GAA club Notes

Boyle   The 2000 Members Draw will take place on this Friday May 4th at 10.00 in the Royal Hotel.  A meeting of all ticket sellers will take place on this Tuesday May 1st at 9.00 in the Royal. All tickets must be returned to this meeting. Thank you to all who have supported the draw so far.  The U-14 Team were beaten by a strong St. Dominic’s in Knockcroghery last Friday evening. Final score St Dominic’s 4-12 Boyle 2-11. Next match in the Abbey Park this Thursday evening against St. Brigid’s.  Roscommon Juniors are playing Sligo in the Abbey Park on Friday evening. See fixture list for time. Please note all Friday evening training will be in the College field. It was good to see Sean Purcell back in action for Roscommon last weekend against Meath.  Congrats to the evergreen Pat Clarke on his recent handball success and also to his doubles partner Noel Rafferty. Castlerea St Kevin’s   Our Junior team travelled to Loughglynn on Friday evening last and came away with two valuable league points by defeating the home side on a 3-16 to 2-6 scoreline; this team is unbeaten in their league so well done to players and management alike; there is no scheduled game for this team this weekend. Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team defeated Kilbride in the O’Rourke Cup on Saturday afternoon last in O’Rourke Park; final score Castlerea St. Kevin’s 0-11 Kilbride 1-7. Like our juniors this team is also unbeaten in the league but have some difficult away games coming up starting on this Saturday away to Roscommon Gaels at 3.30 pm. Our Clasby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team play Creggs in the O’Gara Cup on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 pm in O’Rourke Park. Clan Na Gael Adult fixtures for the week: Friday May 4th: Div 4 St. Brigid’s v Clann Na nGael, Kiltoom 7:30. Sunday May 6 th O’Gara Cup. Clann na nGael (1st Team) v St. Michaels, Johnstown. 2:30. O’Gara Cup, 2nd Team Ballinamean 1-07 (10) Clann na nGael 2-11(17) Balinameen started well and were 3-1 up after first 10 minutes. But Clann rallied for the rest of the half and goals from Mark Shine and Ross Naughton left it 2-3 to 1-4 in favour of the Johnstown outfit at the break. In the second half, Ian O’Reilly led the way with 5 points on the trot. That knocked the wind out of the Ballinamean and their challenge collapsed. Clann ran out convincing 7 point winners. That moves the 2nd team onto 7 points in that group in the O’Gara cup and just one game away from guaranteeing entering the next round, with 2 games remaining games. Team: Phelim O’Neill, Dan Harney, Liam Og Naughton, Ray Fallon, Ronan Gavin, Andrew Carberry, Ollie Harney, Emmet Rock, Emmet O’Connor, Ian O’Reilly, Mark Shine, Ronan Killian, Ross Naughton, Luke Naughton, Alan Dunne. Subs: JP Dunning, Mark Whyte, Niall Kennedy, Brian Carr, Cathal Kenny. Eire Og   Training for all teams is now in full swing with the pitch a hive of activity as male and female teams of all ages train at James Timothy Park each night. It is great to see such enthusiasm. Our U-14 team travelled to Ballyleague on Wednesday night last to play St. Faithleach’s in the U14 league. After a superb team performance featuring some solid defending and well-taken scores we ran out comprehensive winners. Team: Kevin Henry, Shane Hester, Eoghan Flanagan, Denis Barron, Stephen Clarke, Eugene O Brien, Barry Webb, James Finan, James Finan, Christy Scally, Shane Jordan, James Flanagan, David Keane, Colm Lavin, Eoghan Cahill. Special thanks also goes to the parents who travelled to the match with players. Training for U14 now on Saturday evening at 6pm. U12 Training on Friday Evening at 7pm. Elphin   There were no winners in last week club lotto. The numbers were 1, 8, 26 & 28. The €25 winners were Michael Burke, Ronan Glancy, Alan Beirne, Elphin and Phil Taylor, Lismacool. O’Rourke Cup: The senior team are set to play St. Brigid’s on Sunday next at 2.30p.m in the Orchard Park. Tansey Cup: The junior team resume their league campaign against St. Faithleachs on Saturday next. See fixtures for details. A coaching session for all underage coaches takes place this Friday at 6.30p.m in The Orchard Park. Everybody is asked to attend.  Fuerty   Martin Murray Snr R.I.P. (1926-2007): Great sadness fell over the Fuerty and surrounding areas last Wednesday with the passing of Martin Murray Snr of Castlestrange. The parish has lost one of its great Parishioners and indeed a true gentleman. A dedicated husband and father, Martin was held in high esteem and this was shown last January when Fuerty GAA voted him in as President of the Club, the highest honour it can bestow on one of it’s members. His love of Gaelic games down through the years stayed with Martin right till the end and he was proud of the part he played in keeping Fuerty Football a float in the years gone by. A renowned player in his day he was full back on the famous Fuerty team that won twenty-nine out of thirty games from early 1949 to capturing the Junior Championship in 1950 and he brought pride to the club when he lined out for the county team in the 50’s. He also trained many underage teams in the club when retired from the game. Indeed only July 2006 was a very proud day for Martin when he attended the official opening of Mulhern Park and also was delighted to see the minors triumph last year. Martin had a great love for the land and farmed all his life in the area. He was always a man that could be called on by neighbours for help or advice. His passing has brought a deep sense of loss in the area among his many neighbours and friends. Martins’ love for his family was paramount, and his unstinting devotion for his wife Rita over the last few years was a true testament that indeed his priority was his family.      Martin will be truly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him though Martin leaves so much of his qualities in his son’s to carry on in his memory. Martin’s popularity was shown with the huge attendance at his removal and funeral mass. A guard of honour from Fuerty GAA carried his remains on both Thursday and Friday morning to his final resting place in Fuerty Cemetery. Martin is survived by his wife Rita, sons Seamus, Thomas, Martin Jnr and Noel, sisters Peg and Kathleen, Brother-in-law Tom, daughters in-law Clare, Ann and Mary, his grandchildren, extended family and many friends. Ar Dheis do go raibh a anam dilis. Kilglass Gaels Results: On Monday last our U-16s lost to St Michaels in the league by a point in what was a very close and hard fought game in Cooethall. St Michaels just pipped us to the post getting a goal in the last kick of the game. No U-10/11 training Friday 4th due to preparations for mock wedding. Thurs 3rd: Joe & Annette Rogers U11 Team -v- Shannon Gaels in Kilglass at 7p.m In Pauric Murphy U11 Tournament. Also Kilbride -v- Annaduff at 7p.m. Meeting: U-16 girls meeting Tues at 6.45 – all panel members must attend. Have you an hour to spare to help out?  All help would be appreciated any evening during the week as we prepare grounds and building for Mock Wedding next weekend. Congratulations Louise:  We wish to congratulate Louise Tully who was awarded a ‘U.K. Colleges All Star’ recently to mark some outstanding performances by her in various college’s competitions while she was studying in the U.K. Please note Bingo now takes place in the Kon-Tiki. Kilglass Gaels GAA Club:  Bingo continues as usual in The Kon-Tiki on Sat 28th at 9p.m. Come along – your luck might just be in. Bank Holiday Sunday at Kilglass GAA Grounds. High Fashion! High Drama! Great Fun! Roscommon Gaels Senior football training continues during the week as arranged. We play Castlerea St. Kevin’s on Saturday next at 7.00 pm in the Hyde. A youth disco will be held on Friday next 4th May in the Hyde Centre. Dancing from 10pm to 12.45am. Admission is €8 and mineral bar only. Shannon Gaels A general meeting of the club will be held this Friday night (4th May) at 9pm sharp in the Commuinity Centre. Anyone interested in buying a Co Board Draw ticket can contact the chairman or secretary. The intermediate team will play St. Brigid’s this weekend in Kiltoom. See fixtures list. The junior team did not field against Kilglass last weekend. Thanks to the player who did turn up. Naomh Dominic The Monthly Meeting of the Senior Football Club will take place on Tuesday Night the 8th May in the Meeting room at 9pm.  Well done to our County hurlers who won the Division 3 Title on Sunday last in Cavan. We wish Brendan Hanly a speedy recovery from the injury he picked up in the course of the game. Golf Society: All Money and Fees are to be collected this Week and returned top Eddie or Kevin Ladies Football: Our Ladies Committee are looking for any Players interested in Playing Junior Football this Year. If interested please come along to Culleen Hall on wed Night next or give your Name to a member of the Committee. Junior Football Championship: St. Dominic’s second team got their Junior Championship campaign off to a great start when they defeated St. Brigid’s in Kiltoom on Sunday morning. Aided by a strong wind breeze in the 1st half, St. Dominic’s opened the scoring through an Anthony Kelly free before the feat was matched at the other end of the field. Four poor attempts in a row followed as Adrian Brennan and Mark Miley began to get on top at midfield. But The Knockcroghery men soon began to convert with 5 of the six forwards getting on the score sheet before half time. St. Brigid’s only response was a 2nd point but Anthony Kelly’s penalty after Mark Grady had been fouled left St. Dominic’s 1-10 to 0-2 ahead at the break. With the wind behind them, the men in green and red started brightly with Tom Lennon scoring 3 points in a row and when they added another, it looked like the comeback would be swift, but St. Dominic’s held their nerve and continued to convert the openings that came their way. Anthony Kelly came more into the game and his 4 points allied to Tomas Gilleran’s second point of the afternoon kept them 1-15 to 0-8 in front entering the final 10 minutes. After the great effort throughout, St. Dominic’s began to tire but they kept their discipline and forced the home side into difficult shots. A late late goal from St. Brigid’s brought them to within 4 points but St. Dominic’s were fully deserving of their four point victory. Seamus Gilleran was assured in goal and Declan Kilcline’s experience was a vital factor in the success of the defence. Niall Fallon continues his return to fitness while in midfield, Mark Miley revelled in his new role and Adrian Brennan dominated the opening stages. Eanna Connaughton and Seamus McKeown both made impressive starts to their careers at this level. Team: Seamus Gilleran; Padraig Carney; Declan Kilcline; Mark Grady; Ian Naughton; Niall Fallon; Eanna Connaughton; Mark Miley; Adrian Brennan; Anthony Kelly (1-6, 1 pen, 2 frees); Tomas Gilleran (0-2); Declan Brennan (0-1); Seamus McKeown (0-2, 2 frees); Ciaran Hunt (0-3); Paddy Donnelly (0-1); SUBS: Ronan Gately for Declan Brennan (inj); Eoin Tully for Seamus McKeown (inj); James Kelly for Paddy Donnelly. St. Faithleach’s   O’Rourke Cup/Tansey Cup: For games next weekend see fixtures. Lotto: Next draw on Monday 30/4/07, jackpot €2,900. Yearly Lotto: Annual subscription of €50 is due at the end of the month for the lotto draw for the year. Tickets are now on sale for our Major Fundraising Draw.  U-12 Training: Saturday next at 11 o’clock in St. Faithleachs pitch. The Club extends deepest sympathy to Harry & Patricia McGann and family, Ballyleague & the McGann family, Ballymahon, on the death of Liam McGann, Clontarf. St. Josephs Training: There was a large turnout of players at training this week. Training continues on Tuesday at 8pm and Friday at 8pm. All players are asked to attend.  St. Joseph’s had no match last weekend. Our next game in the Tansey Cup is against Kilglass at Kilteevan pitch on the Bank Holiday weekend. The game will possibly be on Sunday 6th May. Please check fixtures for clarification.  St. Croan’s On Thursday evening the U-14 began their league campaign when they played St Dominic’s in Enfield. Croan’s put on a great team performance and in the end were comprehensive winners over a young Dominic’s outfit. Panel: A Cahill, D Lannon, K Keenan, D Malone, M Connaughton, S Mockler, R Timothy, P Leetch, M Mullen, S Smyth, C Malone, A Leetch, K Smyth.  The Intermediates hosted Tulsk on Saturday in what proved to be a tightly contested local derby. Tulsk took the early advantage & a well-taken goal had them in front at the interval. Croan’s began to play football in the second half. A great goal from J Connaughton saw Croan’s draw level. Tulsk scored another point to go ahead and S. Lannon pointed in great style to draw level once again. Captain, L. Maughan scored the winner for St Croan’s. However, as the saying goes the game was not over until the final whistle and a Croan’s victory required a fine, last minute penalty save from V. Egan to keep Croan’s on top. Final score 1-8 to 1-7. Panel: V. Egan, T. Garvey, R. Hynes, J. Ward, J. Hester, D. Cahill, G. Mockler, T. Mockler, J. Connaughton, L. Maughan, E. Towey, P. Flynn, S. Lannon, M. Towey, D. Lannon, A. Kelly, T. Egan, R. Keenan, S. Collins, P. O’Connell, J. Towey, M. Connaughton, M. Grogan and D. Dolan. St. Ronan’s   This coming week is a busy week on the playing fields as a number of teams have games in the various leagues. On Sunday at 2pm we play Western Gaels in the O’Gara Cup game in Ballyfarnon. On Bank Holiday Monday the junior team plays Tulsk in Ballyfarnon in a Division 4 league game at 2pm. The underage games also continue this week. On Wednesday evening the under 16 team plays Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass at 7pm while the under 14 team plays Ballinameen in Ballinameen at 7pm on Thursday evening. Tickets for the Roscommon County Board draw are still available from club officers. HURLING Oran On Friday evening last Oran bowed out of the U-14 hurling championship at quarterfinal stage when they were beaten by Athleague/Tremane. Oran had qualified for this stage by virtue of their unbeaten run in the B Championship and knew they would be facing a step up in class. Oran got a bad start with Athleague/Tremane goaling after 4 minutes. They rallied after this but found themselves 2-1 to 0-1 behind at half time, the point coming from C. Kenny.  Oran started the second half well but found the Athleague/Tremane defence difficult to penetrate. A further goal midway through the half left Oran with a mountain to climb but they gave everything against their bigger opponents until the end. Oran had some great displays from K. Crehan, S. Keane and P. Kenny in defence, T. Featherstone and C. Kenny at midfield and G. Keenan in attack. Despite losing this match this team gave some great displays in the earlier rounds making some great progress under their managers A. Fallon and G. Keenan. The B championship was a keenly contested one and Oran were unbeaten in their six games eventually emerging as B champions.  Roger Hynes chairman of Coiste Iomana presented the U-14 B Trophy to the Oran captain Tomas Featherstone before Friday evening’s game. Oran: P. Mee, J. Brandon, S. Keane, K. Crehan, N. Scanlon, P. Kenny, D. Keane, T. Featherstone, C. Kenny, R. Earley, K. Casey, G. Keenan, A. Cassidy, D. McCormack, K. Keegan. Subs: S. Keenan, C. Martin, D. McGreevey, W. Curley, And D. Regan. The club would like to congratulate C. Kelly, G. Fallon and D. Kenny who were members of the Roscommon team that won the National League Division three title in Cavan on Sunday last. Athleague   There were scenes of great excitement in Woodmount on Saturday evening last at 8.30 p.m. when the Club’s Under 16 team won the County A Final for the first time in 9 years when they defeated Padraig Pearses.  On that successful Under 16 team in 1998 was Annette McGeeney who was the trainer of the Under 16 team.  When Padraig Pearses and Athleague met in the round robin section of the competition a number of weeks ago Athleague had emerged victorious on that occasion but Padraig Pearses were missing a number of players on that occasion.   Team and Substitutes: Caitriona Bannon, Kelly Raftery, Niamh Conway, Ciara Brennan, Rachel Neilan (captain), Maeve Brennan, Aisling McConn, Rachael Fallon, Niamh O’Roarke, Ciara Kelly, Sarah Fallon, Nicole Reed, Deirdre Fallon, Amanda Fleming, Millie Naughton. Subs: Catherine Burns for Amanda Fleming, Elizabeth Neilan, Lydia Clayton, Sarah Crean and Emma Gavin. K.P. Egan from Egan’s sliotar Hitters will be in attendance at Athleague pitch on Wednesday evening next to give a demonstration to all under-age players and coaches in the Club at 6.30 p.m. All under-age players are requested to attend this demonstration. Four Roads Congratulations to the U-16 Camogie team who were victorious over Oran in the U-16 B Final on Saturday last in Woodmount. Four Roads put on a fine display of camogie to overcome Oran on a scoreline of 5-1 to 3-4.  Team:  Aisling Rogerson, Aoife Burke, Ciara Fallon, Petrina Verdon, Mairead McLoughlin, Ciara Clogher, Rachel Fallon, Nicola Crean, Niamh Corrigan, Ciara Kelly, Anna McCormack, Karen Conroy, Helena Naughton, Edel Treacy, Aoife Fallon. Subs: Orla Gately, Gillian Dufficey, Emma Jones, Suzanne Kelly, Irene Cunniffe, Olive McDonnell. Training for the senior team continues on Saturday next at 12 noon in Athleague pitch. LADIES Boyle The Junior Ladies had a very good win last weekend overcoming a strong St Croan’s side in the Junior League final in Loughlynn. This was a fine achievement for the ladies in only their second year of competitive football. In a thoroughly entertaining game enjoyed by a great crowd of travelling supporters the final score was Boyle 4-7 St. Croan’s 1-9. The Team was Saoirse O’Flaherty, Katrina McNulty, Sinead Keenehan, Sarah Keenehan, Dervla Beirne, Jenny Conroy, Sinead Cummins, Maria Keenehan (Capt), Nollaig Casey, Danielle Gaffney, Caitriona Hanmore, Emer Killalea, Niamh Sweeney, Nicole McDermott, and Sinead O’Donoghue. Subs were Sharon Conroy, Helena Sheerin, Laura Gannon and Christine Healy. Player of the match was awarded to Emer Killalea for tremendous effort and determination throughout the game. The Club would like to extend a sincere thank-you for the great support in Loughlynn and also would like to commend the Management on this great success. There was a great celebration on the team’s homecoming for this their first County title.