May Steele Ladies Seven's - October 9th


Steele Ladies Sevens’

Sponsored by O’Neill’s Sportswear and Clubtel on Saturday
9th October in Castlewellan Co Down

The Ladies Sevens hosted by St Malachy’s GAC Castlewellan
Co Down will take place this year on Saturday 9th October.
The date was put back from Saturday 14th August at the request
of a number of senior teams because of County Championship
and league commitments during August and September.The Club
organising committee eager to maintain the high standard of
the ‘May Steele’ Sevens now in its fifth successful year agreed
to set a new date in order to accommodate many of the senior
Clubs interested in competing in the prestigious competition.

Castlewellan Ladies Sevens has grown in stature each year
and the Club has attracted major new sponsorship for the 2004
Sevens from ‘Clubtel’ and from O’Neill’s International Sportswear.
As part of the 3 -year deal agreed with O’Neills the winning
team would receive a £1000 sports voucher and player of the
tournament will receive an individual sports voucher for £50.
This is in addition to the individual Belfast Crystal trophies
for winners, runners up and player of the tournament.

Teams from Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Down, Dublin and
Monaghan and Louth are among the top Clubs already committed
to competing for the May Steele perpetual trophy which was
won last year by Clann Eireann from Armagh. Any other senior
Ladies Clubs interested in entering should contact the Club
Secretary on 07714232783 email
or visit the Castlewellan Club website at

The Club hopes to build on last year’s very successful competition
when 18 teams from Ulster and further a field provided a tremendous
day of football in a sun drenched St Malachy’s Park. Clann
Eireann of Armagh were the winners of last years competition
beating Castlewellan in the final. The winners and runners
-up received Belfast Crystal trophies and the winning team
also received the May Steele perpetual trophy.

The hard working sub-committee are determined to make this
annual competition the show-piece that Ladies football deserves
and to mirror the success of our Adult Men’s All-Ireland Invitation
Sevens now in its 25th year hosted by St Malachy’s Club in
September of each year.

The men’s 7-a-side is second only to the famous Kilmacud Sevens
which are held each year on the eve of the All-Ireland Final.
The teams for the Ladies Sevens on 9th October will be divided
into groups of four teams that will play-off on four separate
venues in Castlewellan on a league basis. The group winners
and runners-up will play the final stages of the competition
in St Malachy’s GAA Grounds on a knockout basis, thus guaranteeing
each participating team a minimum of 3 games.

The competition will commence at approximately 11.00am with
the finals scheduled for about 5.00pm. The presentation of
the May Steele Perpetual Trophy to the winning team together
with individual 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 evening meal and musical
entertainment in the Clubrooms following the presentations.
The Club are hoping that 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 the Club website
emaill or telephone the Club
Secretary on 07714232783 or Event chairman Kevin Sweeney on

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