This is a reminder that Coolera-Strandhill GAA Club member registration is now open online for the 2018 season. Access is through the club website on www.coolerastrandhill.com and by clicking on the green link. Team managers will not be responsible for accepting membership fees this year. Members who have been paying by direct debit may continue to do so if they wish, or they can opt for on-line registration. If you want to register and cannot remember your password, please click the “Reset Password” button and follow the steps. We ask that you register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on the club registrar and committee. Only those registered by March 31st will be allowed to train and/or play.
Indoor training continues this Friday in the Ursuline Hall. The 5-8 year olds train from 6.00-7.00, followed by the under 10s, (who will be starting their programme) and then under 12s.
Indoor hurling continues tomorrow (Wednesday) in St. John’s NS from 7.00-8.00. This is the second last session before we head outdoors. Hurleys and helmets are provided.
National Hurling League Review
The National Hurling League group stage came to a conclusion for Sligo last weekend with a good win over Fermanagh. It was Sligo’s second victory having previously defeated Cavan. However, losses to Leitrim and Lancashire meant that Sligo miss out on a place in the League final. Coolera-Strandhill was very well represented on the county panel. Eoin Comerford captained the team to their two victories, while Luke Comerford, Frankie O’Flynn and Kieran Prior all made their intercounty debuts in this year’s campaign. Shane Brenan, Conor O’Mahony, Larry Cadden, Gary Cadden, Conor Gillen, Niall Cadden, Kevin Banks and Mark Comerford are also involved with the squad.
College Hurling Success
Congratulations to Kieran Prior, Tristan Gilligan, Alan Scanlon, Alexander Cadden and Shane Brennan who were part of the Summerhill hurling squad that created its own history with a 6-14 to 1-11 victory over St. Colmans of Claremorris in the Post Primary Senior hurling competition.
Annual Club Social
Our annual Club Social takes place this Saturday March 24th in Coolera House. Food will be served at 9.00pm sharp and will be followed by the presentation of medals to our Senior Men and Junior Ladies and the announcement of the Club Person of the Year. This was a very enjoyable night last year and we hope that a large crowd will attend to honour the achievements of our adult teams. Tickets on sale from any committee member.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Our representatives braved the cold on our National Holiday, and gathered on Mailcoach Rd. just after 11.00, to take their place in Sligo’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Many thanks to the children and adults who made themselves available, and although smaller in number than last year, the children were fantastic. The judges obviously thought so too, as we won the Sports Section, a section that had many clubs representing many codes. Well done to all concerned.
Dermot Molloy Senior Hurling League
Our senior hurlers had their first outing in the Dermot Molloy League when they entertained Naomh Eoin in Ransboro Pk. on St. Patrick’s Day. Our boys were to emerge convincing winners on a score-line of 5-19 to 2-05, a promising start to the campaign. Their next fixture is another home tie, this time against Cluainin Iomáint on Easter Sunday at 12.00.
Our senior footballers begin their season with an away tie against Drumcliffe/Rosses Point in the Kiernan Cup on Saturday 24th at 5.00. Earlier the same day the under 16 boys travel to St. Brendan’s Pk. Castleconnor for their first league game against their hosts at 11.00, while the junior ladies round off the Spring League with a trip to Collooney for a 10.00 start against Owenmore Gaels. Best of luck to all teams.
The Ladies Football teams hold their annual Cake Sale and raffle on Easter Sunday. Cakes will be sold after Dawn Mass on Knocknarea, in Ransboro NS after 11.00 Mass and in Strandhill after 12.30 Mass. Cakes, buns, breads etc can be left into Ransboro NS on Easter Saturday from 6.00-7.00 and also from 10.00 on Sunday or to Mary Redmond in Strandhill.