Club Notes

BOYLE Pride of place this week goes to the U-16 team which not only defeated St Brigid’s in the league in Ballyleague on Wednesday evening last, but went on to beat Roscommon Gaels in the championship on Sunday in Kilteevan on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-8. They will face Clann na Gael in the county semi final. The U14’s bowed out of the Feile competition  when losing to a physically stronger Padraig Pearses outfit in Woodmount.  The Feelystone junior team had a good win over Michael Glaveys on Saturday. It was great to see returning stars such as Alan Cooney and Richie Walsh back in action and it was especially good to see Cian Smith again in a Boyle jersey. There was a great display from John Carroll at full back. He ensured that there was more than one Clara man making the headlines last week!  The McGovern Directional Drilling team are due to play Oran this weekend-see fixtures for confirmation.  Good wishes to Gary, Tom and Gerry and the county minor team who commence their championship campaign against Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday evening. Congratulations are  extended to Pat Goldrick who is in training for a post in Croke Park  and to Tony Conboy who has been instrumental in the presentation to the county on Sunday next at the Roscommon v Cavan league game in Hyde Park of the football which was used in the 1943 All Ireland Final between the two counties. The Club expresses its thanks to Barry Lowe for his generous sponsorship of meals for the junior team in the Moving Stairs. CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Who Wants to be a Thousandaire: Castlerea St Kevin’s G.A.A. Club will launch their fund raising venture ‘Who wants to be a Thousandaire’ in the O’Rourke Centre this week. This is the first time this fund raising quiz game has been held locally so a good turn out at the launch is expected. the Quiz will be held in the Stagger Inn on Saturday Night 3rd May.  O’Rourke cup: After our heavy defeat to Kilmore, our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team got back to winning ways with a four point win over St Barry’s in Tarmonbarry on Friday night last. Final score Castlerea St Kevins 1-11, St Barrys 1-7. Our next game in this competition is scheduled for week ending 26th /27th April away to Kilbride. Tansey Cup: Our Clabby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team play St Faithleachs, probably next Sunday morning. Best wishes to Gerard Heneghan who suffered a bad injury against Dublin in Parnell Park.  CLANN NA nGAEL The Club are holding a development meeting in Johnstown on Friday 18th of April at 9pm. It is important for the future of the club that every effort is made to attend this meeting.  Members of the Burren teams that won All-Ireland Club titles in 1986 and 1988 will visit the area next weekend. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the final against Clann and to mark this milestone they will renew old acquaintances with the Clann players from that era.    Results: Division 4 League Clann na nGael 1-9   Kilbride 1-6. O’Gara Cup Clann na nGael 0-10 St Michael’s 0-15. Division 4 League Clann na nGael (3) 1-9  Kilbride 1-6. U-16 Championship Q/F Clann na nGael 3-14 St Ciaran’s 1-04. U-14 Boys Feile S/F Clann na nGael 3-07 St Ciaran’s 2-10. Ladies: U-14 Girls Championship Clann na nGael 8-6 St Mary’s 3-1. U-14 Boys Feile Replay: Clann na nGael 4-9 St Ciarans 1-7 Clann U-14’s qualified for the Feile Final by virtue of hard fought battle with St Ciaran’s in Johnstown on Monday evening. They now play Padraig Pearses in the final next Sunday in Ballyforan at 6pm. CREGGS It was a historic and highly significant weekend for Creggs GAA club, when for the first time in ever the club fielded two adult teams in competition. Unfortunately, both teams were beaten but it took great finishes by St Brigids and Eire Og, to come out on top. In Saturday’s division 4 game, Creggs fielded a youthful team with a number of wily campaigners on the bench- as impact substitutes. St. Brigid’s took an early lead before Mike Fleming and Kevin Raftery kicked good points for Creggs. The introductions of veterans Brendan Noone and Dinny Monaghan gave Creggs extra momentum while Jason Curley gave a very impressive display when he came on to make his debut at this level. It was only in the last ten minutes that Brigids pulled away. Scoreline of 2-13 to 0-10. O’Gara Cup: Creggs- 0-10 Eire Og- 1-11: A strong finish gave Eire Og victory over Creggs in Sundays O’Gara Cup match at Loughglynn. Scores were level on several occasions before Eire Og grabbed a crucial goal several minutes from time.  EIRE OG The Intermediate team had a good hard fought four point home win over Creggs on Sunday. Up next is a clash with St. Ronan’s at the end of the month. Trainings for the U-8’s to U–10’s begins on Monday April 21st at 7.30pm and on Wednesday April 23rd also at 7.30pm for the under-12’s. Team management will be collecting membership at these trainings. It’s important that each player is registered with the club as soon as possible. Individual membership is €40; Family €50; Student/OAP/Youth €20. ELPHIN  Our seniors played St Aidan’s last Friday in Ballyforan and were a tad unlucky to be beaten by a point.  St Adian’s 0-10 Elphin 0-9. The U-16 lost  3-12 to 3-9 to Kilglass in Kilglass. Thanks to Tulsk for an U-14 challenge on Saturday last. Great work has been done in the Orchard for the 1st 3 month 08 New car park laid and all lights working also part of the outer wall which fell was repaired promptly well done to the park committee.  E.J. Scott: The club was saddened last week by the death of E.J. Scott, of the famous nineteen fifties team. EJ won four County Championship Senior medals and was a stalwart defender on the Elphin team for many years.  He served as chairman of the club and was also its President for a number of years .  his brother Fr Gerry also featured with Elphin and Roscommon, while his son Peter has been at the heart of all club activities in recent times. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. KILGLASS GAELS Results: It was a mixed week for Kilglass this week with 4 games played and 2 wins. Our Patrick Harte sponsored U-14 boys had a good win against St Michael’s on Monday in Cootehall. On Friday evening our senior ladies were away to Kilbride in the league. This was a very close and entertaining game with Kilbride the  winners in the end by just two points. Our Roosky Transport sponsored  U-16 boys were at home to Elphin in the championship on Sunday morning. We now play St Michaels in Kilglass this Friday evening at 7pm.  Well done to the Kilglass girls Rebecca Coyle, Katie King & Louise Cox who lined out for the Roscommon team who beat Mayo on Saturday. They now play Galway on this Saturday at 6pm for a place in the Connacht final.  Well done also to Emma Compton and Rachel Corcoran who, after winning the Connacht enterprise awards now go through to the All Ireland finals. We wish our budding entrepeuners the best of luck. MICHAEL GLAVEYS The U-16 team had a comprehensive win against Western Gaels in the championship on Sunday last. Final score was 6-10 to 3-13. They have now qualified for the semi-final against either Padraig Pearses or St. Brigid’s. The junior team were defeated by Boyle on a scoreline of 0-9 to 1-3. The club would like to wish Michael McKay a speedy recovery from an injury received during the game. The club wishes Eugene Stritch, Daren O’Malley, Sonny McNulty and he Roscommon Minor team the Best of Luck in the Connacht Championship against Leitrim on Saturday at Carrick-on-Shannon.   ORAN  This was a great week for Donamon Tarmacadam football teams with the Division 4 side recording a memorable win against Roscommon Gaels on Saturday evening and the Tansey Cup side overcoming Kilmore on Sunday. The Tansey Cup team recorded their first win in the third round against Kilmore on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-3. Oran led by four points at the break and added to this in the second half, when Gerry Fallon goaled to give Oran the points.  As a treat for all the lads after winning the two games at the weekend, Donamon Tarmacadam is sponsoring a training night under Celebrity Bainsteoir, Glenda Gilson. So we call on all the lads to arrive on time, with clean togs and socks and make a good impression – especially the single ones. PADRAIG PEARSES O’Rourke Cup Senior Football: Pearses 2-9 Western Gaels 2-12: Pearses suffered their first league defeat this season when losing to Western Gaels last Sunday in Pairc an Phiarsaigh.  U-14 Feile: Pearses 4-8 Boyle 1-7. Padraig Pearses defeated Boyle last Wednesday evening in the Semi Final of Feile 2008. The Final will be against either Clann na Gael or St Ciaran’s possibly next Sunday check local press for details and please support.        This week’s fixtures subject to conformation: Tansey Cup Junior Football: Pearses v St Croans, Pairc an Phiarsaigh, Sunday 20th April 12pm. 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.  ROSCOMMON GAELS The senior team opened their O Rourke Cup campaign with an excellent win against St Faithleachs in Ballyleague last Sunday 1-11 to 1-9.  The junior team played against Oran in Fuerty on Saturday evening and they lost by a point 2-9 to 2-8. There was a great turnout of players for both games and a good sign for the season ahead. Roscommon play Cavan in the National football League in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday next. Help needed with shops, programmes, stewarding etc at 1pm sharp at the Hyde Centre. Regsitration night: The club are holding a registration night for all beginners, U-8’s U-10’s and U-12’s football, hurling, ladies football and camogie on this Friday night 18th April at The Hyde Centre. We are urging parents to bring along their children on the night to find out about the club and to register for the year.  Underage: The U-16 team were defeated by Boyle in the championship by two points at the weekend. U-14 training at 10.30am on Saturday mornings at Hyde Park. U-10 football training Wednesday’s at 6.30pm at the CBS pitch. The club U-10 team took part I a blitz in Carrick-on-Shannon last Saturday and although it was affected by the weather a great day was had by all. U-12 football training at CBS pitch on Wednesdays at the CBS pitch at 6pm and on Fridays at 6pm. Ladies Football: The U-10 and U-12 football training for 2008 begins at Hyde Park on Saturday 18th April next at 11.45pm sharp. All U-10’s and U-12’s are very welcome.  U-16 & minor and senior training in Hyde Park on Thursday 17th at 8.30pm. Senior team will meet at 5pm at Hyde Park on Saturday 19th for travel to League game v Eire Og at 7pm. Camogie: The U-14 camogie girls played Padraig Pearses on Thursday last in a much improved performance but unfortunately were not. They play their final game this weekend v’s Four Roads, day and time not available of time of going to press. Our U-16 camogie players opened their Championship campaign on Saturday last against Na Brideoga.  Hurling: The U-14 panel had a good win over Clonguish in the U-14 hurling Championship at the weekend. The next match is a home game versus Oran on Friday evening.   Get well wishes are sent to Tom Mullen and Alan Maher who are both injured at the moment. It is hoped they will return to full fitness and to the playing fields soon. U12: Training for U-12 continues on Thursday evenings at 5pm in the Convent.  All U-12 hurlers are requested to attend. ST AIDANS Our seniors recorded their first league win against Elphin with a much improved performance on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9.  Our U 16’s had a great win against Shannon Gaels in the first round of the championship on a scoreline of 3-5 to 1-7, this was a brilliant victory for the lads and we wish them well in the next round. All managers are reminded to get all outstanding memberships and also to any intending members please contact our club registrar Martin Kenny on 087 9836508. Bingo continues in the Hook and Tackle this Saturday, Please Support. ST BARRY’S Senior League defeat to Castlerea: Our lads were beaten by St Kevin’s at the weekend.  Training for U-10’s and U-12’s this Friday at 6.30pm at St Barry’s pitch. Our sympathies this week to Ann Halpin, Ballytouhy on the death of her uncle and also Karen Considine on the death of her aunt Pauline Lavin, Dublin,and late of Lacken, Strokestown.  Junior B’s lose out in thrilling game: Our Junior B’s lost out to St Ronan’s by one point in a thrilling game played at Tarmonbarry last week. Lotto Results: Draw held in Lodge. Next weeks jackpot will be €4,600. Senior Scor: Senior Scor takes place on April 21st. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Nuala at 087-7850003 or Ann at 086-0720810. ST BRIGID’S  Senior ladies: St Brigid’s 2-8 Kilbride  2-7. Our senior ladies had a great win over Kilbride in Kiltoom on Sunday after trailing by 9 points at the break the girls produced a fantastic second half fight back to win by the narrowest of margins.  U-14 girls championship St Brigids 2-5  Western Gaels 3-5. The girls were unlucky to loose their first game of the year to a late goal after an exciting game in Frenchpark on Thursday evening. O’Rourke Cup St Brigid’s 1-13 Kilmore 1-11.U-16 Boys League. St Brigid’s 1-8 Boyle 2-10. Division 4 League St Brigid’s 2-14 Creggs 0-10.  O’Gara Cup: The Intermediate team had a good win on Saturday over Tulsk. ST CROANS The intermediate team were defeated by two points by St Dominic’s in the O’Gara cup on Saturday last in Knockcrockery. Score 0-7 to 0-5.  There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 14, 26 & 27. Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Jimmy Egan and Gary Cunnane in Ballintubber and Seamie Connolly and Anthony Fleming in Ballymoe.  Finally, congratulations to club member John Kennedy on his recent handballing award from Roscommon Sports partnership.  ST DOMINICS Training for all Beginners, U-8, U-10 and U-12 footballers continues on this Sunday morning 20th April at 12 noon in the Pitch. Registration forms will be available at the Pitch on Sunday. A Meeting of the overall Executive will take place on Wednesday Night 23rd April at 9pm in the Meeting Room. Our Golf Classic takes place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May in Roscommon. Anyone wishing to enter a Team or Sponsor a Tee Box etc would be very much appreciated. Contact Eddie for Details. Hurling: Our U-21 team qualified for the Final when defeating Athleague/Tremane on Thursday evening last in Athleague. We play Four Roads in the Final in Athleague on Sunday next.  Minor Football: Training takes place on Thursday at 7.30pm. St Dominic’s seniors continued their winning ways on Saturday last with a hard fought victory over St Croans on a scoreline of 0-7 to 0-5. We play St Joseph’s in the Tansey cup on this Friday evening in Knockcroghery at 7pm.  Ladies Football: Our Junior Team played St Barrys on Sunday last in Knockcroghery. Training takes place on Friday night at 9.30pm. All Players please attend. Please note any person who was successful in receiving a Scholarship from Coiste Condae Roscomáin in either 2006 or 2007 is not eligible for a scholarship in 2008.  Should you require any further assistance, contact Thomas on (086) 3853804. The Club offer its sympathy to the Farrell family, Ballybrogan, the Beattie and Tyrell families, Rahara and the Kilcline family, Galey. ST FAITHLEACHS  O’Rourke Cup: We played against Roscommon Gaels on Sunday last in Ballyleague. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 1-9 Roscommon Gaels 1-11. Tansey Cup: See fixtures for game next weekend. Junior Ladies: We played against St. Croans of Sunday last in Ballyleague. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 4-9 St. Croans 0-2. Next weekend we play against St Barry’s in Tarmonbarry. See fixtures for details. Merchandise: Limited items of Club Merchandise for sale. Contact Micheal Cleary for details (087) 2238293. Table Quiz: Minor Club are holding a Table Quiz this Friday Night, 18th April in the Club House. Tickets available, €20 per table or single tickets €5. Prizes on the night, please support. Registration: Any outstanding player registration forms please forward to your manager/mentor as soon as possible. U-12 Training: Thursday evening at 6.30pm. U-8 & U-10 Training: Sunday at 12 noon. ST JOSEPHS Tansey Cup: We are due to play St. Dominic’s on Friday evening next in Knockroghery at 7pm. All players to be in the dressing room at 6.30pm. Our club draw goes ahead on Sunday next 20th April in ‘Down the Hatch’ pub at 10pm. Tickets stubs and money to be returned to Anthony McCormack no later than Friday 18th. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw and we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday night… it could be you! ST MICHAEL’S Hard Luck to the Roscommon U-21 team who lost to Mayo on a narrow score line of 1-14 to 0-14 points, representing the club proudly was Alan O`Hara and Ronan Martin.  Our Green Belt sponsored Intermediate team had a great win against Clann Na Gaels ‘B’ team in the O’Gara Leauge on Saturday last with a 0-15 to 0-10 points win! The next fixture for the intermediates next game is against St. Croans on Saturday the 19th in Ballintubber, see fixture lists for more details!  The Lotto takes place on Saturday night, 19th April, in Paddy Regan`s Watersplash Bar, Cootehall.  The club extends sympathy to the relatives of the late Sam Hewitt, husband of Tina (Drumboylan), the family and relatives of the late Francis Kenny, Ballinameen, Father of David Kenny (Crossna), and to Frankie Mc Kiernan, (Treasurer of our club) whose aunt Mrs. Vera Timlin, (Athlone) who passed away recently, sister of Marie Mc Kiernan, (Derreenasoo), Detty Cox, (Ballyfermoyle), and Phylis Quinn,(Keadue) on their bereavement.  ST RONANS U-16 boys play St Croans next weekend in the championship, full attendence needed at training.  Rosomomon County Under-age development coach will attend U-10 and U-12 training on Saturday the 19th and Saturday the 26th of April in Callyfarnon.  STROKESTOWN The rescheduled senior league game against neighbours Kilbride has been fixed for this friday night in Kilbride. The club are having a golf classic this weekend in Strokestown Golf Club. The club would appreciate as much support as possible as money raised from the classic is going towards the development of the new grounds at Lisroyne. For further information please contact club chairman Martin Silke at 086-3628035. TULSK   There will be mass for the deceased members of Tulsk Lord Edwards GAA Club on Friday evening the 18th of April at 8pm in St Paul’s Church, Kilmurry.  Tulsk intermediate team were beaten by St Brigid’s on Sunday last. Training continues as normal and players that wish to play for the summer are asked to come out training and make their intentions known to the club.  LADIES KILBRIDE It was a busy weekend for the Kilbride Junior Ladies with two League fixtures.  Friday night they played Kilglass Gaels on home soil and won by two points, final score 3-6 to 2-11, which qualifies them a place in the Senior league semi-final.  Their final group game was played on Sunday against St. Brigids which turned out to be a very enthralling and exciting contest.  Training continues this week on Friday at 8.30pm. ST CROANS The junior ladies were in action again at the weekend in Ballyleague, and put up a good battle but were beaten by a very strong St Faithleachs team. The Ladies junior team would like to extend their congratulations to Michelle Colleran and Tommy Egan on their recent engagement, and also to Aine Ward on being named Captain of the County Ladies Minor Team. U-14 Ladies Football:  St. Croans V Elphin – St. Croans U-14 ladies’ football team had their first outing of the season against Elphin, last Tuesday (8th April) in Enfield. St. Croans ran out easy winners on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-3. Training at 6pm on Fridays. Best of luck to Richeal Timothy and Maeve King and all the County U-14 squad. STROKESTOWN Club Registration will take place in the Percy French Hotel at 8.45pm on Saturday the 26th of April.  Congratulations to our Junior team on an impressive win against St Mary’s in their third Winter League match on Sunday last. Final score 2-14 to 5 points.  Junior training continues in Kiltrustan on Saturday evening at 6pm. Next Winter League game against Shannon Gaels to take place this Sunday. All fixtures, training times and results are displayed in the Ladies section of the website.   CAMOGIE ATHLEAGUE  The U-14 team had their second win in this year’s championship on Wednesday evening last when they defeated St Dominic’s on the scoreline of 4-0 to l-0.  On the evening the team played excellently. The Club would like to congratulate the AFK U-13 Indoor Soccer Team and the AFK Table Tennis Team who recently won the Connacht Community Games. This is the first occasion ever that a Club team won a Connacht Award. All girls involved are members of the U-12 and U-14 Camogie Teams. The Club also extends congratulations to the girls from Athleague and Fuerty Schools who were confirmed on Friday last.   ORAN There’s a Junior match Saturday 19th April at 6:45pm in Rockfield against St Dominic’s. The U-16’s lost to Dominic’s last week. The scoreline was Oran 1-2 Domnics 3-0.  The U-14s  played Four Roads last Wednesday in Oran. The Oran girls never really got going and were defeated by a stronger Four Roads team. The final score was Oran 1-0, Four Roads 4-1.