Tyrone Times Club Chats
Cash for Clubs Clothes bank is beside clubrooms, great way to dispose of unwanted clothes etc and the club benefits financially from this scheme.
Irish classes in clubrooms on Mondays 7-8.30pm.
Tin whistle, Irish language and Yoga classes have finished for the summer months. Thet will return in September.
Underage coaching in clubrooms, Tuesdays and Fridays 6.30pm. Gaelic Start is in the clubrooms on Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm.
Sports Day will take place in the Community Centre and football field on Saturday 23rd June from 1pm to 5pm. Everyone welcome.
Last week’s lotto numbers: 6, 16, 18 and 22. There were no winners and the jackpot is now £1950.
This Thursday we travel to Owen Roes 8pm; reserves will be played at a later date, all support welcome The championship draw took place last week; we drew Newtownstewart in the first round.
U14s had a good win against Ardboe at O’Neill park 6-5 to 3-5, a real good team performance; they play Galbally away on Wednesday 7.30pm, and on Saturday play Coalisland at home, 4pm.
It’s a busy week for Minors who travel to Donaghmore on Tuesday 7.30pm and on Friday play Cookstown at home 7.30pm. Well done to Sean Molloy who played a big role for Tyrone minors in defeating Armagh in Ulster championship. An U8s go games tournament is on this Saturday, venue Beragh. Training continues for Clarkes Og’s on Mondays 7-8pm in O’Neill Park.
Lotto numbers for Sunday 3rd were 8, 9, 10, 13 four matched 3 numbers, Jackpot stands at £1600.
Dungannon Thomas Clarkes offers its condolences to Cushley and McKernan families on their bereavements.
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Trip to Tallow, Co Waterford is weekend of July 20-22, not 13th to 15th as stated elsewhere last week.
U6s, U8s train Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm. U10s, U12s Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm. Bring £1 for hall and water bottle. Helmet, camán provided. Blitz will take place at Clochóg for U9s and U7s shortly. U16s train Sundays at 10.30am under Barney O’Hagan.
Post primary handballers had training and games session at Cookstown Leisure Centre. Safety googles have arrived, compulsory to be worn at training on Wednesdays 8-9pm in hall, £1. Secondary Schools Wednesday 9-10pm in hall, £1.
It is vital that those who have not paid membership to date, should do so now by contacting registrar Niall 07749 953623, new members welcome.
Jersies, hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, shorts, socks and bags available, all gear enquiries to merchanising officers Aidan 07843 237515 or Stevie 07729 720611. Handballs are £5 each. Call Paul on 07747 301263.
Hilarious NCC club comedy play Johnny Nahin’, written by Mary Ann O’Neill, is available on DVD at £10. Contact George 87 740190.
Cilles custodian Damien McVeigh, now domiciled in Brisbane is running Gold Coast marathon (43km) at end of June in aid of CRY- Cardiac Risk in the Young, a very special cause, in memory of close friend and Cilles compatriot Brian Buí Taggart. You can find the link on the club website or www.cry.ie
Puzzlesheets are available for June at £1 per sheet. First correct drawn entry at month end wins £25.
Anti-litter sponsored walk went ahead on Sunday from Páirc Chlochóg. Thanks to everyone.
Lotto for week ending June 3 were 1, 13, 17, 20. Christopher Cross (Brocagh) matched 3 for £50. Meal voucher for Famous Grouse was won by Padraig Hanna (Derrytresk).
Outstanding membership must be paid to Martin Morris or Malachy Donnelly now.
Summer camp is Monday to Thursday July 23-26, forms from Youth officer Niall Bell in coming weeks. Campa Chormaic is in the third and fourth weeks of July at Eglish GAC, incorporating Irish language classes and football, camogie and hurling coaching. For more details contact Niall Bell.
Club merchandise is now available at Forbes Vivo.
Senior and reserve training is Tuesdays and Fridays. Confirm venue and times with management. U16 training is Thursdays in Derrytresk 7-8pm. U14s is Mondays 7-8pm on pitch. U10, U12 is Saturdays 10.30-11.30am on pitch, registration for players on day. U8 training is Fridays 6.15-7.15pm at pitch, P4 down. A blitz will be held in Derrylaughan on Saturday 16th June, details to be confirmed at training on Friday evening.
Anybody interested in coaching or assisting with any of the youth teams is asked to contact Youth Officer Niall Bell on 07796 826503 - help, especially from parents, is greatly appreciated..
Last week lotto numbers were 9, 12, 13 and 15, there were no jackpot winners. One matched three numbers; Laura Dillon. Next weeks jackpot is £625.
Pride of place this week must go to our U14s girls team who reached their first ever championship final with a hard fought win over a spirited Fintona side. In the first half the teams were evenly matched but in the second half the Clonoe girls show their class and by playing some excellent footballers and with some great scores they ran out handy winners in the end. This result means that the girls can now look to the County final on the 23rd June, the venue at this time is unknown but the girls deserve all the support they can get and all support for the final would be greatly appreciated. This weeks the girls have two league fixtures with an away match to Pomeroy on Tuesday night to Pomeroy at 7pm and an away game to Owen Roes on Saturday morning at 11. The club would like to thank everyone who supported the recent Guess the score. The U12s girls train this week on Thursday 6pm at the dog track.
The u14s have a game this Wednesday night, all players are asked to be at the club for 6.45pm.
The u12s have a game tonight Monday away to Donaghmore, players to be at the club for 6pm.
Training continues on Sunday morning for the u6/8s and u10s boys and girls at 11.30 – 12.30.
Zumba classes will continue in the club on Tuesday and Friday 6.30pm and all are welcomed to attend.
There will be dance classes starting soon in the community centre from ages 3 upwards. Places are limited so anyone interested please contact Alerain Taggart on 07841 702742.
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.
Training is on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm for seniors, reserves and minors. This Sunday sees us at home to Ardbo, 6pm and 7.30pm. The reserves played Moortown at the Shore on Saturday and earned a well deserved draw 3-8 to 1-14.
U8s train Thursday, 6.15pm at shore; U10s Tuesdays 6.15pm; bring a water bottle; U12s train Sundays 11am; U12s go to Derrytresk tonight Monday at 7pm. U14s train Thursdays 6.30pm; U14s go to Ardboe on Wednesday at 7.30pm and to Moortown on Saturday at 4pm, all support welcome. U16s Mondays 7.30pm.
Tyrone summer camp in Derrylaughan Monday-Thursday July 9-12. Campa Chormaic for 8-12s is on 16th-20th July; on 23rd-27th July for 12-16s, both with Irish language classes in morning followed by football/hurling/camogie practice, if interested in participating more information contact JJ Coney.
Camogie: seniors, minors train Mondays, Wednesdays 7.30pm; Post Primary, U14s Wednesdays 6.15pm. New members welcome, details of matches given.
DKB last man standing is running, contact committee member for details.
Cleaning rota is in place for clubrooms, this week’s organisers Joey McLernon and Aiden O’Hagan.
Club merchandise is available from Philip McCourt and on sale at home senior ties. Clothes recycling bank is accessible when facilities open; members are encouraged to use this.
The seniors picked up a well-earned two points when thy entertained Killeeshill. This was a tough encounter for the hill lads and at the interval they led by just 3 points. Killeeshill came out in the second half and got a quick goal. Derrytresk quickly replied with Liam Slater finding the net and they were able to hold on to the three point margin for the remainder of the half to snatch victory.Even though the reserves put on a good display, Killeeshill proved too strong and ran out winners.
Derrytresk host Pomeroy,6pm and 7.30pm. Should this change, players will be notified at training.
Training is Tuesdays and Thursdays; be on the field for 7.15pm.
A get well wish goes to reserve player Niall Marshall, who sustained a serious knee injury against Killeeshill We hope he is back in action very soon.
Winners of June monthly draw: Phylis McGuigan £300,Nellie McKee and Nuala Canavan both £100. The next draw is on the first Monday in July.
On Friday there’s a table quiz in aid of St. John’s PS, Kingsisland, at 9pm - £5 per person, six members per team. There will be a raffle during the break. Please come along and give your support.
Dancercise is every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm. Please bring £4, a floor mat and water.
Lotto numbers for week June 4 were 6, 11, 19, 25. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, three people matched three for £35: Aimee Brennan (Dunamore), Ann M. Devlin (Rockdale Close), Caroline Bloomer (Sessiagh Scott Road). The Jackpot is £1850.
Reserves were defeated by Loughmacrory on Friday at Loughry 0-8 to 0-7. Scorers: Francie Bloomer (0-5), Aidan McCourt (0-1), Enda McWilliams (0-1). Rock play Galbally at home on Sunday 6pm, 7.30pm. Minors host Brackaville on Friday, 7.30pm. U14s defeated Tattyreagh at home 7-8 to 5-3. They are away to Derrytresk on Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm; be at Rock pitch for 6pm. They are then away to Aghaloo on Saturday at 4pm.
Og Sport team recorded wins against Killeeshil and Eskra before losing to Aghaloo in the final at Killeeshil on Wednesday.
Summer Camp is in Pairc Naomh Padraig from Monday 30th July until Thursday 2nd August. Application forms from Tyrone website or Primary School, to be returned before 30th June.
U12s are away to Kildress tonight Monday at 7pm.Rock hosted an U10 blitz on Saturday. Many thanks to visiting teams and also to all who helped out. U10/U8 training continues Friday 6-7pm.
Congratulations to Rock ladies minor team and management on their fine achievement of completing league and championship double with victory over Pomeroy in Galbally in league final on Friday, having defeated Aghyaran in championship final at Fintona the previous Sunday.
Recreational blitzes are in Clogher on Wednesday 20th and Edendork on Wednesday July 4, at 7pm. If interested, contact orla.oneill.gpo.tyronegaa.ie or 07845 814821 or email@example.com or 07789 797502.
Well done to Diarmaid Carroll and Tyrone minors and seniors on their victories against Armagh on Sunday last and also congratulations to Tyrone hurlers on winning the Lory Meagher Cup.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Toner family circle on death of Bridget (Gortavale), mother of former club secretary John and grandmother of player Sean Hayden. May she Rest in Peace.
Pride of place this week goes to our Minors who won the League final against Pomeroy; well done girls. Next Senior Match is away to stewartstown on 23rd June at 6pm
Senior/minor and u16 training will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.45pm
U14s were beaten by Moy in the semi final of the championship on Monday evening past; next league match is at home to kildress on Saturday at 11am. U12s next match is on Monday 11th June at 6.45pm at home to Galbally
U10s next Blitz is on Saturday 23rd June in Pomeroy. U8, u10 and 12 training will continue on Monday evenings at 6pm
Deepest sympathy to the Toner family circle on the death of Bridget Ita Toner, grandmother of player Cara Hayden. May she rest in peace
Next ACL games are on Sunday evening at home to Edendork 6pm and 7:30pm. Donaghmore have been drawn against Ardboe in championship.
Well done to both Tyrone Minor and Senior teams in victories over Armagh in championship.
Minors have two home league games this week. On Tuesday at 7:30pm they face Dungannon and on Friday they host Coalisland, 7:30pm.
On Friday U14s were beaten by a strong Cookstown side. This Wednesday they travel to Clonoe and on Saturday at 4pm they travel to Stewartstown. U12s play their opening ‘Go Games’ fixture when they host Clonoe. U8 ‘Go Games’ are fixed for this Saturday in Galbally.
Ladies Notes: Gaelic Learning to Play and Practice is on Mondays at 6.30pm for U10s. U12 training is Tuesday at 5.30pm. U16 training is Tuesdays at 5.30pm. Due to exams the U16 fixture for Thursday night is postponed. Senior training is on Tuesday at 6pm. Next Committee meeting is on Monday 18th at 6.30pm.
Gaelic 4 Mothers: Recreational football training is Tuesday at Convent 7.30-8.30pm starting on 12th - Ulster blitz at the end of the month. All welcome.
Lotto numbers for Monday 4th: 3, 8, 17, 24. Match 3 winners of £15: Dermot Faloon, Marisa Reah, R. Quinn, Jerome Grimes, Matthew Hetherington, Eilish Quinn, Michael McLaughlin, Lisa Conley, Ann Hetherington. Jackpot now stands at £4800.
Everyone at An Mhaigh GAC extend best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to former senior team goalkeeper and esteemed member, Ryan Kelly, who is in hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with Ryan and his family at this time.
Ladies minor team suffered yet another agonising final defeat, losing to arch rivals Mna na Deirge in a tense and incident-packed league decider at Drumragh. The Tír na nÓg cailíní looked as if they might end their long wait for silverware, and exact sweet revenge for thechampionship final defeat, when leading 1-6 to 0-1 at halftime, crowned with a good goal by Aoibheann Swail. But, just like in their previous meeting, the Sky Blues allowed the unbeaten Castlederg side to get right back into the game after the break. The Moy girls scored only once in the second half as a more physical Mna na Deirge slowly turned things around and kicked three goals to clinch victory 3-3 to 1-7. So, just like in 2010, the girls experienced the disappointment of losing narrowly in both finals. Yet the players and their management team of Tommy Conlon, Paddy McKeown and Sinéad McNicholl deserve great credit for the way they played throughout the season. Team: Molly Kennedy; Lucy Donaghy, Niamh Kelly, Ellen Mackle; Aine Swail, Aine McElroy, Jill Sheridan; Katherine Hughes, Grace McCormack; Sara Loughran, Eimear McCormack, Sophie Lavery; Shannon Murray, Maebh McGleenan, Aoibheann Swail. Subs: Lauren McCaffery, Niamh McVeigh. The Ladies hosted a very enjoyable and successful Night at the Races in PB’s Bar, Moy. Well done to the organisers who put a lot of hard work into making this a big success, and thanks to everyone who helped out and supported in any way.
Senior and reserve men footballers will play Eskra Emmetts away next Sunday 6pm and 7.30pm They have been drawn against Derrytresk in the first round of tchampionship. Both these games will be played later in the summer.
U8 Boys host Eglish on Friday at 7.30pm. U16 Boys are away to Cookstown tonight Monday at 7.30pm and go to Dungannon on Tuesday 19th.
Páirc Thír na nÓg, An Mhaigh played host to the grade two (group one) first round games in this year’s Tyrone Og Sport, a great night for U15 lads who emerged victorious in each game, defeating Kildress 2-5 to 0-5,Brocagh 5-7 to 0-3 and Stewartstown 2-10 to 0-8 in group decider. Other teams who took part were Derrytresk and Brackaville. An Mhaigh now go forward to play Aghaloo in semi-finals.
U14 Boys’ unbeaten record in the league came to an end at a damp Páirc Thír na nÓg when in-form Fintona overcame an understrength home side to win 6-9 to 6-7 in an exciting spectacle. Fintona led 3-1 to 2-3 at halftime and, as the game opened up even more after the break, the visitors stretched their advantage to ten points. A remarkable late comeback saw Moy come within a whisker of snatching a draw. An Mhaigh broke through on goal in the last piece of action only to see the ball shave the top of crossbar and go over for a point.
Despite this narrow defeat, the Sky Blues remain in pole position to qualify for the knock-out stages. They go to Brocagh on Wednesday at 7.30pm and host Eskra on Saturday at 4pm.
U14 Girls qualified for championship final via an outstanding 6-6 to 1-4 victory away to Rock. Having lost to the same opposition in their final league game, Moy cailíní were determined to put things right with a big championship display.Team: Alice Kelly; Caoimhe Magee, Caoilainn Doherty, Seanin Doherty, Emma Lavery, Anna McDonald; Domilia Svickyte, Emer Currie (0-3); Shauna McKee, Eden Lavery, Alana Murray (1-0), Siobhan Keppler (0-1), Ciara O’Hanlon (2-0). Subs: Shona Jordan (2-1) and Marianna Donohue (1-1).
Countdown is under way to An Mhaigh G.A.C.’s biggest ever U12 football tournament at Páirc Thír na nÓg on Saturday 23rd June. Anyone from the club who can volunteer services stewarding, catering, shop assistance, refereeing, scorekeeping etc is asked to contact Martin Conroy now.
For coaches who have applied to work at this year’s Summer Camps, county board is hosting a training day at Dean Maguirc School in Carrickmore on Saturday at 9am. Anyone who wishes to coach at the Summer Camps must attend this.
Good luck to Tyrone ladies senior football squad, including our own Patricia O’Neill, who will play Monaghan in Ulster Championship this Sunday.
Congratulations to Tyrone senior hurlers who defeated Fermanagh 2-24 to 3-20 after extra-time in a thrilling Lory Meagher Cup Final.
And well done to the senior and minor footballers for their terrific wins over Armagh in the championship on Sunday.
Finally, it has been brought to our attention that a well known An Mhaigh club member and former team goalkeeper, who makes and sells window frames, was celebrating his 60th birthday last week in PB’s Bar, Moy.
It has also been reported that the gentleman in question is now looking forward to making the most of his new free bus pass to get to all away matches and availing of the reduced senior citizen rates in to all Moy games!
Both Senior and Reserves play Moortown away this Sunday 6pm and 7.30pm.
Friday June 29th is the date of this year’s Golf Classic in Dungannon; as proceedings get under way at the North Coast (Irish Open) golf fever will be at a all time high, so all you Rory Mcllroys out there, dust down those clubs and join us on the 29th for what is always a great day’s golf and most of all “good craic”. To book a tee time or sponsor a hole contact Connor Lowe 07979 783013 or hook up with any committee member.
Lotto is on Tuesday evening, Jackpot £800.
Final call for membership; Adults £30, Husband/Wife/Partners £50, Youth, OAP £10. With erection of our new 1.2 meter spectator fence at Fr Peter Campbell park we are asking any businesses who wish to display name and purpose in the form of a sign, contact Paddy Devlin 07990 798241 or committee member, spaces are limited.
U12s train Wednesdays 6pm, this Tuesday they play Galbally at home followed by Moortown next Monday, also at home, both 7pm. U14s match against Dungannon is rescheduled to Saturday but they play Morrotwn before that on Wednesday. Last week the U14s ran up against a strong Derrylaughan side and lost. U6s, U8s train at field Saturday 11am.
U16s meet Clonoe at home in final round of league on Tuesday 19th, makings of a classic; don’t miss it! Minors travel to Ardboe tomorrow Tuesday, 7.30pm, and on Friday take on Donaghmore away, 7.30pm.
Training for U12, U14, U16 girls is 6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fr Peter Campbell Park. We encourage players to bring a new member. Adults willing to help with teams should contact Gerard McStravick or Gerry Galvin or come to training. We ask members to show support at youth matches; girls and boys put in serious effort and take great pride in the blue jersey; we ask that you back them up with your attendance.
Clothes Bank is at entrance of field; dispose of used clothing as club gains financially for all collected.
Na Fianna Fantasy Football kicked off with start of championship and we thank all taking part. A leaderboard will be posted when quarter-final ties are complete so you can keep track of scores.
Anyone to help out with catering duties during home games, should contact Sinead Duffy 07512 645641.
Our weekly notes will be updated on a regular basis if given to Connor Lowe at the shop or firstname.lastname@example.org. no later than Sunday at 6pm.
Na Fianna extends sympathy to McCormack, Hughes and Fox families on their bereavements.
Seniors and reserves are training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. The seniors and reserves travel to Donaghmore this Sunday, 6pm and 7:30pm.
We did it again, folks. Edendork hall was rocking on Saturday night. “So you think you can Dance” was a huge success. All the acts were fantastic and it was evident they have been putting in the hard work over the last couple of months. Special mention has to go to Decky “Patrick Swayze” Cullen, who knew he good move so good. Rumour has it that the local chemists found it hard to keep up with the supply of fake tan and that was just for Mark Mooney. A big thanks has to go to the fantastic crowd who were very generous. The crowd voted for their final three, Heat, Lick the Stamp, and Bonny and Clyde. All three were fantastic but there could only be one winner, Lick the Stamp. Lick the Stamp was comprised of Fergal Marshall and Claire Kelly. Fergal and Claire were both fantastic and performed a faultless rountine. Well done Fergal and Claire. These events could not happen without the hard work of club members. We thank anybody who helped out on the night.
Aptly named Brawl in the Hall is in October. Anyone wishing to swap football gloves for boxing gloves for this unique event may contact Garry 07834 805588.
There is a clothes bank for anyone who wishes to dispose of old or used clothing; the club gains financially for all collected. No duvets or pillows.
Next U8 go-games blitz on Saturday. Training for 5-12yo boys, girls is now on Thursdays 6:30–7:30pm.
U14 ladies train Thursday 6-7pm; U16 ladies on Monday at training field. Training is on Monday for U16 girls at 7pm in training field. Last week there was a challenge match against Fr Rock’s Cookstown which we won o 0-7 v 4-3, great team preformance since it was our first outing of the year, especially E Palmer, L Kelly, E Mc Reynolds and C Shields.
Application forms for Tyrone Summer Camp from Joe McCaul. Edendork hosting on 6th-9th August.
U14 players should arrive at Edendork pitch for 6.30pm tonight Monday, championship tie at home.
All senior players are requested to attend training at 7pm on Wednesday - the next match is nearly upon us. A big welcome to our new players and we look forward to building an even stronger squad of seniors. Níl aon cluiche mar ár gcluiche féin!
The Post primary team were put out of the championship by Eglish last Monday night - unfortunately the bank holiday meant that a lot of players were missing - but well done to all for the promise the team and players have shown.
Committee meeting on Thursday at 8pm
Lotto numbers for Friday June 8 were 2, 5, 23, 31. There was no jackpot winner or no match three winners. Next week’s jackpot is £3200.
U14 girls train Wednesdays and Fridays 6-7pm, U8, U10, U12 girls Wednesdays 6-7pm, U6 boys Wednesdays 6.15–7pm, U8, U10 boys Mondays 7-8pm. There will be an U10 Go Games Blitz in Moortown on Wednesday 6.30pm. U12, U14 boys train Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm. U12s will play Galbally at home tonight Monday. All players to be at the pitch for 6.30pm. U14s were away to Dungannon and lost 3-5 to 6-5. Their next game is a home fixture against Derrylaughan on Wednesday 7.30pm. Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Og sport on Wednesday. Ardboe had a good win over Moortown, a draw with Derrylaughan and lost to Clonoe and Coalisland. Well done to all teams.
U16s next game is away to Cookstown on Tuesday 19th 7.30pm. The minor league resumes this week with a home fixture against Coalisland on Tuesday 7.30pm and away to Clonoe on Friday 7.30pm. Training continues as normal.
Tyrone summer camp in Ardboe is 16th - 19th July. Application forms www.tyronegaa.ie
Seniors’ next fixture is away to Derrylaughan on Sunday. Training is as normal.
There is aerobics in minor hall of Parish Centre on Monday,Wednesday 7-8pm. Everyone welcome.
Next senior/reserve fixture is away to Derrylaughan on Sunday. Training continues as normal.
Well done to everyone who participated in the Ardboe 10k run and 5k walk on Sunday morning. All proceeds will go towards our local Primary School. A special thanks to Cathal Forbes (Forbes Spar), RML, Diamond Precision Engineering and PD Electrics who all sponsored and to everyone who helped make the event so successful. Thanks also to all adults and children who participated.
Nifty Fifty winner was Emma Donnelly, ticket was purchased from club stalwart Tommy Gates. £5000 Jackpot is still there to be won.
Seniors defeated An Charraig Mhór at Cian’s Field, O’Neill Park on Friday 0:14 to 0:5. The game was free flowing with some fine passages of play, due in no small manner to the performance of match referee Sean Quinn. Ironically, some hour’s later, one GAA talk-show featured an in-depth discussion with Pat McEneaney in which the renowned Monaghan whistler, was repeatedly extolling the importance of communicating with players during games. Sean has been doing that for years, and still remains one of the best hurling referees in Ulster, at any level.
Next game in the Tyrone league will feature the visit of the “ground- hurling” kingpins of Tyrone, Naomh ColmCille, to Páirc Uí Néill, Thursday 7:30pm.
U14s played Éire Óg in championship at O’Neill Park and ran out convincing winners, that man Quinn again in the middle, keeping matters on a tight rein and communicating with the players throughout.
Ógra Eoghan Ruadh fielded at U12 and U14 in the Antrim leagues. Both lost to Dunloy but there was little in either game and the experience will certainly stand to our lads. Eoghan Ruadh fielded two teams in Joe McKelvey Invitational Memorial Cup, a competition which featured teams from Antrim, Leinster and Tyrone, and hosted by the Ó Donnabháin Rossa club, Béal Feirste. Our ‘Red’ team made the Division 3 semi-final after victory over Ballygalget and a draw against St. Pauls but were beaten by a strong Bredagh side. ‘Red’ Squad: Adam Toner, Jack Donnelly, Shea McCartan, Turlough Mullin, Ciaran McNally, Conall Molloy, Conor Hague, Lorcan Donnelly, Niall Daly, Ryan McCrory.
Our ‘Stripe’ team made the division 1 Final after victories over Ballycastle, Gort na Mona, St. Galls, and Belfast’s Éire Óg. In the final we faced a very strong Rossa side and, after a nervous first half, we went in 4-2 to 1-1 behind. Having drawn with the opposition two weeks ago at the St Galls Invitational, Eoghan Ruadh showed tremendous character in the second half to almost pip their illustrious rivals. They laid virtual siege to the Rossa goal but conceded a killer goal to leave it 5-5 to 4-2. Tremendous performances in particular from S.P McKernan and Cain Ferguson. ‘Stripes’ Squad; Josh Campbell, Philip Kevin, Finn Devlin, Sean Doran, Michael Little, S.P McKernan, Eoghan Molloy, Cain Ferguson, Luke Cullen, Eimhear Colton.
Thanks to the mass of parents and coaches who made the journey to Belfast; your help was greatly appreciated. Thanks to our club coaches who have nurtured teams capable of earning the respect of clubs from hurling strongholds. Every year Eoghan Ruadh extends and expands the opportunities to play against the best in their age groups right across Ulster and beyond. That work and dedication is beginning to bear fruit, in very large part due to the enthusiasm of our coaches, players and parents.
It’s been a wonderful weekend for followers of Tyrone GAA with the minor and senior footballers progressing in Ulster Championship. And senior hurlers won their second Lory Meagher Cup after a titanic struggle with near neighbours, Fermanagh. In the end just a point separated both sides, 2:24 to 3:20 after extra-time. It was the peerless Justin Kelly of Éire Óg who gave a magnificent display, hauling the Red Hands over the line with a personal tally of 1:11. However, had it not been for a superb save from John Devlin in the Tyrone goal right at the end of normal time, it could have been heartbreak for a second year. Congratulations to all concerned.
Work on the club Hurling-Wall is almost complete and visitors to the Hurling Fields can’t fail to be impressed by the effort with the addition of graphics, all painted by hand by members of Eoghan Ruadh and Naomh Treasa clubs, a club inspired development from start to finish with little or no help grantwise. It is proving to be a popular gathering point for young hurlers and camógs alike.
Eoghan Ruadh will shortly host a little celebration of its own to mark its 68th birthday and formally name and dedicate the Hurling Wall. The Hurling Wall will be officially dedicated to the memory of the late Dan Morgan who served Eoghan Ruadh in every capacity throughout a distinguished lifetime of dedication to the promotion of Hurling. We hope to see all of Dan’s friends and family at the Hurling Fields next Saturday evening. Again everyone welcome. I’m reliably informed that after the dedication there will be an evening of celebration featuring a barbecue, refreshments and “pig-racing”. Saturday is the date for your calendar. The Dedication starts at 8pm and everyone is invited along.
On a more serious note Eoghan Ruadh were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs Eileen Cushley, Ardbeg, Dungannon, who passed away last Tuesday at hospital following a short illness Eileen was the mother of former player, former club coach and current Hall of Fame holder, Tommy Cushley and the mother-in-law of former club senior hurler Harry Óg McBride. To Tommy, his father John, sisters June, Mary, Sheila, Deirdre, Marti, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, Harry Óg, Eileen’s nephews, nieces, grandchildren, including former underage player Dylan Cushley, and great grandchildren, we extend our deepest sympathy. Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar a anam.
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