Best wishes to Martina Rooney, Marie Sherry, Orlagh Caldwell, Charlene Lively, Kora Cunningham and the rest of the Down camogie team and management in the All Ireland semi-final this Saturday against Westmeath in Clones, throw-in 2 pm.
Mayobridge belied their lowly position in Division One to pull off a great win in the Down Senior Championship against Burren on Sunday evening in Newry. The game finished all square at the end of the sixty minutes and in the extra time period Burren seemed to have done enough to win but a last gasp goal from Cory Quinn saw the Bridge emerge victorious by a single point 2-14 to 0-19. Well done to the team and management.
On Friday evening the senior team return to league action when they entertain neighbours Clonduff, throw-in 7.15.pm.
Congratulations to our U-10 footballers on their fine performances in the Ballyholland tournament on Saturday. The Gaels won the Shield beating Killeavy in the final and the Ogs in the Plate competition were runners up losing narrowly to Saval who scored a late goal in the final. Well done to both mentors and players
Mayobridge minor team produced a strong second half performance on Tuesday evening to see off the challenge of visitors Ballyholland by 2-17 to 1-9 in the opening game of the championship. The first half was a tight affair with each team guilty of missing several scoring opportunities. The wet underfoot conditions meant that free flowing football was at a premium and only a point separated the sides at the break with the hosts leading 0-6 to 0-5.
Ballyholland suffered a major blow at half-time when key player John McGovern was unable to continue due to an injury. The second half saw the Bridge dominate proceedings and with Conor O’Keefe in nets finding his team-mates with accurate kickouts the Sky Blues had the lion’s share of possession. In defence Ollie Grant, Shane Keenan, Caolan McPolin and Micheal McKay all had strong performances. Captain Jamie McKay played well at centre half back and Liam Mathers had a big influence on the game. Charlie Smyth and Sean O’Hare worked hard at midfield and dominated this sector in the second half. Adam Crimmins, Paddy Donnan and Liam McManus put in a huge effort and drove their team on. Jamie Cahill, Anton White and Dylan O’Hare had good games up front. All the players on the panel were used and all contributed to a
well-deserved championship victory.
Next match will be against Bryansford on 20th August.
Mayobridge team: Conor O’Keefe, Ollie Grant, Shane Keenan, Micheal McKay, Caolan McPolin, Jamie McKay, Liam Mathers, Charlie Smyth, Sean O’Hare, Jamie Cahill, Liam Mc Manus, Paddy Donnan, Anton White, Dylan O’Hare, Adam Crimmins, Sean Magone, James McManus, Darragh White, Eoghan Sherry, Jack Gribben.
Mayobridge U-14 footballers travelled to Burren on Monday night last for their first Championship group game. Having lost three times already to Burren this year in the league, the Bridge lads knew they were really up against it but responded magnificently. The Sky Blues started really well and raced into an early lead which they kept throughout the first half. Great defensive play kept the Burren score down and a couple of well taken goals meant the Bridge went in at the break 3-5 to 1-5 up.
Weather conditions deteriorated in the second half, with heavy rain making life difficult for both sides. Burren were determined not to go down without a fight and staged a comeback to reduce the deficit to just two points. However the visitors were not to be outdone and responded with three unanswered points to claim a deserved five point victory. Final score 3-8 to 1-9.
Mayobridge team and scorers: Conor Pollard, Ciaran McPolin, Arann Trotter, Peter Little, Conor Keenan, Shan Hillen, Paddy Clyde, Danny Cunningham (0-2), Senan Magone, Daire O’Keeffe, Brian Grant (1-6), Tristan Downey, Conor Colhoun, Cory Clerkin (2-0), Daniel McMahon, Keith Rice, Ben Kelly, Aaron Doyle, Ryan Magee, Darragh Poland, Michael Gallagher, Cory Magone, Ryan Cahill
Mayobridge GAC would like to offer sincere sympathy to Peggy Coulter and Rose Downey on the death of their brother Joe Donaghy, Meenbanad, Kincasslagh, Co.Donegal and formerly of Tullydonnel, Co. Armagh and would also like to extend sincere condolences to the entire Coulter, Downey and O’Hare family circles. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Lotto numbers for Monday 5th August were: 3, 25, 26, 30. No jackpot winner. Two match three winners, Sarah Read (O’Hare’s Eurospar), Emma Carlon (O’Hare’s Vivo). Jackpot now £15,400.
Promoters Draw Winner: Niall Brady.