Tyrone Club chats


Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 12:39 am
Super Effort: Ashley Robinson, Clogher, presenting £1,215.90 to Fiona Wilson(Chairperson) and Committee representatives from Augher and Clogher Cancer Focus NI branch. Ashley raised the money through a 10k charity run in Enniskillen. Photo: Damien Donnelly (Press Box Media).

Lotto numbers on Friday 26th July were 3, 11, 12 and 31. There was no jackpot winner, match three winners included Tommy O’Neill, Emma Scullion and Margaret McKee. New jackpot £4,400.

The U16 team opened up their league campaign with a good victory at home to Coalisland, final score Ardboe 5-14 Coalisland 1-7.

The Reserve & Senior league continues on Monday 29th July away to Greencastle at 7pm and 8:15pm. Please keep an eye on the club website, facebook and twitter pages for confirmation of fixture details.

Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa GAC is proud to announce ‘Bash In The Bo’, the biggest Summer Festival to ever grace the shores of Lough Neagh. Starting Thursday 1st August and running through to the late hours of Sunday 4th August, the ‘Bash’ guarantees an action-packed and fun filled weekend with an array of events and activities to be enjoyed by all the family. All main events are hosted in a marquee, based in Michael Coney Park, Ardboe. Seating up to one thousand people, the marquee has ample dancing space and a fully catered bar service. The programme of events includes Teenage Disco Thursday 1st, Lisa McHugh Friday 2nd, Fight Night Saturday 3rd and rounding off with Nathan Carter on Sunday 4th. Tickets are now available at a cost of Lisa McHugh £12, Fight Night £15, Nathan Carter £15. Ticket Outlets include McConvilles Shop, Forbes Spar Ardboe, Forbes Vivo Brocagh, Costcutters Moortown, McKenna’s shop Ballinderry, Duffy Contracts Office Main St Coalisland, Sheehy’s Cookstown, Gene Stewart Music Dungannon, Magherafelt Foot And Ankle Clinic. All proceeds raised from the fight night will go towards the continued funding of youth development initiatives. There are various levels of sponsorship opportunities available to suit all budgets. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact any member of youth management or club committee as soon as possible.

U6 boys training continues on Wednesday nights 7-8pm, parents are encouraged to remain at the session.

Girl’s u16 training continues every Tuesday and Thursday @6.15pm.

The senior ladies defeated Beragh in their last league game by 5-11 to 1-9 to secure their place at the top of the intermediate league; they will take on Cappagh in the league semi finals with fixture details to be confirmed. The ladies will take on Strabane on Sunday 28th July in the semi final of the championship at 7.30pm.

The club extends its sympathy to the Henry family on their recent bereavement.


Lotto - Winning numbers 13, 18, 19, 24. Jackpot winner £4,000- Rose Scullion. This week’s jackpot is £2,000

For All Ireland Quarter-Final tickets please contact either Margaret Gallagher (87767462) or Pauric Gallagher (07734865961) by Thursday at 12 noon. Tickets will then be distributed on Thursday night at 7.30pm in the Torrent complex.

Our U16 boys got off to a disappointing start to their league campaign last Wednesday night with a defeat away to Clonoe. Their next game is at home to Edendork on Monday night at 7.30pm. All support welcome for all our youth teams.

There is a season ticket available for this year’s club championship games in Tyrone. The ticket is priced at £50 and entitles the holder to admission to all games and finals. Contact Pauric Gallagher or Patsy Hetherington if you are interested in purchasing one of these.

Goodluck and best wishes to Paul Quinn (QB) and Emer Cosgrove who get married this Friday!

The committee and members of Donaghmore GAA would like offer our sympathy to the Keogh and Mc Causland families on the death of Mariead. Sympathies are also extended to the Kelly family (Galbally) on the passing of Bob.

The U10s had a blitz in Edendork on Saturday. Both teams played some great football against pomeroy green castle Kildress and the hosts. The next blitz for the U8s is on Saturday 10 August. We have also been invited to the bellaghy tournament for P4 and P6 on the 10 August.


Lotto week ending 21st July – 3, 5, 20, 22. No jackpot winner. No match 3. Edel Quinn, Woodhouse Road, Ardboe - £25. Famous Grouse Voucher – Seamus Robinson, Brocagh. Next week’s jackpot £1440. Lotto tickets can be purchased in Vivo, Brocagh @ £1.

The next quiz will be in Castlebay on Saturday 17th August 2013.

We are running a fun/sports day on Saturday 24th August 2013. Watch out for further details!!

A season ticket is to be introduced by GAA for all championship football. Details to follow.

Senior/Reserve/Youth training continues as normal.


On Tuesday eveing our U16s got the league campaign off to a winning start against Donaghmore. The game was close for the first half but a strong second half display seen the O’Rahillys pull away with several goals and some impressive 45m kicking.

Members requesting tickets for the Tyrone v Monaghan game should contact Joe McCabe no later than 8pm on Tuesday Evening.

Members who have ordered merchandise should please note that when the order arrives in we will notify you through club notes and facebook.

Last week’s lotto numbers were 3, 7, 9 and 15. There was no jackpot winner. Matching three numbers were; R Harte, S McCabe, A McKee, P Taggart, D O’Neill, B Fay, S McGahey and P Hootans. Next week’s jackpot is £1650.

Anyone with any information or photos on our clubs history can they contact Niall Campbell on 07835662204.

There are several time slots available for indoor football etc. and there will also be morning and afternoon availability over the summer months. For rates and further information contact Alerian 07841702742 / Alice 07526834948. email [email protected] or private message Clonoe Community Centre on Facebook . Some of the available slots are: Monday 5-6pm; Tuesday 5-6pm; Wednesday 5-6pm and 8-9pm; Thursday 5-6p; Friday 5-6pm and 9-10pm.

U8 and U10 training is this Wednesday at 6.15pm.

For Community Centre or Indoor Hall bookings contact Alerian Taggert 07841702742 or Alice Campbell 07526834948. Bar bookings can be made with Alerian Taggert.

The club would like to extend sympathy to the Shields Family, Coalisland, and the Keogh Family, Dungannon. Mary Queen of the Gael pray for them.


An Mhaigh’s next game in the All-County League will be a starred fixture at home to Dromore St Dympna’s next Sunday afternoon (4th August). The reserve game is at 2.15pm, and will be followed by the senior match at 3.45pm.

Good luck to An Mhaigh ladies senior footballers who will play Castlederg in the semi-finals of the Junior Championship this Thursday night (1st August) at 8.15pm. The venue for this game will be Loughmacrory, and all support for the girls would be greatly appreciated. For more information on training and forthcoming matches, contact team mentors Tommy Conlon or Ryan O’Neill.

Meanwhile, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to An Mhaigh and Tyrone ladies senior footballer, Patricia O’Neill, who sustained a cruciate leg injury in the recent championship clash against Galbally that has ruled her out of action for the rest of the season. Trisha will be sorely missed for club and county but will no doubt be back all the stronger next year.

An Mhaigh U16 lads opened their grade two league campaign with a home game against Pomeroy Plunketts on Wednesday 24th July. The Tír na nÓgs went into this game slightly understrength but certainly played their part in a high-scoring contest that could have went either way. Visitors Pomeroy were the better team in the first half and were good value for their 1-10 to 2-2 interval lead. However, it was the Moy lads who came out firing for the second period and took the game to their opponents. In an exciting final thirty minutes, the lead changed hands on a couple of occasions, but it was Pomeroy who finished that bit stronger to win on a scoreline of 2-17 to 4-7. An Mhaigh scorers: P Mallon 2-2, R Coleman 1-1, M Conroy 1-0, F Kelly 0-2, T Loughran 0-1, C O’Hanlon 0-1. Meanwhile, a report of An Mhaigh’s round two league game away to neighbours Eglish on Monday 29th July will be included in next week’s notes. For more information about training and forthcoming games, contact team mentors Paddy McKeown, Niall Conlon and Tomás McNicholl.

Well done to Colm, Sean and the rest of the Tyrone senior football squad and management on their fine victory over Meath in round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers at Croke Park last weekend. Here’s hoping for a similar result when the Red Hands take on newly-crowned Ulster champions Monaghan in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final at Croke Park this Saturday.

Good luck also to the Tyrone minor players and management ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final clash against Kerry at Croke Park this Sunday.

Patricia O’Neill (nee Conroy) and other club colleagues are organising a Health Promotion and Family Fun Day at our club on Saturday 10th August from 10am to 4pm. It will include a range of activities which aim to increase awareness on health issues, and to highlight the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.

The Action Cancer Big Bus will be at our club premises providing two free services: 1) breast screening for women aged 40-49 years or over 70 years; and 2) MOT health checks for all. Appointments are limited and should be pre-booked by calling Action Cancer on 028 90 803344

Congratulations to An Mhaigh senior footballer, Emmett Rafferty, and his wife Triona who were blessed with the birth of a baby son recently. We wish the proud parents and their family every happiness and good health.


U6/8/10 training will continue on Wednesday evening at 7pm.

There is an U12 game this Tuesday night at 7pm in Killeeshil. Transport leaves the shore at 6.00pm. Training continues as normal at 6.15pm on Thursday night.

U16 training will take place on Monday and Thursday at 7.30pm this week.

The seniors and reserves travelled to Eglish on Sunday but both teams came away with no points. The seniors were beaten 0-16 to 0-10 while the reserves were beaten 0-15 to 1-8. Senior and reserve training continues as usual this week. Next weekend see a home game against Clonoe.

The monthly draw will take place next Sunday in Falls lounge. All collectors need to have all monies with Peter before this date.

Music classes will take place on Wednesday from 5.45-6.15pm .

Post primary camogie training will take place on Monday and Wednesday at the earlier time of 6.15pm.

The club merchandise is available on request from Philip McCourt on 07894402744.

If anyone wants anything included in the notes please forward it by email to the following address; [email protected]


Lotto numbers for week commencing 21st July were 3, 13, 21,23. At the draw in McLernon’s Bar, eight people matched 3 numbers winning £15 each. This weeks jackpot (Monday 28th July) is £4800.

Rock were defeated at home to Eskra on Sunday last in the ACL Division 2. A good first half display saw Rock go in leading 0-6 to 0-2 at half time. An Eskra goal midway through the second half changed the course of the game and Eskra finished strongly to win on a scoreline of Rock 0-9 Eskra 1-9. Rock scorers: (0-5), Martin McCreesh(0-2), Aidan McGarrity(0-1), James McCreesh (0-1).

The reserves won on a final scoreline of Rock 2-10 Eskra 2-8. Rock scorers: Francie Bloomer (0-6), Kevin Mallon (1-0), Oliver McElduff (1-0), Karl Kolbohm (0-2), Brian Ward (0-1), Eamonn McGarrity (0-1).

The U16s were defeated at home to Loughmacrory on Wednesday last, Rock 2-7 Loughmacrory 5-12.They are away to Killeshil on Monday 29th July at 7:30pm.

U10s attended a blitz in Galbally on Saturday last, once again competing very well. Many thanks to Galbally for their hospitality. Next U10 blitz is due on Saturday 17th August.

Any members requesting tickets for Tyrone v Monaghan in Croke Park this Saturday shoud contact Eamonn Cush no later than Tuesday. Best of luck to Tyrone seniors and minors in the All-Ireland quarter finals this weekend.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to our senior team manager, Paul Quinn who gets married this Friday.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Joe Donelly (Pomeroy) who died recently. Joe was one of Tyrone’s greatest supporters attending matches all over the country well into his 90s. May he Rest In Peace.


Last week’s lotto: 11, 12, 17, 20. No winner. £10 to Micky Brady c/o Cards, Eamon Mc Girr 40 Ballyness Rd, Veronica Barkey, Seamus McConnell Shanco Rd, Tony Sharkey FMT. Next week £3,900 in Rathmore Bar

The 22nd William Carleton Summer School commences on Sunday August 4: Book with [email protected]


With all the Provincial finals now completed - the Buster has resulted in a tie on 53 points between Sean Coleman and Brendan Hampsey - as set out in the rules their selections for the All Ireland will now be used to determine the winner - third place also resulted in five way tie on 51 points between John Mallon, Malachy Coulter, Declan McGrath, Stephen Hughes and Ciara Heron, again selections for the All Ireland will now be used to determine third place. Once again thanks to all those who in such large numbers entered the Buster competition. The feedback on this novel and innovative idea has been very positive.

Our seniors lost out to Pomeroy on Sunday on a 1-9 to 1-7 scoreline, the Clarkes led by six points at one stage in the second half but let Pomeroy back into it, who hit 1 -05 in the last 15 minutes to win by two. Next week we are down to Play Derrytresk at Home, reserves throw in at 2.15pm and Seniors 3.45pm.

Our U16s lost to a strong Moortown side in the first round of the league last Wednesday, evening this Monday 29th they are playing Derrylaughan away throw in 7.30pm.

Round 7 of the U12 go games take place this Tuesday 30th July with the Clarkes at home to Galbally, throw in 7pm, and next Monday 5th August they play Moy away , again throw in 7pm.

Clarkes Og’s training continues up in the park on a Monday evening.

Lotto numbers for Sunday 21st July were 10, 14, 15, 22. Seven matched 3 numbers. The jackpot now stands at £1500 and the draw takes place in McGrath’s Bar every Sunday evening.

Irish dancing lessons continue up in the club every Tuesday at 6.45pm.


The last two winners of the Nifty Fifty were Pauline Foye (15/07/13) and Ben McManus, (22/07/13)/ Pauline’s winning ticket was sold by Sheila McCrudden while Ben bought his ticket from Tommy Gates. Neither Pauline or Ben matched the bonus number so the jackpot of £5,000 is still there to be won. For your chance to win why not purchase a ticket from any of our weekly sellers? Better still, why not sign up by direct debit and you’ll be entered in the next fifty draws from the date of joining.

Our minors were left disappointed last Monday when Lisbellaw failed to field. Our seniors last game was against Lisbellaw in the Armagh League. With some players still away it was an ideal opportunity for others to show what they were made of and young Dwyer Marshall certainly stepped up to the plate. He finished the night with a hat-trick of goals as Eoghan Ruadh ran out six point winners. Next up for the seniors is a championship semi-final against Na Seamróigí. Originally pencilled in for Saturday past, the game now goes ahead this week at Garvaghey.

Over the past few years Eoghan Ruadh’s youth policy has managed to produce some good very good teams, notably last year’s U14s and indeed this year’s Féile team too. It is a credit to all our coaches, players and their parents how these lads have applied themselves to acquiring the skills of our national game. Our the current U12 team may just turn out to be a little bit extra special. On Saturday past they managed to win the Kevin Lynch Memorial Trophy, defeating the host side not once but twice on the way to success. were all at Owenbeg two weeks ago. Training continues as usual at the Hurling Fields on Wednesday evenings. Played on a superb surface, in great weather and a large crowd, the young Eoghan Ruadh lads put on an exhibition of their skills. Against Derry city side Na Magha captain Cormac Hughes and Cain Ferguson started to adjust to the elements and scored freely. Armagh rivals Cuhulainns were next up and put up a great fight, but our midfield of Fearghal Donaghy and Micahel Little, alongside Luke Cullen, and S.P McKernan were outstanding. So three wins and our final group game was against host club Kevin Lynchs. In the move of the game young James Fearon showed all his battling skills, winning the sliotar from 3 Lynchs players, soloing the whole way through the defence to set up Cormac Hughes for the winning goal. That sent us through to the final. It was hosts Dungiven who were the opposition. The energetic Cain Ferguson set the tone with a wonderful goal from the start. Dungiven started the second half strongly, but Eoghan Ruadh went on to win the prestigous trophy. Thanks to Kevin Hinphey & Dungiven Kevin Lynch’s Hurling Club for the Invite.

Eoghan Ruadh sends best wishes to senior club goalkeeper Paddy McKillion as he takes on the might of Ireland’s big hitters in next weekend’s All Ireland Póc Fada at the Cooley Mountains.

On a sadder note and Eoghan Ruadh extends deepest sympathy to three former players on the deaths this week of their grandmothers. Shea Coyle, formerly an outstanding prospect at underage whose career was cut short by injury was a grandson of Mrs Amelia McCann of Bernagh Gardens. To Shea and all of the McCann family we extend our deepest sympathy. Sympathy is also extended to former players Paul and Stefan Pantry whose grandmother Mrs Mary Pantry passed away on Sunday, just a few short weeks after the death of her husband Harry and granddaughter Kerrie, To the Pantry family we again extend our deepest sympathy. Sympathy is also extended to the family of the late Patricia Begley (née Donnelly, Benburb), Reaskmore, Dungannon who passed away last week. Patricia’s own family is actively involved in the GAA in Killeeshill and Eglish clubs. Sympathy is also extended to Michael Keogh and the Keogh/McCausland family on the death of his wife Mairead. Go ndéanfaidh Dia Trócaire ar a hanamacha go léir.


Our Reserves and Seniors took on Dromore on Sunday in Drumragh in the latest round of the All County League. The Reserves where beat on a score line of 4-10 till 2-9 and the Seniors lost their first game in almost 2 years on a score line of 4-8 to 1-8.

The U16 boys finally got their season on the way on Wednesday July 24 away to Ardboe. Unfortunately for the blues they fell to a strong Ardboe side on a score line of Ardboe 5-14 Coalisland Fianna 1-7. Up next is Dungannon on August 3 at home.

Coalisland Fianna is proud to announce that local singing sensation Daniel Newman is playing live in Gervin’s Bar on Saturday August 3. Tickets are priced at £5 each and can be purchased from any committee member. This is in aid of field development and ask as many members to come along for a great night’s craic. This is a night you will not want to miss.

There was no winners of the Jackpot but there was 9 winners with 3 numbers each, they where T. Mulrenan, P McGuiness, S. O’Neill, J. McClure, J. O’Neill, Una McGrath, M. McClure, G. McElroy, C. Carberry. The numbers where 10-14-21-22 Next draw is on Tuesday July 30 with the Jackpot sitting at £1200. If your not in, you cant win!!

Congratulations to Paddy McNiece, Plunkett Kane and the Tyrone team on reaching the All Ireland Quarter Finals on Saturday July 27 by beating Meath and also to Peter Donnelly who is with Cavan for also reaching the quarter finals on the same day.

Coalisland Fianna would like to send its deepest sympathies to the Shields family on the recent and sad passing of Rosaleen Shields Red Row Coalisland. Rosaleen a long time member and proud supporter of Coalisland Fianna will be deeply missed by her son Patrick, brothers, sisters, entire family circle and all at Coalisland Fianna G.F.C. A minutes silence was held before the Senior game in respect to Rosaleen. May she Rest In Peace.