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A full committee meeting will be held on Monday 21st January at 8pm and all committee members are asked to attend.

The club is hosting the launch of Gerard McAtasney’s excellent new book entitled Tom Clarke, Life, Liberty, Revolution” in the Ranfurly House Arts Centre at Hill of The O’Neill starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 31st January. The book is a fascinating insight into the life of Tom Clarke.

Any member who wants to help with managing, coaching or just helping out with a team is asked to contact a committee member this week.

The Cash for Clubs Clothes bank is beside the clubrooms and is a good opportunity

to dispose of unwanted clothes and help the club.

Lotto numbers for Sunday January 7 were 13, 16, 17 and 24 and there were five match 3s. The Jackpot now stands at £3,200.


Parents and guardians of our underage members, boys and girls, should note dates and times for club youth registration at clubrooms: Thursday 17th at 7.30pm for boys u8, u10 and u12; 8.30pm for boys u14, u16 and u18; Thursday 24th at 7.30pm for girls u8, u10 and u12; 8.30pm for girls u14, u16 and u18. For further information, please contact our club’s Youth Co-ordinator Martin Conroy or any member of the club committee.

A new recruitment drive has got under way for Club Tír na nÓg in 2013. Existing members and prospective new members will be contacted with a view to either renewing their membership or joining this exciting and ever expanding scheme for the first time.

The donations made by members of Club Tír na nÓg since its formation in 2009 have been vital in funding our day-to-day activities and improving our club development and facilities. This membership scheme is our biggest club fundraiser and is open to any individual, family or business wishing to join. If you would like to learn more about the benefits and values of Club Tír na nÓg, please contact our Development Officer Francie McQuade, club official Ryan O’Neill orany member of An Mhaigh G.A.C.’s committee. “Nil tobar ar bith gan chosan”.

Ordinary club membership for 2013 is now due. The fees for this year are as follows: Adult £40 and Youth £20. For families with three or more children, the cost for total youth membership will be £50. New members, and those who wish to renew their membership, should note that payment can be made to any member of the club committee. The closing date for ordinary club membership is Thursday 28th February, 2013.

The preliminary round of Scór Sinsear will be held on the weekend of Friday 25th to Sunday 27th January. Our club hope to be represented include: Amhránaíocht Aonaoir (Solo Singing); Aithriseoireacht (Recitation); Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group); and Tráth na gCeisteanna (Question Time). The aim for our senior club participants will be to emulate the feats of our junior members who excelled themselves at the 2012 Scór na nÓg; to be involved contact either Caoimhe or Liam Lynch (Cultural Officers) now.

It was with deep regret and sadness that the committee, players and members of An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. learned of the death last week of Mrs Rita McParland, much loved mother of our esteemed member Fionnuala Kelly, mother-in-law of Raymond and loving grandmother of playing member Jack. To them and the entire family circle, we offer our sincerest condolences. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Plans are currently undeway to host two major fundraising events - ‘Night at the Races’ in a local premises next month and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in October. Watch for further details!

Yoga has restarted again in St John’s Primary School, Moy each Monday evening at 7pm. Everyone welcome!


Annual presentation Night is on Saturday 26th January in the Bardic. On the night individual awards will be presented as well as the medals to our successful Ladies Intermediate Championship winners. The club invites players, members, sponsors and supporters to this event, a chance for us as a club to show our appreciation for all your work, support and effort for 2012.

Club Donaghmore is taking on a new format for 2013. All paid up members will now be entered into a monthly draw for two prizes- £150 and £50. The first draw is at the presentation night on the 26th. The money raised from Club Donaghmore will upgrade our facilities. Ask any committee member for details on how to join. All support is needed and greatly appreciated.

Ladies AGM on 7th January had a great turnout. The players and committee thank outgoing chairperson Nuala Teague for all her hard work and dedication over the last nine years. New chairperson is Paula Daly and PRO is Aislin McGlone. The committee wish all club teams good luck for the new season. Next meeting Monday 21st at 6.30pm, new members welcome!

Membership for 2013 is now due. Payments can be made to registrar Margaret Gallagher or any committee member: £20 per Adult. £30 for husband & wife. £10 student / OAP.

Lotto numbers 7, 13, 16, 24, five match 3 winners: Paula Donaghy, Liam Donaghy, Ursula Little, Una Sherry and Declan Hackett receiving £20. Next draw Monday 14th, Jackpot £2,600.


The committee for 2013 was elected on Thursday:

Honorary Presidents: Vinnie Devlin, Frank Cavanagh, Barney Cavanagh, Austin Currie, Pat McAtasney; Chairman Brendan Nelis; Vice Chairman: Joe McGuckin; Secretary Brendan Currie; Assistant Secretary Liam Nelis; Treasurer Gary Currie; Assistant Treasurer Paul Maxwell; County Board Rep Aidan Currie; Youth Officer Mark McReynolds; Assistant youth officer Joe McCaul; Pro Sean Boyle; Registrar Ciaran O’Connor; Camogie officer Deirdre Varsani; Player’s rep Ciaran O’Connor; Ladies officer Donna Mc Crory; Children’s officer Fionnaula McGrath; committee members Ciara McAtasney, John Mallon, Sean Quinn, Barry Cullen, Cathal Mallon, Austin Mooney, Mick McGuckin, Paddy Hughes.

There’s a youth meeting for anyone interested in managing or helping youth teams, boys and girls, on Friday 18th at 7.30pm in the Des Fox Pavilion.

There’s a finance and funding meeting for anyone interested in helping with raising much needed finance on Tuesday 15th at 8pm in Pavilion.

Activities in the Des Fox Pavilion: Monday Irish dancing 6-7pm beginners and 7-8pm advanced; Tuesday Keep fit 7.30-8.30pm; Wednesday B-FIT 7.30-8.30pm.

Membership is now due, payments to Ciaran O’Connor or a committee member: £20 adults, £30 couple, £40 family, £10 students; sign up to the members draw at £20 a month for 12 months: contact Gary Currie or a committee member now.

Lotto numbers for Monday 7th - 4,16,21,22 bonus 15. Lucky dip winner Rona Mallon. Lotto collectors this week Joe McGuckin,Gary Currie.

Winners for December draw: £500 Raymond Currie, £200; Niall McKearney, £100 Pat McAtasney, Austin Mooney and John Currie. £50 winners - Christopher Coulter,Mary Boyle, Ciaran O’Connor, Sean O’Connor, Joe McCurry, Mick McGuckin, Eileen McGee, Aileen McGinnity, Adrian Kilpatrick and Cormac O’Donnell. Thanks to everyone in members draw and hopefully they will continue to support in 2013.

First round of senior scor is Friday 25th January; contact Ciara Mc Atasney.

Under a new ruling from congress all youth players, boys and girls will have to wear a mouth

guard in training sessions and matches.

The senior and reserves are running a “Last Man Standing” competition for Premier League games, cost £10; on sale from all players and committee members; entries to be in before Tuesday 28th January; contact Joe McGuckin 07841 927437.

If you have anything for notes, ring Sean 07876 715652 or email edendorkpro@yahoo.co.uk


The annual dinner dance of Derrytresk Fir an Chnoic and Derrytresk Cailini an Chnoic will take place on Friday 22nd February; We will give more details later.

Joker for sale every week can be got from any committee member or from behind the bar

Jackpot 960 draw takes place every Sunday night in club. Winners of monthly draw: £300 Sean Hagan, £100 Sean Doris and D and N O’Donnell.

Derrytresk Fir an Chnpoic offers its sincere sympathy to the Dillion family, Coalisland on the sudden death of Lee - older brother of playing member Jay, and also to the Hackett family Augher on their breavements.


Lotto w/e 6th January - 4, 12, 16, 19. Match 3s James Boyle C/O Quinfresh, Gabriel Burke, Brocagh, both £25. Meal voucher for Famous Grouse -Donal Dorman, Brocagh; jackpot is £1140, ticket returns to be in by Sunday evening.

Membership can be paid to any committee member; players MUST pay £20 membership.

All players up to and including minor are required to wear mouthguard in games and practice.

A disco for Primary School children will be held in the coming weeks, details will follow shortly.

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

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

U14 winter training programme in Castlebay on Wednesday 8-9pm. All lads asked to attend to improve fitness levels. Cover charge £2 per child.

The club extend their deepest sympathy to the McCann and Taggart families, Derrylaughan and

also the Hackett family, Augher.


The AGM is on Sunday 20th in the washingbay centre at 6pm. The annual club dinner dance is scheduled for the Greenvale hotel on Friday 1st

February where tickets will be available soon.

The club has booked a Cardiac screening session for Saturday 23rd February. There will be two technicians (at least one will be female) and each screening takes 5-7 minutes. Each person being screened is required to complete a questionnaire which can be completed beforehand or on the day. Those who are U16 will require parental/guardian consent and the screening is open to all between the ages of 14-35 years at a cost of £35 per person. The screening is open to all members of the public as well. Bookings can be made by phoning 07936 383582.

There are no music classes until further notice.

The club merchandise is available on request from Philip McCourt on 07894 402744.

It is mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions for all up to and including minor. If a player refuses to comply he can be sent off and players will not be covered under Player Injury Scheme if not wearing one. Any mouthguard with CE mark on it is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.

Anyone with a key to the clubrooms that isn’t required is asked to hand it back to Bronagh asap.

Coaching education courses: foundation award course in Brackaville on Saturday 19th; MUSA, Cookstown on Saturday Feb 9, Eglish on Saturday Feb 23 and in Augher on Saturday Mar 2; Award one youth/adult course in Stewartstown on Feb 1, 2 and 23. If interested in any contact JJ Coney.


Annual Brian Buí Taggart Road Hurling Tournament is on Sat 26th at Clochóg, registration at 10am, open to teams of 3 players over 14. Entry fee £15 per team. The route is through townands of Cloghóg, Lower Meenagh and Drummurrer. Any queries contact Paul 07747 301263.

Annual Club Dinner Dance is on Sat 26th in The Gables, Carland. Tickets are £22.50 from Ryan 07834 906992. U16s must be accompanied by a parent. Disco after the dinner and presentations.

The minors travelled to Dunloy on Sunday for North Antrim 9-a-side Indoor series. They hurled against Ballycastle, Lavey, Kevin Lynches and Oisín, Glenariff. Report next week. They do it again next Sunday; meet at Clochóg 12:45pm.

Táin League is for seniors and begins on Sat 2nd Feb, 2pm away against Éire Óg, An Charraig Mhór.

Next meeting of An Coiste is Mon 4th Feb,7.30pm in pavilion; excuses must be given to An Rúnaí.

U12s, U10s coaching recommences this Thurs 6.30-7.30pm in Hall, U8s,U6s recommences on Tues 29th 6.30-7.30pm in the Hall. both £1 for Hall

Handball is running again, Wed in Hall. Primary School Ages 7-8pm. Secondary 8-9pm. £1 for Hall.

Next Lotto draw is Mon 21 Jan. Jackpot £1500.

Irish Language evening classes will begin this Monday 14th January 2013. Seamas Galvin will facilitate the intermediate group while Christina Owens will facilitate the beginners group. Classes will begin at 7pm. This service is free of charge, tea and coffee provided during the break.

NCC expresses its deepest sympathy to McCann Family and Taggart Family in Derrylaughan on bereavements of Alice Anne (McCann) and Sarah (Taggart). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanamacha.


The annual presentation is on Friday 25th January

in Crannon Inn at 8pm, forpost primary, U14, Feile, U16, Minor and seniors. Underage players must be accompanied by parent/adult.

The AGM is on Sunday 27th January at 12 noon in thesports hall.


24, three winners including Winnie O’Neill and Angela McVeigh. Next week’s jackpot is £6,300.

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

Underage players, up to and including minor players, must wear mouthguards in training and matches, information at www.gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/mouthguards/

SlimFit is now up and running. The programme has had a massive response and is still open for registration should anyone wish to join.

Tracey Muldoon thanks everyone who attended and donated funds to the Southern Area Hospice following a very successful fundraising night in Ardboe Hall on Boxing Night! A special thanks to The Flyin’ Fiddle who entertained the crowds. Amount raised was £1636.32 for a worthy cause helping to provide invaluable support and care to people living suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS.


First Nifty Fifty winner of New Year was Anne Hughes of Meadowvale, ticket sold by u12 player Ronan Boyle. Anne didn’t match bonus number.

Youth Officer Cathal McErlean is keen to hear from anyone interested in coaching or managing, or indeed just helping out, with any of our youth teams. Contact cathal50bob@hotmail.com

On Saturday Eoghan Ruadh dispatched four teams to separate venues for the North Antrim u12 Indoor Leagues. It was a great day of hurling with the teams winning ten, drawing six and losing eight. It’s likely that we will qualify for divisions one, four, five and six after the initial seeding, top two in each division contesting the finals. Thanks to Cathal, Pádraig, Tomas and Paul and all those who helped out.

The second Dan Morgan Ball Wall Memorial Competition is now in full swing, Cathal McErlean, John Devlin and Tomas Colton qualifying for the next round. Michael McErlean, Pádraig Devlin, Gareth McGrath and that man Colton again, have qualified for the masters section.

Pádraig Pearses Senior Hurling Club from Galway will be guests of Eoghan Ruadh on the lastweekend of January. Pádraig Pearses represent the Ballymacward/Gurteen parish in Co. Galway

and field teams from U10 to Senior. Formed in 1966 they have won four County Intermediate titles and 2010 Connacht title. Players have represented Galway at all levels. Cyril Donnellan and Fearghal Flannery are part of the Galway Senior panel. Anyone interested in providing accommodation is asked to contact Cathal. This is their second visit, U14 team here in 2012 after hosting Eoghan Ruadh in 2011 Féile na nGael.

Dinner Dance-Presentation is Saturday February 2 in Gables. Tickets £20 (£10 for U16s who must be accompanied by a parent). Ticket only, these must be purchased well in advance. Work is under way for Club Cycle, details ironed out at Monday at committee meeting, 20:45 usual venue.


Last week’s lotto numbers were 2, 8, 13 and 23. One matched three numbers; Kerri Lennon. Next week’s jackpot is £950.

Pilates continues this week at the usual time, Zumba is starting back on 21st. Kids dance class start back on 26th at 10am; this includes all types of dance, modern to tap. Kettlebell is in the club on Tuesday and Friday at 7.45pm, places limited, contact 07518 448942 to see if there is space.

Facilities are available for private bookings, sports facilities contact Dee Burke 07740 190221, Social Club contact Alerian Taggart on 07841 702742.

The club extend sympathy to the Donnelly family Coalisland on the death of Willie. R.I.P


All management positions are open, applications in writing handed to chairman Gerard McStravick 07900 345319 or Gerry Galvin, youth officer, 07703 685823, deadline 9pm on January 19.

AGM is in Annagher this Sunday, 20th 2.30pm. It is hoped with such a strong membership that Fianna can move constructively forward with a working committee enhanced by new members. By spreading the workload and expertise in fields such as fundraising, finance, teams, development, youth, Coalisland Fianna can maximise potential and meet the demands of the modern day club.

Lotto jackpot has increased to £1200, seven had 3 numbers: Maura McClure, Tom Sullivan, Peter Quinn, Joe Doyle, Ryan Winters, Denise Gervin and Shane O’Hagan; numbers were 9-13-14-21. Training for the U6s, U8s, U10s in St Josephs College resumes this Friday 7-8pm, All welcome!!

Registration for girls teams, U12s to Minors, is this Friday night in club 7-8pm, cost per player £10. New players at all levels are welcome as is anyone who would like to coach or help.

Coalisland Fianna extends its sympathy to the Donnelly family on their bereavement.