This week’s latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
Well done to the seniors on their win against MacCumhaill’s in the Championship. Also congratulations to reserves who also defeated MacCumhaills.
Well done to the Four Masters Ladies team and manager Dylan Davitt and his management team, on their superb victory away to Ballymartin, in the Ulster championship.
We wish Jim McGuinness good success in his career at Celtic and all your endeavours and we also extend best wishes to your wife Yvonne and young family for the future. Thanks for the great memories.
The football, hurling and camogie coaching academy for 4, 5, 6, and 7 year olds takes place on Saturday from 11 am -12. 30pm at Tir Conaill Park. New players always welcome. Call along this Saturday and get your child involved in Gaelic games.
The club are running a Strictly Come Jive in late November. If you or anyone you know would be interested in taking part please contact Patricia Kelly on 0861239435.
Congratulations and best wishes to Carlos O’Reilly who will be taking part in a skills day in Croke Park on this Sunday 12th October. Carlos was the lucky winner in the draw to represent St. Michaels.
Well done to the under 16 team who beat Buncranna by eight points at the Bridge last Monday evening in the Northern Division semi-final. It was a great team performance by all.
Congratulations to the girls who have made it through to the Junior B final after their win over Na Cealla Beaga, in Glenties, on Saturday. The final takes place on Saturday 11th October at 11.30am in Páirc Nheoaomh Colmcille, Newtonwcunningham where they will play Urris. Ádh mór oraibh a ghirseachaí.
Beidh Scór na nÓg áithiúl Naomh Muire ann ar 24ú don Mhí seo in Fo Chumann Naomh Muire ag 7.00i.n.
Tuilleadh eolais ó Séamus Mac Ruairí Anagaire nó Bríd Anna Ní Bhaoill, Rann na Feirste. Is iad 2-8-18-21 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach i lotto na seachtaine seo. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir. Bhí triúr le 3 uimhir: Pádraig Ferry,Cúl a Chnoic, Séamus Gallagher, Rann na Feirste agus Conor Walsh,Loch an Iúir. Beidh €2180 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.
100 Club - Meán Fómhair; €500;John McGarvey, Loch na nDeorán; €200;Cathal Gallagher,An Charraig Fhionn; €100 an duine: Katie/Lauren Rodgers,Cál Chéim; John The Hall,Anagaire. Jackie Hughes,Mullachdubh; €50 each;John Rua,Croithlí. Lorraine Boyle, Béal na Cruite. Tony Delap, An Bhráid, Dónal Sharkey,Cál Chéim. Jimmy Rodgers, Baile Chiarraí. Liam Duffy, Anagaire. Caolin O’Donnell,Rann na Feirste. Nancy Sharkey, Dún Lúiche.
Good luck to Naomh Ultan in the Junior A county final against Urris this Sunday evening thanks.
Hard luck to the senior ladies team who lost to Naomh Mhuire at the weekend by three points. Kilotto numbers for last weeke were 3,10,13,30. The jackpot was not won, next week’s jackpot is €2,600.
The ladies had a disappointing result in the championship semi final versus Urris in Burt on Saturday morning. The Reds ladies struggled to get a grip of the game in the first half and went in at the break having not registered a single score. Red Hughs 0-0, Urris 4-5.
The second half was a different story with the Cross girls springing into life and managed to close the gap to just 6 points with ten minutes to go. But unfortunately the gap was just too much to overcome. The girls were left disappointed by their first half performance that surely cost them a final spot. Final score Red Hughs 4-5, Urris 7-9.
Next up for the ladies is a play off Match with Malin for a place in the league final.
Rose Doherty Gleneely was this weeks lucky lotto winner receiving €50. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,475.
100+ club winner this week was Bernadette O’Brien and Margaret Bradley receive €100.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 1, 3, 6 agus 10 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine
agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhainna daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Jeann Sweeney Sheskinarone, Evelyn Boyle Meenmore, Dom Ferry Crickamore, John Ward Milltown agus Donal Johnson The Glen.
Congratulations to the u14 hurlers who travelled to Limerick and won all their matches this weekend, great credit to all the young players who had a great time in Limerick and were a credit to their club and families. Special mention to Cormac and all the management and coaches who helped out on this special weekend..
The 200 draw winners for the 1st draw of the sixth series were as follows: 1st; Evelyn Boyle, Meenmore €1,000, 2n; Harry Bradley, Burtonport €500, 3rd; Paul O’Donnell. Belcruit €300, 4th; Pat McNelis, Burtonport €100 and 5th; Edward Wallace, Chapel Road €100.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The counties drawn in the club lotto on September 30 were DB,LS,MH,TE. One person matched three, Gretta Gillen Convoy. Jackpot next week is €4250.
The club are hosting a Halloween Disco for primary school children more details to follow. The A.G.M will take place in November
Thanks to all who helped on Saturday morning at the Clubs annual Clean–Up with a special word of thanks to the Pramerica team.
The u13s had a great win in their last league game against Malin on Wednesday night. They led by five points at half time with the goals from Aaron Foy, PJ McDaid and Oisin Guthrie. A strong second half meant they ran out convincing winners with good performances from keeper Jordan Gallagher, defenders Patrick Patton and Liam Toye. P J McDaid was man of the match. This victory means we have qualified for a shield final.
It’s been a tough week for the club as we suffered defeats for U16 girls in semi-final against Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday.
The minor boys were defeated in championship semi away to Buncrana. The seniors lost away to Letterkenny Gaels which ended their chances of earning a promotion playoff place
On a more positive note the Reserves won the Division Four Reserve League for the second year in a row.
Both the seniors and reserves chances of making the knock out stages of this years championship ended in Glenties on Saturday evening. The reserve were well beaten by a very strong Naomh Conaill. The seniors also lost to Naomh Conaill.
This Sunday, we travel to Naomh Muire for the final group game. This is a massively important game, as the losers will go into the relegation play off with the bottom the bottom placed teams. The losers will face a relegation playoff.
The football season is still very much in the minds of our senior ladies. They are due to play Red Hugh’s this weekend.
The U12 Girls training is back in full swing this week. After a successful season last year, the team & management hope to have as many new and existing players taking part. The U10/U8/U6 Girls have also started back.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1550, sequence drawn was 2-4-7-1-5-6-3. The €50 winner was Joseph Lafferty, Killnoxter. Winner of the €20 sellers prize was won by Eilish Lafferty, Killnoxter. Next weeks jackpot is €1600.
It’s time to get your teams together as we will be hosting our second ever Know Your Parish Quiz in November. Last years event was an outstanding success, with Ballynahona coming out on top in a tie break. More details will be available in the coming weeks.
The senior and reserve teams both lost at home to Cloughaneely in the Intermediate Championship.
There was no correct prediction in the recent guess the score competition for the final against Kerry. Keith Tinney was drawn out from all the entries received and wins €50. This week’s results will appear in next week’s notes. Next week’s jackpot €6,350.
This Sunday the senior team take on Urris in the Junior A Championship final in MacCumhaill Park. We’d encourage as much support as possible as its the first senior final for the team in 12 years. Good luck to the players and management, hopefully all the hard work over the last 11 months will stand to you all.
Royal Flush Draw results for October 5th were 9, 20, 22 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of €540, consolation prizes went to Ethan Byrne, Dunkineely, Paddy McGuinness, C/O Baskins & Kelli McCracken, Bruckless. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €560. Congratulations to our senior side who have qualified for the divisional play-off after they received a walk over against Naomh Padraig, Muff on Saturday.
There were no winners of this weeks Lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4,8,25 and 28. There were two match 3 winners. Michael Patton and Breid McGinty receive €75 each. Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.
The seniors made life a little bit harder for themselves by drawing with Milford in the championship, The reserves qualified for the quarters with a scrappy win three point win. Aiden Gillespie scored the deciding goal. Good luck to Paul O’Hare, who will represent the club in Croke Park next Sunday, as part of Donegal U12s. Its great to see another young Glen player stepping on to the famous park.
Anyone who may have any old photos, match reports or any other items connected to the club, that might be of help in compiling the club history can contact either Barney Cunningham or David Gillespie. All items will be scanned and returned as quickly as possible.
Congratulations to John James McLaughlin, Sean Byrne and Damien Carr who completed the GAA stewards course, maith sibh!
Good luck to the senior men and Ladies both are playing in Junior County finals at the weekend. The men play Naomh Ultan in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Sunday evening. And the ladies face Naomh Muire on Saturday. The Match “N” Win number drawn on October 2nd: were 6, 9, 14, & 19. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were John J McLaughlin, Beltra, Jimmy Kelly, Tullagh, Maggie Lynch, Muff, John Duffy, Urris and Louise Kelly, Tullagh. Jackpot next week is €860.
The Bord na nÓg present our first annual 5K on this Sunday 12th October. Registration on the day from 1 pm - 2.30 pm before runners and walkers go under starter’s orders at 3 pm. Under 16s, €5; Adults, €10; Families, €20. This is Bord na nÓg’s main fund-raiser for the year and we will be building it up in the years to come. We especially want to encourage club members to come out and support this event.
The senior footballers will go to Fanad needing a win to ensure their progression to the next stage of the championship. The reserve match ended in controversial circumstances with some confusion over the score. We await further developments.
The curtain came down on the under 12s and under 14s season in spectacular fashion on Sunday last in Father Tierney Park, when best friends Pauric Keenaghan and Michael McKenna went head to head in the 57th annual Bakery Cup final. A huge crowd turned out to witness this thriller of a match which saw McKenna’s team take an early lead with a fine point fisted over by Mark Gettins. It was end-to-end excitement for the remainder of the first half which ended with McKenna leading by 2-2 to 1-2.
The second half started with McKenna’s team having a huge wind advantage. Such was the pace of the game that the referee Val Murray was struggling to keep up with the youth. Mark McGlynn and Harry Howarth were linking up beautifully and McKenna’s side got on top in the last ten minutes. The final whistle saw Michael McKenna with a five point lead and he proudly lay claim to the Bakery cup which is something his dad couldn’t manage to do 30 years ago when he was beaten in the 1984 final by a very good John Duffy side.
The curtain-raiser to the final was another thriller of a game which saw Dylan Gallagher’s side defeat Evan McTernan’s team in another very good sporting game with a rare sight being seen when the big man, Odhran Kennedy, scored a cracker of a goal from a 45. In the presentation ceremony afterwards all the captains were awarded with trophies and the player of the tournament went to a well deserving Shane Duffy.
The under 8s concluded their season after nine months of activity with a blitz in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday evening. We were joined for the day by our neighbours Erne Gaels and Corofin who travelled up from Galway for the event. There were four pitches on the go with some great skills on display across the afternoon. The blitz was played off in a great spirit, which was wonderful to see. Thanks to the referees who allowed us to run the four pitches, Brian Roper, Gerard Ferguson, Sylvester Maguire and Corofin’s Ciaran Lynch. Major thanks to the parents and guardians who brought in such a spectacular range of refreshments in and especially to those who saw duty behind the hatch serving up over the course of the day. Thanks to Paul Gillespie and BWG who supplied the treats and Kernan’s Spar who brought milk, tea and coffee. Finally thanks to David O’Donnell who laid on a very well-received minidisco to bring the curtain down on the 2014 season. Thanks to the coaches across the course of the year, in particular James Bradshaw, Paddy Kelly and Tom Holland for all their hard work. Of course thanks to all our players across the course of the year, they have been a real pleasure to work with and made huge progress over the season and hopefully had fun in the process. Pulling on the Aodh Ruadh jersey last Saturday were: Killian Bradshaw, Barry Campbell, Eoin Cassidy, Michael Clancy, Tommy Clyne, Finn Coady, Ben Daly, Ronan Delahunty, Eoin Doogan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Cormac Finnegan, Odhran Gillespie, Tom Holland, Donagh Kelly, Micheal Keown, Hugh Óg Maguire, Jack McCadden, Cian McDonald, Dylan McGuinness, Adam McNulty, Garvey Meade, James Monaghan, Tom Murphy, Ted O’Donnell, Conor O’Mahoney, Dara O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and Darragh Summerville. With the season concluded it would only be proper to thank the parents and guardians for their help and support across the course of the year especially the catering at blitzes and providing transport to matches, it made the management’s job much easier.
Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurling team took part in a blitz in the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown last Thursday playing three games. In the opening game they had a narrow victory, 0-8 to 1-4, against Coleraine. In game two they lost against old rivals Buncrana 5-1 to 2-4. They faced into their final game against Ballymena knowing they had to win to qualify for the Casement Shield, and win they did in a great game on a scoreline of 3-7 to 3-4. They are due to play the quarter-final this week against Abbey CBS Newry.
On Sunday morning the curtain came down on the under 8 and under 10 season as the final all-county blitz of the year took place in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. The under 10s had 14 players and played seven games and finished the season unbeaten as they won six games and drew their final one. The under 8s had 17 players and fielded two teams, both teams played nine games and did very well in all games. The under 8s showed great dedication all year and really improved as the season went on. The management of both squads would like to thank the parents for their support and help all year long especially with transport, training resumes again in March 2015.
The under 16 ladies delivered their best performance of the year last Saturday to book their place in the county championship final. The Shamettes comfortably defeated a Malin side who were slow to start after their long trip down the road from Inishowen. Aodh Ruadh now face Kilcar in the final, with date, time and venue yet to be confirmed, but it will be within the next two weeks. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,600. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 8, 10 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Geraldine Green, Saint Benildus Avenue; Kathleen Keon, Mulleek; Francis McGinley, Bishop Street; Jimmy Magee, Roscor; and Seamie McPhelim, Rossnowlagh Road. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,700 takes place at 8.30pm in the Lantern on Sunday.
The U-13 girls play in the quarter-final of the championship against Glenswilly next Saturday (11th October). Gaeil Fhánada had two U8 teams at the blitz, playing good tough sporting games against Termon, Gaoth Dobhair, and Cloughaneely, and as usual this blitz was well organised by David and P J from the Termon club. A special thanks to Oisin Shiels, Odhran Shiels, Lisa McConigley and Martin McAteer for all their work coaching this group since March.
Congratulations to our former player and clubman William McAteer who managed Castledawson GAC to become Derry Intermediate Football Champions. Congratulations to Patrick McConigley and his wife Siobhan on the recent birth of their new son Darragh. Also congratulations to our manager Kevin ‘Cookie’ Gallagher and his partner Sinead on the birth of their wee son Davin.
The seniors and reserves had double disappointments against St Michaels last Sunday in ,Towney. Theey now have must win matches against Bundoran this Saturday also in Towney to have any chance of progressing to the quarter finals.
Ongoing works continue on the new training pitch in Towney ongoing progress can be viewed on our website.
Hard luck to our Under 13s who lost out to Four Masters in the league semi-final on a final score Cill Chartha 1-17 Four Masters 6-06 and to our Under 16s who lost in their county semi-final to Bundoran by 1-15 to 0-09.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,400 this week’s numbers were 1, 4, 14 and 28 winners were: €50 Orán Doogan (Bavin), Marie Cunningham (Kille) and €20 Noel McGinley (Cashlings). Lotto Plus numbers 5, 9, 21 and 22 there was no winner.
The lotto numbers for September 30 th for Jackpot of €4100 were 3, 5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s jackpot is €4150. Commiserations to our Reserves and Seniors who were both unlucky not to get wins over Ardara at the weekend. They are both out against Four Masters at home this weekend.
The minor ladies are out against Ardara in the championship quarter- final this weekend.
Hard luck to Chris Bradley and his Western Australia comrades who were defeated 1-10 to 0-3 by Victoria in the final of the Australasian Championship in Melbourne on Saturday. There was heartache for the U16s on Friday when they lost to Letterkenny Gaels in the final in Moyle Park. Team: Jamie-Lee Blaney, Derek Edwards, Kyle Macaulay, Hayden Curran, Dermot Friel, Ronan Docherty (0-1), Patrick Ferry, Cormac Toland (0-2), Ryan Mcmahon, Conor Mc Hugh (0-2), Connor Gormley (0-5), Martin Doyle, Ryan Toye (0-1), Patrick McCarron, Ryan Spike Flood (1-0). Subs: Niall Ferry, Peter Curran, Luke Serrinha, Conor Coll, Matthew Johnson, Niall Trearty (0-1), Darragh Greene, Adrian Gallagher
Good luck to our U16 Ladies who will take on Gaoth Dobhair in the championship final this Saturday.
The U13s finished off their league matches with a home game against Urris on Sunday. Unfortunately this proved a step to far as the lads from Clonmany were much too strong. But it did not stop the BnaG lads fighting to the end and indeed Conor Coll and Rory O’Donnell scored some of the scores of the game. It has been a good season for the U13s all the same and congratulations to all the players and their coaches on their hard work and good behaviour at training and during matches.
There is just one more group game to play for each team this Friday at 6pm before the semi-final fixtures are decided. The semi-finals, final and 3rd/4th place play off will take this weekend after next.This weeks lotto numbers were 9-10-18-22. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner, wins €70. Brendan and Christina Ward. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,520.