Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club Notes


The lotto numbers drawn on Monday June 5th were 14, 15, 26 and 31. There was no jackpot winner, nor were there any Match Three winners. The jackpot is now €2100. 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. Annual lotto renewals are due this month. Collectors will be calling to houses over the next few weeks. For further details, contact Joe Gildea or Rose Cawley or check the club website


Under 14 Girls

The under 14 girls had to settle for second best in their league match with C.T. Gaels last Tuesday in Ransboro. Although they got off to the perfect start with a Beibhinn Harte goal, the visitors soon imposed themselves on the game and built up a healthy lead. A point from Beibhinn was to be the girls’ only other score of the half. A much improved second half resulted in points from Cliodhna O’ Sullivan, Hannah Burrows and Amy Deering and a well taken goal from Keri Mitchell. Despite this, the girls could not claw back the half time deficit and were to eventually lose 4-12 to 2-04. This was Susannah Garcia’s last game before returning to Spain, and we all wish her well in the future. Team; Susannah Garcia, Amy Hampson, Ciara Lindsay, Cliodhna Davitt, Grace Molloy, Holly Gilligan, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (0-01), Amy Deering (0-01), Keri Mitchell, Beibhinn Harte (1-01), Nessa O’ Sullivan (Aoife Gormley) , Enya Hughes (Shona Dalton), Mary Kate McPartland (Hannah Burrows (0-01))


Junior League

The junior team got back to winning ways with a six point victory over St. John’s. Leading by a single point at half time on a score of 3-04 to 3-03, they went behind to the visitors early in the second half before an eleven point display ensured the win, 3-15 to 3-09. Kieran Prior was top scorer with 1-05, while Seán Callaghan and Ronan Redmond contributed 0-03 and 1-01 respectively from half back. There were good performances too from Colin Parke, the Kilrehill brothers and Colm Scanlon who made a number of telling saves in goals. Their next match is this Friday at home to Curry at 7.00pm. Team; Colm Scanlon, James Hampson (Diarmuid Loftus), Mark Comerford (0-01), Ronan Redmond (1-01) (Alan Scanlon (0-01)), Seán Callaghan (0-03) (David McGee), Conor O’ Mahony (0-01), Colin Parke, David Kilrehill (0-01), Kieran Prior (1-05), Frankie O’ Flynn (Karl O’ Reilly (0-02)), John Kilrehill (1-00) (Graham Kelly).


Benson Cup

For the second time in a week the senior footballers faced St. John’s in Stenson Park, this time in the Benson Cup. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half we led by 0-10 to 0-05, though the lead could have been greater were it not for some wayward shooting and two point blank saves from the St. John’s goalkeeper Noel O’ Donnell. The wides were to prove costly as the home side dominated the second half and two late goals were to be the decisive scores leading to a 2-12 to 0-12 win for St. John’s. Barry O’ Mahony and Karol O’ Neill once again contributed most of our scores, with 0-05 and 0-03 respectively. There were points too from Cillian McCaheny, Karl O’ Reilly, Mark McCallion and Frankie O’ Flynn. Team; Kevin Kelly, Seán Wynne, David McGee, Mark Comerford, Colin Parke, Gary Cawley, Ciaran Moloney, Kevin Banks, Cillian McCaheny (Diarmuid Mulcahy), Karl O’ Reilly, Conor O’ Mahony, Mark McCallion, Barry O’ Mahony (Kieran Prior), Frankie O’ Flynn (Barry Doyle), Karol O’ Neill, subs; Ronan Redmond, Diarmuid Loftus, James Hampson.

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Under 14 Boys

Our u-14 boys went down to Shamrock Gaels by ten points in our final league game. Once again we gave our opponents too much lee way in the first half, despite the best efforts of the excellent Cathal Morahan in goal and some fine scoring from Andrew Lynch. On the wing Conor Keane was another to link up well with the hard working midfield duo of Ross Doherty and Liam Gilligan.
The second half saw total domination by the Coolera boys as they began to claw back the half-time deficit. Fine running from Jamie Walsh got Ciaran Langan on the scoresheet. Rory Kinane, Cormac Henaghan and the rock- like Owen McKirdy all displayed great tenacity in defence. Naoise Brennan gave his all as usual and subs Jakub Krajluski and Aaron Lindsay impressed when coming on. Despite outscoring our opponents 2.07 to 0-04 in the second half, the full time whistle intervened to secure victory for the Riverstown side.


County Representatives

Best wishes to our club players Keelan Cawley, Niall Murphy and Peter Laffey who are part of the Sligo squad that takes on Antrim in the All-Ireland qualifier in Markievicz Park this Saturday at 5.00pm.