Club notes

BOYLE  The U-14s had good win over Kilbride in the Abbey Park in the Feile competition. The U-16’s lost to a stronger Michael Glaveys outfit in Ballinlough last weekend. They will meet Roscommon Gaels in the championship on Sunday next (again see fixtures).  The McGovern Directional Drilling team kept their 100% record in the Tansey Cup with a 1-12 to 0-6 win over Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass on Saturday last. Their next game will be against Oran on the weekend of 19th/20th. The Feelystone junior team have a home game this weekend against Michael Glaveys  (see fixtures).  There was a very successful defibrillator training session for club members held at the weekend. The club wishes to thank Michael (Sam) Casey who expertly conducted the course.  The club hopes that those who are ’emigrating’ to the Aran Islands this weekend will have a great time and that they brush up on their ‘cupla focail’! The sympathy of the club is extended to Aideen Kennedy, Grange and to Noel Collins family, Elphin on the recent death of their sister Mary, also to Pauline Carty, Knockarush on the death of her father, Francis and to the Scott family, Elphin on the death of E.J. who won many county title with his club in the fifties. CLANN NA GAEL Results-O’Gara Cup: Clann Na nGael 1-11 St Ronan’s 0-5. Clann Na nGael 3-9 Creggs 2-9. Division 4 League: Clann Na nGael 2-8 Oran 0-7. U-16 League: Clann Na nGael 5-8 Western Gaels 1-4.  U-14 Boys Feile; Clann Na nGael 2-14 St. Dominic’s 5-5; Replay-Clann Na nGael 3-9 St Dominic’s 3-7. U-14 Girls Feile: Clann Na nGael 3-9 Ballinameen 1-3   Fixtures- U-14 Boys Feile S/F- Thursday 10th April, Clann Na nGael v St Ciaran’s in Fuerty at 6.45pm. Division 4 League – Friday 11th April, Clann na nGael (3) v Kilbride in Johnstown at 7pm. O’Gara Cup – Saturday 12th April Clann na nGael (2) v St Michaels in Cootehall at 6.30pm. U-16 Championship Q/F- Sunday 13th April, Clann na nGael v St Ciaran’s in Fuerty at 12pm. Ladies U-14 Feile Final – Clann na nGael v St Brigid’s will probably be on Monday 14th or Wednesday 16th April. Clann Na nGael (2) 3-9 Creggs 2-9: The Clann 2nd team enjoyed an exciting win in Cushla Park on Saturday evening. Creggs played with the elements in their favour in the first half and lead by 0-6 to 0-2. U-16 League Clann Na nGael 5-08 Western Gaels 1-4. Next weekend they play St Ciaran’s in the Quarter-Finals of the championship. U-14 Feile Replay Clann Na nGael 3-9 St Dominic’s 3-7: Playing with the aid of a howling gale in the first half Clann looked to have missed their chance by only leading 0-5 to 1-1. However the scores were tit for tat in the second half with the winning goal coming from a brave Darragh Petit who had played on despite receiving the full force of the ball in the face earlier in the match. They now play St Ciaran’s in Fuerty at 6.45pm on this Thursday coming. Club Holiday – The Club is going to Albufeira, Portugal on 2nd October for a week. Cost of holiday is €399 and a deposit of €100 is required by the 2nd week of May. Anybody interested in going can contact Michael Keena 086 8199624 or Joe Nicholson 086 0677510. Development Meeting-A club meeting will be held on Friday 18th April to discuss Finance and Development options. All members and non-members welcome to attend. U-14 Girls Championship: Clann Na nGael 8-6 St Mary’s 3-1 EIRE OG The Intermediate team battled to a 1-9 to 0-12 draw at home to St. Michaels in the O’Gara Cup on Saturday. The lads showed some great spirit in the second half to hold out for a share of the spoils. Next up is a home clash with Creggs this coming weekend. Check fixtures for details. Training for the U-14 side continues on and Saturdays at 5pm at the pitch. There are a number of the U-14 set of jerseys missing and any club player that has such a jersey – NHD is the sponsor – in their possession is asked to return it to either Declan or James as soon as possible. Meanwhile the U-14 girls got their championship off to an impressive start with a good win over neighbours Michael Glaveys. Their next game is against Boyle. Training for the Intermediate ladies continues every Saturday evening at 6pm. All players are requested to attend.   ELPHIN  The club would like to extend their sympathies to Noel Collins (secretary) and his family on their recent family bereavement. KILGLASS GAELS Results: Kilglass Gaels played 3 games this week and got two wins out of three. On Tuesday evening our U-14 girls played Boyle in the championship and got off to a great start winning on a scoreline of Kilglass 2-6 Boyle 2-2.  Our junior team unfortunately had not the same fortune as our girls as they lost to Boyle on a scoreline of Boyle 1-10 Kilglass 6 points but our U-16 boys finished off the weekend in style on Sunday morning by beating Balinameen on a scoreline of Kilglass 4-24 Balinameen 2-4. The senior ladies are due to play Kilbride this Friday evening. Check fixtures for details. A ladies meeting is also planned for Friday evening @ 7.30 in the clubrooms.  The sudden and sad news of the death of Mary Cox shocked and saddened everyone in the club parish and surrounding areas. Mary’s sudden death has left her husband Jarlath and daughters Ann Marie & Shauna heartbroken. The club would like to sympathise with all the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  KILMORE The Kalzen sponsored senior team recorded an impressive 1-19 to 1-5 victory over Castlerea in Kilmore on Sunday in the O’Rourke cup.  The senior team are due to play St Brigid’s this weekend in Kiltoom. The junior team are also due to play Oran this weekend in the junior league. The U-16 team defeated St Michaels on Sunday by 3-9 to 4-5. The club wishes a speedy recovery to Castlerea’ Ger Heneghan who sustained a bad injury playing for Roscommon on Saturday.   MICHAEL GLAVEYS A club meeting will be held in Cloonfad Community Centre on Monday April 14th at 9p.m. The Intermediate team were defeated by Shannon Gaels in the O’Gara Cup last Sunday.  Training for U- 8’s and U-10’s continues every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Ballinlough. Bus leaves Cloonfad at 9:30 a.m.  Hard luck to Roscommon Ladies and club player Helena Cummins who is now a member of the panel. They were defeated by Limerick by the narrowest of margins on Sunday last in the Division 3 league semi-final. Congratulations to Eugene Coggins and Clare Daly who were married recently.  The club wish to express its deepest sympathy to the Cregg family, Gurteen, Cloonfad on the death on Brendan’s mother Josephine Cregg R.I.P. ORAN The Donamon Tarmacadam Oran Junior B football team took to the field for competitive action on Friday evening last against Clann Na Gael at Rockfield. Oran 0-8 Clann Na Gael 2-8. The Junior B side put in a very spirited and hard fought display but fell just short in the end. Oran trailed by 1-6 to 0-2 at half time but they couldn’t cut the deficit after the break.   PADRAIG PEARSES O’Rourke Cup Senior Football: Pearses 2-13 St Aidan’s 2-9: Pearses won their second game of the league campaign with a hard fought victory over St Aidan’s last Wednesday night.  Pearses 5-5 Oran 1-6. Pearses U-14 team played Oran on Wednesday 2nd and they knew it was going to be a hard game as this Oran team beat Pearses 2 years ago in the U-12 League final. U-16 Football: Padraig Pearses U-16’s begin their championship campaign with an away fixture against St Brigid’s (throw in to be confirmed). Mike Dolphin’s charges go into this game on the back of some good results in the league, please support. This week’s fixtures: Senior Football: Pearses v Roscommon Gaels, Hyde Park Friday evening 6.30pm. Padraig Pearses Golf society’s next outing is on Friday 18th April tee reserved 1.50pm to 3.50pm for further information contact Willie 086 3777796. Photo from the recent Minor championship final can be viewed at . Photos from the recent U-10 final can be viewed at . Check out our website: ROSCOMMON GAELS Football Fixtures: O’Rourke Cup – Gaels seniors v Pearses on Friday evening at Hyde Park at 6.30pm. O’Rourke Cup v St Faithleachs on Sunday at Ballyleague at 2.30pm. Junior League v Oran on Saturday. See fixtures list for exact details.  Ladies Football: U-16 to senior girls training at 7pm on Thursday 10th at the VEC pitch and on Saturday at 6.30pm at the CBS pitch. On Sunday 13th there is the final winter league game v Eire Og-see fixtures for details. U-14 training on Wednesdays at Hyde Park. U-10 and U-12 training starting on Saturday 19th April at 11.45am in Hyde Park. More details next week. U-16 football: The Gaels scored a very good 7-16 to 1-7 win over Western Gaels last Thursday evening and they beat Padraig Pearses by 4-9 to 0-6 on Sunday and are unbeaten in the league thus far. The U-14 footballers were beaten by 3-7 to 0-9 by St Ciaran’s in the Feile competition last week. The U-10 footballers play in a blitz this weekend in Carrick on Shannon. Players will leave the Hyde Centre at 9.45am. Details from Anthony McCormack. Hurling: This Friday sees the last week of indoor hurling in the Convent gym with all boys and girls welcome.  U-8 boys and girls session runs from 4pm to 5pm and U-10 boys and girls session is from 5pm to 6pm. The U-14 hurling squad had a very good win over Castlerea in the Hyde last Friday evening.  The next outing is away to St. Dominic’s and details of this match will be given out at training on Wednesday at 5pm in the Community College pitch. Roscommon Gaels U-14 and U-16 Camogie Panels travelled to Toureen, Co. Mayo on Thursday evening last to play a challenge game against the home side. A greatly improved performance was displayed, while not victorious on the day compliments must be paid to A. Doorley on scoring a smashing goal! Well done to all concerned for an excellent attendance and continued dedication to training. Please Note: U-14 game Vs Padraig Pearses in Community College pitch on Thursday next at 5.30, Meeting at 4.45 in Lisnamult changing rooms. Also: U-16’s play Na Brideoga in Hyde Park on Saturday next. Meeting at the Hyde at 10.15 as match starts at 11. Attendance is vital. Reminder to all U14/16 camogie players to please bring a copy of their birth certificates to next match as they are urgently required by the club secretary. Thank you. ST AIDANS Our Annual Grand National Sweep Draw Results: 1st Place Joe Lohan Ballygar, 2nd Place Sean Higgins, Derreen, Ballyforan, 3rd Place Noel Grehan, Moyvannon, Kiltoom, Athlone, 4th Place Brian & Sean Kelly, Dysart, 5th Place Teresa & Bridie Scally, Ballylion, Curraghboy. Well done to all and thanks to everyone who supported. U-12 football training starts this Thursday 12th April at 7pm. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. ST. BRIGID’S  U-14 Girls Championship St Brigid’s 2-2 Roscommon Gaels 1-2. The U-14 girls had a hard earned win in this replayed fixture, coming out on top after an excellent performance. St Brigid’s 3-1 Castlerea 1-1: The U-14 girls continued their great start to the year with a good win in the first round of the Championship.  O’Gara Cup: The Intermediate team had a good win on Saturday over St Croan’s. Fixtures: O’Rourke Cup Saturday at 6.30pm in Kiltoom St Brigid’s v Kilmore O’Gara Cup Sunday at 2.30pm in Kiltoom St Brigid’s v Tulsk. Mid South Div 4 Friday at 7pm in Kiltoom St Brigid’s v Creggs ST. CROANS  The intermediate team were defeated by St. Brigid’s in the O’Gara cup on Saturday last in blustery conditions in Enfield. Final score 10 pts to 1-12pts.   The U-16 team had a comprehensive victory over Kilbride on Sunday last in the league. A very good team performance with some well-taken scores gave Croans the win.  Irish Cancer Fundraising night: On Easter Monday night, 24th March, 2008 a fundraising dance in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, was held on the White House Hotel, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. A huge thank you is extended to all made the night such an outstanding success. All the outlets that displayed posters and sold tickets – all who donated raffle prizes – the hundreds of people who bought tickets and supported the event in such massive numbers – the bands who provided such wonderful entertainment and kept the patrons on the dance floor all night Copies of a DVD recording of the night are now on sale in local outlets or by contacting Johnny C at 087 6376490. The DVD captures the excitement and pulsating atmosphere of the night and is an everlasting keepsake of the event. Proceeds of the DVD go towards the Irish Cancer Society. The Ladies Junior team were in action again in Castlerea on Sunday last (6th April), which saw a strong win for Croan’s over a good St. Mary’s team.  The Ladies Junior team would also like to pass on their Congratulations to Paula and David Satchwell on the birth of their baby girl last week. ST FAITHLEACHS Tansey Cup: Next game against Castlerea weekend of 12/13th April. See fixtures for details.  Registration: Any outstanding registration forms please forward to your manager/mentor as soon as possible. Senior Training: Training on Tuesday night at 8pm  25 Card Drive: Every Tuesday 9pm sharp in the Club House.  Membership: Annual Club Membership now due for 2008 payable to Tom Irwin.  Club Merchandise: Limited Club Merchandise still available, anyone interested please contact Michael Cleary. Table Quiz: Minor Club Table Quiz in the Club House on Friday 18th April at 9pm sharp. €20 for table of four. Tickets on sale, €5 each, please support. U16 Boys: Our U-16 boys lost to Shannon Gaels on Sunday last in St. Faithleachs. Next game against Tulsk on Tuesday next. See fixtures for details. U-16 Championship begins on Sunday next with game against Eire Og, see fixtures for details. U-14 Girls: Our U-14 girls had a good win over Elphin on Tuesday last. Training Thursday evening at 5.30pm. See fixtures for next game. Our U-14’s take part in Feile Competition in Four Roads on Thursday next. See fixtures for details. U-12: Training on Thursday at 6.30pm  U-8 & U-10 Training: On Sunday next at 12 o’clock. ST JOSEPH’S There will be a general club meeting on Friday 11th April in the clubhouse at 9pm. All sold tickets and collected money must be brought on the night.  Volunteers for linesman or umpire are needed for St. Joseph’s matches. Please contact Club Secretary Anthony McCormack if you would like to be involved. We may have a Tansey Cup league game at the weekend. Please check fixtures for confirmed details. ST MICHAELS After being outplayed in the early stages of the game our Intermediate team fought back to draw with Eire Og in the O’Gara Cup league game played at Loughglynn on Saturday evening. Our junior team had a good win over Castlerea in their first game in the Division 4 league on Sunday. A PJ Regan goal in the first half proved the difference between the sides with the final score 1-11 to 0-10 in our favour.  Twenty-nine players took part in both games. The intermediates are due to play Clan Na nGael at home this coming weekend and the juniors may have a game also – see fixtures for details. Kilmore beat our U-16’s by one point in their league game on Sunday evening. See fixtures for details of next game. Our U-14’s may have a game this week also in the Feile Division 3 competition – again see fixtures.  The club extends sympathy to the relatives of the late Paddy Joe and Annie McCormack, Cleen, the family and relatives of the late Jim Mattimoe, Smutternagh, and also to the Beirne family, Knockvicar on their recent bereavement. STROKESTOWN  A quite weekend for the club last weekend with no football action. The juniors are due to play neighbours Elphin in the Tansey Cup this weekend in Strokestown. See fixtures for more details. The club would like to congratulate Jonathan Cassidy and Sheila McCormack who got married last Friday. We wish you the best of health and happiness in the years to come. TULSK      Tulsk narrowly lost to St Dominic’s in the O’Gara cup on Sunday.  It was a tight affair throughout, while Tulsk got off to a good start it was tit for tat for most of the match. Justin Slamen done well and scored 2 fine goals with Niall Raftery getting a third from long range for the home side. St Dominic’s then scored a late goal to put them in front and Tulsk hadn’t time to get back into the game. Tulsk was probably best served by Ciaran Flanagan, Brian McGarry and Sean Crean. Training continues as normal for all teams. The U-10’s are out on Friday against Shannon Gales at 7pm, all players to be there for 6:45    ST RONANS At last weeks St Ronan’s minor board meeting Mary Beades, Connacht Development Officer for ladies football attended on the night. We registered our first U-14 girls football team, managed by Claire Grimes.  Our U-16’s play their first championship match against St Croans in Ballyfarnon.  The club would offers sympathy to the Quinn, Cox and McKiernan families on the sudden death of Vera Timlin. MINOR STROKESTOWN  Our U-16 team had two outings in the league in the past week. We played Castlerea St. Kevin’s on Monday and St. Dominick’s on Sunday. We lost both games, 1-7 to 1-6 to Castlerea and 2-7 to 1-5 to Dominic’s.  Nevertheless the panel are making a great effort and wins will come in time. We play Castlerea St. Kevin’s in the U-16 championship on Sunday next in Strokestown at 12 & support would be appreciated. Training times are as follows: U-16 in Shevlin Park at 7 pm. Friday: U 8/10 at 6 pm in Kiltrustan.  HURLING BALLYGAR  Our Intermediate team played their third league game on Sunday last, against Oranmore. The game was held in Ballygar with poor weather conditions not helping the game as a spectacle. The game itself did not end in our lads favour as we lost out to a much sharper team on the day on a scoreline of 0-07 to 0-14. The club would like to commiserate with our minor team on loosing the Suck valley League shield final to Castlebar played in Ballinasloe on Sunday. It took extra time to separate the two teams. Well-done lads for getting this far. The club would also like to congratulate Eric Walsh for picking up the man of the match in this game also.   Our U-14s lost their shield semi final by a point earlier during the week in the same competition. Our U-21 teams game against Sylane was called off but it is hoped to be refixed as soon as possible. The club wish Clubman/player Damien Finneran and his new wife Sarah best wishes on tying the knot at the weekend. Intermediate, Junior and U-21 Training continues on Tuesday Nights in Athlone at 9pm and on Sundays pending upcoming fixtures. All players are urged to attend. Anyone interested becoming a member of Ballygar Hurling Club can contact either Neal Geraghty or Vincent Burke. All are welcome to join. Outstanding players membership is now overdue. Anyone interested in contributing old photos or information/memorabilia for the setting up of the hurling club website can contact Ronan Muldoon or Hugh Mannion.   The club would like to wish our county team the best of luck in their league semi final against Cork next weekend. ORAN On Saturday evening last in Four Roads, Oran were defeated by a much stronger Four Roads side in the 2007 County U-21 hurling semi final.  Oran faced a very strong breeze in the first half and things looked good with a minute left in the half with Four Roads ahead by 0-6 to 0-1.  FOUR ROADS  The last week was very successful in underage hurling for Four Roads. Last Wednesday our U-16 lads played Ballygar in the Suck Valley shield semi final. It was one all one-way with Four Roads winning easily. It was a good display of hurling with some good scores from Conor Coyle, Jamie Lawlor and Cathal Dolan. This is a good U-16 team that we except to do well in the final against Ballinasloe in 2 weeks time- best of luck lads. Our U-12 lads travelled to Woodmount last Saturday to play Ahascragh/Fohenagh in the shield final. This was a great victory and will bring this bunch of hurlers on a long way, well done lads on a great win. Also last Saturday our U-21 played Oran in Four Roads in last year’s semi final. Again this proved to be a good game of hurling with some good displays from both sides with Four Roads finishing on top with a score line of 3-12 to 1-09. Well done lads and best of luck in the final against the winners of this Thursday night’s game between Athleague and St Dominic’s. LADIES FOUR ROADS Junior – Training on Friday at 7:00 in the pitch. The results of the Ladies Development Draw were as follows: 1st – Olivia Hynes – Jamestown, 2nd – Fr Francis Beirne – Four Roads, 3rd – Chris Carty – Dysart, 4th – Greg Strictland, Coolderry, 5th – John Moore – Ballyforan, 6th  – Chris Carty – Dysart. We would like to thank all those people who supported our draw, to the ticket sellers and also to those people who sponsored some of the prizes. STROKESTOWN Congratulations to the Strokestown U-15 Girls indoor soccer team who won the Community Games Connacht Final on Saturday last and also to Mary Caldwell who received a 2007 Sports Personality of the Year award for all her hard work with the Community Games.  Junior Training will take place in Kiltrustan at 6pm on Saturday with Winter League match against St Mary’s on Sunday.