St Canice’s GAC, Dungiven – Club Notes w/c Mon 3rd October 2016
Last Week’s Results:
|Mon 26th Sept||Reserve C’ship S-Final||Dungiven||1-14||Ballinderry||2-09|
|Tues 27th Sept||U13 Group – Rd 1||Dungiven||2-04||Slaughtneil||3-09|
|Fri 30th Sept||Minor Championship SF||Dungiven||1-11||Loup||1-06|
|Sun 2nd Oct||Reserve C’ship Final||Dungiven||2-08||Glen||4-11|
This week’s fixtures:
|Mon 3rd Oct||7:00pm||U13A Group – Rd 2||Lavey||Lavey|
|Sun9th Oct||1:45pm||Minor C’ship Final||Kilrea||Owenbeg|
Training times for this week are:
|U6||Season over – training finished until further notice|
|U10||Season over – training finished until further notice|
|U13||Match Mon night – players to be at club for 6:00pm|
|Páirc na nÓg
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Páirc na nÓg
|U21||Wednesday||8:15pm||Páirc na nÓg|
The week that was:
Our Reserve footballers had a mixed week, ultimately ending in disappointment in Sunday’s Senior Reserve Championship Final in Owenbeg. The week got off to a very good start when they travelled to Loup on Monday evening to play Ballinderry. A very accomplished first half performance saw the team hit the break with an 8-point lead (1-09 to 0-04). The second half turned into a very scrappy affair when, after a slow start with each side registering only a score each, Ballinderry took advantage of a mistake in Dungiven’s defence to hit the net. This gave them confidence to go at Dungiven, and for the next 10 mins it looked like they might give themselves a real chance of getting a result. Dungiven settled again though and looked like they had closed out any threat, but in the closing minutes Ballinderry goaled from what appeared to be a soft penalty award to leave only 3 between the teams. They managed only another point and so Dungiven went through to Sunday’s showdown with Slaughtneil.
Sunday’s final turned to be a very disappointing affair for Dungiven. Apart from a short purple-patch in the middle of the second half, Dungiven were never able to find any flow or momentum and were second-best all over the pitch to a lively and mobile Slaughtneil team. Losing a final is always tough, but when you know you’ve performed well below par it makes it all the more disappointing. Still – our team gave us a good run this year again and whilst the players and management will be frustrated at their final outing in Owenbeg, two finals in two years is a good record. Commiserations to Tony, Banty, Paul and the rest of the management team, and to all the players.
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Our U13s had a disappointing first outing in their competition as they hosted Slaughtneil on Tuesday evening. A strong first half performance put us in a winning position at half time, but we failed to take advantage, ending instead with a disappointing and tired looking defeat. Next up is a tough away match on Monday night in Lavey. Players should be at the club for 6pm sharp.
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Our Minor team have progressed to the Championship Final after a strong performance against Loup on Friday night. Although Loup started well they were wasteful with some good scoring chances. Dungiven were slow to settle but once they did they played some great football to build a very healthy 1-09 to 0-02 lead by half time. An early second-half red card for Seamus Higgins unsettled Dungiven and Loup took advantage of the extra man to claw their way back into the game, before Dungiven steadied and maintained a decent advantage. As the game entered its final phase some of the physical contests boiled over and both teams suffered further losses. This certainly was a tough physical championship encounter by two fully committed teams. Dungiven will play Kilrea in the final – best of luck to the players and management team.
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Our U6 team have now finished up for the season – thanks to everyone who has helped out with our youngest players during the year. Thanks to the coaches, Eoighin Farren, Paschal Doran, Eoin McKenna, Oliver Kelly & Martin McKenna for your commitment and dedication all season; thanks to the parents who have helped and supported throughout; and a special thanks to all the players – very well done to you all. We hope that you’ve really enjoyed learning the skills of gaelic football this year, and we hope you’ve had loads of fun along the way. See you all next year J
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.
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 will be drawn on Monday night. Good luck to everyone who has entered.
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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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 Penn, 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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Kevin Lynch Hurling Club – Gala Dinner
St Canice’s GAC will have a table at the Hurling Club’s Gala Dinner, taking place on 5th November in The Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena. There are still a few spaces left on our table, so if you would like to sit here on the night please let a committee member know asap – seats priced at £100 each.
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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.