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Without doubt the team of the week are the Under-14 camogie team, who on Tuesday night brought an Under-14 C Championship to the club for the first time.

History was made by these girls in resounding fashion as they defeated a very fancied Glenullin side by 5-07 to 3-0 amid ecstatic scenes at Brolly Park as player of the match, Chloe Anderson held aloft the cup after the game.

With two league games left the girls are still in with a chance of a double!

Congratulations to the mentors, Aileen and Erin on a wonderful achievement for the club.

The seniors’ loss in controversial style last Sunday remains the hot topic around the club, however league action returns this Sunday with an away game to Doire Colmcille. Throw-in 3.30 p.m. All support welcome.

There will be a short committee meeting on Monday night next at 7.30 p.m.

St Michael’s Under-14s are in championship semi-final action against Craigbane on Tuesday night next with a 7.30 p.m. throw-in. Venue to be decided. All support greatly welcomed.

Well done to the lads on Tuesday night past after a 3-05 to 2-04 win over Banagher in the league.

Follow the club on Facebook at glackgfc or glackcamoige.

Doire Trasna

This week’s Lotto numbers were - 1, 5, 13, 20. There was no jackpot winner, however, £50 was shared by S. Ferris and S. Houston.

Next week’s jackpot will be £1,550.

Senior training continues at Knockwellan pitches on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. The Seniors will play Slaughtmanus on Sunday in Celtic Park with a 1.30 p.m. throw-in

Training for the Minors continues on a Tuesday and Thursday night, at 7 p.m. - 8.15 p.m.

U16 training continues on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. - 8.15 p.m. and on Friday nights from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Their next fixture will be a home fixture to Ballinderry on Thursday, August 9th with a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

U14 training is on a Monday night at Knockwellan pitches from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The U14’s next game will be a home fixture against Newbridge on Tuesday, August 21st with a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

The Gaelic for Girls programme resumes with training on Monday at 6.30 p.m at the pitches.

The U12s attended a blitz in Dungiven on Saturday past.

Underage training (U6, U8 and U10) has now been moved outside to the pitches on Friday nights. Eleven players are asked to bring £1 and a water bottle to each training session, and are also reminded to look at the Derry GAA website ( to see this year’s forthcoming fixtures

The club are proud to announce the launch of their own dedicated website - Everyone is encouraged to use this site as all up-to-date information and photographs will now be put on here. Lotto results will be posted every week, as well as all current news relating to the club.

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 web 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.

Club bags are being ordered for any player or member who would like to purchase them. A new line of merchandise will soon be available for supporters of Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna. For any queries about merchandise please 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 at ICC at 10 a.m. for P1 to Year eight between Tuesday, August 14th and Friday, August 17th inclusive. Please contact any club coaches for more details, and forms will be available at training.

Clann na nGael

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

The men’s Senior team entertained Urney St. Colmcille’s in Dunamanagh on Saturday last in Division two of the Tyrone A.C.L. The home side has been scrambling for positive results for most of the year in an effort to stay afloat and, prior to this game, there were signs that things were beginning to improve.

This belief was further enhanced as, after a hard fought 60 minutes, Clann na nGael collected the two league points on offer with a 2-13 to 1-8 victory.

The game began badly for the home side who, for the second weekend in a row, conceded a goal in the opening exchanges. They were able to cancel that score out, however, within 10 minutes as Patrick Conwell (Balix) converted a penalty after Dominic Devine was fouled.

The hosts dominated the game for the remainder of the half but failed to drive home their advantage on the scoreboard as they turned around 1-7 to 1-4 in front when in truth the lead should have been greater.

The visitors improved after the break and closed to within a point before the introduction of Brian Dooher and Stephen O’Neill from the substitute’s bench helped crush their spirited resistance.

A second goal with five minutes remaining from the unlikely source of Patrick Conwell (Barron) killed the game as a contest. He found himself in an unusually advanced position but netted in composed fashion.

Special mention is also due for the exploits of Gary Devine who bagged two excellent scores from long range to put the gloss on a committed and gutsy display.

Meanwhile the Reserve team was unable to build on victory over Galbally Pearses in their last league encounter as they succumbed to defeat on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-12.

The Senior team will enter the Power N.I. Tyrone Intermediate Championship fray on Friday, August 17th against local rivals Gortin St. Patrick’s with the game scheduled to take place at Healy Park, Omagh, throw-in 7pm.

Training for Minor boys continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. The game against Killeeshil St. Mary’s, which was due to take place on Wednesday was postponed.

Training for Under-16 boys continues on Saturdays at 5pm in Aughabrack. The boys were defeated by Aghyaran St. Davog’s on Wednesday, August 1st in the league semi-final. Despite their best efforts the opposition proved too strong as they won by 5-12 to 2-6.

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

Training for Under-14 boys continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack.

Training for Under-12 boys continues on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack while training for Under-10 boys continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Dunamanagh.

The Under-8 children will take part in a “Go-Games” blitz on tomorrow (Saturday) at Newtownstewart St. Eugene’s grounds commencing at 10.30am.

Training for Under-16 girls continues on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. The girls’ next game will be at home to Carrickmore St. Colmcille’s on Wednesday, August 15th in Aughabrack, throw-in 7pm.

This week’s lotto numbers were - 6, 10, 17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner but Mary Dooher, Maggie Blee, Margaret Devlin and Brendan O’Neill each matched three numbers. Next week’s jackpot is £1,850.

The eighth committee meeting of the year is scheduled for Monday, August 13th at 8pm in the Dunamanagh clubrooms. All committee members need to be in attendance.

The Tyrone County Board have advised that Elite Summer Camps for 12-15 year olds will take place at selected venues during the month of August.

Application forms can be sourced from the club’s Youth Officer Ciaran O’Kane. The minimum requirement for each camp to run is 30 participants, if this is not met then the County Board have indicated that they will be forced to cancel the camp.

All Camps run from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on the following dates: Ardboe August 13th – 15th; Cappagh August 13th – 15th; Dromore August 13th – 15th; Coalisland August 22nd – 24th; Errigal Ciaran August 22nd – 24th; Strabane August 22nd – 24th.

The club congratulate Niamh Browne and the remainder of the Tyrone Under-16 girls’ team who captured the Ulster title by defeating Donegal by 4-15 to 3-17 after extra-time.

Commiserations to Alana McShane, Fionnuala Conwell, Michelle Christy and the rest of the Tyrone minor girls’ side who lost in heartbreaking fashion against Dublin in the All-Ireland Final by 3-9 to 3-7 on Monday, August 6th.

St Canice’s

Under-6 training this week as normal (weather permitting) at 6.30pm on Wednesday evening. Limavady are planning to come to Dungiven on Wednesday night to play challenge matches against St Canice’s U8 and U10 teams - watch out for the Teamer texts to confirm arrangements.

U12 training as normal on Wednesday night. U12s will be playing in 11-a-side Blitz’s every Saturday during August. As the panel is quite small the club need all players to do their best to turn out for these games.

The U14s had mixed fortunes in the Championship last week - the A team had a great result against Lavey, but the B team fell to a very strong Ballerin team.

Last chance to reclaim anything left behind at Summer Camp - call Tony on 077 3991 6443.

This Week’s Football Fixtures - Sunday, August 12th - Seniors v Glen at Dean McGlinchey Park, Ballinascreen (Championship), 1.30 p.m.

The club extend thanks to all who came out to see Cara Dillon in Concert in St Canice’s Hall, Thanks also to Cara, Sam and band for a fantastic night and for supporting with a brilliant fundraising night. Also to everyone who helped in anyway to make it the success that it was

The club would like to thank Fr Aidan Mullan for the use of St Canice’s Hall, and to John McElhinney for all his help.

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.

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

To Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the club, register your email address at and you’ll be automatically emailed updated with notes as they are added.

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The winning lotto numbers for August 7th were - 4, 7, 19, 26.

£20 each went to Aisling Devine, Ellen McDermott, James Hasson, Darrell O’Kane, D. Edwards, Geraldine Quigg.

Next week’s jackpot is £6,700.

Fixtures - Tomorrow (Saturday) – Senior Football Championship - Banagher v Magherafelt at Dungiven at 5.15 p.m..

£100 draw – tickets are now available for our 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 are now on sale 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.

Kilrea were unable to fulfil their Reserve league fixture against Banagher on Saturday, August 4th but instead fielded a reserve team to fulfil their Senior league fixture.

Subsequently Banagher had a facile win over Kilrea when they defeated them 5-22 to 1-3. Team and scorers were - Killian McDermott, Michael Anderson, Sean Marty Lockhart, Ruairi McCloskey, Gary Lynch (0-1), Ryan Lynch, Sean McCullagh, PJ Mc Closkey, Peter O’Kane,(0-1), Oisin McCloskey(2-0), Pauric Murphy(0-4), Gavin O’Neill(0-3), Paul Cartin, Mark Lynch((2-6, 1 Penalty, 4 frees), Eunan Murphy(0-3). Subs used: Conor Lynch(1-3) for Peter O’Kane; Darragh McCloskey for Michael Anderson; Brian Murphy for Sean McCullagh; Brian O’Kane for Pauric Murphy; Niall McCullagh for Mark Lynch.

Check out the club’s new website at

If you have any info for inclusion in the website please contact Bernadette on 07703013931 or email


Slaughtmanus Seniors meet Doire Trasna in the first round of the Championship this weekend. Throw-in at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday at Celtic Park.

The ladies team meet ardmore in the first round of their championship. throw-in 5pm at Slaughtmanus.

Club merchandise has now arrived for the exception of the rainjackets – please contact Shona Watson or get in touch through the Slaughtmanus Facebook page to arrange payment and collection.

The Cow Clap Challenge and Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 26th. Activities include: Cow Clap event at 3 p.m.; Underage Blitz at 11am; Parish derby games 2pm; Bingo at 4pm; Tug of War competition at 4pm; Music by Kevin Lees at 6pm.

Entrance for adults £2. Under-16s is free.

This week’s lotto was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 17, 18, 24. The £50 winner was Emear Doherty of Ervey Court.

A registration form for the Summer Camp which will run from August 20th to 24th must be completed for each child and their £10 paid in order for them to receive the clubs kit bag. Registration forms are available on Friday night at underage training. Parents please register your child early to avoid disappointment. summer camp runs from 10am to 1pm each day. Children must bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing. The summer camp is open to all under-16s.


The Senior Championship throws-in tomorrow when the Seniors take on Ballymaguigan at Ballerin. Throw-in is 1.30 p.m. and all support is appreciated.

Tickets for the club’s ‘Fight Night’ are selling out fast. If you are interested in going please contact any player or committee member for a ticket.

Tickets also on sale in the Vale Centre or at Dolan’s Barbers. Tickets are priced at £10 each. The first fight will start at 8 p.m. and there will be 12 fights in total with a host of senior players fighting, as well as players from other clubs and members of the community.

The Club Shop is open on request from Thomas. The shop will stock the new Berne Polo Shirts, hoodies, t-shirts, rain jackets, shorts and socks, Malin kit bags, gloves and car air fresheners.

Children and adult sizes available in all merchandise. For all enquiries please text/phone Thomas on 07737807379.

The club has now set-up a Twitter page. For all club updates and match updates follow the club at FaughanvaleGAA.

Magilligan will be hosting their annual Over-40s men’s football competition from Monday, August 20th to Sunday, August 26th. All ex-players are welcome to play in this and should contact Gabriel McGuinness.

There will be a few training sessions early August in the build-up to the competition.


The Claudy Minor team suffered defeat in the championship away to Loup on Monday last. The final score was Loup 4-15, Claudy 0-11.

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

The Senior team has kept their promotion hopes alive with a win at home to Doire Transna. The final score was Claudy 0-14, Doire Trasna 0-07.

The Senior championship is today (Friday) against Castledawson at Swatragh, throw-in 7.15 p.m.

Underage training - There will be training on Thursdays at the 3G pitch for Under-8 boys and girls from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. And on Saturday at the 3G pitch there will be training for the following age groups; 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 £6,700.


The senior team play Bellaghy in the championship tomorrow in Dungiven at 7 p.m..

The semi-final of the U14 championship is on Tuesday evening against St Michael’s, venue yet to be confirmed.

The Craigbane minors were defeated by Lavey in the Minor Championship on Monday past.

Strictly Come Dancing will be held at the end of December in the sports hall, details of all the dancers shall be announced in early September.

Na Cúnna CLG Léim an Mhadaidh

This week’s winning lotto numbers were - 13, 14, 24, 31. There was no jackpot winner with Kevin Mullin winning the £25 prize. Next week’s lotto jackpot now stands at £5,500.

After a successful week, the club’s annual Summer Camp ended on Thursday. For four days, players from U6 level to U12 level developed their skills at Páirc na gCúnna.

The club would like to thank all those who assisted in the organisation of the event, those who offered their coaching skills and those who in contributed in any way to making the summer camp a success.

Tonight, the club’s Senior Camogs will face Glack in the semi-final of the Junior Championship. The team put in an impressive performance against Drum last week, and will hope to continue were they left off in the semi-final. The game will take place at Fr.McNally Park, Banagher, throwing in at 6 p.m. All club members are asked to show their support for the team.

Sunday afternoon sees the club’s Senior footballers travel to Celtic Park to face Drumsurn in Round One of the GBS Intermediate Football Championship. The game will throw in at 3 p.m. All club members are asked to travel and show their support for the team.

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

Anyone wishing to have information included in the club notes should forward them to

Information for the club website can be forwarded to the same address.


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 help, it will be very much appreciated.

The club are having a fundraising event in Mc Court’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.

Ladies have the first round of the championship on Sunday at 5 p.m. away to Slaughtmanus. Details will follow at training and attendance is crucial. Contact Michelle, Alison or Annette or alternatively contact the club on Facebook if you can’t play.

A good turnout for training for the senior men is essential. It continues as normal every Tuesdays and Friday. 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.

Anyone who is able to offer their time in a volunteering or fundraising capacity is encouraged to attend.

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Ardmore now has a Facebook page which is St Mary’s Ardmore GFC.


The men’s senior team will play in the club’s first ever senior championship match tonight.

The match is against Ballinascreen and takes place in Foreglen at 7.30 p.m. The club appeal to everybody to come out and support the team in what is an historic day for the club.

There is no training this week for the Under-10s as they are on a summer break.

The Summer Camp will run from Monday, August 20th to Friday, August 24th from 10 a.m to 2.30 p.m. for ages six to 13 years. The cost is £25 per child. There are reductionos for additional family members. Second child costs £20. third child £15.

Application forms are available now from your U8, U10 and U12 coaches.

The club are seeking volunteers to help coach, supervise lunchtimes and tidy up after each day.

Training will then resume on Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m.