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The Under 16s played Swatragh last Sunday in the Shield Final at Kevin Lynch Park, Dungiven. The boys faced a very difficult task with some key players missing. Despite a good start the boys found it difficult to rise to the occasion in the first half and fell behind as Swatragh found the net on two occasions despite the best efforts of Caolán Flanagan, who had a fantastic game in nets. Na Magha found the net through Stephen Slattery but were unable to claw back the deficit and Swatragh ran out comfortable winners. Jason McBrearty, Caolán Flanagan, Martin Green, Niall Finnegan and John Rabbette stood out for the city side.

The Summer Scheme had a very successful week with a good number of boys and girls in attendance. Thanks to county coaches Kevin Hinphey and Ruairi Convery as well as all the club coaches who generously gave up their holidays to attend.

Under 6 ‘Campa Eamoin’ training 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 on 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 - 1pm at Pairc Na Magha.

Under 12 and 14 Camogie takes place on Tuesday nights from 6.30pm until 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.

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.


With the ‘Fight Night’ upon us tomorrow night and the excitement building, everything is in place for a great night’s entertainment. With a few tickets still available you can contact any committee member or player and they will be able to sort you out. Also Dolan’s Barbers and The Vale Centre will have tickets. The fighters have been training hard for the last six weeks and fights include Ryan King v Michael Quinn, Niall Doherty v Ciaran O’Hara, Barry Lyons (Slaughtmanus Native) v Michael Sweeney, Marty McGuinness v Eddie McLaughlin (Glack native) and many more. DJ ‘Angel G’ will provide the music afterwards. Tickets are priced at £10 each and the first bout is due to start at 8pm. Doors/Bar will open at 7.30pm.

The senior men took on Claudy in a home league fixture on Saturday winning on a score line of 0-16 to 0-10. Scorers on the day were Michael Quinn (0-04), Oddie McKinney (0-02), Marty McGuinness (0-02), Aaron Cassidy (0-02), Stevie King (0-02), Joe Gray (0-01), Simon Green (0-01), Michael Sweeney (0-01), Shaun Cassidy (0-01). Next up is Foreglen in the league on Saturday at 5pm (Seniors Only). All support appreciated. Next weekend its back to championship action when the seniors take on Lissan, date/time to be confirmed.

The clubs under 10s and under 12s took part in the Gavin McKinney and Damian McKinney/Paul Gurney Memorial Cup competitions on Saturday last in great weather conditions. With Steelstown, Limavady, Moville and Foreglen making up the teams this was a very successful day’s football. Our under 10s got to the final of the ‘A’ section and the ‘B’ section and both lost narrowly. The U-12 ‘A’ team played well but failed to make it out of the group’s and the U-12 ‘B’ were winners in their section. Some great performances from all involved. A big thank-you to all the club members who helped out on the day and also a big thank-you to all the clubs invited to play who turned up and made the day a success.

The Club Shop is open on request from Thomas. The shop 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 inquiries 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.


The winning lotto numbers for the August 21st were 6, 14, 16, 18.There was no jackpot winner but £20 each to Barney McCloskey, Richella & Fergus McDermott, Lorraine Crumley, Seamus Conway, and A. O’Neill. Next week’s jackpot is £6,900.

Tomorrow – Senior Football League – Banagher v Dungiven. Senior at 7pm; Reserves at 5.30pm.

St. Mary’s Banagher wish to extend deepest sympathy to the Feeney family on the death of their mother, Kathleen, and grandmother of current players. Go ndearna Dia trocaire ar a h-anam.

£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.

New Club jersey now in stock Gear bags are now available again. Club Gear Shop open Tuesday nights 8-9pm.

Banagher enjoyed a deserved win over Kevin Lynch’s in the semi-final of the County Championship at Ballinascreen on Sunday. They now go on to meet Swatragh in the Final.

Less than 24 hours since their Hurling Championship win over Kevin Lynch’s, Banagher had to field against Glen, Maghera in a vital football league relegation game. Banagher got off to an ideal start with a goal in the first minute from Eunan Murphy but Glen followed suit and found the net at the other end almost immediately. Another goal in the first half from Shane Farren and the half time score read 1-5 to 2-5 in Banagher’s favour. Banagher were in control of the play in the second half and went seven points up but they almost threw it away as Glen drew level with only 10 minutes to go. However Banagher scored four points in a row and emerged with a two point win and more importantly two league points when the game ended 3-9 to 3-11. Team: Darrel McDermott, Michael Anderson, Sean Marty Lockhart, Brian Murphy, Sean Mc Cullagh, Ryan Lynch, Oisin Mc Closkey, P J McCloskey (0-1), Mark Lynch (0-7, 3f), Conor Lynch, Pauric Murphy, Gavin O’Neill (0-2), Shane Farren (2-0), Eunan Murphy(1-1), Paul Cartin. No subs used.

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.

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’ journey toward a possible league title and promotion took another twist on Sunday last with a two point defeat to Sean Dolans at Brolly Park. The season now hinges on tomorrow night’s game against Bellaghy at home with a 7pm throw in. A win and we secure a play-off with Ardmore/Magherafelt for the Div 3 title and a promotion play-off with Ardmore to see who goes up to Intermediate football next season. Undoubtedly this is the most important game of our season and all support will be required to drag our lads over the line. This won’t be easy as Bellaghy are on a bit of a roll at the minute and would love nothing better than to stop our progression. It will be all hands to the pump tomorrow evening.

The Under 14 camogs continue their pursuit of the elusive double tomorrow morning away to Ballerin at 11.00am. Following their 4-03 to 0-01 defeat of Na Magha on Tuesday night at a wet Brolly Park, the girls can secure the league with a win in Ballerin. All support welcome.

The Under 14 footballers of St. Michael’s play their last league game of the season away to Craigbane on Tuesday night next. Throw-in 7.30pm.

There will be a club meeting on Monday, September 3rd. All committee members to attend.

Follow us on facebook @glack gfc or glack camogie.

Doire Trasna

This wees lotto numbers were 10, 11, 16 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. The £50 was shared by K. Kelly, L. McNaught, S. McIntyre, S. Doherty and S. Irwin. Next week’s (27th August) jackpot will be £1,650

Senior training continues at Knockwellan pitches on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm. The Seniors will play an away fixture at Lissan this tomorrow with a 5pm throw in.

Under 16 training continues on Tuesdays from 7pm - 8.15pm and on Friday nights 6pm - 7pm.

U14 training is on a Monday night at Knockwellan pitches from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

The Gaelic for Girls programme has resumed with training on Mondays at 6.30pm at the pitches.

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

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 annual Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna Summer Camp was a great success with great numbers on all three days. It culminated with a fun day on Friday, with a visit to the swimming baths. Photos of this year’s summer camp can be viewed on the clubs official website

The Annual Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna BBQ and fun day is scheduled for September - definite date will be in club notes next week so please watch this space.

The club would like to know if anyone would be interested in representing Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna in the GAA Cultural Competition, Scór na nÓg. This is open to anyone under 18. The events are listed below: Irish Dancing (Ceili or Set Dancing also included), Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Storytelling, Ballad Group, Quiz, Novelty Act. Anyone interested in participating please contact Dermot on 07745581453


The seniors have no games this weekend with one league fixture left against Drumsurn and we are awaiting a new date for this game.

In Round 2 of the Intermediate Championship the Seniors will play Swatragh, Time and venue to be confirmed.

Finally the ‘Cow Clap Challenge’ and Fun day has arrived and is on this Sunday (August 26th). Activities include – 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. Gate opens at 2pm. Entrance – adults £2. Children under 16 free.

The main event, the Cow Clap Challenge will see a lucky winner win the main prize of £5,000 with the eight adjoining grids winning £500 each. Lets hope the cow does its business!!!

The club’s summer camp concluded today after what was a great week of activity for the children who took part. We had a huge turn out so a big ‘thank you’ to all the children and their Parents. A big ‘thank you’ also to Emmett Stewart and Claire Devlin from the Derry GAA coaching camp and of course to our own Club coaches who volunteered their time.

The Ladies team defeated Desertmartin in the semi-final of the Junior ‘B’ championship at Limavady on Sunday past. They now face Steelstown on Sunday 2nd September in the Final.

Coming Soon! Siamsa Gael and the Squealing Pigs on Saturday, September 22nd. Ticket only event.

Please note that there will be NO underage training tonight due to the Summer Camp concluding today but underage training will resume next Friday night (August 31st) from 6pm - 7pm.

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. 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 7pm sharp and the seniors still have one laegue game remaining to complete the season with details to be confirmed.

The Under 14s will train on Thursdays at Templemore at 7pm 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 ASAP as places are limited and 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.

Gleann Eallaigh

The seniors travel to Greencastle on Sunday to face Tattyreagh in the quarter final of the Junior Championship. The game throws-in at 1.45pm. The reserves progressed to the championship quarter final with a 2-13 to 0-04 victory over Dregish on Monday night.

Training for the Under 6-12 players continues on Thursday evenings at the usual time of 6.30pm-7.30pm.

The U12 team played Newtownstewart and Aghyaran last week. Their final game is at home to Trillick on Wednesday evening. The Ladies Senior ‘B’ Championship semi-final against Cappagh takes place in Castlederg on Monday, August 27th at 7.15pm.

Votes of sympathy were passed to the Furey and Conway families at the club’s monthly meeting.

Clann na nGael

Training for men’s Senior and Reserve players continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm in Dunamanagh.

The men’s Senior side exited the Intermediate Championship in feeble fashion at Healy Par last Friday as they fell by nine points to Gortin St. Patrick’s. In the end the 0-15 to 0-6 scoreline was by no means flattering to the winners

The men’s Reserve team will now tackle Gortin St. Patrick’s in the Reserve Championship this evening in Dunamanagh, throw-in 7pm.

Both sides will then be in action on Sunday at home to Derrytresk Fir an Chnoic in Dunamanagh. The Reserve game will throw-in at 12pm followed by the Senior game at 1.30pm.

Training for Minor boys continues on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack.

The Under-16 boys’ team lost out by four points against Killeeshil St. Mary’s in the quarter-final of the Championship in Aughabrack, ffinal score, 2-10 to 1-9. This brings the curtain down on the season for the team and we extend our thanks to the players and of course the management trio of Gary Devine, Joseph Ball and Adrian Ball.

Training for Under-14 boys continues on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack. The youngsters will host Glenelly St. Joseph’s in the Championship semi-final on Thursday, August 30th, throw-in 7.15pm.

Training for Under-12 boys continues on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Aughabrack. The side travelled to face Gortin St. Patrick’s in a “Go-Games” match on Monday.

Training for Under-10 boys continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Dunamanagh. The team hosted a “Go-Games” blitz on Saturday in Aughabrack which proved to be a resounding success. We wish to extend our thanks to all those who assisted.

The Under-8 children will take part in a “Go-games” blitz tomorrow.

The senior ladies’ team dished out a crushing defeat to Donaghmore St. Patrick’s away from home on Monday, final score, 2-20 to 1-5 win as they recorded their fifth win from seven league games.

Training for Under-16 girls continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm in Aughabrack. They are due to travel to face Cappagh Gaels in the opening round of the Championship tomorrow, throw-in 11am.

This week’s lotto numbers were 9, 10, 11 and 15. There was no jackpot winner nor did anyone match three numbers. Eimear O’Kane was the subsequent lucky dip winner. Next week’s jackpot is £1,050.

All persons associated with the club extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Anna Forrester, Dungiven on their recent sad bereavement.

Naomh Colmcille

The Senior team defeat Naomh Columba at home in the 2nd leg of the Intermediate Championship 2-10 to 0-07. The reserve team lost to Naomh Columba reserves at home

Naomh Colmcille Training: U8s, tomorrow at 11 am: U10s, resumes in September: U13s, Wednesdays at 7.30 pm. Gaelic for Girls training 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 5, 11, 14, 15 and 17. Congratulations to Margaret Kildea and Joe Carlin who matched 3 numbers and won €37.50 each. Next week’s jack pot €930. The club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto.

Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could now please drop their saved Lucozade caps into the club house, or pass them onto any committee member as competing in this competition would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.

St Canice’s, Dungiven

Under 6 training as normal on Wednesday night. Our U8s completed their final Go-Games Blitz last Friday night - as always our lads performed really well. Training will continue for these lads for another few weeks.

Our U10s travelled to Glenullin for a blitz on Sunday morning and again played some great football. Our U12s had another 11-a-side blitz tomorrow in O’Cahan Park. They started really well against Claudy, lost narrowly against Glenullin and finished with a really strong performance against Doire Trasna.

St. Canice’s are running their annual U12 competition on Saturday, September 1st when teams from Donegal, Tyrone and Antrim will visit. All underage coaches are asked to be available to help on the day where there’ll be a busy schedule of matches over our two pitches.”.

Congrats to U14s who beat Magherafelt to reach County Final where they will play Kilrea. Good luck to u16s who play Bellaghy in semi final of c’ship. Venue to be confirmed.

Fixtures: Tomorrow, Seniors v Banagher (League) Away at 5.30pm; Sunday, U14 ‘B’ v Castledawson (League) Home at 11.00am

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

Our New Kitchen is now finished and is ready for catering for parties and other functions. Thank you to everyone involved and who helped in any way with the renovation, it looks fantastic. For future bookings call James on 07889 670455

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Steelstown Brian Ogs

The mens senior team play their last league game on Saturday. This is a vital home game against Glenullin. Brian Ógs need to get a result to make sure of Division 1 status for next season and we would ask all our members to come down and support the team in this most important game. Throw-in is at 5.30pm.

Well done to the ladies team who defeated a strong Magherafelt team on Sunday by a scoreline of 5-05 to 3-06 to advance to the county final.

The under 10s were successful in retaining the trophy at Faughanvale last Saturday and the coaches would like to congratulate all players who took part, especially Callum Green, Mark Dixon, Joseph Kelpie, Kevin Collins and Gareth Doherty who were outstanding. Training restarts tomorrow at 10am and new players are always welcolme.

Our minors bowed out of the championship at the semi-final stage last Monday night.The match against Coleraine was played in Limavady in the immediate aftermath of a thunderstorm and both teams did very well to serve up such good entertainment on a very wet pitch. Eoghan Roes raced into a six-point lead after 20 minutes but a goal from Niall Doherty cut the deficit to three points at the interval. Brian Ógs laid siege to the Coleraine goal in the second half and some excellent point-taking from Paul Ferris had Coleraine’s lead cut to a single point with 15 minutes to go. But a lapse in concentration let the Bannsiders in for another goal and though they again cut the lead to a single point, Steelstown just couldn’t find the vital scores. Coleraine were then awarded some simple frees and closed out the game by three points. Thanks to everyone who coached and helped out and also to all the children who attended our summer camp this week at the club, great fun was had by everybody!


The Senior team suffered defeat away to Faughanvale in the league, final score Faughanvale 2-7 Claudy 1-12. The senior game this weekend against Newbridge has been called off to accommodate other fixtures. The Intermediate Championship tie will take place on Wednesday, August 29th at 6.45pm in Craigbane. Claudy v Doire Trasna.

Underage Training: (Thursday at 3G pitch) Under 8 boys and girls from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. (Saturday at 3G pitch) U6 boys and girls from 10.15am – 11.00am; U10 boys from 11.00am – 12.00pm; U12 boys from 21.00pm – 1.00pm; U10, 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 £6,900.

Na Cúnna CLG

Léim an Mhadaidh

This week’s winning club lotto numbers were 12, 16, 30 and 34. There was no jackpot winner with Mairead Devine winning the £25 prize. Next week’s lotto jackpot now stands at £5,600.

This weekend’s Senior team fixture has now been altered. The team will now travel to Drumsurn on Sunday for a Round 14 League game, throw-in at 7:00pm. All club members are asked to travel and show their support.

The club’s Reserve team fell to a heavy Championship defeat against Swatragh on Wednesday evening.

Club Merchandise is now on general sale from the club house on Wednesday evenings, between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. 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. Please visit us at and use the links to find us on Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, search for “Na Cúnna Léim an Mhadaidh” on Facebook and “@nacunnaclg” on Twitter.

Anyone wishing to have information included in the club notes should forward them to Information for the club website can be forwarded to same address.


Our final senior league game is scheduled for tomorrow evening, at home to Ballinascreen.

Our reserves were beaten in the Championship at Loup on Wednesday evening.

The U14 Championship Final will take place on Saturday, September 8th in Celtic Park at noon.

Good luck to Oisin McCloskey who will play in the mini game at half time in Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final between Donegal and Cork in Croke Park.