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This week Roscommon Gaels faced Padraig Pearses in Lisnamult in the third round of the 2019 league. The Gaels were beaten by Pearses in the Championship by one point on a cold, wet evening in early April. The defeat was sore and the girls were not going to let that happen again. The team lined out on a sunny evening in Lisnamult and the scores started to flow. The magic was back!. Scores from Zara Fallon, Ava Mulry, Gwen Killion and Anna Kiernan gave the Gaels a 3:3 to 0:1 lead at half time. Molly Finneran in goals together with the back line kept any of the Pearses attacks at bay not letting them dominate at all in this space. In the second half the scores continued and Alannah Sutton, Grace O Gara, Ellen Dolan and Grace Geraghty added to the scoreline. Several subs were brought on and these girls added greatly to the game. The final score was 6:7 to 1:2. Roscommon Gaels maintain their joint leadership of the League table at the moment. Roscommon Gaels face St. Domnicks on Monday next 27th May at 7.30 pm for the fourth round of the league.
The County féile skills competition took place in Lisnamult on 19th May and the Gaels were represented by Ava Mulry and Gwen Killion. The winner was Andrea Fallon who goes on to represent the County on June 22nd in Abbotstown.
Our boys now look forward to displaying those skills at the 60th Celebrations next weekend.
Training continues on Mondays @ 6.30 pm
Our U-10 s had a very enjoyable evening last Monday when Southern Gaels from Athlone came to Lisnamult for two challenge games . We played an U-9 and U-10 game . While winning both games with every player getting plenty of game time the most enjoyable aspect was to see the level of skill on display from our lads . It really showed the benefits to be had from our well organized training sessions .
U14 Ladies Football
Our U14 Ladies are in a DIVISION 1 - SEMI-FINAL
On Mon 3rd June @7pm Roscommon Gaels (H) v Oran.
Roscommon Gaels Hall of Fame 2018
Oliver Mc Guinness Snr
Oliver was born in 1938 and lived at Main Street, Roscommon.
He played football at all levels for St Coman’s from Juvenile up to Senior with considerable success and it was acknowledged by people involved at the time that Oliver was a very skillful and talented player and that he would go on to have a successful football career.
He progressed to the St Coman’s senior team and when the new Gaels were formed in 1959 following the amalgamation of Eoghan Ruadh’s and St Coman’s, Oliver played a prominent part in the Roscommon Gaels senior football team.
In 1959 the senior team were defeated by St Brigid’s in the County semi-final and Oliver played at corner forward at the age of 21. Then senior footballers lost at semi-final stage in 1960 and 1961.
In 1962 the senior footballers began their campaign with a 1-8 to 1-5 win against Shannon Gaels. The County final in 1962 was not played until 1963 as Roscommon qualified for the All Ireland senior football final. At Athleague in July 1963 Roscommon Gaels defeated St Brigids by 1-11 to 1-10 and Oliver McGuinness played a prominent role in the victory. Oliver moved from Roscommon in 1963/64 for career purposes but continued to maintain a keen interest in the Gaels. A truly great Gaels family. Well done Oliver.
Our U9 Football group had their first go games blitz on Saturday 25th. Hosted by St Aidans in Ballyforan we competed with St. Aidans and St Ciarans over 3 games. Thanks to all the boys for attending and to St Aidans for their hospitality and a great mornings football. The boys had a great morning.
Our U10 boys took part in a football blitz on Saturday morning in Kiltoom hosted by St Brigid’s. We had 22 lads togged out, divided into three teams with all lads playing 4 tough games against St Brigid’s, St Dominic’s, Padraig Pearses and Clann na Ngael. Our lads played brilliant. Training continures 7pm sharp Tuesday evening. Keep up the great work lads.
Official Opening of Roscommon Gaels Lisnamult GAA Facilities
To all our Club Members and their families,
Our club, Roscommon Gaels GAA was founded in 1959 when the two GAA clubs in Roscommon town amalgamated to form what we know now as Roscommon Gaels. As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations we are officially opening of our GAA facilities in Lisnamult with a set of events over the June bank holiday weekend.
After years and years of planning and fundraising by the various committees in Roscommon Gaels we have purchased, developed and built pitches, floodlights, a sports wall and dressing room facilities that we should be very, very proud of and we should all be there to mark the opening of them. These facilities are there for current and future generations of Roscommon Gaels, the local schools and our community and they should be celebrated and never taken for granted. We want all of our club to be together in our home ground of Lisnamult at the official opening.
Our GAA club is all about belonging, fostering a common sense of identity, pride in where we are from and the club we play for, being together, celebrating our achievements and successes and have fun together. There is something for all members to participate in and to mark this very important milestone in our clubs history and development. We are looking forward to seeing all members of Roscommon Gaels at the official opening by our club President and a founding member Mr. Barry Molloy.
Programme of Events:
Friday 31st May 2019
· 6.30pm Hyde centre. The inaugural night of our newly formed Roscommon Gaels All-Stars – a fabulous club initiative to accommodate children with additional needs in taking part in Gaelic games.
· 8pm Lisnamult – Men’s Junior Football Div.4 league game vs Boyle.
Saturday 1st June 2019
· 5.30pm Lisnamult – Men’s Senior Football Div.1 league game vs Michael Glaveys
· 9.30pm “Oscars” function room Hollywood bar 2018 Club awards night and 2018 Hall of Fame presentation to Oliver McGuinness Snr.
Sunday 2nd June 2019 12 – 5 pm Lisnamult
· U8s, U10s & U12s mini games in football, camogie & hurling
· U14s Feile teams – presentation of sponsored Feile gear
· U6s academy skills display
2.30 – Official Opening by Mr. Barry Molloy, Club President & Founding Member
· BBQ, Refreshments, Marquee
· Face Painting, Tug-of-War, Relay Races with a twist
· U16 and Minor - Poc Fada, Penalty Shoot-out, Cross Bar Challenge, plenty of fun games
· Buy an Ice Cream from Our Senior Players - all proceeds donated to Roscommon Down Syndrome
Monday 3rd June
· 2pm Lisnamult Men’s Hurling Match vs Athleague
We look forward to seeing you all there over the weekend and let’s make this celebration one of the highlights of our 60th anniversary year.
Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without working together)
Cathaoirleach Roscommon Gaels GAA club
Well done to Shóna and Carragh Kennedy who won silver and bronze in the All Ireland community games handball in Limerick yesterday.
Well done to Eoghan carthy who won an all Ireland handball silver medal on Saturday
Pictured are Yvonne Donohue and Laura Hynes who were at the launch of the Ladies Football Championship at Loughneane Park on Thursday Last.
Co. U14 LGFA
Well done to Ava, Zara, Shauna, Shelly and Deckie and the U14 Roscommon County team who topped their group on Saturday in Kinegad. The girls are now through to the All Ireland Silver 1\4 finals next Saturday. The best of luck.