Glory for Four Roads

Congratulations are extended to Four Roads U14 Camogie Panel who defeated Padraig Pearses in the recent Co. U14 final. Four Roads now go onto represent the county at Feile na nGael hosted by neighbouring counties Laois/Offaly. Athleague defeated St. Dominics to also capture the B title. Thanks to all who supported the finals on the day, to the referees and to Four Roads Park committee for having the pitch in excellent condition.   The Skills competition took place at the weekend with Caroline Gunning (Oran) in 1st place, Alision Leonard (Oran) in 2nd place and Laura Fleming (Athleague) in 3rd position. Caroline now travels with Four Roads to take part in the skills competition at Feile.   A special fun U10 blitz takes place on May 31st at Athleague for all players. The emphasis on this competition is that every player participates. More details in next week’s edition.   A table quiz was successfully held last Friday night at Doorlys, Goff St. in aid of the camogie board. Many thanks to all who supported the fundraising venture and to all who supported the raffle, with the main prize winners being Aisling McNeill (Roscommon Gaels) and Brian Sweeney (Athleague).   The U14 Development Squad held the 1st of its training sessions on Saturday last at Four Roads under the watchful eye of newly appointed camogie/hurling tutor Michael Carroll and coaches Marie O’Brien, Maeve Healy and Ciara Moran.      Each club is represented with players having been selected by the Co. Board as a result of their performances in the recent U14 championship, and over the coming weeks, the girls will be put through their paces in terms of learning to perfect their skills and improve their general standard of camogie. Roscommon is one of 8 counties selected to establish a development squad sponsored by Coillte. These girls will then travel to Croke Park as a team to take part in a one-day blitz against the remaining 7 squads.  Michael Carroll brings with him a wealth of experience from being an underage coach and a qualified camogie/hurling coach. He will initially work with the schools within the newly-formed Tulsk camogie club boundary and will also work closely with the Roscommon Convent Primary School and the Gaelscoil Ros Comain.   A number of Roscommon Co. Camogie Players will represent their province next weekend at the annual Gael Linn Tournament. Connacht will comprise of Roscommon and Galway players with the Connacht team being managed by Francis Larkin & Ger Moran (Roscommon) and Athleague native Stephen Glennon (Galway).