Weekly Notes for 29th July 2019

29th July 2019

Seniors v Abbeyside
On Sunday 28th July we played the final game of the round robin phase of this year’s championship. We traveled to St. Molleran’s ground in Carrickbeg to play against Abbeyside with a 1.30 throw-in. In a closely contested game the match ended all square after an excellent performance from our keeper Jack Chester in the first half and requiring Abbeyside to score a late goal to leave the final score at Roanmore 0-16 to Abbeyside’s 2-10.
The opening scores of the match came from Gavin O’Brien when he converted two frees in the opening three minutes. Within the next five minutes our defence were under tremendous pressure with Jack Chester making a string of saves including one from a penalty. After 17 minutes we were leading 0-04 to 0-2 with Billy Nolan firing over his first point of the game from play. The second penalty of the game was awarded to Abbeyside and Jack Chester made another save and deflected the ball over the bar. Two points from Abbeyside saw then lead by the 21st minute before two more Roanmore frees were converted. As the half drew to a close, it was Abbeyside that returned to the lead after two converted frees with an Emmet O’Toole point finishing the first half scoring to leave both sides seven points apiece.
The start of the second half saw Billy Nolan fire over with Abbeyside equalising shortly after. In the next ten minutes we scored four unanswered points from Gavin O’Brien (3fs) and Daniel Murphy. Another point from Abbeyside was answered with two points from play (Gavin O’Brien and Shane Mackey). With ten minutes remaining we were leading by five points with Billy Nolan firing over his third point. A speculative high ball into the goal area was the deflected into our net to give the opening goal of the game. The team responded well and contained the Abbeyside attacks and increased the lead to three points in the 58th minute only for Abbeyside to be awarded their third penalty a minute later which was converted to leave both sides level. Shortly after the final whistle was blown to see the match end 0-16 to 2-10.
On Sunday evening a draw was made to see who we would face in the play-offs and we were drawn to face Ballyduff Upper.

Junior Hurlers lose to Ballydurn
On Friday 26th July our Junior hurlers faced Ballydurn in Dunhill and saw a six point advantage end in a three point loss.
We started the match well with Ian Chester (f) and David Barrett firing over before three unanswered points saw us trail after 10 minutes. Both teams traded scores for the remainder of the half until the final five minutes when David Barrett fired to the net and then Johnny Walsh fired over to lead the match 1-08 to 0-07 at the break.
In the second half both teams traded points for much of the half until two Ian Chester frees and a Paul O’Toole point extended the lead by six points with less than 10 minutes remaining. Ballydurn were exerting continued pressure on our defence and were rewarded with a goal followed by two points to leave the minimum between the two teams. A second goal was followed with a pointed free to seal the win for Ballydurn.

Minors beat De la Salle
Our Minors had a 0-18 to 1-09 win against De la Salle last Wednesday. This second win in a row now sees the team top the table and play an away fixture against Passage on Thursday 1st August.

U11 Football
Our U11 Football team began their City League Div 2 campaign away V Gaultier last Friday night and came away with a very comprehensive victory on a scoreline of 6-7 to 2-1. Well done boys.

GAA World games
Roanmore would like to welcome team Asian Games as we are hosting the team as part of the GAA World games being played in Carriganore this week. We are entertaining the team and mentors at our Centre on Tuesday evening with some traditional music. Why not come along and have an enjoyable nights entertainment.

Smoke Free Zone
At the 2018 AGM, Roanmore GAA club voted to make Pairc Ui Mhurchu a smoke free zone. We would request that any player, family member, supporter that attends the pitch in any capacity from Friday 19th July to respect the members wishes and refrain from smoking (or using vaping devices).

Juvenile Academy
On Saturday mornings in Roanmore Cleaboy 11:30am we have our Juvenile Academy. This is where young players get their first introduction to hurling in a fun and safe environment. All coaches are Garda Vetted and have completed GAA coaching courses. Hurley's and Helmets provided for beginners.

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