We begin this week by offering massive congratulations to a number of Roscommon girls who featured heavily at the weekend in the third level all Ireland finals played in Ballyhaunis. First of all in the prestigious O Conner cup final Joanne Cregg of Michael Glaveys starred on the winning University Limerick team as the defeated UCC of Cork and Kilbride’s Rochelle Mullaney was on the winning GMIT college team that won the Lagan Cup, indeed Rochelle was named player of the match as well. Finally Rebecca Finan of Eire Og was also victorious in the Giles cup with DCU2. Well done to all.
Adult Club Results
One fixture left outstanding from round two of the Hannon’s Hotel Division 1 league took place last weekend when St Brigids travelled to Strokestown and lost out to the home side on a score line of 5-12 to 3-9. Also played at the weekend was a re-arranged round two Division 1 fixture between Western Gaels and Kilglass Gaels which saw the Frenchpark outfit win out on a score line of 6-13 to 0-8.
Underage competition continues
Last weekend also saw the start of our first underage championship when the MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 season finally began after the first round was all but rained off the previous weekend. Thankfully games did get to take place last weekend and the following are the results to hand:
Results for Round 2
St Marys 3-5 St Bridgids 5-6,
Boyle 1-9 St Dominics 7-6,
Padraig Pearses 2-4 Clann na nGael 7-21,
Shannon Gaels 2-13 Four Roads 2-5,
Elphin/Kilmore 5-6 Castlerea 1-8,
Roscommon Gaels 1-5 Kilbride 2-13,
St Croans 4-4 Western Gaels 5-8,
St Faithleahs 6-14 Eire Og 3-0,
St Barrys 0-15 Strokestown 0-5,
St Michaels 1-6 St Ciarans 2-6,
Michael Glaveys V Oran (postponed).
Ward Brothers sponsored Intermediate Team
Our Intermediate ladies return to national league action next Saturday when the take on neighbours Leitrim at 2pm in a venue yet to be announced. Please watch local press and social media for details. The girls hope to continue to recent good form by collecting a valuable three points. Best of luck to the management and the girls.
Hopefully the weather will continue to improve and more local fixtures will get to take place, on Friday (St Patrick’s Day) the revised U16 round 1 fixtures will take place as follows, (remember first named team at home and all games are fixed for 4pm):
St Dominic’s V Clann na nGael,
St Bridgid’s V Boyle,
Padraig Pearses V St Mary’s,
Four Roads V Roscommon Gaels,
Castlerea V Shannon Gaels,
Kilbride V Elphin/Kilmore.
Eire Og, V Western Gaels,
St faithleahs V Strokestown,
St Croans V St Barry’s.
St Ciarans V Michael Glavey’s
St Michaels V Oran,
Round 3 then follows on Sunday next at 4pm with the first team named at home, fixtures are as follows:
St Dominic’s V Clann nA nGael,
St Bridgid’s V Boyle,
St Mary’s V Padraig Pearses
Four Roads V Kilbride
Shannon Gaels V Elphin/Kilmore
Roscommon Gaels V Castlerea
Eire Og V St Croans
St Barry’s V St faithleahs V
Strokestown V Western Gaels,
St Ciarans V St Michaels
Oran V Michael Glaveys
Roscommon Ladies Football Board would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors (both new and old) who have come on board for the coming year. This is of great benefit to all our teams and our competitions to have you all on board and hopefully it should be a beneficial to you our sponsors as well. A special thanks to the finance committee who sought out and got our sponsors on board. The following is the complete list of all our sponsors
Main Board Sponsor: Sean Mulryan Ballymore Properties
Intermediate Team Sponsor: Ward Bros Quarry & Plant Hire Ltd Kilglass.
Minor Team Sponsor: Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod
U-16 Team Sponsors: James Irwin Construction, Larry Gildae Concrete, Xlnt Signs Roscommon.
U-14 Team Sponsor: Stephen McGuinness Plumbing Ltd Tarmonbarry.
Senior C’ship Sponsor: Abbey Hotel Roscommon
Intermediate C’ship Sponsor: Hydrotech Water Services Strokestown,
Junior A & B C’ship Sponsor: Keenan’s Bar & Restaurant Tarmonbarry,
Adult Div 1 Lge Sponsor: Hannon’s Hotel Roscommon,
Adult Div 2 Lge Sponsor: Stonehouse Restaurant Ballinlough,
Adult Div 3 & 4 Lge. Sponsor: Castlerea Vehicle Recycling Ltd,
Minor C’ship: Joe Simons Builders Providers Boyle,
U-16 C’ship Sponsor: MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro,
U-14 Lge & C’ship Sponsor: Lalor & Hynes Construction,
Roscommon Ladies Football board are delighted to announce that in conjunction with Roscommon GAA will be running an Easter camp for both boys and girls at various venues across the county on the 12th, 13th 14th and 18th, 19th, 20th April for boys and girls aged 6 to 14. Star players from the men’s and the ladies county teams will be in attendance along with some of the top coaches. Clubs are asked to forward names of coaches who maybe interested in helping out with the camps by forwarding an email to the county secretary. More details will be published in the weeks ahead but in the meantime keep an eye on social media for announcements.
Training for all county underage teams continues on a regular basis as each squad builds up to their respective championships.
Our U14’s take part in the annual Connacht blitz next Sunday at 10am against teams from Galway, Leitrim and Sligo. This is always a great dress rehearsal for the upcoming Connacht championship. Best of luck to the management and the squad.
Fixtures for all inter county teams are now unloaded on the Connacht LGFA and our new Roscommon LGFA website. I will also make them available hear over the next couple of weeks. Just to note the U14’s and the Minors will begin their campaign on 31st March with away fixtures to Leitrim with u16’s not beginning till the 17th April away to Galway.
Roscommon Ladies Football Combined Draw:
The recent winners of the combined draw were as follows:
Leslie O’Neill – Clann na nGael
Aine Keenehan – Castlerea St Kevins
Gerry Fitzmaurice – Kilmore
Each winner receives €350 and each winning club receives €150.
We are delighted to announce that our brand new website is live and up and running with all information about squads, committees, rules and so on. It also contains all the weekly correspondence from the clubs, course information, all fixtures and results and all the news from the county squads and lots more. More features and details will be uploaded as in the coming weeks. Check it out at www.roscommonlgfa.ie and spread the word.
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You can keep up with all the latest on our twitter and Facebook pages and as stated earlier check out our newly revamped website at www.roscommonlgfa.ie