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The Lotto winning numbers for last were 3-5-6-1-4-2-7-8. There was no winner the jackpot this week is €4450.00.

The U18 boys are through to the County Division Three final after they beat Naomh Ultan in the semi-final on Sunday in Glenties. This was a very hard fought match and the Glenfin lads showed great character in coming from a point down with minutes left to win by four on a score of 7-06 to 2-17. Glenfin team and scorers: Luke Rader; Martin Doherty, Shane McGinty, Jack Marley, Keelan McMonagle, Darren Marley, Odhran McGlynn (0-1), Karl McGlynn, Stephen Carr, Kyle O’Meara (4-0), Matthew McGinley (2-4), Kian McGlynn (1-0), Adam Marley (0-1). Subs Used: Raymond Gallagher, Martin Herron. They play Malin in the county final next Sunday the 23rd in Convoy at 2 pm.

Glenfin and Killybegs will have to do it all over again as their senior A championship relation playoff game ended in a draw.

Cumann Peil na mBan Ghleann Fhinne are running a Flower Demonstration in the Villa Rose Hotel on the 25th October 2016 at 8pm. There will be refreshments there on the night. Tickets are €10 and can be bought by contacting Rose on 087 750 2005. All support much appreciated everyone welcome.


The seniors lost their final game of the season away to Letterkenny Gaels, on Saturday.

Match "N" Win: October October 13th: The jackpot not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 15, 19 and 20. The €15 winners were Joe McCarron, Roxtown, Dan Harkin, Glasmullan, Niall Devlin, Annaugh, Sammy Harkin, Urrismanagh, Neil O'Donnell, Rooskey.

The jackpot next week is €2,060.

Names are now being taken for anyone interested in doing a Coaching Course Level 1 over two weekends in November in the Malin GAA CLUbhouse. If interested please contact John Friel on 0860523550.

Date for your diary the club are hosting a Monster Bingo on Sunday November 13th. €1,000 to be won on the 9th page.

Congratulations Burt on winning the Intermediate Championship at the weekend.


Malin GAA presents Mr & Mrs on Saturday 29th October, upstairs in our Clubhouse. Doors open at 8.30pm with the show starting at 9pm sharp. It's always a brilliant night’s entertainment and tickets cost only €10. MC on the night is the fantastic Kevin Gallagher. This is a ticket only event with tickets now available from Maria 087 7763679, Linda 086 3452769, Margaret 087 2352823, Denise 086 3724378, Marty 086 2938634, Danny 086 8988180 or John 086 2507380.

Scór na nÓg will take place in Muff on Friday November 11th at 7pm. We are looking for competitors in the following competitions: Céilí dancing, Solo singing, Storytelling, Grúpa Ceoil, Historical Presentation, Ballad Group, Set Dancing, Tráth na gCeist (Quiz). Competitors must be under 17 on 1st of January 2017 to be eligible to take part. If you are interested in taking part in one of the competitions, please contact Winnie on 086 3428385 or Maura on 087 9031863.

The minors beat Naomh Brid-Pettigo last Saturday in the county semi-final. Best on the day for Malin were Conor Kelly, Conor McColgan, Joseph Doherty (PM), Joe Doherty and Ronan Lafferty. They now face Glenfin next Sunday at 2:00 in Convoy. We would like to wish Patrick Collins and his side the very best of luck. The boys under 13 team lost out to Buncrana in the Division One Shield Final on Monday night. There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1100. The numbers drawn were 3-7-1-4-6-2-5. The €50 winner was Seamus McLaughlin, Bunn, Glengad. Next week’s jackpot is €1150.

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


Greenford was packed to capacity on Friday night for our annual Youth Presentation Evening. Trophies and medals were presented to all age groups from U6 to U16 and to the Girls, U12, U14 and U16. 2016 has been a fantastic year for TCG Youth and we would sincerely like to thank all our sponsors, parents and supporters who have helped in any way to make this possible.

Thank you also to all the managers, coaches and mentors, as well as the young players themselves, for the commitment and dedication that they have all shown throughout the past season. We look forward to building on this for 2017 when we will welcome you all back to training early in the New Year.

Plans are well underway for our popular annual youth dinner dance event. Ticket entry only in advance, to include a fabulous three course meal followed by music by Mary Rose. Enquiries to our Social Committee Ladies - Eileen, Esther or Martha.


The club held its grand prize draw last Friday evening in the Gweebarra Bar.

A fantastic effort the club would like to thank everybody who bought tickets and who contributed in any way to make this fundraiser the success it was. Particularly the ticket sellers who gave up their time night after night travelling the county in aid of the club Janet Melly, Mary McDyre, Fiona Hanlon, Geraldine Boyle, Margaret Melly, Catherine Bonner, Michelle Boyle, Patricia Gillespie, Tina Caulfield, Geraldine Caulfield, Louise Melly. To Conal Melly and Catherine Bonner who coordinated the draw and their team and to all our sponsors who generously donated the prizes. The winners were: 1st prize €2,000 - Nora O’Donnell, Cotteen, Gweedore; 2nd prize €1,000 Tracy Gallagher, Keadue; 3rd prize €500 Irene McHugh, Doochary, 4th prize €250 John Kelly, Ballinamore, 5th prize €250 Annie Coyle (Ivor's), Bloody Foreland, 6th prize 500 Litres Home Heating Oil Aodhan Cassidy, Gweedore, 7th prize One night b&b plus two passes to country & western night in Allingham arms, Patrick McGee, Annagry, 8th prize Meal for four Lake house House Hotel, Hugh McCole Meenmore, Dungloe, 9th prize two All-Ireland Football tickets 2017 (or equivalent of price of tickets) Michael McGill, Doochary, 10th prize 10 bags of coal Michael & Veronica Boyle, Glenties.

Well done to our U13s team who qualified for the Division Two final after a very impressive win against Naomh Columba in the semi final last Saturday afternoon.

Championship medals were also won last weekend as former senior players Ryan and Shane McCready were on the victorious Round Towers team that won the senior reserve championship in London.


Two people had three counties - AH, CK, LK, FH in last week’s lotto draw. The were Hugo O’Kane, Convoy and Ailbhe Gallagher. This week’s jackpot is €5250.

Congrats to the U-13 boys on winning the Shield final against Fanad Gaels.

The U16s had a two point win over Newtown in the Northern Board championship semi final.

Well done to Ellie Barron on her U-14 player of the year award at the Ladies Awards Night

Thanks to everyone who took part in the coaching course on Satu

The Child protection will take place this Friday at 7.30 please make sure you all attend as this is essential to complete the course.

Well done to our Gaelic for Mothers & others who travelled to Dublin to take part in the G4M&O all Ireland blitz.

Any Managers with notes for the Yearbook please send to or tx 0872140060 a short piece


There was no winner of this week's Bunotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 1,4,10,11,13.The €50 winners were Kitty Travers, Church Road, Bundoran, G McLoughlin, 3 Station Road, Ballyshannon, Fran Murphy, 2 Maple Drive, Bundoran. Next week’s jackpot will be €4450.

Congratulations again to the ladies of Realt Ruadh who were presented with the Division Two League Cup on Saturday night last by Ladies Board Co Chairman Hugh Devaney.

Hard luck to our U16 Girls team who despite a fantastic comeback were defeated by Carndonagh in the dying seconds of their county final on Sunday in Convoy. It was incredible effort by all the girls and a very cruel way to lose a match let alone a final.Well done to the victorious Carndonagh team who never gave up. Also we wish Rebecca McGuinness a speedy recovery following her most unfortunate injury during the game.

Good luck to former Bundoran and Donegal All-Ireland winner Donal Reid who will launch his new book in the Abbey Hotel Donegal Town, on Saturday next.

The main fundraiser for our underage players the Bord na nOg Social Night will take place on Friday November 11th in McGarrigles Oyster Bar.


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

All roads lead to Monaghan this Saturday 22nd October for the Ulster Club’s semi-final St Naul’s versus Latton Ladies GFC. Best of luck to the girls and management team.

Supporters bus is being organised depending on numbers. If interested contact Anne Breslin on 0879781516 before 6pm on Thursday evening. Under 16s have to be accompanied by an adult. Price of the bus depends on numbers.

Hard luck to our U-16 boys who were beaten by Naomh Columba in the Division 1 semi-final on Wednesday 12th Oct. The boys had a great year winning the Division Two county title and getting to a Division One semi final in the Championship.

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


Huge well done to our U13 boys football team and coaches who defeated Killybegs, in the South Donegal Division One final. This is the first Division One title we’ve won in a number

of years.

Well done to Hannah Crawford who got U14 development squad player of the year and Casey Harvey who got Minor player of the year from all at Four Masters.

The Bord nÓg AGM takes place on Friday 21st October at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel. Anyone interested in getting involved with underage teams or administration at Bord na nÓg level should contact Pauric Harvey 0860523905 ASAP.

Congratulations to our minor camogie team who have won the minor county championship, after a hard fought battle with Burt on Sunday in Tirconaill Park. Burt led the match right up until the last five minutes when two super goals sealed the win for a joint team. The final score was 3-5 to 1-6. Scorers for Four Masters were Niamh Doherty(1-1), Emer Burke (1-0), Aine McGroarty (0-2).

The U13 girls defeated Glenfin to book their place the county semi final. Four Masters wasted no time with Sarah Canny scoring a goal within the first minute. Four Masters led 5-2 to 1-4 at halftime. Ciara Cox, Lucy Monaghan and Ciara Gillespie Cassidy scored the second half points and Ciara Cox and Emma Sweeney added goals for a 7-5 to 2-6.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €3,000 in week 14 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 17th October 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Billy Johnston, Old Golf Course Road and Paul Gallagher, Doonan. The numbers drawn were 7, 8, 15 and 21.


Comhghairdeas leis an fhoireann tacaíochta a fuair an bhuaidh ar Bhun Cranncha i gcluiche leath-cheannais na Craoibhe Idirmheánaí Dé Domhnaigh. Bhain said 0-13|0-8. Guímid gach rath orthu sa chluiche ceannais in éadan Ghaeil Fhánada.

The lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, Oct 12th were 2,4,6,10,14,19! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €3,700. We had one match 5 winner- congratulations to Seamus McCrossan, Dunmore who wins €100.

Congratulations to Orla Louise McFadden on being awarded the U-16 County Development Squad player of the year! Great achievement!!

We are looking to give the gym located in the clubhouse, its own identity by giving it its own name and we are asking you, the public, for help in naming it.

We are looking for you to submit your suggestions to us here at the club via private facebook message or comment on the competition link on facebook. For those not on facebook feel free to text your suggestions to 086-1567503. The winning entrant will receive six months free membership to the gym.

There will be a Halloween Disco on Sunday, October 30th in Óstan Loch Áltan! Door open at 11 pm and admission is €10 (Over 18’s only). There will be a prize for best fancy dress on the night so get planning those Halloween costumes.


There is a club meeting on Thursday the 20th of October at 9 pm in Club rooms.

This week's Kilotto numbers were 15,17,19,21, There was no Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is at €7,900. There were no match 3 winners this week.

Any young person looking to make a few euro for pocket money. Lotto sellers will receive 40c for every box filled. Please contact Carmel or Fionnuala.


Lotto & 100+ Club Results 13/10/2016. The lotto numbers drawn were 7,2,3,8,5,4,6,1.

There was no winning sequence, The lucky dip winner Eamon McCormick, Owengaoragh who received €30. Next week’s jackpot is €2000

This weeks winner of the 100+ Club was number 56 Stephen Browne the Cross €100

The bucket collection in aid of the Caolan Melaugh Fund at Sunday’s county final raised €1,620. The club would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day and anyone who donated to this very important cause.

The junior strictly come dancing will take place in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Friday the 21st of October with doors opening at 7.30pm and show starts at 8 pm. Thirteen young couples will battle it out to see who will be King and Queen of the dance floor. Tickets now on sale in Bradley's shop or from any of the dancers.

The U16 boys exited the championship at the quarter final stage on Sunday. This was always going to be a tough battle for the boys against a strong, physical good footballing Malin side. Malin got off to a blistering start kicking four unanswered points before Red Hugh’s got off the mark through James Callaghan. The halftime scorer was Red Hugh’s 0-3, Malin 1-11.With all to do in the second half for Red Hugh’s and typical of the character in this team they came out fighting in the second half outscoring Malin in this half with points from Jack Gillespie and a penalty converted by Darragh. Final Score Red Hugh’s 1-4 Malin 1-14. Overall the boys can be proud of their season but will be disappointed in missing out in some silverware.

The launch of Donal Reid’s new book ‘Confessions of a Gaelic Footballer’ will take place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, 22nd October at 8pm. There is a bus leaving The Cross at 6.30 pm on the night. All proceeds from the sale of the publication will go towards Pieta House.

Tickets for the Cappry Rovers versus Red Hugh’s first half soccer, second half gaelic match in aid of the Caolan Melaugh Fund are now available from any senior team players or from Bradley’s Shop. The match is taking place in Cappry Park on Sunday 30th of October with kick off at 6:30pm. There will be refreshments and an auction in the Roadhouse Bar afterwards.


The Reserves recorded a good victory over Termon at the Burn Road on Saturday evening.

There was no jackpot winner in the mini lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 5,12,13,14,18,20. The Match 5 winner was Edward Brennan C/o Francis Brennan Creeslough. This weeks jackpot is €2100.

All Managers and everyone else who uses the Club Naomh Micheál Pitch at The Bridge in are asked to please close the gate as they leave.

Any member of St Michael’s who wishes to take part in this years Scor na nÓg is asked to come to the clubhouse in Dunfanaghy on Thursday 20th October between 7-9pm.

Categories include: solo singing, ballad group, recitation, instrumental group quiz team.

Please have rehearsed a piece to perform on the night. All competitors must be under 17 on 1st January.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8-11-13-29. The €50 winners were Barbara Bonner, Straboy and Connie Doherty, Station rd. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,700.

Congratulations to our Minor and third teams on reaching their county finals this weekend. The minors defeated St Michaels 4-21 to 2-3 and will now play St Eunan’s, in the minor final. The third team defeated St Eunan’s and they now face Glenswilly.


The first week of play in the Bakery Cup saw a great standard of football and two very entertaining matches. The first match saw Eugene Doherty's side getting the better of Mark McGlynn's outfit on a scoreline of 11-8 to 7-4.

In the second game Senan Rooney drew first blood against Shane Brady with his side running out 8-11 to 5-9 winners. The Cup is back this Friday again for the second week of its four week run.

The under 8 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor competition wrapped up on Friday evening after four hours of hectic football in the New Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille. This marked the conclusion of the under 8 season. Gus Culkin was on hand to make the trophy presentations to the winning captains, Megan Murphy of the Jaguars and Garreth Brennan of the Pumas. The Pumas team which were gold medal winners in the cup competition was Garreth Brennan (captain), Jack Gormley, Finn Doogan, Ethan McGowan, Eoghan Gallagher, Darragh McCready, Eabha Rogers.

The Lions team which were silver medal winners in the cup competition was Corey Sheridan, Shaun McGarrigle, Sean Maguire, Eoghan Gallagher, Iarla Hartin, Ethan Kerrigan.

The Jaguars team which were gold medal winners in the plate competition was Megan Murphy (Captain), Daithí Sheerin, James Gallagher, Callum Dorrian, Eoghan McCadden, Tomás Keown.

The Tigers team which were silver medal winners in the plate competition was Daniel McGarrigle, Joseph Gibbions, Antoin Duffy. Front: Sam Davitt, Oisin McCadden, Manus Conlon.

The Panthers team which were bronze medal winners in the plate competition was Max Roper, Jayden McGrath-Clyne, Sean O'Neill, Anthony Duffy, Sam Davitt, Patrick Clarke.

The under 12 indoor league will be staged in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 8pm on Fridays 4th and 11th November.

Underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh has enjoyed some great victories over the years. Last Thursday’s Division Two under 16 championship was up there with the best of them. The final took place in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy and we were up against a physically much stronger Letterkenny Gaels team. We only had 14 players available on the night. The result was never in any doubt and they ran out comfortable winners 2-17 to 3-2. It was great to see Pauric Keenaghan accepting the Pat Butler Cup from Donegal Hurling Board Chairman Jason Ewing.

Congratulations to Realt Ruadh senior ladies who won Division Two league on Sunday.

The under 13 girls had an almighty battle with Termon in the county quarter-final on Saturday afternoon, but after some 90 minutes of football the sides simply couldn't be separated. Aodh Ruadh went in at half-time leading 1-6 to 1-4. It finished at 4-7 apiece.

Over the coming weeks Stephen McGurrin, who has joined us as a school’s coach will accompany the county board coach in local primary schools and then work out a further winter programme which he will assist the teachers with. Contact Tom Daly for further information.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,700. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary B Kerrigan, Tirconaill Street; Finbarr Gethins, Finner; Gary Timoney, Belcoo; Gerry Quigley, Dunkineely; and Pamela McGrath, Laghey. Next draw is in McGinley's with a jackpot of €6,800 on Sunday.


Well done to the senior lads on their victory over Urris on Saturday. This win ensures that the lads will play in Division Three next season.

Off the field our comedy It's The Real Mc Coy is keeping sellout audiences in fits of laughter during each performance. The show already ran for four nights from last Thursday and is scheduled to run again this weekend. Demand is high for tickets with Sunday the only available night.

Bhí deireadh seachtain gnóthach ag Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn. Bhí scaifte daoine óga ag cleachtadh fá choinne Scór Dé hAoine.

Bhí bua iontach ag na Gaeil in eadan Urris Dé Sathairn. Bhí an drama The Real McCoy ar siúil sa chlubtheach - agus craic íontach ann. Agus ina measc sin uilig bhí na Gaeil pairteach i gcuriarracht domhanda fosta! Comhrá 16 is a world record attempt to speak Irish, without a break for eight full days. Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn took part for an hour on Saturday 15th. With help from various friends around the area we were involved in chat, interviews and music. Bhí agallamh againn le Eanna O Mainín, Una Uí Bhriain, Colm Breathnach, Neil O Baoighill, Fergus Mac Aoidh, Annraoi O Domhnall, Colm Ferriter agus ceol againn ó Gráinne agus Roise Uí Dhomhnaill agus Méabh Ní Chathail. Ár mbuíochas d'achan duine a thug tacaíocht duinn, go h-airithe John Andy Bonar agus LYIT a chuir wifi ar fáil duinn. We had good craic and it was wonderful to see the strength and vibrancy of Irish in our own club and the surrounding area.

Letterkenny Gaels minor camogie players Caoimhe, Eimear, Una and Eimear won their first county minor title when they joined forces with Four Masters at the weekend and defeated Burt.

The U-16 hurlers played lost the Division Two championship final last Thursday night.


There was no overall winner of this week’s Lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at £2,900. The numbers drawn were 8, 13, 19, 22, 24. The £25 winners were Phil Mundy, Geri Love, Smiley, Liam Mundy.

Well done to the Naomh Brid/ Pettigo minors on Saturday last, they gave a massive effort despite missing several first team players. Malin, second half performance was too strong for Naomh Brid/ Pettigo in the Division Three minor championship semi- final played in the centre of excellence. The final score Malin 3-11 Naomh Brid /Pettigo 0-8.

Team on the day: Adam Mc Barron, Eoin Mc Grane, Jason Gallagher, Eoin Rush, Conor McGloin, Ryan O’Leary, Jarlath Leonard, Matthew McClay, Ryan Brogan, Billy Harron, Jack Britton, Paul Diver, Aaron Cox, Joseph McGrory.


The parish is getting back to normal after the shock. The shock for everyone else, that is. Thanks must go to the

Kilcar team for a sporting and generally good game of football in trying conditions. Their time will come. But our senior team's time came yet again on Sunday

The sense of pride and clubmanship in the clubhouse on Sunday night was so palpable you could almost touch it. From the youngest member, to the chairman and from the people who make the tea to the senior team manager, the sense of community was bursting out from the hall and into the car park.

Everyone shared the same pride in equal measure - our club, our community. But it would be remiss not to directly pay tribute to the team, the management and anyone who helped them to get over the line at Mac Cumhaill Park. Days like Sunday make all the rain-soaked, mud-filled nights on the training field worthwhile.

Not to be upstaged by their senior counterparts, the U-13 boys had their big outing on Monday evening last under the floodlights of Buncrana where they took on Burt in the Division Two Shield Final.

Having been beaten by a single point in a tense battle two weeks earlier, the lads knew they had to be at their best for this physical Inishowen team. But the lads responded in magnificent form and reserved their earlier fortunes to win by a single point after another

keenly-contest affair between these two sides. Praise goes to Martin Glackin and his backroom team.

The under 16 girls finished up on Saturday 1st October. Their season concluded with a very exciting match in Malin where they were narrowly defeated in extra time.

Thanks to the girls for their commitment this season and to the managers Elaine McFadden and Christy Galligan.

The ladies team finished up the same weekend, on Sunday 2nd October. Their season ended on a high with a League win over Naomh Mhuire.

Thanks to all the ladies and their management team.

Thank you to Callaghans for their continued support and sponsorship, to The County Dry Cleaners and the Grill for county final sponsorship.

Weekly training continues for Under 13 Girls, our only team still in action! They have a quarter final game at home this Sunday 23rd, October.

Ladies AGM AGM is scheduled for Saturday 29th October at 8pm.

The winner of last week's lotto was Katie Mulhern of Cluain Ard, Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 4,11, 14 and 18.


Well done to the senior reserve team that claimed the Senior B Championship against Gaoth Dobhair in Ballybofey on Sunday. The junior men fell just short in their semi-final against Naomh Conaill on Saturday evening.

The U16 hurlers completed a league and championship double last Thursday night with a good win over Dungloe side in the championship final in Convoy COE. Congratulations to the players and management. Our teams contested minor, U16 and U14 championship finals this season losing only the minors to a last gasp goal.

The minor boy footballers will also be in Convoy this week as they take on Naomh Conaill in the county minor championship final on Sunday.

The U16 boy footballers travelled to Downings on Friday night and got the win they needed to top their group and were in action again on Sunday as they hosted Buncrana in the Northern semi-final. Once again the lads got the win and they take on MacCumhaills this Monday night (Oct. 24th) in Convoy. Congratulations to Glenswilly on winning the Dr. Maguire Cup.

Our Last One Standing Competition run by the minor boys is up and running, thanks to everyone that entered to make it such a success. Don’t forget to make your pick this week if you haven’t been knocked out!!

Michael Galvin is running a table Quiz this Friday night, Oct. 21st in The Station House Hotel at 9:15pm in aid of Mary’s Meals.


Congratulations to Meabh McDaid, the first ever recipient of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative Award from our club.

Everyone in the club congratulates Meabh on the initiative shown in applying for and committing to the workload, which involved study weekends and many hours of independent learning and coursework to be completed.

The seniors are away to Glenswilly in a crunch league game. The reserves completed their 2016 campaign on Saturday last at the Burn Road.

Well done to Ciara McGarvey who won the u14 county player of the year on Friday night and to Shannon Mc Laughlin who won most dedicated player for the U16 team.

This week’s lotto draw takes place in Nora’s, with the jackpot at €2,500.