CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF:

Our club championships began last weekend with games taking place in all grades, with the results as follows:

Abbey Hotel Senior Championship:

Strokestown 3-16 St Brigids 2-07,

Padraig Pearses 1-08 Kilbride 8-15,

Shannon Gaels 2-11 Clann na nGael 2-16.

Hydrotech Water Supplies Intermediate Championship:

Kilglass Gaels 2-07 Boyle 6-12,

Western Gaels 4-13 St Ciarans 3-12,

Eire Og 6-21 Michael Glayey’s 10-04.

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior A Championship.

Group A:

St Faithleach’s 4-02 St Mary’s 2-08,

St Croans 2-12 St Dominic’s 3-09.

Group B:

St Barry’s 1-08 Ballinameen 0-07,

Oran 0-11 Castlerea 0-13.

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior B Championship.

Four Roads V Kilbride 2 (Postponed),

Kilmore V Roscommon Gaels (result not in).

NEXT WEEKEND:

This weekend (Saturday (7pm) and Sunday) see’s round 2 take place with matches taken place in all grades with the fixtures as follows with as usual first named team at home:

Abbey Hotel Senior Championship:

Strokestown V Shannon Gaels ,

St Brigids V Padraig Pearses

Kilbride V Clann na nGael ,

Hydrotech Water Supplies Intermediate Championship:

Michael Glayey’s V Kilglass Gaels

Boyle V St Ciarans,

Eire Og V Western Gaels .

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior A Championship.

Group A:

St Dominic’s V St Faithleach’s.

St Croans V St Mary’s,

Group B:

Castlerea V St Barry’s.

Oran V Ballinameen,.

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior B Championship.

Four Roads V Kilmore.

Kilbride V Roscommon Gaels.

Ward Bros intermediate ladies begin their all-Ireland journey:

Well Done:

A big congratulations and well done to the Clann na Gael U14 girls who travelled north to national feile last weekend to represent Roscommon in the finals. The girls were based in Arva/Killasandra Cavan which was their host club and were in a group with their hosts, Fr Caseys of Limerick and Mullahoran of Cavan. The began with games against Fr Casey’s and Mullahoran on Friday evening and came away with ??????????. on Saturday morning they took on their hosts Arva/Killasandra and came away with a victory. This left them finishing ??? in the group which progressed them to a quarter final meeting with ???? on Saturday evening 

County Underage Update: 

Connacht Championship’s continue.

U16 Update:

As time ticks on Just a remainder that the U16’s take on Kildare in their all-Ireland semi-final on the 12th July at 7pm in Kinnegad Westmeath. In preparation for this they girls played a challenge on Monday last against Longford junior club side Colmcille, in Colmcille, and by all accounts this was a very worthwhile exercise for the girls and their management team.

Minor update.

Our Minors play their all-Ireland qualifier against Sligo on the 8th July for the right to play Meath in the all-Ireland semi-final on the 15th/16th July

U12 Club Blitz:

On Monday of last week the county board held a novelty U12 blitz in Ballyleague for the clubs who failed to make the semi-finals of the championship, this was a massively enjoyable and successfully ran day out and the girls and management both thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Overall 11 clubs (St.Barrys, St Ciarans, Clann nan Gael, St.Croans, St.Marys, Shannon. Gaels, Kilglass Gaels, St.Faithleach’s, Ballinameen, Strokestown and Kilbride), 15 teams in total, 184  players took part.

The games were held in  St.Faithleachs . excellent facilities etc , special thanks to Nicola and Ray for their help setting it up. Thanks to Tommy Beirne and Johnny Cox for their help .

Thanks to all the referees , Dean Manning , Shannon Caulfield , Louise Murray , James Murray , Louise Brady , Karl Malone , Brian Quigley , Louise Brady , Sinead Keenahan, Aidan Cox, Aaron Fannon , Aine Keenan  Aidan Maine . We hope to seeing them doing alot more of our games now that they have completed the level 1 course.

All the teams had 4 games so all players got lots of football. all about fun , non-competitive , no scores recorded so no pressure on players. At end of blitz all players congregated in front of clubhouse and received a goody bag compliment of the co board. Weather was fab which made the occasion all the more successful.

Finally a massive thank you for organising the day, referees teams etc. has to go to our register Sandra Shanagher who took on the task and executed it brilliantly 

184  u 12 girls took part in blitz on Monday  evening last in st Faithleachs  . Great fun had by all!

 

Lawlor and Hynes U14 league finals take place:

The first of the finals of the 2017 U14 league (kindly sponsored by Lawlor and Hynes Construction Four Roads) took place last Week with the division 1 final taking place on Tuesday evening last and the division 3 final taking place on Wednesday last.  The results are as follows:

 

Division 1:

Clann na nGael 5-11 Eire Og 4-06.

Winner’s: the victorious Clann na nGael U14 Division 1 league winners and their management who defeated Eire Og on Tuesday last.

Runners Up: The Eire Og U14 girls and management who finished runners up to Clann nan Gael in this year’s league on Tuesday last.

Division 3:

Four Roads3-03 Shannon Gaels 3-13.

The Four Roads U14 girls who finished runners up to Shannon Gael’s in the division 3 league final on Wednesday last.

Shannon Gaels victorious U14 girls who captured the division 3 league title by defeating Four Roads on Wednesday last. 

Congratulations to the winners and hard luck to the runners up. Roll on the championship.

This last two finals in all groups to take place this week with the division 2 final between Kilbride and St Dominic’s taking place on Monday last in Kilbride at 7pm and finally the division 4 final takes place in Elphin this Wednesday (28th June) at 7pm between Castlerea and St Faithleachs.

Division 2:

Kilbride V St Dominic’s Monday 26th June 8.30pm in Kilbride.

Division 4:

Castlerea V St Faithleach’s Wednesday 28th June at 7pm in Elphin.

U12 season gathers pace:

It was final time in the U12 championship as the excitement to a finale last weekend with the finals taking place in all three divisions. Once again St Faithleach’s were our excellent hosts for the event. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to the runners up but remember U12 is about taking part and everyone had lots of fun and great fun. Here is a rundown of the finals and their results.

Division 1A:

Padraig Pearses 2-06 St Brigids 0-06,

Division 1B:

Castlerea 1-03 Boyle 0-04.

Division 2A:

Oran 2-06 Roscommon Gaels 1-06.

Division 2B;

St Dominic’s 1-03 Four Roads 0-04

Division 3A:

Michael Glavey’s 3-08 St Michaels 0-00.

Division 3B

Elphin/Kilmore 3-07 Western Gaels 2-00

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