RGU Club Notes


Our sympathy from everyone at the RGU to the McNeill family on the death of Niall, father of our esteemed secretary, Colm, and grandfather of current players Orla, Aidan and Tom.

The RGU wishes Peter, Damian and Conor good luck as the Down Senior and Minor team take on Donegal and Tyrone on Sunday in Cavan in the USFC semi-final writes John Murphy.

[caption id="attachment_40036" align="alignleft" width="390"]The RGU U-8's who won the Plate at Clonduff. The RGU U-8’s who won the Plate at Clonduff.[/caption]

Pride of place this week goes to the U-8’s who battled through eight matches to lift the Plate at the Clonduff Tournament. Well done to the squad of 28 boys and girls who travelled, Paul, Pete and Niall for looking after them and the large travelling band of supporters.

The U-10’s were narrowly beaten by Clonduff in the semi final of the An Riocht tournament. On the way to the semi final they beat Burren, Glassdrumman, Fingal, Castlewellan and Kilmacud Crokes in the quater final. Well done to all the players & thanks to the parents for their help & support today. Good performance too from the U-12s who were also beaten in the semi-final of the Carryduff Tournament.

Mixed week for the U-14s as they recorded a comfortable win over Saul before falling to defeat away to Bredagh. Mixed bag too for the Juvenile Girls, with the 12’s winning and the 14s losing. U-16s and Minors also suffered defeats last week. Seniors moved back to winning ways with a much needed  win over Clonduff in poor conditions on Friday night.

RGU Cul Camp will be held 1-5th July, current P3’s and upwards can register online onwww.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie or using forms. Current P1s and P2s can only register for Nursery Camps using the forms, they cannot register online. Those children currently at nursery school are not permitted to attend Cul Camps. U6s contact Edel and all other ages contact John.

Our Juvenile Fundraising Free-Kick competition will be held on Saturday 29 June. There will be competitions for all age groups from U-8 right up to Senior and older! We will be donating 25% of all funds raised to the Declan McMullan Fund. Sponsor sheets are currently being handed out to all teams and we want to raise as much money as possible to help this very worthy cause whilst contributing to the running costs of the club. We want as many people to participate as possible, male, female, young and old. Let’s see if we can settle who is the best Free-taker in Downpatrick. Players from other clubs are also welcome, £20 minimum entry fee.

Good luck to the Red High Year 8 team who take on the Abbey Grammer School in the Co Down School’s Cup final on Thur. The boys recorded a great win over St Colman’s in the semi last week.

Tickets are now on sale for the Wolfe Tones. They are coming to the club on 24 August – tickets cost £20. There will be a range of other events on the Aug Bank Holiday weekend, details to be confirmed. Contact Edel on 07759418419 for tickets.

This weeks lotto numbers are 7, 10, 12, 13. Jackpot not won. Jackpot now rises to £3600.