Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 7, 10, 15, 23
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Noel & Sharon Fetherstone, Stonepark.
• Paula Quinn, Ballinagard Road.
• Hugh Brennan, Carrowmore.
• K O’Donnell, Knockroghery.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
COACHING NEWS (WK 43 2018)
A. REMINDER - Hurling Foundation Refreshed Course Workshop
Roscommon Coaching and Games Development will hold a hurling foundation refresher course workshop for volunteer coaches on the first three modules on Tuesday night November 13th in St Coman's Wood NS, Roscommon Town from 7pm to 9pm.
• Topics covered include:
• Introduction/how to coach skills
• Skill Development
• Games Development
The workshop will be presented by Martin Fogarty and Damien Coleman and open to all club hurling coaches.
B. Update on Club Coaching Mentoring Programme
We are finalising arrangements for a successful/progressive Dublin based Dual Club to speak with our Club Coaches on a number topics under the broad
heading of “Coaching Structures”.
It is likely this presentation will be held on Saturday 17 Nov. Possibly 5pm-8pm. This will be confirmed asap.
All Coaches are asked to make every effort to attend.
C. National Coaching & Games Development Conference
The GAA Games Development Conference will take place on Friday, January 11th and Saturday, January 12th in Croke Park. The Conference programme is currently being finalised, with information available from https://learning.gaa.ie/conference2019 and @gaalearning
Our U16 Ladies play Kilbride in a Division 2 quarter final on Tuesday 23rd of October at 8pm in Lisnamult. All support is greatly appreciated.
Connacht Club LGFA Championship Semi Final Results
Senior Kilkerrin Clonberne Galway 8-19 Kilbride Roscommon 0-03
Intermediate St. Brendans Galway 2-06 St. Nathy's Sligo 0-05.
Junior A Naomh Anna Leitir Moir Galway 2-13 St. Dominics Roscommon 2-12.
Connacht Finals will be held on weekend of 3/4 November
Kilkerrin Clonberne will face Carnacon of Mayo and Naomh Anna Leitir Moir will play Tourlestrane of Sligo.
St. Brendans will play Westport. We would like to wish Michael Mchale and the St Brendans Ladies the best of luck.
The minor footballers were defeated by St. Dominics in the championship final on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-17 in Ballyforan on Saturday.This was a tremendous game of football which could have gone either way.Dominics started well but the Gaels came roaring into the game with a briiliant Conor McNamara goal to lead by two points at half time.The Gaels looked in difficulty early in the second half but a brilliant individual goal by Daire McDonnell brought them right back into it.Unfortunately Dominics finished stronger and secured a narrow victory.While its obviously very disappointing to lose, the lads have had a good season overall. They trained hard during the year and were a credit to their club and families.
WIN A HOUSE IN DUBLIN
Roscommon GAA, with its commercial and fundraising arm Club Rossie, in partnership with our long- standing supporter Sean Mulryan and his company Ballymore, are offering one lucky person the life changing chance to win a home in Dublin worth €425,000!
Located just 6km from the heart of the city, this charming 3 bedroom home in Royal Canal Park, Ashtown, is surrounded by many sought after amenities – Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, the National Aquatic Centre and the idyllic Phoenix Park area are all within close proximity, making this a dream place to call home. Speaking at the official fundraiser launch, Chairman of Club Rossie, Pat Compton commented, “Roscommon GAA and Club Rossie are delighted to officially launch this unique project together with the support of Sean Mulryan. We have a fantastic prize on offer that could change someone’s life overnight. A prize as special as this is sure to entice huge excitement within the county and beyond, and as a group we are looking forward to channelling national support into our local GAA community.”
This fundraiser will run between now and Christmas, with the winner being announced on December 30th at an official Draw event.
The funds raised will be used to develop the facilities of Dr. Hyde Park and to help implement the strategic plan of Roscommon GAA which includes the future development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellence.
Seamus Sweeney, Chairman of the Roscommon GAA County Board noted, “This project will make a huge difference to the finances of Roscommon GAA. The success of this fundraiser will benefit Roscommon people for generations to come and we are extremely grateful to Sean for his unwavering support. We are looking forward to transforming Dr. Hyde Park into a place of pride for the county as well as a state of the art national resource. We are extremely grateful to the volunteer Club Rossie team who have made a dramatic difference to Roscommon GAA since its foundation in 2014.”
Club Rossie Project Manager, Aidan Brady also added, “This is a fantastic opportunity to win a superb A rated house, just 15 minutes from Dublin’s City Centre. Royal Canal Park is an exceptional residential area – with easy access to main rail lines, bus routes, the M50 and Dublin Airport as well as an array of schools, universities and other top-class facilities nearby.”
Roscommon GAA and Club Rossie are excited to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and are looking forward to generating huge support both nationally and indeed from our friends worldwide.
For just €100 you could win a house in Dublin. Buy your Ticket now on www.winahouseindublin.com.
Roscommon Gaels will recommence their card game this Monday (22nd Oct) at 8.30pm in Hyde Centre. €5 will give you a good social nights entertainment with a cup of tea and a bit of craic. All card players most welcome. Cards will be played in the Lounge area of the Hyde. Spread the word please..
Secondary school results:
• In the Roscommon Colleges Senior B football championship semi-final Roscommon Community College defeated Castlerea CS 2-12 to 1-9 and will now play Roscommon CBS B in the Final.
• Roscommon CBS defeated St Nathy's College 4.11 to 3.7 in the Connacht Colleges junior B league.
• Roscommon CBS defeated St Nathy's College 6.15 to 2.5 in the Connacht Colleges 1st year B league
Roscommon Colleges Senior B football championship final:
• Date Monday October 22nd
• Schools Roscommon CBS B V Roscommon CC
• Venue Dr Hyde Park
• Time 12.30pm.
The 4 ways you know the GAA season is finishing up for the year.
We’ve all experienced one of these.
November is just around the corner, the All-Ireland is long gone and now it’s a matter for county finals and leagues to be run off.
For many of us there is nothing to play for at this stage and it’s a matter of playing that one last game and looking forward to next season.
But, just in case you weren’t sure the GAA season is ending here are four ways you can certain it is.
The 21’s team is training
Okay, this is sign number one. The under-21 team is training.
They might struggle for numbers, they might not, that all depends on the club but you can be sure that they’ll either be training alongside the seniors or just before or after.
You remember back to them fine days, the craic was mighty, your body was just sweating for more matches and it gave you just that but now you know because they’re all coming together your season is coming to a close.
The county lads are back
Jaysus, where were you all year? Don’t answer that.
This one will hit home with the Dublin and Mayo lads out there the most, you don’t see him for 10 months of the year but sure at least they’re back now.
You notice that the tactics in training have changed, it’s now all about passing it to the county lad and see what he can do.
The same thing happens for your last match too, and he tears it up. ‘Why can’t you play all the time?’ you think to yourself and you can’t wait to play with him again this time next year.
Team nights out are more regular
Normally there has to be a big club event to bring all the lads together.
Yes, we all have our little friend groups and the likes of birthdays etc. can get a few boys out but now, with the end in sight, Friday and Saturday night drinks are in sight.
Training intensity drops
Sure, what more can you do now?
You’re all as fit as you’re going to be at this stage of the season so what’s the point in trying hard now? And why are we all in the gym, the last match is next week it’ll hardly make a difference?
Most teams have nothing left to play for in their respective leads so why train like there is?
Here's the 5 new rule changes the GAA are proposing to experiment with in Gaelic football.
THE GAA’S STANDING committee on playing rules have issued the five new rule changes that they are proposing to experiment with in Gaelic football.
A restriction in handpasses, a plan to have all sidelines kicked forward, the introduction of an attacking mark, the implementation of a sin bin and a new kick-out rule involving zoning are to be considered.
The committee will now engage in a consultation process in relation to these months during the month of October with players, coaches, referees and officials all set to be dealt with.
If approved by Coiste Bainistíochta, the proposed rule changes would be implemented as a trial during the 2019 Allianz football leagues and if successful there, could be approved by Congress 2020 for implementation in that year’s championship. Here are the five proposed rule changes:
To introduce a restriction of three consecutive passes of the ball with the fist or open hand by players of the team in possession.
2. Sideline Kick
That the ball shall be played in a forward direction from the kick.
Exception: In the case of a sideline kick being taken by an attacking player on or inside the opponents’ 13m line, the ball may be kicked in any direction.
3. The Mark
To extend the application of the mark to the clean catching of the ball on or inside the 20m line from a kick delivered on or beyond the 45m line without it touching the ground.
In the case of a mark being awarded to an attacking player on or inside the 20m line, the free, if availed of, shall be taken from the point on the 20m line directly in line where the Mark is awarded.
In the case of a mark being awarded to a defending player on or inside the 20m line, the free kick, if availed of, shall be taken from the point where the mark is awarded.
The application of the mark in the two areas of it arising (i.e. as in current rule and in new proposal) shall be standardised as follows:
- Up to 15 seconds shall be allowed for a free to be taken from a Mark.
- If the referee determines that the player who makes the mark has been injured in the process and unable to take the kick, the referee shall direct the player’s nearest team mate to take the kick.
- A score may be made from a free awarded for a mark.
- The normal rules governing free-kicks shall apply (e.g. players being 13m from the ball before it is kicked).
Exception: A free-kick from a mark shall be taken from the hand(s) only.
If a player opts to ‘play on’ when awarded a mark, he may be challenged i.e. provisions (b) (i) and (ii) of the current mark rule shall not apply during the experimentation.
The penalty on the day for a black card infraction or two yellow card infractions – an ordering off for ten minutes in a sin-bin.
A subsequent black card infraction shall be penalised by the showing of a Black Card followed by a Red Card.
A subsequent yellow card infraction shall be penalised by the showing of a Yellow Card followed by a Red Card.
In either case there shall be no substitution allowed. The maximum number of substitutions in normal time to return to five.
The duties of a referee and sideline official to be amended in accordance with this proposal.
For a kickout, two players only from each team shall be positioned between the two 45m lines. The goalkeeper and a maximum of six players from each team shall be behind the respective 45m lines, until the ball is kicked.
The ball from the kick-out shall travel beyond the 45m line before being played by a player of the defending team. Other rules relating to the kick-out to remain unchanged.
1. For another player on the team taking a kick-out to play the ball before it has travelled outside the 45m line or has been played by an opposing player.
(i). Cancel kick-out
(ii). Throw in the ball on defenders’ 20m line in front of the scoring space.
2. For a player to cross a 45m line before the ball is kicked for the kick-out.
3. For a player(s) to, in the opinion of the referee, deliberately seek to delay the kick-out by not retreating behind the 45m lines in a timely manner.
Penalty for the above Fouls:
A 45m free off the ground and in front of the scoring space shall be awarded to the opposing team.
4. For a player(s) of each team to simultaneously cross the 45m line(s) before the ball is kicked from the kick-out:
A throw-in ball shall be awarded on the centre of the 45m line involved or at the centre of the field (if infringements are made on both 45m lines).
Under GAA rule, changes to the playing rules of Gaelic Games are only possible in years divisible by 5, making 2020 a year that permits changes to the playing rules.
“Proposed changes are designed to enhance the core skills of Gaelic football. The committee will now embark on a period of consultation with all of the key stakeholders involved in the playing of our games. This feedback is important, and we also know that the ultimate test of any proposals is when we see them implemented on the field of play.”
Communication was also sought from all 32 GAA county boards as well as overseas units seeking feedback on the existing playing rules of Gaelic football, as well as holding a meeting between the SCPR and the Chair of the Referees’ Development Committee.
It should be stressed that these proposals are on an experimental basis only and will be subject to a review.
During 2018 much of the Committee’s focus has been on Gaelic football. It has also reviewed the playing rules of hurling as well as a number of other areas that span both codes and will consider these in much more detail during the second and third years of its three-year term.