Club Notes

CASTLEREA ST KEVINS The following officers were elected for 2008 at the club AGM: President Kieran Madigan, Chairman Liam Callaghan, Vice Chairperson Marie McDermott, Secretary Paddy Duignan, Asst Secretary Marie McDermott, PRO Danny Burke. Committee: Dermot Lyons Jnr, Colm Larkin, Michael Kelly (Southpark), Joe Henry, Michael Keenan, Michael McDermott, Joe McElhone, Michael Guthrie, Eddie Campion, Sean Raftery, Margaret Gunning, Mattie Noel Reilly, Ciaran Murren, Michael Kelly (Knockmurray), Tommie Finan, John Callaghan, Gerry Hayes, Johnny Flynn. Minor board delegates – Danny Burke Michael Kell,y Tommy Finan. Team Managers- U-6: Danny Burke, Michael Keenan Michael McDermott; U-8: Colm Larkin, Joe Henry, Michael Kelly (S); U-10 and U-11: Michael Guthrie, Joe McElhone, Eddie Campion; U-12: Danny Burke, Sean Raftery, Joe Henry; U-16: Michael Kelly (K), John Callaghan, Ciaran Murren. The U-14 team selectors were left over until the January meeting. Our ladies minor team won the minor championship when they beat St Dominics in Hyde Park in near gale force conditions. Final score Castlerea St Kevins 4-11, St Dominics 5-6.  The team wishes to thank their manager, Concepta Carty and also Claire McDermott, Joan Caslin, and Tommy Finan for their help and support throughout the year and they also wish to congratulate Rachel Ryan on receiving the player of the match award. The A.G.M did not go ahead as scheduled on Saturday night last; it will now take place on Sunday 30 th December at 3 O’clock in the O’Rourke Centre; the club have ambitious plans for development at the O’Rourke Park and it is imperative that everyone with an interest in this development attends this meeting. ROSCOMMON GAELS  The annual  family night will take place on Friday night in the Hyde Centre starting at 6.45pm with Mass for deceased members of the club.The presentation of all underage medals will take place after mass. The AGM of the minor club wil take place on Wednesday 12th December in the Hyde Centre at 8pm sharp. The club AGM will take place on Sunday 16th December in the Hyde Centre at 2pm sharp. Nomination papers have ben sent to members and they should be returned to the Secretary by 6pm on Wednesday 12th December. Tickets are now on sale in the club development draw which will take place on Friday night during the family night.  The annual Kenneth Connolly Hurling Tournament will take place on Sunday December 30th at Hyde Park. The hurling mentors are currently finalising teams. The Ger Michael Grogan Cup will take place on Saturday 8th December in Ballintubber at 2.15pm. Bus leaves Royal Hotel at 1.15pm sharp. The club wish to extend their sympathy to the Heneghan family the Walk, and the Casey family, Athlone Road on their recent breavements. Hyde Park Committee AGM (tonight) Thursday 6th at the Hyde Centre at 9pm sharp. All members are asked to attend. CLANN NA NGAEL  A large crowd attended the Club’s AGM last Friday night in Johnstown. Everybody was thanked for their support both on and off the pitch. Special mention were given to new ventures like the fielding of a 2 nd team in the U-12 championship, a very successful Race Night held in Mullingar, the Stephen’s Day Charity match which raised over €2,500 for the Roscommon/Mayo Hospice, the successful hosting of the Portlaoise and St Rynagh clubs in Feile Peil na nOg, the Football Training Clinic held in Johnstown and the acquirement of new deliberator for the club grounds. Chairperson Padraig Naughton thanked all officers and management teams that were stepping down, their time and hard work was much appreciated and he also wished all new officers and management teams every success in the year ahead. The Lotto committee and Parks committee were also thanked and the club sponsors at all grades. Sympathies were extended to all the families who suffered bereavement during the year. The following were elected: Presidents Paddy Berrigan; Tom Brien Steve Collins; Chairperson Padraig Naughton; Vice-Chairperson Benny O’Brien; Secretary Paul Bruce; Asst Secretary Thomas Seery; Treasurer Eithne O’Neill; Asst Treasurer Anne Shine; Registrar Ray Fallon Jnr; Insurance Officer Dermot Kelly; PRO Sean Murray; Senior Team Manager Enon Gavin; 2 nd   Team Manager, Paul Whyte; 3 rd  Team Manage, Michael Keena; U-21 Team Manager Thomas Seery; Co-Ordinator of Coaching Eamon Harney; Player Representative Gary Shine; County Board Delegates: Dermot Rock, Gerry Petit; Mid-South Board Delegates: Paul Whyte, Phelim O’Neill; Parks Committee: Ray Fallon, Padraig Harney, Enda Shine, Tommy Fallon. St Barry’s 1-9 Clann 1-8: The year ended in disappointment as Clann missed out on promotion by a single point to St Barry’s in wet and windy Ballyleague last Sunday  Charity Football Matches in Johnstown on December 26 th at 1.30pm in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.  Clann na nGael Social in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on January 5 th at 8pm. The team being honoured this year is the 1981/1982 team that won the senior county championship KILMORE Our Senior team sponsored by Denis Flynn of Hillstreet Quarries play St. Brigids in the O’Rourke Cup Final on Sunday 9 th December in Kilmore at 2pm. Please come and support. A church gate collection to defray expenses will be held at all Masses at the weekend. Training in the use of defibalators will take place in the clubrooms (this evening) Thursday 6th at 7pm. Anybody interested in training please attend. A further training session may be arranged later. All past secretaries and treasurers please give a photo to Chairman before the weekend. The Minor Board is organising a Tour to Croke Park on 15 th December. Anyone interested in travelling please contact Brian Carroll or Christy Gannon.  The club extends its sympathy to the Meehan Family and Keane family following their recent bereavements. PADRAIG PEARSES Ladies Football AGM takes place in the clubhouse next Saturday night at 8pm. Any club member willing to give time either as a trainer or officer is asked to attend this meeting. The Golf Society will have their next Golf outing in Ballinasloe Golf Club on Saturday December 8 th tee is reserved from 11 – 1 pm. Check out our website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~padraigpearses/     For your ideas and suggestions please contact padraigpearses@eircom.net . ST DOMINICS Dinner Dance this year’s Dinner Dance will take place in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Friday 11 th January. The Intermediate Football Champions will be presented with their medals. As a tribute to Jamsie Murray St Dominics is presenting a Cup to the County Board to be awarded to the winners of the Intermediate Football Championship. It will be known as Corn Jamsie Murray. Anyone who wishes to be associated with this presentation may contact John Caulfield at 087-2922661 or Padraig Tracey at 087-2879741. St Dominic’s Ladies Football AGM was held on 21 st November and the following officers were elected: Chairperson:   Carol Doran Joyce, Vice Chairperson: Helen O’Connor, Secretary: Bridie Egan. Asst Secretary: Bernie Kilcline, Treasurer: Cormac McNally, Asst Treasurer: Elaine Beades, Child Officer: Rosari Coyle. Asst Child Officer: Frances Farrell, Registrar Nuala Morris, Asst Registrar: Bernie Kilcline, PRO Ann Horgan Healy. The next committee meeting is scheduled for 9 pm in the meeting room St Dominic’s on 13 th December.    FUERTY We had a great win over St. Faithleachs in the Tansey Cup semi final played in Mulhern Park on Saturday. This was a hard fought win played in terrible conditions and we have now qualified for the Final against Elphin in Castlerea at 2 pm on Saturday. The players would appreciate your support for the game. BOYLE The Minor AGM takes place on December Wednesday 12th and the Senior AGM on Sunday December 16 th at 3pm in the Royal Hotel.  At the Executive meeting last Wednesday Chairman Martin Purcell thanked the Football/Finance Committees for their progress reports and for their continuing efforts. Congratulations were extended to Marla Candon for her great achievement in captaining the Ladies underdogs team to victory in the Newbridge Trophy last weekend against the New York All Stars.  Best wishes were expressed to Boyle Sports Complex on their re-opening last Sunday.  Sympathy was passed to the McGovern Family on their recent bereavement in Omagh ST MICHAELS For the second year in a row our U-21’s lost a county final by a point after extra time when they were defeated by Kilglass Gaels in Elphin on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-7. Thanks to the management team of Dermot, Miceal, Michael and Shane for all their work during the U-21 championship and also to the players for their efforts, especially those who made long journeys to training and games. There was a good turn out on Saturday evening at the meeting on the club’s structures and future plans. Thanks to all who attended. Many ideas for the future were presented and discussed and will be progressed further at the AGM on January 6 th . Thanks also to Mick Rock for his role and assistance as facilitator on the night. The Christmas draw will be held on Sunday December 23 rd in Donnellan’s. Tickets are now on sale and available from any club officer. ST FAITHLEACHS Tansey Cup: We bowed out of the Tansey Cup last when we played Fuerty. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 0-8 Fuerty 1-7.  AGM: Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 7th in the Club House. A Mass service for deceased members of the club will take place at 7.45pm followed by the AGM. Please come along and support your club. Club Merchandise: Club Jackets are now on sale. Anyone interested please contact Michael Clery on 087 2238293. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Hanly family on the death of Bridie Harwoond in England, sister of our Chairman John Bill Hanly. Congratulations to Diarmuid Thompson and Adrienne on their recent engagement. 25 Card Drive: Every Tuesday in the Club House, all welcome. KILGLASS GAELS It was another great weekend for the club with a third county  Title within three weeks. This time pride of the parish goes to the U-21 team who won the championship for the first time since  1992. The weather had a huge effect on the standard of football and at the end of normal time the sides were level at 1-6 apiece. At the end of extra time it just came down to a kick of a ball between two great teams and thankfully it came our way. Well done to St Michaels on a great sporting display.  Well done to both the Kilglass team and management. It has been a great year for the Kilglass Club so well done to all involved.  TULSK The Club AGM took place last weekend. Barry Miley was returned as chairman, Margaret Murray as Secretary, Steve Fahy as treasurer, Sean Moylan as PRO, Tommy Kenoy was returned as Intermediate Team manager and Bill Callaghan taking on the junior team. Alan Burnes takes over the U-21’s. The minor board AGM takes place on Sunday at 6.30pm in the clubrooms. A large crowd is expected of minor board members and of general members of the club.  Tulsk GAA Dog Race Night took place Saturday last and a great night was had by the huge crowd from Tulsk. Tulsk GAA wish to thank our main club sponsor Ryan Courtdale Ltd for his support of the event. We wish also to thank all of our sponsors and all who bought tickets. The night was a great success and the club wishes to thank everyone for all of the support.   The Tulsk ladies – St. Mary’s are having a bring and buy sale on the 9 th December in The Tulsk Inn, all support will be appreciated. The club’s thoughts this week are with the Lohan family, as Seamus is quite ill and we wish him a full and speedy recovery,  ST CROANS The Boystown Players will present John B. Keane’s play  ‘Sive’ in Garvey’s, Ballintubber on Friday 14 th and Saturday 15 th December. The play begins at 8:30 pm with refreshments and social to follow. Your support would be appreciated.  Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Jimmy Egan and Gary Cunnane in Ballintubber, Seamus Connolly and Anthony Fleming in Ballymoe. Tickets for the club dinner dance are on sale. Costing €50, they can be purchased from the following People: Tommy Grogan 087-8135549, Benny O’Connell 086-3664603, Tommy Timothy 087-4127444, Anthony Waldron 086-8297175, Eamonn Towey 086-8364209, Bernie Coen 087-6266889 and Sharon Ryan 087-7709939. Finally, the club would like to congratulate John and Caroline Kennedy on the birth of their son Conor.     ST BARRYS  Michael O Murhuirteach well known personality and Gaelic Games correspondent is due to launch a major fundraising drive for the club on Saturday 8th December. The event will take place in Costello’s Lounge and is due to commence at 8.30pm. It is hoped there will be a huge turnout for the event.  We remind people that Scor competitions are coming your way shortly. If you wish to participate in the competitions and you are under 17 contact Nuala at 087-7850003. Anyone from the Tarmonbarry/Scramogue area is entitled to enter provided they fit the age criteria. The second St. Barry’s Annual fundraiser will take place in Costello’s Bar & Lounge on Sunday 16 th December. Auction, raffle, cake sale and a little leg waxing with many other side shows on the afternoon. We also hope to have drama with our local Novelty Act teams. We are asking families to donate something small for the auction, it would be appreciated. For further informnation contact 086-8975006. This was a great success last year and we are hoping for the same this year We extend sympathy to JP Farrell, Cloonmore and Elizabeth Lannigan, Carraun on the death of their mother Mrs .Margaret Farrell. RIP. HURLING BALLYGAR The AGM of Ballygar Hurling Club will take place on Sunday afternoon 9th December at 4.30pm in the Social and Resource Centre. New and old members are welcome to come and have an input on the future of our club. All players, present and new are asked to make a special effort to attend the AGM in order to show intent to next year’s aspirations for the club. LADIES FOOTBALL SHANNON GAELS To commemorate their first year, Shannon Gaels Ladies Football Club will be launching their calendar and hosting a night of entertainment in the Bush Hotel at 8pm on Friday 7th December. Entertainment will include dancing and music by Padraig Farrell & Fanfare, food, medal presentation and a special guest. The club wishes to thank everyone who gave sponsorship, support at games and help to the junior and underage teams.  The junior team had a very successful debut in the championship, remaining unbeaten throughout the competition until they reached the final, which they lost to Boyle by a narrow margin. The underage teams also made their mark with the U-16s progressing to semi-final stages and the U-12s reaching the ‘B final’.  The club received very generous sponsorship throughout the year and the sponsors are thanked most sincerely.