Yes believe it or not but it’s that time of the year, as championship fever begins to get a grip inter county wise its also getting close to kick off on the club scene which is now only a few weeks away on the weekend of the 24th June. To mark the upcoming season our championship media night launch is taking place next Monday night in Dr Hyde Park at 7pm, where managers, players and sponsors get together to officially launch our fantastic championships as the battle begins in earnest for silverware. Come along and join us if you can.

County Underage Update: 

Connacht Championship’s continue.

U16 Update:

U16’s game called off against Sligo:

Our Kildea Concrete, James Irwin Construction, XLnt signs, Flemings Supervalu sponsored U16’s All-Ireland “B” semi-final playoff against Sligo finally took place in the center of excellence in Ballyhanus on Friday evening last. The original fixture game was postponed on the previous Sunday due to a bereavement on the Sligo side. The Rossies were returning to action after their defeat in the Connacht A final against Galway at the same venue a couple of weeks ago. This Time thankfully it was a happier occasion as the came away with a strong victory against a gallant Sligo side but only after they were made work very hard all the way. Only leading by two points at half time playing with a strong brezze the Roscommon girls showed tremendous guts and character in the second half to finally run out ten point winners on a scoreline of 4-14 to 3-07. Roscommon now qualify to meet Leinster champions Kildare in the all- Ireland semi-final on the 12th July.

Well done to the management and the players and a big thank You to the large support that travelled to support the girls on a late Friday evening.

A detailed report appears elsewhere in this publication.

Roscommoon team and scorers: : Sasha Lavin, Emma Kildea, Saoirse Wynne , Aishling Walsh, Jennifer Brennan, Megan Kelly, Kate McPhillips, Kate Nolan (0-1), Ellen Irwin, Oonagh Kelly, Kelley Colgan (0-2), Kayleigh Shine (0-2), Lauren Shanagher (3-4), Michaela Keogh and Kara Earle (0-3).

Subs:, Michaela keaveney, Holly Martin, Edel Beirne, Emma Curran, Caoimhe Galvin Aine Griffin, Shona Hanley, Kate Harrington, Megan McKeon, Sheena Kilroe, Natasha Munnelly, Sarah McVeigh, Tia Cronin and Aimee O’Connor.

Best Wishes:

We would like to take this opportunity to wish anyone on our county panels sitting state exams in the coming weeks. It’s a difficult time for everyone involved so our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Lawlor and Hynes U14 league continues:

Round 4 of the 2017 U14 league (kindly sponsored by Lawlor and Hynes Construction Four Roads) took place last Wednesday evening in all four divisisions but unfortunately at the time of going to press we don’t have the results. Please check our website for updates:

Round 5 next Wednesday (7th June);

Next Wednesday sees the fifth and final round of the U14 league group stage take place with the fixtures as follows. Remember first named team as usual has home venue and all games kick off at 7pm:

Division 1:

St Brigids  V Clann nA nGael .

Eire Og V Elphin/Kilmore.

Western Gaels V Boyle  .

Division 2:

St Dominic’s V Oran

Padraig Pearses  V  St Barry’s,

St Ciaran’s V Kilbride.

Division 3:

Four Roads V , Michael Glavey’s ,

St Croans V Roscommon Gaels  

Strokestown V Shannon Gaels  ,

Division 4:

St Michaels’s  V Ballinameen  

Kilgass Gaels V , St Faithleach’s

Castlerea V St Mary’s  .

U12 season continues:

Last weekend (Monday evening) saw the U12 championship season group stage come to a conclusion with round 5 being completed. Because the games took place on Monday evening I don’t have the results on hand here so you will have to check out our website for confirmation of these games:

This now leaves the way for the quarter final pairings to take place, also at the time of going to press these pairings have not been fully ratified. Again Please keep an eye on our website for fixtures which will be post: during the week. These quarter finals will take place next weekend


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