The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.
MATCH “N” WIN for May 22nd. The jackpot was not won the numbers drawn were 6, 7, 10 and 11. The €15 winners were Willie Friel, Dunaff, Mick McHale, Straid, James Mc Donald, Cross, John Burke, Shore Road, Ballyliffin and Joe Mc Daid, Ballintrieve. Jackpot next week is €1,540.
Anyone in the Club who would be interested in doing a course regarding referees for Ladies football in the county please contact club secretary David Hession on 086-0538537. The Donegal Ladies Gaelic board are running this level two course on Monday June 9th in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny at 7pm.
The Lotto numbers for weekend for Jackpot of €3150 were 4, 1, 8, 6, 2, 5, 7, 3.
Sean Francie Marley matched the first four numbers and won €60.Next week’s Jackpot is €3,200.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. We would like to thank everyone who got out and supported our couples in Strictly Come Dancing. Overall the club made a profit of €1635.
The third team were unfortunate to be beaten by McCools by a point on Saturday night. The seniors and reserves play Cloughaneely at home on Saturday 31st of May.
The U14s were beaten at home by Robert Emmetts in their second Division Two championship match on Wednesday evening. The visitors raced into a 2-2 to no score lead by the tenth minute and had a half time lead of 3-6 to 1-5. Further goals for the visitors in the second half proved decisive as they ran out winners on a Naomh Colmcille 2-12 6-7 Robert Emmetts scoreline. Naomh Colmcille: CJ Gibson, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Ryan Higgins, Oran Devine, Brendan Barr, Ryan O’Donnell, Bradley Doherty, Keenan Diver, Caoimhin Marsh, Jordan Gallagher, Mark McDaid, PJ McBrearty. Subs Sean Marsh, Ronan McKinley, Shane Monaghan, Rory Simmons.
This year’s Run for Funds takes place on 31st May at Kernans.
This year’s Cul Camp runs from the seventh to the 11th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for each child thereafter. A week of fun and craic with qualified coaches. Contact Sharon on 087-9685558.
This week’s lotto numbers are 3, 6, 17, 22, 23 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Margaret and Eddie Friel, Anthony McDaid and Helen Patton who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €5,400.
There was no winner of this weeks club lotto, the numbers out were 1,5,24,26. The
€50 prizes went to Kathleen Quinn, Ard Mc Gill and Siobhan Shovlin Ardara.Next week’s jackpot will be €7400.
The club are looking for lotto sellers for different areas in the parish, if anyone would like to become a seller for an area contact Daniel McGeehan for details on 0868586395.
The club are organizing a scrap Saturday this week from Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st May. If you have any unwanted scrap metal around the house it can be left behind the clubhouse on the above dates or contact Daniel 0868586395, Connie 0861519835 of Peter on 0876483685 to make a collection.
Congratulations to Donegal team on there victory over Derry at the weekend, congratulations to all our club players and background team Ethan (minors), Jim (manager), Antony, Leo (man of the match), Dermot, Leon and Dr Charlie,Charles,Joe.
A special well done to our u14 team on reaching the Division One u14 Co final against MacCumhaills on Friday last, well done to all the team and managers involved.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The Lotto countries draw at the weekend were LD, DB, AM, DN. There was one match three winner Amanda McElhinney, Convoy. Next week’s jackpot is €3,300. Hard luck to the Donegal minor girls and our own Victoria Kelly, who were beaten at the weekend The club hosted a successful U10 Blitz on Saturday. It was great to see so many boys and girls from our own club, Glenswilly and Robert Emmetts Many thanks to Coaches Gerard McHugh and Laurence McNamee and the referees Michael Patton and Megan Ward. A special word of thanks to all those that supplied and helped with the refreshments after the blitz.
There were no winners of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn Numbers drawn were 12,16,21 and 27. There were three match 3 winners. Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.
The All County Under 14 Final took place in Glenfin on Friday evening. Mac Cumhaills were up against a very strong Naomh Conaill team. McCumhaills got off to the perfect start with goals from Oisin Gallen and points from Anthony Bruton and Chad Mc Sorley. Glenties fought back and at half time it was Mac Cumhaills that held a three point lead. Glenties again came back at Mac Cumhaills and had the deficit down to two points, but another goal from Oisin Gallen, who finished with 3-3, saw Mac Cumhaills run out deserving winners on a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-12. Well done to all the lads and coaches. This is the perfect preparation for the All Ireland Feile which takes place next month.
Things were pretty quiet on the playing front, with only two teams in action. First up were our U-14 girls who had another fantastic win against St Nauls. On Saturday evening our reserve team drew away to Milford in the league.
Congratulations to Paddy Byrne and the county minor team on their win over Derry at the weekend. Ádh mhóir go dtí foireann Sinsear a bheidh ag imirt i gComórtas Peil na Gaeltachta i Maigh Cúllain ag an deireadh seachtain. Tá an céad cluiche in aghaidh Laochra Loch Luí as Contae Aontroim, ag 12:30 De Sathairn. For those of you who may be about home this weekend, a charity walk for the Kevin Bell Trust, in memory of Jamsie Maloney, will be happening on Sunday, from Teelin to Malinbeg. The club would like to wish this event the very best of success, as it is for a great cause and hopefully Jamsie will take care of the weather on the day.
Ádh mór leis an bhfoireann sinsear Cill Chartha atá ag taisteal go Mhaigh Cuilinn an deireadh seachtaine so le páirt a ghlacadh sa Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. Turas sábháilte do gach duine atá ag taisteal chun tacú leis an bhfoireann, Cill na Martra v Cill Chartha ag 2:30 De Sathairn.
Well done to the Donegal senior and minor teams on their victories over Derry in the 2014 Ulster Championship matches against Derry last Sunday.
Congratulations to our fantastic under 14 boys on winning the county League Division Two league on Friday night after beating Letterkenny Gaels on a final score of Chill Chartha 4-8 Letterkenny Gaels 3-9.
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,500 this week’s numbers were 4, 21, 23 and 30. The winners were €50, Donna Rush c/o Margaret Campbell, €30, Conor McShane and €20,John Francis Doogan. The lotto plus numbers were 4, 8, 15 and 29 there was no winner.
An Clochán Liath
Bad aid 8, 16, 20 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,900 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Eddie Glackin, Annagaire, Donal Boyle, Upper Belcruit, Isa Boyle, Bunaman agus Noleen Sweeney, Drimlaughdrid. Bhain J.J. McCole as Sheskinarone €150 agus bhain Ann O’Donnell as Keadue, Johnnie McCole as Drimlaughdrid, Kitty Ward as Diamond, Kevin Gillespie as Mullaghduff agus M. Keeney as Glenties €100 ag an bhingo. The following are the winners of the Club 200 Draw. €1000 Mary Walsh (McDevitt), Little Bridge, €500 Eamon Kelly, Acres, €300 Joe Joyce, Dungloe, €100
Maria Vryonidou, Church Rd. and €100 Patsy and Janet Boyle, Fairhill.The club has the honour this June of hosting a club for the All Ireland Hurling Feile. The Feile is an under 14 hurling club competition comprised of teams from all over the island of Ireland. The competition is one with a long prestigious history and is often the viewing point where young potential inter county stars are first noticed. The competition is a club competition and each county provides a certain number of clubs usually through their own internal County competition. Dungloe club competed in the Donegal County feile and finished joint third and are also a host club for the tournament.
Host clubs are clubs who agree to make arrangements to welcome and accommodate
one visiting team. In Dungloes case we are hosting a very traditional team from Limerick City, South liberties. The weekend commences on Friday June 20th and ends Sunday June 22nd and Dungloe will have the South Liberties club, team mentors, parents and entourage for that time. They will arrive on Friday afternoon the 20th June and will later that evening play Dungloe U14s in the Rosses Park provisionally at 6pm and which game will be followed by a welcome reception in the new Dungloe clubhouse. The
following Saturday both teams travel to Dungiven in Derry to compete against other teams in their group and it should be noted that Dungloe will also play teams from Clare,Waterford, Westmeath and Derry.
Congratulations to Roshine NS as winners of the Donegal small schools
county hurling competition. They travelled to O’Donnell Park to compete in the county senior national schools comp. Roshine were competing with schools from Illistron, Woodlands, Colmcille, and Gaelscoil. The standard of hurling was very high h a large number of prominent county club players on display.
The Roshine team was Jack Walsh, Gerard Glackin, Evan Forker, Evan McFadden, Conor Hunter, Ryan Brennan, Odhran McGonagle, Philip Noble, Neil Noble, Michael McNulty, James Hartnett, Brendan Boyle and Damian McGowan. Thanks to Master Gillespie and Mary Gillespie for facilitating the development of hurling in the school over the last 6 years and to Adie Gaffey coach who assisted coaching over the last year. This is a very significant achievement for Roshine NS.Well done to our county minors Danny, Adam, John and Christian who defeated Derry in the first round of the Ulster Championship. The Club is very proud of you all.
Congratulations to the Donegal senior and minor teams on their victories over Derry, in Celtic Park, and to the St. Michael’s players Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and Martin McElhinney who were played in the senior team.
The reserves were at home to Glenswilly on Saturday evening last. They lost on a scoreline of 0-7 to 2-6. The St. Michael’s scorers were: Michael Lanagn 0-3, Raymond McLaughlin 0-2, John McFadden and Barry McGinley 0-1 each. The team was Josie Gallagher, Shaun Doak, Stephen Horan, Denis Trearty, Peter Sweeney, Paul Creamer (Captain), John Sheridan, Oran McGee, Paul Baird, Barry McGinley, Ryan Langan, John McFadden, Michael Langan, Raymond McLaughlin. Subs: Daniek Doak for John McFadden 1st Half, Dara McCarry for Ryan Langan, Jack McGinley for Keelan McGee, second half. Eddie Paterson for Stephen Horan half time.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night.The numbers drawn were 1,2,3,5,10,13. The four match five winners were Agnes Corcoran, Derryreel, Mary Cullen, Kill, Dunfanaghy, Bernard McGinley, Umerafad and Odhran McGinley, Gortnalake. This weeks jackpot will be €5,850.
Well done to Marie O’Reilly who was on the Donegal team that played Armagh in the Ladies Ulster final, in Tyrone on Sunday last.
Well done also to Danny Toye who played in the mini- games at half-time during the Derry, Donegal match in Celtic Park,on Sunday.
The Parish League resumes on this Sunday 1st June at 2pm at the Bridge. All donations of sandwiches and home baking will be greatly appreciated. The next blitz for the Under 8’s takes place in Milford, on this Friday the 30th May, with Gaoth Dobhair and Robert Emmetts also taking part
The Bridge was the venue for the first Under 10s blitz of the season on Saturday last. Numbers were small for the home team but the boys that were there put in spirited performances against the visiting Gaoth Dobhair, Cloghaneely and McCools teams. Connor Neely and Andy Ward being the stand out players. The next under 10’s blitz is on Saturday the 6th of June.
The under 12s continued there good start to the season with a hard fought win over local rivals Cloughaneely on Monday evening in Falcarragh. Carlos O’Reilly and Keith Stewart excelling for the first team and Aoife Kelly, Joshua Bradley and Leo Brennan also played well for the second team. The next under 12’s match is home to Fanad Gaels on Monday the 1st of June.
With the summer holidays just around the corner we are pleased to announce that Letterkenny Gaels will be holding summer camps in hurling, camogie and football. The hurling camp runs from the 7th; camogie from the 16th. For more information contact, 085 1743228 for hurling, 086 8163605 for camogie 086 7325955 for Football.
The U-14 Hurlers made their exit at the semi-final stage of the league last week at home to Setanta. Next up for the lads is a championship game at home to Carndonagh on the 5th. It was also great to see another Gaels player, Aaron Bradley, involved with the London GAA senior team in the Connaught championship against Galway. Jim Farrell is currently co-ordinating the Cash for Clobber fundraiser. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club and also helps unclutter your wardrobes. Contact Jim at 086 0566893 to arrange your bag or give the clothes directly to any club member.
The club are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic football squad.The numbers in our club lotto have increased to 28. Any members of Friends of the Gaels wishing to change their weekly numbers should contact John McDermott or Sharon Harnet.
The lotto numbers drawn at the weekend were 01, 05, 11, 13, 19,Bonus 4. The €100 winner was Patricia Shiels, Fanavolty, €50 winner was Seamus Friel snr, Doaghbeg. Jackpot next week is €2,800. Come on buy a ticket and try your luck while supporting your local club .
Thanks to St Eunans who hosted the blitz last Friday evening in the O’Donnell Park. Our U 9 team played two games against St Eunans and Milford, playing really well and winning both games. The U10 team played two games winning against St Eunans before losing to a very well drilled Milford side.
We are hosting a blitz this weekend, looks like it may be Friday evening, Martin will be in contact with all the parent’s of the children taking part via text during the week to confirm day and time, need plenty help please with the refreshments after the blitz.
The clubs Sports Day for Fanad and Kerrykeel schools is being held this year on 10th June in Pairc Uí Siail, Portsalon. If any of you would like to help out on the day, please let Bridie Doherty or Margaretta McConigley know asap please.
Get your child’s place booked as this Camp always proves to be a popular week of fun and games. For further info see www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie or contact Fiona Shiels.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The lucky dip winners were Victor Kearney, Drimark and Una O’Malley, C/O Cathal McMonigle. Both will receive €50 each. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 18 and 22. Next week’s jackpot stands at €2300. The club is calling on all our members and supporters to renew subscriptions. The club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers or to assistant treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. Congratulations to Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and Luke Keaney in their championship win over Derry in Celtic Park. Well done to Eoin Gorrell, Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala , Aaron Culloo, Scoil Saint Francis Barnesmore, Kevin Canny, Scoil an Leanabh Iosa, Killymard who were selected by Cumann na mBunscol and played in the mini games at half time during the Dun na nGall versus Doire championship game in Celtic Park on Sunday last. A huge well done to Kate Keaney in representing Ulster Ladies and winning the Inter Provincials at the weekend. Good luck and best wishes to U14 boys and mentors wGood luck to Mark Sweeney and his U14 boys hurling in Division Two final against Setanta. The 60th Anniversary of Tír Conaill Park being opened will take place on Friday 6th June. The ground was officially opened on the 6th June 1954. The Club is launching a new initiative of “Tirconaill virtual sod”, a fundraiser to mark this occasion. Details will be on the website www.fourmastersgaa.com.
Would you like your business to feature on our Killotto envelopes? Each year the club sells approximately 20,000 envelopes, reaching a huge audience on a weekly basis. Contact Sarah Tully 0863311733 for further info. The club will be 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 Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park. You can drop off any evening during training this week into dressing room four or contact 0863311733 and we can arrange collection from your door. There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 17,24,25,30 . Next weeks jackpot is €1650 and match 3 is €180. The senior ladies will play glen on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm, in Glen.
The Slotto numbers drawn on May 17th were 4, 1, 5, 2, 3, 6, 7. The jackpt was not won. Consolation prize to Eamon Kelly, Main Street, Mountcharles. The numbers drawn on May 24 th were 5, 6, 4, 2, 1, 7, 3. The jackpot was not won. Consolation prize to Eugene Carr, Mountcharles. The jackpot this weekend is €3,600.
The next monthly meeting will take place this Wednesday 28th May at 9pm. in the Clubhouse.
The thirds continued their unbeaten run with a good victory over Naomh Conaill on Saturday evening last by a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-9.The winners of “the last man standing” are Ollie Horgan and Ryan Hunter who both recieve €125 each. The Reserves had a good victory away to St. Michaels.The under 14s are in the All County league final this Friday May 30th against Downings with time and venue to be confirmed. This is a fantastic achievement for our boys. A special congratulations to the 10s Community games team who are now through to Ulster. Anyone involved in underage teams in whatever capacity must return Garda vetting certificates to George Simmons as soon as possible. The treasurers have asked that any monies collected by underage managers to please hand it in as soon as possible. Finally, a hearty congratulations to county men Michael, Neil and Cormac for a job well done in the Ulster championship at Celtic Park, on Sunday.
The club’s 8k Fun Run/Walk takes place this Saturday, May 31st at 11am, beginning at our clubhouse. Registration from 10:30am, Adults €10, Children €5 and families €15. All welcome to attend and take part. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, all photographs and articles will be photocopied and sent back immediately. For anyone wishing to sign up to this process please email email@example.com with the subject “Naomh Ultan Newsletter”. All support would be greatly appreciated.