Castlewellan GAC Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018



* The under 10 Camogswere in a sunny Pairc Esler on Sunday morning for a County Camogie Blitz. Agreat show from the young ladies who are developing really well. The aptdescription given was “the girls played brill (Betty)” showing some great skill.Well done to Cora, Aislinn, Holly, Beth, Niamh, Chloe, Molly, Caleigh andAmber. Keep it up girls, you are doing your parents, coaches and clubproud.

* Well done tothe young Under 6 footballers who entertained us all at half-time in the seniorgame on Friday night. There is no substitute for the enthusiasm shown by theyoung players who made their parents and grandparents proud. Well done to youall.

* The Under 10Hurlers of the Town know a star when they see one. They all headed for “Magic”Johnston after the recent semi final win over Meath in the Christy Ring Cup twoweeks ago to get their hurls autographed by the big man. At the weekend Down SeniorHurlers won the Christy Ring Cup Final in a sun splashed Croke Park with a splendidvictory over Kerry. An absolute thriller which started and ended with a bang anda Down goal each time to clinch the title. And who provided those big moments -you’ve guessed it Big Magic! A lesson for us all in that we should play to theend and not give up. The smiling faces from those who don’t get to grab thelimelight and worked hard without the success or recognition was a joy to see.An Dun Abu!

* The juvenile sponsored walk will take place on Sunday June 16th at 2 pm. Sponsorship cards will be made available to all juvenile members over the next week. This is an important fund raising event and we would urge all juvenile members to take part.

* There will bebingo in the Club this Sunday 16 June at 3.00pm.

* There is somecasual bar work for those club members interested in doing some shifts. Please contactMiceal Crilly for further details.

* The Senior footballers were pushed all the way last Friday evening in the local derby clash with the Liatroim Fontenoys. Before the game the large crowd and both teams observed a minutes silence in memory of young Kevin O’Hare and Colin Polland who lost their lives so tragically the previous weekend. The added spice of the local derby narrowed the gap in the respective league position positions. It was a tough, fair, hard hitting game. Liatroim will feel they deserved at least a draw and the Town will feel they should have pushed on building up a healthy lead in the first half. Thankfully we held our nerve and recorded a win by the narrowest of margins. Next senior game this Friday night up in Longstone.

*The Senior Ladies Footballers recorded another impressive win this time againstSaval ladies on a warm Saturday night in St Malachy’s Park. With a prettydepleted squad you would have forgiven Jim for thinking that his young teamwould come out on the wrong side of a result to an experienced Saval outfit.His chargers did not let him down and recorded a five point win. Well done toJim and the Senior Ladies.

*The Seconds Footballers recorded another good victory this time over Clonduffon a hot Sunday afternoon in St Malachy’s Park.  It was a good eight point win and the ladsshowed a good work rate in the hot conditions you can only say is tough as itwas for all teams playing in the welcome good weather that has been amiss forsome time.

* This year’sKellogg’s Cúl Camps dates in Down have been finalised. We will be hosting CúlCamp the week of Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July. The camp runs from 10am -2.30pm daily with a nursery camp running from 10am – 12.30pm daily. Thecamp is open for children who will be entering Primary Two inSeptember to 13 years of age. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys andgirls with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during thesummer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustainingparticipant involvement in Gaelic Games.  The cost for the camp is£35 for first child (2nd/3rd/4th….£30 each) and nursery camp is £25 perchild. Each child will receive a free GAA kit. You can eitherregister on-line at orregister in the social club on Thursday night between 7.30pm – 9pm orSaturday morning from 10am – 11.30am or following the clubs sponsored walk thisSunday 16 June 2013. Please note children whom are attending the nursery campare unable to be registered online.

*Last Saturday night a senior footballer could be seen running down the roadfrom his place of employment. He didn’t want to miss this.  No it wasn’t a show or a match on TV. He wasout through the door again and heading for the Club! He got in on time for the startof Mrs & Mrs. The show did not disappoint all those in attendance. A trulyfun night and straight away a big thank you to the four couples who made it suchan enjoyable night for all. Thank you to Kevin, Brian Cillian and Ronan for alltheir hard work.

* The trainingSchedule for the week is as follows; Tuesday 11thJune Nursery, P1 and P2 fundamentals boys and girls Bann Road 6.30 -7.30pm. Thursday June 13th 6.3pm0-7.30pm Bann Road P3-P5Hurling. Friday June 14th 5.00pm-6.00pm St Malachy’s Park U12 BoysFootball. Saturday June 15th 10.00am-10.45am St Malachy’s Park Nursery, P1& P2 Hurling and Camogie. 10.00am-10.45am St Malachy’s Park P3-P7 Camogie. 10.00am-11.00amSt Malachy’s Park U12 Boys Hurling. 10.45am-11.30am St Malachy’s Park Nursery,P1 and P2 Boys Football and Girls Football. TBC St Malachy’s Park P5/P6 HurlingBlitz. Saturday 15th June Nursery, P1 and P2 plus Camogieup to Under 12.

* The Attack Fitness Circuits willcontinue in The Club on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm. There will also be classesin the Park on Saturday mornings at 9.00am.

* The Castlewellan AC weekly runscontinue every Tuesday and Thursday leaving the Club at 7.00pm.