Donegal GAA Club Call

Donegal GAA Club Call
For a full run down on what’s happening in the GAA Clubs of Donegal, read on . . . .

For a full run down on what’s happening in the GAA Clubs of Donegal, read on . . . .

Naomh Columba

Pairc na nGael was a hive of activity over the weekend, on Sunday we had our Lá Naomh Columba, which is part of our 50th anniversarycelebrations, with displays from U8s, U10s U12s and some slightly older boys in the legends game in the evening. The large crowd were treated to a great match of free flowing football that ended in a draw, as In the Hill equalised late on. With some of the retired players showing touches of class, Paddy J might have to draft some into the senior squad! The display of club memorabilia was also a great success and brought back many happy memories. The club would like to thank all who supported the events and anyone who helped to make it a success.

Saturday saw the grounds being used for the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show, and congratulations to all the organising commitee for running such a great event. Congratulations also to Meenaneary church and community who held their 50th anniversary this weekend.

Paddy Byrne and the county minors had a good win in the All Ireland quarter final on Saturday, good luck to all in the All Ireland semi.

On the playing front our U16s had a good win away to Naomh Ultan, the U12s won away to Na Rossa but our ladies lost away to Cloughaneely.

This Wednesday the U12s play Killybegs in Fintra at 5:30 and the minors are in Towney at 7:30 in the first leg of the championship.

Collection details for tickets for this weekends county game will follow later in the week.

Aodh Ruadh

All-Ireland quarter-final tickets

Distribution details for All-Ireland quarter-final tickets had not been finalised at time of mailing, but will be circulated in due course.


Well done once again to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly and Aodh Ruadh hurler Jamie Brennan on booking their place in the All-Ireland semi-finals with a hard fought 0-10 to 1-5 victory over Roscommon in Markievicz park on Saturday. Well done also to Mick McGrath, Anthony McGrath and Gary Walsh who are involved in the back room team.

Aodh Ruadh have been drawn to face Letterkenny Gaels in the under 21 A championship on Tuesday 12th August in Father Tierney Park, throw in 7pm.

The minors are set to commence their championship journey this Wednesday, 6th August when they face Naomh Conaill in the first round, first leg match at Father Tierney Park. Throw in is at 7.30pm and we’d like to see a good turn-out getting behind the Ballyshannon boys.

The under 16s delivered a commanding performance to book their place in the league county semi-finals with a 2-15 to 1-10 victory over Naomh Conaill on Sunday afternoon. An early goal from Gareth Sheerin settled Aodh Ruadh and with wind advantage the homesters added 10 points from six different scorers in the first half. That attacking invention was complimented by a solid performance in defence, where the Ernesiders restricted Glenties to no score from play in the first half. The half time score stood at 1-9 to 0-3. Gareth Sheerin worked hard, creating some great combination play and finishing with a goal and two points to his own personal tally. Joint captains Shane McGrath and Nathan Boyle showed inspirational leadership from open play and also from dead-ball. McGrath was man of the match, finishing with 1-4, while Boyle ran him very close for that accolade with another exhibition of quality point taking. Sean Taylor had a great game in goals, stopping shots, picking out men with a variety of kick-outs and calling shots off the woodwork to ensure defenders’ reactions were fully focused. Cian McGloin showed a variety of skills in defence, Shane Gillespie had a great debut for the under 16s deputising for the injured Brendan Gillespie. The half back and half forward lines had a great taking-care-of-business approach. All these boys demonstrating great inter-play and desire to attack and track back throughout the game. There was a lot of good movement from Dylan Gallagher, Shane Dorrian and Michael McKenna up front. The subs, Oisín Kerr, Matteo Rivenna, Odhran O’Neill and James Sheerin, all made effective contributions on their introduction. In general there was great teamwork, a fine mixture of hand-passing and kick-passing and passing combinations as the Ballyshannon lads backed each other up and worked hard throughout. Another heartening aspect of the performance was the discipline of the Aodh Ruadh team in every regard. Next up for the under 16s is the Southern Regional Board league final against Ardara, date, time and venue to be confirmed. We will have pictures from the game up on

A second half comeback from Aodh Ruadh was not enough to take the win against Four Masters in the sides’ under 12 league meeting on Wednesday evening. Aodh Ruadh started the better of the two sides, rapidly going two points up. However Four Masters quickly got to grips with the visitors and launched a barrage on the Ballyshannon posts which soon saw them race into a substantial lead. Aodh Ruadh restructured at half time and managed to staunch the flow of scores. Then a magnificent solo goal from Kyle Murray gave the Ernesiders the glimmer of a chance. The net-buster seemed to shake the Donegal town side’s confidence and they also seemed to flag a little as their earlier exertions started to take their toll. Aodh Ruadh then launched a concerted assault which had Four Masters penned in front of their goals for much of the final quarter as the visitors steadily ate into the deficit. Had the game gone on another five minutes there is little doubt Aodh Ruadh would have taken the spoils, but they just left themselves with too much work to do in too little time and came up short on a scoreline of 3-11 to 4-5. Best for Aodh Ruadh was Colm McGloin who put in a magnificent and brave performance despite clearly struggling with a leg injury. He gave a real leader’s performance. Cian Rooney provided an effective link between defence and attack. Jake Foley did well around the centre of the field, as did Eugene Doherty when he came on. Meanwhile Kyle Murray was superb in the second half, proving the catalyst and focal point for Aodh Ruadh’s late revival. Aodh Ruadh enjoyed more success in the junior game, running out good winners. Jake Foley and Cian McGloin featured strongly again, while Corey Ryan, Frankie McGinley, Bridín Maguire and David Doherty all delivered good displays. We have some pictures from the game up on

The under 10s had an effective work out against a Four Masters side they are likely to be seeing a lot of in big games in the coming years. The senior game finished in a draw, while the Donegal town men came out on top in the junior game. Thanks are due to Jack Gallagher and Danny Breen who bolstered the junior challenge after a rocky first third. The Aodh Ruadh team who travelled to Tír Chonaill park were: Daniel Breen Brosnan, Conor Cleary, Séimí Campbell, JJ Doran, Padraig Daly, Ryan Daly, Shane Delahunty, Michael Doogan, Darragh Flood Dolan, Jack Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Niamh Hughes, Eoghan Kelly, Gráinne Maguire, James McGinley, Shane McGloin, Aaron Neilan, David Roper, Drew Ryan, Aonghus Sweeny and Aidan Sweeny. Under 10 training returns to its usual time of 6.30pm this Wednesday and 11am on Saturday morning.

Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.


Best of luck to our own Terence McShea who will be taking charge of the All-Ireland minor final today between Cork and Galway in Birr at 5.45pm. You can follow his performance live on TG4.

Aodh Ruadh travelled to Ardara for their championship second leg tie on Saturday with a team shorn of six starters. Management had to go down the ranks to put together a side and were met with a good response from the under 16s. The opening whistle saw no fewer than four girls making their senior debut for the club. In the circumstances it was an outstanding performance from the Shamettes. They may have lost on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-2, but they can take great pride in the never-say-die attitude they fought their corner with. The defensive performance was particularly gratifying. Our girl of the game, Grainne McCosker, marshaled a magnificent rearguard action which ensured that Niamh Toolan’s goal remained unbreached across the 60 minutes. Meanwhile Lauren Moore was repurposed from attack to full back and gave a great account of herself, getting forward for a point into the bargain. Aodh Ruadh managed to break even in the second half, with an Elaine Dorrian goal a just reward for a lot of hard work in the attack. The Aodh Ruadh team were. Niamh Toolan; Lauren Moore (0-1), Orla Gillespie, Sarah Timoney; Hannah Doherty, Grainne McCosker, Shelly Loughlin; Tanya O’Shea, Claudia Coughlin; Aimie McCafferty Dearbhaile McNeill, Katie McCafferty; Elaine Dorrian (1-1), Ailbhe Treanor, Ruth Flood.

Substitutes: Niamh Gallagher for Ruth Flood; Ciarde Sheerin for Lauren Flood; Anna Rafferty for Aimie McCafferty. There are seven league games remaining in the ladies programme. When these are played will depend on how Donegal in their qualifier later today, with decision to be made at tonight’s county board meeting.


As things stand Aodh Ruadh are due to face MacCumhaill’s in their second senior championship match this Saturday at 7.30pm in Ballybofey. However with the county minor hurlers also in action on Saturday and Donegal playing Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final on the same day this fixture may be subject to change.

Pat Malaniff RIP

We laid Pat Malaniff to rest on Tuesday past. While it was a sad day for the club, there will be much pride in the manner in which we were able assist him on his final journey. There is an extended tribute to the life of Pat on Aodh Ruadh once again extend our sincerest sympathies to the Malaniff family, his wife Ursula, his daughter Denise and sons Pauric, Bernard, Sean and Kevin and his sister Peg on their personal loss. We should also thank the family for loaning us Pat for all those years, for behind a man like Pat there is a family keeping the show on the road, allowing him to make his contribution to the wider community. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Cúl camp

Aodh Ruadh will be hosting a Cúl Camp for the week commencing Monday 11th August. The camp runs from Monday to Friday, 10am to 2.30pm. Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years. The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day. The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the offers opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small-sided games. On the last day of the camp a blitz will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games. Attendees at the camp will need to bring a packed lunch and drink, a hurley and helmet for hurling and camogie, a mouth guard for football, a weather appropriate clothing. The cost of the first child is €55, with the second subsequent child €45 and the third and fourth €40 each. You can register online for the camp at For further information contact Shane Ward on 0868491933

Fitness Trail fund-raiser

Over the next two weeks or so work will resume at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, concentrating on completing the Fitness Trail and providing a Hurling/Rebound Wall for Youth Coaching of all Gaelic Games. Tom Daly is coordinating a small fund-raiser to meet some of the costs of these works. The Family Fund-raiser is a simple format where a family hosts 10 people at a meal in their home for a donation of €20 each. To participate you complete a Registration Form which is returned to Tom Daly, host your table on a day which suits you or before Saturday August 30th and make a return of €200 on September 1st. Each person who participates and makes a €20 donation which will be entered in a draw for two stand tickets for the 2014 All-Ireland Final and a double room and dinner for two in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday September 20th, the night before the Final. Details from Tom Daly or e-mail Aodh Ruadh supporters living away from Ballyshannon are particularly welcome to participate.

Fantasy race for Sam

After another four games this weekend, its John Patton Jr and his team, Yes Patsy, who have jumped to the top of the pile on 212 points. Hot on his heels is John Keon and his team, Lakeside Lads, on 208 points. In joint third is Philip Patton with his team, County Colours, and Noel McGrath and his team, The Roofer, both on 194 points. In fifth place this week we have Pat Gruddy and his team, Mayo This Time, on 193 points. High score of the week goes to Paul McLoone and his team, Abbey Utd, with 29 points (Kerry-10, Mayo-10, J Clarke-1 and J O’Donoghue-8). As always the leader board is available every Tuesday on, as well as Ballybookies, The Bridgend Bar, Owen Roe’s Bar and upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.

Ballyshannon Live

Backing Ballyshannon presents Ballyshannon Live from August 4th to August 10th. It’s a series of great events around the town with something there for all tastes and ages. Also Ballyshannon Business Chamber summer promotion runs this week with fantastic special offers throughout the town. You can download/view the full action-packed programme for the Festival from


Many congratulations to senior football team captain Ciron ‘Cecil’ Whoriskey on his engagement to Lorraine Stuart last Saturday. Congratulations also to Kevin Loughlin and Charlene Curran who tied the knot last Saturday.


This week’s lotto draw will be made later this evening in The Mall bar.

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.

The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.

You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to


Lotto numbers for 29/07/14; Jackpot €3650:

5 4 3 7 6 2 1 8.

No winners.

Next week’s Jackpot: €3700.

Congratulations to our U-16s who are through to the league final after a great 6-06 to 2-09 win over Milford!

Our U-21s are out against Downings in the championship on Tuesday the 12th of August. Details TBC.

A big thanks to everyone who came out and supported the quiz in aid of the ladies in the Reelin last Friday night!

Good luck to Frank McGlynn and all the rest of the Donegal team as they take on Armagh in the All Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park this Saturday.


BIG BREAKFAST: Big Breakfast time again. Our annual Big Breakfast takes place on Saturday(August 9th) in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany from 9am to 1pm. Donations of home baking and food will be greatly appreciated on the day. If anyone can contribute please let John Friel or any committee member know.

LOTTO WINNER: Congratulations to Eddie Doherty (Ranty), Urrismana who won our Match “N” Win lotto jackpot of €1,900 on Thursday night. Winning numbers 5, 14, 19 & 21. Jackpot next week €500.

CLUB IORRAS JULY WINNERS: €50-John J Friel, Dunaff, €30-Jimmy Donaghey, Dunaff and €20-Donal Kelly, Tullagh. Thanks to all who support our monthly Club Iorras draw.

Junior A Championship: Seniors home to Na Rossa on Sunday (August 10th), support most welcome.

CHALLENGE MATCH: The senior men play Glack GAA Club (Derry) in Straid on Wednesday in a challenge match at 7.30pm.

LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies beat Malin in the Championship last week, final score Urris 4-05 Malin 2-05. Return leg down for August 11th in Straid.

U21: U21 team away to Carndonagh on Tuesday August 12th.

NIGHT AT THE RACES: A massive Thanks to all who came along and supported our “ Night at the Races” on Friday night especially our sponsors without whom the event could not go ahead, all who bought and sold horses, the Square Bar and to all who helped in any way that made the night the success it was.

DATE FOR THE DIARY: Quiz Night in the Strand Hotel on Wednesday August 13th. Our ladies team are organising this quiz night so support on the night will be greatly appreciated.

Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email no later than 9pm on Sunday night.

Naomh Colmcille

Tickets ordered for Donegal game will be available for collection on Thursday night from 7-8 at clubhouse with Alison Ferry, this will be only evening for collection of tickets.

The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day is now due to take place on Sunday 17th August. Details to follow on a fun filled day at pairc colmcille.

The seniors and reserves had no fixtures this weekend.

U13 game didnt go ahead against Malin, there is training tuesday @5.45 pm with game Wednesday night time details to be confirmed. Coaches have asked with everyone can attend Tuesday training session.

U16’s had a good won away to Letterkenny Gaels on Monday night next game not until 11th August.

Gaelic training for girls aged 12-16 continues Wednesday and Fridays at 7:30 pm. All levels welcome...beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908

The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.

Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.

Training and Match Schedule.

Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.

Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.

Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.

U18. See Facebook for further updates.

U16. No game until 11th August See Facebook and website for updates during the week.

U13. Training on Tuesday (5th) at 5:45 pm. See Facebook for updates on Wednesday game and website for updates during the week.

U10. Training continues Friday 8th August at 6:30 pm.

U8. Training continues Friday 8th August at 6:30 pm.

Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training continues Wednesday and Friday (6th and 8th August) at 7:30 pm. All levels welcome...beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908

Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.

Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.

This week’s numbers are 2, 3, 8, 9, 13 and the most correct winners (matching four numbers) are Charlie & Anne Callaghan, and Sharkey Signs who win €37.5 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,900. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so free 2 hrs every 7 weeks to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.

The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.

Naomh Conaill

There was No winner of this week’s club lotto, numbers out were 1-4-18-29. The €50x2 went to Stephanie Brennan, Main Street and Oonagh Mc Henry Ballycastle Co Antrim. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,400.

Congratulations to the Donegal minors on a great win over Roscommon to reach the All Ireland semi-final. A Special well done to our own club man Ethan. All the best in the semi-final.

Good luck to the Donegal Senior team who take on Armagh in the All Ireland Quarter final this Saturday. Good luck to all our club men involved (Jim, Leo, Antony, Brick, Leon, Joe, Charlie, Dr Charlie). 

Naomh Conaill  5K:   The annual Naomh Conaill 5k Run/Walk takes place on Wednesday 13th August @ 7pm starting from the Clubhouse. Come out and support your local Club by running/walking or take along the buggy. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run/walk. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep the smaller children entertained (weather permitting) . Entry fee is €8 for Adults and €3 for under 16’s. All home-baking would be very appreciated on the evening. Contact 086-8656312.

Good luck to our Senior Ladies who take on Buncrana away on Sunday 10th August First leg semi-final junior championship.

Tickets for All Ireland Quarter final to be collected Thursday 7th in clubhouse between 7-7.30pm

St. Michael’s

Good Luck to the St. Michael’s Players Colm McFadden Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the rest of the Donegal Team and Management in their All Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park on Saturday the 9th August against Ulster Rival Armagh. The Throw in is at 4pm.

Under 21s’s

The Under 21’s are due to play Four Masters away in Donegal Town on Tuesday 12th August in the Under 21A Championship.


The €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Margaret Doherty Lower Derryreel. This weeks Jackpot will be €1520.


There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 1,2,6,10,12,15; the Match 5 winner was Martin McGill Creeslough who won €100. This weeks jackpot will be €6350.

Lotto Rota

The St. Michael’s Lotto Rota for the next two weeks is as follows: 9th August Dunfanaghy Nicola Ferry and Liam Ferry, Creeslough Caolan McGee and Andrew Kelly. 16th August Dunfanaghy Tommy McGinley and Neil McGinley, Creeslough Michael Cannon and Lorcan McDaid. Anyone who is unable to carry out this very important job for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night.

Club Gear: Anyone who would like to purchase club gear – hoodys, half zip tops, tee shirts or polo t shirts for adults or children please contact Nicola 0863084164

Clubhouse Key

There is a Key for the Clubhouse in the Dunfanaghy Post Office during weekdays if required but anyone borrowing it must return the key to the Post Office.

St. Michaels Minor Board

Sports Day Thanks: St. Michael’s Minor Board expresses sincere gratitude to all who helped make our sports day the success that is was (despite the weather conditions); the sponsors, those who prepared the field and cut the grass during the week, helpers on the day, everyone who donated raffle-spot prizes, old crockery, bottles, home baking, sandwiches etc and those who helped set up the field before and after the event and of course everyone who came and supported us.

Coaching: Would anyone who is available to help coach some of the underage players please contact Manus on 087 647 0532.

U8’S: The under 8’training continues at the Bridge on Wednesday evenings from 6.45 until 8pm. Any queries contact Hugh Doyle on 0864472068. It is hoped to have some friendly blitzes before the end of the season.

Under 12’s: The under 12’s played at the Creeslough Sports last Sunday for the Gerard McFadden Memorial Cup. The White Team led by Bryan Boyle came out on top in a great match.

Under 13’s: The under 13’s played their first match on Wednesday last with Letterkenny Gaels visiting the Bridge, the home side ran out comfortable winners with captain Anthony Browne leading the way.

Under 16’s: Next game is scheduled against Macumhails on Monday August 11th. Venue to be confirmed.

Four Masters

our Masters Lotto: there was no jackpot winner this week. Lucky dip winners were Sean Kelly. Cathal Boyle. Elaine Campbell & Joe O Grady. They all receive €25 each. Numbers drawn were 5,6,18 & 22. Next weeks lotto stands at €2,900. Please support the lotto as this pays for the daily up keep of the Club.

Busy week for Under 10’s: Last Thursday our under 10 s travelled the short distance to Mountcharles to play the home team and Glenties. Each club had two teams playing on the evening. All games were very competitive with each team benefitting greatly from the outing. Thanks to St Nauls for their hospitality on the evening and to the parents who provided transport. The boys followed that up with a friendly match against Aodh Ruadh on Saturday morning in Tirconaill park. The A game was a very entertaining affair played over 3 periods of 15 minutes. Our boys produced some of the best football they’ve played this year against a strong Ballyshannon team. Remarkably, the game finished tied at 18 points all. A great effort by all the boys. Our B team won their match very convincingly with manager Emmet Gallagher delighted with how they performed. Thanks again goes to Aodh Ruadh for travelling Greg McGroary for refereeing and to the ladies who provided the refreshments. It was a great end to a busy week for our boys who can only be commended for their great attitude and commitment.Training continues on Wednesdays at 6 pm.

New baby: Congratulations to coach Emmet Gallagher and his wife Leanne on the birth of their baby girl Aoife.

Under 12 boys: The Under 12 boys had a very busy and successful week, playing games on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday they travelled to Annagry and on Wednesday they faced Aodh Ruadh at home. In both matches the Four Masters boys played some fantastic football and showed real character, winning both games.

Minors; huge well done to County Minors in beating Roscommon last Saturday.

Quarter final: Good luck to Paul, Karl, and Luke on Saturday against Armagh in Croke Park. Let’s get behind the boys in Croke Park.

Under 14 girls: congratulations to the U14 girls who are now C County football Champions. Well done to Matt Shovlin and his management team.

Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament: This fantastic tournament has been progressing well with Four Masters through to the final. Ardara v Naomh Conaill will play on Tuesday 5th July in second semi final Tirconaill Park7.45pm. Hopefully Final will be played also this week.

Training pitch Development Draw: Tickets are being distributed currently and will be on sale from members. This fundraiser is to raise monies to help service loans for out new training pitch. We would ask for your support please. Tickets are €5 each or 5 for €20. The prizes are as follows, 1st Prize: ALL- Ireland Football Final 2014 Package 2 x Lower Cusack Stand Tickets plus 250 cash. 2nd Prize: Relaxing Break in The Hydro Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, includes 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner for 2 people(In association with white Hotel Group) 3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart TV ( Sponsored by Mc Groarty’s Expert Electrical Store) 4th Prize: €250 Supervalu Shopping Voucher (Sponsored by Supervalu) 5th Prize : €250 Home heating Oil (In Association with E&J Oil Services Ltd) 6th Prize : Gourmet Dinner for 2 in Cedars Restraunt at the 5* Soils Lough Eske Castle ( Sponsored by Soils Lough Eske). Draw will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 @9pm in Dom’s PierOne, Quay Street, and Donegal Town. Tickets and monies can be returned to club officers or to Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm – 9.30pm

Be part of Tir Conaill Park: Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on ourwebsite or contact any club officer about details, to sponsor either by PayPal or contact club member for application form. Please supportthis initiative, check out or virtual pitch. Get your name on Tirconaill Park Sod.

Follow Four Masters: Follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Club App and

Red Hugh’s

Senior men - The senior men play Robert Emmets at home on Sunday at 3pm in the junior A championship.

The reserves game v St Eunans is postponed.

The Under 21’s are playing Fanad at home on Tuesday in the quarter final of division 2 championship throw in 7pm

Minor Board

The under 13 boys played their opening game of the league against Downings last Wednesday evening and were well beaten against a very strong Downings team. Their next game is on this Wednesday away to Moville throw in 7.30pm

The under 16 girls played Convoy at home last Tuesday evening despite putting in a great effort unfortunately lost out on the night.

The minor boys played St Eunans B on Monday evening in Letterkenny in the final group match of the championship. They got off to a great start netting two early goals and set them up for the match. They withstood a late rally from the Letterkenny men to run out winners on the night on a score line of 3-8 to 0-7. A big thank you the St Eunans ladies for the tea and sandwiches after the game. Very much appreciated.

Lotto & 100+ Club Results - Numbers drawn were 6,1,3,7,2,8,5,4

There was no winning sequence Bronagh Kelly Edenoughill was the lucky dip winner of €30

Next weeks Jackpot is €4,250. 100+Club winner this week was number 63 Eamon Kelly Edenoughill receives €100



There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 1, 9, 20, 23. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Mickey and Siobhan McLaughlin. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,800. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income. Please support our club lotto.


Curry Night in Aid of the Donegal GAA Training Fund takes place on Friday 8th August from 6pm onwards. Come along for a great social night’s craic: we will have Traditional Music, Irish Dancing, and Curry for everyone in the audience. Our Minor & Senior teams are putting in the hard work on the field this is our chance to make a contribution to the squads & drive them on in their quest for All Ireland Glory. The curry night was a huge success last year and with your support we can make this year even better.


Best of luck to the Donegal senior team on Saturday against Armagh (seemingly there’s been a lonely looking Armagh flag flying in Shroove this week). A win against Armagh would guarantee both Donegal seniors and minors playing in a all Ireland semi final. We would appeal to all members of the community to show their support with their flags for the Donegal teams.


Hard luck to the under strength Moville Minor team who lost out to a strong Sean Mac Cumhaills in Ballybofey tonight by 8 points in the Minor Championship. Moville’s Donegal Minor players Ciaran and Tony were in fine form bossing the middle of the field throughout. The boys lost this game in the first half but produced an excellent second half performance with battling all over the field. Ciaran Diver had his scoring boots on tonight getting 10 of Movilles 18 points!


The Senior ladies had a good win in the 13 a side competition on Sunday in Termon. It was a high scoring exciting game with a score line of 5-15 to 5-07. Their next opposition is St. Eunan’s at home on Saturday night, please come along and support the senior ladies at home this weekend.


Donegal ladies came within a whisker of causing a massive upset in the All-Ireland Qualifiers on bank holiday Monday, Kerry needing extra time and some luck to put the Tir Chonaill girls out. There was a lot of local interest in this fixture with senior ladies players Ciara Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin and Sarah Jane McDonald in the squad which is managed by our very own Davy McLaughlin. With that sort of performance, Donegal’s Senior Ladies can push on from this and come back even stronger next season.


Well done to the Donegal minor team who beat Roscommon in the all Ireland quarter final. A late comeback from Roscommon had all the nerves wrecked come the final whistle. A semi final place was up for grabs and it will be a momentous occasion for Tony McClenaghan and Ciaran Diver to be playing in Croke Park.


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.


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Na Rossa

Congratulations to Declan, John and Christian on reaching the All Ireland final with the Donegal minors after another terrific win against Roscommon at the weekend. They will now play Dublin the weekend of the 29th August in Croke park.

Good luck to Jim and his senior team at the weekend as they take on Armagh in a bid to make it a double appearance in Croke park for both senior & minor squads .

The Na Rossa seniors travel to Urris next Sunday in the next match in the Junior A championship. Throw in is at 3pm.

The under 12s had 2 tough games during the week. They lost out to Naomh Brid & Naomh Columba in very competitive games with their final league game away to Pettigo this Thursday evening. Throw in is at 7pm. Bus will leave McCreadys at 5.30 sharp.

The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall.The jackpot of €9000 was not won. Numbers drawn were 4,18,22 & 27. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Maria Breslin, Boyoughter & Peter McDermott, Doochary.

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Connie Hanlon who sadly passed away at the weekend.

Na Dunaibh


Torthaí an lotto don 4ú Lúnasa. Uimhreacha: 2-7-20-25. Ní raibh buaiteoir don póta óir, bhí trí uimhir ag Lisa Uí Niall Na Dúnaibh, Barry Fenny Na Dunaibh, Michael Mharcais c/o Maghnus, Sean Ó Fríl(Una) Fanaid, Aindrias c/o 18 Páirc Na Trá, Bríd Ni Giolla Choill Raplagh, Lucas Mac Giolla Bhríde Na Dúnaibh agus Caitlín Ní Gallachóir An Gliob agus tá €20 an duine bainnte acu. Bhain Sean Ó Conchubhair Carraig Áirt an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Seosamh Mac Giolla Bhríde. Beidh an chéad tarraingt eile ar an Luan seo chugainn 11ú Lúnasa ins an Óstan Na Trá agus beidh €7,100 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair.

Foireann Sinsir:

Níl cluiche ag na foirne an seachtain seo chuginn.

Casann an foireann faoi-21 ar Gleann Fhinne ins an chéad babhta den craobh as bhaile ar an Mháirt seo chugainn ag 7i.n.

Minor Board:

Our U-13 team got their campaign off to the best possible start with a great home win over Red Hugh’s on Wednesday evening last.

Congratulations to Lorcan Connor who was in great form for the Donegal minor team who have reached the semi-final following their narrow victory over Roscommon in Sligo on Saturday last. Also to team physio Paul Coyle. They now face Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday 31st August.

Bingo mar is gnach san ionad oíche Sathairn ag a 9 a chlog agus beidh fáilte mhór roimh gach duine.

Is feidir níos mó eolais a fháil ar suiomh idirlion an club ag agus fosta tá leathanach facebook(clg Na Dunaibh).

Gaeil Fhanada

Gaeil Fhánada Lotto Results- No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 02, 03, 10, 11, 12. Bonus 09. €100 Seimi Hagan, Glenvar.  €50 Cathair Sweeney c/o The Ross. Next weeks Jackpot is €3,250, if you’re not in, you can’t win!!

Dún na nGall Mionúir v Ros Comáin Mionúir - Comhghairdeas mór chuig Foireann Mionúir Dhún na nGall agus Lorcan Connor atá tríd go cluiche leathcheannais na hÉireann.aith sibh buachaillí! 

Congratulations to our Donegal Minors and Lorcan Connor who beat Roscommon in Sligo today and are through to All Ireland semi final. Tír Conaill abú!

Trath na gCeist an Condae - Go raibh míle maith chuig gach duine a thug páirt i trath na gceist an Condae ins an ‘Fanad Lodge’ oiche Déardaoin! Comhghairdeas mór chuig foireann a 5 ( Seán Ó Dorraidhín, Labhras Mac Suibhne, Manus Mac Giolla Bháin agus Seán P Mac Giolla Choille). Ádh mór chugaibh!

Quiz in Fanad Lodge on Thursday night at 10p.m.

Teams of four. €5 per person. All welcome.

Gaeil Fhánada 5k Rás & Walk For All The Family

Calling all athletes, runners, walkers, players, members and PARENTS OF OUR UNDERAGE PLAYERS.

Come along, take part and enjoy while supporting our underage players.

Pairc Ui Shiadhail Gaa Grounds, Portsalon

on Friday August 8th @7.30pm

Registration in the clubhouse in Portsalon or Pre-Registration online via our facebook page Gaeil Fhánada or by texting 0863818634. 

5k Race Entry €7 Children Under 16 €3

In aid of Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg

Pre registration details :

Please detail your name, category ( senior, 50+, walker), club (athletic club or individual)

Race registration - At Pairc Ui Shiadhail Gaa Grounds Portsalon, Fanad. 

Route information:

The race begins at a pillar near the main road exit to Páirc Ui Shiadhail. The runners turn left at the exit and proceed in the direction of Portsalon Cross Roads. At the crossroads the route turns up what is known locally as ‘Carr’s Brae’ and continues on that road. The route takes a right turn into Corry at Andrew Gibbons house and continues through the town land of Corry downhill through the ‘back burn’. At the junction below Sweeney’s the runners take a right turn in the direction of Portsalon along the Corry Bog road, straight through the crossroads, turning right into the GAA grounds. The 5k finish line is located directly outside the clubhouse gates. For anyone interested in running the route the kilometre, start and finish marks are discreetly marked on the road in green paint.

Go raibh maith chuig gach duine a tháinig go dtí Campa na nÓg, tá súil agam gur bhain sibh sult as!

Cill Chartha

Donegal County Teams

Best of luck to Ryan, Paddy and the Donegal senior team in their All Ireland Quarter Final match against Armagh this Saturday in Croke Park and safe journey to all that are traveling.

Well done to Stephen, Andrew, Conor and the Donegal Minor team on their All Ireland Quarter Final victory against Roscommon on Saturday they now face Dublin in the semi-finals on the 31st August in Croke Park and finally hard luck to Orla Carr and the Donegal Ladies side which lost out in a tough battle in their Senior Qualifier match against Kerry which went to extra time.

SuperValu Kits for Clubs

We have teamed up with Rooneys Super Valu, Killybegs to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in SuperValu, you will receive 1 voucher. The till-operator will hand you this pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment. Drop this voucher in the club entry box located in store. When 1000 vouchers have been collected – SuperValu will send our Club the kit for free. We would like to encourage all our members to help us collect these vouchers.


Our Under 10’s have a blitz the Saturday in St. Nauls at 11am our Under 12’s are away to Naomh Brid this Thursday at 7pm. Our Under 16’s had a good win last Wednesday against Naomh Brid while out minors play host to Naomh Columba in the Championship on Wednesday in Towney at 7:30. A family fun day will take place in Towney on Wednesday 6th from 12 - 3pm.

Club App

We have now 99 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.

1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.


There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,500 this week’s numbers were 21, 22, 23 and 29 winners were: €50 Oran Doogan, Bavin, €30 James Byrne, Muckross and €20 Cialon Gallagher, Roscommon. Lotto Plus numbers 13, 15, 19 and 23 there was no winner.


Club Bingo winners €220 Connie McGinley, €100 Ethna Doogan, €80 Ethna Byrne and Mary Tubridy, €70 Michael Doherty, Ann Marie Campbell, Theresa Gallagher, Marie McShane, Fidelma Burke, Anne McGinley and Nancy Dorrian. The Jackpot next week is €2,550 on 45 numbers.

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Gleann tSuili

It was a quiet weekend in terms of football and the only activity at the club was the Og sport Seven a side on Bank holiday Monday. Under 15 teams from Termon,Buncranna,Muff, Mac Cumhaills and Glenswilly were in attendance and it was a fantastic days football with some quality players on show. Our boys didnt make it through but did fantastic to get that far.The Mothers and Others group had their first meeting at the training pitch last Wednesday and good numbers turned up on the evening, the group will continue to meet every Wednesday at the training pitch from 8to9pm. There is also a walking group meeting there at the same time. It is a great social group and an opportunity to meet others.Any queries contact Elaine Mc Fadden on 086 1611240.

Due to the Donegal match the Under 13 girls have no training this week. We would like to wish our Under10s all the best this coming Saturday when they travel to Dublin for a competition at Fingal GAA Club and they will also be attending the match in Croke Park thus an exciting day for them all. The annual Summer Camp will take place from August 20th to 22nd at the Clubhouse, places are very limited so to get your names in contact Karen on 0863827312.

The Under 16 boys are in the league semi final at home to Carndonagh on Monday August 11th at 7.30pm.

Well done to Cormac Callaghan and the Donegal Minor team on reaching the All Ireland Semis where they face Dublin, hopefully Neil and Michael will follow suit with a victory over Armagh next Saturday.The Club had a fantastic evening last Monday when we had the Two County Boys along with the Ulster Cups in a meet and greet at the Clubhouse. Great numbers turned up for photos and anyone looking for their photo can contact Geraldine Diver on 086 0741551. Unfortunately Cormac was unable to attend due to County training, but again thanks to Michael and Neil for their time and patcience on the evening.

Naomh Ultan

The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of the 03/08/2014 were 2, 4, 9 & 10, there was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Peader Kennedy, Packie McGuire & Aoife White & Tony McDonagh c/o McGuires.

This Saturday August 9th marks the 40th anniversary celebrations of CLG Naomh Ultan. A busy schedule is in store, with displays of underage football, presentations for the first Naomh Ultan Championship team, planting of the celebratory tree, blessing of the ground, displays from the reunited Killaghtee Pipe Band and the Ardaghey Pipe Band and traditional Irish music to name a few happenings. The Donegal game will also be shown. Timetables for the day will be on display in local shops throughout the week. We would also ask if people of the parish could display the club colours to mark the celebration. All are very welcome to attend this celebration of the club. Both sides had free weekends over the Bank holiday.

Our reserve side are in Championship action this Sunday, they face Naomh Padraig, Lifford in the Quarter FInal on the Junior B Championship. Time and venue yet to be decided.

Rooney’s SuperValu, Killybegs and Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Donegal Town have offered to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit through SuperValu Kits for Clubs. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in the above two stores you will receive 1 voucher. The till operator will hand you this pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment. Drop this voucher in the Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store. When 1,000 vouchers have been collected, SuperValu will send our Club the kit for free.