Thank you to all our players, management and back room team for their tremendous efforts (not only yesterday) but over the last few months.
Returning to play sport post Lockdown was a challenging task, and very different landscape to navigate for amateur sportspeople.
We are fortunate in Clonduff that our players are as passionate about Gaelic Games as our supporters – and when the gates opened girls, boys, ladies and gents all couldn’t wait to get down the lane to kick the ball or pick up a hurl.
The return of Gaelic’s Games presented a lifeline to many people who had been shielding or perhaps not comfortable leaving their homes during the height of the pandemic.
Games streamed live have been a fantastic asset to our games, and whether you were in Clonduff, Chicago, Australia or Canada everyone got the opportunity to feel part of the GAA experience.
On Sunday evening 6th September 2020 we saw two teams go to battle, they demonstrated all the good things of our beloved Gaelic Games – competitive play, great sportsmanship and a genuine respect for each other in the heat of battle.
We became the first Down Club ever to have our fate determined by penalty kicks.
It was a cruel way to lose a game, but we are exceptionally proud of how our players conducted themselves.
They gave GAA spectators around the globe almost three hours of high-class sporting entertainment.
Thanks again to the players, management and back room team. We look ahead to completing the 2020 league campaign.
And thanks again to our supporters who cheer on the Yella Jersey in rain, hail or shine
(Photo courtesy Brendan Monaghan Sports DNA)