The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal and abroad.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The club lotto numbers for September were DY, GY, KY,WX and there were five match five winners. They were Sarah and Emily Patton, Nora McElhinney, Manus Harkin, Eunan McBride and McHugh’s, Convoy. Next week jackpot is €4200.
Training for Senior Ladies on Wed at 7 and Friday at 7.30 Check FB for match updates
Gaelic for Mothers and Others Wed at 8.15 new players always welcome.
The U-16 girls have county semi-final coming up against Gaoth Dobhair. Time and venue tbc.
Well done to the U-13 girls who played a challenge game versus McCools a great overall team performance with the girls improving with every match.
Hard Luck to our senior men who were beaten by Urris by a point on Saturday night, in county semi-final.
There will be a clean up on Saturday at the pitch if anyone wishes to help out is more than welcome.
The club wish to say a massive thank you to all who came along and supported us with the official opening of our new clubhouse on Sunday.
Many thanks to all who helped out in any way, players, team coaches, parents, guests, musicians, those who helped with the catering/food (donations of home baking), car parking, side shows, photos and club merchandise. The official opening was performed by Mairtin Mac Aibhne, president of the Ulster GAA Council and the new Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown blessed the clubhouse
The senior men beat Convoy in the junior championship semi-final on Saturday night.They now face Naomh Ultan in the final on October 12th.
The ladies play Red Hughs in the semi-final of the Junior B Championship on Saturday at 12 noon.
Club Urris winners for September were €50-John Farren, Ballyliffin, €30-Paul Friel, Boston and €20-Jimmy Donaghey, Dunaff.
The Match “N” Win numbers drawn for September 25th were 4, 12, 18 & 22. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners: Harkin family, Annaugh, Philip Porter, Rooskey, John Joe Cleary, Cross, Josie McDonald, C/o Bingo and Claire Mc Carron, 3 Cleagh. Jackpot next week is €820. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and all who support this weekly draw.
The seniors and reserves got their respective championship campaigns underway in front of a large crowd in Connolly Park on Sunday. Unfortunately neither side were able to record victories. Next up are Naomh Conaill.
The club are hoping to run a supporters bus to Saturdays games. Anyone interested in booking a seat is asked to contact David Gallagher on 086 8073786.
The U10/U8/U6 girls will start back this Saturday the 4th of October from 11 am to 12.30 pm. All girls from junior infants to third class are invited to attend.
For U10/U8 contact Angela O’Donnell on 086 3198499 & for U-6 contact Sadie McLaughlin on 086 1055903 for more information.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1500, sequence drawn was 2-7-5-3-6-4-1. The €50 winner was Tara Kelly, Drumcarbit. Winner of the €20 sellers prize was N and R Kelly, Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €1550.
Congratulations to underage coach Brendan Monagle and his wife Seana on the birth of their baby boy last week.
You can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures.
The ladies play Urris in the championship semi-final this Saturday with a 12 noon throw in.
The men resume training this week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 pm.
U8s and U10s training has finished up for this year. Well done to all the children and coaches for all their hard work throughout the year.
The U13 girls are awaiting on the fixtures for round two. The lads have finished their league campaign for the year and unfortunately were unsuccessful and securing a play off place. Training continues on Friday evenings at 6.30 pm in preparation for the championship.
The U-16 lost out on Friday evening to St Eunans B in the shield quarter final in Letterkenny. That brings them to the end of their football season for this year.
The numbers drawn were 5,8,2,7,6,3,4,1. One winner matched 3 numbers Tony Sweeney, Dromore Park and won €50
Next weeks Jackpot is €4,450. The 100 Club winner this week was number Kevin McColgan, Garrison Hill. Kevin won €100.
The club extend their sympathy to the Patterson family Ardnaganna and the Doherty family Gleneely on their recent family bereavements.
The hurlers took on Burt in this years senior county final at O’Donnell Park on Saturday afternoon.
There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4,8,25 and 28. There was one match 3 winner. Seamus Faulkner won €150. Next week’s Jackpot is €10,000.
The U-13 girls travelled to Convoy on Sunday morning. They played three short games against St Marys, and put in some great displays. Some of our young boys and girls traveled to Moy in Co Tyrone to take part in the Tir Na nOg Under 8 competition.
The seniors got off to a great start in the championship group stage on Sunday. After the long trek to Carndonagh, our young side claimed a 7 point win. This Saturday they play Milford in Pairc na nGael at 5.30 pm and a win here would be a massive step towards the quarter finals. The reserves get their championship underway against the same opposition at 4pm. Ádh mhóir go dtí na dhá foireann.
The U16s had another good win in the championship, with a comprehensive home win over Naomh Ultan. The second leg takes place this Saturday in Dunkineely at 2pm.
The ladies finished their year with a draw in Pairc na nGael against local rivals Kilcar. The club would like to thank Kenneth, Colin and all the girls for all their hard work over the year.
The parish league came to an end last Thursday with yet more excitement on the field. Carrick/Teelin got the better of UTR in the Shield final, then in a cracker of a match, Cashel got a last second’s goal to beat Malins in the Cup final. Massive thanks to all the players, coaches, referees and supporters who made this competition such a great success.
Finally, the club would like to congratulate reserve stalwarts Terence and Majella Boyle on the birth of Fionn, and Brian and Martina McGinley on the birth of Oisín. Hopefully we’ll see them both in the green and gold some day, but one of them might be the green of Ardara.
The lotto numbers drawn for September 23 rd for jackpot €4050 were 4, 7, 8, 3, 2, 5, 6. 1. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is €4100.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 5, 12, 21 agus 24 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,700 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Jeannie Sweeney Sheskinarone, Jake Bonner Craghy, Mary Murray (Denis) Burtonport, Celia Boden Burtonport agus Tommy Sweeney Crolly P.O.
Both the seniors .and reserves won their opening championship game against Termon. Both teams play Gaoth Dobhair.
Congratulations to the U-13 hurlers who won the Ulster U-13 Shield competition in the Derry, on Sunday. Dungloe faced Dungannon a team that had beaten them by a point in the preliminary rounds held over the previous two weekends. Dungloe won in a tight competitive game on a score line of 5.3 to 4.2.
Dungloe led from the start but a Dungannon revival in the second half drew them level before Dungloe pulled away. Aidan McHugh played a storming debut scoring three goals and Brendan Boyle and Conor Diver both scored great individual efforts. Michael McNulty and Ben Boyle and Philip Noble added the points. The Dungloe defence was strong with great performances in particular by joint captain Odhran Mcgonagle who was immense and one terrific diving save by Darragh ward in goal. The Dungloe team was, Darragh Ward, Joe Greene, Joe Doyle, Michael Greene, Jake O’ Mahony, Noah Boyle, Neil Noble, Odhran McGonagle, Ben Boyle, Philip Noble, Brendan Boyle, Michael McNulty, James Hartnett, Aidan McHugh, Philip Rodgers, Conor Hunter, Conor Diver, Brendan O’Donnell, Gerard Glackin, Sean O’Donnell and Evan Forker .
The first draw of the sixth series will now take place on Sunday October 5th. Can the main card holders confirm(if not already) with Tony Boyle or Aideen asap that your current members are staying in the draw and whether you have or know of any new people who want to join. Aideen 087 9340706 and Tony Boyle 086 387 1216.
Dungloe advanced to Southern Division Two final with a hard fought win against a very competitive Naomh Ultan side.
The first half was dominated by both defences and scores were hard to come by. Half time score was Dungloe 0-8, Naomh Ultan 1-2.
Two second half goals for Dungloe from Aiden McHugh and Jerome Boyle eased Dungloe into a nine point lead halfway into the second half, Naomh Ultan rallied in the last 15 minutes to set up a nail biting finish.
Best for Dungloe were Aidann McHugh, Daire Gallagher, Adam McCaffrey, Dominic Doherty and Jerome Boyle.
Comhghairdeas le girseachaí faoi 16 a bhain craobh na condae. A huge congratulations to the ladies under 16s who beat Fanad Gaels in the U-16 Championship final in Letterkenny. Great credit to management and players for bringing yet another title back to the Banks.
Following their opening Group match loss to Naomh Conaill in the Banks on Saturday night - The seniors and reserves travel to Letterkenny and O’Donnell Park on Sunday next to play their second match against St Eunan’s.
The club had the honour of hosting the under 12 County between Naomh Conaill and Termon. Once again the club members turned out to help with getting the pitch ready, operating the kitchen and making the place worthy of a final venue. Congratulations to Termon who won both A and B games.
The lotto numbers drawn were 2-11-15-16. The jackpot was not won. There was one match three winner Ciaran Gallagher,Mullach Dubh. Next week’s Jackpot €2120.
Well done to seniors against Ardara in championship, earning a draw in a tough encounter at Tir Conaill Park on Sunday. Hard luck to reserves. Both teams are out again in Championship next Saturday.
The club would like to sincerely thank members and non members that gave their time stewarding or assisting in any capacity with the homecoming last week. Special thanks to other clubs and community groups. Particular mention also of Paddy Muldoon for his work on coordinating stewards. The club would also like to thank the homecoming committee, including statutory groups, on all the unseen work that had been planned and especially to Gary Pearson, coordinator.
The 2014 Training Pitch Development Draw: Four Masters GAA Club held their Draw on Thursday 18th September in Dom’s Pier One. The full list of winners are as follows: 1st Prize: All Ireland football final package – two Lower Cusack Stand tickets plus €250 cash – Therese Gallagher, Ballyweel, Donegal; 2nd Prize: Two night break in the Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, included dinner for two persons (in Association with Whites Hotel Group) – John Meehan, Abbernadorney, Donegal.
3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart Television (in Association with McGroarty Expert Electrical Superstore) – Owen Doherty, Docs Bar, Donegal; 4th Prize: €250 Supervalu Shopping Voucher (Sponsored by Super Valu) –Gerard Kennedy, Cranny, Inver; 5th Prize: €250 of home heating oil (in association with E&J Oil) – Frankie Greene (Drimarone); 6th Prize: Gourmet Dinner for two in Cedars Restaurant at Solis Lough Eske Castle (sponsored by Solis Lough Eske Castle –Brendan “Jacko” Gallagher, c/o Glenswilly Club.
The club would like to thank sincerely all our club members and friends who supported and purchased tickets and made our draw a huge success so as to help with our financial commitments on developments at Tir Conaill Park.