Scór delight – What a weekend it was for the club’s Scór teams with the Ceili and Ballad group winning Ulster titles at the provinical final in Downpatrick. While there was great jubilation for those who secured a place in the All-Ireland final, our thoughts go out to the Instrumental team of Paul McGlinchey, John Woods, Gerry McCullagh, Mark McCrystall and Dermot O’Hagan who were narrowly pipped for honours but they proved to be great ambassadors for our club and no doubt we will see them back on the provincial stage next year. For the dancers David Tierney, Paul Breen, Faelan Duffy, Damian Friel, Michelle Mullin, Leanne McCullagh, Amy McElhatton, Lauren Murphy and ballad group of Eolann Duffy, Faelan Duffy, Edward Byrne, Padhraic Colton, Conal O’Kane, it’s now all systems go for the All-Ireland decider in Castlebar on Saturday 26th April.
Club Presentation – This Friday, the 2013 Club Presentation night will be held in the Sperrin Restaurant where the annual senior mens and ladies player awards plus Club Person of the Year trophy will be handed out. The new club president for 2014 will also be revealed. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be got this evening in the clubrooms from 8pm, priced £12.50.
Youth action – On the playing front, the minor boys had mixed fortunes with the A team defeating Cappagh and the Devs losing to Derrylaughan. This Saturday the U14s play Cappagh and Eskra while on Monday the U16 hurlers lost Cappagh. Youth training schedules as normal this week, please check facebook and website.
Set Dancing off – Youth Set dancing classes scheduled for Friday evening has been cancelled this week.
Congrats – Well done to minor player Tiernan Bradley on his recent All Ireland Boxing title and best wishes as he prepares for the upcoming World Championships. Congratulations also to Barry Tierney and Ronan O’Neill who were named in the Colleges ‘Future Champions’ team.
Big Game action – The Dubs are Coming! Dublin will play Tyrone in Healy Park on Sunday week (6th April) and a large crowd is expected. Anyone who is available to help on the day – car parking, programme selling, general stewarding, etc MUST contact Paul Breen (email@example.com / 07803 876555) or John McElholm (07921 577319) in the coming days to confirm availability. Assistance will also be required with a tidy-up of the grounds as well as clubrooms. Anyone available to help with food shop should contact Kerry O’Neill on 07746127489 by this weekend.
U21 semi – Healy Park will host the Ulster U21 championship semi-final between Monaghan and Cavan next Wednesday. All stewards are required to report for duty by 6.15pm. Anyone available to help should contact John McElholm (07921 577319) this weekend.
Last man standing – A total of 93 contestants are still left in the Last Man Standing competition going into the last two games.
Irish Language Collection – A total of £505 was raised at the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Language Collections. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. The money will be put towards Bursary funds for young people in the Parish.