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Cumann Chluain Daimh - Clonduff GAA Club

Clonduff GAA Club is at the heart of the community, providing a range of Gaelic Games and Activities

Football, Camogie, Hurling, Ladies Football, Handball, Cultural & Social Activities!

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Senior Co Winners - 9 SFC - 1930, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1980, 2000, AI Football 7s 2009;
3 Senior Ladies FC - 2006, 2007, 2008; 2 Senior Camogie Championship - 2007, 2009, AI Camogie 7s Shield 2009; 2 Senior Handball Titles;
2 JHC; 41 County Scór Titles!

 

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The Big Stage

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Awards  Night

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Miscellaneous

 

Clonduff Camogs are known the length and breadth of Ireland for their activities both on and off the pitch. It all began back in 1951 when the club was initially formed but unfortunately it only existed for a short period of time. The club reformed again in 1967 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.
The club made good progress in the early years when they contested five consecutive Junior Championship finals. At this time several players were on the county teams and in 1974 when Down won the first ever All Ireland Minor title, the club was proud to have club player, Susie Lively as captain and the first person to receive the the Tailteann Cup. Susie was also a member of the Down Team that won the All Ireland Junior Championship in 1976. Kathleen Crilly and Eileen Hamill joined Susie, on that occasion on the team.
Success finally came to the club in 1977 when they won the Intermediate Championship. The club continued to expand with entry into the Minor and the new U14 and U12 Leagues and Championships. The first juvenile success came in 1980 when the u12 team won the League and Championship. Further success came in the 1980s when the U14 and Minor Leagues and Championship titles were added. After promotion to the Senior League in 1982, success on the field in the late 1980s came with a Junior and Intermediate Championship. In the 1990s, under the guidance of Club Chairperson, Eileen Hamill, the club introduced a juvenile coaching policy. This has resulted in an U12 League title in 1995, an U12 Championship title in 1996 and an U12 League and championship double in 1997. The club also contested the final of the U14 League and Championship in 1997. Throughout these successful years for the juveniles, the senior team contested the 1994 Intermediate Championship Final and won the league in the same year.
The juvenile policy also resulted in the Club winning the County Feile na nGael titles in 1995 and 1997. The National Feile Finals were held in Limerick in 1995 and Waterford in 1997. Winning the Feile Competition in Down and earning the right to represent their county in the National Finals was indeed an honour for the Club and all the players.
Juvenile success continued with the winning of the Down and Ulster Community Games titles in 1996 and 1997. In 1996 the Club became the first club in Down to win bronze medals in the National community Games Camogie Competition.
Off the field, the Clonduff Camogs are well-known in CCD circles. In addition to County and Ulster competitions, members have been participating at All Ireland Level at various stages since its inauguration. In CCD’s short history the Club has won All Ireland titles in Recitation, Ceili and Set Dancing, Solo Singing and Quiz. The club created its own little bit of history in 1997 when it won three All Ireland titles on the same day in Quiz, Solo Singing and Set Dancing.
Maura Quinn and Marie Walls have held positions on The County Board and Eileen Hamill was manager of the County Minor Team. The Club has won various County awards over the years including ‘Club of the Year’ in 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1996. Other awards include Referee of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year. Ciara McGreevy and Moya Maginn won U14 Player of the Year in 1990 and 1996 respectively.

Until 2007 the Club had won every honour in Down except the Senior County Championship. When Clonduff defeated the Mairín McAleenan inspired Liatroim, who had won the last 16 titles, hope lived eternal! And then they did it in style!
Clonduff Camogs became County Senior Champions for the first time on Sunday 22nd July 2007! This was undoubtedly the greatest day in their 40 year history, though they only rejoined the senior ranks in 2001 having had two unsuccessful short sojourns in the top flight in previous years. They have been knocking on the door since the gained Senior status in 2001 and it eventually opened, in great style on Sunday 22 July 2007! There were eight dual players on the team who also collected the the Ladies Football League and Championship in the same year!

 

U14 Championship Shield Final – Clonduff v Bredagh Drumaness

The performance of the week came from our U14s in the final of the Championship shield on Thursday evening in Drumaness against a much fancied Bredagh team, and when the teams took the field and the huge crowd looked at the size of the Belfast team they feared for our girls, it was a very tough first half with Bredagh winning the physical battle but the girls defended heroically and stepped up their game in the second half, with five mins remaining Clonduff were one point down but the girls took the game by the scruff of the neck and finished up winning by 2 points. Final score was Clonduff 1-7 Bredagh 1-5

There were huge performances all over the pitch with the defence tackling and hassling like their lives depended on it. Erin Lively in goals was simply outstanding and young Eve Matthews was excellent at full back, Roisin McPolin played a real captain’s role and showed great skill and leadership to her young team mates.

The girls and their families returned to the Clonduff clubrooms for refreshments after the game and the mood was very happy, Clonduff Camogie Club chairperson and team mentor Guinevra McGilligan congratulated the girls on their magnificent performance.

A huge thank you to all the parents who came along and supported the girls and indeed on this occasion we do believe that the big Clonduff contingent really were the 16th player for the girls.

 

NEW TRAINING TOPS FOR U14 CAMOGS

Roisin McPolin (captain) accepts a set of training tops prior to their U14 Shield Final from Robert Wilson. Also included in photo is Camogie Chair and U14 manager Guinevra McGilligan

 

NEWRY MOURNE & DOWN DC SPONSORED CAMOGIE CAMP

45 Children attended the annual Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Sponsored Camogie Camp in Clonduff Park from  Monday 8th August until Friday 12th August

 

U6 CAMOGS HAVE FIRST OUTING AT MAYOBRIDGE BLITZ

for many of these little girls this was their first ever Camogie match for Clonduff. First of many!

 

CLARE McGILLIGAN WINS COLLEGES CAMOGIE ALL STAR!

Congratulations to 18-year-old Clare McGilligan, who in her final year at Our Lady's Grammar School, Newry picked up a Colleges All Star announced at the beginning of December 2015. Clare is daughter of Guinevra and Alistair McGilligan

 

Senior Camogie Championship Final 2015 Liatroim 0-9 v Clonduff 0-8

Despite Clonduff being defending County and Ulster Champions Liatroim were the overwhelming favourites for the first Camogie final in the wide open spaces of Pairc Esler. The Clonduff and Liatroim U10s had formed a Guard of Honour for the teams entering the pitch. When the game got under way it didn’t look that way and at the half-way point Clonduff led by a single point. The second half continued in the same close manner. When time was up the referee indicated four (4) additional minutes but when five additional minutes lapsed the sides were level! A ‘strange’ free-out in front of the Liatroim goals was then awarded against Clonduff. The game continued until Liatroim got the next score with the clock showing 37½ minutes gone in the second half by the time the whistle was blown! Amazing! The least Clonduff and Down Camogie deserved was a replay.

Clonduff team: Kitty Fegan, Jenna Boden, Fionnuala Carr, Hannah McAteer, Jenny Quinn, Clare McGilligan, Nicola O’Hagan, Onagh McClorey, Karen Gribben, Orla Maginn, Paula Gribben (Capt), Cassie Fitzpatrick, Orla Gribben, Sara Louise Carr, Elizabeth Wilson; Subs used: Ursula Quinn, Petrina Lively; Other Panellists: Charlene Lively, Martina Rooney, Niohmi Murray, Orla Caldwell, Elle Fitzpatrick, Niamh Canning, Kate Kane, Debra Murray

The children in the Guard of Honour were: Ceallagh Byrne, Michaela Harper, Blaithin Shields, Ellen Shields, Meave McPolin, Clodagh Kelly, Eveagh kelly, Laura Close, Cara Savage, Tierna savage, Amy Morgan Katie Morgan, Grace Clancy (Grace was the ‘Cup Carrier’)

 

CLONDUFF U12 CAMOGIE PARISH LEAGUE

Well done to all the girls who participated in the Parish League on Tuesday 8th September 2015 in what was probably our warmest Tuesday of the year. Fantastic turnout of parents, your support is greatly appreciated by the club but most importantly by the players themselves who seemed to find that extra gear when they know mummy, daddy, granny aunt or uncle is watching them and cheering them on. Massive thanks to our older girls in the club who came along to manage the teams and referee the games. Thanks to Eileen, Eimear, Noreen and Kitty and indeed anyone else that has helped out throughout the year looking after these teams. In the u10/u12 league Congratulations to the winning team Wexford managed by Molly Brown, Katie Cunningham and Caitlin Harper who were undefeated in all their matches, camogie was the real winner in that all the teams displayed great skill.

 

Clonduff U8 and U10 Camogs at Regional Blitzes in Drumaness

The U8 and U10 girls participated in the Regional Blitzes in Drumaness on Saturday 27th June 2015. Both teams played really well and demonstrated great skill despite their youthfulness.

Above: the U10 girls - Clodagh Kelly,  Michaella  Harper,  Cellagh Byrne, Amy Morgan,  Blathnaid Morris, Grace Clancy and Blaithin Shields.

Below: the U8 girls - Hannah Shields, Louisa Morgan, Erin Byrne,  Rosamund McPolin,  Iona Grant, Eveagh Morgan, Dervla Flanagan, Ellie Morgan, Amy Fallon, Sinead McPolin, Ashleen Byrne and Ciara McPolin

 

CAMOGIE - Annual Easter Cake Sale

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who baked and/or supported the Camogs annual cake sale on Easter Saturday morning - your time, effort and support is very much appreciated. Thank you also to the Colm in Morgan’s Butchers for hosting the hamper and to all who sold tickets for the hamper raffle. Congratulations to Alistair McGilligan who was the lucky winner of the hamper.

Camogie Easter Hamper Draw - l to r - Kitty Fegan, Colm Morgan, Guinevra McGilligan in 'The Butcher's!

 

all Ireland Intermediate club semi final –piltown (kilkenny) 3-5 clonduff 0-6

The scoreline does not reflect what happened in Clane Co Kildare on Sunday afternoon (1st February). Clonduff got off to a great start and were three points up before Piltown registered their first score and this was followed by a goal which the keeper had saved brilliantly at the first time of asking but the backs couldn’t clear the danger. Clonduff answered with a point to leave the teams going in level at the break. The Yellas has the lion’s share of possession in that period but failed to convert it on the scoreboard. At the turnaround Clonduff were playing into a stiff breeze but more than held their own – with six minutes remaining Clonduff led by a point – then disaster a long range free which appeared to be going over the bar actually dropped into the net to put Piltown into the lead. Try as they might Clonduff just couldn’t get back on terms and the ‘Cats’ converted another couple of long range points before scoring another goal.

It was a harsh result on players and management but for the very big contingent of travelling support it was the end of magnificent year in which this group of girls created Club history by becoming the first ever Clonduff team to win an Ulster title on the field of play. It’s worth another go girls! Thanks for the memories of 2014!

Team: Kitty Fegan, Nicola O’Hagan, Jenna Boden, Debra Murray, Orla Maginn, Fionnuala Carr, Clare McGilligan, Lisa McPolin, Ursula Quinn (Capt), Lizzie Wilson, Paula Gribben, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Petrina Lively, Sara Louise Carr, Orla Gribben; sub used: Petrina Lively, Cainín Hynes; other panellists: Shannon O’Hagan, Niohmi Murray, Niamh Brown, Niamh Canning, Karen Haughey, Leann Quinn

The girls above pictured in the sunshine (though bitterly cold) Clane GAA grounds and below their final training session on Friday night in the snow-covered Clonduff Park demonstrating that the result was no lack of effort!

 

CAMOGS NOT DETERRED IN THEIR ALL IRELAND SEMI FINAL PREPARATIONS

Best wishes to Clonduff Camogs in their All Ireland Semi Final v Piltown (Kilkenny) in Clane, Co Kildare on Sunday 1st February @ 2pm. The girls didn't let the heavy snow in their final week of preparations deter them! They take the best wishes of the entire parish and further afield with them to Kildare on Sunday. The weather wasn't the only setback to their preparations - their manager Robert Wilson fell ill and was hospitalised - we wish you well Robert! But what a replacement was found for Robert - former Club manager and 2014 All Ireland County Manager Alistair McGilligan!

 

FIONNUALA IS 'GAELIC LIFE'S' ULSTER CAMOGIE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2014

Huge congratulations to our senior Camogie player Fionnuala Carr on her ‘Gaelic Life’ Ulster Camogie Player of the Year award, presented at the Gaelic Life All Stars Saturday night in the Hilton hotel Belfast!!!! Well deserved!!!! Long overdue!!!

 

LOCAL COUNCILS HONOUR ALL IRELAND WINNING CAMOGIE AND LADIES FOOTBALL TEAMS

At a lavish affair in Canal Court Hotel on Saturday night 17th January jointly hosted by Newry & Mourne and Down Councils (new Super Council for the area) the Down Camogie Team and Ladies Football Team were presented with their All Ireland Medals in front of their friends and families.
Clonduff was very well represented on the night - the manager and seven players (Alistair McGilligan, and from left to right: Nicola O'Hagan, Fionnuals Carr, Sara Louise Carr, Paula Gribben, Karen Haughey (nee Gribben), Lisa McPolin, Clare McGilligan) Camogie team, manager and trainer (Mark Copeland and Ryan McShane) with Ladies Football team and The Murray Family provided the musical entertainment for the arrival of guests and dignities on the night

 

Ulster Camogie Intermediate Club Championship Final Replay – Clonduff 2-7 Eglish (Tyrone) 1-9

Sunday 2nd November 2014 was a very proud and historic day for the Gaels of Clonduff as our Senior Camogs became the first ever Clonduff team to collect an Ulster title in our long and illustrious history. Well done Robert, Eileen and girls!

Apparently it was a great game for the neutral spectator but not if you were either a Clonduff or an Eglish Supporter! Clonduff had the first chance but shot wide; from the puck-out Eglish collected and fired over the bar. The sides then swapped two points apiece until Eglish fired to the net and then fired over a further three points. Things looked bleak and then Clonduff were awarded a penalty which Fionnuala Carr despatched to the back of the net and this was followed by another point after Eglish had added a further two. Half time Clonduff 1-3 Eglish 1-7

Eglish got the first score of the second half but that was all they got until the dying moments of the game. With twelve minutes gone and four points down in the second half disaster struck! Young Cassie was red carded for a second bookable offence within minutes – however the first yellow card should have gone to another Clonduff player and despite protestations from both teams it stood! This, however, galvanised the Clonduff girls and by 20 minutes had levelled the game and two minutes later had moved into a one-point lead and with two minutes to go had made it two up. Eglish got one back and it was a long three minutes of injury time before the final whistle. Amid great scenes of jubilation the Player of the Match Award was presented to Sara Louise Carr and then the Ulster Cup was presented to the injured Clonduff Captain Ursula Quinn.

What a great journey home! The girls were paraded through the village and outlying areas on Paul/Paddy Mackin’s lorry before returning to the clubrooms for the traditional post match meal and pursuant celebrations!
Team and subs: Kitty Fegan, Leanne Quinn, Jenna Boden, Orla Maginn, Nicola O'Hagan, Fionnuala Carr, Clare McGilligan, Lisa McPolin, Petrina Lively, Lizzie Wilson, Paula Gribben, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Karen Haughey, Sara Louise Carr, Orla Gribben, Onagh McClorey, Ursula Quinn (Capt), Debra Murray, Shannon O'Hagan, Cailín Hynes, Nohmi Murray, Ciara Tumilty, Niamh Brown 
Get well soon to Ursula (injured in drawn game last week), Fionnuala Carr and Kitty Fegan - Hopefully you will all be fighting fit for All Ireland Semi Final in February 2015!

 

THIRD ALL STAR SOARING STAR AWARD FOR FIONNUALA

Many congratulation to Fionnuala Carr who picked up her third Camogie Soaring Star (All Stars for Intermediate and Junior Team Players) in The Citywest Hotel Dublin on Saturday 1st November 2014 - the eve of the Ulster Camogie Club replay between Clonduff and Eglish (Co Tyrone). Fionnuala's previous All Star Awards were in 2007 and 2011

 

A Great Second Half Display earn Clonduff Camogs a Replay!

A dominant 2nd half display from Clonduff Camogs to earn a replay v Eglish in Ulster Intermediate Club Final. Playing against the elements in wild and windy Granemore Clonduff scored a single point but the opposition had only scored one until the 20th minute – then they dropped in a couple of long range balls that fooled everybody and ended in the back of the net. The half time score was 2-2 to 0-1
What a contrast in the second half – Clonduff started with a goal! And then dominated affairs to pull back to within one point with 18 mins gone. Clonduff, like Eglish in the first half, found the wind difficult to guage and fired so many wides and just couldn't get the equaliser until injury time and still had a chance to win. Eglish didn't score in the second half to leave final score Clonduff 1-5 Eglish 2-2. What a prospect in store for the replay!

Team and scorers: Kitty Fegan, Leanne Quinn, Jenna Boden, Orla Maginn, Nicola O’Hagan, Fionnuala Carr, Clare McGillign, Lisa McPolin (0-1), Ursula Quinn (Capt), Lizzie Wilson, Paula Gribben (0-1), Cassie Fitzpatrick, Karen Haughey (0-1), Sara Louise Carr (1-2), Orla Gribben. Sub used: Petrina Lively. Other panellists: Debra Murray, Shannon O’Hagan, Caílín Hynes, Niohmí Murray, Ciara Tumilty, Niamh Brown, Onagh McClorey

 

CAMAN TO CROKER 2014

U12 Camogs in Croke Park with Young Referee Cara Boden and mentors Eileen Hamill, Maria Wilson and Kitty Fegan

On Saturday 18th October 2014, the U12 Camogs travelled to participate in the Caman to Croker blitz after winning a place through Hurl Smart Week which was displayed on the  big screen in Croke Park. The Camogs were grouped with Toomevara Tipperary, Naas Kildare and Ratoath Meath where they all played well, tried their best and went on a bit of a scoring fest in the final game.  

The morning started with the girls being presented with their beautiful pink hoodies kindly sponsored by Kieran Kelly of KK Renewables. Thanks Kieran! A Super day enjoyed by all! Unfortunately  Tierna Savage was unable to play due to a broken foot - Tierna, we wish you and Katie Cunningham speedy recoveries.

Panel: Hannah Wilson, Eve Matthews , Katie Murnion, Katie Cunningham, Katie Morgan Lauren Kane, Eveagh Kelly, Ellen Shields, Erin Smyth, Grace Hamill, Eimear Doyle, Erin Lively, Sophie O'Hagan, Tierna Savag,e Erin McAlinden, and Kayleigh McPolin

Clonduff referee in Croke Park was 14 year-old Cara Boden who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

This rounds off a very successful year for these young girls and their mentors Eileen Hamill, Kitty Fegan and Maria Wilsin, having played in Clones and Croke Park, were runners up in the All County Blitz and were League finalists.

Many thanks to the parents who travelled on the bus and indeed who helped with travel all year - very much appreciated! 

Kieran Kelly presenting new pink tops to U12 mentors in Croke Park - Eileen Hamill, Kitty Fegan and Maria Wilson

 

CLONDUFF CAMOGIE CAPTAIN AT LAUNCH OF ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Clonduff Camogie Captain Ursula Quinn, attended the launch of the Camogie and Ladies Football Club Championships in Garvaghey, Co Tyrone on Wednesday evening. They received an inspirational address from Ulster GAA President Martin McAvinney. Ursula is pictured above with the captains of the nine Ulster Clubs and Ulster Camogie Officials.

 

CLONDUFF U14 CAMOGS ARE CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD WINNERS 2014

Clonduff U14 Camogs Collect Championship Shield with impressive display over Ballycran on Friday night 26th September. Clonduff led 1-4 to 1-1 at half time and held Ballycran scoreless in the second half while adding a further 4-5 to their own tally. The girls are pictured below on their return to the Clubrooms. Well done to everyone involved.

 

New Tops for Clonduff Senior Camogs

Manus Lowry, Proprietor, Clonduff Bar presents a new set of tops to Clonduff Camogs prior to the Co Final Saturday 14th September 2014. Pictured above are Robert Wilson (Manager), Ursula Quinn (Captain), Manus Lowry and Guinevra McGilligan (Camogie Chairperson)

 

CLONDUFF ARE SENIOR COUNTY CAMOGIE CHAMPIONS 2014

Clonduff reached the County Camogie Final with a scintillating display over reigning County and Ulster Champions Ballycran a few weeks ago. Their opponents in the final were Portaferry and they demonstrated exactly why they were there when the sides met in the Final on Saturday 20th September in sun-bathed RGU Downpatrick. Portaferry got off to a whirlwind start with the advantage of a strong breeze at their backs. They raced into a 1-2 to 0-1 score before Clonduff realised they were in the final and they came more and more into the game and by the break had reduced the deficit to a mere point - 1-3 to 0-5.

In the second half Clonduff demonstrated why they had seven players on the All Ireland Winning Down team a week earlier - they quickly equalised and pulled a head. In fact they held Portaferry scoreless throughout the second half, even when awarded a penalty, the Yellas cleared the ball off the line, moved it upfield and scored a great point. The final score was Clonduff 1-11 Portaferry 1-2.

Captain Ursula Quinn accepted the Cup from Co Camogie Chair Dierdre McGrath and Player of the Tournament was chosen by Francis McGrath and the trophy was presented to Sarah Louise Carr. The team, the mentors Robert Wilson and Eileen Hamill, family and friends returned to the Clubrooms for the traditional Celebratory meal on Saturday evening.

Well done to all concerned!

 

DOWN CAMOGIE HOMECOMING - HILLTOWN SQUARE

For the Clonduff players it was a great club and family experience; to have seven players and manager involved is a great honour and a massive congratulation goes to Karen & Paula Gribben, Fionnuala & Sara Louise Carr, Lisa McPolin, Nicola O’Hagan and Clare & Alastair McGilligan. Celebrations continued at the Canal Court Hotel on Sunday night and the team went on a whistle stop tour of many of the Clubs on their way to Portaferry on Monday night, stopping in Ballyholland, Mayobridge, Hilltown, Castlewellan, Liatroim and finally Portaferry.

The Camogie Club would like to publically thank Brendan Murray and Paddy Mackin for organising the ‘welcome home’ on Monday evening; to Martin Lynch, Leo Bloomfield and John Wilson for putting up the bunting during the week and to Kieran Tumilty and Dermot Fitzpatrick for making and erecting the signs throughout the village.

 

DOWN CAMOGS ARE ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS!

Many Congratulations to Down Camogs who became All Ireland Premier Junior Champions and collected the Kay Mills Cup on Sunday 14th September 2014. The team is managed by Clonduff man Alistair McGilligan and has seven girls on the panel five of whom started the game - l to r above: Karen Haughey, Fionnuala Carr, Paula Gribben, Nicola O'Hagan, Clare McGilligan, Sara Louise Carr and Lisa McPolin

Below is the bus load of Clonduff supporters to travelled to the game on Sunday!

 

Clonduff Camogie Car Wash - Fundraiser for County Final Appearance

Clonduff Senior Camogie team is in County Final on Saturday 20th September. In an effort to raise funds for the occasion the girls and their mentors organised a very successful Car Wash in Clonduff Park. It was a very busy day and particularly with the Senior men decided to swell the coffers after they finished their training session. This coincided with the All County Minor Football Championship QF between Burren and Kilcoo which in turn was followed by the Ladies County Senior Final between Castlewellan and Annaclone.

 

Down Camogs have their Media Evening in Clonduff Park

On Friday 5th September Clonduff Club hosted the Down Camogie Team's Media Evening and Meet and Greet Session with just over a week to go to the All Ireland Final on 14th September - this is Down's third Final appearance in four years - We know they will finish the job this year!

The Clonduff contingent on the Down Camogie Team: Back Row: Sara Louise Carr, Fionnuala Carr, Alistair McGilligan, Karen Haughey, Paula Gribben; Front: Nicola O'Hagan, Lisa McPolin, Clare McGilligan

Some young Clonduff Supporters at the Camogie Media Night with Karen, Paula and Nicola

Family Affair - Down Camogie manager Alistair McGilligan (back, centre) has close family ties with Clonduff and Down Camogie - front left is his daughter Clare and front right is his wife Guinevra, Chairperson of Clonduff Camogie; flanking Alistair are Guinevra's nieces Fionnuala Carr (left) and Sara Louise Carr (right)

Above: The younger group with Jenna and Teenie

There was a great turnout of girls at the well-established Camogie Camp sponsored by Newry & Mourne District Council.
The 40 or so young girls were coached by Cousins Jenna Boden and Teenie Lively,Orla Gribben and Clare McGilligan.

The Camogie Camp is now well established in the Clonduff Calendar and continues to go from strength to strength – something to which the brand new Hurling Camp can aspire.

Below: The older girls with Orla and Clare

 
U6 and U8 Co Camogie Blitz - July 2014

The U6 Camogie team that participated in the blitz in Kilcoo (July 2014)

Back  (l-R) Ruby Binks, Elle Woods,  Aislinn Byrne,  Ellie Morgan;
Front (l-r)  Lily Rose McGinn, Sinead McPolin, Dervla Flanagan,  Ciara McPolin and Amy Fallon

U8 Camogie team that took part in the Kilcoo blitz (July 2014).  

Back (l-r) Amiee Lee Morgan, Clara Grant,  Amy Morgan, Kylah Kearney; Front (l-r) Anna Morgan, Erin Byrne Clodagh Kelly,  Hannah Shields

 
   
 

YOUNG CLONDUFF CAMOGS HAVE GREAT WEEK AT CAMP JMAC IN MAYOBRIDGE JULY 2014!

 

Clonduff SENIOR Camogs Dethrone County and Ulster Champions

Clonduff Senior Camogie team with a great blend of youth and experience dethroned the reigning County and Ulster Camogie Champions, Ballycran in an outstanding performance in Downpatrick on Wednesday evening (2nd July 2014). In this quarter final the girls from Clonduff came away victors on a score of 5-13 to 5-6. The team, pictured before the game are: Back (l to r) Karen Haughey (nee Griben), Sara Louise Carr, Debra Murray, Paula Gribben, Ciara Tumilty, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Fionnuala Carr, Ursula Quinn (Capt), Kitty Fegan, Shannon O'Hagan, Orla Maginn; Front (l to r) Orla Gribben, Cailín Hynes, Lisa McPolin, Elizabeth Wilson, Clare McGilligan, Jenna Boden, Nicola O'Hagan, Petrina Lively, Niohmi Murray

 

National Camogie President Visits Clonduff Park For National Feile 2014

National Feile came to Clonduff Park over the weekend of 20th-21st June 2014 when the local Camogie Club hosted Clonkill Camogie Club, Co Westmeath who reached the semi final. During one of the games in Clonduff Park the National Camogie President Aileen Lawlor paid a visit to the club and was suitably impressed by the facilities available.

The visitors were hosted in the homes of Clonduff girls who participated. On Saturday night a party was held in the Clubrooms for girls and their families from both Clonduff and Clonkill. Our Scór Sinsir musician and singer Paul Kelly led the entertainment and soon had everybody 'competing' to do their own party piece. Friendships made, never to be forgotten!

 

Div 2 Inter-County Camogie - Down v Kilkenny

Clonduff GAA Club hosted the Down v Kilkenny Div 2 Camogie clash on Sunday afternoon (23rd March 2014). Down were in sparkling form in the first half and led 1-10 to 0-5 in the warm sunshine. The weather took a turn for the worse at half time with a hail storm and simultaneously Down let the visitors back into the game and they narrowed the gap to four points. Then the sun came out again and the Down girls responded to run out comfortable winners on a score of 2-13 to 1-7. With only one game left in the group in which they are so far unbeaten, Down have practically secured a League play-off spot. Clonduff girls on the team, all of whom played some part are: Paula Gribben, Fionnuala Carr, Orla Maginn, Jenna Boden and Clare McGilligan. There are a number of other Clonduffians on the panel who are either injured or were unavailable through work. Alistair McGilligan is Assistant Manager and Selector

 

St Mark's are U14 Down Schools Camogie Champions 2014

Congratulations to St Mark's High School (above) on winning U14 County Schools Camogie title. Clonduff girls on this team, pictured above are: Katie McGilligan, Ellen Kelly, Beth Fitzpatrick, Ally Magee, Cara Boden, Emily Lively, Caitlin Harper.

 

Wedding of the Year! Clonduff Camogie Style

On Saturday evening 8th February a hearty crowd of Clonduff and Mayobridge patrons celebrated the ‘Wedding’ of Mayobridge’s finest son and Clonduff’s golden girl. It was the joining together of the two oldest Clubs in Down and two families steeped in GAA tradition. All club rivalry was put aside for the celebrations (well for most of it anyway).

The bride was fashionably late and if the Camogie Club had had their way she may have been a no-show altogether; Chairperson Guinevra McGilligan tried her best to dissuade the impatient bride but to no avail.  After the pre-nup was signed proceedings got under way by Burren’s Fr Fake Rooney - which made for an interesting sermon!

The bridesmaids and flower girls were stunning and equally matched by the handsome groom’s party; the style and hats from invited guests were like nothing Hilltown has witnessed in many years.

The reception was lively and the speeches memorable with the fathers of the bride and groom (Ross and Tom) making impromptu appearances. There were video messages from none other than the Gooch in Kerry, Moya in London, John Morgan in Australia and from an Ex of Thomas’ (somewhere in Eastern Europe or the Middle East).

After the reception guests, who travelled from near and far, danced the night away to DJ Mini Macs.  The happy couple are currently homeless and looking for suitable accommodation the Clonduff side of the seven bends but as they head off on their honeymoon to Bora Bora, they can ‘cross that bridge’ when they come to it.

Clonduff Camogie club would like to thank all those people who helped to make this a memorable night, in particular to Thomas and Fionnuala……..congratulations!!!!

 

Clonduff Camogie Club Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning

Pictured above are (Back Row) Maura Quinn, Guinevra McGilligan, Teresa Carr; (Front Row) Eileen Hamill, Suzi McIlwaine Cancer Focus Rep, Aisling Dickson presenting a cheque for the proceeds of their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning - this year £420 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland was raised! 

 

Congratulations to Our Lady's Grammar School Newry who annexed the Ulster U16 Schools title beating St Mary's, Clady girls in terrible wet and windy conditions in Killyman on a scoreline of 2-2 to 1-3  Clonduff's Noeleen McAlinden and Clare McGilligan  (pictured below) were on the the team.

Also to St Louis' Grammar School Kilkeel who won the Junior Schools title - both on Saturday 14th December 2013 and they can now look forward to All Ireland  Semi Final in the New Year. Many congratulations to the teams and their mentors!

 

Ursula Quinn is Ulster Camogie Administrator of the Year!

On Saturday 23rd November when Ulster Camogie made their annual awards, Ursula Quinn was selected as 'Administrator of the Year'. Ursula has just stepped down as Secretary to Down Camogie Board after eight years of dedicated service. Many Congratulations Ursula - Well Deserved!

 

Paula Gribben is British Universities 'Player of the Tournament'

The Liverpool University Camogie Team (above) that won the British Universities 7s Competition recently. Clonduff's Paula Gribben (2nd from right back row) played at midfield and won 'Player of the Tournament'. Well done Paula!

 

2013 Down Camogie Players of the Year

At the Down Camogie Convention on Sunday 17th November 2013, Fionnuala Carr (l) was selected as Senior Player of the Year and her young cousin Clare McGilligan (r) was selected as U16 Player of the Year. Congratulations to them both who are pictured with outgoing Secretary Ursula Quinn who served for eight years in the post.

 

U12 All County Camogie Blitz

Well done to Clonduff U12 Camogs who competed in their final U12 Blitz of the year at Kilcoo on Saturday.  Although they didn’t make it to the knock out stages, they competed really well in all their games where the score lines were really tight. 

Team (pictured below): Back row (l tor): Hannah Wilson, Ailish Fearon, Caitlin Harper, Beth Fitzpatrick, Ally Magee, Roisin McPolin; Front row (l to r): Isabella O’Hare, Sophie O’Hagan, Eve Matthews, Katie Cunningham and Amy Lowry.

 

Kilmacud Camogie Sevens 2013

Clonduff Camogs participated in the annual Kilmacud All Ireland Sevens on Saturday 14th September. They played some really good Camogie but failed to progress from the Group Stage. The girls stayed over in Dublin on Saturday night and attended the All Ireland Finals on Sunday.

Highlight of the weekend was 15 year old Petrina Lively taking 3rd place in the Ball Wall skills competition. Well done Petrina!

On Sunday, the Down U14 Development Squad with Clonduff players Katie McGilligan and Ellen Kelly played in the All Ireland U14 Blitz and joined the parade around Croke Park prior to the Senior Final.

Above are the girls who actually played and below are the wannabe players!

Below - Young Clare McGilligan played in her first Kilmacud with big cousins Sara Louise (l) and Fionnuala (r) Carr

 

Clonduff Youngsters at County Camogie Blitz

Clonduff was represented at U6, U8 and U10 in the small sided County Camogie Blitz in Ballyholland on Saturday 31st August 2012

 

Annual Camogie Camp in Clonduff Park

Upwards on 40 girls aged 8-13 years attended the annual Camogie Coaching Camp in Clonduff Park 12th to 16th August 2013. The Camp is sponsored by Newry & Mourne District Council and this year the coaches (all Clonduff) were Kitty Fegan who is on National Camogie Coaching Committee, Orla Gribben who had been one of the coaches on the Kellogs Cul Camp the previous week and the young Jenna Boden.

 

Down Poc Fada 2013

Congratulations to the Clonduff Senior Camogs who won the first ever team event at the Down Poc Fada on Downpatrick Racecourse on Saturday 1st June.

They Completed the racecourse, a new venue, with 33 pocs and no faults (senior men's team winners completed it in 32 pocs and 2 faults).

Congratulations to the U16 team and to Sara-Louise Carr and Niamh Brown who narrowly missed out on first place in the individual events. Thanks to Maurice Brown who spotted for the individuals and Maria Wilson and Hannah who accompanied the seniors around the racecourse.

All the Clonduff girls, pictured above are: Cassie Fitzpatrick (U16), Kitty Fegan, Ursula Quinn, Sara Louise Carr (all Senior), Petrina Lively (U16), Orla Maginn (Senior), Elizabeth Wilson, Niamh Brown (both U16)

On the left is Orla, Ursula and Kitty with the new sticks they received as their prize for winning the team event. 

 

Clonduff Juvenile Camogs at Longstone Tournament - Sunday 19th May 2013

Above - Clonduff U6 Camogs who took part in their first ever tournament in Longstone - Stars in the making!

Above the U8 Camogs and Below the U10 Camogs who all took part in the Longstone Tournament on Sunday 19th May 2013

 
Caman and Try It - Clonduff Park 2013

Saturday 13th April 2013 was a busy morning in Clonduff Park - Kitty organised a 'Caman and Try It' session for the youngsters and their parents on the new field whilst the U8 boys and girls were taking part in the South Down Football pitch (4 pitches set up on the main pitch)
And what a great day the Camogs had, Kitty Fegan (above centre) the juvenile coach ably assisted by senior players; Orla Gribben, Sara Louise Carr (extreme right of the picture), Ciara Havern, Ursula Quinn and guest coach for the day, Antrim Hurler Aaron Graffin, gave the girls a taster for over an hour, the girls along with their Mums and Dads then moved to the clubrooms where they were treated to some refreshments and a display showing what the club is all about. Each girl was given a ticket and a raffle was held for prizes very kindly donated by CR Sports and the Camogie Club.
All the participants were treated to a key ring, a bookmark, a sticker and a wrist band as they left the clubrooms. Indeed the player on the bookmark was none other than our very own senior player and Captain of the County team Fionnuala Carr. 
Many thanks to all who helped to make the day such a success!!!!

What about the background in this photo - its the middle of April - luckily the morning's weather was good before the the cold, wet front moved in!

 

Weather-delayed 2013 Camogie Season Eventually Gets Under Way

The Camogie season was delayed for a week due to the snow, frost and cold in Holy week. Clonduff is fortunate to be able to accommodate three home games simultaneously, which is what happened on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 - the Minor Camogs played on the new pitch, the U15 Camogs on the back pitch while the Minor Footballers played on the main pitch.

There were mixed results for the girls - the Minors (above) were defeated by Ballygalget while the U14s (below) had a good win over Warrenpoint.

 

 

Good Night for Clonduff at Annual Down Camogie Awards

Well done to Eileen Hamill and Kitty Fegan (above) who received individual Awards at the Annual Down Camogie Awards on Sunday 27th January 2013.  Eileen received the Brigid Maginn Services to Sport Award; Kitty received the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Clare McGilligan, Elizabeth Wilson and Jenna Boden were presented with their Ulster Minor Camogie Medals. The Clonduff contingent at the Awards are pictured above - Back row (l to r) Alistair McGilligan (Down Senior Camogie Manager), Ursula Quinn (County Camogie Secretary), Kitty Fegan (National Camogie Coach), Maria and Robert Wilson; Front row (l to r) Eileen Hamill (County Fixtures Secretary), Clare McGilligan, Guinevra McGilligan (Clonduff Camogie Chairperson), Elizabeth Wilson, Katie McGilligan. Well done everyone!

 

Camogie Mystery Tour Weekend

On Friday 30th November 2012 this crowd of 'Air Stewardesses' assembled in Hilltown before departing on their 'Mystery Tour Weekend'. All they knew was that they had to travel to Belfast airport and open a sealed envelope - destination London. when they arrived in London there was another sealed envelope to open - board a bus and travel to Brighton!

Apparently no-one had any bother at security at either airport but what a shock awaits poor Brighton! Clonduff Camogs have arrived!

 

Clonduff Parish Camogie League 2012

The Senior Parish League took place on  Sunday 14th October 2012 at 2pm - people now asking why it hasn't happened for the last few years, such was the fun. The participants all helped out at the 'Big Breakfast' on Sunday morning and then turned their hands to other skills. What a great afternoon's craic - they say they can't wait until next year!

The teams: above left 'Dolly Mixtures captained by Kitty Fegan; above right 'Liquorice Allsorts' captained by Debra Murray and below left the winning 'Humbugs' captained by Leanne Quinn. Guinevra McGilligan (Camogie Chair) presents winning captain Leann with the trophy.

 

U12 All County Camogie Blitz:

The All County U12 blitz was held in An Riocht on Sat 22nd Sept to bring an end to the season for most camogs at this age; Clonduff was represented by 2 teams Clonduff Harps and Clonduff Shamrocks.

Clonduff Harps faired well against An Riocht, Ballyholland and Newry and found themselves in the Div IV final against Aghaderg, which the latter won.

Clonduff Shamrocks had a bit more luck and despite a first round defeat at the hands of tournament favourites Ballygalget by a single goal they progressed to the Div II final against Bredagh, which they won.

All players on both teams performed really well and brought a fitting end to their busy season.  Thank you to Ursula and Alastair for taking the teams and don’t forget the U12 Parish League will be on Sunday 7th October – teams and colours in next week’s post.

Congratulations also to Clare McGilligan who refereed at the Blitz.

Clonduff Harps (above): Caitlin Brannigan, Ailish Fearon, Ally Magee, Isabella McPolin, Roisin McPolin, Erin Lively, Lauren Kane, Sophie O’Hagan, Hannah Wilson, Katie Cunningham, Kayleigh McPolin, Eimear Doyle, Eve Matthews.

Clonduff Shamrocks (above):Katie McGilligan, Cara Boden, Erin Rafferty, Shannon O’Reilly, Eimear Hamill, Ellen Lively, Ellen Kelly, Niamh Fitzpatrick, Molly Brown, Clara Cowan, Emily Lively, Beth Fitzpatrick, Caitlin Harper, Aimee Lowry.

 

Clonduff Parish U8 Camogie League 2012

 

On Saturday 22 children took part in the annual U8 parish league. Excellent Camogie was played by these young girls that was thoroughly enjoyed by the attendance of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. The honest endeavour of these girls was a result of months of training where every week they worked hard at improving the basic skills - a principle that applies to sports people of all ages. A big thank you to all the parents that helped out with the coaching each week, parents that travelled to matches, Ciara Tumilty for refereeing the matches on Saturday and to Noreen for presenting the much appreciated medals to the excited girls - for some their first Camogie medal!
Back Row Ellen Shields, Niamh Ward, Grace Clancy, Careen Branagan ,Cellagh Byrne, Katie Mc Coy, Michaella Harper, Ebhna Ni Domahil, Katie Morgan, Katie McPolin, Rachael Norris, Serena Gribben
Front Row  Aoife Greenan, Rhianna McKenna, Maebh McPolin, Amy Morgan, Kerrie Ann O'Hare, Eveagh Kelly, Amiee Lee Morgan, Clodagh Kelly, Laura Close and Blaithin Shields.

 

U8 / U10 County Camogie Blitz, Ballygalget - Saturday 15th September 2012

The final U8 / U10 Blitz of the season was held in Ballygalget at the weekend and Clonduff entered a team in each section.  Both teams faired well with the U10 team undefeated.  Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to all the mentors who travelled with them. Apart from the Camogie the youngsters thoroughly enjoyed the trip on the Ferry!

The U8 team pictured above are: Back row (L-R) Blaithin Shields, Clodagh Kelly, Amy Morgan, Michaella Harper, Aoife McGarry, Cellagh Byrne;
Front row (L-R) Eveagh Kelly, Niamh Ward, Kerry Ann O’Hare, Katie Morgan and Ellen Shields.

 

Clonduff Members in Down Senior Camogie team in All Ireland Final on Sunday 16th September 2012

Clonduff GAA Club is very proud of of our members on the Senior Camogie team that takes on Meath in the Premier Junior All Ireland Final in Croke Park on Sunday 16th September 2012. This is Down's second consecutive appearance the final - we know they will go one better this year! The Clonduff contingent, pictured above left are: Orla Maginn, Karen Gribben, Sara-Louise Carr, Fionnuala Carr (Capt), Paula Gribben and Lisa McPolin. The manager, Clonduff's Alistair McGilligan is pictured right with selectors Maureen O'Higgins and Tom McMahon. We are very proud of your achievements to date and wish you and the whole team all the best next Sunday.  (More photos on ClonduffGAC Facebook page)
 

Roisin McPolin Plays for Down Camogs!

Ten-year old Roisin McPolin, Ballyweely Road, Cabra was selected as the Clonduff player on a Down Juvenile Select team at half time in the inter-county game between Down and Armagh in Kilcoo on Saturday 21st July 2012.

 

Clonduff's Apprentice Camogs

Above are some of Clonduff's youngest Camogs who participated in the Aghaderg tournament recently.

Back row L-R Amy Morgan, Cara Savage, Erin McAlinden, Blaithin Shields, Michaella Harper, Aoife McGarry, Clodagh Kelly
Front Row L-R Ellen Shields, Katie Morgan, Eve Lively, Eveagh Kelly, Grainie Smith, Kerry Ann O’Hare

 

 

Caman to Croker 2012

A young U12 Clonduff team (below) travelled to Croke Park on Saturday 5th May with their mentors - Ursula Quinn, Eileen Hamill and Guinevra McGilligan (Clonduff Camogie Chair). They left the Clubrooms at 8am and upon arrival in Dublin spent the first part of the day in the Croke Park Museum and the second part on the Hallowed turf of Croke Park Pitch and took part in the Go Games playing against three other teams from different parts of Ireland – a brilliant experience for all involved. This was one of twelve such groups (48 teams) having been selected from all over the country - Clonduff was the only Down team. Below the children and their mentors arrive outside the Hallowed Ground of Croke Park.

. (Photo Maura Quinn - click here for slideshow of more photos)

 

Honour for Clonduff Camogie Officials

Members of the Clonduff Camogie club were celebrating last week after two of the members received honours at county and provincial level

The Camogie Association recently announced the launch of a county ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Awards to acknowledge the tremendous work carried out by volunteers within the Association. 
The County ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Awards scheme invited clubs nationwide to nominate a person who has played an integral role in the development of Camogie. This year’s County ‘Volunteer of the Year’ recipients were honoured at a gala lunch on All Ireland Club Finals Day in Croke Park on Sunday last.

Among those at the reception in Croke Park was Maura Quinn secretary of the Clonduff Camogie club. The Clonduff official had already been named as the winner of the Down award at a reception held on Thursday night last.
Nominations for the County ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Awards were submitted by club units to their respective county boards, who adjudicated on applications and selected a county ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Individuals were nominated for consideration under the following categories: games development and promotion; administration; facilities management; club support. 

Maura Quinn received her award from Deirdre McGrath Chairperson of the Down Camogie Board.

Earlier in the week our Club President Dean Anthony Davies was honoured by the Ulster Camogie Council when he was elevated to the position of Vice President of the Ulster Camogie Council.  

Photo above shows Maura (2nd from left) receiving her award from Deirdre McGrath Down Camogie Board Chairperson (2nd from left), with Ursula Quinn (Maura's daughter who is Secretary of the Down Camogie Board) and Elaine Kelly Board Treasurer Down Camogie Board (extreme right).

The honour for Dean Davies took place at a reception at the Ceannaras at the Morgan Athletic Grounds in Armagh where he was joined by former Clonduff, Down and Ulster Colleagues.

Front row: (l to r) Ursula Quinn (Down Secretary), Deirdre McGrath (Down Chairperson), Dean Davies (Vice President Ulster Camogie Council), Belle O'Loughlin (former President of the Camogie Association), Maura Quinn (Secretary Clonduff Camogie). Standing, Eileen Hamill (Clonduff), Guinevra McGilligan (Chairperson Clonduff Camogie), Helen McAleavey, (Clonduff and former chairperson Ulster Camogie Council), Colette Lambe (Down and Registrar Ulster Camogie Council), Anne Costello (Bredagh Camogie) Jennifer Cultra (Ulster Integration Officer)

 

Clonduff Girls shine in Ashbourne Shield in Waterford

 

Congratulations to Clonduff Camogs - Sara Louise Carr, Paula Gribben and Lisa McPolin (above right) who were on the University of Ulster Jordanstown team that annexed the Ashbourne Shield in Waterford on Sunday 19th February 2012. Sara Louise (above left) was the Captain and was awarded an All Star. Perhaps Paula and Lisa can feel a bit hard done by as they too played brilliantly!

 

Another Award for Orla Maginn!

Orla Maginn of Down and Clonduff has been selected as Ulster Senior Camogie Player of the Year. Orla is pictured above receiving her award from  Sports minister Carál Ní Chuilín. Well done again Orla!

International Call-Up for Clonduff Camog!

Ciara Murphy (daughter of Kieran and Ursula, Rathfriland Road) was selected to represent Ireland/UK Camogie in the International Shinty game against a Scotland International Shinty team in Inverness at the end of October 2011. Ciara has represented the British University Squad in Compromise Rules on two occasions but will now join 17 Club/County players who will fly from all over Ireland who have been picked to play in this international. Ciara is one of three University-based players who have been picked for the squad (along with Cathy Convery and Clodagh McPeak both from Derry.

Other team members have been selected from county squads all over Ireland and London.

Ciara plays for Liverpool Universities Camogie and has an All Britain title and two British University All Stars to her name and with the stature of Camogie in Britain now, this is a major honour. We are proud of you Ciara!

Ciara is pictured above with the British Universities All Star team - third girls from left back row.

On the left with colleagues on the Camogie-Shinty Compromise Rules team, Ciara is on the extreme left.

 

Clonduff Soaring Stars 2011

Clonduff and Down senior players Orla Maginn and Fionnuala Carr received

their 'Soaring Star' awards at a glamorous function in City West Hotel, Dublin on Saturday night 5th November. Soaring Stars are awarded by Camogie Association of Ireland to players who play for their County at Junior Level, as Down do - they reached the All Ireland Junior Final, agonisingly losing out to Waterford by a single point, Down were always expecting a couple of awards and were delighted when four came to the Mourne County and even more so when two came to Clonduff – Catherine McGourty (Ballycran) and Niamh Mallon (Portaferry) were the other recipients.

This is a terrific personal achievement for both girls, Fionnuala having received her second award and being named in the centre half back position and Orla for rightful acknowledgement of an outstanding year for both Club and County, in the corner back position. However it is also great recognition for the Clonduff Club and Community, the Club are extremely proud of the two players and their success.

A large contingent of Clonduff supporters accompanied Orla and Fionnuala to the City West Hotel to help them celebrate their amazing achievement.

Pictured top - the two Soaring Stars with with Brian Cody (Kilkenny Hurling Manager) and Joan O'Flynn (President Camogie Association) - don't the girls scrub up well! They are pictured below with the Clonduff Contingent.

 
Parish Camogie League Tournament 2011

Clonduff organises a Parish League for Juvenile Camogs every summer. There are two sections U8 and U12. The teams are assigned a County name and they wear colours associated with their County; each team is managed by an U14 player and the games are refereed by U14 players also.

The U8 players (pictured above) had 3 teams in 2011 and played each other giving each two games. The U12 section, again in County colours  pictured below had four teams giving them three games each.

 

U16 Camogie League Finalists 2011

Back Row (l to r) Teresa Carr, Sarah Bloomfield, Caoimhe Morgan, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Niamh Brown, Laura Grant, Roisin Mulholland, Niamh McGreevy, Rebecca Mussen, Ciara Tumilty, Shannon O’Hagan, Noreen Tumilty;  Front Row (l to r) Michaela Murphy, Elizabeth Wilson, Petrina Lively, Jenna Boden, Rachael Harper, Clare McGilligan, Teresa Rooney, Clare O’Hagan

 

County Feile na nGael and U 14 Camogie League winners 2011

Back Row (l to r): Noleen McAlinden, Mary Catherine Murray, Sinead Doyle, Rachael Harper, Petrina Lively (Cap), Cassie Fitzpatrick, Claire McGilligan; Middle Row (l to r): Sinead McPolin, Elizabeth Wilson, Teresa Rooney, Naoimh Brown, Cliodhna Crothers, Caroline Morgan, Claire O’Hagan, Hannah McAteer; Front row (l to r) Emma McAlinden, Meghan Kelly, Chloe Nelson, Michaella Murphy, Emma Gallagher, Caoimhe Fitzpatrick, Elle Fitzpatrick

 

Commiserations to Down Senior Camogie team who just failed in their bid to win the Junior A All Ireland

 title on Sunday 11th September - they gave themselves a mountain to climb trailing by nine points at the break and fell a further two points behind at the start of the second half. Then they took the bit between their teeth and outplayed three-time finalists Waterford for the remainder of the game but it was just a step too far - the final score was Waterford 2-11 Down 1-13.

The guts, determination and skill shown in the second half showed exactly what the team can do and no doubt they will be back again!

Clonduff participants all of who started and finished the game: Kitty Fegan, Orla Maginn, Fionnuala Carr, Paula Gribben, Lisa McPolin, Karen Gribben and Sara Louise Carr. There was other Clonduff representation on the pitch on the day - Ursula Quinn (County Secretary) and Shannon O’Hagan (Water Carrier).  Clonduff were also represented by Brian Canavan as part of the Management team.

 

Clonduff Senior Camogie Team - County Finalists 2011

Clonduff Senior Camogie team who lost the County Final replay by a single point to Ballycran in Castlewellan on Saturday 27th August 2011

Front Row (L-R) Lorraine McGinn, Kellie Fitzpatrick, Sheenagh McConville, Laurine Harper, Cailin Hynes, Nicola O'Hagan, Lisa McPolin, Ellen Murphy, Natasha Boyle, Naomi Murray, Orla Gribben.
Back Row (L-R) Karen Gribben (Capt), Ursula Quinn, Aoife Brown, Orla Maginn, Paula Gribben, SaraLouise Carr, Onagh Gribben, Deborah Murray, Ciara Havern, Grace Brown, Andrea McCloskey, Leann Quinn, Kitty Fegan, Fionnuala Carr. (Photo Brian Cunningham)

 

‘Tour de Clonduff’: Camogie Fundraiser

Friday night’s Feile Fundraiser was a resounding success at the Downshire Arms Hotel.  The large crowd was treated to a fine display of athleticism from Clonduff’s most eligible bachelors (won by Ciaran Killen), impressive feats from the ‘immigrants’ race  won by Kilcoo’s Marty Johnston although Eddie Clancy was favourite!!! Newly marrieds Leann Quinn and Pauline McConville showed up in the Desperate Housewives race much to the surprise of their spouses.  And the 80’s team finished the night with an all out sprint between Rory Matthews and Paul McShane which went into extra time! The entire crowd were treated to a great night of fun (and competition).

The Camogie Club would like to sincerely thank a number of people:

Race Sponsors; Kieran Trainor, Kieran Tumilty, Mace, Classique, Bernie Mulholland, T J McKay, Artie Noel & Roisin McConville, Rory Matthews, Paddy Fegan, Colm Morgan and The Downshire Arms.

Raffle Donations: Cathy & Dermot Fitzpatrick, Carol Curran and Claire @ Lowry’s Chemist.

Bike Owners: Niall Fitzpatrick, Donal Armstrong, Paddy Brannagan and Michel Fitzpatrick.

A special word of thanks goes to host for the evening Frankie Quinn who made the night particularly enjoyable, to Paul Maginn for setting up the bikes and to Teresa Carr and Noreen Tumilty, managers of the Feile team, who put in a tremendous amount of work to see the night pass off with such success.

 

Feile Na nGael 2011 - Clonduff are Down Camogie Champions

The Annual Down Feile na nGael took place in Castlewellan (Hurling) and Kilcoo (Camogie) on Friday/Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th/17th April 2011. The Camogie team pictured above won the County title and will represent the County at the National Championships in Galway in June - well done girls! The boys (bottom picture) reached the semi finals in the Hurling competition. Clonduff once again were awarded the Best Banner, which was carried by Paddy Branagan and his nephew Chris Young. Well done to all concerned.

Below left Clonduff Captain Petrina Lively accepts the County Feile Championship Cup and below right, County Hurling Chairman Michael Keenan presents the Banner Shield to Chris Young while U14 Hurling Manager Damian Farnon enjoys the moment!
 

Clonduff U10 Camogie

This group of cailiní represented Clonduff at the 5-a-side indoor Camogie Blitz in An Riocht on Sunday 30th January 2011 - the girls are Cara Boden, Ellen Lively, Clara Cowan, Eimear Hamill, Caitlin Harper, Molly Brown, Ally Magee and Beth Fitzpatrick
 

Bursary for Down Camogs

Sara Louise Carr (right) was awarded a third level bursary from the Camogie Association along with her teammate Karen Tinnelly from Ballyholland.  The presentation was made by President Joan O’Flynn at a function in Croke Park in January 2011.  Both girls are final year students at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown

 

Clonduff Girls play major part in St Mark's Ulster U16 Title

Congratulations to St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint on their magnificent achievements over the weekend (Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd January). On Friday they annexed the U14 and U16 Down Schools Football titles - defeated St Malachy's High School Castlewellan in both finals and on Saturday their U16 Camogie team (pictured above) collected their first ever Ulster title by defeating St Columba's Portaferry 6-0 to 4-4. Clonduff players had a say in all three teams with no less than ten girls on the successful Camogie team which is coached by our own Lorraine McGinn (extreme right, back row)!

The boys on the U16 team - Caolan McAvoy and Jamie Gribben; the U14 panel - Darragh McPolin, Conor Murray, Padraig Harper, Michael Grant, Lorcan Branagan and Darragh O'Hanlon. The ten girls on the Camogie team (all of whom played) were: Laura Grant (Vice Captain), Shannon O'Hagan, Rebecca Mussen, Jenna Boden, Caoimhe Morgan, Roisin Mulholland, Jayne McAleenan, Petrina Lively, Leona McGarry and Clare O'Hagan.

 

Clonduff Girls Influence Our Lady's Ulster CamogieWin

Our Lady's Grammar School Newry won Ulster Senior Colleges Camogie title on Saturday 15th January with half the team comprised of Clonduff girls and captained by Grace Brown. The 'Clonduffetts'  pictured above are Back row (l to r) Christina McConville, Lisa McCarthy, Orla Gribben, Niohmi Murray; Front row (l to r) Aoife Brown, Grace Brown, Niamh McGreevy and Hannah O'Reilly
 

More than Just Camogs

A joint venture between the committee of Clonduff Camogie Club and local butcher Colm Morgan the proprietor of Morgan Meats Hilltown resulted in an enjoyable evening in the Clonduff clubrooms on Friday evening last.

The event was a lecture and cookery demonstration by leading lecturer Patricia McClean who entertained and enthralled her audience with her repertoire of anecdote, cooking hints and skills.

Patrons enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine and of course all enjoyed sampling the individual helpings of the dishes prepared on the night.

Pictured above are the members of the Camogie Committee with Patricia and Colm(3rd and 4th from left) 

 
Senior Camogie Final 2010

Senior Camogie Final - Clonduff v Ballycran - The final was played in sweltering conditions in Castlewellan on Sunday afternoon before a big crowd of spectators. Clonduff were first out of the blocks and that's the way it stayed! Clonduff were cruising but not converting all their opportunities - they led 0-8 to 1-3 at the break. The second half totally belonged to Clonduff with the ball seldom venturing into the Clonduff end and Ballycran were held scoreless whilst Clonduff added 2-9 to leave the final score Clonduff 2-17 Ballycran 1-3. This is Clonduff's third title in four years (the only other team to win it was Ballycran after a replay with Clonduff in 2008). Team (pictured above): Kitty Fegan, Grace Brown, Moya Maginn, Ursula Quinn, Leann McParland, Fionnuala Carr, Orla Gribben, Paula Gribben, Ciara Havern, Orla Maginn, Lorraine Maginn, Karen Gribben (Capt), Debra Murray, Sara Louise Carr, Lisa McPolin. Sub used: Nicola O'Hagan. Other subs included: Hannah O'Reilly, Onagh Gribben, Cailin Hynes, Aoife Brown, Laurine Harper, Niohmi Murray, Sheenagh McConville, Andrea McCloskey.

 

An Riocht U12 Tournament 2010

Pictured above is the panel of young girls who finished commendable runners up the The An Riocht Tournament in July 2010
 
 

In 2009 these were the youngest Camogie players in Clonduff - Under 8 years old. These two groups played 3 games each in the Parish League, which is primarily an U12 League at the end of the playing season. The U14 players manage and referee the games.
 

Kilmacud All Ireland Shield Champions 2009

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Kilmacud All Ireland Sevens Camogie Champions 2009 - has a lovely ring to it! These girls made history on Saturday 12th September when they took the All Ireland Sevens title for the first time ever. There were 32 teams in the Shield competition and Clonduff beat everyone that came their way - Group Section played at Clonkeen College - Ballinderry, Derry (2-7 to 0-2), Portglenone, Antrim (6-7 to 3-4) and Crosserlough, Cavan 8-7 to 0-1; they remained in Clonkeen for the quarter final where they defeated Castledawson, Derry (4-9 to 2-3). Then it was on to HQ at Kilmacud for the semi final where they narrowly defeated Carlow outfit Myshall (4-5 to 4-4) to set up a final meeting with big Down rivals Ballycran. But just as in the County Final against the same opposition the 'Yellas' were in no mood for defeat and emerged winners on a scoreline of 4-12 to 3-4. The team pictured above Back row (l to r) Eileen Hamill, Maura Quinn, Guinevra McGilligan, John Crossey, Sheenagh McConville.  Middle row (l to r) Karen Gribben, Sara-Louise Carr, Lorraine Maginn, Kitty Fegan and Leanne McParlan. Front row (l to r) Katie McGilligan, Orla Maginn, Ciara Havern, Fionnuala Carr (Capt), Ursula Quinn and Paula Gribben.
 
Senior Camogie Champions 2009

Clonduff Senior Camogie team completed the double on Sunday 16th August with an emphatic win in the Championship over the team that took the title from them last year, Ballycran on a score of 5-10 to 2-5. Every single member of the team played a determined part in wresting back the title. Clonduff, playing with the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half made it count and went in leading 4-7 to 0-1 at half time - the Ballycran point was the first score of the game. Ballycran made a game of it in the second half but they never looked like overhauling the Clonduff tally. The final score was Clonduff 5-10 Ballycran 2-5.
Mary McPolin, on scoring Clonduff's 3rd goal, sustained a neck injury and was removed to hospital - thankfully this was  just a precautionary measure and she returned to the clubrooms to join her club mates in the celebrations. Well Done Mary!
Team: Kitty Fegan, Onagh Gribben, Debra Murray, Grace Brown, Leann McParlan, Fionnuala Carr (Capt), Ursula Quinn, Paula Gribben, Ciara Havern, Orla Maginn, Lorraine Maginn, Lisa McPolin, Mary McPolin, Sara Louise Carr, Karen Gribben. subs used: Megan O'Reilly, Orla Gribben
The curtain raiser was the Div 3 Final which Newry Shamrocks won, defeating Ballygalget. Well done Shamrocks on whose team there are three Clonduff Senior Ladies players – Michaela Downey, Elaine McCourt and the injured Aoibheann Downey.

Clonduff Captain Fionnuala Carr with County Camogie Chairperson Jenny Cultra and Pauline O'Hare, Downshire Arms Hilltown (Sponsors of Senior Camogie Championship 2009) The Gribben sisters were pivotal in the Championship win - Onagh, Karen and Paula with Karen's little son Jimmy Ursula Quinn did a marvellous marking job on Ballycran star player Catherine McGourty. Ursula is pictured above with her little cousins Eimear and Grace Hamill, no doubt stars of the future.
 
The Senior Camogie team annexed their second League title on Wednesday night 5th August 2009 when they defeated Liatrom in Derryleckagh on a score of 0-8 to 0-6. Team captain, Fionnuala Carr, with her team mates, is pictured accepting the trophy from County Chairperson Jenny Cultra.
 
The U12 Camogs took on the might of Liatroim in the County Final in Kilcoo on Saturday 25th July. The result was never in doubt - Clonduff led by six points at half time and increased the margin to nine by the end of the game! The winning team pictured here with their mentors are:
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ront row: (l to r) Emma Gallagher, Michaela Murphy, Chloe Nelson, Mary Catherine Murray, Eve O'Hagan;
middle row: Sinead Doyle, Cliodhna Crothers, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Petrina Lively, Caoimhe Morgan, Niamh Brown;
back row Eileen Hamill (mentor), Ursula Quinn (mentor), Noleen McAlinden, Emma McAlinden, Sinead McPolin, Elizabeth Wilson (capt), Claire McGilligan, Teresa Rooney, Rachael Harper and Guinevra McGilligan (mentor)  
 

Captain of the Intermediate winning Camogie team 2008 Aisling Hynes, leaves St Patrick's Church, Ballymaghery on the arm to her husband, Brian Dickson who were married on Saturday 20th June 2008 to a Guard of Honour from her Camogie team mates. The pictures below show Aisling with those same team mates in a rather different 'uniform'. The photo on the left shows the bride with family members, team mates and Clonduff Club President Dean Anthony Davies. Below right Aisling undergoes traditional Bridal treatment with her mother Susie the 'prime mover'.
 

Moya Maginn (above) Clonduff and Down star, continues to further the cause of Camogie in the Middle East with the Dubai Celts!
 
Congratulations to Senior Camogie player, Fionnuala Walls who married Eddie Magee (Rostrevor) on Friday 22nd May 2009. The beautiful bride is pictured here with here team mates (in slightly different attire!) left to right: Moya Maginn, Leanne McParlan, Lorraine Maginn, Fionnuala Carr, Ursula Quinn, Laura Morgan (nee McShane), Kitty Fegan, Sheenagh McConville, Aishling Hynes (the next bride) and Orla Maginn.
 

Congratulations to St Mark's High School who won the Down Schools' Year 8 Camogie title. They defeated St Columba's, Portaferry on Wednesday 6th May 2009 in Clonduff Park. Clonduff supplied five members of the winning panel - Jenna Boden, Petrina Lively, Cliodhna Crothers, Claire O'Hagan and Caoimhe Morgan. Jenna was the Captain and her cousin Petrina was awarded 'Player of the Game' in the final.
The successful St Mark's team was coached and managed by Clonduff dual player Lorraine Maginn.
Click on the picture of Petrina and Jenna (right) to view a short slideshow of the team - photos courtesy of Geraldine Boden.
Lorraine's U14 Camogs, with eight Clonduffians in the team also won their Co title but lost out in the Ulster Final.

 
 

Clonduff Senior Camogie Panel 2008 who were hoping to retain the County title which they won for the first time in 2007. Unfortunately that was not to be - the first encounter in Castlewellan went to a replay with Ballycran. There were a couple of key players carrying injuries for the replay in Portaferry three weeks later - this game went to extra time but Clonduff lost to the youthful Ards side by two points.
Back row (l to r): Karen Gribben Debra Murray, Claire Ward, Lorraine Maginn, Ciara Havern, Shauna McParlan, Guinevra McGilligan, Deborah Kearney, Moya Maginn, Kitty Fegan, Nicola O'Hagan, Grace Brown; Middle row (l to r) Patrice Maginn, Sheenagh McConville, Lisa McPolin, Fionnuala Carr, Leann McParlan, Megan O'Reilly, Orla Gribben, Ursula Quinn, Paula Gribben Sara-Louise Carr; Front row (l to r): Andrea McCloskey, Orla Gribben, Cailín Hynes, Aisling Hynes, Laurine Harper, Alice Britton, Hannah O'Reilly.
 
Clonduff Intermediate Camogs are County Champions! Clonduff second string Camogs realised the first part of a potential quadruple in An Riocht on Sunday (24th August) when they overcame Ballyholland 3-6 to 0-8. The goals were scored by stalwarts Laurine Harper and Deborah Kearney (2) but it was the younger members of the team that kept the engine ticking over. Team: Alice Britton, Clare Ward (nee Haughian), Shauna McParlan, Orla Gribben, Grace Brown, Paula Gribben, Lisa McPolin, Laurine Harper, Christina McConville, Aisling Hynes (capt), Deborah Kearney, Sheenagh McConville, Megan O'Reilly, Hannah O'Reilly, Caislín Hynes, Clodagh Nugent, Aoife Brown, Rosie O'Hagan, Nicola O'Hagan
Five or six of the  younger players are on target for the double in Camogie as they play the Senior Final next week - unlike the men's football players aged U18 can play both Senior and Seconds in the same season; a number are in the U16 Camogie and Ladies Football panels, four of these girls are on the Senior Ladies panel that plays in the Co Final on 13th September - Paula Gribben is on target for three County winning medals - two in Camogie and one in Ladies Football!
The Hurlers are in the Junior Co Final following their replay and some Juvenile teams are still in their Championships - U16 Camogs and Ladies Footballers, Minor and U14 Hurlers. - Best Wishes to them all!
The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who sponsored the Intermediate team:-
Hilltown Pharmacy, Paddy & Rena Haughian, Leo & Lorraine Bloomfield, Susan Brannigan, Downshire Arms Hotel, Mini Mac. The day just would not have ended the on such a high if it hadn't been for the input of Patrick Mackin aka Mini Mac!
Click on the image above to view a slideshow of the action! (Photos courtesy of Jerry Quinn)
 
Primary School Féile 2008 held in Burren on Saturday 5th April 2008. Clonduff St Patrick's was the best represented with two teams - P6 and P7 and they are pictured among other participants in their distinctive yellow and gold shirts
 
Clonduff Camogs, and a few friends of Clonduff travelled to Dubai in January 2008 to take part in the International Sevens Competition, which Clonduff won! Those long awaited photo of the actual Camogie Tournament in Dubai! Maura Quinn, Doreen Maginn, Teresa Carr, Onagh Gribben and Noreen Tumilty accompanied the players - Noreen actually turned out for the team! They were accompanied by Club Chairman Brian McGreevy and his wife Mary - Brian's nephew, Darragh McGreevy, living in Dubai, was a great host for the week! There were a couple of boyfriends too - Francis Quinn and Finbarr McConville who got a couple of games as guests of the home side. The players were (apart from Noreen): Sheenagh McConville, Orla Maginn, Fionnuala Carr, Kitty Fegan, Leann McParlan, Ursula Quinn, Pauline Trainor, Guinevra McGilligan and Karen Gribben.
 
 
The backbone of the Ulster Camogie team that won the Gael Linn Interprovincial Cup for the first time since 1967! Clonduff's own Moya Maginn, Karen Gribben, Fionnuala Carr who played every minute of both games. Sara Louise Carr, who is still a Minor came into the game against Munster as a sub.
 

Pictured above is Dean A Davies, PP presenting a set of jerseys to Camogie Chairperson, Eileen Hamill and U12 team captain, Shannon O'Hagan This group of Clonduff youngsters and mentors attended the All Ireland Camogie Final in Croke Park in September 2007. This was the first visit to the hallowed ground for most of the youngsters and it is a day they will not forget for a very long time!
 
Fionnuala Carr competed for the first time in the All Ireland Poc Fada on the Cooley Mountains on Saturday 4th August 2007. She finished 3rd in the Ladies' competition - only one shot behind the first two on 51 Pocs. She is pictured here with Graham Clarke (Down Hurling) who finished 2nd in the Men's event.
Left: Fionnuala with Liz Howard the President of the Camogie Association. Below: Fionnuala and Graham with two Clonduff supporters - Karen Gribben and Ursula Quinn
 

Senior Camogie Champions 2007

These Ladies collected the Clubs first ever Senior Championship in 2007 by defeating Portaferry 5-20 to 2-5 having disposed of 16-in-a-row champions Liatroim in the Semi Final.
Back L to R: Karen Gribben, Andrea McCluskey, Shauna McParlan, Kitty Fegan, Paula Gribben, Guinevra McGilligan, Sheenagh McConville, Lisa McPolin, Moya Maginn, Orla Maginn, Claire Haughian; Middle L to R: Onagh Gribben, Leanne McParlan, Fionnuala Walls, Sara Louise Carr, Ursula Quinn, Fionnuala Carr (Capt), Sarah Farnon, Patrice Carr. Front L to R: Mary McPolin, Nicola O’Hagan, Cailín Hynes, Naoimh Hynes, Debra Murray, Laurine Harper. (Click here to view a slideshow of this historic day)
 
 
It was a mixed day for Clonduff Camogs on Feis Sunday 3rd June 2007. The Minors, pictured above won the Minor title. Back row - Left to right - Ciara  Murphy, Karen Gribben, Ursula Wall, Lisa McPolin, Caislín Hynes. Front row - Nicola O'Hagan, Orla Gribben, Sara Louise Carr (Capt), Megan O'Reilly, Grace Brown
The Seniors, below failed by a single point to overcome Liatroim. Back Row - (L to R) Ursula Quinn, Sarah Murphy, Cailín Hynes, Debra Murray; Middle Row (L to R) Kitty Fegan, Orla Maginn, Fionnuala Carr; Front Row (L to R) Leanne McParlan, Moya Maginn and Karen Gribben
 

All Ireland Minor Camogie Winners 2006

Kitty Fegan managed the Down Minor Camogie team to All Ireland success in 2006. Kitty is pictured above with the Clonduff contingent who were members of the panel (l to r) Sara Louise Carr, Paula Gribben (Paula was also All Ireland Ladies Football U16 winning team having played every minute of every game in both codes), Sara Farnon, Kitty Fegan, Lisa McPolin and Ursula Walls.
 

Minor Camogie Triple Winning team 2006

Clonduff Minor Camogie team won the Championship, League and Feis 7s in 2006. Pictured above: Back (l to r) Grace Brown, Lisa McPolin, Aoife Brown, Aileen Walls, Sara Louise Carr, Ursula Walls, Ciara Murphy, Nicola O'Hagan. Middle (l to r) Caislín Hynes, Karen mcEvoy, Naoimh Hynes, Joanne Killen, Sara Farnon, Paula Gribben, Orla Gribben. Front (l to r) Michaella McConville, Hannah O'Reilly, Clodagh Nugent, Megan O'Reilly, Briege McComiskey, Jane Quinn and Eadaoin Hynes
 

Clonduff Senior Camogs (above) won their first ever Senior Feis 7s title in 2006. Back (l to r) Kitty Fegan, Deborah Kearney, Guinevra McGilligan, Ciara Havern, Debra Murray, Maura Quinn (Camogie Secretary). Front (l to r) Moya Maginn, Orla Maginn, Karen Gribben (Capt), Cailín Hynes and Lorraine Maginn

 

Fionnuala is All Ireland Poc Fada Champion!

Fionnuala Carr pictured receiving her trophy for the All Ireland Poc Fada title which she won at Kilmacud on the day before the All Ireland Final in September 2006
The Clonduff contingent who helped bring the All Ireland Minor B Championship to Down - Sara Louise Carr, Paula Gribben, Sarah Farnon, Kitty Fegan (Manager), Lisa McPolin and Ursula Walls The Down Minor squad who beat Antrim by a single point in the All Ireland Minor B Championship played in Casement Park on Friday 1 September 2006
 

Division 2 Championship Winners 2005

Clonduff Second string Camogs won the Division 2 Championship in 200r they are pictured in Ceannarás Chluain Daimh with their mentors. Back (l to r) Aisling Hynes, Eileen Fegan, Lisa McPolin, Christine Branagan, Deborah Kearney. Middle (l to r) Patricia O'Hagan (Mentor), Ursula Quinn, Suzanne Farnon, Sarah Farnon, Sara Louise Carr, Onagh Gribben, Karen McEvoy, Jacqueline Savage (Mentor) and Sheila Lynch (Mentor). Front (l to r) Sheenagh McConville, Katie O'Hare, Nicola O'Hagan, Eadaoin Hynes, Claire Haughian (Capt), Laurine Harper, Jolene Branagan, Andrea McCloskey and Paula Gribben
 
Caislín Hynes was chosen to play at the INTO Mini 7s during the All Ireland Hurling Final 2004 The Down Minor Camogie team earned the accolade of 'Junior Team of the Year' 2004 at the Newry & Mourne Sports banquet. Sara Louise Carr (Capt) and Kitty Fegan (Manager) received the award from Hurling star D J Carey
 
In Centenary year, 2004 the very first Camogie All Stars were awarded! Fionnuala Carr (2nd right) was among those nominated. She is pictured here on President Sean Kelly's left and with the other Ulster nominees (l to r) Katie McCauley (Derry), Mairiín McAleenan (Laitroim, Down) and former Down girl Edel Mason (now Antrim). Mairiín McAleenan is holding her All Star Award!
 
Fifth in a row! Clonduff picked up their 5th consecutive County Minor Championship in 2004! the team, pictured above are: Back row (l to r) Naoimh Hynes, Rachel O'Reilly, Nicole Curran, Joanne Killen, Lisa McPolin, Nicola O'Hagan; Middle row (l to r) Katie O'Hare, Eadaoin Hynes, Sara-Louise Carr, Karen McEvoy, Sarah Farnon (Captain), Paula Gribben, Ursula Walls; Front row (l to r) Aveen Murray, Ciara Murphy, Aisling Walls, Nahomi Farnon, Caislin Hynes, Megan O'Reilly
 
St Pat's PS winning team at the PS Camogie blitz 2004 with Michael McClements, (Ulster Development Officer). Back (l to r) Sarah O'Hagan, Lisa McCarthy, Deirdre McLaughlin, Grace Brown, Orla Gribben, Nicola Murray, Megan O'Reilly. Front (l to r) Caislín Hynes, Ruby Crothers, Aisling O'Hagan, Aoife Brown, Hannah O'Reilly, Catherine Rooney. St Paul's PS Camogie team at the Centenary blitz in 2004 with Michael McClements (Ulster Development Officer). Back (l to r) Niamh Graham, Ellen Murphy, Naoimi Morgan, Kathy Ward, Lauren Andre, Sarah Bloomfield, Eimhear McPolin. Front (l to r) Naoimh Murray, Aveen Greenan, Niohmi Murray, Christina McConville, Alice Britton
 
These young ladies won Ulster Camogie titles with Down in 2004. The Senior girls won the Junior title and their All Ireland Semi Final, but unfortunately were defeated by Cork in the Final. Missing from the photo is Fionnuala Carr who was nominated for one of the first ever All Star Awards in Camogie. The Down Minor girls, coached by Kitty Fegan, (back, centre) also reached the All Ireland Final - Sara-Louise Carr (front, centre) was the captain.
 

A big  contingent of Clonduff Camogs attended the Centenary Banquet in City West Hotel in 2004. (L to r) Aisling Hynes, Kitty Fegan, Susie Hynes, Eileen Hamill, Maura Quinn, Guinevra McGilligan, Miriam O'Callaghan (National Camogie President), Marie Walls, Moya Maginn, Ursula Quinn and Jerry Quinn.

 
Camogs Parade their stuff on St Patrick's Day 2004
Celebrating the Centenary - Clonduff Style from 1967 - Karen McEvoy, Ciara Murphy, Ciara McPolin, Ursula Walls.
 
County Minor Champions 2003! They beat Liatroim who the previous week had beaten them in the League Final. Back Row (l to r): Mary McPolin, Eadaoin Hynes, Aisling Walls, Sara-Louise Carr, Ciara McPolin, Joanne Killen, Naoimh Hynes, Jenna Lynch, Nicole Curran (Capt). Middle Row (l to r): Ursula Walls, Ciara Armstrong, Sarah Farnon, Michelle McPolin, Jolene Branagan, Colleen Walls, Karen McEvoy. Front Row (l to r): Rachel O'Reilly, Paula Gribben, ciara Murphy, Katie O'Hare, Lisa McPolin, Deirdre Ward, Nicola O'Hagan
 

The Minor Camogs competed in 3 x 7-a-side competitions in 2003 and won all three - below are two of those winning teams

The successful Feis 7s squad - Back (l to r) Mary McPolin, Jolene Branagan, Ciara McPolin, Coleen Walls, Naoimh Hynes. Front (l to r) Michelle McPolin, Sarah Farnon, Nicole Curran, Sara-Louise Carr, Ursula Walls. The girls who competed (and won) the Sharon Morgan Memorial competition organised by An Riocht. Back (l to r): Rachel O'Reilly, Sarah Farnon, Jenna Lynch, Jolene Branagan. Front (l to r): Sara-Louise Carr, Mary McPolin, Naoimh Hynes, Colleen Walls
 
This panel competed in the Kilmacud 7s on All Ireland Final week-end. Back Row (l to r): Andrea McCloskey, Kitty Fegan, Guinevra McGilligan, Fionnuala Carr, Debra Murray. Front Row (l to r): Mary McPolin, Cailin Hynes, Naoimh Hynes, Orla Maginn, Moya Maginn
 
These young ladies won the County Feile title (U13½) and went on to represent Down in the All Ireland series. Some of Clonduff's youngest players represented their Primary School, St Patrick's, Ballymaghery in the the Indoor Camogie League. St Patrick's won the competition!
 

County U14 Championship and League double winners 2003!

     
 

At National Feile na nGael 2003, Clonduff collected the award for the Best Banner. (L to r) Ciara Havern (Clonduff mentor), Miriam O'Callaghan (National Camogie President), Eileen Hamill (Clonduff Camogie Chairperson), Sean Kelly (GAA President), a Kildare Co Board rep and Kitty Fegan (Clonduff mentor)

 

Primary Schools Feile Winners 2000 (above) Front (l to r) Jane Quinn, Michaella McConville, Kirsty Monaghan, Lisa McPolin (capt), Kellymarie O'Hagan, Briege McComiskey, Rosie O'Hagan. Back (l to r) Aileen Walls, Sara brown, Aveen Smith, Nicola O'Hagan, Hanna O'Reilly, Caislín Hynes, orla Campbell

 
 
Susie Lively now Hynes collected the first ever Minor Championship trophy in 1974. She was still going strong in 2002 when she lined out alongside her two oldest daughters! They are pictured here in the back garden of their home - left to right - Caislin, Cailin, Susie, Aisling, Naoimh and Eadaoin. Poor Eamon!
 

Clonduff's U12 Camogs who won the County Championship and League in 2000! Front row (l to r) Joanne Killen, Paula Gribben, Aisling Walls, Ursula Walls, Katie O'Hare, Lisa McPolin, Ciara McPolin, Eadaoin Hynes. Middle row (l to r) Kelly McAleenan, Ciara Armstrong, Christine Cunningham, Arleen McConville, Naomi Farnon, Siobhan Gribben, Nicole Curran. Back row (l to r) Sara-Louise Carr, Niamh Hynes (Capt), Shauna Harper, Karon McParlan, Karen McEvoy, Rachel O'Reilly, Sarah Farnon

 

The Clonduff girls who played Shinty in Scotland
Back (left to right) Debra Murray, Niamh Murphy, Grace O'Reilly, Lorraine Maginn, Fionnuala Walls, Moya Maginn.  Middle (left to right) Ursula Quinn, Tanya McAvoy, Fionnuala Carr, Karen Gribben, Leann McParlan. 
Front (left to right) Kitty Fegan, Ciara McGreevy, Christine Brannigan, Orla Maginn, Janine Campbell.

 

 
A Family Affair!
Left: Fionnuala Carr lifts the Feis 7s Minor Trophy in 2000
Right: Sara-Louise Carr is pictured with School Principal, Gregory Hanna. It is  the second year in a row St Patrick's PS had a representative in the INTO Mini Sevens - All Ireland Hurling Final Day 2000.  Sara-Louise also won the County Feile Skills title.
Fionnuala and Sara-Louise are the daughters of Ross (and Teresa, of course!)
   

 

 

 

Section winners at Feile 2000 and U14 League Winners
Back (left to right) Moya Maginn, Sean Cairns, Rachel O'Reilly, Sinead McParlan, Aisling McPolin, Charlene McAvoy, Janine McAvoy, Suzanne Farnon, Jenna Lynch, Michelle McPolin, Jerry Quinn, Tanya Morgan (capt), Kitty Fegan. 
Middle (left to right) Oonagh Doyle, Caron McParlan, Andrina O'Hare, Naoimh Hynes, Angela Gribben, Kerrie O'Hagan, Carol Rooney, Claire O'Hagan. 
Front (left to right) Mary McPolin, Sarah Murphy, Patrice Murray, Sarah Louise Carr, Joleen Branagan, Colleen Walls Laura Killen.

 

This Panel of girls won the Intermediate Championship and League in 2000. Front row (l to r) Laurine Harper, Niamh Murphy, Christine Branagan, Cailin Hynes, Grace O'Reilly, Noelle Killen, Aislin Hynes, Janine Campbell, Aine Byrne. Middle row (l to r) Fionnuala Carr, Tanya McEvoy, Ursula Quinn, Orla Maginn, Moya Maginn, Kitty Fegan (Capt), Karen Gribben, Lorraine Maginn. Back row (l to r) Claire Haughian, Debra Murray, Laura McShane, Karen McConville, Ciara McGreevy, Lisa Matthews, Fionnuala Walls, Leann McParlan, Guinevra McGilligan

 

These Ladies were Runners-up in the Senior Championship, 2001. Many of the same panel also  reached the County Final in 2003
 

Primary School Feile winners 2002! Front row: Jane Quinn, Michaela McConville, Kirsty Monaghan, Lisa McPolin (Capt), Kellymarie O'Hagan, Breige McComiskey, Rosie O'Hagan. Back row: Aileen Walls, Sara Brown, Aiveen Smyth, nicola O'hagan, Hannah O'Reilly, Caislin Hynes and Orla Campbell

 
First Clonduff team to play in the County Senior Final 2001! Front row: Jane Armstrong, Deborah Kearney, Laurine Harper, Aisling Hynes, Cailín Hynes, Moya Maginn. Middle row: Noleen Cairns, Fionnuala Walls, Ursula Quinn, Fionnuala Carr, Karen Gribben, Tanya McAvoy, Lorrain Maginn. Back row: Susie Hynes, Guinevra McGilligan, Niamh Murphy, Kitty Fegan, Ciara McGreevy, Leann McParlan (Capt), Oonagh Ward, Sylvia Farnon, Debra Murray and Orla Maginn
 
 
Shinty/Camogie Player of the Tournament 2000! Camogie National President Pat Rafferty presents Kitty Fegan with 'Player of the Tournament' at the Linn Gu Linn Shinty/Hurling/Camogie Festival in Scotland. Minor Feis 7s Winners 2000
Back (left to right): Orla Maginn, Sinead Matthews, Karen Gribben, Janine Campbell, Grace O'Reilly, Debra Murray. 
Front (left to right): Tanya McAvoy, Fionnuala Carr (Capt) Noelle Killen, Aine Byrne.
   

INTO Winners! Clonduff girls Eadaoin Hynes and Joanne Killen were selected to play in the INTO exhibition games in Croke Park on All Ireland Hurling Final Day 2001 INTO Winners! Clonduff players chosen to play in the INTO exhibition games on All Irelan Hurling Final Day (left to right) Rachel O'Reilly (1999) Sara-Louise Carr (2000) and Jenna Lynch (1999)
   
 
Feile Comes to Town! The National Feile na nGael came to Ulster for the first time in 2000. Clonduff played host to Derrylaughan, Co Tyrone. Jo Golding National Treasurer, Camogie Association (centre front row) is seen at Clonduff Park with Clonduff members Moya Maginn, Marie Walls, Maura Quinn and Kitty Fegan, with Paul Welsh (Down Camogie Development Officer) Colette Lamb (back right) referee and representatives of the Derrylaughan Camogie Club.
 
Intermediate League and Championship winners 2000! Front row: Laurine Harper, Niamh Murphy, Christine Branagan, Cailín Hynes, Grace O'Reilly, Noelle Killen, Aisling Hynes, Janine Campbell, Ainé Byrne. Middle row: Fionnuala Carr, Tanya McEvoy, ursula Quinn, Orla Maginn, Kitty Fegan (Capt), Karen Gribben, Lorraine Maginn. Back row: Claire Haughian, Debra Murray, Laura McShane, Karen McConville, Ciara McGreevy, Lisa Matthews, Fionnuala Walls, Leann McParlan, Guinevra McGilligan
 

These young ladies won the County Minor title in 1999!

 
Intermediate Champions 1998! Front row: Lisa Matthews, Laurine Harper, Christine Branagan, Lorraine Maginn, Cathy McParlan, Cailín Hynes. Middle row: Ciara McGreevy, Susie Hynes, Karen McConville (Capt), Kitty Fegan, Moya Maginn, Leanne McParlan. Back row: Guinevra McGilligan (with daughter Clare), Noleen Cairns, Denise Close, Laura McShane, Eilionoir Fegan, Fionnuala carr, Lisa Parr, Shauna McParlan and Fionnuala Walls.
 
U12 Camogie Champions 1996! Front row Janine Campbell, Eyvonne Rooney, Kim Branagan, Oonagh Farnon, Colleen McPolin, Grace O'Reilly, Jackie Gilmore. Middle: Elaine Gribben, Colleen McShane, Tanya Morgan, Christine Kelly, Debra Murray, Noelle Killen, Aine Byrne, Roisin Devlin. Back row: Joanne McShane, Orla Maginn, Fionnuala Carr, Sinead Matthews, Joanne Morgan, Tanya McAvoy and Bronagh Morgan.
 
All Ireland Community Games Bronze Medallists 1996! Front row - Noelle Killen, Christine Branagan, Michelle Rooney, Leanne O'Hare, Aisling Hynes, Orla Maginn, Joanne McShane, Natalie Farnon. Back row: Lisa Matthews (Manager) Fiona Devlin, Angie Murphy, Joanne Morgan, Claire Haughian, Fionnuala Walls, Fionnuala Carr, Moya Maginn, Lorraine Maginn and Kitty Fegan (Manager)
 
Intermediate Camogie Champions 1994! Front row (l to r) Melanie Fitzpatrick, Mairead Morgan, Karen McConville, Deborah Hudson, Elaine O'Reilly, Jenny Maginn. Middle row (l to r) Kitty Fegan, Elaine mooney, Marie Walls, Denise brown, Guinevra Carr, Noleen Cairns. Back row (l to r) Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Mairead McGinn, Ciara McGreevy, Carol Lavery, Grainne Killen, Noreen McKay and Lisa Matthews
 
Clonduff U14 Camogie team was voted the 'Best Dressed' team at the County Down Feile Finals in 1993 held in Clonduff. Front row (l to r) Cailín Hynes, Naoimh Pritchard, Lorraine Fegan, Eileen Fegan, Paula Cairns, Roisin Carvill. Middle row (l to r) Ciara McParlan, Elaine McGinn, Shauna McParlan, Laura McShane, Ursula Quinn, Jenny Maginn, Eilionoir Fegan. Back row (l to r) Aileen McGinn (Mentor), Sinead McKeown, Marie McParlan, Sinead Hannaway, Marie Walls (Mentor), Lorraine Fegan, Amanda McEvoy, Jack Boothman (Uachtaran CLG), Jolene Parr, Maura Quinn (Mentor)
 
Clonduff Camogs celebrated their Silver Jubilee in 1992. Pictured above is the committee who organised a series of events including a Banquet held in the Balmoral Hotel Warrenpoint. Front row (l-r) Briege Monaghan (nee McCartney), Maura Quinn, Kathleen Matthews, Elaine Arthurs, Marie Walls. Front row (l to r) Guinevra Carr, Valerie Brown, Denise Brown, Carol Lavery, Hilary Lynchahaun (nee Brown) and Eileen Hamill
 
1985 Down were Ulster Minor (U16) Camogie Champions! Clonduff players on the team were: Guinevra Carr (back row 4th from right), Pamela McQuaid (middle row extreme left), Denise Brown - Captain (middle row 4th left) Mairead Mussen (middle row 4th left), Valerie Brown (middle row 6th left), Sheila Lowry (middle row extreme right) and Grainne Harper (front row extreme left)

 

Susie Lively (Clonduff) captained the Down Minor (U16) Camogs to their first ever All Ireland win in 1974. Here she accepts the Sports Personality award from Maeve Kyle. The man is the middle is Bob Carey, Chairman of the Sports Advisory Council.
 

 One from yesteryear!

These ladies competed in the Junior Championship in 1972! Back row: Anne Matthews, Eileen Hamill, Anne Quinn, Barbara Brown, Hilary Brown, Mary Murphy, Susan Magennis, Lorna Downey. Front row: Lily Fearon, Marian Downey, Susie Lively, Catherine O'Hanlon, Kathleen Matthews, Kathleen Crilly, Carol Quinn

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