Saturday, 28 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your club this weekend



Pride of place this week goes to our U16 footballers who won the County Division 1 League with an impressive win over a gallant Strokestown team in Elphin on Saturday. Well done to the panel and the management team of Jonathan Conroy, Garreth Doyle and Gary Goldrick for their hard work and commitment throughout the season. Thanks also to Aidan and Aaron for their help in the final. Elphin was also the venue for the Feelystone team’s comprehensive victory over Kilmore in the North West Junior B Final replay on Saturday. Record books are being checked to see if the club ever before won two trophies on the same day! They now look forward to a county final date with St Faithleach’s in a few weeks’ time. The U21s will commence their Division 1 championship on Saturday next when they take on Padraig Pearse’s in Pairc an Piarsaigh at 5 pm. The minors are also in preparation for their upcoming league semi final. Congratulations are extended to Donal and Aideen Kelly on the birth of a baby son and to Stephen and Veronica Tonra on the birth if a baby daughter, future Boyle footballers! Well done to our neighbours Ballinameen on winning the county junior title on Sunday. Boyle Club is delighted to welcome home former Ballinameen footballer Kevin McGarry who has returned from New Zealand following his unfortunate accident.

Castlerea St Kevin’s

The intermediate ladies team play Letterfrack of Galway in the Connacht intermediate semi-final in Hyde Park on Sunday next at 1 pm. Please come out and support this wonderful team. The U21 team play their first championship game in O’Rourke park against Elphin on Saturday next at 5 pm. Camógie coaching for girls takes place in O’Rourke park on Thursday evenings at 6 pm. Thanks to all who helped at the minor division two championship final Saturday last in O’Rourke park, congratulations to St Croan’s on their win. All at the club extend sympathy to the McGarry family on the death of Tina’s mother Kathleen Colleran Addrigole, may she rest in peace.

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The Club Lotto rota for this week reads as follows: Gorthaganny James Nolan and Loughglynn Padraig Costello. Our club extends sympathy to the Lyons family on the death of Bill Lyons, USA and formerly of Clooncan. Congratulations to Claire Carty, Lisacul and Scott Barrow, Carrick-on-Shannon, who were married recently. Congratulations to Ballinameen who were crowned county Junior Champions on Sunday last and Strokestown who captured the Intermediate Championship. Well done to all concerned.


Kilbride secured senior championship status for 2011 with a deserved victory over Padraig Pearse’s in Knockcroghery on Sunday week last. The final scoreline was Kilbride 0-8 to 0-6 for Padraig Pearse’s. Kilbride gained promotion to the O’Rourke cup for 2011 with victory over St. Michael’s in Orchard Park, Elphin last Sunday morning. Despite being a point down at half time, Kilbride upped their performance in the second half to win by six points on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-5. Well done to the players and management for turning their season around in the last few weeks and ensuring Kilbride are a fully senior outfit for 2011.

Kilglass Gaels

The Kilglass Gaels minor team set out on a quest to bring the Brian King Cup back to Kilglass this year and on Saturday evening the did just that. St Ronan’s was the opposition in the final. Final score Kilglass 5-14 St Ronan’s 2-06. Katie and Ellie Ann King presented the cup to a joyful Leo Cox who thanked all involved. An array of bonfires and celebrations welcomed the minor team back to the parish with the cup. The management and team would like to thank main sponsors Ballyfeeney Rock. Get eating and start sending in your tokens and be in with the chance of winning a holiday worth €5,000 from all promotional Kellogg’s Field of Dreams boxes. You can vote three times a day now by texting Kellogg’s Connacht to 53799. When you get your reply please forward your pin to any club official. You can vote online by entering your email address on the Kelloggs Field of Dreams website and also one more vote by entering in your pin. Time is ticking so get texting. Help is needed at the pitch every evening to go house to house selling cornflakes contact any club official if you can help out.


The junior team suffered a heavy defeat to a strong Boyle team on Saturday evening last in Elphin in the replay of the northern final. Thanks to the team and management for their commitment during the year. Also thanks to Cathal Murray in An Bóthar Rua in Elphin who sponsored the refreshments after the game. The U21 team begin their championship campaign this Saturday at 5 pm against Éire Óg in Kilmore, please come out and support the team. 

Michael Glavey’s

The Junior team was defeated by Ballinameen in the Championship final on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-9 (see match report). This is a very young team and should be proud of their achievement in reaching the Final. The U-21 Championship begins this weekend, the team play St Ronan’s in Ballyfarnon on Saturday at 5 pm. Congraulations to the U12 boys on reaching the Div 2 County Final. The Minor Girls have training this weekend (check with management for details). A special Mass will take place in Ballinlough Community Centre on Sunday October 10th at 3 pm for the late Dermot Earley R.I.P. All are welcome to attend.

Padraig Pearse’s

All roads for Pearse’s supporters lead to Athleague next weekend, where teams are involved in two hurling finals, with the Under 16s first out of the blocks at 1.45 p.m. against Four Roads, while the Seniors hurlers commence their duel with Four Roads at 3.30 pm. As much support as possible is needed for these games in the County Championship, the very best of luck to them all. The Under 12 football County Final is to take place on Saturday next (Time and Fixture TBC) against Strokestown. Good luck to the team and mentors. The rirst round of the Under 21 Football championship will kick off in Pairc an Phiarsaigh on Saturday evening next at 5 pm against Boyle.

Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon Gaels is holding its annual development draw on Sunday 12th December. All money raised will go towards helping with repayments on the Lisnamult pitch development. Tickets priced at €20 will be distributed in the coming days. Club members are asked to help with sale of tickets. Next Saturday 9th October, Roscommon Gaels play Western Gaels in the first round of the County U21 Championship to be played at Lisnamult at 7.30 pm.  All Gaels supporters are asked to come out and encourage our team.   Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr Kevin on the death of his aunt Ita Fallon.

St Aidan’s

The Under 21 team play St Faithleach’s this Sunday. 10th in Ballyleague at 5.15 pm in the first round of Championship. It is hoped everyone can make a big effort to support the lads. Please check fixtures for conformation of details.

Bingo as usual every Saturday night at 8.30 pm in the Hook & Tackle Ballyforan. Please support. The club is registered with Vodafone support your Club. Anybody on the Vodafone network can sign up by selecting St Aidan’s with Vodafone contributing five percent of your monthly bill or call credit bill to the Club. Just go to to register. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

St Barry’s

St Barry’s junior ladies qualified for the county final with a hard fought win of 10 points to 1-1 over St Ciaran’s in the semi final replay. The Final will be against St Mary’s on Saturday next at 5 pm. Please check paper for venue. Calling everyone in the club to come out and support the ladies team in the county final, put out your flags and bunting and cheer the girls on the day. Well done to Strokestown on winning the intermediate final at the weekend. The club wishes to extend its sympathies to the Spollen family Cloonshanagh and the McIntyre and Casserly families Ballytoohey on their recent bereavements.

St Brigid’s

We wish our senior Ladies the best of luck next Sunday when they take on St Nathy’s of Sligo in Hyde Park, Sunday 10th at 2.30 pm in the Connacht championship, please support the girls. Tee shirts, tops, fleeces etc. now available in club shop, contact Kieran on (087) 9093149. Visit the website for all the latest news and photos, including Féile and U8 tournament photos. The Nursery programme has re-started on Saturday mornings at 11 am in the clubhouse for children from four years, all welcome. Don’t forget our Club fundraiser tickets €10 available from all club officers and players please.

St Croan’s

The minor team had a superb win over St. Ciaran’s in the division 2 championship final on Saturday last in O’Rourke Park, Castlerea. They were winners on a score line of 2-8 to 0-10. Well done to the team and the management team of Mike Holland, Paul Kelly and Vinnie Egan. The senior team were less fortunate in their O’Gara cup semi final v St. Dominic’s in Oran on Sunday morning. Following a scrappy, dogged game, a three point loss means St. Croan’s will remain in the O’Gara cup for the 2011 league campaign. Best wishes to Alan Hurley who was injured during the game. The U21 team kick off their championship campaign on Saturday next at 5 pm in Enfield with a local derby game against Tulsk. Please support

St Dominic’s

A meeting of the Overall Executive takes place this Thursday night 7th Oct at 9 pm in the meeting room. This is an important meeting and all committees must attend. A meeting regarding the viability of running a Dinner Dance or not takes place this Thursday night 7th Oct at 8.30 pm in the meeting room. Anyone interested please attend. St. Dominic’s play Na Brideoga in the Connacht Semi-Final on Sunday 17th Oct at 1 pm in Knockcroghery. St. Dominic’s play St Barry’s on this Sat in Tarmonbarry at 5 pm. All players to meet at Knockcroghery pitch at 3.15 pm. Last Thursday evening our under 10 team played their final game of the 2010 season in the ‘A’ final of the Tormey’s League tournament against Clan na nGael. After two great games of football Clan na nGael came out on top to claim the Shield. The management team would like to thank all the parents who over the last few  months brought out the lads to training and matches. A special word of thanks to all the lads who put in a great effort this season.

St Faithleach’s

Our U21 Team play against St. Aidan’s at home this Sunday at 5.15 pm. All U21 and Junior Players, please attend training on Friday evening at 7.30 pm. See fixtures for details of upcoming U16 League Final against St. Barrys. We wish Manager Bob McCormack along with all players on the panel the very best of luck in the Final. Please come along and support. Best of Luck to our U12 Boys & their Manager/Mentors who play against Michael Glavey’s in the Championship County Final this Saturday in Hyde Park. See fixtures for details. Please come along and support the lads on the day. Upcoming Events: Saturday 30th October, Halloween with a difference at the Club House, details to follow. Friday 26th November we are bringing a wonderful Dublin Gospel Choir to the parish, details to follow. Congratulations: To Jason & Siobhan Brehon on the birth of their Baby Boy, a brother for Jack & Bobby. Congratulations to Mary Rooney who celebrated her 21st Birthday at the weekend.

St Michael’s

The U21s have their first outing at the weekend. See fixtures for details. U21 training takes place on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. All players are asked to attend. The Club wishes to thank Glen and Diane of Battlebridge Paintball for their generous sponsorship towards the purchase of jackets for U8 and U10 players. The U8s and U10s have finished their training for this year. Many thanks to all who have helped out in any way during the season. Well done to the local girls playing with the Shannon Gael’s U14 side who have reached the Division 2 League Final. Best of luck in the final girls

St Ronan’s

The under 21’s will play against Michael Glavey’s in Ballyfarnon next Saturday evening at 5 pm in the first round of the championship. Support for this game would be appreciated. Training will take place on Tuesday and Friday this week. All players including those involved with our minors will be expected to attend.


The 747-sponsored Intermediate team regained their senior status for 2011 with a hard earned two-point victory over a brave St. Brigid’s team in Hyde Park last Sunday. The club would like to thank the players for their dedication all year and a special thanks to the management team of Coman Shiel and Martin Fallon for their great work. Also a word of thanks to Damian Donlon and Mark Dowd for their help during the year. The club would finally like to thank our supporters for turning out on the day in great numbers to cheer on the team to victory. The U21 team begin their championship campaign this coming Saturday when they travel to Fuerty to take on St. Ciaran’s. Please check fixtures for more details.


Four Roads

Congratulations to the U16 girls who had a great win in the A final on Saturday last. The girls defeated Padraig Pearse’s on a score line of 6-5 to 2-4. Match report elsewhere. Best wishes to the senior hurlers next Sunday in the County Final, they deservedly secured their spot in the final after a great win over Athleague at the weekend. The club are currently engaging in a number of fundraising activities to help fund the senior girls’ trip to London to play the All-Ireland Quarter Final. Thank you to all who generously contributed last weekend at the waxing night. A Cake and Book Sale will be held this Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th October in Tisrara Community Centre. The sale will take place after the 7 pm Vigil Mass and 11 am Sunday Mass. Your support would be much appreciated.


Four Roads

Senior hurlers play Padraig Pearse’s in the County final next Sunday in Athleague at 3.30 pm. Well done to the U16s who are playing Padraig Pearse’s in the county final next Sunday, as a double header in Athleague before the senior final, with a throw in time of 1.45 pm. Congratulations to the players and mentors of both teams. We wish them the best of luck in the County finals next Sunday. Please come along, wear your colours and support both teams on the day. Four Roads Hurling Club are holding their annual church gate collection next Saturday and Sunday. Please support.

Ladies Football

Four Roads 

Training for U14 continues on Thursday evening at 7 pm. A challenge match has been arranged against St Ciaran’s for 6 pm on Monday evening at Tisrara Community Pitch. Semi final against Clan nGael B has been scheduled for Monday evening, 11th October at 8 pm at Clan’s football grounds. Best of luck to the girls and all support that evening would be greatly appreciated.

Minors: Match scheduled for next Saturday against Padraig Pearse’s at Tisrara Community Pitch. Best of luck to the girls and all support would be greatly appreciated. The club are hosting a Kiddies Halloween Fancy Dress party on Sunday the 31st of October between 6 pm and 8 pm at Tisrara Community Centre. This is guaranteed to be a great party and we are also asking parents to dress up as well! A reminder that the club are currently running a Fundraiser. Lines are €2 each and can be purchased from any Committee Member. All support is greatly appreciated


The ticket sellers for next Oran Lotto to be held on Sunday next 10th October in Earley’s, Bushfield are: Lorraine Beirne, Niamh Carroll, Maria Brandon and Lizzy Hanly. Oran GAA Parks are holding an unwanted clothes collection day on Saturday 23rd October from 9 am to 12noon at Rockfield Pitch. Every bag collected will benefit the Parks greatly. Refuse bags are provided, contact any Club representatives if you require some bags or have any queries. Thanks for your support in previous clothes collection

St Mary’s

On a beautiful Sunday the U14 girls played Kilmore in the semi final. It was not their day this time but we look forward to next year as the team consisted of many young players. The Junior team will line out next weekend for the final against St Barry’s. Training continues this week and a full turnout is expected.