Our senior men are containing with their rigorous pre-season training regime ahead of the year ahead which begins in earnest on Sunday 8th April at home to Eire Og in the county league.
Senior & Minor Ladies
Pre-season training for all senior and minor ladies’ players continues on Monday night at EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe, beginning at 8.30pm sharp at a cost of £3.00 per person. Following last week’s championship draw our senior ladies have been drawn against Clann Eireann in the quarter-final of the competition.
The minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins has been paired against the winners of Loughgilly Gaels/Eire Og in the Division 3 championship.
Pre-season training for our U16 girls continues on Monday evening at 8:30 pm sharp in EST28 gym in Mill Industrial Estate, Bessbrook. The sessions will be taken by Greg McCabe at a cost of £3.00 person. All U16 girls are asked to attend including those moving up from last year’s U14 girls. For further information please contact Mike Mathers on 07841 423103.
Our U14 boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins continues to train away ahead of the upcoming season. They have been drawn at home to Madden in the Feile competition with the winners away to Culloville.
Training for our U14 girls takes place on Thursday evening at the field from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and all girls at this age group are asked to attend. All new players are welcome to attend also.
Training for our U12 boys continues on Friday evenings in the Abbey at a cost of £2.00 per head but please note the change of time – training will now take place from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm from this Friday on.
Our U12 girls continue their weekly training sessions every Wednesday night at 7:15 pm in Cloughreagh Community Centre and all girls at this age are welcome to attend.
U10 indoor training continues as normal in Cloughreagh Community Centre every Wednesday night from 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend. As soon as the weather permits it is planned to organise a number of challenge games with neighbouring clubs.
Training for our U8s continues every Sunday morning at the field from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.
U6 training continues every Tuesday evening in Bessbrook Community Centre from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and all boys and girls at this age group are welcome to attend.
Meabh O’Neill’s Camogie
Training for all underage camogs takes place in St Paul’s school on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at a cost of £2.00 per person. The club has arranged a few dates for registration: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March with camogie membership rates as follows:
U8 - £15.00
U14 - £25.00
Family Offer 2 children over 9 - £45.00
Third Level Student - £30.00
Senior member - £50.00
Registration will take place each Wednesday in St Paul’s before training begins.
The camogie club would like to offer its sympathies to their senior team goalkeeper Emma McCann and her extended family following the recent death of her uncle.
Shane O’Neill’s Club Membership for 2018
Club membership is now due and the rates for 2018 are as follows:
Senior Members: £40.00
Cairde Members: £30.00
OAPs & Students: £20.00
U18s: £15.00 for the first player in a family, £10.00 for every other player.
All membership must be paid before 31st March 2018.
Armagh GAA Club Draw
Have you got your Armagh GAA Club Draw Ticket yet? Get your ticket from any of our committee members, priced at £100 which can be paid in four monthly instalments of £25 per month if you wish. Why not consider buying one between a family of 4 or a group of friends, that’s only £25.00 each.
There are four monthly first prizes of a Renault Clio and numerous monthly cash prizes on offer – 2nd prize £3,000; 3rd & 4th prize £1,000; 5th & 6th prize £500; 7th – 16th prize £100.
Not only are you in with a chance of winning one of their fantastic prizes on offer but you will also be supporting the Shane O’Neill’s club at the same time.
Well done to Louise Kenny who was part of the St Mary’s camogie team who won the Fr Meachair Cup during the week. Well done also to Brianna Mathers who has been named as part of this year’s Armagh U16 Ladies squad.
Good luck to our former player Paddy Murphy, currently living in Australia, who heads to Brazil on Wednesday to marry with his lovely fiancée Natalia Penques Malheiro – best of luck folks.
Club Puffer Jackets
Anyone who wants to order the same club crested puffer jacket as worn by senior ladies’ team, please contact your relevant team manager. The coats are £31.00 for U14 size and £46.00 for adult size.
The club is always on the lookout for new volunteers, whatever your skills. Maybe you’ve got time on your hands and fancy doing something different, maybe you’re new to the area and are looking to play a part in the community, perhaps your children or grandchildren are players at the club and you’d like to get involved. Whatever your reasons our doors are always open to new members and new ideas whether it be working with our underage teams, helping with fundraising, washing strips, cleaning, upkeep of the grounds, selling lotto, recruitment, club development, lining out the pitch, doing the gate and a host of other tasks. You can be part of Shane O’Neill’s in so many ways, and you can give as much or as little time as suits you – so why not come along a get involved.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 16, 26, 27 & 31. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at a very impressive £7,600.