Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

*Please note the monthly Bingo will now be held this Sunday 19th Mayat 3.00pm in the Club. The reason for the change is to avoid it coinciding withFeis Sunday which will be held in Castlewellan on Sunday 26 May2013.

* The Under 16 Boys Footballers recorded agood victory away to local rivals Kilcoo on Saturday afternoon. In a game wasplayed in some terrible conditions The Town lads dominated  the game from the start and had Kilcoo pennedin for the duration if the first half. However, the lads didn’t make the mostof their dominance and went in at the break leading 0-5 to no score. After therestart The Town scored a couple of quick points and then seemed to take theirfoot off the gas allowing Kilcoo back into the game to draw level at 1-4 to 0-7with 15 minutes to go. At this point The Town rallied and again took control ofthe game firing in 4 goals and a point to win the game 1-5 to 4-8. Best for thetown at the back was Keelan Burns, Sean Conlon and James McAleenan. Lee Wardand Sean O’Boyle bossed midfield while up front it was Chris King, DonaghCairns and Gareth McKibben. 

On Saturday our Under 10footballer’s took part in a blitz hosted by Dromara GAC. The boyscompeted well in all matched against the host club Dromara, Kilclief and Kilcoowith great performances from all the boys – well done to everyone. The panelwas Tiernán Connolly, Alex McAlinden, Miceal McVeigh, Ryan Milligan, NathanOwens, Mathew McCabe, CJ Baine, Liam O’Neill, Ruairi King, Daniel Rice, AntoishOzga, Ciaran Lowey, Cormac McKibben, Michael Magorrian & Joe O’Boyle.Football training continues on Tuesday evening in the Bann Road club pitchesfor P4 – P7 from 6.30 – 7.30pm.

* Congratulations to Aoife Keown on her Ulster Colleges Camogie All-Star Award recently. This is a fantastic recognition of her ability and indeed the work she has put into her sport. It is also an indication of all the work done by her coaches within the club. Well done Aoife!*The Senior footballers have continuedtheir good start to the season with two good victories over the past week. Theweather certainly is not warming the cockles of our hearts so instead for nowthe senior footballers are fulfilling that role. On Thursday of last week theytravelled up to An Riocht on what was as wet a night as there has been. Therain managed to do its worst either side of the game. The game was nip and tuckearly on even with The Town racing into a three point lead within the first tenminutes. The An Riocht tagged on a couple of points before Cahal Crilly foundthe net half way through the first half. The host replied immediately with agoal of their own. The contest was hotting up into a real ding dong battle. Theturning point was The Town’s second goal again from Cahal Crilly. Beforehalf-time the Town had stretched the lead to six points. The second half wasall The Town who piled on the pressure in attack after attack comfortablyrunning out seventeen point winners. This result left The Town in good steadfor Sunday’s game against Ballyholland at the Bann Road. This game was quite adifferent affair which one spectator described as a war of attrition. The Townled at half time by seven points to no score. Was it a wind advantage? Was itgood a defence? The first score of the second half was a goal from the visitorswhich tested the second theory. To The Town’s credit wind advantage did notwork for the visitors in the second half with the lads defending very well. TheTown ran out winners by seven points in what was a tough game.

* Last week the Senior Footballersqualified for the Feis Sevens Final. Not to be outdone, the Minor Footballershave matched them by qualified for the final also. On Sunday past atBallykinlar they worked hard against local opposition to book their Feis Sundayplace. Having defeated Drumaness in their first game they met Bryansford in thenext round. Despite being a goal down at half-time they rallied to win the gameby a goal to qualify for the East Down Group Final against Kilcoo. Despite thelads leading well at half time, Kilcoo came back at them but in the end theyheld on by three points to win their Feis Sunday place. Well done to theMinors. It is a long time since the Seniors and Minors qualified for the finalsin the same year (1989 to be precise). A double was brought home then.Hopefully we can repeat this success at The Feis. Well done to the minors

*This week’s Attack Fitness Circuits return to Thursday Night. The Circuits willstart at 7.00pm in the club. The cost of the circuits is £3.00 per head.

*Juvenile training schedule for the week is as follows; Thursday May 16th, 6.30-7.30 BannRoad P3-P5 Hurling. Friday May 17th 5.00pm – 6.00pm St Malachy’sPark U12 Boys Football. Saturday May 18th, 10.00am-10.45am StMalachy’s Park Nursery, P1 and P2 Hurling and Camogie & P3-P7 Camogie. 10.00am-11.00amSt Malachy’s Park U12 Boys Hurling. 10.45am – 11.30am St Malachy’s ParkNursery, P1 and P2 Boys Football and Girls Football. TBC St Malachy’s ParkP3/P4 Hurling Blitz. TBC St Malachy’s Park P5/P6 Hurling Blitz. Sunday May 19th11.00am – Aghaderg U6, U8 and U10 Camogie Blitz. Tuesday May 21st 6.30-7.30Bann Road P3-P6 Boys Football.