Cookstown Father Rocks


THIS week’s lotto numbers were 5,7,13,20. There were four match three winners who received £25. The jackpot next week is £1700.

DVDs of the All Ireland club final and Ulster final are on sale on Monday evening at 6-7pm at the clubrooms. The perfect stocking filler this Christmas, for all supporters both at home and abroad.

The next Committee meeting will take place on Monday 16th January following the lotto. Can all members of the committee please have membership for the up-coming year paid prior to this meeting.

On Monday 9th January a meeting will take place at the club aimed at formulating the club youth strategy for the next five years. Anyone with any opinion on youth football at the club and the direction which the club should take, should attend the meeting. Youth coaches and managers should also be in attendance.

The club has started underage training in Holy Trinity Primary school every Thursday and Friday at 3pm. Coaching is available for all P6/7 pupils on Thursday afternoon and all P4/5 pupils on Friday afternoon. All children are welcome to attend, particularly those who have not been involved with Fr Rocks before. Please note that the coaching will resume after the Christmas holidays.

Any players wishing to play Under 14 Football this season should attend a players meeting at the clubrooms on Thursday 4th January at 7pm.

A night at the races will be held at the end of January the proceeds of which will go towards the senior players fund. All senior players will be selling horses for the night over the next few weeks.

A meeting for all interested in playing Minor Ladies football next season will take place at the clubrooms on Thursday 15th December. Starting at 7.30pm the meeting will kick start the ladies football season for 2012.


THERE will be a children’s Santa Sunday at the Clubrooms on Sunday 18th December.

Come along free of charge to visit Santa, receive kiddies presents and join in the Christmas carols.

There will also be a raffle with some lovely festive prizes. The event will begin at 2pm until 5pm.

The lotto is back to £500.00 after Joanna Quinn’s big win of the jackport last week.

Lotto tickets are available from committee members and can also be purchased at Lissan Go filling Station.

The lotto is very important to the club and we would encourage as much support as possible.

Jiving classes continue this Thursday 8pm-9:30pm at the clubrooms. Classes are £3 per session. All are welcome!


THE Annual Convention has been refixed for Wednesday 4th January 2012 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.

All motions, recommendations and nominations to be with the secretary before then.We would encourage all members, players, parents, and supporters to attend and support the election of new club officers.

It is very important that all members attend and contribute to the promotion of Gaelic Games in Moneymore.

Centenary Booklet

Anyone wishing to purchase a Centenary Booklet can do so at £10. If you contact Roddy on 07879338500, he will get an order together to have it before Christmas. Deadline Friday 18th December.

Draw Winners

Monthly Draw winners £300 Patrick McCoy, £100 Michelle Huey and Rosaleen McIvor. £100 McDonald and Duffy

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all our draw member for their support during during 2011 and we wish all our supporters and members a Merry Christmas and a Very Prosperous New Year.


THE winning lotto numbers from Monday 12th December were; 1, 9, 10, 23 and 30, well done to Michael Kane who matched four numbers and was only one number away from winning the lotto. Next lotto draw on Monday 19th December in Nugent’s bar at 9pm, snowball back to £100.

Lotto jackpot remains at £20,000. REMEMBER IF YOU’RE NOT IN YOU CAN’T WIN!!


The AGM took place on Tuesday 6th December, at Plunkett Park. The election of officers are as follows; Honorary President - Fr M McVeigh - Honorary Vice Presidents – Charlie McKenna, Joe Donnelly, Sean Kennedy and Sean Quinn. Chairperson – Plunkett McGeary, Vice Chairperson – Fergal Quinn, Secretary – Andrew Quinn, Assistant Secretary – Jane Woods, Treasurer – Dessie Grimes, PRO – Lorraine Girvan, Registrars – Eddie Quinn and Jim Quinn, Youth Officer – Kieran Grimes, Assistant Youth Officer – Aidan Quinn, Cultural Officer – Tony Campbell, County Board Rep (men) – Gerry McKenna, County Board Rep (ladies) - Lorraine Girvan.


The handball season continues with the following timetable for all our youth;

Monday -7.30pm - U13 Boys

Tuesday - 6.30pm – U10 Boys

Wednesday - GIRLS ONLY - 6.15pm - Primary school age –

Wednesday – GIRLS ONLY - 7.15pm – 1st to 4th years

Wednesday - GIRLS ONLY – 8.15pm – 5th year and up

Thursday – 7pm - U12 Boys

All classes are for 1 hour.

As always help is needed with supervising all age groups. Please contact Bing Kennedy on 07956902968 or Lorraine Girvan on 07889205048 for more information.


The Committee and members of the Plunketts send their condolences to the Rafferty and family on the recent bereavement, Maureen Burns (Warrenpoint). Our Lady of Knock pray for her.


THE Committee, Players and Members of St Malachy’s GAC regret the deaths of Seamus Doherty and Frank Hardy, uncles of Damien and great uncles of Kevin.

We also regret the deaths of former player Frank Maguire and Susanna McMurray Grandmother of Malachy. May they rest in peace.

The Club’s AGM was held on Wednesday December 7th and the following were elected to the Executive Committee:

Chairperson: Noel McKenna; Vice Chairperson: Mark Chesney Secretary: Mark Chesney; Assistant secretary: Claire Heaney Youth Officer: Michael Gribbin Treasurer: Brendan Hughes; Assistant Treasurer: Brendan Keenan

Registrar: Paddy McIvor PRO: Gerry McElwee; Development: Seamus Keenan

Camogie: Kathy Bradley; Child Protection: Catherine McOscar

Cultural Officer: Paul Gribbin

A couple of posts have yet to be confirmed.

The Camogie Committee was also elected this week:

President: Brother Joe ; Chairperson: Kathy Bradley Vice Chairperson: Una McAuley ; Secretary: Katie McAteer Assistant secretary: Roisin Hawe ; Youth secretary: Maura McAuley Treasurer: Sinead Heaney ; Assistant Treasurer: Roisin Doyle PRO: Maura McAuley and Emma Brown Camogie reps for Executive committee: Marcella McAuley, Una McAuley and Kathy Bradley County board delegates: Dana McPeake, Claire O’Kane, Marcella McAuley, Deirdre Keenan and Shauna Kearns Committee members: Margaret Robinson, Lisa Robinson, Eimear McCartney, Johanne Mullan, Katie McAnenly, Anne Marie Bovill, Shauna Mulholland, Paula Hanvey

Lotto numbers drawn on December 12th were 1,2,8 and 19. There was no jackpot winner so £25 goes to Sean Gallagher and John McKenna. The Lotto is the Club’s financial lifeline and you can support us by buying tickets from any Committee member. The Jackpot now stands at £3,400.

Last Man Standing is down to 81 players now with only 9 on 2 lives. For those left in it will be a very tight turnaround next weekend as there are mid week games and on St Stephen’s Day.

St Malachy’s has launched the Tour of Doire 2012. The 2 day cycling event on May 5th and 6th will raise funds for local charities and the Club. More details are available on the website.


BALLINASCREEN GAA Underage Coaching Programme

Mon 6pm-7pm P6/P7 Boys Football @ The Back Row

Tue 6.30pm-7.30pm P4/5Boys Football @ The Back Row

Wed 7-8pm 3rd & 4th Year Football @ The Back Row

Fri 6pm-7pm P3 Football/Hurling @ The Back Row

Fri 7pm-8pm P4-P7 Hurling @ The Back Row

All new Players welcome and Parents are reminded that Children MUST pay £1 towards the cost of facility hire.

For Child Protection Purposes with regard to traffic around the Back Row could all parents ensure they collect their Children at the appropriate time as soon as the session finishes! Ballinascreen will be entering this Year’s Derry Scór Sinsear.

We are hoping to provide the full range of acts including: Ceili Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation, Ballad Group, Novelty Act and Question time.

Anyone interested please leave a comment or Private message on the Ballinascreen Facebook page or alternatively contact Conor Murray.

Calling all Boys & Girls Aged 4 to P2 only. Want to play games, have fun and make new friends?

Come along and join the fun in the Backrow Sportshall every Saturday until 17th December 10.45am to Noon.

Cost £10 for 12 week programme.

A structured programme led by experienced and fully Qualified GAA coaches. Numbers are strictly limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets for this year’s Screen Factor will go on sale this Sunday 18th December @ 6pm in the Club.

As usual we have the finest talent the Parish has to offer on show and we are expecting a bumper crowd so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out. Entrance on the night is BY TICKET ONLY!

If you are interested in joining Cairde Screen please speak to anyone on the Club Committee or you can collect a Cairde Screen pack from the Credit Union.

Our future is in all our hands.


Rossa Underage Presentation

THIS year’s Underage Presentation took place on Sunday past in Magherafelt Parish Centre.

Presentations were made to the young boys and girls football teams and Camogs from U12 to Minor grades. Pride of place went to the ladies footballers who won the County Under 15 and Minor Championships, and to the Under 16 Camogs who won their County Championship as well. Winners were as follows; Boys Under 12 Football – Player of the Year Giuseppe Lupari, Most Improved Player Peter Tohill, Personality of the Year Rory McAuley.

Boys Under 14 Football – Player of the Year Michael Lynch, Most Improved Player Conlith McElhone, Personality of the Year Ben Gallagher.

Boys Under 16 Football – Player of the Year Barry Murphy, Most Improved Player Daniel Fox, Personality of the Year Conor Gribben.

Boys Minor Football – Player of the Year Fergal Duffin, Most Improved Player Paul McQuillan.

Ladies Under 15 Football – Player of the Year Ciara Monaghan, Most Improved Player Leonie McErlain, Personality of the Year Katie McGuckin

Ladies Minor Football – Player of the Year Dervla McGuckin, Most Improved Player Sinead Comer

Camogie Under 12 – Player of the Year Ruth Dace, Most Improved Player Cora Spiers, Personality of the Year Aoife Moran,

Camogie Under 14 – Player of the Year Aislinn McGuckin, Most Improved Player Eadaoin Smylie, Personality of the Year Kerri Martin

Camogie Under 16 – Player of the Year Brid Corrigan, Most Improved Player Niamh O’Loughlin, Personality of the Year Naomi Lamont

A special presentation was also made to the Underage Supporter of the Year, Shane McGuckin, in recognition for the many miles he has clocked up this year following all the Underage Rossa teams.

Congratulations to the Rossa Ballad Group of Lauren Millar, Sarah McErlain, Eimear Kearney, Aideen McAuley and Enya Loughlin, who won their semi final heat of the Ulster Scor na nOg Ballad Group competition in Glenullin on Saturday evening past. They will now take part in the Ulster Scor Final on 14th January 2012 in Galbally. All support for the girls will be appreciated. Good Luck to the girls.

Rossa Slim-a-Ton will take place during the first three months of 2012. If you want to lose a bit of weight and get a little fitter, why not come to the registration night next Monday 19th December, 7.30pm at the MacFlynn Suite in Rossa Park.

“Townies Ball”

Tickets for the inaugural Rossa “Townies Ball” are now on sale. This night of fun and entertainment for Rossa Gaels will take place on Friday 3rd February 2012 at The Elk Toomebridge. Tickets priced at £25 are available from Damian on 07718 367230, Darren on 07710 802384 or Peter on 07866 384500.

Rossa Annual Convention / AGM

This year’s Convention / AGM will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2012 at 7.30pm in the MacFlynn Suite Rossa Park. All members will be notified formally in advance of the AGM.

Lotto Numbers 4, 19, 21, 24. No Winner. £25 each to Fionn McCormick, Patrick Lavery, Ciara Goddard. Jackpot now £700.


LOTTO numbers for Saturday 10th December were 2,13,14 and 16. There was no jackpot winner but Bronagh Loughran (Mill Road) matched 3 numbers to win £100. Next Weeks Jackpot £3,700.

Don’t forget to get club gear and merchandise from either of the shops in Kildress. A KWT shirt would make a great Christmas present!

The Committee of Kildress Wolfe Tones would like to wish all our friends and family a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for your support throughout the year and we look forward to the season fast approaching.


THE club will be holding a ‘Star in their Eyes’ night on Wednesday 28th December at 8pm in the Hall and Disco will follow the show. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased at either Newbridge Stores, Credit Union or from any committee member. Tickets are being snapped up very quickly so its in your best interests to get your hands on one ASAP to avoid being disappointed!

There is a Facebook page setup where information, pictures and videos will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Both Circuits (7.30pm) and Texas Hold’em Poker (8.30pm) continue to take place in the hall every Friday night.

The AGM will take place on Sunday 8th January 2012 in the Hall. All members are asked to attend.

This week’s lotto numbers were 5, 7, 20 & 22 – there were no winners. Joseph Gribbin, Mickey O’Neill, Seamus McKenna and H Marron each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £2,200.

The Bingo continues to take place every Saturday night in the hall at 8.30pm.


THANKS to everyone who helped with the quiz on Saturday night and thanks to those who attended.

The indoor training continues in the hall on Friday nights. Times are 6pm- 7pm for U6, 7pm- 8pm for U8, 8pm- 9pm for U10 and U12. Everyone is welcome to attend.

It is hoped to start up the Irish classes again in the New Year. Anyone interested in learning the language, or interested in increasing their knowledge of it, contact Steven Campbell on 02887738730.

Anyone who wants to purchase club training tops or rain jackets for Christmas can contact Maura on 02887738366.

The Official Opening Double DVD is now available to purchase at £15.

Disk 1 contains the 2nd half of the GAA chat night, the final of family fortunes and the Paul Cummings Band.

Disk 2 contains some clips of the veteran’s game, the Harps v Ulster select game and the speeches afterwards.

Contact Kevin Coyle (Tel: 07800543469) for more details.

As ever, the club continue to be indebted to the many members of our main fundraising initiative, Club na Clairseacha. The set up at Mullaghmoyle is a testament to the generosity and hard work of our local community. This scheme is vital in the upkeep of the facilities and we would urge any member who is not a Club na Clairseacha member to please see any committee member and join the scheme. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Any business in the local area who would like an advertising board placed around the new field in 2012 can contact Sean Gallagher on 02887738366 or Damien McConville on 02887738311.

The club is currently researching our history in preparation for the centenary next year. Any past or present members with any relevant information (old programmes of games, newspaper cuttings etc.) please contact Cathal Coyle on 07742986251. Any material given will be returned in the same condition