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Club Notes (Week commencing 30/04/12)

posted 2 May 2012, 07:12 by Shaun-Marty Lawless   [ updated 2 May 2012, 07:24 ]

Ballyhegan Davitts CLG Nótaí Chlub

Week commencing 30/04/12


Club Lotto 

Draw # 54: 30/04/12 - 2, 3, 13, 16

Current Jackpot rolls over to - £850

3 Ball Winners:  
Raymond Tiffney



Youth Club

Would any person who wishes to be involved in running the summer scheme and / or youth club schemes this year please get in contact with Joe McKeever or Paul Doherty so that the relevant PSNI checks can be carried out. Please reply by Friday 5th May.

This is an excellent opportunity for year 13 and year 14 second level students and current university students to gain valuable work experience for university/employment application.



Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha

Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha will be held in the CeannÁras on 23 /5 /2012. Closing date for applications is 18 /5 /2012. Only completed application forms returned by club secretary will be accepted. If you would like a form please get in touch! Club secretaries must return forms by 6-00pm on 18th.



Fans Open Night - Meet the Armagh Squad

An OPEN NIGHT will be held in the Morgan Athletic Grounds on FRIDAY 11 MAY from 7pm.

This will give supporters the opportunity to meet the Senior Football Squad prior to their opening round match in the Ulster Championship against Tyrone.

There will also be guided tours of the Morgan Athletic Grounds including Dressing Rooms, Media Room and Control Room.

For our younger supporters we will be organising a Longest Kick and Penalty Kick Competition

Playing Rules: Change to Square Ball Rule

At GAA Annual Congress in Kilenard, Laois on Saturday April 14, 2012, a change was made to the Square ball rule in Football only. This change will become operative in all club and inter-county games from May 14 next.


This has been amended to allow a player enter the small rectangle once the final deliberate play of the ball has been made, i.e. as soon as the player kicks, hand-passes, fist passes or deliberately flicks the ball into the small rectangle then the attacking player may enter.  The rule is unchanged with regard to “Set Play” i.e. Free Kicks, Line Balls and 45s – in these instances players are not permitted to enter the small rectangle before the ball.


The full text of the new rule is:


Rule 4.9 Official Guide Part 2 – Rules of Foul Play – Rule 4 Technical Fouls:

“For an attacking player to enter opponents’ small rectangle:

(a) During Play (excluding Set Play), before the final play of the ball into the small rectangle

(b) In Set Play, before the ball enters the small rectangle.


(i) If an attacking player legally enters the small rectangle, and the ball is played from that area but is returned before the attacking player has time to leave the area, provided he does not play the ball or interfere with the defence, a foul is not committed.

(ii) When a point is scored from outside the small rectangle and the ball is sufficiently high to be out of reach of all players, the score shall be allowed even though an attacking player may have been, otherwise illegally, within the small rectangle before the ball – provided that the player in question does not interfere with the defence.”



Belfast Marathon Relay

Jarlath McCann our esteemed club member, player & assistant secretary, is running a relay leg of the Belfast Marathon on Monday 7th May with a team from work to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. We wish his team all the best, and for those wishing to donate to the very worthy cause they can do so via his Just Giving website:



Zumba Dance Class

Don’t forget about the Zumba! - Monday Nights 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

“It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.”

For further Information contact Orla McKeever (07725897908) she’ll tell you it is great fun!



Spring Cleaning?

A clothing bank now resides in the club car park. This is a new initiative to raise cash for our club, so we’d like to urge our members & local community to deposit any unwanted clothes and textiles. The items will then be exported across Europe and Africa. By doing so the club will get a donation for every bag of clothes recycled.

Thank-you in advance for your help and support.



·         All types of Clothing (Adult, Children & Baby)

·         Bags, Shoes, Hats & Belts

·         Towels, Curtains & Bed Linen



Seat for Life

To help finance the development of the Athletic Grounds, a scheme whereby the general public can buy a “Seat For Life” has been launched. The bonus for our club is that we will receive £25 from each seat sold. For more information see the MyArmagh website:



Upcoming Fixtures:

Reserves:    Intermediate League:                         Eiré Óg v Ballyhegan                         Wednesday May 2nd, 7 pm

S. Ladies:      ACL Div I:                                              Ballyhegan v Crossmaglen                              Wednesday May 2nd, 7.30 pm

U16 Boys:     Linwoods, Div II C’Ship:                     Wolf Tones v Ballyhegan                  Thursday May 3rd, 7pm

U10:               Go Games Group 1:                            Ballyhegan v Maghery                       Sunday May 4h, 11.30 am

Senior Men:, ACL Div III             :               Ballyhegan v Killeavy II                      Sunday May 6th   , 2 pm

Minor Boys:  Linwoods, Div III:                                 Ballyhegan v Naomh Eoin                                Monday May 7th, 7.15 pm

U14 Boys:     Linwoods, Div III:                                 Tullysaran v Ballyhegan                    Tuesday May 8th, 7.15 pm



@ The Club-rooms:

Zumba Dance class (Ladies Only)                          -               Monday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Adult Irish Classes                                                      -               Tuesday 8pm

Flood-lit Walking Track                                                               -               Tuesday & Thursday 6pm – 8pm



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