Fundraising Cookery Demonstration
Celebrity chef Frank Moynihan is coming to the Hodson Bay Hotel on Monday 24th April in a fundraiser organised by the Roscommon Camogie Board. It is hoped that this will raise much needed funds to maintain our county camogie teams from U14 up to Junior. Admission is just €10 and Tickets can be obtained from any of the following: Imelda Quinn, Bernie Mulry, Claire Curley, Patricia Lennon, Padraig Dooley, Fiona Connell, Mairead Conway, John Haughey, Geraldine Greene.
The demonstration, which is sponsored by the Hodson Bay Hotel, begins at 8pm sharp. All support will be very much appreciated.
Under-strength Pearses withdraw from Spring League
Padraig Pearses recently notified the Roscommon Camogie Board that they are withdrawing from the Spring League as they unfortunately cannot field. This leaves the League very slim indeed with just three clubs – Oran, Four Roads and Athleague. St Dominics are notable by their absence, choosing as a Club to play their Junior camogie for 2017 in County Galway and not in County Roscommon.
County U16 camogie trials
County U16 trials will commence tomorrow Thursday 20th April, venue to be decided. Club Secretaries are requested to submit the names of suitable players to the County Board Secretary. These will be passed on to David Bolger who will be at the helm for 2017.
The Oak Dental Practice U14 Féile Championship rolled on this week with a two point win for Padraig Pearses over Roscommon Gaels. St Dominics overcame Athleague and Oran lost out by a single goal to Four Roads. Oran still have a game to play on Tuesday 18th April and if they win this game against St Dominics they will enter a playoff game with Roscommon Gaels for a place in the Féile semi-final. However, a win for St Dominics will mean a straight semi-final match between St Dominics and Roscommon Gaels.
The other semi-final will be between rivals Four Roads and Padraig Pearses and is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th April. The winners of the semi-finals will play the County ‘A’ Final in Four Roads pitch on Saturday 29th April knowing both finalists will travel to the National Féile Finals in June. There will also be U14 ‘B’ and ‘C’ County Finals for the first time this year.
Meanwhile the County Féile skills competition will be held in early May and all clubs will need to choose three representatives each before April is out.
Camán to Croker
Oran and Tulsk Clubs represented Roscommon in the U12 Camán to Croker camogie development initiative which has been running for a number of years. Players, families and coaches travelled to the games on Monday last
County Junior team
Congratulations to our County Junior camogie team which overcame Kerry on Saturday in the Littlewoods Ireland National League Division 3 semi-final on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-3. We wish the girls all the best against Dublin, in the Final, on April 30th.
Adult Spring League
Oran and Four Roads met each other in the ‘Get Active, Get Healthy’ Spring League on Good Friday. This was an entertaining game, both clubs fielding without their county players on the eve of the National League semi-final. Oran started strong with a goal within the first two minutes followed quickly by a point, both scores coming from Gráinne White. Sinead Ó Brien kept Four Roads in the game with a first half tally of four points which was added to by Karen Carthy with a pointed free. However, Gráinne White posed a serious threat to the Four Roads girls, securing a point from play and finishing the half as she started with a goal to the net leaving Oran up at half time on a score of 2-02 to 0-05. Oran stretched their lead early in the second half when Anna Foxe pointed from play and Leah Rowe put over a free. However, after Referee John Rosney handed Rowe an Easter card, Sinead O Brien took the opportunity to point for Four Roads. Áine Farrell put up a great defence at half back for Oran but Niamh Coyle found her way through to get a goal and a point. O’Brien followed with a pointed free to put Four Roads ahead by the minimum with nine minutes to go. However, Oran’s White and Rowe duo displayed their Camogie pointing skills to put their team in front once again. Another yellow card was handed out to Patsy Farrell but O Brien fumbled the free on this occasion and Oran brought play out of the danger zone. Four Roads put up a great fight but Oran were not to be beaten on this occasion adding a third goal in the third minute of injury time. Final score 3-06 to 1-08.