RGU Club Notes and Reports

Frank McCann, former Treasurer with the Club, who sadly lost his wife Roisin last week.  In her heyday Roisin played camogie for the RGU and County. A Mhuire, Banrion na NGael guigh ar a hAnam. The Senior Men brought their season to an end on Friday night evening when they failed by a single point to win the league decider against Castlewellan. Roll on next season when they will have the opportunity to mix it with the top teams in the county! writes Michael Starkey. The U-16’s continued their campaign in the summer league with a 1pt win over Liatroim at PTR on Wednesday night. In a game which Liatroim dominated, the lads found themselves trailing by 10 points with nine minutes to go. Remarkably, three late goals and 2 late points helped them to an undeserved victory. RGU are looking to the future with two brainstorming workshops aimed at garnering ideas, new blood, and a vision to carry the club forward for the next 5-10 years. The workshops hopefully will tease out how we move the club on in terms of how it is structured and the workshops will be facilitated by experienced personnel from within Down GAA and Ulster Council. At these events all aspects of club activity will be scrutinised and at the end it is envisaged that we can develop a strategy to move our club on, not just in the playing arenas, but, just as importantly, within the local community and the wider GAA community in Down. This is a piece of work that was absolutely necessary as we want to strengthen the foundations on which the club is built, but it has been given an even greater impetus with the promotion of our senior team back into Division 1 of ACFL. It is hoped we can set structures that will help re-establish RGU as one of the premier clubs in Down. Anyone interested in the future direction of the GAA in the county town is most welcome to come along and make their contribution on the dates below Workshop 1 will be on Thursday 3rd November and Workshop 2 will be Tuesday 8th. Both will start at 7.30 sharp in the club and refreshments will be served. Please contact Karl Oakes or Collie Quinn to confirm attendance. Training for the U-6’s and U-8’s will now take place indoors on Saturday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm at the Wellbeing Centre, in the Flying Horse. The U-12 girls will also train at the same venue from 2.30 pm to 3.30pm on Saturdays. Finally, hurling and camogie for the U-8’s and U-10’s will also move indoors to the Wellbeing Centre. They will train on Sundays from 3 pm to 4 pm. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the juvenile presentation will now take place on Sunday 27th Nov at 2pm. Parents and children from U-6’s right up to U-16’s, both boys and girls, are invited along. Irish classes continue on Thursdays at 7.30pm. These classes are for total beginners and will cost £10 for 6 – 8 week session. For further information contact mariacollins62@btinternet.com, alternatively you can phone Maria on 07912029095. Set dancing is back again after the summer break, and it takes place on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. Anyone interested just turn up or ring Johnny on 07710369509. Lotto numbers for this week were 13, 19, 23, and 28. Jackpot not won, four share £100. Next week’s jackpot £4000. For party bookings ring Brian on 07745496213. If you have any club information/ announcements or match reports which you would like to have included in]]>