There was very little activity in and around the club over the past fortnight but it promises to be busy throughout August and September for all our teams in the leagues and championship writes Geároid Ó Lionnacháin.
Although us Down folk don’t have much to shout about at Inter-County level in the GAA Football Championship, one man however, a certain Mr Duffy formerly of Ballybay and now a Fin senior team player will be wearing his Monaghan top with pride at training in the coming weeks. Comhghairdeas Mhuineacháin Ulster GAA Senior & Minor Football Championships 2013.
The Ladies played Saul in a 9-a-side challenge game on Saturday. With both teams without several regulars it was an opportunity for others to get game time. The Fin won 3-11 to 2-7 and the 15 girls the Fin took to Raholp all saw action over three 20 minute periods of play. Training continues every Monday and Thursday in Annsborough at 6.40 pm. The ladies play Bright in the semi final of the Junior Championship on Saturday 3 August.
Naomh Seosamh U-16’s have been drawn in Group 1 of the All County U-16B Championship along with CBS (Castlewellan, Bosco or Saval tbc), Drumclone, Ballymartin and Clann Na Derg. The first game will be this Thursday evening at 7.30pm with opposition yet to be confirmed. They will then play at home to Drumclone (1 August), away to Ballymartin (15 August) and final game at home to Clann Na Derg (22 August). Naomh Seosamh have not played any of these teams this season as they are Division 2 or 3A teams and while Naomh Seosamh played in 3B. Training for all Aughlisnafin/Ballykinlar/
The U-14’s have been drawn in Group B of the East Down U14C Championship along with Bredagh B, Darragh Cross and Dromara. The first match is away to Bredagh B at Cherryvale next Monday at 7.30 pm. They will then play at home to Dromara on Monday 5 August with their last game in the round robin format also at home to Darragh Cross on Monday 12th August. The top two teams after all games are played will progress to the semi finals along with the top two in Group A.
The Seniors are back in action this week and are away to Drumaness this Friday at 7.30 pm. No training this week but there will be a challenge game against Kilcoo Thirds on Tuesday at 7.30 pm in Kilcoo.
The U-12’s are also back in action after a three week break and are away to Dundrum this Sunday at 12 noon. The U-12’s have topped the East Down Division 3 all season and hope to pick up where they left off. Three games remain after Sunday being Teconnaught (H), Ardglass (A), Drumaness (A). The Year 9 Championship will commence towards the end of the summer. The U-12’s squad will train this Thursday evening at 6.30 pm.
The Year 6 (U-10 5’s) will take part in Go Games this Saturday at 10.30 am hosted by Teconnaught with Dromara and St Paul’s also in attendance.
The Year 4 (U-8.5’s) will take part in Go Games this Saturday at 10.30 am in Annsborough hosted by Aughlisnafin with Bredagh, RGU, Kilclief and Loughinisland the visiting clubs.
Training for all Year 4’s and under at 6.30pm on Thursday.
The U-8’s have been entered into the RGU Blitz on Saturday 10 August. The U-8=s are the current holders of the Shield.
After the success of the club’s promotion of recreational social football for the men we are now gauging interest in Gaelic4Mothers. Any former players or even late starters that are interested in playing for a Finn team contact Orla Flanagan.
Paddy Flanagan (31) was the 49 Club winner this week. He won £45. The number 35 has become available £2 per week. Contact James Quinn if interested.
Lotto result – last weeks numbers were 16, 19, 22, 26. Paul Brannigan matched three and won £50. This weeks numbers were 5, 7, 9, 10. No numbers matched. S Deegan was £20 draw winner. Jackpot £5,400