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Senior Men

Following two wins in a row our senior men earned a hard-fought point away to Ballyhegan on Friday night with the game ending all square at eleven points each.

After a cagey opening ten minutes Ballyhegan recorded the first point of the game with Ryan Quinn replying soon after for the Shanes. The sides then swapped points with Kristian Magill on target for the Shanes with a well taken point before Ballyhegan edged ahead with their third point of the half. A David McCabe point tied the game again before two late first-half scores from Kristian Magill and Matthew Girvan gave the Camlough side a two-point advantage at the break, 0 – 5 to 0 – 3.

Shane O’Neill’s U12s at the An Riocht tournament on Saturday
Shane O’Neill’s U12s at the An Riocht tournament on Saturday

Both sides recorded early second-half scores with Matthew Girvan registering his second point of the contest for the Shanes but two pointed frees brought Ballyhegan level again before their third point on the trot put them one ahead. A quick free from the very impressive Marc Feehan found Paul O’Rourke in space and the second-half substitute made no mistake and tied the game once more. Ballyhegan replied almost immediately to nudge ahead again but great work from Kristian Magill set up David McCabe to fire over from a tight angle before a point from the hard-working Eamon McCabe gave the Shanes a narrow one-point advantage. Over the next five minutes the sides traded two points each with Paul O’Rourke getting the Shanes scores to keep them one point to the good with the game entering injury time but it was Ballyhegan who registered the final score to leave the game all square at the final whistle, 0 – 11 to 0 – 11.

Minor Boys

Our minor boys’ amalgamation of Patrick Rankins made in three consecutive wins last Monday night with great seven-point victory away to Ballyhegan, 1 – 15 to 1 – 8.

U12s

Saturday saw our U12 footballers travel to An Riocht to take part in the first tournament of the year. The first round of games saw the Shanes pitted against teams from Magherafelt, Sarsfields and Creggan and despite missing a number of players they qualified for the shield quarter-final where they came up against Glenravel from Co. Antrim. The young Shanes played some great football and battled hard to secure a semi-final place against our near neighbours Carrickcruppen but despite another good performance they came up just short of progressing to the final. All in all, it was a very enjoyable day out and well done to all involved on reaching the semi-final of their first tournament of the year......onwards and upwards for the rest of the season.

Well Done

Well done to our senior ladies’ footballer Aimee Mackin who was named on the Division 2 team of the league for 2018. Well done also to our younger members who made their First Holy Communion over the past few weeks.

Armagh GAA Club Draw

Tickets for the last Armagh club draw can now be bought at a cost of £25.00 each which will see prizes of a Renault Clio and numerous monthly cash prizes on offer – 2nd prize £3,000; 3rd & 4th prize £1,000; 5th & 6th prize £500; 7th – 16th prize £100. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member.

St Paul’s High School Re-Union

A St Paul’s High School Re-Union for the class who started in 1981 and finished in 1986/1988 will take place on 2nd June in Newry Golf Club. Tickets are available from the Golf Club or Messages Card Shop in Newry. This is a ticket only event with supper being served and a disco on the night also.

Lotto

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 11, 14, 17 & 28. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £1,250.

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