Downpatrick FC Notes For 2/9/19

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  • The 100 Club Draw for July was held during the week, the lucky winners were: 1st Prize: 1st Prize £250.00 – No. 36 Kieran McMahon, 2nd Prize £150.00 – No. 33 Katrina Shaw & 3rd Prize £100.00 – No. 90 Orla McNeill. The draw for August will be held on Saturday 7th September in Murphy’s Bar & Restaurant. We currently have a few numbers available, they are 57, 68, 69, 81 & 96 (correct at the time of writing). The draw costs £10.00 a month and is paid via a Direct Debit, if interested in this fundraiser please contact Tony McShane 07716 853990 or Mark Murphy 07738 637702 writes Tony McShane.
  • Downpatrick travelled to play Lisburn Rangers and heroically secured their first point of the season with an injury-time equaliser. Downpatrick started off slowly and were made to pay as the home side scored two quick goals. Downpatrick settled after this and grew into the game and as the half wore on, Jarlath Brannigan posed a threat to the Lisburn defence. In the second half Downpatrick continued to look for that elusive goal but it was Rangers who scored the third goal of the game via the penalty spot. With twenty minutes remaining the visitors were thrown a lifeline when Brannigan tapped in from 5 yards after some neat passing from Chrissy Curran and fancy footwork form Joe Healy. Downpatrick pulled a second goal back with five minutes remaining when player manager Mark Holland got a trademark header from an Adrian McCoubrey free kick. Downpatrick were now on top and pushing for the equaliser which arrived via a twenty yard shot from Brannigan to nestle in the bottom corner much to the delight of players, management and supporters at the game.
  • This Saturday sees neighbours Newcastle visit Rosconnor in a league fixture, this game kicks off at 2.00pm, all support welcome.
  • The Lisburn League begins this Saturday with our 2006’s (u14’s), 2007’s (u13’s) & 2008’s (u12’s), the under 12’s play Lisdrum Celtic, the under 13’s play Enzo and the under 14’s play Oxford Sunnyside. At the time of writing no venues or kick off times are available.
  • Training for the follow age groups is as follows: 2010’s, 2009’s & 2008’s on a Monday night from 6.30pm – 7.45pm, 2007’s (u13’s) on a Monday and Thursday night from 6.30pm – 7.45pm, 2006’s (u14’s) on a Monday & Wednesday night from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, 2005’s & 2004’s (u16’s) on a Wednesday from 6.00pm – 7.00pm and a Saturday from 10.00am – 11.00am and our 2003’s & 2002’s (u19’s) on a Wednesday night from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.