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A round up of what’s going on at your local GAA clubs....

The U14s were away to Coleraine on Tuesday in the championship. Down to the bare bones with players away on holidays, at one stage Claudy were winning by seven points but let Coleraine back in to draw level. However, Claudy scored two late points to progress to the next round, final score Coleraine 2-09, Claudy 3-08.

The Minor team had a convincing win away to Limavady in the championship, final score Limavady 1-04 Claudy 3-11.

The next Senior and reserve league game is home to Doire Trasna on Saturday, August 4th, throw in 4.00pm for reserve and 5.00pm for Seniors. Senior championship is Friday, August 9th against Castledawson at Swatragh, throw in to be announced.

Underage Training - Thursdays at 3G pitch: Under 8 boys and girls from 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturdays at 3G pitch: U6 boys and girls from 10.15am – 11.00am; U10 boys from 11.00am – 12.00pm; Under 12 boys from 12.00pm – 1.00pm; Under 10, 12 & 14 girls from 11.00am – 12.00pm

The Cul Camp (age 6 to 13) runs from Monday, July 30th until Friday, August 3rd from 10am to 2.30pm each day at O’Neill Park. For further details contact any underage manager for an application form.

The Derry coaching clinic (U14 & U16s) runs from Tuesday, July 31st to Thursday, August 2nd from 3pm to 5.30pm each day at O’Neill Park.

Tickets are now available for the big draw, contact any committee member to get your name down early as they are limited to 400 tickets.

Our weekly lotto jackpot now stands at £6,500.


The winning lotto numbers for this week were 6, 12, 25 and 26. There was no jacpot winner but the £100 went to Mary McLaughlin, Kilgort. Next week’s jackpot is £6,500.

Fixtures: Today – U-14 Hurling Shield Final, Banagher v Swatragh at 6.30pm.

Ulster Fleadh – Ádh Mór to Martin O’Kane who will be representing Banagher in the Fiddle Slow Air competition tomorrow morning in St. Patrick’s College, Dungiven

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Kevin Lynch’s had a home game against Banagher last Friday in the senior hurling league. The final score – 2-11 to 1-13 - reflected the tempo of the game which was dictated by the referee and halted on too many occasions for mild infringements. Banagher got on to the score sheet first and went a couple of points up but from then on both teams traded scores and the half time score read 2-5 to 0-8 in Kevin Lynch’s favour. The second half continued as a close affair, aided by a goal from Oisin McCloskey but Banagher were unable to edge in front and at the final whistle were one point behind. Team: Darrel McDermott, Christopher Guy, Sean Marty Lockhart, Christopher Crossan, Ruairi McCloskey, Sean McCullagh, Darragh MCloskey, Ciaran Lynch, Gearoid O’Neill, Oisin Mc Closkey(1-0), Eoin Biggs, Stefan McCloskey(0-1), Shane Farren 0-12 (7f, 2 x 65s), Christopher O’Neill, Tiarnan McCloskey. Subs used: N Farren for C Guy; Garrie Stevenson for C O’Neill.

The Gear Shop is open on Tuesday nights from 8pm – 9pm.


The senior footballers are in action in a must win championship match against Magilligan at Faughanvale tomorrow with a 2.00pm throw-in. Following the ‘Seasiders’ win against Dolans last week, Magilligan can comfortably sit with a semi-final berth already booked. For us this is ‘must win’ to join them in the last four. Discipline and self belief will important ingredients if we are to achieve our targets. All support welcome in what should be an intense local derby. With so much at stake ill-discipline at this stage will eliminate any offender for the rest of the championship which will be in both managers minds. Intriguing indeed!

Next Friday has been set as the date for the Under 14 ‘C’ Championship final. With a time and venue to be decided, we would encourage all Glack Gaels to turn out and support our first underage camoige team to contest a championship final.

The minors season finished disappointingly on Monday night last in Craigbane in the championship. Other distractions on the night didn’t help the lads who turned up to give their all for St. Michaels.

There will be a Social in the clubhouse on August 3rd.

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St. Canice’s, Dungiven

This weeks lotto numbers were 13, 15, 20 and 25. There was no Jackpot winner this week but the 2 x £20 winners were Patsy O’Kane,

Fionnbharr Grieve. Next week’s Jackpot £4,800. Thanks to everyone who supporter our lotto.

St Canice’s Summer Camp drew to a close under strong sunshine in O’Cahan Park. Over 270 kids between the ages of 4 and 12 took part in the biggest camp so far. Poor Sean Kelly broke his wrist after a brave hand-block - get well soon Sean.

Special thanks must go to: St Canice’s GAC Committee for the use of O’Cahan Park and all the facilities; Limavady Council for their consistent support and sponsorship; Derry Co. Board for the provision of such super coaches – Shauna McCallion, Richard Ferris, Ashleen McCaul & Anthony Begley; St Canice’s Primary School (in particular Margaret Owens) for helping with the provision of equipment: The Underage Managers, who give up so much of their time for the Summer Camp – U6 (Paschal & Ronan), U8 (Bronagh & Tommy), U10 (Brian) & U14 (Francis). All the younger members of our club who have given so much time this week – they embody what the GAA is all about – thanks to Sean Owens, Frank Dillon, Conan McReynolds, Ciaran Steele, Ciaran Mackle, Shea McKeever, Ruari McGonigle, James Higgins. Even our U14 players are getting in on the act....too many to name - thanks lads.

Ladies Football Club – for bringing some proper organisation skills to this week - thanks. Parents – thanks to so many of you for staying and getting involved in all the activities. See you all next year!

Football Results: The U16s defeated Ballinascreen 3-14 - 3-03. The Minors defeated by Ballinascreen in the championship by one point after extra time. The Reserves defeated Glenullin on Sunday. Dungiven 3-13 - 3-08 Glenullin.

On Saturday past, St Canice’s held their Golf Classic ‘12 at Roe Park Golf Resort, Limavady. Over 100 golfers took part in a very successful day. The Senior Players who organised the day would like to thank all the golfers who came to play and support the Club. A big thank you goes out to all the sponsors of the event, to The Roe Park Golf Resort for the use of the course and for all their help. Also a big thank you to everyone who helped in any way. We would also like to thank everyone for attending the Presentation and great nights entertainment which was held in St Canice’s Club and the “Flying Fiddles” who provided the music on the night.

On Saturday, August 4th St Canice’s proudly presents “At Home With Cara Dillon” live in St Canice’s Hall, Main Street Dungiven. For Tickets call James on07889 670455 or Eugene on 07840 381789 or online at via Paypal.

The New Advertising Hoardings are currently being installed around O’Cahan Park. If you would like to advertise your business or would like to take one to Support the Club please contact Colum Mc Nicholl or Cormac Hasson.

Official Club Gear is available in our shop and will be opened throughout the week.

Doire Trasna

This week’s lotto numbers were 9, 11, 13 & 24. There was no jackpot winner but the £50 was shared by A. McNaught, P. Doherty, P. McGowan and I. McDaid. Next week’s jackpot will be £1,450

Senior training continues at Knockwellan pitches on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm. The next Senior game will be an away fixture to Claudy on Saturday, August 4th with a 5pm throw in.

Training for the Minors continues on a Tuesday and Thursday night, at 7pm - 8:15pm. The Minors were defeated by Steelstown last Monday night on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-09.

U16 training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm - 8.15pm and on Friday night’s 6pm - 7pm. U14 training is on a Monday night at Knockwellan pitches from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

The Girls Gaelic programme the club had been running culminated with a National Blitz day in Croke Park on Saturday past. The girls played 5 games against other Girls Gaelic centres around the country, with specialist coaches from the All-Star team. The parents who came to support this event all agreed it was a brilliant day and the girls acquitted themselves and the club with great distinction.

The U8s attended a blitz as part of Craigbane’s sports day last weekend. They played three games and did the club proud. The club would like to extend thanks to the Craigbane club for their invite to what was a very successful event.

Underage training (U6, U8 and U10) has now been moved outside to the pitches on Friday nights. All players are asked to bring £1 and a water bottle to each training session.

Club e-mail address is - The club are also on Facebook and would encourage everyone to join the Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna Group

The club are in the process of establishing a dedicated club website. Please watch club notes for an official announcement.

The club are always looking for new members and anyone who wants to be a part of the club in an administrative role or coaching role or simply as a member please contact us on the e-mail address above or get in touch with any club member

Back to School Backpacks are now available - these are perfect for all ages, however there is a limited availability. A new line of merchandise will soon be available for supporters. For any queries contact Paul Kirkpatrick on 07545970063

The club would urge all members to renew their club membership for this new year and any new members wishing to join the club please contact any committee member for a membership form

The annual Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna Summer Camp will take place between Tueday, August 14th and Friday 17th inclusive. Please contact any club coaches for more details

The club are in the process of organising a Jigs and Reels fundraising event. More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Na Magha

Na Magha will be holding its first inaugural Camogie summer camp starting on Monday, July 30th and running until Wednesday, August 1st from 10.30am - 1.30pm each day. The Camp will cater for girls from 5-16 and all newcomers are welcome. The camp will cost £5 per person. Any girl who has their own equipment should bring it along but hurls and helmets will be provided.

The Na Magha senior hurling team came back from last weekend’s trip to Lavey with a fine win. The boys were on top in the first half and came in at half time ahead on the scoreline 2-05 to 0-05. Lavey threatened a comeback in the second half of the game but the city side held out and claimed victory. Na Magha 5-10 Lavey 3-10.

Congratulations to both Jason McBrearty and Aaron McCarrick who were both selected on the Ulster U16 Hurling team that travelled to play a Connacht select last weekend. The boys played integral roles in two games against the opposition, coming out on top in both encounters. It is a great achievement for Jason and Aaron as well as their coaches. Maith Sibh!

Na Magha U-14 Camogs enjoyed victory in their league home game against Ballerin recently, score 5-3 to 2-2.  All girls played really well and special mention to newcomer Sabrina Morrison who set up one of the goals, resulting in Tara O’Rourke scoring.  While the team had a great semi-final championship game at home against Glack, they unfortunately were narrowly defeated (1-3 to 3-1). We wish Glack good luck in the final.

The Na Magha Summer Scheme will take place during the week beginning Monday, August 20th. This is always a worthwhile event for those who take part and is open to all boys and girls who are interested in starting Hurling/Camogie as well as current players. More information will appear in next week’s club notes.

There will be a blood donation session at the Playhouse on Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd of August.  Times each day are 1.30pm – 4pm & 5.15pm – 8pm.

Under 6 ‘Campa Eamoin’ training takes place at Pairc Na Magha from 12pm to 1pm. All children from 2 to 6 are welcome. Under 8 Training on Saturdays at the pitch from 11.30am-1pm and Wednesdays at the pitch 6.30pm-7.30pm

Under 10 Training Times are now Saturdays at the pitch 12pm-1.30pm and Wednesdays at the pitch from 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Under 12 Hurling takes place on Monday nights from 6pm - 7pm and also on Saturday mornings from 11.30am until 1pm at Pairc Na Magha.

Under 12 and 14 Camogie takes place on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm - 7.30pm at the club grounds. They will also train on Saturdays from 11.30am to 1pm. The U-14s will be training at the pitch on the following days and times: Monday 6pm-7pm; Wednesday 6pm-7pm; and Saturday 11.30am-1.00pm. Under 16 Hurling training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at the club pitch from 6.15pm until 7.15pm

Senior Camogie training has started back and training in taking place every Monday and Wednesday at the club pitch at 7pm.

Senior Hurling training takes place at the pitch and also begins at 7.30pm sharp on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Registrations for 2012 are to be returned to Club registrar immediately.

Anyone who wishes to start up Hurling or Camogie or just to give it a go will be very welcome at the relevant age group.


Underage football continues on Thursdays nights from 6pm – 7pm at McCourts. The summer scheme will be on August 16th, 17th and 18th with a Funday on the 19th. Volunteers are urgently needed for both events, if your child benefits from these maybe you too can offer a few hours of help, it will be very much appreciated. We are having a fundraising event in McCourts Bar on Saturday, August 18th. Contact any member of the committee for further info.

The Under 12s are in action tomorrow at 10.30 in Owenbeg. Bus will leave Ardmore Bridge at 9.45am. Can all players bring sock, shorts and boots? A waterproof jacket and a light snack are also advisable. If possible let Emmett or Michelle know.

The Ladies replay of Round 4 sees us away to Magherafelt on Monday. Throw in is at 7.30pm. Can all players make sure they are at Ardmore Bridge for 6pm. We had a great result on the three past Mondays so let’s build on this. Training is as usual on Wednesday at 6.15pm and as we have discussed attendance is crucial. Contact Michelle, Alison or Annette or alternatively contact us on Facebook if you CAN’T play. Our Championship fixture is possibly the 9th or the 12th of August so please let us know your availability.

Ladies Senior team training and Under 16 County team training continues on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Dungiven School. The U16s have a match tomorrow against Down. For further info contact Gerry Monaghan on

Senior Men their second Championship group match tomorrowy at 3.30pm against Doire Colmcille at Faughanvale. Training continues as normal every Tuesdays and Friday, be ready and on the pitch for 7pm at McCourt’s. Minors should also attend. For further info contact William.

Tickets are now on sale for the Grand prize Draw. First prize is £1,000 with 4 other money prizes. The Draw will take place at the Ardmore Dinner Dance in McCourts bar on November 10th. Tickets are £10 each or six for £50 please contact a member of the committee if you would like a book of tickets. It is expected that all players will sell at least one book.

There are a few advertising spaces left for the boards which will be prominently displayed around the Gaelic Pitch. If you are interested in having your business on one of these please contact Eugene or Garrett.

Anyone who is able to offer their time in a volunteering or fundraising capacity is encouraged to attend. Give us a visit on Ardmore now has a Facebook page St. Mary’s Ardmore GFC, so between that and the website you should be able to keep in contact.

Steelstown Brian Ogs

There will be no U10 training tomorrow as we will be on our summer break. There will be no training until after our summer camp.

Our minors played their first championship match on Monday night when they hosted Doire Trasna at Pairc Bríd. The visitors had a good opening 10 minute spell but shot four wides before Ruairi McKeever slotted over his first free for Steelstown. The home side then went three points up before Thomas McCrossan replied for Pearses. Both sides exchanged points and Steelstown nerves were settled when McKeever dispatched a penalty to leave Brian Ógs ahead at half-time on a score of 1-5 to 0-3. Pearses had a very good third quarter and despite James Corry’s early point, they closed the gap to four points. But the game was closed out when debutant full-forward, Colm Cregan, beat his marker and cooly found the bottom left-hand corner of Caolan Harkin’s net. Niall Doherty added two long-range points to leave the full-time score, Brian Ógs 2-11Doire Trasna 0-9. The midfield pairing of Ryan McCloskey and Eoin O’Hare were outstanding for the winners. Others to catch the eye were Ciaran Flanagan, Ciaran Rigney and Pearse Bradley. Steelstown: J.Morrison, T.O’Kane, R.Kehoe, C.Rigney, R.Campbell (0-1), C.Flanagan, A.Deane. R McCloskey, E.O’Hare, R.McKeever(1-5), J.Corry(0-1), N.Doherty(0-2), T.Melaugh, C.Cregan(1-0), P.Bradley (0-2). Subs. C.J.Martin, D.O’Doherty, L.Casey, E.Deane, S.O’Connor.

Club merchandise is available on request - please contact Grainne on 0771 5284195.

The shop is not open on Saturdays at present, as underage training is on the Summer break.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Golf Classic last Sunday, a great day was had by all who took part. See the club website and the club facebook page for pictures.

Clann na nGael

Training for men’s Senior and Reserve players continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. Both sides face away league fixtures against Galbally Pearses tomorrow, with the Reserves at 4.30pm followed by the Senior game at 6pm.

Training for Minor boys continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. The team will face Killeeshil St. Mary’s on Wednesday 8th August in the league quarter-final, throw-in 7.30pm.

Training for Under-16 boys continues on Saturday evenings at 5pm in Aughabrack. The side will travel to face Aghyaran St. Davog’s away from home on Wednesday 1st August in the league semi-final, throw-in 7.30pm.

The Under-14 boys will be in Championship action against Drumquin Wolfe Tones on Sunday, throw-in 1pm.

Training for Under-10 boys continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Dunamanagh.

The Under-8 children will host a “Go-Games” blitz tomorrow in Aughabrack. The games will commence at 10.30am.

Training for senior ladies continues on Monday nights at 6.30pm. The team enjoyed an impressive victory away to Dromore St. Dympna’s in the league on Monday as they ran out comprehensive winners by 7-5 to 1-7.

This week’s lotto numbers were 7, 8, 19 and 20. There was no jackpot winner but Seamus Kearney, Seamus/Leanne Blee and Mary Conwell each matched three numbers. Next week’s jackpot is £1,750.

The Tyrone County Board has introduced a new Season Ticket initiative for the Tyrone Club Championships. It is now possible to purchase a season ticket package, which covers admission to 10 games of your choice, for £55 (a further £5 discount applies to Power N.I. customers). Anyone interested in purchasing a season ticket is asked to contact Ambrose Houston as soon as possible.

A number of items of lost property remained unclaimed following the recent Craic in the Brack Festival. These items can be recovered by contacting Roisin Kerlin. Any items still unclaimed by the end of July will be donated to appropriate charities.

A DVD featuring coverage of the launch of “The Prairie Fires of Aughabrack and Dunamanagh” book last year, at which Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was the guest speaker, is now available to purchase priced at £5. Contact Ambrose or Tracey Houston.

Naomh Colmcille CLG

The countdown has begun to the Lord and Lady of Naomh Colmcille which is being held in the Clanree Hotel on Saturday, August 4th show starts at 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm).

Tickets can be purchased from any Club committee member or in Orchid Beauty main st Newtowncunningham.

Naomh Colmcille defeated Letterkenny Gaels by 3-14 to 1-13 in an high scoring game that saw both sides playing entertaining football.

Naomh Colmcille Training: U8s - Saturday at 10am. U10s this evening at 6 pm. U12s on Monday at 7:00 pm. Gaelic for Girls training this evening at 6:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Can all underage players please bring €2, boots, shorts/track bottoms and a drink please.

This week’s winning lotto sequence was 2, 4, 7, 17 and 20. Congratulations to Colm Clarke, Patrick Tinney and Pippa Ross – Lynch who matched three numbers and shared in €75. Next week’s jackpot €750. The Club would like to Thank Everyone for their continued support.

The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps. Caps can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.

Naomh Colmcille Sport’s Day 2012 will be held this Sunday at Páirc Colmcille @ 2pm. Going from the last year’s feedback this is one event for the family that should NOT to be missed!!!

Gleann Eallaigh

The Committee wish to sincerely express thanks once again to all those who attended the festival making it a wonderful success along with those who helped in the organising of the events, the many businesses who offer their unconditional support and all those volunteers who appear every year to offer their assistance. An event of this magnitude could not happen without this help.

The U14s play Brackaville on Sunday in the championship at 1pm in Brackaville.

The next blitz for the Under U8 team is tomorrow in Gortin. Transport arrangements available at training. Training for the Under 6-12 players continues on Thursday evenings at the usual time of 6.30-7.30pm.

Well done to the U12 team who played Newtownstewart on Monday evening. The next fixture for the U12 team is on Monday at home to Fintona. All players to be at the clubrooms at 6.45pm.

The club extends our sincere sympathy to the family of Michael McGillion.