Elphin-Ballinameen Team claim first title
Pride of place goes this week goes to the Elphin-Ballinameen U12s who secured the Division Two Shield with a 1-9 to 1-8 victory over Oran. This was the first silverware won by the new combination and will hopefully be the first of many. Captain Evan Murray collected the Shield and as usual played an outstanding game. He was ably assisted by Darragh Gilligan, Colin McGrath, Adam Twocock, Sam & Jude O’Rourke, Daniel Christie, Evan Gunn, Henry Dowd, Dylan Scott, Michael Sharkey – who came off bench to score Crucial goal, as well as John Finnerty who scored 0-7. It was a real Team effort with entire panel playing their part; including Ellie Brady, Dylan Butler, James Brennan, Darragh Callaghan and Adam Dwyer who gave it their all. Many thanks to all the players and management team, those who orgainsed the homecoming and bought refreshments. A special word of thanks to Colm Finnerty who’s enthusiasm, energy, encouragement and vibrancy rubs of on his team everyday. His personal texts to parents, encouraging and praising the players, which mean a lot to all involved. A sincere thank you to Colm on behalf of the Club.
Congratulations to the Elphin-Kilmore U-14 Ladies who defeated Shannon Gaels by 5-6 to 3-11 in the Division Two League Final.
Well done to Evan Gunn who played at half-time in the Roscommon V Sligo Connacht Semi-Final.
Elphin 4-10 Strokestown 3-16
It was a mixed week for the Seniors. On Sunday, despite a number of comebacks, they suffered defeat to Strokestown in the Championship. Last Tuesday they qualified for the Leo Kenny Cup Semi-Final, defeating Coolaney/Mullinabrena by 2-11 to 1-9. They will face Charlestown in the Semi-Final with details TBC.
The Juniors are away to St Brigids B in the League on Friday at 8:30pm.
Best of luck to Aaron, Luke and the Roscommon Minors against Sligo in the Connacht Quarter-Final on Saturday.
Best of luck to the U-16s against Éire Óg in the Championship on Sunday at 12pm in the Orchard.
It’s a busy week for the U-14s. On Thursday they are away to St Michaels in the Championship at 7:30pm. On Saturday they will represent Roscommon in the Connacht Feile at the Connacht GAA Centre with their first game at 11:40am. Best of luck to all involved.
Elphin GAA Lotto
There was no winner of Sunday’s Club Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 1, 2, 15 and 16. The Lucky Dip winners were Aisling Rock, Longford; Sean Neary, Clooncullane; Curran Family, Castlerea and Pauric Tiernan, Mote Park. This week’s Jackpot is €7,600 and the Draw will be held in the Central Bar. Play now here/