It was a late call but the wren was cancelled on Stephens morning due to bad weather which was due later in the day.
Fergus Rovers will be hunting the wren this year. There will be four different groups out covering Ballynacally, Frure, Lissycasey and Caherea/Balleyea route. Your support would be greatly appriciated.
Death of our clubs life honoury president (18-11-15)
It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of our clubs life honoury president Margaret Ann Hill of Caherea. Margaret Ann was a great help to Fergus Rovers in the early years of the club and in particular on St . Stephens day when she catered for all members who attened the Wren. It was only last Friday night at the clubs A.G.M that she was relected to the position of Life Honoury president. May she Rest In Peace.
A.G.M review (14t-11-15)
A well organised A.G.M was held in Ballynacally hall on Friday 13th. The meeting was opened with a minutes silence for all past relatives and friends of Fergus Rovers. Deirdre Cummins read last years minutes followed by her detailed secretarys report.
Deirdre started by remembering one of the clubs founding members Johnny Hayes who held the position of vice president at the club. She said the club will be forever grateful for all he did for Fergus Rovers and will continue to honour his memory. Deirdre thanked all for their commitment, hard work and assistance over the past year. She also said the number of registered members in the club increased to 185 this year. She also congratulated all players who represented the county during the year. She was greatful for all who helped with fundraising during the year from the 300 for "cash for clubs", guess the score and church gate collections. She thanked Ennis Glass for the sponsorship of a set of jerseys for the u10 team. On behalf of the club she congratulated some former playeyers - Paula Donnelly who got married this year, Christina Hill, Edel Malone and Theresa Hill who all welcomed new additions in the past year.
Each manger gave a report on their teams performance during the year starting with U8 Manager Trisha Meaney, gave an account of the amount of training and matches the u8s played she thanked her fellow mentors Brid Keane, NOllaig Griffin, Alan Culligan, Justin Griffin and Triona. She gave a special thank you to Tara O Malley who was a role model for the young girls. U10s mentor Colette Hogan read a report on behalf of manger Ronan O Ceallaigh on their season and how well the bitz were organised by the county board. He did say they where disappointed with how the community games u12 competition faired out.. the event was cancelled due to poor weather bu was re scheduled in Kilmihil with only one days notice so the mangement decided not to take part due to the insufficient notice. He also thanked his fellow mentors Colette Hogan, Gerry Griffin, deirdre Cummins and Mark Cottam., 'the U12s report was read by Deirdre Cummins on behalf of Padraig Halpin. Padraig said he had 21 players for 2014 and the highlight was winning the u12 shield final against Liscannor in Quilty. They played in two different competitions firstly a Go Game format with blitzes and no scores kept, the second was the u12 championship which began in late August. They tried to hve as many players as much game time as possible in all games., The u14s manager Laura Hanrahan said they started training in early April and had a panel of 20. They played 4 championship games and two feile matches. They lost the first two games but manged to qualify for a semi final position but suffered a heavy loss to a strong Burren Gaels side., U16s manger Sean O Sullivan said the progress this team has made and had great hope for them in the future as they only lost by one point to Cooraclare who went on to win the final. Oisin Talty who had a busy year gave a review on minors Juniors and Intermediates. firstly on the minors who reached the B final after wins over Burren Gaels Cooraclare and a draw with Liscannor. They lost out on the final after a great second half by two points. He thanked Sean O Sullivan for preparing the pitch for home games.He also thanked John and Ann Kelly who sponsored a team visit to McDonalds. Kieran Griffin for video recording and editing the matches. Oisin thanked the girls parents from bringing them to training and matches and to Martina Hartigan and Imelda Griffin for statistic on match days.On the junior and Intermedate teams Oisin said they had a panel of 44 players who played 20 matches and they mett 66 times during the year.He thanked Kevin Greene and Threase Cahill for their hellp during the year. Patricia O Malley on behlaf of the Mothers and Others said the highlight of their year was the visit of the pope to Lissycasey for the breast cancer fundraiser. They played games against Eire Og, St. Aibes, Moaleen of Limerick and Kilmihil. She thanked the manger Sean O sullivan, trainers Tom Hill, Eibhear Slattery, Mark Murphy and Barry Keating.
Eamonn Finuncanes Lissycasey G.A.A
Lisscyasey G.a.a chairman Eamonn Finunucane addressed the meeting and hoped both clubs could carry on the good work. He also thanked the club for purchasing fuel tickets.
John O Malley gave his chairpersons report also smypthising with the Hayes family on the lost of Johnny. He also thanked all mentors, volunteers and to all who help with teams and fundraising events during the year. He thanked Lissycasey and Clondegad G.A.A for the use of their pitches. John congratulated Oisin Talty for his work with three teams this year and the professional approach he had with the players. He also thanked all who helped with the visitors from London earlier this year. John thanked the new members who joined the top table at the start of the year, Deirdre Cummins, Martina Hartigan and Anne Kelly.
Martina Hartigan gave a detailed treasurers report and outlined where the club needed to cut cost in the coming year. Martina thanked all who help fundraise during the year.
Election of officers
The majority of officers stayed in there positions for the coming year. Life Honoury president Margaret Anne Hill, Vice president, Christina Hayes takes over from her late husband Johnny, Chairperson John O Malley, Vice Chairperson, Anne Kelly, Secretary Deirdre Cummins, Assistant Secetary Edel Carmody, Treasurer Martina Hartingan, Assistant Treasurer Paula Donnelly/ Dillon, Registrar Patricia O Malley, PRO Mary Keane, Development Officer Roisin Killeen, Childrens Officer Ciara O Malley, Culture and Lanuage Brid Keane, Website Nollaig Griffin, Face book page will now be done by Carmel McGuane and Rita Donnelly taking over from Aine Kelly who is out of the country, ASAP officer Lorraine Kelly. The club only elected two county board delegates in Deirdre Cummins and Paula Donnelly.
Election of team managers for 2016
Only the u12 and u16s mangers jobs were full with Ronan O Cellaigh now the u12 manger with help from Gerry Griffin, Colette Hogan, Padraig Halpin, Stephine Murphy. Sean O Sullivan is staying as u16 manger with Eibher Slattery and Michael Stephens.
The u8s will be looked after by Brid Keane, Tara OMalley and Justin Griffin with a manger to be found at this age group.
Alan Culligan will be a mentor with the u10s with more help to be got. The club are to meet again to finalise mentors for u14, minors, juniors and Intermediates. Oisin Talty will also help with the adult teams.
A.O.B at the meeting.
It was decided that the club would not subsidise registration fees in the coming year as the club is at a loss of nearly 1500 euro. All registrations must be collected by April 1st as it is too expensive to be registering for each player.
It is hoped Fergus rovers and Lissycasey gaa clubs will train both minor boys and minor girls teams with a defibrillator course to be held on 23rd to 31st of November.
John O Malley closed the meeting and said there was a number of positions which need to be filled and club members would get to work on this over the next few weeks.
Club A.G.M. (04-11-15)
Fergus Rovers will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday Novemeber 13th at Ballynacally Hall/Community Centre at 8.30p.m.. The year will be reviewed when all team managements will present a report while the Secretary and Treasurer will also present their reports and the Chairperson will give his address. Plans will be put in place for the 34th year of Ladies Gaelic Football in the parish. Big numbers have attended the A.G.M.s in the past and next weeks is expected to also have a large gathering.
Three Fergus Girls on Clare U 13 Development Squad (04-11-15)
Savina Browne, Aine Garry and Ava Cotter have been training with the Clare U 13 Development Squad and last Saturday they travelled to Mallow where they all participated in a number of games.
Kilmihil claim Minor B championship title (24-10-15)
Kilmihil claimed the Minor B title at their home ground last evening where they recorded a three point win over Fergus Rovers on a damp evening under lights. When the game eventually got underway it was all Kilmihil on the scoreboard in the opening half as their fine side kicked eight points while despite a number of chances Fergus Rovers failed to score, kicking nine wides in this half. Rovers stormed their way in to the match in the second half and outscored Kilmihil by 1-4 to 0-2, the goal a rocket from Ava O Malley. The final score was Kilmihil 0-10 Fergus Rovers 1-4. The team was; Gillian Griffin, Bernadette Kelly, Ciara Hartigan, Meabh McCarthy, Lorraine Kelly, Rachel Hill (vc) (1pt)Joanne Kelly, Sarah Mullins (1pt f), Abigail Connellan, Aine McSweeney,(1pt) Lauren Griffin(capt)., Aine Slattery(1pt), Alannah Hanrahan, Ava O Malley,(1-0) Rebecca Cahill. Cathy Casey for Lorraine Kelly.Ciara Sheehan, Chloe Quilivan, Lauren Hill, Yvonne Collins, Michelle Collins, Eimear Stephens, Hannah Downes, Brid Garry, Sharon Cummins and Rebecca Connellan.
u12s win shield final (19-10-15)
There was great excitement on Monday evening when the u12 team won the shield final against Liscannor under lights in Quilty. Rovers got off to a great start with early goals from Katie Moloney, Sherrie Marrinan, Lisa Hill and Sinead Collins. Lisa Hill added points as did Sherrie Marrinan before Sinead Collins got her hat trick of goals. The game seemed over as a contest at half time with Rovers leading 6-5 to a single point. Great credit is due to Liscannor who faught there was back into the game in second half and put a lot pressure on the Rovers defence. Lisa Hill and Soracha Donnellan added points. Sinead Collins got her fourth goal of the game while katie Moloney got her hat trick of goals. Soracha Donnellan finished the scoring with a goal. Final score Fergus Rovers 10-08 Liscannor 2-3. Captain Ciara Tighe accepted the shield and thanked her team mates and management of Mary Keating, Catriona Murphy, Stephanie Murphy, Ciaran Collins and manager Padraig Halpin for all their work. The team was Ciara Tighe captain, Sarah Sheehan, Louise Coffey, Orlaigh Ni Ceallaigh, Caoimhe Halpin, Emma Keating, Ellen Griffin, Lisa Hill, Sinead Collins Soracha Donnellan, Anna Whelan Katie Moloney and Sherrie Marrinan. Aishling O Rourke, Enya Meaney, Aoife Crowe, Alanaha Murphy, Hazel Halpin, Lauren Lynch, Josephine Taylor and Shauna Griffin. (SEE PHOTOS IN PHOTOS 2012-15 MORE PHOTOS 5)
Fergus Rovers tops available to order (19-10-15
Deirdre Cummins will be taking order for Fergus Rovers tops at a cost of €40. If anyone is interest contact Deirdre at 085 7554313
Mothers and Others(16-1015)
The biggest day for Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz Day will take place tomorrow 17th October in NaomhMearnog GAA Club, Portmarnock, and St Sylvester’s GAA Club, Malahide. The Blitz Day will commence at 12.00 p.m. and all teams will be requested to register from 11.15 a.m. The Blitz Day is completely recreational and all players and mentors are asked to treat the Blitz in a fun and fairplay manner. Fergus Rovers will field two teams while Kilmihil and Eire Og will also represent Clare.
U12 and Minor finals (14-10-15)
On Monday 19th of October the u12s will play a shield final against Liscannor in Quility starting at 6.30pm. They have already played five game winning the final two games and only loosing out by one score in the other three games. The team is managed by Padraig Halpin, Stephine Murphy, Mary Keating Cathriona Murphy and Ciaran Collins. Four days later on Friday 23rd the Minors will play Kilmihil in the B final which will be played under lights in Kilmihil at 7.30pm. They have already beaten Burren Gaels and Cooraclare while they drew with Liscannor in the round games. They overcame Coolmeen in the semi final. The minors are managed by Frank Culleton, Oisin Talty, Imelda Griffin and Martina Hartigan. Best of luck to both teams and their management.
Referees and coaching course (14-10-15)
A referees course level 1 will be held on 24th and 25th October and a further day on 7th Nov. Referees need to be over the age of 17 years. They will referee at a blitz on 7th November. This course is require for anyone wishing to referee under age games.
Fundamentals Coaching course
Fundamentals coaching course will be held on 21st November over 6 hours. Person with interest must be over the age of 16. Anyone involved with club teams are encouraged to have this course.
Any one interested in the above courses can contact club secretary Deirdre Cummins on 085 7554313 or by email at email@example.com
Fergus Rovers will play Kilmihil in the Minor B final following Kilmihils huge win over Liscannor this evening.
Minors reach another final (9-10-15)
Fergus Rovers minors have reached the B final after a comphrensive win over Coolmeen this evening in Lissycasey. Full forward Ava O Malley scoring both goals one in each half. Half time score Rovers 1-06 to 0-2. Points early in the second half from Aine McSweeney killed of any hope of Coolmeen making a come back. Final score Rovers 2-12 Coolmeen 0-5. The other semi final will be played tomorrow evening in Kilmihil between the host and Liscannor with whom Rovers drew with last weekend.
Minor semi final (6-10-15)
Fergus Rovers will play Coolmeen in this years minor B semi final in Lissycasey main pitch at 5.30pm on Friday 9th October. Rovers topped the group on scoring difference over Liscannor.
U10 blitz and Minors games. (2-10-15)
On Saturday evening the minors will travel to Lahinch to play round 3 of the championship against Liscannor. The game throws in at 6pm.
On Sunday morning the u10s will host a blitz at 10am in Frure. Teams from West Clare Gaels (2), Kildysart, and Cooralcare will travel while Fergus rovers will field two teams. Aine McSweeney, Sarah Mullins and Lorraine Kelly will referee the games. Mary Keane will co-ordinate the event.
Fergus Rovers took part in this years All Ireland 7s in Dublin. The first game Rovers played Ballinteer St Johns which they lost by two points 2-10 to 3-5. In the second game they were beaten by the slightest of margins 1-5 to 1-6 against Ardfinnan. Rovers recorded a big win in there third game against ST. Bridgets 4-6 to 0-9. In there final game they came up against a strong Park Raheniskea final score 10-3 to Fergus Rovers 4-5. The panel of 12 was Rita Donnelly, Laura Hanrahan, Catriona Murphy, Rebecca Cahill, Aine Kelly, Aiine McSweeney, Ava O Malley, Ciara O malley, Eimear O Shea, Abbie Connellan and Rachel Hill. The team was managed by Kevin Greene and Oisin Talty. The girls will also attend the ladies All Ireland finals in Croke Park on Sunday. see photos in photos 2012-15 more photos 8
U12s win again (24-9-15)
The U12s had another good win in round 5 of the championship held in Frure last evening. Sherrie Marrinan opened the scoring with a goal after 3 minutes. Doora Barefild replyed with a goal of there own. Ellen Griffin added a point before Sherrie got her second goal and she also added a point shortly after. Doora Barefield finished the half strong with 1-1. Half time score Fergus Rovers 2-2 Doora Barefield 2-1. Soracha Donnellan, Ellen Griffin and Anna Whelan extened the lead in the second half with a goal each. Lisa Hill had the final say of the game with a point. Final score 5-4 to 2-2. The team was Katie Moloney , Orlaigh Ni Ceallaigh, Hazel Halpin, Emma Keating, Louise Coffey, Caoimhe Halpin, Ellen Griffin, Lisa Hill, Anna Whelan, Soracha Donnellan, Sinead Collins, Enya Menaey, Sherrie Marrinan, Shauna Griffin, Aoife Crowe, Alannah Murphy, Lauren Lynch, Ciara Tighe, Aishling O Rourke and Josephine Taylor
All Ireland 7 a side details announced (25-09-15)
The Annual All Ireland 7s once again take place in St. Sylvestors and Naomh Mhearnog in North Co. Dublin on Saturday September 26th. Fergus Rovers are one of twenty teams in the Intermediate competition and will play their group matches against Ballinteer St. John's (Dublin), Park Ratheniska (Laois), St. Bridget's (Antrim) and Ardfinnan (Tipperary). A panel of twelve along with other members of the Intermediate panel and their mentors will travel to Dublin on Friday evening for the weekend. Last year they finished 2nd in the group going on to contest the semi final.
On Sunday all will attend the TG4 All Ireland finals in Croke Park. Louth play Scotland in the Junior fnal at 11.45a.m. Waterford will face Kildare in the Intermediate Final at 2p.m. while reigning champions Cork play Dublin in the senior final at 4p.m. (a repeat of last years decider). All three matches will be shown live on TG4.
Winners of Forecast the score (21-9-15)
There were two winners of this years Forecast the Score. No one had the correct score but Ann Maire Quinlivan and Mary and Seamus McSweeney had the nearest scores with 12 pts to Dublin and 10 points to Kerry (the correct score was Dublin 12pts Kerry 9pts). Chloe Quilivian and Aine McSweeney sold the lines. Well done to both winners. A big thank you to all who supported this fundraiser. Well done and thank you to Paula Donnelly Dillon and Martina Hartigan who organised the collecting of the cards.
7 a sides in Dublin (21-9-15)
Fergus Rovers will take part in this years 7 a side competiiton in Dublin on Saturday 26th. On Saturday they will play a minimum of four matches with the top team in each group going forward to the cup competition while second will take part in the shield. The following day they will attend the TG4 Ladies all Ireland football finals held in Croke Park.
Mothers & Others,(19-9-15
The Mothers & Others organised a blitz in Lissycasey main pitch this evening. Eire Og and Shannon Gaels attended with Fergus Rovers fielding two teams.
U8s play well again (19-9-15)
Saturday morning was busy in Ballynacally pitch when the u8s had their final run out for 2015. Doora Barefield were the guests. The Fergus Rovers group was divided into 3 teams all playing very well. A big thank you to Brid Garry, Aine McSweeney and Ciara Hartigan for refereeing the games. A big thank you to all the mentors, Trisha Meaney, Justin Griffin, Alan Culligan, Triona Melican, Brid Keane, Nollaig Griffin and in particular to Tara O Malley who rarely missed a training session. They now take a well earned break with approx 18 of the players now moving to u10s for next year. See photos of u8s during the year under photos 2012-15 more photos 7.
U12s loose to Kilmurry Ib (18-9-15)
On Friday evening the u12s were in Quilty in round 4 of the championship against Kilmurry Ib. The sides were level at half time 2pts a piece. On the restart the host club double there lead before Ellen Griffin got her and the teams third point. Ciara Tighe added another point to level matters again in the 13th minute of the second half. This game looked like ending in a draw but the drama was only starting. Sherrie Marrinan won a free and converted it before the referee called play back to take the free again however on the second attempt it was hit wide. A minute later the same player Sherrie Marrinan hit the cross bar and the ball managed to go wide, with this Rovers luck was out. Well into injury time Kilmurry went up field and scored a well taken goal to dash any hopes of Rovers getting a win.Ciara Tighe had the final say with a point.Final score Fergus Rovers 0-5 Kilmurry Ib 1-4. They have now played four games, 1 win and 3 losses but only loosing by a 1pt in there first game and two points in the other two games. Next up is Doora Barefield 2 at home. The team was Katie Moloney, Orlaigh Ni Ceallaigh, Louise Coffey, Caomihe Halpin, Sarah Sheehan, Emma Keating, Lisa Hill, Ellen Griffin, Anna Whelan, Soracha Donnellan, Alanah Murphy, , Hazel Halpin, Sinead Collins. Sherrie Marrinan, Ashling O Rourke, Enya Meaney, Aoibhe Crowe, Shauna Griffin and Josephine Taylor.
Juniors v Clarecastle (18-9-15)
Lissycasey main pitch was the venue this evening for round 4 and semi final of the Junior championship against Clarecastle. Rovers lost out to a strong Clarecastle side on a final score of 6-8 to 0-7.
Busy weekend of games (17-9-15)
On Friday the Juniors will play Clarecastle in Lissycasey main pitch at 6.30m, A half hour later at 7pm the U12s play Kilmurry Ib in Quilty in round 4 of the championship. On Saturday morning the u8s play Doora Barefield in Ballynacally starting at 10am. The following morning the U10s take part in Shannon Gaels blitz on in Labasheeda.
Called off (12-09-15)
The Junior match between Fergus Rovers and Clarecastle due to be played last evening was called o0ff as the pitches were unplayable following the heavy rain. Also called of was the U 10 Blitz due to take place at Labasheeda on Saturday morning.
Weekend action (11-9-15)
On Friday evening the Juniors will play Clarecastle in Frure at 6-45pm. On Saturday morning the u10s travel to Labasheeda to take part in a blitz organised by Shannon Gaels starting at 10am. The minors are also due to play Liscannor but no date has been confirmed as of yet and on Friday 18th the U12s will play Kilmurry Ib in Quilty starting at 7pm.
County final weekend (10-9-15)
On Sunday the Intermediate and Senior finals will take place in Doonbeg. The Intermediate final between Burren Gaels and Miltown starts at 1.45pm while the senior final between holders the Banner and West Clare Gaels starts at 4pm.
U12s win against Kilmihil (10-9-15)
Fergus Rovers u12s had a narrow win over Kilmihil this evening in Round 3 of the championship. Sinead Collins got the opening two scores 1-1 from play with Hazel Halpin a point and Ellen Griffin a goal. Rovers lead at half time on double scores 2-2 to 1-1. Ciara Tighe goaled before Soracha Donnellan got her two goals of the game. With time also up Rovers were behind by two points and a goal was needed. Katie Moloney who had an excellent game in goals started a move with Ellen Griffin finishing to the net to secure Rovers first points of the championship. Next up is Kilmurry Ib on Sept. 18th in Quilty at 7pm. The panel was as follows Katie Moloney, Orla Ni Ceallaigh, Louise Coffey, Caomihe Halpin, Sarah Sheehan, Emma Keating, Lisa Hill, Ellen Griffin Anna Whelan, Soracha Donnellan Aoife Crowe, Sinead Collins, Hazel Halpin, Ciara Tighe, Alanaha Murphy, Sherrie Marrinan, Shauna Griffin, Enya Meaney, Aisling O Rourke and Josephine Talylor.
Forcast the score cards (7-9-15)
On Monday evening the forcast the score cards will be given to all managers to give to players at training. Any player travelling the Dublin for the seven a sides are expected to sell two cards while others will be given one card.
U8s play well (7-9-15)
The u8s played Cooraclare and Kilmihil on Saturday morning last. Rovers divided there panel into three teams with Cooraclare fielding two teams. The games were run off in blitz format with each team playing each other. Fergus Rovers had 27 out of 28 members of the panel available (Katie Troy sick). Well done to all the girls who played welll and they had great support from family and friends. See photos in photos 2012-15 more photos 7.
U 12s do well despite defeat (03-09-15)
The club U 12 side had their second championship outing in five days when this time they hosted Doonbeg at Lissycasey. A closely contested affair Fergus Rovers were 0-02 to 0-01 in front at half time. However, a second half goal from Doonbeg proved crucial as they took the points on a final score of 1-05 to 0-05. Fergus Rovers; Katie Moloney, Louise Coffey, Orlaith Ni Cheallaigh, Emma Keating, Sorcha Donnellan, Caoimhe Halpin, Ellen Griffin, Lisa Hill, Anna Whelan, Sarah Sheehan, Sinead Collins, Hazel Halpin, Enya Meaney. The following also played their part ; Sherrie Marrinan, Josephine Taylor, Aoibhe Crowe, Aishling ORourke Ciara Tighe, Shauna Griffin and Alannah Murphy.. Next up is an away match against Kilmihil on or before Sept 11th.
Minors win again (2-9-15)
Fergus Rovers minors had a comfortable win over Cooraclare this evening at Frure. A contribution of 2-03 in the opening half from Aine McSweeney helped Fergus Rovers to a 2-04 to 2-0 interval lead. Three second half goals from full forward Ava O'Malley and one from midfielder Lauren Griffin ensured the local rans out comfortable winners against a young Cooraclare side. Fergus Rovers lined out as follows; Ciara Sheehan, Bernadette Kelly, Ciara Hartigan, Meabh McCarthy, Lorraine Kelly, Rachel Hill, Joanne Kelly, Abbie Connellan, Lauren Griffin (capt.), Sarah Mullins, Aine McSweeney, Aine Slattery, Rebecca Cahill, Ava O'Malley, Chloe Quinlivan. Subs; Gillian Griffin, Alanah Hanrahan, Michelle Collins, Yvonne Collins, Eimear Stephens, Hannah Downes, Sharon Cummins, Cathy Casey, Lauren Hill. (unavailable on the day were Brid Garry and Rebecca Connellan). Next up is Liscannor in round 3 in Liscannor on or before Sept 11th.
Guess the Score cards put on hold (31-8-15)
The Guess the Score Cards have been put on hold for a week due to the mens All Ireland semi final finishing in a draw. Cards will not be given out on Monday evening 7th Sept at Frure at 8p.m.
U12s loose by a point.(31-8-15)
The u12s travelled to Newmarket on Sunday morning to play there first championship game against the home side. There was no score in the first half from either side.
Newmarket opened the scoring mid way through the second half when they scored 1-1. Rovers responded, and within the course of one minute they scored 2-1 to take the lead. Newmarket replyed with a goal of their own. The closing few minutes of the game was very tight with good play from both side. Rovers went ahead again with another goal and it looked like they had secured the win. Newmarket finished strong with 1-1 to win by a single point. This was a good display in there first outing. Next up is Doonbeg on Thursday evening at 7pm. Line out to follow.
busy week for under age games (31-8-15)
On Tuesday evening at 7pm Fergus Rovers minors will play Cooraclare in Frure at 7pm. On Thursday evening in Lissycasey main pitch the u12s will play Doonbeg in Round 2 of the championship also at 7pm, while on Saturday morning at 10am the u8s will play teams from Kilrush and Kilmihil in Ballynacally. The Juniors are also due to play round 4 of the championship but no date has been finalised yet. Plans are also been made by the Mothers&Others team to organise a blitz to take place on Sunday 19th sept.
Intermediates crash out in cracker 26-8-15
Unfortunately playing in a cracker of a game does not give the result which is required and this is exactly what happend this evening in the semi final of the Intermediate championship held in Kilmihil. Miltown opened the scoring when there full forward scored a point. A quick response from Aine Kelly levelled matters. Miltown scored the next 1-3 without reply before Aine Kelly pointed a free. Two further points for Miltown before Laura Hanrahan gave Rovers a life line with a well taken goal with only 3minutes left on the clock in the first half. Miltown finish the half with 1-2 which looked liked closing out the game in there favour. Half time score Fergus Rovers 1-2 to 2-8.
Miltown with the assistance of a number of players from Cooraclare this year extended there lead to 10 points before Clare Hestor scored a super goal after a great run.A minute later the ball was in the net again thanks to Laura Hanrahan after Aine Kelly was fouled and the player who fouled Aine getting 10 minutes in the sin bin. Laura Hanrahan continued to steal the show with another 1-1, the goal was a beautiful chip over the goalie with her right leg. Aine Kelly levelled the game with a pointed free on the 16th minute. GAME ON. but A killer blow came on 24 minutes when Miltown midfielder scored a goal and followed up with a point a minute later. Laura Hanrahan had rovers final say with point as Miltown finished the game with 13 players due to the sin bins. Laura Hanrahans finished with a tally of 3-2. Ciara OMalley had an outstanding second half covering back and driving the team forward with Clare Hestor covering every inch of Kilmihil pitch. A huge effort was put in by all the players. Kevin Green Manager, Oisin Talty coach and Theresa Cahill deserves great credit for the work and the improvement this team has made over the last 12 months. It was also good to see great support for the team with former players, families, friends and neighbours coming to support the panel. The team was Rita Donnelly, Roisin Killeen, Cathriona Murphy, Triona Melican, Rebecca Hill, Rachel Hill, Ciara Hartigan, Abbie Connellan, Clare Hestor, Laura Hanrahan, Ciara O Malley, Lauren Griffin, Aine Kelly, Caroline Doohan and Aine McSweeney. Eimear O Shea for Hartigan Inj, Hartigan for Rebecca Hill and Ava O Malley for Doohan.
Three generations play for Fergus Rovers (24-8-15)
Three generations of the one family have lined out for Fergus Rovers this year. Maeve Clancy joined the under 8 team this year while her mother Sandra Clancy and Maeves grandmother Maire plays for Fergus Rovers Mothers and Others.
Intermediate semi final (19-8-15)
Fergus Rovers will play Miltown in the semi final of the Intermediate championship on Tue Aug 25th in Kilmihil at 7.30pm. Burren Gaels and Eire Og will contest the other semi final. The final is set for Sept 13th as part of a double header with the senior final.
Intermediates progress to semi final (11-8-15)
Fergus Rovers Intermediates progress to the semi final last night with a win over Doonbeg played in Ballynacally. The sides finished level at half time 2-4 a piece. Aine kelly got Rovers first two points of the game. Doonbeg responded with 2-1, before Lauren Griffin and Caroline Doohan replied with a goal each. Laura Hanrahan and Aine McSweeney had the home sides other two points of the half. Laura Hanrahan added her second point within a minute of the restart. Rovers introducted Eimear O Shea who made a big impression and the scores flowed. Ava O Malley, Eimear o Shea (2pt) and Aine Kelly (free) added points before Caroline Doohan added her second goal. All Doonbeg could manage in the second half was a pointed free on the 32nd minute. Final Score Fergus Rovers 3-9 Doonbeg 2-5. Rovers had to play without county player Clare Hestor due to this weekends TG4 qualifiers on in Birr. Rovers now face Miltown in the semi final.
The team was Rita Donnelly, Triona Melican, Cathriona Murphy, Roisin Killeen, Rebecca Hill, Rachel Hill, Ciara Hartigan (cpt), Lorraine Kelly, Laura Hanrahan, Lauren Griffin, Ciara O Malley, Caroline Doohan, Aine Kelly, Ava O Malley and Aine McSweeney. Eimear O Shea for Ava O Malley.
Minors off to a flying start (04-08-15)
Fergus Rovers got their minor championship campaign for 2015 of to a flying start when they recorded a comprehensive victory over an understrength Burren Gaels outfit at Frure earlier this evening. Playing with the aid of a very strong breeze an early goal from Aine McSweeney got the locals off to a good start and at half time they were 2-12 to no score ahead the second goal coming from the boot of Chloe Quinlivan. Rovers expected a stronger second half challenge from their North Clare opponents and despite conceeding two goals the Ballynacally/Lissycasey girls ran out comfortable winners on a final score of 5-19 to 2-02. Fergus Rovers: Ciara Sheehan, Bernadette Kelly, Ciara Hartigan (capt), Maebh McCarthy, Lorraine Kelly, Rachel Hill, Joanne Kelly, Abbie Connellan, Lauren Griffin, Gillian Griffin, Aine McSweeney, Aine Slattery, Chloe Quinlivan, Ava O'Malley, Rebecca Cahill. Subs used: Yvonne Collins, Lauren Hill, Bríd Garry, Eimear Stephens, Michelle Collins. Additional subs: Rebecca Connellan, Kathy Casey. Management: Frank Culleton, Oisin Talty, Martina Hartigan, Imelda Griffin. (scorers to follow). (SEE PHOTOS IN PHOTOS 2012-15 MORE PHOTOS 8)
Fergus Rovers will play both Cooraclare and Liscannor in the group stages.
Thank you to Ennis Glass Co.(2-8-15)
A big thank you is expressed to Ennis Glass Co. Ltd Ennis who have sponsored a set of jerseys for the u10 team. It is very much appreciated by the club.
Minors in action (2-8-15)
The minor team will have their first outing on Tuesday 4th August against Burren Gaels in Lissycasey main pitch.
Best of luck to Grainne and Paula (28-7-15)
Best wishes to two great club women Grainne McCarthy who will represent Lissycasey in the Rose of Clare festival next week, Grainne is a vital member of the Junior and Intermediate panels, and to Paula Donnelly who marrys Crusheens Cronan Dillon next weekend. Paula is the current assistant treasurer of the club a roll she has held for a number of years since retiring from the playing fields.
Juniors suffer heavy defeat (28-7-15)
Fergus Rovers Junior team suffered a heavy defeat to Wolfe Tones on Monday evening going down on a score of 6-11 to 1-6.
Juniors v Wolfe Tones
The Junior team will play Wolfe Tones on Monday 27th July in Shannon at 8pm.
U8 and U10s. (21-7-15)
U8 and u10s take a two week break from training and will return on Sat. 8th of August in Frure at 10am. Trish Meaney is now the new u8 manger taking over from Kristina Saunder.
Gaelic4Mothers&Others Fundraiser a mighty success (13-07-15)
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others fundraiser for the new Breast Cancer Unit in the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick was once again a major success on Saturday evening last. Well done to all the ladies, their mentors and the O'Malley family who put on a great show. A lot of work was put in ahead of Saturday. Before the match v Kilmihil spectators were treated to a Rovers version of "Sister Act" while the special guest accompanied by our own Fr. Joe went down very well. Match commentary was by Fetgal Haeir and sound was provided by Dave Howard. Photos by Dave Dillon to follow. (see photos in more photos 2012-15 more photos 9)
St. Paul's Acamedy in association with Dulwich Harps G.A.A. visit to the club (13-07-15)
Also over the weekend a group of twenty four from St. Paul's Acamedy in South East London were hosted by families of Fergus Rovers underage players. On Friday evening thet had a training with the club U 14 team while on Saturday there was blitz oraganised for both teams and Eire Og. On Saturday eveing they attended the G4M&O's event where two of theri teached lined out as guest players for Kilmihil. On Sunday they visited the Cliffs of Moher as well as doing some fun activities in Ennis before returning to Frure at 6p.m. to play a challenge against and U 15 club selection. On onday morning they departed Ballynacally and Lissycasey for a tour of Croke Park. They will depart ofr the U.K. tomorrow.
Rovers girls on Clare U 13 Development Squad (13-07-15)
Aine Garry, Ava Cotter and Savina Browne are currently on the Clare U 13 Development Squad.
Juniors defeat Moy (13-07-15)
Fergus Rovers junior team had a comprehensive victory over Moy in the second round of the championship on Friday last at Lissycasey.
Fergus Rovers Juniors v Moy (10-7-15)
This evening the Junior team will hope to get back to winning ways when they play Moy in Lissycasey main pitch at 7.45pm.
Church Gate Collection (10-7-15)
The Fergus Rovers church gate collection will be held this weekend. Your support would be appreciated.
From 8.30 pm on Saturday evening there should be a great evenings fun when Fergus Rovers Mothers&Others will play Kilmihils Mothers&Others, there will be a few surprise events on the evening. Afterwards all are invited to Fanny O Deas. Music is by Twice Shy. All proceeds will be donated to the new Breast Cancer unit at the Mid West Regional Hospital Limerick.
Fergus Rovers lose to the Banner in Round 1 of Junior Championship (7-7-15)
Fergus Rovers second team lost out the Banners second team in round 1 of the Junior championship tonight in Lees Road. The Banner made a bright start with two early points before Rebecca Cahill opened Rovers account. Three further points from the home side before mid fielder Abbie Connellan added two points a like score from Rebecca Cahill to leave the score Rovers 4pts the Banner 8pts. Caroline Doohan added another point before wing forward Sarah Mullins finished to the net leaving the half time score Rovers 1-5 The banner 0-10. Scores were very limited in the second half with Ennis side adding 1-2 to a single point from sub Emily Cahill. The line out was Theresa Cahill, Cathriona Murphy, Christina Hill, Gillean Griffin, Aoibhinn Killeen, Sharon Cummins, Abbie Connellan, Triona Melican, Rebecca Cahill, Caroline Doohan, Sarah Mullins, Deirdre Cummins and Edel o Reilly. Subs used Meabh McCarrthy for Hill and Emily Cahill for Cummins.
Junior v The Banner, (6-7-15)
The Junior game between Fergus Rovers and the Banner has been switched to lees Road with a new time of 7.45 this evening.
Mothers and Others on Saturday next (6-7-15)
Fergus Rovers mothers&Others will take to the field next Saturday evening with a new start time of 8.30pm.
Presentation to Pilkintons (6-7-15)
There was a small presentation made to the Pilkintons, Kiristina and Darren after training last Saturday morning for their time coaching the u8 panel and also to their kids U8 player Tia and u10 player Mila received Clare polo shirts. A most enjoyable night was also held in Griffins Ballynacally. The family are moving to Germany this week (SEE PHOTOS IN PHOTOS 2012-15 MORE PHOTOS 7)
Rovers deafeated by Burren Gaels(2-7-15)
Fergus Rovers Intermediates were beaten by a stronger Burren Gaels team in Cooraclare last night. The north Clare side started well with with points from Katie Connole (2pt) and Lizzy Roche ((2pt) before sub Aine Kelly opened Rovers account with a good point in the 25th minute. Lorraine Kelly came from centre back to add to the score board seconds later. Burren Gaels Roisin Howley added another point on 29 minutes before Aine Kelly had the final say of the half with a point. Half time score Burren Gaels 6pt to Fergus Rovers 3points. The game was over within 10minutes of the restart when the Gaels added 6 points without reply to extend the gap to 9 points. The final score Fergus Rovers 0-5 Burren Gaels 0-15. It was a disappointing second half performance. They now have to get ready for the championship against Doonbeg in round one. The team was as follows Rita Donnelly, Triona Melican, Cathriona Murphy, Rachel Hill, Clare Hester, Lorraine Kelly, Rebecca Hill, Emer O Shea, Abbie Connellan, Ciara Hartigan, capt, Ciara O Malley, Lauren Griffin and Aine McSweeney. Subs Aine Kelly for McSweeney, Aoibhinn Killeen for Hill, Laura Hanrahan for Hartigan Inj, Ava O Malley for O Malley, Caroline Doohan for Lauren Griffin, Sarah Mullin for Rebecca Hill. Lorraine Kelly Junior, Orla Griffin, Gillian Griffin, Deirdre Cummins, Grainne McCarthy, Emily Cahill, Sharon Cummins, Joanne Kelly, Chloe Quilivan, Edel O Reilly, Christina Hill, Sinead Considine, Rebecca Connellan, Meabh McCarthy. The management is Kevin Greene, Oisin Talty and Theresa Cahill.
The Banner had a easy win over West Clare Gaels on a final score of 2-17 to 0-6
Mothers and Others (1-7-15)
Plans are well under way for the Mothers&Others fundraiser in Lissycasey pitch on Saturday the 11th of July. The evening is starting at 6pm with the Interemdiate team playing a challange against St. Aibles of Limerick. The novelty event will begin around 7pm and the main game begins at 8pm between the Mothers and Others from Fergus Rovers and St. Ailbes. During half time the clubs u14 team will play Dulwich Harps from the U.K which they are hosting for the weekend.Your support for this fundraiser Breast Cancer Unit in Limerick would be greatly appriciated. The night will continue in Fanny O Deas later with music by Twise Shy.
St. Paul's Acamedy in association with Dulwick Harps G.A.A. club visit to Lissycasey (1-7-15)
On Friday the 10th of July St Paul's Acamedy from the U.K will be visiting for three days. Up to 20 players and 4 teachers will travel and be hosted by Fergus Rovers u14's families and other club members. There will be a blitz organised on the Saturday with a number of clubs, while on the Saturday evening they will play at half time during the Gaelic4 Mothers&Others fundraiser game. On the Sunday they take a trip around the county. On Monday morning they head for Dublin to visit Croke Park.
Farewell to Kristina, Darren, Mila and Tia, (29-6-15)
The clubs U8 manager Kristina Saunder and her partner Darren Pilkinton who is also a mentor with the u8s will attend theIR last training session this Saturday morning as they will be making a permanent move to live in Germany on July 7th. Kristina has been involved for three years firstly as mentor under Ronan O Ceallaigh and then taking over from Ronan as manager. This is Darrens second year involved. Their two daughter play underage. Mila is part of the U10 panel while Tia is in her final year at U8. To wish to the family well there will be a night in Griffins Ballynacally on Saturday 4th July. All are welcome to attend.
League final going ahead at Cooraclare (29-06-15)
Cooraclare was this morning announced as the venue for the Div. 2 league final between Fergus Rovers and Burren Gaels on Wednesday (July 1st) at 6.30p.m. It will be followed at 8p.m. by the Div. 1 replay between Banner Ladies and West Clare Gaels.
Date for your diary (25-6-15)
Fergus Rovers Gaelic4Mothers&Others will hold a novelty event on Saturday July 11th in Lissycasey main pitch. The club will also host a team from the U.K on the same weekend. St. Pauls Acamedy in association with Dulick Harps G.A.A. club will be guests of the club. They will stay with host families and will play the local u14 team on the evening of July 11th while full details of their itenery will be announced at a club meeting on Thursday July 2nd.
Schools win final (18-6-15)
Congratulations to the schools team who won the final in Clarecastle recently. Also Ava Cotter who was part of the primary schools team that played at half time in the Munster semi final in Pairc ui Rinn Cork. Well done girls. (see photos in more photos 6)
All Ireland 7s application forms now available (17-6-15)
The Tesco All Ireland 7s competition will take part on Saturday 26th September in Dublin. Application forms are now available from the ladies national website at www.ladiesgaelic.ie.
Weekly news (12-6-15)
Mothers and Others:Training for the mothers and Others continues every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm in Frure and all are eagerly looking forward to their novelty match and a few surprises on Saturday 11th July. Minor training: Minor training under the management team of Frank Culleton, Oisin Talty, Martina Hartigan and Imelda Griffin will start in the next few weeks. u12s in Kilkee this Saturday: On Saturday the u12s will travel to Kilkee to take part in the West Clare blitz..Division 2 league final date fixed: The division 2 league final between Fergus Rovers and Burren Gaels has been fixed for Wednesday 1st July. Time and veune to be confirmed. Primary schools team:Ava Cotter will play at half time during the mens munster semi final game between Clare and Cork in Pair ni Rinn Cork next Sunday. U8s play Doora Barefield: On Saturday the u8s will travel to Gurteen to play Doora Barefield at 10am.
Best of Luck to our Gaelic4Mothers&Others who are travelling to St. Ailbes for the return leg at the weekend. There is no doubt but this event will match that of the one hosted by our club last year!!! (see photos of Mothers and Others Photos 2012-15 more photos 9)
Best of luck to John, Patricia, Sean and Christina (5-6-15)
Best of luck to our chairman John and registar Patricia O Malley and Sean and Christina O Sulivan who will takes part in the all star Mr and Mrs tomorrow night at Lissycasey hall as part of the Brian Casey weekend. It is sure to be a great laugh. Anyone who requires a ticket can Contact Edel Carmody or Paudie Carmody.
Intermdiate and Junior championship (4-6-15)
Fergus Rovers intermediate team have to wait until early August for the start of the championship playing the losers of Doonbeg and Burren Gaels. The Junior team will be in action on 7th of July against the Banner 2. (see Co.Fixt. Res. Photos (clare club fixtures) for full list of games).
vers players on schools team(25-5-15)
Aine Garry lined out of the schools team on Saturday evening in Cusack Park. Aine scored one of the Clare goals.
Sarah Mullins played a prominent role with Colaiste Muires in winning the junior A county final recently.
Aine part of schools team (22-5-15)
Fergus Rovers Aine Garry will play at half time during the mens championship game between Clare and Limerick in Cusack park on Saturday evening. Ava Cotter has also been training with the team.
Round 2 of u10 blitz (20-5-15)
Fergus Rovers took part in Clooney Quin blitz on Sunday last. Rovers had 19 players and field two teams. Each team played three games Doora Barefield, Clooney Quin and Kilmihil. All girls played well despite the weather conditions and were competitive throughout. The players who attened were Alisha Cullinan, Amy Conlon, Andrea Moloney, Aoibhinn Troy, Claire Cuddihy, Clara Meaney, Grace Donnelly, Grace Madigan, Emer Culligan, Faye Ayers, Fiona Breen, Katelyn Haugh, Kylah Hickey, Laura Griffin, Maria Meaney, Meabh Griffin, Meabh Ryan, Niamh Ni cheallagih and Orla Hogan.
Juniors lose league final (17-5-15)
The Junior lost out to West Clare Gaels in the Division 4 league final on home ground. In a high scoring game with plenty of goals the gaels opened the scoring wih a goal before Rovers midfielder Abbie Conlon had a like score. West Clare Gaels added a further 2-2 with a own goal scored at the other end. A point from Abbie Conlon and a goal from team captain Deirdre Cummins after the ball was stopped on the line. Abbie added her second point, with Caroline Doohan getting Rovers 4th goal of the half. Half time score Fergus Rovers 4-2 West Clare Gaels 4-4. On the restart the west Clare side extended the lead adding two points from the impressive Siobhnan brew and Fidelma Marrinan. Rebecca Cahill cut the lead when she scored a goal from a free. West Clare dominated the final twenty minutes of the game to kill off any chance Rovers had. Abbie Conlon finished Rovers scoring with a goal and giving her a personal tally of 2-2. The teams were Teresa Cahill, Christina Hill, Catriona Murphy, Aoibhinn Killeen, Gillian Griffin, Lorraine Kelly junior, Triona Melican, Abbie Conlon, Alana Hanrahan, Deirdre Cummins (Cpt) Mrya Daly Talty, Rebecca Cahill and Caroline Doohan, Sharon Cummins for Gillian Griffin, Sarah Mullin fro Deirdre Cummins, Grainne McCarthy (VC) Rebecca Conlon, Joanne Kelly, Meabh McCarhty, Chloe Quilivan, Carmel McGuane, Emily Cahill and Sinead Considine. (SEE PHOTOS IN PHOTOS 2012-15 MORE PHOTOS 8)
Four wins from Four for Intermediates.(17-5-5)
Fergus Rovers took full points from their league run with four wins after the beat Doonbeg this evening by the narrows of margins. In contrast to the mornings Junior game this was a low scoring game.Doonbegs Lauren Blake opened the scoring after four minutes but Aine McSweeney replyed a minute later. Orla Griffin and Aine McSweeney completed the Rovers scores for the first half. Half time Rovers 0-3 Doonbeg 0-2. Doonbeg when ahead when they added four points in a row. Caroline Doohan one of six players who played in the junior final eight hours earlier cut the lead. Sarah Mullins made an impact from the bench when she won a high ball at the edge of the square to finish to the net. It looked as if this game was going to end in a draw but Eimear O Shea had the final say with a well taken point. With time up Rita Donnelly and Catriona Murphy scraped the ball of the line. Final Score Fergus Rovers 1-5 Doonbeg 0-7.
Adult teams in action this weekend (15-5-15)
The division 4 league final between Fergus Rovers and West Clare Gaels is fixed for Lissycasey main pitch on Sunday 15th of May at 10am. Later in the evening the Intermediate team travel to play Doonbeg in round 5 of the league with a start time of 6pm. Please come and support the teams.
Juniors beat Moy in Semi final (11-5-15)
Fergus Rovers second team made easy work of beating Moy in the semi final of the divison 4 league in Frure this afternoon. Rovers had seven different scorers with Rebecca Cahill finishing the game with a personal tally of 3-3. Caroline Doohan opened the scoring with a goal and a point before Rebecca opened her account. Grainne McCarthy and Myra Daly Talty added further points before Rebecca Cahill(2) and Deirdre Cummins added goals. A lone point was all Moy could register in the first half. Half time score Fergus Rovers 4-6 to 0-1. Myra Daly added two early points in the second half with Grainne Mccarthy also getting her second score. Another goal from corner forward Cahill, and a converted penalty by Triona Melican after Brid Garry was pulled down in the small square. Alanah Hanrahan, Caroline Doohan both added two points each along with a point from top scorer Rebecca Cahill. The final score Fergus Rovers 6-15 to Moys 0-3. The team was Theresa Cahill, Christina Hill, Cathriona Murphy, Sharon Cummins, Gillean Griffin, Lorraine Kelly junior, Triona Melican, Myra Daly Talty, Alanah Hanrahan, Deirdre Cummins, Rebecca Cahill, Grainne McCarhty and Caroline Doohan. Brid Garry for Myra Daly Talty.
This was a great weekend for the Rovers with the Junior team reaching the final and the Intermediate team already in the division 2 final since Friday night eventhough they have yet to play Doonbeg next weekend. Well done to the management team of Kevin Green, Oisin Talty and Theresa Cahill for all their work throughout the year.
Easy win for Intermediates (8-5-15)
On a very cold evening at Eire Og grounds Fergus Rovers Intermediates had an easy win over the home team. Rovers got off to a dream start with points from Eimear O Shea, Ava O Malley Lauren Griffin, Rebecca Cahill, Ciara O Malley before Aine McSweeney went on a scoring run with 1-3. Eire Og registered there first score on the 21minutes with a point but quick replys with scores from Clare Hestor, Rebecca Cahill and Eimear o Shea. Aine McSweeney finished the half with her second goal of the game. Half time score Fergus Rovers 2-11 to 0-1. On the restart Ciara O Malley added her second point before the impressive Eire Og centre forward added 1-1. Points from Ava O Malley, Orla Griffin and Eimear O Shea finished off the rovers scoring. Eire Og never game up and added the final few score. Full time Fergus Rovers 2-15 Eire og 2-6.Rovers had impressive displays from corner back Roisin Killeen, midfielders Clare Hestor and Abbie Connellan wing forward Lauren Griffin and corner forward Aine McSweeney who finish with a tally of 2-3. The team was as follows Rita Donnelly, Triona Melican, Cathriona Melican, Roisin Killeen, Rebecca Hill, Ciara Hartigan, Rachel Hill, Clare Hestor Abbie Connellan, Lauren Griffin, Ciara O Malley, Eimear O Shea, Rebecca Cahill, Ava OMalley and Aine McSweeney. Caroline Doohan for Ciara Hartigan, Sharon Cummins for Aine McSweeney, Orla Griffin for Rachel Hill, Deirdre Cummin for Lauren Griffin, Aine McSweeney for Rebecca Cahill.
Minor manager (8-5-15)
Frank Culleton is confirmed as minor manager for the coming year at a club meeting last night. Oisin Talty will be the team coach with selectors Martina Hartigan and Imelda Griffin also on board. It is expected that the minor championship will begin in August.
U14s suffer heavy defeat (6-5-15)
Fergus Rovers U14s suffered a heavy defeat to Liscannor this evening in Frure in round one of the championship. The final score Liscannor 6-7 Fergus Rovers 2-0. The team was as follows Leanna Conway, Mary Culligan, Tara OMalley, Holly Garry, Ellen Conway, Shauna Hayes, Ava Cotter, Aine Garry, Emma Hill, Holly McCarthy, Lisa Hill, Michelle Carraig, Grace O Sullivan, Katie Moloney, Clodagh O Herlihy. Subs Soracha Donnellan for Leanna Conway, Sabhina Browne for Grace O sullivan, Sarah Sheehan for Ava Cotter. Next up is Eire Og in two weeks time. (see picture in photos 201-15 more photos 5)
Scholarship Grant (2-5-15)
Munster council decided that they would give two scholarships to irish College this year. If anyone is interested in receiving these scholarships please contact club secetary Deirdre Cummins at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Closing date is May 15th. The scholarship will not cover the total cost of attending Irish college and that the names of all applicants will be put into a hat at the May 18th meeting.
Busy week ahead for Rovers (2-5-15)
On Wednesday evening the u14s will have there first game of the year when they play Liscannor at 7pm in Lissycasey. On Friday evening the Intermediate team play Eire og in Eire Og with the time to be finalised. A win would secure a league final place. On Saturday morning Fergus Rovers host one of the county board u12 blitz in Frure at 10am and on Sunday the Junior team play Moy in the division 3 semi final. Community games is also taking part on Sunday morning in Frure starting at 10.45 for u12s. Best of luck to all teams.
Training for u8s and u10s switches to Ballynacally. (2-5-15)
On Saturday 2nd of May u8 traininng will switch to Ballynacally at 10am for six weeks. However there will be no training on 16th and 23rd of May due to first holy communions.
Training for the u12 panel will move to Frure on May 2nd at 10.15am for six weeks.
U16s bow out of championship (27-4-15)
Fergus Rovers u16s were beaten by Kilmihil in the semi final at Lissycasey yesterday evening. Rovers were down 0-3 to 1-3 at half time. The home side had plenty of chances and reduced the lead to one point mid way though the second half. Kilmihil finished the stronger, the final score Fergus Rovers 0-6 Kilmihil 1-5.
SISU mouth guards (24-4-15)
SISU mouth guards are a effective mouthguard for gaelic games. The gum shield are the thinnest and lightest and when purchased they are flat and can be molded to fit around the gums and teeth. Players can talk and drink while wearing the gumshield. Adults price are €25 and kids under 12 are €20. For more info contact John Byrnes Kildysart at 087 9871439 .
Wolfe Tones u10 blitz (21-4-15)
Wolfe Tones held the first U10 blitz of the season. Wolfe Tones, Clooney/Quin and Fergus Rovers fielded one team each. In each match Fergus Rovers played very well and generally proved stronger than either opposition. The players demonstrated the skills they have learnt in previous seasons plus skills learned so far this season. The next blitz is on Sun. May 17th when the team travels to Clooney. Players who attended the blitz included: Aoife Griffin, Grace Madigan, Andrea Moloney, Amy Conlan, Clara Meaney, Ella Conway, Emer Culligan, Emma McMahon, Faye Ayers, Fiona Breen, Laura Griffin, Maria Meaney, Meabh Griffin, Mila Pilkinton, Niamh Ni Cheallaigh, Orla Hogan.
Intermediates record second win in Division 2 league.(20-4-15)
Fergus Rovers had an evening game against Burren Gaels on Saturday. Played in perfect conditions in Lissycasey main pitch Aine McSweeney opened the scoring with a point. Burren Gaels added the next six points without reply before clare Hestor broke there run. Points were exchanged with Ciara O Malley adding the Rovers score. A good run from wing forward Ciara Hartigan set up O Malley for another good point. Ciara added a further point from a free with a like score from the north Clare side. On the stroke of half time Eimear O Shea hit a high ball into the square and it went all the way to net. half time score Fegus Rovers 1-5 Burren Gaels 8points. Eimear O Shea started the scoring in the second half and a goal from Aine McSweeney extended the lead after a good run from Abbie Connellan. Ciara O Malley scored the next 1-2 but Burren Gaels had their own ideas and added a goal and a point. Aine McSweeney scored a point leaving two points between the sides with only minutes on the clock. The Gaels added a point to cut the lead but Lorraine Kelly came up field to finish the game with a fine point. Final Score Fergus Rovers 3-10 Burren Gaels 2-11. 26 players togged out for the Rovers with the following the starting team Rita Donnelly, Triona Melican, Cathriona Murphy, Clare Hestor, Lorraine Kelly Senior), Rachel Hill, Eimear O Shea, Abbie Connellan, Ciara Hartigan Ciara O Malley, Aine Kelly, Ava O Malley, and Aine McSweeney. Lauren Griffin for Kelly inj.
Fergus Rovers v East Clare Gaels (20-4-15
Fergus Rovers Junior team had an easy win over East Clare Gaels today in Lissycasey main pitch on a final score of 4-9 to 1-1. There was many players on view who hadnt pulled on a Rovers jersey for many years. (line out and scorers to follow)
Topaz tokens for club funds (26-3-15)
Topaz are running a club draw in which five tokens are required to be filled on a card for 40 euros worth of fuel which can be got any Topaz petrol station or at Taltys shop. The club needs 300 cards in order to qualify for the draw and will automatically receive 250 euro and be in for a chance of a top prize of 10,000 euro. The draw will close at the start of May. Cards can be given to Deirdre Cummins 085 7554313 or any club member.
Training for the Mothers and Others begin on April 27th for more info contact Patricia O Malley at 086 0553350.
u16s unlucky to loose to Cooraclare (16-4-15)
Fergus Rovers u16s were very unlucky to loose to Cooraclare this evening in beautiful sunsine in Frure. Cooraclare got off to a dream start with an early goal before Michelle Collins opened Rovers account with a point. Like scores followed from Eimear Stephens and Aine Slattery. The west Clare side took control for the remainder of the half adding 1-2 before the break leaving the half time score 0-3 to 2-2. Cooraclare extended the lead after the break with a point. Alanah Hanrahan scored a good goal and followed up with a point to cut into the lead. Cooraclare hit back with a goal of their own and a like score from Rovers wing forward Aishling Hehir. With very little between the sides the home side piled on the pressure for the last 15 minutes but only had a point to show from Alanah Hanrahan. With the final effort of the game Michelle Collins hit the cross bar and the ball went over the bar which could easily have been a goal and Fergus Rovers lost by a point. Final score Fergusrovers 3-6 Cooraclare 4-4. The team was as follows Tara O Malley, Lauren Hill, Emily Barry, Emma Meaney, Bernadette Kelly, Brid Garry, Cathy Casey, Aine Slattery, Yvonne Collins, Aishling Hehir, Alanah Hanrahan, Eimear Stephens, Michelle Collins, Emma Hill, Hannah Downes and Grace O Sullivan.
Both adult teams in action this weekend (15-4-15)
On Saturday evening in Lissycasey main pitch at 6.45 Fergus Rovers intermediates play Burren Gaels in round two of the division 2 league. On Sunday morning at 12 noon the Juniors play East Clare Gaels also in Lissycasey main pitch. This game was called off last weekend due to the weather.
U16s v Cooraclare (14-4-15)
On Thursday 16th the U16s are at home in Frure to Cooraclare at 6.30.
April County board winners (14-4-15)
The winners of the the April draw were as follows Maura McMahon Newmarket (180), Ger Keane, Colm Clancy, T. Meehanaghan Banner (006), Burren Gaels top table (14), Colin McMahon KIldysart (159). John Power Doora Barefield (83) and Neil Ryan Newmarket all collect €150. The club draw winner of €300 was Wolfe Tones.
Cooraclare blitz (12-4-15)
On Saturday morning the u12 panel played three games in Cooraclare. First up was Kildysart then Kilmihil and finally Doora Barefield. Rovers played well in their first two games. The panel was Josephine Taylor, Louise Cofffey, Ana Moloney, Sinead Collins, Sherrie Marrinan, Sorcha Donnellan, Katie Moloney, Orla Ni Cheallaigh, Ellen Griffin, Lisa Hill, Enya Meaney, Emma Keating, Shauna Griffin and Eva Crowe. Mary Keating, Ciara Collins and Catriona Murphy took charge fo the team for the day.
Juniors v East Clare Gaels 9-4-15
This Sunday in Lissycasey main pitch Fergus Rovers Junior team play East Clare Gaels in the Division 3 league. In round one Fergus Rovers suffered a heavy defeat against Coolmeen.
U12 take part in Cooraclare blitz, 9-4-15)
On Saturday morning the u12 panel will take part in the Cooralcare blitz starting at 10am. Teams from Cooraclare, Doora Barefield, Kildysart, Kilmihil and Newmarket will also take part. This is 11 a side with four 10minute quarters per game and an unlimited amount of sub. Each player must get a chance to play in different positions during the blitz, while there is no score kept each team will play at least 3 games. This group have been training with a number of weeks under the management team of Padraig Halpin, Mary Keating, Kieren Collins and Stephine Murphy.
Feile 2015 (8-4-15)
Fergus Rovers had mixed luck in the u14 Feile yesterday evening. The first game they played Wolfe Tones where they had a confortable win on a final score of 2-10 to no score. Next up was the host club Eire Og, playing 13 a side but unfortunately Eire Og came out on top with a 2-6 to 1-0 win.
Bingo a great success (6-4-15)
Fergus Rovers third annual bingo in Lissycasey hall on Good Friday night proved to be yet another great success. Over 400 people attended with some great prizes on offer. Vice chairperson Deirdre Cummins welcomed all before Mary Keane called the numbers. The hightlight of the night was the jackpot game with a prize of €250. Thanks to all who helped on the night from traffic management, catering, sellers and a special thanks to all our sponsors and to all who supported on the night. The sponsors are A.P.C quaries (Gerry Gallagher), Breda Clohessy energy healing, C& L plumming Danny Lynch, Clancys Garage Lissycasey, Clare Spring water, Liam Cleary Motors Ennis, Clare oil, Kieren Connolly physio Kildysart, Fanny O Deas Lissycasey, Kellys Bros Clondegad, Kellys Meats, Lock and Key Ennis (Mary Keane), Lissycasey group water, Montway (Dermot and Morgan McSweeney England), Jamsie Meere bus hire, Paddy Mcsweeney contractors Lissycasey, Martin Meaney Coast to Coast insulating, Oliver McSweeney tyres, James Quin Butchers Ennis and Lissycasey, Sheedys of Darragh, The Local Inn Bar Drumquin and Taltys Mace Lissycasey,
Fergus Rovers u14s are in Division 2 this year , they play Eire Og and Wolfe tones on April 7th in Eire og grounds.
Topaz tokens for club funds (26-3-15)
Topaz are running a club draw in which five tokens are required to be filled on a card for 40 euros worth of fuel which can be got any Topaz petrol station or at Taltys shop. The club needs 300 cards in order to qualify for the draw and will automatically receive 250 euro and be in for a chance of a top prize of 10,000 euro. The draw will close at the start of May. Cards can be given to Deirdre Cummins 085 7554313 or any club member.
Junior team well beaten by Coolmeen (23-3-15)
Fergus Rovers second team were well beaten by Coolmeen in round one of the division 3 league in Coolmeen yesterday afternoon. Rovers only managed 1-1 in the game with Chloe Quilivan getting the goal.
Laura Hanrahan the new u14 manager.(19-3-15)
Laura Hanrahan is the new u14 manager for 2015. Laura and her mentors will start training on Wed. 25th in Frure at 6.30pm.
Fergus Rovers Juniors v Coolmeen (19-3-15)
Fergus Rovers second team will play Coolmeen in Round 1 of the Division 3 league. Throw in time is 3pm in Coolmeen.
Bingo returns Good Friday night.(19-3-14)
The third annual Bingo will be held Good Friday 3rd of April in Lissycasey hall at 8.30pm.
The sad passing of Johnny Hayes RIP (12-3-15)
It is with great shock and sadness we announce the passing of Johnny Hayes, Lanna, Lissycasey. Johnny was one of the founding members of Fergus Rovers back in 1986. He was a very active member at club, county and national level along with his wife Christina. He was a well known referee, refereeing at all levels including several All Ireland finals. Johnny served as chairman and vice chair for Clare for many years and was the current vice chairperson until is untimely death. Johnny was one of the key people involved in the very successful LGFA Annual Congress held in Clare last weekend. In 2010 Johnny received the Hall of Fame award for his massive committment to ladies football. He will be sadly missed by his wife Christina, son Brian, daughters Michelle and Nicola, daughter in law Deirdre, son in law Donal, David, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and a wide circle of friends from ladies football.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam.
Plans underway to host an U14 team from London.(9-3-15)
Its is hoped Dulwich Harps in London will travel to Clare and be hosted by Fergus Rovers on the 9th of July for five days. The 20 girls that will travel will be in the u14 age group along with three mentors. There is the local connection with the London team as Michelle Martin (a niece of Ann Hayes Lissycasey) will be part of the panel. A number of games will be organised for the team. More details nearer the time.
Fanny O Deas present set of Jerseys to Mothers&Others (8-3-15)
Recently Fergal Hair from Fanny O Deas Cafe and Bar presented a set of gear to Patricia O Malley and her Gaelic4Mother&Others team. (see photos in photos 2012-15 page 8)
Big win for u16s (8-3-15)
On Sunday morning the u16s travelled to Clarecastle for their first round game and recorded a big win with a final socre of Fergus Rovers 6-8 to Clarecastles 2-1.(see photo in more photos 5..('12-15)
A win first day out.(8-3-15)
The intermediates had an early start (10.30am) on Sunday morning when they took on Kilrush in an excellent pitch in Ballynacally. Lauren Griffin got the team off to a great start with a goal, after a free from Aine Kelly dropped short and was recycled by Ava O Malley who passed to Lauren and she finished well to the net. Lauren added a further point before Kilrush opened their account with the next three scores two from frees. Two points from Aine Kelly before Kilrush took control of the half scoring 1-5. Both teams had a player sin binned in the first half but Kilrush too advantage when they score their goal directly after Rovers captain Ciara Hartigan was binned. Half time score Fergus Rovers 1-3 Kilrush 1-8. Rovers did well in the second half allowing Kilrush only one point in this half. With time almost up Rovers won a free and for decent the referee moved in the ball, Aine Kelly took the free and finished the ball to the net. Rovers had their first two league points on the board with a one point win. Final score Fergus Rovers 2-07 to Kilrush 1-9. The team was Laura Hanrahan, Lorraine Kelly (Junior), Lorraine Kelly, Cathriona Murphy, Triona Melican, Ciara Hartigan (cpt), Rebecca Cahill, Aine McSweeney, Rachel Hill, Rebecca Cahill, Aine Kelly, Lauren Griffin, Orla Griffin, Ava O Malley and Grainne McCarthy. (see photos in photos2012-15 page 9.
Intermediates v Kilrush.(7-3-15)
On Sunday morning at 10.30 Kilrush will travel to Ballynacally to take on Fergus Rovers.
U16s v Clarecastle (5-3-15)
The u16 panel will have their first competitive game on Sunday at 11.30am in Clarecastle against the home team. The team is managed by Sean O Sullivan and Michael Stephens.
U8 and U10 training starts March 21st (5-3-15)
Training for girls born in 2005 and 2006 under manager Ronan O Ceallaigh begins on Saturday March 21st in Frure at 10am to 11am. Also training for u8 girls born in 2007 and 2008 begins on March 21st at 10am to 11am in Frure under manager Kristina Saunders.
U12 training starting on February 28th (20-2-15)
Training for the u12 panel will start on Saturday February 28th at 10.15am sharp to 11.30am in Frure, Lissycasey. Training will alternate between Lissycasey and Ballynacally.
The mentors are Mary Keating, Padraig Halpin, Stephanine Murphy, Ciaran Collins and Caitriona Murphy. All players must wear gum shields in order to be covered by the Injury fund. Players will NOT be permitted to train without them.
Weekend adult leage matches are cancelled (10-02-15)
All adult league fixtures due to take place this weekend are off and have need rescheduled for weekend ending March 8th. This is due to the fact that "permission to play"
applications have not been dealt with at national level due to unforseen circumstances.
2015 season gets underway (08-02-15)
The 2015 playing season for Fergus Rovers will commence on Sunday next with two matches scheduled. This year the club will field two teams in the adult league. The
Intermediate team will be in Div. 2 and here they host Kilrush at 12 noon (pitch t.b.c.). A second team will participate in a lower tier with all Div. 3 & 4 teams grouped together). They will travel to play Coolmeen at 3p.m.
New Chairperson and Vice Chairperson elected (6-2-15)
John O Malley returns to the chairpersons role as he was elected at last nights reconviened A.G.M. John previously held this position from 2009 to 2013. Anne Kelly will take on the Vice Chairperson position. The minor team management will be decided at a later meeting as the competition is not due to start until August. Kieran Collins and Stephanie Murphy were ratified as u12 mentors while Triona Melican was ratified as U 8 mentor and Rita Donnelly with U 10s. The meeting also encouraged all teams to train in both Lissycasey and Ballynacally pitches. Also at the meeting it was decided that all registrations for players would remain the same as previous year even though it has been raised by two euros at provincial level.
Follow up meeting to A.G.M. (30-1-15)
On Thursday evening 5th of February at 8.15pm in Lissycasey meeting room (main pitch) the follow up meeting to the A.G.M will be held to elect a chairperson. New mentors will also be ratified. All are welcome.
Club Meeting (29-01-14)
Details of time and venue of the next club meeting are due to be announced in the next few days as the club have a few items to be completed following the recent A.G.M.
Deirdre Cummins and Martina Hartigan take on new roles for the club (23-1-15)
Out going Chairman Sean O Sullivan opened the meeting followed by a detailed Secretary's report from Edel Malone. The club increased its membership to 172 but failed to collect any silverware during the year. Edel congratulated John O Malley on been selected TESCO Munster Club Person of the year last Febraury in Croke park. The secretary also highlighed the success of the new unit in the club GAELIC4MOTHERS&Others which proved a huge success. She also thanked Aine Kelly and Louise Griffin who helped with the Pimary Schools Link Program which the club was selected for by Munster Council. Edel also spoke on the roll Fergus Rovers played in celebrating Fr. Joe Hourigans Golden Jubliee in June when parents and players provided home baking. The secretary also congratulated all Fergus Rovers players who represented the club at inter county level. She thanked her fellow outgoing offficers Maureen Stephens and Sean O Sullivan for their help thoughtout the year.
A report was given on each team from U8 up to interemedate level. Maureen Stephens gave a detailed financial statement and highlighted the importances of the main fundraiser with Guess the Score, Bingo and The Wren keeping the funds topped up. Sean O Sullivan thanked all mentors for their effort and to Patricia O Malley and her committee for fundraising for breast cancer. Sean also thanked the physios and nurses who helped out at matches and trainings and thanked Maureen and Edel for the work they did throughout the year. Deirdre Cummins was elected the new Secretary taking over from Edel who will now be assistant secretary with Martina Hartigan taking the books from Maureen Stephens as Treasurer. Martina will be assisted by Paula Donnelly. See CONTACT US for the full list of elected officer and mentors. The meeting failed to elect a chairperson on the night but it is hoped to be sorted within a week or two. Eamonn Finunance chairman of Lissycasey G.A.A club also spoke and hoped the two clubs would meet once a top table was in order to arrange slots for training. He also hoped Fergus Rovers would help in supporting and push the Friends of Lissycasey fundraiser. Eammon wished the club best of luck for 2015. A motion was also passed not to allow any u8 players to play with the u10 panel when both panels have large numbers of players. It was also decided that a player could not play at an level above her own unless it was agreed by both managers involved. The club also confirmed that Bingo would go ahead on Good Friday night.
Notes from the January Co. Board meeting and start date for u12,u14, u16 and Intermediates. (13-1-15)
Fergus Rovers U16 team will have their first match on March 7th with the compittion set to be finished before the u14 championship begins on May 5th. They will be in the C grade with Burren Gaels, Cooraclare, Doora Barefield (2nd team), Eire Og, Kilmihil, Kilrush and Clarecastle. There will be two groups of 4, cup and shield semi finals and finals.
This years U14 feile is set for the Tuesday April 7th and Tursday April 9th.
The U14 championship starts May 5th.
The u12 league will be played as Go Game format starting on March 4th with further games on April 25th, May 2nd and June 20th. The Championship will start in late August.
The Intermediate team will have their first piece of action on February 15th with round 2 down for the weekend of March 8th and Round 3 on April 5th.
This year Cooralcare and Crusheen will not be able to field adult teams similar to Shannon Gaels. Some players from Cooraclare will be looking to assist Miltown and Kilrush, while five Shannon Gaels players have looked to assist Kilmihil. Some Crusheen players will seek to assist Clooney Quin. Doonbeg who won the Intermediate championship in 2012 and did not field a team last year at adult level are looking to be regraded to Intermediate level. It will be interesting to see how the authoroties at national level view this given the fact that they have not participated at senior level for two years.
Maureen Stephens steps down (8-1-15)
It has been confirmed that Maureen Stephens will now not seek to be relected to her position of Treasurer for the coming season. Maureen has held the position for the last five years and kept excellent control of the finances in that time. Maureen was one of the main driving forces behind the Clubs very sucessful Bingo fundraisers over the past two years. There will be a new top table to lead the club in 2015 as Chariman Sean O Sulliivan and Secetary Edel Carmody will also step down from their roles.
Fergus Rovers Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday night 23rd of January 2015 in Frure meeting room at 8pm. All managers will provide a report on their team during the year along with Maureen Stephens Treasurer's 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.