St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 1st August 2016
Last Week’s Results:
|Fri 29th July||Senior||Dungiven||2-09||Magherafelt||0-12|
|Fri 29th July||Reserve||Dungiven||4-04||Magherafelt||1-13|
This week’s fixtures:
|Mon 1st August||7:15pm||Minor League||Away to Bellaghy|
|Tues 2nd August||7:15pm||U14 League||Away to Ballinascreen|
|Wed 3rd August||7:30pm||Senior League||Home to Newbridge|
|Sun 7th August||1:00pm||Reserve League||Away to Lavey|
|Sun 7th August||2:30pm||Senior League||Away to Lavey|
Underage Training times for this week are:
|U6||No training until Thurs 25th August|
|U8||No training – Soccer Summer Camp|
|U10||No training – Soccer Summer Camp|
|U12||No training – Soccer Summer Camp|
|U14||Thursday||7pm – 8pm||Páirc na nÓg|
|7pm – 8:30pm
7pm – 8:30pm
|Páirc na nÓg
The week that was:
Our Senior Team got a much-needed and deserved victory against league-chasing Magherafelt in Pairc Uí Catháin on Friday night. Magherafelt will rue their missed chances in the first half when they were well on top – despite Dungiven not playing well it meant they were still very much in the game at the break, trailing 0-06 to 0-03. Although Magherafelt started the second period brightly and tagged on a couple of quick points, from there Dungiven took good control of the remainder of the game, choosing to play a more aggressive and direct style of football, running at the Magherafelt defence at every opportunity. Goals win games, and this was certainly true in this match – hitting the net twice at key times ensured Dungiven retained their momentum and finished strongly – this was a key result for Dungiven in their push to stay in the top division – with teams around us also winning this weekend the victory took on even greater significance. Newbridge visit Dungiven this Wednesday night – a similar result would be just the ticket!
Dungiven Reserves played out a draw in a short match on Friday night as the nights have started to shorten. Plenty of goals, but a modest number of total scores. With games in hand of their rivals, Dungiven should be aiming for a top-four finish in the Reserve League.
The U14s fared well by beating Craigbane in a challenge match against on Tuesday night. After a week off from league duties they resume this week, with an away match against Ballinascreen on Tuesday night.
Our U12s played Loup on Sunday morning, winning on a score-line of 3-08 to 3-02. We had a great first half, leading 2-08 to 0-00 at the break. Although we tired in the second half the lads kept at it and scored a late goal to ensure victory. Some great football played throughout so well done to all involved.
Commiserations to our players involved in the Derry Minor defeat to Kerry in Croke Park on Sunday – we’re proud to have been well represented in the 2016 County Minor panel by Seamus and Fergal Higgins, Odhran McKeever, Conor Kelly, Niall Smyth and Pauric McNicholl.
There will be a Youth Committee Meeting on Monday 1st Aug at 9:00pm sharp. Very important that all underage managers attend (from U6 to Minor) – it will last 30mins max.
Lucky Dip Draw:
We would ask everyone to support us in our Lucky Dip draw in aid of Páirc na nÓg Car Park & Changing Facility – choose your tickets carefully though, as the price of your ticket is based on the serial number in those sealed envelopes – there are 2,000 tickets, all with a unique price, priced from £0.01 to £20.00. Whatever the price of your ticket, you stand a chance of winning the £3,000 top prize on 18th September, with 5 other prizes from £1,000 to £100. We’d especially ask the parents of our Underage teams to support us. Thank you and best of luck
This week’s Lotto numbers will be drawn on Monday 1st August. Good luck to everyone who has their numbers in, and thanks for your continued support. Thanks also to all of our loyal and committed collectors and helpers.
Weekly Community Events and Activities:
|Irish Language Classes||Monday at 7:30pm – Club Rooms.|
|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.|
Remembering Dermot – 10k
Dungiven Celtic FC are organising a 5k walk, a 5k run, and a certified 10k race in memory of Dermot Roe McCloskey, on Sunday 14th August at 1pm. We’d encourage our underage teams to get involved in this great event and run in their groups (with their managers!) to show support for Dermot’s family, Dungiven Celtic, and Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke. For further information contact Seamus Harkin via [email protected] or on 07590419828.
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.