Championship glory – The famine of 26 years finally ended in our own Healy Park last Sunday when our seniors staged a marvellous comeback against Carrickmore to win our eighth O’Neill Cup, the last one being 1988. The reverberations of the win will be felt for a long time throughout Omagh and the result is just reward for the many hours of dedication and commitment put in to the club by not just of our senior players and the entire management team, but also every youth coach, player and administrator who work for the good of St. Enda’s GAA. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved, our sponsors and of course the many supporters who came out on Sunday to back the players. County final wins are a great opportunity to remember past players who achieved greatness, least of all Thady Turbett who holds six championship medals, and also to salute those who perhaps never got the chance to experience success but who have remained committed to the club. Sunday’s win was for everyone. Well done boys.
BBQ – There will be a special BBQ for everyone in the Terrace Bar tomorrow (Fri) commencing at 7.30pm. All proceeds from the event will, courtesy of Chris McGale, be directed to the Club. Tickets, priced £10, are available from the clubrooms this evening (Thurs) or contact John McElholm 07921 577319.
League games – This weekend it is back to normal league business for the senior and reserve teams as they are scheduled to play reserve and senior league games in Strabane with the reserve game at 4pm. These last two league games are vital for the Reserves as they aim to take league honours. The U21s are also awaiting confirmation of their championship final date with Carrickmore.
Ladies in Ulster – The senior ladies who were recently crowned Tyrone Intermediate champions will enter the race for provincial honours this Saturday when they host Mullahoran of Cavan in Healy Park on Saturday at 2pm. It would be greatly appreciated by the ladies to see another good level of support for the team in this crucial games. Please get there early.
Gaelic for Mums – There will be a ‘Gaelic 4 Mums and Others’ Blitz on Saturday 11th October in Garvaghey. This is a non-competitive / recreational blitz and we need a team of 7-9 players. If interested please contact Martin Lynch know 07799 345628 asap.
Ladies football ‘FUNdamentals – Anyone who has been coaching/mentoring in any way with ladies/girls teams this year without recent FUNdamenatls award completion is encouraged to attend this course on Saturday 18th October in Loughmacrory GFC from 9.30am-4pm. This is the first course on the Coaching Ladder. It is a foundation level course designed as an introduction to good coaching, no matter what age group you are starting to coach with. It is a fun, dynamic and informative course designed by coaches for coaches. Coaches will gain some insights into the theoretical underpinnings of successful coaching as well as having the opportunity to coach and learn in a safe environment. Anyone aged 16 & over that are working with teams from u8 level through to senior level are encouraged to attend this Course. The cost will be £20 per person and payment must be made in full prior to course. All names and payments to be submitted to our County Secretary Maggie Skelton email firstname.lastname@example.org asap to reserve your place as numbers are limited
Coaching – Youth coaching schedules will continue this weekend with the U8, U10 and U12 camogs going indoors from Friday in Omagh Leisure Centre from 8-9pm. Players should report for 7.50pm. Admission is £2. Newcomers always welcome.
U13 league – This Saturday the boys U13 footballers will play Moortown in the semi-final of the Grade 1 championship at 11am. Gaelic Start for P1, P2 and P3 children commences in the CBS sportshall on Saturday week at 10am.
Healy Park games – Healy Park will again be a hive of activity this Sunday when we host the Tyrone Junior and Intermediate finals. All club stewards are asked to report for duty at 11.30am. Thanks to everyone who turned in a long day’s shift last Sunday for the senior finals. Their commitment does not go unnoticed.