Club Notes - 3rd June 2018
Jackpot - €10,000 NO WINNER
Numbers Drawn - 8, 9, 25, 26
The weekly winners of €30 were
• Gail Doolan, 11 Henry Street.
• Somon Gormley, Derrane.
• Teresa & Alan Kelly, C/o P Menton.
• Maisie de hOra, C/o Hyde.
Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.
U8: Super well done to our u8 camogie stars who travelled to Tulsk GAA for a blitz on Tuesday Evening and all reports say our club is full of future all stars, well done to all players and mentors for super representation of the club.
The best of Luck to Beibhinn Hoare who is representing The Gael Scoil in the Camogie skills on Wednesday evening.
The best of luck to all our girls who tried out for the County U16 Camogie Trials on Saturday evening in Ballyforan.
U-14 hurling: After months of anticipation Feile na nGael is upon us. Roscommon Gaels are looking forward to welcoming Ennistymon to Roscommon town. It will be a hectic time on and off the field. The U-14 hurlers play two matches in Tremane on Friday evening. At 5.45 p.m. we face the Monaghan champions and this is followed immediately afterwards at 6.30 by a renewal of acquaintances with Athleague/Tremane.
On Saturday morning at 10.15 a.m. we host Ennistymon in Hyde Park. From there all works lead to the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan where we will play in either the Cup or Shield semi-final. We look forward to a weekend of fun, enjoyment, great hurling and new friendships being formed. We have a glamorous final build-up match before Feile when we play San Francisco on Wednesday evening. This is a home match but we hope they will offer a return fixture.
Senior: Our Senior game against Athleague this evening in Lisnamult in the Senior League Group B was cancelled.
Well done to our two brothers Cillian and Gearoid who were on the Roscommon Senior Hurling Panel who defeated Mayo on Saturday well done lads.
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. With the weather being so nice get your child out and practice some hand passing, Soloing it really does make a difference.
U12: Well done to our U12 girls who continued their winning streak on Monday evening last with a great win over Ballinameen. Roscommon Gaels 0-18 Ballinameen 0-2. Captain on the evening was Emma O’Farrell. Referee Tom Killion. The girls have put in some great team performances. Next outing for this team is against Boyle Bank Holiday Monday evening. Pictured are the U12 girls who defeated Ballinameen.
U14: Our U14 played Barry’s on Wednesday last in the League in Termonbarry. The girls got off to a great start and held onto possession for the entire game. Great to see all our girls getting game time. With a huge panel this is not always possible. Final result Roscommon Gaels 5-08 Barry’s 0-01.
We are lying in second place on the table. Semi finals are to be played on the 6th of June. As winners of the Summer League last year we are hosting this year. Summer league will start once the final of the league is played.
U16: No training for the next two weeks due to girls doing exams. The best of luck girls.
Junior Ladies: Our Junior Ladies continue to train on a Tuesday evening from 8-9pm in The Hyde.
Well done @ComansWoodPS who are through to the Schools County final on the 13th of June. They defeated Cornafulla Ns today in a cracker of a game. All of the girls play with @Roscommon Gaels. The best of luck girls in the final on Wednesday 13th of June. The Gael Scoil is also through to the County finals in the small school final and we would also like to wish them the best of luck.
We would like to wish our Girls Eadaoin Walsh who represents St Comans Wood and Martha McSharry who represents the Gael Scoil the best of luck in the school’s Football skills competition on Wednesday in Oran.
The best of luck to our U14 County Football girls Ava Mulry, Chloe Donoghue, Eadaoin Walsh, Eimear O’Farrell, Ellen Biesty & Hollie Harkin who will be playing Offaly on Bank Holiday Monday. Good luck girls.
Roscommon Gaels Nursery:
Roscommon Gaels nursery training continues Thursday 31st of May at 7pm to 7.45pm 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 gum shields to be worn.
U10 Football: Our u-10 football team participated in the Killoe u-10 Tournament. We were beaten in the semi final of the Cup competition. It was a great experience for the players, well done to all.
U14 Football: Our Div 4 lads battled hard to the end in losing out to St Dominic’s in the league playoff. Well done to the lads on their efforts at training and throughout the league campaign
Our Div 1 lads play Clann in the league final on Bank Holiday Monday at 1.30pm in Knockcroghery.
** Roscommon Gaels Annual Development Draw **
Our Annual Development Draw will be launched on 16th June with the draw taking place on 11th August. The Development draw has been moved from the customary Christmas time Draw back to the summer time, a time when all our members are using and availing of our Club facilities at Lisnamult.
Tickets are €10 each or a book of 6 for €50, with a fabulous list of prizes on offer.
We need all our Club members to support this hugely important Development draw to assist with the ongoing development of our Club.
Please support the Draw by buying and selling tickets over the coming weeks and be in with a chance of winning one of these quality prizes.
List of Prizes
1. Microsoft Surface Pro Laptop, worth €1,200
2. Holiday Apartment Accommodation in Portugal, for 1 week, worth €1,000.
3. All Ireland Final Hurling tickets x 2
4. All Ireland Final Football tickets x 2
5. Manchester United home match tickets x 2, plus flights & accommodation
6. 3-1-1 reclining suit of furniture (Gannons Image Furniture)
7. €500 voucher for McNulty Furniture.
8. 500 L of home heating oil (sponsored DG Oil)
9. 50 Bales of Briquettes
10. 50 Bales of Briquettes
11. 50 Bags of Firewood Timber (donated by Anthony Clogher & Gerry Kelly)
12. Golf Green Fees x 4 - Golf course TBC
13. Golf Green Fees x 4 for Roscommon Golf Course.
14. Customised Gum shield, worth €75 (sponsored by Eleanor Keavney)
15. Dinner for 2 at Darcy12 Restaurant in Clifden.
The Féile Fundraiser held in Nancy’s Venue on May 12th was a great success. A total of €2415 was raised and this will go towards the big Féile Weekend happening for our U14 Hurlers and Camogie Players on June 8th 9th & 10th. A special thanks to Kevin & Brian O’Gara for giving us the venue to hold the event along with their generous donation towards Féile. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and came on the night. Your support is appreciated.
Health and Welfare Corner
At a recent talk by David Coleman (Clinical Psychologist and specialises in working with children, teenagers and their families) about ‘Girls in Sport’ he made some interesting comments that Roscommon Gaels club might consider.
By age 14, girls are dropping out of sport twice as fast as boys
Factors that determine whether girls stay involved
· Less access (facilities prioritised for boys)
· Less access (safety and travel)
· Less funding and lower status
· Social Stigma (athleticism not seen as feminine)
· Gender stereotyping (dads especially)
· Competitiveness a turn-off
· Friends dropping out
· Lack of positive role-models
· School/Academic pressures
What Girls Want from PE
· Wider choice of activities
· Focus on fun not just on competition
· Awareness of their body consciousness
o Girl only games away from the gaze of boys
o To be allowed comfortable (flattering) kit
o Avoid communal showering
COACHING NEWS (WK 23 2018)
Same can be seen at underage games all over the country. Full back taking puck/kick outs. Difficulties in Games force players to come up with solutions. Don't hide from every problem.
A. Coaching Tips – Praising Children
B. Football & Hurling Foundation Course + Child Protection in Sport Class
If there are any coaches in our club who have, as yet, not taken the Football or Hurling Foundation course or the Child Protection in Sport class, please let a member of the executive know and we will try to arrange to get you on a course.
C. Nutrition & Hydration – Good Habits
Forwarded from County Pro Hugh Lynn
My name is Shannon Keady, and I am writing to ask you a big favour.
My Dad is Tony Keady, and he passed away suddenly at the end of last summer. But myself and my Mam, and my three brothers, have published a book telling his story. It is written by Liam Hayes, the former Meath footballer and journalist.
The book is called ‘One Hundred and Ten Per Cent Legend’ because my Dad would always tell us to give 110% any time myself and my three brothers were playing camogie or hurling, or if we were doing our exams in school.
My Dad’s book was published last month and it is now in bookshops all over the country. We are so proud of it. It means the world to us. My Mam and I were on the Late Late Show a few weeks ago talking about it and she said that the book kept us all going through our first winter without my Dad. That is true. It did.
Now as a family, we want to give 110% for my Dad’s book. He would have wanted it to be the No.1 book in the country, and we want to make it the No.1 book in the country.
At the moment it is No.1 in Galway, and in the Top 20 in Ireland. Can you help me and my brothers make it No.1?
I am asking everyone in the GAA for their help.
My favour is this. Can you please email this letter to all the clubs in your county, and ask them to buy the book? Father’s Day is on June 17, and we think it would be a great present for every father in the GAA.
It would be the best thing ever if ‘One Hundred and Ten Per Cent Legend’ was No.1 before my Dad’s first anniversary in August.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you can help.
Roscommon Gaels will host a number of GAA Clubs as Part of Féile next week end. We will be hosting Ennistymon GAA, St Mullins GAA and Fermanagh GAA. The Roscommon Gaels Club itself will be hosting a number of games, including their own U14 Camogie Teams in Division 5 and Division 7 and a Hurling Team in Division 7. These games will showcase the top teams and young hurlers from around Ireland. This is a chance to show our support and encouragement for all players and mentors involved. Here is a little bit about the clubs we will be hosting.
Ennistymon Hurling Club
Ennistymon Hurling Club is in North Claire promoting hurling in Ennistymon/Lahinch and the surrounding areas of Liscannor, Kilshanny, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora. The club was founded in 1977. The club takes part at all levels of underage hurling from u8 to u21. At adult level the club field one team, at junior A level. The club has won underage county titles across all age groups and has a number of achievements at adult level, most notably junior A league in 1999, junior A champions in 2004 and intermediate league champions in 2008. The club last competed at the national feile 30 years ago so the club is looking forward to this
year’s competition. Thanks to the efforts of our players and our coaches in qualifying for feile, it backs up the great work being done within the club over the past couple of years on coaching and development. The club looks forward to the feile weekend with the aim of enjoying our participation and creating new friendships.
Fermanagh Camogie Team
Having been established in the 1920s, Camogie was revived in Fermanagh by Father Tom Maguire in 1939 around a base in Newtown butler and they contested Ulster senior championship finals in the 1940s. Enniskillen contested the Féile na nGael camogie first division final in 1977 and Teemore won divisional honours in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
Camogie has not been played competitively in Fermanagh since 1996 but there is a strong appetite among a number of communities to have the game revived and for this reason the Fermanagh Team has been given the opportunity to participate in Feile in 2018. The girls and the coaches have been prepared well over the last few months and pride will be abundant when they put on their new jerseys and take to the pitch. Special thanks to Sport Ni for the support in all the preparations.
St Mullins (naomh moling)
St Mullins is a small parish (approx 300 houses) in the very south of county Carlow bordered by Co Wexford and Co Kilkenny. We are a very beautiful and ancient place called after the St Moling who founded a monastery in the 6th century on the banks of the river. We are bordered by the river Barrow on one side and Mount Leinster on the other. We have a very long and proud history of hurling and camogie. St Mullins GAA Club celebrated its centenary in 2014 and is the proud holders of 26 senior championship titles having competed in 54 senior finals in Carlow. Between 1948 and 1968 we had a golden era winning 16 titles in 22 years and in 2016 completed the three in a row of senior titles.
St Mullins camogie club was founded in the first half of the 20th century with teams participating in county championships in the 1940’s and 1950’s the club then went into decline and was not revived until 1980. In 1991 our U14 team represented Carlow in Feile na Ngael in Tipperary and went on to win division 3. That team then went on to become a strong junior team and won the U18, senior league and junior championship in 1998. The millennium saw the introduction of ladies football to St Mullins and in February 2000 a new club called St Mullins Ladies Gaa was formed to facilitate both teams. In 2018 we fieldU6/ u8, u10, u12, u14, U16 and junior adult camogie and U12&U16 football teams. We are very proud that the vast majority of girls and boys in our parish play for the green and white of St Mullins.
N.B. Lisnamult pitch will be closed to all teams next Saturday due to Feile taking place.
Can all coaches and mentors please take a look at the Roscommon Gaels Information Pack 2018? It’s full of useful information that may help any new or old coaches/mentors to the club.
Good luck everyone in the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate tomorrow. Remember, there’s life after it! It’s only the start of a great adventure.
Roscommon County Senior Football Team Meet and Greet
Roscommon GAA Senior Football Captain Conor Devaney invited all Roscommon supporters to join him and the Roscommon Senior Football team at an open morning at Dr Hyde Park Roscommon on Saturday Morning last.
This was a fun event and many Roscommon Gaels supporters came along to Dr Hyde Park to watch the lads prepare for the Connacht Final” .We would like to take this opportunity to wish our lads John McManus and James Featherstone the very best of luck. Some of you may not be aware but we also have two Gaels men working behind the scenes Anthony McCormack and Mick Byrne.
U14 Girls Presentation
On Saturday Roscommon Gaels U14 girls gathered along with manger Paul Biesty and Club officials in The Peppermill to be presented with half zip tops kindly sponsored by Bernie and Sean Mulry of The Peppermill. The U14 girls were presented the tops for their amazing achievements of the previous year. County Football Champions in 2017 and winners of the Summer Football League 2017, silverware for winning the U14 Camogie B League final in 2017 all of which couldn’t of been achieved without the wonderful management team of Paul Biesty, Bernie Mulry, Leo McGuiness, Mary Kelly football, Tom O'Farrell, Stephen Lohan and Mary McNeill. A huge Thank you to Kevin McStay who presented the girls with their Jerseys, and James Featherstone, Cillian and Gearoid Egan for being there.
On Presentation Roscommon Gaels Chairlady Teresa Hession Thanked Bernie and Sean Mulry for their continuous support and reminded the players that they need to stick together and they will reap further titles. Teresa commended our county representatives James Featherstone, Cillian and Gearoid Egan and told the girls that they should aspire to these wonderful ambassadors of the Gaels. Finishing Teresa Wished Roscommon Gaels U14 girls the very best of Luck over the Feile weekend and the coming years.
Player Centred Dual Training
A few years ago, it was recognised at U12 level that not all underage girls were playing both camogie and ladies football codes for our Club. Coaches in the Club got together to discuss and explore ways of increasing the participation of all our young girls in both codes.
A new player-centred dual approach was introduced in 2017 whereby the camogie and ladies coaches began working together as a co-management group for the entire U14 dual panel.
Training sessions were co-ordinated with a view to maximising the training benefit to the players in both codes while preventing the doubling up of training which happens when one group of players is being trained for each code separately.
The benefits of this player-centred and co-ordinated dual approach were numerous.
1. Players were being given the opportunity to develop their potential in both camogie and ladies football.
2. Players were not being over-trained with a risk of burn-out/fatigue.
3. Parents did not have to bring their daughters to double number of training sessions for separate codes.
4. The Club gained dual players who prior to this approach had only considered one code.
5. The Club retained more U14 players than ever in both camogie and ladies football.
This approach also delivered on the playing field for this bunch of girls and for our Club as we brought home silverware for winning the U14 Camogie B League final in 2017 and also the U14 Ladies Football Division 3 A Championship Final in 2017.
This co-ordinated dual approach has now continued into 2018. A 6-week early spring gym session was arranged for the entire U14 dual panel. This developed the player’s core strength with a view to prevent or minimise injury as the season progresses.
At this stage of the year, the girls have already won the Camogie U14 Féile Championship B final and have attained a semi-final placing in the Ladies Football U14 League. They will all be taking part later in the year in the Camogie League and in the Ladies Football Championship.
Since our Club retained so many players at U14 we were in a position to enter two U14 camogie teams into the 2018 National Féile Finals being hosted in Connaught next weekend. This will give more of our young players the opportunity to get more games and to experience this great national competition. Thank you Bernie and Sean Mulry for your generous sponsorship. We hope that we will live up to our achievements of the previous year.
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