St Peters GAA, club notes – 26th March 2012

Declan McAteer Posted by
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Monday, March 26th, 2012
GAA Club News and Events

The Point Gets Jiggy

St. Peter’s GAA Club will host ‘The Point Gets Jiggy’ event, in the Whistledown Hotel on Saturday 21 April. Players, members and officers of all ages will take to the stage to perform a series of original and unique Irish dances. It is believed that this year’s dancers will include Club Chairman, Feargal McCormack, Senior Football Mentor, Martin Slevin Sr, Club Referee, Brendan Rice, Footballers Michael Morgan and Ruairi Cowan and Hurlers Mark Rafferty and Matthew Teague. Organiser and Chair of the Cultural Committee Aisling McGivern is optimistic that the event will be a sell out as interest in the performance is at an all time high within the Club. Tickets are available from any Committee member or dancer priced at £8. Patrons can follow the progress of the show on Twitter, Facebook and www.warrenpointgaa.com.

Titanic Play in Warrenpoint Town Hall

Cumann Ógra Naomh Peadar, St. Peter’s GAA Youth Irish Drama Group, will perform their award winning play Ar Bord Na Loinge, a play about the Titanic, written and directed by Hugh and Louise Carr in the Town Hall Warrenpoint on Thursday 19 April. The cast features 25 Club members under the age of 12. The award winning play at Newry Irish Drama Festival won four awards including Best Overall Production.

Go Games Tournament

St. Peter’s GAA Club hosted a well attended Go Games Tournament for U-12 players on Sunday past at Pairc Liam Uí Ír. Participating Clubs included Attical, Annaclone, Drumgath and Glasdrumman with host side Warrenpoint fielding two teams, Warrenpoint Gaels and Warrenpoing Ogs. The young players performed well on the field of play in keeping with the Go Games ethos of healthy competition and respect for all. Next Sunday, 1 April, Warrenpoint U-12’s will take part in the Ballykelly Group South Down U-12 Go Games at Shamrocks, Newry. Participating teams include the host team Shamrock’s, Ballymartin and Bosco.

Hurling Week

Plans are at an advanced stage for the Easter Hurling Week which takes place from Monday 9 April to Friday 13 April at Milltown Playing Fields. Registration is at 10.15am daily with activities running until 12pm. The cost is £10 per child (maximum of £20 per family) or £2 per day. To register please contact Damien McConville on 07749 142304 or damien_mcconville@yahoo.co.uk.

Under 10 Hurling Skills Session

The Under 10 Hurlers travelled to Lavey, Co. Derry for a hurling skills event and match. Joe Mc Gurk, a member of the Loughguile All Ireland Club Hurling champions management team, shared his expertise and coaching skills with the juvenile hurlers and mentors. This was timely preparation for the first outdoor Hurling Blitz which takes place this Saturday, 31 March, in Clonduff for U 10 Hurlers.

Camogie Go Games Referees

Congratulations to Silín Murphy, Amy Freer, Caiomhe Burns, Megan McGivern and Meabh O’Hare who have recently qualified as Go Games referees.

County Representation at Under 21 Football

Well done to Cumann Pheadair Naofa Senior Footballer Ross McGarry who had a tremendous game against Antrim in the first round of the Ulster U-21 Championship. Ross tallied a score of 1-2 with Down winning the game 2-11 to Antrim’s 1-9.

Reserve Football.

Despite Warrenpoint’s optimism following their recent win against Saval in the ACPRL Division 2, they lost to Ballyholland in Round 3 on Sunday past in a home game. Warrenpoint had a great start with some good scoring and excellent link up play with the Blues forward line of Ronan Mc Mahon, Shea Curran and Sean Mc Loughlin receiving brilliantly placed long balls from Caolan Mc Loughlin and Ciaran Mc Cartan. In the second half Ballyholland dominated the game resulting in three unstoppable goals. These goals proved decisive and the final score was Warrenpoint 0-7 Ballyholland 3-7.

Ladies Gaelic Football Blitz in St. Dallan’s Primary School

The introduction to Ladies Gaelic Football Programme in St. Dallan’s Primary School, funded by Sport NI has been a tremendous success. Over the eight weeks, sixty four girls participated in the programme and have developed skills in Ladies Gaelic football. The finale of the programme takes place on Wednesday 28 March with an internal Ladies Gaelic Football Blitz in Clonallon Park. The programme was co-ordinated by Mrs Bronagh Daly, Head of PE at St. Dallan’s, Mr Brendan Rice, GAA Co-ordinator and Coaches Cormac Venny and Sarah Doran. Joanne Tinnelly from St. Peter’s GAA Club assisted with the coaching. Principal, Philomena Quinn thanked the coaches for the outstanding work which they have done in enhancing opportunities for girls in team sport in St. Dallan’s Primary School. She also thanked St. Peter’s GAA Club, Friends of St. Dallan’s and Sport NI for funding the project.

Underage Hurling in St. Dallan’s

Following the introduction of the highly successful coaching for P.6 and P.7 pupils as an extra curricular activity in St. Dallan’s Primary School, the Hurling Club has introduced hurling for P.4 and P.5 boys. This new initiative has seen large attendances of the younger boys in St. Dallan’s. On Thursday 22nd March, past pupil and County Hurler Micheal Cunningham visited the training where he gave the boys a display of skillful hurling. The event was greatly enjoyed by the P.4 and P.5 boys. Hurling coaching continues in St. Dallan’s on Thursday’s from 3pm – 4pm for P.4 and P.5 boys and on Friday for P.6 and P.7 boys.

Congratulations Ryan.

Congratulations to Club member Ryan O’ Hare who won £2,000 in the Down GAA Clubs March Draw.

Pointer Youth Night.

St. Peter’s GAA Club Pointer Youth Leadership Group have organised a Youth Club night for P4 to P7 (inclusive) in the Clubrooms, Mary Street on Friday 30 March from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. The young people will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of games including pool, ping pong and board games. Admission is £1.

For further information contact Club P.R.O. Anne McCormack:-
Tel: 028 41773186 or 07808946182 E-mail: pro.warrenpoint.down@gaa.ie
Fax: 028 41754994


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