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Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes (10 July)

Commiserations to our club player Jack McLoughlin and the Sligo minor footballers who were beaten by Galway in last Sunday’s Connacht minor football at Salthill. The summer is still alive for the team as they now prepare for an All-Ireland quarter-final against the Ulster champions (Derry/Cavan).

There was all-Ireland glory for two of our girls U16 footballers at the weekend. Sophie McDonagh and Tara Donohoe are part of the Sligo U16 team which lifted the All-Ireland ‘C’ title in Kinnegad last Saturday after beaten Westmeath in the final. Congrats to all involved. 

Good luck to our boys U16 footballers who host Owenmore Gaels in their Division 3 league semi-final at Oxfield this Monday evening at 7pm.

Benbulben Gaels minor hurlers play their re-arranged and inaugural championship match against Tourlestrane/Curry on Tuesday evening at 7pm. This is the first time that the club has fielded an U18 hurling team in the Sligo championship and so the match marks an important milestone in the ongoing development of hurling at DRP. 

Our ladies intermediate footballers begin their club championship campaign for 2017 this Sunday morning (16th) when they travel to south Sligo to play CT Gaels in their opening group game at 10am. We’re in a three-time group along with Calry/St Joseph’s whom we play on July 30th. We wish the players and manager Mike Healy the very best of luck.

The senior men’s footballers resume their Furey’s Coaches Division 1 league campaign this Sunday afternoon with a trip to Gurteen to play Eastern Harps at 1pm. This is our penultimate league match and we need one more win from our two remaining matches to be sure of avoiding the drop to Division 2. 

Our junior men’s footballer have an important league match in Division 4 on Friday evening when they travel to Monsignor Hynes Park in Grange to play neighbours St Molaise Gaels at 8pm.

A member of that team, Conor Kenny from Rosses Point, gave a powerful interview on RTÉ Radio last week, sharing his experiences of working as a Doctor aboard the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) boat, MV Aquarius, in the Mediterranean earlier this year, to provide care for some of those affected by the ongoing migrant crisis. You can listen back to the interview by visiting the club’s Facebook page.

The girls U12 footballers began their championship campaign last Friday with a defeat to CT Gaels. The U12 championship is played on a round-robin basis. Our boys U12 football teams play Eastern Harps this Tuesday evening at 7.

Our thanks to St Mary's GAA club for hosting our U6 nursery footballers in a very enjoyable fun blitz at Kent Park last Saturday morning.This Saturday’s GAA Nursery coaching session at Oxfield for our U6-U10 footballers will be the final one before we take a summer break for a few weeks. Coaching will resume towards the end of August. Parents will be notified of the restart date in due course.

More than 100 children have already registered for the Drumcliffe/Rosses Point Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp, which takes place next week (July 17-21st) in Oxfield. The Cúl Camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-13 years and there is still time register online. See the club’s Facebook page/website for info and booking details or contact our local Cúl Camp coordinator Mary Power on 0876288718.

Tickets are on sale for the new Club Lotto for 2017/18. Tickets cost €50 which will guarantee you entry for 12 monthly jackpot draws as well as an All-Ireland ticket final draw in September. The Jackpot starts at €4450. Tickets are available from any club officer or contact Club Treasurer Mary Carway on 0864181201.