Castlewellan GAC Notes


What a weekend of momentous sporting feats! The Lions win Down Under, Andy Murray wins Wimbledon, Senior Ladies beat Senior Footballers, Irishman Dan Martin wins Sunday’s stage in the Tour De France and Graeme McDowell wins the French Open Golf writes Martin McClean.

I will just go back a few lines. Senior ladies beat senior footballers! You had to be there. Well, late on Saturday Night at the Family Fortunes Night in the Club it was a complete whitewash. The smart thinking ladies won easily! It is very clear they watch more TV, go out more often, socialise in strange places and only know one famous Castlewellan footballer who is female! The male intelligence and intellect was clearly on holidays or elsewhere. Well done to all the contestants who were willing to step up and give everyone there a good laugh on what was a very enjoyable night. The show was preceded by a barbeque where the food was excellent. Thank you to, PJ, Ollie and Brian for all their work and to Moira who apart from eating all the sausages did a lot of cleaning up. Thank you to all who made it such a good night.

[caption id="attachment_40613" align="alignleft" width="390"]The Under-6 Castlewellan hurlers who entertained the crowd during the seniors match between The Under-6 Castlewellan hurlers who entertained the crowd during the seniors match against Bryansford.[/caption]

Good luck to the Down Ladies who meet Fermanagh in the Ladies Intermediate Ulster Football Final on this Sunday. This is the first time in 14 years that Down Ladies have reached an Ulster Final. We will be represented on the squad by Orla Boyle, Kyla Trainor and Lisa Morgan. We wish them all well.

The Senior ladies Footballers are through to the next round of the Senior Championship with an overwhelming victory over Burren in a really wet last Tuesday night in St Malachy’s Park. They dominate the game from start to finish. The ladies were well supported and thank you to all who came out to see the game.

The Senior Footballers won in a hard fought battle against Annaclone who we will meet in the first round of the championship. Having shipped a heavy defeat to Burren the previous weekend Annaclone did not want a repetition of that game and set a puzzle which was difficult to break. As stated before Annaclone have made Gaelic Park a fortress. The lads held their concentration well to see the game out and win by three points. They will know that an better performance will be required for the next game at home to Saval.

The next registration for the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps will be in the club this Thursday Night from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. We will be hosting Cúl Camp in the week of Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July. The camp runs from 10am – 2.30pm daily with a nursery camp running from 10am – 12.30pm daily. The camp is open for children who will be entering Primary Two in September to 13 years of age. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The cost for the camp is £35 for first child (2nd/3rd/4th….£30 each) and nursery camp is £25 per child. Each child will receive a free GAA kit. You can either register on-line at or register at the Club on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11.30am Please note children whom are attending the nursery camp are unable to be registered online.

Please note there will be no juvenile training between Saturday 6 July and Friday 19 July due to the holiday break. Training will resume again on Saturday 20 July. We will advertise through our website, this column and Facebook the schedule for then.

The Attack Fitness Circuits will continue in The Club on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm. There will also be classes in St Malachy’s Park on Saturday mornings at 9.00am.

The weekly Castlewellan AC weekly runs continue every Tuesday and Thursday leaving the Club at 7.00pm.

The numbers in this week’s lotto were 5, 6, 14 and 18. There were no jackpot winners and three £20 winners this week; martin Keown, Brian King & Bridie Brannigan. Next week’s jackpot is £4200.