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RGU Club Notes For 15 October 2017

Unfortunately the Senior game against Ballyholland didn’t take place when the visitors couldn’t field at the last minute. Next up is our penultimate league match against title chasing Castlewellan writes Collie Quinn.  The Juvenile Presentation takes place this Sunday at 2 pm. There was heartbreak for the U16 girls who…

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Downpatrick RGU Notes For 16 August 2015

Pride of place this week goes to the U-16 boys who put a great performance to overcome league winners Burren on Thursday past. A thoroughly disciplined team performance saw them through this first of two group matches in what was the tightest of the qualifying groups. Next up is Carryduff…

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RGU Notes For 10 August 2015

It was a busy day on Sunday at the RGU. The Under-12 boys had a convincing win over Castlewellan. Not so lucky for the Under-16 girls who were narrowly defeated by St Johns. Later in the afternoon the Club hosted an Ontermediate and a Senior championship game. This Thursday 13…

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RGU Notes For 8 June 2014

By popular demand The Wolfe Tones are returning to the RGU Marquee on Saturday 30 August. Ticket details will be released in the next few weeks writes John Murphy. Last Friday marked the final blitz after the successful 8-week coaching programme with our 3 local primary schools, Our Lady &…

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RGU Schools Gaelic 8-Week Initiative Is Launched

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RGU Launches Major Gaelic Sports Initiative in Downpatrick

THE Russell Gaelic Union Downpatrick in partnership with their three local feeder primary schools is commencing an exciting new After-Schools Gaelic Football Programme. Funded by Sport NI and managed by the RGU’s Schools’Liaison Officer, Aidan Robinson, girls and boys from P5-P7 in St Brigid’s PS, St Colmcille’s PS and Our…

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RGU Notes For 5 January 2013

GOOD start for the New Year with the Damian and Peter Turley having been selected for the Down McKenna Cup squad along with Declan Turley, Anthony Doherty and Conor McGrady making the Down U-21 squad. Well done guys! There will be a meeting on Thursday 16 Jan at 7.30pm for…

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Downpatrick Runners Take On Dublin Marathon For Young Hollie

A group of six Downpatrick RGU members and supporters are planning to run the 28.2 mile Dublin marathon for young Hollie English. And they are doing it the hard way! Not as a relay team but each will run the full distance on 28 October in Dublin. Hollie, their niece,…

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RGU Club Notes

Everyone at the RGU was saddened by the passing last week of former Downpatrick and Down footballing great Paddy Galbraith after a short illness. ‘Geordie was a member of the RGU 1972 and 1978 SFC wining teams. A teak tough defender he represented Down on numerous occasions in the 1970’s. He was one…

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RGU Club Notes

THE Senior team kicks off their season when they take on Longstone away on Friday, throw in 6.45pm writes John Murphy. All support is welcome for the first match. Juvenile training schedule at PTR on Saturdays. U-8’s at 10.30-11.30am, U-12 Boys at 12.15pm, U-6’s restart on 20 April. Juvenile Girls train…

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RGU Club Notes

There will be an Open Night in the club on 4th April at 7pm for ticket sales for the Wolfe Tones. They are coming to the club on 24 August. Tickets cost £20, so come down and make sure of your ticket. There will be a range of other events on the August…

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Support the Coffee Morning at the RGU for Macmillan

COME along to the RGU Downpatrick on Saturday 29 September and support the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee get together The vent runs from 2-5 pm and so why not bring along a friend and support this worthy cause. There will be a raffle from prizes dontaed by local businesses said…

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RGU Claw A Draw From Stiff Castlewellan Side

THE RGU Seniors salvaged a draw against Castlewellan with two Ian Kearney injury-time points, in what was a pulsating encounter at Pairc Tomas Ruiséil on Friday night writes Michael Starkey. Castlewellan started off with a well-worked point in the first thirty seconds of the game, and the Hoops notched up…

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