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Last week lotto numbers were 1, 4, 7 and 10. There were no jackpot winners. One matched three numbers; Kevin Devlin. Nexts weeks jackpot is £900. Please note there is no lotto for 2 weeks after this week.

There will be a club EGM on Monday 17th December at 8pm in the community centre. All members are welcome to attend.

Last Sunday the annual Youth Presentation took place. With a big crowd to celebrate a successful year for the Rahillys young footballers. The following awards were given out at the presentation: U12s Player of the Year – Ryan McCabe and Peasre Fullen; U12s Most Improved Player of the Year: Conal Coyle; U13s Player of the Year; Shea Donnelly; U13s Most Improved Player; Connor Campbell; U14s Player of the Year: Arian Devlin; U14s Most Improved Player; Shea Donnelly; U16s Player of the year; Donovan Shields; U16s most Improved; Fintan McClure; U12s Player of the Year; Orlagh Gavin; U12s Most Improved; Nicole Taggart; U14s Player of the year: Alicia Coyle and Sionnan Bell; U14s Most Improved; Lucy O’Neill; U16s Player of the year; Cassie McClure; U16s Most Improved; Caoimhe O’Neill; All round player of the year; Sinead O’Neill. The club would like to thank everyone who helped out on Sunday to make it such a great success.

This week the shop will be open this Friday from 7.30 t0 9pm and on Saturday from 3-5. This is your chance to collect any of the Merchandise that you may have ordered for Christmas.

The AGM will take place next year on the 13th January.

Zumba classes will continue in the club on Tuesday and Friday nights at 6.30pm. Zumba also takes place on a Wednesday night 8-9 in the big hall and starting next week Zumba is on a Monday morning from 10 to 11 price £3.50. Pilates takes place on Monday night from 7 - 8pm. Pilates will also take place now on a Friday morning from 10 to 11, all are welcomed to attend.

On Saturday there is a dance class from 10 to 4. All types of dancing will be covered from modern, tap and ballet. All are welcomed to attend.

Bellyblasts take place on Wednesday night 7-8. Everyone is welcomed to attend these sessions. All classes £3.50.

The Community Centre facilities are available for private bookings. To book sports facilities contact Dee Burke on 07740190221 and Social Club bookings contact Alerian Taggart on 07841702742.

Sympathy is extended to the Devlin family Brocagh on their recent sad bereavement.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 10th December were 6, 9, 27, 28. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, there was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. This weeks Jackpot is £3250. There will be no Lotto Draw for week commencing 24th December and the next Draw after that will be Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

DVDs of the Fight Night and All Ireland campaign and Gala(2007/08) are available to order from Mickey McAleer or any committee member. Cost is Fight Night £15, All Ireland/Gala £20 or both for £30.

The Annual General Meeting of Rock St. Patricks will take place in the Mobile on Sunday 6th January 2013 at 2pm. All with an interest in the affairs of the club are encouraged to attend and new members are also encouraged and welcome to attend.

The club wish all our members, players, sponsors and supporters a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful New Year in 2013.

It was with much sadness that we learned of the death of former Kerry great Paidi O’Se, a true GAA legend and sportsman. May he Rest in Peace.


Irish dancing Classes in the Des Fox Pavilion will finish for the holidays on Monday 17th December and resume on Monday January 7; 6-7pm for children and 7-8pm for adults. 

First round of Senior Scor is Friday 25th January. Anyone wishing to take part or help out should contact Ciara McAtasney.

Just a big pat on the back to all who helped plan, prepare, ‘execute,’ attended and tidied up for the Club Christmas Bazaar last Sunday- what a great afternoon it was for young and old.

The clubs annual general meeting will be held in the Des Fox Pavilion on Sunday 6th January at 2:30pm. Nomination forms obtainable from Brendan Currie. Mass for the clubs deceased members will also be on the 6th January. More details to follow.

Our annual Christmas Event, Married Men v Single Men is being held on the 28th December 2012. We are trying to encourage as many past and present members/players as possible to come along for a day’s craic. As part of the day’s event we are making this a Reunion of the 1985 Intermediate League and Championship (Double) winning team and would love to see you there on the day to meet up with all of your old friends. Anybody who has a video of the 1985 final could you please contact Brendan Nelis.

The itinerary for the day is the following: At 2.30pm we will host the Married Men v Single Men. So we are keen to get as many past players stripped out for this. If you would rather not play, please still come along and watch from the Des Fox Pavilion. This will be followed by some refreshments. At 5pm we will have a Night at Races in the Des Fox Pavilion. At 8pm Music and Entertainment will be provided by Stevie O’Neill.

Any club members interested in coaching any youth teams next year please contact Joe Mc Caul. Even if it’s only to help out. Any age group. 

The Club would like to congratulate minor player Ruairi Devlin who won a college all-star for hurling at centre half back.


Last week’s Nifty Fifty winner was Mr E Donnelly of Derryvale and the winning ticket was sold by Gareth McGrath. The winner didn’t match the bonus number so that £5000 jackpot is still there to be won. For your chance to win why not purchase a ticket from any of our weekly sellers? Better still, sign up for club membership at £5 per month by direct debit and you’ll be entered in the next fifty draws from the date of joining. With Christmas coming, why not take a chance. See any committee member for details.

Awards just keep coming Eoghan Ruadh’s way this season. Twenty five years on from when his father Pádraig captained Queen’s University Hurlers in the Fitzgibbon Cup final, earning a Combined Universities Hurling selection to boot, young Ruairí Devlin was this week named on the Ulster Colleges All-Star Hurling team at centre-half back. Congratulations to Ruairí, his proud parents and his school.

The draw has now been made for the second Dan Morgan Memorial Masters Ball-Wall Hurling Competition. Featuring two sections, one for current players and another for veterans the competition will be played off between 31st December 2012 and 13th January 2013. Tómas Colton and Pádraig Devlin are taken to contest the veteran’s final according to those in the know. John Devlin defends his title in the section reserved for current players against a host of young pretenders..

As usual the club monks (that’s those without current girlfriends in tow), have been busily using their spare time to draft some very funny pages on a range of social media manuscripts. All sorts of spoof scenarios are beginning to appear. These range from all the latest betting on the forthcoming competitions as well as betting on the upcoming Christmas Jumpers Night for all the club coaches. All club coaches and officials are asked to assemble at Cano’s this Thursday evening, preferably wearing their favourite Christmas Jumper. The winner will enjoy a shopping trip to Belfast with Cathal and Paula, all night parking at Castle Court with midnight return the following night.

Now a plug for this year’s club calendar and this year designer Cathal McErlean has really surpassed himself. So if your son or grandson played any part in Eoghan Ruadh’s clean sweep this year, you really ought to own one of these historic mementos. Every team is featured including events throughout the year that took Eoghan Ruadh far and wide. The calendars are available from Cathal McErlean right up to the end of the week, if you want one in time for Christmas and really are worth the £10 cost. So hurry as I hear stocks are fast running out.


Clogher Éire Óg’s 75 Gala Celebration Night is now only 9 Weeks away. As the countdown to our biggest night takes place, tickets are still available. The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran has come onboard with an on the night spot prize for 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast plus a 4 Ball Golfing outing at the famous Bundoran Golf Course and also O’Neill’s Sports Wear have manufactured a new design official club flag to mark the Special 75th anniversary event.

Contact committee members to book your ticket for the biggest night in the club history.

Calling all past and present Gaels..Dust off your boots for the highlight of the winter season – the annual married men versus singles match will take place on Sunday December 30that St Patrick’s Park. Refreshments will be served in the clubrooms afterwards. This year’s annual clash between the veterans and the young guns should once again prove a tight decider.

The County Scor commences on 25th January. It is hoped that we could kick off our anniversary year with a strong presence in this competition. Anyone interested or know of someone willing to represent the club in Scor in 2013, especially in the areas of Solo Singing, Recitation or instrumental please contact Sean McCaughey on 85549521.

Final call for the draw. 900 Litres of oil for £2!! Tickets are still available from the players and committee members. Draw takes place on Sunday night after Lotto. (NB: All sold Tickets plus any not sold must be returned to Eugene no later than Sat evening)

Mass for deceased members of the club will be held on Sunday 23rd December at 9.00am. We continue to remember all the past members who played a part in our club through our 75 year history.

Finally...a very merry Christmas to all of the Clogher Gaels both at home and abroad as we come to the end of another year for our club. Thank you to everyone for all your support throughout the year. This year has brought us mixed fortunes but now we continue to look forward to 2013 as a club and as we move into our 75th anniversary. Let’s all work together to make 2013 a memorable year for our club both on the football field and in every other way. Be part of it in any way you can ....

Lotto No’s 3, 11, 12, 17. Jackpot £5,700. £10 Lucky dip: Kate Bogue, Artie McElroy, Sam Henry c/o Feeneys Bar, Dgn, Kathleen Maguire and Veronica Barkey


Eglish St. Patrick’s G.A.C. would like to wish all its players, members and supporters, at home and overseas, and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

The Lotto result for Monday 10 December was as follows: winning numbers were 1, 17, 19 and 21. There were six ‘Match 3’ winners: Denise Galvin, Marian Daly, Annette Jordan, Paul McGrath, Terry Lunny and Peter Corrigan. The next Lotto draw will be held on Monday 17 December, Jackpot is £6,450.


The lotto numbers for Friday 14th December were 14, 19, 20 and 30. Match three winners included Laura Mullan, Roisin Scullion, Sarah Conlan, Ann Hanna, Eli Kelly and Pat Leonard. Next weeks jackpot is £5,900.

The U21 team was defeated in the Championship semi final by Eskra on Sunday.

Ulster Minor Championship semi final is fixed for  1:30pm on Boxing Day at St Paul’s Belfast, Ardboe will play the Derry champions Glen.

Gaelic start is now finished for the year. Thanks to all parents who have helped out for the past six weeks, to Mr Canavan and the school for use of the premises and to caretaker Eugene Curran for opening and closing each week.

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

Youth presentation night for all boys and girls aged 10 and under was held in the Parish Centre on Saturday, thanks to the Parish Centre and staff for accommodating the evening as usual.

The Southern Area Hospice will be hosting a fundraising night in Ardboe Parish Centre on Boxing night to help raise much needed funds for the Hospice. Why not celebrate Christmas in style on boxing night with the fabulous Flyin’ Fiddle taking to the stage! Tickets are on sale at £5 and are available from local shops and the Parish Centre. Alternatively contact Tracey Muldoon (07703024614).

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.

Ardboe GFC would like to wish all its players, members and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


The club’s AGM will now take place in January, more details will follow.

The annual club dinner dance is scheduled for the Greenvale hotel on Friday 1st Feb.

DVD’s of come dance with Derrylaughan can now be ordered from Orlaigh McAliskey priced at £5.

The club merchandise is available from Philip McCourt on 07766334248. If anyone wishes to purchase merchandise for xmas it is important that you contact Philip asap.

The POP (Promoting our Participation) programme for teenagers currently running on Monday evenings at the Washingbay Centre needs material to make Christmas decorations. If you have suitable material or a surplus of old decorations the group would by very grateful if you could donate these to them. This can be left at the Centre on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 p.m. The POP (Promoting our Participation) programme for teenagers currently running on Monday evenings at the Washingbay Centre needs material to make Christmas decorations. If you have suitable material or a surplus of old decorations the group would by very grateful if you could donate these to them. This can be left at the Centre on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 p.m.

The club would like to wish all its members, supporters and players a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Casement Park will be the venue for this year’s Annual Christmas Charity Football fixtures between An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg and O’Donovan Rossa G.A.C. (Antrim) on Thursday December 27. This will be the sixth year in which the adult men’s teams from both clubs will play for the Gary O’Callaghan and Gerardine White Memorial Shield, while the ladies senior teams from An Mhaigh and Rossa will once again go head-to-head for the Mark McCann and Liam Murray Memorial Cup. The ladies match will throw-in at 1pm, with the men’s match taking place immediately afterwards at 2.15pm. Food and refreshments will be served later that afternoon in The Hunting Lodge, Stewartstown Road, where there will also be a special presentation of the cups to the winning team captains. All proceeds from this year’s charity football event will go towards The Friends of Cancer Centre.

Club members and friends of all ages are invited to take part in a 5k Walk or 10k Run for Charity on Sunday 30th December at 12pm – weather permitting. All proceeds will go towards The Friends of Cancer Centre. Those taking part will set off from the Clubhouse and will be guided along a designated route before finishing up at our club grounds again around lunch-time. Club representatives will also be on hand throughout the day to accept voluntary donations for this very worthy cause. Everyone welcome!

Our club held its Annual General Meeting in the Frankie Duffy Clubroom at Páirc Thír na nÓg on Tuesday 11th December. A committed band of An Mhaigh Gaels were in attendance on a cold wintry night to reflect on the events of the year just ending and also look ahead to what we hope will be a bright and successful future for the club.

The convention opened as always with two very detailed and well presented annual reports from our long-serving An Rúnaí Mary Daly and An Cisteoir Raymond McKeown. These were followed by a forward-thinking and passionate address from outgoing An Cathaoirleach Peter McKearney, who announced he would be stepping down from his Chairman’s post after four years. Peter Duffy and Colin Mackle were then called upon to preside over a new election of officers to serve the club in the year ahead. Those elected for 2013 were: Honorary Presidents – Malachy O’Neill and Fr John Hughes CC; Honorary Vice Presidents - Fr Dermot McCaul, Jackie Duffy, Plunkett Donaghy, Frankie McQuade, Tom Jordan and Mickey Kavanagh; Chairman – Philip McQuade; Vice Chairman – Peter McKearney; Secretary - Mary Daly; Treasurer - Raymond McKeown; Registrar – Paddy McKeown; P.R.O. – Colin Mackle; Executive Committee – Philip McCann, Aiden McCormack, Martin Conroy and Cathy O’Neill; Ladies Secretary – Eimear Gildernew; Men’s Player Representative – Ryan O’Neill; Ladies Player Representative – Alice Murphy; Youth Chairperson – Martin Conroy; County Delegate – Raymond McKeown; Development Officer – Francie McQuade; ASAP Officer – Eimear Gildernew. A number of other club positions are to be filled and sub-committees formed during the early part of the year, so it is hoped that all members will play their part by answering the call and carrying on the good work of previous generations. An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. needs the help of all its members and volunteers in the year ahead.

A special Adult Presentation and Club Tír na nÓg Appreciation Evening took place in the Ryandale on Sunday. Gaels who were in attendance on the night witnessed the presentation of the annual club awards as well as hearing about the benefits and merit of our Club Tír na nÓg scheme. For more information on Club Tír na nÓg, please contact our Development Officer Francie McQuade or any member of the club committee.

We at An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. would like to sign off for 2012 by wishing all our members, players, sponsors, supporters, friends and fellow Gaels a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. Season’s greetings to one and all. Nollaíg Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.


All Fianna Management positions for the 2013 season are now open, applications must be in writing and handed in to the Chairman Gerard McStravick 07900345319 or Gerry Galvin(youth officer) 07703685823, deadline is 9pm on Jan 19.

Our Clubs AGM will take place in Annagher, January 20th 2.30pm. All members who wish to obtain a nomination form are to do so through our club secretary Jarlath Devlin, he will distribute them on the 10th & 11th of Jan 7pm-9pm in the Clubrooms.

Our Lotto jackpot increases to £1000, no winner last time out. The numbers drawn were 7-15-20-24, there was 12 people who chose 3 of these numbers, Ann O Neill, Ann McShane, Paddy Skelton, Malachy Timlin, Maggie McKeown, Cyril Shields, Peter Lowe, Ignatius O Neill, Margaret O Neill, Kitty Graham, Maura Cullen and Ann Cummingham. Next draw is 18th Dec. Thanks for playing !!

The Club shop is open for all your Christmas orders, Tues 7pm-9pm, Thurs 7pm-9pm and Sat 9am-2pm.

The winter training for the youth in St Josephs College is now over for 2012, it will resume early next year, the dates and times will be in the weekly notes asap. Next Sunday we are staging a disco for all kids under 6 through to under 12, the venue is the Parochial Centre from 4pm-6pm, the special guest on the day will be Santa Claus !!!

The 2012 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, anyone who wishes to dispose of old/used clothing please use this clothes bank as the Club gains financially for all clothing collected at this location.

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 the shop or con@lowe5.freeserve.co.uk. No later than Sunday evening 6pm.


A large gathering of footballers, parents and coaches enjoyed the Youth Presentation night in the Torrent Complex last weekend. After refreshments Peter Harte, Errigal Ciaran and Emma Hegarty Donaghmore, presented the awards to the various winners and spoke of their own successes to date. Both these young sports stars relayed the fulfilment that they receive from their participation in Gaelic Games, and outlined how it requires long term commitment and dedication to achieve great things. We in Donaghmore were very grateful for their contribution to Saturday night’s events. In addition to the various youth team certificate presentations, the award winners were as follows:

Boys: U16 Most Improved Player: Dominic Rush. U16 Player Of the Year: Aidan Quinn; U14 M.I.P: Darach Mc Cluskey. P.O.Y: Dermot Mc Cann. U13 M.I.P:Ciaran Ross and P.O.Y: Eoin Kavanagh. Girls:

U18 M.I.P: Danielle O’Neill and P.O.Y: Helen Mc Aleer. U16 M.I.P: Sinead Conlon and P.O.Y: Molly Mc Gahan.U14 M.I.P Helen Mc Guigan and Leah Daly, POY: Cara Hughes

The winning numbers this week were 11, 12, 13 and 18. M Mc Cluskey, Mary Faloon and Ciaran O’Donnell shared the weekly prize. If Lotto jackpot was not won on Monday, all entered tickets will be entered into a draw for five prizes of £100.

Congratulations to Kevin McGuigan who scooped the £1000 prize, after a successful last man standing competition.

Best wishes for a happy, safe and enjoyable Christmas are extended to all our club members, supporters and friends both at home and abroad. As we look forward to 2013 it promises to be a significant milestone for our club. Twenty five years will have passed since arguably the most successful year in our history - 1988. What a year that was for the club - a Tyrone league, championship and All Ireland Under 14 Feile win, a senior Intermediate championship win, an Ulster Scor title amongst the many achievements. 2013 will also see the tenth anniversary of the founding of Donaghmore Ladies GAA which has grown in strength and participation, year on year. Ten years ago we launched our centenary book in the old Youth Club, now we enjoy the facilities of the magnificent Torrent Complex. Tyrone won their first ever Sam Maguire, now we have amassed three. In the last ten years we have seen three Donaghmore men lift Sam Maguire on the steps of the Hogan stand alongside their team mates, and many more all Ireland Minor and Hogan Cup participants. We have also of course played in 3 O’Neill cup semi – finals, reached a minor championship final and won several youth league titles, so it has been 10 years of significant progress at so many levels from our centenary year, and maybe the best is yet to come….


The club AGM took place on Friday 7th December and a very successful meeting returned the following:- Ciaran McCloskey (Chairman), Frank Hughes (Vice Chairman), Kevin Montague (Secretary), Gary McKiver (Assistant Secretary), Malachy Donnelly (Treasurer), Eithne Hughes (Assistant Treasurer), Martin O’Neill (County Board Rep.), Claire Bell (PRO), Martin Morris (Insurance Officer), Youth Officer-TBC. Committee members:- Sean Donnelly, Niall Bell, Martin Hurl, Justin Campbell, Charlie McKee & Sean McCloskey.

Lotto numbers for w/e 9th December are 9, 11, 15 & 23. No winner or match 3 winners; Malachy Hanna, Oranbeg Heights - £25. Meal voucher for the Famous Grouse was won by Seamus McCloskey. Next weeks jackpot £1100. All sellers reminded to have ticket returns in by Sunday evening.

In conjunction with Saint Brigid’s Camogie Club we are staging ‘Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat’ during February /March 2013. Rehearsals continue Sunday 16th December. Everyone welcome.

All club merchandise being sold at Forbes Vivo. New club football gloves & hoodies (limited stock) also available. Big Fight Night DVD also available priced at £5. All proceeds towards football club.

The clothes bin is now located at Forbes Vivo. All donations very much appreciated.

Under 14 winter training programme continues on Wednesday 19th December from 8-9pm. Anybody who feels they can contribute time towards this is asked to contact Niall Bell on 07796826503.

The committee and members of Brocagh Emmetts extend their deepest sympathy to the Devlin family (Gortnaglough) on the death of our loyal member Jim Joe, uncle of playing members Damien & John Paul.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Xmas and Prosperous New Year.


Derrytresk dates for Christmas period: Christmas Eve: open Noon to 6pm, Christmas Day: 11.30am to 1.30pm and 7pm to 10.30pm. Boxing Day: open 12 noon to late. Thursday 27th December: Pool Tournament @ 2pm. December 28: Darts Tournament @ 2pm. December 29: Traditional Music Session. Monday December 31: 12pm to late. New Years Eve Music by Nickle and Dime. New Years Day: 12pm to 12am. Any one wishing to purchase that last minute Christmas present Limited Derrytresk merchandise available, Ring or Text Deirdre on 07763766563.

Christmas raffle Tickets £1 each Book of 6 £5. 1st prize Hamper, 2nd prize Turkey, 3rd prize Bottle whiskey/vodka, 4th prize sweets.

Quiz dates for your Calender Football and Camogie: 24th January, 21st February, 21st March.

Membership due must be paid by 1st March {No EXCEPTIONS} Adults £20 O.A.P £10 Youth {U16} £5.

Happy Birthday wishes goes to Caolan Corr and Gareth Devlin who celebrate their 18th Birthdays this week. Derrytresk would like to take this opportunity to wish all our supporters, patrons, families and footballers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2013.


The annual Christmas Charity football fixture between the Over 25’s and Under 25’s will take place at the club on St Stephen’s Day, 26th Dec. All proceeds will be dontated to local charity.

The Youth club has closed until Friday 4th January when all activities will resume.

The indoor bowling season is now underway on Sunday evenings at 8pm in the clubrooms. New members of all ages welcome.

Irish dancing has now changed to 6.30pm on Monday evenings. All welcome.

Entrants are now required to participate in Scór Sinsear in Janurary/February. Please contact Brónagh Conroy for further details.

Zumba continues on Wednesday nights at 8.30 in the vlub rooms.

Last weeks lotto numbers: 1,14,18 and 23. There were two winners.

Cash for Clubs Clothes bank is still situated beside the club rooms. This is a great facility to dispose of any unwanted clothes etc and the club benefits financially from this scheme.

Killyman GFC would like to take this opportunity to wish all members, players and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!