Castlewellan GAC

November 8, 2018

* Castlewellan hosted Louth senior hurling champions Knockbridge last Saturday and were unlucky to lose by a point in a most entertaining hour of hurling on a score line of 2-13 to 3-11. A strong first half by the town saw them go in four points to the good with Jason Croskery, Brendan McCann and Tony Ferris in fine scoring form. The bigger Louth team upped their game with the aid of the breeze in the second half yet the greens kept in touch thanks to a solid half back line of Aidan Keown, Ray Cunningham and Eamon Hardy. Up front Brendan McCann and Jason Croskery were a constant threat while Tony Ferris had another good hour in midfield. A good team performance again from the lads and just a whisker away from a result against the strongest side in the division. There is now a break in the Tain League until an away trip to Kilclief on April 7th. Scorers – Jason Croskery 1-6, Brendan McCann 1-1, Tony Ferris 0-2, Thomas Jennings 0-2, Paul McCabe 0-1 & Cathal Keown 0-1.

* Thank you to the lads who worked on Saturday morning at the car wash. Gerard Keown is lightning with a shammy, Cahal Og Keown had some great stick work. Later on he played hurling and was seen shining the goalposts. Got it the wrong way round Cahal! Finally Martin Brannigan a legend with a bucket of water. He finally got the message that it was supposed to go on the car not in it! Good to see Gary C there in his resplendent glory undoing the lads good work. At least he got his face washed. Seriously though thank you to all the lads for giving their time last Saturday. Great work lads. There will be another car wash on Saturday morning. The Senior Hurlers will be doing their bit for the Club so come along and support the car wash! Support your Club!!

* A young under 8 ‘Town hurling team made the trip to Bangor on Sunday past for another round of the County Indoor Hurling Blitz. The lads played five matches winning four of them defeating Ballycran, Bredagh, Carryduff & St Paul’s Belfast. They drew with Portaferry.  The boy’s hurled superbly and were a credit to their family and their club. The team were: – Tiernán Connolly, Steven Jennings, Luke McCabe, Daniel Rice and Niall Rice. Another Under 8 hurling blitz takes place this Sunday (11th March) at the Eddie Irvine Centre, Bangor. Transport will leave the club at 10.45am on Sunday morning.

* Ladies under age football recommences on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Bann Road until the main pitch at St Malachy’s Park is available again.

* The indoor hurling coaching sessions will continue on Thursday nights in St Malachy’s Primary School. Coaching will start at 6.15 pm for the Primary 2 to Primary 4 boys and the coaching for the Primary 5 boys and older will commence at 7.15pm. Indoor hurling gear is provided.

* Camogie training/coaching for the Under 10 girls continues in St Malachy’s Primary School on Wednesday Night from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. This will be followed from 7.00pm to 8.00pm with coaching training for the under 12 girls. All participants must ensure they bring their own bottle of water and indoor footwear.

* Training continues at the Bann Road Complex on Wednesday evening from 5.30pm for under 14 and under 16 camogs and at 6.30pm to 7.30pm for the junior camogs. Training for Under 14, Under 16 and Minor camogs will commence this Friday at 5.30pm at the Bann Road.