Castlewellan GAC

November 8, 2018

* Congratulations go to Gavin Corrigan who was named as East Down Referee Of The Year for 2010 at the recent East Down Awards. Gavin was the man in the middle for the 2010 Ulster Under 21 Final between Donegal and Cavan. He also refereed last year’s Down Intermediate Championship Final.  Gavin has represented his club and county at the highest level in refereeing. This award is an indication and recognition of his achievements for which we are proud.

* Best of luck to Michael Cunningham and his St Colman’s colleagues who will contest this year’s McCrory Cup Final against St Patricks Dungannon on St Patricks Day at the Athletic Ground in Armagh.

* Our Senior Footballers are organising a Casino Royale in The Club on Saturday March 26 from 8.00pm. Games include Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. Top prizes including a Plasma TV on offer. Tickets £10 (includes £5 of chips and free cocktail) are on sale in the social club and from senior players. Please support your Club. This event is strictly for the Over 18 age group.

*Could all Coaches of all squads from Under 14 up across all codes, please return all Club Gear that they hold, to the hut on the Bann Roads playing fields on Saturday 19 March between 12 noon and 2pm. The committee intend to take a full inventory and leave sufficient training gear and balls for all teams to use at that venue.

* The Under 16 Squad started their league campaign on Sunday past away to a very strong Carryduff team. They suffered a heavy defeat. The management were happy with the effort the lads put in. This augurs well for the forthcoming games. Good performances from Paddy Gallagher, Mickey Gilmore and Rossa McCartan.

* The Minors played Saul in a challenge match last Friday Night at the Bann Road. The lads got off to a win against a weakened Saul side. We will meet them again in the league when we expect them to be a much stronger side.

* Following last week’s great start to the league Castlewellan Seconds suffered a heavy home defeat to Clonduff. Whilst there was a great effort all round there was not tyhe same confidence in the team this week. That said it is early days so the lads know what they have to do.

* Down Under 16 Camogie Team enjoyed a big win over Roscommon on Sunday at An Riocht. All the Castlewellan Girls starred in the win with Aoife Keown bagging 1-2 from midfield with player of the match Ciara Gibson starring at centre half back. Also in defence was Paidi Hawkins with Finola Rice keeping goal. Claire Cleland made an appearance as a second half substitute to contribute to the win. Well done to the Town girls and the Down team.

* The Under 12 boys training will start on Friday 18 March at the club at 5.30pm.

*Yoga has switched to St Malachy’s Primary School on Monday Nights at 7.30pm for all girls both playing Camogie and Football. We would encourage as many of our girls as possible to participate in this. This will continue until the end of March.

* The clothes recycling initiative. Anyone with any black bags full of clothes for recycling please contact Noreen Keown who will arrange to collect them. We would ask all our members to please go through their old clothes at home and help this fund raising initiative for your club.

* U16 and U14 Camogie training will take place at the Bann Road Complex on Tuesday nights from 5.15pm for 1 hour.

* U16 and U14 Football training for girls will take place at the Bann Road Complex on Wednesday evenings from 5.15pm for 1 hour. Training will also take place on Sunday morning at the same venue at 11.30am.

* Camogie for our under 8, under 10 and under 12 age group will continue in St Malachy’s Primary School on Tuesdays from 6.30pm.

* The indoor hurling continues on Thursday nights in St Malachy’s Primary School. Coaching will start at 6.15 pm for the Under 8 age group and the coaching for the Under 10 and Under 12 Groups will commence at 7.15pm. New players are welcome to come along and begin Hurling in a fun indoor environment.

* Coaching continue in St Malachy’s High School on Monday nights from 6.30pm.