The Club congratulates John Francis Keaveney, Ballinameen (Seller: Cormac Mc Nally) who won €1,128 in the Club’s weekly draw. 50/50 draw next week Saturday 4th July will be in Ned’s, 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. Noel Dervan, Team 10 on selling duty.

Executive Meeting: There will be a meeting this Tuesday, 30th June at 10pm in the meeting room.

Feile: The club would like to thank all that supported the Feile fundraising raffle. Winners were: 1st prize of One Direction tickets – Paudie Fitzgerald. 2nd prize of All Ireland hurling tickets – S. Casey, Co. Clare. 3rd prize of Westport holiday break – Jack Lohan. 4th prize of 12 month subscription to 50-50 draw – David Beirne. 5th prize of 6 month subscription to 50-50 draw – Colin Dowd. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Senior Football: O’Gara Football League: St. Dominics gained two valuable O’Gara Cup points when they defeated St. Aidans on Saturday last in Ballyforan on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-8. Darren Donnelly and Kenny O Beirne got the all-important goals. Team- M Miley R Byrne D Corcoran M Byrne M Grady J Miley T Gately C Hunt S Farrell K Dockery C Fallon B Carney U Kelly O Milton D Donnelly Subs- D Donnelly for D Corcoran A Fallon for C Hunt K O Beirne for B Carney N Carney. St. Dominics are due to play Clan na Gael on Friday evening next in Johnstown in the O’Gara Cup, check fixture list. Junior A Football Championship: St. Dominics recorded their second win in the Championship when they defeated Castlerea on Sunday last on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-10 in Castlerea. Tom Gilleran opened the scoring in the 5th minute and two further Derek Doyle points had the sides level after 15 minutes. Four unanswered points from T Gilleran Niall Carney D Dowling and W Doyle opened up a four point gap but then Castlerea hit for a goal on the break. Further points from N Carney and T Gilleran left it 0-9 to 1-4 at half time. Castlerea opened brightly in the second half notching over three points to take the lead. But St. Dominics responded well with a Keith Mullarney Goal and two points from T Gilleran and then Aidan Fallon goaled to open a four point gap. Castlerea tried hard for a late goal but Colm Murray stood firm bringing off a couple of great saves and St. Dominics held out for victory. Team – C Murray E Carney M Feeley A Grady D Donnelly M Donnelly P Carney A Fallon (1-0) A Beades N Carney (0-2) T Gilleran (0-5) K Mullarney (1-0) D Doyle (0-2) D Dowling (0-1) W Doyle (0-1) Subs- L Kenny for K Mullarney J Finnerty for E Carney J Gately for D Doyle. We play St Josephs in the Championship this Sunday 5th July. (check fixtures). The Club wish all the best to our Manager Mark O’Carroll who is getting married this weekend.

Camogie: U8 and U10 training continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm on the back pitch. The next U8 blitz will be held on the 10th of July in Four Roads. Well done to the U10’s who participated in a blitz last Friday, hosted by the Roscommon Gaels. The next U10 blitz is on the 24th July in Four Roads. Spare hurls and helmets are available from the club for those who wish to try out camogie for a few sessions before buying their own. Training continues for U12’s on Monday evenings at 5.30pm. Their first league game is due to be played on the 11th July against Oran. Congratulations to our Junior team and their management who began their championship campaign with a fantastic win over Four Roads last Wednesday. The team-work and skill displayed by the girls particularly in the second half highlighted the progress this team have made. The teams were well matched in the first half, both scoring 4 points. Shortly before half-time, Four Roads scored a goal leaving Dominic’s one goal down at the half-way mark. However, the second half saw an incredible improvement in the Dominic’s side. Minutes into the second half, Dominic’s fired home a goal levelling the sides. They continued to add to the scoreboard throughout the second half and Four Roads were unable to respond. The final whistle blew with Dominic’s running out as deserving winners. Final score: St. Dominic’s 2-10 Four Roads 1-6. Thank you to the supporters who attended the match. Panel: Ann-Marie Murray, Edelle Gately, Michale Craven, Sinead Morris, Eimear Mc Nally, Caroline Connaughton, Aisling Dolan, Caroline Dowling, Sile Carney, Fiona Murray, Niamh Watson, Caoilfhionn Cox, Rachel Dolan, Aisling Byrne, Rachel Corcoran, Katie Lyons, Aoife Coyle, Michelle McLaughlin. Junior/Senior Camogie training continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm and Saturdays at 10am. The next Junior game will be played on Tuesday, 30th June at 7.30pm against Oran in Rockfield. Please come and support the girls!

Ladies Football: The launch of the Adult Club Championship took place on Friday 26th June last at Loughnaneane Park in Roscommon. St. Dominic’s ” Roscommon Leisure Zone” sponsored junior team were well represented by our captain Chloe Joyce and St. Dominic’s ladies secretary Micheal Corcoran. Our first game takes place Saturday 4th of July against St. Barry’s. Training continues Friday evening for our “Roscommon Leisure Zone” sponsored Minor and Junior ladies football panels from 7 to 8pm at the pitch. Congratulations to St. Dominic’s Ladies footballer, Ciara Mac Carthy on winning the Roscommon GAA Gaeltacht Grant Competition 2015. Part of the competition process was to write a 300 word essay “as Gaeilge” entitled ” An Cumann Luthchleas Gael Sa bhliain 2015″. Well done Ciara enjoy your time in Ros a Mhil.

Fleming’s SuperValu “GAA Kits For Kids Promotion” where St. Dominic’s are in a good position to receive free O’ O’Neill’s training kits finishes 5th July. Every time you spend 40 euro in Fleming’s you will receive a voucher which you can donate to St. Dominic’s, using the in store collection box. As we are in the final week of the promotion please make every effort to help us receive this very useful training equipment.

Minor Hurling. U16s took on St. Marys of Carrick in the League. Taking full advantage of the breeze in the first half, notching up long range points, M.J. Egan was in fine form in this department. After half time St. Marys played well, good at catching high ball but Dominics players were playing with more cohesion and Michael Treacy scored goal number six. Final score St Marys 3-7 St Dominics 6-14.

Minor Football. The Minors took on St. Ciarans in Round 2 of Division 1 of the Championship on Monday 22nd June. St. Ciarans started well with some very slick movements and led at the break. In the second half Dominics got on top in every department and showed great determination, patience and resolve to push on for a fine win 2-9 to 1-9 and remain unbeaten in the Championship. Good luck to the Roscommon Minors and Conor Fallon, Eoin McCormack, Michael McGloin and Brendan O’Meara who take on Sligo in the Connacht Semi-Final on Friday night.

Our u14 footballers lost out to a more physical Warwickshire side in the semi-final of their Feile cup competition. The lads started off on Friday beating Arklow Geraldine’s and Gloucestershire. On Saturday morning they beat their host club Ballyhogue, Wexford to top their group. Saturday evening they beat Clan na Gael, Dundalk in the quarter final to set them up for the semi final against Warwickshire on Sunday morning. It was a good effort by both the players and management on what was a fantastic weekend of football enjoyed by the huge support that travelled to Wexford for the weekend. The Minor Football Club would like to thank the players, management and supporters for the huge effort put in by all. The majority of these players have had a busy two weeks of Feile competition having also participated in the hurling Feile in Derry the previous weekend. Attention now turns to the championship this week with the lads facing our neighbours St. Brigids on Thursday evening. Good luck is extended to our U10 footballers who represent Roscommon in the Connaught Finals of community games at the weekend. These lads put in some great performances to become county champions two weeks ago.

Club Notes – 29th June 2015