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Senior Men

Our senior men put another two league points on the board on Friday night with an impressive 1 - 14 to 0 - 8 home win over Whitecross.

Whitecross opened the scoring in the second minute with Ryan Cabe replying for the Shane’s soon after before points from the Mackin brothers, Ciaran and Connaire, edged the home side in front. A pointed free from Paul O’Rourke kept the scoreboard moving for the Shane’s before Greg McCabe tagged another score put his side four to the good after twenty minutes. Just after the first-half water-break the Shane’s increased their advantage to seven when Matthew Girvan finished a great flowing move by firing the ball low past the Whitecross keeper before Connaire Mackin sailed over a great long-range free. With the game entering first-half stoppage time Whitecross recorded just their second point and go in at half-time seven points in arrears, 1 - 6 to 0 - 2.

Whitecross scored the first point of the second period before the sides swapped frees, with Connaire Mackin on target for the Camlough side. The Shane’s then hit five points in as many minutes, the scores coming courtesy of Paul O’Rourke, David McCabe, Mark McCabe, Eamon McCabe and Matthew Girvan before Whitecross popped over two points in a row to leave nine between them. Both sides then exchanged two points apiece, both the Shane’s scores coming from Ciaran Mackin, to leave the home side winners on a score-line of 1 - 14 to 0 - 8.

This was undoubtedly the Shane’s best performance of the season so far and will give them great confidence as they head into next week’s championship game against Clan na Gael. That game will take place next Friday night, 14th August at 7.00pm in Pearse Ógs and admittance to the game will be by ticket only. For those who have ordered tickets for the game please keep an eye on our social media for details on when tickets can be collected.

Senior Ladies 

Grange were the visitors to Camlough on Saturday night to take on our senior ladies and was the Shane’s who claimed the win on a score-line of 4 - 12 to 1 - 10.

The Shane’s girls began brightly and went ahead early on through points from Aoibheann Jones and Blaithin Mackin, with Grange replying with their opening point of the game. Further points from Blaithin Mackin and Sorcha McDonnell put the Shane’s four up before the very impressive Rachel McCabe beat the Grange keeper from close range to raise the green flag and put her side firmly in control. Sorcha McDonnell and Blaithin Mackin registered a further point each to put the Shane’s eight to the good before Brianna Mathers pulled a magnificent one-handed save to tip a goal bound effort over the bar. This score was quickly cancelled out by a great point from the boot of Sinead McDonnell to keep the score-board ticking over before Brianna Mathers was called into action again, this saving at the feet of her Grange opponent to prevent a certain goal. The away side popped over two points on the trot to leave just six between them but the Shane’s finished the half on a high following a goal and a point from Blaithin Mackin to lead by ten at the break.

Two early second-half points kept Grange in the game but the Shane’s upped their game again with Aoibheann Jones netting the Shane’s third goal of the contest, with Blaithin Mackin following up soon after with a brilliant range effort. The Shane’s then introduced Aimee Mackin into the fray after a year out following a cruciate injury and with almost her first touch of the ball she fired the ball to the net and put the home side well ahead. Further points from Aoibheann Jones and Moya Feehan stretched the Shane’s advantage, with Grange responding with two points of their own before Aimee Mackin notched up her side’s twelfth point of the game. To their credit Grange kept battling right to the final whistle and in the closing stages they scored a goal and a point to leave the final score 4 - 12 to 1 - 10 in favour of the Shane’s.

This result and overall performance will give the girls a great confidence boost as they head into next Saturday night’s championship tie against Crossmaglen. That game is scheduled to throw-in at 7.00pm next Saturday, 15th August in Camlough.

U17 Boys

Our U17 boys amalgamation of Patrick Rankins played Loughgilly Gaels last Monday night in Camlough and ran out comfortable winners. The Rankins went ahead early and went on to dominate the game and play some brilliant football to pick up their first league points of the season.

U16.5 Girls

Our U16.5 girls travelled to Killeavy last Monday night where they came up against a very strong home side, and it was Killeavy who won the game on the night.

U15 Boys

Our U15 boys amalgamation of Patrick Rankin’s were involved in a high scoring and very entertaining game against Carrickcruppen on Thursday night. Both teams played some great attacking football but unfortunately for the young Rankin’s it was the home team who ran out winners by 4 points, 5 - 12 to 5 - 8.

Underage Training Schedule

U5’s: Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm

U7’s: Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm

U9’s: Wednesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm

U11’s: Wednesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm

U12 Girls: Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Friday 7.00pm - 8.00pm

U13 Boys: Friday 7.00pm - 8.00pm

U14 Girls: Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Friday 7.00pm - 8.00pm

U15 Boys: Monday 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Saturday 10.30am - 12.00pm

U16 Girls: Monday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Friday 7.00pm - 8.00pm

U17 Boys: Monday 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Saturday 10.30am - 12.00pm

All current players at all age groups are asked to take note of their training times and all new boys and girls at any of the above age groups are welcome to come along.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to our long serving club and committee member Gareth McLoughlin, and our current senior footballer Nathan Morgan who are both recovering at home following short spells in hospital.

Club Lotto

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 10, 21, 27 & 28. There were no jackpot winners and 3 x match three winners. The jackpot now  stands at an impressive £5800 and and tickets are available from Camlough Post Office or from any committee member.

 

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