St. Michael's GAC Magheralin

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Irish News Primary Schools Coaching Day

The Irish News recently held a Primary School Coaching Day at St. Patrick's Primary School, Magheralin.

Visiting the school as part of this coaching day was Donegal star and 2012 All-Ireland winner, Karl Lacey.  Karl, was joined at the school by John Brolly of the Irish News.

A few more photos from the day can be seen on our flickr page - click here


4th Annual Duck Race on 26th May 2013 at 14:30pm Newforge Road.

 Ducks on sale £20 per Duck. 3 x £500 1st, 2nd and third place and 10 draws x £25 prizes.

Please contact any of the committee members or youth mentors for ducks.



Friday 19th April 7.00pm

St. Michael's Vs Dromara

(At St. Paul's Lurgan)

Under 12s

Sunday 21st April 11.30am

St. Paul's Lurgan Vs St Michael's



As part of the Keep 'er Lit fundraiser, Kevin McKernan is due to visit St. Michael's next Sunday (21st April) at 12.30pm.

*** This will now take place at the grounds of St. Paul's GFC Lurgan after the u12 match ***

Further details on this will be released during the coming week.

As this is a fundraising event, anyone donating to Kevin can use this sponsorhip form:

Keep 'er Lit Sponsorship Form Link

The full schedule and timings of all the clubs being visited by Kevin can be seen clicking here.

St. Michael's GAC would like to see as many members of the club as possible coming out to support Kevin next Sunday.


Please take time to read the following correspondence received from Burren GAC and Down County Player, Kevin McKernan.

Dear Club Secretary,

I am carrying out a charity penalty kick challenge on the weekend of the 20th/21st April to support the charity ‘KEEP 'ER LIT’ for the treatment of my cousin Mark.

Mark Mc Kernan is a 42 year old gent, married with 4 kids. He is well known throughout the county and province as the proprietor of Mc Kernan Motors, Armagh Rd, Newry.

Mark was diagnosed with a brain tumour 5 years ago, which was unfortunately described as inoperable under the NHS. He and his family sought help further afield and travelled for extensive surgery and treatment to Europe. All of this self-funded.

We as a family have already raised £25,000 over the past 2 years for Brainwaves NI. A charity organised to fund research into Brain Tumour Treatment.

‘KEEP 'ER LIT’ is the first fundraising effort organised to support Mark and his family personally, and has been set up following the diagnosis of a further tumour earlier this year. Over the past 6 weeks he has travelled to Hamburg University Hospital, Germany for further surgery and The Tumour Institute Duderstadt, Germany for adjuvant Immune Therapy. Again, all of this has been self-funded.

As part of our fundraising effort I am proposing to travel round the 44 football clubs in Down County over a 2 day period. As you can understand this is a very tight timescale. A penalty will be taken in each club and I will be staying for 15 minutes for support/group photo/meet and greet. We will need your help to publicise this event as this will only work if we can together gather a supportive crowd. I would really appreciate a contact number from your club to liaise with and convey further information to organise this. The timeframe and further information on fundraising will be confirmed over the next few days and the event publicised in local media. You can also check for updates using our facebook link .

This obviously is a cause very close to my heart. I hope that you can help us to ‘KEEP 'ER LIT’ and join in the fun by bringing your community together to bring the positives from a bad situation, by raising funds for a worthwhile cause and for a courageous young man.


Kevin McKernan


There are two amendments to the fixtures as proposed at the start of the Season.

On Thursday 9th May there will be a full round of league fixtures as opposed to 10th May ( National Open night for County Panels)

There has also been a request to accomodate a Round of fixtures on Sunday 12th May as opposed to Friday 17th May and CCC are agreeable to that request.

Thursday May 9th 7.30pm ACFL Divs 1&2 Rd 4 ACFL Div 3 Round 8

Friday May 17th 7.30pm ACPRL Round 8 ACFL Div 3 Round 9


Unfortunately both St. Johns and Carryduff 2nds have had to drop out of the Junior League due to lack of numbers. The knock-on affect is that the Junior league will now only have 10 rounds instead of 14.
Junior League -
Sat 13th April 6:45pm
Bright v St. Michaels
Killyleagh v Saul
Tues April 16th at 7pm
Aughlisnafin v Loughinisland
Championship Draws
The adult championship draws were made on Monday night. At this stage the provisional date for the quarterfinals/preliminary rd is Saturday June 29th.
Junior (6 teams)
QF1: Saul v St. Michaels
QF2: Loughinisland v Killyleagh
Bright bye
Aughlisnafin bye

Next Senior Figure

All County League Division Three

Friday 5th April 2013 - 6.45pm

Teconnaught Vs St. Michael's

*** Please note that this game is now being played in Teconnaught ***

Quiz Night

The next St. Michael's GAC quiz will be held on Friday night (5th April) at 9.00pm in Byrne's Bar Magheralin.


ACFL Division 3

Monday 1st April 2013

St. Michael's 1-4 St. Paul's 0-8

Home Games

For the foreseeable future, all St. Michael's homes games will be played at St. Paul's GAC Lurgan

Gaelteacht Scholarship Application Forms

The Down County board will be awarding scholarships to children attending a Gaeltacht Summer College in Donegal this summer. The scholarship will be made available to all club members who wish to apply. All applicants must be GAA members. The application forms will be made available through the Down GAA website and club secretaries from March 20th, Interview process will take place in the Castlewellan in mid May , with successful applicants being awarded their scholarships at the beginning of June.

Beidh Coiste Chontae an Dúin ag ofráil Scolaireachtaí Gaeltachta arís i mbliana do dhaltaí scoile atá ag freastal ar Choláiste Gaeltachta sa Samhradh. Cuirfear na foirmeacha ar fáil ag tús Mí Aibreáin ag is é an dáta dhruidim ná 17ú Aibreáin. Is féidir leat an fhoirm a íoslodáil ó shuíomh an Dúin nó ceann a fháil ó Rúnaí do chlub. Ní mór duit a bheith i do bhall den CLG chun scolaireacht a fháil. Cuirfear na daltaí tríd agallamh ghairid i Mí Bealtaine agus bronnfar na Scolaireachtaí ag tús Mí Meithimh. 


Gaelteacht Scholarship Application Form - Click Here to Download