Rossies hoping for Kiltoom Christmas crackers

The Roscommon senior football team hope to serve up two ‘Christmas Crackers’ in Kiltoom during the festive season.

  Two floodlit challenge games are lined up against Laois this Saturday at 7.30 pm (December 19th) and Meath on Tuesday, December 29th at 7 pm.

  These games will provide a fantastic opportunity for supporters to watch the new management team of Kevin McStay and Fergal O’Donnell run the rule over a host of new and returning faces attempting to impress and make the cut ahead of the FBD Connacht League and Allianz Division One League in January.

  Admission to each game is €10 and proceeds from each game will be split between the team training fund and charities nominated by the team managers.

  The proceeds from the Laois game will be shared with the ‘Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation’ in Nairobi, Kenya, which was the charity chosen by Kevin McStay.

            Shalom aims to end the cycle of violence and war, primarily in Eastern Africa, through peace-building, human development and reconciliation.

  The charity was founded in 2009 by Frenchpark native Fr. Padraig Devine, a keen footballer and county medallist with Western Gaels GAA Club.

  Fergal O’Donnell chose Mayo-Roscommon Hospice Foundation, as the charity to benefit from the share of the proceeds from the Meath game on December 29th.

            Roscommon GAA, through the kindness and generosity of John and Lily Murphy, has a close association with the charity and has been involved in a number of fundraising initiatives for the cause in recent years.

  What better way to round off the year than watching live football and supporting two great causes!