Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club Notes


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.

league-final-17-cawley league-final-20 league-final-14-murphy league-final-13-murphy league-final-12-karl league-final-10 league-final-9 league-final-8 league-final-7 league-final-6-barry-o-mahony league-final-5 league-final-4 league-final-3 league-final-2

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.

shc-calry-1 shc-calry-3 shc-calry-4-kevin-banks shc-calry-6-ronan-redmond shc-calry-8


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.