Adult Championship takes centre stage: 

With all the county action over for another season the center stage was firmly fixed on our club championships last week as the semi-finals were taking place over all codes in an action packed weekend. The senior and Junior Championships were where battle was taking place with the intermediate semis taking place the following weekend of the 2nd September.  In the Abbey Hotel senior championship champions Kilbride were in action against Shannon Gaels in Elphin on Saturday evening last and champions Kilbride who emerged victorious on a score-line of 3-13 to 1-06. 

In the other semi-final of the senior championship also on Saturday evening last it was the battle between Clann nA nGael and Strokestown in Knockcroghery and what a battle it was with strokestown eventually emerging winners on a score-line of 4-10 to 3-11 after a Thriller in the Dominic's venue.  

Separate match reports below: 

Strokestown edge out Clann in Thriller at Knockcroghery: 

Strokestown 4-10 Clann nA nGael 3-11. 

In the semi-final of the Abbey hotel senior championship played in sunny Knockcroghery on Saturday evening last it was Strokestown who emerged with a narrow two-point victory after a Super battle with a young Clann nA ngael team and perhaps the old cliché nobody derserved to lose would have been more appropriate but unfortunately the Johnstown girls were left to rue a poor first half performance and a number of wide's which ultimately cost them.   Clann started the better with two quick points from Caoimhe Lennon and Ruth finless, but Strokestown hit back with their first goal through county star Aisling McAuliffe. This was added to with points from Niamh Beirne and Cora Devine and then Mchugh got goal number 2 to leave six between them. Clann kept battling and points through Lennon (2) and Strokestown added another two through Mchugh again. Then a third goal arived before half time when McHugh sent in a free which was deflected to the net to suddenly leave Clann in arears by nine points at half time on a scoreline of 3-04 to 0-04. 

The second half started the exact same as the first with Clann getting the first two points from michele Reynolds and sub Kayleigh Shine but strokestown bounced back with another goal through Eleanor Hanley to knok the stuffing out of Clann. Tresese Lennon pulled one back for clann but Mchugh (free) and Jill Mullooly put Strokestown ten up. Then the Clann comeback began, Sinead Farrell slotted a penalty after Shine was fouled and Lennon added a point. Hanley and Beirne kept
the Strokestown scoreboard ticking in what was now an end to end contest.Clann goaled again through Reynolds and suddenly there  was only five between them. Strokestown kept the points ticking but when Finless got Clann's third goal going into injury time the lead was only two now.  To Strokestown credit though the held their nerve and added two points of their own through McHugh (2). Clann brought it back to three with a Lennon free. They were to get one last chance from a thirty-meter free but Reynolds effort went over the bar and Strokestown had held on for a deserved two-point win which sees them progress to the final on the 16th September. 

Final score: Strokestown 4-10 Clann 3-10. 

Strokestown: Marie Mullooly, Ellen Beirne, Colleen Cauneen, Feena Beirne, Bronagh McHugh, Aoife Shiel, Sarah Brucell, Aisling McAulliffe (1-0), Niamh McHugh (1-7), Jill Mullooly (0-1), Elanor Hanley (2-0), Niamh Beirne (0-1) and Cora Devine (0-1) Sub: Chelsea Devine for Cora Devine (40mins). 

Clann: Eadaoin Lennon, Ide Crehan, Ciara Quinn, Aine Connaughton, Amy Quinn, Shaunna Bannon,
Kelly Harrision, Saorise McManus, Ruth Finless (1-1), Threse Lennon (0-1), Caoimhe Lennon (0-4),
Sinead Farrell (1-0), Kayleigh Dunning, Shaunna Connell and Michele Reynolds (1-2). Subs: Kelley
Colgan for Amy Quinn (20mins), Megan Kelly For Dunning (20mins), Kayleigh Shine (0-2) for
McManus (HT), Kayleigh Dunning for Crehan (50mins) and Orla O Neill for T Lennon (55mins). 

Kilbride hold off gallent Shannon Gaels effort:

Elphin was the venue for the senior semi-final between Kilbride and Shannon Gaels played on Saturday evening . The weather conditions were perfect . Favorites Kilbride didn’t take long to  score with Eilish Fannon pointing a free kick earned from a foul on Siobhan Tully following an industrious run  in the opening minute . They continued with attack after attack scoring a further 2 points before Shannon Gaels opened their account with a point from Aisling McDermott.  Another Shannon Gaels attack yielded a point from Aine O Dowd  Yvonne Creighton prevented a Shannon Gaels goal when she deflected the ball  as they attacked . Kilbride dominated the remainder of the half scoring 3 more points and a well taken goal by Niamh Shanagher who caught a  long high ball from Casey Keane.  Two great runs from Siobhan Tully saw Sinead Clabby through on goal but her shot was saved but seconds later Siobhan put Fiona Tully through finishing to the net .  Shannon Gaels found it hard to penetrate the tight Kilbride defense and managed to convert two more points following good work  from the ever dangerous Aisling McDerrmott who was well supported by Aine O Dowd ,  Katie Daly and the excellent Sorcha Bruen . Half time Kilbride  2-06 Shannon Gaels 0-04. Kilbride had the majority of possession in the second half . The forwards linked well to produce attack after attack resulting in  a further 7 points and half way through Sinead Clabby finished to the net  once again put through by Siobhan Tully on one of her trademark runs . Shannon Gaels scored a goal in the early stages from the boot of Sorcha Bruen  but could only manage to score two more points in the second half . Kilbride attacks began from the back with Rochelle Mullaney , Alice Kelly and Katie Kelly impressing with their attacking runs . Tara Taylor commanded the midfield sector ably assisted by Eilish Fannon . Christina Beirne worked hard in defence for Shannon Gaels closing down several attacks .  Final Score Kilbride  3-13 Shannon Gaels 1-06.

Teams : Kilbride : Lorraine Connor , Ciara Taylor , Rochelle Mullaney , Jennifer Fannon , Alice Kelly , Katie Kelly , Tara Taylor (0-03), Eilish Fannon (0-04), Siobhan tully , Fiona Tully (1-01) , Niamh Shanagher (1-00), Casey Keane (0-02), Blaithin O Beirne (0-01), Sinead Clabby (1-02. ). Corina Gormley for Casey Keane , Aoife Tully for Sinead Clabby, Lorna Flanagan for Eilish Fannon , Patricia Shally , Niamh Tully , Caoimhe Neary , Jacinta Tully , Alexandra Gigon, Maire Lohan , Mairead Tully , Aine Griffin, Ruth Walsh , Erin Fallon , Roisin Tully ,.
Shannon Gaels : Leona Carney , Christine Glancy , Christina Beirne , Aideen Filan  , Claire Cregg , Elaine McDermott , Mairead O Dowd , Tess Murtagh , Emma O Beirne, Katie Daly , Aine O Dowd (0-03), Caoimhe O Dowd, Ruth O Harte,Sorcha Bruen (1-02) , Aisling McDermott (0-01).  Martina Hanly for Ruth O Harte , Linda Duignan for Aideen Filan , Stella Cregg , Aisling egan , Catherine Flynn , Aisling Cryan , Hanna O Dowd , Ceara Noone 

Junior A Semi-final:

In the outstanding semi- final of the Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior A championship it was St Faithleachs who took on St Mary’s in Tarmonbarry for the right to Play St Barry’s in the final come September. It was St Mary’s who emerged victorious on a score-line of 4-16 to 1-10.

Full weekend Results: 

Abbey Hotel Senior championship: 
Clann nA nGael 3-11 Strokestown  4-10.
Kilbride 3-13 Shannon Gaels 1-06.
Keenans Bar and Restaurant Junior A Championship: 
St Faithleach’s 1-10 St Mary’s  4-16.

Next weekend: 
 Next weekend sees the two hydrotech Water Services intermediate championship take centre stage as the outstanding play off for the last semi-final spot will take place between Boyle and Eire Og in Boyle at 6.30pm on Saturday evening. The winners will take on Western Gaels in the semi proper.
Minor Championship continues: 
The Joe Simons builder’s providers Boyle club minor championship continued last week with some games taking place on the Monday and Thursday of last week and some more taking place last nightMonday. For the late results of last night’s games please check out our website for details. Results to hand are as follows: 
Round 2: 
Division 1: 
Clann nA nGael 6-18 St Dominic’s 1-10
Padraig Pearses 4-12 St Faithleach’s 1-07
Division 2: 
St Brigids V St Mary’s
Oran  St Croans. 
Division 3 A: 
St Barry’s 4-14 St Michaels\Kilglass Gaels 2-14.
Western Gaels V Shannon Gaels (played Monday).  
Division 3 B: 
Four Roads  Castlerea. 
Elphin/Kilmore V Michael Glavey’s (played Monday) 
Strokestown 1-15  Eire Og 2-07. 
Round 3: 
Division 1: 
St Faithleach’s V Clann nA nGael (Monday 28th 7pm)  
St Dominic’s 7-14 Padraig Pearses 4-05. 

Division 3: 
Round 2:

St Barry’s   4-14 St Michaels\Kilglass Gaels 2-14.
Four Roads 3-01 Castlerea 8-11.
Elphin/Kilmore 6-19 Michael Glaveys 2-10.
The minor championship continues this Thursday and next Monday at 7.00pm with round 4 of divisions 2 and 3 taking place with any outstanding games from division 1 also may take place. As usual first named team playing at home: 
Division 2: 
St Brigids V St Croans. 
Oran V Boyle. 
St Mary’s  V Kilbride. 
Division 3 A: 
St Barry’s V Roscommon Gaels 
St Michaels\Kilglass Gaels V Western Gaels. 
Shannon Gaels  V St Ciarans . 
Division 3 B: 
Elphin/Kilmore V Castlerea. 
Four Roads V Strokestown 
Michael Glavey’s V Eire Og. 
U14 Championship also continues: 
In what is a very busy period for our games the Lawlor and Hynes construction U 14 championship
continued last Sunday evening and round 3 continues next Sunday with both the results and fixtures
to hand listed below. 
Division 1 
Group A 
Elphin / Kilmore 2-05 St.Brigids 3-13(Round 1 result) 
Round 2
Division 1 B
Clann nA nGael 9-19 Boyle 6-09. 
Division 3: 
Castlerea 10-10 Four Roads 2-04. 
Division 4 A: 
Strokestown V4-06 St Michaels 1-08. 
Ballinameen 4-03 Kilglass Gaels 4-07. 
Division 4 B: 
St Mary’s 1-03 St faithleachs 13-08. 

Round 3 Fixtures

6pm Sunday 3rd September – First named team at home 
Division 1 A: 

St Brigids V Eire Og. 
Division 1 B: 
Boyle V St Dominics. 
Division 2A: 
Western Gaels V Oran: 
Division 2 B: 
Kilbride V St Barry’s. 
Division 3: 
Four Roads V Roscommon Gaels. 
Shannon Gaels V St Croans. 
Division 4 A: 
Kilglass Gaels V Strokestown  
St Michaels.V Ballinameen. 
Division 4 B: 
St faithleachs V Michael Glaveys. 
Development update: 
Our development squads are busy with preparations this weather as training continues for all. The
U15’s and the U17’s train in the community collage grounds in Lisnamult on Saturday mornings and

the U13’s also train at the community collage but on Wednesday evenings. This project is the first of
its kind in Roscommon ladies football and is proving to be a huge success so a big thanks goes to the
coaches who are giving up their time to coach and organize these squads in which will surely be of
benefit to Roscommon ladies going forward. 
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