This week latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal and abroad.
The Seniors and Reserves both advanced to their championship semi-finals after good wins on Saturday night. The Reserves defeated the Michael’s Reserves on Saturday to advance to a meeting with reigning champions, Gaoth Dobhair.
The minor Boys will get back into championship action this Bank Holiday Monday with details of their Northern semi-final v Glenfin to be finalised.
A depleted U16 Boys team lost their county final to St. Michael’s on Sunday by a single point, they take on Aodh Ruadh BS in their county league semi-final this Sunday (26th) at 11am with venue tbc.
The U13 boys turned in an impressive display against Termon in their county final to run out convincing winners on a score of 5-12 to 4-05. Congratulations to all the players and management.
The U13 girls had a big win over Gaoth Dobhair to reach their county semi-final and they will meet Glenfin on Saturday in Glenswilly at 2pm.
The Benny Carr Cup (U14) is scheduled to take place this Monday (27th) with N. Conaill providing the opposition. Throw-in is at 3pm.
The James Gallagher Tournament also takes place this Monday with Termon, Convoy and Buncrana taking part this year for U12 footballers. Games begin at 10:30am.
The Sunday Morning Academy has now finished until January but the Presentation Night is taking place in The Station House Hotel on Wednesday next, October 29th from 6pm.
The next Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night takes place this Friday (24th) in The Clubhouse. Visit the new Facebook page “The Clubhouse” for more details.
We are hosting the county Senior and Reserve semi-final double header this Sunday with Glenswilly versus Naomh Conaill in the senior game and Dungloe versus Ardara in the Reserve game. Games are at 1:30pm and 3pm. A large crowd is expected so all stewards are asked to be at the Park for 12:45pm sharp.
There were 4 winners in this week’s lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. The numbers drawn were: 1-7-13-19 and the winners were all direct debits: Josie & Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’Donnell; Benny Doherty, Foxhills; Dr. James McDaid, Lurgybrack and Kevin Rafferty, Thornberry. Next week’s jackpot is €1,975.
We extend our sympathies this week to the Collins family on the death of Bida. Bida’s late husband, Charles “Bovril” Collins was a member of the first ever Donegal team to play in Croke Park.
Sympathy is extended to Patsy Devlin, on the recent death of his mother Ann. Sympathies also to Edward McLaughlin on the death of his aunt Bridget Doherty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Devlin and McLaughlin families at this time. Also, sympathy to Susan McCarron on the recent death of her aunt in England. Ar dheis de do raibh a anam.
After the excitement of the Junior A championship last week it was back to league action for both teams in Division 3 last weekend. Both teams travelled to Buncrana but neither had any luck on the day as Buncrana won the two games.
The club is running a bus to Cavan to see Urris play the Cavan champions Arva in Breffni Park on Sunday November 2nd. Anynyone wishing to book a seat please contact John Friel on 0860523550.
The U13 boys are in the final against Downings, at the time of notes going to press time and venue not confirmed.
The Match “N” Win numbers for October 16th were 5, 6, 10 and 21. The €15 winners were McFeeley, Greysteel, Derry, Gerard (Waterman), Minaduff, Angela Ivers, Clonmany, Catherine Kearney, Leenan Keil and Denise Gill, Backhill, Buncrana. Jackpot next week is €940.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The senior team booked their place in the Conway Cup final last weekend after defeating Kingdom Kerry Gaels 4-15 to 1-5. They will now play Round Towers and attempt to do the clean sweep of winning all available domestic trophies last done in 2007.
Well done to the reserve team who completed the championship/league double in the past few weekends beating Fulham Irish and St Kiernans respectively.
The club would like to thank manager Ricky Williamson who has stepped down from his post after three years of hard work and commitment.
Hard luck to our minor team who unfortunately came out the wrong end of a 3-5 to 1-8 defeat to Parnells last Sunday in the championship final at Ruislip.
The ladies bowed out of the junior championship after a very late goal ended our hopes in the semi final against St Anthony’s. TCG 2-10 St Anthony’s 3-8
Well done to all involved especially the management team of Conor Connelly and Shaun Campbell.
Congratulations to club member Kevin Downes who has been appointed trainer/selector with the Cavan football team for the coming season.
The club received the sad news last week of the passing by of Brid Carr, wife of club stalwart Seamus who lost her long battle with illness. Brid had been a familiar face around the club for over 30 years and was a great support to Seamus in his roles within the club and to London county board. The club offer our sincere condolences to Seamus and children Christina, Anna and Tom. May she rest in peace.
We also pass on our sympathy to former members, Gary Murray who lost his mother in Galway and to Denis O’ Leary who sadly lost his wife Ann recently. May they rest in peace.
The Lotto numbers drawn for October 16 th for Jackpot £3000 were 2-7-13-17. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Porto Joe, Sean Mullins, Steve McLoughlin and Niall Boyle. Next draw takes place this Thursday 23rd October, jackpot £3,050.
The minor board U6/U8/U10/ U12 presentation award were presented on Saturday night. The club was packed to the rafters, with 85 players alone representing the four age groups. Thank you to their managers and coaches for their dedication and hard work during the past season - it has been much appreciated and finally, thanks to all who brought food for the shared buffet, donated raffle prizes and sold raffle tickets.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Eileen McHugh on the recent death of her sister Siobhan O’Connor.
The club would also like to extend its sympathy to former player and committee member Gary Murray on the death of his mother last week in Galway.
The Children’s Halloween Party is on Friday 31st October at 6 pm onwards
A spooky evenings fun for the children from 6 pm onwards. Donations of food and raffle prizes on the night appreciated. There will be a prize for the best Halloween dressed girl and boy.
The U14-U18 and girls presentation night - Friday 14th November - 7.30 pm. The presentation night for U14, U16, U18 and Girls will take place on Friday 14th November, followed by a disco.
The Youth Dinner Dance is on Saturday 29th November - 7.30 pm. Please contact your child’s team manager for tickets.
The senior and reserve teams experienced contrasting fortunes in their championship fixtures this weekend.
The seniors travelled to Burt for the last group game of the Intermediate championship having already beaten their near neighbours twice in the league this year, and knowing that a win could see them through to the quarter final. However Burt emerged winners on a 1-12 to 1-5 scoreline.
The reserves took on Burt and made use of the strong breeze in the first half to lead at half time. The hosts reduced the deficit in the second half but Naomh Colmcille had a two point winning margin at full time, 0-11 to 0-9.
The minor board are holding a fun evening for all U8, U10 and U12 kids on Friday next (24th) at 7:30 pm in the clubhouse. We hope to see kids, parents and coaches in attendance.
The club are holding a Night at the Races fund-raising event on Saturday 1st November. Race cards are now being distributed, and horses (€10) can also be got from any committee member.
The dinner dance is scheduled for Saturday 22nd November at the Radisson. More details to follow.
This week’s lotto numbers are 12, 2, 13, 4, 19 and the most correct winners are Abi and Hana McDaid who win €75. Last week’s numbers were 1, 12, 15, 19, 24 and most correct winners were Eugene Hutchison, E. Coyle and Vanessa Donohue who won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €6,450.
The Royal Flush draw results for October 20th were 3, 4, 5, 11. There was no winner of the jackpot of €580, consolation prizes went to Cathal Byrne, Thomas Baskin and Carmel McGowan, St. John’s Point.
The senior side unfortunately lost out in the Junior Championship a fortnight ago but not all is lost as prior to the final they registered themselves into a place in the Division 3 promotion/relegation play-off. With a large number of fixtures still to be completed in that league it will be quite some time before the play-off takes place.
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 fundraiser for our club.
An Clochán Liath
Ba iad 1, 8, 10 agus 20 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraing ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €7,000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Kevin McGowan as An Clochan Leith, James O’Donnell as Keadue, P. McHugh c/o Spar, Sean Brennan as Drimlaghdrid agus Conor Comack as bother Ghaoth Dobhair.
Dungloe exit the senior championship at the quarter final stage following Sunday night’s defeat to St Michael’s. However, despite the defeat it was a good year for the senior team with promotion secured to Division One and a number of new young players blooded into the team. The reserves qualifyied for the county semi-final next weekend. Donal Rodgers scored the all important goal that seperated them an Naomh Conaill at the final whistle.
The under 13 season ended in disappointment on Saturday at the county semi final stage. Dungloe lost out to a bigger Naomh Padraig team who took full advantage of their height and strength. Dungloe although small in stature showed great grit and determination led at half time 0-12 to 1-05. The first half highlights were a wonder save by goalkeeper Patrick McGarvey and Aiden Mc Hugh’s excellent point taking in difficult windy conditions. The second half started well for Dungloe with an early goal from Ben Boyle. Naomh Padraig grew stronger as the half progressed and with 12 minutes to go they edged into a lead they never lost. Dungloe can be happy with their season which included winning the southern division league. Scorers: Aiden Mc Hugh 0-8, Jerome Boyle 0-3, Ben Boyle 1-1, Ethan Ward 0-1 and Dominic Doherty 0-2. The club are holding a vitally important meeting about hurling coaching and training at the clubhouse on this Thursday 23rd at 8 pm. A full attendance is expected to discuss the success to date, the challenges ahead and how to best serve the children going forward. A draft plan for hurling 2014/2015 will be distributed and discussed. We would ask all parents, coaches mentors teachers from schools to attend and anyone else who has an interest in how to better promote Dungloe hurling.
The reserves exited the championship last Saturday afternoon at the quarter-final stage. Both the seniors and reserves and scheduled to play Termon away this Sunday. Hard luck to our Under 16s girls team who were defeated by Aodh Ruadh in the county final last Friday.
Tá muid ag glacadh ainm an cluine an bhfuail suim acu páirt a glacadh i Scór na nÓg an blain seo. Tá ort a bheith Seacht mbliaina déag do aoin ramh an chead lá do Eanáir 2014.
We are taking names of anyone interested in taking part in Scorn a nÓg this year. You must be 17 years of age before the 1st January 2014. Categories are: Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Quiz Team, Novelty Act, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing/Ceili and Storytelling. For more information contact Sharon on 087-9100821 or Honora on 087-7925603 before the 25th October.
We wish to pass on our condolences to families of the following: the family of Brigid Carr Kilcar/Louth, to the family of the late Bríd Carr, Glencolmcille and to the family of Mamie Kennedy, Ardara. May they rest in Peace.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,600 this week’s numbers were 5, 20, 24 and 27 winners were: €50 John J Gallagher, €30 Darragh & Cliodhna Byrne (Roxbro) and €20 Mary B O’Donnell (Straleel). Lotto Plus numbers 5, 7, 13 and 23 there was no winner.
The lotto numbers drawn for October for jackpot of €4200 were 3, 6, 1, 5, 4, 2, 7
8. Seamus Herron matched all 8 numbers and won the Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot is €750. The Bord na nÓg AGM will take place on Tuesday the 4th of November at 8 pm. Nominations for officers and managers posts to be forwarded to Brendan Carr and Jackie O’Meara ASAP.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
Club lotto winners for October 4 with two counties DN LS LK WD were Patrick Mailey Convoy, Evelyn Rose, Drumkeen Katelyn Patton, Convoy. Mary Patton Hall, Martina Kelly Newntown. Next week’s jackpot is €4350.
There is no underage training this Friday as the club are hosting a Halloween Disco in the Clubhouse from 6.30 to 8.30 for our underage members.
The U-13 girls semi-final versus Glenswilly took place on Saturay at the Centre of Excellence with our girls losing out on this occasion. Thanks to all the team for their great effort all season and to Ciara Gallagher and her backroom team Aine Reilly, Eimear Shovlin and Karen Houston.
The u13 boys played in the shield final against St Michaels on Wednesday evening and they won. Thanks to all the team for their commitment and hard work this season and a big thanks to Ryan Kettle and his backroom Paul McDaid, Conor McDermott and Joe Dolan.
Most of our underage teams and seniors are now finished up for the season. A big thanks to all the managers committee parents and most important the players who all make the club what it is. Can all managers who wish to have notes included in Yearbook please send PRO Mairead (email@example.com) or text small report 0872140060 ASAP.
The ladies play Malin this Saturday in a play off to see who goes forward to the league final. This will be a very interesting tie as the teams have met on two previous occasions this year having won one each. Good luck to the girls and Benji in their big game. The club held a very successful quiz on Saturday night in Browne’s Bar for the ‘Mummy I Want To Walk Fund.’ Thanks to everyone who turned out and anyone who helped in any way. The figure raised was close to €400. Well done to all involved.
Jiving lessons are starting this Friday 24th October from 7 pm. These will last for five weeks. Payment of €25 will be taken on first night. Anyone interested contact 0876843311. Ceili dancing continues in the club house every Tuesday from 8-10 pm The lotto numbers drawn were 2,7,1,8,6,3,5,4. The match three winners who €20 each were Vincent Henderson, Ard McCool, Gerry Pye, Monellan and Brid McNulty, Tiernisk. Next week’s jackpot is €4,525.
This week’s 100 club lucky winner was number 69, Pearse and Ellen O’Brien Mullaghaneery. They receive €100.
The club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to Cllr Martin Harley and his family on their tragic loss of their beautiful daughter Kym.
The monthly club meeting will be held on Monday 27th October at 9 pm in the Clubrooms. All club members welcome!
The SLOTTO draw on 4th October had no winner. The €80 consolation prize went to Thomas Burke, Killian. The draw on 11th October also had no winner. The €80 consolation prize went to Frankie Bonner, Edrim Glebe, Mountcharles.
Congratulations to Thomas White who played with the county U12 team in Croke Park on Sunday 12th October. Rehearsals are in full swing for forthcoming dance night which will take place in the Abbey Hotel on November 22nd.
Pride of place this week goes to a young Aodh Ruadh under 16 ladies side who won the Donegal under 16 C championship. They defeated Kilcar on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-5 on Friday evening in the county final. The Ballyshannon girls led by 1-8 to 0-2 at half time and looked set fair for the honours. They had to count on an excellent second half defensive performance though to shut out Kilcar as they tried to claw their way back into the game. With Aodh Ruadh taking all their chances they ran out deserved 19 point winners. Mary Flora Scott and Shelly Loughlin orchestrated the attack well up front while Lorna Matthews and Orla Gillespie denied Kilcar any traction in the defence. Dearbhaile O’Moore and Meabh Rooney both excelled in midfield too. Congratulations to Teddy Kane, Terence McShea, Tara Khan, Elaine Dorrian and Sarah Patton on steering the side to championship success. The side who brought much-needed silverware back to Aodh Ruadh were as follows: Catherine McClay; Bronagh Kelly, Lorna Matthews, Ríonach Sheerin; Louise Mahon, Orla Gillespie, Lauren Moore; Dearbhaile O’Moore, Meabh Rooney; Rebecca Gillespie, Mary Flora Scott, Aimee McCaffrey; Roisín Gallagher, Shelly Loughlin, Roisín Meehan.
On Thursday last the Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurling team qualified for the Casement Shield semi-final by virtue of a comprehensive victory over Abbey CBS Newry on a 2-11 to 1-4 scoreline. The game was played in difficult conditions at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghey. This win means they now play old rivals Buncrana in the semi-final.
Two big weddings in the club this week and we’d like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all concerned for a long and happy marriage. Our hard working secretary Emma Gaughan hitches up with Aidan McGonigle this Friday, while Niall McCready and Marie Doherty tie the knot on Saturday.
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,800. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 9, 15 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary McGee, Roscor; Fidelma McCaffrey, Garrison; Kenneth Roper, Creevy; John Gallagher, Erne Street; and Tom Gallagher Cluain Barron. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,900 takes place at 8.30pm in McIntyre’s on Sunday.
Well done to the senior team who reached the county senior championship semi-final on Sunday evening last with a victory over Dungloe in Ballybofey.
Hard luck to the reserves who were narrowly defeated by St. Eunans in their quarter final on Saturday evening losing to St Eunans.
Congratulations to the Under 16 team and their managers Mickey McFadden and Michael Kelly on bridging a 47 year wait by winning the county under 16A title in Milford on Sunday last. They defeated St Eunan’s in the final. This is a great achievement by the lads and well done to all concerned bringing the cup back to Creeslough and Dunfanaghy.
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 Sunday las. The numbers drawn were 1,8,10,11,12,17. There were no Match 5 winners. Sixteen people matched 4 and their names were drawn, the winner of the €100 was Fiona Wilkinson, Purt. This weeks jackpot will be €6900.
The Under 13’s travelled to Convoy on Wednesday last to take on Convoy in the Division 2 Shield final. St Michael’s started very brightly with a goal from captain Anthony Brown, only for the St Mary’s boys to claw back into the game. The lead swung over and back throughout the first half with the east Donegal boys holding a 2 point advantage at half time.
The visitors started the second half strongly and soon had turned the two point deficit into a two point lead courtesy of a point from midfielder Carlos O’Reilly and another goal from the captain, Brown. But that was to be as good as it got for the Bridge boys as their luck turned, they hit the crossbar and posts a number of times as they tried to extend their lead, only to be hit by a sucker goal. This was followed up by a 45 that was pointed, to give Convoy a two point lead. The young St Michael’s team fought hard to get back in the game only to again find the crossbar their enemy and also finding the Convoy keeper in fine form. As they pushed forward they were hit by a second sucker punch goal near the end to give the home side a five point victory.
The senior team defeated by Bundoran to remain in the Senior Championship status in 2015. The senior ladies were defeated in their last league game of the year by Naomh Muire. The club expresses their deepest sympathy to the Byrne family, prayers and thoughts are with you all.
The Strictly Come Dancing is Saturday 25th October in the Blue Haven Hotel. The doors open at 7 pm. Tickets €20 each. Tickets on sale in SuperValu on Friday 24th October 3 pm-7pm
The Kilotto numbers were 17,20,25,29. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,700.
The senior play Aodh Ruadh in Convoy, on Saturday, in the Intermediate Championship while the reserves face Naomh Columba, in the Intermediate Reserve Championhip.
Ádh mór Cookie agus John Phaidí, Seamus agus na buachaillí go léir.
Could all managers please get their reports and photo into Margaretta ASAP please.
Well done to the ladies team and manager Dylan Davitt and his management team in the Ulster Intermediate semi-final on their victory away to Ballinascreen, on Sunday last. The final is fixed for Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Sunday 2nd November 1.15 pm against Monaghan Harps.
The lotto jackpot was not won at the weekend. The lucky dip winners were Michael Feeney, Gortlorsky, Gerry Timoney, Doonan, Tom Glynn, Kilcar and Kay Kelly, Drumrooske. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 18 and 22. The Jackpot now sits at €4050.
A very special thanks to all members and non members that helped out at Tirconaill Park last Saturday afternoon for the senior club quarter final games played. Hard luck to our Senior team who were defeated by St Eunan’s and exited the championship on Saturday evening last in MacCumhaill Park.
The Club is delighted to announce we now have our own Club App. Download this free app to get all the latest club news and info direct to your phone or tablet. Those without a smartphone can also access the same information through the desktop version at https://milfordgaa.teamapp.com. To get the app follow these steps:
Our G4M&O team travelled to Naomh Mearnog, Portmarnock on Saturday past to take part in their second National Blitz. They won all of their five matches with victories over Clonakilty (Cork), Kilbride (Roscommon), Curry (Sligo), Royal Gaels (Meath) and the hosts Naomh Mearnog. On the way home they had an enjoyable bus journey with lots of great singers and comedians on board, they stopped in the Fiddlers Reef, Carrickmacross for food and refreshments and eventually back to the Beachcomber Bar where they were entertained by the one and only DJ Mo Kelly. The team would like to thank their bus driver Liam McLaughlin for his service and patience and a special thanks to Marti Barrett for all the hard work, commitment and dedication preparing them for the day. Squad: Agnes Ryan, Cheryl Ní Bháile, Sharon Graham, Noelle White, Megan Hunter, Tracy Peoples, Yvonne Mcglynn, Sinead Hagan, Aisling Dorrian, Neasa Mc Bride, Paula Cullen, Aoife Deeney, Sinead McFadden, Kelly Mc Kinley, Sharon Mc Vey-Peoples
The U13s finished their season on a high with a great win over Cloughaneely in the Shield Final. The boys produced their best all round team performance and playing with a strong breeze in the first half they ran up a ten point lead in the first half. With strength on the bench for the second half they were never going to let the Falcarragh men back into the game. Great credit to the boys who trained hard all season and improved with every match. Special mentions to Eoin O’Donnell for his great defending last night, Shane Black who scored 1-6, and Reece Ufton and James O’Donnell who improved with every game this year. Well done also to their manager Nigel Black for all his hard work with the lads over the year.
This weeks lotto numbers were 1-6-8-21. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35. Seamus Durkan and Michael Logue. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,600.
It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169