This week’s latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
Congratulations to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly as they claimed the Ulster minor title in great style, defeating Armagh in the final. Well done also to Aodh Ruadh hurler Jamie Brennan who scored 1-2 in the win, and also to club members Mick McGrath, Anthony McGrath and Gary Walsh who were involved in the back room team. Congratulations are due as well to the senior team and management too on recapturing the Anglo Celt for the third time in four years. Well done in particular to Aodh Ruadh alumnus John Duffy on playing his part in the success.
The seniors return to league action this weekend when they make the trip to Inishowen to take on Urris.
The under 16s were 4-17 to 2-8 victors over Naomh Muire on Friday evening in Fr Tierney Park. Shane McGrath and Daniel Warnock both stood out for the Ernesiders and got among the goals too, as did Cáelán Drummond. Shane Dorrian also proved a handful in the attack for an over-stretched Annagry rearguard. Defensively it was very disciplined display with Ryan McKenna, Cian McGloin, Brendan Gillespie and Jason Granaghan. They top the Southern Board division one table and await the result of Tuesday evening’s clash between Naomh Conaill and Dungloe to determine who their opponents will be in the semi-final.
The under 10s had a successful and enjoyable trip to Dunkineely on Saturday morning. They played five games against mixed ability Four Masters teams, winning all but one of the games. There was some super football played by the Ballyshannon lads throughout the competition against a committed Donegal town outfit. The team was Daniel Breen Brosnan, Conor Cleary, Oisín Daly, Ryan Daly, Shane Delahunty, Darragh Dolan Flood, JJ Doran, Finn Gallagher, Jack Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Eoghan Kelly, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Lorc Mag Fhionnghaile, Grainne Maguire, James McGinley, Ronan McKenna, Cian McKenna, Cillian Meehan, Aaron Neilan, David Roper, Drew Ryan, Aidan Sweeny and Aonghus Sweeny.
The under 8s fielded two strong mixed ability teams at a blitz in Donegal town on Saturday morning. The first team put in a good all round team performance, competing well in both games with Jack McCadden scoring some good points. The other Aodh Ruadh team again produced a good all round team performance, but at midfield Barry Campbell and Tommy Clyne were exceptional with Barry scoring three goals and Tommy taking some great long range points. The team was Neil Brown, Barry Campbell, Tommy Clyne, Ronan Delahunty, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Tom Holland, Micheál Keown, Donagh Kelly, Jack McCadden, Kian McDonald, Garvey Meade, Ted O’Donnell, Conor O’Mahoney, Dara O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and James Ward.
The senior hurlers came up short against Ballela in the Ulster Táin League last Saturday, the Ards outfit ran out 4-13 to 0-10 winners.
On Thursday night last an under-strength under 12 team (hurling)suffered a heavy defeat at home against Buncrana. The under 16s made the long trip to Carndonagh and came away with a well deserved win.
The club hosted the fourth annual Peter O’Keefe under 16 Ulster/Connacht tournament last Saturday with teams from Derry, Tyrone, South Ulster, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Donegal taking part.
Well done to the under 12 girls who had another good showing on Thursday evening. They won five out of six halves in Bundoran when they took on Killybegs, Bundoran and Saint Naul’s. Featuring for Aodh Ruadh were: Eva Breen Brosnan, Chloe Connolly, Alicia Clyne, Danielle Gallagher, Siofra Hughes, Laoise Kelly, Caoimhe Keon, Orla Keon, Ciara Lynch, Bridín Maguire, Danielle Masterson-Burrows, Laoise McGee, Sorcha McGonigle, Katie McMullin, Ruth McNulty and Leah O’Brien.
Over the next two weeks or so work will resume at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, concentrating on completing the Fitness Trail and providing a Hurling/Rebound Wall for Youth Coaching of all Gaelic Games. Tom Daly is coordinating a small fund-raiser to meet some of the costs of these works. The Family Fund-raiser is a simple format where a family hosts 10 people at a meal in their home for a donation of €20 each. To participate you complete a registration form which is returned to Tom Daly, host your table on a day which suits you or before Saturday August 30th and make a return of €200 on September 1st. Each person who participates and makes a €20 donation which will be entered in a draw for two stand tickets for the 2014 All-Ireland Final and a double room and dinner for two in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday September 20th, the night before the final.
After another great weekend on the pitch in Clones, we now have all four provincial winners. With the ten bonus points on offer for the team winning their provincial finals, it is Barry Travers and his team, Still The Greatest Reserve, who are on top this week with 187 points. The 40 points he collected this week, which also got him highest score of the week, from Donegal and Dublin ensure he takes his place at the top for the first time this year. In second place is John Patton Jr and his team, Yes Patsy, on 179 points. John Keon and his team, Lakeside Lads, are in third place on 178, with Pat Gruddy and his team, Mayo This Year, a further point behind on 178. Conal Gallagher and his team The Concrete Cs are in 5th place with 171 points. At the opposite end of the table, its all over. Michael Dolan and his team Dolans Dragons have all four of his teams and players out of the All-Ireland series for this year and his paltry return of 50 points leaves him rock bottom and €100 better off.
There was no winner of the €1,500 Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 10, 11, 13 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Mary O’Malley Daly, College Street; John James McGarrigle, Cashelard; Fionnuala Gillespie, Wardtown; Lisa McTernan, Coolcholly; and JP McPhillips, JP’s Bar, Cavan Town. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1,600 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!
Congratulations Declan, John and Christian. Ulster minor champions. Also to neighbours Ethan, Danny and Adam and to the rest of the fantastic squad on what was a memorable day for Donegal and a proud day for Na Rossa.
Congratulations also to Jim and the senior squad on making it a double Ulster triumph . The seniors will now play the winners of Meath and Armagh in the All Ireland quarter final in Croke Park on Saturday 9th August. This will be a ticket match so all patrons looking to book tickets should contact Pat Boyle before next Tuesday 29th July.
The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot of €9000 was not won. Numbers drawn on the night were 4, 7, 21 and 23. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Daniel A Melly, Dooey & Sandy Mitchell, Meenagowan.
The next club 50 draw will take place next Monday evening 28th July in the hall.
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Mary Dim Gallagher who sadly passed away last Tuesday evening.
The lotto jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 5, 18, 20. Bonus 2. €100 - Póla Ní Chonaglaigh, Radharc Na Maoil Ruaidh, €50 -Kevin ‘Cookie’ Gallagher, Carrigart. Next week’s jackpot €3,150.
Congratulations to the reserves who beat Na Dúnaibh (Downings) Reserves last Wednesday evening in Downings. The scorers were Paul Friel 1-2, Shaun McGovern 0-4, Jerry ‘Diver’ Friel 0-1, Niall Carr 0-1, Shaun McElwaine 0-1, Brendan ‘Nanny’ Friel 0-1.
Tá Gaeil Fhánada ag reachtáíl campa samhraidh i Traigh a Locha do pháistí idir 7 - 15 bliana d’aois ó 28ú Iúil - 1ú Lúnasa.
Beidh imeoirí condae i láthair. nComhghairdeas mór chuig dhá foirne Dún na nGall ó gach duine i bhFánaid, tá muid chomh brodúil asaibh.
Congratulations and well done to our county senior and minor teams on their great performance on Sunday last.
The next club meeting will take place in the Clubrooms on Monday 28th July at 9 pm.
The numbers drawn in the Slotto draw on Saturday 12th July, wee 5, 4, 7, 3, 2, 6, 1. No winner. Consolation prize to Sean Brogan, O’Duignan Avenue, Donegal Town. Draw on 19th July. 4, 7, 1, 6, 5, 2, 3. No winner. Consolation prize to John Moohan, Lettermore, Frosses.
The under 16 ladies had an impressive start to their season on Tuesday 15th July with a great win over Aodh Ruadh.
Registration for the famous Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps is now open. The Camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-13 years. The Club will host the camp in Mountcharles on August 11th - 15th, 10am to 2.30pm. Parents may register online or a pre-registration night will take place in Mountcharles on 31st July from 6 pm to 7.30pm. Any enquiries, please contact Brian McCabe on 087 7567036. Also any parent who has registered online could they please text the Club number 087 6767005 in order to give the organisers an idea of numbers attending.
Congratulations to the Donegal minor team on their victory at the weekend, and Eoghan ‘Ban’ Gallagher won the man of the match award. Congratulations to the senior team who also were victorious and our own Hugh McFadden.
The senior ladies will play away to Kilcar on Sunday on their second round of the championship at 11 am. We would like to thank Sean Connors for helping the senior ladies over the last six months and wish him all the best on his new venture.
There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 9,16,17,21 There was no match 3 winner either. Next week’s jackpot is €2,050.
The All County General Knowledge quiz will take place on Friday week (1st August) at 9.30pm in the Tara Hotel, with our trusted quizmaster Conor at the helm. Teams of four with €5 per person. The ladies team are organising a 5k run on the Friday evening of the festival.
The men had no game last weekend. They are fixed to play Na Rossa away in the championship this Saturday evening.
Congratulations to Stephen McMenamin and the Donegal minor team on winning the Ulster title on Sunday.
Big thank to Oisin Cannon and the coaches for a very enjoyable week at the Red Hughs Cul Camp. We had 43 children at the camp. Thanks to all the club members that helped out during the week.
This years club camp in conjunction with Dromore National school completion programme will take place this Thursday and Friday from 10.30 am to 1pm Parents can register kids for the camp at the local league on Wednesday evening. The camp as usual is free for any kids attending Dromore National School. The fee is €5 for any other children wishing to attend that are not at Dromore School.
The local league is in it’s final week with a double round of fixture. The finals are scheduled to take place on this Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.
The U-16 boy lads are playing Glenswilly away next Monday the 28th in the quarter final of division two league.
The club would like to wish a speedy to Siobhan McMenamin who sustained a broken arm in a recent challenge game.
Well done to Charles Donaghey, Drumfergus on matching four numbers in the lotto and winning €50. Next week’s jackpot is €4200.
Well done to Anita Coyle, Monellan on winning this weeks €100 in the 100 club draw.
The club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the Sweeney and Gallen families on their recent bereavements.
There was no winner of this weeks club lotto jackpot, the numbers out were 1-14-22-30. The two €50 prizes went to Sean Coyle, Brockagh Cloghan, and Joseph Gallagher, Derries. Next weeks jackpot will be €8200.
Congratulations to the u14 boys team on reaching the A Co Final in Letterkenny last week but unfortunately fell short to a very good MacCumhaills Team. Congratulations to the new Ulster Champions 2014 Donegal. Well done to the Donegal Minors and Seniors on there great victory’s over Armagh and Monaghan at the weekend. Well done Ethan (minor), Jim, Leo, Antony, Dermot, Leon, Joe, Charles, Dr Charlie (senior).
Names will be taking in the clubhouse this Friday 25th July for tickets for the All Ireland quarter final between 7-8pm. There will be a deposit to be paid for tickets of €20 per adult and €5 per child’s.
Thanks to everyone who supported and helped in any way at the County Quiz and Bucket Collection in Aid of the county teams.
Thanks to all who supported the Guess The Score competition.
Congratulations to the Donegal seniors and minors on winning ulster titles at the weekend.
First up this week, congratulations go out to Paddy Byrne who won an Ulster minor medal at the weekend. He now joins a proud list of players from the club who have won provincial honours.
The Minor Board are holding their 10 k Family Fun Run/Walk this Sunday, starting at 2pm in the car park in Carrick. Early registration starts at 12 pm in the Old School.
Last Friday was a mixed evening for our underage sides, with the U12 team being beaten by Kilcar and the U16 side having an impressive victory over Naomh Brid.
The ladies team are back in championship mode this Sunday when they take on Naomh Connail in the second leg, at home on Sunday morning. After defeat in the first leg, a home win is vital if the girls are to progress, Ádh mhóir cailiní!
A big thank you to all who took part in or helped out in any way at last weeks quiz in aid of the county training funds.
The scrap that has been collected will be taken away this Thursday, so if anyone has any still about the place, please contact any one of the collectors.
The club is hosting a very successful Cúl Camp this week, with large numbers in attendance.
You can now stay in touch with latest club events via our new free mobile app which was launched last week.
Well done to the Donegal senior and minor teams on wining the Ulster finals last Sunday and especially to the five lads, Paddy, Ryan, Stephen, Andrew and Conor from the club who were involved with both teams.
We have teamed up with Rooneys Super Valu, Killybegs to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in SuperValu, you will receive one voucher.
Drop this voucher in the club entry box located in store. When 1000 vouchers have been collected – SuperValu will send the club the kit for free. We would like to encourage all our members to help us collect these vouchers.
The under 10s had their first home blitz on Saturday last when they played host to Na Cealla Beaga, Ard an Ratha and Naomh Columba. In what was a very enjoyable day with the club winning two of their three games.
The under 12s played Naomh Columba on Friday evening last with the final score of Naomh Columba 0-1 Cill Chartha 1-4.The under 16s played St. Nauls on Friday evening last, final score Cill Chartha 5-13 St. Nauls 4-06.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,300 this week’s numbers were 9, 11, 14 and 29. The winners were: €50- Seamus Dean, €30-Cormac Herrity and €20- Sheila Hegarty. Lotto Plus numbers 12, 17, 23 and 27 there was no winner.
The seniors travelled to Castlefin on Saturday night last to play Robert Emmets in a must win game in the championship. A great finish by the team saw the lads win by five points.
The ladies played Dungloe last week in Straid, final score Urris 4-11 Dungloe 4-6.
The MATCH “N” WIN numbers drawn for July 17th were 1,5,12 and 16. The jackpot was not won the €15 winners were Rose Doherty (Gill), Annaugh, Denis Donaghey, Dunaff, Nathan Doherty (Davis), Danielle Gordon, Isle of Doagh and Patricia McElhinney, Gleneely. Jackpot next week is €1,860.
The club are hosting a Race Night on Friday August 1st in the Square Bar, Clonmany. Horses now on sale at €10 from all committee members and both Ladies and men’s team.
The Big Breakfast in St. Mary’s Hall on Saturday August 9th and Quiz Night in the Strand Hotel on Wednesday August 13th.
The senior lads had a good win over Naomh Padraig, Lifford in group two of the Junior A Championship on Saturday evening last. They play Naomh Mhuire Convoy this Saturday evening at 7.30 at Pairc na nGael.
The second teams Junior B Championship came to an end on Friday last when they fell to Pettigo in their second game.
The U-14 team finished their season at the weekend with a defeat to Robert Emmetts in the championship county final. We wish Ronan Frain a speedy recovery after his injury at the end of the match.
The U-10 footballers attended a well organised blitz at Glenswilly last weekend. Thanks to the Glenswilly club for organising and to all the parents and supporters for coming along.
The Kellogs Cul Camp for 5-13 year olds is starting next Monday 28th July. You can book online at www.kelloggsculcamp.com or call Oisin 0867325955 or John at 0868561768 for further details. This is a very enjoyable week of GAA activity for the children.
Thanks to all the club members who helped out with the Donegal GAA bucket collection throughout the town on Saturday last.
Last week the club hosted a very successful camogie crew where all involved enjoyed three days of camogie and fun at Pairc na nGael. Girls aged from 6-13 improved and learned new skills under expert advice from our coaches. The county camogie development officer, Lisa McAliskey, spent one of the days with the girls and demonstrated some excellent games and skills. Thanks to all the girls who took and to Aideen Quinn for organising.
We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic football squad. Contact Jim Farrell on 086-0566893 for more details.
The Lotto numbers for July 15th for Jackpot of €3,550 were 6, 8, 3, 2, 5, 1, 7, 4. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s jackpot is €3600.
There will be a table quiz in the Reelin Bar in aid of the ladies on Friday, August 1st at 9pm. Teams of four and €5 per person.
Congratulations to Colm McFadden, Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the rest of the Donegal team and management on winning the Ulster Final against Monaghan, in Clones.
Congratulations to the Declan Bonner and the Donegal minor team on winning the Ulster minor final to complete the double on what was an historic day for Donegal in Clones.
The reserves had a good victory over Naomh Conaill at the Bridge on Saturday evening last. The St. Michael’s team and scorers were Dean Fleming, Denis Trearty, Shaun Doak, John Sheridan, Ryan Langan, Paul Creamer, Oran McGee, Paul Baird, Brendan Devine 1-0, Ciaran Kelly, Chris McElhinney, Daniel Doak, Danny Langan (c) 0-3, Keelan McGee 2-2, John McFadden 0-2 25 mins 1st half for John McFadden, Lorcan McDaid for Daniel Doak half time, Dara McCarry for Chrisl McElhinney 8 mins, Brandon McColgan for Oran McGee 14 minutes, Terence Wilkinson for Paul Baird 22 minutes, Raymond McLaughlin for Danny Langan all in second half.
The club are holding a 5K Fun Run /Walk on Saturday 2nd August at 12 noon with the registration at the St. Michael’s Clubhouse at the Bridge Hornhead from 11 am.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3,4,5,7,10, 16; there were two match 5 winners and 19 people matched 4. The winner of the €100 was Brian Dolan who won. This weeks jackpot will be €6250.
The club will host a heat of the All County General Knowledge Quiz in the clubhouse on this Friday 25th July in aid of the Donegal Team training fund. A Donegal Jersey will again be provided as a ticket prize draw on the night. The entry fee is €5 per person and teams should have no more than four members.
The annual Kellogs Cul Camp will be held at the Bridge from the 28th July until the 1st August. This camp will cover football hurling and camogie. For more information contact Liam McElhinney on 0868611097.
The next monthly meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Monday July 28th at 9 pm. The seniors and reserves are at home this Saturday evening July 26th against St. Michaels.The Third team have a home fixture in the league to St. Eunans on Sunday 27th at 3pm. The under 16s are at home in the league quarter-final final next Monday 28th. Under 13 training continues every Monday and Friday on the new training pitch at 6 pm. The 13s have a friendly against St.Eunans at home this Wednesday at 7.30pm. Anyone ordering tickets for Donegals game in Croke Park must do so by Tuesday 29th of July, orders to email@example.com. Finally, a big congratulations to our three county men Neil, Michael and Cormac for a fantastic day last Sunday and we wish them every success in the next round.
The seniors kept alive their league challenge with a home victory over neighbours Burt.
The U-16s match against Letterkenny Gaels didn’t go ahead. The U-12s travelled to Glenswilly on Monday for the group final. The older team were behind at half time but improved considerably in the second half. However the home team ran out winners. The younger team lead for much of the match but lost out narrowly in the end. Well done to the entire panel for great efforts this year.
The U-10s hosted a blitz on Saturday. Well done to all the kids who took part.
The club sports day is due to take place on Sunday 10th August. This week’s numbers are 3, 8, 9, 15, 19 and the most correct winners (matching four numbers) are Dominic Whoriskey and Lisa Gillespie who win €37.50 each.
Next week’s jackpot €5,800. Last week’s numbers will appear in next week’s notes.
There was no winner of the weekly lotto this week. The lucky dip winners were Cathal McGonigle, Alain Carbin, Damien Garron and Stephen Coughlan. Each will receive €25 each. The numbers drawn were: 4, 12, 22, 24. The lotto pays for the daily running of the club and your support is crucial.
Huge well done to clubmen, Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan, Luke Keaney and Daire Quinn and the rest of the senior and minor squads who are deserved Ulster Champions!
Tickets are being distributed currently for the 2014 Development Draw and are on sale from members. This fund-raiser is to raise monies to help service loans for the new training pitch. Tickets are €5 each or five for €20. Draw will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 9pm in Dom’s Pier One, Quay Street, Donegal Town. Tickets and monies can be returned to club officers or to Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9 pm – 9.30 pm.
Cloich Cheann Fhaola
Buíochas do achan nduine a chuidigh le linn an deireadh seachtaine sa fun field. Thank you to all those that helped in the Fun filed at the weekend and congratulations to Shaun McCarthy who was crowned the champion sumo wrestler of 2014.
Beidh cluiche ag an fhoirerann sinsear agus tacaíochta tráthnóna Dé hAoine in éadan Naomh Muire sa bhaile ar 6:30 agus 8:00.
Ticket orders for the Donegal game must be in by Monday the 28th of July to club secretary Martin Duggan, only on 086-311 9186.
Cloughaneely ladies played Carndonagh in the second leg of the championship at home on Friday. Once again Carndonagh were too strong and won 2-16 to 1-3. Kelly Marie McFadden and Emma McKinley were out standing for the home side.
The seniors play their last home league game of the season this Saturday against a Carndonagh.
After a brilliant win over St Eunan’s in the senior championship preliminary round first leg the ladies will play the return leg this Sunday morning.
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 This weeks lotto numbers were 1-2-19-23. There was no jackpot winner, the three match 3 winners- Fiona and Eddie Shiels, Deirdre O’Toole, and Pat Barrett, win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €1,080.
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. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or firstname.lastname@example.org