Senior Ladies - Senior League Winners
Our senior ladies were crowned senior league winners on Saturday night following their five point win over Carrickcruppen in the Shane’s, 1 - 15 to 1 - 10, in what was a very entertaining game.
Shane O’Neill’s Senior Ladies: Armagh Senior League winners
Shane O’Neill’s Senior Ladies: Armagh Senior League winners
Carrickcruppen made the better start and with almost ten minutes on the clock they led 1 - 2 to no score before Aimee Mackin opened the Shane’s account with their first point of the game. Carrickcruppen replied almost immediately with another point to restore their five point advantage with Aimee Mackin hitting two points in a row to leave just three between them. The away side then scored a further two points to keep them out in front but another brace from Aimee Mackin kept the home side in touch with half-time fast approaching but it was Carrickcruppen who got the last point of the first-half to lead by four at the break, 1 - 6 to 0 - 5.
The Shane’s made a blistering start to the second-half and in the opening ten minutes Aimee Mackin slotted over four unanswered points to tie the game before the same player fielded a high ball, turned her marker and fired the ball to the net, and the Shane’s led for the first time. However, Carrickcruppen responded in great fashion and they got the next three points to tie the contest again at 1 - 9 apiece, and the game was right back in the melting pot. An Aimee Mackin point restored then Shane’s lead and Sorcha McDonnell followed this up with a great long effort to put them two to the good with less than fifteen left on the clock. The Shane’s girls sensed victory at this stage and led by the brilliant team captain Louise Kenny, they pushed for home and Blaithin Mackin increased their advantage to three with a well taken score. Young Rachel McCabe raised another white flag soon after and Aimee Mackin tagged on another point to leave her side five in front with time running out. Carrickcruppen reduced the deficit to just four with their tenth point of the game and they really piled on the pressure at this stage in an attempt to get back in the game but the Shane’s keeper, Brianna Mathers, and her entire defensive unit were superb as they repelled every Carrickcruppen attack as if their lives depended on it. Their efforts were rewarded as Aimee Mackin fired over the last point of the game to leave the Shane’s winners on a score-line of 1 - 15 to 1 - 10 and see them crowned senior league champions for 2020.
Louise Kenny, Shane O’Neill’s Captain, receives the senior league winners trophy from Sinead Reel
Louise Kenny, Shane O’Neill’s Captain, receives the senior league winners trophy from Sinead Reel
The league title is just reward for this group of girls and their manager Seamie McParland and his assistant Conor McKeown. Each and everyone of them have worked unbelievably hard all season and their effort and commitment has been second to none, and everyone at the club would like to congratulate them on their tremendous achievement.
The winning squad was Cliodhna Sloan, Ellen Hannaway, Chloe McAllister, Megan Hughes, Sorcha McDonnell, Tara Byrne, Hayley Mackin, Brianna Mathers, Sinead McDonnell, Emma Kenny, Orlaith McArdle, Ciara Jones, Kirsty Murphy, Paris Boswell, Ashling McKenna, Tara Reel, Caoimhe McKenna, Blaithin Mackin, Aimee Mackin, Moya Feehan, Dearbhla Carragher, Abbie McVerry, Hannah McMenamin, Louise Kenny (Capt.), Rachel McCabe, Jade Beattie, Caroline McMenamin, Aoibheann Jones, Dearbhla Byrne, Niamh Carragher.
Senior Men
Our senior men had no game at the weekend but they are back in league action next Sunday at home to St Paul’s.
Training for our U11’s takes place on Thursday evening from 7.00pm - 8.00pm at the field.
Training for our U9’s takes place on Thursday evening from 7.00pm - 8.00pm at the field.
Training for the U7’s takes place on Thursday evening from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Training for our U5’s continues on Tuesday evening at the field from 5.00pm - 6.00pm.
Congratulations to our club secretary Yasmin Mackin and her partner James Shannon on the birth of their new baby boy last Thursday.
New Gym
Work continued on our new gym facility began on Saturday and club would like to thank all the lads for continuing giving up their time to work on the project.
We would remind everyone using the club grounds that the new gym area is still a building site and to exercise care and caution in that area and not to enter the new is currently out of bounds.
Club Lotto
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 5, 7, 16 & 19. There were no jackpot winners and 4 x match three winners. The jackpot now  stands at an impressive £6,100 and tickets are available from Camlough Post Office or from any committee member.
The club would like to offer it’s sympathy to the family of Brian Jordan who passed away recently. Brian was the father of our Cairde member Stephanie Tyreman, and grandfather of our underage footballers Zak and Karl Tyreman.
May he rest in peace
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