St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 2nd May 2016
- 25th April Minor Newbridge 2-07 Dungiven 2-15
- 26th April U14 Dungiven 2-06 Ballinderry 3-05
- 28th April U14 Slaughtneil 5-06 Dungiven 5-07
- 28th April U16 Bellaghy 3-19 Dungiven 0-03
Underage Training times for this week are:
- U6: Thursday, Time TBA, Location TBA
- U8: Thursday, Time TBA, Location TBA
- U10: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Owenbeg 4G
- U12: Monday, 7pm-8pm, Páirc na nÓg
- Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Main Pitch
- U14: Thursday, 7pm-8pm, Páirc na nÓg
- U16: Tuesday, 7pm-8pm, Páirc na nÓg
- Minors: Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Páirc na nÓg
The week that was:
The U16s had one of those nightmare matches in Bellaghy on Thursday evening – it was always going to be a tough assignment given the strong start Bellaghy have made to the league. Playing with the wind in the first half Dungiven certainly had chances in scoring positions in the first 15 mins, but failing to take these meant they went in 2-03 to 0-02 down at half time. The second half, against the wind, was clearly going to be difficult, but it was an as one-sided affair as you’re likely to see. Whilst credit should be given to our opponents for the focus, work-rate and commitment they showed right to the final whistle, it was disappointing to see our lads drop their heads and lose their shape to the extent that they did. Hopefully they can redeem themselves this week at home to Ballinascreen.
With no game the previous week our U14 team had two games to play this week. First up was a home game against Ballinderry on Tuesday night. The visitors brought a strong physical element to this game which on another night might have been punished with more frees. Despite this Dungiven probably had enough chances to win the match and so it was disappointing to come out on the wrong side of a 2-point defeat. On Thursday night we travelled to play Slaughtneil – 4 points down at half time we had it all to do in the second period. A great team effort, with no shortage of skill and determination, led to a fully deserved one point win.
Our U12s (pictured below) travelled with two teams to play Ballinascreen on Monday night and both came away with wins. The A Team were involved in a very competitive outing with fine displays from both teams. In a close game it was a strong finish that helped Dungiven come out as 3-09 to 2-05 winners. The B Team played superb football to run out convincing winners, with those stepping up from U10 helping in no small measure. Well done to both teams.
This week’s fixtures:
- Minor Mon 2nd 7:00pm home to Swatragh
- U14 Tues 3rd 7:00pm away to Magherafelt
- U16 Thurs 5th 7:00pm home to Ballinascreen
- Seniors Fri 6th 7:30pm home to Swatragh
Club membership is now overdue. All players must be members and must be registered/paid-up to be able to train and play. Due to the insurance/player injury scheme rules this will be strongly enforced across all age groups. Remember that membership can now be easily purchased online at http://www.dungivengac.com/membership-online/ – just click the “sign up now” link.
This week’s Lotto will be drawn on Monday.
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.
Remember that we regularly show lots of sports on the big screens in the bar – from Monday night football, mid-week league, cup and European matches, and weekend GAA and soccer matches through Saturday and Sunday. Come along, support your teams and enjoy the atmosphere. Match schedule will be advised through social media later this week.
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.