Donegal GAA Club Call

Donegal GAA Club Call

Letterkenny Gaels.

The club AGM takes place this Saturday 16th January at 6pm in our Club Room at the Glebe.

Sympathy is extended to Shane Gildea and his family on their recent bereavement. Sympathy is also extended to the Malseed and Murray families on their recent bereavement.

The Camogie presentation evening takes place this Sunday at 4pm at the clubhouse for all girls, mentors and their families.

Underage football presentation night will be on Saturday 30th January in the Gaels Club Room.

Naomh Padraig, Lifford

The Club's re-scheduled AGM took place on Sunday the 3rd of January in the Habentag Housing Complex, Lifford. The Executive Committee elected on the night is as follows:

President Charlie Tourish; Vice-President; Austin Daly; Chairman John McDermott; Vice-Chairman Shaun Mc Brearty; Secretary Danielle Devine; Assistant-Secretary Unfilled; Treasurer Dessie McDermott; Assistant-Treasurer Kevin Tourish; Registrar

Brian McKinney; PRO Paul Lynch; Irish Language and Culture Officer Unfilled; Children’s Welfare Officer Fidelma McDermott; Players Representative Míchael Ferry; Coaching Officer Paul Melaugh; County Board Delegate 1 Brian McKinney; County Board Delegate 2 Enda McDermott; Ladies County Board Delegate Unfilled

Health And Wellbeing Officer John Mahon Junior

In his address to the AGM, Club Chairman John McDermott outlined the state of the Club Finances over the past 4 years. As of November 2015, the Club is approximately €3,000 in profit. This is in stark contrast to the Club’s Finances four years ago when the Club was €26,000 in debt, all the while covering the annual cost of running the Club (in excess of €50,000). While this drastic financial improvement was warmly welcomed by those in attendance; the fact remains that a very small group of fundraisers - namely Clubs Treasurers Dessie McDermott and Kevin Tourish, and a handful of underage players who sell the Club Lotto throughout the parish – are responsible for this huge achievement.

Due to the large amount of debt that the Club had accumulated over the years, there is no doubt that Lifford has fallen behind other Clubs in terms of success on the field, coaching and playing facilities. Going forward, the new Committee has big plans for Naomh Padraig; in terms of sport, as a business and as a community organisation. On the sporting front, the Club intends to carry out a radical overhaul of our underage coaching structures. This overhaul was initiated last year with the introduction of an Under-6 team for the very first time in the Club’s history, and this overhaul will continue into 2016; nonetheless, the Club does require additional coaches going forward.

Na Rossa

The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 3,6,8,17 No jackpot winner on the night. Two Lucky dip winners receive €50, Gerry Hanlon Leitir & Jennifer Laughlin Leitir. Next weeks Jackpot is €2050.

Congratulations to Gerry Hanlon, Madavagh on winning the club’s €9,000 lottery Jackpot from the lottery committee and all at Na Rossa.

Gaeil Fhánada

Gaeil Fhánada Underage training resumes this Saturday 16th January in Rossnakill Resource Centre from 4.30pm until 5.30pm for children born 2008, 2009, 2010. Wear runners, bring your own water bottle and €1 for the cost of the hall. For further info please contact Martin McAteer @ 9163472.

Gaeil Fhánada Lotto results - No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 07, 08, 15,16, 17. Bonus No. drawn was 13. €100 winner Ronan McAteer, Ballyhiernan . €50 winner Lauren McBride c/o Noreen. Next week's jackpot is €2,400. Hughie & Michéal on duty.

Gaeil Fhánada AGM was held last Friday night in the Rosnakill Resource Centre. Election of Officers - Hon President: Cathal Mac An’tSaoir; Cathaoirleach: Breandan Mac An’tSaoir

Leas Cathaoirleach: Martín Mac An’tSaoir; Rúnaí: Fiona Ní Shiail; Leas Rúnaí: Rachel Nic a’tSaoir; Cisteoir: Marc Ó Dorraidhín agus Máire Nic A tSaoir; OPR: Margaretta Ní Chonaglaigh; Registrar: Margaretta Ní Chonaglaigh; Children’s Officer: Máire Ní Cheallacháin; Cultural Officer: Michéal O Fríl; Scór Officer: Deaglán Ó Dorraidhín; Lotto: Seán Ó Bléine; Coiste Ginearalta: Lisa Ní Chonaglaigh, Éamonn Ó Fríl, Bríd Ní Dhochartaigh, Seán Mac Conaglaigh, Aodh Ó Siail.

Membership should be paid by March 1st.

GAA Presentation Night - Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel deservedly received the Senior Player of the Year award. Most Improved Player was Shaun McElwaine, Joe Blaney was Senior Young Player of the Year, Rachel McAteer was Club Person of the Year. Shaun McGovern got Reserve player of the Year.Aidan Heraghty received Most Improved Reserve Player of the Year. Senior Ladies Player of the Year was received by Maggie Friel. Most Improved Player Natasha McElwaine. Young Ladies Player of the Year was Aoife McDevitt.

Na Cealla Beaga

This week's Kilotto numbers were 11,14,18,30 There was no Jackpot winner. Next weeks Jackpot is at €5,900. There was one match 3 winner, Liam McClean, Riverdale Heights, who won €60.

There was no winner of the bingo Jackpot. Next week’s bingo jackpot is at €3.700 on 45 nos. Bingo every Monday at 9pm in the Forresters Hall

We have had a great response to Operation Reformation! 190 people came to the Bayview on Thursday to register and get their blood pressure, Blood sugar, weight and BMI checked. It will continue over the next eight weeks. After 8 weeks there will be a 5km walk/run and prize giving to the winning team!

The Senior board AGM will take place on Sunday the 17th of January at 5pm in the Tara Hotel.

Realt na Mara, Bundoran

Bunotto Results 7/1/16: There was no Jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 6 8 11 16 17.The 3 x € 50 winners were Pat Flanagan Arigna Carrick on Shannon Co Roscommon Jason Rice 51 Faughitra Rd Jonesborough Co Down Philip McGroary Drimboarty Letterbarrow Co Donegal.

The Annual Bord na nOg Presentation and Registration Night will take place on Friday 12th February at 7pm in the Holyrood Hotel.Medals will be presented on the night to the victorious Girls U16 and Boys U18 teams as well as the various Player of the Year Awards.

The Bord na nOg are currently seeking help from anyone interested in coaching or helping out with underage teams in the new year .All help at any age group will be more than welcome.

The AGM of CLG Realt na Mara will take place on Sunday 17th January at 7pm in the Holyrood Hotel.

Naomh Conaill

There was no winner of this week’s Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 15-21-25-26. The 2x€50 went to Maureen Mc Devitt, Fintown and Stephen Molloy, Naomh Conaill. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,700.

On Tuesday 5th January the Club 200+ Draw no 7 took place at bingo and 1st prize of €500 went to James Mc Loone (butcher), Glen road Glenties and the 5x €100 prizes went to Joe Brennan, Shallogans Michael Regan, Mill Rd Glenties Mary Quinn, Glen Tavern Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh Maggie O'Donnell, Mennahalla Glenties. Congratulations to all the winners and the next draw will be on Tuesday 2nd February.

A club meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 14th January 2016 at 8pm.

Naomh Conaill seeks applications for the following positions. Senior Manager and Division 5(3rd team) Manager, Applications are to be sent to the Secretary Vincent Cranley, in writing by post or email

Anyone interested on joining the Naomh Conaill Text leave your name and number by text to 0892007785.

Naomh Conaill are looking for people to help out with the club in any way they can for 2016 please put your name forward to Daniel, Vinny, or Paul. Every little helps.

St. Michael’s

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,2,11,12,16,18. The match 5 winners were Rachael Dolan Ards Creeslough, Corrine McGinley Kill Dunfanaghy, Tommy Doherty Derryreel and William McMullan Chapel Road Dunfanaghy. This weeks Jackpot be €2550.

The names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Sunday night the 16th January are Dunfanaghy Liam McElhinney and Mickey McFadden, Creeslough Rose Baird.

St. Naul’s

The Club have the honour of hosting one of the County Semi-finals of Scor Sinsear (Senior Scor) in the Bluestack Centre, Drimarone, on Saturday evening January 16th at 7.30pm. It will be a very entertaining night with talent from half the county competing for their places in the County Final. Everybody is welcome and admission is only €5.

St.Nauls GAA club invite applications for the GAA Club Plus Card for 2016. This card replaces the Club Donegal Cards of previous years. Card cost is €200 & includes club membership for 2016

The January meeting will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 25th January at 9pm.

Our Annual Dinner Dance takes place on 23rd January in the Millpark Hotel. Tickets will be available from Club Executive members.

Four Masters

The ladies underage presentation will take place on the 17th of Jan 2016 in Dom’s Pier 1 from 6-8 pm finger food served.

The ladies A.G.M will take place on Thursday 14th January 2016 at 8.30pm in the abbey hotel.

Awards night: The awards night will take place on Saturday the 20th of Febuary 2016 in Dom’s Peir 1. Tickets €25 each and are available through any club officer.

Scór Sinsear will take place on 16th January 2016 at 7.30 pm in Drimarone.

The ladies have 2016 calendar with photos from each team out now, it’s available to buy in local shops.

Club Lotto Results: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4,100 in week 26 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday January 11th. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Sean Mc Groary c/o McGettigans; Paul Duncan, Ballydevitt; Joseph Timoney, Doonan and Gerry Caldwell, Main Street. The numbers drawn were 5, 16, 20 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €4,200.

Aodh Ruadh

The Aodh Ruadh Ladies AGM finally took place on Sunday evening and it was great to see some new faces. The Election of Board of Management took place and office holders for 2016 are as follows: Chairperson - Eoin O'Moore; Vice Chairperson - Patricia McShea-Hill; Secretary - Willie Scott; Treasurer - Teddy Kane; Assistant Treasurer - Karol Foley; PRO - Karol Foley; Assistant PRO - Lorna Matthews and Shelly Loughlin; County Representatives - Teddy Kane, Eoin O'Moore and Willie Scott; Joint Registrars - Siobhan McGarrigle and Linda Cline; Assistant Registrar -Gabby McGloin; Child Protection Officer - John Travers; Lotto Rota Organiser - Karol Foley; Assistant Lotto Rota Organiser - Sarah Patton.

The Donegal under 21s were in action in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh once again on Saturday as they took on Fermanagh in the North West Cup. Niall Harley and Colm Kelly both started and did well, but unfortunately Donegal came up just short, losing on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-9. We have some pictures from the game up on

Donegal play Cork in Division 1 of the National Football League in Father Tierney Park on Sunday, 7th February. Copy and payment for NFL match programme adverts needs to be with Tom Daly by this weekend. Each club committee member is asked to source an advert. Rates are €35 for a quarter page; €60 for a half page; and €120 for a full page.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €2,700. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 went to Denis McGee, The Mall; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Margaret McCauley, Mulleek; Frank Timoney, East Port; and Mark Sheerin, The Knather. Next draw is on Sunday in the Bridgend with a Jackpot of €2,800 on Sunday at 8.30pm. The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS

Cloich Cheann Fhaola

Buíochas do gach duine a bhí i láthair ag Cruinniú Cheann Bliana an Chlub Dé Domhnaigh seo chaite. Ar an drochuair , b’éigean an cruinniú a chur ar athló ós rud é nach rabhthas ábalta cathaoirleach úr a fháil. Dhéanfar an cruinniú a ath-thionól in Óstán Loch Altan ar an Domhnach 24ú Eanáir 2016 ar 5:00. Táthar ag súil an Cathaoirleach agus na hoifigigh eile a thoghadh an lá sin.

The Ladies AGM will take place Friday 22nd at 8:00 pm in the club house kitchen.

Brian Cannon – a valued and respected club member of CLG Cloich Cheann Fhaola – this year celebrates 50 years being a club member! We, at the club, would like to thank Brian for his continued loyalty and support to the club over the years; and also thank him for brightening up our AGM on Sunday with stories of the earlier days of the club!

Naomh Brid

Naomh Brid club have entered Scor and have four acts entered in the competition which will take place in Drimarone this Saturday 16th January at 7.30pm.

Anyone interested in taking a first aid course organised by the club, please give name to Anne Marie Monaghan. Course will be arranged if numbers are sufficient.

Well done to are new Bòrd Na Òg committee elected were Chairman, Paddy Battles, Secretary, Michael Quinn, Treasurer, Bridin Mc Garrigle.

We are delighted to announce that Sean Timoney has been appointed our Senior Football manager for 2016, coach Dougie Corbett and trainer Eamon Mc Cafferty.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gerald Gallagher, Dara Quinn, Donal Martin and Dermot Langan for all their hard work and commitment.

Tir Chonaill Gaels

Tir Chonaill Gaels would like to offer its sincere sympathy to all the family of Annie Kate McManamon (nee Hoban), Sandhill, Tiernaur, Co. Mayo who passed away recently. Annie is the mother of TCG's Bernadette Campbell and Bernie Mac. Condolences to all the McManamon family both here and in Ireland. RIP.

U16 / U18 & Girls Presentation Night - Saturday 16th January 2016 - 7.30p.m.

To kick off 2016 we are having a Presentation evening and party for the 2015 Under 16 and 18 squads and the Girls team. Music after presentations until 11.30p.m. All players and parents welcome to stay and socialise on the night.

St Brigid Charity Cross Making Night - Friday 29th January - 7.30 p.m. onwards

Our annual charity St Brigid Cross Making Night will take place at the club for the Across Charity, with rushes especially flown over from Donegal. Adults £5 (to include Irish Stew), Children Free. Raffle on the night - prizes welcome. and Traditional Music. All welcome.


The Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 23rd of January with the meal being served at 9.00pm. Tickets will be available in the coming days and can be got from an executive member and also by contacting Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801. Tickets are priced at €12.50.

Anyone helping out with the Under-12 boys this year is asked to attend a short meeting on Friday the 15th of January at 8.00pm in the clubhouse. Any one wanting to get involved is more than welcome.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 26, 29 and 30. There were no match three winners. The following names were pulled out: Gary Harvey, Mary Doherty c/o Alan Martin and Pauric McShea, Ballyshannon who receive €30 each. This week’s jackpot is €8,500 and Terry O’Reilly’s team is selling.


This year’s dinner dance will be held on Saturday 30th of January in the Malin Hotel. Tickets will be available from next week from any commitee member priced €20.

The Malin Operation Transformation Group 2016 has started up again and will run along with the RTE programme encouraging Ireland to take part and get fit & healthy. The first meeting was held last week but it's still not too late to join in and start 2016 with a new resolution.

There will be a meeting on Saturday 16th of January at 7.00pm for anyone interested in playing senior ladies football for the club in 2016.

There will be a meeting on Saturday 16th January at 1pm in the Clubhouse for all parents of the U6, U8 & U10 Girls Teams. Any new parents or girls who would like to play in 2016 are also asked to attend. Registration will be completed and an overall discussion for the year ahead.

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €850. The numbers drawn were 5-1-7-4-3-6-2 and the €50 winner was Geraldine McLaughlin, Malin with the €20 seller prize going to Bronagh McCarron, Drumcarbit. Next week’s jackpot is €900.

Robert Emmett’s

There was no jackpot winner in last week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 2-9-18-24 and 3 people matched 3 numbers to share the €100 prize. Next weeks jackpot is €4500.


Match ‘n’ Win: January 7th: No jackpot winner - numbers drawn: 3, 8, 19 & 24. €15 winners: Lorna Doherty, Urrismana. Brian Doherty, Rooskey. Paddy Mc Donald, Cross. D O'Doherty, Giblin. Josie Mc Donald, C/o Bingo.

Jackpot next week €2,500. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support CLG Iorras in this weekly draw.

All ladies interested in playing football for the club this year please attend a players meeting on Saturday, January 16th at 4pm in the clubhouse.

There will be a meeting in the clubhouse on Saturday evening (January 16th) at 5pm for all manager, parents interested in looking after our under age teams for the season ahead. As we have big numbers at Under age level more help is needed this year. New faces most welcome.

Our Dinner Dance takes place on January 30th.


Almost 30 people completed a first aid course at the clubhouse last weekend. All teams were represented on the course which was arranged by the club's health and wellbeing officer Elaine McFadden. The club are delighted with the turn-out for the course. Many thanks to Elaine

for organising the course.

The club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly

fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of the community fund.

The club will host its next minor board meeting in the clubhouse on Monday, January 25th next at 7.55pm. At least one manager from each group is asked to be there.

The general monthly meeting will take place directly after the minor board meeting at 9pm on January 25th next. A delegate will be elected to replace County Board delegate Paddy Tinney who is now Assistant Treasurer with the Donegal County Board.

The winner of last Wednesday's lotto was Seamus McMonagle of Fintown who matched three numbers. The numbers were 6,17,18 and 24. Lotto sellers for the rest of January are as follows: Jan 16th Ciaran

Gallagher and Paul McCool, Jan 23rd John McFadden and Darren McGinley, Jan 30th Joe Gibbons and Michael Canning.

Na nDúnaibh

Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 2 6 24 agus 26. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí na trí uimhir acu seo a leanas: Tarlach Mac Domhnaill, Tullach, Marcas Mac Laifeartaigh, an Baile Úr, Máire Mhic Lochlainn, an Gleann,Máirtin Mac Laifeartaigh, Carraig Airt, Marie Ní Bhuaidhe, Tullach, Cathal Wilkinson, Carraig Airt, Aodh Mac Laifeartaigh, an Mhuirleog agus Virginia Bn Mhic Giolla Choinnigh, an Machaire Beag. Fuair siad €20 an duine. B’iad Joe Ó Cuilinn, Carraig Airt agus James Mac Pháidin, Carraig Airt a fuair na duaiseanna tinrimh, sin béile do bheirt do Joe agus buidéal fíona do James. Patsy Ó Dochartaigh, Duibhlinn Riach a fuair duais an díoltóra. Tá €10,000 sa phota óir agus beidh an tarraingt Dé Luain seo chugainn sa Sibín Ceoil.

Underage training will resume in the GAA Centre on Wednesday January 13 at 6pm for all boys and girls born 2008—2012. €2 per night.

The AGM of CLG Na nDúnaibh will take place on Saturday January the 16th in the GAA Centre at 6pm.

Comhghairdeachas leo seo uilig ar bronnadh gradam orthu ag oíche bhronnadh na ngradam a bhí in Óstán na Trá oíche Shathairn is chuaigh thart.

Peileadóir na bliana: Colin Ó Gallchóir.

Peileadóir óg na bliana: Maitiú Mac Giolla Chomhaill.

Peileadóir Foireann Tacaíochta: Max Davis.

Peileadóirí Óga Foireann Tacaíochta: Naoise Ó Cuilinn, Ciarán Mac Tadhg.

Bronnadh Speisialta: Lorcán Ó Conchúir, peileadóir faoi 21 na Contae.

Pearsain Lotto na Bliana: Patsy Ó Dochartaigh, Joe Mac Giolla Bhríde

Buíochas do Ostán na Trá a chur soláistí ar fáil ar an oíche.


Hard luck to Cathal McGettigan and his Sligo IT colleagues that were defeated 1-16 to 0-8 by Mayo on Sunday. Cathal has lined out at centre half forward in both games scoring a point at the weekend and two points in their 1-20 to 0-10 defeat to Roscommon the week before. Next up for Cathal and Sligo IT is NUIG.

This weeks lotto numbers were 8-18-23-24. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Pauric Curley & Claire McGlinchey, Ciaran McHugh, and Brendan McGlynn. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,740. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available.


Many congratulations to Timmy Boyle who won the lotto jackpot of €3,950 at the weekend. The jackpot now resumes at €500, and the draw will take place in the Millbridge, with Paul and Margo Doherty and Charles Gallagher co-ordinating.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Francie Friel as Senior Men’s Manager for the 2016 season. Francie brings a wealth of experience to the role, and will build on the great work of Paddy McDaid last year.

This year’s event will be in the Lagoon on Saturday 13th February, Valentine’s weekend! More to follow.

The pitch at the Burn Road remains closed for essential maintenance work in preparation for the new season.

Course dates: Child protection and foundation to take place on the 22/23 of January in Downings, participants must complete both dates,

Level 1: This will take place on the 19/20 & 26/27 February with venue tbc.

Coaching Workshops: Planning the season 13/1/16 St Eunans at 7:20

Technology in the Gaa 20/1/16

Goalkeepers coaching 3/2/16 Ardara

3 skills for youths 10/2/16 Glenswilly

Anyone interested in doing courses contact Paddy 0872175234 asap as places are limited.

Ard a Ratha

The AGM was held on Sunday last with a new chairman being appointed - Kevin 'Larry' Gallagher replacing Stephen McCahill, who stepped down. Full report next week.

There was no winner of this week's flotto, the numbers drawn were: 11, 18, 27 and 30. Nearest were Teresa Maher, Radharc na Ghlenna and Beatrice McDevitt, Ballykilduff. Next week's jackpot stands at €3,700.

The club is hosting a foundation coaching course on the weekend of January 22/23. It begins on Friday night form 7.30-9.30 pm with child ethics and, on Saturday, 9.30 - 3pm theory.

Anyone working with a team or wishing to work with a team this year must have this basic qualification. Also anyone who has this completed many years ago can still do this course once again to refresh their minds and to familarise themselves with modern techniques. Anyone interested can contact James McHugh on 087 2222277.

The club is also hosting an Award 1 coaching course for those who have the foundation level completed. This takes place over two weekends in February, the 19th/20th and the 26th/27th.

This is on both Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Again, anyone interested contact James McHugh. Both courses take place in the clubhouse.