The Club congratulates Deirdre McCormack, Mount Temple, c/o Dept. of Education. Seller: Noel Joyce who won €1,115 in the Club’s weekly draw on Saturday 9th April. 50/50 draw next week, Saturday 16th April will be in Murrays, Knockcroghery. You can sign up for the next 52 weeks (Cost €100) or 26 weeks (Cost €50) at any time, please contact 087 3552383 for details and online Club website at Envelopes, for entry into each individual draw on each Saturday, are also available in the Shops/Post Office and Bars in the locality, as well as from John Corcoran’s Menswear and Roscommon Leisure Zone in Roscommon – only €2 per draw. Team 3 – Tomás Gilleran on selling duty. Many thanks for your support.

Membership: St. Dominic’s registration for membership is due. Membership rates are the same as in 2015. Full details on website.

Senior Football: Committee Meeting on Tuesday Night April 12th at 9pm in Meeting Room, all welcome. Our next match in the O’Gara Cup is against Fuerty on Sunday 17th April in Fuerty.

Senior Hurling: Training for our senior hurlers takes place on Saturday evenings at 7pm. Everyone is asked to attend. All newcomers welcome.

Minor Hurling: Next match is scheduled against Roscommon Gaels at Lisnamult on the 16th of April, details of training will be sent out by text.

Camogie: Senior: The senior team had their first outing of the year last Saturday week on a wet and windy day in Knockcroghery. The league game against Kilimor was a competitive affair with the conditions making good camogie difficult for both sides. Good points from play by Susan Spillane and Aisling Dolan saw Dominics ahead at half time on a score line of 0-5 to 1-1. The second half followed a similar pattern until goals by Susan Spillane and Caoilfhionn Cox put the home side in the driving seat. St Dominics went on to win on a score line of 2-11 to 1-2. This victory was built on a solid defensive display and some good score taking in the forward division. Panel on the day was: C. Connaughton, R Roddy, E McNally, S Beirne, R Dolan, J Beattie, R Corcoran, C Dowling, N Watson, A Dolan, S Spillane, S Carney, Z Feeley, C Cox, E Carney, A O’Meara, C Miley, M Mcloughlin.

On Saturday last, the senior team took the trip to Galway city and came away with all three points in the latest round of the Galway league against Liam Mellows. In testing conditions, the Knockcroghery girls led from the start following two frees by Aisling Byrne and good points by Zara Feeley and Caoilfhionn Cox. Further scores in the second half by Roisin Roddy, Rachel Corcoran and a goal by Julie Healy meant St Dominics finished winners on a score line of 1-8 to 0-2. Much like the earlier victory over Kilimor this result was achieved via a strong defensive display with Eimear McNally and Rachel Dolan to the fore. Panel on the day was: A. Coyle, S Beirne, E McNally, L Kilcline, R Dolan, A Byrne, A Dolan, R Corcoran, S Carney, R Roddy, C Cox, A O’Meara, C Miley, J Healy, Z Feeley, E Carney. Details of upcoming training and games will be sent out via text. U14: Our U14 camogie team played their 4th game of this year’s Championship when they faced a very physical and strong Pearses team in Woodmount on Tuesday 5th at 6.30pm. Our Defence were under pressure from the start but defended really well throughout the game. The commitment and effort of the team could not be questioned throughout but they succumbed to a team that will take beating in this championship. It’s always difficult to pick out players in a match but special mention must go to Ellen Cafferkey in goals who made some excellent saves and very good decisions throughout the game. The team lined out as follows. 1. Ellen Cafferkey. 2. Katie Lohan. 3. Ciara Roddy. 4. Tara Murphy. 5. Ciara Martin. 6. Chloe Mc Donnell. 7. Davina Touhey. 8. Ava Sweeney. 9. Ina Van Opstal. 10. Esther Bridcut Barry. 11. Aine Cassidy. 12. Niamh Cuttle. 13. Evelyn Kilcline. 14. Ali Campbell. 15. Kate O Brien. Subs. Leona Harney for Ava Sweeney (injured, half time). Laoise Mahon for Davina Touhey (half time). Natasha Keenan for Ina Van Opstal (Injured). Katie Hennessy for Evelyn Kilcline. Hannah Dempsey for Kate O Brien. Our final group game is next Tuesday, 12th April at 6.30pm away to Roscommon Gaels. This is a vital game for the development of this team so all support will be appreciated. Beginners, U8s & U10s: Camogie for is back for beginners, Under 8 and Under 10. Beginners and U8 – which are those girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010 – continues at 6.30pm on Thursday evenings in St John’s Community Centre. While the U10’s – girls born in 2006 and 2007 – continues on Wednesday evenings in St John’s FC Astroturf at 6pm. For any queries, please contact John Haughey 087 3791963 or Timmy Dawson 086 3631625. U12: Camogie for the U12s commences on Monday 18th at 6pm in St Johns Astroturf, for any queries please contact Joanne Beattie on 085 1047409.

Language and Culture: As part of our promotion of the Irish language, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Roscomáin are offering a number of grants to students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Irish language. Applications are invited from full time secondary school students in Co. Roscommon. Each grant is worth €200. Successful candidates from 2014 and 2015 may not take part in this competition. Two of the grants will be awarded to students who have taken part in the GAA Scor na nÓg competitions. Students are to apply with a short essay as Gaeilge (300 words) entitled: “An Cumann Lúthchleas Gael sa bhliain 2016” plus an application form which can be downloaded under the “Culture” Tab at Completed applications should be forwarded to Michael Mac Ghiolla Dhuinn, Oifigeach Cultúir agus Gaeilge, Roscommon County Board Office, Racecourse Road, Roscommon on or before Friday 29th April 2016, or via e-mail at Applications after this date will not be accepted. Also, applications without a G.A.A. Membership Number or written clarification from the secretary of Camogie/Ladies Club will not be entertained.

Club Notes – 11th April 2016