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Armagh GAA club notes, February 18

Sarsfields

Shane O’Neills

Senior Men

Our senior men continue to train every Tuesday and Thursday evening in preparation for the upcoming season. Training on Tuesday takes place at 7.15pm at the club with the Thursday sessions taking place in St Paul’s gym. The league campaign is scheduled to start on Sunday 12th April with an away game against Clan na Gael with the same two teams meeting in the Championship on Saturday 9th May in Granemore.

Senior, Minor & U16 Ladies Training

A strength and conditioning training programme for the above ladies teams continues every Tuesday evening from 6.45pm – 7.45pm and Friday evening at 7.15pm, finishing on Friday, 13th March. Each session will cost £3.00 per person and is also open to all family and friends should they wish to attend. U14 girls who plan to play U16 football do not need to attend these sessions but can do so if they wish.

Minor Boys

All minor boys are asked to note that they should all be attending training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to take part in pre-season training along with the seniors. All eligible players are asked to get involved in these training sessions – no excuses.

U16 Boys

Our U16 boys continue to train every Sunday morning at 10.30am at the club.

U14 Girls:

The U14s girls are now training evening Wednesday evening, at 7.00pm in Bessbrook Community Centre. This is for girls born in 2001 or after and new members are very welcome. For further information pleased contact Keith on 07920887169.

U12 Girls

Training for our U12 girls began on Saturday morning under the watchful eyes of some of our senior ladies and it was great to see a lot of girls from the Gaelic for Girls programme returning to continue training. Training will continue every Saturday morning at 11.00am at the club and all girls at this age group are asked to attend.

U10s

Training for our U10 footballers continue to train on Friday evenings in Cloughreagh Community Centre from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome and encouraged to attend.

U8s

Our U8 footballers also continue to train every Friday evening in Cloughreagh Community Centre from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome and encouraged to attend.

U6s

Training for our U6s continues every Wednesday evening in Bessbrook Community Centre from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. All boys and girls at this age group are welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s great to see a number of new faces over the past few weeks and as a result Michelle is looking for a bit of extra help on Wednesday evenings. For further information please contact Michelle on 07541 029427.

Underage Managers

There are still a couple of underage managers positions to be filled at U14 and U12 boys and anyone interested in taking on any of these roles is asked to contact the club youth officer Seamie O’Hare on 07816 268077.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due for renewal and the rates have been set as follows:

Adult: £20.00

Juvenile (U18): £10.00

OAPs: £10.00

Cairde Members: £10.00

Membership can be paid to Kevin McGeeney, Gerry Barry, Mick Mackin or any committee member. We are also planning to call at members homes throughout February and March, so put your membership fee aside. Anyone who has let their membership lapse over the past few years is also urged to renew it.

First Aid Course

The club is organising a First Aid course for underage managers and mentors from both boys and girls football and it is hoped that there will be at least one representative from every age group in attendance. The course will take place over two Tuesday night’s, 24/2/15 and 3/3/15, in the clubhouse. For further information or to put your name down for the course please contact Peter McKeown on 07933931429.

Best Wishes

Shane O’Neills would like to extend their best wishes to St Peters Primary School, Cloughreagh as they embark on their 50 year celebrations.

Armagh Goldmark

GoldMark is a dynamic programme aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for 14 to 24 year olds and a workshop will take place on Monday 23rd February at 7.20pm in the Athletic Grounds. The GoldMark Scheme is run by Volunteer Now and recognises three levels of volunteering 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours. This initiative is recognised by Department of Education and will help young volunteers on CVs and college applications. This workshop will provide information for young volunteers and their clubs on the benefits of the programme and how they can become involved in the programme. Anyone who is interested in registering for this workshop is asked to contact Peter McKeown on 07933 931429.

Lotto

Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 4, 22, 26 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x match three winner. The jackpot now stands at £2200. The lotto brings much needed funds into the club and anyone who feels that they can sell a few tickets every week is asked to contact Mick Mackin on 07746 242231.

Club Bar

The club bar is now open every Friday and Saturday night from 7.00pm and everyone is welcome to come along to enjoy a good night’s craic with music, darts and pool available. The club is also available for birthday parties, christenings etc and for further information please contact Aodhan McQuade on 07761 296009.

Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán

 

SCÓR NA NÓG ALL-IRELAND

On Saturday February 14th, 76 supporters from Cu Chulainn CLG made the journey to the 4000-seater Dublin City West to the All-Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg to support our Solo Singing star; Moya Strain. The event was covered by Irish TV. Unfortunately the result was not in favour of Moya; however, what a year it has been for her, securing county and provincial titles. A bright future is on the cards. The club provided a very warm welcome to Moya on February 15th when local people showed their appreciation for her amazing achievements. Commiserations to the two other acts from South Armagh clubs in the All-Ireland final; Cullyhanna Leiriu and Silverbridge Quiz team whose completion was run in the morning. It has been great to share this journey with you.

DINNER DANCE

Annual Dinner Dance, hosted by Benny Tierney will take place on Friday, February 27th in the clubrooms. Buffet dinner @8pm followed by music with ‘Keep er’ Country.’ Tickets cost £15 and places must be booked prior to the night by contacting any committee member.

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Senior Team will take on An Port Mor in the first round of the championship on Sunday, May 10th @2pm in Keady.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE

Mullaghbawn will start their league campaign on Sunday April 12th with a repeat of last year’s opener. The boys will travel to our neighbours Silverbrige. The following Sunday will see us make the trip to Shane O’Neills, before taking on Culloville at home in Game Week 3.

SENIOR TEAM FUNDRAISER

The National Football League Buster continues. All weekly entries must be submitted by 1pm on Saturdays. £££s in prizes! Entries can be left with any senior player or emailed to our senior team manager on colinmcparland0@aol.com.

MEMBERSHIP 2015

Thanks to everyone who turned out on Friday evening for the registration event. If you haven’t registered, please contact a committee member as soon as possible.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Niall Strain, who was a part of the John Moore University hurling team who won the All-Britain University Championship recently.

SCÓR FUNDRAISER

Thanks to all of the fabulous acts who performed in the recent Mullaghbawn Scór Fundraiser on February 8th. There was an eclectic mix of music, song, dance & drama in the showpiece event. The London Tube station sensations, Mullaghbawn Instrumental Group, Cullhanna leiriu, Michelle McCloskey, Cupla, Finbar Magee, Mullaghbawn Dancers, Gareth O’Connor (Ulster champion dancer), The Kelly and Ridley families. The club wishes to extend it most sincere thanks to all of the acts who gave so generously of their time and to Tí Chulainn, Whitecross GAA, Cullyhanna GAA, McCreeshes & Julias who gave money and items for the raffle. Also, a huge word of mention to our cultural officer Fergal O’Brien and his assistant Thomas Kelly for co-ordinating events. Finally many thanks to the Mullaghbawn public. Together you have raised £1535 for Scór locally, which will help towards the purchase of Irish dance costumes, staging and hire of professional sound.

SCÓR SINSEAR

Unfortunately no acts have confirmed for Scór Sinsear this year.

UNDERAGE HURLING

Hurling continues on Thursday evenings in Community Centre. Nursery, P1, P2 & P3 @6.30-7.15pm. P4, P5, P6 & P7 @7.30-8:15pm. Existing and new players always welcome. Check out ‘Mullaghbawn Underage Hurling’ on facebook to keep up to date with any change of venue or other important notices that Stephen has to share.

CLUB CALENDARS

Club Calendars are now reduced to £2 each. Hard to beat a bargain!

ARMAGH GOLDMARK

Monday, February 23rd @7.20-7.45pm in The Ceannáras, Athletic Grounds. GoldMark is a dynamic programme aimed at promoting and recognising sports volunteering for 14 to 24 year olds. The GoldMark Scheme is run by Volunteer Now and recognises three levels of volunteering 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours. This initiative is recognised by Department of Education and will help young volunteers on CVs and college applications. This workshop will provide information for young volunteers and their clubs on the benefits of the programme and how they can become involved in the programme. Clubs can register young volunteers for this workshop by emailing sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie or phone 048 37517 180.

BIG BREAKFAST

Sunday, March 29th is a date for your diary with the first BB of 2015! Spread the word and let’s make this the biggest one yet!

PARCEL OF ROGUES

Mullaghbawn GAA will host this fantastic Traditional Irish Music Group on Saturday, April 25th. Plenty of notice for this much anticipated event. Admission £5.

PILATES

Pilates is on every Tuesday night in the clubrooms. Intermediate @7-8pm & Beginners @8-9pm. Contact Claire on 078 89166065 for further details.

SECOND HAND CLOTHING

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.

BINGO & CARDS

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

CLUB MULLAGHBAWN

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.

Lotto Results – Feb 08th

Numbers: 1,2,12,27

No Jackpot Winner

Match 3 Winner: Seamus McCartan (Newry)

Sellers Prize: Pauric Mackin & Paul Malone

Next week’s Jackpot: £3550 on Feb 15th

St Patrick’s Cullyhanna GFC

Scór na nÓg

The big day for our young dramatists arrived arrived last Saturday afternoon in the CityWest, Dublin as they participated in the Leiriú section of the All Ireland Scór na nÓg final. As always, this fantastic group produced a remarkable performance but unfortunately they had to settle for their Ulster title and final participation. However all at the club are still rightfully proud of what has been a magnificent voyage in reaching a second All Ireland Scór na nÓg final in three years. The talented group of Mary Donnelly, Diarmuid Brecknell, Oran Murray, Colum Donnelly and Dermot Savage have represented our club with great distinction. Huge credit is also due to their mentors Margaret and Bernie Donnelly, Karen Murray and Marie Hoey, without whom none of this will be possible. No doubt they will all be back in 2016 and perhaps they can go one step further! Well done to Moya Strain of Mullaghban and the Silverbridge quiz team who also participated in the All Ireland final.

Dinner dance

The countdown is very much on for our annual club dinner dance which is always a hugely enjoyable occasion with a great night of food and craic in store. The big night is this coming Saturday 21st February and tickets for the buffet dinner are on sale in the club and Murphy’s Shop, priced £15 / €20. Please make every effort to purchase a ticket before Thursday to facilitate catering arrangements. Music will be by Michael Kennedy.

Malachy Murdock Memorial Tournament

Our seniors return to action on Friday night as they participate in the Malachy Murdock tournament in Burren, county Down. Our first match is against the host club and throws in at 8pm.

Gym

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.

Underage Registration

Our underage registration evening is on the Friday 20th February at 7.30pm. Membership fees for juveniles should be paid at this event and cost £5 for juveniles from under 8 to minor level. This membership fee is compulsory and no young player will be allowed to play for a club team unless they have registered and paid. We would strongly encourage the parents of our underage players to show support for their children and the club by becoming members also.

Coaching Courses

Can anyone who is interested in doing the either the Foundation Level or Level 1 coaching courses please contact Conor McAneney on 07985 110960? We are hoping to get sufficient numbers to be able to run these courses within the club.

Club shop

Our club shop is back up and running for 2015 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.

Membership

Membership is now due with costs frozen at 2014 rates- £20 for adults, £10 for students and OAPs and £5 for juveniles with Cairde members entitled to 2 adult members and two juvenile or student memberships. Membership is free for children under 6.

Fashion show

We will be holding another fashion extravaganza in the club on Friday 6th March so please mark this date in your diaries.

St. Michaels GFC

All is quiet on the football front these days with our senior team started team training and most players doing their best to improve their individual fitness in their own time also.   Anyone who would like to get involved in any underage teams or coaching is still more than welcome to lend a hand.

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

Club Dinner Dance:

The Club Dinner dance will take place on Saturday 28th February at 7.30PM sharp, in the NRCA Hall with food, refreshments and live entertainment, this will be a great night and opportunity to kick-off the 2015 year in style. Tickets are £15 stg

Club Notes:

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

Club Merchandise:

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

Armagh Harps GFC

YOUTH WINTER TRAINING PROGRAMME- There will be an opportunity to register before all training sessions during the week just ask management for registration forms.

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.

BOYS UNDER 16’s – Training commences Thurs 19th Feb at 7.30pm on the JD Pitch. All New and Existing players are asked to attend. Please bring Water Bottles & £1.

BOYS UNDER 14’s- Training in preparation for the Féile 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.

ARMAGH FEILE CUP DRAW 2015

1st Rd 7/03/15

Tir na nOg v Crossmaglen

Clann Eireann v Harps

Semi-Finals 14/03/15

C Eireann/Harps v St Patricks

Killeavey v Tir na nOg/Crossmaglen

Final 27/28/29 March

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.

BOYS UNDER12’s- Training continues Wednesday Nights in St Patrick’s Grammar Sports Hall, 7.30-8.30pm. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s.

Parents please use the entrance via the Moy Road.

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.

BOYS UNDER 10’s- Training continues Wednesday Nights in St Patrick’s Grammar Sports Hall, 6.30-7.30pm. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s. Parents please use the entrance via the Moy Road.

BOYS UNDER 8’s- Training continues Tuesday Nights in St Patrick’s Grammar Sports Hall, 7.30-8.30pm. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s. Parents please use the entrance via the Moy Road.

NURSERY (UNDER 6’s) – Training continues Tuesday Nights in St Patrick’s Grammar Sports Hall, 6.30-7.30pm. Players please ensure you bring your Gum Shield, Water Bottle & £1s. Parents please use the entrance via the Moy Road.

ARMAGH HARPS ACTIVE8- Our Active 8 Programme continues every week with good numbers in attendance. The free classes including Pilates, Yoga, Dance and Boxercise are open to all members- regardless of ability.

The eight week programme is as follows-

Tuesday 6.30 – 7.30 Fitness Class for beginners (St Patricks Grammar School)

Tuesday 7.30 – 8.30 Extreme Fitness (St Patricks Grammar School)

Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30 Pilates (St Patricks Grammar School)

Wednesday 7.30 – 8.30 Boxercise (Fully Booked)

Thursday 7.00 – 8.00 Yoga (St Patricks Primary School)

Thursday 7.30 – 8.30 Boxercise (Fully Booked)

Interested parties should contact Declan Toal on 07779720543 to advise of their preferred class/classes and night/nights.

MEMBERSHIP- All those intending to represent the Club in 2015 (at all levels) must be registered as a member of the Association. Membership options are-

Full/Football- £25

10 Year Full/Football- £200

Family (2xAdults & All Kids U18) – £50

Student- £15

Youth- £10

Honorary/Senior (OAP)- no fee

Additionally the Club offers a Social Club only membership at only £15.

Note that members that can also avail of the Cairde Na Claírsigh Scheme contact Art McGinn if Interested for details.

PUNTERS LEAGUE- There were a total of 24 points available in Round 2 of the Punters League. A number of punters fought for the weekly prize with four achieving a gallant 19 points. The winner of Round 2 though was Jerome Kearney with a superb 20 points!

It’s very tight at the top of the leader board with only three points separating the top 12! Currently out in front by one point is Patsy McCoy- well done Patsy!!!

Punters now have a chance to recover from the hectic start and recharge the batteries as Round 3 doesn’t throw-in to Saturday 28 February!

It’s still not too late to enter. Late entrants will receive five points. £20 covers the remaining rounds. Prizes for the top three overall, plus weekly prize winners.

ABBEY LOTTO – Monday 2nd Feb lucky numbers drawn were 9, 15, 22, and 23. One matched three numbers.

Next week’s jackpot is £2,100. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!! Buy your Lotto ticket now…only £1 per ticket!!

Please note that the Lotto is now being drawn on a Monday night.

VOLUTEERS REQUIRED FOR ARMAGH INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACE – Armagh Athletic Club are requesting assistance with volunteers for the 25th Armagh International Road Race on 19th February 2015. We would be grateful for any assistance you could provide. If interested please contact armaghathleticclub@gmail.com

GAELTACHT BURSARY SCHEME 2015- The scheme offers the opportunity for eligible applicants to attend an Irish Language summer course and experience the Irish language in all aspects of life. Applications can be downloaded from the Liofa section of www.dcalni.gov.uk

SOCIAL CLUB- 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.

PART TIME OR CASUAL WORK- Are you interested in part time or casual bar work? If so contact Brian on 028375232821. Experience desirable but not essential.

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

CLOTHING BANK- 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.

KIERAN McGEENEY PRINT- Limited edition prints of the current manager by renowned local artist Lorcan Valley are available from the County office (37527278).

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC

 The club was a hive of activity this week with the final Under Age Registration Night the Pancake Breakfast and the Mc Rory Cup quarterfinal. A sincere word of thanks to all who helped out in organising and helped steward these events. In particular our grounds men who put in a lot of work to have the place in top shape.

Trading Places

One of our players Aaron Kernan has been asked to participate in this very popular television programme. Aaron’s involvement will entail going to Sunderland for four days selling houses and also training at Sunderland Football in return David Bentley will spend four days in Crossmaglen in Aaron’s business and will also train with the team. It will be exciting times around the club with television crew in attendance. Our participation will be a great boost for our sponsors as it will give them valuable publicity.

Dr. Pat Fee Scanner Appeal

The club are organising a dance in Rangers Hall on Saturday 7th March in aid of the above appeal music will be by our own John Glenn and admission is £10. Over the years Dr. Pat has played an important role not only in the life of the parish but of our club as well with many players with many of our players benefitting from his dedicating and expertise. We would ask our members players and general public to come along and support this worthy cause while at the same time have a great nights entertainment dancing to the music of John Glenn.

Field Signs

With the new football season almost upon us now is the time is the time to advertise your business while at the same time supporting your club. To have your sign placed around the main field please contact any member of the committee. Signs will cost £130 per year or £300 for three years.

Bingo Night

Our Bingo Night Fundraiser will take place on Friday 20th February; the venue once again is the Bar One Bingo Hall Racecourse Rd. Dundalk. Tickets costing €20 can be purchased from any member of the committee. Last year’s event proved to be a great social success so while not come along and have a great night’s fun while at the same time supporting your club.

Membership

Now is the time of year for renewal of membership members will be pleased to know that there has been no increase in fees. Eg. Family £30, Individual £20, Senior&U18 £5. Membership can be paid to Peadar Mc Coy or any member of the committee. Membership can also be paid online

Club Gym.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new member’s gym. This facility has been designed for our member’s health and wellbeing. The new gym will be accessed by a key fob which can be purchased from Aaron Kernan. Yearly membership until the 31st December 2015 are as follows U 16 free, U 18 £10, Over 18 £20. It is important to note that only members can use the facility but membership is open to everyone. The only entrance to the Gym is by the front Door of the Rangers Hall and up the front stairs.

Walking Track

The new walking track at the club is now for members to use. However it must be stressed that dogs are not permitted on any part of the club premises at any time including council pitches and walking track. Those using the walking track are asked to ensure that they close all gates behind them to keep all stray dogs out. If these arrangements are not adhered to we will have no option but to lock all gates and restrict the use of the track to specify times where users can be supervised. We cannot permit the continued dog fouling to continue any longer. The club would like to thank Gene Duffy, Eugene Hanratty Blarney Rd. Brian Quinn and Johnny Mc Creesh for their generous contributions which enabled us to complete the track.

Meetings

Members are reminded that if you require a room for a meeting you should check with Shane @ 0872755227 or Marguerite @ 08660479693 re availability.

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. Some members 3yrs have now been completed and over the next few weeks we will be contacting all our members with a view to becoming members or renewing membership. In the next few week we will be producing a detailed report showing we were able to raise additional funding and wha t good use we put it to.

Lotto

The Lotto provides much needed funds for the day to day running of the club and we would ask our members for their support. Tickets cost £1 and can be purchased from any member of the committee or in the local shops and bars. If you feel you can help out by selling tickets please contact any member of the committee. If you could sell 10 per week you could raise £500 per year. The club are looking for volunteers to sell in the Lismore and Dundalk Rd. Area,

Silverbridge Harps GAC Notes

Main Sponsors: Coole Fuels & Donnelly’s Wholesale

Variety Show: The recent Variety Show performance raised an impressive £3,100, which was presented to Dr. Fee in aid of his Scanner Appeal fund. The club takes this opportunity to thank everyone involved who helped contribute to this donation.

League: The Senior Intermediate League fixtures have been announced and our campaign gets underway on Sunday 12th April at home against Mullaghban. We then travel to Culloville on Sunday 19th April for the second round.

Minor:  The Minor management have organised a players’ meeting for tonight (Monday 16th February) at 8.00pm, to be held in the new changing rooms.  Anyone wishing to play Minor football this year should attend.

Under 16: Training commences on Tuesday at 7pm in the field.

Under 14: Training for U14 boys on Tuesday from 6-7pm in the Resource Centre. Please bring indoor runners and football boots.

Under 12: Training for U12 boys continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm in the Resource Centre – remember to bring indoor gear. Any boys wishing to play under 12 this year are welcome to come along.

Under 5/6: Training for U5 and U6 on Sunday at 11am in the Resource Centre – please wear suitable indoor gear.

Underage Registration Night: Registration for all underage players from U6 to U14 will be held in the clubrooms this Wednesday 18th February at 7.30pm. As ALL players must be registered for insurance purposes, parents or guardians of any child wishing to play underage football must attend and complete their child’s registration. A fee of £5 per child is payable to cover the club’s players’ registration fees to Croke Park.

Underage Presentations: The Presentation Night for the 2014 Gaelic Go Start, Under 8 and Under 10s will take place in the clubrooms on Friday 20th February at 7.30pm. We are delighted that three of our senior players – Mairead Tennyson, Annie McCole and Peter Carragher – will be on hand to present prizes on the night.

Scór: The Armagh county final of Scór Sinsear will take place this Sunday 22nd February in Killeavy GFC at 6pm. The club’s participation is being organized by Cultural Officer John Muckian who can be contacted on 0780 1254 774 or email jmuckiansilverbridge@gmail.com. Commiserations to our Scór na nÓg quiz team who gave an excellent account of themselves in the All Ireland final on Saturday in Dublin but unfortunately came up just short.

St. Brigid’s Youth Club: Tuesday (girls), Wednesday (boys) and Friday (girls and boys) 7-9pm each night.

Young Volunteers Skills Building Programme: The Youth Club, in partnership with St Oliver Plunkett Youth Club, Crossmaglen, is hosting a Young Volunteers Skills Building Programme, aimed at young people age 13 and over, every Thursday 7-9pm in the Resource Centre (Games Room). It offers participants the opportunity to learn a range of skills and confidence-building activities and those who successfully complete the programme will receive the Millennium Volunteers Award.

Membership for 2015 is now open priced at: adults £30, over-65’s £10 and students £5. Membership Officer Mary McCann will be available to process applications every Monday in the Wee Bar from 8-9.30pm.

Club Shop: Open Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm.

Lotto: The club lotto jackpot has reached a massive £18,800. The lotto is vital source of income, ensuring the successful running of the club and the ability to maintain the various services provided to player members and the wider community. Continued thanks to our lotto committee, current sellers and patrons, your support is much appreciated. Additional help is always welcome. If you think you could sell a few tickets at your workplace or in your locality, please contact any committee member.

Silverbridge Bowls Club:  Every Wednesday from 8-10pm and Thursday from 9pm.  All new members very welcome.

Circuits: every Monday and Thursday 8-9pm for males and females with all levels of fitness catered for.

COAST (Cancer Outreach & Support Together): The COAST group is for women who currently have, or have had, a cancer diagnosis. The ‘Time For Me’ course concludes this Thursday from 7-9pm in the Resource Centre. The group welcomes new members. For information on the COAST group please contact Mairead on (00353) 85 1313 016.

Entertainment:

The Wee Bar is open every Saturday night.  Clubrooms open every Thursday night at 8.30pm for usual social entertainment, come along – it could be your lucky night!

If you have something to be included in the notes, the deadline for receipt of copy is 6.00pm on Saturday, contact Bronagh Murphy on 02830868537, 07799 627922 or email: bronagh@crossexaminer.co.uk.

Follow us on facebook ‘Silverbridge Harps GFC’ and Twitter @SilverbridgeGAA.

High Moss Sarsfields GFC

Most Important Notices

Ulster Senior League Sunday 15th February 2015

Final Score Aldergrove 2-9 Sarsfields 2-10

This match was played on a cold, dry Sunday afternoon with the roar of airplanes flying low along the horizon. Sarsfields started brightly and raced to a 4-1 lead with thanks to the Stevenson forwards, however with poor defending, St James’ star forward Ronan Hanna got through for an early goal to give the home team an early lead. Following a good pass from Paul McGeown, Thomas McAlinden returned a goal and a point to leave half time score with Hoops men ahead in a low scoring 30 minutes with the scoreboard reading 1-5 to 1-3.

Johnny Reynolds opened the scoring with two frees early in the second half for the High Moss men. This lead to a period of dominance by the Aldergrove men playing with the wind in the second 30 minutes; two points from play followed by another Ronan Hanna goal to put the home side ahead 2-6 to 1-8. A point each was exchanged from both sides before Paul McGeown managed a second goal for the Armagh side. Two more points from play for Aldergrove led both sides into an exciting drawn score in the last five minutes of play. It was down to Sarsfields’ captain Eamon McGeown to score the winning point to give Sarsfields their third Ulster league win, placing them two points clear at the top of the Group A category. Sarsfields play their next game this Sunday against Ardboe; venue to be confirmed.

Sarsfields Team: C Scullion, D O’Hanlon, D Breen, N Kerr, A McGaughey, E Murray, M Reynolds (C), B Lavery, E McGeown, M Stevenson, P McGaughey, J Reynolds, C Stevenson, P McGeown, T McAlinden. Substitutes used: Ruaidhrí McKernan, Caoimhín Robinson, Michel McKenna, Brian Kerr.

Lotto
This week’s lotto numbers 3, 13, 20, 23 – 2 winners – Sean McAlinden & Damien Scullion – Next week’s jackpot £1100

General Notes

The club’s annual dinner will take place on Saturday 21 February in the Bay Hall. Tickets available from any committee member.

Armagh Scór County Final will take place in Killeavy on Sunday 22 February at 6pm

Membership for 2015 is now due. £20 for adults and £5 for under 18’s

This week’s coaching times on the new training pitch. Cost is £1 per training session and only trainers or moulded studs can be worn. Please take this as official notice.

1. Monday – 6pm to 7pm – under 14, under 16 and under 18 ladies.
2. Monday – 7pm to 8pm – Under 16 boys and Minor boys
3. Tuesday – 6pm to 7pm – Under 14 boys
4. Tuesday – 7pm to 9pm – Under 18 and Senior ladies
5. Wednesday – 6pm to 7pm – Primary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 boys and girls
6. Wednesday- 8pm to 9pm – B team training
7. Thursday – 6pm to 7pm – Under 12 coaching (primary 7 and year 8)
8. Friday – 7pm to 8pm – senior men training
9. Sunday 22 February 2015 – Ulster Senior League – Sarsfields v Ardboe (Tyrone). Home match – venue to be confirmed

SARSFIELDS COMMUNITY HALL EVENTS

SARSFIELDS COMMUNITY BINGO

Resumes every Sunday night 7pm

£5 entry. Jackpot Snowball £100 prize

Line £5 House £10. Everyone welcome

MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP

Starting back every Thursday

9.30AM to 11.30AM

DIAMOND RIO JUNIOR CLASS

Every Saturday

10 AM – 12.00PM Cost £2.00

TIN WHISTLE LESSONS

Starting on Monday 15th September

For beginners and advanced

7.30 – 8.30PM Cost £3.00

SARSFIELDS YOUTH CLUB

Starts back Thursday 8th January for Junior members. Thursday 15th January Senior members.

7.30 – 9.00PM Membership £2.00

Nightly subscription £1.00

SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP

Every Wednesday 11AM to 2.00PM

DIAMOND RIO DANCE CLASS

Every Tuesday 8.00 to 9.00PM Cost £3.00

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