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Club Newsletter - 6 February 2017

posted 7 Feb 2017, 04:28 by ballymacnab armagh   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 04:29 ]

BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 06/02/2017



The draw for the 1st Round of the U14 Feile has taken place and the Brian Boru side will face an away tie against Carrickcruppen on Saturday 4 March. Winners away to St.Patrick’s or O’Doirnin Blues in Round 2.



Indoor training continues every Saturday at St Patrick's Grammar School for Under 6, 8, 10, 12.5 and 14 teams


Times for age groups:


Under 6&8 (P1-P4) 2-2:45pm (New recruits welcome!)

Under 10&12.5 (P5-1st year) 2:45-3:45pm

Under 14 (boys only) 3:45-5pm


To help cover cost each age group to pay £2, £5 for family of 3 or more. £10 Membership/Registration fee can also be paid at these sessions.



The Functional Movement Screening (FMS) programme began last week with a good turnout. It continues every Monday at the Clubrooms. All players in 1st Year to Under 18 are to take part. Indoor training gear should be worn.



The Club are actively in search of a Club Referee to officiate at underage games. Full training shall be provided. Anyone interested please contact any Committee Member or underage coach.



The Senior Presentation will be held in Basil Sheils Lounge on Saturday 18 February. Presentations will be made to the 2016 Players of the Year at Under 16 to Senior and the Under 16s shall also be presented with their medals for winning the Division II Shield. Tickets will be onsale at the Clubrooms on Thursday 9 February 830-9pm. Also available online: Booking essential!!!



W/c 06/02/17 Lucky numbers were 6-14-18-24. We had a winner!!! Congratulations to Neil Gribben who scoops the Jackpot prize of £14,000. There were also 4 Match 3s: Eoin Smyth, Noel Martin, Lorraine Nugent, Geraldine Moore Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw – Monday 13/02/17, JACKPOT £5,000 (Rota: BMaguire & TSmyth). Tickets can be purchased online via Neil Gribben purchased his ticket online! Winner of the Monthly Promoters prize (January) was Paddy Murdoch.

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We thank all who currently sell and purchase lotto tickets every week. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and contributes substantially to financing ‘the Club’.

Can you play a part by selling at least 5 tickets every week? Sellers gain entry to a Monthly sellers draw, 1 entry for every 20 tickets sold during the month (draw takes place on the last Monday of each month). Please contact any member of the Committee to get involved. All sold tickets must be left in O’Tooles Bar before 9pm on the night (normally each Monday night) of each weekly draw



The Monthly draw winners were:


£500: Aidy McCone

4x£100: Susan Black, John Gray, Kieran & Majella Crilly, Gerard Byrne



Membership for 2017 should be paid to the Club Registers, Brendan McKee or Seamus McArdle by 17 March 2017. Over 18 £20, Under 18 £10. All existing, lapsed and new members welcome. Paying your membership is an invaluable means of raising fund for the club. All players at all levels are reminded the importance of paying membership for insurance purposes and eligibility for the forthcoming competitive season, both training and games.



Congratulations to Senior player Damien McGeown and his wife Caoimhe on the recent birth of their daughter Sophie.



Under 14 -

1. training for next 5 weeks (until St Patrick's weekend) on Wed evenings 7.30-8.30 and Saturday mornings 11am-12noon

2. any u14 parent wishing to buy a horse or sponsor a race for club fundraising Nite at the Races on Sat 25th Feb please contact Sally 07718920455. Horses £10 Race Sponsors £50.Training on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the field.


Senior - Training on Friday at 7pm sharp in the field.


Indoor Blitzes - St Brenda's will be taking part in the following blitzes at the Meadowbank in Magherafelt. Times TBC by the relevant coach.

                       Under 12 - 26th February.

                       Under 8 and 10 - 19th March. Please note a change of date for under 10s due to All-Ireland club finals.


Annual Dinner Dance - Takes place in Basil Shiels on Saturday 18th February at 7PM, tickets cost £20, please book your ticket with Ann Loughran. Limited number of tickets available. 


Fundraiser - St Brenda's Senior camogs are running a Night at the Races in O'Tooles on Saturday 25th February at 9pm sharp. Please contact any senior player or committee member if you can help by sponsoring a horse at £10 or a race at £50.


Registration - Registration is now due, please contact any committee member for registration forms.



Ballymacnab Dramatic Society presents “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley. A rip roaring three act comedy by Jimmy Keary. Taking place in Ballymacnab Hall on 17th, 18th, 19th and 24thFebruary. Guaranteed a great night not to be missed! Curtain up at 8.00pm. Admission on the door.


Crochet Class in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members welcome.


Céilí dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.


Eileen Canavan, Ann Gray & Seamus McGivern are hosting a Vintage Afternoon Tea in support of the Armagh Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage  in Corran Hall on Saturday 18 February from 12 noon – 3pm. All Welcome!



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