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Compiled by Padraig Kelly

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Kilcoo vice-chairman Roger Morgan, chairman Terry O'Hanlon and treasurer Seamus McClean presented a cheque for £2000 to members of staff from Daisy Lodge (Cancer Fund for Children) from funds raised in a four-peak mountain challenge that took place in September


Members of the Murray and McCreesh families, in conjunction with Kilcoo GAC, presented a cheque for £4800 to a representative from Air Ambulance NI recently. The money was raised at a Halloween Country Charity Night in Greenan's Bar.

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Some of the shoeboxes for children and families in need which were donated by Patrick Sarsfields members to the Lenadoon Women's Group and the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

n O'DONOVAN ROSSA: The club is calling on all Gaels to support their annual fun run and walk on Divis Mountain on St Stephen's Day. Now in its 10th year, the annual charity fundraiser has raised in excess of £20,000 for a variety of charities and causes that have affected its members. This year is no different as the club attempts to raise funds for the Kidney Patients'

Association. Walkers and runners will be asked to make a small donation on the day. The route is 5k and those taking park are asked to meet at the car park at 10.45am for an 11am start.

n DOIRE COLMCILLE: The annual Emlyn Bratton Memorial Shield game will be held on Tuesday, December 26 at Pairc Cholmcille. Throw in at 12 noon and Colmcille Legends are requested to attend between 11.15am and 11.30am.

n ST JOHN'S, DRUMNAQUOILE: The club is hoping to organise a charity match on Saturday, December 30 for men, ladies and over-35s. Teams will be a mixture of all and anyone interested in competing is asked to contact Alan or Cormac.

n CUMANN PHEADAIR NAOFA: The club is launching an Operation Transformation event which will begin in January and will run for six weeks.

Registration for this team based event will be held in the clubrooms on Sunday, January 7 from 3pm to 5pm. Induction will be held on January 11.

n ST JOHN'S, BELFAST: The club will host a charity walk on St Stephen's Day. It will start at 11am in Falls Park and it will be in aid of the DePaul Charity for the Homeless. Refreshments will be provided in the clubrooms afterwards. It is the first of a packed day of events with sport in the lounge at 2pm and live music in the function room at 5pm. At 6pm there will be a Christmas draw with the prizes including an all expenses paid for trip to New York for two on St Patrick's Day. Kevin Gough is handling the Belfast sales of Denis O'Hara's book ‘Corrigan Park - A Place Apart.' Kevin's contact number is 07903606116.

n ATTICALL: The club will host a number of events on Christmas week. On St Stephen's Day there will be a pool and darts competition. Registration, which costs £5, will be at 1.30pm. On Wednesday, December 27, there will be a table quiz at 9pm with free mulled wine and treats for participants. Admission is £5 with donations going towards camogie and the Cancer Group. There will be a charity cards night on Thursday, December 28. The entry fee is £20 and the event starts at 7pm. Proceeds in aid of the Southern Area Hospital.

n OMAGH, ST ENDA'S: The club is are holding a special Christmas bingo in the clubrooms tonight at 9pm. All players will be entered into a cash draw after each game and a raffle for a Christmas hamper at the end of the night.

n MAYOBRIDGE: On Saturday evening Mayobridge was honoured in Croke Park for its work in promoting the Irish language. Club representatives Darren Rooney (Club Irish Language Officer) and Gerard Keenan (Club Cultural Officer) received the Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonnacha award. The club was awarded a bronze medal for their work.

n ERIN'S OWN, CARGIN: The club is hosting a quiz night in Mallon's Bar on Thursday, December 18.

n KEADY, MICHAEL DWYER'S: Club book ‘The Ceide Chapter' is currently on sale at Fletcher's Shop, the Tommy Maken Centre and McGrane's Shop.

n ST JOSEPH'S, GLENAVY: The club's annual charity quiz will be held in the Fiddler's Inn, Crumlin, on Thursday, December 28 at 7.30pm. This year's charity will be Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS).

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