This was a super win by a fine Roscrea side who ran the ball very well to claim a bonus point victory over Mullingar. Mullingar opened the scoring with a penalty but Roscrea got on top and took the lead with a try following a 5m lineout.
Dan Fitzpatrick made a great burst down the wing but was held up 10 metres short. A Roscrea scrum followed and Clive Greene burst through the defense to score near the posts. It was all Roscrea now and Kieran Comerford drove through the middle of the Mullingar defence. Ricky Delaney also with Brian Fitzgerald and Kieran Stone were making inroads into the Mullingar 22 but Mullingar weathered the storm. Dan Fitzpatrick and Adrian Phelan put in some great runs and Mullingar were stretched. Neil Foyle put in a super cross kick and Will Rymer did well to be up to score. Shane Morkham was next to score following a great forward drive. The try scoring was completed by a fine try from acting captain Paddy Walsh. Team D.Fitzpatrick, N.Foyle, E.O Keefe, A.Phelan, C.Greene, B.Abbott, B.Fitzgerald, K.Stone, R.Delaney, J.Carter, L.Quinlan, B.Brusels, P.Walsh (capt.) S.Treacy. Replacements: S.Morkham, L.Stapleton, K.Comerford, N.Carey, M.Phelan, P.Phelan. This 2nd team is going really well,they are well led by Capt. Niall Carey. They are in the three of their league and a lot of the players are challenging places for the first team. Next Sunday both teams are at home to Dublin Club, Railway Union.
Ballyskenagh – Killavilla Hurling Club have produced a 2014 calendar. The calendar is available for purchase at Supervalu or from Moloneys on Main Street. A great Christmas gift for loved ones.
Purple Hearts are an under 18’s LGBT Friendly group that meet regularly at the Kickback Youth Café in Roscrea. The group is informal, safe space for like-minded people to meet regularly.The group also take trips to the cinema and Belong To in Dublin. Please contact Deirdre Cahir – Youth Project Co-ordinator on (087) 2166011.