Down Ladies Round Up

20 February 2017

Down Senior Ladies County Team

The ladies continued their league campaign on Sunday 19th February, with an away game to Tipperary. Unfortunately, the score line in the first half didn’t reflect the game of play, and in the second half things just didn’t go their way and the girls lost the game. Final score: Tipperary 5.14 Down 0.03. Next up for the ladies in the fourth round of the league, away game to Roscommon this Saturday 25th February. #MourneLadiesRising

 

Down Minor Ladies County Team

Training continued on Sunday 19th February at St Colman’s, Newry. The Minors play Armagh next Sunday at 12.30pm. Players are to be at St Colman’s, Newry for 12.00noon at the latest. The first round of the Ulster Championship is away to Antrim on 11th March.

 

Down U16 Ladies County Team

Training continued on Sunday 19th February in the Bann Road, Castlewellan – great turnout and work rate from the girls. Next Sunday 26th February the girls play Antrim in a friendly from 1-3pm at the Ormeau Embankment, details will be confirmed and sent out via WhatsApp during the week. Training Continues Sunday 19th Feb 10:30am to 12pm Bann Rd Pitches , Castlewellan Training Continues Sunday 19th Feb 10:30am to 12pm Bann Rd Pitches , Castlewellan

 

Down U15 Ladies Development Team

Training continued on Sunday 19th February in the Bann Road, Castlewellan - terrific effort from everyone at the session. Next Sunday 26th February the girls play Antrim in a friendly from 1-3pm at the Ormeau Embankment, details will be confirmed and sent out via WhatsApp during the week.

 

Down U14 Ladies County Team

The Down U14 panel played a series of challenge matches with Antrim on Sunday 19th February in Belfast. These matches are important opportunities for the girls to stake a claim in the starting 15 in the 1st competitive match at home to Fermanagh in early April. All 30 players played a full game and the level of competition is very health. The mentors will now use the next few weeks of training to prepare for the Ulster Blitz on the 11th March and may consider a final challenge match in late March 

Training will continue next Saturday with full details of time and venue posted later. U13s
The U13s will be training on Sunday morning this week in Assumption Grammar in Ballynahinch from 10.30am - 12.00 noon and also on Thursday night from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at the same venue.
The U13s will also play Antrim next Sunday 19th February before the U14s with their matches starting at 10.30am - 12.00 noon

U13 Ladies County Development Team

Down U13 girls continued their development on Sunday with challenge games against Antrim in Belfast. Against physically stronger Antrim sides, it took the Down girls a while to get up to the tempo of the matches. However, when they did they fought hard for every ball and put together lovely passages of play which resulted in some wonderful goals. More game time and training will help the girls gel and the experience of playing these games ahead of the Ulster League will stand to them as they know the effort required at this level to compete. A big thank you to the parents for turning the girls out early on a Sunday morning. The U13 girls were presented with their new jerseys on Sunday by Darren Ireland of Vanilla Restaurant Newcastle. Photo (L to R) Jenna McMahon, Darren Ireland, Ciara McCullough, Nora Maguire, Niamh King, Ciara McEvoy-Ireland and Lily McKee. The U13 Mentors and Girls would like to thank the Vanilla Restaurant for their kind sponsorship.

Photos also show the two U13 teams who played on Sunday, in their new kit.

Training continues next Saturday at Red High, Downpatrick from 10.30 am to 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U13s
The U13s will be training on Sunday morning this week in Assumption Grammar in Ballynahinch from 10.30am - 12.00 noon and also on Thursday night from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at the same venue.
The U13s will also play Antrim next Sunday 19th February before the U14s with their matches starting at 10.30am - 12.00 noonU13s
The U13s will be training on Sunday morning this week in Assumption Grammar in Ballynahinch from 10.30am - 12.00 noon and also on Thursday night from 6.00pm - 7.00pm at the same venue.
The U13s will also play Antrim next Sunday 19th February before the U14s with their matches starting at 10.30am - 12.00 noon

Courses/Events

The Referee Level 2 refresher seminar will be held in the Thierafurth Inn, Kilcoo on Wednesday 22nd February at 7:30pm sharp. The seminar will give an overview of the rules and allow for discussion on any issues that are of concern to referees. There will be an update on any rule changes and the night will finish with an examination. All existing ladies’ referees are asked to attend. Note also that this course acts as a conversion course for any referee interested in officiating the ladies game in 2017.

The next Fundamentals course will be on Saturday 13th May 2017, venue tbc. If you are interested in participating, please contact Down Ladies PRO Aine McClean: Pro.down@lgfa.ie or 07519562798.

The next Ladies Level 1 course is run over two separate Saturdays. The first day of the course will be held on Saturday 25th March 2017, venue St Johns GAC Drumnaquoile, max participants 20. Please contact Down Ladies PRO Aine McClean to book your space: Pro.down@lgfa.ie or 07519562798.

Requirements:

Coaches who have completed Ladies FUNdamentals course

Over 18

Coaching experience - minimum of one year


 

Fixtures

The County Feile will take place on Saturday 18th March in Clonduff GAC.

 


 

 

 




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