For a full and compehensive round up of all that is happening in the GAA Clubs of Donedgal, read on . . .
The ladies step on to the field on Saturday morning, when we host the annual Darren McGinley Memorial Tounament, starting at 11am sharp.
This 7 a side competition has proved to be very succesful and well organised day out in Pairc na nGael in the past and hopefully Darren can help us out with the weather!
On Saturday evening our senior and reserve teams host Urris in the league and hopefully they can both keep up the pressure at thetop of their divisions. As usual we are extremely thankful for all the great support all our teams receive and we hope to see as many of you out in force in the coming week. Ádh mhór do na foireann uilig, an seachtain seo!
MAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT STILL AT €10,000: There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot.
Numbers drawn were 10,18,27 and 30. There was 1 match 3 winner. Deirdre Devenney receives €150.
Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.
NOEL GRIFFIN MEMORIAL
This was the 3rd year of the Noel Griffin memorial tournament and a large crowd came to watch former players and friends of Noels from Mac Cumhaills and Glenfin.
This could of been a simple kick about between friends but this was still Mac Cumhaills vs Glenfin, Mac Cumhaills started the best with some quick scores but the evergreen Frank Ward responded with some fine scoring that showed class shows no age, from here on in Glenfin took the lead and stayed there for most of the entire first half and when the two teams left the field the score was 1-06 to 1-05.
The second half started as briskly as the first scores from Paul Mc Glynn and Pj Scanlon were quickly followed by a well crafted goal by the wily Liam Ward but the resurgent efforts of Bernard “poggy” McGeehan pulled the score back seconds later with a goal of his own. Tit for tat scores between Pj Scanlon and Nathan and Mark Griffin kept the game on tenterhooks and when Frank Ward pushed forward again with two points it looked like the honours were Glenfin bound, but as referee Enda Mc Feeley was putting the whistle to his mouth Poggy Mc Geehan went on a storming run desimating the tired Glenfinn defence and smashing the ball into the back of the net bringing an exciting game of football to an end final score Mac Cumhaills 2-12 Glenfin 4-06. Man of the match went to Frank Ward
Monday 11th. 7.30pm. Under 16 League Semi Final. Home to St Michaels.
Tuesday 12th.Under 16 Girls. Away to Burt.
Wednesday 13th. Under 13. Away to Cardonagh
Thurs 14th. Under 16 Hurling Semi final. Home to Setanta.
Sunday 17th. Senior Reserve. Away to Naomh Muire. 1.30pm/3.00pm.
The Bingo is on in The Villa Rose this week. Jackpot is over €9,200.
Lotto numbers for 5/8/14; Jackpot €3700: 4 6 8 2 5 1 3 7
Stanley Raitt matched 3 numbers and won €60. Next week’s jackpot: €3750.
Congratulations to our Ladies who beat Milford 6-14 to 0-11 on Sunday evening in the first leg of their championship clash!
Our Reserves and Seniors are away to Cloughaneely this Sunday at half 1 and 3.
Congratulations to Frank and the rest of the Donegal squad on their win against Armagh in the All Ireland Quarter Final!
St. Mary’s, Convoy
Bingo continues in Hall on Tues .Club Lotto Counties drawn AM DY RN LK, 8 matched 2, 5 winners, Lauren Guthrie Drumkeen, Vivian Deery Ballybofey, Ed McGurk, Eileen O’Donnell & Brendan McElhinney Convoy. Jackpot next week €3850.
St Mary’s GAA Convoy are holding a 5k run/jog/walk fundraiser on Tuesday night starting at 7.30, registration from 6pm in clubhouse entry 7€. Your support in this event would be much appreciated. All money raised goes towards the continuous upkeep and development of your club.
Training for Senior Ladies on Wed at 7 and Fri at 7.30 Check FB for match updates
Gaelic for Mothers and Others wed at 8.15 new players always welcome
U 16 girls training 6.30
U 13 boys keep a check on Fb Page for Match details etc.
U 21 start on Tues with a Game away to Termon .
Senior Ladies V Four Masters
St Mary’s travelled to Four Master for their Championship Game .The visitors started ays welcome .
Training on Friday for the under 12 girls from 6 to 7. Please bring €2 and gum shield.
Training for u 16 girls Mon from 6.30
The brighter with afine score from Alanna O Donnell followed by a free from Ciara Gallagher which finds the back of the net .
Eimear Shovlin Points for the Visitors to go ahead 1-02 to 0-0
Four Masters start to settle and soon find the back of the net followed by a point 1-02 to 1-0 1 Ciara Gallagher and Lauren Guthrie point for St Mary’s to go Ahead 1-04 to 1-02 but Four Masters reply with two points to see the sides level at Half Time .
Four Master come out the hungrier in the second half and with a goal and two points they go ahead 2-06 to 1-04 .St Mary’s Ciara Gallagher slots over a free and that was to be the only score for the Visitors as Four Masters dominate and score another Goal and 5 points to take the win Final score Four Masters 3-11 St Mary’s 1-05
Second leg will be at home next Sunday .
Senior men v Moville - It was a tight and tense game in Moville this afternoon.
Moville missed a free kick after 5 minutes. Within minutes Dean Bonner scores a point and with 16 gone on the clock he points a free kick. This is followed by a Moville point. Great play between Jack Blake and Laurence Mc Mullan results in the latter slotting the ball over the bar leaving the score 03 01 after 22 minutes. A point for the home team brings the score to 03 02. Moville followed this by pointing a second free kick having missed their first chance. Emmet Paterson scores a point late in injury time to leave St. Mary’s leading by 04 to 03 at half time.
Second half begins with an injury to Thomas Mc Hugh after 1 minutes play. He was replaced by Simon Mc Glynn. Fine play between the Blake brothers results in a point from the boot of Peter. Moville reply quickly leaving a scoreline of 05 04 after 6 minutes. Free kick for the home side leaves the game level. This is followed by 2 free kicks and 2 points from the boot of John A Kee. The visitors hearts are broken when Moville find the net bringing the score to 1 05 07. John A Kee scores 3 more points from frees but Moville answer each one and pull away with a victory on a scoreline of 1 09 0 10.
The seniors and reserves had no fixtures this weekend.
The U16s are scheduled to take on Malin at home in the Northern Board Division 2 league semi-final this Monday (11th) at 7:30 pm. See Facebook for latest update.
The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day is now due to take place on Sunday 17th August starting at 2:00 pm. Scheduled activities include bouncy castles, golf, penalty kick, bottle stand, an U8s and U10s match (approx. 2:00 pm), Boys and Girls races (U6s, U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s), Novelty events (sack race, 3-legged race, father and son, mother and daughter, husband and wife (piggy back), mothers, fathers, senior team 100 m dash, tyre race, horse shoe toss, gather spuds), ladies/girls match (4:30 pm approx..), Bingo (4:30 pm approx.), tug-of-war (5:00 pm approx.).
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.
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. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. See Facebook for further updates.
U16. Match at home to Malin scheduled for Monday (11th). See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U13. Match at Letterkenny Gaels scheduled for Wednesday (13th) at 7:00 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U10. Training continues Friday 15th August at 6:30 pm.
U10. Training continues Friday 15th August at 6:30 pm.
Girls U12-16 Gaelic. 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 18, 21, 12, 24, 16 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Monica McDaid, Brid O’Brien and Matthew O’Brien who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,950. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.
The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.
BIG BREAKFAST: CLG Iorras thank all who came along to St Mary’s Hall and supported our Big Breakfast on Saturday. Thanks to sponsors, donations of home making etc but a Massive Thanks to all our helpers on the day- you all know who you are, without you all the event would not be the success it was. Thanks one and all!!!
QUIZ NIGHT: The Urris Ladies team are running a Quiz night in the Strand Hotel on Wednesday night coming. Please pass the word on and organise your friends to come along so that we have a big number of tables on the night. Quiz starts at 10pm.
MATCH “N” WIN: August 7th: No Jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 4, 19, 20 & 22. €15 winners: Jacob Mc Conalogue, Tirmaine, Hannah Toland, Cleagh, S Mc Toal, Co. Antrim, Sarah Kane (White), Carndonagh and Ciaran Rooskey. Jackpot next week €540. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.
Junior A Championship: Seniors had no game in the Championship last weekend as Na Rossa did not travel.
SENIORS & RESERVES: Both teams away to N. Columba (Glen) in the league on Saturday night. Games at 6pm & 7.30pm.
U21: U21 team away to Carndonagh on Tuesday night at 7pm. Please come along and support the lads.
Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures. Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email email@example.com no later than 9pm on Sunday night.
Senior ladies suffered defeat to st Eunans in the 13 a side championship on Wedensday last at home , was disappointing giving the great win they had against termon the Sunday before. Next up is Termon in the championship in Termon throw in at 11am.
Reserve men had 6 points to spare over neighbours Muff on Thursday 7th this was an away game for Moville and done well to grind a result best for Moville Ciaran Moore, Jamie Mc Cormick & Oran Henry.
Shaun Diver goal seals the deal for Moville as they progress to a semi final spot... In what was at times a very tense & exciting game the goal in the second half made the difference between the sides convoy got of best with 2 early scores, before a well taking point from Seamus Hegarty got Moville off the mark. Convoy added a 3rd before Joshua Lafferty scored next for Moville before a Ciaran Diver ( 45 ) to leave the sides level convoy added a 4th just before half time to leave a score line 0-4 convoy to 0-3 Moville.
Convoy started the second half best the brighter with both sides exchanging scores before the half time Moville Substitute Shaun Diver found the net in what was to be the most important score of the day with the game in the melting pot Moville showed character to see out Convoy with 2 points to spare.
Minors suffered defeat to mac cumhaills on Monday 4th of August a under strength Moville side done well against Mac Cumhaills with both sides putting up a big score Moville trailed by 0-4 with 10 mins to go, Co Minor Ciaran Diver scored 0-13 of the 0-18 points Moville scored on the night.
Well Done to the Donegal Senior team who saw off a very determined Armagh team by the narrowest of Margins to book themselves in a all Ireland semi final against Dublin. This is going to be a great day for Donegal as both the Minors & Seniors line out the same day when they take on the Dubs. It will be a momentous occasion for Our club players Tony Mc Cleneghan & Ciaran Diver who are on the Donegal Minor team.
Gaeil Fhánada Lotto Results
Numbers drawn 04, 05, 13, 16, 18. Bonus No 18. No jackpot winner. €100 M. T. Clinton. Glassagh. €50 Bridie Doherty. Ballyheerin. Next week’s jackpot €3350.
Seniors and Reserves play away to Killybegs this Sunday at 1.30p.m. and 3p.m. All support appreciated.
U6, U8, U10 Training
Training as usual for the above teams on Friday at 6pm in Portsalon. Remember to bring gum shields and water bottles!
Comhghairdeas mhór le foireann Dún na nGall as an bua Dé Sathairn –Bhí gach duine neirbhíseach ag féachaint air! Ach bhí an bua againn sa deireadh! Cluiche leath-ceannais i gcoinne Baile Áthe Cliath ag deireadh na míosa. Tír Conaill Ábu!!!
Well done to our Senior Footballers on reaching the All Ireland Semi Final. Great to have both Senior and Minor teams through to the semi finals. Let’s turn Croke Park into a sea of Green & Gold on August 31st.
Important Ticket information For All Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park.
Notice received from the county administrator and must be adhered to:
Please find enclosed ticket details for game on 31st August.
Orders will close at 5pm on Monday 18th August and under no circumstances can we accept later orders.
Family tickets to a maximum of 6 per family and must include at least one adult. No juveniles to be sold unless accompanied by an adult. No changing of orders once submitted and no returns will be accepted for this game. This game is expected to be close to full capacity so tickets will be allocated for all parts of the ground with no guarantees for particular requests. This time if you order tickets, I cannot accept cancellations. The usual ordering procedure applies.
Gaeil Fhánada Club Draw 1st Draw will now take place on the second Monday of every month starting in September. Few tickets left in anyone interested, please contact any committee member asap.
Gaeil Fhanada Rás 5k 2014
Páirc Uí Shiadhail in Portsalon was the venue for the Gaeil Fhánada Rás 5k and fun walk. The runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic Ard glass and Corry and coasted downhill all the way back to the club house where competitors enjoyed a cup of tea on a beautiful summers evening. Well done to all competitors in particular the many families who supported the event. Pride of place on the night went to young Kevin Logue from Ballinacrick, running for Cranford AC with a hugely impressive time of 18.32 on a challenging course followed by Damien Mc Bride of Milford AC. Doaghbeg native Marie Mc Ateer was the first lady over the line with a time of 24.41 followed by fellow Fanad AC athlete Martina Carr. Australia’s Simon Chodziesner won the over 50 category while Maire Callaghan and Aidan Sweeney were prizewinners in the over 45 category. Comhghairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt agus mile buíochas d’achan duine a chuidigh ar an oiche.
Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club
1 60 18.32 Kevin Logue sm Cranford AC
2 55 18.45 Damian Mc Bride sm Milford AC
3 18 18.59 PJ Hagan sm Milford A C
4 19 19.18 Michael Gallagher sm Finn Valley A C
5 56 20.32 Shaun Coyle sm GaeilFhanada
6 38 20.47 Ruairi Lafferty jm Unattached
7 40 22.16 Michael Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada
8 17 22.46 Aidan Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada
9 5 22.58 Simon Chodziesner m50 Unattached
10 26 23.25 Ronan Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada
11 25 23.25 Aidan Sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada
12 12 24.13 Sam Faulkner sm Unattached
13 54 24.39 James Howe jm GaeilFhanada
14 46 24.41 Marie McAteer sw GaeilFhanada
15 37 24.54 James Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada
16 23 25.29 John McElwaine sm Lifford A C
17 51 25.41 Martina Carr sw Unattached
18 24 25.56 Máire Callaghan w45 GaeilFhanada
19 52 26.13 Clar Nic AtSaoir sw Unattached
20 36 26.43 Pat Sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada
21 35 27.14 Oisin Blaney sm GaeilFhanada
22 4 29.38 Sean Sweeney sm GaeilFhanada
23 39 31.07 Rosheen McGinley Walker GaeilFhanada
24 53 31.35 Aisling Howe Walker GaeilFhanada
25 21 31.42 Connor Heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada
26 27 35.28 Mark Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada
27 2 37.08 Grainne Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada
28 28 37.11 Ciaran Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada
29 31 37.11 Gerard Sweeney sm GaeilFhanada
30 32 37.53 Cian Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada
31 15 37.56 Ciaran McDevitt Walker GaeilFhanada
32 48 38.02 Ciara McElwaine Walker Unattached
33 57 42.45 Dan Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada
34 58 42.46 Shaun Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada
35 43 43.00 Ryan Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada
36 49 44.49 Ruth Stewart Walker GaeilFhanada
37 50 45.51 Darragh McElwaine Walker GaeilFhanada
38 47 45.54 Ronan McElwaine Walker Unattached
39 34 45.54 Rose Friel Walker GaeilFhanada
40 22 46.00 Amy McGonagle Walker GaeilFhanada
41 20 46.52 Caitlin Heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada
42 16 46.58 Shaun McDevitt Walker GaeilFhanada
43 7 47.10 Brian Gibbons Walker Unattached
44 45 48.23 Mark Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada
45 42 48.47 Emma Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada
46 44 48.52 Michaela Shiels Walker GaeilFhanada
47 41 49.15 Breda Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada
48 59 49.16 Marian Howe Walker GaeilFhanada
49 14 49.17 Deirdre McDevitt Walker Unattached
50 8 49.19 Aoife Gibbons Walker Unattached
51 6 49.21 Mary Gibbons Walker Unattached
52 11 50.26 Maud Mc Clean Walker Unattached
53 13 50.28 Jennifer Gallaghe Walker Unattached
54 9 50.29 JP Gallagher Walker GaeilFhanada
55 33 53.00 Cian Friel Walker GaeilFhanada
56 10 53.07 Ciaran Gallagher Walker Unattached
57 29 53.16 Rachel Alonso Walker GaeilFhanada
58 30 53.44 Sara Alonso Walker GaeilFhanada
Wishing our fellow committee member, stalwart senior player, mentor, coach, Paddy Shiels a very speedy recovery from everyone in the Gaeil Fhánada.
Names will be taken for All ireland semi final tickets this Thursday 14th in the clubhouse between 7pm and 8pm. A deposit of €20 per adult ticket and €5 per youth ticket is required when ordering tickets.
The third 200 Club draw was held and the winners were: €500: Karla Doherty, Station road
€100×5: Pj Campbell, Ard Patrick; Mary Quinn, Glen tavern; Mary Thompson, Ard mc Gill; Imelda Doherty, Narin Road; Rowena mele Bomolla, c/o Daniel mc Geehan
There was No winner of this week’s club lotto, numbers out were 1-4-18-29. The €50×2 went to Stephanie Brennan, Main Street and Oonagh Mc Henry Ballycastle Co Antrim. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,400.
The annual Naomh Conaill 5k Run / Walk takes place on Wednesday 13th August at 7 p.m. starting from the Clubhouse. Registration is from 6 p.m. There is ample parking and full changing / shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run / walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the smaller children entertained (weather permitting). Entry fee is € 8 for Adults and € 3 for under 16’s. All home-baking would be very much appreciated on the evening. Contact 086-8656312.
The Reserves and Senior teams take on Ardara in a home game on Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm. Best of luck Lads.
Na Cealla Beaga
Could all club members please note the existing policy, that has been in place all year will remain. Preference will be given to those who ordered tickets through the club during 2014, except where demand exceeds supply. Deposits are paid but are subject to availability of tickets. Semi Final ticket orders at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th August 7-8.30pm and Sunday 17th 4.30-5.30pm.
Tuesday 12th August: Ticket orders for All Ireland Semi Final @ Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park 7-8.30pm.
Wednesday 13th August: U13 home to Dungloe @ 6.30pm.
Thursday 14th August: Ticket orders for All Ireland Semi Final @ Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park 7-8.30pm.
Saturday 16th August: U13 away to Ballyshannon @ 1.30pm.
Sunday 17th August: Reserves & Senior Men @ home V Fanad Gaels (1.30pm and 3pm)
Final day for ticket orders for All Ireland Semi Final @ Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park 4.30pm-5.30pm (after senior game).
No winner of the bingo JP.. Next week JP at €2500 on 45 numbers.
Kilotto no: 1,7,20,22. 3 match 3 winning €20 each. Brid O’Rourke, Willy Tully; Niall Burke. Next weeks kilotto JP at €2200
Well done to Jim and the Donegal senior squad on reaching the All Ireland semi final last weekend. From all at the club.
The seniors travel to Letterkenny next Saturday to take on Letterkenny Gaels in their latest league game. Throw in is at 7.30pm.
The under 12s will play Bundoran away next Monday evening in the Vase final. Throw in at 6pm. Bus will leave McCreadys at 4.30 sharp. The same night the Dungloe/Na Rossa minor B team also travel to Bundoran to compete in the 2nd leg of the division 2 minor championship. They need to win to force a 3rd game as they lost the 1st leg in Dooey.
The A team will host Naomh Muire next Monday evening @7.30 in the division 1 championship 2nd leg and with a win will qualify for the semi final.
The under 10s will host a blitz in Dooey this Saturday morning. Details to be confirmed on Friday night at training.
The club are now taking orders for the All Ireland semi final which takes place in Croke park on the 31st August. Club members looking to order tickets should contact Pat Boyle before Tuesday 19th of August @9pm. No orders can be taken after this date. Prices are as follows; Stands €40, Hill €25, Juvenile €5. Juveniles must be accompanied by an adult. Student/OAP €40 (rebate of €10 on the day).
The clubs lotto draw took place last Monday evening. Numbers drawn were 15,18,20 & 21. The jackpot of €9000 was not won. Two lucky dip winners receive €50, Packie Gallagher, Corr point and Rena Bonner, Dooey.
The club are hosting a fundraising event entitled “Guess The Amount”. As the title suggests whoever can guess the amount of money that is in the bottle will win whatever amount that might be. If the correct amount is not entered then the person with the nearest amount to the correct total shall win the prize. If more than one correct guess then the prize will be shared equally. The cost per entry is €1. Tickets can be bought at local shops and Public bars. For more information contact any committee member.
The lads had a great victory over Robert Emmets at home on Sunday ending the Castlefin men’s chances. Of progressing to the quarter finals. Despite going six points clear at one stage in the first half the Emmets lads to their credit never gave up and clawed their way back into the game. With five minutes to go it was all square. The Reds scored two late points to win the game. The final score was Red Hugh’s 1-14 Robert Emmets 3-6
Next game is away to Naomh Ultan in the final game of the group stage of the championship. Hopefully we can make it four wins from four. Good luck lads Throw in is 3pm
The under 21’s play Fanad this Tuesday evening at 7pm in the quarter final of the championship. Good luck to the team and management.
All county blitz for u12 girls in Colaisigh Aileach Letterkenny this Saturday at 10.30am.Registration at 10am.Bus leaving the pitch at 9.30am.
The under 13 boys are away to Moville on Wednesday evening in their second game of their league campaign. Throw in 7.30pm
Lotto & 100+ Club Results
There was no winning sequence this week. Lucky dip winner of €30 was Margaret Ewing Dromore.
This weeks 100+ Club winner was number 90 Sean Quinn Fuels Ballybofey.
The club extends their sympathy to the Mc Ginty Family Glencovitt on their recent bereavement.
Well done to the St. Michael’s Players Colm McFadden Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the rest of the Donegal Team and Management in their All Ireland Quarter victory over Ulster Rivals Armagh in Croke Park on Sunday last. They now play Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final.
Important Ticket Information
Following information released from county board today for DONEGAL V DUBLIN minor & senior All Ireland Semi Finals below are details on tickets and prices for the games on Sunday 31st August in Croke Park.
Ticket prices, Stands €40, Hill €25, Juvenile €5 (Juvenile must be accompanied by Adult)
Student/O.A.P €40 (rebate of €10 on the day).
ALL tickets ordered must be collected and paid for - No changing of orders once submitted and no returns will be accepted for this game.
This game is expected to be close to full capacity therefore tickets will be allocated in all parts of the ground (upper tier stand tickets will be allocated), Family tickets to a maximum of 6 per family and must include at least one adult. No juveniles to be sold unless accompanied by an adult.
Orders to be with Nicola 0863084164 by Tuesday 19th August at 9pm. Only one and final order can be accepted from clubs so all members please have ticket order in on time.
Members of St. Michael’s GAA Club gathered in the Clubhouse in Dunfanaghy recently to honour one of the founding members of the club John Durning. John originally from Dunfanaghy and Creeslough played for the club and was also an early administrator with the club serving as an Assistant Treasurer and Secretary in the early years before emigrating to Philadelphia in 1957. Although he has lived in the USA since and currently resides in Philadelphia he kept in touch with Donegal and remained a loyal supporter of the club and he also takes a great interest in the Donegal senior team and has greatly enjoyed the county’s success in the past few years. John is also very much involved in the GAA and in the wider Donegal community in Philadelphia. In a talk at the Presentation Function John gave an insight into how St. Michael’s were formed and recalled some of the early matches and successes of the club.
The MC For the evening was Liam McElhinney Chairman of St. Michael’s GAA Club and Mick McGinley Dunfanaghy and Mick McGinley (Hudai).
All County League
Both the senior and reserve teams are due to play Four Masters at home on this Sunday the 17th August.
The St. Michael’s Lotto Rota for the next two weeks is as follows: 16th August Dunfanaghy Tommy McGinley and Neil McGinley, Creeslough Michael Cannon and Lorcan McDaid, 23rd August Dunfanaghy Cairns Witherow and Andrea Boyce, Creeslough Neil Toye and Shane Trearty. Anyone who is unable to carry out this very important job for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night.
The €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was shared by Dinny McFadden Roshine and Rose Anne Rodgers Ray who won €75 each. This weeks Jackpot will be €1540.
This months 50 Club winners were: €65 Norah Gallagher Main Street Dunfanaghy, €35 Sadie McGinley Derryreel and €25 Mary McFadden Shroughan.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 4,7,8,10,12,14; the Match 5 winners were Nancy Nelis c/o Log Cabin, Joe Langan Derryreel, Bernice Alcorn Hornhead and Deborah Hunter Ards who won €25 each. This weeks jackpot will be €6400.
Anyone who would like to purchase club gear – hoodys, half zip tops, tee shirts or polo t shirts for adults or children please contact Nicola 0863084164
There is a Key for the Clubhouse in the Dunfanaghy Post Office during weekdays if required but anyone borrowing it must return the key to the Post Office.
Sports Day Thanks
St. Michael’s Minor Board expresses sincere gratitude to all who helped make our sports day the success that is was (despite the weather conditions); the sponsors, those who prepared the field and cut the grass during the week, helpers on the day, everyone who donated raffle-spot prizes, old crockery, bottles, home baking, sandwiches etc and those who helped set up the field before and after the event and of course everyone who came and supported us.
Coaching: Would anyone who is available to help coach some of the underage players please contact Manus on 087 647 0532.
U8’S: The under 8’training continues at the Bridge on Wednesday evenings from 6.45 until 8pm. Any queries contact Hugh Doyle on 0864472068. It is hoped to have some friendly blitzes before the end of the season.
Under 16’s: Well done the boys who are now through to the Northern Final where they will face either Buncranna or St. Eunans after defeating Macumhails comfortably in Ballybofey on Monday evening last.
Our seniors and reserves play hosts to St Eunans this Sunday at 1:30 and 3pm, our Under 21s are home to Glenswilly in the championship this Tuesday.
All Ireland Semi Final Tickets
Orders for semi-final tickets will be taken in the Tea Rooms in Towney on Tuesday 12th from 8-9pm, Thursday 14th from 8-9pm and Sunday 17th from 4:30-5:30 NO orders will be taken after this date and tickets will be limited NO PHONE OR TEXT ORDERS will be taken.
Well done to the Donegal senior team in reaching the All Ireland Semi Final after a hard earned victory over Armagh, this now sets up a senior and minor double header against Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday August 31st.
Our Under 10s had an enjoyable Blitz in St. Nauls on Friday evening last; the Michael Doherty Tournament will take place this Friday 15th in Towney at 6pm
Hard luck to our Under 12’s who lost to Naomh Columba in the League Final on Monday evening the final score was Cill Chartha 5-02 Naomh Columba 9-09 our Under 13’s start their league campaign this Wednesday evening away to Naomh Ultan at 6:30 and are home to Naomh Columba on Saturday at 1pm.
Our Under 16s play Naomh Columba on Wednesday 20th in Pairc na Gael at 7:30pm.
Our minors played the first leg of the Championship last Wednesday evening in Towney in what was a thrilling game throughout Cill Chartha came out on top with a final score Cill Chartha 5-19 Naomh Columba 5-11 the 2nd leg is next Monday 18th at 7:30pm
Club Fun Day
The club would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out at the club funday in Towney yesterday especially Declan McDevitt, Michael Love, Gerry McHugh and Anthony Diver for all their work and also to Patrick, Ryan, Stephen and Conor who were there with the two Ulster Cups.
We have now over 100 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.
1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,600 this week’s numbers were 3, 4, 7 and 26 winners were: €50 James Gallagher (Bogagh) €30 Neil McGinley (Meenacharvey) and €20 Kathleen Cunningham (Kille). Lotto Plus numbers 2, 18, 22 and 30 there was no winner.
Club Bingo winners €150 Pamela Bonner €80 Noreen O’Leary, €75 Margaret O’Donnell, €70 Michael Doherty, Patricia Cunningham, Rebecca Trigwell, Rose McBrearty (Killybegs), Ann Maguire, Margaret O’Donnell (Shalvey), Mary T Byrne and Suzanne McShane. The Jackpot next week is €2,600 on 45 numbers.
The annual Summer Camp takes place at the club from August 20th to 22nd, any queries contact Karen Mc Hugh on 0863827312.The Lotto numbers for this week are 9,12,15,21 this weeks winner is Stelly Dunswortyhy from Ramelton.
Our under13 boys have a league game on Wednesday 13th away to Convoy with throw in at 7.30pm. The bus will leave the clubhouse at 6pm. sharp.
The under16s had a good victory last night 11th at home against Carndonagh in the league semi final By 2-13 to 6pts. The final date and opponents has yet to be confirmed.
The Junior B Semi final is on this Saturday the 16th August in Ballybofey against Pettigo at 7.30pm.
The Seniors and Reserve continue with the league this Sunday August 17th away to Termon with throw in times at 1.30pm. and 3pm. The Minors are due to play Convoy On august 18th in the Championship this game is in Glenswilly at 7.15. The under 16 girls continue with training at the training pitch on Tuesdays at 5.30pm.
The Mothers and Others group is attracting great numbers and by all accounts great fun is had by all, its not all about football as their is also a walking group established the ladies meet at the Training field every Wednesday at 8pm. Any queries contact Elaine Mc Fadden on 0861611240. If you wish to order tickets for the All Ireland Semi Final please do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1pm on Tuesday 19th of August.
Finally, a massive congratulations to Michael and Neil who both had man of the match performances against Armagh last Saturday.
The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of the 12/08/2014 were 1, 8, 9 & 16, there was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €3500. Consolation prizes went to Adrian Nesbitt, Terence Byrne & Carmel McDaid. Ticket orders for the All-Ireland Semi Final featuring Donegal and Dublin will be taken next Monday, August 18th in the clubhouse at 7pm. Many thanks to all who attended our 40th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday last. The day itself was a credit to the organizers as every aspect of it was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. The hard working committee who had been working on the day for months in advance deserve great praise, a day that will go down in the memory of many young and old people in the club. Both adult teams will be in Championship action over the weekend. First up are our reserves who will face Naomh Padraig, Lifford in Páirc Tir Chonaill in Donegal Town this Saturday, August 16th in the Quarter Final of the Junior B competition. Throw-in is fixed for 7:30pm. Then on Sunday, August 17th, our senior face Red Hugh in Páirc Naomh Ultan in their last round of the Junior Championship group stages. Throw-in for that game is 3pm. WIns for both sides will see the two advance to the last four of their respective competitions.The winner of the guess the score competition for the Donegal v Derry game in May was Malachy Byrne, the club will be now also running the competition for the Donegal v Dublin game. Rooney’s SuperValu, Killybegs and Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Donegal Town have offered to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit through SuperValu Kits for Clubs.
Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in the above two stores you will receive 1 voucher. The till operator will hand you this pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment. Drop this voucher in the Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store. When 1,000 vouchers have been collected, SuperValu will send our Club the kit for free.Results of GAA National Draw April 2014 - 1) Trip to 2014 International Rules Series in Australia- Match tickets, airline tickets & accommodation for 2 – Paddy Reilly - Trinity Gaels - Dublin
2) Ultimate Football Package 2014 – 2 All Ireland Football tickets, All Stars banquet & trip with All Stars to Boston – Pat Clarke - Henry Joy Mc Crackens Moneymore - Derry
3) 2 Corporate Box tickets & hospitality for Croke Park concert in 2014 – Edmond Barrett - Kiltane - Mayo
4) Travel voucher to the value of €1,500 – Tomas Bourke – Clonoulty – Rossmore – Tipperary
5) All Ireland Football Final Package 2014 – 2 Corporate Box tickets , corporate hospitality & 2 nights accommodation – Brenda & Ann Desmond– Laochra Óg - Cork
6) All Ireland Hurling Final Package 2014 - 2 Corporate Box tickets , corporate hospitality & 2 nights accommodation – Tom Fogarty – Newport - Tipperary
7) Shopping Voucher to the value of €1,000 – Brian Senior – Glen Rovers- Cork
8) All Ireland Football & Hurling Final Package – 2 Premium tickets & overnight accommodation for both– Don Twomey – Kiskeam – Cork
9) 2 Croke Park Premium concert tickets in 2014 – Chris Bogle – Urney - Tyrone
10) Trip to New York St Patricks Day 2015 – Seamus Dowd – Four Roads Hurling – Roscommon
Club winners from all four provinces include: Dublin, Derry, Mayo, Roscommon, Tyrone 2 from Tipperary and 3 from Cork
Well done: huge well done to Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and Luke Keaney and the rest of the County team on a great win against Armagh in the quarter final.
Ladies: huge well done to Four Masters Ladies on a great win over Convoy.
Four Masters Lotto: This weeks lotto numbers for week 4 were 3,4,7,22. There was no jackpot winner. Weekly €25 winners were, Frank Rose, Robert Duncan, Aaron McGettigan, Fintan McAndrew. Next weeks jackpot will be €3100. To play the lotto and stand a chance of winning some cash visit www.fourmastersgaa.com
Training pitch Development Draw: Tickets are being distributed currently and will be on sale from members. This fundraiser is to raise money to help service loans for our new training pitch. We would ask for your support please. Tickets are €5 each or 5 for €20. The prizes are as follows, 1st Prize: ALL- Ireland Football Final 2014 Package 2 x Lower Cusack Stand Tickets plus 250 cash. 2nd Prize: Relaxing Break in The Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, includes 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner for 2 people(In association with white Hotel Group) 3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart TV ( Sponsored by Mc Groarty’s Expert Electrical Store) 4th Prize: €250 Supervalu Shopping Voucher (Sponsored by Supervalu) 5th Prize : €250 Home heating Oil (In Association with E&J Oil Services Ltd) 6th Prize : Gourmet Dinner for 2 in Cedars restaurant at the 5* Soils Lough Eske Castle ( Sponsored by Soils Lough Eske). Draw will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 @9pm in Dom’s PierOne, Quay Street, and Donegal Town. Tickets and monies can be returned to club officers or to Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm – 9.30pm
*Senior Ladies - Senior Championship 2nd Leg*
CLG BnaG v Glenfin
Moyle Park, Sunday @ 11am
Our Senior Ladies have a huge job of overhauling the 6-14 to 0-11 1st leg defeat to Glenfin last Sunday when they play them at home this Sunday at 11am, but they are more than capable of it. A large home support would surely aid their cuase so we would ask for as much support as possible to come out on Sunday morning and get behind the girls.
CLG BnaG v Carndonagh
Moyle Park, Sunday @ 3pm
After a long layoff the Seniors are back in action when they take on Carndonagh at home. As this is the last home game of the league campaign we would appreciate as much support as possible to come down and get behind the lads. Throw in is at 3pm and there will be no Reserve game as Carn do not field in the Reserve league.
St Nauls v CLG BnaG
Mountcharles, Tuesday 19th @ 7.30pm
Our U21s kick off their Championship with an away game against St Nauls next Tuesday at 7.30pm in Mountcharles. Should they emerge victorious from this game they will go on to play the winners of Killybegs v Bundoran. All support greatly appreciated.
*Donegal Senior Ladies*
Hard luck to our own Niamh Carr and the rest of the Donegal Senior Ladies who were defeated by Kerry after extra time on the Bank Holiday Monday past in Birr, Offaly. The Ladies put up a brave fight but ultimately went down to the Kingdom by 5 points, 1-22 to 2-14.
The U16 Girls play the next round of their competition on Tuesday week, however time, date and opposition have yet to be confirmed
Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)
Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)
Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)
G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)
U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)
U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)
U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)
U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)
U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169
Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:
Family - €50
Senior - €20
U18 - €10
Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:
- Full Family membership
- Entered into every weekly Lotto draw
- Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)
- 11 free weeks entry into the lotto
For more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114
This weeks lotto numbers were 15-16-21-24. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner wins €70 each. Conall McFadden, Mt Marian. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,200.
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:
- Full family membership for 2014 included
- Entered into every draw evey week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw
*Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*
Thank you to all who helped with this years bottle cap collection, your support was much appreciated and we would ask that everyone continues to collect their bottle caps for next years collection.
*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*
CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or email@example.com
*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*
CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:
Underage Games Development
Adult Games Development
PR, Communication & Culture
*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114
All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford
For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/
*Milford GAA Club Gear*
Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.