Fergus Rovers

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                                                                                                                          NEWS 2017

 

Wren 2017

The final event for the club in 2017 was yet another very sucessful day out in the wren. Four crews with over 50 members travelled both the  Lissycasey and Ballynacally parishes. There was great support from all houses visited. Thanks to all who helped on the day who provided transport, drivers collectors, musicians and all the people who looked after us thoughout the day. see pic in home page from the Ballynacally wren.

 

 

 

U13 development county training. (8-12-17)

Colette Hogan and Ronan O Ceallaigh are part of the management team for the u13 county development squads which have a one day blitz in 25th Feb 18. Training begins on 15th Dec in Kildysart astro turf at 7pm. It is expected Fergus rovers will send a up to 10 players for this training. Gordon Drummy Kilrush, Ed Manley Clooney Quin and Tom Moynihan C. Quin are also parts of the management.

 

medal presenation (1-12-17)

The winning division 2 league panel will be presented wth there medals on Sat. 9th Dec in The Market bar Ennis. The winning u12 league team will get ther medal on Sunday 3rd in Fannny O Deas

 

Update for A.G.M

Alan Culligan is the new man to lead the club for 2018. Alan replaces John O Malley in the chairperson roll. He is assisted by Colette Hogan and Fiona Culligan who are staying on as Secretry and Treasurer. Every position was filled in the officers roll with a few mentors needed for different teams. Ann Kelly is the new Assistant tresurer and vice chairwoman while Mary Keating is the new PRO.  Mary keane is the new development officer while John OMalley is the new vice president.(see Contact Us section for full list of officers for 2018.

Night out for club members(22-11-17)

Anyone who helped out during the year with the Club are invited to a night out in Griffins bar Ballynacally on Saturday 26th November.

 

A.G.M (22-11-17)

This years A.G.M will be held on Friday 25-11-17 in Frure meeting room at 8pm. Chairman John o Malley is stepping down from his position after 8 years in the job. Anyone wishing to get involved for the coming year are welcome to attend. Players and parents are all invited on Friday night.

 

Minors out of championship. (19-11-17

Fergus rovers final team left in competiton for 2017 exited at the semi final of the minor shield against a strong Kilmihil side. Eimear Stephens gave Rovers a bright start with an early goal. While the visitors dominated the early stages of the game this was the only score to show for there work. When the home side Kilmihil did kick into gear they score 3-2 without reply. Aine Slattery and Eimear Stephens had two points to leave the half time score Fergus Rovers 1-2 Kilmihil 3-3. Aine Slattery opened the second half scoring with a point. A similar reply from Kilmhil kept Rovers at bay. Slatterys third point and a well taken goal from Ciara O Brien cut the lead to just a goal.However this was as close as Rovers could get with Kilmihil finishing with a furher 3-2 to 0-2 from Aine Slattery. Final score Fergus Rovers 2-6 Kilmihil 6-6. This was a disappointing campaign, it is a very small panel and on each match day there players unavailable for different reasons. The positives for this side is that only two players are overage for 2018 Brid Garry and Sarah Mullins. The panel was Ciara Sheehan , Emily Barry Lauren Hill, Cathy Casey, Bernadette Kelly, Sarh Mullins, Michelle Collins, Alanah Hanrahan, Aine Garry, Aine Slattery, Ciara O Brien, Emma Hill, Grace O Sullivan, Eimear Stephens, Shauna Hayes. Yvonne collins for G. O Sullivan, Ava Cotter for S.Hayes, Grainne Ryan, Brid Garry. Management Frank Culleton, Oisin Talty, Nollaig Griffin and Deirdre Cummins.

Minor semi final (17-11-17)

The minor semi final between Fergus rovers and Kilmilhil is due to take placed this Friday evening in Kilmihil at 8pm under lights. This game has bee cancelled several times due to poor pitch conditions and either team not available on certain weekends. The minor side are the only team left in competition for 2017.

 

New County management (10-11-17)

The clare county board has appointed a new manager in James Murrihy (kilmurry Ib). James brings an impressive team with him in Amy O Shea (8 time all ireland winner with Cork Ladies, David conway (Doora Barefield) David O Brien (Miltown, former Clare ladies manager and County mens selector) and Lissycaseys Joe Hayes who has recently retired from the County football team. Keith Hennessey Head lecturer at LIT will do the strenght and conditioning while David O brien will do the Performance Analysising. Murrihy beat Barry Donnelly for the position.

 

 

Minor semi final (5-11-17)

The minor semi final between Fergus Rovers and Kilmihil was called off this moring after a pitch inspection. Frure pitch was examined yesterday evening  and was deemed playable however heavy rain overnight had waterlogged the centre of the pitch which was considered danagerous to play on. It is expected the game will go-ahead in two weeks time with the winners playing Miltown in the final.

 

U12  A shield final. (15-10-17)

Rovers second final at u12 level in two days ended with the same result losing on a score of Fergus Rovers 4-5 to Cooraclare 4-7  which was very dissapointing for all who worked with these sides. Cooraclare were the  stronger team and a point from Ciara o Connell opened the scoring. An Orla Hogan goal had Rovers ahead but 1-2 from the Cooraclare girls without reply opened a 3 point game. Rebecca MCcarty pointed to keep Rovers in the game. A goal from Cooraclare should have killed off this brave Rovers side but Rebecca McCarthy had other ideas and goaled and a point from the exciting Robon Cottam  had only a point between the sides again. Full forward Aoibhe Hehir had a point to leave the half time score Fergus Rovers 2-2 to Cooraclare 2-4.  A goal from the Cooraclare girls extend the lead, Rebecca McCarthy pointed before Aoibhe Hehir did the damage scoring 1-2. Rebecca McCarthy fisted a lovely point and she followed up with a goal. Emma McMahon also got on the score sheet with a goal but it was well into the seventh minute of injury time. Final score Fergus Rovers 4-5 to Cooraclare 4-7. The panel was Amy Conlan (cpt) Emma McMahon, Fiona Breen, Ella Conway, Emer Culligan, Niamh Ni Chealligh, Andrea Moloney, Laura Griffin, Emer Phelan, Aoife O Brien, Orla Hogan, Meabh Griffin, Faye Ayers, Clara Meaney, Rebecca McCarthy, Erin Kelly, Aoife Burke, Robyn Cottam. Managment Ronan O Ceallaigh, Gerry Griffin, Colette Hogan, Justin Griffin, Sandra Ryan, Michael Melican.

 

 

U12 C shield final (14-10-17)

Fergus Rovers yellow side travelled to Newmarket Sat. afternoon to play Clooney Quin in the u12 C final at 4pm. Aoife Griffin got the opening point from a free. Clooney Quins captain Ellen Collins replyed with a like score. Meabh Ryan made it twopoints to one. A Clooney Quin free end up in the back of the Rovers . The red and green side had a good ten minute spell by adding a further 1-1 to a single point from a free from Aoife Griffin. Half time score Clooney quin 2-3 to Fergus Rovers 0-3. Abbie Doyle goaled early in the second half and a minute later Aoife griffin had a similar score to tie up the game. Abbie Doyle was on the score board again with a point. Meabh Ryan goaled mid way through the half and now Rovers were four to the good. Clooney Quin took control of the final 10 minutes and score two goals to win on a final score Cooney Quin 4-3 Fergus Rovers 3-4. Several players stood out over the game but Keeva Culligan was outstanding in defence. Well done to the panel and managment team who had a long season. Kylah Hickey, Keeva Culligan, Ria Meaney, Kate Lees, Evanna Lynch, Grace Eustace, Grace Donnelly, Shauna Melican, Phoebe O Shea, Caoimhe Talty, Abbie Doyle, Meabh Ryan, Meadhbh Ni Mhuineachain, Aoife Griffin, Maria Meaney, Hazel Keating, Abbie Cahill, Sophie Culleton, Eimear Burke and Leah Culligan. The management was Justin Griffin, Gerry Griffin, Colette Hogan, Michael Melican, Sandra Ryan and Ronan O Ceallaigh.

 

U14 final (10-10-17)

The Banner got the better of Fergus Rovers in the shield final on sunday evening. Soracha Donnellan had two goals on the board with six minutes of the start. Two points from the banner cut the lead. Two quick goals for the Banner girls pushed them ahead for the first time with 20 minutes gone. Ellen Griffin pointed and a like score from a free for the banner had the half time score Fergus Rovers 2-1 The banner 2-3. Rovers fell further behind as The Banner added 1-1. Soracha Donnellan scored her and her side third goals. The same player pointed to leave two between sides. A free for the winners which was pointed. ellen Griffin had the final scre with a point. The final score Fergus Rovers 3-3 The Banner 3-5.  There were some outstanding displays throughout the game from Orlaith Ni Cheallaigh, Goalie Ciara Chohessy who had to retire injured and Emma Keating. The team was Ciara Clohessy, Aisling O Rourke, Louise Coffey, Caoimhe Halpin, Orlaith Ni Cheallaigh, Emaa Keating (cpt) Aoibhe Crowe, Lisa Hill, Chloe O Shea, Aisling Costello, Rebecca CArmody, Ellen Griffin, Sorcha Donnellan, Anna Whelan, Sherrie Marrinan.Shauna Griffin, Alannah Murphy, Hazel Halpin, Caithlin Monahan, Enya Meaney and Sarah Sheehan. The management team of Mary Melican, Stephaine Murphy and Padraig Halpin have amount of work done with this team since they started training in March.

 

Busy weekend of games. (6-10-17)

On Saturday the intermediate side will line out in the Sheile Callanan 7 a side tournament in Cooraclare playing three games, Doonbeg, Liscannor and Cooraclare 3. Both u12 sides are in action on Saturday, while on Sunday morning the minor side play Coolmeen/ Shannon Gaels at 11am in Lissycasey. Later that evening the u14s play their league final at 5.15 (venue to be confirmed).

 

Congrats Joan (18-9-17

Congratulations to Joan Halpin Lissycasey who had the correct score in this years Forcast the Score competition in the mens football final between Dublin and Mayo. Joan will receive a cheque for €500 in the coming days.

 

All Ireland Finals. (14-9-17)

The Ladies all Ireland finals are on in Croke park next weekend 24th Sept. A new pairing of Mayo and Dublin are in the senior final at 4pm. Tipperary are back in the intermediate final against Tyrone at 1-45pm, While in the Junior final at 11.45am Derry take on Fermanagh.

 

 

U10s on the road. (14-9-17)

The u10 panel will travel to Knockainey in Limerick this Saturday to take part in a blitz. They have an early start at 8.15 and should be returning around 4-45pm. Well done to the management team who are travelling with the team Trisha Meaney, Alan Culligan, Barry Keating, Deirdre Cummins, Joan Meade and Peter o Leary.

 

Brave u10s (10-9-17)

Brave u10s battled with wind and rain when they played in Ballyncally this evening. Teams from Newmarket, Kilmurry Ib and Kildysart visited. Each team played two games with Fergus Rovers fielding two teams. Well done to the Rovers management of Trisha Meaney, Barry Keating, Alan Culligan, Joan Meade, and Deirdre Cummins who had every think in order expect for the poor weather. Well done also to refs Aine Garry and Bernadette Kelly.  They travel to Kerry next weekend for a blitz.(see pictures in u10 section)

 

u10 Blitz refixed (8-9-17)

The management of the u10s have refixed there posponed blitz for this Sunday at 5pm in Ballynacally.

 

U15 development squad.(5-9-17)

Eight players have been clall up to the u15 county development squad. They are Grainne Ryan, Holly Garry, Molly MCCarthy, Emma Keating, Aine Garry, Ava Cotter, Savaina Browne and Clodagh Herlihy. Barry Keating has offered his time to be a mentor with this panel.

 

 

u12 AND U10 blitz off

Fergus Rovers have called off all games for Sunday 3rd Sept as a mark of to the late Margaret Keane Lissycasey. Margarets daughter Mary is P.RO of the club at present while Brid had been involved with underage teams for a number of years.

 

U12s (29-8-17)

The U12 league begins next weekend. Rovers will have two teams competiting. One team in U12A and the second team in U12C/D.  The yellow team in U12C/D play Liscannor on Sat. in Lissycasey pitch at 12 Noon. The Blue team play Clooney Quin on Sunday in Ballynacally at 6.30pm. The club has 9 players at this age level on the county development squad Clara Meaney, Orla Hogan, Rebecca Carmody, Rebecca MCCarthy, Fiona Breen, Niamh Ni Ceallaigh, Laura Griffin, Robon Cottan, Eimear Phelan and Shauna Melican. Ronan O Ceallaigh is also a mentor with the county.

 

U10 blitz  (29-8-17)

On Sunday 2nd Sept. Fergus Rovers will host an u10 blitz. Teams from Newmarket, Kilmurry Ib, Kildyart and Shannon Gaels will attend along with two home teams. The start time is 11am in Frure Gaa pitch. The team will travel to Knockainey in Limerick on 16th Sept.

 

U15 Cup Final (30-8-17)

Congratulations to Cooraclare who won the The Johnny Hayes memorial cup last evening. They won on a final score of 6-16 to Kilrush 1-11. The entry fee for this competition has been donated to the' Climb4 Clare´ progect which was set up by the Ladies football association to raise funds to ensure the provision and roll out of the CLIMB support programme in cancer care centres for children aged 5-12 who are experiencing the impact of a parent /brother or sisters who is diagnosis with cancer. Well done to all who took part in the competition and in particular to the organisers Mary Keane, John o Malley and Christina Hayes and the Fergus Rovers mentors Mary Keating, Mairead Hayes and Oisin Talty.

 

Forcast the score cards (29-8-17)

All players and mentors and local business will receive Guess the Score cards over the next few days for the all Ireland mens Football final between Dublin and Mayo on 17th September. 3 lines for €5 or 1 line for €2. Your support on one of the clubs main fundraisers is appriciated.

 

U15 final. (29-8-17)

In  a very exciting match Burren Gaels got the better of the home side in Lissycasey main pitch on Sunday in the u15 Johnny Hayes memorial shield tournament. Anna Whelan and Soracha Donnellan had goals for Rovers within the first minute of the game. Aisling Costello also added a point before Burren Gaels opened there account with a point. Points from Costello (free) and Soracha Donnellan extented the lead to 2-3 to 0-1 with only 10 minutes gone inthe game. Two Burren Gaels goals and a like reply from Anna Whelan kept the supporters entertained. Another Costello free and one from play from the excellent Aine Garry made it 3-5 to 1-2 mid way through the half.  Burren Gaels finished the half strong with 3 goals to go ahead for the first time in the game coming up to the break but Ava Cotter replyed with a goal of her own to end the half on level terms 4-6 to 5-3.  Burren gaels pointed, goals from Whelan her third of the day and a goal from captian Savina Browne pushed rovers 5points up. The North Clare side had there own ideas and  2 goals from their Centre forward had her side in front again. Anna Whelan scored her 4th goal of the game and four Rovers points from Soracha Donnellan, Savina Browne (2) and  Aisling Costello free  had the score at Rovers 7-11 to 7-5.  As Burren Gaels did in the first half they finished very strong with 2-4 without reply to win to great dissapointment from the home supporters. Final score 7-11 to 9-9. Christina Hayes presented both sets of players with their medals on behalf of the Hayes family and the winning shield to the Burren Gaels capt who gave an excellent speach. The team was Aoife Clohessy, Louise Coffey, Lisa Hill, Aisling O rourke, Rebecca Carmody, Ava Cotter (1-0) Emma Keating, Ellen Griffin, Aine Garry (0-3), Aisling Costello (0-4 2f), Savina Browne (1-2) cpt, Grainne Ryan, Chloe O Shea, Soracha Donnellan (1-2) Anna Whelan (4-0). Subs Sherrie Marrinan for Ryan, Sarah Sheehan for O Rourke, Orlaigh Ni Ceallaigh for Coffey, Caithlin Monahan, Shauna Griffin, . Well done to mentors Oisin Talty, Mary Keating, Mairead Hayes and Mary Keane who orgainised the team.

 

U15 finals 23-8-17

Sunday 27-8-17 the u15 Johnn Hayes tournament finals takes place. The shield final between the hosts Fergus Rovers and Burren gaels begins at 12.30pm in the main pitch. The cup final between Kilrush and Cooraclare is on at the same venue at 6.30pm.

 

U15 semi final (16-8-17)

Fergus Rovers had a comfortable win over Shannon Gaels/ Coolmeen in the shield semi final of the Johnny Hayes tournament. Leading at half time by 2-8 to 0-2 they ran out easy winners on a final score of 7-11 to 0-3. The goals coming form Ava Cotter, Aisling Costello (2), Soracha Donnellan (2) and Anna Whelan (2). Roves will now meet Burren Gaels who beat Doonbeg in the other semi final 2-6 to 0-5.

 

intermediates out of championship

Fergus Rovers are out of this years Intermediate championship after been beaten by Burren Gaels this evening in Miltown on a final socre of 3-6 to 3-9. This was a repeat of this years league final which Rovers won 3-9 to 2-6.  Rovers were very slow to start in this game while the North Clare side racked up 2-4 to Rovers 2 points with 26 minutes gone in the first half. Lizzy Roche the scorer of both goals for the gaels. Aine McSweeney goaled to give some hope on 30minutes a point from Ava O Malley followed by a luck goal from Sarah Mullins had Rovers back inthe game at the break only trailing by one point 2-3 to 2-4.Burren gaels were delt a blow when County player Roisin Howley went off injuryed in the first half. Kaleigh McCormack extend the lead to 2 within 30 seconds of the restart. points were exchanged with Lousie Griffin and Bronagh Considine. Aine Slattery pointed to keep the score to the minimum. Points from Shannon and Kayleigh McCormack and Lizzy Roche opened a gap of 4 points. Ciara O Malley cut the lead with a point on 20 minutes. Sarah Mullins levelled matters with a goal with only 3 minutes left. Then diaster struck when corner forward Orlaigh Cullinan goaled two minutes later. Rovers tried hard but it was not to be. The team was Gillean Griffin, Ciara Hartigan, Mairead Hayes, Roisin Killeen, Alana Hanrahan, Ciara O Malley, Michelle Collins, Abbie Connellan Clare Hester, Aine Slattery, Aine McSweeney, Sarah Mullins, Rachel Hill, Louise Griffin and Ava O Malley. Aoibhinn Killeen for Hill, Orla Griffin for McSweeney, luaren Griffin for a OMalley. Ciara Sheehan, Yvonne Collins, Catriona Murphy, Eimear Stephens, Christina Hill, Lorraine Kelly, Ciara Cullen, Grainne McCarthy, Meabh McCarthy, Rebecca Cahill, Cathy Casey, Rebecca Hill, Sharon Cummins, Rita Donnelly and Katie Talty. The management team of Deirdre Cummins, Kevin Hanrahan, Eugene Killeen, Eoghan OLeary have put in huge effort with this them. Physio Kieran Connolly. Burren Gaels team. Jenny Martin, Caoilinn McCormack, Amy oBrien, Niamh McNamara, Aibhe MCGann, Fiona Loughman, Aileen O Reilly, Kayleigh McCormack Roisin Howley, Shannon McCormack, Lizzy Roche, Niamh Carrcuan, Orlaith cullinan, Bronagh Considine and Sally King.

 

U15s v Kildysart 910-8-17)

Fergus Rovers qualified for the semi final of the Johnny Hayes memorial tournament against Coolmeen/Shannon gaels this evening after beating Kildysart on a final score of 7-9 to 4-5. The half time score was Rovers 4-6 to 2-4. The goals coming from Soracha Donnellan (2), Aisling Costello and Savina Browne. Further goals in the second half from Anna Whelan, Browne and Ellen Griffin secured the semi final spot with is due to be played in Lissycasey either Tuesday and Thursday of next week. The team was Ellen Griffin, Aisling ORourke, Lisa Hill, Louise Coffey, Ciara Clohessy, Emma Keating, Holly Garry, Aine Garry, Rebecca Carmody, Aisling Costello, Savina Browne, Grainne Ryan, Sherrie Marrinan,Soracha Donnellan and Anna Whelan. Cloe O Shea, Shauna Griffin,Clara Meaney,Caithlin Monahan,

 

U15s v Doonbeg (1-8-17)

Fergus Rovers beat Doonbeg in Round 2 of the Johnny Hayes tournament on Wed. evening. Winning at half time 0-6 to 0-2 the home side closed out the game in the second half. Goals from Soracha Donnellan (2), Ava Cotter, Sherrie Marrinan and Anna Whelan. Final score Fergus Rovers 5-8 Doonbeg 2-6. Next up is Kildysart away.

 

Johnny Hayes memorial walk (1-8-17)

The 2nd Johnny Hayes memorial walk/Run will take place on  WEd. 9th Aug at Frure GAA pitch. Registrations will be taken from 6pm with the start time of 7pm. €10 per person or €20 per family.

 

Intermediate championship round 3 (24-7-17)

Fergus Rovers qualified for the semi finals after a 4-8 to 2-1 win over Clooney Quin in Lissycaseys main pitch this evening. Rovers had to work hard for the win with the visitors dominated the opening half but still trailed by 1-1 to 2-2 at the break. The Clooney Quin goal coming from the penalty spot while the Rovers goals came from the boots of Clare Hestor and Aine McSweeney. Points in the second half from Louise Griffin (0-4 (3f) Ciara O malley and Ava O Malley. The goals from Aine McSweeney after a long ball over the goal keepers head and Alana Hanrahan won a kickout and punished Clooney Quin defence. Final Score 4-8 to 2-1. The semi final is fixed for the weekend of 7th Aug.

 

 

Intermediate Championship Round 2 (12/07/17)

Fergus Rovers 3-14 Doonbeg 1-6

Two goals and two points inside the opening ten minutes of the second half put Fergus Rovers on the road to victory over a promising Doonbeg outfit in Round 2 of the Credit Union Intermediate championship at Shanahan McNamara Park on Wednesday evening.  The visitors held at 1-5 to 0-2 interval lead, the goal which was the opening score coming from the impressive Orla Griffin.  Ava O'Malley and Sarah Mullins from a penalty netted the early second half goals and despite a strong final quarter from the magpies the vistors were always in control.  Nollaig Blake scored the Doonbeg goal from a late second half penalty while they had impressive points from Jean Clancy and the aforementioned Blake. Fergus Rovers: Gillian Griffin, Roisin Killeen, Catriona Murphy, Rachel Hill, Aoibhinn Killeen, Mairead Hayes, Ciara Hartigan, Clare Hester, Abbie Connellan, Aine McSweeney 0-3, Louise Griffin 0-2, Sarah Mullins 1-2 (1-0 pen.), Orla Griffin 1-2, Ava O'Malley 1-5, Ciara O'Malley. Doonbeg: Sinead Greene, Lorraine Ryan, Martha Hanrahan, Roisin Kelly, Orla O'Mahoney, Aisling O'Mahoney( 0-1f), Maeve Clancy, Aine Killeen, Ailish Dunne, Jean Clancy 0-2, Siobhan Beehan 0-1, Nollaig Blake 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Niamh Conway, Mairead Griffin, Aoife Conway.  Subs: Isandra Killeen for A. Conway, Kevina Whelan for M. Griffin, Sophie Conway for M. Clancy.  Referee: Ailish Considne (Kilmihil)

 

 

Juniors defeated by East Clare Gaels (10/07/17)

Fergus Rovers were defeated in the opening round of the Junior B championship in Corbally this evening.  The final score was E.C.G. 4-4 F. Rovers 1-2.

 

 

Lissycasey GAA summer camp (76-7-17)

Lissycasey Gaa Summer Camp for both boys and girls commences next Tuesday 11th until Friday 14th July, 10am to 2pm each day at Frure.This camp is for boys and girls from 5 years to 13 years but they must have attended primary school this past school year. Registration and payment on Tuesday morning at 9.30am. First child €40, second child €35, Third child €30. One child free if parent paying friends of Lissycasey. 2nd child for Friends of Lissycasey €40.00

 

 

Fergus Rovers v Coorclare (24-6-17

Fergus Rovers and Cooraclare drew in round 1 of the intermediate championship this evening in Lissycasey. The Looney sisters of Aine and Roisin had Cooraclare 1-2 to the good after 13minutes of play. Aine Slattery opened Rovers account three minutes later. Sarah Mullins gave a lovely pass to Louise Griffin and she made no mistake by despatching the ball to the Cooraclare net. From the kick out, which was won at mid field Louise Griffin scored her second goal within a minute.. Roisin Looney pointed two frees to tied up the game with Michelle Downes scoring the final point of the half. A great move between the O Malley sisters Ciara and Ava and Orla Griffin giving the final pass to Louise Griffin to set up another great goal chance but the Cooraclare goalie made a fine save and sent the ball out for a 45. Half time Fergus Rovers 2-1 Cooraclare 1-5. Coorclare stretched their lead with a point. Louise Griffin a point from a free and Aine Slattery scored a goal from 30m out which dropped over the keepers head. Another good move started from a GillIan Griffin kickout which reached Aine McSweeney, then Aine Slattery and the final pass to Sarah Mullins who scored Rovers 4th goal. Louise Griffin pointed a minute later to open a seven point lead. Coorclare finished strong outscoring Rovers 2-1 to 0-0 in the last 12 minutes. With a number of injuries in the game in particular to Aine Slattery who received a hard tackle the referee played no injury time so it finished all square. Fergus Rovers 4-4 Cooraclare 3-7. Other results in the Int. championship Coolmeen 2-15 Kilmurry Ib 3-5, Liscannor 0-9, Shannon Gaels 0-7. Senior championship Kilmihil 2-4 West Clare Gaels 1-4

 

Fergus Rovers and Kilmurry Ib. must do it all again. (13-6-17)

The u14 semi final ended all square on Tuesday evening in Quilty on a final score Fergus Rovers 3-10 kilmurry Ib. 4-7. Rovers were well on top in the first half with Ellen Griffin opening the scoring with a goal. Points from Lisa Hill, Aisling Costello, Anna Whelan, Sherrie Marrinan Ellen Griffin and Soracha Donnellan had the visitors 1-9 to 1-0 to the good at the break. Within 30 seconds of the restart Kimurry goaled and added a further 1-2 before Anna Whelan registered Rovers first score of the second half. A good save from Ciara Clohessy kept Rovers ahead but they drew level with points. The home side went ahead for the first time in the game on 23 minutes with a goal. Whelan goaled five minutes later to tie up the game with minutes on the clock. With eight minutes injury time was anounced by the referee. Kilmurry when two up. Aisling Costello scored a goal  after Ellen Griffin carried the ball  from her own half way line into the fowards to great excitment from the visiting supporters. Well over the eight minutes injury time was played and Kilmurry Ib. won a free which they converted to finish level. The replay is set for next Thursday 15th or Fri. 16th as the final is set for Sunday 18th June. Well done to both sets of players who played their hearts out.

 

U8s host blitz (10-6-17)

Well done to the u8 squad who all played well in there blitz this morning. They played West Clare Gael and Cooraclare. Rovers had two teams and had 18 players lining out. Well done to T. J ORourke and his team of mentors for organising todays event.They also have done great work with these players. Next week they travel to Kilrush to take parts in another blitz. (see photos in photos 86-17 more photos 3)

 

u8 blitz (9-6-17)

U 8s will host a Blitz at Frure on Saturday next starting at 10a.m. Cooraclare, West Clare Gaels and Corofin are expected to attend. If anyone is available to help in any way please contact T.J. O'Rourke 087 666 2040

 

Off to kerry (9-6-17)

The Club U 10s will travel to Tralee on this Saturday(10th June) to play Austin Stacks and Na Gaeil. Well done to Trisha Meaney and co. for organising the day out. It is expected all 38 players will travel.

 

 

Whelan hit for seven (8-6-17)

Anna Whelan hit  seven goals  in there win over West Clare Gaels last evening in Lissycasey in the U14 final round game. Whelan scored an amazing 5-1 in the first half with other scores coming from Ellen Griffin point and goals from  Aisling Costello and Sorach Donnnellan. Half time Fergus rovers 7-2 West Clare Gaels. Scores from Lisa Hill 1-2, Aisling Costello 1-0, Ellen Griffin goal and two more goals from  Whelan  insured a comfortable win for Rovers on a final Score of 12-4 to 5-2. They now have reached the semi final of the cup.

 

 

Another title for Rovers

Fergus Rovers captured there second titlte in the space of 24 hours when they won the Divison 2 league on Friday after beating Burren gaels on a score of 3-9 to 2-6. Four first half points from Louise griffin and one from Aine McSweeney had the champions 5pt to 4pts at the break. Abbie Connellan who was outstanding at mid field found the net shortly after the restart. Sarah Mullins pointed with Louise Griffin grabbing the second goal for Rovers after her cousin Lauren Griffin had hit the cross bar and Louise tapped in the rebound. The same player Louise addded a point to her tally after excellent defending from Abbie Connnellan and Clare Hestor. The Kevin Hanrahan and Co. team looked comfortable mid way thourgh the half and were 2-7 to 0-4 ahead. Two goals in the space of three minutes for the north Clare side had them right back in the game. Minutes Gillean Griffin made a good save in the Rovers goal to deny Burren gaels levelling matters. Sarah Mullins won a hard earned free which Louise Griffin converted. Sarah Mullins added another point from a free before she finished off the scoring with a rocket of a shot to the net after good work from Connellan and Orla Grffin. Captains Louise Giffin and Ciara O Malley accept the cup form Ciaran Harvey. Well done the the management team of Kevin Hanrahan, Eugean killean and Deirdre Cummins.

 

 

U12A league winners (25-5-17)

Fergus Rovers u12 blue team had an outstanding win over Clooney Quin this evening in Clarecastle. The opening score of the game came from the outstanding captain Rebecca McCarthy. Laura Griffin pointed before Mccarthy goaled after excellent work from Clara Meaney. Clooneys Eimear McGee got her sides only score of the half with a point after 10 minutes. Orla Hogan goaled before the break to leave the half time score Fergu sRovers 2-2 Clooney Quin 0-1. Clooney dominated the second half with the aid of a strong breaze out scoring the blues 1-4 to no score in the opening 6 minutes of the restart. Rebecca McCarthy settled nevers with a goal quickly followed by a point ffrom Orla Hogan. A point from Orna Moynihan cut in to Rovers lead but Aoife Burke goaled to put 5 points between the sides with 10 minutes remaining on the clock. Emiear McGee pointed from a free along with one from play. Rebecca McCarthy had the final say with a point from a free. While the team played very well Amy Conlan was very secure in goal. Fiona Breen Meabh Griffin and Niamh Ni Cheallagih cleared an amount of ball while up front Orla Hogan, Clara Meaney and Rebecca MCCarthy were outstanding.Final Score Fergus Rovers 4-4 Clooney Quin 1-8. The team was Amy Conlan, Fiona reen, Meabh Griffin, Emma McMahon, Emer Culligan, Niamh NI Cheallaigh, Robyn Cottam, Emer Phelan, Laura Grffin, Aoife Burke, Orla Hogan, Ella Conway, Aoife O Brien, Clara Meaney, Rebecca McCarthy, Maria Meaney, Faye Ayres and Andrea Moloney. The mangement team was Ronan O Ceallaigh, Gerry Griffin, Colette Hogan.

 

 

 

Intermediate hammering

Last weekend Fergus Rovers dished out a hammering to Miltown but this weekend they were on the receiving side of a heavy defeat to Cooraclare. While Rovers are already through to the Division 2 league final it will leave the management wondering where they are at. Playing against a gael in the first half Cooraclare racked up 3-13 to 0-0. Changes at half time improved the the visitors but it was always an uphill battle. Final score Fergus Rovers 0-7 to Cooraclare 6-17. The line out was Gillean Griffin, Christina Hill, Rita Donnelly, Rebecca Cahill, Sarah Mullins, Ciara Hartigan, Abbie Connellan, Clare Hestor, Ava O Malley, Aine McSweeney, Michelle Collins, Eimear Stephens and Orla Griffin.Alanah Hanrahan for Hartigan, Aine Slattery for Cahill. The final is set for next weekend.

 

Frank refs u12 final(16-5-17)

Frank Culleton complete the referees course earlier this year and was rewarded with a game in the middle between Cooraclare and Doora Barefield in the u12 B final. Cooraclare won this final with Frank having a fine game.

 

Intermediate win(15-5-17)

The intermediates had a comefortable win over Miltown on Sunday evening. Three goals from Orla Griffin and one from Ciara Sheehan insured they strolled to victory. Rovers have won all there games so far under new management of Kevin Hanrahan and Eugeen Killen, while Miltown have withdrawn from the championship. Final score Fergus Rovers 4-19 to Miltown 1-2.

 

Heart break for u16s (12-5-17

A big croud turn out to see The Cummins Car Centre u16c final which was played in Ballyncally this evening between Fergus Rovers and Kildysart. Soracha Donnellan had two very early chances of goal but Kildysart goalie Laura Reidy made great saves. Katie Donnellan opened the scoring with point  before Sarah Sheehan had the ball in the net which was disallowed due to a square ball. Grace O Sullivan made no mistake when she got a goal chance with 6minutes gone. Two points from Kildysarts Sinead Kelly and Grace Sheerer tied up the game. Roisin Donnellan hit 1-1  before Aine Garry pointed from play to leave the half time score Fergus Rovers 1-1 to 1-4. Soracha Donnellan goaled for Rovers after great work from Emma Keating and Ellen Griffin. Donnellans name sake Roisin pointed two minutes later. Molly MCCarthy pointed a free but a goal from Katie Donnellan pushed Kildysart three points to the good. Sarah Sheehan added a point, the very impressive Soracha Donnellan scored her second goal which any county player would be proud of to put Rovers 1 point to the good. Kildysarts reply was swift with a point before they broke Rovers heart with a late goal with time almost up. Rovers tried but could only manage a point from Soracha Donnellan after Emma Keating made a great break up the wing.  Final Score Fergus Rovers 3-4 Kildysart 3-6. The Teams were as follows Shauna Hayes, Emma Hill Molly McCarthy, Clodagh Herlihy, Emma Keating, Lisa Hill, Grainne Ryan, Ava Cotter, Aine Garry, Holly Garry, Ciara O Brien(cpt) Ellen Griffin, Sarah Sheehan, Sorcha Donnellan and Grace OSullivan. Louise Coffey for Ryan, Sherrie Marrinan, Chloe O Shea and Davin LIvingston.

Well done to mentors Sean O sulllivan, Mairead Hayes and Mary Keating for there tireless work with this group of players with many of this team playing 4 games in since last Sunday between u14s and u16s,

 

Busy weekend of games (12-5-17)

On Friday night Rovers will have two teams in action. In Lissycasey main pitch at 7.30 the juniors are playing Clarecastle, a half hour later in Ballyncally the U16c final between Fergus Rovers and Kildysart takes place. On Sunday the Interemdiates are in Lissycasey main pitch at 4pm against Miltown in the league.

 

Intermediate championship draw (12-5-17)

At last Monday nights county board meeting the draw for the adult championship was made. Fergus Rovers are grouped with Cooraclare, Doonbeg and Clooney Quin. Group B is Burren Gaels, Eire Og, Liscannor and Shannon Gaels. First round games will be on June 24/25 or possibly Thur 22nd June.

 

u16 semi final (7-5-17.

Fergus Rovers and Doora Barefield battled it out in beatiful sunsine in Gruteen pitch this afternoon to see who could reach the u16C final. Rovers  took an early lead with 1-1 from Aine Garry. 2 points from the home side settled them into the game. Davan Livingston extended the lead with 1-1 before Barefields best spell of the half came with 6 minutes to the break. A goal in the 24th minute which bounced over the goalies head followed a minute later with a point from a free. Two further goals one which came from a 45m free and was quickly worked to the net. Half time score Fergus Rovers 2-2 Doora Barefield 3-2. A point from Barefield was quickly cancelled out with a point from Davon Livingstone. Barefields 4th goal came in the 6th minute of the half. Points from Soracha Donnellan and Aine Garry kept Rovers in touch. Livingstone popped up again with a goal  with only six minutes on the clock to leaving an exciting finish and two points between the teams. Credit to this young Rovers team they tried very hard to bridge the gap and when Soracha Donnellan hit the upright of the goal post with only minutes on the clock it looked like there chances was gone. Barefield when upfield and put 3 between the sides with a pointed free. From the kickout the ball was worked up field for Soracha Donnellan to squeeze home the all important goal to level the sides at 4-5 apiece. It is expected that the game will be fixed at tomorrow nights county board meeting. With no subs on the day the management of Sean O sullivan, Mairead Hayes and Mary Keating can be very proud of the team. The team was Shauna Hayes, Emma Hill, Ciara O Brien, Sarah Sheehan, Grace O Sullivan, Lisa Hill, Holly Garry, Aine Garry, Ava cotter, Molly McCarthy, Soracha Donnellan, Ellen Griffin, Davon Livingstone, Grainne Ryan and Clodagh O Herlihy.

 

 

Fundraiser with Mothers and Others (25-4-17)

This Sunday Fergus Rovers mothers and others will hold a charity fundraiser in Lissycasey main pitch starting at 3.45pm. There will be many celebrities attending while later that night in Fanny O Deas Laura Hanrahan Caherea will shave her head to raise funds. They will play teams from Coolmeen, and a team from Galway. Please come and support as an enjoyable evening is assured. Donations will be taken at the gate.

 

 

Thank you to all who supported bingo. (20-4-17)

A big thank you to all who supported our anual bingo  and well done to all the winners. The following were the sponsors of the games. Aib Kilrush, Arthur & Lee auctioneers, Banner Vehicle Test Centre, Kellys Bross, Top Oil(Declan Conway) Datch Construction, Keepak Ltd, Ennis Lock and Key, Ennis Glass Co. Ltd, Lissycasey Group water Scheme, Liam Cleary Autos, Taltys foodstore, Atlantic Plant Hire, Roche (ireland), Banner oil, C &L plumbing services, Oliver Sweeney Tyres, Clare car and tractor ltd, Jamsie Meere Bus hire, John O Malley, Clare Oil ltd.

Donation of spot prizes were Fergus Credit Union, Fintan Meaney Bus hire, Tom and Noreen Burke Ballyea, Emilie Murphy Stella & Dot Ballyea, Christina Hayes, Carrigs Costcutter, Fringe Hair Saloon, Donnie O keeffe, Clare Fruit and Veg, Lissycasey Music Festival, Clare car and tractor parts, Declan Eustace, Martina Hartigan, Fanny O Dea Bar, Model heli service adn Sheila Daly.

Thanks to all who helped on the night and supplied food.

 

U16s beat Kildysart.(6-4-17)

Fergus Rovers defeated Kildysart in Round 3 of the Cumins Car Centre U16c championship in Ballynacally on Wed evening. Kildysart held a one point lead at hlaf time 1-4 to 1-3 and pushed four ahead early in the second half. The home side dominated the closing quarter kicking seven unanswered poiints to claim both points on a final score of FergusRovers 1-10 Kildysart 2-4.

 

Tractor Run (4-4-17)

There will be a tractor run in aid of the defibrillator programme funds in Lissycasey and Cranny.The run will be in the Lissycasey Cranny area organised by Marty Meaney and Brian Sexton. As Fergus Rovers joint own a unit and 6 units in the parish funding is required. There are units at both pitches. There will be a prize for best turned out ladies tractor. So polish up the tractors and be ready for the road on 23rd April leaving Lisscyasey GAA pitch at 1pm.

 

U12s and U16 games (3-4-17)

On Wednesday the U12s Blue team will play The Banner in Lissycasey main pitch at 6.30pm. Rovers won there opening two games. The U16 side play Kildysart in Ballyncally at 6.30pm on Thursday evening. This is a must win game for Rovers as they lost there opening games.

 

Feile (3-4-17

Fergus Rovers U14s had poor luck in Feile at the weekend. They played West Clare GAels and lost on a final score of 2-2 to 1-2. In the second game which the team played very well agianst the Banner they lost 1-2 to no score.

 

U14s v Clooney Quin (26-3-17

Fergus Rovers u14s had there opening game of the season this evening in great conditions in Lissycasey main pitch. The opening score of the game came from the boot of Sherrie Marrinan who did well to pass a number of defenders. Clooney had a point in the 10th minute before Lisa Hill pointed. The visitors replyed with a goal from their full forward to tie up the game mid way through the half. Aisling Costello added another point after a good team move. A like score from Clooney before Sherrie Marrinan pointed from a free. On the stroke of half time the sides were tied all square at 1-3 apiece. Ellen Griffin and Aisling Costello pushed Rovers two points up. Clooneys respose was a goal. Sherrie Marrinan added a further point which was cancelled out five minutes later. With time running out Soracha Donnellan pushed up from Centre back to level matters. Final Score Fergus Rovers 1-7 to Clooney Quin 2-4. There was excellent displays from goal keepers Ciara Tighe the first half and Sarah Sheehan who made two great saves in the second half. The team was Ciara Tighe, Caoimhe Halpin, Lousie Coffey, Rebecca Carmody, Sarah Sheehan, Soracha Donnnellan (0-1), Orlaith Ni Ceallaigh, Ellen Griffin (0-1), Emma Keating, Aisling Costello (0-2), Lisa Hill (0-1), Sherrie Marrinan (1-2), Alana Murphy, Ciara Clohessy and Aisling O Rourke.   Sinead Collins from A. Murphy, Hazel Halpin for Aisling O Rourke, Enya Meaney for C. Clohessy. Shaunna Griffin inj. Mentors Mary Keating, Shane Keating, Stephine Muphy.

 

 

Fergus Rovers v Kilrush (25-3-17

Fergus Rovers had a comfortable win over Kilrush in kilrush this evening in the Division 2 league. Aine Slattery got the vistors goal in the first half leaving the half time socre 1-5 to 0-2. Seven players got on the score sheet with Louise Griffin accounting for 2-4 over the hour in a final tally of 3-16 to Kilrush 2-5. The team was Gillean Griffin, Roisin Kileen, Mairead Hayes, Alana Hanarahan, Clare Hestor, Ciara Hartingan, Abbie Connellan, Louise Griffin, Sarah Mullins, Ciara OMalley, Aine Slattery Lauren Griffin and Aine McSweeney. Cathriona Murphy for C. Hartigan inj.

 

U14s and Intermediates round 1 games

The intermediates will have there first outing of the year on Sat. 25-3-17 in Kilrush at 7pm against Kilrush. The u14s have a home game (Lissycasey main pitch) against Clooney Quin on Sunday 26th at 6pm. The u16s will play Clooney Quin at home on Wed. 29th in main pitch at 6.45pm.

 

Coaching course (20-3-17)

Fundamentals Coaching Course (ideal for new coaches/mentors) will take place at Kildysart Community Halll on Sat. May 6th starting at 10a.m. (6 hour course), €20 per person.  

Names to be forwarded by next Monday  20th March 2017 to Co. Board.Please respond if you are interested in attending this course. Over 16s only. Contact Tricia on 086 0898822 or our club secretary Colette at fergusroverssec@gmail.com

 

U16s v Doora Barefield (12-3-17)

Fergus Rovers opening game of the year was in the u16 championship against Doora Barefield 2 this evening in Gurteen. Rovers started well with a goal from Emma Hill after a driving run from mid fielder Aine Garry. Barefields reply was swift with a like score. Clodagh o Herhily got the third goal of the game within the first five minutes. The home side kept picking away the points. Emma Hill got her second goal mid way through the half but this would be Rovers final score of the half. Barefield added a further 3-6 in this spell to leave the half time score Fergus Rovers 3-0 Doora Barefield (2)4-11. On the restart Ava Cotter pointed a free, Ciara O Brien added 1-1 to cut in to the lead, Soracha Donnellan goaled on the 15th minute. Points from Ava Cotter and Ciara OBrien had the lead down to 4 points with time up. The home sides only score in the second half was in the final minute of the game a goal from there corner forward. Final Score 5-4 to 5-11. The team was Ciara Sheehan, Holly Garry, Shauna Hayes, Emma Keating, Ava Cotter, Molly MCCarthy, Ciara O Brien, Aine Garry, Soracha Donnellan, Emma Hill, Lisa Hill, Grace O Sullivan, Clodagh O Herlihy.Katie Moloney for S Hayes. Mentors Sean O Sullivan, Mairead Hayes and Mary Keating.

 

 

U16 and Division 2 games off (3-3-17)

The first round game between Fergus Rovers and Shannon Gaels of the division 2 league has been postponed due to pitches unplayable. The u16 game v Clooney Quin is also off. The division 4 game between Fergus Rovers and East Clare gaels also got a late cancellation.

 

Return of club action next weekend.(26-2-17)

The first rounds of the club league competition begins next weekend. Both adult teams are down to play away games with the Intermediates travelling to Labasheeda and the Junior side away to East Clare Gaels. The u16s side are at home to Clooney Quin in the opening round of the championship.

 

Fixtures for u12s,u14s, u16s and Adult level.

The opening club fixtures for 2017 will begin on the weekend of March 4th when Fergus rovers u16s play Clooney Quin at home. Both Adult teams are in action the following day with the Intermediates playing Shannon Gaels away while the Juniors are away to East Clare Gaels. The u14 league begins on April 18th against Shannon Gaels/Coolmeen  away. Fergus Rovers will again enter two teams this year in the u12 grade at level A  and D. The  Blue team( div. A) travelling to Doora Barefield in the opening round on March 19th and the yellow team (div D)at home to Eire Og on March 30th.

 

Level 1 referees course (16-2-17)

Anyone wishing to become a referee there will be a course on Sat 25th Feb in Doora Barefield and on Sat March 11th at the same venue. Names need to be in by Friday 17th at 9pm to Linda Kelleher at kilrushladies@gmail.com or contact Frank Culleton by email for further details. Participants must be over 17years and do not need to have the grap your whistle course completed.

 

Start date for u16 and Intermediates (15-2-17)

The u16 competition is due to start on the weekend of March 5th. Full details of fixtures are due in the next week or so. The Intermediates are also due to play round 1 of the league the same weekend.

 

Coaching course  (30-1-17)

PJ Reidy from Kerry will hold a coaching course in Frure on Sat. 4th Feb at 11am. This couse is available to all Fergus Rovers club coaches. To book a place contact fergusroverssec@gmail.com or text Colette on 086 7969374.

 

Training underway (19-1-17)

A number of teams have started training or are due to start in the next week or two. The Intermediates and juniors have started  under Kevin Hanrahan on Friday nights and Sunday mornings. Deirdre Cummins will do adminstration work for both these teams. The U16s are due to start on Tue 24th Jan. at Lissycasey track under manager Sean O Sullivan, while the u14s will start on Sat. 28th at 10am to 11am at Lissycasey track and again on Monday at Kildysart Astro turf from 8pm to 9pm. All new players are welcome.

 

Update on Club meeting. (19-1-17)

Anne Kelly will stay on as vice chairperson while Mary Keane will stay on as club PRO.

 

Club meeting (9-1-17)

There will be a club meeting on Tue. 17th Jan. in Frure meeting room at 8.30 to dscuss the vacancies to be filled following on from the A.G.M and to plan for the upcoming season. All are welcome.