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Club News: 7th of August 2013 *NEW SPONSOR*

posted 7 Aug 2013, 04:21 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 7 Aug 2013, 04:35 ]
The bank holiday weekend proved to be a busy and extremely exciting one for our club. 

The top news of the weekend is that we are proud to announce Michael Cunney and Celtic Sheet Metal Inc, New York, as our new main sponsor of our club. Michael is a Tourlestrane native (Carane) but moved to America in the late 80's. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Ailish, a Curry native, and their three children, daughters Mikayla and Kristen and son Kevin, a keen footballer. We would like to sincerely thank Michael for his support and are looking forward to working with him and his family over the next three years. 

Our New Club Sponsor, Michael Cunney, Celtic Sheet Metal, New York.
L-R: Therese Walsh (Secretary), Michael Cunney (Sponsor), Brendan Leonard (Chairman) and David McVeigh (Treasurer)

(Michael with son Kevin)

(Michael with daughters Kristen and Mikayla and son Kevin.)

First up on the field last weekend was our Senior men who took on Ballymote Round Towers in round 1 of group C on Saturday evening in Buninnadden. The team played as a team unit and raced forward at every opportunity. The team lead at half time, 0-9 to 0-2 points. With the wind at their backs, the team extended their lead and ran out winners on a score of 0-20 to 0-3. Thanks to all the supporters who turned out to support the team and compliments to the Bunninadden club on having the pitch and facilities in great condition. The team have a bye this weekend and will play Coolera/Strandhill in the final group game on Saturday the 17th of August at 7.30pm in Corran Park, Ballymote.  

Our Intermdediate ladies were then in action on Sunday morning when they travelled to Curry to take on our close neighbours. The game was a high intensity one, played in good spirit. Two excellent goals coming from wing forward, Claire McIntyre, one from Katie Walsh and goal of the season coming from new comer to the senior scene, Sinead Mooney. Our girls showed good team work and hunger, using the whole panel and ran out winners on a score of 4-7 to 3-6. Team lined out as follows: Laura McIntyre, Jenny Lundy, Laura Walsh, Laura Neary, Sarah Brennan, Claire Colleran, Edel Meers, Tracy O'Hara, Shauna Henry, Claire McIntyre, Niamh Kelly, Anna Corcoran, Annmarie Kelly, Katie Walsh, Sinead Mooney. Subs Siobhan Carty, Sophie Leonard and Nicola Brennan. The team have one game left in the group stages when they play St. Michael's. The team have won 3 out of 3 games and your support for the team as they approach the knock-out stages would be greatly appreciated. 

The U-16 boys topped off winning ways on Bank Holiday Monday when they recorded an impressive win over Tubbercurry/Cloonacool. Some excellent defending coming from Darren Leonard at full back, great fielding of the ball and catches in the middle of the field from Ciaran Walsh with Ryan Bailey, Rian Kennedy, Liam Gaughan and Richie Lang causing constant trouble for the Tubbercurry defence up front. Final score from Tourlestrane was  3-14 to 2-4. The team have a small break now before they play St. Mary's, who have also won their first three games, on Monday the 19th of August.

The U-14 boys will be in action in the final of the league on Wednesday the 14th of August when they take on Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in Tourlestrane at 7pm.

The Minor footballers were due to play St. Mary's last weekend but the game was posponed. The team will be in action on Thursday the 15th of August when they play Easkey.

Our U-16 hurlers also did the club proud on Sunday last when they lined out in the semi final of the A championship against Coolera/Strandhill. The team showed excellent skill throughout and ran out easy winners, 4-12 to 1-3. This is the teams third successive win in the championship, well done boys!! 

The Minor hurlers are back in action this week when they take on Easkey in an away tie at 7.30 tomorrow (Thursday). This is round 4 of the championship following 

The U-14 hurlers play Castleconnor in the championship quarter final on Friday at home at 7pm.

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.

Thank you to all who travelled from near and far to make the Kilmactigue Gathering such a success at the weekend. A special word of thanks from the club to the organisers, committee and volunteers who made it such a special and memorable Bank Holiday Weekend.  

Congratulations to clubpersons and keen dedicated supporters of the club, Bríd Leonard and Pat Cawley on both hosting very successful Lady Captain's Day and Captain's Day, respectfully, in Tubbercurry Golf Club recently.