Breaking Ball – November 10th


Four Roads conquer Connacht!

Four Roads beat Kilnadeema/Leitrim from Galway in the Connacht U-16 HC Final on a scoreline of 4-7 to 1-6 in the curtain raiser to the Connacht IHC Final last Sunday in Athleague.

  Trailing by 1-4 to 1-3 at half-time, the Roscommon champions came to life in the second period and goals from Kyle Kelly and two from Adam Donnelly (who goaled in the first half), were to prove decisive.

  Overall it was a real team effort as Four Roads bridged an eight-year gap to land the Connacht U-16 hurling crown.

Four Roads: J Mears, P Kelly, C Finneran, R Mulry, P Lynch, J Why, R Dolan (0-1), S Trundle (0-1), P Gannon, R Fallon, T Fallon (0-4), K Kelly (1-1), A Donnelly (3-0), J Cunniffe, D Finneran, D Gacquin, M Dillon, E Clogher, J Dillon, J Mannion, M Lohan, S Lynch, S Hynes.

Aidan’s and Oran honoured

Stephen Harney, St. Aidan’s GAA and Maura Kelly, Oran GAA, received official Healthy Club Awards on behalf of their clubs at a special ceremony in Croke Park last Saturday.

  The ceremony saw 58 GAA clubs recognised as the first official ‘Healthy Clubs’ on the island of Ireland. The GAA’s Healthy Clubs Project hopes to transform GAA clubs nationally into hubs for community health and wellbeing.

  St. Aidan’s made history back in June when they launched their complete smoke free policy in Ballyforan, the first of its kind in Roscommon. Five local national schools in the parish are also committed to creating a smoke free community, setting a positive example for young people with the intention to reduce initiation rates.

  Oran GAA are coming into the third year of their hugely successful Oran Gets Active, an 8-week exercise programme. Last year saw over 70 participants, both men and women, aged 16 to 70 years participate in the weekly fitness classes.

Athleague face Clanmaurice

Roscommon junior champions Athleague travel to Ballinderreen on Sunday to face Kerry and Munster champions Clanmaurice in the All-Ireland semi-final. The game throws in at 2 pm. Athleague will be hoping to get back into the All-Ireland final as they were defeated in the final by Johnstownbridge two years ago.

Tulsk win replay!

IQ Financial Services Roscommon MFC Division 2 Final Replay:

Tulsk 1-13 Elphin/Ballinameen 1-4

Tulsk were in control from the first whistle and aided by a super goal from James Egan, they led 1-6 to 0-2 at half-time. They continued to dominate after the break and a string of impressive points saw them pull further away. Elphin/Ballinameen scored a late consolation through sub Stephen Quinn but Tulsk had already done enough for a deserved win.

Tulsk scorers: C Fahy (0-6), J Egan (1-1), C Moylan and D Cribbin (0-2) each, D Connolly and T Fitzmaurice (0-1) each.

  Note: Tulsk went on to play their third game in five days on Friday night when they defeated Oranmore/Maree in the Connacht Division 2 semi-final by 1-17 to 1-11 and will now play Mayo champions Annagh Rovers in the Connacht final this Friday in Ballyhaunis at 8 pm.