Mid-Ulster Club Chats


Saturday, 26th January 2013, 7:54 am

The lotto numbers for Friday 18th January 2013 were 6, 13, 21, 31. Match three winners included Kathleen Slater and Joan Monaghan. Next weeks jackpot is £6,400.

The senior team are entered into Ulster Football League and they have been drawn in a group including Warrenpoint, Ballinderry, Dungiven and Banagher. The first game will be at home to Warrenpoint on Sunday 3rd February.

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

Parents and players are reminded it is now a requirement for all underage players, up to and including minor players, to wear mouthguards in both training and matches.

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.

The presentation night for all players from U12 up will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 9th February.

Any business interested in sponsoring any team from youth right through to senior level, or interested in sponsoring the pavilion scoreboard, in 2013 is welcome to register their interest with club secretary Paul Teague (tel: 07795551532, email: [email protected]) by 2nd February 2013.


This week’s lotto numbers were 9, 21, 24 & 25– there were no winners. Mary Grant, Henry McPeake, Edel McGuckin and G Hutchinson each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,850.

Anyone looking information put in club notes should contact Dominic Kelly by 3pm each Sunday.

Anyone who is interesting in managing the underage camogie teams this year please contact Camogie Secretary Anne McNabb by 31st January.

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


Last week’s numbers were 3, 14, 21 and 24. There was no jackpot winner but one person matched three numbers. Katie McNamee Corvanghan won £100. Next week’s jackpot is £1,800

We invite you all to the Greenvale Hotel Cookstown on Friday 8th February when The Flyin Fiddle will be appearing. Doors open 9pm. Tickets now available at £5 each from any committee member or any of our senior players.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 14th January were 12, 18, 25, 26. At the Draw in McLernon’s Bar, there was no Jackpot winner and no match three winners. This week’s Jackpot is £3,450.

Committee meeting on Wednesday night 23rd January at 8pm.

Award two youth/adult course being run throughout the county on February 8th (7pm-10pm), February 9th (9am-6pm), February 23rd (9am-6pm). Numbers are limited. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Foundation Award for Gaelic Football on Saturday 9th February in MUSA. Places on this course are also limited. Fee is £25. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Children’s Club Coaching Education night in Derrytresk Club on Monday 28th January (6.45pm-8pm) aimed at coaching children from U8-U12. If interested in attending, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Anyone interested in coaching U8s, U16s or Minors this year should contact Ciaran Gourley.

This year’s Summer Camp at Pairc Naomh Padraig will take place from Monday 12th August until Thursday 15th August.


Winning numbers for Wednesday January 16 were 1, 10, 12, 14. There were no jackpot winners. £50 - D McCreanor; £25 - Raymond O’Neill and Adrian McElhone; This week’s Jackpot - £1,200.

There is Bingo every Wednesday at 8.30pm.

Feile 2013 is June 28-30. St Trea’s GAC are hosting two teams and 30 host families are needed. Please contact Lisa Crozier on 07736648645 or Sean Bradley on 07711818631.

Training for seniors and reserves continues every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm sharp.

Senior ladies training has commenced every Monday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm sharp. At new players welcome.


Lotto numbers this week were 1, 5, 13, 16. One winner got £50, Vinny Creighton. Next week’s jackpot will be £3,000.

Senior training commences for the incoming season on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning this week, 7.30pm at the pitch, any new players are welcome.

The club will be hosting its annual prize giving and Night at the Races on Friday 25th January 2013 in the Greenvale Hotel and all club members are welcome. Club Membership is now due and payment can be made to any committee member.


The club is entering Senior Scor in February. If interested in representing our club in any category please contact Brian O’Neill, Blaithin McFlynn or Stephen Barker asap.

There was a good turn-out at convention last Sunday evening in the community centre.Officers elected were: Honorary Presidents Sean Conway and Brendan O’Neill; President Rev. Fr Martin McArdle, Stephen Barker Chairman for a third term, Paddy McFlynn Vice-chairman, Roddy McIvor Secretary/PRO, Sandie Marshall Assistant Secretary/Childrens Officer, Peter O’Neill Treasurer/Membership Officer, Niall Hegarty Assistant Treasurer/Registrar, Youth Officer Gary McCoy, Insurance Officer Paudie O’Neill, Cultural Officer Brian O’Neill, Ladies Representative Ciaran Brown, Primary School Representative Kellie Diamond. Committee members Conrad Ward, John O’Neill, Gerard Diamond, John O’Brien. Barry O’Neill, Kevin O’Neill, Claire Marshall, Shauneen McCloskey. Marisa McCloskey, Ciara McFlynn and Emily Young. More committee details on www.moneymoregaa.com/

John O’Brien and Barry O’Neill were appointed senior team managers and we wish both local men good luck in the season ahead. Declan Young was appointed as senior ladies manager and we wish our Ladies good luck in their first year in senior football.

Club Moneymore GAC Draw January winners: £300 John O’Brien, £100 Susan McIvor and Imelda Moran, £100 Patricia McDonald. Thanks to everyone who supports the draw.

Membership can be paid to Membership Officers Peter O’Neill or Niall Hegarty before the end of March.

Underage Coaching: U6s, Under 6′s Fundamentals Primary 1 and 2 in Community Centre (Old School) starts Thursday 7th February 6.30-7.30pm

, U12/14/16 Recreation Centre starts Monday 4th 8-9pm, U10/8s Primary 6/5/4/3 Recreation Centre startsTuesday 5th 7-8pm, U14/16 Girls Recreation Centre starts Wednesday 6th 8-9pm. All these sessions run for a six-week period, cost £5 for the six weeks, queries to Youth Officer Gary McCoy 07990 554260. Underage managers and training details are on website or facebook.

Senior Ladies train Thursdays 8-9pm in Recreation Centre.

We still require a few houses to host visiting Feile teams June 28-30. If you can help, contact Sandie Marshall 07795 565924.


A highly successful AGM was held on Tuesday 15th January with a good turnout attending. Important issues involving the club were discussed and some new members joined the committee.

Membership is now due for all ages and underage players can pay at the indoor hurling/camogie sessions on a Thursday night. If a membership form was completed last year then it is not necessary to complete another. The fee for underage hurling/camogie will be £10, this entitles the player to expert coaching and when the season changes to outdoor sessions the player will be eligible to participate in matches and blitzes. This is great value for money considering it covers the player for a full year.

Due to severe weather conditions the Presentation Night had to be postponed to a later date. The next date will most likely be mid-February.

Indoor underage hurling/camogie training will continue this Thursday at Carrickmore Youth Club. P1-P4 will be at 6pm-7pm and from 7pm-8pm will be for P5-P7.

This Saturday will be the senior camogs first training session at the Dean pitch at 1pm. All new players are welcome.

Firewood is still available at £45 for half a tonne, delivery can be provided if requested.

Also Club merchandise such as beanie hats, hoodies and raincoats can still be purchased from Rafferty’s shop.

The Club sympathises with the Morris family on the death of Ann. She was an aunt of our Senior Camogie Captain, Margaret Kerr. Our sympathy is also extended to the Kerr family of Innishatieve who are members of the club.


This week’s lotto numbers were 4, 13, 16 and 23. There were six match three winners who each won £20. The jackpot next week is £4,400.

All roads lead to Pearse Park, Longford on Sunday for the eagerly awaited All-Ireland Intermediate Semi-final. Fr Rocks will take on Mayo champions Charlestown Sarsfields with a 2pm throw in.

A massive Fr Rocks support is expected on the day, to help cheer the team into another All-Ireland Final. Best of luck to players and management.

Anyone interested in helping out with Underage management at the club, particularly U8s/10s/12s, should contact Youth Officer Raymond Donnelly or a committee member as soon as possible.

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 club is currently running a Last Man Standing Prediction Competition, for Division 1 of the National Football League. The cost of entry is £10 and punters must predict a winner from each round of the National League and they can only use the same team once. The Last Man Standing Sheets are on sale now and can be bought from any committee member or senior player. We would ask that as many people as possible support this fundraiser and all entries must be submitted by 1st February.

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.

A massive well done to Fr Rocks players Marty Rea, John ‘The Bear in the Square’ Gilmore and Conor O’Hare on collecting Gaelic Life Allstar awards for their efforts for Fr Rocks seniors this season. Each player had a great season and they will hope to cap it off with a trip to Croke Park next month. Well done from everyone at the club.

There will be a meeting for U14 players and parents on Tuesday 22nd January, in the club rooms. Any player who wants to play U14 Football should attend along with a parent. It is very important that Parents attend this meeting. Registration will also take place on the evening. Training will begin on Thursday 24th at 6:15pm.

Good luck to Fr Rocks players Christopher McNicholl and Feargal Devlin who will play for Holy Trinity College Under 16s in the Tyrone Vocational Schools Final on Friday afternoon.


There are coaching courses coming up in the next few weeks that everyone should be aware of. We are hosting the level one course on Saturday 27th February. There will also be a foundation coaching course on 9th February at MUSA.

Scor Sinsear takes place this weekend and it is hoped that we will have 3 or 4 acts competing. Anyone interested contact new culture officer Sean Og Coyle or any other committee member.

From 1st January 2013, it is compulsory for all youth players up to minors to wear a gum shield at every training and game. There will be an information leaflet going on the club website and also on the facebook in the next few days so keep an eye for those. A youth player who has not got a mouth guard cannot take the field.

There is an 8 week placement available for work at the club grounds starting on 11th February through Network Personnel. If interested please contact Sean Gallagher by this Sunday 27th January

As ever, the club continue to be indebted to the many members of our main fundraising initiative, Club na Clairseacha. The set up at Mullaghmoyle is a testament to the generosity and hard work of our local community. This scheme is vital in the upkeep of the facilities and we would urge any member who is not a Club na Clairseacha member to please see any committee member and join the scheme. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Any business in the local area who would like an advertising board placed around the new field in 2013 can contact Sean Gallagher on 02887738366 or Damien McConville on 02887738311.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Cathleen O’Boyle, Larne who passed away recently. Cathleen was sister of outgoing vice chairman Liam McKillion. May she rest in peace.