Roscommon GAA Ladies notes

The adult leagues returned last weekend with an almost full set of fixtures taken place in all four divisions, here are a roundup of the results.

Results from weekend 23rd April:

Division 1:
Kilbride W/O St Brigids CONC,
Western Gael’s Strokestown (postponed)
Clann na nGael 3-12 Kilglass Gaels 3-06.

Division 2:
Michael Glavey’s 6-09 Eire Og 1-06,
St Ciarans V Oran (Postponed),
Ballinameen 0-03 Padraig Pearses 2-19.

Division 3:
Boyle Roscommon Gaels (postponed),
St Faithleachs 1-07 Shannon Gaels 1-11,
St Dominics 0-10 St Barrys 4-12.

Division 4:
St Mary’s 5-16 Four Roads 0-03,
Kilmore 0-03 Castlerea 9-21,
St Croans 2-13 Kilbride 11 2-06.

MCL Agri supplies Under 16 competition final line ups complete:

Last weekend saw the finalists of the MCL Agri Supplies & Spar Shop Lanesboro sponsored U16 championships emerge as all outstanding semi-finals taking place bar division 3 which will take place at a later date. This leaves to way clear for the first of the finals to take place next Monday of the May bank holiday weekend (1st May) except for division 3 where the semi-finals will take place on this Monday instead. The division 1 finals takes place in Kiltoom with the division 2 finals and division 4 final taking place at a different venue.

The line-up for the finals is as follows:

Division 1 A Final:
Clann na nGael V St Dominics Kiltoom.

Division 1B Final:
St Brigids V Boyle Kiltoom.

Division 2A Final,
Castlerea V Kilbride.

Division 2 B Final:
Shannon Gaels V Kilmore/Elphin.

Division 4 A final:
St Michaels V St Ciarans.

Division 3 semi-finals, also to be played on Monday May 1st:
St Faithleahs V Strokestown,
Eire Og V St Barrys.
Feile 2017 finals day:

This year’s Feile competition come to an exciting conclusion last Monday in Kiltoom when the semi-finals and finals were held at 3pm and 5pm respectively.

This semi-final pairings were as follows:
Clann na nGael V Padraig Pearses, and St Brigids V Castlerea. Clann and Brigids proving to be the two winners progressing to the final and what a final it was, level at the break at 1-02 apiece before Clann edged ahead in the second half with four unanswered points to eventually run out winners by 1-07 to 1-03 and earn the right to represent Roscommon at the national finals to be held in Fermanagh this year on the last weekend in June.

U12 season continues:

Last weekend saw round 4 of the U12 non-competitive leagues take place with great excitement all round. This weekend sees the fifth and final set of fixtures take place on Sunday evening with 6pm kick offs. Again first named team at home:

Northern league:
Shannon Gaels V Boyle
Kilglass Gaels V St Michaels,
Elphin/Kilmore V Ballinameen,

Southern League:
Four Roads V St Ciarans,
Clann na nGael V St Dominics,
Padraig Pearses V St Brigids.

Eastern League:
St Mary’s V Roscommon Gaels,
St Barry’s V Kilbride,
St Faithleachs V Strokestown (Mon 1st May)

Western League:
St Croans V Eire Og,
Oran V Western gaels,
Michael Glaveys V Castlerea.

It is brought to your attention that as stated this is a NON COMPETITIVE league and therefore should be respected for in that manner by players, mentors, supporters and Parents and the only focus should be on enjoyment for the kids.

Easter Camps:

The second week of our Easter camps for both boys and girls at various venues across the county, took place last week with Michael Glaveys (Ballinlough), St Brigids (Kiltoom), Clann na nGael (Johnstown), Boyle and Kilglass Gaels Gaa grounds all hosting.

County Underage Update:
Connacht Championship’s continue.

On Saturday last in Woodmount (Padraig Pearses) Roscommon hosted the last round (round 5) of fixtures in the Connacht U14 and Minor Championships when Galway travelled across the border to take on the home side. The Stephen McGuinneass sponsored U14 girls fought bravely in the opening half but ultimately fell to another heavy defeat as Galway pulled away in the second half to win on .a big score line of 7-24 to 0-03. This is the final outing in this year’s championship for the U14 girls but their will by additional matches and blitz’s for them which is important for the development of this team. It must also be noted that this is probably one of the youngest squads so much so ever to represent Roscommon at this level, so much so that most of them are indeed eligible for next year thus giving some optimism to them as they regroup later in the year a big well done to all the squad and the management team for their efforts so far this year.

Roscommon squad: Ellen Cafferkey, Aoife Leonard, Ali Campbell, Mia Macken, Michaela Burke, Rachel Murry, Aisling Treacy, Ciara Martin, Ellen O’Beirne , Shannon McGuinness, Aishling Feely (Capt), Abby Curran, Aishling Hanley, Amy Phelan and Lily Vickers, Caoimhe Morgan, Katie Cronin, Gracie Loftus, Ria Lennon, Chloe Rodgers, Ciara O’Gara, Kirstin Cronin, Rachel Gormeley, Niamh McTeague, Niamh Hester, Ali Campbell, Michaela Burke, Abby Murray, Lisa Burke, Hannah Moylan, Rachel Murray, Clodagh Powell and Robyn Dowling.

Roscommon U14 2017 squad
Roscommon U14 2017 squad

The Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod minor girls also took on Galway in woodmount in their final group game of this year’s campaign and also came out on the end of a heavy defeat by 5-12 to 1-6. It has to be remembered though that this game was effectively a dead rubber as both counties had already qualified for the final which will take place next weekend, so with that in mind both sets of management teams used the opportunity to ring the changes to the starting 15 and use the hour to run out almost their entire panel. However having said that Roscommon will be still a little concerned with the margin of the defeat and will hope to up their game for the final. Final score from woodmount was Roscommon1-06 Galway 5-12.

Roscommon Team: Eadaoin Lennon, Sarah Hoare, Amy Quinn, Aoife McLoughlin, Amy Curley, Roisin Wynne Elaine McDermott, Amy Malone, Sarah Scally, Ciara Corcoran, Julie Healy , Mikaela McHugh, Shannon Caulfield, Niamh Shanagher, and Niamh Flemming .

Subs: Marie Kelly, Rachel Gallagher, Shannon Dowd, Louise Brady Sinead Farrell, Shauna Flemming, Lauren Curran, Eimear McNally, Sinead Glennon, Alanna Hanmore, Aine Mullins, Hetti Cahill, and Heater Payne

Roscommon 2017 minor panel who were defeated by Galway last Saturday
Roscommon 2017 minor panel who were defeated by Galway last Saturday

Finally last weekend on Sunday afternoon our XLnt signs, kildea Concrete, James Irwin construction sponsored U16’s got their campaign back on track following a heavy defeat at the hands of Galway the previous week when they defeated Leitrim handsomely in Kilglass by 20points on a score line of 4-15 to 0-07. They now have to face a quick turn around when the face Mayo away this Saturday (29th) away. This game takes place in Swinford at a time not yet known.

The Rossies girls were slow to start and only lead by 5 points to 2 after 15 mins but then they settled down with a Kara Earle goal. This was the platform for further points from Kelley Colgan, Aimee O Connor, Earle and Kate Nolan before another Earle Goal before half time left Roscommon in a commanding position at the break leading by 2-08 to 0-04.

Roscommon began the second half at a better pace and added three more points before Earle completed her hat trick in the 40minute to leave the Rossies in an unassailable lead. Both sides rang the changes from the bench to try out the squad and in doing so the game faded a little in intensity and when Kayleigh Shine added a fourth goal for Roscommon the game was well out of Leitrim’s grasp. Final score Roscommon 4-15 Leitrim 0-07.

Roscommon: Sasha Lavin, Shona Hanley, Megan Kelly, Emma Kildea, Kate McPhillips, Sarah McVeigh, Jennifer Brennan, Kate Nolan (0-01), Ellen Irwin (0-1), Kayleigh Shine (1-5), Kelley Colgan (0-4), Sheena Kilroe, Kara Earle (3-1), Emma Curran, and Aimee O’Connor (0-1).

Subs all used: Michaela Keaveney, Holly Martin, Tia Cronin, Caoimhe Galvin, Aine Griffin, Saoirse Wynne, Kate Harrington (01), Natasha Munnelly (0-1), Aishling Walshe, Oonagh Kelly, Megan McKeon, Edel Beirne, Michaela Keogh and Lauren Shanagher.

Roscommon 2017 U16 Panel which beat Leitrim in the Connacht Championship second round
Roscommon 2017 U16 Panel which beat Leitrim in the Connacht Championship second round

What’s Next: as stated earlier unfortunately for the U14’s their campaign finished last Saturday but the management are keen to keep the squad together (as a lot of them are eligible next year, such is the youth of the squad) and will be entering some blitz’s and continue with development training and challenges.

For the minors’ there is the small matter of a Connacht Final to look forward too next Monday the 1st May, so please come out and support the girls in this, venue is Ballyhanus GAA grounds at 5pm.

Finally our U16’s continue their campaign when they travel to Swinford Mayo on Saturday next to take on the home side in round 3 of this year’s campaign. The time is yet to be confirmed