Sporting Flashbacks by Seamus Duke

5 years ago…..2003 SHC results: Four Roads 3-12 Tremane 1-4; Athleague 5-16 St. Dominics 3-7; Oran 2-11 Roscommon Gaels 1-9.  All-Ireland U-13 Ladies soccer schools semi-finals: St. Josephs, Summerhill 5 Moville 2.  Connacht SFC semi-final (at Pearse Stadium): Galway 0-12 Roscommon 0-8. Roscommon: S Curran; J Nolan, D Casey, P Noone; M Beirne, F Grehan (0-1), B Higgins; S O’Neill (0-1), S Lohan (0-1); R Cox, N Dineen (0-1), J Dunning (0-3); G Lohan, F Dolan (0-1), J Tiernan. Subs: K Mannion, E Towey. Attendance 14,500.  All-Ireland Ladies Soccer U-15 schools finals: St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas 2 St. Joseph’s Summerhill 0.  County U-14 Hurling Final: Four Roads 1-5 Padraig Pearses 0-5.  County U-16 FC Division 1 final: Clann na nGael 0-9 Castlerea 0-6. Clann na Gael: R Griffin; M Shine, O Harney, N Harney; J Cleary, D Lennon, D Flynn; D Egan, C Nicholson; C Duignan, JP Dunning, R Gavin; R Killian, K Kenny, N Sullivan.Castlerea: M Flanagan; B Molloy, M Callaghan, D Murphy; E Creaton, G Carty, M Killilea; F Hester, E Kenny; N Ward, D Creaton, J Kennedy; S Stenson, E Gannon, J Joyce. 10 years ago…..1998 Roscommon County GAA Board voted by a large majority in favour of abolishing Rule 21. SF Challenge game: Louth 0-20 Roscommon 0-14 Co. Camogie SL Final: Four Roads 4-5 Oran 1-9.  In handball the St. Comans, Roscommon U-12/13 boys team won the AlI-Ireland title in Nenagh. The team was: D Martin, R O’Gara, H O’Doherty, B Rushe, B Nolan, G Clogher, P McGrath, T McGrath. They defeated Kilkenny in the semi-final and Tipperary in the final. 15 years ago…..1993 Connacht U-21 FC final: Galway 0-14 Roscommon 0-9.  Roscommon: B Morkan; C Heneghan, L Shiel, R O’Callaghan; R Doorey, P Raftery, B Butler; C Kelly (0-1), T O’Reilly; K Murphy, D Duggan (0-7), F O’Donnell (0-1); P Glennon, D Connellan, D Washington. Subs C Coleman, N Finnegan, G Carroll. Ladies NFL: Roscommon 3-4 Louth 0-5.  All Ireland SH ‘B’ championship: Roscommon 1-19 Sligo 1-3.  SF challenge game: Cork 2-10 Roscommon 0-7.  U-14 Feile Football final: St. Brigids 4-5 Roscommon Gaels 1-7.  U-16 FC Division 1 final: St. Brigids 2-9 Roscommon Gaels 1-10.  U-16 FC Division 2 Final: Kilmore 2-8 Strokestown 0-7.