Mayobridge Club Notes
Mayobridge Thirds added the South Down league title to their Down Reserve Championship trophy with a hard fought victory over Ballymartin by 2-13 to 1-11 at the Bridge on Tuesday evening. On a bitterly cold evening with a biting north east wind the Sky Blues did just enough to claim victory. Ballymartin got off to a dream start when they found the net in the opening minute aided by some kamikaze defending from the home side. However this did not deter the Bridge and a goal from Benny Coulter helped them establish a four point lead by the break, 1-8 to 1-4.
In the second half Ballymartin enjoyed a lot of possession but chalked up a series of wides both from play and placed balls which was to prove costly in the end. With six minutes to go only three points separated the sides but a goal from Shane O’Hare following clever play from Noel Sexton was enough to see the Bridge claim the title. Congratulations to the team and management.
Mayobridge team was: Paul Rooney, David Clyde, Brendan Rooney, Darren McPolin, Lee Quinn, Jonny Taylor, Adrian Barry, Eoghan Woods, Ciaran Magennis, Liam McManus, Noel Sexton, Michael Fitzpatrick, Darren Fegan, Benny Coulter, C.J.Barr.
Subs used; Chris Annett, Shane O’Hare, Oisin Fitzpatrick, Matthew McCartney.
The U-21 team progressed to the next stage of the U-21 championship with a five point victory over Bredagh on Wednesday evening, the final score being 5-10 to 0-20. In their next game Mayobridge will play Warrenpoint on Sunday 17th November in Mayobridge at 11.30.am.
In preparation for next season Mayobridge GAC will be running a Safeguarding Awareness Course on Tuesday 3rd December, 7pm-10pm. This course is for anyone wishing to help out at our Club. It is compulsory that this course is completed before anyone can volunteer within our organisation.
The club will be running a GAA Foundation training course for our Coaches who have not yet completed this foundation level, on Saturday 7th December from 9.15am-4pm. This is a GAA Foundation Award and we invite our coaches who will be training our members next year and who do not hold the award to attend. May we also remind you that this is compulsory for any coach that does not hold the foundation award. Please save the date.
Mayobridge GAC Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th December in the Social Club at 7.30.pm. All members of the local community will be welcome at the meeting as the club prepares for the 2020 season. Nomination forms now available online and to download them click on the following link http://mayobridgegaa.com/
The Senior Members Christmas party takes place on Sunday 8th December.
The lotto numbers for Monday 4th November were: 2, 8, 15, 20. No winner of the jackpot. There were 13 match 3 winners, B Vicary (O’Hare’s Eurospar), Pamela Binks (O’Hare’s Eurospar), Bridgeen Coulter (Robbie Coulter), Tom O’Hare (Peter O’Hare), Aveen Killen (Linda Martin), Niall Brady (Niall Brady), Liam Magee (Ann Magee), Neil Garvey (House Draw), Joe McClaron (House Draw), Aimee McAvoy (House Draw), Mickey McEvoy (Niall Brady), Conor McConville (Michael Walsh),Brigid Taggart (Jonny Gallagher). Jackpot now £10,400.
Promoters Draw Winner: Kevin McPolin.
The Committee and members of Mayobridge GAC would like to extend sincere and heartfelt sympathy to our former Chairman and past player Patsy O’Hare on the sudden passing of his brother Hugh John and also extend our deepest condolences to the extended O’Hare family circle. May he rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.