Senior men enjoyed a good win at home to Teconnaught on Friday past. With a big defeat last year in the same fixture the lads were keen to make up for that. Teconnaught scored first, but the defence stayed tight and by half time had built up a ten point lead with goals from Mullen (penalty) and Lorcan Harney. The second half was a less entertaining one as Saul eased off and the heat of the evening took its toll on Teconnaught. Final score 2-16 to 0-09. Next up is the trip to Atticall with a number of players missing for various reasons, it will take a mighty performance to keep the run going
Congratulations from everyone in the club to senior keeper Gareth Brown on tying the knot at the weekend to his beautiful bride Trisha. Enjoy the honeymoon Mr & Mrs Brown!
U14 girls continued their winning ways with another strong team performance at home to Mayobridge on Sunday afternoon. A good start with the goals raining in, helped them to a healthy lead at half time, but the south Down girls came back strongly and reduced the lead to the minimum soon after the break. The Saul girls then showed some grit and determination of their own. Tightening up at the back, some fine work by Maguire, Doran, Morgan, Burns and Surginor allowed the midfield and forwards to start playing the ball about and great moves from Cunningham, Sands, Gordon, Curran and Taggart ensured another two points. Most pleasing for management and supporters was the all round team work and commitment. Well done girls. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Aoife Burns.
U14 Boys gained their first win of the season away to Carryduff. The boys took the lead early doors and despite a spirited late rally from the Duffers the lads held tight. Good early scores from the M & M’s brought some optimism to the blue and gold. However, if Murphy and Mahoney offered plenty up top it was McKeown and Burns who were keeping it tight at the back. Overall an excellent team performance.
U10s– It was superb to see so many players turn up for the Blitz in Dundrum last weekend. The lads go off to a slow start with a defeat against a strong Liatroim team. After a break the U10s found their form and ran out narrow winners against Dromara. Next up were neighbours Kilclief, and again the Saul lads recent form continued. Strong tackling around the middle of the park set up a number of scoring chances with a good mix of players taking their goal and point opportunities. The final match was against Dundrum. In very hot conditions the team saved their best for last passing the ball better than previous matches and taking some lovely scores into the bargain. Next training will take place on Thursday @ 6:30pm
U8s also enjoyed the blitz in Dundrum and demonstrated all that they have been working on during our sessions to date. Tackling and short passing were especially good on the day. Thanks to the Dundrum club for hosting and we now look forward to hosting the next blitz on Sat 10th June. Training as usual on Saturday morning 10:30-11:30am.
Bus to Down v Armagh is now full. Keep an eye on social media this week to see if any places become available. Good luck to our own Jack Hazard, Daniel Napier and Callum Fitzsimons with the minors.