The latest in news and notes from GAA Clubs around Donegal.
The lotto numbers for 14/01/14 for Jackpot €2250 were 8, 7, 2, 1, 4, 5, 3. Eugene and Ciara Moy matched four numbers and won €60. Next week’s jackpotis €2300.
Club Membership for 2014 is now due. Adult membership is €40 and must be paid before the 31st of March. Anyone who pays before the 1st of March will be entered into a complimentary draw. Handball will continue on Mondays for both national and secondary students. National students from 7-8 and Secondary students from 8-9.The Donegal Club Yearbook is now on sale. They are €10 each, anyone interested contact Tony Carlin on 0868759310. Any persons who will be working with children through the club this year will need to fill out a Garda vetting form. These can be obtained from Brendan Carr or Jackie O’Meara and need to be returned ASAP. Anyone who would be interested in participating in Strictly Come Dancing for the club could you please give your name to Kathleen McGlynn.
Up to 50 boys and girls attended the first Fun Fridays Gaelic on last Friday evening at Pairc Colmcille. Thanks to all the kids and parents that came down and everyone who helped out on the night. It continues this Friday (24th) from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. €2 per child and everybody is welcome. Dress for the weather and bring a drink!!
Naomh Colmcille and Fanad Gaels are holding a Fight Night fundraising event at the Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on 16 March 2014. We’re now looking for 18 male and four female fighters (15 Fights).
Training two nights a week for six weeks in Letterkenny (starting early February 2014). Please Contact Alison (087 9154559). Tickets for the event will be available in February. Regaistrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).Well done to Thomas McKinley on his appearance for Donegal in the Dr McKenna cup win against Queens.
This week’s numbers are 2, 6, 8,10, 13 and the three winners are David McClintock, Anthony McDaid and Gerard’s boys who win €25 each. This week’s jackpot €4500. 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.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 3, 11, 14 agus 20 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €3,100 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Jerry O’Donnell Carnmore Road, Danny Rodgers Meenmore, Liz Gallagher Tully, Kathleen McDyer Kerrytown agus Seamus Sweeney.
Bhain Roseanne O’Donnell as Annagry €150, agus bhain Sarah Boyle as Meenatottan, Kathleen O’Donnell as Bunaman agus Hugh Gallagher as Na Glentaí €100 ag an bhingo.Thanks to everyone for attending the strategic plan work shops, anyone wishing to participate can still do so on line by going to Dungloe’s Facebook page and clicking on the on-line link.
We are glad to announce that we have collected and delivered monies totaling €4,909.50 Euro for both the Dungloe Patient Fund and Donegal Hospice. Mark Clerkin gathering €1,569.50 Euro for the Donegal Hospice and a combined effort from our Hairy Men totaling 3,340 Euro going towards the Dungloe Patient Fund. Thanks to the Hairy men of Daniel Walsh, Dara McNiff, Conor Comack, Eamon McGee, Brendan Brennan, Kevin Bonner, Joe Boyle, John Fred Sweeney, Jamie Sweeney, Joe Sweeney, Myles Sweeney, Marty Boyle, Peter Ward, Noel McBride, Adrian Sweeney, Raymond Sweeney, Joe Neely, Tony Boyle and Mark Clerkin for all their gathering and to all the people who contributed through the month of November.
Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 19/1/2014 were 4, 5, 13 & 24. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2620. Consolation prizes went to Mairead Gallagher, St. Cummins Hill, John O’Donnell, Multins and Winston Baskin. A Club Registration Night will take place Monday 27th January for all grades of membership. The following are the prices of membership for the 2014 year. General - €30, Adult players - €50, Students - €30, Minors - €20, U8 to U16 - €15, Family - €70. The club’s next monthly is Monday 10th February at 8:30pm upstairs in the clubhouse.
Well done to the senior and under 14 Colaiste na Carraige teams on winning their county titles last week it is another another fantastic achievement and very well done to all involved.
Child Protection and Foundation courses coming up in February anyone interested contact Mark O’Donnell.
Tá sé am Scór arís, más mian leat páirt a ghlacadh, ní fhéadfar gníomhartha san áireamh amhránaíocht aonair, grúpaí bailéad, foirne tráth na gceist, uirlise, gníomhartha nuachta, aithriseoireacht, rince céilí etc Déan teagmháil aon chomhalta den Choiste. This week’s Lotto numbers were 11, 15, 17, 30 there was no Jackpot no winner, the Lotto plus numbers were: 1, 6, 13, 22 winners were €50 Caroline and Clodagh, Towney, €30 Ross Brady, Towney and €20, Neil and Katherine McGinley, Umiskin. The Jackpot next week is €3,700. If anyone is willing to help out with the club lotto for the coming year please contact Barry McShane or Martin Byrne all help greatly appreciated.
The Minor Board AGM was held in the Parish Hall last Saturday night and the following officers were elected:
chairman: Mark O’Donnell; secretary: Breege Cormack, PRO, Valerie Rowan. The Following managers were elected:
U 8s - Paddy O’Donnell and Declan Gallagher; U10s:Seamus Cunningham; U12s:Michael McShane; U 13s: TBA; 14’s: Declan McDevitt; U16s:Neilly Byrne and Patrick McShane; U18s:TBA.
Once again a massive congratulations to everybody involved with Coláiste na Carraige’s two great victories last week and ádh mhóir in Ulster. The ladies AGM took place last Saturday and the following positions were filled secretary- Seamus Kennedy. senior team managers- Kenneth Byrne and Colin McNelis. Club Membership- Registration days will be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday 25th January between 2pm and 6 pm and in the Old School Carrick on Sunday 26th January between 2 pm and 6 pm. We would appeal to as many people as possible to register on these days. Fees are Adult: €25,Family: €40, Students over 18 Years: €15. There will also be an opportunity to have a final go in the Lucky Dip Draw, that will be drawn during a club function in Meenaneary Community Centre in March. Boxing training will begin this Thursday 23rd in the Clubhouse at 8 pm..
The next senior club meeting takes place this Thursday 23rd at 9, this will be preceeded by a Minor board meeting at 8 pm, all under-age managers are asked to attend.
Lotto for 14-1-14 Phóta Óir €2900. Uinhreacha 1-5-10-28. Duaiseanna Aitheantais 5 Dhuais, €50 Cathy Doherty, Meenaneary. €30 Mary Ellis, Malinbeg. €20 Rachel Kelly, Marian Ave. €20 Brenda Carr, Meenadreen. €20 Joe Joe Boyle, Meenacross. Lotto na seachtaine seo chugainn 21-1-14 is €3000.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The club wish to pass on their condolences to Anne-Marie Roche (and family) on the death of her mother Kay Feeney.
St Brigid’s Cross Making Family Night - Friday 31st January - 7.30pm. The club is holding a charity St Brigid’s Cross Making Family Night in aid of the Across Charity which sends people with disabilities and those who are sick/terminally ill to Lourdes by Jumbulance. The night will include the making of St Brigid crosses, supper of irish stew and
soda bread and musical entertainment. £5 entry on the door for adults (children free) - to include irish stew/soda bread. Any donations for the raffle gratefully received on the night. All welcome - bring along family and friends to support this worthy cause.
The annual Dinner Dance took place in the Clubhouse on Saturday night. Again we had a large crowd attending. The Club Awards followed the food. Terry O Reilly presented the seven MacCumhaills players who played with the All Ireland Winning Nicky Rackard team. The following received awards on the night: Jamsie Donnelly, Paddy Hannigan, PJ Browne, Gary Browne, Ciaran Matthewson, Lee Henderson, Justin Mc Ghee- Nicky Rackard Awards; senior hurler of the year - Bernard McMenamin;
young hurler of the year - Dylan Laverty; senior footballer of the year- Brian Lafferty; young footballer of the year-Aaron Kelly; reserve footballer of the year - Martin Gallagher; third team footballer of the year -Daniel Gallen;
handballer of the year -Cormac Muldoon; club appreciation award.- Joe Dunnion. There was a special presentation to Eugene Gallagher. Incredibly, at the AGM Eugene was returned as club Treasurer for his 40th year.
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 7pm. First contestant at 8 pm.
There will be a 5k walk/run on Jan 26th at 1pm. All money raised will go to the Donegal to Galway cancer bus. Registration from 11.30am in the clubhouse. Refreshments will be served in the club house afterwards. Entry fee for adults is €7 and €3 for Under 16’s. Come along and support this very worthy cause. We will need some people to help steward on the day. Please contact Simon if you are available to help out with this event. There were no winners of this weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 7,11,18 and 25. There was one match 3 winner. Anne Mc Loone jr won €150. Next week’s jackpot is a massive €8,400.
The club wish to convey their heartfelt condolences to Donnie, Bernadine and Brendan McCole and the entire McCole and Gallagher families, on the death of Kara. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness felt in the area of Kara’s death. We are here to support you in the days ahead. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. There was no jackpot winner, consolation prize of €80 goes to Faye Gallagher, Donegal Town. Next week’s Jackpot is €2330. The Minor Board AGM will take place on Friday 24th January in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm. The club’s monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th January at 9pm. in the Clubhouse. The Ladies AGM will take place on Friday 31st January at 8pm. at the Clubhouse. The club is looking to restart scór for over 18s taking part in competitions, acts including solo singing, ballad groups, quiz teams, instrumental, novelty act, recitation, ceilÍ dancing and many more. Please contact Ann Marie Sherrin on 0872749158 for further details. St. Naul’s Runners/Walkers are having a great turnout. They meet every week at Frosses carpark at 9pm. on Mondays and Mountcharles Pier on Wednesdays at 9pm.
Last Wednesday night saw the return of the great Davy Fitzgerald to Aodh Ruadh as he was the special guest at the annual Juvenile Hurling presentation night. Davy again showed himself to be a really genuine character as he spent over four hours in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh where he kept the audience of over 200 entertained for the evening. He presented medals to all our underage squads, the highlight of which were the double winning minor team. Our representatives on the county minor team that won the Ulster minor shield, Tommy Gillespie, Colm Kelly, Eddie Lynch, Jamie Brennan, Eugene Drummond, Oisin Rooney, Ciaran Rami and Donal Sweeny received their medals from the Clare legend.
Individual awards were made to Adam Rami, Owen Doherty and Shane Gillespie. The trio were part of the Donegal under 12 development squad who played in Croke Park last year. Meanwhile Eugene Drummond who made the Ulster Under 16 development squad was also recognised. The ladies, as always, put on a great feast for all. Many thanks to all who baked, and yet again to Kieran Barron at Value Centre, Letterkenny and William Doogan of MCM. Ballyshannon were more than generous supplying goodies and Davy’s favourite Miwadi many thanks to the lads. Thanks to John Hughes who put together a great slide show highlighting Davy’s career and many thanks to Brian Drummond for his great photography work on the night. His work, over 150 pictures can be viewed on aodhruadh.org.
There is a meeting of under 16 footballers in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Wednesday 22nd January. Indoor training continues on Friday 24th January. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. Recreational football is back this Saturday at 7pm under the lights at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and once again the emphasis is very much on the craic. It’s excellent value at just €5 for the session. Text or call Alan on 0868052816 if you need any further information.
Congratulations and best wishes to Terence McShea who will be heading out to Abu Dhabi at the end of the month to referee the ladies championships. This Saturday Father Tierney Park will be open from 12pm to 1pm for people to bring their scrap metal for recycling to raise funds for Aodh Ruadh . If you require any information in relation to this recycling scheme please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.
The monthly club meeting will take place this Thursday, 30th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. All members of the club executive are asked to attend. This will be preceded by a Park/Development committee meeting with team managers to determine the pitch booking schedule for training in the coming year. There was no winner of the €7,300 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 8, 11, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Ronan Matthews, Erne Dale Heights; Charlie Denning, Belleek; Seamus Coughlan, Erne Dale Heights; Tara Keenaghan, Wardtown; and Felicity McCaffrey, Station Road.. Next draw is in Dorrian’s on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €7,400 so get out there and buy your ticket.
Indoor Hurling training for U6, U8, U10 and U12 resumes on 30th January from 6-7pm at Game on Sports. New members always welcome. The GAA have recently launched a national Club Draw as a fundraiser for all clubs. The draw will take place on St Patricks Day. Some excellent prizes with the 1st Prize a trip to Australia. The funds from all ticket sales will remain with the club. Tickets are priced at €10. For more details contact the club executive. Lotto results for W/ending the 19th January 2014 will be included in next weeks club notes. Details and photos of last years club activities can be reviewed in the 2013 Dún na nGall G.A.A Yearbook which can be purchased from any Club Officer. All players (adult and juvenile football) are reminded that the wearing of mouth-guards is now compulsory. Players will not be covered under the player injury scheme if they do not comply.
Club committee members will be calling to your area in the coming days as the clubs membership for 2014 is now due.Prices this year are as follows; Family membership 40 euro (includes 2 adults and all children under the age of 18 years), Adult membership, 25 euro, Student membership 20 euro (adult/3rd level) and finally minor/student membership, 10 euro (under 18 years old).All players must be fully paid up members to be covered by the clubs insurance and the players injury scheme.The final club 50 draw of the 2013 season takes place next week. The club are inviting new members to take part in this years club 50 draw with 1st draw to take place on the 24th February. Patrons interested in joining club 50 can contact any committee member or can subscribe when the membership is being collected. An added incentive is that if you become a member of club 50 you are entitled to free club membership. The draw takes place monthly with two prizes to be won. 300 euro 1st prize with the 2nd prize winner receiving 100 euro.
The clubs lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 5, 16, 26 & 27. Their was no jackpot winner on the night. 2 lucky dip winners receive 50 euro each Martin McShane Renny & Serena Bonner Ballinacarrick. Next weeks jackpot is now 8,850 euro.
Pairc Eamon O’Beirne and the practice pitch are closed until further notice. No matches, training or shooting practice is allowed as the goal mouth’s have been resowed. The old pitch is still open for training. The selling of the National GAA tickets will take place on Friday the 24th of January, people from the club will be going door to door. If you would like to assist with the selling of these tickets there will be a meeting on Wednesday 22nd of January in the clubhouse or else give your name to Sarah Tully or John Cunnigham. It would be great if the town could support this fundraiser.The ladies team will resume training on Monday the 27th of January @ 7.30pm in the vocational school astro-turf. There will be a small fee of E2 per person. Kilotto numbers this week were 10, 19, 20, 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match three prize of €60 was shared between Mairead Gallagher, Matt Erskine and Sharon Gallagher Killymard.
Any businesses interested in advertisingat the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park, for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733.
Naomh Padraig (Lifford)
Lotto Numbers drawn on Monday 20th January were as follows; 188.8.131.52. Five
people matched two numbers. They were Nicole Martin, Clonleigh Park, Mary McGhee Gortin North, M Mathewson, Ballindrait, Barry McGinty, Ballindrait and Eileen McGhee Cloughfin. They each receive €20 next week’s lotto jackpot is €3,100
The club membership is available , prices as followed Adult €30, OAP €20, U 18;s €10.
Membership forms are available from club register Orla McGhee.
The club would like to thank Lizzie’s Diner, Dunfanaghy who have kindly agreed to sponsor the Awards at the Dinner Dance on Friday night. There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 1,4,11,12,15,18; the match five winners were Ann Devine, Portnablagh and Sharon McElhinney, Kill Dunfanaghy who won 50 euro each. This weeks jackpot will be €4950.
The club dinner dance will take place on Friday 24th January in Arnold’s Hotel Dunfanaghy. Tickets €20 please contact Patricia Kelly, 0861239435, Liam McElhinney 0868611097, Nicola Ferry, on 0863084164 or Brid in Dunfanaghy post office. The names of the St. Michael’s Lotto Sellers: 25th January Dunfanaghy, Gerard Gallagher and Danny Martin Jnr. Creeslough, Antoin McFadden and Michael McGinley. Congratulations to Marie O’Reilly, who received an Ulster Schools All Star Award at the presentation ceremony in Kellys in recently.
Membership is now due for 2014. The membership rates remain the same as last year. €30adult, €15 Student & €10 Under 18. Paying your membership on time is of great importance to the club and to the member so we ask all our members to make an effort to pay early. In order to be eligible to train or play Gaelic Games with any club a player must first be registered with the GAA and this is automatically done by paying your membership. In simple terms this means if adult or juvenile players do not pay their membership, they are not eligible to train/play Gaelic games for the club. If you need any further information you can contact Registrar Margaretta (0868744405) or any committee member for details. The club is being held in Ripples on Saturday 8th February 2014 to celebrate an excellent season at all levels in the Club this past year. Tickets are going fast so please contact any committee member asap. The club are organising a White Collar event which will be held on Sunday 16th March 2014.
Torthaí an lotto don 20ú Eanair. Uimhreacha: 3-7-15-27. Ní raibh buaiteoir don póta óir, bhí trí uimhir ag seo leanas: Sharon Montgomeri, Duibhlinn Riabhach, Maire Ní Buaigh, Tullach, Cathal MacGiolla Bhríde, Na Dúnaibh, Sean Ó Buaigh, Centre agus Noreen Ní Gallachoir, Carraig Áirt agus tá €30 an duine bainnte acu. Ni raibh buaiteoir don Béile do bheirt. Bhain Patsy an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Patsy. Beidh an chéad tarraingt eile ar an Luan seo chugainn 27ú Eanair ins an Óstan Cuan Na Dúnaibh agus beidh €4,300 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair. There will be an important club minor board meeting on Thursday 23rd Jan commencing at 8pm and all committee members and underage team managers are asked to attend.
Club Membership is now due, with the cut off date being 31st March. Euro 100 for membership, plus being in the Club Lotto for 12 months. Euro 40 for adult membership; Euro 20 for junior (U-18)membership.
A meeting of the club officers will take place to appoint a development officer, to
bring the club forward with a long term plan in place for the future. The website is to be updated by Vincent Cranley, and Brendan O Donnell, any information to be forwarded to the two lads. Helen Flannery is the merchandising officer, and all orders for club gear will have to go through Helen. The 200 club draw is on Tuesday 28th January and all monies due are to be forwarded to Peter Mc Kelvey. The Ladies AGM was held on 8th December and the following officers were elected; chairman; Hughie Molloy,- secretary – Arlene Gallagher, - treasurer – Rosaleen Doherty,- regristar – Fiona Molloy,- and PRO – Denise Molloy.U-16 manager – Seamus Campbell, - U-18 and senior – Hughie Molloy, U12 -13-14, Sean Connaughton,Shauna Molloy has been appointed county treasurer, and Christopher Molloy, is the county minor manager.
The ladies presentation night is on Friday 24th January in the Highlands Hotel, at 8pm.The club are starting a “Community Getting Active” walk, starting on 3rd Feb @7pm from the Community Centre, at 5 Euros per night, high viz jackets required, and all ages welcome, more details to follow next week.
The lotto results for 7th January - 50 Euro winners, Dim Melly, Rooskey, Leitir, and Kevin Keeney, Tullyhoniver. 14th Jan – 50 Euro winners, Shaun and Sharon Maloney, Meenahalla, and Elsie Greene, Buncrobog. The main pitch is now closed for repair until further notice.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The two lucky dip winners were, Gary McGinty, Tawnawilly and Conor Reid, Rossylongan, both will receive €50 each. The numbers drawn this week were 3, 9, 15 and 16. Next week’s jackpot stands at €500. The club would like to offer condolences to Mrs Joan Muldoon and family, Doonan, Donegal Town on the death of her brother Brian Cotter. Brian was a noted inter county footballer for both Leitrim and Donegal, having played for Donegal in both junior and senior levels in the 1950’s. Ar dheis se go raibh anam. The Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation of the Club Awards for 2013 will take place at 8 pm on Saturday 22nd February 2014 in Dom’s Pier 1. This is a great night out and tickets only cost €20 each. Tickets are available from Maeve Espey 086 8730610, Paul Timoney 087 2791305, Eamonn Gorrell 087 6740053.Club Membership is now due @ €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age and should be paid to Michael Martin Registrar (087) 6198905 as soon as possible or Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 ,for 2014 season. Please support your club, by recycling all types of clothing, sheets, blankets, and shoes. (No duvet or pillows) at our clothing bank outside Tirchonaill Park entrance car park.
Ard an Ratha
There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were 10, 14, 24 and 27.
Nearst were Brian McHugh, Carrickacleava and Ryan Given, Hill Head. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €2,800.It is mandatory to use a mouth guard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1, 2014 for all age grades. Players will not be allowed to field without mouth guards so it is essential that all ensure they make themselves compliant with this rule at their earliest convenience. Membership is now due for the coming year. Players must ensure that they are paid up members before training begins. Also for anyone wishing to become a member for the coming year. Membership can be had from Siobhan Breslin 087 6680261 or in Divers Newagents. Membership/Registration night will take place on Saturday 1st Centre from 8.pm. Child (Under-18) €10. Adult €25 Family €50.
Congratulations to Pauric (Porkie) McGettigan, c/o Dustys Bar, on winning the Club Lotto Jackpot of €1,920 on Saturday night. Winning numbers were 1-7-11-12. Jackpot next week is €400. The clubs Scor na nOg instrumental group,which is made up of Eoin and Liam Orr, Kevin Egan and Kyle Macaulay, had a successful audition just before Christmas in the Dun Uladh Centre in Omagh and are now preparing for a trip to Dublin, on January 30th, to the RTE studios in Donnybrook to record for the live show recording of TG4’s ‘Scor Encore’.
The show is called Scor Encore and is a competition for various talents and will begin on TG4 on Feb 9th. We can have up to 15 people in the audience so if anyone would like to go, just contact Brendan Ward or any of the club executive. The lads are going well in practice so we wish them all the best in the competition. Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:family - €50; senior - €20; U-18 - €10 Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto database. For €17 a month you will receive;full family membership; entered into every weekly Lotto draw; automatically in a Christmas hamper Draw (For subscribers only); 11 free weeks entry into the lotto. For more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114