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(Feb 25th 2014)

Culture Corner: (Scor Sinsear update)
History was made in Coalisland Parochial hall on Sunday past with Brendan Conway claiming the County title in the extremely competitive Solo-Singing category. It's almost thirty years since the last Scor Senior title came to the parish via the Aughabrack Ballad Group in 1988. The winners back then were; Charlie Devine, Sharon Browne, Mary O'Neill, Patricia McShane, Una McGill and Adrianne McShane. This is a fantastic achievement for Brendan who will now compete at a Cavan venue on Saturday, 7th March in the Ulster semi-final. The Drama Act though, were once again pipped by Omagh St. Enda's and lost out. This was despite putting in a faultless performance, even managing to post their highest score of the campaign, however, much to the surprise of the Clann supporters and many neutrals in the hall Omagh got the verdict. That said, we wish Omagh all the best in future rounds and hope they go on to claim Ulster and All-Ireland titles. A big thanks to all concerned, namely; Patrick Quigley, Peter Ward, Jude O'Neill, Nuala Bradley (nee Conway) and Lenice Quinn (nee Devine). They had acted out Niall Conway's original script titled 'Brothers in Arms', a poignant drama set during the Irish Civil war.

In near unplayable conditions at times at Aughabrack , Clan na nGael Minor Boys Football Team took on Drumquin to kick off the new league campaign for 2015. Drumquin arrived with a strong panel with hopes of avenging for a slim defeat the last time the two sides met.
The first half saw the clans play with the aid of a light breeze but this mattered little in the early stages as Drumquin raced out of the blocks to raise the white flag on 2 occasions within the first 10 minutes - with the Clan men finding it difficult to deal with the early pressure.
Order was restored by the midpoint of the 1st half with the Clans reeling in their well drilled opponents through points from Tony Devine. Then 2 goals in 2 minutes - one for each side - proved this match was going to go the distance. First to strike was Robert Smyth with a thunderbolt flashing into the roof of the net leaving the away keeper with no chance. Drumquin replied with a well worked goal of their own.
Tony Devine and Danny Conwell were anchoring the team well within the midfield engine room ... ably assisted by Conor Kerlin whose influence on the game grew exponentially as he moved into the half forward line. The sides traded points, the home score coming from Robert Smyth, to leave the sides level 1-3 apiece as conditions worsened dramatically. Eoghan Quinn replaced Gerard Goulding at the interval. Gerard's trademark tenacity in the tackle was there for all to see with a committed opening shift ... whilst not always finding favour with the referee!
The second half saw the clans come under immense early pressure as the boys played into a severe gale and strong hail shower. The game was in the melting pot as Drumquin fashioned wave after wave of concerted pressure. An early goal was conceded but this proved to be Drumquins final score of the contest. During the opening stages of the second period, the determination and true mettle shown by the young home players was clearly evident with the back unit of Eoin Devine, Niall Kerlin, Conor Devine, Shane Canning and Kieran McAleer all immense to ensure any impending danger was snuffed out at source. Special mention must go to young debutant 'keeper Daire Devine for his no nonsense display as well as a classy show of distribution from the restarts in wholly undesirable conditions.
The clans played their way back into the game and soon took the upper hand with 3 points from Tony Devine, Danny Conwell and Tony again from another dead ball as well as an opportunist goal taken by Danny Conwell. Dan Houston was instrumental in this fightback with tireless foraging deep into his own half coupled with courageous running and laser distribution to ensure the clans stayed on top as the game drew to a close. Kelan Conway was finding space very well displayed some nice touches to entertain the home support. The game ended with another clans score from Danny Conwell to leave the end result as Clan na Gael 2-7 Drumquin 2 -3.
Next up is an away trip to Castlederg to attempt to put 2 more early points on the board for what promises to be an exciting season for the young clansmen if Sunday's display is anything to go by.

Clann na ngael will be holding Tyrone Summer Camp 13th to 16th July this year so everyone should keep the dates free. Application forms will be out in due time

Men's Senior and Reserve Teams
Tuesday 24th February 8:00pm Aughabrack
Friday 26th February 7:30pm Aughabrack
Minor Boys
Tuesday 24th February 7:30pm in Dunamanagh Club rooms Circuits/Core
Thursday 25th February 7:30pm in Aughabrack
Sunday 1st March 3:30pm Away match v Castlederg St Eugene's

Boys under 14
Wednesday 18th February 7:00 pm in Aughabrack

This week’s letters were J, L,O and U
There was no jackpot winner
There were two Match three winners, Dermot Houston and Matthew Proctor
Next week’s jackpot is £2200

If anyone would like to help out in the incoming season please forward your name to Ciaran O Kane

Price structure for club membership for 2015 is as follows
Adult playing Members £30, Adult non-playing Members £20, Juveniles (16-18 year olds) £5
All players are reminded that membership must be paid before the start of the season

(Feb 18th 2014)

Culture Corner: (Scor Sinsear update)
Clann na nGael’s Scor Sinsear representatives, Brendan Conway (Solo Singing) and the Drama Act will contest the County final on Sunday, 22nd February in Coalisland Parochial hall commencing at 3.00 PM. The Drama Act go head to head with Omagh St Enda's who pipped them at the post in last year's final.
This is the second successive year both acts have made it through to the County final a fantastic achievement in itself and the least they deserve given the amount of rehearsal time put in since Christmas. In last years' final, we had very little in terms of support, so let's make an effort this year and 'raise the roof' in support of both acts.

Health and Well Being
Cardiac Screening will take place in Garvaghey Centre on Saturday 21st February. Screening is open to all 14 to 35 year olds (Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) Cost £15 per person. Appointments can be made by emailing: HWB.tyrone@gaa.ie or call Orla on 02885567723

Minor Boys
The Clann’s first competitive game of the season is at home to Drumquin Wolf Tones Sunday 22th February at 3pm.The lads have been working extremely hard in preparation for this incoming season and we wish them well for the new season.

Training Schedule this week
Men's Senior and Reserve Teams
Tuesday 17th February 8:00pm Aughabrack & Friday 20th February 7:30pm Aughabrack

Minor Boys
Tuesday 17th February 7:30pm in Aughabrack & Thursday 19th February 7:30pm in Aughabrack
Sunday 22nd February 3:00pm Match v Drumquin Wolf Tones with venue to be confirmed

Under 14 Boys
Wednesday 18th February 7:00 pm in Aughabrack. Everyone must remember to bring their water bottles and gum shields.
Coaches and help for new season
If anyone would like to help out in the incoming season please forward your name to Ciaran O Kane.

This week’s letters were B, N, U, Y There was no jackpot winner and Lucky Dip winner was Clare Henry Next week’s jackpot is £2180.

Membership remains open
Price structure for club membership for 2015 is as follows
Adult playing Members £30
Adult non-playing Members £20
Juveniles (16-18 year olds) £5
We would encourage existing club members to renew their subscriptions as soon as possible. All players are reminded that monies must be paid before the commencement of the season.

(Jan 29th 2014)

Culture Corner
The club competed in Senior Scor on Friday 23rd January in two categories Solo-Singing via Brendan Conway and the Drama Act with Patrick Quigley Peter Ward Jude O Neill Lenice Quinn (nee Devine) and Nuala Bradley (nee Conway) in an original sketch written by Niall Conway. We wish them well as we await the results

Scor Semi-final
The Club have been asked and will host the Senior Scor Semi-final on Friday, 6th February with further details to follow

GOAL Mile Run/Walk
The club put it's best foot forward on Saturday 24th with members of all ages taking part in this now annual event. Starting at Aughabrack Community Hall some of the participants completed the GOAL mile distance while others took on the challenging longer run Welcome refreshments were served to all participants back in the hall were new Chairman Cathal O Neil thanked all those involved. The club would like to extend it’s thanks to all those who came out to support this very worthwhile cause and those who provided and prepared the refreshments on the day

Minor Boys Training Sunday 25th January 2015
Minor boys training commenced on Sunday 25th January with an excellent turn out Training continues Tuesday 27th January in Dunamanagh (indoor) at 7:30pm and Thursday 29th January 29th in Aughabrack at 7:30 (3G Pitch)
Players are requested to bring completed questionnaires to Tuesday’s session in Dunamanagh. For updates on regular training dates and players list etc please keep an eye on the Club Facebook page. If players have any questions please contact Ciaran O Kane, Paddy Blee or Michael Henry

Coaches and help for new season
If anyone would like to help out in any way with any of the incoming season's youth teams please forward your name to Ciaran O Kane. This is a good opportunity for parents to get involved in some small way their club.

Men's Senior and Reserve Teams
Circuits/ core sessions continue for men's Senior and Reserve players in the Dunamanagh clubrooms on Thursday nights at 8pm. These sessions will take place on a weekly basis until outdoor pitch based sessions resume in February 2015.

Coaching workshops
Coaching workshops continue in January being delivered by Peter Donnelly. If any coach is interested in attending please contact Ciaran O Kane. Workshop
Friday 30th January @ 7:30pm in Tyrone GAA Centre Garvaghey
Game Speed for Gaelic Games Athletes
Overview Understand the demands of running, plyometrics, game-speed and agility in GAA team sports and how they relate to various ages and stages of development.
Objective Warming Up for movement sessions
A practical understanding of field based drills for speed development.
Foundational Concepts: Drills that you can use that require minimal equipment but will get your players to run well quickly including skipping variations, stick drills and much more.

Membership due
Memberships are now due Reminder that the price structure for club membership for 2015 is as follows
Adult playing Members £30
Adult non-playing Members £20
Juveniles (16-18 year olds) £5
We would encourage existing club members to renew their subscriptions as soon as possible. All players are reminded that monies must be paid before the commencement of the season.

Cycling Fundraiser
Anyone interested in participating in a cycling based fundraiser likely to take place during the summer of 2015 is asked to contact Barry McGill as soon as possible to register their interest. At this juncture we are keen to ascertain interest levels in order to gauge the feasibility of such an event.

Last week’s letters were A, D, E L, there was no jackpot winner Marion Blee, Ann Doherty, Rosin Kerlin and Michael Henry matched three letters This week’s jackpot is £2100

(Sept 27th 2011)

Brian Dooher’s Retirement

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"Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me,
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day believe me."

The above lyrics, taken from a song originally sung by the Kinks, seem entirely apt to summarise the feelings of everyone concerned with the club after the recent announcement of Brian Dooher's retirement from County football. His county career began with an Ulster Minor medal in 1993 before he went on to make his mark in the Senior ranks winning 3 All-Irelands (two as captain), 5 Ulster Championships, 2 National Leagues, 3 All Stars, 2 Railway Cups, 1 International Rules Series and 1 Sigerson Cup. His decision brings to an end the County career of arguably the most effective and influential player the County has ever produced. We thank him for all the joy and pride he has bestowed upon us and we look forward to seeing him in the club jersey for years to come.


Download latest changes to playing rules voted in at congress

Download Summary of Playing Rule changes 2010 voted in at congress

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Captain Fantastic
The club celebrated whole heartedly in the summer of 2005 and again in 2008 when fellow club player Brian Dooher raised aloft the Sam Maguire cup for the second time. It was a very proud day for the county not to mention our club.






All-Ireland Player of the Year 2005
Stephen O'Neill was later awarded the Player of the 2005 Championship at the GAA All-Stars in November

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Our Recent History
Clann na ngael is the youngest club in Tyrone. The club was founded in 1995 when, the two neighboring clubs (within the parish of Donagheady) Aughabrack and Dunamanagh, amalgamated. Since then they have achieved unprecedented success.

In the club’s short history they have clinched the Double Double in junior and intermediate football in 1997 and 1998 and secured the ACL Division 1B title in October 2002.

At present the club has the luxury of maintaining two grounds and has recently completed the renovation of a £250,000 sports hall, which includes changing and catering facilities. The club also has purchased ground for future development.

Every Summer we host The Craic in the Brack Festival which is the largest Rural festival in Ulster.

Senior Team photograph April 2014
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