Club notes 28th June 2010


Last weeks numbers 9, 22, 23, 24. No jackpot winner £50 Josephine Bradley Curr Road.

Next week £2000 jackpot. If there is no seller in your area contact Michael 07740411471

Previous week 3, 14, 16, 23. No jackpot winner, £50 winner Ronan Henry Brackaghlislea Rd.


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. With a change to the previous schedule, the Gloucestershire U14 boys will be arriving late on Thursday night. We ask all the host families to keep in touch with Danny McStravock. The Cavan Lurgan U14 girls, will be arriving at 11am on Friday 2nd July. At 12, the Lurgan Ladies will play Desertmartin/Ardtrea, with Gloucestershire boys playing Desertmartin at 1pm. These games will be Feile competition games and we would ask all members possible to attend to officiate. At 2.30, the visitors will have dinner and at 3.30 prompt; all four teams will head for Derry for the Feile parade.

The parade will assemble at Celtic Park, walk past Free Derry corner to the Guild Hall and terminate at Magee College. With 160 teams taking part, 15000 people are expected so be early. Please note;

1)    Parking at Celtic Park will be coaches and stewards only. All others please use car parks as directed.

2)    Due to Child Protection, should you wish to take photographs of the teams, you must inform a member of Feile Committee eg, Brian Smith.

On Saturday at 8.30, all teams will meet at the Gaelic Centre for transport to Ballymaguigan for the boys and Ballinderry for the girls. Packed lunches will be required. The boys will meet Philadelphia and Ballymaguigan U14s, with the girls meeting St Nathys Sligo and Ballinderry. Lurgan Girls and Gloucestershire will meet at 7pm at Longfield for dinner.

Mass will be held in the Gaelic Centre at 8pm for all the teams, parents, host families and all who wish to attend. A table quiz will commence at 9pm with music and dancing from local celebrities from 10.30 to late. Please attend and give our guests a great time.

Sunday schedule will be dictated by results on Saturday.


U14 away to Bellaghy 2nds 15th June at 7.30 in the championship. Having won the Feile, Bellaghy will be difficult to beat so get out there and roar the young lads on.

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

Minors have a two-week break as Slaughtmanus were unable to field on Monday and the Foreglen game is postponed, as Claudy School will be receiving their county medals that day. Congratulations to Claudy on their success. The Minors can look forward to Craigbane on 19th July in Championship football.

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

Seniors/ reserves will have no match this incoming weekend


SENIORS; Castledawson 3,16  Desertmartin 0,5

Perhaps there was a reason to play this game mid week when most players could not make it but for the life of me, I can not come up with one. Desertmartin fielded with less than half of a senior team and the rest from the reserves. The result was obvious before the ball was even thrown in and Castledawson ran out easy winners 3,16 to 0,5. Hard to come up with a positive from this game other than there were no further injuries that I am aware of.k but when the ball came off the post, the corner forward reacted faster and punched the ball into the net to take the lead 1,1 to 3. Desertmartin attacked again and when Enda was fouled, he leveled the scores. Ogra attacked again and although the defence cleared the ball, indecision led to Ogra overturning possession and scoring a point. With the defence at sixes and sevens, the home side failed with their next two attacks but the writing was on the wall. The next attack resulted in another goal and when the high ball was pumped in again an own goal left the score 3,3 to 4 points. A point each before the end of the first half (Enda free after Mickey McCann fouled) left the score 3,4 to 5 points.

Under 14 Football

Unlike the game the previous week, Desertmartin found their stride from the start and Hayden Murray opened the scores with a well-taken goal. Bellaghy however responded with two goals of their own, with the second one being a shot for a point that dropped under the bar. Eunan O’Kane worked tirelessly but on numerous occasions was fouled. Oran Kelly showed his accuracy converting two frees, before Bellaghy hit again with another two goals. Andy Leyden was tightly marked at full forward and got very little change from the Bellaghy full back. Oran Kelly pegged on another free, to be followed by Daniel O’Hagan from play before Andy finally lost his marker and buried the ball in the back of the net. Bellaghy hit the final score of the half, a point to leave the scores 4,1 to 2,4.

In the second half, with Andy moved to net duty and Ronan Devlin in full forward, Desertmartin found it difficult to get the elusive goals with Bellaghy all to often using the blanket defence. With Bellaghy using as many players as possible between the St Martins attack and goal as possible, they made good use of the quick counter attack, stretching the St Martins defence to breaking point. Half way through the half, the goals came and although Desertmartin scored 5 points, Bellaghy added 3 goals and 6 points to their first half tally to close out the half 7,7 to 2,9. While Desertmartin had numerous scoring chances, their inability to take the decisive goals is a hard lesson learned. Eunan O’Kane had to retire in the second half after a crunching tackle and follow through resulted in him hobbling off the field. He was ably replaced by Ruairi Kelly. The Lads look forward to the Feile weekend in section six along with Gloucestershire, Ballymaguigan and Philadelphia.

U 16 Football

U16s game against St Patricks is cancelled, until further notice.

Ladies Football

The Ladies will meet Dungiven for a game on Thursday at 7.00.

Minor Football

With no game next week, the Management request all players to attend training for the buildup to the championship. All players, fit and injured are requested to attend.

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