Smoke Free Club

St Martin’s GAC, Desertmartin inspired to go smoke-free.

With the backing of the Club Executive the Healthy Club team in St Martin’s GAC we have secured smoke free signage through a partnership between the GAA and the Public Health Agency.

The club launched the initiative on the 26th April by adopting the GAA’s Tobacco free policy and unveiling the smoke free signs which are erected across the club grounds.

People in attendance were delighted to see the club set a positive example in the community and increase the awareness about the dangers of smoking for the younger members.

Paddy Kidd the main coordinator from The Healthy Club team said “I attend many matches where people think it is ok to just light up and send smoke blowing into you face. I think we as a club need to do something to prevent this from happening as not only are adults affected as there are also children and young people in the stands. We are hoping that this will discourage people from smoking especially our younger members.”

“We feel this is a great initiative as it helps to protect our members and visitors from the dangers of passive smoking. It also sends a clear message to everyone especially our younger members that the club wish to promote healthy initiatives and therefore discourage anything that contradicts that ethos”

Through the GAA’s Healthy Club project approximately 50% of participating clubs have gone completely smoke free. Check out

Check out http://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/community-and-health/ for more information on the GAA’s smoke free initiative and the Healthy Club Project.

Anyone who is interested in getting some support around quitting can visit http://www.want2stop.info/.

Sponsor a Player Round 5

This is where you can sponsor a player with direct debit payment online. The more sponsors the better to help with all the stuff needed to make this trip a success. Just click on one of the buttons and fill out the online form.

If you want to use PayPal instead click below. Remember to add player name on the form where it says “Write a note (optional)” With this option you can choose your donation amount.

There are other fund raisers going on at the minute too and you can keep and eye out for them too at http://www.desertmartingac.com/feile-2019-fundraisers/.

Ciarri O’Kane

Catherine Law

Ava Bradley

Aoife Frain

Annie McCann

Alexandra Valloso

Sponsor a Player Round 2

This is where you can sponsor a player with direct debit payment online. The more sponsors the better to help with all the stuff needed to make this trip a success. Just click on one of the buttons and fill out the online form.

If you want to use PayPal instead click below. Remember to add player name on the form where it says Write a note (optional)

There are other fund raisers going on at the minute too and you can keep and eye out for them too at http://www.desertmartingac.com/feile-2019-fundraisers/.

Kate McCann

Lauren Murray

Aoife Kelly

Aislinn McElhennon

Anna Henry

Sponsor a Player Round 1

This is where you can sponsor a player. The more sponsors the better to help with all the stuff needed to make this trip a success. Just click on one of the buttons and fill out the online form.

If you want to use PayPal instead click below. Remember to add name where it says Write a note .

Clodagh O’Kane

Cara Donnelly

Erin O’Connor

Erin O’Kane

Chloe Scullion

Sponsor a Player 2019

In 2017 when the boys went to Clones we did a sponsor the player initiative. As in 2017 we will be giving you a chance to sponsor a player, it could be family, friend, or someone you just really want to support. 

There will be a few ways of donating your money.

1.The players have individual sponsor sheets so you can give them cash.

2. Single direct debit fixed amounts can be paid online by clicking the links that will appear every few days beside the players pen pic.

3. PayPal payments (add the player name to the note in the payment window or leave blank for general donation to the cause).

See the girls pen pics here

Donate via PayPal above. Remember to add players name where it says Write a note (optional) in the payment form.

As this is so important to the girls, could we please make a big effort to support this initiative.

Here are the girls after their county final win over Ballinascreen.

Slieve Gallion Challenge 2019 Results

Another great day at the Slieve Gallion Challenge. Follow the links below to fine all todays results. Thanks to everyone for attending and we hope you all had a great day.

10K results can be seen here:

SlieveGallionChallenge2019-10KResults

5K results can be seen here:

SlieveGallionChallenge2019-5KResults

Category Winners:

Male Open: Tomasz Olszewski
Female Open: Karen McGuigan – Sperrin Harrier
Male 50+: Pat Groogan
Female 50+: Pauline Fullen
5K Male: Andrew Gormley
5K Female: Claire McAtamney

Congratulations and thanks again to all our runners.

Thanks also to all out helpers on the day as well as all the local companies for their continued support of this event.

Slieve Gallion Challenge 19th May 2019

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Ready to Run? 

With a challenging 10k route, and and an easier 5k walk or run, everyone can take part in the Slieve Gallion Challenge. The route is fully on road and though it is challenging it is not advanced. At the Club we are committed to health promotion, and this event, now in it’s 4th year continues to generate momentum.

In beutiful surroundings on the slopes of Slieve Gallion Mountain at the edge of the Sperrins, you can take in the views as you push for your best 10k yet. Chip timing included so you can get your officially recorded times, and we are registered with Athletics NI. You must be over 15 to enter the 10k.

10k run entry £15

5k run entry £10

5k Walk £5

Refreshments will be served afterwards and there are shower and changing facilities available also.

So what are you waiting for……..register now.

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Walkway Lighting Proposal

The club has been in collaborating with Mid Ulster Council regarding lighting the pitch walkway. This will be a great boost to the club and we are looking forward to providing opportuities for the community to use the facilities for healthy activities such as walking in the darker months of the year.

Sketch of the propsed lighting positions around the pitch

We are nearing completion of the planning phase and we will keep you all up to date on how things are going.

Anti Mining Photoshoot

An anti-mining photo shoot will take place with newspaper photographers at Cullion Crossroads at 12:30pm Saturday afternoon.

Desertmartin GAC stands shoulder to shoulder with the local community groups Protect Slieve Gallion, Love Screen Stop Mining and the wider anti mining fraternity in our opposition to the proposed mineral extraction processes and use of harmful chemicals in OUR environment.

Desertmartin GAC stands shoulder to shoulder with the local community groups