The seniors drew with Kilruane on Sunday in the second round of the Championship. The score was Roscrea 2-11, Kilruane 2-11. The Roscrea team showed great heart and determination in the second half and led going into the final stages of the game courtesy of a great comeback which was aided by goals from Jason Fitzpatrick and Davin Flynn. A late surge however from Kilruane saw them retake the lead in injury time but Davin Flynn was cool, calm and collective when he slotted over a free to level the game with the referee blowing the final whistle seconds later. This is the second week in a row that Roscrea have finished strongly in a championship game. The team remains unbeaten and can take great heart from their performance particularly the last seventeen minutes of the game. Well done to Ethan Flynn who scored a point on his competitive debut.
Dan Breen County Finals
Seamus Fogarty would like to thanks all those that helped him finalise his much anticipated book which will be launched shortly. Thanks in particular to Mick Hogan, an encyclopaedia of Roscrea Hurling whose help was invaluable over the past few weeks.
Junior B Hurling League
Roscrea take on Templederry in Templederry on Sunday next the 22nd of April at 11:30am. Best wishes to all those involved.
Our Easter Camp was a huge success last week. Seventy Under 6, 8, 10 & 12’s with a couple of 1st yr Under 14’s took part. Thanks to Tadhg O’Connor and the County Board coaches for all their hard work. A big thanks is owed to the Mammies & Daddies for helping to run this camp especially Tara Rowan, Fiona Phelan, Anne-Marie Hoctor, Eileen Maher, Mousey Cashin, Donal Hogan, Roddy Ryan, Niall O’Connor, Tony Hoctor, Lee Cashin & senior hurler Marc O’Meara. Thanks to Phelan’s Market House for supplying soft drinks & to Walkers for the crisps!
The U14 Feile Hurlers had a great win against Newport on Tuesday last. The game ended in a draw and again after extra time the teams could not be separated. In the soccer equivalent of a “penalty shoot out”, Roscrea proved victorious in the 65’s shoot out. A rarity in hurling and a first for many of those in attendance. Well done to everyone involved.
The club would like to express it’s sincere condolences to Paul kirwan and his family following the death of Paul’s mother last week. Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam
Roscrea GAA Scene
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