Mid-Ulster Club Chats


BINGO was yesterday (Wednesday).

And, Sunday, was the start of the league,

reserves scoreline Ballymaguigan 1-5 to Claudy 3-8. Senior men battled hard to be denied by one, Ballymaguigan 0-11 Claudy 2-6. Next game is at home against Forglen. Training is Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

Senior ladies league campaign will start on Monday, away to Limavady. Training is Monday and Wednesday.

U16 boys lost to Drumsurn in their second game. Next, a home tie, is today (Thursday) against Lissan.

And, Monday was the start of the league campaign of the minors (Tir na nOg).


Lotto numbers 3-4-10-20; four match threes won £25. The jackpot is £5600.

ACL gets under way on Sunday and Fr Rocks go to Omagh, reserve 2:15pm and Senior 3:45pm. A big Fr Rocks support is expected in Healy Park.

Awards night for senior footballers is on Friday 26th April in Greenvale Hotel.

Minors are in action on Wednesday at 7pm, home against Killeeshil.

U14s train Wednesday 6:15pm, MUSA; the boys had a great win over Naomh Mhuire at home. Next is a home fixture against Moy on Thursday 6:45pm.

U10s train on Friday at 6:30pm, Paddy Cullen Park. After School football is at the usual times on Thursday and Friday.

There are just four left in the Last man standing competition entering final round - Marie Potter, Gerard O’Connor, Phelim Mulgrew and Dessie Maguire. Each will be asked to predict winners of four National League Finals. The person with most correct predictions will win the money. We will be in contact with all four, fixtures Tyrone v Dublin, Derry v Westmeath, Monaghan v Meath and Offaly v Limerick.

Well done to Holy Trinity College on their performance in All Ireland Vocational final, a great game lost by a single point. The players and management left Croke Park disappointed but with their heads held high on Saturday and did all their clubs proud. Well done to James and Eoin on another great season for the school.

The club express deepest sympathy to Fowley family, Cookstown on their bereavement.


Nathan Carter and his band will perform in Patrician Hall, Carrickmore on Friday 26th, tickets from any committee members, Rock Café or Maggie Donaghy on 07799 866703.

Our senior hurlers suffered a three point defeat by Lisbellaw in Armagh League 0-19 to 0-16. Their next match is away to Dungannon on 21st May.

U16 hurlers are due to play a challenge game against Cuchullians this Friday in Cookstown. All players are required to be at the Youth Club for 6pm.

U14 league game against Strabane will be rescheduled for a later date.

U14 Camogie League will be starting at end of April and on Sunday 5th May they compete in Tyrone Camogie Féile. The next post-primary league match is away to Edendork, information at training. Blitz for U6, U8, U10 camogs in Edendork on Saturday 27th April, meet at Youth Club for 9.30am. Good luck to St. Columbkille’s PS in Ulster Camogie Blitz on Thursday after winning Cumann Na mBunscol title.

Congratulations to Pauric Kerr who won an U16 Ulster Vocational Schools Hurling AllStar, presented with award by Loughgiel Shamrocks’ Liam Watson.

Tyrone Camogs play Cavan in League Semi-final next Sunday; all the best.

Good luck to county hurlers in Nicky Rackard Cup in the near future.

The Club extends deepest sympathy to Ward family (Mullaslin) on the death of Peter. Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu agus gur móide teaghlach Dé a n-anam.


ACL starts this Sunday home V Gortin, Reserves 2.15pm, Seniors at 3.45pm. Come out and show your support.

The Plunketts are hosting Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday 29th June. Launch night is Friday 10th May to see who will be dancing with who revealed to everyone, including dancers.

Lotto numbers for Monday 15th were; 4, 12, 14, 23, 24. Well done to Mulgrews (Shanroy) and Brian Flanagan (home from Philadelphia) who share snowball.

Next draw Monday 22nd 9pm, Nugent’s.

Senior Ladies train Monday, Wednesday 6.30pm, U14s Tuesday at 5.30pm, U1210s Wednesday at 5.30pm.

U14 boys go to Ardboe, Wednesday at 7pm, and to Galbally, Saturday at 1pm. U12 boys start on Thursday at 7pm. U8s, U10s Saturdays at 11am and Wednesdays 7pm, help appreciated. U8 Blitz on Saturday, players to be at Plunkett Park for 9.30am.

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

If you have photos of teams from years gone by or social events send them to Patsy Begley.

The Plunketts send condolences to the families of late Francie Mills, Tony Mills, Vincent McCullagh and Mary Molloy. Our Lady of Knock pray for them.


Moneymore GAC presented Comedy hypnotist show ‘Im Hypnotised Get Me Outta Here’ by Michael McCoy & supported by legendary Bard of Armagh Patsy O’Hagan. A great crowd were well entertained in one of the best nights we ever had the pleasure of organising. Well done to those who took part and came out to support us and others who bought tickets but unable to attend.

Fundamentals for Primary one and two is back. The course in Community Centre (Old School) 7-8pm Thursday costs £5 for 5 weeks and each child will get a first touch football; queries to our Youth Officer Gary McCoy 07990 554260

Moneymore Ladies entered a dance act in Doire Ladies fundraiser in Glen. They performed magnificently and were a credit to us all. Well done.

Fixtures: Thursday U16s Away to Drumsurn, Sunday Senior and Reserves home to Claudy 2pm and 3.30pm, Saturday U12 Blitz Venue TBC, Monday v Drumsurn in Ogra Colmcille, Sunday U14 Girls away to Glen, Monday 22nd Senior Ladies at home to Claudy.Un14 Boys do not play again to League starts on the 7th May away to Desertmartin

Committee, members and players of Henry Joy McCrackens extend deepest sympathy to esteemed members Ann Mulholland and Breda O’Neill on death of their sister Ita Lyness; and to esteemed member Bridie Young on death of her sister Anne Doherty Ross; our condolences to entire family circles. May They Rest in Peace.

Feile committee ask everyone to support them as we prepare for Feile 2013.


U10s started with a blitz in Cookstown, training for u10s/u12s to be confirmed.

The senior league starts Friday 7pm away to Urney. All support is welcomed. There are still a number of players to be registered. Contact Cyril 07841 102113 or Cathy 07809 765658 for a form.

Senior/Minor training is Monday and Wednesday 6.45pm, U14s Monday 6pm.


St Malachy’s Strictly was a major success. All the hard work and dedication was rewarded when the twelve couples gave a dancing exhibition in the Magherafelt Parish Centre. Congratulations to all and countless others who made this a week that will live long in the memory. Dancers: Fiona Scullion & Colum Lavery, Brendan Keenan & Lynda Hughes, Barbara Devlin & Mark Chesney, Clare Heaney & Kieran O’Kane, Maura McAuley & Anthony Brown, Mary Keenan & Owen Gribbin, Johanne Mullan & Ciaran Lavery, Shauna Wilson & Jordan Shivers, Madeleine Gribbin & Seanie Young, Roisin O’Kane & Paudi Devlin, Sarah Gribbin & Sean Bradley and Caoimhe McCoy & Christopher Henry. Comperes; Noel McKenna and Eileen Keenan AKA Big Mama. Organising Team: Kathy Bradley, Cathryn Mc Oscar & Paul Gribbin. Judges; John Keenan, Katie McAnenely and Niall McNicholl. Sound & Lighting; Aidan Dougan.

Lotto numbers April 8th were 9, 14, 18 and 24. £25 to Hugh Gallagher and Barney Walls. The Jackpot is now £3,100.

Senior Camogs had a disappointing start to league, defeated by Slaughtneil. The game was played with intense pace tand Slaughtneil was 5 points up at half time. Just 4 minutes in we lost Caoimhe McCoy due to an injury. Castledawson regrouped at halftime and came out fighting to reduce the difference to 4, Slaughtneil only managing to score 2. The score was 2-3 to 0-5. Team: Una Cassidy, Laura O’Kane, Johanne Mullan, Emma Brown, Sinead Heaney, Caoimhe McCoy, Eilish Keenan, Leona Brown, Eimear McCartney, Bridgid McMullan, Eimear McElwee, Roisin Hawe, Kaite McAteer, Kaite McAnenly, Maura McCauley. Subs Emma Robinson for McCoy and Roisin O’Kane for McElwee.

U12 Camogs travelled to Greenlough for blitz, defeated by Ballinascreen one goal to one point. The girls drew with Greenlough and Ballinderry. All players showed great potential for their last game with hunger for a win. Defence kept control throughout, midfield powered forward, with good scores from our forwards and were rewarded with a win against Glenullin. Team: Caoimhe Diamond, Sorcha Conway, Lile Keenan, Katie Cushley, Una McGovern, Caitlin McElroy, Claire Kearns, Ellie Doyle, Anna Kelly, Gemma Doyle, Niamh Wilson, Rachel Doyle, Melissa Gallagher. Training U6s-u12s is Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm, Saturday 11am-12.15pm, new faces welcome.

Membership is overdue, contact Paddy McIvor 07752 368784 now.

Members needed to join rota to wash jerseys; speak to committee member.

Club merchandise is available to order at Sportsworld, view club website.

Recycling facilities for tin cans and clothes are in club car park. By helping your environment you’ll help club. Having a big birthday, a special occasion, make use of club facilities. Catering can be arranged. Support your club. For details visit the club website, follow Castledawsongac on twitter or text follow castledawsongac to 86444


Rock go to Aghyaran in ACL Division 2 Sunday, reserves 2.15pm, seniors 3.45pm.

Lotto numbers for week 8th April were 24, 25, 27, 28. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, there were no winners.

Minors lost at home to Drumragh by four points in league 2-11 to 4-9.

U14s defeated Gael Naomh Padraig away 1-5 to 6-10. They play Stewartstown away on Saturday at 1pm.

Well done to Thomas Collins and Thomas Mackle who played at half time in Tyrone v Kerry match at Healy Park..

Well done to the Feile team who have qualified for the Grade 2 finals following wins over Drumquin, Greencastle and Killyman and Drumquin again in final.

Rock hosted U10 Blitz, teams being Rock, Brackaville, Derrytresk, Killyman, Brockagh and Stewartstown. Thanks to teams and all who helped. Next U10 Blitz is on Saturday 27th April. U10 training is on Friday at field 6-7pm.

Summer Camp in Pairc Naomh Padraig is Monday-Thursday 12th-15th August.

Deepest sympathy to Greene and Cush families on death of Mary Rose Greene (Cookstown). May She Rest in Peace.


Lotto numbers were 5, 10, 11, 22. Four people matched 3 for £25: Oisin McDonald, Millview; Darren Loughran; Kevin Gourley, Moveagh; John McBride, Corvanghan. Jackpot is £2350.

Training for U6-U10 is on Thursday 6:45-8pm. U10 boys and girls competed in a blitz in Donaghmore on Saturday and represented the club very well. Thank you to mentors and parents.

U8s blitz on Saturday in Loughmacrory, children provided with details on Thursday.

U14s competed in the Tyrone Feile on Saturday losing to strong Cappagh and

Carrickmore teams. They continue league on Saturday 20th May, home against Drumragh at 1pm.

Minor boys lost narrowly to Strabane but bounced back with an excellent win over neighbours Carrickmore. They go to Loughmacrory on Wednesday 7pm.


Lotto numbers on Friday 12th l were 5, 8, 23 and 24, match three winners Caitlin Tierney, Seamus McElwee and John McCave. New jackpot £2,900.

U14 team had league wins, Ardboe 10-12 Coalisland 9-10 and Ardboe 8-17 Pomeroy 3-7. Feile na nOg was held in Ardboe on Saturday, Ardboe beaten in final of a group that included Moortown, Coalisland, Moy and Clonoe.

Minor league is on Wednesday 17th home to Pomeroy with a 7pm throw in.

Ladies Senior League starts on Friday with a home game against Cappagh.

U6, U8, U10 girls train Monday 6-7p, parents asked to help. Girls not registered can get form at training. U14 girls train on Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm

Ladies minor championship this week at Glenelly, date time to be confirmed.

Membership can be paid to committee. £50 adult, £10 child or £25 three or more children. Club Rossa membership is £150, forms from committee member or to download from the club website.

Club fundraiser festival Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August,appearances by Lisa McHugh and Nathan Carter as well as boxing tournament, marquee at pitch. Anyone willing to help with planning or over weekend to contact football or event committee, information via email from info@ardboegfc.com If interested in participating in fight night contact organising committee, football committee or youth management.

Forbes Spar host 10k run/5k walk on Sunday 26th May at 9:30am, proceeds in aid of St Patrick’s PS Mullinahoe.

Circuit/Tabata training and foam rolling with Mattie Brady is Wednesdays in pavilion upstairs 7-30-8.30pm. £3 per session, queries 07791 406728.

Thanks to Quinn Coach Hire for training tops for senior ladies and to Quinn glazing for jerseys for boys U14.


Lotto Results 01/04/13 B K O V. £25 Winners Cathy McLaughlin, Bellaghy; Aine McPeake, Glenone. All lotto to be in by 7pm on Mondays. Tickets and envelopes at back of chapel; or from Sheila 07764 654573.

Completed forms and membership fees should be returned to Registrar Seamus Tohill; questions about joining to 07712 449427.Minors,Adults: £20; OAP, Students & U16: £10. Non-playing members to be eligible for All-Ireland tickets must register. All are asked to pay fee to help upkeep of our facilities.


The seniors and reserves opened league with a short trip to Loup, games played in terrible conditions with strong winds and wet ground ensuring free-flowing football at premium. Seniors, against the wind, outplayed hosts but wasteful shooting meant they went in 3 behind. Loup delivered a sucker punch with a goal to lead by 6, Bridge unable to peg it back, Newbridge 0-5 Loup 1-6. Scorers: K Sweeney 2, E Burke, D Mulholland, P McGuigan. Despite a promising opening quarter, the reserves were outplayed, Newbridge 0-7 Loup 3-15. Scorers: D McColgan 2, C Dougan 2, C Diamond, R Carron, O McGlone. Next up is Kilrea at home this Saturday, 5pm and 6.30pm.

U16s Newbridge 2-8 Castledawson 0-7

U14 Feile final is expected to be on May bank holiday weekend.

Members draw winners; £200 Hughie McGlone and £100 Tom Walls

Lotto numbers 9, 14, 23, 25. T McMullan, Nuala Friel, win £25, jackpot £2,450.

Bingo is Saturday, 8.30pm in the Hall.


Lotto numbers for Monday 8th were 02, 06, 10 and 27. Laura McEldowney won £50. Jackpot is now £1,500.

U16s recorded their first win, defeating

Magherafelt 2-9 tO 2-5. Brian Cassidy scored both Slaughtneil’s goals.

Senior Camogs started with win over Castledawson 2-3 to 0-5, Louise Doherty and Cara Cassidy with goals.

Reserve/Senior footballers made the trip to Lavey and came away with the points, reserves in a five point victory 1-12 to 1-7. Slaughtneil led 1-7 to 0-3 at halftime, having played with a strong breeze. Micheal Logue got the goal. Slaughtneil added five points, Lavey scoring 1-4. Team and scorers: Shane McGuigan, Peadar Kearney, Eamon Bradley, Brian Óg Corbett, Seamus McMullan, Johnny Collins 0-1, Rory McEldowney 0-2, Sean Cassidy 0-1, Brendan Rodgers 0-1, Brendan McEldowney, Cormac McKenna, Micheal Logue 1-1, Sean McEldowney, Declan McEldowney 0-2, Oisin O’Doherty 0-3. Subs used: Seamy Logue 0-1, Paddy Rogers, Declan O’Kane, Niall McEldowney. The senior game resulted in a ten point victory, Slaughtneil 0-13 Lavey 0-3. Slaughtneil were forced to field without Patsy Bradley, Shane and Jim Kelly all carrying slight injuries. Slaughtneil led 0-6 to 0-0 at the break and Slaughtneil dominated the second half adding seven points against the breeze, Lavey’s first score coming after 53 minutes. Team and scorers: Antoin McMullan, Karl McKaigue, Chrissy McKaigue, Francis McEldowney, Danny McMullan, Barry McGuigan, Conan Cassidy 0-1, Sé McGuigan 0-1, Paudie McGuigan, Jarlath Mulhilland, Paul Bradley 0-7, Padraig Kelly, Kevin O’Neill 0-2, Padraig Cassidy, Christopher Bradley 0-1. Subs: Enda McKaigue, Gerald Bradley 0-1, Peadar Kearney, Brendan Rogers and Sean Cassidy.


Lotto numbers 15,18,21,23. One Winner with 3: Pat Higgins winning £50. Jackpot is £2500. Please Support it, Buy a Lotto.

Reserves 1.10 Dungiven 2.8, Seniors 0.14 Dungiven 1.12. Both lost on Sunday by a point, but played some excellent football. Thirds lost to Ardmore 3.13 to 1.4, a disappointing result but were missing a few key players for this fixture.

Football for Primary 1 and 2 is now on Thursdays 6.30-7.15pm. Camogie U8s and 10s is Wednesdays at the club 6pm. U6s, 8s and 10s on Saturdays at 12pm.

Congratulations to Young Tones Peter Cassidy, Dominic McFaul and Ruairi McElwee, part of tSt Patricks Maghera Squad won Hogan Cup at the weekend.

U14 team are holding a big breakfast in St Mary’s Parochial Hall on Sunday 28th April 8am-1pm for vital funds for team in upcoming Feile, tickets on sale now from U14 management and players.

National development officer Darragh Daly has got in contact about trying to re-establish handball. If interested in taking up handball or to organise and supervise coaching sessions, get in touch with secretary Ryan Diamond, PRO Niall Diamond or any coaches within the football or camogie clubs.

There is possibility of 6 week Irish class. If interested in learning our language contact Mairead Hughes or Niall Diamond.


Congratulations to cast and crew of absolutely amazing “The Very Very Late Late Show”. Those lucky enough to get tickets will talk about it for many years. Thanks to all who showed support by packing Parish Centre for two nights.

Seniors defeated by Coleraine 1-4 to 0-10 in hard-fought affair at Rossa Park. Conditions made scoring difficult and Coleraine’s possession football ensured opportunities were even more limited.

Reserves had a good 2-16 to 0-3 victory with very positive play and the return of a few old hands to competitive football.

Thirds lost 1-9 to 1-4 at blustery Magilligan.

Minor ladies won convincingly in the championsip on Sunday morning.

U10s, proudly sporting SDC-sponsored jerseys took part in blitz in Owenbeg and were successful. Thanks to coaches and parents who gave their time.

Child Protection Course Friday 7:30pm at Rossa Park followed by Foundation Level Coaching Course on Saturday 9:30am. Anyone with foundation award need only do Protection Course.

U8s v Bellaghy at Rossa, Sunday 11:30am

Minor league starts Monday home to Dungiven 7 pm. U10s host Bellaghy at on Saturday 27th. U14 league starts on Tuesday 7th May away to Kilrea at 7pm.

Festival weekend featuring Nathan Carter Thursday to Sunday 23-26 May.

Rossa Park hosted U12 Camogie, teams from Slaughtneil, Newbridge and Loup. There was cracking camogie. U12s: Dearbhla Walls, Mollie O’Neill, Maeve Shields, Tara Murphy, Ellen O’Neill, Aoibhinn Young, Aoife Campbell, Katie Kerr, Shannon Cassidy, Chloe Toner, Chloe Curtis.

Fixtures: Wednesday Junior League - Loup v Magherafelt, 7pm. Monday U14 Magherafelt v Drumsurn, time tbc.

U8, U10, U12, U14 training Monday 7-8pm; U16, Seniors Monday 7.30pm.


Kilrea started with a comfortable 1-11 to 0-7 victory over Steelstown. Reserves also got off to a good start, 3-13 to 0-3. Result: u16 Swatragh 2-4 Kilrea 1-5

Fixtures: Monday 7pm Minor Coleraine v Kilrea, Thursday 7pm U16 Kilrea v Glen, Saturday 20th Res/Sen 5 & 6.30pm Newbridge v Kilrea

Monday 7pm at Pearse Pk Club Circuits

Lotto numbers 3, 13, 20, 26; £50 to Liam Doherty. Jackpot is £2100.