St Peters club notes – 9th April 2012

Declan McAteer Posted by
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
GAA Club News and Events

Knockbridge too hot for ‘Point Hurlers

Knockbridge Senior Hurlers proved themselves too hot for host team St. Peter’s, Warrenpoint in a very competitive, but sporting Tain Ulster Hurling league game played at Pairc Liam Ui Ir on Saturday afternoon. Knockbridge got off to a great start, and totally dominated the opening half, with the half-time score being 0-3 to 1-10.

Warrenpoint re-organised at the start of the second half, with Mark Rafferty moving to centre half back, and Micheal Cunningham going to centre-half forward. The ‘Point played much better in the second half, and perhaps were unlucky not to score at least two goals. Indeed, Warrenpoint matched their opponents score in the second half, with the final score being 0-13 t0 3-14. Best for the Blues were goalkeeper Liam Boyle, full-back Chris Teague and left-half back Liam Rice. Both teams now advance to the semi-final stage of the League Competition.

The Point Gets Jiggy – Update

Due to popular demand and a now sold out first show on Saturday 21 April, The Point Get’s Jiggy dancers will now perform in a second show on Sunday 22 April 2012, in The Whistledown Hotel, Warrenpoint. This show will begin at 6 30pm to allow children to attend. Tickets are priced £8 and can be obtained from any dancer or committee member.

Injury has made an appearance again and this time Matthew Teague has had to retire his dancing shoes for a cast instead. Unfortunately Matthew broke his leg last week and can no longer dance. Matthew is being replaced by fellow hurler Mickey O’Sullivan. Hopefully this will be 3rd time lucky for his partner Aoife Burns who has lost partners Conor D’arcy and Matthew due to injury. We wish both dancers a speedy recovery.

Great Win for Under-16 Camogs

Warrenpoint Under-16 Camogs won in their first match of the season when they took on Mayobridge / Aghaderg on Tuesday 3 April at Milltown Playing Fields.

The match started with a slight fall of snow which soon culminated in a snow storm reducing visibly greatly. However Warrenpoint did not let the weather defeat them and continued on to a fantastic 8-06, 0-01 win. This is a great start to the season for a team which comprises a lot of young but talented players and is hopefully a sign of great things to come.

Coaching Session by running coach Kookie O’ Hagan

St. Peter’s GAA Club Football section are hosting an internal Club coaching session delivered by renowned running coach Kookie O Hagan in Pairc Liam Úi Ir on Wednesday 11 April at 7pm. All club coaches are invited to attend. The aim of the coaching session is to observe best practice in coaching styles and this event is also open to players and those interested in learning from a top class athletics coach.

Amy Freer – Player of the Match Award.

Congratulations to St. Mark’s High School on winning the U14 Down Schools’ Camogie Final defeating Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s Knock, 6-6 to 1-1. St. Peter’s Camogie Player, Amy Freer was selected Player of the Match for her outstanding team performance and demonstration of superb camogie skills.

Pointer Youth Leadership Group.

St. Peter’s GAA Club Pointer Youth Leadership Group enjoyed a very productive team building session at LaserTag in The Fun House , Newry on Thursday 5 April. The Pointer Group under the guidance of the Pointer Steering Group, led by Ann Mc Geeney and Katrina Kernan are making a significant contribution to recreational activities for the younger members of St. Peter’s GAA Club. Following on from the success of the recent Pointer Youth Evening for P4 to P7 pupils, the Pointer Youth Leadership Group will host another Youth Club night on Friday 27 April from 7.30pm until 9pm in the Clubrooms, Mary Street.

Reserve Footballers Lose To Bredagh.

Following a tremendous win against Kilcoo last week end, Warrenpoint Reserve footballers lost to Bredagh in an away game on Saturday evening. Despite a depleted panel, due to injury, St. Peter’s put up a spirited attempt with the final score Bredagh 3-15, Cumann Pheadair Naofa 0-10.

U10’s Commence Match Season.

Cumann Pheadair Naofa U10 Gaels and Ogs got their season off to a good start with both teams drawing against Rostrevor on Saturday last. The Warrenpoint Gaels and Ogs displayed promising skill and flair for their first game. The U10 team management is optimistic that the large panel who are showing commitment will perform well in the coming months.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to club players who sustained injuries recently. Ardal Murray broke his hand in two places whilst training a fortnight ago. Frank Aiken broke his wrist in an U-16 Football match. We wish both Ardal and Frank speedy recoveries.

Over 35’s Football.

St. Peter’s Over 35s footballers play Carrickcruppin on Saturday 14 April in Pairc Liam Úi Ir, Moygannon at 3pm.

Coffee Morning

Warrenpoint Camogie hosted a very successful coffee morning and cake sale on Saturday morning last which saw large numbers visiting the Clubrooms, Mary Street for a cup of tea and the opportunity to purchase Easter cakes.

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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