St. Stephens day Wren. (26-12-14)
Fergus Rovers had another very succesful day hunting the wren with three different crews covering areas from Ballyea to Frure. Well done to Rita Donnelly and Sean O Sullivan for organising help for the day with some great musicians on display. Thanks to all who provided food, transport and to the collectors and dancers and to all who supported us on the day.
Fergus Rovers hoodies for sale (16-12-14)
A limited amount of Fergus Rovers Malley hoodies with club crest are for sale. Contact 086 3113686 for more details if requried.
Work is underway to organise the Wren for St. Stephens day. This is a great club fundraiser with a lot of help required on the day from drivers, musician and collector.
Fergus Rovers annual general meeting will be held on Friday night 23rd of January 2015 with the venue to be confirmed. All managers will provide a report on their team during the year along with Maureen Stephens treasures report, Chairman Sean O Sullivans report and Edel Carmody will provide her secetaries report. Sean O Sullivan and Edel Carmody have confirmed they will not be standing for their positions in 2015.
December county Board draw.(4-12-14)
The December county board draw was made at the A.G.M on Tuesday evening. The 150 euro winners were Clare Hestor 241 (Fergus Rovers), Majella Lillis 38 (Cooraclare), Pat Scanlon / Senan Clancy 258 (Fergus Rovers), Lisa Mullins 181 (Moy), Noel Lahiffe 46 (Miltown), John Torpey 84 (Doora Barefield). The club winner of 300 euro was Doora Barefield. There was also a Christmas bonus draw with Geraldine De Sousa 23 (clooney Quin) collecting 300 euro, Mr. and Mrs John Foran 213 (West Clare Gaels) winning 200 euro and Nollaig Griffin/ Orla Griffin / Rita Donnelly 120 (Fergus Rovers) collecting 100 euro.
Club meeting on Saturday evening (12-11-14
This Saturday 15th Nov. at 5pm in Frure there will be a club meeting to discuss nominations for positions on the county board and any other motions the club would like to submit regarding fixtures, tournaments and any other issues. All mentors and mentors of teams are asked to attend.
Minors lose shield final(1-11-14)
The final game for Fergus Rovers in 2014 ended in dissapointment with the minors losing the shield final to Burren Gaels. Rovers started well and had 1-2 on the board before Burren Gaels registered their first score. The points from Aine McSweeney and Ava O Malley. The goal was well worked with Alana Harahan passing to the net after a great move which included Fionnula Nagle, Sarah Mullins and Chloe Quilivan. The north Clare sides made a quick reply to this score when they got four points without reply to leave just a point between the sides. Alana Hanrahan got her sides second goal midway through the half after Ciara Hartigan had hit the cross bar and with the rebound falling to Alana she finished well. Rovers failed to score for the remainder of the half. Full back Meabh McCarthy was playing well along with wing back Aine Slattery to soak up the pressure. However on the stroke of half time the killer blow came when county minor player Katie Connole scored a goal. Half time score Fergus Rovers 2-2 Burren Gaels 1-6. Katie Connole got the first score of the second half a point with a like reply from aRachel Hill free. Chloe Quilivan levelled the game on 45 minutes. Connole again came to the fore with her second goal and points from Lauren Crowe and Katie Flanagan. Aine McSweeney and Ava O Malley had Rovers final two points. The final score was Fergus Rovers 2-6 to 2-9. Fergus Rovers team was Gillean Grffin, Lauren Hill, Meabh McCarthy, Brid Garry, Aine McSweeney, Joanne Kelly, Fionnula Nagle, Rachel Hill (1pt f), Ciara Hartigan, Aine McSweeney (2pt), Lauren Griffin (cpt), Chloe Quilivan (1pt), Alana Hanrahan (2-0) Ava O Malley (2pt) and Sarah Mullins. Lorraine Kelly for Brid Garry, Rebecca Cahill for Fionnulla Nagle. Sinead Considine, Hannah Downes, Ciara Sheehan, Cathy Casey, Helena Coffey and Sharon Cummins. The management team of Tom Hill, Tommy Clohessy, Imelda Griffin and Martina Hartigan.
Minor Shield final refixed. (29-10-14)
Saturday at 1pm in Gurteen Fergus Rovers will play Burren Gaels in the Minor shield final. Please come and support the girls.
Minor Shield final called off (18-10-14)
The minor final between Fergus Rovers and Burren Gaels on Friday evening was cancelled due to poor lighting in Quilty pitch. Referee Paul Hickey made the call in the best interest for the safety of players. Both teams had completed their warm ups when the decision was made. It is now not know when the game will be played.
Minor Shield final switched to Friday 17-10-14
The Minor Shield final between Fergus Rovers and Burren Gaels has been switched to Friday evening in Quilty at 8pm.
Minor Shield final (10-10-14)
On sunday 19th October the minors will play Burren Gaels in a shield final. Both teams met already in round 1 of the championship when Rovers had a five point victory. Time and venue have yet to be confirmed.
Gaelic For Mothers and Others(10-10-14)
Fergus Rovers will head to Dublin for the National G4M&O's Blitz which takes place at Naomh Mearnog G.A.A Grounds on Saturday 18th October.
Website a huge success (10-10-14)
Fergus Rovers website has been a huge success with well over 91 thousand hits since launch day on June 2011. It is expected to reach 100,000 hits early in 2015.
Rovers do well in 7s (29-9-14)
Fergus Rovers played Inniskean from Monaghan in the first of their four group games. The half time score Rovers were up 2-4 to 2-3 with scores from Laura Hanrahan (1-0), Lauren Grififn(1-0), Aine McSweeney (0-1) and Orla Griffin 3pts two from frees. In the second half Laura Hanrahan added a point as did Lorraine Kelly. Orla Griffin scored 1-3 in the final 10 minutes but it was not enough to secure a win losing 4-7 to 3-9.
The second game they played Clashmore/Kinsalebeg from Cork where they earned a draw with scores from Laura Hanrahan (2-0), Clare Hester (1-3), Orla Griffin (0-3f) and Lorraine Kelly (0-2). Laura Hanrahan equalised with a last gasp goal to secure a point.
Next up was Summerhill of Meath where Rovers needed a win to keep any chance of going throught to the next round, with scores from Ciara Hartigan (1-3 , Clare Hester 2-1) and Orla Griffin (1-1) they entered the break ahead and second half scores from Triona Melican (0-1) Laura Hanrahan (0-1), Lorraine Kelly (1-2), Carmel McGuane 0-1f) sealed the win on a final score Summerhill 3-7 Fergus Rovers 5-8.
In the final group game Rovers played the host club Naomh Mearnog with the goals coming from Laura, Lauren, Clare and Orla to seal a comfortable win 4-3 to 04.
The Lissycasey/Ballynacally side now waited on other results to decide if they went to the semi finals of the shield competition or a point shoot out and it was the later,with five different players taking frees from 30m they advanced to the next stage.
In the semi final they played another Monaghan team in Corduff with Rovers up at half time 1-4 to 6pts they lost the game on a final score of 1-12 to 2-7. Scorers in the second half Laura Hanrahan (0-1), Ciara Hartigan (0-1), Ciara Hartigan (0-1) Lorraine Kelly (0-1) and Clare Hestor (0-1). The remaining panel members from the above scoreres was Aoife Clohessy, Rachel Hill. Well done to all (photos to follow).
Next Friday night there will be an end of season night out for the Intermediate team who will join the G4M&O's at Fanny O'Deas for complimentary food. There will also be music.
Mothers and Others (29-9-14)
Fergus Rovers Mothers and Others played at half time in the Intermediate final between Down and Fermanagh in Croke Park last Sunday . Their opposition were St. John Bosco from Down.
Two Teams to play in Dublin this weekend (23-9-14)
On Saturday the Intermediate panel will take part in the Tesco All Ireland Intermediate 7 a side competition in Portmarnock. The first game will be at 10.30am. They will play four matches (10 mins per half) in the group stages. The top two teams in each group will advance to the later stages. The other teams in the group are Naomh Mearnóg (Dublin), Summerhill (Meath), Inniskean (Monaghan) and Clashmore/Kinsalebeg (Waterford). The panel is confined to twelve as per the regulations but a large group will attend.
On Sunday Gaelic4Mothers&Others will play at half time in one of the All Ireland Finals in Croke Park. A panel of 10 players and two mentors are only allowed by Croke Park so a draw took place to decide the panel. The team is Patricia O Malley, Marie Clancy, Breda Nugent, Christina O Sullivan, Elaine Garry, Joan Leahy, Madeline Brassil, Tricia Hill, Anne Weaver and Sinead Murphy. Sean O Sullivan and Matthew O Shea will manage the team. The remaining panel members are Ann Hill, Mairead Hayes, Mary McSweeney, Caroline Howard, Imelda Griffin, Leona Clohessy, Lorraine Keane, Marie O Leary, Monica Mullins, Patricia Meaney, Rita Downes, Tina O Gorman, Sheila Maher, Brid Culligan and Anne Marie Wragg. The other mentors who helped during the year were Danny Lynch and Tom Hill. Ann Hanrahan helped with First Aid.
Two winners of Forcast the Score(23-9-14)
There were two winners of ''Forecast the score'' in the Donegal v Kerry All Ireland Final. No one had the exact score but closest was Meabh McCarthy and Vera Casey who will both receive a cheque for €250 each. Well done to all who sold cards and helped in any way in particular Paula Donnelly and Maureen Stephens.
U12s lose B Final (22-9-14)
On Sunday morning Fergus Rovers u12s played their B final against The Banner in Clooney Quinn G.A.A. grounds. After waiting for months to play their final two games which was not ideal Rovers lost to a very strong Banner outfit. Banner started very well with early goals but the Lissycasey / Ballynacally team regrouped at half time and had a spirited second half display. Final score Banner 7-3 Fergus Rovers 2-1. The football season is now complete for this group and will have a day out in Quazor next Sunday. Well done to mentors Kevin Cotter, Kevin Hill, Tim Ryan, Imelda Griffin and Mairead Hayes for their time and effort since last March.
Minors lose to Kilmihil (18-09-14)
Fergus Rovers were defeated 4-13 to 5-04 in round 3 of the minor championship at Lissycasey main pitch this evening.
U 14s defeated in semi final (15-09-14)
The U 14s were defeated by a very strong Doora Barefield side in the A semi final at Wolfe Tones, Shannon this evening. 5-11 to 0-06 was the final score. Doora Barefield will now play Banner Ladies in the final.
U 14A semi final (13-09-14)
Fergus Rovers will play Doora Barefield in the semi final of the A championship on Monday evening Sept 15th. As of today Saturday (13th) the venue had not been confirmed due to difficuly securing a venue
Minors v Kilmihil on Thursday. (13-09-14)
Fergus Rovers will play Kilmihil in their third minor championship match on Thursday Sept. 18th at Lissycasey Main pitch at 7p.m.
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others panel will travel to Croke Park for the TG4 Ladies Football All-Irelans finals on Sunday 28th September where they will play during one of the half time breaks. Croke park rules only allow 10 playing members and two mentors, A draw took place to decide which players would play. Sean O Sullivan and Matt Shea will manage the team. The same weekend the Intermediate panel will take part in the Tesco 7 a side competition on the Saturday where they will play a minimum of three games. The following day they will be in Croke park for the finals.
U8s game v Kilmihil and Shannon Gaels(11-9-14)
On Saturday morning (time to be confirmed) the u8s will travel to Labasheeda to play teams from Kilmihil and the local side Shannon Gaels. This group have a lot of training done over the last few months and it is hoped a lot of parents will travel to support the girls. On Saturday 27th September they will be away to Doora Barefield.
U10s blitz (11-9-14)
It was expected the u10s would take part in the Cooraclare blitz this weekend, however tthis has now been cancelled and they will train in Ballynacally as usual at 10am.
Semi Finals (11-9-14)
On Thursday evening 1-9-14 the u12 panel will play Kilrush in the semi final while on Monday 15th the U14s will play Doora Barefield with time and venue to be confirmed.
u12 County Development squad (8-9-14)
Ava Cotter, Aine Garry,& Savina Browne have been taking part in Our U12 County Development squad this year. They have travelled to Tipperary, & Waterford earlier this year & competed very well in all their county Blitz’s.. With over a Dozen training sessions under there belts next weekend the 13th of September they will be competing in Clarecastle with 20 teams from 7 counties taking part. Clare will have 3 teams competing with Ava, Aine & Savina on the same team, mentored by Kevin Cotter (Fergus Rovers). The other mentors are Marie Egan (Kilmihil), Paul O Driscoll (Kilrush), Patrica Donnellan (Kildysart) & coordinator & Manager Mick Edwards-Murphy (Kilrush).
Banner, Kilmihil and Eire Og claim county titles (8-9-14)
The Banner collected their 4th senior title in a row with an easy win over West Clare Gaels in Doonbeg yesterday evening. This game was over as a contest after ten minutes when the Banner registered 9points to no score. The final score Banner 2-22 West Clare Gaels 0-5.
In the intermediate final Kilmihil also recorded an easy win over Burren Gaels played in Eire Og grounds on Sunday. (score to follow)
Eire Og won the junior final beating Kilrush.
Mothers and Others play in Croke Park (4-9-14)
Fergus Rovers Mothers and Others will participate in the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football finals half time Exhibition games on Sunday 28th September in Croke park. The six teams that will play are Fergus Rovers (Clare), Milford (Donegal), Curry (Sligo), Athlone (westmeath), St.John Bosco (Down), Kilbride (Roscommon).
County final time (4-9-14)
The Banner will take on West Clare Gaels in this years Senior final which is fixed for Doonbeg on Sunday evening at 7pm. The Banner will be going for four in a row while the last time the Gaels won the championship was in 2010. In the Junior final Eire Og take on Kilrush also in Doonbeg at 5pm.
The Intermediate final between Kilmihil and Burren Gaels will take place at the Eire Og G.A.A Grounds in Ennis at 12.30p.m. Fergus Rovers were beaten by Kilmihil by three points and a similar score line to Burren Gaels.
Minors beaten by Doora Barefield (2-9-14)
A solid first half display by Rovers in round 2 of the minor championship in Lissycasey yesterday evening ment both teams were level at the break 1-1 apiece. Fergus Rovers goal coming from Aine McSweeney. On the restart Doora Barefield took control of this game to win out easy winners, final score Fergus Rovers 1-3 Doora Barefield 5-9. Unfortunately Rovers suffered injuries with Lorraine Kelly breaking a broke bone in her hand while Joanne Kelly sprained her ankle. Next up for the local side is Kilmihil were a win is required to keep their championship hopes alive, this is also a home game. The team was Fionnulla Nagle, Meabh McCarthy, Ava O Malley, Lauren Hill, Gillean Griffin, Ciara Hartigan, Lorraine Kelly, Joanne Kelly and Rachel Hill, Aine MCSweeney, Lauren Griffin, Aine Slattery, Sarah Mullins, Chloe Quilivan and Katie Fitzgerald.
Guess the score time(1-9-14)
Its that time of the year again with one of the clubs main fundraisers taking place 'Guess the Score'. Cards will be given to all players/ mentors during the week. Every player will recive one card with girls from the Intermediate panel travelling to the All Ireland 7 a side competition in Dublin later this month are expected to sell at least two cards to cover their costs.
Clare beaten by Offaly (1-9-14)
Clare u16s were beaten by Offaly yesterday in Nenagh on a final score of Clare 1-8 Offaly 3-8.
Best of Luck Aine,(28-8-14)
Aine McSweeney will be part of the Clare panel which play in the All Ireland C Final in Nenagh on Sunday 31st August against Offaly at 1.30pm.
Round 2 of Minor championship
On Monday 1st of September Fergus Rovers will play Doora Barefield in the second round of the championship in Frure at 7pm. Rovers recorded a win over Burren Gaels last time out.
Intermediates exits championship (13-8-14)
Fergus Rovers travelled to Kilmihil last night with a last chance of keeping there championship hopes alive. It started well with a goal from Laura Hanrahan after ten minutes before Kilmihil added the next four scores a goal and three points. A well taken goal from Aine Kelly levelled matters on 20 minutes. Kilmihil finished the half stronger with four unanswered points. Half time score Fergus Rovers 2-0, Kilmihil 1-7. On the restart Louise Griffin pointed before Laura Hanrahan had the teams back on level terms with her second goal of the game. Rovers had a lot of possession but could not covert it to scores while Kilmihil added two further points. A point from Fionnulla Nagle half way through the half left the minimum between the sides. Two points from a strong Kilmihil side in the final few minutes sealed the win for the home team. Credit must be handed to Oisin Talty and Kevin Greene who put huge work into this young team with Orla Griffin and Eimear O Shea a big lost from the team due to injury. The team was Aoife Clohessy, Rita Donnelly, Lorraine Kelly, Ava O Malley, Rebecca Hill, Ciara Hartigan, Roisin Killeen, Claire Hestor, Rachel Hill, Louise Griffin, Laura Hanrahan, Aine McSweeney, Fionulla Nagle, Ciara O Malley, Aine Kelly. Caroline Doohan for Ciara O Malley, Meabh McCarthy for Ciara Hartigan inj, Triona Melican for Louise Griffin and Ciara Hartigan for Rebecca Hill, Lauren Griffin for Aine McSweeney. Joanne Kelly, Chloe Quilivan, Gillean Griffin, Grainne McCarthy, Susan McNamara and Carmel McGuane.
Intermediate championship. (8-8-14)
On Tuesday evening 12th Aug Fergus Rovers will hope to keep their championship alive when they play Kilmihil in Kilmihil at 7.15. This is a must win game for Rovers as they were beaten by Burren Gaels last weekend.
Mothers and others in action Thursday (8-8-14)
The local Mothers and others will be in action on Thursday evening when they play Cranny/Coolmeen in Coolmeen at 8pm.
Rovers loose out after extra time.(5-8-14)
A hat trick of goals from Eimear O Shea was not enough to secure two points in the opening game of the Intermediate championship. O Shea was first to get on the score board after only two minutes when she connected to a high ball at the edge of the square, however this was to be Rovers only score of the half while Burren Gaels added six points to leave the half time score Fergus Rovers 1 goal to Burren Gaels 6 points. The north Clare side extended their lead with a further point before Orla Griffin replyed with a like score. Scoring dries up for both sides before Kevin Greene and Oisin Taltys side finished strongly with a further goal from Eimear O Shea. The sides finished level after normal time 2-1 to 7 points. Two ten minutes of extra time was needed to decide this game with Burren Gaels starting stronger with a goal and two points in the first period of extra time to O Sheas goal which followed a good move from the backs and a low finish to the net. Half time Burren Gaels 1-9 to Fergus Rovers 3-1. Gaels added two points to a single point from Aine Kelly in the final ten minutes to end hopes of securing a win. Final score Burren Gaels 1-11 to Fergus Rovers 3-2. Next up is Kilmihil to decide Rovers faith for this year championship. There was good displays from Lorraine Kelly, Ava O Malley, Eimear O Shea, and Orla Griffin. The team was as follows Aoife Clohessy, Rita Donnelly, Lorraine Kelly, Ava O Malley, Rebecca Hill, Rachel Hill, Roisin Killeen, Laura Hanrahan, Ciara Hartigan, (cpt) Joanne Kelly, Eimear O Shea, Aine McSweeney, Chloe Quilivan, Orla Griffin and Ciara O Malley. Subs used Aine Kelly for Ciara Hartigan Inj, Louise Griffin for Joanne Kelly, Fionulla Nagle for Chloe Quilivan, Ciara Hartigan for Ciara O Malley, Meabh McMcarthy for Rebecca Hill. Grainne McCarthy, Susan McNamara, Deirdre Cummins, and Rebecca Cahill.
Intermediate championship begins (3-8-14)
On Monday evening Fergus Rovers Intermediates will play Burren Gaels in round 1 of the championship. The venue is Miltown with a throw in time of 7.40pm. Please come and support the girls and their mentors.
Fergus Rovers Polo Shirts/Track Suit Tops/Jackets (30-7-14)
Fergus Rovers will be doing one more O'Neills order where any of the above can be ordered in the club colours with the club crest and LGFA Logo. To place an order contact Mary Keane on 086 8579415 after 6.30pm. Items must be paid for at time of ordering up to August 10th.
Another good night with Mothers and others (29-7-14)
On Saturday night last the DVD and photos of the mothers and others fundraiser was shown in Fanny o Deas. Well done to Sean Miller who made the DVD and to Mark Cottam who took a huge range of photos. A cheque with the proceeds of the event was presented to a member of the Breast Cancer unit in Limerick on the night. The DVD and photos will be available shortly to purchase from Patricia o Malley (085 8480166). The combined cost is €15 and the proceeds will go to another Cancer related charity "CLIMB"
U 12s record another win (16-07-14)
The U 12s made it three wins out of four when they easily accounted for Doora Barefield B team in the championship at Frure this evening. They now take a three week break and will return to training on Thursday 21st August.
Great night of entertainment at fundraiser.
On Saturday evening after the disappointment of the hurlers loosing all eyes turned to Lissycasey pitch where two local teams played each other in a Fundraiser for the new breast cancer unit in Limerick. The teams made up from Mothers&Others along with a few former players roped in for the evening played their hearts out. Shortly before 7.30pm the President and his wife made their grand entrance. After been introduced to the players and officials referee Tony Nagle got proceedings underway. As the game ended 2-2 apiece it went to penalties. The penalties taken weren't of the highest order so referee Tony made a call before dark would set in with both captains accepting the cup. There was great entertainnment on the evening with music, match commentary by Fergal Haeir while all officials and mentors played their part. The crack continued later in the evening at Fanny O Deas where a representative from the Breast Cancer Unit in Limerick thanked all who got involved with special mention for organiser Patricia O'Malley . (see photos in photos 2012-14 more photos 8)
Mothers and Others for Breast Cancer (12-7-14
The pressure is on for this weekends Mothers and Others match with the final training session held on Thursday night. Managers Danny Lynch and Sean O Sullivan along with selectors Matt Shea and Tom Hill put the players through their paces. Credit must go to Patricia O Malley who has huge work put into orgainising the game and the social event in Fanny O Deas later that night where music is by minus two. Please come and support this very worthy casue. Start time for the game is 7.30 but come early as there will be a few surprises.
U10 take part in Wolfe tones bltiz (12-7-14)
On Sunday morning the u10 panel will travel to Shannon to take part in the Wolfe Tones blitz. They will play 3 games and a large panel is expected to travel.
U8s v Doora Barefield (12-7-14)
On Saturday morning Doora Barefield will travel to Frure for an u8 match. There will be three teams on the day. The girls have 13 weeks of training under their belts and this will be some girls first match.
Mothers and Others breast cancer fundraiser (6-7-14)
On Saturday 12th July there will be a charity fundraiser in aid of the breast cancer unit in Limerick when two teams of Gaelic4mothers&oOthers will play a game at 7.30 in Lissycasey main pitch. Sean O Sullivan and Danny Lynch will manage the teams. There will be many special guests on the evening which will carry on to Fanny O Deas where Minus 2 will entertain for the evening. A great night is assured for a very worthy cause.
U10 blitz a great success.(29-6-14)
The Clubs blitz was held in perfect weather conditions in Frure today. Fergus Rovers fielded two teams of 11 with teams from Kilmihil, Kildysart and Doora Barefield attending. Each teams played at least three games each which were refereeed by Ava OMalley and Ciara Hartigan. A great spread of food was supplied by parents and family members from the home team which went down a treat. A big thank you to ladies who served the food for the morning. Great work was done organising the pitches, dressing rooms and having everything in top order by the mentors of the u10 panel, Ronan,Padraig, Gerry, Mark, Mary and Rosie. (see photos in photos 2012-14 more photos 6)
Big win for u12s (27-6-17)
The u12 panel were in Kilmihil yesterday evening playing their second game, they had a huge win over Kilmihil 9.08 to 1.1 was the final score.
U10 blitz 29th June(23-6-14)
Fergus Rovers blitz will be held next Sunday 29th June in Frure at 10am. Visting teams from Kildyart, Doora Barefield and Kilmihil will attend. Parents are requested to provide food for the visiting teams. It is hoped Fergus Rovers will field two teams on the day. The u10 teams is managed by Ronan O Ceallaigh, Padraig Halpin, Mark Cottam, Gerry Griffin , Mary Keating and Rosie McMahon. The games will be refereed by Ava O Malley and Ciara Hartigan who completed level 1 referees course earlier this year.
Congrats to Michelle Carrig and Molly McCarthy (23-6-14)
Well done to Michelle Carrig Lissycasey national school and Molly McCarthy Ballynacally national school both part of Fergus Rovers u 12 panel who lined out for Clare at half time durning the mens munster semi final between Clare and Kerry in Cusack park on Sunday last. Both girls played well on the day.
Primary school link program. (19-6-14)
We had our primary schools links program which was organised by Edel Carmody and Aine Kelly on Wed. 18th with the 3rd & 4 class girls from Lissycasey and Ballynacally schools (no girls from Caherea school as they were away on school tour). We'd a super day, from 9.45 to 12. Louise griffin, Ciara o Malley and Edel Carmody took the fun session with games, activities and football skills. Each girl received a lunch pack and great fun was had with all the girls.Every girl in the schools received a Fergus rovers ruler. 27 girls, 17 from ballynacally and 10 from lissycasey attened with 9 of them currently not playing with Rovers. A big THANK YOU to Edel Carmody and Aine Kelly for the huge amount of work they have put into this program over the last few months, also THANKS to Ciara O Malley and Louise Griffin for helping Edel on the day. (see photos in photos 201-14 more photos 7)
TG4 Munster Championship (16-06-14)
Clare Hester and Aine Kelly are on the Clare senior panel who travel to Clyda Rovers G.A.A. Grounds, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork (about 5 miles on the Cork side of Mallow) on Friday evening to play the home county in the opening round of the TG4 Munster Championship. The match is fixed for 7.30p.m.
U 12s lose out to Cooraclare (16-0614)
On Saturday morning the the u12 panel travelled to Cooraclare to play their first game of the year. Rovers lost out by two points on a final score of 2-7 to 5-2.
U10s take part in Doora Barefield Bltiz.(16-6-14)
Also on Saturday morning the u10s were in Gurteen to take part in their blitz. All 22 players played their part in three games. Preperations for the Fergus Rovers blitz are under way which will be held in Frure on Sunday 29th.
U 14s defeat Eire Og (13-06-14)
Fergus Rovers U 14s are through to the championship semi final following their final group match against Eire Og last evening. At half time Eire Og were 2-5 to 0-8 in front but early scond half goals set Fergus Rovers on the road to victory. The final score was 5-13 to 2-07. There is one match outstanding between Miltown and Cooraclare and the result of this match will determine the placings.
U 14s draw with Cooraclare (11-06-14)
The U 14s travelled to play Cooraclare last evening. This was another very good game of football. It ended level, Cooraclare 3-04 Fergus Rovers 2-07. They will be in action again on Thursday the 12th when they play Eire Og at Lissycasey main pitch at 7p.m. in the final game in the group.
U 10s to play in Doora Barefield Blitz (10-06-14)
The U 10s are looking forward to eventually having matches when they head to Gurteen next Saturday to play the host club, Doora Barefield starting at 10a.m. (Training for U 8s will be in Ballynacally as usual on Saturday at 10a.m.)
12s begin their matches on Saturday (10-06-14)
The U 12s will have their first match of the season on Saturday morning away to Cooraclare at 10.30a.m. They are in group 2 and it's 13 a side.
Busy week ahead for U 14s (08-06-14)
Fresh from their victory over West Clare Gaels last week Fergus Rovers will have two matches this week. On Tuesday they travel to play Cooraclare at 7p.m. while on Thursday they play Eire Og at Lissycasey main pitch at 7p.m. The semi finals of the championship are planned for next weekend.
Gaelic4Mothers&Others has really taken off in the club. Training continues at Frure on Monday nights at the slightly later time of 8.15p.m. On July 12th a chairity match will take place at Lissycasey main pitch at 8p.m. A social event will follow in Fanny O'Deas with a few hidden surprises. Twenety one ladies have now signed up with the numbers set to increase further.
U 14s defeat West Clare Gaels (05-06-14)
Despite trailing by 2-03 to no score Fergus Rovers rallied and by half time just trailed by two points. A fine second half performance saw the locals finish with a goal to spare over a fancied West Clare Gaels. A hand injury sustained by the excellant Bernadette Kelly a most unfortunate and disappointing for both Bernadette and all the girls and mentors.
Next up is Cooraclare away on Tuesday next June 10th at 7p.m.
Club Polo Shirts available to order before 20th June. (28-5-14)
Fergus Rovers will be ordering O'Neills club Polo Shirts with the clubs crest and ladies football logo. It is hoped to order in two different colors Navy/Royal blue and amber also in white and royal blue. Adults Polo Shirts will be available in sizes small to 4XL, while the kids navy shirt will be available in sizes 5-6 yrs to 13-14yrs and white shirts from 7-8 yrs to 13-14yrs. Adult tops will be €32.50 while kids will be €25.50. Anyone wishing to order can contact Nollaig at 086 3113686 after 6pm. Photo of sample blue polo shirt on home page. Last orders will be taken on 20th of June.
New Facebook page coming soon. (28-5-14)
Aine Kelly will shortly launch Fergus Rovers new Facebook page in a few weeks.
U 14s defeated by Miltown in high scoring match (27-05-14)
Fergus Rovers and Miltown played a very exciting game of football in the U 14 championship at Frure last evening. The match produced 18 goals and it was Rovers who enjoyed a half time lead of 5-03 to 2-03. However, despite adding a further three Miltown outscored the home side added a total of 7-03 in the second half to leave the final score 10-06 to 8-06. While Fergus Rovers have a small panel it was disappointing that only fourteen players were available for selection three less than in the previous match.
Mothers and Others fundraiser for breast cancer.(25-5-14)
A group of women in the parish who many never played football before are routing out football boots for a charity event which will be held on 12 July at the local pitch in aid of a very worth cause in breast cancer. There will also be a night out in Fanny O Deas later than night. A lot more details to follow nearer the event.
Fergus Rovers v Crusheen (25-5-14)
Before the throw the points were awarded to Rovers as Crusheen were low in number with Ava OMalley and Aine McSweeney now wearing the red of Crusheen. It was the two girls that did the majority of the scoring with 2-04 from 3-7 before the game finished. Caroline Doohan scored two goals for the home side. The game finished all square at 3-7 apiece.
Div. 2 League match resceduled (23-05-14)
The Round 4 Div. 2 league match v Crusheen has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) at Lissycasey main pitch at 5p.m.
U 14s defeat Kilmihil (23-05-14)
The U 14s recorded a 5-06 to 2-02 win away to Kilmihil on Thursday evening. Fergus Rovers got off to a great start and after a quarter of an hour were 2-02 to no score in front. The half time score was 4-03 to 0-01. Kilmihil rattled the net twice in the second half but Rovers deserved their win. The team was: Ciara Sheehan, Tara O'Malley, Lauren Hill, Emma Meaney, Yvonne Collins, Cathy Casey, Bernadette Kelly, Alanah Hanrahan, Aine Slattery, Aisling Hehir, Eimear Stephens, Michelle Collins, Michelle Carrigg, Emma Hill, Shauna Hayes. Ava Cotter and Grace O'Sullivan were introduced for the second half.
They will be in action again on Monday next (May 26th) when they play Miltown at Frure at 7p.m.
U 14 chamionship (20-05-14)
Fergus Rovers will have their first match in the U 14 championship on Thursday (May 22nd) when they travel to play Kilmihil. The match is fixed for 6.30p.m.
U 8s and U 10 training resume on Saturday May 24th. (18-05-14)
Training for U 8s and U 10s resumes on Saturday next in Ballynacally at 10a.m. sharp. Congratulations to all who received their first Holy Communion over the past two Saturdays.
Intermediates defeated by Miltown (18-05-14)
Fergus Rovers were defeated away to Miltown on Friday evening in their fourth league match. Miltown dominated the scoring in the opening half with Rovers playing a fine second half. A late goal and point for Miltown saw them finish 2-11 to 0-09 ahead while the Miltown keeper denied Rovers a few goals. Thet team was Ava O Malley, Rita Donnelly, Meabh McCarthy, Grainne McCarthy, Triona Melican, Rachel Hill, Rebecca Hill, Ciara Hartigan and Clare Hestor, Orla Griffin(0-2), Louise Griffin(0-2), Lauren Griffin (0-1), Caroline Doohan(0-1), Rebecca Cahill and Ciara O Malley. Laura Hanrahan(0-2) for Rebecca Cahill and Aine Kelly(0-1) for Ciara O Malley.
Lissycasey/ Ballynacally Community Games (12-5-14)
Lissycasey/Ballynacally u12s community games team finished in 3rd place in yesterdays competition held in Frure. They beat Kilmihil in the play off for 3rd/4th position. Doora Barefield beat Newmarket on Fergus in the final. The local sides panel was Emma Keating, Katie Maloney, Sorcha Donnellan, Clara Meaney, Holly Garry, Lisa Hill, Ellen Griffin, Sarah Sheehan, Orlaith Ni Cheallaigh, Enya Meaney and Aoibhe Crowe. Well done to all and their mentors Kevin Cotter, Kevin Hill, Tim Ryan and Mairead Hayes.
Kilmurry Ib too strong (10-5-14)
Fergus Rovers were beaten by a strong and faster Kilmurry Ib side in round 3 of the league played in Quilty this evening. In very cold, wet and wintery conditions Kilmurry started the better leading at the break 7pts to 2pt. Rovers scores from Fionnula Nagle and Aine Kelly. On the restart Kilmurry killed off this game with 1-2 with the first five minutes. Rovers could only manage one score in second half a point from Orla Griffin. Final score Fergus Rovers 3pt Kilmurry Ib. 2-07. The visitors will not be please with this result as the play in the final quarter and shot selection let them down. Next up is Miltown next weekend.
Community Games u12s girls football
Ballynacally/ Lissycasey will host the community games football competiton on this Sunday 11th May in Frure starting at 11am.
Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others (9-4-14)
Gaelic Football 4 Mothers and others will commence at Frure on Monday May 12th at 8pm.
Hard Luck Girls(9-5-14)
Alanah Hanrahan, Aine Slattery and Ciara Sheehan were all members of the Clare u14 panel who lost out to Waterford by a point in the final last weekend.
u8 and u10 training resumes 24th of May(7-5-14)
The U8 and u10 teams will resume training on 24th of May in Ballyncally at 10am.
U 14 Championship (03-05-14)
Fergus Rovers U 14s will play Miltown in their opening championship match on Wednesday next, May 7th in Frure at 7.30p.m. Fergus Rovers were recently crowned Feile Div. 2 champions and on route to the final defeated Miltown narrowly in the semi final. Wednesdays match is expected to be equally close. Please support the team and their management.
Another win for U 16s (28-04-14)
The U 16s recorded a comprehensive 8-23 to 1-6 win over a disappointing Crusheen at Frure this evening. So far in the campaign they have also accounted for Clarecastle and Miltown while were narrowly defeated by neighbours Kilmihil.
Adult League match off (27-04-14)
The Div. 2 league match between Fergus Rovers and Crusheen due to take place this evening has been called off as Crusheen were unable to field a team. Fergus Rovers hope this match will be re fixed for a later date as a walk over is not ideal.
Intermediates and U 16s to play Crusheen in the coming days (24-04-14)
Fergus Rovers Intermediate team will play Crusheen on Sunday evening (April 27th) at Lissycasey main pitch at 5.30p.m. in the Div. 2 league. A young but committed panel have lost their opening two matches but hope to gain two points on Sunday at home. Please support the girls and their mentors Oisin Talty and Kevin Greene.
On Monday evening (April 28th) the U 16s will also play Crusheen in the championship. This match is fixed for Frure at 7p.m.
U 14 Championship (24-04-14)
Following a recent County Board Fixtures meeting the first round of the U 14 championship has been put back to the last round due to the Clare U 14s contesting the Munster B Final on May 3rd. Round 2 v Miltown will now the the first match for Fergus Rovers to be played on or before May 8th.
U 16s defeat Miltown (24-04-14)
Fergus Rovers U 16s travelled to Miltown last evening for the rescheduled championship match. The Ballynacally/Lissycasey girls recorded a good win.
Intermediate team defeated by Kilmihil (21-04-14)
Fergus Rovers were defeated by Kilmihil today in the Div. 2 league at Kilmihil. The final score was Kilmihil 3-08 Fergus Rovers 3-04
Bingo once again proves a huge success (19-04-14)
Bingo once again proved a huge success. Many thanks to all who supported the event in various ways. A big thanks to our sponsors.
Bingo returns (17-4-14)
Bingo returns to Lissycasey hall on this Good Friday night at 8.30pm . Last year was a huge success and another big attendance is expected this year. Come along and support and bring a friend.
Fergus Rovers win Div. 2 Feile (13-4-14)
Fergus Rovers were crowned Clare Feile Division 2 champions for 2014 after a five match campaign over two days at Ballynacally and Miltown. Following on from yesterdays group stages at Ballynacally (see report below) the Ballynacally/Lissycasey girls travelled to Miltown Malbay today for the Division 2 semi final v Miltown. Like yesterday it was another windy day, this time by the Atlantic and after a very even match Fergus Rovers with a bare team won the match on a final score of 2-02 to 1-01. Liscannor then defeated Eire Og in the other semi final so Fergus Rovers faced Liscannor in the final. Playing against the wind in the opening half the half time score was 1-0 each which appeared to have Fergus Rovers in a good position. After some anxious moments Fergus Rovers hung on to clinch the title on a final score of 2-02 to 0-2. The panel over the weekend was; Ciara Sheehan, Emma Meaney, Lauren Hill, Tara O'Malley, Aine Garry, Yvonne Collins, Bernadette Kelly, Alanah Hanrahan, Aine Slattery, Lisa Hill, Eimear Stephens, Michelle Collins, Grace O'Sullivan, Emma Hill, Shauna Hayes, Aisling Hehir, Michelle Carrig and Kathy Casey. Well done to all the girls and their team management, Ml. Stephens (manager), Eibhear Slattery, Ann Hanrahan and Aine Kelly.
This year their is a new system in Feile where all teams in the county are now graded based on the Clare Feile competition over the weekend. Fergus Rovers are now graded 5th in the county. They may or may not represent Clare at a Feile competiton in the summer. Their is a new format to Feile this year so the club must now wait to see what the next stage may or may not be.(see photo in more photos 5)
Fergus Rovers played three matches today (Saturday 12th) in windy Ballynacally in their group. In the opening round they played a very good match against Feile kingpins Banner Ladies which ended in a draw at 3-02 each. In the second round Fergus Rovers accounted for Kilrush 8-06 to 2-03 while a new look Banner Ladies side also accounted for Kilrush 3-05 to 0-2 in Round 3. So with Fergus Rovers and Banner on equal points a play off took place. The Ennis side with a panel of twenty five came out on top against the locals who had a panel of eighteen. The final score was 6-0 to 0-02. All matches were 15 a side and 15 minutes per half with the exception of the play off which was 10 minutes per half. Well done to all the girls and their mentors.
Fergus Rovers now travel to Miltown to play the home side in the Div. 2 semi final tomorrow (Sunday April 13th) at 2p.m. The other semi final is between Liscannor and Eire Og and will be followed by the final. The runners up in both games will play each other to determine third and fourth place for grading purposes.
FUNdamentals Coaching Course (12-04-14)
Three Fergus Rovers U 8 mentors, Kristina Sander, Darren Pilkington and Bríd Keane completed a six hour FUNdamental LGFA Coaching Course in Gurteen today. The tutors were Aimee O'Shea of Inch Rovers, Cork and Eamon Clancy of Ballyboden St. Enda's in Dublin.
U 14s in Feile action on Saturday and Sunday (10-04-14)
Fergus Rovers U 14s under the management of Ml. Stephens, Eibhear Slattery, Anne Hanrahan and Aine Kelly will have their first competitive action of the year on Saturday when they play in the preliminary stages of the Feile competition in Ballynacally. Their first match is at 2.30p.m. They will play Banner Ladies and Kilrush with all three teams advancing to various grades of play offs on Sunday where overall winners in various grades will be decided. Matches are 15 minutes per half and 15 a side.
U 16s in action again on Wednesday next (10-04-14)
The U 16s will travel to play Miltown on Wednesday next April 16th in their third championship match. The match is fixed for 6.30p.m.
U 16s narrowly defeated (08-04-14)
The U 16s were narrowly defeated by Kilmihil on Monday evening in their second championship match played at Frure. Assisted by the aid of a strong breeze Fergus Rovers opening the scoring with a goal from Sarah Mullins. Rovers continued to test the Kilmihil defence with another goal this time from Rebecca Cahill followed with points from Aine McSweeney, Sarah Mullins and Alanah Hanrahan. Just before half time Gillian Griffin found the net while further points followed from Sarah Mullins and Aine McSweeney. Kilmihil battled putting 1-1 on the scoreboard against the breeze in the opening half and so at half time Rovers were well ahead. Sisters Lorraine and Bernadette Kelly and goal keeper Ciara Sheehan did very well in this half. On the resumption against a stiff breeze Rovers struggled to keep out the attacking Kilmihil girls who added 3-5. The locals could only manage two second half points. The defence worked hard with Lauren Hill, Ava O'Malley and Brid Garry playing their hearts out. Overall it was a gallant team performance with all putting in an honest hour just to come up two points short on the scoreboard. The final score was Kilmihil 4-6 Fergus Rovers 3-7.
U 16s play Kilmihil this evening (07-04-14)
Fergus Rovers U16s will play Kilmihil in the second round of the championship at Frure this evening at 7.30pm
Fundamental training (7-4-14)
Three members of the club will take part in a Fundamental training course on Saturday 12-4-14 in Gurteen. Kristina Sander, Brid Keane and Darren Pilkington all part of the u8 management set up.
County u11 trials(3-4-14)
Clare u11 girls football development squad training on in Gurteen Doora Barefield GAA Grounds saturday April 19th at 10am. All clubs are requested to send players to development squad training on that date. Contact Maria O'Loughlin on 086-0593207 or Paul Conway on 087-6327312 for more information.
U 16s get season off to a great start (31-03-14)
The U 16s recorded a deserved win over a lively Clarecastle outfit in the opening round of the Div. 3 championship played at Clarecastle this evening. Sarah Mullins had the ball in the net in the opening minutes for the visitors and after an evenly contested first half Rovers lead 2-8 to 1-8 at the interval the second goal coming from Rebecca Cahill. With Ava O'Malley, Aine McSweeney, Aine Slattery, Rebecca Cahill and Gillian Grffin putting in trojan work Rovers added four second half goals, two from top scorer Gillian Griffin, a second one from Rebecca Cahill and one from county U 16 panelist Aine McSweeney to run out nine point winners. It must be noted that Clarecastle had plenty of scoring oportunities but poor shooting and bad luck cost them as had they taken their chances they could easily have claimed the points.
Rovers moved Brid Garry from wing back to goals for the second half in a direct swap with young Lauren Hill and Garry played well as did Bernadette Kelly, Alanah Hanrahan and Sarah Mullins. Well done also to the mentors Mark Mullins, John O'Malley and Ann Hanrahan.
Fergus Rovers: Lauren Hill, Bernadette Kelly, Lorraine Kelly, Michelle Collins, Brid Garry, Ava O'Malley, Emma Hill, Alanah Hanrahan, Aine McSweeney, Aine Slattery, Rebecca Cahill, Gillian Griffin, Yvonne Collins, Hannah Downes, Sarah Mullins. Subs: Kathy Casey for H. Downes, Tara O'Malley for Lorraine Kelly.
Club Meeting On Wed. April 2nd (31-03-14)
There will be a Club Meeting on Wednesday April 2nd at the G.A.A. Meeting room in Frure at 9p.m. The main item on the Agenda is Bingo which takes place on Good Friday April 18th at Lissycasey Hall
Fergus Rovers v Clarecastle ( 28-3-14)
Fergus Rovers u16s will play their opening game in the championship when they play Clarecastle in Clarecastle at 7pm on Monday 31st March.
Fundamentals Course (28-3-14)
There is another Fundamentals course organised for April 12th. (venue and time to be confirmed). Any mentor or club person over the age of 16 interested in taking part in this should contact the club secretary Edel Carmody Malone or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referees training (27-3-14)
Five members of Fergus Rovers along with thirty five others completed a referees course in Gurteen last night. Ava O Malley, Aine McSweeney, Ciara Hartigan, Ronan O Ceallaigh and Nollaig Griffin will now be able to referee matches from u8s up to U12 level. The course was given by William Harmon from Kerry assisted by Mary Corry of Shannon Gaels who now works for L.G.F.A in Croke Park.
Rovers beaten by Cooraclare in Round 1 of Div. 2 League (23-03-14
Fergus Rovers were beaten by Cooraclare this evening in Ballynacally on a final score of Fergus Rovers 3-11 to 5-12. Rovers were very slow to get going in this game which cost them as they out scored their opponents in the second half. Early scores were exchanged between Ann Maire Callanan and Gillian Griffin before Cooraclares Aoife O Gorman scored her first goal. Callinan added further points before Louise Griffin scored a well worked goal. After this score Coorclare took control scoring 4- 03 without reply before Ciara O Malley converted two point and Louise Griffin scoring her second goal before the break. Half time score 5-7 to 2-4. Callinan scored the first point of the second half before Aine Kelly got Rovers second goal to cut the lead with Ciara O Malley, Orla Griffin (3), Aine Kelly (1f) adding furher points to four Coorclare points. This was a good second half performance and shows what the team are capable of under new management of Kevin Greene and Oisin Talty. The team was as follows Aoife Clohessy, Ava O Malley, Rita Donnelly, Rachel Hill, Ciara Hartigan, Eimear O Shea, Joanne Kelly, Lorraine Kelly, Louise Griffin, Aine McSweeney, Orla Griffin, Gillian Griffin, Chloe Quilivan, Ciara O Malley and Aine Kelly. Subs Laura Hanrahan for Gillian Griffin, Meabh McCarhty for Ava O Malley, Triona Melican for Chloe Quilivan, Rebecca Cahill for Rita Donnelly. Grainne McCarthy, Hanna Downes.
GO GAME referee training course(20-03-14)
GO-GAME referee training course is on Wednesday 26th March in Gurteen from 7pm to 10pm. This year all U8, U10 and U12s will be run on the GO GAME format. All clubs would be advised to forward team mentors to familiarize themselves with the GO GAME referee system so that mentors will understand the system and will therefore be able to referee in necessary at club blitzes.
Intermediate management in place.(20-03-14)
Kevin Greene from Sixmilebridge is the clubs Intermediate manger for 2014. Oisin Talty will coach the side while another one or two members will be added to the backroom team at a later date. They will have their first outing on Sunday 22nd of March against Cooralcare at 5.30pm in Ballynacally.
U16 management and training.(20-03-14)
Mark Mullins is the new manager of the u16 panel. He will be helped by John O Malley and Daniel Clohessy with further members to be added. Training resumes for this group on Monday 23rd March in Frure at 7pm.
Bingo is back(20-03-14)
Work is underway in orgainising bingo for Good Friday night 18th of April at Lissycasey hall. This is becoming one of the clubs main fundraiser. It is now an annual event which was a huge success last year with over 500 hundred people attending.
U12 training resume(18-03-14)
The U12 panel will resume training on Thursday 20th of March in Frure at 6.15pm under the management team of Kevin Cotter, Mairead Hayes, Kevin Hill and Tim Ryan.
U8 and U10 training (12-03-14)
U8 (for girls born 06 or 07)and U10 (for girls born 04 and 05) training will start on Saturday 22nd of March in Frure G.A.A pitch at 10am for one hour. Training will alternate between Lissycasey and Ballynacally pitches on a six week period. The u10 management is Ronan O Ceallaigh, Padraig Halpin, Mary Keating, Gerry Griffin and Mark Cottam. The U8 management team is Kristine Sander, Brid Keane, Nollaig Griffin, Justin Griffin, Darren Pilkington and Alan Culligan.
News from Co. Board meeting.(12-03-14)
The start date for the U16 club league is set for March 27th when Fergus Rovers will play Clarecastle. The division 2 league grouping was also made with Rovers playing Cooraclare in the opening game either this weekend or the following weekend depending on college players availablility. Round 2 is on the weekend of April 12/13 and round 3 on April 19/20 subject to Clare fixtures.
Changes to Feile this year The competition is run off over one weekend (provisionally date April 12/13), however more than one team may go through to the finals.
Go-Games are recomended for U10s this year with a Go-Games referees course been held on March 26th from 7 to 10pm. Venue to be confirmed. Referees must be over the age of 15 years.
The next County board meeting is set for March 27th.
Congress 2015 will be held in Clare.
Congress in Wexford(6-03-14)
This years congress will be held in Co Wexford this weekend in attendance will be Christina Hayes and Mary Keane of Fergus Rovers.
Proposed dates for Intermediate league(6-03-14)
A proposed date for the start of the Intermediate clubs league is down for St Patricks weekend. Final fixtures and grouping have yet to be decided.
There is a fundamentals training course on next Saturday 8th March in Kilmihil from 10am to 4pm which is generally very good for mentors and parents. Any parent wishing to get involved in ladies football can complete this course by contact Edel Carmody at email@example.com. Mentors have to complete the fundamentals course before they move to the next level.
John does our club proud. (28-02-14)
John O Malley received his TESCO Homegrown Munster Club Person of the year award in Croke park yesterday. The award cermony was attended by some of Johns Family and club members. Mary Keane spoke on the commitment and enthusiasm in which John has show over the years to his club. John was presented with his award by the president of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association Pat Quill and Local Marketing manager of TESCO Ireland, Lynn Moynihan. The prize included a Crystal bowl, a set of Jerseys, 10 O'Neills footballs, a gift voucher and a hamper. The other winners on the day were Lenisters Breeda Kealy (Baltinglass Wicklow), Ulsters Claire Doherty (Buncranna, Donegal) and Lousie O Donnell from St. Nathys, Sligo. The overall prize went to Connachts Louise O Donnell. A great day had by all.(See photos in photos 2012-14 more photos 9.).
John O Malley announced as Munster Club Person of the year(20-2-14)
Fergus Rovers John O Malley was today announced as the Munster Club Person of the year. John will receive his award in Croke Park on Thursday 27th of February. There are four provincial winners with the overall TESCO Homegrown club person of the year to be announced at the function in Dublin. John has done trojan work for the club over the years starting out as an underage mentor. John has just completed four years as Chairman and in that time he has been the back bone in orgainisng several fundraisers including the Wren every St.Stephens Day and Bingo last Good Friday night in which over 500 people attended. As the club struggled to keep its adult team over the past two years, John spent many hours on the phone trying to get players available and working behind the scenes to fulfill the fixtures. Patricia O Malley (Johns wife) was also recruited as Registrar last year while his daughters Ciara, Ava and Tara all play for Fergus Rovers. His eldest daughter Shauna played underage and continues to be involved as a first aider while also plays the accordian in the Wren every year.
Lines person course for National panel(23-02-14)
Ladies football are constantly striving to improve the standards of our game across the Country. Currently, we have a quality training process in place for our referees on the Natonal panel and as of last year for our umpires, with the latter proving to be a huge success.
In order to continue this trend and bring it to another level, we have decided to introduce training for our National Linespeople in 2014. The personnel selected on this panel will go through a training day on Saturday 5th April and will then be utilised as officials for our National games throughout the year.
An application form and criteria for same can be obtained from the ladies football national website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be grateful if you could forward names of interested females who would like to participate in this new and exciting process. Please note, any female who will be acting as linesperson during the year will need to attend this training, including new and existing participants.
U 14 Training to start next Friday (02-02-14)
Fergus Rovers U 14s will commence training next Friday evening at Kilmaley Astro Turf from 6p.m. to 7p.m. Training will also take place in Kilmaley Astro Turf on Friday Feb. 7th and 14th.
Body Strength and Conditioning (26-01-14)
Fergus Rovers will commence a six week Body Strength and Conditioning course this weekend. It will take place in Ballyea Hall on Friday nights and in Lissycasey Hall on Sundays. It is open to members of the U 16, Minor and Intermediate panels. A big drive has started to recruit players so anyone from the parish that has not played in a while would be most welcome. Also anyone new to the parish do not be shy, come along and meet new friends. The more the merrier! Further information from John O'Malley on 085 8480166.
U 14 Training due to start this weekend (26-01-14)
The U 14s are due to commence training this weekend under new manager Ml. Stephens and his backroom team. Further details from Ml. on 086 3031267
New Chairperson elected at A.G.M. (25-01-14)
Sean O'Sullivan was elected Chairperson at last nights A.G.M. He succeeds John O'Malley who had served four years in the position. Edel Malone and Maureen Stephens continue as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. At the well attended meeting secretary Edel Malone gave a detailed report as did Treasurer Maureen Stephens who outlined the financial statement. Each of the managers from last year outlined the progress of their team in their reports. All positions were filled except the Vice Chairperson roll and Intermediate mentors which will be finalisted at a later date. John O Malley outgoing chairman thanked all who help him over the last few years and wished the club the best of luck in the coming years. He also thanked Breda Hanrahan, Sarah Hanrahan and Rita Donnelly for being available to do first aid at games during the year and also thanked Lissycasey and Ballynacally GAA clubs for the use of their facilities.(see "Contact Us" for full details of all elected officers and mentors).
Fergus Rovers will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday 24th January in Frure meeting room starting at 9pm. All parents, players and mentors are requested to attend.
New members are very welcome also. 2013 was again a busy year for the club where seven teams were fielded from U 8 to Intermediate. All managers will give a brief report at the meeting while Secretary Edel Carmody Malone will present a report as will Treasuer Maureen Stephens. Chairperson John O'Malley who has done trojan work over the past four years will also give an address. A big turn out is expected from all corners of the parish.