Ballyhegan’s summer charity race date all set for July fun in Loughgall

Helping to launch Ballyhegan's summer charity fundraiser in aid of Marie Curie are, from left, Jack Rafferty (Armagh under 21s), Shauna Wilson (Loughgall's The Famous Grouse, sponsor), Lauren O'Gorman (Armagh under 16s), Sarah-Louise Doherty (Armagh minors) and Grace Ferguson (Armagh under 16s).
Helping to launch Ballyhegan's summer charity fundraiser in aid of Marie Curie are, from left, Jack Rafferty (Armagh under 21s), Shauna Wilson (Loughgall's The Famous Grouse, sponsor), Lauren O'Gorman (Armagh under 16s), Sarah-Louise Doherty (Armagh minors) and Grace Ferguson (Armagh under 16s).

Ballyhegan’s summer schedule will include the fifth annual Park ‘n’ Stride charity fundraiser in aid of Marie Curie.

The race is set to feature tests across distances of five kilometres or 10 - with everyone welcome in Loughgall Country Park on Friday, July 8.

Anyone interested can register via www.athleticsni.org,

Ballyhegan lost out by 0-8 to 0-12 from the home clash with Keady despite a bright start that featured Rory McKeever on the scoresheet.

Early pressure failed to produce the desired end product and Keady regrouped to register points.

Conal McKeever’s free sparked a period of flowing play which included points for both sides and an acrobatic save by Johnny McKeever.

Conal McKeever increased his personal tally but Ballyhegan hit half-time down by 0-4 to 0-7.

Shane McCormack picked out Conal McKeever for the first positive of the second half ahead of resolute defensive play by Johnny McKeever and Roger McCormick.

Conal McKeever, Tim Rafferty and Paul Nixon posted points. Nixon’s attempt proved the highlight for Ballyhegan due to a five-player move involving Johnny McKeever, Mark Hughes, Barry Morgan and Shane McKeever.

TIR NA NOG

Tir na nOg B proved too strong for Mullaghbawn in the midweek Championship replay away date.

Tir na nOg under eights finished top of the Burren group table thanks to wins over Burren Ogs, Clonduff Ogs, Clann na Banna and St Bronagh’s Rostrevor.

Clonduff Gaels edged past Tir na nOg in the quarter-finals.

The under 10s’ Go Games date with Sarsfields provided evidence of continued progress across the underage programme.

Club fixtures are as follows: Tonight (Friday) - Eire Og v Tir na nOg seniors; training for under sixes, under eights and under 10s (6-7 o’clock). Tomorrow (Saturday) - St Peter’s v Tir na nOg under eights (11 o’clock); Tir na nOg under 12s’ boys v Clan na Gael (4 o’clock). Sunday, June 19 - Corrinshego v Tir na nOg under 14s’ girls (time to be confirmed); Monday, June 20 - Tir na nOg minors v St Peter’s (time to be confirmed); Tuesday, June 21 - Mullaghbawn v Tir na nOg under 14s’ boys (7.15); Eire Og v Tir na nOg under 12s’ girls (time to be confirmed); training for under 12s’ boys (6-7 o’clock, Park GAA); training for underage girls (6-7 o’clock, Drumcree College); training for senior ladies (7-8 o’clock, Drumcree College).

ANNAGHMORE

Annaghmore’s running festival has been scheduled for June 25.

Visit the Athletics NI website to register for the 10-kilometre or five-kilometre events.

The club’s Night At The Races will run on August 6, with ‘horses’ available at £10 each from any committee member.

Anyone interested in joining the fundraising committee should contact 07748777338.

Irish Dancing sessions have been booked for each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6.30-8 o’clock.

The latest lotto numbers are 8, 13, 14 and 18 - with Albert Willis the only winner.

Visit www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie for information on registration ahead of the Annaghmore-hosted programme across July 4-9.

FIXTURES

Saturday’s fixtures: UNDER EIGHTS (Go Games, 11 o’clock) - Naomh Eoin v Sarsfields, St Peter’s v Tir na nOg, Maghery v Ballyhegan. UNDER 12.5 (region one, 4 o’clock) - Maghery v Clann Eireann, Tir na nOg v Clan na Gael. UNDER 12.5 (region three, 4 o’clock) - Middletown v Ballyhegan.