Men's Senior and Reserve Teams
Training will continue for men’s Senior and Reserve teams in Aughabrack on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8pm and 7.30pm respectively.
The men's Senior team continued their preparations for the new season with a challenge game at home to Drum St. Colm's (Derry) in Aughabrack on Tuesday 1st April. The home side's manager Niall "Barney" Conway took advantage of the opportunity to examine in greater detail the depth of his panel as eleven players who had featured in both of the challenge games to date were rested and a squad rotation policy was applied.
There was still plenty of experience in the side however as the likes of Paul Gormley, Brendan Conway, Niall O'Neill, Aaron Devine and Michael O'Neill were in the starting line-up. The game was played under floodlights but the strong cross-field breeze so often associated with Daniel O'Connell Park was to prove a factor throughout as both sides struggled to attain a satisfactory level of fluency in their play. A scrappy encounter developed with the teams struggling to penetrate in the final third and the game quickly settled into something of a war of attrition. By the halfway mark the home side had eased into a 0-6 to 0-3 lead but the quality of the fare on offer would have done little to warm the spectators.
The second half unfortunately saw little in the way of improvement as again both sides wasted a number of promising attacking opportunities. Midway through the second period saw the return to competitive action of Rory Devine who, after bursting onto the scene in impressive fashion a number of years ago, had been lost to the game due to serious injury and emigration. As he continues to strive for match fitness his fifteen minute outing in this fixture served as a welcome sight. As the game itself threatened to peter out the visitors suddenly threw a cat among the pigeons as they cut through the heart of the home team's defence and finished to the net from close range. Indeed with the final attack of the game they wasted an opportunity to take at least a share of the spoils as a close range effort blazed across goal and wide.
The game finished 0-10 to 1-6 in favour of Clann na nGael Aughabrack Dunamanagh with Niall O'Neill and Aaron Devine foremost among those giving the selectors some food for thought.
The preparations are now almost complete and the first competitive game of the season will take place for both sides on Sunday 13th April away to Tattyreagh St. Patrick's in Division 3 of the Tyrone All-County League. The Reserve game will throw-in at 2.15pm followed by the Senior game at 3.45pm. We wish all the players and management every success in the season ahead.
Training continues for the minor boys' team in Aughabrack on Thursday nights at 7.30pm and Sunday evenings at 6pm.
They in action with a home game against Beragh Red Knights in Aughabrack on Tuesday 1st April but, despite a quickfire brace of goals from rampaging midfielder Joseph Kerlin midway through the second half, they fell to defeat on a scoreline of 5-16 to 3-10.
The team was scheduled to make the short trip to face neighbours Glenelly St. Joseph's on Tuesday 8th April, details of the outcome to follow next week.
Their next game will be at home to Drumragh Sarsfields on Wednesday 23rd April in Aughabrack, throw-in 7pm.
Training for the Under-14 boys' team continues in Aughabrack on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6.45pm and 7pm respectively.
They hosted Omagh St. Enda's on Friday 4th April in Aughabrack but, despite a much improved showing, they were edged out in an entertaining encounter by 4-13 to 4-10.
Their next league game will be away to Eskra Emmetts on Saturday 19th April, throw-in 1pm.
The Under-10 children will be involved in a "Go-Games" blitz on Saturday 12th April. Details of the venue will be confirmed on the club's Facebook page in due course.
Training will continue for Under-8 children on Saturday 12th April at 10am in Dunamanagh. All children should bring both indoor and outdoor footwear as well as their own water bottle and a mouth guard/ gum shield.
Training continues for the senior ladies' team on Wednesday nights at 6.30pm on the 3G pitch in Aughabrack.
Training continues for the minor girls' team on Wednesday nights at 6.30pm on the 3G pitch in Aughabrack.
Their games against Cappagh on Wednesday 2nd April and Fintona Pearses on Monday 7th April were both cancelled.
Their next game will be at home to Badoney in Aughabrack on Monday 14th April, throw-in 7pm.
Training continues for the Under-14 girls' team on Thursday nights at 6pm in Dunamanagh.
Their next game will be at home to Fintona Pearses in Aughabrack on Thursday 10th April, throw-in 6.45pm.
The Youth Club for children in Primary 4-7 has now concluded. We wish to thank all those who assisted in the organisation and delivery of the activities and we trust those who attended enjoyed the experience. It will resume at a later date to be confirmed in due course.
The club will run an Easter Camp for children aged between 6 and 12 in Aughabrack from Tuesday 22nd- Thursday 24th April. The registration fee is £5 per child or £10 for families consisting of two or more children. The Camp will run from 10am-12.30pm each day and children are asked to bring a packed lunch.
Ladies Night: Brides Through the Years
Ladies from our parish and beyond are invited to a wedding dress extravaganza and fashion show called "Brides Through the Years" on Friday 9th May at 8pm in Aughabrack Community Hall. Tickets priced at £10 each can be purchased at the Today's Local shop in Aughabrack or directly from any committee member and include a complimentary cocktail on arrival.
GOAL Mile Run/Walk
We will be doing our bit for charity and helping people in the developing world on Saturday 19th April by hosting a GOAL Mile Run/Walk. The run/walk will start at 11am from Aughabrack Community Hall and, after covering a distance of approximately one mile, will terminate back at the same location. Refreshments will be available for all participants
The cost is £5 per person or £10 for families with all monies raised going to the GOAL charity. We would therefore ask as many club members and indeed members of the general public as possible to take part and support this worthy cause.
Festival Launch Night
The club will host an official Launch Night for the 2014 Craic in the Brack Festival on Monday 28th April. Details of the event will be confirmed shortly with an exciting new format for the Festival to be unveiled on the night.
A general clean-up will take place at St. Patrick's Park, Dunamanagh on Saturday 12th April starting at 11am. All men are asked to assist and, if possible, bring along a grass strimmer.
Beginners' Yoga with Sinead McGilligan continues in Aughabrack Community Hall on Thursday nights from 7.30-8.30pm and is open to both men and women.
Attendees are asked to note the change of venue and, where possible, bring a mat or blanket. The charge for the class will be £4 per person.
This week's lotto letters were B, D, U and X. There was no jackpot winner but Stephen O'Neill matched three letters.
Next week's jackpot is £2000.
(Sept 27th 2011)
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.
latest changes to playing rules voted in at congress
Summary of Playing Rule changes 2010 voted in at congress
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
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
Our Recent History
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
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.
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
Summer we host The Craic in the Brack Festival
which is the largest Rural festival in Ulster.
photograph April 2011
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