This week’s latest news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The club are holding a Table Quiz in Breens Bar Convoy on Thursday 24th April at 9.30 Proceeds in aid of underage boys and girls development. The ladies junior team are at home to Letterkenny Gaels this Friday. Training for underage continues on Friday from 6-7 .
The reserves had a big win over Muff at the weekend. Oliver Quinn and Gary Gillen both find the back of the net to put St Marys into an early two goal lead. Scores from Simon Mc Gylnn and Michael Ayton and Kevin Mc Namee keep St Marys well ahead at just at half time looms Paul O Leary scores a goal giving St Marys a very commanding lead 3-4 to 0-0. St Marys continued to dominate with scores from Paul O’Leary,Gary Gillen, Cathal Doyle, Michael Ayton and Oliver Quinn to run out comfortable winners.
The senior and reserve teams had contrasting results in their matches at Urris on Sunday. The senior team’s winning start to the season continued but the reserves lost out. The minors took on Letterkenny Gaels at O’Donnell Park on Wednesday in a play-off to determine the table-toppers for the Northern Board U18 Central League section. The Gaels had salvaged a draw with two scores in injury time in the league match in Newton in the final league match nine days earlier. This time there was to be no comeback for the Gaels though and the lads won on a scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 4-10 2-12 Letterkenny Gaels. They now take on Gaoth Dobhair at Convoy on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the semi-final.
The U14s overcame a slow start to defeat Letterkenny Gaels at Pairc Colmcille on Monday evening. The visitors established a poifive nt lead in the opening 14 minutes before Naomh Colmcille finally got their first score. That turned out to be the start of better things to come for the home side, as they added on another 1-3 in the opening half, with a single point in reply from Letterkenny Gaels. This left the score at the interval Naomh Colmcille 1-4 0-6 Letterkenny Gaels.
An early point for the home side was soon cancelled out by a similar score for the Gaels at the start of the second half. However Naomh Colmcille went on to score 1-7 between the 6th and 21st minutes, before the Gaels found the net for their next score, with the score 2-12 to 1-7 in the home side’s favour. Three further points for Naomh Colmcille and an injury time point for the visitors completed the scoring. Final score Naomh Colmcille 2-15 1-8 Letterkenny Gaels.
Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Brendan Barr, Sean Marsh, PJ McBrearty, Ryan O’Donnell, Bradley Doherty, Mark McDaid, Caoimhin Marsh, Jordan Gallagher. Subs Ryan Higgins, CJ Gibson, Rory Simmons.
Well done to everyone who took part in the U14/U16 development camp last week. Thanks also to the organisers and those who helped run the camp.
This week’s numbers were 1, 7, 8, 18, 19 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) were Gerry Devenney, Seamus Doherty and A Dillon (Derry) who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,150.
The seniors and reserves played their first home game on Sunday past against Naomh Colmcille. Seniors lost to a better Newton side while the reserves won their match.
The Easter Draw Winners in aid of Under-age football were as follows: 1st Prize-€100 Easter Hamper: Sonia, The Glen House; 2nd Prize-€50 Easter Hamper: Norman Stewart, Straths; 3rd Prize- Box Chocolates: James Doherty, Claggin; 4th Prize- Easter Egg: Margaret Toland, Tornabratley; 5th Prize- Box Biscuits: Patricia Bradley, Gort, Fahan.
Well done to our U14 girls who defeated Carndonagh in Straid last week, final score Iorras 3-11 Carndonagh 1-3. The U14 boys lost to Moville in the B semi-final of the Joe McGeady Cup on Sunday past.The ladies open their season on Sunday April 27th at home to Naomh Columba.
The MATCH “N” WIN APRIL 17th draw numbers were 1, 2, 5, & 14. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Conn Doherty, Golf Club Road, Kevin Devlin, Straid, Fiona Doherty, Hawthorn Cottages, Cloontagh, Corney Doherty, Lewis Pienaar, Cloontagh. Jackpot next week is €1,340.
Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and all who support this weekly draw. Thanks also to the Square Bar for use of premises to do our draw last week.
The senior footballers suffered their third defeat in as many games going down 1-6 to 2-14 to Four Masters in Connolly Park on Sunday. The reserve side also were on the wrong end of a 4-14 to 0-3 scoreline.
The club draw is now in full swing, with the big night just weeks away. Ticket sellers will be travelling the parish and surrounding areas in the coming weeks. Tickets cost just €10 or 3 for €20.Draw will take place on Sunday May 4th 2014 in the GAA Centre.
For more information contact John Byrne on 086 2507380, Patrick Houten on 086 8988506, David Gallagher on 086 8073786 or Martin Mc Colgan on 086 2938634.
The club would like to offer their most sincere condolences to the family of Harry McGilloway on their recent loss. The McGilloway family have been heavily involved with our club at various levels through the years. May he rest in peace.
Our Annual Easter Camp will begin this Wednesday 23rd of April and will run until the 25th of April for Children aged 5- 13 years old. This three day camp was very successful last year with 100 Children in attendance. With qualified coaches and camp coordinator Charlie Byrne this Easter Camp is sure to a big success. The camp will run from 10am to 2:30pm each day.Each child will receive a O’Neills Football and A Easter Egg for their participation in the camp.There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €500. The sequence drawn was1-6-2-7-5-3-4. The 50 euro winner was D.E Prior, Manchester. Next weeks jackpot stands at a whopping €550.
On the playing front it was a mostly positive week for the club. The ladies team qualified for the final of the Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta, with a very good win over Glenswilly. Both mens sides recorded victories against Naomh Brid at home in the league.
Unfortunatly our U-14s lost out to Aodh Ruadh by a point after an epic battle.
The minor team will play against Ardara in the Division One league final this Wednesday evening (23rd) at 6.30pm. Please note the change of time of throw in. Ádh mhóir to Noel, Declan and all the lads. Last week saw our very succesful Easter Camp take place, with over 100 children taking part. Great credit is due to Jamsie Boyle, Martin Doherty and Paddy Hegarty for organising the camp and the excellent weather Thanks also go to all the coaches, who gave their time so freely, maith sibh!
Well done to our dancers Micheal Mc Glinchey and Kate O Brien , Maurice O’Donnell and Majella Sweeney, Conor Browne and Bronagh Kelly who were fantastic on the night. The club want to thank them all for putting in so much effort over the last number of weeks giving up all their spare time to help the cause.
We had two couples who went through on the night they were Conor and Bronagh and Maurice and Majella.Tickets will be on sale soon so get them early folks.
The minors played Termon in the Division Twoleague semi final this evening in Newtowncunningham.It was a fantastic encounter with free flowing football with action going from one end of the pitch to the other. Termon drew first blood in the early minutes and James Carlin quickly levelled it up with a free. Termon added another two points and again Carlin hit twice to draw level. The Reds then went two up through James Carlin. Termon then upped the pressure and began to take control in the last ten minutes of the first half. They scored 1-4 without reply to go in at half time 1-7 to 0-5, up.
The second half began with Termon on a high and they scored the the first point of the half to go six points up. That’s when the Hugh’s lads started to increase the pressure with half time substitutes Justin McBride and Connor Gallagher really sparking life into the attack. In fact within 15 minutes the six point deficit was turned on its head into a six point lead. A goal each from the subs and the on fire James Carlin adding another two points and another from Jonathan Carlin. The Termon lads were shell shocked. But they weren’t finished they again dug deep and kept chipping away at the lead reducing it to three points. Connor Gallagher then struck again and another from Jonathan Carlin put five between them again. Ryan Bradley then got in on the act knocking over a fine score from the 45 metre line. Cathal Doherty and Justin McBride stretched the lead to eight points. Again the lads from Termon pegged the Cross boys back and clawed the lead back to three once more. Justin struck another two points to settle the nerves. With five minutes left Termon were fighting to the death and narrowed the gap to three points with only two minutes on the clock. It was all hands on deck and backs to the wall as the young lads held on for a memorable, 2-15 to 1-15, victory.
They now play St Micheals in the final on Wednesday the 23rd in Convoy throw in 7.45pThe under 14 boys are through to the Division Three quarter final after defeating Lifford in a play off for the last qualifiers spot. They now play Glenswilly.
Well done to the u14 girls team on beating Glenfin on a scoreline of 9-6to 4-3. The next game is away to St Mary’s, Convoy this Tuesday 22nd.
The underage girls and ladies teams have guess the score cards €2 per line.
This weeks lotto results. Numbers drawn were 8,4,7,3,2,6,1,5.There was no winning sequence. Lucky dip winner was Maura McCrudden, Aveltygort receives €30. Next week’s Jackpot is €3850. The
100 Club Draw winner were Lucy and Jane Catterson, Gleneely. They receive €100.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support. The next senior board meeting is on Wednesday the 30th of April at 8.30pm and the next minor board meeting is on this Thursday the 24th of April at 9pm.The position of Club P.R.O is still vacant anyone who would like to fill the vacancy or find out more of what the job entails feel free to contact Kathy on 087 7647168 any-time after 5pm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seniors and reserves continued their season with wins over Naomh Padraig, Lifford on Saturday evening last. The Senior game was a close affair with the lads holding out for a deserved two points win while the reserves had a comprehensive victory. Next up this Saturday, we travel to Naomh Padraig Muff.
Thanks to all that helped out with the recent bag pack in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity Ireland.
Beidh ceithre dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall agus fosta €250 ó Choláiste na bhFiann ‘den chúrsa i nGaoth Dobhair.
CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall.
Written applications must be submitted by club members to Jim Mc Glynn, Camblestown, Letterkenny no later than this Friday 25th April. Application forms can be downloaded from our club website.
This week’s lotto numbers will be included in next weeks notes. The numbers in our club lotto have increased to 28. Any members of Friends of the Gaels wishing to change their weekly numbers should contact John McDermott or Sharon Harnet.
There is an U8 and U10 hurling blitz on this Sunday in Convoy. meeting up at the Pin Tavern at 10am.
With regard to home and car insurance we have teamed up with Liberty Insurance who will give €50 to the club for every new policy taken out with them before 30th April. All you have to do is nominate Letterkenny Gaels. Sympathy is extended to the Page family, Kilmacrennan on their recent bereavement.
For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie. Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael.
Cloich Cheann Fhaola
Bhí áthas orainn an deireadh seachtain seo caite nuair a bhuaigh an fhoireann sin sear a gcluiche in éadan na Dunaibh. Bhí bua maith ag an fhoireann tacaíochta an tráthnóna cearna freisin.
Ba mhaith leis an fhóchumann chómhbhrón a dhéanamh le muintir Danny Cannon, Willie Boyce, Jimela Ferry agus Dinny ferry atá anois ar shlí na fírínne, ar dheis Lámh Dé go raibh siad.
Indoor will resume this Friday U6s at 6pm, U8s and U10s are at 8pm, U10s and U12s as normal on Monday.
There is a one way system in place for all underage training/games, senior and reserve training / games, drivers are asked to be drive carefully when entering the club grounds.
Cars will not be permitted into GAA grounds prior to or during senior/reserve matches.
Bhí droch ádh ar mná chloich cheann fhaola tráthnóna Dé Luain in éadan foireann laidir Gleann Fhinne.
It is vital that underage managers and members of the ladies board attend the next minor board meeting time and date yet to be confirmed.
The seniors and reserves were at home to Gaoth Dobhair in the league on Easter Sunday last and both teams went down to defeats. The reserves lost 1-10 to 1-15.
The St. Michael’s team were: Dean Fleming, Peter Sweeney, Stephen Horan, Denis Trearty, Barry McGinley, Paul Creamer, John Sherdan, Chrisl McElhinney, Oran McGee, Dara Mccarry, Keelan McGee, Daniel Doak, Raymond McLaughlin, and Danny Langan Oisin Langan. Subs used Paul Baird for Daniel Doak half time, Ciaran Kelly for Dara McCarry, Eddie Patterson for Paul Creamer and Michael Langan for Barry McGinley.
Good luck to the St. Michael’s players Colm McFadden, Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye and Antoin McFadden and the rest of the Donegal Team and management in the Division Two League final against Monaghan in Croke Park on this Sunday.
Would anyone who is available to help coach some of the underage players please contact Manus on 087-6470532.
The Parish League begins on Sunday 4th May for a duration of 6 weeks, more details later.
If anyone is interested in training as an underage referee for the GAA please contact Manus on 0876470532.
The minbors beat Termon at the Bridge last Friday night on a score of 4-7 to 3-7 with a good team performance. The minors played Glenswilly in Division Two semi final last Wednesday night at the Bridge and won comfortably by a score line of 3-10 to 0-2.
The Under 14s travelled to Milford on Tuesday evening and it proved to be a tight affair. The teams traded scores right to the end. The scores were level when the referee pointed to the spot. Kyle McGarvey kept his cool to slot the ball home while Callum Friel and Patrick McGinley battled hard throughout.
Downings visited the Bridge on Friday evening. A strong show from the midfield set them up for their win. St Michael’s battled hard to the end. Strong shows were given by Michael Hanlon, Jack Hanlon and Mikey Harkin.
The under 14 squad wish Jack Richards and Anthony Browne a speedy recovery.
D’imir an foireann sinsearach dhá chluiche an deireadh seachtaine seo. Aoine an Chéasta bhí siad ar na Méilte áit a raibh Bun Dobhráin mar chuairteoirí. Bhí cluiche cothrom go maith ann sa chéad leath len dá fhoireann ag gabhail isteach ar chó-scór ag leath ama. Bhí scéala eile ann sa dara leath agus bhí bhain Bun Dobhráin go fuarast sa deireadh.
Domhnach Cásca thug dhá fhoireann na bhfear aghaidh ar na Cealla Beaga sa dara cluiche sráithe. Níor éirigh le ceachtar acu an bhua a bheith acu cé gur imir an dá fhoireann i bhfad níos fearr.
Well done to our Under 15s who beat Dungloe 3-9 to 1-9 in Dungloe to qualify for the Gaeltacht Under 15s championship.
Beidh Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta ar siúl ar na Méilte ón 3ú-5ú Bealtaine. Deireadh seachtaine den scóth a bheas anseo agus tá muid uilig ag súil go mór leis. Beidh deich gcluiche in iomlán ann thar an deireadh seachtain uilig idir fir, mná agus an t-aos óg chomh maith le ceol agus craic thar cheithre oíche. Cuireann muid fáilte romhaibh uilig a bheith páirteach ann linn. Tá clár na deireadh Seachtaine ceangailte leis an ríomhphost seo.
Uimhreacha an Lotto: 2-4-13-22. Níor baineadh an pota ór. Bhí trí uimhir ag Kevin White agus Joe Wilson. Beidh €740 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.
Good start to the league campaign by our U-14 Girls with a home win against Cloich Cheann Fhaola.
The Under 17s Boys have been invited again to the All-Ireland Gaeltacht tournament in Connemara next weekend - 25th, 26th April. Because of a fixture clash and works in completing the Clubhouse - we require two club members to travel with and help out with the squad. We need this to ensure that they participate in this tournament which the girls Under 17 team won last year. Please email email@example.com or PM the Lower Rosses facebook page with any offers of help.
An Clochán Liath
Bad aid 1, 4, 12 agus 14 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,400 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Margaret Brennan, Meenacross, Derek Gallagher, Cruit, Jack Taylor, Aboligan, Rosaleen O’Donnell, 74 Main St. Dungloe agus B.McBride, Meendernasloe.
Bhain Dim Melly, Rooskey €150, Kathleen O’Donnell as Leitir, James Hamill, as Crolly Caravan Park, Grace O’Donnell as Ard Crone, Elizabeth Bradshaw as Belfast agus Conal Thomas as Crolly Caravan Park €100, ag an bhingo.
The U14 hurlers travelled to Letterkenny Gaels on Thursday last. They started strongly but despite having the majority of possession failed to score in the first half and trailed by six at half time. Dungloe upped their game in the second half and by mid ways through the second half were level thanks to goals from Matthew O’Donnell and Thomas and James Hartnett. Some good point put Dungloe ahead, but a late goal for Gaels cost Dungloe a game they should have won.
The reserves had a good victory in Killybegs on Saturday evening. Well done to both the senior and reserve teams on winning their respective league games on Easter Sunday in the Park.
A big congratulations to our club captain, Noel McBride on his recent engagement to Laura Houston. Finally, a big well done to the minor board including Bridgeen Doherty and Dessie Gallagher on the Easter draw, a big success with lots of work and effort put in this last few weeks and months doing the rounds selling tickets. The three prizes were sponsored by Pat the Cope Gallagher, Cllr. Marie Terese Gallagher and Bridgeen and Charlie Doherty.
Under 8 training will resume this Saturday 26th April in the RCS gym.
The monthly club meeting will take place on Thursday, 24th April in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.
The club maintained their 100 percent home record with this win over Milford. The reserves took control of their clash with Milford early on and the half time scores stood at 2-9 to 0-7 in favour of the homesters, David Finnerty and Anthony Coughlan raising the green flags. By the end of the third quarter Aodh Ruadh had pushed it out to 4-13 to 0-7 with Milford simply unable to get their hand to leather. Dermot Slevin slotting a penalty rapidly followed by James O’Donnell with the fourth goal. Milford got a bit more joy in the closing stages, but further goals from Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward and Val Murray meant there was never any prospect of a comeback. In defence Ronan Matthews, Ryan Patton and Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran were well on top. Around the middle David Finnerty, Michael McNeely, Chris McCabe and James O’Donnell got through a mountain of ball while up front Anthony Coughlan, Sticky Ward, Dermot Slevin and Sylvester Maguire were among the scores.
Best of luck to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly this Saturday when the Donegal minors take on Tyrone in the final of the Ulster minor football league in Brewster Park this Saturday.
The under 16s enjoyed a robust challenge against Glencar Manorhamilton on Monday evening in the park. Quite a bit of good attacking football on show from two committed sides, Aodh Ruadh’s sharper forwards just seeing them take the spoils. We should have some pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org later in the week.
Under age football at its best was the way one Glen supporter summed up the meeting of the Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Columba under 14s on Saturday. Aodh Ruadh was first off the mark with a goal in the first minute from Evan McTernan in what was a very tight first half between two very evenly matched sides. With some great football on display it was neck and neck with the half time score reading Aodh Ruadh 2-2 Naomh Columba 1-6. Glen started strongest in the second half with a goal coming straight from the throw in. This took the wind out of the sails of the Ernesiders and the heads went down very quick, a problem that this team needs to overcome. The home side knocked over score after score and left Aodh Ruadh trailing by 12 points at one stage but thanks to man of the match Pauric Keenaghan who turned the game around, the Ballyshannon men found their feet again. They closed the gap, but took a five point lead with just two minutes left on the clock. The last kick of the game was a converted Glen penalty, which gave the Aodh Ruadh lads a two point victory. Once again they proved to themselves that there is nothing beyond them when they put their minds to it. Best performances on the day came from Pauric Keenaghan, Adam Rami and Owen Doherty with Jack McCaffrey, Joe Danagher, Ciaran Hodgins and Ryan McDonald all doing very well when introduced. Many thanks to the parents who helped out with our under skills test last Saturday, our second of the season. We were pleased to see that many lads have markedly improved their score from the first test and have clearly been working on their skills. Each participant will get their results slip at Wednesday night training, when we will also be presenting medals.
There was a great turnout for our Annual Duck Race last Saturday with many commenting on the long number of years this novel event is on the go. The ducks competed well and will be well looked after for the next year by their reliable gamekeeper. Many thanks to everyone for supporting this event. Congrats to Shane McLoone, Áine Hill and Patsy McGuckian who won a few euro for themselves. We’ll have shots from the day’s craic up later in the week.
The under 14s commenced their campaign with a journey to Four Masters, last Tuesday 15th April. Both teams started off well and were neck in neck throughout the first half. There were many battles fought on the pitch proving Donegal town to be tough opponents. In the second half the Aodh Ruadh side kicked it up a gear. With some sharp shooting up front, ruthless defending and hard work around the middle of the field, the Ernesiders eventually pulled away as winners with a score of 5-4 to 3-5 in what was all-round an excellent team performance.
Best of luck to our senior ladies who have their first league match at home against Gaoth Dobhair this Thursday 22nd at 7pm. There will be training on Tuesday at 7pm as normal for the ladies.
Good luck to our representatives on the Donegal panel as they take on Roscommon, again, this Saturday. They will be contesting the preliminary round in the Nicky Rackard cup in Athleague.
Aodh Ruadh came up short against Saint Eunan’s in their Ulster league division three clash in O’Donnell Park on Monday evening. Once again goals proved their undoing as the Letterkenny men ran out 4-16 to 1-15 winners. Ballyshannon battled well to make it a two point game at half time, but a sharp start to the second half by the homesters, who shot a goal and series of points, made it an uphill struggle from there in. Nevertheless the Ernesiders did pull the deficit back to four points before St Eunan’s finished the game out strongly. Paul Sheridan worked hard about the middle while Ciaran Rami and Cian Dolan both delivered creditable displays in the half back line. Up front Mickey Bowering got the Ballyshannon goal and was a good outlet, while Chris Kilgannon was faultless from placed ball. Aodh Ruadh are back in Garvaghey this weekend when they take Armagh side Derrynoose.
The under 14s made the trip to Ballybofey on Thursday last to play MacCumhaill’s in the league. The lads were up against it from the start against a physically stronger home team. Too much work is being left to too few on this team which resulted in MacCumhaill’s winning convincingly 4-11 to 1-5.
The minors continued their unbeaten run in the league as they overcame Carndonagh in Father Tierney Park also on Thursday. They were slow getting into the game against a very determined Carn team but gradually they got on top of the Inishowen men and ran out easy winners 3-18 to 1-4. Their hard work at training is paying off as they are joint leaders of the league with Buncrana, both teams currently unbeaten. They face a trip to Letterkenny this Thursday to play St Eunan’s another side who are going well in the league.
Next Sunday the first of the all county blitzes takes place in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy with the action starting at 11am. The under 8s and under 10s will be taking part in this blitz. Both these panels have been working very hard since the beginning of March and we look forward to seeing them in action on Sunday, many of them representing their club for the first time.
All the best to our Trath na gCeist team of PJ Buggy, Peter Campbell, Sylvester Maguire and Paddy Kelly as they bid for All-Ireland Scór Sinsear honours this Saturday in Castlebar.
There was no winner of the €8,600 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Margaret Meehan, Belleek; Charlie Barrett, Milford; Kay Drummond, Belleek Road; John Gallagher, Erne Street; and Nuala Burns, Roscor, Belleek. Next draw is in Dorrian’s Hotel on Monday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €8,700.
There was no jackpot winner this week. The lucky dip winners were Jim and Mary Canavan, Legawney, and Philip Timoney, New Row. Numbers drawn were 4, 14, 15 and 17. Next weeks jackpot is €1800.
Good luck to U16 County players - Niámh Doherty, Orláith Gillespie, Rebecca Faulkner and Áine Gillespie who are taking part in the Pan Celtic Camogie competition this Saturday, in Owenbeg, Derry.
The clubs under 10 boys had their first outing of the season on Saturday last. They played hosts to teams from neighbouring clubs St Naul’s and MacCumhaills. Four teams each from ourselves and MacCumhaills plus two teams from St Nauls served up some very good football in what turned out to be a very evenly matched competition.
The club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers or to assistant treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.
Congratulations to Gerard Byrne underage footballer who made history when he won the World Championship in Irish Dancing 2014 in London for the second time in his young career in three years.
Also congratulations to Paula McNeilis dance teacher who is married to former Four Masters senior footballer Don Monaghan and her team of mentors McNeilis/Cunningham/Boyle School of Dance on their achievement.
Best wishes to Four Masters minors and mentors who play Divisional final against Dungloe/ Na Rossa in Glenties, on Wednesday evening.Thanks to all who attended the Quiz recently held in Dom’s for Bord na n’Óg. Four Masters camogie put in a great display against Na Magha, Derry. Great goalkeeping by Leah O’Donnell and strong defending by the backs kept Na Magha from scoring. A fantastic display from Sophie Doherty (1-2) and Aoife Regan in midfield. With the wind at their backs in the second half the forwards came strong with great goal scoring from Orlaith Gillespie (2) who was player of the match and Kate Smith and Katie Conerney-Brogan scored one each.
There was no Jackpot winner of the weekend lotto. The numbers drawn were 02, 04, 11, 12, 20, bonus 10. The €100 was Moira Logue, Kerrykeel, with €50 going to John White, Stockport. Next weeks jackpot is €2,550.
The reserves also defeated Glefin. The team and scorers;Paul O’Connor, Shaun Coyle, Ken Dempsey, Martin McElwaine, Aidan Heraghty, Brian McBride, Paul Martin, Brendan Callaghan, Eamonn Carr 0:01, Conor McFadden, Brendan ‘Nanny’ Friel, Kevin Loughery, Niall Carr 0:03, Shaun McGovern 0:02, Charlie Crerand. Subs were Declan Coyle for Charlie Crerand, Conor McConigley for Shaun McGovern, Shane Sweeney for Conor McFadden, Oisin Blaney for Kevin Loughery. Niall Carr, Ken Dempsey and Shaun Coyle best for the gaels.
The club will once again host a Cúl Camp from July 14th to 19th. Bookings can be made online at http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or you can contact Fiona Shiels if you would like to pay by instalment.
Ádh mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall ag imirt v An Muineacháin an Sathairn seo chugainn i bPáirc an Chrocaigh.
The club monthly meeting will be held next Tuesday April 29th at 9pm. Noel Scott has organised in association with the County Board a Suicide Awaremess talk. This will be held in the clubhouse Monday the 28th at 7.30pm. Obviously a very sensitive subject an it is hoped that all parents and managers of teenagers will attend. The seniors and reserves were home to our neighbours St Eunan’s on Easter Sunday. The reserves were unlucky to lose by a point but on a positive note they had a great victory away to Ardara on Good Friday. The next outing for the reserves is against Na Rossa in the Gaeltacht on Wednesday the 23rd at home at 7pm. The seniors lost to St Eunan’s in what can only be described as an ill tempered match. The U14 boys are at home in the quarter final of the league against Red Hughs this Friday evening at 7pm. The ladies had their first outing of the year last Tuesday 15th against Naomh Columba. Although they suffered a loss it was fantastic to see the ladies take to the field and a large crowd was in attendance to lend their support. The U14 girls suffered a heavy defeat to Milford last Tuesday evening . Paddy McGinty’s 3rd team had a comprehensive victory over Glenfin on Saturday evening last with an impressive scoreline of 2-17 to 0-4. Next up for Paddy’s boys is a home fixture versus Pettigo on Saturday 26th at 7pm. The minors suffered a heavy defeat to a strong St Michaels team in the league semi-final last Wednesday evening. It is that time of year again to dust off the runners and start training for the Glenswilly 5k which will take place in June. Finally the club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Sarah Gallagher, Cormac Callaghan and Cormac Gallagher - all three are in plaster due to hand injuries.
Na Cealla Beaga
The will be collecting any unwanted clothes, shoes, towels, linen, curtains and mobile phones. This was a huge success for the club in 2013 and helped raise vital funds to maintain the facilities at the Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park. You can drop off Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of this week 9-3pm daily or contact 086-3311733.
There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 17, 25, 26 and 28. Next weeks killotto jackpot is €1400. Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie
The senior team will play for the Frankie Daniels Perpetual Cup this Saturday 26th April at the Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park against Kilcar. The u-14 girls were defeated at at home against Ardara. The senior ladies have there first league game against Termon at home on Sunday at 12.00.
The reserves lost to Dungloe on Good Friday. And the seniors and reserves were home to Naomh Mhuire On Easter Sunday. Both teams won.
There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 4, 6, 8 and 28. Consolation prizes went to Michael Fitzgerald, Glenties and Siobhan McHugh, Tullycleave. Jackpot now stands at €4,100.
The Ardarathon 10k/ fun run/walk takes place this Sunday, April 27 at 1pm. Pre-registration can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking as many locals as possible to register prior to the race to avoid delays. Registration also takes place on Saturday evening, April 26 from 7-8.30pm and again on Sunday morning in the Parish Centre from 10am.
The third team had their first outing of the year against St Eunan’s on Saturday evening last in O’Donnell Park. They played well but eventually lost to a much stronger side. They are free this weekend.
Bhi an bua ag foireann faoi 15 in eadainn Cill Chartha an seachtain seo caite. Beidh said ag imirt in eadainn N Conaill ins an chead bhabhta eile.
No joy for a depleted U12 squad in the Harry Cassidy tournament in Buncrana. The A team lost their games against the home side, Termon and St Eunan’s while the Development team drew with Termon and lost the other two against the same opposition. Thanks to the who travelled and in particular to the 5 U10s who were called in at the last minute to make up the numbers. Thanks also to Reece Furey/Brogan who managed the D children evelopment team (Jim McGuinness beware!) and to Aidan Mulholland and the Buncrana club for their hospitality on the day.
Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Easter Development Camp for U12s and 14s. Guest coach was Derry legend, Enda Muldoon, who was a great hit with the players passing on a lot of useful tips in a good coaching session. A very successful week all round with the over 130 children attending in total. Thanks to camp co-ordinator, James McHugh who organised everything and to all our volunteer coaches who gave up their time to help out. Well done everyone.
The seniors and reserves both recorded good wins over Naomh Conaill last Sunday in glorious sunshine in Towney.
The under 14s had another good win last Wednesday evening at home against Naomh Mhuire to maintain their 100% record. The
under 15s were defeated in the Gaeltacht on Friday night last by Ardara final score Ardara 3-13 Kilcar 4-4 while our minors had a good win over St. Nauls on Monday evening. They now play to Bundoran on Wednesday evening at 6pm
Thanks to all the acts, all who sold/bought tickets and to all who helped out in any way for the minor board fundraiser in the Blue Haven on Easter Sunday it was a packed house and all the acts made sure it was a very enjoyable nights entertainment photos the event can be viewed on our website.
Best of luck to Patrick, Mark, Ryan and the Donegal senior team in the Division league final this Sunday in Croke Park and to the minor team who play Tyrone in the Ulster minor league final on Saturday.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,00. This week’s numbers were 6, 8, 13 and 20 winners were: €50 Annie McClafferty, Quigleys Point, €30 Bríd McDevitt, Drimnafinagle and €20 Nuala Hegarty, Derrylaghan. Lotto Plus numbers 9, 17, 21 and 29 there was no winner.
The club will be hosting another Family Fortunes on May 3rd.There will be prizes for winners and runners up. Anyone wishing to enter a family or group please contact Terry O Reilly 0866095347, Eugene Gallagher 0866098801 or any Committee member.
Well done to our dancers, Paula, Bernie, Darren and Rory, who took to the floor and Saturday night in the Villa Rose. Rory and Bernie have made it through to the final on the 9th May. Limited tickets are available from any Committee member.
Our jackpots keep rising and rising. The lotto jackpot has reached €9,700 and the Bingo Snowball now stands at €8,900.
There were no winners of this weeks Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6,23,28 and 29. There was one match 3 winner. Aidan Heeney who won €150.
The Royal Flush draw results for the weekend of 21/04/2014 were 6, 18, 23 & 24. There was no winner of the jackpot of €3180. Consolation prizes went to Pamela Bonner, Kilcar, Lee and Shay Byrne and Martin Boyle. Next weeks draw will take place in McGuires Bar and the jackpot now stands at €3220. Our Senior and Reserve sides picked up two good wins last Saturday in Dunkineely against Moville.
This year’s Fun Run/Walk has been scheduled to take place on Saturday May 31st, details to follow in the coming weeks. This year sees the club celebrate its 40th anniversary. Ground work is currently being put into an event during the summer months and a date will be released soon. For the celebration we will be gathering old photographs, articles and memorabilia from the years gone by. If anyone has any of these at home please email email@example.com, all photographs and articles will be photocopied and sent back immediately.