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Catch up on the latest news from around the local GAA scene


There was no winner of the club’s Lotto jackpot of £1,600 for week 30. The numbers drawn were 10, 18, 23. £50 was won by Pat McLaughlin. Next week’s jackpot is £1,700.

The summer scheme will take place on August 16th, 17th and 18th with a Fun Day on August 19th. Volunteers are urgently needed for both events. If your child benefits from these maybe you too can offer a few hours of assistance.

Ardmore are having a fundraising event in McCourt’s bar on Saturday, August 18th. Contact any member of the committee for further information.

Underage football is not on Thursdays nights for the duration of August. It will resume in September, hopefully with some new volunteers.

The Ardmore Ladies are at home to Steelstown in a round three replay on Wednesday, August 8th. Throw-in is at 7 p.m. Can all players make sure they are at McCourt’s for 6.15 p.m.

Training next week will be on Monday and Friday at 6.15 p.m. as we have the first round of the championship on Sunday, August the 12th at 5 p.m. Details will follow at training and attendance is crucial.

Contact Michelle, Alison or Annette if you can’t play.

The club would like to wish Annette, Meghan and Sinead all the best in representing Ardmore tomorrow (Saturday) as part of the Derry Senior Ladies panel in Louth against Louth.

The senior men have their semi-final of the championship on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Faughanvale against Magilligan. All support is greatly encouraged.

A good turnout for training is essential. It continues as normal every Tuesday and Friday. Make sure to be ready and on the pitch for 7 p.m. at McCourt’s. Minors should also attend. For further information contact William.

Tickets are now on sale for the Grand prize draw. First prize is £1,000 with four other money prizes.

The draw will take place at the Ardmore dinner dance in McCourt’s 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.

The entire club would like to express their very best wishes to Paddy and Joanne on their wedding day tomorrow.

Doire Colmcille

Training schedules and venues have changed for the various age groups due to the closure of St Columb’s College for the summer break.

All team coaches will forward details of the new arrangements via text or on the club Facebook page as usual, so please make the effort to keep the kids training over the summer.

The good news is that work is now well underway on the club’s new pitch at Lowry’s Lane so a permanent base for all club activities is on the horizon.

The senior and minor panels will continue to train at Templemore on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and the seniors still have two league games remaining to complete the season with details to be confirmed.

Under-14s will train on Thursdays at Templemore at 7 p.m. and Matt will confirm details for Saturday training by text.

Any club members interested in participating in the this year’s culture night at An Culturann on Saturday, September 15th should do so as soon as possible as places are limited and are expected to be filled soon. Contact the club culture officer, Brian Duffy to register your interest now on 07909717703.

Anyone with information and notes to be added to this section should contact Robby Doherty on 07808568613.


All roads lead to the Vale this Sunday evening as the senior footballers take on near neighbours Drum in the championship semi-final at 7.30 p.m.

After a comfortable double scores win over Magilligan on Saturday last, the club are now at the business end and a place in the final is up for grabs.

It will be tough, however, as Drum pushed the club in both league games this season but the hunger and desire from the Glack boys should ensure the club progress to the final.

On Tuesday night next the Glack Under-14 camogs field in the C championship final against Glenullin at 7 p.m. Venue is yet to be decided.

All club gaels are asked to come out and support the girls in their big day. A reception will be held in the clubhouse after the game.

Club members and families are asked to help out in sorting a buffet post-game.

There will be a social night tonight from 8 p.m.

Congratulations to St Michael’s Under-14s who qualified for the semi-final of the championship with a very comfortable and well deserved win over Colmcille on Tuesday night by 3-06 to 1-01.

Congratulations is also extended to the senior camogs who have also qualified for the championship semi-final after a 15 point victory over the Loup, 5-06 to 1-03.

Na Magha

Na Magha Minor hurlers played Swatragh in the county championship last Monday night at Banagher.

The boys hurled extremely well in the first half and went in at the break in front by a goal with Brendan Douban in fine form.

Na Magha came out in the second half and made a positive start with a Tamar Douban goal. However, Swatragh showed much more determination and made a strong comeback to win the game by two points.

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

Under-6 ‘Campa Eamoin’ training takes place at Pairc Na Magha from 12 noon to 1 p.m. All children from age two to six are welcome. Bring your child along for the fun.

Under-8 training times are now on Saturdays at the pitch from 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at the pitch from 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Under-10 training times are now on Saturdays at the pitch from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. and Wednesdays at the pitch from 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Under-12 Hurling takes place on Monday nights from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and also on Saturdays from 11.30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Pairc Na Magha.

Under-12 and U14 Camogie takes place on Tuesday nights from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. at the club grounds. They will also train on Saturdays from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Under-14s will be training at the pitch on the following days and times: Monday from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.; Wednesday from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

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 will take place every Monday and Wednesday at the club pitch starting at 7 p.m.

Senior Hurling training takes place at the pitch and also begins at 7.30 p.m 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.


The club’s Under-14s were away to Coleraine on Tuesday, July 24th 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.

Claudy scored two late points to progress to the next round. Final score - Coleraine 2-09, Claudy 3-08.

Banagher were due to visit O’Neill Park on Monday, July 30th but conceded the game.

The Under-16 game scheduled for Thursday, July 26th was conceded by Castledawson.

Seniors and reserve next league game is home to Doire Trasna tomorrow, throw-in 4 p.m. for reserve and 5 p.m. for Seniors.

The Senior championship is Friday, August 9th against Castledawson at Swatragh. Throw-in to be announced.

Underage training is on Thursday at 3G pitch. Under-8 boys and girls at 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

The following age gropus will train on Saturday at the 3G pitch; Under-6 boys and girls, 10.15 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Under-10 boys, 11 a.m. – 12 noon; Under-12 boys, 12 noon – 1 p.m.; Under-10, U12 and U14 girls, 11 a.m – 12 noon.

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.

The weekly lotto jackpot now stands at £6,600.

Clann na nGael CLG

Training for men’s Senior and Reserve players continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30 p.m. in Aughabrack.

The men’s Senior team made the journey to face Galbally Pearses on Saturday, July 28th as they continued their grim fight to pull clear of the relegation dogfight in Division two of the Tyrone A.C.L

In the end they required a Joseph Ball point with the final kick of the game to rescue a share of the spoils as it finished tied at 2-3 to 0-9.

Meanwhile the Reserve team was in a position to savour the sweet taste of victory away from home for the first time in the 2012 season as they produced a superb second half display to blitz Galbally Pearses.

The visitors welcomed back the influential Brain Dooher as he continued his battle back to full fitness.

The first half was not one for the purists as the sides engaged in a dour struggle for supremacy with Clann na nGael edging things on the scoreline by 0-3 to 0-2 at half-time.

Early in the second period the hosts appeared to flourish as they grabbed quick points to move ahead. They were not to trouble the scoreboard operator thereafter as the away outfit moved up a gear and tagged on a succession of scores before the killer blow was delivered by Kevin Devine who finished delightfully to the net.

This was the catalyst for further points including an eye-catching brace from Shane McGill and a neat score from stand-in captain and unsung hero Terence McGaughey.

In the end the scoreline read 1-11 to 0-4 in favour of the visitors who will be pleased to have got the proverbial monkey off their collective backs with the previously elusive away win secured.

Both sides have home games against Urney St. Colmcille’s on Saturday, August 4th in Dunamanagh, with the Reserve game scheduled to throw-in at 2 p.m. followed by the Senior game at 3.30pm.

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

Training for Under-16 boys continues on Saturdays at 5pm in Aughabrack. The side was due to face Aghyaran St. Davog’s on Wednesday last in the league semi-final, details of the outcome to follow next week.

They are scheduled to host Killeeshil St. Mary’s in the Championship on Thursday, August 16th, throw-in 7.30pm.

Training for Under-14 boys continues on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Aughabrack. The youngsters enjoyed victory against Drumquin Wolfe Tones in the Championship on Sunday, July 29th. The game took place in Aughabrack and the hosts triumphed by 2-7 to 0-8.

Training for Under-10 boys continues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Dunamanagh.

Training for Under-8 children continues on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Aughabrack.

The children hosted a “Go-Games” blitz on Saturday, July 28th in Aughabrack. There was a very good turnout and an enjoyable day of football duly ensued.

Training for senior ladies continues on Monday nights at 6.30pm in Aughabrack.

Training for Under-16 girls continues on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. in Aughabrack.

This week’s lotto numbers were - 6, 13, 20 and 24. There was no jackpot winner but Leo McBride matched three numbers. Next week’s jackpot is £1,800.

All persons associated with the club extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of James (Jim) McCafferty, Strabane on their recent sad bereavement.

St Canice’s

A great week’s entertainment was had throughout the week in the Club with the Ulster Fleadh Uladh. There werre packed out nights in Bar and Main Hall with musicians from around Ireland entertaining the audiences.

Saturday night saw the Pagent finish up in The Gaelic Field, and with a large crowd in the terrace to see all the floats and the adults and children who dressed up for the event.

St Canice’s Gac would like to thank the Ulster Fleadh Uladh 2012 committee who did a fantastic job organising the week and to all the musicians who came into the club and played to the patrons.

Thanks also to everyone who helped in any way in and around the club during the week to help with the smooth running of the events.

And to the Ladies committee for their tiresome work they put in all week providing food and sandwiches.

St Canice’s Gac proudly presents “At Home With Cara Dillon” live in St Canice’s Hall, Main Street tomorrow night. Tickets are still available. Contact James on 07889 670455 or Eugene on 07840 381789 or visit via Paypal.

There will be tea and sandwiches available after the concert back in St Canice’s for everyone.

The new advertising hoardings are currently being installed around O’Cahan Park. There are still some spaces left if you would like to advertise your business or would like to take one to support the club please contact Colum McNicholl or Cormac Hasson.

The businesses and supporters who take advertising will also get featured on the club’s website free of charge.


The club’s Seniors and Reserves are back in action this weekend at Foreglen tomorrow (Saturday). Senior throw-in is at 4.30 p.m. with the Reserve’s at 6 p.m.

The Seniors will also face Doire Trasna on Sunday, August 12th at Celtic Park in the first round of the championship.

The club Lotto was not won this week. Numbers were - 3 4 10 13. £50 winner was Jacqueline Feeney, 196 Tamnaherin Road.

Underage training will take place on Friday night from 6 pm - 7 p.m. at the hall. There is also an under-12 blitz this weekend, details will be given out tonight.

The club’s Summer Camp will run from August 20th to 24th. A registration form must be completed and £10 paid to enable your child to take part and to get the club kit bag.

The ladies team played Steelstown on Monday night past. Steelstown held on to win by one point in the end. Final score - 3-5 to 3-4.

Thanks to Steelstown for the tea and buns after the game.

The Ladies next game is against Ardmore in the first round of the championship on Sunday, August 12th at 5 p.m. at Slaughtmanus.

Club gear has now arrived (except the rain jackets which are expected at the start of September). Please contact Shona Watson on Slaughtmanus Facebook or text on 07740043261 to arrange collection of gear. Only gear paid for in full can be handed out.

Please support the club’s Cow Clap Challenge by buying a ticket. £10 per ticket or a book of 11 for £100. If you haven’t been approached to buy a ticket please approach any committee member. Funds raised from this draw will complete the new storage room and two new changing rooms which construction has recently started.

The Cow Clap Challenge and Fun Day is on Sunday, August 26th. A full day of entertainment is planned for all the family - outdoor slides - parish derby games - tug of war competition with prizes - live music and much more.


The winning lotto numbers for July 31st are - 5, 9, 13, 28. £35 each went to Maggie McCullagh, Leanne McFeeley and Sean Mac Bhloscaidh.

Next week’s jackpot is £6,600.

Fixtures – Tomorrow; Senior Football League – Banagher v Kilrea at 6.30pm. Reserves at 5pm.

£100 Draw – tickets are now available for the club’s annual fundraiser from any committee member or from a number of sellers.

Tickets are limited to 400 again this year with the top prize remaining at £10,000. Please support this essential fundraiser so that the club can meet its day-to-day running costs. Tickets may be paid up for and if you require this facility please contact your usual ticket seller as soon as possible.

Copies of the Fight Night DVD will go on sale from Sunday at O’Kane’s Filling Station and Centra Shop, Feeny priced £10. A limited number of DVDs are available to purchase so please get your copy early.

Well done to the club’s Under-14 hurlers and their manager, Tiarnán McCloskey who had a fantastic win over Swatragh on Friday night last in the Final of the U14 Shield played at Celtic Park.

It was a game that went to extra-time thanks to some excellent saves by goalkeeper Adam Brown and a terrific point from substitute Oisin Lockhart in the closing seconds of normal time to tie the two teams at 1-5 each.

In the first half points from Niall Moore, Tiarnan Moore, and Ryan McGillion left Banagher trailing 1-3 to 0-3 but a Ryan McGillion point followed by a Tiarnan Moore goal and then Oisin Lockhart’s point saw them earn a draw at the end of normal time.

It was Banagher who edged in front with points from Tiarnan Moore and Ryan McGillion to end the first half of extra-time 1-7 to 1-5.

In the final quarter Tiarnan Moore added a goal and a point to give Banagher a two point lead but it looked as if Swatragh’s goal in injury time would secure them victory but the Banagher lads to their credit never gave up.

They continued to dig deep and were rewarded when a long ball delivered by Liam Eoin Campbell from a free into the forward line was won by Ryan McGillion who passed to Conan Connolly who found the back of the net. Final score - 3-08 to 3-06. Team and scorers were - Adam Brown, Conor Murphy, Jamie Hasson, Paul Murphy, Cathair McGilligan, Conor Campbell, Cathal O’Kane, Liam Eoin Campbell, Tiarnan Moore(captain) (2-3, 1 free), Conan Conolly (1-0), Niall Moore (0-1), Niall Biggs, Shea Murphy, Ryan McGillion (0-3), Reece Armstrong. Subs: Oisin Lockhart (0-1) for Reece Armstrong and Oran McCormick for Niall Biggs.

The club’s gear shop is open on Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Gleann Eallaigh

Naomh Seosamh

The seniors travel to Killyclogher tonight to face Dregish in the first round of the Junior Championship at 8 p.m.

The next blitz for the Under-U10 team is on Saturday, August 4th in Plumbridge. Training for the Under-6 to U12 players continues on Thursday evenings at the usual time of 6.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Well done to the U12 team who played Fintona on Monday evening.

The senior ladies defeated Cappagh last Wednesday by 8-18 to 0-3. The under-16s defeated Ardboe on Sunday evening by three points. Their next game will be against Sperrin Og. Date and time to be confirmed.

The next training session will be decided during the week. Keep an eye on Facebook. Can all steward jackets be returned to John Conway.

St Joseph’s Craigbane

The club’s Under-14s defeated Glenullin in the Championship and now play St Michael’s in the semi-final.

Their next league game is away to Doire Colmcille next Tuesday.

The Craigbane senior’s next game is at home to Coleraine tomorrow evening at 6.30 p.m.

The minor championship semi-final is on Tuesday next, away to Lavey.

There will be no Primary School training during the month of August.

The winners of the sports day hampers were Fergal Mortimer, Jean McCloskey and Philip Kerlin.

Another land-mark has been added to Gerry Crossan Park recently, with the erection of a wind turbine.

This turbine was funded mainly by the Big Lottery Energy Efficient programme and it will cater for all the club’s energy costs in the years ahead.

Na Cúnna CLG Léim an Mhadaidh

This week’s winning club lotto numbers were - 11, 23, 26, 28. There was no jackpot winner with Walter Clarence winning the £25 prize. Next week’s lotto jackpot now stands at £5,450.

The club’s annual summer camp will take place from Monday, August 6th to Thursday, August 9th at Páirc na gCúnna.

The summer camp will offer football training for boys and girls at U6, U8, U10 and U12 level.

The camp will cost £15 per player, who will receive a kitbag at the end of the camp.

A registration night will take place tonight at Páirc na gCúnna from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

The club’s senior camogs will tonight travel to Drumsurn, where they face Drum in the Junior Championship. The game will throw in at 7.30 p.m. and all club members are urged to make the short trip and give full support to the team.

The club’s Senior and Reserve teams return to competitive action tomorrow, as Castledawson visit Páirc na gCúnna.

The reserve game will throw in at 5 p.m., followed by the Senior game at 6.30 p.m..

All club members are asked to show their support.

Club merchandise is now on general sale from the club house on Wednesday evenings, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Items available are hoodies, polos, t-shirts, tracksuit bottoms, shorts and socks.

Prices are available from the club website.

The club’s website is now active after being updated.

Visit and use the links to find the club on Facebook and Twitter.

Alternatively, search for “Na Cúnna Léim an Mhadaidh” on Facebook and @nacunnaclg on Twitter.

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