Club Notes - 27th May 2018
Jackpot €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 12, 25, 27, 31
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Noel Carr, C/o Larry’s.
• Barney Hoare, C/o P. Menton.
• Tom Doolan, C/o Hyde.
• Padraig Egan.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
U8:- Thank you to St Dominic's for hosting a very well organised U-8s Camogie blitz on Thursday Evening. Despite the few drops of rain everything went to plan, thanks to every game been overseen by very astute referees, all credit to St Dominic's. The Roscommon Gaels contingent had a great turn out fielding three teams playing three games each. All players were very well behaved and gave each of the opposing teams a good challenge with great successes. They were great ambassadors for Roscommon Gaels camogie and they should be very proud of themselves. Well done to all involved and all the family’s that came to support the girls and the U8 mentors. There is another blitz in Tulsk on Tuesday Evening @ 6.30pm for the girls.
U10: Well done to the U10 Camogie girls that played in their first blitz of the year on Friday last. The girls showed great determination and skill throughout their 3 games against Oran, Four Roads and St Dominic's. Thanks to Oran camogie club for hosting the blitz. Next up for the U10's girls is a GNB match against Kiltulla Killiomordaly on Sunday.
Pictured are the U10 Camogie team who played in the blitz in Oran.
U12- U12 Camogie continues every Friday Evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Some of the girls will be playing on the second team entered for feile.
U14: Training continues for our U14 Camogie Girls who are getting ready for Feile.
Congratulations to Claire McNeill who was selected this evening to represent The Roscommon Gaels at the County Feile Skills Selection on Friday the best of luck Claire.
Minor/Junior CamogieMinor/Junior camogie continues in Lisnamult Thursday evenings at 8pm.
U-14: Hurling training is on Monday at 6.30. We play Oran this week in the county league in Rockfield on the 30th of May at 7pm.
U10: Our under 10 hurlers traveled to Athlone Monday evening to play a challenge against Southern Gaels. We fielded 2 teams of Under 10's with both teams playing 2 games each. Both our teams competed very strongly and enjoyed the match against Southern Gaels. Our hurlers really enjoy matches with coaches and hurlers learning alot from these games. Thanks to parents who support all these games by traveling and encouraging all hurlers taking part. We will be arranging a return leg with Southern Gaels in Lisnamult in the weeks ahead.
The second U10 hurling blitz of the year takes place in Oran this Saturday June 2nd. Coaches will be in touch with parents during the week to confirm numbers.
The Provincial Poc Fada is fixed for Connacht Centre Bekan on Monday July 2nd.
All county competitions should be run in advance and winners / Runner-up only at adult, winner only at U16 should be forwarded to Adrian Hassett (Connacht operations) or Damien Coleman by Friday June 22nd.
Provincial winners will go forward to national poc fada competition in the Cooley Mountains. Adrian.email@example.com Damien.firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know what fun is? Winning! What does it take to win? Hard work and dedication. Kids play fortnight because they can obtain a “victory” with minimal effort. Want sports to be fun, practice hard, put in your work at the craft and the fun will follow.
Congratulations to Rodhan Dowd (pictured) who came 2nd and DJ Hession whom came 4th at the County Féile skills competition at Athleague's grounds Sunday Last.
U8 & U10’s: Training continues every Wednesday evening 6.30-7.30pm. The girls and their coaches are having lots of fun and are making great progress. We had an U10 challenge on Wednesday against St Brigids. The girls had an enjoyable game. Encourage them to get out with their footballs and practise in the bright evenings if possible.
Our U10 girls who played Brigid’s in a challenge last week.
U12:- Well done to our u12's who recorded their 4th win in the championship on Monday evening last when they overcame Padraig Pearses on a score line of 0-21 to Padraig Pearses 0-0. The team sit at the top of the table with two games remaining Ballinameen and Boyle Respectively. We will play Ballinameen in Lisnamult on Monday evening 28th at 7pm.
U14: Well done to our U14’s who defeated St Croans in the league on Tuesday Evening last on a score line of Roscommon Gaels 4-10 to St Croans 3-3.
U16: Training Continues Wednesday evenings in The Hyde for our U16’s.
Junior Ladies: Training will continue for our Junior Team Tuesday Evenings at 8pm.
Roscommon Gaels Nursery: Roscommon gaels nursery training contiues Thursday 31st of May at 7pm to 745pm on the Hyde training pitch weather permitting.
We will be introducing the lads to minimum contact games over the next few weeks so we will be requiring gumshields to be worn.
A big word of thanks from Roscommon Gaels goes to Shane Flemming from Supervalu Roscommon for their generous donation of footballs to our juveniles. We are a Club who encourages our members to Shop Local & Support our Sponsors.
U9 Football: Our U9 footballers (pictured) had their first blitz of the year in Oran on Saturday. Our lads were absolutely brilliant and played well in all games. Training continues on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm-8pm.
U14 Football: Well done to our U14 Division 1 Football lads who defeated Boyle last Thursday Evening in the League Semi Final final score Roscommon Gaels 4-12 Boyle 4-07. The lads will now play Clann Na Gael in the League final date tbc.
U16 Football: U16 footballers were out today in the Division 2 League Final in Enfield against Elphin/Ballinameen unfortunately our lads were beaten by a stronger team final score Roscommon Gaels 1-7 Elphin/Ballinameen 1-14.
Junior: Well done to our Junior Team who defeated Fuerty Friday Evening last on home soil on a score line of Roscommon Gaels 4-13 Fuerty 2-12.
Well done to John McManus & James Featherstone and the Roscommon Senior Football Team on their defeat to Leitrim on Saturday. Well done to Mark Nally who was on the Panel for Longford today who defeated Meath.
Well done to Eoghan Carthy who played at half time in the @CumannnamBunscoil half time games yesterday in Carrick on Shannon.
Cumann Na mBunscol Ros Comàin
Congratulations to our @ComansWoodPS Girls’ Camogie team who defeated The Gael Scoil in an exciting final. Well done girls.
Roscommon Gaels U14 ladies have won County Titles in both Football and Camogie. U14’s Hurlers have won County Title and are through to a Division one League Final. It has been an unbelievable year in all U14 codes. And it’s all down to the dedication and hard work and the older hands in the club putting in the correct structures and it’s paying dividends now. We have an excellent chair lady and an excellent committee. We have very sensible Camogie/Hurling and Football management teams and they understand that the club wants to compete on both fronts so we are sensible about how we approach both football and Hurling/Camogie. When Championship season comes around the freshness of the teams takes precedence. In the GAA common sense often goes out the window, but with the Roscommon Gaels U14’s Lads/Ladies we have gotten a lot of good out of the common sense approach. E.g. Roscommon Gaels U14 Ladies don’t field teams in ladies football, preferring to concentrate on Camogie – and it’s a move that clearly paid off.
Club Chairperson Teresa Hession has been central to the success enjoyed by Roscommon Gaels over the past years. Along with other members of the committee, she does her best to oversee both and ensure that the problems that dog other dual clubs don’t arise. Most of our U14 Lads and Ladies are on both Football and Hurling/Camogie panels, with most of them starters in every game. Obviously there has been allot of co-operation and Communication between both and this is what makes these teams successful. Communication is the only way to take dual clubs forward. There are the occasional hiccups, but mostly it’s very good. The real secret to the clubs success is the buy in from the entire population of the area, which has allowed the club to build on the solid foundations laid down by its founders. We are currently working on how to establish a stronger school link. It’s great to see all our pitches in the summer being used in all codes. Those pitches are occupied with Hurling, Camogie and Football and its down to the men and women who got it going years ago. If anybody had said 40 years ago what we’d be doing now we’d have said they were mad. It’s just impossible! But it just shows you what hard work and co operation between all sections, football, hurling and camogie, can achieve. Sadly it has to be said that dual clubs won’t work unless there is success because people will find a reason for it not to work. But when you get a bit of success people say hang on it can work. The more people that embrace our dual club and embrace dual players and it’s not just about football coming from a county like Roscommon. I think it’s important that if you are part of a GAA club you have an obligation to promote all codes because at the end of the day we are all Gaels.
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