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Glenullin 50th Annual Dinner Dance Celebration

On Saturday 11th February 2023, John Mitchel’s GAC Glenullin held their Annual Club Dinner Dance, 50 years after the very first Dinner Dance in 1973.

It was a night of celebration of the successes on the football and camogie field, in Scór Sinsear and Scór na nÓg and of the efforts of many within the club, not just over the past year but through the last 50 years.

In particular, we celebrated the Senior football team winning the IFC County Championship and the James O’Hagan Cup, and in the Scór na nÓg, the Ballad Group triumphed through county and provincial levels and achieved a much deserved All Ireland title.

County and provincial success was attained by the Junior Set Dancers, with the Senior Scór entrants in Ballad Group, Instrumental and Set Dancers gaining county wins and an Ulster title.

In particular we honoured one man who put so much of his life into our club and who was made an Honourary Club Member, the first person ever to be honoured in this way.

Martin Mullan held the position of Club Chairman for 25 years and many of the current facilities we enjoy today were developed and improved under his leadership and drive.

We welcomed as special guests Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, to Glenullin for the first time along with Derry Director of Operations, Stephen Barker.

Congratulations to all the award winners and to the committee for putting together such a wonderful night.

Decor and the delicious meal were supplied by Kieran Bradley and Walsh's Hotel, Maghera.

St John’s GAC

Lotto: No Jackpot Winner. No 3 x Number winners tonight. Lotto numbers were 12, 14, 26 & 27. Next week’s jackpot £6,900. Enter via KlubFunder or buy a ticket from any committee member:

Congratulations to Eoin Moag for being nominated for the Midfielder Club All-Star, Maith thú.

We will soon be starting our U6 Gaelic nursery. If you have a child currently in P1 or entering P1 in September 2023. If you would like your child to join, please contact Mickey Flynn on 07764755348.

St Johns are looking for an interest from girls in age groups U12-U18 in starting camogie this year? If interested, get in touch with Jerome on: 07375777473.

Membership for the 2023 season is now open - renew your membership click on the Foireann link below and log into your existing account.

For those who don’t have an account, you can create an account be clicking on the link also.

The club has introduced a monthly payment option for Membership for the 2023 season.

A £50 discount towards membership is available for all those who purchase a Down Draw ticket.

All players won't be covered for insurance purposes if membership hasn’t been set up.

A paper membership form will also be available for those unable to access Foireann.

Any queries on membership, contact Registrar Laura Branniff on 07743 460685.

With a week to go in the Irish Life Steps Challenge it is still very tight at the top of the leaderboard with only a few steps between Clare Walsh and Kevin McGlynn while Paula McCann sits in comfortable striking distance. Paddy Walsh is closing on the leading group, but the finish line may come too soon for him.

But is really only a bit of fun and a way to get people up and active. More significantly St John's are still 750km away from entry into the draw for €2,500 of O'Neills gear.

An Clochar Éire Óg

LOTTO RESULTS - 5 10 16 18

No jackpot winner this week, so our total for the next draw on Sunday 19th February is £1,700. Well done to our lucky dip winners who will each receive £10; Briege Kelly, Frank Treanor, Eileen McElroy- Omagh, Marie McNally and Jack McKenna.

To enter our lotto please visit our KlubFunder website or if you would prefer to use our envelope entries these can be found in McCaughey’s Day Today, Clogher Valley Meats, Clogher Credit Union, McDade’s Centra, Valley Pharmacy, The Country Chip, Mellon’s Bar and now in Chopsticks, The Perfect Pint, Mc Elroy’s Spar and McKenna’s Bar.

Please feel free to contact any of our committee members if you would like the chance to enter our Monthly Club draw. Entry is just £20 a month and can be done individually or as a syndicate.

Please check out our social media pages for details on how our Youth members can participate in this years Scór na nÓg Competitions.

We would encourage as many of our Youth members as possible to get involved and use their talent and ability to represent their Club. This competition is open to all those aged up to 16. However, you must hold a valid Club membership.

An Clochar Éire Ógs have now completed the “Every Steps Counts” Challenge, thank you to all those who participated and ensured we met the 4,000km target to be entered into the prize draw.

Our “Big Breakfast” took place in the Clogher Valley Community Centre on Sunday, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, thank you to all those who attended and to our volunteers and local businesses for ensuring everything ran smoothly.

Renewing your membership can be done online also by visiting Club membership is a legal requirement for our players of all ages to ensure they covered by GAA insurance in the event of an injury so please don’t delay in applying or you can contact either Gerry McCaughey, Joe McMeel or Biff Keenan to organise your membership personally.

Well done to all those who attended our Safeguarding course on Friday night in The Shed, it’s great to see events such as this well attended to ensure the welfare of our Club members for the year ahead.

Armagh Harps

Armagh Harps Seniors will be presented with their 2022 Division 1 winners medals at the celebration night in the Social Club on Friday 17 February.

Former player and long-standing administrator, Arthur McGinn, will also be inducted into the Clubs Hall of Fame.


Lotto numbers on the 09/02/23 were 8, 18, 24 & 26. There was no jackpot winner. One person matched 3 numbers and wins £50……Alice McPolin.

Next week’s jackpot £6,800.

Join now and auto renew on Klubfunder. Pick 4 numbers between 1 and 28, only £1. Entries for the club lotto draw close on Thursdays at 6pm.

A Night of Scór Celebrations was held for Glasdrumman Scór Sinsear Ballad Group All Ireland Champions 2022 in their Clubrooms on Friday Night. History was made in our Club for Scór achievements in 2022 and our club, community and friends turned out in numbers to celebrate with us.

The Silverware, Shields, Medals & Crystal ware were all on display for everyone to see and appreciate the achievements, dedication, and commitment that had gone into Scór in Glasdrumman both Senior and Junior in 2022.

The Evening began with Ulster Senior Solo Winner Niamh Mc Dowell singing Amhran na bhFiann. This was followed by a minutes Silence for all Gaels, family and friends who are no longer with us, especially our friends and family of Scór.

Club Chairman Gary McGreevy gave a warm welcome to all in attendance, giving a special mention to Paula Magee, Chairperson of Ulster Scór, Donal McNally Down Culture Officer with members of the Down Cultural committee, All Ireland Recitation Winner Donal Morgan, Ruairí Ó Donnáin from CnaG Boirche Íochtar, also friends and family from other clubs around the province.

He then handed proceedings to Mentor Joanne Grant who thanked everyone for the tremendous turn out, she was delighted to see so many Scór friends, family and supporters. She outlined achievements the Club had over the years in Scór but especially in 2022.

The evening of entertainment then started with The All-Ireland Ballad Group Champions Laura Campbell, Donna Feeney, Tara Grant, Niamh McDowell and Cormac Nellis who took to the stage and gave their winning performance of the Branty Boy.

This very much set the scene for the evening where the talent on display was just awesome. Next up was Carrickcruppen All Ireland Recitation winner Donal Morgan who gave his winning performance of “The Wake”.

His performance just gets better every time, we were very privileged and grateful to Donal for making the journey down to Glasdrumman, treating us to his winning performance. It was with much sadness to hear of the death of Carrickcruppen Vice-President Tommy Lynch. Both him and his children were very involved in Scór.

We pass our condolences to his family and to the club of Carrickcruppen. Unfortunately, Mullaghbawn All Ireland Winning Instrumental group were unable to attend due to other commitments.

A treat for the crowd was up next, with our new Scór na nÓg children taking to the stage for the very first time after only a few weeks of practice. Mentors Joanne & Donna and the children have been working tirelessly with the first rounds of the junior Scór coming up in the next few weeks.

It was an ideal opportunity to showcase the up-and-coming talent as they took to the stage for the first time. The crowd absolutely loved the Ballad group of Aoife Burns, Amy Coyne, Aoife Grant, Erin Louise Hammond and Connie O’Neill.

Next up was Blaine Rooney who wowed the crowd when he performed his recitation on stage for the first time ever.

Next up was Each of the winning performances from Ulster & County, Senior Solo Singer Niamh Mc Dowell, County Instrumental Group Niamh Mc Dowell, Saroise Barbour & Donna Feeney, Junior Solo Singer Cara Sloan, and Junior Ballad group Winners Cara Sloan, Aoife Grant, and Clodagh Morgan.

The entertainment ended with the All Ireland Champions finishing with their popular song ‘Ireland’. A Celebration Cake was presented, and refreshments were served.

Paula Magee was invited to say a few words on the stage. She congratulated the Group on their Massive Achievement and encouraged them to savor every bit of the success. She then announced that through her Down PRO role she would have an interview later with the group which will go on Down GAA TV. This was a great surprise to the group.

Nevertheless, they handled it so professionally. Down Culture Officer Donal Mc Nally was next up to say a few words. He also congratulated the group and the Club as a whole on their remarkable achievements.

He said that the display of trophies on the table was testament to the work that has been going on in the Glasdrumman Club to promote Music & Culture.

Such a fantastic night was had by all, the talent was phenomenal and great memories were made that will go down in history.

We want to extend our grateful thanks to all who helped organize the event and helped out in any way possible to make the night such a great success. The Ballad group also has a number of engagements in the next few weeks, and we wish them well in those. We would like to wish all our competitors good luck in the upcoming Scór na nÓg competition.

Bingo continues on a Thursday evening. Go to our Facebook page ‘Shake it up Thursdays’ for details of where to get books.

Ballymartin GAC

Underage training continues this week in St Columban's PS hall. U7 boys Monday night 6-7pm. U8/U10/U12 girls Monday night from 7-8pm. And nursery children/P1 on Wednesday night from 6-7pm! New players always welcome!

The 'Ireland Lights Up' walking initiative via Operation Transformation 2023! We will have the full floodlights turned on every Thursday from 7pm - 9pm to provide a safe, friendly and well-lit place for our members and wider community to get a little exercise! Come along for a walk/jog/run and a bit of craic! Also running until15th February is the MyLife Steps Every Step Counts Challenge! Check out our social media channels for more info! Still not too late to get involved!

If you would like to and are interested in helping out this year with any underage teams, please contact youth officer Noel Kerr ASAP. If you are new to the area, or your child plays/wants to play, it's the perfect way to integrate into the community. The club are always happy to see new faces!

Scór! If you are in secondary school and like to sing or if can play an instrument and would like to represent the club in Scór (or if you know someone outside of the club who would be interested) please contact our Cultural Officer Sinead O'Hare! Or you can contact any of our social media channels!

The Lotto numbers for Sunday 12th February 2023 were 2, 6, 9, 19. There was no big jackpot winner, but there were NINE tickets who matched 3 numbers who share £100: Mary Crawford, D Brady, Kevin Rooney, Paula Malone, Cathal O'Hara, Arthur Cunningham, Terry Cunningham, Niall McAteer & John Spiers. Jackpot for next week will be £14,000. Tickets can be bought from the usual local outlets including but not limited to; Rafferty’s Garage, Press Xpress, Dunnaman Shop, Cunningham’s Butchers, Molly's Bar, Linda's Shop, First & Last Warrenpoint, The Old Killowen Inn and The Ballymartin Inn. Please can we have everyone who drops off their lotto every week do so by 5.30pm sharp!

The club lotto is available online via the website. Just type Ballymartin into the 'Find your club' section and play our big lotto! The link is also shared on our social media channels and is very easy to use! Feel free to share with friends and family abroad!

The club playing gear, including shorts/socks/jerseys as well as some new leisurewear jumpers/quarter zips/hoodies etc are available on the O'Neills website all year round. You will have seen changes to some items on our online shop recently with some items removed and new items being added all the time, hoodies and shorts, training jerseys and most recently our special commemorative jersey to celebrate our centenary year.

This coming Sunday, the lotto rota for 18th February is the A team, Team Leader: Damien Phillips, Noel Kerr, John Caldwell, Jane Kerr & James Doran.