GAA news and notes from GAA Clubs around Donegal for this week.
A huge well done to the Ladies on reaching the county semi-finalwith their 7-10 to 4-5 victory over Buncrana.
The next club meeting is on Wednesday 25th September at 8.30pm.
Tickets are now on sale for the club development draw priced at €5 a ticket or three for €10 great prizes to be won.
The club are running a BUY A BLOCK Fundraiser Drive for the development of the new club house. Individuals can contribute €10 towards buying a block, and they will be then have their name framed on the club wall. Contact Rose Kelly for further information 0877770639.
The Match and Win numbers for the weekend were 2,6,22,23. There was no jackpot winner, next week’s jackpot is €2,260.00, The €15 consolation winners were Kathleen Doherty, Annagh, Ambrose Denary, c/o Joe Claggin, Darrren Grant, Gortfad, Rose Bradley, Cross Clonmany, Frank Toland Malin.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The senior team kicked off their championship title defence last Sunday against KKG in the first group match at Ruislip.
The full forward line of Kevin McMenamin, Benny O Reilly and Eoin O’ Neill kept the KKG defence on the back foot at all times with a combined score of 1-8.
Marty McCoy marshalled the defence well with captain Luke Kavanagh standing out in the middle of the park. Next up is Round Towers with the date and venue to be confirmed. Final score, Tir Chonaill Gaels 1-11, KKG 0-7.
The club would like to congratulate clubman Noel Burke and his wife Sinead on the arrival of new baby boy Jake, who joins older brother Ollie in the Gaels Academy!
The club is hosting our annual golf day on Friday 4th October and we are looking for hole sponsors which cost £100. If you would like your company/Business advertised on the day please contact organisers Tom Mohan 07710307137 or Stephen Mc Loughlin 07788723922 for details.
At our recent 2012 presentation night the following people collected awards for their respective teams last season.
Player of the year, seniors, Brian Collins, Junior, Liam Cunningham, Reserve, Brendan Friel, Ladies, Mary Flaherty, Young player, Ollie Hayes. Joint clubmen of the year Stephen Mc Loughlin and Maurice Carr.
The lotto numbers drawn at the weekend Lotto jackpot of €1300 were 4, 6, 7, 3, 1, 2, 8, 5. There was no winner next week’s jackpot is €1350.
The U-16s were beaten on Sunday in the league playoff final by Gaoth Dobhair. Final score Gaoth Dobhair 1-12, Glenfin 0-5.
The third team was beaten by Ardara on Saturday evening, 5-4 to 1-12.
The winning Lotto numbers for Monday 2nd September were 10, 21, 22, and 24. There was no jackpot winner this week and the runner-up prize of €50 went to Helen Gillen. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,200.
The U14s girls beat Carndonagh in a thrilling semi-final in Carn on Thursday. The girls came flying out of the blocks in the first half with some fine scores, Carn came into the match and they got a penalty early on, but missed some frees which would have put them ahead.
Moville played very well with captain Michelle Logue bursting out of defence and Allaire McGonigal making some brilliant saves throughout the match. Ria McClenaghan was very strong in the half back line and Carragh mc Guinness and Realtin McElhinney pulled all the strings in midfield. The scores were coming in from Bronagh McGuinness, Ciara Harkin with Niamh McDonald taking some fine frees.. They will now play St Eunan’s in the final.
Naomh Colmcille celebrated 30 years of GAA in the area on Saturday with a number of activities at the clubhouse. Unfortunately the U10 annual Sean McDaid Memorial Cup scheduled for the morning had to be postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. Mass was celebrated in the clubhouse in the afternoon.
A social night was held in the evening. Past and present players and members enjoyed a great nights craic, re-living the club’s previous Junior championship successes of 1994 and 2010, and catching up with a lot of familiar faces. Most of the ‘94 and 2010 teams attended. Thanks to everyone who helped on the night.
The U-21s match against Glenfin scheduled for last Wednesday in the quarter-final of the U-21 B championship was postponed.
The U-13s got their league of to a winning start with a 6-9 to 5-8 home victory against Glenswilly.
A sports quiz is planned for Friday 27th September. The club’s dinner dance is scheduled for Saturday 23rd November at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. Further details to follow.
The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion is on again this year. Collection bag is now in the clubhouse. Please collect the bottle tops for the club. This year we can collect for balls, equipment, jerseys etc. riday 13th September at 6:30 pm sharp. Sean Mcdaid Memorial blitz to be re-scheduled
The numbers for Saturday 24th August were 3, 9, 15, 22, 24 and the winners were Brid Barrett, Barry Griffin and Marty Callaghan who won €25 each. Last week’s numbers were 8, 12, 15, 21, 24 and the two winners who matched four numbers were Monica McDaid and Lucy Haslett, who won €37.50 each.
This week’s numbers were 17, 18, 23, 16, 11 and the winners were Rebecca Gillespie, Dean Clarke and Ciaran Devine who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €3,600.
Malin return to competitive action on Saturday evening, when we take on the defending county champions St Eunans in the senior championship quarter final.
The Ladies 7 A -Side Football tournament that was due to take place last Saturday was cancelled due to weather conditions. This tournament will be re-arranged for another date.
The club will be running two separate competitions for our underage members within the next few weeks, this includes the annual Shaun Farren Memorial Shield and an Autumn tournament. Both competitions will take place over the next number of Sundays and is an ideal opportunity for any youngsters in the area, who are not already involved with the club to get an introduction to Gaelic games.
There will be a fundamentals coaching course, for anyone interested in getting involved in coaching underage girls, in September/October.
Names are also been taken for anyone who like do a referees course, as of yet no date has been set, but anyone interested in either of these courses are asked to forward their names to Maria on 0877763679 as soon as possible.
There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €650. The sequence draw was 7-1-4-3-2-5-6. The 50 euro winner was Brian Collins, Leitir, Culdaff with the 20 euro sellers prize going to Edel McLaughlin, Glengad Mountain. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €700.
Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 08/09/2013 were 2, 13, 14 & 15. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1920. Consolation prizes went to Margaret Walsh, Dunkineely, Paul Gavigan , Tullintain and Claire Soames, St. Johns Point.
The club’s new website is up and running and can be found on the following URL - www.naomhultan.gaa.ie
The reserve team will take part in their third Junior B county final in four years this Sunday September 15th in Donegal town against a strong Letterkenny Gaels side.
The seniors lost to Urris in their latest league match at the weekend.
The under 16s had a terrific win at home in the second leg of the championship and now play Kilcar, in a play-off this Friday at 6.45 in Ardara.
The under 10s take part in a finals day this Saturday in Ardara starting at 11am.
Tickets for the club draw are now on sale and can be bought from any club official. They are priced at 5 euro each or a book of 3 for 10 euro.
It was a great week for MacCumhaills with wins for our U-12 Hurlers, U-12 Girls, U-13 boysteams, U-16 Hurlers, U-16 boys and the seniors and reserves all winning well.
Thanks to everybody that took part in the Run/Walk on Friday night. We had 172 entrants in the race. Thanks to all the stewards, time keepers, tea ladies and to everybody that helped out in anyway. You all made the race the success it was.
The annual Airtricity walk around the windmills will take place on 28th Sept. This is a massive fundraiser for the Minor Board. We would ask all parents to consider walking for us on the day.
There were no winners of this weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,10,14,15. There was one match 3 winner.Brid Mc Ginty receives €150.
Next weeks jackpot is €6,500. Terry O Reilly’s team selling next week.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The club lotto draw was CW DL LS MN. There was one match 3 winner, Ann Gallagher Ballybofey. Nexts weeks jackpot is €1600.
The clubs next fundraiser will a boxing tournament futher details will be announced if you would like to help out in any way sponsership etc please contact any commitee member.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 9, 10, 19 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,200 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.
Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Daniel Martin Gallagher Meenbanad, Pat McKelvey, Cronashallog, Mary McGarvey, Loughanure, Anita Doherty, Mill Road, Glenties agus Sean and Cian Whyte Ardara
Bhain Irene Ward as Diamond (€150), Mary Kennedy as Glenties, Mary Jo Bonner as Saltpans, Mary Winnie Boyle as Meenbanad agus Nellie Harney as Loughanure €100 ag an Bhingo.
The 12th draw in the forth series of the 200 Club was held on Sunday night the 25th of August at the bingo and the winners are as follows for the month of August, 1st €1,000 – Jackie Ham, Burtonport, 2nd €500 – Michelle and James Boyle, Keadue, 3rd €300 – Mary and Hughie McGee Meenmore, 4th €100 – Maura McCole as Meenmore 5th €100 – John Ward Cronashallog. Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone for their continued support. This will go towards the development of our facilities at Pairc na Rosann. With this being the last draw in the fourth series, the fund raising committee have decided to continue on with a new fifth series at the end of September given that the new Club house construction has commenced, so could all existing members let their respective card holders know if they wish to continue for another series. The club would also welcome new members to our 200 club, please contact Tony Boyle at 086-3871216 for details.
The U-14 girls lost out to St. Eunans last Thursday at the semi final stages of the championship. We had a super run to make the semi final winning eight games in a row. T
The minors girls had a good home victory last Tuesday against Termon in the Banks.
A fundamental coaching course is organised by the Donegal ladies board for Saturday 14th September (venue to be confirmed later in the week). This course is a must for anyone involved in helping or coaching girls teams. Anyone interested in doing it contact Dónal Ó’Séarcáigh.
A level 1 Coaching course is being scheduled for the 21st September. More details will be posted on the ladies facebook page later in the week.
Comhghairdeachas mór leis an fhoireann sinsearach agus le bainistíocht na foirne uilig ar a mbua i gcluiche leath cheannais an chraobh Idirmheánach ar an Domhnach áit ar bhuail siad Béal Átha Seanaidh 1-11 go dtí 0-06. Beidh siad ag imirt Naomh Naille anois ins an chluiche ceannais ar an 29ú. Ádh mór ar Danny agus na gasúraí uilig ins an chluiche sin.
The club are holding a big barbeque on Saturday 14th September at the clubhouse. It starts at 9pm and with great food and live music it promises to be a great night’s craic. .
Níor bhain duine ar bith an lotto an tseachtain seo. Is iad seo na huimhreacha a tháinig amach: 2, 18, 21 agus 22. Bhí trí uimhir acu seo leanas: Michael Boyle, An Chlochán Liath, Maura Greene, Loch an Iúir,
Séamus O Donnell, An Cheathrún, Gort a’ Choirce, Ita Ó Domhnaill, Rann na Feirste. Beidh €1,100 sa phota óir an tseachtain s’chugainn.
There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 17, 26, 27 and 30. Two prizes of €50 went to James Molloy, Mill Road and Margaret M Geehan, Derries. Next weeks jackpot is €3,800.
Well done to the U13 team who had a very comprehensive victory over Ardara on Friday night. Ardara 2-4 6-16 Naomh Conaill. They are home to Naomh Mhuire on Saturday at 12noon.
Well done to the U-16 team who put in a great performance on Monday night to edge out Aodh Ruadh by the narrowest of margins. Naomh Conaill 2-8 2-7 Aodh Ruadh. They will now play the winners of Ardara / Dungloe in the league final.
The reserve game against Gweedore on Sunday was called off. The senior game went ahead but unfortunately we were beaten by a point.
The U-21s play Convoy in the quarter final on Saturday at 3pm in Glenfin.
This months 50 Club winners were: €65 Mickey McGinley Derryreel, €35 Donna Kelly Carrowcannon and €25 Peter McConnell Derryreel.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 2,6,7,8,9,11; the match 5 winners were Frances Griffin Creeslough, Noel Rodden Creeslough and James Coll Breaghy Portnablagh. This week’s jackpot will be €4000.
The names of the St. Michael’s Lotto Sellers in Dunfanaghy 14th September Dunfanaghy Ciaran Gallagher and Barry McGinley, Creeslough Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney.
The U-12s recently took part in the U-12 Division Two All County Blitz hosted in Glenswilly. Four teams took part with Kilcar and Naomh Ultan making the journey north to compete with ourselves and the host club.
We were drawn against a Naomh Ultan side who had won Division 2 in the southern section.
The B teams played first in what turned out to be an extremely tight and entertaining match. It was real end to end stuff, Bryan Boyle and Finn Dalton stood firm at the back, Jack Hanlon and Danny Toye worked tirelessly around the centre and it took a Lorcan McFadden goal from a close in free with the last kick of the game to swing the match in favour of the kids in red and white by a solitary point. This was a real high point for the B’s after a difficult season and was a great reward for their determination and commitment throughout the year.
The A team were up next and after a cagey start with both teams exchanging scores, St Michael’s began to assert their dominance. Carlos O’Reilly and Kyle McMullen began to control midfield and from that platform were able to hit accurate ball inside to their full forward Conan Brennan who, on the pitch where Michael Murphy learned his trade, was playing like the Donegal captain. Brennan’s personal tally of 6-3 helped the boys from the Bridge run out comfortable winners.
Next up for the A’s was a match against the club that has given us Martin and Mark McHugh and Paddy McBrearty, Kilcar. Like their illustrious clubmen the Kilcar team was full of quick, technical and skilful players. The game began at a frenetic pace with both teams playing exceptional football and putting over some fine scores. There was very little between the sides and as the half time whistle sounded, St Michael’s had a slender 2 point advantage. It was more of the same at the beginning of the second half, until again St Michael’ found their rhythm and steadily built up 7 point lead thanks to another Brennan goal. St Michael’s looked to be cruising until a Kilcar goal reduced the deficit to 4 points. For the remainder of the game it was backs to the wall stuff as the boys in red and white scrapped to hold on to their lead. A Kilcar point was responded to with a point from Oisin Cannon which turned out to be the final score of the game. The Boys from the Bridge had won a sterling victory.
This was a great end to the under 12 season and the boys can be proud of a record of 11 played, 7 wins and 4 defeats. Well done to all, good luck to all the boys moving up to under 14 next year and for all those playing again next year we’ll see you for another successful year.
B Team: O. Cannon, M Harkin, Bryan Boyle, Jack Hanlon, Finn Dalton, Danny Toye, Mick Hanlon, Lorcan McFadden, Jordan Stewart, Absent, Keith Stewart, John Alcorn, Ciara McGarvey, Aoife Kelly, Clara Rodden, Kayleigh Carr, Courtney Brennan
A Team : Cian Alcorn, Mikey Harkin, Jack Roarty, Callum Friel, Dara Breen, Carlos O’Reilly, Kyle McMullen, Oisin Cannon, Anthony Browne, Luke McCarry, Conan Brennan, Paddy Doherty
The Under 13’s began their league campaign on September 1st with a home game against Fanad Gaels. The game was played in gale force conditions and the visitors, playing with the wind, took full advantage and the home side were in disarray. Fanad took some fantastic scores and only hit 1 wide in the whole match, and that accuracy was telling as they went in at half time with a huge lead of 4-11 to 0-1. It was a different St Michael’s team that came out for the second half and with the wind at their backs the applied the pressure but it would prove futile as they paid for their poor start and eventual 9 wides, and countless balls into the keepers arms with an 8 point defeat on a scoreline of 3-6 to 4-11.
They then travelled to Cloghaneely on Sunday the 8th. This game was played in much improved conditions from the previous Sunday if on a slightly heavy pitch. The game followed a similar pattern though as the St Michael’s boys again started slowly and only for wayward finishing and great goalkeeping from Cian Alcorn they could have been out of this game after 15 minutes. But as it was they were only 1-3 down before they registered a score of their own. This was followed by a goal and a point to reduce the deficit to 1 point. The home side responded with a point before a St Michaels attack was rewarded with another point which was quickly followed by another goal to give St Michaels the unlikeliest of 2 point leads as the half time whistle blew. Half time score 1-4 to 2-3.
The second half saw the Bridge boys build on their strong finish to the first half. Two quick goals and a pair of great points helped build a commanding lead before Cloghaneely came back with a brace of points of their own. These scores elicited a great response from the St Michael’s boys who scored 2 more goals before captain Kyle McGarvey dropped over a fine free kick from a difficult angle. That would prove to be the final St Michael’s score of the game. The Cloughaneely response was almost immediate, a dangerous attack ended with a penalty being awarded for an infringement in the large rectangle. The spot kick was duly dispatched. This was quickly followed by another point as the physically smaller St Michael’s team were starting to wilt under their earlier exertions. The last 5 minutes was all hands to the pump stuff as Cloughaneely battled valiantly to get something from the game, another goal came and the deficit was down to 8 points. Blue wave after blue wave made its way to the St Michael’s goal but the boys from the Bridge held firm and eventually the referee blew her whistle and St Michael’s had came out on top on a scoreline of Cloughaneely 3-7 St Michaels 6-6. This was great team performance, with Ruairi Doohan and Patrick McGinley’s contributions really standing out.
Team and scorers: Cian Alcorn, Mikey Harkin, Patrick McGinley, Ruairi Doohan, Jack Roarty, Callum Friel 0-1, Dara Breen, Kyle McGarvey 1-2, 1 free, 1 45, Conan Brennan 2-1, Oisin Cannon 0-1, Carlos O’Reilly, Edward O’Reilly 1-0, Paddy Doherty, Anthony Browne 2-0, Lorcan McFadden 0-1, Subs Jack Hanlon for Paddy Doherty, Danny Toye for Jack Roarty, Mick Hanlon for Anthony Browne, Unused Subs, Dylan McGee, Finn Dalton, Jordan Stewart, Bryan Boyle.
The eagerly awaited senior championship quarter finals will take place this coming week-end. No doubt the pick of the games will be the Glenswilly men taking to the field against Kilcar. The meeting takes place in McCumhaill Park Ballybofey on Sunday 15th of September with the throw-in at 2.30. We urge the Glen supporters to turn out in huge numbers and positively cheers our lads on and help them to get over the line.
Gary McDaid and his back room staff along with the team have invested a lot of time and energy in preparation to represent the club and parish and deserve all the support and help we can give them. So, we wish them all the best for Sunday and hope they achieve their goal.
A date to keep in your diary is October 27th because this is the date for the “Battle of the Swilly”. The white collar boxing event between Glenswilly GAA club and Letterkenny Golf club will take place in the Silver Tassie. Both side are now training hard under the guidance of Danny Ryan and are gearing up to what will be a challenge of big ball verses small.
The club house and hall are heavily booked up from September with drama on Tuesdays 5 to 7.45 pm, music Tuesday and Friday, whist in kitchen area on Thursday and yoga on Friday mornings, so, if anyone needs to use any of the facilities, you will have to contact any hall committee member in good time in order to be accommodated.
The club would like to wish all the best to Michael Murphy in his call up to training with the international rules team and hope he will be selected to represent his country once again.
We at the club wish to offer our congratulations to Jim McGuinness and his wife on the birth of their twin girls recently and are glad all went well and remains so.
The winning numbers in this weeks lotto are 1,10,14 and 21.Match 3 winner is Stephen McDaid Glenkeragh. Next weeks jackpot is 3120 euro and the seller is Paul”Sandwich” Gallagher.
The U15 Boys footballers captured the Óg Sport Ulster title at the weekend in Glen, Derry. They defeated St Brigids (Antrim), Saul (Down) and Erin Gaels (Fermanagh) before defeating Clann Eireann (Armagh) 2-06 to 1-04 in the final. Congratulations to Jim, his management team and players.
The senior championship quarter-finals take place this weekend with the lads taking on group rivals Malin in Buncrana on Saturday evening with a 6pm throw-in. We will also host Sunday evening’s matchup between Ardara and Gaoth Dobhair.
The U14 girls footballers will take on Moville in their county final this Sunday at 12 noon in Killygordon.
The U-13 Boys Division One team were well beaten by MacCumhaills at home on Sunday and they are at home again next Sunday to N. Padraig, Muff.
The Minor Hurlers await details of the B-Championship Final against Burt.
The U-16 hurlers lost out to Buncrana in the A-League Final last Thursday in Burt.
The U-12 hurlers maintained their undefeated league campaign with an away win over Aodh Ruadh. They have now reached the A-Final which will be played Thursday week. Opponents and details to be confirmed.
Tickets are now on sale for our All-Ireland Football final tickets draw. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10 and are available from most club members. There are 7 other great prizes to be won. Please remember to sell your tickets.
There were ten winning tickets in this week’s Lotto draw that each matched 3 numbers and win €10. The numbers drawn were: 6-9-13-14. Shaun Sweeney, c/o the Cottage; Noel Doherty, Pluck; PJ Thornton; Oisin Maolcraoibhe; Pat O’Donnell, Sallaghgrane; Hugh Kelly, Beechwood (all Adrian). Colm Breathnach, Manor; John Ellison, Lurgybrack; Peter Curran, Drumardagh and Kevin Rafferty, Thornberry. Next week’s jackpot is €3,650.
Na Cealla Beaga
The senior team are playing Sean MacCumhaills in the championship quarter final on Saturday 14th at 8pm in Convoy.
Hard luck to our ladies team that lost to Naomh Columba in the Junior B county semi-final last Sunday.
The U-13 team had a good win at home to Four Masters last Saturday, they are away to St Nauls this Saturday the 14th at 12pm
Is your company interested in advertising at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park and supporting CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733.
The Killotto had no winner this week, numbers were 16,19, 26, 29, Next week’s jackpot is €1,500.
There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,700 on 46 numbers.
Good luck to the county team heading to Dublin this weekend to play in the Cooper U14 All Ireland Blitz on Saturday. With special mention of the 8 girls from our own Club. The girls will parade in Croke Park on Sunday ahead of the All Ireland Camogie final – congratulations and the best of luck to Niamh Doherty, Sarah Oates, Emer Burke, Hollie Roper, Aine McGroarty, Leah O’Donnell, Neasa Gorrell and Aine Gillespie.
The very best of luck to the Under 12 Hurlers who take on Buncrana in Tirchonaill Park on Thursday 12th. Throw in at 7pm.
Four Masters Ladies will play Glencolmcille in Tirchonaill Park on Tuesday 8th. Throw in is at 7.00pm. Congratulations to Marc Brown our newest football referee who took charge of the Divisional Og Sport final between Ardara and Killybegs and also Og Sport County final between Ardara and St Eunans.
Last few days to purchase a Training Pitch Development draw. The draw will take place on Thursday 19th September at 9pm in Doms Pier One.
There was no jackpot winner this week, the two weekly winners were Kieran and Celine Espey, Ball Hill and Damien Cassidy, Leghowney. Numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 and 22. Next weeks jackpot stands at €1700. Lotto is available from Liam Mullin’s shop and online at www.fourmastersgaa.com
The Four Masters Coaching Academy, which was such a huge success earlier in the year, coaching 4 to 7 year olds football, hurling and camogie, will begin again on Saturday 14th September. It will start at 10am sharp and finish at 11.30am.The Academy teaches the basics of football, hurling and camogie. Registration is €6 per new child registered. Children who registered in March do not have to re-register. Registration night is on Wednesday 11th September at Tirchonaill Park between 6.30 and 7 pm. The Academy will run from September 14th - October 19th. €2 per child per week. For further information please phone Pauric Harvey on 086 052 3905 (football) or Shane Patton, 086 088 6576 (hurling/camogie).
The U-10s footballers hosted two teams from Aodh Ruadh and one team from Naomh Bríd on Wednesday evening last. We had a great turn out with 36 boys donning the blue and white. A big well done to all the boys and girls who took part and thanks to John McGlanaghey for refereeing.
Aodh Ruadh are staging a fund-raising 10K run and 4K walk on Sunday, 15th September. The run takes in a varied and engaging course around Ballyshannon, including a few circuits of the Mall where the crowds will be gathering as the Harvest Fare celebrations prepare to get under way. For those who prefer a more sedate Sunday there is also the 4K walk which takes the participants on a picturesque route up towards Higginstown, offering sweeping views of the local countryside.
Runners and walkers go under starter’s orders at 12 noon at Fr Tierney Park. The run will be marshaled professionally, with water stations at strategic points and timing to the highest standard. Registration for the run and walk costs just €10, family rates also be available, and takes place on Saturday 14th September between 6pm and 7pm and again on Sunday from 10am to 11.30am.
Aodh Ruadh went out of the championship on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-6 on Sunday afternoon in MacCumhaill Park. Aodh Ruadh competed well in the first half, but went in 1-5 to 0-5 down thanks to a dubious penalty just before the short whistle.
Aodh Ruadh U- 21s romped to a convincing 0-20 to 0-4 B Championship win over Buncrana, in MacCumhaill Park last Wednesday. Aodh Ruadh asserted control early and maintained it throughout. They now await the winners of Red Hugh’s and Naomh Columba in the next round.
In the U-16s have a play-off game after they split the spoils home and away with Naomh Columba over the past week. They won 2-11 to 1-7 in the first leg in Father Tierney park last Wednesday. Dylan Gallagher and Jason Gallagher on the mark with goals.
Glen then turned the tables in the second leg which took place on the following Friday evening.
The scoreline might have been 7-11 to 2-3 in favour of the homesters, but that only tells half the story of the under 13’s trip to Killybegs last Saturday. The weather was apocalyptic and there could have been a good argument made for not playing the game at all, but Aodh Ruadh stood up to the task and, in at times freakish circumstances, gave a decent account of themselves. A big physical Killybegs side got two early goals and led at half
The U-10s travelled to Donegal town last Wednesday for a blitz against Four Masters.
Well done to all the lads who took part in the under 8 football skills competition.
The Ladies are away to Milford this Sunday for their final fixture of the season. It’s a winner takes all game as both teams play for league glory so best of luck to the team and management.
The U-12s traveled to StNaul’s on Friday evening and played Four Masters, Bundoran and Saint Naul’s, recording wins over Four Masters and Saint Naul’s. This week the girls host a blitz on Friday at 6pm and will be looking forward to playing some great football on home soil. Training for under 12s continues on Tuesday at 6pm.
Aodh Ruadh’s return to the under 21 grade was marked by a 1-3 to 7-13 defeat last Thursday in MacCumhaill Park at the hands of a Burt side which also featured a strong admixture of talented Buncrana and Carndonagh lads.
The under 16s play Burt in the championship semi-final in Fr Tierney Park this Thursday throw in at 6.30pm.
The U-12s suffered another disappointing defeat last Thursday at home to St Eunan’s.
The U-8s took part in a great blitz in the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghey, Tyrone on Saturday last, despite the inclement weather the lads had a great mornings hurling playing four games, winning two, drawing one and losing one. They played against Fintona, Cappagh, Eoghan Ruadh Dungannon and St Enda’s Omagh.
The seniorladies team had to travel to Carndonagh to face Urris in their Junior County Championship semi-final on Sunday. The girls got off to a bit of a shaky start and Urris put 1-2 on the board before Buncrana could find a reply.
It was mostly point for point in the first half, with some great forward runs from the Urris midfield duo, but the Buncrana defence was able to overcome most of these attacks, and only conceded one goal in this period. However, the accuracy of the Buncrana forwards towards the end of the half had the girls going in at half time 3-6 to 1-5 in the lead.
The Buncrana squad started the much stronger in the second half and took control of the ball for most of the game. There was impressive individual displays from Niamh Connolly and Natasha Craig, but every player who took to the field in a Buncrana jersey played with everything they had, and they all deserve to be in a County Championship final. The girls will now face Naomh Columba of Glencolmcille in the final on Sunday 15th September; venue yet to be confirmed.
The U-16 Hurlers are county champions once again, and have brought another trophy home to the Scarvey.
The U13 footballers season is well up going. Last Sunday they lost out to a strong St. Eunan’s side who finished stronger with some late goals.
The second match came away against Termon on Sunday 8th. The boys played well against another good team and came out victors 2-7 to 4-6, with Matthew Wilson playing very well and leading the team by example.
The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 3rd September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 3-6-20-27
There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants; Jim Gillen, Millfield Heights,
Caroline Duffy, Leophin; E Doherty, Trillick; Cathy Coughlan, Cloncool; Catherine McDaid, Gransha Road.
Beidh dhá foireann ag imirt Dé Domhnaigh i n-éadan Bun Cranncha, 1.30 agus 3i.n sa bhaile. The Reserves and Seniors will have a home game against Buncrana on Sunday. The U13s will play Fanad at home on Sunday 15th also at 11.30. Congratulations to the winners of this month’s Hundred Club draw. €500 - Denis Herrity, €100 each - John Martin Mulligan, Paddy McMenamin, Eibhlin Curran, Mary B McGee and David Geaney.
Ard an Ratha
There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 19, 22, 24, 29. Nearest were Siobhan Molloy, Tullycleave and Hugh Sharpe, Loughfad.
The seniors had a good win over St. Michael’s in the league last weekend and now turn their attentions to the senior football championship this Sunday when they’ll face Gaoth Dobhair. The reserves lost out to St. Michael’s by a single point on Sunday while the Junior team got back to winning ways with a good victory over Glenfin.
Development draw tickets for the new facility at Pearse Park are currently on sale and we ask all members to support this great project.
The Ladies Board are holding a Pitch and Putt event this Saturday with tee off time penciled in for 11am with a €5 entry free.
The under 8 finals day was postponed last Saturday. It now takes place next Saturday at 11am. The under 10s are due to play in the southern board finals day on Saturday next. Parents will be notified of arrangements. The Under 12 Parish League started on Tuesday last. Sara Harkins team and Emer boyles team played out a draw, while Peter Bennetts team defeated Jonathan Mc Hugh’s team. The league goes ahead each Tuesday night at 6.3pm. The Under 13 team suffered a heavy defeat against Naomh Conaill. They play Dungloe at home on Wednesday 11th at 7pm. The under 16 team had a busy week. Defeating Dungloe in the second leg 1-11 to 2-4 at home on Friday last, and played out a draw with Dungloe on Monday night on a 1-12 to 0-15. The championship play off takes place on Friday at Glenties at 6.15 pm. The minor board 5k takes place on Sunday 29th Sept at 1pm. Details tba.