County Underage Update – Heart break for U16’s as minors fall to classy Meath 

In a week that started with such optimism ended in heartache as both our U16’s and our minors lost their all-Ireland semi-finals at the hands of Kildare and Meath respectively. The u16’s in particular will feel very hard done by as the lead by six points with just a few minutes left and ended up conceding two penalty’s to lose out by two points. The minors fought back bravely in the first half to trial by just two points at the break but defending all-Ireland champions Meath blitzed them at the start of the second period to run out comfortable winners in the end. Here is a brief summary of each game with a full detailed report appearing elsewhere in this publication. 

U16 Update: Heart break in kinnegad 

Tommy Berne’s U16 girls experienced the cruelest of heart break in their all-Ireland semi-final against Kildare on Wednesday last at the splendid Kinnegad venue when with two minutes of normal time remaining they lead the Lilly whites by five points only for kildare to convert two penalty’s and a late free to run out two point winners on a score line of 3-08 to Roscommon’s 1-12 and leave the Roscommon girls devastated. It was the cruelest possible way to lose a game that Roscommon had dominated for such long periods but unfortunately sport can be cruel sometimes and these girls learned a harsh lesson last week. A full detailed match report appears elsewhere in this publication.  for now we wish these girls and their management all the best in their future careers and thank them for their mighty effort for the year gone and also to their parents and finally to their sponsors Fleming’s Supervalu, Kildea Concrete, James Irwin Construction, and XLnt signs. No doubt they will have their day in the sun yet. 

Roscommon: Sasha Lavin, Emma Kildea, Saoirse Wynne, Aisling Walshe, Kate McPhilips, Megan Kelly, Jennifer Brennan, Kate Nolan, Ellen Irwin, Sarah McVeigh, Kelley Colgan, Kayleigh Shine (1-8), Laureen Shanagher, Natasha Munnelly (0-2) and Kara Earle (0-2). Subs: Michaela Keaneney, Holly Martin, Edel Byrne, Emma Curran, Tia Cronin, Caoimhe Galvin, Aine Griffin, Shona Hanley, Kate harrington, Oonnagh Kelly, Megan McKeown, Michaela Keogh, Sheena Kilroe and Aime O Connor. 

Minor update. Minors run ends at the hands of classy Meath 

For the second year in succession Our Cox’s steakhouse sponsored Minors lost out in the championship on  Saturday last  to the same opposition when the were defeated by defending champions Meath on a score line of 4-11 to 2-07. In a repeat of last years final both sides battled it out in a tight first half and left everyone waiting with great hope of something similar in the second half but it was the royal girls who playing with the aid of a strengthen wind upped the anti in the second period and had two goals and a few points on the board before Roscommon could respond. To their credit Roscomm never gave up and indeed it was them that finished the strongest but alas it was two late and it was Meath who progressed to a final meeting with Clare. 

Roscommon: Marie Kelly, Meabhe Tiernan, Shannon Dowd, Aoife MacLaughlin, Amy Curley, Roisin Wynne, Shaunna Fleming,  Sinead Glennon (2-1), Sarah Scally (0-1), Louise Brady (0-2, 1F), Sinead farrell, Michaela McHugh, Laureen Curran, Niamh Shanagher (0-2)and Ciara Corcoran (0-1F). Subs: Eadoin Lennon, Amy Quinn, Sarah Hoare, Amy Malone, Jullie Healy, Niamh Fleming, Shannon Caulifield, Emmer McNally, Alanna Hanmore, Aine Mullins, Elaine McDermot, Rachael Gallagher and Caoimhe O Dowd. 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN: 

Our club championships returned last weekend with round 3 games taking place in all grades on Sunday @12pm , with the results as follows: 

Abbey Hotel Senior Championship: 

Kilbride  7-17 Shannon Gaels 0-07. 

Clann na nGael  St Brigids (tues 18th

Padraig Pearses  3-11 Strokestown 4-13

Hydrotech Water Supplies Intermediate Championship: 

Western Gaels   2-17 Kilglass Gaels 2-15. 

St Ciarans  7-16 Eire Og  1-05.

Michael Glaveys 1-03 Boyle 3-12

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior A Championship. 

Group A 

St Faithleachs  8-14 St Croans 2-06. 

St Mary’s  7-12 St Dominics 1-06. 

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior B Championship. 

Roscommon Gaels 0-03 Four Roads 10-12. 

Kilbride 11 0-03 V Kilmore 5-16

The action continues next weekend with round 4 taking place in senior intermediate and Junior B grades.  The Junior A Championship have almost reached the knockout stages at this stage with just a couple of outstanding fixtures to be played. When this happens we will know the quarter final pairings for the junior A. Please keep an eye on our social media outlets and our website for these details. Fixtures for the senior intermediate junior B for next weekend are as follows: 

Abbey Hotel Senior Championship: 

Kilbride  V Strokestown 

Shannon Gaels V St Brigids, 

Padraig Pearses  V Clann na nGael  

Hydrotech Water Supplies Intermediate Championship: 

Western Gaels   V Michael Glaveys 

St Ciarans  V Kilglass Gaels. 

Eire Og V Boyle. 

Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior B Championship. 

Kilbride 11 V Four Roads. 

Roscommon Gaels V Kilmore 

INTERMEDIATE LADIES UPDATE: 

The Ward Bros sponsored intermediate ladies are continuing their preparations for their upcoming all Ireland qualifier series. They have been drawn against Down with the winners playing Sligo in the quarter finals. The Down match takes place on the weekend of the 6th August in Drumlane Co Cavan at 2pm. 

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