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Club News: 21st February 2016

posted 22 Feb 2016, 00:44 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO

Our Senior Hurlers played Roscommon Gaels under lights in Tourlestrane on Saturday evening last. This was a round 5 fixture of the Tain League but both teams agreed to bring the game forward to avoid a fixtures clash with Sligo and Roscommon championship games respectively. Our side started the game well and went into an early lead but the visitors settled as the game progressed and went in at half time with a one point lead on a scoreline of 1-04 to 8 points. In the second half both sets of defense worked hard and made scoring chances difficult to convert. With time up and trailing by two points, the home side were forced to go for goal but in a packed goal mouth, the goal never came. The final score Tourlestrane 1-07 Roscommon Gaels 0-12.This is the second time in history that the club has played a competitive fixture against a Roscommon club, an indicator of the progress the team is making. The next Tain League fixture is on Saturday when they team travel to Carrick on Shannon.

The panel were Patrick Quinn, Shane Neary, Gavin Feeily, Colm McVeigh, J.P. Lang, Tom Brennan, Stephen Roddy (Captain), Padraig McVeigh, Barry Walsh, Peadar Leonard, Enda Gallagher,  Patrick Burke,  Ruaidhri Brennan, Sean Quinn, Jerome Quinn, Diarmuid Brennan and Jimmy Walsh.

A Foundation Coaching Course is being held in the Teeling Centre, Collooney on Friday, 4th March from 7 - 10pm. Anyone who wishes to attend this course should contact Club Secretary, Amanda Walsh on 087-7422843.  Places are limited and the names of those wishing to attend need to be submitted as soon as possible.

A Child Protection Course is being held in the Hilary Room, Banada on Saturday, 5th March from 5-8pm. Places on this course are limited to 16 so please contact Amanda Walsh on 087-7422843 to book your place as again, the names of those wishing to attend need to be submitted as soon as possible.

Anyone wishing to coach on this years Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps are required to send their CV and photocopy of the following by March 31st to:Liam Og Gormley, Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence, Scarden, Strandhill Rd. Sligo

Congratulations to the St. Attracta's CS Boys team who overcame St. Colman's, Claremorris on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-10 on Sunday last in the Connacht A Schools Championship Semi Final. The club was represented through Adam Broe, Darren Leonard, Liam Gaughan(1-08), Richie Lang, Conan Marren (1-04), Seán McVeigh, Conor Walsh and Daniel Clarke, Senior Footballer, Stephen Henry is also a selector with the team. The team will face Summerhill in an all Sligo Connacht A Schools Final on March 5th. 

Senior Ladies football training has resumed on Friday evenings at 9.30pm at the main field. All new or returning players welcome.

Our Club and Tourlestrane GAA Fundraising Committee are hosting a Monster Quiz on Good Friday, 25th of March, in Banada Abbey Hall.The quiz starts at 8.30pm and Paddy Henry (Rhue) is the MC for the night. Tables of 4 cost €50. Tables can be pre-booked through club secretary, Amanda Walsh on 087-7422843.

Club Sligo 2016 was launched recently, the main fundraiser for Sligo GAA.  Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket to support our county teams should contact any of our club officers at Tourlestrane GAA.

Bingo at Banada Abbey this Tuesday 8.30pm. The Snowball has reached a massive €4,300 on 48 calls or less and the Lotto is at €220.

The next Banada Teenage Disco will take place on Friday the 18th of March (St. Patrick's Weekend).

The BULL Challenge takes place this Saturday the 27th of February on the Banada Abbey grounds with both 6km and 12km routes available. Registration has now opened. For more details visit their Facebook page or check out their website at