Carrickcruppen club notes – 16th April 2012
MIXED FORTUNES FOR CARRICKCRUPPEN IN ALL COUNTY LEAGUE
Carrickcruppen 0-12 Clann Eireann 1-11
The Senior team travelled to Clann Eireann Park last Wednesday night for their second league fixture of the season and returned empty handed after a disappointing performance. Cruppen went into the interval with the scoreboard level on 5 points each with scores coming from Declan Carville (3 frees), Seamus Hughes and Stephen Harold. Mark Patton pointed from a free at the start of the second half to put the team a point in front before Clann Eireann scored a goal and three points without reply, Points from Barry Loughran and Seamus Hughes brought Cruppen back into it, Clann Eireann increased their lead with two more points, However a strong finish from Carrickcruppen with points from Declan Carville reduced the deficit to two points at the final whistle. It was a game we should have won. Discipline and taking the wrong options cost us on the night and if we can improve on these then there will be points picked up!
Carrickcruppen 1-15 Clan na Gael 1-8
What a difference a few days makes as Carrickcruppen comprehensively brushed aside the challenge of Clan na Gael on Sunday afternoon to register their first points of the campaign and banish the thoughts of the poor performance against Clann Eireann midweek. Cruppen dominated this game from the start with Declan Carville (3), Seamus Hughes and Cathal O’Grady all finishing off with fine scores after some great interchanges in play throughout the team. The direct free-flowing football at times was a joy to watch none more so than when Cathal O’Grady fired to the back of the net after some great play between Fiachra Bradley and Seamus Hughes. Further points from Declan Carville and Seamus Hughes had Cruppen 1-7 to 0-3 in front at the interval.
A Cathal O’Grady point opened the scoring for the home side at the start of the second half and Clans responded with two points. Billie-Joe Padden extended Cruppen’s lead with 3 excellent individual scores from distance, followed from a Niall Sexton point from play and two further free-kicks from Declan Carville. A mix up in the Carrickcruppen defence allowed Clans in for a soft goal which was deflected in off a defender and over the keepers head. Paul Cunningham scored the last point of the game and Cruppen had two points on the league table. A lot of improvement on the previous result against Clann Eireann and some great passages of play, although again the wrong decision in passing and slowing up the game often let Clans back in for scores when the more direct long ball should have been the option as this was working well for the team. Next up for Carrickcruppen is an away game to Wolfe Tones on Wednesday night at 7pm. Well Done Lads!!!!!
‘That’s Amore’ concert organised in aid of club funds took place at the Carrickdale Hotel on Saturday night last and everyone of the large crowd in attendance had been treated to a fabulous performance from each and everyone of the Artists on show. The club are deeply indebted to all of those artists who performed on the night and also to various local Businesses who supported this event. It is hoped that another concert of this nature can take place later on in the year. A special word of thanks goes out to Master of Ceremonies Mr. Michael Heeney who organised all the artists, everything went off very smoothly and a brilliant night was had by all!
Our Easter Camp was a resounding success for with over 100 children in attendance over the 4 days. We would like to thank all the club coaches who volunteered their services in making this camp a success, it was greatly appreciated. Work is now in progress to organise the Annual Summer Camp which will take place from Monday 23rd July to Friday 3rd August.
Training for U6’s, U8’s and U10’s will take place on Friday night in the field from 6:30pm til 8pm.
Training for U12’s will take place on Wednesday night in the field from 6:40pm til 8pm.
Training for U12, U14 and U16 girls will take in the field on Wednesday night at 6:30pm, Any girl’s that haven’t yet paid their £5.00 registration please pay at training or as soon as possible. Failure to pay registration fees means that a player cannot be considered for matches.
There is a game for the U16 girls on Monday night, all girls are asked to be at the field for 5:45pm with bus leaving at 6pm.
Training for U14’s boys take place on Monday night from 7pm til 8pm and on Thursday nights from 6:15pm til 7:30pm.
We are asking all children to bring £1 with them to cover the expenses of the training facilities.
There was five match 3 number winners and next week’s jackpot stands at £1850.00. The winning numbers was 3, 9, 14 and 26. The lotto provides the club with much needed income and if any member can help out on a weekly basis by either selling tickets or even by buying a few tickets they can contact Gerry McDonnell on 02830 839280.
There are Irish Dancing classes in the club every Tuesday and Thursday from aged 4 upwards. All levels of dancers and new participants are welcome. Anyone wishing to attend the Irish Dancing are asked to contact Sarah Barry on 07985589084.
The next Executive Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th April in the Clubrooms at 8:30pm sharp.
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