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BALLINASCREEN GAA Underage Coaching Programme

Mon 7-8pm U12 Football @ Cahore

Wed 6-7pm U6 – U12 Camogie @ Cahore

Thu 6-7pm U14 Camogie @ Cahore

Thu 7-8pm U12 Hurling @ Cahore

Fri 5.30-6.30pm U11 & U13 L Football @ High School

Fri 7-8pm U6, U8 & U10 Hurling @ High School Please remember that children need to bring £1 to training.

Senior Football League- Ballinascreen 1-13 Bellaghy 1-09 @ Greenlough

Got back to winning ways in Greenlough beating Bellaghy by 4 points. A dour first half saw Screen behind 5 to 3 at the break but a vastly improved 2nd half saw Screen run away with the game and set them up well for the weekend’s Championship match against Dungiven on Sunday evening at Greenlough. The game throws in at 5pm and there will be updated on Twitter and Facebook as usual.

Scorers: B Heron 1-0, M McBride 0-2, D McBride 0-2, P Bradley 0-2, B Murray 0-2, K Conway 0-2, G Conway 0-2, Eunan Murray 0-2.

Congratulations to Ashelene Groogan who has recently returned from Down Under as a World Champion. Ashelene currently plays for Ballinascreen ladies Football and was picked as part of the Irish Ladies Aussie Rules Football team to compete at the World Championships where they defeated Canada in the final 39 to 8. Well done to Ashelene and we will hopefully have more on this next week.

U6, U8, U10 and U12 Camogie continues on Wednesday evenings at 6pm to 7pm at Cahore. The U14 Camogie team cruised to victory in the Derry Championship at a wet Glen pitch last Friday evening against a lack lustre Lavey team. The first five minutes saw end to end camogie, both teams flooding the defence, making it difficult to score. Eimear McGuigan collected a fine pass from Shannon McGillian, she then charged through the defence and split the posts for her first of many scores that evening.

Screen then took control of the rest of the game with the backline of Eimear O’Kane,Una, Caroline, Lauren, Niamh Duggan and Megan McKenna battling brilliantly, closing down and clearing their lines, not giving lavey an inch. At the other end of the pitch the forwards of Shannon, Niamh Kelly, Jackie, Orla, Rignach and Eimear McGuigan were hitting the ground running, tormenting the lavey defence, thus hitting a flurry of scores to finish at half time on a scoreline of 4-4 to no score.

Screen came out in the 2nd half all guns blazing and with the midfield pairing of Sinead and Roisin winning every puck-out, sending the ball back in to the forward line who took advantage and created a number of unanswered scores.

Lavey gave no shortage of effort and their commitment to a lost cause was admirable, but it was never going to be enough against a strong, determined Screen team. Our goalie Laura was in top form and stopped any Lavey goal chances, keeping a clean sheet between the posts.

The end couldn’t come quick enough for the Lavey girls and with our sub Megan scoring a goal in the dying minutes, it put the game to bed. You couldn’t pick out outstanding performances as the 15 girls on the pitch produced a magnificent display of Camogie.

The match finished on a tremendous scoreline of Screen 8.9 to Lavey 0.0. This has been a great year for the U14s camogs who have achieved so much, under new management, being crowned Feile champions, reaching an all-Ireland semi- final in Division one, now winning the county championship and they are on course to win the league.

They are a very hard working, committed and disciplined bunch of girls who deserve a lot of credit as does their managers and parents for their efforts and hard work all year. The U16s have a lot to live up to. They are in the Derry Championship final this Thursday evening against Slaughneil and we wish them every success, hoping they bring another cup to the club.

The Screen minors are through to the semi-final of the Championship after an outstanding victory over Greenlough on a tremendous scoreline of Screen 11-23 to 0 Score. Good luck in the next game girls.

Ballinascreen GAC will be hosting a “Come Dine With Me” night at the end of September. Anyone willing to host a dinner for friends or family on the 24th of September please declare your interest via Facebook, Twitter or by leaving your name in at the Credit Union.

Guests pay £15 a head, a bus will collect everyone and take them to the club and back for music with a top band, to be confirmed. More details will be available in the coming weeks. If you are interested in joining Cairde Screen please speak to anyone on the Club Committee or you can collect a Cairde Screen pack from the Credit Union.

Our future is in all our hands.