Tulsk face Leitrim champions
New Roscommon intermediate champions Tulsk will face the Leitrim kingpins Leitrim Gaels in the Connacht Intermediate Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday in Hyde Park at 2 pm.
It has been three weeks since Leitrim Gaels won their county title, which will have given them plenty of time to prepare. But if the celebrations have not gone on too long, Tulsk should be well able to advance to the next round. Prediction: Tulsk
Manning Cup defeat
Offaly defeated Roscommon’s U-16 footballers by 3-8 to 2-10 in the first round of the Fr. Manning Cup at Doon last weekend.
Roscommon played well in the opening half and they led 2-9 to 1-3 at the break. But Offaly’s improvement in the second half coincided with a collapse in Roscommon’s challenge and the young Rossies only scored one second-half point.
Roscommon scorers: J Shine (2-0), E Colleran (0-4), D Gately (0-2), I Harney (0-2), E Ward (0-1), D Kenny (0-1).
McDermott’s Cork title
Former Roscommon Gaels midfielder James McDermott played at midfield as Nemo Rangers defeated Duhallow to win the Cork County SFC on Sunday last. The 31-year-old doctor moved to Cork last year and transferred to Nemo earlier this term having played for over 14 years for the Roscommon town team. He also played for Roscommon in 2016.
Dom’s win Tansey Cup
St. Dominic’s ended their year with some silverware when overcame neighbours St. Brigid’s on a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-4 in what was a low-key Division Three final played in Knockcroghery.
Conor Fallon was the difference between the teams and in such a low-scoring encounter a return of 0-5, 0-3 from play was impressive.
Indeed, St. Dominic’s didn’t score after the 45th minute but had done enough to see the game out, with two late frees for Brigid’s not enough to lift them into a position to challenge.
Strokestown claim U-16 title
Strokestown edged a gallant Éire Óg-Michael Glavey’s 1-13 to 2-5 in last Monday’s Cora Systems U-16 Division Two final.
Strokestown were the sharper up front in the opening half and with Shane McGinley (0-10) in deadly accurate form from play and frees, ‘The Town’ led by 0-8 to 1-1 at the break with Darragh Flynn getting the goal for the amalgamation.
When Conor Dolan raising a green flag for the winners in the third quarter it was game over, but in fairness to Éire Óg/Michael Glavey’s, they stuck to their task and scored a fine goal through Jack Sullivan.
Camogie coaching and course
Roscommon Camogie are pleased to announce, in conjunction with Connacht Camogie, a club school link programme for 2019/2020.
Under this programme each club was asked to identify a school in which eight weeks coaching would be provided to the school by a coach from the respective club. The four successful schools were Tarmon NS, Ballintubber NS, Knockcroghery NS and Scoil na Angeal Naofa, Boyle. The programme has commenced in Tarmon NS and Ballintubber NS recently.
Meanwhile, a foundation course will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 9.30 am in Oran GAA Club. The cost of the course is €20 per person, which must be paid in advance. Please contact your club’s camogie secretary for more details.