GAA club notes

BOYLE The Keenan Cup team despite putting up a great challenge went down to an excellent Western Gaels last Wednesday evening. Final score 1-6 to 1-4. Congrats to the U-12’s on becoming Div 1 League Champions. The campaign finished with a draw against Padraig Pearses in Ballinasloe. Training continues on Sunday mornings at 10am and Wednesday evenings at 6pm. The Minors suffered a defeat last Friday evening to Elphin and the Intermediate team also suffered a defeat against Castlerea in the Championship last Saturday.     ELPHIN Tansey Cup . Elphin 2-8 0ran 1-7. The junior team had a great win in the Tansey Cup last Wednesday evening against Oran in the Orchard Park.   KILBRIDE Kilbride 0-10 P Pearses 0-10: We played the first round of the senior championship on Sunday against Padraig Pearses, the game was very tight throughout and despite missing a number of key players Kilbride looked the stronger team. A draw in the end was a fair result. We now play Elphin on Saturday evening in Elphin. The Kilbride club would like to thank all those who officiated on Sunday at the championship. Well done to the Kilbride Ladies team who had a convincing win in the first round of the championship on Saturday evening.   ST BRIGID’S Senior Football Championship : St Brigid’s 3-15 Clann na nGael 3-7: The Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored Senior team got its Championship off to a winning start with a fine win over Clann na nGael (See report elsewhere) U-14: Our U-14 team recorded a fine victory over Michael Glaveys on Thursday evening last. Final Score St Brigid’s 3-9 Michael Glaveys 2-7 This was a great display by the lads and victory was fully deserved. They now go on to play St Dominics in the Co Final. Lotto This week’s lotto Jackpot is €2,000 and draw will take place in the Club house on Sunday at 10pm Trip to Cape Town: Anyone wishing to travel on the Club trip next January, please contact Ray Nestor, P J Martin or Frankie Dolan for details of times and costs. Numbers are filling up and deposits are required within the next few weeks. ST DOMNICS St. Dominics got their Intermediate campaign off to a good start with a 5 point win over Eire Og in Knockcroghery. A draw against Fuerty will see them into the quarter finals. Training continues Friday @ 8pm. Anyone waiting for Club Jackets or Bags contact David O’Connor as a new consignment has arrived. Our U-16, U-18 and Junior teams do not have coaches at present and we would ask anyone who could help out in any way with training to contact any of the Ladies Committee urgently. Our U-14 team has qualified for this year’s Div 1 Championship final defeating Padraig Pearses in a thrilling semi-final in Fuerty to qualify for its first U-14 Div 1 Final in over 20 Years. Final score 3-9 to 1-8. The Final is provisionally fixed for Saturday in Hyde Park at 6pm where we will play St Brigids. We would encourage support for this great group of lads in the Final. It is important that all U-12 players attend training on Friday evening and Sunday morning. Our U-10 team continue its participation in the Oran Tournament and training continues on Sunday mornings at 12.30p.m. Training continues for our Beginners, U-8, U-10 and U-12 on Sunday morning from 12.30 – 1.30pm. ( Note change of time).   ST RONANS Our minor team was defeated in the league against Ballinameen on Friday evening last. Our intermediates will play St Croans in the championship in two weeks. Our junior team plays Shannon Gaels in the championship next Sunday at 4.30pm in Elphin   ST MICHAELS The Intermediate team commences its championship campaign next weekend in Castlerea against the home team – see fixtures for date, time and venue. Our U-12’s played out a thrilling draw with Eire Og on Sunday evening in the Division 3 league final. The U-11’s were defeated by St Croans in the Keenan Cup in Enfield on Wednesday evening last. Lotto: The lotto draw will take place on Saturday night, July 21st in Beirne’s, Battlebridge for a jackpot of €2,100. . ST JOSEPHS Junior Championship : St. Josephs host Clann na nGael on Saturday 21st July in Kilteevan pitch @ 7pm. This game is crucial for St. Josephs who must win to maintain interest in this years Championship. Everyone is asked to turn out and shout on the Joes… your support is vital. Training continues on Wednesday evening at 8pm. As this is the last opportunity for collective training before our clash with Clann, all players are asked to make a special effort to attend.   ST. FAITHLEACH’S History was made on Sunday last when we had our 1st Senior Championship game on our new grounds. We played against Castlerea in what was a very competitive and entertaining game. Final Score St. Faithleachs 0-12 Castlerea 0-10. Our junior ladies team had a convincing win over St. Marys at home on Saturday last. Training continues as usual in St. Faithleachs pitch. Lotto: Next draw on 24/7/07 in the clubhouse, Jackpot €3,500. Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to the Murphy family, Ballyclare on the death of Liam Murphy and to the Caralos Family, Ballagh on the death of Sheila Caralos   ST. CROANS The week began with the U-11s taking part in the annual Keenan cup. An impressive performance against St. Michaels saw St. Croans comfortably into the next round. The U-14s began their championship campaign against Ballinameen on Thursday and despite a slow start were victorious at the final whistle. A depleted minor team was defeated by Shannon Gaels in the league on Friday. Lotto: Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Jimmy Egan and Gary Cunnane in Ballintubber and Seamie Connolly and Anthony Fleming in Ballymoe.   MICHAEL GLAVEY’S Michael Glavey’s 1-15 Shannon Gaels 0-6 : The Intermediate team had a very good start to its Championship campaign.   The minor team was defeated by Western Gaels and Strokestown thus ending its league campaign. The U-14 team was also defeated by St. Brigid’s in the Championship semi-final but is still in contention in the league having qualified for the semi-finals. We wish Thomas Finnegan a speedy recovery; he received a serious knee injury during the game against Shannon Gaels. ROSCOMMON GAELS Senior Football : Our postponed first round Ruby Oil Championship match will go ahead next Friday evening at 7p.m in Frenchpark. We play Western Gaels. We would like to thank Western Gaels, Strokestown and the County Board for arranging this fixture. Good luck to John, Harry and the lads. Senior hurling training goes ahead as usual during the week. Congratulations to Danny Costello and his beautiful bride Aimee Naughton who were married on Saturday last. We want you back in training after the honeymoon Danny.   TULSK The club wishes to express its sympathy with the Keane family, Lisalway on the recent death of Michael and also with the Coyne family Ardeevin on the death of Danny. Both men are from strong GAA houses and will be truly missed; May they rest in peace. Training: Two weeks now until Championship starts so a big turn out at Intermediate/junior training is required Underage: On Saturday last Tulsk U-8`s took part in the Strokestown Blitz. Tulsk faced Strokestown, Kilmore and Kilbride. Tulsk made a slow start against Strokestown and were narrowly defeated with the only point for Tulsk being scored by Callum Fahey, but with true grit and determination came back with a magnificent display against Kilmore to win by an impressive margin of 5-2 to 0-2. At the end of the match Jack Cahill said, ‘it was a great experience to play in front of such fantastic and enthusiastic Tulsk supporters’. Managers Sean Flynn and Eamon Donoghue wish to thank all the children for the effort they put in and would also like to thank Strokestown Minor Board for organising a great day for all.   MINOR STROKESTOWN Our minor team was out twice in the past week against St. Aidans and Michael Glaveys. They played Aidans at home on Tuesday and Glavey’s away on Friday and emerged with a win in each game.   ORAN Pride of Place this week must go to our McNamara Logistics sponsored U-12 team who have captured the Div 2 League title for the second year in a row. This is a tremendous achievement by this young team having gone all year without being defeated. Oran minor footballers had a good win over a strong St. Dominic’s team on Friday evening and have now qualified for the league semi-final. This is a great achievement despite being without the services of a number of key players. Our U-14 team had a hard fought win over near neighbours Kilbride in the Championship on Thursday last. In a close encounter where the lead changed on several occasions Oran finished stronger to record victory and in doing so reached the semi-final. See fixtures for semi-final details.   CAMOGIE ATHLEAGUE The club had success in the first 2 rounds of the U-12 championship during the past week when they overcame Padraig Pearses on Tuesday last on the scoreline of l-2 to no score whilst on Saturday they defeated Na Brideoga by 3-0 to 0-2.   Training for the team continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. in Athleague. All members of the panel are requested to attend. The team’s next outing is at home to Four Roads at a date and time to be arranged.   LADIES STROKESTOWN Junior training on Sunday at 11am. It is important that all players attend training; new players are always welcome to join.   BOYLE The opening game of the Championship against St Croans was postponed. Please check fixture list for new date. Training continues each Wednesday and Friday at 7pm. All tickets for the County Board Lotto Draw are to be returned to Club Secretary Sinead Cummins as soon as possible.   Next Saturday July 21st an U-10 Blitz will be held in the Abbey Park from 10 – 3 pm. All players to be at the pitch for 9.30 a.m. Parents, mentors and Junior players are asked to help out on the day if possible.   FOUR ROADS On Saturday evening we travelled to Ballinameen where we played our first match of the Junior A Championship. We played against a strong team and were beaten. Our girls played well, with a number of good performances, from Gertie Dowd, Ngaire Newland, Marie Hughes and Andrea Crean to name but a few. We look forward to our next match, details of opposition, venue and date will be advised later.   ST. CIARAN’S Our newly formed Ladies football teams U-12 and U-14 are having great success this season. Our U-14 girls reached the County Final in the Championship at the end of May having had successful wins over Oran, Ballinameen, Roscommon Gaels, Boyle, Oran, Castlerea St. Kevin’s and Padraig Pearses. They were beaten in the final by a strong Strokestown team. Congratulations to Ciara Kelly and Laura Fleming who were selected to play for the County. Our U-12 girls started off their season in the Community Games playing Boyle, Elphin, Castlerea St. Kevin’s in the semi-final and winning the County Final against Kiltoom/Cam. They now head off to Castlebar for the Connacht Final on 21st July. Congratulations to Lydia Clayton, Amy White, Niamh Brandon, Emma O’Rourke and Honor Ennis who were selected to play for the County.