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Weekly Notes

November 8, 2018

* Last year sunshine and 22c heat. This year0c and freezing! Well the weather outside was frightful from last Friday. Somuch so that unfortunately we had to postpone our second Annual Spring LakeChallenge on Sunday past. Whilst this was very disappointing for everyone, thedecision was taken due to the conditions which affected the course andtravelling conditions. We will announce a new date for the event in due course throughwww.castlewellangac.com& www.athleticsni.org andother media outlets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

* The Coaching Course which was due tohave taken place last Saturday in the Club was also postponed due to theweather. We will arrange a new date for this after Easter. In the meantime wouldall coaches please prepare a list of the training equipment, balls and jerseys theymay have and bring them to the newly arranged date of this course and give thelist to Brian O'Neill.

* The Ulster Colleges Camogie All StarAwards were announced recently and we are delighted to see our own club memberAoife Keown along with Liatriom Fontenoys’ Aimee McAleenan being recognised andawarded the All-Star for her undoubted skill and dedication to the sport withThe Assumption Grammar Ballynahinch. Well done to Aoife & Aimee once again.

* Down Under 21 Footballers qualifiedfor the Ulster Championship semi final with a convincing win at the AthleticGrounds with a fine victory over Armagh. Michael Cunningham played his part ingoals only conceding very late in the game while David Gilmore came on in the20th minute of the game and had an excellent game in the fullforward line scoring a point. They now go on to play holders Cavan in thesemi-final next week. Well done to Michael and David and good luck for thesemi-final.

*A new date has been set for the Marie Jones play“A Night in November”. It will be now be performed on Saturday 20 April at8.00pm in the Club Rooms. This much acclaimed play has been performed all overthe world. The play is about KenMcCallister, a dole clerk who goes to the1994 World Cup Qualifier on a night in November in Belfast as the Republic ofIreland plays Northern Ireland. Tickets are on sale from the Club at £10 each.It is anticipated that tickets will sell very quickly as this play has sold outvirtually everywhere it has been shown. Can you please ensure you purchase yourticket early to avoid disappointment.

* The Activ8 programme enters its finalweek. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the activities to date. Certainlythe weather affected all weekend activities with the exception of the two bravesouls who went out on the bikes. With over 100 years of experience between theboth (and one felted more than the other!) they made light of the icy, windyelements to complete the round trip from Castlewellan through Newcastle,Dundrum & Clough and home again. Both men don’t want their identitiesrevealed for fear of being committed! Fellas, did you both not realise you wereonly let out for the day by your wives to give them peace! God help Geraldineand Teresa! Please check out the website for the last few days of the challengeand get as many points this week as you can for your teams. All those who participatedin the Activ8 programme are invited to the Activ8 Graduation night on Saturday6th April at 9.00pm in the Club. There will be a Wine Reception with a disco +Karaoke. There will be some final points on offer for your team before finalawards. So all those who suffered through the snow and the rain, put up with gettinglost or just feeling lost, come out and enjoy what will be a great night.

* Under 12 girls training continuesin St Malachy’s Primary School on Monday nights at 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Under 10and under 8 age groups welcome.

* A reminder would you please note that all children must have andwear gum shields during these training sessions and games. Refer to http://www.gaa.ie/for more information.

* Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 Camogie training continues everyWednesday in St. Malachy’s Primary School from 6.15pm – 7.15pm. Please wearsuitable foot wear which will not mark the floor.

* Indoor Hurling coaching has now finished for the year. It will beginoutdoors on Thursday 4th April at the Bann Road. Under 8 – primary 3/4and Under 10 – primary 5/6 at 6.00pm. Under 14 hurling will begin at 5.45pm onFriday’s at the Bann Road.

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