Mid-Ulster Club Chats


Winning numbers for Wednesday January 23 were 2, 7, 17, 21. No jackpot winners. £50 - Rebecca O’Neill and £25 - Liam Cassidy and Peter Cassidy. Next week’s Jackpot - £1,250.

Next Big Bingo is on Wednesday February 6. Up to £2500 Prize Money. 9th Game - £1000. 10 page book - £10/Half book £5.

The senior men where at home to Ballerin in the first round of the Ulster league. Half time score 1-6 Ballymaguigan 0-2 Ballerin. Full time score 2-12 Ballymaguigan till 1-4 Ballerin. Next round is away to Edendork at 12noon.

Underage registration will take place on Sunday February 10 at 11.30am-1pm at the hall. All underage players MUST be registered for the 2013 season.

Training for seniors and reserves every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm sharp

Senior Ladies training has commenced every Monday night at 7.30pm sharp and Wednesday night at 7pm sharp. All new players welcome.


This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 5, 14 and 28. There were no winners. Susan McCrudden, Eileen Shivers, Lisa Wilson and Maureen Anglekov each win £25. Next week’s jackpot is £1,950.

Seniors/Reserves fixtures have been released. Newbridge start their campaign away to Loup on Sunday, April 14 with two homes games against Kilrea and Steelstown in the two subsequent rounds.

Bingo continues to take place every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Hall


Award two youth/adult course being run throughout the county on February 8 (7pm-10pm), February 9 (9am-6pm), and February 23 (9am-6pm). Numbers are limited. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

Foundation Award for Gaelic Football on Saturday February 9 in MUSA. Places on this course are also limited. Fee is £25. To register, contact Ciaran Gourley.

This year’s Summer Camp at Pairc Naomh Padraig will take place from Monday August 12 until Thursday August 15.

U14 training commences this Thursday February 7 at 6.30pm at the field. All U14 players must attend.

Lotto numbers for week commencing 28th January were 1, 9, 12, 19. At the Draw in McLernons Bar, one person matched three numbers: Leanne Ward (Moree) won £100. This weeks Jackpot is £3550.

Anyone wishing to receive Club Texts should text Club Secretary Eamonn Cush on 07788292998 or contact him on Facebook.

Deepest sympathy to the Devlin family (Sessiagh Scott Road) on the recent death of John. May he Rest in Peace.


The numbers for last week were 7, 12, 17 and 22. There was no jackpot winner. Four people matched 3 numbers and won £25 each. They were Sarah McGurk, Gortreagh, Mary Connolly, Beltonean, Barry Murphy, Cavanoneil, and Ann O’Gara, Drumshambo. Next week’s jackpot £1850

Under 14 and Minor registration is due soon as both their league campaigns begin in early March. The cost for registering is £5 and the under 14s forms and fee will be collected on Wednesday night at training. It is hoped to collect forms and fees from the Minors on Thursday night. Under 14 training continues on Wednesday evening at 7pm and on Saturday mornings at 10.30am. The Minors have a challenge game at Gortacladdy on Thursday evening.

We have arranged for training in the use of the clubs heart defibrillator for Mon 18th Feb at 8.00 in the clubrooms in Gortacladdy. The training should last no longer than one hour. There are still a few places left on the course, however places are limited, If you are interested in attending the defibrillator course can you let Michael McCallion know on 07747703797.

Tickets continue to sell well for The Flyin Fiddle night in The Greenvale Hotel on Friday night, February 8th at 8pm. There are still some tickets left and you can buy them at £5 from any committee member.

Membership now due and should be paid before March 17th. Membership cost is £30 or £50 per couple and you should contact Frank McGurk, Sean McCrory or any committee member


The lotto numbers for Friday February 1 were 4, 15, 21, 29. Jackpot winner was Gabriel Loughran, next weeks jackpot is £2000.

Seniors kicked off their Ulster league campaign on Sunday February 2 against Warrenpoint and won on a score line of Ardboe 2-11 Warrenpoint 0-4. Team: R Coleman, C Coney, M McKeown, S Teague, S Forbes, G Teague, T Wylie, J McConville, P Coney (0-1), M Brady (0-2), R Quinn (0-2), R Campbell, M Cassidy (1-1), S McGuigan (1-5), E Martin. Ardboe are away to Ballinderry this week.

New Ardboe hoodies and jerseys are now in stock at Intersport in Cookstown.

Parents and players are reminded it is now a requirement for all underage players, up to and including minor players, to wear mouthguards in both training and matches.

Training for all boys eligible for U8 and U10 football is in the Parish Centre on Friday nights from 7-8pm. Training for U14 boys continues on Sunday afternoons at 12pm on the pitch and indoor at the pavilion on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.

SlimFit is now up and running, the schedule of weekly activities can be viewed on the club website and accessed via the club facebook or twitter page. The programme has had a fantastic response and is still open for registration should anyone still want to join. Anyone who is not a member of SlimFit but wants to attend some of the activities like jiving or circuits can do so at a cost of £3 per activity.

There will be a youth registration night on Monday 11th February at 7pm in the pavilion. This is for all youth players up to and including minors. All players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cost of registration is £10 per person or £25 for a family of three or more.

The presentation night for all players from U12 up will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 9th February commencing at 7:30pm.

Any business interested in sponsoring any team from youth right through to senior level in 2013 is welcome to register their interest with club secretary Paul Teague (tel: 07795551532, email: [email protected]).


Underage Coaching Programme has commenced at the Backrow at a cost £1. Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm P5/6 Boys Football; Wednesday 6-7pm P3/4 Football; Thursday 6-7pm P7–Yr8 Hurling; Friday 7-8pm P3-P6 Hurling.

Cubs Club Sat 10.45-12.00 4yrs-P2 children (£10 for 11 weeks - no weekly

payments). Note P7 - U14 football will commence when U13 competition is finished.

Ladies U14 Football begins this Tuesday @ 6.30pm in the Club.

U12 Football every Monday in the Backrow 6.45-8pm Cost £1.

Anyone who is interested in coaching Underage teams this year could they please submit your name and details to Ciaran Smith by email [email protected]

Ladies football training for Minors and Seniors this Thursday 8pm at the Club.Bring indoor gear please.

Ladies U14 and U12 Football begins this Tuesday in the Club from 6.30pm.

Ballinascreen will be running a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker night on Saturday 23rd February. The event will be £40 Double Chance Freeze out and tickets are available from any members of the ladies football panel.

A big night coming up folks so be sure to save the date!! Saturday 9th March some of our illustrious Club Members will be donning their dancing finery toentertain us. Keep an eye out on the Club Notes.

Club meeting will be held this Tuesday 5th February at the Club beginning at 8.30pm. All Club Members are welcome to attend.

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.


This week’s lotto numbers were 8-12-21-24. There were five match three winners who each won £20. The jackpot next week is £4600.

Fr Rocks senior team are just 60mins from creating history as they set out in their bid to win their second all Ireland title, when they face Kerry and Munster champions Finuge in Croke Park on Saturday night. After a hard fought memorable victory in the semi-final against a highly fancied Charlestown side the Rocks are in confident mood. As recent history shows all Tyrone v Kerry games in Head Quarters are unique occasions and we expect this to be no different. We hope the travelling support is as plentiful and vocal as back in 2010. The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the players and management for their efforts throughout this championship and wish them all the best in the final. Throw in is at 7.15pm

The minor boys have training at MUSA this Thursday at 6:15pm. Please remember that all players must have a gum shield for training and matches.

Under new ruling from congress all players up to and including minor as of January 1st 2013 will have to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football training sessions and matches.

Could anyone who was involved in coaching Youth Football last season, please return any equipment that they still have as the club wish to carry out an audit on all equipment for coaching.

Club membership is now due and there will be an opportunity to pay next Monday evening in the club rooms 6pm-7pm. Adult membership is £35 for the year. All players and committee members should have membership paid by the next meeting or game. Youth membership is £5 for the year, and student membership is £10.

The committee would like thank local businesses and individuals especially our main sponsor Dominic Crilly and Steelweld Fabrications for their continued support and contributions recently to our All Ireland fund. All support is greatly appreciated and a full list of all sponsors will be published at a later date. Also we would like to thank local clubs for their words of encouragement.


Pomeroy Plunketts GAC says, lets spring fit into Health and Happiness! Building on the successful Biggest Loser last year, Pomeroy Plunketts GAC invite previous and new participants, young and old to join our improved 6 week Health and Happiness Programme which promises fitness, fun and fantastic prizes including hotel breaks, meal vouchers and much more. This diverse programme from 6.30am–10pm features exciting activities that will benefit your health and ultimately your happiness. The programme is, suitable for all abilities from 18 years to 80 with the bonus of team camaraderie sprinkled with special events planned such as cardiac screening. If you wish to hear more about the 6 week programme please join us for a short information session at noon on Sunday 10th February, in the Pomeroy Plunkett Pavilion Registration for the programme will take place the following Sunday 17th February at noon in the Pavilion with launch of the programme on Monday 18th February. The cost of the programme is £45 per person for the six weeks.

The winning lotto numbers for Monday 4th February were; 3, 13, 16, 19 and 20. 15 matched 3 numbers, resulting in 5 lucky dips being drawn. Next week’s snowball £200. Next lotto draw on Monday 11th February in Nugent’s Bar at 9pm. Lotto jackpot remains at £20,000.

Membership for the incoming year is now due for renewal. Please contact Eddie Quinn and Jim Quinn for more information.

The Minor girls are back out training on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm, all girls who are interested in playing for the team should attend training.

The U14 boys are training Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm.

Starting from 11.00 am on the Saturday 9th March in the Pavillion. Screening available for males and females aged from 14-35. The cost of this screening is £35.00 per person. To book at slot at the clinic email [email protected] or telephone Kieran Grimes 07795681000 or Aidan Quinn. The lower age limit is 14 years, as the child’s heart is not fully formed until age 14. If screened before this age many more tests would be listed as abnormal, causing undue further testing and increased anxiety. Our upper age limit is 35, as above this age the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death. (We can screen sports people slightly over this age as long as they have no history of heart disease.)

If you need anything from the club shop contact Leanne Begley on 07986705485 or at home after 5pm on 87758469 or Alice Begley on 87759148, the ladies have a variety of stock.

For more details and quality images of some of our kit check out the merchandise section of the club website. Remember you can buy your loved ones a gift voucher for use in the club shop.

The committee and members of the Plunketts send sincere condolences to the family of the late John Devlin, Rock. John is an uncle of the Cunningham and McAleer families. Our Lady of Knock pray for him.


There will be a Child Protection course on Monday 11th February in Loughmacrory. It is necessary for all involved in coaching to complete a course of this type. Please contact the Club’s Secertary, Ciara McCrystal, for more information on how to register. Indoor training will continue for the underage as usual on Thursday night. P1-P4 will be at 6pm-7pm and from 7pm-8pm will be for all P5-P7.

A reminder that the Presentation Night will now take place on the 16th February, and if yet to get tickets, please do so now from any committee member. Club merchandise is available from Rafferty’s Shop, items such as bags, hoodies and jerseys can be purchased along with many other items.


The seniors traveled to play Bredagh in the first game of this year’s Ulster league. Fielding a very experimental team, the lads battled hard but unfortunately were defeated by a point on a 3-4 to 0-12 score line. The league continues on Friday night with the team playing at home versus Slaughtmanus. Throw in is at 8.15pm.

A Foundation Award coaching Course takes place on Saturday 9th February in MUSA, Cookstown. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Cathal Coyle on 07742986251 before Friday.

Congratulations to our quiz team of Cillian McConville, Declan Laverty and Cathal Coyle and solo singer Eleanor Kelly who both qualified for the county final of Scor Sinsear at the weekend.

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