Club Notes roundup

ORAN Scor: Congratulations to the senior pupils of cloverhill NS who won the primary schools Scor na bPaisti competitions in the Novelty Act at a packed Hyde Centre on Friday November 9th. The Act called ‘An Ghorta Mhor  – Days of Hunger’ was written by Mr. Peter Brandon NT. Pupils featured were Maria Collins, Deirdre Collins, Paul Brandon, Sharon Feeley, Laura O’Hara and Anna Foxe. They will now concentrate on Club Scor na nOg competitions on December 8th.  FUERTY Fuerty football club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Farrell family, Mount Prospect on the death of Eamonn Snr on Monday last. Eamonn was a quiet unassuming man who was well known throughout the area. His neighbours and friends will sadly miss him. To his sons John, Eamonn, Tommy, Oliver, and Donal; daughters Mairead and Ann, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends we offer our deepest sympathy. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh An Anam dilis. Thank you to the members of the club who assisted with traffic control on Wednesday and to all who walked in both guards of honour on Thursday.  Our Intermediate team plays in the relegation play off against Ballinameen this weekend.  BOYLE There was a large attendance at the launch of the FunDo Coaching Video last Wednesday night in Trojan.   The Minor AGM will be held on December 12th and the Senior AGM on December 16th.   CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Our ladies minor team had a great win over Oran in the minor championship semi final winning on a scoreline of Castlerea St Kevin’s 5-8, Oran 3-6; the county final is scheduled for Saturday at 1pm; we wish them the best of luck and hope there will be lots of supporters. All club members wish ‘Junior’, Dermot Lyons, the best of luck with his new business venture across town; we hope it goes well and that it will not interfere with his training schedule!! Best of luck to St Brigids on Sunday as they take on Ballina Stephenites in the A.I.B. Connacht club final. Don’t forget the club A.G.M is scheduled to take place on Saturday night 1 st December at 7pm in the O’Rourke Centre. KILGLASS GAELS Kilglass Gaels Co final fever: Possibly the best weekend in underage football. Firstly it was off to Ballyleague for the co semi final of the minor girls 15 aside competition against St Brigids. It was a very close game with Kilglass booking a place in the final by a margin of just a point. This is a major achievement and we look forward to the final against Clann na nGael on Saturday at 2.30pm.  Our minor boys won the Brian King Memorial Cup against Kilmore in the second replay. And so it was Kilglass Gaels was crowned Minor Div 3 champions and took the cup in Brian’s honour and memory.  KILMORE Kilglass beat the National Automation sponsored Minor Team in the Championship County Final replay l-16 to 0-3. Congratulations to Kilglass. Thanks to the players and especially to the Manager Brian Carroll & his mentors J.J. McWeeney & John Crowe for their efforts with this team. The Minor Board is organising a tour to Croke Park on 15 th December. Anyone interested in travelling please contact Brian Carroll or Christy Gannon. This trip is open to young & old transport at a reduced rate. Our Senior Team sponsored by Denis Flynn of Hillstreet Quarries play St. Brigid’s in the O’Rourke Cup Final on Sunday 9 th December in Kilmore time to be arranged. The children from Aughrim N.S participated in Scór Na bPáisti on Friday 9 th November in the Hyde Centre in Roscommon. The school came 1st in the question time and the instrumental music, 2nd with the novelty act, set dancing, figure dancing and solo singing and 3rd in the ballad group. The children who represented the school were as follows: John Meehan, Shane O’Beirne, Aideen Burke, Sarah Flynn, Tracy Hennessy, Paul Butler, Charlie Burke, Seán Collins, Sinead O’Flynn, Diarmaid Beirne, Daniel Burke, Olivia Connellan, Jessica Feely, Aisling Burke, Eleanor McWeeney and Aoife Butler. PADRAIG PEARSES The Hurling Board AGM was held last Saturday night in the clubhouse. The following positions were filled: Senior Hurling Manager: Tom Carey, Chairman: Noel Cunningham, Secretary: Martin Mulvey, P.R.O. John Donoghue, Vice Chairman: Niall Flynn. Minor Board: Chairman: Ronnie Dooley, Secretary: Mary Sweeney/Tomás Seale. The Club AGM will be held in the clubhouse Saturday 24 th at 7pm. Please attend. Check out our website:   For your ideas and suggestions please contact . ROSCOMMON GAELS Our annual family night is in the Hyde Cenrtre on Friday 7th December. Medals will be presented to all our underage players on the night. The AGM on the Minor club will take place on Wednesday 12th December at the Hyde Centre at 8pm. The AGM of the club will take place on Sunday 16th December in the Hyde Centre at 2pm sharp. Nomination papers will shortly be sent out to club members. Tickets are now on sale for our development draw which will take place on Friday December 7th at the family night. Tickets €20 now available. Please support. Congratulations to Christy Rhattigan on his good fortune on winning streak at the weekend. The Annual Kenneth Connolly Hurling Tournament will take place on Sunday December 30th at Hyde Park. Teams will be picked shortly and players will be informed. The Annual Ger Michael Grogan Cup game against St Croans has been fixed for Saturday December 8th in Ballintubber. The club wish St Brigids the best of luck in the Connacht Final on Sunday next and the club would like to send its sympathies to the Gibbons, O’Callaghan, Mulryan and Finneran families all of whom have suffered recent breavements. ST CROANS There was disappointment for our minor team and management on Sunday when their final was postponed at the last minute, due to a waterlogged pitch.  The Junior team will play their Div 4 league final against Ronan’s on Sunday 25 th at 11 p.m.   Lotto: Next weekend’s lotto will be promoted by Padraig Grogan and Padraig Regan in Ballintubber and Pat Flynn and Ronan Collins in Ballymoe. Tickets for the club dinner dance have gone on sale. Costing €50, they can be purchased from Tommy Grogan 087-8135549, Benny O’Connell 086-3664603, Tommy Timothy 087-4127444, Anthony Waldron 086-8297175, Eamonn Towey 086-8364209, Bernie Coen 087-6266889 and Sharon Ryan 087-7709939. ST DOMNICS The minor football AGM takes place on Thursday 22nd at 8pm in Culleen Hall. It is important that parents attend in order to plan for next Year.  Sunday 25 th Nov: Overall Executive A.G.M. Our Minor ladies play St Kevins in the County Final on Saturday at 1pm in Hyde Park. Please support. At the football AGM in Knockcroghery, Chairman Declan Kilcline thanked everyone for their commitment and effort throughout the year. Secretary John Caulfield and Treasurer Padraig Treacy both gave comprehensive reports. All current officers were returned. Senior Hurling AGM meeting was postponed for 30 minutes as a mark of respect to the late Vincent Finneran. The following officers were elected: Chairperson: Kevin Rogers, Vice Chairperson: Tom Fallon, Secretary: Liam Murphy, Asst secretary: Séamus Downey, Treasurer: Brendan Hanley, Asst Treasurer: Jonathan Craven, P.R.O: Mícháel Cox Delegates to Hurling Board: Allan Craven, Liam Murphy, Kevin Rogers Parks Committee: Tom Fallon, Séamus Downey. Team Manager deferred. Sympathy: The Club offers its sympathy to the Finneran Family on the death of Vincent Finneran and also to the Gibbons Family Keadue on the death of former Roscommon great Dr Hugh Gibbons. ST. FAITHLEACH’S  Well done to our Minor Ladies in the County Final against Michael Glaveys on Saturday last in Fuerty. Unfortunately this was not our day. Final Score: St. Faithleachs 1-7  Many thanks to the management, Denis McCloon, Brendan Healy & Patricia Manning. A special word of thanks to our sponsors – Ballyleague Hall Committee & James Irwin Construction. 25 Card Drive every Tuesday night in the Club House. All welcome. The Club is holding a General Meeting on Tuesday 27/11/07 in the Club House. ST JOSEPHS St. Stephen’s Day Henry Brennan Memorial Cup will take place on 26th December at 2pm in Kilteevan pitch. Peter Gillooly and Fergal Towey were appointed captains for the day. Any donations/ collections made on the day will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the club. More details in the coming weeks. A Mass for the deceased family members and friends of St. Joseph’s GAA Club will take place on Friday 14th December at 8pm in Kilteevan Church. All welcome. Best of Luck to St. Brigid’s in the Connacht final on Sunday. ST MICHAELS The management of the U-16 league winning team wants to thank the panel of players and their parents for their commitment and assistance throughout the year. The club is holding a race night in Henry’s, Cootehall on Friday December 28 th . Please contact any club officer if you wish to purchase a horse or support by way of sponsorship. The club extends sincere sympathy to the families and relatives of the late Barbara Doyle, Keadue and Hugh Gibbons, Keadue on their recent bereavements. ST RONANS Dr. Hugh Gibbons a founder member of St. Ronans GAA Club passed away on Wednesday last. At the time of his death he was joint President of St. Ronans G.A.A. club along with Paddy Guihen, Arigna (who also is a founder member) and also of the Roscommon County Board. Prior to that he was Chairman of St. Ronans GAA club for the previous twenty years. A winner of three All Ireland and five Sigerson Cup medals, this collection indicated the footballing calibre of the late Doctor. He attended many of our club matches over the years and he always had a great interest in the younger players. Even after his retirement as a Doctor he always attended to injured players while attending matches. Club members formed a guard of honour at his removal on Friday evening. To his sons Brian, Luke, Hugh and Conal; daughters Joanne and Berna and his extended family we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace. We also extend our deepest sympathy to the Doyle Family, Keadue on the sudden death of Barbara. Barbara was a sister of Fearghal who is a playing member of St. Ronans G.A.A. club. May she rest in peace. The division 4 league final takes place on Sunday next in Boyle at 11am. Players are requested to be at the dressing rooms at 10.30am.  Best wishes to St. Brigids in the Connacht club final on Sunday next in Ballina. This game has a 2pm throw in. STROKESTOWN  The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the Gibbons family on the death last week of Dr Hugh Gibbons. Dr Gibbons was born in Strokestown in 1916 and in his football career he won a junior All Ireland in 1941 and All Ireland senior medals in 1943 and 1944. He  was also a member of the Strokestown team that won the county senior title in 1933. He was a gentleman and a scholar and may he rest in peace RIP. Our U-21 team beat St Ciarans in the quarter finals of the championship at the weekend by one point. We now play Western Gaels in the semi-final. TULSK The Club AGM is taking place next Saturday evening at 5:30pm in the clubrooms, a large crowd is expected. There are many jobs up for grabs so make sure you get your nomination forms returned as soon as possible.  Our night in Galway at the dogs is fast approaching (1 st Dec) and all information on travel arrangements, sponsorship etc can be got from Barry Miley, Steve Fahy or anyone on the finance committee, tickets are on sale in the area at the moment.  Anyone traveling on the Sunderland trip should pay €100 to Barry Miley, Sean Moylan or Darragh Hussey before Sunday; this will confirm your flights and accommodation.  St. Marys is having a bring and buy sale on 9 th December in the Tulsk Inn, this is a novel idea and a nice afternoon out for all the family, all support will be appreciated. HURLING FOUR ROADS  The club AGM was held on Friday 9 th November. Club Officers for 2008: Andy Lawlor Chairman, John Mee Vice Chairman, Gerry Mulry Secretary, Mark Kelly Treasurer, Seamus Dowd Asst Treasurer, Gerry Dowd Asst Secretary, Kieran Coyle Minor Secretary, Adrian Tully/Damien Lohan Insurance Officer, Additional members of the executive: Brian McDonald, Padraig Mannion, Joe Mannion, Pat Lennon, Roger Hynes, Mark Kelly Snr, PRO’s for 2008: Gerry Mulry/John Mee/Kieran Coyle. Team managers for 2008: U-10/U-12: James Donnelly, Michael Donnelly, Frank Mulry, Pat Barrett; U-14: Frank Mulry, Padraig Mannion, Mark Mcloughlin, Larry Tiernan; U-15: Gerry Mulry, Kieran Coyle, Mark Kelly; U-16: George Coyle, Kieran Coyle, Mark Kelly; U-18: Damien Lohan, Seamus Dowd, Cyril Crosbie, Frank Donnelly; U-21: Gerry Dowd, James Donnelly, Michael Glennon; Junior and Senior team management to be decided at a later date Underage hurling: Four Roads added the U-16 title to the U-14, U-15 and minor crowns finishing an excellent year at underage for the club. On Sunday our U-16 hurlers play in the Connacht U-16 final against Meelick/Eyrecourt in Ballyforan at 2pm. Please support. LADIES CLANN NA NGAEL  Minor Championship Q/Final: Clann 3-13 Kilbride 5-5 The Minors had a very exciting win over Kilbride under lights in Ballyforan last Friday night.  Minor Championship S/Final: Clann 3-9  Western Gaels 3-3. Clann qualified for the county final with a 6 point win over Western Gaels on Sunday morning. This was the 2 nd weekend to play 2 matches Friday and Sunday  County Final: The County Final will be played in Hyde Park at 2.30pm on Saturday 24 th . FOUR ROADS For our last game of the season, our minor girls travelled to Mulhern Park in Fuerty on Saturday last on what was a cold, wet miserable day. Four Roads were winners on a scoreline of 2:8 to 2:5. Kate Kelly our captain accepted the Minor Shield from Martin McDermott and Niamh Cormican collected the player of the match away, one that could not be argued with. The girls would like to thank John Hynes, Timmy Clogher, Mary Grehan, Pamela Kelly and Anne-Marie Hynes for their tireless effort and support all during the year. We look forward to more of the same in 2008. We want to congratulate Eimear Fitzmaurice, Edel Treacy, Tina Carty, Tommy Treacy & John Healy on winning the U-16 Pioneer Music competition and wish them good luck in the Connacht Final on December 1st.   We wish to congratulate the U-14 hurlers on winning the Galway league final on Saturday last. STROKESTOWN The football season closed for Strokestown Ladies on Saturday last in a rain swept Fuerty when we lost to a very good Four Roads team in the Minor B Final.  Nevertheless the performance of our ladies was very positive with some outstanding displays on show from a very young team.  Thanks to the management team of Dick Togher, Paul Fahy, Eileen Beirne and Aine Caldwell.  This was a very successful first year for the club and augurs well for the future of ladies football in Strokestown.  Our U-14s won the Division 2 A title, while our U-12s and U-16s were both runners-up in their competitions. Our Junior ladies competed in the B championship.  The AGM is on Saturday December 1st and the club is appealing to all interested parties to attend. The club has a lot of talented players. Please don’t let them down.