Our senior men’s unbeaten start to the league came to an end on Sunday when they suffered a two-point defeat at home to Mullaghbawn, 1 – 17 to 1 – 15.
The Shane’s enjoyed a great start to the game and found themselves three points to the good after ten minutes, with Paul O’Rourke getting all the scores but three points in a row from Mullaghbawn had them back on level terms. Two points in as many minutes from Connaire Mackin and David McCabe edged the Shane’s in front again but four points in four in minutes gave Mullaghbawn the lead by two. However, the lead was short-lived when a deflected shot from David McCabe made its way to his brother Mark and he made no mistake from close range, flicking the ball to the Mullaghbawn net. An eighth Mullaghbawn point had the sides level again but two late points from the Shane’s, one from Conal O’Brien and a free from Paul O’Rourke saw the home side go in at the break in front, 1 – 7 to 0 – 8.
The sides exchanged points early in the second-half with Connaire Mackin on target for the Shane’s before two points on the trot from Mullaghbawn saw them draw level once more. Another point apiece kept the sides level pegging with Sean McLoughlin getting the Shane’s score before two great points from Paul O’Rourke and a brilliant side-line free from Sean McLoughlin gave the Camlough side a three-point advantage. Mullaghbawn replied with two points of their own to leave just one between them before another pointed free from O’Rourke kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Shane’s. The sides then swapped frees with O’Rourke again on target for the Shane’s before an unfortunate mistake form the Shane’s keeper, Conor McKeown, was pounced on by Mullaghbawn and they made no mistake, driving the ball to the back of the net and put them in front by one. They added on another point almost immediately with Damian Doyle replying for the Shanes but it was Mullaghbawn who got the last score of the game to claim the win, 1 – 17 to 1 – 15.
The lads will continue to train as normal before returning to action on Wednesday 14th June at home to Derrynoose.
The senior ladies are back in action on Monday night at home to Silverbridge with the game throwing in at 7.00pm.
Our minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins had a great win over Wolfe Tones last Monday night. The amalgamated side led from start to finish, playing some brilliant football throughout and thoroughly deserving their win. Due to the exam break the minor boys have no game this week.
Training for our minor girls continues on Tuesday night at 7.00pm.
Due to the exam break the U16 boys have no game this week.
The U16 girls have a game on Thursday evening at home to Killeavy with the game scheduled to throw-in at 7.00pm.
The U12 girls were in action on Sunday against a very good Dromintee side. Both sets of players put on a great display of football and well done to everyone. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm at the field.
Our U10 footballers visited Whitecross on Wednesday evening. On what was a beautiful evening for football, both of our U10 teams showed great effort and produced some very entertaining football. Training continues each Tuesday and Friday at the from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and they also have a match at home at 7.00pm on Wednesday evening.
U8 training takes place every Friday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm at the field and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to come along.
Training for our U6s continues every Wednesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre and Friday evenings at the field from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All boys and girls are welcome to attend.
Please note that training for all our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s will take place every Friday night from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at the field. All boys and girls at these age groups are very welcome to come along. The training on Friday evening is on top of their normal weekly training session.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Well done to the senior camogs who had a brilliant win away to An Port Mór during the week and best wishes to Fionnuala Bradley who suffered an injury during the game. Senior camogie training continues as normal on Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm – 8.00pm with underage training (U8, U10, U12 & U14) taking place from 6.00pm – 7.00pm on Wednesday.
The club would like to thank everyone who donated to their recent bucket collection which saw them raise £940.00 and €150.00
Triathlon Fundraiser – Team Splash, Flash and Dash
Watch out for sponsor cards this week as our intrepid trio of Yasmin Mackin (swimming), Peter Lynch (cycling) and Caoibhe Sloan (running) tackle the Crooked Lake Triathlon in the relay section, all proceeds to Shanes Ladies Football and KBRT!
Tickets for Armagh v Down Game
Anyone who ordered tickets via the club for the Armagh v Down Ulster Championship game next Sunday can collect them in the clubhouse from 8.00pm on Tuesday night.
We will be taking orders for socks and shorts for all teams on Friday, 2nd June from 7.00pm in the clubhouse. The prices are as follows:
Shorts Up to 26" = £13.00
Shorts 28" & Over = £15.00
Socks up to size 4 = £6.00
Socks size 4 and up £7.00
All Items must be paid for on the night. Could all managers and mentors please inform parents of this arrangement.
Best wishes this week to our former senior footballer Brian Quinn who is currently recovering from a short illness. Best wishes also to Sheila Osborne who is recuperating at home following a short spell in hospital.
Well done to our senior ladies’ footballer, Aimee Mackin, who was named on the Lidl NFL Division 1 Team of the Year.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 20, 24, 25 & 28. There was no jackpot winner and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £5,750. Please note that the lotto draw will take place on Tuesday night this week due to the Bank Holiday on Monday.