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Morning of inspiration to celebrate Traveller Pride 2015

There was a great turnout for a ‘Morning of Inspirational Speakers’ event for Traveller Pride Week 2015.

  Newly-appointed Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff opened the event. Cllr. Kilduff spoke about Traveller Pride and said that Traveller Pride Week is a week in which all Irish people should celebrate and value the contributions that travellers have made to Irish life.  

  Hannah McGinley, Lecturer and PHD student in Department of Education, National University of Ireland, spoke about her experiences as a traveller woman in education, as a Community   Development worker and a Rights activist.

  Tracie Joyce, journalist with Traveller Voice Magazine, outlined her journey into the world of media and her experiences being mentored by one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs. 

  The event was part of a week-long celebration of the contribution travellers make both within their own communities and to Irish society as a whole, through their culture, enterprise, sporting excellence, professional expertise across every area and unique history and tradition.

  The event was organised by the County Roscommon Traveller Health Programme, Roscommon LEADER Partnership and kindly funded by the Department of Justice & Equality through Roscommon County Council under the Traveller Interagency Group.

  For more information on the programme contact Úna Daly, Traveller Health Coordinator on 090-6630252 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Closing date for Dermot Earley Youth Leadershop Initiative is looming

The closing date for applications to the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative is this Sunday July 19th.

The initiative, which is organised by the GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway is fully supported by the family of the late great Dermot Earley Senior, is designed to support the next generation of young GAA leaders in achieving their full potential and in doing so to make their mark in their clubs, their counties, and indeed their country.

The application process is open to young GAA club members, male and female, aged 15-18 years-old and the initiative will run over three modules between September 2015 and May 2016. The programme is structured to include 30 hours of workshops, which are designed to develop the leadership skills that Dermot epitomised on and off the field, as well as 30 hours of self-directed learning.

Participants can then put their enhanced leadership skills into action through a club or community-based action project and those who complete all three modules will graduate from NUIG with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.

The workshops will take place in The Quad, Roscommon town and the lucky participants will also be gathered for at least one special event in Croke Park.

For more information on how to apply please contact Stacey Cannon, GAA National Health & Wellbeing Coordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01-8192387 or visit www.gaa.ie/community/community-development/dermot-early-youth-leadership-initiative/

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Golf News 17th July

Boyle Golf Club

Competitions for this week are the Men’s Competition on Thursday, and a 9-hole scramble on Friday.

Next weekend, Saturday and Sunday is Boyle Traders Weekend. Format is three ball shambles. Entry €15 per person. Re-entry is €5.

Date for your diary is the Boyle Arts Festival Open on Saturday 25th July. Format is 18-hole Stableford. Entry is €7.

In Interclub news good luck to our Jack O’Sullivan Team who play Rosses Point on Thursday, our Cecil Ewing Team who play Enniscrone on Saturday and our Connacht Shield Team who play Ballymote next Monday.

Castlerea Golf Club

The results of this week’s Men’s Competition sponsored by Hester’s Golden Eagle – 1st Ignatius Hayden with 59; 2nd Peter Hester with 61; Cat. 1 Jimmy Joyce with 64; Cat. 2. Pyers O’Connor Nash with 66 and Cat. 3 David Greene with 64.

The winners of the Ladies competitions sponsored by Padraic Newman and Hester’s Golden Eagle were Maura Tully with 40 points and Dympna McGarry with 35 points.

Liam Walsh Financial Services is the sponsor for next Sunday’s Men’scompetition and also the Ladies competition on Tuesday 21st July.

Hard luck to our Junior Cup team who played in difficult weather conditions last weekend in Athlone.

Congrats to Liam Walsh who had one of the best scores on the day. Our Club would like to acknowledge the preparation and commitment given by the players during the year.

Best of luck to the Cecil Ewing team who are playing Tuam next Saturday afternoon in the zone semi-final and also to or Jack O’Sullivan team who start their campaign against Roscommon this Thursday. All support would be appreciated on the day.

Roscommon Golf Club

Congratulations to Marc McKinstry, Cairndhu Golf Club, Co. Antrim, the clear winner of the Connacht Boys U-18 Open Championship which took place in Roscommon Golf Club, with a great score of 208 (68,70,70).  In second place was Jack Hearn from Tramore with 216 (76,70,70) and in joint third place were Marc Boucher, Carton House Golf Club, Joseph O’Neill, Tralee Golf Club, and Peter Kerr, Royal Portrush Golf Club, all with 218.

The winner of the Sunday competition, sponsored by Donnellan & Co Menswear, was Francie Grehan with 66 nett. Albert Looby was in second place with 68 nett. Mario Costello won the gross prize with 73 gross. Charlie Farrell was in third place with 68 nett and James McNally won the junior prize with 67 nett.

Bernie Browne won the ladies’ 9 hole competition on Sunday with 20 points and Jackie Maxwell was in second place with 18 points. Liam Casey won the Open Friday competition with 42 points.

The Over 55’s had a very enjoyable outing to Slieve Russell on Thursday and John Cunningham was the overall winner. Terry O’Keeffe and Patricia O’Gara take on Peter Casey and Sandra Kelly in the final of the Club Mixed Foursomes Competition.

Good luck to Lady Captain Marie McManus and to all the participants in the Lady Captain’s Prize which takes place this week.

Members are reminded to get the tickets for the club draw sold and the stubs and money returned to Mike McHale or any committee member as soon as possible. The draw takes place in conjunction with the club classic on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July and the proceeds of both the draw and classic will go towards the purchase of essential machinery to maintain the course.

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Roscommon Gaels setting the pace

Kepak SHC round-up

Roscommon Gaels 2-12 Padraig Pearse’s 0-16

Roscommon Gaels are proving to be the surprise packets of the hurling championship so far. They followed up their big first round win against Tremane with a dramatic win against Padraig Pearse’s last Sunday.

A goal in the final minute of play from David Clogher settled what was a very competitive and hard-fought game.

Cillian Egan’s goal helped the Gaels into a one-point lead at half-time, 1-6 to 0-8. Shane Naughton and Adam Finnerty were on song for Pearse’s who edged ahead in a hard-fought second half.

The Gaels had plenty of scoring chances but they shot some bad wides until Clogher struck late. This win almost certainly puts the Gaels into the semi-finals.

Roscommon Gaels: D Healy; N Tannian, B Concannon, L Clogher; O Hession (0-1), B Mullen, L Tiernan; F Doyle, G Egan (0-1); C Egan (1-6), G Clogher, G Waldron (0-4); D Clogher (1-0), A Clogher, C Duignan. Subs: C Tarmey, T Mullen, T Cullen.

Padraig Pearse’s: D Mulvey; S Berrigan, D Loughnane, A Naughton; B Fallon, A Sweeney, K Feehily; M Donoghue (0-1),G Downey; A Finnerty (0-5), A Sweeney, J Donoghue; S Naughton (0-5), C Kelly (0-3), E Cogavin. Subs: T Sweeney (0-1), L Feehily (0-1), D Sweeney.

St Dominic’s 0-19 Oran 2-10

St Dominic’s had a three-point win against Oran last Sunday in Athleague.

This result means that Oran have now lost two games and are in danger of going out of the championship before the play-off stages.

With Mark Miley accurate from frees and play, Dominic’s led by three points at half-time. Oran got back in contention in the second half and two goals from Jerry Fallon (one a free, the other a penalty) saw Oran close the gap, before late points from Naos Connaughton, Mark Miley and Robbie Beirne sealed a great win for the Knockcroghery men.

St Dominic’s: D Dowling; P Joyce, S Finneran, C Hunt; C Shaw (0-1), J Martin (0-1), L Kilcline; A Beades (0-2), M Beirne (0-2); J Murray, N Connaughton (0-2), R Beirne (0-1); T Doyle (0-2), B Hanley (0-1), M Miley (0-8). Sub: A O’Riordan.

Oran: P McInerney; MT McCormack, P Crehan, K Crehan; M Gunning, E Kenny, S Moylett; J Fallon (2-7), P Kenny; M Dwyer, H Rooney (0-1), S McDermott; T Feely, D Ryan, G Keenan (0-2). Subs: J Gunning, K Carty, K Whyte.

Four Roads 2-18 Tremane 1-19

Four Roads edged out Tremane in a thrilling contest at Athleague.

Tremane were vastly improved from the performance of the previous week.

First-half goals for Four Roads from James Donnelly and Darren Fallon saw them edge ahead by half-time. Four Roads opened up a six-point gap at one stage in the second half and while Tremane never gave up and got a late goal from Joe Brennan, they couldn’t bridge the gap.

Four Roads: N Fallon; C Dowd, M McLoughlin, C Hynes; J Rogerson, M Kelly (0-2), J Fitzmaurice; C Coyle (0-1), C Dolan (0-4); A Lawlor (0-5), J Lawlor (0-3); P Higgins (0-2); D Fallon (1-0), J Donnelly (1-1), B Lawlor. Subs: D Dolan, D Kelly, S Byrne.

Tremane: K Kellehan; C Farrell, J Blighe, A Flanagan; D Keaveney, S Melia, W Boyle; S Mahony (0-3), N Keenan (0-3); M Kellehan (0-1), M Keaveney (0-2), D Mullen (0-3); P Brennan (0-2), J Brennan (1-3), John Brennan. Subs: N Gately (0-2), F Carr.

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