Tuesday, 31 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your club this weekend



The U21s will entertain Castlerea on Saturday evening next at 5 pm in a must-win encounter. The Club wishes Conor and Jim a speedy recovery from injuries sustained in Saturday’s game. The u16s are still awaiting details of their Ahern Cup final. The Feelystone team will play St Faithleach’s in the County Junior B County Final on Sunday next, see fixtures for details of venue and time. All team managers are asked to ensure that the last person out of the Abbey Park following training secures the main gate. There will be a Primary Schools football blitz in the Abbey Park on Wednesday morning next. The Club extends its sympathy to the Beirne family, Tarmon and to the Carney and Gunn families, Elphin on recent bereavements.

Castlerea St Kevin’s

The intermediate ladies championship season ended on Sunday last when they were defeated by a very strong Grainne Mhaol’s side from Galway in the Connacht intermediate semi-final in Hyde Park. Next year they play in the Roscommon senior championship, and we commend them on their excellent year so far. The U21 team lost to Elphin on Saturday last in a very exciting and tough game in Castlerea. They play Boyle in Boyle next weekend. Camógie coaching for girls takes place in O’Rourke park on Thursday evenings at 6 pm.

Clann na Gael

There will be a club meeting in the clubhouse at 9 pm on Monday October 18th at 9 pm. All members are asked to attend. Clann na nGael are holding the a scór competition on Friday, October 29th in Johnstown at 8 pm. Scór na nÓg encourage youngsters up to the age of 17 to take part in activities such as solo singing, ballad groups, novelty acts, figure and set dancing, recitation, musical groups and question time. Two will be selected to represent the club in the county competition. Anyone interested can contact Maureen Cunniffe (086) 3493569, entries will accepted up to 8 pm on the evening. On Saturday morning last a group of 52 jetted off the Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria to enjoy the Clann c Holiday. A great week was had by all, but it would not have been possible with out the work of Breda Dolan and Mary Rock. The club would like to thank Marie Grenham for her help and guidance when organising the holiday.

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The Club Lotto rota for this week reads as follows: Gorthaganny Martin Walshe and Loughglynn Declan and Dónal Woods. Best of luck to the U21 team and management whose championship campaign is currently underway.

The club extends sympathy to the family and friends of the late Stephan Regan, Cloonard and Manchester. Congratulations to Four Roads who were crowned county senior hurling champions for the third year in a row on Sunday last.


The parents of U8s and U10s would like to thank John Kelly, Coman Brady, Jim Keane and Daren Trainer for all their time and help with the teams this year. The club would like pass on condolences to the Carney and Gunne family on the late Briget (Babs) Carney and Mick Gunne.

Kilglass Gaels

The minor team are due to play St Faithleach’s in the league semi final this weekend. Check with team and management for details. The intermediate team are also due to play the Tansey Cup semi final this weekend. The U16 boys team are due to play Shannon Gaels in the Ahern Cup also this Sunday. Congratulations to Adrian Lannon and Maria O’Sullivan on their marriage last weekend in Cork. Any club member that still has money to hand in for Niall Kilcrann’s New York Marathon challenge in November could they please forward to him please. Field of Dreams: Kilglass are currently in second place in the competition. With the effort that is going on around the club and county we feel we have to do more to get into first place. We need people entering votes online, people selling door to door, or helping us in whatever way possible, and above all we need you to text Kellogg’s Connacht to 53799 on your mobiles and also to log onto the field of dreams website and vote with your emails as well as the coupons on the back of promotional cornflakes boxes. 

Michael Glavey’s

Pride of place goes to the U12 team winning the Division 2 championship when they defeated St Faithleach’s on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-07. The U21s play Shannon Gaels in the championship on Saturday in Ballinlough at 5 pm. The Minors have now qualified for the Division 1 league final against Roscommon Gaels (see fixtures for details). The minor ladies also had a good win against Éire Óg in the championship. The club in conjunction with the Roscommon County Board held a special Mass for the legendary Dermot Earley RIP on Sunday last. Approximately 500 were in attendance. Fr. Joe Feeney PP Ballinlough said the Mass and remembered Dermot and his plan for life “Enjoy time with my family, give the best to my work, give back to my community, spend my leisure time well, make time for God in my life.” Paul Earley on behalf of the Earley family thanked all in attendance and special thanks to the Club, County board, choir, readers and all who brought up the gifts at the offertory. He also thanked the Rev Fathers J. Feeney, Cox, Flannery, Fitzgerald, O’Rourke and Fr. L Devine. In conclusion he said Dermot would have described it as ‘Mighty’. The club would like to thank everyone that helped on the day and all the people that worked beforehand in preparation for the Mass.


Oran GAA Parks are holding, an unwanted clothes collection day on Saturday 23rd October from 9 am to noon 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 collections.

Padraig Pearse’s

Pearse’s Under 16s dealt up a heart-warming display of hurling last Sunday afternoon in Athleague to claim the Roscommon U16 hurling crown from perennial rivals Four Roads. The Hurling board would like to congratulate the entire panel on their success and commend Padraig Dooley, Paddy Hendricks, Sean Finnerty and the rest of the back room team for their efforts during the season.

The under 12s footballer contested a very hard fought draw in the county final last Saturday in Hyde Park against worthy adversaries Strokestown. Pearse’s played host to Boyle’s under 21 footballers for the first round of the under 21 championship last Saturday evening in Woodmount, final score Boyle 0-10 Pearses 0-6. Their next fixture is against Elphin, set for Saturday at 5 pm in Elphin. The local Scór na N-óg final will take place on Tues 19th Oct in Padraig Pearse’s clubhouse at 7 pm. All welcome. €2 per entry. Admission free to audience! Any inquiries to Martina at (086) 1269979.

Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon Gaels defeated Western Gaels in the first round of the U21 Championship played at Lisnamult on Saturday evening last 1-15 to 0-8 

Roscommon Gaels defeated Boyle in the semi final of The County Minor League played in Boyle on Sunday last. The score was 4-15 to 1-7. They play Michael Glavey’s in the final on a date yet to be arranged. Roscommon Gaels are 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. Organisers ask for support for this draw and encourage club members to help with sale of tickets. Sincere sympathy is extended to the Farrell family, Ballybride and Antogher Road on the death of Annie and to the Smith family, Stonepark on the death of Kathleen. All underage managers and selectors are asked to attend a meeting this Thursday night at the Hyde centre at 8.30pm sharp for one hour.

St Aidan’s

The U21 team lost their opening game to Oran on a score line of 2-09 to 0-13. Their next game is against St Faithleach’s on Saturday evening at 5 pm in Ballyleague. Check fixtures for conformation. 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 www.supportyourgaaclub.ie to register. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

St Brigid’s

St Brigid’s 0-17 St Nathy’s 1-05. Well done to the senior ladies team when they had a comfortable win over the Sligo Champions in Hyde Park on Sunday. The U10s were unlucky to lose out to a strong Calry team in the semi-final of the Castledaly tournament. This was a great game and in the end the physically stronger Westmeath side just hung on for the win. Well done to the team and management for a fantastic year. All roads lead to Kiltoom next Sunday 17th Oct when St. Brigid’s take on the Sligo Champions Eastern Harps at 2.30 pm. Days like these don’t come around too often so when you get the chance. Please come out and support the lads and let’s hope a big home support can cheer the lads on to a Connacht semi-final. Last chance this week to support our fund raising draw tickets €10 available from club officials.

St Croan’s

The U21 team had a good win over neighbours Tulsk on Saturday last in the first round of the division 2 championship. While the margin was just a single point at the full time whistle, St. Croan’s dominated the play and led from the off. Despite a strong wind throughout the game, a good team performance saw Croan’s win 0-15 to 2-8.

St Dominic’s

A meeting of the Dinner Dance Committee took place on Sunday night last and the new Committee is currently putting arrangements in place. More details in the coming weeks. A Meeting of the Club Executive on Sunday night last confirmed the launch of the history book will take place on Saturday 6th Nov. The venue is yet to be decided but will be within the parish and books will be on sale on the night or you can pre-book your purchase with any member of the Committee. The AGM of the Minor Football Club will take place on Wed 3rd November at 9 pm in the Meeting room. St Dominic’s Scór Committee held it AGM on 16th September 2010. At this AGM the following officers were elected for the coming 2010/11 Scór year: Chair Caroline Dervan; Vice Chair Alastair Beegan; Secretary Sylvia Kilcline; Joint Treasurers Sinead Connaughton and John Murray. St. Dominics play Na Brideoga in the Connacht Semi-Final on this Sunday 17th Oct at 1.30 pm in Knockcroghery. A lot of local support is expected on the day. Training continues as usual this week. Training for all U21 players takes place on this Friday evening at 8 pm. All players please attend as the side prepares for the semi-final against Ballinameen. A challenge match is schedule on the Saturday. The Club offer its sympathy to the Mullally Family, Culleen, on their recent family bereavement.

St Faithleach’s

Pride of the Parish goes to the U16 Panel of Players along with their Manager, Bob McCormack who won the League Final on Saturday last when they defeated St. Barry’s in Strokestown. Final Score: St. Faithleach’s 1-13 St. Barry’s 1-10. Best of Luck to the Junior Team who play against Boyle this coming Sunday in the Junior B Final. See fixtures for venue and time. Please come along and support. The U14 Girls were defeated in the Final on Sunday last by Shannon Gaels. Final score, St. Faithleach’s 1-4 Shannon Gaels 1-10. 

The U12 boys were defeated in the Final on Saturday last by Michael Glavey’s in Hyde Park. Final score St. Faithleach’s 2-7 Michael Glavey’s 4-7.

The official St. Faithleach’s GAA Facebook page is now up and running. If you have St. Faithleach’s GAA photographs or content you would like to include on the Facebook Page, please email same to stfaithleachgaa@gmail.com. Saturday 30th October is Halloween with a difference at St. Faithleach’s GAA Clubhouse. Éireann Elvis, the country’s top Elvis tribute will entertain from 9.30 pm in what promises to be a great night. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Micheal & Mary Kelly and Family on the death of Michael’s mother, Marie Kelly, Ballinacurry. The club extends deepest sympathy to the Hayden Family, Curraghroe, on the death of Bridget Hayden.

St Michael’s

The U21s were successful in their first outing on Sunday last with a good win over Shannon Gaels at Croghan. They meet St Ronan’s in their next game on Saturday at Cootehall. See fixtures for details. Well done to the local girls playing with the Shannon Gael’s U14 side who won their Division 2 League Final on Sunday. The Club extends its condolences to the Fallon family, Corrigeenroe, on their recent bereavement.


The 747-sponsored team begin their Connacht championship campaign this coming Sunday with a trip to Markievicz Park where they will take on Easkey. The club would urge all supporters to make the journey to support the team. The U21 team began their championship campaign with a hard-fought encounter in Fuerty against St. Ciaran’s. A terrific first half performance, which saw the team score 1-3 against a very strong wind, laid the foundation for a two point success. Final score Strokestown 1-10, St. Ciaran’s 0-11.


Tulsk GAA would like to ask all club players, members and supporters to support a Fun Run, Walk or Cycle which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th October 2010 in aid of Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin. A member of the Tulsk under 8 panel is currently being treated on St John’s Ward at the hospital. Full details of the this local 5k walk will appear next week in the notes. If you would like to participate or help out in any way please contact Sean Moylan on (086) 872 7675 or Padraig Beirne on (086) 828 6780 or Pat Galvin on (087) 777 0019. Tulsk U21 team were defeated by the narrowest of margins of one point by local rivals St Croan’s on Saturday last in Enfield. The game was the first game of the group stages of the u21 championship. Please see notes for details of the next fixture and come out and support the team. Tulsk GAA will be holding an Executive Meeting on Thursday 14th October at 9.30 pm in the Club Rooms. All members of the executive committee are asked to attend this important meeting.



Congratulations to the U16 team on winning the U16 B final on Saturday last in Rockfield against St. Dominic’s. This was a titanic struggle for the team and in the end they had to call on all their experience to get over St. Dominic’s on the score line of Athleague 4-2 to 4-1 for St. Dominic’s (See match report).  This was the final game of the season for all age groups in the Club and the Club would like to thank all the players for their attendance throughout the year. The Club would like to thank the Management team of Ciara Moran and Kelley Hopkins who looked after the Under 16’s this year. It is important that members of the Senior team assist with the under age teams in the seasons ahead.


Four Roads

Four Roads had mixed fortunes in the County finals on Sunday. The Senior team had an emphatic victory over Padraig Pearse’s. They had the largest ever win in a county final, winning by 19 points on a scoreline of 5-15 to 0-11 to win three-in-a-row and retain the Mickey Cunniffe Cup. Well done to all the players and mentors. 

The U16 team were playing in the first part of the double header where they played Padraig Pearse’s and were hoping to make it four-in-a-row. Unfortunately this was not to be their day when they lost by 12 points to four. The club would like to thank all the supporters, especially the young supporters for turning out in such numbers fully bedecked in lots of black and amber which added greatly to the occasion. They would like to thank all the local schools for helping with the preparations for the finals, and all those who helped on Sunday morning in the Community Centre – a special thanks to the ‘face painters’. They would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to the annual church gate collection at the weekend and would like to wish the Senior Camógie team the best of luck in their All Ireland Club Quarter Final against Tara of London in London on Saturday.


Next Sunday will see the last underage coaching session for 2010 held in Tremane GAA pitch at 1 pm. All players and parents are asked to attend. Refreshments will be served after the game. Thanks to all players and parents who attended last Saturdays U8 blitz held in St. Dominic’s GAA grounds.