Dromintee notes – March 11
Dromintee u-14s played Silverbridge in round two of the Feile in the ‘Bridge on Saturday and it was certainly a game of two halves. The first half saw Dromintee take the lead with the benefit of a strong breeze and saw the visitors heading into the interval with a 10-point lead. Silverbridge started the second half determined to narrow the margin. A very heavy pitch and playing into the wind saw the Dromintee lads starting to tire and they ended up losing by five points. The lads were disappointed in the dressing room with their efforts and heads were down, but it was a very good effort. They will lift our heads, train harder and be ready for the league. Congrats Silverbridge.
Mo Fearon Memorial
Congrats to the Dromintee old hands who headed to Ballyholland for the brilliantly run Mo Fearon Memorial Sevens. After coming through the groups the side battled their way past neighbours Killeavy in the semi-final before seeing off Loup in the final to take home the cup. Well done to James, Declan, Philly, Shane, Cathal, Benny. Pauric, Aidan, Marty, Eddie and Mickey Mo. Also well done to the Harps for hosting another great event for a super cause.
Rocky Road registration
We are now just days away from the Rocky Road 10k event and we are asking runners to register for the 10k race before the event. This can be done through the Athletics NI website. Registraiton on the day for the 10k and 5k event takes place from 10.30am to 12 noon. Entry fee on the day is £12 for the 10k, £10 for the 5k fun run and walk, £5 for u-16s while a family can enter for £25. All competitors will be presented with a special Rocky Road medal with prizes up for grabs.
Rocky Road helpers
We are appealing for our members to bring sandwiches/buns with them on Sunday for the runners on the day. All help massively appreciated.
As flagged up by senior player Peadar O’Hare, the club gym was once again left in an unacceptable state this week. Please, if you are using the gym, take 30 seconds to put away your weights. It really doesn’t take long.
The MacRory Cup final between St Paul’s and St Patrick’s Maghera on March 17 has been fixed for the Athletic Grounds. As usual the BBC cameras will be there to beam the action out live, but we ask members to get out and support the 10 Dromintee players on the panel. The match throws in at 1.15pm.
It was a tough week for our senior county players and management. Our ladies suffered a second consecutive loss at home to Galway while our men were heavily beaten against Cavan. Armagh will now be without Aaron McKay for the remainder of the league as he prepares for surgery.
If you missed the registration days, you can download the relevant form from www.drominteegaa.net and please return to the club as soon as possible. There will also be a chance to register at The Big Breakfast on Sunday, February 28 between 9am and 1pm.
The club is open every Tuesday from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. and also when there are big events on at the club. It will be open during the Rocky Road.
Scor na Nog
Following the club’s success in Scor na Nog last year, winning Armagh Club of the Year, we are starting to get organised for this year. While Scor isn’t until later in the year we need anyone who would like to mentor, tutor or supervise to do the Child Safeguarding Course as part of the club’s commitment to child protection and this is taking place soon. So if you are willing to help out in any way with Scor Na Nog please get in touch with Michelle Geoghegan. We would love to have your help.
GoldMark is a dynamic programme aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for 14 to 24 year olds. It builds on the successes of Millennium Volunteers and is part supported by the Department of Education. GoldMark is led by Volunteer Now with Ulster GAA being a delivery partner, Dromintee GAC is offering this excellent opportunity to its players and members. If you are currently involved in a volunteering capacity with your local club, you give hours of service for betterment of your club – NOW you can get recognised through GoldMark! GoldMark is a simple programme which requires you to keep a Volunteer Record, which is signed off by your club and Ulster GAA. Achievement of award: 50 Hours Signed by Ulster GAA, 100 Hours Signed by Volunteer Now, 200 Hours Award of Excellence & Signed by Minister of Education. Benefits to Volunteers: Provides opportunity to develop learning and discover new skills, Looks great on the CV, Helps gain experience relevant to a future career, Recognises you as active citizen within your sport, Supports you to make positive impact in your community, Provides you with responsibility to gain the most from volunteering, Offers you opportunity to meet new people, have a laugh and gain confidence. For more information contact Elena.