Ardglass GAC Notes For 17th April 2016

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The SENIORS had a comprehensive victory over Aghaderg at Ardtole last Friday night, with Ardglass dominant throughout the 60mins writes Michelle Teggart.  At half-time they had raced into a 2-6 to 0-0 lead and re-established their dominance after the break adding a further 4-5 while conceding 1-1. Tougher tests lie ahead, however, but Ardglass stuck to their game plan and had strong performances throughout the team.

dn_screenTeam:M Cahir, S P Halpin, M Crangle, S Taggart, C O’Shea, E McEvoy, P Curran, S Rooney, C Armstrong, C O’Connor, J Polley, D Smyth, O Curran, N Taggart, C Conlon. Subs: A O’Shea, M Magennis, D Kearney, A Inbinson, N Cahir, T Kearney, C Smyth, R Lundy, P O’Shea,

The RESERVES lost away to Bryansford on Sunday. The final scoreline did not reflect the flow of the game as the home side were clinical in front of the posts while at the other end the Bryansford keeper made numerous fine saves to maintain his clean sheet. The returning Clifford O’Connor and Lee McEvoy made fine contributions throughout and were well assisted by Aaron Inbinson and Niall Cahir.

Both the U-16’s & MINORS lost at home this week to Bright and Drumaness. Both aren’t functioning to their full capacity with many players missing for various reasons, however, there are many fine players in both squads and good performances and results will not be far away.

TRAINING: Senior & Reserve training continues at Ardtole every Monday and Wednesday night @ 7pm. For the U-8, U-10 & U-12 teams, Thursdays in Ardtole starting at 6.30pm. Training times for the U-14, U-16 & Minor teams have yet to be confirmed by management teams.

AVAILABLE COURSES: Details still TBC for our Foundation training course and when that is to take place.

MEMBERSHIP: All memberships should be paid at this stage. For anyone who has not yet paid, please contact our Club Registrar ASAP.

CLUB GEAR: Anyone wanting to order club socks or shorts, please contact Donna O’Connor directly.

MINDSET AWARENESS PROGRAMME: Thanks to Hugh Roarty from Action Mental Health for delivering a very informative session for us at the clubrooms last Thursday evening and thanks to our club Health & Well-being Officer Ruth Curran for organising the event.

GOOD LUCK FROM EVERYONE AT ARDGLASS GAC to our Secretary and club referee Mickey Curran on Sunday who will be part of Ciaran Brannigan’s umpiring team as he officiates at the Division two league final in Croke Park!

SCHOOLS COACHING: We are currently rolling out a 6-week Schools’ coaching programme in both local primary schools in the parish – St Mary’s, Dunsford & St Nicholas, Ardglass. Weekly sessions are being delivered by members of our senior squad. Thanks to Mr Burns, Mr Magee & Staff of both schools who are actively promoting Gaelic Games within both Schools.

CLUB DAY: On Sunday 8th May, club members past and present, players, supporters, schools, friends, local & cross community and businesses are invited to Ardglass GAC to celebrate with us, Club Day 2016! We have a numb er of games & activities organised for the day and it all kicks off at 11am. Further details TBC and will be published soon, but for now… add the 8th May as an important date to your diaries and we will see you all at Ardtole Memorial Park @ 11am on Sunday 8th May for the big event!

THIS COMING WEEK: Another busy week ahead for the club! On Thursday, 21st April our U-16’s squad are away to Dundrum @ 7pm. On Friday, the Seniors play at home to St Michael’s, throw-in @ 7pm. On Saturday morning we are hosting the EAST DOWN BLITZ for our U-8’s & U-10 teams out at Ardtole and games start @ 10.30am. Then on Sunday we have 2 games being played at home – the U12s play Darragh Cross @ 11am followed by our Reserves game between Ardglass & Drumaness, throw-in @ 6pm. On Monday night the U14s are away to Bright @ 7.15pm and to finish of the week our Minors have a home game next Monday night to Teconnaght @ 7.15pm – Best of luck to all teams!

BINGO: Continues every Sunday at the clubrooms in Ardtole – Doors open, 7pm, with the first game starting @ 7.30pm…. Everyone welcome!

Last week’s lotto numbers were: 7, 11, 24 & 25.  We had no £10 and 2 x £5 winners last week: Judith O’Neill & Stephanie McMullan
Next week’s jackpot is: £1900.