Club notes

Boyle  The Club Lotto did not take place last Saturday, 31st March due to shortage of volunteers. The draw will now take place next Saturday night in Daly’s Bar. Team B (Mary Smith) are organising. The 2000 Members Draw will take place on this Sunday at 5.30 pm in the Royal Hotel. O’Gara Cup Fixture – Boyle Intermediate Team are playing Clan na nGael in Johnstown on this Friday, April 6 th.   See fixture list for time. Boyle Juniors are playing Elphin in the Tansey Cup in Boyle on Saturday morning at 11.00. Minor Club meeting on Wednesday, April 10th at 9.30 in the Royal Hotel. Please note under 10 training has moved to the Abbey Park every Wednesday evening 7.00/8.00pm. Under 12 training will now be on Wednesday evening 6.00/7.00pm and also Sunday morning 10.00/11.15. Under 14 training continues as normal.  Castlerea St Kevin’s  O’Rourke & O’Gara Cups: An O’Rourke Cup game away to St. Faithleach’s on Friday, an O’Gara cup game at home to St. Ronan’s on Sunday, two players involved in the Connacht U21 final in Castlebar on Saturday and four players involved in the crucial upcoming National League game away to Offaly is the proposed schedule for this weekend; whether this schedule is capable of being fulfilled or not is debateable so all our supporters should check with any club official before travelling to any game; players will be informed of changes, if any, as early as possible in the week. Roscommon: Well done to Roscommon U21 team on reaching the Connacht final by virtue of their great win over Sligo on Saturday last; Enda Kenny was in superb form and collected the man of the match award; Michael Killilea was also a prominent member of the team; we wish them the best of luck in the final which takes place in Castlebar on Saturday next. Co. Board Draw: It is now the time of year to renew our subscription to Roscommon Co. Board draw; last year we had a number of winning tickets in the draw and we were also the club with the best sales of tickets in the county; you may contact club chairman Johnnie Flynn or secretary Martin Perrill who will give you full details of the new-look draw for 2007. Lotto: There was no winner so next week’s jackpot goes to €9,250 with the draw in the Hester’s on Sunday night next, Easter Sunday night – €40 winners on the night were Jimmy Curran, Dermot Mulvihill, Michael Hussey, Dave Philips, Erika Sweeney and Michael Cunningham (Aras Naomh Caoimhlin); tickets at €2 each can be purchased from the usual outlets.  Clann na nGael    REGISTRATION DAY. The club held a very successful registration day recently.  The club would like to thank all those who made the day possible, well done to all involved. Any player interested in playing for Clann in 2007 can contact any member of the committee, new players are always welcome. CLANN’S NIGHT AT THE DOGS : The club is running a night at the dogs on Easter Saturday night in Mullingar.  Tickets for the night are €10 and are available from members of the club.  MEMBERSHIP: Members are asked to take note of the change of membership for the following 12 months. It will be €30 for ordinary members and €35 for students and €65 for players. For O.A.Ps it will be €10. You are asked to pay Alan Dunne as soon as you can and players are reminded that if you don’t pay you can’t play. U12 TRAINING: The u12 team are training in Johnstown on Friday night at 6.30 sharp. All players are asked to attend, and new players are welcome. Manager is Joey Connaughton.  UNDERS 8 and 10 TRAINING: Training for U8s and 10s continues on Sunday at 11am  sharp. Managers PJ O’Brien and Gerry Shine. LOTTO: Next week’s jackpot will be €3,800 and the draw is in Connaughton’s. FIXTURES: O’Gara Cup: Clann Na nGael (2) vs Boyle in Johnstown on Good Friday at 6:30 pm Clann Na nGael (1) vs Eire Og in Johnstown on Monday at 4 pm.  St. Ronans  The junior played St. Croans in the Division 4 League on Sunday morning and they finished level on scoreline of St. Croans 3-3 St. Ronans 1-9. The next game in this competition is against Tulsk in two weeks’ time. In the O’Gara Cup we play Castlerea in Castlerea on Good Friday at 6.45 pm. Players to be at the dressing rooms at 6 pm. The under 16 team plays St. Michaels in Cootehall at 12 o’clock on Easter Monday. St. Faithleach’s    O’Rourke Cup: For game next weekend see fixtures. Tansey Cup: We played against St. Dominics on Saturday last in Knockcoghery. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 2-15 St. Dominicks 0-6. Team: S. Connor, A. Guinan, J. Vesey, B. Scally, P. Murray, J. Brehon, J. Connor, D. Murray, A. Brehon (0-3), D. Hussey (0-1), M. Reynolds (1-1), P. Cox, D. Rooney (0-1), B. Reynolds (0-9), J.Hanly. Lotto: Next draw on Monday, 2nd April in the Clubhouse – Jackpot 2,700 euro. Yearly Lotto: Annual subscription of 50 euro due at the end of the month for the lotto draw for the year. Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now on sale for our major Fundraising Draw. Tickets are 100 euro and the first draw will take place on 25th May, 2007.  Club Membership: Final Notice for payment of annual club membership. Please pay Tom Irwin – 25 euro per member, 10 euro for students. Training: Training continues on Wednesday & Friday night as usual. Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to the cousins, neighbours & friends of the late Patrick (Packie) Hanly, Fairymount, who died during the week. Best of Luck: To Adrian Murtagh, Aidan Dooney, Steve Ormsby & Senan O’Grady with the Roscommon U-21 team who play against Mayo in the Connacht Final in Castlebar next weekend. Welcome: To the group of students and adults from Banbury, England who are visiting the club this week. We hope that they will enjoy their stay. St. Brigid’s  Senior Football: Div. 4 2006 League Final –  St Brigid’s  0-15 Ballinameen 0-6.  Our Junior B team won the 2006 Div. 4 league with a comprehensive with over a gallant Ballinameen on Sunday last in Ballintubber.  Team: P. Martin; G. McHugh, Barry Nestor, K. Grehan (0-1); B. Keenan, David Nestor, K. Tuohy; E. Gormley, R. Gilligan; Cathal McHugh (0-3), B. Lennon, C. Broughal; J. Grehan, E. Nestor (0-1), L. O’Connor (0-9).   Subs used: C. Noonan, M. O’Brien, C. Sheehy (0-1), J. Lennon, C. Lennon. Div 4 2007 League: St. Brigid’s 2-17 Fuerty 0-3.  The Junior B team got their 2007 season of to a flying start with a comprehensive win over Fuerty in Mulhern Park, Fuerty on Friday evening last.  Team: P. Martin; N. Kilcommons, M. O’Brien, K. Grehan; G. McHugh, K. Tuohy, K. Monaghan; E. Gormley (0-1), R. Gilligan (0-1); J. Lennon (0-1), C. Noonan (0-3), D. Finneran; J. Grehan (1-0), E. Nestor (0-3), L. O’Connor (1-3). Subs used: Conor Dochery (0-04), B. Lennon, A. McHugh, D Kelly (0-01).  Lotto Results: Sunday, 1 st April. The numbers drawn were 1, 15, 26, 27. There was no Jackpot winner. There was one match 3 winner – Mary Hamilton, Cappalisheen, Kiltoom, who receives €200. This week’s lotto Jackpot is €4,800 and draw will take place in the Clubhouse next MONDAY night at 10.00 pm.  Handball: Hard luck to Gerry Walsh and Cormac O’Brien who were narrowly beaten in the All-Ireland masters ‘A’ semi-final last weekend by the renowned Kilkenny pairing of ‘Duxie’ Walsh and John Maher.  Dinner Dance: Our Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Sunday, 8 th April in the Hodson Bay Hotel. Presentations to Senior Men County and Connacht Champions, Senior Ladies County Champions, U-21 five in a row County Champions, Cormac O’Brien All- Ireland and World champion Handballer and to Peter Domican, Cathal McHugh and Robbie Gilligan, members of the victorious Roscommon All-Ireland Minor team. Tickets are still available from any committee member.  Eire Og  Training continues for all teams at the moment. The  U-14 team have moved from the community centre to the pitch and are training on Thursday nights at seven. All under 12 footballers are now training at the pitch on Friday nights at 7 pm. U8s and U10s are training on Monday night at 7 o’ clock.   The intermediate team are playing Clan na nGael this weekend – no date yet.   The club lotto jackpot is now €15,400 – make sure you give it a try. €100 enters you in all lotto draws for the next 12 months. Contact Michael Creaton, club treasurer.   Cáisc shona daoibh go leir. Oran  The Joe Grady sponsored Oran Junior B team recorded their first win in Division 4 when they beat Padraig Preases by one point on Saturday last. Oran 1-6 Padraig Pearses 0-8.  Oran team: D. McDermott; P. Crehan, R. Mahon, K. Concannon; P. Varley, N. Mullen, C. Mee; R. Varley, C. Mahon; M. Monaghan, B. Flynn, K. Carthy; G. McDermott, F. Quine, K. Mullen. Subs: M. Concar B. Donnellan J. Concannon J. Monaghan. Training continues on Wednesday and Friday at 8pm for all Junior players. Training for all under 10s commences on Wednesdays at 6 pm in Rockfield. Oran Junior A team are in action next weekend when they play Kilmore in Rockfield in the Tansey Cup.  Roscommon Gaels Our minor team had a well-deserved win over Clan na nGael in the minor league game played at the Community College pitch on Sunday last. Roscommon Gaels 3-10 Clan 1-4. Panel: C. Flahive, T. Gilleran, D. Kelly, P. Murphy, D. Gilleran, R. Gleeson, D. Finlay, L. McNeela, D. Walsh, S. Oates, J. O’Gara, B. Garvan, D. Dolan, E. Hoare, G O’Gara, C. O’ Reilly, P. Mongan, R. Jameson.  Senior training continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm at Hyde Park.O Rourke Cup game v Strokestown this weekend. See fixtures. U 16 training on Wednesday and Friday at 6.30 pm, CBS pitch. U 14 training at commuinity college pitch on Mondays and Thursdays, 7 pm to 8 pm. U 12 training Thursday nights, 7pm in the Hyde. U 10 coaching at Hyde Park on Saturday mornings – 10 am to 11am; Wednesdays, 7 pm to 8pm. U 14 hurling training Wednesdays Commuinity College pitch. Ladies football: senior ladies team play on Good Friday in the League at 6 pm at the Community College pitch. Congrats to Caroline McHugh who won the 200 euro half-time draw at the Roscommon v Leitrim match on Sunday last.      There will be a youth disco on Friday 13th April in The Hyde Centre at 9.45 pm. Mineral bar only. Admission 8 euro.    The annual Ger Michael Grogan tournament will be held as usual at Hyde Park on Easter Monday starting at 12 noon.The teams are as follows: Team A: David O’Gara. Team B: Enda Daly. Team C: Michael Cunningham. Team D: Eoghan Coll. Team E: John McHale. Team F: Paul Gleeson. Team G: David Kelly Team H: Francis Noone. The ladies will also be playing in their usual match. Players please be at The Hyde Centre at 11.30 am sharp.First game at 12 noon. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day and the final will be played at 5 pm. Lotto: No winner of the 3,100 euro jackpot. Euro winners: Pat Dillon, Seamus and Mick, c/o Station, Maureen Kyne, Pat Cooke, Diarmuid Roisin and Kirsty, c/o Mac’s Bar.  St. Dominics  SENIOR FOOTBALL MEETING: The monthly meeting of the Football Club takes place on Tuesday night the 10 th April at 9 pm in the Meeting Room. UNDERAGE FOOTBALL TRAINING: There will be no training for our beginners, u-8, or u-10 on Easter Sunday morning. Training will resume on Sunday 15 th April for all groups up to and including U-12s. Note training will be from 12 to 1 pm. TANSEY CUP: St. Dominics were given a harsh lesson on the realities of Tansey Cup  football at the weekend. St. Faithleachs gave an outstanding display and comfortably won this encounter. Team: Seamus Gilleran; David Corcoran; Declan Kilcline; Andrew Grady; Mark Grady; Ciaran Hunt; Ian Naughton; Adrian Brennan; Alan Dolan; Anthony Kelly (0-1, 1 free); Paul Dolan (0-3, 2 frees); Brian Carney; Paddy Donnelly; Tomas Gilleran (0-1); Declan Brennan. SUBS:- David Weir for Ian Naughton; Malachy Gately for Brian Carney; Mike Lyons for Paddy Donnelly; Alan Craven (0-1,  free) for Anthony Kelly; Stephen Tully for Adrian Brennan. SENIOR SCOR CONNACHT FINAL: Ballinamore was alive with culture on Saturday evening last as very talented participants from the five counties took to the stage to contest the Connacht finals of senior scór. The standard was very high and St. Dominics gave a spirited and entertaining performance in the five disciplines contested, emerging with Connacht titles in set-dancing and ballad group. They now go forward to the All-Ireland finals in Kilkenny on 28th April. For information regarding tickets contact Thomas Murray at 086-3853804.  GOLF CLASSIC: Just a reminder that our Golf Classic takes place on Saturday,  21 st April in Roscommon.  Kilglass Gaels  It was a mixed weekend of results for Kilglass Gaels. Our minors boys and intermediate ladies were both defeated by Oran in their respective leagues but our junior mens team defeated Kilbride in what was an outstanding performance by Kilglass. Unfortunately it was only a challenge match in the end as no referee turned up. Training: U-12 and U-14 Girls: Continues on Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. Ladies Intermediate: Training continues on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. U-10 and U-11Boys & Girls: Training continues on Friday evenings at 7 pm. Barry Feeney Minor Boys: Training continues on Tuesday, 27 th at 7 p.m. sharp. Patrick Harte U-14 boys: Training continues on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. All players please attend.  Fixtures: Tuesday 3 rd : U-16 Boys Challenge: Kilglass (Rooskey Transport)-v- Ballinagleara in Ballinagleara at 7.30 pm. All players at pitch at 6.15.  Annual U-11 Tournament: Commences this Friday evening at 5.30. This year’s competition contains twelve teams. Fixtures have been posted to each club. The Minor Board are delighted to have Pauric Murphy as our main sponsor again this year. Batchelor of Kilglass: Plans are well under way for the Batchelor of Kilglass to be held in the Kon-Tiki on Friday, 13 th April. Come along and enjoy a fun-filled night. Roscommon County Board Monster Draw: Tickets now on sale. Contact Seamus Nugent, Tommy Cox or any club official. Best of Luck: To Natalie McHugh and Eimear Reynolds who are participating in The World Dancing Championships in Glasgow next week.  Kilglass Gaels GAA Club: No Bingo Holy Saturday. Bingo Returns on Saturday, 14 th April in Kon-Tiki at 9 p.m. St. Aidans Club Grand National Draw takes place on Thursday 12 April. The race is on Saturday 14th. Tickets 20 euro each. Lotto: no winner of the jackpot of €13,800. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 14 and 23. Match 3 winners (€70 each) were Kathleen Glynn, Ciara Kelly and Tim Shanley. Next draw in Coyles, Four Roads with jackpot €14,000. Bingo every Saturday night in the Hook and Tackle. Tulsk  Our Intermediate team play St. Brigids at Kiltoom at the weekend in the O’Gara Cup. Training is still not permitted on the main club pitch – however we hope to be able to resume training there in the next two weeks. There will be a special photocall for all the club sponsors and managers at Canny’s pub on April 14th and 9.30 pm. The underage teams will have their photos taken with the team managers at training.The minor team beat Michael Glaveys last weekend. The Kilglass U 11 tournament starts on Friday at 7 pm. Tulsk player please be at Tulsk clubrooms at 6 pm for collection. U12s please meet on Saturday at 4 pm. U14 training on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm.  Elphin No winner of the club lotto at the weekend. 25 euro each to Michael Burke, Bob Heather, Peter Taffy and Alan Beirne. Next week’s jackpot €3,200. Senior and Junior teams in action this weekend. U 10 and U 12 training at Orchard Park on Thursday evenings at 6.30 pm. Boyle The Intermediate are playing against Clan na nGael on Friday evening while the juniors play Elphin on Saturday. No lotto draw last weekend. Next draw in Daly’s bar this Saturday night. Team B will co-ordinate this weekend. A minor club meeting will take place at the Royal Hotel at 9.30 pm on April 10th. U-10 training now on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. U 12 training at 6 pm and Sunday mornings at 10 pm. Ballinameen The junior team were beaten by St. Brigids in the Division 4 final last weekend. U 12 training starts Monday, April 9th at 6 pm. Club social at The Saddlers Inn on Sunday night next. The annual awards will be presented on the night. Minor Football  Strokestown There was no underage game at the weekend. The under 16 team play St. Croans in Enfield at 6 pm. on Good Friday next. Please note this game has been brought forward.  The next outing for this team is against St Failles on Sunday week in Strokestown. The deferred minor game against St. Aidans has not yet been re-fixed.  Training is at the usual times and players should check with their coaches.  Oran  Oran 1-12 Kilglass 0-7: Oran Minor footballers kept their league-winning record intact with a win over Kilglass on Sunday last. Squad: Ronan Morris, Joey Carty, Padraig McHugh, Eoin McGreevy, Niall Mullen, Patrick McCormack, Shane Regan, John  Concannon, Colm Mee, Jonathon McDermott, Niall Gunning, Ray  Cassidy; Eamon Kenny, Sean Moylett, Peter Varley, Mark Gunning,  Kieran Kelly, Thomas Feeley, Dara Kenny. Michael T. McCormack. Training continues on Wednesday at 6 pm. U. 16s play St. Aidans in Rockfield on Monday next, April 9 th . Hurling  Four Roads Members draw results: 2,000 euro to Mikie Lohan, Four Roads; 500 euro to Mary Dolan, Errick; 100 euro each to Martin Shanagher,  Michael Gannon, Paddy John and David Dolan; Breda Monaghan/Mannion, Fiona Mulligan.  Our U 14 hurlers played Kilbeacanty in Ballinasloe last week and won by 4-7 to 2-3. The U 14s played St Dominics last week and were beaten by 4-1 to 2-1. This Friday evening we take on Padraig Pearses at home. The minors beat Padraig Pearses last Sunday evening. Senior hurlers playing on Good Friday in the Sean Keane Cup against Athleague/Tremane at 1.30 pm.   Oran  The U-14 hurling team had two good wins last week starting on Monday with a very hard-earned and narrow triumph over Castlerea. In a high-scoring game Oran came out on top by 5-6 to 4-7. On Friday evening Oran followed this up with a good win over Clonguish in Rockfield. The first half was close with Oran leading by 1-2 to 1-1 at half time thanks to a goal from A. Cassidy and points from D. McCormack and T. Featherstone. Oran dominated the scoring in the second half with A. Cassidy and D. McCormack and K. Keegan getting their names on the scoresheet but the defence had to work hard to keep a fine Clonguish side at bay. The final score was Oran 4-4 Clonguish 1-5. Oran:- P. Mee; J. Brandon, S. Keane, L. Cuddy; N. Scanlon, P. Kenny, D. Keane; T. Featherstone (0-1), C. Kenny; R. Earley, K. Casey, G. Keenan; A. Cassidy (3-0), D. McCormack (0-3), K. Keegan (1-0). Subs; D. McGreevy, W. Curley, S. Keenan, D. Regan. There are two matches next weekend. Roscommon Gaels provide the opposition on Friday evening at U-14 level while on Saturday the minor team meets Athleague/Tremane.   Camogie Athleague  Under 14 championship: The first round of the under 14 championship was played  on Monday evening last in Tremane when Athleague took on the current Under 14 champions Four Roads. After a very exciting game both teams came away with l point each on the scoreline of l goal each. The team’s next game in the Under l4 championship is at home to Padraig Pearses. Team: Honor Ennis, Kelly Raftery, Laura Beirne, Ciara Brennan, Lydia Clayton, Maeve Brennan, Sarah Crean, Niamh O’Roarke, Roisin Doolan, Nicole Reed, Ciara Kelly, Deirdre Fallon, Emer Naughton, Amanda Fleming, Emma Gavin and Laura Fleming. Under 16 championship: The Club had their second game in this year’s Under 16 championship on Thursday evening last in Rockfield when the team defeated Oran on the scoreline of 3-3 to 2-3 Team: Catriona Bannon, Elizabeth Neilan, Niamh Conway, Catherine Burns, Aisling McConn, Rachel Neilan, Ciara Brennan, Niamh O’Roarke, Rachel Fallon (3pts), Nicolle Reed, Sarah Fallon, Ciara Kelly, Deirdre Fallon, Amanda Fleming and Millie Naughton. The team’s next outing is away to St. Dominic’s. Training for both Under 14 and Under 16 teams continues during the week. Players will be notified of the dates and times. Connacht Under 11 Blitz.: Three teams from the Club took part in the Connacht Under 14 Blitz on Saturday last in the De la Salle Hall, Castlebar. Sponsored Walk: All under-age players are reminded of the Annual Sponsored Walk which takes place on next Monday, Easter Monday at 12 noon from the Community Centre, Athleague. All walkers are requested to be at the Community Centre at 11.45 a.m. sharp for collection of Sponsorship cards and money. 

Club Notes

BALLAGHADERREEN  Connacht Senior and minor football finals take place in McHale Park, Castlebar on Sunday July 13th. The finals are all-ticket and requests for tickets must be made to club officials before 8 pm on Friday July 4th. Orders for tickets can be given to the following officials: Andrew Durkin, Secretary; Marguerite Drake, Rec. Secretary; John Kilgallon, Treasurer or Con Moynihan, County Board Delegate. The club can only guarantee tickets to members and supporters who submit their order before July 4th. Boyle  The Club Sponsors/Awards night, which was held in the Royal Hotel on Friday night last was a tremendous success. Appreciation was accorded to the following sponsors: Tony McGovern of McGovern Directional Drilling for sponsorship of the intermediate team, Finbar Feely of Feelystone for the junior team, Shane Caslin of Think Energy for sponsorship of the U-21 and minor teams and Paula Cull of Drumderrig Nursing Home for sponsorship of our U-8 panel, Spring Grove for sponsorship of togs and socks, Thomas Crummy of Crummy Landscaping Services for landscaping work in the Abbey Park, Mike Smith Junior for sponsorship of flags of other clubs from throughout the county for use in the park when hosting games involving those clubs, Barry Lowe of the Moving Stairs for sponsorship of meals for teams. Chairperson, Aidan Lavin thanked all our generous sponsors and he also thanked the local media – Roscommon Herald, Roscommon People, Roscommon Champion and RealBoyle.com and photographer Mary Regan for excellent coverage of the club’s activities. Aidan also thanked all players, officials and team managements who are involved with the club. Presentations were made to the following for their efforts in 2007: Club Person of the Year – Pat Goldrick; Player of the Year – Mark O’Donohue; Hall of Fame – Michael Brennan and to Kit O’Connor for his role as intermediate team manager. Fergus Ahern donated a trophy to the club in memory of his late brother Rory who played for Boyle at all age levels as well as having played minor and U-21 for the county. This trophy will be competed for at U-16 level by teams from the northern section of the county who already participate in the Keenan Cup. This competition will commence in August. Congratulations to the Roscommon minor footballers on their great victory against Galway and especially to the Boyle connections Gary and Joe and to sub Shane Beirne who is son of former Boyle player and official Martin and nephew of Paul. Our U-12’s lost to St Brigid’s on Tuesday evening week last despite a gallant second half effort. They bounced back to secure a convincing win over Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Sunday.  Best wishes are extended to our McGovern Directional Drilling team which makes its championship debut away to Kilbride on Sunday next at 4.15 pm. Supporters are asked to travel to provide vocal encouragement. The club extends its sympathy to the Collins family, Cambo, Croghan on the death of Tom, a former Roscommon great. CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Heartiest congratulations to Roscommon minors on their great win over Galway in Tuam on Saturday evening last. Our three locals, Bernard Carty, Michael Sweeney and man of the match Niall Collins were a credit to themselves, their families and Castlerea St. Kevins.  Our local G.A.A historian, Colm Hannelly who now lives in Galway, was present at last Saturday evening’s game and he informed our P.R.O that he now has all records and club history up to date and will be going to print shortly with the updated version. Well-done Colm. There were no activities locally over the weekend and with the senior championship scheduled for next weekend we are unlikely to have any game this coming weekend; training continues as scheduled and all players should attend Hurling: Congratulations to Joseph Henry, Tarmon NS, on winning the Roscommon Primary Schools Skills’ Challenge and on his selection to play in the Cumann na mBunscoil ‘Mini Sevens’ in Croke Park.  EIRE OG The Intermediate team suffered another defeat in the O’Gara Cup, this time going down to Tulsk in Tulsk on Sunday. The home side recovered from being two points down at the break to run out 2-8 to 1-7 winners. The lads have now just two league games remaining – Michael Glaveys at home and St. Croan’s away – with safety not yet secured. Our minors lost out by a point to St. Ciaran’s in Division One, Group B of the league last week.  Congratulations to club players Darren McDermott, Tomás Hanley, Ciarán Finan and Grant Deeney, who are all part of the Roscommon Minor team that saw off the challenge of reigning All-Ireland champions Galway in the Connacht semi-final last Saturday.  Meanwhile best wishes to our club physio Frances Arnold who’s just out of hospital after a procedure. All at the club wish her a speedy recovery. Kilbride  Under 10: Our Under 10 team has played two matches in the Oran Under 10 Tournament and has suffered the narrowest margins of defeat in both. Our first match was against St. Croans and had management and supporters alike from both sides tearing their hair out! However one kick of the ball was the deficit at the final whistle. The second, against a strong St. Dominics saw us chasing the lead from the off, and many’s the chance went astray and once again a kick of the ball was the difference. Our next match will have taken place yesterday (Monday) evening. Results next week. Under 12: Our Under 12 squad played host to Kilglass Gaels last week. Due to circumstances beyond our control, it was necessary to play only 15 minutes a side. A tightly and cleanly-fought contest throughout this short, but thoroughly enjoyable match saw the home side lose by the narrowest of margins.  Under 14: The spectre of injury has visited the Kilbride camp with a vengeance over the last two weeks. Last Thursday saw us travel to St. Ciarans with several squad members missing in action, and as luck (and in this case bad luck) would have it, we lost another team member to injury during the match. Unsettled from the start, this put further strain on our young players and on this occasion St. Ciarans took the spoils. The first round of the Championship starts next Sunday, (see fixture list for details) and all who follow the call of the Green and White are urged to come and cheer us on. We wish speedy recoveries to Brian and Gavin. We’ll do it for ye, boys!  KILMORE  The Kalzen sponsored team were defeated on Sunday by Padraig Pearses by 0-11 to 0-10 in Kilmore.  The senior team begin their senior championship campaign on this Sunday at 2pm in Hyde Park in Roscommon. The club urges all club members to come out and support the team.    The Barry Cox sponsored U-12 team defeated St. Dominic’s on Tuesday in Knockcroghery. The team are now top of the group and hopefully can keep up their excellent form. Their next game is in Kilmore this Sunday at 12.30pm against Tulsk.  The National Automation sponsored minor team defeated St Ronan’s in the summer league on Wednesday last by 2-17 to 3-6.  The club wish to thank Brian Carroll, Clare Caslin, Peter Joe Fitzmaurice and Mick Feeley for selling tickets for the recent Paul Newton fundraiser and also all those who bought tickets. The club wishes Paul a speedy and successful recovery.  The club congratulates the Roscommon minor team on their excellent win over All-Ireland champions Galway on Saturday last.  The club extends their sympathy to the O’Toole family, Carrick-on-Shannon and the Collins family, Croghan on their recent bereavements.  PADRAIG PEARSES Pearses senior footballers commence their championship campaign with a home match against St Aidan’s next Saturday evening in Woodmount with the throw in at 7 pm. The club would like to wish Eamonn Mahon and his team all the best and we would appreciate your support.  The U-14 Féile team are heading to Cavan/Monaghan this weekend for the Football Féile. The opening Group games will be held in Drumgarve (between Clones and Monaghan) where Pearses have been drawn in a tough group along with the hosts Sean McDermott’s from Monaghan and Aghamore from Mayo, we would like to wish Larry Kelly’s team the best of luck next weekend.  Junior Hurling Championships: Pearses 2-5 Four Roads 2-10. Pearses Junior hurlers went down by 5 points against Four Roads last Wednesday night week in a game played in conditions more akin to January than June.  Padraig Pearses musicians are heading to Connacht Fleadh. Representing Ballinasloe CCE, a number of Padraig Pearses young musicians and singers will take part in the Connacht Fleadh in Westport on July 5th. Padraig Pearses would like to wish them all the best.  Padraig Pearses Golf Society Captain’s Prize (Helen Guinan) will be held in Ballinasloe GC on Friday 4th of July. Tee is reserved from 2 to 3.45. Contact 086 3777796 for more details. ROSCOMMON GAELS  Junior Football – Clann Na Gael narrowly beat our juniors at the weekend on a scoreline of 1-11 to 11 points. Training as usually during the week. Minor Football – The minor football team defeated St. Brigid’s on Wednesday week last. Training continues as normal this week. Junior Hurling – St. Dominic’s defeated the junior hurlers last Tuesday week.  Senior Football – Next Sunday our senior footballers play Kilmore in the senior championship in Hyde Park at 2pm. The club appeal for support for this important game. Ladies Football: U-10 and U-12 Training has been moved from Saturdays and will now take place every Monday evening at Hyde Park at 6.15pm. The U-12 team defeated St. Dominic’s in a challenge game last Friday evening at St. Comans Park. The U-12 team play Clann na Gael in a challenge game on next Monday evening 7th July in Johnstown. All players please be at Hyde Park at 6.15 pm sharp. U-16 to senior ladies training at Hyde Park Thursdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 10.30am. Important ladies football meeting in Hyde Park at 8pm on Friday July 4th for U-16 to senior players.  U-8 & U-10 Hurling and U8 Camogie: Training for boys and girls takes place on Wednesdays at 6 – 7pm in the Convent pitch.  U-10 and U-12 Camogie: takes place every Wednesday evening at 7-8.15 pm in the Convent pitch.  U-12 Hurling: Hurling for this age group takes place on Thursdays in The Convent pitch at 5 pm. There are hurleys and helmets available for sale from club mentors. U-15 & U-16 Hurling Training: All U-15 & U-16 hurlers are asked to attend training on Sunday mornings in the VEC pitch in Lisnamult at 10.30 am. The U-15 Championship is due to commence this week and details will be given out at training.  ST AIDAN’S Not much action on the playing fields last week. Our seniors are out in the first round of the championship this coming Saturday in an away game versus Padraig Pearses, see fixtures for the throw in time. Please support.  ST BARRY’S  Congrats to our lads who beat Strokestown Sunday last. Final score, St. Barry’s 1-11, Strokestown 0-10. This was a good sporting game. Scores for Barrys: Paul Cox 1-2, Finbar McGowan 0-7, Sean Doherty 0-1, Aaron Murtagh 0-1. We wish Strokestown the best of luck next week in the Senior Championship. Hard luck to the minors’ lads who lost out to St. Dominic’s in the minor league last week. Congrats to Roscommon ladies U-16 who beat Mayo last week in the Connacht B Final. Jane McGowan and Meabh Holmes represented Barrys and I am told both girls played a big part in the success. Also on the panel was Barrys Niamh Toolan. Well-done girls.  Result from recent U-12 mixed match: St. Barrys 1-8 Clann na Gael 0-7. Well done to all concerned.  Congrats to Jimmy and Elizabeth Kelly, Killinordan, Scramogue and Packie Joe and Mai Wallace, Ballyhubert, Scramogue who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries.  Hard luck to our U-14 squad who went down to Tulsk recently. It’s all about involvement folks and hopefully better luck next time. ST BRIGID’S Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner this week. There were 8 match 3 winners. Jackpot next week will be €10,800. O’Gara Cup: Clan na Gael 2-3 St. Brigid’s 1-5. Next Sunday sees the start of the Senior Football Championship in which St. Brigid’s play Strokestown in Kiltoom at 4.15 pm.  ST CROAN’S The minor team recommenced action this week as they hosted Boyle in Enfield on Wednesday evening last. Despite the long break, the side played very well. Some good team play and well-taken scores helped Croan’s record a comprehensive and well deserved victory over Boyle. In a relegation play-off match in the Tansey Cup, Fuerty defeated St. Croan’s on Sunday last. The game was an up and down affair. Fuerty were winners by four points at full time. The U-10 team had a good performance in the Oran league on Monday last when they defeated neighbours Tulsk.  Next weekend our intermediate team are due to commence their championship campaign against St. Michaels. The game is set for Enfield on Saturday evening but the time is yet to be confirmed. Please check fixtures for further details. We wish the team and management the very best of luck. ST DOMINIC’S Well done to Roscommon Minor footballers and their management team on a great victory over Galway last Saturday and of course we are represented on the panel by Naos Connaughton who is also underage again next year. A History of the Club is currently been researched and the Committee would very much appreciate any old photos or information you may have.  Dominic’s play Clan na Gael B this weekend in Knockcroghery. Tansey Cup: Dominic’s play Oran at the weekend.  Our U-10 teams travelled to Four Roads last Wednesday evening. All girls had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Games were played in good spirits. Many thanks to all who supported our Ladies, special thanks to Four Roads for the friendly welcome.  Minor Football: We had a hard earned victory against St. Barrys last week having trailed by 7pts at one stage we played some great football in the second half to win by 2 pts. Training takes place as usual on Sunday next at 6 pm. All players please attend. U-16 Football: Training takes place this Friday evening at 7pm. All players please attend. The League Semi-Final will be coming up shortly so a full turnout is important. U-14 Football. Training takes place this Tuesdays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 7.30pm. Our U-12 footballers had a mixed week with our Div. 1 team having a good victory over a strong St. Brigid’s side and our Div. 3 team going down to a slick Kilmore team. This Friday all players are requested to be at Knockcroghery at 6pm sharp. U-10 Oran Tournament: On Monday last we played St. Brendan’s and this was very evenly matched encounter with both teams playing good football, and in the end Dominic’s won by a couple of points. This week we play Tulsk and on Monday next 7th July they play Oran. Training takes place every Sunday morning from 12 to 1pm. Training continues for all U-8 and beginners on Sunday mornings at 12 o’clock to 1 pm. ST FAITHLEACHS  Senior Championship: Our Championship kicks off on Saturday evening next when we play against Western Gaels in the first round of the Senior Championship at 7pm in Ballyleague. Best of luck to all players, management and all involved. Please come out and support. O’Rourke Cup: We played against Elphin on Sunday last in Ballyleague. Final score was St. Faithleachs 1-9 Elphin 0-9.  Junior Championship: We play against Fuerty in the second round of the championship on Sunday next in Fuerty. See fixtures for time.  Junior Ladies: Our first Championship game is against St. Mary’s on the 19th July.  Well done: To our club representatives, Brian Murtagh and Kieran Brennan on the Roscommon Minor team who beat Galway on Saturday last in the Connacht Semi-Final.  U-12 League: We played against Ballinameen on Sunday last in Ballinameen. Final score St. Faithleachs 4-6 Ballinameen 4-4. Next game against Elphin has been rescheduled, see fixtures for details. Training Thursday at 6.30 pm. U-10 Training: Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm. U-8 Training: Thursday evenings at 7.30pm.  Congratulations: To Derek and Denise Murray on the birth of their new baby boy. ST JOSEPH’S  St. Joseph’s are scheduled to play away to Elphin in the Tansey Cup this weekend. Please check fixtures for details.  Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm in Kilteevan pitch. Players are asked to make a special effort to attend.  Executive meeting on Friday evening at 9 pm in the clubhouse. All those involved should attend.  ST RONAN’S  Our minor team were beaten by Kilmore in Kilmore in the new league on Wednesday June 25th last. The final score was 2-17 to 3-8. There were some good performers on the night particularly Kevin Lynch, Alan Benson, Enda Flynn and Kevin Sheeran. The Intermediate championship game against Michael Glaveys is on next Saturday in Ballinlough at 7 pm, please support. The No. 13 jersey has been mislaid following a recent Guard of Honour, can it please be returned to Jim Gaffney as soon as possible. The Ladies Minor Board wish to thank everybody who supported the recent Family fun day especially all the sponsors and everybody who helped out on the day. STROKESTOWN  The senior team lost to neighbours St. Barry’s in the O’Rourke Cup last weekend on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-9.  The first round of the senior club championship begins this coming weekend. Strokestown begin their campaign by travelling to Kiltoom to take on St. Brigid’s this coming Sunday. For exact throw-in time see the fixtures. TULSK  The Ryan Courtdale sponsored Intermediate team had a good win over Eire Og on Sunday. Tulsk trailed by 2 at half time, but 2 goals in quick succession by Joe Cunnane and John Carlton put a bit of space between the teams. Tulsk ran on to win by 4 points in the end. The home side was best served by David Keane, Alan Rushe, Stephen McCormack and John Carlton.  The PRO is glad to announce that Gearoid McCormack is making a steady recovery, and is back living in the parish. MINOR STROKESTOWN Our U-8 panel played against Ballinameen on Friday evening. All 24 on the panel played their part in a most enjoyable game and thanks to Ballinameen and their mentors for travelling. We look forward to visiting them on Friday evening next for the return game at 7 pm.  Commiserations to our U-10 community games team who lost out to Kiltoom/Cam in the county semi-final. They put up a great display and we are looking forward to them in action for Strokestown in the future. Our U-12 team played three league games in the past week against St. Aidan’s, Michael Glavey’s and St. Ciaran’s. They lost to Aidan’s and Ciaran’s and won the Glavey’s tie.  Our minor team had a good win over Castlerea in the league last Wednesday week. The game was a home fixture and Strokestown recorded a 2-14 to 1-3 victory.  Declan Kavanagh wishes to thank all who supported the table quiz in aid of the 5 peaks challenge especially the Kerins family, quiz-master Eugene Murphy and all who helped out with refreshments and spot prizes on the night.  HURLING BALLYGAR  Our Minor team played their fourth championship game on Friday evening against Mountbellew/Moylough in Ahascragh and came away with a convincing win of 5-18 to 1-03. There were some very good performances on the day especially Shane Naughton in the full-back position, David Kelly at centre-back, Eric Walsh in mid-field Luke Slyman, Shane Delaney and Kieran Shaughnessy in the forwards. But it was Padraic Delaney who stood out the most. Playing at right halfback, he dominated that area of the field, made some great runs, laid off some good passes and swept up a lot of loose possession. Well-done lads. The club would like to thank Tremane Hurling club for travelling to Ballygar on Saturday evening for what was a very good and worthwhile challenge match.  Training Tuesday evening for Intermediate, Junior and U-21’s at 8pm in the local pitch.  The club are holding their annual Race night on this coming weekend. All club players, members and supporters are urged to support this event once again. Membership is still been taken in: contact Neal Geraghty, Vincent Burke or Hugh Mannion. The club would like to congratulate the county hurling team on their success against Antrim and wish them every success against Laois next weekend. FOUR ROADS  Last Tuesday week our junior hurlers had a good win over Pearses in the JHC. The scoreline was 2.10 to 2.05. Last Saturday night in Coyle’s pub our annual fundraising draw took place. The top price went to Anthony Cunningham from Kiltoom, Athlone. We would sincerely like to thank all the people that supported this badly needed fundraiser. Also on the night the presentation of certs for the people that completed training on first aid and defibrillator. A special thanks must go to Dermot Sutton on all his voluntary work in the training and organising of this.  ORAN  Oran continued their good run in the Junior Hurling championship with a well deserved win over Athleague/Tremane in windswept Tremane on Tuesday June 24th. Oran got a tonic start against the wind when J. Carty had a goal in the second minute. Points for Athleague/Tremane from Mossy Connaughton, K. McGeeney, C. Kelly and I. Connaughton (2) with just one point in response from F. Quine left Oran trailing after 20 minutes and at half time Athleague/Tremane led by 0-9 to 2-2 with further points from C. Kelly (2), J. Glennon and K. McGeeney. Oran’s only reply came from R. Farrell after 30 minutes. Disaster struck Oran in the second minute of the second half when C. Brennan was on hand to finish to the net giving Athleague/Tremane a four points lead.  Oran gradually pegged back the lead through E. Kenny, J. Carty and J. Crehan and drew level in the 13th minute with a point from M. Hoban. A goal from E. Kenny after 25 minutes sealed the issue with Athleague/Tremane’s only response being a C. Kelly point. E. Kenny and R. Farrell added two more points to leave the final score Oran 3-13 Athleague/Tremane 1-10.  TREMANE  Tremane hurling club are holding their first-ever Race Night in Hamrock’s Bar Athleague, on Friday 11th July 2008. First Race starts at 9.30 pm sharp. This is a fundraiser for the Tremane hurling club and great night of entertainment and prizes is organised. All support greatly appreciated. U-8 & U-10 Hurling & Camogie training for boys and girls is on every Saturday evening at 6.00 pm in Tremane pitch. All children in the area from ages 6-11 are invited.  CAMOGIE ATHLEAGUE  The U-16 team had two successes in the past week in the U-16 championship. On Monday evening last they defeated Roscommon Gaels and on Tuesday evening they defeated Oran. Their next game is this Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. away to Na Brideoga at their home grounds in Tooreen.   Two Club members were part of the U-14 County team, which took part in a Connacht Invitational Blitz on Saturday last in Pearses Grounds in Woodmount. The team were victorious in the Shield final with a victory over Mayo.   A number of players from the Club are part of the County U-18 panel for their games in the U-18 Blitz on this Saturday, 5th July in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.  More on page 46 ->>