Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes
Sunday, April 8th, 2018
The draw for the 2018 Belfry senior club championship in Sligo has grouped our senior men’s footballers with neighbours St Molaise Gaels and Coolera/Strandhill in the group stages. The 2018 championship is scheduled to start on the weekend of August 5th. The group matches will be played at neutral venues
The concession of a goal in added time cost our senior team dear last Saturday evening in Ransboro as they lost their Division 1 match to Coolera/Strandhill by a point, 2-7 to 1-9. Despite missing several players through injury and unavailability, we had looked the more likely winners going into the closing stages after Jamie Gillen’s second-half goal and six points from Eoin Gaughan swung the contest our way. But the late goal give the home side the points. Saturday’s team was: Justy Lyons, Tommy Finnegan, Jude McGarry, Ciaran McLaughlin, Jamie Gillen 1-0, Dara Long, Cian Doyle, Brian Monaghan, Stephen Regan 0-1, Neil Ewing (Capt) 0-1, Eoin Gaughan 0-6, Hugh Kisby, Donal Gallagher, Paul Logan 0-1, Kevin Davey. Subs: David Collins for Cian Doyle, John Hester for Kevin Davey, Joseph Keyes, Tom Armstrong, Seán Flanagan. Manager: Fergal O’Flaherty. Next up: The seniors play Tubbercurry this Saturday evening in Oxfield at 6:30pm.
Ladies Football Update
Our U12 footballers began their league season last Thursday evening with a 14 points to 7 win at home to St John’s. They are scheduled to play Calry/St Joseph’s this Friday evening in Hazelwood at 7pm. The girls U16 footballers begin their Division 1 league season this Tuesday evening with an away match against Shamrock Gaels at 6:30pm.
Best of luck to the ladies intermediate footballers who start their Division 2 league campaign this Sunday morning at Oxfield when they play Calry/St Joseph’s at 10am. Commiserations to the Sligo ladies team who were relegated from Division 2 of the NFL last Sunday following their defeat to Laois.
Boys Underage Fixtures
The boys U12 footballers host Coolera/Strandhill this Wednesday evening in the league at 6:30pm. Our U14 footballers make the journey to Connolly Park in Collooney on Thursday evening to play Owenmore Gaels in the league.
Championship Forecast Competition
Championship forecast cards are now available for our Championship Forecast competition in advance of Sligo’s Connacht Championship opener against London next month. Simply predict the final score (after normal time) of the match in Ruislip and you could win a €100 voucher for Davis’s Restaurant. It costs just €2 to enter. Forecast cards are available from Club PRO Austin O’Callaghan (0876855621). You’ll find the competition rules on drp.gaa.ie and on our Facebook page.
Club Coaches Workshop
There will be a workshop for all club coaches this Sunday evening (April 15th) in Oxfield at 8pm. The workshop will share some very useful coaching tips and advice gleaned from recent seminars in the county. It will be of benefit to coaches from all age groups. Bring your notebooks.
Our hurling nursery for players aged 7+ has started up again in Oxfield on Saturdays. Kids can choose from two sessions, at 11:30am and 12:30pm. For more info, contact Aidan O’Reilly on 0879785311.
Our Oxfield pitch committee is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with some pitch maintenance work. We meet on Monday evenings at 6:30pm. If you can spare one hour any Monday evening, please contact Pat Davey on 0860842244.
The April edition of the club newsletter is out now. Check your inbox or pick up a free copy in local shops and stores.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp which takes place in Oxfield from July 16-20th this year. The camp is for boys and girls aged 6-13 years. You can register online via the club’s website or see gaa.ie.
Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club
Tel: 087 6855621.