Nótaí CLG NCC 15/09/14
A frustrating senior season came to a disappointing end on Sunday following a 3-15 to 0-14 defeat to Seamróga an tSratha Báin in the Junior Final at Omagh.Thanks to the management and players for their time and efforts from January to September. Ní huasal ná íseal ach thuas seal agus thíos seal.
The U13s took part in the North-West league in Banagher on Sunday with good performances against Kevin Lynches and Coleraine. They play again this weekend.
Contact Paul 07747301263
U10s coaching takes place each MONDAY from 6.30 to 7.30pm at Páirc Chlochóg.
U8s and U6s coaching has just changed from Tuesday nights. For new arrangements contact Damian 07889432690.
The U12s and U8s had a great days hurling against Craobh Ciaráin in Dublin City prior to taking in the Cork/Tipp semi-final in Croke Park a few weeks back. It was a very enjoyable club dayout for the 60 and more club players, mentors and parents who were there.
The Gary Duffin Cup (Corn Uí Dhuifinn) will take place this year in Tallow, Co Waterford on Sat 25th Oct. An NCC delegation will be travelling down with a juvenile squad for a weekend of hurling and hospitality in West Waterford and Cork City. Gary's family have strong connections with the Sarsfields club in Glanmire and a visit to the Sars will form part of the itinerary.
The club Story-Telling Night (Oíche Scéalaíochta) is back in the events calendar and it promises to be a brilliant night. Taking place in Éamonns Shed at ferry rd, Washingbay on Fri 26th Sept 2014, we will be joined by 4 times Bard of Armagh Jimmy Rafferty from Loughgall, 3 times champion Patsy O'Hagan from the Old Cross, Moortown, local scealaí Art Ó Néill
and Seán Quinn plus traditional musicians. Its a ticket only affair (£10 each), and you can contact Damian (07889432690), Éamonn (07512189850) or Micky (07801928589) or the NCC hotline (07821756372). Light supper will be served. A night not to be missed.
Another fundraising event with a difference wil be the clubs upcoming sponsored Kayak run down the Blackwater River from Bonds Bridge to Coney Island on Lough Neagh. Interest is high at the moment and the event will take place on the first weekend or Second weekend of Oct (weather will dictate the date). Anyone who wishes to take part can raise the fee in sponsorship money or pay to participate. Contact Micky (07801928589) for all details.
The Colum Cille friendship scheme is up and running. If you are interested in joining the scheme Contact Damian on 07889432690.
To buy a hurley or if you need your stick repaired contact Paul (07747301263).
In Ómós do Chathal Ó hÁgáin (1972-2014)
NCC lost one of its founder members in recent weeks - Cathal Hagan from Annaghbeg. Known as 'Charley Bull' from childhood due to his bob haircut that tufted up like the charolais bull and the play on his name (Cathal being Gaelic for Charlie), he was a great character blessed with natural talent as a hurler and gaelic footballer. Cathal was there at the beginning of the club in 1986 and was one of the movers that put the club back on the road again in 1993. Business interests took up most of his time in subsquent years and a well documented and long battle with illness but he was always on hand to help the club out in any way he could. His role in the clubs 25 year Gala celebration being one example of hiskindly, confident and progressive nature. He will be greatly missed by all Cillesmen and women, especially the older members who knew him best. The club were honoured to provide accompany him on his final journey as guard of honour along with the footballers of Fir a'Chnoic - the club he loved greatly - from his home in Annaghbeg and again at Clonoe Chapel. To the Hagan family we extend our deepest sympathies.All members are asked to attend the months mind mass. I gcónaí inár gcuimhne. Aoibhneas na bhFlaitheas ort.
The club sends its deepest sympathies to the Comac family, Donaghmore/Dungannon on the passing of Frankie Comac, uncle to club stalwart Éamonn McGirr and sister of Éamonn's mother Eileen. Also to the Quinn Family, Derrylaughan/Derrytresk on the passing of Paddy (the Dealer) and the Hughes Family, Corr on the passing of Tom, grandfather of Joe who hurls with the club.
I siocháin Dé go raibh sibh.