Club Notes – 8th October 2018

*Disappointment for our U11’s in the East Down ‘C’ league final on Sunday morning. The young Aughlisnafin team came up against a much stronger St Johns side who despite only leading by five points at half time won well in the end. Ryan Quinn got the solitary goal for the Fin with Marty Og Flanagan (0-4), Brogan Clarke (0-1) and Dillon Steele (0-1) also on target. The St Johns keeper making several excellent saves to deny the Fin further goals and the strong crossfield wind making it difficult for both teams to take their scores. It’s all about the development and they have shown excellent improvement year on year. With all except two of the seventeen strong squad still eligible at this grade next season hopefully they will go one better next year. And so ends a brilliant season for this U10.5/U11 group who have reached three tournament cup finals and a league final finishing runners up on every occasion. But as the saying goes if you keep kicking the door it will eventually open. Well done to our players and coaches.

*Our U13’s are now the only team still in action and they play their opening championship game this Sunday at 11 am away to St Paul’s in Holywood. Training every Tuesday 6 to 7 pm at Pairc Baile Anna.

 *Scor season is now upon us and in the 50th year of Scor in Down our young talented members are rehearsing away in preparation for the event being held over the weekend of 9-11 November at an East Down venue to be confirmed.

 *The Annual Club Dinner & Presentation Night will be held in Downshire Arms in Hilltown on Saturday 27th October. Tickets are now on sale.

 *The Juvenile Presentation Night will be held on Friday 19th October at 7 pm in Annsborough added incentive anyone taking a ticket will be added into a club draw to be held early in April 2019. First prize will be a pair of tickets for the All Ireland Football final along with 100 euro spending money. Second prize is £150. Third prize is £50.

 *Tickets will soon be made available from our club for the Down clubs draw 2019. As

 *The County Board are hosting an Awards Dinner on Friday 2nd November at which the legendary ’68 team will be feted. Tickets are £40 per person, a table of 10 patrons is £350.

 *There will be a quiz night held in Mulhollands on Friday 23rd November from 9 pm.

 *The AGM will be held on Friday 30th November at 8 pm in Annsborough social club. Nomination/Motion forms will be made available soon.