Our senior men travelled to Cavan on Sunday afternoon to take on Laragh United in their game in the Ulster Intermediate League. Despite putting in a decent performance the lads came up against a very good home side and lost out by a few scores. They continue with the Ulster League next week with a home game against Mount Nugent from Cavan. The lads begin their county league campaign on Sunday 8th April at home to Eire Og.
Senior & Minor Ladies
Pre-season training for all senior and minor ladies’ players continues on Monday night at EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe, beginning at 8:30 pm sharp at a cost of £3.00 per person.
Pre-season training for our U16 girls begins on Monday 5th February at 8:30 pm sharp in EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe at a cost of £3.00 person. All U16 girls are asked to attend including those moving up from last year’s U14 girls. For further information please contact Mike Mathers on 07841 423103.
Our U14 boys continue away ahead of the upcoming season.
Training for our U12 boys continues on Friday evening from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Abbey at a cost of £2.00 per head – all eligible players are asked to attend.
Our U12 girls continue their weekly training sessions every Wednesday night at 7:15 pm in Cloughreagh Community Centre and all girls at this age are welcome to attend. Well done to our U12 girls and their mentors and parents who took part in their sponsored walk last Sunday morning and despite the cold and damp weather they all had a great mornings craic.
U10 indoor training continues as normal in Cloughreagh Community Centre every Wednesday night from 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend. As soon as the weather permits it is planned to organise a number of challenge games with neighbouring clubs.
Training for our U8s commenced on Saturday morning and will continue every Saturday morning at the field from 11:00 am.
U6 training continues every Tuesday evening at Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.
The club held a very successful registration day on Sunday and we would like to thank all those who came along to sign up as members of the club and those who expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme. All players from U6 to senior must be registered so for those still to register the membership rates for 2018 are as follows:
Senior Members: £40.00
Cairde Members: £30.00
OAPs & Students: £20.00
U18s: £15.00 for the first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2018.
Armagh GAA Club Draw
Have you got your Armagh GAA Club Draw Ticket yet? Why not start your New Year on a winning note by getting your ticket from any of our committee members, priced at £100 which can be paid in four monthly instalments of £25 per month if you wish. Why not consider buying one between a family of 4 or a group of friends, that’s only £25.00 each.
There are four monthly first prizes of a Renault Clio and numerous monthly cash prizes on offer – 2nd prize £3,000; 3rd & 4th prize £1,000; 5th & 6th prize £500; 7th – 16th prize £100.
Not only are you in with a chance of winning one of their fantastic prizes on offer but you will also be supporting the Shane O’Neill’s club at the same time.
Congratulations to our senior ladies’ footballer Aimee Mackin who was named as the Ulster Writers Ladies Footballer of the Year 2017 on Friday night.
Well done to Caoimhe Feehan, Abbie McVerry and Rachel McCabe who all represented Armagh U13 girls against Antrim on Sunday in Belfast.
The club is always on the lookout for new volunteers, whatever your skills. Maybe you’ve got time on your hands and fancy doing something different, maybe you’re new to the area and are looking to play a part in the community, perhaps your children or grandchildren are players at the club and you’d like to get involved. Whatever your reasons our doors are always open to new members and new ideas whether it be working with our underage teams, helping with fundraising, washing strips, cleaning, upkeep of the grounds, selling lotto, recruitment, club development, lining out the pitch, doing the gate and a host of other tasks. You can be part of Shane O’Neill’s in so many ways, and you can give as much or as little time as suits you – so why not come along a get involved.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 8, 12, 22 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 2 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,500.
Everyone at the club extends their sympathies to the family of Kevin Hollywood who passed away at the weekend. Kevin was the uncle of our very generous sponsor Garreth O’Shea from Gortrush Foods.
Caoimhe Feehan, Abbie McVerry and Rachel McCabe who all represented Armagh U13 girls against Antrim on Sunday in Belfast.