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Sean Mac Diarmada Notes

February 8th, 2011

Sean Mac Diarmada Notes 10-02-11

Dates for Your Diary:

Fri 18th February – Co Monaghan Scor Final, Clontibret Community Centre @ 8pm

Sat 12th February – Seans V Buncrana (home) Ulster Intermediate League @3pm

Fri 11th March – Jubilee Mass.

Presentation Night:

Our presentation night for the Junior Football League winning team, took place last Saturday night in front of a large crowd. It proved to be an enjoyable night with presentations made to several of our club members. Newlyweds who were presented on the night were: Mr & Mrs Gary Mc Entee, Mr & Mrs Gregory Mc Mahon and Mr & Mrs Declan Mc Guirk.  Four officers, namely Mickey c Mahon, Cormac Connolly, Sean Mc Elvaney and Danny Clerkin were presented with mementos after stepping down from the committee at last year’s AGM. I have no doubt these men still have a lot to offer to the club in the future, and their stepping down is only temporary. Stephen Hagan was presented with a small gift in recognition of his sterling services to refereeing in the county this year.   More details next week.

Team Affairs:

 Last Saturday our intermediate team made the long journey to Foreglen in Derry to play the locals. The team lined out as follows: Eamonn Mc Quillan, Donal Mc Guigan, Paraic Mc Guirk, Stephen Clerkin, Nigel Lynch, artin Kieran, Brian Mc Quaid, Emlyn Clerkin, Conal Mc Crudden, David Mc Entee, Noel Rice, Danny Mc Nally, Darren Keely, Damian Larkin, Shane O’ Neill,  Philip Farrell, Stephen Mc Elvaney, Sean Mc Kenna, Fergal Mc Quillan. This was a promising display from our experienced players and also good displays from Brian Mc Quaid and Danny Mc Nally. Our next match is at home this Saturday to the Donegal outfit Buncrana @ 3pm.


Anybody interested in taking up refereeing should contact the Chairman, Gerry Lynch as referee courses will be beginning soon. With nearly 800 juvenile matches alone to be refereed throughout the county this year, it is very important we have enough referees.

Jubilee Year Celebrations:

The jubilee year celebrations will commence on Friday 11th March 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. This date has been moved due to the General Election taking place on Friday 25th February, which was our previous date.

Under8’s and 10’s
Training for this age group will commence on Saturday morning (5th) at 10 sharp.
Mentors for the year are Patrick Kieran (jnr) Catherine Slowey & James Mc Aleer.

Under 12’s
Training for this age group continues this  Saturday @3pm, and Tuesday evenings @6:45pm sharp.
Mentors for the year are Stephan Hagan, Bernard Clerkin, Noel Rice and James Mc Aleer.

Under 14’s
Training for this team continues every  Sunday at 12.00 sharp.
Mentors for the above year are James Treanor, Jerome Mannering, Christian Keenan & Enda Murphy
Competition for this age group starts on the 19th of March
Under16’s & Minors
There will be a team meeting for these two age groups this Friday @ 7pm in the complex, attendance is important to arrange training over the next few weeks, as competition starts in Early April.
U14 Development Aquad:

There will be training for the under 14 development squad in Cloghan this Saturday. There will be a bus leaving the complex @9pm and going to Cloghan via Corcaghan.
A foundation course in coaching and child protection is scheduled for the start of March so please contact Enda or Nigel and get involved.


Four of our representatives  made their way to the county final in Scor llast Friday night. The county final will take place in Clontibret on Friday 18th February @8pm. A big thank you to all our competitors, who provided great entertainment on the night and the club members both young and old who gave them fabulous support.

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 €1000 on 45 calls next Monday night. Meanwhile the BIG JACKPOT is now €12,600 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. A special reminder to all players that it is imperative membership is played before you take to the field of play.

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 €5900. The number sequence drawn was as follows:           


The €20 Lucky Dip Winners on the night were as follows:

Sean Mac Domhnaill, Na Mullai
Aidan Mc Kenna,Annahagh Lane,  Monaghan
Michael & JP Mc Mahon, Scotstown
Heiton Buckley, Milltown
Larry & Mary Mc Connon, Kilnaclay
Aidan McEntee, Drumaclan
Eugene Ward, Ardaghey
Malachy Farrelly, Glenview Heights, Monaghan
Maureen Rooney, Roslea
Catherin Farrelly, Swellan, Cavan
Jack Mulholland, Coolshannagh

Next Weeks Jackpot stands @ 6,000



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