Club Notes

ROSCOMMON GAELS Well done to all involved with the U-12 hurling team on their great win in the Co Final last Saturday. Wll done to players and management. Disco: There will be a youth disco on Friday night 26th October in the Hyde Centre at 9.45pm. Admission €8. Strictly No Alcohol. Congratulations to Irena Durkan on her recent marriage to Andrew Keegan. Meeting: There is a very important general meeting of the club on Thursday night 25th October at the Hyde Centre at 9.15 pm sharp. It is very important that all members attend this meeting. Sympathy: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Fitzmaurice family on the sad death of Alan and to the O’Doherty and Kenny families on their recent bereavements. CREGGS Well done to the junior team who won the Mid-South final last weekend and will now face St Barrys in the county final on Saturday week.  The club is holding a fundraiser as part of the Harvest festival on Monday next. All players and committee are requested to get their tickets sold and back to the organising committee as soon as possible. Thanks to Michael and Carmel O Rourke for providing a lovely meal to the Creggs team last Saturday night and thanks also to St. Faithleachs for their magnificent facilities which are top class. TULSK The Ryan Courtdale sponsored Intermediate team bowed out of the O’Gara cup after a hard fought campaign. The semi final took place in perfect conditions on the fine pitch in Fuerty on Saturday last. Clann na nGael won the game by 4 points in the end although Tulsk proved that they are not far off senior football. It’s been a long year and the players would like to thank Tommy Kenoy, Larry, Brian, Barry, The Downs GAA club, Bill, Margaret, Steve, Gerry, Jimmy and the numerous people that helped out during the year. Your work was much appreciated by the players. Our fundraising night at the dogs is coming up soon expect full details next week.  Training for the U-21 team continues and the championship is about to kick off, see fixtures for details.  The third quarterly 300-club draw has now been re-arranged. It will take place in Devine’s pub on Saturday 3rd November at 10.30pm. ST. RONANS Congratulations to Paul Nangle, Cabragh, Geevagh who recently won the lotto jackpot of €11,000. The new draw has commenced and there was no jackpot winner on Sunday night. The draw next week is in Roddy’s on next Sunday night and the jackpot is €1,200. ST. FAITHLEACH’S  Tansey Cup: On Saturday last we played St. Aidans in Ballyforan. Final score St. Faithleachs 1-9 St. Aidans 1-7.  U-21 Championship: On Sunday next we play against Tulsk in Ballyleague. See fixtures for time. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Frances McCormack, Gorthgallon on the death of her sister Ruth Stephenson, Laois. Disco: On Friday night 26 th , Children’s Halloween "Fancy Dress" Disco will take place in the Clubhouse from 7-9pm. All Welcome. ST. DOMINICS   The next Executive Meeting will take place on Tuesday 30 th October at 9pm in the Meeting room. Items for the agenda to Larry Shine before Monday 29 th .  The overall Executive (Club) A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 25 th November. All Committees are requested to have their A.G.M. prior to this. Our Annual weekend away for the Golf Society takes place on Friday 9 th and Saturday 10 th November in Donegal. Anyone interested in travelling please contact Eddie Miley (086-2561563). Our Connacht IFC semi-final is provisionally fixed for Sunday 11 th November.  Our U-21 team played Kilbride in the quarterfinal on Saturday last in Knockcroghery. Played in ideal conditions on a perfect surface both teams fielded strong sides and served up a great game of football. With the last kick of the game Dominics had a great chance of a goal but the shot whizzed the wrong side of the post and with it our U-21 Championship hopes.  Our U-16 footballers were narrowly defeated by Ballinameen in U-16 league semi-final.  The presentation of medals to our U-8s and U-10s will take place in Culleen Hall on Saturday 3 rd November. More details next Week. The presentation of championship winning medals to our U-12s and U-14s will take place in Culleen Hall on Sunday 4 th November. More details next week Our Minor Ladies played Kilmore on Sunday last in Kilmore. This was a very entertaining open game of football. Kilmore held out for a four-point victory. Our next game is on Saturday in Knockcroghery at 1.30pm against St Faithleachs. All players please be at pitch at 1pm. The club offer its Sympathy to the Fitzmaurice Family, Roscommon on the sad death of Alan.   ST. BRIGID’S Ladies Football: St Brigid’s 2-6 Strokestown 0-5. St Brigid’s U-16 girls won the Div 1 championship on Saturday last in Ballintubber defeating a very gallant Strokestown team. St Brigid’s 7-7 Clann na nGael 4-5: Our U-18 team got their championship off to a good start with a fine win over neighbours Clann na Gael on Sunday last. Our Heatmerchants sponsored U-21 team play Castlerea St Kevins in the County semi final on Saturday next in Fuerty at 4 pm. Club Jerseys have now arrived and are available from PJ Martin in the Clubhouse on Thursday night from 8 – 9.30pm. The Club are looking at producing a newsletter and the development of a web site and are looking for anyone who would like to help out in putting this together. If interested contact PRO Frankie Donnelly 087 3453845 or any member of the executive.   ST. CROANS   The U-21 season began and unfortunately ended on Sunday last when St. Croans played Western Gaels. Western Gaels played the better football and were deserving winners.  On Saturday next the intermediates will play in the O’Gara cup semi-final at 4pm in Tulsk while the Junior League final is due to be played over the weekend also. Please check fixtures for time and venue. Lotto: Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Padraig Grogan and Padraig Regan in Ballintubber and  Pat Flynn and Ronan Collins in Ballymoe.  ST. BARRYS   We send our good wishes this week to Michael Burke, Killinordan, Scramogue who marries Adrienne Shortall from Dublin. Good luck Michael and Roisin from all club members.  An important club meeting takes place tonight Thursday at 9 pm in the clubhouse. The minor club will also meet on the night. The Division 3 minor Co. Final took place in Tarmombarry last Saturday evening and ended in a draw. Kilglass were in hard luck as Kilmore got a late goal to tie up the match.  On Saturday at the minor final, a new cup was presented to Chairman of the County Board Michael McGuire by the King sisters, Ellie Ann and Katie. The Brian King Perpetual Cup will be presented each year to the winning Div 3 champions. This is a very moving gesture by the King family of Ballyfeeney, and I know it will be very graciously and genuinely received by the G.A.A. fraternity throughout Co.Roscommon. Many thanks to Gerry, Helena and the girls. The club would like to extend sympathy to Mickie Bennet and family, Cloonmore, Whitehall on the death of his sister Teresa. KILMORE Our Denis Flynn sponsored senior team beat Castlerea in the O’Rourke Cup semi on a score of 1-12 to 1-10 in an entertaining game. The game got off to a lively start with early points from Ray Gary & Pat but Shane’s goal gave the team the lift they need to make them fight hard to the bitter end. St Brigid’s will be the opposition for the County final date, time or venue not fixed yet. Our Junior Team is scheduled to play St Dominic’s in the Tansey Cup in Knockcrockery on Sunday 28 th at 1p.m. Our Minor team sponsored by National Automation drew with Kilglass Gaels 2-9 to 1-12. This was a fought hard clean game of football with both teams displaying an eagerness to win the game. On the occasion a draw was probably the fairest result. It was a difficult afternoon for the King family and the club once again express their sympathy to the family and also their thanks for providing a cup for the competition in honour of the late Brian. Details of replay not yet available but it will probably be Sunday week. Our U-12 team play in the Cloongish tournament at the weekend. Our ladies did not let down the side at the weekend either defeating St Dominics 3-12 to 3-9 in the 9-a-side Minor Championship Competition. If there is any young lady in the parish U-18 who wants to come along they will be more than welcome. This team is due to play Oran at the weekend but time & venue yet to be arranged.  Club meeting at the pitch on Thursday night at 10p.m.   KILGLASS GAELS Co Final Fever: The club again played two co finals on the same day in different locations last Saturday. The U-16 girls Co final against Michael Glaveys was in Ballintubber. Kilglass played very well all through and finished easy winners on a 3-13 to 0-2 win. Well done to all.  Then it was off to Tarmonbarry for the minor final against Kilmore. Kilglass was on top early on but Kilmore pegged them back in the second half and the game finished level. The Brian King memorial Cup was presented to the Minor Board chairman from Ellie-Ann and Katie on behalf of the King family and hopefully our names will be the first to be inscribed on it in two weeks time.  The club would like to congratulate John McGowan on his recent success on guiding St Dominics to the county intermediate football title. Fixtures: minor girls play away to Strokestown on Saturday at 12 noon and are at home to Clann na nGael on Monday at 3pm.  The fancy dress ball will be held on Saturday night in the hotel. Doors open at 11.30 p.m. Admission only €10 come and enjoy a great night of craic!! EIRE OG New club lotto draw starts Sunday night in the Coney Island Bar, Gortaganny. Draw for super prizes including European holiday for two, and cash prizes in addition the regular club lotto draw will be held. Anybody who is still not in the one-year draw has until Sunday to become involved so please buy a ticket.   CASTLEREA ST. KEVIN’S   After an unbeaten run in the league our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team went down to Kilmore on a scoreline of Castlerea St Kevin’s 1-10, Kilmore 1-12; This brings the curtain down on adult football for 2007 with only our U-21 team now in contention; the U-21 semi final is scheduled to be played in Fuerty on Saturday next at 3 pm. Congratulations to our U-12 hurlers and their mentors on winning the County B Final in Hyde Park on Saturday. They overcame Oran in a very competitive and enjoyable game.  Last week I forgot to congratulate and say well done to our local club member Kieran Madigan on his refereeing of the county intermediate championship final between St Dominics and Michael Glaveys; it was a great honour for Kieran and indeed for our club to be appointed for this final; Kieran also refereed the senior semi final between Roscommon Gaels and St Brigids so no doubt his stock is rising as a referee. BOYLE  The U-16s had a great win against Strokestown in the league semi-final. Final score 3-9 to 2-5. This is a great achievement for this team who has already won the Championship. They now await the winners of the second league semi-final between Shannon Gaels and St Aidans, keep an eye on the fixture list.  There will be a Special Meeting for all Club Members on Friday November 2nd to discuss future plans. Eunice Langley gave a very interesting talk on the importance of having defibrillators in local communities and the role we can take in this. A Minor Club meeting will take place on Tuesday, 23rd, at 9pm in the Royal Hotel.  MINOR STROKESTOWN   Our U-8 team played Ballinameen in a very enjoyable game. The whole panel performed well and our thanks to Ballinameen for travelling to Strokestown.   Our U-10 team played Elphin and came away with a win. Our thanks to the Elphin Club for organising the game.  The U-16 team ended their season when they were defeated by a strong Boyle side in the semi final of the league. Despite forced positional switches Strokestown played with tremendous heart and kept with Boyle all the way before going behind in the last quarter to lose by 2-5 to 3-9.   HURLING FOUR ROADS On Sunday last our U-15 hurlers had a great win over Athleague/Tremane on a score of 4-10 to 3-7. It was the curtain riser to the senior Co. final. It was end-to-end stuff with some great scores on both sides. Well-done lads, with the U-14 and U-15 titles under our belts things are looking good for the future with some great young hurlers coming through. CAMOGIE ORAN The girls were defeat by Four Roads in the Senior Championship. The girls are hoping to get back on a winning track as the face Turloughmore in the Connacht Junior Final on Sunday next. The game will take place in Rockfield at 3 O’clock. Oran has a great chance to win this game and add a Connacht title to their Co. title. Your support would be appreciated on the day. If anyone is interested in buying a Camogie Jacket, Polo Shirt or Jersey they should contact Maeve on 0879137512 immediately.