Mid-Ulster Club Chats


The Tyrone senior camogie team had their first training session of the New Year on Sunday past with their new manager Dean McParland. The session was very well attended and with lots of new faces on show the team is looking forward to the first National League Division 4 fixture at home to Wicklow on February 24th. It is anticipated that the numbers at training this year will increase from next week and that can only bode well for the team. Training is at St Josephs College, Coalisland on Sunday at 10:30am and players should be prepared to use the indoor facilities if weather conditions are poor.

Tyrone camogs Niamh McNulty and Rebecca Barker had expected to hear about their Ulster schools All Stars awards at the beginning of January but the trials unfortunately had to be cancelled due to inclement conditions. The last and final round will be some time in February and we hope the girls can bring home the awards.

The 2013 Gaelic Life County Officer Network will take place on Saturday January 12 in the Torrent Complex, Donaghmore, BT70 3DL We request that all County Officers attend this half-day session which will plan for the next Provincial Strategic Plan. The Forum was received extremely well last year and we hope to build on that success by bringing together all county officers from across all nine counties and across all codes. The Forum throws in at 9:15am with registration and tea on arrival and will conclude at 1pm with lunch being served.

Ulster Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football will be running a series of Ladies Knee Injuries Workshops in January. This topic has emerged to be a huge problem in ladies sport with women up to 7 times more likely to suffer from serious knee injuries than men. The workshops will look at and explain the severity of knee injuries such as ACL ruptures, explain why such injuries might occur, explain how to detect predisposition to these injuries, how to correct these predisposing factors, how to manage these factors long term and how to apply these corrective exercises into your sessions. For further information and to book your place on any of the workshops contact Ross Corbett on ross@camogie.ie, places will be limited. The workshops will be free of charge. Below are the dates and rough venues for the workshops, exact venues will be confirmed shortly. Workshop 1: January 15th, Belfast, Workshop 2: January 23rd, Armagh and Workshop 3: January 31st, Omagh.

There has recently been launched an on-line version of Our Games - Our Code, the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport. It is the most comprehensive good practice guidance publication to date and it is important that as many players, coaches, parents and other Club personnel have immediate access to its contents. This Code has been agreed between the GAA, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland. The Code replaces all previous Codes and is a mandatory Code of Best Practice for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage players.

Finally there will be a Tyrone County Board meeting on Tuesday at Quinns Corner at 7:15pm. All clubs are reminded to send at least two representatives to the meeting. ROCK

Lotto numbers for 2nd January were 3, 6, 7, 15. Two people matched three numbers: Gerry Hayden(Thornhill Road) and Brenda Bradley(Galcussagh) won £50.00. This week’s Jackpot is £3,350.

Upcoming courses are as follows. Foundation Award Course: Sat 19th Jan. Loughmacrory/ Brackaville; Sat 9th Feb. Aghyaran/MUSA; Sat. 23rd Feb. Eglish; Sat. 2nd March Augher. Course fee £25. Award One Youth/Adult: 1st, 2nd & 23rd Feb. Stewartstown. Course fee £60. To register, contact Anne Daly 02882249060 or 07894642983 or anne.daly.gda.tyrone@gaa.ie.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Mickey and Kathleen Mallon and family(Tirnaskea) on the recent death of Mickeys father, Joe Mallon(Edendork), grandfather of youth player Michael. May he Rest in Peace


Lotto tickets are available from any club member and local shops. Price £1.00. The lotto numbers for Friday 4th January 2013 were 10, 12, 13 and 20.  There was no jackpot winner and match three winners included Barbara Young, Brian McKinless, Martin Teague, Charlie Coney and John Kerr.  Next week’s jackpot is £6,200.

The minor’s long season came to an end with defeat to Glen in the Ulster Minor Championship Semi Final on Boxing Day.  While they may have lost that particular battle the team and management should be extremely proud of their achievements this year, they have represented the club brilliantly throughout the season.  On that note the team and management would like to express their thanks to all the individuals who sponsored various items and provided support in so many different ways throughout 2012.

Parents and players are reminded it is now a requirement for all underage players, up to and including minor players, to wear mouthguards in both training and matches.

There will be a meeting for all youth coaches on Wednesday 9th January at 7:30pm in the pavilion.  All those who coached any youth teams in 2012 are asked to attend while anyone who wants to get involved in 2013 is also welcome to attend.

SlimFit starts on Wednesday 9th January 7-9pm in the Parish Centre.  On the launch night we will have a ‘Final Feast’ where you can pig out one last time before starting on your SlimFit Journey, everyone will get their SlimFit packs and of course we will have our first weigh-in!!  Don’t worry if you haven’t registered yet, there is still time.  Call into Forbes Shop or McConvilles Shop for registration forms before Wednesday 9th January, contact us via Facebook for a registration form or you can even register on the launch night.

If you want to lose weight, get fit or even just get out and get active then SlimFit is for you.  Lots of great activities for both men and women including Basketball, Netball, Boxercise, Circuits, Running, Walking, Soccer, Dancing, Cycling and we have also added Jiving Classes due to popular demand. For only £10 per week we will offer a different activity every night, you can get weighed in weekly (this will be done by our independent specialist and will be kept strictly confidential). We will have health and nutrition information available and there are great prizes for the men and women who lose the most weight and most percentage weight.


This week’s lotto numbers were 9-17-18-19. There were seven match three winners who each won £15. The jackpot next week is £4,200.

Anyone interested in helping out with Underage management at the club, should contact Youth Officer Raymond Donnelly or a committee member as soon as possible.

The minor boys will start training this Thursday night at 7pm. Training should take place at MUSA but please check the club website/facebook pages nearer the time, to make sure of the venue.

The club is currently running a Last Man Standing Prediction Competition, for Division 1 of the National Football League. The cost of entry is £10 and punters must predict a winner from each round of the National League and they can only use the same team once. The Last Man Standing Sheets are on sale now and can be bought from any committee member or senior player. We would ask that as many people as possible support this fundraiser and all entries must be submitted by 1st Feb.

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. A number of people have come forward in recent weeks and it is hoped that the minor girls team will be starting soon. However the club still need people to come up and help with the administration of the Ladies side of the club.

Under new ruling from congress all players up to and including minor as of January 1st 2013 will have to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football training sessions and matches.

The club would like to express deepest sympathy to the Hackett family (Augher) on the tragic death of Aloysius Hackett. Thoughts and prayers of all club members are with the family at this difficult time.


Ballinascreen 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 – Yr 8 Hurling; Friday 7-8pm P3-P6 Hurling; Cubs Club Saturday 10.45am-12pm 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly payments). Note P7-U14 football will commence when U13 competition is finished.

U12 Football every Monday in the Backrow 6.45-8pm Cost £1.

Thanks to all who contributed to the Charity Hurling match over Christmas. A great turnout helped to raise £650 for a great cause St. Vincent de Paul.

Thanks to everyone who supported the X Factor event in any small way. From the Acts to the volunteers to Glasgowbury for providing top quality sound on the night. A wonderful success as usual thanks to everyone.

There will be a Ladies Football meeting this Sunday @ 1pm. Anyone interested in playing, coaching, volunteering in any small way is asked to attend to discuss plans for the year.

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.


Winning numbers for last week were: 10, 12, 20 and 24

6 Winners receive £20 each:
Don McGurk, Gortreagh, Sheila Loughran Mill Road, Finbarr Gallagher, Conway Close,
Anonymous, Juliana Loughran, Keemore Heights and Daniel McKenna, Killeenan.

Next weeks Jackpot is £1,700

Anyone interested in sponsoring our club should contact Paddy Devlin by 12th January 2013

The monthly committee meeting will be held on Monday night next at 8.30pm


The AGM will take place this Sunday (13th January) at 2.30pm in the Hall – all members are asked to attend.

The next Blood Donation session will take place on Friday 18th January between 4.30pm - 8pm.

This week’s lotto numbers were 5, 7, 10 and 15 – there were no winners. Odhran McGlone, James McVey, M McAuley and Eddie Mageean each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,750.

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


The Lotto numbers this week were: 6, 10, 12, 23. No Jackpot winners!£50 - Donal Moore; £25 - Chris Kearns; £25 - Siobhhan Letters

Next bingo will take place on Wednesday, January 9, at 8.30pm Sharp.

The Senior Ladies are still recruiting a manager if you are interested please contact Cathal Doyle on 07786414867.


The clubs AGM will take place in the pavilion on Monday night starting at 8pm. It is hoped that a large crowd will be in attendance to listen to the report of the club in 2012 and to give their views and assistance in how the club can continue to thrive in 2013 and beyond. Everyone is welcome.

Senior Scor begins in a few weeks and the club would like to have participants in as many acts as possible. So anyone interested in taking part should contact Martin Campbell, Steven Campbell or Damien McConville. The first rounds take place on the weekend of 25-27th January.

There will be a big clean up of the grounds and pavilion for the start of the 2013 season and it would be appreciated if anyone available went up to give a hand.

Anyone interested in doing their level 1 coaching course in Stewartstown in February must contact Mark Doran on 0711678860 or any other committee member. Places will be limited so early notice would be appreciated.

Congratulations to our lads who made the Tyrone minor preliminary squad. They are Dan Lowe, James Lowe, Darren Devlin, Macauley Quinn and Conor Quinn. Hopefully all five can retain their places for the 2013 season.

Anyone who has anything that they would like included in the club notes can e-mail their information to harpspro@hotmail.co.uk. If anyone knows someone who is not living locally but would want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the club, send me their e-mail address and I will e-mail a copy of the notes to them each week.

Sympathy is extended to the McCann family, following the death of Mary Alice. Also to the Mooney family, Ardboe following the sudden death of Margaret. May they rest in peact.


Annual Convention will take place on Sunday 13th January at 6pm in the Community Centre. Any nominations or motions for convention put in writing to our club secretary by Sunday 6th January. Email them to secretary.moneymoremccracken.derry@gaa.ie.

The club will be entering the senior scor early next year. Anyone interested in representing our club in any category please contact Brian O’Neill or Stephen Barker asap.

Anyone interested in coaching or helping in anyway with Boys or Girls Underage Gaelic Football contact Gary McCoy before convention.


The senior team continue to team on Tuesday/Thursday & Sunday’s, keep posted to the clubs twitter @ogracolmcille and the clubs facebook page for times and venues.

The lotto numbers this week were 3,8,14 & 17.

There were two winners who share £50, Frank Taylor and Gary O’Hagan, next weeks jackpot will be £3,000.

The club’s AGM will be held on Monday, January 21 at 7.30pm in the clubrooms.

The club will be holding a night at the races and awards presentation on Friday, January 25, at 8pm in the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. A light supper will be served on the night, and tickets for the event are priced at £7.50, tickets can be purchased from any member of the Committee. In addition horses for the Night at The Races are priced at £10, and again can be purchased from any member of the Committee.

Club membership is now due for the incoming year, and is priced at £20 for Adults and £5 for U 16s.

members will be calling around the parish over the coming weeks to collect membership.


The clubs AGM will take place Tuesday 15th in the Charm Inn, everyone is welcome to attend. The presentation night will be Saturday 19th in the Charm Inn. This is to recognize the achievements of club members throughout 2012. Indoor hurling and camogie returns for P1-4 on Thursday 10th January at 6pm-7pm and for P5-7’s at 7pm-8pm, first year girls are also welcome at this session. Please bring a helmet if you have one. Firewood is still on sale at £45 for half a tonne, contact any committee member for more details. Delivery can also be arranged if necessary. Club merchandise is still available to purchase at Rafferty’s shop.