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Peter Campbell

DONEGAL GAA CLUB CALL

Some of the big attendance at the Co, Minor Div. 2 Championship final in Glenswilly on Sunday between Cloughaneely and St. Naul's

GLEANN FHINNE

The lotto numbers drawn on October 4th were 3-8-2-4-5-6-1-7. Frank Ward and Gerry and Noreen Marley matched 3 numbers and won €30 each. Jackpot this week is €4400.
Well done to the U16 boys who had a great victory over Lifford in the Division Three Quarter final.

Hard luck to the U18 boys who lost to Malin by just one point in the Division Three final on Wednesday in Buncrana.
Both the seniors and reserves were away to Four Masters on Sunday the 9th in the second last league game. The reserves drew and the seniors lost. The seniors play Killybegs next Saturday the 15th in O’Donnell Park at 3pm in the Senior A championship relegation play-off.
Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to seamusward61@gmail.com or texting 087205248


CILL CHARTHA

There is a great buzz around the parish as we prepare for our first senior championship final in 23 years this Sunday in Ballybofey against Glenswilly.

Well done to Paddy McBrearty and Ryan McHugh on their All Star notations and to David McShane on making the Ireland Masters panel to play Australia.

Our annual Club Development 10 Week Draw starts on Sunday 23rd October tickets available locally and online on our website please support this important fundraiser for the club.

Our Under 16s were defeated by 5-11 to 2-12 in their Championship play off against Four Masters in Mountcharles on Sunday evening.

We have Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, half zip tops, polo shirts,  kit bags, shorts, bobble hats now in stock we now have a variety of flags in stock. You can also now buy club merchandise online via our website.

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,600.  This week’s numbers were: 11, 17, 26 and 28. The  winners were: €50 Susan Molloy, Castlecarn €30 Mary Breslin, Largy €20 Pamela Bonner, Kilbeg and Nora Byrne, Roxboro.


MALIN

Malin GAA presents Mr & Mrs on Saturday 29th October, upstairs in our Clubhouse. Doors open at 8.30pm with the show starting at 9pm sharp.

MC on the night is the fantastic Kevin Gallagher. This is a ticket only event with tickets now available from Maria 087 7763679, Linda 086 3452769, Margaret 087 2352823, Denise 086 3724378, Marty 086 2938634, Danny 086 8988180 or John 086 2507380.

Congratulations to our very own Shaun McLaughlin (F) who has been announced as referee for the Senior Championship County Final next Sunday between Glenswilly and  Kilcar. Shaun has been dedicated to the cause for many years and is finally starting to see the rewards. The Club would like to say a massive well done and best of luck.

The club would like to congratulate Patrick Collins, Terence McLaughlin and Paul Gallagher and their minor team who beat Glenfin last week in the Division 2 Shield final. The team on the evening was Daniel Houghton, Robert Boggs, Cormac Cullinan, Conor Kelly, Conor McColgan, Ryan Doherty, Conor Quigley, Ciaran Doherty (JR), Conor Bambrick, Oisin McGonagle, Tiarnan Stevens, Sean Byrne, Conor Gallagher, Joseph Doherty (PM) and Conor McGeogeghan. Subs Callum Harley, Sean O’Neill, Josh Conlon, Padraig McCarron and Joe Doherty. In a tough game a goal in the last five minutes and an injury time point from substitute Joe Doherty got the team a hard fought victory. They now are through to the county semi-final.

The  under 16 boys won their quarter final against Red Hughs in the Northern Board Division Two Competition on Sunday.. They are now through to the semi final with details yet to be confirmed. The club would also like to say well done to Liam O’Neill and the under 13 team who played in the Division One  shield final on Monday night (See facebook for result).  

Our U16 girls narrowly missed out on a place in the county final last Saturday. It has been a great season for the girls and their managers would like to thank them and their parents for their commitment, dedication and encouragement to the sport. They have come a long way and are now competing with the best. The team on the day were: Tara Kelly, Rachel Harkin, Caiti Farren, Laura McGeoghegan, Alana McDaid, Breda Doherty, Ailbhe Mc Laughlin, Siobhan Farren, Niamh Doherty, Kerri Stevens, Tara O'Connor, Erin McLaughlin, Ciara Mc Laughlin, Diane Mc Gilloway, Aine McColgan, Ellen Keyes, Seanain Mc Laughlin and Claudia McLaughlin. The under 12 girls continue training every Wednesday  from 4:00 – 5:00pm, All girls are reminded to bring runners, football boots, €2 and a gum shield, new members welcome.

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1050. The numbers drawn were 4-3-5-6-1-2-7. The €50 winner was Breda Ruddy, Kindroyhead, Gleneely. Next week’s jackpot is €1100.

There will be Irish dancing lessons upstairs in the clubhouse every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15pm and every Friday 4:00 to 5:30 for boys and girls from age 3 and upwards. All beginners welcome, competitive and non-competitive dancers. Contact Donna for more details 0862615755.


CLOUGHANEELY

Comhghairdeas leis an fhoireann mionúr a bhain Roinn a 2 de Chraobh an Chontae i nGleann Súilí Dé Domhnaigh nuair a bhuail said Naomh Náille. Tá bliain iontach ag na mionúir a bhfuil an Chraobh agus an t-Sraith buaite acu. Traoslaímid leis na himreoirí uilig agus leis an bhainistíocht uilig.

 

A huge well done to this young team and their management team on claiming the Div 2 County Minor Championship title against St Naul's in Glenswilly on Sunday afternoon. The lads and management have put in a huge effort all year and have reaped the rewards.

Many thanks to Brendan Kelly who graciously sponsored the meal for our minors after their championship win on Sunday.

Best of luck to our reserves in the Intermediate B Championship semi-final against Buncrana. The game is fixed for Sunday October 16th with a venue yet to be confirmed. Please keep an eye out on our club facebook/twitter page for fixture changes/updates! Best of luck to all involved and we hope to see a large crowd turn out to support them.

The seniors played Naomh Muire at home in the Division Two league on Saturday evening. They were narrowly defeated by a poin. They have one more league game left to play which will be at home to Four Masters.

The lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, October 5th were 1,4,6,7,8,20.  We had no match six winners so jackpot rises to €3,650.  We had three match 5 winners- who win €35 each. They are Ciaràn Coll, Oldtown; Mary Brogan, Ballyboes; Anna McFadden, Lower Ardsbeg.

Congratulations to our September 100 club winners: €500- Martin Duggan; €100- Bridie Sweeney, Paddy McMenamin, Anne Mullaney, Danny Kearney, Eileen McCausland.

There will be a fancy dress Halloween Disco held in Óstan Loch Áltan on Sunday Oct 30th. Admission €10; doors open at 8 pm

Sales and renewals of Adult Club+ Card & Season Tickets are now available online at gaa.ie/seasonticket.


AN CLOCHÁN LIATH

B'iad  4, 6, 8 agus 18 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €1700 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.

Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Gerry Sweeney - Fairhill, D McGowan - Dungloe, John O Donnell - Gweedore Road, Katie Carron -Crickamore agus Kevin Gillespie- Mullaghduff.

Club 200 Winners for October were €1000 - Noel McLaughlin, Termon; €500 - Tony Sharkey, St Peters Terrace; €300 - Christina Ward, Loughanure; €100 - Ann Sharkey, St Peters Terrace; €100 - Ronan Brennan, Meenacross.

There are a few remaining entries for the next 11 months of the draw. For more info, contact Aideen Gillen on 0879340706.

The club will host a Child Protection Course this Friday the 14th of October in the clubhouse at 7:30pm.

The U16 Division 1 County Hurling final is due to be played this week with a time and date yet to be confirmed versus St.Eunan’s.


NAOMH PADRAIG (LIFFORD)

The weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 10th October 2016. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 17 and 19. A number of people matched two numbers. Following a draw, the five winners of €20 each were Shane Doherty, Lower Creaghadoos, Declan McCullagh, Ballinabreen, Aodhan Gallen, Lifford, Shay Lindsay, Croaghan Heights and Paul Lynch, Cavanacaw. Next week's Jackpot is €2900.

Sales and renewals of Season Tickets commenced on Monday 10th October.


ST NAUL’S

The boys Under 13 semi-final is scheduled for this Saturday versus Naomh Ultan in Mountcharles.  Game is fixed for 12noon but could change.  Best of luck to Brian and all the boys.  

Hard luck to minors who just lost out by one point to Cloughaneely on Sunday afternoon.  Well done to the entire squad and to Cookie Meehan, John McGroary and Tom Dunlevy.

The senior ladies had a tough game against Convoy on Sunday and came away with another win.

The  Big Dance and Jiving Competition will take place in The Abbey Hotel on October 28th. Music by Kieran McAree.  Open Jiving Competition - enter on the night or contact 086 8330202 to register.   Competition entry fee: €15 per person (includes entrance to dance).  Dance tickets €10.

The monthly meeting will take place on Monday 24th October in the Clubhouse at 9pm.


REALT NA MARA

There was no winner of this week's Bunlotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 6,8,13,17,18.The  €50 winners were Elizabeth Hourihane, East End Bundoran, Rose O Hara, Drumsurn Limavady,  Yvonne Maguire, Drumacrin Bundoran. Next week’s Jackpot will be €4400.

Huge congratulations to all involved with Realt Ruadh who won the Division Two League title at the weekend This is a great achievement for all concerned in their first year playing together.

The U13 girls were defeated by Killybegs in the league on Sunday afternoon.

All roads lead to Convoy next Sunday morning when our U16 girls team play Carndonagh in the Section D County Final. Best of luck to John Olivia Barry and all the girls and we encourage as many people  as possible to travel to support the girls on the day.

Well done to Daniel Branley who has been selected to represent Ireland in the upcoming Masters Compromise Rules Tests against Australia taking place later this month in Galway and Cavan.

The main fundraiser for our underage Gaelic  players the Bord na nOg Social Night will take place on November 11th.


FOUR MASTERS

The coaching academy for 4 to 7 year olds continues this Saturday from 11am to 12:15pm in Tir Conaill Park. Children learn the basics of gaelic football, hurling and camogie in a fun  and safe environment. The academy has been attracting 60 plus children each week. New players and parents always welcome.

Training for boys born in 2010 and 2009 (next year’s U8’s) will take place every Wednesday in October from 5pm to 6pm in the Astroturf at Tir Conaill.

Training for boys born in 2005 (next year’s U12’s) takes place from 6pm to 7:30pm every Wednesday at the Astroturf in Tir Conaill Park.

The U8’s finished up their season recently with a blitz in Ballyshannon and a trip to Bundoran Cinema afterwards. Our three teams played some excellent football on the day winning all their games against Glencar Manorhamilton, Aodh Ruadh, and Derrgonnelly. Well done and thanks goes Ronan Boyle and his coaching team for all their hard work throughout 2016.

The U10’s finished up their season with a blitz up in Termon on Saturday week. They played Termon and Gweedore in a number of games on the day with both teams performing well on the day to win all their games. Thanks goes Odie McBride, Greg Doherty, Georgie O’Flaherty, and Hugh McNamee for all their hard work throughout 2016 with this group of players.

Well done to the U13 boys football team who reached the Divison 1 regional final after defeating Dungloe 4-14 to 2-03 in Tir Conaill Park. The team put in a great performance with all players contributing in an excellent display. They now play Killybegs in the regional final, day and time of this game is yet to be announced.

Well done to our U16 boys football team who defeated Kilcar 5-11 to 2-12 in Mountcharles to reach the Division 1 regional semi final. The team played some great football at times in the first half to open up the Kilcar defence and score a number of goals. They now play Killybegs on Wednesday night at 8pm in Ardara. All support welcome for the lads.

Well done to all our club players involved in the AVS U14 and U16 football teams last week who won all their games. The U14’s recorded a good win away to Carrick with the U16’s winning against Carrick and Glenties. Hard luck to our U16 hurlers who lost out in the championship county semi final to Aodh Ruadh on Thursday night. The lads made a great comeback in the second half, coming back from twelve points down at one stage. They lost by one point in the end up with some having it as a draw. Thanks goes to Mark Sweeney, Donal Carron and all the players for their hard work throughout 2016.

Anyone interested in getting involved with helping out, coaching, managing teams or administration at Bord na nÓg level in 2017 is asked to contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905) as soon as possible.

Our new Primary Schools football league started on Thursday in Tir Conaill. Scoil Aodh Ruadh agus Nuala defeated Gaelscoil na gCeithre Máistrí in the girls game, with the Gaelscoil making a good comeback in the second before losing out narrowly. In the boys section, Gaelscoil Na gCeithre Máistrí defeated Scoil Aodh Ruadh agus Nuala in a great contest with goals proving to be difference in the end up. Thanks goes to John McGlanhey for refereeing both games. The league continues this Thursday from 4pm in Tir Conaill.

Our U13 girls enjoyed mixed fortunes this week.  On Wednesday evening at home we played St Nauls in an exciting local derby.  We started the game excellently leading by a point at halftime thanks to two great goals from Aine Byrne, 3 points from Aine Ward and one from Lucy Monaghan.  We started the second half by racing into a seven point lead with twp goals from Aine Ward. However we then ran out of steam for the remainder of the second half, when St Nauls took control and ran out 5-14 to 5-4 winners.  Only a wonderful individual run from one end of the pitch to the other by Ellen Canavan to score a wonderful goal gave the home crowd anything to cheer in the dying minutes.

On Sunday away to Convoy,  the girls lifted themselves to turn in a great performance.  We started well with a great point from young Aoife Cox,  followed by a well taken goal by the same player.  We led at halftime by 5-1 to 2-3 thanks to goals from Ciara Cox Emma Sweeney Lucy Monaghan & Aoife Cox. Convoy started the second half scoring some lovely points from distance but the Four Masters ship was steadied with a great goal from Shauna Doherty. Scoring goals in this game won the match for us running out 9-3 to 3-10 winners. A wonderful individual tally of 4-2 for Lucy Monaghan.  

The team was led well by captain Aine Byrne with great performances from Caoimhe Cox, Sarah Canny and Ciara Gillespie Cassidy. Overall this was a real team performance with everyone working well together to ensure victory.

Na gCeithre Maistri are delighted to extend this offer to all Club Members who are sitting their Leaving Certificate in 2017. A six week course conversational Irish with a focus on the oral examination
The course commences on Friday 11th November 5:30 – 7:00pm in the  Sláinte Natural Health Centre, New Row, Donegal Town. The fee is €40 for six week course and places are limited.
Registration is in the Abbey Hotel – Reception Friday 28/10/16 at 5:30pm
A follow-on course will be held in January 2017

Football training for boys born in 2009 and 2010 will take place every Wednesday in Tir Conaill Park in October from 5pm to 6pm. New players always welcome

The Four Masters U16 Ladies play Killybegs on Wednesday at 5pm in Tir Conaill Park in the Co Championship semi-final. All support welcome.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,900 in week 13 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 10th October 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Mickey McIntyre, and Michael Cunningham, The Heeneys. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 13 and 20. Congratulation to all winners.


NAOMH CONAILL

There was no winner of this week lotto. The numbers drawn  were 5-16-28-29. The €50 winners were Denise McGuire, Binbane and Sarah Rose McIntyre, Glencolmcille. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,600.

Club 200+ draw number three took place on Tuesday. The winners were €300- Hugh Breslin, Glen Road and the €100 winners were Michael Regan, Mill Road, Mary Boyle, Stracastle, Jimmy McKelvey, Fintown, David Molloy, Nairin Road, Martin Doc Doherty, Nairin Road, Conal Mc Loone snr Glen Rd, Leo Mc Loone jnr Main Street.

Children’s Naomh Conaill summer camp kits are now on sale to order €100 per kit. Kit includes, Jumper, Tracksuit bottoms, T-shirt, Shorts, Socks. Orders can be left in the Inniskeel Coop or with Leo McLoone (jnr)

Congratulations to our minor team on their victory over St Michaels 4-21 to 2-3 last week and they now will go on to play St Eunan’s in the final.


ST EUNAN’S

The Minor boys footballers have qualified for the County Championship Final and a meeting with Naomh Conaill after a good victory over Aodh Ruadh, in Convoy on Saturday.  Evan McCroary scored the goal late in the first half.

A youthful senior travelled to The Bridge on Saturday for a league game and lost to St. Michael’s.

On Sunday we will have two teams contesting finals. At 11am in Termon our U16 girl’s footballers will do battle with Milford for the County A Championship title. Then at 1:45 in Ballybofey our Senior Reserve side will meet Gaoth Dobhair in the Senior B final. Best of luck to both our teams and please try to get out and support at least one team on Sunday.

The junior men will take on Naom Conaill in the Championship on Saturday at 5pm.

Our U16 hurlers will take on Dungloe in their county final.  The U13 boys await results from the Southern area before they will know their semi-final opponents.

The U13 girls have finished second in their group and are now waiting for word on their next game.

Our U13 hurlers season is up and running and they are due to host games this Sunday against Buncrana and Burt in the North West League from 11am.

The minor boy’s are running a Last One Standing competition and we are encouraging all members to support their fundraising efforts.

Thank you to all those that stewarded and helped out last Sunday. We are hosting the Intermediate final replay this Saturday preceded by the relegation playoff match and stewards are again required.

Best wishes to our neighbours, Glenswilly in the Senior Championship final this Sunday.


AODH RUADH

It's a peculiarity of the Aodh Ruadh roll of honour that despite all the championship titles gathered down the year, league titles have been somewhat harder to come by. Peter Gallagher's men went some way to rectifying that anomaly on Saturday when they claimed the Division Three title on Saturday with a 1-23 to 2-11 victory over Naomh Ultan in Dunkineely. With 14 wins out of 16 games and two games of the scheduled league programme still to play.  Naomh Ultan conceded the reserve fixture. The Ballyshannon reserves still have an outside chance of winning the league and their game is down for 1.30pm in Páirc Colmcille on Sunday with the seniors to follow at 3pm.

A poor second half cost Aodh Ruadh dearly in the minor county semi-final on Saturday afternoon. Things were close at the break with St Eunan's only two points ahead, 1-7 to 1-9. Shane McGrath hit 1-4 in the first half, with his goal taking Aodh Ruadh into a lead they held up to six minutes from the break. However St Eunan's hit 1-3 before the turnover to hold the interval advantage. Things unravelled from there and Ballyshannon could only add a Nathan Boyle free in second half added time with the scores finishing 1-8 to 1-15. The Ernesiders lost Ryan and Michael McKenna in the second half, which didn't help matters, but overall they were second best in the second half. We have pictures from the game up onaodhruadh.org.

The Bakery Cup for under 14 and under 12 players will start this Friday, 14th October. All players are to up at the park for 4.30pm sharp. The teams have been selected for this year's competition and are as follows.

SHANE BRADY: Aidan Sweeny, Aaron Neilan, Cillian Meehan, Conor Foy, Damian Weber, Daniel Dolan, Jack Lyons, James Gallagher, James McGinley, Kian Duncan, Kyle McCaffrey, Kyle Murray, Martin McGarrigle, Ryan Daly, Troy Killilea.

EUGENE DOHERTY: Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Calum Ayres, Cian Barden, Conal Bradshaw, Danny Breen, Gerry Warren, Jake Foley, JJ Doran, Kenzie Ayres, Mitch McLaughlin, Oisin Daly, Pauric Daly, Shane Delahunty, Shane Duffy.

MARK McGLYNN: Aaron Cullen, Calum Doherty-Craig, Cian Hunter, David Doherty, Drew Ryan, Harry Howarth, Jack Gallagher, Lorc Mag Fhionnghaile, Nathan Kelly, Oisin McGlinchy, Robbie Murphy, Ryan Keenaghan, Séimí Campbell, Shane McGloin.

SENAN ROONEY: Aonghus Sweeny, Cian McKenna, Cian Rooney, Colm McGloin, Daire Gallagher, Daire Warren, Darragh Flood-Dolan, David Roper, Declan Breslin, Eoghan Kelly, Fionn Gallagher, Frankie McGinley, Matt Gillespie, Michael Doogan.

 

The Aodh Ruadh u13s campaign came to an end on Saturday afternoon with a 5-17 to 5-7 extra-time defeat against Killybegs in Fintra. It's a game which left a few what ifs hanging in the air. What if Ryan Keenaghan hadn't been dismissed for an innocuous challenge 15 minutes in? What if the game had gone to the expected replay rather than extra-time? Nevertheless Aodh Ruadh showed great fighting spirit and can be proud of their efforts. The hosts were fastest out of the blocks and their good start was boosted when Ryan Keenaghan got the line. Danny Breen hit an early goal, but it was the Fishermen who lead at the break 3-7 to 2-3. Aodh Ruadh came out all guns blazing in the second half and made light of their numerical disadvantage as they ate through the deficit. The introduction of Kyle McCaffrey and Jake Foley proved crucial. McCaffrey got on the ball in midfield and sent in good possession to Foley who hit 1-1 as Aodh Ruadh tied things up, sending the game to a replay, or so they thought. It transpired that wasn't to be the case and the Ernesiders second-half exertions left them with nothing more to give in extra-time as Killybegs progressed to the Southern final. Aodh Ruadh were really outstanding in the second-half and Colm McGloin and Matthew Gillespie were to the fore in a magnificent defensive effort right throughout. Aaron Neilan and Calum Doherty Craig worked tirelessly in midfield whilst Danny Breen and Cian Rooney gave it everything up front. A tough way to end the season, but this is a group of players with plenty of big days still ahead of them. Many thanks to the management and mentors for their work with the team.

 

The under 8 indoor Gaelic football league commenced last Friday in the New Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille with great numbers. The league table after week one could hardly be more evenly poised. The Lions lead the way with seven points with the Pumas, Panthers and Jaguars all tied on five points, and the Tigers on four points - just one win from top spot. It plays to a conclusion this Friday 14th October from 6pm to 8pm. Because we will be in the hall for two hours there will be a charge of €4 per head to cover the cost of the hall. Medals and trophies presented afterwards to all players. We will need volunteers, parents or guardians to take one of the five teams competing. Advance notice of the indoor leagues for the under 10s and under 12s. The under 10 indoor league will be staged in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 8pm on Fridays 21st and 28th October, while the under 12 indoor league will run Fridays 4th and 11th November in the same time slots.

 

There will be a Bord na nÓg meeting on Wednesday 19th October at 8.30pm to consider the underage structure and management for the 2017 season. We are going well at underage level, but we value and need the input of fresh thinking and energy. If you would like to get involved in any way, shape or form we would love to see you on Wednesday 19th October. We will also be making plans for our end of year presentation evening at this meeting. Underage managers are reminded to return their reports for the season to Lisa McTernan at their earliest convenience ahead of the Bord na nÓg AGM.

There have been some great performances from Aodh Ruadh underage hurling teams over the years and last Thursday's under 16 Division Two semi-final certainly was up there with the best of them. We made the short trip to Tir Chonaill Park to take on a strong Four Masters team who had already beaten us easily in two league games this season. However they met a different Aodh Ruadh team on Thursday evening. The lads were full of belief and determined to give it everything on the night. As has been the case all season we were missing a couple of players due to injury and had just 14 players. We got off to a great start on a perfect evening for hurling and got four first half goals to see us lead at half-time by 4-5 to 0-5. Our lads knew that Four Masters would come back strong in the second half and they certainly did, but credit to our lads they fought for every ball showing fierce determination and a never-say-die attitude. It was the Donegal Town lads turn to hit the net this half and they managed it four times, but we did just enough to hold on and won a brilliant game by the narrowest of margins, 4-10 to 4-9. This very young squad deserve great credit for making this championship final. On a number of occasions this season we only had 11 or 12 players for games facing strong opposition, but the lads always fielded and did their best and showed up week after week. On Thursday we got our reward by winning our place in the county final where we again face a stiff challenge in the form of Letterkenny Gaels. A number of years ago the Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee presented a cup to the Hurling Board, the Pat Butler Cup in memory of the late Pat who was a tireless worker for underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh and Donegal. This is the cup the lads will be battling to win in the final. The decider is due to take place on Thursday evening with the time and venue to be confirmed. Last Thursday our loyal parents certainly played their part in this great win, they gave great support to the lads on the night and all season. The management really appreciate this support and hopefully everyone's hard work will pay off in the final.

Well done to the Realt Ruadh senior ladies representing Aodh Ruadh and Realt na Mara clubs on winning Division Two and promotion to Division One on Sunday.

 

The under 16 girls have a challenge match away against Bundoran this Wednesday at 6pm, all players to be at Gaelic Park for 5.15pm. We still await a fixture for the under 16's division 2 county semi-final against Urris. We will post details on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page as soon as we have them.

 

The under 13 girls wrapped up the round robin stages of their league programme with a good win over Robert Emmet's in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday morning. It was an excellent team display. Defensively Orla Keon, Niamh Hughes, Grainne Maguire and Hannah Gallagher were very strong and used the ball well. It was a good display up front too. Katie McMullin showed great spirit with Emer O'Brien, Clodagh O'Connor, Caoimhe Hughes O'Brien, Laoise Kelly, Cara Davitt and Lucy Gallagher all making good contributions too. There is training this Wednesday at 6pm. The girls have been drawn to face Termon away in the quarter-finals of the A Championship, with the winners of that game playing Killybegs in the county semi-final in Fintra. We will have full fixture details in due course.

A mental fitness and well-being workshop for sports clubs is being held at the Central Hotel, Donegal town on Wednesday, 14 October at 7.30pm. This workshop is aimed at players, athletes and coaches from local sports clubs and will describe the State of Mind Ireland campaign which promotes mental fitness. The workshop will include an introduction to the State of Mind Ireland Programme and an interactive discussion on mental fitness, exercise and Take Five - Five ways to well-being. The session will close with a brief introduction to mindfulness based practice along with suggested additional resources. For more details check outwww.connectmentalhealth.ie/session/state-of-mind-ireland-mental-fitness-wellbeing/

Tickets are on sale now for the National Club Draw priced €10.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,600. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 9, 15, 16, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Vivienne McCabe, Ballyshannon; Teresa Campbell, Ballyshannon; Mary McElwaine, Cashelard; Barney Cullen, Cluain Barron; and Jimmy McGowan, Woodview, Kinlough. Next draw is in Pat's Bar with a jackpot of €6,700 on Sunday at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available in the following outlets: Seán Óg's, The Market House, Dicey Reilly's, The  Limit, Pat's Bar, The Bridgend, Owen  Roe's, Fin McCool's, The Lantern, McGinley's, Pearse O'Neill's, McCosker's Centra and Kernan's Spar and at the weekly and weekly bingo in the Abbey Centre.

ST MICHAEL’S

The seniors had a good victory over St. Eunan’s on Saturday evening in a very entertaining game.

The St. Michael’s scorers were: Brian McLaughlin 2-3, Christy Toye 1-3, Ciaran Gallagher 1-0, Keelan McGee 0-3, Andrew Kelly 0-2 and Daniel McLaughlin 0-1.

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.  The numbers drawn were 4,5,10,12,14,20.  The Match 5 Winners were Mark Langan, Gortnalake, Creeslough and Mary Sharkey, Moyra, Falcarragh who won €50 each. This weeks jackpot will be €2050.

Sales and renewals will commence for Season Tickets on Monday 10th October.

Congratulations to  Naomh Micheál members Kyle Mc Garvey, Carlos O’Reilly, Conor Hanna and Michael Dolan on being part of the Dunfanaghy Golf Club team that won the County Championship yesterday at Letterkenny Golf Club.

KILLYBEGS

There is a club meeting on Thursday the 13th of October at 8.30pm in Club rooms, Fintra.

KILOTTO

This week's Kilotto numbers were 18,23,29,30 There was no Jackpot winner.  Next weeks Jackpot is €7,850. There were two match 3 winners, Claire Boyle, Harbour View, Arlene O’Neill, Letterkenny.

ST MARY’S (CONVOY)

Thanks to everyone who came to take part in Scor on Monday Night

A coaching course will take place this weekend at St Mary’s pitch we are asking for more help with our underage teams so if you would like to do this course Contact Mairead 0872140060 ASAP

This course involves doing child protection on the Friday evening 7-9.30 and Sat Morning  Coaching 9-3 approx.

St Mary’s hosted a successful Mental Health talk with Jigsaw in attendance again thanks to all who attended

Most teams have now finished up for the year so enjoy your rest thanks to all who helped out with the Ladies team this year .

We still have some underage teams still playing  with ouR u13 boys playing in a shield final this Friday at home. And our u16 boys are in shield semi check pg for details.

It is that time of year again where we need some notes for the GAA year book so if managers would do a small piece on their teams and send it to Mairead.


NA ROSSA

The clubs grand prize draw takes place this Friday. Tickets can still be bought locally from any committee member.

The club's committee would like to thank all those who bought tickets and a very big thanks to the ticket sellers who generously gave up their time . A full list of winners and sponsors will be posted here next week.

The under 21s lost out to Naomh Colm Cille in last weekends quarter final replay.The Lotto  numbers for  this week  were 17,19,23 and 24. Their was no Jackpot  winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive €50 Alan  Gillespie, Toome and  Kevin  Melly,Toome .  Next week's Jackpot now stands at  €2050


RED HUGH’S

The lotto numbers drawn were 1,3,2,4,6,5,7,8. One winner matched three numbers well done to Sarah Ewing, Dromore €50. Next week’s jackpot is €1,975

This weeks winner of the 100+ Club was number 113 Annie McMenamin Lismullaghduff €100

The junior strictly come dancing will take place in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Friday the 21st of October.  The doors are opening at 7:30pm and show starting at 8pm.This is a Night not to be missed. Thirteen young couples will battle it out to see who will be King and Queen of the dance floor. Tickets now on sale in Bradley's shop or from any of the dancers. Under 16 Tickets €6 Adult Tickets €15

The girls played their quarter final on Wednesday evening. The girls played some outstanding football this even from the blow of the first whistle to the final whistle. The girls played their hearts out and never gave up. Fantastic team work and determination from these great bunch of girls, they did themselves and their club proud tonight. Unfortunately didn't go our way after being ahead by five points at halftime. It's been great pleasure working with these girls all year, keep it going some great skill football shown tonight. Final score 5-13-5-08, The team was; Allannah McMenamin, Kate Carlin, Nicola Callaghan , Allannah Sweeney, Kaseey Thorpe Beasley, Caitlin Geary, Maddison White, Tori O’Hagon (3-1), Eimear Gallagher (1-2), Aimee Callaghan (0-2), Truda McDaid (0-2),Karen Gallen, Aine Gallagher, Eadoin Whyte (1-1),Elin Gallen O’Dwyer, Chloe Coyle.

The launch of Donal Reid’s new book ‘Confessions of a Gaelic Footballer’ will take place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, 22nd October at 8pm.


NA DUNAIBH

Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná  1 ,11,17 agus 23. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí trí uimhir acu seo a leanas:  Mag Bn Mhic Giolla Bhríde, Ceann na Leargaí, Deaghlán Ó Dorraidhian, Fánaid, Seán Ó Colla, Carraic, Eibhlín NicLaifeartaigh, Droim Righin, Sinead Nic Laifeartaigh, an tArd Bán, Don Mac Laifeartaigh, 12 Páirc na Maoil Ruaidhe, Peadar Ó Flaitheartaigh,3 Radharc na Cille, Róisín Ní Chléirigh, Doire Chonaire.  Fuair siad €20 an duine. Dónal Mac Rodaigh a fuair an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus  Óstán na Trá a fuair duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt oíche Luain seo chugainn i dTeach Leanna Uí Luodhóg i gCreamhghort. €10,000 atá sa phota óir.

Lá stairiúil agus lá bródúil do phobal Ros Goill Dé Domhnaigh is chuaigh thart nuair a d’éirigh leo dhá chraobh a thabhairt ‘na bhaile leo as Páirc Uí Dhomhnaill i Leitir Ceanainn. Comhghairdeachas mór  leis na foirne Sóisir agus lena gcuid foirne bainistíochta  a raibh an bhuaidh acu i gCraobh Sóisir A agus B na Contae ar Pháirc Uí Dhomhnaill.  A terrific day for the club and for the whole community. A big thank you to all  our loyal supporters who turned up in large numbers to support the teams. The Junior B team were well on top against Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn for most of the game while the Junior A team faced a stiff challenge from  a very determined  Muff  team and gave their supporters some nervous moments. But our lads showed great patience and resilience and came through  this very tough encounter in the final minutes. We can look forward now to their participation in the Ulster Junior Club Championship. Maith sibh go léir.

A big congratulations also to our U-16 girls and also their management team who have qualified for the county final after their hard earned victory over Malin on Saturday afternoon. They will meet the winners of Killybegs/ Four Masters in the final. Maith sibh a ghirseachaí.

Comhghairdeachas  fosta leis na girseachaí Faoi—13 a raibh buaidh mhaith acu in éadan Bhun Cranncha. Tá siad anois ar bharr  an ghrúpa agus fríd go dtí na babhtaí deireanacha. Dul chun cinn iontach a dhéanamh ag na girseachaí sa chumann agus caithfear an-mholadh agus  ár mbuíochas a chur in iúl do na foirne bainistíochta atá ag déanamh sár obair.


NAOMH BRID

There was no overall winner of this week’s lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at £2850. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10, 14, 23. The £25 winners were Thalia Walsh, Kathleen Chester, Ash Anderson, Lorraine Kane. The next draw will take place in the Seven Arches, Laghey, on the 17th October.

Naomh Brid are celebrating their 40th year. The club have just completed a whole new drainage system and new playing surface on main playing pitch will greatly enhance playing conditions. Like all progress finance is a necessity and end that, the club are running the GAA DRAW with a CAR as the star Prize. Tickets are priced at an acceptable £10 and available now from our club volunteers.

Naomh Brid/ Pettigo Minors are due to play Malin in the Minor Division three championship semi final, at 12 noon on Sunday.


GAEIL FHANADA

Last week’s lotto numbers were 02, 04, 08, 15, 16. bonus 16. The  €100 winner was Frances McClure, Kerrykeel, the €50 went to Patrick Heraghty, Ballymagowan . Next weeks jackpot €750.

The intermediate reserve team qualified for the Intermediate Reserve final following last Saturday’s semi-final win over Milford.  Gaeil Fhánada won by a point.


LETTERKENNY GAELS

It was a disappointing weekend for  our senior footballers and Junior B team when both were defeated in their respective matches. On Saturday evening the senior lads were defeated by the minimum away to Fanad Gaels and on Sunday the Junior B team lost out to Downings.

Despite losing the lads should be proud of making the final and hopefully will be back stronger next year.  

All managers are requested to keep in mind that text for the Donegal GAA Yearbook will be required in the coming weeks. Please forward to pro.letterkennygaels.donegal@gaa.ie


Letterkenny Gaels thespians have been busy at work over the last number of months preparing for the upcoming comedy 'It's The Real McCoy' which will be presented at the Club House in mid October.

Tickets are now on sale from Areana 7, Swilly Drive, Sweeneys Spar, Ballyraine, Murray's Pharmacy, Ramelton, Committee Members or by calling 087 1332680. Given the success of last years show we would advise early purchase of tickets. Please see club Facebook & Webpage for dates and further information.


Bígí pairteach i gcuriarracht domhanda chun Gaeilge a labhairt ar feadh 8 lá gan stad!

Conradh na Gaeilge's Comhrá 16 is happening soon. Come to the Clubhouse this Saturday from 12 - 1pm to help us break a world record for speaking Irish! Over 100 groups speaking Irish over 170 hours all around the world. Beidh craic, comhrá agus cupan tae ar fáil!

Well done and thanks to our Camogs who took part in the Donegal Camogie Car Wash fundraiser which took place last weekend.

MOVILLE

On Friday night the club enjoyed a excellent night of football as two titles came back the to club. First up was our u13s boys who got the first trophy of the evening in the bag when they defeated a very good Naomh Colmcille in Muff to claim the northern board division three title.

The attention then switched to the Carrick field where it was the turn of the u16s boys to play their Inishowen u16 league final against rivals Muff. Going on previous encounters from earlier in the season Muff would have started the game as hot favourites but the Moville lads wanted to have the final say of the season finale. After a tight and intense first half and with Moville missing numerous chances to keep the scoreboard ticking over it was Muff who went in at the break with a two point lead leading six points to four. Moville started the second half superbly and got the first score of the half. Muff then scored their only point of the second half before moville rattled off three unanswered points to claim the title by the slimmest of margins. The lads played their heart out and showed all their capabilities to be challenging at a high level and maybe in the years ahead this will be the first of many titles they will claim. Well done lads a fantastic end to the season.

The success for the players at the club just didn't come on the pitch but also off the pitch with Geraldine Harkin being nominated in the Gaelic life team of the week. Well done Geraldine. Both Ciara and Niamh Hegarty have been nominated for the TG4 2016 All Star awards. A nomination truly deserved for both talented footballers and everyone at the club wishes both the girls the best of luck on the night and are super proud of you both.

This weekend the attention and focus turns to both our senior men and ladies, first up is the senior men whose last rearranged league match against Convoy is fixed for Saturday with a 3pm throw in. On Sunday the senior ladies travel to Augher in County Tyrone as they take on the Tyrone county champions St McCartans in the Ulster senior ladies semi final with throw in at 2pm.

The lotto numbers drawn last week were 7, 12, 16, 18. The jackpot was not won. The €50 winner was Seamus Noone. Next weeks jackpot €8,700.

The 9th of December has been pencilled in for the night of our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle Hotel.  And as part of our 20 years celebration we propose to have a running slide show at the dinner dance of photos reflecting the successes and development of the club since entering senior football in 1996. If anyone has any old photos of any significance can they loan them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately . contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.


IORRAS

Well done to our senior men who beat Buncrana on Saturday night in the league.

Good luck to club referee Sean Paul Doherty who will take charge of the Senior B Championship final clash between St Eunan’s and Gaoth Dobhair this Sunday, in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey.

The MATCH "N" WIN jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 13, 22.The  €15 winners Eanna Doherty (Larkin), Cross;  Niamh Porter, Glasmullan, Niall Doherty (Davis), C/o Square Bar., Mary Devlin, Boharna, John Paul Doherty, Magheramore. The jackpot next week is €2,020.


SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S

The senior hurlers added another memorable day to their terrific year with a victory over Down side Liatroim in Maghera in the semi-final of the Ulster Junior Hurling Club Championship on Sunday. The lads rose from the dead with just under two minutes to go to clinch their spot and to fly the flag for Donegal in the Ulster Hurling club championship final scheduled in two weeks. Our final opponents have yet to be determined and the game is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd of October.

The players and management would like to thank the community at large who sent well wishes on reaching the Ulster final. It means a lot to the players and management to have such support at games and at home.  If at all possible please help with putting a white and green flag or two and some bunting or other creative ideas up on the homes and businesses around the Twin Towns for the next two weeks.

Congratulations to all 47 players who finished the U8 season on Saturday morning in glorious sunshine at MacCumhaill Park when the annual Flower-shop blitz, kindly sponsored by Enda Bogle, brought the curtain down on a long season which started in late February. The players were divided up into 6 teams and every player performed heroically in the battle to become overall winners. The players were all delighted to receive their Certificates and Medals from Donegal stars Neil Gallagher, Rory Kavanagh and our own Martin O’Reilly and the club would like to express our sincerest thanks to all three for giving up their time to come along and support the kids this morning. Special thanks to Pat McNulty, Shane Duffy and Shane McNulty who refereed today and to Noel Doherty, Paddy Kelly, Michael Patton and all the other members who refereed U8 blitzes during the year.

Thanks also to Charlie Ferry in Supervalu for his support during the year and all the Ladies who have helped with the teas and the coaches who have worked with the kids all year. Hopefully the kids will keep practicing for the next few weeks at home, until training starts up again.

Our under-16 boys overcame Downings on Friday night in Mac Cumhaill Park.

Our Under-16 girls lost their semi-final in Termon on Saturday night on a score line of 2-14 to 1-3.

Our U13 Girls played away to Ardara in their last game of the group stages today. Ardara started the game strongly but the MacCumhaill's girls defended resolutely and limited the hosts to a couple of points in the opening quarter. The Twin Town ladies found their rhythm in the second quarter and had the majority of the possession but failed to turn the upper hand into scores. Ardara pressed hard again in the third quarter and pocketed a brace of goals and took some lovely long range points. MacCumhaill's girls fought back in the final period with a goal and three nicely taken points but fell short against a strong and experienced Ardara side. Our girls have improved in every game and let's hope that they can continue on the upward curve as their next outing will be in the quarter final stages. Thanks to Ardara for the sporting contest and the hospitality after the game.

The club will soon be taking orders for our new club range from O’Neills. The range includes a polo shirt, t-shirt, hoody, side zip and half zip training top, tracksuit bottoms, windcheater, jacket, shorts and the option of 2 different bags. O’Neills are in the process of streamlining their current designs and therefore a number of new items may possibly be added in the New Year. We propose to hold 2 order nights and possibly a Saturday morning whereby anyone interested in purchasing gear can come in, try on samples of each item, place an order and pay for it and the club will take delivery. The rates when purchasing via the club will be very competitive. We are anticipating that the sample pieces will be here in approximately 2 weeks. There is a graphic available on the club website and Facebook page and please let anyone you know interested aware of this.  There will be further details to follow in the coming week.

The Bingo takes place in Jackson’s Hotel for the next two Sunday nights with an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All are very welcome.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 and 19. There were three match three winners: Pete Byrne, Dergfield House, Donegal Road and Donal Kelly, Dooballagh, Letterkenny,  who receive €50 each. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000. Barry Dowd’s team is selling this week.


GLENSWILLY

It's just a few days to the senior championship final as the club prepare to do battle with Kilcar in a bid to claim the Dr Maguire once more. The lads, including the management and backroom team have put in a huge effort this season to get to Sunday's final, throw-in at MacCumhaill Park. We would like to urge people to get their colours out for the big day and get behind our boys. Flags, bunting, car flags etc are all available from the club treasurer Bryan Faul.

Club gear is avialble in Michael Murphy Sports. Only the lads can change things ion the pitch but we can certainly help them on the terraces.

Good luck to the U10s team who are playing at half team in county final.

Adult tickets for the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal Senior Football Championship Finals are now available to purchase in your local Supervalu or Centra store. Pre Purchase price is €13 (Matchday €15) To avoid queues on matchday please Pre Purchase your ticket. Congrats to the third team who won their MM Sports Senior Championship semi-final against MacCumhaills at MacCumhaill Park.

The winner of last week's lotto was Dermot Hannigan of Letterkenny. The winning numbers were 7,11,15 and 23. Lottos are available in all local outlets.

Our U16 girls are through to an U16A final for the first time since the club was formed after a very exciting match against Naomh Conaill. Despite being reduced to 14 players twice in the game the girls showed guts, heart, determination and skill to win on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-4.Their reward is a county final next weekend.  against St Eunan’s and it is no more than they deserve for the effort they have put in all season. Details of the final will be announced during the week.

This weeks lotto numbers were 9-14-15-16. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Hugo McFadden, Peter & Patricia Orsi, and Patrick Kerr. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,300.


TERMON

The Reserves played Glenswilly on Saturday last in their penultimate league fixture, and the seniors are due to play Glenswilly on Sunday 23rd October away in Glenswilly.

As teams draw to the end of their playing seasons, could each manager please return the first aid bag for that team to Don Gallagher at their earliest convenience, for replenishment for 2017.

Our minor girls await news of the county final after their victory over Sean Mac Cumhaills last Saturday at the Burn Road. The final result was An Tearmann 2-15, Sean MacCumhaills 1-2. Well done girls.

Congratulations to our under 16 boys who defeated Milford on a scoreline of 5-10 to 2-7 at the Burn Road on Tuesday evening in the NRB quarter final. Details of semi-final awaited.

McClaffertys in Church Hill hosted the lotto draw last weekend. There was no jackpot or Match 3 winner, open draw winners were Daniel Conaghan and Mary O’Donnell c/o Bingo. Next week’s draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn, with Conor Tinney and Kevin McElwaine co-ordinating, and the jackpot has risen to €2,450.