Senior men suffered a disappointing defeat away to a very strong Tullylish team last Wednesday evening. The boys started at a blistering pace and went into an early lead, but really should have been further than two pints ahead after the first fifteen minutes. Wides and poor decisions in the last third, as well as mas defending from the home side, meant that possession was not converted into scores. Tullylish then got their attacking moving and by half time had gained a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. With a couple of injuries and players away, the next few weeks will prove decisive in where we end up come season’s end. Next up is the visit of Newry Bosco this Friday night.
U14 Boys had another tough night – this time at home to St Paul’s. However, it was much to the lads credit that they stuck at and never gave up battling right to the end, with Justin Magilton leading the way. It was also good to see so many of the lads at the Down match cheering on their county but also Jack and Callum at Minor level. It’s not going to get any easier for the lads but this season will stand the boys in good stead. Sticking with something when things aren’t going your way is the sign of serious competitors.
Can parents/players contact mentors about going to the Ulster semi-final – spaces are at a premium. Price to be confirmed when numbers known. Please only express interest if certain as it’s a nightmare to organise otherwise! Thanks.
U10s hosted Kilclief and Drumaness at the weekend and were able to field two teams themselves. All the young players from the clubs who turned up enjoyed their games and the coaches commented on just how committed they were. Training as usual this week.
U8s had a great morning in Drumaness on Saturday at the first East Down super blitz. Winning their games against Castlewellan, Bredagh and drawing with Loughinisland saw them get second in their group after a narrow defeat to Darragh Cross. Next up was Downpatrick in the shield semi-final. After losing the toss for the wind, the youngsters found it tough to get the ball over the half way line and were disappointed at the end. The coaches however, were anything but disappointed, as the players gave their all and demonstrated the talent we have enjoyed seeing on Saturday mornings at St Patrick’s Park. Well done to all the boys and girls and thanks to the great support. Thanks as well to the East Down board and Drumaness GAC for organising such a good tourney.