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Nursery & Primary Football Training: Please note that there will be no training for our Nursery and Primary 1 footballers next week due to St Mark’s being closed – training will resume as usual on Sunday 25th July.

U7 Football: The U7s made the trip out to Rostrevor on Sunday morning (11th July) to play some matches. It was great to see so many kids out representing the Super Blues and even better to see the skills on show...some great kicking, toe-picks, toe-taps, tackling and scoring. The future is bright! A big thank you to the coaches and parents who came out to show their support.

U11 Boys' Football: It was a busy week for our U11 Footballers with two matches played within five days. On Tuesday 6th July, the Warrenpoint boys made the short trip to Mayobridge to take on an energetic 'Bridge team. After an even opening to the game, the young 'Point side settled down and played some lovely attacking football. The hosts however had some great passages of play themselves to take a one-point lead at half time.

The young Blues realised they had a real battle on their hands and rolled up their sleeves in the 3rd quarter to play their best football of the season so far to take a commanding lead.

Mayobridge refused to lie down however and chipped away at the lead. In a nail-biting finish the Warrenpoint boys dug deep and held out for a well-deserved victory of 2-7 to 1-7. Hats off to both teams for a thoroughly entertaining match. 

Under 11 Boys Football: The Under 11s also made the visit to Pairc Esler on Sunday 11th July to take on their Newry Shamrock counterparts. Playing into the breeze, the young Point lads fell behind to an early goal and were it not for some wayward shooting from the home team could have been further behind. The boys really got going around the 10-minute mark and took some great scores and also defended resolutely.

In the second half the Blues were aided by the breeze and really made the advantage count to run out handsome winners. Well done boys and a special thank you to all of the parents who come out in all weather to support this committed young bunch!

U13 Boys' Football: On Tuesday 6th July, the U13s welcomed Annaclone to Milltown in the second league play-off match. The match was a tense affair with both teams playing great football.  In the first period the teams went score for score, however, after the first water break Annaclone took the lead which they held at half time. 

Once again, this group of young Blues showed great determination and skill to overturn the deficit and took the lead, a lead that they kept until the final whistle. The coaches would like to thank the large number of supporters who cheered on the boys in blue to a deserved victory.

*PLEASE NOTE: The U13 League-decider game vs Tullylish originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday 13th July will now be played at a later date.

Hurling News

Seniors agonising defeat in final minutes of close encounter

Clonduff 2-15 V Cumann Pheadaír Naofa 2-10

What an absolute nerve shredding final ten minutes this match turned out to be! The last time these two sides met, almost a year ago the Yellas had a comfortable fourteen-point win.

But having stayed in Div1 and grown used to the intensity of the challenge Sean Mallon, Tom Daly & Liam Boyle had brought the sea-siders on to the next level.

Missing at least five/six key starting players through injury, the management gave senior starting debuts to young starlets Jake McNabb & James Murray, who did not disappoint.

Playing with a breeze in the first half points from Oisín Kelly, Cathal Fagan & Tomás Magill saw the blues take the lead midway through the first half. Unfortunately, Matthew Teague had to retire through injury, but the introduction of Tiernan Murphy gave a fresh impetus to a stalling half-forward line and it wasn’t long before he gave the Clonduff backline another problem to solve. Kevin McCullough, Fagan & Murphy gave the visitors a two-point lead at half time & the momentum they richly deserved, Clonduff 0-6 Cumann Pheadaír Naofa 0-8.

Playing against the wind in the second half the fear of Paddy Brannigans’ powerful runs at defence and the threat of Chrissy Hynes frees were now a bigger problem to worry about. Hynes, finished with an impressive five placed ball scores on the day, whilst Brannigan mirrored that from play over the hour. Clonduff had opted for the long ball into the blues fourteen, in an effort to cut out the Warrenpoint’s half backs of Conan O’Neill, Mark Murtagh & Mark Rafferty who were outstanding in the first half and rarely put a foot wrong throughout the hour. Warrenpoint battled hard and had stand out players throughout the field, none more so than Ali Higgins, starting at full forward he moved out the field as the game progressed and even though he failed to score, he peppered the Clonduff backs with well-timed passes and brought many of the blues forwards alive with the quality of his passes and was constantly a threat when in possession.

As we entered the final quarter the game was evenly balanced as Clonduff nervously held a two-point lead, 1-12 to 1-10. Within moments of the restart, Cuman Pheadaír Naofa’s Murphy had the sliotar in the back of the net as the game approached its finale. The blues were now in front, but once more a Hynes free and two quick Brannigan points gave the hosts the advantage. With only minutes left to play Clonduff won a twenty-metre side-line and as the sliotar travelled to the blues six-yard box, Oran Wilson flicked it past Anthony O’Brien to give the home side a five-point victory.

Scorers: C Fagan 0-6, T Murphy 1-1, N McParland 1-0, O Kelly 0-1, T Magill 0-1, K McCullough 0-1

U13s win comfortably at home

Patrick Rankins 8-8 V Craobh Rua 0-1

Patrick Rankins faced Craobh Rua on Friday night knowing they were up against a tough opposition after narrowly losing out a few weeks ago.

Charlie Phelan opened the scoring with a goal, followed by a Jamie Lock point. Rankins kept up the pressure with some great skill and teamwork on display.

In goals Oliver Murdock pulled off several great saves and further scores from Danny Doyle left a halftime score of 3-4 to 0-1.

Patrick Rankins pushed on with Eoin Campbell and Jason Duffy, along with Niall McManus, Tiernan Fitzpatrick and Eoin Gorman shutting down the visitors attacks as quick as they started. The midfield pairing of Doyle and Ciaran McMahon left their counterparts often chasing shadows, whilst the half forwards gave plentiful supply of the sliotar to a potent full forward line.

Team: Jason Duffy, Eoin Campbell, Niall McManus, Tiernan Fitzpatrick, Eoin Gorman, Danny Doyle (2-5), Ciaran McMahon, Malachi Sherwin, Senan Rogan, Conal Gallagher (1-0), Jamie Lock (2-3), Charlie Phelan (2-0), Danny McManus, Oliver Murdock. 

Camogie News

On Saturday the U13 Camogs travelled to Kilclief were they showed up to play. Lead by Fíanna Murney the girls displayed teamwork as well their growing confidence in themselves and each other. Both Kate McCafferty and Emily McFerran kept the sliotar in the Warrenpoint territory throughout the match. Shannon Quinn and Lacey Close we’re strong on defence.  Fitting right into the team was Sive McCoy having her debut match. Alicia Jones scored 2-1. Abigail Naughton scored 2-0. Olivia McFerran scored 1-0. Fíanna Murney scored 1-0 and Tegan Carvill scored 0-1. Defeating Kilclief with the final score of 6-2 to 2-1. The girls final match before the U13 championships is at home next Saturday @11:00 v Kilcool. Come on out to support the girls.



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