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Piarsaigh An Ghallbhaile Notes: Week Beginning 12th Of December

By Francis O'Neill Fri 16th Dec

draw-winner1Annual AGM
On Sunday 4th December we held our 2016 Annual AGM.   With great numbers in attendance all reports were read and matters addressed.  The 2017 committee is as follows:
Honorary President:          Kieran Brannigan
Honorary Vice-President: Plunkett McCrory
Chairperson:                     Sean Carberry
Vice-Chairperson:           Kevin Corrigan
Secretary:                           Gareth Rafferty
Assistant Secretary:        Kevin McVeigh
Treasurer:                           Aisling McCrory
PRO:                                      Marie Rafferty
Assistant PRO:                   Sinead McCann
Cultural Officer:                 Mairead Hurson
Children’s Officer:           Kevin McVeigh
Committee Members:   Ned Murphy, Seamus McVeigh, Damien Quinn, Sean Hurson, Conor Brannigan, Pauline Bowman, Pat McKeown, Noel McKeown, Larry Murphy, Paddy Tally, Pauric Rafferty & Justina Mulgrew.

Club Lotto
No Jackpot Winner.  This week’s numbers (Tuesday 13th December) were: 6, 2, 3 & 13.  Our 5 lucky dip winners winning £20 each: Celene Lennon, Aoife Brannigan, Christy McVeigh, Ciara Corr & Martin McCool.  Next week’s jackpot returns to £1,900.  Next Draw takes place on Tuesday 20th December at 9pm where we will have 10 lucky dip winners just in time for Christmas.  There will be a break until 3rd January so don’t miss out on your chance!  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.

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 16th December                   7.30pm – 9pm
Sunday 18th December                  11am – 12noon
Friday 23rd December                    7.30pm – 9pm

Scór na nÓg 2016
We will be hosting the Ulster Final of the Scor na nOg on Saturday 14th January 2017 at 5pm.

Marathon Match
Liam Rafferty, one of our Senior Men has been selected to play in the ‘Marathon Match’ 24 hour Gaelic football game in aid of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and Michaela Foundation on 7th/8th January in Garvaghey Centre- Home of Tyrone GAA.  Along with 41 other players from across Ireland they’ll be playing for 24 hours in order to break the world record for the longest Gaelic football game.  Liam is raising money for both charities and has set up his Everyday Hero page. If you are able to donate anything he would appreciate any help you can offer in helping him reach his fundraising target.  If you would like to donate just click the link below:-

Vintage Hill Christmas Lights Switch On
This Friday night Laurence, Nicola McCrory & Family will be hosting their Annual Christmas Light switch on at 7.30pm.  For more information click on this link:

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.
Minding Your Head has information on how to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing and the issues that can affect it, eg anxiety or depression.
About Helplines. Helplines Network NI is a membership led organisation consisting of over 25 different helplines operating across Northern Ireland.
The Niamh Louise Foundation – Suicide Support Group 028 8775 3327
Niamh Louise Youth Street Collection Dungannon.  Thank you to all those who volunteered & who donated to our street collection in Dungannon Square on Saturday.
Lifeline 0808 808 8000
Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to support people affected by suicide.  116 123
We as an organisation and as individuals will give supportive care to people suffering emotional pain and hurt.  028 7126 69999
AWARE Defeat Depression  0845 120 2961

Internet Safety
Following on from a successful presentation hosted by St Josephs 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.

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Thoughts & Prayers
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Danny Murphy (Burren), Roddy Gormley (Carrickmore), Maurice McCloughan (Fintona) & Killian Doherty (Drumquin) on their 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.

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