Minor Notes June 15th 2014

posted Jun 23, 2014, 3:48 AM by Richard Canny   [ updated Jul 27, 2014, 2:09 AM ]

U-14s: The U-14s Division 1 and 4 teams got their championship campaigns off to good starts this week. On Thursday last in Kiltoom, the Division 1 team eventually overcame a strong Castlerea side on a scoreline of 8-18 to 4-13. The Division 4 team got the better of Roscommon Gaels in their game played in Lisnamult on Saturday, winning by 3-17 to 2-7.

U-12s: It was another busy week for the U12s with pride of place going to the Division 1 team’s superb one point league victory over a gallant Clann na nGael on Sunday last in Johnstown. In an epic battle which swung from end to end throughout, St Brigid’s finally prevailed on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-13. In another league game earlier in the week, the same team defeated Padraig Pearses in Kiltoom. The Division 3 team had an impressive league victory away to Tulsk last Sunday while the Division 5 team put in two very good performances during the week against Padraig Pearses (home) and Clann na nGael (away) respectively. The Pearses game in particular was a superb game of football where St Brigid’s lost out by the narrowest of margins. The U-12s also had games on Wednesday in the Easyfix tournament in Kilconnell where they were defeated by St Gabriel’s on an aggregate score following a win and a loss.

 U-8s: Well done to all the U8s who competed in  the Go Games Blitz in Kiltoom on Saturday last. The blitz also featured teams from Boyle, Roscommon Gaels, Western Gaels/Ballinameen and Michael Glaveys.

Cumann na mBunscoil: St Brigid’s sends its best wishes to the Curraghboy NS and Ballybay NS teams who compete in their respective county finals this week.  Curraghboy NS qualified for the two teacher school final after defeating Castlesampson in a scintillating game last Wednesday in Kiltoom. Final score 10-14 to 9-5. Curraghboy’s ability to kick points proved the main difference between the teams. The visitors had a very good team managed by Roscommon senior footballer Michael Finneran and the teams were level at half time, 4-2 to 3-5. However, Curraghboy came out in the second half with all guns blazing and proved far too powerful for the opposition. Team: Luke Powell, Aaron Dolan, Adam Samuels, Diarmuid Glynn, Ruaidhri Fallon, Bobby Nugent, Cormac Canny, Michael Butler, Daniel Butler, Matthew Samuels, Eoin Reid. Curraghboy will now play Tibohine NS this Wednesday, June 18th at 5pm in Ballyleague. Meanwhile, Ballybay NS qualified for the large schools final after beating Abbey Boys Roscommon on a score line of 6-13 to 0-3. Playing into the wind in the first half, Ballybay were 5 points up at half-time. This was a very good all round team performance with Ballybay proving far too strong for their opposition in the second half, keeping Abbey Boys scoreless.  Ballybay will now play Boyle in the county final on Tuesday (tonight), June 17th at 5pm in Ballyleague.