All the latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
Congratulations and well done to Kyle Campbell who came second in the Primary Schools Skills 2014. Also congratulations to Cathal McGlynn, captain of Four Masters U14 Hurling team on winning the U14 county title.
The U16s got off to a good start on Monday evening last with a victory over Naomh Brid. The club are looking for underage referees. Anyone interested contact any member of minor or senior board.
The SLOTTO numbers drawn on May 31 st were 1, 6, 4, 2, 7, 3, 5. The jackpot was not won. Consolation prize to Geraldine Griffin, Turrishill. Numbers drawn on 7th June: were 7, 6, 3, 1, 5, 2, 4. Consolation prize to Willie Ward, Inver. Numbers drawn 14th June were 1, 6, 4, 2, 7, 3, 5. Consolation prize to Raphael Meehan, Drimarone.
The club have teamed up with Kavanagh’s Super Valu, Donegal Town to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in SuperValu, you will receive one voucher. The till-operator will hand you this pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment. Drop the voucher in the club entry box located at the Customer Service desk in store. When 1000 vouchers have been collected - SuperValu will send our club the kit for free. We would like to encourage all our members to help us collect these vouchers.
The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps will take place in Mountcharles on August 11th - 15th, 10 am to 2.30pm. Kellogg’s Cul Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Registration can be done online.
The U12 girls are hosting their home Blitz on Saturday 28th June at 11 am at Mountcharles. We hope to see all the girls there. We are looking for parents to help out on the day and also anyone that could bake some goodies for the breaks. Referees are also needed. Please contact Alisha on 087 9836145 if you are able to help in any way.
Best of luck to the u-14 footballers as they head off this weekend to represent the club and Donegal in the All Ireland Feile, in Mayo. We know they will do the club and county proud.
There were no winners of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3,4,5 and 16. There match 3 winners were Lisa Patton, Willie Harold, Edel Laverty and Brendan Dunleavy. They receive €40 each. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,000.
The Third team took on St Eunans in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday evening. In what was a close,hard fought match, MacCumhaills emerged victorious on the slenderest of margins of 0-10 to 0-09. Scorers for Mac Cumhaills were David White 0-6, Brian Patton 0-2, Michael Lynch 0-1 and Daniel Gallen 0-1. This win puts the lads in joint third place in the league.
Well done to all the U 10 boys and girls that took part in the two blitzes in Mac Cumhaill Park on Friday and Saturday. We had over 50 children represent the club, recording victories over St Eunans, Gaoth Dobhair, Red Hughes and Convoy.
The Match ‘N’ Win numbers drawn for Thursday 19th June were 7, 11, 20 & 22. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Jennifer Carey, Altahalla, Sadie McLaughlin, Tullagh, John Gill, Gortfad, Ken McGovern, Douglas, Isle of Man and Kieran Kelly, Tullagh. Jackpot next week is €1,700.
The Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp is in Straid from Monday 30th June to Friday 4th July. Please contact John Friel on 0860523550 for further details and to book a place.
Embroidered and printed jackets for CLG IORRAS now available, to order please contact Donal Kelly on 0876461707 for more details.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The Counties drawn in the Lotto for June 17 were LH,MH,LD,FH. One person matched three, Anne McElchar, Convoy. Next week’s jackpot is €3500.
The junior ladies lost out at home to Malin on Thursday evening. Well done to the senior ladies who had a good win in the 13-a-side, League against Naomh Conaill.
The u10s were away to MacCumhaills on Saturday, a big well done to all who took part and the coaches who looked after the teams.
Hard Luck to the U-14 team who were beaten by Bundoran in the D county final. Thanks to Gerry McLaughlin Buses and Wonder Years Childcare for sponsorship of tops for the girls.
The Cul Camp is on June 30th to July 4th. The cost per child is €55, second child €45, third and fourth child €40 book through Stephanie Friel 087 761883 or any Committee member.
There were mixed fortunes for the seniors and reserves at home to Urris on Saturday. The seniors’ winning run came to an end, but the reserves followed up their win last weekend with another good win.
This year’s Cul Camp runs from the 7th to the 11th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather! Tuck shop provided. All children will receive a full football kit and a bag (Donegal colours). 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.
The Club are now taking Registrations for Adults, Family, Senior and underage players. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Particular reminder for adult non-playing members that you need to be registered to request Donegal tickets. The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).
This week’s results will be included in next week’s notes.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The junior team played two league matches over the past week and had mixed fortunes.
Last Tuesday we got taught a lesson by Moindearg and struggled throughout the game before going down by a score of 0-3 to 4-11. Last Saturday we played Shalloe Pearse, at Greenford and came out the right side of a 2-11 to 2-5 result.
The reserve team keep on grinding out the results in the league after a hard earned win over a good North London Shamrock team last Saturday.
Their were good performances from Kevin Mullan, Fergus Horan, Gary Kane and Barry McDonagh. Final score TCG 3-13, NLS 2-10.
This Saturday the club will send a team to take part at the Feile Alton festival in a challenge match against Donaghmore Fontenoys, from Co Monaghan.
The club were greatly saddened to hear of the passing by of long serving member and supporter Gabriel Donohoe, late last week at Charing Cross hospital.
A native of Teemore in Fermanagh he had been involved with the club since the late eighties and was influential in getting club stalwart Tommy Maguire to join up.
He was a quiet gentleman who was very dedicated to the club and GAA in general, and would be seen most weekends in the pensioner’s dugout at Ruislip.
Funeral arrangements will be posted on the club website, twitter and Facebook when confirmed. May he rest in Peace.
The club would like to pass on our best wishes to player Niall Travers and his girlfriend Marie on the recent arrival of their baby boy.
The Lotto numbers drawn for 19/06/14, for Jackpot of £2,200 were 1-3-10-12. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were M Clarke, c/o Maurice Carr, JP O’Donnell, c/o TCG, Luke Kavanagh, c/o T O’Connor, Conor McCarthy, c/o TCG. This week’s jackpot stands at £2,250 with the draw taking place at the club on Thursday. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com
The Lotto numbers for 17/6/14 for Jackpot of €3350 were 6,7,2,8,3,4,1, 5. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,400.
The minors play Gaoth Dobhair in the championship this Wednesday at home. Throw in at half 7pm. U-8 blitz this Saturday in Red Hughs.
Congratulations to Paddy Byrne and the county minor team, on their win in the Ulster semi final. The U14s are in action this Wednesday evening in Ardara at 7pm,
against Naomh Connail, in the divisional championship semi final. There is a Scrap Saturday taking place this Saturday at Pairc na nGael. Smaller items can be dropped off behind the lower goals. For collection of larger items please contact any of the following; Kevin McGinley 086 8591849, Terecce Boyle 087 6871156, Noel Hegarty 087
2308754, Noel Ellis 087 9192867, Noel McGinley 086 3478514, Brendan
Doherty 087 7008286, Seamus J McGinley 087-7994483.
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 2-17-21-28. The 2 by €50 went to Seamus McElwee Fintown and Martin Regan (snr) Mill Road. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,800.
Congratulations to the Donegal minor and senior teams and background staff on a fantastic victory over Antrim, last Sunday in Clones. Congratulations to all our club members involved Ethan(minor) Leo, Antony, Brick, Leon(senior players) Jim (manager) Joe, Dr Charlie, Charles (background team).
Congratulations to our u16’s on a great start to the season with a 7-18 to 3-6 victory over Naomh Muire, last Wednesday.
The u12 and u14 girls are collecting Kits for clubs vouchers in Kavanagh’s Supervalue in Ballybofey, so if anyone is doing their shopping there please support the girls and put the vouchers at the till in the Naomh Conaill box.
The club would like to sympathize with the Brennan family Fintown on the death of the late Liam Brennan who was a former player of Naomh Conaill.
The u14s are playing this Saturday in the Divisional semi-final venue and time be confirmed. The u16s started their league campaign on Monday evening with a narrow one point defeat against Killybegs final score Cill Cartha 3-12, Na Cealla Beaga 4-10.
Well done to Donegal seniors on reaching the Ulster final for the fourth year in a row and to the minors on reaching their first final since 2006. Congratulations to Patrick, Ryan, Stephen, Conor and Andrew.
Thanks to everyone who supported the very successful Scrap Metal at Towney.There was no winner of Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,900 this week’s numbers were 7, 13, 20 and 22. The consolation prize winners were: €50 Maureen Cannon, Cruckarra, €30 David Kevin Lowther, Kilcar and €20 Susan Molloy, Castlecarn. Lotto Plus numbers 6, 9, 15 and 23 there was no winner.
The U-16 boys won against Kilcar on Monday evening final score was Killybegs 4-10, Kilcar 3-12.
The U-14s will play in the Division One championship final on Wednesday the 25th in Dunkinelly at 8 pm against Four Masters.
Commiserations to Aisling Cunnigham and the Donegal ladies senior panel on their defeat by Armagh.
Congratulations to Eoghan ‘Ban’ Gallagher and the Donegal minor team for reaching the ulster final and to Hugh McFadden and the senior team for also reaching the Ulster final. There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 11,12,17,30. Next week’s jackpot is €1850. The club would like to thank those who buy the killotto each week.
The ladies team are organising a 5kon Friday 8th August (Festival weekend) Watch this space for more info. Strictly is coming back to Killybegs. Our scouts will be out and about over the next few weeks. Put your dancing shoes on!
Well done to the St Michael’s players Colm McFadden, Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney in the Ulster semi final victory over Antrim.
The Runegal in Donegal (The Hornhead Challenge) 10k sponsored by Molly’s Bar and Grill and Boyces Centra ,in Dunfanaghy will be held on Saturday 12th July at 2pm with registration from 12.30pm at St Michael’s Clubhouse.
Further information on runegal in Donegal on Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact Andrew on 0879274892.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 4,8,9,10,13,16. The 2 match 5 winners were Jack McGinley, Rockhill and Vincent Greer, Hornhead Road. This weeks jackpot will be €6,050.
The annual Kellogs Camp will be held at the Bridge from the 28th July until the 1st August. For more information contact Liam McElhinney on 0868611097.
St Michael’s hosted two U12 teams from Milford last Monday evening and recorded two comfortable wins. Everyone played very well with special mention to Anthony Hunter, Marcella Dolan, Liam Toye and Ethan Doherty. The next game is at the Bridge on Monday June 30th against Glenswilly.
The ladies are back in action again this weekend with a home game against Malin throw in 12 noon.
The under 8 boys and girls are hosting their blitz at home this Saturday at 11am The club would appreciate it very much if parents could make some sandwiches or buns etc for the tea after the blitz.
Hard luck to the u12 girls who represented Dromore National School in the county final in Glenswilly during the week. The girls have an All County Blitz, in Convoy on Saturday 12th of July.
The Under 12 boys played Glenfin at home on Monday evening they played really well and put in a sterling performance. They play their final game away to Convoy next Wednesday the 2nd of July at 6.30 pm
The under 16 boys are back in action this Friday evening away to Convoy.
The minor Championship has been change as a result of Donegal reaching the Ulster Final. It will now commence on Monday the 30th of June playing the first two rounds and then deferred until after the Ulster final.
The Kelloggs Cul Camp will be run at the club from 14th - 18th of July. Registration forms are now available contact 0861635726.
Local League will kick off next week date and times t.b.c. anyone who hasn’t yet registered can do so by this Saturday text or call Stephen on 0872054484 or Maura on 0861635726
This week’s lotto numbers were 4,8,6,2,7,5,3,1. One Winner matched 3 numbers. Patricia Callaghan, Tiernisk won €50. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,075. This week’s 200 club winner was Patsy Byrne, Belalt. He won €100.
The clubs Annual 5k is on this Friday evening the 26th of June at 7.30pm Registration in the clubhouse from 6.30pm.
Well done to Stephen McMenamin and the county minor team who beat Antrim to reach the Ulster final.
The monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday, 26th June in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend.
The under 16s opened their season with a two point away loss to Four Master on a 3-10 to 3-8 scoreline in the league. Aodh Ruadh took their time to get into the game went in at the break four points down, 1-7 to 1-3. However after a few positional shifts the visitors got on top of things in the second half and the result could easily have swung in Ballyshannon’s favour had a few shots been smiled upon by fortune. Oisín Rooney capped a great attacking performance with a well converted goal, while Ryan McKenna nailed a penalty. Aodh Ruadh’s joint captains Nathan Boyle and Shane McGrath both excelled, Boyle in particular took a few heavy knocks, but never stepped back. In defence Jason Granaghan and Conall Sweeny both did very well. A quick story to finish on a light note, an Aodh Ruadh player was pulled down while on the attack. A Ballyshannon supporter called out it was a black card, to which a tablet-toting Four Masters mentor responded, “How was that a black card?” The Aodh Ruadh man shot back, “How about you look it up on your iPad!”
The under 14s championship hopes came to a very disappointing end last Wednesday night in Ballintra, when they met Four Masters in their championship play-off game. From the very start the lads struggled to find form against a very fit and determined Four Masters side and the absence of a few key players up front really made an impact on the outcome of the game. Half-time saw the Aodh Ruadh lads trailing by two points. Donegal made the better start in the second half and pulled away at a steady pace. With the best efforts of Dylan Gallagher, Odhran McGarrigle and man of the match Senan Rooney all finding the back of the Donegal net in the second half it still was not enough and the Four Masters men finished the game very strong, running out the easy 6-14 to 3-7 winners at the final whistle.
The under 12s will be hosting Ardara on Tuesday 24th June with the senior game throwing in at 6.30pm.
The under 8s traveled to Ardara last Saturday for a blitz also featuring Naomh Bríd. It was an enjoyable day out for the team that travelled down with some good football played too. In the senior game Jack McCadden played brilliantly at full back, with Barry Campbell in goals and later had a great game up front. In the junior game, Liam Doogan worked well at midfield and Hugh Óg Maguire up front scoring a great point stood out. The team who represented Ballyshannon were: Killian Bradshaw, Barry Campbell, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Tommy Clyne, Cormac Finnegan, Donagh Kelly, Hugh Óg Maguire, Seán Maguire, Jack McCadden, Cian McDonald, Garvey Meade, Tom Murphy, Conor O’Mahoney, Dara O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and James Ward.
Sunday proved a great day as Donegal as seniors and minors booked their places in the biggest day in the Ulster GAA calendar. There was a lot of club interest in Clones on with Niall Harley and Colm Kelly figuring prominently in the minors 2-19 to 1-10 victory over Antrim. Mick McGrath is involved in the minor back room team, while Aodh Ruadh hurler Jamie Brennan is going well. The Aodh Ruadh interest didn’t stop there as Anthony Donagher and John Joe Gettins both took part in the half time games, giving a good account of themselves. Ronan Matthews was in Clones on Sunday and he got a great range of shots from the day which can be browsed at aodhruadh.org.
Aodh Ruadh recorded another good win in Ulster Táin league Division Three on Sunday evening. They defeated Louth outfit Mattock Rangers on a scoreline of 5-11 to 3-10 to third in the ten team table behind Ballela of Down and Sean Treacy’s from Lurgan. Ballyshannon got off to a flyer with two earlier goals, Chris Kilgannon instrumental in both, and enjoyed a half time cushion of five points. However Mattock contribute a sizeable contingent to the Louth senior team and weren’t for lying down. Two goals after the break saw the Leinster men edge into a one point lead. Aodh Ruadh responded well and battled back to run out seven point winners. The most encouraging aspect of the performance was the grit shown by the youthful Aodh Ruadh full back line of Tommy Anderson, Tommy Gillespie and Jack Matthews who were under huge pressure in the second half.
Best of luck to Brendan Gillespie and Oisín Rooney as they attend the Ulster Academy in Jordanstown next Monday and Tuesday.
Our under 8s and under 10s take part in the third all county blitz this Sunday in Convoy, details will be sent out during the week.
Aodh Ruadh ladies said farewell to Fionnuala Gill at the weekend. The Gaelscoil Éirne teacher has made a great contribution to the club since coming to the town almost a decade ago. She soldiered with the senior team, winning an intermediate championship title, and helped coach a number of underage Aodh Ruadh teams too. The ladies team staged a farewell bash for Fionnuala in Dicey Reilly’s where she was presented with a few mementos to remember us by when she gets settled in down in Cork. Always available to lend a hand, it’s fair to say we’ll all miss the Mayo múinteoir about the place. Slán agus go raibh céad maith aga
Hard luck to the under 14s who lost their play-off game against Termon last Tuesday in Killygordon. The girls had a great year, topping their group in the first round and finishing up in a play-off situation in Division A in the county.
The Aodh Ruadh Summer Camp 2014 runs on Monday 7th July-11th July and Monday 14th July-18th July. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm daily.
After eight games this weekend, the double act that is the two Gerry Gallaghers sees one replace the other at the top of the leaderboard in the Race for Sam competition. Gerry Gallagher and his team of Belleek boys are top this week on 107 points. Hot on his heels is Philip Patton and his team, county colours, on 105 points. Conal Gallagher and his team, the Concrete Cs, are in third place with 102 points.
Aodh Ruadh have teamed up with Kavanagh’s SuperValu in Donegal Town to help the club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit.
We are asking club members who shop in Kavanagh’s SuperValu to take part in this initiative to help Aodh Ruadh reach the target of 1,000 vouchers.
There was no winner of the €1,100 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 7, 9, 13 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: John Flaherty, Portnason; Ellen Ward, Tonery; Colum Ward; Sean O’Mahoney, Rathmore; and Ronan Drummond, Abbeylands. Next draw is in The Bridgend on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1,200.
It is summer camp time of year again. All families should have received a cul camp registration form through their schools. Closing date to register is Saturday 14th June. If anyone did not receive a form, they will be available on Saturday morning’s training. Parents can also register online by visiting www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps
The following children were selected to represent the North Inishowen primary school team who played south Inishowen in Carndonagh on Sunday 8th June. The girls are as follows: Breena Diver, Erin Coyke, Aoibh Faulkner, Clodagh Skelly, Niamh Skelly, Kerry McLaughlin, Niamh McLaughlin, Niamh McDonald, Claire McLaughlin, Kirsty Connolly and Kate McClenaghan The boys are as follows: Eoin O’Doherty, CJ McCrudden, Michael Leech, Oran McGuinness, Shaun McDonald, Brennan Moore and Conor McLaughlin.
The new club half-zip tops are available; they are priced at €40. Please check out the club’s Facebook page and website for all the latest Moville GAA O’Neills merchandise.
The Royal Flush numbers drawn for the weekend of the 22/06/2014 were 5, 14, 16 & 20. There was no winner of the jackpot worth €3,340. Consolation prizes went to Maria Brosnan, Anne Alvey and Kevin O’Donnell. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €3360 and the draw will take place in McIntyres Bar. A date of Saturday August 9th has been set for the anniversary celebrations. Meetings will take place every Thursday from now on upstairs in the clubroom at 8:30pm. There is a large amount of work involved for the celebrations, therefore we would ask for as much help as possible to make it a success. All welcome to attend meetings. The annual Cúl Camp will take place this year from Monday 30th June to Friday the 4th of July at the pitch in Dunkineely. The camp will run daily from 10am to 2:30pm and will cater for children from ages 6-13.More information and prices can be found on the website. Contact camp co-ordinator Dermot Gallier on 0879946654 with any other queries.
The third team suffered their first defeat of the season away to Pettigo last Saturday evening. The Ladies team travelled to Naomh Muire on Saturday evening and suffered a defeat.
The minor team are due to play Lifford on Monday 30th June in Glenswilly at 7.30pm in the minor championship.
Congratulations to Michael, Neil and Cormac on their success with the Donegal senior and minor teams last Sunday. We are all looking forward to the Ulster Final on July 20th in Clones. Ticket orders should be sent in writing or email to Sharon McGinty before Wednesday 9th July. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The monthly club meeting will take place on Monday 30th June at 9pm. The Kellogs GAA summer camps are coming up on the 7th to 14th of July, Registration is available through Paddy McGinty on 087 9210846.
The Lotto numbers drawn were 06, 11, 14, 19, 20. B 16. The consolation prize winners were €100-Susan Peoples, Kerrykeel, €50 -Joe Reilly, Ballymagowan. Next week’s jackpot is €3,000.
Good luck to the U-14 boys along with Sean MacCumhaills are representing Donegal in the All-Ireland Feile, in Roscommom, this weekend.
Thanks to Kevin Cassidy for coming over to take a session with the u14s last week. A huge thanks to Pat Sweeney, Portsalon for sourcing new bags for team.
We hosted the U10 blitz in Portsalon on Friday evening, June 20th. Teams taking part were Fanad Gaels, Downings and Termon. Thanks to all the parents who provided the refreshments and to the parents who served the teas and refreshments.
A massive thanks to our referees Ronan McAteer, Shaun Coyle, Niall Carr and Michael Blaney. Thanks to Martin McAteer, Oisin Shiels and Odhran Shiels who set up the pitches for the blitz. NEXT U10 BLITZ ON SAT, 5TH OF JULY.
Torthaí an lotto don 23ú Meitheamh. Uimhreacha: 20-21-24-26. Ní raibh buaiteoir don póta óir, bhí trí uimhir ag Hillary Ní Colgan c/o Caseys agus tá €150 bainnte aici. Bhain Seosamh Mac Giolla Bhríde Murlog an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Patsy. Beidh an chéad tarraingt eile ar an Luan seo chugainn 30ú Meitheamh ins an Teach Tabhairne An Gleann agus beidh €6,500 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair. Congratulations to Lorcan Connor who played a starring role for the county minor team against Antrim on Sunday last and was deservedly awarded the man of the match award and can now look forward with his team mates to an Ulster final against the winners of Monaghan / Armagh on 20th July.
Both our U-12 A and B teams host Letterkenny Gaels on Wednesday evening 25th June and Fanad Gaels on Wed 2nd July with the action getting under way at 6-30pm on both occasions.
The annual Cul Camp takes place this year from Mon 14th - Fri 18th July and further information is available from the camp co-ordinator Denis McBride - 0876132360.