Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* The final rounds of all the IFC and SFC group stages took place last weekend. For ourselves the maths were both simple and complicated if that makes any sense. In the SFC we had to win by a sizeable margin to finish as group winners provided Clonduff won by a sizeable margin also. If Ballyholland won or drew with Clonduff then simple we were runners-up if we beat Drumgath. We won well at the expense of Drumgath in a one sided affair played in Saval. As you will know Clonduff won by a big margin also and qualified as well. It was a pity we all could not have watched the fantastic drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Mayo and Kerry which was scheduled at the same time. Did somebody not tell Croke Park our match and Clonduff v Ballyholland was on at the same time! For the second year in a row we now face Burren in the quarter-final. The match is fixed for Pairc Esler on Thursday 4 September with the time likely to be 8.30pm. All the quarter final ties look pretty competitive on paper with all the qualifying teams coming to the boil nicely. All the ties will be played over the weekend on 4 – 8 September.

* It's that time of year again for our 500 CLUB DRAW. Draw tickets cost for £60 (or 3x£20 for each draw). First draw is this Saturday 30th of August with the following draws on the last sat of each month. Lots of prizes including holidays, electrical equipment, gadgets or cash equivalent prizes available. Tickets available from any club member. For more details about the draw please at our website

* Slimming World at Castlewellan GAC on Tuesday from 5.30pm and 7.30pm and Wednesday at 9.30am. Any queries contact Lorna 07531595280

* This week’s tote numbers were 16, 17, 19 & 25. There were no jackpot winners and no £20 winners. Jackpot next week is £7150. You can play by visiting our website at and clicking on the tab for lotto.

* This Friday night August 29th our Under 6 boys and girls will play an exhibition match at half time in the senior game between Castlewellan and Bryansford. Parents please have children in St Patricks Park Newcastle at 7pm and report to Conor Boyle, Tony Walsh and Shane McCann.

* Under 6 fundamentals coaching continues at the Bann Road On Tuesday evening from 6.15pm to 7.15pm

* Saturday morning Under 6 Hurling and Camogie 10.00am-10.45am, Football 10.45am-11.30am. Please note there will be no Under 8 and Under10 camogie or girls football on next Saturday August 30th as there is an Under 8 and Under 10 Camogie Blitz in Ballygalget. All girls to meet at the Club at 9.30

* Order forms for Club gear will be available on Saturday morning. Anyone wishing to purchase new gear please come along and get the forms. Please note that any orders made must be accompanied with the monies to purchase the gear.

* The Under 12 Girls Footballers played their final match last Wednesday against Carryduff. The girls enjoyed a very tough and enjoyable encounter with Carryduff-with a great workman like performance with plenty of scores and worked tirelessly defending in what was a high scoring and entertaining game. Well done ladies!

* Good luck to our Club members & players Karen, Cara, Orla, Kyla & Lisa who will involved with the Down Ladies next weekend in the All Ireland Semi Final against Leitrim.

* Well done to the Down Senior Ladies Camogs who won their All-Ireland Semi Final against Roscommon last Sunday especially to Aoife Keown and Anna Rogan. We also congratulate Karen McMullan who plays camogie for the Liatriom Fontenoys but also plays football for The Town ladies. Down will now play Laois in the final on Sunday14 September at 12.00pm in Croke Park. It is an honour to have two of our players involved in an All-Ireland Final in Croke Park. The Club is considering running a bus to the match for anyone who wishes to go but especially our under age Camogs. If you are interested please contact Noreen Keown as soon as possible.