Club notes roundup

ST JOSEPHS   We had a useful challenge match against Newtowncashel on Sunday morning last. Thanks to the lads from Longford who came to Kilteevan for the game. St. Joseph’s will play against St. Faithleach’s on Friday evening. Please check fixtures for exact time and venue. Greetings to player James Gormley who is enjoying his trip Down Under and is still keeping up to date reading about the Joes on the website www.stjosephsgaa.ie! BOYLE   The U-12s next match is Monday July 9th against Padraig Pearses in Woodmount at 7.30p.m. Well done to everyone associated with Feile, it was a great weekend. Boyle was delighted to be host to new Div One All Ireland Champions, O’Donovan Rossa of Derry. Special thanks to Bernadette Keenahan, Fiona Mattimoe and Laura Gannon and her team of helpers who organised the barbeque. Thank you also to the Angling Club. Best wishes to the Roscommon Minors in Sunday’s Connacht Final against Galway. Best wishes also to the seniors against Kildare on Saturday at 3 pm in the Hyde. ST MICHAELS The Feile games produced an unforgettable weekend and some wonderful football at Ardcarne Park. Pride of place goes to our visitors from Lancashire who went on to win the Div. 5 title in Carrick on Sunday. In all eight U-14 teams played on our pitch on Saturday – St Michaels, Lancashire, Aughavas and London North in the morning and in the Div. 3 semi-finals in the afternoon we had St Rynaghs, Offaly, Ahane, Limerick, Sean Stinsons, Antrim and Emyvale of Monaghan.  Our own U-14’s defeated Aughavas in their group having lost to Lancashire and London. They also took part in the parade on Friday evening in Carrick. A special thanks to all the families who hosted the Lancashire team and all who helped in any way over the weekend and also to those who acted as stewards in Carrick. The junior team received a walkover in the first round of the junior ‘B’ championship on Sunday last.  Our U-14’s have qualified for the U-14 league semi-final – it is fixed for Thursday July 12 th – more details on this next week.  Best of luck to Alan O’Hara and the county minors in the Connacht final on Sunday next.  The next lotto draw will take place in Donnellans on Saturday, July 7 th   for jackpot of €2,000. ST BRIGID’S St Brigids 1-11 Castlerea St Kevins 3-11. The Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored senior team dropped 2 points to a much hungrier and determined Castlerea side on Sunday last in Kiltoom.  O’Gara Cup Intermediate Football League: St Brigid’s 0-9 Clann na nGael 2-9. A much depleted Permanent TSB sponsored Intermediate team were beaten by Clann on Saturday evening last.  Recent Death: The recent sad death of Bernie Cunniffe of Fortfield House, Kiltoom sees the passing of the last surviving member of the original group of Club Trustees appointed in 1953 when the Club purchased its first playing pitch at Newpark in Kiltoom. His interest and support for the Club remained up to the time of his sad passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. CLANN NA NGAEL   The Clann coaching clinic will take place from July 9 th to 13 th for kids from U-12 to U-16 players. Anyone interested contact any member of the committee. Johnstown was a hive of activity with the Feile competition over the weekend. Clann na nGael, Portlaoise, Bailieborough Shamrocks and St Rynaghs all played games in Johnstown. The Clann lads and girls did the club proud.  O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael 2-9 St Brigids 0-8.  Ladies: Clann na nGael 3-2 Moate 1-4.  The replay of the Forgney Tournament Final was played last Thursday evening and despite the inclement weather conditions it turned out to be a fine sporting game.  Minor Ladies: Training for Minor Ladies at 8 pm every Wednesday and Friday U-10 ACC League: Clann na nGael 3-2 Mountbellew 2-6.  Fixtures: U-14 Championship – Clann na nGael Vs St Dominic’s in Knockcroghery at 7 pm on Thursday; Junior A Championship – Clann na nGael Vs St Aidans in Johnstown at 7:30pm on Saturday; Div 4 League – Clann na nGael Vs Padraig Pearses Johnstown at 8:30pm on Tuesday 10th July. ST. CROANS   It was an exciting weekend for our U-14 players as Féile fever hit Enfield on Friday. The first game was against visiting team Tubbercurry and St Croans were convincing winners. It was then on to Carrick where all 160 teams took part in the Féile parade. Saturday saw four teams play in Enfield. St. Croans defeated St. Pats of Sligo in a 1 point encounter, Western Gaels defeated Tubbercurry and St Croans versus Western Gaels. A strong second half performance gave Croans victory and a place in the division 7 final. Finally, Tubbercurry recorded a victory over their Sligo counterparts. P Leech also represented the club at the skills event in Strokestown and did very well.  Sunday evening arrived and great excitement filled the players and support as they travelled to Pairc Seán to face Strokestown. Defeat by one point was the result. Although defeat was tough for the players a memorable and enjoyable weekend was had by all. The Féile co-ordinator would like to thank all those who made the weekend successful with their hard work and help – the host families, parents who helped in Enfield over the weekend and the U-14 mentors and players. Elsewhere, the intermediates recorded a draw with Tulsk in the O’Gara cup. The junior team had a great win over St Ronans in the second round of the Championship. Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Padraig Grogan and Padraig Regan in Ballintubber and Pat Flynn and Ronan Collins in Ballymoe. KILBRIDE Junior League: Kilglass Gaels 2-10 Kilbride 3-8. Our Junior team had a great win in the Tansey cup on Saturday over Kilglass Gaels. Kilglass were three points up with two minutes remaining but a goal from Declan Casey and a point from Declan O’Connor proved to be vital and handed Kilbride a great win. Tom Kelly ensured Kilbride kept the lead with a terrific save in the last kick of the game.  FUERTY Last weekend Fuerty GAA was proud to be part of this years Feile competition which. Mulhern Park was the venue for games between O’Hanrahans of Carlow, Ahane from Limerick, St. Aidans from Roscommon and our own underage club, St. Ciarans take part and we hope that all players and officials enjoyed themselves.  Training continues on Friday night at 8pm sharp. We are holding a Monster Table Quiz in Cattigans on Friday night at 9pm. All players and members are asked to provide a table and attend on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated. ROSCOMMON GAELS   Last weekend proved to be a great occasion for our club as we hosted Bennekerry/Tinreyland girls’ U-14 team from Carlow & Douglas boys U-14 team from Cork as part of Feile 2007. Both visiting teams arrived at the Hyde on Friday and after registration & lunch our girls team played Bennekerry/Tinreyland who ran out easy winners after a very enjoyable game. A strong Douglas team beat our boys’ U-14 team. All teams then went to Carrick-on-Shannon for the Feile parade & this was a very colourful event with all participating teams parading from Pairc Sean Mác Diarmada through the town. Saturday saw our girls based at Hyde Park where they played Arklow Geraldines from Wicklow & St Domnics and even though they lost both games they acquitted themselves well over the 3 games. The boys’ team was based in Ballinlough and they were defeated by Kerry side Kilcummin but had a good win over Michael Glaveys in their final game. Our organising committee can be proud of their efforts. A lot of club people put in time and effort over the weekend and this was much appreciated by all at the club. A special thanks to all hosting families and to all who helped.  Senior Hurling – Training continues for all senior hurlers as usual in the Community College Pitch in Lisnamult. U-14 Footballers play Padraig Pearses on Thursday (tonight) at 7pm in Woodmount.  U-12 Footballers have a home league match on Thursday evening. Hyde Park: Roscommon Vs Kildare Saturday @ 3pm. Help required for shops/Programmes etc. be at Hyde Park at 1 pm.  Connacht Final Sunday 8 th July. Help required for Programmes/Shops etc. be at the Hyde at 10 am. Best wishes to Fergal O’Donnell and the Roscommon minor team in the Connacht final next Sunday. Underage Hurling: Minor Hurling: U-12 & U-13 Hurling: Training Friday from 7 – 8:30pm in the Hyde.  ST. FAITHLEACH’S  Lotto: Next draw’s Monday 9th July for a Jackpot of €3,400. Training continues as usual in St. Faithleachs pitch TULSK St Bridget’s are at home this weekend in the next round, check fixtures for details. There is a Keenan cup game on Tuesday 10th in Kilglass at 7pm and the U-8’s are to play a blitz in Strokestown on Saturday details etc. available at training Friday night. Our wishes and prayers are with the Coyne family at this time as Danny is quiet ill.  ELPHIN O’Rourke Cup: Elphin 0-10. St. Faithleachs 1-12. The senior team lost out to a much stronger St. Faithleachs side on Sunday  Our U-14s did extremely well to qualify for the semi-finals from their group, which consisted of St Barrys, Ballymote and Geevagh. The club would also like to thank all those who helped out in the successful running of events at the weekend. ST DOMNICS Our Senior Hurlers made a brave effort to remain in the Championship but came up short against Athleague.  Our U-14 girls hosted Arklow in Feile last weekend and played the group games in the Hyde (Full report next Week) Our U-16, U-18 and Junior Teams do not have coaches at. We would ask anyone who could help out in any way with training to contact any of the Ladies Committee urgently.   Our U-14 Team had a very bust weekend in Feile. We hosted Swinford. Skerries and St Brigids were also in the Group. (Report next week). U-12: It is important that all players attend training on Friday evening and Sunday morning. Our U-10 Team continue their participation in the Oran Tournament and training continues on Sunday mornings at 12 O’clock. Training continues for our Beginners, U-8s, U-10s, and U-12s on Sunday from 12 – 1pm. PADRAIG PEARSES Feile Peil nOg (U-14) Final Pearses 2-4 Clane (Kildare) 1-8:  Other results were: 1st round: Baileboro 1-0 Pearses 1-6; Pearses 3-6 Clann na nGael 3-2 (Clann were leading by 3-1 to 0-1 at one stage); Pearses 0-3 Portlaois 2-1, Pearses won a three way penalty shoot-out. Semi-Final Pearses 1-6 Swinford 1-4. Minor Football League: Pearses 2-11 Roscommon Gaels 0-11. Padraig Pearses gave a battling display to come from behind to defeat Roscommon Gaels last Saturday evening.  Senior Hurling Championship: Pearses 1-15 Oran 3-5: Pearses Senior Hurlers had a fine win over Oran in Athleague last Sunday, see match report.   MINORS STROKESTOWN There was a feast of football in the area at the weekend with the Feile competition in Strokestown. We were host to St. Maloise Gaels from Sligo who stayed with us as well as having St Faithleachs and Kilbride play their games in Strokestown. It was a most successful weekend as Strokestown won all their games to make it to the final against St. Croans, played in Pairc Sean McDiarmada on Sunday. Strokestown struggled all through this game and with ten minutes to go were behind 1-6 to 0-1. Only then did they show the form that got them to the final. 3 goals from Eddie Cosgrove, Thomas Corcoran and Cathal McHugh earned the victory by the narrowest margin. Congratulations to them and their mentors John McHugh and John Rogers. Our thanks to all who helped at the pitch, looked after the food and kept visiting players, your help is much appreciated.   Our minor team lost to Tulsk in the League on Sunday by 4-8 to 0-9.  An out of sort’s game by Strokestown could not match a fitter, sharper and hungrier display by the home side. ST FAITHLEACH’S   U-12’s next match will take place on Thursday 5 th July at 8pm, at home against Michael Glaveys.  Well done to the U-14 team for competing in Féile, and thanks to all parents for their assistance. Thanks also to Sean Farrell / Waters Edge Developments for sponsoring the team’s T-Shirts. The U-14 Seven-a-Side Paddy Bolger Memorial Tournament will take place on Saturday 21 st July; details to be announced later.  U-14 training continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Combined training for all ladies teams continues on Tuesdays at 7pm.  Minors: St Faithleach’s Minors were unlucky to lose to Oran on Sunday 1 st July. Training (or challenge matches) continues twice weekly, notified by text as usual. Next League game on 13 th July, at home against Kilglass; details to be notified. HURLING BALLYGAR   The annual fundraising race night of Ballygar Hurling club took place on Saturday night in Tierneys Pub in Ballygar. The club wish to thank all the sponsors of all the races and all the horse owners for their generosity. Many thanks to our M.C. for the night Marty Healy, bookies, tellers which resulted in the smooth running of the event and a special thanks of course to all the punters that supported our event, which made the night successful and very enjoyable. The Club would also like to pay a special word of thanks to Marty Healy and Josephine Raftery for compiling the books for the night.  Finally a special thanks Gerard Tierney and his staff for their help and the use of the premises.  Well done to our Minor Hurlers who qualified for the knockout stages of Minor B Championship with a win over Moycullen (0-20 to 3-10). Ballygar Hurling Club wish to congratulate the County Hurling team on their victory over Laoise. The Club would like to wish both the County Hurling and Football teams good luck in their respective games this coming weekend. Both Junior and U-21 players please check fixtures for games times and venues. LADIES   STROKESTOWN Training for U-16’s minors and juniors at 7.30pm on Thursday evening. All players must attend all training sessions held.  Club meeting on Thursday evening at 9pm in the Percy French Hotel. All parents of underage players, especially the parents of U-12’s, and all adult players are asked to attend.  FOUR ROADS   The Feile weekend was a great success, with an enjoyable time had by all those who part-took in the event. We would like to thank sincerely our sponsors; the parents who helped out in greeting the Thomastown team, mentors and parents; those who hosted the Thomastown team members; the supporters at all the games both in Four Roads and in Leitrim; those who travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon for the parade; our own mentors who have given freely of their; the St Aidan’s group and their host team Ahane who joined in making the entertainment a success on Saturday night; and finally to our girls who were a credit to the club, their families and themselves in their involvement in the Feile competition. Training for the U-12 girls continues on Friday night at 7 pm. Training for our U-16’s and junior teams continues on Monday evening at 8 pm. Our first junior game will be held in July, times, dates and opposition will be advised later.