DONEGAL GAA CLUB CALL: All the news from Donegal GAA Clubs

DONEGAL GAA CLUB CALL: All the news from Donegal GAA Clubs


Aodh Ruadh left Letterkenny empty handed on Bank Holiday Monday after losing to St Eunan's.

The minors drew with Glenfin 3-12 to 4-9 last Saturday in their last game of the round robin stages. The result saw them finish third in the group, a placing which ends their championship ambitions.

Ladies - The under 16s concluded their season with an enjoyable trip to Carryduff for a nine-a-side 16 team tournament. The Ballyshannon girls recorded a good win in their opening game over Clonduff, but lost out to Omagh and Ballymartin after hard fought games.

Thanks to the parents who travelled and supported, to Paddy Hughes for assisting on the day and to Seamie McPhelim for the transport. Thanks especially to the girls who travelled and represented the jersey with pride. Thanks to Paddy Kelly for his assistance across the course of the under 16 season. Finally a special thank you to Kathleen McGarrigle for taking care of dressing room duties this season.

The under 14s put in a devastating performance to bridge a 14 year gap and bring the county title back to Ballyshannon. They defeated Killybegs on a 7-14 to 1-3 scoreline in Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town.

The victory was a real squad performance. The team was Áine Hill; Ciara Caldwell, Grainne Maguire, Hannah Gallagher; Megan Kane, Lucy McGlynn, Annie Keon; Caoimhe Hughes O'Brien, Niamh Hughes; Evelyn Rose Gallagher, Aoibhínn McGarrigle, Emer O'Brien; Ciara Gillespie, Katie O'Brien, Shauna O'Mahoney; Rhianna Masterson Burrows, Fódhla Sheerin, Niamh McGloin, Niamh Irwin, Kelly Irwin, Eve Flood and Catherine Browne.

Hurling - The U12s continued their good form with a 4-7 to 2-7 win.

You could win €500 in their Premiership Killers competition.

Entries for games on Saturday and Sunday must be submitted by 7pm on the preceding Friday.

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot of €2,300. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 4, 5, 8, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Eamonn McGrath, Carrickboy; Ita Doherty, Cluain Barron; Carmel Gillespie, c/o Pearse's; Sara Gillespie, Clyhore; Jackie Spratt, St Benildus Avenue. This week's jackpot is €2,400 .


The Club Cul Camp has been rescheduled and will now be go ahead on the 13th August – 19th August

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 11,32. Damien Tourish, Curragh Lane, matched three numbers and receives the runners up prize of €100. This week's jackpot is €3,750.

Just a reminder that the online shop is available from the O'Neills website, there is a wide selection of club gear including T-shirts, half-zips, replica jerseys, tracksuits bottoms etc.


For the second time in six weeks Bunotto jackpot has been won. Congratulations to Eilis McEniff, Church Road who won €1,300.The winning numbers were 7, 9,13,14,7. This week's jackpot is €1000.

Hard luck to Paul and Jamie Brennan and the Donegal Squad on their exit from the championship last Sunday.

Ladies - Huge congratulations to our U14 Girls squad and management on their excellent win in the county final on Monday, defeating Gaoth Dobhair 5-6 to 2-8. Thank you to Des Cosgrove and all at SuperValu for facilitating our Ladies backpacking fundraiser on Saturday. Well done to Kevin O’Callaghan for coordinating the event.

On behalf of all the Members of CLG Realt na Mara,Bundoran may we express our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Eileen McMullan RIP Convoy mother of Martina McGee, Ardfarna who sadly passed away this week.


There was no jackpot winner in the mini lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 2,9,13,14,19,20. The Match 5 winners were Christy McGinley, Kilcar and Karen Smyth, Northern Ireland. This week’s jackpot is €6750.

The annual Creeslough Sports will be held in the Sports Field in Creeslough on this Sunday the 12th August.

Dates for diary - Family fun day-Sunday September 2 at the Bridge, Dunfanaghy.

Well done to the boys who defeated Cloughaneely away last week.


B’iad 2, 7, 20, agus 27 na huimhireach lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,700 sa phóta óir don seachtaine seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann; Martin Oglesby, Burtonport; Kevin Gillespie, Mullaghduff; Mamie Gillespie, Mullaghduff; Patrick McCready; Johnny McGee, Bunbeg.


D’imir Cloich Cheann Fhaola in éadan Gaoth Dobhair Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Caill an foireann tacaíochta in éadan foireann láidir Gaoth Dobhair. Ní raibh an t-ádh ag an foireann sinsear agus chaill said fósta.

The lotto numbers drawn last week were 2,7,8,9,10,12. The jackpot was not won. We had three match 5s: Congratulations to all who won €35 each. This week's jackpot is €5,250.

The U-8s had a very successful day at the blitz in Ardara last Saturday; they reached the plate final where they played Glenties and were narrowly defeated.

The 100 club winners for June were €500 - Ciaran McGeady; €100 - each to Karen Sweeney, Hailey and Grace Doohan, Joe McGarvey, Paddy Joe Doohan and Joe Gallagher.

July winners were €500 - Ciaran McGeady, €100 each to Denis Doohan, Shaun Maguire, Dr Nelson, Joe Gallagher and Michael McFadden.

The minors played St Michaels in the championship last week. They were unfortunate to concede a couple of goals which was the difference between the two sides at the final whistle.


The winning lotto numbers for the 31st of July were 1,7, 4, 6, 5, 3, 8.2 Lucas Mc Glynn and Neil Martin matched three numbers and won €30 each. This week's jackpot is €9150.

Best of luck to the U16 girls when they play Milford in the Division Two semi-final on Wednesday (8th of August in Milford).

The ladies had a great victory over Glenties on Sunday morning at home. The final score was 2-17 to Naomh Conaill 0-2.

The team and scorers were: Sharon McGlynn; Diane McGlynn,Tara Martin, Mary Martin (0-1); Gemma Bradley, Sinead McGinty (0-1), Mary Ward; Grainne Houston (0-2), Ann Marie Logue; Katie Long (2-2), Kathy Ward (0-3),Shannon Doherty; Danielle McGinley (0-1), Karen Ward, Colene McGrath (0-3). Subs used: Laura McKenna (0-2), Aine Ward (0-3),Amy Long, Sinead Bonner.

Well done to, Anna Marie, Karen, Yvonne, Katy, Sinead and the Donegal ladies when the beat Armagh in the All Ireland Quarter final.

Hard luck to Frank McGlynn and the Donegal senior team on their defeat to Tyrone. Frank once again done the club proud in the Donegal colours with a fine performance.


The club is hosting this 9 a side competition for the second year in memory of John Joe Cleary. The teams taking part so far are Urris, Malin and Buncrana. The games are on Wednesday night.

The clubs annual Big Breakfast takes place on Saturday morning in St Mary's Hall, Clonmany from 9am to 1pm.

Match N" Win numbers drawn last week were 4, 6, 11 and 12. The jackpot was not won and now stands at €5,820 this week.

The €15 winners were: Kathleen Houten, Clonmany, Marie and Nuala, c/o Bingo, Isabella Toland, Magheramore; Patrick Harkin, the Parish; Kitty Martin, c/o Phil Kelly, Tullagh.

The club will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2019. To mark this special occasion the club will be publishing a book on the club history. This will capture the sporting highlights, achievements, major landmarks for the club and above all, the stories and folklore of all who have been involved in the club over the years.

Thus, if you are a past player, supporter or even a past manager (at any level) we would love to hear your memories.

If you have any old photographs, paper articles etc (all items will be returned to you), we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the following 50th Committee members if you can help; Rose Kelly (0877770639 or by email;, Edward McLaughlin (0863390199) and Danny Friel (0868290220}.


The under 9s were in Burt last Saturday for a very enjoyable blitz, thanks to Darren and the Burt club for the great day. The minor boys lost out to Gaoth Dobhair last week in Division One of the county championship.

The club would like to thank all the club volunteers who helped out with the bag packing last Saturday in SuperValu in Carndonagh. They would also like to thank the community who supported the event and to Gerry and Bridie and all the staff from Supervalu for allowing the club to hold their bag packing day.

Advertising Hoardings: If any business is interested in sponsoring an advertising board at the pitch, can they contact Sean McLaughlin (Owen) on 0868422701 as we hope to upgrade the existing signs around the pitch in the coming months.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €6,600 in Monday night's draw. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Mary McCauley , Drumrooske and Teresa McGonigle , Ballyboyle.The numbers drawn were 1,17,18,24.

The U14 girls defeated Buncrana on Monday in the county semi-final. They won 3-7 to 1-3.

Congratulations to Kate Keaney and Donegal on defeating Armagh to reach All-Ireland semi-final for the first time.


Heartiest congratulations to our U14 girls who had a valiant win over Naomh Columba on Monday evening in the county final.

Congratulations to Annaleigh Breslin, Niamh Boyle and Rosita Boyle who mentored and management this great team during the year.

Well done to the reserves and seniors who had two great victories over Naomh Mhuire on Saturday.

The club Cul Camp is on commenced on Monday August 13 to 18.


The seniors were defeated in Towney last Thursday evening by Glenswilly.

Commiserations to Donegal senior footballers following their defeat to Tyrone on Sunday and congratulations to Donegal ladies on their win in the All Ireland Quarter final, on Saturday.

With the success of our under 12 girls blitz we are now entering a girls under 13 team for competition. Anyone who would like to manage or help out please text name to Caroline 087-2696803 before Friday 10th August possible start date is Saturday 25th August.

Well done to all our Under 8s who played at the Thomas McGuire Tournament in Ardara on Saturday where they won the A trophy

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot so this week’s jackpot is €8,400. Last week's numbers were 9, 14, 21 and 25. This week’s winners were: €50 - Terry Lee, Main Street, €30 - Sandra Cannon, Keenaghan, €20 - Paul Rafferty, Drumreagh and Christina Curran, Carrick Lower.


Thanks to everyone who helped in the lead up to and on the evening of the Joe Brolly Charity event. It was great to see such a good turnout and some familiar faces back on the field. Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and made a donation.

The Kilotto numbers drawn last week were 5,16,29,30. The jackpot was not won and is €4,600 this week. There were two match 2 winners and they are Rebecca Addlesee, Conlin Road, Alannah McHugh, Donegal Town. They receive €30 each.


A huge congratulations to our U14 boys who won the Donegal Division One League title on Monday night.

They defeated Sean MacCumhaill’s in Glenswilly. This was a superb team performance from goalkeeper Thomas Cannon right through to the boys who came off the bench.

Congratulations to everyone involved with a special special mention for managers Paddy McMenamin and Hugh Harkin who have put in the long hours on the coaching field with these boys.

Another great day for our U12 boys at the James Gallagher Memorial tournament run by St Eunans, on Monday. A number of U10s were drafted in to make up the B team. Indeed this team performed really well with the young U10s not looking out of place which augurs well for next year. The A team promoted a few B team players to their team and the team performed superbly all day and their only defeat was in game one to Dungiven. They defeated Gaoth Dobhair and Glenswilly and Ardara in the Shield final. A special thanks to Paddy Gallagher and PJ McFadden who really got the most from their team yesterday. Well done boys.

The U10 boys are hosting a blitz at the Burn Road this Saturday morning with an 11am start. The boys have games against Gaoth Dobhair, Dungloe and Milford. Anyone available to help with refereeing, setting up etc etc to be there at 10.30. We hope that all our U10 boys will make a special effort to attend on Saturday Please let Jim (2009) and Liam (2008) if your son can or can't attend.

This years Cul Camp will run from next Monday Aug 13th to Fri 17th. Open to all boys and girls from 6 to 13. Any queries contact Nathan McElwaine on 085 2827817.

Congrats to our U18 boys who made it three championship wins from three game when the recorded a two point win over Red Hughs . Aaron Reid Anthony and Jamie Grant and Evan Coleman took the challenge to the visitors throughout. Steve Mc Daid Ryan McFadden and Caolan Gallagher did a lot of the heavy lifting in the middle third and once again Fionn McGarvey got the big score latching on to a breaking ball in the penalty area and firing it to the back of the net.


There was no overall winner of this week’s lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at €1,150 . The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 14, 20, 21. The €25 winners were the McDaid Clan, Marian McGarrigle, Brian Gallagher, Thalia Walsh.

The club Cul Camp finished recently and was a huge success. We had 97 children in total at the camp, highest attendance since it started.

We had nine coaches with us all week, all from Naomh Brid, Jamie Timoney, Eoin McGarrigle, Gearoid Gallagher, Ellie Battle, Jenna Monaghan, Paul Diver, Rory McGloin, Matthew Mc lea, and Joseph Barron. Donie McCole was with us for the whole week. Paddy Battle and Sean Gormley did a huge amount of work. A big thank you to all coaches who helped out throughout the week and the children for coming and behaving so well.


The minor footballers topped their group in the Division Two of the minor football championship after they recorded a good win over Kilcar at Páirc na nGael last Wednesday evening. The lads are now through to the quarter final stages.

Congratulations to senior footballer, Mark Hunter and his stunning bride, Aoife who tied the knot at the weekend.

Well done to our U-8 footballers who had a great day out in the Thomas Maguire Tournament in Ardara, last Saturday. Both A and B teams got to semi final in the Shield and Plate respectively.


Commiserations to Donegal on Sunday. May many thanks to all our club members who did shops and draws and stewards and to the grounds staff for having the ground in great condition.

The senior hurlers play Burt on Saturday evening in O’Donnell Park in the semi-final of the senior championship.

Hard luck to the U14 boys who lost in the Division 1A final on Monday night.

The U14 Girls Gaelic team put in a great all round performance to defeat a spirited St. Michaels side in MacCumhaill Park on Monday evening. The girls will now meet Burt in the League Final with the venue and date to be confirmed. Well done to all involved and thanks to those who came along to support.

There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 26 and 29. There was one match 3 winner: Karen Doherty c/o Bingo who receives €150. This week’s jackpot is €8,300.


The senior hurlers have played two championship games in the last week, last Tuesday they were narrowly beaten by Burt but they bounced back on Saturday evening to win a close game against Buncrana to book their place in the semi-finals where the meet or Setanta. There is a semi-final double-header in O’Donnell Park this Saturday evening.

The senior footballers hosted Aodh Ruadh in a league game on Monday and picked up another two points to remain in second place in the table.

The minor boys footballers had another big win over Carndonagh in the final championship group game and they advance as group winners to the q-finals that take place on August 22 .

The minor girls footballer returned from Boston on Tuesday and with the O’Neills Premier Cup after defeating the USGAA All-Stars and New York All-Stars(twice) at the Continental Youth Championships over the last week.

The U16 hurlers had another good win last Tuesday against Dungloe.

The U15 Boys won the NRB Óg Sport Gael 7-a-side in Killygordon on Friday night.

The club wish Peadar McGeehin on a speedy recovery from his bad arm injury.

The U14 Girls footballers lost their county semi-final to Killybegs last week.

There was a superb days football at the annual James Gallagher Cup (U12) on Saturday in the Park. The day was very well organised by Anthony Farren and there was a huge volunteer effort to ensure the smooth running of the games. The James Gallagher Cup was won by St. Eunan’s who defeated St. Canice’s, Dungiven in the final.


Well done to all our U8 boys who played in the Thomas Maguire Tournament in Ardara on Saturday 4th August.

Congratulations to our U14 girls who have booked their place in the county final after a hard fought win over Moville. The girls were two points down at half time and came out fighting with some brilliant defending and scores.

Buncrana scorers were ; Bonnie McLaughlin 3-2, Hollie Ferguson 1-3, Aoibheann Doherty 1-2, Ruby Canning 1-0, Chloe McDaid 0-4 and Brenda Collins 0-2

The first draw of our new development Club 200 will take place on Saturday 11th August.

The draw is over five months, from August to December 2018.

contact Michelle McKenna on 0866076007 for more information.