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Post Date : Mon 21 Aug 2017 09:55 AM
Castlewellan GAC Notes 20th August 2017
The Castlewellan camogs travelled to Drumaness on Wednesday night knowing they had an uphill battle with Bredagh who had previously beaten them at home in the league. But they are a championship team and nothing that went before this was going to deter these girls. The town girls started brightly with a well taken point from Sorcha McCartan the town girls kept up the pressure scoring three points from play before Bredagh got their first score of a point.
Castlewellan kept this pressure on never conceding any ground and tackling every ball. Bredagh had the wind in the first half and used this to their advantage scoring seven points but a goal from the town girls left it level at half time.
The start of the second half, Castlewellan continued the hard work with backs thwarting every attack by Bredagh and their midfielder Aoife Keown giving excellent balls into the forward line. A great solo run from Captain Caitriona Caldwell resulted in an excellent goal quickly followed by a point from Aoife Keown leaving Castlewellan four points up and tens mins to go the match remained tight all over the pitch. Bredagh changed tactics trying to choke the supply of ball from Aoife Keown but this left some of the town girls more room and they tightened their control on the game.
Though a goal from Bredagh brought the game back to within a point the town girls still looked in control A 21 metre free from Sorcha McCartan saw the ball hit the back of the net and put the town girls back in front by four though Bredagh scored from a late free the game was never in doubt score line finishing Bredagh 2-10 Castlewellan 3-10.
Comhghairdeas to our Under 12 Girl Footballers who won the 11 aside tournament at RGU last weekend. The girls topped their group beating St. Geraldine’s (Louth) and RGU whites. The winners of each group progressed to the semi -final of the cup. Our girls met Burren in the semi-final and beat them by 2pts and then meet Clonduff in the final in what was a very exciting match going to extra time but our girls never gave up and won by 2 points in the end! 
Well done to the team and coaches. Thanks to Downpatrick RGU for the invitation and a well organised day. 
Well done to our Year 6 Hurlers who travelled to Clonduff on Saturday morning for a County Blitz. The boys were unbeaten in their games against Ballycran, Kilclief and Warrenpoint. This was a great achievement for the boys, thanks to Tony and Conor. 
Well done to the senior men footballers who has a convincing win in the end round of the championship last Saturday against Saval. The club would like to wish Daniel Morgan a speedy recovery.
On Sunday, our Senior hurlers travelled to Fontenoy park to take on a strong and fancied Clonduff team in the junior championship semi-final. In a very evenly and right first half the town boys trailed by just 2 points at the interval. In the 2nd half, both teams went hammer and tongs and threw everything on the line, unfortunately Clonduff pulled away in the last 5 minutes and showed why they are contenders for this year's championship. 
Final score Castlewellan 2-11 Clonduff 5-15, great performance from, D. Cairns, R. Toner and F. Lennon. Well done to Paul and Paddy.
The Club are organising another Play, again in conjunction with Ciaran Milligan productions, scheduled for November. It again promises to be a great spectacle. Would you be interested? - We are recruiting cast members at the minute so anyone interested in getting involved, both male & female, Contact Kevan Owens (07712183399) for further details asap as positions are filling up fast and we need to get rehearsals off the ground shortly. Roles range from small to not so small so don't be put off.
Can you encourage as many people to come out this coming Saturday evening (26 Aug) as the senior ladies footballers take on Downpatrick in the QF Of the Senior championship, throw in 7 pm in Downpatrick. 
New club gear. Anyone wishing to purchase club gear forms can collected from the club rooms. 
Our former PRO has been back on the bike after his recent medical treatment. However, he isn't up to the pace and unfortunately had to be left behind on a recent cycle at the weekend. Thankfully he had his bus pass with him and was able to make his way home. 
Image 1: The successful Under 12 girls pictured with manager Ciara Hardy.  
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