This week’s latest news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.
The lotto letters last weekend LK MO WD LS. There were five matched three winners T McGoran, B Bonner E McNamee, McDermott family Drumkeen S Bonner, Convoy. Next week’s jackpot is €1800.
The U-13 boys lost away to Newtown 6-11 to 6-6 thanks to Ryan Emmett and Anthony for all their work with the boys this year. The U-16s won at home to Burt.
The clubs next fundraiser is a boxing tournament that will take place on November 30th in Jacksons Hotel.
This week’s Lotto numbers were 2, 8, 1, 4, 7, 6, 3, 5. Cathy McKenna matched the first four numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot is €1500.
It was disappointment for our U-16s on Sunday as they failed to ever get going against St Michael’s and were beaten 3-12 to 0-10. On a more positive note however, the U-13s secured a draw against a good Urris side to book themselves a place in the shield final.
The Club Iorras winners for September were €50, Frank Fogarty, Tornabratley. €30, Barney Friel, Dunaff/Boston. €20,Danny Friel, Dunaff.
The Match N Win for 26/9/2013 numbers drawn were 2,3,7,11. There was no jackpot winner. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,380. The €15 consolation winners were Sadie McLaughlin, Tullagh, Paul Devlin, Straid. Darragh and Fergal Diver, Tullagh, Caroline McLaughlin(Mooney) CLG Carndonagh, Anne Devlin, Altahalla.
The fundraising car wash in car park is on this Saturday opposite Centra, Clonmany, from 10 am until 2pm.
The next club meeting is on Wednesday 16th October at 8.30pm. Tickets are now on sale for the club development draw at €5 a ticket or three for €10.
Tir Chonaill Gaels
Underage training continues at 7pm on a Friday - this will run until
the half-term break with the last session taking place on Friday 25th
A 70s disco will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 19th October. Adults
only. Entry is £5 on the door. DJ, Raffle and Prizes for the best
dressed. The Children’s Halloween Party is on Sunday 27th October between 3 and 6pm. Prizes for scariest dressed, music, raffle, and plenty of craic.
The Youth Presentation Night is on Friday 8th November at 7.30 pm in the
The juniors missed out on a championship win in the final match replay against St Anthonys at Ruislip on Sunday.
The winning Lotto numbers for Monday 2nd September were 8, 16, 22, and 24. There was no jackpot winner this week and the runner-up prize of €50 went to Mick and Mary c/o Rawdon’s Bar. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,500.
Moville GAA would like to wish our neighbours Malin GAA all the best for their Senior Championship semi-final against Killybegs next Sunday.
Underage training will resume this Saturday with new times due to pitch development. GAA for GAA and U6’s will run from 10-11am and U8 11-12. Any new players, parents or coaches are more than welcome to get involved. U10 training has now changed from a Saturday morning to Thursday evening from 6 to 7.30 pm. U-6 Players of the week were Una Peto and Natasha Doherty. U-8 Finn McClenaghan.
Details of the club dinner dance will be available in the coming weeks.
Club membership is now open for anyone who wishes to sign up. If anyone has any information or photographs that they would like included in the notes, the club website (www.movillegaa.ie) or the club facebook page feel free to e-mail it to Ryan Monagle at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
An Clochan Liath
Ba iad 7, 8, 17 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Mathew Smith Keadue, Adrian MacSuibhne Chapel Road, Adrian Alcorn Burtonport, Celia Boden Acres agus Margaret Gallagher Cois Locha.
Bhain Mairead Bonner as Sheskinarone (€150), Margaret Reilly as St. Peter’s Tce., Kate McCole as Sheskinarone, Dinny O’Donnell as Quay Road, Sean McGarvey as Ranafast agus Ann Harley as Arlands €100 ag an Bhingo.
The first draw in the new fifth series of the 200 Club was held on Sunday night the 29th of September at the bingo and the winners are as follows for the month of September, 1st €1,000 – Karen Boyle, Lefin, 2nd €500 – Jimmy O’Donnell, Chapel Road, 3rd €300 – Ciaran Bonner, Tully, 4th €100 – Harry Bradley, Cloughglass 5th €100 – Ann Gallagher, Gweedore Road.
The U-21 championship game is fixed for Sunday the 6th of October at 12 O’clock in Ardara.
The Seamus Boyle U-12 memorial Cup will be played this weekend on Saturday the 5th of October in Dungloe starting at 11am. Two teams from Mayo will travel and feature in this years competition along with a selection of local clubs.
Dungloe will play Ardara in the U--16 championship play-off on Friday the 4th of October under the lights in the banks at 7.00pm.
Indoor Hurling for U-6s up to U-12s starts Tuesday 1st October 2013 in the Rosses Community School Gym (€2 / session).
The seniors and reserves fixtures against Naomh Columba were both cancelled on Saturday due to a bereavement in the Naomh Columba club.
The U-16s were beaten by Termon, at home in the championship on Sunday. The U-13s had rounded off their league campaign with a great victory at home to Convoy, on Sunday. The boys built up a lead in the first half but Convoy reduced this coming up to half time. The second half was nip and tuck and with just a few minutes to go Convoy brought the game level.
Naomh Colmcille would like to thank their neighbouring clubs Burt and Buncrana for making the Sean McDaid Memorial Cup blitz a great success. On a majestic Saturday morning the clubs took part in the annual memorial cup held at Pairc Colmcille. Each club turned out two sides a U-10 and U-9. Each section playing for the Cup or Shield. Some great football was played in both sections, Buncrana ran out deserved winners of U-10. In the younger section it was Naomh Colmcille’s young players that showed some great football and true grit and determination to keep the Shield in Pairc Colmcille.
Well done to the ‘Reserves’ team who won the sports quiz on Friday. Thanks to Geard Dillon for the use of the PA equipment, and thanks to all those who came along to support the fundraiser.
The minor board AGM will take place on Wednesday 6th November at 8:00 pm. The senior board AGM will take place on Sunday 24th November.
The seniors collected another two points in the league at the weekend away to Ardara. The victory ensures that we retain our Division One status for the first time in our history.
This weekend we travel to MacCumhaill Park, to lock horns with Killybegs for a place in the senior championship final.We would urge as many supporters as possible to make the trip to Ballybofey on Sunday. Throw in is at 3 o clock.
The Shaun Farren Memorial tournament started on Sunday and was very successful with four teams taking part. The Club is very proud to announce that the Annual Mary Houton Memorial tournament will be held on the 19th of October for girls who are in 4th class up to 1st year.
The following officers were elected at the ladies agm - chairperson - Denise McCarron, secretary - Seana Monagle, PRO - Christina McLaughlin, treasurer - Dereena Houton, county reps Maria McLaughlin and Martin McColgan.
There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €800. The sequence drawn was 5-4-3-7-6-2-1. The winner of the 50 euro was Paddy McLaughlin (Fildara) with the 20 euro sellers prize going to Christopher McLaughlin (Fildara). Next weeks jackpot stands at €850.
The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Naomh Columba club on the death of the Naomh Columba club President, Charlie Fuller. The club would also like to extend its sympathies to the Naomh Mhuire club on the death of Conor Boyle.
This week’s lotto numbers were 5, 11, 15, 18, 19 and the winner with four correct numbers is Susan Gillespie who wins €75.
The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 29/09/2013 were 10. 11. 22. 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2020.Consolation prizes went to Brendan White, Sonny McGown and Charles McGowan.
Next week’s jackpot now stands at €2060 and the draw will take place in McGuires Bar. The next monthly meeting takes place Monday October 7th at 8.30pm upstairs in the clubhouse. The club’s new website is up and running and can be found on the following URL - www.naomhultan.gaa.ie.
Both teams made the long journey to Malin on Saturday last to take on Moville. The reserves got off to a flyer with two early goals and ran out convincing winners in the end on a scoreline of 3-4 to 3-15. Promotion hopes very much so alive but their attention must turn to this weekend’s home fixture against Burt on Saturday.
Thanks to all the people who turned out for the annual Airtricity walk. We had nearly 40 walkers who did the 15k circuit.
The club held a Curry night in the clubhouse on Saturday night. The Best curry in the Twin Towns title went to Little India. Congratulations to Sabby and Sonya and massive thanks to all the restaurants and takeaways that provided the curry’s on the night.
The club are inviting entries to the Tir Na nOG U-8 football competition.
The Reserves had a comprehensive win over Buncrana as well. Final score was Mac Cumhaills 7-11 Buncrana 0-06.
The Thirds were home to Ardara on Saturday night in their final league game and lost a nine goal thriller to Ardara on a score of MacCumhaills 6-6 Ardara 3-20.
The club is running a Couch to 5k programme starting on Tuesday 8th Oct at the clubhouse. It’ll run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.17 pm and lasts approx 45 minutes. Its only €2 a session. Please contact Simon on 0851503092 for more details.
There were no winners of this weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 11,15,26 and 30. There was no match 3 winners.
Three names pulled out were Marie Gillespie, Laura Doherty and Michael Mc Menamin. They each receive €30. Next week’s jackpot is €6,800. Eugene Gallagher’s team selling next week.
The seniors picked up two more points away to Four Masterson Sunday and are now joint top with St Eunans. The reserve team were defeated by Four Masters by 4-8 to 1-7.
The U-21 Championship quarter final game against Dungloe is now fixed for this Sunday 6th October at 12 noon,in Ardara.
There will be a club meeting this Tuesday 1st October at 9pm in the tea rooms.
Tickets for the club annual 10 week draw will soon be on sale with the first draw on Sunday 27th October for a prize fund of €25,000. The prizes are as follows; €1,000, 2nd €500, 3rd €300, 4th-6th €200, if you would like to give a helping hand contact, Fiona Mc Ginley.
The U-10s had their last blitz on Saturday last well done to all involved.
Lotto, numbers this week were 1, 5, 20, 22, lotto plus 11, 22, 24, 29 consolation prizes went to Kevin Lyons €50, Joe Haughey €30, John Cormack €20 the jackpot next week is €2,100.
Our community was dealt a massive blow last week with the news of the death of one of our young club members. Naomh Muire would like to extend their sympathies to the entire Boyle family on their tragic loss. The club would also like to acknowledge the great gesture by Conor’s friends who have sponsored a bulb in his name. Conor’s light will shine down proudly on the club for years to come. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
First aid for coaches working with teams and De-Fibulator courses are in the process of being set up over the winter months and its vitally important that anyone who is intending to work in any capacity with club teams next year get these course’s done.
In 2014 Garda vetting is going to be compulsory for all coaching members and club members who are involved with under age teams, this is not a Club rule but is the law and it is being implemented by ‘Coaching Ireland’ and GAA Club are going to have to step into line and implement these rules.
We ask anyone who is thinking about helping out next year and existing Coaches to contact the Children’s officer Dónal Ó’Séarcáigh to get Garda Vetting done and to avail of the courses that will benefit not only coaches but the club and club teams.
We have three girls - Caoimhe Boyle, Ellie Treacey and Saoirse Bonner -taking part at the Donegal ladies U-13 development squad.
Bhain na daoine seo leanas airgead i gclub an chéid an mhí seo: €500- John Gorman, Rann Uí Thuatáil; €200 - Paul McDevitt, An Bhráid; €100 an duine - Brian Feda,Rann na Feirste; Sarah Sharkey, Anagaire; Sean Hanlon, Cál Cheim
€50 an duine - Ciaran McGinley, Cál Cheim; Michael Kavanagh, Rann na Feirste;
Liam Duffy, Anagaire; Caolin O’Domhnaill, Rann na Feirste; Phil Duffy, Mín na Craoibhe; Jimmy Rodgers, Baile Chiarraí; Sean Boyle, Colour Shop, Anagaire; Daithí MacRobaird, Cnoc a Stolaire
There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 17 and 27. Two prizes of €50 went to Liz Buckley, Fintown and Marie Boyle, Fintown. Next weeks jackpot is €4,100.
The September draw in the 200 plus club took place last Tuesday night at the Community centre bingo. 1st prize €500, Anthony Burke, Bruckless. Five prizes of €100 each Bernie Keeney, The Rock, Kevin Ward, Edeninfagh, Patrick Gill, Meenalaragan, Nora Mc Swiggan/Annette Mc Gettigan, Glenties and Ann Mc Glinchey, Tullyard Road.
Congratulations to the U-16s who are through to the league county final after they defeated Gweedore 3-7 to 0-15 on Saturday. They now play St Eunan’s in the final. The game is fixed for Sunday 6th October at 1.00pm with the venue TBC.
The reserves have to do it all over again after their game against Gweedore in the championship final ended in a draw. Naomh Conaill 0-17 2-11 Gweedore.
The seniors put in a great display of football to defeat Killybegs 3-14 to 0-09 in the league. They now have 1 game left to play which is at home against Ardara.
The focus is on Saturday evening coming and the meeting with Ardara, in the senior Championship semi-fina.To our supporters, once again we urge you all to turn up in huge numbers and be positively vocal in your support of team and management and play your part in getting the Glen to another senior championship Final.
The club walks will take place every Saturday morning from 9 o’clock, contact Karen McHugh on 0864827312 for further information.
Circuits will begin on Wednesday 9th of October at 7pm in the clubrooms.
Lotto numbers this week are 1,12,21 and 24. Match two winner is Seamus Collum. Next week sellers are John McGinley, Rashedoge and George Simmons.
Finally, congratulations to Ciaran Bonner on his recall to the county panel at the weekend. With Ciarans talent and ability his inclusion since his absence in 2009 will offer a new dimension to the set up. All the best to you Ciaran from everyone in the Glen and beyond.
The club extends deepest sympathy to the family of John McLean Magheramena last week. John was a loyal servant to the club down through the years.
The club also extends deepest sympathy to the parents, brothers and family circle of Conor Boyle, Loughnaure on his recent tragic death.
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 2,9,15,16,17,18; there were no Match 5 winners. Nine people matched 4 and their names were drawn, the winner of the €100 was Willie Boyce Creeslough. This weeks jackpot will be €4150.
The names of the St. Michael’s Lotto Sellers 5th October Dunfanaghy John McFadden and James Alcorn, Creeslough Caolan McGee and Andrew Kelly. 12th October Dunfanaghy Ciaran Rock Gallagher and Peter Witherow, Creeslough Michael Cannon and Lorcan McDaid. 19th October Dunfanaghy Brendan Rodden & Michael Gallagher, Creeslough Paul Baird and Neil Toye.
The U-16s met Glenfin in the quarter-final of the championship on Sunday last in Glenfin. St. Michael’s has a good start with an early goal and points but Glenfin came back strong and levelled during the first half. St. Michael’s went a couple of points ahead at half time. In the second half St. Michael’s took control of the game and ran out winners with a good all round performance.
A Damien Cleary goal a minute from the end saw Aodh Ruadh snatch a 2-10 to 2-9 victory from the jaws of defeat against Downings in the park on Saturday evening.
The reserves fared less well.hDownings heading home with the win on a scoreline of 4-12 to 1-10.
Aodh Ruadh 4-12 Naomh Columba 3-12 was the final score after extra time in the under 16 championship match played under lights in Ardara last Wednesday night. This game had everything and can only be described as an absolute thriller. From the throw in Naomh Columba got off to the perfect start with a goal in the first minute.
It took 15 minutes for Aodh Ruadh to open their account coming with a Philip Patton point followed up by an Oisín Rooney goal, but the Glen men continued to pull away at a steady rate knocking up score after score. Discipline issues seemed to be a factor in the Ballyshannon lads’ poor first half performance and they went in at half time trailing 1-3 to 3-6. The big comeback was brought about through some great scores coming again from Philip Patton (0-6), Oisín Rooney (3-3), Oisín Roper (1-1), and a great point from play from Sean Taylor. Naomh Columba had no response to the pure determination to succeed displayed by the Ernesiders with the full time whistle leaving the sides level and extra time needed to get a final conclusion to this classic game. The lads showed great spirit and heart in this match and are capable of so much more. The final whistle left them three points in front in a hard fought but well deserved win. Outstanding performances on the night came from Oisín Rooney, Philip Patton, Ryan McKenna and Connor Kennedy at full back. The next game is the 13th October when the lads take on Naomh Conaill.
The U-13s now face a play-off to progress through to the next stage of the league. They play St Naul’s on Sunday, 6th October in Donegal town, throw-in at 12.30pm.
On Sunday we hosted our annual Aodh Ó’Dálaigh U- 12 tournament. In existence since 1982, this tournament has gone from strength to strength over the years. This year saw an inter-county team make its debut in the tournament in the form of the Cavan U-12 development squad who fielded two teams, other teams who took part were Tuam (Galway) Tooreen (Mayo) Easkey (Sligo) - who fielded two teams, Four Masters and host club Aodh Ruadh in all over 120 children took part in this year’s event.
After a very long day of hurling the stage was now set for the two finals, the Aodh Ó’Dálaigh final featured Easkey with their two teams combining to play Four Masters and Tuam against Tooreen in the shield final.
The Primary Schools Shield final was much more entertaining game and was fought out between two very young and skilful players. It was one of the best games of hurling played in Fr Tierney Park, in years. At the end Tuam ran out winners to the delight of their players and the large number of parents who travelled to support them.
John Rooney, Chairman of the Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee welcomed all teams to the tournament and spoke of how it was founded in 1982 in memory of the late Hugh Daly. He spoke of the great GAA legacy that Hugh Daly had in Donegal and Aodh Ruadh circles and how it was carried forward by all of his family.
He welcomed the Daly family and spoke of the great commitment they gave this tournament and how Hugh’s son former Ulster Council President always takes time out from his busy schedule to attend this tournament. He spoke of how this tournament was founded by Billy Finn, Owen Roe O’Neill, Tom Daly and the late Seamus Grimes and of how great it was to see Billy Finn present.
He then called on Tom Daly to come forward and make the presentation of the Aodh Ó Dálaigh shield. Tom spoke of how important this tournament was to the Daly family and thanked all involved in organising the tournament. He spoke of the high level of the skill shown by all the teams. He spoke of the great year hurling had experienced and the efforts being made to promote the game worldwide. He congratulated all clubs involved and praised them all for keeping hurling alive in their clubs.
The minor girls were defeated by Four Masters at the weekend.A date for your diary. The ladies committee are planning an underage presentation evening on Friday, October 18th.
The next collection for our aluminium fund raiser takes place on Saturday 5th October from 12 noon to 1pm. For any information in relation to this campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.
There was no winner of the €5,700 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Olivia Magee, Assaroe View; Charlie Patton, Dunmuckrim; Odhran O’Neill, Carrickboy; Anne & Eamon Maguire, Cloghore; and Lisa Breslin, Erne Dale Heights. Next draw is in Dicey Reilly’s on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €5,800.
The seniors had an excellent win against Muff at the weekend with Odhran Molloy very sharp up front scoring all three goals .
The club 50 draw took place last Monday evening during the bingo in the hall. Well done to Aideen Green who won €300 and to Jamesy Melly on winning €100. Any body interested in joining club 50 should contact any committee member. The lotto jackpot of €8000 has still to be won. Numbers drawn last Monday night were 4, 7, 24 and 27. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 each, Bridget Bonner, Ballinacarrick and John Boyle, Dooey. Next weeks jackpot will be €8,050 and tickets can be bought locally .
The clubs grand prize draw is just over a month away on 2nd November with tickets selling very well.
With the under age season now finished this season the committee would like to thank all managers and mentors who gave up their time during the season to coach our under age players. With numbers low in most grades it was a credit to all involved to get teams out and remain competitive. Also to all our sponsors who remain dedicated to the club.The minor board presentation will take place in McCreadys on Saturday 2nd November starting at 8pm.
Na Cealla Beaga
The senior play Malin in the championship semi-final in Ballybofey on Sunday 6th at 3.00pm.
The Jamsie Boyle U-12 Blitz takes place this Saturday 5th starting at 10.30am in Fintra.
The Club held a very successful Quiz on Sunday last in the Harbour Bar with a very impressive picture round, thanks to Quizmaster David S Gallagher and everyone that helped out and also to the Harbour Bar for the refreshments.
For more details on the advertising hoarding boards at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park and supporting CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Please contact Sarah Tully, 086-3311733.
The Killotto had no winner this week, numbers were 9, 14, 22, 24, Edel Gallagher won Match 3 €60, Next week’s jackpot is €1,650, Killoto selling Saturday 5th is Niall Erskine’s team.
Four Masters GAA
There was no jackpot for this week. The two weekly winners were Diarmuid McGettigan, the Glebe, and Seamus Martin, Tully. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 15 and 21. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €2000. Next draw is on 7th October. To play the lotto please check out www.fourmastersgaa.com
A huge thankyou to the Dunnion family for organising the Sean Dunnion Memorial Tournament for the U-8 boys. Thanks also to all who helped on the day. Particular mention must go to Sinead Higgans and all the parents who provided refreshments throughout the day.
The U-16s will play in the semi-finals this Sunday 6th October, throw in is at 12 noon.
Wwell done to the minor ladies who comprehensively defeated Aodh Ruadh on Sunday 29th September.
The final blitz for the clubs U-10 boys took place in Ballyshannon on Saturday 26th September with eight clubs represented. Two teams from Four Masters were grouped with teams from Ardara, Kilcar and Naomh Conaill. They beat Kilcar very convincingly in their first game and both teams beat Ardara in the next round. The last round of games saw us take on Naomh Conaill.Both teams had to dig very deep but both managed to come away with a one point win. It had been another great morning for the tens and concluded a fantastic season for them. The team were presented with a nice shield along with all the other clubs. Thanks to all at the Aodh Ruadh Club and to the parents who provided transport and support on the day. Training will continue for four more weeks on Wednesdays from 6 until 7 pm finishing for this season on the 23rd October.
The Slotto numbers drawn at weekend were 4,1,2,3,5,6,7. There was no jackpot winner, consolation prize of €80 goes to Fergus McGroary, Letterbarrow. Next week’s Jackpot is €1160.
The Intermediate finals will now be played on Sunday the 13th of October. The senior’s and reserves are out this Saturday at home to Fanad Gaels. A fun quiz for all 16 year-olds will take place in the clubhouse on Friday night, 4th of October at 8pm. Prizes and refreshments on the night. All are welcome. Any adults willing to help out also welcome to come on the night.
SIt’s Scór Na nóg time again and the club are looking for U16’s to compete in the following sections: Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Instrumental Music, Ceili Dancing, Novelty act & Quiz. There has been some numbers interested in various acts but there is more needed. Anyone interested in the above please contact Ann Marie Sheerin on 087 2749158 as soon as possible.
The club held a successful Texas Holdem Poker tournament, in The Lagoon last Sunday in aid of the Ladies GAA team’s Ulster campaign. In an exciting evening’s entertainment, David Geeney defeated James Cassidy and PJ McFadden in the final table to scoop the top prize. A massive thank you to Ann Brady and Trevor Alcorn for their help in organising the night.
The ladies begin their Ulster Championship campaign this weekend away to Cavan champions Lacken on Sunday.
There will be a Club meeting on Wednesday October 9th at the clubhouse at 8:30 p.m.
To mark our 50th year celebrations and to raise some much needed funds we will be launching a Golden Circle fundraising initiative in the coming weeks. Cost will be €10 per week for five weeks, with a weekly prize and a final draw prize. Keep an eye on local press for official launch; anyone interested in assisting please contact Michelle McDaid or any committee member.
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 15 and 17. Open draw winners were Jimmy McElwaine and Mary McGrenra. Next week’s draw takes place in McClaffertys on Friday Night. The Jackpot now stands at €3,850.
Well done to both the U-13 and U-16 boys for keeping their seasons alive with victories on Sunday. Muff were the visitors to the Burn Road for the final U13 League game with our boys fully aware that nothing less than a victory would keep our hopes of progressing in place. As has been the case in the past fortnight, this team played really well and fully deserved their win which nets them a play-off against Buncrana to see who will join MacCumhaills in the Northern “A” final.
It was onward then to Newton in time for the U-16s to make their 2013 championship debut. Despite dominating possession early on our boys found scores difficult to come by. After notching 4 scores without reply by the 15th minute, Newton then scored a well worked goal to leave only the minimum between the teams. Thankfully from then on the Caolan McDaid, Enda McCormick and James McSharry chipped in with some good scores to secure victory. Termon had impressive performances from Shay and Nathan McElwaine, Barry Gallagher, Paul O’Donnell and Conor O’Grady. Next up it’s Cloughaneely in the Northern Semi-final in a few weeks’ time. Thanks to all the parents and players who made some very “special” efforts to be there on Sunday and thanks to Naomh Colmcille for a very sporting game
The U10 boys’ hosted neighbour’s Glenswilly for a series of games played in glorious sunshine on Saturday morning.
On Monday evening it was the turn of our U-10 girls to take to The Burn Road, this time against St Eunan’s.
This Saturday is to be the final day of coaching/games for the U6s, U8s and U10s. It is hoped that both U6s and U8s will finish their seasons off with games on this Saturday.
A coaching session for anyone wishing to coach U8s and U10s in 2014 will be held in Glenswilly at 7pm on Tuesday Oct 15th. Anyone interested in attending should contact coaching officer Brian Trearty or any of the existing minor board coaches.
Currently we have Charlie Byrne one of the County GAA coaches attending Kilmacrennan N.S. on Mondays and Adrian Gaffney one of the GAA for All coaches attending Termon N.S. on Thursdays. We would like the assistance of any club member that has an interest in coaching and has completed a child protection course to assist and provide a “club” presence at these sessions. Anyone willing to help can contact our Coaching Officer Brian Trearty on 086 3406167
The club were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our president on Saturday morning last. Charlie Fuller was a great friend, a fantastic clubman, and an exemplary president. He will be sadly missed at Páirc na nGael, and by all of us who had the pleasure of his company. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis. Our league games were postponed at the weekend as a mark of respect. Hard luck to our under 16 lads, who were unlucky to exit the championship on Wednesday evening last. We lost out to Aodh Ruadh by a goal, after the hard fought play-off went to extra time. The U- 13 game was postponed at the weekend. The lads have a challenge match this Tuesday evening, and will face Naomh Bríd in the league final on Saturday, October 19th. Further details to follow. Tá €6,200 anois sa phota óir don lotto. Uimhreacha na seachtaine seo caite ná 17-20-22-30. The Tour de Glen charity cycle is drawing ever closer. At 12 noon on Sunday week, October 13th, the cyclists will depart Páirc na nGael and make their way to Donegal Town. Anyone who is still interested in taking part is asked to contact Caitríona on 086 1970127 or CLG Naomh Columba on Facebook. Also, if any of you are available to help out on the day, we would love to hear from you. Maith sibh.
Thanks to the organizing committee, the weather and all who attended a very successful family fun day at Páirc Na nGael on Sunday last. Participation in all of the events exceeded expectations with heats required in some events. The Barbeque and home baking was exceptional. The evening rounded off with the novelty tug-of-war competition with competitors and spectators all getting involved. The adult teams are free again this weekend. The U16 gaelic team enjoyed a close win over St. Eunans B in the Championship match in O’Donnell Park. on Friday evening last. The squad of 26 all played a part in the victory with excellent performances from all players. Training continues during the week with a semi-final against Malin next at Páirc na nGaeil. Match details at training. The Secondary school camogie squad took part in a blitz in Carndonagh, defeating Carndonagh but losing out to a strong McCumhails team. Thanks to Carndonagh for organising the blitz and refreshments. Camogie and hurling training finishing outdoors this week. Details of indoor training to follow. All underage training continues at Páirc na Gael, Sunday Gaelic for U6, U8 & U10 11am.