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Weekly News round-up – Thursday 19th Feb.

By Kristina Thu 19th Feb

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Peter Tierney RIP – The funeral took place today (Thursday) at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church of one of the club’s most esteemed members, Peter Tierney. Many thanks to the many club members who turned out to pay their final tributes to Peter by forming a guard of honour outside the chapel and at the graveside. Members also flanked the coffin as it made its way to and from the church. Peter who was treasurer between 2008 and 2012, passed away this week following a relatively short illness. He will be greatly missed by everyone in St. Enda’s and our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Veronica, sons Shane and Conor and extended family. Read full tribute here.

Scór final – The Scór Sinsear Tyrone County Final will proceed this Sunday 22nd February at 3pm in Coalisland. Best wishes to all seven acts involved and all support welcome.

Minor football – The first official action of 2015 gets underway this weekend commencing with the minor league. Good luck to the A team who are at home to Galbally at 3.30pm on Sunday while the Devs are away to Urney on Saturday with an 11am throw-in.

Gaelic Start off – There will be no Gaelic Start this Saturday due to the Omagh CBS holding their annual 10k / 5k Run & Walk, which commemorates the life of the late Enda Dolan.

Club Awards – The club picked up further accolades last week when we were awarded the 2014 Senior Team of the Year Award at Omagh District Council Sports awards ceremony in the Strule Arts Centre. Barry McGinn was also awarded the John O’Hagan Coach of the Year Award. The club is also in line for further awards at the forthcoming Ulster Herald Sports Awards night on the 6th March. Senior captain Hugh Gallagher is in running for the overall Sports Personality of the Year Award, while St. Enda’s has been shortlisted for the overall Club of the Year Award. Club members are encouraged to cast their vote for Hugh and St. Enda’s on the Ulster Herald. Click on the following links – Sports Personality of the Year and Club of the Year. Good luck also to another club supporter Jennifer Clarke who is also in the running for Sports Personality of the Year.

Ball Wall – Thanks to the generous support of Club Omagh members, work has finally commenced on the development of our Ball Wall and 3G training area at Healy Park. The project is due to be completed by the start of May. If you would like to support the club’s development plans and leave a lasting legacy for our youth, check here for further information on contributing to Club Omagh.

Hurling blitz – The U8 and U10 hurlers will take part in an indoor blitz this Saturday in Omagh Leisure Centre at 11.30am.

U12 coaching – Indoor coaching for U12 hurlers continues this evening (Thurs) in the Leisure Centre from 6-7pm. New players welcome. Sessions cost £2.

U16-U18 Hurling – Any boy who wishes to play U16 or U18 hurling in 2015 is invited to attend training which commences this Friday at Omagh CBS astro-turn pitch from 6-7pm. Players should arrive by 5.50pm via the Iceland car-park gate. Session costs £1. New player welcome to attend.

2015 Membership – Adult and Youth membership for 2015 is now due. Membership forms which can be downloaded here can be submitted to the club office any Thursday evening from 7.30pm. For further information contact club Registrar Vicky O’Hagan on 07725 356876.

Reserves Night – The function for the Omagh Reserve team of 1984, which was scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed due to a fundraiser for the Sacred Heart College at the Mellon Country Hotel. The event will be rescheduled for March or early April. Members of the 1984 team are asked to contact Gareth McCrory 07526536224, Neill Boyle 07786840597 or Paddy Hunter on 07762814881.

Cycle – Plans are currently underway for a summer fundraising cycle, details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, anyone wishing to take part in our weekly group cycle should meet at Fireagh Picnic area on Clanabogan Road this Sunday morning at 10.30am.

Lotto – Last week’s club lotto numbers (Feb 12th) were 5, 6, 12, 19, 26. There was no winner of the £5,000 Jackpot. Four draw winners of £25 each were Colette Duffy, C Quinn, J Flanagan and Agnes Devlin.

By Kristina Thu 19th Feb

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