Club Notes 8th May 2017
Senior men travelled to Dundrum on Friday evening and came away with another win that kept their recent run going. Goals in the first half against a very strong wind from Mullen and Harney gave them a seemingly comfortable half time lead at 2-06 to 0-08. Dundrum, however showed their grit and determination and midway through the second period had brought the deficit down to a solitary point. A strong finish from the lads with fine points from Byrne, Arnold, Harney and Laverty proved enough to see out the win on a score of 2-13 to 0-12. A greater effort will be required this Friday at St Patrick’s Park when the lads face top of the table Drumgath.
Reserves had their second win a row after defeating Bredagh on Sunday. Good performances from Brown, Magennis and Maginn. The game was held up due to injury to Francis Holland. Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery.
Minors made the short journey to Killard and defeated Kilclief. Good performances from Ataliotis, Mahoney, Morgan and Laverty sealed the win.
U16 boys kept their run going with a home win against Castlewellan. A mathc that was certainly a game of two halves due to the hurricane force wing blowing down the length of the field, meant that the team who could gain possession from kickouts would be at an advantage. On the night it was the Saul lads who enjoyed precision kicking from Connolly in goals and excellent fielding and positional play from Ruari O’Hare in the middle third. Ably assisted by the younger O’Hare, Doran who covered a lot of ground during the game supporting team mates, Fitzsimons, Murray and Maguire, the boys now host Darragh Cross in the final game before the exam break this Thursday night.
U16 girls made the short trip to Dundrum on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day for football and both teams didn’t disappoint. The first half was a hard shift for the Saul girls, who were slow to settle. The second half was a very tight, well fought match. The Saul defence remained rock solid, only letting the Dundrum girls get one point past them. A very physical and hard fought match throughout, the Saul girls were a credit to their parents and club by keeping cool when it mattered most. Fantastic result girls, well deserved. Scorers, Nora Maguire 1-01, Maddie Crawford 0-03, Erin Cunningham 1-0, Charlotte Curran 1-02 and Aisling Kinsella 1-0. Well done again girls!
U8s head to this week’s blitz in Kilcoo starting at 10am. There will be no training for P1s due to First Holy Communion in Saul and only training for U10s later that morning.
Pitch care/ ground maintenance. We encourage any members with Lawnmowers or other gardening equipment to contribute to pitch care when they can. Even a couple of hours any even or weekend will be appreciated.
Good luck to Callum Fitzsimons, Jack Hazard, and the Down under 17 squad who play Tyrone in the Ulster Semi-final on Saturday in Clones.
In association with Down GAA- Night At The Dogs on Saturday 20th May at Dundalk Stadium. Tickets are available from any committee member and there will be buses going from Saul & Downpatrick. Promises to be a great night’s craic.