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Club News: 14th of August 2015

posted 14 Aug 2015, 03:20 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO
Our Senior Men resume their Division 1 league campaign this Sunday when they take on St. John's at 12pm in Tourlestrane. The team then continue their Senior Championship campaign on Sunday the 23rd of August at 6pm in Kesh. 

Our Senior Hurlers are also back in action this weekend when they take on Naomh Eoin at 6pm tomorrow (Saturday) in Tourlestrane. 

Our Minor boys team play St. Mary's at 7pm in Kent Park at 7pm on Wednesday in round 2 of their championship campaign. Belated congratulations to Liam Gaughan who was named as 'Man of the Match' in Sligo Minors Connacht Final draw with Galway in Hyde Park. Liam also features in Electric Irelands latest advertisement. 

Well done to our U-16 boys team who overcame Shamrock Gaels in round 2 of the championship on Monday on a score of 3-16 to 2-9. The team play St. Molaise Gaels on Monday in round 3 of the competition. The game takes place in Grange at 7pm. 

Our Junior team have qualified for the Junior B Championship Quarter final. The team will take on St. Pat's in Easkey on Saturday the 22nd of August.

There is a busy few weeks ahead with all of our under-age ladies teams kicking off their championship campaigns.

Our Minor ladies team look to continue their winning ways when they travel to St. Michaels on Tuesday. The round 3 game throws in at 7pm.

Our U-16 girls team start their championship campaign on Tuesday the 25th of August when they take on Calry/St. Josephs at 6.45pm at home. 

Our U-14 girls look to continue their winning ways following a great league campaign when they take on Shamrock Gaels in round 1 of the championship at 7pm in Coola on Friday 21st of August. 

Our U-12 girls start their championship campaign on Monday the 24th of August when they play Eoghan Rua in Tourlestrane at 7pm.

Congratulations to all Leaving Certificate students who received their results on Wednesday. 

Best of luck to Katie Walsh, Grainne Carty, Aisling Egan, Paddy Henry and all the Sligo Ladies team in their All Ireland Quarter Final in Birr this Saturday when they take on Waterford. The game throws in at 2pm. 

After the hectic activity of the past month Sligo GAA supporters have an opportunity to relax and reflect on the season to date and discuss the upcoming Club Championships at Cleveragh Racecourse on Tuesday evening 18th August when the Annual Race Day takes place.
Patrons will be delighted to hear that the Race Day package has been reduced this year to €20 per person.The package includes entry to the Races (normally €15), a free Race Card (normally €3), a free entry to the Race Day Prize Draw with €500 in Prizes and entry to the Post Race BBQ in Kennedy’s Bar.The GAA ticket will also provide entry to the Patrons Marquee where Bar and Tote facilities will be available as well as a Tipster, Traditional music and Spot prizes.
Of course, the day itself is themed Black & White in keeping with the County colours and it’s hoped all attending will dress for the occasion. The organisers have again promised the following events with generous prizes 
Best Dressed Lady
Best Dressed Gent
Best Dressed Couple

The Sligo Race committee have generously invited both our Minor and Senior panels as their Guests for the evening to acknowledge their efforts over the past few months and this will add some further colour to the event.
Peter Greene, Chairman of the Sligo GAA Race Day committee also advises that the committee have introduced a new novel event for this year’s Race Day in the form of a 1 mile Race over the course. The organisers are asking each Club in the County to nominate one runner dressed appropriately in their Club colours to take on the 1 mile distance. The Race will finish in front of the main stand and will take place after the 3rd Race on the Card and will have an attractive prize for the victor. So who will be the fastest GAA miler in Sligo – come along and support your nominee!
Club nominations should be forwarded to Eamonn McMunn Co. Administrator by Friday 14th August.
Once the racing is over, patrons can retire to Kennedy’s bar where the Quinn family will provide a BBQ on the premises and a good night’s entertainment, hopefully as well as the inaugural event last year.
Tickets for the event are available from any member of the Executive or Finance committee or directly from Eamonn McMunn, County Board Administrator – Phone 087 052 4574.