GAA Club Notes

BOYLE  The U-12’s had a good win against Clann na Gael last Saturday in the Abbey Park. In a hard fought encounter the final score was Boyle 2-5 Clan na Gael 2-3 Next match versus St. Brigid’s next Sunday 24th at 12.30pm in Kiltoom.  The U-10 Blitz finished last Wednesday evening with Boyle winning the final against St Michaels. This was followed by the usual victory parade through the town.  The tournament was a big success and thanks to all who took part in any way.  Special thanks to all the referees, the Roscommon Herald for sponsoring the trophy and to Breen Morahan Accountants, Ballinagare for sponsoring the medals. Tickets for the Roscommon €€100 draw are now available from local executive members.  Your support will be appreciated. The Club wish to extend its sympathy to all the Brennan Family on their recent bereavement CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S  Our Clasby Beale Associates sponsored intermediate team had a good win over Strokestown in O’Rourke Park on Saturday evening last. Final score Castlerea 1-13 Strokestown 0-7. The next game in this competition is scheduled for this Saturday afternoon against Eire Og in O’Rourke Park at 4pm. our junior team also had a good win in their league, beating Western Gaels in Frenchpark on a scoreline of Castlerea St Kevin’s 2-7 Western Gaels 0-4. Our Gilmartin’s Cash & Carry sponsored senior team are scheduled to play St. Aidan’s in Ballyforan on Sunday next at 3pm. Hard luck to Roscommon senior team on their defeat to Sligo in Hyde Park on Sunday last. They must now await the outcome of the qualifier draw on Sunday next to find out who their opposition will be in the next round. We wish Roscommon minor team and in particular our two representatives, Niall Collins and Nathan Blighe, the best of Luck when they take on Mayo in the Connacht semi final in Hyde Park on Saturday evening next at 6.30pm. CLANN NA NGAEL  Clann na nGael 2-13 St. Brigid’s 0 -7: The Clann na nGael Junior B team continued their run in the championship with a victory over our neighbours St. Brigid’s in Knockcroghery on Saturday evening last. The game was played in damp conditions, and after Brigid’s hit over the games first score it was Clann on top for the remainder of the game.  Fergal Shine scored a goal with a Zidane type finish, which helped Clann to be 1-7 to 0-4 up at the break. Clan’s domination spilled over into the second half and a Luke Naughton goal put the icing on the cake for Clann. U-10 community games: Drum/Clonown 3-3 Roscommon 3-5: Drum/Clonown were narrowly beaten by Roscommon in the Community games.  It took a late goal to separate the 2 sides in an evenly contested game.  Clann na nGael 3 – 3 Padraig Pearses 1- 6: The Clann na nGael U-10s had a very good win over Padraig Pearses in the ACC league in Johnstown on Monday last.  After a poor first half Clann came to life in the 2 nd half and they put in a great team performance to pip a very good Pearses team. Feile meeting: The club is holding a meeting for all host families and volunteer workers for the upcoming Feile weekend, in the clubhouse on Monday (25 th of June) at 8:30 pm.  All are welcome. O’GARA CUP Thursday Clann na nGael (1) v Creggs in Johnstown at 8.30pm. Sunday Clann na nGael (1) v St Michaels in Cootehall at 3pm.  U-12 LEAGUE DIVISION 3 Sunday Clann na nGael v St. Croan’s in Enfield at 12:30pm. U-10 ACC LEAGUE Monday June 25 Clann na nGael v MountBellow. EIRE OG  All roads led to Hyde Park on Sunday, sadly however, things did not work out well for Roscommon on the day. However two children from the parish had the opportunity to wear the county jersey while taking part in the ‘Go Games’. Well done to Rebecca Cox from Loughglynn N.S and Michael Morley from Lisacul N.S. Thanks to the members of the club who attended as stewards on Sunday.  Community games team qualified for Co. semi final with wins over Elphin and Kilglass. Semi final is provisionally booked or next Sunday evening at 7pm venue to be confirmed. Thanks to all club members who bought tickets in county board draw your support is much appreciated. Club extends sympathy to Creaton Family on death of John Creaton, Lisacul during the week. ELPHIN  O’Rourke Cup: Elphin 1-08 Roscommon Gaels 0-7. The senior team produced an impressive performance against Roscommon Gaels in the Orchard on Wednesday evening last. Despite having a depleted panel at their disposal, they went on to win the game by four points after a fine first half display put them in a commanding position at half time.  Tansey Cup: Elphin 4-10 St. Aidan’s 0-09. The junior team recorded a very good win against St. Aidan’s to keep up their exceptional form in the league on Saturday evening last. Having led the contest at the interval by only two points, goals at crucial stages in the second half secured the win.  KILBRIDE Cost of membership for the year is as follows Family (Two adults and all children under 18) €70 Single Adult €50 Student €30 U-18’s €20. KILGLASS GAELS  It was a busy week on the playing field this week with four games being played. The U-12 boys beat Balinameen on Monday evening, but on Friday evening they lost to a stronger St Michaels team. Our U- 10’s beat St. Barry’s on Monday evening but lost to Eire Og on Friday evening.  Castlerea beat our U-12 girls. Our U-14 boys had a good win against Kilmore, in what was a very close game. Our junior team were beaten by St. Michael’s in the Division 4 league on Saturday.  Fixtures: U-14 Boys vs. St Faithleachs Thursday evening at 7.30pm; Thurs:  B Feeney Minor Boys Training at 8p.m; Friday: U-10 & U-11 training resumes on Fridays at 7 pm. PADRAIG PEARSES Leo Kenny Cup (Connacht League) Final: Pearses 1-15 Louisburgh (Mayo) 1-7 Padraig Pearses retained the Leo Kenny cup with a fine display last Sunday in Hyde Park. Louisburgh started brightly and led 0-3 to 0-2 after 10 minutes but that was as good as it got for the Mayo men as Pearses dominated the rest of the half. There was some fine point taking thereafter with Sean Fahey leading the line with six points, three from play and with Mike Duignan, Paul Duke and John Connell also on the score sheet, Pearses went in at half-time 0-12 to 0-3 to the good. It was a more determined Louisburgh team that took the field in the second half and slowly they began to reduce the deficit but a fine Enda Barrett point eased Pearses nerves, this was followed by an Eana Ryan goal after a good run from Denis Whyte. Louisburgh struck back immediately with a converted penalty and it took a fine Mossy Dolan save to halt the comeback. Two more Sean Fahey points sealed the game in what was a fine win for Pearses. Team was Mossy Dolan, Damien Donnellan, Aidan Fallon, Padraig Kelly, Enda Barrett (0-1), Denis Whyte, Declan Duffy, Niall Finneran, Pat Connell (0-1), Paul Kelly, Ollie Brooks, Paul Duke (0-1), Mike Duignan (0-3), John Connell and Sean Fahey (0-9, 5f, 45) subs used: Eana Ryan (1-0), Emmett Kelly and Vinny Costelloe.   Junior B Football championship: Pearses 0-10 Oran 0-9 Padraig Pearses had a good win over Oran in Oran on Saturday evening last. Peader Glennon was Pearses top scorer with an impressive 6 pts tally. Colum Kelly did a lot of good work in midfield for Pearses while others to impress were Robert Donaghue, Conor Dolphin, Niall Cunningham and David Duffy.   Next week’s fixtures (all to be confirmed): O’Rourke Cup Senior Football Final: Pearses v Kilbride, Friday 22nd June 8.30pm Kilbride. Junior A Football championship: Pearses v Roscommon Gaels, Sunday 24th June Hyde Park at 1pm ST BRIGID’S  St Brigid’s 0-07 Clann Na Gael 2-14: A rather depleted Junior B lost to Clann Na Gael in the Junior B South Championship on Saturday evening last in Knockcroghery. Brigid’s fielding a very young side, were never able to cope with a much physically stronger Clann outfit.   Feile 2007-Congrats to all who helped out and participated in the successful fundraising events over the last couple of weeks  Anyone wishing to travel on the Club trip to Cape Town next January, please contact Ray Nestor, P J Martin or Frankie Dolan for details of Times and costs.   ST. CIARAN’S  This year St. Ciaran’s are hosting a team from Carlow during the Feile weekend of Friday 29th June to 1st July inclusive.  Families are urgently needed to host boys/girls from the visiting team. Please contact Tony Quigley on 0876606831 for further information, if you can participate.  Our U-14’s are doing very well on the county scene and any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Seamus Murray on (087) 2222874 if you would like to contribute. ST. CROAN’S  The U-10 team had their first outing in the annual Oran U-10 tournament when they played Tulsk on Monday last. The tournament got off to a good start with a victory for our youngest players.  The U-12’s travelled to Ballyleague on Wednesday to play St. Faithleachs. A good performance guaranteed a comprehensive victory for the Croan’s side.  A depleted U-14 team hosted Ballinameen in Enfield on Thursday. Despite the low score in the opening half, captain fantastic Philip Leech lead the attacked from midfield and good performances from K Smyth, K Keenan & C Sirr secured victory.  Finally the club would like to congratulate Damien Garvey and Mary Treacy and Cathal Finan and Julie-Ann Flynn on their recent marriages.  NAOMH DOMINIC  There has been a huge take up of Club Jackets and Bags in the past Week and anyone wishing to acquire a Jacket or Bag contact any Club Official. St. Dominic’s sponsored by The Whelan group made hard work out of getting a draw in their second round JFC clash with St. Faithleachs. In a lacklustre 1st half, St. Dominic’s made too many unforced errors and were punished for it. Despite Tomas Gilleran opening the scoring, St. Faithleachs then scored 1-5 without reply. Only a goal minutes before the break kept the margin down to 5 points, coming through Ciaran Hunts opportunism.  St. Dominic’s were a different team in the second half.  They constantly attacked the St. Faithleachs rearguard and scored 6 points in succession to go into the lead for the first time in the match – Gilleran, McKeown, & Hunt getting the scores. St. Faithleachs crucially were allowed past a second time and this regained their lead – 2 points. But St. Dominic’s showed great heart and scored 3 points in succession to enter injury time a point to the good.  With a number of chances to increase the lead squandered, Faithleachs got the equalizer and it both teams shared the points.  Junior game on Friday at 8:30 in Kilbride. O’Rourke game possibly on Sunday. Players will be informed by text during the week with arrangements. U-14 Football: Our Div 3 Team play St. Ronan’s this Thursday evening in Ballyfarnon at 7.30pm.  Following a good win over St. Aidan’s in our last game, our U-12 Team will be confident going in to our next match on Sunday next when we take on Kilbride in Knockcroghery.  Our Community Games team bowed out of the competition on Thursday last when they went down to a strong St. Brigid’s side by two points. This was a good performance by the team as most are under age again next year. Our regular U-10 Team played out a thrilling draw with St Ciaran’s on Monday evening last in the Oran Tournament. We wish a speedy recovery to Liam Kenny who picked up a serious injury late in the Game. Training continues for our beginners, U-8, U-10, and U-12 on Sunday Morning from 12 to 1pm. Our Club offer its Sympathy to the Coyne Family, Sandfield, Murray Family, Moneymore, and Quinn Family Carnagh. ST. FAITHLEACH’S  O’Rourke Cup: We play against St. Brigid’s in Ballyleague next weekend. See fixtures for details. Junior Championship: We played against St. Dominic’s on Saturday last in Knockcrockery. Final Score – St. Faithleachs 2-08 St. Dominic’s 1-11. See fixtures for game next weekend. Training continues as usual in St. Faithleachs pitch ST. JOSEPHS  Tansey Cup: Our scheduled match against Oran did not take place at the weekend.  St. Joseph’s had a 7 point victory over Kilbride on Saturday evening. St Joseph’s led from start to finish, going in at half time 3 points ahead. They extended their lead immediately on the resumption of play, and some excellent scores from Peter Gillooly, Paul and Seán Gilleran, Fergal Towey and Dominic Gillooly, meant St. Joseph’s won easily. However, it was the 2 excellently finished goals by Mark Fox that was the difference in the end. Final Score: 2-11 to 0-10. It was a strong team performance overall, with all players giving their very best. ST MICHAELS  Games in the second round of the O’Gara Cup league for the Intermediate team should resume this weekend with a game against Clann na nGael – see fixtures for details. Our junior team had a good win over Kilglass Gaels on Saturday evening. The junior ‘B’ championship is due to commence next weekend – see fixtures for details. The U-10’s beat Strokestown in the Boyle tournament last week which meant they had won five out of their six games. They eventually lost out to Boyle in the final. Thanks to the Boyle club for hosting a very enjoyable and well run tournament for this age group and also for providing refreshments for the players. Coaching continues for U–10’s on Saturday mornings at 10.30. Our U-12’s had a third win in the league defeating Kilglass Gaels on Friday evening last. They are due to play Kilmore next weekend at home- see fixtures for date & time.  The U-14’s may have two games this week – again see fixtures for details. U-16: A challenge game has been arranged against Knockmore from Mayo at Ardcarne Park on Saturday next at 3p.m. Best of luck to Alan O’Hara and the county minors who take on Mayo in the Connacht semi-final at Hyde Park on Saturday evening next. The Feile is now just over one week away and a meeting takes place in the Complex on Thursday evening at 9 pm for families who are accommodating visiting players. Once again our annual Golf classic proved very successful with over 35 teams taking part. The winners were 1 st : Mick Mannion, Brenda Kelly, Joe Collins, Liam Rynn; 2nd: Joe Casey, Cyril Mulvey, Derek Shannon, Ken Smith; 3rd: Stephen Bohan’s team. Thanks to all who took part and provided sponsorship all of which helps greatly to keep the club functioning financially for the year. Tulsk GAA Club  The club would like to sincerely sympathise with the Nolan Family on the loss of their son and brother Stephen on Monday morning, we also extend our sympathies to the Green family, Lismurtagh and to the Western Gales club. Stephen was a great friend to many in the Tulsk club and his sudden death was greeted with utter devastation around the parish. May he rest in peace. MINOR ROSCOMMON GAELS  Minor Hurling: Training resumes on Saturday 23rd June. U-15/16 Hurling: County U-14/15 Development Panel training on Saturday morning at 10am in Athleague. U- 12/13 Hurling: Training Fridays for both U-12’s and U-13’s at 7pm-8.30pm in the Hyde. U-12 away challenge game on Saturday. Meeting at library at 5.45pm. ST FAITHLEACH´S  U-14 boys next match will take place on Thursday 21st June at 7.30, away match against Kilglass.  Travel arrangements to be notified. U-12 Boys next match will take place on Tuesday 26th June at 7pm, away match against Eire Og.  Leaving from Club House at 6pm. Training continues on Saturday 23rd June at 11am. STROKESTOWN  Our U-10 team lost two games in the past week, the semi final of the Boyle tournament to St. Michael’s and the community games quarter final to Roscommon Parish.  In the Boyle tournament despite a great second half rally the Michael’s boys ran out deserving winners and despite another great effort they were unable to match a strong Roscommon side in the community games decider on Sunday.  Nevertheless they all did very well and we are proud of them.   A good all round performance secured a win for the U-12 side when they overcame Roscommon Gaels in Strokestown on Saturday. They play Padraig Pearses next Sunday away.  The U14 side won their league game against Elphin in an enjoyable game played in Elphin on Thursday evening. They play Western Gaels in Frenchpark this Thursday at 7.30. On the weekend after next we host the Feile competition and St. Maoilesa Gaels are staying with us for the weekend. More details next week.    LADIES FOUR ROADS  We would like to thank all those people who supported our annual fundraising draw, and to all those people who sold tickets for the draw. The following were the winners of the various draws: DRAW 1: €150 – Joe Mulry, Jamestown; €100 – Andy Lawlor; €50 – Phil Fallon; €25 – Michael McDonnell; €20 – Laoise & Jack McDonnell. DRAW 2 €150 – Damien Devine; €100 – Mary Shiels; €50 – Kathleen Ward; €25 – Brenda O’Dowd; €20 – Oisin Url.  DRAW 3 €150 – Megan Kelly; €100 – Andy Lawlor; €50 – Siobhan Coyle; €25 – Una Carty; €20 – Veronica Nolan. DRAW 4 €150 – Conor Hynes; €100 – Ann Dowd; €50 – Oisin Hynes; €25 – Niall Coyle; €20 – Tony Doyle.  DRAW 5 €150 – Hilda Moore; €100 – Naomi Nixon; €50 – Margaret Dolan; €25 – James Mannion Jnr; €20 Kyle Kelly.  Promoters Prize – Sinead Fallon CAMOGIE Athleague Camogie Club The Club would like to congratulate U14 & U16 star player, Ciara Kelly who took part in the Feile na nGael Skills competition last weekend, jointly hosted by Carlow/Kilkenny. Although Ciara did not collect the silverware, reports are that she performed exceptionally well and can be justly proud of her efforts.  The club would like to wish the Senior club players on the County Junior Team the best of luck at the weekend as they compete in the 2nd round of the All-Ireland Championship against Louth. Good luck also to the hurlers and County Management as they play the 1st Round of the Nicky Rackard Cup.