Tyrone Times Club Chats


Can all youth coaches please email Liam Nicholas a list of all team members for each age group both boys and girls to liamnicholas1910@yahoo.co.uk

Glenelly GFC are hosting a Halloween Bash in Leos Bar at 10pm on Friday 26th October. Dress to impress, spooktacular prizes to be won!

Congratulations are extended to Sean McConnell who guided Naomh Padraig Lifford to promotion at the weekend. Congratulations also to Michael Kennedy who has joined new Dublin Manager Jim Gavin’s backroom team as selector.


Last week lotto numbers were 6, 14, 16 and 24. There were no jackpot winners. Two matched three numbers; Brenda Killey and Kevin Devlin. Nexts weeks jackpot is £700.

Last Saturday the seniors played their last game of the year. With Paul Coney scoring two excellent goals and Connor McAliskey scoring 1-4 the Rahillys ran out winners on a score line of 3-10 to 1-11. We can now look forward to a league playoff but at this moment our opponents haven’t being decided yet.

The club would like to congratulate Connor McAliskey on finishing the top scorer in division 1 this year with a total of 12-66 (102 points).

The Mickey Robinson tournament will take place on the 10th November and the Molly O’Neill will take place on the 17th November.

If anyone wants to purchase club merchandise for Christmas, please place a pre order at the club shop during the normal opening hours with a deposit before 24th November. Items not ordered cannot be guaranteed. The club shop opens on a Friday night from 7.30 to 8.30.

A few dates for your diary: keep Saturday 10th November free for a Ceili and keep Sunday 9th December free for a Big Bingo.

Last man standing continues this week. All people are asked to get their first teams into Gary Coney by this Friday.

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 8 – 9pm. The course is lasting for 4 weeks. The cost for the 5 week course is £20. Pilates will also take place now on a Friday morning from 9.30 to 10.30, all are welcomed to attend.

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


The seniors had a great win over Moortown on Friday night on a score line, 2-11 to 2-7. Darren McCurry was superb on the night

Monthly draw winners for September: £500 – Donal Cavanagh, £200 – Sean Boyle, £100 – Cormac O’Donnell, Maria Boyle and Raymond Currie.

Lotto numbers for Monday night 6,13,14,23 and bonus 24. Lucky dip winner was Paul Crilly.

There is a clothes bank at the entrance of the field. Anyone who wishes to dispose of any old or used clothing please do so, as the club gains financially for all clothing collected. No duvets or pillows please.

B-Fit continues on Wednesday night in the Des Fox Pavilion at 8:15pm to 9:15pm, costing £3.50. The camp is suitable for both males and females and offers the ultimate fitness solutions and caters for all levels and all ages.

New Irish dancing classes will be on Monday nights for children 6-7pm and adults 7-8pm beginning Monday 22nd October in the Des Fox Pavilion. Contact Gerard on 07871600260


There will be a presentation day held in the Iggy Jones room in O’Neill Park this Saturday 27th October to mark the achievements of the Clarkes og’s, The under 6’s and 8’s will be held from 3pm to 4pm, and under 10’s from 4pm to 5pm, all the Og’s will be presented with their Go Games Certificates for a successful years footballing, all parents are welcome.
In light of our Seniors winning the league this year Dungannon Clarkes are holding a dinner dance to celebrate the occasion, on the night the team will be presented with their winners medals and there will be other club presentations to mark what was a good year for the club, this will be held in the Golf Club on Friday 9th November at 8pm and tickets are available from Begley Sports William Street.
The Clubs Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm in the Iggy Jones room at O’Neill Park. Nomination forms are available from the Club secretary Oliver McHugh and must be returned to the secretary before Friday 2nd November.
Our U13s lost out to Dromore in the semi final of the grade 1 league on Saturday Morning , Played in Dromore It was always going to be a big ask to get a result here, but the young lads put up a gallant effort and just fell short to a useful Dromore side. Dungannon Clarkes would like to thank everyone who gave a hand with the lads this year and to all the players for a great effort and to the parents for great support.
It’s great to see Dungannon Clarkes back in Scor again; we will be participating in at least three Scor events which takes place in Carrickmore on Sunday 4th November, Categories include Irish Dancing, Quiz and solo singing, Good look to everyone involved.
Well done to Daragh Begley and Patrick Quinn who have both being nominated for the teamtalkmag.com all star team, so log onto teamtalkmag.com and get voting.
Lotto numbers for Sunday 14th October were 2, 3, 8, 22, seven matched three numbers. Jackpot stands at £2400. The draw takes place every Sunday night in McGraths bar.
Dungannon Clarkes offers its condolences to the Kerr and Mallon Family circular road on the death of Julie, and to the McDonald family Gortnasaor on the death of Bernard


There will be a presentation night 25th Octoberin the Community Centre. Presentations include Senior and Reserve Players of the year, Club Person of the Year,presentation of defribilator certificates. Refreshments will be available.

Mass for the deceased members of St Mary’s GFC will be celebrated on Sunday 11th November at 11am in St Bridget’s Chapel,Killyman.

A six week yoga class will commence in the Community Centre from Thursday 1st November. Starting time 8.30pm.

The club are holding a fundraising event on Friday 9th November in the clubrooms in the form of “A thousand pound drop”. Tickets are priced at £10 each and are available from all committee members now. With a disco and late bar after, it is sure to be a great night for all who come.

The indoor bowling season is now undeway 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

Underage coaching continues Fridays nights 6-30pm-7.30pm

Congratulations are extended to Paddy and Denise O’Hagan and Fintan and Orla McVeigh on the recent births of their children.


Let’s Get Fit is well underway on a Wednesday night in the clubrooms at 6.30pm. £10 per week. Classes include bootcamp, yoga, boxercise and pilates. plus one session of spinning and planned walks. Also, anyone who wants to partake in the classes only can do so and just pay £4 on the night. Contact Orlaith or Bronagh for more info.

The couples have been chosen for the “Come Dance....with Derrylaughan” and are working endlessly to make this a night to remember. Tickets are now on sale priced £20. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office on 07936383582.

DVDs of Give my Head Pace about Derrylaughan are now ready for collection.

A note for your diary, the annual club dinner dance is scheduled for the Greenvale hotel on Friday 1st February.

There will be a breakfast morning next Sunday 28th October from 9.30am in aid if the Cunningham/Quinn family

Congratulations to our neighbours Brackaville on winning the county junior championship, well done.


The Reserve game had to be called off against Eglish last Saturday. The Seniors finished the regular league season unbeaten, the lads defeated Eglish 1-21…2-5 .

U6, U8 and U10 training in Father Peter Campbell Park has ended, however it will resume at the end of Oct in St Joseph’s College. Keep a close eye on the notes.

There will be a meeting in the Club this Thursday 25th October 7pm sharp for all runners that intend competing in the upcoming race from the Na Fianna grounds to Croke Park. This event is scheduled to take place Saturday 6th April 2013. A £50 fee is asked to be paid from all 26 runners & drivers on the night of the meeting. This covers B&B costs for the Saturday night stay in Dublin. Further details can be obtained from Gerard Devlin 07745488885, Tony Hughes 07833594205 & Tony Quinn 07786267816.

Our Lotto was not claimed last time out, 7 people came closest choosing 3 of the 4 numbers , they where G Lyttle, Leo O Neill, Stephen Quinn, John & Laura Kelly, Veronica Quinn, Alica McHugh and Margaret O Neill. The numbers drawn were 8-14-21-22. Next Lotto Oct 23rd. Jackpot £600.

Any youth U17 interested in entering the Scor na nOg this year please contact Gerard McStravick 07900345319 or Niamh O’Hanlon 07936239037. Scor na nOg is taking place 2nd November.

Mass for our deceased members will take place at the old Chapel, 7.30pm November 2.

Calling on all members, if you have not already noticed there is a clothes bank 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.


Lotto numbers for week ending 14th October are 2, 11, 18 & 20. Match three winner £50 Jim Joe Devlin (Brocagh). Meal voucher for the Famous Grouse was won Niall Bell (Brocagh). All sellers reminded to have ticket returns in by Sunday evening.

The Fehin Dorman & Donal Davidson U21 7-a-side tournament will be held this year on Saturday 3rd November between both Brocagh & Derrytresk grounds. More details to follow.

There is a Fund Raising Quiz on Saturday 27th October at 9.30 in Castle Bay. All proceeds in aid of Camogie and football club. All support welcome.

In conjunction with Saint Brigid’s Camogie Club we are staging ‘Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat’ during February /March 2013. Anyone interested in playing a role, assisting with backstage, front stage or in any capacity please come along to Castle Bay on Sunday 28th October at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

All club merchandise is now available at Forbes Vivo. New club football gloves also available. Big Fight Night DVD is now available priced at £5. All proceeds towards football club.

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

Senior & reserve training continues, Tuesday & Friday evenings. All senior & reserve players are asked to attend, with both campaigns continuing the fixtures will be every week from now on and a full panel of players will be required.

U13 training continues this coming week on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm & Sundays from 12.30pm to 2pm at the pitch. Well done on a convincing win against Aghaloo on Saturday. Details of next match confirmed at training.

All U12, 10 & 8 training is postponed until further notice.

Anybody interested in coaching or assisting with any of the youth teams in 2013 are asked to contact Youth Officer Niall Bell on 07796826503. All help, especially from parents, is greatly appreciated.


Can all girls from U8s to Seniors please be down at the club mobile for Wednesday 24th October at 7pm for the photo shoot for our Annual Calendar.

The dark evenings are back so it’s time for the Movie nights to get

going again. First Movie night is on Friday 9th November.

This years AGM will take place on Wednesday 21st

November at 8pm. Anyone interested in Club affairs should come along.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 15th October were 1, 2, 4, 23. At the draw in McLernons Bar, one person matched three numbers: Dessie Doyle(Tirnaskea) won £100. This weeks Jackpot is £2850.

Rock completed their league programme for the year with a draw away to Stewartstown under lights on Thursday night last. In what was a very competitive match, Rock got of to a great start with Aidan McGarrity scoring a goal in the first couple of minutes. Both sides exchanged points for the remainder of the half which saw Rock lead 1-4 to 0-6 at the break. Rock looked the more likely winners when James McCreesh scored Rocks second goal in the second half but with the help of a few late points Stewartstown managed to salvage a draw which was probably a fair enough result for both teams. Final score was Stewartstown 0-15 Rock 2-9. Rock team and scorers: Barry Coyle; Collie McWilliams, Peter Girvan, Ruairi McVeigh; Mark McAleer(0-1), Ryan Crilly, Tommy Bloomer; Ciaran Gourley(0-1), Enda McWilliams; Cathal McWilliams, Conor McCreesh(0-4), Diarmaid Carroll(0-2); Eamonn Ward, James McCreesh(1-0), Aidan McGarrity(1-1). Subs: Niall McWilliams, Martin Ward.

The U13’s continued their impressive winning ways on Saturday last defeating Killyman away on a final scoreline of Killyman 0-2 Rock 6-12. They are due to play Brackaville at home this Saturday 27th October at 11am.

The Rock St. Patricks ‘Rumble On The Rock’ Fight Night takes place on Friday 2nd November in The Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. Tickets are available from John Ward(07802396072) or from committee members. All support welcome.

Congratulations and good luck to Ciaran Gourley who has been nominated as a defender for the Teamtalk.com All Star Team awards for 2012. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Friday 30th November.


The Seniors played their final league game of the season on Saturday when they made the short trip to Coalisland. With Division 1 status already secured the previous week Eglish played well but finished the season with a defeat. Final score: Coalisland 1-21, Eglish 2-05.

Our Minor team will play Stewartstown in the championship final on Saturday 27 October at 2.00pm. Venue to be confirmed.

Our U13s were beaten last Saturday by Beragh in the league play-offs. Well done to all coaches and players involved with this team.

Well done to Martin Mohan who is shortlisted for the ‘Referee of the Year’ award at the annual Tyrone GAA TeamTalkMag awards. Best of luck to Martin at the awards banquet which takes place on Friday 30 November, in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. To vote for Martin go to http://www.teamtalkmag.com/archives/19528.

The first round of Scór na nÓg is scheduled for early November so preparations are starting for entrants for the various competitions. To be eligible to take part, participants must be 17 or under on 1 January 2013. The various sections in Scór na nÓg include ceili and set dancing, instrumental music group, ballad group, recitation, solo singing, novelty act and quiz. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Seamus Donnelly.

The Lotto result for Monday 15 October was as follows: winning numbers were 1, 3, 16 and 24. There were two ‘Match 3’ winners: Declan McVeigh and Patsy Jordan. The next Lotto draw will be held on Monday 22 October, Jackpot is £6,050.


Last week’s Nifty Fifty winner was Mr Benny McIntosh. Benny, a popular and long time stalwart of the local Clarkes club was also a hurler and indeed managed and trained the club seniors in the early 80s. Benny didn’t match the bonus number drawn so the £5000 Jackpot is still there to be won. For your chance to win why not purchase a ticket from any of our weekly sellers? It was another busy week on the playing front as our minors contested the last of Tyrone’s hurling championships on Saturday at Eglish against Éire Óg an Charraig Mhór. After last weekend’s semi final when Eoghan Ruadh struggled to get any rhythm to their game, Saturday’s final proved to be a completely different game. The Éire Óg challenge simply didn’t materialise and Eoghan Ruadh strolled to a victory they wouldn’t have dreamt of a week ago. It was an afternoon when everything went right for Eoghan Ruadh as they stormed into a 1:02 to 0:00 early lead courtesy of a Paddy McQuaid goal and points from Ricky Kelly and Duibhir Marshall. Eoghan Ruadh continued to pile on the pressure and the scores, with Ricky Kelly, Ciarán McCrudden, Duibhir Marshall, Conor Mullan, Matthew Mulgrew and that man McQuaid giving the Carmen defence a torrid time. Kelly in particular tormented the Éire Óg defence, firing over points almost at will or stting up scores for his teammates. The Eoghan Ruadh defence was equally mean with Pádraig Mallon, Michael Donnelly, Kevin Hughes, Paddy McStravóg, Ruaraí DevlinRuari and the outstanding Marc McCrory repeatedly quelling any threat Éire Óg posed. Michael Maneely, showing the benefits of a year in the senior ranks alongside Eoin Quinn formed a terrific midfield pairing. Sean Paul McGuckin was assured and cool under pressure in goal. By half time it was 2:10 to 0:03, all of Eoghan Ruadh’s scores coming from play. Eoghan Ruadh increased the pressure in the second half, picking off scores at will and by the final whistle the score had reached 4-20 to 0-6, incredibly all of Eoghan Ruadh’s scores coming from play. So that’s a clean sweep of championship trophies for Eoghan Ruadh this year within Tyrone. Our minors next outing will be against Naomh ColmCille in the re-schedulaed league match, next Saturday at 3:30. Congratulations to all involved, particularly Stephen Donnelly, John Devlin, Mark Winters and Pádraig McHugh who have all helped with this team. The team now advance to the Ulster Club minor competition against either the Donegal or Fermanagh champions. Our U13s qualified for the semi finals of the Derry Elite Hurling League (Division 1A) against Ballinscreen. Ballinascreen, perhaps the leading team in this age group across Ulster, had beaten Eoghan Ruadh last weekend. And there was to be no reversal when the teams met on Sunday morning, Ballinascreen again accounting for the Tyrone lads. However it was a much improved performance from Ógra Eoghan Ruadh and overall marks some progress this year as last year we were competing in the B section. Before we leave the under 13s a special word of thanks to all the parents who provided transport and support over each of the last five weekends. And while she won’t necessarily like to see her name in lights, a special word of thanks to Jackie Robbins. Jackie, a long time supporter of Eoghan Ruadh who hails from Geashill, County Offaly, not only follows the teams but her car doubles as a virtual Meals on Wheels with homemade soups, sandwiches, and all manner of goodies for the team and its supporters. Without these parents and volunteers our club would be lost. Indeed, appreciative club members take as much pleasure from the spirit of our volunteers as we do in our teams doing well. We are not alone in that, every club has them and maybe we should shout a bit louder about them a little more often.

It was a sad and poignant week for one of our most respected and hard-working coaches and committee member, Martin McAleer, whose brother Anthony passed away on Tuesday past. The McAleer family has been tremendous supporters of the club down through the years. Eoghan Ruadh extends deepest sympathy to Anthony’s partner Wendy, his sons Michael and Justin, his daughter Annemarie, Anthony’s brothers Michael, Patrick, Seamus, Martin, sisters Bernie, Patricia and Marion and his grandchildren Donnacha and Turlach Antón and indeed the entire McAleer family circle. Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a anam. Also this week the GAA across Ulster lost a great servant in Matt Fitzpatrick, former GAA correspondent with the Irish News. You could always count on Matt for a report on some obscure school or club competition that manys another journalist might not think worthy of coverage. But Matt understood the importance. He was a founder member of Carryduff GAC in 1972, a sort of GAA disciple, at a time when the GAA would not have been particularly welcome in that part of Down. Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a anam fosta.

And finally, can those club members who ordered and paid for club tracksuits please contact Cathal McErlean, asap.


The refixed minor league game with Dungannon is fixed for this Saturday at Clochóg. Text 07821756372 for full details.

The U13s played a useful friendly with Slaughtneil on Sun morning past (21/10/12). Coaching continues at the usual times. Bí i dteagmháil le Pól Mag Eoghain 07747301263

The annual youth presentation dinner for 2012 takes place on Friday November 2 in Doire Treasc.

NCC handballers Nathan Quinn and Conor Devlin played doubles in a late night match at the World Handball Championships on Tuesday in Dublin. Unthough they didn’t win their game, they gained a lot from the experience. They also were present to see Cavan’s Paul Brady win his fourth consecutive World Senior Title. Michael O’Neill also played the week before along with a good representation from St Joseph’s College Coalisland in games against St Ciarán’s Ballygawley and Holy Trinity, Cookstown. Handball every Wednesday night in the Hall at Clochóg. Primary School ages 7-8pm. Secondary School ages 8-9pm. Fáilte romhaibh uilig.

In the 50 year history of Magaeen Cup Senior Colleges ‘A’ Hurling in Ulster, there has never been a team from Tír Eoghain participating. All changed this year with the first ever East Tyrone combined colleges side. The Cilles had representation on the side with Seáncao Ó Corra, Paddy McCusker, Jack Ryan and John Lee. Hopefully, over the next few years, this laudable effort will develop into a competitive force challenging for honours. At the individual level, St Patricks Academy, St Josephs Donaghmore (first ever team), and St Josephs Coalisland are all competing at various levels with NCC players to the fore. The Ulster schools deserve a lot of credit as they have developed competitions at different levels to give everyone a chance to compete at their grade and enjoy a game of hurling. Mól an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.


The U13 league semi-final between An Mhaigh and Strabane was postponed last Saturday and will now take place at Moy next Sunday afternoon (28th October) at 1pm.

Scór na nÓg

An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg is currently preparing to take part in a number of the competitions at the forthcoming Tyrone Scór na nÓg. The preliminary round will be held on the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November. The competitions that our club hope to be represented include: Amhránaíocht Aonaoir (Solo Singing); Aithriseoireacht (Recitation); Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group); and Tráth na gCeisteanna (Question Time). Also, for the first time in many years, An Mhaigh will be entering a dancing team. Our young group of dancers, under the expert guidance of Fionnuala Cavanagh, have been in training for the forthcoming event. It was also announced last week that St John’s Parochial Hall, Moy will be the venue for the first of the Tyrone Scór na nÓg semi-finals on the night of Friday 9th November. If you would like to get involved in Scór in any way, please get in touch with either : Caoimhe Lynch (Cultural Officer); Liam Lynch (Youth Registrar); Colin Mackle (P.R.O.); or Sinéad McNicholl (Communications).

The Annual Mass for Deceased Members of An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. will be held in St John’s Church, Moy on Saturday 24th November at 6.30pm. All club members and friends are asked to make a note of this date in their diary and remember in prayer those An Mhaigh Gaels who have gone to their eternal rest.

Good luck to An Mhaigh referee Simon Brady who will be running the Dublin City Marathon on Monday 29th October in aid of The Michaela Foundation. Anyone wishing to make a donation online for Simon’s run should log on to www.themichaelafoundation.com and make a payment through Paypal. Any donation made should end in the amount 26p so as to identify that the monies have been raised by the Marathon Run. Meanwhile, if you would like to donate in any other way, Simon’s contact details are as follows: e-mail sbrady19@hotmail.co.uk; home address - 14 Wellbrook Manor, Dungannon, BT70 1EP; mobile 079 2625 3800; landline 028 87 729910.
If there is anything you would like included in our club notes, please forward the relevant information by e-mail to pro.moytirnanog.tyrone@gaa.ie or text 077 52478618. For inclusion in all local newspapers, the details need to be sent by noon on Sunday each week.

If you know of anyone at home or abroad who would like to receive our weekly club notes by e-mail, please forward his/her contact details to pro.moytirnanog.tyrone@gaa.ie


Donaghmore’s Wee Pats program starts on Saturday 27th October. All P3-P4 starts at 9am with the P5-P7 group at 10am. Wee Pats is an initiative aimed at promoting fundamental movement skills with a range of activities catering for all abilities for both boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 7 years old. If anybody is willing to help out at the session could they please contact Martin O’Neill (07801819631) or Raymond McCluskey (07519 345644).

Donaghmore’s eagerly awaited “Let’s Dance – Saturday night at the movies” night takes place on Saturday 3rd of November starting at 8pm in the Torrent Complex. Limited amount of tickets still available in Stuart’s Music Shop, Dungannon 028 8776 25286 or contact Brian Faloon on 07712874617.

Lotto results for Monday 15th October 2012. Winning Numbers: 7, 9, 20, 23. Match 3 winners receive £15: Francis Slevin, V. McNulty, C. Faloon, Sean McCaul, Paul Crilly, Michael Torres, Dympna Ferran, Kieran Lambe, Decy Loughran. Jackpot now stands at £2600.

Last Man (or Lady) Standing: The “Last Man/Lady Standing” competition continues with week 4 this coming weekend. Team selections to be submitted before Friday evening.

Irish traditional music and singing lessons continue every Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Torrent Complex. Fiddle (Brid Rafferty), tin-whistle (Donna Campbell) & singing (Elish Hanna) – everybody welcome.

Club Committee: Next Club Meeting takes place on Monday 29th October at 7:30pm. Important all Committee Members attend.

MacRory Cup: Good luck to the Donaghmore representatives Peter McKenna, Deasun Quinn, Shea Hamill, Cormac McCann and Philip Donnelly on the St.Patricks Academy team in the MacRory Cup