Collegeland GAC Notes – 24 June 2013

Collegeland had Belleeks as visitors to Fr McKnight Park in Collegeland on Sunday 23rd June in this Junior league Div 3A game. The weather was dry but with a strong wind. Collegeland decided to play with wind on their backs in the opening half.

It was the Belleeks men who hit the ground running with 3 points after eight minutes.

However after the shaky start by the end of the first quarter Collegeland had drawn level with points by a Mickey Cullen free,  Ryan Mc Parland, and  Paul Cullen.

Tom Murphy then  sent Collegeland in front with a point.  But Belleeks levelled themselves after 25 minutes. Collegeland finished the first half scoring with 2 points the second from Tom Murphy.  Half time Collegeland 0-6 Belleeks 0-4.

On the restart  Tom Murphy  pointed first for the home side. Belleeks replied wit a point of their own. Two Collegeland points by Barry Colhoun, and  Paul Cullen saw the home side lead by four  entering the final quarter. The visitors then cut the deficit to 3.  Another Paul Cullen free stretched the lead again. Belleeks then went for broke and added a point with five minutes left.  Belleeks then pushed hard and  squared the game with three minutes left with a goal leaving it  1-7 each. With time nearly up Collegeland then needed a score to win the game. A long ball in by Paul Cullen into the square was deflected to the net by Ruari  McGeary to leave Collegeland winners on a score of 1-10 to 1-7.

This was an important win for Collegeland considering that we have only one more match at home and four away. We have played 11 won 6 lost 5  and now on a Total of 12 points.

Away to Forkhill

To facilitate the Armagh v Wicklow match in Armagh on Sunday Club matches are all brought forward from to Fri night meaning we now have to meet  table toppers  Forkhill away on Friday night.

Naomh Eoin

Thurs 27th June U16 championship Div 2 Semi-final  Naomh Eoin v St Brigids in Pearse Og Park Armagh at 7.15pm.

Tues 1st July U14 Div3 League  KILLEAVY SECS V NAOMH EOIN in  KILLEAVY at 7.15pm


Under 12 girls travelled to Derrytresk last week for a friendly. Although defeated on this occasion it was a very encouraging display from the Collegeland girls who really  are showing good potential for the future.  The Under 8 girls attended Aghagallon on Saturday past for a blitz and they  also represented Collegeland very well.   Training continues on Wednesday night at 6.30pm.  

 Summer Art Club

Something new for the Summer An Art Class in Collegeland!  Aideen’s Summer Art Club with a variety of arts and crafts offered to young people in Collegeland GAC Clubrooms from Monday 5th August –Friday 9th August from 10.00am –2.30pm. One child £25, two siblings £40, family £50. All materials are included. Numbers are limited, so to get more information or book a place on this fun course phone or text Aideen at 07749101979.  Aideen  is a qualified and experienced Art and Design teacher.

Extra Space at Clubrooms

The Club facilities are undergoing some improvements with additional accommodation being added later  this week so if you see people working at the weekend then please lend a hand for an hour or two.