Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club notes

U10 Football

Well done to our under 10s who travelled to Tubbercurry last Wednesday. They put in a super performance to win convincingly. Top scorers were Noah Quigley and Matthew Keeley. Cillian Corkery was excellent in midfield partnered by the ever improving Seán Mooney. Brian Cullinan had his best game to date while Tadhg Henry put in a Man of the Match performance. Congrats boys and management.


Cúl Camps 2018

Coolera Strandhill GAA Cúl Camo is being held at Scarden,Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence, July 2nd-6th. Details and bookings at  Any queries please contact Tommy Cradock on 0877866845.

Under 12 Girls

The under 12 girls finished off their league campaign with the A Shield Final against St. Mary’s on Saturday. After a slow start, the under girls put in a strong last three quarters to emerge victors by 11 points to 6. With scores coming from Orna Murphy, Eva White, Alana Wilson, Ellen Walsh, Lulu Mooney and Grace Bailey and an excellent defensive display from Mollie Ronan, Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, Blaine Heekin, Susannah Gilligan, Lauren Dalton and Hannah Bohan the girls overcame a first quarter deficit to outscore their opponents in the remaining quarters. There were impressive performances too from Sophie Quinn in goals, Megan Bohan, Molly Rooney, Aoife Hennessy, Áine Harte, Maya Donaghy, Roisin Gormley, Lauren Healy, Aoife Gallagher, Orlaith Beirne and Aoife Cradock. After the presentation to captain Lisa Kilfeather the celebrations began with a colourful cavalcade through the parish followed by pizza at the club. 

Senior Football League

Our senior footballers went down to Tubbercurry 3-08 to 5-12 in Round 7 of the senior league on Sunday.


Junior Football

The junior footballers made the trip to Grange on Saturday evening for Round 4 of the junior league. On the night, the home side proved too strong and recorded a comprehensive victory over our boys. Round 5 is at home to Owenmore Gaels this Saturday at 7.00.


U8/U10 Hurling

At a sweltering Ransboro on the U8/10's played their first match of the season against Easkey. The match was significant in that Jack McDaniel made his debut as a referee and did an excellent job controlling the match. It also saw Cillian Hynes, Eoghan Rooney, Tom McDaniel, Matt Conlon and Cillian Corkery play their first hurling match too, with each of the boys contributing to a well deserved win. After withstanding some early pressure in the first quarter, two scores from midfielder Patrick Tuffy settled the team, The second quarter saw the boys race into a 4 -0 lead with 2 more points from Patrick who was helped by some good midfield work by Diarmuid Whelan. Easkey then got to grips with the game and scored 3 points to leave one score between the sides. James Sheridan made a fine save to keep Coolera in the lead. Tom McDaniel and Cillian Corkery then went close with shots on goal. before Finn McDaniel sent a long clearance into the forwards where Diarmuid Whelan found himself clear to get the final score of the half to see the home side lead 5-3.
After a well-deserved water break, a few changes saw Finn work hard in midfield to set up scores for Patrick and Luke O'Connor while some last ditch tackles by Eoghan and Cillian Hynes aided by the pocket dynamo Matt Conlan managed to keep Easkey to 2 scores. Coolera added 3 scores themselves from Luke, Patrick Tuffy and Finn who scored a fine point from a lovely jab lift and hand pass from Luke. Patrick Healy then replaced Finn in midfield and did a great job defensively to allow Patrick Tuffy launch further sliotars into Cillian Corkery and Tom but the Easkey boys held out to stop goal bound shots. Coolera/Strandhill won by 8 to 5 scores. Well done to all the debutant’s. Training continues at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday in Ransboro.
Team: Patrick Healy, James Sheridan, Finn McDaniel, Patrick Tuffy, Diarmuid Whelan, Cillian Corkery, Luke O'Connor, Tom McDaniel, Eoghan Rooney, Cillian Hynes, Matt Conlon.


Men’s Health Event

An Open Public meeting on Men’s Health takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Sligo Park Hotel. There will be free health screening, including cholesterol tests, blood pressure, BMI and lung function assessments, from 7.00 followed by a series of talks on men’s health from 7.30. It promises to be a very informative and worthwhile event. 

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