What a weekend in Armagh. Our second busload of the summer headed to the Athletic grounds hoping for a win for both teams and for our own lads to do their bit. While Jack, Calum and Daniel were disappointed after their defeat to a Cavan side that seemed to have just a bit more craft, the senior game helped wipe that disappointment from the mind. A pulsating hour of grit and determination mixed with copious amounts of skill and courage helped the boys in red and black to the Ulster final. To Eamon, Cathal, Eddie and the entire team and squad we salute you and look forward to more of the same in Clones!
Senior Men travelled to Hollywood and came away with a straightforward win. In spite of a number of changes, the management can be pleased with the scores taken, especially in a very one sided second half. A much sterner test awaits, with the visit of league leaders, Clann na Banna this Friday night. If you plan nothing else this week, get to the Park on Friday night and show your support.
At then end of a very busy month for the U10s the squad travelled to our neighbours in Ardglass to participate in the East Down Super Blitz. In the first match the U10s worked really hard against Ballykinlar to run out 1-4 to 0-1 winners. Next up was Castlewellan A, the boys got off to a great start scoring 1-1 in the first two minutes. They never let off the pressure for the rest of the game winning by a margin of 2-4 to 0-1. In the final group match the boys battled hard against a strong Darragh Cross team in the first half, keeping to score down to a 0-0 to 0-2 lead to the opposition. With the wind in the second half some clinical finishing lead to a 2-3 to 0-2 win to Saul. After topping the group it was the semi-final v Carryduff. Despite the boys’ best efforts, the strong team from Carryduff ran out 3 point winners in the end.
The boys should be very proud of their performance, making it to the semi-finals really does show the progress from the beginning of the year.
The management team would like to thank Ardglass for hosting the event and to thank the parents for once again providing great support for the boys.
Training continues on Thursday at 6:30-7:30pm, no matches next Saturday, Cúl Camp starts on 3rd July.
U8s hosted Kilclief and Bryansford on Saturday morning and once again had a great mornings football. With two teams picked, the boys and girls showed that while this is the first year for most of them together, they have made such great progress. Well done. Thanks to the mentors who have really helped make that difference with them. Cúl Camp next week!
Matches this week:
U16 boys away to Liatroim on Thursday night, Senior men at home to Clann na Banna on Friday evening, U14 boys at home to Liatroim, Minors away to Bright next Tuesday.