U16 Girls complete a treble double for the ladies!

Congratulations to the U16 Girls on winning the Div3 Double after defeating Moy in the Championship Final on Sunday with a 1-11 to 1-05 scoreline.

This completes an unique clean sweap for the Beragh Red Knights ladies at U14, U16 and Minor level this year. A treble double it is indeed a fitting reward for the great effort and dedication given by the panel of players who have been training since January. Credit goes to the managment team of Tony McCrory, Sarah Owens, Catriona Grimes and Gerard McWilliams.

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Annual Cultural Weekend a tremendous success

Last weekend’s cultural activities proved a tremendous success. It was great to see such an expression of self confidence in our Cultural heritage.
We thank all involed for their efforts, commitment and the hours of practice involved in producing pieces of that high quality.

On Friday night a good attendance was treated to a series of talks about local life, politics and the GAA in 1916. These discussions were led with authority and in depth knowledge by Dr Donal Mc Anallen and our own Alan Rodgers. Donal gave an account of more than 100 tape recordings made by Father Louis O’Kane with former Irish Volunteers and War of Independence veterans from the Tyrone and South Derry areas, during the early 1970s. Alan spoke about life in the Beragh Club area and it was testament to the quality of the event that all who attended stayed chatting and sharing stories for a considerable time after the organised talks were over.

On Saturday night we experienced a concert of high quality and imagination. There were 16 local acts comprising of 87 local people participating. It was great to see so many of our people displaying their talents for the pride of our Club. 

The concert began with a production from all our Drama class children. It was lovely to see the smiles on primary school children given a chance to shine. Mól an óige agus tiocfaidh sí (nurture the youth and they will thrive). We thank drama tutor, Paul Kelly, for his hard work. This was followed by some of our Scór na nÓg competitors Cara Mc Garvey gave a recitation of a piece from Angela’s Ashes and she was followed by our Ceilí dancing team of 9 talented ladies who achieved recent success in Ulster competitions . Claire Mc Aleer is doing tremendous work in the Club tutoring solo singers and singing groups; we saw the results of this work in a rendition of “Wounderful World” by Lucy Thompson and this was followed by our Scór na nÓg solo singer, Michaela Mc Cartan, and our 5 young Ballad Group singers. Clare Sharkey followed those entertaining performers with beautiful songs about both her grandparents. It was particularly appropriate since her Granny, Mamie Tierney, passed away one month ago. Sharon Farley is the lady taking charge of instrumental music in our Club and the high standard of the music group shows how tremendously hard she is working. This group are definitely ones to watch out for in the future and it was great to hear that the wanted to play this year after attending the concert last year. The talented Scór na nÓg Ballad group followed and the first half concluded with our Scór na nÓg Novelty Act. The Novelty Act was a real show stopper and was highly entertaining. Refreshments were of the same high quality as the entertainments and we thank the mothers who baked and made sandwiches and fed the huge crowd.

The second half was made up of adult Club members entertaining us all. Fear an Tí, Barry Grimes performed his duties well and with great humor. James and Connie Mc Mahon opened with a host of lively tunes. They were followed by Claire Mc Aleer, last year’s senior Scór solo singer and by a ballad group of Claire, Sharon Farley, Bernie Dillon, Michael Mc Caughey and Peter Farley singing an appropriate song for some of them called -“Exiles”. Instrumental musicians Bernie Dillon, Sharon Farley and Peter Farley played a selection of jigs to the delight of all. There were many highlights of this night but one of them was certainly Lee Mc Crystal’s dancing. He had the audience in the palm of his hand and at one stage it looked like some of the people of the front might join him. We are honored to have a World Champion in the Club and tutoring in the Club; Lee has plans to start a class soon and we are sure that will be a huge success. Brian Mc Namee has always been a stalworth of the Beragh Red Knights and despite international singing success he always returns to help us. He was joined on stage by his talented sisters Ciara and Louise. The concert ended with a lively show by local band “Mad For The Road” made up of Meadbh and Tony Mc Elduff and friends.

The weekend ended appropriately on Sunday morning with a mass for deceased member of the Club. We thank Fr Mc Ginley for his support.

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Six acts through to Scór semi-final

On Sunday evening we had a tremendously successful night at Scór on winning through to the County Semi-Final in:
Ceili Dancing, Solo Singing, Story Telling, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Quiz.
Never before have we had so many competitors or such great success and we wish them well in the next stage of the competition.


Annual General Meeting 2016

The Clubs AGM will be held on Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Park Pavilion.

Just to make you all aware our current chairman, Hugh Mc Namee has served his five years as per club bye laws and is not able to stand as chairman for next year.

Please give consideration to nominating a suitable candidate to take up the role as Chairman of Club.
Please also take time to consider executive member nominations and any motions you think will benefit our club.
Save the date and make an effort to attend this very important meeting in the clubs year.

The form inviting the election of members for the Executive Committee and motions for consideration at the meeting can be downloaded by the following link… (brk-AGM-motions-form-2016 )

Nomination and motions must be submitted to Club Secretary, Lisa Rodgers on or before Monday 14th November 2016 via email at – Secretary.beraghredknights.tyrone@gaa.ie


Youth Presentation Night

The Club’s youth presentation night will take place at the Pavillion on Thursday 17th November.
We hope to see all our youth members and parents in attendance, wearing our club colours as we celebrate another year of great work and achievements which we are very proud of.


Teamtalkmag O’Neill’s All Star Awards nominees

The 2016 Teamtalkmag All Star Awards in association with O’Neill’s are just under three weeks away and amoung the eighty-nine nominees thoughout the county, we are pleased that five of our members are amoung those being recognised.

All Star Team of the year – Niall Owens – Beragh

Young Handballer of the Year
Sean Kerr – Breacach

Handballer of the Year

Conor McElduff – Breacach
Johnny Woods – Breacach
Conor Kerr – Breacach

Online voting has now opened! Click on this link to be directed to the Teamtalk website to cast your votes.  – http://teamtalkmag.com/2016/11/all-stars-voting-is-now-open/


Classes at the pavillion

Drama classes continue on Mondays. Class one for P2 -P4’s from 6pm to 7pm. Class two for P5 -P7’s from 7pm to 8pm.
Gentle Exercise Class
takes place on Wednesdays from 10.00-11.00am, Instructor is Shane Donnelly.
Pilates & Yoga Exercise Class
takes place on Wednesdays from 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Instructor is Janet Keelagher.
Everyone Welcome.
For further details – please contact 80758912.
Tin whistle class
for P.2’s and up continues on Sundays at 12:30pm.


Four Star Lotto! Jackpot – £2,950.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Four Star Lotto draw were
8, 19, 21 and 22.
Fergal Hacket, Ann Donnelly, Gerard Owens, Kathleen Farley and the McSorley Family matched 3 numbers and share £50. Next draw will take place on Sunday at 10pm in Farley’s.
Lotto helper is Noel Franey. Jackpot – £2,950.

Other Matters

On cleaning rota from this Saturday are
Seamus McCrory, Sean McCrory, Stephanie Owens, Mary Darcy & Helen McCann.    
Brian McCartan is on Pavilion duty for the week beginning Sat 12th November.

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