Club Notes 8th March 2010


This week’s lucky Nos: 1, 6, 10 and 23.
No jackpot winner. £50 winner: Grainne Higgins Tobermore Road.
Next week’s Jackpot: £1200.

Upcoming Major event

Back by public demand JUSTIN McGURK & the BOOGIE MEN on 16th March, entrance £8.00. He brought the house down last time. They talked about it for weeks. Don’t miss it. Irish stew and beverages available. Tickets available from all executive members.

Give Blood

Final call! The Club wish to arrange a date to give blood locally. We require 100 volunteers and are presently over half way there. If you or anyone you know are interested please contact Seamus 07895627522; Danny 07709611910 or Pat 07718257555.


Club membership is now overdue: 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.
U8 s and 10s indoor tournament scheduled for 13th March. Contact Liam Bradley 028 79301644 07831739474.
Under 14s played their fourth game on Sunday at home to the Loup who were fresh from their victory over Ballinderry. Final score 1.0 to 4.2. The Desertmartin defence continued strongly from their previous games with the Loup having to work hard for every ball, with their physical size being the only thing letting them down. The loss of Curtis from the midfield was difficult to replace. Daniel O’Hagan, at full back was well supported by Paul McCrystal and Rauiri O’Kane to his right and left. Hayden was assisted by Ben Norton and Eunan O’Kane at half back. With Andy Leyden in goals Desertmartin held their fair share of possession. The St Martin’s lads were first to most balls and their support play was as good as any seen this season. Ronan Devlin performed strongly in the forwards, ably supported by Ryan and Oran. The Loup picked off two goals against the balance of play before our forwards pulled back a goal from Rory Kelly, to leave the first half 1 goal to 2 goals.
The second half started with Andy Leyden moving out field and Oran Scollin taking over between the sticks. The Loup were awarded a dubious penalty and confidently slotted the ball home. This score unsettled the home team and The Loup followed up with two points. A strong display from Hayden Murray resulted in a penalty for St Martin’s but the keeper stood firm to not only save the goal but release their mid field who raced up the field to score another goal. Hayden continued with strong running being fouled on a regular basis. Ronan found it difficult to shake his marker and Desertmartin using all their subs, they failed to score in the second half to leave the final score, 1.0 to 4.2. It must be remembered that half this team is still under 12 with a sprinkling of primary 6 players also. Their determination to field in the higher level will stand them in good stead in the incoming league.
Minors play in the Hughes McElwee Cup at home to Kilrea on 14th March 3.00pm.
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 St Patricks Sarsfields.
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 closed till Sunday 14th
All training in the hall is cancelled until Sunday 14th due to refurbishment of the hall floor. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Ladies training on Monday 6.30/7.30 Thursday 6.30/7.30.
Senior training Wednesday 7.30/ Friday 7.30/ Sunday Special event.
U12/ U14 training Wednesday 6.15. Match details to follow.
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:

**16th March Justin McGurk** £8.00 food and beverages.
** 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. **
** Desertmartins Got Talent June 26th Back for second year. Get practicing**

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.
The Hall Committee are refurbishing the main hall. If you have a few hours and enjoy a bit of craic, contact Adrian 07793626750, Chris or Gerard. Many thanks for all voluntary work 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.
Executive meeting: 15th 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.