Sunday, 19 March 2017

Update 19/3/17


Junior: The junior team (pictured above) were beaten by St. Faithleach's in the division 5 league at Ardcarne Park on Friday last. Final score 2-07 to 1-04

Under 16: St Michaels u16 boys played their third game in the Division 2 league away to Oran on Sunday morning last. Despite the difficult conditions as a result of the heavy overnight rain,this was a good game of football, with our lads going in 5pts down at the break. On resumption of the second half, St Michaels scored 2 goals and were very unlucky with a number of other scoring chances. The home side remained ahead on the scoreboard, winning by 3pts in the end. Hard luck to the team and management after a great effort.

Under 16 Girls: The under 16 girls were in hard luck in Mulhern park on Sunday when they were beaten by . They play Michael Glaveys at home in round 4 on Sunday next at 4pm.

Under 13: The under 13  girls travelled to Kiltubrid on Wednesday evening where they had an enjoyable challenge match with the hosts. Thanks to all who travelled.

Scór: Good luck to Aisling Clarke who will represent County Roscommon in the Recitation in the connacht final of Scór Sinsir on 25th March in Tubbercurry.

Lotto: There was no jackpot winner of the club lotto which took place in Beirnes of Battlebridge at the weekend. Niall Daly and Molly Fryer came close by matching three numbers each. The jackpot is now €8,000 and the next draw will be on April 2nd.

Parade: Well done to those who represented the club in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Cootehall and Boyle. Pictures below:



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Update 12/3/17

Intermediate: Our Intermediate team secured their first points in this years Tansey Cup when they beat St. Ronan's on Sunday at Ardcarne Park.

Junior: The junior team take to the field next Friday when they play St. Faithleach's in the division 5 league at 12 noon in Ardcarne Park. 

Under 16: Our under 16 boys played their second game in the league against Ballinameen/Elphin on Sunday. In what was a competitive and entertaining game, St. Michael's went in five points down at half time. However, the lads fought back brilliantly to go three points up but in the end it was a point in the last minute that clinched it for the visitors. Ballinameen/Elphin 2-09 St. Michael's 2-08. Their next game is away to Oran next Sunday with throw in at 11am.

Under 16 girls: Our under 16 girls were narrowly beaten by St. Ciaran's on Sunday at Kilronan Park. Next game is at home on St. Patrick's Day against Oran at 11am.

Scór: Congratulations to Aisling Clarke on coming first in the recitation at the Scór Sinsir county finals at the weekend. Best wishes go to Aisling for the Connacht final in Tubbercurry on March 25th.
Lotto: The next club lotto draw for a jackpot of €7,900 takes place on 19th March in Beirne's of Battlebridge with Frankie Mc Kiernan's team on duty.

Membership: Club membership for the year is due and the club are extending the special offer of one year's membership to the club lotto for €40 when purchased with your annual club registration fee at the registration evening on Wednesday 15th March from 8-9.00pm in the complex..

Sympathy: The club extends sympathy to the Daly family, Cootehall on their recent bereavement and also to the family and relations of the late Sheila Walsh (nee White), Cahir, Tipperary and formerly of Derreenine, Knockvicar.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Update 5/3/17

Congratulations: The pride of the club this week goes to Diarmuid Regan  who received his Ted Webb shield winners medal and Fr. Manning Cup winners medal from Liam Mc Hale and Kevin Mc Stay at the county board underage medal presentation in the Abbey hotel on Saturday night. The Ted Webb shield and Fr. Manning cup were won by Roscommon under 16s in 2016 under the management of Stephen Sheeran. Well done to all involved.

Membership: There will be a registration and membership evening at the Complex this  Friday 10th March from 6.30 to 8.00pm. Membership for 2017 is as follows: Family €70; Adult €50; Student €30. Annual lotto membership can be purchased at a reduced fee of €40 if bought on the night. All players from underage to senior must be paid up members before they can be allowed to play for the club.

Intermediate: St. Michael's play neighbours St. Ronan's in the second round of the Tansey Cup at Ardcarne Park next Sunday 12th March at 2.00pm.

Junior: The junior team play St. Faithleach's in the division 5 league at Ardcarne Park on St. Patrick's Day at 12pm.

Minor: Last Sunday's minor game against Michael Glavey's fell victim to the recent spate of bad weather and will be played at a later date.

Under 16: Our under 16 boys play Ballinameen/Elphin in the division 2 league next Sunday at Ardcarne Park at 11am.

Ladies GAA: Following the postponement of their first game the under 16 girls play St. Ciaran's next Sunday at Ardcarne Park at 4.30pm.

Lotto: There was no winner of the club lotto draw which was held on 5th March. Numbers drawn were 1,20, 23, 24. Winners of the envelope draw for €20 each were David Nugent, Rooskey, Jim Harte, Knockvicar, John Sharkey, Cootehall, Thomas Morahan, Cootehall and David Noone, Corrigeenroe. The jackpot is now €7,900 and the next  draw will be held on 19th March. Remember, you have to be in it to win it!

Schools: Well done to Roisin Henry who was part of the Carrick-on-Shannon Community School team which won the Connacht under 14 schools title on Tuesday.

Basketball:  Best of luck to Ardcarne under 11 mixed and under 13 boys basketball teams in the county finals next Saturday.

Sympathy: The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Mary Mc Quaid, Boyle. May she rest in peace.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Update 26/2/17

Junior: The Junior match against St. Aidan's was cancelled due to the pitch in Ballyforan been unplayable on Sunday last.

Minor: St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor team play Michael Glavey's in Ballinlough next Sunday in the division 4 league.

Under 12: Training for under 12 boys and girls starts this Thursday from 7.00 to 8.00pm.

Under 16: The under 16 girls play their first match at Ardcarne Park next Sunday at 4.00pm.

Membership: There will be a registration and membership evening at the Complex this Friday 3rd March from 6.30 to 8.30pm and again on Friday 10th March from 6.30 to 8.00pm. Membership for 2017 is as follows: Family €70; Adult €50; Student €30. Annual lotto membership can be purchased at a reduced fee of €40 if bought on the night.  

Jackpot: Lotto jackpot now stands at €7,800 and the next draw will be held in Clancy's, Knockvicar on Sunday night 5th March.

Cookery Demonstration: Cookery Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire in Kilronan Castle on 1st March, 2017 for Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and St. Michaels and St. Patricks National School Cootehall. Tickets €20 and include Complimentary Wine & Canapes.  Tickets can be purchased from Jennys Corner Shop Cootehall, Knockvicar Post Office, Ardcarne Playschool or Kilronan Castle 071-9618000

Congratulations: Well done to the Ardcarne Community Games under 12 draughts team who won the county final last Saturday. Well done also to the under 10 and under 14 teams who competed. Well done to the club players who competed in the Connacht Indoor athletics finals on Sunday last.

Sympathy: St. Michaels GAA club extends sympathy to Cora Regan and family, Bridgecartron on their recent bereavement and also to the family of the late Philomena Mc Gowan, Boyle and formerly of Crossna.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Update 19/2/17

Tansey Cup: In their first outing of 2017 the Intermediate team suffered a 3 point defeat to St. Aidan's at Ardcarne Park last Sunday. The teams were level at half time but a stronger finish by the visitors got them over the line on a scoreline 2-06 to 1-12.  

Junior : Our junior team will play St. Aidan's in their first game of the Division 5 league in Ballyforan nest Sunday 26th February at 2pm.

Under 16: Our U16 boys made the long trip to Padraig Pearses in the Division 2 league on Sunday morning last. The first half was a competitive one where the scoreline at half time was Padraig Pearses 1-7 St Michaels 0-5. Padraig Pearses scored two quick goals on the resumption and while our lads tried hard and got some good scores, the home side took the two points.

Scór: The Roscommon Scór Sinsir Co Final  is scheduled to take place in Kilbride Community Centre on Sat, 11th March please contact any officer if you are interested in taking part.

Ladies GAA: Reminder Grab your whistle go games in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon on Saturday 25th February.  Registration 9.45am. Course is maximum 3.5 hours duration.
Participants must be 15 years and over.  On completion of the Course the referee will be qualified to referee up to under 12 go games.  No fee.  Please let us know if you are interested in it. 


Cookery Demonstration: Cookery Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire in Kilronan Castle on 1st March, 2017 for Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and St. Michaels and St. Patricks National School Cootehall. Tickets €20 and include Complimentary Wine & Canapes.  Tickets can be purchased from Jennys Corner Shop Cootehall, Knockvicar Post Office, Ardcarne Playschool or Kilronan Castle 071-9618000

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cookery Demonstration

Cookery Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire in Kilronan Castle on 1st March, 2017 for Ardcarne Community Childcare Services and St. Michaels and St. Patricks National School Cootehall. Tickets €20 and include Complimentary Wine & Canapes.  Tickets can be purchased from Jennys Corner Shop Cootehall, Knockvicar Post Office, Ardcarne Playschool or Kilronan Castle 071-9618000

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Update 12/2/17

Intermediate : The Intermediate team start their 2017 Tansey Cup campaign with a home game against St. Aidan's next Sunday at 2pm.

Minor: The St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor team gave a good performance only to lose out to Éire Óg by two points at a cold and breezy Ardcarne Park on Sunday. Training continues during the week.

Under 16 boys: St. Michaels play their first division 2 league game of 2017 away to Padraig Pearses on Sunday morning next at 11am. Best of luck to the team and management.

Meeting: There will be a club meeting on Wednesday night 15th February at 9.15pm. All club members are welcome to attend.

Congratulations: Well done to the members of Crossna Dramatic Society on their wonderful performance of 'All the Kings horses' last weekend.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Update 5/2/17

Congratulations: Congratulations to the various winners of the Roscommon Herald Sports awards which were presented at a function in the Abbey Hotel on Friday night. A special mention goes to St. Michael's Intermediate team manager Stephen Sheeran who received his award for managing the Roscommon county under 16 boys to victory in the Fr. Manning Cup last October.

Minor: Best of luck to the St. Michael's/St. Ronan's minor combination team as they take on Éire Óg in their first league game on Sunday next.

Club Lotto Draw: There was no jackpot winner of the draw which was held on Sunday 5th February. Five winners of €20 each were Martin Conlon, Maurice Gannon, Kevin Gilboy, Jason Roddy, Mick Foley. Numbers drawn were 4, 16, 24, 28. The next draw will be held in Tara Marina on 19/2/17 for a jackpot of €7,700.

Sympathy: The club extends sympathy to the Morahan family, Rockingham and Ardcarne on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Update 29/1/17

Cash for Clobber: The current clothes collection will come to an end this week, bags of unwanted clothes or footwear can be left at the complex. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Membership: Club membership for 2017 is now due and the club intends to hold registration evenings in the next few weeks, more information on this soon.

Walk/Run: Catherine Flynn is organising a 5km/10km walk/run on Sunday 5th February at 1pm. Proceeds are in aid of Ndola Central hospital in Zambia where Catherine will be volunteering during the summer. The walk/run will start at Ardcarne Park Community Complex and registration will be from 12noon. Entry is €10 per person or €20 per family and refreshments will be served afterwards.  

Club Lotto Draw: There was no jackpot winner of the draw held in the Bogside Inn on 22/1/17. Lucky dip winners were: John Gilboy, Margaret Cox, Michael Moran, Aidan Malone, John King. Next draw for a jackpot of €7,600 on February 5th in Clancy's Pub, Knockvicar.

Sympathy: The club extends it's sympathy to the O'Hara family of Cloongrehan on the passing of Pauline O'Hara, may she rest in peace.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Update 22/1/17

Team Managements: Best wishes to our new Intermediate team manager Stephen Sheeran and his selectors for the coming season. Best of luck also to the underage management teams for the coming year who were ratified at last weeks club meeting. 

Cash for Clobber: The current clothes collection will come to an end next week, bags of unwanted clothes or footwear can be left at the complex. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Membership: Club membership for 2017 is now due and the club intends to hold registration evenings in the next few weeks, more information on this next week.

Walk/Run: Catherine Flynn is organising a 5km/10km walk/run on Sunday 5th February at 1pm. Proceeds are in aid of Ndola Central hospital in Zambia where Catherine will be volunteering during the summer. The walk/run will start at Ardcarne Park and registration will be from 12noon. Entry is €10 per person or €20 per family and refreshments will be served afterwards.  

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Update

Congratulations: Well done to Amy Tiernan on her selection to the county under 14 panel.

Collection: There will be a church gate collection at all masses this weekend in aid of Roscommon county ladies football.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Update 15/1/17

Meeting: There will be a club meeting on Thursday night 19th January at 9.15pm in the Complex. All club members are welcome to attend.

Congratulations: Well done to Clodagh Sheerin on her selection to the ladies county under 16 panel.

Wishes: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to clubman, Brian Lee.

Lotto: There was no jackpot or match 3 winner of the club lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 17, 23. Lucky dip winners were Martin Conlon, Laureen O'Dowd, A. O'Hara & D. Hynes, Phil Cunningham, Seamus Mc Donagh. The next draw will be held in the Bogside Inn on 22/1/17 with Padraig Hunt's team in charge.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Update 8/1/17

Underage: There will be an open meeting on Tuesday night 10th January at 9pm in the Complex to discuss and plan for our underage teams for 2017. All are welcome and encouraged to come along.

Ladies: Annual church gate collection in aid of Roscommon Ladies GAA will take place on 21/22 January. Upcoming courses in ladies football are January 16th: Grab your whistle - level 2. January 22nd: Fundamentals course in Ballymoe for anyone involved with coaching. February 6th: Club mentor workshop in Ballymoe. February 11/12: Grab your whistle - level 1 in Hannon's Hotel.

Clothes Collection: The deadline for our clothes collection is the end of January. Bags of unwanted clothing and footwear may be left at the Complex.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Update 2/1/17

Happy New Year everyone !

Strength and conditioning training for under 16 and under 18 boys will commence with assessments of each individual on Thursday evening 5th January at 8pm in the Complex.

There will be a Minor Committee meeting held during week commencing 9th January to put in place underage team managements for the coming year.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Update 18/12/16

Once again thanks to all who supported our holiday and fuel draw which proved a great success. Congratulations to Jason Glynn from Glenamaddy on winning the trailer load of timber and he is pictured below receiving his prize.


L to R Padraig Hunt, Geraldine McMorrow, Joe Tansey (Greenbelt Sponsor), Conor McLoughlin, Jason Glynn, Nuala O'Hara,Brian Lee, Oliver McKeon. Picture below shows Brian Lee and Padraig Hunt preparing the trailer of timber for it's 'voyage to Glenamaddy'. 


For the last minute Christmas shoppers, why not but a yearly entry into the St. Michael's Lotto draw for your loved one. Entry into 26 draws for €50. The current jackpot is €7,300. Contact Nuala on 086 3974566.

Congratulations to Diarmuid and Sarah Cox (Dubai) on the birth of baby Ruby. Congratulations also to the proud grandparents, Dermot and Ann.

St. Michael's GAA club executive wish to thank all it's members, supporters and their families for their support throughout 2016, the year in which we celebrated our 75 year anniversary. We wish all an enjoyable Christmas and the best of health and happiness for 2017.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Update 11/12/16

The Holiday & Fuel Draw was held in Tara Marina on Saturday night last. Thanks to all who sold and bought tickets and a big thanks to our sponsors. The winners were:

1st Prize –Four Berth Luxury Shannon Cruise sponsored by Carrickcraft
Winner Aaron Mc Dermott c/o John Mc Dermott, Elphin
Winning ticket sold by Jeannette Morahan
 
2nd Prize –Bumper Tractor Trailer of Firewood sponsored by Joe Tansey Greenbelt
Winner Jason Glynn Patch, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway
Winning ticket sold by Vernon Keavney

3rd Prize –128 Bales of Peat Briquettes sponsored by Bord Na Mona c/o Hunters Coal Sligo
Winner Edwin Corrigan, Co. Carlow
Winning ticket sold by Michael King

4th Prize –500 Litres Home Heating Oil sponsored by Stewarts Oil, Boyle
Winner Christy Lohan, Four Mile House
Winning ticket sold by Jim Donnellan

5th Prize –Large Tractor Trailer Load of Turf sponsored by Pat McGuiness
Winner Jim and Bernie Reynolds, Ardcarne
Winning ticket sold by Jim and Bernie Reynolds

6th Prize –500 kgs Arigna Coal sponsored by Arigna Fuels
Winner Ewan Mc Loughlin, Kilkenny
Winning ticket sold by Conor McLoughlin

7th Prize –Load of Turf sponsored by
Winner Shauna Murtagh, Greenrushes, Carrick on Shannon
Winning ticket sold by Cryans Hotel, Carrick on Shannon

8th Prize –Boiler Service sponsored by Shane Malone
Winner Sinead McGarry, Tibohine, Ballaghaderreen
Winning ticket sold by Mary Kearns

9th Prize –1 Tonne bag of Kindlers sponsored by Matthew Gargan Firewood, Ballinamore
Winner Marie Shivnan, Ballyfarnon
Winning ticket sold by Shivnans Pub
 
10th Prize –€60 Cash  sponsored by DPS Print Carrick on Shannon
Winner Noel Finan, Corrigeenroe
Winning ticket sold by Clancy’s Bar

Well done to our under 14 boys who finished up 2016 by winning the Darren Mc Glynn Cup on Saturday last. They defeated Kilglass/Barrys on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-08. Sincere thanks to Kilglass GAA club for providing refreshments after the final, to the Mc Glynn family and to the Northern Board for organising this competition. Thanks to each member of the under 14 panel for their hard work and commitment throughout 2016 and also to their parents for their ongoing support. Attached picture shows the winning team with team management.



There was no jackpot winner of the Club lotto last week and no match three winner either. The numbers drawn were 7, 19, 24, 26. The following were lucky dip winners, Michael Mullaney, Eileen Carty, Arigna, Martin Burke, Jack Regan & Roisin King. The next draw will be held in Clancys Bar on 18th December with Jenny Bruen's team in charge.


The club extends sympathy to the Hanly family, Bridgecartron on their recent bereavement.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Update 4/12/16

Last chance this week to buy a ticket for the Holiday & Fuel Draw which takes place in Tara Marina, Knockvicar on Saturday night next. Buy online by selecting the link on our blog @ http://stmichaelsgaa.blogspot.ie, through our facebook page or from any club officer or any of the many parents and club members who are selling lines. All sellers are asked to return their cards (even if unsold) before the weekend.  

The last club meeting of this calendar year will be held on Thursday 15th December at 8.00pm.

The club extends it's condolences to the Lowe family, Carrick-on-Shannon and to the Mc Dermott and Fitzpatrick families, Knockvicar on their recent bereavements.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Update 27/11/16



The momentum is gathering as the 10th December grows closer for the St. Michaels GAA Club Holiday & Fuel Draw. Entry to the draw is now available online by clicking on the link on our blog: www.stmichaelsgaa.blogspot.com or by finding us on facebook, search 'st michaels gaa'. Photograph above shows Andrew Mc Bride and Colin Bulloch from Carrick Craft Luxury Cruisers who have sponsored first prize of a week long Shannon cruise. Also included are club members Anthony Dowd, Brian Lee, Mary Kearns and Padraig Hunt. 

In her address at a well attended AGM on Sunday, chairperson Jenny Bruen acknowledged the trojan work being carried out by so many people in so many ways which collectively makes our Club one to be proud of and one that has a positive future. The sitting officers were re-elected with a couple of exceptions, Padriag Harte takes over the vice-chair position from Eddie Heslin while Conor Mc Loughlin was elected to replace Padraig Hunt as treasurer. 

There was no club lotto jackpot winner from the draw held in Henry's on 20th November. The numbers drawn were, 3, 5, 7, 26.Congratulations to Hugh Gillespie on matching three numbers. The next draw will be held in Tara Marina on 4th December for a jackpot of €7,200 with Ann Cox's team in charge of ticket sales. Yearly lotto membership for €50 would make a lovely Christmas present and can be purchased by ringing Nuala on 0863974566. Or why not consider some of the following by contacting Jenny @ 087 6811655: St. Michaels 75 year Anniversary Book (just a few left) or St. Michael's jerseys and clothing which are available direct from www.oneills.com.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Update 20/11/16

The annual general meeting of St. Michael's GAA club will be held next Sunday 27th November at 5.00pm. All club members are welcome to attend. New members are also welcome.

The St. Michaels GAA Club Holiday & Fuel Draw is now in full swing and prizes can be won for as little as €2. Entry to the draw is now available online by clicking on the link on our blog: www.stmichaelsgaa.blogspot.com or by finding us on facebook, search 'st michaels gaa'. There will be a Holiday & Fuel draw meeting each Monday from 8 - 9pm for the next few weeks. Anyone willing to get involved is welcome.

Are you starting to think of Christmas presents already? Why not consider some of the following which are available from St. Michael's GAA, contact Jenny @ 087 6811655: St. Michaels 75 year Anniversary Book (just a few left), Annual lotto membership, or St. Michael's jerseys and clothing which are available direct from www.oneills.com.

Well done to our club competitors in Scór Na nÓg last Saturday, Niamh Reynolds who performed well in the solo singing and to our ballad group of Amy Tiernan, Aoife Guckian, Cathal Guckian, Ellen Oates and Aine Harte.

Congratulations to our club player Anna Corcoran who qualified for the National Cross-country with an excellent ninth place in the under 17 girls race at the Connacht finals to qualify for the national finals in Dundalk later this year.

The club extends sympathy to the Flynn family Cootehall and also to Patricia Fahy, Cootehall on their recent bereavements.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Update 13/11/16

There was no jackpot winner of the club lotto draw which was held on 6th November. Drawn numbers were : 1. 5, 6 & 13. There was one match 3 winner, Erdan, Kyle & Alex Griffin, Cootehall. The next draw will be held in Henry's, Cootehall on Sunday 20th November for a jackpot of €7,100.

The St. Michaels GAA Club Holiday & Fuel Draw is now in full swing and prizes can be won for as little as €2. Entry to the draw is now available online by clicking on the link on our blog: www.stmichaelsgaa.blogspot.com or by finding us on facebook, search 'st michaels gaa'. There will be a Holiday & Fuel draw meeting each Monday from 8 - 9pm for the next few weeks. Anyone willing to get involved is welcome.

Are you starting to think of Christmas presents already? Why not consider some of the following which are available from St. Michael's GAA, contact Jenny @ 087 6811655: St. Michaels 75 year Anniversary Book (just a few left), Annual lotto membership, or St. Michael's jerseys and clothing which are available direct from www.oneills.com.

Club Rossie are holding a black tie event in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Saturday night 26th of November at 8pm in the Hodson Bay Hotel to announce the naming of our new Centre of Excellence after the great Roscommon player and ambassador Dermot Earley.This is a very historic event and we need to celebrate it accordingly making it a night to remember. If you would like to attend please contact Jenny for more details.
 
The club extends sympathy to the Stanley family, Cleen and the Mc Loughlin family, Ardconry on their recent bereavements.

Enter Holiday and Fuel Draw HERE https://www.myclubfinances.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=784&intMF_ID=2403#topp

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Update 6/11/16

First mention this week is that of congratulations to the Roscommon under 16 team and management led by St. Ronan's man Stephen Sheeran, on an impressive performance in winning the Fr. Manning Cup at Pearse Park, Longford by beating Kildare on Saturday. The club is especially proud to have Diarmuid Regan on the winning panel.



Picture above shows some of the prizes which can be won for as little as €2 in the St. Michaels GAA Club Holiday & Fuel Draw. L to R: Jenny Bruen, (chairperson St. Michael's), Paddy Farrell, (Stewarts Oil sponsor), Padraig Hunt, (treasurer), Brian Lee, (Draw Co-ordinator), Geraldine McMorrow, Joe Tansey, (Green Belt sponsor), Nuala O'Hara.  There will be a Holiday & Fuel draw meeting each Monday from 8 - 9pm for the next few weeks. Anyone willing to get involved is welcome.

Are you starting to think of Christmas presents already? Why not consider some of the following which are available from St. Michael's GAA, contact Jenny @ 087 6811655: St. Michaels 75 year Anniversary Book (just a few left), Annual lotto membership, or St. Michael's jerseys and clothing which are available direct from www.oneills.com.

Congratulations to Mark Mc Cabe and his father Jim Mc Cabe, (formerly Derrynasoo) on winning the Meath county football championship with their club Simonstown. Jim was  part of the backroom team. They beat Kells in the semi-final with whom Seamus Mattimoe's son was playing (formerly Rockingham). 

Our under 13 boys played their division 1 Féile semi-final against St. Brigid's on Sunday last in Kilbride. With a strong gale at their backs in the first half, St. Brigids built up a significant lead by half time. However, the Michael's lads never gave up and with some good link play, they got some good scores in the second half and ended up losing on a scoreline of 2-05 to 7-09. The future is bright for this young team.

Our under 14s are due to play Castlerea in the Garda Cup on Saturday next in Ardcarne Park.

There will be a Minor Committee meeting on Thursday at 8.30pm.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Update 30/10/16


Tickets for the Monster Fuel and Holiday draw are now being circulated to club members and are available for purchase. Once again we are deeply grateful to our sponsors who have remained loyal to us and which allows us offer great prizes for as little as €2 per line. Prizes include firewood, a boat holiday on the Shannon, heating oil, coal, briquettes and more. Below picture displays the prizes on offer and the draw will take place in Tara Marina on 10th December.    
 

Well done to all our young members who competed in Scór na bPáistí last week. We had two ballad groups, Amy Tiernan, Neil Fahy, Chloe McGuinness, Hannah Keaveney & Cathal Guckian came 3rd. The other group was Ellen Oates,Niamh Reynolds, Aoibhe Morahan, Ellen Daly & Tomás Gilboy. Chloe McGuinness came 1st in the solo singing and Ellen Oates came 3rd. Ellen Daly also gave a great performance in the recitation and the music group of Niamh Reynolds and Cathal Guckian came 2nd. Many thanks to mentor Anne Marie Harte and to Fiona Reynolds who assisted. Picture of the performers below.
 

The St. Michaels GAA Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 27th November at 2pm.

The club extends sympathy to the Regan family, Derrynadooey and the family of the late Frank Dennehy, President of Roscommon County Board.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

75 year Celebration Night

Below are some pictures from our 75 year celebration night which was held recently in the Complex. Thanks to Marie Cooney for the photos.













Sunday, 23 October 2016

Update 23/10/16

Good luck to all who are going to take part in Scór na bPáistí on Friday 28th in Elphin. We will have competitors in the ballad group, music group and solo singing.

Our 75th Anniversary book is on sale for €12 locally or by contacting Jenny @ 0876811655.

Preparations are at an advanced stage for this years Monster Fuel & Holiday Draw and tickets will be on sale very soon.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Update 16/10/16

Well done to the three clubs who took part in the St. Michaels under 16 ladies tournament on Saturday at Ardcarne Park. The final between St. Michaels and Allen Gaels ended in a draw and now goes to a replay.

Good luck to all who are going to take part in Scór na bPáistí on the 22nd in Lecarrow and the 28th in Elphin. We will have competitors in the ballad group, music group and solo singing.

The under 6s/8s and 10s brought their season to a close with a good training session on Sunday. Well done to all players and parents throughout the year, the future for St. Michaels is bright. Thanks to all who provided and served the refreshments on Sunday.

There was no winner of the club lotto which was held on Sunday last. Congratulations to Niall & John Flynn who both matched 3 numbers. The numbers drawn were 2,11,15 and 29. The jackpot is now €6,900 and the next draw will be on Sunday night in Beirnes of Battlebridge. 

Our 75th Anniversary book is on sale for €12 locally or by contacting Jenny @ 0876811655.

There will be a club meeting on Monday 17th at 9pm. All club members are welcome to attend.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Update 9/10/16

St Michaels ladies hosted the first ever St Michaels under 12 mini tournament on Saturday 8th in Ardcarne Park. Thanks to visiting teams Ballinameen,  Kiltubrid and Allen gaels.   Allen gaels were the shield winners on the day and St Michaels under 12 girls were runners up. Thanks to all parents who helped out on the day and special thanks to Stephen McGuninnes for sponsoring the shield,  to Joan Tiernan, Clare Noone and Thomas Morahan for coordinating the competition, Mary Kearns, Hillary McCawley and Claire Keavaney for the catering on the day. Special thanks to our referees, Eddie Heslin and Patrick Mc Tiernan. We hope to make this an annual event. Picture shows the winning team from Allen Gaels.
 

 Under 16 girls mini tournament on Saturday the 15th in Ardcarne park
  
Our under 12s had a very enjoyable day out in Clonguish on Saturday in the Shane Brennan Cup tournament bowing out to Gortletteragh in the semi-final. Thanks to all the parents who travelled and a special thanks to Clonguish GAA club for the invitation. The under 12s play Tulsk in the Keenan Cup on Monday evening at 7pm under lights in Kilbride.

Our under 14 boys play Western Gaels in the Garda Cup next Sunday morning in Frenchpark.

There will be a Club meeting on Wednesday night at 9.00pm, all club members are welcome to attend.

The Club extends sympathy to the Daly family, Cootehall, to the Martin families, Cootehall and Crossna, to the Hennessy family, Keadue on their recent bereavements.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Update 2/10/16

As Club Chairperson, Jenny Bruen wishes to thank all who helped make our 75th anniversary celebrations a successful, historic and memorable weekend. The celebrations kicked off with a social function at Ardcarne Park Complex on Saturday night. Our book, 'St. Michael's GAA Club - A Glance at Our Past' was launched and can now be purchased in Henry's, Cootehall or from Jenny Bruen or Nuala O'Hara for €12. On Sunday we had a very successful fun and skills day for our underage players followed by the unveiling of a special plaque in memory of the late Jim Henry and the late Mícheál Bruen whose vision and commitment has helped lead the club to where it is today . The Club dressing rooms were then officially opened by Roscommon GAA county secretary, Brian Carroll followed by a tree planting ceremony by Mícheál Shivnan. Pictures below.

Our under 10s were beaten in the semi-final of the Kevin Hanly Cup by the eventual winners, Shannon Gaels. Once again the club wishes to thank Kilglass Gaels for their wonderful hospitality.

St. Michaels GAA ladies are hosting an under 12 ladies tournament on Saturday 8th October at Ardcarne Park. This end of season competition will see teams from St. Michaels, Ballinameen, Allen Gaels and Kiltubrid compete. First throw in is at 11am.





















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.