GAA club notes

BOYLE It was another busy and quite successful week for the various Boyle teams. The U-14s had a good 6-12 to 2-14 win over Oran in the league.  They were fortunate to get a late call-up to participate in the Niall Higgins Memorial Tournament in Drumshambo last weekend. They had a two points win over old rivals Padraig Pearses in the first round, they easily accounted for Drumkeerin in the semi final. They lost a thrilling final against Tourlestrane having been a point ahead with only a half minute remaining only for the Sligo boys to score a goal. The Club extends its thanks to the Leitrim Minor Board (Attracta) and the Allen Gaels Club and the Higgins family for their hospitality.  Paddy Nally is wished a speedy return to action after his injury on Monday. The U-8 blitz got off to a great start in excellent weather conditions in the Abbey Park on Wednesday evening. It was heartening to see the large numbers participating. The McGovern Directional Drilling team suffered their first defeat of the year when conceding a 7 point lead to lose to St Josephs in Kilteevan on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11. There were excellent displays from Conboy and Simon among others. Their next game is away to Elphin this weekend – see fixtures. The Feelystone junior team had a comprehensive 3-12 to 2 -4 win over Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass on Sunday. There were many fine performances with a hat trick from Damien Dooley. The Think Energy minor team lost narrowly to Michael Glaveys last weekend. They have no further games until after the Leaving Cert. The U-16s have no action until August. The main action next weekend in the Abbey Park will be the annual Community Games Parish Sports which will take place at 3 pm on Saturday 17th. The U-12s are currently in training for the league, which starts with a home game versus Clan na Gael on 1st June. The Club encourages all its members from age 6 to 16 to participate and display the fitness that they have gained from all the football training.  The Club extends good wishes to all Roscommon teams in action at the weekend and especially to Gary, Joe and Tom with the minors and to Mark O’Donoghue who has been called into the county junior panel.  The Club coaching programme is up and running in the local schools. Thanks to the football committee and all the voluntary coaches. The various club teams were resplendent this weekend, thanks to our sponsors, in their newly acquired strips. A sponsor’s night will be held shortly. CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Both our Intermediate and Junior teams were scheduled to play over the weekend. The junior game against St Ronan’s was deferred and, unfortunately, we had to concede the Tansey Cup game to Kilbride, as the full team was unable to travel.   Hurling: Congratulations to our U-14 hurlers on clinching a place in the B county final with a hard-fought victory over Oran in Rockfield on Saturday. The groundwork was laid in the first half with our lads ahead by 5 points at the interval. They were under pressure for most of the second half but finished strongly to win by 4 points. CLANN NA GAEL The Clann na nGael Golf Classic will be held in Athlone Golf club on Friday June 6th. Tee times 7.30am to 5pm and there is an entrance fee of €200 for teams of four. Anyone interested in entering a team can contact any club official. Summer Camp for 6-10 year olds: Summer Camp for boys and girls will run from June 30th to July 4th in Johnstown. The camp will run from 10am to 3pm every day. Registration takes place on Sunday mornings in Johnstown. It is important that registration forms are returned ASAP, so there is an idea of numbers attending when ordering the gear and therefore no child is left disappointed. Skills Clinic for 10-16 year olds: A Skills Clinic will be held in Johnstown from July 7th to July 11th for both Boys and Girls, running from 10am to 3pm each day. There will be a number of inter-county players visiting each day. Registration forms are available from club coach Caroline Geraghty in the schools or from the underage managers. U-16 Championship Final: Clann na nGael 1-4 Padraig Pearses 1-9. O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael (1) 0-13 Shannon Gaels 0-9: The senior team travelled to Croghan on Saturday evening and came away with a good win against Shannon Gaels. Clann opened the scoring with a free from Enda Kenny and further points from Emmett Rock, Matt Scally and Niall Shine left them leading at half-time 0-6 to 0-3. A good point from play from Enda Kenny early the 2nd half was followed by 3 good frees from the same player in the 2nd half. Although Clann never looked like losing this game, Shannon Gaels never stopped taking the game to Clann and made it an uneasy final 10 minutes with some fine scores. Clann had some good performances from Mark Killian, Gary Shine, Enda Kenny, Emmett Rock and Ross Naughton. Mid South Division 4 League: Junior B-Clann na nGael 0-10 Padraig Pearses 0-12 Results: Division 4 League, Clann na nGael 0-10 Padraig Pearses 0-12; O’Gara Cup, Clann na nGael 0-13 Shannon Gaels 0-9; U-16 Championship Final, Clann na nGael 1-4 Padraig Pearses 1-9 EIRE OG The Intermediate team bounced back from last weekend’s O’Gara Cup defeat to Shannon Gaels to see off the challenge of St. Ronan’s in Ballyfarnon on Saturday. Trailing by two points at the break, the lads worked much harder in the second half to emerge 0-13 to 1-08 winners.  The junior team’s match with St. Michael’s, fixed for Sunday, was postponed. The U-14 boys went down to a stronger Kilbride outfit in the Division Two League on Friday. Our U-14 girls bowed out of the championship at the quarterfinal stages after a defeat against St. Ciaran’s. The side put up a great 2nd half come back but unfortunately time was against them. Thanks to the players, parents and all involved for a great season.  Well done to Kylie Roddy and Emma Hannon who won a Connacht-B final with the U-14 county team. Congrats girls.  Best of luck to Mick Jordan and his Roscommon Junior team that play Leitrim in the Connacht Final at Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Also good luck to Tomas Hanley, Ciaran Finan, Darren McDermott and Grant Deeney who are all part of the Roscommon Minor team that play Mayo at the weekend. And we wish all the best to the county senior side in their provincial opener against Galway.  The club extends its sympathy to the Coleman family, Loughglynn, on their recent bereavement. KILGLASS GAELS Kilglass had a busy week on the field playing six games and winning three and drawing one. On bank holiday Monday last our U-14 girls had a very hard fought and well deserved two-point victory away to Four Roads. The two teams took turns in taking the lead and the home team nearly snatched the game but a great save from Aisling Diffley kept put us threw to the semi finals. That semi final will be this Friday evening at 6.15 in Tulsk and will be followed by U-16 boys county semi final. They will take on St Croans at 7.30 and your support for these two games would be greatly appreciated.  On the same day our junior B team had to share the points with Shannon Gaels in  a tightly fought contest in Kilglass. A last minute penalty converted by Kevin Feeney saw us share the points.  On Thursday evening our U-14 boys team kept their winning streak going with a  good eight point win over St Michaels in Kilglass.  On Saturday evening our junior A team played St Dominic’s in Kilglass in the Tansey cup. This was the team’s first game in a long time and the hunger for football showed as Kilglass were on top from the start. The second half they built on it more and ran out 13 point winners in the end. The winning streak came to an end with our Junior B team receiving a lesson from Boyle. Our U-10 boys team, reached the final of the U-10 blitz but were beaten by a better and more skilful Annaduff team who won the Pauric Murphy cup. Well done also to Fenagh St Cailin’s and Kilbride who contested the A final for the Kevin Hanley cup. Thank you to everyone who helped out with the tournament especially Jackie Cox for his hard work in having the park looking in best shape for all the visiting teams. Well done to Linda Corcoran, Emma Compton, Gerard Nugent and the Roscommon Ladies minor team as they defeated Mayo in the Connacht championship on Friday last, they now play Galway this Saturday.   KILMORE  Elphin defeated the King and Moffitt sponsored junior team on Sunday in the league. Their next game is against Strokestown on this Friday evening at 8pm in Strokestown.  The U-16 team defeated St Barry’s on Tuesday last in Kilmore and qualified for the county semi final against Oran.  The annual golf classic will take place on Saturday the 17th of May in Carrick on Shannon golf course. Anyone interested in taking part are encouraged to contact Jim King 086-6058384 or Pat King 086-2554081 as soon as possible to book a tee off time. Teams of 4 cost €200 per team which includes a meal on the day. The club urges all members of the club to support the golf classic.  The club wishes all Roscommon teams that are in championship action this weekend the best of luck. The club urges as many members as possible to come out and support Roscommon this weekend. The club congratulates and wishes the best of luck to Andrea Ffrench and Terry Clews on their recent marriage. The club extends its sympathy to the Hogg family on their recent bereavement.  PADRAIG PEARSES  U-16 Football Championship Final: Padraig Pearses 1-9 Clan na Gael 1-4. Congratulations to all involved especially the management team of Mike Dolphin, Niall Flynn, Michael Kelly and Eamonn Donoghue. U-14 Hurling Feile Final: Pearses 0-4 Athleague 0-8: Pearses U-14 hurlers put up a fine effort but just failed to lift the trophy against Athleague-Tremane last Sunday evening in Athleague. Pearses Senior Hurlers begin their championship campaign this Saturday evening in Hyde Park against Oran at 7pm the club would like to wish Tom Carey and his team the best of luck, please support. There will be a Céilí in the clubhouse this Saturday night 17th music by the Four courts Céilí band. This week’s fixtures subject to conformation: Leo Kenny Cup (Connacht League) Senior Football: Pearses v St Aidan’s Ballyforan Friday 16th May 8.00pm, Senior  Check out our website:   ROSCOMMON GAELS The junior team had a great win against Creggs in the league last Friday evening. Final score Roscommon Gaels 1-12 Creggs 2-5. The management for the junior team this year has now been finalised. Mick Brehony, Seamus Duke and Brian Keenan will look after that team for the rest of the year. The junior team will train with the seniors under Mickey Menton. The senior and minor teams both play challenge games in Galway this weekend. Please check with David Kelly (Minors) and Mickey Menton (seniors) for travel details. The senior team beat Maryland (Westmeath) in a challenge game by 2-9 to 0-13 last Sunday. Maryland are in the final of the ‘celebrity bainisteoir’ competition on RTE. The senior hurlers open their 2008 championship campaign with a game against Tremane in Hyde Park on Sunday next. The game throws in at 4pm. Good luck to all concerned. The club wants plenty of members to come out on Saturday to help because there are three hurling games in Hyde Park on Saturday. Good luck to Roscommon seniors, minors and juniors this weekend as all three teams play in important championship games. The club Golf Classic will be held at Roscommon Golf Club on 6th/7th June next. Details from Paulie Hoare.  Club membership is now overdue and is now payable to Harry Hoare or to the relevant team manager. Membership rates as follows: Family: €80, Single €60, Students €50, Juvenile €40. The club are holding a major fundraiser – a 12 hour football, camogie and hurling marathon on Saturday May 24th commencing at 9am. Sponsorship cards are currently being distributed.  Ladies Football: The U-14’s put in a great performance but were beaten by Western Gaels at the weekend. U-10 and U-12 training as usual at Hyde Park Saturday mornings at 11.45am. U-16 to senior training at Hyde Park on Thursdays at 8pm and on Sundays at 9am. Please note early start this Sunday because of the Roscommon v Galway game. ST BARRY’S  St Barry’s will play St Croan’s in the ladies U-14 County Final in Frenchpark this Friday at 7pm. Come on out and support the girls. Good luck ladies. Congratulations to Aoife Gaynor and Charlene Banaghan who were part of the Roscommon’s U-14 team which won the County Final last week. It is a great achievement for the girls to bring such honour to the Barry’s ladies. Well-done girls. St Barry’s lost out in the senior league to Elphin in a game played in Tarmonbarry on Friday last. Final score Elphin 1-9 St Barry’s 0-6.  Congratulations to Finbar McGowan, Johnny Harte and Martin Guildford who were recently called for a trial for the County Junior team. Hopefully some of the lads will make the County team for next Sundays match in Galway. Our juniors B’s were beaten by Eire Og recently. If you are interested in playing ladies football this year and you have not registered as yet please make contact with Beatrice Gaynor, Noel McGowan or Pauline Conroy without delay. Fee for registration is €15. All U-18’s must produce a copy of their birth cert to any of the above. We urge all in the parish to give their support to the super effort now been put into ladies football in the parish. Training for U-10’s and U-12’s this Friday at 6.30pm at St Barry’s pitch. Friday evenings on the Barry’s pitch is a sight to behold. The small dedicated bunch of people with 50 or 60 youngsters been put through their drill is the order of the day. So we need to ask can we help out in any way? I am sure the backup would be appreciated, so have a word with Seamie, Pat, Peter, John and Seamus or whoever and see if they could do with a little help. All in St Barry’s wish the Roscommon senior and minor teams the best of luck on Sunday next in the Connacht Championships. We hope that this year will throw a little bit more luck our way in Roscommon in 2008. Senior Scor: Senior Scor takes place on April 21st. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Nuala at 087-7850003 or Ann at 086-0720810. ST BRIGID’S The Monster Auction held on Sunday last was a great success and the Club would like to thank all those that donated gifts as well as those that came to support the Auction on the day. A special word of thanks to the committee that organised the event and all that worked so hard on the day to make it so successful. Our Junior team beat Oran 0-18 to 0-3. Our senior team were defeated by Strokestown last Saturday 2-7 to 0-11 Senior Ladies League Final St Brigid’s 0-16 Kilbride 2-8. Congratulations to our senior ladies on retaining their winter league crown after an exciting game in Fuerty on Sunday evening there were some excellent performances all over the pitch with player of the match Chrissie O’Malley giving a fantastic display. A great start to what we hope will be another successful year for the girls. Best of luck to Roscommon in Salthill on Sunday next. ST CROAN’S It has been a busy week for St Croan’s with action at all levels in the club. Over the bank holiday weekend the Intermediate produced a great team performance, against a strong wind to defeat Creggs in the O’Gara Cup. It took five minutes for Croan’s to settle and despite being one point in arrears at half-time, they were deserving winners by 5 points at the final whistle.  The junior team hosted Castlerea in the Tansey Cup on Bank holiday Monday and this local derby ended in a two-point defeat for Croans. However a much-improved performance saw Croan’s defeat Fuerty in a highly entertaining game on Sunday last.  The minor team were well defeated by St Aidan’s in the league on Sunday the 4th. In spite of good start Aidan’s ran out comprehensive winners. The minors also had a beneficial challenge game against Glenamaddy on Saturday last and were winners by a point.  The U-14 team were defeated by Western Gaels in the league on Thursday last. St. Croans would like to wish Oisin Ward of Western Gaels a speedy recovery after sustaining an injury during the game.  The U-16 team are due to play Kilglass in the Championship semi-final on Friday next in Tulsk. Please check fixtures for the time.  ST DOMINIC’S Training for all beginners, U-8, U-10 and U-12 Footballers continues on this Sunday morning 18th May at 12 noon in the Pitch. Registration forms will be available at the Pitch on Sunday. The Whelan’s Sponsored Junior team were defeated in the Tansey Cup on Saturday evening. Best for St Dominic’s were S Gilleran, A Brennan and A Fallon A Meeting of our Golf Society will take place on Monday night next 19th May at 9.30pm in the Meeting room. This is the final night to have all outstanding Money from the recent Golf Classis returned. U-16 Football Training takes place this Friday Night at 7pm. Our U-14 Footballers played Roscommon Gaels in Knockcroghery on Sunday last in the League. This was a great game of free flowing Football by two skilful sides. The Gaels got off to a great start with a goal and two points in the first 10 mins but then Dominic’s scored some great points from play before Shane McCormack scored a wonderful Goal and Dominic’s led by 3 pts at the break. Martin McDonnell in goal, Michael O’Riordan at full back and Shane McCormack at midfield were outstanding with Ronan Morris, Darren Donnelly and Sean McGloin the pick of the forwards. U-12 Training takes place this Friday night from 6-7pm with the possibility also of a challenge Game. Please note that if you are not already registered contact your Secretary or any of your Trainers.  Training Times: Friday 9.30pm for juniors, all players please attend. U-16 training returns 3rd June. We are looking for people to assist with training. We would be grateful for any assistance that people can offer. Anyone who has not registered, please contact trainers on the night. Fixtures: U-14 Division 2B Final, date/Venue TBC. U-12 Community Games, Quarter Final 18th June. Ladies U-14 Championship semi-final: St. Dominic’s qualified for the Div. 2B Final on a beautiful summers evening last Wednesday. St Dominic’s started well and led by a goal and a point early into the game but a resilient Boyle team soon replied and St Dominic’s led by the narrowest of margins at half time. Second half was end to end, a final score that does not reflect how close the game was. All players played their part. Good Luck in the Final. Please come out and support our U-14 Ladies in the Final who are now back to winning ways. Well done to Shona Tiley and Chloe Joyce who are part of the U-14 County team, which recently won a Connacht B Final. They now go through to the All Ireland stage. Good Luck to Dana Walker who was selected for the U-16 County Team. Congratulations to all who made their Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Good luck to those making theirs in the coming weeks. Well done to all the girls that participated in the recent CRN Irish Open Championship in Dublin and finally every success to all girls sitting examinations. ST FAITHLEACHS O’Rourke Cup: Next game against Western Gaels, weekend 24th/25th May.  Tansey Cup: We played against St Aidan’s on Sunday last. Final score: St. Faithleachs 2-7 St Aidan’s 2-6. Next game against Kilbride in Ballyleague next weekend, see fixtures for details.  Junior Ladies: We played against St. Croans on Sunday last in Croghan. Final Score: St. Faithleachs 1-8 St. Croans 1-13.  Blind Date: Look out for our upcoming fundraising event, Blind Date to be held in the Club House on Friday 30th May.  U-14 Boys: We had a narrow win over Kilmore on Tuesday last in Ballyleague. Final Score:  St. Faithleachs 6-17 Kilmore 9-7. Next weekend we play against Kilglass. U-8 Blitz: Well done to all involved in the running of the U-8 Blitz played in glorious weather last Tuesday evening in Ballyleague. All, players and their parents alike, had a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to Strokestown who attended to compete in the Blitz. It was great to see so many children, 3 matches going at the same time, they were all winners on the night.  Many thanks to Chairman, Jimmy Mangan for his great work in organising the Blitz an all who helped out. Refreshments were held afterwards in the Club House. ST JOSEPH’S Tansey Cup: St Joseph’s returned to winning ways with a one point win over a very strong Boyle side at Kilteevan on Saturday evening. An under-strength Joseph’s were down 1-7 to 0-3 at the break, but the interval pep talk by team manager Pete Gillooly seemed to have the desired effect! Despite a strong finish by Boyle, Joseph’s held out for a well-deserved win. Final score: 2-11 to 1-13. Best for St. Joseph’s were Niall Gillooly, Sean Gilleran, George Hoey, although St. Joseph’s displayed a solid team performance overall.  We wish both Shane Gilleran and Declan Donlon speedy recoveries from their recent injuries.  Our next outing in the league is against Kilglass on Friday evening next, see fixtures for details of time and venue.  ST RONAN’S As a mark of respect to the McLoughlin family on the sudden death of Margaret all club games, training and ladies fundraising function were postponed last weekend and will be held at a later date.  Eire Og narrowly beat St Ronan’s in the Intermediate league on Saturday evening. The score was 1-8 to 0-13 in a good entertaining match. U-14 girls play Elphin in the B final next weekend contact club officers for details. U-10 and 12 training will be held in Ballyfarnon on Friday evening at 7pm all players attend as match coming up shortly. Post-primary disco in Keadue Hall on Friday May 23rd. TULSK Tickets for the Roscommon V Galway Championship match are on sale in The Tulsk Inn on this week. The game takes place this Sunday in Salthill and all fans are hoping that an upset is on the cards. Tulsk have received a substantial allocation but any unsold tickets must be returned by Thursday night. Due to Alan Lavin’s involvement with the squad a large Lord Edwards crowd are expected to travel. We have Juvenile, Standing and seated tickets.  The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the DeNash Family of Flaska, Tulsk, on the death of Seamus over the weekend; Seamus’ sons John and James have both represented the club at various levels. May he Rest In Peace.  MICHAEL GLAVEYS Our intermediate team beat Tulsk last weekend by 0-8 to 0-7. Early points from Tulsk left them three ahead but points from Martin Mc Guire, David Paige, and Stuart Daly left the sides level at half time. Sean O’Connell had a fine debut between the posts and points from Gerry Cunningham, Stuart Daly and Sonny McNulty ensured that Glaveys went into a three-point lead after 42 minutes. The team are improving with every game and that is a good sign with the championship on the way. The U-14 team beat Shannon Gaels in the championship recently. A meeting of management and parents of the U-16 team will take place on Friday 16th May at 8.30pm to organise a trip to Kilcummin Co Kerry. Best wishes to the Roscommon senior junior and minor teams who are all playing this weekend. ORAN  The junior A team continued their good run with a well deserved victory on Sunday against Strokestown. Final score Oran 2-11 Strokestown 0-6. Liam Hoban and Gerry Fallon scored the goals. Training for all players on Wednesday and Friday nights at 8pm in Rockfield. The club wish Shane Regan and Eamonn Kenny the best of luck with the Roscommon minors on Saturday night.  WESTERN GAELS Congratulations to the U-14 ladies team who won the Division 1B final in Enfield last Tuesday. Thanks to all connected with the team and to our sponsors Hyde Contracting Ltd. Our senior team beat Ballymote in the first round of the Leo Kenny Cup and are playing Mohill this week. Our junior team has a good win against Shannon Gaels in the league at the weekend. The U-14 boys team beat St Croan’s also at the weekend. The annual Dinner Dance will take place at The Abbeyfield Hotel on Sunday 1st June. Tickets are on sale price €50 each.  Best wishes to Donal Casserly, Seanie Mc Dermott, Cathal Cregg, John Nolan and Derek Moran and the Roscommon seniors on Sunday. CREGGS Both Creggs teams have been enjoying mixed results in recent games. On Friday evening the Division 4 team was defeated by a strong Roscommon Gaels side by 1-14 to 2-5 in a keenly contested league game at Hyde Park. On Saturday Creggs played Glenamaddy in a challenge match which ended up all square at 1-9 to 0-12. On the May Bank holiday weekend, Creggs Division Four team defeated Oran in the Declan Harrington Shield played in beautiful conditions at Rockfield. Thanks to Oran GAA who invited us to participate in this worthy tournament and congratulations on the excellent organisation on the day.  O’ Gara Cup: Creggs 0-9 St. Croan’s 0-14. St. Croan’s pulled away in the closing stages to claim victory in this league game. The Creggs defence worked hard throughout, with Joel McPhilbin and Daniel Keane outstanding. MINOR STROKESTOWN A thrilling game of football in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday saw our U-16 team beaten in the final by St Aidan’s by 5-6 to 3-10.  Commiserations to our team who gave it their all and contributed well to a great game of football and congratulations to the Aidan’s lads. Our thanks to Conor Silke and Philip Duignan who put a great effort into preparing the team and thanks to our supporters who gave our team great encouragement.   Our U-8 players played in a very enjoyable blitz organised by St. Faithleach’s on Monday last.  Our thanks to the Faithleach’s club for the invite and the hospitality.   Our U-10 players took part in the Kilglass blitz and were beaten by Fenagh in the semi final by a last minute goal. Our thanks to Niall Kilcrann and the Kilglass club for the invite and welcome Our U-14 team had a good win over St. Barry’s in a fine game played in Strokestown on Thursday last. The U-14 panel and all of us wish selector John Rogers good luck with Roscommon against Galway next Sunday. Roscommon Gaels beat our minor team in the league on last Sunday week.   Good luck to Paddy Brogan and the Roscommon minors against Mayo on Saturday evening.   KILBRIDE A hectic week has flown by for all our underage teams.  U-14s. On Friday evening last our U-14s had home advantage against a strong and powerful Éire Óg. However, our wily boys had the chinks in the Éire Óg armour well sussed early in the game and they proceeded to put on a fabulous display of football. The green and white were well-deserved winners on the day.  U-12s. Wednesday saw our young squad in Hyde Park for a challenge match against our good neighbours Roscommon Gaels. A beautiful evening with a good entertaining match provided for the spectators. We took a long time to settle, but edged out narrow victors. U-10s. Our U-10 squad had the busiest week, with the semi-final of the Kilglass Gaels U-10 tournament on Friday evening against Tulsk. A tough match, with Kilbride two points down at half time. The pep-talk must have been something else because they came back out with all guns blazing and their shooting boots on. This saw them through to the final on Sunday evening against Fenagh/St. Cailan’s. This match was accompanied throughout by thunder, lightening and heavy rain. Our boys and girls fought bravely but credit where it is due, Fenagh won comfortably and deservedly. Our thanks once again to Kilglass for inviting us to the tournament. HURLING BALLYGAR Our Intermediate team played their second round Championship game on Saturday last, against Rahoon-Newcastle in Caranmore. Once again the game did not end in our lads favour as we lost out on the day on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-12. T The club Minor team played Rahoon-Newcastle in their second round game of the minor championship on Wednesday evening in Abbeyknockmoy and came away with a well-earned victory on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-11. The entire team dug deep in the final five minutes of the match, which they dominated for long periods, to snatch a win. Well-done lads.  The Junior C Championship begins next weekend. Our Junior C teams game is fixed for the 18th May against Athenry (venue to be confirmed). Please check with local notice boards and newspapers for exact times and venues. TREMANE U-8 & U-10 Hurling & Camogie Training: Saturday 17th May at 11am in Tremane Pitch. All children and parents are welcome. For further details contact: Frank Carr 087-7952972.  Congratulations to the U-14 Athleague/Tremane hurling team and management on winning the U-14 Feile final. LADIES ORAN Well done to Ballymore Properties sponsored ladies football team who defeated a strong Kilmore team in the semi final on Monday evening. The girls played excellent football with great spirit and go on to play in final on Saturday, venue to be confirmed.   STROKESTOWN Congratulations to the Junior Team who defeated St. Barrys in the League Semi Final on Saturday evening last. They now go on to face Shannon Gaels in the League Final (date to be set). CAMOGIE ATHLEAGUE The Club would like to congratulate Ciara Brennan and Lydia Clayton who were members of the Athleague/Tremane U-14 Hurling team who won the County U-14 Hurling Feile final on Sunday evening last against Padraig Pearses.  Both girls will be travelling to the Feile finals in Laois/Offaly at the end of June, 2008.    U-14 Skills: Congratulations to Laura Fleming on gaining 3rd place in the County Under 14 Skills. U-14 Development Squad: The following players from the Club have been chosen by the County Board for the County Under 14 Development Squad and have commenced training in Four Roads: Laura Beirne, Ciara Brennan, Honor Ennis, Roisin Doolin and Laura Fleming.