Down County Board Updates

We still have a number of vacant positions and we welcome any new members who would be interested in joining our committee for 2018.

 

U18/Minors – BORN 2000/2001 ONLY

Trials are starting in DECEMBER 2017; can all clubs please spread the word and encourage all players to participate. Further details will be published closer to the time – keep an eye out on Facebook.

 

Down U16 – BORN 2002 ONLY

Trials for 2018 U16 Down Ladies Squad will continue on Sunday 19th November in Ballykinler GAC. Many thanks to the girls who braved to cold east Down wind! It was a very impressive session with a lot of skill and talent on display. Trials are open to all girls born 2002 only and mentors would encourage all eligible girls to attend.

Details for forthcoming Sunday:

Session 1 11.30-12.50pm  – Girls from the following clubs are asked to attend arriving at 11.20am

Bredagh

RGU Downpatrick

Loughinisland

Saval

Rostrevor

Bosco

Clonduff

St John’s

Mayobridge

Kilcoo

Warrenpoint

 

Session 2 1pm-2.20pm – Girls are asked to arrive at 12.50pm

Carryduff

Teconnaught

Bryansford

Ballymartin

Saul

Burren

Dundrum

Castlewellan

Annaclone

Tullylish

 

Trials will continue weekly with the final squad being named on 3rd December.

week 3  26th November St Colmans College Newry 12.30pm-2pm

week 4  3rd December  Ballykinler GAC 11.30-1.30pm

week 5  10th December  final squad training session 11.30am-1pm

 

U16 Management would encourage all girls to attend all of the trial sessions as each girl will be assessed on a weekly basis with final squad determined on performances from all 4 weeks. Girls are asked to wear their club shorts, bring mouth guards and a water bottle.

 

Down U15 – BORN 2003 ONLY

Massive thanks and well done to the 33 girls that attended the u15 trials today. It was great to see so many of last year’s squad returning and even better to see both new faces and girls that didn’t make the squad last year back to give it another go. It was disappointing however that, so many clubs were not represented, and especially missed were girls from the clubs that have recently played in U14 finals. There is still time for those girls to make the squad as trials continue next Sunday same time and place.

The girls from the following clubs are asked to arrive by 12:15 and session will last from 12:30-1:45:

Ballymartin

Saval

Saul

Castlewellan

Rostrevor

Annalish

St John’s Bosco

Dundrum

Bryansford

Warrenpoint

 

And girls from the following clubs are asked to arrive by 1:30 and the session will last from 1:45-3.00:

Clonduff

Kilcoo

Bredagh

Downpatrick

Mayobridge

Carryduff

Loughinsland

Burren

St John’s

Teconnaught

Again if you can’t make it please contact Aidy (07842876034) or Donnla (07590574561) and just let us know the craic. Please note that we will be trimming down the numbers from next week onwards. See you all there with gumshields and water bottles.

 

Down U14 – BORN 2004 ONLY

The Down U14 championship squad for 2018 has now been selected and names /clubs are listed below. Congratulations to those girls selected. The selection of the panel was much tougher this year due to the very high quality of the players at the trials and the limited number of places available on the panel. The mentors would like to thank all the girls, parents and clubs for their tremendous efforts and cooperation since the start of the Academy at the end of August.

 

Heidi Conlon                       Annalish

Mollie Sheppard                Annalish

Grainne Cunningham        Ballymartin

Aoife Doyle                         Bredagh

Lily McKee                           Bredagh

Shauna O’Higgins               Bryansford

Orlaith Lynch                      Burren

Jenna McMahon                Burren

Cliodhna Murphy               Burren

Aoibhin Dougan                 Carryduff

Ciara McCullough              Carryduff

Rihanna Wojcieszak          Carryduff

Niamh King                         Castlewellan

Una Fearon                         Clonduff

Eveagh Kelly                       Clonduff

Caoimhe McKeown           Clonduff

Ellen Shields                       Clonduff

Katie Howlett                     Cumann Pheadair Naofa

Caoimhe Quinn                  Cumann Pheadair Naofa

Enya Quinn                         Cumann Pheadair Naofa

Kirsten Cunningham         Dundrum

Lauren Devlin                     Kilcoo

Colleen McClean                Kilcoo

Caroline Kennedy              Loughinisland

Ellie Carr                              Mayobridge

Emily Fitzpatrick                Mayobridge

Laura Greenan                   Mayobridge

Katie Convie                       RGU Downpatrick

Neva Louden                      RGU Downpatrick

Lianna Farrelly                   Rostrevor

Kate Rice                             Rostrevor

Nora Maguire                     Sabhaill Naomh Pádraig

Erin Byrne                            Saval

Anna Mulholland               Saval

 

Down U13 – BORN 2005 ONLY

Thanks to all 42 girls that attended the first trial for the Year 2005 group. Every girl put in a massive effort and commitment with no shortage of skill on display and us as coaches were very impressed. 2nd trial for the remaining clubs will be held on Saturday 25th November at the Abbey Grammar School in Newry as per previous messages. Well done girls.