Mid-Ulster Club Chats


Saturday, 23rd February 2013, 8:47 am

The committee, members and players of Henry Joy McCracken GAC Moneymore would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Bateson family Magherafelt on the death of Harry brother of our esteemed member Molly McFlynn. We extend our condolonces to the entire Bateson family circle. May he Rest in Peace.

We congratulate all our Scor participants who reached the Scor Sinsir finals on Sunday evening in Swatragh. They all done our club proud. They were Molly McFlynn in Recitation, Ballad Group of Blaithin McFlynn, Kate McGrath, Brian O’Neill and Joe Donaghy and also the quiz team Conrad Ward, Enda Hasson and Liam McElhone who finished a creditable second.

Moneymore U14 will play Lissan and Drum this Sunday 24th February in Drum. First game v Lissan throws in at 11am and v Drum at 11.45am.

Moneymore GAC will host a Child Protection Course on Monday 25th March at 7pm in the Recreation Centre. All personnel involved with Underage teams within the club are asked to attend.

The Senior girls will play their first senior friendly in Galbally on Wednesday evening at 7pm. If any business out there is interested in sponsoring the Senior Ladies Team please get in touch with Ciaran Brown 07703 837803.

Club Moneymore GAC winners were Gerry and Bernie Donnelly, Paudie O’Neill and Nuala Hannon. New members more than welcome. All Club Moneymore GAC members will receive free or reduced membership of our club.

U6′s Fundamentals for P1 and P2 Children continues in the Community Centre every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm. U12/14/16 Recreation Centre continues every Monday 8-9pm. U10/8s P6/5/4/3 Recreation Centre continues every Tuesday 7-8pm. U14/16 Girls Recreation Centre continues every Wednesday 8-9pm. All these coaching sessions will run for a 6 week period and cost £5 for the 6 weeks. Remember mouthguards are now mandatory for all games and training sessions for all Underage players. Any underage football queries please contact our Youth Officer Gary McCoy 07990554260.


Great start to the Health and Happiness program this week, with over 100 people now registered. There are some great activities on offer; rugby, yoga, strengthening class, gaelic 4mums, high intensity circuits, jujitsu, bleep test, basketball, boxercise, on yer bike, runs and walks and lots more, there’s something to suit everyone of every level. So whether you want to get fitter, lose a few pounds or just socialise this is the plan for you. Registration takes place on Monday evenings in the Pavillion from 7-8, and it only costs a fiver a week which you can pay in one go or pay weekly.

The winning lotto numbers for Monday 18th February were; 2, 9, 10, 21 and 30. Theresa Quinn (Designs by Theresa) and Neil Glendale are this weeks winner and each matched 4 numbers winning the snowball of £100. Next week’s snowball £100. Next lotto draw on Monday 25th February in Nugent’s Bar at 9pm.

Lotto jackpot remains at £20,000.

Membership for the incoming year is now due for renewal. Please contact Eddie Quinn or Jim Quinn for more information.

Closing date for membership is sunday 24th march at the annual funrun

The Minor girls are back out training on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm, all girls who are interested in playing for the team should attend training.

The girls have their first league game away to Edendork on Saturday 23rd February at 11am. The U14 boys are training Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm.

If anyone would be interested in helping out with the Handball please contact Kevin O’Neill 07833938442.

Cardiac screening clinic - Still places left. Starting from 11am on the Saturday 9th March in the Pavillion. Screening available for males and females aged from 14-35. The cost of this screening is £35 per person. To book at slot at the clinic email [email protected] or telephone Kieran Grimes 07795681000 or Aidan Quinn. The lower age limit is 14 years, as the child’s heart is not fully formed until age 14. If screened before this age many more tests would be listed as abnormal, causing undue further testing and increased anxiety. Our upper age limit is 35, as above this age the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death.

If you need anything from the club shop contact Leanne Begley on 07986705485 or at home after 5pm on 87758469 or Alice Begley on 87759148, the ladies have a variety of stock.

For more details and quality images of some of our kit check out the merchandise section of the club website. Remember you can buy your loved ones a gift voucher for use in the club shop.

The Plunketts wish a speedy recovery to Gerry Duffin.

The Plunketts send their sincerest condolences to Nigel McCaffery and his family on the recent death of his mother. Our Lady of Knock pray for her.


This week’s lotto numbers were 2, 5, 10 and 15. There were eight match three winners who each won £15. The jackpot next week is £4,800.

The club will soon be releasing an All Ireland Final DVD. It will contain footage from the entire game at Croke Park, as well as highlights from every championship game in Tyrone, Ulster and the All Ireland series. It costs £10 and orders can be placed on the club facebook page or by contacting a committee member. You can see a trailer on the club website.

The minor boys have training at MUSA this Thursday at 6:15pm. Please remember that all players must have a gum shield for training and matches. The minors had a very good win in a friendly against Naomh Mhuire last week, and they will hope to build on this as they prepare for the opening league game on Saturday March 2nd away to Aghaloo.

The U14 squad has started training and there first league game of the season will take place on Saturday 9th March when they travel to Moy.

The club is currently running a Last Man Standing Prediction Competition, for Division 1 of the National Football League. There are just over one hundred people left in the competition with two weeks gone.

Under new ruling from congress all players up to and including minor as of January 1st 2013 will have to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football training sessions and matches.

Could anyone who was involved in coaching Youth Football last season, please return any equipment that they still have as the club wish to carry out an audit on all equipment for coaching.

Club membership is now due and there will be an opportunity to pay next Monday evening in the club rooms 6pm-7pm. Adult membership is £35 for the year. All players and committee members should have membership paid by the next meeting or game. Youth membership is £5 for the year, and student membership is £10.

It’s back! Judgement Night! Fr Rocks will be hosting a boxing night on Saturday 23rd March in the Glenavon Hotel. The last night proved to be a massive success having sold out within one week. There will be fighters from a range of clubs across Tyrone, with some great match ups in store. The fighters will be revealed soon. There are a limited number of tickets available, so get your order in early. Tickets are priced at £20 and will be on sale this week. Contact any committee member.

The club would like to thank everyone who supported or helped us in the build up to the All Ireland Final. A big thanks to all the clubs, from across Tyrone, Ulster, and beyond, who offered us good luck and congratulations. A massive thanks to the local businesses who lent their support and in particular club sponsor Steelweld for all their support this year.


Anyone who is interested in coaching Underage teams this year could they please submit your name and details to Ciaran Smith by email: [email protected]

Ladies football training for Minors and Seniors this Thursday 8pm at the Club. Bring indoor gear please.

A good win for our Minor Ladies who defeated Craigbane away on a scoreline of 4-8 to 0-5.

Ladies U14 and U12 Football begins this Tuesday in the Club from 6.30pm.

Ballinascreen will be running a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker night on Saturday 23rd February. The event will be £40 Double Chance Freeze out and tickets are available from any members of the ladies football panel.

Congratulations to Raymond O’Hagan on securing his 2nd Derry Scór Sinsir title at Bellaghy on Sunday past. Raymond will now go on to represent Screen in

Ulster. Best of luck to him!

A big night coming up folks so be sure to save the date!! Saturday 9th March in Tullyglass Ballymena some of our illustrious Club Members will be donning their dancing finery to entertain us. Tickets will go on sale Sun 24 Feb in the club – over 16s only. See a sneak preview on our facebook page.


The club will be holding a fitting night for new merchandise on Friday 1st March in the Hall. Everyone will have the opportunity to try clothing for size and any items ordered MUST be paid for on the night. This will only happen twice a year so it is important that if you wish to purchase club gear you attend.

Membership for 2013 is now due, cost £20 and committee members are calling around as many houses as possible to collect this. If by any chance a representative has not called at your door and you wish to be a member, please let any committee member know to help get this arranged. Please also note that you must be a club member to be eligible to apply for tickets for any county games throughout the year.

Everyone is asked to keep Easter Sunday free for a Mr and Mrs Fundraiser followed by 70’s Disco. Any couple interested in taking part in the Mr and Mrs Competition should contact Dolores Shivers.

The club will be holding a Big Breakfast on Sunday 17th March

Minors will now play Hughes Mc elwee tournament V Kilrea Sun 24th - 2pm - at Bellaghys out of town pitch(weather permitting)

This week’s lotto numbers were 3, 4, 7 & 13– there were no winners. May O’Hagan, Jason McCabe, Henry McPeake and R Diamond each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £2,050.

Bingo continues to take place every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Hall


Last week’s numbers were 3, 8, 12 and 23. No jackpot winner but 5 winners matched 3 numbers winning £20 each. They were Michael Loughran, Dungate, Meave McGarrity, Dunamore, Michael Tracey, Killucan, Aoise Heagney, Blackbog Road and Breige Mullin, Murnells. Next week’s jackpot is £2,000.

Minor training continues this week. The Minors will play in Grade 1B this year and begin their league campaign against Owen Roes on the 2nd March at Gortacladdy.

U14 training will be on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. They begin their league campaign on the 9th March with an away game in Drumragh.

All registration forms and fees must be returned to team managers or the Children’s

There will be a Youth Committee meeting on Monday 25th February at 8:30pm in the clubrooms to discuss the start date for U6- U12.

Membership is now due and costs £30 each or £50 for a couple. You can contact Frank McGurk, Sean

McCrory or any committee member. The closing date is March 17th


Lotto numbers for week commencing 11th February were 5, 8, 20, 27. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, three people matched three numbers: John Gourley (Moveagh), Oliver McAtasney (Galbally), Kieran Mullan (Rockdale Close) won £35. Next week’s Jackpot (Monday 18th ) is £3650.

Committee meeting this Wednesday at 8pm.


The lotto numbers for Friday 15th February 2013 were 5, 12, 15, 31. There was no jackpot winner and match three winners included Marian Brennan, Seamus McElroy and Louise Ryan, next weeks jackpot is £2200.

The seniors defeated Dungiven on Sunday 17th February in the Ulster Senior League on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-10. The final group game in this competition is on Sunday 24th February Ulster Senior League away to Ballinderry at 12pm

The proposed fixtures for minor boys and girls as well as the U14 boys have been released and can be accessed via the club or Tyrone county website.

Ardboe hoodies and jerseys in stock at Intersport in Cookstown.

Training for all boys eligible for U8 and U10 football continues in the Parish Centre on Friday nights from 7-8pm.

Training for U14 boys continues on Sunday afternoons at 12pm and on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.

SlimFit is now up and running, the schedule of weekly activities can be viewed on the club website and accessed via the club facebook or twitter page. The programme has had a fantastic response and is still open for registration should anyone still want to join. Anyone who is not a member of SlimFit but wants to attend some of the activities like jiving or circuits can do so at a cost of £3 per activity.

Club membership is now due and can be paid to Gabriel Loughran. Membership fees for 2013 are £50 per adult, £10 per child or £25 per family of three or more children - all players must be fully paid up members otherwise insurance claims will not be processed. Club Rossa membership for 2013 is £150.

Congratulations to Cookstown Fr Rocks on their recent All Ireland success.


Last Sunday the Senior team travelled to face Armagh side Shane O’Neill’s and won a tight game by 2-10 to 1-11 after a good performance. There’s no fixture scheduled for this weekend in the Ulster League for the Senior team. Training continues as normal.

Membership for 2013 is now due. This can be paid to Maura or to any committee member. The membership fees for 2013 are as follows: Adult - £30; Couple- £50; £10 for OAP’s and all youth groups except for under 6s (£5).

2013 Youth Registration at Harps Pavilion - this Sunday 24th February from 12pm – 1pm and on Saturday 2ndMarch from 11am –12pm.

Fees: Under 8s to Minors: £10. Under 6s: £5. There will be a short Information Session for parents starting at 12pm sharp on Sunday 24th and at 11am on Sat 2nd March.

Club officer training for new officers – scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd February in Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. Anyone who would like to go should contact Cathal Coyle before this Friday.

A Foundation Award coaching Course takes place on Saturday 23rd February in Eglish. . Anyone interested in taking part should contact Cathal Coyle on 07742986251. It is vital that as many people as possible, and especially any of our coaches have their child protection so get to the course if you are involved this year.

Scor Sinsear - Eleanor Kelly represented the club in the Solo Singing event in the Tyrone Final in Omagh last Sunday evening, and produced a great performance, as in previous rounds. Likewise, the quiz team of Cathal Coyle, Declan Laverty and Cillian McConville were also unlucky to miss out on a county title in the quiz section. Thanks to all club members who participated or supported in the Scor Sinsear this year, it was greatly appreciated.

The Harps centenary history is now available from club secretary Cathal Coyle - and also at the following outlets: Daly’s Shop, Stewartstown, Begley’s Dungannon, Sheehy’s Cookstown, Ardboe Gift Shop and The Carlisle Bookshop, Omagh. The book has been a great success, and costs £15. There are a limited number of copies remaining.


Feile na nOg: In first game they defeated hosts Ballinderry 3-3 to 1-4, but were unfortunately defeated in the second by a strong Newbridge side 1-15 to a point; Newbridge then going on and beating Ballinderry 5-8 to 0-0 in the final game.

Minors started their season with the Hughes/McElwee Cup away to Swatragh on Friday. In an entertaining game, there were nearly as many goals as points. At half time the home side led 3-3 to 2-5, but Greenlough took the lead in the second half, and only for a goal from a late penalty and a point the St Oliver Plunkett’s boys could have won, Swatragh 6-7 Greenlough 5-7.

Team: Darren Brown, Piraras McGarry, Michael P Henry, Johnny McAteer, Paul Tohill, Matthew Henry, Caolan Diamond 2-2, Niall Loughlin 1-4, Michael J Henry 1-1, David McLaughlin 1-0, James McPeake.

To ensure all wishing to play Minors, U16 and U14 have an opportunity to do so, we need all eligible players to come to training and matches. Please help out your team-mates by coming out.

Lotto Jackpot is still £5000! Letters were J M T V. £25 Winners were Annie Henry, Greenlough, Seamus O’Neill, Beechland Drive. All lotto is to be in by 7pm on Mondays. Tickets and envelopes are available at the back of chapel; or from Sheila 07764 654573. Please support the club by playing the lotto.anks for your support!