U12 Girls – Division 2 Championship Winners
Pride of place this week goes to our U12 girls who clinched the Division 2 championship on Friday night with a hard-fought narrow one-point win over Dromintee on Friday evening, 1 – 5 to 0 – 7.
Both sets of players put on a brilliant display of football with some great scores and courageous defending however it was the young Shane's girls who emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins. This is the first year that some of these young girls have been playing football and its great testament to all the work their manager James Feehan and his management team have put in that saw them picking up some silverware to end the season in style. Well done to all the girls, not only on Friday night’s win but for all their hard work and effort throughout the year. Well done also James and everyone who helped him in any way this year with the team and special word of thanks to all the parents for their continued support and commitment.
St Paul’s will be our senior men’s opponents in the quarter-final of the championship next week-end with date, time and venue still to be confirmed.
Last Monday saw our minor boys’ amalgamation record a deserved three-point win over Granemore, 2 – 12 to 1 – 12 to qualify for the Division 2 championship final. The Rankins made a brilliant start to the game and found themselves leading 2 – 3 to no score after fifteen minutes but by half-time Granemore trailed by just four points, 2 – 6 to 0 – 8. The second-half was a closely fought affair which saw Granemore draw level with then minutes left on the clock but the Rankins side dug deep to finish the game the stronger side and outscore their opponents three points to one to claim the win. The lads are now scheduled to play Maghery in the championship on Wednesday 27th September in the Athletic Grounds at 8:15 pm.
Our minor girls have a championship shield semi-final game at home on Wednesday 20th September at 6:30 pm but as yet their opponents are unknown.
The U14 girls have a home re-fixture this Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm against Derrynoose.
Our U10s have two home games this coming Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 pm.
7-A-Side Minor Ladies Blitz
Our 7-A-Side minor ladies blitz, kindly sponsored by BM Steel, is taking place on Saturday 30th September. Spaces are filling up very quickly and there are only a limited number of places remaining. At the minute, we have teams from Armagh, Down, Louth, Antrim, Derry, Donegal and Galway competing in what should be a great day's ladies football. Any team interested in taking part but still haven't registered please do so asap to avoid disappointment.
Gaelic4Mothers & Others
The Shane's Gaelic4Mothers & Others is starting at the club on Monday, 18th Sept from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. All participants must be over 21 and not currently playing football. Anyone who is interested in a combination of exercise, football and craic... not necessarily in that order... should consider themselves invited and bring and friend along for 1 hour of guaranteed fun.
All enquiries to Peter Lynch on 07876 453546.
The club will be taking orders for skinny bottoms on Monday 11th, 18th & 25th September in the clubhouse from 9:00 pm. The prices are:
ADULT: Small – XL £34.00
KIDS: 5/6 – 12/13 £26.00
Please note that this will be the Christmas order and full payment is required when ordering. All other club merchandise can be ordered directly from www.oneills.com
Best wishes to our senior footballer and minor boys manager Paddy Doran who is recovering in hospital following a serious road traffic accident on Friday afternoon. Best wishes also to our lotto committee member Anne Loughran who is currently recovering from a broken arm following a nasty fall.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 11, 26, 29 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £6,500 so why not get yourself a ticket…. if you’re not in, you can’t win.
Attached picture: Shane O’Neill’s U12 Girls – Division 2 Championship Winners