Down Ladies Notes For 15 October 2017


Down County Board Updates

The AGM will take place on Monday 23 October 2017, at 8pm in the Thierafurth Inn, Kilcoo writes Aine McClean, Down Ladies PRO.  As you are all aware we are moving into a big year ahead, with our 25 years anniversary and the Feile taking place in Down. It is important that we have all our positions filled and we look forward to new members coming on board to our committee.

Remember you are the county board, and you elect your officers, but we will be asking for more help. Please do not put a nominee on without asking the person first.

 U18/Minors – BORN 2000/2001 ONLY

Trials are starting in November 2017; can all clubs please spread the word and encourage all players to participate. Further details will be published closer to the time.

Down U15/16 Academy – BORN 2002 / 2003 ONLY

Academy is on this Sunday 22nd October in Ballykinlar. Girls to arrive 11.20am finishing at 1.30 pm. Bring all outstanding registration forms and monies. Full turnout of players is desirable in preparation for blitz the following week.  Training will be in blitz format with teams playing each other and breaks between so bring warm clothing.  Ulster blitz is on 28th October in Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown. Transport will be available.

Down U13 Academy – BORN 2004 ONLY

The U13 Ulster Blitz took place in Mid Ulster Sports Arena on Saturday 14th October and Down entered 6 teams which consisted of 110 girls playing a total of 7 hours of football against multiple teams from Antrim, Donegal, Derry and Monaghan. This has been the culmination of 6 weeks of preparation at the Down U12 and U13 Academies, and the girls should be very proud of their performances as they more than matched the ability displayed by the other counties, with some fine performances and victories along the way.

Thanks to all the girls for the great determination, attitude, work rate and skill on display throughout. Thanks to the support from those parents that travelled and to the Ulster Council for the fantastic organisation of the blitz which ran smoothly. Best of luck to all those girls participating in U14 club championship finals next weekend from all the mentors.

Trials for the U13 girls gets underway next Sunday afternoon, 22nd October 2017 at RGU Downpatrick, with details to follow. Please see Facebook for photos!

 Down U12 Academy – BORN 2005 ONLY

The academy continues on Sunday from 10am to 11:30am at the Bann Road, Castlewellan.


Keep up to date with fixtures via the website and social media.