The latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
The Coaching academy for 4-7 year olds is on Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm. There was no winner of the weekly lotto this week. The lucky dip winners were Adrian O’Donnell, Drumlonagher and Ciaran Mullen, Castle Street. Both receive €50 each. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 9 and 17. Well done to the senior reserves who had a comprehensive win over Ardara on Sunday 18th. Best of luck to the Four Masters
men, Luke Keaney, Karl Lacey and Paul Durcan in their game this Sunday in Celtic Park. Well done to underage players selected for developement squads recently. Players are Daire Quinn (U18), Dylan Kennedy and Nathan Ward (U17), Neil Ward and Aaron McCrea (U17), and Jack Keaney and Thomas McGowan (U15).
There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 4, 16, 20, 24. Consolation prizes went to Kathleen Gallagher, Glengesh and Kathleen Molloy, Tully cleave. The jackpot now stands at €4,500. The seniors and reserves had contrasting fortunes at the weekend away to Four Masters in the All County League. Mark Cassidy’s second string were well beaten but Adrian Brennan’s men grinded out a good victory.
The third team were held at home by MacCumhaills and will take on Pettigoe away this Saturday night.
MATCH “N” WIN for May 15th. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 9 and 13. The jackpot was not won the €15 winners were Mary Crua c/o bingo, R McGee , Letterkenny, John Kerr, Crossconnell,Noreen The jackpot week is €1,500.
The seniors played Carndonagh in Carn on Saturday night, final score Iorras 2-13 Carn 0-10. The Ladies had no match last weekend, they are away to Cloughaneely (13 a side) on Sunday at 12 noon. Anyone in the Club who would be interested in doing a a ladies referees course please contact club secretary David Hession on 0860538537. The Donegal Ladies Gaelic board are running a course on Monday June 9th in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny at 7pm.
The U-16 were beaten by Muff last week. They now await the losers of Muff/Malin in the B semi-final of Darren Downey/Gary Mc Laughlin competition. The U14 girls beat Milford away by 4-8 to 3-5. Their next match is at home against Robert Emmetts.
The seniors and reserves experienced contrasting fortunes over the weekend with the seniors suffering a loss for the second week in succession. The reserves returned to winning ways. The U14s lost out in the all-county Division 2 league semi-final after a gallant display against Kilcar.The u16s were defeated at Buncrana on Friday evening.
There was disappointment for the U14s when they were beaten by Kilcar in the all-county Division 2 league semi-final at Naomh Brid on Saturday.
The u14s also travelled to Gaoth Dobhair for their first Division 2 championship match on Thursday evening. The lads took an early two point lead before the hosts replied with three goals in a 10 minute period. The lads rallied to reduce the deficit to three points at half time. However, Gaoth Dobhair extended the lead in the second hald and won 5-10 1-10. Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Brendan Barr, Oran Devine, Ryan O’Donnell, Keenan Diver, Bradley Doherty, Mark McDaid, Ryan Higgins, Jordan Gallagher, CJ Gibson, Caoimhin Marsh. Subs Sean Marsh, Rory Simmons.
The U12s travelled to Killygordon to take on Red Hughs in their first league match of the year. Red Hughs held a
six point advantage after 20 minutes but the Naomh Colmcille boys and girls overturned this to lead after 40 minutes. However Red Hughs got the goals in the last 20 minutes to win the match. Naomh Colmcille: Sean Marsh, Shane Monaghan, Adam Callaghan, Ryan McNamee, Sean Devlin, Rory Simmons, Conor Logan, Oran Duffy, Ronan McKinley, Ronan McMackin, Joe Dolan, Bradan Hazlett, Jordan McHugh, Brendan O’Hagan, Christopher Mugan, Shannon Duggan, Sarah Hassett, Kevin Dolan, Matthew Whoriskey.
This year’s Run for Funds takes place on 31st May at Kernans. This week’s lotto numbers are 20, 23, 21, 24, 4 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Margo McColgan, Thomas Rodgers and Monica McDaid who win €25 each.
St Mary’s (Convoy).
The lotto letters drawn were CW,CN,TY,WH. The jackpot was not won. There was one Match 3 winner Caroline Black, Drumkeen. Next week’s jackpot is €3250.
The junior ladies lost away to Red Hughs and the senior ladies lost away to Gaoth Dobhair. The U-8s had their first blitz of the season at St Eunans on Saturday. Well done to all who took part.
The club are hosting an U 10 blitz this Saturday. Parents please bring some sandwiches,home bakes,biscuits etc. Schools day will take place this Thursday May 22nd at St Mary’s pitch.
The senior ladies played Convoy at home last Thursday and put in a fantastic performance from start to finish. They really played some lovely football moving and passing the ball very well indeed. The took some fine scores from distance and never stopped playing until the final whistle. They were easy winners on the night. Final score was Red Hughs 3-11, Convoy 0-3. Well done to the u12 girls who hosted their own blitz today. Thanks to Marie, Moninne and Alice for helping with refreshments afterwards and to Charlie Doherty and Joe Gallen for referring the games.
The U-14s played their blitz on Saturday in Glenfin. They had two teams competing on the day and played five games against Buncranna and Glenfin. The under 10 boys are playing their first blitz this Saturday in Glenfin. The under 14 boys played their first game in their division three championship group stage. They played Downings at home. The lads from Downings proved too strong for the young lads and and they were defeated on a scoreline of Red Hughs 0-6 Downings 2-11. The under 16 lads played Glenfin away last Friday evening. It was a very evenly matched contest from start to finish with very little between the sides at any stage. The young Cross lads fought to the final whistle and ran out winners by a solitary point to spare. Final score Red Hughs 2-11 Glenfin 3-7. The lotto numbers drawn were 5,6,3,2,8,7,4 and 1. There was one match 3 winner, Caroline Dullaghan Liscooley, who receives €50. Next week’s jackpot is €3975. The 100 + club winner was Anne Sweeney, Ballinaman. Anne won €100. The club wish to thank sincerely the McMenamin Building Contractors for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the senior team. Ceili dancing continues in the clubhouse on a Tuesday evening from 8pm until 10pm.
There is an important club meeting on Wednesday evening at 9pm. The club still have some terrace tickets available for the Donegal versus Derry match in Celtic Park. Contact Kathy Kelly or Andy Doherty. There is a minor board meeting in Clubhouse on Thursday evening at 9 pm. The U12 and U14 girls are hosting a coffee morning/cake sale on Sunday 8th June in the clubhouse.
Royal Flush results for the weekend of the 11/05/2014 were 2, 3, 7 and 16. There was no winner of the jackpot worth €3300. Consolation prizes went to Brooke Kennedy, Joe Erskine and Courtney Boyle. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €3340 and the draw will take place in Mac’s Bar. This year sees the club celebrate its 40th anniversary. Ground work is currently being put into an event during the summer months and a date will be released soon. For the celebration we will be gathering old photographs, articles and memorabilia from the years gone by. If anyone has any of these at home please email email@example.com, all photographs and articles will be photocopied and sent back immediately.
Both teams were in action at the weekend away to Muff. The senior side had a hard fought win taking the victory by a single point whilst the reserves played out a draw. Congratulations to our U14 side who won the Division 3 Regional League final against Bundoran last Thursday evening.
The lotto numbers for jackpot of €3100 were 2, 6, 8, 4, 3, 7, 1, 5.Paddy Ward matched the first 3 numbers and won €60.Next week’s Jackpot: €3150.
The first U8 blitz of the year was a big success on Saturday in Glenfin. We hosted Buncrana and Red Hughs. Glenfin had three teams in action and for some of the children it was their first time playing for the club. Well done to all the children who took part in what was a very entertaining feast of football. A special thanks to all the young managers, referees and to all the ladies that provided the refreshments.
The U14s had a great victory over Naomh Padraig in the championship last Wednesday. Bord na nÓg are hosting a party followed by a Barn Dance in the GAA Hall on Friday 30th of May at 8pm. Dancing from 10pm-1am. Admission is €7 and refreshments will be served.
Seán Mac Cumhaills
There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 20 and 23. There were three match 3 winners.
Daniel Gallen, Willie Harold and Betty Gallagher receive €50 each. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,000.
The county U-14 semi-final took place in Glenties on Sunday evening. MacCumhaills were up against Killybegs in what turned out to be a very close and entertaining game. Killybegs started the better of the two teams and opened up a two point lead, but they squandered a lot of chances and this allowed Mac Cumhaills to get into the game. A quick counterattack saw Karl Doherty score an excellent goal and this was followed by Luke Gavigan goal, the result of a great solo run. More scores from Oisin Gallen and Alex Mc Geehan saw MacCumhaills increase their lead but Killybegs came back with a goal and a point to leave only four points in it at half time. Killybegs struck again after half time with a good goal and some excellent 45’s from Ryan Cunningham. Mac Cumhaills didn’t panick and points from Oisin Gallen, Anthony Gallagher and Chad McSorley saw them emerge 3-11 to 1-13 winners.
The U14 girls won their first division one group game against Muff on Thursday by a score of 6-14 to 2.4. There were great performances all over the field and all six subs made a great contribution also. Sarah MacRoary and Katie Lafferty were on fire in the full forward line scoring 3-9 between them.
Well done to all the u-8 boys and girls that took part in Round 1 blitz in Letterkenny. MacCumhaills had three team and they all performed very well.
The senior team produced yet another home win, with victory
over Burt. Unfortunatly the reserves were beaten by a point. The U-14 girls team had another great win, away to Naomh Muire last Thursday, well done to Sarah, Betty,Laura and all the girls. We would like to wish Paddy Byrne and the rest of the mcounty minor squad the best of luck against Derry this Sunday.
There has been an excellent response to our 50/50 draw and thanks to everybody who has joined, anyone who wants to enter, but hasn’t can contact Kevin McGinley or Paddy Hegerty before this Wednesday.
An Clochan Liath
Bad aid 1, 3, 17 agus 20 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Patricia O’Donnell, Cloughwally, Ronan Molloy, Meenmore, Margaret McGonagle, John Ward, Miltown agus Francie McGovern, Dungloe.
Dungloe made the long trip to Carndonagh on Thursday last. Dungloe played well in the first half with Ben Boyle, Philip Rodgers and particularly Dara Ward impressing in the first half by getting out in front if his man in every occasion and winning three converted frees. Harry Noble was excellent in goal and Dungloe led by two at half time. Dungloe tired in the second half and the absence of some of their regulars began to tell. The game finished with a twenty one yard free for Dungloe, which if converted into a goal would have sealed victory but it was well struck but narrowly wide if the post. Harry Noble and Dara Ward were both very impressive but man if the match was Harry Noble in goal with gear stops and reflex saves and brave clearances.
Dungloe U10 Hurlers traveled to Convoy Centre of Excellence on Sunday past to compete in an all County Blitz. They played consistently well including Eoghan Walsh, Conor Diver, Evan McFadden, Damian McGowan, Philip Noble, John James Blaney and John Paul Bonner and Cain Bonner. Dungloe played Letterkenny Gaels, St. Eunans, Setanta, Burt and Carndonagh and won all five of their games. Congratulations to Dungloe and to their coach PJ Walsh and mentors.
The last day for registering with Naomh Conaill ladies is next Friday 23rd May. All players,managers and mentors must be registered before that date. The cost of registration is underage players 36 euro, senior players 51 euro and non players 26 euro. To register or for further information contact Fiona Molloy on 086 1050445 or Rosaleen Doherty on 087 6235021.
The Club is organising a Scrap Saturday with the collection of scrap metals commencing on Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st May at the rear of the club house. For anyone who wants materials collected contact numbers are; Daniel McGeehan 0868586395, Connie Doherty 0861519835, Peter McKelvey 0876483685.
The first draw in the 200 club will take place on the 27th May. There are some places left and if you wish to be included please contact any club executive member. The lotto numbers for last week were 3 - 11 - 17 - 28. Congratulations to Patricia Molloy, Mill Road, Charles McGlynn, Reelin Cloghan on winning €50 each. The Jackpot for next week is €7,300.
Congratulations to the U-14 team on reaching the county final.
Congratulations to Paddy Page, Sean O‘Baoill and Anthony O’Baoill who took part in the county u14 Hurling skills competition held at Setanta Park in Killygordon on Sunday afternoon. Paddy finished his day in third place. Both the senior and reserve teams maintained their 100% unbeaten record after seeing off the challenge of Moville at the weekend. The u14s boys beat Naomh Mhuire in the Division 2 All County league semi-final in Pairc na nDunaibh on Saturday. They now play Kilcar in the final this Friday evening. Time and venue to be confirmed.
The club is delighted to welcome Paudie Butler to the Clubhouse this Friday evening at 7.30pm. Paudie Butler is a former National Hurling Co-ordinator and a well respected voice in the development of children through games.
Bhí lá maith ag na foirne sinsearach agus tacaíochta ar na Meilte an Domhnach seo caite. D’éirigh len dá fhoireann an bhua a bheith acu ar fhoirne Ghleann Fhinne.
The U-14 girls were defeated by Naomh Columba last Tuesday in the Banks by one point. Comhghairdeas le Casey McGarvey, Anagaire agus Saoirse Bonner, Céideadh who were part of the Donegal U-14 girls team who were at the All-Ireland Blitz in Mullingar on Saturday 17th May.
Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir an tseachtain seo. Is iad 12-17-19-24 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach. Bhí trí uimhir ag Bríd McDevitt as an Bhráid agus Bridie Sharkey as Bun na mBeann. Beidh €980 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.
The next 100+ draw will take place on the 28th May. Be in with a chance of sharing in any of our 13 money prizes each month, with the top prize €500. Contact co-ordinator Dónal Ó’Séarcáigh and he will organise a collector to collect subs each month.
Both the seniors and reserves were at home to Termon on Sunday last at the Bridge. Both teams won.
The reserves also won on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 2-8 Termon 2-4. The St. Michael’s scorers were: Michael Langan 1-3, Danny Langan 1-0, Danny Langan 1-0, Barry McGinley 0-2, Ciaran Kelly and Keelan McGee, John McFadden 0-1 each. The team was Dean Fleming, Shaun Doak, Neil Toye, Eddie Patterson, Stephen Horan, Paul Creamer, Daniel Doak, Oran McGee, Ciaran Kelly, John McFadden, Michael Langan, Danny Langan (Captain). Subs Jack McGinley for Dara McCarry, Hugh McGee for Neil Toye (injured), Dara McCarry for Paul Creamer all in second half.
The club Meeting will be held on tonight Thursday 22nd May at 8pm. There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2,5,6,11,15,17. The five match 5 winners were Pat Maguire Strabane, Marie Corcoran Kill, Bridie Durning, Main Street Dunfanaghy, Leanne Moore, Lizzie’s Diner and Susan Stewart Breaghy who won €20. This weeks jackpot will be €5,800.
Well done to our U14 girls who done very well in the first round of the U14 league with wins against Downings and Fanad and losing to a very strong Termon side.
The girls are now in the second round of this league and we wish them and their Manager, Maria Carr, all the best.
The parish league continued at the Bridge on Sunday last 18th May and the results were as follows: Under 12’s Faugher 9 Kildarragh 5, Ballymore 9 Dunfanaghy 27, Murroe 8 Ards 22. Under 15’s Glassan 15 Drimnaraw 9, Creeslough 20 Roscad 24.
There will be no Parish League on this Sunday May 25th owing to the Derry versus Donegal game.
Well done to the 15 brave Under 8’s who turned up for the first blitz of the year last Friday evening in the pouring rain at the Bridge. After close encounters with Milford and Fanad Gaels, St. Michael’s finished with a win over Letterkenny Gaels.
The under 12’s began there season on Friday evening with a trip to Termon. The first game saw our B team put in a fantastic performance as they came away with a three point win.
The A team also put in brilliant performance and also went home through the Gap with the points after a hard fought two point victory. A personal tally of 1-3 from Paddy Doherty going a long way in making that possible.
The next monthly meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday next May 26th at 9pm. There will be a minor board and coaching structures meeting on the same night at 8pm. The under 16s had a good victory over St Eunan’s last Friday evening while the thirds continued their unbeaten run of four games with a 4-7 to 1-7 win over St. Eunans on Saturday in O Donnell Park. The Reserves are going well and recorded a fine victory up in Malin on Sunday last by a scoreline of 2-16 to 0-7. Unfortunately the seniors were beaten at the same venue by a margin of nine points. Congratulations to young Patrick Gallagher of Stramore National School who will represent the club at the half time game in Celtic Park. The under14 boys had a fine victory over Bundoran in the all county league semi final in Convoy, on Monday. They now go into the county final against the winners of Downings and Naomh Ultan.
Lotto winning numbers this week are 1,3,14,23. Match three winner this week is Clara Grant. The jackpot now stands at €4440.
The weekend lotto numbers were 1, 9, 14, 15, 20 B 20. The jackpot was not the €100 was Angela Blaney, Rosnakill while the €50 was went to Oisin Blaney Rosnakill. Next week’s jackpot is €2,750.
Ádh mór chuig na buachaillí ar foireann Dún na nGall. ibPáirc na gCeilteach ó gach duine i Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G.
Good luck also to Donegal Minors playing in Celtic Park on Sunday especially to Lorcan Connor (son of our manager Cookie) from Downings and plays for our Mulroy Gaels Minor team who is a member of the Donegal minor squad.
Time to book your child’s place on our GAA Cúl Camp which always proves a popular week of fun and games. For further info see www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or contact Fiona Shiels.
The seniors and reserves both had good home wins against Gaoth Dobhair last Sunday the reserves were victors by 0-12 to 2-4 with the seniors won by 3-12 to 3-9.
The U14s had a hard fought victory over a very spirited Naomh Muire team on Wednesday night last in Glenties in the League Divisional final. In what was a close affair throughout the lads had to come from behind and levelled with ten minutes to go. Cill Chartha’s greater hunger seen them through scoring 1-2 without reply to win the game the final score of 1-12 to 2-4. They then played Naomh Colmcille last Saturday in the county semi-final in Ballintra. In what was a great team performance they qualified for the Divisional 2 League Final. Final score Cill Chartha 3-18 Naomh Colmcille 4-2. They now play Letterkenny Gaels in the final this Friday 23rd May at 7pm in Tir Conaill Park.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,400. This week’s numbers were 3, 4, 22 and 29 The winners were: €50, Colette McDevitt, Carrick, €30, Peadar Molloy and €20 Sean O’Gara. Lotto Plus numbers 3, 17, 18 and 22 there was no winner.
Well done to the senior team on an impressive win last weekend away to Lifford. Odhran Molloy top scored with a personal total of 1-8. This weekend’s game against Convoy has been put back to next Tuesday, in Convoy.
Anybody ordering tickets for the Donegal game at the weekend contact Felix Melly or Pat Boyle as soon as possible.
The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 3, 17, 22 and 26. Two lucky dip winners receive €50, Daryl Devenney, Meenagowan and Peter Hanlon, Meenagowan. Next weeks jackpot is€9000 (fixed).
The club would like to thank Donal Brennan from Signworks on sponsoring the senior team track suits and to Mark Clerkin, Clerkins Filling Station on sponsoring the senior and underage teams polo shirts and T- Shirts.
Na Cealla Beaga
Well done to the U-14 girls who beat Malin on Thursday last 8-6 to 3-5. Would you like your business to feature on our killotto envelopes? Each year the club sells approx. 20,000 envelopes, reaching a huge audience on a weekly basis. Contact Sarah Tully 0863311733 for further info. The club are collecting any unwanted clothes, shoes, towels, linen, curtains and mobile phones. This was a huge success for the club in 2013 and helped raise vital funds to maintain the facilities at the Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park. You can drop off any evening during training this week into dressing room four or contact 0863311733 or we can arrange collection from your door.
There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. The numbers drawn were 3,7,20,23. Next week’s jackpot is €1600 and match 3 is €120.
This week’s Slotto numbers drawn were 4, 1, 5, 2, 3, 6, 7. The jackpot was not won. The consolation prize went to Eamon Kelly, Main Street, Mountcharles. Anyone who has tickets ordered for Sunday’s Donegal versus Derry game can collect tickets at Clubhouse this Wednesday at 9pm.
The seniors had a good win against Cloughaneely last weekend. The senior ladies team travelled to Glen last Sunday week and came away with a great win on a scoreline of 4-14 to 4-7. In the first half the girls led by 3-3 to 2-3 with Donna Kelly and Denise Breslin bagging two goals and Eilish Ward scoring a well-taken penalty and three points. In the second half there was some great scores hit from county captain and player Ward hitting 0-6 with some great points from Emer Shovelin 0-2 Donna Kelly 0-1, Caoimhe Maguire 0-1 and young Denise Breslin bagging 1-1. This game also seen the welcome return to the team of Ally McGready who had been away on her travels for the last two years. Great to see her back in a Nauls jersey.
The girls travelled to play Kilcar on Friday evening and came away with another impressive victory on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-5. Leah Burke had 0-3 scored by half time and Denise Breslin continued her good goal scoring form with another well-executed goal and impressive midfielder Emer Shovelin with a point to leave the half time score 1-4 to 4 in favour of our girls.
In the next half Emer Shovelin and company really ran riot with the former county minor hitting 1-5 and another three pointer by Denise Breslin and points from Amy Shovelin who put in a big shift in midfield and Caoimhe Maguire finishing the scoring for the Nauls. There was great performances in those two games by the minor and under sixteen girls whom only for them the girls would not be able to field. The runners are still going strong. If you feel like walking, jogging or running come along - Monday at 9pm in Frosses and Wednesdays 9pm in Mountcharles.
Any tickets that have been ordered for the Ulster Championship clash between Donegal and Derry can be collected from either Joe McNulty or Kathleen Friel.
Our G4M&O team are hosting a night at the races on Friday 30th May in the Travellers Inn, Milford. First race is off at 9pm and anyone interested in buying a horse can see any member of the G4M&O team, cost per horse is €10.
The U14s take on Red Hughs at home in the Championship this Wednesday at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated
Our U14 Girls lost last Thursday but put up a brilliant performance against a highly fancied Urris side. The whole team played really well with Sinead McCahill and Roisin Boyce outstanding. Rachel Roarty and Shauna McBride also played well.
The U12s travelled to Downings and played two matches last night. The A Team were unfortunately beat, after a poor first half they played well in the second but just fell short at the end. Good performances from Eoin O’Donnell and Bruce Macauley. The B Team had a great win in a very tight match with some great displays from Barry Donnelly, Eoin McGettigan, Aisling Irwin and Paul Ryan.
The U8s had their first blitz of the year at St Michaels on Friday night. Many thanks to all the players and parents who braved the terrible weather on the night. We beat St Michaels comfortably in our first match with good displays from ‘Goal Machine’ Ryan McElhinney, Ultan Blaney, Killian Hagan and Calvagh O’Donnell. We then played very well to beat Letterkenny Gaels with great displays from Daibhid Lynch, Jason McAteer and Maeve McClean. Our final game was against a very skilful Fanad Gaels team who beat us after a very tight battle despite determined displays from Conor Houston, Aaron Burns, and the outstanding Joseph Barrett. A special mention also to the efforts of Dara Sheridan and Shay Cannon.
This weeks lotto numbers were 2-3-15-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winner win €25 each. Pat Curley, Lough Road, James Edward Friel, The Lagg, and Aodh McCormack and Fiona Boyle, Drumacloghan. Next weeks Jackpot is €720.