St Dominics GAA 50-50 Draw
The Club congratulates Sonia Raftery, c/o Dept. of Education, seller Noel Joyce, who won €1,002 in the Club’s weekly draw on Saturday 13th August. 50/50 draw next week, Saturday 20th August will be held 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 9 – Martin Beirne on selling duty. Scór are on helping duty for August. Many thanks for your support.
St Dominics 1-12 Oran 1-11 – Intermediate Championship
St Dominics produced one of their best performances this year to overcome a strong physical Kilmore in this Intermediate Championship encounter in Knockcroghery on Saturday last. Dominics started at a high tempo and raced into a three point lead by the 13th minute with points from Conor Fallon (2) and the very impressive Ultan Kelly but they were rocked back in the 15th minute with a Kilmore goal. Further points from Kilmore had the north Roscommon men ahead by 1-4 to 0-4 by the 27th minute. St Dominics settled well just before half time and added three further points through Fallon and Kelly to leave it all square at the break 1-4 to 0-7. St Dominics got a dream start to the second half with a well taken Michael McGloin goal and the sides exchanged three points apiece to give the home side a three point advantage midway through the second half with the St Dominics points coming from Fallon, Kelly and the outstanding Kyran Dockery. Kilmore narrowed the gap to a single point with four minutes remaining with a brace of points. Malachy Gately’s men responded to the challenge with points from Eoin McCormack and U Kelly bringing it back to a three point lead. Kilmore fought to the very end scoring two points but could just not find the elusive equaliser and so St Dominics now have another do or die encounter in two weeks time against Fuerty. Team: M Miley A Naughton D Corcoran T Doyle K Dockery (0-1) P Fallon T Gately O Milton S Farrell R Morris C Fallon (0-5) E McCormack (0-1) M McGloin (1-0) O Milton U Kelly (0-5). Subs – T Hurley for C Hunt, M Byrne for K Dockery, N Watson for M Byrne (black card)
Junior A Championship: St Dominics 2-7 St. Brigids 2-11
Junior A Championship: St Dominics 2-7 St. Brigids 2-11
St Dominics came up just short in this entertaining match in Johnstown on Sunday last. An early John Murray goal put St. Brigids on the back foot but as the half wore on the Kiltoom men regained control. Two Anthony Kelly points left it 1-5 to 1-2 at the break. St Dominics had it all square by the 40th minute with points from Paul Dolan (2), Aidan Fallon and Anthony Kelly but then St. Brigids hit a purple patch scoring 1-4 without reply. St Dominics finished strongly with an Aidan Fallon goal and a pointed free from Kelly but it was too little too. Never the less this was a fine performance from our second team. Team: C Fallon T Brennan P Naughton M Feeley L Kenny D Donnelly P Dolan A Beades S Coyle J Murray A Kelly D Doyle D Gately A Fallon S Kenny Subs – M Gavin for D Doyle, C Coffey for S Kenny, J Gately for D Gately, D Finneran for S Coyle, D Doran for P Dolan.
Fixtures: We play Kilbride in the O’Gara Cup on this Friday 19th August at 8pm in Kilbride. We play St Ronans in the Junior A Championship this Sunday 21st August at 12 noon in Knockcroghery..
Our Hodson Bay sponsored Senior team continue training at the usual times, please keep an eye on text messages.
U16: Our U16 team are training under the guidance of Noel and Caoilfhionn on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm.
U8 and U10 Training will continue on Wednesday evenings at 6pm on the main pitch. All players new and old are more than welcome.
Training resumes for our combined U-6/U-8/U-10 ladies next Saturday morning at the pitch, as usual, please remember your mouth guards and a drink, thank you. The U-12 ladies continue to train with details of games to be sent out by text as usual. The Championship is just around the corner for our hardworking U-14 ladies Round 1 begins on Sunday 21st of August St. Dominic’s are at home to Padraig Pearses. The Minor Ladies took on Clann na nGael on Thursday 11th of August last in front of a good sized home crowd in what promised to be a thrilling encounter with high expectations on both sides. St. Dominic’s faced a stiff breeze in the first half which saw them kick several points wide. The half had end to end scores with good team work and skill. Aoife Gavin, Aimee O’Connor and Ciara Corcoran putting their names on the score sheet and Aisling Walsh and Savanah Cassidy doing an excellent job in defence. An injury to a Clan player saw both sides reduced to 14 players this was no problem to the St. Dominic’s girls. Half time saw St. Dominic’s take full advantage of the stiff breeze to pull ahead. Julie Healy and Caoimhe McIntyre got some good scores in this half and the game ended St Dominics 6-20 to Clan na nGael 6-04, well done all.
Our Roscommon Leisure Zone Junior ladies play Kilmore on the 16th of September in the Championship Final, venue to be confirmed. Preparation continues Tuesday and Friday evening.
Roscommon Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s annual fundraising Combined Draw starts in early September. Tickets cost €50 for each entry into 26 fortnightly draws, tickets are available from any ladies committee member, please help us to sell as many as possible and support your club and county. Thank you.
Next Saturday, the 20th of August, St Dominics are host to the latest round of U-8/U-10 Blitzes starting at 11am. Padraig Pearses, Four Roads, Athleague/Tremane and St. Dominic’s are taking part. Contact Proinsias Killion for further details on 086 8603816. Training continues for these age groups Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm at the pitch.
The U-12 boys are due to take on St. Marys in Round 4 of their Championship this Wednesday 17th; this is subject to change, further details to be sent out by text as usual.
The U-16 boys played their final game in the league on Wednesday 10th of August last. This game was played in lovely conditions in Lisnamult. Roscommon Gaels were quick out of the blocks and raced into a 0-5 points to 0-2 lead. Good shooting from M. Watson and J. Lohan brought us back into the game. Just before half-time the Gaels struck for a goal to leave the score 1-07 to 0-07. St Dominics were wind assisted in the second half and began to find their rhythm. Points from J. Lohan and D. Martin were followed by a St Dominic’s goal. The Gaels hit back with a goal of their own to put them in front, however St. Dominic’s finished the stronger and goals from Lohan and Beirne sealed the win. Final score St Dominics 3-9 to Roscommon Gaels 2-10. Team: J.Tiernan, J.Fagan, F.Hoare, R.O’Keefe, J.McDonnell, J.Lohan, K.Morris, C.McCormack, G..Martin, C.Fagan, D.Martin, Michael Watson, M.Beirne, E.Cambell, L.Egan, Mark Watson. Match report courtesy of Darragh Connolly.
Training continues on Tuesday as the boys prepare for their Championship.
U6 football continues every Saturday from 10am to 11am for the month of August at the pitch. Please inform any parents who may have children for this age group.