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Derry / Re: The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: November 01, 2011, 12:56:44 PM »
Another up-date from yesterdays count the total is now £17,200 and still donations coming in!

Ronan.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:01:23 AM »
The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge

Saturday can only be described in one word.....Overwhelming! Ended up 22 teams took part, few cry offs with genuine excuses, and a great crowd turned up to walk round as well. Ballerin took 1st prize of £1000 O'Neill's sports voucher, Coleraine 2nd £500 O'Neill's sports voucher and Glenullin 3rd £250 O'Neill's sports voucher, real exciting finish as well with Gerard O'Kane and Sean Leo McGoldrick having a ding dong battle for 2nd and 3rd. Kilrea camogie team won the ladies prize. To everyone who was there i cant thank you enough, last count we are touching on £15,000!!!

Finally congrats to Ballinderry and Craigbane on winning there respective championships over the weekend and good luck in Ulster.

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Derry / Re: The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:00:09 AM »
The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge

Saturday can only be described in one word.....Overwhelming! Ended up 22 teams took part, few cry offs with genuine excuses, and a great crowd turned up to walk round as well. Ballerin took 1st prize of £1000 O'Neill's sports voucher, Coleraine 2nd £500 O'Neill's sports voucher and Glenullin 3rd £250 O'Neill's sports voucher, real exciting finish as well with Gerard O'Kane and Sean Leo McGoldrick having a ding dong battle for 2nd and 3rd. Kilrea camogie team won the ladies prize. To everyone who was there i cant thank you enough, last count we are touching on £15,000!!!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:27:46 AM »
Just a reminder that the Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge goes ahead tomorrow at Bellaghy Club, starting at 1pm sharp. So far i have 40 guaranteed teams taking part along with various other people wanting to run, walk or crawl round!!! Should be a great day all round for 2 great charities, looking forward to seeing sum of you there!

Many thanks,

Ronan.

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Derry / Re: The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:27:08 AM »
Just a reminder that the Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge goes ahead tomorrow at Bellaghy Club, starting at 1pm sharp. So far i have 40 guaranteed teams taking part along with various other people wanting to run, walk or crawl round!!! Should be a great day all round for 2 great charities, looking forward to seeing sum of you there!

Many thanks,

Ronan.

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Derry / Re: The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:10:10 AM »
Just an update for anyone interested, so far we have over 30 teams entering the relay, also great response from various people who intend coming along and walking a lap of the coarse. Special mention to Kevin Madden of Break for Ball who kindly donated £400, and Magherafelt District Council who donated £200. Again if your interested drop me an email ronan@moltools.co.uk or give me a call on 07875 400 839.

Ronan.

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GAA Discussion / The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:46:26 AM »
Is your club prepared to make a marathon effort for charity?

Dear club member,

My name is Ronan Rocks, and I would request your assistance in fund raising to help raise awareness of cancer and cardiac risk in the young.

On Saturday 15th October in Bellaghy, there will be clubs from all over Ireland taking part in a 15km relay run around the village in aid of two hugely worthwhile charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and CRY.

Every club that enters needs just five members, be they male or female, to run the course. If every individual were to raise £100 in sponsorship, we could reach a target of £20,000. (£500 per team).

Initially set up with the aim of attracting all 40 Derry clubs, the event has already grown far beyond what we might have hoped.

To name but a few, teams from 5 times All-Ireland winning Crossmaglen Rangers and 2004 All-Ireland champions Caltra will be in attendance.

The reason I am doing this is because I know the effects that both cancer and sudden adult deaths can have.

 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in April 2004, after discovering a lump on my neck a few months before, little did I know what was ahead of me, but with chemotherapy and massive help through Antrim Hospital I was back playing football by the middle of 2005.

A week before the county final that year, my sister in law Marcella Doherty died of a sudden cardiac illness, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy).  She was a seemingly healthy 24 year old woman.

The statistics are frightening.  There are well over 2,000 senior club footballers, hurlers, camogs and ladies footballers in Derry at this present minute.  Statistics show that one in three people will contract cancer at some stage in their lives.  So of those 2,000 active men and women, almost 700 will need the help that the likes of Marie Curie provide at some stage.  The other 1,300 will more than likely have to deal with the effects of watching someone suffer with the disease.

In the decade and a half since the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) was formed, they have raised money to assist in the battle against sudden cardiac deaths among young people.

CRY, among other things, have played a huge role in the push for young athletes to be screened for heart conditions, and are continually doing research into conditions as they affect athletes and the general population under 35.

But what’s in it for you?

Any club which participates has a chance of winning £1,000 in the form of an O’Neills sports voucher,  2nd will receive £500, and 3rd will take home £250. All 5 runners will do 3km each making their way back to the club to hand over a baton for the next runner to go, and so on till the 15km is completed, should prove very competitive and a chance to pit yourself against many teams from Derry and beyond.

Anyone wishing to take part can contact me on 07875 400 839, or email ronan@moltools.co.uk. We also intend to set up a bank account for anyone wishing to make a voluntary donation in any way, u can follow us on facebook under Derry Marathon,


I look forward to hearing from you,

Ronan Rocks

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:44:18 AM »
Is your club prepared to make a marathon effort for charity?

Dear club member,

My name is Ronan Rocks, and I would request your assistance in fund raising to help raise awareness of cancer and cardiac risk in the young.

On Saturday 15th October in Bellaghy, there will be clubs from all over Ireland taking part in a 15km relay run around the village in aid of two hugely worthwhile charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and CRY.

Every club that enters needs just five members, be they male or female, to run the course. If every individual were to raise £100 in sponsorship, we could reach a target of £20,000. (£500 per team).

Initially set up with the aim of attracting all 40 Derry clubs, the event has already grown far beyond what we might have hoped.

To name but a few, teams from 5 times All-Ireland winning Crossmaglen Rangers and 2004 All-Ireland champions Caltra will be in attendance.

The reason I am doing this is because I know the effects that both cancer and sudden adult deaths can have.

 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in April 2004, after discovering a lump on my neck a few months before, little did I know what was ahead of me, but with chemotherapy and massive help through Antrim Hospital I was back playing football by the middle of 2005.

A week before the county final that year, my sister in law Marcella Doherty died of a sudden cardiac illness, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy).  She was a seemingly healthy 24 year old woman.

The statistics are frightening.  There are well over 2,000 senior club footballers, hurlers, camogs and ladies footballers in Derry at this present minute.  Statistics show that one in three people will contract cancer at some stage in their lives.  So of those 2,000 active men and women, almost 700 will need the help that the likes of Marie Curie provide at some stage.  The other 1,300 will more than likely have to deal with the effects of watching someone suffer with the disease.

In the decade and a half since the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) was formed, they have raised money to assist in the battle against sudden cardiac deaths among young people.

CRY, among other things, have played a huge role in the push for young athletes to be screened for heart conditions, and are continually doing research into conditions as they affect athletes and the general population under 35.

But what’s in it for you?

Any club which participates has a chance of winning £1,000 in the form of an O’Neills sports voucher,  2nd will receive £500, and 3rd will take home £250. All 5 runners will do 3km each making their way back to the club to hand over a baton for the next runner to go, and so on till the 15km is completed, should prove very competitive and a chance to pit yourself against many teams from Derry and beyond.

Anyone wishing to take part can contact me on 07875 400 839, or email ronan@moltools.co.uk. We also intend to set up a bank account for anyone wishing to make a voluntary donation in any way, you can follow us on facebook under Derry Marathon,


I look forward to hearing from you,

Ronan Rocks

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Derry / The Derry CRY/Cancer Club Challenge
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:37:24 AM »
Is your club prepared to make a marathon effort for charity?

Dear club member,

My name is Ronan Rocks, and I would request your assistance in fund raising to help raise awareness of cancer and cardiac risk in the young.

On Saturday 15th October in Bellaghy, there will be clubs from all over Ireland taking part in a 15km relay run around the village in aid of two hugely worthwhile charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care and CRY.

Every club that enters needs just five members, be they male or female, to run the course. If every individual were to raise £100 in sponsorship, we could reach a target of £20,000. (£500 per team).

Initially set up with the aim of attracting all 40 Derry clubs, the event has already grown far beyond what we might have hoped.

To name but a few, teams from 5 times All-Ireland winning Crossmaglen Rangers and 2004 All-Ireland champions Caltra will be in attendance.

The reason I am doing this is because I know the effects that both cancer and sudden adult deaths can have.

 I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in April 2004, after discovering a lump on my neck a few months before, little did I know what was ahead of me, but with chemotherapy and massive help through Antrim Hospital I was back playing football by the middle of 2005.

A week before the county final that year, my sister in law Marcella Doherty died of a sudden cardiac illness, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy).  She was a seemingly healthy 24 year old woman.

The statistics are frightening.  There are well over 2,000 senior club footballers, hurlers, camogs and ladies footballers in Derry at this present minute.  Statistics show that one in three people will contract cancer at some stage in their lives.  So of those 2,000 active men and women, almost 700 will need the help that the likes of Marie Curie provide at some stage.  The other 1,300 will more than likely have to deal with the effects of watching someone suffer with the disease.

In the decade and a half since the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) was formed, they have raised money to assist in the battle against sudden cardiac deaths among young people.

CRY, among other things, have played a huge role in the push for young athletes to be screened for heart conditions, and are continually doing research into conditions as they affect athletes and the general population under 35.

But what’s in it for you?

Any club which participates has a chance of winning £1,000 in the form of an O’Neills sports voucher,  2nd will receive £500, and 3rd will take home £250. All 5 runners will do 3km each making their way back to the club to hand over a baton for the next runner to go, and so on till the 15km is completed, should prove very competitive and a chance to pit yourself against many teams from Derry and beyond.

Anyone wishing to take part can contact me on 07875 400 839, or email ronan@moltools.co.uk. We also intend to set up a bank account for anyone wishing to make a voluntary donation in any way, you can follow us on facebook under Derry Marathon,


I look forward to hearing from you,

Ronan Rocks

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 01, 2008, 03:08:52 PM »
Rang the 02 arena there and they have been tortured all day about tickets!!!
Yeah agree there Full Back, his last fight was pure dung but havent seen a bad Henderson fight yet so watch this space.......

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:58:02 PM »
You've missed all the craic this morning LB.
even I have to work sometimes (ok it was mostly meetings but that still constitutes work).

what did I miss, had a quick read back and there were no rows !
Screen - obv a technophobe
the internet was commerically available since the early 90's.
Albeit in a different format, but bulletin boards not too far removed form this one were available.
Sure I was even employed as an administrator of one then !
 ;)
what year did yous get electricity around draperstown ?
(btw - yous can take down your king billy and uvf /lvf flags nw - the two months either side of the 'twalf' is up ! )
 ;)
A former Loup man and a Ballindery man have a sensible conversation between each other has to be commended Lynch ;)

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:12:49 PM »
Lough Shore only!!

although I hear there's a lock of mountainy wemin with the horn around Slaughtneil though GM... if any of youse hallians are fit for them.  :D

 >:( I hope you get a lungfull of them flys the night.

I wouldn't want it any other way!!  :D :D

Can anyone join this love in, or is it strictly 'loughshore' only?
Just you stay outa it Green, your not that far away work wise i could throw a stone threw your winda :D ;)
Can't believe you asked that one Doire, hada be the day we stopped the Mighty Shams for the 3 in a row!!! Heard yous had to burn the big banner that night ;)
I was on the 94 team, was in America for the summer, missed the semi but home for the final.

Nah we kept her. A lock of tipp ex and a big black marker and she'll be good to go in 2010!

Said in true Ballinderry fashion :D :D

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:53:56 PM »
Can anyone join this love in, or is it strictly 'loughshore' only?
Just you stay outa it Green, your not that far away work wise i could throw a stone threw your winda :D ;)
Can't believe you asked that one Doire, hada be the day we stopped the Mighty Shams for the 3 in a row!!! Heard yous had to burn the big banner that night ;)
I was on the 94 team, was in America for the summer, missed the semi but home for the final.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:35:10 PM »
Thats a good memory end of a leg.... you must have been on that team yourself!! Thats 24 playes you named, so that prob was the match day panel. I wonder how many others were on the panel and got medals. I'd love to see a list of all the Ballinderry men down through the years with Championship medals and in what year they won them.

I thought Enda started full forward in that final with Adrian on the half forward line?

I also thought Paul Conway started in the corner that day, but must have been mistaken. Who can forget his winning goal against the Loup in that year's sf though!
i had erased that one till you brought it up!!!!

lol sorry about that one Rónán (you don't mind if I put a lock of fadas on to jizz the name up do you?)
But you got your county medal eventually, which is more than most people can say.

Now that I think about it, you might already have had an Intermediate county medal as well. And even less people can claim to have done that double!!

Good to see you back on the board doing a bit of posting, even if it only is to back up your cousin. ;) Only jokin big lad. :D

Aye the lads gettin a hard time Doire, hi wouldnt you love to be in his shoes, as i said he's in a win win situation. Love the fadas aul han ;)
Hi do you remember Wee Bambo pointin at Brian McIvor when he hit the net that day in 1995, that was funny :D

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:08:58 PM »
Thats a good memory end of a leg.... you must have been on that team yourself!! Thats 24 playes you named, so that prob was the match day panel. I wonder how many others were on the panel and got medals. I'd love to see a list of all the Ballinderry men down through the years with Championship medals and in what year they won them.

I thought Enda started full forward in that final with Adrian on the half forward line?

I also thought Paul Conway started in the corner that day, but must have been mistaken. Who can forget his winning goal against the Loup in that year's sf though!
i had erased that one till you brought it up!!!!

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