The Warriors Festival is holding an Audio-Visual Quiz in the
Strand Bar on Friday April 21st at 8.30pm. Proceeds from this quiz
will be donated to Coolera-Strandhill. It is important that the club has a good
representation present on the night. Tables of four cost just €20.00. Why not
come along and enjoy a quiz with a difference, with a fun night guaranteed?
The lotto numbers drawn on Monday April 10th
were 12, 22, 24 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, nor were
there any Match Three winners. The jackpot now increases to €1300. 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 www.coolerastrandhill.com.
Our under 16 girls got back to winning ways with a 3-13 to
0-05 victory over St. Michael’s last Tuesday. Playing with the wind in the
first half the girls settled quickly led by Aislinn Doggett in midfield, and
the half-back line of Eimear Callaghan, Nadine Deering, and Gráinne Redmond. The
supply to the forwards ensured that the home side led by 0-10 to 0-02 at half
time, points coming from Aislinn Doggett, Amy Hampson and a superb long range
effort from Ellen Prior. Playing into a strong wind for the second half scores
didn’t come as easily, but strong performances from Roisin Heneghan, Danika
Kerrigan and Éilis Burke ensured that Coolera-Strandhill maintained their lead.
The full back line of Amy Deering, Ellen Given and Holly Gilligan coped well
with any St. Michael’s attack, Ellen Given being particularly influential.
Aislinn Doggett continued to dominate in midfield, helped by Beibhinn Harte
whose direct running caused many problems for the visitors. Goals from Ellen
Prior, who netted twice, and Aislinn Doggett added to points from Roisin
Heneghan and Éilis Burke ensured victory. The under 16s now have a break for
two weeks and will play again on April 25th with a trip to Curry.
Under 16 boys’ match against Geevagh/St Michael's on Monday 10th ended in a
draw on a scoreline of Coolera-Strandhill 3-12, Geevagh/St Michael's 5-06. A great second half
performance from our boys saw them score 2-10, having been 3-6 to 1-2 down
at half time. There were some wonderful points kicked by Josh Gilligan and an
absolute gem from Sam McDermott, who also scored a goal for the second week
running. Oran Mc Donagh, Fiachra Staunton, Keelan Harte, Jack Murphy all
excelled in a great team effort, especially in the second half. The next
match is away to Tubbercurry/Cloonacool on Monday the 24th April.
Our minor side played the second round of the
league away to St Pats on Thursday winning on a score line of 5-6 to 1-7.
Missing quite a number of players the lads put in a strong first half
performance in front of goal and backed it up with an extremely well
disciplined and hard working second half showing in defence. Senior players
Sean Murphy and Mark Connell led by example through work rate and organisation
and fellow senior player Kieron Prior led a vibrant attack. Wing forwards Adam
Higgins and Calym Malone chipped in with 1-1 each as did full forward Sean Coggins.
Team on duty was Keelan Harte , Mark Harkin, Sean Chambers, Kevin Harte, Mark
Connell, Sean Wynne, Eoin McCormak, Sean Murphy, Adam Higgins, Kieron Prior,
Calym Malone, Sean Coggins, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Chambers, Alan Scanlon.
The Junior Ladies began their League campaign
with a home tie against C.T. Gaels. Once again, we were forced to field a very
young team with six under 16 girls involved. The match also saw the return to
the playing field of Catherine Porter and Pamela Higgins. Although the girls
suffered defeat, there were many positives to be taken from a much improved
performance to the previous week. Sarah Lindsay, in goals, made numerous
excellent saves and her kickouts were extremely effective. Ciara McCormack was
excellent at corner back, ably supported by Kaela Kerrigan. Ciara Redmond and
Attracta Halloran worked tirelessly in midfield and contributed two points
each. In attack there were impressive debuts from Catherine Porter, Pamela
Higgins (who goaled twice), Ciara Healy (1-01) and Claire Stenson who replaced
the injured Caoimhe O’ Sullivan. The next fixture is an away match against
Owenmore Gaels. Team; Sarah Lindsay, Ciara McCormack, Kaela Kerrigan, Caoimhe
O’ Sullivan (Claire Stenson), Jessica Halloran (Ellen Given), Nadine Deering
(Gráinne Redmond), Attracta Halloran, Ciara Redmond, Lauren McGarry, Pamela Higgins, Catherine Porter,
Eimear McCallion (Roisin Heneghan), Ciara Healy.
Their second round tie with Owenmore Gaels also
ended with defeat, despite some strong performances from Ruth Goodwin, Ciara
Redmond, Ellen Given, Aislinn Doggett and Ellen Prior. Team; Sarah Lindsay, Jessica
Halloran, Cara Gilligan, Kaela Kerrigan, Ciara McCormack, Laura Joyce, Claire
Stenson, Ciara Redmond (0-02), Ruth Goodwin, Eilis Callaghan, Catherine Porter,
Attracta Halloran, Ciara Healy (1-00), Pamela Higgins, Lauren McGarry, subs
used, Eimear Joyce, Ellen Given, Aislinn Doggett, Gráinne Redmond, Ellen Prior (0-01),
GAA Cúl Camps 2017
Online registration is now open for our Cúl
Camp which will be held at Scarden from July 3rd-7th. Check www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps for details, or alternatively contact Tommy
Cradock on 0877866845. These camps
are always popular and represent great value for money with gear and bags
included in the price.
With great excitement, as well as a few sleepy heads, our U12 boys and
their mentors together with some parents and supporters boarded the bus
bound for Croke Park at 6.30am last Wednesday. The boys were heading to
GAA HQ to take part in the Connacht Council's Go Games event and spirits were
high as the stadium came into view. After a quick snack our 30 players were
divided into two squads and readied themselves for action. Both squads played 3
games of twenty minutes duration against teams from all over the province with
regular rotation of players ensuring maximum enjoyment of the
experience for all. The players acquitted themselves admirably on the
famous green sward which was a great credit to their mentors and the work they
are doing with them.
Once the games had concluded, the boys had lunch, after which there was a
stadium tour. Our tour guide insisted on questions being asked and the lads
duly obliged, with a few testing ones thrown in for good measure! From the
dressing rooms to the warm-up area we proceeded out the tunnel to gain some
idea of what it must be like to run out on match day. After visiting the souvenir
shop it was back on the bus. A welcome food stop was enjoyed by all and
after a fabulous day we arrived home safe at 8.30.
Great credit goes to all involved in this initiative from Connacht
Council to the Games Managers/Coaches and Croke Park Staff for managing an
event of this scale so smoothly. Thanks also to the club executive for their
support and to team mentors/managers for their meticulous preparation to ensure
the boys got the maximum enjoyment from the day. Finally a word of praise
must go to the players who represented
themselves, their families and the club so well. They conducted themselves
impeccably both on and off the pitch and truly embraced the occasion with
songs, laughs and great fun in plentiful supply.
Team 1: Alfie McDermott, Kevin Davitt, Oisin Hennessy, Oran Harte, Tadgh
Doggett, Zach Gilligan, Cathal Hughes, David Kennedy, Hughie Doherty, Shane
Prior, Jack McDaniel, Mark Keane, Tadgh Murphy, Luke Gilligan, Cathal Gilligan.
Mentors: Ronan Hennessy, Michael Keane, Phillip Gilligan.
Team 2: Andrew Connell, Keelan Boyle, Hubert Healy, Keelan Schoen, Oisin
O'Neill, Thomas Lee, Cillian O'Neill, Eoghan Healy, Oisin Whelan, Ronan Adams,
Shane O'Loughlin, Thomas Kinane, James Lynch, Eoghan Fenton, Aidan O'Loughlin.
Mentors: Patrick Healy, Ken O'Neill, Stephen Whelan.
The under 12 girls made it two wins out of two with a 12-03
win over St. Mary’s last Friday. They started quickly and by the end of the
first quarter had run up a 7-1 lead, thanks to scores from Ellen Walsh, Eva
White, Orna Murphy and Alana Wilson. St. Mary’s battled their way back into the
match and our girls didn’t score again until the final quarter. There were
impressive displays from Anna McDaniel, Mary Kate McPartland and Lisa
Kilfeather in defence, while Alana Wilson, Orlaith Beirne, Ellen Walsh and Susannah
Gilligan starred in attack. Next up is a home match vs Calry/St. Joseph’s on
Friday. Team, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Laoise McKenna, Áine Morahan, Anna McDaniel,
Mary Kate McPartland, Lisa Kilfeather, Orna Murphy (0-05), Eva White (0-01),
Susannah Gilligan (0-01), Alana Wilson (0-03), Ellen Walsh (0-02), Áine Harte,
Clodagh Martyn, Ava Griffin, Úna Griffin, Orlaith Beirne, Hannah Bohan,
Our senior footballers made it three wins in a row in the
league with victories over St. Michael’s
(2-14 to 0-06) and St. Patrick’s/Dromard (1-13 to 2-02) and are now joint top
of the table. The senior hurlers also had a comprehensive win in their Dermot
Molloy League second round tie with St. Mary’s (Carrick-on-Shannon) on Easter