Club Notes

ROSCOMMON GAELS Family Night: Our annual family night will take place in the Hyde Centre on Friday 7th December. Medals will be presented to our underage boys and girls on the night. Minor Board AGM Will take place on Wednesday 12th December in the Hyde at 8 p.m. Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 16th December in the Hyde at 2 p.m. Nomination papers will issue shortly to all club members. Club Development Draw tickets are now on sale, available from club members, for our annual development draw which takes place at our family night.  General Club Meeting on Wednesday 14th November in Hyde at 9.15 p.m. Motions and nominations for the upcoming County Hurling Convention will be discussed. Votes of Smypathy to the Daly and Hession families on the death of Mrs. Daly, Ardsallagh and to the relatives and friends of the late Mrs. Maura Dolan, Golf Links Road. Hospital Protest March: We request support for the march for Roscommon Hospital next Saturday. Meet at Hannon’s Hotel at 1.15 p.m.  Ladies: The Roscommon Gaels ladies held their AGM last Saturday night and we’d like to thank everyone who turned up. Officers and managers for 2008 were elected. Marie McAleer has stepped down after over 3 years and the Club would like to thank her for all the hard work and effort she has put in and wishes her successor Hughie Waters good luck. The following officers were elected – Chairperson Hughie Waters, Vice Chairperson Marie McAleer, Registrar Maureen Sharkey, Secretary Michelle McNeela, Asst. Secretary Natasha Comiskey. Michael Glaveys   The under 21 team eventually got their championship underway on Sunday at 1 pm in Kilglass (See fixtures).   The Intermediate team maintain their O’Gara Cup status by defeating Eire on a scoreline of 0-13 to 2-4.   Best for Glaveys were D. Waldron, J.T. Burke, P. Cummins and G. Cunningham. Many thanks to all who supported the club at the race night last weekend.   Our Minor Ladies play Co. Semi-final on Sunday in Ballinlough at 2 pm. Please support.   STROKESTOWN The U-21 game due to be played last weekend was postponed. See Fixtures for details. Training continues.  There will be a players meeting in the Percy French Hotel at 9pm sharp on Saturday night this weekend. All players are urged to attend. PADRAIG PEARSES The Hurling Board AGM (both Minor and Senior) will be held on Saturday, November 17th in the clubhouse at 8 pm. The Club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 24th at 7 pm. Please attend. Photo from the recent Minor championship final can be viewed at www.photobox.ie/album/6651383. Photos from the recent U-10 final can be viewed at www.photobox.ie/album/6446700 . School blitz photos can be viewed at www.photobox.ie/album/5907945 . ST DOMNICS   Senior football AGM takes place Friday 16th Nov. at 8pm in the Meeting Room. It is important that as many as possible attend this Meeting. Senior Hurling AGM – takes place Sunday 18 th Nov. at 6pm in the Meeting Room. Please attend. Camogie AGM takes place Monday 19 th   Nov. at 8.30pm in the Meeting Room. It is important that as many as possible attend. Forthcoming Meetings: Wednesday 21st Nov AGM Ladies Football Club. Thursday 22 nd Nov. AGM Minor Football Club Sunday 25 th Nov. Overall Executive A.G.M. Minor Ladies: Our Minor Ladies put in a great performance on Sunday overcoming a very strong St Croans side in the semi-final of the Minor ‘B’ Championship. This was a very close encounter all through with only one point in it at half time and the similar margin again with just one minute left in the game when a great Dominics move ended with a goal and a 4 point victory which earned a place in the final in a Fortnights time. We play either Oran or St Kevins in the final. Training will take place Friday evening from 7 – 7.45pm. Golf Society: Our Annual Captains (Vincent Pierse) weekend away took place in Donegal Town at the weekend. The Gala Dinner took place on Saturday night in the Abbey Hotel where. Eddie Miley presented the winners with their Prizes overall winner was Michael Dolan. Outgoing Captain Vincent Pierse spoke of a very enjoyable and successful year, he thanked all members and partners who attended, the Officers of the society especially secretary Eddie Miley and treasurer Kevin Rogers, the sponsors of the Raffle – Abbey Hotel, Tony Coyne, Joe McCarthy, Michael O’Connor, Frank Grehan and Marian Dolan and also Albert O’Connor who organised the trip to Portugal. He thanked his family for their support throughout the year and announced the incoming Captain for 2008, Padraig Derven. Eddie Miley then brought proceedings to a close by making a small presentation to Fr Michael Donnelly who made a special effort to be present both days despite his very busy schedule.                                      Overall Winner Michael Dolan.  2 nd Padraig Walsh, 3 rd Seamus Corcoran. Ladies winner Mary Coyne. Beginners Des Burns. ‘New Golfer’ David O’Connor. Long drive Seamus Hunt. Nearest Pin Albert O’Connor. Front Nine Denis O’Brien. Back nine Eddie Miley. Visitors prize Frank Grehan.  Minor: U-10 Congratulations to our U-10 team who won the Castlerea Connacht Blitz on Saturday last for the third year in a row.   U-13: Congratulations to our U-13 team who won the Murray Cup for the first time on 29th October, in St Dominic’s Pitch, Knockcroghery. The cup was presented by the late Jamsie Murray & his family for this competition and we would like to thank the Murray family for their continued support of this annual tournament.  We would also like to thank the other teams who participated this year and contributed on the day to a fine display of hurling: Southern Gael’s, Roscommon Gael’s and Padraig Pearses. After a great year for Naomh Dominic’s minor hurling we are the proud holders of both the Micheal Cox Perpetual Trophy and the Murray Cup. Minor Hurling AGM will take place Saturday, 17 November, at 8pm in the meeting room at the pitch.  All are welcome. ST. BARRY’S   St. Barry’s travelled to Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on Sunday to take on St. Colman’s of Gort in the Connacht Junior semi final and came away with a 6 point deficit despite having built up a seven point lead at half time. As the final whistle was blown by Leitrim referee Ray McBrien there was a sense of great disappointment in the ranks of the many Barry supporters present, and indeed among the players and mentors. A seven points cushion at half time should have been enough to see them through. However despite their disappointment, Barry’s have achieved their goal for 2007 and will look forward to playing Intermediate in Roscommon next year. Scor: Well done to all our participants in Junior Scor. First of all a mile buiochas to all our youngsters who represented the Tarmonbarry/Scramogue area. We had success in several different areas, but the most important success was the one of competing. Congrats to the Ballad groups, solo singers, figure dancers, Instrumentalists, Novelty Actors, Solo singing. Well done to all involved. If you are under seventeen and interested in competing contact Nuala on 087-7850003. CLANN NA NGAEL The Clann senior team is taking on St Barry’s at 2pm on Sunday for a place in next years O’Rourke cup. Support is needed to give the lads a much-needed boost. Minor Board AGM is taking place on Monday November 19th at 8pm in the clubhouse. All members are asked to attend. New faces would be very much welcomed. Clann 4-13 Strokestown 2-6: The Minors had a good win over Strokestown under lights in Ballyforan last Friday night.  Clann 8-16 Roscommon Gaels 1-0: Clann minors qualified for the knockout stages of the championship with a high scoring win over Roscommon Gaels on Sunday morning.  Fixtures: Saturday Division 4 League – Clann vs Kilbride at 2.30pm in Knockcroghery; Sunday’s Senior League Play Off Clann vs St Barrys at 2 pm in Knockcroghery. CASTLEREA ST KEVINS Our ladies minor team play Oran in their championship semi final in O’Rourke Park on Sunday 18 th November at 1pm; lets hope there will be a good turnout of supporters to cheer them on. Lavinia Kelly, one of the stalwarts of the ladies senior team leaves for Australia this week; we wish Lavinia well and again hope she will be back with us early next year.  Commiserations to Athleague on losing their hurling replay to Ballina and also to St Barrys who lost out to Gort in the Junior football championship and well done to St Brigids on their great win over Kilkerrin. We extend sincere sympathy to club players Martin & Shane Raftery on the death of their grandmother, to club players Enda & Jason Kenny on the death of their grandmother and also to Moira Hanly, Tarmon on the death of her brother in Dublin. ST BRIGID’S   Senior Football AIB Connacht Club Championship semi final St Brigid’s 4-10 Killerin 1-11: Our Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored Senior team created another piece of Club History on Sunday last when they had an emphatic victory over the Galway Champions Killerin to reach their third Connacht Football title in a row. It is not that often a Roscommon team goes in to the Home of Galway Football and grinds out a victory in the manner of which the lads did on Sunday last. However nothing is won yet and they now have to travel to Ballina on Sunday 25 th November to look to retain their AIB Connacht Club Champions crown against a very experienced Ballina Stephenities side who themselves were crowned All Ireland Club Champions only a few years back. Thanks to everyone from the Parish, County and surrounding areas who came to support the lads and we hope you will travel to Ballina to lend your vocal support in their quest to retain their title. Course: The Club is running a foundation level-coaching course, which will be run by the Clubs new coaching co-ordinator Kieran Kilkenny on Saturday 8 th December. Anybody wishing to take part in this course should contact Kieran on 087 9093149 Fund-raising Night: Our Senior Football team are organising a fundraising night at the Dogs in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 17 th November. Tickets are €10 each and are available from all senior players and committee members. There will be a bus departing from the club house on the night and any interested parties should phone 085 1440162 for bookings.  KILMORE The National Automation sponsored Minor team was beaten by St Croan’s in the League semi final replay in an enjoyable game of football. Final score:  0-10 to 2-7.  The replay of the Minor Championship match with Kilglass may be fixed for the weekend.  Our Ladies were defeated by Ml Glavey’s 3-10 to 0-5 in the semi final 9-a-side Minor Championship competition on Sunday having defeated Oran on Thursday night. Thanks to Kevin Caslin & his mentors for their efforts with the girls and a special thanks to the girls themselves for keeping the Kilmore flag flying. Well done to the children of Aughrim N.S who won various places at the Scór na bPaisti final on Friday night last. The Club is organising a Table Quiz in Early’s Hillstreet on Friday night at 10pm. Prizes galore.  BOYLE The U-16s won the League final on Saturday in Ballyleague against St Aidans with a superb team performance. Final score Boyle 1-12 St Aidans 1-5. This comes on top of their recent Championship win and so finishes off a fine season for the team.  At the follow up meeting to discuss future plans two Committees were selected, one for football and one for finance. Both committees met on Monday 12th to establish an agenda for further action.   The dates for the AGM’s have been fixed with the Minor AGM on December 12th and the Senior AGM on December 16th. ST JOSEPHS A general club meeting will take place on Friday 16th November at 8.30pm sharp in the clubhouse. All players, officials and members are asked to attend. There are a number of important issues for discussion on the agenda. ST. FAITHLEACH’S  Our Minor Club AGM has been changed to Monday, 19th November in the Clubhouse at 8pm sharp. All parents of Minor players are asked to attend. Congratulations to our Minor Ladies who defeated Padraig Pearses on Sunday last in the semi-final. Final score St. Faithleachs 2-11 Padraig Pearses 2-4.  They meet Michael Glaveys in the County Final next weekend. Please come out and support the ladies on the day. Meeting: The Club is holding a General Meeting on Tuesday 27/11/07 in the Clubhouse. ST. CROANS   Pride of place for the week goes to our fantastic Minor team who finally secured a place in the league final by defeating Kilmore in their second replay in Tulsk on Saturday last. After two exciting, pulsating, drawn games one may have been forgiven for thinking this game couldn’t live up to what went before. However, the game was even more exciting and great football and heart stopping moments were on display. Every player made a huge contribution to earn their place in the final, which will take place on Sunday, 18 th at 2 p.m. in Castlerea. Please support. Also the club would like to thank the kind sponsors of a set of tops for the team.  Lotto: Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Tommy Grogan and Benny O’Connell in Ballintubber and Padraic Conama, Eamonn Ceannt and William Tiernan in Ballymoe.    Dinner Dance: St. Croans Dinner Dance will take place on 9 th February 2008 in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon. It will begin at 7 p.m. with music by La Bamba and the Special Guest will be G.A.A. Broadcaster Michéal Ó Muircheartaigh. Tickets will go on sale next weekend, costing €50. Purchase early to avoid disappointment! TULSK The Club AGM is taking place on24th November at 5:30pm in the clubrooms; a large crowd is expected to be in attendance.  Tickets are on sale in the area at the moment for our night in Galway at the dogs (1 st Dec). Contact Barry Miley, Steve Fahy or anyone from the finance committee for information. St. Mary’s is having a Bring & Buy sale on 9 th December in Tulsk Inn. All support appreciated. HURLING FOUR ROADS Underage Hurling: Last Friday our hurling AGM took place in Four Roads NS. It was a great turnout with over 40 people attending, full report next week. U-10: Last Saturday our U-10 hurlers travelled to Castlerea for the annual blitz. It proved to be a great day for all, with the weather staying fine and some great hurling. We started our campaign against St Dominic’s and just beat them with a late goal from Cormac Coyle, Brian Lawlor getting the other score in that game. Our next game was against Toureen, which we lost. We then played Castlerea and proved two strong. Because of the score difference Dominics went to the A final, and we went to the B final against Castlebar. It was a good game of hurling with Donal Kelly again scoring a fine point from play, followed by another goal from Cormac Coyle, then Brian Lawlor scored a point and then the game ended with a Dara Mc Carthy goal. It was very well organised and is always a great day out for kids at this age. Our U-14 hurlers are out this Saturday for the last time this year, in the Galway league final against Ballinasloe. The game is in Mountbellew at 2.30 pm, again I would ask for support and we wish them the very best of luck. LADIES STROKESTOWN Meeting next Friday evening in the Percy French at 9.30p.m. All players and members asked to attend. FOUR ROADS Our minors played Roscommon Gaels in the Hyde on Sunday in the Shield semi-final and won on a scoreline of 8-19 to 0-2. They have now reached the Shield final, which is down for decision next weekend. We will advise the girls where, when and who the opposition are to be during the week.