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Dowdallshill GF & AC

St Brigid's Park, Newry Rd , Dundalk, Ireland
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Serving the local community of Dowdallshill and district, Dundalk Dowdallshill are one of the country's oldest GAA clubs and in 2011,  celebrated their 125th anniversary.
We cater for boys and girls teams from U7 up. Their is also a nursery programme for 5 and 6 year olds.
During the summer months juvenile coaching takes place in St Bridgets Park on Monday evenings from 6.15pm.
New players always welcome.


The Junior 1 side are in Division 3 league action on Friday night when they welcome Naomh Malachi to St Bridgets Park for round 9 of the league. The following Friday July 1at they play their penultimate league game away to neighbours Roche Emmets. Both games are fixed for 8pm.

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Folks this is the final week of the gear for kids promotion in the Argus. Please cut out and give to any of our girls players or put in letter box in clubhouse outside dressing rooms. Every token counts.

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Girls U14 league. Glen Emmets 6-8, Dowdallshill/Roche 5-6. The girls U14 winning run came to an end tonight after a titanic struggle against a bigger and stronger Glen Emmets side in Tullyallen. The home side started the brightest but with Orlaith Mulligan having her best game since she joined the side at the beginning of the year in defence, and Kelly Murray causing all sorts of problems in attack, the visitors fought back and with minutes to go to half time had fought back to level terms at 1-3 each through points from Leah McArdle (2) and Caoimhe Crichton along with an Abbi Keenan goal. However the turning point of the game occurred in the closing moments of the opening half when the visitors lost their star fullback Aoife Savage with a hand injury. The Tullyallen girls immediately went ahead with a well worked goal and it was a lead they didn't relinquish. An early second half penalty save from the home goalie kept their spirits up and they stretched their lead but the Doche girls (as they call themselves) never give up and a second half hatrick from Shona Halligan along with another Abbi Keenan goal and points fro Leah McArdle and Cora Roe kept them in the game until the final whistle. No doubt the girls will have learnt a lot this evening to bring forward in the coming weeks. Apart from those already mentioned there was yet another heroic display from Rebecca Fagan in goals. Team and scorers; Rebecca Fagan; Shauna Murray, Aoife Savage, Alannah Watters; Sarah Roe, Ellen Quigley, Orlaith Mulligan; Anna McArdle, Caoimhe Crichton (0-1); Kelly Murray, Siobhan o Hagan, Leah McArdle (0-4); Abbi Keenan (2-0), Shona Halligan (3-0), Cora Roe (0-1). Subs; Aoife o Connell, Kerrie Cairns, Katlyn McArdle and Sarah o Hagan.

St Bridgets Park will tonight host the Leinster Junior football final between Louth and Redford. Throw in is at 7.30pm. If any of our members are available to help with stewerting please be there for 6.15.

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Folks we're down to the last 2 week's of tokens for the gear for kids. Please cut token out of page 2 of The Argus and give to any of our underage girls or just post in box outside dressing rooms. Every token counts so get friends to cut theirs out also.

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Kevin Mullen Sheild QF. Stabannon Parnells 1-13, Dowdallshill 3-8. Dowdallshill qualified for the semi final of the Kevin Mullen sheild tonight thanks to a last minute goal from sub Dermot Smith. Dermot is making a habit of scoring vital late goals this year and lets hope he keeps it up. The prize for winning tonight is a semi final away to neighbours Roche Emmets which at the moment is fixed week. Team and scorers; Gary Corrigan; Sean Duffy, Peter Begley, Emmet o Brien; Noel Finnegan (0-1), Paul Flynn, Jack McGailey; Justin Halley, Stephen Hoey; Daniel Kerr (0-1), Gerry McShane (0-1), Paul Gill (1-2); Graham Cairns (0-1), Chris McMahon (1-1), Aidan McCabe (0-1). Subs; Dermot Smith (1-0), Damien Fannjng and Darren Rogers.

The Dowdallshill/Roche girls U14s continued their fantastic run of form tonight when they repeated last weeks win over Naomh Martin with a 6-9 to 0-6 win in Roche. With 7 wins now from 8 games the girls are within touching distance of a semi final spot but with some difficult games to come, along with girls going on holidays there is still a lot of work to be done. Once again it took a great team effort to see off the challenge of the girls from Monasterboice who were much improved from a week earlier, and as usual some fine saves from Rebecca Fagan in goals made a huge difference in the end. Midfilder Caoimhe Crichton was probably the player of the match but her partner and captain Anna McArdle was also a leading light. What was also great was that 8 girls got on the scoresheet with Kerrie Cairns grabbing a first goal of the year for herself and also Sarah o Hagan grabbing her first point at this level when introduced in the second half. Team and scorers; Rebecca Fagan; Alannah Watters, Shauna Murray, Aoife o Connell; Sarah Roe, Ellen Quigley, Orlaith Mulligan; Anna McArdle (0-1), Caoimhe Crichton (2-3); Kelly Murray, Siobhan o Hagan, Leah McArdle (1-1); Shona Halligan (2-0), Abbi Keenan (0-2), Kerrie Cairns (1-0). Subs; Cora Roe (0-1), Sarah o Hagan (0-1) Ailbhe Ford.

Committee meeting on Wednesday 8th at 8pm.

U14 girls result; Naomh Martin 0-2, Dowdallshill/Roche 6-9. The girls continued on their winning ways tonight when they played their 4th away game in a row and came away from Monasterboice with a comprehensive victory. This result sees the girls return to the top of the league with 6 wins from 7 outings. On a beautiful night for a game, the girls once again played intelligent football, and their individual skill along with their teamwork will give them a chance against any opposition. Some great scores were taken by the girls, with birthday girl and captain for the night Siobhan o Hagan setting good example in the early stages with a goal and a point. Leah McArdle had probably her best game of the year and finished with a tally of 1-4 (her goal coming from a well struck penalty), while Abbi Keenan was a torture for the home fullback line and finished with 1-3 from play, and once again midfielders Anna McArdle and Caoimhe Crichton controlled the game throughout. The stars of the show were the defence as a unit who didn't concede a score until midway through the second half and that came about from a fantastic save by the ever reliable Rebecca Fagan. Team and scorers; Rebecca Fagan; Orlaith Mulligan, Aoife Savage, Alannah Watters; Sarah Roe, Ellen Quigley, Cora Roe (1-0); Anna McArdle (0-1), Caoimhe Crichton; Kerrie Cairns, Siobhan o Hagan (1-1), Leah McArdle (1-4); Shona Halligan (2-0), Abbi Keenan (1-3), Kelly Murray. Sub Sarah o Hagan. Next week the girls will be up against the same opposition, this time with home advantage. The game will be played on Bank holiday Monday at 7pm in Roche.

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING INVITE FROM ROCHE EMMETS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 14-18 ON THIS FRIDAY EVENING. ALL OUR PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO ALONG. Roche Emmets are holding an information evening for kids and parents from U14 upwards. There will be a talk from Oisin McConville on what it takes to succeed at sport and a very interesting presentation from Sports Nutritionalist Dara Morgan on what types of food aid your sports ability and when these foods should be eaten. It promises to be a great night for footballers and their parents. Throw in at 7.45 on Friday June 3rd in Roche Clubrooms. Free entry and refreshments served. Any questions contact Alan O'Connell on 0879290324.

Well done to our Under-8 representatives, who played a blitz match against St Brides at a hot and balmy Knockbridge this morning. Our players on duty were Molly O'Callaghan, Erin Roe, Lee Hoey, Evan Corrigan, Aaron Gray and Shay Hoey. Well done all!

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Don't forget to cut your token from page 2 of Argus for free for girls U14 team. Leave in club or give to any of the girls.

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