St Dominics GAA News February 16th

St Dominics 50/50 draw

The Club congratulates George Brennan, Lecarrow who won €1,130 in the St Dominics weekly 50/50 draw. The next draw is on Saturday 20th February and will be in The Claypipe, Knockcroghery. You can sign up for the next 52 weeks (Cost €100) or 26 weeks (Cost €50) at any time, please contact 087 3552383 for details and online Club website at Envelopes, for entry into each individual draw on each Saturday, are also available in the Shops/Post Office and Bars in the locality, as well as from John Corcoran’s Menswear and Roscommon Leisure Zone in Roscommon – only €2 per draw. Team 7 – Tommy Gilleran on selling duty.

Senior Football:
O’Gara Cup Football: St. Dominics 0-7 St. Faithleachs 0-12. Dominics opened the 2016 season with a five point loss to a strong and experienced Faithleachs side in Knockcroghery on Sunday last, 14th February. A minutes silence for Club stalwart Eamon Beattie preceded this game. From the start even with the aid of the wind Dominics found it hard to penetrate the strong Ballyleague defence. Faithleachs opened with a point but Anthony Kelly levelled matters in the 4th minute, then Faithleachs scored four points to lead by four by the 18th minute. Dominics had their best spell of the match in the ten minutes before half time scoring four points of their own, two Conor Fallon frees and two from play from Brendan O’Meara and Michael Mc Gloin to leave it 0-5 to 0-5 at the break. Dominics made a few positional changes at half time to a more defensive set up to contain Faithleachs who now had a strong breeze and this worked well for 15 minutes with both sides adding a further two points apiece in this period, Conor Fallon and Ultan Kelly frees. The final quarter belonged to Faithleachs who moved with purpose and with Ciaran Murtagh pulling the strings the Ballyleague men scored five unanswered points to run out winners on the day. Dominics tried hard all through the match but manager Malachy Gately will know that they will have to be more cohesive as a team and more clinical in front of goals. There were a lot of positives also with many of the younger players getting game time and great performances from Brendan O’Meara, Michael Byrne, Paddy Fallon, Eoin McCormack, Sub Michael McGloin and Mark Miley back to his brilliant best in goal. Next week we play Michael Glaveys in Knockcroghery at 2pm. Team – M Miley, M Byrne, N Watson, L Kenny, T Gately, P Fallon, B O’Meara (0-1), E Mc Cormack, S Farrell, N Carney, C Fallon (0-3), O Milton, T Hurley, U Kelly (0-1), A Kelly (0-1). Subs – M Mc Gloin (0-1) for A Kelly, K Dockery for N Carney, D Corcoran for L Kenny, K O’Beirne for C Fallon. Training continues on Wednesday at 8pm and Friday at 8.30pm.

Senior Hurling:
Training for our senior hurlers takes place on Saturday evening at 7pm. Everyone is asked to attend. All newcomers welcome.

St Dominics camogie congratulate two Club players who were honoured at the Club Rossie Awards for their playing exploits in 2015. Susan Spillane received the County Camogie “Player of the Year” and Aisling Byrne was named the Junior Club Camogie “Player of the Year”.

Minor Hurling:
St Dominics U10 hurlers commenced indoor hurling on Sunday the 14th of February, this will run for the next seven weeks from 7pm to 8pm in St. John’s Community Center. All welcome.

Minor Football:
St Dominics play St. Faithleachs in the Minor football League Division 1 on Saturday 20th February at 4pm at home. There will be an important meeting for all involved in football coaching in the club on Thursday 18th February in Culleen hall at 9pm. If unable to attend please contact Michael Finneran 0863757313 – coaching and games committee. All mentors at underage, please attend.

Coaching, Football and Hurling:
If anyone would like the chance to avail of some courses coming up here are some details. There will be a joint hurling/football foundation course on February 26rd and 27th in Roscommon Community College . St Dominics hope to run an Award One Hurling course in our locality, if interested or would like more details please contact Proinsias on 086 8603816. This is open to male or female and they must have their foundation course completed.

ABC Nursery program:
Camogie and Minor Hurling will be running an ABC nursery program for all girls and boys born in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The nursery will take place on Sunday evenings between 6pm and 7pm in St. Johns Community Centre. It will run for six weeks starting on Sunday 7th February at 6pm. If you require any further details, please contact Proinsias Killion on 086 8603816 or John Haughey on 0873791963.