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Senior Men

Our senior men put in massive performance on Sunday afternoon away to St Paul’s to record a vitally important win, 2 – 12 to 2 – 11.

The sides swapped points in the opening five minutes with the returning Paul O’Rourke getting the Shane’s opening score before a high ball into the Shane’s square was fisted to the net, and St Paul’s led by three. A further two points saw them increase their advantage to five before a surging run by Kristian Magill saw him finish low the net to leave just two between them, but a further two St Paul’s points edged them further ahead again. A Connaire Mackin free was quickly cancelled out by a St Paul’s score and they followed this up with their seventh point of the half to lead by five again but a late first-half point from Paul O’Rourke saw the Shane’s go into the half-time break four in arrears, 1 - 7 to 1 – 3.

The Shane’s made the better start to the second period and had two points on the scoreboard within the first five minutes courtesy of a free from Connaire Mackin and a long-range effort from David McCabe. St Paul’s replied with a point of their own before two frees from Connaire Mackin left just the minimum between the sides but St Paul’s raised their second green flag minutes later to edge four ahead. However, the Shane’s responded with three points in a row, two from Connaire Mackin and the other from Ryan Quinn, to keep the game right in the balance. A pointed free from St Paul’s nudged them two in front only for Connaire Mackin to reduce the deficit to just one with a great score but a tenth point from St Paul’s kept them at arm’s length. With thirty minutes on the clock the Shane’s hit the front for the first time in the contest when a driving run from Greg McCabe saw him find Paul O’Rourke in front of goal and O’Rourke made no mistake in finding the net. The same player slotted over a brilliant point almost immediately to give the Shane’s a two-point advantage but with the game deep into injury time St Paul’s reduced the deficit to just one. The home side fought hard to get back on level terms but the Shane’s players to a man dug deep to hold on to claim a narrow, but fully deserved one-point win, 2 – 12 to 2 – 11.

Wednesday night sees the lads host Tir na nÓg in the last game of the league season and they will be hoping to put in a similar performance to Sunday’s.

U16 Girls

Last Monday night saw our U16 girls put in a brilliant performance to defeat their Dromintee counterparts. The girls played some brilliant football and took some great scores to run out deserving wins. 

U14 Boys

Our U14 boy’s amalgamation of Patrick Rankins took on Carrickcruppen last Tuesday night in their first game since returning from the Féile. The young Rankins hit the front in the opening the minutes and they went on to totally dominate proceedings and run out comfortable winners.

U12 Girls

Our U12 girls have a league game on Tuesday night at home to Carrickcruppen at 7.30pm.

Well Done

Well done to the Armagh Senior Ladies who recorded a fantastic win over Cork on Saturday, particularly our own Blaithin Mackin who picked up the Player of the Match award. Best wishes also to her sister Aimee who picked an injury during the game.

Charity Football Match

The O’Brien family are hosting a charity football match on Saturday 17th August at 4.00pm in Newry Showgrounds. The match is in aid of the Children’s Heart Beat Trust and the teams will be competing for the Isla Mae O’Brien Cup.
We asking everyone to come along to the game and support a very worthwhile cause.

Lotto

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 12, 21, 23 & 25. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The lotto jackpot is slowly but surely creeping up and now stands at an impressive £4,100. 

 

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