Weekly Notes for 16th July 2017

Junior Hurlers v Passage

Our Junior hurlers faced Passage last Friday evening in Poleberry in the third round of the Eastern Championship. Fielding a much changed formation from previous matches, the team went onto win 0-23 to 2-15 after trailing at halftime.
Passage played with the wind advantage in the first half but it was Roanmore that started brightly with Jack Chester, Ross Cuddihy and Ian Chester(f) firing over before Passage registered their first point in the eight minute. Tommy Aldridge converted two scores, one from long range and the other from an acute angle before Passage converted two frees. Jeff Tebay and Conor O’Byrne were next on the scoreboard for us before Passage scored their opening goal to reduce the deficit to one point. Our dominance continued for the next five minutes with Craig Norris and Ian Chester (2fs) firing over. Passage responded well and the final ten minutes of the half saw them convert a total of 1-04 (2fs) for no reply to head into the halftime break leading 2-07 to 0-10.
Right from the restart, our players pushed forward and Ian Chester was rewarded with two points (1f) before Passage opened their first score of the second half. Reece Flanagan was introduced and had an immediate impact with slotting over our next score followed by an Ian Chester free to equalise the game. Passage continued with great effort but our defensive play from Tim O’Byrne, Johnny Walsh and Corey Kavanagh were restricting scoring opportunities and Stephen Murphy playing in an unfamiliar role as goal keeper made an excellent save midway through the half when a goal looked certain.
Trailing by three points with eight minutes remaining the team responded to outscore Passage 0-08 to 0-03 with Ian Chester, Reece Flanagan and Jeff Tebay contributing scores while Passage fired over three points before fulltime.
Congratulations to the team with their next match against Bunmahon on Friday evening in Dunhill at 7:30pm.


Family Fun Day

The Eamonn Coady and Tom O’Brien tournaments took place last Sunday 16th July at our pitch in Cleaboy. This popular family day has lots of excitement and games for all our younger hurlers. Congratulations to all our members that participated and competed on the day.


Academy Training

Would you like your child to play hurling then why not bring them to one of our coaching sessions hurleys and helmets provided for beginners. All our coaches are Garda Vetted and have completed Child Protection in Sport Courses as well as Hurling Coaching Courses.


Saturday Morning Hurling

Training occurs at our Cleaboy pitch from 11:30am for beginners. Contact Eric 0863395920 or David 0868241060 for additional information


Waterford U21s

Roanmore's Billy Nolan was between the posts for the Waterford U21s Munster semi-final against Cork last week. Unfortunately, a final minute Cork penalty saw the team lose the match. Commiserations to Billy and his team mates.


Roanmore and the Community

Congratulations to our members that helped last Monday in Ballinaneesagh as safety stewards at the mass in the cemetery.


Club Lotto

Our next lotto draw takes place on Monday 31st July at our centre on Cleaboy Road. Jackpot is €15,000 with tickets costing €2 each. A big thank you to all supporters of this important club fundraiser.


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

Come along on Sunday night for some music 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


Notes for the Paper

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