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Downpatrick RGU Notes for 14 April
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The Senior team play their first home match of the season on Friday, throw in 7pm. All support is welcome for the first home match writes John Murphy. 

Juvenile training schedule at PTR on Saturdays. U-6s start back at 10.30am. U-8s at 10.30 – 11.30am, U-12 Boys at 12.15pm. Juvenile Girls train on Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 12.30pm. Please ensure that you wear football boots, a mouth guard, proper gear for the weather and bring a water bottle. Also make sure that you are checked into the attendance register held by each manager and bring a £1 please. Anyone who has not paid their membership please do so as soon as possible.

U-10s had a good mornings football as they fielded two teams in the East Down Blitzes at PTR and Teconnaught on Sat. U-10 Blitzes will be held every two weeks. All Juveniles are reminded that mouthguards are mandatory in all training sessions and matches. If you don’t wear one you will not be allowed to play.

Gaelic4Girls will be starting on Sat 20 April 11.30-12.30pm. All girls aged 8-13 who have not played gaelic football before in Downpatrick and surrounding areas will be able to participate in this initiative run by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Contact Jenny on 07568087823 or Brenda on 07711223477 for details or just come down on sat morning, all welcome.

Gaelic4Mothers & Others will start up again on Monday 22 April, we need at least 13-15 people to make this work.  There is a full 8- week fitness programme organised with people from outside the club to come in, so really need numbers to make this a success. We will also be starting to do some basic football skills this year. So come along and join in, social life is also good. Contact Kyla on 07835632048

Juvenile Girls are having a fundraising Pamper Evening on Friday 3 May down in the club. Parents and helpers are required for an evening of nails, hair, sparkles and music. A meeting will be held in club on Tue 23rd April to make plans. All help is very much appreciated and the Juvenile Girls Mentors hope to see you there.

County star Kevin McKernan will be travelling around all the clubs in Down taking a penalty kick in each in aid of Brain Tumour research. He is due in RGU next Saturday at 1pm so we would like as many members, juvenile and senior, friends and family to come down and contribute to this worthy cause. Big shout out to all our club members, followers and supporters to get behind this very worthwhile cause.

Congratulations to Sean Bell and Sinead on the birth of baby Odhran. Another future Hoop star in the making!

Tickets are now on sale for the Wolfe Tones. They are coming to the club on 24 August – tickets cost £20. There will be a range of other events on the August Bank Holiday weekend – details to be confirmed. Also on sale are tickets for the play ‘The Rare Oul Times’ on 4 May, £7. Contact Edel on 07759418419 for tickets for both events.

This weeks numbers are 1, 2, 9 15. Jackpot not won, 3 share £100. Jackpot now rises to £2700

Check out Down News for a report on the first seniors match of the year.