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From left to right – Shea Heffron (Armagh), Mel Courtney (Kingspan), Niall Keenan (Derry) and James McMahon (Fermanagh), unveil the new Queen’s Jersey for 2018
Compiled by Sean O'Neill

CUMANN PHEADAIR NAOFA: The annual Cumann Pheadair Naofa membership registration day for adult and juvenile members will take place in the clubrooms, Mary Street, Warrenpoint on Sunday, January 7 from 2pm – 5pm. This is a key date in the club’s annual calendar, whereby existing underage members and new underage members can register with Cumann Pheadair Naofa for the new season for all game codes; football, hurling, camogie, ladies football and handball, in addition to all cultural activities; dancing, drama and music.


NAOMH TERESA LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: Naomh Teresa Ladies Gaelic football team, based in west Belfast, play in the Antrim junior leagues. We are starting pre- season strength and condition training from Sunday, January 7, as we aim to build on a very successful 2017 season. Any ladies who want to play football for the club can contact Orlagh on 07885748500 or Bronagh on 07503971504. A very warm welcome is assured to anyone who attends.


ST JOHN’S DRUMNAQUOILE: The Down clubs draw tickets for the 2018 draw are now available to purchase. They can be bought for £120 in one lump sum which enters the ticket holder into an early bird draw for £200 or 12 monthly payments of £10. Each ticket sold by the club over and above 24 will see a return of £96 per ticket sale thereafter. See any committee member to purchase.  Action Cancer's Big Bus will visit St John's on Saturday 13th January 13 to carry out breast screening and MOT health checks. All mammogram slots have been booked but there are still a number of slots available for MOT health checks. To book an appointment visit> or call 028 9080 3344.

EDERNEY ST JOSEPH’S: The club would like to thank all the players who made the long journey home for Christmas to take part in our annual Townland Sevens Parish Tournament. We had eight teams, with almost 60 players taking part and raised much needed funds for Pieta House and the Angel Wishes charities. Congratulations to the Drumkeen team, backboned by the McCusker family Darren, Paul, Declan and Emma who defeated New Street in the final.

ST PATRICK’S GAC MAYOBRIDGE: Following the wonderful success of the Mayobridge Scor na n Óg team in reaching the Ulster Final, which will take place on Saturday, January 13 in Downpatrick, the club is hosting a fund raising Big Breakfast this Saturday (January 6) from 9am to 1pm in the Social Club. The Ulster finalists will be there to cook and serve you. Please show them your support.

EGLISH ST PATRICK’S GFC: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, January 12 in the clubrooms at 8pm. All members, players, parents, mentors and those interested in joining the club are asked to attend. The Scór Sinsear preliminary rounds will take place on the weekend of February 2. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Sean Byrne on 07595 895760.

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY GFC: The club have launched a partnership with building performance leaders Kingspan ahead of the start of the competitive season. This new agreement will position Kingspan as the club and main jersey sponsor for all senior team competitions on 2018.

FOREGLEN GAC: The club are running a Gala Night on February 10. It will be held in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny. Tables are available at £1000 per table, or individual seats can be purchased at £100 per person. The Clanree are offering a reduced room rate on the night of €99 B&B - just mention Foreglen GAC when booking. There will be a drinks reception at 6.30pm followed by dinner. The MC on the night is Gerry Donnelly and guest speakers include Joe Brolly. There will be an auction on the night with some amazing items on offer.This will all be followed by music from Paul Cummings & Good Company. If anyone is interested in securing a place on what is expected to be a brilliant night please contact: JJ Butcher, Greg McLaughlin, Francie McCormick, JB Farren or Noel McFeely.


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