Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* This Sunday see the CountyCamogie Finals take place at a venue unknown but at this stage they may be inCastlewellan. It also sees Castlewellan contesting the Junior Final for thefirst time since the reintroduction of Camogie to the Town. The team mainlyconsists of the girls who won a Down Under 12 title some five years ago. Thegrowth of the team has been phenomenal in the last two years from hardly winninga game last year to a team who lost only four games this year. Debra Croskerywho captains and leads this team is delighted to be involved with this veryyoung team. Many of them are fortunate to have pulled on the red and black forDown at Senior, Intermediate and Minor levels. We would ask that as many clubmembers and supporters come out and support the Camogs in pursuit of theirfirst Junior Championship irrespective of the venue. They deserve yoursupport it what will be a big day for the club. The very best of luck to our Camogsand management.

* The Under 14and Under 16 Camogs completed their league and championship games for the yearfinishing on Tuesday against Bredagh with a defeat in the semi final of theUnder 14 championship. The young camogs have made great progress this year witha number of our players making the county teams at under 14 level; RebeccaToner & Jade Hammond and at Under 16 level Nicola McCabe, Anna Rogan,Catriona Caldwell, Aisling Connolly, and  Aisling O’Neill.

* On Saturday our youngest footballer’s took part in anunder 6 mini blitz against fellow Gaels from Bryansford &Dundrum. For a lot of the children it was their first time wearingthe club green & black – special mention must go the Zach Kidd the youngestplayer representing the club on Saturday – Zach you have the makingsalready of a much better defender than your dad! On Saturday allthe children performed brilliantly and can be very proud of their performances.As we approach the end of our Saturday morning summer training sessions all thecoaches wish to thank the children for their hard work and their efforts, andhope you have all enjoyed the sessions. Details of our winter trainingprogramme will be available shortly. Training for the Under 6 group continuesnext Saturday in St. Malachy’s Park. Over the last two weekends we havecollected almost £90 for the Donard Fundraising Group for Marie Curie CancerCare – thank you to all whom contributed to this worthy charity. Finally aspecial word of thanks to all the parents whom contributed by bringingsandwiches, buns & cakes and assisted with servingrefreshments in the clubrooms on Saturday morning to the team’s and supporters- your help is greatly appreciated by everyone in our club. Photographs of theday are posted on our website at

* The Under 12 Castlewellan Hurlerstravelled to Ballyvarley on Thursday night and came away with the points aftera very good performance. The town settled quickly with goals from Míceál óg McVeigh(2) and Paul Flynn. Míceál was in great form scoring five goals. Ciaran Lowey and Dara Rodgers also goaled while Matthew McCabe, CallumMcCabe and Eoin King had a grip on the game around the middle. Lorcan Cairns,Shea King, Fiachra Doyle and Joe O’Boyle were solid in defence in front ofMorgan Croskery who had a fine game between the posts. Well done lads. Nextgame at home to Warrenpoint on Thursday at 7.00pm. all players please meet at6.30pm.

* The Under 14Hurlers have qualified for their Championship Final this Saturday at 6.00pm.The venue has yet to be confirmed.  Thelads have worked exceptionally hard and are rewarded with a place in the final.This is no more than this group deserve. We wish the players and management allthe best of luck against Warrenpoint. We would encourage all parents to goalong and support the lads. They need and deserve your support

* The Senior Hurlers are in action again onFriday night in Páirc Esler in Newry at 7.00pm in the Junior HurlingChampionship semi-final against old rivals Carryduff. Good luck lads. Therehave been many great battles against Carryduff and this one promises to be nodifferent. Please come along and support the team in what will be a busyweekend for hurling.

* There will be a Under 10hurling blitz in Bredagh this Saturday. Castlewellan will be attending pleaseconfirm with your coaches the time that everyone will be leaving at.


* Well done to the Senior Footballers who finishedtop of their Championship group with a win against Clonduff last Thursday nightin Newry. Both Clonduff and the Town had already qualified for the quarterfinal stage. Everyone knows it does not matter where you finished in your groupso long as you qualify. The business end of the championship will be in afortnight’s time.

* Commiserations to the Down Ladies Footballerswho’s efforts to reach the All-Ireland Final came up short when they werebeaten by a slicker Cavan team. We will say well done to Lisa, Orla and Kylawho all played a significant part for Down this year. They have been unlucky notto pick up championship silverware with the county this summer and hope theirexperience will help the Town in their Ulster Championship against the AntrimChampions at the end of this month.

* The AttackFitness Circuits will take place in The Club on Thursday evening of next weekat 7.00pm. There will also be classes in St Malachy’s Park on Saturday morningsat 9.00am.

* The weekly Castlewellan ACweekly runs continue every Tuesday and Thursday leaving the Club at 7.00pm.

*The first Castlewellan GAC Club Drawwill took place last Saturday Night. The winners of the draw can be seen on ourwebsite at