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GAA Clubcall
The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.

The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.


Match “N” Win January 2nd the jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 9, 13, 20 & 24. The €15 winners were Rose Canny, Dunaff. Kevin Doherty, Rooskey. Sally Kelly, Letter, Urris. Grainne Harkin, Isle of Doagh. Patsy Devlin, Annaugh. The jackpot next week is €740. The club agm takes place next Sunday January 12th at 6 pm in the new clubhouse.

The club dinner dance and the big development draw takes place on Friday January 10th in the Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa. Tickets for both the dance and draw are still available by contacting any committee member. Anyone with tickets sold for the draw are asked to return them to John Friel as soon as possible. Also, anyone looking to buy a ticket for the draw please contact John or any Committee members. The 1st prize is €2,000 with 11 other excellent prizes to be won. The new clubhouse is looking superb as you will agree, when fully complete it will be a huge asset to the parish for generations to come.

We would like to appeal to all club members etc home or abroad that can help in any way in this final run in to contact John J Friel or any club member.


Underage handball starts on the 13th and 15th of January at 7pm. The annual agm will be held in the GAA Centre on Saturday 11th of January at 8pm. Indoor underage training resumes this week with U-10s on Wednesdays 6-7pm ; U-12s Wednesdays 7-8pm and U-8s Fridays 6.30- 7.30pm.

Naomh Colmcille

The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 17th March 2014. Prizes with a total value of €30,000 are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille, and will be used towards the club’s 2014 yearly expenditure.

First prize is a trip to the 2014 International Rules series in Australia. Full list of prizes (ten total) can be seen on the club website, Facebook page and poster at clubhouse.Tickets priced €10 each are now available from Alison Ferry, Paul Callaghan, Adrian Marsh, or any committee member.

Calling all parents, players past and present, and new people in our community. Please consider coming to help coach or help out with our underage teams. Next year we will have 3-4 coaches for all underage teams; 2 lead coaches and 2 assistant coaches. Coaching courses are being provided for new and existing coaches. Please text your name and underage team or teams you would like to be with next year to minor board Chairman, Gerard McFadden (087 2494908), in full confidence. Gaelstart for all boys and girls under the age of 10 starts on Friday January 17th. Fun activities for all. Put in your calendar and get active. Further updates at the start of January.

Well done to Thomas McKinley on his appearance for Donegal in the Dr McKenna cup fixture against Tyrone.Training for seniors and reserves commences next Saturday (11th) at 11 am.This week’s numbers are 8, 16, 13, 24, 11 and the one winner who matched four numbers is Declan Coyle who wins €75.

An Clochan Liath

Ba iad 1, 3, 6 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,900 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Martine Reilly St. Peter’s Tce., Patrick Sweeney, Elizabeth Buckley Fintown, Anthony Conaghan Crickamore agus Naul McCole Burtonport.

Bhain Elizabeth Buckley, as Fintown €150, agus bhain Johnnie McGee as Ghaoth Dobhair, Marian Sweeney as Sheskinarone, Clare Keeney as Na Glentai agus Patrick Molloy as Na Glentai €100 ag an bhingo.

Dungloe GAA are working on a 3 year plan to improve the club, we are open to all suggestions and would like to invite you to the following workshops which may interest you, workshops are strictly 1 hour only in the Rosses Community School and are on Tue 14th @ 6pm for Minor Board and 7pm for the Community ( non members also welcome ) on Wed 15th Hurling & ladies workshop @6pm and Senior football @7pm, please contact Ellen Scally on 0879807323 for further information , your input would be greatly appreciated.

The 4th draw in the new fifth series of the 200 Club was held on Sunday night the 29th of December at the bingo and the winners are as follows for the month of December, 1st €1,000 – John Ward Diamond, 2nd €500 – Anthony Gallagher Burtonport, 3rd €300 – Daniel Bonner Bessie Main Street, 4th €100 – Siobhan Morahan 5th €100 – Shaun Sharkey St Peter’s Tce.

St Mary’s, Convoy

Membership is now due and must be paid by March 17th for 2014.The membership is as follows €5 for up to under 12 €10 for up to Minor and €30 for adult.

This year’s dinner dance will take place on the 25th of January, in Jackson’s Hotel with music by the popular Beefsteak Dancers. Tickets are now available from any committee member and are €25. Tickets are now available for the GAA National Club Draw they are priced at €10 each and there are some excellent prizes to be won for example Trip to Australia for two people to International Rules series and all Ireland Hurling and Football packages. All money raised will go directly to the club.


Congratulations to Declan Walsh and Stephen Mc Laughlin (F) who were both selected as part of the Donegal Mc Kenna Cup squad. There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1500. The sequence drawn was 5-3-7-2-4-6-1. The 50 euro winner was Marian Kelly, Drumcarbit. The 20 euro sellers prize goes to N and R Kelly, Malin. Next weeks jackpot stands at €1550. Congratulations to the winners of our underage draw that took place just before Christmas. 1st Prize: A Christmas Hamper- Sean O Kane, Malin Head. 2nd Prize: A Meal for Two- John Doherty (Jack), Malin Head. 3rd Prize: 30 Euro Meat Voucher- Partick Rustard. 4th Prize: Christmas Cake- Gillian Boggs, Malin. 5th Prize: A Tin of Roses- Bronagh Mc Carron, Drumcrabit. We would like to say a big thank you to all those that bought & sold tickets for the draw, your support is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Tina Douglas, Bunn who was the winner of the hamper and to Matthew Doherty, Redford who was the winner of the Name The Teddy competition. Pauline McLaughlin (F) will be taking over the running of the club shop for the next few weeks, should you require anything urgently, please call 086 3799841. Best wishes to Susan Byrne who jets off to New Zealand for a well-earned break to recharge the batteries in the next few days. A very successful 25 Card Drive was held in the clubhouse recently, the event was very well attended with a busload of eager card enthusiasts traveling all the way from the Fanad peninsula to take part. Overall winner on the night was Seamus Wilhare from Carrigart who collected the 300 euro prize money. 2nd place and 250 euro went to Pat O Brien. 3rd place was Seamus Harkin and 4th was MJ Doherty (G) who both collected 75 euro each for their efforts.

Any items for the notes should be forwarded to Martin Doherty on 0861585880 or alternatively send an email to the club email address at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.

Cill Cartha

The club agm took place on Saturday night. Outgoing Chairman Kevin Doogan, thanked everyone who supported, contributed and helped out with club functions during the year. The following officers were elected chairman: Michael McShane, vice-chairman: Kevin Lyons, secretary: Fiona McGinley, assistant secretary: Glenda Dolan, treasurer: John Curran, PRO: James Byrne, registrar: Denise McSweeney, children’s officer: Trevor McBrearty, senior/Reserve and under 21 managers John McNulty/Rory Gallagher and Michael Molloy. The U-21s take on Erne Gales of Fermanagh in the preliminary round of the Ulster 21 football championship on 25th January, at Kickhams Creggan GAC, Co Antrim hosts the annual event.

Lotto numbers were 7, 13, 28, 29 and the lotto plus numbers were 6, 12, 15, 28 there was no Jackpot winner, consolation prizes went to €50 Ross Brady, €30 Catherine Johnston and €20 Ethna Byrne. The Jackpot next week is €3,500.

Naomh Ultan

The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 1/1/2014 were 3, 18, 21 & 24. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2540. Consolation prizes went to Jenifer Mackey, Jackie Harvey and Aoibhinn McGinley. Our new website is experiencing a backlog of updated information due to the recent changes in the GAA’s email accounts. All information will be updated over the course of the next week. Many thanks to all who took part and supported ever so kindly to our St. Stephen’s Day Sponsored Swim, when all the money is collected a final figure of what was gathered will be published.

Gaoth Dobhair

Beidh Dinnéar Cinn Bliana C.L.G. Gaoth Dobhair ar siúl sa chlubtheach ar an 18ú Eanáir 2014 ag 8.00 in. Tá sé an tábhachtach do thicéad a chur san áireamh chomh luath agus is féidir chun fios a bheith againn faoi uimhreacha. Scairt ar Kelly ag 0867927522 nó Christina ag 0879323799 le ticéid a chur san áireamh. Táille: €25. Bhí bronnadh Bord na nÓg curtha ar ceal. Dáta le socrú an tseachtain seo. Tá traenail iomanaíochta ag dul ar aghaigh - faoi 12: oiche Luain on 7.00-8.00i.n sa phobalscoil and faoi 8 & 10: oiche Mháirt 5.00-6.00i.n sa chlubtheach. Tá coiste cruinniú airgead a chuir le cheile don chlub. Ma tá suim agat bheith páirteach tá cruinniú ar Dé Ceadaoin an 22ú Eanáir 2014 ag 8.00i.n sa chlubtheach. Bígí linn. Beidh cruinniú míosúil an chlub ar an 4ú Feabhra 2014.

Tá oiche díolacháin mór Eanáir ar siúl sa chlubtheach ar an 25ú Eanáir 2014 ag 8.00i.n. Beidh oiche craic agus ceol ann le DJ & Paul Phaidí Dubh mar ceantálaí. Bígí linn.


A fantastic night was had at this years dinner dance, held in the Milford Inn Hotel on the 21st of December. Please see the list of award winners -Donegal representatives

minor ladies - Orla McAteer, Niamh Carr, Shannon McGroddy and Amber Barrett; senior ladies -Shannon McGroddy and Amber Barrett; U21s - Christopher Barrett and Cathal Mc Gettigan - Ladies Most Dedicated Player - Aisling Dorrian; Ladies Minor Player of the Year - Shannon McGroddy; Ladies Most Improved Player of the Year - Laura McCafferty; Ladies Young Player of the Year- Lianne Boyce; Ladies Senior Player of the Year - Aoife Gallagher. Men’s award winners: U21 Player of the Year - Christopher Barrett; Top Scorer - Cathal McGettigan (14-120); Reserve Player of the Year - Dean Burgess; Young Player of the Year - T J Evesson; Senior Player of the Year- Anthony McPaul and Lorcan Friel; Hall of Fame - Tom Anderson ; Club Person of the Year - Aidan Cannon and Barry McNulty

Nigel Black has decided to step down as senior manager due to other commitments. In a like for like swap Shaun Paul Barrett will take the reins for the 2014 season.

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-5-10-16. No jackpot winner, three match 3 winners wins €25 each. Arlene Devine, Milford, SP Barrett, Milford, and Mary Whoriskey, Kerrykeel. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,880.

Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are; full family membership for 2014,entered into every weekly draw, automatically in Christmas hamper draw, 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw.


There was no jackpot winner this week. The numbers were 9, 20, 23 and 24. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Kathy and Barry Doherty. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,800. Club membership is now open for anyone who wishes to sign up: Juveniles €5, student €10, adult €20, family (up to 18 years) €30 and family with lotto for a year €100. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Owen McCann, Artane, Dublin and formerly of Moville, who passed away on January 3rd. Owen was a former Gaelic games journalist and author, his books included ‘The Shell Book of the McCarthy Cup’, ‘Greats of Gaelic Games’, ‘Who’s Who in Gaelic Games’ and ‘Recordmakers of Gaelic Games’. He was also a former editor of ‘Gael Sport’, the official GAA monthly magazine. Before moving to Dublin he was a co-founder and secretary of Moville GAA club of the 1940’s which included county players Con McLaughlin, Tom Casserly and Pat Lally. Owen was a dedicated GAA and Donegal follower throughout his lifetime. Our sincere sympathy to his brother Eddie, sister-in-law Anne, nieces and nephews and all his extended family and friends.

Are you a budding chef? Do you like to entertain people? Can you even boil an egg? If you answered yes to at least two of these questions why not get involved in Moville GAA’s latest fundraiser. Taking place in the last weekend of February you will host a meal for a few of your friends to raise money for the club, and be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize. We are now recruiting hosts. Contact any club member, email or send a message through the club’s facebook page

Aodh Ruadh

The annual juvenile hurling presentation night will take place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Wednesday the 15th January. Pride of place will go to the minors who achieved the league and championship double in 2013.s

The senior ladies panel gathered in Dicey Reilly’s last Saturday for a presentation of their runners-up county medals. Chairman Eoin O’Moore and senior managers, Teddy Kane and Terence McShea, presented the medals. Captain Niamh Gallagher presented the management team with a token of appreciation. There was no winner of the €7,100 Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 9, 13, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Jackie Gallagher, Assaroe View; Kerry Ryan, Wardtown; Gerry Carty, c/o McGinley’s; Caroline McGarrigle, Woodlands; and Jane Maguire, The Knather. Next draw is in The Lantern on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €7,200 so get out there and buy your ticket.


The annual dinner dance rounded of a wonderful year for Glenswilly GAA. Attended by 400 people,the night celebrated all that made 2013 a memorable year for our Club. The awards on the night went to a very delighted Caolan Kelly for Senior player of the year. The reserve player award was shared with the daddy of the team “Big” Gerard McGrenra and Twenty years his junior Oisin Crawford. Young player of the year went to Ryan Hunter and third team player of the year went to another rising star of the future, Padraig Boyle.

Clubman of the year went to Mr All-rounder George Simmons, the man who cooked, washed, kitted, lottoed and painted his way to this much deserved award. Well done George. Cultural award went to one of the most valuable members within the Club, Mr Dietmar Goepport. The value of this mans contribution to anything happening, especially in the Club Hall, cannot be underestimated. A fitting winner.

Michael Murphy received a special recognition award for Captaining Ireland to success in the International Rules Test against Australia.

Appreciation awards were made to Finnbar Glackin, James Pat McDaid and Jim Gallagher for their commitment and dedication to their beloved Glenswilly Club.

The Ulster Council President Mr Martin McAviney made the trip from Monaghan to award the seniors with their Championship medals and the Div.2 all county league medals. The reserve team were also presented with their reserve league medals.

County Chairman Mr Sean Dunnion was also present on the night and spoke highly of Glenswillys year.

The presences of the Dr Maguire, the Sandy Harper and the Cormac McAnallen cups made it a memorable night for photographs. The club acknowledged Joe Gibbons and his wife Suzanna on their wedding this year and not to forget the Glens adopted son Mr Eamonn Ward, who showed his romantic side by taking his beau Sinead Doherty of to Rome and proposing to her in front of the Tivoli fountain recently. Thankfully for Eamonn she said Yes.

Thanks to Mr Charlie Collins who was MC for the night and kept us all entertained with his usual craic and wit and kept the night flowing smoothly.

A meeting concerning underage development within the club will take place in the club house this coming Friday, 10th of January at 7 o’clock.

The clubs AGM will take place in the Club House this coming Saturday evening the 11th of January at 8 o’clock.

Congratulations to Gary ‘Copper’ McFadden who started and played alongside club colleague Michael Murphy, for Donegal, in the McKenna Cup game against Tyrone.

The annual general meeting will be held in the Creeslough Day Centre on Saturday 11th January, at 6pm. The dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 25th January.

The lotto sellers for 11th January are; Dunfanaghy, Ciaran Gallagher and Barry McGinley, Creeslough, Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney. The 18th January, Dunfanaghy, Manus Friel and Ronan Murphy, Creeslough, Antoin McFadden and Michael McGinley.

Patrons please note that this months 50 Club Draw will take place at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on this Sunday night the 12th Jaunary. There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 2,3,10,12,13,15. There were no match 5 winners. Twenty two people matched four and their names were drawn. The winner of the €100 was Joan Barron St. Conals Hospital. This weeks jackpot will be €4,850.

Letterkenny Gaels

The Indoor hurling will not resume for another few weeks. Check the cub website for updates. Tickets are priced at €10. For more details contact the club executive. Lotto results for week ending the 5th January 2014. The numbers drawn were 10,14,15 & 24 Match 3 winner was S McBrearty Lisnennan, Letterkenny. Next week jackpot is 1,650 Euro. Details of all activities in the Club can be reviewed in the reports and photos contained in the Dún na nGall G.A.A Yearbook 2013 and can be obtained from any Club Officer. Weekly Club updates are also available on our Club Website . Sympathy is extended to the McDonagh family Carolina Park, Letterkenny and Riverstown Sligo on their recent bereavement.


The senior board agm will take place on Sunday the 12th of January at 6 pm in the Tara Hotel. For more details on the advertising hoarding boards at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park, and supporting CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Please contact Sarah Tully 0863311733. The Kilotto had no winner this week, numbers were 2, 18, 19, 26. Next week’s jackpot is €2,350. One Match 3 Rollover winning a seven week rollover of €420 was Rosaleen McHugh, Fintra Road Killybegs. Kilotto Sellers 11th January are Dan Breslin’s team.


Torthaí an lotto don 6ú Eanair. Uimhreacha: 6,10,14,15. Ní raibh buaiteoir don póta óir, ní raibh trí uimhir ag duine ar bith ach. Rinneadh tarraingt agus ta €20 an duine bainnte ag: Barraí Ó Niall c/o Harbour, Manus Mac Phaidín Na Dúnaibh, Sean agus Ciara Clyde Dún Dobhain, Seamus Mac Phaidín Carraig Áirt, Proinsias Ó Cuileain, Dún Dobhain, Na Cailiní. Lotto, Virginia Ni Giolla Choinning, Na Dúnaibh agus Michael P Ó Gallachoir, Na Dúnaibh. Nior bhain duine ar bith an beile do bheirt. Bhain Na Cailiní Lotto an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Carmel Ní Giolla Bhríde. Beidh an chéad tarraingt eile ar an Luan seo chugainn 13ú Eanair ins an Teach Tabhairne An Gleann agus beidh €4,100 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair. Beidh an cruinniú cinn blianta dón Bord Sinsir ar siúl ins an ionad ar an Domhnach 12ú Eanair 2014 ag 6 a chlog. Beidh na paipear moltaí ins an phoist go luath chuig baill an cumann agus iarr ar gach duine iad a filleadh chuig an runaí nó leas runaí roimh an cruinniú. The minor board presentation evening takes place in The Downings Bay Hotel on Friday 10th commencing at 7pm.

Fanad Gaels

The Lotto numbers drawn were 3, 5, 6, 9, 16. Bonus 2. There was no jackpot winner the €100 went Nora Connor, Tamney and the €50 went Jaochim McAteer. Next weeks jackpot stands at €1800. A meeting will take place this Friday January 10th at 7.30pm in the Rossnakill Tourism Activity Centre in the hope of setting up a senior ladies team. The club are organizing White Collar Boxing event which will be held on Sunday, 16th March.. Any male or female over the age of 18 interested in boxing please contact Rachel McAteer on 0866605318. Anyone wishing to make nominations for the senior committee or wanting to put forward proposals can do so by emailing Fiona @ Alternatively nominations and proposals may be taken on the day.This year our AGM will take place on January 12th at 5pm in Rossnakill Tourism Centre. The Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday the 8th of February more info to come shortly. Bord na nÓg’s presentation night was held in Resource Centre, Rossnakill on Friday night past. Many thanks to our special guests who presented the awards on the night: Karen Gutherie, County Ladies Player, Charlie McAteer, Fr. Paul McGeehan, Liam Blaney, Mark Friel, Brendan McAteer, Joe Blaney, Seimí ‘Nanny’ Friel, Ronan McAteer and Jimmy Coyle. The following were presented with their awards: U13 Boys: Most Improved Player: Johnny Gallagher. Player of the Year: James Sweeney and Bernard McGettigan; U14 Boys: Most Improved Player: Fergus Friel. Player of the Year: Mark McAteer; U14 Girls: Most Improved Player: Maria Doherty. Player of the Year: Caoimhe Walshe; U15 Boys: Most Improved Player: Niall Shiels. Player of the Year: Odhrán Shiels and Eoghan Carr; U16 Boys: Most Improved Player: Michael Shiels. Player of the Year: Aidan Heraghty; U16 Girls: Most Improved Player: Roisin McElwaine. Player of the Year: Michelle Doherty; Minor Boys: Most Improved Player: Declan Coyle. Player of the Year: Conor McGonigle; Minor Girls: Most Improved Player: Tanita Dorrian. Player of the Year: Heather Dougherty; U14 Northwest Development Squad recognition: Shaun Little,John Heraghty. County representations:

2013 County Development Player: James Gallagher; 2012 County Development Players: Paul O’Connor and Niall Carr; U14 County Team Representatives:Hannah Shiels, Caoimhe Walshe, Orlaigh Carr & Rachel Sweeney; U16 County Team Representatives: Mairéad Coll & Aisling Howe. Special Recognition Award: County U16 Player of the Year: Mairéad Coll

Sean MacCumhaills

The club are delighted to announce the launch of the Kube. Contestants will pit their wits against the Kube to win a first prize of €4000. This incredible night will take place on the 1st Feb in the Villa Rose Hotel. Doors open at 7.00pm. First contestant at 8 pm. This is an event not be missed. The annual dinner dance will take place in the club on Saturday the 18th Jan. This night has been one of the highlights of the club over the last number of years. Tickets are modestly priced at €12.50. Due to the success of our 1st Couch to 5k programme we are delighted to announce that we are starting a new one on Tuesday 14th Jan . It will run every Tuesday and Thursdsay evening for ten weeks. At a small cost of €2 per session this is a brilliant way to get fit in the New Year. For more info please contact Simon on 0851503092. There were no winners of this weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 9, 11, 14 and 29. There was 1 match winner. Mary Gallagher receives €150. Next weeks jackpot is a massive €8,000.