All the latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
Well done to Gary ,his management team and the players for reaching another county final. Tickets for the final will be available for sale at the Clubhouse on Saturday evening November first from 8 to 9 pm. By buying your ticket at the club it will make it more convenient on the day. The ‘Battle Of The Swilly 2’ was a great success last Sunday night and the club would like to thank all the sponsors. A special thanks goes to Letterkenny Gaels.
This weeks winning Lotto numbers are 4,6.15,23 with this weeks winner being Cllr James Pat McDaid. The jackpot now stands at €5360. The girls U13 County Final has now been changed to Saturday November 15th with venue and opponent to be confirmed. Congratulations to Katie and Blaithnaith Gallagher who have been selected to play for the county under 13s. Finally.a huge congratulations to both Neil and Michael on their second All Stars and well done to Michael who once again on being appointed captain the country.
The joint White Collar boxing event in association with Glenswilly, held at the weekend was a massive success. Thanks to all our sponsors, boxers, Danny Ryan and his team, Marty Friel, DJ Oisin and everyone else involved in making this happen.
Our Night at the Races is on next Friday 7th of November in the Arena 7.
We would like to wish Fr Joe O’Donnell all the best in his new parish and thank him for all his help and support during his time at Aughaninshin. We would also like to welcome Fr Gillespie to the parish and wish him well in his new position.
Please be advised that Pairc na nGael is now closed for the winter to allow for remedial repair work. However, Sunday morning underage football training continues until further notice.
Camogie training has finished outdoors for this season. Thank you to all coaches, players and family members who helped make the summer so enjoyable. Indoor training will commence after Halloween.
The Club is delighted to announce we now have our own Club App.
Hard luck to our Reserves who bowed out of the championship last Friday night at the hands of Buncrana. Buncrana did all the damage in the first half and in fairness to the lads they limited the Inishowen men to only 1-1 in the second half. All at the club would also like to wish Anthony Fisher a speedy recovery after he sustained a broken nose late in the game.The team was: Gavin McFadden, Mark Farren, Gearoid Horkan, Dean Boyce, Brandon Toye, Paul Grier, Ryan Ferry, Paul Sweeney, Anthony Fisher, Odhrán Coll, Paul Fisher, Adam Serrinha, Tony Mcnamee, Kieran Gorman, Darragh Black (1-2). Subs: Gary Helferty for Coll, Hugh Mc Menamin, Emmet Conaghan
This weeks lotto numbers were 2-5-11-19. No jackpot winner, there were two match 3 winners. Brendan and Christina Ward and Brian Gallagher won €35. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,640.
The seniors unfortunately lost out in the Junior Championship a fortnight ago. But not all is lost they still have a promotion play-off to play.
A gentle reminder that no bed sheets/linen is to be put in the clothes bin at the Naomh Ultan GAA grounds, this request came from the supplier. We’d like to thank all for their continued support in using this recycling service, it’s a valued fund-raiser for our club.
The ladies had a fantastic victory over Malin in the play off for a league final spot. The game was played in Muff in very stormy conditions that both teams found hard to get to grips with.
The Malin ladies opened the scoring after 5 minutes. The Red Hughs girls then got a lucky break when a long range effort from Elaine Melaugh dropped over the Malin keepers head into the net. It gave the girls the boost they needed and they took off from there. They added five unanswered points before Malin got their second point of the game and the last score of the first half. Half time score Red Hughs 1-5 Malin 0-2
The second half seen the Malin girls come out fighting and had most of the possession but were struggling to take advantage in front of goal. With ten minutes to go a high ball from Malin rebounded back off the upright and fell kindly to Malin’s corner forward who blasted the ball to net. Malin were looking like they were going to complete the comeback until the Red Hughs girls nerves were settled with another fine point from Elaine Melaugh. The Reds defence soaked up a lot of pressure in the final minutes and held on for a great victory. The final score was Red Hughs 1-6, Malin 1-2
Well done to Benji, Marie, Kathy and all the girls.
They now play Naomh Mhuire in the final date and time tbc. The lads no game last weekend as Carndonagh did not travel and we got awarded the points.
Well done to Aimee Callaghan who got picked for the Donegal teams to play in Ulster county development blitz in Garvaghey.
The lotto numbers drawn were ,3,61,4,7,5,8,2. There were four winners who matched 3 numbers. Anette Brogan Ballintra, Bronagh Kelly, Edenoughill, Liam Doherty, Mounthall and Joe Sweeney, Ballinaman. They each received €15. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,550.
This week’s 100 + winner was number Niamh Doherty, Monellan. Niamh won €100.
Anyone who has not received their Garda Vetting forms or their certificates please contact Kathy Kelly on 0877647168 A.S.A.P.
Jiving lessons are starting this Friday 24th October from 7pm. These will last for 5 weeks. Payment of €25 will be taken on first night. Anyone interested contact 0876843311.
Ceile dancing continues in the club house every Tuesday from 8-10pm. Beginners always welcome.
The lotto numbers drawn were 02,04,07,09,20. B.08. The jackpot was not won the €100 winner was Ben and Tom Roache St Eunans with €50 going to Catherine Heraghty Ballymagowan, Next week’s jackpot €3,850.
The 100 Club draw- 1st Prize €500, John Dorrian. Cashel; 2nd Prize- €250, Seamus and Aisling McAteer. Tyroddy. Ramelton; 3rd prize- €250, Lawrence and Patricia Shiels,Fanavolty.
The seniors play Cloughaneely in the Intermediate semi-final while the reserves face Naomh Brid.
Everyone at the club would like to wish Ciaran Coll a very speedy recovery.
The committee would like to congratulate the following three ladies on their fantastic achievement at county level this year. U16s - Mairead Coyle and Aisling Howe for getting joint most consistent county players of the year. U14s Lauren Carr for getting most improved county player of the year.
We are very proud of what these three ladies have achieved and extend a huge congratulations to each of them.
The committee would like to congratulate - Alannagh Coll, Clare Friel and Eimear Sweeney, who have been chosen to represent our club on an U-13 Donegal team take part in the Ulster County Development Blitz which is being held in Garvaghey, Co. Tyrone next Saturday.
The U8 / U10 Parish League kicked off on Bank Holiday Monday with some great sporting games, played in ideal conditions in Trialough. Five teams took. The teams were Murrin Stars- team captain Darren McAteer, manager Odhran Shiels. Drumnacraig - team captain, Gerard Tam Sweeney, manager Eoghan Carr, Knockdonelly Rovers - team captain Conor Heraghty, manager Patrick Carr. Cashelmore - team captain, Cian Sweeney, manager Alan McAteer. Shanky Swifts - team captain Shaun Carr, manager James Gallagher. Thanks to both referees Oisin Shiels and Aidan McAteer to the fixture lady and scorekeeper Lisa McConigley and to the co-ordinators Patrick Heraghty and Martin McAteer.
Could all managers please get their reports and photo into Margaretta ASAP please, before 30th October.
The seniors bowed out of the Senior Championship on Saturday evening last in Ballybofey losing on the by the narrowest of margins.
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.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 2,4,6,7,8, 16; the match 5 winner was Grainne Shiels, Rockhill who won €100. This weeks jackpot will be €6950.
The under 16’s played with a depleted squad in a league game last Sunday against Ardara but were beaten by four points.
Next outing will be the under 16 Ulster Championship on Monday November the 8th in Dromore against Carrickmore.
Hard luck to Reserves who were beaten at the weekend in O’Donnell Park.
The SLOTTO draw on 18th October there was no winner. The €80 consolation prize was won by Colin McGlynn. Draw on 25th October the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 3, 7, 2, 5, 6. No winner. The €80 consolation prize to Don and Marie Lydon. Bord na nOg will run a quiz night in the Clubrooms this Wednesday night, 29th October. Under 17s -teams of four. Winners will represent club in county final. Thanks to Dunleavy’s Texaco and Michael Thoms, Village Shop, Frosses for sponsorship towards the new scoreboard.
The date for this year’s Dinner Dance is 31st January in the Millpark Hotel. Rehearsals are going well for forthcoming dance night which will take place in the Abbey Hotel on November 22nd.
The lotto result for 21-10-14 were AM,DN,DY,TE. One person - M Boyle matched sets of letters. Next week’s jackpot is €4400.
Well done to our U-12 who travelled to St Eunan’s for a Blitz on Monday.
Thanks to all who attended and helped out in any way at the Halloween party in the Hall it was a great night .
Congrats to Zoe McGlynn on her well deserved award last night at the Donegal Ladies Presentation Night- U 16 player of the year
Also well done to all our girls who played on county teams this year; U-14 - Aimee Bonner; U-16 - Zoe McGlynn an Erica Wilson and minor Victoria Kelly.
Well done to Cathal McBride and Convoy AC members on completing the Dublin City Marathon.
Convoy has often proved a happy hunting ground for Aodh Ruadh teams. But on this bleak windswept October Saturday it was to prove to be one of those days to forget as Fanad Gaels ran out 0-13 to 0-9 winners in the Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final.
The reserves also exited the championship on Friday night. They came out on the wrong end of a 4-8 to 1-12 scoreline.
Congratulations to Paul Sheridan on being named on the Nicky Rackard team of the year. Paul was one of only two Donegal hurlers to be recognised on the team.
The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6, 8, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to Patricia Downey, Erne Street; PJ O’Reilly, The Fish Centre; Mary Gallen, c/o Mr G’s; Breda Ferguson, Allingham Avenue; Sean and John, c/o The Bridgend. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,000 takes place at 8.30pm in McGinley’s on Sunday.
Kilotto numbers drawn at the weekend were 1,20,27,30. The Jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,750. Next week match 3 at €180.
Congratulations to all the participants who took part in our strictly come dancing 2014. It would not of been successful without all the help from sponsors, volunteers and organisers. A big well done to Jamie McGowan and Pauric Connaghan who won on the night.
Best wishes to Four Masters ladies and manager Dylan Davit and his management team in the Ulster Intermediate final this Sunday 2nd November. Match takes place in Brewster Park, Enniskillen. Throw in 1.15 pm. They play Monaghan Harps. Get along to support if you can.
A huge well done to Four Masters minors and their manager Michael Breslin and his management team on an impressive win on Sunday against Bundoran.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The lucky dip winners were Peter Rooney, Tirchonaill St. Gerry Molloy, Birchill. Mary McCauley, Drumrooske and Paul Duncan, Newtown. All receive €25 each. Next weeks jackpot now sits at €4200. To win this fantastic prize please visit www.fourmastersgaa.com or call Paul on 087 279 1305.
The Lotto numbers for October 21 st,the Jackpot of €750 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1,5,3,7,2,4, 6, 8. Next week’s Jackpot is €800.
Anyone interested in playing in a winter adult handball league please forward their names to Paul Mc Glynn on 086 8719166. There will be three different levels, beginners, intermediate and senior. It is also open to all secondary school students.
The club will be celebrating the 40th anniversary
of the Social Centre this Saturday. We will have a short video presentation followed by food and music by the brilliant Ray Montana. Proceedings start at 8.30 pm on what promises to be a great night. There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 5,11,28
and 29. There were 3 match 3 winners. Ernie pollack, Evelyn Breen and Mick Neville receive €50 each.
The jackpot remains at €10,000.
The reserves defeated Aodh Ruadh, in the Intermediate championship playoff at Convoy on Friday evening. The seniors had no fixture this week.
The reserves took on Aodh Ruadh under lights at Convoy in the championship playoff on Friday, and after a terrific performance emerged victorious on a full time scoreline of Aodh Ruadh 1-12, 4-8 Naomh Colmcille. The lads now take on Naomh Brid.
The U16s lost out to Naomh Columba in the all-county semi-final on Sunday.
The minor board held a fun evening for all U8, U10 and U12 kids on Friday in the clubhouse. Well done to all the kids and thanks to everyone for attending and to the local businesses for providing the raffle prizes.
The club are holding a Night at the Races fundraising event on Saturday 1st November. Race cards are now being distributed, and horses (€10) can also be got from any committee member.
The minor board AGM takes place on Wednesday Nov 12th at 8 pm in the club house. Coaches, parents and anyone else are encouraged to attend.
The dinner dance is scheduled for Saturday 22nd November at the Radisson.
This week’s numbers and winners will appear in next week’s notes. Next week’s jackpot €6,500.
The senior team travel to Breffni Park, Cavan on Sunday to play the Cavan champions Arva in the quarter final of the Ulster Junior Championship. The club is running a bus to Cavan to see Urris play the Cavan Junior Champions Arva in Breffni Park on Sunday. Bus leaving clubhouse at 9.30am. Anynyone wishing to book a seat please contact John Friel on 0860523550. The reserves played Burt on Sunday in Burt in a league match. Final score Burt 3-09 Urris 0-06.
The U13 team travelled to Downings on Sunday but due to the bad weather this match had to be called off during the first half. Game to be rescheduled at a later date.
The MATCH “N” WIN numbers for October 23rd were 4, 10, 13 and 20.The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Paul Gill, Gortaran, Sammy Harkin, Urrismana, John McCarron, Cleagh, Lorna Doherty, Urrismana and Roisin Diver, Roxtown. Jackpot next week €980.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The Youth club would like to extend its sympathy to former TCG Sports and Social Club Manager, Adrian Byrne and all the Byrne family on the death of their brother Stephen in Australia. Stephen is to be buried in Co. Donegal arriving at Cashel, Glencolmcille on Friday 31st October.
A spooky evenings fun for the children from 6 pm onwards is planned for Friday from 6 pm. Donations of food and raffle prizes on the night appreciated. There will be a prize for the best Halloween dressed girl and boy. The presentation night for U14, U16, U18 and girls will take place on Friday 14th November, followed by a disco. Raffle prize donations welcome on the night.
The Youth Dinner Dance is on Saturday 29th November - 7.30 pm. Please contact your child’s team manager for tickets.