Saturday, 7 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – your club this weekend



The U16s will play Strokestown in the Division 1 Championship Final on Sunday next. See fixtures for venue and time. This fine team merits the full support of the club and all supporters on this important occasion. The minors will commence their Division 1 Championship campaign with a home fixture against Clan na nGael on Tuesday, 31st August. The Feelystone junior team had a good win over St Michaels in the North B Junior Championship on Sunday last in the Abbey Park. They have now qualified for the semi-final in which they will meet Kilglass. The McGovern Directional Drilling team will play the quarter-final of the George Bannon Sport Intermediate Championship against St Dominics on Saturday next in Tulsk at 6 pm. Again, all supporters are urged to attend. The club will host the Garda Cup Final in the Abbey Park on Thursday at 6.30 pm between Western Gaels and the winners of Elphin or Strokestown. Club members who are interested in purchasing two tickets each for the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals are asked to inform Club Secretary, Kathleen Hanmore in writing not later than 7 pm on Friday evening next. The draw will be held later that evening. Sympathy is extended to the extended Hayden family on the passing of Mrs Winifred Hayden, Deerpark.

Ladies Club: The U14s had a good win over Roscommon Gaels in the first round of the championship in the Abbey Park on Sunday evening. They await details of their next fixture. The ladies lost to Western Gaels in the Junior A Championship in Frenchpark on Tuesday week last. They had already qualified for the semi-final in which they will meet Strokestown on Sunday next. See fixtures for details of venue and time. 


Castlerea St Kevins are holding a Golf Classic in Castlerea golf club on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th. Teams of four players €120, time sheets available from 086-3644149. There are numerous prizes available, including green fees to the top golf clubs in Ireland. There is also a draw for two All-Ireland football tickets. Tickets are available from any club official. The senior team drew with Kilmore in the County quarter-final on Saturday last. The replay is in Elphin on Sunday next at 6 pm. This means the junior quarter-final versus Clan na nGael is put back one week to w/e 4/5th September. The ladies intermediate team had a good win over Michael Glaveys in Castlerea on Friday evening last. They have now qualified for the county semi-final. Coaching for boys and girls – age 6 to 12 years – continues each Monday evening at 6.30 pm in O’Rourke Park, also Camogie coaching for girls takes place in O’Rourke Park on Thursday evening at 6 pm.


The next club meeting will be held on Wednesday, 1st September in the clubhouse. The club lotto rota for this week reads as follows – Gorthaganny: Martin Walshe and Loughglynn: Declan Woods and Dónal Woods.

Our club extends sympathy to the Costello family on the death of Mrs Nora Costello, Ballyglass West. Best of luck to the intermediate panel in their relegation play-off against St Barrys next weekend.

A reminder for the management of all teams in the club that any notes they wish to have included in the weekly club notes must be sent directly to the PRO as was agreed at last year’s AGM.


Kilbride went down to St Aidans on Saturday last in a relegation play-off match. The final scoreline was Kilbride 0-8 St Aidans 1-13. Kilbride now play the losers of Padraig Pearses/Western Gaels to decide who will be playing intermediate football next year. 

Kilbride GAA Club wants to wish Johnnie Farrell and Caitriona Murray all the best on their forthcoming wedding day. Johnnie is currently Club Secretary,  Junior A team manager and a tidy Junior B team corner-back whilst Caitriona and all the Murray family are heavily involved in the club. 


Another important week on the playing fields with two teams qualifying for county semi-finals. The U-16 boys now play Ballinameen in the semi-final. Check fixtures or with management for time and dates. The senior ladies also secured a semi-final spot in the championship when they beat Oran. The semi-final is fixed for weekend of the 4th/5th of September. The intermediate team take on Shannon Gaels this Sunday in the relegation play-off game. The minor boys begin their championship on 7th of September against St Barrys in Tarmonbarry. Anyone who still has bags of clothes to hand in for the ‘cash for clobber ‘can you please contact Noreen Corcoran or Martina McHugh or Martina Tully. Bingo continues this and every Saturday night, as does the lotto. Draw for this Saturday night is in The Weir Lodge.


Our Kalzen sponsored senior team put up a great battling display to draw with Castlerea in the county quarter-final on Saturday evening last in Elphin. The replay will take place on this Sunday in Elphin at 6 pm. The club would again urge everyone to come out and support the team on Sunday evening. Our junior team’s game did not go ahead against Tulsk so we have now qualified for the northern semi-final. The club will be selling €5 tickets (or 3 for €10) with a chance to win All-Ireland tickets over the next few weeks. 


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. Roscommon Gaels have now purchased two defibrillators. One will be placed at the Hyde Centre and the other at our pitch in Lisnamult. Two training courses have been completed and further courses will take place in the near future. Any club member who would like to take part in a defibrillator course should contact 087-9053752. We offer sincere sympathy to the Grehan family, Hyde Court on the death of Laura’s father.


The senior footballers are to play Western Gaels in the relegation play-off on Sunday next in Hyde Park at 1.30 pm. In this very tricky fixture the best of support will be greatly appreciated. 


A massive weekend for the intermediate side when they take on Fuerty in the quarter-final of the Championship in Ballyforan next Sunday evening at 6 pm.  Please come along and support the lads


If any parents wish to get a copy of pictures taken at the U-8 and U-10 coaching morning, they can text their email address to Kathrina Grogan at 086-0708011. 


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. Don’t say you haven’t been asked! Act now. Contact: Donald Feeley, Eileen Fallon, Tommy Fallon, JJ Weir, John Murray, Edward John Beattie, Anne Connaughton or Liam Byrne. Dominics will now play Boyle in the Intermediate Football quarter-final. That match will be played on this Saturday, 28th of August in Tulsk at 6 pm. Training as usual on Wednesday and Friday evening this week.

Camogie: Training continues for Under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s each Monday evening at 6.30 pm. Training for U. 12’s on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. Training for Under 16’s and Junior teams continues at 11 am sharp each Saturday morning. MFC: Dominics face Tulsk in the Championship on Tuesday, 31st August. There will be a challenge game at the weekend. The club offers its sympathy to the Weir family, Galey on the death in England of Monica`s brother. 


Handbags, Gladrags & You: Ladies Fun Night held in St. Faithleachs Clubhouse on Saturday last was a huge success. Thanks & well done to everyone who helped make it such a success. 

Back-to-School Disco: Cloontuskert NS are holding a Disco on Friday 27th August in the Clubhouse from 7-9 pm.


Congratulations to the intermediate panel who beat St Michaels in the George Bannon Intermediate Championship quarter-final in Boyle on Saturday evening. The final scoreline was 1-8 to 0-1. The team must now prepare for a county semi-final against either St Brigids or Fuerty in three weeks’ time. The junior match fixed for Sunday morning was postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Under 21 training continues on Saturday mornings at 11. All under 21’s not training with the senior panel will be expected to attend.



The U12 team are through to the County semi-final on Saturday next when they take on Four Roads. The senior team had their first game in this year’s Senior Championship on Sunday evening in Rockfield against Oran and emerged victorious by 4-5 to 2-8. The team’s next outing is at home to Four Roads on the weekend of 3/4th September. The U16 team travel to Knockcroghery during the week to take on St. Dominic’s in the 2nd round of the U16 championship. 


Oran lost to Athleague in the first round of the senior championship. We play Four Roads in the second round on Sunday evening next. Lotto ticket-sellers for next Lotto Draw on Sunday, 29th August are: Edel Kenny, Lisa Fetherstone, Ciara Ryan & Ellen McDermott. 



U.14: The U.14 girls narrowly lost their first championship game against Four Roads on Sunday in Kilbride. Senior Ladies: it was a disappointing weekend for the Senior Ladies on the championship front. Missing a number of players for various reasons the girls faced a very strong Roscommon Gaels side. There is a possibility of two championship games this week – against Padraig Pearses and St. Brigids – but these have yet to be confirmed.


St Marys Junior team defeated St Croans in a most entertaining game. It was played in ideal conditions and fitness won the day. We wish Sheena Rogers a speedy recovery. There are three more games in this competition so training continues and a full turnout is expected.  


Our Junior A ladies team played a challenge game against Senior Longford side Clonguish and emerged victorious after an impressive team performance. We led 1-5 to 0-6 at half-time and the final score was 2-14 to 1-11. We played Shannon Gaels in the Championship on Thursday last and emerged victorious on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-6.