RGU Notes

The Senior men travelled to Warrenpoint on Friday evening, and picked up another 2 points by virtue of a score line of 2-8 to 1-9 in their favour. Next up is a home fixture against Drumgath next Friday evening. RGU U-14s 7 11 Byransford 1 06 The Boys travelled to Byransford on Monday night and it proved to be a fantastic game. A great team effort from them meant they never gave Byransford a chance to take the lead at any stage of the game. An excellent defensive display allowed Byransford only to score 1 goal and 2 points in the first half. The boys game out in the second half even stronger and with great team effort, they scored 6 of their 7 goals. There are no special mentions as every player was outstanding in his position, and they were rewarded with an impressive score line. Sunday was a disappointing day for the U-12’s with both teams going down again. The A team once again came up short by a point. This time the loss was away to Castlewellan. A good first half performance had the boys leading 1-08 to 2-01, with the scene set for a repeat display in the second. But it was not to be. Castlewellan came quickly out of the traps, closing the gap to 1 pt within five minutes. RGU could not seem to get out of second gear as Castlewellan seemingly raced through at ease. A further poor goal conceded meant the Hoops were now chasing the game, and Castlewellan further increased their lead to four as the match entered the final few minutes. A late goal closed the gap to one point, but it was too little too late. Final score Castlewellan 3-06, RGU 2-08. The B team went down by a goal to Ardglass in what was a lively encounter in a wet and windy Pairc Tomas Ruiseil. However the young Hoops gave their all to battle back in the second period after a flood of Ardglass attacks in the opening period against the wind. Despite the promptings of Eoin Watterson, Ryan Cassidy and Eoin McMullan, the gap was just too big to bridge with the elements., Next Sunday the A team entertain Bredagh whilst the B team travel out the road to Bright, with 12 Noon throw-in for both teams. Training continues on Thursday evenings for the U-12 boys. Cardiac Risk in the Young. The RGU is targeting players from the U-14 and U16 age groups to attend the CRY clinic in Newry on Sunday 17th July. The fee is £35 and MUST accompany the application form which will be distributed to all teams in the next few weeks. We would urge all players (male and female aged 14 or over) to avail of the opportunity to undergo this cardiac screening, and therefore participation isn’t restricted to the above age groups. The Club will provide transport free of charge. To secure your places please complete and return the form to Michael Starkey or Peter McCartan ASAP. If you wish to find out more you can visit the CRY website: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk There are no U-16 fixtures planned for the next few weeks but everyone is encouraged to attend the Monday evening training session at 7pm. All children in the U-8 age group are welcome to come and join in on Saturday mornings 10:30 -11:30 am. Under 8’s/10’s 12’s are reminded that bookings are now being taken for Cúl Camps at RGU in August. More details from Ciaran Cunningham Gaeltacht grants are available to all Club juveniles who study Irish at post primary level. For more information contact Maria on 07912029095 or Roisin on 07871744103 Lotto numbers for this week were 1,10,17, and 21. Jackpot not won, 4 share £100. Next week’s jackpot £2000. Set dancing continues on Tuesday nights at 7.30. Anyone interested just turn up or ring Johnny on 07710369509. 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 next week’s Club Notes, please send the details via email to rgu1@hotmail.co.uk Our web site is updated on a regular basis. For all the latest news go to www.rgudownpatrick.com]]>