Monday, 30 March 2015

Rossie Day competition winners

As part of Roscommon GAA’s ‘Rossie Day’ event last month all schools which took part were put into a draw to receive a coaching session at their school from members of the team and Roscommon GAA coaches. 

  Entries were received from over 30 schools and the winners, drawn last Friday, were Creagh NS, Ballinasloe, the Parochial School, Boyle, The Convent Primary School, Roscommon and Roscommon Community College. 

  The three Primary Schools will be visited over the coming weeks while the students of Roscommon Community College will receive their coaching when the new term begins in September. 

  Once again, Roscommon GAA would like to thank everyone that took part in Rossie Day, particularly the teachers and students who went to great lengths to show their colours. Your efforts in ‘painting the county’ (and beyond) in yellow and blue helped create a great atmosphere in the county and contributed to the large crowd which travelled to Tullamore.     

  A selection of photos from Rossie Day can be viewed on This is a public page and a Facebook account is not required to view the photos.

  Keenly aware of the large number of supporters that have emigrated over the past few years and in order to show them that they have not been forgotten, Roscommon GAA ran a photographic competition in order to get them involved in Rossie Day. 

  The Rossies abroad were invited to submit a photograph of themselves showing their support for the team and what followed proved to be a big success with photographs arriving from throughout Europe and as far away as Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the USA. 

  All images were displayed on the Roscommon GAA Facebook page for the Rossies at home to vote on and after the voting closed on Thursday night last the winner was Ryan Hardiman, who was photographed in Orlando, Florida. A prize pack, including a Roscommon jersey, will be on its way to Ryan shortly.

Issue dated: 08 June 2012
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