St Dominics 50-50 Draw
The Club congratulates Michael McGloin, Dun Ard, Knockcroghery. Seller: N. Joyce who won €1,151 in the Club’s weekly draw on Saturday 23rd April. 50/50 draw next week, Saturday 30th April 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 www.naomhdominic.com. 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 5 – David Kelly on selling duty. Many thanks for your support.
The Club Rossie draw takes place on Saturday, May 14th. There are numerous prizes on offer with a total worth of €30,000. Most of the funds raised will go towards the redevelopment of Hyde Park and ensuring that all Roscommon teams reach their full potential. For more information on what each membership package contains and to sign up, visit www.clubrossie.ie.
O’Gara Cup: St Dominics 0-13 Castlerea 0-11. St Dominics were deserving winners over Castlerea on Sunday last, 23rd April, in Castlerea. Playing with the aid of a slight breeze Dominics moved the Ball with speed and precision and early points from Man of the Match, Ultan Kelly and a pointed free from Conor Fallon had them 0-3 to 0-1 up after six minutes with the Castlerea point coming from a Ger Heneghan free. Castlerea responded with points from Christy Dineen (2) and Fintan Kelly but Dominics were dominant and further points from Ultan Kelly (2) Tom Gately and Conor Fallon had it 0-7 to 0-4 after 25 minutes. Two late Castlerea first half points from Sean Ryan and Christy Dineen had it 0-7 to 0-6 for Dominics at the break. Ger Heneghan levelled matters with a free just after the break but then Dominics hit a purple patch and great scores from Conor Fallon (3), Ultan Kelly and Tommy Hurley made it 0-12 to 0-7 by the 47th minute. St Dominics Manager Malachy Gately won’t be happy with his players taking the foot off the gas for the final 10 minutes and this allowed Castlerea to close the gap to a single point with points from Ger Heneghan (2) Christy Dineen, and Sean Ryan. Conor Fallon got the insurance point for Dominics in the 60th minute to move Dominics to second place in the table. Dominics – M Miley P Carney M Byrne D Corcoran M Grady B O’Meara N Watson E McCormack O Milton T Gately (0-1) C Fallon (0-6) S Dervin K O’Beirne U Kelly (0-5) T Hurley (0-1) Subs- R Byrne for K O Beirne. S Cunningham for S Dervan. Castlerea- G Claffey E Creaton N Collins G McElhone N Connaughton D Quinn T Callaghan F Kelly (0-1) R Raftery S Ryan (0-2) D McDermott J Henry C Dineen (0-4) P O Connor G Heneghan (0-4). Subs – E O Connor for D McDermott, J Keenan for P O’Connor, P Gunning for F Kelly.
The next fixture is the Intermediate Football Championship on Saturday 7th May at 7pm versus Tulsk in Ballyleague.
Training for our senior hurlers takes place on Saturday evenings at 7pm. Everyone is asked to attend. All newcomers welcome.
Senior: Our Hodson Bay Sponsored senior team made it three wins from three last Friday evening against Mullagh. The team have now qualified for the Semi-finals of the league. While the team and management have done well to reach this stage of the competition, they will both know that there is still a lot of work to be done. Training continues as usual, further details will be sent out via text.
Best of luck to the County Junior team in the National League Division 3 final against Armagh next Saturday, 30th April, at 1.30pm in Kinnegad, especially the St Dominics players, Caroline Connaughton, Susan Spillane, Joanne Beattie, Caroline Dowling and Niamh Watson.
U14: Best of luck to our U14 team and management in the Feile semi-final against Padraig Pearses on Monday evening at 7.15pm.
U12, U10 and U8 Camogie continues at the usual times, details will be sent via text.
Combined U6/U8/U10 ladies football continued on Saturday morning from 10am to 11am at St. John’s AstroTurf, details of training will be sent out by text, please remember your mouthguards and water. St. Dominic’s and Padraig Pearses play Round 3 in the U12 Southern League this Thursday 21st of April at 7pm in Woodmount.
The U16 Division 1B Final between St. Marys and St Dominics took place on Sunday 24th of April at Kiltoom. The girls enjoyed an emphatic win well done to all. The panel on the day- E. Silke, S. Casey, A. Walsh, A. O’Meara, R. Roddy, A. Corcoran, F. Hoare, A.Gavin, M.Dervin, C. Corcoran, C. McIntyre , C. Miley, A.Coyle, A.O’Connor, S. Cassidy, T.Hegarty, T.Kenny, C.Kelly, C.O’Beirne, A.O’Malley and their hard working management team of D. O’Connor, D. McIntyre, E. Gavin.
St Dominic’s Roscommon Leisure Zone sponsored Junior team play Round 2 in the Adult league next Saturday 30th of April away to St. Marys that is due to start at 8pm all support welcome. Meanwhile training continues for all at 8pm next Friday evening at St Dominics.
U10 boys commence training on Monday 25th of April from 7pm to 8pm at St. John’s astro pitch in Lecarrow, all are welcome.
There will be no U14 training this Wednesday evening as the lads take a well-deserved break. Training will resume in a few weeks for the league.
U12 training is due to commence soon details to be sent out by text. Our minor hurlers took on Four Roads in the minor Championship semi-final on Wednesday 20th of April last. Unfortunately the result did not go our way, final score 1-15 to 0-13. It was a gutsy display by St Dominics and a thrilling game to watch. St Dominics were without some key players and looked like they had the win however Four Roads scored a goal in the last 3 minutes. Great work rate by all well done.
St. Dominic’s Minors played Padraig Pearses on Friday 22nd April in Division 1 of the league, final score Pearses 1-11 St. Dominics 0.6 and the u14s played Oran in Rockfield on Thursday 21st in Division 2 of the league, final score Oran 6-11 St Dominics 2-4. They play Division 1 knock out on Friday 29th at 7pm.
The U14s are down to play St. Aidans at home in Division 2 on Thursday 28th April at 7pm.
The U12s play Castlerea in O’Rourke Park in Saturday 30th April at 2pm, all fixtures to be confirmed.
Language and Culture
As part of our promotion of the Irish language, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Roscomáin are offering a number of grants to students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Irish language. Applications are invited from full time secondary school students in Co. Roscommon. Each grant is worth €200. Successful candidates from 2014 and 2015 may not take part in this competition. Two of the grants will be awarded to students who have taken part in the GAA Scor na nÓg competitions. Students are to apply with a short essay as Gaeilge (300 words) entitled: “An Cumann Lúthchleas Gael sa bhliain 2016” plus an application form which can be downloaded under the “Culture” Tab at www.gaaroscommon.ie Completed applications should be forwarded to Michael Mac Ghiolla Dhuinn, Oifigeach Cultúir agus Gaeilge, Roscommon County Board Office, Racecourse Road, Roscommon on or before Friday 29th April 2016, or via e-mail at [email protected] Applications after this date will not be accepted. Also, applications without a G.A.A. Membership Number or written clarification from the secretary of Camogie/Ladies Club will not be entertained.