Friday, 27 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your Club this Weekend



The U21s secured a hard-earned draw with Castlerea in the Division 1 Championship in Abbey Park on Saturday evening last. This means that the final group game against Elphin on Saturday at Frenchpark at 5 pm is a “must-win” match and scoring differences may become a factor. The U16s will play their Ahern Cup final against Elphin as a curtain-raiser to the U21 game, see fixtures for starting time. Well done to all three Roscommon teams on their successes in the Connacht Club Championships on Sunday. Congratulations to Boyle matriarch Mary Kate Hanmore who celebrated her 101st birthday at the weekend. Entries for the upcoming Scór na nÓg competitions is 27th October. The Club is anxious to have participation in all or most of the following events: set dancing, figure dancing, solo singing, instrumental music, quiz, novelty act and recitation. Competitors must be under 17 as at 1st January 2011. Those interested should contact Martin Dolan at (086) 2413529.

Castlerea St Kevin’s

The intermediate ladies team was defeated by Strokestown in the division 2 league final on Saturday last in Hyde park. The U21 team drew with Boyle in Boyle last Saturday. They play Padraig Pearse’s next weekend in the final league game of the championship. This is a must-win game as the four teams in the group can advance to the knockout stage of the competition. It is a pity that these two games last weekend were fixed for the same day and time at venues thirty miles apart with players and mentors from the same families taking part in both games. Camógie coaching for girls takes place in O’Rourke park on Thursday evenings at 6 pm.

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The U14 girls lost out to St. Faithleach’s recently in the county semi-final. The club congratulate the girls on reaching the semi final stages. Thank you to team manager Sandra McNulty for all the time and effort put in with this panel. Well done to all concerned. The Club Lotto rota for this week reads as follows: Gorthaganny John Doory and Loughglynn Tom Nolan and Michael Jordan.

KIlglass Gaels

Thomas J. Crummy Landscaping is supporting Kilglass Gaels and Connacht in the Kelloggs Field of Dreams Competition and is offering each club/school in Connacht the chance of winning free Verti-Draining worth €2,500 and many more prizes when you vote for Kilglass Gaels and Connacht. Check with your club secretary and local press for details. Kilglass Gaels would like to thank everybody from clubs all over Connacht for the great support over the past few weeks, but with just over a week left, we need everybody voting to bring this great prize back to Connacht. You can text daily by texting kelloggs Connacht to 53799, log onto the Field of Dreams website to vote by email and collect the five votes coupons from promotional boxes of Cornflakes and Crunchy Nut. Don’t forget to come along to Re-Seisiun this Saturday 23rd Oct to support your team in the ‘Credit Crunch’ for our last function before the final of the Field of Dreams Competition. The Club extends its deepest sympathy to Niall Kilcrann PRO and family on the death of Annie-May Mullrennan, Whitehall.


The minor team have qualified for the league final against St Faithleach’s and it is due to be played this Monday in Tarmonbarry at 2.45 pm. An executive meeting of the club will take place on this Thursday night in the clubrooms at 9 pm. The club extends its sympathy to the Bracken family, Hillstreet, on their recent bereavement.

Michael Glavey’s

It was another successful weekend for the club on the playing field. The Under 21 team qualified for the semi finals of the championship when the defeated Shannon Gaels last Sunday by 6-12 to 1-4. This game should be a close encounter as both teams are through to the semi finals. The winners will go top of the group. The Minor ladies continued their good start to the championship in what was a very close encounter against Ballinameen, 

Padraig Pearse’s

Pearse’s under 12s completed a rather novel if not unique double in the Club’s history by defeating Strokestown in the Under 12 Div 1 Football final replay to accompany their earlier hurling title, The game was played in ideal conditions at Hyde Park last Saturday. The Club would like to congratulate and thank the Management team of Michael Galvin, Kiaran McGreal, and David Kenny for their hard during the year. Padraig Pearse’s drew with Elphin in the second round of the U21 championship last Saturday. The Ladies Minor Football team kick off the season next weekend when they play host to a Kilmore/Elphin selection in Woodmount. The game is provisionally fixed for Sunday but time and date are to be confirmed.

Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon Gaels Minor Board are having a Youth Disco in the Hyde Centre on Friday night next from 9.45 pm to 12.30 am. There will be Laser Lights plus smoke machine. The DJ is Lyonzer and Skip. Adm €8. Strictly no alcohol. There will be a general club meeting at 9.15 pm on this Thursday 21st October. All club members are requested to attend. Gaels play Clan na nGael in the second game of the U 21 Championship in Johnstown on Saturday next. See fixtures list in this paper for starting time. 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 are now on sale.  Support is required for this draw and members are encouraged to help with sale of tickets.

St Brigid’s

Next Saturday 23rd the senior ladies contest the Connacht final against Carnacon of Mayo in Kiltoom at 4 pm. To reach the Connacht final is a fantastic achievement and to have it on your home pitch gives the girls a great opportunity to win the title, so best of luck to the team and management and please come out and support the girls and lets hope a big home support will cheer the girls to victory. Come along and enjoy a great night out next Sunday 24th with music in the clubhouse bar by the fantastic Babylon finger food on the night. On a massive weekend for the ladies, the U14 girls will play Clann in the county final on Sunday 24th at 3 pm in Woodmount  please support.

The Nursery programme continues each Saturday morning at 11 am for children from four years, so come along and let your child enjoy these activities to improve co-ordination and fitness in a fun environment. Congratulations to the winners in the fund raising draw: 1st John McGrath Curramore; 2nd Ann Creaton Curramore; 3rd Jason Dwayne and Cian c/o Kevin Martin, 4th Alan Gartland Barrybeg. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported this draw and especially our ticket sellers.

St Croan’s

The U21 team travelled to Loughglynn on Saturday evening to play Éire Óg in the second round of the championship. It was a game of two halves, Croan’s dominating the opening half taking a strong lead, however Éire Óg came into the game in the second half and chipped away at the Croan’s advantage. The home side took the spoils with a one-point win. Next weekend the side face Kilmore in a double header, due to be played in Elphin on Saturday. Please check fixtures for time. The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Padraig Grogan and his extended family on the death of his mother Martha. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

St Dominic’s

A Meeting of Dinner Dance Committee took place recently and the new Committee are currently putting arrangements in place. The committee is working with the children age eight to 16 to prepare them for the Parish Final which will take place in St John’s Hall, Lecarrow on Sunday, 7th November. If there is anyone who would like to participate in Scór na nÓg please contact any member of the committee. Caroline Connaughton was awarded the Camógie goal keeper soaring star (All Star for Junior Camogie) on the soaring star team for 2010. Caroline fought off stiff competition. Caroline is recognised as one of the best goal keepers in the country. Caroline is the first player from St Dominic’s to achieve this award and it is a great honour for both Caroline and the club. Caroline will be presented with her soaring star award at the Camogie All Stars banquet which will be held in city west hotel on 6th November. Special guest on the night is President Mary McAleese. Caroline will be presented with the Roscommon supporters club award on Friday 5th November in Abbey Hotel. Tickets can be obtained from Brian Carroll for anyone wishing to attend. Training for all U21 players takes place on this Friday evening at 8 pm. All players please attend as preparations continue for the semi-final against Ballinameen on Sunday. The match is fixed for Kilbride at 4.45 pm. The Club offer its sympathy to the Shaw and O’Connor families, Cloonmore, on their recent bereavement

St Faithleach’s

Pride of the Parish this week goes to our Junior Team who recorded a great win over Boyle on Sunday last in the Junior B Championship Final in Castlerea. Final Score: St. Faithleach’s 0-10 Boyle 0-6. Congratulations to our Minor Men along with their Management who are through to the Division 3 League Final. The Minor Ladies play against Shannon Gaels, see fixtures for details. Training Wednesday and Friday evenings. U21: See fixtures for details of upcoming game. The Minor Club are holding a Kids Halloween Disco in the Club House on 29th October. On Saturday 30th October, enjoy Halloween with a difference at St. Faithleach’s GAA Club House. Ireland’s Award Winning Elvis Impersonator will entertain from 9.30 pm in what promises to be a great night. Fancy dress optional.

The Dublin Gospel Choir: Friday 26th November in St. Faithleach’s GAA Club House by kind permission of Fr. Larrey Shine and the Pastoral Council in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ballyleague Interval Act performed by the Choir of the Community College Lanesboro, under the direction of Jimmy Flanagan. Show Commences at 8 pm sharp. Admission by ticket only. Tickets €20 available from usual outlets and any committee member. 

The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Irwin and Sheilds families on the death of Bridie Sheilds

 St Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s are holding a table quiz this Friday night 22nd October, in Paddy Finns pub, Kilteevan. Tables of four people is €40. Quiz starts at 9 pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Great raffle on the night. Enjoy a great night out with friends and neighbours.

St Michael’s

The U21s had a comprehensive win over St Ronan’s in their championship match on Saturday evening last. The U16s also had a comprehensive win over a St Ronan’s side earlier in the day. Well done to both teams. See fixtures for details of their next outings. Scór na nÓg for all U18s will be commencing in the first week of November. All interested in participating can contact Mary Farrell at (086) 2669280.

St Ronan’s

Although the under 21’s were heavily defeated by Michael’s in Cootehall on Saturday evening last, the team showed a great improvement in their performance compared to last week. There were good performances from a number of players. Man of the match went to newcomer Paddy Christie who got an excellent goal on his debut. The final game for the under 21s takes place against Shannon Gaels this Saturday evening at 5 pm in Cootehall. All players will be informed about relevant arrangements during the week.


The 747-sponsored team qualified for the Connacht Intermediate Championship semi-final after defeating Easkey of Sligo in Markievicz Park last Sunday afternoon. Congratulations also to Ballinameen and St. Brigid’s for making it a clean sweep for Roscommon clubs in the Connacht Championships last weekend. The U21s have their next championship game this coming weekend. Please check fixtures for details. The club would like to wish team manager Coman Shiel a speedy recovery after his recent operation.


Tulsk Lord Edwards U16 team lost out narrowly in a very exciting Liam McNeill Catering U16 Division 2 League Final when they were defeated by Western Gaels 1-3 to 0-8. The game swayed from one end to the other with a last-minute goal chance just going wide of the Western Gaels post. Team: Patrick Beirne, Callum McCulloch, Declan Donoghue, Ryan Larkin, Padraic Gorham, Darragh O’Rourke, John Carroll, Ryan Galvin, Tadhg O’Rourke, David McNamara (0-1), Donal Fleming, Christopher Higgins, David Carleton (0-1), Martin Conway (0-1), James Murray (1-0). Subs. Robert Kelly for J. Murray 30 mins, Gavin Callaghan, Cillian Lenehan, and Cathal Devine. Congratulations to Western Gaels and the Tulsk lads can be proud of their performance over a long hard season that has led to two finals and great excitement for the club



The senior team travel to Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on Saturday next when they take on Shamrock’s from Galway in the Connacht Junior ‘A’ final at 1.30 pm. This is the final game of the year on the camógie fields for all teams from the Club and the Club wishes the team the best of luck and urge all the supporters to come along and cheer on the team. The Club would like to thank the following who have sponsored the Club during the current season: Reubens Catering, Hamrock’s Bar & Lounge, Walter Young Tiling & Flooring Contractor and Mulhern Bros, Agricultural Contractors. The Club would like to congratulate Caroline Connaughton from St. Dominic’s Club who has been chosen as the goalkeeper on the Soaring Stars team for 2010 and also on her selection by the Roscommon Supporters Club as the county Player of the year. The Club would also like to congratulate Marie Glennon Kelly from Four Roads Club on her selection as the Club player of the Year for 2010.  Both players will be presented with their Supporters Club awards at a function on Friday, 5th November whilst Caroline will have a busy weekend as she will be presented with her soaring star award on the following night in the City West Hotel.

Four Roads

Next Monday, Four Roads play Sarsfields of Galway in the Connacht Intermediate Cup in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, at 2 pm. Please support. Congratulations to Marie Glennon on being named the Camógie Club Player of the Year by the Roscommon Supporters club and to Caroline Connaughton on being named County Player of the Year and on her Soaring Star award. Best wishes to the hurling team and management as they take on Ballyhaunis on Sunday.


Four Roads 

Good luck to the Senior team who are playing the semi final of the Connacht Intermediate Club Championship v Ballyhaunis next Sunday 24th October in Athleague at 2 pm. Please support. Well done to all the U8 and U10 boys who took part in their respective blitz days in St Dominic’s. They played a number of games in which they displayed excellent skills. Thanks to all the parents and those who helped on the day. Congrats to the Senior Camógie team who secured a great win against Tara of London in the All Ireland Club Quarter Final in London on Saturday.


The U8 and U10 hurling has finished for 2010. The club would like to thank all players, parents and teams coaches for their work and also time which was put in with these players since February. We look forward to another enjoyable year in 2011.

Ladies Football

Clann na Gael

Congratulations to the Nolan & Co., Taxation Consultants-sponsored Clann U14 Cubs who won the Division 3A Championship Final in Tulsk on Saturday last against a gallant Kilmore side. The minor girls had their second win of the championship when defeating neighbours St. Brigid’s in Kiltoom on Friday night. Next weekend Clann play Strokestown away on Saturday while on the Bank Holiday Monday they play St Mary’s in Johnstown.

The U14 Division 1A Final will take place in Woodmount between Clann and St Brigid’s at 3 pm next Sunday, 24th October. St Brigid’s defeated Clann in the opening match in August 4-7 to 0-4 but two years ago in the U12 Final Clann edged their neighbours by the bare minimum in a titanic battle after a replay. So the Club are looking for everyone to come out and support the girls on Sunday.

St Mary’s 

St Mary’s minor girls start their season next weekend with a game against neighbours Strokestown.  Club members wish Yvonne Lennon a speedy recovery and hope that Marcella doesn’t trip over all the crutches. Training continues on Wednesday nights.