Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018


CastlewellanGAC Weekly Notes 17 March 2013

* Saturday will see the “Child ofPrague” in all the windows around the Town in order for good weather forSunday’s Castlewellan GAC’s second Annual Spring Lake Challenge. Last year’sevent was bathed in sunshine. We are hoping for the same this time. A visit tothe gallery on www.castlewellangac.comwill confirm how the weather was a blessing at last year’s 10K event. You can registeron-line for the race at www.athleticsni.orgor on the day of the event. The run will commence at 1.00pm. Registration will take place at theClub and will end 15 minutes before the start of the race. The cost of entry tothe 10K will be £9.00.

* There will be a Coaching Course in theClub on this Saturday March 23rd from 9.00am to 12.00 Noon for all juvenilecoaches from all codes from (4 year olds to 18 year olds) and anyone in theClub who wishes to take part in juvenile coaching in the future. The coursewill begin at 9.00am sharp with breakfast. Anyone who is unable to attendplease contact John O’Neill on 07711737610. Would all coaches please bring alist of the training equipment, balls and Jerseys to this course and give thelist to Brian O’Neill.

* Well done to the under 14 ladiesfootball team who won the Club’s first (and hopefully not the last!) piece ofsilverware of the season. They won the RGU Downpatrick organised nine – a –side tournament on Saturday past. On route to the final they had beatenTeconnaught and lost to Carryduff. But they met Carryduff again in the finalwhich proved to be a pulsating affair. The game went to extra time with theTown holding out to win by four points. The team was; Aislinn Hawkins, EireannMcVeigh, Sorcha McCartan, Bria McKee, Emma Rice, Amy Barr, Sarah Bragger,Eimear Dougan, Una Rice and Nadine McAleenan. The Club wish to thank RGUDownpatrick for the invite to the tournament which was well organised and for agreat cause. Thank you to Pete Bragger, Michelle Hawkins and Mikey Hawkins forall their help on Saturday. Noreen keown was unable to be there on the day. Theresult was most pleasing. Well done to all the girls for what was a fantasticteam effort.

* The Activ8 programme continues. Thepopular sport of basketball is part of the programme. Down through the yearsmembers like Gerry Dougherty and Colm McAlarney have all shown their wizardryat this sport. In days gone by footballers would have used it to hone theirskills over the winter period. The groups playing it as part of the programmehave found it fun and exhilarating. Mind you there is no shortage of skillparticularly from the females playing it. Mentioning no names but G.McK (neeToner!) showed everyone how to score whether it be a shot from above your head,over arm, from between the legs – she simply could not miss! On my team everytime! So this week G.McK – you are my favourite! Please see the website for allthe details of week 5 programme.

* Under 12 girls training continuesin St Malachy’s Primary School on Monday nights at 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Under 10and under 8 age groups welcome.

* A reminder would you please note that all children must have andwear gum shields during these training sessions and games. Refer to more information.

* Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 Camogie training continues everyWednesday in St. Malachy’s Primary School from 6.15pm – 7.15pm. Please wearsuitable foot wear which will not mark the floor.

* Hurling coaching will continue on Thursday evenings at StMalachy’s Primary School at 6.00pm. From 6.00pm to 7.00pm coaching will caterfor P1 to P4 boys. 7.00pm to 8.00pm will cater for P5 to year 8 boys eligibleto play U12 hurling in 2013.