15Cultural, Social and Community

  • Clonduff Ballad Group South Down Scór Sinsir Champions; Instrumental Musicians Runners Up – Musicians retain county title with outstanding performance
  • Clonduff Camogs host hilarious ‘Fake Wedding’ for ‘marriage’ of Fionnuala Carr and Thomas O’Hare (Mayobridge) – brilliant!
  • Revival of ‘Battle of Townlands’ in Parish Scór (22nd Feb) – proceeds in aid of Clonduff Lourdes Committee – resounding success on every level.
  • Clonduff Club Secretary, Anita Brannigan awarded Irish News Volunteer of the Year
  • Very big Kellogs Cul Camp in Clonduff Park 4th-8th August – 170 children attended
  • First ever ‘Clonduff Come Dancing’ in giant marquee as culmination of very successful
    ‘Friends of Clonduff Marquee Weekend’ – Poker Night (Thur 21st Aug), Teen UV Disco (Fri), Family Cinema Night (Sat), Clonduff Come Dancing (Sun 24th Aug)
  • Clonduff Club receives President’s Award for Governance based on Club Maith
  • Clonduff earn back-to-back Platinum Award in Club Maith
  • Clonduff only Club with full complement of entries in Down Scór na nÓg 2015, two solo singers, 2 recitations, Ceili & Set Dancing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group and Leiruí – six different acts reach South Down Final; three teams in table quiz – a total of 48 children! Clonduff pick up Cathal Sands Cup for South Down ‘Scór Club of the Year’
  • Clonduff Leíruí wins County Title – The Legend of Clonduff (by Mary Grant) – participants Ellen Kelly, Ally Magee, Molly Brown, Cara Boden, Caitlin Harper, Eugene Lively, Sinead Woods, Ellen Lively


  • Four Club members attend fact-finding visit to two GAA Communities in Tyrone organised by
    Hilltown Community Centre and Local Councillors
  • Driveway tarmacced, car parks marked out, safety steps erected into new field


Four County Juvenile Handball titles for Clonduff youngsters (Saturday 18th January) U12 Boys Singles – Patrick Cowan; U15 Boys Singles Lyndon Brown, U16 Boys Singles Lee Murnin and the history-making girls – Erin Rafferty and Clara Cowan – U14 Girls Doubles


  • New Football Development Plan launched Wednesday 29th January 2014 incorporating Codes of Conduct, Coaching the Coaches – to be adapted and rolled out to all other Codes within Clonduff
  • Minor Footballers win Silverbridge Sevens
  • Jason Brown wins All Ireland Cic Saor (Free Kick) Competition and collects cheque for €5,000
  • Clonduff III retain Felix Darby trophy defeating Tony Wilson’s Clann na Banna II after replay, won the Reserve Football League and lost the Reserve Championship Final after replay
  • Darren O’Hagan nominated for new O’Reilly Transport Down All Stars


  • Rían Branagan becomes first Clonduffian to play in Ulster Hurling Final on Sunday 2nd February 2014 in the much delayed 2013 Ulster Final. Rían played corner back
  • Clonduff organise first ever Juvenile Hurling Camp – 11th-15th August – 16 children, 5 coaches – Damien Farnon, Paddy Branagan, Mark Downey, Rhys Ward, Darragh Downey


  • Paula Cairns and Sarah Bloomfield qualify for National LGFA Linespersons
  • Kayla Woods first ever Clonduff girl to play in U12 Go Games at half time in Ulster Final (Down v Fermanagh, managed by Mark Copeland and Ryan McShane) on Sunday 6th July in Garvaghey Centre of Excellence, Co Tyrone
  • Mark Copeland and Ryan McShane lead Down Ladies to All Ireland Intermediate Success – Mark honoured at Ulster Writers and South Down Awards
  • U14s win St Gall’s Tournament and U12s win Burren Hospice Tournament


  • Seven Clonduff players on Co team that won All Ireland Final – Fionnuala and Sara Louise Carr with young cousin Katie McGilligan, Paula Gribben, Karen Haughey (nee Gribben), Lisa McPolin and Nicola O’Hagan – team jointly managed by Alistair McGilligan
  • Down Senior Camogie team hold their Pre-All Ireland Media Night – ‘Meet and Greet’ Event in Clonduff Park (Fri 5th Sept)
  • Down win All Ireland Premier Junior Championship – Fionnuala & Sara Louise Carr, Karen Haughey (nee Gribben) and sister Paula, Lisa McPolin, Nicola O’Hagan and Clare McGilligan – team managed by Clare’s Dad, Alistair – Alistair shortlisted for Manager of the Year; honoured at Ulster Writers, South Down and Down County Camogie Convention
  • Senior Camogs win 4th County title and the club’s first ever Ulster title!
  • U14 Camogs lift Championship Shield defeating Ballycran
  • Fionnuala Carr picks up her 3rd Camogie Soaring Star (All Star for Junior and Intermediate teams) on eve of Ulster Club final reply
  • Petrina Lively (St Mark’s) and Cassie Fitzpatrick (Sacred Heart) awarded Ulster Colleges All Stars


Four County Handball titles for St Patrick’s Primary School – Patrick Cowan (U11 Singles), Shane Close & Joey O’Hare (U11 Doubles), Padraig Clancy (U13 Singles) Jayme McDonald & Aidan Quinn (U13 Doubles) -Des McNeill Club and School Handball Coach


  • Mark Copeland joins new County Manager Jim McCorry as trainer
  • Tommy Kelly elected Vice Chair of South Down Board