club notes roundup

FOOTBALL BOYLE The Intermediate team put on a great performance against Shannon Gaels last Sunday in the Abbey Park, winning a hard-fought physical contest by 2-15 to 2-8. Next game will be against Michael Glaveys during the May Bank Holiday weekend.    The Under 16 team had a comprehensive victory last Sunday against Michael Glaveys in Ballinlough.  The final score was 5-7 to 1-8. The 2000 Members Draw was postponed on Easter Sunday.  The Club are awaiting tickets a number of tickets to be returned.  The draw will now take place on Friday, May 4th at 9.00 pm in the Royal Hotel.     A meeting of ticket-sellers will take place on this Friday evening April 27th at 9.00 pm in the Royal Hotel.    Best of luck to Roscommon in the Division Two Final against Meath next Sunday. CASTLEREA O’Rourke Cup: Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team shared the points with Strokestown in a tough game played in Strokestown on Sunday afternoon last; final score Castlerea St Kevin’s 1-11, Strokestown 0-14. Marty Parker did an excellent job with the whistle. Their next game is scheduled for next Saturday evening in O’Rourke Park against Kilbride at 3.30 pm; it is unlikely there will be an O’Gara Cup game this weekend but there is a junior game on Friday evening away to Eire Og.   Well done to Roscommon on their great win over Cavan in Croke Park on Saturday evening last; as usual our trio of Geoffrey Claffey, Gerard Heneghan and Enda Kenny all acquitted themselves very well so let’s hope they can clinch the Div. 2 title when they take on Meath next Sunday.  EIRE OG Congratulations to the Roscommon senior football team on an excellent result in Croke Park on Saturday night last against Cavan in the Division two league semi final. There was great support from the parish and hopefully we will have more to celebrate on Sunday next when the final is played.   Well done to the U14 girls on a good victory against St. Dominic’s on Friday night at James Timothy Memorial Park.   Get well soon messages are sent to Ray Doory and John Grennan of our senior panel who are injured at the moment.    A sincere thanks goes out to the club officials from Eire Og who acted as stewards in Hyde park on Saturday last for the All-Ireland U21 semi-final.   Training for U12 boys continues on Friday nights at 7pm at the pitch. ELPHIN O’Rourke Cup: Elphin 0-7 Padraig Pearses 0-10. The senior team were defeated for the first time in the league by Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Saturday last.    Although they were minus a number of key players they still battled hard but lost out by three points in the end. Team: Michael Byrne; Martin Travers, Brian Cregg, Niall Travers; Darragh Neary, Brendan Neary, Martin Cregg; John Collins, Shane Tiernan; Niall Nerney, Stuart Roddy, Brendan Rock; Michael Travers, Colm Rock, Fintan Cregg. Subs: Shane Reynolds, Brian Higgins, Kevin Beirne, Matt Hynes. They are due to play this weekend. Check fixtures for details.  ROSCOMMON GAELS Our senior footballers were defeated by Kilbride in the O’Rourke Cup played at Kilbride last Friday evening. O’Rourke cup match next Saturday, 28 th April v St. Barry’s at 3.30 pm.   Our Junior footballers were defeated by Padraig Pearses in the League last Friday evening. Training for all Junior & Senior footballers on Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Coman’s Park. Hyde Park meeting Thursday 9 pm in Hyde Park.   Beginners /U 8 Football: Registration and training in Hyde Park on Saturday morning at 10.30am. U 10 Football: Saturday 10-11am in Coman’s Park.   Minor Hurling game Friday v St. Dominics, training Tuesday & Thursday 7 pm Hyde Park. Best wishes to Roscommon Minor footballers, seniors and senior hurlers this weekend.    KILBRIDE Senior League: Kilbride 1-12 Roscommon Gaels 1-6.     Our senior team extended their winning run last Friday night with a win over rivals Roscommon Gaels. Both teams were under-strength. However this did not affect the level of football played. The game was played at a fast pace. Team: J. Farrell, Sean Lohan, D. O’ Rourke, R. Gavigan, S. Feeley, J. Lally, J. Shally, J. Farrell, G. Lohan, D. Feeley, M. McDermott, T. O’Grady, P. Foxe, E. Lohan, Declan Casey. Sub: R. McDermott.   Junior B: History was made in our club on Friday 13 th April, we fielded a third team for the first time in our history, we were narrowly beaten by Roscommon Gaels. Last Friday night we recorded our first victory with a convincing 3-12 to 1-6 win over Oran.    All players are asked to forward their membership now to Colm Tully or Keelan Banahan as the registration needs to be completed.    Yes it’s that time of the year again when your lotto membership is up for renewal, with the jackpot over €10,000 it is a very attractive prize for just €50.    Best wishes to our three county panellists who will be playing the Div. 2 National League Final on Sunday next. KILGLASS GAELS Results: the U16s lost to St. Dominics last Monday in what was a very close game that Kilglass should have won but too many wides in the first half was the deciding factor St. Dominics won by a point. On Sunday our intermediate ladies played our old rivals Kilbride in the league semi-final in Kilglass. Kilbride came out winners by a point final score Kilbride 2-4 Kilglass 1-6.   Our U14 girls had a sweet victory over our near rivals St. Barrys in what was a great game in Kilglass.    Training: Intermediate Ladies on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. U10 &U11 Boys & Girls on Fridays at 7 p.m.   Kilglass Gaels wishes Richard Dooner and the Roscommon Team the best of luck at the weekend as they play Meath in the league final.   Bingo continues as usual in the Kon-Tiki on Sat. 21 st at 9 pm. Come along – your luck might just be in!!   Mock wedding takes place at Kilglass GAA  Grounds on Sunday 6th May – a great day’s entertainment is guaranteed. A day definitely not to be missed. Tickets now on sale €10.  NAOMH DOMINIC’S An important Parks Committee meeting takes place on this Tuesday Night the 24 th of April at 10pm in the Meeting Room. All committees must be represented. A meeting of the Minor Football Club takes place on this Tuesday Night 24 th April at 9 pm in the Meeting Room.    Our Whelans-sponsored St. Dominics team put up a brave performance against the Connacht Champions but St. Brigids  experience was a telling factor in this O’Rourke game in Knockcroghery.   Michael Finneran dominated around the middle in the 1st half and but for some poor shooting, St. Dominics could have been closer than 6 points to 1 behind at the break.   St. Brigids superior fitness told however and they forged ahead with some excellent points. Final score St. Dominics 1-4, St. Brigids 1-13.  Best for St. Dominics were the full-back line of Brennan, Kilcline and Grady, Tom Gately and Aidan Fallon as well as Ultan Kelly; St. Dominics: Mark Miley; Trevor Brennan; Andrew Grady; Declan Kilcline; David Corcoran; Tom Gately; Anthony Naughton; Ciaran Hunt; Michael Finneran; Conor Fallon; Tomas Gilleran; Brian Carney; Ultan Kelly; Aidan Fallon; Sean Ridley; Subs: Anthony Donnelly for M Finnneran (inj.); Alan Craven for A Fallon (inj.).    The U-14 League starts up this week with our Div 3 Team playing St. Croans in Enfield at 7.15 pm on Thursday and our Div 1 Team playing Boyle in Knockcroghery on Friday (subject to pitch availability).   Training continues for our Beginners, u-8, u-10, and u-12 on Sunday morning from 12 to 1 pm and a Registration Night will be held in Culleen Hall on Wed. 2 nd May from 8 pm to 9.30 pm. It is great to see in excess of 100 youngsters and their trainers on the pitch the last few weeks.   Our Annual Golf Classic took place on Saturday last in Roscommon and it proved to be an unprecedented success with a timesheet boasting 62 teams. The main sponsors this year were 1 base 4 Building and Molloys Pharmacy. The Golf Society deserve great credit for all the work over the past few weeks and the excellent organisation on the day.     The presentation of prizes took place in a packed Clubhouse on the night with Eddie Miley as an excellent M.C. as usual. Roscommon Captain Denis O’Brien and Lady Captain Joan O’Gara were present and the Club would like to thank Roscommon Golf Club for their facilities for the day and also the kitchen staff for the excellent food.    The St. Dominics Club Executive of Canon Lavin, Larry Shine and David Kelly were present as was our newly-elected President Donald Feeley. Our late President Jamsie Murray was always a great support to the Golf Society and it is great to see Donald carrying on that tradition.    The prizes were presented by Shane Curran (1 base 4 Building) and (James Geraghty of Molloys Pharmacy) and  Dominics Society Chairman Vincent Pierse concluded preceedings thanking all who those who sponsored on the day and all those who entered teams and said that a full list of all sponsors will be displayed at our Grounds in Knockcroghery for the next 12 months. ST JOSEPHS   Our table quiz was held on Friday night last in Paddy Finn’s pub. It was a great success and an enjoyable night was had by all. The club would like to thank all those who organised the event, and also to all who sponsored spot prizes. A special word of thanks to Paddy Finn’s for the use of their premises and for sponsoring the main prize. St. Joseph’s played a home game against Fuerty on Sunday afternoon. The home side were defeated by a much-fitter visiting side. Fuerty dominated the first half and led comfortably at the break with a score line of 1-7 to 0-3. However, St. Joseph’s produced a much better second half performance and at one point led 1-9 to 1-8. The home team could not hang on to this lead, as Fuerty won by two points. The final score: 1-11 to 1-9.  St. Joseph’s team: David Gibbons, John Gilleran, Stephen Reynolds, Declan Donlon, Peter Gillooly (0-2), Shane Gilleran, Brian Carroll, Fergal Towey, Dominic Gillooly, John O’ Keeffe, Paul Gilleran, Colin McElvaney, Seán Gilleran (1-5) (3 frees), John Gillooly (0-2), Ronan Beirne. Subs used: Thomas Gilleran, Chris Feeney, Cathal Brennan.  Training takes place on Friday @ 8pm and Sunday @ 12 noon. It is very important that all players attend both training sessions.  ST MICHAELS It was a quiet weekend on the playing fields due to Roscommon’s involvement in the Division 2 League semi-final. Our u-16s are due to play Kilglass Gaels on this Monday evening and our Intermediate team may have a league game at the weekend – see fixtures for details.  Lotto: The next draw takes place next Saturday night in The Bogside Inn where the jackpot will be €1500. ST. CROANS   It was a quiet week for the club with no competitive action taking place. The intermediates and juniors played Williamstown in a challenge game on Sunday last. Williamstown were convincing winners.   On Tuesday evening (today) there will be u.14 training in Enfield at 7 pm. On Thursday evening St. Croans will play St. Domnics in the first round of the league. ST. FAITHLEACH’S   O’Rourke Cup: We played against St. Barrys on Sunday last. Final score: St. Faithleachs 0-11 St. Barrys 0-6. Team: D. Thompson, J. Connor, A. McCormack, D. Thompson, A. Murtagh, R. Cox, S. Ormsby, M. Reynolds, D. Ryan(0-1), D. Hussey, H. Kenny (0-3), P. Wallace, P. Cox (0-1), E. Kenny (0-2), A. Dooney (0-1). Subs used: B. Reynolds (0-1), M.F. O’Grady, S. O’Grady (0-2), B. Scally, P. Wallace. For game next weekend see fixtures. Thanks to Kilteevan for use of their pitch for recent match.  Lotto: Next draw on Monday 30/4/07, Jackpot €2,900. Yearly Lotto: Annual subscription of €50 due at the end of the month for the lotto draw for the year.  Tickets are now on sale for our Major Fundraising Draw. Tickets are €100 and the first draw will take place on 25th May 2007.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.  U12 Training: Saturday next at 11 o’clock in St. Faithleachs pitch.  Congratulations: To Derek & Denise who got married recently.  Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Tom & Maureen Skelly, Newtowncashel on the sad death of their son, Thomas. To his wife Sinead (O’Loughlin), brother Eamonn, sister Mary and parents-in-law John & Violet O’Loughlin, relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.  Best of luck: To Gary Cox & Adrian Murtagh with the Roscommon team for next Sunday’s final. ORAN   The Joe Grady sponsored Division 4 League team were beaten by Kilbride on Friday evening last in Kilbride. Final score: Kilbride 3-10 Oran 1-7. Oran team: D. McDermott, P. McDonagh, R. Mahon, K. Concannon, C. Mee, K. Mullen, P. Varley, R Varley, C. Mahon, M. Monaghan,  F Quine, K. Carthy, D. Harrington, B. Flynn, K. Mullen. Subs: M. Kelly, B. Donellan, S. Hoban, N. Garvey and P. Fallon. Training continues on Tuesday night at 8pm for all junior players.   On Monday, 7th May there will be a 10-year reunion game between the victorious team of 1997 who captured the Intermediate title that year and the present junior team. STROKESTOWN The senior team played out a very exciting draw against Castlerea last weekend in the O’Rourke Cup. Final score: Strokestown 0-14 Castlerea 1-11.    Training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30 pm. Congrats to Roscommon on getting to the league final and we wish them the best of luck on Sunday.  MICHAEL GLAVEYS   The Intermediate team had a good win in the O’Gara Cup at the weekend beating Ballinameen by 0-15 to 0-7. The manager of the team is Joe Garvey and his selectors are Luke Hurley and Sean Brennan.  The U 16 team were beaten 4-10 to 1-12 by Boyle last week.Senior ladies training on Wednesdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 9 pm. Well done to former Glaveys and Roscommon player Dermot Earley on being appointed Chief of Staff of the army recently.  Good luck to Stephen Comer who is part of the Roscommon U 15 panel who are travelling to Warwickshire this weekend. The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Coffey family on the death of Mrs. McDermott, Fourmilehouse recently. Congratulations to Teresa Cox who won the club lotto jackpot of €3,000 at the weekend. HURLING FOUR ROADS   Four Roads emerged victorious in the deferred 2006 final of the Johnny Mee Cup in a hard-fought but fine sporting game vs Padraig Pearses last Saturday evening.    The game was played in excellent conditions and finished on a scoreline of Four Roads 2-13 Padraig Pearses 3-8. Pearses played with a strong breeze in the first half and built up a 5 point lead.    Four Roads cut into this lead after the resumption but Pearses looked to be on their way when Shane Sweeney goaled midway through the second half. However the game was turned on its head by a superb goal from Four Roads’ corner-forward John Coyne with 10 mins. to go and Four Roads, aided by the breeze, finished very strongly and started to fire over points from all angles.    A feature of this game was 3 points from sideline cuts from Four Roads ace Enda Rogerson. Four Roads scorers and line-out as follows: S. Lohan, P. Mannion, J. McDonnell, Mark Kelly, N. Cunniffe (0-1), Michael Kelly (0-2, 1f, 1 65), J. Donnelly, J. Moran (0-1), B. Kelly (0-1), E. Rogerson (0-6, 2f, 3sl), D. Lohan (1-0), P. Mulry, J. Coyne (1-2), C. Hynes, J. Mannion (0-1) Subs: P. Tiernan, P. Kelly, M. Glennon, A. Lawlor, J. Rogerson, D. Dowd, M. Morris. Scorers for Padraig Pearses: S. Sweeney (1-2), A. Sweeney (1-1), M. Donohue (1-0), D. Mulvey (0-2), C. Sweeney (0-2), A. Sweeney (0-1). ORAN On Friday last Oran just held onto their unbeaten run in the U-14 hurling championship with a hard-fought draw with Clonguish. Oran led by three points with the game entering its final stages but a goal from Clonguish left the final score 4-2 each. This draw leaves Oran at the top of group two and qualifies the team for the quarter-final which is being played next weekend. Oran:- P. Mee, J. Brandon, S. Keane, L. Cuddy, K. Crehan, P. Kenny, D. Keane, T. Featherstone, C. Kenny, R. Earley, K. Casey, G. Keenan, A. Cassidy, D. McCormack, K. Keegan. Subs; D. McGreevy,  S. Carroll, W. Curley.   LADIES ST. CIARANS   The newly-formed St. Ciaran’s underage girls’ club has recently commenced its championship campaign with three wins out of four championship outings.    As a newly-formed club St. Ciaran’s are currently searching for a main sponsor and also seeking to form a list of associate sponsors. Any potential sponsors, particularly in our catchment areas of Athleague, Tremane, Fuerty, Castlecoote and Creggs might like to make contact on any of the following numbers: 087-2870902 or 087-2210877. A set of jerseys will be a priority and any offers of help will be greatly appreciated.