Mid-Ulster Club Chats


Winning numbers for Wednesday January 23 were 2,8,9,12. No jackpot winners. £50 - Helen Doyle; £25 - Ciaran Cassidy and Caroline O’Hagan. Next week’s Jackpot - £1,200.

Next Big Bingo, Wednesday February 6. Up to £2500 Prize Money. 9th Game - £1000; 10 page book - £10 and half book - £5.

Feile 2013 - 28th June to 30th June. Ballymaguigan are hosting two teams and 30 host families need. Please contact Lisa Crozier 07736648645 or Sean Bradley 07711818631

Training for seniors and reserves every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm sharp

Senior Ladies training has commenced every Monday night at 7.30pm sharp and Wednesday night at 7pm sharp. Any new players welcome.

Winners of the U14s and U16 girls anagrams were: 1st Prize - £10 - Aimee Crozier; 2nd Prize - £5 - Christopher Henry; 3rd Prize - £5 - Claire Quinn.


Lotto numbers were 2, 12, 17 and 19. Three people shared £50 Mary Quinn, Arthur Rafferty and Aileen McLoughlin.

Senior training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights 7.30pm at the pitch. The senior team play Foreglen in the first round of the Ulster League on Sunday 3rd February at Mid Ulster Sports Arena, throw inn at 12noon, all support is greatly appreciated.

The club would like to thank all those who attended their annual prize giving and night at the races.

Congratulations to Stephen Devlin who won senior player of the year and Mark Bell who won young player of the year.

Club Membership is now due and payment can be made to any committee member.


The lotto numbers for Friday 25th January 2013 were 2, 3, 13, 29. There was no jackpot winner, match three was Kieran Loughlin. Next week’s jackpot is £6,500.

New Ardboe hoodies and jerseys are now in stock at Intersport in Cookstown.

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.

Training for all P3, P4 and P5 boys eligible for U8 and U10 football is in the Parish Centre on Friday nights from 7-8pm.

Training for U14 boys commences on Sunday 27th January at 12pm on the pitch and continues with indoor training at the pavilion on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.

The senior team are entered into this seasons Ulster Senior Football League and have been drawn in a group including Warrenpoint, Ballinderry, Dungiven and Banagher. The first game will be at home to Warrenpoint on Sunday 3rd February.

SlimFit is now up and running, the schedule of weekly activities can be viewed on the club website and accessed via the club facebook or twitter page. The programme has had a fantastic response and is still open for registration should anyone still want to join. Anyone who is not a member of SlimFit but wants to attend some of the activities like jiving or circuits can do so at a cost of £3 per activity.

The presentation night for all players from U12 up will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 9th February commencing at 7:30pm.

Any business interested in sponsoring any team from youth right through to senior level, or interested in sponsoring the pavilion scoreboard, in 2013 is welcome to register their interest with club secretary Paul Teague (tel: 07795551532, email: secretary.ardboeodonovanrossa.tyrone@gaa.ie) by 2nd February 2013.


Underage Coaching Programme has commenced at the Backrow at a 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 Sat 10.45-12.00 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly

payments). Note P7 - U14 football will commence when U13 competition is finished.

Ladies U14 Football begins this Tuesday @ 6.30pm in the Club.

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

Anyone who is interested in coaching Underage teams this year could

they please submit your name and details to Ciaran Smith by email


Ladies football training for Minors and Seniors this Thursday 8pm at the Club.

Bring indoor gear please.

Ladies U14 Football begins this Tuesday in the Club from 6.30pm.

Ballinascreen will be running a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker night on Saturday 23rd

February. The event will be £40 Double Chance Freeze out and tickets are available from any members of the ladies football panel.

A big night coming up folks so be sure to save the date!! Saturday 9th March - some of our illustrious Club Members will be donning their dancing finery to

entertain us. Keep an eye out on the Club Notes over the coming weeks for more details . . .

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.


The numbers for last week were 2, 5, 6 and 17. We had no jackpot winner but two people matched 3 numbers winning £50 each. They were Barry McNamee Conway Close and Aideen Corey Blackrock Road. Next week’s jackpot will be £1850. The Lotto Rota for February will be Gerry Loughran, Dominic McGurk and Michael McCallion.

We have organised a fund raising event in the Greenvale Hotel Cookstown on Friday 8 th February. The music will be supplied by The Flyin Fiddle group. Admission is £5. Tickets can bought from any committee member. The club needs funds to support the many activities which it provides for our youth throughout the year so please come out and support us.

Membership for 2013 is now due. The annual cost is £30 each or £50 per couple. The deadline for payment is March 17th. Anyone wishing to pay membership should contact our Registrar Frank McGurk jnr , assistant Registrar Sean McCrory or any committee member.

U14 training continues on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and on Saturdays at 10.30am. A full turnout is expected. The under 14 league begins on Saturday March 9th and Kildress will play in Grade 2B.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 21st January were 11, 15, 21, 28. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, there was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. This weeks Jackpot(Mon. 28th Jan.) is £3,500.

At the recent AGM the following committee was elected for 2013. Honourary Presidents: Fr. John Flanagan, Sally Hoy, Frank O’Neill, Felix McGuire, Francie McNally; Chairman: John Ward; Vice Chairman: Sean Kolbohm; Secretary: Eamonn Cush; Asst. Secretary: Brenda Bradley; Treasurer: Stephen Carroll; Asst. Treasurer: Mickey McAleer; PRO: Seamus Carroll: Youth: Ciaran Gourley; County Comm. Rep.: Dominic Murphy; Committee: Brian Lagan, Colm Mackle, Ciaran Quinn, John McGurk, Oliver McVeigh, Barry McAleer.

Many thanks to those who have stood down from the committee, Darren Mullan who has been an excellent Secretary for the past seven years, Pat McGuire and Cathal Cush for their tireless work over the past years, and a welcome back to new members Sean Kolbohm, Oliver McVeigh and also Barry McAleer.

Anyone wishing to receive Club Texts should text Club Secretary Eamonn Cush on 07788292998 or contact him on Facebook. It is hoped to get this up and running in the next couple of weeks.

Award two youth/adult course being run throughout the county on February 8th (7pm-10pm), 9th February (9am-6pm), 23rd February (9am-6pm). Numbers are limited. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Foundation Award for Gaelic Football on Sat. 9th Feb. in MUSA. Places on this course are also limited. Fee is £25. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Anyone interested in coaching U8s, U16s or Minors this year should contact Ciaran Gourley.

This year’s Summer Camp at Pairc Naomh Padraig will take place from Mon.12th August until Thurs.15th August.


This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 5, 14 and 28 – there were no winners. Harry Gribbin, Eamon Robinson, Henry Marron and Geraldine Devlin each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,900.

Anyone interested in joining the Members Draw should contact any member of the committee. £10 per month entitles you to one entry or £20 per month will get you three entries with the draw made on the first Monday of each month.

The new league season commences on Sunday 14th April with both teams facing Loup away.

Circuits will be held in the Hall every Friday Night at 7.30pm SHARP. Everyone welcome - £2 admission.

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


The Health and Happiness Programme is set to start on Sunday February 17. This is the new and revamped programme which was formerly known as the Biggest Loser. More details to follow over the next few weeks

The winning lotto numbers for Monday 28th January were; 6, 14, 18, 21 and 22. Well done to the 6 people who matched 3 numbers and each win £17. Next lotto draw on Monday 4th February in Nugent’s Bar at 9pm. Lotto jackpot remains at £20,000. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!

Congratulations to Cookstown Fr Rocks, on reaching the All Ireland final and good luck from the Plunketts.

Starting from 11am on the Saturday 9th March in the Pavillion. Screening available for males and females aged from 14-35. The cost of this screening is £35 per person. To book at slot at the clinic email corrina.grimes@gmail.com or telephone Kieran Grimes 07795681000 or Aidan Quinn. The lower age limit is 14 years, as the child’s heart is not fully formed until age 14. If screened before this age many more tests would be listed as abnormal, causing undue further testing and increased anxiety. Our upper age limit is 35, as above this age the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death. (We can screen sports people slightly over this age as long as they have no history of heart disease.)

If you need anything from the club shop contact Leanne Begley on 07986705485 or at home after 5pm on 87758469 or Alice Begley on 87759148, the ladies have a variety of stock.

For more details and quality images of some of our kit check out the merchandise section of the club website. Remember you can buy your loved ones a gift voucher for use in the club shop.

If you have any photos of any teams from years gone by or from any social events please send them to Patsy Begley. Anyone who has photos of recent club events please send them in.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our Honorary Vice President, Sean Quinn, who passed away peacefully in his home last Wednesday morning. The Plunketts send their sincerest condolences to his wife Madeline, to his sons and daughters, Collette, Andrew, Eilis, Hugh and Carmel, to his grandchildren, his sons and daughters in law and to his whole family circle. Our Lady of Knock pray for him.


A superb battling team performance saw Fr Rock’s through to the All Ireland Intermediate final when they had the minimum to spare over Mayo and Connacht champions Charlestown at Pearse Park in Longford. Both sides had chances in extra time and the game had a dramatic ending when Charlestown substitute Maye failed to convert a thirteen metre free from almost in front off the posts, with the last kick of the game. There was wild celebrations in the stands as the final whistle sounded leaving the scoreline 1-8 to 1-7 to Fr Rocks. This was a brilliant team performance which saw every player dig out a result, which ensures the club returns to Headquarters once again for another All Ireland Final, against Kerry champions Finuge on Saturday 9th Feb at Croke Park. The throw in time will be confirmed later in the week. A massive well done to all players and management on what must rank as one of the club’s most memorable victories.

The minor boys have training at MUSA this Thursday at 6:15pm. Please remember that all players must have a gum shield for training and matches.

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 February. All money raised on this fundraiser will be used for our up coming All Ireland Final fund.

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.

More information on this can be found on the club website.

Could anyone who was involved in coaching Youth Football last season, please return any equipment that they still have as the club wish to carry out an audit on all equipment for coaching.

Club membership opportunity to pay next Monday in clubrooms 6-7pm, Adult £35 for year. Players and committee members should have membership paid by next meeting or game. Youth is £5, and student £10.

The club appeals to businesses and sponsors to support our All-Ireland Final campaign.

The club express deepest sympathy to Devlin family on death of Mary Devlin.


January Draw winners: £300 John O’Brien, £100 Susan McIvor and Imelda Moran, £100 Patricia McDonald. Thanks to everyone who support draw.

John O’Brien and Barry O’Neill are appointed senior team managers and we wish both local men good luck. Declan Young is senior ladies manager and we wish our ladies luck in their first year in senior football.

Membership can be paid to Peter O’Neill or Niall Hegarty by end of March

U6s Fundamentals for P1 and P2 Children starts in Community Centre Thursday 7th February 6.30-7.30pm. U12/14/16 Recreation Centre starts Monday 8-9pm, U10/8s Primary 6/5/4/3 Recreation Centre starts Tuesday 7-8pm, U14/16 Girls Recreation Centre starts Wednesday 8-9pm. All these coaching sessions run for a 6 week period, cost £5 for 6 weeks.

Any queries please contact our Youth Officer Gary McCoy 07990 554260

Senior Ladies training is on Thursdays 8-9pm in the Recreation Centre.

We still require a few houses to host the visting teams for Feile 2013 from 28th-30th June. If you can help contact Sandie Marshall 07795 565924.


Lotto numbers drawn January 27th were 01. 12. 18. 28. Teresa Campbell, Gortgonis and Keiran McCann, Avenue matched 3 numbers for £25 each. The jackpot is an impressive £3,375.

Senior/reserve training is on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm, Sunday 10am.

U16/14 training is in the washingbay centre on Sunday 5-6pm.

Dinner dance is in Greenvale hotel on Friday, tickets from Falls bar, £20.

Membership is payable to Dan McGrath or a committee member, £20 per person, £30 per couple or £10 per OAP.

Gaelic start programme begins on Tuesday, washingbay centre 6.30-7.30pm, all children accompanied by a parent/adult as parents are required to take part in activities in order to make it a success, course suitable for primary school age. Details can be obtained from Thomas Carney 07810 871362.

The club has booked a Cardiac screening session for Saturday 23rd February, two technicians (at least one female) and each screening takes 5-7 minutes. Each person is required to complete a questionnaire beforehand or on the day. U16s require parental/guardian consent, screening for all 14-35 years at a cost of £35 per person. It is open to members of the public as well. Book by phoning 07936 383582.

Next full committee meeting is on Monday 11th at 8.30pm.

Merchandise is available on request from Philip McCourt on 07894 402744.

Anyone who has a key to the clubrooms that isn’t required anymore is asked to hand it back to Dominic Corr asap.

Summer camp date is 8–11th July this year; details will follow near the time.

Coaching courses: foundation award course in MUSA, Cookstown on Saturday 9th, Eglish on Saturday 23rd and in Augher on Saturday March 2; Award one youth/adult course win Stewartstown on February 1st, 2nd and 23rd. If interested, contact Tom Carney.

Underage players, incl.minors, must wear mouthguards, training and matches.

To have anything in notes email pro.derrylaughankevinbarrys.tyrone@gaa.ie


It is hard to believe but the club football season is back upon us as the seniors travel to Belfast on Sunday to face Down side Bredagh in the first group game of the Ulster league. The game takes place in Cherryvale council grounds starting at 12.00, although this time may be subject to change. Details will be given at training. Best of luck to the players and the management team for the year ahead.

The following coaching courses will be taking place over the next few weeks and anyone interested in attending must contact club secretary Cathal Coyle ASAP on 07742986251. Foundation Award Courses take place on Saturday 9th February in MUSA, Cookstown, Saturday 23rd February in Eglish or on Saturday 2nd March in Augher. Award One Youth/Adult will be hosted by us on 1st, 2nd, and 23rd February. The foundation course fee is £25 (this fee includes the child protection course). The Award One course is £60; all coaches must attend all three sessions. Payment for the award one course must be received in advance of the course commencing. The award two youth / adult course will be held in St John’s High School Dromore on the 8th/9th and 23rd February. The award two course will cost £120; payment must be received in advance. The course will be limited to a maximum of 25 coaches.

The first round of Scor Sinsear took place on Sunday night in Eglish. The club were represented in three categories – Owen Coyle in the recitation, Eleanor Kelly in the solo singing and in the quiz with Cillian McConville, Declan Laverty and Cathal Coyle forming our team. All the acts did brilliant and all qualified for the county semi finals which take place next weekend in Killyclogher.

From 1st January 2013, it is compulsory for all youth players up to minors to wear a gum shield at every training and game. A youth player who has not got a mouth guard cannot take the field.