Mid-Ulster Club Chats


The number this week were: 1, 11, 17, 21. There were no jackpot winners. £50 - Mary Love; £25 - Alan Hale; £25 - Sean McNally

Next bingo will take place on Wednesday 16th January @ 8.30pm sharp

Parents are needed for hosting away teams for the Feile if interested please contact Sean Bradley on 07711818631

Training for the seniors & reserves takes place every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm sharp

A meeting has been called for all senior ladies on Wednesday 16th January 2013 @ 7pm sharp. All new players welcome.


This week’s lotto numbers were 3-7-20-12, twelve match three winners who each won £10. The jackpot next week is £4300.

Anyone interested in helping out with underage management, particularly U8s/10s/12s , should contact Youth Officer Raymond Donnelly or a committee member now.

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.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday evening at 8pm in the club on developing a ladies sub-committee. All interested are welcome to attend.

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.

More information on this can be found on the club website.

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 players and parents on Thursday night in the club rooms. Any player who wants to play U14 Football should attend along with a parent. Registration will also take place on the evening.

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.


The lotto numbers for last week were1, 2, 13 and 17. There was no jackpot winner and one person matched 3 numbers winning £100. Margaret Heagney Conway Close was the winner. Next week’s Jackpot will be £1750

U14 training begins on Wednesday 16th January at 7:15pm at Gortaclady. All players to be at the pitch for 7:00pm. Training will end at 8:15pm

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Nugent family circle on the death of Frank Nugent Murnells. Frank was a former player and a founder member of our club. May he rest in peace


Ballinascreen’s Underage Coaching Programme has commenced at the Backrow

cost £1. Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm P5/6 Boys Football; Wednesday 6-7pm P3/4 Football; Thursday 6-7pm P7 – Yr 8 Hurling; Friday 7-8pm P3-P6 Hurling; Cubs Club Saturday 10.45-12pm 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly payments); Note P7 - U14 football will commence when U13 competition is finished.

U12 Football every Monday in the Backrow 6.45-8pm Cost £1.

Anyone who is interested in coaching Underage teams this year could they please submit your name and details to Ciaran Smith by email: secretary.ballinascreen.derry@gaa.ie

There will be a Ladies Football meeting this Sunday @ 2pm in the Club . Anyone interested in playing Senior or Minor Football must attend.

If you are interested in joining Cairde Screen please speak to anyone on the Club Committee or you can collect a Cairde Screen pack from the Credit Union.


The AGM was held on Sunday and thanks go to all those who made the effort to attend. The following people have been elected to serve in office for 2013: President - Harry Gribbin; Vice President - Tom Murphy; Chairman – Liam Devlin; Vice Chairman – Adrian McCann; Secretary - Dolores Shivers; Treasurer - Geraldine Devlin; Assistant Treasurer - Martin Gribbin; PRO - Dominic Kelly; Registrar – Barry Murphy; Youth Officer – Paddy O’Neill; Committee - Paddy Walls, Helen McToal, Artie Shivers, Colm Gribbin, Roger Gribbin, Maire McPeake and Paul Rocks.

The next committee meeting will take place on Monday 21st January at 8pm in the hall.

The next Blood Donation session will take place on Friday 18th January between 4.30pm - 8pm

The winners of this month’s members draws are £200 – Colm Gribbin and £100 – Harry Dougan.

This week’s lotto numbers were 11, 12, 24 & 28 – there were no winners. Noogie McGeehan, Geraldine McQuillan, Shane Martin and Ciaran Hughes each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,800.

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


The senior team continue to team on Tuesday/Thursday and Sundays, keep posted for times and venues.

The lotto numbers this week were 1,5,13 and 16.

There was 1 winner who won £50, Vinny Creighton, next weeks jackpot will be £3,000.

The club’s AGM will be held on Monday January 21 at 8pm in the clubrooms.

The club will be holding a night at the races and awards presentation on Friday January 25 at 8pm in the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown. A light supper will be served on the night, and tickets for the event are priced at £7.50, tickets can be purchased from any member of the Committee. In addition horses for the Night @ The Races are priced at £10, and again can be purchased from any member of the Committee.

Club Membership is now due for the incoming year, and is priced at £20 for Adults and £5 for U16s. Committee members will be calling around the parish over the coming weeks to collect membership.

Ogra Colmcille GFC will hold their AGM on Monday 21st January at 7.30pm in the clubrooms. All existing and anyone interested in joining the club are cordially invited to attend. 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 lotto numbers for Friday 11th January 2013 were 2, 4, 15, 24.  There was no jackpot winner and match three winners included Winnie O’Neill and Angela McVeigh.  Next weeks jackpot is £6,300.

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 massive response and is still open for registration should anyone wish to join.

Tracey Muldoon would like to thank everyone who attended and donated funds to the Southern Area Hospice following a very successful fundraising night in Ardboe Hall on Boxing Night! A special thanks to The Flyin’ Fiddle who entertained the crowds all night. The total amount raised was £1636.32! A fantastic sum of money going to a very worthy cause helping to provide invaluable support and care to people living within the Southern Health Board Area, who are suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. Thanks to everyone for their Generosity!


The Club’s Presentation night will take place this Saturday in the Old Charm Inn at 8pm. This is to recognise the success of all our members, from managers to players. The senior camogs will be presented with their Junior County medals after winning the title back in August. It was the first time in the Club’s history that the senior camogs achieved success at this level. Also being recognised are the 3 County players from our club, Justin Kelly, Sean Óg and Conor Grogan who were awarded their Lory Meagher Cup All-Stars at the end of last year. Sean Óg will also receive recognition for achieving the Lory Meagher Player of the Year 2012.

Áine Tanney, a Post-Primary camog will be honoured with her I.N.TO award after playing in Croke Park. Entry to the presentation will cost £8, food and entertainment provided. There are a limited amount of tickets available, so please get them as soon as possible from any Committee member. The Club would like to congratulate Bríd Ní Dhonnghaile after she won the Club Volunteer of the Year award for County Tyrone. This comes after her sheer dedication to her club and county at all age groups. She will now head to Dublin for an All Ireland dinner in March.


Lotto w/e 6th January - 4, 12, 16, 19. Match 3s James Boyle C/O Quinfresh, Gabriel Burke, Brocagh, both £25. Meal voucher for Famous Grouse -Donal Dorman, Brocagh; jackpot is £1140, ticket returns to be in by Sunday evening.

Membership can be paid to any committee member; players MUST pay £20 membership.

All players up to and including minor are required to wear mouthguard in games and practice.

A disco for Primary School children will be held in the coming weeks, details will follow shortly.

All club merchandise being sold at Forbes Vivo. New club football gloves, hoodies (limited stock) available. Big Fight Night DVD is also available priced at £5. All proceeds towards football club.

The clothes bin is now located at Forbes Vivo. All donations very much appreciated.

U14 winter training programme in Castlebay on Wednesday 8-9pm. All lads asked to attend to improve fitness levels. Cover charge £2 per child.

The club extend their deepest sympathy to the McCann and Taggart families, Derrylaughan and also the Hackett family, Augher.


The AGM is on Sunday 20th in the washingbay centre at 6pm. The annual club dinner dance is scheduled for the Greenvale hotel on Friday 1st

February where tickets will be available soon.

The club has booked a Cardiac screening session for Saturday 23rd February. There will be two technicians (at least one will be female) and each screening takes 5-7 minutes. Each person being screened is required to complete a questionnaire which can be completed beforehand or on the day. Those who are U16 will require parental/guardian consent and the screening is open to all between the ages of 14-35 years at a cost of £35 per person. The screening is open to all members of the public as well. Bookings can be made by phoning 07936 383582.

There are no music classes until further notice.

The club merchandise is available on request from Philip McCourt on 07894 402744.

It is mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions for all up to and including minor. If a player refuses to comply he can be sent off and players will not be covered under Player Injury Scheme if not wearing one. Any mouthguard with CE mark on it is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.

Anyone with a key to the clubrooms that isn’t required is asked to hand it back to Bronagh asap.

Coaching education courses: foundation award course in Brackaville on Saturday 19th; MUSA, Cookstown on Saturday Feb 9, Eglish on Saturday Feb 23 and in Augher on Saturday Mar 2; Award one youth/adult course in Stewartstown on Feb 1, 2 and 23. If interested in any contact JJ Coney.


Annual Brian Buí Taggart Road Hurling Tournament is on Sat 26th at Clochóg, registration at 10am, open to teams of 3 players over 14. Entry fee £15 per team. The route is through townands of Cloghóg, Lower Meenagh and Drummurrer. Any queries contact Paul 07747 301263.

Annual Club Dinner Dance is on Sat 26th in The Gables, Carland. Tickets are £22.50 from Ryan 07834 906992. U16s must be accompanied by a parent. Disco after the dinner and presentations.

The minors travelled to Dunloy on Sunday for North Antrim 9-a-side Indoor series. They hurled against Ballycastle, Lavey, Kevin Lynchs and Oisín, Glenariff. Report next week. They do it again next Sunday; meet at Clochóg 12:45pm.

Táin League is for seniors and begins on Sat 2nd Feb, 2pm away against Éire Óg, An Charraig Mhór.

Next meeting of An Coiste is Mon 4th Feb,7.30pm in pavilion; excuses must be given to An Rúnaí.

U12, U10 coaching resumes this Thursday 6.30-7.30pm in Hall, U8s,U6s recommences on Tuesday 29th 6.30-7.30pm in the Hall. both £1 for Hall.

Handball is running again, Wed in Hall. Primary School Ages 7-8pm. Secondary 8-9pm. £1 for Hall.

Next Lotto draw is Mon 21 Jan. Jackpot £1500.

Irish Language evening classes will begin this Monday 14th January 2013. Seamas Galvin will facilitate the intermediate group while Christina Owens will facilitate the beginners group. Classes will begin at 7pm. This service is free of charge, tea and coffee provided during the break.

NCC expresses its deepest sympathy to McCann Family and Taggart Family in Derrylaughan on bereavements of Alice Anne (McCann) and Sarah (Taggart). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanamacha.