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Our seniors defeated Doire Trasna 1-18 to 1-10 in the first round of the championship and will now face Swatragh in the second round. The seniors league game this weekend against Lissan, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been changed to Sunday with throw in at 6.00pm. This remains a home fixture.

The Cow Clap challenge and Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 26th. Activities include an underage blitz at 11am, parish derby games at 2pm, Cow Clap challenge at 3pm, tug of war competition at 4pm. Music by Kevin Lees from 5pm.

A fun day for all the family with outdoor slides, pony rides, childrens fun room. Burgers, hotdogs, tea and sandwiches will be served all day. Entrance – Adults £2. Children under 16 free.

This weeks lotto was not won. The numbers were 1, 13, 19 & 20. The £50 winner Michelle McGee, Tamnaherin.

Underage Training is on Friday night from 6pm-7pm.

The Club’s Summer Camp starts next week with a full week of activity planned for all those taking part. Running from 20th – 24th of August at 10am to 1pm each day, can all children please bring a packed lunch and drinks and ensure they are wearing the appropriate clothing depending on the weather. Final registrations will finish tonight at the underage training.

The Ladies team defeated Ardmore in the first round of their championship at home on Sunday past in front of a large home crowd wearing, for the first time, their new kit sponsored by Allpipe Engineering Ltd. They now face Desertmartin on Sunday at Limavady. Throw in 7pm. Please come and support.

Coming Soon - ‘Siamsa Gael and The Squealing Pigs’ on Saturday, September 22nd. This is a ticket only event.


The winning lotto numbers for the 14th August were 4, 8, 23 and 28. There was no Jacpot winner but £100 went to Majella Burke.

Next week’s jackpot is £6,800.

Fixtures: Sunday – Senior Hurling Championship, Banagher v Kevin Lynch’s at Ballinascreen at 7pm.

£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.

The new Club jersey now in stock. Gear bags are now available again. Club Gear Shop open on Tuesday nights from 8-9pm.

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.

Banagher Minor Hurlers secured a semi-final piring with Slaughtneil when they defeated Lavey 3-13 to 1-8 in the Minor Hurling Chanpionship last Wednesday at Kevin Lynch Park. At half time there was only two points separating the two teams but Banagher’s three goals in the second half, two from Tommy Gallagher and one from Shane Campbell and a good performance from Michael O’Neill, ensured the win. Team: Michael O’Neill, Gabriel Farren, Eoin Crossan, Conor McGrellis, Shane Murphy, Niall Farren, Odhran Hassan, Tiarnan McCloskey(0-5, 2f), Callum Devine, Conor Murphy, Johnny O’Dwyer,(0-3), Tommy Gallagher(2-1), Darrel Kealey (0-2), Owen Kealey(0-2) Shane Campbell (1-0). Subs used: Cahan Brolly for O Hasson; Aidan McGrellis for T Gallagher; Cathal McGrellis for D Kealey; Cahir Campbell for S Campbell.

Check out our new website at: If you have any info for inclusion in the website please contact Bernadette on 07703013931 or email

You can now follow us on Twitter @BanagherGAC


The seniors can further cement their position at the top with a victory on Sunday against Sean Dolans at Brolly Park. Throw in 2pm.

The St. Michael’s U14s lost heavily to Craigbane on Tuesday evening in Dungiven in the Championship and hence bow out at the semi-final stage.

Other upcoming fixtures include: U14 ‘B’ league - St. Michael’s away to Glenullin on Tuesday, August 21st at 730pm.

The senior camogie season finished on Wednesday night last. Training continues as normal.

Congratulations and best wishes to Jimmy O’Connor on his recent marriage to Chermaine from all at the club.

Follow us on facebook for all the latast banter and news @glack gfc or glack camogie.

Doire Trasna

This weeks lotto numbers were 4, 6, 7 & 21. There was no jackpot winner but the £50 was shared by A. Tunney and K. McKenna. Next week’s (20th August) jackpot will be £1,600

Senior training continues at Knockwellan pitches on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm. The Seniors were defeated in the Intermediate Championship by Slaughtmanus at the weekend on a scoreline of 1-18 to 1-10. However the scoreline is not a true reflection of the match and the Pearses played very well for long periods of this game.

U16 training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm - 8.15pm and on Friday nights 6pm - 7pm. The U16s match with Ballinderry was cancelled, and as yet no date has been refixed.

U14 training is on a Monday night at Knockwellan pitches from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The U14s next game will be a home fixture against Newbridge on Tuesday, August 21st with a 7.30pm throw in.

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.

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 photos will now be put on here. Lotto results will be posted on here 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.


With just over a week to the club’s ‘Fight Night’ tickets 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, priced at £10 each. The first fight will start at 8pm and with a host of senior players fighting, as well as players from other clubs and members of the community.

The senior men travelled to Ballerin on Saturday last to take on Ballymaguigan in the first round of the Championship. The seniors won the game 2-09 to 0-09 having lead 1-06 to 0-06 at half-time. Goals in each half from Colm Butcher and Oddie McKinney were the decisive scores. The points coming from Marty McGuinness (0-03), Oddie McKinney (0-02), Stevie King (0-01), Daniel McElhinney (0-01), Conor O’Hara (0-01) and Joe Gray (0-01). Next up for the seniors is a home league game against Claudy tomorrow evening with the Reserves at 5pm and seniors at 6.30pm. All support appreciated.

The clubs U-12s played Limavady on Saturday last in a blitz that was also meant to have Lavey and Dungiven but neither of the latter two sides showed up. The U-12s played out two very competitive ‘A’ and ‘B games then moved on to play a 15-a-side game which they won on a score line of 0-07 to 0-05. Some very good performance on the day including Brogan, James, Anthony, Conleith, Aaron, Mark and Matthew to name a few. But a special mention has to go to the under 10 players who turned out including a star performance from ‘Scott Pollock’, a player who was a joy to watch on the day taking some great scores.

The Club Shop is open on request from Thomas and will stock the new Berne Polo Shirts, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Rain Jackets, Shorts & Socks, Malin Kit Bags, Gloves and Car Air Fresheners. Children & adult sizes available in all merchandise. For all enquiries please Text/Phone Thomas 07737807379. Easy Payment Plan in Operation.

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

Magilligan are hosting their annual Over 40s men’s football competition from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th August. 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, details will follow in papers/Facebook etc

Gleann Eallaigh

The reserves travel to Dregish tomorrow for the first round of the reserve championship at 2.30pm.

Thanks to all parents and helpers who assisted on Saturday when Glenelly hosted the U8 Blitz. Congratulations to Ryan McGarvey who made club debut The next Blitz for the Under 10 Team is tomorrow in Clann na Gael.

Training for the Under 6-12 players continues on Thursday evenings at the usual time of 6.30-7.30pm. Their final away game is against Aghyaran on Monday 20th August, transport leaving the changing rooms at 6pm.

Tyrone’s Elite Summer Camps for players aged 12-15yr olds are organised locally during August in Strabane, 22nd – 24th August. Camps run from 2-5pm. The camps are open to boys and girls. Fee is £15 per child. Application forms available on Tyrone website or from Tyrone County Board Office.

The U14 boys played Aghaloo on Tuesday in the Championship Quarter Final. The Under 16s girls will have a match tomorrow against St. Macartan’s at 11am.

Congratulations to Aoife McConnell who received the Tyrone U14 player of the year award.

Na Magha

The Senior Camogie team began their championship campaign for 2012 with a tough game against Drumsurn in the Junior Championship semi-final in Banagher. The girls were in fine form throughout the league and little had changed as they powered their way to victory. The girls started off on the wrong footing after conceding a goal, however, they soon asserted their dominance and produced a very strong display to win by 6-11 to 2-07. The girls will now play Limavady in the final in Magherafelt on Sunday, September 2nd at 1.30pm. All club members are encouraged to get out and support the girls.

The club summer scheme will be taking place from next Monday, August 20th at Pairc Na Magha. The camp will begin every day at 11am and will run until 2pm until Friday. The cost per child is £10 and a maximum of £15 will be charged per family. All new comers are very welcome.

Under 6 ‘Campa Eamoin’ training takes place at Pairc Na Magha from 12pm to 1pm. All children from 2 to 6 are welcome. Bring your child along for the fun.

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 on Monday nights from 6pm - 7pm and also on Saturday mornings from 11.30am - 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.

U14s 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- 7.15pm

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

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

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.

St. Canice’s, Dungiven

This weeks lotto numbers were 3, 8, 19 and 20. There was no Jackpot Winner but the three £20 winners were Roisin Mc Cann, Barry Mc Elhinney and Margaret Rose Devine. Next Week’s Jackpot is £5,100. Thank you to everyone who supported the Lotto.

As we approach the final weeks of the season we’d ask parents to continue to support our underage training/matches schedule by encouraging all children to keep attending – there has been a dip in numbers recently and this makes it more difficult for the club to honour the commitment we make to other clubs to support challenge matches and blitzs.

Our U10 & 12 teams took part in a terrific competition organised by our neighbours, Drumsurn on Saturday. Both of our teams played brilliantly throughout the day against teams from Drumsurn, Tir na nOg (Antrim), and Milford (Donegal) and both returned home with cups as winners of their respective competitions. Well done to all our players and coaches.

As all underage training and match activity is communicated through our Club Website we’d strongly encourage all parents to register their email address there – it’s very easy to do…..log on and towards the bottom right-hand-side of the home page you’ll see a “Subscribe to St Canice’s News” header – simply enter your email address here and then reply to the automatic email that you’ll be sent.

Senior Football Championship, Well done to our senior panel and management who defeated Glen 1-12 to 0-08

Fixtures: tomorrow, the Seniors v Magherafelt (League) O’Cahan Park at 5.30pm. Sunday, Res v Magherafelt (League) O’Cahan Park 2.00pm

Good Luck to Kevin Lynch Senior Hurlers on Sunday in Championship against Banagher.

The New Advertising Hoardings are currently being installed around O’Cahan Park and look very good, 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 Mc Nicholl or Cormac Hasson.The businesses and Supporters who take advertising will also get featured on Our Club Website Free of Charge!

Club Shop - Official Club Gear is available in our shop and will be opened throughout the week. Get you Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Rain Jackets and Lots More.

If You have a Upcoming Party and need a venue, The Club Main Hall is ‘Free’. For future bookings call James on 07889 670455

To Keep up to date with what’s happening in Your Club, log your email address on our website and you’ll be automatically emailed updated with notes as they are added..

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Naomh Colmcille CLG

The Senior team drew with Naomh Columba while the reserves lost by one point.

The Training Schedule this week is: Under 8s tomorrow at 11 am. Under 10 training cancelled for August. Under 13 training on Wednesdays 7:30 pm. Gaelic for Girls training: Training cancelled for August, will resume in September. Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.

Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT. New players are always welcome!

This week’s winning sequence was 9, 12, 17, 19 and 21. Congratulations to Declan Coyle c/o Coyle’s Bar, Emma McCann (Kilmacrennan), and Rhonda Gillian, c/o Carriage Inn who won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €900. The Club would like to take the opportunity 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. Please leave all bottle caps in the bag just inside the door of the clubhouse. Caps can also be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member. The club would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these caps as it would bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.

Clann na nGael

Training for men’s Senior and Reserve players continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm in Dunamanagh. The men’s Senior team will enter the Power N.I. Tyrone Intermediate Championship tonight against local rivals Gortin St. Patrick’s at Healy Park, Omagh, throw-in 7pm. We would be grateful for as much support as possible as the side attempts to break the hoodoo which has seen them fail to win a Championship game since 2005.

Training for Minor boys continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. The team will travel to face Eskra Emmetts in the Championship on Wednesday 22nd August, throw-in 7.15pm.

Training for Under-16 boys continues on Saturday evenings at 5pm in Aughabrack. Training for U14 boys continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack. Training for U12 boys continues on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack. Training for Under-10 boys continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Dunamanagh.

The Under-8 children took part in a “Go-Games” blitz on Saturdaat Glenelly. The youngsters thoroughly enjoyed what was an excellent tournament and we extend our thanks to the hosts for their hospitality.

The senior ladies’ team will travel to face Donaghmore St. Patrick’s in the league on Monday 20th August, throw-in 7pm.

Training for Under-16 girls continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. The girls return to action with an away fixture against Donaghmore St. Patrick’s tomorrow, throw-in 11am.

This week’s lotto numbers were 6, 8, 15 and 18. Charlie O’Neill was the lucky jackpot winner and will receive the sum of £1,850. We extend our congratulations to him. Next week’s jackpot is £1000.

The eighth committee meeting of the year will now be held on Monday at 8pm in the Dunamanagh clubrooms. All committee members need to be in attendance.


The summer scheme has been running since Thursday and continues today and tomorrow from 10am – 2pm. A snack will be provided for each child each day. Registration is at 9.50 each morning. There will be a Fun Day on Sunday with a variety of games and raffles. Emmett will have merchandise for sale so don’t forget your football boots and sports gear. 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. Contact any Eugene, Emmett, Annette or Michelle for further info.

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

Ladies have training on Wednesday 6.15pm – 7.30pm. We may be involved in a Shield competition in early September. Contact Michelle, Alison or Annette for further info.

The Senior Men are playing against Doire Colmcille at 2pm on Sunday. This is currently away but we are trying to see if they will play at home during the Fun Day. Keep your eyes on Facebook. Also the Ardmore are in the Junior Championship final against Drum on Saturday, August 25th at Celtic Park, time to follow. A good turnout for training is essential which 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 four 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


Our senior team are away to Slaughtneil tomorrow evening in the league and have drawn the loosers of the Loup and Glenullin tie in the Championship. This game is fixed for the weekend of August 30th to September 2nd.

Our U14 team have qualified for the final of their Championship where they will play Claudy.

The club committee and members regret the death of Mary Agnes Gormley, sister of our late esteemed Club President, Freddie Gormley, and extend sympathy to her sister, Bridget Deery and entire family circle.

Steelstown Brian Ogs

Steelstown Brian Ógs Summer Camp will take place next week from Monday, August 20th until Friday, August 24th. The camp will be similar to last year and runs from 10am to 2.30pm daily, for ages 6 to 13years. The camp costs £25 per child, with reductions for additional family members; a second child costs £20, third child £ 15. Application forms available now from the club webste ( We will also require some volunteers to help coach, supervise lunchtimes and tidy up after each day.


The senior team suffered a two point defeat to Castledawson in the championship after a very close game from start to finish. A few big decisions went the way of Castledawson which made it an uphill struggle for Claudy to get anything from the game. If we had taken a few scores at critical times in the game we could have defeated a very negative Castledawson team. Next game in the league is tomorrow away to Faughanvale, throw in 4.00pm.

The Reserve team defeated Ballymaguigan on Wednesday evening at O’Neill Park, producing a good battling performance to win by one point on a final score of Claudy 1-13, Ballymaguigan 0-15.

Under 14 team had a great victory over Newbridge in the Championship semi-final at Foreglen, final score Newbridge 2-6 Claudy 2-8. A great team performance which sets up the final against Craigbane.

Under 14s girls have to be congratulated on their performance in the final of the Shield last week. To reach the final at their first attempt is a credit to everyone involved, and to just miss out by one point, hopefully one step better next year!

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

Saturday (at 3G pitch) - Under 6 boys and girls from 10.15am – 11.00am; Under 10 boys from 11.00am – 12.00pm; Under 12 boys from 12.00pm – 1.00pm; Under 10, 12 & 14 girls from 11.00am – 12.00pm.

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 £6,800.