GAA Club notes

Football  Castlerea St. Kevin’s  O’Rourke & O’Gara Cups: Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team shared the points with Elphin in O’Rourke Park on Sunday afternoon last in blustery conditions on a scoreline of Castlerea St. Kevin’s 1-7, Elphin 1-7. Later in the afternoon our Clasby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team were beaten by Western Gaels on a scoreline of Castlerea St Kevin’s 0-7, Western Gaels 1-13.  Our Junior team are scheduled to play St. Michaels in the Northern Div IV league on Sunday evening next in O’Rourke Park at 5.00 pm. Presentation Function: Last year’s Tansey Cup winning team were presented with their medals at an enjoyable function in the O’Rourke Centre on Sunday night last by Co. Board Chairman Michael McGuire.  Engagement: Heartiest congratulations to Derek Flynn on his recent engagement. Lucky Numbers Draw: 5,14,23,24 were the numbers drawn in this week’s Lucky Numbers Draw; there was no winner so next week’s jackpot goes to €8,950 with the draw in the Cosy Bar on Friday night next; €40 winners on the night were Stephen Madden, Majella Tarmon, Mark Murray, Daryl Kelly, Frank Cahill and Dermot Henry. Bingo: Apologies to all our bingo patrons for the confusion over the venue on Friday night last; we are very grateful to the management and staff of St Paul’s N.S, particularly Vincent O’Connell who looked after us at very short notice. Drama: Congratulations and well done to all involved with the play last week; it was excellent entertainment and thankfully the work of the cast and backstage crew was rewarded with full house signs up every night. Roscommon Gaels  Roscommon Gaels 3-5 St Brigids 3-4. Our senior footballers scored a very good one-point win against St. Brigids in Kiltoom last Sunday in the O’Rourke Cup. Gaels team: Enda Daly; David Kelly, Brian McNeela, Paul Gleeson; Mike Ryan, John Nolan, Kevin Kilcline; Niall Moran, James McDermott; John McHale, Gerry Kelly, James Comiskey; David O’Gara, Cian O’Brien, Robbie Gaynor. Subs: Mike Cunningham, Ollie McGuinness. The next round of the O’Rourke Cup will be on Good Friday v Strokestown at home. Training for all senior and junior footballers at Hyde Park on Wednesdays at 8 pm and Fridays at 8.30 pm. The club are holding a general knowledge table quiz at Church Street Station on Friday 30th March at 10 pm sharp. Tables of 4 €20. Raffle on the night. Please support. Senior hurling training Wednesdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 5pm  and the Community School pitch in Lisnamult. Minor football training Tuesday at Hyde park at 7 pm. Roscommon v Longford at Hyde Park next Sunday: help required for stewarding, programme selling and shops on Sunday. Please attend at Hyde Park at 2pm sharp. Lotto: numbers drawn 4, 10, 17, 18 — no jackpot winner. €30 each to Eileen Mullen, Eileen Morris, Bertha Finneran, Carmel Egan, Shane Dolan. Jackpot €2,950.  The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Hannon family, The Keegan family and to the Smyth family who suffered recent bereavements. There is a registration night in Hyde Park on Thursday, 22nd March 7.30 pm-8.30 pm for all U 10s who must be registered if they want to play football. Coaching for U 10s begins on Saturday, 31st March. All U 10s welcome. Clan na nGael  O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael 2-5 Creggs 1-8. Team and scorers: Darren Lennon, Niall McManus, Daniel Harney, Oliver Harney, David Flynn, Darragh Shine, Niall Shine, Emmet Rock, Gary Shine 0-1, David O’Neill, Mark Shine 0-3, Matt Scally, David Henry 1-1, Paul Bruce, Alan Dunne 1-0. Subs: Ross Naughton, Andy Carbery.  O’Gara Cup: Clann na nGael 1- 3 Tulsk 2-6.  Team and scorers: Joseph Fallon, Kenneth Dowling, Daniel Harney, Raymond Fallon, Derek Egan, Andy Carbery, Oliver Harney, Emmet Rock, Ronan Gavin, Paddy Naughton, Ian O’Reilly 0-2, James Keegan, Alan Dunne 1-0, Paul Bruce, Ross Naughton 0-1. Subs: Conor Jordan, Paddy Clogher, Philip Goode, John Paul Dunning.  MINOR LEAGUE: Clann na nGael 0-10            Padraig Pearses 2-9.  Night at the Dogs: The Club is running a night at the dogs on Easter Saturday night in Mullingar. There will transport running from Naughton’s garage on the evening and those interested in the transport can contact Breda Dolan or Ann Shine. Tickets for the night are €10 and are available from members of the club.  LOTTO RESULTS: Last week’s numbers were 5, 11, 20, 23 and there was no winner. There were 6 match 3 winners each receiving €35. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,400 and the draw is in Shine’s.  CLUB REGISTRATION DAY: The club are holding a registration for boys and girls  next Sunday in Johnstown from 11 am to 1 pm and then in Monksland from 2 pm to 3.30 pm FIXTURES: Division 4 league — Clann na nGael v   Oran in Johnstown on Saturday evening at 5.15.  Oran  Oran scored a very good 2-9 to 2-3 win over Boyle in the Tansey Cup at the weekend. Boyle led by 2-2 to 0-4 at half-time but Oran scored 2-5 in a very good second half. Charlie Maguire and Ivan Conneely were the goalscorers. Oran team: D. McDermott; J. Monaghan, P. Regan, G. Maguire; M. Monaghan, D. Beirne, R. Varley; M. Dwyer, J. Garvey; I. Conneely, J. Cassidy, S. McDermott; C. Maguire, F. Quine, L. Hoban. Subs: B. Flynn, D. Harrington. Next match in three weeks time. Training on Wednesdays and Fridays in Rockfield at 8 pm. The Junior B team played against Williamstown on Bank Holiday Monday and Williamstown won by four points. Next weekend the team play Clan na nGael in Johnstown and the following week they play Padraig Pearses at Woodmount. Well done to the minors who beat St. Michaels last Sunday in the League. St. Faithleach’s  Lotto: Next draw on Monday 19th March in the Clubhouse – Jackpot €2,600. Yearly Lotto: Annual subscription of €50 due at the end of the month for the lotto draw for the year. O’Rourke Cup: We played against Kilmore on Sunday last and lost by a point. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 1-9 Kimore 2-7. Team: D. Thompson; G. Connor, A. McCormack, D. Thompson; M. F. O’Grady, A. Murtagh, S. Ormsby; R. Cox, P. Wallace; B. Scally, G. Cox (0-7), S. O’Grady (1-2); D. Hussey, H. Kenny, P. Cox. Subs used: A. Brehon, M. Reynolds, P. Hunt. Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now on sale for our Major Fundraising Draw. Tickets are €100 and the first draw will take place on 25th May, 2007.   Club Membership: Annual Club membership is now due. Please pay Tom Irwin — €25 per member, €10 for students. Training: Training continues on Wednesday & Friday night as usual. Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Doreen & Pat Murray, Cloontuskert & the Nolan Family, Kenagh on the death of their mother Helen (Lolly) Nolan. To Patricia Manning & family, Ballyleague on the death of her nephew Joseph Sullivan in England. Congratulations: To Peter & Sharon Manhon on the birth of their baby boy, Kyle. St. Croans The death of Club President Seamus Keegan on Thursday last brought sadness to the communities of Ballymoe and Ballintubber. Seamus was a long-standing member of St. Croans. As a player, he captained the Junior team of 1965 to a county title. In the following years he remained actively involved in St. Croans both on and off the field and his contribution, enthusiasm and love of the game will be sorely missed. The club would like to express sincere sympathy to his wife and family. Ar dheis dé go raibh a h-anam dilis.  Due to the passing of Seamus the social and all competitive action due to take place over the weekend, were postponed. Details of rescheduled events will be available at a later date.  There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 2, 9, 17, 26. The five lucky dip winners were: Helen Egan, Castlerea; Jackie Keogh, Athboy, Co. Meath; Olivia Feeney, Ballintubber; Tom King, Ballintubber and Norie Kelly, Cornamuckla. Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Miko Kenny, Martin Keane and Domnic McDonnell and Padraic Conama, Eamonn Ceannt and William Tiernan in Ballymoe.     Creggs  Creggs and Clan na nGael served up a Paddy’s day cracker when they shared the points in the O’Gara Cup match, played in Creggs. A strong wind made it difficult to play, while the underfoot conditions were also heavy due to the recent unrelenting rainfall. However both teams contrived to play fast-flowing football and entertained the enthusiastic crowd right to the final whistle. Clan opened the stronger, and even though against the wind, went into an early 1-2 to 0-1 lead. We were to come back strongly, and the half ended level at 1-5 to 1-5, our goal coming from a long range Conor Connelly free that made it all the way to the net. With a strong breeze to come Clan would have been favoured but both teams found scores hard to come by in the 2 nd half, and after a doughty battle it finished with honours even.  St. Brigids The senior football team lost by a point to Roscommon Gaels on Sunday last. The minor team lost by two points to Padraig Pearses also in the league last Sunday. Indoor training for all U 12s every Wednesday night at 8 pm. Lotto: numbers drawn: 7, 9, 10, 17 — no jackpot winner. Match 3 winners: John Lowry, John Sammon, Colm Cummins, Ronan Clifford, Kevin Dooley, Tom Doolan, Martin Egan, Dermot and James Murray, Paul Coyle, Mary O’Connor, Eileen Walshe, Marion Grehan. Next draw at the clubhouse on Sunday night at 1 pm with jackpot at €4,400. Membership now due and payable to PJ Martin. Annual Dinner Dance on Sunday, April 8th in the Hodson Bay Hotel. Tickets available. St. Michaels  We had a very sucessful Dinner dance in The Landmark Hotel last Sunday night. MC was Willie Hegarty. Awards as follows: Intermediate player of the year: Brian Reynolds; Junior player of the year: Nathan Doherty; Clubperson of the year: Frankie McKiernan; Parish Person of the year: Alan O’Hara. Special presentations were made to Alan O’Hara and Ronan Cox on the night. The Intermediate club game was cancelled at the weekend because of the weather. The junior team play Castlerea this Saturday in the league at 5 pm. The minors lost out narrrowly to Oran last weekend in the league. The U 16 team begin their campaign with a game against St. Barrys this Sunday at 12 noon. St. Josephs A general meeting of the club will take place this Friday night, March 23rd at the clubhouse at 9 pm sharp.All members please attend. We play Boyle in the Tansey Cup on Saturday at 5 pm. Congrats to Joe Davis who celebrated his 21st recently and to Mark Fox who had a big win in the Co. Board draw this month. Sympathy to the Murphy family on the recent death of Michael Stynes, RIP. Kilmore The senior team had a one-point win in the O’Rourke Cup at the weekend. The club are holding a ceili in the Four Provinces next Sunday evening — tickets are available all this week and it should be a great evening’s entertainment. Club membership now due. Adults €40, students €25 euro and underage is €10.  St. Dominics U-14 FOOTBALL: Training for the coming Year will be on Mondays from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm and on Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm. We are delighted to announce that Enon Gavin will be in charge this Year.  UNDERAGE FOOTBALL TRAINING STARTS: Training for all Beginners, u-8, and u-10 footballers starts on Sunday 25 th March. Training this Year will be from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. CLUB HISTORY NOTICE: A special Committee has been set up to research and write a history of G.A.A.activities in the Parish. The Committee would appreciate if anyone with old photographs, reports or indeed any historic information would please contact any of the below as soon as possible. Chairman-Donald Feeley Secretary-Eileen Fallon Ass Secretary- Ann Connaughton Treasurer J.J.Weir Editor Liam Byrne Committee John Murray,Michael O’Connor, Tommy Fallon. SCOR: The county finals of senior scór were held in Culleen hall on Friday  2nd March. A great night’s entertainment was had and St. Dominics emerged  victorious in five of the competitions namely figure dancing, set dancing,  ballad group, recitation and solo singing. Well done to all concerned and  good luck in Ballinamore where the Connaught finals will be contested on  31st March. It is hoped to run a bus to this event and anybody interested in  travelling should contact Thomas on 086-3853804 or Nuala on 086-8154927. st Dominics were also awarded club of the year and the shield was presented  to Thomas Murray chairperson of the club by Ms. Diane Dennehy, County  Chairperson.  CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Elizabeth Donlon who was named Roscommon Sports Personality of the Year for Community Games. Also congratulation to Knockcroghery Macra Group who are through to the All-Ireland Final in the Drama Competition. SYMPATHY: The Club offer its sympathy to the Byrne and Beattie families on the Death of Michael Byrne Scregg. Michael played football for Rahara and was always a generous supporter of any of our Club fundraisers.   Minor Oran  U-18: Oran 1-12 St. Michaels 2-5. Our Minor Team had a hard-fought win over St. Michaels last Sunday in Rockfield. U-16: Training for the U-16 team continues on Wednesday evenings and Sunday Mornings. We had recent challenge games with Glinsk and Castlerea. U-14: Our U-14 team also continues on Wednesdays and Sunday mornings. We recently had a visit from Barna U-14 team and we will be making a return visit to the Galway Club in the coming weeks. All U-14 players are requested to give a copy of their birth cert and a signed passport photo to the team management, this is required for this year’s Feile Competition. Hurling  Oran  Numbers drawn in lotto on Sun. 18th March were 01, 18, 20, 26. As there was no winner, the following received €20 each: Margaret McGrath, Donamon; Bernadette Kelly NT, Clooneenbane;  Rosie Walsh, Kiltoom; Christy McDermott, Tonlagee; Maura Monaghan, Corbally; Damien Maguire, Corbally; Eibhlin Clifford, Mullingar and Denise Kenny, Donamon. Next draw takes place in Kenny’s on Sunday, 1st April ’07 for jackpot of €3,100. Co. Board Draw: The Roscommon Co. Board GAA draw for the year ahead will start in April. This year there will be 2 prizes for each of the 12 draws and prize money or value of prizes have been increased. Clubs will be returned 20% of each ticket sold provided they reach the target set down by the Co. Board, which is 100 in the case of Oran In the past 12 months the October draw was held in Oran and the club would also like to congratulate John Crehan, Oran who won 1 of the cars on offer during the year. Contact Michael Fitzpatrick on 086 3874276 or Christy McDermott 087 4127431 before 10th April.  Camogie Athleague   Indoor Camogie: All u.12 players please note that indoor camogie will now commence on this Friday night, 23 rd March, 2007 at 6.00 p.m. sharp in the Community Centre, Athleague instead of the usual starting time of 7.00 p.m. The Club will be travelling to Castlebar on Saturday, 31 st March to take part in the Connacht Indoor Blitz. All Under 11 players who come to indoor camogie are invited to come along. Details will be given to the players on Friday night. Sponsored Walk: The Club will be holding their Annual Sponsored Walk on Easter Monday commencing at 12 noon from the Community Centre, Athleague.  Sponsorship Cards will be given out this week.   U-14: The Under 14 championship commences on the week beginning 26 th March with a game at home to Four Roads.  The Under 16 team’s next outing is on the weekend of 31 st March as a number of the Club players will be involved with the County Under 16 this weekend away to Cavan.