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2011

First Silverware of new season!

Cultural and Social

 

  • One County and Two South Down Scór na nÓg titles plus Best represented Club in Scór na nÓg in South Down! Quiz and Novelty Act South Down Runners Up Ciara Kelly (Recitation) and Instrumental Music group of Sean and Mary Catherine Murray and Tanya McAleenan won respective South Down Titles Clonduff awarded Cathal Sands Memorial Trophy for Best Represented Club in Scór na nÓg Novelty Act by Patrick Downey, performed by Noel Grant, Michael Grant, Darragh O’Hanlon and Darragh Downey won Clonduff’s first Juvenile Novelty Act title in 20 years
  • Senior Set Dancers won South Down and County Scór Sinsir Finals and qualified for Ulster Final; our Ceili Dancers Runners Up in South Down and County Finals
  • Juvenile Pool – Shane and Conor Milligan annexed the annual Club Pool titles at U16 and U12 levels respectively on Sunday 30th January
  • Former Chairman Brian McGreevy appointed Chairperson of Club Down
  • Clonduff recognised at South Down Awards with Chairman’s Award for its multi-faceted contribution to the community – 5 Gaelic Sports, Culture, referees in all field sports, three playing surfaces

 

Social Initiative

 

  • Clonduff chosen as one of Ulster Clubs to Pilot Social Initiative
  • Club hosts fortnightly Irish Country Dance for more mature dancers
  • ‘Hillbilli Ramblers’ Hill Walking Club launched on 10th February as part of Clonduff’s ‘Social Initiative’. Registration Wednesday 9th March for first walk on Sunday 13th March – 45 members set out from Clubrooms at 7 45am and returned at 11 30am – great time had by all!
  • Social Football (7s and 15-a-side) very popular – 8-team Tournament in July; Yoga for Beginners (Attracta Brown teacher) begins September; 45 Card Drive, Darts (first time) and Pool begin October; Adult Set Dancing Classes Thursday nights
  • Local Group, led by Ross Carr organises ‘GAA Chat Night’ – Bernard Flynn, Michael Duignan, Benny Tierney, Oisin McConville, Paddy Heaney plus Clonduff Players from 1950s to 2000s
  • Clonduff represented by Brendan Murray, Marie Milligan, Niall Rafferty and Paul Kelly at Garden Party hosted by Irish President Mary McAleese
  • Club hosts Down 1977 Minor All Ireland Winning team Re-union
  • Anita Brannigan speaks at first SI Conference and Presentation of Certificates in Croke Park

 

Ladies

 

  • Jenna Boden selected for Ulster Ladies U16 Elite Training Camp in UUJ
  • Newly formed U12 Ladies team play their first ever game under lights in Kilcoo on 17th May
  • Senior Ladies play in their first ever All Ireland Sevens but relegated to Intermediate League
  • U16 Ladies in County Championship Final and League title playoffs
  • U12 players Callan Branagan and Colleen Brannigan attend Down Activity Day in Croke Park

 

Camogie

 

  • Clonduff Camogie Club awarded Club of the Year (for 2010) for second consecutive year – first Down Club ever to do so. Fionnuala Carr and Grace Brown awarded Senior and Minor Player of the Year respectively
  • U14 Camogs win County Div 1 Feile title and represent County in All Irelands in Galway – they also won the U14 League title
  • Six Clonduff players on Down team that won All Ireland U16C Camogie title – Shannon O’Hagan, Roisin Mulholland, Laura Grant, Jenna Boden, Eimear Tumilty, Jane McAleenan – honoured at South Down Awards – Ursula Quinn Co Secretary accepted the award
  • Clonduff Senior Players Fionnuala Carr and Orla Maginn awarded ‘Soaring Stars’ – (Junior equivalent of All Stars) Fionnuala’s second award and Orla’s first – Girls also honoured at South Down Awards

 

Schools

 

  • Eight Clonduff Camogs help Our Lady’s Grammar School Newry to Ulster Senior Colleges (U19) title – Grace Brown (Capt), Christina McConville, Lisa McCarthy, Orla Gribben, Niohmi Murray; Aoife Brown, Niamh McGreevy and Hannah O’Reilly
  • Ten Clonduff Camogs on St Mark’s High School team that annexed Ulster U16 School title – 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
  • Four Clonduff boys on the Cathal Murray managed St Colman’s team that retained the MacRory Cup on St Patrick’s Day – Tony McGreevy, Rory Lively, Henry Brown and Niall Tumilty. They went on to retain the Hogan Cup for the first time in their history (9th April) – Cathal jointly (with Principal Cormac McKinney) honoured at South Down Awards
  • St Patrick’s Primary School, Ballymaghery win Conor McConville Cup and reached Co Final
  • Niall McPolin (2nd time), Conor Grant and Niall Tumilty on SRC Sevens team that won Ulster title for 4th year in a row – team jointly coached by Mark Copeland (and John Boyle)
  • Clonduff Players Ciara Tumilty, Niamh Brown, Cassie Fitzpatrick and Elizabeth Wilson represented Sacred Heart Grammar School in Dublin in an All Ireland Schools 7s
  • Clonduff U14 Camog Cassie Fitzpatrick has awarded ‘Player of the Year’ in Sacred Heart and selected for the NI Schools Netball team
  • Declan Rooney on St Colman’s McFarland Cup Year 11 Hurling team that won Ulster Final
  • Rian Branagan and Shay Murnin nominated for Colleges Hurling All Star – Rian and Shay are both students at St Colman’s College and were a members of Down Combined Schools team that took part for the first time in the senior competition
  • Clonduff boys backbone the County winning St Mark’s Football team that annexed U14 Schools team for second year in a row – Conor Keenan (GK), Noel Grant (Fullback), Michael Mulholland (Cornerback), Darragh O’Hanlon (Wingback), Darragh McPolin (left half forward) Conor Lowry (right half forward); Clonduff subs were: Shane McGarry, Liam Geoghegan, Aaron and Brendan O’Hagan. The U16 team failed to retain their title losing to St Malachy’s – the Clonduff boys on the team were Caolan McEvoy (full back), Jayme Gribben (left half forward), Padraig Harper (left corner forward); Clonduff subs: Conor Murray, Kevin Smith, Noel Grant

 

Handball

 

  • Twelve Clonduff youngsters participated in the first County Cumann na mBunscoil Handball Tournament in Saval in January – Conor Milligan, Jake Morgan, Padraig Clancy, Eamon Brown, Charlie Brown, Christopher McAleavey, Rory McKernan, Charlie Kerr, Tom Close, Jude Campbell, Shane Close and Shea Morgan
  • County Juvenile Handball – Shane Milligan is U15 Co Champion becoming the first Clonduff boy to win three County Singles titles in a row at three different ages (U13, U14, U15) Rory McQuaid is U16 Co Singles Champion (both represented Down in Ulster series but beaten in Quarter Finals)
  • Sean McNally won County and Ulster Silver Masters title; Des McNeill reached Ulster Final of Ruby Masters and Paul Shields contested Ulster Junior Final
  • Eddie Clancy and Des McNeill win Co Junior Doubles title
  • Eddie Clancy wind Down Intermediate Singles defeating Sean Digney, Saval 21-13, 21-15
  • Clonduff Senior team of Colin Shields, Eddie Clancy, Sean McNally and Paul Shields win County title after replay
  • Clonduff’s Sean McNally appointed County Handball Chairperson

 

Football

 

  • Clonduff U9½ Football team win County Community Games title for sixth time and claimed their second Ulster title and represented the Province in All Ireland Finals in Athlone in August
  • Clonduff U13 Footballers invited to participate in Rose Cup in Tralee (courtesy of Nicole Curran selected as the Down Rose. Boys did really well in reaching the final
  • Clonduff U8 footballers win Anna Kearney (Ballyholland) Shield
  • Clonduff U10 A & B teams win Fr Soraghan Memorial Cup in Moy Tournament and Warrenpoint Cup and Plate competitions in Warrenpoint tournament
  • Clonduff U14s win McAlinden Memorial Trophy in Burren Tournament
  • Clonduff U8s win Rostrevor Tournament Cup
  • Clonduff U16s Runners Up in South Down League (Div 1) and Minors Runners up in All County League (Div 1)
  • Senior Footballers reached County Final for first time since 2000
  • Arthur McConville selected as runner-up (to Kevin McKernan) Player of the Year at South Down Awards

 

Hurling

 

  • Clonduff Senior Hurlers take part in St Jude’s All Ireland Junior Sevens (3rd September) for the second time time (2003) – acquit themselves very well by reaching quarter finals of Shield competition
  • Clonduff U14 Hurlers win All County League Div 2

 

Inter-County Managerial Involvement

 

  • Brian Canavan selector of Down Senior Camogie Team that reached All Ireland Premier Junior Final
  • Mark Copeland Senior Ladies Football County Manager and Joint Manager SRC
  • Cathal Murray manages St Colman’s College to second successive Hogan Cup success

 

Referees

 

  • Five young Clonduffians completed the Young Referees Course and will be available to referee games up to and including U12 level club tournaments. Our five young referees are: Stephen McConville, Shane Milligan, Mark Devlin, Natasha Boyle and Sarah Bloomfield

 

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