CLANN NA GAEL
Ladies Club AGM will be held on Friday 21st November in the Clubhouse at 9pm. The Minor Board AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Monday 24th November at 8pm while the Senior Board AGM takes place on Friday 5th December at 8pm. All are welcome.
Bus Eireann U-21 Championship: Clann na nGael 0-7 Padraig Pearses 1-4
An injury time point by David Lennon earned a draw for Clann in Woodmount on Sunday against Padraig Pearses. The result now means that Clann have to defeat Elphin to secure a place in the final. Clann now play Elphin next Saturday in Elphin at 2.30pm.
Reuben’s Ladies Minor Championship: Clann na nGael 3-12 St Brigid’s 4-8
Despite trailing by eleven points late in the first half, Clann defeated St Brigid’s by a point with an injury-time penalty scored by Gillian Egan in Kiltoom on Saturday. The match was played in perfect conditions and Clann started off well with three points inside 4 minutes by Niamh O’Brien, Michelle Harney-Nolan and Blana Gately. They soon trailed by four points after St Brigid’s scored two breakaway goals. On the resumption the Clann half-back line of Gillian Wall, Martina O’Brien and Clodagh Rock dominated possession along with midfielders Blana Gately and Kimberley Finlass and the scores soon followed. Niamh O’Brien set up Michelle Harney-Nolan for a well taken goal before 3 points from Niamh O’Brien and a point from Michelle left Clann two in arrears half way through the half. But another St Brigid’s goal seemed to leave Clann with a mountain to climb. The industrious Rebecca Naughton scored a great point from an impossible angle before a Blana Gately point left three in it. The Clann full back line of Amy Shine, Rosa Shine and Sorcha McManus were in total command by this stage and the half-forward line of Aisling Lennon, Rebecca Naughton and Keeva Dunning were running the legs of the St Brigid’s defence as Clann attacked in waves but Brigitta Menton in the St Brigid’s goal was performing magnificently. A Gillian Egan point was then followed by her dramatic penalty to leave Clann still fighting for a place in knock-out stages. It was another great performance by this group of players, who despite their young age continue to raise the bar for themselves.
Our Think Energy U-21s bowed out of the championship at the weekend by drawing with Strokestown in Strokestown. They played well but concentration on achieving a number of early goals to erase a large scoring average deficit meant that point-scoring opportunities were not availed of. Thanks to the lads and the management for their commitment. The crucial Tansey Cup game versus St Faithleachs will be played this weekend – see fixtures for details.
We now know that St Michaels will be our opponents in the Division 4 semi final – see fixtures for possible details of this game.
CASTLEREA ST KEVINS
A disappointing end to our O’Rourke Cup campaign on Sunday last when our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team went down to St Brigid’s on a 3-9 to 0-5 scoreline in a poor game. While this was a disappointing end to the year, after winning the senior championship just three weeks ago, it is worth pointing out that since the first O’Rourke Cup game against Strokestown on 9th March this team has played 29 games between league, championship, Leo Kenny Cup and friendlies in a 32 week period – some would have played either intermediate, junior, U 21 and or minor as well. There was a minimum of two training sessions every week and three some weeks so we should not be too critical after Sunday last of those tired lads who gave us so many thrills and spills all year. They can now have a deserved break and reflect on a great year and hopefully the entire squad, including management, will be back fully recharged early in the new year – well done lads and thanks for the memories.
Our U-21 team were well beaten by Elphin in their championship game on Saturday evening last on a 3-10 to 0-4 scoreline. This was a very disappointing result, especially for the management team of Derek Flynn, Martin Costello and Noel Curran who put in a great effort with the lads.
Having drawn with Roscommon Gaels in the county B final, our Under 12s were well prepared for the replay on Saturday last in Rockfield. Despite a very spirited performance, they were unable to repeat last year’s victory over the same opposition. Our lads gave their all but could not match the scoring power of the Gaels on the day. Thanks to the mentors, match officials and Oran for the use of the pitch.
Our Minors had to give best to St Dominic’s in the first round of 9-a-side section of the competition on Sunday.
The U-21’s clash with St. Croan’s did not go ahead at the weekend. However as a result of Strokestown’s draw with Boyle on Saturday, our side’s hopes of progress in the competition have gone. It’s unclear at the time of writing if our outstanding fixture with Croan’s will be played or not.
A three-man committee of Kevin Conry, Pat Doory and Jimmy Nolan has been formed to search for a manager of the Intermediate men’s team for the coming year. Anyone with an interest in the position or anyone who is aware of individuals who wish to be considered for the role is asked to contact any member of the aforementioned committee.
The club hopes to sell a number of Éire Óg jerseys, both adult and under-age, in the run up to Christmas. Those who wish to place an order for them are asked to contact the PRO on 087-9336104 within the next week.
The closing date for the renewal of the annual club lotto subscription is fast approaching, with the coming year’s membership starting on Saturday December 13th at Creaton’s Bar, Loughglynn. A special draw will be held on the night where a number of prizes will be on offer for all those who have signed up. New subscribers to the lotto are very much welcome.
It was a successful weekend on the football front for both teams that were involved. The U-21’s produced a very clinical and commanding display in defeating Castlerea by 3-11 to 0-4. Leading by 1-6 to 0-1 at half-time Elphin made a somewhat sluggish start with Castlerea getting 2 points in the space of two minutes. But Elphin steadied the ship and ran out comprehensive winners.
Next weekend the U-21s will play the decisive game in the group against Clann Na Gael in Elphin this Saturday at 2.30. This is effectively a Championship semi-final and all support is needed to encourage them team. The minors had an extremely had fought match on Sunday against Western Gaels in the playoff for the league semi final. Elphin were slow off the blocks and Western Gaels took advantage opening up a 1-6 to 0-2 point lead, Elphin fought back well in the last ten minutes of the half and trailed by 1-7 to 1-4 at the break. The game was tit-for-tat in the opening period of the second half with both team-trading scores. With less than a minute left in the game Western Gaels got a goal to bring the game to extra time, with the score at 2-10 a piece. Extra-time was a tight affair with both teams running on empty but Elphin did enough to take the game by 2-13 to 2-12. Both teams should be praised for produced a reasonably high standard of football in difficult conditions. They will now face St Aidan’s in the League semi final, the date of when it is to be played has yet to be decided.
Fuerty GAA are holding a Players Night in d’Altons on November 21st at 9 pm. All players are asked to be in attendance as the player and young player of the year awards will be presented on the night. This promises to be a great night’s entertainment and all players past and present, non-players, members and parishioners are invited to attend.
A Table quiz in aid of Fuerty GAA is being held in d’Altons on the 6th of December. All players and members are asked to bring a team on the night.
Kilglass had a busy enough week on the field this week with two games played. On Friday night our U-21 team played Kilbride in the championship. Although Kilglass seemed to be the better side they were beaten by Kilbride and unless there is a mathematical miracle, this result will see them out of the championship.
On Saturday last our Rooskey Transport U-16 team played Oran in the league semi final. Oran were a lot stronger in many key positions and ran out easy winners in the end. The club would like to thank all the lads for their effort all during the year and hope to see them all out again next year.
On Sunday in Ballyleague our Kiernan Construction junior team played St Josephs in the league. Kilglass were on top form from the start and played a very fast skilful game. Kilglass were easy winners in the end. All roads lead to Hyde Park next Sunday for the junior Connacht final against Killala of Mayo. The Pauric Murphy minor girls team had no game this week and are now in the quarterfinal, which could be played this weekend. Check fixtures for details.
The club would like to thank John William Hanley and the St Faithleachs club for the use of their pitch on Sunday last it was very much appreciated and won’t be forgotten.
The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Tom Compton who fell ill last week. We hope to see Tom out and about soon.
The Hillstreet Quarries sponsored U-21 team are due to play the re-fixed game against Kilbride this weekend, please check fixtures for time and day. The club wishes Kilglass Gaels the best of luck in the Connacht junior final this weekend. An important executive meeting will take place this Friday night at 9pm in the clubrooms. All underage players in the club should now have received their sponsorship cards for the sponsored walk, anyone who has not received one or wishes to take part in the sponsored walk please contact Brian Carroll (087-2420896) or Chris Gannon (085-1742512). The night at the dogs takes place on Saturday night the 29th of November in Mullingar. Tickets are €50 and are currently on sale from all members of the executive. Included in the ticket is transport to and from the track, admission, race card and €4 free bet and also the chance to win €1,000.
The club wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and relatives of the late John Glynn who died recently in Kilkenny after a short illness. John who was a regular visitor to the parish will be sadly missed by all who knew him but most of all by his family.
Minor girls defeated Eire Óg with a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-6. Girls are now into Shield semi-final this weekend. Check with management for time and venue. Training on Friday at 7 pm.
Our minors came out on top in a fantastic game against old rivals Croan’s in the quarter final of the league on Sunday last. Oran 1-9, Croan’s 0-11. Oran trailed at the break by 0-7 to 0-5 with Oran’s points coming from Ray Cassidy and Shane Regan. Oran trailed by 0-10 to 0-5 midway through the 2nd half but produced a brilliant comeback. John Concannon pointed and then David Concannon goaled to reduce the deficit to one. Then David McDermott pointed to level up matters. Ray Cassidy then pointed to put us one ahead. Fair play to Croan’s they levelled matters but up stepped Ray Cassidy to fire home the Winner. Well done to all especially Mark Gunning, David McDermott and Matthew Whyte who played in both games.
The Oran U-16’s have progressed to the County U-16 league final after a fine win over Kilglass Gaels in the semi final played in Rockfield on Saturday last. Oran 1-12, Kilglass Gaels 0-4. Oran lead at the break by 0-7 to 0-2 with points from Darragh McCormack, Paul Kenny, David McDermott, Mark Gunning and Michael Gunning. Thomas Curley goaled brilliantly midway through the second half to secure a fine win. The backline were brilliant all through and they made life very difficult for their opponents.
We wish a speedy recovery to Donal Keane and Darragh McCormack who suffered injuries.
U-21 Football Championship: Pearses 1-4 Clan na Gael 0-7: A depleted Pearses U-21 Football team put up a fine second half performance to earn a draw against a strong Clan na Gael side in Pairc an Phiarsaigh last Sunday. Clan settled early and despite numerous chances for the home side they led by six points to no score at half time. It was a much improved Pearses side who emerged in the second half and points from Sean Ryan, Aaron Fehilly (2) and Emmet Kelly left 2 points between the teams, then after a fine run from Cathal O’Sullivan his pass found Shane Dolan who sent the ball to the back of the net to give Pearses the lead going into injury-time but Clan had enough time to find the equaliser and so end Pearses interest in this year’s competition. Aidan Coleran’s charges can take great heart from this performance most of whom will be available again next year.
Pearses U-18’s had a great win over St Dominic’s in the semi-final of the championship to qualify for the this years final against Roscommon Gaels next Sunday, venue and time to be arranged see local press for details.
In 1958 the Moore Football team won the County Junior Football Championship. This was a wonderful achievement for the parish. On Saturday 22nd November a reunion of this team will take place in the clubhouse. The evening will start with Mass at 8.30pm for deceased members of the team, a book of remembrance is available for names to be included. A social evening will follow with a presentation to the team, so a great night is expected and all are welcome.
This week’s fixtures (subject to confirmation): O’Rourke Cup Senior Football Final: Pearses v St Brigid’s, Sunday 23rd November, Kiltoom 2.30pm.
The U-21 football team are due to play this weekend. Please check fixtures for details. Training continues as usual this week.
The annual family night will take place on Friday 28th November. There will be Mass for deceased club members at 7 pm on the night. More details next week.
Ladies Football: Minor training in Hyde Park on Thursday night at 7.30 pm. Shield final on Sunday next at 1.30 pm. See fixtures for details.
The club draw will take place on Friday 5th December. Would those members who have tickets sold please return them to Harry Hoare or any club officer. It is very important that this draw is a success.
The club are working on a newsletter, which should be ready prior to the AGM on December 14th.
Our Lotto Syndicate tickets are still available. Please contact Mark on 0863238005, Terence on 0868061519 or David on 0868546100 if interested.
Commiserations to our sister club Four Roads who narrowly lost out to Cappataggle in the Intermediate Connacht Final on Sunday last by one point.
St. Barry’s minor board AGM will take place on Tuesday 25th November at 8.30 pm in St. Barry’s clubhouse.
The extension to the clubhouse is due to open towards the end of the month. The work carried out has added tremendously to the facilities already there. The club is proud to be able to cater for all groups within the parish and the fact that the GAA has thrown its doors open to all in the parish has spared us the expense of a Community Centre – so we urge all to use this facility.
O’Rourke Cup: St. Brigid’s 3-9 Castlerea St. Kevin’s 0-5. St. Brigid’s senior team qualified for the final of the O’Rourke Cup beating Castlerea St. Kevin’s in Kilbride on Sunday last.
Division 4 League: St. Brigid’s 0-10 Kilbride 2-07.
The minor team hosted neighbours Oran, in Enfield on Sunday last in a division 2 league play-off. The side had a consistent first half performance had a two-point advantage at the interval. The game was neck and neck throughout however Oran took advantage of their chances in the final quarter and at the final whistle were one-point winners.
The A.G.M. of the Senior Football Club will take place on this Sat 22nd November at 8 pm in the Meeting Room. The AGM of St. Dominic’s Camogie Club will take place on Sunday, 23rd November 2008 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Pitch. All are welcome.
Roscommon County Camogie Board will hold a Gala Fashion Show in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 8.00 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 each and can be obtained by contacting any member of St. Dominic’s Camogie Club.
The A.G.M. of the Senior Hurling Club takes place on Sun 23rd Nov at 5.30pm in the Meeting room. The A.G.M. of the Club Executive will take place on Sunday 30th November at 4pm in Culleen Hall.
The replay of the senior relegation play-off against Strokestown takes place on this Friday night in Kilbride at 8.30pm. Come along and support the lads for this game as they have put in a huge effort over the past 10 months.
We play Kilbride in the Championship on this Sunday at 2.30 pm in Kilbride. Support appreciated.
Fundraising Race Night: The Club are holding a Fundraising Race Night on Saturday 22nd November. Horses can now be purchased from Club Members for €20 or in the Club House.
Christmas Flower Demonstration: St. Faithleachs GAA Social Committee are hosting a GALA flower demonstration in the Club House on Friday 28th November. Demonstrator on the night is the International Floral Artist, Lorcan Burke from Kildare. The demonstration will commence at 8.30pm sharp. Tickets €8 per person. All arrangements will be raffled at the end of the night.
Minor Club AGM: Our Minor Club AGM will be held in the Club House on Friday next at 8pm sharp. All parents please attend.
U-21: Our U-21 lost to St. Ciaran’s last weekend.
The U-21 team drew with Boyle in Strokestown last Saturday afternoon. Final score was Strokestown 0-13, Boyle 2-7. This result means Strokestown have topped their group and have now qualified for the division 2 county final.
This Friday night will hopefully be third time lucky for the ‘Town as we face off against St. Dominic’s in the senior relegation saga. The club would urge all supporters to come out and cheer on the lads as they attempt to secure their senior status for next year. Please check the fixtures for more details.
The club would like to express its sympathy to the Mercy Sisters in Strokestown on the recent death of Sr. Martine.
It’s that time of year again for the Club AGMs. Minor AGM will take place Sunday 30th November and Senior AGM on Saturday 6th December. Nomination forms will be out shortly and there will be great interest in taking up positions at this exciting time for the club. Ex-chairman Bill Callaghan is on the Fine Gael ticket for the Ballaghaderreen area in the upcoming local elections. The club wishes him well and hopes he is successful in this endeavour.
Shane Kelly Memorial Cup: The club held its inaugural Shane Kelly U-8’s Blitz recently. We would like to thank the other clubs for attending on what was an enjoyable morning. Special thanks to Hughie and Carmel Kelly for donating the Cup and Shield and well done to Strokestown and Kilglass for collecting the trophies. A big ‘thank you’ to Ann and Gerry Hagan for donating the medals for all the players and to refs Tom Corcoran and Ronan Shiel. Thanks to Centra for snacks and to parents for providing refreshments, sandwiches and cakes. We also very much appreciate the fine new set of jerseys donated to us by Flanagan & Gibbons, Painters & Decorators. Thanks Bernie. Finally, thanks to all the parents for their support throughout the year.
U-10s trip to Dublin: Our Boyle Blitz winning U-10’s enjoyed a great day out in Ringsend recently, winning 3 out of 4 games against one of Dublin’s finest, Clanna Gael-Fontenoy. Many thanks to the Dublin club for the games and refreshments and especially to Shay Connolly for looking after us so well.
A presentation of medals will be made to the U-14 county champions on Saturday 22nd of November at 8pm in the Angling Centre, Athleague. Special guest will be Damien Hayes, Portumna and Galway star. All welcome.
After a disappointing end to our Junior C teams season in their semi-final against Portumna two weeks ago, our minors lifted Ballygar spirits by qualifying for the Minor C final by beating a very good Kilconironn team on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-09. After the poor weather over the past week the Ballygar team knew that this game wasn’t going to be pretty to watch. But while it may have lacked good hurling both teams made up for it in excitement.
Minor and U21 teams please check with local notice boards and newspapers for fixtures, times and venues of games at the weekend.
The Tremane hurling club would like to thank all those that helped at the upgrading of the parking facilities at the club grounds recently. The club would like to thank Roscommon County Council, Conneely Plant Hire, Paddy Purcell Agri. Contractor and Peter Kellehan Agri. Contractor. Also Kevin Keenan, Padraig Cronin, Adrian Daly and all other members of the club that helped at the work. The club also would like to thank Councillor Martin Connaughton for all his assistance.
U-10, U12 & U-14: On November 30th the club together with the camogie club will be holding their presentation night. The presentation will be from 5:00 till 7:00 in Tisrara Community Centre. All players and parents are welcomed to attend.
Minors: our girls have been playing over the past few weeks. We have had victories against Clan na nGael and St Mary’s and were defeated narrowly by Kilbride. Our game against St Brigid’s had to be abandoned due to the weather. It is to be re-fixed details later.
Congratulations to the Minor Ladies who were victorious in their semi final last Sunday against Castlerea. It was a tough game played under difficult conditions. Every player put in 100% and the hard work paid off. The girls came out strong winners & now go on to play Ballinameen this Sunday in the Co. Final. A time & venue is yet to be decided. All support for the girls would be greatly appreciated!
The club would like to congratulate Caitriona Regan on receiving the Connacht Young Camogie Player of the year in City West recently. It was a great achievement & we wish her good luck in sport in the future. Also, well done to Annette McGeeney on being nominated for an All-Star. This nomination is a great accomplishment. Well done girls!!
Congratulations to our minor team who are through to the Division 1 Championship quarter-finals. Fixture details not yet available.
The club extends our sincerest sympathies to Eileen and the Beirne and Brady families on the death of Eileen’s father, Tom Brady, and also to the Sisters of Mercy and Higgins family on the death of Sr. Martine, our former teacher.