Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes


The numbers drawn in last week’s lotto were 11, 14, 16 and 25. The jackpot of €3600 was not won, nor were there any Match Three winners. The jackpot goes up by a hundred euro to €3700. Tickets can be bought in Bree’s Bar, Keane’s Centra and Margaret’s Café.


Under 13 Féile

Our u13 Feile Team had a deserved win over Ballymote/Bunninadden in Corran Park on Sunday. A vocal travelling support saw Andrew Lynch find the net in the first minute after a powerful run by Ciaran Langan. The Strandhill native then goaled himself, followed by fine scores from Luke Mc Ternan, Donnacha Beirne, Oisin O Neill and Mark McDaniel. Jamie Kilfeather had provided a couple of good assists when he too scored to leave his side leading by four goals going into the interval.
The strong breeze favoured Ballymote in the second half but an industrious performance saw the west Sligo side again outscore their rivals. Oisin O Neill was on the mark, quickly followed by a Ross Doherty penalty and fine work by Alfie McDermott set up Mark McDaniel for the final score.
The backs in particular performed well as a unit with Owen Mc Kirdy,Tadgh Doggett, Sergei Donaghue and Rory Kinane coming in for special mention.
Next up is an away semi-final with Castleconnor next Sunday.


TUS Scheme 

Coolera - Strandhill GAA Club, Ransboro, wish to appoint a person for general maintenance duties under the TUS Scheme.  For information regarding eligibility requirements, please contact Gerard Mullaney, Tus Programme Supervisor, Sligo Leader at or alternatively, by mobile at 086/8221995. 



Minor Semi-Final

There was disappointment for our minors on Friday evening when they were defeated by St. Farnan’s on a score of 1-15 to 2-11. First to settle the boys were on the scoreboard with an early goal from Kieran Prior, who added four points before half time. There were first half points too from Tristan Gilligan and Leo Doherty, as well as a second goal from Caleym Malone leaving the boys ahead by two points at half time. St. Farnan’s however were stronger in the second half, and cut the deficit. A tense final fifteen minutes saw the teams exchange points but unfortunately it was to be St. Farnan’s who prevailed.



Under 14 Girls

Our under 14 girls were unfortunate to lose out in the championship final last Saturday when they were defeated by St. Nathy’s 5-05 to 2-10. The girls dominated the early stages of the match and stormed into the lead, with points from Amy Hampson, Amy Deering, Anna Callaghan, Shona Dalton and Cliodhna O’ Sullivan added to a Beibhinn Harte goal. Despite a creditable tally of 1-08 in the first half, the concession of goals was to be their downfall, and they trailed by a single point at half time. The second half turned out to be a frustrating affair, where possession wasn’t converted into scores. 1-01 from Shona Dalton and a Keri Mitchell point were to be the only scores in the period, where injuries to key players Beibhinn Harte, Amy Hampson and Cliodhna O’ Sullivan were also to prove critical. To their credit, the girls battled to the very end, but it wasn’t to be their day. Team; Keri Mitchell (0-01), Grace Molloy, Ciara Lindsay (Mary-Kate McPartland), Cliodhna Davitt, Beibhinn Harte (1-00) Holly Gilligan, Amy Deering (0-01), Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (0-01), Shona Dalton (1-03), Amy Hampson (0-03) (Ciara Lindsay),  Nessa O’ Sullivan, Anna Callaghan (0-01) , Enya Hughes (Aoife Gormley), Emma O’ Loughlin, Clodagh Martyn.


Junior B Semi-Final

Our junior footballers made their exit from the championship at the semi-final stage when they were beaten by St. Molaise Gaels 2-12 to 1-11. They never really recovered from the concession of an early goal and trailed by five points at half time. A Luke Comerford goal early in the second half brought us right back into the tie, but some good long range points from Molaise kept them ahead. Indeed, Coolera had goalkeeper Colm Scanlon to thank for two excellent saves, but he could do nothing about a penalty award late in the game that made the game safe for the North Sligo side. Team; Colm Scanlon Fionn Morrissey, Diarmuid Loftus, Luke Comerford, Paddy Gillen, Ronan Redmond, Larry Cadden, David Kilrehill, Ryan McEnroe, David Joyce, John Kilrehill, Seán Callaghan, Eoin Macken, Adam Kerrigan, David Parke, Alan Scanlon.


Connacht Semi-final

Best wishes to our junior ladies when they play Tuam-Cortoon in the Connacht Semi-Final on Saturday.  Please give them your support. 

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