GAA club notes

TULSK Our Ryan Courtdale-sponsored Intermediate team got off to a great start beating Shannon Gaels 0-12 to 1-1 in Tulsk on Sunday. Tulsk put in a fine performance, dominating through most of the game. Darragh Hussey, John Carlton, Joseph Grady and Kevin Mannion played particularly well while all the team had the better of their opponents. Jack Conlon again proved that he is one of the best minor players in Roscommon, scoring five in total. The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Fahy family Carnakit on the death of their mother may she rest in peace.   MICHAEL GLAVEY’S The Intermediate team play Tulsk on Saturday evening in the Championship at Ballinlough (see fixtures). Both Tulsk and Michael Glavey’s have qualified for the quarter final of the Championship, as both have defeated Shannon Gaels. The winner of this game will top the group (please support). The lotto draw will be held in O’Connor’s, Ballinlough on Sunday night. Group one will promote the lotto. Minor Ladies training continues on Friday evening at 7 pm. Good luck to Joclyn Keane, Cloonfad on the opening of her new crèche on Friday evening at 5 pm.   ORAN Oran 0-10 Padraig Pearse’s 0-9. Oran played Padraig Pearse’s in the third round of the Junior A Championship in Woodmount on Sunday last, with Oran coming out on top. The first half was evenly contested with our lads going in at half time two points to the good 0-6 to 0-4. Pearse’s levelled matters shortly after the resumption, but Oran but points from Hoban and Garvey handed them a hard-earned win. The Club would like to wish Rob Varley and John Concannon a speedy recovery after they picked up injuries during the game. Well done to all involved.   ST. RONAN’S Our intermediate team play Ballinameen next Saturday at 7 pm in Ballinameen following the postponement of last week’s game. A full attendance will be expected at training this week. Our junior team was defeated by Castlerea in the championship on Sunday morning in Boyle. The final score was 2-10 to 0-7. Our minor team play Kilglass Gaels in Rooskey on Friday 24th August in the division 3 championship. Minor training will take place at 11 am next Saturday morning in Ballyfarnon. U-16 Championship will commence this Friday 17th August. We play Ballinameen in Ballinameen. Times for these games will be passed on to players during the week   ST. FAITHLEACH’S Junior Championship: We played against St. Dominic’s on Monday last. St. Faithleach’s 5-11 St. Dominic’s 1-5. Team: M. Tarmey, D. Dunne, J. Vesey, A. Guinan, P. Hunt (0-1), D. Leonard, B. Scally (0-2), A. Brehon (2-1), P. Murray, K. Cox, G. McGrath (2-0), P. Flynn (0-1), B. Reynolds (1-3), B. Healy, J. Hanly (0-2). Subs used: F. McCormack (0-1), J. Quigley, P. Brennan, D. McCormack, D. Rooney. Ladies Junior B Championship: We played against Croan’s on Monday last in Ballintubber. St. Faithleach’s 3-5 Croan’s 1-3. We then played against St. Dominic’s on Saturday last. St. Faithleach’s 1-13 St. Dominic’s 0-3.   ST. JOSEPH’S St. Joseph’s play against St. Aidan’s on Sunday evening next at 6 pm in Ballyforan. This is a very important game for the Joes and once again supporters are encouraged to travel and cheer on the Joes. Training continues on Wednesday evening at 8 pm in Kilteevan pitch. Players are asked to make a special effort to attend in the lead up to our Championship match.   ST. DOMINIC’S A Meeting of the Overall Executive takes place on Monday night, 20th August at 9 pm in the Meeting room. Two representatives from each Committee please attend. The final meeting of the Sponsorship Committee takes place this Thursday night at 9.30 pm in the Meeting room. Our U-14 League semi-final against Roscommon Gaels has been fixed for Monday 20th Aug at 7.30 pm in Knockcroghery. Training takes place on this Thursday Evening at 7 pm sharp.             Ladies football training takes place for all our Junior Players on this Tuesday evening from 8 to 9 pm. Michael Finneran will be taking this session and it is very important to have a full turn out at Training. Our U-16 Girls play St Mary’s (Tulsk) in Tulsk this Tuesday 14th at 7.30 pm. All players meet at Knockcroghery pitch at 6.20 pm. If going direct or unavailable please inform trainers.   ST CROAN’S The large crowd who attended the Keenan cup final replay on Wednesday last were once again treated to an exceptional display of football from our U11s. Unfortunately victory was not to be and a single score was all that separated the sides. A superb effort was made by each and every player and their efforts were a credit to the club. The U12 team commenced championship action on Sunday and had a good victory over Shannon Gaels. Panel: D Swift, E Flanagan, S Mulhern, D Lannon, D Cunniffe, T Cooney, P Gorham, D Ward, K Keenan, G Connaughton, A leech, D Malone, C Quinn, A Tarmey, K Smyth, R Cunniffe.   ST. BRIGID’S JFC St Brigid’s 4-13 Roscommon Gaels 0-6. Our junior team secured their third win in their group with a fine victory over Roscommon Gaels in the Junior Football championship on Saturday evening last. Team: P Martin, D Nestor, M O’Brien (0-1), K. Grehan, C Noonan (0-1), P Kelly, J Kelly, B Mannion (0-1), M Fallon, G. Dunning, M Gavin (0-5), D Dolan (0-2), B Lennon (2-1), E. Nestor (2-1), D O’Connor. Subs: J Grehan, P Blaine.   ST. BARRY’S Congrats to our St. Barry’s U16 girls who recently defeated St. Croan’s in a match played in Tarmonbarry. Well done girls. Final score St. Barry’s (5-9), St. Croan’s (1-4).   St. Barry’s lost out by four points in this Senior League match played at Tarmonbarry at the weekend. Scorers for Barry’s were John Murtagh (0-4), Jonathan Harte (0-1), Tony Fallon (0-1), Ciaran Wallace (0-1) and Eoin O’Boyle (0-1). An important club meeting will take place this Friday night at 9 pm.   KILMORE Our Senior team sponsored by Denis Flynn of Hillstreet Quarries were defeated by Castlerea 2-12 to 0-16 in a very entertaining game. Team: A. Glancy, L. Caslin, D. Carroll, E. Glancy, C. Garvey, S. Sharkey, (0.1), A. Reynolds, D. Foley, D. Connellan (0-1), D. Dorr, (0-2), G. Connellan, D. Connellan (0-7), R. Caslin (0-2), P. Caslin (0-1), P. Garvey. (0-1) Subs K. Stritch for L. Caslin, D. Carney for G. Connellan, J. Sharkey for A. Reynolds. Despite the defeat we are through as top of our Division to the Quarter-final and our next senior Championship match will be in three weeks. Our Junior team are due to play St. Barry’s in Elphin on Sunday next in the semi-final of the Junior A Championship Time to be agreed. There will be a club executive meeting on Thursday night at 9.30 p.m. A member of the executive should be calling to collect the Club Draw this week.   ST. MICHAEL’S The Greenbelt sponsored intermediate team qualified for the quarter final of the championship by defeating Boyle on Sunday evening. They will now play either Tulsk or Michael Glaveys. Our juniors lost to both Tulsk and Kilglass Gaels during the past week in the Junior ‘B’ championship. Having won the Division 3 league, our U12s have moved up to the Division 2 championship. They started with a good win over Tulsk in the first round at the weekend.   KILGLASS GAELS Kilglass had three games last week and a three wins too. The winning streak started on Monday when we beat Kilmore in the junior a championship it was a close first half with both teams getting of to a slow start but Kilglass pulled away in the last quarter to win well. Final score Kilglass 3-11 Kilmore 1-03. Kilglass started their defence of their U16 championship title with a great win over Éire Óg. Final score: Kilglass 6-12 Éire Óg 0-5. Then on Saturday evening we wrapped up the week with a great win over St. Michael’s in the Junior B championship in what can only be described as awful playing conditions in Kilglass. Final score Kilglass 1-9 St. Michael’s 0-8 Training: Mondays: Barry Feeney Fencing Minor Boys training at 8.30 and Thurs at 8 pm. All players please attend as championship is only a few weeks away. Intermediate Ladies Training on Mon & Thurs at 8.30 pm.   Fuerty GAA Club Our championship year kicks off this weekend with our first round game against Éire Óg in Loughglynn, Please see fixtures for exact day and time of fixture . Your support would be greatly appreciated. Training for all players is on Tuesday and Thursdays   and a full attendance is expected. Congratulations to all our footballers involved in the Nicky Rackard win last Saturday. It was a very special day for the county and it was a real joy to see our own Mervyn Connaughton lifting the cup in Croke Park. Well done to all players and management involved.   ELPHIN Elphin 0-10 Padraig Pearse’s 0-9. The Senior team recorded a good win over Padraig Pearse’s in Woodmount on Sunday evening last. It was an evenly contested game throughout, but Elphin held out in the end for a deserved win. Team: Matt Hynes; Michael Glancy, Brian Cregg, Brendan Neary; Jason Carney, Paddy O’Connor, James Callery; Shane Tiernan; Brian Higgins; Brendan Rock, John Collins, Paddy Fox; Fintan Cregg, Colm Rock, Stuart Roddy. Substitutions: Ronan Brady for Brendan Neary, Darragh Neary for Paddy Fox.   CASTLEREA ST. KEVIN’S Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team had a hard earned two point victory over Kilmore in the Ruby Oil sponsored senior championship in Castlerea on Sunday evening last; this was a tough but sporting game and this win secures a playoff against St Faithleach’s for group runner-up spot; the playoff takes place in Hyde Park next Sunday at 4.30 pm and support would be much appreciated. Our ladies committee must be thanked for their excellent catering on the day. Our Junior team also had a good win over St Ronan’s in the junior championship game played in Boyle on Sunday morning last.   BOYLE The under 12s got their Championship off to a good start last Friday evening in a hard fought match against Strokestown. This was a good overall team performance with the man of the match award going to Gareth Gilmartin for an outstanding display. Final score Strokestown 1-5, Boyle   2-4. Next match on this Sunday 19th against Roscommon Gaels in Hyde Park.   Boyle were defeated by St Michaels in the Championship last Sunday. Final score St Michaels 1-12, Boyle 0-13. Boyle under 14s commence their Garda Cup Campaign away to Elphin on this Thursday evening, (16th).   Throw in at the Orchard Park at 7.30 pm. The Club extends sympathy to Moriarty Family on the recent passing of Edmund.   ÉIRE ÓG Well done to everyone who helped out or came along and enjoyed the fun at a wet but enjoyable family fun day at James Timothy Park last Sunday. The day consisted of a number of underage matches, fun races and back from the past team v present team game and well done to all participated in the events on the day. A special word of thanks to the head chef, Imelda Horan and her assistants, Hilda McNulty and her helpers with the shop, Rosaleen Flanagan and friends for supervising the bouncing castle, Tom Coppinger MC. on the day, the Castlerea Brass and Reed band and our good friend, Shane Curran for taking part in our game and very successful penalty shoot out. The main purpose of the Fun Day was to launch our new yearly lotto draw. The club would appeal to everybody to get involved and help sell the one-year lotto in order to help defray the costs of our new clubhouse.   CLANN NA NGAEL Clann na nGael 3-9 Creggs 2. The Clann na nGael junior A team played Creggs in the Junior A Championship on Monday evening last. Clann needed to win to remain in the hunt for the Junior A title. Clann controlled the early proceedings and a Morgan Keena goal put Clann in a comfortable position after 17 minutes. Creggs hit back with a stunning goal before the break to leave three points between the sides at the break. Clann came out like men possessed after the break and goals from Ian O’Reilly and JP Dunning put Clann eight points to the good. Like the first half Creggs hit back and reduced the arrears with another goal. Clann ran out deserving winners, and are now awaiting results of other games to find out their fate.   ROSCOMMON GAELS A draw for two All Ireland football and hurling tickets will take place at the Hyde Centre on Tuesday 28th August at 9 pm. Tickets price €5 each are available from Tom Fitzmaurice, Harry Hoare or Michael McNeela. The draw is confined to members of the club. Roscommon Gaels football skills taking place at Roscommon show this Saturday 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Beginners U10, U12 boys and girls welcome. There will also be a novelty competition for mums and dads.   The minor footballers begin their championship campaign against Elphin next week. No beginners or U 8 football this week because of Roscommon show.   The senior footballers await the outcome of the game between St Aidan’s and Clann na Gael to see who they will be playing in the quarter finals of the championship.   MINOR   STROKESTOWN Our under 12 side were defeated by Boyle in the first round of the championship/league in a tightly contested game played in Strokestown on Friday evening.   A half time score of two points each showed the dominance of both defences but in the second half the Boyle lads took the vital scores to win it by 2-6 to 1-5. Team: Jonathan Egan, Eoghan Kelly, David Neary, Evan O’Beirne, Keelan Beirne, Sean Mullooley, Jason Owens, Cathal Compton (1-3), Kaelan Crowe, Michael Fallon, Diarmid McGann, Michael Beirne, Ryan McKay, Martin Shanagher (0-2), Luke Kelly, Luke Corcoran, Ashling McAuliffe, Keith Murphy, Ryan Galvin.   CAMOGIE   ATHLEAGUE The Under 12 team played two games during the past week and emerged victorious on both occasions. On Thursday evening last they defeated Four Roads and on Sunday evening they defeated Oran. They have been victorious in all their games to-date and on this Saturday at 11.30 a.m. they play St. Dominic’s in Knockcroghery in the final round robin section of the competition. Training for the team continues each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 pm sharp in Athleague. All players are requested to come to training. The Club would like to congratulate the Roscommon Senior Hurling Team and also the Roscommon U.21 Hurling Team on their recent All-Ireland successes.     LADIES   FOUR ROADS Last Tuesday saw our U16 girls travel to Ballinameen for the first game of the season. Unfortunately we were beaten by a stronger team on the day. On Thursday last our junior team travelled to Frenchpark where they played against a strong Western Gaels team. We won on a scoreline of 5-17 to 3-08, and all our team from number 1 to number 15 played a vital part in the win, with our goalie saving a penalty. Training resumes as usual on Monday evening.