Monday, 30 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your club this weekend


The U16s have two Division 1 Championship games scheduled. They will travel to Strokestown on Friday evening next to take on the home team while they will entertain Castlerea in the Abbey Park on Monday next. Both games are fixed for 7.30 pm. The McGovern Directional Drilling team will begin their Intermediate Championship against Eire Og in the Abbey Park on this Saturday evening at 7 pm. The North Junior B championship game versus St Ronans is on Sunday in Ballyfarnon at 2.30 pm. All team managers, players and officials are asked to ensure that the last person out of the Abbey Park after training sessions or games closes the gate securely. The club extends its thanks to the very many who have supported the County Board Draw. It is hoped that by the time these notes are published some of our purchasers may be a little richer! A well deserved thank you to Fergal and his management and his gallant panel of players who have given us a memorable summer. There is no doubt that the potential is there for ultimate success in the coming years. Thanks to Liam Clifford who erected the club’s ‘good luck to the Rossies’ sign on a bridge on the N4 at Mullingar.


While Roscommon shared the fate of the other three provincial finalists on Sunday, the club would like to congratulate Fergal O’Donnell and his team on their achievements in the 2010 championship and we look forward to even greater success next season. Congratulations to our ladies team on their excellent victory over Clan Na nGael in the intermediate championship on Friday. Our minors turned in a very spirited performance but came out at the losing end against Roscommon Gaels in the special league. Well done to all who took part in the Roscommon GAA VHI Cúl Camp which was held in the O’Rourke Park from 26th to 30th July. Coaching for boys and girls – age 6 to 12 years – continues each Monday evening at 6.30 pm in O’Rourke Park. 

St Kevins GAA Club Castlerea are inviting all 7-12 year old girls to join the new camogie club. Parents are requested to register their daughters at a meeting at the GAA club while training takes place this Thursday (5th) at 6 pm. Registration is €30. Regional Development Officer, Jennifer Steede, and members of the County Board will be in attendance to help support the new club and to answer any queries. This is an exciting new development for Castlerea and we hope to have a large turn-out. Castlerea abú!


The senior are progressing nicely in the O’Rourke Cup and last Friday’s 4-point win over Western Gaels puts us in line to get the remaining play-off position. After the championship win over Aidan’s last month Clann now play Kilmore this weekend in Kilmore. It is sure to be a tough encounter so a large crowd is expected to shout the lads on. Check local papers for fixture.

After securing their Tansey Cup future the juniors have settled into the championship with victories over St Josephs and St Aidans. These victories have guaranteed a play-off spot and if they overcome Creggs in their game they will top the group. 


The ladies club would like to thank all those who supported their recent ‘Cash for Clobber’ campaign. Get well wishes are sent to Kylie Roddy who picked up an injury recently – we wish her a speedy recovery. Also well done to Emma Hannon, Kylie Roddy and Niamh Flanagan who represented their club at county level recently. Lotto rota – Gorthaganny: John Nolan and Loughglynn: Pat Doorey and Séamus Regan. Bord na nÓg are selling casual tops for €20 after training on Monday nights. Well done to Roscommon management and panel in Croke Park last weekend.


The intermediate team are due to play Strokestown this weekend. Check fixtures for details. The club would like to wish Jackie Cox a safe and speedy recovery. We hope to see Jackie out and about the at clubrooms and pitch in flying fashion again soon. Bingo continues this and every Saturday in the clubrooms. Jackpot of €1,700 on 43 calls or less. The lotto continues this Saturday night draw in Reynolds.


Padraig Pearses Golf Society Captain’s Prize (Pat Greene) will be held in Ballinasloe Golf Club on Saturday 7th August. Tee times from 3.30 to 5 pm. For timesheet contact Helen on 087-9950372. All very welcome. Presentation of prizes will take place afterwards in Pearses Clubhouse at 10 pm.

Our Junior A footballers drew with Oran in the Junior A Championship on Friday night in Woodmount. We have one game left and that is against Castlerea. Our Junior B footballers were beaten by St Faithleachs in in the South semi-final last Saturday. Our Paul Flynn senior footballers are playing St Brigids in the Championship. The game is to be played in Kiltoom next Saturday at 7 pm. Please support. On Wednesday 11th of August the senior team are playing in a vital league game. Hard luck to Fergal O’Donnell and all the Roscommon team.

Lotto: The jackpot now goes up €400 to €13,000. 

A regular club meeting is planned for Friday evening next a 9.30 pm.


Our senior footballers play their second group game, v Western Gaels, this Saturday at 7 pm in Frenchpark. Please come and support our team. Hard luck to the Roscommon players and management who were defeated by Cork last weekend. Roscommon played with great determination and courage before being eventually overcome by the greater strength in depth of Cork. 

U-14 ladies football: There will be training in The Hyde at 5 pm every Wednesday. New players welcome. Enquiries to Nastasha at 086-0645241.

We offer sincere sympathy to the Regan family on the death of Gerry Regan, The Square and to the Glynn family, Racecourse Road on the death of Patrick Glynn.


The minor team defeated Shannon Gaels in the summer league. Despite a sluggish start, Croans performed well, especially in the second half and were convincing winners. The senior team are due to play St. Faithleachs in the senior championship on Sunday next in Ballyleague. Check fixtures. 


Well done to our club representatives, Steven Ormsby, Martin Reynolds & Darragh Hussey with the Roscommon county team who played Cork in Croke Park on Sunday last. 

Cards every Tuesday in the Clubhouse, 9 pm. 

Cash for Clobber: Many thanks to all who supported out ‘Cash for Clobber’ Collection.  

Upcoming events: Ladies Night will be held in the Clubhouse on 21st August. 


Well done to Connacht champions Roscommon on a brave display in the All-Ireland Football quarter-final against Cork on Sunday last. We look forward to the future with great hope for this promising team. Club support for the county team included almost 200 supporters who bought tickets through the club and a coach-load of supporters who travelled. Well done to the intermediate side which defeated Shannon Gaels in the George Bannon Intermediate football championship game on Saturday last.

The next Lotto draw is for a jackpot of €10,000 and the jackpot will remain fixed at this amount until won. Weekly lotto tickets remain on sale at €2 each but to mark the €10,000 landmark lotto entries may be purchased at €5 for three tickets.



The Under 18 team were defeated in the Co. Final on Friday by Na Brideoga from Mayo, 1-4 to 0-4. The majority of the panel are still Under 16 and will be taking part in the Under 16 championship which commences on 17th August. Training for the Under 16 team will commence on 9th August, 2010. All members of the Under 18 panel who are under 16 are requested to come along on the evening at a time to be arranged. Players will be notified by text.

The Under 12 team defeated Tulsk on Thursday in the 6th round of the under 12 championship. There will be no training for the team this coming week. Training will resume on Tuesday, 9th August, 2010 at 7 pm. in Athleague. The club’s final game in the round-robin section of the competition will be v St. Dominic’s, week ending 17th August. The club would like to congratulate Aoibhe Tiernan, a member of the Under 12 team who will be taking part in a camogie exhibition game in Croke Park on Sunday next at half-time in the Cork/Kilkenny game. Best of luck Aoibhe on this special occasion.



Thanks to all who contributed bags to the Cash For Clobber. It was a great success all over the county and the scheme will be extended out to the end of the August to allow people who missed the deadline last week and people away on holidays to contribute. Empty bags are available in Johnstown and full bags can be returned to the clubhouse.


U.10 training re-commences on Saturday morning at 11.30 am at Tisrara Community Pitch. U.14 training on Thursday evenings at 7 pm at Tisrara Community Pitch.

U.16: The very best of luck to Ciara Nixon with the U.16 team in the All-Ireland Shield semi-final against Waterford which is due to be played on the 7th of August. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Intermediate: Next match is scheduled for Monday evening against Castlerea in the third round. More details next week. Training continues on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm at Tisrara Community Pitch.

Thanks to all generous donations for ‘The Cash For Clobber’ event which was a great success. The County Board are going to have another collection towards the end of August. So if you are thinking of chucking out your summer wear, the club would be more than delighted with any donations towards the end of August!

Hard luck to the Roscommon senior team after their brave performance against Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-final from all at Four Roads Ladies Football Club.