Club notes

Elphin  O’Rourke Cup: Elphin 0-11, Kilmore 0-7. The senior team continued their impressive start to their league campaign with a hard-earned win over neighbours Kilmore on Sunday last. Having trailed Kilmore by two points at half-time, they produced a much-improved second half performance to win the game by a four-point margin. Team: Shane Reynolds; Jason Carney, Paddy O’Conner, Martin Travers; Darragh Neary, Ronan Brady, Brendan Neary; Brian Higgins, James Callery; Brendan Rock, Stuart Roddy, Fintan Cregg; John Collins, Colm Rock, Niall Nerney. They are due to play St. Faithleachs next weekend. See fixtures for details. Tansey Cup: Elphin 1-13, Boyle 2-2. The junior team secured their third consecutive win in the league against Boyle on Saturday morning last. They dominated the game throughout and ran out comfortable eight-point winners in the end. Team: Shane Reynolds, Martin Brady, Martin Travers, Kevin Byrne, Gerry Gunn, Michael Glancy, Martin Cregg, Brendan Neary, Brian Cregg, Niall Travers, Frankie Cregg, Ronan Collins, Chris Roddy, Matt Hynes. Substitutions: David Tansey, Kevin Beirne, Alan Beirne, Damien Donlon. There was no winner in last week’s club lotto. The €25 winners were Seamus O’Brien, Windmill Park, Elphin, Enda Durr, Ballinagare, Derek Beirne, Lisgarve, Elphin and Rock and Carney, c/o Elphin GAA club.  Roscommon Gaels Our senior team had a narrow victory over Strokestown in round 3 of the O’Rourke Cup on Sunday morning last. Gaels 2-7 Strokestown 1-9. Next game in the O’Rourke Cup in two weeks time against Kilbride. Training continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 pm in Hyde Park. Good to see Haulie Beirne back on the refereeing scene again at the weekend. Senior Hurling training as usual this week. Ladies Football – The seniors were defeated by St. Brigids in the league last weekend. The next game in that competition is this coming weekend against Michael Glaveys (see fixtures). Registration for all U 16 and minor ladies players at the Hyde Centre on Thursday evening, 12th April at 7.30 pm. There will be a back to school youth disco at The Hyde Centre on Friday night, 13th April. Dancing 9.45 pm to 12.45 am. DJ Conor. Admission €8. Mineral Bar only. The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Kelly family, Golf Links Road on their recent bereavement. St. Aidans Junior League: St. Aidans 3-10 Fuerty 2-9.  Minor League: St. Aidans 1-12 Tulsk 2-8. The club Annual Grand National Draw will take place on Thursday night 12th April. Tickets available at €20 each. Club Bingo every Sunday night in The Hook and Tackle. Padraig Pearses O’Rourke Cup-St. Brigids 1-11 Pearses 1-6. Minor football league: Pearses 1-11 St. Ciarans 1-8. Tansey Cup – Pearses 2-6 St. Faithleachs 1-11. Fixtures: Tansey Cup – Pearses v Kilbride on Saturday, 14th April at 7 pm. Lotto numbers: numbers drawn 5, 11, 18, 32. Two match three winners. Next week’s jackpot €2,800. St. Josephs Training on Tuesday evenings in Kilteevan pitch at 8 pm. Tansey Cup: We play St. Aidans on Saturday, 14th in Ballyforan at 7 pm. All players please be at the dressing rooms in Ballyforan for 6.30 pm. Tickets for the Co. Board draw are available from secretary of the club Anthony McCormack. Tulsk  The Intermediate team lost to St. Brigids last weekend. Hopefully we can return to winning ways soon. All the sponsors of teams in the club are invited to a function in Cannys on Saturday night, 14th April at 9.30 pm. Presentations of kit bags, jersies and tracksuits to the various teams will be made on the night. The club would like to thank Margaret Murray and Flynns Costcutters for providing refreshments after the recent minor game v Michael Glaveys. St. Dominics There will be an U 12 and minor presentation on Saturday, 14th April beginning at 2 pm at the sportsfield and there will be a coaching session too. All players from U-8s to minors are invited. Presentation of medals afterwards in Culleen Hall. U 14 hurling; The team have recorded wins over Four Roads and Athleague/Tremane so far and they play Pearses this Friday evening. Hurling helmets are being sold through the club at discounted rates. Contact any club officer for details. Creggs Creggs and St. Michael’s served up an Easter Saturday treat, when in an extraordinary O’Gara Cup match, Michael’s somewhat luckily escaped with the points on a 2-9 to 3-5 scoreline.    A storming first ten minutes saw the home side into a six-point lead, courtesy of two superb Darragh Connelly goals. However the visitors chipped away at the lead and at half-time there was only two points in it, 2-3 to 0-7.    Immediately on the restart Michael’s hit the front with a soft goal, and it took another Connelly goal, this time from a penalty, to bring Creggs back into the match.    Another goal from the Cootehill team left Creggs trailing by three points as the game reached its final moments. Again we came back and a blistering drive from a free by Connelly came flying off the crossbar, another point by the same player, followed by one from sub Gerry Keegan left the minimum between the two teams, however the final whistle sounded before we could get another chance. Team: D. Gavin, P. Gavin, D. Keane, J. Small, S. Dermody, T. Fleming, J. McPhilbin, C. Canny, J. Hughes, M. Rourke, C. Connelly, J. McKeague, D. Connelly, E. Hanley, R. Kelly. Subs used: M. Fleming, P. McKeague, M. Brandon, G. Keegan. Next week we are away to Western Gaels at a time still to be fixed. St. Michael’s  The Pat’s Carpets sponsored minor team recorded a comprehensive victory against St. Faithleach’s in their latest minor league game played at Ardcarne Park, Cootehall on Wednesday evening last. Man of the Match was Niall Sweeney who pitched in with four goals.    There were also fine displays from Austin Duignan, Kevin McDermott and Darren Conlon. Team: T. Cooney, D. Flynn, C. Beirne, A. Duignan, K. McDermott, N. McDermott, G. McQuaid, D. McGonigle, A. O’Hara, S. Daly, D. Conlon, J. Reynolds, N. Sweeney. Subs: S. Cooney, C. Brady.    The Greenbelt sponsored intermediate team continued their good start to this season’s O’Gara Cup with a hard-earned one-point victory over a fiercely determined Creggs side in Creggs last Saturday evening.   Despite conceding two early goals, the team worked hard and showed great character to chisel out this victory. Team: R. Donnellan, Darragh Cox, C. King, N. Doherty, D. McGuinness, B. Doherty, Diarmuid Cox, B. Reynolds, I. Cooney, D. McGonigle, Kevin McDermott, Kelvin McDermott, F. Dowd, R. Cox, D. Reynolds. Subs: A. O’Hara, K. Conlisk. Their next game is due against Strokestown in Ardcarne Park, Cootehall next weekend. The lotto takes placed in Beirne’s of Battlebridge next Saturday night. The Good Friday quiz was well supported with 16 teams taking part. Proceeds from the quiz went to the Defibrilator Fund. Thanks to quizmaster Barry McGonigle who compiled an excellent quiz as usual. St. Faithleach’s    O’Rourke Cup: We played against Castlerea on Sunday last. Final score – St. Faithleachs 0-8 Castlerea 1-14. Team – D. Thompson, J. Connor, J. Vesey, D. Thompson, B. Scally, A. Murtagh, S. Ormsby (0-1), R. Cox, P. Wallace, H. Kenny, G. Cox (0-1), D. Hussey, A. Dooney (0-2), E. Kenny (0-4), B. Reynolds. Subs used – P. Hunt, D. Ryan, P. Cox, M. Reynolds. See fixtures for game next weekend.  Tansey Cup: We played against Padraig Pearses on Friday last. Final score – St. Faithleachs 1-10 Padraig Pearses 2-05. Team: S. Connor, A. Guinan, J. Vesey, B. Scally, P. Cox (0-2), M.F. O’Grady, J. Connor, D. Murray, A. Brehon (0-1), D. Hussey (1-1), M. Reynolds, P. Wallace (0-1), J. Hanly, B. Reynolds (0-5), D. Rooney. Subs – J. Brehon, P. Flynn. Nest weekend we play against Boyle. See fixtures for details.  Lotto: Numbers drawn on 3/4/07 – 5,6,11,16. No jackpot winner. €20 winners – Emily Rooney, Ballyleague. J. Nolan, C/O Bingo. Elaine Dumphy, Churchview. Joe O’Brien, Corner Shop. Sarah Keenan, Roscommon. Easter Eggs – Jim Browne, Dympna Trautt, Sarah Hoare, Pat Mullooly, Gerard Carthy. Next draw on Monday 16/4/07, Jackpot €2,800. Yearly Lotto: Annual subscription of €50 due at the end of the month for the lotto draw for the year.  Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now on sale for our Major Fundraising Draw. Tickets are €100 and the first draw will take place on 25th May, 2007. The total Prize Fund is €240,000 consisting of 6 monthly draws offering a choice of 6 Star Prizes to the value of €20,.   Club Membership: Final Notice for payment of annual club membership. Please pay Tom Irwin.   Our Club were hosts to a group of students and teachers from Banbury, England during the week. The students were staying with local families. Their arrival on Monday evening was greeted with refreshments in the Clubhouse, after which they settled in with their host families. Tuesday brought glorious sunshine and the group enjoyed a trip up the Sliabh Ban mountain followed by the start of their football matches against the boys & girls from St. Faithleachs. The evening was followed by a Table Quiz in the Clubhouse where food was later served. On Wednesday the group went shopping and later played their football matches. Their night was celebrated with a Disco in Clarke’s. The club would like to thank the host families and a special word of thanks to Michael Cleary for organising all. Many thanks to everybody who helped out in any way.  Boyle The 2000 Member Draw was postponed on Easter Sunday. The Club are awaiting a number of tickets to be returned. A new date will be advertised as soon as possible. Thank you to all who have supported the draw so far.   Lotto Draw results for Saturday, April 7th in Daly’s Bar. No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 7, 15, €20. Winners were Vincent Flanagan, Helen Feighan, Martin Purcell, Liam Mullaney, Siobhan Brennan, Frank Kelly, Carmel Clancy, Denis Dodd, John Duignan, Mick Kelly. The House Prize was won by Gavin Ward. Thank you to all for taking part. Next draw is on Saturday, April 14th in The Moylurg. Team C (Kathleen Hanmore) will be organising Minor Club meeting on Tuesday, April 10th at 9.30 in the Royal Hotel. Under 10 training every Wednesday evening 7.00/8.00pm. Under 12 training Wednesday evening 6.00/7.00pm and also Sunday morning 10.00/11.15. Under 14 training continues as normal. All players are asked to be togged out and ready at start times. Any adult membership still due please see Kevin Young. Boyle GAA would like to congratulate Dermot Earley on his recent promotion to Chief of the Defence Forces. Dermot has always been a great friend to the club and we wish him every success in his new role. A reminder for those using the Abbey Park. The Park is a litter-free zone and we ask all players, mentors and supporters from Boyle and visiting clubs to co-operate with this. Please use the bins provided or more importantly use re-cycling where possible. Castlerea St. Kevin’s  O’Rourke & O’Gara Cups: Our Clasby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team had a very ‘Good Friday’ when they had a comprehensive victory over St. Ronan’s in the O’Gara Cup in O’Rourke Park; final score Castlerea St. Kevin’s 2-12, St Ronan’s 1-6; their next game is scheduled for this Saturday evening away to Clan na nGael.  On Sunday morning our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team had a good win over St Faithleach’s in the O’Rourke Cup played in Kilteevan; final score Castlerea St. Kevin’s 1-14, St. Faithleach’s 0-8; unfortunately round four of this league has been deferred from next weekend which means our next game is away to Strokestown on weekend of 22nd April. Roscommon U-21 team were beaten by a much stronger Mayo in the Connacht Championship final in Castlebar on Saturday last; Enda Kenny and Michael Killilea were both members of the team; we wish Roscommon senior team the best of luck on Sunday next against Offally in Tullamore. Membership is now overdue; if you have not paid up then do so immediately because insurance will not cover anyone who is not a paid-up member, be they players, mentors, officials or whatever. Lucky Numbers Draw: 2, 8, 15, 24 were the numbers drawn in this week’s Lucky Numbers Draw; there was no winner so next week’s jackpot goes to €9,400 with the draw in Hester’s on Friday night next; €40 winners on the night were Joe Kelly, Dermot & Lorraine, Hugh Rooney, Bernie Ruane, Caroline Drury, and Sean Raftery; tickets at €2 each can be purchased from the usual outlets. Note the draw is on back to Friday night this week. Apologies to Oliver & Breege Hester, Main St. for the misunderstanding about the venue for last Sunday night’s draw; the draw will be in Hesters on this Friday night. St. Barry’s Bowling night. A big bowling night takes place this Friday, 13 th April at Longford Bowling Centre in aid of St.Barry’s. The fun commences at 8 pm at the centre which is located on the Athlone Road, Longford. We urge as many people as possible to turn out for the event, and if you have not been at such an event in the past please try it out. It can only be described as a great night out, super fun and a great social occasion. First prize this Friday night is €400, second prize €200 and third prize is a night’s bowling at the alley. We look forward to seeing you all this Friday. Lotto Results. Last weekend’s draw took place in Costello’s. Numbers drawn were 15, 25, 7 and 13. No jackpot winner. €80: Ann McLoughlin. €40: Mary Rafferty. €30: Mairead Croghan. Next week’s draw is in The Lodge and jackpot is €3000. The lads have played some great football in this O’Rourke Cup and series and still cannot get a win. I’m told that they at least deserved a draw and put in a sterling performance in this game against Kilbride in this match played at Croke Park over the Easter weekend. Just stick at it lads, you deserve a win and it’s not far away I’m sure. Well done to our under 12s for participating in the Strokestown Easter Parade. It was nice to see them march in their green and white down the town of Strokestown. Hurling   Tremane Hurling Club will hold its Poker Classic in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon on Saturday, April 21 st at 10.00 p.m. Tickets are €30.00. A great night in prospect will great prize money to be won. Oran  Oran underage hurlers have two matches next weekend. Oran travel to Castlerea on Friday evening for the U-14 championship. This will be a tough game for Oran as they were lucky to win over Castlerea at home in an earlier round. On Saturday the minor team also faces a tough encounter when they travel to Woodmount to meet Padraic Pearses. Both teams gave good displays last weekend. Oran and Athleague/Tremane played out an exciting draw in the minor hurling championship on Saturday evening last in Tremane. This was a game Oran will feel they should have won but Athleague/Tremane snatched a draw with a point from a free in the 4 th minute of injury-time. Oran dominated the first quarter with points from D. Concannon, J. McDermott, N. Mullen and E. Kenny while Athleague/Tremane replyied through A. Purcell and N. Kilroy. In the 15 th minute A. McDermott was on hand to finish to the net after a D. Concannon free rebounded off the post to put Oran five ahead. This goal seemed to spur on Athleague/Tremane who scored four unanswered points through E.T. Murray (0-2), Kilroy and B. Keenan. D. McDermott pointed for Oran in the 30 th minute to leave it Oran 1-5 Athleague/Tremane 0-6 at the break. The third quarter belonged to Athleague/Tremane and they took the lead for the first time when an E.T. Murray free found the net after 9 minutes. With points from Kilroy and Purcell and no response from Oran it was 1-8 to 1-5 with 15 minutes to go. D. Concannon then started the Oran revival with a great point from a sideline cut, N. Mullen added another and then in the 18 th minute R. Cassidy goaled to restore Oran’s lead. The intensity of the game increased and Murray and Kilroy levelled the game again. D. Concannon put Oran in front twice during the final ten minutes but Athleague/Tremane came back each time and snatched the draw at the end of a very enjoyable game. Oran:- D. Ryan, D. Leonard, J. Carty, D. Kenny, P. McCormack, E. Kenny (0-1), S. Moylett, D. McDermott (0-1), J. Concannon, N. Mullen (0-2), R. Morris, A. McDermott (1-0), R. Cassidy (1-0), J. McDermott (0-1), D. Concannon (0-4). Athleague/Tremane scorers; E.T.Murray (1-5), N. Kilroy (0-4), A. Purcell (0-2), B. Keenan (0-1). Referee: P. Mullen. On Friday last Oran continued their unbeaten run in the U-14 hurling championship with a well-deserved win over Roscommon Gaels. The first half was closely fought with Oran leading by 2-2 to 1-1 at half-time and after a very tight third quarter they finished strongly. D. McCormack was in fine form for Oran with a personal tally of 2-5. He was ably assisted by T. Featherstone and P. Kenny. Oran:- P. Mee, J. Brandon, S. Keane, L. Cuddy, N. Scanlon, P. Kenny, D. Keane, T. Featherstone, C. Kenny, R. Earley, K. Casey, K. Crehan, A. Cassidy, D. McCormack, K. Keegan. Subs: G. Keenan, D. McGreevy, W. Curley, S. Carroll, S. Keenan, D. Regan.