Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
There was disappointment for our girls U16 footballers in the county ‘A’ championship final last Thursday night when a spirited second-half display came up just short against Tourlestrane on a final scoreline of 2-12 to 3-4. It was an enthralling contest and, despite the result, the team can be justifiably proud of their second-half comeback and never-say-die attitude throughout the hour. Players: Megan Byrne, Caitlin Greene, Faye Hennigan, Sadhbh McCarthy, Sarah Kisby, Sinéad Regan (Capt 0-1), Aisling O’Reilly, Tara Donohoe (0-1), Ella McDermott, Molly Brady (0-1), Megan Brady, Eimear Colreavy, Eve Scanlon, Carol Ann Monaghan, Grace Casserly. Subs: Sophie McDonagh (1-0), Aoife McLoughlin (2-0), Alannagh Gallagher, Oda Carty (0-1), Lisa Morrow, Lily Rose Leydon, Keela Scanlon, Lorraine Oates, Rachel Quigley, Ava Harte, Kate Keyes, Zara Mulrooney. The club wishes Ava Harte a speedy recovery following an injury sustained in a schools match last week.
Our U21 footballers also made their championship exit after they lost their concluding group match to St Molaise Gaels by 3-13 to 1-14.
The boys U14 footballers enjoyed a memorable Halloween overnight trip to the Clonduff GAA club in county Down over the bank-holiday weekend.. The team played an exhibition match under lights against our host club, and then joined in the Clonduff Halloween festivities which included a fireworks display. Our thanks to all the parents who travelled with us.
Well done to the Rathcormac NS and Rosses Point NS boys and girls teams who took part in the mini-sevens tournament in Oxfield last Thursday. The Rathcormac NS teams have both qualified for the next stage of the competition.
With less than two weeks to go to the club’s big night of the year, the Boston Tea Party in the Radisson Hotel on Friday, November 11th, all table host are asked to ensure that the money and confirmed guest numbers for their table are given to the organising committee on or before Monday November 7th. A collection evening for the table money will be held in Oxfield that evening between 7 and 9pm. There’s still time to host a table, or you may wish to join an existing table. Call 0876855621 for more info.
Our adult Player of the Year (male & female) and Clubperson of the Year award winners for 2016 will also be announced at the Boston Tea Party on November 11th.
The Drumcliff Handball club has relaunched in recent weeks, and coaching for all ages takes place in the Oxfield centre every Saturday morning at 10am. New members are always very welcome. Contact Hugh Slevin (Snr) for more information.
Congratulations to Seán Power and Eoghan Smith who both named Sportsman of the Year 2015/16 and 1st year footballer of the Year respectively at the recent Summerhill College awards night.
Save the date:The club’s AGM is provisionally scheduled for the weekend of December 10/11th. Confirmation of the venue and time will be published in the coming weeks.