The Under 21s were beaten on Friday night past by a strong well organised Mayobridge side by four points. At one stage the lads were 10 points down. In fairness they battled back hard but always played second fiddle to this strong Bridge outfit who will be favourites to top the group. Training will continue this Wednesday Night at 7.30pm sharp at the Bann Road.
Club Maith is a Club accreditation scheme which is unique to the GAA. It allows Clubs to be benchmarked against best practice standards across the full range of GAA Club activity. A Club Maith award makes a clear, proven statement about the quality of a Club, right across the board. On Saturday past there was a visit to the Club by the Club Maith Assessors to look at our facilities, structures and the basic set up of our Club. The assessors viewed our facilities at the Dublin Road and St Malachy’s Park and took in coaching sessions lead by our Football and Hurling coaches. Afterwards they met with members of the Executive Committee and coaches in an informal question and answer session. The visit was very positive. We wish to thank all those in the club who facilitated the assessors and to all the Executive Committee who were there representing Our Club.
Congratulations to Michael Cunningham who on Saturday past captained St Colman’s Newry in their win over St Mary’s CBS Belfast. Also in the Violet Hill Squad is Cathal Keown. The College came out 3-10 to 2-5 winners over the Belfast lads. Well done lads and keep it up!
The Club Draw results on Saturday night past were as follows– 1. 7 Nights Orlando Trip – Frankie & Bridget Toner, 2. European City Break – William McCawley Snr, 3. Laptop Computer – Nora Owens, 4. £400 – Conor Cunningham, 5. Mini Week-end – Hugh Ward. £100 winners – Colm Crilly, Joe McCann, Julie Gleeson, Cathy McVeigh & Paula Quinn. £50 winners – Donal Rodgers, Claire Rodgers, Terry Cowen, Orlaith Ward, Marcella Brogan, Peter & Betty Cairns, Ann Rice, Grace Duffin, Sean Toner & Brian Galbraith.
Another reminder that the Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm in the club rooms.
This week’s lotto numbers were 2, 7, 9 & 17. There was no jackpot winner and three £20 winners. They were Colm Crilly, Martin Valentine and Rita Quinn. Jackpot next week £7450.