Sunday, 29 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your Club this Weekend



Competitive action gets underway on Sunday next when the Feelystone team start their Tansey Cup campaign with a home game against Oran. See fixtures for details. The McGovern Directional Drilling team is in preparation for the commencement of their O’Rourke Cup campaign on 28th February. The minor league will commence on 21st February while the U16 league will commence on 28th February and both of those teams are being prepared. Senior Scór is about to commence and those interested in participating should contact Martin Dolan at 086 2413529 immediately. Plans are well advanced for the opening of the new clubrooms circa 1st May. An exciting programme of events to mark the occasion are currently being prepared. Fundraising to defray the cost of the facilities is ongoing. The club will hold a monster bowling night in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday evening 6th March. It is intended that this will be a fun night for all age groups – male and female. Those wishing to enter teams or to participate on teams should contact Michael Gilmartin at 086 2039182. A golf classic is being planned for April. 


The presentation night for the senior men’s 2009 county champions and the ladies 2009 County Junior champions takes place in River Island on Saturday 6th March. Tickets are €30 each and can be purchased from Barry O’Regan, Dermot Lyons, Jason O’Reilly, Evelyn Flynn or Sharon Ryan. Special guest on the night is Kerry great Dara O’Se and The Tree Tops will supply music. 


The Clann na nGael Social will take place in the Athlone Springs on Friday night. 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. That’s not all, 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 O’Neill ASAP.

Members are reminded that membership is now due for the coming year. Players are reminded that if you don’t pay you can’t play. It is important to be a member. Contact Dermot Kelly for details.

Our U-14s commence training on Monday night next at 7 pm in Johnstown. For details contact Joe Fallon 0868443408. New players welcome. 


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: John Nolan and Loughglynn: Declan and Dónal Woods. Our club extends sincere sympathy to the Mangan family on the death of Mrs Ellie Mangan, Erritt.


Club membership is now due. Contact Padraic Cuddy or any club member.

The first round of the Tansey Cup is a local derby game away to Creggs on Sunday at 2.30. Please support. Training continues for players on Friday. As the leagues are almost upon us, all players are asked to attend.


The new football season starts next Sunday when Kilbride play Castlerea in the first round of the Tansey Cup at 2.30 in Kilbride. All players to be in the dressing room at 1.45. 

Club membership is due for the 2010 season. All players must be club members to ensure that they are insured should they suffer an injury during the year. Membership can be paid to Colm Tully (086-8512834) or Johnnie Farrell (086-8258887). 


Kilmore GAA are holding an American tea party in the Silver Eel on Saturday night the 20th of February 2010. Tickets cost only €10 for what should be a great night. Everyone welcome. Keep-fit classes continue at the pitch on Monday nights at 8.45 pm. All are welcome. 


The minor girls play Kilbride in the Division 2 (2009) semi-final this weekend, either on Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th of February. Time and venue to be arranged. Please support the team and check with management for details of game.

Registration nights have been organised on the following dates – Ballinlough Community Centre – Friday 12th February from 7.30 pm until 8.30 pm. Cloonfad Community Centre – Friday 12th February – from 8 pm until 9 pm.  Granlahan Community Centre – Sunday 14th February – from 6 pm until 7 pm. It is most important that all players, coaches and mentors from underage to adult become members. Membership rates are as follows: €30 for underage players and students, €60 for adult players, €30 for non-players and €100 for a family (which includes children up to 18 years of age).


There will be a Youth Disco in the Hyde Centre this Friday 12th February from 9.45 pm to 12.30 am. Admission €8. DJ Conor. Strictly no alcohol.

Congratulations to Aisling Finneran, Ballymurray who was the winner of the half-time draw at the Roscommon v Cavan match last Sunday. We thank all who supported the draw and thanks also to all ticket and programme sellers. 

Our Annual Social will be held in The Hyde Centre on Saturday 13th March, commencing at 9.30 pm. Admission is €25 with €20 for minors. Music will be provided by the new Tree Tops. Presentations will be made on the night to our minor football team who won the County Minor Championship and to our senior footballers who won the O’Gara Cup. Our annual club awards will also be presented. A good night is assured and we urge all supporters to attend the function. Membership rates for this year are as follows – Family: €80;   Single Adult: €60; Student: €50 and Juvenile: €40. It is vital that all players have their membership paid before they commence playing games. 

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

Sympathy is extended to the Mangan family, Celtic Ave. on the death of John’s mother.


Upcoming events: The club will be hosting its social on Friday 12th March in the Hook & Tackle, Ballyforan also our Club Development Draw has been re scheduled for this night also. Please support.

Bingo every Saturday night in the Hook & Tackle, Ballyforan at 8.30 pm. Please support.

Club membership: Senior €100, Students €40, Minor €20, Club members €20, Gym membership €160. Please contact club registrars Martin on 0879836508 or James on 0863732918 to renew membership. 


A very important club meeting will be held this Friday 12th February in the clubhouse. All club members are requested to attend. Items on the agenda include; Dinner Dance 2010, Registration of players & members, Junior B team 2010 amoung other items.

The inaugural St Barrys Rose competition was held on Saturday night last in Keenan’s. Michelle Ball representing Keenan’s Bar & Restaurant was the eventual winner. She will now represent St Barrys in the Roscommon Ladies GAA Rose Competition. 

Intermediate training is up and running again on Friday nights. First league game is 28th February.

Membership is now due. Please attend club meeting with membership.

Sympathy is extended to the Murphy family, Scramogue on the death of the late Josie Murphy. RIP.

Anyone wishing to sponsor any of the teams from underage to the intermediate or wishing to fundraise please contact the finance commitee or the club secretary. 


Reminder to any club members/players who have not yet registered for 2010 that you must have registered online before commencement of league matches or at the latest by March 2010 to be eligible for selection by the club or covered by insurance scheme. Contact PJ Martin for registration forms.

Foundation level Coaching course in clubhouse next Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February – anyone interested contact Kieran on 087 9093149.

Anyone with First Aid/Medical experience willing to help out at club matches, or if you would like to be trained in First Aid contact Michael on 086 2483362. 


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. All players and club members must be paid up and registered on the Croke Park data base. If a player is not on this data base he/she is not insured to play for the club and their name may not be submitted as part of a Croans team sheet. Collection of registration continues at club training next weekend.

Some club merchandise is still available for purchase. Please contact Kathrina Grogan for details (0860708011). 


Important meeting of the Camogie Club on Monday 15th February at 8.30 pm in the Meeting Room. All players and parents are asked to attend.

Following another very successful year for St Dominic’s in the Scor Na nOg competitions, we now look to our over 17’s to take part in Scór Sinsear!  Anyone wishing to represent the club in figure dancing, solo singing, recitation/story telling, instrumental music, ballad group, question time, novelty act and set dancing please contact any member of the Scor committee or Sylvia on 086 770 2068. The Scor Sinsear county semi-finals take place on Friday, 26th February, and Sunday, 28th February. Successful competitors from the semi-finals will go on to contest the Scór Sinsear county final on Saturday, 6th March.

St Dominics have appointed a new senior football manager for the coming year. He is Darren Owens who is currently manager of the Garda Sigerson Cup team. He takes up the position this Friday 12th February. His selectors are expected to be announced on Friday night. 

Training for all our Senior and Junior players will commence this Friday night at 8.30 pm. Training for all senior and junior players will commence this Thursday night from 8-9 pm. Provisional ‘Winter’ rota for the training pitch is available on – this will be finalised during the week and distributed to every club. The ‘summer rota’ will also be decided upon. Time & day for this meeting TBC. All delegates will be contacted.


Membership now due for this year. Minor Club Registration Night – Friday 19th February in the Clubhouse from 7-9 pm. All Minor Players for the coming year must attend for registration.

St. Faithleachs GAA Club Senior Presentation Night & Buffet: 3-course Buffet Meal, Music by ‘Half Cut’. Admission €15. Presentations on the night to Player of the Year & Club Person of the Year. 

St. Faithleachs GAA Club Minor Club Presentation Night – will now take place on Sunday, 28th February in the Clubhouse from 7-9 pm. Presentation of County Championship Medals to our following teams – Minor Ladies, U14 Girls, U14 Boys & U12 Boys.

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.

U14: Training for our U14 Boys will commence on Sunday 21st February, 6 pm sharp.

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

Get well wishes to our chairman, Frank Curley who is in hospital at present. We wish Frank a speedy recovery.

Cloontuskert NS, Valentine’s Disco in the clubhouse, Friday 12th February.


Henry Brennan Memorial Touranment: The club had a very enjoyable tournament game on Saturday evening last. The tournament was in memory of the late Henry Brennan, a founder member of the club. Teams were captained by David Gibbons and David Hughes. Padraig Brennan on behalf of the Brennan family presented the Henry Brennan Memorial Cup to the winning captain David Gibbons and Larry Brennan presented vouchers sponsored by ‘Down the Hatch’ to the winning team. Refreshments were provided by Paddy Finn’s pub, Kilteevan. Our thanks to Jimmy Reilly for refereeing the game. The club wish to thank John Gilleran of Gilleran Plumbing and Heating for the repairs carried out to the dressing rooms. Thanks to Peter Gilleran for electrical work carried out on the same premises. 

Our first game in the Tansey Cup is a home game v Strokestown on Sunday next 14th February at 2.30 pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 2 pm sharp. Please lend your support to the team.

Congratulations to Ronan Beirne on being selected as Captain for the coming year. Congratulations to Peter Gillooly on his selection as Vice-Captain for 2010. New players are always welcome to join St. Joseph’s. 


Membership fees are now due. Membership rates are Juvenile: €10, Adult: €25 and Family: €30. A special rate of €70 for adult or family membership plus annual lotto subscription is available for a limited period. Anyone who wishes to renew their membership for 2010 should contact Club Treasurer Padraig Hunt 086 6025566.The next Table Quiz in the series takes place on Friday next 12 February in Regan’s Bogside Inn. Get your team together or come along and join a team for a very enjoyable night. The next Lotto draw for a jackpot of €8,700 will be held in Henry’s, Cootehall on 10 February. 


All tickets for the dinner dance have been sold out. The meal will commence at 8.30 pm on Friday night at Kilronan Castle. A good night is anticipated. The underage development panel will continue as usual next Saturday from 10.30 am to 12 noon for those in the 16-21 age category. Please inform any players about this training session. Please note that the club has set up a new Facebook page on the internet at St Ronans GAA. The page will be used to promote the club’s profile inside and outside the parish. Information including match reports will be available once the league begins. Contributions from the public are welcome. Training continues for the intermediates on Tuesday night at 8 pm. Training on Friday night has been brought forward to Thursday night this week due to the upcoming dinner dance.


Membership for the senior club should be paid to Matt O’Connell or Kieron Flanagan. Membership must be paid by all players. 



The Club Presentation to all underage teams from Under 12 to Minor level will take on this Friday night at 7 pm sharp in the Angling Centre, Athleague. There will also be registration on the night so all parents of the underage players are requested to come along to sign the registration forms. The early start is due to presentations later in the evening for club members who are also members of the county’s Ladies football panels in Roscommon. All members and their parents are requested to come along. Presentations will also be made on the night to the Club Player of the Year for all age levels.    

Club AGM is on this Saturday night, 13th February, 2010 at 9 pm in Fuerty Hall. All members, especially senior members, are requested to attend.   


Players and parents are invited to our presentation night on Tuesday 16/02/2010 at 7 pm in Four Roads Community Centre. Presentation of county championship medals are being made on the night to the following teams; Minor - 2008, U16 - 2008 & 2009, U14 2009. The U12 & U10 2009 panels will receive certification and awards. Under 16 and under 14 players of the year will also be announced. Registration and Insurance for the coming year (€20) can be paid on the night. Under 14 training will commence shortly as the first round of the championship is during the first week of March.

The camogie club AGM was postponed until Saturday 20th February as a mark of respect to the late Niall Coyle. The club offers its deepest sympathies to the Coyle family on their sad loss.


Training for all Junior and Senior Camogie players takes place in Rockfield on Tuesdays at 8.30 pm and Saturdays at 7.15 pm. Lotto ticket sellers for this week are Teresa Rowe and Maeve Healy.



First Early Bird draw for new Pitch Development takes place on Saturday night 13/02/2010 in Fallon’s, Ballygar. All persons who purchase tickets prior to this are entered into this draw. Tickets available from all club members. A good night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Your support is greatly appreciated. 


Our senior and junior hurlers start training on Thursday night at 8 pm sharp. All players are asked to attend. 



Coaching Course: A Fundamental Coaching Couse will take place on the 6th of March. Anyone interested please contact 087-2395172.