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Frankie McGill presents the Kevin McGill Memorial Cup to winng captain Holly Gallagher after her team won the Ardara Under-12 Parish League Final.Also included are Under-12 coaches, Steven McKelvey, Patrck O'Shea and Pauric Brennan.(
This week’s news from clubs around the county and from abroad.

This week’s news from clubs around the county and from abroad.


There was no Jackpot winner of this week’s Bunotto. The winning numbers were 7 9 13 15 19 .The € 50 winners were Ozanam House, Bundoran, Patrick Donnelly, Moy, Co Tyrone and Brendan Hanley, Bundoran.

The U16 Girls team will play Dungloe in the Co U16 Section D Co Final next Sat 31st October. A huge word of thanks to Des Cosgrove and staff for facilitating the Bord na nOg with the Bag Packing Day last weekend in Supervalu. Also thankyou to the parents and children who helped out on the day.Also a big thank you to the Senior players who also gave up their time to help out.

Last Sunday’s near perfect performance by the lads will live long in the memory of everyone associated with our Club.It was a display full of passion and pride and one that now places us back into the Senior Championship in 2016.

So huge congratulations to everyone conccerned both management, players and supporters everyone played their part in what was an amazing day for our small club.


The coaching academy for 4-7 year old boys and girls finished up for 2015 this Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park. Thanks goes to all the TY’s, parents, coaches and club members that helped out each week with the coaching, administration, car parking and the tea room. Thanks also goes to former Clare player Jamesie O’Connor who presented the medals on Saturday morning and coached the U14/16 hurling teams afterwards. Indoor boys football coaching will commence in mid-November for this age group, keep an eye on the club notes for times/dates.

The U13’s recorded an excellent 8-8 to 3-10 win over St Nauls two weeks ago. They lost out to Naomh Conaill in Glenties on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-11 in the regional semi final, which finishes up all the underage games for 2015.Thanks goes to John and Kevin Sinclair for coaching the U13’s.

The seniors are in a relegation/promotion play off between the second placed team in Division 2, this is currently Bundoran.

The Bord na nÓg AGM took place this Tuesday night (October 20th) in the Abbey Hotel with chairman Laurence Doherty and secretary stepping down. Thanks goes to Laurence and Mary for the excellent work and dedication in recent years at Bord na nÓg. Positions filled on the night were as follows; U8 boys: Ronan Boyle, U10 boys: Odie McBride and Greg Doherty, U12 boys: Damien Dunnion, U13 Boys: John Sinclair, U14 boys: Jim McLaughlin, Minors boys: Pauric Harvey, registrar: Shirley Doherty, child protection officer: Seamus McInaw, chairman: Pauric Harvey, and treasurer: Fiona McHugh. Team managers for the U15 Óg Sport and U16 boys football were left vacant as well as the position of secretary, anyone interested should contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905). The managers of the camogie and hurling team is to be finalised in the upcoming weeks.

The Bord na nÓg awards night takes place on Sunday November 22nd in the St John Bosco Centre.

This vital fundraiser for Bord na nÓg takes place on Thursday November 19th in the Abbey Hotel from 8pm. Tickets are available from all underage managers and are priced at €10. Contestants on the night include Austin O’Kennedy, Odie McBride and Davy Crawford among others. There will also be a comedian on the night alongside the cooking.

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,900 in Week 14 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday October 19th. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Seamus Mc Anaw, Keadue, Fiona Dunlevy, The Glebe, John Bradley, Clogher and Danielle Dunnion, Bru na Mara. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 10 & 16 with the jackpot now standing at €3,000.

Well done to club man Lorcan O’Toole who was appointed Donegal minor hurling manager for 2016.


The seniors lost out to a very strong Realt na Mara side in the Intermediate final at O’Donnell Park on Sunday. Although the day didn’t go as we hoped, credit to Francie, Dougie, James, Gerard and the entire squad for their excellent achievement in reaching the club’s first Intermediate final. Good luck to Realt na Mara in their Ulster campaign.

The Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will take place on Saturday 14th November at the Halfway House in Burnfoot.

Naomh Colmcille are holding a ‘Get to Know Your Club’ night on Wednesday 4th November at 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend and find out about all aspects of the club - facilities, senior and underage teams, coaches, committee, etc

The club AGM is scheduled for Thursday 26th November at 8:00 pm. All nominations and motions need to with the club secretary 21 days before the AGM in writing.

This week’s lotto numbers will be included in next week’s notes.


The lotto numbers for October 20th for Jackpot €1850 were 3 1 54 62 7 8. Rose Herron, Patricia O’Connor, Jackie O’Meara, Micheal Bonner and Gwendoline Furey all matched 3 numbers and won €12 each. Next week’s Jackpot is €1900.

The Underage AGM is on Tuesday the 10th of November at 8:30pm. The club mass will take place on the 27th of November Congratulations to our Reserves who won the Division 2 league with a hard fought victory over Naomh Mhuire on Saturday.


The Mary Houten Memorial Tournament will take place next Saturday the 31st of October for all girls from 4th class up to 1st year. The tournament will start at 11 am, all support welcome.

There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €750. The numbers drawn were 4-7-2-6-3-1-5 and the €50 winner was Mary McLaughlin (D), Glasha, Carndonagh with the €20 sellers prize going to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next weeks jackpot is €800.

There is a change of date for the annual Know Your Parish Quiz, it will now be on Saturday the 7th of November. This year’s dinner dance will be held on Saturday the 30th of January.

The club would like to sympathise with the McGonagle family on the death of Eddie McGonagle, Strand Head.


The club wish to thank all who came and supported us in our Gigs & Reels in the Ballyliffin Hotel on Sunday night.

Congratulations to our winning dancers of Brian and Tanya (Judges Choice) and Jason and Nicole (most votes

MATCH “N” WIN: October 22nd: No jackpot winner: numbers drawn: 4, 6, 16 & 20. €15 winners were Michael Doherty, Maryvale, Martin Kearney, Leenan Keil, Rose Doherty (Gill), Annaugh, Callum Mc Eleney (Kearney), Annaugh, M Caul Family, Rooskey. Jackpot next week is €2,060.

Our pitch in Straid is now closed due to much needed work being carried out.

The U-16 girls are in the final of their group section against Naomh Mhuire, date and venue to be confirmed.

Scor Na Nog takes place in Muff on Friday 6th November. The club have Ceili dancers, solo singer and traditional group lined up so far. We would like to get a quiz team together as well, So if there would be U17’s in the club interested in forming a quiz team or anyone who can help to get a team organised please contact our Cultural Officer, Shaun Mc Daid on 0861948491.

The annual mass for deceased members is on Friday November 13th at 7pm in the clubhouse.


On Friday night the club is holding a disco for 10-14 year olds. There is a prize for the best costume for both boy and girl and entry is €5. Door opens at 8.00 and disco ends at 10.15pm.

Congratulations to Jamesie Donnelly who was selected in the Ulster Legends Team (having played in the Railway Cup) to play Kilkenny in Nolan Park next month. However, Jamesie has an even bigger day ahead with his wedding so he is unable to take part in the game and had to withdraw. This is obviously a great honor for Jamesie to have earned such a prestigious acknowledgment and for the club also. Once again, well done Jamesie and every best wishes with your wedding to Claire next month.

Our seniors had their last game of the season on Saturday evening and it ended in a draw with Fanad Gaels.

The club will be placing an order for club crested bags from O’Neills. Please contact Chris on 086 082 3762 if you wish to order a bag. This is the last week orders will be taken and money will be collected by the end of the week.

There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 8 and 22. There were two match three winners; Maria Gorrell, St. Columba’s College and Cara-Rose Mc Devitt, Glencovitt who receive €75 each. This week’s jackpot is €7,400 and Gary Dunnion’s team is selling.


Two people matched three numbers to share the €100 prize in last weeks lotto. There was no jackpot winner so next weeks jackpot is €4050.

Congratulations to our U13 team who had a superb victory in the county final of the ú13 shield. The beat a very strong Milford team in the final. Over the 60 minutes Emmets were the stronger team and held their shape exceptionally well against a physically and much bigger team. Emmets were playing with the wind in the first half and were 1-4 to 1-1 up at half-time.

In the second have against the wind Emmets were excellent in handling the conditions and a strong showing from Milford as the tried to salvage something from a game that was slipping away from them. It was in this period that the skills and game sense of the Emmets players was really seen, to a man, each player used the ball and more importantly the space available to them as the totally controlled the game. The were superb in defense and were ultra quick on the break and emerged worthy winners on a score of 2-8 to 1-4.

The club extends sympathy to Patsy McGinley, Ballylast on the death of his brother Francie who died in Scotland.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn out were 1-3-11-18 and the €50s went to Kathleen McGlynn, Glengesh, Ardara and Patsy Furey, Ard Patrick Glenties. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600.

What a week it’s been for our senior team and management Sunday 18th October winning the Donegal Championship final and then six days lateron Saturday 24th they won the All Ireland Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta final. Congratulations to Martin, Cathal and all the senior team and good luck in Ulster club this weekend against Trillick.

Well done to our U13s who defeated Four Masters on Sunday morning in the Regional semi-final and will now face Ardara in the final on Thursday at 7pm in Naomh Muire Annagry.

The Ladies AGM will be on Saturday 14th November at 8pm in the clubhouse. Everyone welcome.

The Next club 200+ draw will take place on Tuesday 3rd November at Bingo.


The seniors had their final home game of the season on Sunday last, when they faced St Nauls. They came out with a convincing win in what was a very one-sided affair.

They now find themselves level with Bundoran in second place on the league table. The league campaign draws to a close this weekend when Cloughaneely play their final game away to Glenfin on Sunday.

Preparations for the Casino Night are well under way. Tickets are in demand and only a limited number are available so please get your order in with any club officer or through Óstan Loch Áltan as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment! Tickets are priced at €20, which includes a champagne reception, finger food and $50 of chips! It promises to be a great night of entertainment! We hope to see you all there! Tel: Marie 086-8351996, or Maire: 086-8427295.

There will be an adult fancy dress disco with D J Ed held in Óstan Loch Áltan on Saturday Oct 31st! Doors open at 11 PM and prize for best dressed on the night!

The Cloughaneely Quiz Night will take place this Friday night, Oct 30th, at 9:30 pm in the Shamrock.


Congratulations to our u13 team on their brilliant win over a good Naomh Muire team on Saturday in the Divisional final in Glenties. They now head into the county semi final in two weeks.

Also on Saturday the senior and reserve teams played out two great victories over Killybegs in Pairc Na nGael.

The Fundraising draw week eight results: €1000 - Mary B and John G, Malinmor€400 - Gerard O’Byrne, Malinbeg; €200 - Liam Heekin, Upper Carrick; €200- Joseph Brannigan, Owenteskina; €200- Fr Con Cunningham, Upper CarrickOur Lotto grows to €2,900 this week so please support it.


This week’s Kilotto numbers were 2,11,22,24. There was no Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is at €5,350. There were four match 3 winners, each will recieve €30. Paddy McGinley, Five Points, Brid McGuinness, Marine Drive, Emer McGuinness, Largy, Anne McSharry, Church Road.

Coaching for boys born 2/03/04 each Monday evening 7.30-8.30, on the Astro Turf at St.Catherines Vocational School. Bring water, gum shield and €2 please. Coaching for Boys and Girls born 06/07/08/09/10 on Fridays 6.30-7.30 at the AstroTurf at St.Catgerines Vocational School. Bring indoor and outdoor clothing, water and €2.

The senior and reserve year of football drew to a close over the weekend we would like to thank all supporters who attended games, especially to those who travelled to away games also.


Congratulations to Adrian Murph, Dunfanaghy who won the €6000 Jackpot in the mini lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1,3,7,11,13,14. This weeks Jackpot is €2000. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney, Kildarragh Construction, Philadelphia, Shaun Langan, Creeslough Pallets, and Michael McColgan, Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot.

The club personnel will be coming around with the annual GAA Draw Tickets in the next fortnight. The tickets cost €10 each and you will be entered into three separate draw-club, county and national. The first prize is a car.

The AGM of the St. Michael’s Minor Board will be held in the Creeslough Day Centre on Tuesday 17th November at 8pm and everyone is welcome.


The under 21s booked their spot in the county A semi-final with a 1-19 to 1-11 win over a feisty Dungloe outfit in Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal town on Bank Holiday Monday.

The under 13s exited the league at the semi-final stages, losing out to Ardara on a scoreline of 4-12 to 0-10 under lights at Páirc an Phiarsaigh on Friday night. The Ernesiders were down Senan Rooney and had to battle the conditions too, with the game played in torrential rain. Ballyshannon were well in it at half-time, but Ardara were strong in the second half. Best for Aodh Ruadh was Eugene Doherty who played his heart out in the middle of the field. In defence Cian Barden delivered a committed 60 minutes, while up front Harry Howarth gave it everything he had in attack.

The first night of the under 10 Ballyshannon Shoe Company indoor winter league saw some excellent football with nearly 30 player taking part and keenly contested games, with Val Murray in charge of proceedings on the pitch. The Tigers and Panthers are deadlocked at the top of the league with the Pumas, Jaguars and Lions hot on their tails.

Coláiste Cholmcille had a great win at the Donegal Secondary Schools Hurling Tournament last Tuesday in Letterkenny. Five schools took part on the day, Coláiste Cholmcille, St Coulmba’s Stranorlar, St Eunan’s College, Scoil Mhuire Buncrana and Carndonagh Community School.

There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €1,700. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 7, 12, 14 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to John Keon, Belleek Road; Ivy Murray, Manorhamilton; Geraldine McGrath, Carrickboy; Elaine O’Connor; Anita Cassidy, Ardlongfield. Next draw in Pat’s Bar with a Jackpot of €1,800 on Sunday at 8.30pm.


The monthly meeting will take place on Monday 2nd November at 9pm. in the Clubhouse. The ladies presentation night will be held on Friday 30th October at 7 pm at the Clubhouse. The Donegal Ladies Captain, Katy Herron, will be presenting the awards and the ladies board agm is on Friday 6th November at 7 pm in the Clubhouse.

The minor board AGM will take place on Friday 20th November at 8pm and the senior board agm will take place on Friday 4th December at 8pm in the Clubhouse.


The club lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 17,18,22, 28. The jackpot was not won. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Liz Buckley, Fintown and Eileen Laughlin, Meenagowan. The jackpot stands at €9000.

October’s club 50 draw also took place on the night. Congratulations to prize winners Michael McCready €300, Mary McGill €100 and Johnny Breslin €50.

A speedy recovery to one of our sponsors Mark Clerkin after he suffered an injury recently.


Well done to our U-21 footballers who defeated Termon in the Championship quarter final on Monday. Sean Hume scored 1-10 as the boys began the defence of their title with a 1-16 to 1-05 victory. We have been drawn to face Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon in the semi finals, details tbc.

The seniors were defeated by Dungloe in their penultimate league game while the Reserves had no game.

Congratulations to our junior footballers who added the Division Five league title to the Junior B Championship win to complete the double for the season. Well done to John Coleman, his backroom team and all the players on a hugely successful season.

Hard luck to the U-13 boys football team who were defeated by Termon on Sunday despite leading for long periods and playing some exceptional football.

Well done to our U-12 and U-14 boys football teams who won the James Gallagher and Benny Carr memorial matches respectively on Bank Holiday Monday. Thanks also to everyone who helped out on Monday and also during the Intermediate Finals on Sunday.

There will be a general club meeting in the Clubhouse this Thursday evening, October 29th at 8pm.

The ‘Come Dine With Me’ event scheduled for October 31st has been deferred until November due to the recent busy footballing schedule, full details will issue shortly.

Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg should contact the club Cultural Officer, Fergus McGee. Phone: 086 85 44445 or by e-mail to Full details on the Club website and Facebook page.

The Hurling Academy is currently on a break but will return in November, indoors at the Aura Leisure Centre. Full details to follow.

The Century Cinema’s Football Academy is on Sundays at 11am. New members are always welcome to both academies. For more information, please contact Ciaran Maguire, 087 4133372, Eugene Duffy, 086 8430240 or Eunan O’Donnell 087 6775637. This week’s lotto numbers will issue by club email as soon as available.


The thirty-seventh Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday October 5th at the clubhouse. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 29, and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Two people matched three of the numbers drawn. They were: Paul Harkin (Porthall) and Damien O’Hagan (Clonleigh Park). Each received €50. Next week’s jackpot is €2200.

The Club has been without a Ladies County Board Delegate for some time now. As a result, the Club has been incurring ongoing fines due to non-attendance at Ladies County Board meetings. The Club would appeal to anyone within the parish with an interest in Ladies Football to put their name forward for this position. Anyone interested in taking up the role can speak with Club Chairman John McDermott on 0872106832.

The Club is currently seeking a Ladies Senior Team Manager for the 2016 season. Application forms for the role can be obtained from Club Chairman John McDermott or secretary Danielle Devine. John can be contacted on 0872106832, while Danielle Devine can be contacted at


The minor girls will also begin their Ulster championship campaign with a home tie against Tyrone champions Errigal Ciaran on Sunday 15th of November at the Carrick field. Please come along and show your support for the girls.

The under 16 girls play Glenties this Saturday in the county final and a date and venue has still yet to be confirmed.

Last week’s lotto numbers where 10,17,21,23 and the €50 runner up was Kate McLaughlin and Con O’Donnell next week’s Jackpot is €3700.

The annual club dinner dance takes place Friday 27th of November in the Redcastle Hotel and music from the David Craig band. Tickets will be for can be bought off Bridget Harkin.


Well done to all involved in the very successful comedy which was staged at the Club Room last week.

Directed by Paddy O’Connor and with a cast of ten made up mainly of Club members, the nightly audiences were treated to a brilliantly funny interpretation of this wonderful play. The entire production was achieved with a major team effort led by James Frain, Executive Producer and Conor Crossan who coordinated the Front of House and ticket sales. Significant advance PR was also undertaken by Letterkenny Gaels Club PRO, Mark McFadden and Brian Sweeney, who also starred in the role of Harry Bradshaw.

Thirty nine of our young Camogs and hurlers took a trip of their life to visit Croke Park last week. The “Dream Day Out” event was was organised and sponsored by Centra. The children started their day with a skills training session on the Croke Park pitch which was led by Killkenny icon Henry Shefflin. Later in the day they were treated to lunch in the Cusack Suite followed by a behind the scenes stadium tour. Special thanks to Mairtin Kelly, Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top for the goodie bags for the journey.

Tickets for the GAA National Draw will be on sale soon. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club. Tickets will be available from club members.


The seniors can secure promotion to Division Two this weekend when they take on Letterkenny Gaels away this Sunday. Should Na Galloglaigh come away with the points they will have won the league with a game to spare. As this would be the first time Na Galloglaigh will have been promoted to Division Two since 1992.

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-7-22. The jackpot was won there was one match 3 winner, Mary McFadden, Drumbern who won €70. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,300.


It was a mixed weekend on the field for our teams. The seniors were defeated in the rearranged Gaeltacht final in Ardara on Saturday by Naomh Conaill.

The annual ten Week Development Draw will now take place this Sunday with a double draw with €25,000 in prizes over the ten weeks. Tickets will be on sale locally from any committee member or you can buy online via the club website, this is a vital fundraiser for the club so please support.

Scor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. The following acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental Group, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or text Honora: 087-7925603

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,300 this week’s numbers were: 7, 23, 26 and 30 winners were: €50 Deidre Carr (Leitir) €30 Martin Campbell (Meenboy) and €20 Mary O’Donnell (Churchtown). Lotto Plus numbers 8, 9, 12 and 23 there was no winner.

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Joe McShane of Dublin and Kilcar who sadly passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.


This year’s AGM will take place on Sunday, November 22nd at 4pm in the clubhouse. Nomination sheets have been sent out by the club secretary. All nominations and motions must be sent to club secretary Aisling McDaid at Glenkeeragh, Newmills by 5pm on November 13th next. Everyone is urged to attend the AGM.

The ladies section of the club will host their own AGM in the clubhouse on November 13th at 8pm. Nominations and motions should be returned to Deirdre McDaid, Glenkeeragh, Newmills by 5pm on November 6th. Again all members involved with the ladies are asked to attend.

The presentation nights for all underage players will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday, December 6th.

The lotto was won last week by Sarah Durnion from Dungloe who is a regular bingo player and who also does the lotto on the night. Sarah picked up the jackpot which was €1,940. This week’s jackpot will start off again at €1,400.

Anyone who would like to perform or help out in the Scor na nOg this year to should contact Seamus Callaghan 0861673545 or by email asap. We can take part in the competition in Glenfin on Sunday 8th Nov. 15.

The U12 boys enjoyed a good blitz at O’Donnell Park on Bank Holiday Monday. The other three teams involved were host St Eunans, Buncrana and Termon.

The club’s 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday, November 20th next in the clubhouse. The night starts at 8pm and there will be €2,500 in prizes along with the Barney Pat Memorial Cup.

Family Fortunes will be held at McClaffertys in Churchill starting on Friday, November 6th. All proceeds will be split between the club and Glendowan NS .


Killyclogher in Tyrone is the only place to be this Saturday at 2pm as our Senior Ladies take to the field to defend their Ulster Championship title. They are up against old rivals and the Monaghan champions Donaghmoyne. Best of luck to our girls and to the management.

Then on Sunday the action switches to the Burn Road for the final home game of the year for our Senior and Reserve teams. This is a crucial game, the League Division Two title decider.

Huge congratulations to Paddy Gallagher, James Cassidy and our U13 boys team on becoming NRB Division One Champions on Sunday last. A seven point victory was just reward for a fantastic performance especially in the second half when we outscored opponents St Eunans by 1-10 to 1-1.

Thanks to Milford for giving their pitch for the game. Next up it’s the county semi -final with Ardara or Glenties providing the opposition. The game is due to take place this Saturday with a venue and time to be confirmed later in the week.

This week’s lotto draw takes place in the Millbridge with Paul Doherty and Charles Gallagher coordinating.