Wednesday, 1 April 2015

GAA Club Notes


A very important month in the history of Padraig Pearses GAA club commences with the KLR sponsored senior hurlers taking on Tremane in the semi-final of the Championship in Athleague this Saturday at 5pm. Tom Carey’s charges will have to do without the injured Alan Loughnane for this encounter. Then the Oliver Brooks sponsored Senior Ladies take on the much-vaunted St. Brigid’s in their final, also on Saturday in Knockcroghery at 5.30pm. Pearses have a very young team and are building for the future. However, every player will be looking to perform to the best of their ability on the day. The ladies have made a huge effort this year and all support from the club would be very welcome. It is most unfortunate that both games clash as our club members would like to take in the two matches and maybe the powers-that-be can still find a way for this to happen.

The Senior Football Final has been switched to October 19th if our hurlers win, if not the game will be on the 12th. Please show your support for all teams by flying your team’s colours. Flags can be purchased in the clubhouse for €5.

U-12 Football Championship: Pearses caused the shock of the year when defeating a highly-fancied Boyle team by 4-0 to 1-7 in the U-12 A quarter-final on Wednesday the 24th September. 

Congratulations to Aine Ryan who followed in her father’s footsteps and graced the Croke Park pitch when she was selected to take part in the All-Ireland Mini 7’s on All-Ireland final day. Pearses brought a bus to Croke Park and everyone from children to parents had a great day.

Scór notes: A meeting took place recently of Scór in Pearses clubhouse. As this is the 40th anniversary of Scór in Co. Roscommon and as concern has been expressed of the low numbers of participants from South Roscommon clubs, a big effort is being made this year to take part. Pearses intends to participate in both Scór na bpáistí (national schools)and Scór na n-og (U-17’s) in October and November 08. Much help is needed and would be appreciated.


On next Saturday night, the 4th of October, Tulsk GAA along with friends and neighbours of Gearoid McCormack are holding a function in his honour in the Tulsk Inn. As you will recall Gearoid was assaulted in The Czech Republic early in the summer and is currently on the road to a full recovery. Music on the night is by Gracelands and your support would be greatly appreciated. It was a worrying times for the parish while he was in hospital, and it’s great to get the opportunity to celebrate his return to good health, and to the club with himself and his family. Please support this local cause.

Tulsk Junior League team drew with St Ronan’s on Sunday in Elphin. It was as a good fast-paced game and Tulsk can count themselves unlucky not to have won this game. Tulsk played well and were more economical with the ball, only kicking 4 wides’ to Ronan’s 17. The replay will probably be in a couple of weeks. Junior training continues as planned, as a place in the Northern Final in both the league and championship are still up for grabs.

Bon Voyage: Darragh Hussey, a regular on Tulsk’s Intermediate Team since he was age 16, departs the club for Australia this week. He stuck with the club through thick and thin and has put in man of the match performances on many occasions. The club would like to wish him the very best of luck. 

Tulsk men Nigel and Cathal Dineen have booked themselves a place in the county final after Castlerea won their epic battle with Western Gaels on Sunday.

Tulsk St Marys: The U-16 Girls have qualified for the Div 1 Semi final next Sunday at 4pm in Tulsk. They have done well all year. Thanks to Alan Burns and Brendan O’Connor, their effort hopefully will now bring them success. Support is vital for this game to help the girls to a county final.

U-12 St. Mary’s football training on Monday 6th October from 6-6.30pm. 

Camogie training on Friday 3rd October from 6-7pm. The management and players of the camogie and hurling club wish the U-12 team all the best on Saturday in Hyde Park.


Junior Championship - Mid-South B Final: We had a 1 point win over Clan na Gael in the Mid-South Junior B Final on Sunday last in Hyde Park. Final Score: St. Faithleachs 0-8 Clan na Gael 0-7. Captain Brian Scally was presented with the Cup afterwards. Congratulations and well done to all.

O’Rourke Cup: See fixtures for next game.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Ann Marie McCaffery and Family on the death of Eamon McCaffery, Cloontuskert.

Junior Ladies were defeated by Strokestown on Saturday last. Next game against Shannon Gaels. See fixtures for details. 

U-12 girls: A good win over Ballinameen on Thursday last brings the U-12 girls through to the Semi-Final. 


U-8 and beginners are now finished for 2008 and we would like to thank all the players for turning out in such numbers throughout the summer and especially to the parents who brought them along and a special thanks to all the trainers for their time.

This Sunday morning our U-10s travel to Ballyleague for a blitz. All players please be at Ballyleague Pitch at 11.45am.

A Sliver ladies watch (Ascot) was found at the pitch following the U-10 and U-8 fair games, also found was a Green pouch with some money. If you are the owner of either contact Aidan Finnerty (086-2133854). 

St. Dominic’s are currently running a fundraiser with prize money to the value of €100,000. Tickets are priced at €100. The Draw is been run in conjunction with the County Board Draw and the Draw will now take place on Saturday 11th Oct.

Our senior footballers play Clan na nGael on this Saturday evening in Kiltoom at 5.30pm in the O’Gara Cup semi-final. Dominic’s are boosted by the return to full fitness of Michael Finneran, Aidan Weir and Conor Fallon for this game. 

Our Minor footballers were defeated in the County semi-final replay against St Barrys in Ballyleague on Friday evening last. Well done to the lads and the management team who put in a great effort throughout the year.

Our U-16s had a hard earned six-point victory over Shannon Gaels in Knockcroghery on Sunday morning last. Indeed Shannon Gaels had the upper-hand up until the last ten minutes but then Dominic’s took control and scored 1-3 without reply and so now qualify for the League Semi-Final which is due to be played in two weeks’ time.

Our U-12’s were defeated in the Div 1 semi-final by an excellent Clan na Gael Team in Kiltoom on Wednesday evening last. Despite losing, Dominic’s can be proud of how they played throughout the year and are a very talented bunch of lads and will do the Club proud in the coming years.

Ladies Football: Our U-12 team travelled to Tarmonbarry last Wednesday to compete in the Quarter Finals against St. Barrys. It was a first time the ladies played under lights but this didn’t deter the girls and they came away victorious on the evening. 

Our U-16s bowed out of the championship last Tuesday to an in-form Strokestown team in the Quarter Final. Thanks to all the girls for their commitment to the team. We would like to thank the manager, trainers and all those that assisted with the team for their time and patience, it was much appreciated. 

The Club wish all the best to Mike and Gene who were married at the weekend. 

The Club extends its sympathy to the Beirne family, Corboley on the death of Irene’s mother, Brigid Coyle of Lanesboro.


The intermediate team bowed out of the championship on Saturday evening last with the opposition of Boyle snatching a one-point win from an injury-time score. It was a very tight encounter from the start and despite a very good second half performance, it was not to be for the Ballintubber/Ballymoe men. Final score, Boyle 1-8 Croans 0-10. 

The minor team progressed to the semi-final stage of the Division Two championship over the weekend, after a good win over neighbours Tulsk, in what was an entertaining local derby. 

The U-16 team were in action twice midweek and earned to good victories in their league campaign. Recently they travelled to Ballyfarnon and defeated the home side, while on Thursday evening they hosted Kilmore in Enfield and a great team performance gave them a second deserved win. 

The club would like to congratulate Diarmuid Lannon on his fine performance in Croke Park. Diarmuid represented the county in Croke Park on All-Ireland Final day in the Cumann na mBunscoil mini sevens. 


The senior hurlers bowed out of the championship for another year when they drew with Oran last Saturday. A big thank you on behalf of the club to the players, selectors and the team management (under manager Gerry Browne) for their great efforts over a long season.

The minor footballers are scheduled to play against St. Ciaran’s in the county Division 1 final in Hyde Park on Sunday next. We wish the team under managers Danny Costello and David Kelly the very best of luck and we urge all Gaels supporters to come along and support the team on the day. The throw-in is down for 2 pm.

Ladies Football: The senior team play Kilglass Gaels on Saturday in Knockcroghery at 4pm in the Shield final. Best of luck to all concerned.

The U-16 beam bowed out of the championship last Tuesday week but they had a great season. Thanks to all concerned for their efforts.

U-12: The team have qualified for the Division 1 semi-final. They played Clann na nGael on Wednesday (1st Oct.) in Hyde Park at 6.15 pm. Further details next week. The U-12 team went to the All-Ireland ladies finals in Croke Park last Sunday. A great day was had by all.

The club have started a major fund-raiser. The draw will be held in six weeks time and the tickets are €20 each. It is imperative that this draw is a success because of the huge amount of money that we need to spend on our development at Lisnamult. Every club member is asked to help out.

Youth Disco on Friday 3rd October at Hyde Centre 9.45-12.30 am. Admission €8. Strictly no alcohol.

The club are inviting members to view their 2009 playing kit and leisure gear catalogue in the Hyde Centre on Saturday 11th October 2008 between 10am and 12 noon. Special discounted launch prices available to members in October. Catalogues and order forms available from team managers and club officers.


Ladies Championship: Congratulations are extended to Nicole Nestor who took part in the Mini-Seven’s at half time during the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Final.

The senior ladies had a very successful trip to Naomh Mearnog/St. Sylvestor’s GAA Club for the All-Ireland Seven’s Competition on Saturday last.  The girls were unlucky to meet a very on form home side for their first game and despite an excellent second half performance the home side took the honours. Indeed Naomh Mearnog/St. Sylvestor’s subsequently went on to win the overall senior competition. Later in the morning the St. Brigid’s girls went on to comprehensively beat Rockban from County Donegal with the highest score in the tournament and followed this with a win over St. Facthna’s from Carlow and Termon from Donegal. These victories secured a place in the semi-finals where the Roscommon side took on and defeated Shanahoe from Laois.

In the Shield Final the girls met Na Fianna from Dublin and after giving a very determined performance the St. Brigid’s team were narrowly defeated by a single goal. The girls played superb football throughout the day and we now look forward to their next outing for the County Final on Saturday next 4th October against Padraig Pearses in Knockcroghery at 5.30pm. Please come and support the girls whose achievements deserve a large and colourful following.

Our U-16 girls qualified for the County Semi-Final after a very good win over Roscommon Gaels. They will play their semi-final game on this Friday evening 3rd October, against Strokestown venue to be announced.

Golf Society: St. Brigid’s Golf Society outing in Esker Hills on Saturday 4th October 2008 tee off from 9.20am to 10.20am.Society T-Shirts available from P.J. at 086/8053037.


Our minors enjoyed a great victory on Friday night against Western Gaels in the county semi-final. The lads won on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-8. This was a great team performance and they are now looking forward to the county final in a few weeks’ time. Thanks to all who supported on the night, now let’s hope this team can go all the way and win the final. 


Well done to our Gilmartins Cash & Carry sponsored senior team on their great win over a gallant Western Gaels Team in Hyde Park On Sunday evening last. Final score Castlerea St Kevins 1-12, Western Gaels 1- 9. (See match report). 

They now play Padraig Pearses in the county final which is scheduled for Sunday 12th September but there is a distinct possibility that it may go back to the 19th. Well done to all concerned with the team, and preparations, and we wish you well in the final. We hope to see local houses and business premises decked out in the maroon white and green over the next couple of weeks.

Bingo: John Flynn Tarmon was the lucky winner of the €3,300 jackpot in the O’Rourke Centre on Friday night last. The jackpot was on 50 calls and John claimed his prize on the 49th call. Congrats John, you were a very worthy winner. 

Co. Board Draw: Tickets for Roscommon Co. Board Draw are available from any club officer. First Prize is a massive €50,000 with numerous cars and holidays also to be won. Get your tickets soon, €100 each and the draw is now scheduled for Saturday night 11th October in the Abbey Hotel.


The National Automation sponsored U-16 team were defeated by St Croans on Thursday last in the league. This weekend sees the National Automation sponsored minor team compete in the county minor championship final for the Brian King memorial cup against St Barrys. The team have worked very hard to get to the final and hope they can now go on and do the business on the day. 

All roads will lead to Kilglass on Saturday evening at 5pm and the club urges everyone in the parish, young and old to come out to the match and give the lads that extra push in the final. The club also asks as many people as possible to put a Kilmore flag outside your house in support for the lads on Saturday. 

The U-8 team took part in an blitz hosted by Shannon Gaels on Saturday and the club would like to thank Shannon Gaels for inviting Kilmore to take part. Anyone who hasn’t yet bought a ticket for the Roscommon GAA draw is asked to contact any member of the executive in the coming week.


The Lynch Roofing sponsored intermediate team’s long overdue championship relegation clash with Castlerea will take place this Saturday evening at 5pm in Ballinlough. A win for our side will ensure they stay in the intermediate championship for another year. Best of luck to the team and management.

The U-16’s league game away to St. Aidan’s was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Gerry Clarke.   

The U-12 girls were defeated by Roscommon Gaels in the championship quarter-final last week. They put up a brave performance against a very strong Gaels side. This result means the girls will play in the Division One ‘B’ semi-final. 

The club wishes to extend sympathy to the Murphy and Clarke families, Lisacul, on their recent bereavements.  


It was a quiet week this week on the football front, but the coming weekend is lining up to be very busy. The minor team play in the Championship Semi final against St Croans, see fixtures for details. 

The U-16s were given the game against Ballinameen scheduled to be played last Sunday. They play St Michaels this Sunday in Elphin at 12. This is a very important game for the U-16’s as they need to win to keep they semi final hopes alive. The U-12s also have a big game this weekend when they play Kilglass in the Championship Final. It is extremely important to support all these teams in these crucial games, as all their efforts for the year are culminating into one game.

The club is proud to announce that a number of new features have been added to the club website. Along with match reports, photos from the past and present, videos of games including the 2006 minor final, all the latest news and fixtures for all age groups, there have been new additions to this list. You can now do the club lotto online, get the club crest sent to your mobile phone and subscribe to weekly newsletters containing all the latest information. You can get all this on Thanks to all that have participated in the lotto online, to do it online log onto the website for more information. 

Congratulations to Katie Kiloran and the Roscommon Mini skills team which defeated Wicklow in Croke Park Last Sunday.



Our U-10 panel had a very enjoyable visit to Boyle for the local club’s blitz day on last Saturday. Our two teams won all their games and our thanks is extended to Pat Goldrick and the Boyle club for the kind invitation and hospitality. Our thanks also to the parents for the transport and support and to Gerry & Anne Hagan for the refreshments on return. 

Our U-12 team lost out by a point to Oran and now face a play-off against St. Aidan’s. 

Our U-16 team lost their league encounter to St. Aidan’s by 4-7 to 1-7 in a game played in Strokestown in very poor conditions. 

Congratulations to U-12 stalwart Aisling Hanley who was picked to play in Croke Park during the ladies final on Sunday. Well done Aisling.   



Well done to our U-16 hurlers who beat Oran in the county semi final last Monday in Athleague under lights. It was a wet and miserable evening, but there was a few good spells of hurling. The final score was Four Roads 6-8 to Orans’ 1-6. This win puts us in the final against St. Dominic’s.

Our senior hurlers are out this Saturday in Athleague in the second of two semi-finals at 3.30 pm against Athleague. We wish them the very best of luck. 


The club would like to wish the best of luck to the Tremane senior team & management in this weekend county senior hurling semi-final. All support of the team will be appreciated.


Our Junior C team played Sylane in the quarter-final of the championship on Sunday at midday in Turloughmore in which they won comfortably on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-6. Ballygar were missing three influential players, David Naughton, Fintan Walsh and captain John Hanly through injury but this gave a chance to fringe players to stake their claim in this very competitive panel of lads. Well done lads again.

Later on Sunday evening our Intermediate team played their preliminary Quarterfinal against Tynagh Abbey-Duniry in Ballinasloe at 5pm. Unfortunately our lads came out second best on the day losing on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-14.

A special thanks to the entire panel of players for putting in the hard work in training since the first week in February and a special thanks to the management of Frank Carty, Paddy Flynn, Gerry Kelly and Michael Lohan for their work with the team. Commiserations once again.     



U-16: Last Tuesday week the team travelled to Woodmount to play Padraig Pearses in the Shield semi-final. A tough, tight game was contested by both teams and we came out victorious on a scoreline of 3-7 to 3-4. 

Juniors: Training continues on Thursday evening at 7pm. 

 The club wishes Ngaire Nelwand a speedy recovery from her recent injury.


The U-16 girls were defeated by Kilglass Gaels on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-03. Best for Glavey’s team were M. Neena, P. Jennings and L. Walsh. The club would like to thank Marta Regan, Mary Regan and Finbarr Brady for their efforts with the team during the year. 

U-12 girls play Clan na nGael (B) team in the county semi final on Thursday evening. See fixtures for time and venue.


The Board would like to express their sympathy with the fixtures secretary, Sandra Shanager, on the death of her father-in-law.


Our U-12’s were beaten by a physically stronger St. Brigid’s side in their semi final on Wednesday evening last. The score was Brigid’s 2-10 Strokestown 2-4. The girls put up an exceptional battle and never stopped trying until the final whistle.

Our U-16s held on to their unbeaten record with a great defeat over St. Dominic’s in the A Championship quarter final. Final Score 8-19 to 1-1. The girls now go on to play St. Brigid’s in the semi final on Friday 3rd October, venue and time to be confirmed. 

The Junior ladies defeated a strong St. Faithleachs side on Saturday last in their last group game of the Championship. Final Score 4-17 to 1-2. The girls will play St. Barrys this Sunday in the Championship Semi Final. Congrats to all teams on getting to the semis and best of luck!


The Intermediate Ladies will play Eastern Harps of Sligo next Saturday in the first round of the Connacht Championship. It’s a home game for Kilbride and the match begins at 4pm. The very best of luck to the panel and the management team who have worked hard throughout the year. We ask all supporters to make an effort to attend the game to encourage the girls at this important stage.



The playing season for all under-age teams has come to an end for the Club for 2008. The U-12, U-14 and U-16 teams were successful in their finals whilst the U-18 team were defeated in the final by Oran after previously beating them in the round robin section of the competition.

The club would like to thank all the under age players for their participation throughout the season and hopefully they will all be back on the playing fields again next season. It is to be hoped that all the 2nd level players and 3rd level players continue to play the game during the academic year in their schools and colleges.

The club would like to congratulate Chloe Gacquin, a member of the successful U-12 team on being chosen to represent Roscommon in Croke Park on Sunday last for the All-Ireland Ladies Football Primary School Blitz. It is a great honour for Chloe and her family to have been chosen for this prestigious day in Croke Park and hopefully she will grace the playing fields there in the future as either a camogie or ladies football player with the county.

The senior team are back in training for the Connacht Junior Club Final.