Donegal GAA CLUB CALL

All the latest news from your local GAA club.

All the latest news from your local GAA club.

AN CLOCHAN LIATH: Ba iad 1, 20, 21 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Anton Ban Sweeney Crickamore, Damien McGowan Falmore, Peggy Stack Sweeney Ardveen, Kathleen O’Donnell Bunaman agus Paddy McGill Meenahalla, Glenties.

Bhain Bridie Gallagher as Ranafast, Kathleen O’Donnell as Leitir, Bridie Doherty as Glenties, J.J McCole as Sheskinarone agus Maeve Gillespie as Mullaghduff €100. ag an bhingo.

Division 1 Result: An Clochan Liath 2-9 Ardara 0-8, Division 1 Reserve An Clochan Liath 0-15 St Eunans 2-11.

Pride of place this week goes to the Dungloe U16s when they beat a much fancied Ballyshannon team in the championship final on Friday night. The boys led this game form start to finish picking of their points well in the first half, and when Darragh Mc Gee drove through the Ballyshannon defence his shot was well saved but the ever dangerous Ryan Greene was on hand to volley the ball to the net and gave his side great hope for the second half.

Ballyshannon kicked 8 frees in the second half but goals from David Sweeney and Stephen Connaghan Dungloe were never going to loose this game. Scorers ; Hugh Moy 0-01, Adam Neely 0-04, Ryan Greene 1-01, Dara Mc Glynn 0-01, David Sweeney 1-00, Stephen Connaghan 1-00 and Man of the match Danny Rodgers hit a 45 and saved a penalty, not bad. Well done to Eugene, Benny and John.

The under 8’s were involved in a four team blitz at the weekend away in Ardara. Dungloe brought two teams and each team played three games each, against N. Conaill, St Naul’s and host Ardara. The club would like to thank the Ardara club for a well run event and all the parents for supporting both teams so well.

The Under 10’s were away in Kilcar for a blitz were Dungloe fielded two teams and went unbeaten in the competition and collected a cup at the end. Well done to the lads and thanks to all the parents for their support during this away trip.

The Club would like to wish Adrian Hanlon and all the Donegal squad the best for this coming weekends Ulster final against Down in Clones.

NAOMH BRID: There was mixed fortunes for our Senior and Reserve teams at the weekend against Cloughaneely. In the reserve game, Cloughaneely took a strong half-time lead with the use of the breeze to leave them well in control.

Naomh Brid battled well in the second half and the loss of Stephen Walls to injury didn’t help as they ended up on the wrong side of the scoreline. The seniors started brightly in their match and used the breeze to their advantage.

A goal from Darragh Brogan minutes before half-time helped the lads to a lead of 1-8 to 0-3 at half-time. Cloughaneely came out strong in the second half but could only manage to get within a goal. Naomh Brid powered home in the last 10 minutes and reeled off a number of unanswered scores to win 1-13 to 0-10.

Good luck to David and the rest of the county team this Sunday in the Ulster Final against Down.

The club are hosting a Blind Date night this Saturday at 9pm in Jameises Bar, Ballintra in aid of the Celebrity Bainisteoir campaign. Pippa and the camera crew will be in attendance on the night. Come along and join in and see the many surprises in store. Come early to avoid disappointment.

ST. EUNAN’S: The Seniors got back to winning ways on Saturday evening in a tough game in Donegal Town where they trailed for most of the game but came through by a goal in the end to win 1-11 to 0-11. The Reserves good run was brought to an end in their game where they were beaten by a single point 1-06 to 0-08.

The Juniors were due to play St. Michaels but the men from the bridge were short a few players so a friendly was played insyead. All teams are free this week due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster Final against Down on Sunday.

The Senior Hurlers had a terrific win over MacCumhaills in the Championship last Wednesday in Ballybofey, winning by a point, they take on holders, Burt this Wednesday in the Park, throw-in is at 7:30pm. All support would be welcome. The Minor hurlers relinquished their crown last week when they were defeated by a very strong Buncrana team, nevertheless the team had a good season.

The Minor Football Northern League Final due to be played last Friday was postponed and will be reaffixed in the very near future.

The U14 footballers begin their Championship campaign next Monday (23rd) with a home game against St. Michael’s. They have reached the Div. 1 League Final after a good win over Four Masters, they will face Naomh Conaill in the decider. The U16 and U12 hurlers had impressive wins over Carndonagh last week. U-13 Boys football training gets underway at 5pm this Friday (20th) at 5pm.

The historic 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning team are holding a Gala Reunion in Donegal Town on Saturday night, August 18th. Tickets are available from Paul Carr and can also be purchased from the Mt. Errigal Hotel. The event will be hosted by broadcasting legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Highland’s Charlie Collins.

Beidh Cúrsa Cuimhneacháin Shéamuis de Faoite ar siúl ó’n 23ú go dtí an 28ú Iúil sna Dúnaibh. The annual Irish language course in Downings which is now named in honour of the late Séamus de Faoite (A former Oifigeach na Gaeilge with Naomh Adhamhnáin) takes place in Downings GAA centre next week from the 23rd – 28th July. Uachtarán CLG, Liam O’Neill will carry out the official opening on Monday morning and one of the highlights of the week is the scór concert which takes place on Wednesday in Downing GAA club at 8.30pm.

This is a tremendous opportunity for anyone who wants to either learn Irish or improve their Irish language skills to avail of the opportunity to do so by attending this course which is run by Comhairle Uladh CLG. For further information please contact Fergus McGee.

Our Football Summer Camp takes place from this Monday, July 23rd. There is no Sunday Morning Football Academy this week (22nd) due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster Final.

There were 7 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw, with each winner getting €15. The numbers were: 1-2-13-20. Pat McClafferty c/o An Post; K. Mullen, Ballyraine Park; Sean McVeigh, Windmill View; Jack McLaughlin, Port Rd. (all Adrian); Benny Doherty, Foxhills; Kevin Rafferty, Thornberry and Brian McDermott, Kilmacrennan (all cards). Next week’s jackpot is €2,125.

We are looking for volunteers to help with this Saturday’s bucket collection fundraiser for the county football team training fund. We have the afternoon slot (the Gaels are doing the morning) around the town as well as all day (10am – 5pm) in the Shopping Centre. Contact Elaina on 087-2901541 to book your preferred time and place.

LETTERKENNY GAELS: The senior team playing Robert Emmett’s were defeated by one point in the Junior championship on Sunday last. Final score Robert Emmett’s 1-10 Gaels 1-9. The team put up an impressive display on the day and deserved more from the performance.

The travelling supporters know that there is much more to come from this young team. The seniors and reserves return to league action this Saturday evening with a double header against Naomh Colmcille at Páirc na nGael. Throw Inns at 6pm and 7.30pm. The U21s play Glenswilly in the 1st round of the championship on Tuesday evening next at Páirc na nGael Throw inn at 7.30pm. The minors have been drawn against Termon in the championship and play the 1st leg at Páirc na nGael on Wed 1st August.

The U14s play Red Hughs in the U14 championship this Wednesday the 18th at 7.30pm. The U8 gaelic team took part at a blitz hosted by Gweedore. The players did extremely well winning 2 of their 3 matches against more experienced teams. Thanks to Gweedore for a well organised event. U12 girls hosted a blitz at Páirc na nGael with visiting teams from Robert Emmets, Buncrana and St. Eunans. Despite missing many players, the girls won 3 of 5 matches and played with determination and spirit.

Thanks to parents who contributed refreshments for the players and coaches. U12 hurlers travelled to Buncrana in the league and despite only conceding 4 points in the second half, didn’t manage a win. The young players all showed great progress and battled to the final whistle. The annual Hurling and Camogie Academy was a resounding success with 68 children enjoying a week of expert coaching, fun and craic. Thanks go to all the coaches and assistants, Dan and Sharon for organisation and to all boys and girls who made the Academy a great week of hurling at Páirc na nGael

The Hurling Cul Camp takes place from the 7- 9th August Contact Dan Harnett. The Cul camp for Gaelic will take place from the 30th July -3rd August. Contact Oisin Cannon 086-7325955. Lotto No’s this week are 1,6,14 & 24 Match 3 winner was Pat Doherty, Friends of the Gaels. Next weeks lotto will be €3300.

MILFORD: This weeks Lotto Numbers were 8-9-12-24. No jackpot winner. One match three gets €70. Dessie Shields c/o Aodh McCormack. Next weeks jackpot is €4,380. Why not play our club lotto by Standing Order and be sure to be in every draw every week. To print out a Standing Order Form and for more information visit the club website at www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie

Last Monday FAI Chief Executive Mr. John Delaney visited Moyle View Park and he couldn’t help but acknowledge the quality of the facilities and the hard work being done by Milford GAA in promoting sport among young people in the area.To hear this coming from the head of another sporting organisation is great and all the members of the club should be very proud.

Milford forced a play-off in their Junior A championship Preliminary round tie with Naomh Padraig, Lifford after a nail-biting win in Lifford on Sunday.Milford went into the game as underdogs following Lifford’s comprehensive victory in the first leg last week, however, they started the game superbly with Chippie Barrett kicking the first point in the fifth minute. Pauric Curley dobled the lead two minutes later, before the excellent Chippie Barrett showed his strength to brush off two tackles and fire over the bar.

David Curley added another point before Lifford registered their first point. The intensity of Milford’s tackling made it very difficult for Lifford to move the ball out of defence. Luke Barrett pointed a free before a Lifford effort was granted a white flag despite clearly being a foot wide.Three more points from Lifford followed to see them go into the break a point up. Milford were slow out of the blocks in the second half, and two more Lifford points punished them for their complacency. Milford went 22 minutes without a score before Pauric Curley kicked a great free from near the sideline in the 40th minute.Two minutes later, the only goal of the game arrived through a Pauric Curley penalty. Cathal McGettigan’s incisive run through the heart of the Lifford defence caused uncertainty and he was eventually fouled as he entered the large rectangle. Pauric Curley took the responsibility and he coolly sent Shaun McBrearty the wrong way with his kick. Lifford scored again to level the scores but then Cathal McGettigan showed his class with a wonderful point after good link up play with TJ Evesson.

With only a point between the sides the tension was rife and the hard-hitting continued. It was a full seventeen minutes until the next score when Pauric Curley converted a free after Chippie Barrett was fouled.

The second half was very stop-start, yet no-one could have anticipated the 12 minutes of injury time that referee allowed but crucially Milford were able to hang on. The final whistle was greeted with relief and satisfaction in the Milford camp and they now set up an intriguing play-off against Lifford in the coming weeks.

To see the full version of Ryan Ferry’s excellent match report check out our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie or our facebook page.

The under 12 girls travelled to Glenswilly on Saturday to take part in a blitz against the hosts as well as Termon and Fanad. The girls played nine and seven a side games and were victorious in the five games they played. Well done to all involved.

NAOMH MHUIRE: U-8 Coaching will take place on Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11am. The under 12s training is Monday and Wednesday next week at 7. U-14s play Ardara on Friday eveing in the Championship in Ardara.

Loads of information and pictures on the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page – make sure to check it out. Naomh Mhuire Bord na nÓg

The seniors recorded a great home win on Sunday. It did not look great at half time but a spirited second half and a brilliant Owenie McGarvey point sealed the victory. The Reserves got a draw but will fell they let the two points slip but it was another strong performance. Free weekend this weekend. Good luck to Donegal this weekend in the Ulster Final.

Peil na mBan. u16, minor and ladies training Tues and Thurs at 8pm in Banks. u16s is due to start on 2nd of August v Naomh Conail, 14th v Dungloe,16th v Cloich Cheann Fhaola. Minor starts September 15th, 22nd, 29th.The u13 competition starts Wed 15th August. We need all players out training for these competitions. We have 10 players picked to take part in the Donegal U12 development squad. This programme starts this Friday at 6pm in the Banks for the west division and will continue for 8 weeks. Aoife McDonald Donegal ladies captain is head coach with the West Division.


Naomh Mhuire GAA Club are hosting a big sports day on Sunday August 19th at the Banks. The day will act as a fundraiser as well as a great day for all children and Adults. A full day of activities with races, football, food stalls, arts and crafts, 5k race, gourmet burgers, strong man and woman, long kick, golf, etc. With development due to start shortly on improved facilities including additional dressing rooms, etc all support is greatly appreciated and this should be a great family day for all ages.

The 2nd day of the 5th in the Naomh Mhuire Surf Day series in Carrickfinn is set for this Friday 20th July, 2pm to 8pm. Booking is essential and slots are available in 3 age groups and times. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis: 5 - 8 years - from 2 till 4pm, 8 - 12 years from 3 till 6 pm, 12+ from 4pm till 8pm. Please text your name and age (if under 12) to 087 9540756. 

A course in child protection and good practise in the GAA will be held in the clubhouse. Anyone interested in doing this worthwhile course contact Childrens Officer, Dónal O’Séarcáigh. This course covers all from Adult to u/age mentors in every aspect of their roles within the club. It is a two hour course.

The club had its annual church gate collection last weekend and a huge thanks to all who supported.

Lotto details for week 11th July. Jackpot 2360 euro. No jackpot winner and one match 3 winner: Anne McGinley, St’Marys View, Anagaire. Numbers drawn were 6-12-19-21.

Next 100 club draw is 25th July. Sellers get collecting and have returns in on time.

Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.

FOUR MASTERS: The €50 winners in the 2012/2013 Annual Lotto for Week 01 were Alan Carbin, Bridge Street and Mary Browne, 445 Drumrooske Estate. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 11 & 14 with the jackpot now standing at €1,200.

The Club will be holding a Bucket Collection on behalf of CLG Dhun na nGall this Saturday July 21st in the Diamond. This collection which is being held county-wide on the day before the Ulster Final will help finance the completion of the development of the Centre of Excellence in Convoy so please give generously.

Club Members and all Donegal Supporters locally are requested to support the County Team Training Fund Draw that was launched recently. Tickets are now on sale @ €5.00 per ticket or 3 for €10.00 from committee members.

The Kellogg’s GAA Football Cul Camp will be hosted by the Club in Tir Conaill Park next week from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th for boys and girls aged 6 - 13 years. Discount available for families with more than one child attending. For further information please contact: John Joe O’ Shea (087) 7959924 or Deborah Dunnion (087) 9860192 or any Bord na nOg underage team manager. You can register or get more information at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

NA ROSSA: Well done to the under 16s squad who won the division 2 championship title last Monday night in Glenties against Naomh Brid. It was a brilliant match that had to be decided in extra time. They now go on to play in the county semi final next Monday night. The senior squad had no game at the weekend.

Southern board delegates note the next monthly meeting takes place this Thursday evening in Doherty’s bar Ardara starting at 8.30pm. Good luck to Jim McGuinness and the Donegal squad as they play Down in the Ulster final this weekend.

ST. NAUL’S: There was no winner of last week’s slotto jackpot. The 80 Euro prize for closest to the correct sequence was John Burke, Killian. The sequence drawn was 1, 4, 7, 3, 5, 6, 2.

This weekend the seniors and reserves travel to Buncrana in the league. Players are advised to check the fixtures section for throw-in times.

The club wishes Stephen and the rest of the Donegal squad the best of luck in the Ulster Final this weekend. Those who ordered tickets are to collect them at the clubhouse this Thursday at 8pm

NA CEALLA BEAGA: The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 6, 15, 19 and 30. There was no winner of match 3. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,500 and Match 3 is €180. The team selling Killotto this week is David Conwell, John Murray, Pauric Gallagher and Ciaran Conaghan. Next week sellers are the Ladies Team B. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.

There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Gracie O’ Hara, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,600 on 47 calls.

CILL CHARTHA: CLG Chill Chartha would like to wish Mark McHugh, Patrick McBrearty and the Donegal Panel the best of luck in this Sunday’s Ulster Final. Orders for tickets must be in with Nicola (087) 4150188 before 3pm this Thursday.

Full range of prices are available from Nicola.The Senior Team will play Killybegs in the Frankie Daniels Memorial Tournament this Saturday in Fintra at 3pm. All proceeds in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and please go along to support. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot and next week it is €1800 .

Drawn prizes were €50 - Anne Deane, Cruckarra. €30 - Gavin Scullion, Muckross. €20 - Brian Byrne, Churchtown .The winning numbers were 7,11,24,29. Congratulations to Teresa Gallagher, Cashlings who won the Bingo Jackpot of €1600. Some of the winners were Mary Carr €100, Goretti Cunningham €70, Pamela Bonner €80 , Evelyn Boyle €70, Anne Byrne €70, Maria Boyle €70. Club updates are available on the new club website. Lotto sellers on Sat 21st July: Mark Sweeney, Pauric Carr, Seamus Cunningham & Stephen O’Donnell. Sunday 22nd July sellers are: John O’Donnell & Francis Byrne.

ST. MICHAEL’S: Both teams recorded good victories over Glenswilly on Saturday evening last. The seniors won on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-12. Glenswilly 0-09. The St. Michael’s Scorers were Peter Witherow 0-2, Raymond McLaughlin 1-1, Stephen Coyle 0-2, Michael McGinley 0-2 Andrew Kelly 0-2 and Lorcan McDaid, Michael Cannon, Ciaran Gallagher 0-1 each.

St Michaels reserves played Glenswilly at home on Saturday evening and won on a score-line of 3-9 -1-5. Scorers included Lee Carr with 0-5(2f), Danny Langan 1-2, John McFadden and Ryan Langan provided a Goal, while Dara McCarry, Barry McGinley Claimed a point each.

The Under 21’s are due to play Glenfin on Tuesday next the 24th at 7.30pm at the Bridge.

Good Luck to Jim and the Boys in the Ulster final in Clones this Sunday against Down.

The club will be distributing their tickets for the Ulster Final on Sunday on tonight Thursday the 19th in the Clubhouse at the Bridge. Everyone who has ordered tickets is asked to collect them this evening.

Kellogg’s Cul Camp Dunfanaghy 30th July to 3rd August. 1st Child €55, Second €45 and third and Fourth €40. Contact Local Co-Ordinator Liam McElhinney 086 8611097. Also Register on line at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

St Michael’s are running a 5K in conjunction with the Dunfanaghy August Fair Festival Week on Sunday 5th August at 1.30pm, for more details contact Patricia on 0861239435.

In conjunction with the Kildarragh Fair the Club are hosting a Back for One Night Only Competition at McCarry’s on Thursday the 9th August at 8pm. Everyone is welcome.

Donations of €500 are been sought for the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. This will be an important asset for the future of success of future county teams. Anyone interested in helping with the future of the Donegal GAA should contact any club member.

Congratulations to George Sweeney Magheramena Dunfanaghy and Margaret Hughes Chapel Road Dunfanaghy who shared the €6100 jackpot in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last winning the €3050 each. The numbers drawn were 2,5,7,9,12,15, This weeks Jackpot will be €500.

The winner of the €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was Kathleen Montgomery Dunmore Falcarragh.

This weeks Snowball at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy at 8pm in the Ozanam Community Centre will be €3170 on 45 Nos or less. Anyone who wants a DVD of the Strictly Come Dancing should contact Nicola Ferry.

The U8’splayed blitz in Glenswilly on Saturday last.TheA’s lost to Glenswilly and beat Milford.Best for St.Michaels wereNiall Toye and Leah Kellyboth performing well.

The bB’s had three games and the outstaning players wereAaron Redmond andJames Wray.This was their last game of the season.

The U16’stravelled to Downings for the Shield final.The Bridge lads made slow start and scorers in first half were Michael Langan and Mark Stewart.St Michael were four points down at half time.They got off to a much better start inn second half with a goal from Hugh O’Donnell to end all square at full time.Fanad went ahead in extra time and looked to well on their way,but with a four point advantage Dylan Doherty scored a great goal to leave a point between the sides and Fanad won the Shield to a score of Fanad Gaels 3--9, St Michaels 2---11.

Team: Dean Fleming,Jamie Hunter,Christopher Carr,Jack Mc Ginley,Eddie Patterson, Brandon Mc Colgan,Andrew Kyle,Ciaran Kelly,Dylan Doherty,Mark Stewart,Michael Langan,Hugh O’Donnell,Ryan Mc Dermott, Kieran Mc Ginley, Caolan Toye,David Rutland,Niall Doherty,Ruari Friel,Aaron Mc Fadden.

The management would like to thank the playersfor their great commitment and Gerry Flynn pharmacy for their sponsorship during the season.

CLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA: Scór deireanach sa cluiche sinsear ag an deiredh seachtaine CCF 0 10 Naomh Bríd 1 13, scór deireanach sa cluiche tacaíochta CCF 114 Naomh Bríd 1 09.Denis Boyle 04,Sean maguire 02, Joe boyce 01, Sean mc garvey 03. Ní bheidh cluiche ar bith ag na foirne an deireadh seachtaine seo. Tá an chlub iontach brodúil as Róisín Ní Chuireáin agus Karen Feeney a d’imir leis an condae sa chraobh ag an deireadh seachtaine.

Good luck to the Donegal team in the Ulster final at the weekend. Buaiteoiri club an chéad na míosa seo €500 Kevin Scanlon, €100 Hugh Mc Garvey, Michael Mc Fadden (ray) Alex(loft) Bríd Mc Vicar.

The minor board are once again organising sports in the Pat Kellys field this year during the Festifál come along and enjoy the fun which runs on Saturday/ Sunday.All underage managers from both the minor board and ladies board are asked to help during these days. The Gladiator competition will take place on Friday evening starting at 8:00 at car park an ráca, this should be a funfilled event for all the family.

Cúlcamps take place on the 23rd/27th contact Declan mc garvey on 0861009467.Score cards must be handed in to all underage managers by Friday.

GLEANN FHINNE: There was no outright winner of last weeks lotto jackpot,the winning numbers drawn were 2,1,4,5,3,7,6,8.Celine Friel matched the first four to win E60,the jackpot now stands at E1300,the Captain for next week is Jim Quinn.

All underage training continues at the usual times,our u/14s are away to Milford on Wednesday at 7-30pm, in the championship,the u/10s have a blitz next Saturday in Letterkenny Gaels at 11am, Glenfin U16s came from behind to win a nail biting Northern Championship Final in McCool Pk last Monday evening. In a hard hitting but clean contest, both sides gave their all. Glenfin trailed by 4pts at half time despite having led by 4pts earlier in the half.

A Conor McBride goal was well cancelled by three Buncrana goals. Ethan O Donnell struck the post with a Glenfin penalty in the second half, but he was quick enough to tap in the rebound. a couple of points from Jason Morrow  kept Glenfin level as the game entered the closing stages, and just when the game seemed set for extra time, Eoin Donnellan tapped over the winning point with nearly the last kick of the game. The win was harsh on Buncrana as a draw would probably have been a fair result. Lorcan Donnellan lifted the cup for Glenfin. Final Score Glenfin 2-!0, Buncrana 3-6.

Glenfin; L O meara, C Quinn, D Harkin, P Doherty, D Carr, K Doherty, J Morrow, L Donnellan, L Keane,C McBride, S Moy,E McGlynn, C McGlynn, C mcBrearty, E ODonnell. Subs  used, B Foy, S Carr, E Donnellan, unused, D McGLynn,E McCrudden, G Scanlon, P McGrath, K Murphy. Scorers: E o Donnell 1-2, C McBride 1-2, C McGlynn 0-2, J Morrow 0-2, E Donnellan 0-1, L Keane 0-1. They now go on to the all county semi finals where they will meet the runners up of Naomh Brid/Na Rossa.

The minors had a six point win over Naomh Padraig Lifford in a rearranged league game last Wednesday night they were always on top and although the visitors rallied in the second period our boys held on to win 0-14 to 1-5, next up for this team is the championship in early August, the seniors and reserves were both at home to Bundoran last Saturday in the league, the reserves recorded a good eight point win 2-17 to 2-9, whereas the the seniors lost out heavily by twelve points 4-14 to 1-11.

The third team were due to play Moville in the second leg of the Junior[B] championship ,but this did not take place. There are no adult games next weekend. The senior ladies are down to play Convoy on Wednesday evening.

Club membership of E30 is now overdue,and can be paid to the registrar Kathleen Mc Glynn,there are still a few Club Dhun na nGall cards available. Clg Gleann Fhinne would like to wish Jim Mc Guinness and all the Donegal panel, the very best in the Ulster final against Down next weekend.

NAOMH CONAILL: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 7,18,22 & 24. Two prizes of €50 went to Carmel Doherty Meenalaragan and Kieran Kennedy Station Road. Next weeks jackpot is €2,300.

Good luck to the U-14 Naomh Conaill Boys team, their manager and mentors who are due to play St Eunans in the League Division One County Final next Wednesday 25th July. No details were available at time of going to print so see clubs website for match details.

The thirds made the long trip to Muff last Saturday to play Naomh Padraig in the championship. Unfortunately the result didn’t go their way. Naomh Padraig 1-13 1-07 Naomh Conaill. So this means that we have to meet again as Naomh Conaill won the first leg.

Both the seniors and reserves were in league action on Sunday against Kilcar in Glenties. The reserves were beaten by Kilcar Naomh Conaill 0-11 2-11 Kilcar. The senior team recorded a victory after a great second half display of football to win Naomh Conaill 1-10 1-03 Kilcar.The senior team play Four Masters this Thursday 19th in the quarter final of the Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament in Donegal Town at 8.15pm.

The Naomh Conaill Cul Camp will take place in Davy Brennan memorial park from 23rd - 27th July. For more information contact Daragh on 087 2121036.

People who have tickets ordered for the Ulster final must collect them in the Clubhouse on Thursday evening between 7 & 8pm. Good luck to Anthony, Leo, Dermot, Marty, Jim, Joe and the rest of the Donegal team as they take on Down in a bid to win back to back Ulster title. Best of luck Boys from everyone at Naomh Conaill.

RED HUGH’S: The winner of this weeks Lotto was Martin Doherty and he receives €30. Next weeks jackpot is €1,900. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Joe Carlin, Belalt.

The seniors beat Naomh Ultan at home on Sunday in the 2nd leg of their championship tie. Final score: Red Hughs 1-10 Naomh Ultan 0-11. This now goes to a play-off which is fixed for Saturday the 28th July at 7.30pm in Donegal Town. This Saturday the 21st July both teams are due to play Urris in the league at home. Reserve at 6.00pm and senior at 7.30pm.

The minors retained their northern league title on Friday last against Naomh Colmcille on a score of 2-11 to 1-5. Well done to the lads. The club will be running a scrap metal collection soon. This will start on Wednesday 18th July and will run up to Saturday 28th July.

The club will be holding a sponsored cycle on Sunday 5th August at 11.00am. Sponsorship cards are available and all are welcome to take part.

NAOMH COLMCILLE: The Countdown has begun to this year’s must see Naomh Colmcille fundraising event. 19 Days left to get your hands on tickets for the Lord and Lady of Naomh Colmcille which is being held in the Clanree Hotel on Saturday 4th August.

All 25 dancers are flat out training their wee socks off to ensure that this will be the maddest, funniest, best entertainment your have seen this year.

Tickets are on sale every Tuesday & Thursday night at the Club house in Páirc Colmcille, any club member or you can pick up tickets in Orchid Beauty main St. Newtowncunningham (Tue - Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Thu - Fri: 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sat:10:00 am-3:00 pm; Tel:+35374 91 08845 to reserve tickets.

Naomh Colmcille Seniors got back into their winning form yesterday evening with a hard won victory over Convoy at Páirc Colmcille, winning by 2-108 to 0-10. Naomh Colmcille Reserves got back to winning ways yesterday evening with a hard won victory over Convoy at Páirc Colmcille.

Naomh Colmcille are hosting a Kellogs GAA Camp from Monday 23rd of July until Friday 27th for all children aged 6-13yrs.

Camp starts @10am to 2:30pm. Can all children please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather!! (Their will be a tuck shop available). All children will receive a full football kit and a bag cost $55 for the first child and €45 for each child thereafter. . Please contact Sharon on +35387 9685558 to reserve your place. This will be a week of fun, games and craic with qualified coaches.

Naomh Colmcille’s Lotto: This week’s winning sequence was 8.11.6.2.5 Congratulations to Vinnie McGrath, Karol & Breda Friell and Eileen Callaghan who matched 3 numbers and shared in €75. Next week’s jackpot €700. 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 pass time.

The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’

Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.

Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member. Naomh Colmcille Sports Day 2012 will be held on Sunday 29th July at Páirc Colmcille details of the event to follow.

PETTIGO: Well done to the men’s team who beat a strong Glenswilly in a hard fought 2nd leg encounter at the school field on Sunday. Playing into the wind in the first half without two regular midfielders the team put in a great defensive display and came in at half time only one point in arrears.

Despite a nervy second half Pettigo managed to keep the gates closed in defense and an opportunistic fisted goal by Michael O Riordan was the difference at the end of the match, earning Pettigo a playoff match to decide who progresses to the County quarter finals. Final score Pettigo 1:08 - Glenswilly 0:08.

Team : D.Johnson, E.Baird, M.Hilley, E.Cross, M.McGrath, J.Kane, S.Kavanagh, S.O’Se, D.Robinson, J.McElrone, T.Britton, A.Britton, J.McManus, M.O’Riordan, P.Carr, G.Britton, I.McCuban

SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S: Under 8’s. The three 8’s teams took on teams from Buncrana, Red Hughs and Naomh Colmcille. They won all games. Well done boys. Under 12’s. Mac Cumhaills 3-08 Buncrana 2-07. Seniors/Reserves V Naomh Mhuire Seniors were beat by a point. 1-08 to 0-10. Reserves drew 0-11 each.

Fixtures: U14 Football. Home to Cloughaneely. Wed. Quarter Finals Div 1 Championship.

U12 Hurlers Home to Lk Gaels. Thur.

U16 Hurlers Away to Lk Gaels. Thur.

Senior/Reserves Home to Bundoran. Sat.

U10 Football. Venue TBC

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update any information as soon as we receive

Please return your prediction competition sheet no later than Sat 21st.If you would like to take a sheet, please contact Alan Martin 0861723899 or Luke Gavigan 0877980865, or you can get one from the bar.

There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 1,11, 13 and 14. There was 2 match 3 winner. Elaine Dooley and Liz Clarke bothe receive €75.

Congratulations to our Under 12’s who became Northern board champions today.They played two matches in the Scarvey in Buncrana this afternoon. In the semi final they played St Eunan’s, beating them 5-11 to 2-10. In the final Mac Cumhaill’s played brilliantly, excelling in all area’s of the pitch, and eventually ran out winners 5-12 to 1-08.

Our second U12 team was also in action in Buncrana, and were beaten by a single point by a strong St Eunan’s team. They then played Buncrana in the 3rd/4th place play off.They showed tremendous effort and determination to win the match on a scoreline of 3-08 to 2-07.

These were two brilliant results for Mac Cumhaills. Congratulations to all concerned. We’re all looking forward to supporting the boys in the County Semi Final now. Club socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 -35.Also we have new gear bags for sale. €15. These can be purchased from the club on Tue and Wed at 7.00pm

ERNE GAELS: Lotto: Numbers drawn: 10, 18, 20, 24. No Jackpot Winner. 3 Lucky Dip Winners were: K.C. Brereton, Oran Gormley & Robbie Likely Next Weeks Jackpot will be: £1,050

A Major word of thanks must go to the hard working staff of The Fiddlestone Bar, Especially Cormack ,ably assisted by Goldie, our Gourmet Chefs on the night. Another Major Thank You goes to our Food Sponsors on the night.

You know who you are, and we would like to convey our appreciation on such a wonderful gesture.

Thanks to 2011 Minor Champions who turned out in Force, as did the 2011 Division 2 Champions to collect their medals.

Photos of the winners, are posted on Our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy.

To Our Master Of Ceremonies, John Joe, Our Photographer Paul, and Peter who did trojan work behind the scenes Thank you one and all. (if we have left anyone out, we do sincerely apologise)

Results from the past week:

Reserve B FC Qtr Final

Erne Gaels 1-15 v Belnaleck 1-8

League 1: Erne Gaels 4-11 v Newtownbutler 0-6

League 1 - Roslea 1-10 v Erne Gaels 1-0

Fixtures For Coming Week:

Thursday 19th July - Under 16 Section A Pairc na hEirne

7:30 PM Erne Gaels --- v Roslea

Saturday 21st July Football League 1 Pairc na hEirne

7:30 PM Erne Gaels --- v Teemore

TIR CHONAILL GAELS: The Tir Chonaill Gaels Junior team went to Goodmayes, East London to play Thomas McCurtains in their 1st round Junior championship game and came away with a great win 1-11 to 1-8. Not too many people in London give the Gaels any hope of winning against one of the championship favourites but our lads played a great game. Manager Michael Cunningham pulled of a blinder during the week and got London senior manager and Gaels man Paul Coggins to work with his squad in the build up to this game and it worked a treat.

Playing against a breeze in the 1st half the Gaels held their own but did concede a late goal to let the McCurtain’s lead by four points at half time, 1-6 to 0-5. However the Gaels dominated the second half with outstanding performances all over the pitch. They only conceded two points to Mc Curtains in the second half, whilst TCG scored 1-6. Clive Mills scoring a goal which came from the hard working Kieran Cunningham who had an excellent game throughout.

However, the Gaels defence was outstanding all day with Kevin McFadden, Cormac McGarvey, Gerard Geraghty, Stefan Carr and Philip Butler standing firm all day. Whilst at mid-field Gavin McEvoy and Paddy Flynn out shone their opponents with Gavin converting two 45s at vital times.

Up front Brendan Scannell, Kieran Cunningham, Donal Geraghty, Clive Mills, Tommy Moriarty and Liam Gaviighan were outstanding with Kieran Cunningham winning his fair share of ball and fought hard all day.

It was a wonderful team performance and manager Michael Cunningham will have the task of keeping their feet firmly on the ground because if they can perform like this for the remaining games the lads could have a great season. Well done lads and next up is Shalloe Pearces on Sunday 29th July.

Fixtures: For this week’s fixtures please check the club website or local papers for details.

All Britain Competition: This weekend will see the inaugural “O’Neill’s” All Britain Competition (ABC) taking place at Tir Chonaill Park, Greenford from the 20th July - 22nd July.

The weekend promises to be a family event filled with fun and excitement with games taking place from Friday 20th July culminating with the finals being played on Sunday 22nd July.

There will be a marquee serving food on-site all day and each player will get one meal per day free of charge.

In addition to this, entertainment will be provided over the course of the weekend with Irish dancing as well as traditional Irish music.

The Competition seeks to highlight the hard work and commitment of the various volunteers throughout Britain as well as providing children from all over Britain with an opportunity to compete and test their skills against their peers.

If you have any question regarding the All Britain Competition or are interested in becoming a sponsor please do not hesitate to contact the committee secretary via email mark.gottsche.cda.london@gaa.ie

King of the Alps: Long serving club member Frank Glynn reached new boundaries last week when he completed a stage of the tour de France over the Alps. Frank now at an age where he should be attending Bingo sessions done the gruelling 150k climb the day before the big boys in a slightly slower time!!

Lotto results for 12/07/2012, Jackpot £1,700. Numbers drawn 2-3-6-16

No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, E Mc Bride, c/o British Queen, Billy Byres, c/o Conningham Arms, Martin Kelly, c/o British Queen, T Milne, c/o BP

This week’s jackpot £1,750 play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com

Training - Nursery / U8 / U10 / U12

Training for the above age groups has now finished for the summer break and will resume in September. TCG would like to wish all its players and families a restful summer holiday.

A busy week for the U14s, last Wed saw them play North London Shamrocks in the Shield semi-final. Despite the weather TCG got off to a good start with scores from Sean Rice, whilst Harry O Donovan made some great saves at the other end.

Half time saw TCG leading by 2 points. Coming back after the break TCG, showing a fantastic team spirit, were really determined to win. NLS made some good scores but the game finished with the final score in TCG’s favour 4-7 to NLS 2-3.

A squad of 22 made the journey to Mitcham on a very damp Saturday for the League semi final and final. Our opposition for the first game was Dulwich with the half time score 1-4 to 4pts. Some brilliant play saw TCG take the lead by 3 pts but Dulwich got a lucky goal followed by a quick point, leaving them the eventual winners at full time. Round Towers were up next and TCG were narrowly pipped at the post with Round Towers winning with a 2 point lead over TCG. Thank you to all the players for their dedication in playing on what was a miserably wet day.

U14 Training / Shield Final: Training this Monday (16th) in preparation for the Shield Final against Round Towers on Wednesday (18th - weather permitting).

ABC Tournament - 20th-22nd July - Greenford: TCG would like to welcome,and wish all the teams taking part in the ABC Tournament being held at Greenford the very best of luck in their individual competitions. All welcome to come along and support the players / the tournament over the three days.

Congratulations: To Youth Board Members Phil and Judy Butler as they celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Well Done To Michael Cunningham (Youth Chairman) and his TCG Junior Team with a 1-11 win over Thomas Mcurtains 1-8 in the first round of the Junior Championship at Goodmayes. Next game is against Shalloe Pearces on Sunday 29th July.

FANAD GAELS: Numbers drawn were, 1, 3, 8, 14, 20 Bonus 7. No jackpot winner. €100 Catherine Heraghty, Ballymagowan. €50 Catherine Heraghty, Ballymagowan. Next weeks draw in The Lighthouse Tavern, jackpot €4750.

Singing Pub: The results from the singing pubs for the weekend past are as follows:

Paddy Jack’s: Winner: Aidan Friel. Runner-Up: Kevin Friel. The Village Inn: Winner: Áine Fealty. Runner-Up: Brendan Friel. Atlantic House: Winner: Margaret Friel. Runner-Up: Denise Coll.

Well done to all. This weeks venues are, McBride’s Bar, Rossnakill on Friday, 20th, and The Fanad Lodge on Saturday 21st. Come along and vote for your favourite singer.

30th Anniversary: Gaeil Fhánada celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year, and as a way to mark the occasion we are organising a few events for the August bank holiday weekend. We are looking for some old pictures, news paper clippings, memorabilia etc.. for the weekend. Anyone with any of this stuff could you please contact either Fiona on 0851555645 or Declan on 0862070468.

Under 13 Girls: Under 13 girls training every Wednesday evening in Trialough from 7.00 to 8.00pm. For further information contact John on 0863941089.

Under 10 Blitz: Gaeil Fhánada host the under 10 blitz this Saturday 21st in Portsalon starting at 11.00am sharp.

Under 8 Blitz: Gaeil Fhánada will host an under 8 blitz next Saturday 28th in Portsalon. For further info contact Martin on 0749163472.

Donegal Under 16 Girls: The Donegal under 16 girls team have reached the Ulster final after defeating Armagh in the semi’s. They now face Tyrone in the final, date to be confirmed later. One of our club members, Aisling McDermott, is on the panel, best of luck from all in the club.

Ulster Final: Best of luck to our county team this Sunday in the Ulster final against Down.

ARDARA: Commiserations to Ardara senior ladies trio Aoife McDonnell, Aoife Watters and Ciara D. Shovlin who were part of the Donegal panel which lost out to a strong Monaghan in the Ulster final on Sunday in Clones.

Good luck to both Paddy McGrath and Pat Shovlin who are part of the Donegal set-up that goes in search of the county’s second successive Ulster SFC title in Clones on Sunday.

Tickets will be given out for the Ulster final in Doherty’s Bar this Friday night between 8.30 and 9.30pm. All tickets booked must be collected.

A clothes bank is now present at Pearse Memorial Park and any old garments can be disposed off there.

The club would like to extend its gratitude to Dr McEniff of the Clochan Liath club for his swift attendance to Damien Diver at the weekend during our All-County League game in Rosses Park.

The seniors lost out to Dungloe at the weekend while the reserves came away with a good victory from Rosses Park. Both sides are once again in action this Saturday night away to Gaoth Dobhair at 6 and 7.30pm.

The third team are next in action on Sunday, July 29 at home against Glenfin at 3pm.

This years Minor Board Family day takes place on Sunday 5th of August in Pearse Memorial Park. This year all proceeds will go to Down Syndrome. Bouncy Castles, Mums, Dads and Kiddies Races, Over 40s Match - Ardara v Glenties this year! and much much more. Please support.

Over 125 kids attended our Summer Camp this week.

Well done to the Under-14 girls team who won the County B final on Wednesday in Fintra against Four Masters.

The Minor Board are doing a Guess the Score for the Ulster Final as a fund-raiser. Anyone who sells a full card will receive a Free Club Kitbag. Anyone interested in taking a card should text Gerard on 087-7087438.

CLG Ard a Ratha would like to offers its deepest sympathy to the Breslin family, Moagh, on the tragic death of Sorcha. To her father and mother, Leonard and Helen, her brother Cathal, and to all the extended Breslin family we extend our sincerest condolences.

TERMON: Best of luck to Michael Boyle, Jim, Rory and the entire Donegal squad who compete in the Ulster final this Sunday against Down in Clones this Sunday. Heres hoping we will have back to back Ulster titles to celebrate for the first time in Donegals history.

Minor Board

The Termon GAA community was once again thrown into a state of shock and sadness on Saturday evening as the terrible news broke of the tragic death of Jamie Toner. We cannot imagine the despair of his parents James and Roisin and his older sister Lynn at the loss of such a wonderful young son and brother. Jamie only joined us in the past few years and yet made a lasting impression on the boys who were fortunate enough to play with him on last year’s U12 team and even more so with those who got to coach him.

His endless enthusiasm and desire to become the best he could defied his young age. Little did we think we would have him with us for such a short time and how we wish we could once again turn back time. Our deepest sympathies go to his Parents, sister, extended family as well as his classmates in Stramore N.S. who will have a huge void in their school life when they return in September.

Thanks to all who assisted with the U8 blitz at The Burn Road on Saturday morning. Fanad and St Eunans proved to be popular guests with players and parents alike enjoying the games. Well done to Paddy and David on the great work with this bunch of stars of the future. Special thanks to Joe Mc Cusker and Conor Murray, our two young whistlers who did a magnificent job and to all the mothers for the great spread of food .

This Saturday our U8s travel to St Nauls for a series of games. The boys and girls are looking forward to this, their “tour” for 2012 and we hope to see all our U8s in attendance. The bus will depart from the Burn Road at 9.40 and return by 3pm. Any queries contact Paddy on 087 2175234. Pack a rain coat for your child just in case!

This weeks planned u10 Blitz has been postponed and coaching will take place as usual at 10.30am on Saturday morning. U6 boys and girls, U10 boys and girls and U12 girls coaching at 10.30am at the Burn Road.

The u14 Championship game will take place on Monday next 23rd at 7.30 at the Burn Road. Best of luck to Bernard, Paul and Pauric and all the boys. Come along on Monday evening and show this team your support.

The u12 season came to an end in Buncrana on Saturday morning. The As suffered a defeat at the hands of the host club but the Bs recorded another great victory. Thanks to all the boys for their commitment and high quality entertainment they offered during the year and a huge thanks to PJ, Andy and Brendan for all their time and efforts.

Ladies Board: The u12 girls completed their season with a blitz away in Glenswilly. The club would like to thank the girls for all their effort during the year and to Lisa McGlynn who managed the team and Petra, Orlaith, Anne and Dara who helped throughout the year.

Commiserations to the 5 Termon girls who represented Donegal in the Ulster final on Sunday. Sadly on the day Monaghan proved too strong.

Mens Board: Our senior and reserves take on Muff this Saturday evening in another crucial league encounter at the Burn Road. Throw in at 6 and 7.30 respectively.

Next Tuesday the 24th our u21s take on Carndonagh at the Burn Road at 7.30. Good luck to the boys and hopefully as many people as possible will come out to support the team.

Termon GAA 5k: The club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way to organise and run the 5k last Thursday evening. The race/walk was a great success and we hope to make this an annual event in the future. Who knew we had so many budding athletes in our midst!

NAOMH COLUMBA: Well done to both our seniors and reserves on their good wins over Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening. This sees both teams at the top of their divsions. We host Downings this weekend, with games set for Saturday evening at Páirc na nGael. Reserves throw in at 6pm, and seniors at 7.30pm.

Our ladies were unlucky to lose out in Lifford last Wednesday evening, despite a strong showing in the second half. The return leg takes place this Friday evening, with a 7.30pm throw-in at Páirc na nGael. In underage news, our under 12s executed a fantastic display in Ardara on Friday evening last, to overcome Kilcar in the Southwest Final. Well done to everyone involved in another great underage victory for the club.

At the time of going to press, both our under 14s and minors were due to be in action on Wednesday evening. Our minors are due to play Bundoran in the league final, while our under 14s travel to Ballintra to face Naomh Bríd in the championship. Our under 8s will host a blitz on Saturday morning at 11am. Anyone interested in helping out on the day is urged to come along. CLG Naomh Columba, in conjunction with The Reveller Bar, Donegal Town, are organising a charity cycle as part of our fundraising efforts for Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

The cycle will depart from the Diamond in Donegal Town at 12 noon on Sunday, September 9th, and will make its way to Glencolmcille. Estimated time of arrival in Glen is 5-6pm. A barbeque and table quiz will be held afterwards in the Glen Head Tavern. We are currently looking for cyclists to take part in the challenge. All participants will be given sponsorship cards, and asked to raise a minimum of €50. Please get in touch with us via facebook., or call into the Reveller Bar for further details. On August 5th, the Glen under 16 team of 1992 will reunite to play a Glen/Ardara select, with all funds raised going towards Temple Street.

The game will start at 6pm, and will be followed on Sunday night by music in the marquee by the Logues. The event promises to be entertaining, and we hope to see good support from the community. Tickets for the Ulster final will be distributed from the clubhouse on Thursday evening, and we would ask that all tickets are paid for on collection. We wish Jim and the lads the very best of luck on Sunday. Tír Chonaill abú!