This week’s latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA Clubs at home and abroad.
Commiserations to our senior ladies who were defeated by an extremely strong Termon Sunday’s county senior final in Convoy. The lotto numbers for September 2nd for Jackpot of €3900 were 1, 4, 7, 2, 6, 8 ,5, 3. Mary Herron matched three numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot is €3950.
The seniors kept up the winning ways last Saturday evening, with a seven point win over Red Hughs. This win along with Aodh Ruadh’s defeat away to Urris means that we are now top of Division Three.
A win away to Urris in our last league game will see us gain promotion as league champs. This game will likely take place after the championship ends. The reserves also defeated Red Hughs on Saturday evening.
The ladies side are at home to Cloughaneely in the league on Friday evening at 7pm.
Our U10s brought their year to an end last Friday, competing in the end of year blitz in Ardara. With only one defeat on the evening they maintained the high standards of the season.
The Parish league got off to a great start last Thursday, with a high skill and fun level in all the games. It continues this Thursday at 6pm, bigí linn!
There will be a club meeting in the clubhouse on Wednesday at 9pm, all welcome.
Deadline for ordering All Ireland Final tickets is this Thursday 9.00, contact Martin Carr 087 6797995 Kevin McGinley 086 8591849 or Seamus Kennedy 074 9739049.
The club understands that everybody wants tickets to the final. We will ensure the ticket allocation is done in a fair manner. We will have two nights that people can apply for tickets. The are Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th. 8 pm - 10.30 pm. Strictly no orders will be taken after theses dates. We will accept written requests hand delivered to any senior executive member. 1 ticket application per adult member. Membership is closed.
The Under 17 Camogie final took place in Milford on Friday evening. Our opponents once again were Burt. The final score was 2-5 to 2-2 for Mac Cumhaills. Well done to all the girls and coaches.
The club was asked to enter a team in the prestigious Carryduff under 9 tournament.Teams from Donegal, Down, Derry, Armagh, Tyrone and Dublin took part. We played St Brigids, Michael Davitts and Caryduff, all from Belfast in the group stages. We came through top of the group unbeaten. Our next opponents were the famous St Galls. In a tight match our lads came through once again. It was then onto the final and Clann Na Gael. In a pulsating final, our lads were two up at halftime. Playing with the wind in the second halftime boys pushed on and won by four. This was a great display from these young men. They scored 33 and only conceded 6 scores in the tournament. To finish the perfect day, Jim McGuinness was at the club when the triumphant team returned home.
There were no winners of this weeks Lotto jackpot of €10,000. Numbers drawn were 19,25,26 and 28. There were no match three winners. Three names drawn out were Tony Hutton, Imelda Bonnar and Pauline McDaid. They each receive €30. Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.
The winning Lotto numbers this week are 4,16,18,22. Match three winner is Paddy Doherty of Ballinamore Fintown. This weeks sellers are Bryan Faul and Noel McDevitt with the jackpot standing at an inviting €5140.
The Seniors had a great victory over Glenties by a single score to pick up two more points in the league,while the Reserves were narrowley beaten by Glenties. The Thirds meanwhile march on and are in the Junior B County final this Sunday. They play Ardara in Tir Conaill Park Donegal Town. This is a fantastic achievement and your support for the boys will be much appreciated.
The minors lost to Termon by two points in the championship last Wednesday night. The under 13 boys had a comfortable victory away to Letterkenny Gaels on a scoreline of 2-4 to 9-13. The U-16s had a great victory over Milford in the championship on Monday evening. They won 4-13 to 3-8. They are now into the quarter-final with date and venue yet to be decided.
The Mothers and Others continues every Wednesday with a new training time of 7.30 to 8.30 at the training pitch. There will be a Coffee Morning in aid of the girls underage training fund in the Club house this Sunday 14th from 11am to 2pm. A special thanks must go to the following who are sponsoring prizes on the day; Donegal Stationery Co, Cormac Gallagher Go Station,Nail Guns Letterkenny, Hughie McDaid Bread,and Sarah Mc Devitt of “Sarahs Dozen Treats”
The seniors and reserves play their last game of the season this Sunday. The u8 team have a blitz in Termon next Saturday the 13th at 11am, teams taking part are Termon, Gaile Fhanada, Gaoth Dobhair and Cloughaneely.
The U10s have a few blitz’s in the next month. Tickets are on sale for County Team Fund Draw, some great prizes including All-Ireland final tickets. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. The clubwould like to congratulate Fr Liam Boyle on his ordination to the priesthood.
Last call for Gaeil Fhánada Club tickets - draw which will take place at end of September. Anyone interested please contact any committee member. A night with a difference, Crazy Vegas Fun Casino Night, sounds flash but it’s really just a great night’s craic for all the family, more details later.
Aodh Ruadh are staging the chat night to end all chat night’s ahead of the All-Ireland final with Joe Brolly, Brian McEniff, Kevin Cassidy and Brendan Devenney heading up the bill in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel on Thursday, 18th September. Sean Perry will be your host as the experts assess Donegal’s chances of All-Ireland glory. We also have an undercard shaping up nicely with Niall McCready and Sylvester Maguire already signed up and Donegal Democrat Editor Michael Daly putting the searching questions. Doors are at 7pm and a great night’s entertainment is assured. Tickets priced just €10 are available in Shannon’s Corner, Pearse O’Neill’s and McCosker’s Centra.
Aodh Ruadh made their fifth and final trip to Inishowen for this division three league campaign to play their penultimate game at Urris. Both teams had much to play for but for very different reasons, Aodh Ruadh looking to win promotion out of the league, and Urris needing the points to make sure they avoided the drop down from it. In the end Urris’s need proved the greater as they emerged 0-10 to 0-8 winners after a tough encounter.
Aodh Ruadh reserves made the long trip to Clonmany on Saturday afternoon for the final away league game of the season. The Erne men knew that a win would wrap up the league title, but following Urris’s 0-7 to 0-6 victory Aodh Ruadh will have to wait a wee while longer before laying hold of the league honours. Urris clung on to win by the narrowest of margins. The wide count for Aodh Ruadh was at least 16, and in a day where there was so little between the sides, a bit more composure in front of goal would have won this game. The Aodh Ruadh defensive unit were solid keeping the hosts to a low score, and there was good energy in the middle and half forward lines. Nicky Sheerin won a sight of ball when he moved out to the half forward line. We have a full match report by David McLoone up on aodhruadh.org.
The under 16 championship dreams ended with a 1-14 to 1-10 defeat to Naomh Conaill in Glenties on Monday evening. It was a sorely disappointing evening for players and management, having been two points down at half time there was the real chance of forcing the contest to the third game. Unfortunately for Ballyshannon poor passing in the final third of the field proved our downfall and Glenties managed to get a good few turnovers on the back of this. Aodh Ruadh were without Dylan Gallagher who was injured, but Glenties had their injury problems too so there are no excuses offered on that account. Shane Dorrian was unlucky to see a gallant goal effort come back off the post and had that score gone in it would have drawn the game level with 10 minutes to go and the closing stages could have taken a different complexion. There were encouraging performances from Ronan McMullin and Gareth Sheerin, but beating Saint Eunan’s in the league county semi-final will require more intelligent and precise passing and better decision making in the final third of the field.
The Bakery Cup starts this Saturday 4.30pm - 5.30pm with a light training session.
The Under 10s did very well down in Ardara on the finals day last Friday and were unlucky not to come away with the spoils. We will be having the final skills test of the season on Friday evening at 6.30pm. Then on Saturday we will be hosting senior and junior teams from Glencar Manorhamilton, Melvin Gaels, Grange and St Naul’s for the annual Mick Shannon Under 10 tournament. Prizes for the second under 8 skills test will be presented at this Friday’s training which will be at the usual time of 6.30 pm. On Saturday the under 8s will be taking part in the Southern Minor Board finals day. The blitz takes place in Ballintra with Aodh Ruadh, Naomh Bríd, Naomh Ultan and Bundoran taking part. We will need assistance with transport to this game. All players, along with anyone available to drive to the blitz, are asked to assemble at Fr Tierney Park at 9.30 am this Saturday morning.
The senior hurlers final competitive game of the season is down for this Saturday in O’Donnell Park, where they take on St Eunan’s in the championship,.
The under 16s had a good win against Carndonagh in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on Thursday. A much improved all round performance in the second half saw us run out convincing winners 3-15 to 2-6. The lads now play old rivals Buncrana this Thursday in the championship semi final in Buncrana.
The under 12s had a narrow win over Letterkenny Gaels in Fr Tierney Park on Thursday, this very young team have had a tough campaign, but it was encouraging to finish the league with a win. They have now qualified for the C final which they play this Thursday against Burt in Hibernian Park, Burt.
On Saturday last our under 8s made the short trip to Belleek to play Erne Gaels in a couple of challenge games. We had 20 players and fielded two teams. All had great fun, it’s great to see our neighbours taking up the caman again.
This Sunday sees the final all-county blitz for the season for the under 8s and under 10s at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy.
There will be a Donegal-themed social night in the Bridgend this Saturday 13th September with a viewing of the All-Ireland minor and senior semi-final victories over Dublin. There will be a few special guests present who will be able to give an inside view on how the minor game went! There will also be a draw for an All-Ireland final ticket with raffle tickets being sold on the night and all proceeds going to Aodh Ruadh.
There will be a Know Your Sport quiz in Melly’s Bar this Friday 12th September in support of the Donegal GAA training fund. The action gets under way at 9 pm so get yourself a team, pull on your county colours and test your sporting knowledge against the best quiz master Peter Gallagher can throw at you!
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,200. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Patsy McShea, Ballintra; Eamon Maguire, Clyhore; Anita Murray, The Mall; Claire Brosnan, Cluain Barron; and Mary Butler, Erne Dale Heights. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,300 takes place at 8.30pm in Pat’s Bar on Sunday.
All at the community and country at large were deeply saddened with the death of Jim White. As the club has an extremely wide association with the Abbey Hotel and with Jim, who has always been a loyal club member. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and staff. Our deepest sympathy to all his entire family. Ar Deis Dia go raibh an anam Dilis.
Congratulations to Maeve Espey club treasurer and Peadar on the birth of their new baby boy from all in the club. Applications have been received by the club and ticket orders have closed. Further information will follow on Facebook and by text to club members.
Pride of place this week must go to our under 10 boys who won out at the Division One finals evening in Ardara on Friday last. Competing against the best that the south of the county has to offer our boys stood up to the tests that were provided and passed them with flying colours. We were grouped with teams from Naomh Conaill, kilcar and Naomh Columba. Our two teams played each of these clubs recording five wins and a draw. The other group consisted of St Nauls, Killybegs, Ardara and Aodh Ruadh. The top teams in each section also played with St Nauls edging out our boys by one point in a great game. The announcement that Four Masters were the victors was greeted with great excitement by the boys and supporters and the presentation of the inaugural Conal Gildea Shield was very greatly accepted by the captain Dan Dunnion and his band of brothers.
Thanks must go to the Gildea family for sponsoring this lovely shield in Conal’s memory and to John McConnell and the Ardara club for hosting the tournament. The Sean Dunnion Snr Memorial tournament for Under 8 footballers took place on Monday 8th September. With 40 children participating.
Four Masters Ladies U16s made the long trek west on Saturday afternoon to Naomh Mhuire in their final group game of the Division 1 16B Championship. Final score Naomh Muire 3-9 Four Masters 3-4.
Hurling and camogie training will resume on Friday 12th September between 6-8 pm, at Tir Conaill Park. To get your child involved and for further information, contact Laurence Doherty on 087 7532705.
There was no winner of the jackpot this week. This week winners of €25 were, Laurence McGrath Bronx, Trevor Bustard, Clarcam, Michael Kelly Sr, Maldoon house and Sean Gillespie, Brookfield. Numbers drawn were 3,4,6 and 10. Next week’s jackpot sits at €3,300.
Applications have been received by the club and ticket orders have closed. As of now the club are not aware of its allocation from the county board. Well done to our U-16 girls who beat Termon last week. They play St. Eunan’s in the semi-final on Tuesday. Its Scor na nOg time again and all the boys and girls under 17 who would like to participate can contact Anne Marie Sheerin at 087 274 9158 for solo singing, musical instruments, ballad groups or recitation. Roisin Campbell is organising the Ceili dancing and she can be contacted at 087 668 9275.
The Slotto draw on Saturday 30th September 1, 7, 2, 6, 4, 3, 5. The Jackpot was winner. Consolation prize of €80 to Brendan O’Neill, Letterbarrow.
The club is having a draw for two All Ireland Final tickets. There are currently lines for sale in all local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough at €5 or 5 for €20. Draw takes place on Friday eve 19th September in the clubhouse.
Tickets are currently on sale for the Donegal Team Training Fund Draw, 1st prize is €1000, 2nd Prize €500, 3rd Prize €250, 4th Prize 250 and 5th prize Two All Ireland Football Final Tickets. Tickets are €5 or €10 per book of three and they are on sale locally.
Patrons please note that this months 50 Club draw will be held at the Bingo session in the Ozanam Community Centre, in Dunfanaghy on this Sunday night the 14th September.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 4,5,7,11,13,15; the Match five was Yvonne McGarvey, Dublin who won €100. This week’s jackpot will be €6500.
The Kilotto numbers drawn 8,10,15,20 at the weekend. The Jackpot was not win. The four match 3 numbers each winning €15 they were Flor Nolan, Michael McShane, Abigail O’Hara McNelis and Paul Gallagher Next weeks Kilotto Jackpot is €2,400.
The senior ladies won on Sunday 3-7 to 4-2. The CCC have decided to cancel all U21 championship games until further notice.
The 2014 Strictly Come Dancers are Linda McCabe & Barry O’Hara;
Teresa White & Willie Cool Mc Callig; Niamh Harrison Gatins & Shaun Curran; Jamie McGowan & Pauric Connaghan; Arlene Cuinnea & Martin Quinn; Bernie Heraty & Pauric Gallagher; Sinead Mc Ginty & James Pat Cunningham;Kirsty Buchanan & John Razda Cunningham
Roll on 25th October in the Blue Haven! Watch this page for each couples progress and more updates.
The senior made the long journey to Glencolmcille to take on Naomh Columba on Saturday evening. They lost out by seven points.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 5, 13, 22 agus 23 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,400 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Dolores McGowan St. Peter’s Tce., Jamie Ryan Tubberkeen, Pat Sweeney England, David Alcorn Burtonport agus Tony & Kathleen Boyle Keadue.
Bhain Catherine Patterson as Cois Locha €150 agus bhain Joseph McGowan as Chapel Rd., Marie Seosamh Ni Chnaimhsi, Kate McCole as Sheskinarone agus Anne Davidson as Meenbanad €100 ag an bhingo.
The 12th draw of the fifth series of Club 200 was held at the bingo and the winners are as follows: 1st €1,000 - Mary Vryonidou, Church Lane, 2nd € 500 - Sheila Cooke, Croveigh, 3rd € 300 - Cathal Mc Cole, Fairhill Lodge, 4th € 100 – Jim Gallagher, Drimlaughdrid, 5th € 100 - Ann Ward, County Lane.
The club would like to extend its thanks to the people who were part of the fifth series of Club 200. Going forward its the intention of the club to continue into a sixth series of Club 200 and we ask all existing members would they let their card holders know their intentions to continue within the draw. We would also welcome new members and should anyone have any questions please contact Tony Boyle on 086-3871216 or Aideen Gillen on 087-9340706. The 1ast draw of the sixth series will take place on the 28th of September 2014 at the bingo.
This was an historic weekend for the Dungloe GAA as the club house was officially opened. The special guest was Aogán Ó Fearghail, President elect of the GAA, who officially opened the club house. He was joined by Martin McAvinney, President of the Ulster Council, Sean Dunnion, Chairman, Donegal County Board, Fr Aodhan Cannon, President, Dungloe GAA Club, other members of the Ulster Council and Donegal County Board. The club would like to express its gratitude to the all its members and entire community for its help in organising this special night. We had a huge turn out from all our young players and this was followed up with food with entertainment provided by so many of our local musicians and dancers. Finally a special mention has to go to the ladies of Dungloe GAA, spear headed by our secretary Ellen Scally, Bridgeen Doherty minor board secretary and so many other ladies who looked after our special guests so well and had the club house looking pristine.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our under 14 hurlers on Sunday morning with the bake sale at the club house. Dungloe secured a semi final place in Division 2 on Saturday with a hard fought match against Dunkineely. Best for Dungloe were Patrick Mc Garvey,Ethan Ward, Aiden Mc Hugh, Adam McCaffrey and Dylan Boyle.
Scorers : Jerome Boyle 2-3, Ben Boyle 2-2, Dominic Docherty 2-0, Dylan Boyle 1-1, Aiden Mc Hugh 1-1, Mark Bonner 1-0 and Aaran Ward 0-1.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The Club lotto letters for September 2nd drawn were DL,KK,WD WX. Five people matched two combinations they were Rory O’Donnell, Jack Gillespie, Mairead McElchar,Margaret Mc Devitt and Daniel and Jason McMullan. The Jackpot next week is €4050.
The minor girls are away to Annagry on Saturday morning. The Airtricity Windmill Walk takes place on September 27th and we would like as many of our members/supporters as possible to do the walk. The more Walkers /Runners we have the more Money we will receive so if you feel up to the challenge why not give it a go.
Well done to our U16’s who beat Aodh Ruadh in the Division One Championship good luck in the next round lads.
Best of luck to Our U16 Ladies who are taking on Moville in the semi-final on Thursday at home.
We would like to congratulate both Declan and the minors and Jim and the senior on reaching the All Ireland Final especially our Glenties men well done boys and the very best of luck in the final. The lotto numbers for September 2nd were 1-9-11-26. There was no jackpot winner. €50 went to Rj Peak, Northern Ireland and Loran McGinty, Brockagh. Next week’s jackpot is €2,300
In the fourth 200 club draw result the €500 went to Ann Furey, Ard McGill and €100 went to Rachel O’Donnell, Kilraine, Philip Rodgers, Main Street, Hughie Molloy, Station Road, Michael Furey, Ard Patrick and Stephen McCahill, Ardara.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The senior team completed the treble last weekend following their victory over Fulham Irish in the league final played at Ruislip.
The Gaels gave many of their squad players a start in this fixture with places up for grabs for the forthcoming All-Ireland quarter final on December 14th.
Early points from Joe Feeney and Darren Gilsenan got us off to a good start and a Cathal Magee goal kept us in the lead at the break by 1-5 to 0-6.
Fulham responded early in the second with a goal to take the lead before we hit back with a Gilsenan goal, further points from Magee, Mitchell and Feeney had the game level going into injury time, step up Liam Gavaghan who had a outstanding game throughout to slot over the winning score and bring further silverware back to Greenford.
Best on the day were Aidan Downes, Aaron Bradley, Liam Gavaghan and Darren Gilsenan.
Long serving member Gabriel Donohoe who passed away in June will have his ashes spread over our grounds on Sunday 28th September. This is not a misprint, yes we play Fulham Irish for the third weekend on the bounce with a Conway Cup quarter final match at Ruislip on Sunday 12 noon.
The lotto numbers drawn were 1-5-10-17. The jackpot of £2,750 was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Brendan McAtarnsay, c/o TCG, Eugene Meehan, Luke Kavanagh, P Callaghan, Co Meath.
This weeks jackpot stands at £2,800. Draw takes place on Thursday in clubhouse.
There is a club Meeting this Thursday 11th in the Tea Rooms, Towney at 9 pm.
As part of the build up to this years minor and senior All Ireland finals Ocean FM are broadcasting from Aislann Cill Chartha on Thursday 18th September from 7-10 pm.
Our Under 10’s travelled to Ardara on Friday evening for an enjoyable blitz a good evening was had by all. Under 13’s were at home to Four Masters on Wednesday evening last this was their first defeat in the league of the season.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,000 this week’s numbers were 9, 10, 15 and 22 winners were: €50 Seamus Gamty (c/o Agnes Cunningham) €30 Aodhan McGinley (Derrylaghan) and €20 Ann Marie Byrne (Muckross). Lotto Plus numbers 1, 2, 24 and 26 there was no winner.
Attached and below are the Naomh Colmcille Weekly GAA notes.
Adrian Marsh (087 2873076)
The seniors got back to winning ways on Saturday evening. The reserves had no fixture this week.
Ticket requests for the Donegal v Dublin All-Ireland final must be received in writing or by email (email@example.com) by Monday (8th) at 8:00 pm.
The seniors recorded a vital win at Carndonagh on Saturday evening. Full time score Carndonagh 0-5 3-11 Naomh Colmcille. The result, combined with Aodh Ruadh’s loss at Urris, means the lads are well in contention towards the top of the Division 3 table.
The U16s had a great win at Red Hughs in the Championship on Monday evening. Full time score Red Hughs 0-5 5-10 Naomh Colmcille.
There will be a meeting for players and parents of the girls team next Wednesday (10th) at 6:30 pm. Training afterwards at 7:00 pm
There was no correct prediction in the Guess the Score competition for the Donegal v Dublin match . The club will be running another guess the score competition for the final against Kerry; further details to follow.
The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.
Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.
Congrats to Kelvin, Amanda and Eoin Callaghan on the birth of baby Ava.
Training and Match Schedule.
Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.
Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.
Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Players to be down for 6:45 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. See Facebook for further updates.
U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U10. Training continues Friday 12th September at 6:30 pm.
U10. Training continues Friday 12th September at 6:30 pm.
Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training Wednesday (10th) at 7:00 pm (following players/parents meeting).
See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.
Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.
This week’s numbers are 16, 11, 13, 8, 2 and the most correct winners are Richard McFadden, Frankie Callaghan and Marian McHugh who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €6,150. Last week’s results will be included in next week’s notes.
It was league action for both teams at home to Aodh Ruadh on Saturday night and both achieved excellent wins.
The MATCH “N” WIN numbers drawn on Thursday September 4th were 2, 3, 13 & 20. The €15 winners were Annie Duffy, Urris, Margaret McCauley, Moville, Vera Walker, Tullagh, Kathleen & Elisha C/o Bingo and Sorcha & Nathan Doherty, Culdaff. Next week jackpot is €700.
The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize- €500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football Final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.
The official opening of the new clubhouse is on Sunday September 28th.