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Club News: 11th March 2013

posted 10 Mar 2013, 11:40 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO
Our Senior Men team took on neighbours Curry in Round 2 of the Kiernan Cup under the lights in Tourlestrane, on Friday night last. The team got off to a great start scoring 1-2 within the first 10 minutes of the game. However a penalty just before half time put Curry in the front at the interval on a scoreline of 1-3 to 1-6. Some great points from John Quinn, Alan Dunne, James Leonard, Matthew Brennan and Gerry Mcgowan in the second half just wasn't enough to get the team over the line. The final score 1-10 to 1-8 in favour of Curry. The team are continuing to prepare for their first round of the league against St. Molaise Gaels at a date to be confirmed.

The U-16 boys kick started their league campaign on Sunday morning last with an away tie with St. Molaise Gaels. The boys played well but it proved too difficult to come back after 2 quick goals that came at the start of the first half. The team came up short at the end on a
scoreline of 2-6 to 7 points.

The Minor boys have their first outing in their league campaign on Monday the 18th of March at 12pm in Tourlestrane when they take on neighbours Tubbercurry/Cloonacool. The club wishes the team and management every success with their coming season.

The Senior Ladies have their first league game this weekend. The 
details of opposition or venue were not available at the time of printing. The team are continuing to train hard under Paddy Henry on a Friday night and Sunday morning and new/returning players are always welcome.

Congratulations to Barry Walsh, John Carr, Cathal Henry, Kenneth Gavighan, Oisin Kennedy, Niall Brennan, JP Lang, selector Gary Gaughan and the rest of the St. Attracta's team and management on winning the Connaght Senior B Schools final agai nst St. Aloysius, Athlone on Saturday on a score line of 3-9 to 1-14. There was great defending from club men Barry and John and some influential scores from Cathal (0-4) and Kenneth (1-2).

Best wishes to Brian Egan and the rest of the Sligo U-21 team and management when they take on Galway in Tuam this Monday the 18th at 4pm in the Quarter final of the U21 Connaght Championship. Also, best wishes to the Sligo Minor team and management for the coming season.
They take on Leitrim on Friday at 7pm in Cloone. Well done to the Sligo Senior Men on an improved performance as they drew with league leaders Cavan on Sunday last. The team take on Meath this Saturday in Navan in Round 5 of the league at 5pm.

There will be a Banada Teenage disco taking place this Friday night, the 15th of March.

The club is holding their annual medal presentation on Friday the 22nd of March in Flynns, Aclare. The Senior men will be receiving their League Division 1, Kiernan Cup and Calry 7s medals, the Hurlers will receive their Martin Brennan Cup medals and the Minors will receive their Championship "A" runner up medals on the night. The first quarterly draw for the Lotto Syndicate will also take place.

Jason Ryan, Kildare football coach, is taking a coaching workshop on conditioned games for scoring on Friday March 15th at 7pm in the IT Sligo GAA pitch. All coaches/managers within the club are welcome to attend. Also there is a new section on the Club Website "Training Drills" which may come in useful for some new drills for the underage team development.

Training for U-8s in Hall on Wednesday eve from 6.30 -7.30pm and u-10s from 7.30 -8.30pm.

Club hoddies, polo tops, jerseys, and small amount of training tops in all sizes still avaliable. Contact Therese on 086-3471371 for more information.

Big money waiting to be won every Tuesday night in Banada Abbey Hall. Bingo from 8.30pm with a minimum payout each night of €2,000.

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Attached is a picture of club officials from the Ocean FM Club focus night recently:

Back row: (L-R) Dermot Walsh, Richard Kennedy, Neil Egan, Paddy Henry,
Jerry Lundy, Joe Quinn and Tom Kennedy

Front row: (L-R) David McVeigh, Mickey Gallagher, Darragh Cox, Brendan
Leonard, Therese Walsh, Eamon O'Hara and Niall Surlis