St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 10th October 2016
Last Week’s Results:
|Mon 3rd Oct||U13 Section A2||Dungiven||1-06||Lavey||4-14|
|Sun 9th Oct||Minor Championship Final||Dungiven||0-10||Kilrea||2-11|
This week’s fixtures:
|TBA||TBA||U21 Championship Rd 1||Swatragh||
Training times for this week are:
|Season over – training finished|
Season over – training finished
Páirc na nÓg
The week that was:
Our Minor team suffered a major disappointment when they were beaten by Kilrea on Sunday afternoon in the Championship final in Owenbeg. Although it was hard to contest that Kilrea were deserving winners, Dungiven will look to some really good chances that they failed to take, especially early in the second half, when the game was very much in the balance. The first half was a tight affair with Kilrea relying on some brilliant dead-ball kicking to collect their scores. That said, they had two really good goal chances early in the game, and so it was no real surprise when they did eventually find the net, allowing them to take a 1-05 to 0-06 lead into the break. This deficit should have been wiped out in the first 10 mins after the restart when Dungiven created some very scorable chances but took none. After this Kilrea found their way back into the game again and began to create chances themselves, and the momentum really shifted when they were awarded what appeared to be a very soft penalty. It looked like they had fouled the ball and that the whistle signalled a free out, but the referee had other ideas. Kilrea converted their chance from the spot and never really looked back. Although Dungiven continued to create chances they failed to get close enough to put real pressure on their opponents and Kilrea closed the game out fairly comfortably. It was a disappointing end to the season for our lads who we know, on their day, are capable of beating any opponent. This large group of players have shown great dedication to their game and to our club through all their years at underage. For those who are now finished with underage football we wish them well in what will hopefully be long careers among the senior panels. To Raymond Tracey and Gareth “Chuck” O’Doherty, and to Darrell, Mark and the other coaches who’ve been involved through the year, thank you for all the commitment you’ve shown to your players.
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After a disappointing competition our U13’s have now finished up for the season – thanks to coaches Paddy, Tommy and Brian and to all the players.
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Commiserations to the players and management of St Patrick’s Camogie Club after they were defeated in the Ulster semi-final away to Granemore of Armagh.
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Best of luck to our Parish-neighbours, Drum, in next Sunday’s Junior Football Championship Final against Magilligan in Celtic Park.
St Canice’s GAC are committed to help our youngest players develop and refine their gaelic football skills in a progressive and coordinated way – to this end we would like to recruit an appropriately experienced school’s coach, to work for a few hours each week, to deliver an agreed programme to our children across the local schools. If you would be interested in finding out more about this role please contact our Chairman, Kieran McKeever, or our Secretary, Sean Owens by Sunday 23rd October.
We’re delighted to announce the release of a new and extended range of O’Neill Sports Club Gear – highlights include the new Cape Half-Zip, the skinny-leg Track-suits bottoms (two styles) and the Roma Polo. Although the Christmas orders have closed now (meaning we can’t guarantee new orders will be here in time for the turkey), you can still view and place orders for the gear on the Club website using the following link: http://www.dungivengac.com/product-category/christmas-order-2016.
This week’s winning Lotto numbers, drawn Sunday night, were: 03 – 06 – 15 – 12
No Jackpot winner, but five lucky £20 winners: Ronan O’Kane, James Doran, Siobhan McAnulty, Margaret Kelly and M Boyce. Next week the Jackpot rolls on to a very healthy £5,000.
As always, thanks to everyone who regularly supports us with the Club Lotto. This is our main fundraising effort and is essentially our lifeblood income to help us fund all of our teams running costs, and to also support many of our strategic development projects. Whilst the Lotto remains a strong contributor for us we know that it can and should do better – parts of our town are no longer served by regular collectors, and we’d like to change this. If you think you can help, either as a collector or a coordinator of our Lotto, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please give your name to any of the Executive Committee.
Weekly Community Events and Activities:
|Smith School of Irish Dancing||Mondays at 6:30pm|
|Slimming World with Brenda||Tuesdays at 5:30pm & 7:30pm – Main Hall|
|Fitness Classes with Paul Gillespie||Tuesdays (6:30pm Pump Class, 7:15pm Spin) – Club Rooms. Everyone welcome. Contact Martin (079 1813 4409) to enquire about booking for Spin.|
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On a night not to be missed, our very own and the very popular Eoghan Quigg will be playing in the Club on Saturday 15th October – tickets available at the door. 10pm till late.
2016 End-of-Year Club Dinner Dance
The Club will run an end-of-year dinner dance on Saturday 3rd December in The Roe Park Resort, Limavady. This is intended to be a community-event that is open to all friends of St Canice’s GAC: members, their families & friends, and our fellow-gaels from across our neighbouring hurling, camogie and ladies’ football clubs. This will be a non-profit event aimed at bringing all of our club friends together in the way we did for last year’s Gala Dinner which was a huge success. Tickets (to include 4-course meal, music by the super Bad Penny, and a free bus to/from venue) are priced at £25 each, and we have a £5/week payment scheme running for anyone who wishes to use it. To reserve your ticket please give a deposit and your name to any committee member or leave in the bar.
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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.