Roscommon Gaels club notes

March 05, 2018

Lotto Draw

Sunday 4th of March 2018


€9,850 NO WINNER

Numbers Drawn

3 17 30 31


The weekly winners of €30 were

Yvonne Donohue, Quarry View.

Kevin Johnson, Wilson Close.

Jamie Lawlor, Four Roads.

John Igoe, Abbey Street. 


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




Winner of last Monday evenings 25 card game in The Hyde Centre was Liam Corcoran and the runner's up were Frank Naughton and Ann Mulhern.  Well done everyone.  New players always welcome Monday's at 8.30pm.



U10 Camogie training every Friday evening in the Convent Gym from 6:40-7:30. Please bring €2 per child to cover the cost of gym hire, a drink and a sock for your hurley. All are welcome.

U12 Camogie training every Friday evening in the Convent Gym from 7.30-8.30. Please bring €2 per child and a sock to cover your hurley.   All are welcome.

U14 Camogie training Saturday Morning 10.30-11.30 am in Lisnamult please wear warm clothes.



U8 hurling commences Thursday Feb 15th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.
U10 hurling commences Monday Feb 12th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.
U12 hurling commences Wednesday Feb 14th from 6-7 pm in convent gym.

Please bring €2 per child per night to cover cost of gym hire. Sock also required to cover hurl while playing indoors. All new members welcome!





U12 Football is back Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm in The Hyde.  Our first game of the league is a home game on Sunday 25th of March against Faithleach's.


U14 Football training continues Tuesday evenings in Full Body Workhouse at 8.15pm €5 this is a combined training of both footballers and camogie players.


Junior Ladies Football Tuesday evenings 8.15pm and Sunday Mornings 11am.  We have been using Roscommon Leisure Zone for out training sessions.  Please bring €2, a text will be sent through the what's app group to notify players of any changes to venue. Our first game of the league against Kilmore was postponed.  Our next game of the League is a home game on Sunday 11th of March against St. Croans.



Very good turnout at U14 Football Training, Sunday 04 March. Training continues on Thursday evening in Lisnamult 7-8pm. We have a League fixture next weekend.


Well done to the CBS on their great win in the Junior Football Championship on Monday last.

CBS Roscommon: 7-15(36) Claregalway: 2-4(10).






A.   Club Coach Information Session + Jigsaw Presentation : Tuesday 06 March

One of the areas that our Coaching Committee discussed last autumn was to provide information to our coaches on the practical aspects of our club.

We have prepared a short presentation which we will run through with our coaches on 06 March commencing at 07.45pmin the Hyde.

Immediately after the Info Session, Sinead O Brien (Jigsaw Roscommon) will speak with us. Jigsaw Roscommon is part of the National Jigsaw network which is an organisation that supports young people's mental health. As well as providing a service for 12-25 year olds to receive support in relation to mental health concerns, Jigsaw also provide support and information to young people, adults, communities and clubs who would like to increase their knowledge of and ability to support young people's mental health.


In response to an increasing number of sports coaches approaching us with concerns around the mental health of the young people they work with, Jigsaw has developed a talk called 'One Good Coach'.

Following the talk participants will:-

 ·         Have a greater understanding of Mental Health

·         Have a greater understanding of the importance of their role as a 'One Good             Adult'.

·         Have a greater awareness of how to promote and support young people's mental health in their role as a coach.

·         Learn about their local Jigsaw and how young people can access the service.


B.   Child Protection in Sport Course & Foundation Football Course - Reminder

We understand there may be coaches in our club who not have completed the Child                                             Protection in Sport or Foundation Football / Hurling courses.

We can arrange to run both these courses in-house. If you need to take either of these compulsory courses please contact John Donnellan by next Friday 09 March.



Club Mentoring Programme 2018 - Reminder

This important programme will include an opportunity for all our coaches to present their views on how we can improve Coaching and Coaching Structures in our club.

We are planning to commence the Programme shortly and will ask all coaches to participate.




Upcoming Coaching Workshops for your Diary


Roscommon Coaching and Games Development are delighted to announce that they will be holding coaching workshops over the coming months for their Academy/development squad management and club coaches.


Academy/development squad coaches.

Wednesday April 4th.

Guest Coach: Mick Bohan

Venue/Time TBC.


Saturday April 21st.

Time 10am -1.30pm

Guest Coach:  Paul Earley


Club coach's workshop

Saturday May 19th

Time 10am -1.30pm

Guest coach Paul Earley.




Sat 10th March @ 7.30pm in Lisnamult Round 2 of the O'Rourke Cup Roscommon Gaels V's Boyle.

Sat 10th March U14 Feile Hurling Roscommon Gaels V's Four Roads in Four Roads.

Sun 11th March Round 2 U16 Ladies Football Championship @ 4pm in Strokestown Roscommon Gaels V's Strokestown.

Sun 11th March Round 2 Junior Ladies @ 11am in Lisnamult

Roscommon Gaels V's St. Croans.

Sun 11th Lads U16 Division 2 Football in Ardcarne Park at 11 am

Roscommon Gaels v's St. Michaels.










St. Coman's Wood Parents' Association have organised an Internet Safety talk with Online Safety Expert @waynedenner on Thursday 15th March @ 7.30pm (Convent/Junior Site). All are welcome to attend this important event.  Additional info






Rossie the Snowman



Well done to Clubman Gerry Donohue and Co. for winning The Club Rossie Competition there were lots of entries for the most creative snowman and I think you will all agree this was the deserved winner.  Captioned #RossieTheSnowman "Chillin" in between matches with Darragh, Yvonne, Bronagh & Megan Donohue.








Ronan McCormack Charity Challenge 2018

Only a few weeks to go until the Ronan McCormack Charity Challenge 2018 kicks off. This year's event in aid of The Roscommon Special Olympics, Children's Special Needs Services Galway and Pieta House West. For the serious Athletes there is moonlight 10k run and also includes a shorter run of 5K on the Friday. There is also a cycle challenge on the Saturday a 65k and 125k For many this is a poignant day to remember Ronan and is a highlight in our local calendar as everyone gathers and spends a week=end supporting each other and having a laugh whilst raising vital funds for deserving charities.

And let's not underestimate the craic that is to be had afterwards on the Saturday Night The eagerly anticipated darts competition takes place in Foxes Bar, Athlone Road Roscommon.

to guarantee your

Technical T-Shirt 
(High quality sporting T-shirt)

AND your

Jam-Packed Goodie Bag 
(full of unbelievable goodies - some also containing Spot Prizes for extra lucky participant's )

And as usual all registered participants will be treated to fantastic post-event hot food!

Click the Link NOW…/the-ronan-mccormack-charity-challe…


Dermott Hughes Cars

On Tuesday 6th March from 10-5.30pm drop into Dermott Hughes Cars to check your child car seat is fitted correctly.  RSA experts will be at hand throughout the day.  Best of all, its free!






Congratulations to Eithne and David Waldron, on the birth of their baby boy last week.



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