Saturday, 28 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your club this weekend



The competitive season is nearly upon us with the Feelystone Junior team due to commence their Tansey Cup campaign with a home game against Oran on 14th February and the McGovern Directional Drilling team due to travel to Strokestown on 28th February for their first O’Rourke Cup game. Expressions of interest have been received regarding participation in Scór. The closing date for receipt of entries is 17th of February and all who wish to participate should contact Martin Dolan at 086-2413529 immediately. 


Club membership is now due and must be paid before the 1st of March and can be paid to PRO Michael Guthrie. Anyone taking part in any club activities must be a registered member of the club. Membership entitles club members to use of the squash court, ball alley and gym in the O’Rourke Centre.

The AGM of the ladies board will take place in the O’Rourke Centre on Sunday 7th February at 6.30 pm. Please come out and support the club in providing sporting activities in the parish. 


The Clann na nGael Social will take place in the Athlone Springs on Friday night February 12th. There will be an all-star line up on the night, Brendan Shine will provide the entertainment, and Micheal O’Muircheartaigh is the special guest. The play ‘From Little Acorns’ will take to the stage. At the moment the tickets are moving briskly and with a limited amount of tickets it is important to get your hands on the hottest ticket in the country on that night. Those interested in attending can contact Sean Murray, Tom Lennon or Eithne 0’Neill ASAP.

Members are reminded that membership is now due for the coming year. Contact Dermot Kelly for details.


A club meeting will be held this Thursday night, February 4th in the clubhouse at 8 pm.

A reminder again that club membership for the coming year is due and should be paid to club registrar Keith Johnston. 

The lotto rota for next weekend is Gorthaganny: Ray Flanagan and Loughglynn: Padraig Costello.


Foundation football course for our club will take place on Friday evening, February 5th in the St. Barrys GAA Club at 7.30 sharp and concludes on Saturday morning 6th. All underage coaches, minor to U-8, are asked to avail of this course; open to male and female coaches and beginners. It is vital all our club coaches have these courses completed. Cost is €20. Contact Brendan Rock for details 0860587687. 

Club Membership is now due. From this year all members will be registered online with the closing date 1st March. The club’s Juvenile Registration day is fixed for Sunday 21st February in the community centre. More details later.


Next Mulhern Park lotto draw to take place on Monday 8th February in Daltons. Jackpot: €3,500. Envelopes available locally or from club members for €2 or 3 for €5.

Tansey Cup is due to start next weekend with a local derby in Creggs. Check fixtures for time and date. Please support the team. 

Check out club website at for club information.


The closing date for senior Scor is February 10th. For further information please contact Nuala on 071-9639170.

Underage presentation night takes place Sunday February 21st. More details next week. Any club member who is over 18 years and interested in representing Kilglass Gaels in the Roscommmon Ladies County Board Rose of Roscommon in the Abbey Hotel on March 20th, please contact Noreen on 071-9638175, Martina on 071-9638648 or Triona on 071-9638364. If you have not yet registered, please do so immediately as the deadline is fast approaching. Date for your Diary: Our Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday February 27th. A great night not to be missed!


Our registration evening takes place on Friday the 5th of February 2010 at the clubrooms between 8 and 10 pm. Every player, underage and adult, is asked to attend on the evening and get registered for the year ahead. The 300 Club is now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the executive. 


Michael Glaveys Rose night competition will be held on Friday night 26th February at the White House Hotel, Ballinlough. Any potential roses should contact Kerry McNulty 087 6221941.

Under 16 boys training will begin next Sunday, February 7th at 12 noon. 

The Minor Ladies (2009 competition) semi-final has been fixed (v Kilbride) for February 13th/14th in Oran. The game will be finalised by the weekend.    


The 2010 Ladies Football Club AGM was held in the Clubhouse on last Friday evening. They membership expressed satisfaction with the outcome for 2009, with the club coming away with four underage titles. Among some of the positions filled was Chairman: Padraig Kelly; Secretary: Imelda Corbett; Registrar: Ailish Daly; Development Officer: Aaron Clogher. The position of Senior Manager was left unfilled; anyone who wishes to nominate a suitable candidate for this post should contact Padraig Kelly The GAA has a new on-line registration system for all members and registration is now due. 


Parents and guardians of all children playing football, camogie, hurling or ladies football are asked to an information evening in the Hyde Centre this Thursday, 4th February at 8.30 pm. The purpose of the evening is to inform parents/guardians of the minor club requirements for the coming year. 

Roscommon play Cavan at Hyde Park next Sunday in the opening round of the NFL. Good luck to Fergie, his management team and all the players as they commence this year’s campaign. Help will be required from our club members for stewarding, selling programmes and half-time draw.

A reminder that membership is now due. It is vital that all players have their membership paid before they commence playing games for the club.

There will be a Youth Disco in the Hyde Centre on Friday 12thFebruary from 9.45 pm to 12.30 am. Admission will be €8.

Bingo continues as usual every Sunday night in The Hyde Centre commencing at 8.30 pm.

Roscommon Gaels extend sincere sympathy to the Allen family, Cloonbrackna Avenue on the death of Maura’s brother, Bobby; to the Costello family, Cloonbrackna Court on the death of Ann Costello; to the Fitzmaurice family, Quarry Springs on the death of Bridie’s uncle and to the Coyle family, Four Roads on the death of Niall Coyle.


Club registration night for all adult and underage members on Friday 5th February from 8 to 10 pm. All members must be registered online with GAA HQ in Croke Park by March 2010 to be eligible to represent the club this year. Committee and sub-committee members must also be registered members.

On Saturday 6th February in clubhouse bar we are holding a presentation night to honour the record-breaking 8-in-a-row U-21 champions, the Junior A championship winning team and our senior ladies league winning team. Music and finger food. Please come along and support the teams that made 2009 a very successful year for the club.

Foundation level coaching course will be held in clubhouse on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February. Anyone interested in attending contact Kieran on 087 9093149.

If you are a trained First Aid responder or would like to be trained in First Aid and are willing to help out at club matches please contact Michael on 086 2483362.

Club gear for 2010 available in club shop or at Registration night, Friday 5th February.


At the 2010 AGM of St. Ciarans Gaelic Football Club the following officers were elected for the coming year: President Tommy Kelly, Chairman: Peter Keegan, Vice-Chairman: Frank Kilcommons, Secretary: Tommy Gately, Assistant Sec./Reg./Ins.Officers: Niall Heaney & Tony Quigley, Joint Treasurers: Bernie Cuddy & Biddy Gately, Co. Board Delegates:John Whyte and Frank Kilcommons, Coaching Officer: John Whyte, ASAP Rep.:Tony Brennan. Team managements were appointed for all grades, training commences this weekend for u14’s and 16’s, minors presently involved in hurling championship, 2009. 


The St. Croans AGM was held in the Fr. Flanagan Centre, Ballymoe on Saturday evening last and it marked the end of a very successful 2009 for the club, with intermediate championship success and purchase of land for development in Enfield. 

Club registration for 2010, which covers the cost of club membership and insurance, costs €25 for minor players, €50 for senior players and €100 for families with minor players only. In a marked changed to recent years all registrations must be electronically submitted to Croke Park by the 31st of March. All players and club members must be paid up and registered on the Croke Park data base. Collection of registration will begin at club training due to commence next weekend. 


St Dominics hurling lost one of its most loyal supporters last week with the death of Patrick (Padden) Connaughton, who was in his 92nd year. Padden had a keen interest in all sports but especially hurling and rarely missed a Hurling Championship match over the past 35 years or so. His son-in-law Tom Fallon starred for many years for Four Roads, and in later years he had the pleasure of seeing his grandchildren star for both Dominics and Oran. Padden was always there to support in victory and defeat and always had the word of praise and encouragement for all players. Athleague will not be the same on championship days without Padden but no doubt he will be looking down with pride on St Dominics and inspiring our players back to the glory Days. May his soul rest in peace. 

The provisional ‘winter’ rota for the training pitch is currently available on This will be finalised during the week and distributed to every club. The ‘summer rota’ will also be decided upon. Time and day for this meeting TBC. All delegates will be contacted.


Cards every Tuesday in the Clubhouse at 9 pm. Proceeds of next Tuesday’s games goes to Haiti Disaster Fund. 

Best wishes to Tom Mullins who is in hospital at the moment.

2010 Club Membership: Membership now due for this year. 

Upcoming events: Anyone wishing to be notified of club events by text, please contact Michael Cleary (087) 2238293. 

Friday 5th February: Lanesboro Community College Table Quiz in the Clubhouse. Friday 12th February: Cloontutskert NS Disco. Saturday 13th February: St. Faithleachs GAA Club Presentation Night, three-course Buffet Meal, Music by ‘Half Cut’. Friday 26th February: Minor Club Presentation & Family Night. Playstation World Cup Tournament deferred until Easter Monday.

Fundraising Development: Many thanks to all who have supported our Development Fundraising to date. Members will be calling to areas during the week. All support greatly appreciated. You can also donate to any Executive committee member at the Clubhouse.


Henry Brennan Memorial Cup Tournament: Game will take place in Kilteevan pitch on Saturday next, 6th February commencing at 4 pm. All players to be at dressing rooms at 3.30 pm. Presentation and refreshments immediately after the game in Paddy Finn’s pub, Kilteevan. 

First league game in the Tansey Cup is a home game for St. Joseph’s v Strokestown on Sunday 14th February. Time to be confirmed. 

Club membership to be paid to Club Treasurer Alec Dempsey as soon as possible. Adults €30 Students €15.


Membership fees are now due. Anyone who missed the registration evening on Saturday 30th of January and who wishes to renew their membership for 2010 should contact Club Treasurer Padraig Hunt 086 6025566. A Table Quiz was held in Donnellans, Knockvicar on Saturday 30th of January. Thanks to everyone who came along and took part. The next quiz in the series takes place on Friday 12 February in Regan’s Bogside Inn. Get your team together or come along and join a team for a very enjoyable night.


Tickets for the upcoming dinner dance are sold out. Anyone who has not collected and paid for tickets should do so by Friday at the latest. The underage development panel begins this Saturday in Ballyfarnon at 10.30 am. A lift will leave Flynn’s Arigna at 10 am and O’Donnells, Keadue at 10 am. The intermediates resumed training on Tuesday night at 8 pm and will train on Friday night at the same time. The first league game is against Tulsk in Tulsk on February 28th. Please note that the club has launched a new Facebook page on the internet (St Ronans GAA). The page will be used by the club to inform the public in real time about goings-on in the organisation. It is hoped this will improve our public profile both within the parish and beyond. 



Two club members, Club Secretary, Marion Conway and senior player, Kellie Hopkins are being presented with awards this weekend. Marion has been chosen as the Connacht Administrator for 2009 and she will be presented with her award at the Connacht Awards on Friday night in the T.F. Hotel in Castlebar. Kellie will be presented with her Roscommon Herald Monthly Award at a Presentation Dinner on Friday night, also in Ballaghaderreen.

The club would like to express deepest sympathy to the Coyle family from Four Roads on the recent tragic death of Niall and also to the Bracken family from Tremane and the Staunton family from Oran on their recent bereavement.

The club are holding their Underage Presentation on Friday, 12th February, 2010 in the Angling Centre, Athleague. The Players of the Year awards in the various grades will also be presented on the night.  

Registration Night for 2010 will take place prior to the Under-Age Presentation in the Angling Centre at 7.00 pm. All Under 18’s will be required to complete a Registration form along with their parents on the night.

The AGM of the club will take place on Saturday, 13th February, 2010.  

It is hoped to commence Indoor Camogie for the Under 12 players during the mid-term break. All new players and current players will be notified by text. 



There was a good attendance at our AGM, which was held recently. Both Chairman and Secretary gave detailed accounts of club activities for the previous year. Both thanked all who had helped out at the preparing and training of teams from under age to senior level during the past twelve months and all who helped out with club activities especially at the pitch. The treasurer in his report paid tribute to all who helped out at the various fundraisers during the year and thanked all for their generous sponsorship towards those fundraisers. The club membership is now due so please contact registrar Tommy Mulligan as soon as possible. 


Tickets for new Pitch Development (€100) are available from all club members. Prizes include two cars and other prizes totalling over €55,000. Early Bird Draw on 13th of February in Fallons, Ballygar. Ensure you purchase your ticket before this date to be included in this extra bonus draw.


The AGM of the senior Hurling club was held in the Clubhouse, Rockfield on Saturday last, January 30th. The Chairman M. Fallon welcomed the good attendance present and thanked everyone who made a contribution to the operation of the club during 2009. He stated that great progress had been made during the year, with the club contesting four county finals at Minor, Junior and Senior league and championship with ultimate success coming in the senior league. Another great success for the club was the winning of the All-Ireland Senior Puc Fada by Gerry Fallon. The club had also suffered two great losses during the year with the untimely deaths of Joey Carty and Michael Staunton. The secretary D. Fallon gave a report on the activities of the club during 2009 and treasurer B. Flynn gave the financial report, which showed the high cost of running a successful club. A. Fallon gave an outline on the activities of the juvenile committee with success the County Final in the U-12 B Championship. Membership was set at €40, with students and the unemployed being charged €20 and Juveniles €10. It is necessary for all members to complete a membership application form and all are requested to pay their membership as soon as possible to the club registrar Tim Healy from whom application forms are available. 



Our registration days took place last weekend. Any child still not registered will need to do so as soon as possible as it’s a requirement before training starts. Contact Mary O’Connell on 087-2951753. U16 training is at 1.45 pm on Saturday in Lisalway. Minor training is on Saturday between 3 and 4 pm.



A players meeting will take place next Saturday, February 6th at 7 pm in Rockfield Clubhouse. All players are requested to attend. 


Ladies Club are hosting a Rose of Tarmonbarry on this Saturday night 6th February in Keenan’s, Tarmonbarry. 10 girls from the parish will contest the crown. Please come along and enjoy the music and refreshments and support the girls. Intermediate training has resumed on Friday nights. All information for club notes should be forwarded to Call Josephine on 086-6040778.