The Seniors started their campaign with a disappointing reversal in Mayobridge on Friday night. Having gone a goal down the first minute, the Hoops fought back and at one stage looked like taking the spoils when awarded a penalty with about 7 minutes to go. With only a point resulting the Bridge went straight down the field and were awarded a dubious spot kick which was converted after a retake. Definitely one that got away. Next up is CPN (Warrenpoint) on Easter Monday 17th April at PTR.
The minors had no such problems in their first game and were absolutely spell binding at times as they dispatched Newry Shamrocks on a score line of 3-18 to 0-11.
The 16s, fielding an understrength team due to injuries suffered a setback when they lost to Burren by a goal on Thursday. Already hampered by injuries they lost 3 more players to injury during their game but put up a real battle and almost pulled it out of the fire.
The 14s found the going tough against Bredagh on Monday week. Despite a sterling first half they eventually succumbed to their much bigger opponents.
The 12s had a real tester at home to Bryansford coming out the wrong side in a game they competed well in.
The year ¾ and 5/6 guys had a great morning in Kilclief on Saturday morning at the first go-games of the year. Plenty of football for all and thanks to Kilclief for their superb hosting.
Senior Ladies take on Saul at home on Saturday at 7pm. Come along and support the local girls in this derby match.
The Minor girls have a home game to Bredagh tonight at 7pm
The U16 girls kept on their winning ways with a hard fought victory over Warrenpoint. Best of luck to Olivia Murdock who suffered a nasty injury during the game. Next up is Carryduff away on Sunday at 12pm.
The U 12 girls also featured on Tuesday last, going down narrowly to Bryansford.
In conjunction with Downpatrick FC the club are running a novel fundraiser on Sunday 14th May. 5 Balls will be dropped from a helicopter and where they land on the top pitch will represent a number on a special grid. If you hold that number you can win one of 5 prizes of £1000, £200, £100, £100 or £100.
This weeks lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 2,15,17,20. 6 people share £100 for getting 3 correct. New jackpot is £8500.
Down GAA will be running an Easter GAA Coaching Camp in RGU Downpatrick over 2 days on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April 2017, and will run from 10am to 1pm daily, for Boys and Girls aged 8-11 and will cost £10 per child, who will receive a Campa Cásca T-Shirt and an Irwins goody bag. Forms available from County Office, noting that the deadline for applications will be Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 5pm. Please note, Registrations will not be accepted after this date, and walk ins will not be accepted on the day of the camp.