Mid-Ulster Club Chats


Ballinascreen Underage Coaching Programme at the Backrow costS £1. Monday: U12 Football 6.45-8pm; 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; Saturday: Cubs Club 10.45-12pm 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly payments)

Ladies U14 Football Tuesday @ 6pm-7.15pm in the Club.

U16 hurling training on Sunday in the Backrow sports hall at 10.50am sharp this is an indoor session so all players should bring trainers, their own water and £1 for the use of the hall.

Ladies football training for Minors and Seniors this Thursday 6.45pm at the Club. Training will be on the pitch

There will be an Appreciation Night for the Got to Dance event that took place in Tullyglass a few weeks ago. It’s on Easter Monday at 8pm in the Club. There will be a DVD of the night and the opportunity to purchase it afterwards...and surely a bit of craic to be had as well so please come along to support it.

Well done to Raymond O’Hagan who has qualified for the Ulster Scór Final where he hopes to retain his title. We wish him all the very best of luck.

U8, U10 and U12 camogie is at the Backrow 3G Pitch from 11.45 to 1pm every Saturday. Admission is £1 to cover hire of facilities. All new members welcome. U14 camogie is on Monday and Thursdays at 5.45pm at the top pitch. U16 camogie is on Mondays at 5.45pm at the top pitch.

Well done to the Derry Senior Camogs on two fine wins in Division One and especially the Screen Camogs.

Congratulations to Bronagh McGillian, Aine McAllister, from St. Mary’s and Mary Hegarty from St. Colm’s on their inclusion in the Ulster Colleges Camogie Allstars.

Club Membership is due: Adult: £30; Children U18: £10; Family Rate: £70 (2 Adults, 1 Child – any more children free)

If 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 lotto numbers for Friday 22nd March were 1, 2, 14, 29. Match three winners included Brian McKinless, Dolores Coney, Gerald Mcdermott. The lotto will not be drawn on Good Friday, next draw will be Friday 5th April and jackpot is £2700.

Ulster Senior League Final, Ardboe v Ballinderry, is re-fixed for Saturday 30th March in Carrickmore at 3:15pm.

The senior football squad is running a Night at the Races fundraiser in Forbes Bar on Saturday 30th March at 9pm.

Training for boys eligible for U8 and U10 football is at football pitch on Saturday 10-11am. Training for U12 football Is on Mondays 6-7pm.

Training for U12 & 14 girls continues on a Thursday night from 6.30-7.30pm upstairs in the pavilion. If interested in helping out with any of the ladies teams from U6-U16 contact Lisa 07849812852.

SlimFit has now ended. Well done to everyone who participated and the club expresses thanks to all those who helped to coordinate the programme and deliver all the activities.

Club membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member. Membership fees for 2013 are £50 per adult, £10 per child or £25 per family of three or more children - all players must be fully paid up members otherwise insurance claims will not be processed. Club Rossa membership fee for 2013 is £150 and membership forms are available from any committee member.

The main club fundraiser for 2013 will be a festival held from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August. This will include appearances by Lisa McHugh and Nathan Carter as well as a boxing tournament, all held in a purpose built marquee at the football pitch. A lot of work will be required to facilitate the weekend and anyone willing to help out in any manner, with its planning or over the weekend, is encouraged to contact any member of the football or event committee. Anyone interested in participating in the boxing tournament is asked to contact any committee member or youth manager. Further information from info@ardboegfc.com.


The numbers drawn last week were 4, 9, 17 and 23. No jackpot winner but 5 people matched 3 winning £20: Sarah McGurk, Gortreagh; Sarah Conway, Loughdoo Road; Angela Keenan, Gortreagh; Peggy Sharkey, Drum Road and Paul O’Gara, Drumshambo. Next week’s Jackpot is £2,250.

There were no Youth Fixtures last week due to the adverse weather.

U14s continue their league campaign away to Beragh on Saturday at 1pm.

Minor Boys play on Easter Tuesday at 6:45pm at home to Cappagh.

U6-U10 training is on Saturday 1pm-2:15pm. Registration fees should be paid on this day.

The big clean-up last Saturday had to be cancelled due to the bad weather, arranged for Easter Tuesday at 10am. All hands please attend.


The club will be holding a fundraiser this Sunday with a Mr & Mrs competition (based on TV show) followed by a 70’s themed Disco. Admission is £10 which is payable at the door, prizes will be awarded for best dressed (dressing up is optional), compare on the night is Ryan McElhone.

The club is in the process of gauging interest to bring a mobile heart screening unit to the club, available to all 14-35 year olds with a cost of £35 per person. If interested please contact Dolores Shivers directly or e-mail secretary.newbridge.derry@gaa.ie

Membership is £20 and committee members are calling around houses to collect this. If a representative has not called and you wish to be a member, let any committee member know.

This week’s lotto numbers were 3, 7, 24 and 25 – there were no winners. Sean McKenna, Roisin Dougan, Ciara McNicholl and Ryan Nelson each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £2,300.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 18th March were 1, 16, 25, 26. At the Draw in McLernons Bar; no winners. Jackpot (Monday 25th) is £3,900.

Membership is now overdue and should be paid to any committee member ASAP. Adults £30, Couples £50, U18/Student £10, U16 £5.

Committee meeting this Wednesday night 27th March at 8pm.

U10 training will now commence on Friday 5th April at the field from 6-7pm.

Congratulations to Holy Trinity College, Cookstown, especially to all the Rock lads, which won the Markey Cup.

The U14s are due to play Gortin at home this Saturday 30th March at 1pm.

Rock’s opening fixtures in ACL Division 2 are due to be Pomeroy (home), Galbally (away) and Edendork (home), now due to commence on the weekend 19th-21st April.


Reserves fell to single point extra-time defeat in semi-final of the Graham Cup

Having defeated Lissan Reserves in the quarter-final, Greenlough’s Reserves travelled to Magherafelt on Sunday 24th March, to take on the host’s Thirds team with a place in the final up for grabs.

With a lot of the country under snow, the pitch at Magherafelt was in great condition, and even managed to have some sunshine despite a strong and bitter wind blowing up the field.

The home side took that wind advantage into the first half and were leading by two at the break. Despite Greenlough gaining a lot of possesion and and scoring the first goal through Cathal McGurk, and points from Ruairi McGlinchey, Diarmuid Clarke and Christopher Maguire; Magherafelt replied with a goal of their own, and used the breeze to gain the advantage in the points count.

With the wind now in favour, the visitors began to quickly close the gap, with a long range free from Christopher Maguire and a point from Cathal McGurk levelling. Despite a further point from Damian McTeague and Greenlough continuing to have chances, too many went wide, allowing Magherafelt to find an equalising point before the full time whistle.

Magherafelt took the advantage in the first 10 minute period of extra time when they found the back of the net, while Greenlough’s only reply was Cathal McGurk’s point.

With the wind back in their favour Greenlough again put a lot of pressure on the homeside, but as was the case in normal time, they were wasteful in front of goal with a number of wides. Seamus Graham brough the side’s level with two points, but a late score from Magherafelt ensured they progressed to the Graham Cup Final on a score line of Magherafelt 2-7 Greenlough 1-9.

Team: Darren Brown (c), Paidi Totten, Ciaran Cassidy, Martin Henry, Kevin McDonnell, Christopher Lagan, Niall Kearney, Seamus Graham 0-2, Michael Clarke, Damian McTeague 0-1, Ruairi McGlinchey 0-1, Cathal McGurk 1-02, Mark Tohill, Christopher Maguire 0-2, Diarmuid Clarke 0-1. Subs: John Og McPeake for R McGlinchey, Christopher Kearney for M Henry, Brian O’Neill for C Maguire, Liam Quinn for P Totten, Fergal Clarke, Sean Tohill, Connor Madden.

Completed forms and membership fees should be returned to Club Registrar Seamus Tohill if you weere unable to attend the registration night. For any questions about joining the club or membership/registration issues contact Seamus on 07712449427.

Football Fees: Minors & Adults: £20; OAP, Students & Children Under 16: £10. Children must be accompanied by an adult to register.

To ensure all players wishing to play Minors, U16 and U14 this year have an opportunity to do so, we need all eligible players to come out to training and matches, otherwise we will be unable to field a team for the different age groups, particularly Minor and Under 16.

Lotto Results 18/03/13: B K S T. £25 Winners - Sarah Henry, Currish Lane, George Friel, Portglenone. Jackpot for 25/03/13: still frozen at £5000! NB: All lotto to be in by 7pm on Mondays. Lotto Tickets and envelopes available at the back of the chapel; or from Sheila 07764 654573.

St Columba’s Camogie Club Easter Draw tickets On sale from camogie members and in local retailers - £1 per box. Prize - Luxury Easter Egg.

A big thank to all who supported the St Patrick’s Night celebration in the club.

U10, U12, U14 train Mondays at 6pm

Senior Training is Monday, Wednesday at 7.45pm. This includes players from U16 up. A better attendance is needed.

Final night of Fat Fighters is after Mass on Good Friday. This will be a small celebration of the programme.


Moneymore GAC present Comedy hypnotist show ‘Im Hypnotised Get Me Outta Here’ by Michael McCoy, supported by legendary Bard of Armagh Patsy O’Hagan; 15 local ‘celebrities’ including Derry legend Enda Muldoon who have volunteered to get hypnotised in what is sure to be a night of laughter! The big night is on Friday 12 April in Kinturk Cultural Centre. Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm.Tickets: £10 from committee member or 07795 565924

The club is running an Easter Disco in the Community Centre (Old School) on Monday 6.30-8.30pm. All Primary School children welcome. Admission £2

Fundamentals for Primary 1 and 2 children is back after Easter by popular demand, beginning on Thursday April 11 in Community Centre (Old School) 7-8pm; £5 for the 5 weeks and after completion each child will get a first touch gaelic football, queries to Youth Officer Gary McCoy 07990 554260.

Primary 7-Primary 3 coaching will resume after Easter; details next week.


The next big fundraising dance on Friday 26th April with Nathan Carter and His Band performing at the Patrician Hall, Carrickmore. Please get your tickets now from Maggie Donaghy on 07799 866703 or you can contact any other committee member.

There’s a hurling blitz in Garvaghey on 6th April for all U8, U10 and U12 boys. Leaving times have yet to be decided. The underage indoor hurling and camogie training will take a break for Easter and will return for the underage blitz. Also, it is hoped that these trainings will be moved to outdoor, depending on weather.

Firewood is available for purchase at £45 for a half tonne bag; contact any committee member. Delivery can be arranged if requested.

Congratulations to the Tyrone senior hurlers who secured their first league win against Monaghan on Sunday, 2-14 to 0-15. They will now compete against Louth in the fifth League match on Sunday in Healy Park at 3pm.


For the first time, Plunkett Park will host the battle of monogamy as the married/engaged guys go head to head against their single counterparts on Saturday 6th April at Plunkett Park with refreshments and food provided for all spectators and players at the pitch, entertainment that night in Murphys bar. If interested in playing should contact Denver Nugent on 07810 411677 or Joe Cunningham on 07955 017824, £5 per player or spectator. If over 18 and below 80, get your name in there.Participants must be Club Members (for insurance purposes).

Lotto numbers for Tuesday 19th: 1, 2, 17, 21, 29 with 5 lucky dip winners; numbers for Monday 25th: 8, 9, 20, 22 and 26, with 5 lucky dip winners.

Ladies training is on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm.

U14 boys train Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm, next game at home on Saturday at 1pm against Coalisland.

U14 girls train on Tuesday at 5.30pm

U8/10 boys train on Saturdays at 11am, help greatly appreciated.

If interested in helping withh andball contact Kevin O’Neill 07833 938442.

If you need anything from club shop contact Leanne Begley on 07986 705485 after 5pm on 87 758469, or Alice Begley on 87 759148, variety of stock. Remember you can buy your loved ones a gift voucher for use in the club shop.


Lotto numbers were 1-2-3-6; eight match threes for £15; jackpot is £5300.

Senior and Reserve fixtures are online www.fatherrocks.com. Fr Rocks begin with a visit to Omagh.

Minors had a win in Dungannon, goals from Ryan Owens, Dylan Coyle and Migel Hetherington securing their first win after a suberb performance. Next game is against Moortown on Tuesday, 6:45pm at Paddy Cullen Park. Training is on Thursday 6:15pm, MUSA.

U14s trainon Wednesday, 6:15pm in MUSA, the boys play Clonoe away on Friday 5th April at 7:30pm.

The club is running a Last Man Standing Competition, follow progress by logging on to www.fatherrocks.com. There are just fifteen people left in the competition in the final weekend. It looks like the competition will now run into the League Semi-finals and those remaining after next weekend will be contacted and asked to select their teams for the League Semi-finals.

Membership is due, opportunity to pay next Monday in clubrooms 6-7pm, Adult £35, Youth £5, student £10.

Glenavon Hotel was place to be last Saturday night, with a massive crowd packed in to witness a brilliant night of entertainment. We thank everyone who made the night a superb success. A big thanks to all brave enough to enter the ring and businesses who sponsored fighters, advertisements and prizes and encourage members to support these businesses. Thanks to Cookstown Boxing Club for their help on the night and over months in helping prepare the boxers. Finally thanks to all who contributed to the evening, special praise to Rory McGarrity and family for their hard work in organising the event.

All roads lead to Brewster Park this Saturday, when Holy Trinity College take on Davitt College Castlebar, in the All Ireland Semi-final. A return to Croke Park up for grabs, we wish Fr.Rocks players and mentors the very best.

Minor girls’ game was postponed at the weekend due to the bad weather.

Training for ladies seniors and minors is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


ACL fixtures have finally been released, first round due to be played on the weekend of the 19th-21st April. The Harps have been given a very tough start, making the long trip to Urney in round one, followed by our first home game in round two versus relegated neighbours Moortown. With the league just four weeks away, it is vital that all seniors and reserves get out to training.

Round 4 of minor league is due next Tuesday away to county champions Ardboe, a very tough test, all support appreciated. Throw-in is at 6.45pm.

U14 game was postponed due to the weather conditions. The team’s next fixture is this Saturday afternoon at home to Gael Naomh Padraig with a 1pm throw-in at Mullaghmoyle.

U6, U8 and U10s have no training in St.Marys PS this Friday, resuming on Friday 5th April at the pitch. Further details will be in next week’s notes.

Youth presentation evening is in pavilion on Wednesday at 7pm for U8 to U16 age grades, boys and girls.

Membership must be paid by March 31st. This can be paid to Maura or to any committee member. The membership fees for 2013 are as follows; Adult - £30, Couple - £50, OAPs and all youth groups - £10, (except for under 6s- £5)

The Harps centenary history is now available from club secretary Cathal Coyle - and also at the following outlets: Daly’s Shop, Stewartstown, Begley’s Dungannon, Sheehy’s Cookstown, Ardboe Gift Shop and The Carlisle Bookshop, Omagh.

The book has been a great success, and costs £15. There are a limited number of copies remaining.

Good luck to Holy Trinity in their All Ireland semi-final this Saturday and to our own players on the squad - Darren, Conor, Macauley, James and Nathan.

Commiserations to Ryan Devlin and the Tyrone U21s who were defeated in the Ulster quarter final by Donegal.

U14 and senior girls training continues and we hope everyone keeps up their effort to attend, newcomers for all our teams more than welcome.