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2019

Cultural and Social

  • Clonduff youngsters win three County Scór na nÓg titles – Solo Singing (Aoife Trainor), Recitation (Brian McGreevy) and Set Dancing – Aoife and Set Dancers reach Ulster Final.
  • Aoife Trainor the only Down winner at Ulster Scór na nÓg finals – won All Ireland Scór na nÓg Solo Singing in Castlebar on 16th February with ‘Slan Abhaile’.
  • Three South Down titles for Clonduff in Scór Sinsir – Vivienne Mulcahy, Solo Singing (Mary Catherine Murray was runner up), Instrumental Music and Set Dancing.
  • ‘First Steps in Irish’ – Beginners 4-week weekly course in Clonduff Club – June 2919
  • Friends of Clonduff Golf Classic 21st June in Ballymacscanlon Golf Resort
  • Three Clonduff Juvenile Members win County Scholarships to Gaeltacht – Grace Clancy, Ellen Shields, Amy Morgan
  • Three Clonduff youngsters attend Amhrán na bhFiann Workshops – Aoife Trainor, Kayleigh McPolin, Shannon Copeland
  • 220 boys and girls attend the annual Kellogs Cul Camp in Clonduff Park (29th July-2nd August)

Handball

  • Ellen Shield/Ellen McKay (U15) and Orlaith McCusker/Ella McCumiskey (U16) win County Doubles titles and reach Ulster Final.

Ladies Football

  • Our Lady’s Grammar School Newry won Ulster U16C title with good Clonduff representation – Lauren Kane (earlier in school year won Ulster Camogie medal), Éabha Ni Domhnaill, Ellen Shields (also Ulster Camogie medal winner) and joint manager Niamh Murray, Clonduff’s new Secretary; Niamh’s sister Niohmi, a member of the Clonduff All Ireland Winning Camogie team, was involved in the management of the U16 Camogie team)
  • Clonduff Senior Ladies team resurrected after two year absence.
  • Down U14s lift Ulster ‘Festival of Football’ Cup with Caitlin Devlin, Anna Henning, Cealaigh Byrne and Ella-Beth Rooney on the team – Damien Henning part of the management team.
  • Clonduff U12s win Warrenpoint Tournament for 4th year in a row
  • Clonduff U14s win ‘The Big Best Sevens’ fundraising tournament for Lauren’s Adventures

Camogie

  • Clonduff Camogs create history by becoming the first Clonduff Adult team to win All Ireland Final – All Ireland Intermediate Club Champions beating Gailltir (Waterford & Munster Champions) on Sunday 3rd March in Croke Park.
  • Fionnuala Carr, Sara Louise Graffin and Paula O’Hagan awarded ‘Soaring Stars’ for their exploits with Down in 2018 and Gaelic Life All Stars for exploits with club in Ulster Club Championship.
  • Beth Fitzpatrick and Isabella O’Hare awarded Colleges All Stars
  • Beth Fitzpatrick, Isabella O’Hare, Roisin McPolin and Caitlin Harper on Down Minor team that annexed the Ulster title.
  • U14s win Down Feile Shield and represented the county at the Regional Feile in Trim, Co Meath in June
  • Paula O’Hagan and Sara Louise Graffin on Ulster team that retained the Interprovincial Junior Championship.
  • Eight Clonduff players on Down team, captained by Fionnuala Carr, that retained the Ulster Championship title – Fionnuala Carr, Sara Louise Graffin, Paula O’Hagan, Orla Gribben, Clare McGilligan, Cassie Fitzpatrick, Katie McGilligan and Danielle Harrison.
  • 11-year-old Zara Kelly plays in Cumann na mBunscoil Exhibition game in Croke Park at half time in the Tipperary v Wexford Semi Final on 28th July
  • Clonduff Camogie Camp 12th-17th August – 68 girls aged 4-14 attend

Football

  • Paudie Clancy and Aaron Norris on St Colman’s team that won All Ireland Paul McGirr Cup (Year 12) following on from Ranafast win
  • Stephen McConville captains St Mary’s University College Belfast to Sigerson Cup Final – lose out to UCC
  • Rory McGreevy manages and Lyndon Brown plays on Southern Regional College team that won Div 3 at Sigerson weekend
  • Barry O’Hagan plays on Hope University College team that won Div 4 at Sigerson weekend – also picks up ‘Player of the Match’ award
  • Ross Carr, Aaron Devlin and John Boden on Down U20 team that won first ever Leo Murphy Ulster League – Tom Close drafted into team for Championship
  • Senior Footballers win Longstone’s Ambrose Rogers 20th Anniversary Sevens Tournament and U12s win Ambrose U12 Cup the previous week
  • U16 player Senan Carr plays for Ulster U15 Select v Dublin (30th July)
  • U12B team wins South Down Div 3 League with a game to spare (this Development team played 18 games in 2019 and won 16)

Hurling

  • Clonduff retain the County Feis Sevens title playing in the Peárce Branagan Memorial Jerseys
  • First ever dedicated Hurling/Camogie Kellogs Cul Camp (8th-12th July) attracts 68 boys and girls
  • Clonduff Hurlers, along with Branagan Family organise first Peárce Branagan Memorial Day on his first anniversary 23rd June 2019
  • Second Annual Sean Cairns Memorial Training Camp huge success with Darren Gleeson (former Tipperary Goalkeeper and currently member of Tipperary backroom team) and Darren’s clubmate Mark Gennery

Club Awards

  • Five club members complete Elevate GAA Leadership Award – Jimmie Cousins, Attracta Brown, Sheenagh Walsh, Karen Rice and Anita Brannigan.
  • Clonduff awarded their 4th Platinum Club Maith Award

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