Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday Monday Sept. 4th were 8, 12, 23 and 29. There was no winner of the €3300 jackpot. There was one Match Three winner; Siobhán Tobin.  Lotto tickets are available from Keane’s Supermarket, Bree’s Bar, Margaret’s Café and also from Joe Gildea. The draw takes place every Monday in the clubhouse. The new jackpot is €3400.


Senior Football

A 1-12 to 1-05 victory over Calry/St. Joseph’s ensured top spot in Group 2 of the Belfry Senior Championship. Despite missing some key players, and going behind to the Calry side, the boys rallied well and were good value for their win. They now play Eastern Harps in the quarter final on Sept 24th.


Under 16 Girls

The under 16 girls travelled to Grange last Thursday to play Molaise Gaels in a crucial match. In what can only be described as deplorable conditions, the girls recovered from a poor start where they trailed by eight points, to score six points, thus heading into the half-time break 3-00 to 0-06 behind. They started the second half as they finished the first; on the attack, but unfortunately couldn’t capitalise on the scoring opportunities they created. A return of 1-01 in the second half just wasn’t enough, as the home side found it easier to score, eventually winning 7-01 to 1-07. On a disappointing night, there were many fine performances. Holly Gilligan and Caoimhe O’ Sullivan were excellent in the full-back line, while the half backs of Gráinne Redmond, Nadine Deering and Aislinn Doggett also worked extremely hard. Cliodhna O’ Sullivan was her usual industrious worker in midfield, chipping in with a point, supported by Beibhinn Harte. In attack Éilis Burke and Roisin Heneghan worked tirelessly, winning plenty of ball and setting up many opportunities. Ellen Given (1-01), Ellen Prior (0-02), and Eva Schoen (0-03) scored the remaining scores. Team; Sarah Lindsay, Holly Gilligan, Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Gráinne Redmond, Nadine Deering, Aislinn Doggett, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Beibhinn Harte, Roisín Heneghan, Ellen Prior, Éilis Burke, Ellen Given, Eva Schoen; Grace Molloy, Amy Hampson, Danika Kerrigan, Amy Deering.


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. 


Under 14 Girls

Our under 14 girls secured their place in the championship final with a good win away to Geevagh. On the attack from the throw-in the girls ran up a score of 6-04 in the first half to the home side’s three points. They managed to with-stand a second half comeback by Geevagh to eventually win on a scoreline of 7-07 to 3-04. This was a very good team performance, with some excellent individual displays. Cliodhna Davitt was imperious in the half back line, winning every ball that came her way and distributing it to her forwards. She had great support from Holly Gilligan and Amy Hampson, the latter scoring an excellent first half point. The midfield pair of Cliodhna O’ Sullivan and Beibhinn Harte was on top throughout the match, while up front Amy Deering, Shona Dalton and Mary-Kate McPartland excelled. The girls now go on to play St. Nathy’s in the final on Sept 30th. Team; Nessa O’ Sullivan, Grace Molloy, Ciara Lindsay, Holly Gilligan, Amy Hampson (0-01), Cliodhna Davitt, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (0-01), Beibhinn Harte (1-00), Keri Mitchell (1-00), Amy Deering (2-00), Shona Dalton (1-04), Enya Hughes, Mary-Kate McPartland (1-01). Subs: Anna Callaghan, Luna Simeoni (1-00), Emma O’ Loughlin, Clodagh Martyn.


Junior Championship

Our junior footballers made the trip west to play Castleconnor in the final round of the Junior B championship. In what was a crucial match, the lads ran up an impressive 2-14 to their hosts 1-05, thus securing second spot in the group and a semi-final clash with Molaise Gaels on Sept. 30th.


Dressing Rooms and Lost Property

The Grounds Committee would like to advise all managers that it is their responsibility to ensure that the dressing rooms (including the away dressing room) and storage shed are left clean and tidy after matches and training sessions.  

Lost property has been building up again recently. Any property left on the premises will be retained for a maximum of 28 days. Please contact Tom Brenan at 086/0231196 for enquires regarding lost property.



On Friday night last Tadgh Dogget, Jack Feeney, Oisin Hennessy and Mark Keane represented the club in the U12 county hurling skills competition and performed admirably just missing out on a top two finish. Well done lads.

On Sunday fourteen boys from Coolera/Strandhill represented Sligo development hurling teams at U14/12 level in matches against Çullion, Westmeath. Ten of the boys played on the U12 Sligo developmental representative side which Sligo won by a point. This was a great achievement for these lads who will hopefully go onto represent Sligo in the future. Well done Tadhg Doggett, Oisin Hennessy (who scored a lovely point), Oisin Whelan, Shane O'Loughlin, Mark Keane, Thomas Kinane, Jack Feeney, Jack McDaniel, Ronan Adams and Ultan Bree.

Congratulations too to Rory Kinane, Cormac Henehan, Patrick Chambers and Josh Parkes who all played for the U14 Sligo Development team that also won their match.
There will be a couple more Sligo County development squad trainings before mid term break as the season draws to a close for 2018. 
Indoor hurling training will commence after mid term school break for U7 to U12's, further details later.

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