Weekly Notes for 24th June 2019

24th June 2019

Senior Championship v Fourmilewater

Our Senior hurlers faced Fourmilewater in the second round of this years championship last Saturday evening in Fraher field and went on to win the match 1-18 to 2-09.

It was Fourmilewater that opened the scoring in the opening minute when they pointed from a free. Playing with the wind in the first half our team then restricted Fourmilewater scoring until the 22nd minute and in the meantime scores from Emmet O’Toole (2 pts), Billy Nolan (2pts), Gavin O’Brien (2fs) and Shane Mackey (1pt) saw us lead 0-07 to 0-01. The only downside was the loss through injury of Colm Burke and Chris Dempsey.

Another pointed Fourmilewater free was cancelled out by a Daniel Murphy score and shortly after the deficit was reduced to two points when first Fourmilewater scored a penalty and then their first point from play. Three unanswered Roanmore points from Billy Nolan, Gavin O’Brien (f) and Cian Wadding saw us enter the break leading at 0-11 to 1-04.

By the 41st minute, both sides were level at 0-12 to 1-09 before our team outscored Fourmilewater 1-06 to 0-01 in the remaining time. Scores from Brian Cooke (2pts), Billy Nolan (2pts), Shane Mackey (1pt) and a goal from Emmet O’Toole ensured the victory.

Credit must also go to the defence with players such as Brian Nolan, Conor Ryan, Dean Reidy and Frank McGrath contributing to this important victory.

Juniors v Mount Sion

Our Junior A team suffered their first defeat of this year’s championship against Mount Sion on Friday evening last in Walsh Park on a score of 5-08 to 3-11. This was an entertaining match with action at both ends of the pitch. Our scores in the first half came from Paul O’Sullivan (1-01), Ian Chester (2pts) and Paul O’Toole to see us trail 3-04 to 1-05 at the break.

The start of the second half saw us reduce the deficit to 1pt when first Ian Chester fired over and then Tony O’Brien scored our second goal. Unfortunately, that was as close as we got as we conceded a total of 2-04 in the remainder of the half while an injury time goal from Alex O’Mahoney was not enough to close the gap which saw us lose the encounter by three points.

Junior C v Ferrybank

This team was the very first time that we had three adult teams playing in successive days and when they played Ferrybank last Thursday evening they emerged victorious for their first ever win at this level.

The opening score of the match was from Tim O’Byrne with an early goal followed by a Pat Egan point. Four unanswered Ferrybank points ensured a tight match before points from Ross Cuddihy, Tommy Aldridge and Stephen Murphy saw us lead 1-11 to 0-08 at the break.

The team restricted Ferryank to a total of 1-03 in the second half and Tim O’Byrne’s second goal was added to by points from Keith Kennedy, Stephen Murphy and Lawrence O’Neill.

Congratulations to the team and best wishes in your next match.

U12 Hurling

Our U12 team in Division 2 of the City League played Kilmacow at home on Monday of last week and came away with a hard fought victory on a scoreline of 3-7 to 1-5. A good first half laid the foundation for this victory with goals from Aaron McCabe and Eoin Burke along with some excellent points from Sean Murphy. With injuries to Alex Furlong and Sean Murphy, we were forced into some changes at half time but the lads that came in stood up to the onslaught from Kilmacow in the second half. Cathal Marks knocked over a fine point to keep us ahead then when an excellent run and shot by Keelan Murphy was stopped by the Kilmacow goalkeeper Tom Kavanagh was on hand to finish to the net to secure the win.

U12 Division 3 played Tramore Whites in Cleaboy on Friday night in an end to end game. There were some excellent points scored by both teams but it was our ability to get goals that saw us secure the win and put us in a good position to make the semi-finals. Tom Halligan and Ollie Delahunty stood out in defence and with Noah McCormack and Daniel Ryan scoring first half goals and Dylan Murphy and Adam Dobbyn knocking over the points we were ahead at the break. The second half saw Steven Cooke use his pace to great effect to get two goals and another by Daniel Ryan saw Roanmore win on a score of 5-8 to 1-8.

U11 Hurling

Our U11 Division 1 team played Mt Sion away on Wednesday evening, heavy rain at the start of this one made the going difficult but we settled down and played some excellent hurling with the skills of Eoin Burke troubling Mt Sion. We got ahead with the aid of the breeze and came in at half time in a strong position. The second half saw us get caught on the break for some unfortunate goals but the team tried until the end and on the referee's final whistle the game finished in a draw Roanmore 2-8 Mt Sion 4-2. Great performance again from this team with Darragh Hearne on goal despite not 100 percent had a fine game with Steven Cooke, Dylan McNamara, Caoilinn Reville, Ryan Butler in the backs Daniel Ryan and Éanna McHugh in midfield and the ever dangerous Eoin Burke in attack with Adam Dobbyn, Keelan Murphy, Tom Kavanagh, Oliver White, Cillian McHugh and Josh Hearne this team is a joy to watch.

Fixtures

Final round of U11 City League matches this coming week.

U11 Div 1 Wednesday 26th in Gracedieu V DLS at 6pm.

U11 Div 3 Friday 28th in Cleaboy V Ballyduff at 6:30pm..

2019 Cul Camp

Online booking for this year's Kelloggs Cul Camp is now open. This occurs at Roanmore from 1st to 5th July. Last few days to book. The camp can be booked at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

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