Magherafelt Rossa GAC

MAGHERAFELT made the short journey to neighbours Loup on Saturday and came away on the wrong end of a 1-12 to 0-12 scoreline.

The defining goal of the game came from Aiden McVey in the fifth minute and Magherafelt struggled to close the gap for the rest of the match.

They almost succeeded fifteen minutes into the second half as E McGuckin, with only the keeper to beat, was unlucky when his pile-driver of an effort rebounded off the bar to safety.  The first half was high scoring ending 1-8 to 0-9 in favour of the Loup.

Magherafelt’s best player up front was C Spiers who scored five points, ably assisted by points from J Monaghan, J Young, P Purvis and E McGuckin. The second half was a more physical low scoring affair with Magherafelt tagging on three points from C Kearns, C O’Brien and G McKay. However three A O’Neill frees kept the Loup in the lead to finish three point victors. Magherafelt B Gillis, P Collins, D O’Neill, P Quinn, P Purvis (0-1), J Keenan, P Kielt, M O’Brien, E McGuckin (0-1), C Kearns (0-1), C O’Brien (0-1), P McCabe, J Young (0-1), J Monaghan (0-1), C Spiers (0-5). Subs : G McKay (0-1)

Rossa Thirds 4-24 - 1-2 Doire Colmcille

The Thirds began their end of season run with an easy win against a young and inexperienced Doire Colmcille side. This was a very solid team performance but with tougher games to come the Thirds will have to play a lot better to win their final two league games.

Ollie Cunningham ,Paul Brown, and Sean Dillon played well at the back and Kieran McGlone along with Niall Bryson controlled the midfield. Up front there were a lot of excellent scores and individual performances were good with lots of running  from the Rossa lads.

There is plenty still to play for the thirds with the two league games needing to be won, which would leave the Rossa top of the league but in a top two playoff for the title. The Championship semi final has also to be played.

Team : Danny McNeill,Paul Brown ,Oliver Cunningham,Kevin Shaw,Thomas Cassidy,Eamonn Lennox,Sean Dillon,Kieran McGlone,Niall Bryson,Thomas Niblock (0-7) , Damien Mc Erlain (0-5),Adrian Mc Guckin (1-2), Seamus Quinn,Sean Ludlow (1-1),Ciaran Higgins (1-9) , Aodhan Mc Guckin,Geoffery Higgins,Darren O Hagan (1-0) ,Robert O Kane.

On Saturday past the annual Patsy Monaghan Memorial Under 12 Tournament took place with teams from St Eunan’s Letterkenny, Coalisland, Bellaghy, Newbridge and Magherafelt taking part. This was an excellent tournament, with a very high standard of committed and skillful football being displayed by all teams.

The young Rossa team started slowly, going down to Coalisland by two points. However excellent victories against Newbridge and St Eunan’s meant that Magherafelt only needed to beat Bellaghy to gain a place in the final.

Unfortunately the more experienced and stronger Bellaghy team came narrowly out on top and the Rossa’s failed to make the final. Congratulations to Bellaghy on beating St Eunan’s in the final and thanks to the other teams for taking part.

Thanks also to the Monaghan family for providing the Perpetual trophy, to the three referees and many umpires, to U12 parents for providing food and catering support on the day, to Genesis Bakery for the supply of food for lunch and to everyone else who made the day such a success.

Rossa Panel : P Tohill, J McErlain, C McCollum, C Shields, C Murphy, JL Evans, F McCollum, G Lupari, C Coyle, O Lynch, S Donnelly, A McKee, B McErlain, R Kearns, C McKeever, D Martin, L McElhone, C McCloskey, E Young, P Pijl,

M McKee, C Purvis, M Millar, P McLarnon

Rossa Senior Ladies Football team are scheduled to play Ballerin in the Semi Final of the Intermediate Championship this Sunday at Desertmartin. Time TBC. We wish the ladies all the best for the semi final.

Rossa 1-9 Glenullin 0-3. The Rossa U16 camogs overcame a resilient Glenullin side on Monday night to reach the U16 shield final.  This was an impressive performance from the girls who were impenetrable in defence and sharp in midfield and attack.

They are now face Greenlough in the final this Friday.  The girls would be grateful for your support on Friday.  

Team : Lauren Kearns, Caroline Collins, Niamh O’Loughlin, Danielle Shivers, Aislinn McGuckin, Sinead Comer, Katie McGuckin, Ciara Monaghan,

Niamh McGuckin (0-03), Niamh McGarry, Siobhan Comer, Eimear Cassidy, Clare Shields, Brid Corrigan (1-06) , Naomi Lamont. Subs. Shauneen McGuckin and Colleen Wade.

The Rossa U8s and U10s were out in force at the Brigid McErlean Tournament in Greenlough on Saturday, impressing in all their matches.

U8s: Megan Doyle, Aimee Cahoon, Sophie Cahoon, Ella Grimes, Mia McErean, Amy Clarke, Cliodhna Kerr, Grainee McKee, Freya O’Neill, Olivia Lupari, Connie O’Neill,

U10s: Molly O’Neill, Emma Dace, Dearbhla Walls, Maeve Shields, Ellen O’Neill, Tara Murphy, Moira O’Kane, Aiobhinn Young,  Shannon Cassidy, Megan Black, Isobel Collins.

Camogie fixtures : Tues 6 Sept - Minor c’ship quarter-final v Newbridge, 6.45pm, Rossa Park. Fri 9 Sept - U16 Shield Final v Greenlough, 6.30pm, venue tbc.

Sat 17 Sept - Ballinascreen U8 and U10 blitz

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