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Ardglass GAC Notes
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Games update

Four Ardglass players made their debut in the Down Senior Championship on Saturday in Newcastle writes Paul O’Shea as the ASK Lecale team made their competitive debut against Longstone. In a fine game of football which was played at a high intensity the Lecale side pushed the experienced Stone side all the way, eventually losing by 5 points. Michael Magee, Liam Mullan, Mark Armstrong and 18-year old Owen Curran all performed well. Thanks to manager Kevin Blaney and his backroom time for their time effort and commitment over the last six weeks.

The U-14’s lost at home to Kilcoo last Monday night in a close game, Ardglass edged into a 8 point lead at half-time only for Kilcoo to storm back into contention with three goals in as many minutes at the start of the second half, Ardglass then lost a player to a second yellow card, however, they battled on bravely only to concede another brace of goals in the final few minutes to give the magpies victory. Next game away to Castlewellan in first group game of the East Down Championship on Monday 1st August.

The U-8’s hosted Bright and Darragh Cross on Saturday morning at Ardtole in a mini Go Games Blitz, the football was exciting and fast flowing from al three sides, Ardglass put in a great effort against Bright in the first game, the difference in the game was the Ballynoe men’s ability to find the net while restricting Ardglass to points only. The second game saw a better all round team performance and the game got off to a great start with a piledriver of a goal from James Crangle, while Jack O’Shea made a great point blank save in the second to ensure Ardglass held on for a two point victory. Training continues each Saturday morning 10.30-11.30am.

The Seniors play Ballymartin in the 1st round of the IFC this Saturday at 3.30 in Drumaness. The Reserves have no fixture this week, and training continues Monday and Wednesday’s at 7pm

U-15 Og Sport seven aside competition starts in a few weeks anyone interested in coaching the team please contact Paul O’Shea ASAP

Upcoming events

The Fashion Show will be returning this year again on Saturday 6th August at St Nicholas Primary School as part of the Festival programme, this year there will also be some variety acts to include singing, dancing and comedy.

On Tuesday 2nd August Kieran Shields will be holding the inaugural Speed, Strength and Stamina event during the festival. Competitors will attempt to scale the Greenfield Steps at the Quay St Car park will carrying 2 five Gallon Drums up the steps, individual and team events will be held

Club News

No lotto winner last week, tickets available from all Committee members and in various outlets throughout the paris

Monthly Draw. Next draw Monday 1st August – Tickets available from all Committee members £10 per month, £300.00 1st prize and 2 x £100.00 runner up prizes