Tyrone Club Chats


Our U21s began their campaign over the last couple of weeks. Their first game was at home to Pomeroy and the lads put in a strong performance to win on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-13. Another two league points were gained when Donaghmore conceded to field.Their final game in this group is away to Cookstown, this Saturday 1 December, at 2pm.

Well done to our Novelty Act team and mentors who participated in the Tyrone Scór na nÓg Final.

The Lotto result for Monday 5 November was as follows: winning numbers were 5, 12, 15 and 17. There were five ‘Match 3’ winners: Martin Toye, Fran Goodfellow, Danny Daly, Martin McKenna Dungannon and Paul Connolly Beechville. The Lotto result for Monday 12 November was as follows: winning numbers were 12, 13, 14 and 24. There was one ‘Match 3’ winner: Martin McKenna Dungannon.The Lotto result for Monday 19 November was as follows: winning numbers were 2, 11, 13 and 17. There were two ‘Match 3’ winners: Patsy Daly and Brendan Daly. The next Lotto draw will be held on Monday 26 November, Jackpot is £6,300.

All players, members and supporters of Eglish St. Patrick’s GAC would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to Fr McAnenly since his arrival in the parish 14 months ago. We wish him all the best in his new post in Armagh. Everyone within the club would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Parish Priest, Fr. Michael Toner and we wish all the best for the future in Eglish parish.

All within Eglish St. Patrick’s GAC extend their sincerest sympathy to the Fay family (Coalisland and Eglish), McGowan family (Granville) and Coogan family (Brantry) on their recent bereavements.


Last week’s Nifty Fifty winner was Miss Corrina Donnelly, daughter of club stalwarts Gerry and Margaret Donnelly and sister of senior player Stephen “Bubbles” Donnelly. Corrina didn’t match bonus number so that £5000 jackpot is still there to be won. For your chance to win why not purchase a ticket from any of our weekly sellers? Better still, sign up for club membership at £5 per month by direct debit and you’ll be entered in the next fifty draws from the date of joining.

To mark the historic achievement of Eoghan Ruadh’s capture of every hurling title available in Tyrone in 2012, Mayor Phelim Gildernew hosted a Civic Reception at the Council offices on Tuesday night past. The Mayor congratulated the club on its outstanding success and the positive contribution it made to the life and confidence of the town and Borough. Mayor Gildernew referred to the pride the Council took in the sporting successes of all clubs and sports people within the Borough. He applauded all concerned and urged all our young players to translate their success on the field into other aspects of their lives; their school work, their career decisions and subsequent working lives. Eoghan Ruadh’s success had been unparalleled in 2012. Other speakers on the night included club Cathaoirleacht Tomas Colton as well as County Cathaoirleacht Ciarán McLaughlin and club member and Councillor Barry “Ba” Monteith. A presentation followed in the Council Chambers which featured a brief history of the town and a snapshot of the wonderful facilities now open at the Council’s Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House Arts and Visitors Centre. Eoghan Ruadh extends its sincere appreciation to all involved on the night particularly the parents, invited guests players and coaches as well as all the Council staff. Indeed Eoghan Ruadh made a swift return to the Hill of the O’Neill on Sunday past where all winning teams, captains and managers gathered for an historic photograph to mark 2012’s achievements. The Club Photo-shoot was followed by the Club AGM at which took place in the Iggy Jones Room, O’Neill Park, Dungannon. A small but committed turn-out heard reports on all aspects of club life. Indeed, given the success of the last year it was perhaps unsurprising that there were few changes in committee personnel. With the club now a couple of months ahead of its normal annual schedule, the new committee will no doubt press ahead with plans for 2013. The first meeting takes place at the Naíscóil at 8:45pm on Monday 3rd December; all committee members please take note


The club mass (for all deceased members and patrons associated with the club) has been arranged for Saturday 1st December at 8pm.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) / Convention will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 2pm. All Nominations or Recommendations must be submitted to Connor McCarron before 6.00pm on Sunday 25th November 2012. Correspondence received after this deadline will not be included.

In order to acknowledge and celebrate this years achievements, Aghaloo O’Neill’s are hosting an event entitled “A Year To Remember” which will look back on the 2012 season and talk to all those involved. A four-course dinner will be served and presentations will be made to the players on the winning underage panels whilst the Senior and Reserve players of the year will also be announced. The dinner will be held in the Hillgrove hotel on Friday 7th December beginning promptly at 8pm. The event will end no later than 11.30pm. All players on the Under 16 and Under 18 panels will receive a complimentary ticket from Aghaloo. Tickets are £20 for all others attending and are available from all members of the Aghaloo committee and team management.


Lotto numbers for week commencing 19th November were 3, 13, 17, 20. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, four people matched three numbers: Shea McGarrity(Tullyodonnell Road), Lorna Martin(c/o William Mullan), Kathleen Mallon(Tirnaskea), Seamus Donnelly(c/o Aidan Devlin). Each won £25.00. This weeks Jackpot is £3100.

The U21s were defeated by Eskra away on Saturday last on a final scoreline of Eskra 1-6 Rock 0-6. Rock team and scorers: Kieran Rafferty; Ryan Litter, Niall McWilliams, Brian Ward; Pearse McCreesh, Collie McWilliams, Mark McAleer; Diarmaid Carroll, James McAuley; PJ Hayden, Conor McCreesh (0-2), Peter Ward; Eamon McGarrity, Aidan McGarrity (0-4), Kevin Mallon. Sub: Sean Hayden. Rock are due to play Aghyaran at home this Saturday 1st December in their next game at 2pm.

The Annual General Meeting of Rock St. Patricks GFC will take place in the Mobile on Wednesday 5th December at 8pm. Nomination forms are currently available from McLernons Shop and from the club website www.rockstpatricksgac.com. Nominations and motions for the AGM will only be accepted on the official form which should be returned to Club Secretary Darren Mullan or any committee member no later than Saturday 1st December. Late forms will not be considered. All those with an interest in the affairs of Rock St. Patricks GFC are encouraged and most welcome to attend the AGM.

Best of luck to Ciaran Gourley who has been nominated as a defender in the Teamtalk Allstar Awards which take place in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran this Friday 30th November. Lets hope Ciaran, who has been one of our most consistent players this year gets the recognition he fully deserves.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Barry McGuire and Catriona Nugent who get married this Friday.

Many thanks to everyone who helped out and supported the Coffee Morning/ Fundraiser for former committee member and player Kevin Cassidy which was held in the Club Mobile on Saturday last.

Rock Ladies had their AGM on Wednesday past, and there were a few changes to our committee. We’d like to thank Stephen Carroll for his work throughout the year and many years as our chairperson, Aislinn Carroll for a great job as secretary this last year and Amelia McWilliams for her work throughout the year and for many years as our Treasurer and also Peter Kilpatrick for his work and endeavours throughout the years as a committee member. We’d like to thank all committee members, coaches, players and club members for all their help throughout the year. The committee layout for 2013: Chairperson, Cyril Cush; Assistant Chairperson, Oonagh Mackle; Secretary, Cathy Cush; Assistant Secretary, Briege Lagan; Treasurer, Leonora Kilpatrick; Assistant Treasurer, Amelia McWilliams; PRO, Brian Lagan; Child Protection Officer, Jackie McAuley; Assistant CPO, Oonagh Mackle; Committee, Stephen Carroll, Aislinn Carroll, Brenda Bradley, Gerard Mackle, Mickey Mallon, Laura Kilpatrick, Lucy Mackle and Sarah Kolbolm. Good luck to everyone for the incoming year.

Congratulations to Laura Kilpatrick on recently winning her second Ulster Colleges All Star award.

Our Youth Presentation night is on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Our Annual Calendars will soon be available.

A big thanks to everyone who helped in any way with the fundraiser for Kevin Cassidy. It was a great success and was well supported by our local and the wider community.


Lotto numbers for Monday 19th were 7, 9, 12, 18 and bonus 17. No winner. Lucky dip winner Paddy McGuigan from Edendork.

The 2012 Christmas Bazaar will be on Sunday 9th December in the Des Fox Pavilion between 4-6 p.m; with Santa arriving at 5 pm. Everybody welcome.

There is a clothes bank at the entrance of the field. Anyone who wishes to dispose of any old or used clothing please do so, as the club gains financially for all clothing collected. No duvets or pillows please.

Irish dancing lessons are on Monday nights in the Des Fox Pavilion; 6-7pm for kids and 7-8pm for adults. 

There is a committee meeting in the Des Fox Pavilion at 8pm on Thursday 6th December. All committee members must attend.

Past pupils and staff of Edendork Primary school are invited to a special celebration of Mass on 12/12/12 at 7pm in St Malachy’s Church Edendork to celebrate the Centenary of the current school building. This is followed by refreshments in the school and a display of children’s work, old photographs, registers reports and memorabilia. To assist with the displays, the school would welcome any photographs of past pupils. Please leave these with the Principal A. Mc Alinden as soon as possible.

Sympathy is extended to the O’Neill and Mc Aliskey families’ Clonoe, on the recent bereavement of Celine.


The Youth presentation evening will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 5pm. The club’s AGM will take place on Monday 3rd December at 7pm also in the Washingbay centre.

The annual club dinner dance is scheduled for the Greenvale hotel on Friday 1st February.

DVD’s of come dance with Derrylaughan can now be ordered from Orlaigh McAliskey priced at £5.

The club merchandise is available from Philip McCourt on 07766334248. If anyone wishes to purchase merchandise for xmas it is important that you contact Philip asap.

The POP (Promoting our Participation) programme for teenagers currently running on Monday evenings at the Washingbay Centre needs material to make Christmas decorations. If you have suitable material or a surplus of old decorations the group would by very grateful if you could donate these to them. This can be left at the Centre on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 p.m.


Lotto Numbers on Friday 23rd of November were 16, 22, 24, 28.  Match three winners were Ita Quinn, John Devlin, Patricia Wylie and next weeks jackpot is £5600.

The U21 team defeated Moy on Sunday 18th November on a score line of 3:12 to 1:13 and Derrylaughan on Sunday 25th November on a score line of 2-13 to 2-10. They will play Moortown in their final group game, fixture details to be confirmed.

The club minor team play the Cavan champions, Lavey-Castlerahan, in the Ulster Minor Championship hosted by St Pauls Belfast.  This game is fixed for Saturday 1st December at 1:30pm and will take place at St Pauls home pitch on the Shaws Road in Belfast.  The club would encourage as many people as possible to come out and support the team.

Gaelic start for Boys and Girls P1, P2 and P3 continues in St Patrick’s Primary School on Wednesday nights, 7 to 8 pm. Each child should bring their own water bottle and parents must be in attendance.

Indoor training starts in the football pavilion for all U13/ U14 players and any U16 players not currently involved with the minor squad on Monday 26th November @ 7pm.

All footballers who intend to play senior and reserve football in 2013 are requested to attend a meeting with the new management team on Friday 30th November upstairs in the parish centre at 7pm.

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

Aerobics continue in the Parish Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7–8pm.

Gerry’s weekly quiz continues every Thursday night @ 9pm the Parish Centre. New teams welcome.

The youth group meets in the Parish Centre on Tuesdays at 6:30pm, all children aged 12 up are welcome to attend.

 The club is proud to announce their next production – A WIDOWS PARADISE – A play by Sam Cree. A Widows Paradise is an Irish Comedy and the production will be taking place on Saturday 1st December and Saturday 8th December in the Parish Centre (followed by a disco on both nights). Tickets will cost £10 and are available from usual outlets – Forbes Spar, McConvilles Shop and The Parish Centre or can be purchased from Noelle Wylie or Karla Coney


The Youth presentation (boys and Girls) U8 to U16 will take place in the Torrent Complex on Saturday 8th December. Parents and players are both invited. Donaghmore’s Wee Pat’s continues every Friday evening at 6.30pm in the Torrent Complex. Both boys and girls are welcome and parents are encouraged to stay and participate in the session. Indoor youth football also take place every Saturday morning with the P3-P4 group at 9am and P5-P7 at 10am.

Copies of Donaghmore’s “Let’s Dance – Saturday Night At The Movies” now available at The Torrent Complex priced at only £5.

Lotto Results: 2012. Winning Numbers: 6, 12, 15, 20. Match 3 Winners receive £10 each: Cassie Hoy, Oisín Nulty, Brian Cush, Tony Devlin, Stephen McGee, Mark Hetherington, Kevin McRory, G. Kerr, Patrick Doris, Christine McGrath.

The “Last Man/Lady Standing” competition continues with week 9 this coming weekend. Team selections to be submitted no later than this Friday evening.

The Club Annual General Meeting takes place this coming Sunday 2nd December at 6pm. All members are encouraged to attend. The Ladies AGM takes place on Monday 9th January.

Donaghmore GAA Club are in the process of gathering all club information together. Any member who has photographs (old or new), newspaper cuttings or any other info, contact Joe Daly or Brian Faloon. All items will be returned.


A well attended Annual General meeting took place in the Iggy Jones room on Friday evening, Secretary Oliver McHugh was praised for a very detailed report on the years past events, this was followed by the Chairman’s address, where Chris Rafferty spoke of this year’s achievements and of the challenges that lie ahead of us. Paul Doris and Danny Barr presided over the Election of the new incoming Committee.

Dungannon Clarkes would like to wish senior players Darragh Begley and Patrick Quinn good luck as they attend the teamtalkmag all-star presentation night in the great Hotel Bundoran.

Lotto numbers for Sunday 18th November were 13, 14, 19, 24 there were three match 3s. The Jackpot now stands at £2,800 and the draw takes place every Sunday night in McGrath’s Bar.

Dungannon Thomas Clarkes offers its condolences to the Quinn Family on the death of Packie, grandfather of Senior player Patrick, and to the Ryan family on the death of former minor player Gerard.


Last week lotto numbers were 8, 17, 23 and 24. There were no jackpot winners. One matched three numbers; John McFlynn. Next week’s jackpot is £825.

Last Sunday the Rahillys finally played their league semi final where they came up against county champions Errigal Ciaran. In a terrific first half Clonoe showed no sign of rustiness and built up early lead which meant they led 6-1 at half time. At the start of the second half Clonoe came out strong idea where they kicked three unanswered points putting them into a 9-1 lead. Errigal battled back into the game and with tem minutes to go they found themselves back on level terms. The rahillys dug deep and the winning score came from Connor McAliskey and the Rahillys held on to progress to the league final where they will meet local neighbours Coalisland.

Don’t forget - Saturday 1st December is your last chance to audition for Clonoe’s Got Talent! We had an excellent response at our first audition day, but if you think you’ve got what it takes, come to Clonoe Community Centre between 2pm – 6pm. Excellent prizes for the eventual winners so don’t miss out! Call Gerard at 07709 664 219 or Angela at 07516 930 839 to find out more. Remember, if you’re not in, you can’t win!

The annual youth presentation will take place on Sunday 16th December and the club would like to thank all the youth managers who helped out this year.

Clonoe’s big bingo will take place on Sunday 9th December at 6pm. With £4000 to be won on the day make sure you are there to try and win some of the money. This would be a fantastic lift with Christmas just around the corner.

This Friday night the big prize-fighter night is taking place in Clonoe Community Centre. With 8 boxers taking place and with the winner taking all it promises to be a great night of action in the ring. Clonoe is being represented by local man Shane Coney. Most of the tickets are away so be sure to get your ticket early so not to be disappointed. So if you are interested contact Shane on 07761412516 or Martin on 07725513719. Tickets £20 for ringside and £10 for upstairs. The fight night starts at 8pm sharp.

The club shop opens on a Friday night from 7.30 to 8.30. The date has passed for any Christmas orders.

Zumba classes will continue in the club on Tuesday and Friday nights at 6.30pm. Zumba also takes place on a Wednesday night 8-9 in the big hall and starting next week Zumba is on a Monday morning from 10 to 11 price £3.50. Pilates takes place on Monday night from 7 - 8pm. Pilates will also take place now on a Friday morning from 10 to 11, all are welcomed to attend.

On Saturday there is a dance class from 10 to 4. All types of dancing will be covered from modern, tap and ballet. All are welcomed to attend.

Do you want to get in shape for xmas?? If so join the bootcamp on Tuesday and Thursday 10-11am. On Sundays from 2-3 for 16-21 year olds.

Bellyblasts take place on Wednesday night 7-8. Everyone is welcomed to attend these sessions. All classes £3.50.

On Friday 7th December Elvis is coming to the Community Centre. So don’t miss this great Elvis tribute band. Admission £5.

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.

Sympathy is extended to McLeron family Clonoe on the death of Jim. To the Kelly family Kilary on the death of Dominic and to the Fay family Coalisland on the death of Johnny. Finally to the Devlin family Clonoe on the death of Joe in Manchester.


St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh was the place to be last Sunday afternoon (25th November) for the Final of the 2012 Tyrone Scór na nÓg. This was the first year in a long time that An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. had qualified for the deciding stage of county competition, and our young representatives certainly did us proud. Donning the Moy club colours and performing on county final day were our An Rince Foirne (Céilí Dancing) team of Ellen O’Neill, Lavina O’Neill, Caoimhe Magee, Aisling Magee, Louise Keppler and Siobhan Keppler, and Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group) members Ellen Donohue, Anna McDonald, Brianna Mallon and Kathryn Regan. It was a terrific achievement for the club to have these two acts appearing in the Tyrone Final. Our céilí dancers, under the expert tutelage of Fionnuala Cavanagh, and ballad singers put a lot of hard work and preparation into this year’s competition, and their performances last weekend were excellent. Indeed, all our young Scór representatives showed wonderful enthusiasm and talent throughout the 2012 competition to make it beyond the opening round. They proved to be great ambassadors for An Mhaigh G.A.C. and will no doubt be looking forward to representing the club again at future Scór events. Well done to everyone involved, including our team mentors and family members of each of the participants. Special thanks again must go to our Cultural Officer Caoimhe Lynch, and her parents Liam and Angela, who have helped revive interest in Scór among An Mhaigh GAA members. Next up is the Scór Sinsear for adult members in January 2013. A number of An Mhaigh club members have already expressed a willingness to take part in the senior competition, and anyone else who would like to get involved should get in touch with Caoimhe Lynch, Liam Lynch or any member of the committee.

An Mhaigh Under 21 footballers slipped to a four point defeat at home to Moortown St Malachy’s in round two of the knock-out competition, last Saturday afternoon (24th November). An Mhaigh’s last remaining fixture in this grade will be at home to Derrylaughan Kevin Barry’s on Saturday 1st December at 2.00pm. For more information about training and this forthcoming game, contact team mentors Peter McKearney or Philip McQuade.

An Mhaigh G.A.C. 2012 Youth Presentation took place in St John’s Parochial Hall, Moy on the afternoon of Sunday 18th November. Youth Officer Gerry Fearon reports: “This year’s event, which was attended by a large number of our youth players and their family members, was ably hosted by the ever-present Paud Loughran.

“Paud called proceedings to order and introduced our three special guests for the evening: Paul Rouse, who is part of our senior training team and one of the leading trainers in Ulster working at Jordanstown with elite athletes; Sean Cavanagh, who needs no introduction to the people of the Moy; and the All-Ireland Intermediate 7-a-side trophy, which was a great achievement for the Moy, and good that the youth of the club got to see and share in this.

“Paud got things going by inviting Sean to the stage. Sean spoke to the youth and the parents alike, giving advice and words of encouragement. He remembered that he had sat in the hall at youth presentations and didn’t always get an award. He congratulated all of those that were about to receive awards but reminded everyone that it’s more about enjoying football.

“Sean reminded players to listen to their coaches and encouraged parents to encourage their children to put in the practice in their own gardens. He thanked the youth committee for the chance to speak and felt confident that the Moy’s future was looking good when so many young players were present in the hall.

“The individual presentations then took place. All awards were presented by Paul Rouse, while each of the coaches talked about how their respective seasons panned out. There were several trophies on show that had been won over the year by the under 8 and under 10 teams. The girls had made it to four county finals and the boys to one final.”

“The girls individual award winners were as follows: Lucy McAlary (U-10 Player of the Year); Aideen O’Hanlon (Most Improved U-10 Player); Seanin Doherty (U-12 Player of the Year); Aiste Balsevciute (Most Improved U-12 Player); Anna McDonald (U-14 Player of the Year); Aine McElroy (U-16 Player of the Year); and Eimear McCormack (U-18 Player of the Year).

“The boys individual award winners were as follows: Conor Mackle (U-8 Player of the Year); Ronan O’Hagan (Most Improved U-8 Player); Steve Donaghy (U-10 Player of the Year); Shane Mackle (Most Improved U-10 Player); Adam Donaghy (U-12 Player of the Year); Scott Donaghy (Most Improved U-12 Player); Gavin Kelly (U-13 Player of the Year); Emmett Lavery (U-14 Player of the Year); Chris O’Neill (U-16 Player of the Year); and Mark McConville (U-18 Player of the Year).

“Paul Rouse was then called on to say a few words. He congratulated the Moy club on running such a successful evening and, looking at the table full of trophies, he said that the Moy could be pleased with their efforts for the year. He spoke of the success that Sean Cavanagh had as a player and that it does not come about by accident. It takes hard work and working on your own as well as working with your coaches. He praised the club for its work with the youth and said that, anytime he was down at the pitch, he always saw coaches working with players and that this was a good sign for the club.”

Gerry Fearon, himself, closed proceedings and took the opportunity to thank Mary Daly, Peter McKearney and all the senior committee for allowing the youth committee to run the various tournaments throughout the year. Martin Conroy was also congratulated for his work at the annual tournaments in the Moy, and he called for more support from parents to help in the running of these.

Gerry thanked his guests, Paul and Sean, for their words of encouragement and praised all the coaches for their effort throughout the year. He called on parents to continue with their support of the club and coaches and to encourage their children in practice and training. He thanked those that provided refreshments and, last but not least, he thanked the youth committee for their help all year.

The Saturday evening Vigil Mass in St John’s Church, Moy on Saturday 24th November was offered for the deceased members of An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg G.A.C. A number of youth and adult representatives from our club were directly involved in the Mass, which remembered all An Mhaigh Gaels who have gone to their eternal rest.

Senior footballers and club officers Eimear Gildernew and Ryan O’Neill said the main readings while six of our young underage members each read special Prayers of the Faithful. During the Offertory Procession, honorary vice-President and youth team mentor Mickey Kavanagh brought a Moy senior team jersey to the altar while Youth Officer Gerry Fearon handed over a football. Club Secretary Mary Daly and honorary vice-President Frankie McQuade, meanwhile, carried the water and wine. Special thanks to Rev Fr John Hughes CC who was the celebrant for the Mass, the choir for the beautiful music and singing, and those who helped organise this very important event in our club’s calendar.

The winter 2012 edition of our Club Tír na nÓg Newsletter will soon be completed and be posted out to all current Club Tír na nÓg members in the next couple of weeks. This special 16-page colour issue will be packed with a number of interesting features including photographs of various club events, player interviews, coaching tips, end of year quiz, member profiles, Irish language section, Moy memories, and much more.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those individual members and businesses who have subscribed to Club Tír na nÓg over the past twelve months and look forward to even more new recruits in the New Year. For more information on Club Tír na nÓg, please contact our Development Officer Francie McQuade or any member of the club’s executive committee. “Nil tobar ar bith gan chosan”.

Our club’s Annual General Meeting will be held in An Mhaigh G.A.C. Clubrooms on Tuesday 11th December at 7.00pm. As well as reflecting on the events and activities of the 2012 year, local Gaels will have the opportunity to air their views on the club’s future at this convention.

A special Adult Presentation and Club Tír na nÓg Appreciation Night will be held in the Ryandale, Moy on Sunday 16th December at 7.00pm. This will be a casual affair in which all club members and friends are invited to attend. More details later.

The Annual Christmas Charity Football fixtures between An Mhaigh and O’Donovan Rossa G.A.C. (Antrim) ladies and men’s teams will take place in Belfast on the afternoon of Thursday 27th December 2012. Watch this space for further details.