Club notes

TULSK The clubs in the centre of Roscommon were torn apart with tragedy this week with sudden young deaths. It was a long sad week in Lord Edwards GAA circles, as we came to terms with the sudden and tragic death of Danny Hynes. Danny was just 23 and had spent the last two years totally dedicated to the club, never missing a training session come rain or shine. He was a regular on our Junior team playing either wing or corner forward. He played a cracker of a game for the team only a couple of short weeks ago against Kilglass, scoring 1-1 in a must win game. In his time with the club he made a great impact, always brightening up the dullest of winter training evenings with his quick wit and good humour, you were always sure to have a bit of craic when the Hynes brothers arrived. He was a true player, never taking it too seriously, but enough to enjoy the game and the fun that surrounds it.   He will be dearly and truly missed by the 40 or so lads and the management team that have had the privilege to share the dressing rooms and field with him. Our deepest, deepest sympathies go to his family, his father Padraig, his mother, Margaret, sister, Aisling, brothers Sean and Alan, and also to his extended family, neighbours and many, many friends. May he Rest In Peace. The club would like to thank all the lads for turning out in huge numbers and putting on a fine respectful display in the guard of honour, etc. It showed how well Danny and Sean are respected in the club. All games and other club business were cancelled last week.  We would also like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda DeNash and the DeNash family, Flaska after the extremely tragic death of Brenda’s sister, Sharon in Longford recently, may she rest in peace.  300 Club Draw No. 3 will take place in Devine’s Pub on Saturday 6th October 2007. All club members are asked to support the event and we look forward to seeing you there. ORAN Oran minor club wishes to offer their sincere sympathy to the Kelly and McHugh families on their recent tragic losses. Kieran and Padraig were two extremely talented players who were held in the highest esteem by their devastated club mates and club management. They will both be sorely missed. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha dilse. The club also sends best wishes for the speedy recovery of Colm Mee and his friend Paul O’Grady. ST. DOMINICS  A Meeting of the club history committee takes place tonight Thursday in the Meeting room at 9pm. Any one with old photographs or programmes please come along to the Meeting. Owensie Hoare Cup: We have been kindly invited to take part again this year. It takes place on Saturday 6 th October in Hyde Park. We meet at Knockcroghery Pitch at 10am. Anyone not wanting a lift please inform managers. Knockcroghery Fair Tournament this year will be run off over two weekends, one for semi-finals and one for the Finals. The semis will take place this weekend and the Finals on 13 th October. The fixtures are as Follows- (U-10) Friday 5th October at 6.30pm Kilbride Vs St Ciarans. Sunday 7 th October at 12 noon St Dominics Vs Clann na nGael. (U-8) Saturday 6 th October at 11.45am St Dominics Vs Oran and St Brigids Vs Ros Gaels. Winners play in ‘A’ Finals and runners up in ‘B’ Finals on Saturday 13 th October.  U-12: Our U-12s have again come up trumps when they defeated Western Gaels to make it four U-12 titles in a row. This is an amazing achievement as it’s almost a new panel of players each year.  Ladies: The Minor Ladies Championship starts in a couple of weeks. Would any girl wishing to play please contact Bernie Kilcline before the weekend. U-10 girls blitz next Sunday 7th October at 11am in St Brigid’s.  U-12 girls lost their quarter-final to a much stronger Castlerea team.  Next match on Saturday.   ST. FAITHLEACH’S On Sunday last we were defeated by St. Brigids in the County senior final in Hyde Park. This was not to be our day. Final Score St. Faithleachs 0-9 St. Brigids 1-12.  Many thanks to Manager Wally Burke, Selectors Gerry Byrne and Gerard O’Donnell and to our panel of players for their commitment over the past year. Thanks to the tremendous support, out in full force on the day. Thanks also to all who helped put up flags and bunting in the run up to the final. Special word of thanks to all our sponsors – full details to follow next week.   Our Junior Ladies bowed out of the Championship on Saturday last when they were defeated by Boyle by the narrowest of margins. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 1-5 Boyle 0-9. Our thanks to Brendan Healy, Denis McCloon & Patricia Manning for their hard work over the past year. ROSCOMMON GAELS  U-10 Football: Owensie Hoare tournament on Saturday between St Brigid’s, Oran, St Domnics and Roscommon Gaels at 10.30am in Hyde Park. All players to be at the Hyde at 10am sharp. Our U-16’s play Padraig Pearses in the league final this weekend. Check fixtures for details of match. Our U-21’s play St Aidan’s in the championship on Saturday at 4.30pm in Ballyforan. Training Friday night at 8pm in the Hyde. Congratulations to James Gleeson on his big win in the Roscommon Co Board draw.  The club extends its sympathy to the McHugh family, Rockfield and the Kelly family, Rathbrennan on their recent sad loss. KILGLASS GAELS On Saturday last the club had its busiest footballing day of the year.  Three county finals involving three different teams. First was the U-12   final between Kilglass and St Barry’s in Hyde Park. Kilglass was the stronger and more skillful team and just eased out winners by a single point. Well done to all concerned. From there it was off to Knockcroghery for the Ladies Intermediate final.   Kilglass came out on top with another gutsy performance. Well done to all. All supporters then headed back to Kilglass for the Northern Junior A Final against St. Barrys. Kilglass led by two points at half time and pulled  away with 10 minutes to go.  However the men from Tarmon rallied and levelled the game just as the full time whistle blew. Now all roads lead to  Kilmore, next Saturday, for the replay at 4p.m.  Due to the replay of the Junior A Northern Final, Kilglass Gaels 3rd Annual Golf Classic will now take place in Longford Golf Club on Saturday 13th October, one week later than originally planned. EIRE OG Hard luck to the James Lavin Construction sponsored ladies intermediate team who were beaten by Kilglass Gaels in the County Final. A sincere thanks to all who came along to support the team and also to James for his generous sponsorship.  The U-21 team plays Western Gaels in the first round of the championship this weekend. Check fixtures for time and venue.  Well done to Seamus Regan on refereeing the county senior final in his usual professional and efficient manner. By all accounts Seamus had a good game as had his umpires Martin Walshe, Hugh Lynn, Kevin Murtagh and Paddy Duignan. The club is building a clubhouse with dressing rooms, referees room, toilet facilities, clubrooms, kitchen etc. This is needed to accommodate the large number of people taking part in Gaelic games in the parish. To help towards funding the club is organising a one year membership of the club lotto for just €100. This membership gives the member an entry into each Eire Og lotto draw for 52 weeks with a minimum jackpot of at least €2000 per draw. In addition each ticket bought will be included in a draw for 3 prizes at a special launch, draw to be held on the October bank holiday weekend. Prizes include European Holiday for two with Paul Claffey Tours in 2008, € 1,000 and €500. Contact any member of the club for a ticket.  ST. BRIGID’S Senior Mens Football Championship Final: St Brigid’s 1-12 St Faithleachs 0-9 Senior Ladies Football Championship Final: St Brigid’s 1-12 St Faithleachs 1-2. Saturday 29 th and Sunday 30 th September will long be remembered in the annals of the Club as the weekend that our Senior men and ladies Football teams recorded historic three in a row championship successes. Congratulations to both teams and their respective managements on these remarkable achievements and here’s hoping we can have a good run in the Connacht Club Championship in the weeks ahead. Fixtures: Our U-21 team start the defence of their U-21 crown on Sunday next in with a tough away fixture against Boyle in Boyle. See Fixtures elsewhere for time. Our U-16 Ladies play the County Final next weekend. See fixtures elsewhere for time and venue. CASTLEREA ST. KEVIN’S  Our U-21 team take on Clann na nGael in the first round of the Bus Eireann U-21 Championship in O’Rourke Park on Saturday at 4.30pm; best of luck to all concerned. Our junior team went down by 2 points to St Ronans in the league semi final on Sunday last in Boyle. Congratulations to St Brigids on winning the Ruby Oil senior championship on Sunday last and congrats also to Padraic Pearses who won the Cahill’s SuperValu minor championship. Bingo patrons are reminded that the weekly bingo session in the O’Rourke Centre will start at the earlier time of 8.30pm starting this Friday night 5 th October; the jackpot is €2,000 on 50 calls or less. Sympathy: We extend sincere sympathy to the Godfrey family, Knockroe, on the death of Margo Godfrey; Margo was a regular patron at bingo, a great supporter of all activities in the O’Rourke Centre and an active member of the ladies committee in the early years; we also extend sympathy to the Hough Family, Knockroe on the death of Cyril Hough. Everyone has been saddened by the news of so many tragic deaths in the County over the past week or so, all of the dead were players with local GAA clubs; two of those had strong Castlerea connections; Kieran Kelly was a first cousin of our club minor player Andrew Cahill and Padraic McHugh’s mother was formerly Angela Glynn, Arm; to all those families and their clubs we extend our deepest sympathy. ST. MICHAELS Our U-16’s play in the Division 3 championship county final on Saturday, October 6 th against Ballinameen in Croghan at 5.30 p.m. Please support. The junior team was defeated by St Croans in the Division 4 league semi-final on Sunday last. The club thanks all the players and management for their efforts and commitment during the year. BOYLE The Intermediate team was defeated by Ballinameen in a closely fought encounter with only a point between the teams. The U-16 League Championship Final is on Saturday 6th in Hyde. Training continues for U-21s in preparation for the Championship.  There will be a special talk on the use of defibrillators by Eunice Langley next week.   ST. BARRYS Kilglass Gaels and St. Barrys drew in the North Junior A Final on Saturday last. Half time score was Kilglass Gaels 0-6, St. Barrys 0-5. In the final minutes of this game Keith McGowan saved Barry’s bacon and they live to fight another day. This was exciting stuff even if there were many stoppages and silly fouls that at times hindered good play. It’s anybody’s guess how the replay will go; I wonder what are the chances of another draw!!!          KILMORE The replay of the minor League match with St Croan’s ended once again in a draw after extra time. No details of replay at the moment. U-21 training for all players @ 7p.m on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Any enquiries to Joe McEvoy or Gerry Tiernan. The replay of the Northern Final takes place in Kilmore on Saturday at 4p.m Kilglass & St Barry’s. Stewards will be required from 3.30p.m on Saturday afternoon. ST. JOSEPHS  Our Junior Championship match replay against Oran was postponed, due to the tragic accident, which occurred last week. St. Joseph’s extend our deepest sympathies to the bereaved families, and wish a speedy recovery to the two injured young men.  MINOR STROKESTOWN  Our U-12 team won the Div. 1 county final on Saturday in Hyde Park against Padraig Pearses. A great display especially in the second half was enough to bring the Cup to Strokestown and the hard work throughout the year was rewarded handsomely with a 2-10 to 2-2 win. Congratulations to all and thanks to their mentors Declan Kavanagh and Eamonn Beirne. Congrats also to man of the match Diarmuid McGann.   Good luck to our minors who play Western Gaels in the championship final in Hyde Park on Sunday at 3 pm. We would like to see a good crowd from the parish there to support them. Good luck also to the U-16 girls in their final at the weekend.   HURLING FOUR ROADS Last Saturday our U-14 hurlers made history in Roscommon by reaching a Co Galway League final (Div 3) for the first time. It’s a great achievement for this bunch of lads and for Four Roads, it’s only our 3rd year playing in Galway and to get to a final is above all expectations on with a scoreline of 4-11 to 0-2. Hard luck has to go to Conor Coyle who fractured a bone in his hand early in the game but played on despite the pain so well done Conor and we all wish you a speedy recovery. Best of luck in the final lads, hopefully we will get good support for the final. Our U-12 hurlers had a good win over Clonguish from Longford last Sunday so well done.  Our U-15 hurling final has being put of till Wednesday 10th October in Athleague under lights at 7.30pm, again best off luck lads. CAMOGIE ORAN The game between Oran and Four Roads was cancelled and is to be refixed. The senior team will play Athleague on Sunday next at 12 o’clock venue to be confirmed.  The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to both the Kelly and McHugh families and friends on the death of Kieran Kelly and Padraig McHugh. May they rest in Peace.  LADIES STROKESTOWN The U-16 ladies will contest the final of the 15-a-side competition Vs St Brigids on Sunday next, game provisionally fixed for Fuerty at 5pm venue and time to be confirmed. No.5 jersey still missing, please return. Our U-12 team also remains unbeaten in its competition and is through to the semi final against Boyle on Saturday next. The ladies club are urging all Strokestown fans to come out and support both teams at the weekend. Any players with cards for Co. Board draw please return them immediately. FOUR ROADS U-12: On Sunday last we travelled to Ballinlough where we took on Michael Glaveys. The team played solidly throughout and was victorious on a scoreline of 6-5 to 3-5. We would like to thank the many supporters and ask them to support the girls next Saturday when we meet Castlerea in the semi-final. The game is to be played in Four Roads