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The staff from Antrim Allianz Cumann na mBunscol school Gaelscoil na bhFal, pictured with Kilkenny manager Brian Cody, after finishing third in the ‘Promotion of Gaelic Games in schools with less than 150 pupils' at the National Cumann na mBunscol awards
Neil Loughran

ST BRONAGH’S, ROSTREVOR: Former Monaghan midfielder Dick Clerkin was guest speaker at the recent awards night, where stalwarts Patsy Cunningham and Francie Farrell were formally inaugurated as joint presidents of the club.

Hall of Fame award, ¬ Harry Clements; Chairman’s award, Kathleen McNally and Kieron Mooney; Clubwoman of the year, Lilly Mackin; Ladies’ Player of the year, ¬ Carina Russell; Ladies’ players’ player of the year, Carina Russell; Minor girls’ player of the year, ¬ Sasha Boyle; Minor Boys’ Player of the year, Tomas Gordon; Seconds’ player of the year, Richie Reynolds; Senior mens’ player of the year, Jonathan Connolly; Senior mens’ supporters’ player of the year, Jonathan Connolly; Clubperson of the year, Richard Byrne.

SEAN McDERMOTT’S, MAGHERY: The launch of the Lip Sync battle club development fundraiser, when all the acts will be announced, takes place tomorrow night in the social club. The event itself takes place at the Armagh City Hotel on April 7. Tickets, costing £20, can be purchased from any committee member, from the social club, by contacting the club’s Facebook page or by emailing Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. A donation will be made to Newry Hospice.

The club will also host ‘Mrs Browne’, a Brian Morgan production, on March 23-24 in the community hall. Tickets £12. Contact 07976 616411. Tickets also available online at

NEWRY SHAMROCKS: Adult membership is now due. Forms will be available from 4pm-6pm on Sunday, March 18 and from 8pm-10pm on Sunday, March 25. Forms will also be available at the family fun day this Saturday in the clubrooms.

MICHAEL DWYER’S, KEADY: The final registration evening takes place on Tuesday, March 20 from 7.30pm-9pm at the McGleenan pavilion.

O’CONNELL’S, TULLYSARAN: The club will be hosting its final registration evening on March 21 from 7.30pm in the clubrooms.

ST JOHN’S, BELFAST: The club will have a full programme of events to help patrons celebrate St Patrick's Day. The Golden Eagles are invited for lunch at 12 noon followed by the annual St Patrick's Day lecture by local historian Jimmy McDermott. The All-Ireland Club finals will be on in the snug and the big screen while the children will be entertained with face-painting, balloon making and activity disco from 2pm-4pm. The Kennedy School of Dancing will present an exhibition of dancing at 5.15pm followed by traditional Irish music and song. Irish stew will be served.

ST MARY’S, KILLYMAN: The club was delighted to be presented with the gold Club Maith award last Saturday. The award recognises achieving an excellent standard in administration and practices. This is the second time that the club has been awarded the gold standard. Thanks must go to club development officer Terry McShane who, together with the executive committee, has been working to ensure that everything was in place to achieve this accreditation

Elsewhere, the club is holding a ‘Night of Storytelling’ with Patsy O’Hagan in the community hall on Saturday, April 7 from 9pm.

Contact the club on Facebook or at 07707 137088 for tickets, or speak to any committee member.

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