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There was great excitement at Darragh Cross on Sunday evening as footballer of the year and four-time All-Ireland winner Brian Fenton attended the club’s juvenile presentation. After a question and answer session with the packed house, the Dublin midfielder presented the medals for the underage football and camogie teams. There was then the chance for some photos with Brian and the Sam Maguire Cup. Thanks to everyone who supported the evening, as well as all those who helped in any way in the organising and smooth running of the event
Neil Loughran

ERIN'S OWN, CARGIN: The camogie club is hosting its first ever St Stephen's Day 5k Turkey Chase on Wednesday, December 26. Registration is at 9.45am and the race will start at 10.30am sharp. There are free customised bandanas for the first 100 people registered, the race will be chip timed and the entry fee is £10 for runners, donation for walkers. Refreshments are available for everyone in the clubrooms after. There is also a £100 cash prize for the first person to catch the ‘turkey'.

Cargin camogie club is also hosting a 45 card drive on Sunday, December 23 starting at 8pm in Mallon's Bar.

ST PATRICK'S, CARRICKCRUPPEN: The club is to host a 12 hour spinathon, from 8am-8pm, on Saturday, December 29. Paul Kearns is raising funds in aid of ‘Friends of the Cancer Centre', and admission is £10. For further details contact Jane McGinn on 07895 986634

NEWRY SHAMROCKS: All members are invited to the annual Christmas draw in the social Club this Saturday, starting at 8.30pm. Plenty of prizes to be won on the night, and don't be afraid to wear your Christmas jumpers.

The annual joint football and hurling match in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust will take place on December 27 at the pitch, starting at 2.30pm. This will be followed by entertainment in the clubrooms from a Parcel of Rogues playing from 4pm. All members are asked to support this worthy cause, and do not be afraid to bring your boots for a game.

O'DONOVAN ROSSA, BELFAST: The club is calling on all Gaels to support their annual St Stephen's Day charity walk on Divis Mountain. Now in its 11th year, the annual fundraiser has raised in excess of £25,000 for a variety of charities and causes that have affected our members.

This year is no different as we hope to mark another anniversary and raise funds for Dementia NI. On the day, we'll be asking for a small donation so Dementia NI can continue to fund the great work they do for all sufferers.

The event to date has been a great success with the support of many Gaels from Belfast and further afield. Why not make it a family occasion and bring the kids along? There will be hot drinks and refreshments available on the day.

The route is approximately 5k, but some have been known to round that down significantly! Either way, your presence and support will be greatly appreciated.

On the day, we will meet at the car park for 10.45am and head off at11am sharp. Come join us for what you will undoubtedly agree is a worthy cause.

ST BRONAGH'S, ROSTREVOR: To mark the beginning of the club's centenary year, we are launching a centenary calendar which includes photos new and old from all aspects of club life. The calendar also holds information on the monthly events we plan to run throughout 2019. All events are subject to date confirmation. A limited number (200) of calendars are available for pre-Christmas purchase, costing £10. If you wish to reserve a calendar pre Christmas, contact Tomas on 07902 558818 via text only with your name and order. They will be available for collection at the social club this weekend. Any unreserved calendars remaining will also be on sale during this time. There will be another batch available at the beginning of January but if you wish to secure an order for Christmas please get in touch via the contact details above. Please note that calendars are not available to reserve via the club's Facebook page.

ST JOSEPH'S, EDERNEY: The annual seven-a-side football takes place on December 27 with a 5pm start (4.30pm meet at training field). There must be at least one lady per team, and all players must be over 16 years old. It will be townland-area based. Contact Paul McCusker or Donal Gormley for information.

There will be food provided immediately after in the Corner Bar prior to a ‘Night at the Races' and club awards night. Sponsor cards available from Justin Maguire.

ST JOHN'S, DRUMNAQUOILE: There will be a charity football match at the pitch on Saturday, January 5. All adult players, men/ladies and non-playing members welcome. Anyone training with senior men or ladies' teams should wear welly boots or be in fancy dress. All players to be at the club for 1pm on the day for a 2pm start. Recommended donation of £10 per player, with all monies going to Cancer fund for Children. Anyone intending to play should let Alan Henderson 07738 166588 know so teams can be sorted beforehand. Refreshments after the match.

CUMANN PHEADAIR NAOFA, WARRENPOINT: The club welcomes back Operation Transformation in January. This will be a seven week, team-based activity program that will follow the RTE TV and radio show, with the aim to move more and eat better. Whether you would like to lose some weight, become a little fitter, walk four miles in under an hour, run your first 5k or get out of the house to attend weekly fitness classes and brisk walks, then we will have something for you. Registration at Operation Transformation desk on Sunday, January 6 from 3pm-5pm in clubrooms (as part of club registration day).

ST PATRICK'S, LOUP: The critically-acclaimed comedy show from this year's Feile an Phobail – ‘A ¬ Christmas Station Once Again' – is back for Christmas. The show will be running on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29 in Ballyronan Marina Centre. A disco will be held after. Please get your tickets as soon as possible as they are selling out fast. Contact any committee member for tickets.

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