Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes



The lotto numbers drawn on Monday May 8th were 13, 22, 23 and 25. There was no jackpot winner, nor were there any Match Three winners. The jackpot is now €1700. The lotto draw takes place at 9pm every Monday night in Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club House, Ransboro Park. Tickets can be bought at Keane’s Supermarket, Strandhill; Margaret’s Café, Finisklin and Bree’s Bar, Strandhill. For further details, contact Joe Gildea or Rose Cawley or check the club website


Musical Treat 2017

Our annual Musical Treat takes place on Sunday May 21st at 7.30pm in Star of the Sea church, Ransboro. This year we are delighted to have Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan, Eleanor Shanley, Kieran Quinn and Sandy Kelly providing the entertainment, as well as some exciting young local talent. Tickets are just €15.00 and are available from Joe Gildea (0879558530), Frank O’ Sullivan (0879133800) or any committee member.


Under 12 Girls

The under 12 girls progressed to the semi-final stage of the A League with a hard fought victory over a very strong Eastern Harps team last Thursday. Trailing by 6 points to 2 at the end of the first quarter, the girls got into the match in the second half to draw level at 6-6 by half time. They kept the pressure on the visitors for all the second half to eventually run out 12 points to 7 victors, holding their opponents to a single point for three quarters. Orna Murphy was top scorer with six points, with two points coming from both Eva White and Alana Wilson. Lauren Healy and Luna Simeoni both contributed a point each. In addition to these scores, there were impressive displays from Mary Kate McPartland at centre back and Aoife Gormley when she moved to full back. Lisa Kilfeather was superb at half back as was Nessa O’ Sullivan who quashed numerous Harps attacks and cleared her lines to set up many attacks. The girls now play Cloonacool-Tubbercurry Gaels in the semi final on Thursday. Team: Áine Morahan, Laoise McKenna, Ava Griffin, Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, Mary-Kate McPartland, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Eva White, Orna Murphy, Orlaith Beirne, Alana Wilson, Aoife Gormley, Luna Simeoni, Clodagh Martyn, Úna Griffin, Áine Harte, Lauren Healy, Hannah Bohan, Grace Bailey, Luisa Mooney, Lauren Dalton and Bronagh Cusack.



U10 and u12 hurling training continues in Ransboro pitch on Saturday mornings. U12s meet at 10.45, with u10s meeting at 11.00am. Training finishes at 12.00.
The u12s played against Castleconnor on Wednesday night and after a difficult first half, the team steadied the ship and put in a fighting performance in a much tighter second half. Castleconnor managed to win, but the team can gain good heart in the way they played against a physically bigger side in the second half, and particularly in winning the last quarter. 
U10 fixtures will be out soon, and the players are looking forward to competing at this level.



There was a successful trip to Castleconnor on Wednesday night for Under 8s, U9s and U10s. Great numbers travelled with all teams so a big Thank You goes out to the parents. We had two under 8 teams playing with approx. 28 children in action. The Under 10 boys beat Rosses Point in the Community Games last Monday and now go on to play St Mary’s. No date has been set yet. Training continues for under 6-8 every Friday in Scarden.


Under 14

Our Under 14 Boys suffered a disappointing defeat to Enniscrone in their 4th round match of the league. Hopes were high for a good performance on the back on an excellent win over Tubbercurry, However, with some players absent, this was not to be, with the west Sligo side showing the greater hunger in the opening half. Goals and points from Andrew Lynch and Mark McDaniel were the only positives in the opening exchanges as Enniscrone ran up a sizeable early tally.
However the half time pep talk had the desired effect and the boys from the Coolera penninsula began to play with a much greater urgency. Liam Gilligan chipped in with three goals, and Owen McKirdy was very solid at the back, while covering Liam’s forays upfield. Ben Cawley was again excellent until going off injured. Cormac Murphy rattled the net late on as did Cathal Ballantine with a great opportunist effort. There were just three scores in it at the end, and plenty of positives to be taken from the second half performance.



Under 16 Girls

The under 16 girls brought their league campaign to an end with a defeat to Geevagh last Tuesday (9th) in Scarden, losing out on a score of 4-13 to 2-10. Although they were well in contention for most of the game, some early goals were to be the difference in the end. Eva Schoen kept the girls in touch in the first half with a tally of 1-03, while Gráinne Redmond and Éilis Burke both contributed a point each, to see our girls trail 4-08 to 1-05 at half time. A much improved second half saw the girls outscore their opponents by 1-05 to 0-05, the scores coming from Amy Hampson 0-2, Ellen Prior 0-01, Amy Deering 0-01 Eva Schoen 0-01 and a Holly Gilligan goal. However, they just couldn’t completely claw back the deficit, and despite some solid performances from Gráinne Redmond, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Aislinn Doggett and second half subs Amy Hampson, Holly Gilligan, Amy Deering and Caoimhe O’ Sullivan they were to miss out on a final place, to their opponents. A campaign of three victories and just two losses must be seen as a good league, with many positives to take into the championship. Team: Lauren Donaghy (Ellen Given), Ellen Given, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Eimear Callaghan (Caoimhe O’ Sullivan), Nadine Deering (Grace Molloy), Gráinne Redmond, Aislinn Doggett, Beibhinn Harte, Roisin Heneghan, Ellen Prior (Amy Deering), Sarah McCormack (Ruth Conlon-Oates), Eva Schoen (Amy Hampson), Éilis Burke (Holly Gilligan).


Under 12 Boys

The under 11 and under 12 boys played host to Owenmore Gaels on Tuesday last. We came away with one win and one loss. The under 11s put in a great performance to win 23-10. The visitors’ under 12 team proved very strong and ran out 26-9 winners.



The minor boys continued their recent good run of form with two wins in the last week. On Friday 5th we hosted Geevagh/St. Michael’s in Scarden. Our boys were too strong for the amalgamated visitors and were comfortable winners 6-10 to 1-04. The boys followed this with an away fixture to Calry/St. Joseph’s on Thursday 11th and, despite missing some players, dominated from start to finish and were convincing winners. 

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