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Club Notes: 7th of October 2013

posted 8 Oct 2013, 08:30 by Tourlestrane GAA PRO   [ updated 8 Oct 2013, 12:06 ]

It was a busy weekend for the supporters of Tourlestrane last weekend,
with two county finals on Saturday and the ladies in the Connaught
Intermediate Quarter final on Sunday.

First to take to the field on Saturday was our U-12 girls team. The
team took on Shamrock Gaels in the A decider. Both teams having met in
the early parts of the year with either teams recording a win, it was
always going to be an entertaining game. The game was played in 4
quarters. At the end of the first quarter, after some excellent
defending, Tourlestrane lead on scoreline of 0-4 to 0-0, Shamrock
gaels came back in the second quarter and Tourlestrane went in at half
time on the wrong side of a 1-4 to 2-3 scoreline. The girls came out
more determined in the third and forth goal and a blisteing goal from
Sarah Cunnie after a run through the middled paved the way for a
Tourlestrane victory. The final score 3-10 to 2-8. Team captains,
Catherine Marren and Laura Surlis received the cup on behalf of the
team. Well done to all the girls and team management of Leo Gaughan,
Maureen Walsh, Patrick Hegarty and Katie Walsh.
Team: Sarah Gilligan, Catherine Marren (C), Mariah Normanly, Ellen
Bailey, Katie Molloy, Tara Timlin, Leonie Gaughan, Sarah Cunnie, Laura
Surlis (C), Tara Walsh, Catriona Mooney, Katie O' Hara, Catherine
Brennan, Erin Timlin. Subs: Lusya Nealon, Robin Caldwell, Orla
Fleming, Jane Corcoran, Ali Walsh, Tamara Caldwell, Amy Kennedy,
Mary-Ann Carr, Kevagh Gilligan, Cora Gilligan, Michelle Keenan and
Jade Walsh

The Tourlestrane support quickly transported themselves to Markievicz
park to watch the Minor boys contest the Minor A final when they took
on regining champions, St. Mary's. Two quick St. Mary's goals within 5
minutes of the start of the game, made it an uphill battle for our
boys but they battled all the way to the end, eventually losing out on
a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-6, Well done to all the players and
management on reaching the final.

Tourlestrane Intermediate Ladies are Sligo County Champions 2013. The
game was played under the lights in Tourlestrane on Monday last at
9.30pm, infront of a large crowd, last night.With the breeze in the
first half, the girls didn't get into full swing and went in at half
time on a score of Tourlestrane 0-5 St. Michael's 2-1. In the second
half, Tourlestrane upped their game and drew level on the 48th minute,
with a Katie Walsh goal, Tourlestrane took the lead for the first time
with a point in the 50th minute but St. Michael's quickly responded.
The crucial score in the 54th minute when wing forward Niamh Kelly,
sister of Junior captain, Enda and Senior center forward, John Kelly,
broke through the St. Michael's defence and crashed the ball to the
back on the net. This put Tourlestrane in a 3 point lead with 5
minutes remaining, 2-8 to 2-5. St. Michael's responded with a quick
point but momenentum in the Tourlestrane fowards followed, scoring 1-4
to finish out the game on a score of 3-12 to 2-6. Shauna Henry, team
captain received the cup on behalf of the team and managment.Sunday
saw the return to action of our Intermediate Ladies who were crowned
county champions only 6 days previous. The team played Moy Davitts in
the Connaught Quarter final in Ballyhaunis. The team worked well
together and after a blitz of goals ran out winners on a scoreline of
6-9 to 2-8.The team now advance to the Connaught Semi Final having
overcome the Mayo champions. The team take on Roscommon champions this Saturday, the 12th of October at 4.30pm in Ballinlough.
The U-13 boys were the last of the Green and Gold to take to the field
at the weekend, The team recorded a 9-9 to 2-6 win over
Coolaney/Mullinabreena. The team now face St. John's on Sunday morning
at 12pm in Stenson Park in the Sheild Semi Final.

All roads lead to Markievicz Park this weekend, when our Senior mens
team take on neighbours, Tubbercurry in the county championship final.
Throw in is at 3.30pm, The club extends full support to Shane, the
team and management.
Thanks to the large group of supporters who turned out to support our
teams over the weekend,  all who atteneded the highly succesful "Meet
and Greet" on Friday night last and to all who have decorated the
parish so colourful over the last few weeks in support of all our
teams in finals recently.

David Durkin is holding Tourlestrane's youngest supporter Baby Kieran Gallagher, Adrian & Ann's son, two weeks old.