Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* Pride of placeto the Under 8 Footballers who won the Rhys Brady Memorial Shield on Saturday inMayobridge. The Boys performed brilliantly. It is great to see the smiles ontheir faces. It also made their parents very proud of them. Well done lads. Keepattending training and listening to the advice of your coaches.

* Castlewellan U-16 footballers recorded a comprehensive8-23 to 0-3 victory over Clann Na Derg in the championship on Thursdayevening. The Town ladswhere much stronger all over the pitch and made their dominance count, playingsome great football and racking up some great scores. Best of the forwards wasthe ever busy and dangerous Gareth McKibben while Ryan Lundy and Sean O’Boyleand Sean Conlon bossed midfield area. However the towns best performers whereat the back where Keelan Burns, Ronan Barr and Zach Carville gave theopposition nothing and limited them to just 3 scores.

* A great week for the senior hurlingteam who got their first win of the year. they beat their arch rivals Carryduff3-17 to 0-20 in what was a cracking game. Tussles between our two clubs in thisfixture have provided great entertainment in the past. This game was nodifferent. Great performances from Colm McCann, Aidan Keown, Jason Croskery andTony Ferris. There was also a great return from Sean Hardy who scored 1-3.

* The under 14 hurling team got theirchampionship up and running with a convincing win against Newry Shamrocks onFriday night winning 6-13 to 4-5. Good performances from Killian McCay, EoinMaginn, Daniel Cunningham, Dara Mc Veigh, Matthew Muldoon, Sean Keown, Conor McShane and James McAleenan. Training for the under 14 hurlers at 6.00pm onThursday.

* A primary 5-6 hurling blitz took placein St Malachy’s Park last Saturday. Portaferry brought two teams with them,Warrenpoint and Castlewellan with two teams. It was an enjoyable andentertaining afternoon of hurling where our young lads once again competed verystrongly. Keep up practising lads. Training on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Thenext hurling blitz for this group is this Saturday in Portaferry at 1.00pm wherethe boys will compete in the McGrattan Cup.

* The SeniorFootballers suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Burrenlast Thursday night. It was a disappointing result with the Senior Championshipcoming up this weekend as all teams like to go into the first round on the backof a good result. This should act as a spur to right any wrongs in that defeat.First up for The Town will be Annaclone who defeated Clonduff last weekend. Thiswill be a difficult fixture against a team who have established themselves inDivision 1 this year. If their performance against us in the league is anythingto go by then they clearly mean business. All roads will lead to Downpatricknext Saturday evening where the throw in is at 6.30pm. Come along and supportthe lads in this first championship outing.

* The Seconds footballersrecorded a good win against our neighbours Kilcoo on a very warm Sunday in StMalachy’s Park. It was a good game of football between two very committed teamswho are still in the championship. The league may be out of our reach now butit will be important for the lads to keep putting in good performances.

* CastlewellanGAC will once again be running their annual three monthly draw. The draws willtake place on 31 August, 28 September and 26 October 2013. Please contact anymember of the committee if you wish to purchase a ticket. This draw contributesto finance our ongoing developments necessary to facilitate the growing demandfor Gaelic sport in the Town and Parish. We would urge as many members aspossible to support this draw.

* Please note coachingand training times for this week. On Tuesday 13 August Under 8 & Under 10training at the Bann Road 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Saturday 10 August 10.00am-10.45amSt Malachy’s Park Nursery, P1 & P2 Hurling and Camogie. 10.00am-10.45am StMalachy’s Park P3-P7 Camogie. 10.00am-11.00am St Malachy’s Park U12 BoysHurling. 10.45am-11.30am St Malachy’s Park Nursery, P1 and P2 Boys Football andGirls Football. TBC St Malachy’s Park P5/P6 Hurling Blitz. Saturday 20 July Nursery, P1 and P2 plus Camogie up toUnder 12.

* The AttackFitness Circuits will continue in The Club this Thursday evening at 7.00pm.. Therewill also be classes in St Malachy’s Park on Saturday mornings at 9.00am.

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