Sunday 25th of February 2018
€9,700 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 14, 17, 18, 23
The weekly winners of €30 were
Winner of Monday evenings 25 card game in The Hyde Centre was Ann Corcoran and the runner’s up were John O’Beirne and Michael Finan. Well done everyone. New players always welcome Monday’s at 8.30pm.
U10 Camogie training every Friday evening in the Convent Gym from 6:40-7:30. Please bring €2 per child to cover the cost of gym hire, a drink and a sock for your hurley. All are welcome.
U12 Camogie training every Friday evening in the Convent Gym from 7.30-8.30. Please bring €2 per child and a sock to cover your hurley. All are welcome.
U14 Camogie training Saturday Morning 10.30-11.30 am in Lisnamult please wear warm clothes.
U8 hurling commences Thursday Feb 15th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.
U10 hurling commences Monday Feb 12th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.
U12 hurling commences Wednesday Feb 14th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.
Please bring €2 per child per night to cover cost of gym hire. Sock also required to cover hurl while playing indoors. All new members welcome!
Well done to our U17 Hurlers who had a hard fought victory over Pearses. Aodha Hession centre forward scored 4 pts from play. Simon Walker scored 1-2 from full forward position. Dylan Hanley got 1pt from a free. Tom Farrell kicked a point over. James Mooney scored a goal from full forward position. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 2-8 Padraig Pearses 2-3.
The U-14 hurlers played their first match of the year in Lisnamult on Saturday when they met St. Dominic's in opening round of the county Feile competition. Despite cold, wintry conditions both teams produced a good game. The Gaels showed determination and skill to win by 3-8 to 1-3. Our next match is away to Padraig Pearses next Saturday.
Congratulations to Roscommon Gaels Man Georoid Egan who was a member of NUI Maynooth hurling panel who won the Electric Ireland Ryan Cup on Saturday against Ulster University the final score was 2-19 to 0-9 well done.
Commiserations to the CBS it wasn’t to be their day the Connacht Senior Hurling Semi Final replay against New Inn finished New Inn 5-9 CBS 1-10.
U12 Football is back Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm in The Hyde. Our first game of the league is a home game on Sunday 25th of March against Faithleach’s.
U14 Football training continues Tuesday evenings in Full Body Workhouse at 8.15pm €5 this is a combined training of both footballers and camogie players.
Junior Ladies Football Tuesday evenings 8.15pm and Sunday Mornings 11am. We have been using Roscommon Leisure Zone for out training sessions. Please bring €2, a text will be sent through the what’s app group to notify players of any changes to venue. Our first game of the league against Kilmore was postponed. Our next game of the League is a home game on Sunday 11th of March against St. Croans.
Our U16 Division 2 ladies are out in the first round of the Championship next Sunday 4th of March when they take on Eir Og in Lisnamult at 4pm. Come out and support the girls.
The Roscommon U16 team played recent challenge matches against both Donegal & Monaghan in preparation for their up-coming championship. Roscommon Gaels are represented by Eva Beisty who played in both matches, they led Donegal at half time & despite a gallant display in the second half they were narrowly beaten while they beat Monaghan comprehensively in a game played away in Clones on Saturday last. Well done Eva & keep it up!'
Our U16 Division 2 Football lads began their campaign on Monday the 19th. We were the hosts to Oran in the 1st round of the League. A great turnout of lads braved the cold on a very heavy pitch. The Lads controlled the play in the first half. Both teams battled closely in the second half with the Gaels being marginally better. We missed a good few goal chances in the Second half. We defeated Oran by a final score of Roscommon Gaels 5-11 Oran 1-8. The lad’s next game is on 11th of March away to St. Michaels. 2nd April the lads are away to St. Ciarans. 8th of April the lads are home to Elphin-Ballinameen. 15th of April the lads are away to Strokestown.
Our minor footballers were out on Sunday against Kilmore/Shannon Gaels we had only 17 players with alot of our older lads missing or injured. Poor first half but better in the second final score Kilmore/Shannon Gaels 1-17 Roscommon Gaels 0-5.
Well done to James Featherstone who was selected to play for Roscommon Senior Team against Louth.
The best of Luck to the CBS who play Claregalway College on Monday 26th at the Corofin Gaa Ground at 12.30pm.
Our U14 Footballers are back up and running.
Hoping to have two teams in League - so important that all the lads turn out for training. Training on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings.
COACHING NEWS (WK 09 2018)
A. Foundation Football & Child Protection in Sport Course
We understand there may be coaches in our club who not have completed the Child Protection in Sport or Foundation Football / Hurling courses.
We can arrange to run both these courses in-house. If you need to take either of these compulsory courses please contact John Donnellan by next Friday 02 March.
B. Coach Information Session + Football & Child Protection in Sport Course : Tuesday 06 March
One of the areas that our Coaching Committee discussed last autumn was to provide information to our coaches on the practical aspects of our club.
We have prepared a short presentation which we will run through with our coaches on 06 March commencing at 07.45pmin the Hyde.
Immediately after the Info Session, Sinead O Brien (Jigsaw Roscommon) will speak with us.
Jigsaw Roscommon is part of the National Jigsaw network which is an organisation that supports young people’s mental health. As well as providing a service for 12-25 year olds to receive support in relation to mental health concerns, Jigsaw also provide support and information to young people, adults, communities and clubs who would like to increase their knowledge of and ability to support young people’s mental health.
In response to an increasing number of sports coaches approaching us with concerns around the mental health of the young people they work with, Jigsaw has developed a talk called ‘One Good Coach’.
Following the talk participants will:-
· Have a greater understanding of Mental Health
· Have a greater understanding of the importance of their role as a ‘One Good Adult’.
· Have a greater awareness of how to promote and support young people’s mental health in their role as a coach.
· Learn about their local Jigsaw and how young people can access the service.
C. Club Mentoring Programme 2018 – Reminder
This important programme will include an opportunity for all our coaches to present their views on how we can improve Coaching and Coaching Structures in our club.
We are planning to commence the Programme shortly and will ask all coaches to participate.
D. Upcoming Coaching Workshops for your Diary
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are delighted to announce that they will be holding coaching workshops over the coming months for their Academy/development squad management and club coaches in both football and hurling and delighted that Paul Earley, Mick Bohan and Martin Fogarty will be coming to Roscommon.
Date: Monday February 26th
Venue St Dominic's.
Squad: U17 Celtic challenge cup squad
Guest Coach: Martin Fogarty
Academy/development squad coaches.
Wednesday April 4th.
Guest Coach: Mick Bohan
Saturday April 21st.
Time 10am -1.30pm
Guest Coach: Paul Earley
Club coaches workshop
Saturday May 19th
Time 10am -1.30pm
Guest coach Paul Earley.
Martin Fogarty Workshop
A Hurling session with Roscommon U17 Celtic panel this Monday 26TH @ 7PM sharp IN ST Dominic's Pitch. We need ALL Under Age Coaches from U 10 to Seniors to be Present. A Big turnout is expected.
Improvise, Adapt & Overcome - Coach Education & Continuous Learning
If you can endeavour to go and coach another age group in the club or do a session for a friend in another club. There are certain differences within each team dynamic and being able to appreciate and understand these are critical to making subtle adjustments within your own team. You would be surprised at the willingness of coaches within your club or even outside to come and assess what you are doing and give honest feedback on what they felt went well or not in a given match or training session. An open dialogue here is critical and massive learning can take place. So while at times we may just look to drive forward with our own ideas and personal views despite evidence that suggests it may not always be the best course of action. We are not dealing with the myriad of problems and struggles that the US Marines are dealing with but we can always look to use their mantra. “Improvise, Adapt, And Overcome.
Sat 3rd March U14 Lads Feile Hurling Padraig Pearses V’s Roscommon Gaels
Pairc an Phiarsaigh 12pm.
Sun 4th March Minor Lads Football League Division 2A Roscommon Gaels V’s Faithleach’s Lisnamult 1pm.
Sun 4th March U14 Lads Football League Division 1 Roscommon Gaels v’s Brigid’s 11am Kiltoom.
Sun 4th March U14 Lads Football League Division 4 Roscommon Gaels v’s Padraig Pearses 11am Pairc an Phiarsaigh.
Sun 4th March U16 Division 2 Ladies Football Championship Roscommon Gaels V’s Eir Of Lisnamult 4pm.
The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Frank Nally and his family on the death of his Mother, our thoughts and prayers are with the Nally family at this time.
Craig Connolly Memorial Walk
On Saturday the first inaugural Craig Connolly Walk/Run to mark Craig’s first year anniversary, with profits going to Croi/Crumlin was held with huge support from locals and further afield. The Day was a tremendous success, and as well as being a wonderful tribute to Craig, it was also a great reflection of the strong community spirit held by the people of Roscommon. Club Member and Senior Player with the Gaels Cathal Dinneen was involved in Fullbody Workhouse along side Craig. Pictured are some of our members. Well done to all involved.
Interview with Marie McAleer
The phenomenal growth and success of Ladies Gaelic Football traces its roots back to the pioneering visionaries who played and promoted the sport and Marie McAleer is central to this work. An outstanding player, she was the first Chair of the Roscommon Ladies Gaelic Football county board while still active on the field when it took shape in 1974 and was a founder member and first Vice President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.
Her passion and drive for the sport has continued ever since and has been put to good use on several national and county board committees while she was also instrumental in the establishment of the Roscommon Gaels Ladies Gaelic Football Club in 2000. Marie is a member of Roscommon Gaels, Secretary to Roscommon LGFA and Secretary of the Ladies Gaelic Football disciplinary committee...
I met Marie during the week and asked her a few questions.
When and where did you first play: 1972 with St. Croans.
Notable Sporting achievements: 1978 winning an All Ireland against Tipperary. Roscommon had to travel to Breffni Park to play the conquerors of 1977, Cavan. The Western champions beat Cavan by a single goal 3-6 to 2-6 in a hard fought semi final. Tipperary and Roscommon met at Ballinasloe on a wet dreary day, the 10th September, 1978. This was Roscommon’s greatest hour. Conditions didn’t suit the speedy Roscommon players. However, they beat Tipperary well 2-3 to 0-5. Captain Elizabeth O’Brien received the Martin Cup from Tom Dowd, the Ladies Gaelic Football President. During 1978, Roscommon were “unbeatable”. Coaching was by Michael Naughton, the County Board Secretary and Public Relations Officer, with help from Marie Holland (McAleer), P.J. Reynolds and Hugh Cox.
Biggest influence on your career to date: My father. Michael Holland who was president of St. Croan’s Gaa. Gaa was in the blood. My brothers are also an inspiration to me they too were involved in GAA.
Toughest Opponents: Liz Gibbons (O’Brien) Clan Na Gael.
Favourite Venue: Breffni Park.
Most memorable sporting moment: 2001 Roscommon Ladies winning the County Junior Title. 2005 Roscommon Ladies winning the County Intermediate title. 2006 Roscommon Gaels Ladies winning the Intermediate title against Eir Og.
Favourite Players: Female: Noelle Healy (Dublin) Male: Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
What skill is the most important in Ladies Football: A clean pick up – It improves a game speed wise and non deliberate contact.
The High point of your career to date: It has to be The Gaa Presidents Award that I recently received in Croke Park.
Biggest Disappointment: None in football you are dealing with disappointment all of the time that you become immune to it.
Ways of improving the Ladies Football: We need more people to help with the running of teams and ensure they have all their courses (fundamentals, safeguarding) completed. We have to realise its ladies and not men’s football and referees need to implement ladies rules.
Person you would like most to meet: I would love to meet Joanne O'Riordan she is one of seven currently living people born with the condition Tetra-amelia syndrome, and is from Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. She first shot to fame when she confronted Enda Kenny on disability cuts forcing the government into a U-Turn. She has addressed the United Nations and discussed technology with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Apple. She is truly an inspiration to others.
If there was a transfer market who would you buy to play for Roscommon Ladies: Noelle Healy. (Dublin)
What do you like most about Gaelic Games: I like the community spirit, the battle in the heat of the moment and when the game is over we can all still be friends. I like too that we all come together when our County is out. The GAA seems to have something a bit special, no matter where in the world you are, there’s a man or woman with a hurl and sliotar having a puck about, someone hand passing a ball or putting on their club colours with pride, even if they’re togging out at the other side of the world. That’s the thing about being part of your local club, the sense of belonging is overwhelming and that, in my opinion is what I like most.
What one thing would you like changed in the GAA: Things should never get personal. People should realise that we are being guided by rules and regulations.
Advice for beginners: Listen to your mentor, take everything on board and most of all enjoy.
Pet Hates: The hurler on the ditch. (An opinionated person who offers unsolicited and often unwanted advice on the best way to handle a situation).
Favourite Film: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Favourite Food: A good curry
Favourite drink: Gin and Tonic
Favourite Music: Bolero by Maurice Ravel, Food for thought a piece made famous by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean ice skating 1984 gold medal
What would you do if you won the lotto: Put a roof over Ireland and develop an all weather pitch for ladies football
The Best invention ever: Electricity
Best advice you ever got: Be your own person