u12 blue team beat Doora Barefield in Division 1 league final (30-5-19)
Well done to the Fergus Rovers u12 Blue team who won the the Divison 1 league last night. This was a comfortable win leading at the break 5-10 to 0-1. The final score Fergus Rovers Blue 8-10 Doora Barefield 1-6. The team was Phoebe O Shea (cpt) Abbie Cahill, Rebecca McNamara, Niamh O Sullivan, Sophie culleton, Alanna Connolly, Ava Gallery, SAdhbh Griffin, Kate Kelly, Ivanna costello, Katie McDonald, Brenda McMahon and Katie McMahon. Kate Lees, Keeva Culligan, Leah Culligan, Ria Meaney, lauren Leahy, Eimear Burke, Hazel Keating and Sinead O Leary. This was some consolation for the management of Patricia Meaney, Noreen Burke, Joan Leahy, Alan Culligan, Barry Keating and Tomas Lees after the lost suffered by the yellow team on Wed. evening. (pictures to follow)
u12 final defeat (30-5-19)
Hard luck to the U12 yellow team who were beaten by East clare Gaels on Wed. evening. They were up against a very physically strong team. This is a very young Fergus rovers team who are all only 10 or 11 years so a bright future for this team. The girls were down at half time 3-2 to 0-2. Final socre 7-2 to 2-4. The team was kate Griffin, Roisin Garry (cpt) Ciara Spellissy, lauren feeny, leahy leahy, Nicole Carmody, Neasa Meaney, Hazel Conway, Ali Talty, Maeve Clancy, Michelle Shannon, Katie Troy and Sarah Hickey. Leona O Rourke, Abi O donoghue, Saoirse Conway, Saorise Frawley, Roisin Coughlan and Sienna Houston. The management team of Patricia Meaney, Noreen Burke, Joan Leahy, Alan Culligan, Barry Keating and Tomas Lees.
Two u12 finals next week (24-5-19)
Both u12 sides have reached finals next week. On Wed. evening the yellow side play East Clare Gaels at 7.30pm (venue to be confirmed). The following evening the Blue team take on Doora Barefield time and venue to be confirmed by the county board. All support appriciated for the girls. Well done also the u12 management of Trisha Meaney, Alan Culligan, Barry Keating, Noreen Burke and Thomas Lees who manage both teams.
U12s beat Kildysart (23-5-19)
The u12 side played with great heart when they overcame Kildysart last night. Both sides werer level at the break 2-3 a piece. The final score Fergus Rovers 3-10 Kildysart 4-6. They will now play East Clare Gaels next Wed at 7.30 with a venue to be confirmed.
U12s yellow v Kildysart (22-5-19)
Fergus Rovers U12 yellow team will play there final game in the group this evening when they play Kildysart in Kildysart at 7.30pm. This is a must win game for both sides as the winner will play East Clare Gaels in the final. Both Kildysart and Fergus Rovers have won all but one game with Kildysart loosing to Liscannor and Fergus rovers loosing out to East Clare Gaels.
u8 Blitz, (18-5-19)
Well done to all who took part in todays u8 blitz in Frure. Rovers had 3 teams with visiting teams from Cuil Gaels, West Clare Gaels and Kilrush. There was some real talent on display and all playing there hearts out. Well done to the mentors Claire, Ann, Helen, Cathal, Bernard and Paddy for all there work with this team. To Oisin who help orgainse on the day. Also thank you to all who provided food and served it for two hours.
(see photos in photos 86-19, latest photos section.
Intermediates v Burren Gaels
Fergus Rovers had a comefortable win over Burren Gaels on Sunday evening in Frure. From the throw in Aine Slattery had the ball in the Buren Gaels net. Rovers led at the break 1-11 to 0-1. Rovers continued where they left off in the first half adding 2-10 to there tally, the goals from Aine Slattery and Ava O Malley. Louise Griffin also accounted for 7 points. 10 players in total got on the score board including corner back Rebecca Culligan. The management team of Eammon Finunnace, Pakie Keane, Fr.Brendan Kyne, Martin Kelly and Deirdre Cummins will be delight with the display of football the girls produced. Final score Fergus Rovers 3-21 Burren Gaels 0-4.
Intermediates v Kilrush (30-4-19)
The intermediate side has a tough evening in Kilrush loosing on a score of 3-10 to 6-16. Kilrush created the damaged in a five minute spell scoring 3 unaswered goals midway through the first half when the side were level at 3 points each. Wing forward Aine Browne accounted for 2-12 of the winners tally and veteran Linda Russell adding 2-1. It was a joy the watch the skills of full forward Molly Dowes who also added to the score board with 1-2. Points in the first half from Aine Slattery, Lauren Griffin, Maired Hayes, Clare Hestor (3pts) and 1-1 from Alana Hanrahan had the half time socre 1-7 to 4-8. Aine Kelly (2) Louise Griffin (goal) and an Alana Hanrahan (goal) accounted for Rovers second half scores. Final score 3-10 to 6-16. the team was Gillean Griffin, Meabh McCarthy, Roisin Killean, Michelle Collins, Bernadette Kelly, Ciara O Malley, Carmel McGuane, Lauren Griffin, Alana Hanrahan, Sarah Mullins, Mairead Hayes, Clare Hestor, Louise Griffin, Aine Slattery and Aine kelly. Rebecca Hill for M. Hayes and Ciara Sheehan for Gillean Griffin. Next up is a home game on sunday evening against Burren Gaels in Lissycasey at 6.30pm.
Tractor Vintage Car and Truck Run fundraiser (22-4-19
There will be a Tractor run on Sunday 28th of April in Lissycasey at 1.30pm in aid of Regina Pallative Care Kilrush, Lissycasey Community playground and Fergus Rovers ladies football Club. The run will begin at Lissycasey playground stopping in Cranny for refreshments and finishing with music by Alan Kelly in Fanny O Deas. Entry fee is €20 and all are welcome.
The Banner will reperesnet Clare in Feile later this year. They overcame Doora Barefield in the final on Sunday. Rovers lost to the winners in the opening game 3-5 to 4-1. Next up they played the finalist Doora Barefield and lost 1-6 to 0-0. In there final round game Fergus rovers over came Cooraclare 1-4 to 0-6 so that ment they played the Banner in the semi final loosing on a final score of Fergus Rovers 0-2 The Banner 3-4.
Winners at Bingo. (22-4-19)
There were plenty of winners at Bingo on Good Friday night with many great prizes. A big thank you to all who sponsored Bingo 2019. Fanny O Deas, Baner Vehicle Test Centre, Taltys Foodstore, McNamees Londis, Kepak ltd, Arthur and Lee Auctioneers, Datcha Constructions Ltd, Kellsy Hardware, Glencore Construction, Ennis Lock and Key, LyMar Contracts Ltd, A.P.C Quarry, Ennis Glass, Mick Sexton Plant hire, C&L Plumming, John O Malley, A.I.B Kilrush, Fergus Credit Union, Essilor OLM , Lissycasey Water group, Fintan Meaney Bus, Dermot Cleary Motors, Martin Daly Tyres Stop, Griffin Chimmey Sweep, Oliver McSweeney Tyres, Derek doohan, Construction, Cussen &Keane Plastering, Liam Cleary AutoWorld, Fr. Brendan Kyne P.P and Martin Kelly Frure. Also to our spot Prize sponsorers, Fringe Hair Salon, Indulgence Beauty, James Quinn Meat, McNamees Londis, Shannon Group, Clare Oil, Patricia Troy Bellizia skin Centre, Eamonn and Liz Finnuncane, Emma Fenton, Christina Hayes, Declan Eustace ODwyer oil and Mary Kennedy.
U16 semi Final (18-4-19)
The U16 side will renew battle with Burren Gaels in the semi final. Rovers travelled to the north Clare side in round 1 where there was very litte between the side. Burren Gaels came out on top on that occasion. Doonbeg will meet the Banner in the other semi. Dates, times and venues to be confirmed.
U16s win (17-4-19)
The u16 side beat Miltown on Tue. evening to book a place in the semi final. Rovers lead at the break 4-1 to 1-3. (final score to follow).
U12s opening league games (3-4-19)
Both u12 teams are in action this weekend in the opening games of the league. The Blue team are away in Newmarket playing the host on Saturday 6-4-19 at 4.30pm. The Yellow team play East Clare Gaels at home either in Frure or Ballynacally at 2pm also on Saturday.
U14 Feile (3-4-19)
The county Feile will be held on the 14th April (venue to be confirmed). Rovers have two teams in competition. In Division one Banner, Cooraclare, Fergus Rovers Clooney Quin, and Doora Barefield A will battle it out. In Divison 2 (group C) Doonbeg, Wolfe Tones and Fergus Rovers will complete to see who comes out on top.
U6 training 25-3-19
The first u6 session for Fergus Rovers girls will be held on 29th March in Lissycasey hall from 6 pm to 7pm for girls born in 2013-2014 and who are going to school and are residing in the club catchment area. Claire Meere will lead the group with serveal parents getting involved.
Hosting St.Brigids this weekend (21-3-19)
We are hosting St. Brigid's, Castleknock u14s this Sat March 23rd. The Manager of this Dublin team Michael O'Loughlin who's sister Catherine was a former player with Fergus Rovers & continues to support the club so there is a strong connection between the clubs. The game will be played in Frure pitch at 1pm. There will be refreshments afterwards upstairs in the clubhouse. We would love to see people come out on the day & show your support for both teams and also to provide a warm welcome to our visiting team. So if free please come along.
League opener dissapointing result (9-3-19)
Fergus Rovers opened there division 2 league with a disappointing result but positive performance. Trailing at half time 0-4 to 0-10 with Louise Griffin, Lauren Griffin and Aine Kelly with the points. Six unanswered points mid way through the half was Rovers downfall. Aine Kelly and Aine McSweeney cut the lead early in the second half with points. Miltown responded with 1-2 before a good spell for the home side with points from Aine Kelly one from play and one from a free and a Louise Griffin point. Aine Kelly struck for a goal after a good team move to cut the lead to four points. This was a close as Rovers could get to Miltown. Final score Fergus Rovers 1-10 Miltown 1-14. The team was Gillean Griffin, Clare Hestor, Mairead Hayes, Bernadette Kelly, Carmel McGuane, Ciara Hartigan, Michelle Collins, Ciara O Malley, Alana Hanrahan, Sarah Mullins Louise Griffin, Lauren Griffin, Aine Kelly, Aine Slattery and Aine McSweeney. Meabh McCarthy for C.Hartigan. This was Eamonn Finunace, Martin Kelly, Fr, Brendan Kyne and Deirdre Cummins first game with the panel. (see pictures in photos 86-19 latest photos.
Opening league this weekend (6-3-19)
Fergus Rovers first competitive game for 2019 is down for this weekend in the adult league against Miltown. It is due to be played in lissycasey on Saturday evening (weather permitting) at 5pm. Training has been going well under new management of Eamonn Finucane, Pakie Keane, Martin Kelly and Deirdre Cummins.
U14 fixtures (15-2-19)
The fixtures for the u14 league will be confirmed after the March county board meeting. The club will play host a challange game against a team from Castleknock in Dublin on March 23rd. Its is also expected feile will be held on the weekend of 13/14th April (t.b.c)
The 2019 u10 go games are scheduled to start on march 3rd in Gurteen. Fergus Rovers will play Clooney Quin, Kilrush and Kilmurry Ib. The second blitz is on April 6th hosted by Kildysart with teams from West Clare Gaels, Kildysart, Kilrush and Cuil Gaels. On May 4th West Clare Gaels will host the same four clubls. on June 1st they travel to Cuil Gaels. Fergus Rovers will host teams from kilmihil, Crusheen, East Clare Gaels, Liscannor and Wolfe Tones on Sept 7th. The final blitz is down for the weekend of Oct 5th.
U8s 2019 (15-2-19)
The u8 season is due to begin in mid March in Lissycasey hall under the guidance of Ann Weaver, Sinead Murphy, Marie Haugh, Elaiine Garry, Helen Flanagan and Claire Meere. More details with times and start date will be anounced later. They will have there opening Go game on April 20th when they travel to Cuil Gaels to play West Clare Gaels, Kilrush and Cuil Gaels. There second blitz is on May 18th which Fergus Rovers will host. June 15th they will travel to the West Clare Gaels club. August 31st Eire Og will be the host club and on Sept 21st Kildysart will host Crusheen, West Clare Gaels, Wolfe Tones and Fergus Rovers.
Fergus Rovers will have two tems in the u12 competition in Division 1 and Divsion 4 with both teams having there first game on April 7th. The division 1 team will play Newmarket away while the team in division 4 have a home game against East Clare Gaels. In u14 the club will also field two teams in A and D. The u16 side will compete in the B grade for 2019 and the Minors in the C grade.
Its with great sadness we hear of the death of Michael Melican . Michael was involved with our club as an u12 coach.
Michael will be sadly missed by his loving wife Claire, his children Shauna who is also a player with our club and Conor, parents Peggy and Patrick, sisters Christina, Mary (the clubs current P.RO), Una and Theresa, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, parents inlaw extended family members and a large circle of friends. May you rest in Peace.
Michaels funeral arangements are as follows,
Reposing on Wednesday 30th January at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey, from 4 o'clock with prayers at 8 o'clock. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial in the local cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Clare v kerry (29-1-19)
The Clare senior team are at home to Kerry on Sunday next in Donbeg at 2pm in round 1 of the national league. Fergus Rovers have two members part of the panel with Clare Hestor and Aine Kelly.
Adult management in place. (29-1-19)
Eamon Finnucane had been confirmed as Intermediate manager for the coming year. Pakie Keane and Martin Kelly will form part of his backroom team while Deirdre Cummins will continue in her roll as administrator. Training will start for this group on Sunday 27th Jan in Lissycasey main pitch running track.
The u16s also have new management in place with Danny McCarthy taking over as manager/ trainer. Kevin Tighe and Imelda Griffin will be part of the setup. The u16s will start training on Sunday 3rd Feb from 7-8 pm in Kildysart Astro turf.
U12s and U14s back training (25-1-19)
The u14 panel are back in training for the season ahead. They continue to train at the track in Lissycasey main ptich from 5 to 6pm on Sunday evenings. The u12s season is due to begin also. They will start at Kildysart astro turf on Sunday Feb 3rd from 6 to 7pm. After 6 weeks they hope to begin field training in Ballynacally on the Wed evenings. The u12 panel will be divided into two teams again this year. The league is expected to start around St Patricks weekend. The management for the u12 side this year is Patricia Meaney manager, Noreen Burke, Joan Meade, Tomas Lees Barry Keating and Alan Culligan.
Club Meeting (11-1-19)
There will be a club meeting on Friday night in the community room (near main pitch) to finalise managements for all age groups. The meeting begins at 8pm. All are welcome.
National Football league (11-1-19)
The ladies Division 2 national football league begins on Sunday 3rd February with a home game against Kerry. Rd 2 is away to Wexford on 9th Feb, Rd 3 away to Cavan on 23rd Feb, In rd 4 Clare are at home to Laois on March 3rd, Rd 5 away to Armagh on St. Patricks weekend, rd 6 home to Tyrone on 24th March and Rd 7 home to Waterford on the weekend of 7th April.