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Senior Men

For the second week running our senior men were on the road, this time away to Culloville on Friday night and they returned home as winners by six points, 1 - 12 to 0 - 9.

An early Paul O’Rourke free got the Shane’s off the mark, with home side replying soon after before they edged in front in the tenth minute with their second point. A second Shane’s free, this time from Connaire Mackin, levelled things up but Culloville replied immediately to put them back in front only for Raymie Fitzpatrick to tie the game again with a well taken score. Mark McCabe, having recovered from early an early knock to the head, put the away side in front in the twentieth minute but two pointed frees from Culloville saw they them lead by one at the end of a very stop-start first-half.

The sides swapped points in the opening minutes of the second-half with Connaire Mackin on target for the Shane’s before the sides registered a free each, Paul O’Rourke getting the score for the away side. From the resulting kick-out Mark McCabe pounced on a poor clearance from the Culloville keeper and fired in a shot which looked to be heading for the top corner of the net but the keeper redeemed himself and pulled off a brilliant one-handed save to keep his side in front. Another Paul O’Rourke free had the Camlough side back on level terms and they went two in front just before the second-half water break courtesy of great points from the McCabe brothers, Mark and Greg. Culloville made it a one point game again with their eighth point before Connaire Mackin rose highest in midfield to fetch the ball and powered forward to fire it over the bar and restore his team’s two point advantage. This score gave the Shane’s a tremendous boost and further long range scores from Ryan McCabe and Paul O’Rourke put them four to the good with less than five minutes of normal time remaining. In the fourth minute of injury time Culloville got back to within three but the Matthew Girvan made the game safe a minute later when he raised the green flag to seal a six point win for the Shane’s, 1 - 12 to 0 - 9.

Culloville is never an easy place to go and get a result but the lads dug deep on Friday to get the win, especially with their regular full-back line of Donal Austin, Michael McParland and Nathan Morgan all ruled out. However, credit must go to Paudie Hillen and the Garvey brothers, Michael and Paddy, who all stepped up and put in great performances.

Next up is a home game against Whitecross next Friday night.

Senior Ladies

Our senior ladies travelled to Silverbridge on Saturday night hoping to pick up their first win of the league campaign and they did just that, recording a six point win, 3 - 8 to 1 - 8.

The torrential rain which fell throughout the match made for very difficult playing conditions but credit must go to both sets of players for serving up an entertraining game of football.

An early Silverbridge point was quickly cancelled out by close range score from Aoibheann Jones before the same player fired to the net to put the Shane’s three in front. Silverbridge reduced the deficit to two soon after only for Sinead McDonnell to pop over a great point to keep the Shane’s out in front. Two points in a row from the home side left just the minimum between the teams before Silverbridge hit the back of the net to lead by two. Louise Kenny then pointed for the Shane’s before Aoibheann Jones rattled the net again to put the Camlough girls back in front and they finished the half the stronger side and further points from Tara Byrne and Blaithin Mackin gave them a four point half-time advantage, 2 - 5 to 1 - 4.

An early Blaithin Mackin point in the second-half increased the Shane’s advantage to five but Silverbridge got the next two points to keep themselves right in the game. The away side then recorded their third goal of the contest when some great work from the impressive Aoibheann Jones set up Sinead McDonnell to fire low to the net and put the Shane’s six to the good. The sides swapped two points apiece in the closing stages of the game, Blaithin Mackin on target twice, and the Shane’s ran out winners by six, 3 - 8 to 1 - 8.

Grange are the senior ladies opponents next Saturday evening in Camlough.

U17 Boys

Our U17 boys amalgamation of Patrick Rankins were in Culloville last Monday to play O’Doirnin Blues. It was an entertaining affair with both sides playing some good attacking football but it was the home side who were more accurate in front of goal and they ran out winners in the end. Next up for the U17 boys is a home game against Loughgilly Gaels on Monday night at 7.15pm in Camlough.

U16.5 Girls

Our U16.5 girls were in Dromintee last Monday night for their second league outing of the year and they were hoping to build on their previous weeks win. Unfortunately they came up against a very good Dromintee team who played the better football on the night to claim the win. The girls return to action on Monday night away to Killeavy.

U15 Boys

The U15 boys amalgamation of Patrick Rankins played Dromintee on Thursday night in Correnshigo. This was their first competitive outing of the year and after a rusty start they went on to dominate the game before eventually running out deserved winners. The lads were back in action on Saturday afternoon away to Culloville and they put in another decent performance to run winners and make it two wins from two games.

U14.5 Girls

Our U14.5 girls entertained their Killeavy counterparts on Thursday night and despite putting in a brave performance they came up against a Killeavy side who were much stronger on the night, and they ran out deserved winners.

U13 Boys

Our U13 boys made the short journey to Carrickcruppen last Tuesday evening for their opening league fixture of the year. Both teams were evenly matched throughout and they went into the half-time interval all square, Shane’s 4 - 5 Carrickcruppen 3 - 8. The second-half continued be closely fought with the sides going almost score for score but it was Carrickcruppen who edged ahead in the final minutes to eventually win by seven, 4 - 19 to 6 - 6. The lads have no game this week before they return to league action on Tuesday 11th August at home to Killeavy.

U11’s

Our U11’s had their first game of the season on Sunday morning away to Forkhill. In what was a high scoring contest the young Shane’s put in a great performance and ran out strong winners.

U9’s

Our young U9’s are at home next Saturday, 8th August against SIlverbridge at 10.00am.

U7’s

Our U7’s are also in action next Saturday morning at 10.00am, away to Shamrock Gaels.

Underage Training Schedule

U5’s: Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm

U7’s: Wednesday 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.

Club Lotto

Our club lotto starts back tomorrow night, Monday 3rd August. The jackpot stands at £5700 and and tickets are available from Camlough Post Office or from any committee member. 

New Club Jersey

Our new club jersey is available to order online in men’s, ladies and kids sizes from www.oneills.com

 

 

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