Our senior men recorded an impressive sixteen point championship win over Derrynoose in Silverbridge last Monday night, 2 – 17 to 0 – 7.
A well taken Danny Monaghan point gave the Shane’s an early lead with Derrynoose replying almost immediately with their first point of the contest. Micheál Brady restored the Shane’s advantage and two quick points from Paul O’Rourke and Matthew Girvan increased their lead before some good work from Ryan McCabe found O’Rourke in space and he fired over for his second point of the game. The Shane’s led by four at this stage and further excellent points from Danny Monaghan and Matthew Girvan extended their advantage to six before a pointed free saw Derrynoose register their second score of the game. Paul O’Rourke kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Shane’s with a great point from a very tight angle before a brilliant ball from the hard-working Eamon McCabe found Matthew Girvan who in turn powered at the Derrynoose defence before slotting the ball over the bar for his third and his side’s ninth point of the opening half. Two late first-half points, one from a free, saw Derrynoose go into the half-time interval five points in arrears, 0 – 9 to 0 – 4.
The Shane’s made a great start to the second-half with that man Girvan firing over an early point to put his team six points to the good before two points in a row from Derrynoose reduced the deficit to just four. However the Camlough side took total control of proceedings from this point on and in the next ten minutes then added another five points to their total with Paul O’Rourke (0 – 3), Ryan Quinn and Eamon McCabe all on target. At this stage the Shane’s led by nine points and they all but sealed their win when the impressive Danny Monaghan rounded the Derrynoose keeper to send the ball to net and give his an unassailable twelve point advantage. Second-half substitute Mark McCabe then fired over from close range following a sweeping Shane’s attack before Derrynoose replied with their seventh and final point of the game. Another Mark McCabe point was quickly followed by the Shane’s second goal of the contest when David McCabe was on hand to flick the ball home and seal his side’s win on a score-line of 2 – 17 to 0 - 7.
Overall this was a very impressive performance from the Shane’s, all the more so considering that every one of their nineteen scores all came from play.
Next up is a second round tie against St Peter’s which has been scheduled for Saturday 26th August at 4:45 pm in Crossmaglen.
Our senior ladies made the trip to Clonmore last Wednesday night to take on Clann Eireann in the semi-final of the championship but unfortunately, they lost out to a very good, very strong and very slick Clann Eireann team. Despite the defeat the girls can take great heart from their performances during their first year competing in the senior championship, something which should stand them in good stead in the future. Well done to all the girls and their management team.
Our minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins put in a decent performance last Monday night to beat Silverbridge on a score-line of 0 – 17 to 0 – 14. The lads return to action on Monday evening with a championship tie against Clan na Gael in Davitt Park Lurgan at 7:30 pm and all players are asked to meet at the club no later than 6:15 pm.
The U16 boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins take on Keady in the semi-final of the shield on Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm in Correnshigo. All players are asked to meet at Shanes no later than 6:15 pm.
Our U10s hosted Newry Shamrocks on Friday evening with both clubs fielding two teams and it was great to see all the kids enjoying a good evenings football. Training continues every Tuesday and Friday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the field.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Camogie training continues as normal this week on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the field.
Big Weekend at the Shane’s
Next weekend promises to be a very busy one at the club with events taking place in the marquee on Thursday night, Friday night Saturday night and Sunday night.
Thursday 24th sees the club hosting a Ladies Fashion Show beginning at 8.00pm with a £5.00 entry fee whilst Friday 25th will see a “Big Night of Boxing” taking place in the marquee with local club St Monica’s taking on a Dublin Select. There is an entry fee of £10.00 to this event with the first bout is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.
Saturday night, 26th August, sees the big event of the weekend taking place with country music sensation Barry Kirwan taking to stage. The night also sees a country disco and jiving competition taking place, with a £500 winner takes all cash prize. So if you fancy yourself a bit of jiver then why not come along and put your moves to the test. Doors for this event open at 9:00 pm, with a £10.00 entrance fee.
Sunday 27th sees a family and friend’s day taking place in the marquee before popular local band Raglan bring things to a close on Sunday night from 9:00 pm with an entry fee of £10.00.
7-Aside Minor Ladies Football Blitz
The club is hosting a 7-aside minor ladies football blitz on Saturday 30th September with a cup and shield competition on the day. For further information please contact 07843 182835 or e-mail email@example.com
Trip to Croke Park
Last Saturday saw a bus load of young Shane’s head to Dublin for a trip to GAA Headquarters at Croke Park. By all accounts everyone a great day out and the club would like to thank all those who helped to organise the trip.
Best wishes this week to Aimee Mackin who underwent surgery on Friday on a broken finger sustained against Westmeath 3 weeks ago. Aimee deferred the operation until after club and county championship ended and we all wish her a full and speedy recovery.
Well done to all our younger members who received their exam results during the week.
The club now have pencils cases and boot/swim bags for sale. If anyone is interested in purchasing some of these please contact Lynda Griffin on 07815 087855.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 1, 6, 10 & 30. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £6,350.00 so why not get yourself a ticket….if you’re not in, you can’t win.
The attached picture is of the young Shane O’Neill’s players enjoying their trip to Croke Park