Main event over the festive season was the townlands sevenscompetition held on St Stephen’s Day at the Bawnacre in Irvinestown.Winners were Brockagh Babes who defeated Ballyreagh in a very close fought final that went into added on time and congratulations go to them on their first triumph in this tournament.
Once again this was a highly successful venture a total of eight teams participating, Brockagh, Ballyreagh,Edenmore and Glenn who all made it to the semi finals, Doon-Pobal, Tattykeeran, Mullanskea and Clarnagh who were knocked out on the completion of the league section.
There was also a sizeable spectator presence and making it all the more enjoyable for all concerned was the pleasure of playing in the 4G surface. The ladies section of the club also had the opportunity to play a game, this much appreciated by the attendance.
Overall the townlands sevens competition has established itself as a firm date in the club calendar.
Lotto jackpot on St Stephen’s Night was not won the numbers drawn being 5 13 25 and 26. Winners of the two £25 prizes were Alphie McCaffery and Emma Little. The jackpot for next weekend stands at £6 500. The team on duty for Saturdays January 2 and 9 is Aiden Breen, Barry Breen and John Owens.
For Saturdays January 16 and 23 the team is Adrian Bogue, Ciaran Campbell, Ryan Bogue and Stephen Cox.
Lotto is currently attracting a high volume of sales and teams should be aware that running the draw does take considerable time and manpower.
The next club meeting will be held on Friday January 8th in the club pavilion with a starting time of 7-30 pm. There are a number of administration positions plus some team managership posts still to be filled. Also on the agenda will be a progress report on the five year fund raising scheme .
The weekly games sessions in the Community Centre resume on Thursday January 7th with a return to the normal prize money list. This still entails a prize fund of approximately £2 300 and represents excellent value for an admission price of just £10.
Thoughts are already turning to the commencement of a new season and the club minor team will be the first squad going into competition. Training sessions have been pencilled in and these will initially take place in the Community Centre. With a very promising panel available optimism is high that there can be success on the minor front in 2016.