We are delighted to announce that the total sum raised for Pieta House is €10,205.
We met this evening (distanced socially) with Alex and Laura Dempsey and John Donohue from the local Pieta House branch to officially announce the sum that has been raised by club members.The Club would like to thank Liam McNeill, Brian Kelly, Andy Hession for co-ordinating the event at McNeills; to Greg Glancy who supplied fresh fruit for runners at McNeills on the day..........
The GAA notes and welcomes the plans published by the government last Friday and some of the dates included relating to the possible return of sporting activity, including Gaelic games. The Association will attempt to seek clarity around some of the issues that have arisen in internal discussions since last Friday including the challenge of social distancing in contact sport. GAA facilities are to remain closed as part of efforts to prevent gatherings which breach the restrictions.We are instructing our clubs and counties to continue to adhere to the restrictions.............
Our club is embarking on two fundraisers to assist charities who provide vital services in our community. The first one on being co-ordinated by St. Faithleachs GAA on behalf of all GAA clubs in Co. Roscommon for RSG and Roscommon Gaels is participating in this. RSG is County Roscommon Disability Support Group based in Derrane. This organisation is committed to improving the quality of life and the standards of services to all people with disabilities, older people, children, families and provision of carers in peoples homes...........
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation and for Health and Safety reasons, Roscommon Gaels GAA club have come to the decision to defer the scheduled date of the Win A Subaru draw on May 3 rd to Saturday, August 29 th . It is hoped that by this time the normality that we used to know will have resumed by then. We are living in a very different environment at the moment.
The Club wish for the priority to be, that its members remain safe and assist with the country in flattening the curve and stop the spread of Covid 19. As May 3 rd was the original date scheduled for the Draw to take place, due to the current Government Guidelines, along with the current directive from the GAA, no Club events are permitted to take place up to April 12th.................
Win a Subaru
In May 2019, the Roscommon Gaels All Stars team was launched. This was a team for children with additional needs who came every week for the entire summer to learn to kick a ball, swing a hurl, to play and above all have fun. This was a hugely successful, feel good initiative for all involved – the children, the parents, the volunteers and of course, the club itself.
In August 2019 the Club entered the initiative into a Spórt TG4 national competition to promote an aspect of the club that everyone was proud of. The hard work paid off when the club won the overall first prize which was a new Subaru Impreza. We are very grateful to Spórt TG4 & Subaru Ireland for running the competition it has been a huge boost to our club.
One of the rules of the competition stipulates that the winning entry must raffle the car to raise funds for the club. All monies raised will be invested to purchase specific equipment for our All Stars team and to continue to develop our facilities for the 33 teams we field. To conclude, while All Star awards are hard to come by in many counties, in Roscommon Gaels there is one group of little All Stars the whole club is very proud of.