Sunday, 25 September 2016

Update 25/9/16

It was another hard luck story for our under 16 boys as they came out second best in the Division 4 final on Sunday at Orchard Park. Our lads worked hard to claw back from a seven point deficit to go a point up with 7 minutes remaining but two goals in quick succession against the run of play put an end to the St. Michaels challenge. Well done to all the players and the management team of Anthony, Michael, Peter and Niamh. Thanks to Daniel Griffin and Anthony Dowd for their sponsorship.

St. Michael's GAA Club celebrates it's 75 year anniversary next weekend, starting on Saturday night, 1st of October with a social night out starting with traditional music and the launch of a specially compiled book, ' St. Michael's GAA Club - A Glance at Our Past' at 9.30pm. This will be followed by music from The Looney Hoppers. All this takes place at Ardcarne Park Sports Complex, full bar and finger food, tickets are €10 each and available from all club officers. On Sunday there will be a Football Skills & Fun Day for our junior club members up to age 14 starting at 1.30pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the Clubs dressing rooms and the unveiling of a dedication plaque at 4.30pm. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to meeting members and families, past and present over the weekend.

Ardcarne basketball club are holding an important meeting for all parents of children who will be playing this year, in the Complex on Monday 26th September from 7 to 8pm. There are new regulations for the 2016/17 year to be discussed.

Pictures below are of the under 12s after they won the division 2 shield and of joint captains Colin Burke and Patrick Charles accepting the shield from James Duignan.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Update 11/9/16

St. Michael's will live to fight another day at Intermediate level football thanks to a gutsy team performance against Clann na Gael at Ardcarne Park on Saturday evening. Final score was 2-12 to 1-10. Well done to the panel and the management team of Kevin O'Rourke, Eddie Heslin and Shane McGlynn. Thanks again to Joe Simon, the team sponsor. Thanks to the group of young musicians who played the national anthem, lotto ticket sellers, the traffic management and field stewards and to anyone else who helped host the game.

Our under 16 boys have reached the final of the division 4 championship and will face Kilglass/Barrys or Western Gaels.

The under 14 boys had a busy week on the playing field starting with a loss to St. Aidan's in Ballyforan but our lads bounced back from that defeat to beat St. Dominics in Knockcroghery on Thursday. That means they finish joint second in the division 2 championship and will now play Roscommon Gaels in the semi-final on Thursday. 

The under 12's are also in a final. Next Saturday they will play St. Ciaran's in Castlerea in the division 2 Shield decider.

The under 14 girls were beaten by a stronger St. Croan's on Friday last.  Thanks to the panel of girls  Aoife Guckian, Tori Monahan,  Leanne Hennessy, Niamh Reynolds, Roisin  Henry, Emma Benson, Tara Earley, Edel Gallagher, Amy Gallagher, Amy Tiernan, Ailbhe Wrynn, Isobel Neary,  Aoibhinn O Dowd, Laura Martin, Katie Corcoran,  Aine Harte, Leah Lynch Dolan, Chloe Cooney,   Niamh Clancy, Saoirse Rowan, Cara  Monahan.  Management Kevin Guckian, Tommy Daly,  Joan Tiernan and Breda Martin.

The under 10 girls had an enjoyable match against St Ronans under 10 girls on Thursday last and the under 12 girls play Gortetteragh on Wednesday next in Gortletteragh.

Well done to Edel  Gallagher,  Amy Tiernan, Amy Gallagher, Leah Lynch Dolan and Aine Harte who represented Roscommon in the under 13 and under 15 connacht blitz in the centre of excellence.

Ladies All Ireland tickets available until the 16th September please contact Aileen Helen or Jenny.
 
Tickets costing 10 euros each are now on sale for the club 75th year anniversary celebration on 1st October. It promises to be a good night with the Looney Hoppers providing the entertainment. There will be a full bar on the night.

There will be a club meeting this Thursday night at 9pm. All club members are welcome.

Mass for deceased members of St. Michael's GAA club will be celebrated on Sunday 25th September at 11.30am in Cootehall.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Update 04/09/16

Our Intermediate team drew with Kilglass Gaels away in the league on Saturday evening. They are out again next weekend in a Championship relegation playoff against Clan na Gael.  That match will be played at Ardcarne Park on Saturday evening at 6pm so please support.

The St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor team bowed out of the Division 3 championship when Boyle converted a 13 metre free in what was the last kick of the game on Thursday evening to draw the game, unfortunately a draw wasn't enough to see us through to the semi-final. Michaels/Ronans had beaten Michael Glaveys in Ballyfarnon on Tuesday evening. Thanks to both clubs, supporters, team management and players.

The under 14 boys play away to St. Dominics this Thursday at 7pm in the division 2 championship.

Well done to our under 6's, 8's and 10's who travelled to Leitrim Gaels for a round of friendly matches on Friday evening. Thanks to Leitrim Gaels.

Thanks to all who supported the ladies county GAA 50/50 draw. Our under 14 girls had a very busy week with a good win over Kilglass Gaels but lost out to St. Faithleach's on Saturday evening in Ballyleague. They have their quarter final on Friday next when they will take on either St. Croan's or Oran away. We have a number of tikets available for the ladies All-Ireland final in Croke Park.

The lotto draw was held on Sunday night with no jackpot winner and no match 3 winner so 5 winners of €20 each were: Maureen Meehan, John Hogan, Seamus Sweeney, Michael Mc Gonigle and Maureen Horan. The next draw will be held in Tara Marina and Ann Cox's team will be on duty.

Plans are now at an advanced stage for a club social function on October 1st to mark the Club's 75 year anniversary. There will be a full bar on the night with entertainment provided by the Looney Hoppers. Tickets costing €10 each will go on sale soon.

The Club extends it's sympathy to the Keane family, Ardcarne on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Update 28/8/16

It proved to be a successful week on the playing field for our teams with the most important win coming from the Intermediates when they beat Clann na Gael at Enfield on Saturday evening in the fourth round of the championship, however both teams must meet again in a relegation playoff in a couple of weeks.

Well done to all our under 8s and under 10s who travelled to the Connacht Centre of Excellence on Saturday to take part in the County Roscommon Go Games blitz. Once again thanks to the parents who travelled.

The under 12s had a busy week meeting Oran twice, in the division 2 league. On Monday St. Michaels came out on top but lost out to Oran in the semi final playoff at Ardcarne Park on Sunday. They will now have to play St. Ciarans in the shield final.

The under 14 boys play their next division 2 championship match away to St. Aidans on Monday 5th September.

The under 16 boys had an early trip to Ballinlough on Sunday morning but it was worth the journey as they came away with a hard earned three point win over Michael Glaveys.

The minors are out twice this coming week, on Tuesday they are at home to Michael Glaveys and away to Boyle on Friday.

The under 14 girls play Kilglass on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Ardcarne Park and on Saturday they travel to Ballyleague to play St. Faithleachs at 6.30pm.

Best of luck to our girls who are taking part in the under 13 and under 15 county development squads on Saturday.

This is the last week for entry into the 50/50 draw with the first draw on 4th September. There are still some tickets available so please support and thanks to those who have already bought or shared tickets.

Best of luck to all children who return to and, in some cases, start school and college this week.

The club extends its sympathy to the O'Dowd family, Cootehall on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Update 14/8/16

Our intermediate team lost their championship game against a stronger Éire Óg team in Boyle on Saturday evening.

The under 16 boys had a convincing win over St. Croans in the championship at Ardcarne Park on Tuesday.  Congratulations to Diarmuid Regan and the county under 16 team and management on winning the Ted Webb Shield at the Connacht Centre of excellence recently.

The under 14 boys play Oran in the division 2 championship on Tuesday evening in Ardcarne Park. Well done to Antonio Chilton, Andrew Tiernan, Jim Harte and Brian O Dowd who played for Roscommon under 14s against Westmeath and Offaly last Saturday.

The under 12s had two games last week, recording a good win away to St. Dominics on Monday but lost out at home to Kilbride on Friday evening.

The under 10s once again gave a great account of themselves at the Go Games at Enfield on Saturday. Thanks to all at St. Croans for their hospitality. Training on Friday evening at 7pm.

The under 12 girls play Allen Gaels at home on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

The under 10 girls play Boyle at home on Thursday at 7pm.

Tickets for the ladies GAA 50/50 monthly draw are on sale with €350 for the winner and €150 for the club. Tickets €50 and we need your support to sell our quota. Tickets may be bought in full or shared.

The club lotto jackpot is now €6,500 and the draw takes place in the Bogside Inn next Sunday.

The clothes collection is ongoing and bags can be left at the Complex.

The club hosted the Junior Football Championship match between St. Ronans and Ballinameen on Sunday. Thanks to all who helped prepare the grounds, the car parking and pitch side stewards, lotto ticket sellers and also to the group of young musicians who played the National Anthem. (picture of musicians attached)



Congratulations to Conor and Jennifer King on the birth a baby daughter and also to Keith and Emma O Hara on the birth of a baby daughter.

The club extends its sympathy to the Oates family, Cooladye on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Update 7/8/16

Our intermediate team battled to the final whistle to squeeze a win out of their 3rd round championship encounter with St. Aidans at O'Rourke park, Castlerea on Saturday evening. Next up is Éire Óg in Boyle on Saturday 13th August.


Our under 8s were in action recently in the Go Games blitz which was hosted by Michael Glaveys. Well done to the St. Michaels team and thanks to Glaveys for their hospitality.


The under 10 go games blitz was hosted at Ardcarne Park on Saturday last with teams visiting from Western Gaels, St. Croans, Éire Óg and Michael Glaveys. Well done to all and thanks to our parents for providing refreshments, thanks to those who helped setup the pitch and also to the referees. The under 10s now look forward to next Saturday when it is the turn of St. Croans to host.  


The under 12s play St. Dominics in division 2 of the Summer league in Knockcroghery on Monday evening this week and are at home on Friday evening against Kilbride.


The under 16 boys play St. Croans in Ardcrane Park on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Update 31/7/16

Our under 16 boys had a good win in the championship last Monday when they got the better of the visiting team from Kilglass/Barrys. Final score 2-07 to 1-06.

The under 15 girls will line out against Ballinameen on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Ballinameen in the Sean Daly memorial cup.

The Ladies county board 50/50 tickets are now on sale with any club officer the club must sell 20 tickets costing €50.00 each.

St. Michaels will host the next round of the under 10 Go Games football blitz at Ardcarne Park on Saturday 6th August at 11am. Visiting clubs will be Western Gaels, Éire Óg, Michael Glaveys and St. Croans.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Update 24/7/16

On the playing field this week it was a strong second half performance from our under 14 boys that led to a good away win over Strokestown in the division 2 championship on Thursday.

The under 16 boys line out against Kilglass/Barrys at Ardcarne Park on Monday evening.

The golf classic was held at Carrick-on-Shannon golf club last weekend and proved to be a successful, enjoyable and competitive event. St. Michaels GAA club wish to thank all who played, our sponsors and a big thanks to Chris Lowe and all at Carrick-on-Shannon golf club. Congratulations to the winning team of David, Mark and Kevin Mc Dermott who the Sean Doherty Memorial Cup along with their prize which was sponsored by Cllr. Rachel Doherty. Fiachra Neary presented the prize on behalf of Rachel Doherty. Longest drive was Keith Hogg and nearest the pin was Jim King.

Fiachra Neary presents first prize to winning captain David Mc Dermott

Jenny Bruen, Fiachra Neary, Mark Mc Dermott and David Mc Dermott. Missing from photo is Kevin Mc Dermott

Second placed team of Gerry, Eamonn Mc Girl and Kevin Ward with Jenny and Padraic Hunt

Third placed team of Padraig Mc Shera, Niall Roche and Ronan Cox

Fourth placed team was Paul and Adrian Roche and David Mc Dermott

The club lotto jackpot has now reached €6,400, so remember to get your €2 entry for the next draw which will be on 7th August, or you can purchase an annual subscription for just €50 and that way never miss out on a draw. Contact Nuala on 086 3974566 Numbers drawn on Sunday night 24th July were 1,22,26,29. Congratulations to Tony Fallon, Corrigeenroe and Jim Gray, South Ayrshire, Scotland who both matched 3 numbers.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Update 17/7/16

The St. Michaels GAA Club annual Golf Classic fundraising event will be held at Carrick-on-Shannon golf club on Saturday next, 23rd July with a limited number of tee times available on Friday evening. Once again the format will be a three ball scramble at a cost of €90 per team. Book on line at www.carrickgolfclub.ie 

Our under 14 boys had a good win at home against Roscommon Gaels in the division 2 championship on Thursday winning on a scoreline of 6-06 to 4-06. They play away to Strokestown on Thursday in their 3rd game of the championship.

The under 12s lost out to St. Ciarans in their division 2 Summer league game on Saturday.

Well done to Diarmuid Regan who was part of the Roscommon under 16 panel who played in the Ted Webb cup games over the weekend. Best of luck to the team and management in their remaining games.

St. Michaels will host the next Under 10 Go Games football blitz at Ardcarne Park on Saturday 23rd July at 11 am.

The under 15 girls play Kilmore/Elphin at home on Monday 18th at 7.30pm.

The under 10 girls play St. Marys at home on Friday next at 7.30pm.

There will be a club meeting on Tuesday 19th July at 9pm. All club members are welcome to attend.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Update 10/7/16

The Michaels/Ronans minor team lost out by a single point to Castlerea in their first division 3 match on Saturday in Ballyfarnon.

The under 12 girls were beaten by a  heart breaking point by St Marys  in the division 4 final on Saturday last our  panel is as follows
Ellen Oates, Leah McCawley, Kate Noone, Ellen Daly, Leah Lynch Dolan, Sarah Lee, Choloe McGuinness,Amy Tiernan , Anna Reynolds, Hannah Keavaney, Amy Gallagher, Aoibhe Morahan, Rebecca Lee, Cara Monaghan, Emma Malone , Aisling Glynn,Ruby Lane, Aine Harte, Niamh Reynolds, Aoibhinn O Dowd, Avah Fallon, Joni Ryan
Management Stephen Mc Guinness, Thomas Morahan, Catriona Lynch and Aileen Daly,
We would like to thank all the supports who travelled to Kiltoom to support the team, Stephen McGuinness for treating the players to Supermacs in Roscommon.

 
The Under 15 girls got off to a good start in the Sean Daly Memorial cup on Wednesday last they beat Boyle. They now play Elphin/Kilmore in round 2 on Monday the 18th March at home .
 
Under 10 girls/under 8 girls  blitz starts on Saturday next when st Michaels play Shannon gaels away.
 
Please vote for st Michaels Ladies club in when shopping in Lidl.

The Ladies county board 50/50 tickets are now on sale with any club officer the club must sell 20 tickets costing €50.00 each

Well done to all the under 8 footballers who represented the club at the Go Games blitz in Loughglynn on Saturday. Thanks to Éire Óg for their hospitality.

Well done to former club player, Ray Sheerin who was a member of the 1966 All Ireland under 21 winning team who were honoured at the Connacht Final on Sunday.

The under 14 boys play Roscommon Gaels at Ardcarne Park this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm

There will be a club meeting this Thursday night at 9pm. All club members are welcome.

The St. Michaels GAA Club annual Golf Classic fundraising event will be held at Carrick-on-Shannon golf club on Saturday 23rd July with a limited number of tee times available on Friday evening. Once again the format will be a three ball scramble at a cost of €90 per team. Book on line at www.carrickgolfclub.ie 





Sunday, 3 July 2016

Update 3/7/16

The St. Michaels GAA Club annual Golf Classic fundraising event will be held at Carrick-on-Shannon golf club on Saturday 23rd July with a limited number of tee times available on Friday evening. Once again the format will be a three ball scramble at a cost of €90 per team. Book on line at www.carrickgolfclub.ie 

St. Michaels GAA Club celebrates it's 75th anniversary this year. Plans are afoot to have a celebration on the first weekend in October. It is intended to collate a history of the club and it is in this regard that we invite members past and present to submit your memory or story of any aspect of the club for consideration. We would love to get any old documents, photographs or memorobilia such as club jerseys, medals, boots etc. All will be returned to the owners. Contact Michael Regan on 087 6181248 or Jenny Bruen on 087 6811655 for more information. 

It was a busy week in the club with a number of teams fielding. The first of the week were the under 12s who had the honour of taking part in the Connacht GAA Go Games blitz in none other than Croke Park. The enormity of the occasion did not phase our players who got down to business from the first whistle. Thanks to Roscommon GAA and to the team management, players and parents.



On Wednesday the under 12 girls got the better of Shannon Gaels B in their semi-final clash. They will now meet St. Marys in the final in Kiltoom next Saturday at 4.00pm.
 
The under 10s had a good outing in the Go Games blitz in Frenchpark on Saturday where we fielded two teams. Thanks to Western Gaels for their hospitality and to all our parents for travelling.

Our under 12s played their first game in the Summer league in division 2 where they met Ballinameen/Elphin in Orchard Park on Saturday. It was a close encounter for the most of it but the home team rallied in the last quarter to win out.

The under 16 boys had a tight away contest in Frenchpark with Western Gaels winning out.

The intermediate team finished off our week on a high note when they beat Ballinameen in the Tansey Cup on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-09 at Ardcarne Park on Sunday.


The under 15 girls play Boyle in the first round of the Sean Daly Memorial Cup in Boyle this Wednesday at 7.30pm.

There was no jackpot winner of the lotto last week. Denis Scanlon matched three numbers. The next draw will be in Tara Marina next Sunday night 10th July for a jackpot of €6,200 and Ann Cox's team are on duty.

Clothes collection continues and bags can be left at the Complex.

The club extends it's sympathy to the Mc Dermott and Lenehan families on their recent bereavements.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Under 12s in Croke Park

Congratulations to our under 12s who had a great day at the Connacht GAA Go Games blitz in Croke Park. Well done to all our players and thanks to all the parents, team management, supporters, Roscommon GAA and Connacht GAA.














Sunday, 26 June 2016

Update 26/6/16

St. Michaels GAA Club celebrates it's 75th anniversary this year. Plans are afoot to have a celebration on the first weekend in October. It is intended to collate a history of the club and it is in this regard that we invite members past and present to submit your memory or story of any aspect of the club for consideration. We would love to get any old documents, photographs or memorobilia such as club jerseys, medals, boots etc. All will be returned to the owners. Contact Michael Regan on 087 6181248 or Jenny Bruen on 087 6811655 for more information. 

The under 14 boys were beaten by Ballinameen/Elphin in their first championship match at Ardcarne Park last week.

Best of luck to the under 12 mixed team who travel to Croke Park on Monday to play in the Connacht GAA Go Games football blitz.
 
The under 12 girls play Shannon Gaels on Wednesday at Ardcarne Park at 6.30pm.

The under 10s will play in the Go Games football blitz in Frenchpark next Saturday morning at 11am.

St. Michael's GAA club extends it's sympathy to the family of the late Maureen Harte, Knockroe, Cootehall.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Update 19/6/16

Well done to all who took part in the Under 8 Go Games football blitz which was hosted by St. Michaels at Ardcarne Park last Saturday. Thanks to all parents and coaches who helped out and also to the visiting teams from St. Ronans, Kilmore, St. Barrys and Kilglass Gaels.
 
Our under 14 boys have their first game of the championship at home this Thursday at 7.30pm against Ballinameen/Elphin.
 
The Under 16 boys start their championship campaign next Sunday at Ardcarne Park with Kilglass/Barrys providing the opposition.
 
Well done to Gary Corcoran who captained Ballyfarnon NS in the final of the Cuman na mBunscoil last Thursday.
 
Well done to the boys from Cootehall NS on winning the 3/4 teacher primary soccer schools county title at Donamon last Friday.
 
After a thrilling encounter against Strokestown which culminated in a two point loss our under 12 girls travel to Croghan to take on Shannon Gaels on Monday evening 21st June at 7.30pm.
 
The club lotto draw will take place in Henrys Bar next Sunday night for a jackpot of €6,100.
 
The Roscommon team and Management are holding an open evening for supporters at St Faithleach's GAA  club the home club of the Murtagh Brothers, Brian, Ciaráin and Diarmuid on Monday next June 20 .
 
The open evening will start at 7pm and supporters will be able to watch the team take part in training and also meet the players and get autographs and pictures.

This is a free event and will be the only opportunity to meet the team before they meet Galway in the Connacht Final which is on Sunday July 10th

Monday, 13 June 2016

Update 12/6/16

Pride of place this week goes to our Under 12 team who defeated Michael Glaveys in the final of the Division 3 Spring league on a scoreline 4-09 to 1-02 last Friday evening in Frenchpark. Congratulations to the panel and management. Pictures below of the shield being presented to joint captains Cathal Guckian and Sean Moran and also of the winning team.



Our under 14 boys also brought some silverware back to the club during the week when they beat Leitrim Gaels in the final of the Niall Higgins memorial tournament in Drumshanbo. Congratulations to the team and management and thanks to Allen Gaels for their wonderful hospitality. Picture below with the Cup.




Our Intermediate team take to the pitch again next Saturday evening in their second match of the championship against our neighbours Shannon Gaels. Match updates will be tweeted on @michaels_gaa .


The girls teams have two home games this week with the under 12s due to play Ballinameen on Tuesday evening at 7pm and the under 14s line out against Strokestown on Friday at 7.30pm.


There was no winner of the club lotto jackpot which now goes to €6,100. Numbers drawn on Sunday night were 18,19,24,26. Five winners of €20 each in the envelope draw were Bernadette Mc Loughlin, Una Connolly, Maureen O'Connor, Jimmy & Mary Kearns and Kevin Gilboy.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Update 5/6/16

The highlight of the week was the Under 12 team reaching the division 3 Spring league final which will be held in Frenchpark on Friday evening 10th June at 7.30pm. Inorder to secure a place in the final they had to get past Tulsk which they managed last Monday evening at Ardcarne Park. The opposition in the final will be the winners of the semi-final between Tulsk and Michael Glaveys which takes place on bank holiday Monday. Best of luck to our team and management in the final. Picture of the under 12 team that defeated Tulsk in a first place playoff last Monday below.


Our under 14 boys take part in the Niall Higgins memorial tournament hosted by Allen Gaels on bank holiday Monday. Thanks to Allen Gaels for inviting St. Michaels to take part.

The under 12 girls play Kilbride at home in round 3 of the championship on Tuesday at 7.30pm and are out again against Strokestown next Sunday at 7pm also in Ardcarne Park.

The under 14 girls are at home against Oran on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

The under 10s have a Go Games football blitz in Kilglass next Saturday at 11am.

The intermediate team received a walk over compliments of Elphin in the Tansey cup at the weekend.

The club fundraising clothes collection continues and bags can be left at the complex.

The club lotto jackpot of €5,900 was not won last weekend. The numbers drawn were 11, 15, 19, 21. There were two match three winners who were Sean & Mary Wynne, Arigna and Martin Burke, Knockvicar. Next draw is Sunday night 12th June for a jackpot of €6,000.

Well done to all from Ardcarne who competed in the Community Games athletics county finals in Ballyleague at the weekend. In total the Ardcarne team brought home 30 medals.

Best wishes to all in the parish who start their leaving and junior certificate examinations on Wednesday.

The club extends it's sympathy to the Flynn family, Cooladye, the Daly family, Clegna and the Fearon family, Keadue on their recent bereavements.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Update 29/5/16

Our Intermediate team performed well at Ardcarne Park against Western Gaels in the Tansey Cup on Saturday. Western Gaels led throughout the game but St. Michaels stole the lead in the last quarter and looked like causing an upset but the Gaels clawed back to earn a victory on a scoreline Western Gaels 0-20 St. Michaels 2-12 . Best wishes to Brendan Simon for a speedy recovery after picking up an injury.
 
Our under 8s were in action in the Go Games blitz hosted by St. Barrys on Saturday. Thanks to all involved and to St. Barrys.
Our under 12s play Tulsk in what is a play off for first place in the division 3 league on Monday 30th May at Ardcarne Park at 7.30pm.


The under 14 boys battled hard in Ballyforan against St. Aidans in the league division 2 semi-final on Saturday evening but sadly came up short losing out 4-14 to 3-10. The Club extends it's gratitude to the Mc Guinness brothers for their sponsorship of a set of Centra jerseys.





Hard luck to the schools teams from the parish who lost out in the Cumann na Bunscoil during the week, Cootehall NS managed by Mr. Conboy and Corrigeenroe NS. managed by Mr. O'Dwyer.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Update 22/5/16

Congratulations to the minor combination team of St. Michael's and St. Ronan's on winning the Division 4 league against St. Aidan's at Kilglass last Saturday. It was a very close contest and went down to the wire finishing on a score of 1-10 to 0-09. Well done to the team and management and best of luck in Division 3 in the championship. Pictures below show joint captains (L to R) Fergal Guihen and Keelan Mc Dermott with the shield. Also below is a picture of the winning team.  




Well done to our under 14 boys who had a good win over Castlerea and the under 12 mixed team on beating St. Croan's in the Spring league. The under 12 girls also recorded a win over Kilglass Gaels on Monday night last but were narrowly beaten by St. Faithleach's on Thursday. The under 14 girls play St. Mary's in round 3 of the league this week.

Our under 10's got to wear their new jerseys which were sponsored by ROS Hire & Drain Services at the Go Games blitz in Kilmore on Sunday. Thanks to the host club for their hospitality and a big thanks to our new sponsor. Picture of team below.




Thanks to Murtagh's Bar, Carrick-on-Shannon for their further sponsorship of our Intermediate team. Picture of sponsorship presentation attached shows our club chairperson Jenny Bruen and assistant treasurer accepting a cheque from Paul Duignan and Rory O Connor of Murtagh's Bar. Our Intermediate team play Western Gaels in the Tansey Cup at Ardcarne Park on Saturday 28th May at 5.30pm.

 
 



The fundraising clothes collection continues and bags may be left at the Complex.


Lotto draw for a jackpot of €5,900 will be held in Beirnes of Battlebridge next Sunday night.


There will be a club meeting this Thursday night at 9pm. All are welcome to attend.


Congratulations to all the children in the parish who made their first Holy Communion last weekend.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Minor League Final

Best of luck to our lads who are involved with the St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor combination team in the divisional 4 league final against St. Aidan's at Kilglass GAA pitch this Saturday at 7pm. Please come out and support or follow live match report on our club twitter @michaels_gaa

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Update 15/5/16

Well done to all our under 8 footballers who gave a good account of themselves at the Go Games blitz in Ballyfarnon recently and thanks to St. Ronan's for their hospitality,

On the field this week our under 14 girls beat Ballinameen on Thursday but lost out to a stronger St. Croan's on Sunday. Best wishes to Tara Earley and Tori Monahan for a speedy recovery from injury. The under 12 girls travel to Ballyleague to take on St. Faithleachs in the championship this Thursday.

Our under 14 boys also travel away to play Castlerea St. Kevin's on Thursday while our under 12 mixed team play St. Croan's at Ardcarne Park on Friday evening. The under 12s had a successful trip to Ballyforan on Friday evening last when a good team performance brought about a win over St. Aidan's.  

The St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor team play St. Aidan's in the division 4 league final at Kilglass on Saturday next at 7pm. Good luck to all involved.
 
Congratulations to clubman Conor Mc Loughlin on his win of €500 in the Club Rossie draw and thanks to all in the club area who bought and sold tickets.

The clothes collection is ongoing and bags can be left at the complex.

Best wishes to all the kids from the parish who will receive their first Holy Communion next weekend.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Update 8/5/16

The club expresses it's gratitude to Joe Simon Hardware, Boyle for his sponsorship of the St. Michael's GAA club Intermediate team. Picture below shows the new set of jerseys being presented by Joe Simon to club chairperson Jenny Bruen. Also in the picture are treasurer Padraig Hunt, team selectors Shane Mc Glynn and Eddie Heslin, team captain Sean Mc Dermott and team members Brendan Simon and Micheál Bruen. 


Both our under 12 teams recorded victories this week. The girls kicked off the week with a win over Kilglass Gaels at Ardcarne Park in their final match of the league. Our under 12 mixed team snatched a coveted away win from St. Faithleachs on Saturday at midday.



Unfortunately that was the end of our winning streak this week with our Joe Simon Hardware sponsored Intermediates losing out to St. Barry's in the first round of the championship at a sunny Ardcarne Park on Sunday. Thanks to the hard work of a number of people the home ground was looking great and proceedings started with the National Anthem performed by the Ardcarne Youth & Childrens choir. Well done and thanks to all who helped prepare the ground, the many stewards and especially the choir who added to the atmosphere.


Having got to the Division 4 league final our under 16 boys felt this was their year but alas St. Brigids had other ideas as they won out showing their strength throughout the pitch at Orchard Park, Elphin on Sunday. Well done to the lads and management and best of luck in the championship.

Training for under 12 girls is on Monday and Thursday at 7pm.

Under 14 girls training is on Monday at 7.30pm and they play Ballinderry away on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Best of luck to the Cootehall NS girls in this weeks Cuman na Bunscoil.

There was no winner of last weeks Club lotto jackpot. There were two match three winners. The next draw is in Clancys, Knockvicar next Sunday for a jackpot of €5,800 with Jenny Bruens team in charge. Sincere thanks to Henrys Bar, Tara Marina, Clancys Bar, The Bogside Inn and Beirnes of Battlebridge for lotto envelope sponsorship.

St. Michael's GAA club clothing can now be bought directly from O'Neills at http://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/st-michaels-gaa.html

Monday, 2 May 2016

Update 1/5/16

St. Michaels play St. Barrys in the first round of the Championship at Ardcarne Park next Sunday 8th May at 2pm. The club expresses it's gratitude to Joe Simon Hardware for sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the Intermediate team.

Also next Sunday 8th May our under 16 boys team play St. Brigids in the Division 4 league final in Elphin at 6pm. Best of luck to the team and management.

The under 14 boys got the better of Ballinameen/Elphin on a scoreline 1-14 to 2-08 in their Division 2 league clash last Thursday.

The under 12 boys travel to Ballyleague this coming weekend to take on St. Faithleach's in the league.

The under 12 girls were narrowly beaten by Boyle last Tuesday in the league. They play round one of the championship against St. Faithleachs next Saturday.  The girls under 14 league starts on May 11th.

Next Saturday will be a big day for our under 8s when they travel to Kilronan Park, Ballyfarnon to take part in the first of the Go Games football blitzes which are organised by the county board. Good luck to all especially the debutants.

Congratulations to Corrigeenore NS and Drumboylan NS on progressing to the next round of the Cumann na Bunscoil.

Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of the Ardcarne Remembers 1913-1923 weekend which proved a huge success.

Roscommon Social Initiative are organising a trip to Collins Barracks and Glasnevin Cemetery on Saturday June 11th. All in cost including lunch is €40. More details  from Sean Mannion @ 086 8388756.

The club extends it's sympathies to the Roche family, Ardcarne on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Update 24/4/16

Our intermediate team were beaten by Creggs away on Sunday.

The St. Michaels/St. Ronans minor team beat Kilbride at Kilronan Park last Friday evening.

The St. Michaels under 14 boys were beaten by Kilmore/Shannon Gaels in their division 2 league game in Kilmore on Thursday. They are due to play Elphin this Thursday at Ardcarne Park at 7pm.

Training for under 6 and under 8 kids continues every Friday from 7 to 8pm. Text 086 2397999 for more details.

The under 16 girls team lost out in a nail biting finish in the Division 3b final against Kilglass Gaels at Kilronan Park on Sunday. The panel was Meadbh Duignan, Cara Clancy, Noelle Martin, Emer Dowd, Clodagh Sheerin, Aisling Bruen, Sarah Smith, Edel Gallagher, Ciara Mc Hugh, Sharon Burke, Anna Corcoran, Miryam Daly, Rosie Coppieters, Katie Corcoran, Tara Earley, Roisin Henry, Leanne Hennessy, Saoirse Rown, Aoibhe Gaffney, Laura Moran, Aoife Guckian, Niamh Clancy, Chloe Cooney, Tori Monahan, Emma Benson. Team Management: Jenny Bruen, Eddie Heslin, Tommy Daly. 

The Under 12 girls were beaten by Elphin/Kilmore at Ardcarne Park on Thursday.

The club lotto jackpot was not won last week, numbers drawn were 5, 14, 18 & 20. Five €20 winners were Frankie Mc Kiernan, Tina Connolly, K. Oates/F. Simon, Brian & Fiona Reynolds, Shane Morahan. The nest draw will be in Tara Marina on 1st May with Ann Cox's team in control.

The club are holding a clothes collection and bags can be left at the Complex.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Update 17/4/16

The St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor team had two games last week. On Tuesday evening they got the better of St. Aidans in Ballyfarnon but lost out to Clann na Gael on Friday evening in Johnstown.

The under 14 boys lost at home to St. Aidans on Thursday last and next they will play Kilmore/Shannon Gaels in the division 2 league on Thursday in Kilmore.

Well done to our mixed under 12 team on a gutsy performance which yielded a win over Michael Glaveys at Ardcarne Park on Saturday evening. Their next game will be against Tulsk.

The under 12 girls had a good win in Ballinameen last Thursday on a scoreline of 4-02 to 0-03. Their next game is at home to Shannon Gaels on Monday evening 18th April and on Wednesday evening they are away to Kilmore/Elphin.

The under 16 girls play Kilglass Gaels in the 3(B) Pat Mc Donagh Interiors, Castlerea final on Sunday the 24th April in Ballyfarnon. Please come out and support the girls.

There will be a club meeting on this Wednesday 20th April at 9.00pm. All club members are welcome to attend.

The club are running a clothes collection over the next month. Bags of clothes can be left at the Complex.

The AGM of Ardcarne Park Development will be held in the Complex this Thursday evening at 9.00pm. All are welcome to attend and new officers are required.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Update 10/4/16

There was no jackpot winner of the club lotto last week. Congratulations to Tara Mc Tiernan and Brian & Fiona Reynolds who matched three numbers each and win €50. The numbers drawn were 15,19,22 and 25. Jackpot now stands at €5,600 and the next draw is on Sunday 17th April in Henry's bar with Nuala O'Hara's team in charge.

The under 16 girls lost out to Roscommon Gaels by 2-03 to 0-06 at Ardcarne Park.

Training for under 6 and 8s continues on Friday evenings from 7 to 8pm.

The under 14 boys play their third league game at home on Thursday at 7pm against St. Aidans.

The under 12 boys play their first league game at home on Saturday at 6pm against Michael Glaveys.

Best wishes to all making their Confirmation in Drumboylan on Wednesday this week.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Update 3/4/16

The under 12 boys team have their first game of the Spring league away to St. Aidans this Saturday at 12noon.

Our under 14 boys continued their winning ways with an away victory against Oran on Thursday.

Our under 16 boys had two successful outings during the week which sees them through the division 4 final. On Tuesday evening they beat Western Gaels at Ardcarne Park and on Saturday managed to get the better of St. Croans at Enfield.

The St. Michaels/St. Ronans combined minor team got off to a good start when they beat Kilglass/Barrys in Tarmonbarry on Bank holiday Monday. Well done to all.

A good night out was enjoyed by all who attended the club social night recently in Tara Marina. Chairperson Jenny Bruen in her speech paid tribute to the trojan work being carried out throughout the club by so many people and then announced minor secretary Michael Henry as Clubman of the Year. The Parish Person of the Year award was presented to Aileen Daly in acknowledgement of her work and involvement in a multitude of organisations and committees at parish and county level. Congratulations to Michael and Aileen.

The Annual General Meeting of Ardcarne Park Development Committee will be held at the Complex on April 21st at 9pm. Sitting officers have now served their term and nominations for the positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer may be submitted to Michael Regan, secretary on or before 18th April.

Ardcarne Centenary Commemoration Committee would like to remind everyone of their very important weekend event, Ardcarne Remembers 1913-1923, to be held on  Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. Friday and Sunday's events are open to all but admission on Saturday is by ticket only. Tickets for Saturday's talks (€5 for the morning and €5 for the afternoon session) will be available from Martina (086 1088815) and Helen (086 3611611).

Best wishes to Brian Reynolds and Deirdre King who are to be married this Thursday.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Update 28/3/16

Our under 14 boys had a good win over St. Dominics in the Division 2 league on Good Friday at Ardcarne Park. Their next game is away to Oran on Thursday 31st March at 6.45pm.

Our under 16 boys have two games this week, on Tuesday evening at 6.45pm they play Western Gaels at Ardcarne Park and on Saturday they play away to St. Croans at 12noon.

The St. Michaels/St. Ronans combined minor team got off to a good start when they beat Kilglass/Barrys in Tarmonbarry on Bank holiday Monday. Well done to all.

Our under 16 girls play away to Strokestown this Tuesday and training for the under 1 girls starts on Monday 4th April at 6.30pm.



A good night out was enjoyed by all who attended the club social night in Tara Marina on Sunday night. Thanks to the organisers, our hosts and musician, to our prize sponsors and thanks to all who attended. Chairperson Jenny Bruen in her speech paid tribute to the trojan work being carried out throughout the club by so many people and then announced minor secretary Michael Henry as Clubman of the Year. The Parish Person of the Year award was presented to Aileen Daly in acknowledgement of her work and involvement in a multitude of organisations and committees at parish and county level. Congratulations to Michael and Aileen.

The club lotto jackpot was not won on 20th March. Congratulations to Marie Mc Kiernan who matched three numbers and wins €100. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 13 and 18. Next draw will be in the Bogside Inn on April 3rd with Padraig Hunt's team in charge

Monday, 21 March 2016

Update 20/03/16


A strong finish from our intermediate team wasn't enough to secure victory as they lost out to St. Aidans at Ballyforan on Sunday on a scoreline 2-08 to 2-06.

Our under 16 boys had a more favourable outcome when they beat St. Brigids in Kiltoom, 2-10 to 3-04. Thanks to all parents and supporters who travelled to support the lads.

The under 14 boys start their division 2 league with a home game to St. Dominics on Good Friday at 5pm.

Training for the under 12 girls recommences on Monday 4th of April at 6.30pm.

The under 16 girls have a challenge match against Shannon Gaels in Croghan this Wednesday evening.

St. Michaels GAA club social night out is on next Sunday, 27th March from 9.30pm in Tara Marina, Knockvicar. There will be music and finger food on the night and entry on the door is €10. All are welcome.