Senior Men finished off their season with a win over Attical on Sunday afternoon. In a season that has many more highs than lows, it was pleasing to end with a win and the cheers from the home support at the end reflected the feel good factor that the boys have brought back to St Patrick’s Park. During the season they have given us plenty to cheer and hopefully this is the start of something even better.
They started this last game like a whirlwind sending over three points in the first minute from Harney, Mahoney and Traynor, before Attical came back. The rest of the half was tit for tat until a goal from Arnold after a thunder bolt of a shot by Traynor was parried into his path by the Attical keeper. HT 1-08 to 0-08.
A quick exchange of points started the second half and then a fine goal was flicked to the net by Mullen after some fine team play with the ball being moved quickly through defence to Marron to Arnold who unselfishly flicked it onto the onrushing Mullen. This was the cushion required and with the Saul defence keeping their opponents outside the scoring zone, they never really looked like losing their lead. A fine save from the other Arnold in goals midway through the half was another highlight. FT Saul 2-15, Attical 0-16.
U14 boys are the focus of the club this week as they finalise preparations for the Emmet J. Kelly & Co. Solicitors Championship final this Saturday at St Patrick’s Park, Newcastle with throw-in at 11am. In a season that has been tough on them during the league campaign, it will be a great occasion from them as they line out against Aughlisnafin. With a small squad, every one of them has been needed to play in different positions this year and hopefully the experience they have gained along with some of the lads having stepped up to U16 level will help propel them to victory. Get the blue and gold on and head to Newcastle on Saturday morning to cheer them on!
U16 boys now know who they will face in their championship final with Loughinisland winning their semi at the weekend. Plenty of work to be done in preparation for that. Training continues as normal this week.
U10s head to Ballymartin for their floodlit tournament this Saturday evening.
Scór na nÓg meeting for anyone interested in getting involved this year at 7:30pm, Wednesday 27th in the clubhouse. This is a great way for those who may not be able to demonstrate their talents on the pitch to tread the boards instead. Over the past number of years we have been able to bring East Down, County, Ulster and All Ireland successes to our club in Scór. Could you be the next champion in blue and gold?
Congratulations to senior men’s player Danny Toner on winning the Down SHC with his club Ballygalget on Sunday.