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Club Newsletter - 6 March 2017

posted 7 Mar 2017, 05:02 by ballymacnab armagh

BALLYMACNAB ROUND TOWERS GFC Newsletter – 06/03/2017


Our Seniors were to play Pearse Og on Sunday in a challenge game but unfortunately the game fell a victim to the weather. The 1stRound of the Championship v Culloville will be played in Silverbridge on Friday 11 August in Silverbridge @715pm.


The Reserves will play Lissummon on Sunday in the Belleek Tournament. Match in Belleek @3pm.


The Under 14s 1stRound Feile game also fell a victim to the weather at the weekend. The game away to Carrickcruppen has been rescheduled for Wednesday, throw in @715pm. The winners will travel to O’Doirnan Blues on Saturday @2pm.


Indoor training continues every Saturday at St Patrick's Grammar School for Under 6, 8, 10, and 12.5 teams

Times for age groups:

Under 6&8 (P1-P4) 2-2:45pm (New recruits welcome!)

Under 10&12.5 (P5-1st year) 2:45-3:45pm

To help cover cost each age group to pay £2, £5 for family of 3 or more. £10 Membership/Registration fee can also be paid at these sessions.


The Functional Movement Screening (FMS) programme continues every Monday at the Clubrooms. All players in 1stYear to Under 18 are to take part. Indoor training gear should be worn.


Well done to Under 12 players Joe Crilly and Orlaith Beagan who both played at Half Time at Sunday's Armaghgame


W/c 06/03/17 Lucky numbers were 9-23-27-31. No winner. 6 Match 3s: Joan Murphy, Val Lester, Stephen McParland, Michael McKee, Tommy & Eilish Mone, Kerrie Beagan. Sellers to collect winnings from John McKee. Next Draw – Monday 13/03/17, JACKPOT£5,400 (Rota: KGribben & BMcKee). Tickets can be purchased online via

Ballymacnab is a platform that helps sports clubs raise additional funds online. provides clubs with the tools and marketing support to assist them ...

We thank all who currently sell and purchase lotto tickets every week. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and contributes substantially to financing ‘the Club’.

Can you play a part by selling at least 5 tickets every week? Sellers gain entry to a Monthly sellers draw, 1 entry for every 20 tickets sold during the month (draw takes place on the last Monday of each month). Please contact any member of the Committee to get involved. All sold tickets must be left in O’Tooles Bar before 9pm on the night (normally each Monday night) of each weekly draw


The Monthly Draw shall take place on Wednesday 8 March. All sellers are asked to make their returns by then.


Membership for 2017 should be paid to the Club Registers, Brendan McKee or Seamus McArdle by 17 March 2017. Over 18 £20, Under 18 £10. A Registration Night shall be held in the Clubrooms on Friday 10 March 730-830pm. All existing, lapsed and new members welcome. Paying your membership is an invaluable means of raising fund for the club. All players at all levels are reminded the importance of paying membership for insurance purposes and eligibility for the forthcoming competitive season, both training and games.


A 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser in memory of John Grugan will be held on Saturday 11 March @ 11am in Parkanaur Forest Park, Dungannon,. All proceeds in aid of UCD Volunteers Overseas.


Under 14 - Training Wednesday 7.30 -8.30pm and Saturday morning 11.30 -12.30pm please remember water and £1s. On Sunday past the under 14s had a very enjoyable trip to the All Ireland club finals in Croke Park, unfortunately Tyrone champions Eglish were beaten by the narrowest of margins but the girls were delighted when the other Ulster reps Slaughtneil of Derry were crowned Senior champions. Armagh county feile takes place on Saturday 01st April.

Under 16 - Training on Thursdays 7-8pm.

Senior - Training on Monday and Friday at 6.45pm sharp in the field.

Indoor Blitzes- Under 8s and 10s have a blitz in Meadowbank in Magherafelt on 19th March, more details to follow.

Registration- Registration evening on Wednesday 08th March at the clubrooms from 7.30 -8.30pm. Over 18s £50 and all under 18s is £25. Registration fee is made up of player insurance, fee to Croke Park, fee to Ulster Council and fee to Armagh County Board and the club covers the deficit.


Crochet Class in Ballymacnab Hall every Wednesday 7.30pm –9.30pm. New members welcome.

Céilí dancing every Thursday in Ballymacnab Hall 8.30pm – 10pm. New beginners welcome.


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