Sunday, 29 March 2015

GAA Club Preview – Your Club this weekend



The minor board AGM, which was postponed before Christmas due to the adverse weather conditions, will now take place on Thursday 6th January at 8 pm in the O’Rourke Centre. Next bingo is in O’Rourke Centre on Friday 7th January at 8.30 pm. The jackpot will be €3300 on 47 calls or less. Quick lotto is at €1000. 


The Clann na nGael minor board girls and boys are holding a presentation evening  in The Athlone Springs on Sunday at 3 pm. All underage players are expected to attend, and all county final winning team will be presented with their medals. Young players of the year will also be presented on Sunday. There will be numerous special guests on the evening.

The club would like to wish all members are friends a Happy New Year. 2011 is a very important year for the club and we are celebrating 75 years of Clann na nGael. 

Attention all members: Clann na nGael Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 14th of January at 8 pm in the clubhouse. It’s third time lucky we hope!

There was extensive damage to the clubhouse pipework during the recent freezing weather. PJ Duignan and Padraig Harney have put in some great work on repairs. The good news is that mains water has been restored to the clubhouse. Central heating system leaks have been repaired and this is now working again. There was no water damage so far to the fixtures and fittings, including the museum.

However toilets in the ‘old building’ dressing rooms are damaged and out of order. All showers remain out of order due to various problems with pumps and mixers, however the water heating system is working, so it is hoped to restore showers to dressing rooms as soon as possible. As a result the main pitch will remain closed until further notice. The training pitch can be booked in the usual way.

As you maybe aware, Clann na nGael were to host Roscommon County Convention for the first time in Drum Community Centre before Christmas. However it was postponed due to the bad weather. Convention was subsequently rescheduled for the 8th of January 2011. Unfortunately, Drum Community Centre suffered a number of serious leaks in the thaw so we were forced to inform the County Board that we were unable to host it. Thanks to all the volunteers who agreed to help out in organising the event and those who had agreed to help on the day. The 2010 Convention will now take place in St. Brigids Clubhouse, Kiltoom this Saturday.


Lotto Rota – Gorthaganny: John Nolan and Loughglynn: Pat Doorey & Seamus Regan. The club extends sympathy to the Jordan family, Tully on their recent bereavement.


Kilmore GAA will this Sunday the 9th of January 2011 at 3 pm hold their Annual General Meeting in the clubrooms in Kilmore Pitch. Nomination forms will be distributed during the week to all club members. Everyone is asked to attend. The re-arranged card game will take place on Sunday the 16th of January 2011 in Bracken’s, Hillstreet at 8 pm. The draw for the tickets currently on sale for €5 will take place on this Thursday night the 6th of January 2011 in the Kilmore Inn. Everyone is asked to return all sold tickets for the draw. The minor board AGM took place last Saturday. Padraig Doyle was re-elected chairman, Ann Sheridan secretary and Gary Vesey as treasurer. Our team managers are as follows Minor- Michael Connellan, U-16 –Andy Connellan, U-14 – to be confirmed, U-12- Sean Boland, U-10 to be confirmed U-8 Damien Devaney. Our club extends our deepest sympathy to our loyal friend and club member Frank Dennehy and his family on the recent death of Angela Dennehy after a short illness. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the club are with Frank and his family at this very difficult time. May she rest in peace. As I will be stepping down as PRO of the club after three years I want to thank everyone for their help over the last three years. 


Roscommon Gaels AGM will take place on Sunday 9th January 2011 at 3 pm in the Hyde Centre and we ask all our club members to attend.

There will be a youth disco in the Hyde Centre on this Friday 7th January commencing at 9.45 pm. Admission is €8 and the DJ is Skip. Come along and enjoy our first disco of the new year. Strictly no alcohol.

Roscommon Gaels development draw will be held on Sunday night 9th January during Bingo. We appeal to all ticket sellers to return their sold tickets as soon as possible.

Roscommon Gaels would welcome any one who has arrived in Roscommon town recently and who is interested in playing football, hurling or camogie with Roscommon Gaels. If so contact Paulie Hoare at 086-2986765.

On Wednesday week last Tom Keavey, was laid to rest. Toss as he was known to all, was a very skilful corner-forward with Roscommon Gaels in the sixties and seventies and was a staunch Gaels supporter up until his death. Indeed Tom had been honoured with The Hall of Fame award at the Roscommon Gaels Social last March. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. Roscommon Gaels also offer sincere sympathy to the Coen family, Creevy on the death of Joe’s wife Betty; to the Hynes family, Gallowstown on the death of Pauline’s mother, Mrs Curley; to the Grogan family, Circular Road, on the death of Christy’s sister in England; to the Dennehy family, Elphin on the death of Frank’s wife, Angela; to John Kerrigan and Evelyn McManus on the death of their aunt, Molly Harlow; to the Talbot family, Goff St. on the death of Danny Talbot and to the McCrann family, Castle St. on the death of Noel McCrann.


Bingo: As usual every Saturday night in the Hook & Tackle, Ballyforan at 8:30 pm. Please support. The club would like to wish all our members a happy and prosperous new year and we look forward to your continued support throughout 2011


Happy New Year: The club would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support throughout 2010 & wish you all a Very Happy New Year for 2011. Club Membership: Membership now due, payable to Registrar, Padraig Murray. Cards: Every Tuesday in the Clubhouse, 9 pm. Winners 28/12/10: 1st, Annie/Mary. Joint 2nd, Michael/Brendan & Peggie/Phonsie. Last game, Kevin/Joe. Extra Xmas Game Winner, Tim Fox. Runner-up, Annie Cox. Ticket winners – A. Cox, J. Nerney, F. Curley, M. Campbell. 

Many thanks to all who supported our Table Quiz in the Club House on Wednesday 29th December. Winners - J. B. Hanly, E. Doorney, J. Foley & D. Thompson. Runners-up: W. Burke, P. Kenny, P. Enright, D. Thompson. Thanks to our Quiz Master, Michael Cleary & all who helped out on the night. Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to Bernard Kyne & family, sons Enda, Declan, Jarlath & Oliver, sisters, extended family & friends on the death of Maureen Kyne, Ballyleague. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Steven Ormsby & Family on the death of his uncle, Jimmy Ormsby, England. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Josephine Best, Cloontuskert & Family on the death of her grandson, England. The Club extends deepest sympathy to the relatives & friends of the late Vincent Elliott, Dublin, formerly of Moher.


The Horse Race night held in Regan’s Watersplash Bar on Monday last was a great success. Thanks to all who attended and all who contributed to this very important fundraising event for the club. All monies raised go towards the annual affiliation, team registrations and insurance fees. Thanks to Paddy and Dympna O’Regan for hosting the event.

The Annual General Meeting of the club will be held on Sunday, 9th January at 3 pm in the Sports Complex. All members and intending members are asked to attend. Anyone who would like to help in the running of the club for 2011 are especially asked to attend and volunteer their help.

 The club extends its condolences to the Regan family, Derreenadooey and the Keane family, Ardcarne on their recent bereavements.


A huge thank you to everyone for your support for ‘Showdown in Strokestown’. Nearly 1,000 people packed the community centre and a great night was had by all. A special thank you to the organisers for putting on such an extraordinary night. To all the volunteers without whom it would have been impossible. To the 24 boxers for putting in a huge effort for the last three months. To all the sponsors for your continuous support. To the Frenchpark Boxing Club for your expert training and guidance for the event. And to you the public of Strokestown and neighbouring parishes for turning up in the numbers you did. The Club AGM will take place on the 15th of January in the Percy French Hotel. Finally, Happy New Year to all. 


The Tulsk AGM was held on Saturday last in the clubrooms. There was a very good attendance and the following persons were elected: Presidents: Fr McKeon, Lawrence Mannion, Kevin Kennedy, Mickey Hunt; Chairperson: John Quinn; Vice Chairperson: Seamus Donoghue; Secretary:Margaret Murray; Assistant Secretary: to be confirmed at 1st club meeting; Treasurer: Olivia Lenehan; PRO: Steve Fahey; Registrars: Mary O Connell, Olivia Lenehan, Joe Grady; Insurance Officer: Noel Sheerin. The following committees were also elected; Executive Committee: John Quinn, Margaret Murray, Olivia Lenehan, Seamus Donoghue, Mary O’Connell, Richard Feeney, Joe Grady and one member each (to be announced later) from St Mary`s Club, the Minor Board and the Hurling/Camogie Board. Intermediate, Junior and u21 Team Manager Appointment Committee: Haulie Beirne, John Quinn, Bill Callaghan and Richie Feeney. Anyone wishing to apply for the position of Intermediate, Junior or u21 Manager should contact any person on the appointment committee. The closing date for applications is the 15th January 2010. Finance Committee: John Quinn, Olivia Lenehan, Seamus Donoghue, Margaret Murray, Steve Fahey, Michael Conlon, Sean Mulligan, Karina Jones, Jimmy Flanagan, Bill Callaghan, Tommy Beirne – in addition there will be 3 players from the Intermediate Team and two members from St Marys (the names of these additional five people will be announced within the next two weeks). Field Committee: Haulie Beirne, Josie Lenehan, Brendan Connor, Jarlath Dufficy, Eoin Conlon, Eamon Donoghue, John Hession. The delegates to the County Board are John Quinn, Seamus Donoghue, Margaret Murray and Sean Mulligan. Football Review Committee: Haulie Beirne, Sean Mannion, Seamus Collins, Alan Burns and Eamon Donoghue. The Stephen Nolan Cup game was postponed on St Stephen’s Day due to the weather. The game will be re-arranged – please see future notes for the details of re-scheduling of this game. The planned Race Night and Club Presentation Evening had to be cancelled on St Stephen’s Day due to the bad weather. The night has now be re-arranged for Saturday 15th January 2011 at 9.30 pm in The Tulsk Inn. All players, club official, members and supporters are asked to attend. The details of the Tulsk 2011 300 Club will be announced shortly. There will be some fantastic prizes and there will be 4 draws throughout the year. The club wish to thank again everyone who has supported the club during 2010. The club appreciates the efforts and support of everyone during these difficult times. The club wishes everyone in the parish all the success and good health during 2011 and to have a very happy new year. We wish to congratulate Kevin Mannion and Carol O’Sullivan who got married at St Gertrudes Church, Firies, County Kerry on New Year’s Eve. Our Minor Club AGM will take place in the club rooms on Friday 7th January 2011 at 8.30 pm. We would appreciate a good turnout for this AGM as the current Chairman, Secretary and PRO have reached the end of their term and these positions will be filled on the night. The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all players, parents and club members a very happy and prosperous 2011. The County Minor trials will take place on Saturday 8th January in Kilbride. Any players interested in attending please contact Minor Chairman on 086-8739330 or Secretary on 087-2951753.



Annual General Meeting: The AGM of Athleague Tremane Hurling Club will take place in the Community Centre in Athleague on Saturday, 15th January 2011 at 7.30 pm. We ask all players and parents to attend.



The Tremane Hurling Club Annual Christmas Draw tickets are now in circulation, with a prize fund of €2000. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket can do so by contacting any club member. The draw and social night will take place in The Bridge House, Athleague this Friday, 7th January 2011. There will be spot prizes on the night. Please support as this is our main fund-raising event for the coming year.



Strokestown ladies GAA AGM will be held on Saturday next the 8th of January in The Percy French Hotel at 8 pm. After a very successful year on the playing field we would be grateful if a large crowd attended. New members most welcome. We wish all ours players, supporters, mentors and officials a prosperous and successful new year!