Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* On what was one of the wettest night to play football on when the storm in the middle of the game was of biblical proportions, The Town Senior Footballers fell to Saval in a keenly contested game at the South Down venue. The game was nip and tuck for most of the way with the lead changing hands several times. The Town were guilty of missing good chances. In going in search of a goal at the end left the defence exposed with Saval nipping in to score one of their own. This was a disappointing result for the lads. You sense that a win would kick everything back into life again.

* The U16 hurlers had a good win on Sunday over Warrenpoint and whilst the scoreline suggests this game was one sided, it was anything but.  All of the town scores were the results of hard work.  With a little luck the point’s forwards would have made this game much closer.  Best for the town were James Mc Aleenan, Shane Smith, Sean Carville & Sean Hardy, Zach & Jake Carville, Donagh Cairns, Matthew Muldoon.  The backline who kept the point forwards low scoring were Joe Cunningham, Marty Murdock, Chris King, Sean Conlan, Ruairi Caldwell & Gareth Devlin who had a good game in nets.

* The Last Man Standing competition based on the All County League Division 1 and 2 is coming to a gripping conclusion. As stated lat week we started out with three hundred in the competition. We are down to the last five left in the mix. The wiley Jim Burns the novice of predicting outcomes is still there and who else is there but the master himself his father Patsy. I can’t understand why the lottery has not been won there yet! Also in the mix are Marty Smyth who has massaged a few results in his time, Mark Stratton who usually gets them and last but by no means least Peter Keown who ‘wines’ the game until he gets his result.

* We have been pushing The Clothes Collection in the last couple of weeks. Thank you to all who have given your unwanted clothes The response so far has been really good but more is needed. Please leave all bags of clothes with Noreen Keown. This is a great way to raise money for your club and every little bit given is appreciated.

* The Seconds footballers recorded a good result against Clonduff in Hilltown on Sunday past when they drew with their hosts who officially opened their new pitch. We congratulate them on their new facility. Clonduff did have a few senior players on view for this game so the result was all the more satisfying. Well done lads.

* On Saturday the club sent an Under 8 team and Under 10 team to Carryduff GAC to take part in a hurling blitz. On one of the few sunny days this summer a great days hurling was had by all and all of the boys hurled brilliantly and can be very proud of themselves. It was great to see Eion Pol Hillen and Emmett Hillen making their debuts for Castlewellan GAC. A special mention to Donagh Keary who was injured last week in a football blitz at the same venue. Great to see you back Donagh. Training continues on Tuesday night at 6.15 for football and Thursday night at 6.15 for hurling – both at the Bann Road complex.

* There will be another monster bingo in the Club on Sunday 26 August 2012 at 3.00pm. there are fantastic prizes to be won. Everyone is welcome. The last Bingo was a great success so come along for what will be a great afternoon.

* When you mention that term “Social Sevens” it is the time to be afraid – very afraid! Bodies are pulled from the earth and institutions are searched for those mad enough to slip on the boots. Those boots have spuds growing out of them. Those pulling on the boots have eaten too many of them! You only have to look at the line up, Harry “I’m just mad” Toner,‘Billy Bunter’ Dougherty, Terry “All Whites”Connolly, Kevan “ I love it” Owens, Smackers “ I’m not old enough” Macauley, Paul “is this not hurling” McCabe, Brian “I am old enough” O’Neill, Michael “ what am I doing here” Sweeney and last but by no means least Barney “I am the best” Cunningham. Barney got player of the tournament so his title is well deserved. The lads lost by a point in the Final to An Riocht on what was a great afternoon up in ‘The Stone’. A great night was had by all. The fans attending were a bit bemused by the town man supporting whoever was playing against Castlewellan. Perhaps it was the sun on his head or maybe a knock on the head was required. Well done to the oldies and to Michael Sweeney who stood in for his father at the last minute. Apparently there was a problem getting the jersey on!

* The running club members meet at the Club on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings for a run. They will leave the club at 7.00pm. All ages, genders and abilities are welcome.