Saturday, 28 March 2015

GAA Club Preview


The club’s adult teams are in preparation for the upcoming O’Rourke Cup and Tansey Cup competitions, which will commence on the last weekend in February. The County Board has also determined that this year’s adult championships will be based on three groups of four teams and that it will commence in early May. The method by which it is proposed to run it will mean that teams will retain an interest in the competition until the last series of games are played. The club’s new clubrooms was awarded a certificate of merit at a gala awards ceremony by the Local Authority Member’s Association (LAMA) in Dublin on Saturday night last. The function was attended by Club officials. The adult Scór competitions will begin shortly and the Club is anxious to participate in all of the categories, which include figure dancing, set dancing, instrumental music, solo singing, recitation, ballad group, novelty act and quiz. Those wishing to take part should contact Martin Dolan at 086 2413529 immediately. Best wishes are extended to Club player Peter Lavin who is going to New Zealand to study there as a module of his degree studies. We look forward to his return for the championship. The Club extends its sympathy to the Garvin and Egan families, Boyle on the sad passing of Lucy and to Pat Gannon and family, Ardagh on the death of his mother, Mary, Sandyhill, Charlestown.


The AGM of the ladies board took place in the O’Rourke centre on Saturday last with a large number in attendance. The following officers and team management were elected for 2011. Chairman - Tommy Finan, Vice Chair - Marie McDermott, Secretary - Julie Greene, Asst./Fixtures Secretary - Sarah Callaghan, Treasurer - Sharon Ryan, Asst. Treasurer - Eibhlin Flynn, PRO - Geraldine Kennedy, Registrar - Stacey McGarry, Co Board Delegates - Sarah Callaghan, Anne-Marie Harte and Tommy Finneran, Development Officer - Lavinia Kelly, Culture and Language Officer - Mary O’Connell, Children’s Officer - Collette Kelly. Team Managers: U-16 Vincent Finan. All other team managers to be put in place at first monthly meeting. The reconvened minor board meeting will be held in the O’Rourke centre on Thursday 27th January at 8pm. We extend our sympathy to the Woods and Ward families on the death of Kathleen Woods, Cloonarrow. 


The AGM of Creggs GAA will take place on Friday night in Kilbegnet Hall at 9 pm. All members are requested to attend.


Membership is now due members are asked to pay membership asap. You can contact Padraig Seery or any member of the committee.

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There is great interest being shown in the cycle/climb to Croagh Patrick on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. This is a sponsored initiative and will cater for all categories and if you are considering taking part, you still have plenty of time to start training. The club will also be looking for people to help out on the day with bucket collections, Marshalls. So why not consider this great venture and let it be your New Year Resolution to cycle to and climb Croagh Patrick. The one-year club lotto will be due for renewal on the 12th of February.  Please support. Tickets can be purchased from any club members. The lotto rota is as follows Loughglynn: Tom Nolan and Michael Jordan Gortganny: John Doory. The club extends its sympathy to the following families: The Woods family Cloonmaul and the Regan Family Currahard on the death of Michael Mullen London, formally of Kilmovee.


A very enjoyable night was had by all on our social night last Saturday in Cuisle. The club would like to thank all who joined us on the night, those who bought tickets and couldn’t attend, sponsors of prizes especially Alan Neilan of Neilan Electrical, Cuisle and their staff for excellent food and service. Congratulations to the award recipients: Player of the Year was awarded to Joe Fallon, Junior Player of the Year to Robbie Kilcommons and Young Player of the Year to Niall Keenan. John Fitzmaurice was awarded the Clubperson of the Year on the night for his hard work and dedication to the club. Ironically John was also celebrating his birthday. The club also made a special presentation to Eamon Fallon who recently retired as principal of St. Ciaran’s NS, Fuerty. Eamon was central to the development of football in the area and the club would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for all he has done for young footballers in the parish. The lucky winner of the television was D. Connolly.


Kilbride GAA club will hold  minor club meeting on Monday night, 31st January at 9.000 pm in the clubhouse. All interested in underage football for the coming year should attend this meeting.


The club would like to wish Jim Tighe and his new management team the very best of luck in his new role as intermediate manager for the new year. Also best of luck to Seamus Nugent and his team as the take charge of the junior team. New pitch: For those of you are still unaware or are wondering what the story is on the field of dreams, work is due to commence in April and the pitch will be closed for a period of 12 to 18 months. But the club are currently working to keep a training ground up and running while the work is ongoing. Well done to our scór question time team who represented the club and county in the Connacht finals in Castlebar last weekend. The team of Sharon Duffy, Cormac Tighe, Brian McGlynn and their mentor Nuala Diffley came third on the day with Sligo taking first and our neighbours Bornacoola taking second. 


The annual family night was held in the Hyde Centre last Friday night. It commenced with Mass for deceased club members and was celebrated by Fr. McLoughlin. The night was a great success and we thank the minor board for organising and the managers and parents for having all the youngsters present and we especially thank Fergal O’Donnell for giving so freely of his time to be with us. Camogie: Congratulations to the Convent of Mercy camogie team, which included three Roscommon Gaels players Shauna Mulry, Aisling Feely and Amy King, on winning the Connacht Senior C Camogie Final on Friday last. The team is managed and coached by Teresa Hession assisted by Stephen Lohan. Their next outing is this weekend when they play the Dublin champions in the All Ireland Quarter Final and we wish them the best of luck. Ladies Football: An important meeting for U-16, Minor and Senior players will be held in the Hyde Centre at 9 pm on Friday 28th January. All players are requested to attend this meeting. U-16 training starts on Saturday 29th January at 12 noon in the Hyde. New players are welcome and they can contact Sinead Hynes at 0876439210. U-10 and U-12 training starts this Wednesday 26th January, indoor in the Hyde Centre. Contact Paul at 0871223787 or Frank at (087)9295888. Registration Night: Roscommon Gaels Club Registration Night will be held on Friday 4th February as follows: Beginners, U-8 and U-10  from 7 pm to 8 pm;  U-12 and U-14 from 8 pm to 8.30pm. U-16 and Minor from 8.30 pm to 9 pm; Family Registration 7 pm to 9 pm. All players need to register with the club for the year ahead and every effort should be made to do this on the night.  Membership fees are as follows:- Juvenile  €40;  Students €50;  Single €60 and Family €80. Sympathy: Roscommon Gaels also offer sincere sympathy to the McPhillips family on the death of Syl’s brother, Patsy.


The Minor Board AGM is taking place in the Croghan Community Centre on Friday night (28th Jan) at 8 pm. Membership for the year is due and can be paid on the night. All interested in developing underage gaelic football are invited to attend. 

Reminder that the next lotto draw is on this Saturday night (29th Jan) in Ging’s. Jackpot stands at €7300. A nice amount to win to banish the January blues. As always its €2 or 3 for €5. If your not in you can’t win!


Tickets for the club Christmas draw are still available from any member of the club executive. Tickets cost €5 for one or €10 for three. The draw will take place in Kenny’s Ballintubber on the 28th of January.  The club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Grogan Family Ardnamullagh on the death of Nancy Kirwan, Cornwall and also to Geraldine Keane, Enfield on the death of her mother. 


Congratulations: Congrats to four of our Minor players who recently won the Opportunity Knocks Talent show. They are truly Talented Individuals as in addition to their Music they are four of St Dominic’s best Minor Football and Hurling stars. They are Liam Kilcline, Shane Finneran, Christy McGloin and Eoin Kelly.

Minor Football Ethics Course: An Ethics Course will take place in Culleen Hall on Mon 31st Jan at 7.30 pm. Contact Eddie Fallon or Gabriel Martin for details. 

Successful Football Foundation Course: A very successful Foundation Course took place last Week with 21 Trainers completing the Course over two Nights. Well done to all and thanks to Peter Carney for the course. Minor Football Training: Training takes place on Saturday 29th Jan at 5.30 pm. It was great to see the large numbers at last week’s training. The Management Team for this Year is Colin Finneran, John Devanney, David Corcoran and Padraig Carney. U-14 football training: All Players will be contacted during the week.


Club Membership: Membership now due, payable to registrar Padraig Murray. Every Tuesday in the Club House at 9 pm. Last week’s winners: 13 games, Gerry/Dan. 12 games, Tom/Brendan. Last game, Annie/Jacinta. Ticket Winners – Brendan, Mary, Tom, Padraig. New Players Welcome. St. Faithleach’s GAA: Scór: We are looking for members of the Club who are interested in reviving Scór. (Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Set Dancing, Novelty Act, Recitation and Quiz Team). If you are interested in taking part, please contact: (086) 1721181 or (087) 8172668. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Tiernan Family on the death of their mother, Margaret Tiernan (nee Banahan), Cartron, Kilrooskey.  The Club extends deepest sympathy to Fr. McGonagle on the death of his father, Billy McGonagle, Sligo. The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Mulvihill Family on the death of their mother, Marie Mulvihill. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Johnny Smyth on the death of his brother-in-law Frank Goggins, late of Weekfield.


The Annual General Meeting of the club was held in the Sports Complex on Sunday last. There was a good attendance and in 2011 there will be a strong focus on juvenile football. The Club officers for 2011 are President, Pat Heslin, Chairman Seamus Sweeney, Secretary, Jim Donnellan, Assistant Secretary, Paul Blackwell, Treasurer, Padraig Hunt, Assistant Treasurer, Eddie Heslin, Insurance Officer, Brian Lee, Coaching Officer, Dermot Cox, PRO, Frankie McKiernan, Registrar, Jenny Bruen, Delegates to County Board, Clive Gillespie and Dermot Cox, Northern Board delegate, Frankie McKiernan. The Annual General Meeting of the Club Minor Board is to be held on Sunday next 30 January at 2.30 pm in the Sports Complex. Membership registration takes place on Saturday next 29 January at the Sports Complex at 7 pm. Membership charges have been revised and the following charges will apply for 2011: Family membership €60, family membership and annual lotto subscription €100, family membership €60, family membership and annual lotto subscription €100. Individual membership €40, Individual membership and annual lotto subscription €80. Juvenile/student membership €20, Juvenile/student membership and annual lotto subscription €60. 


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot when the draw was held on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 9,15,26 and 28. Consolation prizes were won by the following €70 Melanie Relehan, Ballyfarnon, €30 Tracy Mattimoe, Keadue, €15 Lorna Gralton, Ballyfarnon, €15 Ray Conlon, Geevagh, €15 Marie Shivnan, Ballyfarnon. The jackpot next week will be €3,200 and the draw will be held in Mc Ranns, Mount Allen.


The club recently held its AGM and the following officers were elected, Presidents: Luke Dolan & Sean McGrath, Chairman: Martin Silke, Secretary: Joanne McGinley, Treasurer: Johnny Murphy, PRO: presently vacant, Delegates to the County Board: Martin Silke & Colm Dowd, Northern Board Delegate: Declan Kavanagh.

Membership is now due for 2011, Single €40 Couple €50 Student €20. New members are more than welcome to join the club. The club would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Pat Compton on recently being elected as the new county coaching officer at the county convention. The club would like to express it’s deepest sympathies to the McPhilips family, Elphin Street, on the recent death of Patsy. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dhílis.



The Four Roads Ladies Football Club are holding their AGM on Sunday January 30th at 5 pm in Tisrara Community Centre. All interested in promoting, organising and playing ladies football in the parish are invited to attend.


U-14 County Trials: U14 trials will be taking place in Hyde Park next Saturday 29th January at 12pm for the following clubs- Boyle, St Ronan’s, Ballinameen, Eire Óg, Shannon Gaels, Western Gaels, Michael Glaveys, Kilmore, Elphin, Castlerea St Kevin’s, St Croan’s, Strokestown, Kilglass Gaels. U14 trials for the following clubs will take place on Sunday 30th January at 1 pm. Padraig Pearses, St. Brigids, Clann na nGael, St. Dominics, Four Roads, St. Ciarans, Roscommon Gaels, Kilbride, Oran, St Marys, St. Faithleach’s, St. Barry’s.

Please contact Pat Leonard at with names of players your club is sending forward for trials. Presentation Night: The Presentation night for players that represented Roscommon teams in 2010 will be held in the Abbey Hotel on Friday 18th of February at 8 pm. Entertainment on the night will be provided by the Looney Hoppers. The National President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Pat Quill, will be in attendance on the night. Church Gate Collections: Roscommon Ladies County Board would like to thank all that co-ordinated, assisted and supported the Annual Church Gate Collection held around the county last weekend.


Presentation night: A very successful presentation night took place in the Percy French Hotel on Saturday night. Hopefully there will be as many medals to be given out next year. Thanks to the Looney Hoppers for making this a very successful night!

GAA Skills: Coaching for Girls age 8-12 years at 4.30 pm every Saturday January 22nd in the community centre. Please come along and bring a friend. The more the merrier! Intermediate Football: Training in the old pitch on Sunday at 10 o’ clock. 

Texas Hold’em will take place in Hagans on the 6th of February. Thanks to everyone who supported the county board church gate collection last weekend.


St Mary’s AGM will take place on Thursday at 9 pm in the clubrooms. Please attend this important meeting.



Membership: Senior €100, Students €40, Minor €20, Club Members €20, Gym Membership €160. Please contact Club Registrars Martin on 087-9836508 or James on 086-3732918 to renew membership. All members wishing to continue to receive regular Club Texts please renew membership as soon as possible. FBD League: Roscommon play NUIG this Sunday in Ballyforan at 2 pm in the FBD League. Members wishing to help out with stewarding please report to the pitch at 1 pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated. 


The AGM of the Minor Hurling Club took place on Friday night and which was very well attended. The following officers were elected to the Minor Board for 2011. Chairman: Simon Coyle, Secretary: Mike Donnelly, PRO: Adrian Mannion. The Minor Club are holding a registration night next Friday night 28 January in Tisrara Community Centre from 7 pm to 8 pm for all underage players, U8 to Minor/U18. All players must be registered to be eligible to play. Some competitions are starting soon so it is essential that all underage players attend the registration night. Registration fees for 2011 are €20 per player or €50 for 3 or more underage players from the same family.



The AGM of Four Roads Camógie Club will be held on Sunday next, the 30th January at 3 pm in Tisrara Community Centre. All members, coaches, parents and anyone interested in the future of camógie in the parish are invited to attend. All nominations for positions should be forwarded to Brenda Hughes before the meeting.