Last week’s lotto numbers (Jan 14th) were 5, 7, 16, 31. There were no winners nor were there any Match 3 winners. The lotto draw takes place each Monday in the clubhouse. The jackpot now stands at €10200. Tickets are available in Bree's Bar, Keane’s Centra Strandhill and Coolera House or from committee members.
Congratulations to our senior captain Niall Murphy who has become captain of the Sligo senior footballers. Niall played a pivotal role in last week’s FBD League encounter with Roscommon and his personal tally of 1-08 kept the Yeats County in the game. The club was well represented with Peter Laffey lining out at full back and Keelan Cawley at right half back. In addition, Seán Murphy was also on the panel.
Speaking on the captaincy, Niall said that it was an honour to play for Sligo but an even bigger honour to be captain, and that hopefully it will bring success. The goal for the year is that players will improve individually, bringing on their skill sets and athletic ability, so that by the end of the year Sligo will be in a better place. There is a lot of new young players and they are blending in really well and working really hard.
Niall is the first Coolera-Strandhill player to captain Sligo since Josie Scanlon in 1935, when Sligo won the All-Ireland Junior Title. We wish him the very best for the year ahead.
As the new season approaches members are reminded of the legal requirements around coaching/mentoring under-age teams. Anyone involved in any way must have Child Safeguarding Training. A course takes place on Thursday January 31st in the Centre of Excellence at 7.00pm. To register, contact Children's Officer Terence Marren - 086 8229972. Places are limited to 16 so early booking is advised.
A Foundation Football Course in Summerhill College takes place on the 26th of January at 9.30. To book a place text your name and email address to Liam Og Gormley 086-8254420. This course is a requirement for anyone involved in coaching.
On-line registration is now open through the club website. Members must be registered by March 31st.
Scór na bPáistí
Scór Chontae Shligigh presents Scór na bPáistí on the 3rd of February at 4pm in Rathcormack Hall. Scor na bPaisti seeks to advance the aspirations of the GAA to actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing,music and song in primary schools throughout Sligo by participation, enjoyment, inclusion and excellence. The competitions cover all aspects of Irish Culture through the Scór disciplines. The events are 1. Rince Foirne Céilí - Figure Dancing 2. Amhránaíocht Aonair - Solo Singing 3 Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht - Recitation/Storytelling 4. Bailéad Ghrúpa - Ballad Group 5. Léiriu Stáitse - Stage Presentation 6. Ceol Uirlise - Instrumental Music 7. Rince Seit - Set Dancing. To confirm your schools entry please contact Catherine Gallagher at email@example.com or Dermot Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively to Irishculturalofficer.email@example.com. Members can also contact our Club Cultural Officer Seamus Kilrehill.
Scór County Finals
Coolera-Strandhill is proud to once again host the County Finals of Scór. The finals take placer in Kilmacowen Hall on Saturday February 23rd at 7.00. We are the current champions in the Quiz and hope to defend the title. We are also looking for other participants to represent the club in music, dance, singing or recitation. If interested, please contact Séamus Kilrehill.
Ursuline College Success
Congratulations to Shona Dalton and Eimear McCallion who were part of the Ursuline College team that defeated Coola in the senior county final last week. Well done girls.
Indoor hurling is on a break at the moment but will resume in February in St. John’s NS on Wednesday evenings. More details will follow.
Pella and Indoor Training
Indoor training and Pella for girls resumes this Friday evening in the Ursuline College at 6.00. It is open to all from u10 up. Contact Frank O’ Sullivan (087-9133800) for further details.
A short meeting to discuss Ladies Football in the club will take place in the Clubhouse tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd) at 8.30. Anyone involved or interested in becoming involved in any way is welcome. We are fortunate to now have teams participating in all categories from under 10 up to adult, but more people are needed to share the workload. If interested, but unable to make the meeting please feel free to conta