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Club News: 12th February 2013

posted 12 Feb 2013, 04:06 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 12 Feb 2013, 08:10 ]
The club would like to congratulate and send best wishes to Eamon
Haran on becoming Senior team manager for the coming season. Eamon
played for the Senior team for a number of years and was influential
in winning the Owen B Cup in 2004, 2007 and 2009, Leo Kenny Cup, the
Division 1 league and the Kiernan Cup. Eamon succeeds Neil Egan, who
stepped down after two years back in charge after guiding the club to
its tenth senior championship title in 2011. The club would also like
to extend best wishes to Brendan Egan who has transferred to St.
Vincent's, Dublin, due to work commitments.

The Club featured on Oceam FM in the AIB GAA Club Focus on Sunday
last. The hour long special can now be replayed online. The link is
now online at under Match Reports.
Ocean FM meet with Club president Mickey Gallagher, Chairman 
Brendan Leonard, Secretary Therese Walsh, Treasurer David McVeigh,
Lotto Co-ordinator Tommy Kennedy, Minor Manager Richard Kennedy, 
Coaching Officer Niall Surlis, Former Senior Manager Neil Egan, and also 
Current Football and Former All Star Eamonn O'Hara. Thank you to all 
involved in the promtion of our club.

Indoor Hurling for U9, U11 & U13s every Monday evening in Banada Abbey
Hall from 6-7pm.  Indoor hurleys provided but please bring a helmet. A
rota to help with supervision will be drawn up if some volunteers are
available. For more details contact John Lang 086-1207906

Well done to the Sligo Senior Mens team on their win over Antrim at
the weekend. The club was represented by Adrian McIntyre. The club
would like to wish Brian Kennedy a speedy recovery as he picked up an
injury in the teams defeat to Roscommon.

The Senior Ladies team returned to training last Friday night for
their upcoming season. All new/returning players are welcome to join.
Training is this Friday at 8.45pm on the sand. Join the Tourlestrane
Ladies GAA group for all the latest on training. Best wishes to
Aisling Egan who has transferred to St. Jude's, Dublin, for the coming

Hard luck to the Sligo Senior Ladies team who lost out to Down in
round 2 of the National League. The club is represented by Tracy
O'Hara and Claire Colleran. The girls play Armagh in round 3 of the
league in Sligo IT this Sunday at 2pm.

Best of luck to St. Attracta's Community School in the Senior Senior
Final against St. Joseph's College, Galway. This game takes place next
Thursday the 21st of February at the Connacht GAA Centre at 12.30. The
club has numerous representatives on the panel and your support would
be greatly appreciated.

The Tourlestrane GAA Website has been updated with a section titled 
"Training Drills".  This section is there to aid with the training of our underage 
stars. It is divided into Warm Ups, Carrying Drills, Passing/Receiving Drills, 
Scoring Drills, Tackling Drills and Games. There are different levels at each 
which include Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Some activities also include 
Youtube clips.
Check it out at
If you have anything you would like to add to it, let me know.

Congratulations and best wishes to the birth of the newest members of the 
club.. Meave and Donal Fallon, Christine and Derek O'Hara, Irene and 
Sean Fitzsimmons, Orla and Kevin Harrington all on the birth of their baby
boys. Also congratulations to Mai and Tom Kennedy on the birth of their 
first grandchild, former ladies player, Emma and had a baby girl recently. 

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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