Round up from Donegal's GAA clubs


Round up from Donegal's GAA clubs

The Donegal Gaeltacht finals prompted plenty of interest last weekend with a number of our clubs taking part in the various competitions.

Here's a round up of what's been happening around our local clubs.


The seniors lost out to Downings in the Junior Gaeltacht semi final last weekend in Glenties.

The club lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 11, 16, 20,27.Lucky dip winners receive Johnny Gallagher, Dirlaught and Annmarie McGettigan, Derrylaconnell, win €50 each. Next weeks jackpot stands at €2850.

Congratulations to former senior player Odhran Gallagher who got married last Weekend.

The club would like to extend its sincere condolences to the families of John Melly and Packy Cannon who sadly passed away last weekend.


There was no winner of this week lotto.The numbers drawn were 1-8-20-23 and the €50 winners were Con Wright, Fintown and Anna O’Donnell, Drumaghy Park, Ardara Next week’s jJackpot will be €6,300.

The Comórtas Peile Na Gaeltachta Tír Chonaill finals was held in Glenties last weekend. The weekend started off on Friday evening with Naomh Conaill against Ardara in the U15 semi-final. It took extra time before Naomh Conaill come out on top.

The final game of the day was hosts Naomh Conaill against Dungloe with Naomh Conaill winning 0-16 to 1-9.

Naomh Conaill won the trath na gceist on Sunday night. The club executive would like to congratulate all the winners of the Gaeltacht and thank all the teams for taking part in the competition in Glenties last weekend. Big thanks must go to everyone who helped out to make this weekend happen which includes kitchen staff, shop staff, stewards, lotto sellers and anyone else who helped out in any way. Naomh Conaill would like to thank all who sponsored the club in anyway for the weekend. Thanks to Gerard + helpers and the little Naomh Conaill stars of the future that provided the half time entertainment.


The seniors and reserves defeated Termon, in the league on Saturday evening at the Bridge.

There was no jackpot winner in the mini lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 5,6,9,10,11,15. This week’s Jackpot be €2050. Match 5 Winners were Michael McGinley, Deryherriff, Mark Lagan, Ards, Patricia Claire Col,l Ballyboes and Hugh Boyle, Gortnalake. They won €25 each.

The Parish League finals will take place this Sunday May 8th at 1pm. Anyone who would like to sing as gaeilge or do Irish Dancing or play a musical instrument please contact Anne Marie on 0879454107.

The minor’s played home last Wednesday evening in the League semi final beating MacCumhaills and recording a comfortable win. Well Done to Molly Roarty who was part of the under 16 Donegal team who played Monaghan in Castleblaney on Sunday evening.

Well done also to Ciara McGarvey and Marcella Dolan who were on the Donegal U-14 team that defeated Armagh in Lurgan last Saturday.


Comhghairdeas mór lenár Mna a bhain Cluiche Ceannais Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta an Condae an Domhnach seo caite! Comhghairdeas fosta le John, Hughie agus an foireann uilig! Maith sibh uilig!

The lotto jackpot was not won last week. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.,Bonus14. The €100 winner was Margaret Greene> The €50 winner was Darragh John Friel. The jackpot next week is €1,100.

Comhghairdeas mór chuig gach duine a chuir le chéile an deireadh seachtain seo caite, Forbairt Fhánada Teo, Emer Ní Mhathúna agus an fhoireann uilig. Bhí sé thar barr! Maith sibh! Congratulations to Emer, John, Brid and all who put together the Opening of the Lighthouse and Shine a light on Summer Festival weekend, it was excellent! We don’t appreciate enough - the beauty that is on our doorstep! Enjoy and spread the word.

Comhghairdeas d’fhoireann Readóirí Fhánada - Manghus Mac Giolla Bháin, Maria Mhic Giolla Bháin, Neil Mac Giolla Bháin agus Seán O Dorraidhín - tháinig siad san dara áit i dTráth na gCeist Craobh na hÉireann i Luimneach ag an deireadh seachtaine. Maith sibh!

The Gaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July. Applications will be

available in schools shortly for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan or by contacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645.


This week's Kilotto numbers were 2,11,16,26. There was no Jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €6,700. There was no match 3 winner.


The club are staging a Lá na gClub on Sunday 8th May at 3 pm in Fr Tierney Park.

The seniors recorded a five point victory over Urris last Saturday to chalk up their fifth successive win of the league campaign.

The senior footballers will be hosting a fundraising quiz in Seán Óg's on Friday, 6th May. All support would be greatly appreciated.

The minors league campaign ended at the semi-final stages in Ballintra last Wednesday. The team played their hearts out, but came up five points short against Naomh Conaill. Once again Nathan Boyle played a captain's role in midfield and was ably partnered by Conall Sweeney. Michael McKenna battled hard at half forward, while Jason Granaghan also gave a superb account of himself. Oisin Rooney came on and played through the pain barrier in the second half, and hit the back of the net into the bargain. The minors now have a break until championship in July.

The under 8s have their first blitz of the year this Saturday in Donegal town. The games get under way at 11am. As many parents / guardians as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. We will be leaving the park at 10am. Those planning to head directly to Tir Chonaill Park are asked to text John on 0876431805 to let him know.

The under 14 ladies won their away game against Glenfin last Tuesday. The Shamettes held a decent lead by the break and extended that over the second half to run out 3-13 to 3-3 winners. Leah O'Brien and Bridín Maguire were among the goals, while Lucy McGlynn and Leah Travers did well in defence.

This year's Duck Race will take place on Saturday 28th May at 3pm.

Our minor hurlers were up against an exceptional Buncrana team in Fr Tierney Park last Thursday. Although well beaten the lads showed great character throughout the game and kept battling to the end. It's been a very difficult campaign for the lads but they deserve great credit for the way they competed all season.

Well done to Ryan Keenaghan who represented Creevy National School in the Cumann na mBunscol exhibition game at halftime in the Nicky Rackard Cup game in Letterkenny on Saturday.

On Bank Holiday Monday we hosted our annual Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes under 14 hurling tournament. Eight teams from five counties took part in the tournament played in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and Erne Gaels pitch in Belleek.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,300. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; Mary McElwaine, Cashelard; Johnny Gethins, Finner; Margaret McCauley, Mulleek; and PJ Buggy, The Abbey. Next draw is on Sunday in Dorrian's Hotel with a Jackpot of €4,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm.


The club are seeking applications for U21 Football Team Manager. Please submit expression of interest and C.V to Closing date Sunday 15th of May 2016.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €800 in week 42 of this season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday the18th of April. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Deborah Dunnion, Bru Na Mara, Maura Caldwell, Main Street, Michael Gallagher, Old Golf Course Rd, and Michael Naughton,Golard. The numbers drawn were 6, 14, 16 and 23, Congratulation to all winners.


There was no Jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 1, 12,14 ,15 ,19. The € 50 winners were Patrick McManus, Carrenbeg, Roscor, Belleek, Darragh Ferguson, 34 Nutts Corner Rd, Antrim, Shane McGowan, Bundoran.

This year’s Cul Camp will take place on July 18th -July 22nd in Gaelic Park with Noel Carr once again as co-ordinator.

The second round of the News & Views Town League takes place this Saturday with Ryan's Raiders against Lee's Lions and Cealums Chargers against Jayden's Jaguars. Could all children please be at the pitch for 11am.

The minors had a disappointing week losing their league semi final despite putting on a brave display

Both teams hosted tabletoppers Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening. All at the club would like to wish senior player Shane Carr a speedy recovery following surgery on a knee injury sustained in the match against Naomh Conaill.


The seniors drew away to Four Masters last weekend. Lá na gClubanna will be celebrated this year on Sunday May 8th. This is a day where we all, as a GAA community, get to celebrate our heritage, our existence, remember those valued members gone before us, and to acknowledge the role the GAA has in our community

The club will be having mass down at the GAA grounds on Sunday at 1 pm. Weather permitting it will be outdoors – otherwise we will move it inside the clubhouse. Afterwards tea and refreshments will be available in our club kitchen. The U-10 and the U-12 teams will also be putting their skills on display on the pitch. Later that night there will be a Quiz held in the Shamrock.We would like encourage as many of you as possible to join us as we celebrate the important role the GAA community (members, players, supporters’ and families) has in our society.

The next club meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 10th, at 8:30 pm in the club house.

Well done to our minors who won the Northern Board Division Two League semi-final against Carndonagh last week.


B'iad 13, 14, 22 & 24 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2200 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.

Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Nellie Doherty - Glenties, Josephine Gallagher - Park House, Tracey Mc Garvey - Glassagh, Kathleen O Donnell - Lettermacaward & Gertie Bonner - Innishunny.

Congratulations to Matthew O' Donnell and Eoin Walsh who played for Donegal minor and U-12 hurlers in O'Donnell Park last Saturday.


The Lotto winning numbers for the 26/04/16 are 6-1-2-8-7-5-3-4. Martin McGlynn had four numbers and won €60.00.

Congratulations to our senior ladies who won the Senior Gaeltacht on Monday in Glenties. They will now go on to represent Donegal in the All Ireland competition in Cork on the June Bank holiday weekend.

The U14 girls had mixed fortunes this week when on Tuesday the lost to Ballyshannon but then had a great victory over Four Masters in Donegal Town on Saturday.

Best of luck to all the Glenfin players who are involved with the Donegal Ladies team who are playing Westmeath in the Division Two league final this weekend.

Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to or texting 0872052481


A tough day for our club in Glenties on Sunday. It was great to see so much support out for both the reserves in the semi final and the ladies playing in the Junior final. Special thanks to all supporters.

This week's lotto numbers are 6,8,10,23. The match 3 winners were Margaret Sharkey (pa) Mullaghderg, Owenie Bonner, Kerrytown and N Enright, Newmills Letterkenny.

Next weeks jackpot is €1760,

The April 100+Club draw winners were €500 - Anne Hanlon, Mullachdubh, €200 - Margaret Gallagher, Coic Locha, €100 each: JPO Gallagher, Mullachdubh, Owenie McGarvey, Ranna na Feirste, Tom Marry, Rann na Thuthail.€50each: Anne Boyle (Shuggy) Barneys Brae, Gary Boyle, Bothair an Gleanna.

WIN a year’s free entry into the 100+ club, join now to be entered in the special draw for full details see

If you are available and willing to help out with WAAR on Saturday 14th of May please text the word WAAR, Your Full Name and mobile number to 0879610934


The seniors were beaten at the weekend by Four Masters.. They beat Buncrana on Tuesday night in the semi-final of the Tom Farren Memorial Cup and now face Burt in the final.

Well done to club referee Shaun McLaughlin (F) who has been named on the All Ireland championship panel of Linesmen for the forthcoming the season ahead.

The minor’s beat Fanad Gaels in Buncrana last Wednesday on a scoreline of Malin 2-8 to 0-10. Oisin McGonagle and Conor Bambrick scored the goals. Well done to Patrick Collins, Paul Gallagher and Terence McLaughlin and the whole minor squad and good luck in the final.

The Under 16’s have made it through to the Darren Downey/Gary McLaughlin Inishowen B-final. Well done to Michael McCarron, Sean McLaughlin (o) and John McLaughlin (r) and all their squad and good luck in the final. Malin have made it through to the Joe McGeady Under 14 A-final. Well done to Liam O’Neill, John McLaughlin and Eamonn Ward and all their squad .

The Club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and friends of the late Mary Gallagher Muff, Culdaff; Mother of former Malin GAA Chairman David Gallagher.


Good luck to the Juniors who are contesting the McArdle Cup final against St. Clarets this coming weekend, Sunday 8th May

The game will be followed by the seniors who are in action against St. Kiernans at 4pm in the Semi-Final of the Tipperary Cup at Colindale.

Lottery results for 28th May. The numbers drawn 8, 10, 12, 16 were Jackpot £2,450. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Niall Boyle, c/o TCG; Jim, c/o The Boardwalk Bar; PJ, c/o The 3 Wishes; Ashley & Moira, c/o The 3 Wishes.


Naomh Colmcille picked a good day for a first League win of 2016 as Francie Martin’s team overcame neighbours Burt in a keenly-contested derby in Newtown.

There was no winner of this weeks jackpot which rolls over to next weeks jackpot of €3,250

Weekly winners on 30/04/16 were Raymond O’ Donnell, 6,11,13, Pointer and Griffin , 6,11,24, Christy McDaid,11,13,24. The numbers drawn were 2,6,11,13,24.


Both senior men teams recorded wins over Malin on Saturday evening in MacCumhaill Park.

The ladies picked up their first win on Friday evening away to Letterkenny Gaels. O

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 9, 10, 15 and 26. There was no match 3 winners so three names were picked out: Donal Kelly, Letterkenny, Zack Lynch, Ash Meadows, Max O’Donnell, Dooish who receive €30 each. This week’s jackpot is a massive €10,000 and Eugene Gallagher’s team is selling.


Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 7 8 10 agus 27. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí na trí uimhir ag Jennifer Hunter, Creamhghort agus Colin Ó Tuathail, Teach Thrá Mór. B’é Caoimhín Mac Giolla Bhríde, Doire a’ Chasáin a bhain an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus Ostán Na Trá a bhain duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt oíche Luain seo chugainn i dTeach Tabhairne An Chuain sna Dúnaibh agus €10,000 atá sa phota óir.

Cháiligh na Dúnaibh do na cluichí ceannais náisiúnta de Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta i ngrád na Sóisir nuair a bhí buaidhna nGleanntach i gcluiche ceannais na Contae de Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta tráthnóna Dé Luain. Beidh na Dúnaibh anois ag déanamh an turas fada go Baile Mhúirne, Chorcaigh do na cluichí ceannais náisiúnta.

Congratulations to Lorcan Connor who made his debut with the Donegal Senior team a week ago in a challenge match against Armagh. He played the last twenty minutes of this match at corner forward, becoming the first Na Dúnaibh player in a long time to represent the club at senior level. Maith thú Lorcán.


A massive congratulations to our seniorladies who won the 2016 Donegal Gaeltacht Intermediate title by defeating Ardara in Glenties on Sunday.. Well done to all the girls; manager Glen Campbell; mentors Patsy Breslin and Frankie Greene.

The club are holding a ‘Come Dine with Me’ at end of may. Date to be decided. If you’re interested in hosting, please contact Joe Brennan 0871202900; Mary Coughlan 086 8330202 or any club executive. There will be a social night in O’Neills Bar, Drimarone to round off the evening.

If anyone has any unwanted clothing please use our Recycling facility at Club grounds. Proceeds goes to our club.


A great nights Craic was had last night in The Glen Head Tavern in honour of Paddy Beag Mac Giolla Easpaig.

Thanks to everyone that came from near and far, a big thanks also to Dominic and Brian Gallagher along with Pat John McIntyre who provided the music on the night.


The seniors had good a win against Naomh Conaill in Towney last Friday evening.The next club meeting is this Thursday evening at 9pm in Áislann Chill Chartha.

Our minors beat Bundoran last Monday evening 4-14 to 3-12 but just narrowly missed out on a league semi-final place while our Under 14s were defeated by Naomh Columba in Towney on Wednesday evening.

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,400 this week’s numbers were: 1, 7, 19 and 28 winners were: €50 Brendan Curran, Gortaila €30 Eithne Boyle, Cullean €20 B. McLaughlin and Eamon Carr, West End, Kilcar.


The senior and reserve footballers were at home at the weekend to Buncrana. The senior lads recorded an important victory while the reserves lost their match

The ladies footballers welcomed MacCumhaills to Pairc na nGael at the weekend. The girls showed a marked improvement from their previous match against Fanad Gaels but unfortunately lost out to a strong Finn Valley side.

In the minor hurling league a great second half display saw the minor team seal a historic first ever victory for the Gaels at this level. Setanta led at the break and started well in the second half but Gaels began to settle and produce some skillful fast hurling. Well done to all involved.

Sympathy is extended to Dan Harnett and family and Aideen Quinn and family on their recent bereavements.


A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our annual Club draw a huge success, especially those that went out selling tickets and everyone who bought one. We would also like to thank our sponsors and congratulations to all the winners.

1st: €2,000 Cash - Kevin Gormley, Ramelton; 2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton - Ronnie Ramsey, Clooney, Ramelton; 3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny- Imelda Patton, Rathmullan; 4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny - Gabrielle Fitzsimons, Greenhill, Letterkenny; 5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford - Charlie Doherty, Gortnatra, Kerrykeel; 6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton - Charlie McAteer, The Perches, Milford; 7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton - Helen Doherty, Aghawoney, Ramelton; 8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford -Keenan McGettigan, Meenreagh, Termon; 9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford - Roisin Patterson, Aughnish, Ramelton; 10th: €500 Cash - Kathleen Boyle, Goaldrum, Termon

After great wins over Gweedore and Termon in the Gaeltacht Ardara proved a step too far for Na Galloglaigh on Sunday in Glenties.

The seniors played out an exciting draw with Killybegs on Friday evening in a game that could have went either way.

Good luck to Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett and all the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management that take on Westmeath in the Division 2 Final this Saturday in Parnell Park, Dublin.

This weeks lotto numbers were 2-9-21-22. No jackpot winner. The match 3 winners were €35 each. James Trearty, Termon, and Conall McFadden, Milford. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,380.


Caroline Smith,DVO, Elaine Gallagher, Convoy, Marian Prunty, Eileen McMullan, Vonnie Leyden had TY, KK, KE, CN in last week’s lotto. Next week’s jackpot is €4050.

The club are celebrating their involvement in the award winning GAA Healthy Clubs project with a special event on Sunday, May 8th – La na gClubanna.

St Mary's is one of just 60 clubs nationwide participating in Phase Two and the Club Executive and Healthy Clubs project team would like to invite all members of the community to help celebrate this achievement through our local launch at La na gClubanna.

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The Senior Ladies were in action on Monday in the final of Comórtas Pheil na Gaeltachta, where they were unfortunately beaten by a strong Glenfin side. However, the loss of the match was secondary to the fact that both Nicole and Geraldine were both injured within minutes of each other during the second half of the game. Both were stretchered from the field and were taken to hospital by ambulance. Both girls spent the night in hospital and everyone at the Club wish would like to wish Nicole and Geraldine speedy recoveries. We know how upsetting it was for the players, management and supporters to see two of our girls so seriously injured on the field of play, not to mention the girls and their family, and their full recovery to good health is uppermost in our thoughts.

The Juniors have a home game this Sunday morning at 10:30 against Letterkenny Gaels. All support greatly appreciated.

U14 Girls: The Division 2 team had an away game to Glenswilly on Sunday morning. The girls played well and took a point home, drawing in the end. Michaela Gallagher, Orla Gallagher and Áine McLaughlin were among those who played well. Up next is Dungloe away on Sunday, details will be texted out.

The Division 1 team were away to Downings on Monday morning and got themselves a well earned win against an up and coming Downings side. Among those who played well were Mya Alcorn, Ciara McGarvey and Lauren Russell. Next for the girls is a home fixture against Muff, details will be texted out.

Well done to the girls who were in action with our U14 county teams against Armagh at the weekend. Both teams left with full points.

The U12s kick off the season with an away game to Milford on Thursday the 5th of May.

Good luck to the Senior Donegal Ladies who are playing in the Division 2 league final on this weekend.

Congratulations to the U16 development squad on a great win against Monaghan on Sunday.

Good luck to the U16 development squad who are playing in the development league final this weekend.

Well done to both the county U14 championship team and the county U14 development squad on their wins against Armagh on Saturday.

The seniors and reserves are due to play Kilcar in Towney on Saturday evening, 5.30 throw in for the reserves and 7pm for the seniors.

We are delighted to announce that Kellys Centra the Mountain Top Letterkenny will be sponsors for both our boys and girls teams that will be representing Donegal at Feile na nOg at the end of June. This is a very significant sponsorship on top of their sponsorship of our Minor Board and we are deeply indebted to Mairtín and Angela for their continued support.

Congrats to our U14 boys who progressed to the NRB Division 1 League Semi Finals with a comprehensive victory over Naomh Padraig Muff on Friday last. This Friday Paddy Gallagher’s and James Cassidy’s team face St Mary’s Convoy in the Semi Final at The Burn Road, 7pm throw in.

Our Minor boys finally produced the type of performance we knew they were capable of with an excellent team performance last Wednesday against Letterkenny Gaels securing a Div 3 NRB League Final spot.

This week’s lotto jackpot is €1,300 and the draw will take place in the Lagoon with Kath McSharry and Nicola Doherty co-ordinating.


The Seniors continued their good form in the League with a win away to Ardara on Friday night, the Reserves had no game.

The Juniors had a good win over Naomh Conaill on Saturday evening in the League and have no game this week.

The Senior Ladies travelled to Moville on Sunday and were beaten. The Senior hurlers have been idle the last couple of weeks and are waiting on confirmation of a game this week, possibly against Castleblaney in the Táin League. Keep an eye on social media for details.

Our U14 footballers had no luck in the Northern League q-finals. The Div. team losing out to N. Mhuire, Convoy in a very close game and the Div. 2 (U13) team gave a very good account of themselves away to Urris.


The club has confirmed that the annual 5k will take place on Tuesday, June 21st. The event has been a huge success in raising much-needed funds for the underage structures at the club and it is hoped as many entrants will join in the fun again this year. A full meeting and lunch will be held in the coming weeks and details will be released through the notes and on the club's Facebook page..

With only four days remaining to the Darkness into light 5k Walk /Run, this is a final reminder to anyone wishing to join our Club's Group

There has been a fantastic response again this year to this very worthy cause from both our male and female members. We will meet between 3.45am and 4.05 am in front of The Swilly Meat shop where we will have your t-shirt and Geraldine will take a group photo. The Run /walk starts at 4.15am from the Community Centre and follow the planned route. Please contact 0861611240 before Thursday.

The U14s boys were unlucky in their semi-final league game to be beaten by Moville by a single point after a real battle. We wish the Inishowen team the very best of luck for the final.

The winner of last week's lotto was Michael Murphy who matched three

numbers. Lottos are available in all local outlets each week. The Club is holding a Table Quiz in Callaghans on Friday 27th May. Teams of four, entry €20.00.