Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* Congratulations to the Ladies Under 16 Football Team who retained their Championship title in fine style against Burren in Mayobridge on Sunday evening. The match was originally scheduled for Ballykinlar but was switched to the South Down venue and a later time. The girls won well in the end. This is the culmination of a great year’s work by Noreen Keown and her team and the reward of another championship is well and truly deserved. The ladies have brought pride to their failies and Club but most of all themselves. Well done ladies.

* It looks like mentioning the fact that the build up to the Castlewellan’s Come Dancing was injury free was a scud in itself. Unfortunately Cathy McVeigh has had to withdraw from the competition. She was bursting a gut to perform and was really doing the needful in terms of her preparation. All joking aside along with all the other competitors she has put in some sterling work and has enjoyed it and it is unfortunate she has not been able to complete. Meanwhile the preparations continue with the rest of the dancers preparing their group and individual routines. As this scribe was going into the club last week one of the dancers (Ciara) was standing at the door getting some fresh air. There she was going through all the moves, perfecting parts of her upcoming performance. Yes even during their downtimes they all keep those feet moving.  Meanwhile the King Diva Michael H is continuing to throw a strop. “I will not be judged – I will be praised for I am the best!” Seriously Niall are you going to let him away with that! It’s all happening!  A limited number of tickets will be on sale on Sunday Night in the Club from 9.00pm for the two semi Finals on 24 November and 1 December.

* This Saturday Night sees the play ‘The Pitch’ by Shane Connaughton coming to our Clubrooms Shane is an Irish writer and actor and is probably best known as co-writer of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for My Left Foot. The play centre’s on the main character Philly who lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends and the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner, he replays the events of that day when his club won the county championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand. Tickets are on sale in the club at £10.

* Well done to Rory Burns who played his part on the Down combined colleges team that made the semi-final of the Mageean Cup after a tense quarter-final against Garron Tower in Glengormley. Down will face Cross & Passion Ballycastle in the semi-final.

* There will be a foundation hurling coaching course in RGU Downpatrick on Saturday 3rd November. The child protection element will run on the Friday night 2nd November. More details to follow.

* 1-6, 6-0, 5-1. (retired through injury!) Yes it was like a one-sided tennis match with the vanquished retiring early in the final game 40 – Love down. Not a good weekend all round for Jasey in the sporting front. No explanation is required. Better luck next weekend mate!

* The Clothes Collection is still on-going. Please donate any clothing items you do not require to this! Please leave all bags of clothes with Noreen Keown.