Ward Bros Intermediate take on Wexford in league semi-final.

The ward Bros intermediate ladies had the weekend off last weekend as the local leagues took pride of place, but Michael Finneran’s charges return to action next weekend as they face Wexford again in their league semi-final in Clane Co Kildare at 2.15pm on Easter Sunday neat (16th). Please come along and support the girls as they strive to reach the national league final.

 

Local league returns:

The adult leagues returned last weekend with round three fixtures over all for divisions, with the results as follows:

Adult League

Division 1

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Clann na nGael 5-17 Western Gaels 4-10.

Kilbride 9-08 Strokestown 1-06.

Kilglass Gaels 7-17 St.Brigids 5-07.

Division 2

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Eire Og v St.Ciarans *

Ballinameen 1-05 Michael Glaveys 1-04

Padraig Pearses 4-12 Oran 0-07

Division 3

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Shannon Gaels v St.Dominics *

Roscommon Gaels v St.Faithleachs

St.Barrys v Boyle

Division 4

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St.Croans v Kilmore 

Castlerea v St.Marys

Kilbrifde II v Four Roads

 

Local Underage update:

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

Last weekend saw the first of the MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 semi-final fixtures take place on Sunday last with the exception of division four which concluded its final set of fixtures. Also the Division 3 semi-finals don’t take place till next weekend. The following are the results to hand.

 

Semi-Final Results:

Division 1:

Clann nA nGael V Boyle (takes place on Monday 10th April),

St Dominics 6-08 St Brigid’s 3-13.

Division 2:

Kilbride 2-05 Elphin/Kilmore 1-06.

Castlerea V Shannon Gaels (playing Monday).

Division 4 final round

Michael Glavey’s 3-05 St Michaels 6-12,

St Ciarans 7-12 Oran 2-10.

 

Fixtures:

Following completion of the semi-final fixtures in division 1 and 2, the line up for the finals of the MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 championship from division 1 and division 2 is complete and these will take place on May 1st at a venue yet TBC.

The finals line up as follows:

Division 1:

Clann nA nGael or Boyle v St Dominics

Division 2:

Kilbride V Castlea or Shannon Gaels.

As stated earlier the division 2 semi-finals will take place next Sunday at 4pm between the following:

St Faithleahs V Strokestown and Eire Og V St Barry’s. Some outstanding fixtures have still to take place in division 4. These will be concluded between the teams prior to finals day on May 1st.

 

Feile 2017 finals day:

This year’s Feile competition comes to a head next Easter Monday in Kiltoom when the semi-finals and finals will be held at 3pm and 5pm respectively.

This semi-final pairings as follows:

Clann nA nGael V Padraig Pearses, and St Brigids V Castlerea with the two winners progressing to the final to earn the right to represent Roscommon at the national finals to be held in Fermanagh this year on the last weekend in June.

 

U12 season continues:

Last weekend saw the U12 non-competitive leagues continuing with great excitement all round. This weekend sees the third set of fixtures take place this time on the Monday instead of the Sunday. Again first named team at home with a 6pm kick off:

Northern league:

Ballinameen V Boyle,

St Michaels V Elphin/Kilmore,

Shannon Gaels V Kilglass Gaels.

Southern League:

St Brigids V St Ciarans,

St Dominics V Padraig Pearses

Four Roads V Clann nA nGael.

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 of this week they will be hosted in Castlerea, St michaels and Hyde Park Roscommon, and next 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: 

Connacht Championship continues.

On Saturday last in Connolly park Collooney in Sligo round 2 of the Connacht U14 and Minor Championships took place when both our teams travelled to take on the home side. The Stephen McGuinneass sponsored U14 girls badly in need of a lift after their disastrous start against Leitrim the previous week put in a terrific effort but unfortunately fell short at the end on a score line of Sligo 5-16 Roscommon 4-08.

The Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod minor girls continued their good start to the campaign with another strong performance which say them take home the points in a comfortable manner on a score line of Sligo 2-06 Roscommon 7-11.

Here is a brief report from each encounter:

 

U14

The Stephen McGuineass sponsored U14 team got off to a poor start again when sligo goaled inside just 30 seconds. However this time the Roscommon girls rallied well and responded with a goal and a point of their own, the goal coming from Hanna Moylan. Indeed Roscommon continued their good form with a couple of points and another goal from Aisling Hanley to leave them ahead again with half time looming. But then then game changed just before the break when sligo who had been chipping away with points goaled twice in two minutes just before the break to suddenly leave 7 between them at the break ascore line Roscommon hardly derserved (HT Sligo 3-09 Roscommon 2-05).

To the credit of the visitors they continued to battle on after the break and once again got the score line down to a manageable 5 points with about 15 mins to go. Then a turning point came with about ten to go with the visitors trailing by 7 been awarded a penalty which they missed. Sligo almost straight away brook down the other end to add another goal. They never looked back after this and in the end added yet another goal to run out comfortable winners 5-16 to 4-08.

Roscommon  S

Roscommon Team: Ellen Cafferkey, Mia Macken, Hannah Moylan, Aoife Leonard, Robyn Dowling, Rachel Murray, Clodagh Powell, Abby Curran, Aishling Feely (Capt), Shannon McGuinness, Ciara Martin, Aishling Hanley, Ellen O’Beirne, Amy Phelan and Lily Vickers..

Subs: Caoimhe Morgan, Mia Macken, Katie Cronin, Gracie Loftus, Ria Lennon, Chloe Rodgers, Ciara O’Gara, Kirstin Cronin, Rachel Gormeley, Niamh McTeague, Niamh Hester, Ali Campbell, Michaela Burke, Abby Murray, Lisa Burke and Aishling Tracey,

Roscommon U14 team which was defeated by Sligo in their second outing in this year’s Connacht championship on Saturday last in Sligo.

 

Minor

Ros continue good start to campaign

Our minor girls continued their good start to their campaign with a comfortable 21points win over home side Sligo on Saturday last. Indeed the result of this game was never in doubt from the start as the visitiors raced into a four point lead by the 12 minute and indeed if it were not for some terrible shooting the visitors would have been a lot further ahead. Sligo opened their account on 14 mins with a point and then briefly threatened

To make a game of it when the goaled in the 17th min to leave the sides level, but Roscommon  didn’t panic and answered with a point from Ciara Corcoran and then in the 22 min Lauren Curran got the first of her three first half goals to stretch their lead again. This was a lead they were never to relinquish as they powered ahead with further goals from Curran (2) and Sinead glennon before the break. Sligo’s sole response was a penalty goal which had to be taken twice at the very end of the half to leave the half time score Roscommon 4-07 Sligo 2=01.

The second half was really a non-event as Sligo never really threatened to eat into the Roscommon lead, and when the visitors goaled through Alanna Hanmore in the 45 min the game was all over. Sligo to their credit never gave up and kept ticking over the points, but Roscommon finished the strongest with two excellently taken goals from Sarah Scally in the 57the and 60th minute to leave them convincing winners on a score line of 7-11 to 2-06. While tougher tasks will lay ahead they will be happy with their start to the campaign.

Roscommon. 

Roscommon Team: Marie Kelly, Rachel Gallagher, Shannon Dowd(Capt), Aoife McLoughlin, Amy Curley, Roisin Wynne Shauna Flemming, Amy Malone, Sarah Scally(2-3), Ciara Corcoran(0-2),Louise Brady, Alanna Hanmore (1-0), Lauren Curran(3-2), Niamh Shanagher(0-2), Sinead Glennon(1-00),

Subs: Eadaoin Lennon, , Sarah Hoare, Sinead Farrell, Julie Healy, Elaine McDermott, Shannon Caulfield(0-1), Eimear McNally, Mikaela McHugh (0-1), Aine Mullins, Niamh Flemming, Hetti Cahill, Amy Quinn and Heater Payne. 

Roscommon Minor team which defeated Sligo in their second outing in this year’s Connacht championship on Friday last in Sligo.

What’s Next: the new trend of double fixtures continues for these teams as both sides take on Mayo next Saturday in Ballyinlough (Michael Glavey’s) at 12 and 1.30pm respectively.

 

Other news:

U14’s:

The next outing for these girls will be a home fixture next Saturday at 12pm in Ballinglough (Michael Glavey’s) against Mayo.

U16’s

The U16’s played against Cavan in Mullohoran on Saturday last, this was the last run out for the girls as they get ready for championship kick off against Galway on the 17th April and proved to be a terrific preparation for that game against Galway.

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

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