St Dominics GAA News February 22nd

St Dominics 50/50 Draw

The Club congratulates Lilly Shanley, Kellybrook, Knockcroghery who won €1,281 in the Club’s weekly draw. 50/50 draw next week Saturday 27th February will be in Coffeys, Lecarrow. 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 8 – Leo Kenny on selling duty.

Executive Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Executive on Thursday 25th February in the meeting rooms, time to be confirmed.

Senior Football

O’Gara Cup. St. Dominics 2-13 Michael Glaveys 0-6. St. Dominics got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over a somewhat understrength Glaveys side in Knockcroghery on Sunday. With the aid of the breeze in the first half Dominics looked well up for the match and an early Conor Fallon point settled the nerves, but this was quickly cancelled out by a Glaveys free. In the 5th minute Michael McGloin crashed home a great goal for St. Dominics. Further points from Conor Fallon, Niall Carney and McGloin opened up a 1-4 to 0-2 lead after 15 minutes. St. Dominics certainly looked a much improved side from the previous week and dominated most exchanges and further points from Kenny O’Beirne, Conor Fallon, Michael McGloin and a good individual point from Darren Donnelly had it 1-8 to 0-4 at the break. Both sides tried to play open football but the home side always looked in control with the full back line rock solid and Brendan O’Meara linking play from defence to attack very effectively. Glaveys looked a tired team in the second half after a long hard season and the fresher St. Dominics side always looked the more dangerous. Conor Fallon pointed a free early in the second half to which the Ballinlough men responded with two frees of their own but two further Darren Donnelly points and a Conor Fallon point opened up a nine point gap. Substitute Willie Doyle scored the point of the game from near the sideline against the breeze and then Darren Donnelly finished off the scoring, crashing home to the net after good work from county minor star Michael McGloin. This was an important win for Malachy Gately and his team and will give great confidence for the upcoming games. There is now a three week break to the next League game against Tulsk. Team – M Miley M Byrne P Fallon N Watson P Carney B O Mara T Gately O Milton C Hunt N Carney (0-1) E McCormack M McGloin (1-2) C Fallon (0-5) D Donnelly(1-3) K O Beirne(0-1) Subs: – R Morris for C Hunt M Grady for P Carney W Doyle (0-1) for N Carney.

Senior Hurling

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


Camogie is back for our Senior camogie team. Training for the 2016 season starts on Tuesday evening at 8pm in St Johns FC Astroturf pitch. New members and old-timers always welcome! Best of luck for the year girls. Training for the U14s continues, details of sessions will be sent out via text. A dual hurling/football foundation coaching course is on next Friday 26th February from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and Saturday 27th February from 10am to 2.30pm, venue Roscommon Community College. An Award One hurling course will take place in Roscommon Community College on Friday March 18th, Saturday March 19th and Saturday March 26th. Anyone interested in either of these courses please contact John or Timmy.


Scór Sinsir County final took place in Elphin on Saturday 20th February. St Dominics were represented by Dave McCormack solo singing, Vincent Pearse Recitation, Sylvia Kilcline, Mary Kenny, Anita O’Keefe, Noel Dervin and Dave McCormack Ballad Group, Fiona Crean, Ciara Finneran, John Naughton, Thomas Murray and Stephen Murphy léiriú. They all performed extremely well. Success came for our ballad group who sang beautifully. Unfortunately our solo singing, recitation and léiriú narrowly missed out after putting in a sterling performance. Sincere thanks to all the mentors who gave of their time to prepare the competitors.
The Scór committee would like to thank the St. Dominics executive for their support. Connacht final will take place on Saturday 12th March in St Johns Hall, Lecarrow.

Ladies Football

St. Dominic’s Ladies Football would like to welcome Martin Corcoran and wish him well as he takes up the role of manager to the Junior Ladies for the coming season. Their season kicks off this Friday the 26th of February with Minor and Junior training from 7pm to 8pm at the pitch. All are welcome to catch up with old friends and make some new ones and have fun doing so.

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. Dominic’s 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.


St Dominics G.A.A. Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Beattie family, Lecarrow on the passing of our fellow Gael, Eamonn. Eamonn had a long history with G.A.A. activity in the parish. When Rahara G.A.A. Club was founded in 1953, Eamonn became secretary. This was a post he held until the club amalgamated with St. John’s. In the new club he again held the position of club secretary and continued to hold it for a number of years in St. Dominic’s G.A.A. Club. Eamonn was one of those involved in the amalgamation of Rahara and St. John’s and later St. Dominic’s. Aside from various officerships held by Eamonn, he won an All-Ireland Vocational Colleges medal in 1952 with Roscommon Vocational School. He was a member of Roscommon Minor Panel and won a number of medals with the Rahara club. He served as a delegate to the Mid-South Board for many years and was involved in bringing Scór to the parish. He was also involved as selector of many teams when he retired from playing football and remained a loyal supporter of the club until his passing on Saturday morning. Míle buíochas good and faithful servant. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal.