Mid-Ulster Club Chats


This week’s lotto numbers were 2-10-14-16. There were three match three winners who each won £35. The jackpot next week is £3800.

Fr Rocks U21s travelled to Eglish for a championship quarter Quarter Final at the weekend. The boys came away with a superb 2-10 to 0-10 victory which sets up a Semi Final clash against Edendork this weekend. Please check the club website for details of the time and venue for this game.

Primary school coaching will resume in the New Year at Holy Trinity PS for P4/5s and P6/7s.

The club AGM took place on Thursday December 6 and a very successful meeting returned the following officers. Adrian Gilmore (Chairman), Pearse Kilpatrick (Vice Chairman), Daryl Robinson (Secretary), John McCrystal (Assistant Secretary), Ita Pickering (Treasurer), Eddie Doris (Assistant Treasurer), Raymond Donnelly (Youth Officer), Martin McGirr (PRO), Damien Harvey (County Board Rep), Cultural Officer (Philomena Coyle), Committee Members; Ruairi McGarrity, Dennis McElhatton, Colum Mullan, Conor McFadden, Sean Larmour, Oliver Coyle, Liam McSloy.

Congratulations to clubman Damien Harvey, the Retiring Tyrone PRO made it a double in Bundoran when he collected “The Communications Award” at the annual Ulster GAA Writer’s Banquet. This was his second award in two weeks. Damien stepped down from his role as County PRO last Sunday after five years in the post. His hard work and dedication took the post of PRO to a new level and Damien did a great job at representing the club at County Board level. A big well done to Damien for all his hard work in the previous five years.

The club would like to appeal to anyone who might be interested in helping with the running and administration of ladies football at the club. If you are interested please make your name know to any committee member or call up to the club on Monday evening from 6:30-7:30pm

The club would like to express deepest sympathy to the Graham family on the death of Margaret Graham sister in law of club sponsor Dominic Crilly. Deepest condolences to the Graham/ Harte family circle.


The winning lotto numbers for Monday 10th December were; 17, 19, 24, 27 and 30 . 10 matched 3 numbers.

The Christmas Lotto will be taking place on Tuesday 19th December. 1st prize - £250, 2nd - £200, 3rd x 3 - £100 and 5 x £100.

We are now on the countdown to Christmas so give the girls in the shop a call and they’ll make sure your loved ones get the perfect Christmas pressie and if you’re not sure what to buy then remember you can buy your loved ones a gift voucher for use in the club shop.

If you need anything from the club shop contact Leanne Begley on 07979440638 or at home after 5pm on 87758469 or Alice Begley on 87759148, the ladies have a variety of stock.


A reminder to those who wish to participate in the hurling coaching course is to contact the club’s secertary immediately.

An EGM will be held on Monday 17th December at 9pm, upstairs in the Old Chram Inn.

Underage indoor hurling and camogie training will continue this Thursday at the same time. This will be the last training before Christmas, but it will resume again on Thursday 10th January.

Firewood can still be purchased, please contact any committee member. Also delivery can be arranged if required.

It was with deep sadness that everyone in the parish and beyond received the news of the tragic deaths of Kevin Conway and Lisa O’Donnell as news filtered through on Saturday. Kevin played hurling from boyhood and indeed was a dedicated hurler, committing to the minor cause this year. While all within the Éire Óg club regret the loss of a friend and colleague on and of the playing field, we wish to convey our sincere sympathy to his parents Francie and Pauline and to his brother Shane on the death of their son and brother, and to the family of Lisa. They are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu agus gur móide teaghlach Dé a n-anam


Underage Coaching Programme has commenced at the Backrow cost £1. Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm P5/6 Boys Football; Wednesday 6-7pm P3/4 Football; Thursday 6-7pm P7–Yr8 Hurling; Friday 7-8pm P3-P6 Hurling; Cubs Club on Saturday 10.45-12pm 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly payments); P7-U14 football will commence when U13 competition is finished.U12 Football every Monday in the Backrow 6.45-8pm Cost £1.

St. John’s have are now the Ulster Minor Hurling Champions having defeated Robert Emmett’s Slaughtneil on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-11. A huge thank you to sponsor’s Gortafad Electrics and Leadon Timber Frame as well as all those who helped to steward the event.

There will be a Christmas Children’s Disco in our Club from 3pm to 5.30pm with Santa in attendance. This will be followed by a Teenage Disco which will run from 9pm until 12pm.

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.


Lotto numbers drawn on December 3rd were 2, 6, 9 and 18. £25 goes to Sarah Gribbin and Collie Diamond. The jackpot stands at £1,400. Penny Draw tickets are now available from any committee member and 1p could win you £500.

The AGM held on Sunday December 9th elected the following to the Executive Committee: Noel McKenna (Chairperson), Sean Bradley (Vice Chairperson), Mark Chesney (Secretary), Catherine McOscar (Assistant Secretary), Damian O’Callaghan (Treasurer), Brendan Keenan (Assistant Treasurer), Gerry McElwee (PRO), Paddy McIvor (Registrar), Paddy Bradley (Grounds Officer), Catherine McOscar (Child Protection), Paul Gribbin (Child Protection and Culture) and Martin Heaney (Football). Posts still to be elected include; Development, Youth and Camogie.

The new Club merchandise is available to order at Sportsworld and can be viewed on the club website. The youth presentation night slideshow can be downloaded from the website

Recycling facilities for tin cans and old clothes are now available in the club car park. By helping your environment you’ll help your club. Having a big birthday, a special occasion...why not make use of your club facilities? Catering can be arranged. Support your club.


The clubs AGM was held last Monday night in the clubrooms. Thanks to all who were in attendance. The following are the club officers that were elected for 2013:
Presidents: Patsy McGurk and John Joe Quinn; Vice Presidents: Fr O’Donnell, Fr. Hughes, Mickey J. Loughran, John Nugent and Sean McCullagh; Trustees: Patsy McGurk, Sean Rafferty and Mark Conway; Chairperson: Mark Conway; Vice- Chairperson: Donna Hagan; Secretary: Marie Quinn; Assistant Secretaries: Dominic McGurk and Cara Loughran. Ladies Secretary: Caoimhe McGurk; Treasurer: Paddy Devlin. Assistant Treasurer: Martin Keenan; Children’s Officer: Craig Carlisle; Assistant Children’s Officer and Coaching Officer: Michael McCallion; PRO: Matt Tracey; Assistant PRO: Craig Carlisle; Referees Officer: Kieran Kelly; ASAP Officer/County Board; Delegate: Seamus Loughran; Cultural Officer: Ann Marie Corey; Development Officer: Martin Loughran; Registrar: Frank McGurk; Assistant Registrar: Sean McCrory; Lotto Coordinator: Seamus Loughran; Club/School Liaison Officer: Joe Gilligan. The first committee meeting will be held on Monday 14th January in the Clubrooms at 9pm.

The numbers for last week were 2,7,15 and 17. There was no jackpot winner. Four people matched 3 numbers winning £25 each. Cassie McGurk Corvanghan, Tish McCrory Crouck, Margaret McKeagney Conway Close and Finnuala Keenan Killucan. Next week’s Jackpot £1500.

The Club are currently looking for sponsors for our Senior Men’s team. Anyone who would like to sponsor the team please contact any committee member.

Anyone interested in participating in the Scor Sinsear (senior competition) which begins in January 2013 contact any committee member. Preparations are already underway.


This year’s Stars in their Eyes production will take place on Friday 28th December at 8pm in the Hall and Disco will follow show. Tickets are now on sale from any committee member, price £10. Admission to the night is ticket only.

December’s members draw winners are £200 - Harry Dougan and £100 - Roberta McErlain

This week’s lotto numbers were 2, 23, 26 & 27 – there were no winners. Eamonn Burke, Catherine Hagan, Ciara Glasgow and Patsy Bateson each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,550.

Bingo continues to take place every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Hall


Lotto numbers for week commencing December 3 were 2, 10, 24, 28. At the Draw in McLernon’s Bar, four people matched three numbers: Marie Ruddy (Bardahessiagh), Damian Hoy (Killeeshil), Rachael McElvogue (Killeeshil), Brigid Cassidy (Cookstown). Each won £25. This weeks Jackpot is £3200.

The Annual General Meeting of Rock St. Patrick’s GFC has been postponed until Sunday 6th January 2013 at 2pm.

The Youth Presentation Night took place in the Mobile on Friday night last. Thanks to all who attended and helped out on the night.

The DVD launch night which was scheduled for Saturday December 15 has been postponed. DVD’s of the Fight Night and All Ireland campaign and Gala (2007/08) can be ordered by contacting Mickey McAleer or any committee member.

A club officer training session for new club officers will take place in Holy Trinity College, Cookstown on Saturday 19th January 2013 from 10am-1pm. The course is to develop the skills and knowledge base of all club officers. The course is free with a complimentary lunch provided. To register contact sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie.


The lotto numbers for Friday December 7 were 9, 15, 17, 22. There was no jackpot winner, match three winners were Bridie Campbell, Rose Cushnahan, Joe Hamilton and Teresa Devlin. Next week’s jackpot is £5800.

In the U21 Championship Ardboe defeated Moortown on Sunday on a scoreline of Ardboe 4-6 Moortown 0-7 to secure their place in the semi final. Team: C Quinn, J McAuley, O Devlin (0-1), E Sheeky, J McDonnell, P O’Neill, C Canavan, T Wylie (1-1), M Wylie, R Sheeky, S McGuigan (0-1), S Teague (0-1), O Coyle , M Lynn (1-0), D Brady (0-1). Subs: B Devlin (2-1), C O’Neill, A Coney. Semi final opposition and fixture details to be confirmed.

Ulster Minor Championship semi final is fixed for boxing day against the Derry champions Glen.

Gaelic start for Boys and Girls P1-P3 finishes in St Patrick’s Primary School on Wednesday 12th and will take place as usual from 7-8pm. Each child should bring their own water bottle and parents must be in attendance.

Indoor training continues in the football pavilion for all U13/ U14 players and any U16 players not currently involved with the minor squad on Monday nights @ 7pm. Each player should bring their own water bottle.

New Ardboe hoodies and Jerseys are now in stock at Intersport.

Youth presentation night for all boys and girls aged 10 and under will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 15th December at 4pm.

Aerobics continue in the Parish Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm – 8pm.

Gerry’s weekly quiz continues every Thursday night @ 9pm the Parish Centre. New teams welcome.

The youth group meets in the Parish Centre on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. All children aged 12 up welcome.

The club staged a very successful production of A Widow’s Paradise in the Parish Centre on Saturday 1st December and Saturday 8th December. The production was a great success and a great credit to everyone involved both on and off the stage. Thanks yet again to the cast and production team for the countless hours of preparation, the staff and management of the Parish centre for their continued support in functions like this and to anyone who supported the production through attendance or sponsorship.

Want to lose weight or just get fit after Christmas?? Then come along and sign up to “SlimFit”.  SlimFit is a 10 week programme that the club are running in January where you can come along to try and lose weight or just to keep fit.  There will be a range of activities organised every week including aerobics, circuits, walking, dancing, indoor soccer and many more. Suitable for men and women of all fitness levels and age groups (16+).  Cost is £10 per week - this includes weekly weigh-in (optional), choice of activities on a daily/nightly basis, diet and health information, prizes for the men and women losing the most weight.

For more information keep an eye on club notes, website, twitter and Facebook or come along to our registration evening on Sunday 16th December in Ardboe Parish Centre 7-9pm.


The top officials within the county descended on St Mary’s primary school on Sunday as the club hosted the 2012 county convention. This was a first for the club and after the smooth running of the event, perhaps it wont be the last. Big thanks must go to all who helped in any way in the rganising and running of the convention, thanks to Ellen Campbell who sang, Lisa Mulgrew the hall caretaker and of course the staff of the primary school for the use of the hall.

Our official history book ‘Celebrating 100 Years’ was officially launched at the club gala. A limited edition publication priced £15, it charts the formation of our club in 1912 to the successful community-centered club it is today. As well as providing a brief history of the club, it also celebrates the achievements of all aspects of the club, from senior, youth and ladies’ football to our participation in Scor. The book is now available to purchase in Daly’s Shop, Stewartstown Post Office, Sheehy’s Newsagent Cookstown, Begley’s Sports Dungannon, Ardboe Gift Shop. An excellent souvenir to mark the centenary of our club!

Anyone who would like any club gear for Christmas should contact Maura on 02887738366. Included is the DVD of the gala including the Back to the Future video. The price of the DVD is £10.

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 2013 can contact Sean Gallagher on 02887738366 or Damien McConville on 02887738311


U6, U8 and U10s winter training is Fridays at St Josephs College, 7-8pm, charge £1, all welcome!!! Directly after the younger ones train there is indoor training for U12s, U14s 8-9pm at the same venue, Cover charge £1, funds towards the hiring of the halls.

The advertising season for any field signage is now due. A member of the committee will be touch with the various businesses that kindly support the club in this fashion. Your support is invaluable.

A clothes bank is situated at the entrance of the field; to dispose of old/used clothing please use this as the Club gains financially for all collected here.

For the benefit of our members/parents, our weekly notes should be updated on a regular basis provided they are given or sent to Connor Lowe at shop or con@lowe5.freeserve.co.uk by Sunday at 6pm.