posted on June 09, 2015 10:45
Nótaí NCC 09/06/15

The Ulster League home match against Lios Béal Átha (Lisbellaw) was called off on Tuesday night past 9th June (Lá Fhéile Colm Cille)
due to Lisbellaw, to a large extent, representing the Fear Manach team in the Lory Meagher Cup Final the Sunday before. No refixture date has been set yet. Our next fixture is an away game to Armagh Cúchullainn this Tues 16 June 15 at 7.30pm followed by a 3 week break to Sun 5th July and a home fixture against Liatroim.

The minors Antrim League fixture away to Ciceam an Chreagáin (Creggan Kickhams) has been switched from this Fri 12th June 15 to Mon 22nd June 15 at 7.30pm due to Tyrone Minor Football championship games involving our local clubs. If you are free, travel up the loughshore or across Lough Neagh to Creamhchoill (Cranfield) and give the lads a bit of backing.

Coaching for the U14 lads continues each Wed at 7pm and on Sundays at 1.30pm at the club grounds
in Clochóg. Newcomers are always welcome.

The U12s under Liam McIlvenna of Lisnastane took the trip to Garvaghy on Saturday last 6/6/15 and took part in the county blitz.
The lads enjoyed the mornings hurling.

The U10s took part in the Garvaghy blitz last Saturday against teams from Eoghan Ruadh, Éire Óg, An Ómaigh and Aodh Ruadh from
Béal Átha Seanaidh (Ballyshannon). They demonstrated sound skill levels, blocking and hooking well and taking some nice scores.
Lughaidh Mór in goals gave the side a lot of stability and Sorcha Canavan gave another strong performance. Agus is gaeilgóirí den scoth iad
araon chomh maith. A special word also to Nuala Canavan who hasn't missed a training session or game all season,
giving great help to the coaches Paul McKeown and Cecilia O'Hagan.
Coaching continues each Monday night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the field. Hurleys and helmets are provided for those without.
Bring boots for outdoor, trainers for indoor and water.
Cost to cover Hall is £2 per child and £1 each per brother or sister. Newcomers always welcome.

U8s and U6s
Heartening numbers continue to turnout for the weekly coaching for Our youngest hurlers.
Focus is on learning the core fundamentals of sport in general and hurling in particular.
They take place each Tues from 6.30 to 7.30pm at the field. Hurleys and helmets are provided for those without.
Bring boots for outdoor, trainers for indoor and water.
Cost to cover Hall is £2 per child and £1 each per brother or sister. Newcomers always welcome.

Carmen Relay Winners
NCC Senior hurlers Paul Maguire, Liam McIlvenna and Gary Mulgrew along with Patrick Quinn came first in the Sports Teams section of the Carmen Relay 1 mile relay race
at Carrickmore last week. They came fourth overall in a competition that included around 40 teams, many from strong running clubs across Ulster. Comhghairdeachas libh lads!

Tour the Lough
The second annual Tour the Lough took place last Sunday morning 7/6/15. Over 80 cyclists from Coalisland,Derrytresk, Clonoe, Derrylaughan, Lurgan, Magherafelt and even as far away as Bangor enjoyed the 100 mile, 50 mile and 25 mile routes around Lough Neagh. Once again, we were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and it was a pleasant scene at 6.30am in Clochóg with the cyclists milling around and the birds of Clochóg in full song. Local Rás na hÉireann legend and President of the Island Wheelers, Séamus Devlin lowered the chequered flag at 7.15am and the testing run  around Europes largest freshwater lake began.
The four stops on the way were to our fellow GAA clubs at Na Piarsaigh Óga in Armagh, Clann Éireann in Lurgan, CLG S. Ciceam, An Creagán in Cranfield near Toome and  Na Seamróga of Ballinderry. A big debt of gratitude is owed to these clubs for their kind help, once again showing the true and genuine community spirit of the GAA family. Great thanks also to the Island Wheelers especially Gearóid Albanach and Séamus Devlin for all their assistance as well as the hardworking NCC team who put together another quality event. Maith sibh uilig go léir! Éacht eile déanta agaibh!

Aifreann Cholm Cille
The annual Aifreann Gaeilge to celebrate the feast of St Colum Cille took place on Oíche Fhéile Com Cille 8/6/15 in Teach Pobail N.Colum Cille, Kingsisland.
The Celebrant was an tAth Frainc Mac Brádaigh SJ and a nice crowd of grandparents, parents, children and club patrons attended. Afterwards, all enjoyed a cup of tea/coffee and refreshments in the pavilion and were treated to a few tunes on An Fheadóg by young Caoimhe Ní Bhradáin. Thanks to An tAth Frainc, An tAth Beiní, Margaret the Sacristan,and the NCC catering team for their help.

Campa Cholum Cille - NCC's own Summer Coaching Camp
The club are running a youth coaching camp this summer called Campa Cholum Cille for local hurlers, camógs, handballers and rounders.
It takes place from Mon 6th July to Thurs 9th July at the club grounds Páirc Chlochóg, down the Washingbay rd halfway between Annaghmore Crossroads and Aughamullan School. It is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and camp time is 10am to 2pm daily.
All children will receive club socks, shorts and kitbag. There will be a lá Gaeilge (Irish Language Day) with a special guest attending and
there will be a day trip away to the Antrim Glens and North Coast. Application forms along with payment should be completed and returned on or before Saturday June 20th. There will also be a registration day on Saturday June 20th in the clubrooms between 10am and 4pm. Any registrations after this date will incur a £5 fee per application. Cost for the camp is £40 per first child and £30 per brother or sister thereafter. Contact Camp registrar Damian on 078 89 43 26 90 or

Big Hurling Sunday
The Big Hurling Sunday event scheduled for Sunday 21st June 2015 has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be fixed soon.

Cairde Cholum Cille
The Colum Cille friendship scheme continues year round and is a key source of club income to keep 'the oil in the engine' so to speak.
If you are interested in joining the scheme Contact Damian on 07889432690.

Hurley Repairs
If you need your stick repaired contact Paul (07747301263).

All at CLG Naomh Colum Cille send their deepest sympathies and prayers to the Hughes Family, Balletra on the sudden passing of young Rónán. A valued member of the Ó Rathaille minor team, the whole area has been deeply saddened and disturbed by Rónáns death.
His father Gerard and mother Teresa are both lifelong gaels and the wider GAA family are thinking of them and praying for them at this
devastating time. Go raibh an Rí fabharach dó.
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