The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.
Match “N” Win numbers drawn were 1, 16, 19 & 24. The jackpot was not won, the €15 winners were Elaine Coyle, Illies. Sally Devlin, Tullagh, Jim and Kevin Kelly, Dunaff, Rose and Mary C/o Bingo, Kevin Harkin, Glasmullan. The jackpot next week is €620. It is that time of year to buy your duck for the St. Stephen’s Day Duck Race. At recession busting price of only €5 there is sure to be a big field once again for what is one of the most contested races of the year.
Prizes for the first three ducks home, last duck home and the best dressed duck. Ducks can be purchased from Alan Friel on 0879029672 or Adrian Doherty on 0879810304. Tickets are now on sale for our annual dinner dance in the Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel on Friday 10th January 2014. The Development Draw will also take place on the night. Tickets are €20 and can be purchased from any club member. The New Club House is looking superb as you will agree, when fully complete it will be a huge asset to our Parish for generations to come. We are in the final run in on our Fund Raising draw (5 weeks to go at until annual presentation dance, Friday 10th January 2014) and our Buy a Block initiative.
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. Tickets are now on sale at €5 a ticket or 3 tickets for €10 great for the club development draw contact any club member.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
A big thanks to Eileen, Martha, Lisa and all the ladies who organised a very successful Childrens Christmas Party, on Sunday. TCG Club Photographer, Brendan ‘Tiny’ Vaughan has put together a 2014 calendar in aid of the Donegal Hospice which is based in Letterkenny. The calendar has been sponsored by no less than 26 London based Donegal connected businesses. Calendars are available at the Clubhouse priced £10 with all monies going to the Hospice.
The Youth Board would like to wish all our players, coaches, managers and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The Lotto numbers for 10/12/13 for a Jackpot €2000 of 1, 5, 3, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. The jackpot was not won next week’s jackpot is €2050.
A final reminder, anyone with horses sold for the Night at the Races on the 22nd of December should return the slips and money to Ciaran Moy as soon as possible. The annual Dinner Dance will take place on Sunday the 29th of December. Tickets will be €30 and it will kick off in the Villa Rose at 7:30pm. Entertainment on the night will be provided by White Lightning. A big Congratulations to Glenfin men Ronan Gallagher and Martin O’ Donnell, who were members of the Ballyhaise team that won the Agricultural Colleges’ All-Ireland on Tuesday.
Naomh Colmcille and Fanad Gaels are holding a Fight Night fundraising event at the Silver Tassie,
on 16 March 2014. We’re now looking for 18 male and four female fighters. 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. This week’s and last week’s numbers and winners will be included in next week’s notes. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.
The Royal Flush draw results for the weekend of 15/12/2013 were 7, 14, 19 & 21. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2460. Consolation prizes went to John McMenamin, Hayley Rodger & Shelly McCallig. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €2500 and it will be held in McIntyre’s Bar.
The annual St. Stephen’s Day Sponsored swim will go ahead this year at 1pm on December 26th. A number of adult player are taking part and sponsorship cards are in circulation. Positions are vacant in our finance committee which was set up a few years ago, anyone interested please get in contact with a executive member or attend our next monthly meeting.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 6, 15, 16 agus 20 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,600 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Mark Sweeney, Cronashallog, Laura Houston, Tubberkeen, John McLoone, Glenties, Ann Glackin, Saltpans, agus Patrick Boyle, Bayview Bar. Bhain Mairead Bonner as Ard Crone €150, agus bhain Breege O’Donnell as Kerrytown, Mary Gallagher as Meenbanad, Mary Kennedy as Na Glentai agus Roseanne O’Donnell as Annagry €100 ag an bhingo.
The Minor board presentation night will be held on the 27th Parochial hall. Please keep this date in mind as we acknowledge the great efforts of all our young boys and girls.
Chloch Cheann Fhaola
Beidh Dinnéar Bhliantúil ar súil ar an 28ú Nolalig í Óstán Loch Altan ar a 8in. Tá na ticeadí le faíl in Óstan Loch Altan agus ó Seamus O’hEarcain, Marie Nic Laffertaigh, Seamus Ó Domhnaill agus Paddy Mac Laffertaigh ar praghas €25. Beidh aíonna speisialta í láthair ar an oíche. Tá an leabhair Bhliantúil le faíl anois ó ball den chlub ar praghas €10. Congratulations to club captain and Jigs & Reels specialist Kevin Mulhern Mulhern and Nicole Gallagher on the birth of their baby boy, Michael Hugh. The minor board presentation took place on Sunday and all teams were presented with new Training Tops, there was over 100 kids present and it was an enjoyable occasion for all. A special presentation was made to Lee O’Brien who represented the minor county team as well as winning two Ulster Vocational Schools titles with the Donegal Vocational Schools team. Eamonn McHugh also received a special award on the night for his exploits with the winning Buncrana Cup team representing Donegal. The ever impressive Roísin Curran was also awarded for her great achievements representing the County at Minor level winning the ulster Title and indeed captaining the team to success. Fr Séan O’ Gallachoir was féar an Tí.
The Minor Board AGM took place last weekend with the outgoing committee being returned Denis Doohan, Chairman, Kevin Scanlon, vice-chairman, Joseph Casey, secretary, Stephen Doohan, ass secretary and Denis Doohan (Dandy) as registrar. the following were selected as team managers: U6s & 8s John Joe Mc Geever, U10s Stephen Doohan, U12s Joanne Terry, U14s Michael Mc Causland, U16s Denis Doohan and Minors Martin Duggan. The new State of the art gym opening to the Public on the 6th of January for further details check the Facebook page.
The club would like to extend our best wishes to all our members and members of the wider community over the Christmas and New Year period.
There was no jackpot winner this week drawn on the 9th of December; the numbers were 4, 16, 20 and 24. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Danny and Oonagh McDermott. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,500. 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. County Board levies must be paid before end of January so important that all memberships are paid before that time.
We would like to extend our congratulations to Tony McClenaghan and Ciaran Diver who were selected on the Donegal minor panel that will contest the Ulster championship in 2014. Congratulations to Con O’Donnell on being re-elected to the County Board Executive as Oifig na Gaeilge and to Michael McMenamin, from out neighbouring club, on his re-election as county development officer.
Congratulations to our treasurer Cieran Kelly on being elected as treasurer of CLG Dun Nan nGall.
There is only a week left until the annual 5k event. It will take place on St. Stephen’s Day with registration at the club house from 11 am and the race kicking off at 12pm from the car park. Entry fee is €10 per Adult, €20 per family. Everyone will get there individual times afterwards also. The clubs annual dinner dance will take place on Monday 30th of December to help keep you all very sociable over the Christmas so please keep this date in your diary.Flip side are the band on the night followed by a Disco. Tickets are selling fast so get yours today for €30 from the local Londis & Texaco and also from club executives Cieran, Joe and John.
The club would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Peaceful New Year.
Hurling kicks off the Festive Season this Thursday as the juvenile hurlers host their annual table quiz in Owen Roes starting at 9.45pm. Karl Duggan is the quiz master. Aodh Ruadh was well represented at the Donegal Ladies board presentation in the Clanree Hotel. Maeve Liston at minor, Orla Gillespie, Roise Keon and Megan McGee at U-16 and Briana Maher and Mary Flora Scott at U-14 all were the club representatives at the function. Maeve picked up her Ulster medal on the night along with her joint Player of the Year Award. Meanwhile, Roise, under 16 captain, was awarded Player of the Year and Mary Flora was nominated Player’s Player of the Year U-14B. The agm of the Club’s Park Development Committee was held on Sunday December 9th in association with the club agm. The out-going Officers were returned unanimously - chairman Tom Daly, secretary: Conal Gallagher, treasurer: David McLoone; assistant secretary and fixtures booking: Peter Conlon; bingo treasurer: Cathal Gallagher.
A PowerPoint presentation was provided charting major progress in developing facilities in 2013 and the challenges ahead in 2014, particularly the upgrading of facilities at the Fr Tierney Park. Achievements included the full floodlighting of the training field at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. This €40,000 project was completed early in the year and has been a major boost to the games activity of the club. Progress was made in constructing a 640 metre fitness trail at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh which will be completed in the early part of 2014. 29 people from the general area were employed on community employment schemes and FÁS schemes, distributing in excess of half a million euro to the local economy and supporting work in other community organisations as well as Aodh Ruadh.
The 2014 priorities adopted included completion of the fitness trail and construction of a green gymnasium, limited toilet facilities, and a hurling/rebound wall. The agm also adopted the extensive works programme outlined for the FrTierney Park. The works priorities at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh which have been pressed for by club sub-committees are totally dependent on the success of the planned fight night in February. Arrangements will also be discussed for the upcoming home Donegal games in the National Football League and National Hurling League and for the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1954 official opening of Fr Tierney Park.
The second annual kickabout for Colman takes place on Friday, 27th December. Sean Perry and guest stars will be calling the action as assorted Aodh Ruadh teams take on the Rest of the World (ROW). All proceeds from the day’s activities will be divided among the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Rock Hospital and Sheil Hospital Comfort Funds and The RNLI. The running order is as follows: Under 16 girls and boys @ 1.30pm, Hurlers v ROW @ 2.00pm, Ladies v ROW @ 2.30pm, Footballers v ROW @ 3.00pm. The winners of the final game will be presented with the beautiful Colman Kerr Memorial Trophy, which was inaugurated last year thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Kerr family. The best excuse to get out of the house over Christmas is back. Aodh Ruadh are once again running their Big Bad Interactive YouTube Pub Quiz in Dicey Reilly’s on Friday 27th December. Using the big screens in Dicey’s there will be live action rounds on a comedy, advertising, music, what happens next and a Vines observation round.
We are continuing to collect scrap metal for recycling in 2014, our recycling efforts help improve the environment and raise much needed funds for Aodh Ruadh. We hope that the local community will support our efforts with this recycling campaign, for any information contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.
There was no winner of the €6,800 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6, 9, 10 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Margaret Gahan, Tir Chonaill Street; Mary Granaghan, Erne Dale Heights; Marian Wymbs, The Abbey; Jim Kane, Cluain Barron; and Tommy Gillespie, Wardtown. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €6,900 so get out there and buy your ticket.
The club’s annual general meeting will be held in the Creeslough Day Centre on Saturday 11th January at 6pm.
There was no Jackpot winner in the club’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The numbers drawn were 184.108.40.206,15,17; the match 5 winner were Donna Gallagher Main Street Dunfanaghy, Paul McGarvey Ards Creeslough, Paul Corcoran Derryreel, Susan Stewart Hillcrest Portnablagh and Paddy Coyle Ardsbeg Gortahork who won €20 each; This weeks jackpot will be €4700.
The club have lines for sale in local outlets for a Christmas Hamper. The price is €2 per line and the hamper is on display in the Dunfanaghy Post Office. The draw will take place at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on this Sunday night the 22nd December. There is a key for the Clubhouse in the Dunfanaghy Post Office during weekdays if required but anyone borrowing it must return the key to the Post Office. The names of the St. Michael’s Lotto Sellers: Dunfanaghy 21st December Nicola Ferry and Andrea Boyce, Creeslough Suzi Roarty and Ann Marie Kelly. 28th December Dunfanaghy Bridget Sweeney and Andy Hanlon, Creeslough Ollie Rodden and Don Langan.
Anyone who cannot do this important weekly task for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night. A duck race to raise funds for the minor board will be taking place Saturday 28 December at the clubhouse at 3pm. Sponsorship Sheets will be issued shortly to each family. Congratulations to Marie O’Reilly who was awarded the U-16 Players’ Player of the Year in Clanree on Friday night last at the Donegal Ladies Minor Board presentations were made to our county players.
Na Cealla Beaga
The senior board presentation night is on Saturday December 28th in the Clock Tower, Music on the night is by The Bigs Jigs, followed by a disco, Presentations to the 25 year Jubilee teams of 1988 the senior and junior B championship winners. Ticket price is €20, tickets will be available shortly and can be ordered from the club treasurer Sarah Tully or Secretary Ed Byrne. The first southern regional board year book are now ready & Carmel Gamble will be receiving them this week. Priced at €7.50, please contact Carmel. 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 4, 10, 21, 28. Next week’s jackpot is €2,200. Sellers 21st December Aislin Murrin’s team, 23rd December Gary Conaghan’s team, 4th January Gracie O’Hara’s team.
The Senior Board agm will take place on Friday 27th December at Dom’s Pier 1 at 8pm. There was no jackpot winner this week. The two weekly winners were Siobhan Logue, Letterkenny and Enda Nolan, Rossylongan. Both will recieve E50 each. The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 8 and 17. The jackpot now stands at E3100. Congratulations to Sean Dunnion on his selection to continue as Chairman of the Donegal County Board for the second year.The Christmas draw took place on Monday 16th December. Four prizes were won. First prize was E200 Supervalu voucher. This was won by Thomas McNulty, Barnesmore. Second prize was E50 of oil which was won by Damien Timoney, Castle Street. Third prize was E100 Supervalu voucher which was won by Seami Campbell, Killymard. Fourth prize was a Donegal Jersey, this was won by Pat Ward, Orbeg, C/O Mullen’s Shop. The club’s 5K WALK/ RUN will take place this year again on St. Stephen’s Day, December 26th . Registration is €5 per adult. Register at 11.30am in Solis Car Park at tent. Event starts at 12pm . Children can come along for free. This is a lovely community day out in the beautiful Lough Eske. All funds raised go to supporting the development of senior and senior reserves teams.
Winners in our Christmas hamper raffle last weekend were, 1st Prize: John Boyle, Creggan, Derry. 2nd Prize: Ann Patterson, Bridge End, Ramelton . 3rd Prize: Marie Murray, Newmills. The club’s annual presentation dance will take place on Saturday night the 28th December in Arena 7. Bookings are now been taken by the club officers. Lotto results for week ending the 8thrd December Numbers were 4,5,6,22. Match 3 winner was Jerry Friel Orchard Crescent. Next week jackpot is 1,550 euro.
The 2013 dinner and presentation night is on Friday 27th December in the Blue Haven music and disco by Billy Furey. Tickets at €25 are available from John Curran or Fiona Mc Ginley. The club is publishing a yearbook for the first time in 13 years there is a limited amount of copies being printed. Anyone interested in buying one contact club PRO Michael McShane 0876781789 or 9738386. The book will be on sale next week only €10. The 2013 CLG Chill Chartha Minor Board function takes place in the Blue Haven on Sunday December 29th at 5pm. Well done to Coláiste na Carraige Under 14s on reaching the county final after overcoming St Columba’s 3-7 to 0-06 earlier this week, final to be played on Thursday at 11.30 in Convoy, good luck boys.
Congratulations to Sean McGinley on being re-elected as Assistance Secretary of the County Board.
The week eight draw results in 10 week draw were as follows: €1,000, Bernard Shovlin, Killybegs, €500, Hugh O’Gara, Muckross, €300, Bella Cunningham, Drimreagh, €200, John and Helen Gallagher, Meenacharvey, Margaret Murrin, Keenaghan and John Mc Nulty Kilcar.
The lotto numbers drawn were 4, 6, 13, 15 the lotto plus numbers were 1, 9, 14, 18. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to €50, David Byrne, Main Street, €30, Cian Gallagher, Malinmore and Eileen Curran, Bogagh. Jackpot next week’s is €3,200.
This week with our congratulations go to our past chairperson, Denis Ellis, on his election as vice-chairperson at last Sunday’s county convention. The reconvened Club AGM takes place this Sunday, December 22nd meeting will recommence with the election of officers, and all club members are urged to attend. The club dinner dance on Friday evening was a very enjoyable event, and thank you to all who attended. Well done to Éilis Mc Ginley, who was awarded Ladies Player of the Year, Conor Kennedy who received Reserve Player of the Year, and Pauric Ward, who was awarded the Senior Player of the Year. Congratulations to Séamus Kennedy, who was awarded Clubperson of the Year. In school’s football, well done to the Coláiste na Carraige under 14s, who overcame St Columba’s Stranorlar on a 3-7 to 0-6 scoreline on Thursday last, to ensure their progression to the county final. At the time of going to press the county final was set for this Thursday at 11.30am. Carndonagh provide the opposition, and the game was scheduled to take place in Convoy. Ádh mór ar na lads ar fad.
Well done also to the Coláiste na Carraige senior girls basketball team, who won the regional final on Friday afternoon last. Well done to Kevin McNern and Mark Cannon, both involved with the Ballyhaise Agricultural College football team who won the All Ireland Agricultural Colleges final last week. There was one very lucky winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €7,200. The winning numbers were 1. 3. 7. 20. and well done to Owen Carr from Glencolmcille. Next week’s jackpot starts back at €2,500.
Sincere sympathy is extended to Frank, and Teresa Mc Donnell and family, Glen Road, Glenties, on the sad passing of their young son,Shane. The family have a long associatioin with the club, and daughter Aoife, captained the Donegal ladies county team, for the last few years. Shane was a quiet young man, who was going well working on a local Fas scheme, and the community was saddened and shocked,to hear of his sad passing.
Things are quiet on the football scene at the moment with very little happening, but the new year will change all that when things get into full swing again. There was no winner in the club Lotto, 50 euros was won by Liz Buckley, Fintown, and Mary Ward, Glassagh, Cloghan.