The Club congratulates Breda Dolan and Nuala Pim. (Seller: Bridie Beattie) who won €970 in the Club’s weekly draw. 50/50 draw next week Saturday 26th March will be in The Claypipe, 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 www.naomhdominic.com. 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 12 – Eddie Fallon on selling duty. Many thanks for your support.
Final Membership Night: St. Dominic’s registration for membership will be held Friday evening 25th March (Good Friday) from 8:00pm to 9:00pm at the pitch. Membership rates are the same as in 2015. Full details on website. It is vital that all players are registered by March 31st so they qualify for the Player Injury Scheme for 2016.
Executive Meeting: There will be an Executive meeting of the Club on Thursday week, 31st March at 9pm. Items for the Agenda to the Secretary, Tina Dolan by Tuesday 29th.
Senior Football: O’Gara Cup, St. Dominics 0-11, Tulsk 1-12. Tulsk came out on top in this close encounter in Tulsk on Sunday. The all-important score coming with five minutes remaining when Tulsk substitute James Murray finished to the net following a good five man move to open up a five point gap. The sides swapped scores throughout the first half with Tulsk just holding advantage at the break 0-7 to 0-6. Dominics were slow out of the blocks after the break and Tulsk scored four early points before the Knockcroghery men responded with three of their own to close the gap to two but then Murray struck for the all-important goal and despite Dominics trying hard they just could not bridge the gap despite scoring two late points. Dominics: M Miley M Byrne P Fallon N Watson P Carney B O’Meara(0-1) M Grady E McCormack S Farrell O Milton U Kelly (0-1) T Gately C Fallon (0-4) D Donnelly (0-4) T Hurley Subs: W Doyle (0-1) for P Carney, T Gilleran (0-1) for S Farrell. Tulsk: R Fahy D Raftery D O’Rourke G Callaghan P Scott S Murray N O Connor K Donaghue D Jones (0-1) R Galvin (0-2) N Raftery C O Rourke (0-1) J Conlon (0-7) R Feeney (0-1) N Casserly Subs: J Murray (1-0) for N Raftery (black card), T O Rourke for N Casserly. We play Clan Na Gael in the Division 4 League this Friday 25th March at 5pm in Johnstown. 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.
Ladies Football: St. Dominics Rosbowl sponsored ladies team enjoyed a 9-9 to 6-7 victory over Four Roads in Round 1 of the League on Sunday last, 20th March, at home. The team are a great mix of youth and experience and we hope continue to improve as the season goes on. Training continues for all eligible U16, Minor and Junior players next, Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. Our U16 Championship Round 3 continues at home next Monday, 28th of March, to St. Faithleachs, throw in at 4pm.
Minor Hurling: Roscommon CBS hurling team took part in the All-Ireland final recently. St. Dominic’s were well represented on the day by T. Doyle, J. Murray, R. Kilcline, M. Feeley, C. Grimes, C. Miley, J. Lohan, D. Beirne, E. Connaughton and D. O’Neill. Well done lads, you were fantastic ambassadors for your club and coaches Noel Moran and Pronsias Killion. Training continues for U14’s Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm at St. Johns Astro pitch. The U14s play Roscommon Gaels in Round 5 of the Championship on the 16th April.
Camogie: Senior: Training continues for the Junior/Senior team on Tuesday evening at 8pm in St Johns FC Astroturf pitch and Saturday morning at 10am at the pitch. First game of the season is on 2nd April. U14s: St. Dominic’s U14 camogie team played their first championship game of this year’s Feile campaign on Saturday the 12th March in Ballyforan when they took on a very strong Four Roads side. This was game one of a series of five matches in the league part of this competition. All of the girls showed a high level of work rate, commitment and great character but special mention must go to goal keeper Ellen Cafferkey who made some outstanding saves and has a bright future ahead of her. Team: 1. Ellen Cafferkey. 2. Natasha Keenan. 3. Tara Murphy. 4. Katie Lohan. 5. Laoise Mahon. 6. Chloe McDonnell (Capt). 7. Ciara Martin. 8. Anna Campbell. 9. Esther Bridcut Barry. 10. Davina Touhey. 11. Ina Van Opstal. 12. Evelyn Kilcline. 13. Hannah Dempsey. 14. Ali Campbell. 15. Katie O’Brien. Subs. Katie Hennessy for Hannah Dempsey. Stephanie McCormack and Jessica Keenan. The U14s recorded their first win of this year’s Feile championship this Saturday when they defeated Oran in Knockcroghery. In what was a very competitive game, St Dominics got in front through a very well taken goal by Kate O’Brien who stuck a ground stroke to the corner of the net from eight metres out rewarding some sustained possession and pressure in Oran’s half. The second half was just as competitive throughout and St Dominics were rewarded early in the half when Anna Campbell scored a point from play from about twenty metres out. The game ebbed and flowed throughout and Dominics held out for a well-earned win. The team as a whole played very well but special mention must go to Kate Lohan who was rock solid in the full back line, captain Chloe McDonnell who worked tirelessly throughout and Anna Campbell who oozed class every time she was on the ball. Special thanks to Ronan Kilcline who stepped in at short notice to referee the game. Team: 1. Ellen Cafferkey. 2. Kate Lohan. 3. Tara Murphy. 4. Laoise Mahon. 5. Chloe Mc Donnell. 6. Ciara Martin. 7. Ina Van Opstal. 8. Anna Campbell. 9. Esther Bridcut Barry. 10. Niamh Cuttle. 11. Leona Harney. 12. Evelyn Kilcline. 13. Kate O Brien. Subs. Ciara Roddy for Tara Murphy. Hannah Dempsey for Kate O Brien. Áine Cassidy for Leona Harney. Natasha Keenan for Evelyn Kilcline. U8s: Training for the under 8s will commence after the Easter break on the 7th April in St John Community Centre, further details closer to the time.