May Steele Ladies Invitation Sevens 2003 - Saturday 2 August 2003

May Steele Ladies Invitation Sevens 2003 – Saturday 2
August 2003

The fourth Annual Invitation seven-a-side ladies football
competition hosted by the AIB All-Ireland Club of the Year,
St Malachy’s Down, will be held in Castlewellan Co. Down
on Saturday 2nd August 2003. The May Steele Perpetual Cup
has been donated for the competition by the Steele family
in honour of their mother May who was the founder and President
of ladies football in Castlewellan as well as being a life
long Gael and tireless worker for the St Malachy’s Club.

The Castlewellan Club boasts a proud tradition of Sevens
Football in County Down and runs a very successful senior
men’s All-Ireland Invitation Sevens in the town in September
every year (now in its 24th year). The ladies competition
is modelled on the men’s with similar rules of play applying.

Last year 18 teams from Ulster and further a field took
part in this prestigious competition and this year St Malachy’s
are hoping to increase the number of teams competing to
24 with teams from the other Provinces also taking part.
The teams will be divided into groups of four teams that
will play-off on a league basis at four venues in the town
thus guaranteeing each participating team a minimum of 3
games. The group winners and runners-up will then play the
final stages of the competition in St Malachy’s Park on
a knockout basis.

The competition will commence at approximately 11.00am with
team registration between 10.00am and 10.30am. The quarter
finals should commence about 2.30pm with the final scheduled
to take place between 5.00pm and 6.00pm the same evening.
The presentation of the May Steele Perpetual Trophy to the
winning team together with individual ‘TS Foods Castlewellan’
sponsored Belfast Crystal trophies to the winners and runners
up and a special Belfast Crystal sponsored award to the
Player of the Tournament will take place after the finals.
The event is more than a sporting occasion, it is also a
great social event with dinner and live entertainment in
the St Malachy’s GAA Centre and Social Club following the
presentations. Many of the visiting teams opt to make a
week-end out of it and stay over in some of the town’s hospitable
guest houses and family run hotels.

Enquiries welcome via our email service at
or telephone Roisin 028 437 71034 or Catherina 028 437 71874
for further competition details or entry enquiries.

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