Club Notes

BOYLE The U-12 team travel to Knockcroghery to play St Dominic’s on Sunday next 15th at 1.15.  The U-14’s had convincing wins in the league against St Dominic’s and Clan na Gael. They are now in the league semi final. Their championship will commence on 3rd July and training continues on each Monday and Thursday evening. The McGovern Directional Drilling team took part in the Joe Ward Memorial Tournament at the weekend. Thanks are extended for the invitation to a well-organised tournament. The event saw the welcome re-appearance of Damien Keenehan in a Boyle jersey after a long absence through injury. They will play Oran at the weekend in Abbey Park in the final game of the opening series of the league. The Feelystone team will meet Ballinameen in the Junior League on the weekend of the 21st/22nd. Abbey Park will host a very attractive inter county challenge game on this Thursday evening when Roscommon will play reigning Connacht Champions Sligo at 8pm. The Club sponsorship night is fixed for Friday 27th June in the Abbey Hotel.  Congratulations are extended to Brian and Eithne Kennedy on the birth of another Boyle footballer. Best wishes are extended to the many club members and those associated with the club who have gone overseas for the summer, including Cian, Kyle, Dervla and Ailbhe. The sympathy of the club is extended to the Furey family, Silveroe on the sad passing of Ailish. CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team have had a busy schedule over the past couple of weeks and this week was no exception playing Caltra in the Leo Kenny Cup on Thursday evening and Elphin in the O’Rourke Cup on Saturday evening. In Dunmore on Thursday evening last they had a hard earned three point victory over Caltra on a scoreline of Castlerea St Kevin’s 0-15, Caltra 1-9 and followed this up on Saturday with another cliff-hanger against Elphin, winning on a 1-10 to 0-11. They now play the winners of Western Gaels V Knockmore in the Leo Kenny Cup final in Salthill on next Sunday at 12.10pm as a curtain raiser to the Leitrim V Galway senior championship game. This will be an all ticket game so anyone wishing to attend should contact any club officer regarding tickets. We wish the team and mentors the best of luck in the final.  No O’Rourke Cup game scheduled for this weekend. Congratulations: Congratulations and best wishes to former club player Andy Leyland on his recent marriage to Aisling Dolan, daughter of former club player and administrator Tommie Dolan. CLANN NA GAEL The club held it’s inaugural Golf Classic in Athlone Golf Club last Friday. Over fifty teams took part on the day, and despite a few heavy showers it was a very successful social event. Former Ryder Cup hero Eamon Darcy was among the many locals, current and former footballers that completed the course and the club hopes that everybody will be back next year to improve their score-cards. Later, a good night was had by all in the Athlone Springs Hotel at the Prize Giving Ceremony. Clann would like to thank all that helped out with this event, the many sponsors, teams, Athlone Golf Club and the Athlone Springs Hotel. Results: 1st Place: Ganly’s Team 84pts; 2nd Place: Eamon Snr McManus’s Team 84pts, beaten on back 3; 3rd Place: Adrian Gannon’s Team 83. Among the many inter-county players coaching in this years Skills Clinic will be Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper who is due to take sessions on Friday 11th July. Registration forms for the Summer Camp and Training Skills Clinic are available through Caroline Geraghty in the schools and can also be downloaded from the club’s homepage www.clann.ws . The Summer Camp will run from 30th June to 4th July and caters for 6-10 year olds. The Training Skills Clinic runs from 7th July to 11th July and caters for 10-16 year olds. Club Merchandise: Club merchandise, which includes t-shirts, jackets and hoodies will be available for collection in the clubhouse next Sunday morning between 11am and 1pm from Breda McManus. All orders placed need to be collected. O’Gara Cup: It was a mixed weekend for adult teams in the club. The 2nd team had a good win over St Ronan’s in Johnstown on Sunday. Ronan O’Reilly pulled off some good saves in goal while Ray Fallon added another to his growing list of man of the match performances with a wonderful display at full back. Colin Nicholson and David O’Neill were solid in midfield while all the forwards made good contributions to this win. The seniors drew with Tulsk on Saturday evening, despite holding the lead on several occasions in the 2nd half. A goal midway through the first half from Mark Shine put Clann two up before a Tulsk penalty equalised. Tulsk lead by a point at half time but 3 points from Enda Kenny, Donie Shine and Ross Naughton put Clann 2 points up early in the 2nd Half. Tulsk stayed in touch and they got the equaliser 5 minutes into injury time. The U-14’s had a good win over Castlerea last Thursday evening in Johnstown but were well beaten by Boyle on Saturday in Boyle in their final league game. The U-12’s Division 1 team performed well in defeating Roscommon Gaels in Johnstown on Sunday morning. Exams: The club would like to wish all those doing exams the best of luck over these few weeks. Congratulations to senior player Aisling Egan who received a Special Merit Award at the CCFL Soccer Awards in Tullamore last Friday night. Despite being in competition with over 3,000 male and female players in the midlands, Aisling was duly recognised for her efforts on the night. EIRE OG The Intermediate team suffered a 0-13 to 0-08 defeat away to St Brigid’s in the O’Gara Cup on Friday evening. Trailing nine points to two at the break, you would have been forgiven for thinking it was going to be a procession for the home side in the second half. However an improved performance from our lads on the resumption saw the gap reduced to just three with about 10 minutes left. Alas, a few missed goal chances throughout the course of the game ultimately proved decisive as Brigid’s showed their experience to run out five point winners. There are now just three O’Gara Cup matches remaining before the start of the championship next month. The Eire Og club notes can now be found on the world wide web at www.hoganstand.com/Roscommon/ . A great way for our members all over the globe to stay up-to-date on the latest club happenings!     KILMORE  The Kalzen sponsored senior team are also due to play Elphin this weekend in Elphin. Please check fixtures for date and time.  The King and Moffat sponsored junior team had an excellent win over the Kilglass first team on Sunday last.  The U-14 team were defeated by St Michael’s on Thursday evening last.   The Barry Cox sponsored U-12 team had a comprehensive victory over St Ronan’s on Sunday morning last down in Ballyfarnon. The next game for the U-12 team is this Sunday in Kilmore at 7pm against the Clan Na Gael B team.  The club wishes to thank the Aughrim/Kilmore development association for their assistance in receiving a recent grant.  PADRAIG PEARSES O’Rourke Cup Senior Football: Pearses 1-16 Strokestown 2.10: Pearses senior Footballers continued their winning ways with a hard fought victory over Strokestown in Pearses last Saturday evening. Pearses led early but they were rocked by 2 goals before fighting back well to win by 3 points in the end. Junior A Tansey Cup: Pearses 1-16 St Aidan’s 3-9: Pearses Junior footballers have almost guaranteed themselves a place in the next phase of the Tansey Cup with a hard fought win over St Aidan’s in Ballyforan. U-14 football: Pearses 2-21 St Brigid’s 2-0: Pearses U-14’s continued their good league win with a fine victory over Brigid’s last Thursday. Pearses led at half time by five points 2-5 to 2-0 with goals from Eoin Glennon and Graham Hendicks and points from Adrian Mannion 0-3, and Eoin Glennon 0-2. Pearses dominated the second half scoring 16 points without reply with 8 points from Eoin Glennon and 6 from Darren Kelly, Darren Greene and Niall Finneran completed the scoring as Pearses ran out comfortable winners.  Padraig Pearses wish all the best to Adrian Mannion, Cormac Clogher, Darren Greene, who are involved with Roscommon League this week in the Kennedy Cup being held in Limerick. There is a Bowling Night to raise funds for the 2 teams going to Féile this year in Athlone Leisure World on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June entry is €80 per team of four, contact Larry Kelly on 086 8211706.   ROSCOMMON GAELS There was deep sadness in the club last weekend at the news of the death of one of our longest serving members and a President of the club, Seamus Hunt after a short illness. Seamus Hunt was one of the most respected GAA members in the town and he served the club since it was formed. His sons all played for the club (and county) and his grandchildren all play for the club too. To his wife and family and many friends the club wish to extend their deepest sympathy. (See tribute elsewhere in this week’s paper). The senior and junior matches due to be played at the weekend were called off as a mark of respect. The senior team will play St Brigid’s in a re- fixture on Saturday. (Check fixtures list). The club annual golf classic was held last weekend at Roscommon Golf Club on Friday and Saturday and it was a resounding success with 45 teams taking part. The weather was fantastic and the competitors enjoyed the course and the excellent meal afterwards. Liam McNeill’s team with a score of 98 points won the classic. Liam was joined on his team by PJ Moran, Mark Quinn and Sean Cox. Second on a score of 96 points was Mike Connaughton’s team. The presentation was made at the golf club on Saturday night. Speakers on the night were Mick Brehony club chairman, Darren Burgoyne Captain of Roscommon Golf Club, and Tony Waldron who represented the main sponsor Roscommon Retail Park  (Paddy Sweeney). The club would like to sincerely thank all the people who helped out with the running of the classic especially Paulie Hoare, Fra Flanagan and Eamonn Collins and their committee. The club would also like to thank all the people who sponsored holes and teams and who donated money on the day. A big thank you to Roscommon Golf Club and to Tom and his staff in the bar and kitchen. Ladies Football: Due to a county U-12 blitz in Hyde Park on Saturday next U-10 and U-12 training will take place this Saturday at the CBS pitch at 11.45am sharp. Note change of venue for this Saturday only. The U-12 team were defeated by Clann na Gael in the Community Games at Johnstown on Saturday last by 1-5 to 0-3. We wish St Mary’s National School the best of luck, as they play in the county final next week (18th). U-16 to senior training on Thursday nights at 7.30pm and on Sunday mornings at 10.30am at Hyde Park. Schools Division 1 Hurling Final: Congratulations to the two town schools – Abbey Boys N.S and Gaelscoil de hide – who contested the Cumann na mBunscoil Division 1 Hurling final in Woodmount on Wednesday last.  It was a top quality game of hurling with all the very best in skills on display from both sides.  The result was in the balance right up to the closing minutes when the Abbey NS midfield pairing slightly edged the battle in this sector and they emerged winners on a scoreline of 5-7 to Gaelscoil 4-5. Best of luck to the Abbey NS who contest the Div 1 Football final this week.  Let’s hope they can do the double.  ST AIDAN’S The Seniors continued their good run in the O Rourke Cup with an excellent win over Roscommon Gaels on Wednesday evening last on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-11. The Juniors narrowly lost out to Pearses in the Tansey Cup on scoreline of 3-6 to 1-13. Anyone interested in becoming a club member please contact Club Registrar Martin Kenny on 0879836508 and all new members will receive up to date texts on upcoming Fixtures and Events. Also Bingo in the Hook & Tackle every Saturday Night at 9pm.Please Support. ST BRIGID’S There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The jackpot will be €10,200 this week. Draw takes place on Sunday night in the GAA Centre, Kiltoom at 11pm. Results: O’Gara Cup: St Brigid’s 0-13 Eire Óg 0-9. O’Gara Cup: St Brigid’s 0-9 St Michael’s 0-12. Mid-South Junior B Championship: St Brigid’s 2-8 Oran 2-3. ST CROAN’S On Sunday last the U-12 team kicked off their league campaign to a winning start with a great display against St Ciaran’s. The young Croan’s team dominated form the start. Great team play and skilful passing and shooting gave St Croan’s a comprehensive win.  Tulsk defeated St. Croans U-14 team in the league on Thursday last. The first half of this local derby was a close affair but Tulsk pulled ahead in the second half and were winners at the final whistle.  The junior team hosted St. Faithleachs in their re-fixed Tansey Cup game, in Enfield on Saturday last. A draw resulted from a game that Croan’s could have won. Despite a good second half performance and a four point lead, a late, fortuitous goal brought Faithleachs back into contention and the equalising point followed in the dying minutes. Finally, for this coming week, Richard Thompson will be submitting the notes, so please contact him if you wish to include any material.  ST DOMINIC’S Training for all Beginners, U-8, and U-10 continues on this Sunday morning 15th June at 12 noon in the Pitch. Registration forms will be available at the Pitch on Sunday. An Open Meeting of the various Organisations and individuals interested in the provision of Defibrillators in the Parish will take place on Monday Night 16th June in Culleen Hall at 9pm. A History of the Club is currently been researched and the Committee would very much appreciate any old Photos or information you may have. They would be very interested if anyone had any details of the Minor teams of 1929 and the Early 1930s. If you have anything contact Eileen, Donald or J.J. Two Watches were found in the Dressing Room after the Parish League on Sunday last and are now with Vincent Pierse. A very large crowd turned out for the Alan Gately Memorial Parish League on Sunday last in glorious sunshine. Players travelled from far and wide and is an indication of the esteem in which Alan was held by his fellow players. The eventual Winners were Team ‘A’ captained by Liam Murray and Managed by Padraig Cronin and Sean Melia. Jimmy Gately presented the Cup to the Winning Captain and David Gately presented the Medals to the winning team. The Club would like to thank all the players and managers who took part, the Ladies Committee who did the catering on the day and to all who contributed to the collection for our Ladies Hospital Crumlin which yielded €2700,00.  Senior Football: Our Footballers are really hitting form at the moment with three wins in the last week. Training is going very well and the management team deserve great credit for this. Minor Football: Training takes place this Sunday Evening at 6pm. All players please attend. Our U-14 footballers played Boyle on Thursday evening last, a very good Boyle team came out on top. We now get down to the series business of the Championship and we have 3 weeks to prepare so all players are asked to give a full commitment.  Our U-12 footballers have made a very good start to the League with our Div 1 Team defeating Castlerea and Western Gaels and our Div 3 Team defeating Roscommon Gaels. This week our Div 1 Team play Boyle in Knockcroghery on Sunday Morning and our Div 3 Team play St Barry’s.  Our U-10 Community Games team played out a thrilling Draw against a very good Strokestown Team in Kilbride on Saturday last.  ST FAITHLEACH’S  Tansey Cup: We played against St. Croans on Saturday last and the game ended in a draw. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 2-6 St. Croans 0-12. Next game against Kilbride on Thursday, 8 o’clock in Ballyleague.  Merchandise: Limited number on Club Merchandise items available. Please contact Michael Cleary at 0872238293. Blind Date: The Club had a very successful Fundraising Night on Saturday last in the Club House with a ‘Blind Date’ Competition. Thanks to the Social Committee who organised the event. Many thanks to our very own ‘Cilla Black’ on the night, our host Eugene Murphy. Many thanks to all the participants – Gentlemen: Brain Scally, Noel Moran, Darragh Hussey and Michael Francis O’Grady. Ladies: Siobhan Ormsby, Amanda McCloon, Michelle Corocran and Elaine Shanly. Congratulations to our winning couples on the night who received vouchers for a lovely meal – Michelle Corcoran & Noel Moran, Micheal Francis O’Grady & Elaine Shanly. We would like to thank the following for their sponsorship – Dympna Trautt, Geroge Bannon, Tom Harrison, Shane & Orla Fleming, The Abbey Hotel, Rita McCormack & Michael Naughton, Knockcroghery. Thanks to Jimmy Hussey who provided the music on the night. Thanks to Paul Enright, Brid & Staff of the Club House. All had a great night’s entertainment.  Best of Luck: To all students who are due to sit exams in the coming weeks.  Congratulations: To Thomas Reynolds & Fiona who were married in Scotland at the weekend. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Crowley Family on the death of Nancy Crowley, Kilmurtagh. U-12 League: We lost to Kilbride on Sunday last in Kilbride. Training on Thursday at 6.30, all players please attend.  U-8 & U-10 Training: Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. ST JOSEPH’S It was a quiet weekend for St. Joseph’s, as we had no game in the Tansey Cup. We are due to play next weekend, please check fixtures for date and venue. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm.  The club extends deepest sympathy to the Hunt family on the recent bereavement of Seamus (Snr.) R.I.P. ST RONAN’S The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Keaveney family on the death of Owenie last weekend. He was a talented underage footballer; he represented the club at all underage levels. Owenie was a great club and county supporter and rarely missed a game. As a mark of respect club members formed a guard of honour on day of funeral wearing St Ronan’s and Roscommon jerseys. We also extend our sympathy to the Lynch family on the death of Mary. St Ronan’s intermediate team play Tulsk in the O’Gara Cup on next Saturday evening in Ballyfarnon at 8pm. The Ladies Minor Board is having a Sports and family fun day in Ballyfarnon on Saturday June 14th starting at 2.30pm. Later in the afternoon special guest Dermot Earley will attend this event. STROKESTOWN The senior team lost out to Padraig Pearses by 3 points in the O’Rourke Cup last Saturday evening in Woodmount. A poor start to the second half proved costly for the town despite playing some good football throughout the contest.  Training for all senior and junior players continues Tuesday and Fridays night at 8pm in the pitch. All players are asked to attend. The club would like to congratulate Trevor Lyttle and Antoinette Feeney who got married last week. We wish both of you all the best for the future. Finally the Club would like to wish Gearóid McCormack a speedy recovery. There was great delight throughout the parish on hearing the good news last week of Gearóid’s improvement. Continued good wishes and prayers are with you Gearóid and all the McCormack family. TULSK The news that Gearoid McCormack is recovering well was greeted with great happiness within the club, and everyone is hoping that he makes a full and speedy return to health.  The U-10’s beat Croghan on Saturday and now face Kiltoom this week. Well done to the young Tulsk hurlers who participated in the Connacht Ground Hurling Tournament in Woodmount on Saturday last.  At the end of a long hot day the defeated Manorhamilton in the final.   MINOR STROKESTOWN Our U-12 team played their second game of the league on Sunday when they took on Eire Og in Loughlynn.  The U-14 team overcame a gallant Eire Og in a thrilling game played in Loughlynn on Thursday last.  Down by seven points at half time and by ten five minutes after the restart Strokestown staged an amazing comeback to win it by 4-11 to 3-9.  The club wish to thank Michael and Orla Regan for providing the new under age goals and nets. HURLING BALLYGAR  Our Intermediate team played their fourth round Championship game on Sunday last, against Kilimor in Ballinasloe. The game ended with a win for Ballygar, the first in the group stages, on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-9. With one remaining game in the group stages after the game against Kilimor, it was a game that our lads had earmarked as a must win game in order to progress in the championship. The club Junior C team played Caranmore in their third round game of the championship on Saturday evening in Abbeyknockmoy. And after loosing narrowly in the two opening games it was necessary that they got a win under their belts. And it was just what they got, on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8. This was a good performance by the junior team, Well done. The Intermediate and Junior C Championship continues next weekend. Games are fixed for the 15th June. Please check with local notice boards and newspapers for exact times and venues. The Hurling club is organising its annual fundraising Race Night due to be held on the 21st June, and is seeking help, especially from all players to sell horses so please lend your support. Membership is still been taken in; contact Neal Geraghty, Vincent Burke or Hugh Mannion. The club would like to thank Both Padraic O’Brien and Larry Gordon for their sponsorship of hoodies to our U-14 and U-12 Teams. Both men are also involved in mentoring the teams. Thank you very much again lads. TREMANE U-8 & U-10 Hurling & Camogie Training for boys and girls is on every Saturday evening at 6.00pm in Tremane Pitch. All children in the area are invited.   LADIES FOUR ROADS U-10 and U-12 training on Thursday nights at 7pm in Tisrara Community Park. All welcome from 7 years up. Congratulations to the Senior camogie team who beat Athleague in the winter league final at the weekend.