The Club congratulates, Niamh Kilmartin, Kilteevan. Seller: David Kilduff., who won €1,168 in the Club’s weekly draw on Saturday 11th February. 50/50 draw next week on Saturday 18th February will be in Coffeys, Lecarrow. 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 www.naomhdominic.ie. 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 11 – Liam Murphy on selling duty. Ladies Football are on helping duty for February. Many thanks for your support.
Executive Meeting: There will be a meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday 16th February from 8:30pm to 10pm.
Club Membership 2017: Annual Membership for 2017 is now due. Registration Fees for 2017 are as follows: Adult (Player) €70, Adult (Non Player/Scor) €30, Student €50, Juvenile €40, Juvenile (Member of another Club) €20, Family €150, Senior Citizen €25, Registration form is available on our website www.naomhdominic.ie.
Scor: Congratulations to our newly crowned All Ireland Scor Champions: Ina, Derabhla, Courtney, Aine, Shane, Lorcan and Karl who brought home the National title in the Leiriu competition on Sunday and to Zoe who was author of the piece. The team had travelled north to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall to contest the 2017 final. The polished group of young actors earned their place in the national final on merit having recorded victories at parish level, Roscommon and Connacht. Pitted against them in Belfast were first time finalists from the Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh club in Cork, The Downs of Westmeath who won the title in 2015 and reigning champions Cullyhanna of Armagh. Performing third in the competition, the St. Dominic’s actors seemed at home on the large Waterfront stage and their hard work and talent was rewarded by the reactions of the thousand plus audience. Despite an excellent delivery, no one could be certain of the result as the standard from the opposition was exceptionally high. However, great scenes of joy and celebration followed the announcement by the Bean an Tí that St. Dominic’s were the All Ireland Champions, a first in the club’s history. Of course no achievement of this calibre is possible without dedication and leadership behind the scenes and so huge credit is due to Stephen Murphy and Sylvia Kilcline, for producing and directing and training the team since last October. More special still is the fact that the piece was written by 16 year old Zoe Finan from Knockcroghery, herself a Scór na nÓg participant and an extremely talented young lady. This wonderful success adds another memorable chapter to the long tradition of Scór and cultural promotion within our club, a tradition that now boasts no less than six All Ireland titles for St. Dominic’s. This outstanding achievement brings huge honour to our club and parish, and particularly to all of the parents and families of the talented young actors. So well done and congratulations to Dearbhla Mc Cormack, Courtney Kelly, Aine Keenan, Shane Murphy, Ina Van Opstal, Lorcan Mc Philips and Karol Ferrick, our 2017 All Ireland Léiriú Champions.
St. Dominic’s Strictly: The club is proud to be hosting “St. Dominic’s Strictly” this Easter in the Hodson Bay Hotel on 15th and 16th of April. This important fundraising event aims to assist the club in catering for its growing membership base of over 600 members, through the development of facilities. 28 individuals have agreed to take to the stage. There will be a formal launch of ‘St. Dominic’s Strictly’ in Murray’s Bar Knockcroghery on Friday, 17th February. Please come and join us on the night, as we reveal our dancing couples not only to the public, but to each other as well. Please keep an eye on St. Dominic’s Facebook, Twitter and Club website naomhdominic.ie for updates and announcements. So the countdown to the 15th and 16th of April begins!
Senior Football: This year’s O’Gara Cup kicks off this Sunday 19th February. St. Dominics are away to Michael Glaveys in Ballinlough at 2pm. Come along and support Malachy and the lads. Training takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm, for all homebased players and Friday night at 8pm for all players. John McGloin has been appointed the Junior football manager for 2017.We wish John all the best in the Division 4 league and the Junior A Championship.
Ladies Football: St. Dominic’s Roscommon Leisure Zone sponsored Junior team, under the watchful eyes of John Touhy and Padraig Corcoran, got their League campaign off to a great start with a win over Boyle at home on Sunday last. It was an exciting encounter which saw Boyle fight back in the second half, final score Boyle 4-03 to St. Dominic’s 4-04. Don’t forget ladies mouthguards are compulsory for all age grades as of January 2017. Ladies Football are on helping out duty with the 50-50 draw for February thank you for your continued support.
Minor Hurling: Our U-10 hurlers got their season underway on Sunday the 12th of February at Knockcroghery school Astro pitch at 10am and this will continue each Sunday at this time, we hope to see you all there. The U-8 boys will be starting back towards the end of April, details closer to the time. Our U-14 and U-18 hurlers are back training. Championship for both age groups starts on the 25th of February. As usual texts regarding training will be sent out. Good luck to all for the season ahead.
Coaching and Games: In conjunction with the County Coaching and Games Committee we are looking for a club member to deliver some Gaelic football coaching in the primary schools of the parish. Go to club website for full details or contact Tomás Gilleran on 0874110974. The county board have scheduled coaching courses in both Hurling and Football over the coming weeks . Anyone that has not completed the Level 1, or Foundation course and would like to do so, should email our Ollie, Games Promotion Officer (GPO) to book a place ( Oliver.firstname.lastname@example.org). Or contact club coaching officer Tomás Gilleran (0874110974) for more information. Details of upcoming coaching courses also available on the club web site.