Club Notes August 25th

Senior Men’s Football

Our Paul Flynn Construction sponsored Senior Footballers made it two wins from two in the Championship Group stage with a 1-10 to 0-10 win over Western Gaels at Athleague on Saturday evening last. The club extends best wishes for a speedy recovery to Lorcan Daly who was taken from the field by ambulance. Many thanks to Western Gaels physio Aaron McDermott and our own Jenny Downey who together handled the situation with fantastic care and professionalism. See match report elsewhere in this paper for further match details and lineout. We next play our neighbours Clann na nGael in Round 3, on Sunday 8th September at 4.30pm in Woodmount. This game will be preceded by the U16 Football Championship game also against Clann na nGael at 3pm.

Junior A Men’s Football

Our RosGal Loss Assessors Junior A Footballers made the short trip to Kiltoom for our second-round game in the Junior Championship, facing last year’s Junior county finalists St. Brigids. The assembled squad had a nice mixture of youth and experience and those facets combined well for opening scores for the young Shane Downey and Charles Nevin (contender for goal of the season) and the young at heart Niall Finneran and Eoin Curran, to put us 1-3 to 0-2 up after fifteen minutes. We continued to press on, and further scores from Keith Grenham, along with Nevin and Finneran, put us in a strong position going in at the break 1-7 to 0-3 ahead. The second half unfortunately did not go according to plan as a few of our lads, who had given their all, began to run out of steam and mistakes became more frequent across the field. We did pick off scores in the second half from Niall Finneran, Shane Downey and Adrian Mannion but then conceded a couple of late goals which but an unfortunate look on the scoreboard. Well done to all on putting in a very impressive effort and giving their all in this game. Training continues on Wednesday and Friday night. We are due to play Castlerea St Kevins in the third round of the Championship next weekend, with the day and time still to be confirmed at time of writing. Please see club social media or for fixture. Squad: Mossy Dolan, Tom Richardson, Padraig Downey, Shane Kenny, Brenden Connor, Charles Nevin, Andrew Flood, Mike Kenirons, Shane Downey, Jason Murray, Adrian Mannion, Eoin Curran, Keith Grenham, Niall Finneran, James Kelly, Daniel Farrell, Jason Cunningham, Jamie Curley, Dylan Wallace.

 Junior B Men’s Football

The An Táin Bar sponsored Junior B team are due play neighbours St. Aidans in the penultimate round of the Division 5 League on Wednesday evening (28th August) at 8pm in Ballyforan.

The Junior B Championship is also due to commence in the coming week, at time of going to press, we are hopeful that our opposition Kilmore will facilitate our request not to play as scheduled this Friday night, given almost our entire third team will be involved in the county hurling semi final at 6pm on Saturday evening. Please see club social media for fixture updates. The fixture against Kilmore is currently down for this Friday night at 8pm in Lisnamult (Roscommon Gaels) grounds.

 U21 Hurling

Athleague/Tremane 2-12

Padraig Pearses 0-13

Our Birchgrove/Fergal Darcy sponsored U21 hurling team played Athleague/Tremane in the U21 Championship Semi-final in Tremane Tuesday evening. Despite the wet conditions the Pearses lads started brightly and led 3 points to 1 after 10 minutes with Oisin Kelly scoring 2 frees and one from play. Athleague/Treamane then got a goal against the run of play that put them in the lead for the first time. Oisin Kelly immediately responded with an excellent long range point from the left wing. Pearses added further points with 2 frees from Oisin and a point from midfield from wing back Luke Powell to leave the half time score Pearses 0-7, Athleague/Tremane 1-06.

Athleague/Tremane started the second half on fire and got a goal and 5 points without any Pearses score to open up a 10 point lead. At this point with things going against them it would have been easy for the Pearses lads to make excuses and throw in the towel but the level of honesty of effort and determination shown by the Pearses players was admirable. The lads doubled their efforts and got the next 6 points from Oisin Kelly’s 2 frees, Liam Creavin a 65, Patrick Grehan from play and 2 excellent points from Tomas Carey who despite being one of the smallest players on the pitch won more that he’s fair share of possession. Mikey Kelly and Liam Creavin were now winning a lot of ball in the middle third. At this point the gap was back to 4 and could have been less but for Pearses attempts to get an elusive goal. Athleague/Tremane finished the scoring to win by 5 points. Best of luck to Athleague/Tremane in the final who were the better team on the evening.

Team: J. Burke, S. Fallon, L. Corbett, C. Lohan, L. Powell(0-1), M. Comerford, M. Kelly, L. Creavin (0-1, 1 53), S. Downey, O Kelly(0-8, 6F), J. Donoughue, A. Flood, T. Carey(0-2), P. Grehan(0-1), J. Curley. Subs: A. Kelly, M Hynes, R. Hanrahan, C. Rice, K. Grenham, J. Kelly


U11 Boys football

Our U11 boys football team commenced the Summer league with an away game v St Brigids. Both teams played excellent football and our hosts started very well scoring some excellent points. Some good phases of play and scores from Euan Kelly and Enda Browne kept us well in the game at half time.  The second half continued with the same pattern of both teams playing excellent football. Some fine scores from St Brigids edged them in from but our lads never dropped their heads and responded with some fine scores of our own. In the end St Bridgids finished scoring the last few points to win. This was a great team performance with all the panel getting a   Half each. Panel Lee Connaughton Shane Carty Niall Doran Keelan Doran Euan Kelly Michael Brooks Jack Brooks Euan Kelly Enda Browne Leon Morgan Gavin Kelly Daniel Cruise. Sean Greene Adam Kenny Billy Lynch Senan Naughton.  


U14 Girls Football Div 1A C’ship Semi Final:

Well done to our U 14 girls who delivered an outstanding performance vs Clan na Gael in Johnstown to progress to the Div 1A Final on a scoreline of 5-3 to 3-6. It was one of the best performances from the girls this year and despite losing to Clan in our league semi final and Feile, our girls were just not going to be beaten tonight. They were tenacious right from the start and raced into a 3-1 to no score lead. We could even have been further ahead. Clan slowly started to come into the game and finished the half strongly. HT score 3-2, Clan 1-1. Again we were quick out of the blocks in the second half with an early goal. We were comfortable however were very conscious that Clan were not going to lie down and scored 2 goals which were softly conceded on our part. With 5 minutes left and just 3 ahead, every question was asked of the girls. Their resolve, belief and skill were just unbelievable and the scenes from the players and supporters showed how much it meant to them. A deserving win . Credit to all the panel and now a final needs to be won. Panel as follows: Ella Greene, Arlene Cunningham, Aiveen Curley, Mia Walsh, Lorna Cruise, Emma Mc Greal, Jennifer Downey, Katie Mulry, Ciara Lohan, Chloe Costelloe, Amelia Halpin, Charlotte Blackweir, Marianne Monaghan, Blaithnaid Kelly, Ava Mulry, Katie Murray, Alana Ryan, Hannah Kelly, Katie Curley, Hannah Farrell, Sarah Killeen, Loaise Costelloe, Amy Costelloe, Kate Moore, Jessica O Brien,


Summer Camp:

We hosted our annual summer camp last week. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side. Thanks to all the kids who came to our camp. Thanks to our coaches who made an enjoyable few days for the kids.

Special thanks to Niall Daly, Ronan Daly and Hubert Darcy for taking time out of their busy schedule to come down and meet and greet the kids.


U16 County Camogie

Congratulations to Roscommon U16 camogie and especially to our club representatives Jane Creavin, Ruth Doyle and Aoife Keogh on their 2-10 to 1-8 win over Kerry in the All Ireland Final.


Lotto Results

Lottery result August 25th numbers drawn 2,16,24 and 34. Congratulations to all of our match three winners: High Collins c/o Pitch lighting and Treasa Dooley and Nathan Downey c/o White team. Next weeks Jackpot is €16,700. The draw will take place on Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Buy online or fill up an envelope. Thanks for supporting our lotto!!


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