Club Notes

ST. BARRY’S  We are the County Champions: Congratulations lads and well done. A great victory in Tulsk on Sunday last. You are now the Junior A County Champions. It was hard earned, and let’s face it lads the first half was poor, but credit where credit is due, you started to motor after half time and when you did you were unstoppable, classy and ferociously determined, and that goes for all the squad. Yes there were some sitters missed in the first half, but they sure made up for it in the second half. You fought for one another, and got the vital scores. Once you got your noses in front pretty early in the second half, no one but no one was going to get back in front of the Barry boys.  This squad has been knocking on this door now for more than a few years and have gelled very well together. We had some great scores especially in the second half from Rogers, Murtagh, Fallon and Guildford really steadied the ship, but from goalie Damien Wallace to the full forward line was excellent in second half. So lets salute the full squad, Damien Wallace, Noel Rogers, Kieran Garraghan, James Bennett, Raymond Rogers, Michael Regan, Kieran Wallace, Johnny Harte, David Keenan, Tony Fallon, John Murtagh, Martin Guildford, Keith McGowan, Finbar McGowan, Kyle Cawley, Jarlath Fallon, Sean Doherty Gavin Glancy, Ronan Mitchell, Eoin O’Boyle, Michael Colligan, Michael Burke, David Harte Barry Fallon, Aaron Murtagh, Eamon Leavy and Damian Fallon. The bonfires blazed on Sunday evening in Scramogue and Whitehall, and rightly so for our heroes who have made many many sacrifices to achieve this goal. To the backroom team presently and those in the past who have done so much with this bunch of players, we also congratulate you for that great effort. There’s not much of a rest for the lads now it’s back to business next Saturday in Ballinasloe in the Connacht Junior Championship. Enjoy that winning feeling lads and good luck next Saturday. Important club meeting: A very important meeting of the club will take place on this Friday night the 9th November in the club house. Minor club members are also asked to attend this meeting. Please make an effort to get there. Claire out and about again: Good to see my PRO assistant out and about again after her short stay in hospital. Lotto Results: Draw took place in Costello’s. Numbers drawn were 16, 11, 3 and 25. No jackpot winner, €80 Karen Casserly; €40 Niall and Tracey; €30e Geri Casey. Next weeks draw takes place in Lodge, and the jackpot will be €7,400. Well done Ciara and Tony: Well done to Ciara McGowan and Tony Hanly who recently ran the Dublin City Marathon and indeed completed the full course which is a great achievement for both. Well done to both of you. Sympathy extended: The club extend its sympathy to Fr. Eddie Prendergast, Kilglass on the death of his sister Maura Crowley, Cork and also the death of his brother-in-law Jimmy O’Leary, Kilkenny. We also extend sympathy to Tommy Jordan, Gortlustia, Scramogue on the death of his Aunt Margaret Ann Flaherty who passed away recently in America. ROSCOMMON GAELS Family night: Our family night will take place in the Hyde centre on Friday night 7th December. Medals will be presented to our underage boys and girls on the night. Minor board annual general meeting: The annual general meeting of the minor club will take place on Wednesday 12th December in the Hyde centre at 8 pm. Ladies football annual general meeting: The annual general meeting of the ladies club will take place this Saturday 10th November in the Hyde centre at 8 pm. All parents and members and parents who have an interest in helping out are asked to attend. Club annual general meeting: The annual general meeting of the club will take place on Sunday 16th December in the Hyde centre at 2 pm. Nomination papers will issue shortly to all club members.  Club development draw: Tickets are now on sale for our annual development draw, which takes place at our family night in the Hyde centre on 7th December. Tickets cost €20, prizes €2,000, 2 x €500, 1 x €300, 1 x €200, 5 x €100. Tickets are now available from club members and we ask support for this venture. Hyde park / Roscommon Gaels Lotto: Numbers drawn 12, 16, 19, 21. No jackpot winner. 30 euro winners: Tara O’Grady, Sinead Glynn, c/o Mona, Francis Garvey, c/o T. Doolan, Cormac Hoare, Stonepark, John Igoe. Next week’s jackpot is €1,450. KILGLASS GAELS Yet again the road from Rooskey was like the M50 as Kilmore and Kilglass came together for the minor final replay and like the last day there was never much in it at any stage of the game.  Two points was the most that separated the teams at any stage. It was a game about the two corner forwards with Paul Garvey and Kevin Feeney leading the score. At half time Kilglass lead by two points and yet again at full time the game was a draw. Extra time was low scoring and players from both sides were feeling the pinch but they couldn’t be separated and yet again the teams must do it all again. Well done to Kilglass who really gave it their all and are not giving up this chance of winning this title – cup and championship at any cost.  On Monday last our minor girls beat Clann na Gael in the championship, unfortunately for the visitors the only close clash that was going to be in this game was the colours and Kilglass won well in the end. Well done to our neighbours St. Barry’s as they were crowned junior champions at long last. Hopefully next year they will be handing that cup over to us.  The minor club would like to thank the following for their sponsorship to the minor club trip last weekend Ann Larkin dress fabrics direct, Patrick Harte engineering, Eugene McHugh, Joe McEvoy Roscommon Oil, Adrian Duffy Carpentry. A meeting to discuss the clubs fundraising will be held in clubrooms on Thursday at 9.30, everyone welcome.  ST. FAITHLEACH’S Lotto: Numbers drawn: 3, 11, 13, and 17. No jackpot winner. €20 winners – John Hegarty, Strokestown Road; Marie Brady, Drumlish; Pauline Rattigan, Fermoyle; Jack McGloin, Cloontuskert; Paddy Neilan, Lough Ree Park. Next draw on November 13 th for a jackpot of €4,300. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the McGann family & Eamon Fallon on the death of Barbara McGann, The Green, Lanesboro. Minor Club AGM: The Minor Club AGM will take place on Friday 16th November in the Club House at 8 pm sharp. All parents of Minor players for the coming year are asked to attend. Best of Luck: The Club would like to wish St. Brigid’s the very best of luck in the Connacht Semi-Final next weekend. EIRE OG Congratulations to Padraic Finan who won the Club lotto jackpot recently of €4,700. Well done Padraic and best of luck with the money.  The bank holiday draw was held in Coney Island Bar Gortaganny. The Jackpot was not won. The winner of the European Holiday with Paul Claffey tours was Derek Moran, Ballyglass West. Winner of €1,000 was Martin O Neil c/o Pat Finan, and the winner of €500 was Freddie Preston, Co. Meath. Well done to all who bought tickets and especially all those who sold tickets. Through your efforts the club raised in excess of €50,000 towards the new club facilities. One year lotto membership is still available, please support. Get well wishes are extended to Darren McDermott who is recovering from an injury at the moment. The club extends it sympathies to the Flanagan family on their recent bereavement. CASTLEREA ST. KEVIN’S Hurling: Our annual Castlerea U-10 Hurling Blitz, sponsored by Finola Foods, will be held on Saturday next, 10th November. Eight Clubs will take part and we look forward to a great day’s hurling.  Light Snacks will be provided and all players are asked to be at the O’Rourke Centre by 10.30 am. No Activities: No activities on the playing fields so very little to report. Geoffrey Claffey has taken his leave of us temporarily and is gone Down Under for at least six months. He will be joined in the coming week by Giles McDonagh and Marty Conneely. We wish all three the best of luck on their trip to Australia and hopefully we will see them back in the Castlerea St Kevin’s colours early in 2008. Who knows we might hear of them being signed up by some ‘Aussie Rules’ team! Also this week David Flannery and Jacinta Flynn leave us to take up employment in England. We wish them both well and also hope to see them back early in 2008. Rumour also has it that ‘Junior’ could be moving shortly, we will keep you posted.  Best wishes: Everyone involved with Castlerea St Kevin’s extend best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to young Boyle and Roscommon Player Cian Smith who is ill at present. ST. BRIGID’S Ladies Football: U-18 Championship – Our U-18 team had a comprehensive win over Roscommon Gaels in the championship on Friday last. They now play Kilglass Gaels on Tuesday next, in Garry castle at 8 pm Minor Board: Under 12’s win Clonguish Tournament – Last weekend our U-12 squad had a fantastic win in the Clonguise Tournament, and in doing so completed a 3-in-a-row for the club in this very well organised competition. The panel came through a tough 4 team group as runners-up, having drawn with the group winners, a very strong Gortletteragh side. This drawn game was a very tight affair throughout and a last minute goal gave our lads a well deserved draw and also laid down a marker for a letter date with the same opposition. Fixtures: All roads lead to Tuam Stadium on Sunday next when our Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored Senior Football team travel in defence of their Connacht crown where they play the Galway County Champions Killerrin in the Connacht Club Semi Final. Throw in is at 2 pm and your support will be greatly appreciated by the lads on the day. Going to the Dogs: Our Senior Football team are organising a fundraising Night at the Dogs in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 17th November. Tickets are €10 each and are available from all Senior players and committee members. Their will be a bus departing from the club house on the night and any interested parties should phone 085 1440162 for bookings.  ST. MICHAELS Last Sunday in Boyle was one of the better days for our club on the playing fields with wins for both U-16s and U-21s. In the U16 league final the team reversed the result of the championship final against the same opposition by defeating Ballinameen by four points. Again this was a most enjoyable and sporting final between the two teams. Early points from Stephen Daly, Tomas Cooney and Kieran Cooney were cancelled out by a Ballinameen goal after 12 minutes. James Reynolds then found the net after a great solo run and sub Andrew Moran scored two fine points with Stephen Daly adding another goal and a point from a free to put our side seven points clear at the break. A Niall MacDermott goal put us ten points up midway through the second half and although Ballinameen finished strongly our defence held firm and Michael Leyden made one vital save near the end. This was a good team performance and all the players can take credit for their part in the victory. Final score St Michaels 3-8 Ballinameen 2-7. Captain James Reynolds was presented with the league trophy and bonfires blazed to welcome the team home. Well done to all the panel and team management.  No date is confirmed for the U-21 final as some games have yet to be played on the other side of the draw. Thanks to all our supporters who came out in force to support both teams. PADRAIG PEARSE’S The Padraig Pearse’s Football board AGM took place last Sunday and the following members were elected: Chairman: Paul Flynn, Vice Chairman: Tom Carey, Secretary: Andrew Naughton, Assistant Secretary: Niall Murray. Team managers: Senior: Eamonn Mahon, Junior A: Johnny Brooks, U21 Aidan Colleran. Minor Board: Chairman: John Corbett, Vice Chairman: Joe Phelan, Secretary: Krystle Donnellan, Vice Secretary: Larry Kelly. Managers: Minor: Noel Farrell, Niall Murray, and Bernie Butler, U16: Michael Dolphin, U14: Larry Kelly, U12: Stephen Reilly and Brendan Payne, U10/U8: Michael Galvin, Ciaran McGreal, Tom Carey. There will be a céilí in the clubhouse next Saturday night music by Star of Munster Céilí band, all are welcome. TULSK The U-21’s lost the semi final to Kilbride at the weekend this is a tough competition at a difficult time of year and many thanks to management of the U-21 squad.  This wraps up the adult football for another year, overall the year went ok with the U-21s getting to semi final, also the Junior team got to the Semis, the Intermediates got to last 8 of the championship and last 4 of the league. No silverware this year but a step forward was made for ’08 success.  MINOR STROKESTOWN  Our U-11 team competed in the Gavin Lee Memorial Tournament hosted by Elphin on Sunday. Wins against Elphin and Kilmore and a loss against Western Gaels saw Strokestown come second place in the competition. Team: Keelan Kelly, Jill Mullooly, Brian Neary, Fionn Staiger, Patrick Hagan, Keith Murphy, Gary Galvin, Luke Corcoran, Luke Kelly, Dylan Owens, Ben Foy, Adam Mullooly, Aoife Shiel, Jordon Fahy, Mikey Kavanagh, Cian Corcoran, Jack Kelly, Eleanor Hanley, Kevin Shiel, Aaron Convey, Tony Lavin, Cathal Feehily. Thanks to Elphin Club for the invitation.    HURLING ORAN Oran were narrowly defeated by Padraic Pearses, in the U16 hurling championship, in Rockfield, on bank holiday Monday. Oran started well and were two points ahead by the 11th minute, thanks to scores by D. Concannon and D. McDermott. The loss of M. Finneran through injury unsettled Oran and the sides were level at 0-3 each at half time. Oran started the second half very well and fluffed a number of goal chances, before D. Kenny goaled to give them a three-point lead.  Pearses took over about midway through the half and drew level with four minutes remaining.  Oran clung on desperately, but two points in the last minute gave Pearses victory. Final Score Pearses 0-8 Oran 1-3. Oran: P. Kenny, S. Keane, M.T. McCormack, N. Scanlon, M. Finneran, S. Moylett, M. Gunning, D. Concannon (0-2), D. Kenny (1-0), T. Featherstone, D. McDermott (0-1), T. Feeley, D. McCormack, T. Curley, G. Concannon.  Subs: C.  Kenny, K. Keegan. FOUR ROADS Just a reminder to all hurling club members, the Hurling AGM takes place this Friday the 9th in Four Roads NS at 8 o’clock sharp. All members are asked to attend. This Saturday the U10 Castlerea tournament takes place. All U10 hurlers are asked to be at Four Roads pitch at half nine sharp. A bowling night has been organised for Friday the 16th, for all U12 hurlers and footballers. This is always a great night for the kids and all parents are asked to have their kids at the bowling alley in Athlone for 7 o’clock sharp. This is a joint effort between St. Aidan’s and Four Roads. A website for Four Roads hurling club is currently being developed. Have a look at it, those responsible are open to all suggestions.  TREMANE Best Wishes: The Club would like to wish Enda Keaveney well as he departs for Australia for a year. Enda has been a great servant to the club as a player, for his work around the pitch and repairing broken hurleys. We wish Enda a safe and pleasant stay Down Under and look forward to hearing from him in the near future. CAMOGIE  ATHLEAGUE  Senior Team: The camogie calendar comes to an end for the senior team on this Saturday, 10th November, 2007 when they take on Killimordaly in the Connacht Intermediate Club championship at 12.30 p.m. in Athleague. All 23 members of the panel will now be available for selection on Saturday. Indoor Camogie: Indoor camogie commences on this Friday night, 9th November, 2007 at 7 pm sharp in the Community Centre, Athleague for all U-12 players. The indoor sessions will continue for 6 weeks to 14th December 2007 when an indoor blitz will take place. Players are requested to bring along €2 per night to cover the cost of the hall, etc. Congratulations: The Club would like to send heartiest congratulations to the Senior hurling team on winning the county senior title for the second year in a row on Sunday last.  We wish them the best of luck in the replay against Ballina in the Connacht Championship.  ORAN The Junior team is playing Turloughmore in the Connacht Junior B Final on Sunday at 1 o’clock in Rockfield. The team have a very good chance of winning this game and your support would be greatly appreciated. Congratulations to Brian and Denise on their recent marriage.