APPEAL to Parents of Underage players: One of the main aims of our club is to provide the young people of our community with the opportunity to play our national games, providing facilities and coaching to ensure they develop not only skills used in the games, but valuable skills that can be used in all aspects of life, such as team work and communication; not to mention promoting a healthy lifestyle through structured exercise.

All this is currently provided by a small number of volunteers, most of whom are not parents of current underage players, and have to fill several roles within the club. To ensure the children this year and in future years continue to receive coaching and games we need more support and help from parents. An example of this is that at a recent underage league match, there were no parents or supporters present at all to encourage their children.

Parents can help by encouraging their children to join the club, attend trainings and matches, showing an interest in the games, or giving up even a small amount of their time to help at trainings or matches themselves.

If any parents or other parishioners could spare even one hour a week or less to help their children continue to enjoy our Gaelic Games, please contact Chairman Paul Bradley (07512286014) or Secretary Feargal Scullion (07841119137). Thank you.

Senior player Connor Madden will be running the Belfast Marathon on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May 2012, raising funds for the club in the process.

All those who received sponsorship forms are asked to please return them to Connor as soon as possible, and anyone who hasn’t yet sponsored him should do so as soon as possible. Thanks. Return forms to Connor at training or contact him on 07927503949.

ACFL Div 1: Bellaghy 3-14 Greenlough 1-06 - Seniors lose out in local derby

ACFL Div 1 Reserves: Bellaghy 0-13 Greenlough 0-08 - Reserves fall to away defeat

After the opening draw against Banagher, Greenlough’s Reserves fell to defeat against Bellaghy. Team and Scorers: Gerard Kearney, Ciaran Cassidy, Justin Madden, Martin Henry, Christopher Lagan 0-1, Ruairi McGlinchey, Tiarnan Diamond, Michael Clarke, Fergal Clarke 0-1, John McElhone, Fionntan O’Neill, Conall McErlean, Enda McNally 0-1 (1f), Fintan Kelly 0-3, Christopher Maguire 0-2. Subs: Cathal McGurk for John McElhone (HT), Ciaran McGlinchey fo M Clarke (33 mins), Robert Kelly for C McErlean (45 mins), Eoin Connolly for M Henry (55 mins), Michael Taggart for T Diamond (55 mins), Christopher Bradley, Paidi Totten, Diarmuid Clarke, Christopher Henry.

ACML: Ogramor 2-02 Greenlough 1-10 - Minors open league campaign with an away win.

Our Minors began their league campaign for 2012 with a trip to Moneymore on Monday 16th April, to take on Ogra Mor, the combined team of Ogra Colmcille and Moneymore.

Having dominated the first half Greenlough let their opponents back into it at the start of the second half by conceding a goal and 2 points. Fortunately for the St Oliver Plunkett’s boys, they pulled away to secure a five point victory.

Full-Time: Ogramor 2-02 Greenlough 1-10

Team and Scorers: Darren Brown, Caolan Convie, Piaras McGarry, Michael P Henry, Liam Quinn, Caolan Diamond 0-2, Mark Tohill, Christopher Bradley 0-2, Robert Kelly 0-1, Christopher McPeake, Niall Loughlin 1-04, Johnny McAteer, Paul Tohill, Tomas Madden 0-1, Ryan Henry. Subs: Matthew Henry, Carl McErlean, Cathal McErlean.

Lotto Results 16/04/12 - Letters: C O U X. Jackpot £3900 - not won.

£25 Winners - Clodagh O’Neill, Ballymacpeake & Aine McPeake, Glenone Road.

Jackpot for 23/04/12: £3950.

NB: Please buy a ticket from any of the sellers or local outlets, or return your lotto envelopes to the box provided or sellers. Thank you for your support