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Club News: 16th May 2016

posted 16 May 2016, 00:26 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 17 May 2016, 08:26 ]
Our Senior Men recorded their 5th win of their Division 1 league campaign when they overcame Eastern Harps at a sun drenched field in Tourlestrane on Sunday last. The team put up a great team performance with a final score of 2-12 to 0-12. The team travel to St. Mary's on Saturday evening in their next fixture. Throw in in Kent Park is 7pm. 


                      TOURLESTRANE   2 – 12       EASTERN  HARPS   0 - 12

Free flowing Tourlestrane showcasing half a dozen or so county panelists proved superior to old rivals Eastern Harps in this Round 6 Fureys coaches Division 1 League match played at sun drenched Tourlestrane on Sunday last.Entertaining at all times, lively and inventive too it has to be said,  nevertheless this most recent encounter lacked the bite you normally get from these rivals perhaps due to the high temperatures, temperatures not normally seen in May. Or perhaps the absence of intensity was due to their forthcoming championship clash later this year with neither side too anxious to go flat out. Laying down a marker is a term often used to describe such a scenario and if this was the case in Tourlestrane on Sunday last then  it was the home side who laid it down and this they did using an indelible marker.

Two early first half goals from John Quinn and Cathal Henry gave the winners a platform on which to boss the game, controlling the pace and at all times keeping the visitors four and five points away from parity. To their credit Eastern Harps did play some fine football however the winners at all times looked capable of upping the pace and the pressure if such a situation demanded. On top at midfield for most of the hour where Stephen Henry shone brightest of all Tourlestrane used their two early goals to give themselves a half time cushion of six points. Perhaps a bit wasteful in the second period when notching several wides Tourlestrane still controlled the possession stakes to run out winners by the same margin.

Dominated perhaps in most sectors of the field Eastern Harps nonetheless were never totally out of this game and indeed created by far the best goal scoring chances of the day, none of which were converted. From four created it would be at least two finished on a normal day out, but the Tourlestrane defence proved highly vigilant getting in some last ditch blocks on several occasions while goalkeeper Padraig McVeigh was in spectacular form between the posts. Football fans in the county can look forward to this summers championship clash between these two rural rivals and on this showing the likes of, always on the move Noel Gaughan , rock steady Adrian McIntyre , high fielding Stephen Henry and crafty forwards Brian Egan and Cathal Henry will command a fair bit of the pre planning from Shane King and his cabinet of wise men from the east. On the evidence of this Round 6 tie that towering performer Ross Donovan, fit and pacey Kevin Gallagher, creative Tony Taylor and unlucky finishers Sean Bruen and Martin Doherty will take up some thinking time from the decorated and medal laden  Tourlestrane advisory team of Eamonn O Hara and Gerry McGowan.

Tourlestrane team: 

Padraig McVeigh, Darren Leonard, Barry Walsh, Noel Gaughan, John Francis Carr, Adrian McIntyre, James Leonard, Stephen Henry, Pat Harte, Alan Dunne, John Quinn, Niall Egan, John Marren, Cathal Henry, Brian Egan.

Subs Used: Kenneth Gavigan, Shane Dunne

The Minor boys beat St. Molaise Gaels 5-13 to 1-9 in round 5 of the league on Friday last. The team make the short journey to Curry on Friday night for their next game, throw in 7pm. 

The U-14 boys team continue their league campaign travelling to Keash on Thursday for round 5. The team take on Eastern Harps at 7pm.

Our U-12 girls are due to play their league quarter final in the coming week in a home fixture. The date and time for the semi final has yet to be fixed.

Our U-8s/U-10s  travel to St. John's on Wednesday evening for their 4th round games. 

Well done to Tom Brennan, Ruairi Brennan, Peadar Leonard, Declan Loughnane and all the Sligo Senior Hurling team and management on their 3-18 to 3-11 win over Lanchashire on Saturday last in Birmingham in the Lory Meagher Cup. 

Well done to Leonie Gaughan and Sarah Cunnie who represented the club when they travelled to Portlaoise on Saturday last. The girls had a very early start when they travelled to Laois for the All Ireland U-14 blitz with Sligo. The girls both did the club very proud with outstanding performances receptively. The team are now preparing for the All Ireland C competition. 

Bingo at Banada Abbey every Tuesday 8.30pm. Great opportunity to win next Tuesday when 
the Snowball is €4,700 on 50 calls or less and the Lotto is at €300.  

Register online for the Sligo GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camps before May 31st for the Kelloggs GAA Cul camps and get your Cúl Camp gear delivered to your school in June