Recently Gormanston Park welcomed the County Down minor football team. They were preparing for the tough season ahead with numerous league and championship games to play. The team underwent an intense training camp to prepare them physically and mentally for the challenges they will face in the season ahead. They stayed in Gormanston Parks newly refurbished rooms, which provide a comfortable and relaxing place to rest after a hard days work.
They were put through their paces with strenuous gym sessions, circuit training and of course pitch sessions on our two GAA pitches to keep their touch in. In the evening they were able to analyse past games in our green room which is equipped with a 65” TV, and also has numerous t.v channels to watch during their free time. The team were also free to use our gaming facilities which include a full size pool table and they were also free to use our newly opened footgolf course. If the competition during the Footgolf tournament is anything to go by, there is no worry about them being competitive come championship. It was also great to see the defenders give the forwards a run for their money.
The team is coached by James McCartan, who played senior for Down in the 1950-60s while also managing Down in the 1980’s. We would like to wish them luck in the season ahead, we’re sure they will do great.