Elphin GAA CLUB NOTES 18th June 2018

November 8, 2018


Elphin GAA Update June 18th

Adult Football

The Juniors had a good win on Friday last defeating Kilmore on a scoreline of 3-13 to 2-5; a great all round team effort. Well done to all the players and management. They take on Castlerea on Sunday next in the league at 2pm in Castlerea.

Elphin/Ballinameen Round-up

A massive well done to the Elphin Ballinameen U14s who defeated St Ciarans last Friday evening in the Shield Final.

St Ciarans won the toss and opted to play with strong breeze in 1st half. It was a ding dong contest throughout, with both goalkeepers on their toes,making some Wonderful saves,3 Exceptional beauties by Daniel Christie, in that 1st half,which help us to be well in the game at half-time, on a scoreline of St Ciarans 0-6, Elphin/Ballinameen 0-3.

Upon resumption of 2nd half, Elphin/Ballinameen scored 1 great goal through Evan Gunn and a point by John Finnerty, who amassed a total of 7 points, most from distance. Then Adam Dwyer scored a further 3 goals to add to his 2 point tally in 1st half, a Marvellous contribution. It finished up with Elphin/Ballinameen confirmed Champions on a scoreline of St Ciarans 0-6,Elphin/Ballinameen 4-9.

Everyone contributed considerably, with, notable Stand out performances from joint Captains, Adam Dwyer and Henry Dowd, from Dylan Scott, Daniel Christie, Casey Durr, Darragh Callaghan, John Anthony Quinn (who switched from half forward to half back, with wonderful success) Sam O’Rourke and last but by no means least, John Finnerty. All substitutes came on and made outstanding contributions in helping us across the line.

The Club wish to thank all the players and the Management Team of Padraig Costello and Tony Christie and recent addition Jack Durr for their outstanding contribution to date, leaving no stone un-turned,in preparing the Panel and helping to bring more silverware to the club.

The U12’s suffered a 0-7 to 0-11 defeat to St Michaels in the Keenan Cup earlier this evening (Monday).

The u6/u8/u10 teams had a very successful blitz in the Orchard on Saturday morning last against Tulsk. Great to see all our stars of the future out and involved. Big thanks to the coaches and everyone who helped on the day, also to everyone who provided refreshments.

Elphin LGFA

Wishing our u12 girls the best of luck in their Division 2B final v our neighbours Ballinameen. The game takes place in Kilglass on Tuesday at 6.45pm. Joint captains are Ruby Kearns (Elphin) & Sarah McLoughlin (Hillstreet). Best of luck girls & management team of Colm, Padraig & Triona.

Club Rossie

The 2018 Club Rossie annual draw takes place on July 9th. Club Rossie is the main income generator for our county teams and is a vital support to the work been done at all levels in Roscommon GAA. We urge anyone who can to become a member, Gold Membership costs €230 per year & Bronze €100. Membership, which includes entry to the draw, can be purchased/renewed online ( or by cheque/cash by contacting Eric Murray on 086 8276895 or Coman Brady on 086 6091106. Over the coming days we will be in touch with everyone from the club who purchased tickets last year.

Irish Water Safety Ireland Swimming Lessons

Irish Water Safety Ireland Swimming Lessons commence 18th – 20th & 23rd – 26th July 2018 (7 days excluding weekend). Children will be collected by bus at Church Car Park Elphin each morning @ 11.20am. Price €50 per child (including transport). For more information or to book your child’s place, contact Lorraine Dowd 086-2319664.

Do you want to get fit?

Did you miss out on the recent GAA Couch 2 5k? Well fear not, the group continues to train. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the Orchard at 8pm. We do a warm up and then we run 5k or more. We welcome newcomers and will help you get started on the road to fitness. You can start by walking and progress at your own pace. We look forward to seeing some new faces, male and female soon

Elphin GAA Lotto:

Theŕe was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The Numbers Drawn were 3, 12, 23 & 24. The Lucky Dips winners were Alfie McCrann, Noel Kearns, Michael and Ann Conroy, John Gill. This week’s jackpot €6,800. Entry is just €2, Envelopes are available in local shops or you can play here.