Coolera Strandhill GAA Club Notes.
May 6th 2018
Our under 16 girls play their final league game this evening (Tues) when they face Molaise Gaels in Scarden at 7.00. All support would be most welcome.
Our senior hurlers have qualified for the final of the Dermot Molloy Senior Hurling League after a hard fought four point victory over Tourlestrane in Ransboro on Saturday evening. Trailing by a point a half time (1-08 to 0-10), they started the second half well adding four points without reply. The concession of two goals made for a tense finish, with the sides level as full-time approached. A long range effort dipped under the crossbar and a final point from Kevin Banks clinched victory on a score-line of 1-21 to 3-11.
Under 12 Girls
The under 12 girls have qualified for the A League semi-final, after a good win over Calry/St. Joseph’s in their final group match. Leading 6-2 at half time, the girls put in a superb third quarter, scoring nine points to secure victory. There were very strong performances from Anna McDaniel at centre back, Eva White and Orna Murphy in midfield and Alana Wilson led the attack at centre forward. Others to impress were Blaine Heekin and Lulu Mooney in defence, Ellen Walsh, Orlaith Beirne, Aoife Craddock and Lauren Healy in attack, the latter scoring two points in the first quarter. Team; Sophie Quinn, Laoise McKenna, Aoife Gallagher, Áine Harte, Anna McDaniel, Lulu Mooney, Eva White (0-05), Orna Murphy (0-04), Orlaith Beirne, Alana Wilson (0-05), Ellen Walsh, Tilly Ellwood, Lauren Healy (0-02), Grace Bailey, Aoife Craddock, Mollie Ronan (0-01), Blaine Heekin, Maya Donaghy.
Them with two goals of their own
Connacht Minor Championship
Best wishes to club players Keelan Harte, Tristan Gilligan, Ciaran Flynn and Lee Wilson who are members of the Sligo minor squad who start their Connacht Championship campaign v Galway next Friday night in Markievicz Park at 7 pm. The boys would really appreciate your support.
Under 14 Girls
The under 14 girls had their second league match last Tuesday when they Played Calry/St. Joseph’s in Ballinode. They took an early lead through an Alana Wilson point, but the home side took control soon after, and but for some wayward shooting our girls could have found themselves facing a sizeable deficit. To their credit, they battled back with points from Cliodhna O’ Sullivan and Orna Murphy, before Orna scored the first of her two goals to leave just two points between the teams at half time. The second half was a much closer affair, and further goals from Orna, Clodagh Martyn and Anna Callaghan saw our girls a point in front. Calry responded however and as full time approached they added two goals to win 3-15 to 4-05. This was a brave performance from our young side. Nessa O’ Sullivan, Lisa Kilfeather, Aoife Gormley and Mary-Kate McPartland were excellent in defence. Cliodhna O’ Sullivan and Alana Wilson worked tirelessly in midfield while Orna Murphy led the attack well. The girls have a break for a few weeks now before their next match. Team; Eva White, Nessa O’ Sullivan, Aoife Gormley, Lisa Kilfeather, Anna McDaniel, Amy Hampson, Mary-Kate McPartland, Cliodhna O’ Sullivan (0-02), Alana Wilson (0-01) Anna Callaghan (1-00), Orna Murphy (2-02), Ellen Walsh, Rachel Gallagher, Clodagh Martyn (1-00), Luna Simeoni, Susannah Gilligan.
Under 16 League
The under 16 boys lost out to St. Pat’s/St. Farnan’s 1-11 to 3-13 last Monday in Ransboro. Despite the margin of defeat, this was a game that could have gone either way right up to the last few minutes. A little more luck and composure in front of goal and it could have been a different result. Twice the visiting amalgamation capitalised on missed goal opportunities for the home side to punish them with two goals of their own. Some good scores from Liam Gilligan and Oran McDonagh and a couple of point blank saves from Cian Connell in goals just wasn’t enough to gain victory.