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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 21st Of November

By Francis O'Neill Thu 24th Nov

draw-winner1Annual Dinner Dance
On Saturday 19th November we held our much anticipated Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising Draw.  This was the culmination of a year of hard work on and off the field for our footballers, committee and members.   The night began with a delicious dinner provided by Sean Owens and company and this followed with an overview of the past year from our Club Secretary & Chairman.  Our Guest Speaker Pat Darcy spoke very well on how we have developed as a club over the past years and spoke very well on what the future may hold.

We then went on to present our 1991 Senior Intermediate League Champions & their management team of Benny Haughey, Kieran Brannigan & Pauric Rafferty.

Presentations were then made to our County Representatives; Laura Kane (Tyrone Senior Ladies), Ronan McGeary (Tyrone U21’s) & Daniel Kerr (Tyrone Minors).

Our senior ladies were then presented with their Junior League Medals & Shield with their managers Tony McVeigh & Ronan McGeary.

Sean Hurson then received a special recognition reward for representing our club with great distinction.

Next up was our Annual Club Awards:

Ladies Youth Players of the Year:  Shannon McKeown & Catherine Walker

Kieran & Michael McGeary Memorial Cup (Youth Player of the Year):  Daniel Kerr & Conor Quinn

Terry Kelly Memorial Cup (Reserve Player of the Year):  Enda McAleer

Owen Nugent Memorial Cup (Club Person of the Year):  Sinead McCann

Ladies Senior Player of the Year:  Alicia McGuigan

John Quinn Memorial Cup (Senior Player of the Year): Fearghal McGarrity

That brought to a conclusion to the awards and next up was the eagerly awaited results of our Fundraising Draw.  Over the past 16 weeks many members of our club travelled near and far knocking on doors selling tickets for our draw.  The effort that was made by everyone was outstanding and truly reflected on our final figure raised.

THANK YOU to everyone who sold or bought a ticket, every ticket sold was greatly appreciated.

Our winners were:

£10,000  Martin Fox (Dungannon)
£2,000  Jim Campbell (Derrytresk)
£1000  Ellie Rose Quinn (Galbally)
£500  Sean Hughes (Coalisland)
£500  Sophia Armstrong (Carrickmore
£100  Shane Groogan (Carrickmore)
£100  Gerry Small (Dungannon)
£100  Annie Nugent (Cabragh)
£100  Austin & Seamus (KN Group)
£100  Kevin Meenan (Mountfield)
£100  Jim Kelly (Maghera)
£100  Niamh McCloskey (Glenullin)
£100  Kevin & Ciaran Rafferty (Killymoyle)
£100  Conor Devlin (Ardboe)
£100  Charlie & John Joe Taggart (Clonoe)

Pictures from this night are on our Facebook Page and Website

Scór na nÓg 2016
Well done to our Caoimhe Loughran who has made it through to the Tyrone County Final of the Scór na nÓg.  The final will take place in St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh on Sunday 4th December.  All support welcome.

Hard luck to our dancing group made up of Ella Hetherington, Mia McCann, Maeve Donnelly, Sarah Donnelly, Terese McKane & Aislinn Rafferty who didn’t get through but this young group of girls will be back stronger than ever for next year.

Dates For Your Diary
Thursday 1st December – Youth Presentation Night at 7pm
Sunday 4th December – Annual AGM
Nomination forms are now available to download from our website, Ffacebook and are available in Tally’s Shop & Donnelly’s Post Office.

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 22nd November) were:  7, 10, 11 & 14.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each: Sharon Corrigan, Teresa McKeown, Malachy Quinn (Killyharry), Brendan Hurson & Noel Donaghy.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £1,750.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 29th November at 9pm.  If you need a lotto seller to call to your home, contact any committee member or alternatively tickets can be purchased in Tally’s Mace or Donnelly’s Post Office.  Lotto is an essential source of income for the club & your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Good Luck to Laura Kane & Sean Hurson who have been nominated in the Team Talk Mag All -Star awards for Junior Ladies Footballer & Referee respectively.  All roads will lead to Bundoran on Friday 25th November 2016.

Good Luck
Good Luck to our neighbours Pomeroy & Rock in their Ulster Senior Championship Club Finals on this Sunday.

Club Shop
Our Christmas club is up and running and we have received stock of our new gear for Christmas.  Many items have already been pre-ordered and sizes cannot be guaranteed.  Once the stock is gone we will be unable to get extra sizes in before Christmas.  If you are interested in purchasing these goods please call into the club shop during opening hours with a deposit and we can reserve these for you.

Opening Hours:
Friday 25th November   7.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday 2nd December     7.30pm – 9pm
Friday 9th December      7.30pm – 9pm
Sunday 11th December 11am – 12 noon
Friday 16th December   7.30pm – 9pm
Sunday 18th December 11am – 12noon
Friday 23rd December   7.30pm – 9pm

Health & Well-Being
Please see below a list of names, numbers and web addresses of organisations that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.  You never have to be alone, there is always someone out there to speak to.
Niamh Louise Foundation 028 8775 3327
Lifeline 0808 808 8000
Samaritans 116 123
ZEST 028 7126 69999
AWARE Defeat Depression 0845 120 2961 www.aware–

Internet Safety
Following on from a successful presentation hosted by St Joseph’s Primary School, Galbally we would encourage as many parents to be aware of for your child’s Internet usage and Online Reputation.  Further details available from the primary school.

Club Notes
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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Joe Packie Nugent (Altaglushan) on his recent passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with any families in the area who are dealing with bereavement or illness in their family at this time.

The dates and times of matches & training are subject to change – please keep up to date on our Facebook & Twitter pages. 

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