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posted 6 Aug 2018, 12:51 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Club notes : 
Our senior men started their 2018 championship campaign when they played St John’s Saturday evening in Curry and came away at the final whistle 6 points clear on a score line of 13 points to  Well done to all the team especially our young lads making their debut and certainly leaving their mark on the game Adam Broe, Cian Surlis and Kevin O Hara
Our u16 lads had a great win during the week v Eastern Harps and our u16 girls were unlucky to be beaten by a strong Drumcliffe team . 
Well done to Darragh Connolly who had a day out in Croke Park representing the club on Sunday and did the parish proud .  
Hard luck to our senior Hurlers this afternoon who lost out to Calry. 
Huge congratulations to Paddy Henry and the Sligo Ladies who had a great win in Limerick this afternoon and qualified for the All Ireland intermediate semi final 🏁🏁
Tourlestrane Gaa Family Fun Day is on Sunday 12th August, 2 - 6pm
This Promises to be 'a great day for the parish. 
Activities include: 
- Battle of the Villages GAA Tournament
- A 21 foot inflatable foot-dart competition
- Tourlestrane's Fittest Family Competition
- 'Face in the hole' water challenge 
- Various children races and events
- Live Game commentary, Music and Barbeque throughout.
Best of luck to all the teams who have matches this week .


posted 1 Jul 2018, 14:47 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our senior men took to the field at home in a league game v Coolaney /Mullinabreena on a somewhat cooler afternoon than we have had for a week or more but it proved to be a hot exciting game of football between the two teams which served up great entertainment for all the spectators from both parishes. After swapping leads a number of times in the opening part of the game our lads were ahead at the break by 2/6 to 5 points. 
In the second half we were slow to score and the visitors scored well taken points coming back into the game but eventually we came out the winner by 2/11to 11 points . 
Hard luck to the senior Hurlers who were beaten on Saturday night .
Well done to our u16 boys who had a great win v St John’s and a huge win for our u14 Hurlers who were crowned league champions on Monday last ! 
Cúl camps kick off this week in Tourlestrane and you can still book your place in the morning. Please remember to hydrate all children well in the very hot weather promised again for the week and again a reminder to all to Bring your Water with you as the boil notice is still in place. Enjoy the week !! 

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posted 7 Jun 2018, 15:48 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

With great sadness we lost a true Tourlestrane Gaa supporter earlier today. Maureen Durkin (nee Kirrane) slipped away peacefully after a hard fought illness . Her husband Johnny RIP served in many roles on the executive committee of Tourlestrane Gaa over 5 Decades and Maureen filled her car with many a football team!!! Her 3 sons Michael Shane and Eamon all represented the club at every level and Eamon is one of our Minor Managers At present . 2 of her grandchildren Laura and Jon are on the senior ladies and men’s panels respectively. Her passion for football and all aspects of the Gaelic culture especially her love of the Irish language will be remembered fondly by all of us who knew and loved her. Our sympathies are extended to her Sons Daughters in law grandchildren and extended family Ar dheis Dé go raibh a aman dílis (le cúnamh Dé as she would say herself ) 💚💛


posted 27 May 2018, 12:05 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Notes : 
On very hot days you can still play great football as was proved in a mighty high scoring game this afternoon in Ballymote where the needle hit 25 degrees plus in the Abbott Cup for our Junior game v Ballymote. All the team played out of their skins to hope to seal the win as the teams swapped leads throughout the game. A penalty awarded to each side both converted added to 4 more each and matching points saw them level at the final whistle 5/12 each . Our young leaving cert lads played exceptionally well in their last game before the  exam break Jon Durkin at midfield and Mark Lundy who converted a penalty! Welcome back to Rian Kennedy from his college Erasmus to Missouri and good to see he brought his shooting boots home with him scoring 3 goals and 3 from play and 2 frees. Also to Matthew the New Zealander Lang returned and back in the green and gold again ! Diarmuid Dunne had a class game in a big week all round for him as he is off to marry Andrea next weekend and we wish them well. Great performance lads and we wish a speedy recovery to David O Hara who suffered a knee injury in the game . 
Our seniors were out in Curry last night in Kiernan Cup action in evening sunshine and were slow starting and went in trailing 1/3 to Curry’s 8 points and the hosts a man down due a red card offence the mid way point . Curry kicked the first score of the second half but Tourlestrane got their act together and started to come back taking their scores and the game finished 5 points clear when the ref called time. Final score 4/7 to 14 points. 
Congratulations to Banada NS girls Cumman na nBunscoil winners on Saturday ! Also to Sligo Hurlers who played Fermanagh in the Lory Meagher Cup and had a great win at the pitch Saturday afternoon . This sees them through to a Croke Park Final ! 
On Friday night last our girls had their playoff game v St Nathy’s and a massive performance by the team spurred on by 2 great goals each from both Katie Walsh and Nicki Brennan and great team performances all round most especially our younger girls saw us safely through on a scoreline of 5/8 to 3/8 to our very first Senior girls final for the club ! Katie Walsh showed her true commitment to her club and team mates by playing alongside them for this game and had to forgo travelling to Croke Park to collect her award for division 2 Lidl team of the year . Well done Katie ! 
Congratulations to our club leaving cert students who graduated this week from St Attractas and best wishes for your exams and to our underage club members who made their Confirmation today .


posted 22 May 2018, 04:05 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Fixtures for the week ahead :
Tonight Tuesday our u12 Hurlers play Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in Tubbercurry at 7pm
Wednesday our future stars u8s and u10s are in Ransboro Park playing Coolera/Strandhill at 7pm
Thursday our u14 boys play St John’s at home at 7pm 
Saturday Sligo Hurlers play the second round of the Lory Magher cup in Tourlestrane at 3pm
Also Saturday evening our senior men travel to play Curry once again this time in the Kiernan Cup round 3 at 6pm.
Sunday our Junior men are away to Ballymote Round Towers in round 3 of the Abbott Cup. 
Monday sees our u16 lads away to St Molaise Gaels at 7pm. 
I’m waiting for confirmation of a time for the Senior girls playoff v St Nathy’s when and if it is on this Friday night ! 
Please come out and support the teams .. sure there’s no excuse with the sun shining soon as the bog is turned !!!! 💚💛☀️☀️


posted 20 May 2018, 11:46 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Huge congratulations to our own Tourlestrane Gaa lady Katie Walsh who was selected on the Division 2 Lidl team of the year this week. Pride of the parish to you Katie the club is so proud of you ! 
Our senior lads had a win last night at home in round 6 of the League against our close neighbours Curry . The score at the final whistle was 2/12 to 1/10. 
Our u16 girls came out on top on Monday last v Drumcliff/Rossespoint 4/7 to 3/9 which left them through to a playoff Friday v St Mary’s and unfortunately were beaten by a stronger St Mary’s team on the night. Our minor lads were unlucky to be beaten by Curry in a high scoring game on a Friday night also . 
Well done to the Sligo Hurlers on their great win at the weekend ! 
Best wishes to all our young club members receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next Sunday and to our Leaving Cert members who have their graduation mass this week. 💚💛


posted 16 May 2018, 01:38 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Best wishes to Zak Nealon who will represent Tourlestrane Gaa club this year in the Sligo u14 Football skills competition which takes place tonight in Scarden at 6pm! 💚💛


posted 15 May 2018, 08:59 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Fixtures :
Tonight our u12 football lads have a game v Curry at 7pm in Curry Gaa. 
Wednesday evening at 7pm our future stars u8s /u10s have a game v Tubbercurry in Tubbercurry. 
Thursday our u14 Hurlers are away to Benbulben Gaels in Oxfield Park at 7pm
Friday it's the minor lads turn where they are away to Curry at 7pm
Saturday evening at 7pm the Senior lads play Curry also in the league at home. 
Monday next the u16 lads have a home game v St Mary's .
Best of luck to all the teams and management 💚💛


posted 13 May 2018, 11:18 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Notes :
Our Junior men had a comprehensive win this afternoon in Shamrock Gaels on an impressive scoreline of  2/5 to 8/11 where we saw an excellent performance from all the lads and a great team effort  with a very small panel available ! Shout out to Johnathan O Hara who scored a hat trick and to keeper Adam Broe who denied the hosts more goal chances . Also great to have Anthony Mulholland on the panel for his first game of the season this afternoon ! Well done to all. Yesterday evening the senior squad headed to Oxfield to face Drumcliff/Rosses Point under the shadow of the majestic Ben Bulben and suffice to say they got out of jail a few minutes into extra time where John Kelly kicked an equalising free  which left the two teams at level 15 points DRP to Tourlestranes 2/9, the 2 goals coming from Gary Gaughan in the first half and Oisin Kennedy in the second. Both teams on the night had many missed chances including a penalty having been awarded to Tourlestrane not converted, the game nearly slipped away from both teams so in the end as they say a draw was the best result for both. 
In other under age games this week our u12 Hurlers had a mighty win over Western Gaels 14 points to 2 as did our u14 footballers who sailed home with a great win and a high scoring game away to St Pats 8/11 to 2/3. 
Our u16 girls were not so lucky away to Calry on Wednesday evening and were behind by a lot of scores at the final whistle . 
Congratulations to club man Cathal Henry who made GAA team of the week for his performance in London for Sligo last weekend . 
Well done to all who participated in any way be it walking or organising another successful Darkness into Light walk at 4:15 am Saturday morning around the beautiful candle lit roads of Banada across Gortermone Creesuane and through the back avenue of Banada convent again spreading the word of HOPE to those in Darkness and suffering mental torture at the same time remembering lost loved ones .

Fixtures for the week

posted 8 May 2018, 02:11 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Fixtures for the coming week :
Tuesday 8th May our u12 Hurlers play Western Gaels at the pitch at 7pm. 
Our u16 girls are away to  Calry/St Josephs at 7pm
Thursday our u14 footballers are away to St Pats/Dronard at 7pm
Saturday our senior men are out in league action v DRP in Oxfiekd park at 7pm
Sunday our Junior men have their next round of the league v Shamrock Gaels at 2pm

Best of luck to all the teams and managers . Please show support for them all 💚💛

Not a winning day yesterday for the Senior or Junior men . Seniors finished 1/4 to Tubbercurry's 11 points and juniors 2/9 to Curry's 2/18. 
Congratulations to Sligo who had a great win in London at the weekend including our own club men who played their part well in the win. Welcome home to our merry band of supporters who travelled to cheer them on in Ruislip! I think it is more of a case that London survived them than the other way around !!! 💚💛

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