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St Paul’s, Lurgan will enhance its player facilities in the coming months with a little help from the Alpha Programme after receiving a £10,000 grant. The club plans to improve equipment storage facilities, create a target wall practice area and also expand upon a previous Alpha Programme project by planting 50 trees, continuing efforts to develop the substantial wildlife space within their grounds. Pictured are club chairman Philip Mallon jr, Richard Rogers of Groundwork NI, Philip Mallon sr (St Paul’s trustee), councillor Liam Mackle and Alpha Resource Management Niamh-Anne McNally

ST JOHN’S, BELFAST: The golden eagles get together lunch takes place at 12 noon tomorrow.

On Saturday night, meanwhile, Brassneck Theatre presents ‘A Station Once Again’ in the function room. Tickets available in The Chatterbox on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Spring Ball tickets can be paid off any Saturday morning from 10.30am-11.30am in The Chatterbox to make the cost of buying tickets more manageable. Join the growing number of members and friends who are choosing this method of acquiring tickets. They cost £40 and can be paid off in multiples of £5.

ST BRONAGH’S, ROSTREVOR: Best of luck to our minor boys and management team who take on Shamrocks in the championship final tomorrow night in Pairc Esler, throw in 8.15pm.

GLASDRUMMAN: A modern new hub and gym has been officially opened at the club. The facility, which is open to the entire community, was made possible thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Club chairperson Gary McGreevy said: “Glasdrumman GAC is delighted to be able to bring this much-needed facility to the people of Glasdrumman, Annalong and further afield.

“The hub and gym will add another dimension to the diverse range of fitness and social programmes already offered by the club and with membership costing only £10 per month, we look forward to seeing many new faces taking advantage of this great venue.

“The opening is the culmination of many months’ hard work by local construction company, Glasgiven Contracts, committee members, club members and an army of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this excellent provision available to everyone in the community.

“I would like to pay tribute to all involved for their dedication to the project and to the Big Lottery fund for making this long-term dream a reality.”

The hub will cater for a diverse range of groups and individuals within the local area, and anyone interested in joining the gym should contact membership officer Colette Burden on 07753 863359.

Meanwhile, the five-year plan consultation meeting will now take place on Monday, November 8.

ST MOCHAI’S, DARRAGH CROSS: Become a blood stem cell donor at the club hall on Saturday, October 20 from 9am-12pm, in memory of Joanne McCawley and in conjunction with Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.

St Mochai’s, Darragh Cross recently held a coffee morning and raised £1,600 for Marie Curie. Pictured are Ivan Shannon, treasurer of Marie Curie Down fundraising group, Naomi Carson club’s children’s officer, and Gemma Lenaghan, club vice secretary

ULSTER GAA: FinTrU and Ulster GAA are delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal for the football inter-firms competition. Registration is now open for teams right across the province, male and female. This year the competition will take place over two days – November 3 and November 10 - at the Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence, Garvaghey. November 3 will be senior mens and intermediate mens, with junior mens and ladies the following week.

Competitions will be played on a 13-a-side format, unless two competing teams agree to play 15-a-side. All competitions will be played to completion on the day.

To declare your organisation’s intention to take part in any grade this year, please register your team by emailing Niall Muldoon at no later than Friday, October 20 or visit the Ulster GAA website to download an application form.

ST MICHAEL’S, LISSAN: The 'Brawl in The Hall' takes place in Lanyon Hall, Cookstown on Saturday, November 3. Tickets go on sale soon.

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