Connacht Campaigns begin:

With the local club championships concluded the spotlight switches to our representatives in the provincial campaign. First up is St Mary’s who are out next Saturday in the Connacht junior quarter final when they entertain Bornacoola St mary’s of Leitrim. Kick off is at 5pm in Orchard park Elphin. Best of Luck to St Mary’s.

Our other representatives – Western Gaels in the intermediate and Kilbride in the senior are out on the 15th and 13th of October respectively, we will have more details on those next week.

Development Update:

As promised the last of the development squads – the U13’s were in action as well a couple of Sundays ago in the Connacht Blitz.

County Roscommon Ladies Football U13 Development program

If you were in Roscommon over the past 6 weeks at Roscommon Community College on a Wednesday evening, you would have been greeted with a pitch full of girls who were invited in to training with county trainers for a development program. This was the first time the maority of these girls would have been involved in something like this and on average there were 90 girls training and the girls were given a taste of the standard which is required to play at county level. 

The girls were also given the opportuity to play in the county jersey, with half the panel travelling to the Connacht blitz in Ballyhaunis, where they fielded against both Mayo and Galway teams. The girls showed skills which they had learned and for a first outing, never having faced county teams previously, they showed great passion, skill and determination against the cream of the other counties. The remaining girls played a challenge againt Offaly, where they too got an opportunity to wear the county jersey. This bunch of girls showed  their flair and passion in this game.

This phase of the development is over as all the girls are competing in the U14 Championship, and phase two will commence at the end of September/beginning of October, when hopefully the U14 management team is in place.

We would like to thanks all the parents for bring the girls to training and the games, to Roscommon Community College for the use of their facilities, and to the county board for their support.

Panel of girls:

Oran – Leah Casey, Erin McDermott, Taylor Kelly, Jenny Kenny, Ciara Connaughton, Mellia Lawless, Nicole Reaney

Clan na nGael – Chloe Shanahan, Shauna Kenny, Ella O Reilly, Niamh Mc Teague, Giolliasa Jamil, Tara O Neill, Aoife McGoldrick, Caireann McGoldrick,

Padraig Pearses – Keira Keogh, Aoife Keogh

Four Roads – Siafra Finneran, Alison Corrigan, Sinead Mannion, Sally Bolger, Sinead Scott, Caoimhe Kelly, Ruth Gannon, Emma Mannion, Aine Hynes,

Eire Og – Ciara Fitzmaurice, Niamh Hester, Amy Doory, Nicole Noone

Roscommon Gaels – Chloe Donoghue, Eimear O’Farrell, Carragh Kennedy, Holly Harkins, Ava Mulry, Claire McNeill, Ellen Biesty, Eabhin Walsh

Micheal Glaveys – Niamh Coyne, Niamh Mannion, Jade Goarke, Amy Fleming, Mia Ronane

Strokestown – Teagan Gibbons, Megan Gibbons

Kilglass Gaels – Lucy Keevey Bux, Rachel Lawe, Orlaigh Tigh, Aoife Tighe

Elphin – Ruth Shangher, Shannon Dowd, Ellie Brady          

Shannon Gaels – Karen McManus, Jane Carty, Katelyn Gannon

St Barrys – Katy Roger, Chloe Rogers, Karen O’Boyle

St Michaels – Amy Tiernan, Amy Gallagher, Niamh Reynolds, Aine Harte

St Faithleachs – Katy Rohan

Boyle – Ruth Johnson, Cliodhan O’Dowd, Grainne Rooney, Aising Feely, Isabella King,  Caoimhe Cregg

Tulsk – Hannah Moylan, Rebecca Kane,

Castlerea – Holly Connolly, Ellie Mulrennan, Kelis Curran, Abi Flanagan, Jessica Gannon,

Kilmore – Jean Caslin

Western Gaels = Ciara O’Gara

Kilbride – Aisling Hanley, Karina Leonard, Ellen Tully

St Brigids – Nnorah Canny, Emma Gallagher, Doreann O’Ruairc, Ria Lennon, Heather McGrane, Amy Gallagher, Abby Murray, Shauna Loftus

St Croans – Abbey Gooney, Ella Thompson, Leah Egan

St Ciarans  Eabha Dowd, Anna Murray, Sadhbh Connelly, Ciara Dowd, Mary Kate Millar


U13 Development Squads


Latest upcoming Fixtures:


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Sunday 1st October @4pm

Divsion 1


St.Brigids (H) v Boyle

St.Dominics (H) v Elphin/Kilmore 

Divsion 2


St.Ciarans (H) v St.Barrys 

Kilbride (H) v Western Gaels 

Divsion 3

Round 4

Roscommon Gaels v St.Croans

Castlerea v Shannon Gaels

Four Roads Bye

Division 4


St.Michaels (H) v St.Marys 

Michael Glaveys (H) v Ballinameen  

Kilglass Gaels (H) v St.Faithleachs 


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