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The senior hurling and football captains of west Belfast club Gort na Móna, Darron Boyd and Tommy McGoran, raised £2,900 for the NI Hospice by doing a sponsored cycle around the Falls Park every day in May

KEVIN BARRY’S, DERRYLAUGHAN: Congratulations to Conor Kennedy, who was awarded the Christopher Coary memorial trophy for senior player of the year for 2019, and to Shane Hanna who picked up the Fr McKeone perpetual trophy for reserve player of the year in 2019.

The black tie 75th anniversary gala dinner that was due to take place on October 31, in conjunction with the grand fundraising fraw for £20,000, has been postponed until October 23, 2021.

The Washingbay Green Run fundraiser has now moved to October 31, with online registrations remaining valid for the revised date. For further information on the 5K walk/run, 10K run and half-marathon or the revised arrangements please visit www.wbaygreenrun.com or contact Brendan Quinn on 07784 516133.

BALLYMARTIN: With no spectators allowed to attend games, we were delighted to have been able to live stream both the reserve and ladies’ games on Facebook. This is something the clubs intends to continue, for home games at least, while restrictions remain in place.

Meanwhile, the perimeter pathway at Pat's Road is available for recreational walking most evenings. All those using the pathway are asked to obey the instructions of stewards there for your safety, as well as obeying the existing public health guidelines of social distancing and good hygiene. Hand sanitiser stations are placed around each pitch and gate.

GLASDRUMMAN: Training continues for all primary school and preschool age children at the pitch tonight at 6.30pm.

History was made in Saval on Saturday when visitors East Belfast made their debut in ladies’ football. To mark the occasion club president Ann Monaghan presented East Belfast manager Jerome Quinn with a commemorative plaque. Looking on are referee Grainne Sands, Saval captain Eimear Fallon, East Belfast captain Kate Crozier and Down ladies’ chairman Stephen Magorrian

Armagh club Pearse Og launched a health and wellbeing initiative for its members, family and friends during the lockdown period. The 5K challenge was a daily walk, run, cycle or combination of these to get out in the fresh air sporting the club colours. Apart from the promotion of their own personal wellbeing the club executive also used the opportunity to fundraise for the Southern Area Hospice and PIPS Hope and Support. The club social media team kept everyone updated as members recorded pictures/videos of their activities, with over £3,000 raised and split between the two charities. Senior men’s team sponsor Fergal Duffy, from Demesne Mechanical & Electrical Ltd, is pictured presenting cheques to James from Newry Hospice and Padraig from PIPS. Also in both pictures are Pearse Og health and wellbeing officer Declan McAuley and underage players Finn, Cormac and Muireann McAuley

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