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U21 FC 24/10/14
Good luck to our under 21 footballers in Championship tomorrow away to Glenravel . Ld Abu and hoping for good support


HALLOWEEN IS COMING 24/10/14
ONLY ONE SLEEP
BEFORE OUR FANCY DRESS
COACHING SESSIONS
SEE U ALL THERE

 


P1-2 Hurling 24/10/14

There will be no P1-2 hurling in the hall tomorrow. Our FUNdamental Halloween special training will commence at normal times.


P3-7 Hurling Training 24/10/14

Primary 3 to7 hurling continues this evening on the 3g pitch from 6:15 to 7:15pm 


Read all about it 22/10/14
Attached is this weeks club newsletter
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Camogie Training 22/10/14 
Training for p4 upwards camogs is on the 3g pitch at 11 this Saturday -- its going to be a reasonable day but wear lots of layers


Halloween Fundamentals 22/10/14
HALLOWEEN IS COMING
WHAT ARE THE COACHES BREWING UP
FOR THEIR FANCY DRESS THIS YEAR
ON SAT 25TH OCT


Juvenile Presentation Night 22/10/14
 
Tickets are available tonight in the club rooms from 7.30 - 8.30 or on Saturday morning at training sessions in Hannahstown Hall


Halloween Fundamentals 21/10/14
HALLOWEEN IS COMING AND
OUR SATURDAY FANCY DRESS
COACHING SESSIONS ARE ON SAT 25TH


A WORTHY CAUSE 21/10/14
Hoping all club members and families turn out in full force and support Anto and a very worthy cause


AGM 2014 - NOMINATIONS 20/10/14

This year's AGM will be held on the 7th December 2014 @ 1.00pm in clubrooms. Please list your nominations for the Executive Committee using the link below.

Strictly Lámh Dhearg MEMBERS ONLY may nominate.

https://orlafitz.wufoo.com/forms/q170q46k16bxrw3/


 Executive Committee Announcement 20/10/14
 
The Executive Committee wish to advise that at the forth coming AGM the Chairman Barney Herron, Vice Chairperson Linda Fegan, Treasurer Michael Brady, Games Development Manager Deaglan Bunting and Facilities Manager Peter Kane will all be stepping down from their positions.

All have completed the recommended 5 year term of office with several having been on committee for up to 10 years. It has been a difficult decision for all concerned given the great achievements over the past 5 years in terms of the development of the club Complex and infrastructure, however it is also an opportunity for a new group to stamp their mark on the further development of the club both on the field and in terms of governance.
 
We invite expressions of interest for the above positions and would encourage people to come forward to take on these exciting roles.
If you wish to discuss the roles or any other issues please contact me on 07756713111.
 
Barney Herron
Chairman.


Hurlers defeated by Creggan 19/10/14  

Lámh Dhearg senior hurlers suffered a 6-16-3-10 defeat to Creggan in a thrilling league encounter at Hannahstown on Sunday afternoon.
Creggan hit the opening score from the first attack; however Terry McCrudden quickly levelled matters with a fine point.
The visitors responded with two quick fire goals to take a firm grip to proceedings early on, with Hugh Savage hitting a point in reply to make it 0-02-2-01.
Creggan hit a purple patch with three successive scores, though Declan Lynch kept Lámh Dhearg in touch, first converting a free before blasting over in front of the posts to make it 0-04-2-04.
Creggan hit a further two points with Charlie McCloskey pointing for the hosts in response, the sides then traded scores with Hugh Savage grabbing his second point of the day two minutes after Creggan had stretched their lead to nine.
Declan Lynch converted his second free of the afternoon and third score of the game to reduce the deficit, though Creggan hit a point and a goal soon after to lead by eleven points as half-time loomed.
Michael McGuigan reduced arrears to ten, but Creggan converted a late free to leave the score 0-08-3-10 at the half-time interval.
Creggan opened the second half account with a fine point, though Michael McGuigan responded with a fine point at the other end, before Declan Lynch’s marauding run up field ended with a goal to give the Lámh’s hope and make it 1-09-3-11 on the scoreboard.
Creggan responded in style though and racked up two goals and three points in a ten minute period to lead 1-09-5-14.
Conor McConville hit a great score from the wide angle for the hosts, before both sides found the net within a minute of each other.
Creggan stretched their lead after they finished a well worked move, before the Lámhs grabbed their second goal of the afternoon when referee Garrett Duffy signalled for a penalty and Conor McConville blasted to the net to make it 2-10-6-14.
Creggan added a further point, though Lámh Dhearg responded with their third goal as Brendan McComb’s high ball was turned home by substitute Gerard Francis Lynch to leave the score 3-10-6-15.
Lámh Dhearg pushed on for further goals although they couldn’t find their way past a physical Creggan defence and instead the game ended with both sides trading points as Creggan’s last point was followed by Hugh Savage scoring his third of the afternoon.

Lámh Dhearg team: PJ Herron, C Nolan, M Lynch, C Herron, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, C McConville, C McCloskey, H Savage, A McGuigan, P Brunty, T McCrudden, D Lynch, A McGuigan.


Star Quality ! 18/10/14
 
Young Aodh Tumelty was invited to the Waterfront Hall today to get a few hints and tips for his upcoming Scór na nÓg performance. He met with renowned Actor & Director Tony Devlin of Brassneck Theatre fame (A night with George, Man in the Moon).

Aodh managed to catch Tony's team setting up the stage for Brassneck's new play - The Holy, Holy Bus - written by Pearse Elliott. He also managed to make his debut on the Waterfront Hall's main stage, giving him a taste of his very promising future! Ádh mór Aodh


Enjoyable day for u10 footballers 14/09/14
Our under 10 footballers enjoyed participating in today's st Brigids tournament and performed very well. Encouraging was that we were able to field two 10 aside teams and mentors would like to acknowledge the high level of positive support from parents .Ld Abu and future is bright and red and white .

 

  


Damian Lynch RIP 12/9/14

 

It is with deep regret we inform members that Damian Lynch , father of former club players , Christopher and Damian and brother of esteemed and popular club stalwarts , Paul , Martin , Brendan and Stephen sadly passed away today . Deepest sympathy to the family, our prayers and thoughts are with them at this sad and difficult time. May Damian rest in peace.

 


 FinucaneToner sponsor new away kit for Senior Footballers 11/09/14

 

John Finucane from FinucaneToner Solicitors presents new away kit to Lámh Dhearg's  joint coach, Kevin Murray and senior players Gerard Slane and Terry Og McCrudden.

 

 

   

 

“On behalf of Finucane Toner we are delighted to present Lamh Dhearg senior football team with their new away kit and wish them all the very best of luck .  We are aware of the hard work and great example the players, management and mentors provide to the club and community and we are only too happy to continue to support them in any way "

 

 


Congratulations 11/9/14
The club would like to congratulate Frank Fitzsimons Jun ( Russ)on being appointed as senior football county manager . We wish him all the best and it's a great honour for Frankie , his family and the club . Great to see Russ following in the footsteps of his father Frank sen a former county manager .

 


Tribute to Eddie 11/09/14

Another fitting tribute to Eddie in today's Andersonstown News aswell as yesterdays County Antrim Post

  


Club Newsletter 09/09/14

Attached is this weeks edition of the club newsletter.

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Eddie Fitzsimons RIP 4/9/14


 
It is with deep regret we inform members that Eddie Fitzsimons, popular club stalwart sadly passed away tonight.
 
Deepest sympathy to the Fitzsimons family and our prayers and thoughts are with the family and may Eddie rest in peace.
 
Eddie will be a huge loss to his family, Lámh Dhearg and the GAA community which were all very dear and close to his heart.

Eddie had a very proud and distinguished playing career for club, county and for Donegal in Philadelphia. He was an outstanding footballer, very athletic, totally committed and a tremendous fielder of the high ball . Eddie just loved playing the game and always gave 100% and for a few years also starred for the club senior hurlers.
 
In recent years Eddie became one of the county’s leading referees and also refereed many Ulster College games and became very popular with the players and mentors. His athleticism, passion and profound knowledge of the rules and unique relationships with players/mentors enabled him to be in full control of his games. If Eddie wasn’t refereeing, he was only too keen to act as a linesman or umpire at numerous games. He loved nothing better to be able to discuss in detail and analyse his own performance or the man who was in the middle.
 
It was a pleasure to watch him graduate into a top referee and be an excellent ambassador for his family and the club he loved. He was a dedicated gael who was so generous and considerate and always willing to help anyone and his colourful and flamboyant personality enriched many peoples lives.

In the club Eddie was a true legend and absolute gentleman .The best way to honour and remember Eddie for all club members is to continue with endeavour and enthusiasm as Eddie did with distinction to continue to promote and develop Gaelic games in the club and county.
 
Ar dheis Dé a raibh a anam dílis x

   


Ladies Championship Success: 01/09/14 

Congratulations to the Lamh Dhearg ladies who defeated St Comgall's in the Junior B Championship final at the club yesterday. Well done ladies. LD Abu


Under 10 footballers: 31/08/14
Under 10 footballers enjoyed participating in the sarsfields u 10 tournament today and played really well and thanks to positive parental Support on a long day . Ld Abu


 

READ ALL ABOUT IT: 05/08/14

Attached is a copy of the latest club newssheet

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Lámh's hurlers progress to Intermediate Quarter-Final: 03/08/14

The Senior Hurlers progressed to the Quarter-Final of the Intermediate Hurling Championship after a 2-10-2-09 win over Tir Na Nog at Ahoghill on Sunday afternoon.
After defeat to Armoy last week the Lámh’s were itching for the championship clash to bounce back.
Tir Na Nog hit the first score of the game after a minute of play, but Michael Herron replied instantly to draw the team’s level.
The Lámh’s found the net for the first time after five minutes. Charlie McCloskey combined with Michael Herron whose low shot was flicked into the net by Paul Brunty to put the visitors 1-01-0-01 in front.
Tir Na Nog hit back with successive points, but Lámh Dhearg stretched their lead with a second goal after ten minutes. Aidan McGuigan floated the ball into the square from a free and the ball found its way to the net to make it 2-01-0-03.
The game then endured a baron spell with no scores until the 21st minute when Tir Na Nog struck a point to reduce the deficit to three, but Michael Herron converted a free shortly after to grab the visitors first score in fifteen minutes of play.
It looked as though the Lámh’s should head to the break with an advantage, but Tir Na Nog had other ideas and four points on the bounce ensured that the teams went in level at the break with the score 2-02-0-08.
After leading for the majority of the first half; Lámh Dhearg found themselves behind as early as the first minute of the second half as Tir Na Nog struck their first goal of the game to make it 1-08-2-02.
Michael Herron almost replied immediately at the other end, only for a superb goal line clearance from a Tir Na Nog defender.
Lámh Dhearg’s first scores of the half arrived courtesy of two Aidan McGuigan frees before Conor McConville combined with Michael Herron who struck a fine point to level the game at 2-05-1-08. Aidan McGuigan converted his third free of the half to edge the Lámhs in front again, but almost instantly Tir Na Nog regained the lead with a fine solo run and strike to make it 2-08-2-06.
Both sides then traded points with Aidan McGuigan converting another free, before Tir Na Nog restored their two point advantage with a fine point.
The introduction of Gerard Francis Lynch would pay dividends for Paddy Tumelty’s team as Lynch struck twice within a minute to level the scores 2-09-2-09.
The winning score came on the 53rd minute after Michael Herron was grabbed around the neck and the referee awarded the Lámh’s a free in front of the posts. Aidan McGuigan dually stroked the ball over the bar to make it 2-10-2-09 with seven minutes remaining.
Tir Na Nog tried in vain to grab a score that would take the game to extra time or perhaps even win it, but to a man each player stood strong and fought hard to keep hold of the slender one point lead.
The defensive unit of Shane McGarry, Mark Lynch and Christopher Nolan in full back and Mark Hamill, Brendan McComb and Cathal Kelly in half back repelled Tir Na Nog’s attacks at every opportunity.
While Conor McConville, Paddy Brunty in midfield and the forwards Hugh Savage, Terry McCrudden and Aidan McGuigan in half forward along with Paul Brunty, Michael Herron and Gerard Francis Lynch all worked to hard to retain possession and keep the pressure away from the back line.
After three minutes of added time the final whistle blew and the Lámh’s could celebrate a hard fought victory. We now face Carey Faugh’s in the Quarter-Final after they defeated Creegan Kickhams 2-08-1-10 in another of Sundays preliminary round games.
The Lámhs are back in league action before that when they take on St Agnes’s at Hannahstown at 7.30 on Wednesday evening. All support is welcome. LD Abu
Lámh Dhearg: P Herron, S McGarry, M Lynch, C Nolan, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, C McConville, C McCloskey, H Savage, T McCrudden, A McGuigan, Paul Brunty, M Herron, C Flynn. Subs: Gerard Francis Lynch for Cameron Flynn; Paddy Brunty for Charlie McCloskey.


Senior Footballers make it three wins from three with win over St Pauls: 30/07/14

The senior footballers claimed their third successive league victory with an impressive 1-14-1-07 win over St Paul’s at Shaws Road on Wednesday evening.
After wins over Rasharkin and St John’s in recent weeks the Lámhs travelled to the Shaws Road with renewed confidence and started brightly with Paddy Cunningham and Terry McCrudden shooting excellent early points. St Paul’s hit back with a point, before Paddy Cunningham hit two points; one from play and the other from a free to make it 0-04-0-01.
St Paul’s converted a free to half the deficit, but Lámh’s goalkeeper John Finucane converted a ’45 to restore the three point deficit. Both sides again traded scores, with St Paul’s grabbing a point immediately after Finucane’s ’45, though Paddy Cunningham restored the three point lead after toe tapping the ball, turning his marker before firing over the top. St Paul’s hit back before the break to make it 0-06-0-04 at the interval.
Lámh Dhearg started the second half well with Marc Jordan grabbing a point straight from the restart. Things got better for the visitors a minute later when Paddy Cunningham’s free with the outside of the foot dropped in front of Cameron Flynn and Flynn blasted the ball to the net to make it 1-07-0-04 in Lámh Dhearg’s favour.
St Paul’s hit back with a point a minute later, but the Lámh’s strengthened their grip on proceedings with four unanswered points. A great run from Michael Herron released Cameron Flynn, though Flynn’s shot on target was parried over the bar, before Gareth Galway’s effort was pushed over the bar by the St Paul’s keeper. Two further points followed with Paddy Cunningham capping a brilliant flowing move with a score after helping his defence at the other end; Cameron Flynn then got his third score of the evening as his hanging shot went over the bar to make the score 1-11-0-05.
St Paul’s needed a goal to breathe life back into the encounter, but they had to settle for two points instead to reduce the deficit to seven points. John Finucane converted his second ’45 of the evening on 52 minutes to increase the lead to eight, before St Paul’s found their elusive goal to give themselves a fighting chance. A long ball into the square was fumbled and the St Pauls player reacted quickest to round John Finucane and fire home to make it 1-12-1-07.
Lámh Dhearg refused to panic and frustrated the visitors by keeping hold of possession for long periods. The visitors increased their lead with a further two points in injury time. Gerard Walls hit the first after taking a pass from substitute Ben Rice and hitting the shot which seen the St Pauls keeper push the ball over the bar. The game’s final score came mid-way through added time as Gerard Slane’s run from wing half back was rewarded with a score to leave it 1-14-1-07 at the final whistle.


Senior Footballers make it back-to-back victories with hard fought win over St Johns: 23/07/14

Lámh Dhearg senior footballers secured back to back league victories for only the second time this season after a 2-10-1-07 win over St John’s at Hannahstown on Wednesday evening.
Having beaten Rasharkin the last time out Lámh Dhearg went into the game with a bit of confidence, but it was St John’s who started stronger and the visitors quickly established a two point lead. Lámh Dhearg responded with goalkeeper John Finucane landing a ’45 before St John’s restored their two point advantage with their second converted free of the evening to make it 0-03-0-01 after 11 minutes.
The Lámh’s quickly made inroads to St John’s lead as Terry McCrudden combined with Marc McGarry and McGarry’s shot with the outside of the foot went over the bar. The hosts levelled on 17 minutes when Paddy Cunningham landed a free and on 20 minutes Cunningham again converted from a free to give Lámh Dhearg a slender lead 0-04-0-03.
Lámh Dhearg were beginning to take a stranglehold on the game and on 24 minutes they stretched their lead with a well worked goal. Declan Lynch and Michael Herron played a great one-two before Lynch sent the ball into the square, Gareth Galway palmed the ball down for Terry McCrudden who played in Gerard Slane and Slane dummied the goalkeeper before drilling the loose ball home to make it 1-04-0-03. St John’s replied with a point before the break to leave a goal between the sides at the interval.
The second half started slowly with both sides guilty of spurning scoring chances. On 35 minutes the Lámh’s found the net for the second time. Paddy Cunningham let fly with a shot took a bounce and deceived the St John’s goalkeeper to land in the corner of the net and make it 2-04-0-04.
St John’s replied instantly with two points of their own and only for a great block from Lámh’s keeper John Finucane the visitors may have reduced arrears to just a single point. Both sides then traded scorers; first Declan Lynch finished a fine move for the hosts popping the ball over the bar before St John’s converted a free to make it 2-05-0-07.
With just over ten minutes to play St John’s handed themselves a massive lifeline when a high ball into the area was fumbled and took a bounce off the crossbar and the St John’s player reacted quickest to send the ball to the net to set up a tense finale and make it 2-05-1-07.
The visitors wasted numerous chances to draw level in the game and instead Lámh Dhearg kicked on again. Five minutes from time Lámh Dhearg countered up field and after a passing move along the forward line Gerard Slane pointed to put two between the sides. Credit to the next score must go to Gerard Walls who made a magnificent block to deny a St John’s attack and from instead Lámh Dhearg took a three point lead when substitute Conor Murray put the ball over the bar to make it 2-07-1-07.
St John’s pushed the self destruct button and two poor kick outs from the goalkeeper lead to Lámh Dhearg increasing their lead. Gerard Slane closed down the first one and after the ball worked back into a central position substitute Marc Jordan; who had only returned back from the side after finishing his studies at Southampton signalled his return with a point, before Conor Murray capitalised on the second mistake sending the ball over the bar at the near post. Paddy Cunningham finished the scoring in injury time with an excellent hit from the wing to secure a 2-10-1-07 victory for the Lámhs.
The Lámh’s will be hoping to build on their back to back victories when they take on St Pauls next Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock.


 

Senior Hurlers defeat Shane O'Neills as winning run continues: 20/07/14

 

Lámh Dhearg senior hurlers continued their impressive winning sequence with a 1-19-1-07 win over Shane O’Neills at Hannahstown on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts made a perfect start to the encounter with Michael Herron slotting over two points within the opening three minutes, though Shane O’Neills hit back with a point of their own to make it 0-02-0-01 after five minutes of play.

Shane O’Neills tested the Lámh’s rearguard early on but Brendan McComb and Cathal Kelly emerged with possession on a few occasions to clear Lámh Dhearg’s lines.

Michael Herron notched his third consecutive point on nine minutes to restore the Lámh’s two point lead and Michael McGuigan stretched the lead further after side stepping his marker and floating the ball over the bar to make it  0-04-0-01.

Aidan McGuigan added a further point and Lámh Dhearg could have found the net on 16 minutes. Michael Herron ran at the heart of the Shane O’Neill’s before letting fly with a ferocious shot which was parried by the keeper and Paul Brunty got to the loose ball but could only flick it over the bar for a point.

Shane O’Neills hit back with successive points to make it 0-06-0-03 and the visitors continued to put the home defence under serious pressure, but credit to the Lámh Dhearg back line who stood strong with Shane McGarry making a great block to deny a point and the impressive Neil Cunningham making a superb diving block to deny a certain goal.

The Lámh’s weathered the storm and with five minutes left of the first half found the opening goal of the game. Michael Herron did the spadework with a marauding at the heart of the Shane O’Neill’s defence before handpassing the ball off to Gerard Francis Lynch who blasted the ball home to make it 1-06-0-03 after 25 minutes.

Both sides then traded scores with Shane O’Neills twice reducing the deficit to five points, though Lámh Dhearg restored their six point advantage on both occasions with Paul Brunty adding his second point of the afternoon; after the Shane O’Neills keeper making a great save and Hugh Savage scoring his first from play to leave the score 1-08-0-05 at the interval.

Lámh Dhearg started the second half brightly with Aidan McGuigan combining with Hugh Savage for a point, before Michael Herron fired over the bar from an acute angle to make it 1-10-0-05. Shane O’Neills replied with a point of their own, but Herron grabbed a further two points with Conor McConville and Cathal Kelly combining well with the centre half forward.

Wing half forward Hugh Savage; already with two points to his name, added a further three scores inside three minutes, despite Shane O’Neills grabbing a point in between the Lámh’s were starting to run away with the game leading 1-15-0-07.

Brendan McComb got in on the act with a point, before the industrious Conor McConville did well to side step a challenge or two and feed the ball to Gerard Francis Lynch who took a score. Shane O’Neill’s pulled a goal back mid-way through the second half after a defensive lapse in the home defence to make the score 1-17-1-07.
Conor McConville and Michael Herron both converted late frees for the hosts who ran out comfortable winners in the end.

***The Lámh’s are in action again next Sunday when they take on Glen Rovers in Armoy at 3 o’clock. All support would be greatly appreciated as the push for promotion continues ***. LD Abú

Lámh Dhearg team: PJ Herron, S McGarry, M Lynch, N Cunningham, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, C McConville, C McCloskey, H Savage, M Herron, A McGuigan, M McGuigan, GF Lynch, P Brunty. Subs: Colm McConville for Conor McConville; Cormac Hannan for Gerard Francis Lynch; Sean Paul Gibson for Cathal Kelly; Johnny Hanna for Michael McGuigan.


Senior Hurlers defeat Na Magha: 13/07/14

 

The senior hurlers continued their promotion charge with a comfortable 4-14-1-04 win over Na Magha in Derry this morning.
Despite travelling early in the morning it was the visitors that started brightest with Michael Herron converting a free after two minutes. The Lámh’s second point came a minute later as Declan Lynch marked his return to the team with a fine point from range.
A quiet period followed with no scores, but Lámh Dhearg were soon back in the grove with Michael Herron’s short free to Terry McCrudden resulting in a point. Herron added his second of the game two minutes later, after catching a puck out and firing over the bar from range to leave it 0-00-0-04 after 15 minutes.
Paul Brunty added a further score point a minute later before the first goal of the game arrived. On 17 minutes Michael Herron lofted a high ball which dipped and was parried by the goalkeeper and Michael McGuigan lashed the loose ball into the back of the net to make it 0-00-1-05 to Lámh Dhearg.
A second goal arrived for the visitors on 19 minutes. Neil Cunningham recently returned to the squad after completing a PGCE in Liverpool and the wingback lofted a free from range into the area, the keeper failed to adequately deal with it and the ball ended up in the net  reminiscent of a goal scored by Ciaran Herron against Wexford in Croke Park in 2003. The Lámhs now lead 0-00-2-05.
Na Magha responded with a point and soon found the net to make it 1-01-2-05. The visitors ended the half strongly and added to the scoreboard. Joe Doone hit a fine point which was soon followed by a second point from Paul Brunty, just before the half time whistle Michael Herron converted a free to grab his third point of the day and leave the half time score 1-01-2-08.
Lámh Dhearg picked up where they left off before the break and added to their advantage with Hugh Savage and Declan Lynch shooting early points. Na Magha added two scores of their own, but in between Michael McGuigan converted a free to make it 2-11-1-03 after 40 minutes.
The scores dried up for almost ten minutes before substitute Johnny Hanna made an immediate impact with a third goal for the Lámh’s. Hanna got on the end of Hugh Savage’s ball into the area and flicked the ball past the keeper to make it 1-03-3-11. A superb individual point soon followed courtesy of Brendan McComb, before Lámh Dhearg’s fourth goal arrived. A high ball into the square was flicked to the net by substitute Gerard Francis Lynch to make the score 1-03-4-12.
The Lámhs added a further two scores with Hugh Savage and Declan Lynch pointing. Na Magha continued to battle until the end and grabbed a late point, but credit has to go to PJ Herron who made a fine block from a close range free late on and the hard working defence of Shane McGarry, Mark Lynch and Paddy Brunty in the full back line and Mark Hamill, Brendan McComb and Neil Cunningham in the half back line who all defended superbly throughout the 60 minutes as the Lámhs ran out 1-04-4-14 winners.
Next up for the hurlers is Shane O’Neill’s, Glenarm at Hannahstown next Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. All support is welcome. LD Abu

Lámh Dhearg team: PJ Herron, S McGarry, M Lynch, Paddy Brunty, M Hamill, B McComb, N Cunningham, T McCrudden, C McCloskey, H Savage, M Herron, D Lynch, Paul Brunty, J Doone, M McGuigan. Subs:  Gerard Francis Lynch for Joe Doone; Sean Paul Gibson for Shane McGarry; Johnny Hanna for Michael McGuigan.

 


Notice: 07/07/14

The additional block of coaching sessions for U-10/12 will finish tomorrow night and resume mid August. The mentors have been delighted with the numbers and have found it very benefiticial in the development of the players. See you tomorrow night at 5.45


Congratulations: 06/07/14

The club would like to congratulate our parish priest . Rev Fr David Delargy on the 25th anniversary of his ordination.

 

         


Coverage of park opening: 04/07/14

Good to see good coverage of opening of park in yesterdays Irish News and this weeks Andersonstown News. 

 


Cúl Camp & Scéim Samhraidh: 02/07/14

Registration will take place again on Saturday morning from 11.00am - 1.00pm in the club rooms for Cúl Camp and Scéim Samhraidh. 

Cúl Camp:

28th July - 1st August 2014

10.00 - 12.30pm (SÓ) / 10.00am - 2.30pm (CC)

£20 Saffron Óg / £35 Cúl Camp

4-6yr olds / 6yr olds upwards

 

Cúl Camp: 28th July - 1st August 

Our Kellogs Cúl Camp is a great opporunity for boys and girls aged between 6-13 years of age to play games and learn and develop GAA skills in a fun and child-friendly and safe environment. You can sign up @ 

www.gaa.ie/kellogsculcamp

The camp will be organised and structured that members will experience working at different aspects of the game. The programme invovles coaching specific skills of the games and opporunity to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games. The camp will finish with a blitz.

The cost of the camp is £35 and all participants will recieve a Kellogs Cúl Camp kit inc a jersey, shorts and socks and a backpack in county colours. 

The club will also run a breakfast club during the week and a Saffron Óg Camp will be co-ordinated by Ulster Council Coaches. 

For further information, please contact co-ordinator, Deaglan Bunting 077929922739  

 

  


Extended Fundamentals Session: 28/06/14

Great to see so many of our fundamentals group avail of the park after todays session. The park was literally invaded and all seemed to have as much fun in the park as they regularly experience on the pitch at the popular weekly sessions.  

 

          


Community Success: 27/06/14 

Todays offical opening of the play park and village square was a huge success with a great turnout of dignitaries and local community. A credit to all concerned and a positive showcase of a close knit community.

 

                      

 

 


Minor Kit Sponsorship: 23/06/14

Paul Rooney of Excel driving school hands over a set of jerseys to Lámh Dhearg Minor Hurling manager Ronan McHugh and players Eamonn Murray and Mark Finnegan 

 

 


 

Féile na nGael: 21/06/14

The Real meaning of Féile na nGael - friendship, great rapport and relationships built up between clubs, players, mentors and parents and many happy memories. 

 

              

   

  

  


Saffron Success: 21/06/14

Good luck to Ben Rice and Cameron Flynn and Frank Fitzsimons junior, Paddy Cunningham, Declan Lynch, Marc McGarry and Conor and Ryan Murray in the Ulster Minor and Senior Championship games v Donegal in Clones on Sunday. Hoping for a big turn out of club members on Sunday to cheer on the boys and the Saffrons.  

 

 


Good numbers: 21/06/14

Great to see big numbers at todays Fundamentals and U8/10 sessions. Encouraging to see some new players following our taster sessions in Oliver Plunkett PS this week. 

 

   


Senior Hurlers beat Rasharkin: 18/06/14

 

Lámh Dhearg senior hurlers continued their impressive form of late with a 2-12-0-12 victory over Rasharkin at Hannahstown on Wednesday evening.
Rasharkin hit the first point of the game with a minute on the clock, but Lámh Dhearg responded with Michael Herron driving the ball over the bar, before Terry McGuiness’s hand pass picked out Paul Brunty who tapped over the bar. Michael Herron then floated the ball over the bar from range and added his third of the night on ten minutes as Lámh Dhearg lead 0-04-0-01.
Rasharkin pulled a point back, though Lámh Dhearg restored their three point advantage with a point courtesy of Terry McCrudden. The industrious Conor McConville added to the Lámh’s lead with an excellent point, before Rasharkin hit their third point of the evening to make it 0-06-0-03.
Both sides traded scores in the lead up to the half time break. Cathal Kelly picked up the loose ball and drove it over the bar, though the visitors hit back with a point of their own. Michael Herron converted a free on the stroke of half time to put five between the sides, but Rasharkin hit a score before the break to leave four points the deficit at the break 0-08-0-04.
Lámh Dhearg hit the first score of the second half after Conor McConville’s shot took a bounce before going over the bar, Rasharkin replied with a point of their own to reduce the deficit to four. Aidan McGuigan stretched Lámh Dhearg’s lead to five before the game’s first goal arrived. On 38 minutes Cathal Kelly’s shot was doubled by substitute Gerard Francis Lynch and the ball found the net to make it 1-10-0-06.
The visitors replied with a point from a 20-metre free and added another on 53 minutes to make it 1-10-0-08. Michael Herron stretched the lead to six a minute later after he ran the length of the pitch and knocked the ball over, but Rasharkin responded immediately to cut the gap to five once again.
The game was effectively wrapped up on 55 minutes when Michael McGuigan floated the ball into the area and Gerard Francis Lynch held off the keeper to see the ball into the net and ensure Lámh Dhearg led 2-11-0-09. Rasharkin ended the game with a further two points, but in between Michael Herron scored Lámh Dhearg’s final point to ensure a seven point win for the Hannahstown men 2-12-0-11.
The Lámh’s now face an important trip to Creggan on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and all support is welcome. LD Abu
Lámh Dhearg team:
PJ Herron, S McGarry, M Lynch, Paddy Brunty, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, Conor McConville, T McCrudden, Colm McConville, M Herron, A McGuigan, Paul Brunty, T McGuiness, M McGuigan. Subs: Gerard Francis Lynch for Terry McGuiness; Antoin Millen for Colm McConville; Sean Paul Gibson for Conor McConville.


PRO: 18/06/14

Good to see Crillys chemist sponsorship of Under-14s hurlers featured on Hogan Stand County Antrim website.  

 

 


Thanks: 17/06/14

Special thanks to our club coaches for conducting successful Fundamentals taster sessions yesterday at St Oliver Plunkett PS for primary 1 & 2 classes. 

 

 

 


Senior Hurlers win at Hightown: 15/06/14

Lámh Dhearg senior hurlers made it three wins on the bounce with a hard fought win over St Enda’s at Hightown this afternoon.
The Lámh’s started strongly and opened the scoring after two minutes when Michael Herron’s pass picked out Hugh Savage who put the ball over the bar. Michael McGuigan doubled the lead shortly after, converting a free after Michael Herron was fouled and Terry McCrudden made it 0-00-0-03 after running onto a Joe Doone pass and pointing.
The home side responded well and conjured up four straight scores to take the lead after 17 minutes.
Terry McCrudden levelled the game though as his shot from range curled over the bar, but St Enda’s restored their lead converting a free, before a well taken point as they lead 0-06-0-04 after 20 minutes. Aidan McGuigan replied with a point for Lámh Dhearg to leave a point between the sides at the break. 0-06-0-05
Playing with the wind in the second half Lámh Dhearg began well and found a couple of early scores to take the lead once again.
Michael Herron picked out Conor McConville with an excellent back pass with the hand and McConville’s shot went over the bar to level proceedings. Herron put the Lámh’s in front shortly after from a brilliant point from range, before Brendan McComb lashed the ball over the bar to make it 0-08-0-06 to Lámh Dhearg.
St Enda’s hit two points in quick sucession, but in between the two scores Terry McCrudden hit a marvellous point from range to keep the Lámh’s a point ahead 0-09-0-08. On 43 minutes a foul on Joe Doone lead to the referee awarding Lámh Dhearg a 20-metre free and from the resulting set piece Michael Herron blasted to the net to put four between the sides 1-09-0-08.
Herron added a further point a minute later, but the game entered a bit of a lull for ten minutes. Conor McConville came the closest to adding to Lámh Dhearg’s advantage, but after making a wonderful block his shot sailed to the left and wide.
In an exciting finish to the game St Enda’s hit two successive points to reduce arrears to three points, though Michael Herron responded with a point. St Enda’s continued to fight to the finish and again hit two points on the trot to leave the gap at two points going into injury time. The home side pushed for a late goal, but Lámh Dhearg ended with two further points as Conor McConville and Michael Herron both put the ball over the bar to leave four points between the sides at the finish. 0-12-1-13.
Lámh Dhearg team:
P Herron, Paddy Brunty, M Lynch, Colm McConville, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, Conor McConville, T McCrudden, H Savage, M Herron, A McGuigan, Paul Brunty, J Doone, M McGuigan. Subs: Johnny Hanna for Joe Doone; Sean Paul Gibson for Colm McConville.

 


Féile fever: 14/06/14

 

Fixtures for our boys in next weeks Féile and hoping for good support for our panel 

 

Ulster 2014 Féile na nGael fixtures for Divison 5

 

2.00 Friday 20th June: Lámh Dhearg v Ballyhaunis, Co.Mayo

11.00 Saturday 21st June: Lámh Dhearg v St Dominics @ Newry Shamrocks

12.00: Newry Shamrocks v Lámh Dhearg 

 

 


Senior Hurlers grind out win against St Teresa's: 04/06/14

Lámh Dhearg senior hurlers made it back-to-back league victories after defeating St Teresa’s 5-08-2-12 at Hannahstown this evening.
The Lámh’s started the game well and took the lead through a converted free from Michael McGuigan, before Michael Herron kicked a point to increase their lead to two points. St Teresa’s halved the deficit with a fine point, though McGuigan converted his second free of the evening to make it 0-03-0-01.
Charlie McCloskey combined with Brendan McComb for a fine point soon to increase the lead to three, before Terry McCrudden ran at the heart of the St Teresa’s defence and lashed the ball low into the net to make it 1-04-0-01.
St Teresa’s landed a free to cut the deficit, but Lámh Dhearg continued to find scores. Michael McGuigan fired over the bar for his third point of the evening and the Lámh’s second goal arrived shortly after. Hugh Savage picked out Michael Herron with an accurate pass and Herron drilled the ball home to make it 2-05-0-02. St Teresa’s added a further point before the break as the Lámh’s went in at half time with a 2-05-0-03 lead.
The Lámh’s started the second period brightly and added a third goal four minutes after the restart. Michael Herron drilled a loose ball low into the net to make it 3-05-0-03. A minute later and it was four, Charlie McCloskey picked up the loose ball and fed substitue Conor McConville who blasted low into the net to make it 4-05-0-03. 
St Teresa’s hit back with a point, before Michael Herron converted a free at the other end. The visitors began to gain a foothold in the game, they hit two consecutive points, but only a magnificent block from Patrick Herron prevented a goal. St Teresa’s persistence finally did pay off when they found the net and then pointed to cut the deficit to eight points 4-06-1-07.
On 46 minutes Lámh Dhearg hit their fifth goal of the evening, after substitute Sean Paul Gibson ran onto a free ball and got enough power on his shot to take the ball past the St Teresa’s keeper and make it 5-06-1-07. A point followed courtesy of Cathal Kelly, but St Teresa’s hit back with two consecutive points.
The Lámh’s final score of the evening came from substitute Conor McConville who excellently pointed from range to make it 5-08-1-09. St Teresa’s rallied late converting a goal and three points, but Lámh Dhearg held out to claim at the two points on offer and won on a scoreline of 5-08-2-12.
Lámh Dhearg team: P Herron, S McGarry, M Lynch, Colm McConville, M Hamill, B McComb, C Kelly, C McCloksey, T McCrudden, H Savage, M Herron, A McGuigan, P Brunty, J Doone, M McGuigan. Subs: Conor McConville for A McGuigan; Sean Paul Gibson for Hugh Savage; Seamus McAllister for Colm McConville.


A Day with Dan: 03/06/14 

 

 

 


Saffron Support and best wishes: 01/06/14

Wishing Ben Rice and Cameron Flynn all the best in Ulster Minor Championship clash against Fermanagh today and hard luck to Ryan Straney who unfortunatly misses out due to injury.

Good luck to Frank Fitzsimons junior, Paddy Cunningham, Declan Lynch, Marc McGarry and Conor and Ryan Murray in the Ulster Senior Championship against Fermanagh.

Hoping for a good turn out of members @ Brewster Park to support our boys and the county and hoping for a double success.

Aontroim & LD Abú  

 

   


Fun in the Sun: 31/06/14 

Great to see so many children enjoying the coaching and the good weather at a sun drenched Hannahstown this morning. No nicer setting when the sun does make an appearance. 

 

   


 

Support Parish: 25/05/14
The Club would encourage as many club members to participate in the Hannahstown Community Hall Sponsored Divis Mt Walk on Thursday 29th May . Remember Hannahstown Hall is a major and valuable facility in facilitating our popular and important Winter Coaching Programme.

Meet at Divis Car Park at 6.30 wearing club colours and please make a contribution of £5

   

 


Senior Hurling game v Armoy 09/05/14:  

Due to the county game on Sunday the Lámh Dhearg v Armoy senior hurling match has been moved to 6.30 p.m. throw in. Players are asked to be at the club no later than 5.45 p.m.

 


 

PAROCHIAL SUPPORT 08/05/14:
Members are encouraged to support the action packed Hannahstown Community forthcoming festival and check out the exciting itinerary below
Hannahstown Festival 2014

 


29th May – 1st June 2014
 


Art Exhibition (4 Days)
 
Bric-A-Brac Sale (4 Days)
 
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Thursday 29th May 2014
 
Sponsored Walk - Divis Mountain -
 
To Raise Funds for Hannahstown Community Centre (Registered Charity
)
 
(All Ages & Abilities) -
 
Starts 6.30pm from Divis Mountain Car Park
 
Refreshments afterwards in the Long Barn
 
Registration & Sponsorship Forms available from Hannahstown Centre 028 90 309795
 
Individual Participants Welcome - £5 Donation Appreciated
 


Friday – 30th May 2014
 
Senior’s T Dance 1pm – 5pm -
 
Entertainment with Gerry Coogan - Homebaking - Bingo/Ballots
 
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Saturday - 31st May 2014
 
Morning - 9.am – 1pm
 
Hannahstown Breakfast &
 
Open Top Bus Trip of Belfast & Tour of Stormont Castle
 
Tickets £12.50 - Please contact the Centre 028 90 309795
 
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Saturday
 
Afternoon- 2pm – 5pm
 
Craft Fair
 
Family Fun Day - Bouncy Castle - Slide - DJ - Ice Cream - Stalls - Bar-B-Que
 
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Sunday – 1sr June 2014
 
Parish Mass (St Joseph’s Church) – Our Lady’s Grotto – 11.30am
 
Teas/Coffees
 
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President visit 07/05/14:

President pays visit to Ballymacward .
GAA President , Liam O'Neill paid a visit to our feeder school, Ballymacward today and pupils , staff and president all enjoyed the visit

 

    


May Day Tournament at St Galls; 05/05/14

Below are some pictures from the annual mayday tournament at St.Galls

    


Ladies grind out crucial victory over St.Teresa's 04/05/14 

 

Lámh Dhearg ladies grinded out a brilliant victory against St.Teresa’s at Hannahstown on Sunday night to make it three consecutive league wins.
Lámh Dhearg took the lead four minutes into the game when Orla McCrory combined with Bernie Jordan who lofted the ball over the bar.
St.Teresa’s almost found the net on 17 minutes, but the Lámh Dhearg defence recovered in time and Caomhe Megraw switched the play with Grainne Herron who cleared the danger.
St.Tersea’s were back on terms after 20 minutes when Caomhe O’Neill ran with the ball and hammered it between the posts and over the bar for an equaliser.
The visitors hit the front on 22 minutes; despite Siobhan Gibson blocking Niamh O’Neill’s effort with her foot, the loose ball was drilled to the net by Alex Campbell to give St.Teresa’s a three point cushion.
The home sides response was fantastic and the Lámh’s soon found themselves in control of the game at the half time break.
On 26 minutes Danielle Clarke combined with Emer McAllister whose dipping shot dropped into the net past Rachel Bailie and Lámh Dhearg were back on terms.
A minute later the ball was played across the face of the St.Teresa’s goal and the loose ball was scuffed home by Shona Clake and Lámh Dhearg were now a goal in front.
Things soon got better as the Lámhs grabbed a third goal through Emer McAllister and converted free from Janine Lee had the home side leading by seven before the break.
St.Teresa’s almost pulled a goal back before the break, but credit to Siobhan Gibson who pushed the ball against the post to safety and Grainne Herron completed the clearance. A point did arrive through Alex Campbell to leave six between the sides at the break.
St.Teresa’s almost halved the deficit at the beginning of the second period, on 33 minutes the referee awarded the visitors a free kick in front of the posts and from the resulting kick the ball struck the crossbar and was cleared to safety.
Midway through the second period St.Teresa’s opened the second half scoring with a point in front of the posts.
On 52 minutes the referee awarded the visitors a penalty and a route back into the game for an alleged foul in the area and from the resulting penalty Niamh O’Neill sent Siobhan Gibson the wrong way to reduce the deficit to two.
The visitors added a further point in second half stoppage time, but the Lámh’s held on for a hard earned win.
Lámh Dhearg team: S Gibson, C Megraw, G Herron, R McCrudden, J Lee, C Daly, U McGarry, O McCrory, B Jordan, E McAllister, M Martin, D Clarke, S Clarke, C Trainor.


Lámh Dhearg 'selfies' 04/05/13

Selfies at club training yesterday

  


Ladies claim first win of the campaign 13/04/14:

Lámh Dhearg ladies responded from last week’s defeat by St Enda’s with a comfortable 7-15-0-02 win over Sarsfield’s ladies on Sunday evening at Hannahstown.
 

The Lámh’s hit the front after two minutes when Danielle Clarke combined with Orla Megraw who fired over the bar. A second point soon followed courtesy of Emer McAllister, before Janine Lee bundled the ball home from close range to make it 1-02-0-00 with six minutes gone.
Emer McAllister grabbed a further point before a second goal arrived on nine minutes. Danielle Clarke lofted the ball into the area and Catherine Trainor punched the ball to the net to make it 2-03-0-00.

 

Barely 60 seconds had elapsed before Lámh Dhearg had the ball in the net for a third time. Danielle Clarke caught the ball from the kick out, ran through and blasted home to make it 3-03-0-00. The Sarsfields keeper had barely kicked the ball back into play before Lámh Dhearg found their fourth goal on ten minutes. Orla McCrory was the recipient of a fine pass and she made no mistake drilling the ball home to make it 4-03-0-00.
 

Sarsfields scored their first of the evening on 14 minutes as Dervela Farrelly blasted the ball over the bar, but Lámh Dhearg responded. A minute later Emer McAllister finished off a good passing move with a fine point. On 16 minutes McAllister combined with Orla McCrory who found the net once more to make it 5-04-0-01.

Another point followed from the boot of Emer McAllister before a sixth goal arrived after 18 minutes. Danielle Clarke caught the ball well and lofted it over the Sarsfield’s goalkeeper to make it 6-05-0-01. Two more points followed from Orla Megraw and Orla McCrory, before Hanna Walsh grabbed Sarsfields second point of the evening on the 25th minute. The half ended with a fine score from Bernie Jordan as Lámh Dhearg went in at the break leading 6-08-0-02.
 

Lámh Dhearg ladies picked up where they left off at the end of the first half. Emer McAllister opened the second half account with a fine point before the Sarsfields keeper parried a shot and Orla Megraw punched the ball to the net to make it 7-09-0-02 after 33 minutes.
 

Two quick points followed from Danielle Clarke and Maebh Martin on 36 and 37 minutes respectively before the game entered a quiet period. Midway through the second half Bernie Jordan grabbed a further score to make it 7-12-0-02 before three late points from Orla McGarry, Maebh Martin and Catherine Trainor made the score 7-15-0-02 at the final whistle.
 

It was a quite impressive win for the ladies who will hope to carry their potent attacking threat into the next game against St Pats Lisburn next Sunday at Hannahstown.

Lámh Dhearg team: S Gibson, C Megraw, G Herron, U McGarry, O McGarry, C Daly, J Lee, B Jordan, O McCrory, D Clarke, E McAllister, M Martin, O Megraw, C Trainor, S Clarke. Subs: R McCrudden, C Lappin, M Megraw.


Senior Footballers open league campaign with a draw 13/04/14 :

 

Lámh Dhearg senior footballers rallied from being five points down at half time to take a point from their opening game of the Division One season against Cargin at Hannahstown.
 

Playing with a strong wind in the first period Cargin seized the early initiative and hit two points from Tomas McCann, before Ryan Murray replied at the other end. It was always going to be an uphill task for Lámh Dhearg in the opening period playing against a strong breeze and Cargin soon reflected that.
The visitors hit five unanswered points with Tomas McCann grabbing his third of the evening, before James Laverty, Mick McCann and a fourth from Tomas put Cargin 0-07-0-01 in front with half time looming. Ryan Murray replied just before the whistle, converting a free to put five points between the sides at the break 0-07-0-02.

 

With roles reversed in the second period it was Lámh Dhearg who came out and started stronger. Terry McCrudden opened the hosts account at the start of the second period converting a free to leave four points between the sides. This was followed by two excellent scores from Ryan Murray who took his tally to four points for the day and put two points between the sides 0-07-0-05.
 

With little under ten minutes remaining Lámh Dhearg turned the game on its head as Conor Murray  slipped the ball into brother Ryan who applied the finish past John McNabb in the Cargin goal and Lámh Dhearg lead the game for the first time, 1-05-0-07. Unfortunately the home side failed to see the game out and claim the two points as Cargin levelled before the end with Michael Magill landing a point to ensure that the sides would share the spoils on a score line of Lámh Dhearg 1-05-0-08 Cargin.

 


Senior Hurling Match this afternoon 06/04/14 : The senior hurlers begin their Division 3 campaign today with a home game against Derry side Na Magha with a 2.00pm throw in. If you’re at a loose end why not get up and cheer the boys onto a first league victory??? LD Abu

Fun Fun Fun Galore 06/04/14:
Never mind Aintree there was more fun as our Fundamentals and under 8/10's
energetically participated in our own mini Grand National at coaching
session today.

  

  


Read all about it: 24/03/14

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=519b5160a9db2c3db331b26f4&id=7cd79a2e0e&e=bb15ddc159
 

Attached below is this weeks club newsletter...enjoy the read of the latest goings on in Hannahstown


Hannahstown village: 23/03/14

Excitement is mounting in Hannahstown Community and Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. as plans to complete the Hannahstown village are nearing completion. Today the sod will be cut in the car park of Lámh Dhearg  to commence building of a village square and Children’s playground. The square and playground will enhance the club environment and provide valuable and much needed facilities for the local community.

The exciting Lagan Rural Partnership initiative delivered through the Rural Development Programme has been actively supported and endorsed by Belfast and Lisburn City Councils. The Hannahstown area has suffered for a lack of public funds for many years and local representatives are delighted that both City Councils are backing the project and have committed a degree of match funding.

Cllr Anne Marie Beattie, Chairman of Lagan Rural Partnership's Joint Council Committee said 'The Partnership has offered up to £250,000 grant to this village renewal scheme which we hope will assist in building on the hard work of Belfast City Council and the local Community Association to ensure Hannahstown is a vibrant village to live and work in'

 Jim McCormick, Chairman of Hannahstown Community Association said” It is very exciting to see that our village renewal project is soon to become a reality. We are very grateful to Lagan Rural Partnership for funding this project and for the positive support of Belfast and Lisburn City Councils and the project will be a huge benefit to our community.”

Barney Herron, Chairman of Lámh Dhearg CLG said “we are proud to be partners in this exciting development which will benefit the Hannahstown community for many years to come. We are grateful to The Lagan Rural Partnership who have provided funding along with Belfast and Lisburn City Councils for all of their help and support in this project. All of us at the Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. hope for continued good working relationships in the future.

A great day for Làmh Dhearg."

 


Mary Cunningham RIP : 10/03/14
It is with deep regret we sadly announce the death of Mary Cunningham, mother of popular club stalwarts and members Paddy Sen and Michael and grandmother of senior players, Paddy and Neil. May Mary rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cunningham Family.

Newsletter: 10/03/14

Attached below is this weeks club Newsletter

http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=519b5160a9db2c3db331b26f4&id=0a7ca2f919&e=bb15ddc159

 Newsletter 04/03/14 : Attached below is a copy of this weeks club newsletter

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=519b5160a9db2c3db331b26f4&id=6382772027&e=bb15ddc159


John Brown RIP 04/03/14 :

It is with deep regret we sadly announce the death of John Brown, father of  popular club stalwart, member and sponsor Gavin and grandfather of young Fundamentals members, Ciaran and Tony. May John rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown Family 


FUND RAISER-WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT: 19/02/14

 

One of the paramount aims of our club is player welfare  and yet to ensure quality care and welfare of our players is also one of the biggest financial comittments the club faces. In the playing of many games, players naturally sustain injuries and may need surgery which although is subsidised by the GAA Insurance Scheme it still requires the club to partly finance the costs. Therefore we are holding a major fund raiser in Drumbo Stadium on Friday 11th April which all proceeds will be set aside for our player welfare fund. It promises to be an exciting night with live racing, quality cuisine and entertainment in the club with transport provided to and from the venue . We are sincerely  hoping players, members and their families and friends will support the event and at the same time ensure our players are properly looked after who are central and so important in our club's quest to promote and develop gaelic games.

 

 

Race Night at Drumbo Stadium

Friday 11th April 2014

Sponsorship

Dog £20

Hare £50

Race £200

Programme Advert

Half Page£50

Full Page£90

Ticket

(includes Entry to Racecourse; 3-course meal; transport to &

from the racecourse from Clubrooms; entertainment in

the Clubrooms; )£35

 

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you’re on track

for a great night out

you’re on track

for a great night out

Lámh Dhearg CLG

Páirc Lámh Dhearg

168 Upper Springfield Road

Belfast BT17 0LZ

Co Antrim

Cumann Lámh Dhearg CLG

Páirc Lámh Dhearg

168 Bóthar Chluanaí Uachtar

Béal Feirste BT17 0LZ

Co. Aontroma

 

 


Antrim Coaching Conference 2014 :

 

The Antrim Coaching Conference 2014 will take place at Tir Na Nog, Randalstown on Saturday March 1st @ 9.00am. The cost of the course is £10 and anyone interested is asked to register by Wed 27th Feb

 

Further details can be found on the link below

 

http://www.antrimgaa.net/news/details/?id=4091

 


Black Card Seminar 19/02/14 :

 

Important reminder
All juvenile coaches should attend seminar tonight in St. John's at 7.30 on the black card rule . Hoping all coaches attend


Season gets underway 19/02/14 :

 

Season gets underway
O"Dwyer cup
Sun 23rd Feb
MF v St Johns
Corrigan Park

@1.30


 


Comhghairdeas:

 

Well done to Club stalwart Jim Herron on recent successful launch of his book ‘Pictures and Proverbs’,
“which author Jim Herron, through his wonderful book, brings Irish language signs and Irish proverbs together in a way which allows the reader to get benefit not only from the image and its associated text but also from the appropriate proverbs to which he links them”


Read all about it:

 

 

The clubs latest Newsletter is now available to view online, just click on the link below

 

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It is with deep regret we sadly announce the death of Barbara Quinn, wife of former esteemed player, member and mentor Frankie Quinn. Barbara was also a mother of former players, Aidan and Barry and grandmother of young Fundamental member, Ciaran Herron. May Barbara rest in peace and our thoughts and prayers are with the Quinn Family. RIP Barbara 

 


Coach Education

All our coaches should check out link and familiarize themselves with the new GAA specific warm up designed to limit the risks of injuries.  activategaa.sini.co.uk/  designed by SINI+Ulster GAA, Very important that all coaches are aware of these techniques  and begin to implement them.

Coaches also advised to check out Presentations, Videos and Photos from recent @ONeills1918 Ulster GAA Coaching Conference available to view at http://ulster.gaa.ie/coaching-conference-2014/ … Some very innovative and practical ideas are contained in the presentations and would be beneficial in ensuring our coaches are fully aware of the any new developments and ideas on coaching

 

 

 


 Happy Birthday PADDY  

 

The club wishes a happy 40th birhtday to club stalwart and current Senior Hurling manager Paddy Tumelty.

Many happy returns Paddy and doesn't time fly and style change !!!!

 

 

 


 

 

 


Last Man Standing: 25/01/14

 

The Club shall be running a Last Man Standing competition for the upcoming National League games. The cost is £10 to enter, with costs going to the player welfare fund. All Senior Footballers and Hurlers as well as ladies are encouraged to sell five each before the National League starts next weekend.


NAME..................................

TEL......................................





Brendan Herron, Chairman

**in the event of a tie, a draw will take place on 6/4/14 to establish the winner. Club's decision is final.
LAST MAN STANDING 2014

HOW TO PLAY
• Select one team to win each week
• If they win you are through to the next week, lose and you are out.
• You must not select the same team twice. So choose wisely!
• Closing date for entries 1/2/14.
• The Last Man Standing wins!
• Cost £10. Prize £150
NFL Div 1 2014
DATE
FIXTURES
SELECTION
1/2/13

2/2/13
Dublin v Kerry
Derry v Tyrone
Cork v Wmeath
Kildare v Mayo


9/2/14
Cork v Kildare
Kerry v Derry
Tyrone v Mayo
Wmeath v Dublin

1/3/14
2/3/14
Dublin v Cork
Derry v Wmeath
Kildare v Tyrone
Mayo v Kerry

8/3/14
9/3/14
Dublin v Kildare
Cork v Derry
Kerry v Tyrone
Wmeath v Mayo

16/3/14
Derry v Dublin
Kildare v Kerry
Mayo v Cork
Tyrone v Wmeath

29/3/14
30/3/14
Dublin v Mayo
Cork v Tyrone
Derry v Kildare
Wmeath v Kerry

6/4/14
Kerry v Cork
Kildare v Wmeath
Mayo v Derry
Tyrone v Dublin


NHL Div 1 2014
DATE
FIXTURES
SELECTION
15/2/13
16/2/13
Tipp v Waterford
Galway v Dublin
Clare v Kilkenny


23/2/14
Dublin v Clare
Kilkenny v Tipp
Waterford v Galway

9/3/14

Kilkenny v Galway
Waterford v Dublin
Tipp v Clare

15/3/14
16/3/14
Dublin v Kilkenny
Galway v Tipp
Clare v Waterford

23/3/14
Kilkenny v Waterford
Tipp v Dublin
Clare v Galway


www.gambleaware.co.ukwww.lamhdheargclg.com

 


 Interview with Anto Finnegan - 22/01/14

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/his-wife-their-kids-their-life-these-are-his-all-stars-29929308.html

Anto Finnegan interview with Paul Kimmage. Very inspirational interview and great to see some club members pro actively involved in supporting Anto and the worthy charity deterMND.

 

 


 Mouthguards - 20/01/14

Since January 1st 2013, it has been mandatory for players in age grades up to and including minor to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. 
From January 1st 2014, this rule will apply to Gaelic footballers in all age grades.

 


 

 Croke Park Tickets - 19/01/14

 

The club will be selling tickets issued by Croke Park @ £10 per ticket with a fabulous array of prizes. All ticket sales will be retained by the club. The proceeds will be donated to our Player Welfare Fund to support costs of surgery and physio treatment etc. Tickets available from Brian Smyth and hoping for positive response from club members as Player welfare is paramount in the club and is expensive to administer.

 


Strong School Links - 19/01/14 
Delighted to see Ballymacward PS,participate in a Primary school Blitz just before Christmas. Many thanks to the parent's who  selfishly give up their time to manage the team and  commitment and events like this can only enhance development of hurling in the club and Ballymacward.

 


 

FUNdamentals - 16/01/14 

Back Again by Popular Demand - Our popular FUNdamentals AND u8/10 Football coaching resumes on Saturday in Hannahstown Hall.

11.00-11,45-P1/2'S
11.45-12.30-P3/4'S
12.30-1.15-P5/6'S

See you all on Saturday for commencement of another busy and exciting season ahead. LD ABU

   

 

 

 
Volunteer & Unemployed Engagement programme - 13/01/14

Ulster GAA in Association with DCAL and County Boards 


OPPORTUNITY 1 YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SCHEME!!18-24yrs and unemployed 

Use your time effectively 9am – 5pm 
Attend a training centre to update qualifications and get experience 
Training and Development Provided Free of Charge 
Registration fees, Travel and Food costs will all be covered 

Contact the Youth Employment Scheme officers at your local Jobs and Benefits Office to find out more info on Ulster GAA’s 8 week work experience scheme..! or Contact Ulster GAA's Social inclusion Officer - shane.mccann.ulster@gaa.ie Application process: via local Jobs & Benefits office -Applications Close 31st January..!!! 

Start Date - Monday 17th February 

OPPORTUNITY 2 A VOLUNTEER and UNEMPLOYED ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME 18+ UNEMPLOYED or AVAILABLE from 9.00AM TO 5.00PM 

- Use your time effectively to pick up valuable training and development 
- Attend a training centre close to you to update qualifications and get experience 
- Training and Development Provided Free of Charge 
- Resources, Registration fees, Travel and Food costs will all be covered 
Application process – CV emailed to -shane.mccann.ulster@gaa.ie 
079 2052 8793Applications Close 31st January..!!! 

Start Date - Monday 17th February to Friday 21st - 9am – 

 


 


Gold Status - 13/01/14

 

Linda Fegan and Deborah Tumelty attended a luncheon for Clubs who have been awarded Belfast Club Mark Gold status in the Lord Mayor's Parlour today. The Lord Mayor acknowledged the importance of sports within the city and thanked all volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

 


Annual Registration Day for All - 09/01/14

Really important all club members attend our forthcoming important registration days.

From 1st January 2014 all players must be registered to train, play, manage or participate in any functions in Lámh Dhearg. Our annual registration days, for both existing and new parents, mentors and players will be held in club rooms on:

Saturday 11th January 2014, 10am – 1pm, Parents & children aged 16 and under

Sunday 12th January 2014, 2pm – 5pm, Minors and Seniors

Unless your membership fees are paid a person cannot train, play, manage or participate in any function run by Lámh Dhearg CLG.

If you are wishing to set up the preferred method of payment, direct debit/standing order please ensure you bring your bank details so that arrangements for payment can commence from 1st February 2014.

If you have previously registered for club membership you still need to attend to complete this process to allow us to access Gift Aid rebates which will contribute a further 25% for club funding. We will also use these sessions to capture up to date information on all our members.

For full benefits, information and fees please see the club website and facebook page. Any queries or concerns please contact the club registrar Deborah Tumelty (07709 767831).


Start the Year in Good Company - 09/01/14


Senior Presentation & Awards
Saturday 1st February 2014
7.30pm
Tickets - £10
(3 complimentary drinks, members only)

Come along to a great night's craic. A buffet will be provided, along with Live music. Tickets can be purchased at the bar or Maura Tubridy (07855 403744).

 

 

 


The Gathering Festival -09/09/13

 

The Gathering festival at the club was a massive success and achieved our main aim which was to bring together all the members of the club and the local community not only from the present but over the past 60 - 70 years. We had representatives from past teams going back to the 1950's and families who have been part of the Hannahstown community for many, many generations who all came to the large and varied activities that were on offer in the excellent programme. There have been many great events celebrated at Lamh Dhearg throughout the past 110 years but there is no doubt that the Gathering has been one of the most memorable of all. It was great to the young and the not so young enjoying the activities alongside each other and one of the highlights was the lighting of the beacon at last night’s final event at Pairc Lamh Dhearg.

 

Many thanks to all who organised this fantastic festival and to all of you who attended each and every event. There is no doubt in my mind that the past four days have served to ensure that Cumann Lamh Dhearg is the finest example of a family friendly community GAA club that exists in not only this county but in Ulster.

Lamh Dhearg Abu.

 

Barney Herron, Cathaoirleach

 

 


The Gathering Weekend - Thursday 5th –Sunday 8th September

 


Lámh Dhearg C.L.G Hannahstown Co. Antrim wish to welcome all past and present playing and social members from around the world to join them for a special “Gathering” Weekend on 5th/6th/7th/8thSeptember 2013.

This event is planned to extend a “Céad Mile Failte” to all members who have been part of the Lámh Dhearg community over the past 50 years. The festival will reflect all aspects of club life sporting, cultural and social and everyone attending is guaranteed great craic and festivities that will create new memories to last a life time.

Thursday 5th September

Golf Classic @ Masserene 12.30pm

Ladies Darts Team Reunion 7.30pm

Pool Team Reunion 7.30 pm

Golf Presentation in Clubrooms @ 9.00

Friday 6th September

The Gathering of the Old Greats

All County Minor B Championship Final ay 6.45 @ Glenavy

Old Times Past Quiz 8.30pm

Reunion of the 50’s-70’s teams

Craic agus Ceol

Tickets £10.00 inc buffet supper and available from the club.

Saturday 7th September

The Gathering of the Young Greats

Car wash 9.30am

Cake/ Bun sale/ Bric a Bac Sale/Tombola  10.30 am

Under 8/10 Football/Hurling Blitz 11.00am

Free Health Screening 11.00am

Gaelige Cultural event/Art  in clubrooms 12 noon

Juvenile 7aside blitz 2.00pm

Ladies Football Blitz 4.30pm

Live Lurcher racing 7.00pm

Reunion of teams from 80’s,90’s and 00’s

Special tribute to 1986 All County Junior Hurling Team and Minor Football Champions of 1988

8.30pm – late

Tickets £10 available from club and inc Live music and buffet supper

Sunday 8th September

The Gathering of the Community

The Big Breakfast 10am

Mass 12noon

Family Fun Day 1.30

Inc Family Fun Aerobics work out with Fitness Freddy

Sports-Sack race, Three Legged Race and Wheelbarrow race etc

Stalls

BBQ

Krazy Kenny Roadshow 3.30pm

Live coverage of All Ireland Hurling Final

Final Farewell inc parade of teams and lightning of Beacon @ 7.30


The Gathering
Watch this space on countdown to THE GATHERING as we will specifically feature particular events

Sat 7th SEPT
REUNION OF TEAMS FROM 80'S 90''S 00'S with special tribute to 1986 Junior Hurling Champions and Minor football champions of 1988.

Promises to be a great nostalgic occasion with many acquaintances renewed and many stories relived and memories shared...

Tickets £10 available from clubrooms inc live music and buffet supper.

Encourage all current members from this era to attend and do their best to entice and encourage players who have drifted away to come along to this unique event.

A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED.

The GatheringLámh Dhearg C.L.G Hannahstown Co. Antrim wish to welcome all past and present playing and social members from around the world to join them for a special “Gathering” Weekend on 5th/6th/7th/8thSeptember 2013.

This event is planned to extend a “Céad Mile Failte” to all members who have been part of the Lámh Dhearg community over the past 50 years. The festival will reflect all aspects of club life sporting, cultural and social and everyone attending is guaranteed great craic and festivities that will create new memories to last a life time.

This special “ Gathering Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. 2013” will include a wide range of family activities with events for young and old. The weekend activities and events will also focus on welcoming all the local community, the elderly, the marginalised, and those from other community backgrounds.

So get in touch with us by email, text , face book. Let us now if you can attend. Come along to meet old friends and acquaintances, relive old memories and stories of your time at Lámh Dhearg and also meet new friends at the club. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends, so see you at the“Gathering Lámh Dhearg C.L.G September 5th – 8th 2013

Click here to view details of weekend events The Gathering Flyer


A Chairde,

As you are aware we are holding our annual sponsored walk this Saturday 22nd June 2013 at the club at 11.00 am. We are inviting all participants to come into the club afterwards for Tea/Coffee and sandwiches/Tray bakes. Could you help us with this process by making sandwiches or tray bakes/buns/cakes etc.

 

Please come back to me as soon as possible to let me know.

 

Go raibh maith agaibh,

Barney herron



Sponsored Walk - 17/06/13

A Chairde,

We are holding our annual sponsored walk this Saturday 22nd June at the club and hope that you can all join us. There will be no training on this day and we want all players, their parents and relatives and friends to join us in this important event. Sponsor forms can be downloaded from the club website or obtained from any club mentor and we are requesting that each family take just one form rather than each child/young person holding their own individual forms. The event will take place in the club grounds around our new “ Highway To Health “ walking route which means we do not have to leave the club site and this makes for a safer event for all concerned.

 

The club will be open afterwards and Tea/Coffee and sandwiches and tray bakes will be available for everyone. Please come and join us in this important event and help us make the next stage of club development ( Children’s Play Park...Commencing July 2013 ) come a step closer.

 

Barney Herron 07756713111

Linda Fegan   07816031043

Orla Fitzsimons 07725530611

 

Meet at the club at 11.00 am and stewards/Mentors will be there to direct you to the starting point.

If anyone wants to help by making sandwiches or doing tray bakes or buns please contact one of the people below and let us know.

 

Is mise le meas,

Barney Herron

Cathaoirleach/Chairman



KELLOGGS CUL CAMP - 10/06/13

Plans are now underway for our annual and popular Kelloggs Club Cul camp between 29th July - 2nd Aug. Participants will receive top quality coaching from qualified coaches and county players and experience conditioned and mini games in an atmosphere of fun and safety. The Cul camp in Hannahstown however offers more than the standard Nationwide Cul Camps and surely is the camp to enrol.

We hold a breakfast club with emphasis on healthy eating menu. We also have Irish Classes/Arts and Crafts after the coaching. During the camp we also participate in a healthy and scenic walk over Divis Mountain open to all family members. We also run a Saffron Og camp for 4 to 6 year olds conducted by Ulster Council Development Officers. Cost of enrolment on the healthy and active and fun packed week is £35 per child or £65 for 2.
Family rates also included.

Furthermore you have a great opportunity to avail of discount .To register for Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps & receive €5 off (sterling equivalent in N.I) per registration per child when you register online, you need to locate the unique code inside promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (500g, 750g & 1kg) & Kellogg’s Rice Krispies (510g & 700g), one code per pack.

Every child also receives a full Kelloggs GAA Kit and kit bag . For application forms or further information, please Contact Deaglan Bunting, Camp Co-ordinator on 07792922739. Enrol early to avoid disappointment to experience a unique week of Gaelic games.


FELIX MULLIGAN OVER 40'S 7A-SIDE TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 23RD JUNE @ PAIRC LÁMH DHEARG throw in 12.00

A feast of  open adventerous and  attacking football in prospect with no defensive systems or sweepers etc -Pat Spillane


Sponsored Walk -
10/06/13

A chairde,

 

We are holding the annual sponsored walk at the club on Saturday 22nd June and will be using the "Highway to Health" walking route which we have recently opened. This is an opportunity to get everyone together and to have a bit of "craic" and enjoy a good afternoon in each other’s company.

 

We are inviting everyone to come along and this includes parents of our players, Grandparents, relatives, friends and family and our own players and members. We hope to have at least 150 people taking part in the walk and then having tea and refreshments afterwards in the clubrooms.

 

This is an opportunity for the club to raise the profile of our Highway to health pathway and also to make members and friends aware of the huge changes that have taken place in the club site in the past few years. It is also an opportunity to raise essential and much needed funding to sustain this development work and the day to day expense of running the club and keeping upwards of 22 teams playing in the various leagues and championships.

Sponsor forms are available from the people listed below and from the clubhouse.

Please come along and support this venture on 22nd June at 12.00 noon at the club.

 

Contact for sponsor forms:

Barney Herron 07756713111

Linda Fegan   07816031043

Orla Fitzsimons 07725530611

 

We are also proud to announce details of our annual Felix Mulligan over 40's football Tournament which takes place at the club on Sunday 23rd June. This tournament is held in memory of our former president Felix and is a great tribute to a true club man. The day is great craic and as well as a good quality of football we are guaranteed a good afternoon’s craic with tea and refreshments in the club afterwards.

 

For further details please contact Pat Mc Cambridge or Brian Smyth.

 

Is mise le meas,

Barney Herron
Cathaoirleach


RIP Fr. Matt Wallace - 07/06/13
It is with deep regret to inform club members that our Former President, Reverend Father Matt Wallace sadly passed away today. Matt was a very capable, affable and popular President who served the club with great integrity and distinction and became a lifelong and respected friend of many clubmen and their families. 

 

Matt was a true gentleman and committed priest who was the champion of people in his parishes of St Oliver Plunkett, St Peter's and Holy Trinity and considerably enhanced the quality of life and passion for our faith in these areas. Matt was also very dedicated to his parishioners and always caring and considerate as he continually helped out many people especially people who in their life were experiencing troubled and difficult times. 

 

Deepest sympathy to the Wallace Family and Diocese of Down and Connor and may Matt rest in eternal peace. Fr Matt will be a huge loss to the community of West Belfast and will always be remembered with affection.



Ulster Champions
hip 2013
Ulster_Championship_2013

Ulster Senior Football Championship 2013

Live on the big screen this Sunday 26th May Qtr Final - Donegal v Tyrone 4pm

Why not call up to clubroom and avail of drink promo ‘3 Coors Light for £6’ running from kick off to final whistle.


CEMETERY SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS - 23/05/13

Hannahstown Cemetery: Sunday 26th May 3pm

 

Help needed – any one that is available on Sunday 26th May to help steward cemetery Sunday at Hannahstown please contact Fr DELARGY for arrangements and details on how you can help out.



GIVE A LITTLE BACK - 30/04/13

Your Opportunity to give a little back…….

We need your help to make our club the best GAA club in Antrim and beyond. You will no doubt have noticed the fantastic developments at the club, including the 3G pitch, the highway to health and the work to create the "Village Square including a Childrens’ Play Park" for Hannahstown Village.
Please click on 'PDF' link to read full letter on how you can help  




TEXAS HOLD'EM

Texas Hold’em evening will be held this Friday 26th April 2013 in clubrooms Registration 8pm sharp -

Winner £1,000 Guaranteed

£50 Buy In

£5 Registration

Blinds start 25/50


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
- 11/04/13
The Executive Committee have been advised by Paddy Cunningham club treasurer of his intention to stand down from this position due to work and personal commitments. Paddy has held this and the PRO position on committee over the past three year period and we wish to express our gratitude to him for all his hard work and dedication to club affairs throughout this period. We wish Paddy well and hope to see him back working with committee in the future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to advise you all of the importance of the role of Club Treasurer and also the associated role of Assistant Treasurer and are keen to invite application/expression of interest in these positions on the Executive Committee.

If you are interested please contact the club secretary Brian Smyth on 07971 323918 or brian.smyth@lamhdheargclg.com


CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW IN AID OF CLUB TRAINING KIT - 08/04/13
All Minors and Seniors must return tickets and fees ASAP – Draw will take place on May Day hopefully all members will support out draw.

Training Gear Draw


Div 2 Hurling
Our Senior Hurlers got their Division 2 campagin off to a winning start yesterday full time score Glen Rovers, Armoy 3-09 v Lámh Dhearg 2-13 click here to view full match report By Kevin Herron
Eggciting time @ Fundamentals - 30/03/12
Children enjoy easter egg treasure hunt at Fundamentals and Football coaching today.

Easter Fundamentals 2013 Easter Fundamentals 2013 Easter Fundamentals 2013

Important Update
Due to weather conditions this evenings Texas Hold’em event due take place in clubrooms has had to be cancelled and will be rescheduled to take place on 26th April 2013.
Texas Hold'em 22-03-13

Village Renewal Work Commences in Hannahstown – 06/03/13
Work has commenced on a £320,000 village makeover for the Hannahstown community that will open a new entrance to the Belfast Hills.

The joint venture between Hannahstown Community Association and Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. has resulted in grant funding being secured from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Belfast and Lisburn City Councils last autumn.

The scheme – due for completion in the summer - will see part of the land at Lámh Dhearg C.L.G transformed into a village square for the local community.

The exciting amenities will incorporate a children's playground and a Highway to Health walking route with external gym equipment, which will be open for public use. The works will also include new gateway signage and other environmental improvements such as improved access into the Belfast Hills.

Jim McCormick, chair of Hannahstown Community Association said “It’s great to see this ambitious project beginning at last after all the work the whole community has invested over the past two years. This first phase will provide activity opportunities for both the young and old members of our community and beyond. Future plans include the urgent provision of a footway from Lámh Dhearg C.L.G to the top of Hannahstown Hill and the Community Centre, thereby providing a link between the two community hubs in the village’’


MOUTH GUARDS-IMPORTANT NOTICE

From Saturday 9th March all underage coaches in the club will be strictly adhering to the statutory law that all players Under 18 players must wear mouth guards.  Failure to wear mouth guards will result in your child not being permitted to participate in either the coaching session or matches.

 

If you have yet to purchase a mouth guard, please do so as soon as possible and our advice is to buy them at O’Neills at the Kennedy Centre.

 

Brendan Herron, Chairman
MOUTH GUARDS-IMPORTANT NOTICE MOUTH GUARDS-IMPORTANT NOTICE MOUTH GUARDS-IMPORTANT NOTICE MOUTH GUARDS-IMPORTANT NOTICE


SA Under 8's Football - 01/03/13
Lámh Dhearg hosted the first of this season's SA Under 8's Football Go Games tournament on their 3G Pitch... Despite a very bitterly cold winter's day it didn’t detract from many under 8's serving up a very high standard of skills and many exciting games.
SA Under 8's Football 2013

U10 NORTH ANTRIM INDOOR HURLING TOURNAMENT – 10/02/13
LD 3 v 4 Loughgiel
LD 3 v 3 Slaughtniel
LD 1 v 3 Dunloy
LD 2 v 1 Glenshesk

Well  done to the panel and mentors on a creditable performances in the blitz

EUGENE MCGRATH RIP - 09/02/13
It is with deep regret to inform you that, Eugene McGrath, Father of popular club footballer and member, Colm, sadly passed away today. Deepest sympathy to the McGrath family and may Eugene rest in peace.

 


HOGAN STAND – 05/02/13
Well done to Conor Murray on being selected on the Hogan Stand Team of the week. Encouraging to see Conor along with brother Ryan, Micko, and Brendan Herron all contributing positively to Antrim's win over Cavan.
Conor Murray v Cavan 3/2/13

2013 PRE SEASON COACHING TIMES/VENUES - 31/01/13

Sunday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

10am-12noon U16 Football on 3G

4-5pm U6/8/10 Hurling and Camogie @ De La Salle

 

7-8pm U16 Football in Hannahstown Hall

6-7pm U10/U12/U14 Hurling on 3G

7-8pm Minor football @ La Salle  

7:30-9pm Senior Pre-Season on 3G

6-7pm U14/16 Girls Football @ Colaiste Na Feirste

6-7pm U14 Football in Hannahstown Hall

6-7pm Minor Football on 3G 

11-11:45 Fundamentals & Football Coaching in Hannahstown Hall 

11:45-12:30 U8 Football in Hannahstown Hall

12:30-1:15pm U10 Football in Hannahstown Hall

5-6 pm Under 12 Football on 3G


ULSTER LEAGUE CAMPAIGN - 31/01/13
Good luck to our senior footballers as they open their 2013 ulster league campaign with game against Buncrana under floodlights 
on Saturday night in Buncrana at 7.00 pm.


TIME NOW TO HAVE YOUR MOUTH GUARDS – 27/01/13
Important reminder that it is now statutory that all Footballer/Ladies under 18 players ranging from Fundamentals to minor must wear mouth guards at coaching sessions and in matches. If you have yet to purchase a mouth guard, please do so as soon as possible and our advice is to buy them at O’Neills at the Kennedy Centre.

DROP-OFF POINTS, THE WELCOME CENTRE APPEAL - 25/01/13
Below are the details of the 3 drop-off points for next week's appeal. I would really appreciate any help you all could give.

NEXT WEEK:
(1) Thursday 31st January, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Lámh Dhearg CLG, Main Hall

(2) Saturday 2nd February, 10.30am - 2.00pm, St Joseph's Parish Hall, Hannahstown Hill

(3) Sunday 3rd February, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, De La Salle College, Edenmore Drive

For both Men & Women remember!
* Socks & Underwear
* Warm Clothing - Jumpers, fleeces, thermals, coats etc
* Toiletries (if donating deodorant it must be roll-on not aerosol)
* Scarfs, gloves, hats

Grma a chairde!

Orla Fitz xx


The Welcome Centre Appeal - 23/01/13
I NEED YOUR HELP - Guys and Dolls I am going to be organising an appeal for the Welcome Centre in West Belfast. As you know it was burnt to the ground and although they are in new premises now, they lost an awful lot and are in desperate need of practical items for homeless Men and Women in our community. I will be starting next week (the drop-off point and time for donations will be confirmed very soon) but if you would like to help, perhaps you could start gathering this week these are the types of things they need:

For both Men & Women remember!
* Socks & Underwear
* Warm Clothing - Jumpers, fleeces, thermals, coats etc
* Toiletries (if donating deodorant it must be roll-on not aerosol)
* Scarfs, gloves, hats

I should know by this Friday the drop-off arrangements so I will keep you posted.

Go raibh maith agaibh,

Orla Fitz xx


Girl’s Gaelic Football – 21/01/13
Girls u14 and u16 football training will be starting this Thursday night at 5.50-7pm in Colaiste Feirste school. Please bring £1.50 to cover the cost of the hall. All new players welcome.


3G Pitch - Party Packages

3g Pitch - Party and Play 3g Pitch - Coach and Party 


Antrim Post YouTube – 19/01/13

Go onto You Tube and click Antrim Post and watch clips of County McKenna Games v Tyrone and Derry and see some footage of club players in county action.


Fundamentals and Football Coaching Resumes -
09/01/13 
Our popular weekly Fundamentals and football coaching sessions resume back on Saturday 12th January in Hannahstown Hall.

11.00-11.45 - Primary 1/2's
11.45-12.30 - Primary 3/4's
12.30-.1.15 - Primary 5/6's

Looking to see you all on Saturday and raring to go for another season of fun activities and coaching.

Fundamentals and Football Coaching  Fundamentals and Football Coaching  Fundamentals and Football Coaching



End of Year Presentation Night 2012
Merry Christmas Everybody
  


Barney Meleady RIP - 19/12/12
It is with deep regret to learn that Barney Meleady, good supporter and friend of the club and prominent and highly respected member of the parish sadly passed away today. May Barney rest in peace and deepest sympathy to the Meleady family.

New Commitee for 2013 - 17/12/12
The new Executive Committee elected at the AGM for 2013 is as follows:

Chairman – Barney Herron
Vice Chair – Linda Fegan
Secretary – Brian Smyth
Ass. Secretary – Gerry Mulligan
Treasurer – Paddy Cunningham
Registrar – James Martin
Games Development – Deaglan Bunting
Facilities – Peter Kane
PRO – Paul Buchanan
Strategic Development – Michael Brady
Cultural Officer - Orla Fitzsimons
Social Initiative – Jim Ferguson


End of Year Presentation Awards - 14/12/12
Tickets for the above will be available at the Children’s Party on Sunday from 2.30 to 10.00. You can also contact Paddy Cunningham (07739166713) or Michael Brady (07734563691).

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY - 11/12/12
Our annual Christmas party in clubrooms will be held on Sunday 16th December 2.30 to 4.30 - A popular family event for all our members to attend and enjoy. See you all there

NEW LOTTO – 02/12/12
Due to popular demand as from Sunday 9th December the Club Lotto will increase its prize money to its previous level of three weekly draws of £30, £10 and £10 coupled with a £50 per week increase to the Jackpot. This is a major on cost to the Clubs Finances so please give it your full support.

AGM - 28/11/12
Our Annual AGM will be held on Sunday 9th December 14:00 in clubrooms - Please contact Brian Smyth on 07971323918 if you haven't recieved your nomination forms

Felix Mulligan over 40's 7aside tournament - 26/11/12
St. John's won the inaugural Felix Mulligan over 40's 7aside tournament on Lámh Dhearg's 3G Pitch. The Johnnies defeated the host club in a very exciting and keenly contested final. All teams should be commended for providing a high standard of football in a very sporting atmosphere on a crisp and cool November day. The host club must be complimented for staging such an enjoyable and well organized tournament and for it’s after match hospitality.

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FELIX MULLIGAN OVER 40’S 7-ASIDE TOURNAMENT – 19/11/12
Felix Mulligan

Lámh Dhearg are staging an Over 40’s 7 a-side Football Tournament on Sunday 25th November on their 3g pitch between 2.00-4.00.The tournament is in honour of their late esteemed and popular President, Felix Mulligan. It promises to be an exciting afternoon of quality and exciting football as the veterans of host club, St John’s, Lavey, Davitt’s, St Agnes and St Teresa’s roll back the years and dust their boots down.

Felix was an absolute gentleman who give a quality voluntary lifetime service to the club and his death was a huge loss to his family, the club and the Rock and Hannahstown Community.

Felix was a passionate and dedicated club stalwart who was always pro actively supporting the club on the field or in fund raising initiatives and social events as well as contributing to a positive input into the administration of club affairs. Felix didn’t miss too many games irrespective of the level, venue or weather and witnessed many highs as well as lows but this never deterred his burning enthusiasm love and pride of the club.

It was quite fitting that Felix was bestowed the honour of Club President last year in recognition of his outstanding and exemplary service to the club over decades.


Club Annual Christmas Draw Ballot - 18/11/12
We need your help anyone who would like to donate any gifts/food for hampers for this year’s ballot please drop items into Club. Your support is much appreciated many thanks Gerard Mulligan.

Boxing Night – 16/11/12
Due to the on coming Christmas Holidays and Parties etc the Boxing Night has been postponed to a date later in the year. Our Boxing Co-ordinator Mr. John Dunne felt there was not enough time for competitors to receive the appropriate training so in the interest of health and safety we will re-schedule. As soon as a date becomes available it will be published on these sites.

Go raibh maith agaibh.
Paddy Cunningham Snr 


Scór -
09/11/12
We would like to wish our Scór na nÓg team all the best tonight at their semi-final in Aghagallon. They have trained hard and rehearsed into the late evenings and I know they will do us proud.

Team meeting and food will be at 5pm. The bus leaves the club tonight at 6.30pm. There's currently some room for parents and supporters. If anyone would like to come along please contact Orla Fitzy (077255
30611) to secure your place on the bus.

The team also have to attend the second semi-final in Glenravel this Sunday to compete in another category for Scór na nóg.

Thank you to all the young people and their mentors involved for their dedication to and passion for all aspects of the CLG life.

Beir bua!!

Social Initiative - 06/11/12
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Name : Michael Fahey
Just back from a wonderful weekend in Belfast as part of the social initiative.The visit was organised by the St Josephs club from Kilteevan in Roscommon and Kilteevan Community Development Group.

The club linked with An Lamh Dhearg club from Hannahstown for the week end and boy did we receive regal treatment from the club and its members. From our arrival on Friday evening to our departure on Sunday the club facilities and its members and officials were on hand to advise ,help, and entertain our group.

For many of our group this was a first trip to Belfast. We visited the Titanic experience, had an open top bus tour of Belfast, the opportunity to engage in retail therapy and of course visit some of Belfast's historic sites.

One of the highlights of our trip was a memorable visit to An Lamh Dhearg social centre where a night of fun ,song and stories left many of our group with everlasting memories and new friendships for life.

A sincere thank you to all in An Lamh Dhearg. You all did your club community,city and county proud. The trip proves the value of the social initiative and you are true ambassadors for CLG.

Many Thanks
Michael Fahey
Chairman, Roscommon Co Board.

Club Gear Orders – 02/11/12
Anyone looking to place an order for club merchandise need to do so by the end of this weekend as we need to have order away to ensure delivery before Christmas.

We will be in Clubrooms Friday 02/11/12 from 7:30-8:30pm, Hannahstown Hall Saturday 03/11/12 from 11-1pm and finally De La Salle Sunday 04/11/12 from 5:30-6:30pm. Please note that completed order forms are to be returned to Mary Gibson 07979555349 along with full payment to secure order. 


Important Notice about Mouth Guards -
01/11/12
The purpose of this document is to present Clubs, Players and Parents with an overview of the forthcoming implementation of the GAA/GPA mouthguard initiative. This is a summary and more in-depth information will be made available in the near future.

It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014

There are three types of mouthguards:
Stock mouthguards are preformed and come ready to wear. Dentists do not recommend their use. Nonetheless, once they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark they are acceptable in terms of complying with the new GAA Rules.

Boil and bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most Sport Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Typically this type of mouthguard will cost in the region of €15 to €20 and again any mouthguard with the CE mark on it in this category is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.
Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist's instructions. These will offer the best protection against dental and oral injury. Prices can vary significantly and it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before deciding to purchase.

There will be a range of official GAA/GPA mouthguards available to purchase in December. Further information on these products will be circulated to Clubs in late November.

COMPLYING WITH THE NEW RULE
If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him off (See Rule 6.2, Rules of Foul Play, The Playing Rules of Football, Official Guide, Part II, 20112)

SOME QUESTIONS
When does the new rule come into effect?
From January 1st 2013, all players playing in grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.

When does the ruling come into effect for adult players?
From January 1st, 2014 all players at all grades will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and practice sessions.

What will happen if I am not wearing a mouthguard in a game?
If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he/she will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him/her off.

Who is responsible for ensuring mouthguards are worn at training or practice sessions?
It is a matter for each club to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions. Clubs and players should note that players may not be covered under the player injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.

Do players have to wear a mouthguard in hurling games?
No, the new rule only applies to football; however, wearing a mouthguard when playing hurling does reduce the risk of dental injury.

I am a minor playing on an adult team in 2013; do I have to wear a mouthguard?
Not in 2013. The wearing of mouthguards in 2013 is compulsory at all age grades up to minor. However, a player playing at U-21 or adult level in 2013 is not required to wear a mouthguard under rule. From January 1st 2014 all players at all grades must wear a mouthguard.

Do I have to wear a mouthguard whilst playing Second Level games?
Yes. From January 1st 2013, all Second Level players will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.

Do I have to wear a mouthguard whilst playing Third Level games?
Not in 2013. From January 1st 2014 all players at all grades must wear a mouthguard.

I’m a referee; do I have to check all players’ mouths before a game to ensure compliance?
Referee’s will not be expected to individually check players before a game; however if a Referee notices that a player is not wearing a mouthguard, he should caution the player and if the player still refuses to wear one, he should be sent off.

Which type of mouthguard should I purchase?
The decision on which type of mouthguard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference. There is no doubt that custom fitted mouthguards offer the best fit and protection but they are the most expensive option also. The Stock and Boil & Bite options will suffice for compliance with the new rules, but only if the product carries the CE mark.

Is there an official GAA/GPA mouthguard?
There will be a range of official GAA/GPA mouthguards available to purchase in December. Further information on these products will be circulated to Clubs in late November.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact Games & Player Welfare Administrator Ruairí Harvey: Telephone: (0) 1 865 8685; E-mail: ruairi.harvey@gaa.ie 


Lámh Dhearg host Kill GAA
As part of the new and exciting Social Initiative exchange set up by Croke Park our club recently played host to Kill GAA on 5th-7th Oct CLICK HERE to read how they got on!
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Pitch closure -
‎16/10/12
The grass pitch will be closed from Monday 22nd October 2012 until early March 2013 for essential maintenance. The Executive Committee would like to thank all those members who have helped in anyway to maintain, manage and steward the pitch during the season. 

'The Chuck and The Chick' -
10/10/12
Hilarious new play coming to our clubrooms on 20th Oct 2012 called ‘The Chuck and The Chick’ written by Brenda Murphy who also wrote ‘A Night with George’ Tickets £8 each – To book a ticket please contact Maura Tubridy on 02890 629855 or 07855 403744 alternatively you can purchase ticket from behind bar this weekend. 

BT Internet Rangers – 10/10/12
BT INTERNET RANGERS OPEN FOR NORTHERN IRELAND APPLICATIONS - The awards are  looking for outstanding schools and children under the age of 16 who are bridging the generational and digital divide by helping older people to get online and teaching them basic IT and internet skills.

 

For further details and how to go about applying please click here


Ladies All Ireland - 24/09/12
There are 10 seats left on the bus going from the Club to Croke Park for the Ladies All-Ireland Final on 07th October.  Antrim play Louth in the Junior Final.  The cost including bus and tickets into the three finals is £15 a head.  If anyone wants to come for this discounted rate please contact Caoimhe on 07725 032365 by the end of today. 


Fight Night -13/09/12
Due to our involvement in the u21 football c/ship we have decided to postpone our fight night on 19th Oct . We have fixed a new date for 02/02/2013 at the Emerald Roadhouse. This will give us plenty of time to re-focus our energies and to train all competitors. There is a strong possibility that we will have lined up a few "High profile” boxers for the evening including a world ranked title fighter.

So come on board and give YOUR club the support it needs. We need more competitors not only from Lamh Dhearg but from other clubs and counties.

For further info contact Club Treasurer Paddy Cunningham on 07739166713 or Pat Mc Cambridge on 07706833688


Family Fest Weekend 

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Happy 100th Birthday - 06/09/12
Mary Mc Cann a lifelong resident of Hannahstown celebrated her 100th birthday recently surrounded by her huge family network and friends.

The Mc Cann family have been resident in the Englishtown area of Hannahstown since the early 1930's and the son's all played for their local GAA club Lámh Dhearg. This was some achievement as there were 7 sons, Frank, John, Brendan, Dominic, Gerard, Adrian, and Paddy. There were also 7 daughters Alice, Joan, Pat, Lily, Mary, Cecilia, Goretti.

The club are proud to acknowledge Mrs Mc Cann's contribution to the Hannahstown community and also the association the family have with the club. We wish Mrs Mc Cann all the best as she moves forward into her 101'st year of life and ask that all club members offer a special prayer for her continued long life.

MaryMcCann 100th Birthday

Barney Herron
Cathaoirleach, Cumann Lámh Dhearg


YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT FOR FEST TO SUCCEED

 

FAMILY FEST - FRIDAY 7th – 9th SEPTEMBER

One of the strong hallmarks of our proud club are the numerous families that encompass our big membership and to showcase our strong family ethos, we will be holding a FAMILY FEST over the week end of Friday 7th-9th September.

It is a bumper week end with an action packed programme and activities with an emphasis on participation, family fun, healthy lifestyle and thinking considerately of others.

Our Fest commences on Friday 7th September with a special Texas Hold-Em function for the Felix Mulligan Perpetual Trophy, in memory of our recently deceased popular President, Felix Mulligan. Felix was a very committed and dedicated Gael with a strong passion for Gaelic games and also loved participating in our weekly Texas Hold-Em nights. There has also been a very positive response to the event already which is a huge reflection of the esteem Felix was held in the club and community.

On Saturday 8th September, we will be hosting a South Antrim under 8/10 Go Games Hurling Tournament on our grass and 3g pitches and up to 200 young Gaels are expected to participate. During the blitz, we will be running our popular weekly Fundamentals Coaching and a DRIVE THROUGHCAR WASH and trust all members and patrons of the blitz will generously support the event and help generate much needed funds for the club.

Sunday heralds a family fun day and a must for all club members to attend.

It Kicks off with an open air family mass at 12.00 followed by a Grand Family Fun Aerobic Work. All members From Grandparents to toddlers are encouraged and expected to participate and more importantly collect sponsorship to boost club developments funds.

There will be also a specially commissioned aerial photograph to be taken of club members forming the club name on the pitch.

After the Aerobics a series of fun and sports events will be held followed by a barbeque and then the fest will finish with the Family Road Show Disco in the clubrooms or a chance to watch the All Ireland Hurling Final in our members lounge.


Family Fest 7th - 9th September 2012

 

Texas Hold-Em night for Felix Mulligan Perpetual Trophy in Clubrooms @ 8.30pm sharp

 

Car Wash  9.30am - 2.00pm
South Antrim Under 8/10 Hurling Go Games Tournament 11.00am - 2.00pm

 

12.00 - Open Air Mass

 

1.15pm - Grand Family Fun Aerobics Work –out

 

2.15pm - Specially commissioned aerial photograph of members forming club name on pitch

 

2.30pm – Family Fun and Sports activities such as Wheelbarrow Race, face painting, races and stalls etc.

 

4.00pm - Barbecue

4.00pm - Family Fun Disco Road show in clubrooms while All Ireland Hurling Final will be screened in our Members Lounge. 


Ranganna Gaeilge/ Irish Classes - 06/09/12

Irish Classes will begin for the Autumn term next week.  We received fantastic feedback last term, especially with regards to the teacher - Matt Lundy.  Matt has a fantastic approach and kept people entertained week after week.  So if learning Irish is something you always wanted to do but never got round it, or if you want to refresh the Irish that you have please call into the class.  

You are welcome just to sit in even and find out what it like if you are feeling particularly nervous, but I guarantee you will love it.  It's very informal and a real mix of men/ women/ ages/ club members & non-club members. 

Léibhéal/ Level: Beginners + Intermediate

Cá huair/ When: 
Every Thursday Night @ 7.00pm - 9.00pm

 

Cá háit/ Where: 
Club Rooms, Lámh Dhearg CLG

 

Teagmháil/ Contact: 
Orla Fitzsimons on 077255 30611

 


Going for Gold – 25/08/12

 

Lámh Dhearg C.L.G present Fight Night on 19th October – we have a number of fighters already signed up but if anyone is interested in taking part they are more than welcome to do so.

 

Mark "Smokin" Jordan ,

Mark "Marvellous" Mc Garry

Gerard "The hitman" Slane

Aaron "Angry" McCaulfield

Terry "One dig" McGuiness

Joe "The Bear" Doone

Deboragh "Boom Boom" Tumelty

Jennifer "The executioner" Holmes

Melissa "The assassin" Martin

Grainne "Razor" Smith

Mark "the chi-ck mag-net" McIlvenny


GoldMark Programme -  24/08/12

 

A Chairde,

Please circulate this notice to any young people within your club who may be interested in taking part in the GoldMark Programme.

The GoldMark Programme aims to recognise the volunteering efforts of young people in sport and this workshop is run in conjunction with the IFA so soccer clubs will also be in attendance.  The GoldMark Scheme is run by Volunteer Now and recognises three levels of volunteering 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 hours - this scheme is recognised by Department of Education and will help your young volunteers on CVs and college applications.

We will also be providing young sport volunteers with information about volunteering at the forthcoming World Police and Fire Games, of which GAA is an official sport.

Please circulate to your young club members from 14years to 24 years and encourage them to attend

Anyone interested in attending should register by emailing me at sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie

GOLDMARK - Introductory Workshop - County Antrim Clubs

Ulster GAA is a delivery partner of the GoldMark Programme which is led by Volunteer Now and we encourage young GAA volunteers to participate in the GoldMark Programme.

GoldMark aims to recognise the volunteering efforts of young people in sport, and requires the young volunteer to keep a record book of their hours and activities.  There are three levels of award - 50 hours, 100 hours and 200 Hours which is an award of Excellence.

Young volunteers receive a certificate for each level of award, which can be used to strengthen CVs, job application, and college/University applications.

This programme is open to anyone from 14 years to 24 years old. 

A short briefing workshop will be held on Thursday 13th September in the St Paul's GAA, Shaws Road, Belfast BT11 9QR at 6pm (the briefing will last no longer than 40 minutes and you will receive your full GoldMark pack)

If you are interested in getting involved please register for the introductory workshop by emailing sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie or ringing 02837517180

For further information on the scheme log onto: http://www.volunteernow.co.uk/volunteering/volunteering-and-2012-sports/goldmark


MINOR FOOTBALLERS - 15/08/12
Best of luck to Peter Martin and his Minor Football Panel in their County Quarter Final B Championship tie v St Agnes tomorrow night at the pitch at 7. Hope all members will turn out and  positively support the Minors. LD ABU.
 

7'S SUCCESS -
15/08/12
Congratulations to our under 14 footballers and management on winning the Colin 7 aside Shield at the week end. Well done to all concerned.
 

Hannahstown to Liverpool -
15/08/12 
Great to hear ex player, Ryan McLaughlin, currently playing for Liverpool FC acknowledge in an interview with BBC NI that he played for the club. The Club wish Ryan all the best in his career. 

Minister visits Club and supports Hannahstown Village Renewal - 03/08/12
Hannahstown Community Association and major stakeholder Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. were delighted to welcome the visit of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O Neill to Hannahstown on Monday 30th July 2012 in the Lámh Dhearg C.L.G On her visit, The Minister said:

“One of the key aims of the Rural Development Programme is to regenerate rural villages and bring back a vibrancy to them through engagement with local residents and the formulation of Village Plans that address the needs of the village community"

“This project is an excellent example of how the Rural Development Programme is proving a success in helping communities in rural areas to take forward projects which will make a real and lasting impact for people living and working in these areas.”

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Hannahstown has been defined as the only official Village with the Belfast environs. Principally the Minister will be briefed by HCA and Lámh Dhearg C.L.G. representatives on the status of the recently awarded rural development grant for “Village Renewal” scheduled to commence in Autumn 2012. The DARD initial delivered through the rural development programme has been actively supported and endorsed by Belfast and Lisburn City Councils. This village renewal project is to receive investment from Lagan Rural Partnership under the NI Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013. This Programme is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development' The Hannahstown area has suffered from investment of public funds for many years and local representatives are delighted that both City Councils are backing the project and have committed to a programme of match funding.

New facilities to be provide in the village of Hannahstown include Gateway Signage, environmental improvements, a new entrance to Belfast hills walking route,. Within the grounds of Lámh Dhearg C.L.G facilities will include a Village square, Children’s playground, secure public car parking, a Highway to health walking route with external Gym equipment, all open and free for public use. Strategic development Chairman Michael Brady said:

 

“The proposals in the Village renewal have brought a myriad of public bodies together to produce a scheme that will raise the profile of the Hannahstown Area after yrs of under investment. These new facilities will complement the recently completed 3G pitch in our Club which was supported by Sport NI.”

 

“We have a team of professionals within our membership at both the Club and HCA who have positively and constructively engaged with the public bodies and local politicians. However one critical last piece of the puzzle is missing and that is a public foot path to link all the amenities.”

 

Surprisingly to all involved is this Village doesn’t have a footpath and that presents health and safety issues in attracting users to the new facilities. Currently the Roads Service and DSD are working to provide a solution to this critical link.


SUCCESSFUL CUL CAMP - 27/07/12
Our annual Cul Camp was an outstanding success with over 115 children participating. The success can be attributed to a group of courteous, co-operative and enthusiastic members who were a credit to their club and families and a pleasure to work with and a very high level of professional organisation and diverse programme of quality coaching and activities. There has been a very positive feedback from the parent's.

I would like to sincerely thank the many members/parent's for their phenomenal commitment and contribution to a very enjoyable week - Camp Co-ordinator, members who efficiently carried out the administration of enrolment and collecting enrolment fees, Resident Coaches, Volunteer Coaches, Peer Coaches, Members who ran the popular Breakfast Club and Irish Language summer scheme, members who helped provide food and refreshments and cooked the barbecue and cleaned the club daily after each busy day etc. Much appreciated.

Events of this nature can only enhance the image of the club and reflects that our juvenile games development is in a very healthy condition and augurs well for the future of Games Development in the club.

Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager

 

Our popular Saturday Fundamentals and Gaelic Football Coaching sessions has been cancelled this Saturday as a mark of respect for Conor McConville's wife Bronagh and Mother of Juvenile member Conor who sadly passed away yesterday and to facilitate the club coaches to attend the funeral.
Senior Reserve Final - 26/07/12
Senior Reserve Shield Winners 2012County Antrim Post Match Report

Click here to read
Full Match Report by Kevin Herron

Click here to read
County Antrim Post Write up



BRON
AGH McCONVILLE RIP - 25/07/12
It is with deep regret to inform you that, Bronagh, wife of popular club stalwart and senior hurler, Conor ‘Baby’ McConville and mother of juvenile player Conor and Daniel sadly passed away today. Deepest sympathy to the McConville and Wilson families and may Bronagh rest in peace.

SENIOR REFIX – 23/07/12
The County have refixed our Senior Div 1 Football match v Rasharkin for this evening @ pitch 7.30pm All support is welcomed

Cúl Camp 2012

Cúl Camp - 22/07/12
Good luck to all involved in running and participating in Cúl Camp beginning tomorrow, I’m confident it will be a hugely enjoyable and successful week - May the sun shine. Paul Buchanan, GDM


Beauty Spot to host O’Neill’s Poc Fada Uladh 2012
The rescheduled O’Neill’s Ulster Poc Fada will go ahead THIS Saturday 21st July, at Divis Mountain, Belfast commencing at 11.00am.  Everyone welcome.

Speaking ahead of the outdoor event Chairman of Ulster Hurling Committee Martin McAviney stated, “The weather forecast is good for Saturday and the number of competitors is up on previous years so it should be an all action day on Divis Mountain in Belfast.   It’s always a special occasion when Ulster’s long distance ‘strikers’ of the sliothar come together and this year the target man to beat will be Derry’s Ruairi Convery, who has won the last three Ulster Poc Fada titles.

“Ulster GAA in association with O’Neills is delighted to announce competitions across all age groups, including: Senior, Over 40 and Under 16 in Hurling and in Camogie Senior, Over 35 and Under 16 competitions.  

“This will be the first year for us also to launch the inaugural Senior ‘Cic Fada’ competition, which will involved Gaelic Footballers from across Ulster.”

“This is sure to be a great family day out for spectators of all ages to attend in this area of outstanding natural beauty.”

The O’Neill’s Poc Fada Uladh 2012 starts at 11am sharp from Lamh Dhearg GAA

All Star School of Football 2012OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS – 16/07/12
Something which may be of a big interest and very beneficial and worthwhile to the development of underage players in the club. An unique and exciting opportunity to receive quality coaching by some of the country’s leading players on our doorstep.

Benny Coulter, Brian Mc Guigan, Ronan Clarke, Paddy Bradley and our own Paddy Cunningham have teamed up with CRY- Cardia risk in the Young and set up All star schools of football which will be taking place over the summer throughout Ulster, the Antrim based schools will run from 10am to 2.00pm in Creggan from 14th to 16th of August, and the Belfast School will be held in St Marys CBGS from the 20th to 22nd of August. It is aimed at players from 13-17 years of age. 

Coaches include:
Peter Canavan
Stephen Mc Donnell
Paul Mc Flynn
Ambrose Rogers
Enda Muldoon
Karl Lacey
Kyle Coney
Andy Mallon
Tony Scullion (Derry)
Philip Jordan
Danny Hughes
Kevin Brady

For any further information don’t hesitate to contact:
Paddy Cunningham 07825133250

 
Reserve Football Shield -
13/07/12
Good luck to our reserve footballers who play Naomh Pol in championship Semi Final tomorrow night 7pm at woodlands. All support is welcome LD Abu

12/06/12 - Just like to compliment the club members who recently successfully hosted two key events, Coaching session for the visiting party of English school children and the Joe McDonnell under 12 Tournament and events like these can only enhance the image of the club. Well done to all concerned and very much appreciated.

I would also like to encourage as many of our juveniles to enrol in our forthcoming Cul Camp and Scéim Samhraidh, the Irish language summer scheme, which will be an action packed bumper week of well organised and quality coaching and a great opportunity to iearn Irish. An opportunity not to be missed.

Bukey, Games Development Manager


Scéim Samhraidh - 10/07/12
Once again Glór an Ghleanna will be running the Irish Language summer scheme which takes place each day after the Cúl Camp (Mon 23rd - Fri 27th July) from 2pm - 4pm in the Main Hall.  The scheme is for those children who are interested in learning Irish through creative activities and game.

Please contact Orla Fitzsimons to book a place for your child.  Only £2 for the full week (077255 30611 or orla.fitzsimons@lamhdheargclg.com). We will also be at the Cúl Camp registration morning this Saturday 14/07/12 @11am in the clubrooms. 

 Scéim Samhraidh Ghlór an Ghleanna 


Joe McDonnell U12 Tournament - 10/07/12
On Saturday 07/07/12 the club successfully hosted the Joe McDonnell U12 Tournament which saw Sarsfields lift the shield - Congratulations to all club to took part on the day making it a very enjoyable day.

Joe McDonnell U12 Tournament Winners 2012
 

Cúl Camp
- 10/07/12
Following consultation with Antrim County we have now a few extra spaces available for Cúl Camp & Saffron Og (25 on Cúl camp and 10 on saffron óg) - We will be holding registration this Saturday morning 14/07/12 at 11.00am in clubrooms.  To register please contact Barney Herron on 07756 713111 


Thank you - 10/07/12
A note on behalf of the Mulligan family to once again thank the Committee and members of the Club for their thoughtful participation in the funeral of our friend and brother Felix.

 

He was so very proud of the Lamh Dhearg Club and the fact that he participated in its evolution over the years from humble beginnings to the current very impressive Gaelic Games Complex that it is today. There are very few better in the whole of Ireland and even fewer better managed. He continually commented on the dedication and commitment of so many people involved in the Club who gave of their time and skills in the promotion of our games. He admired each and everyone.

His appointment as Club President was the highlight of his life and he was so proud to have the honor. That coupled with his visit to the Aras completed a most memorable year.

And so Felix passed on as he lived his life without fuss and with dignity. The extended Mulligan family, although upset, were comforted by the many visits from Club Members and for the thoughtful and dignified participation in the funeral. The inclusion of so many young people in the overall arrangements was very much appreciated and their involvement in the Club augers well for the future.

As stated on the Web site the best way to remember Felix is to continue to encourage both young and old in the development of Gaelic Games in his beloved Lamh Dhearg, I am sure he will look on with a keen interest from his lofty perch!

Again a sincere thank you to all at Lamh Dhearg GAC.

 

On behalf of the Mulligan Family,

 

Cathal O'Maolagain


Felix Mulligan RIP - 02/07/12
R.I.P Felix Mulligan

It is with deep regret to inform you that our Club President, Felix Mulligan sadly passed away today.  Felix was an absolute gentleman who give a quality voluntary lifetime service to the club and his death will be a huge loss to his family, the club and the Rock and Hannahstown Community.

It was a privilege to have known Felix and always a pleasure to be in his company as he was always very courteous, immaculately dressed, bubbling with enthusiasm, consistently wore a radiant smile and always genuinely enquired about yourself and family and his friendship enriched the lives of many club members.

Felix was a passionate and dedicated club stalwart who was always pro actively supporting the club on the field or in fund raising initiatives and social events as well as have a positive input into the administration of club affairs. Felix didn’t miss too many games irrespective of the level, venue or weather and witnessed many highs as well as lows but this never deterred his burning enthusiasm love and pride of the club.  Felix always loved the post match analysis may it be on the hill or in the club and always voiced his opinions mannerly and honestly and showed great appreciation and respect for all club officers, players and mentors.

It was quite fitting that Felix was bestowed the honour of Club President last year in recognition of his outstanding and exemplary service to the club over decades .  The best way to honour and remember Felix is for all club members to continue with endeavour as Felix did with distinction to continue to promote and develop Gaelic games in the club.

Felix may you rest in peace and deepest sympathy to the Mulligan Family.

The Executive Committee 


Casino Night @ Lámh Dhearg on 06/07/12
 

Hurling alive in the hills -
30/06/12
Well done to the Club on its very successful organisation of the Under 8/10 Hurling Go Games at the pitch today. Received very positive feedback from many club mentors and parent's from the various clubs and portrayed a very positive image for the club. Congratulations to all concerned and who were involved and shows the club have the capacity and facilities to stage underage tournaments. Furthermore even more satisfying was the excellent performance of our own teams in the tournaments which augurs well for the future of hurling in the club.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager


Bank at Work Scheme - 29/06/12

 

 Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland, together with Lámh Dhearg c.l.g are offering a Bank at Work Scheme to Club members. Bank of Ireland are happy to provide club members a specialised banking service. The scheme is tailored directly to suit the individual's needs and as an introduction they are offering -

(a) £50.00 switching incentive fee payable to members who redirect their current account with mandated salary to Bank of Ireland and;
(b) £50.00 switching incentive fee to the Club itself upon member switching their account

For full details on the benefits and aims of the scheme please click on the following link:   Bank at Work Scheme

 
Cúl Camp - 25/06/12
Cúl Camp registration evening this Wed from 7.00 - 8.30pm in the clubroom. We have only 24 places left and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
 

Irish Dancing classes - 13/06/12
 

Irish Dancing classes, in preparation for Scór na nÓg will begin this
Monday, 18th June @ 7pm - 8pm in the Main Hall.  
All ages and abilities welcome.  
For further information please contact Ciara McGarry (07871 010316)


Car Wash -
15/06/12
Car Wash @ Club on Sat 16/06/12 Due to the weather conditions the car wash due to be held on Saturday 16/6/12 has been cancelled and will be arranged for another date. 

Final Call for Merchandise - 07/06/12
This weekend will be the final call for anyone wishing to place order for Club Merchandise - please follow link click here to download order forms and view prices. We will be in clubrooms this Saturday 09/06/12 between 11-1pm and Sunday 10/06/12 between 6-7pm. Please note that completed order forms are to be returned to Mary Gibson 07979 555349 along with full payment to secure order.  
Zumba @ Lámh Dhearg

Get Ready for Zumba!!

Zumba Fitness has started up in clubrooms and will run every Satruday
from 11am - 12 noon ONLY £4. Please spread the word everyone is welcomed!


Cúl Camp - 04/06/12
The club are hosting their annual Cúl Camp (coaching ,games and fun) on Mon 23rd July - 27th July, further details on times & cost can be found by click on image below - To register please contact Barney Herron on 07756 713111
Cúl Camp 2012
 

New U16 Sponsor - 30/05/12
The Emerald Roadhouse have become our new U16 Football/Hurling sponsor.
New U16 Sponsor - The Emerald RoadhouseNew U16 Sponsor - The Emerald RoadhouseNew U16 Sponsor - The Emerald RoadhouseNew U16 Sponsor - The Emerald Roadhouse

New Club Merchandise Range - 25/05/12
We are now taking orders for Club Merchandise - please follow link click here to download order forms and view prices. We will be in clubrooms this Saturday 26/05/12 between 11-1pm. Please note that completed order forms are to be returned to Mary Gibson 07979 555349 along with full payment to secure order.
2012 Hoodie
2012 Polo Shirt
2012 Roma Polo Shirt White
2012 T-Shirt
2012 Rain Jacket

Hoodie

Polo Shirt

Polo Shirt

T-Shirt

Rain Jacket

 Adult: £30.00

 Adult: £25.00

Adult: £25.00

 Adult: £20.00

 Adult: £30.00

 Kids: £23.00

 Kids: £18.00

Kids: £18.00

 Kids: £15.00

 Kids: £25.00


Fundamentals Success -
16/05/12
I would like to compliment our Fundamental Hurling Coaches for its superb organisation of the hurling tournament on 3G pitch tonight. Great to see so many young players from the club keenly participating  and performing impressively which augurs well for the future of hurling in the club. Finally another example of how useful the 3g Pitch is in facilitating the promotion and development of Gaelic games in the club. Well done to all concerned
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager

Lámh Dhearg Boxing Extravaganza - 15/05/12
We are in the planning stages for another successful Boxing Nite in October of this year. All those who want to participate, either inside or outside the ring, please contact Maura Tubridy on 07855403744 or Paddy Cunningham on 07739166713....   Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!! Finance Committee

Under 16 Footballers on the Road – 14/05/12
Great news to hear our Under 16 footballers have been invited to the prestigious Brian Roper U16 Football Tournament in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal on Saturday 19th May. Playing in tournaments of this calibre can only broaden the experience of our panel and enhance their development as a team. The Panel will be travelling by hired coach and there are a few places available on the coach and would be nice if some parent's/club members can travel and provide valuable support to the boys. If interested, contact Deaglan Bunting asap.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager

Candid Camera – 10/05/12
On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Paul Gibson for his time and effort in consistently taking so many quality photographs of club games/ events for the website. Much appreciated and Paul Keep up the excellent work in enhancing and promoting the image of Gaelic games in the club.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager

'1981' Play - 21/04/12
Congratulations to the organisers of the 1981 Play. A very entertaining and enjoyable production with an outstanding performance by an energetic and highly talented Tony Devlin. We have proved we are capable of staging drama productions successfully and a credit to the club. Well done to all concerned
Senior Div 1 Football - 19/04/12
Our Senior Footballers went into Wednesday night’s division one clash at Hannahstown against St. John's looking to keep up their 100% record following opening day win again St.Bridgids but in a very tight game we could only manage a draw. For a full run down of last nights match please click on below report by Kevin Herron. 

Lamh Dhearg v St. John's
Match Report 18/4/2012 

Lamh Dhearg 0-09 St. Johns 0-09


Seniors Kick off their Season - 16/04/12
Our Senior Hurlers and Senior Footballers have both kicked off the start of their seasons with good wins over Gort na Mona and St. Bridgids.
St. Bridgids v Lamh Dhearg Match Report 15/4/12

Lamh Dhearg v Gort na Mona
Match Report 11/4/2012 

Lamh Dhearg 3-13 v Gort na Mona 2-06

St. Bridgids v Lamh Dhearg
Match Report 15/4/2012 

St.Bridgids 0-08 v Lamh Dhearg 2-09


Céiliúradh na nÓg 2012
- 04/04/12 
A great night last night for Lámh Dhearg & Glór an Ghleanna! Both Ronan Fegan and Orla McGarry beat off stiff competition at 'Céiliúradh na nÓg' to win in their respective categories- 'Sport' and the prestigious 'Mairtín O'Dochartaigh' award! We are all very proud of them both. Na Gaeil abú!!!
Céiliúradh na nÓg 2012 - Orla mcGarry, Belfast Lord Mayor, Rónán Fegan

New Senior Sponsor - 04/04/12

Finucane Toner Solicitors have become Lámh Dhearg’s new official Senior Football Team sponsors. The 3 year sponsorship, which commences with this year’s competition, was announced at the recent opening of the Club’s new 3G pitch. 

 

New Senior Sponsor - FinucaneToner Solicitors FinucaneToner Solicitors

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Commenting on the relationship, Ciaran Toner, Partner at Finucane Toner Solicitors said: “Finucane Toner Solicitors is delighted to announce our involvement with Lámh Dhearg – one of Antrim’s finest Clubs. We look forward to supporting the Club over the next 3 years and wish the senior team all the best in the forthcoming competitions. The new 3G pitch is excellent and I’m sure will provide the teams with the facilities needed to successfully compete at Antrim level and beyond.”
 
Commenting on the new sponsorship deal, Paddy Cunningham Senior, Lámh Dhearg’s Treasurer said: “Finucane Toner Solicitors and Lámh Dhearg’s Senior Team are a perfect match – one, an exciting new business partnership with a bright future in the legal profession; the other a talented, evolving senior team with a great blend of youth and experience with an exciting future on the football fields of Antrim and beyond.”
 
Established in 2011 by John Finucane and Ciaran Toner, Finucane Toner Solicitors is fast becoming Belfast’s leading criminal and civil law firm. Based in College Square, in Belfast, the company specialises in advocacy, criminal law, human rights, judicial review, civil and family law.
 


1981' Play
- 28/03/12

This award winning play comes to the Lámh Dhearg on April 21st - Limited tickets available.
Tickets only £10 - Don't miss out!
Please contact Orla Fitzsimons (077255 30611) or Maura Tubridy (07855 403744)
 

"The 1981 Hunger Strike, in which ten men gave their lives in the struggle for political status, irreversibly shaped the political developments for decades to come. In this unique piece of theatre, we are given a deep insight into the lives of each of the ten men as to who they really were.

Through music, song, visuals and performance, this one person show takes us on an extraordinary journey, of how ten very ordinary men shook the world from their prison cells. An ultimately uplifting piece of theatre through tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, '1981' is the story behind the legacy of the hungerstrike. The equality that we all enjoy today… the laughter of our children." 

Minor Booklet Launch - 24/03/12
We would like to thank all the club members who attended the launch of the Minor Souvenir programme and are very grateful for the positive feedback regarding the programme. Much appreciated. Copies of the programme are now available at £5.00 from behind the bar and a must for all club members to purchase. Bukey, Editor

Disability Awareness Training - 26/03/12

REMINDER TO ALL COACHES AND COMMITTEE 
DATE: Tuesday 27th March 2012
TIME: 7 – 9 pm
VENUE: Hannahstown Parish Hall

The course has both theory and practical elements to please wear suitable attire. 


Antrim Double Header -
25/03/12
The Club would like to congratulate Liam Tunney for his superb rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann @ Casement Park today. 

Disability Awareness Training - 21/03/12
Disability Awareness Training has been organised for all Lámh Dhearg mentors and committee members.  It is imperative that all mentors attend this training.
The details of the training are detailed below:

DATE: Tuesday 27th March 2012

TIME: 7 – 9 pm

VENUE: Hannahstown Parish Hall

The course has both theory and practical elements to please wear suitable attire. 


County Under 21's - 20/03/12  
The Club would like to wish Frankie Fitzsimons, Conor McIlvenney, Michael Hynes, Stephen Tully, Declan Lynch, Ryan Murray and Declan Straney all the best in the Ulster Under 21FC tomorrow night against Down in Newry. Expecting a big crowd  from the club to support the boys and the county. Lámh Dhearg and Antrim ábu Bukey, GDM

3G Pitch Opening - 19/03/12
Friday 16th March was a momentous day in the proud and distinguished history of Lámh Dhearg CLG as we officially opened our state of art floodlit 3G pitch funded by Sport NI. The new facilities were officially opened by GAA National Director, Páraic Duffy and other local dignitaries such as Niall O’Donnghaile (Lord Mayor of Belfast) and Brian Heading (Mayor of Lisburn)

St. Patricks Day 2012
18th March - Ray McAreavey

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" Lámh Dhearg get's gold again." - 09/03/12
Last night at Belfast City hall a gala dinner was held to celebrate the people/clubs of the year. Lámh Dhearg was one of only three clubs who were awarded the gold club award and we are again to the fore in terms of promoting both our own club and the GAA in general. Linda Fegan Leas-Cathaoirleach and Barney Herron Cathaoirleach represented the club at this event and proudly received the award.
Speaking with Ryan Haire (sports development manager at Belfast City Council) Linda said “We have worked with the council to ensure that our club is compliant in all required areas of competence including governance, finance, sport and people management etc. This award on the back of us achieving Club Maith status from the GAA places the club in a strong position to apply for further funding.

Barney spoke of his delight at getting this award and said “it is always a great honour to receive such recognition for our club and it means a great deal to be able to approach potential funders in the knowledge that as a club we are compliant in all the required areas. Lámh Dhearg is again on the map as a forwarding thinking and progressive club and we will move forward as a team to greater things. Remember our club motto Ní neart go cur le ceile."

Belfast Gold Club Award

The above photograph shows Barney, Linda and fellow club member Kevin Murray (Member of strategic development committee) and his wife Seaneen.


3G Pitch Opening - 06/03/12
A chairde,

As you are aware we are opening our new 3G pitch on Friday 16th March 2012 and this is again a general invitation to everyone to attend. We are meeting in the club on that day at 10.30 am and will have a formal opening ceremony followed by a buffet style lunch in the club rooms. If you are going to attend please give me a call on 07756713111 so that we can confirm numbers for catering.

On the theme of the pitch opening we are doing a general clean up this Saturday between the hours of 10.00 am  -  3.00 pm and need every available person to help us. We have the cream of the GAA, Reps from SportNI, Government ministers, MP's. MLA's, Lord Mayors etc attending and we want to show the club in its best colours.

CAN YOU GIVE US JUST 4 OR 5 HOURS TO HELP WITH THIS HUGE CLEAN UP. IF SO PLEASE BRING A BRUSH OR SOFT CLOTHS, OR BUCKETS, OR BLACK BAGS ETC AND WE WILL HAVE A LIGHT MEAL I.E. STEW OR SOUP IN THE CLUB ROOMS AFTERWARDS.

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR CLUB SHINE!!!

Please contact me at 07756713111 to confirm your availability.

Is mise le meas,
Barney Herron


Belfast Gold Clubmark - 02/03/12
The club is delighted to announce that in addition to our Club Maith Gold Award and Sport Ni Accreditation we have just been awarded the Belfast Clubmark Gold status by Belfast City Council after having met quality standards in Effective Management, Quality Coaching and Competition and Safety in Sport.  Representatives from the club have also been asked to attend the Belfast Awards for Sport Gala Dinner in the City Hall to join representatives from two other Gold Clubmark clubs.

Linda Fegan, Leas-Cathaoirleach


Coaching Workshop – 02/03/12
We were delighted with turn out at Coaching Workshop conducted by County Development Officers and all participants seemed to enjoy the workshop and more significantly contributed ideas on how to improve coaching structures in the club. Many thanks to all who attended and positively participated in the workshop and looking forward to the next session.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager

Sigerson Cup – 24/02/12

The club would like to wish Conor Murray and his UUJ team the best of luck at this weekend's Sigerson Cup and hope that his injury has healed to allow him to take part. 


Club Coaching Structures - 23/02/12
The County have organized a 'Club Coaching workshop' on Wednesday 29th February in Clubrooms 7.30-9.00pm and will be facilitated by Ciara Ferry, Antrim Coaching and Games Manager and Shane Mc Cann, Regional Officer, Antrim and Down 

 

Mentors, Senior Players, Committee Members, club members and parent’s of juveniles are cordially invited to attend and participate - Please come along to the important information session and contribute to our coaching structures for all players throughout the club with the aim of developing a structured plan of coaching for the future.

  

Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager  


All Ireland success for Queens Freshers -23/02/12

The club would like to congratulate Kevin Murray (Management) and players Ryan Murray and Mark Jordan on their valuable roles in helping Queens win the All Ireland freshers title. A truly magnificent achievement. Well done. Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager  


Ulster Hurling - 18/02/11
The club would like to congratulate Michael Herron for being selected on the Ulster Hurling team to face Connacht in the M Donnelly Interprovincial semi-final on Sunday. The club wish Micko the best of luck . Bukey GDM

Memory Lane -
17/02/12
Featured in this weeks Andytown News ‘Eye on the Past’ section looking at what was in the paper way back when... this week was 1993 with a selection of photos from Lámh Dhearg Senior Dinner Ceili Presentations held in St Agnes’ hall. 
Click here to view page - courtesy of Andersonstown News

Help Wanted - 07/02/12

We are currently looking for club members interested in helping with the upkeep and maintenance of our website. We will be holding a training night next week so if you think you would be interested in helping out please contact either Jim Ferguson jim.ferguson@lamhdheargclg.com or Mary Gibson m_gibson02@hotmail.com

Last Call for Annual Presentation Dinner - 31/01/12

Tickets for Our Annual Presentation Dinner on the 11th February will be available to purchase from clubroom this Thursday 02/02/12 between 6 – 8pm. Minors £15 each and Adults £20 each. There will also be an opportunity to purchase tickets over the weekend from behind the bar or by contacting Maura Tubridy 07855403744. 


Ranganna Gaeilge / Irish Classes 2012

Oíche/ Night: Wednesday 1st February 2012 

Am/ Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Áit/ Place: Cumann Lámh Dhearg, Hannahstown 

Costas/ Cost: £2 per week

If you are interested in any of the above classes please contact Orla Nic Shíomóin to register on:

Mob: 077255 30611    /   email
gloranghleanna@live.co.uk
 

Annual Presentation Dinner -
16/01/12
Our Annual Presentation Dinner will be held in Clubrooms on the 11th February with Music by the Producers and tickets are £20 each. Contact Paddy Cunningham 07739166713 or Maura Tubridy 07855403744. 

Club Notice - 12/01/12
There will be a meeting in the clubrooms on Sunday 15th January @ 4.00 for all footballers interested in playing Senior/Reserve Football this season. Important for all interested players to attend.
 

Congratulations - 11/01/12
The club would like to congratulate Kevin Quinn, St Mary's for winning a coveted BT Ulster Colleges football star award at corner forward. Well done on a superb achievement and thoroughly deserved.
BT Ulster Colleges - Kevin QuinnKevin Quinn

'all star pic courtesy of BT'

 
Kevin was a member of the BT MacLarnon winning team of last March and also holds Ulster Colleges’ hurling medals for the BT Gallagher and Leonard Cups.

He has been an Antrim minor for 2 seasons and collected 2 under 16 league and championships and Antrim and Ulster minor championship medals for 2010.


'1971' Senior Championship 40th Reunion Dinner
 

Club Gloves - 22/12/11
For those who have ordered club gloves they can be collected from the club rooms tomorrow night Friday the 23rd of December between 8pm-9pm, there are a limited supply of extra gloves in a range of sizes which will also be available to buy tomorrow night. Please be advised they will be sold on a first come first served basis.
 


FUNDAMENTALS FUN FINALE - 27/11/11
The Club coaches would like to thank the large group of parents who enthusiastically participated in our Fundamentals Fun Finale sessions along with their children. The parents really enjoyed the sessions and experienced the quality coaching and activities which their children experience in our popular weekly sessions.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager 

Aisling Success -
24/11/11
Aisling Sports Award WinnersAisling Sports Award WinnersAisling Sports Award WinnersAisling Sports Award Winners

 Photos are courtesy of Jim Corr and Belfast Media Group


Thursday 17th November truly rounded off a memorable year for our minor footballers. They deservedly received the prestigious Aisling sport award for outstanding sporting achievement at the ‘Belfast Oscars” –at the glittering Aisling Awards in the Europa Hotel.

The club guests thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere of the champagne reception. During the reception local Gaels such as Paddy Murray, Fred Heatley, Ray McIllroy and Michael Culbert came over and wished us all the best as excitement began to mount for the announcement of the awards.

UTV’S Paul Clarke confidently hosted the awards ceremony while the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny was the guest speaker. As the awards began to be announced and celebrated we began to appreciate how valued Aisling awards were to win. As the awards continued we became more anxious and yet also excitement began to intensify. The Sports award was the last award of the night and there was a huge sigh of relief and elation when Paul Clarke announced “and the winner is Lámh Dhearg’s minor footballers.”

As Russ and Terry proudly led the boys up to the stage to collect the coveted award, they experienced a rousing and tumultuous ovation to the apt backdrop of the classic Horslip track Dearg Doom and even a couple of cries of Lámh Dhearg Abu rang out around the packed ballroom.

Russ and Terry accepted the trophy from Sean Graham’s Gerard McAlea and Terry delivered an excellent and succinct acceptance speech to conclude a very enjoyable and successful evening. Yet again thanks to everyone who obviously voted early and often.


FUNDAMENTALS FUN FINALE - 23/11/11
Our popular Fundamentals and football coaching sessions finish in Hannahstown Hall on Saturday 26th November. Coaches and players invite parent's/guardians to come along kitted out to participate in the fun sessions. Looking forward to a high turnout of parent's/guardians to finish the season on a high.

Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager
 

Club Merchandise Orders -
23/11/11
Final Call for all Club Merchandise orders for Christmas delivery can be placed this Saturday night 26/11/11 during our annual Juvenile Dinner in The Emerald Roadhouse - all orders must be paid for in advance and order forms can be downloaded from website or filled in on the night.
Also we will be taking orders for the new Lámh Dhearg Gaelic Gloves and there will be a selection of gloves available to try on for size!

Aisling Success -
18/11/11
Congratulations to our Minor Footballers on winning the prestigious Aisling Sports Award last night at the Europa, truly rounding off a very memorable and successsful year for the minor management and panel. Sincere thanks to all club members, their friends and families for voting for the boys. Report and pics to follow shortly. 

Club Merchandise - 18/11/11
Last call for club merchandise orders - We will be in Hannahstown Hall this evening 18/11/11 between 6:30-7:30pm and Saturday 19/11/11 between 11-1pm. Please note that completed orders must be paid for in advance to secure order in time for Christmas

CRY Screening - 14/11/11 
There will be a CRY Screening clinic at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of November.

Please note there is no charge for people getting screened.

Screening is open to young people aged between 14 and 35 years of age. A CRY cardiologist is in attendance to read the ECG and Echocardiogram, if an Echo is required. If any further medical referral is needed, the Cardiologist is on hand to offer expert advice.

CRY encourages everyone to get screened particularly those involved in sport. They have requested that coaches and parents encourage young people that have not yet been screened to do so.

To book a slot at the clinic, go to: www.c-r-y.org.uk/ecg.htm

Oliver Kelly Tournament- 13/11/11 
Watch a report from the Irish-speaking annual Gaelic Football Tournament played at Lamh Dhearg on November 13, 2011.

SOD Cutting
SOD Cutting 24/10/11
On Monday 24th October 2011, Lámh Dhearg CLG held a Sod Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the work on their new 3G training pitch.  After completing a rigorous application for capital funding from Sport NI, it is expected the new facility will be up and running by the end of February and will be open to club members and other sporting groups. Mr Felix Mulligan, Club Trustee did the honours of turning the first sod and afterwards at a luncheon held in the clubrooms for 40 guests including the Lord Mayor of Lisburn, Mr Brian Heading, the Chief Executive of Sport NI, Mr Eamonn McCartan, Cllr Caoimhin Mhic Giolla Mhín of Sinn Fein and Cllr Tim Attwood SDLP and contractors TAL, the club Chairman Mr Barney Herron praised the work of the Strategic Development group and also thanked the previous members of committees who had the foresight to acquire the 18 acres of land the club now has to develop.

U21 Football Championship - 09/11/11
The Club extends best wishes to the Management and Under 21 Football panel the best of luck in tomorrows All County Final against Kickhams. Hope all members converge on Casement and vocally encourage and support the boys. Lámh Dhearg abu.

U21 Footballer Championship Final -
09/11/11
Antrim U21 Football Championship Final Kickhams Creggan v Lámh Dhearg Thursday 10th November 7:00pm @ Casement Park - There will will be entertainment in the club after the match with music by Decky Murray we hope that all members can call up after game. 

Club Merchandise -
07/11/11
We are now taking orders for Club Merchandise - please follow link click here to download order forms and view prices. We will be in Hannahstown Hall this coming Saturday 12/11/11 between 11-1.15pm. Please note that completed order forms are to be returned to Mary Gibson 07979 555349 along with full payment to secure order in time of Christmas.

Minor All County League Champions -
06/11/11
Congratulations to our Minor Football Management team and panel on winning the All County league title. They showed great resilience, character and commitment . Another magnificent achievement and yet again they were a credit to the club and have brought great honour and success to the club. Well done to all concerned.
Paul Buchanan, Games Development Manager 


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