Dromintee notes – March 4
Dromintee faced Mullaghbawn in the first round of the Feile in Mullaghbawn on Saturday on a crisp afternoon, but a good day for football.
Dromintee dominated from early on and continued to dominate the first half with great team play. At half time the score was 1-6 to 0-1 in favour of the visitors.
Mullaghbawn started the second half strongly, but after about 10 minutes Dromintee started to up their game and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-6.
The next round takes place tomorrow, Saturday, in Silverbridge at 2pm. All players are to be in Silverbridge for 1.15pm sharp. Can we please ask our supporters to get out to the ‘Bridge to cheer on the team.
Thanks to all who supported the senior team’s Big Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday and to the cooks/helpers on the day.
The second annual Rocky Road event has been launched, with Eurospar Mulkerns signing up as the event’s main sponsor. The 5km/10k event will be held on Sunday, March 13, leaving from the club. 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 while there will be prizes on offer for the winners. There’s also a team competition for a team of six. The 10k race, which will feature a water station, will start at 12.30pm and the 5k event 15 minutes later. Registration will be in the clubrooms from 10.30am to 12 noon. The prize giving will be held at 2.15pm. Please check local media and the club’s Facebook page for further details on the event. The club shop will be open during the event. Also could we ask that members make sandwiches/buns for the runners on the day if they can.
Rocky Road online registration
You can save the hassle of registering on the day by visiting https://online.athleticsni.org/ps/event/DrominteeRockyRoad10KChallenge2016.
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.
Congratulations to the Dromintee players and coach Martin O’Rourke who will hopefully have a St Patrick’s Day to remember as St Paul’s have reached the MacRory cup final after beating St Ronan’s 1-17 to 2-6. Maghera now await.
Aaron Boyle grabbed their goal while Ryan Gaskin came forward to kick a couple of scores from defence. Michael Murphy made a crucial save in the first half while Ryan Hughes was very impressive when he came on, going inches wide with a goal chance. Ryan Daly, Ronan Quinn, Zygimantas Burnickas, Dean Hanrahan, Sean Og Hoey and Sean McGennity will also all have the honour of running out for a MacRory final on March 17 at the Athletic Grounds.
The Armagh ladies suffered their first defeat of the Division One season yesterday against Mayo. The fact that it has happened after four rounds speaks volumes about how well they are doing in the top flight. So a tough week for our players – Aoife McCoy, Katie Daly, Shauna Grey nd Jessica Daly – but they will bounce back, hopefully at home to Galway on Sunday.
The club is open every second Tuesday from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. and also when there are big events on at the club.
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.