GAA Club Notes

Football Eire Og The intermediate team started the league campaign last Sunday in a very windswept Creggs and were well beaten on the day — however the performance was not as bad as the scoreline reflected. A couple of unfortunate goals were conceded in what was a very wet goal with ground conditions very difficult. Training for intermediate players continues on Tuesday and Friday. In the Intermediate championship this year we have drawn St. Dominics and Fuerty in the group stages. U 14 training continues in the community centre on Thursday nights at 7 pm sharp. Club meeting on Tuesday next 13th March at 8.30 pm in the clubhouse. The club extends sympathy to both the Roddy and Creaton families on their recent bereavements. Clan na nGael O GARA CUP: Clan 1-6 St. Brigids 1-6 Team: Colin Nicholson; Daniel Harney, Liam Og Naughten, Ray Fallon; Ronan Gavin, Andy Carbery, Oliver Harney; Emmet Rock, Emmet O’Conner; Ronan Killian, Mark Shine, John Paul Dunning; Ian O’Reilly, Paul Bruce, Conor Jordan. Subs: Liam Lennon, Alan Dunne, Patrick Naughton, Sean Walsh. SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: The county senior championship draw took pace on Tuesday last, and our senior team was drawn in the same group as St. Brigids and St. Aidans. It is sure to be a tough group with every game being a local derby.  TRAINING: Training has commenced for all adult teams on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8 pm. All are welcome and new players are welcome. The minor and U16 leagues are starting very soon so all players are asked to attend training this week. COACHING EVENING: Clann hosted a coaching evening last Tuesday night in Johnstown. The evening was well attended and very informative. The Club would like to thank the county board for letting the club host the evening and for organising coaches to come down to Johnstown. MEMBERSHIP: Members are asked to take note of the change of membership for the following 12 months. It will be €30 for ordinary members and €35 for students and €65 for players. For O.A.Ps it will be €10. You are asked to pay Alan Dunne as soon as you can and players are reminded that if you don t pay you can’t play. CLUB NOTES: Anyone wishing to have items included in the club notes should have them into me before Sunday at 5 pm. I can be contacted at 086-3060882. WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to David Kelly and Clodagh Shine following their wedding last Friday. Kilmore The club had mixed fortunes at the weekend. The seniors won by one point against Strokestown and the Junior team lost to St. Josephs .National Automation sponsored Minor team play Shannon Gaels in the first round of the league on Saturday 10th March at 2 pm in Kilmore. Padraig Pearses O’Rourke Cup: Pearses 4-9 St. Failles 0-4 Pearses got off to a good start to their league campaign with victory over a depleted St. Failles side in Woodmount last Saturday evening. Aided by a strong breeze Fáilles dominated the early exchanges and were rewarded with an early free, they then proceeded to kick a number of wides while Pearses were very accurate in their attacks and managed five points in a row — the pick of them a Michael Duignan point rounding off a fine move involving Pat Connell and Paul Duke. Fáilles scored their only point from play just on half time to leave the score Pearses 0-5 Fáilles 0-2. The second half was still close until Paul Kelly scrambled home a goal after a poor Fáilles kick out to stretch Pearses’ lead to 1-7 to 0-3, this and the sending of Fáilles full back proved to be the turning points. Pearses introduced Paul Moran for the final ten minutes and he punished a weakened Fáilles back line with three goals to give Pearses a rather flattering 4-9 to 0-4 points scoreline. Best for Pearses were Padraig Kelly, Denis Whyte, Pat Connell, Niall Finneran, Vinny Costelloe and Sean Fahey. Pearses team: Mossy Dolan; Damien Donnellan, Aidan Fallon, Kevin Flynn; Padraig Kelly, Denis Whyte, Declan Duffy; Pat Connell (0-1), Niall Finneran; Vinny Costelloe (0-1), Paul Kelly (1-1), Paul Duke (0-1); Mike Duignan (0-1), Gerry Kelly (0-1), Sean Fahy (0-3). Subs: Paul Moran (3-0), Enda Barrett.  Next week’s fixture: Tansey Cup: Pearses v Oran, Sunday 11th March in Oran at  There will be a Girls u-12 and u-14 Football blitz on Monday 19th March. All are welcome, parents are asked to attend. There is a function in the clubhouse on St. Patrick’s night Saturday 17th  March. Music by Easy Street.  Yearly Lotto tickets and club membership are now due for renewal — contact any club officer. Lotto numbers for Sunday 4th March : 3, 11, 19, 21. Their was no outright winner. Their was six match 3 winners: Rebecca Wade, Trevor Finneran, Frank Kelly, Joe Duffy, Kevin Henley and Michael Downey. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,000.   St. Michael’s There was disappointment for the Greenbelt sponsored intermediate football team last Sunday afternoon when heavy rain forced the postponement of their opening round O’Gara Cup game against Western Gaels. Both teams had arrived in Ardcarne Park but referee Michael Brennan made a sensible call in the interest of both sets of players.   The junior team begin their Division Four League campaign against Shannon Gaels in Cootehall on Saturday evening at 4.30 p.m..   The Pat’s Carpets sponsored minor team meet St. Dominic’s in the opening round of the Division Two League in Cootehall on Sunday at 12 p.m.   Anyone who wishes to take out a yearly subscription to the club’s lotto should contact Francis Dowd on 086 8112337. This is the club’s primary source of income and support would be greatly appreciated to aid some exciting developments in the pipeline.   The club’s dinner dance takes place on Sunday, March 18th. There are a limited number of tickets available. Please contact any club officer.   There was no winner of the lotto jackpot in The Moorings last Saturday. €20 winners were Albert Hogg, Cootehall; David Regan, Corrigeenroe; Stefan Juhas, Knockvicar; Susan Tully, Cootehall and Larry Donlon, Arigna.   Roscommon Gaels The senior team scored a very good win in the O’Rourke Cup last Saturday beating St. Aidans by 1-10 to 0-5. There will be senior hurling training on Wednesdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 5 pm at Lisnamult Community College. U 14 hurling training Wednesdays at 5 pm, also at the Community College pitch. U 16 football training indoors at the Hyde Centre Fridays at 6 pm. Minor football training Wednesdays Hyde Park at 7 pm. U 14 football training Hyde Park Fridays at 6 pm.There will be a Finance Committee meeting this Friday evening at Hyde Park at 7 pm sharp. Youth Disco in Hyde Centre Friday 16th March at 10 pm. The annual Ger Michael Grogan Tournament will be held in Hyde Park on Easter Monday. Sympathy is extended to the Kelly and Shelly families on recent bereavements. Lotto: No jackpot winner — Jackpot 2,500 Euro.30 Euro each to Niall Reynolds, Francie Hoare John O’Brien, Tom Heavey, Owen Hoare. St. Aidans The senior team made a bad start to the season going down to Roscommon Gaels in the O’Rourke Cup last Saturday. The annual dinner dance was held last weekend in the Hodson Bay Hotel and it was a resounding success. The following presentations were made on the night: Minor Player of the year — Andy Higgins; Junior player of the year — Desmond Higgins; Senior player of the year — Francie Grehan. Clubperson of the year — Shay Galvin. Special presentations were made to to K. Waldron M. McLoughlin and J. Coyle who were on the All-Ireland winning Roscommon minor panel last year. Lotto: No jackpot winner — 30 Euro each to Treacy family, Patricia Kenny, Fr. Francis Beirne, B. Duignan, Eileen Farrell, Eddie Kelly, Chris Carty and Emma Finnerty. This weekend’s draw will be held in the Bridge House, Athleague. Bingo every Saturday night in the Hook and Tackle — please support. St. Josephs Our Junior team had a very comprehensive 1-10 to 0-2 win over Kilmore in the Tansey Cup last Sunday. Thanks to all the supporters who came along on a very bad day. Training continues on Friday night 9th March at 8 pm sharp at Kilteevan pitch. All players please attend. St. Faithleachs O’Rourke Cup: We began our campaign with defeat against Padraig Pearses last weekend. Lotto: No Jackpot winner — numbers drawn 1, 3, 5, 30.   20 Euro winners were Marion Regan, Martha Glennon, Ray Deegan, Charles Sorohan and Tara Fallon. Tansey Cup game v Fuerty next weekend. See fixtures list. Tickets currently on sale for club fund-raising draw. Membership fees also now due. Training continues on Wednesdays and Fridays as usual. The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the following families who have suffered recent bereavements: Monaghan family, Ryan family and McDermott family. Kilbride Registration form will shortly be sent out to all houses in the parish and a registration will be held towards the end of March in Kilbride Commuinity Centre. More details later. The senior team were defeated by Elphin 1-13 to 0- 9 in the first round of the O’Rourke Cup last weekend. The junior team will be in action this weekend (see fixtures). Training for all players at the pitch every Wednesday night. There will be a junior B team in the club this year (details later). Sympathy from the club to O’Dowd and Murray families who suffered recent bereavements. St. Barry’s Well done to David Keenan who was one of the Irish Examiner Sports Stars of the year for 2006 — announced last week. The senior team went down to St. Brigids in the first round of the O’Rourke Cup at the weekend. Lotto: numbers drawn 2, 10, 9, 20 — jackpot 14,200. Jackpot won by Aidan Tully, Slatta. Well done to him. Next week’s draw will be in the Lodge and the jackpot will be 2,000 Euro. Sympathy from the club to Ann Treacy and Oliver Bolan on the death of their cousin Gerry Beirne and to Pauline Crosby, Tarmonbarry on the death of her mother recently. Castlerea St. Kevins The senior team began their O’Rourke Cup campaign with a good win over St. Dominics last weekend by 1-13 to 2-6. The junior team will be in action this weekend against Kilglass Gaels on Sunday. There will be a presentation function in the O’Rourke Centre on Sunday night 18th March at which the winning Tansey cup squad will receive their medals. Buffet meal and music by Sunset. Tickets available at 20 Euro each. Lotto:Numbers drawn 2, 11, 28, 29 — no jackpot winner. 40 Euro winners: Cathlin Murphy (2), Paul Gaynor, Kathy Sheridan, Michael Hopkins, Martin Hanmore. Bingo every Friday night. Kilglass Gaels Training for U 12 and U 14s Monday evenings at 6pm. Coaching or all players — girls and boys — from U 14 down to beginners every Saturday at 3 pm. The Intermediate Ladies team will meet on Saturday March 10th at 7 pm in clubhouse. U 16 Ladies county trials this Saturday at the CBS pitch on the Galway Road, Roscommon Town at 11 am. Draw: Please return tickets to Nuala Diffley immediately. Club annual Dinner Dance this Friday Night, 9th March Shannon Key West Hotel. Elphin Elphin senior team got off to a great start   in the O’ Rourke Cup last weekend beating Kilbride by 1-13 to 0-9. This weekend the junior team play Kilglass. Lotto: Numbers drawn 5, 6, 16 and 21 — no jackpot winner. 25 Euro to Pat Quinn, Linda 0’Connell, Francie Casserly, Sharon Tansey. This week’s draw will be held in Beirne’s — Jackpot 2,800 Euro. St. Croan’s The intermediate team got their O’Gara cup campaign off to a winning start on Saturday last. A good performance against Michael Glavey’s secured a victory on a score of 2:7 – 1:8. Squad: V. Egan, J. Ward, R. Hynes, J. Hester, J. Dolan, G. Mockler, T. Mockler, P. O’Connell, J. Connaughton, E. Towey, L. Maughan, D. Lannon, S. Lannon, M. Towey, R. Keenan, T. Garvey, P. Flynn, T. Egan, M.Connaughton, K. Conama, S. Collins. The club social will take place on Friday night March 16th at 9 pm in Garvey’s, Ballintubber. Presentation of medals will take place, refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Kartel. Tickets cost € 10 and can be purchased from any member of the committee and in local shops and pubs. Players are invited to attend a goal-keeping course that will take place on Friday next from 7- 8 pm. in Enfield. Shane Curran will be in attendance. For further details contact Sean Tarmey. The club would like to wish Michael Holland the very best of luck as he begins his term as Connacht Council Treasurer. There was no winner of last week’s lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 18 and 19. The five lucky dip winners were: Una Ní Chuinn, Roscommon, Dick Harmon, c/o Paddy O’s, John Burke, Ballintubber, Padraic Flanagan, Castlerea, JB Conama c/o Padraic Conama. Next week’s lotto will be promoted by Tommy Grogan and Benny O’Connell in Ballintubber and John Collins, and Tommy Timothy in Ballymoe. Finally the club would like to extend their sympathies to the families of the late Charlie Satchwell and Martin Hoban on their recent deaths. May they rest in peace. Hurling Four Roads Annual Dinner Dance : A hugely enjoyable and well attended dinner dance held jointly between the hurling club, St. Aidans and Four Roads camogie club took place in the Hodson Bay hotel on Saturday night last. As always, the dinner dance is an opportunity to honour success on the field and to give thanks to all those who contribute to the running of the club and its various teams. On the night the following picked up player of the year awards:  Eoin Coyle – Minor , John Moran – 2005 U-21, Mark Kelly – 2006 U-21, Stephen Lohan – Junior, Padraig Mannion – Senior. Padraig was also the recipent of an award to mark his outstanding contribution as club secretary for many years. Clubman of the year went to Frank Mulry for his tireless contribution to underage hurling in the club. The Hall of Fame award went to Pake Mulligan who has served the club as a player, as a team manager and selector, an administrator culminating in being chairman for 14 years and as a county board delegate. Pake was a very popular choice for this award and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Tomas Lennon and Ray Mulry received awards for their selection on the Irish Shinty team in 2006.  A special presentation between the hurling and football sides of the parish was made on the night to the 3 All Ireland Minor winning heroes — Keith Waldron, James Coyle and Mark McLaughlin, all of whom are dual players and represent both clubs with such distinction. Guest of honour Declan Hoare gave an inspirational speech as lead-in to the presentation. The club would like to extend its sincere thanks to all those who helped in putting this great night together, to Brian McDonnell our MC, to our guests Declan Hoare and Gerry Keane, to our sister clubs St. Aidans and Four Roads camogie club and finally to James Mannion and his team in the Hodson Bay Hotel. 2000 draw : All ticket sellers for the ‘2000’ draw are reminded to give one final push and return tickets (sold!)  asap. This draw is our major fund-raiser for the year. Roscommon People : The club would like to wish the Roscommon People, its promoters and staff the very best of luck with the new paper.