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Armagh GAA club notes, April 8


St Michael’s GFC

Underage Training

U10/U12 training went well on Wednesday Night. 11 hardy souls and 3 coaches were in attendance at a wet and wind-swept Pairc Naomh Michael. This was a good turn out and hopefully will grow and grow throughout the year.



The seniors played Dorsey in the last of their friendly games on wednesday night, this was the last chance for some players to get a run-out before the league starts. Although the game finished in defeat, the friendly games in pre-season have shown that there is some potential in this team, and there seems to be a good team spirit going into the start of the league.


Lotto Results for Monday 30rd March were 3 19 23 26. There was no jackpot winner, match 3 Carmel McGarvey and Briege Murphy.   Next weeks jackpot now amounts to £5600. There will be no draw on easter Monday, the next draw will take place on 13th April in Mr Buzbys.

Underage: Any underage Managers who would like match reports, team notices or other information published in these notes, please contact me on 00353867713037



Club Membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member, Adults £20, Juvenile £5


Club Gear St.Michaels hoodies, jerseys and other gear can be ordered by contacting club chairperson Carmel McGarvey.


Club Twitter Account

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St Patrick’s Cullyhanna GFC

McVerry Cup

St. Patrick’s IIs and Clady met on Friday night in the annual McVerry cup competition. Played in dry but cold and windy conditions the game produced some good quality play at times in a sporting contest. Playing against the stiffish wind Cullyhanna got off to a great start with a brace of points and then a converted penalty from Shane McKeever. However as the half progressed Clady got a grip in the mid-field area and aided by the wind proceeded to claw back the deficit. Despite being under a lot of pressure the St. Pat’s defence did well and by half-time they had managed to keep Clady to just a one point advantage helped by a penalty save by keeper Fergal Murphy.


Trailing by 0-6 to 1-2 at the break St. Patrick’s began to assert themselves with the advantage of the elements. A trio of points by Shane McKeever saw the homesters take a lead that they never afterwards looked like relinquishing. In terms of possession the game was even enough but the visitors found scoring difficult shooting into the strong wind. Cullyhanna kept tagging on the points and by the end of the game the scoreline of 1-12 to 0-7 saw them lift the cup. A useful run out for the team before the league starts next weekend. Our thanks go to the Clady team and management for agreeing to contest the final at short notice. It was much appreciated.


Team: Fergal Murphy, Cathal Donnelly, Francie McMullen, Conor McShane, Paraic Brecknell, Sean Nugent, Sean O’Neill, Ciaran O’Neill, Conall McCavitt, Ciaran Nugent, Shane McKeever (1-8), Conor McCreesh, Gareth Reel, Peter O’Neill, Patsy McKeever (0-2): SUBS USED: Aodhan Conlon, Rory O’Neill (0-1), Kyle Reid (0-1), James Thompson.


Come Dine with Cullyhanna

Cullyhanna’s culinary skills will be put to the test on Saturday 18th April as our club hosts a “Come Dine with Me” extravaganza. If you want to dazzle your neighbours with your dining prowess, please contact Gary McKeown, Conor McAneney or John McCreesh to organise hosting a table. After their exquisite feast, everybody is welcome to a special function at the club where Raglan will be providing their usual superb musical entertainment. Another great night is in store so we appeal to all our members and supporters to please get involved. As always with these events, your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated as we rely so much on the generosity of our community to keep the club going.


Armagh County Board Gaeltacht Scholarships

The annual Feis CLG Ard Mhacha for Gaeltacht part-scholarships will be held on Tuesday 28 April at 7pm in the Ceannáras at the Athletic Grounds. Any young person from our club who wishes to apply for this scholarship should contact Marie on 07784537106 before Tuesday 14 April.



Thanks to a huge effort by all involved, particular our senior players, the new refurbished gym is open for business with a superb selection of fitness equipment. To ensure equitable access to this superb modern facility, use of the gym will be restricted to club members only. Members must pay a £20 gym supplement for use of the gym in addition to membership fees. This £20 supplement covers gym use for an entire year and represents magnificent value for our members when compared with commercial gyms. Use of the gym will be regularly monitored to ensure that those who have contributed towards it get the best out of the facility. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures of the new equipment.


Club shop

Our club shop will be open on Monday and Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. A range of merchandise is available and we will be launching a number of new and exciting initiatives over the course of the year.


Armagh Harps GFC

Congratulations to the Armagh Harp U14 girls on winning the county feile

Congratulations to the Armagh Harp U14 girls on winning the county feile


This week’s lucky numbers 29th Mar were 3, 8, 10 and 13. Congratulations to Harps Senior player and Treasurer, Martin Gill who matched all four numbers and wins the jackpot of £2,400, next’s week prize is £1000.



Congratulations to our 3 prize winners of our Youth Easter Raffle with the Hamper going to Ellen Bratton and the Easter Eggs going to Connie Toal & Kerri McCreesh. Well Done and many thanks to all who supported the fundraiser.



The Social Club will provide for all your needs. Hot food buffet with selection of desserts followed by kids disco. Only £5 per adult and £2.50 per child! Limited spaces available- booking essential!!! Book early to avoid disappointment! Half payment deposit required by 3 May. Contact Manager Brian in the Social Club to book- 02837523281.



From Friday 10th April the Social Club will host this weekly poker night. First hand dealt at 9pm!

SENIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2015- Our Senior men got 4 home fixtures to get their league campaign started with the first game commencing Sunday 12th April against Wolf Tones whom they then go on to meet in the first round of the Senior Championship on Sat 9th May. Goodluck to John Toner and Backroom Team for the 2015 Season.



Twenty one teams applied for this League which will be split into a Mid/South Section and North Section. Harps will compete in the Mid/South Section with ten other opponents. First Round Harps are at home to Killeavy whom they meet on Wed 15th April.



Training Continues Monday Nights at 7pm on the JD Pitch. All New & Existing Players welcome. First League Game is Wednesday 1st April at 7pm away to newly promoted Shane O’Neills. Membership Is Now Due. The girls played a very young and fast new promoted Shane O’Neills in very wet and cold conditions in Camlough. Was a very tough game to the end with the Harps losing their 4 point lead in the last few minutes to two late goals by the mackle sisters. Although the girls only lost by a point it was a nail biting game to the end and the girls all done well for the first outing of the season.



MINOR BOYS – Training continues Friday Nights at 6pm outdoors on the JD Pitch. All New and Existing players are asked to attend. Please bring Water Bottles & £1. Membership Is Now Due. The lads first league game is away to or city rivals Pearse Ogs on Mon 13th April. Good luck to Aiden and the rest of the back room team for the 2015 season

MINOR GIRLS – Training Continues Monday Nights 7pm in Abbey Park, Bring Gum Shields, Water Bottles & £1. Membership Is Now Due.

BOYS UNDER 16’s – Training continues Thurs Nights at 7.30pm on the JD Pitch. All New and Existing players are asked to attend. Please bring Water Bottles & £1. Membership Is Now Due. The lads have their first outing on Thurs 9th April away to Tir Na Nog. Good luck to the Management team for 2015.

GIRLS U16 – The girls had their first league game on Mon Night in Abbey Park against Clan Na Gael in a very wet and cold night with a very strong breeze. A game of two halves the Harps girls fought to the end with a 7 point win. Well done girls. Next up St Pats Cullyhanna Wed 15th April.


BOYS UNDER 14’s- Training continues Tuesdays at 6pm on the JD and Thursday’s at 6.30pm on the JD Pitch. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s. Membership Is Now Due. The Boys play our neighbours on Tues 14th April in the opening round of the league at Abbey Park. Good luck to Martin Gill and the rest of the Management Team for 2015.


GIRLS UNDER 14’s- Training every Monday night outdoors at Abbey Park on the JD Pitch from 6-7pm. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s. The Girls Feile Competition will be held on Saturday 11th Apr Venue & Time TBC. Girls U14 Div 1 league commences on Mon 13th April at 7pm at home in Abbey Park to Carrickcruppen. Good Luck to Paddy, Terry & Shauna in their Feile Preparation. Membership Is Now Due.


GIRLS UNDER 12’s –Training continues Wednesday Nights 6pm outdoors on the JD Pitch. All new and existing players welcome to attend and all players are asked to come with warm training gear. Don’t forget Gum Shields, Water Bottles & £1. Girls U12 Div 1 League commences on Sunday 12th April at 5pm away to Clan Eireann.


BOYS UNDER12 &1/2’s – Training continues every Saturday from 3pm – 4pm on the JD Pitch. All players are asked to bring Gum Shields, Water Bottle & £1. Membership Is Now Due.

The boys have a home challenge game against Sarsfields on Saturday 11 April. The boys will also train on Wednesday evenings from 15 April. League fixtures will be confirmed shortly.

Note this is an under 121/2 League!!! Players eligible to play in this competition must be over the age of 9 and up to Year 8 (first year). This competition will be played with a maximum of 13 a side.


U6, U8 & U10 Boys & Girls – Training continues Sunday morning 12th April from 10.30am to 11.30am, all kids are asked to bring Gum Shields, Water Bottles & £1. Membership Is Now Due.




In conforming to health and safety and child protection requirements only designated approved Club coaches with appropriate Access NI certification will be permitted access to the playing/training areas during the forthcoming season. (Under 6’s may be accompanied by parents/guardians)

Parents/guardians are welcome to watch matches/training from the designated viewing areas.



Round 6 of the National League was again highly competitive! A total of 24 points were on offer. With some very surprising results high scores were difficult to come by with the average score only 10. Both Anchormen and Yorkie showed how to predict scores amassing a very creditable 17 points. However they were surpassed by seven year old Ryan Gill who achieved an incredible 19 points- only getting two results wrong!!!! Well done Ryan!!!


All change at the top!! Ryan is now leading with a superb 86 points followed by Martin Gill on 83. Ard Eoghain are joint third, joined on 81 points by Jerome Kearney!! Yorkie’s excellent score has lifted him into outright fifth place. With only one round remaining it’s difficult to see the winner coming from outside the top five. But who knows, it’s still all to play for.



There’s no better place to be than the Social Club. Each Saturday the “£10 Special”, two pints and a £5 bet during football and racing!



Beidh Feis CLG Ard Mhacha ar siúl Dé Máirt 28 Aibreán ar 7pm sa Cheannáras in Ard Mhacha le deis a thabhairt do dhaoine óga ó chlubanna sa chontae páirtscoláireacht a bhaint le freastal ar chúrsa Gaeltachta an samhradh seo. The annual Feis CLG Ard Mhacha for Gaeltacht part-scholarships will be held on Tuesday 28 April at 7pm in the Ceannáras at the Athletic Grounds.


Young people from clubs across the county will have an opportunity to win a part-scholarship to attend a Gaeltacht course during the summer. Young people who would like to be considered for Feis CLG Ard Mhacha must complete the application form by Wednesday 15 April. Forms can be obtained from Club Cultural Office Barry Moore. Contact Barry on



Armagh Harps actively encourages promotion and usage of our national language. Exponents of the Irish Language may wish to respond to the current consultation using the following link-


Armagh County Board are offering Club Championship Season Tickets. The tickets, cost £60, give you access to all Club Championship games ( Junior , Intermediate and Senior, including back door games) in 2015 in both Hurling and Football!! Ticket enquires to the County office on 02837527278 or e-mail Armagh GAA Club Championship Season Ticket released for sale



Exciting new groups will continue to entertain over the coming months. Need a venue for a party? The Club, which proudly displays the 5* rating for hygiene from Armagh Council Environmental Health, is now available for private parties and functions-free!! Book your birthday or special occasion party now!! Contact Brian in the Social Club on 02837523281 regarding bookings.



Are you interested in part time or casual bar work? If so contact Brian on 028375232821. Experience desirable but not essential.



Each Wedneday night in the Social Club- 7.30-8.30pm.



Please donate all unwanted women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes and boots, handbags, belts, curtains, bedding, blankets and towels to the clothing bank in Abbey Park. All donations will help support Club funds.




Lotto 30-03-15

Numbers, 4, 7, 12, 28 bonus number (4) no match 4 plus bonus jackpot winners, match 3 winners £25 each Canon Crawley, Jim Smith, sellers prize Kathleen Nugent, next week’s jackpot £3,250


Junior Football League

Armagh County football Leagues begins this weekend and Derrynoose have a home fixture against Tullysaran in Naomh Mochua Pairc at 2:00pm, all support for the team will be very welcome, good luck to management & players for the forthcoming season.


Club Fixtures:

Thurs 9th April U16 football away to Madden

Fri 10th U14 Camogie at home to Tullysaran

Sat 11th U12 Camogie Blitz

Sun 12th Senior Camogie away to Clontibret

Sun 12th U12 Ladies football away to Granemore

Phil Mohan’s Poem Book Charity Night

Presentation of all proceeds of Phil Mohan’s Book of Poems, to Multiple Sclerosis in Derrynoose Club on Saturday 18th April commencing at 9:00pm with a traditional session of Music, Song & Verse.


Coaches’ Meeting

Tuesday 14th April @ 830 pm Football, both Ladies & Men

Tuesday 21st April @ 830 pm – Camogie and Hurling

These meetings will be exactly the same in content so if any coach can’t attend on their code’s date they can attend the other one every coach must be at one of these or they will not be allowed to coach. This is not optional. All coaches within club must attend.


Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán



This weekend will see the start of the 2015 Charlie Grant Cup. The competition throws in at the quarter-final stage, with the matches being played over the weekend of April 11th/12th. On Saturday April 11th @2pm there will be Mullaghbawn V O Doirnin Blues & St Patrick’s Cullyhanna V Killeavy. On Sunday April 12th @6.30pm there will be Crossmaglen V Silverbridge & Dromintee V Carrickcruppen. The semi-finals will be played on Saturday April 18th @2pm, with the final TBC after this stage. All proceeds are in aid of Sothern Area Hospice, so please support if you can.



Applications are now invited for the Mullaghbawn Gaeltacht Grant Fund 2015. Applications are open to boys & girls. The applicant must be a registered playing member of Mullaghbawn GAA club. If interested please forward your name to Gerard Larkin ( by April 8th.



Seniors begin their league campaign with a trip to Silverbridge on Sunday coming @2pm. Good luck to the panel & management.



Mullaghbawn Camogie Club would like to thank all who generously contributed to and bought tickets for the Easter hamper. The winners are as follows. Easter hamper sponsored by Spar Patrick Street Newry- Fiachra Garvey; Headstorm barber shop voucher- Anna Larkin; Shorts Sports & Cycles voucher- Stephen Curran a& Lisa Quinn; The Hair Shop Mullaghbawn voucher- Briege Grant; Quinns Carpets- Calum Quinn; Seraphic Holistic Therapies voucher- Pauline McParland; Scissor Sisters voucher- Shane McParland; box of chocolates- Gareth McKenna. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their kind donations.



Under 16s home to O’Doirnin Blues on Thursday.



Training is on Sunday morning @11.45am. All existing and new players extremely welcome!



On Saturday, April 25th, the club will play host to the great traditional Irish music group; Parcel of Rogues. This group are receiving rave reviews and we look forward to a great night and hope that you can join in the fun. Spread the word!



Pilates continues every Monday night in the clubrooms @7-8pm. Contact Claire on 078 89166065 for further details.



Having a clear out? All second hand clothing donations are greatly appreciated. You can still leave bags to the clubrooms or arrange collection by contacting Bernie on 30888015.



Cards continue on Wednesday @ 8.30pm in the upstairs lounge. Bingo starts downstairs @ 9.00pm, also on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome.



Club Mullaghbawn is a fantastic way to contribute to the development of our club. Your contribution of £10 or £20 per month will help to raise much needed funds.



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