Donegal GAA Club Call

Donegal GAA Club Call


There was no winner of the weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 3, 8, 9 and 24. Nearest were John McBrearty, the Diamond and Máirtín O Faolain. Jackpot now stands at €3,800.

An excellent workshop will take place in the field on Saturday, January 30, from 11am to 1pm dealing with player improvement and development. It will be given by Philip Kerr from Derry who is a top class coach with the Ulster Council.

The club is hosting a foundation Coaching course this weekend, January 22/23. It begins on Friday night form 7.30pm - 9.30pm with Child Ethics and on Saturday 9.30am - 3pm with theory. Anyone working with a team or wishing to work with a team this year must have this basic qualification. Also anyone who has this completed many years ago can do this course to refresh their minds and to familiarise themselves with modern techniques.

Anyone interested can contact James McHugh on 087 2222277.

Also the club is also hosting an Award 1 coaching course for those who have the Foundation course completed. This takes place over two weekends in February 19/20 and the 26/27. This is on both Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Again anyone interested contact James McHugh. Both courses take place in the clubhouse.

A hilarious comedy based 'how the worst team in history got to the All Ireland Final' is coming to Ardara GAA Club house on Saturday 30th Jan at 8.30pm. Tickets €15 each available in Divers newsagents.


The lotto numbers drawn were 03, 07, 09, 12, 17. Bonus 04. The jackpot was not won. The

€100 winner was Patricia Shiels, Fanavolty and the €50 winner was Annie McConigley, Doaghbeg. Next week’s jackpot is €2,450.

Annual membership is now due and must be paid by March 1st. All players in training at the minute should sign forms and pay membership ASAP. You're not insured until this is done. Please contact registrar (Margaretta) asap.

Underage training is in Rossnakill every Saturday afternoon from 4.30p.m. - 5.30p.m. Children born 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Please bring your own water bottle and €1 euro for use of the hall. For €200 club pass details please contact Fiona for further details.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 1-15-20-22 and the 2x€50 went to Patrick Boyle, Shallogans and Katelyn Gallagher, Upper Kilraine. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,800.

The GAA are offering a new season ticket which now includes entry to club matches in addition to intercounty games for €200. Anyone interested on joining the Naomh Conaill text leave your name and number by text to 0892007785.


This week's Kilotto numbers are 11,17,22,29. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is at €5,950. There was one match 3 winner, Sabrina Noctor, who won €60

Operation Reformation will continue this week with Tuesday exercise class in the Tech Gym with John Conwell from 7-8pm (please bring an exercise mat/towel and water).

The Senior Board AGM took place today on Sunday. Positions were filled as follows; chairman John Cunningham; vice chairman David Gallagher; secretary Sarah Tully; ass- secretary; Mary T Curran; treasurer; Carmel Gamble; vice treasurer; Susan McGing; PRO; Aisling Murrin; Children's Welfare Officer Jimmy White; Registrar Susan McGing; development officer Niall Erskine; health and wellbeing officer Aisling Murrin; Irish and cultural officer Pat Connaghan; coaching officer Peter McGinley; Insurance Officer Marie Dawn White; Co.board delegates John Cunningham and John Murrin; senior manager Mark Boyle; players representative Hugh McFadden. Executive Committee; John Boyle, Billy Broderick, Willie Tully, John Murrin, Paul McCrudden. Remaining positions to be filled in coming weeks.

Those who purchase a 'Donegal Season ticket and Club Plus Card' can avail of free adult membership for 2016. For more information please contact club registrar Susan McGing (086) 3935968. All club membership must be paid directly to the club registrar for 2016.


This Sunday, January 24th, the All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship semi-final will take place at Father Tierney Park. The Ulster champions, Eoghan Rua from Coleraine will play Connacht Champions Sylane from Galway at 2pm. All key Aodh Ruadh stewards are required at the Park for 12 noon and all other helpers on the day should be present by 12.30pm.

Congratulations to Shane Toolan who was elected Donegal GAA Referees Administrator for 2016..

That time of year again as we start the countdown to the GAA membership deadline of March 31st. We are now able to take registrations in Gerry Ferguson's Jewellers.

Congratulations to James O'Donnell and Peter Gallagher who have been named senior team managers for 2016. Congratulations also to Anthony Coughlan who takes the reins with the reserves for the coming season.

The ladies committee are looking for parents to help us out with a few events in the next few weeks. We need some programme sellers for the Donegal v Cork game on Sunday 7th February. Please note, over 15s only can help.

Aodh Ruadh took part in the Scór Sinsir semi-finals in the Bluestack Centre in Drimarone on Saturday evening. The quiz team of Sylvester Maguire, Paddy Kelly, Eamon Martin Maguire and John Hughes came second and will progress to the county final. Also on the night Eugene Perry delivered a magnificent rendition of Sam's For The Hills.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,800. The winning numbers drawn were 3, 5, 6, 7, 16 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to James Monaghan, Pettigo; Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; Agnes Ryder, Belleek; Dara O'Malley, c/o The Bridgend; and Liam McGowan, Cloghore. Next draw is on Sunday in Pat's Bar with a Jackpot of €2,900 on Sunday at 8.30pm.


The annual presentation dinner dance takes place this Saturday 23rd January in the Mill Park Hotel at 8pm. Music is by The Barflies. Tickets €30.00. For tickets please contact Joe Brennan 087 1202900; Mary Coughlan 086 8330202; Patricia Boyle 087 2402666; Frankie Greene 087 2746023.

Club membership is now due for 2016. Membership must be paid in full by March 31st.

Registration for Underage boys and Seniors takes place on Tuesday 26th January at 8pm in the Clubhouse and on Wednesday. 27th in Frosses Hall 7.30-8.30pm.

For all ladies, senior and underage - registration evening will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 25th January 7.30-8.30pm.

The January meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 25th January at 9pm.

We are currently seeking a manager for the reserve men’s team. Anyone interested, please contact Chairman Joe Brennan on 087 1202900.

The club hosted the county semi-final of Scor Sinsir in the Bluestack Centre, Drimarone on last Saturday night.


The annual awards night will take place on Saturday 20th of February 2016 in Dom’s Pier 1 . Tickets €25 each and are available through any club officer.

Club adult membership of €30.00 plus €20.00 development levy for adult members is now due for 2016 season. Payable to Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer 0872791305. Shirley will be in the Abbey Hotel Monday evening from 9-9.30 pm to collect membership .

The club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305.

The ladies have 2016 calendar with photos from each team out now, it’s available to buy in local shops.

Congratulations to club member Michael Naughton on being elected Ulster President for the LGFA.

The ladies AGM was held on Thursday last. The club officers elected were chairperson; Yvonne Harvey; secretary, Catherine Greene; treasurer Matt Shovlin; Register; Tish Brady, Child Protection Officer; Sharon Gillespie and Development Officer Michael Masterson.

The underage presentation awards took place on Sunday 17th of January in Dom’s Pier 1. Congratulations to Emily McNulty who received U12 most improved, Ciara Cox player of the year, Lily Doherty U13 most improved , Sofia Carr player of the year, Beibhinn Reid U14 most improved, Aoife Mackle player of the year, Chloe Pearson U16 most improved, awards for representing the club at county level went to Hannah Crawford U14 and Casey Harvey U16.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4200. The winners of the €25 lucky dip were John Bradley Clogher, Mary McCauley, Donegal Town, Justin Irwin, Main St. and Liz McIntyre, Pollion Road.


There was no Jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1,3,5,12,14,16. There were no match 5 winners. Twenty one people matched four and their names were drawn. The winner of the 100 euro was Susan Cannon, Carrowcannon. This week’s jackpot be €2600.

Copies of the 2015 Donegal GAA Yearbooks are on sale in the Post Offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough Post Offices priced €10..


There was no Jackpot winner this week’s Bunlotto. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 12 ,17.The € 50 winners were Kieran McElrone, Bannagh Kesh, Co Fermanagh, Karen McEniff, The Ross, Bundoran, Una Hoey, Bundoran.

Congratulations to senior player Christy Keaney who was named on the Gaelic Life Ulster Club All Star team for 2015.

The annual Bord na nOg Presentation and Registration Night will take place on Friday 12th February at 7pm in the Holyrood Hotel. Medals will be presented on the night to the victorious Girls U16 and Boys U18 teams as well as the various player of the year awards.

Any persons interested in managing Realt na Mara underage teams for 2016 application forms are now available from Bord na nOg Secretary Kelly McGovern,

The following is the club officer board for 2016. Chairman; Brian McEniff; vice-chairman Pat Walsh; secretary, Siobhan Goverov; assistant secretary Jacinta Brennan, treasurer Philip McGlynn; assistant treasurer Brendan Ruane; registrar Bosco Moohan; PRO Noel Carr; co board delegates Pat Walsh and Michaell McMahon; Irish Officer Brian Mc Eniff .


The AGM will reconvene January 24th in Óstan Loch Áltan at 5 pm. The Ladies AGM will take place Friday 22nd at 8 pm in the clubhouse.

There will be a Child Ethics course held in Gaoth Dobhair GAA on Friday 22nd January and is followed on Saturday 23rd January by a Coaching Practical course. These courses are open to anyone who wants to do them. Anyone interested please contact Martin Terry on 087 669 9208

Anybody interested in taking over management of the Reserve team for the coming year please contact Martin on 086-3119186

All players interested in playing U-16s this year are asked to attend the Cloughaneely pitch for training on Saturday morning the 23rd. Indoor for U-6 / U-8’s /U-10’s will resume Friday January 29th.

The monthly minor board meeting will take place Thursday 21st January at 7:30 pm in the Clubhouse.


Charlie Cannon was elected chairman at the annual general meeting at the weekend. He replaces Dan Hartnett who stepped down after six years in the position.

Officers for 2016 are as follows; club- presidents; Fr. Quinn and Norma Emery; chairman Charlie Cannon; vice chair James Frain; secretary Jim McGlynn; assistant secretaries; Aideen Quinn and Shelia Sweeney; treasurer; John McDermott; assistant treasurer; Conor Crossan; PRO Mark McFadden; registrar; Sharon Harnett, Children's Officer Shelia Sweeney, Health & Wellbeing Officer Oisin Cannon; oifigeach gaeilge agus cultúir Bairbre Uí Chathaill. Fo-Choiste Gaeilge agus Cultúir-Bairbre Uí Chathail, Brian Sweeney, Tom Murray, Maura Uí Bhaoill; players rep; Brendan O'Brien, coaching officer; Sean McBrearty; assistant coaching officer; Roisin Kerr, Schools Liaison Officer; Aideen Quinn; development officer; Brian Sweeney, fo-choiste Pairc na nGael; Mark Mc Fadden (Convenor), Dan Harnett, Vincent Hanley, Pat Doherty, David O'Callaghan, John Mc Gilloway, James Frain, Aideen Quinn, Edel Margey, Pat Mc Carthy, Underage Football Sub-Committee-James Frain(Chair), BrianSweeney(Acting Secretary), Brian Sweeney(PRO), Underage Hurling Sub-Committee-Roisin Kerr(Chair), Sharon Harnett(Secretary), Edel Margey(PRO), Underage Camogie Sub-Committee-Celine Sweeney(Chair), Aideen Quinn(Secretary), Anne Marie Gibbons(PRO), Ladies Football Sub-Committee Marian Gallagher(Secretary), Vincent Hanley(PRO), Delegates to County Committee Jim Mc Glynn & Seamus Bradley, Sub Delegate, Charlie Cannon, Glebe Sports Holdings Directors James Frain, John Mc Dermott, Tom Murray, Committee Members-John Hughes, James Gordon, Paul Devine, John Kilkenny, Garry Coll, Michael O'Connor, Michael O'Malley, Anthony Mc Daid and Willie O'Donnell.

Sympathy is extended to Dillon Gibbons and the Holian family and the Mulpeter family on their recent bereavements.

The camogie and girls football presentation evening took place on Sunday in the Club Rooms.


The annual charity St Brigid’s Cross Making Night will take place at the club for the Across Charity, with rushes especially flown over from Donegal. Adults £5 (to include Irish Stew), Children Free. Raffle on the night - prizes welcome. and Traditional Music.

Congratulations to all our players who attended our presentation night at the club on Saturday. Individual prizes on the night were awarded to girls manager player; Connie Lynch; players player - Shannon Campbell; U-16 - managers player: Daniel Nugent; players player; Conor Redmond; U-18; managers player; Kieran Clarke; players player - Liam O'Reagan.

Tir Chonaill Gaels would like to offer its sincere sympathy to Dermot, David, Barry and Dean Gordon on the recent death of their father in Co. Wicklow.

Sympathy also to Billy Savage and family on the recent death of Betty.


This year’s dinner dance will be held on Saturday 30th of January in the Malin Hotel.

Get Fit with Charlie is back from Monday the 11th of January with a special six week programme on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in th GAA Centre.


The annual dinner dance and Awards Presentation will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 23rd of January.

Tickets are now available and can be got from an executive member and also by contacting Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801. Tickets are priced at €12.50.

Eamon McCauley has been appointed as the senior hurling manager for 2016. Chris McDaid, Colman McGhee, Don Browne and Laura Browne make up his management team.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 26 and 28. There was one match three winner of Ann McBride, Raphoe who receives €150. This week’s jackpot is €8,600.


The counties drawn in the club lotto were: DB, DL, LS, GY. Three people matched three counties, Liam Prunty, 1 Convoy; Jim Gallen, Ballybofey; Thomas O'Donnell, Stranorlar. The Jackpot next week is €3300.

The annual presentation dinner dance will be held in Jacksons Hotel on the 6th February.Tickets €25 and available from any committee members. Tickets are now on sale for the National GAA draw. Contact any committee member or Oliver on 0879090376.


The Naomh Brid club took part in Scor Sinsear competition in Drimarone on Saturday evening three acts took part and two got through to the final in Glenswilly on Friday 29th of January at 7.30pm.

Well done to all three acts- Michael Gallagher – recitation, Shauna Brogan, Conor Cassidy, Barry Breslin, Gerard Martin, - Instrumental, Catherine Mc Groary, - Solo Singing.

Bord Na nOg Registration for all children from 18 years down to 6 years of age is on at 8pm Friday 29th January 2016 at the clubhouse.

There was no overall winner of this week’s Lotto draw which was held in the Country Inn, Ballinakillew. The jackpot now stands at £6,150. The numbers drawn were 9,10,13,18, and 20. £25 winners were Grainne Gallagher, Pauric Martin, John James Mc Garrigle, and Jim Canavan. Next week’s draw will be held in the Dew Drop Inn on Monday 25th January.

The club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Michael Mc Calliog Forge Avenue, Ballintra.


Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 3 8 23 agus 24. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí na trí uimhir acu seo a leanas: Joe Ó hOireachtaigh, Fánaid, Feargal Mac Ailister agus Conor Mac Alister, Baile Dhún na nGall, Ciarán Mac Aodha, Na Dúnaibh, Ellen Nic Suibhne, Anna Ní Dhochartaigh, Simonne Smyth, Co an Dún agus Sharon Montgomerí, Duibhlinn Riach. Fuair siad €20 an duine. B’é Dónal Mac Rodaigh, Leargan Riach a fuair an duais tinrimh sin an buidéal fíona agus b’é Donchadh Mac Giolla Bhríde, Ceann na Leargaí a fuair duais an díoltóra. Tá €10,000 sa phota óir agus beidh an tarraingt oíche Luain seo chugainn sa Bharra Beag sna Dúnaibh.

The club are holding a coaching course in the GAA Centre on Friday and Saturday 29/30 January. Anyone with an interest in coaching please contact Johnny at 085 2425090 for details about the course.

The registration night will take place on Friday February 5th from 6pm—7.30pm.

Bhí cruinniú ceann bliana CLG Na nDúnaibh ar siúl oíche Shathairn in Ionad CLG agus is cinnte go ndearnadh díospóireacht bhríomhar ar chuid mhór ábhar. Le linn an chruinnithe toghadh na h-oifigigh seo a leanas. Cathaoirleach: Eoin Ó Broinn; leas-chath; Donchadh Mac Giolla Bhríde; rúnaí: Hugo MacLaifeartaigh; leas-rúnaí: Proinsias Mac Aodha; cisteoir: Ristéard Ó Conghaile; leas-chisteoir: Seán Mac Giolla Chomhaill; Oifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí: Aodh Mac Laifeartaigh; Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Seán Mac Giolla Bhríde; Ionadaithe chuig Bord na Contae; Liam Mac Conaclaí agus Seán Mac Giolla Bhríde.


Our Mothers & Others played a friendly match against St Brendan's Grangegorman Junior Ladies team on Saturday.. At the final whistle the ref declared the match a draw on a score line of BnaG 3-4 St Brendan's 2-8,

This weeks lotto numbers were 4-6-15-17. No jackpot winner, 5 match 3 winners, win €15 each. Mary McBride, Anne Marie Riney, Paul & Fiona Grier, Pat Barrett, and Paul Doherty. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,780.*

Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169


The lotto numbers drawn on Sunday were 2, 8, 11, 19, 24. The jackpot was not won. Mary Kildea, Martin Sharkey, Gerard Grant won €25 each.

The club would like to wish a happy retirement to and a sincere thank you to Eileen Callaghan who has sold the club lotto which has been the heart of club fundraising for the last number of years.

The Naomh Colmcille Fundraising calendar is about to be drawn up for the year ahead so if there is any fundraisers that you would like to see the club hosting comment/send message to the club Facebook page.

Registration still available through contacting the club secretary Alison Ferry or club registrar Karen Downey.

All match/training schedules will be posted in due course on the club Facebook and Twitter pages.

Na Rossa

The clubs annual general meeting will take place this Sunday evening in McCreadys bar starting at 6pm sharp.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 2,17,18 & 23. No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Gracie Odonnell/Packie the Baker Dungloe & Maryann Bonner, Mollyroe. Next weeks jackpot is €2100.

Reminder to all club 50 members the January draw takes place next Monday evening in the hall. Please ensure all envelopes are handed in before the draw.

Robert Emmett's

The clubs annual dinner dance took place on Saturday night in Mc Glynns Resturant Castlefin. A successful and enjoyable night was had by all. Senior Player of the Year: Sponsored by Kevin & Grace Carlin, went to Brian Dooher; Reserve player of the Year: Michael Mc Glinchey; Ladies Player of the Year: Niamh Mc Bride; Most improved Ladies of the Year: Laoise Mc Connell; Most dedicated Ladies player of the Year: Jackie Harvey; County Merit Award: Emma Mc Croary; Club person of the Year: Ossie Gallagher & Sam Gallagher.

The club would like to extend thanks to Karen Guthrie and Frank Mc Glynn for their attendance on the night and presenting the players with their awards. A special thank you to Kevin and Grace Carlin for their continued support and sponsorship.

The club would also like to thank the staff of Mc Glynn's Restaurant for the enjoyable meal and welcome on the night. A special word of thanks to Jimmy for all the support throughout the years.

The club extend deepest sympathies to the Gallagher family Castlefin following the death of Jackie Healy Bick, niece of Ossie and Sam Gallagher; The McGuire family Ballybun following the death of Patrick Mc Guire.


The Ladies Board will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday 21st January at 8pm in the clubhouse.

A quick reminder that the dinner dance will take place in the Station House Hotel on Saturday, January 30th next at 8pm. Music is by The Cufflinks. Anyone looking for tickets should contact club treasurer Bryan Faul.

Congrats to the club's senior goalkeeper Phillip O'Donnell who lined out for Dublin City University in O'Byrne Cup recently against Carlow IT and Dublin. Well done Phillip.

The winner of last week's lotto was Niall Falbane from Churchill whohad three numbers. The winning numbers were 2,7,19 and 23. Next week's jackpot is €1,880.

The club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of the community fund.

The club will host its next minor board meeting in the clubhouse on Monday, January 25th next at 7.55pm. At least one manager from each group is asked to be there.

The general monthly meeting will take place directly after the minor board meeting at 9pm on January 25th next. A delegate will be elected to replace County Board delegate Paddy Tinney who is now Assistant Treasurer with the Donegal County Board.

Southern Minor Board

A meeting of the Southern board will take place this Thursday 21st in the Abbey hotel starting at 8pm sharp. All delegates are asked to attend. Fixtures will be on the agenda.

Members of the southern regional board for the 2016 season are as follows,

Chairman, Paul Martin; Vice Chairman, Pat Walsh; Secretary, Serena Gallagher; Ass Secretary, Lee Jordan; Treasurer, Mary Ellen Greene; PRO, Helena Dunleavy.