Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes

GAA President’s Awards 2019

The club is delighted to have Cian Smith join the Senior Football management team for 2019. The eldest of the four Smith brothers, Cian has tasted success for his club, Boyle, at all grades. A key member of the 2006 Roscommon Minor team that captured All Ireland glory after a 55-year gap, his football career had to be put on hold in 2007 while he successfully overcame serious illness. Cian fought his way back to football and was an integral member of the Boyle team that captured intermediate honours in 2013. Since retirement he has become heavily involved in coaching and fundraising and we welcome him to Coolera-Strandhill.

On Friday evening, Cian, along with his parents, Mike and Mary and his brothers Enda, Ronan and Donal, were awarded the Dermot Earley Family Award at the GAA President’s Awards for their long association and dedication to Boyle GAA.  Let’s hope it’s the first of many awards for Cian this year!



This is a reminder that Coolera-Strandhill GAA Club member registration is now open for 2019 season. If you have already registered, thanks. If you want to register and cannot remember your password, please click the “Reset Password” button and follow the instructions. We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and committee. As the playing season gets under way, players are reminded that in order to be insured to play, they must be registered. Anyone who has not registered by March 31st is not eligible to vote at the A.G.M. You can register on-line on www.coolerastrandhill.comHere's looking forward to a successful 2019 for us all...!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The club has once again entered the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Last year we won the Sports Category and would like to build on the success by having a larger representation. This year’s theme is Leprechauns and the organisers are hoping to set a world record on the day, so everyone is asked to wear Leprechaun costumes.


Club Nursery Programme

The Club Nursery programme continues each Friday in the Ursuline College from 6pm to 7pm. The programme is open to all children aged 5-8. Registration is online on and includes club top, shorts and socks.



Last week's Lotto numbers for a jackpot of €10800 were 4, 6, 11, 20. Gerard Dunleavy and Michael Scanlon were Match 3 winners. Next week's jackpot is €10900. Tickets cost just €2.00 and are available in Bree's Bar, Coolera House and Keane's Centra or committee members. The draw takes place each Monday in the clubhouse.


Junior Ladies

The Junior Ladies get their season underway on St. Patrick’s Day when they play St. Farnan’s in the Spring Shield in Ransboro Pk. The match is due to start at 11.00.




Dermot Molloy Hurling League

The hurling season also begins on St. Patrick’s Day when the seniors play Calry/St. Joseph’s in Round 1 of the Dermot Molloy League in Hazelwood with a 12.30 throw-in.


Minor Football

The Bank Holiday action concludes with our minors travelling to Nace O’ Dowd Park on Monday to take on Coolaney/Mullinabreena in Group 1 of the U18 B League. Throw-in is at 12.00.


National Hurling League Final.

The club was proud to have seven representatives on the Sligo Hurling panel, that took to the field against Longford in the Div.3 League Final in Connacht GAA Centre on Sunday. The Comerford brothers, Eoin, Marc and Luke, Kieran Prior, Gary Cadden, Kevin Banks and Shane Brennan have all played a part in getting Sligo to this stage of the league.

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