Club Notes 15th March 2010


Lucky Numbers: 5, 11, 14 and 16.
No jackpot winner. £50 winner: Ben O’Connor, Gortahork Road.
Next week’s Jackpot: £1250.

Upcoming event

Club Quiz night Friday at 9pm. Come and try your chances against the St Martin’s Egg Heads. £3.00 entry.

Give Blood

The Club will be distributing forms to those who forwarded their names. Please complete and return as soon as possible. On completion the date will be confirmed. If you do not receive a form please contact Seamus 07895627522 or Pat 07718257555.


Club membership is now overdue: Final meeting Monday 23rd 8.00. Late payment will result in no ticket allocation. Adult £20, Underage £10. Concession for third and more children £5.00 each where two adult members are paid up. Contact John Paul 07912173129.


Championship draw has taken place with the Seniors facing Castledawson on the first weekend in May and the reserves taking on our neighbours, Moneymore. I see most publications have us written off already. Hopefully the Lads will prove them wrong.
U8 s and 10s continues this weekend on Saturday. Contact Liam Bradley 028 79301644 07831739474.
Minors played their Hughes McElwee Cup at home to Kilrea on Sunday at 3pm. Playing 13 aside; St Martin’s only had 1 sub and played two players carrying injuries. After a gusty and determined display they were overtaken by a much stronger Kilrea team boasting a panel of 25. Final score 0,9 to 3,12.
Desertmartin started strongly leading 5 points to 2 half way through the half (Declan Murray 3,1f, Aidrian Trainor 2, 1 a 40) Kilrea then got their scoring boots on and picked off 4 points and a goal to one further point from Declan. Leaving the first half 6 points to 1,6. The second half started off the same as the first with the home team picking off 2 points, one each from Aidrian and Declan to bring it back to 1 point. With a bit of luck Marty McGuigan could have rattled the net on the 8th minute. Kilrea again took control and with some top drawer kicking, rattled off six points and two goals. Desertmartin finished the half strongly but could only record one more point from Declan to leave the final score 0,9 to 3,12. With Marty McGuigan substituted through injury, he had to come back on when Aidrian Trainor had to be carried off after shipping a heavy tackle.
U 14 league commences on 13th April away to Ballymaguigan.
U 16s look forward to their first challenge away to Greenlough on 8th April.

The first Senior and reserve league game will be home to our neighbours Lissan on 28th March. Definitely one not to miss. Guest appearance of Sarsfields AOH Band.

All Senior and Reserve players who have not made it out yet please make an effort this week and get registered or you will be unable to play this season.

Please note to be able to play football, membership must be paid. No exceptions!

Ladies Football

With the interest shown so far, we will be fielding an under 16 and senior Ladies team, with the under 14s amalgamating with a local team to play in the Feile. Any further interest, please contact Anne Matterson 07732351672.

Refereeing course

Course for new referees 20th March at Owenbeg. Contact Brian 07918703912.

Hall/ field agenda.

Hall is re-opened. Hope you enjoyed it on 16th
Fundamentals Saturday 10 to 11am P1 toP4 / P5 to P7 11 to 12 £1 per child.
U 12 and 14 training changed to Friday at 6.15 due to St Patricks Day.
Ladies training on Monday 6.30/7.30 Thursday 6.30/7.30.
Senior training Wednesday 7.30/ Friday 7.30/ Sunday Special event.
U16 training Tuesday 6.30/Friday 6.15 Hollow Park.
Minor training Monday 7.30 and Thursday 7.30. Hollow Park. First match 14th March
All hall bookings or cancellations please contact Brian Smith on 07918703912 or Pat Kidd on 07718257555

Golf Classsic

First prize: Two rounds of 4 ball plus overnight stay in City West.
Second prize: One round of 4 ball and overnight stay in Slieve Russel
Third prize: One round of 4 ball at Ballyliffen
Numerous extra prizes. Contact Gerard 07710802359; Chris 07821832400; Adrian 07793626750. Tee-off times on “first come first served” Card filling up fast.

Important dates to keep free:

**Club Quiz Nite every Friday at 9.00pm**
** Monster Bingo late March 28th 3.00pm, £30/ line £100/ house. £300/ last house**
**Boxing Night 16th April. Moneymore Boxing Club takes up the challenge. Fight ticket to be confirmed.
** Golf Classic 4th June at Killymoon .Four balls still available but going fast. **
** Desertmartins Got Talent June 26th Back for second year. Get practicing**

Anyone interested in a regular night to play 45 contact Michael 07740411471

Volunteer Information

Following interest in the Referees position, we thank Mark Bradley for volunteering and wish him all success in the future. If you were interested, and are disappointed at missing your chance at joining “The Men in Black”, don’t panic, we can field more than two referees so please contact Pat Kidd on 07718257555 and we will accommodate you. Last call this year.
Congratulations to the hall committee for the professional job refurbishing the hall floor.
Once the ground conditions allow maintenance of the field will commence. If you are interested in assisting please contact Michael on 07740411471.
Would you or your company be interested in sponsorship? Field banner/ Score board/ Jerseys, contact Pat or Brian.
The Club require a Cultural Officer. Interested in Irish history/ music/ dancing etc, please apply. This position is open to job share due to the variety of role.
Final registration Monday night 8.00pm. No access to tickets after this date.

Executive meeting: 29th March 8.30pm

Due to deadlines the notices for the paper must be forwarded latest Sunday night to be included. Forward to Or phone 07740411471.