Training for the juveniles are as follows ;
U6’s – Saturday 22nd March 10.15 to 11.15 am in the Fin Hall.
U12’s (from P6 upwards) – Thursday 13th February 6 – 7.15 pm in the Fin Hall .
U16’s & U14’s (from Year 8 upwards) – Sunday 23rd February 12 – 1 pm in Annsborough.
Senior training is on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 7 pm, venues to be confirmed by text. The Down ACFL Division 3 will commence on Sunday 16th March with a tough opener for the lads away to Holywood to face the Down JFC semi-finalists St Paul’s. It will be an 11.30 am throw in to avoid clash with the Down v Donegal game in Newry. Following on from this game will be Killyleagh (H), St Michael’s (A), Bright (H) and Ballykinler (A), all 2 pm throw ins on consecutive Sundays.
Ladies training is on Thursdays and Sundays. The Ladies got their first pre-season game of the year under their belts with a close game against Down U16s. It was a useful run out as the management got the opportunity to blood new players who have joined the squad. Its good to see Justine Clarke, a JFC winner from 2004, back in the squad which has now the perfect mix of youth and experience. There is a buzz about the squad and the girls have been training hard in the past few weeks despite the abhorrent weather.
There will be a charity football match in Annsborough this Sunday between the U-30’s and the O-30’s with proceeds going to Donard Fundraising Group for Marie Curie & MYMY. We extend an invite to all former and current players to come along to take part. The match will be played under the banner of Recreational Football and so mouthguards will not be compulsory. All participants will need to sign the standard disclaimer form on the day of the match.
Campa Chormaic, the Irish Language GAA Coaching Summer Camp, will be hosted by St Malachy’s High School again this year. It will run from 7 to 11 July 2014. It is open to all those from P5 up to Year 12. Anyone looking to register should contact our Irish Langauage & Cultural Officer Orla Flanagan via email at secretary.aughlisnafin.down@
Also the Down GAA Youth Conference will be held on Saturday 1st March at the Abbey Grammer School in Newry. Any of our members aged 15 to 21 interested in attending please contact Orla before this Friday 21st February.
There will be a meeting of the Executive Committee this Wednesday at 8.30 pm at the Fin Hall.
Well done to our quiz team who attended the East Down Scor Sinsear in Dundrum. The team of Orla Flanagan, Brendan Quinn and Moe McClean have progressed the East Down final to be held 2 March.
Sinead Quinn (27) was the 49 Club winner.
Lotto 6, 24, 25, 27. No numbers matched. Mrs Scullion was £20 draw winner. Jackpot £6,900.