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.