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Club contributes to Down Camogie Fundraiser

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fashion show at the Burrendale for Down Camogie.

Our own Deirdre McGrath was most instrumental in the organisation of a fashion Show in The Burrendale Hotel to raise funds for Down Camogie on Thursday 4th April.

The night was a great success and we enjoyed a stunning collection of ladies’ dresses from Berling in Newry and a wide variety of casual and occasion wear from Wraps in Newcastle. The more formal outfits were completed with hats from Elite, Newry. All clothes were modelled by Camogie players, who looked extremely glamorous for the occasion, with hair by The Works, Castlewellan and make-up by The Real Makeover.
The men were not left out, as clothes from Bingham’s in Newcastle were modelled by some very entertaining hurlers. A lovely range of glasses from Specsavers, the official sponsor of the Down camogie team, was also modelled.
Our club made a big contribution to the entertainment in the evening with music and singing provided by Aoife and Eimear Devlin and Caoimhe Macauley. Other musicians performing on the night were Eimear Deines and Stephen Rafferty. Of course, while a lot of these young Camogs enjoy the chance to get glammed up, most of them feel at home in their trainers and sportswear, so it was most apt that the fashion show concluded with sports wear from O Neills in Newry.
Compere for the evening was Ramona Burns (The Real Makeover) and she ended this part of the evening by reintroducing, Anne and Roisin Rodgers and Caitriona “Tin Tin” McCrickard, who had been treated to a complete makeover. The evening ended with a disco ( DJ, Neill) for the real die hard party animals.

Camogie season 2013 begins.

The club’s camogie season has begun with what has now become an annual celebration of culture, music and dance with our St. Patrick’s night celebrations on Saturday 16th March. A good night's craic was had by all with entertainment provided by talented singing/dancing camogie players and some of their mums. ( photos in website gallery.)
March brought the beginning of training sessions and U14s have already two matches behind them. Despite snow falls, freezing conditions and some team members unavailable, some under 12 girls stepped up to the mark to field a team against Mayobridge on Tuesday 26th March. Even though a
win wasn’t on the plate, Rachel Canniford secured a goal and a point for Aghaderg.
It was then off to An Riocht on Tuesday, 2nd April, where the girls were outclassed by a much more superior, stronger and more experienced team. The home team produced goals galore in the first half, putting our backs and goalie, Áine under extreme pressure. The girls did not lose heart at all, Courtney Savage, Lucy Mc Avoy and Nicole Kane showing particular grit in their efforts. Despite frequent scores for An Riocht in the second half, the Aghaderg girls made a strong effort to pull together as a team, fight back and collect a goal and a point of their own.