What’s happening around the GAA Clubs in Donegal. Below is a full and comprehensive round-up of all club activities.
AN CLOCHAN LIATH: Ba iad 6, 8, 15 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €3,000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Margaret Martin Quay Road, Martina Reilly St. Peter’s Tce., Mary and Tony Forrestal Sheskinarone, Agnes Murray Burtonport agus Anna Duffy.
Bhain Margaret Reilly as St. Peter’s Tce., Eileen Gallagher as Glenties, Mary Boyle as Upper Belcruit agus Kathleen O’Donnell as Bunnaman €100 ag an Bhingo.
The 10th draw in the forth series of the 200 Club was held on Sunday night the 26th of May at the bingo and the winners are as follows for the month of May,
1st €1,000 – Mary Gallagher as Leffin, 2nd €500 – Joe McDevitt as Annagry, 3rd €300 – Dolly McCole as Maghery, 4th €100 – Mary McGrath as Chapel Road, 5th €100 – Dylan and Mark Boyle as Diamond.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a very successful night in Stepping stones bar for ‘Up for the match’ on Friday night with special guests Brian McGuigan, Liam Donnelly (Father of Mattie Donnelly, Tyrone player), Noel Hegarty and John Joe Doherty. A great night’s entertainment with the Solan sisters, John Paul Mutt and De-railed providing the music. Special mention to Tony Boyle who organized the event, but was unable to attend.
The Donegal minors were represented by our very own Jack and Owen Scally who played Tyrone in the Ulster minor championship, great credit to them on a typical tigerish and tough display in the full back line and a special mention for Jack O’Brien from Naomh Mhuire who also had a fine game in the all Rosses full back line.
The Seniors were in league action away to Termon and were beaten on a score-line of An Clochan Liath 0-12 Termon 1-12. Best for Dungloe was Corey Gallagher.
Congratulations to the Donegal Team who beat Tyrone last Sunday and especially to Mark and Patrick.
Championship week this week with our Seniors and Reserves playing at home to Glenswilly on Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm. The club will be asking for your help again on Sunday with stewarding.
There is a club executive meeting this Thursday at 9pm in the tearooms. There is a club meeting on Thursday week at 9pm in the tearooms.
Well done to our U-12 team who took part in two blitzes at the weekend, at home on Friday and in Na Rossa on Monday.
No winner of the lotto jackpot. Numbers were 8, 20, 23 and 25 and lotto plus numbers were 1, 3, 7 and 17. Consolation prizes went to John Francis Doogan, John McGuinness, Killybegs, Con Haughey.
Lotto teams for next weekend are Noel McGinley and Paul O’Donnell (Saturday), John Curran and Kevin Doogan (Sunday).
Bingo; There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Winners on the night were €70 to Joan McGuinness, Tina Haughey, Sally McHugh, Rose McFadden, €80 Suzanne McShane, €150 Patricia Cunningham.
GLENFIN: Lotto numbers for 21st of May. 2, 4, 5, 8, 7, 6, 3 and 1. Pat O’Connor matched the first three numbers and won €60. Our Reserves drew with Naomh Mhuire at home on Sunday: 1-4 to 0-7. Our Reserves and Seniors are away to MacCumhails this Saturday evening at 6pm and 7.30pm in the Championship.
NAOMH COLMCILLE: The seniors and reserves both got back to winning ways this week with away wins at Red Hughs on Saturday evening.
Naomh Colmcille seniors travelled to Red Hughs after recent reverses against Fanad Gaels in the league and Championship, and came away with both points after a vital victory. Final score Red Hughs 0-6 2-6 Naomh Colmcille. Downings are next up in the league away on Saturday.
The reserves made it six league wins out of the last seven games with a four-point win against Red Hughs. Final score Red Hughs 1-5 1-9 Naomh Colmcille. The next game is against Downings away on Saturday.
Well done to the U-10s who competed in their first Northern board blitz of the year at Buncrana on Saturday.
The U-12s travelled to Convoy for their first Go Games match of the year on Monday. The green team lost out in their match, but the yellow team, despite going behind to an early goal, recovered well and recorded a great victory.
The club’s Run for Funds 2013 takes place on Friday and Saturday at Kernans Eurospar and Pairc Colmcille. Children who collect €30 or more will be entered into a spot prize draw. Please support this vital club fundraiser.
Naomh Colmcille are entering a team for the national U-14 Feile competition being held in Derry from 28-30 June 2013. A quiz night is being organised for Thursday June 6th, with proceeds being used for training / playing gear for the Feile team clubhouse.
The Naomh Colmcille Cul Camp is due to take place on 8-12 July.
NAOMH ULTAN: Royal Flush Draw results were 10, 15, 19 and 24. Consolation prizes went to Brendan O’Donnell, Liam Moran and Colm Shovlin. A reminder to all in the parish there is clothes bank just outside the grounds of the clubhouse and it can be used anytime. All proceeds made goes back to the club so please try your best to support.
Both senior and reserve sides were in action against Urris on Saturday last with mixed results in the end. The reserve side had a good win on a score line of 1-11 to 1-6. The seniors weren’t as lucky as they lost off 1-14 to 1-10. Next week sees two sets of fixtures, first away to Pettigo on Friday evening then at home to Letterkenny Gaels on Bank holiday Monday.
ST MARY’S CONVOY: Lotto result AM, OY, RN, MH. U-8s have a blitz on Saturday away to St Eunans in Letterkenny Kevin will get details to children on Friday . Blitz Dates are Convoy June 15th, MacCumhaill’s 29th June, Convoy July 13th. Contact is Kevin Corby 0868722535.
U-10s had their first blitz away to Castlefin on Saturday. Next Blitz away to Newtown June 8th. U-12 boys won at home to Buncrana 4-9 to 3-4. The next game away to Glenfin on Monday.
It’s that time again and St Mary’s have launched their 1st big fundraiser of the year the club will be Hosting red or black in Mannies on Sunday.
A limited amount of tickets priced at €10 are now available and
the overall winner stands a chance of winning €500. Contact L.Mc Mullan
0876134988 and S. Barnett 0877766086 for Tickets asap.
URRIS: Referee Refresher Course and Umpire Course for details contact Adrian 0879810304. Next Meeting On Wednesday 12th June at 8.30pm. Match and Win numbers 11, 15, 16, 19. No Jackpot Winner. Consolation Winners Were Kevin Kelly & Jim Kelly Dunaff, Shannon, Fr Charlie Logue Tullagh, Teresa Flynn No13 Tullagh, John Kelly Gaddyduff.
Inishowen League U14’s Moville v Urris at 7pm Friday, U-10’s Urris v Muff 11am Saturday.
U-8’s played away to Burt. We had 24 children that travelled and all got a game. Again three matches took place at the same time.
Seniors: Naomh Ultan 1-10 Urris 1-14 Reserves: Naomh Ultan 1-10 Urris 1-6.
Home to Letterkenny Gaels Saturday. Ladies away to Termon 12 noon Sunday
Slotto: There was no winner of the Slotto this week. The consolation prize of €80 went to Alan Mc Groary, Drimarone. Numbers drawn were 6 3 7 1 2 4 5. Next week’s Jackpot will be €370.
Games: The U10’s will have a great opportunity this Sunday to play in Mac Cumhaill Park in Ballybofey this Sunday just a week after Donegal bet Tyrone there. They will play MacCumhaill’s at 12.15pm so if all players could be there before 12pm.
The U12 girls will also be playing MacCumhaill’s on the same day at 1pm so they will all need to be der by 12.30. Unfortunately there will be no bus on this occasion.
The U10’s will also be hosting another home blitz on Saturday the 8th of June at 11am in Mountcharles. Killybegs and Ballyshannon will be travelling to us for that. All help from Parents again would be greatly appreciated and also if any Senior Ladies/Men could help out on this morning it would be appreciated also.
The U12 boys will start their games off next Monday 3rd at home to Four Masters at 6.30 in Mountcharles.
The club would like to congratulate some of our underage players who have been picked on county panels, such as, Enda O Haigen (U12/14) who played at half time on Sunday at the Donegal game, well done Enda. To Daragh Kelly and Gavin Mulreany who are doing very well on the County U15 development squad and to Daniel Brennan who has been picked on the U16 County panel. Well done to you all boys, keep the good work up!
The senior men our out this weekend against Ballyshannon, they were very unfortunate at the weekend against Downings not to come home with 2 points as it ended in a draw but at least it’s another point to add to the table and they are still undefeated in the league. The seniors have been drawn away to Carndonagh in the first round of the championship which will be on the 9th of June.
A great win this evening for the St. Nauls ladies down in Gweedore in a very entertaining match. It was a very hard fought battle against a great team but the girls game out the winners scoring 4-12 to 2-16. Well done to the panel of 20 that travelled down was a great team effort and everyone fought hard to the very end. Which leaves them 2nd on the table with 2 games in hand. They will play one of these games away to Letterkenny Gaels this Sunday. Good luck to all teams out in action this week.
I would like to ask all managers/coaches again of all underage teams to send me on any match details of when games are on, results etc. So that I can advertise, wish them luck or congratulate the teams in the club notes. Contact me on 0879836145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was no winner of last weeks lotto.The numbers drawn were 15,23,25,28.Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Ann Marie Kelly, Creeslough and Evelyn Whyte,Ardara.This weeks jackpot is 2,300 Euro
The club would like to thank everyone who helped to make the club draw a great sucess especially all the ticket sellers,sponsor of prizes Harcourt Hotel Dublin and Kavanaghs Super Value Ballybofey.The draw was held last Friday night and a big thank you to John Francis,Ben and Laura for the music in Leos,Philip Gallagher our quiz master the Community Centre committee,tea ladies,Ben Craig for the quiz,ladies Gaa for organising raffle and everyone who came out and supported the night.The 1st prize of 2 All Ireland tickets and accommodation in Hartcourt Hotel and 500 Euro spending money went to Mark Byrne,Wexford Australia and 2nd prize of 2 tickets for the Donegal/Tyrone game went to Cathal Ferry,Gweedore
Well done to Jim,Leo,Anthony,Dermott,Marty and the Donegal team on their victory over Tyrone last Sunday.
Good luck to the seniors and reserves who are at home to Cloughaneely in the championship this Sunday at 1.30pm and 3pm
Well done to Rory, Ross, Eamonn and the Donegal team on a tremendous performance against the Red Hands on Sunday in Ballybofey. They march on to a meeting with Derry or Down on June 23rd. Unfortunlately the Minors were let down by some wayward shooting as they made a disappointing exit to the championship.
The Seniors will begin the defence of the Dr. Maguire Cup with a home game against Malin on Saturday evening. Throw-in at 7:30pm.
The Reserves travelled to Malin on Saturday evening and came away with a big win on a score of 2-12 to 0-08 and they will do it all again at 6pm this Saturday evening in the championship.
The Juniors made the short trip to Glenswilly on Friday evening and got another win to keep up their impressive start to the league. They are on their travels once again this week as they head for Glenfin with day and time tbc.
The Senior hurlers went down to defeat against MacCumhaills last week in a high scoring game and they have no game this week. The Donegal hurlers had another fantastic win in a memorable season as they defeated Monaghan to reach the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup in a couple of week’s time in Croke Park. The club has 4 players on Ray Durack’s panel, Sean McVeigh, Colm Flood, Conor McVeigh and Kevin Meehan as well as coach Adrian Gaffney.
The U14 boys footballers defeated Letterkenny Gaels in the 1st round of the championship and will take on the winner of the N. Padraig, Muff v Convoy game.
The James Gallagher Cup was played for on Saturday with Buncrana, MacCumhaills and Robert Emmett’s the guests and the trophy was retained for the third year in a row. The U12’s travel to Cloughaneely this Monday night while the U11’s will host N. Padraig, Lifford on Wednesday evening in the Park.
The U14 Hurlers had a fine win over Aodh Ruadh last Thursday in their last League fixture. They await details of final League table positions for their playoff opponents. The Minor Hurling League B Final has been set for Thursday the 27th of June in MacCumhaill Park at 7pm. U16 and Minor Hurling Training continues every Tuesday at 5pm.
St. Eunan’s U12 Camogie recorded their first win against Burt this year in O’Donnell Park on Monday night. Camogie for U12, U10 and U8’s training every week in O’Donnell Park.
Thanks to James Friel and John Coleman for their excellent organisation of this year’s Golf Scramble. It was a great success once again.
There were 5 match 3 winner’s in this week’s Lotto draw and they win €20 each, the numbers drawn were: 8-10-19-23. Eugene Dowling, Kiltoy; Patrick Halvey, Meadowhill; Sharon Ferguson, The Grange (all card); Michael Kyle, Oldtown and Zico, c/o Adrian (both Adrian).
Congratulations to the Donegal team and management on their victory over Tyrone in the Ulster Quarter final on Sunday last in Ballybofey. St. Michael’s were represented by Colm McFadden and Martin McElhinney on the day and they were also represented by Scoil Mhuire Creeslough pupil Carlos O’Reilly who took part in the mini games at half time. Daniel McLaughlin is also a member of the squad.
Both teams are away to Bundoran in the Championship this weekend check press for day and time.
We are at home to Kilcar also in the championship the following weekend.
The Club would like to thank everyone who supported the very successful Bazaar in the Clubhouse on Friday evening last.
All County League
In the All County League on Saturday evening last the reserves defeated Ardara by 1-10 to 0-8. The St. Michael’s scorers were Raymond McLaughlin 0-5, Lee Carr 0-3, Michael Cannon 1-0, Martin Breslin 0-1.
St. Michael’s Under 10’s are holding a fun 10K Fundraiser on Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd with a guided walk around Hornhead.
Registration at the Clubhouse from 10am and the walk begins at 11am.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome and all support/anyone available to help with teas refreshments will be greatly appreciated.
St. Michael’s are holding a “Scrap Saturday” on Saturday 8th June, all metals plus TV’s Fridges etc. This would be an ideal way to get rid of any unwanted metal that is lying around the house. All scrap is to be left at the Pitch at the Bridge only.
St. Michael’s Lotto Rota
The names of the St. Michael’s Lotto Sellers in Dunfanaghy on 1st June Dunfanaghy Gerard Gallagher and Danny Langan Junior, Creeslough Antoin McFadden and Michael McGinley. 8th June Dunfanaghy John McFadden and James Alcorn, Creeslough Caolan McGee and Andrew Kelly. 15th June Dunfanaghy Ciaran Rock Gallagher and Peter Witherow, Creeslough Michael Cannon and Lorcan McDaid.
Anyone who cannot do this important weekly task for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were4,5,10,11,12,16; ,there were no match 5 winners. Seventeen people matched 4 and their names were drawn. The winner of the €100 was Joanne McFeely Harbour Heights Dunfanaghy who won €100.
This weeks Jackpot will be €3250.
The winner €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was Ann Lafferty Creeslough.
This weeks Snowball at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy at 8pm in the Ozanam Community Centre will be €4520 on 45 Nos or less.
St. Michael’s Minor Board
if anyone has any comments or suggestions regarding this years Parish League or how we can improve for next year please contact one of the committee members.
Should anyone have any unwanted or unused cups/mugs we would appreciate their donation to the Clubhouse.
This years Cul Camp will take place from Monday July 29th until Friday August 2nd 2013.
Training continues at the Bridge on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm with the bus leaving Creeslough at 6.15pm.
The under 12’s played St. Eunans at the Bridge on Monday evening. Both the A and B teams were overpowered by very strong St. Eunans teams but all the players battled right to the final whistle. Training will continue on Wednesday evening at the Bridge at 6.45pm. the next game is away to Gweedore on Monday June 3rd.
Our under 10’s were away to Gweedore last Saturday morning with a good squad of 19 considering confirmation taking place. The A’s won all three games with good performances from Anthony Hunter and Jack Roarty. The B’s won two of their three games with special performances from Odhrán Toye and Johnny Trearty.
Our next blitz is away to Termon on Saturday morning June 8th with Gaoth Dobhair a
Under 10’s Training continues at the Bridge on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.20pm until 8pm with the bus leaving Creeslough at 6pm.
Any enquires to Gavin McGinley on 0866479121.
St. Michael’s Under 10’s are holding a fun 10K Fundraiser on Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd with a guided walk around Hornhead.
Registration at the Clubhouse from 10am and the walk begins at 11am.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome and all support/anyone available to help with teas refreshments will be greatly appreciated.
Our next blitz takes place in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny at 11am this Saturday June 1st with St.Eunan’s A’s Gaoth Dobhair and Convoy also taking part. Bus leaving Creeslough at 10am.
Please remember your gumshields.
Training will now take place at the Bridge on Tuesday evenings from 6pm until 7.30pm with the bus leaving Creeslough at 6pm.
€3 for the blitz and Gum shields must be worn.
Four Masters Lotto: One lucky member scooped the jackpot this week, congratulations to Marie Feely, Drimeena, Lough Eske, who was the lucky winner of €2000. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 15 and 19. This is the third lucky winner since the beginning of the year. The lotto is a crucial element of the Club and ensures that the Club can sustain itself and has the ability to continue developing. Please support the Club and put yourself in the position of winning some money. To play the lotto please speak with Paul Timoney on 087 2791305. Next week’s lotto stands at €1000. The draw will take place Monday 3rd June.
Four Masters U10 Blitz: The Under 10’s competed in a very entertaining blitz in Tir Conaill Park on Saturday morning, 25th May. The Club hosted teams from Dungloe and Killybegs. The Four Masters boys won four out of the five games they played. Great credit must go to all the boys who represented the Club on the day, their hard work and dedication on the training pitch was very evident in their play. Special thanks to all who helped especially the refs and the ladies who did the refreshments.
U8 Hurling: The Four Masters U8 hurlers travelled to Aodh Rua to compete in a blitz involving, Aodh Rua, Setanta and young hurlers from, Drumcliffe-Rosses Point GAA. A great display of hurling took place for two hours and all children put in great effort. Well done!
U8 Blitz: Ronan Boyle’s U8’s will take to the field in Tirchonaill Park on Saturday 1st June at 12 noon. They will meet Dungloe and Aodh Rua. Good luck to all children involved. U8 footballers train every Monday 6.30 – 7.30.
Championship: The very best of luck to the Senior and Senior Reserves who are in Ardara this Sunday. Reserves game starts at 5.00pm. Seniors playing at 6.30pm. Please try to get along to support the boys.
Ladies U16B County Final: The very best of luck to U16B Ladies who will face Milford in the County Final on Friday 31st May - venue will be Convoy or Killygordan. 7pm throw in.
NA CEALLA BEAGA:
Well done to the Donegal Senior team on their impressive victory over Tyrone on Sunday last.
The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 15, 16, 19, 21. No match three winner of. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €750. Sellers for Saturday the 1st June are Mairead Gallagher, Bridie Molloy, Pat McBride, Conal Molloy.
There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000.
The Reserve team lost away to four Masters last Saturday by two points, losing by nine points at halftime they made a spirited comeback in the second half but had too much to do after the poor first half showing.
The U14 team defeated Naomh Brid in the divisional league semi final, they now play Naomh Columba in the divisional final.
The under 10 teams travelled to Donegal Town on Saturday last for their first blitz of the season. They played two games each against Four Masters and An Clothan Liath. Well done to all players who played especially to the younger players who were making their first appearance at under 10. Training continues every Wednesday at 6pm and also now on Saturday mornings.
The under 8 teams played Ardara in ardara last saturday morning with two very exciting games. The first Blitz is on this Saturday morning the 1st of June in Fintra at 11.00am, all players to be up at 10.30, training continues Thursday at 6.00pm.
The Club are holding a 5k Run / Walk at the end of June, more details to follow shortly.
REALT NA MARA, BUNDORAN
Its championship this weekend with St Michaels playing Realt na Mara Bundoran in the first game of the new league format for the championship. The senior game throws in at 3.00 and the Reserve game at 1.30. Brian McEniff, assisted by Bosco Moohan, is taking temporary charge of the team following the resignation of Joe Keaney on Monday.
The u-14s had two good wins either side of the weekend, beating Naomh Conall in the League semi-final on Friday in Dunkineely on a 1-14 to 3-6 scoreline and winning at home against Four Masters in a pulsating championship match On Modnay evening, 6-12 to 5-8. They play Ardara in the Donegal Adventure Centre league final on Saturday at a venue yet to be confirmed.
The 2013 Belle of Bundoran is in the Great Northern Hotel tomorrow night, Friday May 31st as Colleen Granaghan hands over her crown. Tickets are still available and can be bought on the night at €20 per person. Eclipse Cinemas showed the Donegal Tyrone Ulster championship quarterfinal live on Sunday with the proceeds donated to Bord na nÓg and the club want to express their thanks to John and Tony for their generousity.
Congratulations to Michael, Neil and Gary and all in the Donegal camp on a fantastic victory over Tyrone on Sunday. We are all so proud of you lads. May the success continue. Well done to everyone in their efforts with preparing the hall for the big occasion and making it a memorable day. So it’s now back to the club scene for all the lads and what more intriguing could you ask for than a Championship opener against Kilcar. Yes it is all roads leading to Towney for the reserve throw-in at 1.30 and the seniors at 3 on Sunday June 2nd. The reserves maintained their impressive run in the league with a victory over Bundoran away on Saturday evening past on a score of 2-04 to 0-07. The third team were beaten by St Eunans on Friday evening. In a game of the proverbial two halves, Glenswilly battled hard in the second half, but unfortunately lost by 1 point on a score of 1-07 to 1-06,they will play McCools on Friday at home at 7.30. At underage, the U-14’s have
a game v Cloughaneely at home on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Our U-12 team beat Letterkenny Gaels 2-08 to 0-06 on Monday night and will travel to the Burn road to play Termon next Monday,3rd of June. The lotto numbers for this week are 2,7,18 and 24.Match 2 winner is Caolan McGettigan of Milford. Next weeks jackpot is €2380 and sellers are Maggie Anne McDaid and laura Gallagher. Finally, the Club send’s best wishes to Joe Gibbons and his bride to be Susannah Temple on their big day on Saturday June 1st.May you have many happy and healthy years together.
The 2nd team travelled to Glenfin on Sunday morning last and came from 5 points down at half-time to secure a draw, keeping an experienced home team score-less in the 2nd half with a good battling display from all the team. Final score Glenfin 1-04 Naomh Muire 0-07.
Both senior and reserve teams have a 3 week break from games as the senior championship takes place. The next scheduled division 2 league game is on the 16th June away to Cloich Cheann Fhaola.
Peil na mBan / Ladies
The u16 girls team exited the championship at the semi-final stages of the competition in Milford last Monday night to an excellent Moville side. Moville lead from start to finish and will be hard to beat in the final. Well done management and players for getting to the play off stages and we will push harder next year to get the silverware.
Training for U-14 girls is Tuesday and Thursday in the Banks from 6 to 7pm. All girls are asked to make a big effort now to make training on both nights girls as the first game is on the 8th of June against Dungloe.
On Monday evening the U-14 Girls squad will be presented with a new set of strips by Aerport Dhún na nGall. It’s great that local companies like Donegal Airport are willing to sponsor our teams and in these hard times for businesses it’s all the more appreciated by our club and members. Maith sibh Aerport Dhún na nGall.
G4G enters week 6 and were are now in football situation and playing small sided game as well as putting the girls through balance coordination. We have still 74 girls attending and our coaching team and parents/helpers are doing great work to make this programme a huge success. The ‘Ready, Steady, Coach’ programme is being prepared and anybody interested just mention your interest to Dónal, Robbie, Shaun, Mary, Marie or any club member and we will get you on the list. It’s is hoped to have the programme run out in the Banks with the 10th of June as our target date or shortly after.
Comhghairdeas le maor Íochtar na Rosann, Seán Mac Ruairí, a bhí 40 ansin ag deireadh na seachtaine. Mar pháirt den cheiliúradh bhí oíche carthanachta ar dóigh in Aislann Rann na Feirste áit a raibh scaifte mór i láthair. Maith thú a Sheáin ar son do chuid oibre uilig don chlub thar na mblianta.
Bord na nÓg
The under 14 boys will play Kilcar on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Kilcar in the championship. The lads narrowly lost out away to St. Nauls by 2 points after a strong performance last Wednesday evening in Mountcharles.
Well done to club players who were part of the county minor panel for 2013.
There are still a small number of club hats and training tops left for sale.
Bhí an chéad tharraingt do chlub an chéid ann ar an 29 Bealtaine. Could club sellers please have your subs in on time for the co-ordinator.
Ba iad 4, 11, 13, 23 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.
Bhí trí uimhir ag Pauric Hanna as Loch na nDeoran, Síle Ferry as Cúl a Chnoic, Joe Wilson as Anagaire agus Aishling Ferry as Loch an Iúir.
Beidh €2,360 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.
If you are interested in lending a hand with the ongoing development works however big or small please contact Michael on 087-2925544.
The monthly meeting of the Aodh Ruadh club executive takes place this Thursday, 30th May, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 8.30pm. All committee members are asked to attend or forward apologies to Emma Gaughan.
Naomh Bríd showed the greater grit and hunger to take the points in a keenly contested division three derby in Father Tierney Park last Sunday. Aodh Ruadh’s attack found it difficult getting any change out of a committed Ballintra defence. Donagh McIntyre did finally manage to find an opening and he cracked home his goal well to keep the homester’s in the game at the break, albeit trailing 1-2 to 0-7. In the second half Ballyshannon found the going no easier in the second half and Ballintra made the fewer mistakes, in what was an error strewn game, to secure the win. Peter Boyle was called upon to make two acrobatic saves which stopped Naomh Bríd getting out of sight, while Michael Ward was in good form defensively and Ryan Patton showed striking bravery on more than one occasion. Up front David Dolan fought the good fight throughout. We have a full match report, team sheets and pictures up on aodhruadh.org.
Aodh Ruadh reserves delivered an accomplished second half performance to secure an impressive 2-8 to 0-7 win over their neighbours up the N15. The first half was played in a steady downpour, with the lighter Aodh Ruadh side struggling to get any traction and going in at the break trailing 0-4 to 0-5. Indeed, the Ernesiders had an excellent rearguard action led by the gutsy Niall Murray, ably assisted by Bréanainn Drummond, to thank for not being further behind. The rain eased off over the break and the slightly less horrible weather seemed to play in Ballyshannon’s favour and they went on to fashion a well-deserved win with a gutsy display. Defensively Aodh Ruadh were very sound from one to seven, with Niall Murray deserving of special mention for his appetite for the hard challenge. Anthony Coughlan got the score the game, finishing an excellent team move for the homester’s second goal. Jamie McDonald was excellent throughout. We have a full match report, team sheet and pictures on aodhruadh.org.
Aodh Ruadh look set to return to division three league action this weekend when we are down to host Saint Naul’s. Full fixture details will follow in an addendum.
Hard luck to our representatives on the Donegal minor team Eamonn McGrath and Colm Kelly on their loss to Tyrone last Sunday. We have a selection of photos of the lads as they lined out for the county plus scenes from the day’s action in Ballybofey last Sunday up on aodhruadh.org.
The under 16s first action of the year takes place this Saturday, 1st June as the club hosts its annual PJ Roper tournament. Attending this year are reigning champions Saint Enda’s Glengormley, Dromore from Tyrone, Grange of Sligo, Four Masters and Bundoran. Aodh Ruadh players should be at the park for 10am, with the first games throwing in at 11am.
The under 14s are away to Naomh Conaill for their next outing in Championship Group A. Throw in for that game is 7.30pm in Glenties.
Under 12 training takes place this Wednesday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 7pm and also on Saturday morning at 11am. The lads first game of the season is down to take place on Monday, 3rd June against Bundoran in Father Tierney Park. Throw is 6.30pm for that game.
Under 10 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 6pm to 7pm.
Under 6 and under 8 training continues this Friday, 31st May from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Father Tierney Park this week. The under 8s first blitz takes place in Donegal Town this Saturday 1st June, with Dungloe and Four Masters also taking part. Games are expected to get under way at 12 noon. We will need assistance with transport to this game. All players, along with anyone available to drive to the blitz, are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park at 11am this Saturday morning.
Play your part
As the season approaches its height, there is much to be done in the club in many different ways if we want to reach the goals we set for ourselves. We ask that parents and guardians of children playing underage football please take the time to read the short letter on aodhruadh.org about what aims are, what we need to do to meet them and how you might be able help, It is only with the Aodh Ruadh community pulling together that we can really go places.
This Wednesday, May 29th Aodh Ruadh are in senior hurling league action when they host Setanta in Father Tierney Park. Throw in is at 7.30pm.
The minor final against Buncrana has been rescheduled for Thursday, 27th June.
Our under 14s suffered a disappointing defeat away to Saint Eunan’s in the league last Thursday. The lads didn’t show the required work rate and lost out on a 3-5 to 2-2 score line. Hopefully the boys will learn it is a team game and everyone has to play their part and not leave all the work to three or four individuals. They are now in a play off with a number of other teams for the semi-finals it’s hoped to have details of these play offs in the coming days.
We hosted an under 8 blitz on Sunday morning with Setanta, Four Masters and Drumcliffe travelling to Father Tierney Park. Our youngest team played five games in total all of which were very well contested, they drew two games and lost the other three quite narrowly. All the teams had a great mornings hurling and had great fun, thanks to all the parents who helped with the catering as always nobody left Aras Aoidh Ruaidh hungry. Thanks to all who helped organise the blitz and referees Kerry Ryan, Eddie Lynch jr and John Rooney.
Training for all age groups on Sunday at 12 noon. Under 8s and under 10s are especially welcome.
Senior ladies football is on a break for the duration of the Leaving Certificate examinations. The next assignment for Aodh Ruadh looks like being Kilcar on Saturday 16th June.
The under 12 and under 14 girls training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5.45pm.
Under 8 and under 10 girls training continues on Wednesday from 6-7pm and the under 10 girls have a second session on Mondays also from 6-7pm.
Fantasy race for Sam 2013
After Donegal’s great win in the real race for Sam 2013, we now have joint leaders in the Fantasy race for Sam 2013. Gerry Curran’s Cluain Barron FC with 35 points this week (London-10, Kerry-10, Louth-10, Cooper-5) has seen him join Majella Gethins’ Queen of the Hill at the top of the leader board with both on 56 points. Eugene Loughlin’s Gum Shield Utd is one point further back with last week’s leader Cailin McInerney’s Portonians back in fourth and Mick Melly’s King of the Hill rounding off the top 5 for this week. Every entrant has now scored, although Bobby Murphy and his Chunky Chips and Steven Perry’s Eire Og both had to rely on Padraig McGoldrick’s solitary point from a free for London in their epic win over Sligo to remove the duck egg from beside their name. Indeed London’s win over Sligo had one entrant cheering as loud as he did for Donegal’s win over Tyrone, as he realised 10 points were coming his way. Gerald McGloin’s North West Heat has two points thank to Adrian Marren’s two points in the same game, while Janet Loughlin’s Broughin Lane Utd and Gregory Sweeney’s Milky Kid have a grand total of three points. With another four games this weekend, there will sure to be more changes at the top and the bottom. The leader board is be available every Tuesday in the Bridgend Bar, Owen Roes and Ballybookies, of course we also publish the leader board weekly on aodhruadh.org.
Little Angels school will be hosting a céilí, old time barn dance in the Rock Hall, Ballyshannon on Saturday 1st June at 9.30pm. Music by The Assaroe Céilí Band. Supper Served. Admission €8.
Yes we can
The next collection for our aluminium fund raiser takes place on Saturday 1st June from 12 noon to 1pm. All other scrap metal is welcome at this session. For any information in relation to this campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.
Creevy are county champions
The boys of Creevy National School took home county honours from Glenswilly on Monday. They defeated Whitecastle and Kilmacrennan to take the county title. Creevy played Whitecastle in the first game. They conceded an early goal, but Creevy showed great character to come back to win by five points. That win meant that victory in the game against Kilmacrennan would see the school crowned county champions. Creevy started well and midway through the second half were leading by 0-4 to 0-2. However, they were hit with a sucker punch when Kilmacrennan hit the net. It took Creevy a few minutes to recover from the blow, but they got a point to close the gap to the minimum before Michael McKenna hit a goal, quickly followed by a point. Kilmacrennan didn’t give up though and got a goal at the death, but Creevy were good value for their win. The Creevy National School team were: Aaron Duffy; Paul Diver, Adam Clarke; Pauric Keenaghan, Cianán Roper; Shane Gillespie, Michael McKenna; Emmett Wade, Daragh Ward; Liam O’Sullivan, Diarmuid McFadden. The side were managed by Jamie Timoney and school principal Dara McDaid.
Comhghairdeas Cór Craobhaigh
Congratulations to Cór Craobhaigh and Angela and Niamh Currid on coming fourth of 14 choirs in the Community Games national finals staged in Athlone last Saturday. There was strong underage Aodh Ruadh representation in this choir.
There was no winner of the €3,900 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: The Dive Club, c/o Bridgend; Rosina Gillen, The Knather; Olivia Magee, Assaroe View; Mark Cleary, Abbey Garage; and Megan Kane. Next draw is in McIntyre’s Bar on Monday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €4,000 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.
The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.
Torthai an lotto don 27ú Bealtaine. Uimhreacha: 3-7-23-28. Níor bhain duine ar bith an póta óir. Bhí trí uimhir ag Máire Houlihan Baile na nGallóglach agus tá €150 bainnte aici. Bhain Seán P Mac Giolla Bhríde Duibhlinn Riabhach an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Bubbles. Beidh an tarraingt ar an Luan seo chugainn ins an Teach Tabhairne Uí Ludhóg Carraig Áirt ag 11i.n. agus beidh €8,000 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidí @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair.
Ins an cluiche idir na foirne ag barr roinn 3 chríonnaigh bhur foireann sinsir ar chomh scór le Naomh Naille, an scór deirneach Na Dúnaibh 2-7, Naomh Naille 1-10. Bhí an bhua ag an foireann tacaíocht arís ar scór Na Dúnaibh 2-12, Naomh Bríd 1-5 agus tá said fós ar bhar roinn 3 tacaíocht agus muid leath bealach fríd an sraith.
Casann na foirne ar Naomh Colmcille sa bhaile ar an Satharn seo chugainn ag 6 agus 7.30i.n. Leanann traenáil gach Márta agus Déardaoin ag 7 a chlog. Iarrtar gach imreoir bheith i láthair.
Training for u-8,10,12 & 14 players every Wednesday at 6pm while U-16 & minors train on Fridays at 6pm and gumshields must be worn at training.
Our U-12 team travel to play Milford on Monday next 3rd June for a 7pm throw in.
Our U-8 team have their first blitz of the season away to Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday morning at 11am.
Our U-14 team have been drawn away to Milford in the championship with the game taking place this week.
Well done to Ronan Gallagher and Kyle Mc Fadden who played for the Donegal Cumann na mBunscoil team against their Tyrone counterparts during the half time interval in Ballybofey on Sunday last and both lads played very well indeed.
Bingo mar is gnach san ionad oíche Shathairn ag a 9 a chlog agus beidh fáilte mhór roimh gach duine.
Is feidir níos mó eolais a fháil ar suíomh idirlíon an club ag http://sites.goggle.com/a/gaa.ie/clg-na-dunaibh-donegal/ agus fosta tá leathanach facebook (clg Na Dúnaibh).
Well done to our reserves and seniors, who were both victorious after travelling to Carndonagh on Saturday evening last. This weekend sees us host Naomh Colmcille at home. Games are set for Monday afternoon in Páirc na nGael, 1.30pm and 3pm throw-ins. The minor board Family Fun Run/Walk takes place this Sunday, June 2nd. The walk will depart from Páirc na nGael at 2pm and finish in Carrick. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Seanscoil na Carriage. The entry fee will be €10 per adult, and €20 per family, and we hope to see a good turnout on the day. All proceeds are in aid of the further development of our underage system, and we appreciate your ongoing support for our fundraising efforts. In underage news this week, well done to our under 14 team, who enjoyed a good win over Ardara in last Saturday’s Divisional semi-final. They have two games this week, starting with an away tie to Four Masters on Tuesday evening, and the Divisional Final, set for Saturday, June 2nd. Killybegs will provide the opposition, and the venue and time were to yet to be decided when we went to press. Our under 8 team travel to Ardara this Saturday for a blitz. Bus will depart from Cashel at 10.20, Carrick at 10.30, and will travel through Meenaneary. Hard luck to Paddy, Stephen, and David on the County minor’s exit from the Ulster Championship on Sunday afternoon. Well done to Jim and all on the County panel on their emphatic victory over Tyrone. A particular congratulations to Patrick Mc Brearty, who received a well-deserved man of the match accolade. Ní raibh an pota óir buaite sa lotto le linn na seachtaine seo caite. Uimhreacha: 4 6 7 11. Beidh €4400 sa phota don tseachtain seo. Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur tacaíocht leanúnach don lotto.
CLOICH CHEANN FHAOLA
The Seniors drew with Naomh Mhuire in the Banks last Saturday. Naomh Mhuire 2-07 Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1-10. Scorers for Cloughaneely were Declan Mc Garvey (0-04,2f), Denis Boyle (0-04f,) Kevin Mulhern (0-01), Martin ferry (1-0) and Paul Sweeney (0-01). Reserves and Seniors are in Championship action this weekend, away to glenties Sunday at 1.30 and 3pm. Our U8s will travel to Milford on Friday evening for a blitz. Bus will leave the pitch at 5.15pm. The next U10 blitz will take place on the 8th June. Check notes for details. Well done and thank you to everybody who took part in our 5K. There was no winner of our “Guess the score” for the Donegal game. Aaron Darcy won sellers prize of €50. Well done to Donegal on their win over Tyrone!
The results from last nights lotto draw are as follows. Numbers 4,5,12,16,21.No Jackpot WInner.€25 winners were C. Molloy, McGrane Family, Liam Bonner, Ann Shovelin. Next draw on Tuesday night in Bay Bush Bar. Jackpot €14,000.00. Well done to Dvaid Walsh on a great display last sunday and to all the County Senior Squad. Was good to see Callum Gallagher in action for the County minors as well and best of luck in the Leaving Cert Callum. Our Seniors had an important away victory last saturday in Ballyshannon versus Aodh Rua while the Reserves were defeated. Ross Gallagher was outstanding for the Seniors while Shane Walsh & P McDaid hit some nice scores.Hard luck to the under 14s versus Killybegs last saturday. Happy 40th Birthday to our Bord Na Nog Chairman Mr Gerard Gallagher. Please check out our massive fundraiser for both the club and Donegal Hospice. The Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge involves a Sponsored Solo Relay from Donegal town to Clones the weekend of the Ulster Final non stop with a bucket collection taking place all along the route. Everyone will be able to take part in some way. We will be announcing more details in the days to come and are on the verge of announcing a very impressive line up for the launch night. www.naomhbrid.ie
The reserves recorder an excellent win over Burt on Saturday evening last. Good performances from Conor Browne, Sean Mc Donagh and Anthony McDaid. Both teams have two away matches this weekend. The travel to Clonmany on Saturday evening and go to Dunkineely on the Bank Holiday. Glenswilly hosted our u12’s this week, our A’s were beaten by a physically stronger team and our b,s won by a slender margin, next week we are away to Clougnaneely. The U8 hurlers took part in a blitz hosted by St Eunans. Several of the boys were playiing their first matches and everyone did extremely well, winning two and drawing two matches. The U10 gaelic teams played in a blitz in Glenfin and both teams were competitive in winning all but 1 match over the evening. Well done to all took part. The U12 camogie team travelled to Na Magha and won their league match. The U10s also played a friendly with both teams winning well. Tirconnaill Harps from Glasgow made their annual visit to Pairc na Gaeil and after playing a short hurling match, enjoyed Donegal’s win over Monaghan in the Nicky Rackard semi final. Thanks to John, Gracie and Kirstie and all the players for their visit and to parents for refreshments.
The club are hosting a 5k Road race Fun Run and Walk on Wednesday evening the 5th June. Registrations will commence at 6pm at the Clubhouse. Race at 7.30pm. Refreshments and presentation will take place immediately after the race All club members are requested to run, walk or help out in running the event. for further detail contact Sean on 0851742175 All underage training continues at Pairc na Gaeil, Sunday Gaelic for U6, U8 & U10 11am. Monday Girls gaelic U12 at 6pm. Tuesday Camogie 6pm U12/14 hurling 6.30pm. Wednesday U10/12 gaelic 6.30pm. Thursday U6, U8, U10 & U12 hurling 6.30pm. Friday. U14/16 girls gaelic 6pm. U12/14 gaelic 6.30pm. Lotto No’s for last weekend were 1,3,4 & 6. Match 3 winner was John Lafferty, c/o Glencar Inn . Next week’s jackpot will be 2150 Euro.