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Bryansford Notes
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A massive congratulations to the Under-21 squad who demolished Mayobridge on Sunday in the county final and who will now represent Down in Ulster. Every player and member of the squad deserves credit for their efforts in this campaign. A special word to our management team of Pete McGrath, Benny Corrigan, Thomas Walsh, Francie McKibben and Pete jnr as they had the lads fully primed on the day and won with quite a bit to spare 2-17 to 1-04 writes Brendan Ward. 

Also congratulations to Siobhan Corrigan who was chosen by the Ladies Ulster Council as the Ulster Ladies Volunteer of the year 2012. This award is in recognition for her outstanding contribution to the development of Ladies football in Bryansford and indeed Down and is richly deserved for her many years, 15  or so, voluntary work in Bryansford. Well done and its nice to see her not hubby Gavin picking awards. On the night there was a mention to Veronica Owens, Siobhans sister, for her massive contribution over the years also.

Last week the St Malachy’s High School team were beaten in u14 schools vocational county final against St Marks Warrenpoint. There was a strong Bryansford contingent who despite giving their all just fell short at the final whistle. Hard luck to Cathal Burns, keelin O Higgins, Ronan Quinn, Aidan Fegan and Aaron Ward. This week the ladies team will contest the Ulster final, hopefully Shaaneeen Owens and the girls can go one step further than the boys – the club wish them the best of luck.

Bryansford P7 travelled to the annual 5-a-side indoor football tournament in An Riocht on Sunday a week ago. It was a fairly successful day as in the boys first match they beat the host club by a few points. Next up Mayobridge who just pipped the lads by four, and in their final game Bryansford overcame St. John’s.

Bryansford  by finishing in the top two of the group had to play the winners of the other section Clonduff. As Hilltown recently won the County primary schools competition, this was a big ask of the boys. In the end Clonduff ran out winners but Bryansford gave a great account of themselves and once again have been a credit representing their club. The panel was as follows: Darragh Mc Kay, Curtis Lowey, Dean Mc Crickard, Corey Madden, Oisin Kelly, Ben Braniff, Thomas Burns and Dillon Ward.

The club lotto numbers on Sun night were 4, 6, 24 and 27 bonus 14

Congratulations to Niall and Leonne on the birth of their daughter during the week. This is the 4th girl in a row born into the parish and this bodes well for the future of the ladies football.

A big thank you to all the members who braved the cold on Saturday to help with the clean up day at St Patrick’s Park. Also, to all contractors who supplied Plant and Materials – thank you and well done. Also not forgetting the bus driver for his efforts over the weekend!

The ladies committee members who turned up to provide hot food for the U-21 team last week seem to have help the lads find their ‘va va voom’ – this was much appreciated by the players and management team – bad news is they are into Ulster now so a lot more cooking is needed!

Finally, the Juvenile Presentation has been out on hold and will be announced in due course.