Weekly Notes for 14th May 2017

Senior Hurler Team 2017 Jersey Presentation

Earlier this year, the club organised a fundraising initiative where businesses contributed €100 to the club with a draw to see which business would become our Senior hurling teams sponsor for 2017. The business that was drawn out was the ‘Bolster Group’ and for no extra cost, the Bolster Group’s name and logo will now appear on the Senior hurlers jerseys. Last Wednesday evening at our pitch in Cleaboy Mark O’Brien from the Bolster Group presented Stephen Murphy (senior team manager) with the jerseys. Also present in the picture are Chris Dempsey, Charlie Chester and John Ryan (Roanmore Chairman). These jerseys will get their first use later this month when the senior team face De la Salle in the Senior league. Once again, a big thank you to all the businesses that contributed.

Junior Hurlers v Ballydurn

Our Junior hurlers had their first match of the 2017 championship last Saturday in Walsh Park when they faced Ballydurn. The match turned after 40 minutes when we conceded a goal and up to that point both teams were equally matched. Ballydurn capitalised on their advantage and went on to win 1-15 to 0-09.
The opening score of the match came when Ian Chester fired over a long range free after five minutes. The next four scores went to Ballydurn to lead 0-04 to 0-01 after 10 minutes. In the next ten minutes our defence kept Ballydurn from scoring while we converted 4 points to lead. Our Scorers were Ian Chester (0-03) and Jeff Tebay scored his first point of the match. Unfortunately, Ballydurn finished the half strong and converted four further points while we only converted a Jeff Tebay point from play.
Trailing by two at the start of the second half, the deficit was reduced to the minimum within two minutes of the restart when Jim Walsh fired over a long range shot. Ballydurn responded with a point of their own but our team still competed and reduced it to a single point again when Paul O’Toole fired over.
From the 40th minute to the 55th minute Ballydurn exerted considerable pressure on our defence and we conceded a total of 1-06 without reply. As we entered injury time we had a chance at a goal when Alex O’Mahony rose high to catch the ball but his effort shaved the upright and out wide. Our final score of the afternoon came when Jeff Tebay fired over his third point of the match. Shortly after, the final whistle was blown and it was 1-15 to 0-09 defeat for the team The team does not play again until 23rd June but their were some excellent individual performances on display during the match.

Upcoming Fixtures

Our Junior Footballers start their campaign with a trip to Ballyduff Lower on 26th May.

U13 Football

Our U13 Footballers had another win, this time in the knockout stages of this years championship. They beat St. Saviours last Saturday on a score of 2-07 to 1-03 and now reach the final. Keep an look out for details when the final will be played.

U11 City League

Our U11s registered their first competitive win of the year when they beat Clonea last Friday evening. Well done to all involved.

U9 Hurling

Our two U9 Hurling teams were back in action last Saturday morning where the Roanmore White team had the short journey up to play Mt.Sion the Roanmore Blue team travelled a little further to play St. Mollerans. Well done to all the player's on there efforts as these regular games are proving to be very beneficial in the development of the skills and interest in Hurling. Training will continue on Wednesday and Saturday this week.

Roanmore Academy

Have you a child that is looking for some Saturday morning activity then why not bring them along to Roanmore GAA Club Pitch in Cleaboy on Saturday mornings at 11:30am to try their hand at Hurling. Hurleys and helmets can be provided for beginners all our coaches are Garda Vetted and have completed Child Protection in Sport Courses as well as Hurling Coaching Courses.

Roanmore Family Day

Date for the diary. The Eamon Coady and Tom O Brien Family Fun Day will take place this year on Sunday 11th June.


The club would like to extend our commiserations to Des Brennan and his family on the recent passing of his mother.

Club Lotto

The next lotto draw is on Monday 29th May. Tickets cost €2 with a jackpot of €15,000. Get your ticket to be in with a chance to win.

Club Leisure Wear

To all supporters of Roanmore GAA, do you know that you can purchase leisure gear for adults and children. If you would like to see what items can be purchased and their cost then they can been on our website page (www.roanmoregaaclub.com/shop). Contact Joanne on 087-7429077 for further details.

Sunday Night Entertainment

On Sunday 21st May New Orleans are playing in the Lounge from 10pm.

Function Room

Are you looking for a venue for that special occasion, birthday, anniversary, confirmation, etc? The Roanmore Centre has function rooms that are available for hire and for further details call the Roanmore Centre on 051-358599 after 6pm or email roanmoreclg@gmail.com. Did you know that we have two function rooms available and that smaller parties can also be accommodated. Why not call and see if the venue is suitable for your needs.