RGU Notes

junior handballers had mixed fortunes on Sunday 27th in the Ulster Championships. Kevin Polly and Hugh Dornan were beaten by a strong Monaghan pairing in the U-14 doubles. This was their first taste of action at this level and the experience will certainly stand by them in the future. Niall Quinn and Sam Burns had a better day, and they have earned their place in the final against Armagh in two weeks time, after beating Cavan in a tough game. The U-16’s had a friendly with Clonduff on Sunday afternoon and it turned out to be a very worthwhile exercise. In a game of two halves due to the wind, they equipped themselves very well in the second half and their fitness level stood by them. There were some notable performances especially from Jonathan Deeny, Steafan Byrne and Frank Starkey. In the second half there was a great all round improvement with Tim Collins, Owen McEvoy, and Johnnie Bell deserving a mention. With some players missing, this was an encouraging performance against an extremely good team. Work at the Club is well under way. A new fence will be erected to block off the drain.  Electronic turnstiles will be installed as will  a new state of the art Public Address system.  A small area on the cemetery side has been designated for terracing with an underfoot heating system.  The current work will be completed by the end of March. Ticket sales for the Development draw haven’t broken any records just yet, and we would ask everyone to return the tickets they have sold immediately. The pitches still remain closed and the U-16s will train again this week on Tuesday night at Dunleath Park from 7.00PM to 8.30 PM on the all weather pitch. The seniors are still training on Sunday mornings, and the Seconds have their first fixture of the season next Sunday. Under-14 football training continues on Saturdays at 3.00pm with an additional indoor fitness session on Thursday evenings at 7.00 pm in the Clubrooms. The street league will also continue to take place on Saturday evenings at 6.00pm under the floodlights Set dancing continues on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. Anyone interested just turn up or ring Johnny on 07710369509. For party bookings ring Brian on 07745496213. This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 8, 10, & 11. Three share £100 and next week’s jackpot is £3300. If you have any club information or announcements which you would like included in next week’s Club Notes, please send the details via email to rgu1@hotmail.co.uk Our website is updated on a regular basis. For all the latest news go to www.rgudownpatrick.com]]>