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GAA Club Notes (Week beginning April 8)



Thurs 11/04     Under 16 League Phelim Brady’s v Ballymacnab @ 645pm

Sun 14/04       Senior League   Ballymacnab v Killeavy @ 2pm

Mon 15/04       Under 18 League Granemore v Ballymacnab @ 645pm

Tues 16/04      Under 14 League St.Enda’s v Ballymacnab @ 645pm

Under 8 and Under 10 training will recommence in the field at 11am on Sunday 14 April.


W/c 08/04/13 11-16-21-27. No winner. 2 match 3 numbers:  Stephen Kennedy, Mark McCoy. Next Draw Monday 15/04/13 JACKPOT £11,000. (Rota: Liam Gribben & Brendy Maguire)


The monthly Draw took winners for April were:

£500: Liam King

4x£100: Eoghan Fearon, Sinead Rice/Joan Murphy, Ballymacnab Hall, Paddy McKee (Snr)


Any student club members who are attending A Gaeltacht course this summer and are interested in gaining a Gaeltacht Scholarship at the Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha are required to complete an application form. This form can be downloaded from the club website or requested by e-mailing to Nelius Boyle at All completed forms must be returned to Nelius by 1 May 2013. Only completed application forms returned by club secretarys will be accepted by the County Board. The Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha will be held in the Ceannáras on Monday 6 May 2013 at 7pm.


Well done to all who took part in the ‘Walk for Daithí’ on Sunday past when many from the local community walked from Newtown to Armagh, raising funds for a very worthy cause. Anyone who wishes to donate to the fund should contact Gerard McClelland or Geraldine McCone.

Keep update to date with all club news at






Our Senior Fundraising Waxing Night has been postponed until further notice.

Under 10 Football / Peil Faoi 10 – U10 training continues every Wednesday @ 6.15pm at the Club Grounds. New members welcome. Contact David O’Brien 07775176614.  U-10 will have league football on Sunday’s at 11.30am

Ladies Football / Peil na mBan – Ladies training continues every Thursday 6.15pm at the Club Grounds. New members welcome. Contact Karl Kimmins 07704025212

Under 12 Football / Peil Faoi 12 – U12 training continues each Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Club Grounds. New members welcome. Contact Ronan O’Reilly 07753447770

Under 14 Football / Peil Faoi 14 – Corrinshego Under 14 Challenge Game: Corrinshego v Killeavey was 6 – 8 V 3 – 12.

The new look Corrinshego U14 team got their footballing season off to a winning start with a competitive challenge game against Killeavey. It was a bitterly cold afternoon that was soon warmed up through some scintillating play by Corrinshego. Wave after wave began through solid foundations at the back, as new U14 Captain Niall McShane took command at the back to feed his midfield time and again. With the defence looking solid it was new Vice Captain Adam Loughran who took control up front, putting a goal and a point on the scoreboard early, that was soon followed up by a well taken point from midfield through Ryan Gray. The opposition soon hit back though with a looping shot that found the back of the net and this was followed by another two points. although this was the height of Killeavey’s attacking prowess in the first half, as Adam Loughran and Ryan Gray ran amock in the Killeavey defence, with both hitting the back of the net and firing over the bar time and again. Even Captain Niall McShane got on the scoreboard with a finely taken point.  However the second half saw the proverbial game of two halves as Corrinshego made a few changes and quickly lost their shape and allowed Killeavey to rack up many unanswered scores. It was only Kyle Mooney who got himself onto the scoresheet for Corrinshego with two well taken goal strikes, before Oisin Mallon struck the inside of the posts with a stunning goal. Corrinshego won in the end but will have to perform consistently better in both halves in future if they are to have a successful league campaign this year.

Under 16 Football / Peil Faoi 16: Naomh Bríd 2-10 Tomás Dáibhis 1-10 07 Aibreán 2013

Thomas Davis Under 16’s had a good challenge game with Division 2 outfit St.Brigids, an amalgamation of Whitecross, Lissummon & OHanlons last Sunday morning at Lissummon. Both sides were very evenly matched throughout with St.Brigids hitting a well worked goal to leave them ahead 1-04 to 0-05 at half time.

The Thomas Davis lads had a strong second half playing some great attacking football and can feel slightly unlucky not to least get a draw from the game as we managed to hit the woodwork no fewer than 3 times and registered numerous wides.

All in all, it was great preparation for our first league game away to Ballymacnab on the 18 April. Thanks to our hosts for the challenge game and to referee Henry McCloy who had an excellent game

Under 18 Football / Peil Faoi 18

Our Minors have their first game of the season against Shane ONeill’s in Lissummon Monday night. Throw in 6.45pm. Training continuing every Monday 7.30pm at the Club Grounds. New members welcome. Contact Tony Loye 07810883454.

Senior Football / Peil Sinsir

Our Seniors have their first League match of the season on Sunday 14 April 2013 against Kilean in Craobh Rua, Bessbrook.  This will be the first game of the year under new management.  Please show your support and come along.  Throw in at 2pm.

Club Fixtures this week

Seniors: Round 1 – 14-04-2013 (Sun)@2pm, Corrinshego V Killean. Ref: J Murtagh

U18 – Round 1 – 08-04-2013 (Mon)@6.45pm @Lissummon Shane O’Neills V St Oliver Plunkett’s Ref S McKinley

U16 – Round 1 – 11-04-2013 (Thu)@6.45pm. Corrinshego V BYE

U14 – Round 2 – 16-04-2013 (Tue)@6.45pm Belleek V Corrinshego V Ref J Lynch

U12 & U10 boys Football not yet started

Corrinshego under 14s ladies football not yet started

Check out all the fixtures at:

New Football Field / Páirc Imeartha Nua

Our new field development at Dorans Hill Newry is really taking shape with all foundation level work almost completed by Gibson Bros ready for a handover to the Pitch contractor in the next 2 weeks who will then begin work on the new playing surface. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Cairde Chor Fhuinseoige & our club sponsors for their generous support to date in this project.

Club Membership / Ballraíocht an Chumainn

2013 Club membership is now due at £30.00 for all adult members. Youth membership is £10. Please note that all membership must be paid no later than 31st March 2013. Contact Club Registrar Ryan McWilliams, Treasurer Frank Harvey or your respective football manager.

Festival / Féile 2013

Thomas Davis GFC will hold their 2013 Festival in Newry Town Hall on Friday 31 May with an Amateur Boxing Tournament in association with the Sacred Heart Boxing Club and on Saturday 1st June 2013, 5 times World Darts Champion Eric Bristow and 1983 World Champion Keith Deller will relive their 1983 world final 30 years on by competing against 20 local players in a night not to be missed. Tickets on sale now Contact: Liam 07845811679.

Events / Imeachtaí

Thomas Davis GFC Club accommodates for all functions no matter what the occasion. Please contact us if you are interested in booking the club for an event. Or if you or your children are interested in playing football please get in contact with us.

Contact Us/Seoladh Club: Thomas Davis GFC, Chancellors Road, Newry, Co.Armagh. Guthán Club: 028 30263908.

Club Website / Suíomh Idirlín

Check out all the latest news at Thomas Davis GFC and upcoming events on our club website,



Crossmaglen Rangers


After a break of almost two months it is back to business again when we start our league campaign with an away game against lurgan side St. Pauls. I think a little bit of history on two fronts as it is the Lurgan boys first time playing in Div 1 and our first time playing against them at senior level. It is also an important day for the club as our new manager Joe Kernan takes charge for the second time. We wish Joe and the team well for the new season. Supporters are advised to allow time to find the grounds as they located in the Taghnevan estate on the outskirts’ of Lurgan.

Rangers 2nds continue their league campaign with a home fixture against Tullysarran. Throw in is timed for 2.00pm and if you are not travelling to Lurgan why not go along and support the boys.

Golf Classic

Advance notice for our Golf Classic which will take place on Friday the 12th July, once again the venue is the International famous Concra Wood Golf Club. Last year’s event was our most successful yet being oversubscribed weeks before the event. Early booking is advisable. Places can be reserved by contacting Gene Duffy @07831784931, Joe Kernan @00447714298696.


It is with deep regret we learned of the death of Mary Kindlon wife of our President Paddy and mother of former player and Executive Member Paddy Jnr and former players Gerry and Joe. Despite ill health Mary was always there in the hall to welcome the team home on the big occasions..To husband Paddy, Sons, Daughters, Brother Sisters and entire family circle we send our deepest sympathy. May She Rest In Peace.

International Sevens

Supporters are reminded to keep Saturday 20th April free for our International Sevens. At the moment we have twelve teams involved. We have teams travelling from U S A, Australia, England Scotland and mainland Europe. This will be part of the clubs contribution to the gathering and hope fully it will be well supported.

Underage Training

U6 & U8 training continues on Friday nights.

U6 training is from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Parents are required to stay for the duration of the training.

U8 training is from 6.30pm-7.30pm

All children need to be registered prior to playing & all participants are now required to wear a mouthguard/gumshield for both training and matches. Anyone interested in helping with these underage teams, please come along.


To provide entertainment for our members and the community the club has organised a series of Saturday night entertainment and dancing in the Rangers Hall commencing @ 9. 00pm

Saturday                                   13th April Barry Doyle

Saturday                                    20 April Contractor

Saturday                                      27th April Country Harmony

Saturday                                        4th May Seamus & Bernard

Saturday night entertainment is proving to be a big success with great groups providing the entertainment so why not come along and enjoy a good nights dancing.

Cairde Raonaithe Na Croise

Our club provides facilities for twenty four teams. In order to meet increased demand and provide facilities which our young people and members deserve the club are embarking on the second phase of our development programme. In order to do so the club must raise a large amount of money. Members can help out by joining Raonaithe Na Croise and agreeing to donate £20 per month for three years. By pledging your support you will be helping your club meet the challenge of the future.

Social Entertainment

Social entertainment continues in the Rangers Hall on Monday nights. The club organises this event as a social event to give to give people an opportunity to come together to enjoy an evening of conversation and fun so why not come along and give it a try.









   Culloville Blues


Culloville blues GAC, 125 years serving the community. Do you belong? Come along and do your bit. Get involved in any way possible. The more volunteers and help we have the greater the sense of belonging to your local club you will feel.

Penny Draw results

Congratulations to the following:

1st prize £2000 Bernard Traynor, Loughross

2nd prize Weekend away voucher, Patrick Mc Kenna, Culloville road

3rd prize National League Hospitality voucher. Kieran McMahon,  Fane grove

Thank you to all who purchased tickets supporting our club and also to Brendan McEleavey for allowing us to hold the draw in Culloville House.

Gaeltacht scholarship

Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha will be held in the Ceannáras on Monday the 6 /5 /2013 at 7-00pm. Closing date for applications is Wednesday the 1 / 5/2013. Applications forms are available from the club secretary. Only completed application forms returned by club secretary will be accepted. Email


Club lotto continues each Monday night from 9pm. This provides much needed funds and we thank all those who sell and purchase our lotto tickets. We would ask all our members to promote and sell our lotto tickets weekly. To get a book call to the club any Monday at 9 pm.

Defibrillator training Wed 10th April in Youth Club. All those who have been contacted please be in attendance ready to start at 7.30pm sharp.

ASAP Workshop

U14/U16 camogie and football players are asked to be in attendance for 7pm, in Clonalig PS.

Nathan Cather concert in athletic grounds

Nathan Carter is the hottest property on the Irish Country Music scene and his first open air concert is in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday 20th April.  There is a huge demand for tickets and its recommended to buy them quick . Tickets can be got from any committee member at £20 each.


The lights on the walkway are on to 9.30pm every night

Social media

Keep up to date with the latest news from Culloville Blues GAC by following us on twitter @culloville_gaa or on Facebook at Cullovilleblues.gac

Football fixtures for the coming week

Tue, 09 Apr, Venue: Culloville Top field,  U14  Culloville Blues V St Brigid’s 18:45, Ref: Kevin O Neill

Thu, 11 Apr, Venue: Culloville Top field, U16 O’Doirnin Blues V Camloch Shane O’Neills 18:45, Ref: Joe Murtagh

Sun, Senior team: Culloville  V Sarsfields

Underage training: Fri: Gaelic start, parent & child programme @7pm; Sat: U8 @10am, U10@4pm; Sun: U12, U14, U16 @11.30am

Lotto 2.4.13. No jackpot winner. Numbers  4,10,25,26. No match 3. Next draw 8/4/13





Scor Sinsear Ulster Final

Hard luck to our Ceili Dancers, who made the long trip to Derry’s  St Cecilias College on Saturday afternoon for the final of scor sinsear. They were up against Omagh St Endas and neighbours Warrenpoint in this prestigious final. Despite the fact that Omagh came away with the honours, the club are still immensely proud of the girls and their efforts. Our team included:Philomena Carroll, Aislin Downey, Una Hollywood, Niamh Moan, Laura Morgan, Niamh Downey, Emma Quinn and Emma Black. Scor has had a couple of good years in Killeavy, with Armagh club of the year award last year, and hosting a county semi final this year, as well as defending set dancing and ceili dancing county titles. Well done to everyone involved in keeping Scor well represented in Killeavy!

Leagues Getting Underway

The cold weather is just clearing in time for the start of the leagues this week. Indeed, it was great to see the u6/u8/u10 players back out on a sunny Sunday morning. All the best to all our teams as the leagues get into full flow this week.

The hectic schedules for all our teams can be viewed at There will be no shortage of games in the next few months!

Youth Academy Reopening

Killeavy’s newly renovated Youth Academy re-opens this Monday 8th April from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Features include a new teenage room, arts and crafts, cookery classes and fun activities.

The weekly cost of £2.50 (£6 per family) includes a drink and heathly snack. Thank you to all those who have donated toys and other items to the academy. The youth academy is entirely

staffed by volunteers and as usual, every offer of help is much appreciated. Contact Lisa McDonnell 078 5416 2123.

Goldmark Goes Global

Killeavy’s young people have recently signed up to the Millenium Volunteers Goldmark scheme which rewards voluntary activity within our club. To date, 34 young people have signed up and are engaged in a range of activities across the club including helping out with youth academy, assisting at underage coaching sessions, helping out with fundraising activities and assisting with registration. Each young person has a club mentor to support them and to ensure that their volunteering experience is positive.

Catherine McGuinness, recently took on a special volunteering project and gathered items to fill a shoebox which was delivered to young people in Bhutan. Bhutan is a small developing country in the Eastern Himalayas. Although Bhutan is deemed to have one of the happiest peoples in the world, it also has extreme levels of poverty, particularly in the remote regions of the country where housing is very basic and electricity and access to television and internet only arrived in recent years. The shoebox included books, dental kits, balls and even a Killeavy Kit so there is one very happy young boy running around in one of our outfits in the Himalayan mountain’s – Catherine has made a real positive difference through her efforts.

We encourage all of our young people to get involved in this scheme which will benefit you personally, benefit your club and like Catherine, maybe benefit people we don’t even know yet. To register for the scheme or if you have a volunteering opportunity for our young people, Contact our Goldmark Co-Ordinator Bernie McMahon on 07729314424.

Club Development News

As mentioned in previous bulletins, the club has put up a sign to welcome visitors to our Memorial Park grounds and to advise members of how Club Killeavy is helping to develop our club.

Club Killeavy membership is the most vital method by which you and your family can support and guide the future of the club. The sign shown below will also be used to advertise upcoming

events such as our steak night and car boot sale.

Upcoming Events

The Gaelic Start programme returns this Thursday 11th April from 6.00-7.00pm in the Youth Academy.

You have just enough time to organise that spring clean and get ready for the club’s car boot sale on Sunday 14th April from 9.00am to 1.00pm.  Cars priced at £10 and vans at £15.

Please note that the recently postponed Youth Academy Family Quiz has been rearranged for Friday 19th April at 8.00pm in the Social Club.

The Armagh County Board have organised a major fund‐raising concert with country music star Nathan Carter taking place in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday 20th April.

The Killeavy club has been given 20 tickets for the event and we would ask anyone interested in going to buy their tickets through us as unsold tickets will still be charged to the club.  Tickets are available in the Social Club.

We are also inviting you to come along to a fantastic steak night in the social club.

The Steak Night is on Saturday 27th April, with music to follow in the club. Tickets are available from any of our Minor Hurlers or at the Social Club bar.

Social Media

Follow Killeavy online: Web, Twitter: @KilleavyGAA , Facebook: Killeavy GAA



The President of the Maghery Sean McDermotts (Bosco Campbell) presents Rós Hendron, representative of the club’s hugely successful Scor team, with the club colours that Rós will wear whilst singing Amhrán na bhFiann before the Armagh Vs Galway Match in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday.






Thanks to our main club sponsors Aidan Strain Electrical and Slieve Gullion Springs Day Spa for their continued support.


Make sure to tune in to TG4 on Sunday April 14th @8pm to catch a glimpse of our very own Emily Shields competing in the nationwide TV Talent Show – Scór Encore. The All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Solo-Singing runner-up will be competing against acts from all over Ireland to win a place in the next round of the competition. Ádh Mór Emily!


Congratulations to Killeavy who overcame Shane O’Neills and also to Cullyhanna, who narrowly defeated Carrickcruppen in two great games of football on Saturday past.

The fixtures for Saturday April 13th @2pm, and are as follows:

i) Cumann Chu Chulainn, An Mullach Ban  v.  Cumann Chlairsigh, Bheal Atha An Airgid

ii) Cumann Naomh Padraig, Dromainn ti   v.   Cumann Raonaithe Chrios Mhic Lionnain


Congratulations to Donal Ferris who is the Last Man Standing in our NFL competition. Donal correctly predicted that Laois would get the better of Wexford in Portlaoise. Mayo’s victory over Cork ensured that Rosemary Doherty and Agnes McCann exited the competition, while Dominic Donnelly and Eamon Quinn went through the trap door following defeats for Tyrone and Kildare respectively. Agaian a big congratulations to our Donal, our winner for 2013!


There will be a committee meeting tonight (Monday, April 8th) @ 8.30pm in the clubrooms.


Our Cultural Committee have organised a local Townlands’ Challenge Table Quiz. It will be held in Cú Chulainn Park Social Club on Friday April 12th @ 9.15pm. Each townland is invited to enter ‘at least’ one team, so make sure your area is represented and in with a chance of taking home the crown!

The Entrance fee is set at £20 per table and there will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. The quiz will consist of 10 rounds, including a music and picture round, and the questions are designed to challenge both the young and old.


We would be extremely grateful if people in the local community could get behind our Club Works 2013 campaign.

We are asking people to sponsor 1 metre of our new fence along the roadside or 1/2m³ of tar to resurface the back of our club. The cost is £65. Your support towards this project would be very much appreciated, as we aim to upgrade the appearance of our club. Contact Rory McDonnell on 02830888750.

Log on to our facebook page/ twitter for more information.


To provide entertainment for everyone in the local community, the club is continuing to offer live music on a Saturday night. A Country n’ Western night is planned for 9pm on Saturday April 13th.

The Saturday night entertainment is proving very popular, so make sure to put these dates in your diary and come along to the club lounge for a bit of craic and to support your local club!


A big congratulations to Sean Ferris (Shanroe) who won the special ‘Easter Basket’ prize last weekend.


Under-6/8/10: Sun @ 11.45am.

Under-12: Sat @ 10am .

Under-14: Tue @ 6.30pm.

Under-16: Thur @ 7.30pm.

Minor: Mon & Fri @ 7.30pm.

Under-14/16/Minor Ladies: Wed @ 7pm.


The Social Club and Bar is open from 8.30pm on Wednesday nights, 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday nights and from 11.00am on Sunday afternoons.


Make Monday night your fitness night with Pilates and Zumba classes available in the club. There is an Intermediate Pilates class @ 7pm and a Beginners Pilates class @ 8pm. Contact Claire for further details (078 89166065). There is a single Zumba class and it runs from 8pm–9pm.


There is a great opportunity for people to come together and enjoy an evening of conversation and gameplay in the social club. There is a Cards (45) Drive starting @ 8.30pm, and Bingo @ 9pm. New players are always welcome, so why not come along and try it out?!


Jiving lessons continue in the club on Friday nights. 11-16 yrs @ 8pm and 16+ yrs @ 9pm. Everyone in the community is talking about this weekly event, so why not come along to experience it for yourself. Lessons are led by Clare from the Newry Dance Academy. Contact Rosie on 30830645 or 07902837828.


Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha will be held in the Ceannáras on Monday the 06-05-13 @ 7.00pm. The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 01-05-13.

Applications are available from the club secretary. Email address: Only completed application forms returned by club secretary will be accepted.


Nathan Carter will be Live in Concert in The Armagh Athletic Grounds on Saturday 20th April 2013. Tickets cost £20 and are available from the club secretary. (Email:


The club is now taking bookings for Confirmation in the Parish. Contact Rosie for further details on 02830830645/ 07902837828. Date of Confirmation for Forkhill-Mullaghbawn Parish is May 23rd.


Following the Annual Congress of the GAA in 2012, it is now compulsory for all underage players, up to and including minor level to wear mouth-guards. This includes both training sessions AND matches. Also note that any player not wearing a mouth-guard will not be covered under the player injury scheme. Members, please note that Cloghue Dental Practice is offering a reduced rate of £25 to all Mullaghbawn underage players who wish to get a fitted gum shield.


Please help us to raise funds for underage development by donating clean, old and unwanted clothes. This includes old school uniforms, textiles, footwear. Small household items would also be accepted. All donations are greatly appreciated and we would like to thank everyone who has already contributed to this great cause. Bags can be left at the Club or collection can be arranged by phoning either Bernie on 30888015 or Maura on 30888386.


In these harsh economic times, we recognise that everyone is finding the pinch and this includes Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán. Club Mullaghbawn is a stress-free way to contribute to the development of our club. Your contribution will: raise funds to cover day-to-day running costs; help with the purchasing of new equipment; assist with the development of youth teams; and aid the continued development of capital projects, including training field flood-lighting and the club face-lift.

Package 1 (£10 per month) entitles each member to one item of club gear (initial year), free admission to all home games, 1 lotto line and free entry in to a club function which will be held at end of the year. Total value: £135

Package 2 (£20 per month) entitles each member to all of package 1 plus an additional lotto line, entry into draw for two All-Ireland Final tickets and a draw for a one night hotel break for two. Total Value: £435

“Join the team – build the dream” Club Mullaghbawn application forms are available from any committee member.


Cú Chulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán wishes to make everyone in the local area and beyond aware of our social media sites. ‘Follow’ us on Twitter (MullaghbawnGAA) and ‘Like’ us on Facebook (MullaghabwnCLG) to keep up to date with everything going on around your club.


Bus: contact Aidan McCann on 30888592.

Field: contact Seamus Larkin on 30886552.

Club & Gear: contact Rosie Garvey on 30830645.


Silverbridge Harps

SENIORS First League match Sun 14th April 2pm away to Middletown. Training Tues and Thurs 8pm.

Gaelic GOSTART now in full swing on Sunday mornings at 10.45am. All young athletes must be accompanied by an adult and bring a non fizzy drink.

UNDER 12 training THURS 8-9pm. Please bring indoor foot gear

UNDER 14 trainingThurs 8-9 and Sundays11am

UNDER 16 training Tues 7.30pm

U14 GIRLS Training (indoors) Thurs 6.30pm.

SILVERBRIDGE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB are hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts Sunday 14/4/13 from 11til 12 in Silverbridge football field for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 9 and13 years who are looking to participate in football. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8 for the whole course. For more information contact  Philomena McShane 30888800 or Mary Gernon 30868553

MINOR 7’s Peter Keeley Cup/ Kevin Hearty Shield.On Saturday past we hosted our annual Sevens tournament . This year had a special significance, being the tenth anniversary of

Minor 7s Peter Keeley Cup winners Silverbridge pictured with managers Declan McVerry & Joe Crawley and Coaching Officer Michael McGeeney: C McKeown, C McKinley, P Reel,M McGeeney, J Rock, J McArdle, G Burns, J Meegan, P O’Neill. Front: J Murphy, P Reel, A Quinn, P McKeever, J Óg Burns, R Reel, S Garvey, A Duffy.

the passing of Peter Keeley. Teams from Monaghan Harps, Mullaghbawn, Saval, Kilcoo, Clonduff, Creggan Kickhams and two teams from the ‘bridge(S’bridge Blue & S’bridge Gold) took to Keeley Park in fine sunshine to determine the winners of the Cup and Shield competitions . After an entertaining day’s competition the finalists of the Shield were Monaghan Harps and Mullaghbawn, with the Monaghan lads edging out their opponents by the minimum.  The final of the Cup competition saw Silverbridge ‘blue’ take on Clonduff and after 15 minutes of absorbing football it was the home team who emerged victorious. Maybe Peter Keeley himself was keeping a special eye on us? As usual the wide variety of teams competing led to a hugely entertaining day’s football. The day could not have been such a huge success without the enthusiasm of the supporters, and the assistance of countless volunteers, club members and helpers who all pitched in with the stewarding, photography, supervision, parking and administration and field preparation (Mickie Mallie and James Daly). We are ever indebted to our hospitality ladies who provided first class refreshments for all and sundry throughout the day. Thanks, also, to the referees, umpires and linesmen for their contribution. A special word of thanks to our main sponsors COOLE FUELS and DONNELLY’S WHOLESALE for their support and to our Minor team sponsor Polar. Many, many thanks to everyone for ‘playing their part’ yet again and for supporting this very important competition in our club calendar.

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MINORS Training Mon and Wed at 8pm

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING Tues 23rd April at 8pm. If any of our membership have any issues to raise please contact our Secretary Aidan Murphy

ANNUAL LOURDES QUIZ this Friday, 12th April, in Clubrooms @ 9pm. Same format as the Peter Keeley quiz with catchphrase, picture and media clip rounds with questions to suit all ages and all interests. Everyone encouraged to attend for a great night’s craic. €/£5 a person.

Silverbridge APRIL CLOTHES APPEAL for clothes, curtains, towels, sheets, blankets and footwear. All your items will go towards the development of the underage structure at the club. Please use our new yellow clothes bin in the car park. We really appreciate your support. The bin will remain in the car park for the foreseeable future

COMPETITION TIME! We are keen to design a new club crest and invite you to send in your entries to club secretary Aidan or to any Committee member. See Twitter for further details. Closing date: end of April.

TEXT MESSAGES anyone looking up to date text messages regarding football match times, venues, club info and events should send their name and number  to 087 4132210
ALSO anyone looking a copy of this year’s league fixtures can email   HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank”

SILVERBRIDGE HARPS GFC ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC Sat 1st June Ashfield Golf Club. 3 person scramble £75 (€90) per team. To book please contact Eamonn McCann 30868988 or 07703123094

NATHAN CARTER TICKETS for his dance on Fri 10/5/13 can be purchased from Kate Reel in the Wee Bar on Mondays from 8.30 – 10pm. £12 (€15). Admission strictly by ticket only.

The next Silverbridge Club DISCO will take place on Fri 26 th April.

FREE SPANISH CLASSES are continuing with Washington. Sundays 11.30-12.30pm for 3-7 yr olds in the Clubrooms. Tel 30860922 for further details.

ENTERTAINMENT Dance bands in the Clubrooms every month – Sat 20th April ‘Divine Harmony’. Wee Bar open every Sat and Sunday evening. CLUB ROOMS every Thursday night 8.30pm usual social entertainment – do come along – it could be your lucky night!

SCHOLARSHIPS Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha will be held in the Ceannáras on Monday the 6 /5 /2013 at 7-00pm. Please email Club secretary Aidan Murphy for your Application Form Completed Forms must then be returned to Aidan. Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday the 1/5/2013.


Any additional help or support is always welcome as it is a vital source of income to ensure the successful running of the Club and maintain the various services we provide to our player members and the wider Silverbridge community.  Can you sell a few tickets at your workplace or in your locality? Our continued thanks to all our current sellers and patrons. £1 per week.

To book the Resource Centre or the Clubrooms please contact BERNIE MURPHY on 077 69151917

We can cater for a variety of events such as weddings, parties, funerals, christenings, classes, concerts, seminars etc.

GO FITNESS KETTLEBELL CLASSES on Tuesday 6.30pm in Silverbridge Resource Centre. More info

SILVERBRIDGE TAE KWON DO Adult beginners every Monday 6.45pm and all beginner children 2.30pm on a Saturday. Any questions contact Cathal on 0860543712

Yoga for all on Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9pm

SCULPT ON TOUR Thurs  7- 8pm (£5 per person) in the main hall. Everyone welcome (male & female)   

CLUB MERCHANDISE SHOP OPEN SUN 11-12pm & TUES 7- 8pm. Massive sale on many items. Also ADULT TRACKSUITS (S, M, L, XL) CHILDREN’S TRACKSUITS for 5-12yrs, KITIRELAND gloves, various t shirts, Jerseys, hoodies, new style polo shirts, round neck t shirts and raincoats up to XXL. Fashion show DVD. CLUB WATER BOTTLES £3.50

Please note that our Walking Track closes at 10.30pm sharp


Last week’s question: Name the only Bridge man to play in the 1959 Junior final and 1972 Intermediate final

ANSWER: Gene Smith ( Jim Mc Avoy on 1972 panel but didn’t play in final)

This week’s Question: Who did the Bridge beat in the 1959 Junior final?

ARTICLES FOR THE SILVERBRIDGE NOTES must reach me by 6pm on Saturday. If you think something should be put in the Notes please let me know

Tel: 30888873,Tel/Text 077 78219400, EMAIL:; Facebook ‘Silverbridge Harps GFC’ and Twitter @SilverbridgeGAA


Wolfe Tones

Peil/ Football
The senior footballers get the competitive season underway at 2pm on Sunday with a visit to Ballyhegan. Preparations continued for the league this week with a win over St Peter’s Lurgan. The first home match is the following Sunday against Mullaghbane. The senior footballers are encouraging Tones supporters to buy a season ticket for all 7 home league games for the special price of just £15. These can be ordered by contacting any committee member.
The minors open up their campaign away to St Peter’s on Monday 8 April and host Tír na nÓg on Monday 15 in Derrymacash with both games having a 6.45 throw-in. The Under 16s play Naomh Eoin in Annaghmore on Thursday evening at 6.45pm and the Under 14s will have to wait a week until Tuesday 16 April when they get up and running against Lurgan side, St Peter’s.
Well done to the Under 16s to beat sarsfields by a point on Saturday in Derrymacash. Maith sibh.
This weekend proved to be a good one for our Under 8 and Under 10 footballers. The Under 8s played Tír na nÓg on Saturday and over the four games, the Tones were winners in all. The Under 10s played Tír na nÓg on Sunday and were winners in both games also. Well done boys and girls.
Well done to the Armagh senior footballers who beat Gaillimh in great style to retain their Division 2 status for 2013. The result and indeed the performance should hopefully give the boys a good boost before the Cavan game in the Ulster Championship. Well done to Finnian who played his part for Armagh during the league campaign. Ard Mhacha abú.

Monday 8 Minors v St Peter’s Away @ 6.45pm
Thursday 11 U16s v Naomh Eoin Away @ 6.45pm
Sunday 14 Seniors v Ballyhegan Away @ 2pm
Monday 15 Minors v Tír na nÓg Home @ 6.45pm
Tuesday 16 U14s v St Peter’s Away @ 6.45pm

Scéalaíocht/ Storytelling
Well done and thank you to Clanbrassil Cultural Group who organised a great night’s craic in the club on Saturday with three times Bard of Armagh, Patsy O’Hagan. Patsy kept the crowd entertained upstairs with plenty of laughs and a fantastic music session was provided afterwards by Eoin and Ray from the Armagh Rhymers, as well as a couple of more local acts and a soon-to-be adopted Tones man from Kilkenny. We would like to thank and congratulate Paul, Nora, Peter, Dónal and the Clanbrassil Group for hosting such a great night in the club. Maith sibh agus go raibh maith agaibh.

Caomógaíocht/ Camogie
St Endas Camogie Club will be holding a big breakfast on Sunday 21st April between 10am and 12 noon at the club. Come on down to the club rooms and let our camogs cook you breakfast and bring all the family with you. The cost is £4 per breakfast, with all proceeds in aid of camogie development. We hope you all received your flyers in the post over the weekend and we would like to thank all those who delivered them and designed and put up the posters at the club and in Ballinamoney.
The club will be holding a celebration of camogie in Derrymacash for all players, mentors and supporters of St Enda’s Camogie Club, past and present on Saturday 25 May from 7pm. There will be an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia on the night and we are asking anyone with photos or memorabilia which we could borrow for the night to get in touch with us. A good night’s craic is guaranteed with Good Intentions providing music in the bar until late. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the history of our camogie club, as we look forward to the future development of camogie in Derrymacash and north Armagh. Naomh Éanna abú.

Scoláireachtaí/ Gaeltacht Scholarships
An ndéanann tú Gaeilge ar scoil? Ar mhaith leat dul chuig an Ghaeltacht i mbliana? Déan teagmháil lenár nOifigeach Gaeilge Seán Ó Maoilsté ag le fáil amach faoi scoláireachtaí.
If any underage footballers or camogie players would like to be considered for a part-scholarship to attend a Gaeltacht college this summer, contact our Irish language officer Seán Ó Maoilsté (John McStay) asap on or send a message to us on Facebook. Armagh GAA will be holding a Feis in Ard Mhacha on Monday 06.05.13 at 7pm for anyone who has not received a scoláireacht from their school or from elsewhere. The closing date for applications is Dé Céadaoin 01.05.13. Forms are available from Seán or from club secretary Teresa Tighe.

Rince/ Dancing
The club is proud to host Scoil Rince Ní Dúda, run by fully qualified Irish dancing teacher, Aislinn O’Dowd. New members are welcome (age 4+). The dancing lessons are held every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.30.

Crannchur/Club lotto
Last week’s lotto numbers (01.04.13) were 3, 18, 24 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and the only match 3 winner was Denise Tighe. Sellers prize went to C Tighe and this week’s jackpot will be £1400.

Caitheamh aimsire úr/ New hobby
Clanbrassil Cultural Development Group are exploring the idea of running a patchwork / quilting course which will involve bringing people down to Belfast for a full day’s tuition (in the Autumn) – during which you make and complete a patchwork cushion. It gives a really good grounding on patchwork / quilting techniques. There are a few places for those who do not own or are unable to borrow a machine to bring with them. There are also a few spaces for those with no experience at all on a sewing machine. If you think you would be interested in taking up this as a new hobby, please send Norah McCorry an email at or message her via her facebook site at or text her on 07742 674 929. Altenatively give your name to Paul Carville.

If anyone would like to buy a ticket to the Nathan Carter concert in Athletic Grounds on Saturday 20 April, contact any committee member or send a message to us on Facebook or Twitter. Tickets cost £20.

Cuidiú de dhíth/ Would you like to help
We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping out with the running of the club. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to help with PR, culture, an Ghaeilge, sourcing grants, fundraising and the GAA’s social initiative. If you would like to help out, contact us via Facebook or on Twitter or contact any committee member.



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