Club notes 14th June 2010


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Prizes galore were fiercely contested awarded on this very successful night.

1st prize, 2 rounds of 4ball and overnight stay in City west Dublin went to Barry Kerr, Ryan Murphy, Murtagh O’Brien and Frank Niblock.

2nd prize, 1 round of 4ball and overnight stay at Slieve Russell went to B Kidd, K Conway, J Conway and J McGinn.

3rd prize, 4 golf bags or vouchers went to big Joe Mulholland, Ben Henry, Seamus Shivers and David O’Connor.

4th prize, a 4ball at Ballylifin Donegal went to Terry Murphy, Dan Sonner, Tony McCann, and Seamus Coyle.

5th prize, a 4ball at Killymoon Golf Club went to Tony McKernan, John Walex, Simon Wiggins and James Frein.

Nearest to the pin prizes were as follows:

Hole 2, Sportique voucher, Greg O’Hagan.

Hole 7, Toners Supermarket voucher, Mark McSwiggan

Hole 8, Walshes Hotel voucher, Eamonn Mulholland

Hole 11, Sizzlers voucher, Shane Kelly.

Hole 13, Dunnes voucher, Seamus Shivers

Hole 16, Terrace Hotel voucher, Cathal Kelly

Hole 15 was the longest drive, and I believe some golfers took three strokes to reach it, was won by Colin Reid.

Ladies prize was won by Carmel Hagan.

The raffle was drawn on the night with the following prizes:

Electric power caddy, won by Paddy Molley.

Greenvale Hotel voucher, won by Hugh McGarry.

4 tickets for The Shepherds Rest, won by Padraig McKaigue.

The Organising Committee wish to thank everyone who helped on the day, Killymoon Golf Club for the use of their premises and all those who took part on the day making it a resounding success. A special thanks for all the sponsors and those who gave donations and vouchers, 156 in total, with 228 golfers taking part.


All those interested in attending the Gaeltacht please contact Veronica on 07799328966 or Pat on 07718257555.

VHI GAA Cul Camp

Cul Camp is programmed for 10th August. Contact the schools for an application form. First child £32. Second child, £27, third, £20.


The All Ireland Feile will be taking part on the first week of July. A full agenda will be available shortly. The club will be hosting the Gloucestershire U14 boys and, along with Ardtrea, the Cavan U14 girls.

The Patrick Higgins Memorial Cup 12th June.

This annual event is looked forward to by clubs all over the county and on a beautiful Saturday morning Bellaghy came out winners defeating Ballinderry in the final.


U14 home to Bellaghy15th June at 7.30 and believe it or not away to Bellaghy 2nds 15th June at 7.30 in the championship. Having won the Feile they will be difficult to beat so get out ther and roar the young lads on.

U16 away to St Patricks 10th June was postponed to 24th due to exams.

Minors fresh from their exam break  will play Slaughtmanus at home on 21st and away to Foreglen on 28th and look forward to Craigbane on 19th July in Championship football.

The Reserves face Ballymaguigan on Friday at 7.30. Extra time if a draw. Possibly at Longfield but check official fixtures for confirmation.

Seniors/ reserves away to Ogra Colmcille Sunday 2.00 and 3.30.

Seniors face Castledawson on Thursday 24th at Dean McGlinchy Park for teh final of the McGlinchy Cup.


SENIORS; Greenlough 1,18 Desertmartin 7

This was a game played at a very high tempo, no quarter was asked for and none was given. A number of controversial decisions were to turn the game in Greenlough’s favour and they ran out the game comfortably against 14 men.

Greenlough opened the scoring on the first minute only for it to be cancelled out by one from Cormac McGuckin. Jimmy McElhennon hit a free off the post out and wide before Enda McGuckin landed his first free short and Greenlough cleared their lines and briskly attacked winning a free that they duly converted along with one from play in the same minute. Then we had the first controversial decision. A long ball was pumped into the Greenlough square, Mickey McCann got enough on it to deflect it into the net only to see a perfectly good goal ruled out for a square ball. Ruairi Murray and Enda both hit wide before Greenlough took their 4th point. In the next minute Desertmartin built up a good attack getting the ball to Ruairi on the 13 with Eoin Hegarty coming off his shoulder. Ruairi set him up but Eoin dragged the ball wide of the post. On the 18th minute, Brian McElhennon blocked a certain goal but Greenlough worked the ball back and converted a point. Two minutes later they succeeded where they failed and rattled the net to leave the scores 1,5 to 1 point. A hopeless tally for St Martins who were every bit as good as the home team but had failed to convert their possession. Greenlough scored the next point before Ruairi Murray and Ryan Kidd added one each for the Men in Yellow. Then the second controversial event saw Ryan Kidd harshly sent off . With 15v15 Desertmartin were in with a shout but in such a competitive game, it was virtually impossible to stage a come-back. Greenlough went on to score 3 more points to leave the half time score 1,9 to 3 points.

The second half started with Mark Madden replacing Shane O’Neill but the Greenlough scores continued as before, picking off 3 in the first 7 minutes to a wide from Paul McFlynn before a goal bound shot was deflected over the bar for their 4th point of the half, quickly followed up with another from play. Jimmy McElhennon registered St Martins first point of the second half in the 10th minute only to see it cancelled out immediately. Mark McCrystal replaced Eoin Hegarty and Declan Murray replaced Paul McGovern. Enda McGuckin rallied with a point from a free but under pressure Ruairi was forced wide a minute later. Greenlough replied with one of their own from play before Mickey McCann, working hard in the centre half forward picked off his first point in the 22nd minute to leave the score 1,17 to 7 points. With Paul McFlynn unable to convert his attempt, Greenlough closed the game out with the final point from a free.

Over the previous weeks we have complained about our injuries and Lord knows we have had plenty this season but you have to play the cards you are dealt. The men selected must show they deserve the chance they have been given. Too many times the 50/50 ball has been lost. If you give your marker, the advantage of being in front, don’t complain when you cannot win the ball. This game in particular showed we can get our fair share of the ball but cannot take the scores. Perhaps confidence is all that is lacking, as the talent is definitely there, talent in bagfuls. One day it will all click. We saw glimpses of it in Swatragh. Perhaps this Sunday away to Ogra Colmcille we will return to winning ways.

RESERVES Greenlough 3,12 Desertmartin 7

This game saw Greenlough much the sharper side finding it much easier to take their scores closing out the first half 8 points to 3. John Hughes, Mark Madden and Declan Murray scoring for Desertmartin. Declan Kidd pulling off a double goal block late in the half. The second half started with Greenlough scoring their 9th point before John Hughes score from a free. Greenlough were to pick off  3 more before Mark Madden scored a good individual point running 50 yards and hitting the ball over the bar. To leave the scores 12 points to 4. Greenlough went on to score 2 goals in quick succession before Mark Madden after another good run found himself in on goal but his shot was well blocked by the keeper. Desertmartin kept the pressure on and Enda O Hagan scored a point from a free in the 22nd minute. In the next 3 minutes, Declan Murray had 2 glorious goal chances but saw the first rifle wide of the post and the second cone back off the crossbar and clear. Enda O’Hagan scored Desertmartin’s final point with a long-range ball being allowed to bounce over the bar. Greenlough finished out the half with a goal to close out the game 3,12 to 7 points.

Under 14 footbal

The lads meet Ogramore on Tuesday at 7.30 and closed out a difficult game 1,8 to 6,4. The look forward to Bellaghy B at home on Tuesday 15th and again on the 22nd in Bellaghy in the championship.

U 16 football

U16s play St Patricks at home on Thursday 24th June at 7.30

Minor football

Monday 21st finds the Minors at home facing Slaughtmanus with Foreglen waiting for them on 28th over the Glenshane.

Field maintenance: Anyone interested in assisting with field maintenance please contact Michael on 07740411471 or Pat on 07718257555. With the Feile happening the first weekend in July all assistance will be required to prepare the grounds and facilities.

It would be greatly appreciated if reports could be forwarded for the U8/10, U16 and Minor boys and all Ladies football for inclusion in the notes. Forward to