Cash boost for parish draw winners

Drung Parish draw winners - December 24th -In first place was James Mc Laughlin; promoter Katie Faulkner, 2nd place was Bridie Harkin, promoter Martin Orr and in 3rd place was Helen Haughey, promoter Margaret doherty. New Year’s Eve winners, in 1st place was Mairead Mc Gowan, promoter Ellen Doherty, 2nd place was Annie Grant, promoter Dan Coyle and in 3rd place was Mary-Anglia Doherty, promoter Pat Mc Carron.

Redcastle first team drew 1-1 at home to Greencastle on Sunday last with Colm McLaughlin getting the Redcastle goal. A draw was a fair reflection of how the game panned out. The result maintained the home side’s lead in the division, while Greencastle will not be too disappointed with a share of the spoils. The visitors went ahead with the first real chance on 15 minutes when Jamie Mc Cormick’s sweetly struck shot from 30 yards flew into the top corner of the net giving McCole in the home goal no chance. Redcastle responded through Brendan Murphy who had a close range header and than a right footed effort from 6 yards that failed to find the target. Greencastle’s Michael Henry then passed up a great chance to put the visitors 2-0 up when his curling effort from 12 yards was palmed away to safety by Mc Cole.The last chance of the half fell to Redcastles Jame Curran who headed over from a Ciaran Diver corner. The second half provided both sides with further scoring opportunities, Matty Henry found him self in a good position but dragged his shot just wide from inside the box, while Murphy collected a pass from Peter Breslin and side stepped O’Doherty in the Greencastle goal but found the side netting. Jamie Mc Cormick then tried his luck again from 16 yards but could not keep his shot down. Substitute Danny Murphy looked to secure the points for the visitors but McCole got down well to palm behind to safety. Redcastle drew level on 72 minutes when Colm Mc Laughlin rose highest in the area to head home a well delivered Liam Davenport free kick from the right hand side. The visitors had the last chance of the game when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box, however Gavin Harkin failed to keep his shot down and the chance was lost.

Underage football is currently running in the Community Centre ;the times and classes are, Wednesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm; 5th and 6th class . Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.45pm, 1st and 2nd class. Tuesdays, 6pm to 7.15pm, junior and senior infants and 7.30pm to 8.45pm, 3rd and 4th class. A meeting will be held in early January to select managers and coaches for the 2015 underage season. The FAI now require all underage volunteers to undertake a child protection course and be Garda vetted, regardless of their role. Can anyone looking to get involved with a team next season, who is not already Garda vetted by the club get in touch with David on 0868253940 as the vetting process takes some time.