Sunday, 29 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – your club this weekend



The Frank Dwyer Construction sponsored junior team qualified for the quarter-final of the championship on Sunday when they defeated St. Croan’s on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-7. 


The senior team play Kilmore in the championship quarter-final in Elphin on Saturday at 6.45 pm. The junior team defeated Padraig Pearses on Saturday last and have qualified for the county quarter-final.

The senior team defeated St. Aidan’s in Castlerea in the league on Wednesday week last. Their final league game is against Padraig Pearses in Castlerea on w/e 4th September.

Coaching for boys and girls – age 6 to 12 years – continues each Monday evening at 6.30 pm in O’Rourke Park.


The Clann na nGael junior A team took on Creggs in a sweltering Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon last. Clann ran out deserving winners by 0-11 to 0-6. Clann now top the group and go on to the quarter-finals.

Senior Championship: The Clann na nGael senior team take on our near-neighbours St. Brigid’s in Johnstown on Sunday in the quarter-final. 


Junior Championship: Clan na nGael 0-11 Creggs 0-6: Clan na Gael advanced to the quarter-final stages of the Junior Championship with a hundred percent record in the group, following a hard-fought win over Creggs. For Creggs, there is still some hope of qualification but that depends on the outcome of the final group game between Joseph’s and Aidan’s.


Senior Championship: Kilbride bowed out of this year’s senior championship when St. Faithleachs beat St. Croans on Saturday evening by five points. Kilbride are now involved in a relegation play-off match against St. Aidans next Saturday evening at 6 pm in Hyde Park.

O’Gara Cup: Kilbride secured a promotion play-off place with a well-deserved victory over Michael Galveys last Saturday week. The final scoreline was Kilbride 1-18 Michael Glaveys 0-10. Kilbride have one remaining game against St. Barrys before the play-offs.


Last week was a busy week in the pitch in Kilglass with the annual U-10 blitz finally getting started. Kilglass, St. Barry’s, Kilmore, Feenagh, Bornacoola, Annaduff, Shannon Gaels and Tulsk all taking part. 

A great blitz yet again was run off over three days and the club would like to thank everyone who helped to make it a success. The U-16 boys shared the spoils with St Croans on Friday evening last in what was a great competitive match where both teams had chances to win.

The dates for the minor boys championship is the 7th of September against St Barrys with the winners of that game playing again on the 21st. The intermediate team will now play Shannon Gaels in the intermediate relegation play-off.

Anyone still with old clothes or bags of clothes for the collection please hand them in to the clubhouse or Martina McHugh, Martina Tully or Noreen Corcoran.

The draw for the All-Ireland final ticket will take place in the clubrooms this Thursday night at 9.30. The club would like to wish all those receiving leaving cert results the best of luck and hope they get the points that they need to continue their studies. 


This is a big weekend for our club as we play the county senior quarter-final on Saturday evening next at 6.45 pm in Elphin against Castlerea. We would ask everyone to come out and support the team on the day.

The club wishes everyone involved the best of luck. Our U-12 team will play Oran next Monday in Oran at 7 pm in the championship. The club extends their sympathy to the Murray family on the recent death of Jane Murray of Navan Co Meath.

A welcoming party will be held for our new priest in the parish on this Friday night at 9 pm in the Kilmore Inn, Kilmore, everyone is welcome. On behalf of Kilmore GAA we welcome Fr. Thomas Grzegorzewski to the parish. 


The Junior A team had a good win against Roscommon Gaels last Saturday evening and are now through to the quarter-finals of the championship. Final score: Michael Glaveys 2-11 Roscommon Gaels 1-9.

U-16 boys defeated St. Aidan’s. This team have now to depend on other results in order to qualify for the semi-finals.

Sympathy: The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Goulding family, Granlahan on the sudden and untimely death of Patrick, better known to his friends as Paddy. May he rest in peace.


Senior football: Pearses footballers had mixed fortunes last week with the Junior A footballers being beaten by Castlerea in the Junior A Championship on Saturday. On Wednesday week last the seniors had an important win over Roscommon Gaels in the O’Rourke Cup. The relegation play-off with Western Gaels is to be played on the 28th or 29th of August and our final league game against Castlerea is on the following weekend. Training continues this week for all players and U21s.

U-12 Hurling: The U-12 hurlers had a good start back after the mid-summer lay-up with good wins over Four Roads and Athleague midweek and were due to play Oran as we went to press on Wednesday night in Woodmount.

Under 12 Football: The U-12 football A championship will get underway for Pearses next weekend with the boys due to play Roscommon Gaels on Sunday in Pairc an Phiarsaigh. The U-12 B team is due to play St Aidens B the day after also at home.


Our junior footballers exited this year’s championship following their 2-11 to 1-9 defeat to Michael Glaveys in their final group game played at Ballintubber last Saturday evening.

Thanks to all the players and our management of Ross Oates and Gary Stephens for their effort during the year.

Youth Disco: There will be a youth disco in the Hyde Centre on Friday 20th August from 9.45 pm until 12.30 am. Admission is €8. Strictly no alcohol.

Our annual draw for All-Ireland Final tickets (2 x football and 2 x hurling) will take place on Wednesday, 1st September in the Hyde at 9 pm. This draw is confined to club members and tickets cost €5. Contact Tom Fitzmaurice, Harry Hoare, Paul Hoare, Jimmy Menton or any club officer.


Training for U-8’s & U-10’s will take place Friday evening at 6 pm. All players are requested to attend as the team prepare for the first round of the Championship which will be played on Monday 23rd August in Tarmonbarry at 7 pm. 

We play our neighbours Kilglass Gaels. Our U-16 team play Shannon Gaels this Sunday 15th at 6 pm in Kilglass Gaels. The winners of this game will go on to play Ballinameen on Thursday 18th to determine who is second in Group B of Division 3.


Intermediate Championship: St Brigids 1-11 Boyle 0-11. The Intermediate team gave a fantastic performance when beating a fancied Boyle team in Kiltoom on Saturday evening. 

This was a great team performance with James Martin, Eoin Mannion, Darragh Sheehy, Robbie Gilligan, Gerry Dunning, Richie Blaine and Dixie O’Brien excellent for the winners.

U-14 Boys League Final: St. Brigid’s 3-9 Padraig Pearses 1-11. The U-14 boys rounded off a brilliant year by adding the Div 1 league title to the Feile crown won at the start of the year. 

Senior Championship: All roads lead to Johnstown next Sunday evening, 22nd August at 6 pm when fierce rivals Brigids and Clann clash in the quarter-final. Please come and support the team.

Cash for Clobber: Final collection date of September 13th. Any donations will help support St. Brigid’s fund raising, all types of clothing, including belts, towels, curtains, bed linen and ‘Utd.’ jerseys. Items to be placed in bags and dropped at club house any weekday evenings from 7 pm to 9.30 pm.

U-10 Boys: Our U-10 boys defeated Caltra in the Tormey Solicitors league on Sunday morning in Castleblakeney. 

U-8 Boys: The U-8 boys played very well in a Blitz held in Kiltoom on Saturday morning involving a total of six teams. 


The senior team travelled to Ballyleague on Saturday evening last to play St. Faithleach’s in the re-fixed Senior Championship Group B game. The final score was St. Croan’s 0-8 St. Faithleach’s 2-7. 

We now play Elphin on Sunday next in O’Rourke Park, Castlerea at 6 pm. Please support. 

The junior team were also in action in the championship on Sunday in Ballinameen. Final score: Ballinameen 1-14 St. Croan’s 1-7. 

The U-16 team travelled to Kilglass on Friday evening to play the home side in the Division 3 Championship. It finished level with the sides sharing the spoils. 

The U-8s and U-10s participated in a Blitz with Ballinameen and Western Gaels in Ballinameen on Saturday morning. All involved performed well and enjoyed meeting Cathal Cregg with the Nestor Cup after the games. 


St. Dominic’s GAA Club history will be launched in October. People wishing to support the project by patronage and who wish to have their names included in the book, must have their names and donations with the publishing committee before the 12th September, 2010 at the latest. Contact: Donald Feeley, Eileen Fallon, Tommy Fallon, JJ Weir, John Murray, Edward John Beattie, Anne Connaughton or Liam Byrne. 

Intermediate Football Championship: Following last week’s group results Dominics will now play Boyle in the Intermediate Football quarter-final. That match will most likely be played on Saturday, 28th August. Training as usual on Friday this week.

U-12: Our U-12s lost out to a very good footballing Strokestown side in the first round of the Championship on Sunday last in Knockcroghery. This is a good St. Dominic’s side and will improve as the championship progresses. Training this Thursday evening from 7-8 pm. We play Boyle in the championship on next Sunday, 22nd August in Boyle at 12 noon.


Shannonside FM Senior Championship: We had a five-point win over St. Croans on Saturday evening last. St. Faithleach’s 2-7 St. Croan’s 0-8. A minute’s silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Johnny Kenny, Newtowncashel, father of Henry Kenny Snr & grandfather of Enda & Henry Kenny.

Next Sunday we play Roscommon Gaels in Tarmonbarry. See fixtures for details.

Junior B South Championship Final: Congratulations to our Junior team & manager and mentors who won the Junior B Mid-South Junior Championship title on Sunday last where they defeated Fuerty in Knockcroghery: St. Faithleachs 1-13 Fuerty 0-8. 

U-16 Boys: Well done to our U-16 boys who are through to the semi-final of Division 3 Championship. They defeated St. Barry’s by five points recently. 

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

Get well wishes: We send get well wishes to Gerry Donlon who is in hospital at present. 

Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to Henry & Mary Kenny & family on the death of Henry’s father, Johnny Kenny, Newtowncashel. To Mrs. Best, Cloontuskert, on the death of her sister Maureen McCormack, Tipperary. To Michael Finnan on the death of his sister Bridie, England.


Best of luck to our Intermediate side who play St. Barry’s in the first game in the knockout stage of the George Bannon Intermediate football championship in Boyle on Saturday evening. 

U-12 training recommences on Friday next from 7 pm to 8 pm. All new players are invited to come along.


The 747 sponsored Intermediate team enjoyed a six-point win over neighbours Tulsk in the quarter-finals of the championship in Elphin last Sunday evening. 

The team now face the winners of the Boyle/St Dominics game in the semi-final. 

The junior team are due to play Kilbride in the final group game of the championship this coming weekend. A win will see the team qualify for the quarter-finals so please come out and support the lads. Please check fixtures for details of venue and throw-in time.


The Tulsk Inn and Tulsk Fuels sponsored Intermediate team played Strokestown in the quarter-final of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday last in Elphin. 

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts we lost by six points. Thanks also go to our main club sponsors, Barry Miley, Tulsk Fuels and Sean and Rita Moylan, Tulsk Inn, for all their support. 

The club wish to thank Ursula Moylan, Rita Quinn and Cathrina Fahey for preparing the food for the team after the match. Thanks also go to Sean and Rita Moylan, Tulsk Inn, for providing the venue and refreshments. Tulsk GAA wish to extend their sympathy to the Murray family on the recent loss of Phos Murray who died during the week. May they both rest in peace



Senior Championship: The senior team have their first game in this year’s championship on Sunday evening next when they travel to Rockfield to take on Oran. The game is scheduled for 7 pm in Rockfield.



Senior Ladies: The Senior Ladies championship campaign continues this weekend with two matches scheduled.  They face Padraig Pearses on Thursday evening in Kilbride, and on Sunday they will play Roscommon Gaels in their fourth game of the championship. We wish the girls good luck in the busy weekend of games ahead of them!

The U-i4 championship also takes place this weekend with Kilbride U-14 girls facing Four Roads in their first game. 


The Sean Daly Memorial Perpetual Cup blitz was help in the Abbey Park on Saturday last. U-14 girls from Boyle, Kilmore, Western Gaels, St Ronans and Eire Og participated.

Western Gaels narrowly defeated Boyle in the final in what was a great display of football, to bring the cup back to Frenchpark/Ballinagare for a second year.

Thanks is extended to all clubs, the referees and officials and the Daly family and all the U-14 girls who participated and who made the day such a success.

The new clubhouse proved to be an excellent facility, with culinary delights prepared and served by parents of the Boyle U14 girls, whose help is greatly appreciated.

The U-14 Championship Division 1 will commence for the Boyle girls on Sunday next when they will host Roscommon Gaels in the Abbey Park at 7 pm. Full support will be appreciated. 

The rota for ticket sellers for the next lotto which will be held on 29th August will be: Edel Kenny, Lisa Fetherstone, Ciara Ryan & Ellen McDermott.


A limited number of St Marys tracksuits are available to purchase from the Chairman, Alan Burns. The Junior League Final will take place shortly so all players please attend training as organised.