Tyrone Times Club Chats


November Draw Winners: £250 Oliver McElroy, Coronation Park; £100 Gerard McAnespie, Carrickroe; £50 Sean McKenna, Bangor; £50 Phelim O’Neill, Omagh; £50 Eamon Quinn, Caledon Road


Lotto numbers for week commencing 12th November were 5, 7, 24, 28. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, there was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. This weeks Jackpot is £3050.

The U13s were defeated at the final hurdle of the Grade 4 League against Drumquin at Carrickmore on Sunday last. Losing at half time 3-1 to 2-0, Rock, playing some great football, fought back admirably to lead 3-2 to 3-1 with the game entering the final minutes. But Drumquin hit three late points to run out winners on a final scoreline of Rock 3-2 Drumquin 3-4. Congratulations to Drumquin and commiserations to our lads who have had a great campaign with this being their first defeat. Well done to all the U13 players and management of Adrian Corrigan, Adrian Nugent, Eamon Daly and Colm Mackle on reaching the final.

The U21’s opening game in the Grade 2 Championship at home to Strabane on Saturday last finished in a draw. A Strabane goal with virtually the last kick of the game saw the sides finish level in a game which Rock had dominated for long periods but didn’t put the scores on the board. Rock led at half time 0-7 to 1-2 and despite a Kevin Mallon goal in the second half they had to be content with a draw in a game which they probably should have won. Final score: Rock 1-8 Strabane 2-5. The next U21 game is due to be away to Aghyaran next Saturday 24th November at 2pm. Rock team and scorers: J. McAuley; R. Litter, N.McWilliams, S.O’Neill; P.O’Neill, M.McAleer, P.McCreesh; D. Carroll, C McWilliams; P.J. Hayden, C.McCreesh(0-5), P. Ward; K. Mallon (1-1), A. McGarrity (0-2), E. McGarrity.

The Annual General Meeting of Rock St. Patricks GFC will take place on Wednesday 5th December at 8pm in the Mobile. Nomination forms will soon be available from McLernons shop and from the club website www.rockstpatricksgac.com. Nominations and motions for the AGM will only be accepted on the official form which should be returned to club secretary Darren Mullan.

The Club have organised a Fundraising Coffee Morning for former committee member and player Kevin Cassidy for this Saturday 24th November in the Mobile from 11am until 1pm. Kevin remains in hospital following a recent accident and all at the club wish him a continued and full recovery. All support for this event would be most welcome.

Rock St. Patricks Ladies GFC Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st November in the Mobile at 8pm. Anyone interested in the affairs of the club are welcome to attend


An Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana has been refixed for Mon 26th Nov 2012 in the pavilion at 7pm. The collective amnesia/hibernation should have cleared by then.

U6/U8 hurling each Tues. U10 hurling each Thursday. Both in the hall at 6.30pm. New members welcome. Cost £1.

Handball each Wed in the Hall at Clochóg. Primary School ages 7-8pm. Secondary School ages 8-9pm. Fáilte romhaibh uilig.

GPS & Heart Rate Analysis Mon 19th Nov @ 6.45pm in Athetic Grounds, Armagh. Ulster Coaching & Games Development Conference, 26th Jan 2013 in Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown. Two hurling specific workshops this year. Contact: Ashelene 0283752 1900, www.ulstergaa.ie

Tyrone U14/U16 Hurling Winter Youth Programme - Session 2 this week. Date, Venue, Time not confirmed yet. Session 3 on Tues 27 Nov @ 7:30pm in Omagh CBS. Players will be notified of all details by text.

Club Gear. Contact Stevie 07729720611, Aidan 07843237515 or Paul 07747301263


Last week’s Nifty Fifty winner was Mr Laurence McKillion, father of Shane McKillion who hurled for Eoghan Ruadh for many years. Laurence didn’t match 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.

Eoghan Ruadh minors exited the Ulster Club minor championship on Sunday after a heavy defeat to Naomh Eoin of Belfast. After dishing out heavy defeats to others en route to the semi-final, Sunday was Eoghan Ruadh’s turn to get a taste of their own medicine. It has to be said that this was and is an exceptional Naomh Eoin side, winners of back to back minor championships and leagues in hurling and football within their own county; they have handed out heavy defeats to all who have crossed their paths. Eoghan Ruadh got a taste of what it’s like to take on the big boys of Ulster Hurling. They played well and battled hard for an hour but lacked the cuteness, first touch and deftness of their opponents as well as the all round sharpness. Naomh Eoin announced their intentions from the start racing into a comfortable lead and generally bossing affairs throughout. They were aided by an Eoghan Ruadh side that appeared in awe of their opponents. Still it was an achievement to get this far but all teams will have to work tirelessly on their first touch if we are to compete seriously at a higher level. In what has been a great year for the club, we congratulate our minors on doing so well and thank them, their parents, supporters and the management team of Stephen Donnelly, John Devlin, Mark Winters and Pádraig McHugh. A severe lack of games and competition allied to the placement minor hurling competitions at the backend of the year does make it somewhat more difficult to bring teams on from juvenile to minor. They laboured under heavy expectations to complete the clean sweep of trophies and came through manfully.

To mark the historic achievement of winning every hurling title available in Tyrone in 2012, a civic reception to mark the success of Eoghan Ruadh in 2012 will be hosted by Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council Mayor on Tuesday 20th November at 7:15pm in the Council offices, Circular Road. This follows on a proposal from club member and Independent Councilor Barry “Ba” Monteith, himself no stranger to clean sweeps when it comes to the polls. The reception will be hosted by Mayor Phelim Gildernew and will feature a drinks reception, photo call, Mayor’s speech, Club Chairman’s address, and a Buffett Supper. All players at minor and senior level as well as youth captains, their parents and coaches are asked make every effort to be available to toast a very successful playing year. All those attending should wear club tops, black trousers/jeans. For further details contact Ciarán Coyle. And to mark that achievement there will be a photo-session for ALL players from ALL teams next Sunday at the Hill of O’Neill, Castle Hill Dungannon. All players, officials, coaches, committee members and especially those associated with our winning underage teams are asked to be at the Hill of O’Neill for 1:30pm next Sunday. So come along and mark this special moment to record your involvement with the family of Eoghan Ruadh. Again all members should wear club tops and black bottoms, either tracksuit, trousers or jeans. captains should also bring trophies with them.

The Club Photo-shoot will be followed by the Club AGM, Sunday 25th November at 3:30pm, in the Iggy Jones Room, O’Neill Park, Dungannon. All present, past and new members welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Finally a mention for the Camógs of Naomh Treasa. Their U14s had a great turnout for the first indoor session at the Youth Club on Sunday morning past. Next Sunday’s session will be outdoors at the Dan Morgan Hurling Wall before resuming indoors on Sunday 2nd December, 12 noon to 1 o’clock. Underage indoor camogie continues on Friday nights at 8pm in the Youth Club while Eoghan Ruadh’s underage continues every Monday, 6pm to 8:30pm. All welcome.


The club’s AGM will be held this Friday 23rd November at 7.30pm in the Iggy Jones Room at O’Neill Park. The outgoing committee of Dungannon Clarkes would like to thank everyone who supported the club throughout the year in what was a successful year for the club.

Our under 21’s started off their league campaign with a good away win against Derrytresk 3-11 to 0-4, 2 goals coming from Sean Molloy and the other from Jonathan Toal

Lotto numbers for Sunday 11th November were 8, 13, 14, 21 there were four match 3s. The Jackpot now stands at £2,750 and the draw takes place every Sunday night in McGrath’s Bar.

Dungannon Thomas Clarkes offers its condolences to the Campbell Family, Donaghmore road on the death of Eileen


Lotto numbers for week ending 11th November are 6, 12, 15 & 18. Match 3 winners; Damien Devlin, Jack Convery (both Brocagh), Darren O’Neill (Castlebay) & Brendan McKeown (c/o Quinn Fresh), £15 each. Meal voucher for the Famous Grouse was won by Stephen McNulty (Vivo). Next jackpot £1,025. All sellers reminded to have ticket returns in by Sunday evening.

The AGM is to be held on Friday 7th December 2012 at 7.30pm in Castlebay. Only paid up members on the night are eligible to vote.

Mass for deceased members is on Sunday 9 December at 11 am.

There is a meeting in Killeshil on 21st November at 7.30pm regarding clustering and club development. The seminar is based on player development and assistance available to clubs, players, coaches, parents etc. Transport available for anyone attending. Please contact Sean McCloskey or Niall Bell.

Due to league play offs & ongoing Championship campaigns the Fehin Dorman & Donal Davidson U21 7-a-side tournament has been postponed to the New Year, provisionally mid March.

In conjunction with Saint Brigid’s Camogie Club we are staging ‘Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat’ during February /March 2013. Remain in contact with coordinators regarding up to date rehearsals.

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.

The youth committee would like to thank all players from all age groups, coaches, parents & supporters for their continued efforts throughout the year. The youth committee is planning a winter training schedule for youth players over the coming weeks. Anybody who feels they can contribute time towards this are asked to contact Niall Bell on the number below.

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.


Our Seniors are in League final and await the winners of Clonoe and Errigal Ciaran.

The U21 season finally got underway, the lads played Clonoe. The conditions were heavy all round . Leading at half time 08-03 the lads came under serious pressure during the second half. Clonoe were in reach after scoring a goal to leave 1 point between the sides. During this stage the Fianna was dealt a blow when Shane Lyons received a second yellow, but fair play to U 21,s as they dug deep going into the last quarter of the game to win by 1 point. 0-11 to 1-7. Well done !!

U6, U8 and U10s winter training is up and running every Friday at St Josephs College, 7-8pm. All welcome!!!

Our U14s travelled to Clonoe last Saturday to play in the Molly O’Neill Cup, they had a strong win against Stewartstown in their semi final . In the final they were paired against the hosts Clonoe, With a decent lead going in at half time the team faced a strong challenge during the second half as Clonoe threw everything at the lads, we were however able to stand our ground and claimed a victory by 5 points to once again retain the Molly O Neill Cup. Well done Management and the U14 panel of players. The club would like to thank Setbuild and the Doherty family for sponsorship of the new U14 kit.

The Lotto jackpot now stands at £800. No one chose the four numbers drawn. 6-17-19-20. Three people however chose 3 of these numbers, they where Bridie Traynor, David Devlin & Cairan Gates. Next lotto Tuesday November 20.

The 2012 advertising season for any field signage is now due. A member of the committee will be touch with the various businesses who 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.

Coalisland Fianna extends our sympathy to the McGuckin family on their recent bereavement.


Unfortunately the seniors were relegated on Sunday. We were well beat by a good Augher team on a score line 1-10 to 0-4. Hopefully we can have a good season next year and return to division one at the first attempt.

The 2012 Christmas Bazaar will be on Sunday 9th December in the Des Fox Pavilion between 4-6 p.m.; with Santa arriving at 5 p.m.

Everybody welcome.

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.

Irish dancing lessons are on Monday nights in the Des Fox Pavilion; 6-7pm for kids and 7-8pm for adults. Good luck to the céilí dancers in the Scór na nÓg final this Sunday at 3pm in St. Joseph’s Hall Omagh.


The committee wish to say a big thank you to everyone involved in Saturday night’s ‘Come Dance with Derrylaughan’. The time and effort put in over the past couple of months ended in a thoroughly enjoyable night for all.

‘Let’s get fit’ also ended at the weekend and was a tremendous success – thank you to all those who helped organise the sessions and all those who took part.

The Youth presentation evening will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 5pm.

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 annual members mass will be on Fri 23rd Nov at 8pm in the washingbay centre.

The clubs AGM will take place on Monday 3rd Dec at 7pm also in the washingbay centre.

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

Sympathy is extended to the Willis family circle (Annaghmore) on the recent bereavement of Susan and to the Campbell/Devlin family circle (Donaghmore rd) on the bereavement of Eileen.


The Youth club has started in the Community Centre on friday nights.A range of activities will take place including football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, rounders, floor games, fun relays plus much more for boys and girls.The youth club will operate on the following basis:-

Children in classes P4, P5, P6, P7 at 6.45pm – 8.15pm. Children in Secondary schools years 1-4 at 8.30pm – 10pm .

Children should only attend the group that they belong to. We emphaise that if a child turns up for the wrong age group the child will NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART.Admission will be £1.50

Children must be collected promptly at the end of the sessions.

We would welcome the help of any parent who would like to get involved with this youth club.

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

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.

Congratualtions are extended to Brackaville on reaching the Ulster Final.


The Youth presentation (boys and Girls) U8 to U16 will take place in the Torrent Complex on Saturday 8th December. Parents and players are both invited. Donaghmore’s Wee Pat’s continues every Friday evening at 6.30pm in the Torrent Complex. Both boys and girls are welcome and parents are encouraged to stay and participate in the session. Indoor youth football also take place every Saturday morning with the P3-P4 group at 9am and P5-P7 at 10am.

Copies of Donaghmore’s “Let’s Dance – Saturday Night At The Movies” now available at The Torrent Complex priced at only £5.

Lotto results for Monday 12th November 2012. Winning Numbers: 3, 10, 20, 24. Congratulations and best wishes to Collette McCluskey who scooped the Lotto Jackpot prize of £2900. New Jackpot Prize now £2000.

The “Last Man/Lady Standing” competition continues with week 8 this coming weekend. Team selections to be submitted no later than this Friday evening.

The Club Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday 2nd December at 6pm. All members are encouraged to attend.


Our club’s Annual Mass for Deceased Members will be held in St John’s Church, Moy this Saturday evening (24th November) at 6.30pm. Current adult and youth members of An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. will be involved in the Liturgy, Offertory Procession and Prayers of the Faithful.

Everyone is invited to attend this important event and remember in prayer our club Gaels who have gone to their eternal rest.

All roads lead to St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh this Sunday afternoon (25th November) for the Final of the 2012 Tyrone Scór na nÓg. This is the first year in a long time that An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. have qualified for the deciding stage of county competition. Good luck and best wishes to our An Rince Foirne (Céilí Dancing) and Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group) representatives who will be donning the Moy club colours and performing on county final day. An Mhaigh’s young members and their mentors have done the club proud by getting to this stage and, whatever happens this weekend, it will have been a very successful year for our Scór competitors. Club members are urged to come along to Omagh on Sunday and give these talented young dancers and singers from the Moy our full support. Ádh mór oraibh!

All current members of the Moy ladies senior football squad are requested to attend a players meeting in An Mhaigh G.A.C. clubrooms this Wednesday evening (21st November) at 7.30pm. New members are also invited to come along.

An Mhaigh U21 footballers travelled to Ardboe last Sunday afternoon (18th November) for their opening game in Grade 2 Knock-out competition.An Mhaigh’s two remaining fixtures in this grade are: v Moortown St Malachy’s (home) on Saturday 24th November at 2.00pm; and v Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s (home) on Saturday 1st December at 2pm. For more information about training and forthcoming games, contact team mentors Peter McKearney or Philip McQuade.

An Mhaigh 2012 Youth Presentation took place in St John’s Parochial Hall, Moy last Sunday afternoon (18th November). Thanks to everyone who came along on the day and congratulations to all of those who were presented with certificates and awards. More details of this event will be included in next week’s notes.

A meeting to brief club coaches, mentors, parents and potential members of the Tyrone Development Squad and School of Excellence Programme will be held at Killeeshil G.A.C. on Wednesday 21st November at 7.30pm. Anyone who intends being involved with a Moy underage team next season is strongly encouraged to attend this meeting which will give guidelines on development squads, how to prepare players, training and coaching support, strength and conditioning, and player welfare.For further information, please contact our club’s Youth Officer Gerry Fearon or Tyrone Games Development Officer Anne Daly on 028 82249060 or 078 94642983.

Our club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 7.00pm. As well as reflecting on the events and activities of the 2012 year, local Gaels will have the opportunity to air their views on the club’s future at this convention.

A special Adult Presentation and Club Tír na nÓg Appreciation Night will be held in the Ryandale, Moy on Sunday 16th December at 7.00pm. This will be a casual affair in which all club members and friends are invited to attend. More details later.

The Annual Christmas Charity Football fixtures between An Mhaigh and O’Donovan Rossa G.A.C. (Antrim) ladies and men’s teams will take place in Belfast on the afternoon of Thursday 27th December 2012. Watch this space for further details.