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Club Notes (Week commencing 07/05/12)

posted 9 May 2012, 02:52 by Shaun-Marty Lawless   [ updated 9 May 2012, 04:00 ]

Ballyhegan Davitts CLG Nótaí Chlub

Week commencing 07/05/12


Club Lotto 

Draw # 55: 07/05/12 - 4, 5, 8, 21

Current Jackpot rolls over to - £900


U16 Championship

Congratulations to our U16 boys team, who managed to defeat Wolf Tones in the first round of the U16 Championship last week, thanks to a late Conall McKeever point, completing a super comeback and a good team performance all round.



St. Oliver Plunkett’s P.S.

The next primary school blitz is being hosted by Presentation Convent P.S. at Tir Na nÓg GFC on Thursday 10th May starting at 10.00am. Get out and support our primary school and our next generation of Davitts!



Volunteers Required!

The catch nets are to be repaired and there will be a clean up of the clubrooms this Saturday from 10 am.

All help is be greatly needed & appreciated! Thank you!



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 the younger supporters there will be 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.”



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:                         Ballyhegan v Collegeland                        Wednesday May 9th, 7.30 pm

S. Ladies:      ACL Div I:                                               Dromintee v Ballyhegan                    Wednesday May 9th, 7.30 pm

U16 Boys:     Linwoods, Div II:                                  Tir na nÓg v Ballyhegan                     Thursday May 10th, 7.15pm

Senior Men:, ACL Div III              :               Dromintee II v Ballyhegan                 Sunday May 13th , 2 pm

Minor Boys:     Linwoods, Div III:                     Ballyhegan v Sarsfields    Monday May 14th, 7.15 pm

U14 Boys:     Linwoods, Div III C’ship:                     Ballyhegan v Newtown Emmett’s    Tuesday May 15th, 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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