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Tickets are now on sale for the finale of Strictly Come Dancing on Friday the 9th of May priced at €15 each. There will be no admission at the door without a ticket.
Well done to the U-12 girls who played their first blitz of the year in Glenties on Saturday. The girls played very well in all four games winning two of them. There was great team work on show from all the girls and some great scores. For some of the girls this was their first blitz and they played very well. All the girls should be very proud of themselves. The team was Zara Gibson, Orla Mc Elchar, Aimee Callaghan, Maddison White, Aoife Bradley, Eadaoin Whyte, Caitlin Geary, Aine Gallagher, Latisha Rowan, Kassey Thrope, Lauren Mc Menamin, Roisin Doherty, Serena Merritt, Elin Gallen O Dwyer, Amy Lafferty, Molly Gillespie Tiffany Marley.
The U14 girls defeated Convoy on a score line of 5-7 to 5-1. The girls showed great heart and determination. The team was Zara Gibson,Maryrose Bradely,Alannah Mc Menamin,Caitlin Geary,Nicola Callaghan,Cathy Callaghan,Kate Carlin,Daniella Jensen,Alanna O Donnell,Latisha Rowan,Eimear Gallagher,Aimee Callaghan,Karen Gallen,Maddison White,Alannah Sweeney,Aine Gallagher,Erin Doherty,Kassey Thrope.
The minors are division two Northern Board champions. It was a perfect evening for a game in Convoy. They defeated St Michael’s in the final and now play Na Rossa/Dungloe in the semi-final on Wednesday.
The senior men have been without a game for two weeks and are eager to get back in action this weekend. The senior ladies open their league campaign at home this Thursday against Convoy. Throw in is 7pm. This weeks lotto results. The numbers drawn were 3,8,6,1,7,5,4,2. One winner matched 5 numbers. Well done to Mary Coyle Monellan who won €50. Next week’s Jackpot is €3900. This weeks 100+ winner was number 34 which was won by Alex Doherty Mounthall who receives €100.
The position of Club P.R.O is still vacant anyone who would like to fill the vacancy or find out more of what the job entails feel free to contact Kathy on 087 7647168 any-time after 5pm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The senior team completed their final championship seeding match at Ruislip with victory over Fulham Irish, on Sunday.
It was a decent performance so early in the season with special mention for Philip Butler and Brendan McAtarnsay who excelled in defence, Strong running from Mark Gottsche in midfield with Liam Gavaghan up front showing he will be heavily involved this year’s senior championship. Final score TCG 3-10, Fulham Irish 0-7. The junior team return to action this Sunday 4th May were they play in the McArdle Cup final against Moindearg at Ruislip.
The young guns were beat in two finals last year and hope to seal a cup this term, however playing against a much more experienced and improving Moindearg will test them to the limit.
The club would like to thank everyone who has helped out with vital works to the clubhouse over the past two weeks.
The main bar has had a much needed makeover with the external having a tart up, more works are required over the coming weeks and the club would appreciate if members can make themselves available. Contact facilities manager Maurice Carr on 07843429921 for diary of works.
The ladies board are hosting a fundraising quiz night this Friday 2nd May in the clubhouse.
Entry fee is £20 for a team of four, on the night their will be a raffle with spot prizes, snacks served to all competing teams. Proceedings start at 9pm sharp.
On Saturday 10th May the club will hold our annual presentation night in the clubhouse.
On the night medals will be presented out to the successful teams of 2013 along with player of the year award for men’s and ladies teams.
The club would like to congratulate club physiotherapist Kate Mooney on her recent engagement.
The annual Peter McGlynn Memorial Tournament takes place at Greenford on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May. The club is delighted that Peter’s parents, Michael and Margaret McGlynn, will be traveling over from Ireland to attend.
At this years ABC tournament at Greenford in July, the Gaels of Britain will again be attempting to break the World record at having the most amount of people on a pitch playing a game of football.
Lotto results for 24/04/2014. The Jackpot was £1,850, The numbers drawn were 3-11-20-22, There was no winners. The £25 lucky dip winners were Eddie McLoughlin, Garryowen GFC, Margaret, c/o Conningham Arms, Jim Cunningham, c/o T O Connor Three Wishes, Gavin McEvoy, TCG.
This week’s jackpot will be £1,900 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 1st May, Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com
The Club Iorras winners for April were €50-John Joe and Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo; €30-Mathew Mc Laughlin, Letter; €20-Patsy & Mary Devlin, Annaugh.
Match ‘N’ Win for April 24th numbers were 8, 14, 19.The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Rose Bradley, Cross, Darragh Friel, Dunaff, Mary Diver, Roxtown, David McConnell, Buncrana and Denise Doherty, Roxtown. The Jackpot next week is €1,380.
Both the seniors and the reserves lost away at the weekend against Aodh Ruadh. The ladies opened their campaign at home in Division 3 on Saturday against Naomh Columba. They lost 4-10 to 7-4. Underage results from last week. The U14 boys beat St. Michaels by 8-9 to 4-2 and the U16s beat Burt 1-8 to 1-6 in Burt, in their opening game of season.
The Lotto numbers for jackpot of €2950 were 5,8,7, 3,6,2,1, 4. There was no winner. Next week’s Jackpot is €3000. Congratulations to our Reserves who won well against Downings on Saturday night to 2-15 to 0-8. Congratulations to our Couples Katy and Brian and Paddy and Aisling who both made it through to the finals of the Strictly Come Dancing last Saturday. Tickets for the final on the 9th of May are €15 and can be purchased from any of the dancers or Kathleen McGlynn.
The minors took on Gaoth Dobhair in the Northern Board U18 Division 1 semi-final at Convoy on Wednesday last. Unfortunately Gaoth Dobhair had built up a strong lead at half time and extended that lead in the second half.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 3, 20, 17, 16, 10 and the most correct winners (matching four numbers) are John and Jim (Peter’s bar) who win €75. Next week’s jackpot €5,200. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota.
Names are now being taken for members looking for a ticket to the Derry versus Donegal championship game on May 25th. Please contact Stephanie Kyles for details (0876307570). Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend were 6, 18, 23 and 24. There was no winner of the jackpot of €3220. Consolation prizes went to Grace McCallig, c/o Gary McCallig, Michael Shovlin, Killybegs and Hugh Maloney . Next week’s draw will take place in McIntyres and the jackpot now stands at €3260. The senior team had a convincing win over Convoy at home on Saturday evening. Final score was 2-16 to 0-13. The reserves, after a very spirited fight, lost out to a strong Convoy side. This year’s Fun Run/Walk has been scheduled to take place on Saturday May 31st, details to follow in the coming weeks. 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.
An Clochán Liath
Bad aid 7, 13, 18 agus 20 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Denis Bonner, Burtonport, Siobhan Joyce, Tuberkeen, Declan Martin, Belcruit, agus Rose Higgins, Letterkenny.
The winners of the Club 200 raw are €1000 Maura McCole, Meenmore, €500 Harry Bradley, Cloughglass, €300 Jeannie Sweeney, Sheskinarone, €100 Packie McDevitt, Craugheyboye agus €100 Gerard McElwee, Littlebridge.
Well done to Danny Rodgers, Adam Neely, John McDyre and Christian Bonner on winning the Ulster Minor Leage final against Tyrone.
Dungloe hurlers played Carndonagh on Thursday evening last in Dungloe in conditions perfect for hurling. Dungloe weathered some early pressure with the full back line defending very well, particularly Brendan Boyle and Odhran McGonagle. Dungloe began to dominate possession in around the centre and began to lay off good ball into the half forwards and full forward line. Dungloe lead by 2-3 to 0-1 at half time. Dungloe continued to dominate in the second half and ran out winners by 4-8 to 2-1. All future notifications to club members will now be posted on Facebook rather than by text. It is therefore important to keep an eye out for messages regarding ordering / pick up point of tickets etc for the coming season. If you think you would be going to up coming Donegal County matches, could you contact me well in advance to make your ticket bookings. Could you pass this message on to other club members, especially those who may not use Facebook, please feel free to contact me any time if you have any queries, thank you Ellen Scally.
The club are hosting another brilliant night of entertainment on May 3rd and 10th. Family Fortunes will be in the clubhouse. Teams of five will pit their wits against each other. There will be prizes for winners and runners up. Teams are to be at the club for 9.45 pm.
Well done to all the children who took part in the Easter Camp. We had three brilliant days of fun and games in the brilliant sunshine. Massive thanks to all the coaches and helpers who gave up their time to make the camp the success it was.
The under 14B team played Glenfin on Friday evening 25th April 2014. The team was: J. Lafferty, K. Doherty, M. Doherty, S Griffin , S. Carlin, J. Burke, C. Gallen F. Doherty. N. Gallen, S. Rowan, C. Gallagher, S. O Donnell, C. Doherty, D. Mc Cafferty, C. Maguire, C. Mc Cormick, P. Byrne, J. Gallagher.
Sean Mac Cumhaills opened the scoring with a point but Glenfin replied with three points, Sean MacCumhaills added three more points and a goal to leave the half time score 1-4 to 0-3.
On the restart Sean Mac Cumhaills scored a further goal and three more points and were dominant at this stage of the game. Sean MacCumhaills finished with a goal to leave the full timne score 3-7 to Glenfin’s 2-7.
The third team made the short trip to O Donnell Park in their second game and won 3-11 to 1-8. The scorers were Karl Hughes 1-1,Gavin Doherty 0-2,Anthony Patton 0-1,David White 0-4,Mark O Sullivan 0-1,Alan Patton1-1 Mark Griffin 1-0. There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 3,11,21 and 30. There were three match 3 winners. Maureen McGlinchey, Andrew Doherty and Angela Dunnion receive €50 each.
The seniors defeated neighbours Killybeg,s in the Frankie Daniels Memorial final last Saturday evening by 3-10 to 2-11 in Fintra.
The ladies thad their first outings of the season last week on Thursday they were narrowly defeated in the Gaeltacht by Termon and on Sunday they lost to Buncrana in the opening match of the league. The Under 14s had another good victory over Naomh Ultan last Wednesday evening.
The final score Cill Chartha 6-11, Naomh Ultan 0-6.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,100 this week’s numbers were 2, 6, 10 and 14. The winners were €50 - Mary Breslin, Largy, €30- Brighid Ní Ghadhra, Gleann Cholm Cille and €20- Neily Byrne, Curris. Lotto Plus numbers 1, 2, 13 and 21 there was no winner. For the latest news visit our website www.kilcarcargaa.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA.
Pride of place this week must go to our excellent minor team, who were crowned Southern Minor League Division 1 Champions. A great team performance last Wednesday evening, saw them beat a gallant Ardara by a goal. Much credit must go to all the lads, Noel and Declan for all the hard work, so far this season. At the moment we are due to play St Eunans in Glenties this Wednesday 30th at 7pm. Last Friday our U-14 girls had a nail biting win over Ardara in Pairc na nGael, well
done girls. They are due to play Kilcar, away in the next match. All houses in the parish should have recieved letters regarding the club’s 50/50 Draw and in the next week club representatives will doing follow up calls around the parish.
Beidh na dhá fhoireann sinsear sa gclub, fír agus bán, ag glacadh páirt i gComórtas Peil na Gaeltachta i Naomh Mhuire ag deireadh seachtaine seo chugain. Beidh foireann ag glacadh párt i gComórtas Tráth na gCéist thíos agus beidh Aisling Ní Churraighín mar Cailín Gaelach on gclub. Ádh mhóir orabh uilig.
The seniors and reserves continued their season with wins over Naomh Padraig Muff on Saturday evening last.
Congratulations to Eimear Quinn on winning the recent Feile skills competition. She now goes on to represent Donegal at Feile 2014 later in the year.
In Camogie our 5th and6th class girls travelled to Four Masters and came away with a good win.
Well done to our girls on the Donegal U16 Camogie squad who took part in the Pan Celtic Camogie competition at the weekend. They were unlucky to lose out in the semi-final.
Last week’s lotto numbers were 2, 8, 27 and 28. Match 3 winner was Catherine Morgan, Friends of the Gaels. This week’s lotto numbers are 7, 20, 21, & 22. Match 3 winner was Seamus Mc Laughlin, Friends of the Gaels. 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 U16 lads start their season this Friday 2nd May at 7pm at home to Robert Emmetts. All support welcome.The U8 & U10 hurlers played in their first blitz of the year in Convoy last weekend. We won 5 out of 8 games in what was a very competitive and enjoyable day.
Hurling training for U6, U8, U10 and U12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurleys and helmets provided for training.
Club members wishing to avail of Club Donegal should contact Jim on 0862271435. Membership includes free admission to all Club League & Championship games in the county for 2014.
With regard to home and car insurance we have teamed up with Liberty Insurance who will give €50 to the club for every new policy taken out with them before 30th April. All you have to do is nominate Letterkenny Gaels.
The Slotto draw numbers for the weekend were 3, 1, 5, 7, 2, 4, 6. There was no winner. The consolation prize of €80 to Mickey Kerrigan. A big thank you to Blue Poppy Dental Practice, Millcourt Mews, Donegal Town for sponsorship of gum shields for our senior and reserve teams. And also thanks to Donegal Times for sponsorship of footballs and to Herron’s Auto for Kits.
The pitch will be closed for maintenance work from Monday 12th to 30th May. All underage training will take place in Frosses.
The minor board will be distributing ‘Guess the Score’ sheets for Donegal’s first championship game versus Derry.
There was no jackpot winner in the St Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 2,3,4,5,10,16; there were no match 5 winners. 36 people matched 4 and their names were drawn. The winner of the €100 was Carol Stewart, Flat Roof Portnblagh . This weeks jackpot will be €5650.
The club is holding a Golf Classic at Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May. Teams of four any combination, €20 per person. For more information contact Dunfanaghy Golf Club on 0749136335.
The club extends deepest sympathy to the Hannigan family Letterkenny and the St Eunan’s on the death of John Hannigan.
The parish league begins at 2pm sharp at the Bridge on Sunday the 4th of May. Anyone who has not yet registered may do so on the day. Sandwiches and home baking would be much appreciated for tea rooms.
The seniors lost out to Moville last weekend in their latest league match. Well done to Declan, John and Christian on winning the Ulster minor league title last weekend. The minor B team play Red Hughs this week in the county Division 2 semi final.
The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The numbers drawn were 12,21,22, 23. No jackpot winner. Two lucky dips receive €50 euro each Cillian Bonner, Madavagh and Mickie J Gallagher, Dirlaught.
The club 50 draw also took place last Monday evening. Well done to Michael McCready(€300), Des McGettigan(€100) and Michael Breslin(€50).Good luck to senior footballer Cormac McHugh who gets married this Friday to Tonya Duddy.
This weeks lotto match three winner is James McMonagle with winning numbers 5,11,17,23. The Jackpot now stands at €4320. Next weeks sellers are Paddy McGinty and Manus McFadden.The next monthly meeting is on Tuesday April 29th at 9pm.
The u16s have their first league outing away to Termon this Friday May 2nd. Martin Hunter has asked that all players to assemble at the clubhouse at 5.45pm. The Gaeltacht senior semi final against Naomh Conaill will take place Sunday May 4th at the Banks Mullaghderg with a throw in at 2.30 pm. If all goes well the final is scheduled for Monday May 5th at 3.30 pm. Our thirds had a good victory over Pettigo last Saturday evening and next up for the Thirds is an away trip to MacCumhaills on Saturday May 3rd at 7pm. Our U14 boys had a good victory over Red Hughs in the league quarter final and now face Cloughaneely in the semi final on Tuesday April 29th at home with a throw in for 7 pm. The seniors play St. Michaels on Friday May 2nd down in Dunfanaghy at 7.30pm. Finally, the club would like to wish Catriona Boyle all the best in the Cailin Gaelach this Saturday night May 3rd.
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Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta will take place in the Banks this weekend (3rd-5th May). A lot of top class matches in store as well as plenty of craic.
The club’s annual Big Breakfast will take place on Sunday 4th May and tickets are available now priced at €5 for adults and €3 for children. This has been a massive success in recent years with great food and a social gathering for all members, this year should be just as good. Anyone who would like to help out on the day would be greatly appreciated. If you are available please contact ladies secretary Siobhan Mclaughlin.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 14, 20. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Martin and Margaret McDonald. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,200. Thank you for your continued support.
The weekend lotto numbers 01, 04, 09, 14, 20, Bonus 16. The €100 prize went to Colette Shiels, Rinmore, €50 - Seamus Devlin, Portsalon. Next week’s jackpot is €2,600.
The U14 boys were unfortunate to be defeated in the quarter final on Friday evening by 4-9 to 1-9. With several players missing the boys put up a superb performance against a strong Muff team. Scorers were John Friel 1-0, Mark McAteer 0-8, Eoghan Shiels 0-1.
The U-15 boys beat local rivals Milford on Monday evening in an epic battle 5-9 to 4-10. The boys were six points down with five minutes to go. The scorers were Bernard McGettigan 0-1, John Heraghty 0-1, Brandon McClafferty 3-1 and Mark McAteer 2-6.
Anyone looking for tickets for Donegal versus Derry should email Fiona at secretary.fanagaels.Donegal@gaa.ie or text her on 0851555645. No orders will be taken by phonecall. One ticket per member. Ticket allocation will be based on tickets received from the county board. All orders should be in by May 10th.
The monthly committee meeting is now put back one week and will be on next Thursday 08th May at usual time.
We have a number of match day passes on sale which may be of interest to anyone attends a lot of club fixtures. The card will give holders admittance to all senior fixtures, league and championship run by Donegal County Board. It does not include intercounty or underage games. The card offers excellent value for money. As we have a limited number, cards will be sold on a first come basis. Contact Fiona Shiels to purchase.
The clu will once again host a Cúl Camp from July 14th to 19th. Bookings can be made online at http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or you can contact Fiona Shiels if you would like to pay by instalment.
There was no lotto jackpot winner this week. The two lucky dip winners were, Michael Feeney, Gortluskey and Seamus Sheeran, Mountcharles. Both received €50 each. The numbers drawn were 6, 18, 19 and 24. The jackpot now stands at €1900.
The senior squads cordially invite you to a ‘Come Dine with Me’ dinner experience on Sunday 4th May, 7pm - 9pm. The dinner will be followed by a social gathering at Dom’s Pier 1. At this event there will be spot prizes including a signed jersey from last Sunday’s National League Final, also prizes from B-Fit gym and All Sports. For further info please speak Kieran Espey on 086 604 8997.
Club membership is still being taken please contact Paul Timoney 0872791305. The minors who won Southern Divisional B Final against Dungloe / Na Rossa and now play St Michaels on Wednesday 30th April, O ‘Donnell Park, Letterkenny at 7pm.
Well done to Marc Brown and his team of umpires, John Doogan , John Mc Glanaghy, Greg Mc Grory, Peter Wyatt, who all took charge of the Southern Minor Divisional A Final in Dunkineely.
Well done to Senior Ladies who defeated Ardara on Thursday 24th April in Tir connaill Park. Best of luck to our club Secretary Deborah Dunnion who gets married on Friday 2nd May to
Club gear is now available to order. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751. Also those that has already ordered gear that still has to be collected please do so ASAP
The ladies will take on St Eunans in the first game in Division 1 on Wednesday. Commiserations to Aisling McHugh, Lianne Boyce and Aoife Donnelly who were part of the Donegal U16s Ladies team that were knocked out of the championship by Tyrone on Easter Monday. Aisling started out corner back before being moved to half back while Lianne scored 1-1 from full forward.
The U14s take on Cloughaneely in the quarter final this Friday at 4.30pm on Friday. All players are asked to be there for 3.50pm
The U14s concluded their group matches with a loss away to Fanad Gaels last Wednesday.
After defeating Glenswilly in their opening league game, 2-17 to 0-4, the U14s girls now take on Letterkenny Gaels on Tuesday at 5.30pm.
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169. After week 10 of 11 Pat Barrett is still behind Marty Boucher who occupies top spot in the Club leaderboard, despite pat closing the gap slightly. Marty is in 18th place nationwide while Pat rose to 32nd. The top 5 are Marty Boucher 2160, Pat Barrett, 2122,Pauric Curley,1966, Cormac Friel,1933, Roisin McCormack,1892. This weeks lotto numbers were 5-11-18-20. No jackpot winner, there was one match 3 winner wins €70. Aiden McHugh, Milford. Next week’s Jackpot is €560.