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The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.

The latest in news and notes from GAA clubs around Donegal.


The Lotto numbers numbers drawn for the jackpot of €2400 were 3,7, 2, 5, 6, 8,1,4. Brendan Marley and Evelyn McLaughlin matched the first three and won €30 each.Next week’s Jackpot is €2450. The club will be holding a Buffet Dance in lieu of the cancelled Dinner Dance. It will be in Harkin’s Bar on Saturday 15th of February. If you are interested in going contact Kathleen McGlynn. Congratulations to Glenfin members who were successful on Friday in the Cumann Na mBunscoil county handball finals. Ronan Mc Cormack and Matthew Woottoon won the U11 Boys Doubles (Taobhóg). Odhran McGlynn won the U13 Boys Singles (Coimín) and Lauren Martin and Shannon Doherty who won the U13 Girls Doubles (Dooish).

They will all now represent Donegal in the Ulster Finals in Glenfin Alley next Thursday 13th February.


There was no jackpot winner this week. The numbers were 7, 8, 14 and 16. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Anna Thompson. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,300. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.

Tickets may be purchased from any member at a cost of €10 for entry into the GAA National Prize Draw. There are ten amazing prizes on offer and all proceeds are retained within your local club.

Membership is now due and should be paid as soon as possible.  €5 for juvenile membership, €10 for student, €20 for single membership, €30 for family membership or why not consider taking out €100 lotto and membership which includes a year subscription to the club lotto. Membership forms should be given to Kathy Doherty or Brigid Harkin. Anyone who got registration forms should return them to Kathy, Brigid or their coach.

Well done to the Colaisti Inis Eoghain team who defeated St Patrick’s Downpatrick (Red High) in the quarter finals of the Danske Bank McLarnon Cup. The club is represented on this team by Tony McClenaghan. Well done also to Moville Community College students Ultan Doherty, Jordan McLaughlin, James Jackson, and Aidan McLaughlin who played in the quarter final.

Underage training will continue this Saturday. GAGA for GAA and U6 from 10-11. U8 boys and girls, and U12 girls from 11-12. U10 boys and girls and U12 boys will take place on Thursday nights from 7-8:30. U6 player of week Rebecca Boyle & Beibhin Doherty. U8 Player of week Daithi Peto and Roan Doherty, well done to them.

The new club half-zip tops are available, they are priced at €40. Please check out the club’s Facebook page and website for all the latest Moville GAA O’Neills merchandise. All items are currently in stock. Please see Bridget Harkin if you would like to purchase any items.

Well done to the senior players and club members who took part in a 5k run to raise funds to support local man Mark Farren who is currently going through treatment for cancer at the minute in a Belfast hospital. We all here at Moville GAA club wish Mark a speedy recovery.

Carrick Field will be closed for the remainder of the season while the new pitch is being prepared. Managers are asked to book the astro pitch through Mary McDermott. Photos of the pitch development are available on the club’s facebook page and website.

Naomh Colmcille

Fun Fridays Gaelic resumed on Friday with another great turnout of boys and girls. It continues (weather permitting) this Friday (14th) from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. €2 per child and everybody is welcome. The Club are now taking Registrations for Adults, Family, Senior and underage players. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).

Naomh Colmcille and Fanad Gaels are holding a Fight Night fundraising event at The Silver Tassie, Letterkenny on 16 March 2014. Training continues this week in Danny Ryan’s at Mountain Top, Letterkenny. Tickets for the event will be available early shortly. See the Facebook ‘Fight Night’ page for updates. The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 17th March 2014. Prizes with a total value of €30,000 are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille, and will be used towards the club’s 2014 yearly expenditure. Congratulations to Eddie and Margaret Friel on their 50th wedding anniversary.

. This week’s numbers are 17, 4, 3, 23, 2 and the three winners are Eamon Shea, Gerry McCrudden and Dermot Rodgers who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €4650. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota.

Tir Chonaill Gaels

The clubs 52nd AGM takes place on Saturday 1st March 2014 in the clubhouse with proceedings starting at 5pm. The club are delighted to announce the junior management team for the coming season.

Ricky Williamson takes on the manager’s position for a second term with a support team involving Michael Cunningham, Stevie Keane, Michael Mullan and Chris McGovern. The ladies will start back training on 22nd February at 11am in Greenford. Bar staff Lois and Andy who got engaged before Christmas are having a celebration engagement party in the clubhouse this Saturday 15th February.

The happy couple invite anybody associated with the club to come along a great nights Craic which starts at 7pm with drinks and hot buffet followed by music.The club would like to pass on our best wishes to club stalwart Frank Glynn who “celebrated” a milestone birthday last week.

The weekend Lotto numbers for jackpot of £1,350 were 1-7-10-14. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Tom Mohan, c/o TCG, S Keane, c/o TCG, S Campbell, South Harrow, Vince Healey, North Greenford. This week’s jackpot will be £1,400 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 13th February. Play online at

Sean MacCumhaill’s

The seniors took to the field in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday evening for this first round of the Ulster League. The opposition on the night were Greenlough from Derry. The first half started brightly for MacCumhaills with a couple of early points. Greenlough settled into and the rest of the half was even 0-3 at half-time.The second half was very much the same as the first, with both teams showed signs of being rusty. The final score was Mac Cumhaills 0-9 Grennlough 0-6. Scorers for MacCumhaills were Rory Dunleavy 0-1, Ryan Duffy 0-1, Pat McNulty 0-1, Steven O’Reilly 0-1, Conor Patton 0-1, David White 0-4(2f). We make the short trip to Castlederg next Sunday.

Membership fees are now due. If you have not paid your membership by 31st March it will affect your voting rights at the AGM and will affect your ticket allocation. You can download the forms from our website, just click on Downloads and print off the applicable form or you can get them from any Committee member or team coach. There were no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 7,17,20 and 23. There were three match three winners.Caolan Lynch, Susie Mc Glinchey and Rita Bonner receive €50 each. Peter Moloney and Barry Dowds teams teams selling this week.Next weeks Jackpot is €8,700.

Cill Chartha

The minor board in association with other sporting groups and Colaiste na Carraige are organizing a heart screening day in Colaiste na Carraige on Saturday 22nd February from 10 am to 11.30am. Boys and girls aged between 14 and 18 years (ie. born between 31/12/95 and 22/02/2000) and have not been screened before are eligible. The subsidised cost to all club members is €20 per child. Information will be forwarded shortly to all parents of children eligible. We are also offering this service to all adult players (male and female) between 18 and 35 but at the full cost of €45 (Students €20). Club members only. Any adult who wants to be screened should contact Kevin Lyons or John Carr before Friday 14th February. The club firmly recommends that all children over 14 and all adults who are playing sport should avail of this service.

Good luck to our under 21’s who play Tyrone champions Clonoe O’Rahilly’s in the Ulster quarter finals this coming Sunday.

Foundation course coming up on 14/15th February in Donegal Town anyone interested contact Mark O’Donnell. Child protection course coming soon contact Fiona McGinley for more details. Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw can be purchased from Michael McShane or John Curran lots of great prizes and all moneys raised go back to the club see our website for more information.

Tá sé am Scór arís, más mian leat páirt a ghlacadh, ní fhéadfar gníomhartha san áireamh amhránaíocht aonair, grúpaí bailéad, foirne tráth na gceist, uirlise, gníomhartha nuachta, aithriseoireacht, rince céilí etc Déan teagmháil aon chomhalta den Choiste.

It’s scor time again, if you would like to take part, acts can include solo singing,ballad groups, quiz teams, instrumental, novelty acts, recitation, ceili dancing etc.

This week’s Club Lotto numbers were: 4, 11, 15 and 26 Lotto Plus Numbers were: 10, 16, 26 and 30 Lotto winners were €50 Noel McGinley, Cashlings, €30 Cormac Cannon, Kilcar and €20 Annette Cronin, Newtoncunningham. No Lotto Plus winner. The Lotto Jackpot next week is €4,000.

St Naul’s

The club are holding and emergency meeting on Wednesday 12th February at 8pm. to discuss our proposed sports capital application to enhance club facilities. The Slotto numbers drawn were 4, 6, 7, 5, 2, 3, 1. Consolation prize of €80 to Gerard Jordan, Inver. U12 Training will commence this Thursday at Inver Astro-Turf - 6-7pm.. Any parent who hasn’t paid membership can do so on the night. Cost of membership is €10. For further info contact U12 manager Brian McCabe, 087 7567036. The club’s runners/walkers group are going great. They meeet at Frosses carpark at 9pm. on Mondays and Mountcharles Pier on Wednesdays at 9pm. Weather permitting. Wear reflective gear.

Letterkenny Gaels

The Donegal Club Development Course takes place on Tuesday evening 18th February in Jacksons Hotel. The workshops to be delivered are Child Protection, Fundraising for your club, Communications and Media, Mental Health & Wellbeing within your club and the GAA Rule Book. To book your place on this course contact 086 2271435

Registration will take place in the Church of the Irish Martyrs community room this Sunday 16th February and Sunday 9th March from 2-4pm each day. Family Membership: €132 covers both Parents/Guardians as Adult Members or one Parent/ Guardian and one full-time student (over 18) as Adult Members together with Children under 18 years as Youth Members and also includes weekly entry in Club Lotto Draw (Minimum Jackpot €1,000), Adult Membership: €80, Full-time Student: €50(Over 18 - Student Card Required), Unemployed Adult: €50, Youth Membership (Under 18): €40, Senior Citizen Parishioner: €50. Only members paid up before 31st March will be eligible for Donegal match tickets later in the year.  

There will be foundation level Football and Hurling coaching courses taking place in Convoy (F) and MacCumhaill entre (H) on the 21st and 22nd February. Level 1 coaching course will take place on 7th, 8th, 14th &15th March in Buncrana. Anyone interested in doing this must already have Foundation level and Child Protection completed. For more details contact Oisin Cannon on 0867325955.

The GAA have recently launched a national Club Draw as a fundraiser for all clubs. The draw will take place on St Patricks Day. Some excellent prizes with the 1st Prize a trip to Australia. The funds from all ticket sales will remain with the club. Tickets are priced at €10. For more details contact the club executive. Lotto numbers for week ending the 9th February will be included in next week’s notes.

St Michael’s

The annual membership is now due and can be paid to registrars Neil Mc Ginley (senior board) 0868165311 or Suzy Roarty minor board(0872849214) as soon as possible.Membership application forms are available in post offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough or from Neil, Nicola, Liam or Patricia. Adult membership is €20 or €80 with one year club lotto subscription and family membership is €50 which includes two adults and two children U-18.

The club will only source Donegal match tickets for fully paid up members as of 25thMarch 2014. All players must be registered in order to have injury insurance cover in place.

The club will be having two membership evenings - Dunfanaghy on Thursday 27th February from 7-8 pm in St Michaels clubhouse and Creeslough Day Centre on Friday 28th February from 7-8 pm. Anyone who would like to participate in scor sinsir or in the trath na cesit quiz team at the end of February please contact 0879425497.

Anyone interested in placing advertising signs at St Michaels GAA pitch for the coming year 2014 please contact Nicola Ferry 0863084164.

This months 50 Club winners were €65 John Curran Carrnamaddy, €35 Michael O’Doherty Greenhill Dunfanaghy and €25 Daniel McGinley Figart Dunfanaghy.

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 2,6,8,,10,15,16; the match 5 winner was David Stewart Grasscutter Sessiagh who won €100. This weeks jackpot will be €4100. The names of the Lotto Sellers: 15th February Dunfanaghy Hugh O’Donnell and Martin McGarvey. Creeslough Lee Martin Carr and Martin Breslin. 22nd February Dunfanaghy Andrew Coll and Tommy McGinley. Creeslough Stephen Doak and Ryan Langan. Anyone who cannot do this important weekly task for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night.

At the recent Minor Board AGM the following officers were elected: Chairman Manus Friel, Vice Chairman Trevor Stewart, Secretary Ann Marie Kelly, PRO Margaret Ann O’Reilly, Register Suzi Roarty, Treasurer Shaun Langan, Children’s Officer Shaun Langan,Minor Managers Liam Kelly, Hugh O’Donnell, Joe Horan, Trevor Stewart, Shane McFadden. Under 16 Mickey McFadden, Under 14 Manager Martin McGarvey, Under 12 Manager Manus Friel, Under 1- Manager To Be Confirmed, Under 8 Manager Hugh Doyle. The Parish League begins on Sunday 23rd February at 2pm and is scheduled for 8 weeks.If anyone is interested in training as an underage referee for the GAA please contact Manus on 0876470532.


We are now taking money for 2014 club membership. Available membership plans: Family membership (Includes two parents and children u16 only)€70; adult membership €40; student membership (18-21 years) €20,senior/reserve players €40. You can pay this to the club treasurer Sarah Tully or online through Killybegs GAA membership. Any businesses interested in advertising at the Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for 2014 please contact Sarah Tully on 0863311733. Any children interested in selling Killotto in their locality and earning some extra pocket money should contact Sarah Tully, Carmel Gamble or any member of the executive committee.

The club registration day is to take place on Sunday the 16th of February @ 4.00pm,downstairs in the Tara Hotel. The presentation of the 2013 Under 13 and Under 14 medals will also take place.

A bake Sale and Raffle for U-14 and U-16 girls will take place on Sunday the 23rd of February at 11.30am in the Foresters Hall.

The senior manager position has been fullfilled by Shay Murrin. Training will commence on Tuesday at 7.30pm sharp in the practice pitch. All the best to the new management and the senior panel in the coming year. Pairc Eamon O’Beirne and the practice pitch are closed until further notice. No matches, training or shooting practice is allowed as the goal mouth’s have been resowed. The old pitch is still open for training etc. There were no winners of this weeks Killotto Jackpot. The Killotto numbers were 14,17,26,28. Match three was not won also. Next weeks Killotto jackpot is €900.

Aodh Ruadh

Well done to the under 10s who braved the conditions to take part in the skills competition in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh last Sunday. We have pictures from the session up on Indoor training continues on Friday 14th February.

The Frank O’NeillCup for U-14s and U-16s is currently in progress on Sunday afternoons. We are getting big numbers turning out, with highly entertaining games and great craic. It is open to anyone whether they have played football before or not. Call Alan on 0868052816 for more information and you will be allotted to a team. We have some pictures from last Sunday’s action up on

Senior inter county hurling returns to Fr Tierney Park this Sunday after a long absence. Nicky Rackard Cup holders Donegal begin their Allianz National Hurling League Campaign with a game against neighbours Fermanagh with the throw in at 2pm.

Underage hurling training for all ages begins on Sunday 2nd March at 12 noon in Fr Tierney Park, helmets and hurls will be provided for training. Notes will be distributed through the schools after mid-term break. For any information please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

There is a foundation course this Saturday in Donegal town. As per rule all coaches must have the completed the foundation course in order to be able to coach with the club. For further details on the course contact the coaching officer Shane Ward on 086-8491933.

Down coaching specialist Steven Poacher took a very useful coaching workshop last Saturday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Thanks to the players who let Steven put them through their paces and also to the coaches who were present. Many thanks also to Pauric McShea whose sponsorship helped make this event happen and also to our recreational footballers who underwrote the cost of the workshop. Thank you to everyone who supported the social night for Jim Kane in the Bridgend last Saturday. The night was a great success with Brian O’Sullivan keeping the socialisers well entertained throughout the evening.

Ray Durack, manager of the Nicky Rackard winning Donegal senior hurlers has been announced as special guest for our Dinner Dance on Saturday, 22nd February. The event commences at 8pm with a banquet in Dorrian’s Hotel, followed by awards and music from The TLs. Tickets priced €25 are now on sale in Pearse O’Neill’s.

As Spring is now here if you’re tidying up about the house save yourself the cost of hiring a skip and help your local club fund-raise. Fr Tierney Park will be open this Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm. to drop off scrap metal for recycling to raise much needed funds for Aodh Ruadh and to help protect the environment. If you have any scrap metal such as gates, washing machines, cookers, car batteries or the like, please bring them to Fr Tierney Park this Saturday. For any information regarding this recycling initiative please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.

There was no winner of the €7,600 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 9, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Sean O’Mahoney, Ballyshannon; Kathleen Maguire, Ballyshannon; Miroslaw Rakowski, Donegal Town; Teresa Hodgins Ballyshannon; and Cian Dolan Ballyshannon. Next draw is in Dicey Reilly’s on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €7,700 so get out there and buy your ticket.


The ladies team is now up and running and coaches Hazel White and Hugh McClafferty have asked that anyone interested in getting involved to come along to training on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 8 in the hall.

To help the development of the Ladies team a Table Quiz will be held in Callaghan’s Bar, Churchill, on Friday February 21st at 9pm. tables of four at €20 per table. All Hall bookings are now under the management of Paul Lapsley who can be contacted on 086 8222887.This weeks winning Lotto numbers are 10,23,9,7. match three winner is Thomas McGee, of Churchill. This weeks sellers are Joe Gibbons and Darren McGinley. All underage training is now underway and it is essential that all players are registered for the forthcoming year. Thomas Simmons will let us all know of the next opportunity to register, keep an eye on the notes for dates or contact your manager for a form. A bazaar in aid of the Chapel restoration will be held on Sunday next from 3pm. in the club house, there will be some interesting items on sale, with raffles and prizes galore so please come along and support. Our under8s/10s are to commence training this Sunday at 10.30am. in the Game on Facility (old unifi building),so any young boys or girls wishing to get their football careers up and running are welcome to come along. The Scor team are competing this Saturday February 5th in Carandonagh.Tickets For the GAA draw are on sale at €10 each or three for €20, the prizes are excellent such as a trip for two to the International Rules game later this year in Australia. Tickets are available from club treasurers Bryan Faul and John McGinley.


There was no winner of our weekly flotto – the numbers drawn were: 3, 13, 19 and 30. Nearest were Katie Molloy, Front Street, and Patricia Sheen, Kilclooney. Jackpot now stands at €3,100. Both the club’s seniors and reserves have drawn St. Michael’s in Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta. Adrian Brennan’s seniors travel to the Bridge on March 15 while Mark Cassidy’s side welcome the same opposition to Pearse Park the same day.

There is a quiz taking place in Cassidy’s Bar, Dublin tonight, Wednesday, February 12 at 9pm. All proceeds go to the Ardara GAA Field Development Fund. The Ardara Duathlon will take place on Sunday, February 23 and will include a 10k cross country run as well as a 30k cycle. Registration will be accepted on the morning of the event at the dressing rooms in Pearse Memorial Park from 9-9.45am. The race will commence at 10am. The entry fee is €20 and everyone is welcome to participate. It is mandatory to use a mouth guard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1, 2014 for all age grades. Players will not be allowed to field without mouth guards so it is essential that all ensure they make themselves compliant with this rule at their earliest convenience.

Membership is now due for the coming year. Players must ensure that they are paid up members before training begins. Also for anyone wishing to become a Member for the coming year. Membership can be had from Siobhan Breslin 087 6680261 or in Divers Newsagents.

The finals of the Minor Board National Schools Indoor Gaelic League took place on Friday with six schools taking part. Thanks to all the children and teachers for putting in such a big effort. Results were as follows. Division 1 Boys Winners: Scoil an Bhreacaigh. Runners-Up: Scoil Mhin Tine De; Division 1 Girls Winners: Scoil an Bhreacaigh Runners –Up Crannogbuí; Division 2 Boys Winners. Crannogbuí. Runners-Up St Marys; Division 2 Girls Winners: Scoil Mhin Tine De. Runners-Up St Marys; Division 3 Boys Winners: Gortnacart Runners-Up Wood School; Division 3 Girls Winners: Gortnacart. Runners Up Wood School.
Thanks to Coaching Officer James McHugh who co-ordinated the competition and to referees Daniel Sweeney, Oisin O’Donnell, James Dorrian, Raphael Meehan and County Coach Paddy Hegarty for his help. Thanks also to Rose Byrne and Noleen Gallagher for their help in the Centre and for providing refreshments for all the children who took part . The National Schools Parish League wlll commence in March. Underage girls training on Wednesday evening in the Dolmen Centre at 7pm and on Saturday morning on Narin Strand at 11am. U14 training now on Monday at 7pm and Friday at 6.30pm in the field.Underage sessions in the centre this week: Thursday: 10s (Born 2004/2005) 6.30-7.30 U12s (Born 2002/2003) 7.30-8.30 pm. Saturday: Beginners/U6s, 12-1 pm U8s.