Thursday, 2 April 2015

gaa club preview your club this weekend


The under 16s start their championship when they welcome Roscommon Gaels to Boyle on Good Friday. See fixtures for details. The Think Energy minor team will have their next outing versus Castlerea in Boyle on Sunday 19th at 12 noon. The Feelystone junior team have a home game versus St. Michael’s on Sunday next at 12 noon in the next round of the Division 4 League. The intermediate team play St. Barrys in Tarmonbarry on Easter Monday at 2 pm. Boyle Minor Club informs all involved that there will be no training for under 8s and under 10s during the Easter holidays.

Boyle Ladies Club: The Ladies Division 2 League fixtures have been revised so that all teams in the group will play eachother. This means that each team is guaranteed six games.They are due to host Western Gaels on Good Friday at 7 pm in the Abbey Park and Western Gaels in the same venue at 2 pm. Boyle has entered two teams in the under 12 league. Their next game will be away to Eire Og on Easter Monday at 6.30 pm. 


Coaching for u6, u8, u10 and u11 will commence in the O’Rourke Park on Monday 27th April at 6.30 pm. All are welcome to come and participate in this wonderful outdoor activity.

Ladies football: There may be a game this weekend – check press for details. 


U 14: The Clann u 14 team have been preparing for the coming season with challenge games with Athlone, Ballinasloe, Tubberclair and St. Brigids and have played well in all the games. 

Training for the u10s and 8s is commencing on Monday evenings at 6 pm in Johnstown. All players welcome.


There will be a club meeting this Thursday night, April 9th at 9.15 pm in Loughglynn Community Centre.

Our Race Night will take place in Creaton’s Bar, Loughglynn on Sunday, May 3rd. 

U-14 boys training continues on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm sharp.

We would like to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and safe Easter.


If you were thinking of visiting Dublin over the Easter holidays Croke Park are offering special discounts for the Museum and Stadium tours for families as part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations. To avail of this opportunity contact the club secretary at for a voucher. Next lotto draw is in Waldron’s Athleague on Monday 20th April when the jackpot will be €1,700. 


This weekend should see our minor club teams as well as our intermediate and junior B teams in action while our senior ladies team are out on Good Friday. The Roscommon Race Day in Punchestown is on Thursday 30th April. Anyone interested in going please contact Charlie Reynolds or Leo Cox asap. Well done to Ger Nugent and the Roscommon ladies football team who beat Kilkenny in the quarter-final of the Bord Gais energy NFL. They go into the semi-final next weekend as they look for promotion to Division Two for 2010.


Next weekend in the O’Rourke Cup we are due to play St. Faithleachs in Kilmore. Check fixtures for details. The U-16 team play St Michaels in the championship this weekend – please check fixtures. The 1st main fundraiser of the year takes place on this Friday night, Good Friday, in Mulveys bowling centre in Carrick-on-Shannon. Senior and Junior teams are welcome on the night. Community games swimming on Tuesday the 14th of April at 4 pm in Aura leisure centre in Carrick-on-Shannon. 


The U-16 team enjoyed a 2-12 to 2-8 win against Roscommon Gaels in Ballinlough last Monday. This team play Padraig Pearses in the championship at the weekend. (See fixtures for details). Please support.

The intermediate team have a league game this weekend. (See fixtures for details).

U-8, U-10 and U-12 training continues on Saturday mornings at 10 am in Ballinlough.


Congratulations again to Deirdre & Caitriona Regan & team-mates with Convent of Mercy on winning the soccer All-Ireland on Friday last.


This week’s fixtures (subject to confirmation) – Senior Football O’Rourke Cup: Pearses v Strokestown, Monday 13th April in Strokestown, 12.30 pm. U-16 Football Championship: Pearses v Michael Glaveys, Sunday 12th April in Pearses 12.00 pm. Tansey Cup: Pearses v Castlerea, Saturday 11th April in Pearses 6.30 pm.


Ladies Football: U-12 We play St. Croans next Monday at 6 pm in the Community College pitch. Our senior ladies’ final league match v Eire Og will be played in Loughglynn on Good Friday at 6.30 pm. All players meet at the Hyde at 5 pm. Minor Football: Good luck to our U16 team who play Boyle in the U16 Championship in Boyle on Good Friday at 12 noon and to our U14 team who play the winners of Boyle and Pearses in the quarter-final of the Feile. 


The next round of the O’Rourke Cup is scheduled for this coming weekend. Please check the fixtures for more details.

Congratulations to the Scoil Mhuire senior footballers who had a famous victory in the All-Ireland Colleges final on sunday last. Well done also to their mentors Mr. Michael Morahan and Mr. Aidan Dooney. 


O’Rourke Cup: Next game is Monday 20th against Clan Na nGael in Johnstown (check fixtures for time). 

The minors continue their league campaign this Tuesday 7th against Tulsk in Ballyforan at 7:30 pm. Also the Juniors play Clan Na nGael this Friday in the league (check fixtures for details). Please support.


Football training will continue for under 8 and under 10 on Fridays at 5.30 pm. Training for under 12 boys and girls will take place on Mondays at 7 pm. Please note times and age groups.

An important club meeting takes place on Friday night next, April 10th at 9 pm in the Barry’s clubrooms. All members please attend.


A multi-sport Easter camp will be held at the club from the 14th to the 17th April. For details or to register contact Kieran on 087/9093149. Last week’s winners – joint 1st: John McHugh and Bridie Shine, Kieran Devine and Eamon Fallon. Games continue Tuesdays at 9 pm in Curraghboy.

This week’s fixtures: U-16s away to Tubberclair on Friday night. U-12 match away to Strokestown in Clonguish tournament on Thursday evening at 6 pm –bus leaving clubhouse at 4.30 pm. Senior ladies league match against Four Roads on Friday – see fixtures section for details. 


Parks meeting next Tuesday 14th April at 8 pm in meeting room. All clubs must have two representatives at this meeting. Pitch will be closed from Monday 13th April until Saturday 25th April. Please make alternative arrangements for matches and training.

A meeting to organise events for the forthcoming 125th celebrations will take place in the Meeting Room on this Thursday night at 9.30 pm. Under 12 Players please note that there will be no training this Sunday morning (Easter Sunday) – training will resume on Sunday 19 April. Training will be from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. Training for under 10s, 8s and Beginners will also commence on Sunday 19th April.

U 10,U 8 and  beginners: Training for the those groups will commence on Sunday 19th April. 

Senior Hurling: We play Tremane in the Sean Keane Cup on this Friday Eve. We Play Tulsk in the O’Gara Cup on this Saturday at 6.30 pm in Knockcroghery. Training on Wednesdays. 

Ladies Football: Training for U-14’s will continue on Friday from 6-7 at the pitch.  

The junior team are in action in Elphin on Easter Monday at 2 pm.  

Finally the ladies club are extremely proud of Elain Morris for her recent success with the Convent of Mercy in both gaelic and soccer.  


Tansey Cup: See fixtures for game next weekend. Junior Ladies: See fixtures for game next weekend.

Easter: Kids look out for our monster Easter Egg Hunt in St. Faithleachs Clubhouse and GAA Grounds on Easter Sunday next, 12th April. A day of ‘fun for all’ with face-painting, Games, Kids Disco, Raffle – so come along and enjoy.

Karaoke Night: Look our for our upcoming Karaoke Night to be held in the Clubhouse on the 25th April.

‘Deal or No Deal’: Look out for the 2nd running of our very successful ‘Deal or No Deal’ in May.


Training continues at 8 pm on Wednesday evenings at Kilteevan pitch. All players are requested to attend.

St. Joseph’s will play Fuerty in the Tansey Cup this Easter weekend. Please check fixtures for date, time and venue.

Roscommon Co. Board race day takes place on Thursday 30th April. If you would like to go, please contact Club Secretary Jimmy Reynolds for details.


In the Tansey Cup this Saturday evening we play Eire Og in Ballyfarnon at 6.30 pm. In the Division 4 league next Sunday we play Tulsk in Ballyfarnon at 12 noon. The under 16 team sees championship action on Sunday when they play Elphin in Elphin at 12 noon. Anybody interested in attending the Roscommon County Board race day in Punchestown race course on Thursday 30th April should contact any of the club officers.


Our junior team are down to play Shannon Gaels in Croghan next weekend. Check fixtures. Don’t forget the race day in Punchestown on 29th April. It will cost €100 a seat for a table of ten. Contact James Ryan or Thomas Mahon.



Senior training continues on Wednesday evenings. U-14 training continues on Tuesday evenings. The club would like to extend its congratulations to both the Convent of Mercy Senior Football and Soccer teams on winning the All-Ireland Senior A Finals in both sports. The club would especially like to congratulate Catriona and Deirdre Regan who represented Oran on both teams. 



The senior season gets underway at the weekend (Good Friday) with the Sean Keane Cup Final – Oran meet Athleague in the semi-final at 4.45 pm. The other semi-final is at 6 pm between Tremane and St. Dominics. The final will be held on Easter Sunday at 6 pm. 


Our Intermediates are due to play Rahoon-Newcastle on Sunday in Galway City in the League. So please check local newspapers and websites for the upcoming times and dates.



The junior ladies beat Michael Glaveys in Ballinameen on Saturday evening last. They now play Strokestown in the next round of the league in Strokestown on Good Friday. Training continues as normal.


U-12: Training continues on Monday evenings at 7:00 in the pitch unless othewise advised. U-14: The Feile competition commences on Thursday night at 7:00 at the pitch when we compete against St Croan’s. Girls are asked to be at the pitch at 6:15.

Intermediate: Training is on Saturday evening at 7:30 in the pitch. Our next match is against St Brigids on Friday April 10th at 12:00 in Kiltoom. Meeting in Four Roads at 11:00 to travel.

We would like to congratulate the victorious convent girls on winning the All-Ireland Soccer final last Friday in Tullamore, especially Anna McCormack, Aisling Rogerson and Gertie Dowd. 



Congratulations to our Under 16 girls who won their County Final on Friday evening against Kilbride/Faithleach’s in Ballintubber.

Congratulations to our Under 12’s who played their first match against Western Gaels last weekend and won by 3-12 to 1-3. They now go on to play Clan Na Gael on Monday 13th at 6.30 pm. All players are asked to be at Mulhern Park at 5.15 pm.


There will be league games on Friday and Monday – see fixtures for details.

The U14’s will take on St. Ciarans in the feile competition on Thursday evening at 7 pm in Strokestown.

Congratulations to the boys U15 indoor soccer team on winning gold and the girls U13 and U15 teams on winning silver in the Connacht finals. We would like to congratulate the Scoil Mhuire Senior boys team on winning the All-Ireland Final on Sunday last, bringing great pride to the town. 



Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown on a wonderful victory over St. Aquinas, Belfast in the All-Ireland Schools final on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-3.  The team was helped in no small way by Tulsk lads, Cathal Rourke 0-5, Sean Donoghue 0-1, Dara Jones 1-2, Kieran Donoghue, Nathan Hunt, Thomas Conway, Ciaran McCormack, Patrick O’Regan and Sean Fleming. U-16 training on Thursdays at 7 pm. U-14 training on Tuesdays at 7 pm.  U-12 training on Saturdays 11-12 noon. There will be no training for U-8 & U-10 this Friday (Good Friday). Training as usual next week.