Roscommon Gaels GAA was founded in 1959 when the two GAA clubs in Roscommon town amalgamated to form what we now know as Roscommon Gaels. As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations, we are officially opening our GAA facilities in Lisnamult with a set of events over the June bank holiday weekend.
After years of planning and fundraising by the various committees in Roscommon Gaels, we have purchased, developed and built pitches, floodlights, a sports wall and dressing room facilities that we should be very, very proud of; and we should all be there to mark the opening of them. These facilities are there for current and future generations of Roscommon Gaels, the local schools and our community, and they should be celebrated and never taken for granted.
There is something for all members to participate in, and to mark this very important milestone in our club’s history and development. We are looking forward to seeing all members of Roscommon Gaels at the official opening by our club president and founding member, Mr. Barry Molloy.
Programme of Events
Friday, 31st of May: 6.30 pm, Hyde Centre. The inaugural night of our newly-formed Roscommon Gaels All-Stars. A fabulous club initiative to accommodate children with additional needs in taking part in Gaelic games. 8 pm: Lisnamult, Men’s Junior Football Div. 4 league game v Boyle.
Saturday, 1st of June: 5.30 pm, Lisnamult, men’s senior football Div. 1 league game v Michael Glaveys. 9.30 pm: ‘Oscars’ function room, Hollywood Bar. 2018 club awards night, and 2018 Hall of Fame presentation to Oliver McGuinness Snr (see separate item).
Sunday, 2nd of June: 12-5 pm Lisnamult, U-8s, U-10s and U-12s mini-games in football, camogie and hurling. U-14s Feile teams presentation of sponsored Feile gear. U-6s’ academy skills display. 2.30 pm. Official opening by Mr. Barry Molloy, club president and founding member. BBQ, refreshments, marquee, face-painting, tug o’war, and relay races with a twist. U-16 and Minor, poc fada, penalty shoot-out, cross bar challenge, and plenty of fun and games. Buy an ice cream from our senior players. All proceeds donated to Roscommon Down Syndrome.
Monday, 3rd of June: 2 pm. Lisnamult. Roscommon Gaels v Athleague in hurling.