26th October

Senior Football
St Dominics U-21 footballers played Kilmore in Kilmore on Saturday evening 22nd October and came out worthy winners by 3 points. They are now through to the semi final.

Parish Scor was held on Sunday 23rd October in St Johns Community Centre. There was a super turn out and well done to all who participated. More details to follow next week.

The Club would like to congratulate Maria Fallon daughter of Tommy and Eileen Fallon from Ballymurray who got married to Andrew Sugure from Ballintubber on Friday 14th October in Knockcroghery Church. Wishing them a long and happy life together.

The Club would like to extend its sympathy to Rosie Treacy, Gailey and Paddy Fallon, Culleen on the recent death of their sister Mary Horan late of Bonavalley, Athlone. May she Rest in Peace.

Our sympathy is also extended to the Murray Family of Knockcroghery on the recent death of Canon Paddy Murray formely of Knockcroghery and retired Parish Priest of St Peter & Paul’s Church, Athlone. May he Rest in Peace.

19th October
U-21 Football
Congratulations to St Dominics U-21 footballers who beat Ballinameen in the first round of the U-21 Championship. Best wishes to them in their next match against Kilmore next Saturday 22nd Oct in Kilmore at 4pm.Scor
The St. Dominics Scor na nOg Parish Final will take place on Sunday 23rd October in St. John’s Community Centre at 1.30 pm. Please come and support all our young dancers, singers, storytellers, musicians, actors and brainiacs. If previous years are any indicator a good afternoon’s entertainment is promised.
Executive Meeting on Wed 19th Oct at 9pm in the Meeting Room. Can all Clubs please attend.
Scrap Saturday
The Club is organising a Scrap Saturday on the Sat 22nd October. If you have any scrap metal you wish to get rid of this is your opportunity. Please contact any Club Official for further information.

Camogie AGM will be held on Friday 21st October at 8pm in the meeting room at the pitch. Please come along and spread the word to all involved in camogie.

Best Wishes
The Club would like to send best wishes to Conor Grimes and family as Conor had an operation last week. We wish you a speedy recovery Conor.

Congratulations to the boys and girls from the schools in the parish who particapated in the exhibition game at the County Hurling Championship Finals in Athleague last Sunday. They put in a great performance. Thanks to Anne Connaughton and Noel Dervan who helped to organise the exhibition matches.12th October
Senior Football
St Dominics Intermediate Footballers played Padraig Pearses in the replay of the Intermediate Football Championship on Saturday in Kiltoom. Pearses played with a strong wind in the first half and they made the most of it leading by 2-7 to 0-1 at half time. Half way into the second half St Dominics cut the deficit to 5 points. Pearses proved to be too strong and pulled away to victory with a final scoreline of 2-10 to 1-5. In spite of defeat St Dominics had 7 players under 21 and they look forward to next years football season.
Under 21
St Dominics U-21 footballers are out next weekend in the first round of the Championship against Ballinameen. We wish them all the best of luck.Minor Hurling

Under 16
Our under 16 hurlers bowed out of the Championship at the semi final stage on Saturday afternoon when they lost out to a stronger Four Roads side. Four Roads played with the aid of a strong wind in the 1st half and led at half time by 1-6 to 0-1. St Dominics started the 2nd half determined to cut back the Four Roads 8 point lead and scored 4 points without reply. It looked like the game would go down to the wire but then Four Roads scored a goal that sealed St Dominics fate and they ran out comfortable winners on a final scoreline of 2-9 to 0-5. Well done to the lads as this was a very young side with only a few sixteen year olds on the team. Training continues this week for the U15’s who will be playing their semi final shortly.
Once again the youth of the parish will take to the stage on Sunday 23rd October in the Scor na nOg Parish Final in St. John’s Community Centre.Rehearsals continue on Friday nights. We wish all competitors the best of luck in their chosen discipline and look forward to a good night’s entertainment.

5th October

Senior Football
St Dominics Intermediate footballers played Padraig Pearses in the Intermediate County Football Final in Kiltoom last Sunday. After a very poor start by St Dominics going 1-3 to 0-1 down after 15 minutes they made a great comeback with some fine scores from Conor Fallon to go a point up into injury time. Padraig Pearses scored a point with the last kick of the game to make it a draw. St Dominics will be confindent going into the replay on Saturday evening next as the participation of the younger players James Miley and Paddy Fallon and the introduction of Robbie Byrne and Ollie Milton on his debut were outstanding on the day. A special word of thanks to Niall Naughton for making an early return from New Zealand to play in the Final.

Minor Hurling
U16 hurling
Our U16’s played Athleague in the championship on Saturday evening in Tremane. The first half was very close and competitive with St Dominics leading by 7 points to 5 at half time. In the second half St Dominics came out determined to get the upper hand and they outscored their opponents by 4 goals and 3 points to 5 points. It was a very good match played in slippery conditions but great credit goes to both teams for displaying great skills on the day. Training will continue during the week.

Minor Football
Congratulations to the Minors Ollie Milton and Robbie Byrne who featured in the drawn Intermediate County Final on Sunday and the best of luck to them and the team in the replay.
Under 10s
Congratulations to our U-10 team C who won the B final of the Tormeys league last Tuesday night with both teams winning their games against Mountbellew. Captains Ronan Finnerty and Gary Martin accepted the cup on behalf of the teams. U-8’s football management would like to thank all the players and their parents for the excellent committment throughout the year. We wish the lads moving up to the U-10’s the best of luck. Important meeting of the Minor Board will take place on Wednesday night at 9pm in the meeting room.


Club Notes – October 2011