Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 6, 12, 16, 32
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Pa Mannik, Faha, Killarney.
• Hillary Cooper, Castlrea.
• Michael Somers, C/o J Igoe.
• Mary Connolly, Lysterfield, Curraghboy.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
Winner of the 25 Card game on Monday 18th of March in The Hyde Centre was Ann Mulhern and the runner’s up were Liam Fleming & Noel Maguire. Thank you for your continued support. New players always welcome Mondays at 8.30pm.
Health & Wellbeing News
1. Defibrillator Training Class
Defibrillator Training Class scheduled for Thursday 11 April in the Hyde 7pm – 10pm. Can each team manager send a text to their group encouraging as many parents as possible to avail of this important training.
Feedback on numbers attending to be finalized by Monday 08 April.
Training Cost : €5.
Tea/Coffee will be served.
Hurleys for sale
We have hurleys for sale in the club if parents or coaches wish to contact me on 0863466465.
22”, 24” cost €10 each.
26”, 28” cost €15 each. 30”, 32” cost €20 each.
33”, 34”, 35” cost €25 each.
U10 Hurling - Our U-10 hurlers, some having had a great day in Croke Park the day before, continued their indoor programme last Monday. The main focus for the session was “Striking form the hand “while the theme for the evening was “The Importance of Practicing Skills at Home”
It should be noted that next Monday 25th will bring our indoor programme to a conclusion and our Outdoor programme commences on April 1st, 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm in Lisnamult.
Our minor hurlers had a comfortable win over St. Domnic’s on last Wednesday evening in Lisnamult. Thanks to my volunteer Umpires who helped out.
Next up Four Roads 4th April in Four Roads.Training Monday evening 7-45 to 9pm
We conceeded our game against Athleague today.
Roscommon Gaels Academy U’6
Details of our academy for U6’s in the Hyde Centre. Starts the 9th of April from 6.30pm. Come along and bring your friends it’s going to be great fun. New members always welcome. Spread the word.
ROSCOMMON CREDIT UNION COMPETITION
Support Roscommon Gaels entry to Win Sports Kit to the value of €1,200! 1 Like = 1 Vote. Have you voted for your team yet? Voting Closes 12 midnight, March 31st! One Like = One Vote! Please note only Likes on each entrant Competition Post on the Roscommon CU FB page are counted! Please go onto The Roscommon Credit Union facebook page and give the Roscommon Gaels entry alike.
The team entry with the most Likes WINS!!
We’ll kick off the U8 girls Football on Monday 8th April at 6-7pm indoors in the Hyde Centre for the first few weeks. If anyone has not yet registered and would like to attend you can contact Joe on 086 7727552.
Our U12 girls continue to train on Wednesdays. Their first match of the league is on the 7th of April v St Faithleach’s in Faithleach’s.
What a start to the new season! In what turned out to be a thrilling game against Shannon Gaels this Evening in Kilmore. Shannon Gaels began on the front foot with scores. However, Roscommon Gaels didn't sit back and registered some fine scores themselves.. At the break, Shannon Gaels led by 6 points. The second half saw Roscommon Gaels come out with all guns blazing and racing into a two-point lead. Roscommon Gaels started to win possession down the right wing and the comeback began. Some fantastic scores from Chloe Donoghue goal from Eimear O’Farrell, as well as two fine saves by Sioda McGuinness and some great defending by our backs, got Roscommon Gaels right back in the match. The final score Roscommon Gaels 3-10 Shannon Gaels 3-5. A great match to be part of and great performances by all involved. ....next week we play Padraig Pearses in Pearses.
Junior Ladies Football
Our Junior ladies are not back out again until April 14th when we take on Kilbride in Kilbride.
Roscommon Gaels Free Taking Session
Roscommon Gaels free taking sessions commenced yesterday evening under Kevin McStay. Yesterday’s session was for our u12 lads and u14 lads. This was a very enjoyable session a huge thanks to Kevin McStay for facilitating.
Busy day today for the lads. First up was Day 1 of a 2 day blitz held in Ballinasloe. We had 2 teams playing and both performed well. Other clubs taking part were Ballinasloe, Caltra, St. Dominics and St. Brigids. Second day of the blitz is next Sunday.
Next up was half time in the Kerry - Roscommon league match in the Hyde. After a raffle earlier in the week 20 of our 43 players got the chance to play in front of the large crowd. All in all, a hectic but enjoyable day for all involved.
U14 Football Div 1
Roscommon Gaels 0-10 Clan Na Gael 2-04
On a bright sunday morning ideal for football our lads started brightly playing into a stiff wind. Exchanges were tight in the first half. We had a job on our hands with their big midfielder - conor Sheehan but Ciaran & Rory stood firm in the middle of the field. Everthing that was thrown in on top of michael Gilhooley at full back - Michael won it hands down. He was outstanding in the first half along with Jack Donnelly who continues to impress and his physical athleticm at No 6 was a job to behold. We went in at half time 4 points to 2 up. Everything went well for us. Quick balll into john Mcguinness worked well but we changed a bit in the 2nd Half. Andrew oates came out of goal & placed in full forward. Worked for a while but we changed it later on.
They got 2 goals within the space of 2 mins which put them 4 up but points from john mcguinness and rory carthy bring the teams level with a few mins left. Exchanges were frantic and some big hits went in. Great character building for these lads. Game finished level. We are sure to meet them again
Next sunday we play St Dominic's in Tremane at 11am. That will be a tester & good for us !!!
Division Four League
Well done to our Junior Lads who defeated St Michaels in the League on Saturday. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 0-11 St Michaels 0-10.
Our underage football goalkeeping sessions from U12-Minor commenced Saturday morning 2nd of March and will be on again this Saturday 23rd of March under the stewardship of Deckie Hoare. It is a wonderful opportunity for all our goal keepers.
Please support all our teams as they compete in their various fixtures – it’s so important to all the players to see lots of support and encouragement on the side-lines – no matter what their age :-)!! – It really does make a difference.
Especially the home games – what better way to pass an evening or morning – stroll up to the pitch, bring the kids and enjoy the fresh air while supporting your club.
Serious Support for all our players – don’t forget the club colours :-)
The GAA are hiring
Third Level Students required for Cul Camp Employment:
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are seeking applications from third level students who wish to gain employment on our football & Hurling Cul Camps this summer and must apply with CV and cover letter to email@example.com
we are asking clubs to pass this information onto their third level students.
All applicants must be third level.
Coaching background if possible.
Must have GAA Garda Vetting.
Award One Football Course:
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are holding Award One football Course on the following dates.
Saturday March 30th
Venue Scoil Mhuire Strokestown/GAA pitch.
Coaches must be registered before they commence the course please contact Ollie Lennon to register
Free CPR Community training day in Roscommon Library on Friday May 3rd. Registration onwww.HandsforLife.ie
Rossies Day at the Races
I am writing to remind you of our exciting Rossies at the Races day in Punchestown on May 4th. This has been a great occasion on previous years and this year promises to be no different.
Join us in Punchestown on Saturday May 4th for what promises to be a great day out. Tickets are €150 and include:
• Admission Ticket – (General Admission is €30)
• Reserved Enclosure Badge – (worth €10; an upgrade from General Admission)
• Wrist Band access pass to different areas to include the private viewing lawn for guests in the Punchestown Pavilion
• 4 Course Lunch – (Starter, Main, Dessert, Tea/Coffee)
• Afternoon Tea served after the 4.45pm Race (includes Sandwiches/Cocktail Sausages/Chicken Goujons)
• Race Card & Pen
• Mobile Tote Reps and Bookmaker in the room
• Guest Tipster
• Live Music
• Monster Auction and Raffle
• Spot Prizes
• Please spread the word among your members and let them know about this great day out. We need to ascertain the level of interest as soon as possible so I would really appreciate if you could come back to me by this day week with numbers.
Valerie Ní Mhuirí
Coiste Contae Ros Comain
Guthan : 086-8369122
Seoladh : Knock Road, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
AJ Getting ready for Football and wanted to do his bit for Down Syndrome Awareness ...
Well done to Carragh Kennedy pictured receiving her first All Ireland handball medal today in Kingscourt.
Roscommon Gaels Academy (kids born in 2013 / 2014) will commence on the 9th of April for Girls and the following evening the 10th of April for boys. On both evenings training will start promptly at 6:30pm and finish at 7:15pm in the Hyde Centre.
The kids will be introduced to both football and hurling skills with a large part of their training done using the ABC program (agility balance and coordination).
The training will run once a week until the end of August 2019.
Membership for academy is set at €30
Any queries, please contact Seamus on 086 8688129