Our senior men continue to train three times per week as they continue their preparations for the upcoming season.
Shanes Gaelic For Girls
Shanes Gaelic For Girls programme continued on Saturday morning with a fantastic total of 64 participants enjoying a varied range of skill drills and fun games under the guidance of our senior ladies’ players. The programme continues next Saturday morning at 11.00am at the field.
Training for our minor boys continues this Thursday evening at 7.00pm sharp at the field. The minor league starts on 3rd April, the first round of the championship is scheduled for 7th August with the shield competition also scheduled for August.
Our U16 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon for the coming year and will be called Patrick Rankins. Training for the U16 boys begins this coming Thursday night, 9th February at 6.00pm in Correnshigo. All our U16 footballers are asked to meet at the Shane's at 5.40pm sharp on Thursday evening. The U16 league starts on 6th April, the first round of the championship is scheduled for 11th May with the shield competition scheduled for August.
Circuit training for our U16 girls continues this Tuesday evening 31st Jan from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Bessbrook Community Centre.
This year our U14 boys have amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. On Monday night, 6th February, all U14 players and their parents are asked to attend a meeting in the Shane's clubhouse at 7.00pm, to meet the players from the other clubs and discuss plans for the year ahead. The draw for the Féile competition was made last Thursday night and saw our U14 amalgamation drawn at home against St Enda’s in the Shield competition on Saturday 4th March at 2.00pm. The winners of this game will face either Tullysaran or Loughgilly Gaels. The league is due to start on 4th April, the first round of the championship on 2nd May with the shield competition scheduled for August.
Our U14 girls continue indoor training this Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 8.45pm at Cloughreagh Community Centre. Please contact Tara Byrne on 07397 540087 for further information.
This year our U12 boys have also amalgamated with Correnshigo and Lisummon and will be known as Patrick Rankins. On Monday night, 6th February at 8.15pm, all U12 players and their parents are invited to a meeting in Lisummon clubhouse to meet the players from the other clubs and to discuss the plans for 2017.
With our U12 girls’ management team now in place training will be getting underway within the next few weeks – keep an eye on the notes for more details.
Training for our U10 footballers continues on Sunday morning at 11.00am at the field.
Training for our U6 footballers continues this Wednesday evening at 6.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and all new boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all camogs begins again this coming Tuesday evening, 10th January in the sports hall in St Paul’s from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All new members from age 4 and upwards are welcome to attend.
Monthly Executive Monthly
The first monthly executive meeting of 2017 will take place in the clubhouse next Monday, 13th February at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.
The club is holding a registration morning next Sunday 12th February from 11.30am - 1.00pm. The registration morning is for all players (senior & underage), members (current & past) and anyone else interested in becoming a member of the club. Membership rates are:
Senior Members: £30
Cairde Members: £15
U18s: £15 for 1st player and £10 for every other player
If any club member over the age of 17 has any interest in representing the club in this year's Scór Sinsear in any of the following competitions:
1. Rince Foirne/Céilí or Figure Dancing
2. Amhránaíocht Aonair/Solo Singing - only one person required
3. Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht Recitation/Storytelling - only one person required
4. Ceol Uirlise/Instrumental Music
5. Léiriú/Stage performance
6. Bailéad Ghrúpa/Ballad Group
7. Rince Seit/Set Dancing
8. Tráth na gCeist Ard Mhacha /Armagh GAA Quiz (3 person)
Please contact Mícheál Brady via email- email@example.com
If anyone associated with the club fancies becoming a referee and officiating at underage football (and earning a few quid along the way) please contact Brendy Osborne for further information.
Well done to the Mackin sisters, Aimee and Blaithin, who were part of the Armagh senior ladies team which defeated Cork in the National League on Sunday afternoon. Well done also the Greg McCabe who was part of the Armagh senior men’s team which drew with Sligo in the National League on Sunday afternoon.
Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill
The club is actively encouraging more people to sign up to the Cairde Sheáin Uí Néill scheme at a cost £10.00 per month. This money goes directly towards club development schemes and over the past number of years has helped to upgrade the playing surface on the main field, construct a new training pitch, partly contribute to the new concrete driveway and will hopefully help to begin construction on the new walkway around the field.
At £10.00 per month we feel it is a very easy, worthwhile and beneficial scheme to sign up to. For further information, please contact Brendy Osborne (07543 806274) or pm the Shane O'Neill's Facebook page.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 4, 9, 16 & 22. There were no jackpot winners and 4 x match three winners. The jackpot now stands at £5,000.
The club would like to offer its sympathy to the family of Brenda Darcy from Bessbrook who has passed away. Mrs Darcy was grandmother to our former senior players Ronan and Gavin McAnulty and several other underage players.