Roscommon Gaels club notes

February 18, 2019

Roscommon Gaels GAA

Lotto Draw

Sunday 17th of February 2019


€10,000 NO WINNER

Numbers Drawn  5  8  27  30


The weekly winners of €30 were

Kathleen Finan, C/o Hyde.

Cillian McSharry, Fourmilehouse.

Patsy Costello & Francis, C/o N Comiskey.

Patricia Shannon, Carane, Castleplunkett..


Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets your support is very much appreciated.







Winner of the 25 Card game on Monday 11th of February in The Hyde Centre were Michael Sharkey & Kevin McDonagh. Thank you for your continued support.  New players always welcome Mondays at 8.30pm.






Roscommon GaelsU8 Hurling

The U8 hurling season commences indoors in the Convent Gym on Wednesday February 20th from 6pm to 7pm.

Indoors runs for 6 weeks before moving outdoors to Lisnamult from the start of April.

Our U8 manager for 2019 is Nicola Crosbie (086 344 0060)



Roscommon Gaels U10 Hurling

The U10 hurling season commences indoors in the Convent Gym on Monday February 18th from 6pm to 7pm.

Indoors runs for 6 weeks before moving outdoors to Lisnamult from the start of April.

Our U10 manager for 2019 is Shane Nerney (087 737 0142)


U-14 Hurling 
Training on Monday evening at 5.30 p.m. in Lisnamult. We play our first match in this year's county U-14 Feile against the Athleague/Tremane-Oran combination team. The match is fixed for Rockfield at 11.30 a.m. next Sunday.


County Hurling

Following the fine victory we had today in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh, I want to make a special appeal to our clubs.

Today Armagh had a large crowd of supporters for their home game.

It is along time since we had any more than 40 people support us in our home games. I am contacting you early so that we can get as many supporters out next Sunday as possible. The management and players deserve a big support to encourage them to continue the great efforts they are putting in. If we win next Sunday we will be in League Final.

Please encourage your club through all means of contact to get to Hyde Prak next Sunday by 1.45pm. to give our team a big welcome onto the pitch. Get all your underage players and supporters to go to stand.

Come and for 1 weekend support our team in large numbers.

Please don't forget to take action on this request. Up the Rossies 






U14 Football

Our U14 lads played their first match of the year in Lisnamult this evening when they met Western Gaels in the opening round of the Div 1 league. Despite cold, wintry conditions both teams produced a good game. The Gaels showed determination and skill to win by 4-8 to 2-6. We will not be fielding a second team this year. 



U16 Football

Our U16 lads played Brigid’s today in Lisnamult in the Div 4 league and came away with a convincing win of Roscommon Gaels 2-8 St Brigid’s 0-7.  Our Div 1 lads are out again on 23rd Feb 12pm in Lisnamult v Clann na nGael.




Our Minor lads were also out today they played St Aidan’s in the Div 2 league final socre Roscommon Gaels 2-9 St Aidan’s 2-4.











Hurling Foundation Course:

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are holding a Hurling Foundation course on Friday evening February 22nd and Saturday February 23rd  in St Coman’s Wood NS. All club coaches are asked to contact hurling GPO Proinsias Killion to get on the course.


Friday Nights Lights Super Game Centre in Strokestown:

Following on from the huge success of the Connacht Friday Night Lights Roscommon are having their own Super Game Centre under lights on Friday March 15th in Strokestown GAA  club and will be open to all players born in 2005 & 06 in the County.  Clubs can send as many players as they like with registration opening on Thursday February 28th. 


Club Support Program

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are holding their Club Support program in the following clubs.

St Ciarans                Monday February 18th,   FuertyGAA Club house 8pm.          Four Roads              Tuesday February 19th

St Faithleachs          TBC

St Croans                  On-going    Phase 1 completed.


U12 Football Half-Time Mini Football  Games:

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development thank St Croan's, St Barry's, Tulsk, Elphin/Ballinameen, Western Gaels & Castlerea St Kevin's for taking part in our half time U12 mini football games during the recent National Football League Division One games against Monaghan and Tyrone.  We will have two further days against Dublin and Kerry. 

Connacht Colleges Senior B football Championship quarter-finals:


On  Friday evening February 22nd two Connacht Colleges Senior B football championships quarter finals will take place in the Connacht COE. At 5pm Roscommon CBS play Presentation Headford, followed at 6.30pm as defending champions St Nathy’s College play St Muirdeachs. The two winners clash in the semi-final on Wednesday February 26th.  Presentation Athenry and Summerhill College Sligo clash on Thursday February 21st with Claregalway College meeting the winner in the semi-final also on Wednesday February 26th.


Award One Football Course:

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are holding Award One football Course on the following dates.

Friday                  March 22nd

Saturday             March 23rd

Saturday             March 30th

Venue    Scoil Mhuire Strokestown/GAA pitch

All clubs are asked to submit names of the coaches who wish to do this course by contacting their regional GPO or GAA Games Manager to book a place and get registered on the course.


Football Foundation Courses:

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development invite applications from Clubs for Coach Education Courses in 2019. If your club would like to hold a Football Foundation Course please apply by email to Roscommon GAA Games Manager [email protected] or contact your regional GPO to apply for our courses.  


Sport Awareness Child Protection Course:

Roscommon Coaching and Games Development invite applications from Clubs for Sport Awareness Child Protection Course. If your club would like to hold this workshop please apply by email to Roscommon GAA Games Manager [email protected] or contact your regional GPO to avail of this course.  


5 Star Centre Primary School project:

Roscommon GAA has 10 schools up and running in their new 5 Star Centre project where each primary school must participate in 26 weeks of GAA activities to complete the programme and get a GAA Green Flag.


Celtic Challenge Cup Dates 2019:

Please be advised that the dates for the Celtic Challenge 2019 have been confirmed with CCCC as follows:

Group H Group Stages (6 Counties): Sun. 31/03; Sun. 07/04; Sun. 14/04; Sun. 28/04; Sun. 05/05  
For rest (either groups of 5 or 6): 
Group Stages: Wed. 01/05; Wed. 08/05; Wed. 15/05; Wed. 22/05; Wed. 08/06  
Quarter-Finals: Sat. 15/06 
Semi-Finals: Sat. 22/06  
Finals: Sat. 29/06 


Connacht Academy and Development Squad Days 2019


Event                                                       Date

Connacht Academy Feile                    under National Dates                             

Niall McInerney                                    under National Dates                                      

Connolly/Cunniffe (U 13)                     22/6/19 & 20/7/19



National Academy hurling dates:

U 15/ Hibernian Cup

11/5/19, 22/6/19, 20/7/19, 10/8/19, 31/8/19

Group, Roscommon, Mayo, Tyrone & Donegal 



National Academy football dates:

U 14/15/16 


27/4/19; 25/5/19 /6/7/19/ 27/7/19/   17/8/19

Ted Webb Cup U16- 15/08/19, 24/08/19, 30/08/19

Dermot Earley   U15, 18/05/19, 10/08/19

Sean Purcell U14,   25/05/19, 17/08/19   


National Hurling Feile (Cork): 7/ 8/9 June 2019 


National Football Feile: 28th/29th & 30th June   hosted by CONNACHT  


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We will be holding a Cash for Clobber initiative we will accept collections on Sunday night 8.30pm-9.30pm using the bar entrance in the Hyde Centre or alternatively you can contact Harry Hoare on (086) 3436225 to arrange a drop off. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys etc.  Also accepted are mobile phones, laptops, so if any house is doing a clearout please contact us and we will store the bags.  We ask that bags are not left unattended at any time. 
 It’s a great opportunity to do a clear out and to easily earn money for the Club in the process.  So get de cluttering!

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