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Club News: 19th of August 2013

posted 18 Aug 2013, 12:01 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 19 Aug 2013, 03:43 ]
Our Senior men drew with Coolera/Strandhill on Saturday last on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2.8. The team top Group C on score difference and have advanced to the Quarter Final stages.

Our Junior Men came up short in their first game of the championship on Sunday morning last when they lost to St. John's on a final scoreline of 3-6 to 1-7. The team play in round 2 on Friday the 23rd of August when they take on Castleconnor . The game is at 7pm in St. Brendan's GAA Park. The club would like to welcome Stephen McCloskey, Derry, and Eamon Coyne, Galway, to the club. We would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Jerome who suffered a hand injury in the game against St. John's.

Our Intermediate game with St. Michael's was postponed due to Sligo Ladies involvement in the All Ireland Intermediate Championship.. Best wishes to Tracy O'Hara, Claire Colleran and the rest of the Sligo Ladies team and management playinh Down in the All Ireland Intermediate Semi Final. The game takes place this Saturday, the 24th of August, at 2pm in Clones. 

Well done to our Minor boys team who got two late goals to secure a 2-8 to 0-6 point win over Easkey in round 3 of the championship on Thursday last. The team play St. Mary's this Wednesday the 21st of August at 7pm in Tourlestrane.

Following their good win over Tubbercurry/Cloonacool, the U-16 boys are in action tonight (Monday) at 7pm in Kent Park when they take on St. Mary's.

Our U-14 boys went on a goal spree as they over came Ballymote in round 1 of the A championship on Friday last. The game finished up 12-5 to 4-7. Next up for the team is Coolaney/Mullinabreena this Saturday at 7pm in Tourlestrane.  

Our U-12 girls play Shamerock Gaels this Thursday at home. The game against St. Marys due to be played recently wil be refixed. Our U-14 girls play tonight (Monday) against St. Nathys, while the U-16 team recorded their first win against Owenmore Gaels on Wednesday last. Owenmore Gaels took an early lead with an opening 1-2 in 10 mins but a very strong second half from all the girls saw them come out on top with eight points to spare. Goals from Sharon Skeffington and Anna Corcoran either side of half time and 3 vital points from the boot of U-14 county player Molly Kennedy came at the right time for our girls. 2 of our Intermediate stars, Sarah Brennan and Sofie Leonard showed great leadership and worked tirelessly throughout.

Our underage hurlers have a busy week. The U-14 team play the semi final on Friday when they take on Drummcliffe/Rosses Point at 7pm in Oxfield. The U-16 team are in the county A final on Monday the 26th of August at 7pm in Markievicz Park and its back to the same venue on Tuesday the 27th of August when the U-12s take on Calry/St. Joseph's in their county final.

Congratulations and best wishes to all the Leaving Certificate students on their exam results last Wednesday. 

The last Banada underage disco of the summer takes place this Friday, the 23rd of August. 

The club would like to send a warm welcome return to Austin O'Hara who rejoins the club after a spell with St. Mary's.

The club was saddened to learn of the death of John O'Hara, Peral River, NY, and formely of Cloongonagh. John was an underage player and keen supporter of the club. The Club extends sympathy to his parents James and Kathleen O'Hara, his brothers Francis and Paul, and his sisters Rosaleen and Catherine, his wife Alice and five children Owen, Austin, Shane, Alish and John and to all his friends around the parish. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad. 

The Club would also like to extend sympathy to the Murphy family, Tubbercurry, on the death of their father, Tommy Joe. May he rest in peace.

Reminder: As the football and hurling seasons are both in full swing, show your support for our teams and club by putting up your flags to show the men, ladies, boys and girls your support