Roscommon Ladies Football Adult Leagues
The adult Leagues were wrapped up last weekend with the finals taking place in all four divisions. This was a spectacular advertisement for our games and terrific to see such large crowds turn out at the two venues.
Kilbride 5-05 Strokestown 2-13.
St Ciarans defeated Padraig Pearses. (Result not supplied)
Shannon Gaels defeated St Barrys. (Result not supplied)
St Marys 4-16 Four Roads 0-5.
MCL Agri Supplies U16 Championships
The remaining Final of the Championships took place yesterday when St Faithleachs defeated Éire Óg by 2-3 to 1-1 in the Division 3 A Final in Ballinameen. This completes the 2017 Under 16 Championships; a terrific competition all-round with some very entertaining fare.
Lawlor and Hynes Construction (Four Roads) U14 Leagues
Round 2 of the Leagues took place last Wednesday evening in all four divisions with the results as follows:
Elphin/Kilmore 2-00 Clann na nGael 6-08.
Eire Og 5-06 Boyle 4-03,
Western Gaels 4-03 St Brigids 8-20.
St Ciaran’s 3-02 St Dominic’s 8-12,
Kilbride 4-15 St Barry’s 1-02,
Oran 7-12 Padraig Pearses 1-02.
Michael Glavey’s 2-02 Shannon Gaels 3-14,
Roscommon Gaels 0-05 Four Roads 2-04,
St Croans 7-12 Strokestown 2-03.
St Mary’s 5-12 Kilglass Gaels 1-01,
Castlerea 4-09 St Michaels’s 2-05,
This Wednesday sees Round 3 of the Leagues with the fixtures as follows. Remember first named team as usual has home advantage and all games throw-in at 7pm:
Eire Og V Clann nA nGael
Boyle V St Brigids,
Elphin/Kilmore V Western Gaels.
St Dominic’s V Kilbride,
Padraig Pearses V St Ciaran’s,
St Barry’s V Oran.
St Croans V Shannon Gaels,
Four Roads V Strokestown,
Michael Glavey’s V Roscommon Gaels,
Ballinameen V Kilglass Gaels,
St Michaels’s V St Mary’s,
Castlerea V St Faithleach’s.
U12 Championships continue:
Round 3 of the Championships were completed over the weekend and the results were as follows:
Oran 2-06 Boyle 5-01,
Padraig Pearses 2-01 Clann nA gael 3-03,
Strokestown 1-03 Shannon Gaels 7-10,
St Brigids 1-05 Eire Og 1-04,
St Ciaran’s 6-03 Castlerea 8-05,
Kilbride 5-07 St Michaels 0-01,
St Dominic’s 5-06 Elphin\Kilmore 1-03,
Roscommon Gaels 6-13 Western Gaels 0-01,
Ballinameen 7-19 St Mary’s 0-02.
This Sunday sees the Round 4 take place with all games set for 6pm and first named team having home advantage.
Strokestown V Boyle
Oran V Padraig Pearses,
Clann na nGael V Shannon Gaels,
St Croans V St Brigids,
Eire Og V Castlerea,
St Barry’s V St Ciaran’s (Monday 29th).
Four Roads V Kilbride,
St Michaels V St Dominics,
St Faithleachs V Elphin\Kilmore.
Kilglass Gaels V Roscommon Gaels,
St Mary’s V Western Gaels,
Ballinameen V Michael Glaveys.
County U16’s fall at Final fence to strong Galway outfit
Our Kildea Concrete, James Irwin Construction, XLnt signs, Flemings Supervalu sponsored U16’s put up a brave performance against a very fancied Galway team in the Connacht A Final on Friday last in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence when in the end they were defeated heavily on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-03. The score line was a little harsh on the Rossies as with 25 minutes to go they only trailed by 0-3 oto 0-7, but once Galway got a run on them in the last quarter there was no stopping them.
Roscommon: Sasha Lavin, Emma Kildea, Megan Kelly, Aishling Walsh, Jennifer Brennan, Saoirse Wynne, Kate McPhillips, Kate Nolan, Ellen Irwin, Sarah McVeigh, Kelley Colgan, Kayleigh Shine, Lauren Shanagher, Natasha Munnelly and Kara Earle.
Subs: Michaela keaveney, Holly Martin, Edel Beirne, Emma Curran, Caoimhe Galvin Aine Griffin, Shona Hanley, Kate Harrington, Oonagh Kelly, Megan McKeon, Michaela Keogh, Sheena Kilroe, Tia Cronin and Aimee O’Connor.
Next up for the Roscommon girls is a play-off for a spot in the All Ireland “B” Semi-Final against Sligo on Sunday next at a venue and time yet to be decided.
County Under 14s perform well at All-Ireland Blitz
The Roscommon County U14 team travelled to Rathleague Portlaoise on Saturday morning week last to take part in the All-Ireland blitz.
They were drawn to play Wexford, Down and Westmeath, with the winner of the group proceeding to the Divisional Final.
Their first game was against Wexford and they played with a strong breeze in the first half, and built up a lead which they did not relinquished and emerged victorious on a score line of 5:7 to 1:0.
They turned around immediately and played Down in the next game, and after a nervy first few minutes, they settled and gained the upper hand to win the game – 7:7 to 3:3
They then had a break before their last game, where they played Westmeath. Both teams went into this game with two wins each and the winner would progress to the Final. Roscommon played with the breeze in the first half and built up a lead, but Westmeath in the second half found their feet and won on a score line of 2:4 to 3:4.
All the girls got playing in all games, the facilities were great and the blitz was well organised. The girls had a great day and the stop in Supermac’s on the way home was a nice way to round off the day.
Thanks to Paddy McTeague, Brian Lennon and Anne-Marie Hynes for travelling with the team and putting the girls out. Thanks to the parents who came up and supported the girls on the day also.
The Panel was as follows:
Ellen Cafferkey, Hannah Moylan, Niamh McTeague, Michaela Burke, Rachel Murray, Abby Curran, Abby Murray, Aisling Feeley, Aisling Hanley, Ria Lennon, Amy Phelan, Mia Macken, Aisling Treacy, Lily Vickers, Rachel Gormeley, Lisa Burke, Ciara O Gara, Amanda Ryan, Aoife McGoldrick, Karen McGolderick, Casey O Neill, Mary Kate Millar, and Gioiallasa Jamil.
The minors season takes a break for a while now as the Leaving Cert takes precedence at this time of the year, but training will continue for the squad during this period where their thoughts will be firmly focussed on their upcoming all Ireland “B” qualifier against Sligo which takes place on the 8th July.
Roscommon Ladies Football Board would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and say well done to the girls who represented Connacht in this year’s inter provincials which took place last Saturday in Monaghan. Roscommon were represented by Jenny Higgins (Western Gaels), Joanne Cregg (Michael Glaveys), Laura Fleming (St Ciarans), Amanda McLoone (St Faithleahs) and Natalie McHugh (Kilglass Gaels).
Intermediate ladies return to action:
Our intermediate team, sponsored by Ward Bros, return to action this Sunday when the begin their Connacht Championship campaign at home to Leitrim in Kilglass at 1pm. Best wishes to Michael Finneran’s charges.
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