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Sean McDermotts Notes

July 12th, 2011

Sean Mac Diarmada Notes 14-7-11


Saturday 16th July IFC Seans V Tyholland @ 6pm in Ballybay

Monday 18th Under 14 Seans V Emyvale @7:45 pm

Tuesday 19th Minor D2 Championship, Seans V Rock Sarsfields @7:45 pm

Wednesday 20th July IFL Carrickmacross V Seans @7:45pm

Thursday 21st July U-16 Clontibret V Seans @7:00pm

Intermediate League:

On Saturday evening last we put the strength and depth of our adult panel to a severe stress test against Drumhowan and the players duly obliged with a competent victory over the visitors. Credit must be given to the players and management as we have now gained the maximum from the last three games and hopefully this can continue on Saturday evening @ 6pm when we visit Ballybay to take on Tyholland in the back door of the Intermediate Championship. As we get to the business end of the season it is very important we maintain our discipline and endeavours at training, as we can see we can easily hold our own, and hopefully the last few games have demonstrated this to our young squad.

Cultural Night:

The 2nd Friday of the month is almost here! Our Traditional Irish Music session takes place on Friday 8th July in the complex. Looking forward to seeing you all there for what’s promising to be a terrific night’s entertainment.


Junior musicians kick off the session @ 9pm sharp, with our seasoned performers picking up the pace as the night progresses! Everyone welcome.


Camp Action:

This year’s camp action will take place in its usual month of July from the 18th – 22nd and from the 25th -29th. This is a multi sports camp run by Ciaran Murphy comprising of activities such as Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rounder’s, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Athletics, Camps got talent. Table quiz etc. Ciaran will be round the schools in the coming weeks giving out application forms, they will also be available from the Sean’s Sports Complex and the local shops. Any queries please contact Ciaran on 087-6840238.

Duck Race:

This year the juvenile committee is organizing a duck race as their fundraiser for the running of all juvenile teams.

Expenditure for juvenile teams includes jerseys, training equipment and footballs, medical supplies, bus transport, maintenance of playing fields. Also, a lot of time and effort is given voluntarily by coaches, managers, medical staff and those who wash jerseys, for which the club are extremely grateful. The duck race will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday 1st August @3pm. Over the coming week all juvenile players will be receiving a sponsorship card and as many as possible are encouraged to buy a duck for the princely sum of €2 from these youngsters. There will be a draw over the sports weekend, and to be included a full sponsor sheet along with monies will be entered for sports vouchers.

Poster/Art Competition:

This year as part of the 50th Celebrations the club is running a poster competition for all juveniles in the parish. The poster can be any size you like.  You can select your own theme for your poster, e.g. success on the football field, club at the heart of the community, sports festival weekend, and duck race, etc, etc. The closing date for the poster competition will be Saturday evening 30th July, i.e. after the Treasure Hunt. The winner will be selected during the sports on the Sunday. Make sure you put your name on the back of the poster along with your Date of Birth. So get your pencils sharpened.


Sports Festival Weekend:

The annual festival has returned to it’s traditional date, of the August Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 29th – Monday 1st August.  As part of the 50th Anniversary of the club, proceeds from the weekend will be donated to local groups, namely The Drumkill Daycare Centre, St Michael’s NS, St Mary’s NS and Juvenile Development within the club. Activities fro the weekend are only at planning stage, but this is what is confirmed at present.

Friday 29th July – Table Quiz in aid of Drumkill Day Care Centre.

Saturday 30th July – Car Treasure Hunt – St Michael’s and St Mary’s NS.

Sunday 31st July – Annual Sports Day – Sean Mac Diarmada Ladies.

Monday 1st August – Duck Race – Juvenile Football Development.

More details in the coming weeks and all support will be greatly appreciated in aid of these worthy causes.

Votes of Sympathy:

CLG Sean Mac Diarmada would like to sympathise with the Boylan family, on the death of Madge Coyle, Brandrum. May she rest in peace.


There was no winner of last Monday night’s Totto. The number sequence was 4-1-8-2-7-3-6-5

The €20 winners were:

James Croarkin, Smithboro

Dylan Carleton, Stranooden

Helena and Mark Connolly, Threemilehouse

Martin Gilbert, Cormeen

Seamus and Sarah Mc Elvaney, Dunraymond

Noel Murphy, Stranooden

Frank Maguire, Tullyard

Oliver Murtagh, Smithboro

Evelyn Boylan, Castleblayney

Helena Smith, Newbliss

Elizabeth Prunty, Cabra


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