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Armagh GAA club notes, November 13

Silverbridge Harps GFC

BEST WISHES TO Casey’s on the opening of their new store in Crossmaglen. SILVERBRIDGE 1

Our Club Lotto is STILL the biggest in the area! JACKPOT £7,600

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SPECIAL END OF SEASON TRIP On Saturday next, 15th November, our under 12 and 14 teams are travelling to the Match for Anto in Belfast.  We will leave at 2pm to be there for 3pm where we will play a match against St. Brigid’s Belfast. After this, we will get something to eat and will then travel over to Ravenhill for the game. Cost £5 which covers admission and the bus. We will also be donating to motor neurone disease.

We advise players to wrap up warm and also bring a light lunch.  We should be back at the club round 9pm.  Parents are advised to please pick up their children promptlyly because the club has a number of events taking place and will be very busy indeed on Saturday night.  We look forward to a very special day out.

CONGRATULATIONS to our first ever All Star Mairead Tennyson – what an achievement and a hugely proud moment for family, club and county. We are all truly delighted for you Mairead. Congratulations also to our other remarkable Armagh All Star, Killeavy’s Caroline O’Hanlon who was awarded Senior Ladies Player’s Player of the Year. A wonderful accolade for Armagh Ladies football.

ST BRIGIDS YOUTH CLUB now running Tuesday for girls, Wednesday for boys and Friday for boys and girls. 7pm – 9pm each night. £5 yearly membership and £1 per night. Children must be age 10

Our AGM will take place on TUES 25th NOVEMBER after our annual mass for deceased members at 7.30pm. Our club is a huge part of the life of our community. The skills and expertise and time freely given by so many make our club what it is. We look forward to hearing your views and ideas so that our club can continue to grow for the benefit of everyone. Everyone can play their part in some way or other – what part do you want to play? All nomination forms have been sent out, however if you have not yet received yours, please contact our Secretary Aidan on 087 4132210. The closing date for receipt of nominations is THURS 13th Nov. They can be given directly to Aidan or posted into the Nomination Box in the Wee Bar. SILVERBRIDGE 2

SPECIAL MEETING on TUES 11th Nov at 9.30pm to sort out help for functions at the weekend. If you can give any time at all it will be greatly appreciated.

Belated CONDOLENCES to the family and wide family circle of Brea Higgins, sister of our former Committee member Tony Kieran, who died recently in America. Go ndéana Dia Trócaire ar a hanam.

SILVERBRIDGE BOWLS CLUB every Tues and Thursdays at 9pm. All new members very welcome.

Cúchulainn CLG, An Mullach Bán


Following the Cúchulainn CLG AGM on Friday past, the executive & committee were put in place for 2015. A special word of mention was offered to Maura Quinn who stepped down after many years of tireless service to the club. Thanks for everything Maura. The positions were filled as follows:

Chairperson/Designated Officer: Ciaran Ferris

Vice Chairperson: Seamus Larkin

Secretary: Gerard Larkin

Ass. Secretary: Dermot McCoy

Treasurer: Bernadette O’Hare

Ass. Treasurer: Sean O’Hare

Registrar/Insurance Officer: Anne McNeill & Shona McCreesh

PRO: Patrick McCoy

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Officer: Maura Murphy

Children’s Officer: Gerard Doherty

Cultural Officer: Fergal O’Brien

Ass. Cultural Officer: Thomas Kelly

Players’ Representative: Kieran McKinley

County Board Delegate: Gerard Doherty

Minor Board Delegate: Shane Muckian

Committee: Larry Crilly, Colm Mc Coy, Sean Ó Coinn, Dominic Donnelly, Sean Quinn, Therese Mc Kinley, Kielty Hughes, Brian Mc Kinley, Aidan McCann and Stephen Curran.

Fundraising Committee: Anne Mc Neill, Paula Quinn, Bernie O Hare, Shona McCreesh, Brendan Tierney, Aidan McCann, Seamus Larkin and Rosie Garvey.


Please note that the first round has been changed from Mullaghbawn to Whitecross this coming Friday, November 14th. The second round will also take place in Maghery, not Clann Eireann. We are delighted to report that 7 acts have confirmed for Scór na nÓg. There will be 2 recitations, 2 solo singing,1 céili dance group, 1 instrumental group and 1 quiz team. After the competition, there will be a session held back in the club lounge and everyone is invited to attend this celebration of talent from our local area and beyond.


Congratulations to Mairead Tennyson who was awarded a first All-Star award on Saturday night in the Citywest Hotel. Following a fantastic season in the orange jersey, Mairead was rightly rewarded!


The club deeply regrets the death of former social club member Jemmy Murphy, husband of Bridget and father of former players Damien and Seamus. Go ndeánfaidh Dia trócaire ar a anam.


Club gear orders may be paid off by seeing either Rosie or Bernie or you can call with Bernie in the clubrooms on Sunday nights after 9.30pm.


Preparation of the club calendar is in full swing and if you have any family or friends reaching a milestone birthday (18th, 21st, 40th, 50th etc.) in 2015, you can highlight this for £5. Any children wishing to have their birthday highlighted should also let us know this week.


A touching mass was held for the deceased members of our club prior to the AGM on Friday evening past. Thanks to Fr Heagney for celebrating and to Mary Larkin for organising proceedings. This is an extremely important date in the club calendar and thanks also to everyone who attended.


There was a fantastic turnout for the third annual midnight walk in aid of Women’s Aid. Approximately 100 people took to the roads of Mullaghbawn to raise money for this worthy cause. A word of mention must go to the organisers and everyone who helped out with registration, refreshments and all other areas.


A celebration of music, song and dance was held yesterday evening in the clubrooms. Approximately 200 people were in attendance and it was an evening to remember. More details in next week’s notes.


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.


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



The club’s AGM will be on Sunday 30th November at 2pm in the new Rural Community Association building. Please take time to attend this meeting, everyone is welcome.

Member’s Draw

The October member’s draw took place at the last committee meeting and the winners were: Gavin Vallely £100, Gerry O’Malley £100, Aiden Carragher (snr) £50, Jamsie Mullen £50 and Geraldine Lenagh £50.

County Mass for Deceased Members

There will be a county mass for deceased member’s on 24th November in St. Malachy’s Chapel, Armagh (time to be confirmed).

St Michael’s Primary School

St Michael’s primary school parents association are holding a pub quiz night in the rural community hall on Saturday 22nd November at 8pm. Teams of max 5 people. All proceeds go towards St Michael’s primary school.

Sponsor a Brick

Previously the club ran a fund raising initiative where club members could sponsor a brick in the new building. As the new building is coming to an end we wanted to make this available to anyone who had previously missed out. If you would like to sponsor a brick in the new building please contact a committee member. Everyone is welcome.

Club Merchandise

If anyone is interested in purchasing club merchandise (shorts, socks, kit bags, jackets, fleeces etc) please contact Carmel McGarvey (02830 878535). If anyone wants merchandise before Christmas, they should place their order with Carmel asap.

Wolfe Tone & St. Enda’s, Derrymacash

Well done and go raibh maith agat to our solo singer Dáiríne McCaughley and our quiz team of Matthew Hosty, Matthew Hagan and Odhrán Magee who represented the club in the first round of Scór na nÓg on Sunday evening. Both of our acts progressed to the county semi-final, which will take place in Maghery at 6pm on Sunday 23 November. Comhghairdeas leis an cheathrar acu. Congratulations to all four.

Oíche Bhronnta/ Presentation Evening
The annual Wolfe Tone and St Enda’s presentation evening will take place at the club on Saturday 29 November. The presentations will take place in the bar and light refreshments will be served. Entertainment will be provided afterwards with the popular Connor Armstrong returning. Make sure you make it down for a great night’s craic.

Camogie4Mothers continues this Thursday between 7-8pm at Centrepoint Sports in Lurgan. New participants are very welcome and no experience is necessary. Equipment will be provided and a good night’s craic is guaranteed.

Go raibh míle maith agat to everyone who contributed to our unwanted clothes collection fundraiser. A total of £125 was raised. We will continue to collect old clothes, shoes and bags over the winter and if you would like to contribute, you can contact Catherine Henderson or leave them at the club.

Last week’s lotto numbers (03.11.14) were 5,11,12 and 22. There was still no jackpot winner and match 3 winners were D Magee, A Totten, Peter Tallon, Martin McCorry, T Butcher and Malachy McKernan. Sellers prize went to M Tighe and this week’s jackpot is £5,550.

Crannchur Náisiúnta/GAA Club Draw

The GAA National Club Draw is back with more prizes than last year and therefore more chances to win. Prizes include trips abroad, weekends at All-Ireland football and hurling finals and semi-finals, shopping trips, vouchers and many more. Tickets are available from any committee member or from the bar and a number of club members will be selling tickets in a number of areas in Derrymacash. A ticket costs just £10 and every ticket sold will directly benefit Wolfe Tones and St Enda’s.

Aifreann bliantúil/Mass for Deceased Members
The annual mass for deceased members and friends of Wolfe Tones and St Enda’s will take place in St Patrick’s Chapel, Aghacommon at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25 November. Bígí linn le comóradh a dhéanamh ar na daoine a d’imir Agus a d’oibrigh ar son an Chlub. Join us to remember those great club men and women who have gone to their eternal reward.

O’Neill’s GFC An Port Mór

Night At The Races

Its only days away; Port Mor’s biggest fundraiser of the season. The horses are primed, named paired with Jockeys and trainers, ready to tear up the turf at The Port Mor Restaurant. The race card is being finalised and will be posted on the clubs facebook page later in the week. Food will be served 9pm with first race off 9-30pm. Its sure to be a good nights craic and who knows, you may even win a pound or two. Thanks to all who have purchased horses and provided sponsorship.

Presentation Night

On the same evening as the races the club’s annual presentations will be made. Who will receive the Port Mor Cup following in the footsteps of Michael Higginbotham? Also up for grabs is the most improved senior player as well as minor player of the year and Club person of the year.

Thomas Davis GAC

This weekend seen the Ulster GAA recognise Clubs and Volunteers who excelled during 2014. Thomas Davis GAC were short listed for an award on Saturday 8 November 2014. Chairman Anthony Havern together with our Games and Development Officer Gerry O’Reilly and our Development Officer Gerry O’Reilly Senior travelled to the Hilton in Templepatrick to attend the ceremony. Thomas Davis 3

On the night Thomas Davis won the President’s Award for Culture and Heritage (pictured right). A great achievement and a welcome recognition for all our hard work and efforts at the Club. This award is a tribute to all our members and volunteers who make the Club what it is. It will have a welcome place on our wall!!! I attach a few photos of the boys collecting the award. All looking very dapper!!

Sarsfields GFC

Upcoming Notices

Friday 14th November – Underage Presentation Night in Sarsfields Hall. Presentations will be made to all players from under 6 boys and girls up to and including Minor boys. All parents welcome.

Saturday 15 November 6pm – Mass for deceased club members in St Mary’s Chapel Derrytrasna

Saturday 15th November 9:30pm – Ceilí Dancing in Sarsfields Hall

Sunday 16th November 7pm – Bingo starts back in Sarsfields Hall

Friday 28th November 7:30pm – Sarsfields Annual General Meeting

The club’s new 3G training facility will be opening soon. Anyone who would like to hire the facility can e-mail Francis Reynolds at to book a time. Bookings strictly by e-mail only. Times will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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/


This week’s lotto numbers 7,15,21,23 – 4 winners – Pool Six, Pool Six, Aaron Fox & Ryan McDonald – Next week’s jackpot £2800.



Starting back every Wednesday.

6 – 7PM Beginners / 7 – 8PM Advanced   Cost £2.00


Starting back every Thursday

9.30AM to 11.30AM


Every Saturday

10 AM – 12.00PM Cost £2.00


Starting on Monday 15th September

For beginners and advanced

7.30 – 8.30PM Cost £3.00


Thurs 16th October – senior members

Thurs 23rd October – junior members

7.30 – 9.00PM Membership £2.00

Nightly subscription £1.00


Every Wednesday 11AM to 2.00PM


Every Tuesday 8.00 to 9.00PM Cost £3.00


Every Monday 7.00 to 9.00PM


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!

Na Piarsaigh Óga C.L.G.


Sunday 9th November, 2014

Numbers drawn – 9, 15, 17, 24.

No Jackpot winner. One lucky ticket matched three numbers, Mick Collins winning £25 Comhghairdeas leat!

Next week – Jackpot £3450

If you are interested in lotto sales contact any committee member.

PEARSE ÓG LOTTO can now be done online. Go to & follow the link.



LOTTO DRAW every Sunday evening 7.30pm.

Lorraine Scallon School of Irish Dance every Tuesday 5pm. New members welcome.


Tickets are now on sale for GAA National Draw. Great prizes! All proceeds go directly to club. Tickets can be obtained from any committee member.


The clubs annual A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 23rd November 3pm in Social Club. All reports to be sent to Club secretary A.S.A.P.


Mass for deceased members will take place in the Church of Saint Malachy on Monday 17th November at 7.30pm.


Beidh Aifreann na Gaeilge sa tséipéal i Scoil Phádraig, Ard Mhacha, Dé Sathairn 15ú Samhain ar 5.30 i.n.
Sa téarma seo, léifear Aifreann na Gaeilge gach Satharn suas go dtí 13ú Mí na Nollag.

The weekly Irish language mass continues in the chapel at Saint Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh on Saturday 15th November at 5.30pm.
Mass will be read this term up until Saturday 13th December.


Na Piarsaigh Óga Winter Academy will offer boys and girls (10-14 years) the opportunity to enjoy Gaelic football in a safe, fun and welcoming environment all FREE of charge.

The Academy aims to provide high class tuition from a pool of qualified and experienced coaching staff, developing the children’s football skills whilst enhancing their passion for our national game.

Focusing on developing individual skills and techniques, emphasis will also be given to building teamwork and FUN.

The Academy continues each Wednesday 6pm-7pm Cathedral Road Complex. Be prepared to welcome some surprise special guests! For more information contact Tony Davidson 07780954480.


Na Piarsaigh Óga Super Circuits continue each Monday 6.30pm upstairs at Pearse Óg park. This winter programme is fun and challenging incorporating CORE exercises for kids 12–15 years old, supported by experienced coaches and FREE of charge. For more information contact Tony Davidson Youth Officer 07780954480.


Na Piarsaigh Óga Super 6’s continues each Tuesday upstairs in Pearse Óg park. Nursery age-Primary 2. Everyone welcome.


If you are interested in coaching or have coached in the past and would like to get back involved in 2015 please get in touch with Tony Davidson Youth officer 07780954480. All support at any age group would be greatly appreciated.

Cairde Na Piarsaigh Óga

Cairde Na Piarsaigh Óga payment is now due. Cairde members’ payments by DD will continue as normal. If you would like to join Cairde Na Piarsaigh Óga contact any committee member or leave your application into social club. For further details contact Club Secretary Mick Cassidy 07919566283.


All reports or articles for inclusion in Notaí Na Piarsaigh Óga must be submitted to BJ before 9.30pm each Sunday for inclusion in that week’s edition. Contact BJ on 07562009907 or email

O’Connell’s GAC Tullysaran

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of O’Connell’s GAC will take place on Wednesday 3rd December. The AGM will be held in the clubrooms and the meeting will commence @ 7.30pm sharp. Everyone is welcome and club members are asked to make an effort to attend.

Tullysaran Camogie Club Ladies Night

Tullysaran Camogie Club held their annual Ladies Night in Mary Ann’s on Friday 7th November. The night was well supported by the local community with people coming from near and far to browse and purchase a wide variety of items from a range of exhibitors.   The ladies in attendance were able to relax and avail of the opportunity for a little pampering and have their nails painted by Kerry Creaney and to try out the range of perfumes and Clarins products that were available from McKeevers Chemist in Armagh.

There was plenty of jewellery and accessories for sale from local exhibitor Bag Something Different and this proved to be a popular display on the night. All those who missed out on an opportunity to view or purchase jewellery can contact Patricia through her facebook page Bag Something Different. Definitely worth a look! Angel card readings by Paula McGleenon were also very popular with the ladies on the night. Caroline O’Neill from Complete Living Solutions had a brilliant display of fancy goods and gifts to suit everyone with many using the occasion to purchase presents.

Hawthornes, Armagh were back with their range of Yankee Candles and for anyone who didn’t find the scent they were looking for, you can call into the shop as they have a wide selection available. Rather Pretty, a local business which creates beautiful and unique crafts and gifts which can be personalised to suit your needs, was another busy stall on the night. These delightful crafts can also be viewed on Facebook for anyone who missed out as Louise has some great ideas and gifts for Christmas and other special occasions.

Club merchandise including jerseys, sliotars and mugs which would make great stocking fillers for Christmas were on sale and can still be purchased in time for Christmas if needed.

This event has become a popular fundraiser for the Camogie Club and all money raised is vital for the continued running of the club. A raffle was held on the night and prize winners were as follows with all prizes being generously donated by the stall holders who were there on the night: A Yankee candle set donated by Hawthornes was won by Donna McSorley, Clarins Gift Set sponsored by McKeevers Chemist and was won by Una Donnelly, L&E Accessories sponsored a beautiful clutch bag and Rose Keenan was the lucky winner.

Rather Pretty sponsored a child’s jute bag which was personalised on the night for winner Samantha Corrigan. Neville and Myrtle Pogue, who are dedicated supporters of the Southern Area Hospice Services, were there with a great collection of cards and gifts suitable for Christmas and other occasions. They donated a beautiful Christmas gift which was won by Martina Campbell. Another exhibitor which specialises in vintage crafts and creations was B. Vintage and the creative flowers that were donated were won by Rita McKenna. Other prizes, including wine which was sponsored by Patricia McKinney of Bag Something Different, were won by Kerrie Convie, Majella Hughes, Rosie Morton, Elaine McGrady, Cora Fegan, Patricia McKinney, Clodagh Murray and Catherine Conlon.

The Camogie Club would like to thank all those who donated for their generosity as it was greatly appreciated. Also thanks to the Mary Ann’s staff and all those who provided and served refreshments on the night. All senior players and committee members are asked to return any outstanding ticket money as soon as possible.

Upcoming events in Tullysaran Community Centre:

Spin – Mondays ongoing from 6.30pm -contact Mary on  07779098543 to book your bike

Pilates – Tuesdays 7pm;

Ceili class – Tuesday 8.30pm;

Corebox  – Wed 7pm;

Yoga Fri 7.45;

Carboot sale on Sat, 29 Nov 9am-12noon

Flower Demonstration Sun, 30 Nov 3-5pm. Demonstrator Fr Sean McAvoy –  tickets £5 and can be purchased from any committee member or Hegartys Shop ,Blackwatertown or Benburb Spar;

Tullysaran Community Centre AGM will take place on Thurs, 20 November at 8pm.

Christmas Bizarre will also take place on Fri, 5 Dec at 7.30pm. If you would like to donate a prize please contact 07779098543.

Anyone interested in taking the lead in setting up a youth club in the community centre are asked to text 07810183024 or PM us on Facebook.  ‘Like’ our Facebook page to be kept up to date with what’s on.

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