Hannon’s Hotel Adult Leagues continue,

The hannon’s hotel sponsored adult leagues wrapped up last weekend with the final outstanding set of rearranged set of fixtures taken place across all divisions. Remember you can keep up to date with all that’s happing in Roscommon ladies football on our newly revamped website at www.roscommonlfga.ie

Results from last weekend:

Friday 12th May

Hannons Hotel Division 1:

St Brigids 3-02 Clann nA nGael 5-11,

Sunday 14th May:

Hannons Hotel Division 1

Clann nA nGael 1-06 Kilbride 8-13.

Western Gaels 3-05 Strokestown 4-16.

Division 2:

St Ciarans W/O Eire Og Conc.

Castlerea vehicle Recycling Division 3:

St faithleachs 2-11 Boyle

St barry’s 4-14 Shannon Gaels 1-05,

Castlerea Vechile Recycling Division 4:

St Croans 7-19 Kilmore 0-08,

Four Roads 3-10 Castlerea 1-15.

Finals Picture becoming clear:

The makeup of the teams which will contest the adult league finals is becoming much clearer now after last weekend’s results. There are still a number of plat offs to determine some final placings but they majority of the pairings are complete. These finals will take place next weekend with the division 4 and division 1 finals taking place on Saturday in Oran at 6pm and 7.30pm respectively and the division 3 and division 2 finals taking place in Kilbride at 2.30pm and 4pm respectively. Here is how things are shaping up at the time of going to print:

Division 1:

Kilbride V Strokestown.

Division 2:

Padraig Pearses V St Ciaran’s.

Division 3:

Shannon Gaels V St Barry’s.

Division 4:

St Mary’s V Four Roads.

MCL Agri supplies Under 16 competition last final takes place:

The final outstanding final fixture of the MCL Agri supplies U16 championship takes place next Sunday 21st May when St Faithleach’s play Eire Og in the division 3 A final. Venue and time to be confirmed. Watch social media for details. This completes the 2017 U16 Championships. A terrific competition all-round with some very entertaining fare.

U14 league continues:

The 2017 U14 league (kindly sponsored by Lawlor and Hynes Construction Four Roads) got under way last Wednesday evening in all four divisions with the first round fixtures taking place with the results as follows:

Division 1:

Clann nA nGael 9-14 Boyle 1-12,

Western Gaels 2-04 Eire Og 10-14.

Division 2:

St Dominic’s 7-09 St Barry’s 0-07,

Oran 6-09 St Ciaran’s 3-06,

Kilbride 2-08 Padraig Pearses 0-03.

Division 3:

Shannon Gaels 4-06 Roscommon Gaels1-04,

Four Roads 4-06 St Croans 1-06,

Strokestown 5-07 Michael Glavey’s 3-06

Division 4:

St Faithleah’s 4-09 St Michaels’s 4-00,

St Mary’s 2-05 Ballinameen 0-02.

Round 2 next Wednesday (17th May);

Next Wednesday sees round 2 of the U14 league 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:

Elphin/Kilmore V Clann nA nGael

Eire Og V Boyle,

Western Gaels V St Brigids.

Division 2:

St Ciaran’s V St Dominic’s,

Kilbride V V St Barry’s,

Oran V Padraig Pearses (Thursday 18th May).

Division 3:

Shannon Gaels V Four Roads,

Michael Glavey’s V Roscommon Gaels,

St Croans V Strokestown (Thursday 18th May).

Division 4:

St Mary’s V Kilglass Gaels,

Castlerea V St Michaels’s,

St Faithleah’s V Ballinameen.

U12 season continues:

Last weekend saw the U12 championship season continue with round 2 being completed. Unfortunately the results are not at hand as we go to print.

Next Sunday sees the round 3 fixture’s take place in all groups as follows at 6pm with as usual first named team at home:

Group A:

Oran V Boyle

Padraig Pearses V Clann nA gael,

Strokestown V Shannon Gaels,

Group B:

St Brigids V Eire Og,

St Ciaran’s V Castlerea,

St Barry’s V St Croans (Monday 22nd May),

Group C:

Kilbride V St Michaels,

St Dominic’s V Elphin\Kilmore,

Four Roads V St Faithleah’s.

Group D:

Roscommon Gaels V Western Gaels,

Michael Glavey’s V Kilglass Gaels,

Ballinameen V St Mary’s.

County Underage Update: 

Connacht Championship’s continue.

U16 Update:

U16’s defeat Sligo to Make Connacht A final:

Our Kildea Concrete, James Irwin Construction, XLnt signs, Flemings Supervalu sponsored U16’s Defeated Sligo in Ballintober (St Croans) on Friday last by ten points in their final group match on a score line of 3-10 to 1-06 , a victory which now sets them up for a tilt at the A title when the face Galway this Friday at a venue and time to be confirmed. This is a remarkable achievement from this squad and indeed for Roscommon to have both the U16’s and the Minor’s qualify for Connacht “A” finals is truly a superb achievement and shows the progress that is being made at county level. Well done to all involved.

The Ros girls really got the job done in the first half playing with the aid of a stiff breeze the raced into a lead and goaled twice in the opening 15 minutes. A further goal before the break left them in an unassailable half time lead of 3-07 to 0-02. The second half was not as good an affair but with both sides ringing the changes it was bound to get scrappy. Roscommon will be a little disappointed with the overall second half performance but will still be pleased with some aspects of it, and indeed will take a lot of positives out of the game going forward to Friday’s final. Final score from Ballintober, Roscommon 3-10 Sligo 1-06.

Roscommon: Sasha Lavin, Shona Hanley, Megan Kelly, Emma Kildea, Megan McKeon, Jennifer Brennan, Aishling Walsh, Ellen Irwin, Michaela Keogh, Caoimhe Galvin, Kayleigh Shine, Aine Griffin, Emma Curran, Kate Harrington, and Oonagh Kelly,

Subs:, Edel Beirne, Sheena Kilroe, Kara Earle, Natasha Munnelly, Aimee O’Connor,

Saoirse Wynne, Kate McPhillips, Kelley Colgan, Kate Nolan, Sarah McVeigh Michaela keaveney, Holly Martin, Tia Cronin and Lauren Shanagher.

The U16 squad which defeated Sligo on Friday last to qualify for the Connacht A Final against Galway.

U14 Update:

The U14’s continued their development when the played in the national U14 Blitz on Saturday last in Rathleague Portlaoise. They girls put in sterling performances losing firstly to a strong Wexford outfit before beating Down and then losing out narrowly to neighbours Westmeath, but most importantly everyone had a terrific fun day out as they continue to show massive signs of improvement as the future looks bright for this talented squad. A big thank you to the management squad and the parents who looked after the girls for the day. Training and other blitz’s and challenge games will continue for this squad as they mould into both the U13 and U15 development squads.

U14 Squad which took part in the all-Ireland national Blitz competition last Saturday in Portlaoise

Minor update:

The minors season takes a break for a while now as the leaving cert takes presidence at this time of the year, but training will continue for the squad during this period where their thoughts will be firmly focussed on their upcoming all Ireland “B” qualifier against Sligo which takes place on the 8th July.

Best Wishes:

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our representatives the very best of luck in this year’s inter provincials which take place next Saturday in Monaghan. Roscommon will be represented by Jenny Higgins Western Gaels, Joanne Cregg Michael Glaveys, Laura Fleming St Ciarans, Amanda McLoone St Faithleahs and Natalie McHugh Kilglass Gaels, Roscommon’s highest total in a long time. Congratulations to all.

Combined Draw Winners:

The latest combined draw winners from last month were Leslie O Neill (Clann nA nGael) and Mike Mulryan (St Croans), each winner gets €350 and each winning club gets €150.

Predict the score winner:

An additional draw was held to raise funds for the underage squads with the first prize of €100 going to Sinead Connaughton of Clann nA nGael.

Website:

Don’t forget that our brand new website is live and up and running with all information about squads, committees, rules and so on. It also contains all the weekly correspondence from the clubs, course information, all fixtures and results and all the news from the county squads and lots more. More features and details will be uploaded as in the coming weeks. Check it out at www.roscommonlgfa.ie and spread the word.

Notes:

Anyone wishing to have items published in our weekly notes please contact Ollie at his new pro address at pro.roscommon@lgfa.ie

Finally :

You can keep up with all the latest on our twitter and Facebook pages and as stated earlier check out our newly revamped website at www.roscommonlgfa.ie