St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 11th July 2016
Last Week’s Results:
|Tues 5th July||U14||Dungiven||4-11||Glen||5-07|
|Thurs 7th July||U16||Dungiven||3-13||Steelstown||2-11|
Underage Training times for this week are:
|U6||No training – Summer Camp Mon-Fri|
|U8||No training – Summer Camp Mon-Fri|
|U10||No training – Summer Camp Mon-Fri|
|U12||No training – Summer Camp Mon-Fri|
|U14||Thursday||7pm – 8pm||Páirc na nÓg|
|U16||Tuesday||7pm – 8:15pm||Páirc na nÓg|
6:45pm – 8pm
7pm – 8pm
Páirc na nÓg
The week that was:
The U14s recorded a good win against Glen in their last home fixture of this league campaign. This was a good team performance – every player showed good energy and determination all over the pitch. In truth it probably should have been an easier victory than it turned out – Dungiven enjoyed a lot of possession early in the match and created, and missed, lots of early chances. The deserved scores did follow which allowed the lads to have a strong half-time lead. Glen rallied in the second period, and scored a couple of goals that Dungiven will have been disappointed to concede, to make for a tense finish. As tempers boiled over Dungiven held out strongly to finish with a minimum-margin victory. Well done to all players.
Our U16s produced an upset this week as they beat the league leaders, Steelstown, fairly comfortably on Thursday evening – this is a result that Dungiven can take confidence from at the right stage of the season – well done lads.
Summer Camp 2016 is now upon us – one of the highlights of the calendar for our young players it will run from Monday 11th – Friday 15th July, starting sharp at 11am each morning. U6’s will finish at 12:30pm, whilst all other players will continue until 2pm. We’d ask parents to drop and collect their children at the appropriate times and be prompt always. U8, U10 & U12 players should bring a packed lunch (lunch runs 12:30pm-1pm). All players should wear football boots, bring a bottle of water, and dress according to weather conditions. Help is always very welcome during the week, from parents and players (U16 – senior). There will be around 150 children using their club facilities and playing our sport all week, and we should all do our best to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for them. Please do what you can to help.
Andy Murphy: Dungiven awoke on Friday to the sad news that Andy Murphy, our club President, had passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was a stalwart of our club for over 50 years and died aged 69 in Foyle Hospice. Andy was father of current senior player Paul and former players Ryan and Sean. He was brother and team mate of Liam, George and Plunkett.
It is fair to say that Andy was a colossus within our club and indeed beyond. He began his senior football career back in 1965 and retired from playing in 1980. Sadly a Senior Championship medal eluded him, a fact which disappointed and amused him in equal measure.
Two years later he became club chairman and took over the reins of senior team manager. Almost immediately success followed in 1983, with the club winning its first senior title in 32 years. This was followed with a second title in Centenary Year (1984). Success, never achieved as a player, was now plentiful under Andy’s management.
After taking a breather, he was back at the helm when Dungiven won their 6th county title in 1991. He also steered our minor team to their only provincial success in 1990/’91.
Andy undertook many roles within St Canice’s GAC – as player, team captain, team manager, club chairman, and latterly, honorary president – and was ‘black and white’ to the backbone. The club, in all its aspects, was a huge part of his life. He will be sadly and genuinely missed by everyone associated with our club.
To Betty his wife, sons Ryan, Sean, Damien, Niall and Paul, to his brothers and sisters, the club offers its deepest sympathy at their huge loss. Rest in Peace, Andy. You were a true great in St Canice’s illustrious history.
Ar dheis De go raibh an anam uasal.
Matty McGonigle: On behalf of all of our members St Canice’s GAC Executive Committee extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Matty McGonigle who passed away on Sunday morning. To her son Gerard, Chairman of Kevin Lynch Hurling Club, her daughters, Mary Kathleen & Jacqueline, sons-in-law Martin Heaney, our vice-Chairman and Willie John Doherty, grandson Eoin, an active member of our club and bar staff, her granddaughters Adele and Lauren, and her daughter-in-law Jacqueline – Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís.
This week’s Lotto will be drawn on Monday night.
Thank you to all of you who take part in our Club Lotto every week – your continued support for this main fundraising initiative is greatly appreciated. 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.|
|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.|
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.