CLUB NOTES – w/c 21st March 2016
Senior Training for this week: Monday at 7pm, Wednesday at 8pm & Friday at 8pm – all at Páirc na nÓg.
Underage Training times for this week are:
- U6: Wednesday, 6pm-7pm, Sports Pavilion (indoor)
- U8: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Owenbeg 4G
- U10: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Owenbeg 4G
- U12: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Owenbeg 4G
- U14: Thursday, 6:30pm-7:30pm Páirc na nÓg
- U16: Thursday, 7:30pm-8:30pm Páirc na nÓg.
- Minors: no training this week
The week that was:
Our Senior Team were beaten by Steelstown on Saturday afternoon in the Dr Kerlin Cup – 2-12 to 1-09.
The U12’s were back in Magherafelt for a second consecutive week on Friday night. The U12A Team won all three games, beating Glenullin, Castledawson and Newbridge B. Our U12B Team played both Greenlough and Lavey on the small court, winning both games. Then they played Greenlough again, this time on the large court, and lost narrowly in a very close and competitive game. This was our last night in Magherafelt and there’s no doubt this league has been good preparation for the season ahead. Both of our teams and all of our players have shown great improvement since our first outing a month ago.
Our U16s played a challenge match against Muff on Sunday afternoon on the main pitch. Despite conceding a few early goals we stayed focused, worked hard to take our points, and clawed our way back into the game before pushing on for a fairly comfortable victory. Among some fine individual performances it was pleasing to see that the team played as a unit with a decent work rate and good support play throughout. Well done to the full squad. Thanks to Muff for making the trip to Dungiven.
Our Minor team had a walk-over in the Carlin Duffy semi-final on Sunday as Eoghan Rua chose not to travel to Páirc na nÓg, instead conceding the game.
Well done to Odhran McKeever who produced a strong, solid performance in St Pat’s Maghera’s winning MacRory Cup team against Bessbrook on St Patrick’s Day. Congratulations to St Pat’s on their great win, and especially to our players Odhran, Niall, Richie, Fergal and Seamus.
This week’s fixtures:
- Our U14’s continue with their Feile campaign on Saturday. Matches will be played on our main pitch. We play Slaughtneil at 10am, with our second match against Bellaghy throwing in at 11:40am.
- Our U16’s have a challenge match v Buncrana on Tuesday evening in Páirc na nÓg at 7pm.
- Minors have no training this week, but do have a challenge match away to Slaughtneil on Thursday night at 7:30pm.
Club membership is now due – please make sure you join or renew your Membership asap. Membership for 2016 is a very reasonable £20 per adult, £30 for an adult couple, £10 for students and OAPs, and £5 for underage (max £10 per Underage family). All players must be members, but we’d encourage anyone else who isn’t a member yet to consider joining. Working together, a larger and more active membership will build a better Club for us all. To make it even more convenient, membership can now be purchased online at http://www.dungivengac.com/membership-online/ – just click the “sign up now” link.
This week’s numbers, drawn Sunday 20th March, were: 05 – 06 – 20 – 25.
No Jackpot winner, and one 3-number £20 winner, Oisin O’Kane from Knockullen.
Thanks to everyone who supports our Lotto every week – this is our main fundraiser and so it’s important that you keep supporting it.
Thanks also to all those individuals and local businesses who help us collect our tickets.
Last Man Standing:
We’re now down to five – leader-board is as follows:
- Kevin Farren
- Paschal Doran
- Plunkett Murphy
- Pat Paroe
- Martin McIlvenny
After a week off play resumes with next weekend’s games – could we have a winner soon? Good luck lads.
Weekly Community Events and Activities:
Irish Language Classes – Monday at 7:30pm – Club Rooms.
Smith School of Irish Dancing – Monday from 6:30pm – Main Hall.
Slimming World with Brenda – Tuesdays at 5:30pm & 7:30pm – Main Hall.
Fitness Classes with Paul Gillespie – Tuesdays (6:30pm Metafit, 7:00pm Spin) – Club Rooms. Contact Martin (079 1813 4409) to enquire about booking for Spin.
There will be a “No Limit Texas Hold’em” Poker Night this Friday night at 9pm.
St Canice’s Ladies GFC will have a fundraising disco on Easter Sunday night from 9pm – everyone welcome, please show your support.
Club Contact Details:
The following details should be used for contacting the Club:
Club Chairman: Kieran McKeever: [email protected] or 075 9272 8350.
Club Secretary: Mary K Burke: [email protected] or 075 9787 7685.
Club PRO: James McMacken [email protected] or 078 8967 0455.
Planning a party?
If you have Party or Function coming up and need a venue (including well equipped kitchen), St Canice’s Club Hall is an excellent facility in the heart of your community. For bookings or enquiries please email [email protected] or call James on 078 8967 0455.