Tir na nOg GAC Randalstown Centenary celebrations continued last night with a Gala Ball and Fun Night in their excellent Whitehill club-rooms and our photographer, Bert Trowlen was there to capture some excellent photographs of the night.
All Saints GAC Family Fun Weekend starts tonight. There are a lot of activities across the three days and the club looks forward to welcoming everyone to the events. All Saints would especially like to welcome club member and fellow Gaels to support our charity 5K run/walk tonight & our health checks by Chest Heart & Stroke on Saturday afternoon.
Programme of Events
Crebilly 5K Run/Walk. No entry fee. Donations on the night to the clubs nominated charity – “ Love Hope & Faith” Registration from 6-15, Race at 7-00
U14 Camogie Championship semi-final – All Saints v St. Mary’s Ahoghill 6-45 Slemish Park
U12 Football League – All Saints v Aldergrove 7-00 Slemish Park
Saturday-U12 Camogie Blitz 10-00 to 12-00
Provided by Chest Heart & Stroke 1-30 to 3-00 – All Saints GAC Club Rooms
Glitter Tats/Face Painting – 1-00 to 3-00 All Saints Club Rooms
Family Bingo-Quiz 2-30 to 4-30 – All Saints GAC Club Rooms
Club Barbecue Mulberry Gardens Galgorm Resort – 7-30
P3,P4,P5,P6 Girls Football Blitz 12-00 to 2-00 Slemish Park
P3 /4 Football v Rasharkin & Penalty Shoot Out
Sports Day – 2-00 to 4-00
North Antrim U12 Championship
Cushendall 7-5 Ballycastle 0-2
Cushendall turned in a powerful display of hurling when beating Ballycastle in the quarter final of the North Antrim Under 12 Hurling Championship at Pairc Mhuire on Monday evening. When these two side met two years ago at Under 10 there was little to choose between them but this time around Cushendall were dominant.
They took the lead in the opening minute with a Thomas McLaughlin goal and though Ballycastle came back with two points from Darragh Donnelly in the 3rd and 5th minutes it was clear the home team were well on top. Their second goal came on six minute with an excellent strike from Oran McCambridge, the first of four the right corner forward would grab during the game.
Centre half back Fintan McKillop added a point in the seventh minute before McCambridge got his second goal two minutes later. Fintan McKillop then added a point from a 45 before Cahir McCambridge got his team’s fourth goal just before the half time whistle.
The second half followed a similar pattern despite the great efforts of the visitors by Conor and Darragh Donnelly but Cushendall were on fire all over the field. Thomas McLaughlin started the second half scoring with a point before Oran McCambridge grabbed two goals in as many minutes. Cahir McCambridge chipped in with another point before Thomas McLaughlin wrapped it all up with his team;s seventh goal.
Cushendall – Liam Magee, Ryan McAuley, Conor McCann. Alex McAlister, Alex McCambridge, Fintan McKillop, Aidan Campbell, Dylan McNaughton, Callagh Mooney, Charlie McAllister, Fintan Bradley, Nicholas McLaughlin, Cahir McCambridge, Thomas McLaughlin, Oran McCambridge.
Ballycastle – Ruairi McShane, Tiernan Staunton, Adam Hughes, Fionn McGaughey, Fionnann Duffin, Niall McClean, Patrick McCaughan, Conor Donnelly, Dara Donnelly, Luke Connolly, Caodhan Crawford.
Referee – Malachy Leech (Oisins)
U16A football league
Moneyglass 1.14 All Saints 3.14
Photographs: Elaine Kelly
All Saints and Moneyglass faced each other in the U16 league last night, All Saints needing a win to secure a league play off with Aghagallon.
These two teams have developed a great rivalry with All Saints having won the earlier U16 meeting in the Breslin semi- final.
Moneyglass were first out of the blocks and dominated the early stages of play taking an early 1-3 to 0-2 lead, 10 minutes into the first half. Ronan Campbell was showing well and kicked a couple of good scores and James McCormick with an early goal.
All Saints gradually worked their way into the game playing a controlled possession style of football.
20 minutes into the 1st half the Ballymena side were awarded a penalty for a foul on Ronan McKillop which was dispatched to the net by Oisin O’Mullin. As they gradually earned the upper hand, they kicked a number of good scores from McKillop, O’Rawe and Ferris followed by a well taken goal clinically finished by Jamie Montgomery. Moneyglass finished the half with an excellent score from Kevin McCann.
All Saints led at break by 6 points, 2-8 to 1-5.
Moneyglass rallied well in second half with some good scores from McErlaine and Campbell and the game was evenly contested. All Saints dominated possession but missed a number of scorable frees at the start of the half which allowed Moneyglass back into the game and close the gap at one stage to 4 points.
Both teams exchanged a number of points and All Saints were awarded a late penalty for a foul on Oisin O Mullin which he dispatched to the net. All Saints winning on a final score line of 3-14 to 1-14.
This was a keenly contested encounter with both teams playing good football and there were good battles all over pitch.
O’Callaghan and McErlaine contested a great battle in the middle of Park. Tiernan McCormick was industrious and caused the All Saints defence problems and both James McCormick and Ronan Campbell also showed well for the Moneyglass men. Niall Devine, Patrick Ferris, Jude Casey, Shaun O’ Callaghan, Ronan McKillop and Oisin O Mullin all performed well for the Saints.
Having been beaten in Championship by Rossa earlier in the week All Saints now look forward to a league final play off against Aghagallon whilst Moneyglass will use this game as they step up preparations for the Championship Semi Final against Sarsfields in 2 week’s time. A useful run out for both sides and a lot of good quality on show.
Photographs: Bert Trowlen
U16B Football Championship
St Joseph s 2-13 St Endas 2-8
St Joseph s came out on top of a combative U16 championship game despite a late surge by the Hightown Gaels.
Darragh Armstrong struck 1-2 and Eoin Dixon top scored with 0-8 as Glenavy withstood a late comeback from the visitors to advance to the next round of the U16B Championship.
Starting well St Enda’s opened the scoring with a Sean Murray free but then struggled against a packed Glenavy defence.
A goal after 8 minutes preceded a period of domination that saw St Joseph’s take a commanding lead 1-5 to 0-1 before Sean Murray pointed two frees.
The half ended 1-5 to 0-3 despite some late pressure from St Enda’s.
The second half began with a few changes for Enda’s but they failed to make the best of some good possession. St Joseph s continued to score to lead 1-9 to 0-5 after points from Murray and Eoghan OHare
Glenavy hit back with another goal before Ryan Kelly and Colm McCabe points gave a glimmer of hope to the men in black and Amber.
To their credit the Hightown boys kept working hard despite trailing 2-12 to 0-7 they then mounted a spirited comeback with goals from Aidan Kelly and Saul Sherlock and another point from Ryan Kelly gave them some hope.
However late points from Glenavy ensured they ran out winners 2-15 to 2-8.
Glenavy Panel: Ronan Hill, Matthew McDermott, Michael Fox, Daniel Hamill, Shay O’Neill, Matthew Lawlor, Joseph Mulholland, Finn Malley, Darragh Doherty (0-1), Rory Nelson, Eoin Dixon (0-8,) Fiontan O’Boyle (0-2), Darragh Armstrong (1-2), Caolan McClenaghan, Michael Morgan (1-1), Lewis Collins Niall, Burke, Ruairi Hamill, Eugene Clenaghan.
St. Enda’s scorers: Sean Murray 0-3 frees, Eoin O’Hare 0-1, Ben O’Reilly 0-1, Ryan Kelly 0-2, Jude Stewart 1-0, Saul Sherlock 1-0