Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* The Annual Dinner Dance will take place this Friday Night in the Burrendale Hotel when the 1979 – 1982 Championship winning squads will be honoured at the Dinner Dance. Tickets will be on sale in the club on Thursday night this week from 8.00pm prior to the Dinner Dance. Please contact Moira Hawkins on 07912113664 and Leanne Owens for details.


* Both U12 Hurlers Squads finished off the indoor league on Sunday in Newtownards and Klkeel respectively. There was an impressive performance at the Eddie Irvine Centre on with that team scoring a total of 24 goals in their four matches. In Kilkeel the younger lads prepared for the under 10 tournament next week with great endeavour against stronger squads. All the lads in the Under 12 Hurling Squad have shown a huge commitment over the past 4 weeks and are to be commended for their efforts. Also to their team managers and mentors a big thank you from all at the Club. Come on lads continue the same commitment in the incoming season. The team competing at the Eddie Irvine centre was; EoinMaginn, Darragh McVeigh, Sean Keown, Adam McAleese, Matthew Muldoon, and James McAleenan. The team at Kilkeel was Mícheál óg McVeigh, Fiachra Doyle, Callum McCabe, Stephen Gallagher, Lorcan Cairns, Basil Sanju, Darren Toner, Sé King and Eoin King. Almost all this squad are eligible to take part in the under 10 blitzes starting next week. Score of the day was a long range effort from Sé King.

* Would all those holding club equipment please return it to Francis McAlinden or Miceal Crilly The Club is currently completing an audit of all equipment in preparation for the coming year. If you have any then please let the above contacts know as soon as possible.

* The annual renewal of club membership fees are now due. There will be a Registration Night every Thursday until the end of February at 8.00pm in the Club. It is important that all memberships are renewed on those nights. All players must remember that they need to have their membership renewed/insurances paid before they can play again in the new season.

* Camogie for our under 8, under 10 and under 12 age group will continue in St Malachy’s Primary School on Tuesdays from 6.30pm

* The indoor hurling continues on Thursday nights in St Malachy’s Primary School. Coaching will start at 6.15 pm for the Under 8 age group and the coaching for the Under 10 and Under 12 Groups will commence at 7.15pm.

* Coaching for the Under 6, 8 and 10 age groups will continue in St Malachy’s Primary School on Monday 31 January 2011 from 6.30pm. From 7 February it will return to the High School.

* There will be a meeting of the under 14 and under 16 girls in Football & Camogie this Wednesday night at 7.45pm in the club. All current and new players welcome. Please note that the team managements have asked that each player is accompanied by a parent/guardian at this meeting.

* Sunday 22nd October 1979 – the newspapers wrote of that day “ Brilliant Castlewellan strode to a well deserved and highly impressive Championship victory”. That was the day when the Town beat Rostrevor to win their seventh Down Senior Championship. They repeated the dose in 1982 when beating a very good Clonduff team after a replay to win their eighth county title. For many of us it only seems like yesterday when we witnessed a display of power, punch and skill from a team which where one of the dominant teams of that era. This Friday night we will honour the team who brought great success and pride to the club over 30 years ago. It was also the time of the Green Army who walked to Newcastle with their banners and their flags singing and making noise to their hearts content. The colour, the craic, the joviality and their loyalty to the club has never been forgotten. A lot of those ‘marchers’ are now in their forties. Most of them are still around the club. The younger members of today should hear their stories. Go on ask them!