Club Notes 22nd May 2017
Senior men play at home on Friday night versus local rivals Teconnaught. Let’s get out and show our support!
U14 girls travelled to Drumnaquoile on Sunday. The girls are starting to put into practice what they’re learning at training. Their “never give up” attitude and sheer determination is shining through. The whole squad were able to get a game, leaving the coaches with a difficult task for the next game. Every girl played their hearts out and were rewarded with the win. St. John’s made the girls work continuously. Next up is Mayobridge at home so see you all at training on Wednesday night, 6.30-7.30pm. Well done again girls and thanks to the supporters who came along!!
U14 Boys competed well against an exceptionally strong Liatroim side. it hasn’t been an easy start to the season for the lads but there was strong commitment throughout and it was great to see Pearse Cullen and Cormac McCartan get on the score sheet. Also well done to all the lads completing the fitness work on Thursday – as Magee the younger said, “We mightn’t beat youse but we’ll outplank ye!”
U10s Jim Mulholland Tournament @ An Riocht.
A superb effort by the U10s last Saturday in An Riocht. The lads got off to a slow start going down to Culloville from Armagh, this was followed by a very close contest with Clonduff with only a point separating the teams with Clonduff running out victors. This narrow defeat seemed to give the team confidence as they pushed on to beat Michael Davitts (Antrim). In the final group match the boys really found their form with an impressive win over Castletown Fr Rocks, Cookstown by a score line of 1-5 to 1-2.
After lunch the boys played their best football of the day. After making it into the Shield knockout stages, hard tackling and superb score taking lead to a 5-3 to 1-0 win over Redmond O’Hanlons (Armagh). The start of the quarter finals was greeted by another heavy rain storm, which didn’t affect their start against St Johns from Belfast and they raced to an early lead taking advantage of the strong wind, but in a game of two halves one or two unlucky bounces of the ball in the second half lead to a St Johns win by a single point.
Every single player should be very proud of themselves and their general play improved throughout the day, their attitude and discipline shone through when under a lot of pressure. The mentors would like to thank all the players that took part and also thank all the parents that supported the boys throughout the day.
Training will now be moved to Thursday evenings at 6:30-7:30pm, our next Blitz is scheduled for next Sat (27th May) with venue still to be confirmed (text message will be sent later this week).
Bus to Down v Armagh for younger players being organised – please contact mentors if you have not already done so to book your place. Price tbc once we have approx. numbers. Deadline is this Wednesday!!!
Football committee meeting for all mentors and coaches on Thursday 25th May at 7:30pm in the clubhouse.
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.