GAA Club Notes

St. Michael’s  The junior team were defeated by Castlerea St. Kevin’s in Castlerea on Saturday evening. The final scoreline read 1-7 to 0-7 in Castlerea’s favour. Many thanks to Castlerea St. Kevin’s for the refreshments provided afterwards. The intermediate team were involved in a high-scoring challenge game against Oran in Rockfield on Sunday morning last. Again, many thanks to the Oran club for their fine hospitality afterwards. The intermediate team are due to play Éire Óg in a refixed O’Gara Cup game in Cootehall on Saturday evening next at 6.30 p.m. The U-16 team received a walkover against St. Barry’s on Sunday morning last. Instead they travelled to Knockmore in Mayo for a challenge against the home team. The club lotto takes place in Donnellan’s next Saturday night. Please support. Yearly subscriptions are available from any club officer. Tickets are now on sale for the revamped Roscommon GAA Members Draw. There are a number of excellent prizes on offer. Contact any club officer for details. Training and registration for the U-14 team takes place on Tuesday, March 27th in Ardcarne Park at 7 p.m. All players are asked to attend. St. Dominics A meeting of the Overall Executive takes place this Tuesday night, 27 th March at 9 pm in the Meeting Room. All committees please have two representatives in attendance. U-14  Football training takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 pm. Training for all Beginners, u-8, and u-10 footballers takes place on Sunday, 1 st April. Training this year will be from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. U-16 FOOTBALL LEAGUE Our U-16 team produced a very promising opening performance in the league  away to Kilmore. The final score of 3-13 to 0-1 does not do justice to the  efforts of the Kilmore team. However, the Dominics squad can feel satisfied  with a very solid team performance.  Training continues on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7-8pm. TANSEY CUP PLAYOFF VICTORY For the first time in many years, St. Dominics 2nd team will play Tansey  Cup (Division 3) after a thrilling victory over Roscommon Gaels on  Saturday last. Final score St. Dominics 2-12 Roscommon Gaels 1-12.  This means a guaranteed 13 games for the 2nd team as opposed to 3 in  Division 4. TEAM: Seamus Gilleran; David Corcoran (0-1), Declan Kilcline, Brian Ward; Ian Naughton, Padraig Naughton,  Mark Grady; Ciaran Hunt; Anthony  Naughton (0-1); Anthony Kelly (0-5, 2 frees), Paul Dolan, Brian Carney; Paddy Donnelly (0-1); David O’Connor (1-2), Malachy Gately. SUBS: Alan Craven (1-2, 1 free); Andrew Grady.  SENIOR SCOR CONNACHT FINAL The Senior Scor Finals takes place in Ballinamore on this Saturday, 31 st March. Dominics will be competing in five competitions following their great success in the County Finals. It is intended to run a bus from the parish and anyone interested in travelling please contact Thomas Murray (086-3853804) or Nuala Morris (086-8154927) before Friday 23 rd of March. Michael Glaveys  The junior team beat St. Barrys by 3-11 to 1-8 at the weekend. The ladies senior team lost to Padraig Pearses in the league last Sunday – 1-8 to 0-7. The team play St. Brigids on Saturday evening next in Kiltoom at 7 pm. The ladies team are on Lotto duty this week. We welcome back Cormac Costello from Australia. The club would like to extend its sympathy to Micko Walsh on the death of his brother Tommy who was involved with the Roscommon Supporters Club in Dublin. St. Josephs  Recent results: Tansey Cup Elphin 0-6 St. Josephs 0-4. St. Josephs 2-14 Boyle 0 6. Josephs team v Boyle as follows: D. Gibbons; J. Gilleran, S. Gilleran, D. Donlon; T. Gilleran, P. Gilleran, S. Reynolds; F. Towey, P. Gillooly (0-1); C. McIlvanney, J. Gilooly (1-2), M Fox (0-1); J. Gormley (1-0), D. Gilooly (0-6), R. Beirne (0-4). Roscommon Co Board draw: Tickets available from club officers. Good luck to Peter Gilleran who gets married to Vanesssa Cloete soon. Training for all players on Sunday at the pitch at 12 noon. Tulsk  The intermediate team beat Shannon Gaels at the weekend in a hard-fough game by two points. There will be no training on the pitch this wekend. There are two other venues that the club are using at present. The club would like to extend a warm welcome to the members of Whitehall Colmcilles who will be in the area on Saturday evening for the month’s mind Mass for the late Gerry Berine in Tulsk church at 6 pm. St. Croans The re-fixed O’Gara cup match between Croans and Ballinameen took place on Saturday last. St. Croans 3-10 Ballinameen 4-7. Squad: V. Egan, J. Ward, R. Hynes, J. Hester, J. Dolan, G. Mockler, T. Mockler, E. Towey, L. Maughan (Capt) D. Lannon, S. Lannon, M. Towey, R. Keenan, T. Garvey, P. Flynn, T. Egan, M. Connaughton, K. Conama, P. O’Connell, J. Connaughton, B. Mullins.  The U-16s also commenced their league campaign on Sunday last when they played St. Faithleachs in Enfield however, the understrength Croans side were defeated on a score of 3-11 to 1-6. Squad: S. Morris, C. Sirr, B. O’Halloran, B. Finnegan, D. O’Connell, D. Conboy, A. Grogan, K. Keavney, M. Holland, E. Conry, A Muldoon, P. Leetch, D. Finan.  On Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. training for the U.14s and U.16s will commence while training continues for minors on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m.   Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Gary Cunnane & Jimmy Egan and John Kennedy & Oliver Connelly in Ballymoe.  Roscommon Gaels Senior Football: Training for all senior footballers on Tuesday at 8.00 pm and Friday at 8.15 pm in Hyde Park. All players to attend. Promotion Play-Off: Our juniors were defeated by St. Dominics in Kiltoom on Saturday evening in a play-off for Tansey Cup 2007. Score: 1-12 to 2-12.  Well done to all players who turned up at short notice. Panel; E. Daly, M. Molloy, F. Gleeson, N. Mc Dermott, K. Doolan, P. Nolan, M. Sharkey, G. Clogher, R O’Gara, W. Burke, R. Gaynor, R. Donnelly, D. Clogher, D. Hynes, R. Oates, T. Murray. Junior Football Training on Tuesday at 8.00 pm and Friday at 8.15 pm in Hyde Park. U 16 football: Training Wednesday and Friday at 6.30 pm in CBS pitch.  U 14 football: Training VEC Pitch Monday and Thursday 7-00 to 8.00. Senior Hurling: Training as usual on Wednesday and Saturday in VEC Pitch Lisnamult.  U 16 Hurling training: Monday evenings CBS Pitch at 6.30 pm.  U 14 Hurling: Training Wednesday at 5.30 pm in VEC.  U 12 Registration Registration night this Thursday, 29 th March Hyde Centre from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  Table Quiz The club are holding a general knowledge table quiz in the Church Street Station this coming Friday, 30 th March commencing at 10.00 pm. Tables of 4 cost €20. Your support would be appreciated. Hyde Park National League Roscommon v Leitrim: Club personnel please note that help will be required for stewarding, shops and programmes at Hyde Park this coming Sunday, 1 st April. Please be at the Hyde at 2.00 pm.  Half-time Development Draw  Winner: Liam Fallon Padraig Pearses GAA Club. Votes of Sympathy The club offers sincere sympathy to Anne Ni Donnchadha, Hawthorn Drive, on the death of her brother Sean Connolly and the Dowd family, Lanesboro Street, on the death of Peter Dowd.  Clan na nGael    DIVISION 4 LEAGUE: Clann Na nGael 1-14 Oran 0-5. Team and scorers: Phelim O’Neill, Shane Gavin, Paul Dunning, Fintan Kenny, Philip Goode, Ronan Gavin, Paddy Clogher, Owen Murphy, Patrick Naughton, Enda Kenny 0-4, Mark Whyte 0-2, Derek Egan, Keith O’Neill 0-4, Fergal Shine 1-1, Paul Whyte. Subs: Joey Connaughton, Graham Petitt. U-16 LEAGUE: Clann Na nGael 2-9 Tulsk 1-5.  Team and scorers: Thomas Keogh, John Harney, Francis McManus, Shane Curley, Michael McManus, Cathal Duignan, Andrew McNamara, Eoin Connaughton,  Donal Beirne, Philip Lennon 0-1, Gary Lennon 0-2,  Aaron Duffy 1-1, Dermot Higgins 0-1, Laurence McDonagh 0-1, Andrew Harrington 1-3. Subs: Darragh Glynn, Gearoid Lennon, David Giles, Stephen Shine, Emmet Higgins.  U-14 TRAINING: Under 14 training is starting on Wednesday at 7 pm in Johnstown. All players are asked to attend, and new players are welcome. Manager Olly Mc Manus U12 TRAINING: The U12 team is starting training in Johnstown on Friday night at 6.30 sharp. All players are asked to attend, and new players are welcome. Manager: Joey Connaughton.  UNDER 8 and 10 TRAINING: Training for U8s and 10s is getting underway on Sunday at 11 am sharp. Managers PJ O Brien and Gerry Shine. Eire Og  Training for U12s continues at the pitch on Fridays at 7pm. U 14 coaching on Thursday nights at 7pm in the Community Centre. This week the U16 team was defeated by Boyle in their first outing. Coaching DVDs are now available from the county board offices.  To get any of these DVDs contact Willie Hegarty at the Co. Board or club coaching officer Ross Nolan. All primary school children are reminded that the VHI cul Summer Camp details are in the schools and they should check out which dates and venues suit this summer. 12 month Lotto available at just E100 for 52 draws – contact club treasurer Michael Creaton or any member of lotto committee.  Castlerea St Kevin’s  Junior League: Well done to our junior team who had a great win over St. Michaels in the Div IV league on Saturday evening last in O’Rourke Park; final score Castlerea St. Kevin’s 1-7, St. Michaels 0-7; the next game in this competition is scheduled for 14th April away to Eire Og, but we also have O’Rourke Cup and O’Gara Cup games scheduled for that weekend. We have no scheduled games this weekend in any league; our next outing in the O’Rourke Cup is against St. Faithleachs on Good Friday and the next O’Gara Cup game is on Easter Sunday at home to St. Ronans. Roscommon: Well done to Roscommon on their great win over Longford on Sunday last; our trio of Geoffrey Claffey, Ger Heneghan and substitute Enda Kenny can all be pleased with their performances.  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 Johnny Flynn or secretary Martin Perrill who will give you full details of the new-look draw for 2007. Lucky Numbers Draw : 4-11-15-27 were the numbers drawn in this week’s Lucky Numbers Draw; there was no winner so next week’s jackpot goes to €9,100 with the draw in the Mulvihill’s on Friday night next; €40 winners on the night were Annie & Sonia Petrini; Sarah & John Callaghan, Maureen Callaghan (Fairymount), Noel McTiernan, Frank Cahill and Mary Doyle; tickets at €2 each can be purchased from the usual outlets. Sympathy: We extend sincere sympathy to the family of the late Bill O’Connor, Tarmon who passed away during the past week. Bill was a member of the great Tarmon teams of the thirties and forties and along with the late J.P. O’Callaghan and Paddy Forde, Bill featured on all six championship winning teams; may he rest in peace. Castlerea St Kevin’s Minor Club notes: The Keith Revins sponsored U 16 team began the 2007 campaign with a victory over St. Brigids in Kiltoom on Sunday morning last on a scoreline of Castlerea St. Kevin’s 2-10, St. Brigids 1-7. Scorers on the day were M. Sweeney 1-0, M. Kennedy 1-2, J. Kenny 0-1, J. Dunleavy 0-1, S. Murren 0-3, F. Kelly 0-1 and E. Greene 0-2. Oran  The division 4 team were beaten by 1-14 to 0-7 by Clan na  nGael last weekend. Oran team: D. McDermott; K. Concannon, R. Mahon, P. McDonagh; C. Mee, K. Carty, P. Varley; R. Varley, C. McMahon; S. McDermott, B. Flynn, D. Harrington; K. Mullen, N. Garvey, G. McDermott. Subs: B. Donnellan, S. Hoban, P. Regan, P. Reaney.  Training continues for all players on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm. There is a Division 4 game this weekend on Saturday against Padraig Pearses. Junior A team played St. Michaels in a challenge game last Sunday morning. Final score 2-22 Oran 5-10. Thanks to the ladies  committee for providing  refreshments to both teams afterwards. Congrats to Ollie Dwyer and his wife Aoife on the birth of their daughter recently. St. Barry’s  Club meeting: An important club meeting takes place in the clubrooms on this Tuesday night, March 27 th at 9 pm. As many members as possible are asked to attend this meeting. The club extends sympathies to the Gibbons family, Curradrehid, Scramogue on the death of Noel Gibbons, and the sister and relations of Paddy Gavican, Scramogue who passed away recently. Our Junior side went down to a very solid Michael Glavey’s team last weekend in a game played at Tarmonbarry. However well done to our lads for a good sporting game – and indeed some of the boys togged out that had not played for a while. Lotto Results: Draw took place in The Purple Onion. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 24, 11. No jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €2,600 and draw will take place in Keenan’s. There are two Keenan’s shirts (small size) still left. This is the last of the shirts, so if you are interested please contact Tommy Hoare. St. Faithleach’s    Lotto: Numbers drawn 5, 12, 26, 30. No Jackpot Winner. 20 euro winners – Jillian Corcoran, Ballyleague. Jacinta Madden, Curraghroe. John Fagan, Anratbeg. Michael Mahon, Barnacor. James Hughes, Longford. Next draw on Monday, 2nd April in the Club House – Jackpot 2,700 euro.  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. The total Prize Fund is 240,000 euro consisting of 6 monthly draws offering a choice of 6 Star Prizes to the value of 20,000 euro – Car of your choice, Home Entertainment Package, Luxury World Cruise, Fishing/Leisure Boat, Home Refurbishment of your choice, Victorian Sunroom/Conservatory. 18,000 euro cash can be chosen in place of any of the 6 Star Prizes listed. A number of extra prizes includes – 1,000 euro Continental Holiday Voucher, Toshiba Laptop, 30 Mini Hotel Breaks, plus Cavan Crystal Merchandise. We have a Local Prize Fund of 5,000 euro confined to St. Faithleachs GAA subscribers. Tickets and Brochure available from any Executive Committee member. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. 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. MINOR CLUB NOTES:  U18 – We were defeated by the narrowest of margins last weekend. Shane Kenny, Niall Kelly & Kieran Brennan were impressive on the day. See fixtures for next match. U16 –  We won our game last weekend against St. Croans. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 3-11 St. Croans 1-06.  St. Ronans The under 16 team was beaten by Ballinameen in the first round of the league played in Ballyfarnon on Sunday morning last. This was an encouraging start by the team although an improvement will be required over the coming weeks. There will be under 16 training in Ballyfarnon at 7pm on Wednesday evening which will include part two of the foundation course given by Peter Carney. The next minor game is against Shannon Gaels in Croghan on Wednesday, 4th April at 6 pm. The Club extends its sympathy to the Sheeran family, Kilmacroy on the death of Mary Sheeran which occured last week. The Sheeran family have a long association with St. Ronans and Roscommon GAA and her son Brian was a former club officer with St. Ronans GAA club and also of the Roscommon County Board executive. May she rest in peace. Hurling  Oran  Oran has a double fixture against Clonguish next weekend. On Friday Oran meet Clonguish in Rockfield in the U-14 Hurling Championship while on Sunday the same teams meet in the Minor Hurling Championship.  On Saturday last Oran was defeated by Four Roads in the first round of the minor hurling championship in Rockfield. Oran:- D. Corcoran, D. Leonard, J. Carty, D. Kenny, P. McCormack, J. Concannon, S. Moylett, J. McDermott, D. McDermott, D. Concannon, R. Morris, A. McDermott, T. Feeley, D. Ryan, R. Cassidy.