Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes

Lotto Results

The lotto jackpot continues to grow and has now reached €13500. Last week’s numbers were 6, 13, 16, 22. Match Three winners were Maria Monaghan and Seán Kelly.

 

Junior Ladies

The junior ladies were back in action on Thursday evening when they played Molaise Gaels in the second round of the league. Both sides fielded depleted teams in a tie that proved to be a very useful workout before their respective minor finals. Coolera lined out minus seven of the championship final squad, and after a very close, entertaining contest, were unlucky to lose out by the narrowest of margins 0-13 to 1-09. Molaise were first to settle and quickly built up a five point lead, but to their credit the girls worked their way back into the match and when Cliodhna O’ Sullivan fired to the net, there were just three between the teams at half time. Attracta Halloran, who had made the journey back from Dublin to line out, was once again in top form, slotting over five points, while Keri Mitchell, Amy Deering and Shona Dalton were also on target. The defence was led by Caoimhe O’ Sullivan at centre back, and Holly Gilligan was excellent at full-back while the ever-improving Eimear Callaghan impressed in the corner. A few missed opportunities and the concession of some poor frees would ultimately be the difference between the sides as the North Sligo side scored their second win of the year over our girls. Team: Beibhinn Harte, Amy Hampson, Holly Gilligan, Eimear Callaghan, Grace Molloy, Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Nadine Deering, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (1-00), Shona Dalton (0-01), Ellen Prior, (Cliodhna Davitt), Aislinn Doggett, Keri Mitchell (0-01), Amy Deering (0-02), Lauren McGarry, (Ciara Lindsay), Attracta Halloran (0-05).  

 

Senior Hurling

Our senior hurlers made their exit from this year’s championship following a disappointing defeat to Easkey in the final round of fixtures. Going into the last round, only Tourlestrane were out of the championship, but with only one win in their opening four games, the reigning champions knew that victory was essential if they were to proceed. The West Sligo side however had other ideas and ran out 1-19 to 1-07 winners.

Under 14 Girls

The under 14 girls suffered defeat to Shamrock Gaels in the championship semi-final last Monday. Missing a number of players through injury, the girls struggled throughout and though they were in the tie as the final whistle approached, late goals from Gaels were to prove costly as the visitors secured their place in the final on a score of 6-06 to 3-07. On a disappointing evening for the girls there were some fine individual displays. Nessa O’ Sullivan was outstanding in defence, as was Mary Kate McPartland, while Ava Griffin continues to improve with each game. Up front Ellen Walsh worked tirelessly as did Anna McDaniel and Orlaith Beirne, but it was Grace Bailey who once again took the game to the opposition from start to finish. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and the girls lost out on a final place. They can now look forward to their trip to Meath on October 5th, when they play St. Ultan’s in a friendly re-match of the Féile competition. Team: Úna Griffin, Áine Harte, Mary-Kate McPartland, Lauren Dalton, Lisa Kilfeather, Ava Griffin Nessa O’ Sullivan, Lulu Mooney, Eva White, Susannah Gilligan, Ellen Walsh, Anna McDaniel, Orlaith Beirne, Alana Wilson, Grace Bailey, Clodagh Martyn, Orna Murphy, Hannah Bohan, Orla Sweeney, Lauren Healy.

 

 

Semi-Final Action

Best wishes to our under 16 and under 14 boys who play championship semi-finals this week. Our under 16 boys played Shamrock Gaels in Coola last night, while on Thursday the under 14 boys play Curry in the Centre of Excellence at 6.15. Please support the boys.

 

Condolences

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the Harte family an the death of Joe Harte, Cork. 



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