Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes (30 October)
Our U21 footballers are through to the semi-finals of the county ‘B’ championship after a 2-10 to 1-7 victory over Coolera/Strandhill at Oxfield last Saturday. Stephen Regan’s spectacular second-half goal was the highlight of the game. We now face either Shamrock Gaels or Curry in a home semi-final in two weeks’ time. Saturday’s team was: Ronan McCormack, Aaron McCormack, Luke McDermott, Hugh Kisby, Colin Feeney, Ruairi McLoughlin, Stephen Regan 1-1, Cian Lally 0-4, Jude McGarry 0-1, Seán Power 0-2, Tom Armstrong 0-2, Seán Flanagan, Joseph Keyes 1-0. Subs used: Mark Devaney, David Brady, Cian Doyle, Tommy Monaghan, Ronan Devaney.
U21 Manager: Fergal O’Flaherty.
Congrats to Cian Lally and Seán Power who have been called up to new Sligo manager Cathal Corey’s preliminary county squad for 2018.
Junior Final Replay
Good luck to our junior footballers who replay their Lola Montez County ‘B’ Championship final against St Molaise Gaels this bank holiday Monday at Kent Park. Throw-in is at 1pm. There’ll be score updates on our Twitter feed @DrumcliffeRPGAA
This Monday night’s club meeting in Oxfield (Oct 30th) has been postponed because of the bank holiday weekend.
Masters Reach All-Ireland Final
One of our former players Ronan Keane rolled back the years at the weekend when he and the Sligo masters gaelic football team qualified for the All-Ireland Masters final after a win over Cavan in Drumlish. Sligo’s opponents in the the decider will be Mayo.
There were a number of happy Drumcliffe/Rosses Point club faces in Clones, Co Monaghan last Sunday. The Cannon clan were out in force at St Tiernach’s Park to watch their native Kilcar score a memorable Ulster club championship success against Scotstown by 1-16 to 1-6. Hugh Cannon (Snr) was a key member of the Kilcar 1980 senior football team which won the Donegal championship and also contested the Ulster club championship that year.
National Youth Forum
We had two club representatives at the GAA’s National Youth Forum in Croke Park last Saturday. Well done to Seán Keane and Paul O’Brien who represented club and county with distinction.
Scór Na Paistí
Rathcormac National School will host the inaugural Sligo Scór na Paistí competition on Sunday, November 12th, as part of the build-up to the county’s hosting of the All-Ireland Scór finals in 2018. The Scór na Paistí competition is designed specifically for Primary school children and features competitions ranging from singing, drama and recitation to set dancing. We are keen to ensure that are plenty of local entrants in this inaugural event.Contact Mary Power on 0876288718 for more info.
Congrats to our senior football team goalkeeper Ronan McCormack (Glen Upper) who was named as Summerhill College's Student of the Year for 2017 last week.Ronan received the school's top Leaving Certificate results. A special mention too for our U16 footballer Cian Oates who was named as the college’s Juvenile Player of the Year. It's the third year in a row that a DRP player has won this award (Ian O'Brien & Eoghan Smith are previous recipients).
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