Tourlestrane GAA Club Notes

Hard luck to our Minor Ladies who were defeat in the championship final on Sunday morning last in Enniscrone. The team kept fighting right to the finish having gone down by 5 points and kicking into a strong wind.The team lead at half time on a scoreline of 5-3 to 2-5 having played with the aid of a stiff Atlantic wind. Goals came from the feet of Tara Walsh, Sarah Cunney, Michelle Carney, Dearbhla Jone and a wonder goal from Laura Surlis. Leonie Gaughan, Tara Walsh and Cathy Brennan all registering scores on the board. Collette Walsh pulling off some outstanding saves in the first half ensured our girls went into the break with a 7 point lead. The girls faced a tough challenge in the second half having to operate without Claire Hegarty who sustained a hand injury in the first half. The half opened brightly though with three unaswered points from Tara Walsh, Cathy Brennan and Laura Surlis. St. Farnan’s then took full advantage of their purple patch scoring 3-2 without replying, putting them a point in front. Leonie Gaughan stepped up to the mark and converted a free to put the teams level in the 21st minute of the second half before St. Farnan’s hit another 1-2. Sarah Cunney had no intention of leaving the game behind her and after a huge amount of work from the back line up to the full forward line, Cathy Brennan blasted the ball to the back of the net but time had run out for our girls as the final whistle sounded. There was some fantastic football played with a 11 of the team lining out for the club in the U-16 A Championship Final on Thursday. Well done to the team and management on a great year.

Team: Collette Walsh, Catherine Marren, Sinead Mooney, Shauna Walsh, Katie Molloy, Claire Hegarty, Rebecca O’Hara, Sarah Cunney, Leonie Gaughan, Dearbhla Jones, Molly Kennedy, Laura Surlis, Michelle Carney, Tara Walsh, Cathy Brennan. Subs: Justine Lang, Caitriona Mooney, Rachel Walsh, Ellen Bailey (inj.).
The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to U-16 player Claire Hegarty who suffered a dislocated hand in the game.
Best of luck to our U-16 team and management who play Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the U-16 A Championship final this Thursday evening.
Hard luck to our U-21 team who suffered defeat in the championship at the hands of St. Mary’s on Sunday last. Regardless of the result, the team still qualify for the semi final of the tournament.
Congratulations to Eamonn O’Hara, David Durkin and former club man, Con O’Meara who represented Sligo on the Ireland Masters team in the International Compromised Rules tests. Eamonn was vice-captain of the team.
Our Senior men are continuing their preparations for the Connacht Club Championship. Tourlestrane will face the Mayo Club Champions on the weekend of the 5th/6th of November in Markievicz Park. The Mayo final takes place this Saturday in McHale Park between Castlebar Mitchells and Knockmore.
The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the Hunt Family, Tullycusheen,  on the untimely death of Regina Hunt. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam