Rossa win North Antrim U16 Hurling League

U16 North Antrim Hurling League

Rossa’s U16 hurlers made a bit of history at the weekend by becoming the first team outside of the Glens to win the North Antrim U16 Hurling League.

Rossa played Cushendall for the fourth time this year and managed to win a very tough match by seven points.

Domhnall Moran the Rossa captain gave an inspired performance from centre half back and he scored two of the three Rossa goals.

Rossa went into the break nine points up thanks to some great defending by the entire back six and a great individual goal by Aidan Orchin.

Cushendall came out in the second half with all guns blazing and with the aid of a strong wind Christy McNaughton reduced the lead to seven with two quick points. Feargal Leyden, who was having a great game on Ryan McCambridge, broke free and after three hand passes Seaghan Shannon sent the ball over the bar for the score of the game.

From then on Rossa looked like worthy winners and the teams traded points up until the last moment of the game when Cushendall scored a screamer of a goal, giving James Connolly in the Rossa nets no chance.

This was a great game of hurling for this time of year and it was played in a great spirit by two fully committed teams.

Rossa: James Connolly, Stephen Gaskin, Nathan Early, Chris Boyle, Sean Pat Donnelly, Domhnall Moran, Niall Devlin, Feargal Leyden, Callum McVeigh, Padraig McGreevy, Chris McComish, Seaghan Shannon, David Quinn, Aidan Orchin, Deaglan Murphy. Subs: Dara Rocks for David Quinn.

U16 footballers

Rossa’s U16 footballers will play Glen Maghera in the quarter-final of the Paul McGirr Ulster Tournament.

Rossa, after a successful start to their campaign against Fermanagh champions St Pat’s Donagh, take on Derry champions Glen on Sunday 30 October  in what promises to be a very close and excellent game.

Both teams have played each other several times over the years from U12 level right through to now.

All support is welcome and there will be a supporters bus organised, details and time of match will be texted when known and posted on the club website at

The Rossa U9 hurlers were also celebrating recently as they won the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Blitz.

1000 Ticket Fundraising Draw

Tickets are selling fast for the draw which is proving very popular with the cost of the ticket price you pay being equal to the ticket number in pence. For example ticket number 002 costs just 2p, ticket number 450 costs £4.50 and so on.

Make sure you get yours before it’s too late. You can win either £500, £250, £100, £50 or £25 and the ticket might only cost you 1p.

All support welcome. Tickets available at Rossa House from Juvenile Committee Members or from any senior playing member of the club.  The draw is planned to take place at the end of the month 28 October in Rossa House.

Training times

Football Blitz

There will be a football blitz for the U8 and U10 teams this weekend (Sunday 23 October), all players to meet at Rossa Park for 10am.

Each team mentor will continue to notify all players’ parents, by text or phone, of all fixtures and training times.

Rossa underage champions for 2011

Below is a list of juvenile achievements from Rossa teams. It has been a year to remember on all fronts.

U12 South Antrim Hurling League

U12 North Antrim A Hurling League

U12 Hurling Nipper Quinn

U12 Football League

U12 O’Donnell Cup

U14 Fr Mullan Cup

U15 South Antrim Óg Sport

U15 All County Antrim Óg Sport

U16 South Antrim Hurling A League

U16 North Antrim A Hurling League

U16 South Antrim Hurling B League

U16 South Antrim Hurling A Championship

U16 South Antrim Hurling B Championship

U16 All County Antrim A Hurling Championship

U16 South Antrim Football A League

U16 South Antrim Football A Championship

U16 All County Football A Championship

Minor B All County Hurling Championship

Minor B All County Hurling Championship