Down County Board Updates
We still have a number of vacant positions and we welcome any new members who would be interested in joining our committee for 2018.
U18/Minors - BORN 2000/2001 ONLY
Trials are starting in December 2017; can all clubs please spread the word and encourage all players to participate. Further details will be published closer to the time – keep an eye out on Facebook.
Down U16 – BORN 2002 ONLY
Trials for 2018 U16 Down Ladies Squad will continue on Sunday 19th November in Ballykinler GAC. Many thanks to the girls who braved to cold east Down wind! It was a very impressive session with a lot of skill and talent on display. Trials are open to all girls born 2002 only and mentors would encourage all eligible girls to attend.
Details for forthcoming Sunday:
Session 1 11:30 am - 12:50 pm - Girls from the following clubs are asked to attend arriving at 11:20 am
Session 2 1 pm – 2:20 pm - Girls are asked to arrive at 12:50 pm
Trials will continue weekly with the final squad being named on 3rd December.
week 3 - 26th November St Colman’s College Newry 12:30 pm – 2 pm
week 4 - 3rd December Ballykinler GAC 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
week 5 - 10th December final squad training session 11:30 am – 1 pm
U16 Management would encourage all girls to attend all of the trial sessions as each girl will be assessed on a weekly basis with final squad determined on performances from all 4 weeks. Girls are asked to wear their club shorts, bring mouth guards and a water bottle.
Down U15 – BORN 2003 ONLY
Massive thanks and well done to the 33 girls that attended the u15 trials today. It was great to see so many of last year’s squad returning and even better to see both new faces and girls that didn’t make the squad last year back to give it another go. It was disappointing however that, so many clubs were not represented, and especially missed were girls from the clubs that have recently played in U14 finals. There is still time for those girls to make the squad as trials continue next Sunday same time and place.
The girls from the following clubs are asked to arrive by 12:15 pm and session will last from 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm:
St John's Bosco
And girls from the following clubs are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm and the session will last from 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm:
Again, if you can’t make it please contact Aidy (07842876034) or Donnla (07590574561) and just let us know the craic. Please note that we will be trimming down the numbers from next week onwards. See you all there with gumshields and water bottles.
Down U14 - BORN 2004 ONLY
The Down U14 championship squad for 2018 has now been selected and names /clubs are listed below. Congratulations to those girls selected. The selection of the panel was much tougher this year due to the very high quality of the players at the trials and the limited number of places available on the panel. The mentors would like to thank all the girls, parents and clubs for their tremendous efforts and cooperation since the start of the Academy at the end of August.
Heidi Conlon Annalish
Mollie Sheppard Annalish
Grainne Cunningham Ballymartin
Aoife Doyle Bredagh
Lily McKee Bredagh
Shauna O'Higgins Bryansford
Orlaith Lynch Burren
Jenna McMahon Burren
Cliodhna Murphy Burren
Aoibhin Dougan Carryduff
Ciara McCullough Carryduff
Rihanna Wojcieszak Carryduff
Niamh King Castlewellan
Una Fearon Clonduff
Eveagh Kelly Clonduff
Caoimhe McKeown Clonduff
Ellen Shields Clonduff
Katie Howlett Cumann Pheadair Naofa
Caoimhe Quinn Cumann Pheadair Naofa
Enya Quinn Cumann Pheadair Naofa
Kirsten Cunningham Dundrum
Lauren Devlin Kilcoo
Colleen McClean Kilcoo
Caroline Kennedy Loughinisland
Ellie Carr Mayobridge
Emily Fitzpatrick Mayobridge
Laura Greenan Mayobridge
Katie Convie RGU Downpatrick
Neva Louden RGU Downpatrick
Lianna Farrelly Rostrevor
Kate Rice Rostrevor
Nora Maguire Sabhaill Naomh Pádraig
Erin Byrne Saval
Anna Mulholland Saval
Down U13 - BORN 2005 ONLY
Thanks to all 42 girls that attended the first trial for the Year 2005 group. Every girl put in a massive effort and commitment with no shortage of skill on display and us as coaches were very impressed. 2nd trial for the remaining clubs will be held on Saturday 25th November at the Abbey Grammar School in Newry as per previous messages. Well done girls.