Included in this week’s Cumann Pheadair Naofa Football Weekly Round Up is:
• U8 Footballers
• U10 Footballers
• U12 Footballers
• U16 Footballers
• Record Numbers at Cul Camp
• RossFit Begins Again
U8 Footballers Continue To Improve
For their latest Tournament the under 8 squad made the short journey to Burren, upon arrival they split into a Primary 3 group and a Primary 4 group. Tough opponents came in the shape of Saval, Ballyholland, Clonduff and Burren, however both Warrenpoint teams played extremely well and the hard work being put in at training is certainly beginning to show, as the P3s and P4s both progressed to their respective semi-finals.
In front of a vocal support both sides give it their all in the semi-finals but it wasn’t to be and unfortunately their participation in the tournament finished at this stage. The boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed a very well organised Tournament.
U10 Footballers Head To Attical
The under 10 boys travelled to Attical for the prestigious annual “Black heather Tournament”. A real sense of occasion was created as prior to the Tournament commencing all the participating teams, who came from far and wide, paraded around the field behind Atticals very own “Holy Cross Band”. Despite missing a few players due to Holidays the ‘Point boys put on a fine display, winning all their group games and topping their group. This meant they qualified for the Cup competition in 4th position over all.
Unfortunately the winning run came to an end at the first knock out stage where a fantastic and tight game was played out against Newry Shamrocks.
The under 10 coaches are very proud of how their young charges are improving and are looking forward to the upcoming Tournaments. A big “thank you” to Attical for the invite and for hosting a fantastic Tournament.
U12 Footballers Participate in Sevens
Our under 12 boys took the high road to Kilcoo for the 7’s Tournament, again the squad was diminished by boys being away on holiday. However, those boys that were their certainly stepped up to the mark and with some fantastic team performances they managed to progress to the quarter finals of the Cup competition. At this stage we fell to our hosts Kilcoo, who give a fine display of how to play the 7’s game.
The young blues enjoyed the day immensely and we would like to thank Kilcoo for their hospitality and congratulate them for hosting a fantastic Tournament.
U16 Footballers ‘Just Hang On.’
The Under 16 team played host to Mayobridge in Milltown in their second match of the group stage of the South Down A championship, the outcome of the group matches determine which teams go straight into a semi-final and which teams have to progress via a quarter final route.
Mayobridge got off to the proverbial flyer straight from the throw in, scoring 6 unanswered points in the opening 15 minutes. They were very mobile and were playing in a very organised fashion and were fortunate in that the ‘Point boys seemed very much out of sorts. However the young blues started to work their way into the game – scoring the next 5 points, Mayobridge got one back from play and then on the stroke of half time they raised the green flag, making the half time score 1.07 to 0.05 in favour of Mayobridge.
Warrenpoint started the second half better, scoring the first two points and playing better than they had previously. The ‘bridge got one back from play and from the resulting kick out Warrenpoint managed a fluid movement of the ball the length of the pitch, with the last man taken down for a penalty. The spot kick was duly converted, leaving the scores at 1.09 to 1.07 in Mayobridges favour, with 6 minutes to go.
The final 2 scores of the game went the way of Warrenpoint, meaning the game ended in a draw, 1.09 a piece. Attention turns now to the final group game between Saval and Mayobridge, which will determine the onward championship route of all 3 teams.
Record Numbers at Cul Camp
This years Cul Camp, hosted in St.Marks, has drawn to a close. Over the course of what was a fantastic and fun filled week over 200 young gaels enjoyed the full range of Gaelic games, both on the schools playing fields and on the one wet day in the schools gyms. A massive thank you to Brendan Rice for planning and co-ordinating everything and to all the other coaches who helped out during the week.
RossFit Begins Again
Summer holidays are coming to an end, school is starting back, and so is another #RossFit bootcamp. Bootcamp will start on Monday 27th August and finish on Friday 21st September. There are plenty of options available to suit all people. Check out RossFit or club pages or contact Ross on 07709126745