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Club News: 7th of February 2016

posted 7 Feb 2016, 08:11 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO
Our Senior Hurlers played Cluainin Iomaint from Manorhamilton today in Tourlestrane in Round 1 of the Táin League. There was a strong southerly wind which made it a game of two halves. Tourlestrane played with the wind in the first half and led by 2:08 to 0:07 at half time. Ruaidhri Brennan was in fine form scoring 1:07 in the first half, all from play except for 2 points from 65m frees. The county Leitrim opponents came out for the second half with the wind at their backs and determined to turn the game around. They scored 1:04 without reply to leave the sides level with 5 minutes remaining on the clock. Niall Durkin was called into action and with his first possession scored a badly need point to leave Tourlestrane one up. Cluainin Iomaint scored another point from a free to level it again with the game heading into injury time. From Tourlestrane's final attacking move, Patrick Burke scored from play to earn a one point win on a scoreline of 2:10 to 1:12. The game was keenly contested by two clubs where in the last four games no more than two points separated the teams in any game. The Galway referee done a great job officiating the game and complemented both teams afterwards for the quality and sporting manner the game was played in. The team now have a 3 week break before they travel to Carrick to play in round 2 of the competition on Saturday the 27th of February at 2pm.
The Tourlestrane panel was Declan Loughnane, Shane Neary, Gavin Feeily, Joe Gallagher, Tom Brennan, Stephen Roddy, Barry Walsh, J.P. Lang, Ruaidhri Brennan, Colm McVeigh, Enda Gallagher, Patrick Burke, Padraig McVeigh, Matthew Lang, Sean Quinn, Niall Durkin and Jerome Quinn.

Well done to our U-10 boys and girls of the parish who took part in a match at half time during the Sligo V Westmeath Men's National League game on Sunday in Markievicz Park. (Picture attached)
Team: Aaron Flynnn, Aoife Walsh, Eoin Kennedy, Holly Surlis, Joey Surlis, Mathew Walsh, Mike Gallagher, Ronan Walsh, Rory Gillgan, Ryan McGowan, Shane Duffy and Sophie Monaghan. Thanks to team mentor Fintan Kennedy and to all parents who attended.
Well done to Sligo Senior men on their Division 3 win over Westmeath in Markievicz Park on Sunday last on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-10. The club was represented through Noel Gaughan, Brian Egan, Adrian McIntyre and Stephen Henry.  

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.

A meeting will take place on Wednesday, 10th February in the Clubhouse at 8pm with all team managers, ladies, hurling and football to discuss the recent changes in the coaching requirements for 2016 and it is important that everyone attend.

The next meeting of the Tourlestrane GAA Development Fundraising Committee takes place on Monday the 8th of February at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse. All welcome. The committee are in final talks about a big upcoming club fundraiser.

The BULL Challenge takes place on 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

The next Banada Teenage Disco will take place on Friday the 12th of February (Valentines) and Friday the 18th of March (St. Patrick's Weekend).

Our U-8 and U-10 Coaching for Boys and Girls continues in Banada Hall. It starts with a nursery for children born between 2008 and 2010 from 6pm on Thursday 21st. From 7-8 we will have U-10 Coaching for Children born in 2006 and 2007. All Parents are welcome to come along to see the Nursery programme delivered by Pat Kilcoyne.

Our club bingo at Banada Abbey Hall continues every Tuesday night at 8.30pm. Great opportunity to win next Tuesday when the Snowball has reached €4,200 on 47 calls or less and the Lotto is at €200.