Mayobridge Club Notes Sunday 30th August 2020

 Down Senior Championship Result.

Mayobridge 0-16 Clonduff 2-11.

Mayobridge crashed out of this year’s Down Senior Championship when a goal in the sixth minute of injury time saw Clonduff emerge winners by a single point in a dramatic game in Pairc Esler on Sunday afternoon. In the first half the Bridge had built up a four-point lead before the first water break but this break seemed to halt their momentum and the Yellas came back into the game to cut the lead to a single point as half-time approached. Then came a controversial score when a high ball into the Bridge goalmouth was fielded by Shealan Strain but the umpire adjudged that he had carried the ball over the line when TV cameras appeared to show that the ball had not crossed the line. This left the score at the break, 1-7 to 0-8.

Despite the injustice of that goal award the Sky Blues hit three points in quick succession at the start of the second half to take the lead once again. For the rest of the half they kept their noses in front and with time almost up they had the chance to seal the game when they were awarded a penalty. However, Cory Quinn saw his effort saved by Neil Trainor. With time virtually up the Bridge were still two points in front when the referee punished the Bridge for what he deemed was time-wasting at a side-line free and from the throw-up Clonduff gained possession and a high ball was launched into the Bridge defence and was flicked to the net. The Bridge had a last gasp chance to level the game but the ball went wide and so their Championship ambitions ended for this season.

Mayobridge team and scorers: Shealan Strain, Connor Fitzpatrick, Shane McNamee, Kealan Lynchehaun, Shane Annett, Kevin McClorey, Ryan Brady, Shane O’Hare, Charlie Smyth (0-3), Kevin O’Rourke (0-4), Conleth O’Hare, Paul Lively (0-2), Cory Quinn (0-5), Adam Crimmins (0-1), Caolan Gallagher (0-1).

Subs: C.J. Barr, Aaron Magee, Lee Quinn.


U16 Camogie Championship

Final score: Mayobridge 9.7 Ballyholland 2.0

Report by Martina Rooney

A late change in venue saw Mayobridge Camogs face Ballyholland in round two of the group stages, at home.

The girls were keen to build upon the hard-fought victory last week and make it two from two. The ‘Bridge girls settled quickly into the game as Emily Fitzpatrick showed great tenacity from the start as she launched the first attack. We registered three wides before Jessica Gribben finished to the net. Cara Crimmins was a constant threat and was rewarded with our second goal. Ellie Carr also netted for the sky blues before Laura Greenan raised the first white flag of the night. Crimmins pointed twice again before Orla Crimmins scored a great point. Carr raised the green flag before Greenan finished the half with a further 1.1.

Defence worked very hard during the first half with captain Leah O’Hare starting several attacks with great clearances. She was ably assisted by Niamh Carr and Amy Murney in the half back line as they broke down a lot of play and hassled for every ball. Caragh McConville, Emma Carroll and Meave McCartan covered a lot of ground as they found themselves in a lot of space.

Half time score: Mayobridge 5.5 Ballyholland 1.0

Ballyholland started the second half strong and were rewarded with a well taken goal. This kickstarted our girls into action as Ellie Carr got her hat trick! Laura Greenan found the net again before Ellie Carr scored her fourth goal. Orla McElroy went from setting up several attacks to score getter as she rattled the net. Cara Crimmins and Cliona Gordon finished the scoring with points apiece.

This was a good team performance with some lovely passages of play and all six forwards getting on the score sheet. Ellen Griffin made some crucial clearances in goal and our midfield duo of Laura and Emily went through a serious amount of work!

Well done girls!

Mayobridge team and scorers: Ellen Griffin, Emma Carroll, Caragh McConville, Maeve McCartan, Niamh Carr, Leah O’Hare, Amy Murney, Laura Greenan (2.2), Emily Fitzpatrick, Cara Crimmins (1.3 2f) Orla Crimmins (0.1), Cliona Gordon (0.1), Jessica Gribben (1.0), Ellie Carr (4.0), Orla McElroy (1.0), Grace Smyth, Niamh Martin, Orla Caravan, Holly Hardy, Grace Hand and Ella Rice.


Down SFC Result 24th August Mayobridge 1-13 Glenn 1-11.


Best wishes to our multiple SFC winner Cathal Magee who gets married tomorrow to his long-time sweetheart Ciara McKeever. All within the club wish you a happy life ahead


August Down Clubs Prize Winners.

Congratulations to Dympna Tumilty who won £200 in August Down Clubs Draw.


Mayobridge GAC are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marion de Rose, Broadstairs, Kent. Grandmother of our underage coach Guy.

We would like to convey our sympathies to Guy, Danielle, Oliver, Thomas, Sam and Daniel and to the extended de Rose family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam


There was No Winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot £12,100.  The numbers drawn were 1,5,7,13.  There were 9 Match Three Winner; Paul Coyle, Michelle Killen, Geraldine Killen, Roisin McConville, Deirdre Coulter, Caroline & Patrick McClean, Neil Coulter, Maeve Kearney, Caitlin Coulter.  Promoters’ Draw Winner:  Michael Toner.  Jackpot Now is £10,200.

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