Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club Notes


There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 23 30. The weekly 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


Easter Sunday Cake Sale

Coolera-Strandhill Ladies are having their annual cake sale and on Easter Sunday. Cakes will be sold after the dawn mass at Knocknarea, the 11.00 mass in Ransboro and the 12.30 mass in Strandhill. Cakes can be left in to Ransboro school on the Saturday evening from 7.30 and on Sunday from 10.00. Further details soon.


Warriors Quiz.

The Warriors Festival in association with Coolera-Strandhill is holding an Audio-Visual Quiz in the Strand Bar on Friday April 21st at 8.30pm. Tables of four cost €20.00. Why not come along and enjoy a quiz with a difference, with a fun night guaranteed.


U16 Girls.

Our under 16 girls got their league campaign underway with a hard fought victory over St. Nathy’s in Ransboro Pk. last Wednesday.  Playing against a much vaunted opposition, our girls were slow to settle. They fell behind quickly, and it was only the scoring prowess of Eva Schoen that kept them in touch. Half time came with the visitors leading 2-04 to 1-05, with all bar one point coming from the boot of Eva Schoen, the other point coming from Aislinn Doggett. With the second half came a much improved performance from the home side. The midfield of Caoimhe O’ Sullivan and Eilis Burke began to get on top, and in defence Grace Molloy, Nadine Deering, and Gráinne Redmond snuffed out any Nathy’s attack, helped by Cliodhna O’ Sullivan and Ellen Given. The forwards passed the ball well and scores came more easily. Eva Schoen caused the visitor’s defence endless problems and would finish with 2-06 to her name. Aislinn Doggett added to her tally with a long range goal. Eliis Burke, Roisin Heneghan and Gráinne Redmond rounded off the scoring with a point each giving the girls a 3-10 to 2-05 victory. Their next match is another tough encounter with C.T. Gaels in Ransboro this evening (Tuesday)  Team: Ciara Lindsay, Ellen Given, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Grace Molloy, Nadine Deering, Gráinne Redmond (0-01), Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Éilis Burke (0-01), Roisín Heneghan (0-01), Eva Schoen (2-06), Aislinn Doggett (1-01), Danika Kerrigan, Eimear Callaghan. Subs; Holly Gilligan (Danika Kerrigan), Amy Deering (Eimear Callaghan).


Junior Girls

Our junior girls suffered their second defeat in the warm-up league on Sunday when they came up against a very strong Owenmore Gaels team in Ransboro. Short a number of players Coolera-Strandhill fielded a team containing six under 16 girls, and they wer under pressure from the start. To their credit they battled to the end, led by Laura Joyce, Mary Stenson, Aislinn Doggett and Caoimhe O’ Sullivan. Mary Stenson finished with 1-02 while Aislinn Doggett contributed a point on her junior debut. Team; Sarah Lindsay, Kaela Kerrigan, Cara Gilligan, Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Ciara McCormack, Nadine Deering (Lauren McGarry), Mary Stenson, Laura Joyce, Roisin Heneghan, Aislinn Doggett, Eilis Callaghan, Ciara Healy, Gráinne Redmond.


Dermot Molloy Senior Hurling League

Our senior hurlers got their season off to a winning start with a 3-14 to 3-07 victory over Calry/St. Joseph’s in the Dermot Molloy League on Sunday.

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Sligo Leader

A new collaboration between the Sligo LEADER and Sligo GAA County Board has been launched in the Centre of Excellence Scarden.
The initiative comprises of regular week long job hunting boot camp programmes, combined with GAA coaching skills training. It is available to members of families who are involved with the GAA or interested in getting involved. During the course of the week participants will receive interview skills coaching, CV Clinic, job hunting and networking workshops. Additionally Sligo GAA will facilitate coaching workshops where the participants will obtain coaching badges. This week long camp is an excellent opportunity for GAA enthusiasts throughout the county to avail of the fantastic facilities at Sligo’s Centre of Excellence and the camp is free of charge. We would like to invite current players, ex players or any persons with an interest or involvement with GAA to apply to take part in the camp. The first week will run from April 3rd to 7th, and anybody interested is asked to apply now as places will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To apply please email your name, address, club and phone number to……… ; or Alternatively, call Pat on 0871646683.