Club Notes

BOYLE Don’t forget Boyle Ladies Club Queen of the Curlews night, which is being held on this Saturday night in St Joseph’s Hall. We wish them every success. Training continues for the U-14’s each Monday and Thursday evening.  The McGovern Directional Drilling team had a comprehensive 4-13 to 2-6 win over Oran in the Park on Sunday. They have now completed Phase 1 of the league at the top of the table. Details of the next phase of the league will be announced shortly. They will be in championship action on Sunday 6th July at 4.45pm against Kilbride in Kilbride. Training during the next few weeks will be geared towards this encounter.  The Feelystone junior team will play Ballinameen in Ballinameen this weekend. See fixtures for details.  The Abbey Park was the perfect setting on Thursday evening last for a very entertaining senior inter-county challenge game between Roscommon and Sligo, which finished level on a scoreline of 3-7 for Sligo to 0-16 for the home team. It featured a fine performance by Boyle’s own David Casey at the heart of the Roscommon defence. All players, officials and supporters are asked to take note of the double yellow road marking on the Boyle Abbey side of the pitch and vehicles should not be parked there at any time. The defibrillator has now been installed in the Abbey Park and a team of qualified users are in place, but here’s hoping that it will never be needed.  The Club extends its good wishes to Ryan Daly who is recovering from an accident. CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team were beaten by Western Gaels in the final of the Leo Kenny Cup played in Salthill on Sunday last. Final score Castlerea St Kevin’s 0-11 Western Gaels 0- 13. (See report elsewhere in paper). We are scheduled to play St Faithleach’s in the O’Rourke Cup on this Saturday evening at 8.00pm. Our Clasby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team were beaten by Fuerty in the Tansey Cup on a 1- 7 to 1- 4 scoreline. Senior team manager Denis Kearney has urged all players to take training serious from now on, with the championship only a few short weeks away, excuses can no longer be tolerated.  Congratulations: Heartiest congratulations to club player Darren Cruise on his achievements in the Boxing Ring. Darren recently won his fourth Irish title, winning the junior super heavyweight in the National Stadium. CLANN NA GAEL The Connaughton’s of Clonark sponsored U-12 Division 1 team drew with St Bridget’s in Kiltoom last Sunday morning. It was a game that Clann dominated for long periods but in the end were fortunate to come away with a draw.  In the U-12s Division 3, Clann made the long trip to Kilmore and were defeated by the home side. Results: Mid-South Junior B Championship, Clann Na nGael 3-15 Creggs 0-8; O’Gara Cup: Clann Na nGael 3-14 Clann Na nGael 0-10; U-12 Division 1: Clann na nGael 2-8 St Brigid’s 2-8; U-12 Division 3: Clann na nGael 3-6 Kilmore 5-10. EIRE OG It was a quiet weekend on the playing front for the Club this weekend. However next weekend the Intermediate team are scheduled to play two O’Gara Cup games, one on Friday evening and the other on Sunday. Check fixtures for details.  The Club would like to extend its sympathy to the Loftus Family, Cloontowart and the Giblin Family, Lisacul & Dublin on their recent bereavements.  KILMORE  The King and Moffat sponsored U-14 team were defeated by Kilglass Gaels on Thursday evening last in Kilmore. Their next game is fixed for this Thursday evening against Michael Glaveys in Ballinlough at 7.45pm.  The Barry Cox sponsored U-12 team easily defeated Clann Na Gael B team on Sunday morning last in Kilmore.  Our U-10 and U-12 teams have been invited to take part in a competition involving 4 counties in Rochfortbridge on this Saturday. The bus with both teams will leave on Saturday morning at 8.30am. Full teams and results from the competition will appear in next week’s notes.  The Kalzen sponsored senior team had no game last weekend but are due to play Elphin this weekend. Please check fixtures for day and time of match.  The club congratulates the Aughrim schoolboys and their manager John Faughan who won a county soccer competition last week. Also the Aughrim girls reached they final of their soccer blitz.  The club extends its sympathy to the Bourke family Corlara, Kilmore on the recent death of Pat Bourke who died in England recently.  MICHAEL GLAVEYS Our U-14 boys defeated Kilglass Gaels and St. Ronan’s in the league during the week.  They play Kilmore in Ballinlough on Thursday evening at 7:45.   The Intermediate team were defeated by St. Croan’s on Saturday evening.   The Mayo and Roscommon ladies are playing a challenge match in Ballinlough at 6 pm on Saturday evening. The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Hanley Family, Cloonfad and the Kelly Family, Ballinlough on their recent bereavements.   PADRAIG PEARSES Hurling Feile U-14: Pearses U-14 hurlers head to Laois next weekend for the Feile we would like to wish Padraig Dooley and his charges all the best for next weekend. Padraig Pearses musicians heading to Connacht Fleadh. Representing Ballinasloe CCE, a number of Padraig Pearses young musicians and singers will take part in the Connacht Fleadh in Westport on July 5th. Participants are: U-12 Solo-Singing: Maria Corcoran; U-12 Accordion: Lucian Brooks; U-12 Concertina: Grace Dooley; 12-15 Piano accompaniments: Paula McGrath & Chloe Clogher; U-12 Band & Grupa Cheoil include: Michaela Brooks, Lucian Brooks, Grainne Lohan, Chloe Clogher, Grace Dooley, Sarah Scully (Aughrim), Claire Nevin, Michelle Nevin, Rosie Loughnane (Kiltormer), and Shannon Dolan (Ballinasloe). Padraig Pearses would like to wish them all the best. This week’s fixtures (subject to conformation): O’Rourke Cup Senior Football: Pearses v St Brigid’s, Friday 20th June 8.30pm in Kiltoom; Pearses v Kilmore, Sunday 22nd June 14.30pm in Kilmore. The Bowling Night to raise funds for the 2 teams going to Féile this year held in Athlone Leisure World last Thursday and Friday was a great success.   Check out our website:    For your ideas and suggestions please contact . ROSCOMMON GAELS  The Roscommon Gaels senior football team had mixed fortunes over the past week in the O Rourke Cup. On Wednesday week last they were beaten by Kilbride by 0-12 to 0-11 in Kilbride however on Sunday last the team recovered very well to beat a strong St Brigid’s team by 1-4 to 0-5 at Dr Hyde Park. The team are due to play Elphin this weekend but there is a possibility that game may be deferred. Please check with fixtures list or with the team management for confirmation. Training continues as usual. Roscommon Gaels Youth Disco Friday 20th June in Hyde Centre 9.45pm to 12.30am. Admission €8. Strictly no alcohol. Ladies Football: U-10 and U-12 training every Saturday at Hyde Park at 11.45am. There may be a challenge game this week for the U-12 team and we are hoping to get enough numbers to start an U-10 team too. Details during the week. U-16 to senior training Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 10.30am in Hyde Park. U-8 & U-10 Hurling and U8 Camogie: Outdoor training for this group takes on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Convent pitch.  All children attending must be 6 years of age on by 1/1/08. There is equipment currently available for sale in the club.  U-15 & U-16 hurling training commences on Sunday next – June 22nd 2008 in the Community College pitch at 10.30am. The U-15 hurling competition begins in July so a good attendance of players is requested. U-10 and U-12 Camogie: Training for this group of camogie players takes place every Wednesday evening at 7-8pm in the Convent pitch. There are currently helmets and hurleys for sale in the club from team coaches. Schools Footballs Finals: The local primary schools were in action on the football fields this week in the Cumann na mBunscoil finals, which took place in the Hyde on a wet and windy Wednesday evening week last.  The fortunes of the schools were mixed. The Abbey NS were sadly defeated by Creagh NS in the Division 1 Final but Gaelscoil de hÍde were successful in the Large Schools final versus Strokestown NS when they ran out winners by 8 points in an excellent game of football. Thanks to all the players, teachers and coaches for all the work they put into Gaelic games in the primary schools. Hopefully the sixth class students who are finished their time in primary school will carry these sporting memories with them and continue to play Gaelic games for both their schools and their clubs well into the future.  Best of luck to the girls from St Mary’s NS who play in the Cumann na mBunscoil Ladies football finals this Wednesday.  ST AIDAN’S Our Seniors had a mixed week on the playing fields. On Wednesday evening week last defeating St Barrys on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-12 in a hard fought game and on Saturday evening losing out to Strokestown on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-10. Those results leaves us mid-table and still in with a chance to make the play-offs.  ST BARRY’S We congratulate our U-12’s who beat Tulsk by a point recently. Well done and keep up the good work. Barry’s went down to Kilbride in a senior league match recently. A good high scoring game but in the end Kilbride ran out easy winners. We send our congratulations to Stephen McGuinness and Andrea Banaghan who were married recently in Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall with reception afterwards in Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell. We wish Stephen and Andrea the best of good luck for the future.  All at Barry’s wish Jason Harte, North Yard, Scramogue and Maria Dillon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary who were married recently in St Anne’s Church, Scramogue. Jason is son of Joe and Ann Harte, Killinordan. We wish the both of you the best for the future. ST CROAN’S Our Intermediate team defeated Michael Glaveys 1-9 to 0-6 in a League encounter in Enfield on Saturday evening.  A man of the match display by Martin Towey secured the points for St Croans. The pride of our club guest to the U-6 and U-8 who participated in an enjoyable blitz against Castlerea St Kevin’s last Saturday. Well done to all, keep up the good work. Our U-10 team are participating in the Oran Tournament again this year – good luck to them – they started their campaign with a win against Kilbride last Monday night.  Thanks to Oran for inviting us again this year.   ST DOMNIC’S Training for all Beginners, U-8, and U-10 continues on this Sunday morning 22nd June at 12 noon in the Pitch. Registration forms will be available at the Pitch on Sunday. 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. A watch were found in the dressing room after the Parish League on Sunday week last and is now with Vincent Pierce. It is a ‘Telstar’ Watch. O’Gara Cup: Dominic’s continue their winning habits with a good victory over Creggs in Knockcroghery on Sunday last. Michael Finneran shot over some great scores and Niall Naughton and Seamus McKeon worked hard to insure victory. Our next Match is on Friday evening when we play Eire Og in Knockcroghery at 8pm. Junior Championship: Dominic’s had a hard earned victory over Oran in Knockcroghery on Saturday last. The sides were level on many occasions but the introduction of James Kelly for his brother Des in the second half proved to be a masterstroke.  Our U-12 footballers continue on their winning ways with a great victory over a very good Boyle team. Boyle were much bigger than the Dominic’s lads but some great team work insured that Dominic’s kept the ball moving fast all the time and this was crucial in the end.  Our U-10 Community Games Team played Strokestown in the replay on Thursday last. This again was a very exciting game by two evenly matched sides. The sides were level at half time but in the end Strokestown held out for a win by a Goal. Well done to the Dominic’s lads and the managers who had the Team very well prepared. Our U-10 Team are currently playing in the Oran Tournament on Monday Evenings at 7pm. This runs for seven weeks and is a very well organised and run Tournament and we would like to thank the Oran Minor Club for inviting us into this tournament again this year. St. Dominic’s wish the best of luck to Liam Kilcline who represents Roscommon in the Feile Hurling Skills in Laois this Saturday.  ST FAITHLEACHS  O’Rourke Cup: We played against Kilmore on Tuesday last. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 3-10 Kilmore 1-7.  Tansey Cup: We played against Ballinameen on Sunday last. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 1-9 Ballinameen 2-10. See fixtures for games next weekend. Merchandise: Limited number on Club Merchandise items available. Please contact Michael Cleary at (087) 2238293. U-12 League: Next game on Tuesday 24th June against Shannon Gaels at 7.00pm in Faithleachs. Training on Thursday at 6.30, all players please attend.  U-10 Blitz: Well done to our U10’s who took part in the blitz against Strokestown last week. A greats evening football was played by all. U8 & U10 Training: Thursday evenings at 6.30. ST MICHAEL’S The Green Belt Sponsored Intermediate team played host to close rivals Shannon Gaels on Sunday finishing with another win to bring the team closer to the play offs of the O’Gara league on a score line of 1-10 to 1-9. The Juniors play next weekend against Tulsk, see fixtures for more details.  The Minors are returning for training this week.  The U-10’s had an enjoyable blitz with St Ronan’s in Ballyfarnon on Saturday. Thank you to all involved. We play St Ronan’s again this Saturday in Ardcarne Park at 11.00 am.  Hard luck to our county neighbours Leitrim who put up a great fight against Galway in the Connacht championship last Sunday. STROKESTOWN The senior team had a much-needed win against St Aidan’s in the O’Rourke Cup last weekend in Ballyforan. A penalty by John Rogers with 5 minutes left sealed the win for the ‘Town who played some nice football throughout. Final score Strokestown 3-10, St. Aidan’s 1-10. Training for senior and junior teams continues Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8pm in the pitch. A reminder to anyone interested in participating in the western 5 peaks challenge this August Bank Holiday weekend to please contact either Damian Donlon or Jason Hanly for further details. TULSK  The Club held a Mass for Gearoid McCormack on Monday last and Gearoid is now back in Ireland and improving. Club members are praying and hoping that he makes a full and speedy return to health.  The Ryan Courtdale sponsored Intermediate team had a good and much needed win over St Ronan’s on Saturday last. Training continues as planned and need for full turnouts cannot be overstated. Pitch-side advertisements are now up for renewal, and all those wishing to do so, must contact Seamus Donoghue immediately on (086) 8368031 and also any business wishing to place new advertisement at the pitch should do likewise. There is a club development meeting this Saturday at 6pm in the clubrooms.  WESTERN GAELS Congratulations to our Senior Team on winning the Leo Kenny Cup in Salthill last Sunday. They beat Castlerea by 0-13 to 0-11. (See match report elsewhere). It’s back to reality next Friday evening when we play St Aidan’s in the O’ Rourke Cup at 8pm in Frenchpark.  MINOR STROKESTOWN  The club hosted a very entertaining U-10 blitz between Strokestown and St Faithleachs in Strokestown on Monday last.  Our thanks to the visitors for travelling and taking part. Thanks also to the parents for providing the refreshments.  Our community games U-10 team recorded two good wins against Knockrockery and Ballintubber in the past week.  Our U-14 team lost to Kilbride on Thursday evening last by 4 points in a game of fine football in Kilbride. Our last U-14 league game is against St. Aidan’s at home next Thursday at 7 pm.   There is a minor league 13-a-side competition for non-county players starting on 25th June. Our group includes Castlerea, Eire Og and St. Ciaran’s.  See fixtures for details.   Commiserations on losing, but well done to local schools in their finals last week. HURLING BALLYGAR  Our Intermediate team played the final round championship game on Sunday last, against Kilnadeema Leitrim in Ballinasloe. The game ended in a comfortable win for Kilnadeema Leitrim on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-13. Although the outcome of the game had no major significance with the exception of positioning in the group table, both teams provided plenty of entertainment. The club Junior C team played Oranmore Maree in their fourth round game of the championship on Saturday evening in Ballymacward, which they won on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-09. There were some notable performances in the team; Niall Quinn in the full Back line, Fintan Walsh in the middle of the field while up front Joe Naughton, Paul Turley and David Quinn played well. Well-done lads. As the leaving certificate is drawing to a close our minor team will be playing soon out again in the championship. Minor players are asked to attend training, which begins Thursday evening at 7pm. The Hurling club is holding its annual fundraising Race Night due to be held this Saturday night, 21st June, in Tierney’s, and is seeking local support, 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. ORAN  Oran meet St. Dominic’s in the second round of the Junior Hurling Championship in Rockfield on Tuesday evening next at 8pm.  Oran will be hoping for their second win in this competition after making a good start to the Championship in Rockfield on Tuesday last with a good win over Roscommon Gaels.  The game was played in ideal conditions on a perfect surface and had some good patches of hurling. Oran went on to win by 2-11 to 0-7.  TREMANE  Tremane GAA Hurling club are holding a race night in Hamrock’s Bar Athleague on 11 July 2008. The club are currently looking for local business’ to sponsor a race for €100, in return we will print the name of your company on the race card on the night. We will also print your name in the local press, and invite you to attend on the night. Final date for receipt of sponsorship will be the 28th June to facilitate the printing of the race card for the night. Horses are also on sale at €20 each from any member of the club. All members are asked to return their cards by 28th June also. CAMOGIE ORAN  Well done to the Junior team on their victory over Na Brideoga in the junior league final. Oran had an outstanding game; this was clear to see with the scoreline of 4-14 to 2-5. Congratulations to Claire Curley who received the player of the match award. U-12 training continues Saturdays at 11am in Rockfield. All new members are welcome.