GAA: Tyrone Club Chats

Tyrone Minor camogs who were crowned Ulster Camogie Shield champions on Sunday beating Monaghan 6-6 to 4-8 in Garvaghey.
Tyrone Minor camogs who were crowned Ulster Camogie Shield champions on Sunday beating Monaghan 6-6 to 4-8 in Garvaghey.

News from around the game in Tyrone


Clarkes Ogs (u6 to U12) registration is tonight Monday at 7pm in St Patricks College; we hope to seeing everyone there.

U14s got league campaign off to a good start with a win over Cappagh at O’Neill Park on Sunday in a great overall performance; on Saturday the boys are away to Rock, 11am. Minors made it two wins from two games as they beat Derrylaughan away in the league on Sunday; next up for them is a home game against Donaghmore on Tuesday 31st.

Good luck to St Patricks Academy when they take on St Patricks Cavan in MacRory Cup final on March 17.

There were mixed fortunes for our senior team in Ulster League. On Friday night they hosted Naomh Seamus of Crumlin and lost 4-7 to 1-11, and on Sunday they beat Bellaghy away 2-11 to 1-5. This Friday they play Truagh of Monaghan in their last game.

Well done to Padraig McNulty on making his Croke Park debut and getting on the scoresheet with a point when Tyrone played Dublin on Saturday night.
There’s adult registration at 7pm this Thursday in O’Neill Park, membership £25, or £10 for Senior Citizens; alternatively join Clann UÍ Cléirigh, contact Peter Toal on 07850 135212 or any committee member.

Anyone interested in helping keep club website up to date should contact J J Devlin or Sean Foley.

Lotto numbers for Sunday 1st were 7, 8 15, 21; ten matched 3 numbers. The jackpot stands at £4000.


The U14s got their season off to a good start on Saturday when they defeated Galbally at the Washingbay. They make the trip to Ardboe next weekend.

Minors didn’t enjoy the same fortune, an under-strength side losing out to a slick Dungannon outfit on Sunday.

A speedy recovery is wished to Caoilean Hughes who had operations on his hand following injury in a recent Minor game.

The club are running a 10k run and 5k walk on Saturday 28th March. To register email or phone 07809 350646.

Membership is now payable to Orlaith McGrath. Costs for this season are; single membership- £20, couples membership- £30, senior citizen membership £10.

Anyone using the gym in the clubrooms is asked to make sure they lock up after use.

Any outstanding Access NI forms must be returned completed and with correct ID to Conor Gervin, Clare Fitzgerald or Orlaith McGrath immediately.

Lotto numbers on March 1st were 1, 10, 13 and 29. Gemma McGuckin, Ardboe, Sheelagh Hagan, Killen and Niall Devlin, Aughamullan matched 3 numbers for £20 each. Jackpot now at £1,600. Niall Devlin was rewarded for sticking with his numbers, having also matched 1, 10 and 13 last week.


The seniors will play Pomeroy on Sunday in the semi-final of the Ulster league. Details of the game will be given at training on Tuesday 7:30pm.

The minors had a big 5-12 to 2-6 win over Greencastle at Mullaghmoyle on Sunday. The boys have won two out of the three games played in the league so far. Well done to players and management. Training is on Wednesday at 7:30pm at the field.

The U14s began their league season at home Killeeshil on Saturday. In a game with plenty of goals, the boys were unlucky to lose by just a point, 6-5 to 4-7. Training is again on Wednesday 6:30pm. Next up for the boys will be away to Greencastle this Saturday at 11am. Big support welcome.

Big well done to the girls u14 team who are through to the final of the Feile. The girls travelled to Ardboe for the tournament and put in very good performances to claim wins over Moortown and Edendork, and only losing out to Ardboe. No date is fixed for final but the girls will continue training on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm at the pitch in preparation for beginning of league on Saturday at home to Donaghmore at 4pm.

Next committee meeting is at pavilion at 7:30pm tonight Monday.


The closing date for paying general club membership in 2015 is St Patrick’s Day: Adult £40 and Youth £20. For families with three or more children, cost for youth membership £50. Payment can be made to Ryan O’Neill or any member of committee.

Minor lads travelled the short distance to Edendork last Sunday and lost by eight points to a strong home side.

U18 girls will host Edendork in league tonight Monday at 7.30pm. The cailíní will also entertain Owen Roes in league on Sunday at 4pm.

U14 boys opened their grade three league campaign with a two point loss (3-7 to 4-6) at the hands of near neighbours Eglish last Thursday. This was a game the Moy lads will feel they let slip under the lights at Páirc Chormaic. An Mhaigh were left to rue a disappointing second half display as a hungrier home team claimed both league points. Young Tír na nÓgs entertain high-flying Clonoe in league this coming weekend. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday 6.45- 8pm.

U14 girls get league campaign under way at home against Kildress on Saturday at 4pm.

Coaching for U14 and U12 girls is every Tuesday at 6.30pm.

U12 and U10 boys training is every Wednesday 6.30-7.45pm and Saturday 9.30-11am. All players are reminded to bring mouthguards, water, gloves and warm clothing to these pre-season sessions which are vital for team-building. 

Training for players aged seven and eight is at St John’s Primary School, Moy on Tuesdays 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our main pitch is closed until further notice. All should refrain from using the pitch until important maintenance work is carried out.


Lotto numbers for w/e 1st March - 1, 2, 9 and 16. Match 3s Paula Devlin (Brocagh) and Jimmy O’Donnell (Cookstown) win £25 each. Next week’s jackpot £630

Our senior side finished off their Ulster league campaign with an impressive 8 point victory over Drumaness.

Our Last Man Standing competition continued at the weekend, updates on


Lotto numbers Friday 6th: 9, 15, 30, 31. Match threes: Jason McReynolds, Cecilia Lydon, Kathleen Shaw, Maria Teague.

Next week’s jackpot £4,300.

Fixtures/Results: Ulster League Ardboe 0-11 Truagh 2-9; U14 League Donaghmore 3-7 Ardboe 5-10; Wednesday Ulster League Ardboe v Sarsfields, 8pm; Saturday Minor League Ardboe v Coalisland, 5pm; Sunday Ulster League Ardboe v Naomh Seamas, 12pm

A full range of club merchandise is in stock in Ardboe Gift Centre and available to purchase and order. Outstanding Camp Rossa jerseys have arrived and are available for collection from Niall Muldoon.

Gaelic Start is in Parish Centre on Mondays 7-8pm. Boys U12 training is on Friday in pavilion 7:30-8:30pm.

Main pitch remains completely closed to all activity.

Club membership and Cairde Ard Bó membership is now open; contact registrar John Devlin or any other committee member for information. We are trying to recruit a ladies football referee, contact Lisa Mallaghan or Cathal Forbes for information.

Cancer Focus Van will return to the club on Saturday 16th May, appointments for health checks 9am-5pm; please contact Cathal Forbes on 07762775651 to book a slot.

Thanks to Mickey John Forbes for the work he completed cleaning up around the main pitch and pavilion.

The club is running a new production called ‘Dancing Queen’ in Parish Centre on 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th March, tickets £12.50 from local outlets including McConville’s Shop, Forbes Spar, Parish Centre, Costcuttters Moortown, McKenna’s Ballinderry, Ryan’s Ballyronan, Vivo Brocagh and Sheehys Cookstown.


Club membership registration evening Tuesday 10th at 7:30pm in Torrent Complex. Membership is £20 per adult, £30 for adult + spouse, £10 for students and senior citizens.

If you are interested in becoming a club referee please drop an email to or contact any committee member.

Lotto Results 2nd March were 3-5-8-17. Ten match 3 winners - Marisa Reah, Dermot Faloon, Donagh Molloy, Kathie McCausland, Lisa McKay, Jarlath McGrath, Sarah Faloon, James Connelly, John O’Neill, Carrie Anne McKay - each receive £10. Jackpot is now £3100.

Fixtures: Saturday 14th 11am u14 League Cookstown v Donaghmore. Results: u14s 3-7 Ardboe 5-10.

Wee Pats, Pre-School to P3 every Friday at 6.30pm. P4-P6 Training Saturday 12:30pm on 4G pitch; u14 Training each Monday, 6:45pm; U12 training Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm. Training will be in held in the sports hall, so please bring indoor runners.

Music lessons will continue on Wednesday. This is in the Torrent 7-9pm in fiddle, whistle, guitar, flute and Adult group lessons. If interested in joining a class please contact Fionnuala McKenna on 07799 007753.

A big thanks from Donaghmore St Patrick’s to all who supported the Coffee Morning for Bravehearts NI and Anna Mullan. It was a great success with a bustling room full of people enjoying the huge variety of delicious home-baked treats. A whopping £1,800 was raised! Thank you to all who baked, helped and supported.


Last week’s lotto numbers were 11, 13, 22 and 24. Six matched three: Caoimhe Hanna, Mickey Campbell, Orla Donnelly, Marie Devlin, Lucy O’Neill and Trisha McGurk c/o The Rock; jackpot is £1600.

Last Sunday our boys minor team made the short trip to Annagher to take on local rivals Coalisland. In a game in which the young Rahillys fought hard throughout they battled into an 8-4 lead at half time. In the second half Coalisland fought back but the Rahillys dug deep and got the victory 0.11 to 0.7, Rahillys showing a lot of determination and heart to get the victory.

Minor ladies travelled to Coalisland and dominated throughout as they played some excellent football to win, moving the ball at great pace with great teamwork on display. This means they have won their first two games.

On Saturday u14 boys started their league campaign with a home game against Greencastle. Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half the Rahillys were able to move the ball well to be leading at half time. In the second half with the wind at their back the Rahillys continued to get the score and ran out winners.

U14s ladies made the journey to Greencastle. The young girls played well in all three games. They battled hard throughout and showed great attitude in windy conditions. They lost by a goal in their first game to Dungannon, beating Sperrin Og by 2 points and losing to Carrickmore. The management was very pleased with the girls work rate and attitude throughout the day.

On Friday night the club shop will be open 8-9pm. So if you need any socks or shorts make sure you call down.

Keep Saturday 28th March free and Let Us Entertain You! Any of you who saw ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ won’t want to miss it. Who can forget ‘My Lovely Horse’ and the ‘Summer of ’69!! Tickets are on sale from Enda Shields, Eamonn Hanna, Angela Devlin and Olivia Donnelly. Don’t be disappointed – this show will sell out!!

On Friday 13th there will be a quiz in Community Centre. This promises to be a great night and with Patrick Doris saying he is unbeatable at these quizzes can anyone prove him wrong? So if you think you are smart enough come on down for 8pm start.

Anyone who hasn’t filled out youth registration form is asked to fill one out and hand it in to management team.

Rahilly start is this Saturday at 12.15am in big hall. This runs 11am–12pm and is open to all 3-6 year olds. Parents must stay with child and help out.

The winner of the bonus ball this week was Colm Doris with number 25.

If interested in joining Cumann O’Rathaille contact Shane Devlin, a great way to help in running of our club.

To get ready for St. Patricks day call down to the bar on Monday 16th March to get going for the big day. Music in the front bar is by Paul Duffin.

On Friday 20th another major milestone in our club development will see official website go online. To celebrate this we are holding a small function.

For booking the indoor hall contact Alice Campbell on 07526 834948. Bar/lounge bookings can be made with Alerian Taggart 07841 702742.


Last week’s Nifty Fifty winner was Fionell Herron. For your chance to win a weekly prize of £50 and enter the draw for our Nifty Fifty jackpot, why not pick up a ticket from any club member. The jackpot currently stands at £2,225 and lines cost £1. Alternatively you could become a club member, for as little as £5 per month you will receive club membership and will be entered weekly in each of the next fifty Nifty Fifty draws from the time your direct debit takes effect. If interested just email your details to

Tyrone senior hurlers emerged from Brewster Park with two points after a convincing win over a dogged and at times undisciplined Fermanagh in Round 3 of the Allianz National Hurling League division 3A. A final scoreline of 4:14 to 2:8 will have gone some way to improving Tyrone’s scoring difference though with Monaghan and Roscommon wracking up big wins this weekend the pressure will be on Tyrone to keep their unbeaten run going. Manager Mattie Lennon will be pleased to see his forward line begin to score more with Seán Óg Grugan scoring 3:3 from play and Gerard Gilmore again netting after last weeks goal against Fingal. Next up is a double header in Omagh against Louth who lost out to Monaghan. Come along early and get behind the hurlers.

It was a great weekend for the Tyrone minor camogie team as they won the Ulster Minor Camogie shield defeating Monaghan at Garvaghey. Well done to all involved. And, for the second week in a row it’s congratulations to the boys of St Joseph Donaghmore who have qualified from their group in colleges hurling, wining two and drawing one of their qualifying games.

Youth coaching continues at the Youth Club on Monday evenings from 6:00pmto 8:30pm. Cards are now on sale for the annual Grand National Sweepstake. Sellers of full cards will receive a new club training top which has been specially designed for 2015.

Eoghan Ruadh extends deepest sympathy to Jimmy and Paddy Hughes and the entire Hughes/McNulty family following the passing of their mother last weekend. Go ndéanfaidh Dia Trócaire ar a anam.