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Reserves Make Semi Final 

The Warrenpoint Premier Reserve team played their quarter final against Downpatrick on Saturday. It was Downpatrick that came out the first 5 minutes with most of possession, and getting 2 scores for their efforts. After this the point settled into the game and from then until the final whistle they totally dominated, it be hard to single out anyone as everyone who took to the field was exceptional. If the Point can continue performances like that they will fear no one. The final score was Warrenpoint 2-19 Downpatrick 1-8. We are away to carryduff in the semi final next weekend. All support welcome.

U7 Football: A new generation of Super-Blues took to the field in St Mark’s on Sunday morning (22nd August). This was the P1s first ever game and it was great to see them giving their all in the blue jersey. It's a great sight to see so many out running about on the pitch. Thanks to Rostrevor for coming and thanks to all parents for the great support. Also, a special thanks to all the coaches, without whom none of this would happen. All coaches are so proud of all our players!

P2/3 Football: Matches in Mayobridge were the order of the day on Sunday for our P3 & P2 footballers. Again, it was a joy to see this group of players on the pitch giving their all for the Super-Blues. Some great skills on display! Thanks to the coaches and parents for their continued support!

U11 Boys' Football: On Sunday 22nd August, Warrenpoint Under 11s made the trip to Annaclone to face the last team to have previously beaten them. The Blues seemed to have spent too much energy at Cúl Camp during the week and found it hard to get moving! Annaclone were by far the best team in the opening half and reached the half time whistle with a deserved 6-point lead and would have been out of sight except for some fine goalkeeping.

To their credit the boys regrouped at half time and came out with a lot more determination. The defence and midfield got on top, and the forwards took some lovely scores. Towards the last 5 minutes the boys knew they were in a real dog fight and were delighted to emerge 2-point winners. Credit to this young bunch for turning things around. The parents put on a show of great support as usual and with the next game against Saval on Thursday we can hopefully count on that support again!! Well done Boys!! 

U13 Boys' Football: The U13s welcomed Tullylish to Milltown on Monday 16th August for the Division 2 league playoff final. From the first whistle to the final whistle, the game was a tight affair with both teams playing brilliant football in a very entertaining game. Unfortunately, the young blues fell short and Tullylish came out on top to claim the title. The U13 players and coaches congratulate Tullylish on winning the league. The coaches would like to thank all the parents for their support throughout the year.

U17 Boys’ Football - Championship Group Game

Congratulations to our U17 footballers who beat An Riocht on Monday 16th August by a single point in a thrilling Championship match! A great team performance from this hard-working group of young men which leaves them top of their group. Next up is Kilcoo away on Monday night (23rd August) – best of luck to the U17 Boys and Management!

Hurling News

Féile Na nGael 2021

With the eyes of the county turning towards Portaferry over the weekend, it was a most welcome semblance of return to normality for the Hurling clubs across the county.

It meant an 8am start for the U15 Hurlers of Cumann Pheadaír Naofa to ensure they were there for the opening address from County CCC Chairperson Maureen O’Higgins. Under abysmal wet conditions the blues opened proceeding on the day against a skilled and the eventual divisional winners Kilclief.

With a strong wind blowing down the field in favour of the Strangford side, the blues found the going tough to erase the goals conceded in the first half.

A much better and improved side made short work of a Bredagh B side with a free scoring display of point taking, Sean Crawford leading from the front with three well placed frees. Captain Mikey Keohane, Oisín Gambold & the pocket rocket Ciaran McMahon opening the blues account under heavy pressure.

Needing a win in their last game to progress to the final, Clonduff proved to be a surprise package and once more a cruel wind blowing down the field in favour of the Yella’s in the first half played a crucial factor in ensuring the Yella’s lay siege to Oliver Murdock’s goal, scoring four goals. But most notably were the performances of Ryan Tweedy, Lorcan Binks & Tommy Smyth, all who have played for and benefited from training with the blues over the last few years, an experience that played to their advantage. Clonduff were the better team and deserved their victory, particularly more the sweeter as they’d been convincingly beaten at the start of the league campaign in Milltown.

We’d like to thank the performances & commitment of the lads under terrible weather conditions, all gave their best for the jersey.

We look forward to a Championship semi-final in a few weeks’ time with Kilclief after Clonduff withdrew from their fixture on Monday evening in Milltown.

Team: O Murdock, E Campbell, J Clarke, O McGivern, T Trainor, E McFerran, M Keohane, S O’Hare, O Gambold, A Vorobjov, J Lock, S Crawford, C McMahon

Ladies Football News

U13 girls: The girls latest match on Sunday (22nd), away to Newry Shamrocks, was another tale of what could have been for our hard working under 13 girls. A match well within our grasp ultimately went in favour of the opposition. Starting with the bare bones, we were stretched to the limit in terms of resources and when one of our defenders came off early in the 1st half the writing should have been on the wall. But these girls don't give up easily and got stuck in for the remainder of the game with only 14 on the pitch. A game where they showed great resilience and passion with some super ball work and a tireless defensive effort yet again, deserved a better result. Taking some well executed scores of our own, kept the margin low for most of the game and if a full panel was available the game was surely there for the taking. A fantastic effort from the girls who made it to the game and ran their socks off in Pairc Esler, a venue worthy of that effort.

U15 girls: Cumann Pheadair Naofa 2-4 V Glenn 3-8

After a disappointing run out in their last match, the U15 Blues were aiming to turn in a better performance against league title contenders Glenn, on Wednesday evening at Milltown. Normal team planning was somewhat disrupted with having to play 13 a-side, but this didn't stop the Blues throwing themselves into the match. A tight first half saw a number of chances for both sides, but few converted scores. The visitors went into the break with a one-point advantage. Warrenpoint continued to chase & pressure their opponents all over the pitch, solid defensive work being done by all from the full forward line, back. Up until the final quarter, the match could have gone either way, however a small flurry of scores from the visitors, pushed the match just beyond the reach of the Blues.

The ladies can be extremely proud of their efforts, really well done!

Camogie News

Our U9 and U11 matches against Ballyholland were postponed due to bad weather but we look forward to meeting them in the near future. 

Training for all age groups continues on Friday evenings, 6.15pm-7.15pm in St Mark's.

Club News

Congratulations Brendan

We are delighted for and extremely proud of our club referee Brendan Rice, he has been appointed as the man in charge of the All Ireland Ladies Senior Final between Dublin and Meath on Sunday 5th September at 415pm in Croke Park.

This is Brendan’s third final, a testament to his refereeing career. A massive achievement for Brendan, his family, club and county! We wish him all the best. 

Cul Camp 2021

In what has been a tough year for everyone, especially our young members who have missed out on so much, the release dates of Cul Camp 2021 were much anticipated and as expected the camp sold out in hours! 

For anyone who dropped off or picked up their kids last week, it was hard to miss the buzz about St Mark’s where over 170 young people descended to take part in their last camp of the summer. The week, coordinated by Brendan Rice saw every day take a different theme, from club day, to county day but most importantly saw skills develop and friendships flourish. 

Many thanks to our coordinator Brendan and our club volunteers who gave of their time to help out and coach at our ‘GAA for all Cul Camp.’ The. Final day saw ‘Mully’s Donuts’ provide goodies for everyone, coaches included!

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