ORAN The Molloy’s sponsored Oran Junior A side started their Championship in style on Sunday last with an impressive win against Kilbride. Final score Oran 2-13 Kilbride 0-6. We call on local support again next Sunday for the next tough encounter against St. Brigids. The club would like to sympathise with the Freehily Family of Highlake on the death of Laurence; the Hayden family of Highlake on the death of Paddy Joe and the Morris family of The Hollow on the death of Gerry’s mother. MICHAEL GLAVEYS The Intermediate team plays Tulsk on Sunday in Ballinlough in the final group game of the Championship. Well done to Roscommon U-14 girls on reaching the All-Ireland (B) final by defeating Tipperary on Sunday last. Club players were Joanne Cregg, Ciara McDonnell and Anne-Marie Heneghan. Brendan Cregg manages the team. Good luck in the final girls. The junior team was defeated by St. Michael’s on Sunday. Training for Senior ladies on Thursday at 7p.m. KILBRIDE Our U-12 squad had a challenge game against Strokestown in Kilbride last week. A narrow defeat for the home side, but a valuable experience for all. Our U-14 team competed in a blitz in Ballyleague recently and gave a good account overall. We played Longford Slashers, Roscommon Gaels and Rathcline and had a great day. Many thanks to St. Faithleach’s club for inviting us and for their hospitality, well done to all concerned on the excellent organisation on the day. ROSCOMMON GAELS We opened our Senior football championship campaign on Friday evening last against Western Gaels. Final score 1-8 apiece. Training continues for all players on Friday at 8p.m. in the Hyde. We play Strokestown this weekend in the Hyde. Congratulations to Francie Noone’s team on winning the Club Golf Classic on Friday last. Congratulations and sincere thanks to Paul Hoare and his committee for their organisation of this very successful event. Thanks to all the teams who took part and the sponsors. TULSK This weekend sees the start of the Junior championship and after contesting the Northern final 2 years running, it’s hoped to come out on top this time around. Meeting: A finance meeting will be held on Thursday 2nd August, further details next week. The club would like to thank Eilish Kelly, Karina Jones, Mary O’Connell and all who helped organise and run the recent U-14 Feile, thanks also to the host families. We would like to thank the manager, and selectors of our present U-14 team for all their work for this event. Lord Edwards would like to wish the best of luck to Enda, Eileen and the Beirne family who are moving from Tulsk shortly. Enda has been an integral part of the club for many years and they will be truly missed. There is a farewell function on Friday night in the Tulsk Inn. We still await confirmation for a date for our first round of Intermediate championship game. ST. CROANS The Junior team continued their championship campaign on Sunday when they visited O’Rourke Park, Castlerea to play St Kevins. Solid team play gave St Croans victory on a score of 1-12 to 0-8. The U-10s had a good win over hosts Oran in the Oran tournament on Monday last. The U-14s gained a place in the championship final on Thursday last when they defeated St Faithleachs in the semi-final. Lotto: Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Tommy Grogan and Benny O’Connell in Ballintubber; Padraic Conama, William Tiernan and Eamonn Ceannt in Ballymoe. ST. DOMINICS A Meeting of the Minor football committee takes place tonight Thursday 26th at 9.30pm in the Meeting Room. Pride of place this week goes to our U-14 footballers who were crowned Div 1 County Champions for the first time in 32 years. The Team gave an exhibition of football when they overwhelmed a strong St Brigids side in Ballyforan on Saturday evening last. It was most encouraging to see not only the parents, but also the loyal Dominics supporters and the vast majority of our present Intermediate panel present at the match. The final whistle sparked great celebrations for the players and indeed the Club and it was a proud moment as captain Daniel McCormack accepted the Cup on behalf of the panel. The homecoming was a most memorable one; the team did a tour of the parish stopping off in Rahara, Lecarrow and finally the village of Knockcroghery where a bonfire blazed. Minor Board Chairman Aidan Finnerty welcomed all and executive secretary Larry Shine also congratulated the lads. The many teams over the years were greeted by Jamsie but alas he is no longer with us but his son John spoke and congratulated all involved and we are sure Jamsie would be a very proud man not alone seeing Dominics win but with his own grandson James playing a staring role on the team. Well done to all involved in this great. Junior B Championship: The Whelans Quarries sponsored Junior team had a disappointing weekend losing in both league and championship. U-12 training: It is important that all players attend training on Friday evening and Sunday morning. U-10: Our U-10 team continue their participation in the Oran tournament and training continues on Sunday mornings at 12.30 pm. Training continues for our beginners U-8, U-10 and U-12 on Sunday from 12.30 – 1.30 pm. ST. JOSEPHS Junior Championship: St. Joseph’s had a well earned victory over Clann na nGael in Kilteevan on Saturday evening in the Junior Championship. Final score 1-12 to 3-4. It was a good team effort and all players played their part. Thanks to the supporters who answered the call and travelled out in big numbers to shout on the Joes. Keep it up it’s much appreciated! Our next outing in the Junior Championship is away to St. Aidan’s in Ballyforan in two weeks time, August Bank Holiday weekend. More details next week. Players will be notified of changes to training this week, owing to the untimely death of Jimmy Garvey, Kilteevan who was a keen supporter of the Joes. May he Rest in Peace. The club extends deepest sympathy to his family and friends. ST. MICHAELS Pride of place this week goes to our U-12’s who captured the first county title in this grade in 28 years. They had a two point win over Eire Og in the Division 3 league final replay in Boyle. This was a very spirited performance by all the team. Well done to coaches Eddie Heslin, Clive Gillespie, Eugene Martin and Frank Coolohan. Also thanks to all who supported the team in the final. Our intermediate team lost by three points to Castlerea in their first group game of the intermediate championship. Our juniors had a convincing win over Michael Glaveys in the Junior ‘B’ championship on Sunday. Lotto Next draw will be on Saturday week in the Bogside Inn where the jackpot will be €2,200. Best wishes and good luck in the future to club player and former PRO Ian Cooney and his bride to be Catherine Lawless who get married in West Cork on Friday. ST. FAITHLEACH’S Training continues as usual in St. Faithleachs pitch. Lotto: Next draw on 23/7/07 in the clubhouse, Jackpot €3,500. Minor Club: Paddy Bolger Memorial Cup: The 25th Anniversary of the Paddy Bolger Memorial Tournament took place on Saturday last. The teams taking part in the U-14 7-a-side were St. Faithleachs, Rathcline, Oran, Killoe, Longford Slashers, Roscommon Gaels, Strokestown and Kilbride. Semi-finals: Killoe 6-5, Longford Slashers 6-3. Roscommon Gaels 7-3, Oran 1-4. The final between Killoe and Roscommon Gaels served up a great game of football with Killoe winning by the narrowest of margins. Final Score Killoe 6-4, Roscommon Gaels 4-9. Our Chairman, Jimmy Mangan thanked all the teams & their management for taking part. He thanked sponsor Ray Deegan, Michael Cleary for organising the event, Vincent McGowan for the goal posts, the four referees, the ladies for refreshments and all who helped out in any way on the day. The Paddy Bolger Memorial Cup was presented by Eamon Bolger and plaques presented by Ray Deegan. All had a great day. ST. BRIGID’S Hard luck to our U-14 team who lost out to a much superior St Dominics outfit in the County final on Saturday evening. Lotto: Jackpot is €2,200 and draw will take place in the Clubhouse next Sunday at 10 pm Senior team play St Aidans in the Senior Football Championship on Sunday next in Ballyforan at 6.30pm The Junior A Team play Oran in the Junior Football Championship on Saturday evening next in Kiltoom at 7 pm. ELPHIN The Finnerty Plumbing and Heating sponsored senior team had a very good win in the opening round of the Ruby Oil Championship over Kilbride on Saturday evening last. The game was evenly contested throughout but two goals in the final ten minutes capped a fine display and secured victory. The Finnerty Plumbing and Heating sponsored Junior team had a good win over Western Gaels in the Championship on Sunday last. They have now put themselves in a great position to qualify for the knockout stages. Thanks: The club would like to thank the Independent Mortgage Company, Quay St., Sligo for their sponsorship of socks and shorts recently. KILGLASS GAELS On Saturday evening last our minor team was beaten by Strokestown in the league semi final, it was a weak Kilglass team due to a lot of injuries. On Sunday our junior team kept their winning roll going with a great win over Fuerty. Kilglass had a walk over in the Junior B championship against Eire Og we now play St Michaels next weekend at home. Due to the success of the Roscommon U-14 girls there will be no U-16 girls championship games until the final is played. Training: Tuesday: U-16 boys at 7.30pm. Wednesday: U-16 girls at 6p.m. Friday: U-10 & U-11 training continues at 7p.m. Coaching: U-14 to beginners boys and girls coaching continues on Saturday at 4p.m. and concludes on Saturday 11th August. Saturday 18th August sees the U-14 parish league run on a blitz format. We also intend running a U-10 Blitz on the same afternoon. More details in coming weeks. Congrats: Kilglass Gaels GAA would like to congratulate Natalie McHugh (Captain), Rebecca Coyle, Louise Cox and Michael McHugh part of the management team and the Roscommon U-14 girls team who reached the All Ireland final last Sunday after beating Tipperary in Woodmount. They now go on to face Wicklow in the final in two weeks. The club would like to congratulate Diarmuid Connellan on his fine performances for Roscommon U-16s in the Fr Manning Cup and Ted Webb Cup recently. We wish Diarmuid and his team-mates the best of luck in their remaining games and hope silverware comes their way. CASTLEREA ST. KEVIN’S Our Clabby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team had a great win over St Michaels in the Roscommon Herald Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening last; they have now qualified for the quarter finals of the championship; well done to all concerned and keep up the good work. Our Junior team were beaten in their championship game by St Croan’s on Sunday last; final score Castlerea St Kevin’s 0-8, St Croans 1-11. Golf Classic: Our Golf Classic takes place at Castlerea Golf Club on Saturday; 1st prize for the 3 members of the winning teams is green fees for golf at the famous K Club Golf Course where last years Ryder Cup was staged; to book a tee time phone 086 3644149. Best wishes to Dara Bruen and Oliver Regan, two former players, who both got married during the past week. Sympathy: We extend sincere sympathy to Tom Morriss, Clooncoose on the death of his mother in Roscommon and to Paddy Regan, Cloonsuck on the death of his mother, who up to recent years was a regular patron at our weekly bingo sessions. CLANN NA NGAEL The Clann na nGael junior A team travelled to Kilteevan on Saturday evening last to take on the home side in the Junior A championship. Final Score Clann na nGael 3-4 St Josephs 1-12 U-10: The Clann na nGael U-10 team had a good win over Caltra in the ACC League recently. Final Score: Clann na nGael 4-5 Caltra 3-3. Lotto: Next weeks draw will be in Shines for a jackpot of €4,200. BOYLE The U-16’s had a good win over Carrick in a challenge match last weekend. U- 8 and U-10 training continues every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8.15 p.m. in the Abbey Park Ladies Club: Last Saturday saw teams from Western Gaels, Geevagh, Eastern Harps and Boyle play in an U-10 Blitz at Abbey Park. An enjoyable few hours were had by all, with some outstanding football from the young girls. The Club would like to thank the neighbouring clubs for participating in this event. Training continues for the upcoming U-12 championship each Monday and Friday evenings from 5.30 pm. Next Saturday a county U-12 Blitz is being held in Kilbride. It is hoped Boyle will enter two teams in this 9-aside event. Thanks: The Club would like to thank Mulryan Construction, Partytime DJ’s, and Paul Davey Carpentry for recent sponsorship of gear for our underage teams. Junior Ladies training continues each Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7pm. MINOR STROKESTOWN Our U-14 team played in the St. Faithleach’s Paddy Bolger Memorial Tournament on Saturday. They played three games against Killoe, St. Faithleach’s and Oran. Our thanks to all involved Our minor side earned a good win over Kilglass Gaels in the league semi final on Saturday Congratulations to the U-15 girls and U-13 boys indoor teams who won the Connacht finals in their respective community games competitions in Castlebar on Saturday. Commiserations and well done to the U-13 girls indoor and outdoor and the badminton teams who failed narrowly to win their competitions. HURLING ORAN On Saturday evening next Oran meet Clonguish in the first round of the U-16 hurling championship in Rockfield. The U-12 hurling championship is starting on August 11th and training continues every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. All U-12 players are requested to attend. Last week was a very busy one for Oran hurling. On Monday Oran was defeated by a strong Four Roads outfit in the County Minor hurling semi final in Rockfield. On Tuesday Oran defeated St. Dominics in the Junior Hurling Championship in Knockcroghery. This was a game Oran needed to win as they had been defeated by Athleague/Tremane by the narrowest of margins in the first round. On Wednesday Oran lost to Roscommon Gaels in the U-15 hurling championship. This was a game Oran needed to win in order to qualify for the semi final having beaten Clonguish and lost to Four Roads in previous rounds. LADIES FOUR ROADS We would like to thank all those who gave generously to our annual church gate collection last weekend. The total amount collected was €541, and will be used to cover the running costs of the club. There is an U-12 blitz on Saturday July 28th in St. Brigids, Kiltoom. We are leaving Four Roads that morning at 9 am. Our first U-16 championship game is on Friday July 27th against Ballinameen in Ballinameen. All girls are asked to meet in Four Roads at 6pm. Training for U-16s and junior players as usual during the week.