Club AGM will be held on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in club rooms. Nomination forms and forms for motions are available to download by clicking on link below. Please note only paid up members are entitled to vote at AGM.
AGM Nominations & Motions 2014
All coaches should have a minimum of Foundation Course completed.
There are 2 options for dates for the foundation course.
1 in the City and 1 in Owenbeg.
Owenbeg on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November 2014
The Child Protection will take place on the Friday (14th) night 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
The Foundation Practical will take place on Saturday (15th) 9:30am – 4:30pm.
Derry City Council
The Child Protection module of this course will take place on Friday 28th in Shared Future Centre, Waterside 7-10 pm and the Practical and Theory modules on the Saturday 29th in Templemore indoor and outdoors 9.30am – 4.00pm.
if you want to attend either, please email email@example.com
There will also be a Level One Y/A Course in Owenbeg on the 5th, 6th and 7th December.
If anyone wants to attend either of the above course, please email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) me to register.
It wasn’t quite the thrilling climax that the city boys expected but Steelstown Brian Óg’s U14 boys made history tonight by becoming the first boys team across any age group at the club to win the league.
The Óg’s have beaten all before them this year in the All County A Division but they had one more game to take care of this evening, their rearranged fixture with Swatragh.
However, after the south Derry men conceded the points earlier in the afternoon, Steelstown were crowned as league champions with a perfect record and they still put on a show for their home support who turned out at Páirc Bríd to celebrate with their prized U14s. A last-minute challenge game with Buncrana gave the Óg’s crowd something to cheer about and provided the boys with another obstacle to overcome before they could finally marvel in their success.
Steelstown will play Ballinascreen in the championship in two weeks’ time and coaches Dominic Concannon and Brendan Hughes will be hoping that this is just the start of the season.
Steelstown Brian Og’s U14 Ladies played host to a very strong Dungiven St Canice’s U14 Ladies in their league encounter at Thornhill on Tuesday 10th June 2014 and following a passing thunder storm, the teams once again served up a storming thriller of their own as they had done, during Easter, at Owenbeg in the 2014 Feile qualifying blitz.
Steelstown started on the attack with Jade Macari, supported by forwards Ellen McFadden and Caithlin Gallagher, coming close to scoring first. Dungiven however took early command with a scrambled goal, despite some heroic defensive blocks by Niamh Doherty supported by Orla O’Doherty, Riona Harkin and Cliodnha Nelis, along with Niamhs Friel and Gilmore.
The away team then followed this with a point, before Catherine McGuigan opened the Og’s account with a well-taken point following a great team move started by Leah McGonagle. A further quick movement through the Steelstown team almost resulted in another score by Clodagh Laverty, but it veered wide.
The response from the visiting Dungiven side was emphatic as they punctured the Steelstown defence with a point from the excellent No.15 followed by three quick devastating goals, the first of these the result of a scrappy footballing exchange by a crowd of players in front of the goalie, Aoife O’Reilly.
A Clodagh Laverty point followed by a long range point from Catherine McGuigan was quickly matched by a brace of points from the on-form Dungiven side (the first from a free). A great point by Aoife Collins from a free was followed by a killer goal from Dungiven, when a long range shot bounced awkwardly in front of the goalie on the wet pitch. A super point by sub Dearbhla Mooney brought the first half to a close and left the score a tad uncomfortable for the host Steelstown team 0-5 (5) to 4-5 (17) but they have come back from a deficit before.
So once again the hair dryer had to come out, with the Steelstown Ladies staring at a damaging home defeat. On the restart, Dungiven started with a bang forcing a brilliant save by Aoife O’Reilly. The Og’s revival began then, with the Steelstown girls regrouped and now, with a bit of fire in their bellies, the scores began to roll.
First up was Captain Clodagh Laverty following an outstanding high catch and quick pass by Catherine McGuigan, who now moved back to strengthen the defence. Leah McGonagle then smashed in a great goal, following some fast interchange through the fired-up Ogs. An Aoife Collins point, followed by one from Dearbhla Mooney edged the Steelstown team closer to the Dungiven total – game on! A fantastic piece of defensive work by Niamh Gilmore and once again tireless running, blocking and feeding by Sarah Kelly kept the dangerous Dungiven side at bay and a goal by the lethal Aoife Collins followed by a point by Clodagh Laverty from a free brought the Steelstown U14s to within two points of the Dungiven side – Pressure.
Then disaster struck, as a break by the brilliant Dungiven No 15 went unchecked and resulted in a goal. Response from the Ogs was instant with Aoife Collins scoring a point from a free following a foul on Catherine McGuigan. With Niamh Friel steadying the ship by playing another of her determined defensive reading and blocking master classes and this rubbing off on and inspiring the excellent subs from the U12s Orlaith McGough, Connie Roarty, Annie Gibson and Maeve Mooney, who all played their hearts out, this gave the needed platform for another point from on-fire Aoife Collins which was followed by her outstanding goal. The scores were now level and the supporters from both sides were shouting, crying, sweating buckets and lunching on their fingernails – tense. Then with just two minutes left on the clock and with the Ogs on the attack, there looked like only one winner, but a break for a couple of injuries and a free caused a delay in the game, momentum by the attackers was lost and the game fizzled out to a draw.
Final score: Steelstown Brian Og’s U14 Ladies 3-11 to Dungiven St Canice’s U14 Ladies 5-5. What a brilliant game served up by the two teams – two great teams going head to head and giving it everything to the final whistle. Thanks to all the girls for this feast of football and for the patience of the subs who did not get an opportunity to take part in this one – that will come – and good luck to both teams in the remainder of the league campaign. Also thanks to all the coaches and parents who made it out to support the girls and to Thornhill and Mickey for providing the great facilities.
Steelstown Brian Og’s: Aoife O’Reilly, Orla O’Doherty, Niamh Doherty, Riona Harkin, Niamh Friel, Niamh Gilmore, Cliodhna Nelis, Sarah Kelly, Clodagh Laverty, Leah McGonagle, Aoife Collins, Catherine McGuigan, Ellen McFadden, Caithlin Gallagher, Jade Macari, Subs from Suzanna Higgins, the brilliant U12s Annie Gibson, Dearbhla Mooney, Orlaith McGough, Connie Roarty, Maeve Mooney, Hannah Lang and fantastic support from U14 newcomers Cara Gilliland, Bronagh Hinds, Orla McGuire and Orla Gillespie
U14 A League
The U14 boys made it four wins from four with an impressive win away to Glen in the U14 A league on a scoreline of 7:07 to 5pts.
The boys got off to a great start and kept Glen scoreless in the first half. The second half saw Glen start well but Brian Og’s finished strongly to keep the winning run going. There were superb performances throughout the team but great credit must go to the goalkeeper, full back and half back line who tackled and harried and kept chances to a minimum.
The midfield worked tirelessly and once again the forward line was a threat every time they got possession. The great support that travelled was much appreciated by the boys. The next match is this Tuesday at home to Swatragh.
Team: Odhran Gill, Tiarnan Kennedy, Mark Grant, Jude Mullin, Jason McAleer(1:0), Jack McLaughlin, Eoghan Cusack, Ruiari Begley, David McGurk(0:1), Morgan Murray, Ciaran Concannon, Cormac Mooney(2:01), Cillian Hughes, Ben McCarron(1:03), James Lynch(3:0), Christopher O’Donnell, PJ Casey, Patrick McDaid, Caoibhan Doherty, Joseph Kelpie, Blaise Acton, Thomas Martin, Eoin McCay
Steelstown Brian Og’s U14 Ladies got their 2014 North Derry league campaign underway on a sunny Thursday evening away at Shamrock Park against Ballerin Sarfields GAC.
The Steelstown Ladies started slowly with a Nicole Campbell point answered by a point from the home side. A fine goal from distance scored by Captain Clodagh Laverty, should have sparked the usual Steelstown scoring spree, but it didn’t this time and a point followed quickly by two goals, the second from a free by the Ballerin side, put them in front. A goal from Aoife Collins calmed things down a little and was followed by a Clodagh Laverty point. The Ballerin ladies reply of a point was snuffed out by a goal from Clodagh and sub Dearbhla Mooney closed the half with a well taken point leaving the Og’s a narrow two points ahead with a half time score 2-3 to 3-2.
A little hair dryer treatment at half-time and the Steelstown side restarted and began to play football as they should have done from the start……Catherine McGuigan started it off with a goal lobbed in from distance. A point from Aoife was followed by goal of the game……..Catherine lobbed another ball into the danger zone and Dearbhla Mooney picked it up in the centre and hooked a perfectly placed shot into the far left corner of the net (the Ballerin goalie had no chance!). Another point by captain Clodagh was followed by a second goal scored by Catherine McGuigan from a free. The goals were flowing freely now and one from Clodagh Laverty was followed by a Maeve Mooney goal, setup by some great play by Niamh Doherty. The Ballerin side did manage one more goal before Clodagh Laverty wrapped the proceedings up with a nice point. Final score: Ballerin Sarfields GAC 3-3; Steelstown Brian Og’s 8-6.
A good win to begin the league campaign with some great scoring on display. Niamh Friel stood out again in defense with some excellent reading of the game, supported brilliantly by Aoife O’Reilly, Orla O’Doherty, Niamh Doherty, Orlaith McGough, Niamh Gilmore and Riona Harkin. The attackers Jade Macari, Aoife Collins, Dearbhla Mooney, Nicole Campbell, Evie Doherty and Cliodnha Nelis all worked well together and as always the super-sub U12’s including Connie Roarty, Maeve Mooney and Hannah Lang all played their part in the game.
Thanks to all parents who travelled to the game and offered lifts and to Ballerin Sarfields for their excellent and friendly hosting of the match.
Steelstown Brian Og’s U14 Ladies: Aoife O’Reilly, Orla O’Doherty, Niamh Doherty, Orlaith McGough, Niamh Friel, Niamh Gilmore, Riona Harkin, Catherine McGuigan, Clodagh Laverty, Jade Macari, Aoife Collins, Dearbhla Mooney, Nicole Campbell, Evie Doherty, Cliodnha Nelis, Connie Roarty, Hannah Lang, Maeve Mooney.