St Peters club notes – 16th April 2012
Hurling Week A Tremendous Success
The hurling week hosted by St. Peter’s GAA Club in Milltown playing fields over the Easter week was a tremendous success. Over fifty participants from the ages of 6 to 12 took part in action packed training and coaching sessions. The coaching was co-ordinated by Damien McConville along with St. Peter’s county players Micheal Cunningham and Matthew Teague. Current Antrim Camogie Manager, Joe Baldwin also joined the coaching team. Commenting on the success of the week, Hurling Club Chairman, Declan Doyle said that the popularity of the hurling week was evidence of the enthusiastic participation of juvenile members of St. Peter’s GAA Club in hurling.
U-14 Down Football Feile
Cumann Pheadair Naofa U-14 Football Team were narrowly defeated by An Riocht in the final of the Down Feíle held on Easter Monday. Both teams displayed skill and determination in a highly competitive game, leaving Warrenpoint down just 2 points at the final whistle.
Kookie O’Hagan Coaching Course
There was a large attendance of St. Peter’s GAA Club coaches and mentors at the observation training session with renowned coach Kookie O’Hagan in Pairc Liam Uí Ír on Wednesday 11 April. Kookie was joined by six times All Ireland running Champion, Aisling Crossan. During the coaching session, Kookie shared his extensive knowledge of coaching techniques which were in turn demonstrated by Aisling Crossan and under age members from St. Peter’s GAA Club. The football committee under the chairmanship of Liam Howlett were fulsome in their praise of the valuable advice provided at the coaching session which will hopefully translate into best practice in coaching in St. Peter’s GAA Club.
‘The Point Gets Jiggy’
Following the sell out of tickets for ‘The Point Gets Jiggy’ in the Whistledown Hotel on Saturday 20 April, ticket demand for the second night on Sunday 21 April has reached fever pitch. Players, members and officers of all ages are busy perfecting their series of original and unique Irish dances. ‘The Points Gets Jiggy’ promises to be a unique, colourful and entertaining event. To book tickets, please contact Cultural Officer Aisling Mc Givern.
There was a large attendance at the Easter Ceili in the Clubrooms, Mary Street on Friday 13 April. The music was provided by Cathal McAnulty. The Ceili and music
were greatly enjoyed by dancers of all ages and all abilities, with Catherine Mc Anulty sharing her dancing expertise with the new ceili and set dancers. Aisling McGivern, Cultural Officer said that this was the first of a series of Ceilis to be hosted in the Clubrooms, promoting Irish dancing and set dancing within the Club for all club members.
St. Peter’s win First Match of ACFL Div 2
Cumann Pheadair Naofa Senoir football team played their first match of the ACFL Division 2 against Kilclief on Friday 13 April .At a sunny Pairc Liam Ui Ir, CPN got off to a bright start, with Gabby Smith slotting over the first point of the game, from a free. After some good team work, Ryan Boyle put the Blues two points in front. Kilclief then scored from two frees. Michael Morgan, staring at number 14 for the Blues, scored a brilliant goal. Further points, all from play, by Ruiair Cowan, Gabby Smith, John Boyle and Ross Mc Garry and a free and a point from play from Kilclief, left the score at half time CPN 1-08 to 0-04.
Both teams commenced the second half in strong form with Ruairi Cowan opening the scoring with a fine point followed quickly by a goal from Kilclief. Great marking by Gary Morgan secured a further score by Ross Mc Garry
The Blues looked comfortable from Tom Franklin in nets, steady in defence from Conor Cole, Ciaran Mc Cartan and Ryan Mc Aleenan. With every chance he got Ryan Boyle was attacking from the half back line linking up with his brother John with great effect. The Blues started to pull away again. Ross Mc Garry got 6 points in a row 3 from play and 3 from frees on which was nearly on the half way line. Another 2 frees from Kilclief was their lot for the day. The final score was Cumann Pheadair Naofa 1-16, Kilclief 1-07.
ACPRL Division 2
St. Peter’s Reserve Football team won their ACPRL match against Tullylish. The final score was Cumann Pheadair Naofa 3-11, Tullylish 1-11.
Over 35’s Football.
In the first of several over 35’s Football Challenge Games, St. Peter’s won 2-15 to Carrickcruppen 2-11.
Under 10 Football.
Cumann Pheadair Under 10 Footballers participated in the Go Games Blitz hosted in Burren on Saturday last. St. Peter’s Gaels and Ogs both performed strongly and displayed some very good footballing skills.
Croke Park Activity Day for Down Under 12’s
Down GAA brought 96 U-12 players from hurling and football to Croke Park on 11 April for a Go Games Activity Day. St. Peter’s U-12’s were represented by Peter
Sweeney (football) and Mike Lennon (hurling). During the day the U-12’s had an opportunity to play on Croke Park during which time children representing every Club in the county participated in small sided games of Hurling and Gaelic football. The day also included a tour of the Croke Park Stadium and museum. Congratulations and well done to Peter Sweeney and Mike Lennon on being selected from St. Peter’s GAA Club to participate in the U12 Activity Day.
Mayor Charlie Casey to attend Titanic Play.
Mayor Charlie Casey is expected to attend St. Peter’s GAA Youth Irish Drama Group award winning play ‘An Bord Na Loinge’ a play about the Titanic,in the Town Hall, Warrenpoint on Thursday 19 April at 7.30pm. The play, written and directed by Hugh Carr and Louise Carr features a cast of 25 club members under the age of 12. All are welcome to attend.
Croke Park Trip for Juvenile Teams
St. Peter’s GAA Club U-12, U-14 and U-16 football teams travelled to Croke Park for the Kerry v Mayo and Down v Cork Allianz National League semi-finals on Sunday. The football teams enjoyed the occasion. Thanks to football secretary Eugene Gallagher for co ordinating the outing.
Hurling Donation to Cedar Foundation
Following the completion of the Easter Hurling week, Diarmuid McGivern, on behalf of St. Peter’s GAA Hurling Committee presented a cheque for £855 to Sinead Drummond, Deputy Head of Brain Injury Services for the Cedar Foundation, arising from the charity hurling game hosted on St. Stephen’s Day.
Kellogs Cúl Camp 2012
St. Peter’s GAA Club will host the annual Kellogs Cúl Camp from 13-17 August in Pairc Liam Ui Ir. The Cúl Camp is for boys and girls between the age of 6 and 13. To register log on to www.kellogsculcamps.gaa.ie
St. Peter’s GAA Club will also host a registration evening in June. For further information please contact Cúl Camp co ordinators, Aisling Mc Givern or Anne Mc Cormack.
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