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Kilmore GAA Club Notes 2nd March 2020

posted 2 Mar 2020, 07:42 by Brian Carroll

Junior league 
Our junior team get their 2020 campaign up and running this Sunday as we face St Brigids C team in Kilmore at 1pm. 

O Gara cup 
Our O Gara cup team will begin their 2020 league campaign on Saturday the 28th of March at 4.45pm when we face Éire Og in Kilmore. A full list of our junior and senior fixtures are on our website 

2020 membership is now due for renewal. Everyone who plays, uses the walkway or gym must be a paid up member of the club. Membership can be paid to Club registrar Gerry Fitzmaurice. To facilitate people to pay their membership a registration evening will take place this Saturday evening from 7.45pm to 8.30pm in the Clubrooms at Kilmore pitch. Everyone is asked to make sure and pay their membership as soon as possible. 

Due to unplayable pitches throughout the county as a result of the recent storms no underage combined teams played last weekend. For the week ahead there is one fixture provisionally set to play U16 Division 1 Combined Team v Roscommon Gaels for Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm at Lisnamult. Also a reminder of the U14 Combined Teams Table Quiz to be held at The Bush Hotel at 8.30pm on this Friday the 6th of March. Doors open at 8pm. This Table Quiz is to raise funds for the U14 Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronan’s Team who will be representing Roscommon at Feile 2020 as Roscommon Division 1 Champions. All Support and Donations on the night welcome to obtain funding to send this group of players to Feile 2020 on the weekend of the 26th - 28th June in Donegal/Derry/Tyrone. 

Other news 
Well done to Ronnie & Mairead who won our 50/50 jackpot of €600.  Our €25 winners were as follows -Tom Murray (yearly winner), JJ McWeeney, Gerard Gill and Trevor Hunt. Our bonus draw 5 winners for the ticket to win the house in london is as follows - Carmelita Caslin, Kevin Geoghan, Anthony Carroll Jnr, Gerry Connellan and JJ McWeeney. Thanks to Carmelita Caslin and her team of sellers. Next on selling duty is Gerry Tiernans team. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 24th February 2020

posted 2 Mar 2020, 07:41 by Brian Carroll

Minor board quiz 
Our minor Committee are hosting a table quiz in aid of our U-14 team of Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans combined team who will be participating in Feile 2020. The quiz will take place on Friday night the 6th of March 2020 in the Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon getting underway at 8.30pm. Tables of 4 cost just €40. Please put this date on your diary and your support is appreciated. 

Finance meeting 
It is hoped to hold a finance club meeting this week. Notification of meeting will be circulated via the group. 

Kilmore GAA are looking for volunteers who are willing to take on the job of a referee. At current time we have no active referee in the club and we need to supply someone. Anyone who is interested in doing an upcoming course is asked to contact Brian Carroll 0872420896 or Michael McGuire ‭0872716442‬. Courses are on the 7th, 14th and 28th of March. It is vital that our club supplies at least 1 referee. 

Coaching course 
A level 1 coaching course is coming up in the near future. Anyone interest in participating is asked to contact our coaching officer Donal Carroll 0868277893

All membership options within the club are now open and due for renewal. We have our annual gold membership of €250 which gives entry to our annual draw and also 3 entries into our 50/50 draw each week. All player, gym, walkway, underage, juvenile and social membership is now due for renewal and can be to our club registrar Gerry Fitzmaurice 0872756446 or our Club treasurer Carmelita Caslin ‭0868596474‬. Please note everyone must be a paid member before using our facilities. 

Other news 
Our 50/50 draw will take place on this Sunday night in the Kilmore Inn at 9.30pm. Carmelita Caslins team are on selling duty. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish. Everyone is reminded that 5 lucky people from the draw will enter a draw in a few weeks to win a ticket in the Roscommon GAA draw to win an apartment in london. Kilmore GAA extends its sympathy to the Keena Family and everyone in the Clann Na nGael Club on the recent sudden death of well known referee and Clann Na nGael member Morgan Keena. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 17th February 2020

posted 17 Feb 2020, 08:44 by Brian Carroll

Presentation night 
Our annual presentation night too place on Saturday night last in the Silver Eel. Thanks to everyone who came on the night and supported the event. The award winners were as follows minor board personality of the year Damien Devaney, Senior personality of the year Gerry Tiernan, Junior player of the year Cathal Carney and senior player of the year Paul McElhone. Special thanks to Colin and the Silver Eel for sponsoring the music on the night. 

50/50 draw 
Well done to Trevor Hunt who won our 50/50 jackpot of €308. Our €25 winners were as follows -Carmelita Caslin (yearly winner)-David Kilduff -Pat Clyne -Conor Hanly. Our  bonus draw 5 winners for the ticket to win the house in london is as follows -Shane McElhone -Tom Murray - Monica McPhillips -Karol Foley-Sarah McLoughlin Thanks to Mervyn Foley and his team of sellers. Next in selling duty is Pamela McGaurans team.

Due to Storm Dennis this weekend a lot of the underage fixtures were postponedOur U14 Division 1 combined team were the winners over Roscommon Gaels in Croghan on Saturday the 15th February in very difficult conditions. This was the only fixture for our underage teams completed.U14 Combined Team Division 1 are due to play Oran/Croans on Saturday 22/02/20 at 1pm in EnfieldOur U16 Division 1 combined teams are to playSt Brigids on Tues 18/02/20 in Kiltoom at 7.30pm and later again in the week againstRoscommon Gaels on Sunday 23/02/20 at 12pm in LisnamutOur U18 Division 1 Combined team are due to play Roscommon Gaels in Croghan on Saturday 22/02/20 at 12 pm. 

Other news 
The Club congratulates Aine Caslin and Darragh Heavey who recently got engaged. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 4th February 2020

posted 5 Feb 2020, 04:41 by Brian Carroll

Presentation night
Our annual presentation night takes place in the Silver Eel on Saturday the 15th of February getting underway at 9pm. The night will consist of a meal followed by the presentation of the 2019 awards followed by live music. Tickets will go on sale this week. 

London V Roscommon 
London will play Roscommon on Saturday the 2nd of May 2020 in london. A number of people from the parish have indicated that they would be interested in traveling Over for the weekend. It is hoped to organise flights from Dublin to london on the Friday and back on the Sunday. Flights and hotel will cost approx €350 for the weekend per person. Anyone interested in travelling is asked to contact Brian Carroll 0872420896 before this Wednesday the 5th of February as we will be booking the flights on this Wednesday.

The club thanks everyone for their support for the registration night. Membership can still be paid to Club registrar Gerry Fitzmaurice. 

Best wishes 
Kilmore GAA Club wishes Shane Killoran of Elphin a speedy recovery following the injury he picked up playing for Roscommon at the weekend. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 27th January 2020

posted 27 Jan 2020, 09:23 by Brian Carroll

Club Draw
Our final club draw of 2019 took place on St Stephens day and the following were the winners €1,000 Neil Treacy, €400 Marian Vesey, €200 Joe Tiernan, €100 Stephen Gannon, yealry 50/50 ticket Carmelita Caslin. Thanks to everyone for their support and we will have our draw details for 2020 very soon. 

Intermediate team
The club wishes our new team manager Cian Smith and his management team the very best of luck for 2020. 

Registration Evening 
Our annual registration evening will take place this Friday evening the 31st of January 2020 at the clubrooms from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. We have restructured our membership fees for 2020 and they are as follows. Child (U-18) €25, 3 plus children is total of €60. Non player full member €30, social member (includes walkway) €25, adult player €100 (this includes gym) and adult player to include annual club draw is €150. Student is €70 (includes gym) and student is €120 to include annual club draw. For anyone who just wants to join the gym it will cost €50. We also have our annual gold membership which will be €250 for 2020. This will include full membership of club (gym included), entry into the annual draw, 3 entries into the 50/50 draw for months. All membership can be paid on Friday evening at the pitch. 

50/50 draw 
Our 50/50 draw tickets will go on sale again starting from the 1st of Debruary and Mervyn Foleys team are on selling duty. Our 1st 50/50 draw of 2020 will take place on Sunday the 16th of February in the Silver Eel. We have added a new prize this year to our 50/50 draw. As well as our jackpot and four prizes of €25 we will also be drawing out 5 names from each draw, these 5 names will qualify for a special draw which will take place very 3 months with a different prize. The first draw will take place at the end of April and the prize for this draw will be a ticket into the Roscommon GAA draw to win an apartment in London. 

Annual Awards night 
Our annual awards night will take place in February and exact details will be confirmed later in the week. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 16th December 2019

posted 17 Dec 2019, 15:11 by Brian Carroll

Our annual General meeting took place on Saturday evening last. The meeting was well attended. The following committee was elected for 2020 Presidents Peter Joe Fitzmaurice, Teresa Kenoy, Joe Gilfillan, Chairperson JJ MCWeeney, Vice-Chairperson Anthony Carroll, Secretary Michael McGuire, Assistant Secretary Clare Connellan, Treasurer Carmelita Caslin, Assistant Treasurer Shane McElhone, PRO Brian Carroll, Minor Board Chairperson Nicoal Craughwell, Minor Secretary Darren Kearns, Registrar Gerry Fitzmaurice, Senior Manager Vacant, Junior manager Mervyn Foley, Health officer Ciara Mcguire, Coaching officer Donal Carroll, Children officer Jennifer Connellan, County board delegates Michael Mcguire & Gerry Tiernan, history 
committee Tommie Kenoy, Players rep Jack Sharkey, Scor officer Michael Mcguire, Ladies rep Jamie Sharkey, Rounders rep Clare Connellan. The club thanks our outgoing Chairperson Gerry Tiernan after his 3 year term came to an end at the weekend. thanks to Gerry for all his work and dedication over the past 3 years. The club also thanks Damien Devaney who has finished up as minor board secretary for all his work for the club. Thanks to everyone who served in positions and stepped down at the weekend and thanks to everyone who took up new positions. The club also thanks our senior team manager Gerry Garvey and his management team for all their work over the past 2 years with the team. 

Peter Joes card game 
Peter Joes annual card game takes place this Sunday night the 22nd of December getting underway at 9.30pm in Brackens. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish from the usual sellers. Tickets cost just €5. 

The annual Christmas ladies 8K walk/run takes place on St Stephens day getting under way at 12pm at the pitch. Registration from 11.30am and cost is €10 for adults and €5 for kids. 


In June of this year our combined U14 team took part in the All-Ireland Feile which was hosted by Connacht GAA. It was a wonderful weekend for our clubs both as a competing team as well as a host club to teams from Tipperary, Leitrim , Roscommon , Meath and Western Australia. In the opening rounds we recorded wins over Elphin Ballinameen, Clara from Kilkenny and our host team Arravale Rovers from Tippeary town. We defeated Milltown from Galway in the All-Ireland quarterfinal and we defeated St Mary’s from Ardee Co Louth in the All-Ireland Semi-final.  We had deservedly earned our place in the All Ireland Final where we faced Drumhowan Gaels from County Monaghan on the 30th of June in Claremorris. We were very evenly matched against our All Ireland opposition and there was never more than three points between the teams at any stage in a final full of tension and drama. We went a point up in the last quarter and it looked like we were on our way to All Ireland glory, but Monaghan scored the next two points to win by a single score. Despite the huge disappointment we had a wonderful weekend of football both on the playing field and as a host club and host venue. In Kilmore over the Feile weekend we hosted 5 games for our visiting clubs of Western Australia, Oran ( Roscommon), St Brigids from Leitrim, Bective Canninstown from County Meath and Arravale Rovers from Tippeary town. 

 The Feile Committee would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the following groups.

The Host families who opened their homes for the weekend and provided food and accommodation to the players and coaches from Tippeary  Host Families: Kennedys, Wynne’s , Murrays, Taylors, Flanagan’s, O Connors , Lowes, Dwyer’s , Devaney’s , McElhone’s, Holahan’s, McKeon’s and Caslin.      

Feile Sponsors Between new team sports kit for the players, food and entertainment for the teams including our host team, and food for the 5 teams, coaches and supporters visiting Kilmore, Leitrim Crystal plaque presentations to Western Australia and Arravale Rovers the total Feile bill came to just over €3,000. All of this was financed by very generous sponsorship from the following Door Motion (Paddy Murray)

Supermacs, Carrick on Shannon, Taylor Cleaning Services ( Tom Taylor), Masonite International ( Gerard Holahan) ,National Automation, McHugh’s Carrick on Shannon, Connacht Gold / Homeland
PC Cabs ( Paul Corcoran ), John Craughwell, A number of parents who made contributions towards the team kit. Support team based in Kilmore Thanks to the support team based at the pitch in Kilmore for the host games who served up 400 portions of sandwiches to the visiting teams , coaches , officials and supporters. 

Barbara Devaney, Patricia Holahan, Clare Collins, Josie Munnelly, Teresa Kenoy, Aoife Devaney , Maeve Holahan, Deirdre Devaney, Rachel Devaney, Sarah McLoughlin & Olivia Munnelly. 

Thanks to Shane McElhone and Brian Carroll for their work at the pitch over the weekend and thanks to the line’s men and umpires for the host games Gerry Tiernan, Michael McGuire , Niall McLoughlin and Aaron Devaney. Thanks to the Dangan Community Centre committee for the use of the centre for entertaining our host team and to Gary Kelleher for putting on the disco on the Saturday night.    

 Team and Coaches. Huge congratulations to the team on coming so close to All Ireland glory and to the coaching and backup team of Paddy Murray, John Craughwell, Bobby Lowe, Kevin Creighton, Harry Rhynn, Lorna Kennedy and Ian Bushell.  The three combined clubs worked very well together in association with the Shannon Gales ladies committee in preparation for the Feile for several weeks before the event and over the course of the weekend. There was 836 games played in 48 hours by 352 teams with 176 clubs acting as host clubs. It was a mammoth task in organising such an event and great credit must go to the Roscommon GAA County Board, Connacht GAA and to the event sponsor John West. The Feile weekend show cases and represents the very best that is our unique “Gaelic Athletic Association”. Kilmore Shannon Gales and St Ronans look forward to Feile 2020 where we will be the Div 1 representatives from County Roscommon in the competition hosted by Donegal, Tyrone and Derry.

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 9th December 2019

posted 12 Dec 2019, 06:48 by Brian Carroll

The minor board AGM was held on the 6th of December in the club rooms. Thanks to those who attended. The positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer are to be filled for 2020. 

Card game 
Peter Joes annual 25 card game takes place on Sunday 22nd December in Bracken’s Hillstreet. Tickets are on sale for €5 from the usual sellers. 

Our Annual General Meeting takes place this Saturday in the Clubrooms getting underway at 6pm. 

The annual hospice auction was a great success and we are delighted to say approx €9,500 was raised at last nights auction in the Kilmore Inn. This figure will be confirmed shortly as we are still receiving donations. Thanks very much to everyone who donated money, sponsored items for the auction, purchased items at the auction last night and also purchased raffle tickets last night. Thanks also to everyone who helped out organising the auction and helping out on the night.We also received a donation from Elphin Mart of €3,600 and we thank them very much for that very generous donation. This brings our total raised to over €13,000.Thanks again to everyone for all their support and help with this annual fundraiser and we look forward to the auction in December 2020!

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 2nd December 2019

posted 2 Dec 2019, 07:03 by Brian Carroll

Our Combined U13 Feile team defeated St Domincs in the Div1 Feile final and will now represent Roscommon in the 2020 Feile to be held in Donegal Tyrone and Derry next June. Well done to the players and coaches on achieving the status of the top team in Roscommon at this age group. Our U12 team was defeated in the Kennan cup final by a strong Elphin Ballinameen team. Well done to all the players and the coaches Darren Kerins and Nicola Craughwell on a great year for our U12 group. The AGM of Kilmore Minor Board takes place on Friday's next the 6th of December in the club rooms at 8pm sharp. Nominations for the positions of Secretary, Chairperson and Treasurer to be forwarded to Michael McGuire Kilmore Secretary in advance of the senior board AGM. 

Ground of the year 
Kilmore GAA club were awarded the 2019 Roscommon GAA club ground of the year. This is a great honour for our club to receive this award. We now go forward to represent Roscommon at the Connacht GAA awards night which take place this Friday night in the Connacht Centre of excellence. 

The Minor Ladies were defeated by St Dominics in the Championship semi-final. Thanks to the girls, parents and management for their effort throughout the year.  

Executive meeting 
There will be a short executive (management) meeting on Tuesday at 9pm at the club rooms to make arrangements for attendance at the Connacht Council function and finalize items for our AGM.

Scor Na nOg 
Well done to all our representatives who took part in Scor Na Nog last Friday week and have now qualified for the County final on Sunday 15th of December, Grace Collins (solo singing), Matthew Ffrench (Recitation), Aoife McGowan, Grace Collins, Joe McKeon, Chelsea McLoughlin and Luke Creighton (ballad group) and Aoife McGowan, Annie Holmes, Cathal McKeon, Conal Creighton and Luke Creighton in (instrumental group). Well done to everyone who took party and those who helped prepare the participants. The Scor Na nOg quiz will take place on Sunday the 15th of December. Anyone interested in taking part in a team of 4 please contact Clare Connellan 0879471081 early this week. 

Hospice Auction 
The 2019 annual Hospice Auction takes place on this Saturday night December 7th at 9.30pm in the Kilmore Inn. All donations are welcome, gifts, vouchers, hampers, bales, cakes etc. Anyone who wishes to donate anything for the auction is asked to contact any of the following Ann McMahon 0872744358, Brian Carroll 0872420896 or Maureen McGuire 0868535527. This is a fantastic community event & we hope to have your continued support this year. We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Club AGM 
Our Annual General Meeting of the club will take place on Saturday the 14th of December at 6pm in the Clubrooms. Nomination forms and motions must be sent to club secretary Michael McGuire before this Sunday the 8th of December. 

St Stephens Day 8K 
Kilmore GAA ladies club will hold an 8K walk/run on St Stephens Day. The event will get underway at 12pm at Kilmore GAA grounds with registration beginning at 11.30am. The event costs just €10 per adult and €5 per child. 

Peter Joes Card Game 
Peter Joes annual card game will take place on Sunday night the 22nd of December 2019 in Bracken’s bar Hillstreet. Tickets cost just €5 and will be on sale from the usual sellers very soon. 

50/50 Draw 
Well done to Margaret Murphy (Dublin) who won our 50/50 jackpot of €429 on Sunday night last. Our €25 winners were as follows  David Connellan (yearly), Colm Garvey, Marty Burke and Michael Flynn. Thanks to Clare Connellan and her team of sellers. The 50/50 draw will now take a break until January 2020 and we thank everyone for their support with the draw in 2019. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 25th November 2019

posted 2 Dec 2019, 07:02 by Brian Carroll

Hard luck to our U-20 team who were defeated on Saturday evening last by Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult. 

Our combined U13 Feile team recorded a good win over Roscommon Gaels in the Div 1 semifinal under lights in Lisamult last Tuesday evening. We will now play St Dominic in the Roscomon feile final on Wednesday evening in Strokestown at 7:30pm. The winner will represent Roscommon in the 2020 feile in Ulster next June. Please try and get to Strokestown on Wednesday eve to support the lads.The U12 Kennan cup final is still scheduled for next Sat in Boyle but this is dependent on the other semifinal been played this week. 

Our Minors play St. Dominics in the Championship semi-final at 8pm Friday night in Kilbride. All support welcome. Congratulations to Olivia Munnelly who won in the Roscommon LGFA draw.

Hospice auction 
Just under 2 weeks to go until our annual Hospice auction which takes place on Saturday night December 7th at 9.30pm in the Kilmore Inn. All donations are welcome, gifts, vouchers, hampers, bales, cakes etc. Anyone who wishes to donate anything for the auction is asked to contact any of the following Ann McMahon 0872744358, Brian Carroll 0872420896 or Maureen McGuire 0868535527. This is a fantastic community event & we hope to have your continued support this year. We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Other news 
Our 50/50 draw takes place this Sunday night in Earleys Hillstreet at 10pm and Clare Connellans team are on selling duty. The club congratulates Gary & Sinead Connellan on the birth of their daughter Sophie. 

Kilmore GAA Club Notes 18th November 2019

posted 22 Nov 2019, 15:30 by Brian Carroll

Well done to our U-20 team of Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans who defeated Éire Og/Michael Glaveys on Sunday last on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-13. We now face Roscommon Gaels this Sunday at 1pm in Lisnamult. 

The club extends best wishes to Caelan Bracken who suffered a serious leg injury in Kilmore today during an U13 Feile game. We hope Caelan, who is a very talented and committed Kilmore player, will make a speedy recovery. Thanks to all who helped out in Kilmore today especially Lorna Kennedy for her professional care of Caelan in advance of the arrival of the ambulance. Congrats to our combined U14 team who won the Div2 championship. Well done to the players and management on a great year for this group of players. They got to the league final, won the championship and lost out by the narrowest of margins in the All Ireland Feile Div 7 final against a team from Monaghan over a memorable Feile weekend in June. The U13 Feile game against Roscommon Gaels was abandoned in Kilmore today and will be refixed. The Kennan cup U12 final will probably be played on Saturday the 30th of November in Boyle. 

Other news 
Well done to David Hunt who won our 50/50 jackpot of €467. Our €25 winners were as follows - Michael McGuire (yearly ticket) - Eoghan Sweeney- Doreen Hunt- Kevin Caslin Thanks to Trevor Hunt and his team of sellers. Next on selling duty is Clare Connellans team. The club wishes Padraig Pearses the best of luck this Sunday in the Connacht senior club final. The annual hospice auction takes place in the Kilmore Inn on Saturday the 7th of December. 

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