The seniors shared the spoils with county Champions Kilcoo in a very entertaining match on Friday night at PTR. With both teams fielding minus their county players it was a real nip and tuck match from start to finish. A match the Hoops felt that maybe they should have won ended up with them being glad of a point with a white flag raised in the last few minutes ensuring a draw. It was an entertaining game for all the spectators but gave little insight into the upcoming championship match between the sides in Pairc Esler in August writes Collie Quinn.
Down bowed out of the All-Ireland with a very lacklustre performance against Derry on Saturday but once again Peter Turley proved himself the pick of the bunch with a sterling performance.
Senior football mow takes a break for a fortnight before the Hoops take on Mayobridge.
The Minors and U-16s both found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreline against Warrenpoint this week in their respective leagues
The minors now prepare for the Championship group stages with games coming up in the A section against Mayobridge, Saul and An Riocht whilst the U-16s have the formidable task of an away game in Pairc Esler against favourites Shamrocks.
The U-14s were beaten by Bryansford on Monday but put up a real battle despite missing several key players due to injury and they now look forward to the Championship after the holidays.
The U-12s had no game this week but look forward to the visit of Cork Club Kilshannig Thomas Russells on the weekend of 19th July. This is the fourth instalment of an annual event between the two clubs named after Thomas Russell, who hailed from Dromahane in the parish of Kilshannig. RGU visited the Cork club last year and 2010 and this will be the second visit of the Rebels to Downpatrick. There will be a blitz on the Saturday morning involving some of our neighbouring clubs before the two clubs battle it out for the Thomas Russell Cup on the Sunday, whilst the girls will also battle it out with the visitors as well. We look forward to giving our friends a great weekend to remember.
There will be no U-6s until 27 July. Girls training will continue as normal
Brand new RGU website coming soon. Details later as it goes live in the next few weeks. For the latest news please logon to our Facebook page.
Entry to the RGU U-8 Tournament on 10 Aug is still open, contact John 07881626972 for details. At present the U-10 and U-12 tournaments are fully subscribed.
After a very busy week RGU Cul Camp 2013 came to an end on Friday. This year was our most successful ever with an amazing 115 boys and girls attending. Many thanks to all the coaching staff who helped to make this week a memorable one for all the children. Also a special word of thanks to Donna who came down all week and helped make sure all was running well, along with Roisin P, Roisin H and Edel. These events are a success due to everyone pulling together and doing so for the benefit of us all. So roll on Cul Camp 2014! Some great photographs on Facebook.
Tickets are now on sale for the Wolfe Tones. They are coming to the club on 24 August: tickets cost £20. There will be a range of other events on the August Bank Holiday weekend: details to be confirmed. Contact Edel on 07759418419 for tickets.
Lotto nrs are 3,4,5.17. 7share £100. Jackpot rises to £3,900