Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes

Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Senior Footballers

There was disappointment for the senior men’s footballers in Grange on Saturday evening when they allowed a four-point lead to slip against St Molaise Gaels in their Division 1 match, with the home side running out victors in the end by 1-15 to 2-9. Overall, we played in fits and starts with the both the goals from Cian Lally and captain Neil Ewing coming during an impressive third quarter when we turned a four-point deficit into a four-point lead, but we were unable to build on that. With both of our recognised goalkeepers unavailable for this match, fair play to John Hester who improvised manfully for us in goals on Saturday. The team was: John Hester, Tommy Finnegan, John McGowan, Jude McGarry, John Harvey, Dara Long, Stephen Regan, Brian Monaghan, Brian Óg Murphy, Neil Ewing (Capt) 1-0, Jamie Gillen 0-3, Ciaran McLaughlin, Paul Logan 0-5, Neil Canning 0-1, Cian Lally 1-0. Subs used: Kevin Davey, Niall Collery for Niall Canning.

Next up for the seniors is a Kiernan Cup (Group 2) match this Saturday evening against Shamrock Gaels in Coola at 7pm.

Ladies Footballers
The DRP ladies suffered their first defeat in Division 2 last Sunday morning in Keash against Eastern Harps on a final scoreline of 4-13 to 4-7. This was a gutsy display by the girls, particularly in the first half, which saw them leading by the interval. They play St Michaels in Oxfield this Sunday morning at 10am. Sunday’s team was: Rachel Quigley, Jayne McCormack Aimee Oates, Orlaith Furey (Capt), Lisa McLoughlin, Michelle McNamara, Kate Keyes, Sinéad Regan, Emily McCormack, Tara Donohoe, Amanda Healy, Ella McDermott, Roisín Healy, Laura Oates, Molly Brady. Subs: Shirley Nicholson, Tracey O’Boyle, Megan Brady, Grace Casserly.

College Success

It was a big day for the Summerhill College juvenile footballers last Thursday as they beat St Jarlath’s Tuam by 2-18 to 1-8 to lift the Connacht Colleges ‘A’ championship title for 2018 at Bekan. This completed a league & championship double for the team. There were nine DRP players in this Summerhill squad. Congrats to Ciarán O’Reilly, Hugh Keaney, Ciarán Smith 0-2, Cian Oates 0-2, Ben Kelly 1-1, Desmond Gillen, Josh Brady, Eddie Fitzpatrick & James McDermott.

We had three players (Eoghan Smith, Ian O’Brien & Ciarán O’Reilly) in the College’s junior team which narrowly lost its Connacht final on Friday last.

Big congrats to the Rosses Point Community Games U11 mini-rugby team who won Connacht Gold last Saturday. It was a fantastic achievement. Well done also to all the young athletes who took part in the Drumcliffe area athletics finals which were held at IT Sligo last Sunday.

Recycling Your Old Clothes

The club is holding is holding a Clothes Recycling Collection Day this Saturday, April 28th in Rosses Point and Oxfield, from 10am to 2pm. Simply bring along any unwanted clothes, bed linen, curtains, towels, bags, soft toys etc. and we will do the rest. Our collection points are the Promenade car park opposite Harry’s Bar in Rosses Point, and the Oxfield car park. For more info, contact Aidan O’Reilly 0879785311.

Féile 2018 Table Quiz

We are holding a fundraising table quiz for the All-Ireland U14 Féile this Saturday night in Davis’s Restaurant, Drumcliffe, at 9:30pm. Table of 4 = €20. Please come along and support.

Championship Forecast Competition
Members and supporters are asked to return their Championship Forecast cards for the London v Sligo match to Oxfield this Saturday between 9:30am and 11:30am. Simply predict the final score (after normal time) of next month’s Connacht Championship match in Ruislip to win a €100 voucher for Davis’s restaurant. Each guess costs just €2. Forecast cards are available from club PRO Austin O’Callaghan (0876855621). 

Benbulben Gaels U14 hurlers made a winning start to the league last week with an 8-10 to 2-4 success over Western Gaels. The U16 hurlers play Naomh Eoin in the league this Tuesday evening in Oxfield at 7pm. Our hurling nursery for players aged 7+ continues this Saturday in Oxfield at 11:30am.

Under 14 Footballers

Our girls U14 footballers played Calry/St Joseph’s in the league last Thursday and battled hard before losing out by 2-7 to 0-4. The boys U14s play St Mary’s in Division 1 this Thursday evening at Oxfield. Throw-in: 6:30pm.

Midweek Nursery Blitz
Our U8 & U10 nursery footballers played a every enjoyable blitz with Shamrock Gaels last week. Thanks to all who attended. We travel to Curry this Wednesday evening. Blitz starts at 7pm. Players are asked to be in Curry for 6:45pm.

Austin O’Callaghan
Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club