Sunday, 29 March 2015

Ladies County Board elected

The following officers were recently elected to the Ladies County Board: Chairperson Sean Murray; Vice Chairperson Jimmy Kerrane; Secretary Marie McAleer; Assistant Secretary Francie Keane; Treasurer Nicola Lynch; Assistant Treasurer Padraig Kelly; Registrar Geraldine Carey; Fixtures Secretary Cormac McNally; Childrenís Officer Maura Allen; Integration Officer Martina McHugh; Cultural & Language Officer Maureen Sharkey; Connacht Council Delegates Pat Heneghan and Tommy Dolan; Central Council Delegates, Marie McAleer and Mary Rush.

Congratulations to Geraldine Carey who recently completed a very successful term as President of Connacht Ladies. However, Geraldine hasnít rested on her laurels, as she has taken up the post of Connacht PRO. Likewise congratulations to Francie Keane who was elected to the post of Connacht Development Officer for the coming year. Best of luck to both Geraldine and Francie in their new positions.

Roscommon County Board have recently appointed Brendan Morris from the St Brigidís as the manager of the Intermediate team in 2011. Brendan, who guided St Brigidís to the Senior Championship in Roscommon last year and a Connacht Final appearance, has commenced training with the team since the beginning of January and will play a number of challenge matches over the next couple of weeks. He is joined on the management team by Ger Carmody from Ballaghderreen and Mary Rush also from the St Brigidís club.

Niall Kilcrann from Kilglass Gaels has been appointed manager of the U16 team. Niall previously held the position of U14 manager, leading that team to an U14B All-Ireland Final. He is joined on his management team by Mickey Dunning (Clann na nGael), John Lavin (Western Gaels) and current Roscommon player Laura Sharkey (Roscommon Gaels). A panel of 30 has being named and indoor training has commenced.

The Presentation night for players that represented Roscommon teams in 2010 will be held in the Abbey Hotel on Friday 18th of February at 8pm. Entertainment on the night will be provided by the Looney Hoppers.

are reminded that next weekend 22nd/23rd January sees Church Gate Collections for the organisation take place around the county. Posters will be distributed to clubs during the week.

Ladies fixtures

Like their male counterparts, 2010 saw Roscommon relegated to Division 4. Roscommonís campaign starts with a difficult match at home to Louth on February 6th. Louth were unlucky to lose the Junior All-Ireland Final to Limerick in September, so as an opener it will be a tough test for the home team. Despite this, Roscommon will be hoping to bounce back and get promoted first time and reach the Division 4 Final on the 30th April. February 6th: Roscommon v Louth. February 13th: Roscommon v Kilkenny. February 20th: Carlow v Roscommon. March 6th: Derry v Roscommon. March 13th: Westmeath v Roscommon. March 27th: Roscommon v Antrim. April 3rd: Roscommon v Offaly.

The draw has also taken place for the championship where Roscommon are placed in Group A alongside London, Leitrim, Limerick and Antrim. First up are the 2009 Junior Champions, London, at home followed by matches with 2010 and 2011 Junior winners Antrim and Limerick respectively. Roscommon also host neighbours Leitrim who were the inaugural winners of the Intermediate Championship back in 2007. It is a competitive group where the top two qualify for the semi-finals.