Down Senior Ladies Raise Funds For Two Local Charities

Down Ladies Team Runs 100K Fundraiser For two Local Charities

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Down Ladies Team Runs 100K Fundraiser For two Local Charities

The Down Senior Ladies ran a successful Team 100k fundraiser in memory of their fellow team mate and good friend Siobhan McCann back in May.

They raised a fantastic total of £13,500 which will be shared between two local charities, The Cancer Fund for Children and the Southern Area Hospice.

Altogether, 21 Ladies Gaelic clubs from across Down took part in the event along with the Down Senior Ladies team, Down County executive, Down LGFA referees and two local gyms, Bodyrox Fitness  and Hillmount Fitness.

Last Tuesday night cheques were presented to both charities with each receiving a fabulous £6,750 each.

This event showed and amazing display of togetherness throughout Down and further afield.

The Down GAA family wishes to thank you and everyone who supported it.

A big thank you also to both Carryduff and Bredagh Ladies who jointly won the Team 100k challenge and donated their winnings to the two charities.

L-r: Lizzy McCullough, Southern Area Hospice receives a cheque from Aoife Keown, Down senior player, Paula Sands, Down LGFA treasurer: Adair Trainor, Down senior player; Grainne Feenan, St John’s / McCann family and Aimee Greene, Down senior player.
Back row: Aoife Keown, Down Senior player; Paula Sands, Down LFGA Treasurer; Aimee Greene, Down Senior player with front row, Cormac McMullan, Cancer Fund For Children; Adair Trainor, Down Senior player; and Grainne Feenan, (St John’s McCann family).

Down LGFA Championship Launch 2020.

The Down ladies county board launched their adult club championship last Tuesday evening at Castlewellan GAC.

This year we will see newcomers East Belfast competing in their first ever championship alongside teams including Saval GAC and Bredagh’s new B teams.

The Championship will start on 19th and 22nd of August and it is supported by the sponsorship kindly donated by Yew Tree Properties, Oriel Developments Ltd, and Eamonn Rooney Coach Hire.

Talking tips: Newcomers East Belfast captain Niamh Campbell and manager Jerome Quinn asking Teconnaught player Aimee Greene and Carryduff player Aoife Mc Crory for some advice ahead of the Down ladies junior championship.

Round 1 Wednesday 19th August

Yew Tree Properties Junior Championship

Group 1

Cumann Pheadair Naofa v Saval B

Round 1 Saturday 22nd August

Group 2

Breadgh B v Saul

Group 3

East Belfast v Teconnaught

Round 2 Saturday 22nd August

Group 1

Saval B v Tullylish


The Down Ladies Junior Championship is sponsored by Yew Tree Properties. Back row: l-r Frank Holland, Saul Manager; Ronan Magee, Cumann Pheadair Naofa manager; Peter Carson, Teconnaught manager; Mary Ellen O’Hare, Tullylish manager; and Jerome Quinn, East Belfast manager with front row, Michelle Rice, Saval B;  Bronagh McErlean, Saul; Ciara Downey, Cummann Pheadair Naofa; Niamh Campbell, East Belfast; Courtney Savage, Tullylish; Aimee Green, Teconnaught; and Aoife McCrory, Carryduff.

Round 1 – 22nd August

Oriel Developments Limited Intermediate Championship

Group 1

Rostrevor v Annaclone

Carryduff B v Dundrum GAC

Group 2

Loughinisland v Clonduff GAC

The Down Ladies Intermediate Championship is  sponsored by Oriel Developments Ltd. L-r, back row, Martin Brown, Rostrevor manager; Jim Carvill, Loughinisland manager; James McAlea, Dundrum; Niall Rafferty, Clonduff manager, and Fergus Bradley, Burren manager. Front row; Stephanie McConville, Rostrevor; Eimear Murray, Loughinisland; Alice McAlea, Dundrum; Joleen McShane, Clonduff; and Mairead Lynchecaun, Burren.

Round 1 Wednesday 19th August

Eamonn Rooney Coach Hire Senior Championship

Group 1

Castlewellan v Carryduff A

Round 1 Saturday 22nd August

Group 1

Ballymartin v Bryansford

Group 2

Breadgh A v Saval A

RGU Downpatrick v St. John’s Bosco GAC

The Down Ladies Senior Championship is sponsored by Eamonn Rooney Coach Hire. L-r Adair Trainor, RGU; Kathleen McCartan, Castlewellan, Claire Timoney, Bredagh; Orla Fegan, Saval A; and Aoife McCrory, Carryduff.