Carrickcruppen club notes – 23rd April 2012
CARRICKCRUPPEN 1-10 WOLFE TONES 0-9
Carrickcruppen travelled the long journey to the shores of Lough Neagh on Wednesday night last to take on Wolfe Tones and came home with the two points in what had been somewhat a mediocre performance and not the same free flowing football that they played last weekend. A Stephen Harold point opened the scoring and further points from Ryan Lewis, Declan Carville and Seamus Hughes had Cruppen three in front before a couple of points from the home side reduced the deficit to a point at the interval. Carrickcruppen dominated the opening stages of the second have and points from James Loughran, Nathan Bradley, Declan Carville and BillyJoe Padden had 5 points between the two teams. Cruppen team decided to push the self-destruct button being over elaborate in the pass, going for goals and in general taking the wrong option and allowed Wolfe Tones to score 6 unanswered points to go a point in the lead. A James Loughran goal and points from BillyJoe Padden and Cathal O’Grady effectively ended the game as a contest to leave four points in it at the final whistle.
CARRICKCRUPPEN 1-10 BALLYMACNAB 1-12
Cruppen’s indifferent start to the 2012 league campaign continued losing away to Ballymacnab on Sunday going down in the end by two points. Ballymacnab got off to a flying start scoring 1-3 before Cruppen where to register a score. There pointed frees from Declan Carville brought Carrickcruppen briefly back into the game before Ballymacnab extended their lead by kicking another five points to no reply and lead 1-8 to 0-3 at half-time. Cruppen rallied strong at the start of the second half and points from Stephen Harold (2), Declan Carville (2 frees) and Seamus Hughes had Cruppen just 3 behind. Ballymacnab again extended their lead to six points when Declan Carville rounded the goalkeeper to score a goal from Cruppen, Seamus Hughes scored Carrickcruppen last point of the game and end on a scoreline of Ballymacnab 1-12 Carrickcruppen 1-10. In a game that had shown all good and evil in Gaelic Football with some great periods of play and some not so great! First half performance simply wasn’t good enough, Second half Carrickcruppen totally dominated but shooting let them down in the end kicking wide after wide.
Next up is the re-arranged home fixture against Cullaville on Friday night with a 7pm throw-in, the first game against Cullaville was abandoned due to an injury to the referee.
Carrickcruppen first game in the Armagh Reserve League is away to Whitecross on Wednesday night. All available players are asked to be at the field for 6pm.
A new fundraising initiative has commenced this week with the club looking for GAA experts to correctly predict the four provincial winners and All-Ireland champions for 2012 in Football. This is a novel way of maintaining an interest in all provincial championships this year as you can keep an eye out on how your selected county get on in their province. Tickets are £1 per entry and the prize for winning is £100. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket or can even help out be selling a card of 20 are asked to contact any committee member. So come on you know it all’s get your £1 out and see how far you get on!
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.
DECLAN IS ULSTER BOXING CHAMPION
Congratulations go out to talented Under 14 footballer Declan Rafferty who recently won an Ulster Medal in Boxing. Well Done Declan!
Orders are now being taken for Club merchandise such as jerseys, hoodies and Carrickcruppen gloves. Anyone wishing to order any merchandise are asked to contact Barbara Beattie, Jennifer Kelly or Claire McArdle who will be at the Under 8 and Under 10 training on Friday night.
There was no match 3 number winners and next week’s jackpot stands at £1950.00. The winning numbers was 3, 20, 21 and 22. 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.
All in the Carrickcruppen community had been shocked to learn of the recent deaths of Josie Kearns, Dympna Frizell and Anne McDermott, all of whom had connections with the club. Josie Kearns from the Green Road died after a long illness, her sons Jim, John and Kevin all played football for Carrickcruppen, Jim was also an underage coach, John is club solicitor and also sponsor. Her daughter Teresa was also youth club leader.
Dympna Frizell also has long association with Carrickcruppen with sons Andrew, David and Simon all playing football for the club, David is involved with the underage coaching and Simon was a committee member and worker for the club.
Anne McDermott from Fr. Cullen Park in Bessbrook died on Friday night and is an aunt of former Chairperson Kate Loughran. May they rest in peace.
Anyone wishing to have put anything in the Club notes are asked to do so by email Carrickcruppenpro@gmail.com or by contacting Brenda Hughes on 07773386457 or Anthony Keenan on 07857957527.
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