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AN CLOCHAN LIATH: Ba iad 2, 10, 18 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Dr. D. Bonar Millersfield, Eugene O’Donnell Main Street, Enda Bonner Gweedore Road, Paul O’Donnell 12 Ard Croine agus Marie Sharkey Mullaghderg.
Bhain Brid McDevitt as Braade, Kitty Patterson as Annagry, Mary McGee as Meenmore, Marian Sweeney as Sheskinarone agus Maeve Gillespie as Mullaghduff €100. ag an bhingo.
AODH RUADH: Aodh Ruadh went for their third game undefeated last Saturday, but more importantly they took two points out of Urris with a 2-13 to 0-16 victory.
And they had to do it the hard way, coming from behind against determined opposition on home turf. Eamonn McGrath got Ballyshannon’s opening goal in the first half. The Ernesiders put together a slick passing move which McGrath was probably as surprised as anyone else to find himself on the end of. Nevertheless the Carrickboy Kid showed himself to be quick on the draw to palm past the onrushing Urris net minder. Urris weren’t fazed though and Aodh Ruadh found themselves three points down after 15 minutes of the second half, with the visitors desperately looking for a response. It came when a Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward was pulled down for a converted penalty which was followed by two quick points, all by Diarmuid McInerney swung the game back in Ballyshannon’s favour. There was a tense four minutes of injury time, but Aodh Ruadh held on for the win.
It was one of Aodh Ruadh’s best performances this year. Diarmuid McInerney with 1-6 really showed his finishing quality, particularly with that sweetly placed penalty. Defensively there was a lot of hard graft got through by Ronan Drummond and he will be well pleased with his shift, as will Michael Dolan who hit a point from half back. When Aodh Ruadh needed possession in the second half James O’Donnell went on a golden streak of fetching and that was matched by Sticky Ward’s performance in the attack.
The reserves fielded a very young team for their trip to Urris. That proved an asset in the first half as Aodh Ruadh played well to go in leading by a point. Despite playing into a slight breeze the homesters rallied in the second half though, and ran out 2-12 to 2-9 victors. Daniel Kelly built on a fine performance with the minors the previous night to turn in another solid 60 minutes between the sticks. Aidan Murray and Darren Gethins were very strong in the middle of the field for the visitors, while another central player, Damien Cleary, bagged a well-taken goal. Up front David McGurrin was the most dangerous of the attackers, hitting 1-3, and it was good to see brother Ronan back in action and firing over a trademark point. There was no indication of Aodh Ruadh’s opposition this weekend at the time of mailing. Watch addendums for further details.
The minors had to travel to Lifford (Distance from Letterkenny: 15 miles; Distance from Ballyshannon: 45 miles) to take on Saint Eunan’s last Friday in the county league semi-final, proving that partial fixture setting is not a speciality reserved for the hurling authorities. Aodh Ruadh however travelled with considerable appetite for the fight and delivered an excellent team performance which was good enough for a draw in an extremely hard fought game. There was never more than two points in the game and at half time it was the Ernesiders who held the advantage, leading by a point. The main event in the second half was the dismissal of Michael McNeely, sent off in error after a melee heading into the final quarter. Saint Eunan’s took advantage of the situation to open a two point gap, but Ballyshannon got the bit between their teeth and clawed back the gap. The last kick of the game fell to Ryan Granaghan and he coolly slotted his 40 metre effort over the bar to leave the sides level at 0-11 apiece and send the semi-final to a replay. That replay currently looks like it will take place on Friday 21st September.
The under 13s took another heavy defeat last Friday, this one a 1-8 to 7-14 loss against Four Masters in Father Tierney Park. The next assignment for the team is the trip to Dungloe this Friday. Throw in for that game is 6.30pm.
There will be no under 8 training this Friday. The closing action of the under 8 season sees Erne Gaels visiting Father Tierney Park for a blitz. The first games throw in at 11am and players are asked to be up at the park for 10.30am. Parents/guardians should also supply a loaf of sandwiches or similar to help with the post match refreshments in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All help with the catering on the day would be much appreciated. Following this blitz under 8 and under 6 training goes on a break until Friday 19th October, when we commence our indoor training programme.
On Thursday last Aodh Ruadh under 12 and under 16 hurlers contested county finals. First up were the under 12s who faced MacCumhaill’s in the Under 12 B final at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The Twin Towns men got off to a great start with a goal in the opening minutes. Aodh Ruadh soon got up to the pace of the game and matched the bigger MacCumhaill’s men in every sector. Both defences were on top and scores were at a premium. A low scoring affair ended level 1-3 apiece. The game was now set for extra time both teams battled to get the winning scores, but as in normal time the backs for both teams played very well. MacCumhaill’s scored what they thought was the winning point, but Aodh Ruadh fought back and leveled the game at 1-4 apiece. A draw was a fair result as both teams put on a great display of hurling. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. The replay takes place this Thursday again in MacCumhaill Park with a 6.30pm throw in.
Meanwhile in O’Donnell Park the eagerly awaited under 16 league final between the holders Aodh Ruadh and their arch rivals Buncrana was taking place. The weather conditions were more suited to a November evening with a steady heavy drizzle falling throughout the game. Buncrana got off to a great start with two goals in the first 10 minutes. Aodh Ruadh slowly got into the game and proved to be a match for the Buncrana men scoring 2 goals, a tough low scoring encounter finished at half time Buncrana 2-2 Aodh Ruadh 2-0. Buncrana were physically stronger and fitter than Aodh Ruadh who battled hard throughout the second half and entering the last 10 minutes there was only one point between the teams. The exertions of the first half took its toll on Aodh Ruadh and Buncrana finished very strongly to capture their first time county title at this age on a scoreline of 4-8 to 3-2. The under 16 championship starts this Thursday and the under 16’s are at home to Setanta with a 6.30pm throw in.
On Sunday our under 8s travelled to Letterkenny Gaels to take part in an all-county blitz and acquitted themselves very well. They had a great day of hurling and all the panel played their hearts out. They were victorious against Burt and Saint Eunan’s, drew with Carndonagh and Letterkenny Gaels and lost to Four Masters and Saint Eunan’s. It was a great days hurling for our youngest team and many thanks to all the parents who drove to Letterkenny and brought the team. This was much appreciated by all involved in juvenile hurling in the club.
The under 16 girls traveled to Annagry last Tuesday evening where they took on the force of Naomh Mhuire. In what was a tightly contested game, the girls were unlucky to be defeated on a scoreline of 5-5 to 4-3. The girls next outing will be this Friday evening against Glenfin, however the time and venue have yet to be confirmed.~
Once again Aodh Ruadh and Ballyshannon Musical Society are hooking up to bring you a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza. Many of you will remember the great night we had last year in the Great Northern and the wonderful dancing we were treated to. We are now looking to find the new dancing stars of Ballyshannon. If you might be interested please give Emma Gaughan a call or text on 0863039610.
CLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA: Chríochnaigh an cluiche sinsear in éadan Málainn ar chomh scór Dé Domhnaigh seo caite ccf 0 10 Málainn 0 10, Denis Boyle 05, Eugene Maguire 01, Sean Maguire 01,Sean Mc Garvey 01, Kevin Mulhern 02. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta CCF 2 15 Málainn 2 05.
Bhí droch ádh ar mná Chloich Cheann Fhaola tráthnóna Dé Sathairn nuair a chaill siad in éadan ard a Ratha le seacht phointe sa chraobh idirmhéanach.Eibhlín Mc Ginley 01, karen Feeney 02, Róisín Ní Chuireáin 1 02, Laura Gallagher1 01,
Ba mhaith linne sa choiste agus baill an chlub chomhbhrón a dheanamh le John,Cáitlín agus a gclann ar bás a íníon Áine an tseachtain seo caite. Ar dhéis lamh Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.
The minors are through to the northern championship final which may be played this weekend please check fixtures for details. The minors will play in the country league final will be played shortly.
ERNE GAELS: There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot.
The Numbers Drawn were 6, 10,21,26. The Lucky Dip Winners were, Sean Barry, Aimee Freeburn and Marian Daly.
Next weeks Draw Will be £1,250 and will take place in Hotel Carlton.
Our U-16 Boys are through to the League final on Saturday in Brewster Park. The Senior Team were defeated by Tempo in the Semi Final of Championship on Sunday evening 1-11 to 1-04.
The U16 Team travelled to Bruster Park Enniskillen to play Roslea in the Championship on Wednesday night last Unfortunately they were defeated by five points on the night.
On Friday Evening they travelled to Roslea to play a scheduled League Fixture which they came home with a nine-point win
Congratulations to this very young team who were scheduled to play two very tough games in one week and have now eeached the league final on Saturday.
The U-12 Boys defeated Coa in their first home fixture in their Division. Their next fixture is at home to Roslea this Saturday at 4pm
The Draw for All Ireland Tickets will take place at the Lotto Draw in Hotel Carlton on Next Sunday Night. Only Fully Paid Up Members can be put forward for Draw (£20).
All Names must be with Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer on or before Friday. The First Members Drawn for Tickets must be available to go to All-Ireland if not the ticket will go to the Stand by Member Drawn on the Night.
FOUR MASTERS: The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 09 were Phil Conway, c/o Conway’s Newsagents and Garry Martin, Clar. The numbers drawn were 13, 14, 22 & 23 with the jackpot now standing at €2,000.
Members are urged to take some more books of tickets in the All-Ireland Football Final Fundraising Draw which are available from Sean Dunnion or Paul Timoney.
The Under 13’s started their league on Wednesday week last with a good win over Dungloe on a scoreline of 3.18 to 4.05. The boys played two away games last weekend against Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Mhuire. Aodh Ruadh on Friday night saw an excellent team performance winning well by 3.08 to 9.15.
A long trip to Annagry on Saturday morning was followed by a close game with both teams giving everything. The lads showed great battling qualities to come through with a win of 2.06 to 4.11. The team now play Naomh Conaill this Friday (September 14th) in Glenties with a throw-in of 6.30 pm.
GLEANN FHINNE: There was no winner of last weeks lotto ,the numbers drawn were 1,8.5.6,4,7,3,2. The jackpot now stands at E1700, the captain for next week is Kathleen Mc Glynn. The u/8s and u/10 challenge games against Malin last Saturday had to be cancelled, the u/13s recorded their second win in a row when they defeated Robert Emmetts on Friday evening, they now must travel to take on Naomh Padraig Muff next Friday, throw in is at 6.30pm.
Our u/15s were well beaten by Gaoth Dobhair in the semi final of the championship last Sunday morning in Maghergallon. The minors could possibly be out this weekend against Letterkenny Gaels in the championship quarter final depending on adult fixtures.
The u/13 girls had good wins over Sean MacCumhaill’s and Robert Emmetts recently and are due to play Red Hughs on Wednesday at home at 6pm, the u/16 girls lost at home to Naomh Mhuire last week,and have one game left away to Aodh Rhua Ballyshannon.
The Third team qualified for the Junior B semi-finals with an eight-point win against Downings in O’Donnell Park last Saturday, while the seniors and reserves had no game last weekend.
With results going our way it is back in our own hands if we are to qualify for a promotion play-off. The senior ladies were well beaten by Termon in the county semi final last Sunday in Killygordon,the club would like to wish Breda McGinty a speedy recovery.
This year’s Airtricity walk will take place on Sunday, October 7, sponsorship cards are now available, the county semi final of Scor na nOg will be held in Glenfin hall on Friday, October 19. It was great to see so many young Donegal supporters in MacCumhaill at the open training session last Saturday morning. The players and management were very patient and everyone was given a opportunity to get autographs and jerseys signed.
GLENSWILLY: The lotto numbers were 8,14,15 and 23, and match 3 winner was Manus McFadden Trankeel, next weeks jackpot is €1,180 and sellers are Thomas Simmons and Michael McHugh.
Applications for tickets for All Ireland Final have now closed. All applicants will be contacted by end of this week regarding their application. Draw Tickets are still available from the treasurers for the Training Fund draw. Thanks to the club members who have been decorating the area in the past few days, keep up the good work!
The Under 15 boys were beaten in the Championship on Sunday morning by Fanad Gaels. The Under 13 boys will play St Eunan’s on Friday evening in Glenswilly at 6.30. The Under 10’s will travel to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday morning. More details from team manager.
A large number of items of clothing have been left behind in the dressing rooms over the Summer months. These items will be left for inspection during training times over the next week and if not claimed by Friday 21st September will be discarded.
Following the success of the Glenswilly 5K in June, Glenswilly NS in conjunction with LAC will hold another 5k on Friday 28th September. Anyone available to help please contact Eddie Crawford or Eunan McBride.
KILCAR: As the demand for tickets at CLG Chill Chartha has exceeded supply, we will not be in a position to cater for everybody. Adult members will take priority and those fortunate enough to get a ticket will be contacted regarding distribution. Tickets must be paid for in full and under no circumstances will tickets be given out without payment. Club officers will not be accepting any further queries on this matter. The winning Lotto numbers were 6, 7, 16, 22. No Jackpot winner. Drawn winners were: €50 - Mary Hegarty, Cashlings. €30 - Mary Breslin, Straleel,. €20 - Patricia O’Gara, Glen, Kille. Lotto Jackpot next week is €2000 . Congratulations to Michelle Gillespie who won the €1350 Bingo Jackpot and next week it will be €1000 on 45 numbers. Some of the winners were Gracie O Hara €135, Maeve Byrne €110, Margaret Ann McBrearty €140 ,Rose Meehan €70, Marie Cunningham €70, Goretta Kennedy €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. New club gear is also now on sale and contact club officers for prices.
LETTERKENNY GAELS: Both adult teams travelled to Newtown on Saturday evening last.The reserves were first up and were unlucky in going down to a 1pt defeat. In the senior match we contained the home team until they pulled away in the final quarter.
Overall it was a encouraging display from two young Gaels teams. The minor championship resumes this weekend with a quarter final against Glenfinn.
Time to be confirmed. U14 gaelic team finished the season with a win in the league shield final away to Robert Emmetts. The boys stepped up their game in the second half and took some great scores. Captain Kyle Silva received the Shield to take home to Pairc na nGaeil, the team’s second piece of silverware this year.
Training has finished for a short break but indoor strength and conditioning work will commence soon. At home to Milford, the U13s started their league with a victory with a strong all-round team performance.
Next match is away to Fanad next Friday. A speedy recovery is wished for Joe Doherty. U13 girls travelled to Termon and despite a second half comeback, were narrowly defeated. The U12 hurlers won their mini final at home to Setanta last Thursday. The boys and girls took advantage of a strong breeze to run up a high score in the second half.
Everyone played their part for the team.Gaels hosted an excellent U8 hurling blitz on Sunday morning with 60 children from Gaels, Burt, Carndonagh, Aodh Rua, St.Eunans, Four Masters taking part. There was some very skilful and entertaining hurling from all clubs despite the rain with the home team winning all but two of their games.
Many thanks to referees Stephen, Cathair, Rory and Donal and to parents who helped with refreshments. Lotto results for week-ending the 2nd Sept Nos were 1,6,16 &18.Match 3 winner was Michael Dooley, 44 Whitethorn Close. Lotto results for week-ending the 9th Sept Nos were 1,6,17 and 20 .Match 3 winner was Terezina Boyle, Friends of the Gaels. Next weeks jackpot will be 3,650 Euro.
MILFORD: This weeks Lotto Numbers were 13-17-22-23. No jackpot winner. No match three. Two winners drawn, Conal McFadden Milford and Patsy Gallagher Ballyare get €35 each. Next weeks jackpot is €4,660.
The under 16 girls had a great win away to MacCumhails on Monday evening. They now play Glenties at home on Thursday with the winners of that game qualifying for the county semi-final on Saturday. Best of luck to the girls and hopefully they can continue on where the senior ladies left off.
NA CEALLA BEAGA: The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 8, 13, 18 and 28. There were six match three winners who get €10 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,900 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Macdara Wood’s team.
Next week sellers 22th of September are David Conwell, John Murray, Pauric ‘Smackers’ Gallagher and Ciaran Conaghan.
There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to May Carr. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000 on 49 calls.
The ladies concluded their season with the playing of the mini leagues in Fintra. In a closely contested final that went to extra time, the “locals” edged out winners.
Club Chairman Billy Broderick presented the cup to the winning captain Claire Boyle and runners up Yvonne McPartland captain of the “Northerners”. This was followed by a meal and many thanks to Flor and Rita Nolan for preparing it. The ladies wish to thank those senior and reserve players for their inputs during the past year and Joe Mc Brearty under the Tús scheme. Many thanks also to the tea committee, field committee, club officers, home referees, Tony Hegarty, umpires and lines men and our supporters.
We also wish to acknowledge the Harbour bar who sponsored the girls t-shirts, SuperValu who helped towards bags and the Blue Haven who sponsored us a set of jerseys. The ladies will begin again in January. We welcome back our existing panel and look forward to new members joining us.
The club would like to express it sympathy to the Cunningham Family on the death of Willie Cunningham. Willie was a great servant of the club and one of the last links with our first Senior championship winning team.
NA DUNAIBH: Uimhreacha: 3-4-12-28. Níor bhain duine ar bith an póta óir. Bhí trí uimhir ag Freddie Mac Giolla Bhríde An Glíob, Eileen Bean Mac Liam Na Dúnaibh, Charlie Óstan na Trá agus Toni Pasoma An Sibín Ceol agus tá €40 an duine bainnte acu. Níor bhain duine ar bith an beile do bheirt. Bhain Geraldine Ní Connghaille an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Bubbles.
Chríonnaigh an foireann sinsir ar chomh scór le Baile na nGallóglach ins an cluiche leath ceannais den craobh Sóisear A ar an Domhnach is thuaigh thart 0-7 a chéile. Droch taispeántas a bhí ann agus tá an tádh acu seans eile a gabháil. Tá an athimirt socraithe fá choinne an Domhnach seo ag 2i.n. ins An Tearmainn. Ádh mór.
Theip ar an foireann tacaíocht in eadain Gleann Fhinne ins an Craobh soisear B ar an Satharn seo chaite ar scór 1-7 go 0-18.
Bord Mionúr: Bhí bhua iontach ag an foireann faoi-13 ar Naomh Adhamhnain 6-9 go 3-3 an seachtain seo chaite. Casann siad ar Iorrais as bhaile ar an hAoine seo chugainn ag 6.30i.n.
Bingo mar is gnach san ionad oíche Sha
NAOMH COLMCILLE: All Ireland final tickets - any club member requesting tickets for the All-Ireland final on the 23rd of September must put it in writing or email the club secretary, Catherine Clarke, before Friday.
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Clarke, 21 Colehill, Newtowncunningham. You must state who the tickets are for in your request. Due to our number of tickets the committee will endeavour to divide the tickets out to the best of their ability.
Due to our number of tickets the committee will endeavour to divide the tickets out to the best of their ability.
Naomh Colmcille continued their quest for league honours with a twelve point home victory over Letterkenny Gaels in Newtown on Saturday.
This week’s winning numbers were 10,16,7,19,6. Closest match three were Birdy and Dean, Aidan Boyce, Paul Cullen, €25 each. 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.
Best of luck to Thomas McKinley and the Donegal senior panel in their ongoing preparations for the All-Ireland final against Mayo on September 23rd.
We extend our sympathies to the McNamee family on their recent Bereavement.
NAOMH COLUMBA: We start this week by thanking each and every person who made our charity cycle on Sunday such a resounding success, from the moment we pulled out of the Diamond, until the quiz winners were announced in the Glen Head Tavern that night. The support received was unbelievable, and preliminary figures indicate that we have collected well in excess of €10,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
A formal thank you will be issued at a later date, when all monies are in and we have a final figure. The following items have been handed into the club: a pair of grey shoes, left behind on the Diamond, and a black & turquoise coloured jacket, with sunglasses and armband in the pocket, left on a fencing post in the Bruckless area.
If you own either item, or know who does, please contact any member of the club committee. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. In football news, well done to Odi Mc Bride and our third team, who overcame St Eunans in the second leg of the Junior Championship B opener in Letterkenny last Saturday.
In underage news, Friday was a mixture of joy and disappointment for our teams. Well done to Kieran, Kevin and the minor lads, who have progressed to the Division 2 regional championship final, after defeating Naomh Bríd on a scoreline of 1.15 to 1.05. At the time of going to press we are awaiting details of the final. Commiserations to Gabriel, Andrew and all the under 14 team, who narrowly missed out on a county final spot after a fantastic season, losing out to Fanad Gaels by a single point in Glenties.
Our under 13 team will be in action at home this Friday evening, where they host Na Cealla Beaga at 6.30pm. The Coláiste na Carraige teams are back in training for the new school season, and we wish Gareth, Paddy, Noel, Damien, Neilly and the lads the best of luck, and we look forward to following their exploits around the county in the coming months.
Tá duaischiste de €5500 anois againn sa lotto, de bharr nach raibh buaiteoir ann le linn na seachtaine seo caite. 9 15 16 29 na huimhreacha a tairgníodh amach.
NAOMH CONAILL: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,3,10 and 11. Two prizes of €50 went to Willie Mc Nelis Narin Road and Teresa McKelvey Fintown. Next weeks jackpot is €3,100.
The clubs Harvest Fair draw will take place this Friday night in An Clúid. 1st prize €1,000, 2nd 42” Flatscreen television, 3rd 2 All Ireland football tickets, 4th Digital Camera and 5th €100. Tickets €5 each/ €10 for a book of 3. Tickets are available from club members.
Congratulations to Anthony Thompson who won an Irish News Ulster All Star 2012 last week.
The U-13’s had a comprehensive victory over Naomh Mhuire last week. This Friday they are home to Four Masters at 6.30pm.
Congratulations to the U-14 team who overcame Buncrana 3-07 to 2-12 in the County semi final on Monday evening. They now play St Eunans in the County Final.
The U-15’s were beaten in the semi final of the Ulster Og Sport. Well done to everyone involved in reaching this stage of the competition.
The minor championship quarter final playoff between Naomh Conaill and Naomh Mhuire will take place this Sunday in Dooey at 12 noon.
The third teams championship game against Ardara last Saturday in Fintra ended all square 1-11 each. The replay will take place this Sunday.Venue and time TBC so check clubs website for details.
In the final of the Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament between Naomh Conaill and Killybegs last Wednesday it ended in a draw. Naomh Conaill 2-11 1-14 Killybegs. The replay will take place this Saturday evening at 6.00pm in Donegal Town.
All Ireland ticket information: The allocation of tickets is being decided. People receiving tickets will be contact by the club during the week.
NAOMH MHUIRE: The minors are due to play their playoof game next Sunday against Naomh Conaill.
Regarding Donegal tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final, the website will be the official communication and will be updated regularly with any further information. However no-one will be guaranteed tickets. In order to apply the clubs Code of Conduct and Best Practice in relation to Ticket allocation, a points system has been devised which will determine where the tickets go and will be strictly adhered to.
The system will decide where the tickets go, not individual personalities.
The seniors and Reserves had two good home victories last weekend against Bundoran. This Sunday see both teams travelling to Killybegs with 1:30pm and 3:30pm throw ins. With only a few games left and the division tight – all support appreciated.Naomh Mhuire Bord na nÓg
Peil na mBan; u13 girls had two games last week. On Wednesday we were defeated by St Eunans and on Saturday we defeated Termon. The next fixture is v Letterkenny Gaels in letterkenny on Wednesday. u16 girls qualified for the County Semi-final by defeating Aodh Ruadh in the banks on Tuesday and Glenfin in Glenfin on Thursday so we now await the winners of the Milford/Naomh Conaill game. The minor fixtures are being finalised and should be confirmed mid week.
A date for the dairy: The Finbar and Frankie Pat Fun Run/Walk will take place on Friday 21st September in the Banks along a shore route. Registration will be a 6:30 with race to start at 7pm. An evening to remember two great club stalwarts. More details to follow.
Lotto details for week 5th September. Jackpot 2840 euro. No jackpot winner and two match 3 winners: B. Gallagher - The Hall - Anagaire, Joseph Sharkey, Sharkeys Bar. Numbers drawn were 4-11-14-16.
NA ROSSA: Na Rossa are holding an Up For The Match in TGC Doochary next Thursday starting at 8.30pm. On the panel include Declan Bonner, Joe Brolly, Kevin Cassidy. Tom Comack is the compere on the night. €10 euro entry fee and their will be a draw for two All Ireland tickets on the night. Last Monday’s lotto winners were Annie Melly, Renny, Brid Molly, Changivan.
The senior squad lost out to Naomh Ultan in their latest league match.
SEAN MACCUMHAILL’S: Our Senior hurlers are in the county final this Saturday. They play against Burt at 5.30pm in O’Donnell Park.
Well done to all the Donegal footballers and management who met all the fans in Mac Cumhaill Park. They spent the day mingling with the fans, giving autographs and taking photos. A major thank you to all the MacCumhaill members who did stewards on the day.
Our adult football teams had no games this weekend. Our under 13 teams, boys and girls, had good wins over Termon and Red Hughs respectively.
The u14 camogie team had a great win against Carn Friday night in the semi final of the Championship. They had early scores and it continued throughout the game. Winning 6-5 to 0-0.
A massive crowd took part in the Annual Sean MacCumhaill road race. In perfect running conditions nearly 300 competitors competed. Congratulations to Gerard Gallagher and Teresa McGloin who won the Mens and Womens senior categories. Thanks to all the organisers, marshalls and ladies who made the food after the race. Special thanks to Shane McNulty who was the driving force behind the run.
There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 13, 20, 21 and 30. There was no match three winner. The three names pulled out were Shay McDevitt, Shane McManus and Anne Dunnion. Each receives €30.
ST EUNAN’S: Please remember to sell and return your tickets for the All-Ireland Final tickets draw. Tickets cost €5 for 1 ticket or book of 3 for €10. We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets. We would like some kids to sell tickets in their estates if parents could contact Paul McGovern (086-8114151) or John Haran (086-2133522) asap. We will have the Anglo Celt Cup this Saturday all day at Letterkenny Shopping Centre from 10am for anyone that wants a picture with it. We also need volunteers for an hour or two during the day to man the tables, again contact John or Paul. If anyone is available to help out with ticket selling around town over the weekend in the pubs etc please contact us asap.
The Juniors exited the Championship after a poor home display v Naomh Columba. We wish them the best of luck in the next round. It looks like the Seniors and Reserves will be idle once again this week with only two league matches remaining.
The Minor Boys drew with Aodh Ruadh in their League semi-final so it looks like it will be going to a replay. They will meet old rivals Cloughaneely in the Northern Championship Final with the date and venue tbc.
The U15 Boys advanced to the Northern Final and a meeting with Gaoth Dobhair after they defeated St. Mary’s, Convoy on Monday night.
The U14 boys will meet N. Conaill in the Co. Final after the Glenties men overcame Buncrana in their semi-final. Our lads defeated Ardara last week in their semi. It could be on this weekend so keep an eye on the e-mail and facebook.
The U13 Div. 1 team had a good win over Cloughaneely on Friday, they are at home this Friday to Buncrana. The div. 2 team lost a very close game with Fanad and they make the short trip to face Glenswilly this week. The Div. 3 team put in another good performance in Downings before going down, they travel to Robert Emmett’s this Friday.
Congratulations to the U12 hurling team that defeated Buncrana in their county final in the Park last Thursday evening. The U16 Hurling League B Final between St Eunan’s and Burt resulted in an invigorating display of strength from the team. St Eunan’s won the match and are looking forward to playing Letterkenny Gaels at home this Thursday in the B Championship Semi-Final.
The U8 Hurlers fielded two teams in the U8 Hurling Blitz hosted by Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday. They played 7 competitive games. Teams in attendance were St. Eunan’s, Letterkenny Gaels, Aodh Ruadh, Burt, Four Masters and Carndonagh. Many thanks to the parents for their help and support and a big thank you to the Letterkenny Gaels for a well organised Blitz.
Adult members registered by March 31st can apply by text only on 087-2668633 to Charlie McAteer for one ticket for the All-Ireland SFC Final v Mayo on Sept. 23rd until This Thursday, Sept. 13th at 5pm. No orders will be accepted after this cut off point. Do not apply on behalf of other people, they will not be accepted. Be sure to put your name on the text. We hope to distribute the tickets early next week if possible so keep an eye on e-mail and Facebook for details.
All Ireland final of Scór na nÓg will be in Derry on Saturday 23rd April 2013. Ulster Final of Scór na nÓg will be in Derry on Saturday 12th January 2013; The three Ulster semi finals will take place on the 1st, 7th and 8th December 2012 – Venues to be arranged by Coiste Scór Uladh. Donegal County final will take place on the 10th November 2012 in Glenswilly tbc. The three semi finals in Donegal will take place on 12th October in Muff, 19th October in Glenfin tbc and 26th October in Rann na Feirste tbc.
Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg should contact the club Oifigeach Chultúrtha, Fergus McGee on 086-854 4445 or Emer McGeehin on 087-992 9580.
We extend our sympathies to the Tunney family, Kiltoy and to Anne Forde on the passing of her Aunt in Kildare.
ST MICHAEL’S: Congratulations to St. Michael’s player Colm McFadden on been chosen as the Ulster Player of the Year at the Irish News All Star Awards on Thursday night last. In all eleven players from Donegal were chosen on the team. This is the second Ulster All Star for Colm as he was also included in the team in 2011.
At time of going to press the club have not received notice of when All Ireland final tickets will be with the club but it is expected that club should have them by weekend or early next week. All persons that have been fortunate to be allocated a ticket will be contacted in some form. Please note that almost fifty percent of tickets that clubs receive will be terrace or hill 16 tickets.
In the All County League recently both teams were at home to Dungloe. The seniors lost on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 0-6 Dungloe 0-7. The St. Michael’s Scorers were: Christy Toye 0-3, and Stephen Coyle, Michael McGinley and Andrew Kelly 0-1 each.
The reserve team defeated Dungloe on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-14 Dungloe 2-1. The St. Michael’s scorers were Lee Carr 0-8, Ryan Langan 1-0, Andrew Kelly and Oisin Langan 0-2 each, John McFadden and Gerard Gallagher 0-1 each.
The Club are currently holding a draw with the prize being two tickets for the All Ireland Final. Tickets priced €5 are on sale locally or from any club member.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last; The numbers drawn were 3,4,14,15,17,18; the Match 5 winner was Ann Hewitson Kildarragh who won €100. This weeks Jackpot will be €1400.
The winner of the €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was Frances Rodden Termon.
This weeks Snowball at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy at 8pm in the Ozanam Community Centre will be €3410 on 45 Nos or less.
This Months 50 Club winners were €65 Ann Marie Nelis Creeslough, €35 Grace Alcorn Figart Dunfanaghy and €35 Liam Coyle Ballyboes.
ST NAUL’S: All those who have ordered tickets from the club for the upcoming All Ireland Final are advised to collect them next Tuesday 18th September at the clubhouse in Mountcharles at 8pm.
There was no winner of last week’s slotto jackpot. The 80 euro consolation prize for closest to the correct sequence will be shared between Daniel and Co. c/o the Village Tavern and Damien Kelly, Dromore. The sequence drawn was 5-6-3-1-4-2-7.
Commiserations to our ladies team who were defeated in the County Junior Final by a much stronger Milford side. Also both adult teams suffered defeat at the hands of Termon at home on Saturday evening passed. Finally the club wishes our Under 14 team the best of luck against Fanad in the Division 2 Championship final which is this Saturday at 3.45 in o Donnell Park, Letterkenny. All support would be greatly appreciated
TIR CHONAILL GAELS: The Reserves were due to play in Heston in the championship and again they were given another walk over. Heston have now withdrawn from the competition, but it is something London has to look at as too many games this year have resulted in walkovers and spoiling the competitions.
However, the Gaels Ladies had a great weekend with a 5-8 to 3-11 win over Dulwich in the junior championship semi final. It means the Ladies have now qualified for two cup finals which will be played in October in their first season of competing.
Mairead Sheahan, Fiona Morrisey, Niamh Bradley and Susie Gill had great games for the Gaels and were well supported by Carol McNicholas. The ladies will now play Thomas McCurtains in the final, but what a great achievement it has being for this bunch of girls in their first competitive season.
The clubs Minors however, did get beat by two points in the minor championship semi-final to a better Tara team on the day.
It’s a big weekend for the club with the juniors playing in the junior championship final on Saturday in Ruislip at 3.30pm against a much fancied Cuchullains side. It is the clubs first junior championship final since they last won it away back in 1977. We would ask all members to please make their way to Ruislip on Saturday and support the lads on. What they achieved this year so far has being great and we hope they can go one extra step.
The Reserves are also up in the championship on Sunday in Greenford against Fulham Irish at 4pm, whilst the seniors play KKG in the league also on Sunday in Greenford at 5.30.
This week’s draw takes place on Thursday 6th September with a jackpot of £2,150 and all results from last week can be got from web-site.