Congratulations to the team from St. Mary’s Primary School, Glasdrumman, on reaching the final of the small schools’ tournament and good luck this Saturday writes Tony Bannon.
The U-10’s good run came to an end against Attical at St Mary’s Park on Monday 10th June. An exciting first half of football saw the visitors go in leading by 12 points to 9 points at the break. In the second half Attical took control and ran out deserved winners. The Glasdrumman team on the day were Jack McVeigh, Nathan Brennan, Cormac McComb, Cáolam Smith, Eoin McVeigh, Martin Stevenson, Aine Trimble, Sean Kelly and Paul Kearney. The B match team was: Niall McCartan, Conaire McDowell, Peter Doran, Ollie and George Thompson, Aoife McComb, Ryan McCartan and Rónan McDowell.
On Saturday the U-10’s travelled to an Riocht for their annual U-10 tournament. After the group matches the team progressed to the shield competition, where they put in 2 great performances against Magherafelt and Kilmacud Crokes only to come up short against Clonduff by 1 point in the semi-final. A brave effort indeed where every player gave it all and the mentors could not have asked for much more. The team: Conaire McDowell, Nathan Brennan, Darragh Rooney, Cáolam Smith, Cormac McComb, Eoin McVeigh, Martin Stevenson, Jack McVeigh, Niall McCartan, Peter Doran and Sean Kelly. Well Done!
Nanny McPhee (Bronagh) really showed her age at the school Sports Day when she wasn’t fit to compete in the Mothers’ Race. 40 and over the hill!!! The U10 team who took part in An Riocht Tournament on Saturday 15.06.13 Missing from the picture was Niall McCartan
Baileghlas Under-12-s faced league leaders Annalcone on Sunday morning in St Marys Park. From the throw in Baileghlas made it difficult for Annaclone, winning the ball in midfield and securing the first point of the game, despite some remarkable football from Baileghlas they went into the break 5 points down. This young team however do not lie down, that coupled with an inspiritional half time team talk made for a thrilling second half. Annaclone went further ahead but Baileghlas stepped up their game scoring point after point leaving Annalcone only winning by a point.
Unfortunately this was to be thefinal result. To say that a draw would have been a fair result after such an excellent display of football from Baileghlas is an understatement. This young team showed great skill, determination, discipline and team spirit to come so close to a draw. Well done boys!
Glasdrumman GAC will be holding a “Fun Week” this year from Monday 29 July until Friday 2 August. This will be open to children from age 4 to 16. This promises to be an action packed week of football, hurley, camogie, cooking, arts, crafts, circuts, mini olympic games, mini all ireland and lots more. Registration will take place in Glasdrumman GAC clubrooms on Monday 8th July from 7pm until 8pm. Places will be limited so early booking is advisable. For more information contact any youth committee member.