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U8 & U10 hurling blitz April 2017

Great turnout for the underage blitz and the hurling skills on show was unbelievable. Congratulations to organisers, and many thanks to everyone who helped out on the day

Fun day 2016

Sunday 8th of May saw our annual sponsored walk and fun day and what a day it was! Wall to wall sunshine with everyone enjoying their day. Special thanks to the organisers on a good job well done!

Awards night 2015

U16 girls V bredagh

Saturday morning session end 2015

Some of the photos from the last Saturday morning session of 2015

Spring lake challenge 2015

Some of the images capture at the spring lake challenge, if you have images you wish to add, please get in touch

fun day 2014

Sunday 8th June saw the clubs family fun day and again we were blessed with excellent weather. A special thank you has to go the organising committee, who again did a marvellous job!

Strictly - The final

Saturday 7th December saw the final of this year's strictly come dancing, and what a final!! there were no losers here, but in all competitions, someone had to come out on top, and in this competition it was Rory & Michelle! Congratulations to everyone involved in what was a great competition held in the right spirit over three nights. A special mention to Clare Cleland, who danced throughout the evening with an injury, well done Clare!

Strictly second semi-final!

Strictly come dancing second final certainly didn't disappoint with yet another great set of dancers, and another brilliant night. As last week some dancers were eliminated but to quote one of the judges, 'The crowd were there to be entertained, and they were entertained al-right!' this has set up what has to be a brilliant final on the 7th December

Strictly Come Dancing is back!

Strictly is back, and what a show the first semi-final was! Congratulations to all the dancers on a magnificent night, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the sell out crowd!

Year 6 & year 4 blitz Sept 2013

The year 6 & year 4 blitz held in St Malachy\'s park was yet again fortunate with some great weather. Teams from Bryansford, Kilcoo, \'The Fin\', Carryduff and of course the town, were in attendance. The huge crowd of supporters were treated to some excellent football, played in a very sporting manner. A special thanks to organisers, team managers, selectors, supporters and above all the players, who provided great entertainment for all

Castlewellan 2nds win the championship!

(Photos kind permission of Pat O Hare) Castlewellan Seconds Team beat Burren in a tight Premier Reserve Championship Final encounter in Pairc Esler last Friday Night. Indeed the limbs were sore and voice boxes hoarse such was the intensity and commitment from players, managers and supporters from both sides plus hangers-on! In tight games all teams have their dominant purple patches. In each patch you have to take your chances. The purplest patch for us was between the 6th and 12th minute of the game which saw the lads take their chances. In that period we scored 2-02 with the goals coming from Cahal Keown and Jason Croskery. Then Burren came roaring back between 12th and 20th minute which saw them hit 1-03 to level the game. The Town went in two points up at half time bagging 2 scores in the 26 and 30th minute from Conal Crilly and Mickey Gilmore. After half time it was Burren’s turn to dominate. Three points in succession left them one up. Then it was “Chilly Time”! Four hard earned frees were converted by Chilly Crilly with unerring accuracy. Burren came back once again clipping over two fine points with 8 minutes left. It was then a great long range effort from Chilly that rallied the troops once again. Burren tagged on yet another score. Then it was end to end stuff with great block and tackles from both sides. Then an ‘empty tank’ went on a solo run. There had to be purchase on the end of it. Jason Croskery fired over a fantastic 25 yard effort two minutes into injury time. With nerves frayed and trailing by two points Burren launched one last assault on the Town defences. In the fourth and final minute of injury time Burren clipped over the last point of the game. Danny Cassidy strolled out and sent the final kick out up towards the highest flood light and then the long whistle! There were great scenes at the end with all the players and their families celebrating together. Congratulations to everyone involved!

U16 boys championship semi-final V Kilclief 2013

Congratulations to manager Decky Fitzpatrick, who has single handedly brought our U 16 boys to the B championship final against Glenn. A magnificient all round display, including lads that came off the bench. Well done and best of luck in the final

Castlewellan camogs are champions

(Photos kind permission Pat O hare) Congratulations to our Senior Camogie team who annexed the club’s first ever Senior Camogie Championship Title when they beat Darragh Cross in a convincing manner in the Championship Final in Hilltown last Sunday. It was a magnificent performance by the camogs who kept the foot on the gas for the full hour. As stated previously these girls consisted of the under 12 team from five years ago. In these times it is difficult to keep so many of the girls together with so many other distractions in life. This is down to not only the girls themselves but their coaches and the influence of older players. The game produced a player of the match performance from Aoife Keown who along with her midfield partner Clare Cleland who also could not have been far off that accolade ran the legs off their opponents. Congratulations especially to Martin Keown, Noreen Keown and Sheila Murdock for the work they have put in all year. It was a most satisfying performance. The panel was; Betty Croskery, Blaithin Hardy, Debra Croskery, Holly Carville, Aisling Connolly, Cara Cunningham, Julie Brown, Aoife Keown, Clare Cleland, Emma McNeill, Ciara Gibson, Katie Savage, Anna Rogan, Mairead Hardy, Catriona McNeill, Lauren McNeill, Louise McCabe, Rion Doyle, Becky White, Sinead Sweeney, Finola Rice and Roisin McNeill.

U6 tournament, 31 August 2013

For the second week in succession, St Malachy\'s park has seen some great entertainment, again helped by the great weather. This week saw the Under 6 boys & girls from Castlewellan, Bryansford & Dundrum provide a wonderful morning\'s entertainment, with some brilliant football played. All the young footballers played their hearts out, with all games loudly applauded by the huge crowd of spectators. A special mention has to go to the organisers, who yet again excelled themselves. Thanks also to referees, coaches and above all, the great young players from the three clubs, well done!

Family fun day August 2013

Sunday 25/8/2013 saw the club organise a family fun day, and what a day it was. The good weather brought large crowds of competitors and spectators to what was a thoroughly enjoyable day all round. It\'s knockout had everyone in stitches at the antics. A special mention has to go to the organising committee on a great job well done.

Family fun day seven August 2013

As part of the family fun day, a sevens tournament was played, and some of our past players showed they still have it, although Shorty has confirmed he will not be drawing up a shortlist of potential recruits!

Castlewellan- senior ladies champions 2013

Castlewellan Ladies are Down senior champions 2013. A few photos of the celebrations in the clubrooms. If you have any photos you wish to add, please contact me lanabo@btinternet.com

this week in pictures

We have started this album for members who wish to post pictures on the club website, so if you have a picture of a club team or player that you want posted here, e-mail it to me Brian Cunningham, at lanabo@btinternet.com. Please find included photos of the feis teams senior ladies footballers, senior hurlers, and senior footballers

2nds V kilcoo 2nds aug 2013

Some images taken from the game between Castlewellan 2nds & kilcoo 2nds, 4/8/2013

cul camp 2013

Family fun day June 2013

A family fun day was held on Sunday 16th June 2013, with the highlight of the day undoubtedly the tug of war with the boys against the girls. The girls came out easy winners 3-1. Special thanks to our goalkeepers Michael Cunningham and Jason Croskery, and a particular thanks to all parents and friends who helped out by making sandwiches etc. Overall the day was a resounding success

Spring 10K challenge 2013

Sunday 28 April saw the club\'s annual spring 10K challenge. Here are some images of the runners. It is hoped that everyone was snapped at least once. Several more images to be added soon.

U8 & U10 football blitz, Apr 2013

Sat 27th april saw the town\'s U8 & U10 teams in action against Carryduff & Bright. The team managers were delighted with some brilliant performances, with all team members playing their hearts out

Seniors V Loughinisland Apr 2013

Castlewellan seniors who faced Loughinisland in the first match of the 2013 season. Castlewellan came out on top with a 1-16 to 1-8 scoreline

Awards Night 2012

Awards night 2014

Saturday night past saw the awards night for 2013, held in St malachy’s clubrooms. The sell-out crowd were entertained by the brilliant Finbar Keavney, who sang throughout the meal. A special mention must go to Moira Hawkins and her team for setting up the hall, having the place look so well, and for serving such a beautiful meal. The night’s distinguished guests were Down football legend Ross Carr, chair of the Down county Camogie board Deirdre Mc Grath, & Philip O’ Hare, chairman of the Down ladies committee. In Ross Carrs’ after dinner speech he mentioned some of the town’s greats, playing with them at county level and against them at club level, and said that this year’s club success, with five senior teams winning silverware, was something to build on. He also mentioned that it was warming to see how much the club was integrated into and supported by, the community.