Updated: 18/04/17 : 06:28:35
We extend deepest sympathy to our club
member Jimmy Smith and the Smith family on the passing of Jimmy’s sister
Sheila Smith last week.
The Smith family are in our thoughts at this sad time.
Our senior men’s footballers are in the middle of a busy Easter programme, having played two Division 1 league matches in three days over the Easter weekend. First up was the visit of reigning league and county champions Tourlestrane
to Oxfield on Good Friday.
The south Sligo side won by 1-14 to 1-8 but this game was closer than
the final scoreline suggests with DRP producing a vastly improved
performance on their showing against Tubbercurry the previous week. Paul
Logan’s personal contribution
was 1-5 and there were solid displays all round. Two days later,
the team traveled to Hazelwood and picked up their first point of the
Division 1 campaign with a dogged 0-10 to 0-10 draw against Calry/St
Joseph’s. Next up: we host Shamrock Gaels this Sunday
23rd in Oxfield at 2pm.
Our postponed ladies intermediate footballers Division 2 match against Shamrock Gaels has been refixed for this Friday evening in Riverstown at 7:30pm.
There were several club representatives
on the Sligo county minor and U14 teams who played Galway last Saturday
in a Connacht Championship double-bill at Tuam stadium. While the
results didn’t go Sligo’s way, the players will
learn a lot from the experience. We had four DRP players on the
starting 15 for the Sligo minor team: Jayne McCormack (Vice-capt),
Michelle McNamara, Kate Keyes & Sinéad Regan.
The club has entered a junior men’s team
in Division 4 this year. If you are interested in ‘coming out of
retirement’ to be part of it, please contact junior team manager Paddy
The DRP boys minor footballers play their opening (re-arranged) Division 3 league match against Castleconnor this Tuesday evening in Oxfield at 7pm.
The boys U14 footballers travel to Kent Park this Friday evening to play St Mary’s in Division 1.
Our girls U14 footballers play their opening league match this Tuesday
evening against Shamrock Gaels. We wish new manager Tom O’Boyle and the
team the best of luck. Our U16 girls continue their Division 1 league
Tuesday (25th) against St Farnan’s at Oxfield.
The girls U12 footballers drew with St
Molaise Gaels 11pts each in a very entertaining league match last Friday
afternoon in Oxfield. Well done to both teams for a terrific match.
Our boys U12 football teams played
Tubbercurry/Cloonacool in Divisions 1 & 3 of the league last
Tuesday. Our Division 1 team battled courageously but were beaten by a
strong Tubber side. Well done to the Division 3 team who
won their match.
Our U8 and U10 nursery footballers
played a very enjoyable fun blitz with St Molaise Gaels at Oxfield last
Wednesday evening. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who helped out.
Saturday morning coaching continues in Oxfield.
U6s at 9:45am. U8 & U10 at 10:30am. New players are always welcome.
The club intends to begin to begin U10
hurling coaching for players born in 2007 and 2008 from next month. If
you would like your son and daughter to be involved, please contact
Aidan O’Reilly on 0879785311.
Despite missing several regulars, the
Benbulben Gaels U14 hurlers opened their league campaign last Friday
evening with an emphatic win away to Tubbercurry/Cloonacool. Our U16
hurlers host Tourlestrane in Oxfield on Monday
evening at 7pm, while the following evening the U12 hurlers play Calry/St Joseph’s in the league at Hazelwood.
Our monthly club meeting for April takes place on Monday 24th in Oxfield at 9pm.
As part of our Club Development plan
work, we will be hosting another Club Planning Workshop for interested
members and the general public in Rathcormac in the coming weeks. Keep
an eye on our website
drop.gaa.ie and Facebook page for confirmation of date and event info.
Special thanks to all the local
businesses who supported the club’s recent Family Table Quiz: Coyle's
Centra and Sherlock's Butchers from Cartron, Drumcliffe Tea House,
Drumcliffe Family Practice, Five Star Fun, Laura's Carney
& Mullaney's SuperValu Grange. A gallery of pictures from the event
is available on the club’s Facebook page.