Ballyhegan charity date set to benefit Marie Curie

Ballyhegan ladies celebrate a sponsorship agreement with the senior team and Derry Refrigerated Transport.
Ballyhegan ladies celebrate a sponsorship agreement with the senior team and Derry Refrigerated Transport.

Ballyhegan’s latest ‘Park ‘n’ Stride’ event will raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care on Friday, July 3.

The 10km challenge and 5km fun run programme attracted almost 150 participants last year and the fourth event organised by Ballyhegan is expected to match that entry.

“We recognise the invaluable work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care team and we are privileged to share the proceeds from this event with such a worthy cause,” said Seamus McCann, the Ballyhegan chairman. “I would urge all our members and friends from around the province to sign up to take part in what will be a really enjoyable day.”

Advanced registration is available via or download and post the form at

Alternatively, register on the night between 6-7 o’clock - each entry will cost £5.

Ballyhegan’s summer scheme will run from Wednesday, July 1 to Friday, July 3 at the cost of £15 per child or a £20 family rate.

Each daily session will last from 9-1 o’clock and is open to children from primary two up to year 11.

Ballyhegan men’s seniors suffered a league defeat to Crossmaglen Rangers seconds by 1-10 to 0-15 - with the line-up as follows:

Jonny McKeever (0-1), Roger McCormick, Mark McKeever, Shane McKeever junior, Tony Keegan (0-2), Jack Rafferty (0-2), Conor Loughran (0-1), Mark Hughes (0-2), Ronan Devlin (0-1), James McKeever (0-1), Conor Williamson (0-2), Thomas Reynolds (0-2), Daniel McKeever, Shane McCormack, Paul Nixon. Subs used: Tiernan Power (0-1), Joey Murphy, Conor Morgan, Rory McKeever, Gerard Morgan.


Tir na nOg enjoyed derby delight on Friday with victory against St Paul’s by 1-12 to 1-10 during a clash between two sides struggling for consistency.

Marc Davidson and Paul Carvill proved instrumental early on - with Brian Mallon helping Tir na nOg hold control by the break at 0-5 to 0-3.

St Paul’s raced clear after the interval with a string of points that included the first goal of the fixture.

Jamie McAleenan, Paul Carvill and Brian Mallon kept Tir na nOg in contention as conditions made life difficult for both sets of players.

Trailing by three points entering the closing 10 minutes, Tir na nOg grabbed control off points from Paul Carvill, Jamie McAleenan and Barry McDonald.

Paul Carvill’s goal and a Brian Mallon point secured the upper hand that protected advantage despite St Paul’s scrambled finale.

Tir na nOg under 10s handed minutes to 18 players last weekend against St Peter’s.

The under 16s defeated Killeavy by 3-8 to 2-7 - with Leo Monteiro, Paudy Campbell and Mickey Smith the key players.

Tir na nOg B edged ahead of Maghery with James Donnelly, Jamie McAleenan, Gerard Vailey, David Turley, Corey Edgar, Kevin Curran and Jordan McCooe on song.