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Club Notes Sunday, July 10th, 2016

posted 31 Jul 2016, 12:28 by Jimmy O'Brien

Our intermediate ladies footballers were beaten Eoghan Rua last Sunday morning in Enniscrone in the opening group match of their 2016 championship campaign. They will attempt to return to winning ways against CT Gaels in Oxfield this Sunday morning at 10am. We are in a six-team group win the intermediate championship this year along with St Mary’s, Eoghan Rua, CT Gaels, Calry/St Joseph’s and Owenmore Gaels. The top two teams qualify for the final. Last Sunday’s team was: Bebhinn Tuohy, Orlaith Furey (capt), Aoife Clancy, Shirley Nicholson, Lisa McLoughlin, Michelle McNamara, Rachel Oates, Denise Regan, Ciara Redmond 0-1, Jayne Leydon, Amanda Healy 0-4, Sinead Regan, Róisín Healy 0-1, Laura Oates, Tracy O’Boyle, Ciara Goonan 1-1, Keeley Greene. 

There was disappointment too for our U14 girls footballers who lost to Shamrock Gaels by a single goal in their A league semi-final. Despite being without a number of players, the team performed admirably in a closely-contested game. 

There was plenty to celebrate in Markievicz Park last Friday evening when the Benbulben Gaels U14 hurlers clinched the League Shield with an emphatic win over a gutsy Tourlestrane side. Four first-half goals set the team on their way. Well done to all the players, and to the management team of John O'Callaghan, Carol McGowan & Aidan O'Reilly. Team:  Tola Carway (C), Daniel O'Connor, Eoin Kerrigan, Paul O'Brien, Senan O'Rourke, Thomas Davis, Ciaran O'Reilly, Eoghan Donaghy, Lee Cummins, Michael Broaders, Ryan Gallagher, Augustine Waters, Oisín McGloin, Sean Leonard, Danny Cronin, Evan Ballintine Darragh Foy. Next up: The U12 hurlers play Naomh Eoin in the A league final on Monday 19th at Markievicz park.  

The junior men's footballers were beaten by Division 4 leaders St John’s in Drumiskabole in their penultimate league match on Friday evening. DRP stay mid-table and will play Owenmore Gaels in their concluding league game.

Thanks to everybody who braved the wet weather to help with our Clothing Recycling Day in Rosses Point and Oxfield last Saturday - and thanks to all those who donated clothing items. 

Our 12 boys football teams played two competitive games against Coolera/Strandhill in Ransboro last Tuesday evening. Our Division 1 team were narrowly beaten while our Division 3 footballers came out on top in their match. We host Tourlestrane in Oxfield this Tuesday evening. 

Well done to our U8s and U10s footballers who played in last Thursday’s blitz with St Mary’s at Markievicz Park. Thanks also to the parents for supporting, and to Liam Óg Gormley and his team of coaches for organising this feast of football. 

This Saturday’s GAA Nursery session at 9:45am in Oxfield will be the final one before the summer break. We’d like to invite parents (as well as the children) to this Saturday session for a special parents v kids fun match and a cuppa afterwards. All are welcome. 

The GAA’s popular Kellogg's Cúl Camp for boys and girls aged 6-13 years of age runs next wee  at Oxfield (Mon-Fri). There’s still time to enrol your child. Contract our Cúl Camp coordinator Mary Power on 0876288718 for more info.  

The boys minor footballers play Geevagh in a Division 3 league quarter-final on Thursday evening in Oxfield. Throw-in: 7pm. The following evening (Friday), it’s the turn of our U14 footballers as they take on Shamrock Gaels in the Division 1 Shield final at Scarden at 6:45pm. 

The club wishes to acknowledge the support of Gavin and the staff of Brady’s Checkout in Carney during our recent U14 football blitz in Oxfield. Their support is much appreciated. 

We wish Neil Ewing, Seán Power, Cian Lally and the Sligo team every success in their All-Ireland football Round 3A qualifier this weekend.