Clann Eireann Armagh win Castlewellan Sevens

Clann Eireann Armagh win Castlewellan Sevens

The ‘May Steele’ fourth annual Ladies Invitation Sevens
organised by 2002 AIB Club of the Year winners St Malach’s
of Down took place in St Malachy’s Park Castlewellan on
Sat 2nd August. The competition was once again an outstanding
success with 18 teams providing a tremendous day of football
in a sun drenched St Malachy’s Park.

The 18 teams which took part in the competition were divided
into 2 groups of four teams and 2 groups of 5 teams which
then played-off on a league basis at four venues in Castlewellan
and Annsborough thus guaranteeing each participating team
a minimum of 3 games. The group winners and runners-up then
progressed to play the quarter, semi-final and final in
the host Club’s St Malachy’s Park on a knockout basis.

Quarter Finals:
Cooley Kickhams (Louth) 7-7 v Annaclone (Down) 3-4
Aodh Rhuadh (Tyrone) 2-3 v Bosco (Down) 6-3
Clann Eireann (Armagh) 7-6 v Ardtrea (Derry) 3-5
Donaghamoyne (Monaghan) 1-3 v Castlewellan (Down) 4-3
Semi- Finals:

Cooley Kickhams 5-5 v Clann Eireann 7-3
Bosco 5-3 v Castlewellan 8-7

Final: Clann Eireann 9-4 v Castlewellan 2-4 Player
of the Tournament:
Shauna O Hagan (Clann Eireann).

The presentations took place immediately after the final
when the May Steele Perpetual Cup was presented by Catherina
Morgan (daughter of the late May Steele) to the Clann Eireann
team captain. The Club Chairman John McCartan then presented
specially engraved Belfast Crystal bowls to each of the
12 team members and a team sports voucher to the value of
£200 compliments of O’Neill’s International Irish Sportswear.

The runners- up Castlewellan Ladies also received specially
engraved Belfast Crystal Bowls for each of their team members.
Shauna O Hagan from Clann Eireann was the unanimous choice
of the judging panel for the prestigious ‘player of the
tournament’ award. Shauna received a specially designed
and engraved Belfast Crystal mounted Gaelic Ball compliments
of Belfast Crystal, and a County Sports fleece compliments
of Gaelic Gear, and compliments of the Steele family a bouquet
of fresh flowers.

The evening finished with dinner followed by a sing-a-long
in the member’s lounge which was prompted by our visitors
from Rahenny in Dublin, or a late night Disco in the Main
Hall whichever took your fancy. Hope to see you all again
next year or why not drop by for our 24th Annual Men’s Senior
Sevens on Saturday 13th September. E
nquiries about next year’s ladies sevens welcome via our
email service at or telephone
Roisin 028 437 71034 or Catherina 028 437 71874

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