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Fifteen-year-old Ciaran McGinley, from the Naomh Eanna club in Glengormley, was presented with the Translink and Ulster GAA Young Volunteer of the Year award at half-time of last Saturday night's Dr McKenna Cup final. A panel of experts met to select one overall winner and Ciaran came out on top, impressing the judging panel with his dedication and hard work developing ladies' football while continuing to play Gaelic football himself. Ulster GAA president Oliver Galligan said: “Ciaran embodies what the GAA is all about, he is a keen player with a love for the game and that passion has encouraged him to help with other teams in his club, most notably assisting with coaching Ladies Football. He demonstrates GAA integration at its best – the GAA for all! We are delighted to present this prestigious award to this outstanding young volunteer from Naomh Éanna”. John McKay, Naomh Éanna U12 girls' coach, congratulated Ciaran, saying: “Ciaran is an extraordinary young person. This young man’s commitment to volunteering in the club is phenomenal. For example, when he isn’t playing himself, helping to coach the girls' U12 football team or refereeing, he is away helping out at football blitzes. He does all this while juggling his GCSE studies! I wish we had more like him”
Neil Loughran

ST COLUMBA'S, GREENLOUGH: The club is marking its 75th anniversary on Sunday, from 2pm-4pm, with a ‘High Tea' for all past and present players/committee member in Bann Valley Hall, Clady. It will be hosted by Martin Kearney, chairperson for Mid Ulster Council.

The club was founded in 1944 and won the first ever Derry championship that same year. Over the next three decades they dominated the county camogie championship, winning their 21st and last title in 1973 after a replay with Glenullin.

ST BRONAGH'S, ROSTREVOR: The second and final registration session takes place tomorrow night from 7pm-9pm. For current members of the Friends of Rostrevor scheme, all children must still be registered for juvenile teams at the registration sessions. Scheme levels are £15, £25 or £40 per month.

ST PATRICK'S, ROCK: Tickets for the presentation night on Saturday, February 1 will on sale on Sunday after Mass, from 11.15am-12pm in the hub. They will also be available through the week by contacting Niall Mullan, Noel Kerr or Barry Ruddy. All tickets must be bought by Sunday to allow for numbers to be finalised for catering purposes. Admission £10, food served at 8pm, music by Borderline.

BALLYMARTIN: If you are interested in coaching or helping to coach any of our underage teams, or interested in going on any upcoming coaching courses, contact youth officer Noel Kerr on 07514 074683.

GLASDRUMMAN: Youth club members will have a first aid session led by Paul McDowell on Friday: P1-P3 6.30pm-7.30, P4-P7 7.30pm-8.30pm, teenage group 8.30pm-9.30pm.

The club will be holding two registration days, one tomorrow from 7pm-8.30pm, the second on Sunday, February 2 from 2pm-3.30pm for all ages (players and non-players). Refreshments served. New members welcome. All players must be registered before training and games start. The various membership options can be found on the club's Facebook page or by contacting Catherine on 07895 961953 or Lynda on 07821 048939.

ST PATRICK'S, DONAGHMORE: The club is hosting a Céili on Saturday in the Bardic. The ladies' side of the club is hosting a quiz on Friday, January 31 in the Lower House, hosted by quizmaster Eamon.

ST JOSEPH'S, EDERNEY: The floodlights at the GAA ground will be turned on each Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm in January and February to allow everyone to enjoy healthy walks along the paths in a safe and bright environment.

SARSFIELD'S, DRUMRAGH: Membership for the 2020 season is now due and costs £30 for adults and £10 for youth. The youth registration day will take place at Clanabogan on Saturday, February 22 from 10am-12pm.

The annual dinner dance will be held on Saturday, February 15. Tickets cost £20 for adults and £12.50 for youth, and are available from committee members.

ST MALACHY'S, CASTLEDAWSON: The celebration and presentation night will be held in the Old Thatch Inn on Saturday, February 1 with buffet supper and live music. Admission is by ticket only, at a cost of £15, and these can be booked with any member of the executive committee, paid at the time of booking or alternatively as long as it is a confirmed booking can be paid to the club treasurer at the venue on the night.

All senior players in football and camogie, and non-playing members and friends who are going to the bash, should book their tickets before Wednesday, January 29 to allow numbers to be confirmed.

ST ERGNAT'S, MONEYGLASS: There will be a suicide prevention workshop on tonight at 7pm in the clubrooms. Contact 07799 472233 to book.

There will be a self esteem and mental health awareness workshop on Monday, January 27 in the clubrooms. Ages 11-14 at 7pm, 15-18 at 8pm. Contact 07799 472233 to book.

There will be a meeting for new and existing coaches and assistants on Sunday in the clubrooms at 7pm. Everyone keen to get involved, please attend.

LONGSTONE: The club is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. There will be an exhibition of club memorabilia over the weekend of July 10-12, while other events are also planned for that weekend. The club is looking for any relevant items eg photos of football/camogie teams or individuals who took part in Scór, jerseys, videos of club games, old club records (minutes of meetings), etc. Please contact Denis Cotter (07763 346905), Hugh Rodgers or Ashleen Poland if willing to lend the club any items.

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