19th Dec

Senior Football

St Dominics Senior Football Club would like to wish all our Players, Supporters, Sponsors and all who helped out in any way in 2011 a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and successful new year .

Minor Football

The Minor Football end of year night out for all our team trainers took place in Lecarrow last Saturday with a good night had by all. From the talent that was showcased on the night it looks like we have a few serious contenders for the upcoming Senior Scór competition. The Minor Football Board wish all our underage players and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to a new season in 2012.

Cash for Clobber

St. Dominic’s will gratefully accept any bags in the run up to Christmas, look out for a bag being delivered to your door. If you would like to help or for further information contact 087 355 2383.

12th Dec


County success for St. Dominics in Scor na nOg final. The figure dancers of Megan and Tara Kenny, Deirdre Naughton, Ciara Mullally, Sarah Hurley, Aisling Dolan, Liosa Kilcline, and Rachel Connaughton retained their county title on Sunday last in the Dean Crowe theatre, by dancing to St. Patrick’s Day.
Success quickly followed in the solo singing when Aisling Byrne beat off stiff opposition to wow the audience with ‘My Bonny Labouring Boy’. St. Dominic’s third win of the night came from the ballad group of David Finnerty, Karen Naughton, Elaine Horan, Megan Kenny and Anne Marie Murray. The ballad group will go on to defend their Connaught title in January at the TF in Castlebar.
We wish all the competitors the best of luck as they represent St. Dominics and Roscommon in Connaught. To all the competitors who took part in the parish final and who represented their club in the county final today we thank you for giving such wonderful entertainment. The scor committee would like to thank all the mentors for their help and support over the last number of weeks, your hard work is much appreciated.
To everyone who helped in any way we are extremely grateful. Anyone interested in senior scor can start to dust off their dancing shoes, clear their throats for the singing, recite some poetry or brush up on their acting as it wouldn’t be fair to let the youngsters have all the fun!

Cash for Clobber

St. Dominic’s will gratefully accept any bags in the run up to Christmas, look out for a bag being delivered to your door. If you would like to help or for further information contact 087 355 2383.

5th Dec

There will be an Executive Meeting this Wednesday, 7th at 9pm in the Meeting Room, all clubs to be represented.
St.Dominics GAA Club held their AGM on Sun 27th Nov. The following Officers were returned:
Chair: David O’Connor
Treasurer: Geraldine Beattie Greene
Secretary: Cormac McNally
PRO: Alan McCormack
Registrar: Sylvia Kilcline
Insurance Officer: Cormac McNally
School/Clubs Coordinator: Leo Kenny
Irish Language and Cultural Officer: Thomas Murray
The Overall Clubs
Child Welfare Officer Paul Gillespie
Coaching Officer John DevaneyThe following Officers were ratified from our Sub Committees:
Senior Football: Eddie Miley (Chair) (Sec) Peter Kehoe (Treas.)
Senior Hurling: Kevin Rogers (Chair) Martin Beirne (Sec) Brendan Hanley (Treas)
Minor Football: Paul Gillespie (Chair), Gabriel Martin (Sec), Shane Egan,Mary Murray (Joint Treas)
Minor Hurling: (Chair) Mark Reynolds (Sec), Pat Byrne (Treas)
Camogie: Phil Murray O’Brien (Chair) Susan Spillane, Caoilfhoinn Cox (Joint Sec), Patricia Byrne (Treas)
Scor : Caroline Dervin (Chair) Sylvia Kilcline (Sec), Sinead Connaughton (Treas)
Ladies Football: Ciaran Mac Carthy (Chair), Emma Corcoran, Caitriona Fayne(Joint Sec), Breda Keenan (Treas)There are a number of positions outstanding and we urge people to put their names forward to assist the club in its endeavours for 2012. The Club would like thank all the outgoing officers for their service to the club over the years and to take this opportunity to thank all those that participated in Club activites through out the year, who volunteered at training, who looked after teams, to the players, thank you.Thank all who assisted us with Fund Raising. Finally we wish all our competitors best wishes this coming weekend in the Scor na nOg County Final in the Dean Crowe.


The Roscommon County Scor Final takes place on Sunday 11th December at the Dean Crowe Theatre. St. Dominics will have competitors in all eight disciplines and an enjoyable day is anticipated. Club members and their mentors have been busy rehearsing and their many hours of hard work will culminate in the final on Sunday. Best of luck to all involved.

U21 Football

St Dominics were crowned Div 3 Champions on Saturday last in Knockcroghery with a hard earned but deserved victory over St Michaels on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-5. The pitch was just passed playable at 10am and credit to our Groundsman Dan for his great work. Michaels played with the breeze in the first half but it was Dominics who got out of the blocks first with Declan Dowling pointing from 25m but this was cancelled out with a free from St Michaels Darren Conlon in the 9th min.

Dominics dominated for the next 20 minutes resulting in 3 points from Naos Connaughton (2 frees) and an Ollie Milton point finishing off a great move involving Donnelly and Robbie Byrne in the 29th min.

This four point advantage was lost in the two minutes before the break with the impressive Darren Conlon of St Michaels fisting to the net in the 30th min and then landing a long range point to leave it all square 0-5 to 1-2 at the break. Dominics opened up a four point lead by the 43rd min with two points from the powerful full forward Naos Connaughton (both 40m frees) and points from Milton and Dervan.

But Michaels would just not give up and responded with a free in the 51st min but this was quickly cancelled out with a Shane McCormack free for Dominics three mins later. Conlon narrowed the margin to three again with a pointed free for Michaels with four mins remaining.

The Cootehall men threw everything at Dominics in the dying mins and almost snatched an equalising Goal but Sub Derek Brady saw his show just flash over the crossbar much to the relief of the Dominics defence. But Dominics were not to be denied and fittingly it was Naos Connaughton who had the last say with a pointed free two minutes into injury time to give Dominics their fist success at this level for seven years. Well done to this very young Dominics side (12 of this years Minor side involved) and to the Management of Gerry Keenan, Enon Gavin and Darren Owens. Credit also to St Michaels for a very sporting Game and to referee Kevin Naughton for a commonsense approach given the underfoot conditions.

DOMINICS – K Mullarney J Murray C Shaw D Donnelly C Farrell R Byrne L Kilcline P Fallon N Byrne S Connaughton D Dowling(0-1) O Milton(0-2) S Mc Cormack(0-1) N Connaughton(0-6) S Dervan(0-1)
Subs – J Miley for J Murray, R Morris for S Connaughton, O Kelly for D Donnelly, D Mc Donnell for S McCormack, S Naughton, B Mullally,S Murray, T Geraghty, C Fallon, S Finneran, D McCormack


St Dominics wish every success to Enon Gavin on his appointment as Selector with the Roscommon Senior Football Team.

Minor Football

Our under 10 boys enjoyed their end of year evening out last Saturday in Rosbowl.
This group of lads had good reason for celebration as they claimed the Earley Cup, Fr. Killian Memorial Cup and Clan na Gael Perpetual Shield in the 2011 season.
The under 10 management would like to thank the lads and their parents for their commitment during the year.

Thanks also to Michael in Rosbowl for use of his premises for the evening and a special thanks to Pat McManus for putting together a team poster for each of the boys.

Managment teams for all the underage panels are almost complete for the 2012 year. Thanks to all who have volunteered to coach and mentor our young players. If anyone else wishes to get involved and help out with a team you can contact any of the committee members or attend our next Minor Football meeting this Thursday night 08 December at 9pm in the meeting room at the pitch.

The Minor Football Club wish to congratulate all the players involved with the under 21 team on their great win on Saturday. These players have all come up through the Minor Club and all the work that has been done in the Minor Football Club over the past number of years is finally paying off.

Club Notes – December 2011