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Eire Og  The intermediate team went down at home to a sharper Shannon Gaels outfit in the O’Gara Cup on Sunday. A goal either side of the break proved decisive as the Gaels ran out 2-09 to 0-10 winners. There was better news for the juniors on Monday. They overcame the challenge of St. Barry’s in the North Division Four League. The junior’s next game is away to St. Michael’s on Sunday while the intermediates clash with St. Ronan’s in Ballyfarnon this Saturday evening at 7.30 pm.    The under-14 boys began their Division Two League campaign on Thursday April 24th away to St. Aidan’s. Leading by six at the break after playing with a strong breeze, our boys upped the ante even more in the second to come away with an eight-point win.    The under-14s followed this success with a win over rivals Western Gaels in Frenchpark a week later. Minus some of the starting 15 from the last day, the lads put in a wonderful display to come out on top by 4-16 to 4-10. However the win came at a price with Denis Barons injuring his wrist after putting in a man-of-the-match display. The next game is away to Kilbride this Friday at 7 pm.  Padraig Pearses U-14 Hurling Feile Semi-Final: Pearses 2-5 Four Roads 1-0. Padraig Pearses’ U-14 Feile Hurlers qualified for this years Feile Final with a great win in a close fought game against Four Roads last Saturday in Athleague. This means that they qualify for this year’s Hurling Feile in addition to the footballers Well done to Padraig Dooley and his charges. O’Rourke Cup Senior Football: Pearses 0-14 Kilbride 0-7: Pearses senior footballers had a hard fought victory over Kilbride in Woodmount last Saturday evening. Pearses aided with a strong breeze raced into a 5 point lead after 12 minutes with three of them coming from Sean Fahey, Pearses couldn’t capitalise on this however and Kilbride came back into the game to leave the half-time score Pearses 0-7 Kilbride 0-3. Despite playing into a strong breeze Pearses kept Kilbride at bay and ran out comfortable winners in the end. Best for Pearses were Kenny Glynn, Padraig Kelly, Niall Carty, Paul Duke, Alan Duffy, Mike Duignan and Sean Fahy.    Good luck to our U-16 Footballers in the Championship Final next weekend against Clan na Gael. Roscommon Gaels extra Roscommon Gaels U-10 training every Monday evening at Hyde Park 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Strokestown  Both senior and junior league games were cancelled last weekend. The seniors played St. Mary’s, Carrick-on-Shannon in a challenge instead in Strokestown. After a very entertaining game of football Strokestown just shaded proceedings by 2 points. Final score: Strokestown 3-9, St. Mary’s 1-13. The club would like to thank the St. Mary’s club for the game. Both senior and junior teams are due to play this weekend. See fixtures for more details. MINOR Kilbride  The U-10s has two hard-fought wins in the Kilglass tournament on April 30th. The game against Shannon Gaels was a closely-fought affair while the game against Kilmore was in doubt right up to the final whistle.    The semi finals are on Friday 9th May and the final on Saturday 10th May. We wish all well. U-12 training on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.   The U-14s played Tulsk away on 1st May and it was a great game and a narrow win for Kilbride.    Congrats and well done to Catriona O’Connor (Stephen’s sister) and we wish here the best in the next round of the Rose compeition.      Parents/Guardians: Please ensure that trainers are aware of any medication especially inhalers that your child is taking. This is for their own safety. Ladies St Ciaran’s Congratulations to Laura Fleming and Amy Whyte who are on the county panel that beat Mayo in the Connaught Under 14 Girls Final on Saturday last. Wishing them continued success.