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ROSCOMMON GAELS Roscommon Gaels 0-13 Strokestown 0-9. We played our second round of the Senior Football Championship on Saturday last against Strokestown in Hyde Park and came away with a great result. Training at 8p.m. on Friday in St. Coman’s. Disco: A youth disco will take place in the Hyde Centre on Friday 3 rd August next. Dancing 10 – 12.45 p.m. Admission is €8. Mineral bar only. Good luck to Fergal O’Donnell and his minor team next weekend in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Laois. Best of luck to Fergie, Declan and the boys. Sympathy: The Club extends its sincere sympathy to the Connaughton Family, Ardsallagh More; the Walsh Family, Castle Street and the Ryan family, Beechwood on their recent sad bereavements.  MICHAEL GLAVEYS Our Senior Ladies play Clann na nGael in the Championship on Friday in Ballinlough at 8p.m. Please support.  The lotto will be held on Sunday night in Campbells, Ballinlough. Group 1 team of S. Brennan, J. Heneghan, K. Shannon, V. Murray, D. Beirne, T. McDermott, C. Grogan and T. Ruane will promote on the night.  Best wishes to our County Minor players, Eugene, Kevin and Darren who play Laois in Thurles on Saturday and to County U-14 ladies Joanne, Ann-Marie and Ciara who play in the All-Ireland Ladies ‘B’ Final on Sunday.  ORAN Oran 0-6 St. Brigid’s 1-11. The Molloy’s sponsored Oran Junior A football team played the 2 nd round of the Championship on Saturday in Kiltoom, despite Oran’s best efforts St. Brigid’s ran out winners in the end The Club would like to wish Shane Regan and the County Minor team the best of luck next weekend in their quest for glory.  Sympathy: The Club would like to extend its sympathy to the Lennon family, Donamon on the death of Mary. May she rest in peace. ST JOSEPHS   Owing to the tragic death of Gary Keaveny RIP the challenge game against Glinsk fixed for last Sunday was cancelled. St. Joseph’s extends deepest sympathy to his family and friends.  ST. FAITHLEACH’S  Development Draw Results: Congratulations to the winners in the July draw. Next draw takes place on August 31st. Senior Championship: We play Kilmore next weekend. See fixtures for details. Junior Ladies Championship: We play St Croans on Monday next. See fixtures for details. U-12 Blitz: Well done to the U-12 girls who took part in the blitz in Kiltoom on Saturday last. Training continues as usual in St. Faithleachs pitch. Sympathy: The club extends deepest sympathy to the Burns family on the death on Joey Burns, Mountdillon. ST MICHAELS Our U-14’s contested both the semi-final and final of the Div 3 championship. On Monday evening they defeated Kilglass Gaels in the semi-final at Kilmore. The sides were level at half-time but a wonderful second half performance saw the lads outscore Kilglass by a huge margin. It was on to Frenchpark for the final on Thursday against St Croans. Despite scoring 4-12 the team went down to a superior St Croans outfit.  The junior ‘B’ team defeated Ml Glaveys by 4-5 to 0-2. Well done to all concerned. Congratulations and best of luck for the future to Ian Cooney and Catherine Lawless who were married in Gougan Barra, West Cork on Friday last.  Good luck to Alan O’Hara and the county minors in their All-Ireland quarter final this weekend. ST RONANS Our intermediate team was defeated by St Croans in the first round of the championship last Saturday. The game was played under perfect conditions and credit should go to all involved in preparing the ground for the game. It was a disappointing result for the team who go on to face Ballinameen in the next round of the championship. Training continues as usual next week. There are no games this weekend. ST DOMINICS   Our U-14 footballers are taking a well deserved two week break prior to their league semi-final against Roscommon Gaels. The match is provisionally fixed for the weekend of 26 th August.  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 12.30 p.m. Training continues for our Beginners, U-8, U-10, and U-12 on Sunday mornings. Tickets for the Nicky Rackard Cup are available from Hurling Secretary Seamus Downey or Kevin Rogers before Sunday.  KILGLASS GAELS The U-14s played the county semi final against St Michaels in Croghan. Kilglass had it hard from the start but a good first half performance saw us coming from 8 points behind to level at halftime. In the second half Michaels pulled away again and Killglass just couldn’t catch up. Thanks to all involved.  Training: Monday – U-16 girls at 6 p.m. U-14 boys at 8 p.m. Tuesday: U-16 Boys at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday: Minor boys training at 7 p.m. Friday: U-10 & U-11 training continues on Fridays at 7p.m.  U-14 Parish League 2007 will be run on Saturday 18th August on a blitz format. Only players over 10 and U-14 can play in the U-14 blitz. All players should give their name at coaching on Saturday 11th August or to Niall Kilcrann (087) 7640679 before August 11th. U-10 Parish League Blitz will be run on Saturday 18th August. All U-10’s please contact Niall Kilcrann (087 7640679) or any of the coaches on Saturday 11th August. Meetings: Minor club meeting will be held in the clubrooms on Thursday at 9p.m. Items for discussion include fixtures, coaching, U-10 and U-14 blitzes, review of Féile weekend, tour of Croke Park. All involved in minor club activities please attend. History of Kilglass: A number of copies are still available, contact Charlie Reynolds at 087 1252985. All Ireland Bound!! Congratulations to Natalie McHugh (Capt), Louise Cox, Rebecca Coyle and the Roscommon U-14 Ladies who won All-Ireland semi final last weekend.  The All-Ireland Final takes place in Pearse Park Longford on Sunday 5th August 5th at 1.30 p.m. Please support the team and in particular, Natalie, Louise and Rebecca on this historic occasion for the club. We also wish the girls from St Barry’s the best of luck. KILMORE Our Senior team sponsored by Denis Flynn of Hillstreet Quarries will be playing St. Faithleach’s in Kilmore on Sunday evening at 6.30p.m. Support needed. Our Junior team will play Kilglass in Kilglass on Monday at 2.30p.m another enjoyable game guaranteed in the Junior A championship.  Best wishes to Paul Garvey, Jack Sharkey and the Roscommon Minors at the weekend. If you are interested in travelling by bus to this match please contact Tommie Kenoy as soon as possible. Kilmore GAA have purchased a defibrillator for use by any person in the parish in the case of an emergency. It will be located at the pitch. The club is anxious to get volunteers to train in the use of this equipment, which will be provided free of charge. Please contact Gerry 086-8395958 or Carmelita 086-8596474 if you are interested in volunteering for training. ST. CROANS The first piece of silverware arrived in St Croans this week when our U-14’s defeated St. Michaels in the Div 3 championship final. In what can only be described as a thrilling encounter, St. Croans faced a tough challenge but a superb performance from each player secured a victory on a score of 6:17 to 4:12. The club would like to thank Martin & Assumpta Ward and Paddy O’s for providing food and refreshments and also the huge support.  The Intermediates secured a place in the next round of the championship with a victory over St Ronans on Saturday last. A lack lustre first half saw the sides level, 3 points apiece, at the interval. However, an improved second half performance, including a goal from G Leech, gave Croans the advantage and a quarter final place on a score of 1-9 to 1-6.  Lotto: Next weekend the lotto will be promoted by Padraig Grogan and Padraig Regan in Ballintubber and Pat Flynn and Ronan Collins in Ballymoe. KILBRIDE Lotto: Our lotto has been building nicely over the last few weeks and is now over €11,000. Over the past few weeks we have been busy on the pitch, our senior team were defeated recently in the championship and now need Elphin to beat Pearses to open the door for us again. Both our Junior teams were also in action recently. Great celebrations were held over the weekend with both the mens club and ladies club being well represented at the wedding of Eddie Lohan and Suzanne Lally. The club would like to congratulate Suzanne and Eddie and wish them all the best in the future. FUERTY Our scheduled Intermediate championship game against St. Dominics has been re-fixed for August 19th. We would greatly appreciate your support at this game. Good luck to Gary Fallon and Shane Waldron, part of the Roscommon U- 21 Panel playing in the All Ireland Hurling final this weekend.  ELPHIN The Junior team was beaten by a very strong St. Barry’s outfit in the Championship on Sunday last. Despite this loss, a win in the final game against Boyle should see them progress to the knock out stages.  EIRE OG Training for the U-14 panel on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Management requests a full attendance as we have a number of very important games coming up over the next few weeks.  This weekend sees the annual carnival in Loughglynn. We in Eire Og are holding a family fun day at James Timothy Memorial Park on Sunday next at 3pm. All are invited to attend. Club meeting tonight, Thursday, at 9pm in the clubhouse. Sympathy: The death occurred during the week of Patrick (Sonny) Lafferty of Lisacul. We would like to extend our sympathy to his family and friends.  CASTLEREA ST KEVIN’S Our Golf Classic on Saturday last was a huge success; this was our first ever classic and we are greatly indebted to everyone who contributed in any way to its success. Winners on the day were: 1st Frank Chambers, Jack Chambers and Eoin Devlin, Luttrelstown Golf Club, Castleknock; 2nd John Connor, Steven O’Connor and Martin Silke, Strokestown; 3rd Vinnie Glennon, Tony McCaffrey and Frank Nally, Roscommon; 4th Kieran Rosney, Barry Finnegan and Patricia Callaghan, Castlerea; 5th John Fitzmaurice, Roscommon and Tommie and Theresa Kenoy, Carrick on Shannon; Nearest the Pin Gerry McDonagh, Castlerea; Longest Drive John Kelly, (Elphin) Carrick on Shannon.  Training for all U-12 girls will start at the O’Rourke Park on Saturday 11 th August at 5 pm and there will be a game against Michael Glaveys on August 15 th . Best of luck to Roscommon minor team, and particularly our own Niall Collins and Nathan Blighe when they take on Leinster Champions Laois in the All Ireland quarter final this weekend. Our junior team were beaten by the narrowest of margins by Shannon Gaels in Croghan on Saturday evening last; there is no activity this coming weekend for any of our adult teams. BOYLE The U-12’s were defeated in a hard fought challenge match against Annaghdown last Thursday. Thanks to all concerned with this match. The Keenan Cup Final between Western Gaels and St Croans is on this evening, Thursday, in the Abbey Park at 7 p.m. Best wishes to both teams. Good Luck to Sligo in this week’s All Ireland quarter final against Cork.  Ladies Football: Last Saturday saw the U-12 girls participate in a 9-aside blitz for teams from the northern half of the county in Kilbride. The girls played six games in total, a great display of football was on show and everyone got to play. Thanks to manager Louise Kennedy and Laura Gannon for helping out with refereeing on the day. Training continues each Monday and Friday evening at 5.30pm.  Junior Ladies: First game of Championship next Monday 6th August Vs St. Mary’s (check fixtures for times etc). ST. BARRYS Due to the generosity of Ciir. Tom Crosby, St. Barrys is about to receive a €27,000 electronic scoreboard. The club wish to express its hearfelt thanks to Cllr. Crosby for this generous gesture. Barry’s put on a polished display against Elphin in the Junior A Championship on Sunday last in a game played in Tarmonbarry. Attention all club members: I am not receiving any correspondence re under age football, and there is nothing coming my way re ladies football. Please text me on 086-8975006. You can also email me to . Please let me have any information you need highlighted particularly results. Lotto: Next weeks draw will be held in Leavy’s for a jackpot of €4,600. Sympathy: We extend sympathy to the Saunders family on the death of Mai Saunders, Northyard, Scramogue. Mai passed away recently, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  We also extend sympathy to the Rodgers family, Scramogue on the death of Joey Burns, Mount Dillon, Curraghroe. Joey was uncle to Josephine and Raymond Rogers.  Our sympathy also to the Hanly family on the death of their mother Ellen Hanly, grandmother of Barry’s footballer Sean Doherty.  Best wishes: Best wishes to Jane McGowan, Niamh Toolan and Maeve Holmes part of the Roscommon U-14 team playing Wicklow in the All Ireland final on Sunday August 5 th . We also wish the girls from Kilglass Gaels and Strokestown on the squad all the best.  We congratulate Roscommon U-14 girls,who have qualified for the All Ireland final. We especially congratulate the girls from our area and indeed the girls from Kilglass Gaels who are on the team. More information on this next week. HURLING ROSCOMMON GAELS Best of luck to the County U-21 Hurling team and the Roscommon Gaels players on the panel. Training: Minor – Training resumes this week, players will be contacted; U-15 & U-16: Training on Sunday mornings at 11:30am in the Hyde; U-12: training Friday evening in the Hyde at 7pm. All players please attend; U-10 & U-8: training Monday evenings at 6:30pm in CBS field.  Players should have their own Helmets and hurleys – available to buy from all team mentors.  U-15: Despite defeat last week the U- 15 team have qualified for county semi final. Website:   FOUR ROADS On Tuesday last 31st our U-16 hurlers started this years campaign off with a good win over Athleague/Tremane. Both sides were missing a few key players but in the end Four Roads won, final score 0-11 to 0-6. Our next game is on Wednesday 8th August against Pearses. Our under age hurling nursery on Saturday morning is still going strong with Padraig Kelly. There are over 30 kids every Saturday, but there is loads of room for more, it is never too early to start a child hurling. Our U-14 hurlers are in the Galway league semi final, we are waiting for a fixture on that, so good luck lads it would be great to get to a final for the very first time. Our U-15 hurlers are also in the Co. Roscommon championship semi final against Castlerea so again best of luck lads LADIES FOUR ROADS We would like to congratulate the St Brigid’s club for a well-run U-12 blitz competition. We would like to thank all from our club who helped out on the day. We would especially like to congratulate the girls; they did the club and their parents proud. Training on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Training as usual for U-16 and junior girls during the week