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Sean Mac Diarmada Notes

January 25th, 2011

Sean Mac Diarmada Notes 27-01-11

Dates for Your Diary:

Friday 4th February – Co Monaghan Scor Semi-Finals- Ardaghey @ 8pm

Saturday 5th February – Seans V Foreglen away (Derry) Ulster Intermediate League @2pm

Saturday 5th February – Dr Ward Cup Winning Team Presentation Night

Friday 25th February – Jubilee Mass

Presentation Night:

Our presentation night for the Junior Football League winning team, will take place on Saturday 5th February. This promises to be a good night, with tickets for buffet and entertainment keenly priced @€12:50. The tickets can be purchased from any committee member over the next few weeks. Double All-Ireland, player of the year winner, and victorious International Rules captain Pádraic Joyce will be guest of honour on the night.

Team Affairs:

Last Saturday evening Gary and co. held their team meeting to set out their stall for the coming year. Paul Lennon was formally introduced to the players and outlined his approach for the immediate future. Paul brings a wealth of experience with him having trained the County Down hurlers for three years. Training began swiftly on Sunday morning and continues on Tuesday’s and Friday’s @ 8pm. An open invitation is extended to all those who wish to play adult football to make themselves available for training at these times. With fixtures coming thick and fast over the coming weeks, all hands will need to be at the pump. We wish them well in their endeavours.

Ulster Intermediate League:

The club is participating in this year’s Ulster Intermediate League. This is a perfect opportunity to compete against teams in a similar division throughout the province. The first outing is away to Foreglen, Co Derry, on Saturday 5th February @ 2pm. Foreglen is approximately 4 miles from Dungiven. Other teams in our group are Madden-Co Armagh, Ardoyne-Belfast, Stewartstown-Co Tyrone, Buncrana- Co Donegal. These games are scheduled to be played on consecutive weekends.


Congratulations to Padraic Mc Guirk and David Mc Entee who won the North England University League Cup 2011 while playing for Liverpool Hope University. This was accomplished by defeating John Moore’s University by 4 points in the final on Sunday 23rd January.

Jubilee Year Celebrations:

The jubilee year celebrations will commence on Friday 25th February with mass in St Mary’s Church, and light refreshments will be served in the complex immediately after. This will be the first part of a series of celebrations throughout the year. More details later.


Enda has extended an OPEN INVITATION to all those who would like to assist in any way with coaching and mentoring any juvenile team in the coming year. He intends to hold a meeting this Saturday @ 9pm in the complex. It is hoped that as many parents can come along and help out in the running of the juveniles. Help is very important at all juvenile trainings and matches, even if it is only to do an umpiring job or keep stock of jerseys and footballs.


The Scor semi-final for 2011 will take place on Friday 4th February in Ardaghey community centre- note change of venue. Rosaleen would like to thank all those who made themselves available to compete and for arranging practice sessions to get geared up for the Co Semi-Final. These competitors will need and deserve all the encouragement they can get on the night, so please come out in force.

Dancing Classes:

Dancing classes continue at the usual time. Ceile dancing on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Set dancing on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm also.


The mini JACKPOT stands at €800 on 45 calls next Monday night. Meanwhile the BIG JACKPOT is now €12,400 on 45 calls. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


The club membership subscription for 2011 is now due, and should be paid as soon as possible to registrar Enda Murphy or Ciaran Mc Entee  who will gratefully accept all donations on behalf of the club. Prompt payment will ensure that you continue to be a club member for 2011.

Information for Notes:

Anybody wishing to publicise club events or items of note can do so by e-mailing the PRO by Sunday night @ 8 o’clock. The e-mail address is


There was no jackpot winner of this week’s Totto Jackpot of €5600. The number sequence drawn was as follows:           


€20 Lucky Dip Winners:

Fergal Mc Guigan, Mullinahinch
Martin Tierney, Tattenclave
Hugh Brennan, Monaghan
Kay Debs, Ballybay
Noel Mc Kenna, Mullinahinch
Brian Elliott, Cavanagarvan
Tommy Moyna, Scotstown
Jamie Mc Crudden, Rosefield
Gerard Murphy, Roslea
Eugene Fay, Lisboduff
Edel Linden, Rooskey




Next Week’s Jackpot stands at €5800.

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