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The MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning at the hall raised an amazing £1,377. The Ladies of Slaughtmanus would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with running the coffee morning – to all the ladies, and indeed men, who did home baking. There are too many to name individually but you know who you are. To all our Parishioners who turned out on the day and made your donations, thank you. The morning was a great success because of your support.

The Senior Team were knocked out of the Intermediate Championship by Foreglen on Saturday past, denying them a place in the Final for the first time in 24 years. We would like to take this opportunity of wishing Foreglen good luck in the Championship Final.

Attention any Parent or Player – Owenbeg is running a Foundation Coaching Course on November 2nd and 3rd November for anyone interested in helping the club with our Underage Coaching Structure in 2013. If interested please get in touch with Youth Officers Shona Watson or Ronan Cooke as soon as possible as places are limited.

This weeks lotto was not won the numbers were 3, 9, 14 and 15. The £50 winner was Kathleen Malone,Tamnaherin Road. The lotto now stands at £1,800.

The Club will be hosting a Club Mass on Friday, November 9th at 8.00pm at the Hall for all past and present members. Everyone welcome.


Primary 1, 2 and 3 training starts tonight and will run for six weeks, excluding the Halloween break, taking it up to Friday, November 16th. The training is from 6pm to 6.45pm at the Vale Centre. All newcomers welcome and all parents are most welcome to help out.

There will be a Texas Hold’em Poker Night tonight in the clubrooms at 8pm for 8.30pm. Anyone registered before 8.30pm will get 3k extra chips.Contact Cathal on 07808736797 to register.

‘Stout’ will be playing in the Clubrooms at 10.00pm on Saturday, October 13th. All club members are asked to come along and support.

Faughanvale Youth Committee are holding a guest-tea in St. Anne’s Hall on Sunday, October 28th. If you wish to book a table contact Jean Donaghey, Siobhan McElhinney or Paul Bradley.

For all club updates and match updates follow us at @FaughanvaleGAA.


There were momentous scenes over the weekend as our senior footballers secured the first silverware in 28 years. Tommy ‘The Legend’ O’Kane crept up the field to deliver the killer score with only seconds remaining of a highly contested thriller against Ardmore in Foreglen on Sunday last. It was a huge lift for the club this season and just reward for the effort that went in. Well done one and all. However, the main focus of our season was promotion and, as such, the biggest game of our season is in Ballinascreen at 1.30pm on Sunday - again against Ardmore. The two teams know each other inside out now so another gigantic struggle will be in store. Again, if we apply ourselves, if we are are disciplined and focused, hopefully the momentum generated from last Sunday’s victory will squeeze us over the line. This is about teamwork and the team, 25 of a panel. I would encourage all Glack gaels to once again come out and cheer on our fellas. The support was fantastic last week and very much appreciated by the players.

It is planned to hold a buffet after the match in the clubhouse. All families are encouraged to assist with this with sandwiches etc.

Training continues for Under 12s and 10s on Monday nights from 7.00pm.

‘Trad for Trocaire’ on Saturday night from 8.00pm. All musicians welcome. Support this worthy cause.

Follow us on facebook @glack gfc or Glack camogie.

Finally congrats to the Derry senior camogs on their All-Ireland Intermediate success last week.


The winning lotto numbers for October 2nd were 4, 6, 12 and 16. There was jackpot winner but £50 each went o Siobhan O’Kane and Eamon McCloskey. Next week’s jackpot is £1,500.

Fixtures: Sunday, October 7th - Under 13 Hurling, Banagher v Coleraine at 11.00am. Wednesday, October 10th - U21 Hurling Championship, Lavey v Banagher at Lavey.

£100 DRAW – All Tickets Sellers are asked to return £100 Draw ticket stubs asap please.

Our senior footballers were unlucky in their semi-final outing against Ballinderry when they lost by a point and when only two minutes of injury time were played despite a significantly greater amount of match time devoted to injuries.

You can now follow us on Twitter @BanagherGAC or join us on Facebook St Marys GAC Banagher or on the web:

Doire Trasna

This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 7, 8 and 10. There was no jackpot winner but £50 was shared by J. Doherty and C. Havduski. Next week’s jackpot will be £1,900

The Seniors were defeated on Saturday past in the relegation play-off by Moneymore on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-08. This now unfortunately means that the club are relegated to Junior football again next year. In a game evenly contested in the first half, despite having their chances to win, Pearses performed poorly in the second half and paid the price.

The Gaelic for Girls programme resumes with training every Monday night at 6.30pm at the pitches

Underage training will take place on Friday nights at Immaculate Conception College at the following times and venue: 6pm-7pm for Primary 1 and 2 (Indoor); 7-8pm for primary 3 and 4 (Indoor); 7-8pm for primary 5 and 6 (Outdoor). Parents are asked to ensure that their children are togged out in sports gear for the sessions

All players are asked to bring £1, a water bottle and suitable training gear (raincoat and wet gear) to each training session.

The club now have their own dedicated website - Everyone is encouraged to use this site as all up to date information.

Back to School Backpacks are now available however there is a limited availability. Club bags are being ordered for any player or member. A new line of merchandise will soon be available for supporters. For any queries about merchandise please contact Paul Kirkpatrick on 07545970063

The Annual Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna BBQ and blitz was cancelled last Sunday. As of yet, a new date has not yet been fixed

The next committee will be on Wednesday, October 10th at 8.30pm in Top of the Hill community centre. All committee members are asked to attend

The club would like to know if anyone would be interested in representing Doire Trasna in the Scór na nÓg. This is open to anyone under 18. Anyone interested in participating please contact Dermot on 07745581453

The Pearses Acdemy is a vital part of the club. The parents and guardians of the children are fundamental to the successful running of the Academy. Each year we invite parents to volunteer to become coaches/helpers in the Academy. No previous experience is required as the club provides resources, training courses and support through its coaching officer Paul Simpson. For any parent/guardian who is willing to help out, please contact Paul on 07738916151.

Doire Colmcille

The Derry County Board is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would be interested in working on a part-time basis with Doire Colmcille as a Club Gaelic Games Coach. The successful candidate will assist with the planning and implementation of a sports development programme for the promotion of gaelic games in the Club and its catchment area.

The post holder will be employed by Derry GAA County Board and will report to the Doire Colmcille Steering Committee on a day-to-day basis. The salary will be £7,000 p.a. If you are interested, please submit your CV showing clearly how you meet the criteria for the post to Mark Higgins, Club Chairman at for onward submission to County Board. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm today. Should you wish to obtain any further information about the post, please contact Mark Higgins at 07841 638558. Please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested in applying for this position...

After the success of Oíche Chultúir a couple of weeks ago, Doire Colmcille is now calling all young dancers, singers, instrumentalists and quiz experts to join our Scór na nÓg team. The Derry semi finals start on Friday, November 9th so anyone interested in representing the club please make contact with Brian Duffy asap. With all Ireland finals in Derry next year, it would be great to showcase our talents in the finals!

Hard to believe its that time again but the annual awards and dinner will take place on Saturday, November 11th in the City Hotel. Now taking booking deposits of £5 per person. Come along this year for craic agus ceol!

Naomh Colmcille

Thomas McKinley and the victorious Donegal squad brought the Sam Maguire Cup to Newtown last Thursday evening. The excellent turnout and fine weather contributed to a wonderful occasion and tremendous atmosphere.

Naomh Colmcille defeated Naomh Ultan at Dunkineely, running out winners by 3-09 to 0-08 in a hard fought match. The result means a win or a draw against Robert Emmets will see Naomh Colmcille finish top of Division 4.

Our young Under 13 team concluded their league campaign with an excellent away win over Red Hughs.

Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule: U8 on Saturday at 11am. Under 10s on Friday night at 6:00pm. Can all underage players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.

This week’s winning numbers were 24, 3, 11, 2, 10 and 11. Match three winners were Lucy Callaghan, Breda and Karol Friel and Annette Gallagher who won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto.


The Senior Men are in action on Sunday for the Division Three promotion play-off; once again they are up against Glack. Throw-in is at 1.30pm in Ballinascreen. All support is greatly welcome in what will be our final match of the season. Training is as usual.

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 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. For those who have already sold theirs please return them and the money ASAP.

Tickets for the dinner dance will be out soon, however there will be limited numbers due to the venue.

Derry is hosting the Feile next year. There will be a major competition for U14 teams, therefore Ardmore require a boys team and possibly a girls team for the event where we can showcase our young stars! We are looking for a minimum of three people to help look after our U14 Feile team who will start training shortly. Please contact Eugene or Michelle if you are interested.

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.

Ladies, there is a Quiz in Dungiven - Friday, November 9th in Dungiven GAC. Each club with a senior team must bring two teams. Clubs that only have underage teams must bring at least one team. Teams must have no more than five players. It is £20 per team. All North Derry clubs must bring a prize for the raffle. South Derry clubs will do the same when the next Quiz is held in Magherafelt.

The ladies AGM will be on Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm in the main hall at Dungiven GAC. All clubs must be in attendance for this. It was passed at last year’s AGM that clubs who are not represented will be fined £200. Please let Michelle or Annette know if you can go. Also there will still be a November meeting on the 6th.

Easilink are running Road Safety Project in October. It will be held either in the YMCA or Diamond Centre. The project will focus on improving the driver’s Awareness of the Effects of Drugs & Alcohol, Highway Code, Hazard Perception, Speed, Adverse weather conditions etc. If interested please contact Michelle on 07973302093 ASAP.

The RESPECT project that the club is involved in is going very successfully. There are a few first Aid places and Child Protection places coming up in the next month. We will also be running a defibrillator course soon. It is anticipated that current and future coaches take advantage of these. Please forward your names to Eugene or Michelle as places are limited.

The Derry development squad strength training program has begun with the opening of the new Owenbeg gym. There will be Owenbeg sessions and School sessions where there will be a 30 - 45min session held in their school. These school sessions will be open to other players who are not involved with the development squads and who school coaches have selected. For further info contact Anthony Begley at Owenbeg.

Give us a visit on Ardmore now has a Facebook page St Marys Ardmore GFC, so between that and the website you should be able to keep in contact

Na Cúnna Léim an Mhadaidh

This week’s winning club lotto numbers were 26, 28, 32 and 33. There was no jackpot winner with Carlos McLaughlin winning the £25 prize. Next week’s lotto jackpot now stands at £1,200.

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.