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Fees for adult membership for 2014 is €25, students (3rd level & in full time education with Student ID card),€15 and underage €3. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee member.
Club Iorras winners for February were €50-Neil and Karen O’Donnell,Crossconnell, €30-Rose Kelly,Dunaff, €20-Gerard Friel,Dunaff. Anyone wishing to join please contact John Friel or any Committee Member. €5 weekly or €20 for the month.
Well done to our Ceoil Urlise Group (instrumental group) of Shaun Mc Daid, Eamon Mc Gonagle and Ciaran Rooskey who won the Scor Sinsir Donegal final in Glenswilly. Also, well done to Ryan Ivers who came second in the solo singing.
Match “N” Win February 27th. There was no jackpot winner- the numbers drawn were 1, 6, 15 and 20. The €15 winners were Elisha and Caitlin c/o Kathleen Porter, Collon, Carn, Catherine Kelly, Dunaff, Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh, Marie Mc Gonagle, Clara,Isle of Doagh, William Morton, Letter. Jackpot next week €1,060.
The minors had their first game of the season on Saturday past in the Northern Board league losing 3-9 to 1-9 to Malin, in Malin. They are home to Moville on Saturday. The U14s are home to Moville on Saturday too.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
The club held its 52nd agm last Saturday at the clubhouse with the following people elected onto the committee for the year.Life Presidents; Jackie Reilly and Jackie Green (Donegal); President; Paddy Burke (Frosses); vice presidents; Mick Mc Grath (Ballyshannon), Patsy McGovern (Cavan), Tom O’Connor (Galway), Eddie McGinty (Glenfin), Mary Callaghan (Galway), Michael McGlynn (Dunkinelly), Michael Kennedy (Galway), Niall Erskine (Killybegs), Gabriel Donohoe (Fermanagh). Chairman: Tom Mohan (Frosses); vice chairman; Maurice Carr (Kilcar); secretary: Stephen Mc Loughlin (Armagh); assistant secretary; Michael Mullan (Mountcharles); treasury committee; Stephen McLoughlin, Geraldine Keane, Brian McBrearty (Letterkenny), Denis Boyle, Hugh Cunningham (Carrick); PRO: Stevie Keane (Fermanagh); Assistant PRO: Michael Kingston (London); county board delegates: Seamus Carr (Carrick), Denis Boyle (Na Rossa); youth officer: Vince Healey (Sligo); facilities manager; Maurice Carr; club photographer; Brendan Vaughan (Carigart); social committee: Anne Marie McGill(London), Eddie Doyle, Danny Gallagher (Carrigart); club register; Stephen McLoughlin. Senior Management; Eugene Meehan (Fermanagh), Barney Breen (Leitrim); junior manager; Ricky Williamson (Cork); ladies manager; Conor Connelly (Galway). At last weekends agm the following membership fees for the year were agreed adults - £40, students - £20, families - £60, oaps –free. Please contact Stephen McLoughlin 07788723922 or Michael Mullan 07531680619 to pay your membership.
In 1969 a young twenty year old Paddy Burke landed on these shores and found his way to Tir Chonaill Gaels. Forty five years later Paddy is still strongly involved as club president and symbolises everything that is good at the club. London played their third match in the National league last Sunday against league leaders Tipperary at a wet Ruislip. They lost by a score line of 1-7 to 1-19, well done to all of the TCG lads who were involved including Declan Traynor, Philip Butler, Brian Collins, Mark Gottsche, Barry Mitchell, Cathal Magee, Joe Feeney, Eoin O’Neill and Aaron Bradley. The club are holding a fundraising Race Night in the Boardwalk Bar, Pinner Road, North Harrow this Saturday 8th March at 8pm. All members are requested to sell a race card which can be obtained from club secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin on 07788723922 or email email@example.com
The ladies are back training at Greenford for the upcoming season. All new members are very welcome to join, for more details contact Fiona Campbell on 07795211059.The lotto numbers drawn 6-14-15-18. There was no jackpot winners. The £25 lucky dip winners were Adrian Byrne, Glencolmkille, Colm Tully, Chiswick, Stocker, Slough, Pat and Ted, c/o British Queen. This week’s jackpot will be £1,550 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 6th March. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com
The lotto numbers for the 25/02/14 for Jackpot of €2550 were 7, 8, 2, 6, 3, 5, 1, 4. Paddy Foy matched the first three numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot is €2600.
The minors got a great start to their season on Sunday morning as they beat Convoy 6-9 to 2-2. The handball league will commence for fifth and sixth class boys on Tuesday 4th March from 3 pm to 4 pm. The U14 Boys league starts on the weekend of 8th/9th March with an away game against Convoy.
An experimental line up suffered a heavy defeat at home to St Colmcilles, Urney in the Quinns Corner Ulster League in Connolly Park on Sunday. The Tyrone side running out 5-11 to 1-8 winners. Our final game in the competition will be away to Craigbane at the weekend. This year the ladies will enter Division 4 in the League and the Junior B Championship. All new players are welcome to attend & any questions please contact Christina on 0861980399.
Malin started their Northern Board campaign with a hard fought six point win over Urris. Congratulations to Declan and Stephen who were part of the Donegal squad who defeated Monaghan on Sunday. We would like to announce that we are having our first ever ‘Fashion Show’ in the Malin Hotel, on Saturday the 22nd of March at 8pm. Tickets are now on sale and are available from Danny Lafferty, Jennifer Mc Laughlin, Denise Mc Carron, Martin Mc Colgan, Pat Mc Laughlin (F), Maria Mc Laughlin (F) and Christina Mc Laughlin (H). There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1900. The sequence drawn was 5-7-1-4-3-6-2. The €50 winner was Frances Mc Laughlin, (F) Templemoyle. The €20 sellers prize went to Stephen McLaughlin (F). Next weeks jackpot stands at €1950.
There are now less than two weeks to go to Fight Night 2014. The fundraising event with Fanad Gaels takes place at The Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on 16 March 2014. There is a lot of interest in the event so get your ticket early. See the Facebook ‘Fight Night’ page for updates. The ‘Fight Night 2014’ page on the club website will also have updates and pictures.
The club are now taking Registrations for adults, family, senior and underage players. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503). The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 17th March 2014. Prizes with a total value of €30,000 are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille. Well done to the minors who kicked off the competitive year for the club with a great victory against St. Eunans B at Convoy on Sunday in Group 3 of the u18 league.
Fun Fridays Gaelic continues (weather permitting) this Friday (7th) from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. €2 per child and everybody is welcome. Well done to Daniel Clarke and his St. Eunans College team mates on reaching the McLarnon cup final. This week’s Lotto numbers were 7, 9, 17, 18, 21 and the three winners are Rose Dowds, Barr family and Amy Dilleyston who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €4800.
Club membership prices for 2014 are as follows: General - €30, Adult players - €50, Students - €30, Minors - €20, U8 to U16 - €15, Family - €70. The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 02/03/2014 were 4, 15, 17 & 18. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2660. Consolation prizes went to Des Byrne, Mary Murrins, Conor Alvey and Layla Alvey. The club’s next monthly meeting takes place next Monday, March 10th at 8. 30pm upstairs in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend. The next finance meeting will take place Monday 24th at 8.30pm.
The seniors play their first match of the season against Dungloe this Friday in Ardara in the Joe Larry Tournament at 8pm (postponed last week). Thank you to Maureen, Caroline and Sharon on representing the club at Scor County final in Glenswilly last Friday to also to Honara Meehan for her work in Scor Sinsear. Well done to Collaiste na Carriage on reaching the Markey Cup final for the first time since 1985 following a 4-15 to 2-5 win over Largy Collage. Also hard luck to the under 14s who lost out by four points in the semi-final to St Pauls, Lurgan. There was no jackpot winner. Numbers were 3, 8, 11 and 20 winners were: €50 Barry McShane. €30 John O’Donnell, Kilcar P.O. €20 Pauric Carr, Coguish. The Lotto Plus numbers were 6, 16, 17 and 18 there was no winner the Jackpot next week is €4,300.
Pride of place must go to our magnificent Scór na nÓg Trá na gCéist
team , Brian Gallagher, Cormac McGinley, Aiden McGill and Pauric
O’Neill, who won in the All Ireland final, last Saturday in Castlebar. Thanks also to Danny Cunningham for all his help with
the lads. Gene Eoghan Ó Curraighín unfortunately lost out in the Scór Sinsear county final, the club would like to thank Gene for his great effort on our behalf. Bhí an bua ag an foireann sinsear i Comórtas peil na Gaeltachta in eadain na Duinabh ag an deireadh seachtaine. The Coláiste na Carraige U-14 side put in another brave performance in the Ulster semi against St Paul’s, Lurgan. At the moment we are hearing that the senior Ulster final will be played on Thursday week, but comformation to follow. On last Saturday night the club held a very succesful Boxing Night and we would like to thank those who attended on the night, the boxers and everybody who helped to make this a great night.
Comhghairdeas le Liam Ó Cunneagáin a fuair gradaim Pearseanta Dún na nGall na Bliana ag an deireadh seachtaine. There will be a club Minor board meeting this Thursday 6th at 9 pm in the clubhouse.
Well done and good luck to Sean Mc Donagh, Paddy Doherty and Cormac Cannon on reaching the MacLarnon Cup final. The U12 hurlers competed well in their indoor league and showed great signs of development. A number
of club members will be playing on a Gaelscoil Adhmhnáin team this Sunday in Magherafelt. This sporting initiative is to promote the use of the Irish language through hurling. Good luck to Tom Murray and the team.
The minors got their season off to a great start when they defeated neighbours Glenswilly in wintry conditions at Páirc na nGael. The Gaels scores on the day were shared by Paddy Doherty and Cormac Cannon while the goal came from Sean Mc Donagh. Final score: 1-8 to 2-4. Next up this Sunday at home, are current minor champions Buncrana. The U14 footballers start their season this Monday away to Buncrana.Thanks to the management and players of our ladies team who co-ordinated the bucket collection at the Donegal game on Sunday. All managers are reminded that the pitch is only open for competitive games until further notice.The final registration day will be this Sunday the 9th at the Church of the Irish Martyrs. Club members are being encouraged to purchase tickets for the Allianz leagues in advance and avail of a saving of €5. Tickets can be purchased at selected Super Value/Centra stores or at gaa.ie, or via tickets.ie. Senior Ladies Football training continues every Tuesday from 8-9 pm at Game on Sports.Lotto numbers for week ending the 2nd March were 2, 6, 7 & 19. Match 3 winner was James Connors, 7 Droim
Ard Avenue. This week’s jackpot is €2050.
Club membership for 2014 is now due and all club members are asked to submit their registration form and fee at their earliest convenience. We will be having a number of open registration sessions throughout March to facilitate members. The first session takes place this Thursday, 6th March from 7.30pm to 9pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Membership can also be paid to Mary Matthews at Shannon’s Corner. In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member, a person must have their fees paid to the club on a date before March 31st and be registered by the club on the online system in order to have a vote in the upcoming membership year. Paid up members will receive preference for tickets to Donegal’s championship matches. Membership rates are as follows: Adult, €40; Adult Player (Includes insurance cover for the year), €60; Youth (Born 1996-2003 inclusive): €25; Youth (Born 2004-2014 inclusive): €15. This year we also have family packages which are priced as follows: Two adults and all children under 18: €120; One adult and all children under 18: €100 The club requires a registration form with each fee. Registration forms can be downloaded from aodhruadh.org. Following a poll on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page we have settled on a design and supplier for a club hoodie. We will have the samples at the registration session this Thursday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh from 7.30pm to 9pm. We will also be taking orders at this session. It will be full payment up front to secure your hoodie. Aodh Ruadh minors geared up for the commencement of their league campaign with a challenge against Four Masters in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday afternoon. Aodh Ruadh will be travelling to Dungloe to open their league programme next Sunday, 9th March with throw-in penciled in for 12 noon. The under 14s are due to go into league action on Sunday 9th March when they host Dungloe in the park at 12 noon. An amended programme of games for the Ulster Hurling Táin League has been released. Aodh Ruadh senior’s division three league schedule is now looking like this. All the games are at Garvaghey unless otherwise stated.
Underage hurling made a welcome return to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday last, despite the inclement weather it was very encouraging to have 70 young hurlers out learning the skills of our ancient game. It was great to see so many beginners at under 8 and under 10 coming out on Sunday. The eighth annual Hurl-a-thon takes place on Saturday 5th April from 10am to 10pm. in the Mercy Hall, Ballyshannon. Congratulations to our Trath na gCeist team of PJ Buggy, Peter Campbell, Sylvester Maguire and Paddy Kelly who edged out Fanad Gaels by a single point to be crowned county champions last Friday evening in Glenswilly.
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the Fr Tierney Park in 1954 the Park/Development Committee has launched a substantial Youth Coaching Initiative. All six primary schools in the club area, Scoil Catriona NS, Gaelscoil Éirne, Rockfield National School, Creevy National School, Kilbarron National School and Holy Family National School have been rostered to receive coaching hours from club coaches. The coaches who are bringing this forward are Teddy Kane, Val Murray, Brian Roper and Peter Horan. With training and playing activity escalating it is absolutely vital that bookings are made in advance with Peter Conlon and that cancellations are also notified to him. Due to pressure on the pitches those planning to organise tournaments should notify a provisional date to Peter Conlon immediately. Dates will then be allocated from April onwards for the hosting of tournaments taking account of Aodh Ruadh club home fixtures. No tournament should be committed until a date is allocated by Peter Conlon. A full match programme will be prepared for this game. Those wishing to place an advert should make direct contact with the Park/Development Committee PRO Michael Daly on 086-9171949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers enjoyed a most successful run in the Abbey Arts Centre last week. With a lot of club participation in the musical we have a large gallery of images from this one up on aodhruadh.org. Also on Saturday the Cara Run took place in Bundoran. With a substantial Ballyshannon participation we also have a good selection of pictures from this event up on aodhruadh.org. We have also augmented our gallery of imagery from the Dinner Dance with some social shots taken by Jason McGarrigle. The €800 monster jackpot was divided four ways at last week’s monster bingo, while our game winners included Helen Coughlin, JJ McGarrigle and Marie Granaghan. Bingo returns to the Abbey Centre this Friday at 9pm. full books €10, half books €5. There was no winner of the €7,900 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 8, 15, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Carmel Gallagher; Nora Dolan, Ballyshannon; Maureen Keenaghan, Ballyshannon; Irvine Kerrigan, Leggs, Belleek; and Ryan, Ben and Joey Daly, Ballyshannon. Next draw is in The Bridgend Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €8,000 so get out there and buy your ticket.
The club will be having a clean-up day on Saturday March 8th March at the club grounds and club house. It will commence at 10am.
The first matches of 2014 are scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day in Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta with the seniors at home to Ardara and the reserves away to Ardara. Any businesses interested in placing advertising signs/sideline hoardings at St Michaels GAA pitch for the coming year 2014 please contact Nicola Ferry 0863084164. There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 2,8,9,11,16,17; there were no match 5 winners. Fourteen people matched four and their names were drawn. The winner of the €100 was Frances Griffin Creeslough. This weeks jackpot will be €5250.
We are organising a First Aid and defibrillator training course for all club coaches and officials. Anyone interested please contact Nicola Ferry 0863084164.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 6, 7,11,13,15,17; the match 5 winner was Patrick Goggins Ards who won €100. This weeks jackpot will be €5200. The parish league is now postponed until after Easter. If anyone is interested in training as an underage referee for the GAA please contact Manus on 0876470532.
The minors played their first game away to Gaoth Dobhair last Sunday morning and lost to a strong home side.Next game scheduled against Milford for Sunday March 9th.
The G4M+O start back their training on Monday evening at 7.30.
G4M+O is an initiative that is run by LGFA to introduce mothers and other woman to play gaelic. Being a mother is not a necessity but all participants must be 18 plus and not be playing competitively in a club team. All new members welcome. For more information call Marti Barrett on 0872768714. This weeks lotto numbers were 4-5-21-23. No jackpot winner, one match 3 gets 70 euro, Enda McHugh, Forquar, Milford. Jackpot next week is €520. A new range of club gear is now available. Photos of the new gear are available on the Club Facebook and website. Orders can be placed via Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751 or via her Facebook page. The club has launched a new website packed with features.
The U14 boys team are at home on Sunday to St Nauls at 11.30am. The minor team are at home to Dungloe at 1.00pm on Sunday.
There is registration and membership evening on Wednesday the 5th of March in the Fintra clubrooms from 7pm to 8pm. Is your child interested in selling Killotto in their locality and earning some extra pocket money. Parents please contact Sarah Tully, Carmel Gamble or any member of the executive committee for more info. Any businesses interested in advertising at the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733.
2014 membership rates are €40 for adult/players, €70 for family membership (2 adults and children under 16), €15 for U16 and €20 Student (17-21). Membership is available online at www.locallotto.ie
Kilotto numbers this week were 1, 15, 16, 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match 3 prize of E120 was shared between Kelsey Mulligan, Sally McHugh and Arlene Rawdon. This week’s sellers are Christopher Murrin, Michael Mullin, Dan O Donnell and Bryan McCabe
The club would like to congratulate Niall Erskine who was elected to Coiste Bainistiocha, the GAA national management committee.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The two lucky dip winners were Kathleen Espey, Ball Hill and Paul Duncan, Ballydevitt, both wll receive €50 each. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 15 and 19. Next weeks jackpot now sits at €1,100. To play the lotto please visit http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/. Club membership is now due. It must be in by 31st March. Payment should be made to Michael Martin, Registrar (087) 6198905 as soon as possible or Paul Timoney (087) 2791305 for 2014 season.
The club would like to thank members that helped out on Sunday 2nd March in Tirchonaill Park for the Donegal versus Dublin ladies game. The club are presently taking bookings for the hire of the all-weather pitch. For further information please contact Paddy Muldoon 0879213299. Four Masters will host Ardara Minors this Sunday 9th March in Tirchonaill Park. Throw in 12 noon.
The closing date for club registration of Friday March 28th is fast approaching. Registeration is now available this Thursday night, March 6 from 7 to 8.30 pm at the clubhouse. If you require further information please contact Thomas Simmons on 087 206 3018.
The minors began their league campaign away to Letterkenny Gaels last Sunday and were unlucky to suffer a 1 point defeat a game played in adverse weather conditions. This week they play Naomh Colmcille, in Newtowncunningham on Sunday at 12pm. Thanks to everyone who helped with the Scor Sinsear County final which took place in Glenswilly last Friday night. Congratulations to all from Glenswilly Gaa Club involved with the St Eunan’s College team who have reached the McLarnon Cup Final which will be played on St Patrick’s Day.
As you are aware Garda Vetting is compulsory for anyone involved in under age teams and a meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 March at 7.30 pm in the Clubhouse. All Managers and Coaches are asked to attend.
The winning lotto numbers this week are: 1,22,23 and 24, this weeks winner is Derek Campbell. The jackpot now stands at an inviting €4,000 with this weeks sellers being Ciaran Bonnar and Michael Murphy.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The counties drawn in Lotto were DL CN CE TE. Five people had two matches, James Callan, Ruskey, Patsy Gallagher, Convoy, Eileen McElhinney, Stranorlar, Carmel Gibson Castlefinn, Rosaleen Houston Convoy. Next week’s jackpot is €2700.
Ladies GAA Level One coaching dates coming up are March 8th and April 26th April. Course time 10-am to 4pm. The venues are St’Eunans Clubhouse, on 29th March.Contact Conor McDermott 0863215198.
Memebership is now Due and a Registration evening will take Place on Fri 7th March from 7-8pm at the clubhouse. All Membership must be in by March 17th.
There is an air of sadness in the Glenties area this week after the sad passing of Martin McDyre, following a short illness. A gentle soul, a fisherman, a football man, a great friend to many, and most importantly, a great family man to his wife Eileen, and his two lovely boys, Reece, and Manus. Our hearts go out to them on this sad occasion. Sympathies also to his mother, Mamie, sisters, Ursula, and Bernie, nephew Thomas, and his niece, Donna, and all other family members.
The club has lost a great clubman, who enjoyed the many hours he spent in Davy Brennan Park, at training with the under age teams he was involved with over the years. His colleagues will miss his gentle way, and encouraging words, but Martin has left a big impression on all the young lads who were in his company. God grant him rest.
The Club are running the Casino night in the Highlands Hotel, on this coming Saturday 8th March. Tickets are €15 and on sale in the Co-op, Highlands Hotel, or with any committee member. Get your tickets soon, and enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Membership is now due, and will be collected this Friday 28th March, between 7-8pm. The cardiac screening unit is to visit the club again [depending on the numbers] after being here in 2011. It is important that screening is carried out every 2-3 years, and it is open to club members, and non members, with a cost of 45 Euros.Anyone interested should contact Rosaleen on 087-6235023 or Murial on 087- 6485725. The club are seeking applications for third team manager, and for Offig Na Gaeilge position.Anyone interested in these positions, contact Vincent Cranley 087-1770243.
Lotto numbers this week were, 1-18-19-27. There was no jackpot winner, and €50 Euro each went to Jacinta Furey, Ard Mc Gill, and Nora McHugh, Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €6,200 worth winning.