All the latest in news and notes for this week from GAA clubs around Donegal and abroad.
The club are running a guess the score competition for the Donegal versus Dublin All-Ireland semi-final. €2 per guess and €100 for the winner. Entry sheets in local businesses or contact any committee member.
This week’s Lotto numbers are 2, 11, 12, 17, 22 and the most correct winners are Justy Burke Birdy Callaghan Gerard McDaid’s, butchers and June Cruise who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €6,050. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.
The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
This Sunday the senior team make the short journey to Ruislip to compete in the championship final for the third year in succession.
After last years disappointment the Gaels will be hoping to make amends with a battle against old foes Fulham Irish in what is sure to be a close affair.
The game is starting at the later time of 5-30 pm to allow everyone the opportunity to watch the All-Ireland semi final between Donegal and Dublin.
The junior team bowed out of the championship last Saturday after another close affair with Thomas McCurtains in the semi final replay at Ruislip.
Leading at the break by 0-6 to 0-5 against the breeze the young guns gave themselves every chance but the old saying is that goals win games.
Two quick goals from the opposition midway through the 2nd half turned the game on its head, even though we responded with a Cialan Butler goal it was not to be our day.
The club would like to thank the team and management for their efforts throughout the season and hope they winter well to make a charge for next season. Final score TCG 1-10 TMC 2-10
The club wish to offer former player Benny Quinn and his family our condolences following the untimely death of his brother Dessie. Dessie is survived by his parents Patsy and Angela, three sisters, eight brothers, partner and son.
The ever popular London Irish Vintage Day returns to Berkeley Avenue this Sunday 31st August with the convoy leaving Cricklewood at 12 noon and arriving at Greenford 12.45pm.
This week’s Lotto numbers drawn were 7-8-15-17. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Stevie Keane, Tommy Donohue c/o T O Connor, Wally Three Wishes, and C Campbell Luton.
This week’s draw takes place on Thursday 28th August at the clubhouse with a jackpot of £2,700. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com
The club extends its sympathy to the Mannion family on the death of Mary (mother of Michaela - U14 Girls). Funeral to take place on Friday 29th August, 10am, at Bothwell Church, Hayes. Our thoughts are with Michaela and her family at this sad time.
The senior men beat Letterkenny Gaels by 6-10 to 0-11 in Buncrana on Sunday. The lads are now through to the semi-finals of the championship.
The next games on fixtures list are both teams away to Buncrana in the Division 3 league on Saturday next but this might be subject to change. Check our facebook page for updates during the week.
MATCH “N” WIN numberrs drawn for Thursday August 21st were 1, 7, 22 & 23. The jackpot was not won the €15 winners were Ally Doherty, 19 Gaddyduff, Eddie Gill, 3 Colmcille Village, Clonmany, Pat Doherty (JS), Main Street, Clonmany, Margaret McCauley, Moville and Noel Young, Summerhill, Co. Meath. Jackpot next week is €620. The U21’s next game is against Glenfin on Tuesday September 2nd, time and venue to be confirmed.
The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize-€500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.
The lotto numbers for August 19 for jackpot of €3800 were 8, 6, 3, 4, 2, 7. 1,5. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is €3850.
The improvement works at the training field which includes a new lighting system, for winter training, consisting six poles with three lamps per pole at a cost of €19,860 is now near completion. The club is now seeking sponsorship of €500 per lamp to help cover the cost. Any company, business, group, team, family, or individual interested in sponsoring a lamp or lamps, please contact any committee member by September 26th. Sponsors will be acknowledged, (optional), by displaying their names on a plaque at each pole.
The Bord Na nOg wishes to thank all those who helped out with the recent club summer camp, the underage coaches and players who gave their time, those who helped on registration night and in any other way. Special thanks to Paul McGlynn who co-ordinated matters and to Alice Bonner of Andies Supermarket, Stranorlar for her generous sponsorship of crisps for the camp. Thanks again to all involved. Also we wish a speedy recovery to Kyle and Liam O’Meara, Hopefully they will be back in action for Glenfin soon.
Good luck to Frank McGlynn and the rest of the Donegal squad as they try to reach yet another All Ireland final this weekend in their semi-final against Dublin.
Best wishes to Declan Walsh, Stephen Mc Laughlin (Fildara) and the Donegal senior squad, and also to Robert Farren who is a member of the Donegal minor backroom team in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-finals against Dublin.
The Under 10 Blitz held in Connolly Park on Saturday was an outstanding success, with nine clubs represented and 18 teams taking part. The A final was an all Derry affair, with Dungiven coming out on top against Glenullin. MacCumhaills defeated Glenswilly in the A shield final. Dungiven also were victorious in the B competition defeating the hosts Malin, while Termon took the silverware in the B shield, edging Glenswilly in the final. A massive thank you to the coaches, mentors and players from Carndonagh, Naomh Padraig (Muff), Naomh Colmcille (Newton), Termon, Glenswilly, MacCumhaills, Dungiven and Glenullin.
The Malin Hotel was packed to the rafters on Saturday night for the charity dance organised by the club in memory of the late Bernie Collins. The money raised will be split between the oncology unit in Letterkenny and St. Luke’s hospital Dublin. We would like to thank The Malin Hotel, all who bought and sold tickets, the local businesses who sponsored the great prizes on the night and finally to Seamus, Maureen, Finbarr and Cathal and their family and friends for all their work in organising the night. No doubt Bernie would be very proud of their efforts.
The club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2 pm. Get fit with Charlie restarts on Monday 1st September after the summer break. Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-30 to 7-30 for women. While men classes get underway on the same nights from 7-30 to 8-30, all classes take place in the Malin GAA centre.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1250, sequence drawn was 5-4-7-3-6-2-1. €50 winner was Frank Platt, Knockglass, Malin Head. Winner of the 20 euro sellers prize was Docs Bar, Malin Head. Next week’s jackpot is €1300.
The minors got back to winning ways last Monday, with a good home win over Kilcar in the championship in front of a large crowd in Pairc na nGael. The tie now goes to a third game. The U-13s did not have the same outcome however, with a home loss to Four Masters on Wednesday evening. The senior team kept the pressure on Aodh Ruadh at the top of the league, with a good away victory over Naomh Colmcille. The reserves also had a good win, in what was their first game in 7 weeks. Good luck to Paddy Byrne and the county minor team in the All Ireland semi final on Sunday.
The senior hurlers took on St Eunan’s in the second round of the Championship. In a pulsating match MacCumhaills emerged victorious by the slenderest of margins. MacCumhaills 1-13, St Eunans 1-12.The lads took on Letterkenny Gaels in the league final in Convoy. We started well and took control of the game from the start. We lead from start to finish. Jamie De Ward put in a man of the match performance. MacCumhaills 3-16, Letterkenny Gaels 1-9. The club held its second annual Curry Night on Saturday night. The club decided to have it as a charity night in aid of Oisin Merritt. A large crowd turned out to sample the currys from all the takeaways in the town. It was a very close vote with two winners emerging. The China Tower and The Navenney Grill were crowned best Currys in the Twin Towns. Massive thanks to all the takeaways for participating. Special thanks goes to Mickey Patton for organising the night.
There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3,17,24 and 29. There were three match 3 winners. The were Kathleen O’Hagan, Gary Dunnion and Johnny Brady receive €50 each. Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.
Last weekend’s lotto was not won. The €50 prizes went to Nan Doherty, Dungloe and Emily Brennan, Main Street, Glenties. Next week’s jackpot €2,100
Donegal versus Dublin tickets must be collected Wednesday the 27th at the Clubhouse between 7 and 8 pm.
The fourth 200 Club Draw will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of September good luck all.
We would like to wish Jim McGuinness all our club men and the Donegal squad the very best of luck taking on Dublin this weekend.
The senior men crashed out of the championship on Saturday evening in O’Donnell Park to neighbours Convoy. It was a really disappointing result for everyone involved. The team now will have to regroup and focus on their remaining league matches to try and consolidate their division 3 status.
The under 21s now play Naomh Columba in the semi final of the under 21 B championship next Tuesday the 2nd of September venue and time tbc. The under 13 boys were unlucky to lose by a single point at the Cross to Glenfin. In a game that seen both teams dominate for long periods at a time. Final Score 4-6 to 3-10. The team was Mark McElhinney, Gareth McGill, Ruairi McBrearty, Aaron McGlinchey, Kieran Neeson, Kian Gallagher, Oisin McElhinney, Cody Lafferty, Jack Bradley, Darragh McMenamin, Dillon Carlin, Adam Sweeney, Ryan Coyle, Paul Doherty, O’Callaghan, Jack Gillespie.
The annual Golf Classic takes place on September 13th in B&S Golf Club. We would like to thank Killygordon Animal Health as main sponsor of the event. We are looking for €100 sponsors who will be displayed on board on entrance to course and also tee sponsors at €20 each or €50 for three. Teams of four are €80 with each player getting a €5 meal voucher for golf club. Contact Andy 0876843311 or any of the club executive.
This week’s lotto numbers drawn were 6,1,5,2,3,8,4,7, One lucky winner matched four numbers was Aiden Hannigan, the Curragh.He won €50. Next week’s jackpot is €4325. Mary Gallagher, Ballinaman was this weeks lucky winner of the 100+ club draw.
Congratulations to Marie McColgan and Maurice O’Donnell who completed the Letterkenny half marathon and any other club member we may not have heard about. Well done all.
Mellissa’s Funday and 5k run/walk will take place on Sunday the 7th of September. The club would like to wish Stephen McMenamin and the county minor team the best of luck in their All Ireland semi final on Sunday in Croke Park and of course Jimmy and the boys.
The club extends their sympathy to the Carlin family Ballinacor and the Gallagher family Cavan Lower on their recent bereavements.
The tickets for Sunday’s big games will be given out at the club house on Wednesday evening at 8.30 pm All tickets must be paid for on collection.
A very important club meeting will held on Wednesday evening at 9pm all executive club members are asked to attend. All club members welcome.
Funds are required to complete the fitness trail and provide a Hurling Wall for youth coaching of all Gaelic games at Pairc Aoidh Ruaidh. Tom Daly is co-ordinating 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 ten people at a meal in their home for a donation of €20 each. To participate you host your table on a day which suits you or before Saturday September 6th and make a return of €200 on September 8th. Each person who participates and makes a €20 donation will be entered in a draw for two stand tickets for the 2014 All-Ireland final and double room and dinner for two in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday, September 20th, the night before the final. Further details are available from Tom Daly or email email@example.com. Aodh Ruadh supporters living away from Ballyshannon are particularly welcome to participate.
Aodh Ruadh’s adult footballers finally return to competitive action this Saturday. They will host Red Hugh’s in Fr Tierney Park.
The under 21s face St Eunan’s in O’Donnell Park in the under 21 A championship quarter-final on Tuesday 2 September.
It was heartbreak for the under 16s in the Southern Regional Board league final as they narrowly failed to hold off a second half fight back from Ardara to lose by two points. Aodh Ruadh started with the benefit of a strong wind in Killybegs and quickly had two points on the board before passing up a goal-scoring opportunity. The sides then exchanged points before Conall Sweeny hit the net to take the scores to 1-4 to 0-1 in favour of the Ernesiders. A second goal from Nathan Boyle then helped Aodh Ruadh to a half-time scoreline of 2-6 to 0-2. Ardara started the second half like a whirlwind hitting two goals before Aodh Ruadh hit two points to stem their momentum and make it 2-8 to 2-2. After that Ardara started slowly reeled in the Ballyshannon lead, hitting three unanswered points. Shane McGrath hit a free from in front of the posts, but Ardara kept coming, hitting another six points to take the victory on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-9. In better news the under 16s defeated Dungloe 2-4 to 0-7 in the sides’ first round, second leg championship encounter on Friday evening to secure their place in the next round.
The under 13s lost 2-10 to 0-5 against St Naul’s last Wednesday. They host Naomh Conaill this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. Throw in for that game is 6.30pm.
The under 10s had a good hard blitz in Donegal town on Saturday against Four Masters, Bundoran and Naomh Bríd. We were short a fair few, but the lads that were there gave everything for the Aodh Ruadh jersey. The lads who lined out for Ballyshannon were Daniel Breen, Conor Cleary, Oisin Daly, Padraig Daly, Ryan Daly, Michael Doogan, JJ Doran, Jack Gallagher, James Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Eoghan Kelly, Cian McKenna, James McGinley, Shane McGloin, Ronan McKenna, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Lorc Mag Fhionnghaile, Drew Ryan, Aidan Sweeny and Aonghus Sweeny. Training will be at the usual time of 6.30pm this Wednesday and 11am Saturday.
Aodh Ruadh sank to a 1-9 to 6-15 defeat against Burt in the latest stage of the senior hurling championship round robin stages.
Our under 16s travelled to Letterkenny on Tuesday last to play St Eunan’s in the league semi-final. It turned out to be a great game between two very committed teams. St Eunan’s got off to a great start and hit Aodh Ruadh for a number of early goals. Ballyshannon never hurled at all in the first half as St Eunan’s led by ten points at half time 3-6 to 0-5. The lads turned the game around in the second half and hurled like we knew they could, full of commitment taking some great scores. They got the score back to the minimum, but unfortunately they ran out of time just coming up short on a 4-8 to 4-7 scoreline. It was a hard defeat to take, but the lads knew they lost the game in the first half when they put in a very lacklustre performance. Thanks to our very loyal parents who drove the lads to the game. Your efforts are appreciated by all associated with the team. They are due to play Carndonagh in the championship on 4th September.
On Thursday night our under 12s got a much needed win against Four Masters in Donegal Town. The majority of this team is under 10 and they have had a tough season, but are showing great commitment and were delighted to run out winners 1-8 to 3-0. Thanks to the parents who drove the lads to the game your support as always is much appreciated.
The long awaited replay of the minor championship final against Buncrana takes place this Thursday at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy, throw-in at 7pm.
The Aodh Ruadh Ladies had a busy weekend this weekend, as they took to their bikes bright and early Saturday morning to commence the annual Cyclothon. A huge thank you goes out to all who turned out on the day to pedal on the day.
John Patton Jr and his team have opened a sizeable lead in Fantasy Sam after the game on Sunday. He has 249 points, but close on his heels is Karol Foley and her team, Biggest losers, on 225 points. In joint third are Barry Travers and his team, Still The Greatest Reserve and John Keon and his team, Lakeside Lads, on 223 points. In fifth place we have Paul McLoone and his team, Abbey United, on 215 points.
Highland Radio are giving one lucky listener the chance to win a pair of tickets for the game against Dublin on Sunday 31st August plus an overnight stay the night before the game in the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the following question. Donegal won their first Sam Maguire Cup in 1992, but who did they beat in the final that year? To enter text GAA plus your answer name and address to 57252. Your entry will cost €2 plus your operators charge. €1 will go to the Donegal Team Training Fund. Lines close at 12 noon on Wednesday 27th August 2014. The winner will be announced that evening on The GAA Programme.
There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 17. In the lucky dip €40 went to Gertrude Bolger, Kilkenny; Marcella Loughlin, Dunmuckrim; Majella Gethins, Finner; Tony Larkin, c/o John Larkin; and Mary Morrow. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,100 takes place at 8.30pm in the Bridgend Bar, on Sunday.
Good luck to the St. Michael’s players Colm McFadden, Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the entire Donegal squad and management in the All Ireland semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday.
Good luck also to Declan Bonner and the minors in their semi final in what will be a historic day for the county with both teams in the last four. Congratulations to Michael Langan who was on the Donegal under 17 team that won the McGuigan Cup at the weekend.
There was no Jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 1,2,5,6,13,14; the Match 5 winners were Brian Clark, Danny Jim Wilkinson c/o An Chistin and The Stewarts of the Flat Roof who won €35 each This weeks jackpot will be €6500.
The monthly Club meeting will be held on Monday 1st September at 9 pm in the clubrooms.
The SLOTTO draw numbers drawn on August 17th were 4, 3, 6, 7, 2, 1. The jackpot was not won. The €80 consolation prize wet to Caolan Bonner, Keadue. The draw on 24th August the €510 jackpot won by Frances Farren, c/o Kathleen Campbell, Stonepark, Mountcharles. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 2, 6, 4, 3 and 5.
Congratulations to Daniel Brennan, Mountcharles, who was on the County U-17 team who won the McGuigan Cup last Saturday in Maghera. Sympathies from the Club are extended to the Quinn family, Drumconnor, Mountcharles on the untimely death of Dessie. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
An Clochan Liath
Bad aid 8, 12, 15 agus 24 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine
agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,200 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain
na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Pauline Murray Dungloe, Joe Sweeney Cronashallog, Joseph Gillespie Mullaghduff, Adam McCole Maghery agus David Alcorn Burtonport.
Bhain Johnnie McCole as Derrydruel €150 agus bhain Patricia Melly as Glenties, Mary Gallagher as Ardara, Rita Cowley as Sheskinarone, Maeve Gillespie as Mullaghduff agus Jeannie Doherty as Sheskinarone €100 ag an bhingo.
All-Ireland semi-final tickets on child and three Cusack Stand tickets are available also there are two Hogan Stand tickets are available , contact Ellen on 0879807324.
Patsy Hanlon , Chairman of CLG An Clochán Liath extends a cordial invitation, to all club members past and present to attend the official opening of our new Clubhouse by Aogan O Fearghail, President Elect of the GAA on Friday 5th September at 8pm.
We would be delighted if you could attend and join us in our celebrations, non club member are also most welcome to attend.
Well done to both Matthew Ward and Barry Curran who were part of the winning U-17 Donegal team that won the McGuigan.
Congratulations to our PRO Maura O’Donnell (McGee) and Oliver O’Donnell on the birth of their baby girl. The club sends its best wishes to the entire family including big brother Patrick and big sister Brid.
The club were represented very well at county level over the past two weekends. Well done to Odhran Shiels who was part of Seanie Boyle’s U16 county squad who played in the Buncrana Cup and a massive congratulations to Paul O’Connor, our up and coming goal keeper, who was part of Shaun Barrett’s U17 squad who won the McGuigan Cup on Saturday. Both Odhran and Paul are next door neighbours from Ranny, Kerrykeel
The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to senior player and U13 coach Joe Blaney who had knee surgery last week.
Ádh mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall sinsir agus minoir v Baile Atha Cliath .
Best of luck to all our Donegal Seniors and Minors when they play Dublin in Croke Park this weekend in All Ireland Semi final Club ticket draw postponed until end of September, few tickets left. Anyone interested please contact any committee member.
Good luck to Declan, John and Christian as they prepare to take on the Dubs in this weekends All Ireland semi final. Good luck also to Jim and his senior squad.
Well done to the under 12s who won the division 2 plate final against Bundoran last week.
The club lotto draw took place last Monday evening. The €9000 jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 5,11,20 and 26.Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Charlie Bonner, Dungloe and Jordan Gillespie, Toome.
The club 50 draw also took place. Congratulations to winners Bridie Dan Bonner €300, Shane McGeehan €100 and P J Laghey €50.
There was no Lotto jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 2, 4, 23, 24. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Pat Mellarkey. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,100.
The senior ladies had a great win over Milford on Sunday. This was an impressive performance after a disappointing loss to Termon in the championship
Best of luck to the Donegal minor and senior teams in the All Ireland semi-final against Dublin this Sunday. It’s a wonderful and memorable occasion for Tony Mc Clenaghan and Ciaran Diver who are part of the minor panel.
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Best of Luck to Karl, Paul, Luke and Daire on Sunday in Croke Park also congratulations to
Karl and Ciara on the birth of there new baby boy.
The final of the Patsy Brogan Memorial final between Four Masters and Naomh Conaill is fixed for Thursday 28th August at 7pm in Tir Conaill Park.
Thew under 10 boys were in action last Saturday when we played host to two teams each from Naomh Brid and Aodh Ruadh and one team from Bundoran. We managed to field three teams of ten players which is very encouraging for our clubs development. Each of our teams played two games with us winning all but one of them. The Bs lost to Naomh Brid A team.
Thanks to Pauric, Lee, Greg and Karl for refereeing and to the ladies who supplied and served the refreshments. Well done to the under 12 boys who performed extremely well in the Peter Duffy Tournament in Strabane.
Tickets have been distributed for Training Pitch Development draw. This fundraiser is to raise money to help service loans for our new training pitch. We would ask for your support. Tickets are €5 each or 5 for €20. The prizes are as follows, 1st Prize: ALL- Ireland Football Final 2014 Package 2 x Lower Cusack Stand Tickets plus €250 cash. 2nd Prize: Relaxing Break in The Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, includes 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner for 2 people (In association with white Hotel Group) 3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart TV ( Sponsored by Mc Groarty’s Expert Electrical Store) 4th Prize: €250 Supervalu Shopping Voucher (Sponsored by Supervalu) 5th Prize: €250 Home heating Oil (In Association with E&J Oil Services Ltd) 6th Prize : Gourmet Dinner for 2 in Cedars Restaurant at the 5* Soils Lough Eske Castle ( Sponsored by Soils Lough Eske) Draw will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 @9pm in Dom’s Pier One, Quay Street, and Donegal Town. Tickets and money can be returned to club officers or to Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm – 9.30pm
Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details, to sponsor either by PayPal or contact club member for application form. Please support this initiative, check out or virtual pitch. Get your name on Tirconaill Park Sod.
A very enjoyable evening in Fintra at U10 blitz. Thank you to St Nauls and Naomh Columba for attending. Some great football displayed by all teams. Excellent football by our own A and B teams.
Any club member wishing to request an All Ireland Hurling Final Ticket, please contact Sarah Tully on 086 3311733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
There was no jackpot winner of this weeks killotto. The numbers were 8,18,20,27. Next weeks jackpot is €2300. The match three prize of €120 was won by Tristan Dowd,
The Under 16 boys played in the Division 2 league final against Malin, on Monday night. Unfortunately they lost out by 1-5 to 0-6. They are now getting ready for the championship with a home tie against Urris next Monday night. The Under 13s are at home in the league this Wednesday 27th against Gweedore at 7pm. This comes on the back of a hard fought victory away to St.Michaels last Wednesday.
The annual summer camp took place at the Club last week and by all reports was a fantastic success with all the children having a great time. Well done to Karen and Louise for all their hard work. The Third team are in the Junior B Championship this Saturday August 30th against Naomh Ultan. The game will be held in Glenties with a throw in of 7 pm. Hopefully the boys can go one step better than last year and reach the final.Finally, the Club would like to wish our three County men Michael, Neil and Cormac the very best of luck against the Dubs this weekend.
St Molaise Gaels (Grange/Cliffoney)
The senior team secured a spot in the quarter finals of the championship following an exciting 3-7 to 2-8 win against Coolaney/Mullinabreena, in Connolly Park, Collooney on Saturday last. For the second game in succession Gaels produced an excellent second half display having trailed by six points just five minutes before half time. Goals from minor players Gerard Brady and Cathal Herron and a third from veteran Martin Feeney saw Jimmy Langan’s side overcome a tough challenge from Coolaney/Mullinabreena.
The team: C Laughlin, J Brennan, G Gilsennan, C Watters, A Carway, J Kelly, D Kelly, D Fallon, C Burns (0-1), J Brennan, M Quinn (cpt)(0-2), K Waters, M Feeney(1-3), J McLaughlin, G Brady(1-0), Subs: C Herron (1-0), N McLaughlin(0-1), Gaels finish second in Group 2 just behind Coolera/Strandhill and will now focus on an upcoming quarter final fixture.
The U16 Boys A squad were well beaten by an excellent Eastern Harps side in the championship last week but there was better luck for our U14C squad when they defeated St Michaels 3-4 to 2-2 on Friday last. This week the C squad are away to Castleconnor on Wed 27th at 7 pm while on the same evening the A squad are away to Curry.
On Wednesday last our U16 Girls turned in a terrific display away to Ballymote in the C championship emerging winners by seven points. The defence were outstanding throughout with Andrea Kenny and Hilary Francis excelling. Cliona McGowan dominated at midfield while in attack Lisa Flynn gave a great display and contributed a number of vital scores.
Tickets for the Sunday’s game can be collected on Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the Clubhouse.
The Ladies suffered a narrow defeat in a thrilling high scoring match against Moville at the weekend. Having lost out to Glenfin in the senior championship the minors will be looking to avenge that result when they take on Glenfin in the minor Championship in a few weeks time. This will also be a two legged affair with the first match away on the 14th September and the home game on the 21st.
The U13s have a home match against Downings this Wednesday. Throw in time is 7 pm. This weeks lotto numbers were 9-11-17-23. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners win €25 each. Vincent Ferry, Michelle Goode, and Eamon Ferry. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,280.
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169
Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013. For more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114