Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
We congratulate our boys U14 footballers who lifted the A1 championship title for 2017 at Scarden last Thursday evening with an emphatic 6-10 to 4-2 win over Tourlestrane. The result was fitting recognition of the work which this promising group of players (and their coaches) have put into the season. Congrats to the playing panel of Paul O’Brien, Hugh Keaney, Desmond Gillen, Thomas Davis, Josh Brady, Ciarán O’Reilly (Capt), Ross Chambers, Cian Oates, Ben Kelly, Danny Cronin, James Donlon, Seán Keane, James McDermott, Ciarán Smith Lorca Brannigan, Rían O’Callaghan (for Josh Brady), Eoin Kerrigan, David Keyes, David Morrow, Patrick Phelan, Andrew Byrne, Phelim McGee, Conor Gillen. Management team: Jimmy O’Brien, Fergal Keane, Rowan O’Callaghan and Damien Kerrigan.
The club’s All-Ireland ticket final draw will take place this Thursday night (14th) in Davis’s Restaurant at 10pm. The July and August draws for our new Club Lotto will also be made on the night.Any outstanding tickets for the Lotto should be returned asap to club officers or to treasurer Mary Carway (0864181201).
All roads lead to Markievicz Park this Saturday for the for the Sligo ladies intermediate football final between Drumcliffe/Rosses Point and St Mary’s. Throw-in is at 2pm and the game will be streamed live on the Sligo LGFA youtube channel. This is a significant occasion for our young intermediate team. DRP are bidding to win the county title for the first time since 2011. We would encourage as many supporters as possible to come along and cheer on the girls at Markievicz Park on Saturday.
Our girls U12 footballers produced a gutsy display in their ‘A’ championship final last Saturday in Cloonacool before going down to a fine CT Gaels side. The team under the guidance of Frank Moylan, Trevor Ferguson and John Hester, can take plenty of encouragement from a terrific run in the competition.
Our senior men’s footballers are preparing for their championship relegation play-off against St Molaise Gaels in a couple of weeks time. Before that, 10 members of the DRP panel will be taking part in the Kilmacud All-Ireland football sevens in Dublin this Saturday 16th. It’s the club’s first time to take part in this prestigious sevens competition which is an integral part of the All-Ireland football final weekend. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more on this.
Well done to the four Benbulben Gaels U12 hurlers who, under the guidance of their coach Declan O’Brien, finished runners-up in the Sligo GAA hurling skills finals at Scarden last Friday evening. Conor Keaney, Matthew Percy, Donnchadh O’Brien & Micheal Carroll will be one of two clubs to represent Sligo in the Connacht skills finals in the coming weeks.
Our U14 hurlers, who’ve already qualified for the county final, beat Naomh Eoin in the championship last Tuesday. The previous evening, our U16s lost narrowly to the same opposition by 5-7 to 3-9.
Good luck to our boys U16 footballers who play St Mary’s in a championship play-off on Monday evening in Scarden (note change of venue) at 6:15pm.
Congratulations to Eoghan Smith who was part of the Sligo county side which beat Mayo last Friday evening to win the Ted Webb Shield for 2017.
Our U13 footballers begin their Féile league campaign this Tuesday evening away to Shamrock Gaels at 6:15pm.
Our U9 and U11 footballers enjoyed a good series of games against St Molaise Gaels and St Mary’s in the urban leagues at Scarden last Wednesday. We host St John’s this Wednesday evening in Oxfield at 6pm. All players are asked to assemble by 6:45pm.
New players are very welcome to join our Saturday morning Nursery coaching sessions at Oxfield. Players 4-6 years of age train each Saturday at 9:45am. U8 and U10 coaching is at 10:30pm.
One of our nursery coaches John Deacy, is running the Dublin City Marathon next month for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. You can donate to this worthing by visiting his fundraising page on the the everydayhero.com website or by visiting the GAA club’s Facebook page.
Drumcliffe Handball Club is holding a meeting this Thursday, Sept 14th in Oxfield Centre at 8pm.
We extend sympathy to the Keane family in Rosses Point following the death of Deirdre Durkin (nee Conlon), Knockvicar, last week.