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The latest in news and notes from your local GAA Club in Donegal.

The latest in news and notes from your local GAA Club in Donegal.

Urris

The clubhouse will be open on Saturday March 15th from 10am to 1pm for payment of club Membership which is now due for 2014.Fees are as follows adult - €25, students (3rd level & in full time education with student ID card) -€15, underage - €3.

The club is hoping to run a bus to this final between Colaisti Inis Eoghain (as two players from the club Gary Doherty and Kevin Mc Laughlin are playing St Eunan’s College in Armagh. If you want to book a seat or for further information please contact John Farren on 0860563003 as soon as possible. The club wishes good luck to Gary and Kevin and all involved with Colaisti Inis Eoghain.

Match “N” Win March 6th, there was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 4 ,5, 23 and 24. The €15 winners were Rose Mc Gonigle, Ballyliffin, Mary McEleney, Ballintrieve, Drumfries, Colin Davis, Square Bar, Clonmany, Cian Mc Eleney, Ballintrieve, Drumfries, Roisin Harkin, c/o bingo. Jackpot next week €1,100.

Well done to our Ceoil Urlise Group (instrumental group) of Shaun Mc Daid, Eamon Mc Gonagle and Ryan Ivers who represented the Club in the Ulster semi final of Scor sinsir in Glenullin, Derry last Saturday night. Great achievement for the lads reaching this stage in Ulster.

Tir Chonaill Gaels

The club held a hugely successful fundraising Race Night in the Broadwalk Bar, Pinner Road, North Harrow last Saturday night.

Thanks to all of our members who sold race cards and supported the night, also to Stocker and Maurice on running the tote and to Ciaran Towney and the staff at the Broadwalk bar for their hospitality.

The senior team play this Saturday 15th March against Kingdom Kerry Gaels in round one of the Tipperary Cup, at Greenford with a 3pm throw-in.

Can anyone who has not paid their membership yet please do it this week please. Please contact Stephen Mc Loughlin 07788723922 or Michael Mullan 07531680619 to pay your membership.

Not many people on this column will get praise, especially not two weeks on the trot, but we will have to give exception to club president Paddy Burke on this occasion.

Paddy as we mentioned last week is celebrating forty five years at the club, and for his outstanding contribution to our club and London GAA in general, he is about to get rewarded.

This Friday, Paddy travels to Croke Park to receive the Presidents Award from Uachtaran Liam O’Neill for services to GAA.

Also making the headlines is our Vice President Niall Erskine who now resides in Killybegs but recently was elected onto Coiste Bainisti, the management committee at Croke Park. Niall was involved with the club from the late 80s up to 2009 were he held numerous positions on the board. He also spent three years as London county secretary before returning home to take up a position on his local club’s committee Killybegs.

The club would like to pass our condolences to the families of two former members who passed away recently..

John Terrence McIntyre (Glenties) was a founder member of the club and also served as chairman, also Francie Carroll (Gweedore) a former championship winning player, our thoughts and prayers are wit h their families.The club bids farewell to two of our members who have decided to call it a day here and return home to Donegal.

Adrian “Juicy” Byrne who has been here for 17 years and spent many of them as clubhouse manager returns to Carrick/Glencolmkille, while Benny Quinn joined the club in 2009 and won various medals at senior and reserve. Benny is returning to Mountcharles.

The ladies are back training at Greenford for the upcoming season. All New Members are very welcome to join, for more details contact Fiona Campbell on 07795211059 or email tcg_ladies@hotmail.co.uk

Lotto results for 06/03/2014 for Jackpot of £1,550. The numbers drawn 1-2-9-12. There was no jackpot winner. The £25 lucky dip winners were Ray Kelly, c/o Silwood Sidings, Bernie Green, c/o Conningham Arms, Maurice Carr, c/o TCG, Paddy Callaghan, online.

This week’s jackpot will be £1,600 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 13th March.

The Youth Officers for the coming year are: President: Tom O’Connor ;chairman: Michael Cunningham; vice - chairman: Joel McInern; secretary: Judy Butler;assistant secretary: Lisa Redmond / Jim Rice;treasurer: Vincent Healy, assistant treasurer: Breda McGarvey / Mary Lynch; PRO: Maureen Vaughan; assistant PRO: Anna O’Toole / Declan Flanagan; youth development officers: Jim Rice / Vince McCarthy / Mark Allen; registration officers: Jim Rice / Hugo Sweeny / Anna O’Toole; county board delegates: all managers; children’s officers: Patricia Geraghty / Philip Butler / Mary Lynch; social co-ordinator: Esther Noone.

Naomh Colmcille

There is now less than a week to go to Fight Night 2014. The fundraising event with Fanad Gaels takes place at The Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on 16 March. The Naomh Colmcille boxers are Alice Diver, Anthony Grant, Emma Duffy, Gerard McDaid, Johnny McGinty, Mark Dowds, Mark Ferry, Mark Hamill, Murray O’Donnell, Paddy McGuigan, Rachel Friel, Ronan Mc Kinley, Seamus McLaughlin, Shane Mc Ateer, Shauna Hamill and Sheila Gallagher. Tickets (€20 each) for the event are available now from any boxer or committee member.

The Club are now taking Registrations for adults, family, senior and underage players. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087-6393503).The minors match against Glenswilly was called off. The u14s opened their league campaign with a great victory against MacCumhaills B in Convoy on Saturday evening. The teams exchanged early points but then the boys built up a lead of 1-6 to 0-3 at half time. They extended the lead in the second half and ended up winning on a 5-6 to 0-4 scoreline. The team was Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick (c), Mark Friel, Oran Downey, CJ Gibson, Sean Marsh, PJ McBrearty, Keenan Diver, Caoimhin Marsh, Ronan McKinley, Bradley Doherty, Jordan Gallagher, Mark McDaid and Ryan Higgins. Subs Shane Monaghan, Ryan O’Donnell and Brendan Barr. Thanks to MacCumhaills for their efforts in getting a venue and suitable time for the game. Next match is scheduled at home against Glenswilly next Sunday (16th) – see Facebook and website for updates during the week.

The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Barr family on their recent bereavement. This week’s numbers are 8, 20, 17, 24, 23 and the three winners are Tommy Harkin, Monica McDaid and Catherine Clarke who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €4850.

Sean MacCumhaill’s

Membership fees are now due. If you have not paid your membership by 31st March it will affect your voting rights at the agm and will affect your ticket allocation. You can download the forms from our website, just click on downloads and print off the applicable form or you can get them from club registrar Stephen Lynch on 0874147764 or any committee member or team coach.

The seniors will travel to the Cross on Sunday to take part in the George Callaghan Memorial Tournament. The lads will be looking to retain the cup which they won last year. Throw in is 12 pm.

The U-14A had a comprehensive win over St Eunans B’s in O Donnell Park on Sunday. It was a good display in their opening game.

The U-14 B team were narrowly defeated by Newton on Saturday afternoon.

The U-18s well beaten by St Eunans on Sunday morning. The lads are still looking for their first win of the league, having drawn last week.

Thanks to all the people who helped out in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday. Many thanks to all the stewards, shop sellers, sandwich makers,programme sellers and ticket sellers. You did the club yet again.There were no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 3,4,24 and 29. There were no match 3 winners.

Three names pulled out were Seamus Faulkner, Brid Mc Ginty and Gabriel Doherty. They receive €30 each Eugene Gallagher’s team selling this week. Next week’s Jackpot is €9,100.

Cill Chartha

The seniors played their first match of the season against Dungloe last Friday in Ardara, in the Joe Larry Tournament. They lost 2-11 to 1-10. They now face Glenfin away in the County Gaeltacht next Saturday and are away to Malin in the opening game of the league the following Sunday March 23rd.

Good luck to Collaiste na Carriage in the Markey Cup final on Thursday where they meet Virginia in Enniskillen.

The minors are away to Four Masters next Saturday while the under 14s are away to Naomh Brid on Friday. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 15, 26, 28 and 29. The €50 winner were B and B Kennedy, Meenenary. Darragh and Cliocdhna Byrne, Roxboro won 30 while Teresa Gallagher, Cashlings won €20. Lotto Plus numbers 9, 16, 17 and 30 there was no winner the Jackpot next week is €4,400.

Glenfin

The Lotto numbers drawn for the 04/03/14 for Jackpot of €2600 were 8, 3, 7, 6, 2, 5, 4, 1. There was no winner. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2650.

Good luck to club members Gemma Bradley/Ridhcheall Doherty representing Donegal in the Ulster final of the U13 Doubles. They play Tyrone in Kingscourt on Sunday 9th March.

The Handball league for 5th and 6th class boys continues every Tuesday from 3.00 - 4.00.

Training continues for National Schools every Monday from 6.30 -8.00 and for Secondary Schools on Tuedays from 4.00 - 5.15 pm.

Letterkenny Gaels

Well done and good luck to Sean Mc Donagh, Paddy Doherty and Cormac Cannon on reaching the MacLarnon Cup final with St Eunans College. They will play Colaisti Inish Eoghain on St. Patrick’s Day.

Our Minors kept their 100% record at home to Buncrana on Sunday last. Despite 2 first half goals from the Inishowen men the Gaels rallied in the second period and ran out convincing winners. Final score 3.12-2.02. See club FB for full report.

The U14s shared the spoils away to Buncrana on Monday evening in a high scoring match . Buncrana 5.6, Gaels 4.9.

Some of our young Hurlers took part in an Ulster blitz in Magherfelt. The team from Gaelscoil Adhmháin was made up of 3rd-6th class children from Gaeil Leitir Ceanain and Naomh Adhmhain. Thanks to the parents who helped out on the day and Muinteoir Maire O Baoill, Tomas O Muireadhaigh & Eunan ODomhnaill for organising the team

U14 Training continues at Game on Sports on Mondays from 6-7pm & Fridays 8-9pm. New players welcome.

The GAA National draw is due to be held on St. Patricks Day. Good luck to all who have tickets for this and thanks to all who sold and bought tickets.

All managers are reminded that the pitch is only open for competitive games until further notice.

Club gear can be purchased from Donegal Sports (Hats, Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training tops, etc.)

Club members are being encouraged to purchase tickets for the Allianz leagues in advance and avail of a saving of €5. Tickets can be purchased at selected Super Value/Centra stores or at gaa.ie, or via tickets.ie

U6 Football is on Friday evenings from 6-6.45pm at the Woodlands school. New players welcome.

U8 Football will resume in mid - March at Páirc na nGael.

Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening - 1st, 2nd & 3rd class-Woodlands School 6-6.45pm. 4th & 5th class - Game on Sports 7-8pm. 6th class & Secondary school-Game on Sports 7.30 - 8.30 pm. It is great to see so many new players enjoying Camogie. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.

Hurling training for U6, U8, U10 and U12 continues every Thursday evening from 6-7pm at Game on Sports. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training. Lotto numbers for week ending the 9th March were 10,13,19 & 24. Match 3 winner was Damion O Donnell, Milford This week’s jackpot is €2100

For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael

Four Masters

It must be in by 31st March. Cost is only €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. It should be paid to Michael Martin, Registrar (087) 6198905 as soon as possible or Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 for 2014 season.

On Saturday evening 8th March Naomh Conaill had to move their home game with Four Masters to Pairc Acla in Fintown. In an excellent contest the Glenties men eventually wore down their opponents to record a home victory. In section one Ardara came back from the brink of defeat to record an away win against Four Masters. The Donegal Town men were leading by four points with eight minutes to go but the visitors rallied and finished the game very strongly to put two points on the table. There was no jackpot winner this week. The luckydip winners were Sean McAnaw, Barnesmore and Bobby Willis, Haldemense. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 13 and 16. Next weeks jackpot is €1200.

Aodh Ruadh

Club membership for 2014 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. We will be having a number of open registration sessions throughout March to facilitate members. The first session takes place this Thursday, 13th March from 8pm to 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Membership can also be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon’s Corner. We will once again have our hoodie samples at the registration session this Thursday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh from 8pm to 9pm and taking orders at this session. The seniors had a run out against Erne Gaels on Saturday afternoon. A decent showing against a strong Belleek outfit once we found our feet in the second half.

The minors became the first Aodh Ruadh side to kick ball in anger in season 2014 last Sunday when they travelled to Dungloe to take on the Dungloe / Na Rossa combination. Niall Harley was carrying a knock coming into the game, so in his absence Oisín Roper partnered Oisín Rooney lár n páirce. The pair gave Ballyshannon a great platform as they dominated the first half to go in leading on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-1. Aodh Ruadh continued where they left off in the second, hitting the first two points of the half. However, the Rosses men weren’t going to go without their spell of domination in the game and duly clawed their way back into the tie. However when Oisín Roper drove home the goal to put the Ernesiders four points ahead with time running out it looked like the points would be coming back to Ballyshannon. Dungloe / Na Rossa kept the pressure up though and hit a point and then a goal with pretty much the last kick of the game to earn a share of the spoils, the match finishing 1-8 apiece. Oisín Roper had an excellent game, aside from his scoring exploits, as did his partner Oisín Rooney. Philip Patton’s eye was in and the Rosses outfit struggled to keep tabs on him. The back six were outstanding and the half back line of Calum O’Halloran, Colm Kelly and Jack Darbon and the full back line of Jack Darbon, Eugene Drummond and Daniel Warnock, all deserve special mention. Aodh Ruadh will be on the road once again for their next game, this time just as far as Gaelic Park where they’ll be taking on Bundoran on Sunday, 23rd March. Throw-in should be 12 noon. Well done to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly who featured in convincing wins over last year’s Ulster minor champions at the weekend, Monaghan. Harley was in his usual midfield berth as Donegal swept past the Oriel outfit on a score line of 3-10 to 0-7, while Kelly featured at centre half back on the provisional squad which won 4-12 to 1-4.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 11th March 2014

Lotto

The numbers this week were, 7-9-29-30. No jackpot winner, and 50 Euros each went to Ann Mc Dyre, Maas, and Rose Molloy, Mill Road. Next weeks jackpot is 6,300.00 Euros, so get your tickts now, it’s a nice prize.

Club Membership

The club are holding a registration/Membership day in the clubhouse this Saturday 15th March between 11-12 am. It is important to renew your membership, so everyone that can should attend and get it sorted for the coming year.

Casino Night

The Casino night in the Highlands Hotel, was a very enjoyable occasion, and everyone in attendance had a great nights craic. Sean Mc Loone was the lucky winner of the 43” Television, and Grainne Boyle walked away with four spot prizes, so get your Lotto tickets Grainne, you are on a roll. The lovely Coleen Mc Dyre, was voted the best dressed lady, and well deserved, Coleen.

Thanks to Martin Doherty, and all his committee for the great work carried out in getting the Casino night sorted, many hours were spent preparing the Hotel, and you would think you were in Las Vegas, without the weather.

The first days of sunshine have appeared, and the club football will soon be in full flow, so the best of luck to all our teams for the coming season.

Best of luck to Jim, and the Donegal squad as they head to play Down in Newry this Sunday, a win here will put them in a great position for promotion back to Division 1.

Big Charlie, and Big Joe, were looking a bit under the weather in Mc Cool Park on Sunday last, I wonder why?

The eighth annual Hurl-a-thon takes place on Saturday 5th April from 10am to 10pm. in the Mercy Hall, Ballyshannon.

Donegal are playing Derry this Sunday in the opening game of the Ulster minor league. There will be a large Aodh Ruadh contingent in the panel with captain Eddie Lynch will be leading the county out on this proud day for the club. The Ladies Committee say thanks to those who supported our Quiz Night in Owen Roe’s last week. They also wish to thankOwen Roe and O’Neill’s Leisurewear for sponsoring prizes and to Sylvester Maguire for doing quiz master.

The fixtures are now available for the forthcoming season. Please contact your team manager for further information.

With training and playing activity escalating it is absolutely vital that bookings are made in advance with Peter Conlon and that cancellations are also notified to him. Due to pressure on the pitches those planning to organise tournaments should notify a provisional date to Peter Conlon immediately. Dates will then be allocated from April onwards for the hosting of tournaments taking account of Aodh Ruadh club home fixtures. No tournament should be committed until a date is allocated by Peter Conlon. As a new season throws in and membership is being renewed we would like to take this opportunity to ask all members to get involved and take part in the club and its various activities such as lotto, bingo and so on. Members are being asked to sign up and give an hour to the club. There was no winner of the €8,000 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 7, 11, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Owen Roe O’Neill, West Port; Jim Downey, Erne Street; John Larkin Jr, Ballyshannon, Caroline Patton, The Mall; and Tom McLoughlin Cashelard. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €8,100 so get out there and buy your ticket.

St Michael’s

Congratulations to the St. Michael’s players who were part of the PCC panel who won the Ulster Arthur Cup last week. The St. Michael’s boys on the panel were Michael Langan, Shane Langan, Dylan Doherty, Jamie Hunter, Dean McColgan, Lee McColgan, Colm McFadden, Kieran McGinley and Liam Kelly.

Closing date for club membership for 2014 is 25th March. Please arrange to get your membership form before this. The forms are available in post offices in Dunfanaghy & Creeslough or from Neil Mc Ginley 0868165311 and Suzi Roarty 0872849214.There will be a special club meeting on Thursday 20th March at 9pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with names for position of treasurer and registrar please have them with Nicola by Tuesday at 5pm.

Thanks to the volunteers who turned up at the Bridge on Saturday last to clean up the clubhouse and grounds. Their work is very much appreciated. No more scrap is allowed to be dumped at the club grounds. Thanks to everyone for cooperation.

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 5,7,9, 14,17,18; there were three match 5 winners Alice McColgan Sandhill, Eddie Harkin Ballymore and Gillian who won €35 each . This weeks jackpot will be €5300.

The Parish League is now postponed until after Easter. If anyone is interested in training as an underMage referee for the GAA please contact Manus on 0876470532.

The minors had a good win at Milford on Sunday morning. It was a good team effort. No game this weekend.

Fanad Gaels

The big fundraiser night this year ‘White Collar Boxing’ is being held in the Silver Tassie this Sunday evening 16th March. Get your tickets from our boxers or from Rachel or Margaretta before Sunday. This is Gaeil Fhánada’s main fundraiser this year, please come along and support your Club while having a great night’s craic.

Last call for membership registration for 2014 please contact our Registrar 0868744405 asap. Lotto numbers drawn were 02, 03, 05, 09, 14. Bonus 01. €100 winner Hannah Shiels, Fanavolty, €50 winner Eamon McGeehan, Glenswilly. Next week’s jackpot is €2,250.

100 Club draw winners were €500, John Friel (Johnny Ned), Ballyhernan, €250, Benny Callaghan, Kerrykeel and €250, Sally Gallagher, Meenlaragh.

The first game of the Division Two League season is at home to Cloughaneely on Sunday 23rd March.. Fixture list will be available shortly

Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta Sinsear bhí an bua ag Gaoth Dobhair v Gaeil Fhánada thíos i Magheraghallon lá an ghaothfar an Sathairn seo caite.

Well done to the minors with another great win away to Termon 7-8 to 2-10. Another good performance from the boys. A strong first half performance left the Gaels ahead 7-4 to 0-2 at half time. Termon had a good second half but the result was never really in doubt. Feel free to bring your scrap to either of bins at Fanad Lodge or Shiels Shop Fanavolty.

St Mary’s (Convoy)

The Club Lotto result were LD,WD,MN, SO . There was one match 3 winner Loreta Patton, Stranorlar. Next week’s jackpot €2750 Lotto’s can be purchased from Committee Members €2 for 1 and €5 for 3 thanks for your continued support.

Registration is now due and must be paid by the 24thMarch . The minor boys won away to Red Hughs. The U-14 boys started their league campaign with fine win at home to Glenfin. This young team settled in to the game with an early goal from Ciaran Dolan, but Glenfin replied with a few quick points. St Mary’s took control and with Joey Morris and Cathal Browne finding the net they went in at the Break 4-03 to 1.04 .

St Mary’s continued to dominate in the second half with scores from Conor Bonner ,Joseph McGill, Oran O’Donnell and John Moore seen them run out clear winners in the end. St Mary’s 7-7 Glenfin 1-6. Scorers St Mary’s J.Mc Gill 1-3 J.Morris 2-0 C.Browne 1-01 C. Dolan 1-0 C.Bonner 1-0 O.O Donnell 1-01 J.Moore 0-1 J . Mc Daid 0-1

Hard luck to Niamh Mailey, Kelly Wilson and Cathy De Ward who were part of the Donegal Ladies team who were beaten by a point in a very exciting game against Mayo in Castlefin on Sunday.

Killybegs

Is your child interested in selling Killotto in their locality and earning some extra pocket money. Parents please contact Sarah Tully, Carmel Gamble or any member of the executive committee for more info.

Any businesses interested in advertising at the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733. Closing date for membership is approaching there are only 14 days to purchase your membership.

The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county. If you attend regular games this is a great saving! Purchase your adult membership and the Club Donegal card for €170. Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330. These cards are limited and we already have applicants inquiring.

There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. Next weeks jackpot is €1100. There were four winners of the match 3 prize, winning €15 each. Christopher Cunningham, Carricknagore, Clare Carberry, Jonathan Molloy and Roisin Breslin. Killybegs Gaa Local Draw winners: 1st Prize - 2 Garth Brooks Tickets - John Mc Ginty; 2nd Prize - €100 - Caoimhe Cunningham; 3rd Prize - €100 - Edel Mc Brearty; 4th Prize - €50 - Damon Boyle; 5th Prize - €50 - Gary Conaghan ; 6th Prize - Club Hoody - Raymond Mc Glynn; 7th Prize - Club Hoody - Eugene Gallagher.

St Michael’s

Congratulations to the St. Michael’s players who were part of the PCC panel who won the Ulster Arthur Cup last week. The St. Michael’s boys on the panel were Michael Langan, Shane Langan, Dylan Doherty, Jamie Hunter, Dean McColgan, Lee McColgan, Colm McFadden, Kieran McGinley and Liam Kelly.

Closing date for club membership for 2014 is 25th March. Please arrange to get your membership form before this. The forms are available in post offices in Dunfanaghy & Creeslough or from Neil Mc Ginley 0868165311 and Suzi Roarty 0872849214.There will be a special club meeting on Thursday 20th March at 9pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with names for position of treasurer and registrar please have them with Nicola by Tuesday at 5pm.

Thanks to the volunteers who turned up at the Bridge on Saturday last to clean up the clubhouse and grounds. Their work is very much appreciated. No more scrap is allowed to be dumped at the club grounds. Thanks to everyone for cooperation.

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 5,7,9, 14,17,18; there were three match 5 winners Alice McColgan Sandhill, Eddie Harkin Ballymore and Gillian who won €35 each . This weeks jackpot will be €5300.

The Parish League is now postponed until after Easter. If anyone is interested in training as an underMage referee for the GAA please contact Manus on 0876470532.

The minors had a good win at Milford on Sunday morning. It was a good team effort. No game this weekend.

Fanad Gaels

The big fundraiser night this year ‘White Collar Boxing’ is being held in the Silver Tassie this Sunday evening 16th March. Get your tickets from our boxers or from Rachel or Margaretta before Sunday. This is Gaeil Fhánada’s main fundraiser this year, please come along and support your Club while having a great night’s craic.

Last call for membership registration for 2014 please contact our Registrar 0868744405 asap. Lotto numbers drawn were 02, 03, 05, 09, 14. Bonus 01. €100 winner Hannah Shiels, Fanavolty, €50 winner Eamon McGeehan, Glenswilly. Next week’s jackpot is €2,250.

100 Club draw winners were €500, John Friel (Johnny Ned), Ballyhernan, €250, Benny Callaghan, Kerrykeel and €250, Sally Gallagher, Meenlaragh.

The first game of the Division Two League season is at home to Cloughaneely on Sunday 23rd March.. Fixture list will be available shortly

Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta Sinsear bhí an bua ag Gaoth Dobhair v Gaeil Fhánada thíos i Magheraghallon lá an ghaothfar an Sathairn seo caite.

Well done to the minors with another great win away to Termon 7-8 to 2-10. Another good performance from the boys. A strong first half performance left the Gaels ahead 7-4 to 0-2 at half time. Termon had a good second half but the result was never really in doubt. Feel free to bring your scrap to either of bins at Fanad Lodge or Shiels Shop Fanavolty.

St Mary’s (Convoy)

The Club Lotto result were LD,WD,MN, SO . There was one match 3 winner Loreta Patton, Stranorlar. Next week’s jackpot €2750 Lotto’s can be purchased from Committee Members €2 for 1 and €5 for 3 thanks for your continued support.

Registration is now due and must be paid by the 24thMarch . The minor boys won away to Red Hughs. The U-14 boys started their league campaign with fine win at home to Glenfin. This young team settled in to the game with an early goal from Ciaran Dolan, but Glenfin replied with a few quick points. St Mary’s took control and with Joey Morris and Cathal Browne finding the net they went in at the Break 4-03 to 1.04 .

St Mary’s continued to dominate in the second half with scores from Conor Bonner ,Joseph McGill, Oran O’Donnell and John Moore seen them run out clear winners in the end. St Mary’s 7-7 Glenfin 1-6. Scorers St Mary’s J.Mc Gill 1-3 J.Morris 2-0 C.Browne 1-01 C. Dolan 1-0 C.Bonner 1-0 O.O Donnell 1-01 J.Moore 0-1 J . Mc Daid 0-1

Hard luck to Niamh Mailey, Kelly Wilson and Cathy De Ward who were part of the Donegal Ladies team who were beaten by a point in a very exciting game against Mayo in Castlefin on Sunday.

Killybegs

Is your child interested in selling Killotto in their locality and earning some extra pocket money. Parents please contact Sarah Tully, Carmel Gamble or any member of the executive committee for more info.

Any businesses interested in advertising at the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733. Closing date for membership is approaching there are only 14 days to purchase your membership.

The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county. If you attend regular games this is a great saving! Purchase your adult membership and the Club Donegal card for €170. Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330. These cards are limited and we already have applicants inquiring.

There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. Next weeks jackpot is €1100. There were four winners of the match 3 prize, winning €15 each. Christopher Cunningham, Carricknagore, Clare Carberry, Jonathan Molloy and Roisin Breslin. Killybegs Gaa Local Draw winners: 1st Prize - 2 Garth Brooks Tickets - John Mc Ginty; 2nd Prize - €100 - Caoimhe Cunningham; 3rd Prize - €100 - Edel Mc Brearty; 4th Prize - €50 - Damon Boyle; 5th Prize - €50 - Gary Conaghan ; 6th Prize - Club Hoody - Raymond Mc Glynn; 7th Prize - Club Hoody - Eugene Gallagher.

Glenswilly

There will be another opportunity to register with the club this Thursday evening from 7 to 8.30pm. at the clubhouse. Anyone with queries can contact Thomas Simmons on 097 2063018.As you are all aware anyone involved in coaching or managing our underage teams must go through the Garda Vetting process.If you have any queries on how the process works contact George Simmons on 087 7789804 for further details.All training is now well underway and the large numbers attending can only be good news for the club going forward.It is great to see the ladies team back representing the club and the numbers at training have been excellent with some fine footballers coming through.The under 14 girls training has been changed this week it is now on Saturday 15th from 2 to 3.30pm. at the club, there is no training the following Saturday due to the parish Confirmations. The under14 boys got their league campaign of to a flying start with a convincing win over near neighbours St. Eunan’s, in O’ Donnell Park. Next up for the 14sis an away trip to Newtown this Sunday at 12 noon.The first round of Comartas Peile na Gaeltachta will begin this Saturday 15th, with the seniors at home to Dungloe with the throw in scheduled for 4.15pm.The Reserves will play Termon away on Sunday 16th at 12 noon.The under 15s are due to play in the Gaeltachta this weekend away to Glenfin but as yet no time has been fixed, players will be contacted by their management. All other underage training continues as normal with no changes to existing schedules.

Naomh Conaill

The numbers this week were 7-9-29-30. No jackpot winner, and €50 each went to Ann McDyre, Maas, and Rose Molloy, Mill Road. Next weeks jackpot is €6,300.

The club are holding a registration/membership day in the clubhouse this Saturday 15th March between 11-12 am. The Casino night in the Highlands Hotel, was a very enjoyable occasion, and everyone in attendance had a great nights craic. Sean McLoone was the lucky winner of the 43” Television, and Grainne Boyle walked away with four spot prizes. The lovely Coleen McDyre, was voted the best dressed lady, and well deserved, Coleen.

Thanks to Martin Doherty, and all his committee for the great work carried out in getting the Casino night sorted.The first days of sunshine have appeared, and the club football will soon be in full flow, so the best of luck to all our teams for the coming season.