U6’s – training Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm on St Canice’s Primary School pitch.
U8’s – training at St Patrick’s School (Pitch 2) on Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:00pm. There’s an U8 Go-Games Blitz in Owenbeg on Sunday 7th July – starting at 10:30am players will have to be there for 10am.
U10’s – training Wednesday night slot from 7:00pm-8:00pm on St Patrick’s School (Pitch 1).
U12’s – are playing in a mini-blitz in Claudy on Monday night – bus leaves club at 6:30pm sharp. Normal training on Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Main Club Pitch. On Saturday 6th there’s a central Blitz for our U12’s in Owenbeg – details will be finalised at mid-week training.
Please note that there will be no underage training for U6, U8, U10 or U12 on Wednesday 17th July – instead the Club will be supporting “Mena’s 3k Walk” – more details on plans next week.
U14’s – Disappointing results for both our teams in the league this week – The A team lost away to Ballinascreen. This was a game in which we struggled for large periods of the first half to match Ballinascreen’s level of effort and teamwork. Ballinascreen dominated the first half, registering 1-09 to our 1-01. The second half saw us make a marked improvement, as we scored 1-04 to Ballinascreen’s 1-02. This was the final game in the A team’s league campaign. Our attention will now turn to the championship and over the next few weeks training will have to be stepped up if we want to make an impression. Our B team had another difficult night at home to Lissan where they lost by 3-11 to 2-04. Lissan remain undefeated in the league but huge credit must go to our team for this display – our lads showed great character and determination to win the second half against a fine visiting team. Well done lads. U14 Fixtures this Tuesday – our A’s league campaign is over and they’re getting a rest on Tuesday night. Our B Team will soldier on with an away fixture against St Michaels – players should meet in the Club at 6:15pm sharp for onward travel – game throws-in at 7:15pm. Full-squad U14 training as normal on Thursday night 6:30pm – 7:30pm in Páirc na nÓg.
U16’s – training on Tuesday night 7-8pm in Páirc na nÓg. An away fixture to an impressive and strong Faughanvale on Thursday night ended in a 5-07 to 1-06 defeat. Magherafelt are the visitors to Pairc ui Cathain this Thursday night – 7:15pm throw-in.
Minor’s – no game last week – home to Loup this Monday night with a 7:15pm throw-in.
Féile Peile na nÓg Report – St Canice’s GAC Dungiven, by virtue of the fact that they entered an A & B team in the Féile, hosted two clubs in the Féile at the weekend, Cork A-Division Champions, Carrigaline and Scotland GAA, Na hAlban. Our own A Team started the campaign on Friday afternoon with a defeat to Carrigaline. The scoreline of 4-03 to 0-06 probably did not accurately reflect the game as these teams were more closely matched than that. Whilst Dungiven had long periods of ball-possession in scoring areas, Carrigaline were much more incisive and the old adage of “goals win games” was never more true that during this match. Our B Team started fairly brightly against Scotland and, though never in control of the game, were certainly the stronger team. But from a position of relative comfort in the second half St Canice’s missed a very scorable free and a penalty in quick succession. This seemed to hand the initiative to Scotland and they grasped it with both hands as they took their scores to win 3-03 to 2-03. All teams were turned out as new pins in their new Club gear as they boarded the team-buses to Derry City for the Féile Parade on Friday evening – the sun even put in an appearance on this fine occasion. Many GAA supporters lined the route to cheer on all participating teams to help ensure this was an unforgettable experience for all the young players and coaches. Saturday saw St Canice’s A Team and Carrigaline make the trip across the Glenshane to Bellaghy where the outcome of games could not be predicted, so closely matched were these teams. An early start saw Carrigaline leave at 8am for what was sure to be a key fixture in this group – unfortunately for our visitors, and despite having a healthy half time lead, they came up short against Bellaghy losing 1-10 to 1-04. Dungiven’s first game of the day saw them get the better of New York, winning 3-07 to 2-04. With Dungiven and Carrigaline both having lost one game it was essential that Dungiven would beat Bellaghy to allow them and Carrigaline to have a chance of making the semi-finals. Despite a very brave effort it wasn’t to be – winning by 4 points at half-time Dungiven ended up losing by 2-08 to 3-00. Carrigaline completed the group with a surprising loss to New York which confirmed Bellaghy as group winners. St Canice’s B Team started Saturday with a very heavy defeat to a very impressive Tinahely (Wicklow) team. This mismatch must have been frustrating for our lads as they couldn’t find any sustained possession against a physically strong and intelligent footballing team. Scotland produced a fine display against Drum to win two-from-two, setting up a group decider game against Tinahely. But as was the case against Dungiven the Wicklow team were much too strong and ran out very convincing winners. The final group game saw our lads finish their Féile in some style by heavily defeating Drum. So Tinahely march impressively into the semi-finals where they meet our neighbours Drumsurn in what is likely to be a tight game. So, as the final whistle sounded at the group stage for all our teams all that was left to focus on was developing new friendships. All teams in the town, including the ladies and their visitors (Laois) met for a special Féile Mass in Patrick’s Church on Saturday night before working on their dance moves at the disco in the Club Hall. Scotland and Carrigaline arrived in Dungiven focused on football, but left after an unforgettable weekend where the lasting memories are sure to be of the warmth of the welcome extended to them and of the new friendships borne between players and clubs alike – thank you to everyone from St Canice’s Dungiven who contributed so much to ensure the weekend was an hugely enjoyable and successful one for all those involved, natives and visitors alike.
Reminder for all underage players and parents: the wearing of gum shields is now mandatory for all underage training sessions and matches – club shop stocks gum shields for all sizes – open 11am-1pm every Saturday. Can we remind as many parents as possible to register their email address on the club Website (www.dungivengac.com) – this way you’ll be automatically advised of all important notices about training, blitz’s and matches.
Finvola Festival Week Starts Fri 12th July to Sun 21st July 2013
Country Music Dance Night with “Joe Moore”
Senior Citizens Social Evening & Guest Tea.
Music by “Unchained Country”
Senior Camogs v Limerick
Sean Hasson’s Charity Event
Mena’s Hillfoot 5 Mile Fun Run & Walk
All Proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care & Foyle Hospice
Mixed Poc Fada & BBQ
“More Power To Your Elbow” in Marquee
Comhaltas Sessions & Dance
Wild West Fancy Dress Party Dungiven Style
Cowboy & Cowgirl Fancy dress
“Live Pig Racing”
Finvola Pageant (Irish Cultural Theme)2.00pm-2.45pm
Mini Gem Of The Roe 3.00-5.00pm
Children’s Entertainment 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Country Music & Dancing with Irelands New Star
“Richie Remo & His Big Band”Dancing from 10pm till late.
More Details to Follow
The Club Shop, which stocks an extensive range of Club merchandise, is now open every Saturday from 11am-1pm.
For further info call Attracta on 07796 277855
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