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Sean McDermotts

February 1st, 2011

Sean Mac Diarmada Notes 3-02-11

Dates for Your Diary:

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

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

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

Fri 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.

Team Affairs:

 With 5 training sessions already overseen, the cobwebs are well and truly dispensed off, rumour has it that there were a couple of players putting in an extra effort at training, and I am led to believe will lend their services to the local farmers to help cover silo pits in the long evenings of summer. Please have plenty of tractor and lorry tyres ready for them!!! Although not yet confirmed there is a strong possibility that the reserve leagues will commence on the last weekend of February and Intermediate county league on the first weekend in March.

Ulster Intermediate League:

The first outing is away to Foreglen, Co Derry; on Saturday 5th Febrauary @ 2pm. Foreglen is approximately 4 miles from Dungiven. All support greatly appreciated, but no penalty points coming back down the road for the Presentation Night!!


Congratulations to Stephen Hagan on receiving his award for Juvenile referee of the year on Saturday night week last, an award which was fully deserved. On behalf of the club I would like to thank all those who supported Stephen, by attending the awards night. 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 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.

A small attendance at the juvenile meeting on Friday night didn’t deflect from the job in hand and the following appointments were made for the upcoming year.
Under8’s and 10’s
Training for this age group will commence on Saturday morning (5th) at 10 sharp.
Due to the hall being unavailable due to the social night this training will take place outdoors weather permitting.
Mentors for the year are Patrick Kieran (jnr) Katherine Slowey & James Mc Aleer.
We would like to welcome Katherine into the fold and also James who are coaching within our club for the first time.
More parents and mentors are always requested to help out so please forward your name to Enda or Nigel.
Under 12’s
Training for this age group commences on Saturday @3pm sharp sharp.
Mentors for the year are Stephan Hagen, Bernard Clerkin, Noel Rice and James Mc Aleer.
Competition for this age group starts at the end of March
Under 14’s
Training for this team commences on Sunday 6th at 12.00 sharp.
Mentors for the above year are James Treanor, Jerome Mannering, Christian Keenen & Enda Murphy
Competition for this age group starts on the 19th of March
Training will commence in the next 2 weeks so keep a close eye on the notes or on the Seans Website for further Details.
Mentors for the Year include Danny Clerkin, Gabriel Bell & Conor Clerkin
Competition starts in early April
Training will commence in the next 2 weeks so keep a close eye on the notes or on the Seans Website for further Details.
Mentors for the year include Adrian Larkin & Felix Mc Elvaney.
Competition starts in Early April
It is could to see some new and some old faces coming in to help out in this very important activity within our club.
However more mentors are still required to help out.
A foundation course in coaching and child protection is scheduled for the start of March so please contact Enda or Nigel and get involved.


The Scor semi-final for 2011 will take place on Friday 4th February @8 pm, in Ardaghey community centre. 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. This year we are competing in Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act and Question Time.

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. 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 €5800. The number sequence drawn was as follows:           


€20 winners will be included in next weeks notes.


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