Coolera/Strandhill GAA Club Notes


There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €3900. His week the prize fund moves to €4000. Tickets can be bought in Bree’s Bar, Keane’s Centra and Margaret’s Café.


Under 13 Féile

Having beaten Castleconnor with a dominant display in the Féile semi-final, our boys took to the pitch in Scarden on Sunday to take on neighbours St. Mary’s in the final. This was the first time in many years that Coolera-Strandhill contested the final, with the prize being to represent the county in the National Féile Festival next year. Playing against the wind in the first half, the boys were slow to settle, and trailed by seven points at the interval. The second half saw an early revival, but unfortunately we couldn’t sustain it, and St. Mary’s were to run out comfortable winners. Despite the loss the side can be extremely proud of their efforts and achievements in reaching the final. Congrats to all involved, and many thanks to everyone who supported the team.


TUS Scheme 

Coolera – Strandhill GAA Club, Ransboro, wish to appoint a person for general maintenance duties under the TUS Scheme.  For information regarding eligibility requirements, please contact Gerard Mullaney, Tus Programme Supervisor, Sligo Leader at [email protected] or alternatively, by mobile at 086/8221995.


Junior Ladies

Our junior ladies made their exit from the Connacht Championship when they lost to a very strong Tuam/Cortoon team. Our girls found it difficult to cope with the experience and speed of their opponents and trailed heavily at half time. They re-grouped in the second half and their efforts were rewarded with points from Laura-Ann Laffey, Éilis Callaghan and Attracta Halloran before Deborah fired home a late goal, just rewards for the team’s efforts. Congrats to all involved with this group, delivering a county title in their first season back in adult football.


Under 16

After a lengthy delay, waiting on the outcome of various hearings, our under 16 boys get back to the playing field tomorrow (Wednesday) when they play Ballymote/Buninnadden in the Shield Play-Off. Throw-in is in Scarden at 7.00. Please support them.



The club would like to extend its best wishes to Jacqui Mulligan, who sets off on her travels in the next few weeks. Jacqui, a member of the St. Farnan’s club, this year played with our junior ladies under special permission. She was an integral part of the squad, whose experience and enthusiasm played a vital role in the club’s championship success. She has taken a leave of absence from her teaching duties in the Mercy College, and we wish her well in her travels.