club notes  04/03/19

Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.

March 2nd 2019



This is a reminder that Coolera-Strandhill GAA Club member registration is now open for 2019 season. If you have already registered, thanks. If you want to register and cannot remember your password, please click the "Reset Password" button and follow the steps.We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and committee. You can register on-line on www.coolerastrandhill.com.  Here's looking forward to a successful 2019 for us all...!


St. Patrick's Day Parade

The club has once again entered the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Last year we won the Sports Category and would like to build on the success by having a larger representation. This year's theme is Leprechauns and the organisers are hoping to set a world record on the day, so everyone is asked to wear Leprechaun costumes. Further details will follow.


Club Nursery Programme

The Club Nursery programme continues each Friday in the Ursuline College from 6pm to 7pm. The programme is open to all children aged 5-8. Registration is online on www.coolerastrandhill.com and includes club top, shorts and socks.



Last week's Lotto numbers for a jackpot of €10700 were 8, 19, 20, 21. There were no winners, but Peadar Macken and Michael were Match 3 winners. Next week's jackpot is €10800. Tickets cost just €2.00 and are available in Bree's Bar, Coolera House and Keane's Centra or committee members. The draw takes place each Monday in the clubhouse.



The u14 hurlers recently had their third astro blitz in Ransboro. An enjoyable day's hurling saw the Kevin Davitt yellow Sligo team beat near neighbours Tadgh Doggett's Galway in the final 5-3 while Conor Finan's Kilkenny beat Hubert Healy's Cork 6-4 in Shield Final.  A special mention must go to the 2 youngest boys Sean Kinane and Diarmuid Whelan who scored some fine goals including a couple against their older brothers' team.  U14 indoor hurling continues on Wednesday nights in St John's N. S. from 7 to 8pm. Strength and Conditioning training takes place on Friday nights from 8 to 9pm in Sligo Tennis Club. Preparations for the new season are starting to take shape nicely.

Club Notes 11/02/19

Cúl Camps Coaches

Sligo GAA are now taking applications for the Kelloggs GAA Cúl camp coaching positions for 2019. In order to qualify applicants must have: Foundation coaching qualification, Child safe guarding course completion cert and

GAA Garda vetting completed.

If interested send the copy of above certs and CV to liamog.gormley.gm.sligo@gaa.ie on or before March 29th 2019.

National Hurling League

Sligo hurlers made it two wins out of two in the National Hurling League when they overcame Leitrim by a single point last weekend. Our club was well represented with Eoin Comerford, Mark Comerford, Kevin Banks, Kieran Prior and Gary Cadden all playing prominent parts in the victory. Sligo play Cavan at home this Sunday in Sligo Centre of Excellence at 2.00.


Would you like to win €10500? Our club lotto jackpot now stands at €10500.The draw takes place each Monday in the clubhouse. Tickets cost just €2.00 and are available in Bree's Bar, Keane’s Centra Strandhill and Coolera House or from committee members.


Members are reminded that registration for the coming year is now due. Registration is through the club website www.coolerastrandhill.com.

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.

LGFA Fundamentals Coaching Course

A Fundamentals course has been booked for Saturday 2nd March 2019 in Skreen/Dromard Community Centre, Sligo. It is imperative that all coaches/mentors/managers have the Garda Vetting, Child Protection and Fundamentals completed before getting involved with a team for 2019. Places for this Fundamentals course are restricted to 30 people and costs €20 per person. Places will be allocated on a first come first paid basis. If interested, please contact Frank O’ Sullivan.

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.

LGFA Referees Course

Sligo LGFA is running a course for referees this weekend, Feb. 16th/17th, in The Clayton Hotel. There is a shortage of referees in Ladies Football and it is hoped that each club would provide at least two referees. Anyone interested should contact Frank O’ Sullivan for further details.

club notes  20/01/19


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.

County Captain

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.

Child Safeguarding

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.

Foundation Course

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 catherinegallagher7@yahoo.ie or Dermot Gannon at dermotgan@gmail.com or alternatively to Irishculturalofficer.sligo@gaa.ie. 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

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.

LGFA Meeting

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

Club notes 14/01/19

Annual General Meeting
The club AGM took place in Kilmacowen Hall on Saturday 12th. There was a large crowd in attendance, to hear what was Philip Maree’s last address as Chairperson. In his address Philip congratulated all those who had represented the club on the field during the year, particularly the Senior Hurling team that brought the senior championship to the club for the first time. He also thanked Kilcawley’s, Strandhill Lodge and Suites and all our sponsors for their continued support. He paid tribute to the club officers who had given so much to the club through out his tenure as Chairperson. He paid special tribute to those who have decided to step down this year, Joe Gildea, Rose Cawley, Michelle McKiernan, Geraldine McGuinn, Kevin McGloin and Shane Kennedy. Philip also thanked the Grounds Committee of Michelle McKiernan, Tom Brennan, Gerry Prior, Joe Gildea and Kevin McGloin for the huge work and improvements carried out over the last few years. 
While much has been achieved in recent years, Philip expressed disappointment that the club’s main fundraiser, the lotto, hadn’t been supported as well as in previous years, and also that plans for development had not progressed as far as he had hoped. 
In conclusion he stated that in his four years as Chairperson he always tried to lead with integrity and honesty, to promote Gaelic games for all and to instill a culture of respect within the club. He wished the incoming executive the best for the future.
In the Secretary’s report, Cathal Martyn outlined the achievements on the field throughout the year. He congratulated the Scór quiz team on reaching the All-Ireland Final. He thanked all the club coaches who give of their time, and he also stressed the importance of complying with the regulations around coaching qualifications, Garda Vetting and Child Protection. Cathal paid tribute to Bord na nÓg for its efforts in promoting the games and thanked especially Pamela Higgins for her tireless work as secretary.
A comprehensive financial report was presented by treasurer, Rose Cawley. Rose has decided to step down, having devoted years of service to the club.
Officers elected for the coming year were, Ronan Hennessey (Chairperson), Seán Carroll (Assistant Chairperson), Cathal Martyn (Secretary), Mary Kerrigan (Assistant Secretary), Enda Mitchell (Coaching Officer), Patrick Healy (Insurance Officer), Frank O’ Sullivan (PRO), Pat Kerrigan (LGFA Representative), Kieran Tobin (Hurling Officer), Seamus Kilrehill (Cultural Officer), Conor McDonagh (Players’ Representative), Michael Harte (Urban Board Representative). A number of positions have yet to be filled. A busy year lies ahead.
It was great to have club patrons Seán McTiernan and Seán Sweeney in attendance.

New Year 2019 Greetings from Club Chairperson Philip Maree

​Wishing all members a very Happy New Year 2019, good health, happiness and peace. 

Philip Maree 

Club Chairperson 

Grounds Committee Meeting

​Grounds Committee Meeting will be held at 8pm on Tuesday, 3rd July in the Club House

Weekly Club Lotto

​ Numbers drawn on Monday, 5th March were 3, 11, 13 and 18. 

Congratulations to match 3 winners Tommy Craddock and Sean Carrol. 

Next weeks jackpot is E5,900 

Club Membership 2018

​Membership for 2018 now due. 

Weekly Club Lotto 20th February 2018

​Numbers drawn - 7, 22, 25, 31. 

Jackpot E5600. No Winners 

Club Membership for 2018

​Reminder Club Membership for 2018 is now due.  

Grounds Committee Meeting

​Meeting of the Grounds Committee will be held at 9pm on Thursday, 22nd February in the club house. New members very welcome.

Grounds Committee Meeting

​Grounds Committee meeting will be held at 9pm on Thursday, 9th February 2018 in the Club House. Committtee seeking new members so new members are very welcome to join. 

Club Meeting

​Club Meeting will be held at 9pm on Monday, 22nd January 2018. 

Club Membership for 2018

This is a reminder that Coolera-Strandhill GAA Club member registration is now open online for the 2018 season. Access is through the club website on www.coolerastrandhill.com and by clicking on the green link. Team managers will not be responsible for accepting membership fees this year.

Weekly Club Lotto
Weekly Club Lotto

​Weekly Club Lotto drawn on Monday, 8th January 2018 

Numbers drawn were: 9: 17: 24: 27 

No Winners 

Happy Christmas 2017

Wishing all members both at home and overseas every joy at Christmas. 

Nollaig shona dhaoibh!

From Philip Maree, Club Chairperson 

Annual General Meeting

​ The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on Saturday, 2nd December in Strand Celtic Club premises, Strandhill

Weekly Club Lotto

​Lotto drawn on 27th November 2017. No Winners 

Numbers drawns were 6, 18,24 and 28

Current jackpot 4,500 

Tus Scheme

​The club is seeking a person for maintenance of the grounds. If you are eligible under the TUS scheme please contact Gerard Mullaney, Tus Supervision, Sligo Leader Partnership at 086- 8221995

Weekly Lotto Draw

​Due to Storm Ophelia Monday night weekly club lotto draw was deferred until Tuesday, 16th October. 

Numbers drawn were 4. 18.22 and 28. No winners 

Lotto prize value currently E4000

Weekly Club Lotto

​Numbers drawn on 25th September 2017 were 11, 14, 16 and 25. 

No winners. 

Current Jackpot E3,700 

Grounds Committee Meeting

​Next meeting of the Grounds Committee will be held on Monday, 11th September at 8pm in the club house. 

Tus Scheme

​Coolera - Strandhill are seeking a Tus Worker. For enquiries please contact Gerard Mullaney, Tus Supervisior at 086 8221995 


Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.

July 15th 2017


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday 24th were 7, 9, 20 and 29. There was no winner of the €2700 jackpot. There was one Match 3 winner; Gerry Kilfeather of Banasraghy. 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 €2800.

Club Summer Camp

Following the success of the GAA Cúl Camp our own club Summer Camp sponsored by New Ireland Assurance will be held at Ransboro from August 8th-11th for all 6-12 year olds. Further details and bookings can be got from Tommy Cradock on 0877866845.

Senior League Victory

The Senior League Division 2 title and promotion were achieved Sunday evening in Markievicz Park when our senior team defeated Geevagh 1-14 to 1-07 in the final. In control from the start, Conor O' Mahony, Kevin Banks and Seán Murphy were particularly influential around the middle of the field, setting up the attacks for Niall Murphy and Barry O' Mahony. Leading 1-08 to 0-04 at half time they weathered an early storm at the beginning of the second half when Geevagh scored twice, before a Mark McCallion point settled the nerves. Geevagh's cause wasn't helped with two red cards, but to their credit they fought to the end. We can look forward to the championship with optimism after this victory. Well done to all concerned. Team. Kevin Kelly, Enda Mitchell, David McGee, Conor McDonagh, Seán Murphy, Gary Cawley (Mark McCallion 0-02), Ciaran Moloney, Peter Laffey 0-02, Kevin Banks (Barry Doyle), Killian McCahey 0-01 (Frankie O' Flynn), Keelan Cawley, Conor O' Mahony (Adrian McPartland), Barry O' Mahony 0-06 (4 frees 2 45s), Karol O' Neill (Gary Cadden), Niall Murphy (1-03).. subs; Mark Comerford, David Kilrehill, James Hampson, John Kilrehill, Kyle Hardigan, Ronan Redmond, Diarmuid Mulcahy, David Joyce.

Under 12 Girls

Our under 12 girls suffered defeat at the hands of a very strong C.T. Gaels team last Friday in Ransboro Pk. Although the girls started well and led thanks to an Eva White goal, the visitors responded quickly and were soon in the ascendancy. Trailing 4-07 to 3-01 at half time the girls never gave up and displayed their famous battling qualities right to the end led by Nessa O’ Sullivan, who was outstanding in defence, and Ava Griffin who made numerous fine saves in goals. Others to impress were Áine Harte, Susannah Gilligan and Lauren Healy, while Ellen Walsh and Clodagh Martyn worked tirelessly in attack. The team has a break now until they play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in their final match on Friday 11th August. Team; Ava Griffin, Laoise McKenna, Susannah Gilligan, Anna McDaniel, Mary-Kate McPartland, Lisa Kilfeather, Aoife Gormley, Orna Murphy (2-01), Orlaith Beirne, Eva White (1-00), Úna Griffin, Ellen Walsh (0-02), Clodagh Martyn, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Lauren Healy, Áine Harte, Grace Bailey, Rachel Gallagher, Hannah Bohan, Lauren Dalton, Luna Sineoni.

Senior Hurling Championship

The senior hurlers made the short trip to Calry on Saturday evening to play reigning champions Calry/St. Joseph’s in the senior championship. Trailing at half time the boys put in a strong second half out-scoring their hosts by 0-10 to 1-04, with some fine long range points from Kevin Banks, Ronan Redmond, Mark Comerford, Eoin

Comerford and Gary Cadden. This wasn’t enough however to turn the deficit around and we eventually lost 2-14 to 0-12. Team; Colm Scanlon, Aidan Coleman, Niall Cadden, Jonathon Porter (David Kilrehill), Kevin Banks (0-04), Ronan Redmond (0-02), Eoin Comerford (0-01), Conor Gillen (Fionn Morrissey), Mark Comerford (0-01), Kieran Prior (0-01), Thomas Moran (Seán Callaghan), Gary Cadden (0-03), Brian Tobin (Cathal Burke), Troy Hickey (Colin Parke). The next match is this Saturday at home to Tourlestrane at 6.00.


The Centre of Excellence was the venue for our under 8s and under 10s on Friday when they played host to Glencar/Manorhamilton in a series of challenge matches. It was great to see so many of our young players on the field, as four pitches were in use at one time and even better to challenge ourselves against different opposition. Well done to all concerned and a big thank you to those who helped in any way, and a special thanks to Glencar/ Manorhamilton for making the journey. We hope to make the return trip soon. Next up is the Sligo GAA Blitz in Scarden on Aug. 9th.

U10 Hurling

The young U10 hurlers of Coolera/ Strandhill showed some great potential winning two matches and drawing one match against Calry/St Joseph's, Naomh Eoin and Benbulben Gaels at the Sligo Centre of Excellence last Wednesday. There was a multitude of skills shown by these young players, some fine hooking and blocking, along with some great individual solo runs in attack, great defending with some excellent clearances and tackles. The highlight of the three matches was young Patrick Tuffy's solo run and rasper of a shot that ended up in the Naomh Eoin net.

We had the three Fenton brothers playing, matching the three Cadden brothers who play on the senior team. Hopefully these boys will have a long hurling career ahead of them. Some good leadership was shown by the older boys Luke Giligan, Aidan O'Loughlin and Shane Galvin along with Cathal Hughes in goals while James Mulhern got through a trojan amount of tackling with James Sheridan in half back. The young forward line of Luke, Diarmuid Whelan, Senan and Cathal Keane worked hard in setting up scoring chances for Stefan McMahon. The squad of players used was: Cathal Hughes, Senan Keane, Shane Galvin, Luke Giligan, Patrick Tuffy, Diarmuid Whelan, Charlie Fenton, Cathal Keane, James Mulhern, James Sheridan, Eoghan Fenton, Luke O'Connor, Daragh Fenton, Stefan McMahon, Aidan O'Loughlin.

Training continues on Saturday at 10.45 to 12 at Ransboro pitch for underage hurlers.

The club will be heading to Croke Park on Sunday August 13th to take in the Cork v Waterford All Ireland Semi Final. Further details will be texted to parents.

Weekly Club Lotto

​No winner of the jackpot drawn on Monday, 3rd July 2017. 

Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 18 and 30 

Congratulations to Liam Flannery - match 3 winner 

Weekly Club Lotto drawn on Monday, 24th July 2017

​No winner of the Lotto Jackpot. Congratulations to Gerry Kilfeather, Drinaghan match 3 winner. 

Jackpot E2600 Numbers draw 7, 9, 20 and 29 


Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.

June 17th 2017


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday June 12th were 1, 16, 24 and 26. The jackpot of €2100 wasn’t won so next week’s jackpot will be €2200. As always lotto tickets are available from Keane’s Supermarket, Margaret’s Café and Bree’s Bar and also from Joe Gildea.

Under 12 Boys

Both teams in the under 12 league had good wins over St. John’s last Tuesday. The under 12 team had a 19-13 victory, while the Division 3 team won 23-16 in what was an excellent team performance. In goals Ronan Adams had an excellent game with great distribution. In defence Darragh Ballantyne and Jack McDaniel were solid in the full back line while half backs Cormac Mullins, Oisin Whelan and David Kennedy attacked at every opportunity Midfielders Thomas Kinane and Hughie Doherty performed well taking some great scores while Ciallan O’ Neill and Mark Keane led the forward line, ably assisted by Hubert Healy, Cathal Hughes, Cathal Gaffney and Shane Prior.

Under 14 Girls

The under 14 girls had their final league group game away to St. Nathy’s on Tuesday last. A scintillating second half performance which saw the girls score 4-08 led to a 5-12 to 4-06 win. The teams were level at half time 1-04 each. Amy Deering opened the scoring with a goal. Enya Hughes followed this with a point; Holly Gilligan contributed 0-02 before Amy added the final point of the half. The second half saw the girls play more fluid football, passing the ball better and supporting each other. Shona Dalton starred in this period scoring five great points from play. Amy Deering added two more to her tally and Holly chipped in with her third. The goals came from Beibhinn Harte (2), the second of which was a spectacular left foot shot to the top corner, Hannah Burrows and Cliodhna O’ Sullivan. This was a strong team display, from Keri Mitchell in goals right up to 15. Mary Kate McPartland and Amy Hampson were dominant in defence, while in attack Amy Deering, Holly Gilligan and Shona Dalton caused the home defence endless problems. The midfield pairing of Beibhinn Harte and Cliodhna O’Sullivan ran tirelessly from start to finish linking defence with attack while also contributing three goals between them. The girls play Shamrock Gaels/Drumcliffe-Rosses Point this evening in the quarter final. Team; Keri Mitchell, Amy Hampson, Ciara Lindsay, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Grace Molloy, Mary-Kate McPartland, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (1-00), Beibhinn Harte (2-00), Holly Gilligan (0-03), Amy Deering (1-03), Shona Dalton (0-05), Enya Hughes (0-01), Hannah Burrows (1-00)

Junior League

Our junior footballers played host to Curry on Friday evening in Division 4 of the league. A strong second half showing wasn’t enough to turn a half time deficit into victory and we lost 3-16 to 1-11. A point from Conor Gillen and a Martin Savage goal were our only scores of the first half, but things improved after the break, when five points from the boot of John Kilrehill were added to by Martin Savage and Christy Walsh with two points each before David McGee brought proceedings to an end with a well taken score. Team; Oisin Conway, Diarmuid Loftus, Liam Heneghan, James Hampson, Christy Walsh (0-02), Eoin Macken, John Kilrehill (0-05), David McGee (0-01), Colm Scanlon, Declan Cawley (Barry Doyle), Conor Gillen (0-01), Martin Savage (1-02), Alan Scanlon.

Sligo Ladies vs Roscommon

It was a bitter sweet evening for the Intermediate LGFA team vs Roscommon last Saturday evening in Tubbercurry. Despite losing by a solitary point, they have qualified to play Leitrim in the Connacht Final in McHale Park on July 2nd. Congrats to our representatives Ruth Goodwin, Laura Ann Laffey and Jacqui Mulligan.

Sligo vs Antrim

Congratulations to Keelan Cawley, Niall Murphy and Peter Laffey who all played their part in Sligo’s win over Antrim in Markievicz Park last Saturday evening.

Cumann na mBunscol Final

Congratulations to Ransboro NS who won the Cumann na mBunscol final in Markievicz Park on Sunday beating Rathcormac NS on a scoreline of 10 points to 8. In a close match from start to finish the teams were level on a number of occasions and went in level at half time five each. The match continued in the same manner for the second half, both teams exchanging points, until two late scores sealed victory for the boys.

Dressing Rooms and Lost Property

A quick reminder to 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.

Any property left on the premises will be retained for a maximum of 28 days. Please contact Tom Brenan at


Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.

June 2nd 2017

Under 8 Go-Games

On Wednesday 24th May, 36 young footballers turned out for our U8 game with Eastern Harps.

It was a bright sunny evening and all the boys and girls got to play at least two quarters of the game. When they were not on the pitch they were practising their kicking & shooting skills. A great evening of fun was had by all.


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday May 15th were 2, 23, 29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, nor were there any Match Three winners. The jackpot is now €2000. 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.

Dressing Rooms and Lost Property

A quick reminder to 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.

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.

Double Celebration in Community Games

There was great excitement in Markievicz Pk. last Tuesday evening when both under 10 mixed and under 12 girls teams won the Community Games County Finals. The under 10s were in the final having beaten Rosses Point, St. Mary’s and St. Feichin’s along the way. In the final they faced a very strong Curry side, a team that had scored sic goals in their semi-final. Despite this quality our boys were to dominate the first half, holding their opponents score-less. Scores from Cathal Gilligan, Aidan O’ Loughlin, Oisin Choo and Seán Mooney helped establish a substantial lead. A resurgent Curry staged a serious comeback in the second half and the Coolera boys showed great composure to hold off the challenge, eventually running out winners by 3-06 to 1-06. Captain for the night Cathal Gilligan was presented with the cup afterwards. Team; Rory O’ Connor, Steven O’ Connor, Luke Gilgan, Michael Harte, Finn McDaniel, Eoghan Fenton, Seán Mooney (0-01), Cathal Gilligan (3-01), Oisin Choo (0-02), Michael McDonnell, Aidan O’ Loughlin (0-02), Joe Behan, Briain Cullinan, Charlie Fenton, Michael Craddock, Seán Hannon.

The under 12 girls emulated their clubmates with a good win over St. Mary’s in their final. In a relatively close first half, it was the scoring power of Orna Murphy that paved the way for victory, accounting for 1-04 of the half-time tally of 2-05. Eva White’s goal and a point from Alana Wilson made up the remainder. The third quarter saw the girls take control and six more goals (three from Alana, two from Clodagh Martyn and another from Orna) killed off the St. Mary’s hopes. Luisa Mooney rounded off the scoring with her first point of the year. It was a win based on a very tight defence with Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, and Nessa O’ Sullivan in particular stopping the opposition attacks. Any threat that managed to get through was dealt with by Áine Morahan who was excellent in goals. Afterwards Breda Martyn presented the cup to Ellen Walsh, who, unfortunately could not play due to injury. Team. Áine Morahan, Laoise McKenna, Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Eva White (1-00), Orna Murphy (2-05), Orlaith Beirne, Alana Wilson (3-01), Susannah Gilligan, Clodagh Martyn (2-00), Áine Harte, Hannah Bohan, Lauren Dalton, Luisa Mooney (0-01), Ellen Walsh.

Under 14 Girls

The under 14 girls had a comprehensive victory over Ballisodare last Tuesday. In a one-sided encounter the girls played some great football, particularly in the second half. There were good performances throughout the team, and it augurs well for the future that the team is improving with each game. Team; Susannah Garcia, Ciara Lindsay, Mary-Kate KcPartland, Cliodhna Davitt, Grace Molloy, Holly Gilligan, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Amy Deering, Beibhinn Harte, Keri Mitchell, Enya Hughes, Emma O’ Loughlin. Score; 13-04 to 2-05.

Under 12 Boys

Our under 11/12 boys had a tough match with neighbours St. Mary’s last Tuesday. Both teams were to end on the losing side, despite their best efforts. Next up is a home tie with St. John’s on June 13th.

Sligo Primary Schools Hurling All-Stars

Congratulations to Thomas Kinane, Shane O’ Loughlin and Oisin Whelan who represented their schools on the Sligo Primary Schools Hurling All-Stars team that participated in the Connacht Blitz last week in Galway. Hopefully it was the first of many future appearances in the county colours for the boys.

Junior League

A last gasp goal deprived our juniors of a third victory when they played Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in Oxfield last Saturday. In what was a close match from start to finish, some wayward shooting and three point blank saves from the Drumcliffe goalkeeper were to prove costly as our boys lost out by a single point 2-10 to 0-15. Level at half-time (1-05 to 0-08), the teams exchanged points throughout the second half, before Coolera-Starndhill opened up a two point lead, scores coming from Kieran Prior, Martin Savage, David Kilrehill and Seán Callaghan. However, just as time was up the home side broke through the defence to shoot to the roof of the net to clinch the win. Next up is a home tie with St. John’s on the 11th at 12.00. Team; Liam Heneghan, Mark Connell, Diarmuid Loftus, Seán Callaghan Christy Walsh, Ryan McEnroe, David Kilrehill, Ronan Redmond, Eoin Macken, Kieran Prior, Mark Comerford, John Kilrehill, Patrick Gillen, Alan Scanlon, Martin Savage, James Hampson.

U12 Girls

The under 12 girls brought their league campaign to a close with a victory over Shamrock Gaels in the A Shield Final. In what was a new departure for the LGFA County all under 12 teams got to play in Markievicz Park on Saturday 3rd June, and a total of eight finals were played. Our girls were in the A Shield final, having lost out on a place in the Cup final. They got off to a very good start and led by 4 points to no score at the end of the first quarter. It was a lead that they never relinquished, and a dominant third quarter saw them extend the lead and they eventually won on a score of 15 to 4. Orna Murphy and Eva White dominated from the start. Orna’s endless running through the opposition defence led to her scoring eleven points. Eva’s high catching and ability to gain possession ensured the Shamrock Gaels forwards were deprived of scoring opportunities, while also contributing three points herself. Aoife Gormley’s versatility meant that she could move from midfield to full back when playing into the wind to add height to the defence. She was well supported by Nessa O’ Sullivan whose positional sense meant that very little ball got through. There were many fine individual performances, notably from the aforementioned few, along withMary-Kate McPartland, Lisa Kilfeather, Clodagh Martyn, Úna Griffin, Luna Simeoni, Anna McDaniel and goalkeeper Áine Morahan, but this was a full team display with good passing and support play throughout. Team; Áine Morahan, Luisa Mooney, Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, Mary-Kate McPartland, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Eva White (0-03), Aoife Gormley, Orlaith Beirne (0-01), Orna Murphy (0-11), Alana Wilson, Susannah Gilligan, Clodagh Martyn, Úna Griffin, Lauren Healy, Ellen Walsh, Ava Griffin, Áine Harte, Hannah Bohan, Grace Bailey, Lauren Dalton, Rachel Gallagher, Luna Simeoni, Laoise McKenna, Bronagh Cusack.

Senior League

Our senior footballers had a very good win over St. John’s in Stenson Park on Sunday. The teams were level on points in joint second place in the league going into this match, so a good result was crucial to maintain the push for promotion. Playing with the wind in the first half Coolera-Strandhill managed to put 1-03 on the scoreboard before the home side registered their first point; the goal, a fisted effort by Mark McCallion. By half time the lead was extended to eight points (2-06 to 0-04), a second goal coming from Keelan Cawley, in addition to four Barry O’ Mahony points and a brace from Karol O’Neill. A goal from the penalty spot from Barry O’ Mahony early in the second half sealed the win and further points from Karl O’ Reilly (0-02), Keelan Cawley (0-02), Gary Cawley (0-01) along with two frees fro Barry left the score 3-13 to 0-08 at full time. It was a good team display, with strong performances from Gary Cawley, Peter Laffey, Kevin Banks and Keelan Cawley. Karol O’ Neill and Barry O’ Mahony were a constant threat in attack and Kevin Kelly was very safe as the last line of defence. Next up is a Benson Cup match against the same opposition on Saturday evening.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Kilfeather family on the death of Eddie Kilfeather, and also to Gerry Flynn on the death of his brother Joe. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad.


Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.

May 27th 2017


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday May 15th were 1, 10, 20, and 24. There was no jackpot winner, nor were there any Match Three winners. The jackpot is now €1900. 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.

U12 Hurling

Coolera Strandhill U12 hurlers played Tubbercurry on Tuesday last at Ransboro in what was an open game of hurling which was allowed flow by ref John Doyle. Tubbercurry took the game to Coolera Strandhill from the start scoring 2 points from play with direct running. However Oisin Hennessy scored a fine point on the run to spark the Coolera Strandhill boys into life and this was quickly followed by points from Jack McDaniel (free) and Mark Keane. This settled the boys who showed some fine blocking and hooking skills to stop Tubbercurry’s running game. Goal Keeper Cathal Hughes made two good saves to keep the Tubber forwards at bay. Another point from Shane O’Loughlin left the half time score 4 scores to three in favour of Coolera Strandhill. In the second half, Jack Feeney led by example showing the boys the determination needed to overcome the Tubbercurry challenge with fine display of tackling. The forwards settled into the second half with Ronan Adams and Oisin Whelan winning frees at vital stages, which were converted by Thomas Kinane and Oisin Hennessy. In the end Coolera Strandhill ran out winners 8 scores to 6 scores.

Overall it was much improved display by the team from the Castleconnor match with Kevin Davitt and Aidan Moran making key interceptions throughout the match and Tadgh Dogget and Jack McDaniell stopping the running game of Tubber assisted by midfielders Oisin Hennessey and Jack Feeney. The forwards of Shane O’Loughlin, Oisin Whelan, Ronan Adams and Mark Keane took some fine scores and won vital frees throughout the match. The introduction of Ultan Bree, Aidan O’Loughlin and Tadhg Murphy revitalised the team, making vital blocks and clearances.

Team: Cathal Hughes,Kevin Davitt,Aidan Moran, Tadgh Doggett, Jack McDaniel, Oisin Hennessy, Shane O’Loughlin, Oisin Whelan, Mark Keane, Thomas Kinnane, Jack Feeney, Aidan O’Loughlin, Ronan Adams. Ultan Bree, Tadgh Murphy.

U10 Hurling

Our under 10 hurlers recently travelled to Easkey to take part in a blitz. They played three matches, against Tubbercurry, Western Gaels and Tourlestrane. The boys put in a great effort, winning two out of the three matches. Well done everyone.

U10 and u12 hurling training continues in Ransboro pitch on Saturday mornings. U12s meet at 10.45, and the U10s start at 11.00am. Training finishes at 12.00.

Junior Ladies

The junior ladies finished their league campaign in style with a comprehensive victory over Curry in Scarden last Wednesday. With Jacqui Mulligan dominant at centre half back and the midfield pair of Mary Stenson and Ruth Goodwin running tirelessly to set up numerous scoring opportunities, the girls were to run up an impressive tally of 4-17 to their opponents 3-05. Jacqui herself would finish with 0-03, while Mary and Ruth shared four points. Top scorer Laura-Ann Laffey contributed 2-05, while Attracta Halloran was once again very effective at half forward and added 0-04. Ciara Healy continued her goal-scoring run with a well taken effort, and Claire Stenson, making the switch from defence to attack, notched up a point. Substitute Gráinne Redmond finished the scoring with a well placed shot to the corner of the net. There were very impressive performances also from Cara Gilligan and Éilis Callaghan. In defence, Jacqui Mulligan was well supported by Aislinn Doggett, Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, and Laura Joyce, while Kaela Kerrigan was also very effective in curbing many Curry attacks. It was a satisfactory conclusion to a league that was to be a real learning experience for the younger players, and the manner in which the team played the latter stages shows promise for the championship.

Team; Sarah Lindsay, Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Kaela Kerrigan, Ciara McCormack, Aislinn Doggett, Jacqui Mulligan, Laura Joyce, Ruth Goodwin, Mary Senson, Éilis Callaghan, Laura-Ann Laffey, Attracta Halloran, Ciara Healy, Cara Gilligan, Claire Stenson; subs; Lauren McGarry (Claire Stenson) Catherine Porter (Laura Joyce), Gráinne Redmond (Ciara McCormack) Eimear Joyce, Ellen Prior.

Dressing Rooms and Lost Property

A quick reminder to 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.

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.

Community Games

Best wishes to our under 10 mixed and under 12 girls who compete in the County Finals of the Community Games this evening (Tuesday) in Markievicz Pk. Our under 10s are in the final thanks to wins over Rosses Point, St. Mary’s and a semi-final win over St. Feichin’s. They play Curry in the final at 7.00. The girls received a walk-over from Drumcliffe, before defeating Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in a tight semi-final. They play St. Mary’s in the final at 8.00pm. All support for these young stars would be much appreciated.

Senior League

Our senior footballers got back to winning ways with a comprehensive win over Owenmore Gaels in Ransboro on Saturday evening. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, the home side were quick off the mark with two points from Barry O’ Mahony, one from a free. A penalty save from Kevin Kelly, and further points from Conor O’ Mahony, Keelan Cawley and Peter Laffey as well as three more frees from Barry saw the score 0-08 to 0-01 at half time, the visitors point coming from a free. The second half began with two pointed free from Owenmore Gaels, before Barry O Mahony put the ball in the net, to settle the tie. A second point for Peter Laffey, and scores from substitutes Karl O’ Reilly (0-01) and Frankie O’ Flynn (1-01) left the full time score 2-12 to 0-03. Best wishes for a sppedy recovery to Conor McDonagh who went off with a nasty foot injury. Next up is a crucial tie away to St. John’s. Team. Kevin Kelly, Enda Mitchell, David McGee, Mark Comerford, Conor McDonagh (James Hampson), Gary Cawley, Ciaran Moloney, Peter Laffey, Aaron O’ Boyle, Cilian McCaheny (Frankie O’ Flynn), Keelan Cawley (Ronan Redmond), Conor O’ Mahony (Colin Parkes), Barry O’ Mahony, Seán Murphy (Karl O’ Reilly), Mark McCallion (John Kilrehill). Mark Connell.

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