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ST PATRICK’S, DONAGHMORE: All members are invited to the Bardic Theatre at 8pm tonight for the official launch of the ‘Jail Break’ fundraising venture, when up to 40 people from Donaghmore and surrounding areas will spend a night in Crumlin Road jail on Friday, November 4. Their only chance of release is if they raise their required bail bond.
The purpose of this fundraising initiative will be detailed on the night, as well as a look back over the club’s 50 year history and plans for future development. Refreshments will be served while members are introduced to arrested convicts, who are counting down the days to their imprisonment. Young and old are invited to attend for what promises to be a great evening's entertainment.
Meanwhile, the club will host a ‘Downs & Proud’ charity match and BBQ on Saturday. The match, organised by Gerard O’Neill and members of the club, between a Donaghmore ‘90s select and a Tyrone ‘90s select to mark the club’s last intermediate championship title 20 years ago.
The purpose is to raise funds for ‘Downs & Proud’ and the Down Syndrome Support Group. Former Tyrone great Peter Canavan will be among those lining out for the Red Hands. Throw in is at 6pm with a BBQ and boogie in McCausland’s after.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Downs-Proud
GLASDRUMMAN: The U6s play Longstone in a Go Games match at the Valley Road pitch on Sunday at 5.30pm. Please note there is no training on Sunday morning. The Eire Og U-14s face Tir na nOg at 5pm on Saturday in Annaclone in their league play-off final.
ST PETER’S, WARRENPOINT: The club hosted an inter-club U12 football tournament on Saturday in memory of Ciaran Gallagher. The overall winners were the host club and the specially-commissioned crystal trophy was presented to the winning team by the Gallagher family.
ST ENDA’S, OMAGH: Big bingo will take place in the clubrooms on Thursday, September 15 at 9pm, with £6,000 payout including two £1,000 houses.
ST PETER’S, LURGAN: Preparations for the club's 75th anniversary gala dinner on Friday, November 11 are under way. GAA president Aogan O Fearghail is among the special guests, with Jimmy Smyth the Master of Ceremonies, so it promises to be a historic evening. Further information, including ticket details, available by contacting either 07901 525331 or 07905 456632.
LISSUMMON: The club presents ‘Strictly Comedy Night’ with leading hypnotist Adrian Knight on Saturday at Lissummon Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm, and the show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £15 and that includes a light supper followed by a disco after the show. Tickets available by contacting Lisa on 07880 744689 or Donal on 07801 295545.
THOMAS CLARKE’S, DUNGANNON: There are four weeks to go until the club's centenary walk from Arbor Hill cemetery in Dublin, where Thomas Clarke is buried, to Dungannon, where he lived. See the club website to become a sponsor and anyone who would like to take part in the walk should contact a club member.
ST MARY’S, KILLYMAN: Thanks to the panellists at the club’s All-Ireland chat night, Joe Brolly, Bernard Flynn, Brian McGuigan, Kevin McCloy, Barry McElduff and Mark Sidebottom.
LIMAVADY WOLFHOUNDS: The club will hold a ‘Big Breakfast’ on Friday, September 16 in the Market Yard. It all starts at 7am and last orders will be served at 9.30am. Tickets are on sale from any committee member priced £10 for adults. Children payable at the door with primary school age costing £5 and pre-school free of charge.