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Armagh GAA Club Notes, January 7

Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán

SCÓR NA NÓG PREVIEW & ULSTER FINAL

The South Armagh Ulster preview takes place in Mullaghbawn GAA clubrooms on Sunday January 11th @4-6.30pm. Come and see all 5 Armagh County Champion acts and much more talent performing. Bookings will be taken for a bus to the Ulster final at this event. Bus costs £5 per person or £15 per family. Final takes place on January 17th in Three Mile House @5pm. Bus leaves Mullaghbawn clubrooms @ 2.15pm & Whitecross @2.45pm. Best wishes to both acts from Cúchulainn CLG qualified for the Ulster final of Scór na nÓg. The instrumental group (Miceal Muckian, Niamh and Fionn Downey & Tomás Ó Ceallaigh) and Moya Strain in the solo singing category. Further well wishes to the Whitecross dancers, Carrickcruppin ballad group & Cullyhanna leiriu

SCÓR SINSEAR

The South Armagh heat of Scór Sinsear 2015 will be held in Whitecross on Friday, February 6th @8pm. If any acts are fortunate enough to progress the county final, it will be held on Sunday February 22nd @6pm, with the venue to be confirmed. Anyone interested in representing our club in Scór Sinsear can contact cultural officer Fergal O’Brien on 02830888066 or 07980726360. It is a thriving element of the GAA in our area nowadays and Fergal would be extremely interested in speaking to anyone who comes forward.

GAA NATIONAL CLUB DRAW

Mullaghbawn GAA are again this year taking part in the GAA National Club Draw. Some great prizes are on offer and tickets cost only £10. Please support this draw if you can by either purchasing a ticket or selling some. Remember all money raised by the club will be retained by the club.

CLUB CALENDAR

Great news! The Club Calendar is now available for purchase, in the clubrooms or Spar Shop. It is priced at £5 each or three for £12. This is an ideal present for Christmas and you can support your local club at the same time. A huge thanks to Noelle from Shanroe Photography who collated the photographs.

CHRISTMAS CLUB

All orders that were placed for Christmas are in stock and ready for collection. Contact Bernie on 30888015 or call to the club from 9.30pm any Sunday Night to collect!

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.

BINGO & CARDS

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

LOTTO

Numbers: 1, 11, 13, 17

No Jackpot Winner

Match 3 Winner: Kathleen Garvey (Tullydonnell)

Sellers Prize: Joe Murtagh & John Crawley

Next week’s Jackpot: £3250 on Jan 04th

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC

It is only the first week of the New Year and the club is a hive of activity as the managers of the various teams make final preparations for the start of the new season. The success or failures of last year are now water under the bridge and everyone makes a fresh start. While success is always welcome it is important to ensure that as many young people as possible get a chance to play Gaelic Games. With this in mind the various sub committees are hard at work ensuring that all is in place for the start of the season. The fundraising committee is already hard at work with a number of event s planned to make them a success more help is required and if you feel you can help out in any way please contact any member of the committee our come along to our club meeting which will be held in the Rangers Hall on Tuesday 6th Jan. @ 8. 00pm sharp.

Sympathy

It is with deep regret we learned of the death of Mary Hanratty mother former player John, club sponsor Eugene and grandmother senior players Johnny and Eugene Hanratty and club sponsor David Mc Nally. To sons Pat John Eugene James daughters Kathleen and Rose grandsons Johnny Eugene David and the entire Hanratty and Harvey family circle we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

Club Meeting

The first club meeting of the New Year will take place on Tuesday the 6th January in the Rangers Hall@8.00pm sharp. This meeting is open to all members and it gives everyone a chance to keep up to date or to ask a question or better still if you feel you could help out in any way please come along. The Club Meeting is the most important meeting as it is at it the most important decisions will be made.

Clothes Drop

The first fundraiser of the New Year will be a clothes drop, this event will give members to dispose of old clothes shoes handbags hat scarfs gloves curtains opportunity of disposing of old clothes etc. . If you have any clothes you wish to dispose of put them in a plastic bag and bring them to the Rangers Hall on Friday 23rd. January between 8.00pm and 9.30pm.Donors are asked not to include Duvets or Pillows This is a great opportunity to get rid of old clothes 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 Gerry 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. Over the next few months we will be contacting all our members.

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. If you feel you could sell some tickets no matter how few please contact Peadar Mc Coy or any member of the committee. For example if you could sell 10 tickets a week it would raise £500 pound a year which would go a long way in covering the travel costs of one of our underage sides The club are looking for more help in selling the Lotto particularly in the Lismore and Dundalk Rd area please contact any member of the committee..

Social Entertainment

Social entertainment continues in the Rangers Hall on Monday nights commencing at 9. O0pm.the club organises tis event for the benefit of the people of the area, so why not come along and enjoy a good night’s entertainment.

Cullyhanna GFC

Children’s Hospice

On behalf of St Patrick’s GFC, we would like to sincerely thank all those who supported the recent fundraising for the NI Children’s Hospice. In particular, we are very grateful to all who bought tickets, took part in the “Superhero Walk” and attended the coffee morning. A special thanks to Tom & Marie Rush for sponsoring the magnificent food hamper. Congratulations to the prize winners who were Sean Garvey, Sheila Lennon, Ciara O’Hare and Monica O’Hare. A fantastic total of £2270 and €200 was raised for this very worthy cause.

Sympathy

Our sincerest condolences to Bernadine Donnelly on the recent sad death of her uncle, Peter Quinn of Mullaghban. Our deepest sympathy also to the entire McCreesh family following the passing of Josie McCreesh. May they Rest in Peace.

Ulster under 21 championship

The draw for the Ulster under 21 tournament was made over the Christmas period and our all conquering under 21 side will face St Joseph’s of Cavan in the first round of the competition. Further details will follow on the arrangements for this fixture which will be played at the Creggan Kickhams club in County Antrim.

Scór

Could anyone who has any photos etc of the Scor competitions from the 1970s-1990s period please contact Kieran McConville @ 07934469497 or email kemcconville@gmail.com.

 

High Moss Sarsfields GFC

Most Important Notices

Registration/membership day will take place in the Hall on Sunday 18 January 2015 from 11.30am to 12.30pm. All team managers will be in attendance and coaching/training times will be advised to parents/players on that day.

Wednesday 07 January 2015 – Coaching for primary 1, 2 and 3 boys and girls on the new 3G training pitch/Hall from 6pm to 7pm. Cost £1.

Latest News

This week’s lotto numbers 9,18,20,21 – 4 winners – Seamus Lennon, Nigel Austin, Gerard Gormley & Shane Skelton. Next week’s jackpot £800.

General Notes

Club Sarsfields is seeking new members to assist with meeting the costs of ongoing development works at the club. Members make a monthly contribution to the scheme with all contributions going towards ongoing club development. The target is to reach 100 members by the end of the year to allow development works to be completed. Please speak to any committee member or team manager who will provide further details.

Can all parents please note that construction work is currently ongoing at the field and no children are to be left unsupervised on club premises.

The club website is currently being upgraded. To access Sarsfields Club Notes please log onto The Official Armagh GAA website – Forums-Armagh Club Notes were all details of events happening at the club can be found.

National Draw tickets are now on sale from any committee members costing £10. Sarsfields will receive all the funds from the ticket sales which will go directly to all football teams within the club. Please support this fund-raiser to ensure that the club can continue to sustain the running costs of all ladies and boys team within the club. Tickets will be available to purchase at the presentation night this Friday. Any tickets purchased will also be entered in an additional draw for Sarsfields members only for a prize of £100.

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

The club have 2 places allocated on a First Aid Course organised by Craigavon Sports Development Unit. If any existing or new club coaches would like to attend this course please contact francis.reynolds1@hotmail.com

The dates of the First Aid Course are Wednesday 18th and Wednesday 25th March 2015 and will take place in Craigavon Civic Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm each evening.

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

MONTIAGHS MUSIC AND DRAMA CLUB

Montiagh’s Music and Drama Club starts back every Saturday 12pm – 1.30pm, £3 each week.

We have quite a year planned this year, beginning with a fundraising show in December, “Holy Boy” by David Palmer!

Armagh Harps GFC

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go gach ball

ARMAGH HARPS XMAS DRAW- Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Xmas Night – Aoife McTaggart £500

Boxing Night- Emma Bratton £500

New Years Eve Night- Kerry McVeigh £1,000

Well done to Andy McTaggart who sold two of the winning tickets and Aidan Breen the other lucky seller!

ARMAGH HARPS ANNOUNCES ACTIVE8- The Club is arranging various training opportunities for our adult members. The free classes (yes free!!), Pilates, Yoga, Dance and Boxercise are open to all members- regardless of ability- and will take place in St Patrick’s Grammar School on Tuesday and Thursday nights, beginning next month!!

This is your chance to work of the excesses of the festive season!!!! The classes will coincide with underage training sessions. Your child’s training, so you can too! No excuses!!!

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

Watch this space for details of the programmes.

ABBEY LOTTO – Monday’s lucky numbers drawn were 8, 10, 11, and 14.

Next week’s jackpot is £1,850. Wouldn’t this help to offset those Xmas expenses! 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. Details of winning numbers will continue to be published via the Club notes, the parish bulletin and on Facebook and Twitter.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015-

Chair- Paul Gribben

Vice Chair- Paul Quinn

Secretary- Art McGinn

Registrar- Miriam Clarke

Treasurer- Martin Gill

Committee Members-

Frankie McKenna

Aidan Breen

Conor Coulter

Neil McArdle

Barry Moore

John Rath

Paul McKay

Paula Enright

Brenda Gill

John Vernon

Aidan O’Kane

Colm O’Hare

The Club is grateful to these volunteers for their commitment and wishes them well in the tasks ahead.

SOCIAL CLUB- Exciting new groups will continue to entertain over the coming months. Make the Harps Social Club your regular weekend haunt!!!!!

Indeed, come along and enjoy the craic in the Social Club at any time. Why not just pop in for a relaxing drink any night, listen to the jukebox, watch the footie, play pool or snooker? BT Openzone available in the Club.

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.

LOYALTY CARD SCHEME -The “Loyalty Card Scheme” is being extensively used by members who are reaping the benefits through the reduced costs in the Social Club. Loyalty Cards are available to all members and can be collected from the Social Club. Collect your card now!!

CAIRDE NA CLAIRSIGH – Is Armagh Harps GFC important to you?

Do you believe our young people need help and support?

Do you value what Armagh Harps and the GAA provide?

Is what we’re about attractive to you?

If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions then Cairde Na Clairsigh is for you.

Members of Cairde Na Clairsigh agree to contribute at least £10 per month to help make Armagh Harps better for our young people. In return we’ll play our part to achieve a better Armagh Harps.  We think that’s a very good deal for everyone!

To join download the Standing Order mandate from the Club website (www.armaghharps.com), Facebook or Twitter, and return to any Committee Member or to the Social Club (address above).

New “Cairde” members are always welcome. Be part of a unique group and wear the special “Cairde” coats. Note that “Cairde” members are full Harps and GAA members.

ABBEY PARK COMPLEX- For information or access please contact groundsman Brian Toner.

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.

HARPS GIFT VOUCHERS- Gift vouchers are available from the Social Club and are refundable against Harps merchandise and can be used towards spend in the Social Club or towards membership etc. Makes the perfect birthday present!!!

ARMAGH DINNER DANCE- Tickets for this year’s dinner dance in the Carrickdale Hotel on 13 February are available from the County office (37527278).

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

YOUTUBE CHANNEL-   Visit Armagh Harps on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/armaghharpsgfc

If you have any videos featuring any Club activity, new or old, please e-mail them to armaghharps@btconnect.com for uploading to the site.

NEWS- Please feel free to forward news, features, events, match reports, photos etc to armaghharps@btconnect.com for consideration for inclusion in the various social media platforms.

Silverbridge Harps GAC Notes

Main Sponsors: Coole Fuels & Donnelly’s Wholesale

Condolence

Deepest sympathy is extended to club players Cormac, Kiera and Pauric McKinley on the recent death of their grandmother Molly McKinley, Aughanduff.

Silverbridge Variety Show

A final one-off performance of the acclaimed and hugely entertaining Variety Show will take place on Saturday 31st January in the Resource Centre, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at £5.00 with all proceeds in aid of the Dr. Fee Scanner Appeal.

DVDs of last month’s performance of the Variety Show are now on sale and can be purchased in Donnelly’s shop, Silverbridge, Coole Fuels and Murphy’s shop, Glassdrummond at a cost of £5.00.

Club Shop

The club shop will close for the month of January, re-opening Tuesday 3rd February 7.00-8.00pm.

Membership

Membership for 2015 is now open with prices unchanged 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 commencing Monday 5th January.

Lotto

The club lotto remains the biggest in the area with the jackpot having reached a massive £18,400. 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.

St. Brigid’s Youth Club

The Youth Club will reopen on Tuesday 6th January 2015 for girls, Wednesday for boys and Friday for both girls and boys, 7pm – 9pm each night.

Silverbridge Bowls Club

Will recommence Wednesday 7th January from 8-10pm and on Thursdays 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. Classes recommence Monday 5th January.

Dinner Dance:

The club’s annual Dinner Dance, which will be held on Saturday 24th January in the Carrickdale Hotel. Tickets are now available from committee members. The dinner dance is an important event in our club’s calendar and provides us with the opportunity to honor and recognize individual and team achievements from the past year. As such, it would be appreciated if members could make a concerted effort to attend.

Dates to note

Scór Sinsear: The first round of Scór Sinsear will take place in Whitecross on Friday 6th February at 8.00pm with the County Final scheduled for Sunday 22nd February. Our participation in Scór is an important element of our club’s ethos and is actively encouraged. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Cultural Officer John Muckian.

Entertainment & Upcoming Events

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.

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