The minors travelled to Warrenpoint for their last match before the exam break, and though therewere several strong performances, especially from Pierce Laverty and James Mahoney, our lads found Warrenpoint difficult to break down. Leaking goals either side of the break gave us too much to do, but we still remain in contention for a top 4 play-off place.
Saul Ladies U17s hosted RGU this week. With a number of injuries and sickness absentees this looked to be an uphill struggle from the off. Despite the massive performances from Niamh Ledlie, Maddy Crawford, captain Ciara Gallagher, Caitlin Burke and the ever hard working Beth Hynds we were not able to unsettle our capital town neighbours. A lack of match practice continues to be a problem. Any teams looking to play challenge games, please get in touch.
U12 boys also played a highly competitive game at St Patrick’s Park on Sunday against our neighbours. Although the result didn’t go our way, the boys in Blue and Gold deserved more out of the game. Narrowly beaten by one solitary point the boys can be proud of the effort they put in. It was a game of 2 halves. Even with alot of possession the boys just had no luck in front of goal. Connall Hanna and Ciaran Ledlie tried their best but were very unlucky. At the break the boys were 2-4 to 1 goal down. After a positive team talk with help from Harry Obank’s wise words the lads came out the second half with a greater sense of belief. Straight from the throw in the great defensive work from Pearse Cullen in goals and the strong line of defence of Conor Kernan, Shea Burns and Lorcan Ritchie kept the 2nd half away score to only one point. This along with the tireless work by the midfield duo of Cathal Kinsella and Obank, made the path for the forward line of John Mahoney(1-3), Sean McKeown(0-1) and new and ever improving Cian Roberts(0-1) to get on the score sheet. With Kinsella scoring the other 2 points. Great mornings football from both teams. Training Thursday evening at 6.30pm.
The Saul U10’s took part in a blitz in Ballykinlar on Saturday morning. They met opposition from Ardglass, St John’s and the host club. This was the teams second blitz of the year with noticeable improvements made in all departments. Well done to all those who took part.
The club is organising A Bus to Clones on May 29th to support Down Minors against Monaghan, speak to any committee member for details.
As we continue our grounds and clubrooms improvements to celebrate 25 years at the Páirc , we invite any members who can volunteer any time (eg grass cutting, strimming, joinery or building work) or donate/sponsor, to contact us.
Finally , get this date into your diaries,Saturday November 12th, Saul’s celebration 25 Gala Ball is scheduled for the Titanic Centre in Belfast, further details will follow shortly.