TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 11th September 2018)

Tuam Cortoon

Covering local sports news in Tuam and the surrounding areas including Abbeyknockmoy, Claremorris, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilconly, Sylane and Others.


Tuam/Cortoon Ladies Football 

Under 12 Division 4 League Cup Final – Saturday, 1st September 

Tuam/Cortoon 3-14 Caltra Cuans 5-6 

A huge well done to the Tuam-Cortoon U12s who won the league final last weekend, beating Caltra Cuans on a final score line of Tuam-Cortoon 3-14, Caltra 5-6. It was a beautiful day for football in Clonberne, with ideal weather conditions.

Led by captain Keelin Clune, Tuam-Cortoon started very strongly with an early goal by Keelin herself. There were stellar performances all over the pitch from backs such as Katy Connern, Ayla Whelan and Danielle Fitzpatrick and forwards such as Éabha Smith, Aoife Tuck and Rebecca Coyne.

Sarah Banks and Keelin Clune played central roles in most of the attacks, feeding in quality ball from midfield to the forwards. Holly Williams put in a tigerish performance and gave the Caltra forwards a very hard time. At half time, Tuam-Cortoon led by 6 points but the game was by no means over.

Caltra were a very strong side and mounted a serious comeback in the second half, scoring a couple of goals in quick succession. Caoimhe Ansbro made a fantastic save in the goal mouth in the dying minutes, which proved invaluable in the narrow two-point victory.

Every single girl gave it her all on the day and left nothing on the pitch. They are a credit to themselves, their parents and their coaches. Well done also to the management, which is made up of manager Donall Casserly and coaches Padraic Creaven, Eleanor Donnellan, Peter Tuck and Jacinta Melia.

Thank you to Supermacs, Tuam, for feeding the girls after the game.  

Tuam-Cortoon: Caoimhe Ansbro, Katy Connern, Ayla Whelan, Aoife Doherty, Danielle Fitzpatrick, Ciara Ryan, Eve Cannon, Sarah Banks, Keelin Clune, Leah Ansbro, Eabha Smith, Aoife Tuck, Rebecca Coyne, Hazel Mahon, Holly Williams, Abigail Noone, Orlaith Begley, Saoirse Melia, Chloe Coyne, Anna Joyce, Keela Hughes, Sarah Mongey, Abaigh Roherty, Ally Davin, Sarah Doyle, Sophie Blade, Saoirse Mannion, Catherine Daly, Claire Meenaghan, Saoirse Hunter, Caoimhe Meehan, Kate Duignan, Aine Hughes, Heather Higgins.

Caltra Cuans: Ella Kilcommins, Ailbhe Mulry, Catherine Fleming, Laura Noone, Grace Gerrard, Sarah Keating, Abbey Lohan, Annabelle Kelly, Saoirse Murray, Aoibhe Glynn, Caragh Mullins, Aisling Murray, Grace Raftery, Meghan Kilgannon, Ellen Jordan, Ruth Mockler, Michaela Mockler, Emily Fleming, Rachel Donoghue, Caoimhe Hibbit, Kate Tierney, Maeve Pender, Anna Mai Dolan, Katie Donoghue, Lilly Gavin.

Referee: Tom Ryder.

Under 16 Division C County Ladies Football Final – Sunday, 26th August 2018 

Tuam/Cortoon 3-5 Ballinasloe 3-4 

On August 26th, the Tuam-Cortoon U16 team lined out to play Ballinasloe in their county championship final. The morning was wet but it by no means dampened the girls’ spirits. The rain subsided just before kick-off but conditions were slippy .

Tuam-Cortoon’s first attack of the game ended up with a goal and things were looking good from the offset. Ballinasloe however kept working away with a strong wind behind them and soon got on the score board themselves, notching up a couple of points.

The ball changed hands a lot but Tuam-Cortoon made the most of possession and at half time led by 2 points. With inspirational words from captain Jennifer Leufer and manager Damien Hesslin at half time, the girls came out for the second half full of spirit and hope that they could see out the game.

The girls really upped their performance, while Ballinasloe threw everything at them. The game went through a very physical patch as both teams didn’t want to give an inch. With less than a minute to go in the game, Tuam-Cortoon won a free 14 metres out from goal.

With the last kick in her last game as an underage player, Aoife O Rourke stepped up and split the posts with the winning score. Final score: Tuam-Cortoon 3-5, Ballinasloe 3-4. The Tuam-Cortoon girls were delighted to have seen off a strong challenge by Ballinasloe.

The whole panel played their part in the victory and without each of them the result wouldn’t have been possible. The manager Damien Hesslin and mentor Conal Burke would like to thank all the girls for their dedication all year and all the parents bringing the girls to training & games.

The club would also like to thank Damien and Conal for their tireless efforts all year with the girls. A massive well done to everyone involved. The club would also like to send their best wishes and a speedy recovery to Clodagh Lyons who suffered an injury in the county semi-final prior to this game.


Tuam Golf Club 

Our weekend competition was sponsored by Leo’s Pharmacy/Palace fields Pharmacy.

Men’s results:  

1.Sean Daly (27) 38pts 
2.Paul Devereux (19) 36pts b/d
Gross:Morgan Lynch (2) 29gpts b/d
3.Padraic O’Connell (24) 36pts b/d

Ladies results:Results  9/9/2018  

1st Siobhan Joyce (21) 35 pts CAT (A)  Sandra Mooney (19) 35 pts  CAT (B) Margaret Gilligan (27)  33 pts  CAT (C) Phil Farrell (28) 29 pts  CSS 35pts

The Junior, Intermediate and Minor Open Scratch Cups are being held next weekend (14 -16th September). Junior handicap 4 -9, Intermediate handicap 10 – 16, Minor Handicap 17 upwards. Play four balls Friday and Saturday, three ball on Sunday.

See online for booking or Contact Mary in Office on (093) 28993. Entry fee 15 euro. Strokeplay – play once only. 1000 euro in prizes. 250 euro for hole in one.


Sylane Hurling Club 

Intermediates will play Rahoon Newcastle in the penultimate group game of the Intermediate Hurling Championship in Pearse Stadium on Sunday at 1.30pm. 

U13s and U12s have been selected to go to Croke Park on Sunday 30th September 2018 as part of a record attempt for the largest training session.

U15s lost to Gort 5-8 to 1-9 played in Sylane last Thursday. They play Salthill/Knocknacarra tomorrow in Sylane at 6.30pm.

OsKaRs Fundraiser: On Monday night we had a very successful casting night in Corralea Court Hotel Tuam.. Launch night will be Friday September 14th in Corralea Court Hotel Tuam at 8.30PM when the cast and movies will be announced.

U15s will play Gort tomorrow Thursday at 6.30pm in Sylane.

Lotto Numbers drawn on 3rd November 2018 for jackpot €9,900 were 4,23,24,26. No jackpot winner and no match three winner. Draw takes place in clubhouse every Monday night at 9pm and is open to the public.

Congratulations to club players Jonathan McGrath, Kyle O’ Neill, Conor Mitchell and Eoin Sweeney on their recent success in U16 Ted Webb Shield Final.


Dunmore MacHales Ladies 

Our next 50/50 draw takes place on 24th September. Tickets are available in all the businesses around Dunmore. If you’re not in, you can’t win!

Well done to our under 10 girls who took part in the county Blitz in Clonberne on Saturday morning. The Girls made it to the plate final, but lost out in the final hurdle to Annaghdown. A great day football was had by all.

Well done to Kilkerrin/Clonberne on hosting great Blitz and many thanks to all who came to support the girls.

Our under 14 ladies are through to the Cup semi-final and face Glenamaddy/Williamstown in the semi-final 6.30 on Friday in Glenamaddy.  Good luck to the girls and management in their preparations for this game and please come along to support our girls.

Our under 16 ladies are now in the Shield Semi- final and face Naomh Mhuire.  Please make every effort to attend training, and good luck to the girls and management in their preparations for this upcoming game. Fixture details to follow when available.

Hard luck to our minor girls and management on a narrow defeat in the Shield final last Sunday. Corofin proved too strong running out eventually winners by 2 points. Dunmore MacHales 1-14  Corofin 3- 10.

Our Senior ladies are preparing for their round championship fixture against Corofin on 21st September. Good luck to players and management in their preparations in the run up to the game.

Well done to our eventual winners of Last Man Standing. The jackpot was shared by 4 people Nicola kilgarriff, John Coyle,James Nestor and Damien Redington. Thank you to everybody who entered this fundraising competition for the senior ladies and well done to the winners.

A special word of thanks to Darren Burke for organising and overseeing the running of the competition.

Cash for clobber collection continues at the dressing rooms. If you’re having a clear out please donate all unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, towels etc. to raise funds for the ladies club. Bags can be left at the dressing rooms. No duvets please.

Congratulations to Dunmore Demesne Golf Club on the recent celebrations of the 20th anniversary.


Claremorris Golf Club 

Mrs Mary Gallagher 
Presidents Prize Results 

Sunday 9th September 2018  

1st Carmel Kilgallon 74 nett 
2nd Kate Gallagher 76 nett
3rd Rita Grealish 80 nett
4th Catherine Mc Eveney

9 Hole 1st Martina Hennelly
9 Hole Beginner Carmel Morley

1st Brian Cavanagh 67 nett 
2nd Damien Cubbard 72 nett
Gross Thomas Walsh 77

3rd Liam Newman 72 nett
4th Alan Gurren 72 nett
5th Darragh Joyce 72 nett
6th Bert Sexton 72 nett

Past Presidents Brendan Kelly 76 nett

Birdie Competition 
Peter Coen
Bran Farragher
Kevin Heneghan
Brendan Mellett
Derek Walsh
John Haverty
Paul Kenna
Damien Cubbard


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Senior team fixed to play Athenry in Round 4 of SHC in Loughrea on Sunday at 1.30pm. Day is subject to change so look to fixtures again and the club Facebook page for updates.

U15’s had a great win over Pearses last week winning 3-15 to 3-10. Next championship game is in Thursday 13th away to Ardrahan.

Minors were beaten by Annaghadown last week in championship losing by 1-18 to 1-13.

Lotto numbers 4 September: 6, 14, 16, 26.

No Winner. One Match 3: John Lydon, Carrerea. Seller’s prize: Mike Vaughan.


Corofin GAA 


Our minors were defeated by Claregalway on a score line of 0-11 to 1-10 in the Minor Championship North A, Group A played last week in Claregalway.   We play Northern Gaels (Glenamaddy-Glinsk-Williamstown) in Corofin on Saturday evening at 5.00 pm.

We had a big win over Glinsk by 5-14 to 1-6 in the Junior A Championship semi-final played in Barnaderg on Saturday evening.  The Corofin goals were scored by Conor Raftery, Seán Cummins, Alan O’Donovan (2) and Conor Creaven. Well done to all involved on a great display.

We will play Pádraig Pearses in the North Board final. Details have yet to be confirmed.

We lost out to Annaghdown by 1-8 to 0-17 in the Junior C Championship North played in Corofin on Sunday afternoon.   We play our final group game against Mountbellew-Moylough in Mountbellew at 5.30 pm on Sunday.

We play Ballinasloe in the Junior Football Championship in Mountbellew at 3.30 pm on Sunday.

Our seniors will play their final group game against St James’ on the weekend of 22 / 23 September.


Our under 12 team took part in the Templeogue Synge Street tournament on Sunday.  The team was defeated by Ballyboden St Enda’s in the cup semi-final. Hard luck to all the lads involved.

Thanks to Templeogue Synge Street for hosting a great tournament and to our mentors who accompanied the panel of players.‬

Our under 13 panel took part in the Colm Cooper Tournament hosted by Dr Crokes on Saturday.  We defeated St. Pat’s, Donabate by 5-3 to 2-3 in the Plate final. The team was captained by Cian Nolan.

Congratulations to all involved on a great display and sincere thanks to all who helped with the panel of players.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot and no match 3s. Numbers drawn were 14, 16, 26, 31. Seller’s prize Gerry Collins. Next week’s jackpot is €7,700 and draw in Club Office.


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