Gaa: A great crowd turned out in the park last Tuesday evening for our Feis Cup semi-final clash with Caulry. In what was a fine evening weather wise for a game, we managed to turn in a solid performance and book our place in the final. We started the game well, and went into a 3 points to no score lead after ten minutes. Caulry then started to gain some possession around midfield, a strong run forward by one of their defenders was finished to the back of the net to level the game. We kicked on and finished the first half with points from Plunkett Maxwell, and two Sean Pettit frees. Seanie then finished the first half with a fine score from a 45 from his right hand side. This left the Half time score with us winning by 0.7 to 1.01. The second half began with up's and down's, a great Davey Tone Point from play was followed by the loss of Eamon Boland at full back to a hamstring injury. Dude McCormack entered the fray, and with a few positional switches we began to take a hold of the game. Some great tackling by the Dude and TJ Fox in the middle third resulted in us winning a turnover ball, the ball was played to Davey Tone who took on his man and finished with a neat point off his right foot. With ten minutes to go we introduced Ben Cox & Cathal Byrne who gave us an extra bit of pace and energy coming into the final ten minutes. Ben Cox got himself on the end of a great ball in by Deccie Mullen, and finished with a nice point from 25 yards out, and from there we never looked back. Overall it was a very honest performance by the lads who chased and worked there socks off for the full hour. With a few injuries now starting to creep in let's hope we have a full bill of health for championship in a weeks' time. Well done to referee Des McEnery from Garrycastle who did a great job, let the game flow where possible, and was very organised with him bringing 4 umpires with him as well which was great to see. Final score - Rosemount 0.14 Caulry 1.02. Team: Eoin Carberry, Padraig Nestor Eamon Boland, Damien Carroll, Plunkett Maxwell, Boidu Sayeh, Darragh Healy, David 'DD' McCormack, Israel IIunga, Shane Tone, TJ Fox, Luke Kelly, David Tone, Declan Mullen, Sean Pettit. Subs Used: Ben Cox, Cathal Byrne, David 'Dude' McCormack. We now take on Mullingar Shamrocks in the final. The game was to be played last Sunday but was postponed due to a clash of fixtures. It will be played later in the year.
Senior Championship: Championship football is upon us. We play our first round game vs Coralstown Kinnegad in TEG Cusack Park this Saturday the 23rd at 5.30pm. All support is greatly appreciated. The lads have been training hard the last couple of months, and hopefully we can kick start with a win.
Lotto Result from July 10th July. Numbers: 5, 12, 17, 25. No jackpot winner. Match 3 Winners:
Gerard Keenan, Rosemount
Paul Keane San Francisco
Darina Keenan Armagh.
Sellers Prize: Shaun McManus Rosemount. Next Lotto July 24th -Jackpot €8,800.
Fr Jimmy Murray will be having a celebratory mass on Friday the 21st July at 7.30pm in Rosemount Church. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Stile Bar, and all are welcome. Please spread the word to anyone who many be interested.
Walking Track: Lights are now off for the summer months. Only those with membership paid are permitted and insured to use the walking track.
Astro Turf: Bookings available for the Astroturf Pitch, only €35 per hour. For more information or to make a booking contact Kevin Keenan on 0879481521.