Congratulations:

The county would like to say a big congratulations to Intermediate players Natalie Mchugh, Jenny Higgans, Amanda McLoone, Laura Fleming and Joanne Cregg who were selected to represent Connacht in the upcoming interprovincial championships which this year will be held in Monaghan in late April. A great honour for the girls, their clubs and for Roscommon.

Local league returns:

The adult leagues return next weekend with fixtures over all for divisions as follows with as usual first named team at home:

Adult League

Sunday 9th April @12 noon

Division 1

Sponsored by Hannons Hotel

Clann na nGael v Western Gaels

Kilbride v Strokestown

Kilglass Gaels v St.Brigids

Division 2

Sponsored by Stonehouse Restaurant

Eire Og v St.Ciarans *

Ballinameen v Michael Glaveys

Padraig Pearses v Oran

Division 3

Sponsored by Castlerea Vehicle Recycling

Shannon Gaels v St.Dominics *

Roscommon Gaels v St.Faithleachs

St.Barrys v Boyle

Division 4

Sponsored by Castlerea Vehicle Recycling

St.Croans v Kilmore 

Castlerea v St.Marys

Kilbride II v Four Road

Local Underage update:

MCL Agri supplies Under 16 competition group stage completion with round 5 results:

Last weekend saw MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 final round 5 fixtures take place on Sunday last with the exception of division four which has another round to run. The following are the results to hand.

Round 5 Results:

Division 1:

Clann nA nGael 7-24 Boyle 0-04,

St Dominics W/O St Mary’s Conc,

Padraig Pearses 0-02 St Brigid’s 3-05.

Division 2:

Castlerea W/O Four Roads Conc,

Kilbride Conc, Shannon Gaels W/O.

Elphin/Kilmore 6-09 Roscommon Gaels 1-08.

Division 3:

Eire Og 5-07 Strokestown 0-09,

Western Gaels 4-05 St Barry’s 3-19,

St Croans 4-02 St faithleahs 4-16.

Division 4:

Oran 7-14 St Michaels 1-10,

Michael Glavey’s 3-02 St Ciarans 5-14.

Fixtures:

Following completion of the final round fixtures in the  the MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 championship from division 1 to division 3, the line up for the semi-finals is complete and these will take place next Sunday at 4pm. The home venue will be decided by the bonus ball in Wednesday night’s lotto draw. When draw complete these will be posted on social media and our website.

The semi-finals line up as follows:

Division 1:

Clann nA nGael V Boyle,

St Dominics V St Brigid’s.

Division 2:

Kilbride V Elphin/Kilmore

Castlerea V Shannon Gaels.

Division 3:

Strokestown V St faithleahs.,

Eire Og V St Barry’s

As stated earlier there is still one more set of fixtures to take place in division 4. These will also take place next Sunday and are as follows, with first named team at home

Michael Glavey’s V St Michaels,

St Ciarans V Oran.

Feile 2017 kicks Off:

This year’s Feile competition kick started last Monday night as the three quarter-finals took place with the results as follows:

Clann nA nGael 8-05 St Dominic’s 3-02,

St Brigids 6-07 St Ciarans 3-03,

Padraig Pearses beat Roscommon Gaels four points.

This leaves the semi-final pairings as follows:

Clann nA nGael V Padraig Pearses, and St Brigids V Castlerea. These games will be played on Easter Monday (17th April) where the final will follow immediately afterwards at the same venue. Watch local papers and social media for venue and time details.

U12 season begins:

Last weekend saw the beginning of the U12 season with the non-competitive leagues starting. This weekend sees the second set of fixtures take place. Again first named team at home with a 6pm kick off:

Northern league:

Boyle V Elphin/Kilmore,

Kilglass Gaels V Ballinameen,

Shannon Gaels V St Michaels,

Southern League:

St Ciarans V Padraig Pearses

Clann nA nGael V St Brigids,

Four Roads V St Dominics

We would like to bring to your attention that as stated this is a NON COMPETITIVE league and therefore should be respected for in that manner by players, mentors, supporters and Parents and the only focus should be on enjoyment for the kids.

Easter Camps:

Once again a reminder that Roscommon ladies board are delighted to announce that in conjunction with the men’s board will be running an Easter camp for both boys and girls at various venues across the county, on the12th, 13th 14th they will be hosted in Castlerea, St michaels and Hyde Park Roscommon, and the following week on the18th, 19th, 20th April they will be held in Michael glaveys (Ballinlough), St Brigids (Kiltoom), Clann nA nGael (Johnstown), Boyle and Kilglass Gaels Gaa grounds. These camps are for both boys and girls aged 6 to 14. In attendance will several inter county stars from both the men’s teams and the ladies teams will be in attendance.

Clubs are asked to forward names of coaches who maybe interested in helping out with the camps by forwarding an email to the county secretary. I will have more details in the weeks ahead but in the meantime keep an eye on social media for announcements

County Underage Update: 

Championship begins.

Last Friday evening in Cloone Co leitrim saw the first championship games for our Stephen McGuinneass sponsored U14 girls and the Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod minor girls when they took on the home team in round one of the Connacht Championship. This new format of doubling up on the two grades proved to be a great success as a large crowd turned up to cheer on all teams. Unfortunately It proved to be an evening of contrasting fortunes for the visitors as our minor side ran out convincing winners, but it was the complete opposite for our U14’s as they succumbed to a surprisingly heavy defeat at the hands of Leitrim. This was not the start they needed but time is still on their hands as the strive to turn it around. On the plus side it was a good start for the minors as they begin their quest for provincial honors.

Here is a brief report from each encounter:

U14

Visitors crushed by the home side in Friday night gloom in Cloone.

Roscommon 3-09 Leitrim 11-10

In the curtain raiser to the Minor game our McGuinness Plumbing & Heating Tarmonbarry Sponsored U-14 girls had an unforgettable evening in Cloone as the lost out heavily to Leitrim in the first round of the Connacht Championship. Leitrim dominated all sectors of the field but were particurarly strong in the midfield and full forward areas. The bombarded the very potent full forward line of Muireann Devanny, Riona McKeon and Olwyn Moore who scored a whopping 11-09 between them. Roscommon didnt give up the fight and scored 5-08 on the evening. Manager Martin Murphy will have to rally his troops and look for a win against Sligo on Saturday afternoon next at a Sligo venue.

Roscommon Team: Ellen Cafferkey, Hannah Moylan(1-0), Ali Campbell, Niamh McTeague, Michaela Burke, Rachel Murray, Clodagh Powell, Abby Curran, Abby Murray, Shannon McGuinness, Aishling Feely Capt(1-02), aishling Hanley (2-03), Ria Lennon, Amy Phelan Gracie Loftus.

Subs: Caoimhe Morgan, Aoife Leonard, Mia Macken, Aishling Tracey, Robyn Dowling, Ellen O’Beirne(0-1), Ciara Martin(0-2), Lily Vickers, Chloe Rodgers, Ciara O’Gara, Kirstin Cronin, Katie Cronin, Rachel Gormeley, Lisa Burke, Niamh Hester.

Roscommon U14 team which was defeated by Leitrim in their first outing in this year’s Connacht championship on Friday last in Cloone.

 

Minor

Ros girls pull away after slow start

Roscommon 3-14   Leitrim 1-11. 

Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod sponsored Roscommon minor ladies got their Connacht Championship campaign off to a winning start when the took on Leitrim at a extremely wet and windy Cloone GAA Grounds on Friday evening last. Leitrim who already had a game against Sligo under the belts started the brighter run into a three point lead within the opening ten minutes. Once Sinead Glennon goaled for the Roscommon  in the tenth minute the visitors took over and led by 2-09 to 0-06 at the break. The second half was played in monsoon like conditions and was a much closer affair botsh sides scoring 1-05 a piece in the second half to leave the full time score Roscommon 3-14 Leitrim 1-11. The joint managers Grace O’Brien and Carol Manning will be pleased with the performance from their players under the conditions and can look forward to their visit to Sligo to take on the Yeats ladies on Saturday afternoon next. Roscommon

Team: Marie Kelly, Amy Quinn, Shannon Dowd(Capt), Aoife McLoughlin, Amy Curley, Roisin Wynne Shauna Flemming, Amy Malone (0-1), Sarah Scally(0-1), Ciara Corcoran(0-2),Louise Brady (1-0), Alanna Hanmore, Lauren Curran(04, 2frees), Niamh Shanagher(0-1), Sinead Glennon(2-02),

Subs: Eadaoin Lennon, Rachel Gallagher, Sarah Hoare, Sinead Farrell, Julie Healy(0-02), Elaine McDermott, Shannon Caulfield(0-1), Eimear McNally, Mikaela McHugh, Aine Mullins, Niamh Flemming, Hetti Cahill. 

Roscommon Minor team which defeated Leitrim in their first outing in this year’s Connacht championship on Friday last in Cloone.

What’s Next: the new trend of double fixtures continues for these teams as both sides take on Sligo next Saturday in a Sligo venue not known yet as we go to print but as usual you can check social media later in the week for details.

Other news:

U14’s:

The U14 management of our U14’s want to thank all who came along and supported a Table Quiz in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday last which went to raise funds for the Co. U14 girls. It was a great success and will be of great value to the squad.

The would also like to Thank all who contributed to our recent predict the score fundraiser 

The management would like to congratulate the Murray team on winning the main Senior prize and to the u14 girls team who took the junior prize.

Thanks to the sponsors who gave numerous spot prizes- Time Pieces Roscommon; O’Connor Family; Molloy Bakery; Corrib Oil; Casey’s/Supermacs Roscommon; David Hynes Pharmacy; McGuiness’s Pharmacy; Euro Giant; Macken Family; Gormley Family; Classic Cutz Hairdressers; Hester Family; Burke Family; Vicker Family and Rogers Family. We would also like to thank Hannons Hotel for the use of their premises and for the refreshments on the night

U16’s

The U16’s next challenge is against Cavan in Cavan on the 8th of April which is this coming Saturday in ballyborough at 2.30pm. this will be the last run out for the girls as they get ready for championship kick off against Galway on the 17th April.

Fixtures for all inter county teams are now unloaded on the Connacht LGFA and our new Roscommon LGFA website.

Combined Draw Winners:

The two recent winners of the combined draw were as follows. (Remember each winner gets €350 and each winning club gets €150)

Tommy Finan Castlerea St Kevins and Eimear O Callaghan Western Gaels.

Website:

We are delighted to announce 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