Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon Gaels GAA Round-up March 16

Roscommon Gaels
U-12 hurling

We would like to welcome Liam Corcoran, Gearoid Egan, Noel Egan, Fergus Halligan and Tom Mullen to the management team. Their enthusiasm and expertise are valuable additions.


Coaching for U8 / U10 / U12 girls takes place indoors in the Convent Gym on Friday evenings. U8’s train from 6 to 6.40pm. U10’s train from 6.40 to 7.30pm and U12’s train from 7.30 to 8.30pm. Sessions cost €2 to cover rent of the gym. All players need a hurley and a helmet and these can be purchased at a lower cost through our club. Talk to any of our coaches at training.


U14 Football Well done to the lads for attitude in challenge game vs Ballinasloe. Training continues on Tuesday evenings 7pm-8pm in Lisnamult. Full attendance please. Mouthguard must be worn and gloves are advisable. All players must be registered.

Our Junior Footballers play Clann na nGael in Lisnamult on Friday next at 12pm, come along and show your support.

Well Done to the Senior team who defeated Kilmore on a score line 2-9 to 1-8.

As a club, we are in the enviable position of having >50 children registered to play U8 Football for the coming season. To ensure that we make this an enjoyable experience and optimum learning environment for all the children, we are asking club members if you can support the U8 Management Group by helping out at some of the Training Sessions over the season. Outdoor sessions will start end March / start April. Please contact Declan Hussey 086 8177696.

25 Card games

Continue in the Hyde on Monday evenings at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

Roscommon Gaels American Tea Party

We are holding an American Tea Party in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday March 16th (leading into the bank holiday weekend). This promises to be an exciting & entertaining event, bringing together all our club members and non-members, with entertainment on the night from a top-rated comedian.
We need this to be a big success and all proceeds contributing directly to the dressing rooms development. We are calling on members to host or co-host a table at the American Tea Party – 10 per table, food & light refreshments provided by the host and/or table “guests”, €20 per person. Tea/Coffee and cutlery provided by Abbey Hotel (more details later). Some auction items on the night. The Host or Co-Host will sell their table places. Please contact any club executive member or any coach if can host a table on the night or maybe you and another will host a table together.


Roscommon Gaels would like to extend deepest sympathy to the Siobhán Menton on the recent death of her mother Áine Martin, Spiddal; to the family and friends of Philip Connolly and also to his many friends and fellow gaels in St. Dominics GAA Club on his sad passing; to the Hoare family on the tragic death of Kevin Hoare, Kilkee, grandson of Margaret Hoare. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam dilis.

Roscommon Gaels Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot next week’s jackpot is €2,200 and the numbers drawn were 14,19,23,27. The weekly winners were :- Pat Kelly Snr, Antogher Road; Peter Mullen, Ardsallagh; Ross Shannon, Carrowmore; Maureen Kilmartin, Kilteevan; Michael Mc Greevy, Ard Aoibhinn.

Our club lotto has been running very successfully but with your help we can help it reach new heights, join our Club Lotto for as little as €2 per week and be in with a chance to win or share in the jackpot, there’s also a lucky dip each week for prizes of €30. The lotto is a means to raise vital funds for our club for our on-going running expenses. We also ask if you can take a few envelopes each week encourage friends, family and your work colleagues to join. If you think you could sell a few tickets on a once off or an on-going basis, please contact Harry on (086) 3436225.


Award One Youth/Adult Football Coaching Course
Dates:  Friday      March 24th    7pm to 10.30pm.
            Saturday March 25th     10am to 4pm.
            Saturday April 1st           10am to 4pm.
Venue:  Hub Centre, Castlerea.

La Na gClubanna

In 2017, the GAA plans to celebrate the importance of your club in your community. Lá na gClubanna will take place on 6/7th May. This is an opportunity for the GAA to highlight the important role of members, players, supporters’ and families in our Association and for the local community to have fun. We would encourage every member to mark this special day of celebration by participating at events in their club in recognition of the vital role that our clubs and members play at the heart of the GAA. Further information and a toolkit to help clubs organise Lá na gClubanna events will follow.

Roscommon Gaels Membership

We remind everyone that membership is now due and anyone wishing to train/play games or be involved in any capacity in the club (coaching/administration) needs to be a member and should return their registration form and appropriate fees at the earliest convenience. Rates are outlined below, please return to Harry Hoare or any member of the Club executive.

Juvenile €65
Family & One Child <18 €85 Family & Two Children <18 €135 Family & Three + Children <18 €155 Student >18 €70
Student >18 (where Family already paying membership) €55
Adult Player €75
Non Playing Adult €55
O.A.P. €25.