BALLINASCREEN Club Summer Camp 2012 for children currently in P3-U12 will take place Mon 2nd – Fri 6th July 2012 – Cost £15 for the week which includes a fantastic a goodie bag (with football, hurling ball, camp t-shirt, water-bottle and rucksack). 

Application forms will be available in the next few days through the schools, at trainings or in the Credit Union, forms should be returned with payment to the Credit Union before Fri 1st June. Note forms received after this date will NOT receive a goodie bag.  

This is a super week led by club coaches who volunteer their time, sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Ballinascreen GAA Underage Coaching Programme

All Indoor football & hurling sessions have now finished for the year.

The outdoor sessions are as follows;

Mon – U6 Boys Football – 6.15-7.30pm on the 3G at Backrow, U12 Boys Football – 6.45-8.00pm at Cahore

Wed – U8 & U10 Boys Football – 6.15-7.30pm at the Backrow 3G/Grass

Thurs – U12 Hurling – 6.45-8.00pm at Cahore

Fri – U6/8/10 Hurling – 6.45-8.00pm at the Backrow 3G/Grass

All sessions are £1 to help cover cost of facility hire & equipment

Senior Hurling

Ballinascreen 3-17 Banagher 3-09 @ McNally Park Banagher

Our Senior Hurlers registered another win the league with an emphatic 8 point victory over Banagher away by a margin of 8 points. Screen now sit 2nd in the league and the next match is against Lavey this Saturday at the Park @ 7pm. Please get out and support the lads! Senior Football

Ballinascreen 1-12 Kilrea 1-09

@ Dean McGlinchey Park

Team and scorers: JP McConnell, P McGlade, JF Bradley (0-1), D Scullion, M McShane, M McBride, K Conway (0-1), S Woods (0-1), P Bradley (0-5 3f), B Heron, D McBride, J Scullion, G Bradley (1-0), C McWilliams (0-3), E Murray (0-1 1f). Subs: S Bradley for E Murray, Eamon Murray for M McShane

Ballinascreen 2-17 Glen 1-14

@ Watty Graham Park, Glen

Team: JP McConnell, M McShane, JF Bradley, P McGlade, J Scullion, M McBride, K Conway (0-1), S Woods (0-1), P Bradley (0-5 3f), A Clerkin, B Heron (0-3 1 45m), R Devlin, E Murray (0-2), G Bradley (1-3), E McKillion (0-1). Subs: S Bradley (1-1), A Kelly, J McGlone Next up is Greenlough away on 10th June so hopefully we’ll get another great turnout of support for the lads!! Well done to both Ballinascreen teams who represented their Clubs with distinction over the weekend in the Ulster Feile. The boys were very unlucky in their game against Creggan not to get a victory which would have taken them through while the girls acquitted themselves well in the top Division putting up great performances against the best Tyrone and Antrim had to offer.

A big word of thanks to everyone who helped with the Ladies Games up at the Park. It all went very smoothly and both visiting Clubs were very complimentary o the welcome they received.

U6 - U12 Camogie moves up to the top pitch at the club every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 6.45pm for these four age groups. U6s are P1 and P2, U8s are P3 and P4 and U10s are P5 and P6. It is £5 registration and £1 each week, which goes towards the lotto. All new players at any age group are welcome to come along. U14 Camogie is at Cahore pitch on Monday evenings from 6pm. U16 Camogie at club pitch from 5.45pm on Thursday evenings. Minor Camogie on Sunday mornings from 9am to 11am at club. Senior Camogie Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 - 8.30pm The U6,U8 and U10s took part in their first tournament on Sunday at Swatragh. Played in wall-to-wall sunshine and conditions perfect, everyone had a great day. The U6s played some great Camogie winning a lot of their matches and coming home with medals. The U10s played some excellent games, showing some great skill and scoring some brilliant goals and points, but were knocked out of the final stages on scores. The U8s were the real stars of the day winning a lot of their games, beating teams from the Loup, Swatragh and Slaughtneill  to win the overall tournament and a lovely plaque for the club as well as gold medals for each player. Thanks to the parents who all came to support their children and to Swatragh for the invite, as well as providing refreshments and making us feel very welcome.

The Seniors were in action on Friday night at Lavey and had a good win. Scoreline was Screen 3-10 Lavey 1-5. Our Big Breakfast last Sunday was a hugely successful event and we would like to thank Sperrin Bakery for their very generous sponsorship of the event.

Also a word of thanks to our 2 Chef’s Declan McBride and Cathal Murray. Thanks to everyone who attended the event and who helped out in any small way it was a great morning! St Colm’s GAC Ballinascreen will be holding a Golf Classic at Killymoon Golf Club on 29th June 2012. Please contact Niall McGuigan, Eugene McCrystal, Padraig Groogan, John O’Neill or Francis McCloskey for more information. There will be more information on Facebook in the coming weeks. Ballinascreen are constantly trying to find better ways of updating our Club members with what is going on around the Club. Whether it’s scores for matches or events being held at the Club you can now find out on the web. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are now in full flow and you can even follow live updates of important Senior Games on Twitter. The addresses are below: Follow us on Twitter: @screengaa

If you are interested in joining Cairde Screen please speak to anyone on the Club Committee or you can collect a Cairde Screen pack from the Credit Union.



CO Derry hosted the Ulster Feile Peil na nOg on Saturday. The boys travelled to Drumsurn and recorded big wins against the hosts and Ballymacnab (Armagh) but couldn’t replicate those performances later in the day when losing narrowly to Dungiven.

Meanwhile the Girls’ team, which was already weakened by injury, hosted Buncrana (Donegal) and Mullabrack (Armagh). St Malachy’s played some great football in hot conditions to easily top a Group in which the standard of sportsmanship is worth noting. The only disappointment was an injury to Aoife early in the first game.

The Semi-final saw Claudy run up a big halftime lead but the girls eventually found their form and recorded another good win. This set up a Final against favourites Clonoe (Tyrone).

The girls gave as good as they got and reached the interval on level terms but eventually the exertions of the day took their toll and the strong visiting team built up a winning lead.

These girls played their first match together only last month so they and their families can be very proud of their progress this weekend. Girls you were all magnificent. Well done.

Team: Francess Connery, Aoife Brown, Grainne Kearns, Emily McCann, Anne McCoy, Aoibheann McElwee, Erin McKenna, Bronagh Robinson, Anna Coogan, Rebecca Doyle, Roshenda McPeake, Catie Duffy and Megan Kearns.

Numbers drawn on May 28st were 3, 6, 10 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner so £25 goes to Collie Diamond and John B McKenna. The new Jackpot is £1,200.

The Senior footballers returned to the top of the League with a 3rd straight win when previously unbeaten Slaughmanus visited the Broagh on Wednesday 23rd May. Final score; Castledawson 2-10 Slaughmanus 0-09. Team: Neil O’Kane, Dara Shivers, Ciaran O’Kane, Brian Ludlow, Tony Gallagher (0-01), Colm Lavery, Paddy Henry (0-03), Paul Heaney, Declan Lavery, Conor Scullion (0-02), Aidan McElhone (1-01), Aidan Bradley (0-01), Martin Heaney (1-02), Ciaran Lavery, Niall Gribbin. Subs: Gary Chesney and Christopher Gallagher. Star Man – Martin Heaney.

The Reserves continued to play some free-flowing football in their win against Slaughtmanus on Thursday evening. The Seniors beat Doire Transna by 2 points on Sunday 27th.

The U14 Girls continued their unbeaten League run with another football win at home to Coleraine. Team: Francess Connery, Aoife Brown, Shauna McAtamney, Roshenda McPeake, Anne McCoy, Aoibheann McElwee, Erin McKenna, Rebecca Doyle, Anna Campbell, Anna Coogan, Catie Duffy, Emily McCann, Megan Kearns and Grainne Kearns.

Youth Football training and Gaelic for Mothers continues on Sunday mornings from 11.30am to 12.45pm. Camogie. Camogie training for U6, U8, U10 and U12 continues on Saturdays from 11am to 12:15pm.

Castledawson Senior camogs came up against a determined Swatragh on Friday night. Castledawson were without the services of experience player Annie Bovil but they were able to welcome back Leona Brown and Johanne Mullan from injury.

Swatragh got off to a dream start with a goal and a number of points before Castledawson got on the score board with a fine individual point from half back Sinead Heaney.

Eilish Keenan’s honesty and work ethic was well rewarded when she scored a goal to give Castledawson the boost that they needed.

At the other end the Swatragh forwards were doing damage and the half finished Swatragh 2-6 Castedawson 1-1.

It was a gritty Castledawson side who took to the field in the second half bolstered by Johanne Mullan and Maoliosa O’Callaghan. Maoliosa scored a well taken goal and there were points from Eilish Keenan and a Katie McAnenly free.

The Castledawson defence did their best to keep the Swatragh forwards at bay and scored 1-2. Caoimhe McCoy and Roisin Hawe got through a mountain of work and didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.

Final score Swatragh 3-8 Castledawson 2-3. Team: Claire O’Kane, Lisa Robinson, Maura McAuley, Leona Brown, Geraldine Spillane, Roisin Hawe, Sinead Heaney (0-1), Laura O’Kane, Caoimhe McCoy, Eimear McCartney, Ashley Johnston, Una McAuley, Eilish Keenan (1-1), Katie McAnenly (0-1), Paula Hanvey. Subs: Johanne Mullan for Lisa Robinson, Maoliosa O’Callaghan (1-0) for Eimear McCartney, Martha Coogan for Leona Brown, Eimear McElwee for Ashley Johnston. Brigid McMullan, Grainne O’Kane, Claire McDowell. The U14 camogie match against Banagher has been postponed and will be played some time this week. The U16 Camogie team played well in a narrow defeat to Slaughtneil on Monday 28th.

Cards for the Annual Duck Race will be distributed soon and all members will be asked to participate in this fundraiser. The club has small grants available to any young person who is going to the Gaeltacht this summer; please speak to any Committee member.

Recycling facilities for tin cans and old clothes are now available in the club car park. By helping your environment you’ll help your club.

Having a big birthday, a special occasion...why not make use of your club facilities? Catering can be arranged. Support your club.

The New Club Sportsbags, new Hoodie and Polo shirts are now available.

To order please contact Sportsworld ASAP on 02879631765.

For more details on all these items visit the club website: you can follow Castledawsongac on twitter and receive updates by txt…simply txt follow castledawsongac to 86444


CLUB Wolfe Tone, Bellaghy, presents Tunes and Tones-a night of Scór Sinsir celebration on Saturday, 2nd June-in honour of the club’s All Ireland Scór Sinsir 2012 Instrumental Group champions.

Among the acts on stage at the clubrooms on June 2nd, 8pm, will be various Scór Sinsir 2012 Derry, Ulster and All Ireland champions including Errigal Chiaráin’s novelty act; Aghagallon’s ballad group; Ballinascreen’s Raymond O’Hagan with a recitation penned by himself; Glen set dancers; Magherafelt’s ballad group; Castledawson’s solo singer, Clodagh Gribbin and, of course, the Wolfe Tones Instrumental Group, Mairead Hughes, Hannah McCauley, Edel Quinn and Fergal Quinn.

Music later in the evening will be by folk trio, Rare Auld Stuff. A great night’s entertainment is promised! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these nationally recognised talented musicans, singers, dancers and actors perform on the local stage! Tickets (£5) are available in Muldoon’s shop, Bellaghy Club Members and Fundraising Committee Members.

Last Monday’s Lotto Numbers 03,24,25,28 Francis Hughes with 3 numbers won £50. Next Weeks Jackpot is £2000. Support Your Club. Buy A Club Lotto.

Upcoming Fixtures, Tues 29th May Under 14 football at home to Swatragh at 7.30pm. Weds 30th May Under 10’s and 12’s football away to Newbridge at 6.15pm. Sat 2nd June Under10’s football away to An Riocht in the Annual Ulster Tournament. Under 12’s football away to Galbally to their Tournament.

Anyone planning a party or an event, why not use the social club to hold it in, see any committee member for details, Also New Football Shorts and Adult Jerseys now in stock at the Club Shop, as well as Underage Football and Camogie Jerseys.

Buy a Club Lotto Ticket to help support Your Club! Available in all Local Shops and from Committee Members.

For up to date information on matches and events find us on facebook @ Baile Eochaidh Wolfe Tones G.A.C or on Twitter @Bellaghygaa


LOTTO Numbers for Friday 25th May were 9, 16, 22, 23. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners were Patricia Wylie, Gabriel Loughran and John A O’Neill. Next weeks jackpot is £3000.

U14 girls training continues on Wednesday and Friday 6-7pm, U8, U10 and U12 girls training is on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Under 6 boys training is on Wednesdays from 6.15pm – 7pm

U8 and U10 boys training is on Mondays from 7-8pm. Thanks to everyone who helped out at the U8 Go Games blitz on Saturday 19th May and well done to all the boys who participated.

U12 and U14 boys training is on Thursdays from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. The Under 14’s played Coalisland in the league on Saturday and were beat by 2 points. Full time score Ardboe 3-11 Coalisland 5-07. Their next game is at home to Moortown on Wednesday 30th May @ 7.30pm.

The U16s next game is at home to Donaghmore on Saturday 2nd June at 4pm. Training continues as normal.

The Tyrone summer camp will be in Ardboe from the 16th - 19th July.

Applications can be downloaded from

The seniors and reserves were at home to Edendork on Sunday. Shea McGuigan converted a free in the dying minutes to secure a 1 point win for the seniors. Full time score Ardboe 0-13 Edendork 0-12. Scorers M.Hagan 0-04 (2 frees) F. McGuigan 0-01 R.Coleman 0-02 M.McKeown 0-01 S.McGuigan 0-04 (3 frees) N. O’Neill 0-01. The reserves won more comfortably. Full time score Ardboe 0-13 Edendork 1-04. The next fixture will be away to Omagh on Sunday 3rd June.

Tickets for the Tyrone v Armagh game should be ordered before Saturday 31st May

St Patricks Primary School Mullinahoe Fundraiser. There will be a 10k run and a 5k fun run/walk on Sunday 10th June at 9.45am to raise much needed funds for our local Primary School. The run/walk will leave and finish at the Parish Centre where refreshments will be served on completion. £10 per runner or £10 per family for fun run/walk only.

Prizes of £100 for 1st male/female and £50 for 2nd male/female.

Sponsored by Forbes Spar, RML, Diamond Precision Engineering and PD Electrics.

There is aerobics in the minor hall of the Parish Centre on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Irish dancing classes - Class of newly crowned World Champion Maebh

Sherry: Wednesday’s Ardboe Football Pavillion 5-6pm (beginners) 6-7.30pm (advanced), Thursday’s Ballinderry Football Pavillion 6-7.30pm, Saturday’s Moortown Parish Hall 2-3pm (beginners) 3-4.30pm (advanced). All newcomers welcome. Any queries contact Patricia or Clódagh 07742338577

The committee and players of Ardboe GAC would like to express their condolences to Crozier and McKeown families on their recent bereavements.

Club notes can viewed in the weekly Ardboe GAC Mass bulletin and on the Clubs facebook page and website Magherafelt

Magherafelt 2-15 Steelstown 2-11

Team: Barry Gillis, Darren O’Neill, Joe Keenan, Paul Purvis, Conor Kearns (0-01), Ryan Ferris, Danny Heavron, Conan O’Brien, Philip McCabe (0-02), Shane Heavron (1-01), Chrissy Speirs (0-01 free), John Young (0-02), Anton McElhone, Philip McCusker (0-01), Emmett McGuckin (1-07)

Subs: Stephen McGuckin for Anton McElhone, Kieran McGlone for Philip MCCusker, Darren McGuckin for Ryan Ferris

U8 and U10 camogie blitz

Rossa’s U8 and U10 camogs were in fine form on Sunday morning over at Swatragh’s annual blitz, involving over 40 teams.

Our 3 teams excelled in all their group games, with the U8s and U10 team 1 narrowly missing out on qualifying for the semi-finals.

All the girls have shown such improvement this season. Keep up the good work, girls!

U8 camogs: Megan Doyle, Erin Hughes, Olivia Lupari, Freya O’Neill, Elsa O’Neill, Amy Clarke, Aimee Cahoon, Sophie Cahoon, Rocha Kerr, Connie O’Neill.

U10 camogs Team 1: Emma Dace, Tara Murphy, Chloe Toner, Ellen O’Neill, Shannon Cassidy, Mollie O’Neill, Maeve Shields, Moira O’Kane.

U10 camogs Team 2: Dearbhla Walls, Hollie Mewha, Karolina Francuz, Megan Black, Aoibhinn Young, Tori Devlin, Isobel Collins, Katie Kerr.

A weakened U16 side lost to Greenlough in the U16 camogie league on Monday evening. However, the girls battled hard, with a number of the younger players showing up well, such as Ruth Dace and Gabriella Lupari who both made some fine clearances.

This week’s camogie fixtures:

Mon 28 May: U16 league - Kilrea v Magherafelt, 7.15pm, Kilrea

Thurs 31 May: Intermediate League - Magherafelt v Banagher, 7.30pm, Rossa Park

Sat 2 June: U12 Go Games Blitz at Rossa Park, 11am - Rossa, Ballerin, Slaughtneil, Drum, Greenlough.

Rossa Coffee Morning and Cake Sale - Sat 2 June - There will be the annual Rossa Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Sat 2 June, from 10.30am to 1pm, down at Rossa Park.

This was a great success last year and should hopefully draw another great crowd this Saturday.

Why not come down and enjoy a cuppa and some lovely cup-cakes or take home a pavlova for dessert on Sunday.

Lotto numbers for 21-5-12, 2, 4, 10, 16. No jackpot winner , £25 to Tommy McCusker, Clara Collins and Peter McGuckin, jackpot now stands at £700.

Fixtures for incoming week;

Under 14 league match round 4 V Ballinascreen @ 7:30pm at home. 2-6-12

Under 12 Go Game Camogie Blitz from 11am at Rossa Park.

Under 10 football attending An Riocht with A and B teams. 3-6-12

Senior thirds match V Glack @3:30pm away.

Function room available for private functions, parties ….. contact Sean Purvis 07962030433.

New pitch remains closed for maintenance work until further notice.

Upcoming events;

Golf classic day in Moyola planned for 17th August, more details to follow.

Wednesday 20th June, Lough Fae walk/run, starting time 7-7.30pm, more details to follow.

Family Funday/sports day Sunday 17th June, more details to follow.