Laois scored two injury-time goals to secure a draw against Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday in the first game of the Allianz Division 2 League. Enda Smith (1-02, 1-00 penalty), Donie Smith (0-04, 2f,1 mark) and Cian McKeon (0-03, 2f) all started for Roscommon in the forward line. The game finished 2.14 to 2.14.
Best of luck to Cian McKeon who is part of the DCU panel that plays Carlow IT in the Sigerson Cup Final on Wednesday 29th at 7.30pm in the DCU Sportsgrounds.
Thanks to all who have registered so far for the year ahead. Great to see the interest and enthusiasm from our future stars for playing again this year! If anyone missed registration there is another opportunity on Tuesday 28th January in the clubhouse between 7 & 9pm. Remember that all players need to be registered before they can train or play.
The Minor Cub review took place in the clubhouse on 20th January. Management of our underage teams for the coming year was confirmed as follows: U8 Kevin Mullen; U10 Gerry Sheerin; U12 Gerry Nerney; U14 Ciaran McKeon; U16 Shane Spellman; Minor: Brian Costello. The club are delighted to have 3 new faces coming in at U14, U16 and Minor, and Fergal O' Donnell (Minor Chair) thanked outgoing management teams at these grades for all their effort and hard work in 2019. It was outlined that player numbers are good up until U14 but unfortunately, numbers are declining at U16 and Minor. There was a good attendance at the meeting, but again mostly coaches, so it is hoped for more parent input in our minor club in 2020. U14, U16 and Minor competitions kick off in the second and third week of February. There was a big thank you to all those involved in coaching, administration, pitch coordination, Feile committee, etc. Presentation of U12 and Feile medals will take place in the coming weeks.
The LIDL Ladies NFL Division 3 Round 1 game between Roscommon and Sligo took place in the Abbey Park in Boyle on Sunday. There was a strong Boyle contingent involved with this team with Roisin and Saoirse Wynne, Sinead Glennon and Kate Harrington representing Boyle as players, whilst Gary Wynne was a member of the management team. Roscommon won on a scoreline of 3.12 to Sligo 2.08. Well done to all involved and the club are proud of our representatives and were delighted to host the game.
There will be a registration night on Wednesday the 5th of February in the clubhouse from 7-8 pm for ladies teams at all ages.
The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw on Saturday night were 4, 18, 19 and 25. The weekly winners were Vicki Lavin, Chris Ennis and Liz Gannon. Next week's jackpot is €3500 and the draw will be held in Lavins.