Club Notes - 16th September 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 3, 16, 25, 30
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Susan Buckley.
• Peter Murray, Celtic Avenue.
• Paul Hoare, Sleevinagee.
• Aengus Oates, Creevy.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
Go raibh míle maith agat!
A huge thank you to all our club members for making today such a success in Lisnamult, despite the result. There were a lot of preparations in the week running up to the match and many people worked hard to have to place looking as well as it did today. The grounds, the PA system, the scoreboard, the car parking, the traffic management, the shops, the press area and all the toilet & changing facilities made the whole experience for those who attended the game a thoroughly enjoyable one. Well done and thank you to all our volunteers and helpers who willingly gave their time to assist in the many duties that were required to ensure the smooth running of today’s match which was the biggest event that we have had this summer since Feile. Also Roscommon Gaels would like thank to those who donated their time and equipment etc. to make the day run as well as it did. Thanks to Decie Walsh for his PA equipment, to Denis Smyth LTB for his truck and to Lisnamult Residents Association for the use of their car park.
On behalf of the entire Roscommon Gaels players and management I would like to offer our sincere appreciation and thanks to every single supporter who came to the match today. Thank you for putting on your Gaels Jersey and coming to games to support us.
We have club facilities to be very proud of and we have a club with so many people willing to give their time both on and off the pitch to progress this club. Well done to everyone involved. Despite the disappointment of the loss it is not all over in the championship as we have a quarter final meeting with Padraig Pearses next weekend and there are quite a number of our brilliant underage teams, both boys and girls out over the next couple of weeks in a myriad of Co. Finals. Watch out for the texts and messages for these big games over the coming days and come out and support them. Well done to all for the mammoth amount of work that is being done on both on and off the fields. Roscommon Gaels abú
COACHING NEWS (WK 38 2018)
A. U12 Football & Hurling Skills Competition
Regional Football competition being held on Tuesday 18th of September at 7.00pm in Ballyforan. From that, 4 teams will qualify for our County Final on Thursday evening the 27th of September at 6.30pm in Kilbride.
Connaught U12 Football Skills finals are on Friday October 5th at 7pm in the Connacht COE.
Connaught U12 Hurling Skills finals are on Friday October 12th at 7pm in the Connacht COE.
B. Feile Football Applications
Connacht will host National Football Feile 2019 and clubs from the five Counties can apply to take part. All clubs have received their application form by email and are asked to return immediately if they wish to participate in Feile Peil 2019.
C. Coaching Tip : Ask For Success
Refocus your mind on the target and execute the kick/Puck with all the confidence a good shot requires. Never let a negative image or thought be your last image or thought before you kick/puck. You will probably get what you mentally ask for, so don’t ask for the negative, Ask for Success.
D. Our Club Coaches – 2018
Roscommon Gaels U12 camogie fielded two teams this year the Hawks and the Eagles. The finals take place next Saturday Sept 22nd in LIsnamult starting at 10.30am. The A Final sees Roscommon Gaels Eagles face St. Domnics in what promises to be a cracker of a game. The Eagles team has gone from strength to strength this year especially after their involvement in Feile and reaching the A final is a major success for this team and camogie.
After a busy season there is a play off for places in the B final and Roscommon Gaels Hawks will have their play off this Thursday evening for a place in the B Final. Again this team have improved significantly throughout the season and will make a great team for next year's season at U12 level again.
We play Four Roads in the County U16 Hurling semi final next Saturday.
U8 and U10 Football:
We had our final training for this season last Wednesday Evening. We began training back on 25th of April and ran for 21 weeks over the course of the summer. The U10’s played 10 matches in total and the U8’s played 5 games, both teams showed great improvement over the course of the summer. A huge mention of appreciation to the coaches, mentors and parents who willingly gave their time to the teams! The U10’s and U8’s are an exceptional group of girls. Every time they go out they represent their club to the best of their ability. They have up-skilled immensely. We as coaches are very proud of this group and of what they have achieved this year. Even though we have finished for the season we would encourage the girls to practice as much as they can at home.
Earlier in the week we hosted the U14 Summer League. In the A Final Roscommon Gaels v Oran unfortunately this game didn’t go ahead. In the B Final St Croan’s defeated Castlrea. In the C Final Four Roads defeated St Ciaran’s and in the D Final Kilbride defeated St Michael’s. A special thanks to all involved in the organising of this event and a special word of thanks to Sinead Kenny captain of the Roscommon Intermediate Team for presenting the winning teams with their plaques and medals.
With a Division 1A County final fast approaching what better than to take a day out from familiarity and have a bonding day for team and mentors. That’s exactly what our U14 girls and mentors did on Saturday and what a day we had! We started off by meeting in the morning to alight onto the marvellous Club Rossie Bus to transport us for the day – the girls racing for the back and the mentors happy to sit up front and ponder about all the discussions that took place at the table a couple of seats from the front! Our driver for the day was Jimmy Reilly who refereed manys a match and Jimmy drove us safely and didn’t rush us at all. We arrived at Lough Key Forest Park and spent the morning exploring the nature and the trees – more so we were zipping mid air from one tree to another!! The mentors participated with the unsteady logs 30 odd meters off the ground providing to be a bit of a challenge for some.....!!!!Some Fun!!!!! We then enjoyed our packed lunches together, a couple of photos and then hopped on the bus again and headed for Shannon Gaels training grounds at the Bull Field in Carrick on Shannon. Encouraging words from Bernie & Yvonne and Captain Holly were delivered as the girls togged out. Inspiration taken from these words we hope along with the girls observing photos of cups and trophies won by Shannon Gaels Ladies over the years adorned the dressing room walls. After their warm up Ladies Intermediate Team Manager Michael Finneran and team Captain Sinead Kenny arrived and put the girls through their paces with an excellent training session – mentors grabbing a few tips along the way! More words of encouragement from Paul, Sean and David before togging in and back on to the bus once more. A short journey across the road to Supermacs for a well earned bite to eat! Old rivals Shannon Gaels arrived in a short time later and pleasantries and well wished were exchanged for next week end. On the way home a birthday cake with candles was brought down the back for birthday girls Megan, Chloe and Gwen. Everyone sang and cheered for the girls as they blew out their candles together. A slice of cake for everyone and a team sing song on the way home. The day of course just didn’t happen out of the blue and took a lot of planning sponsorship and contributions were made which will be acknowledged later. What an absolutely fantastic day and thanks to all those that made it happen. Everyone got involved in the activities and were on an equal lever, definitely flourishing relationships while doing something fun and engaging. The most important part of the team building day is in the name itself – the team! And what a team.
We would like to wish the girls the best of luck in the Div 1 A final next Sunday 23rd in Lisnamult at 4.30pm. Please come out and support the girls.
Roscommon Gaels Hosted our home Under 8 Football GAA Go Games Blitz on this Sunday the 9th. Visiting we had Oran GAA, St. Brigids, St. Dominics, Clann Na nGael. With over 100 children involved it proved to be a very busy morning and the weather even played its part in making it a very enjoyable few hours.
On the day all the children played three rounds of games all of which were very competitive with some very fine skills on show.
Many thanks to all who came along to make this day a great day for our young players.
Thanks to all the parents, coaches, visiting clubs and referees who helped out on the day.
Referees on the day (Picture enclosed):
Names L-R: Jack Donnellan, Feidhlim O'Sullivan, Dara Hughes, Aaron Shannon. Finn Killion.
Our U12 Div 1 boy’s football team had a good win yesterday at lunchtime in Lisnamult over Western Gaels and now face Shannon Gaels in our last group match on Wednesday night, also in Lisnamult.
Directly afterwards our Div 5 went down by a couple of scores after a spirited performance also vs. Western Gaels. This side has one group match left versus St.Michaels which has still to be fixed.
Our Div 1 lads dug deep to gain victory against Strokestown on Friday evening last in Lisnamult.
We are now through to the County Final vs. Boyle scheduled for Sunday 23rd Sept. Venue: TBC.
Our Reserve lads are through to a KO game against St Dominic’s. Date & Venue: TBC.
The minor footballers defeated Elphin/Ballinameen in the final round of the championship on Thursday night in Lisnamult. The final scoreline was 3-13 to 2-10. Playing against the wind in the first half the Gaels were slow to settle and Elphin/Ballinameen looked the better team. However the Gaels improved as the half progressed and led by 1 point at half time. The second half saw both teams play some fine football and we eventually ran out winners by 6 points. We have now qualified for the final. This is a great achievement by the lads and is a fitting reward for all their hard work
Our Tommy Connolly Sponsored Senior Team played their last round of the championship today on a Sunny autumnal day in Lisnamult. It was always going to be a match of two halves with each team having the benefit of a strong wind. The Gaels played against the wind in the first half and within 21 mins the sides were level. However slowly and methodically our lads worked their way back picking of some well taken scores closing the gap to Roscommon Gaels 0-4 St Brigid’s 0-9 at half time. Facing into the second half the Gaels looked forward to the assistance of the strong wind in their backs. A goal for Brigid’s 9 minutes in was a real booster to our visitors this proved costly in the final analysis. This really fired up the match with both sides playing some great football. However, despite winning much possession and scoring 6 points in the second half we were scoreless for 21 mins in the second half. We got turned over at crucial times with inaccurate passing and wayward kicks. We didn’t press up on the short options on Brigid’s kick out. Final Score Roscommon Gaels 0-10 Brigid’s 1-12. Our lads now go on to meet Pearses in the quarter finals next week.
Our U10 hurlers played Ballygar GAA in a challenge match Thursday evening last in Ballygar. We fielded 2 teams, competing in 4 games, against 2 Ballygar teams. Both of our U10 teams performed strongly throughout all games and it was fantastic to see the boys demonstration of skills including jab lifts, striking from the hands, sidelines, solo runs, free-taking, points & goal scoring and support play for team mates throughout. While the second games were marred by strong showers, all players stuck to their task demonstrating great resolve, determination and focus during difficult games. Both teams won their games and were delighted with their own performances, as were coaches and parents alike. Well done all!
Next up...... we have been invited to partake in an U10 tournament & challenge in Southern Gaels Athlone Friday evening, Sept 21st. Time to be confirmed. This is the last tournament / challenge of the year and we encourage all players to attend. More details to follow during the week.
We will wrap up the season in Lisnamult at the end of September.
Training continues Monday in Lisnamult @ 6:30pm
Ros Gaels played St. Mary's Carrick on Shannon in the u12 B semi country final. We came out on top thanks to a huge effort made by the entire panel in the glorious sunshine in Athleague earlier today.
U12 B County final will take place on Sunday 23rd of September at 12.30 in Athleague. All supporters welcome.
U-14 hurling training takes place, as usual, at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Lisnamult.
National Hurling Development
Provincial Coaching Workshops 2018
October 13th. Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
Registration: 10.30 a.m. Workshop: 11.00 – 01.20 p.m. Lunch 01.30 p.m.
Practical station based workshop with participants rotating to each station.
Target audience – Youth – Adult Coaches. Open to all coaches – Hurling & Camogie
Workshop Theme – Building the Essentials into Every Training Session:
To include -
• Goalkeeping essentials
• Catching & Striking
• Hooking & Blocking
• Rising & Hand passing
• Defending & Attacking
Lead coaches for the day will be 3-5 coaches from the following list of well known players / coaches depending on availability. Confirmation closer to the date:
Jamesie O’ Connor, Seanie Mc Mahon, Christy O’ Connor - Clare
D.J. Carey, - Kilkenny
Ollie Canning - Galway
Eamon O’ Shea -Tipperary
Derek McGrath - Waterford
Martin Fogarty: - National Hurling Development Manager
Special Guest: - Kate Kelly - Wexford Bookings: http://learning.gaa.ie/hurlingworkshops
Early booking advisable as places are limited
Enquiries: All enquiries to Martin Fogarty.
Registration: €20 (includes lunch)
Play and Stay with the G.A.A.
Lisnamult caretaking and grounds maintenance
We don’t have a caretaking team but do have a parks committee in place whose duties include cutting & lining our pitches and general maintenance surrounding our pitches. If a pitch needs attention the parks committee (via Philip Mullen) should be contacted immediately and attention brought to the problem area. We will also arrange to have the bins removed for collection but should you notice an over-flowing bin, please report this.
Use of Lisnamult playing facilities
* All bookings for training, matches blitzes, sports wall etc must be done through pitch coordinator - Philip Mullen with exact dates and times
* Competition matches take precedence over training and challenge matches for all pitches
* Put out and take in flags yourself – they are stored in the physio room
* All gates from all pitches to be closed when leaving the field and car parks
* No warm ups on main pitch
* AED/defibrillator is in a metal box at the side of the dressing rooms. There is no code for the box and if it will not open please press 0 on keypad to open it. Stretcher (orange) is in the kitchen behind the door and the Eircode for Lisnamult is on a sign at the side of the dressing rooms.
Use of the dressing rooms
* New dressing room kitchen key is in a key safe at front of building code 1959
* The keys for ref room, dressing rooms, public toilets and internal doors are labelled and hanging in a small cupboard on the right of the kitchen. Please use and return to this cupboard when finished with. Then lock the kitchen and return the key to the key safe and jumble up the code. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL KEYS ARE RETURNED TO THEIR PROPER PLACE BEFORE LEAVING ESPECIALLY THE KITCHEN KEY.
* Players must be supervised while using the dressing rooms before, during and after games or training; team officials are responsible for the safety of their players during this time
* It is suggested that dressing room doors are locked during matches to prevent access and for security of belongings. Visiting teams should place key in door when leaving
* Dressing rooms are to be cleaned by players / mentors who use them including the visiting teams. If the dressing rooms are left untidy by the visiting team(s) then the Gaels team who was involved in the fixture/blitz must clean them before departure and lock up. Suggestion is to get team captain on older teams to pick a few players to ensure the rooms are cleaned and left clear of clothes etc
* Responsibility for the return of keys to the cupboard for the rooms used is the host Gaels team. The final building locks up and key check should be done by the last Gaels team leaving the building.
* Do not remove keys from Lisnamult and keys for toilets etc should be left in kitchen when a few groups are using the facilities.
Kitman Shane Hoare – a man for all seasons and ‘part of the furniture’
Players and managers come and go. But when you think of Roscommon Gaels senior footballers, there is one man who has outlasted them all – kitman Shane Hoare. The Roscommon man has been there through good times and bad, every training session, every match. No job too big or too small. The work Shane has done with Roscommon Gaels is unparalleled. He is part of the furniture at Lisnamult and will always remain so. The last thing to say is that good furniture if held onto long enough gains value and Shane is no different. “He wins and loses with all of us. He enjoys the wins like we do and takes the losses as bad as we do too.
He is an integral part of the Roscommon Gaels senior football team and we are very lucky to have him.
Sum of Money Found
A sum of money was found in The Hyde Centre last Sunday Evening.
For further information, contact Harry Hoare on 086 3436225.
Roscommon Gaelic Football Masters
Roscommon and Mayo Masters met in the All Ireland final yesterday in Drumlish, County Longford. The game ended level on a score line of 1-11 to 0-14 in a very enjoyable game. Well done to our Gaels Lads Chris Grogan, Ollie McGuinness and Pat Hoey and the rest of the team and management.
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