St. Dominics to be feted at Dublin Dinner

St. Dominics of Knockcroghery has been judged the best Roscommon GAA club in 2007 for ‘looking after’ its underage players. The club will be presented with the prestigious Michael Cox Perpetual Trophy and a cheque for €€1,500 at the annual Roscommon Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, 29th September.   The decision was based on the efforts made by St. Dominic’s Hurling Club in successfully promoting hurling in its area. Appropriately the trophy St. Dominics Club will receive is named in honour of the club’s late President, Michael Cox, who was also President of the Roscommon GAA Supporters Club in Dublin who are the sponsors of the award and organisers of the annual Roscommon Dinner in Dublin.    The competition is managed by a committee representative of the Roscommon GAA Minor Football and Hurling Boards and judging is based over a twelve-month period.     This year’s winning club also benefits from an increase in the prize-money. The competition is run on a three-year cycle with the recent review deciding on an increase in the prize fund from €€1,000 to €€1,500.    Tickets for the Annual Dinner in Dublin  are still available at €€55 each from Joe Murray and Louis Dockery, (the Treasurers of the Roscommon GAA Supporters Club/Dublin). They can be contacted c/o 1 Grove Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. Telephone 087-9901260 and 01-8342855.   Overnight accommodation is available at the Regency Hotel, Whitehall, Dublin 9. A special low rate of €€110 per double or twin room represents a €significant saving on the usual cost. All wishing to attend should book their tickets as soon as possible.   The Annual Dinner will have Gay and Mary Sheeran as  Guests of Honour. The members of the Roscommon team which won the 1951 All-Ireland Minor Football Final will be honoured on the night. Members of that team are travelling from America, Britain and all parts of Ireland to attend the dinner. The Roscommon Hurler of 2007, Micheal Kelly of Four Roads will also receive his award on the night.