Weekly Notes for 17th April 2018

Senior Championship v Lismore

It’s amazing how things change in a week. The disappointment of the loss to Mount Sion was erased on Sunday afternoon when an all round team performance saw our Senior hurlers defeat Lismore in the second round of the championship on a score of 3-14 to 0-16 and now sees Roanmore sit on top of a very tight group. After heading into the second half all square, it was the 10 minute period after the restart when we outscored Lismore 1-05 to a solitary Maurice Shanahan free that ultimately led to the win.
Playing on a poor Fraher field surface, the match started well for us when Paul O’Sullivan and Cein Chester firing over in the first couple of minutes only for a Lismore free to reduce the deficit. Gavin O’Brien pointed for us next but in the fifth minute Lismore were awarded a penalty after Jack Prendergast was fouled. The penalty was saved by Billy Nolan and pushed out for a 65 which was converted and in the next five minutes Lismore converted a further three scores to take the lead. Cein Chester and Paul O’Sullivan both scored their second points of the match to level the game on 0-05 apiece in the fifteenth minute. Some indiscipline then saw Lismore convert three frees before we were awarded a penalty in the 23rd minute. Billy Nolan took the long run from his own goal only to see his shot shave the upright and out for a wide. Both teams traded scores with Emmet O’Toole pointing from a free for us. With two minutes remaining of the half Brian Cooke gained possession and his pass into Emmet O’Toole saw him with just the keeper to beat which he done confidently to level the match. Lismore still retained a threat and from the resulting puck-out a powerfully struck shot by Lismore’s Ray Barry ended up in the side netting.
The first ten minutes of the second half saw us dominate with points from Emmet O’Toole (f) and Gavin O’Brien before Lismore converted a free to leave the minimum between the two teams. From the resulting puck-out possession was won by Brian Cooke who passed into Gavin O’Brien and his direct run at goal allowed Emmet O’Toole to drift into space where he received a hand-pass and slotted the sliotar under the on rushing keeper for his second goal of the game. Shortly after, Eoin Madigan pointed a long range effort followed by another
Emmet O’Toole free to give us a six point lead.
Our defence were working hard restricting clear scoring chances but conceding some frees that Lismore converted to keep them in contention but the match was all but over in the 52nd minute when Daniel Murphy fired into the net. Our final scores came from Chris Dempsey, Gavin O’Brien and Paul O’Sullivan while Lismore converted three Maurice Shanahan frees to end the game 3-14 to 0-16 in our favour.
For the second week in a row we had a Senior championship newcomer when Conor Ryan was introduced as a second half substitute. Congratulations.
Unfortunately, we now enter a pause in the championship which may not see us play again until July due to the inter-county break but the atmosphere around the team will be high.


Club Membership

A gentle reminder to those who have not made arrangements for club membership to contact Liam Ryan to do so.


Club Gear

Don’t forget that club gear can be purchased through the club. Contact Joanne on 087-7429077 to arrange.


Kelloggs Cul Camp

Registration for the Kellogg’s Cul Camp is now open and can be completed at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie . The dates for the Roanmore camp is July 2nd to 6th.


Juvenile Hurling Training Times

Training times for our juvenile members are as follows:
Ages 4 to 7 in Manor St. John from 11:30 each Saturday.
Ages 8 and 9 at our pitch in Cleaboy each Saturday from 12pm to 1pm.
Ages 10 to 12 at our pitch in Cleaboy each Saturday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
All new players are welcome with hurleys and helmets provided. Coaches are fully Garda Vetted.
Contact Eric on 0863395920 for further information.


Sunday Night Entertainment in Roanmore Social Centre

Why not join us in the Roanmore Centre next Sunday for some live music. Music starts playing in the lounge from 10pm.


Function Room

Why not come and view our newly refurbished private function rooms or call the Roanmore Sports and Social Centre on 051-358599 after 6pm or email roanmoreclg@gmail.com. You won’t be disappointed. 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.


Friday Night Promotion

Planning a party soon? Any party booked for a Friday night will be entered into a monthly draw for €100 bar tab