Donegal GAA Club Call

Donegal GAA Club Call
What has been happening in the GAA Clubs in Donegal in the past week. For full round up read on . . .

What has been happening in the GAA Clubs in Donegal in the past week. For full round up read on . . .

Sean MacCumhaill’s


Sean Mac Cumhaills made the journey to the Banks to take on Naomh Muire. Naomh Muire elected to play with the strong breeze in the first half and this paid dividends almost immediately. They raced into 0-07 to 0-01 lead, the point for Mac Cumhaills coming from corner back Packie Gallen. It took a while for Mac Cumhaills to settle into the game and it took a well worked Gerard Grindle goal and two frees from Stephen Mulligan to bring them back to within two points.

Ht Naomh Muire 0-08 Mac Cumhaills 1-03.

The loss of tailismatic center back Gary Dunnion, replaced at ht due to injury, seemed to galvanise Mac Cumhaills. Playing with the strong wind, Mac Cumhaills played a long ball into Darren O Leary who laid the ball of to Marty O Reilly, who clinically tucked the ball away. Further points from Stephen Mulligan and a well deserved goal for Darren O Leary saw Mac Cumhaills take charge of the game. Two final points from Steven O Reilly gave no chance of a comeback for Naomh Muire. This was a good strong performance from Mac Cumhaills. They battled for every ball and the management used the bench well. They gave game time to some of the younger players, Conor Griffin, Michael Duignam and Chris Mc Caffery, who all showed well.

FT Naomh Muire 0-12 Sean Mac Cumhaills3-12

Mac Cumhaills Team: E Gallen, M Gallagher, R Mc Menamin, P Gallen, G Grindle, G Dunnion, J Dunnion, P McNulty,

S O Reilly, B Mc Laughlin, M O Reilly, C Gallen, S Mulligan, D O Leary, R Dunleavy.

Scorers. S Mulligan 0-05, P Gallen 0-01, G Grindle 1-00, M O reilly 1-02, S O Reilly 0-03, D O Leary 1-01


The girls played in the all county blitz on Saturday morning in Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny. They beat Buncrana in their first match and played against Killybegs in their second. This proved to be a very tough match with Killybegs getting the better of the girls. Moville didnt field so our girls were through to the final, against Killybegs. The girls knew it was going to be a battle, and battle they did. They fought hard for every ball, and from keeper to full forward they performed brilliantly. The final score was Mac Cumhaills 4-01 Killybegs 2-02. Well done girls.


mac Cumhaills are delighted to announce that we will be holding the Annual Curry Night this Sat night in the club. Who will be crowned The Best Curry In The Twin Towns?? Will Little India retain their title? The club have decided to donate all proceeds from the night to Oisin Merritt. This is a great night out and a great cause. Tickets are only €5. contact any adult member for tickets.


There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 16, 23,28 and 29. There were no match 3 winners. Three names were pulled out. Helena O Reilly, Martin Mc Menamin and Ted Mc Guinness receive €30 each. each.

Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.

BINGO: The Bingo is on in the Villa Rose this week. Over €9,000 can be won. Everybody welcome.


Mon 18th. Minor away to Red Hughes in Championship. 7.30.

Tue 19th. Under 16 Girls. Away to St Eunans. 6.00pm.

Wed 20th. Under 13. Home to Buncrana. 7.30pm League.

Thurs 21st. Under 16 Hurling. League Final V Letterkenny Gaels. Time and Venue TBC.

Fri 22nd. Senior Football. Challenge. 7.00pm.

Sat 23rd. Senior Hurling. Championship. Home to St Eunans. 7.00pm


The Annual Sean Mac Cumhaills Golf Classic takes place this Friday in the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf club. Teams are €80. Loads of prizes. Please contact any committee member for info.

Tir Chonaill Gaels


Last Sunday our senior team reached the championship final for the third year in succession after a hard earned victory over St Kiernans.

Played in difficult conditions with a blustery wind throughout the game the Kiernans had the advantage in the opening half and went in at the break leading by 1-6 to 1-4.

A Benny O’Reilly goal in the later stages of the half kept us in touch in what was never going to be an easy game.

Cathal Magee who had a quiet half for his standards came to the fore in the 2nd half scoring the opening four points to edge us in front, still the Kiernans refused to throw in the towel until midway through the half a converted penalty from Magee opened up daylight between the sides. The introduction of five sides in the final 15 minutes showed our strength in depth with Cathal O’Neill scoring another goal to cap a fine effort.

Best on the day were Marty McCoy, Mark Gottsche, Johnny McNicholas, Joe Feeney and Cathal Magee. Final score TCG 3-13, St Kiernans 1-10.

Scorers, C Magee1P-5, B O’Reilly 1-1, J Feeney 0-3, J McNicholas 0-3, C O’Neill 1-0 & M McCoy 0-1:


The junior team live to fight another day after coming from 3 points down in the final 7 minutes to draw against Thomas McCurtains in last Sunday’s semi final.

Not at their best the young guns showed great determination to battle back when we looked to be heading for the exit door.

Again a strong wind with a few showers made playing conditions difficult and scoring opportunities few as both teams battled to get a stronghold on the game.

Best on the day were Jack Elliot, Patrick O’Connor and Ryan Elliot. Final score TCG 1-7 Thomas McCurtains 1-7: Scorers, Kevin Browne 1-4f, Ryan Elliot 0-2 & Tommy Moriarty 0-1:


On Saturday the juniors will play in the Championship semi final replay against Thomas McCurtains at Ruislip with a 3pm throw-in.(Extra time to be played if required)

All support much appreciated for this vital match.

Wedding Bells:

This Saturday long serving club stalwart JP O’Donnell ties the knot with fiancée Paula Reid in County Clare, a large number of club members are travelling back for the big day.

All players, members and staff at the club pass on our best wishes to the happy couple and wish them all the best for the future.

Return of the Legends:

At last Sunday’s championship match in Ruislip, club members had the pleasure to meet up with two of our former greats, ex player Timmy McBride (Dungloe) and former manager Tommy McFadden (Kilcar) called over to see if we were still keeping up the high standards that they set many years ago. Great to see you lads and don’t leave it as long the next time.

Vintage Day:

The ever popular London Irish Vintage Day returns to Berkeley Avenue on Sunday 31st August with the convoy leaving Cricklewood at 12 noon and arriving at Greenford 12.45pm.


Lotto results for 14/08/14 Jackpot £2,600.

Numbers drawn 1-5-13-23 No jackpot winners, £25 Lucky dip winners, Declan O’Grady, Danny Gallagher, Aaron Bradley and Kevin McMenimin.

This week’s draw takes place on Thursday 21st August at the clubhouse with a jackpot of £2,650.

Naomh Colmcille

The seniors and reserves had no fixtures this weekend.

The U16s lost out to Malin by the narrowest of margins in the Division 2 league semi-final at Pairc Colmcille on Monday evening. Naomh Colmcille lead for most of the match, but two late goals and a point in the last few minutes of the match sealed a one point win for the visitors. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 3-4 2-8 Malin.

The U21s hosted Naomh Brid in the U21B Championship on Tuesday evening and emerged victorious on a final score of Naomh Colmcille 1-8 2-4 Naomh Brid.

The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day scheduled for Sunday was cancelled due to the weather. See Facebook and website for updates of re-scheduled date.

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.

Congratulations to Don Hegarty and Rachel Nic Aoidh on the occasion of their Wedding on Saturday. Best of luck in the future from Naomh Colmcille CLG

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. Players to be down for 6:45 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.

U18. See Facebook for further updates.

U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.

U10. Training continues Friday 22nd August at 6:30 pm.

U8. Training continues Friday 22nd August at 6:30 pm.

Girls U12-16 Gaelic. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.

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

Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.

This week’s numbers are 5, 8, 9, 19, 24 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Matthew O’Brien, Sharkey Signs and Geraldine McFadden who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €6,000. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time 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.


CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm.

MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday August 14th: No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 6, 7, 14 & 19. €15 winners: James Cavanagh, Gleneeley, Rose Bradley, Cross,Myra Harkin, Lower Glebe, John Moore, Cloontagh and Patricia Mc Elhinney, Gleneeley. Jackpot next week €580. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and all who support this weekly draw.

SENIORS & RESERVES: The seniors made the long journey to Glen to play Naomh Columba on Saturday night in the league, final score N Columba 2-10 Urris 1-07. The reserves had no game.

JUMIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP: Seniors are down to play Letterkenny Gaels in the Junior Quarter finals this weekend, date and venue to be confirmed.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Well done to our Ladies who beat Malin by 4-04 to 2-05 last Monday night in their championship match.

U21: Well done to our U21s who beat Carndonagh last Tuesday night, final score Urris 0-16 Carndonagh 1-00. Well done Eamon and lads.

U13: Urris v Termon in Straid on Wednesday night, check facebook page for times.

QUIZ NIGHT: Big thanks to all who supported our quiz last Wednesday night. It was a great success. Thanks to all who sponsored prizes and thanks to Meadhbh and Kayla for helping collect money and sell tickets.

CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Come along and try your luck.

St. Mary’s, Convoy

Bingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto result for Tues 12-8-14

AH, AM, WD TY Paul Lynch, Edel Peoples ,Ashley Mc Hugh, Gretta Gillen Convoy and Bertha Mc Closkey Bingo nx weeks jp €3900

Training for Senior Ladies on Wed at 7 and Fri at 7.30 Check FB for match updates

Hard luck to our Senior ladies who were beaten in Championship Semi by Four Masters

Gaelic for Mothers and Others wed at 8.15 new players always welcome .

Congrats to Ciara Gallagher and the U12 Girls on winning their Section at the U 12 County Blitz .

Training for u 16 girls Mon from 6.30 well done on your win away to Burt on thrus Check FB for match details

Minor Boys Championship match away to Glenswilly on Mon Throw in 7.15

U 21 drew v Termon on Tues last keep an eye on Fb page for replay details

Thanks to all who took part in the Clubs 5k and to everyone who helped in anyway .

Ticket orders for All Ireland Semi-Final must be in with Julia Blake 0862611290 on Tues 19th Aug

Senior Ladies

Four Masters 1-12 St Marys 2-05

Four Masters travelled to Convoy for the second leg fixture v St Marys .The Visitors settled into the game with 2 points before E.Shovlin points for the home side .The Visitors dominate and with 7 unanswered points see them surge ahead 0-9 to 0-1 .

St Marys C.De Ward and E.Shovlin reply and a Four Master’s point see the sides go in at half time Four Masters 0-10 St Marys 0-3.

Four Masters came out the stronger in the second half with twos point followed by a goal to pull the lead to 1-12 to 0-3

But The St Marys girls dug deep and with two goals one from D Kerrigan and F.Denney to bring the score to 2-04 to 1-12

D.Kerrigan points for the homeside with Four Masters taking the win.

Four Masters 1-12 to St Marys 2-05

Senior Men

Moville 2-08 to 0-09

Moville were the visitors at St Marys pitch and opening the scoring 0-1 to 0-0 before Dean Bomnner replies for the home side 0-1 to 0-1 .

J.A.Kee points from a free and Moville reply 0-2 to 0-2 Moville find the back of the net and go ahead 1-02 to 0-2 .

St Marys quickly reply with points from K.Gillen and D.Bonner and Moville score another point to bring the score to 1-03 to 0-4 .

Both teams trade scores and J.A Kee point from a free just as half time looms

Half time Movillle 1-05 St Marys 0-06

Moville soon stretch their lead early in the second half with a point and a goal 2-06 to 0-06 and the Vistors point again to go 2-07 to 0-6 ahead.

St Marys are not getting into the game Moville point again 2-08 to 0-6 .before St Marys score the next 3 points from P.O.Leary ,G.Sweeney and J.A .Kee but its to little to late as Moville go on to win the Game 2-08 to 0-09 .

Scorers J.A.Kee 0-4 D.Bonner 0-2 G.Sweeney 0-1 P.O.Leary 0-1 K.Gillen

Hard luck to The Reserve Men who were beaten in The Championship Q-final by Ardara 1-10 to 0-5 pts .

Senior Men play in Junior A Q-Final V Red Hughs next weekend

Na Rossa

The seniors travelled to Letterkenny at the weekend to play league leaders Letterkenny Gaels and even though it was a spirited performance the lads eventually lost out by 3 points.

The clubs lotto draw took place last Monday in the hall. Numbers drawn were 13,22,24 & 27.

Their was no jackpot winner. Two lucky dips receive €50 Hugh Gallagher, Niarn Roas Glenties & Kevin Mac, Toome.

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of John Gibbons who sadly passed away last week.

Aodh Ruadh


After securing the under 21 B title last year Aodh Ruadh made an impressive return to the a grade with a convincing 1-14 to 1-6 win over Letterkenny Gaels in Father Tierney Park last Tuesday evening. The homesters faced into a tight wind in the first half and made the most of their opportunities to go in leading by 1-6 to 1-2 at the break. Niall Murray was the man with the goal, a reaction volley from the edge of the area. Aodh Ruadh capitalised on the wind at the start of the second half, playing some smart football to run up seven unanswered points and definitely take the game from the Letterkenny lads’ grasp. It was a win built on a fine defensive display with Colm Kelly impressing at full back and Eamonn McGrath and Pauric Patton not far behind. Up front David McGurrin and Ronan McGurrin were the cutting edge, accounting for eight points between them, with Jamie McDonald and Ryan Granaghan also causing considerable problems for the visitors. We have some pictures from the game up on

A gutsy away win by the Aodh Ruadh minors sees them take Naomh Conaill to a third game in their first round championship contest. Ballyshannon turned over a six point second half deficit to run out 1-15 to 2-9 winners. The Ernesiders goal arrived from the piston-driven boot of Nathan Boyle in a first half where the visitors were well on top until the dying moments. Naomh Conaill hit the net just before the half-time whistle and the managed to goal again directly from the kick-out to leave the half time score 2-6 to 1-6 in their favour. It got worse before it got better for Ballyshannon, Glenties reeling off three points early in the second half to put six between the sides. However Aodh Ruadh took control in the last 20 minutes and hit nine unanswered points to take it to the third game. Shane McGrath initiated the comeback, pointing after a one two with Philip Patton from a free. Patton finished as Aodh Ruadh’s top scorer with six points, one of them an exceptional effort just in from the sideline 30 metres out. Oisín Roper and Colm Kelly were among the scorers as the Ernesiders rallied with Conal Sweeny also hitting a point coming off the bench. Cookie O’Halloran put himself in with a good shout for the man of the match accolades. He was industry personified, constantly breaking up Glenties attacks and sending Aodh Ruadh off on the offensive. Eddie Lynch also starred in the defence in a game where every Ballyshannon man showed real bottle to secure the win. As things stand now, it is unlikely that the play-off game will happen before Donegal minors exit the All-Ireland championship, so an extended lay off is in prospect, but the play-off is sizing up to be an epic encounter and we whould

The under 16s are down to travel to Dungloe in the championship first round second leg this Friday, 22nd August with the throw in at 7.30pm. Ballyshannon already have a 5-11 to 2-15 win from the first leg under their belt. Also on the radar is the divisional league final against Ardara next Monday, venue and time to be confirmed.

The under 13s have endured a tough start to their season, losing 6-15 to 3-7 against Ardara before going down to Killybegs on a scoreline of 1-6 to 6-16. They will be hoping to turn things around when they host Saint Naul’s this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. Throw in for that game is 6.30pm.

It was a disappointing night for the Aodh Ruadh under 12s. In poor conditions for football they were unable match a strong Naomh Conaill side in the Southern League final at Davy Brennan Memorial Park. The homesters eventually ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 3-20 to 0-2. The juniors continued their rich vein of form however, winning their game well.

The under 10s blitz in Ardara was postponed so training will be at the usual time of 6.30pm this Wednesday. We will have a blitz in Donegal town this Saturday with Four Masters, Naomh Bríd and Bundoran providing the opposition. We will be looking for parents/guardians to assist with transport. All players and parents/guardians able to help with transport are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park. We will be departing Ballyshannon at 10.00am sharp.

The under 8s were in Dunkineely on Saturday at a blitz. The juniors had two good wins against Dungloe and Naomh Ultan. While the seniors mightn’t have got the scores their play deserved they put in a really strong committed performance and did themselves huge credit. We had great 22 players down in Dunkineely, but with Dungloe and Naomh Ultan thinner on numbers we weren’t able to give all the lads as much football as we would have liked. We will have a few more blitzes before the end of the season and we aim to ensure everyone gets plenty of football before we wrap up. Thanks are due to the Naomh Ultan club for their hospitality on the day too. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Killian Bradshaw, Eoin Cassidy, Tommy Clyne, Ronan Delahunty, Eoin Doogan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Cormac Finnegan, Tom Holland, Donagh Kelly, Micheál Keown, Hugh Óg Maguire, Jack McCadden, Cian McDonald, Garvey Meade, James Monaghan, Tom Murphy, Ted O’Donnell, Conor O’Mahoney, Daire O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin and James Ward.

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


The under 12s suffered another defeat at home to Gaoth Dobhair on Thursday. Still without a number of players for a variety of reasons it was an improved performance against a strong team who pulled away in the second half after a very even first half. They are away to Four Masters this week.

The under 16s play Saint Eunan’s in the league semi-final in O’Donnell Park tomorrow night, Tuesday. The Letterkenny men are a very good outfit and a tough battle lies ahead for our lads, but as always they will give it everything they have, throw in at 7.15pm.

On Sunday our under 10s took part in the all-county blitz in Convoy. unfortunately only two other teams took part in the blitz and Aodh Ruadh recorded victories over Burt and Setanta. Thanks to all the parents who drove the lads to Convoy your support is much appreciated.

Unfortunately there was no under 8 blitz as Aodh Ruadh and Burt were the only teams who were going to take part. Hopefully the next blitz on 14th September will be better attended.


The winner of last week’s €400 jackpot was Majella Gethins of Tullyhorky. Bingo this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10 for full book, €5 for a half book.


There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €1,900. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 9, 15, 16 and 18. In the lucky dip €40 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; €20 went to Ann Ward, Erne Dale Heights; Bridie Killalea, Carricknahorna; and Mary McElwaine, Cashelard. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,000 takes place at 8.30pm in Owen Roe’s bar on Sunday.

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.

The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.

St. Michael’s

All County League

The senior and reserves were at home to Four Masters on Sunday last.

The seniors had a very good victory over Four Masters despite playing with fourteen men for a large part of the game running out winners on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 2-6 Four Masters 1-8. The St. Michael’s scorers were: Martin McElhinney 1-0, Martin Breslin 1-0, Michael Langan 0-2, and Liam Paul Ferry, Oisin Langan, Brian McLaughlin and Michael Cannon 0-1 each.

The reserves lost on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-8 Four Masters 3-6. The St. Michael’s team was: Danny Langan, Denis Trearty, Shaun Doak, Hugh McGee, Shane McFadden, Paul Creamer (Captain), John Sheridan, Oran McGee 0-1, Stephen Coyle 0-4, Daniel Doak, Ciaran Kelly, Dara McCarry 0-1, Eddie Patterson, Raymond McLaughlin 1-1, Josie Gallagher. Subs: Niall Doherty for Ciaran Kelly, Dean Fleming for Eddie Patterson, Neil Toye for Danny Langan, Josie Gallagher for Danny Langan. This was an excellent team performance by St. Michael’s.

Under 21’s

Our under 21 team was defeated by a strong Four Masters Team at the Bridge recently in the Under 21A Championship losing on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-4 Four Masters 2-11. The St. Michael’s scorers were: Aidan Hunter 1-0, Michael Langan 0-2 and Ciaran Kelly 0-1 and Oisin Langan 0-1.


The €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Frances Griffin Creeslough. This weeks Jackpot will be €1580.


There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 4,7,9,10,12,17; the Match 5 winner was Kathleen Coyle Ballyboes who won €100. This weeks jackpot will be €6450.

Lotto Rota

The St. Michael’s Lotto Rota for the next two weeks is as follows: 23rd August Dunfanaghy Cairns Witherow and Andrea Boyce, Creeslough Neil Toye and Shane Trearty; 30th September Dunfanaghy Liam Paul Ferry and Daniel McLaughlin, Creeslough Stephen Doak and Martin Breslin. 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


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

Under 12 Girls

The under12 girls attended the county development blitz on Saturday. Unfortunately we only had 8 players available & we were a player short in each game. However the girls stood up and played out of their skins and won their first two games to go through to the final against Downings. Unfortunately being a player short all day took its toll on our girls and the fatigue was evident during the final. Everyone of the girls stood up and were counted and gave their all. Because of being a player short we also had Ciara Mc Garvey injured going into the tournament & she had to play in goal, she was badly missed outfield. However we had great performances from Marcella Dolan, Aoife Kelly & Clara Rodden up the centre, & they were very well supported by Courtney Brennan & Lauren Russell, in defence & Leah Kelly & Shannon Rutland up front.

Well done to all the girls.


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 13’s

The under 13’s beat Burt in Burt on Wednesday week by a comfortable margin. They were due to play Glenswilly at home on last Wednesday.

Under 16’s

Good luck the boys who will play St Eunans in the Northern Divisional Final on next Monday night the 25th August at a venue to be decided.


St. Michael’s played Malin away to Burt last Monday evening in the quarter Final of the Northern Championship. St Michaels secured a comfortable win by over coming the opposition on a score of 2:5 - 3points. The Bridge men played very well throughout with an exceptional performance from Mark Stewart. We now await the draw for the semi final!!

Na Cealla Beaga

Keep up to date with your GAA Club. Download the Team App and join CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Thanks to those who have joined to date!

There was no jackpot winner of this weeks killotto. The numbers were 12, 14, 16, 17. Next weeks jackpot is €2250 and match 3 is €120.

The bingo jackpot was not won this week. Next weeks jackpot is €2550.

​Donegal GAA are holding their Annual Golf Classic in Lisheen Springs Golf Club, Dublin on Saturday 30/08/2014. All proceeds from the Golf Classic go towards the Donegal Training Fund in support of our Minor & Senior Football Teams who take part in the All Ireland Semi Finals on Sunday 31st August. Teams of 4 pro€450.Light refreshments served prior to playing. Dinner & Prizegiving in the Harcourt Hotel afterwards. For Bookings contact Pauric McMenamin on 086-2430900 or Cieran Kelly on 087-2450505.

As you know there is a fantastic fundraiser taking place in Fintra this Saturday 23rd August - Splash Dash - in aid of the Donegal Hospice in memory of Anna Ward.

This fundraiser is in association with CLG Na Cealla Beaga, therefore we are asking our members to support this event.

Deirdre Ward and Kevin Martin are looking for volunteers for:

​Helpers at various obstacles

Putting up flags and bunting around the club house prior to the event

Donations of home baking/sandwiches/snacks etc.

They are eager to assign names to the above to ensure they have enough volunteers on the day. If you are available to do any of the above please contact me as soon as possible. Alternatively contact Deirdre or Kevin directly.

Deirdre 0877784729

Kevin 0879504985

​The seniors won their home game against fanad on Sunday. No game fixed for this weekend.

The u13 boys had a great win over Aodh Rua on Saturday! Well done to all involved!

Wednesday- u-13 are away to naomh mhuire at 6.30pm

Minor championship result Ardara 3-09 Killybegs 2-07

Our U12 girls had a great day at the development blitz in Letterkenny. They were beat in the final by Mac Cumhaills. All the girls played very well. Thanks to Kevin and Searlait the management team!

Red Hugh’s

Senior Men

The senior lads played Naomh Ultan in the final game if the group stage of the championship on Sunday afternoon in Dunkineely. With the winner of the clash getting an automatic semi final spot the Stakes were high. The Red Hughs lads were without a number of starting players due to work commitments and injuries so it was going to be a tough battle.

The game was played in blustery conditions making scoring tough for both teams. It was the home side who settled quicker getting two early scores before Damien brown Pointed a long range free to open the Red Hughs lads account. The Dunkineely lads were coping better with the conditions and tagged on another two points before the Reds got one back before the break. Half Time Red Hughs 0-2 Naomh Ultan 0-4

The home side started brightly in the second half scoring within the first minute. Red Hughs got another through Calvin Bradley to keep them within touching distance. This was to be the Cross lads last score of the game as the Dunkineely men powered home kicking six unanswered points to run out deserved winners on the day. The final score was Red Hughs 0-3 Naomh Ultan 0-12.

The lads now play Convoy in the quarter final next Saturday in O Donnell Park Letterkenny Throw in 7pm. Come out and support the lads. Hopefully we will have a few players back and available for next weeks game. Training this week on Tuesday and Thursday within extra session on Friday.


The reserves bowed out of the championship on Saturday evening against St Eunans in Milford. It was a very tight game from the start with never more than two points between the teams. The young lads from Red Hughs showed great heart and determination but unfortunately it was not to be their night. No doubt there will be more to come from this great young side. Best wishes to Jason Sweeney who picked up a nasty injury during the game breaking his hand in 6 places. Get well soon Jason. The final score was Red Hughs 2-5 St Eunans 0-12

Under 21’s

The Under 21s made it 2 from 2 after a good victory over a determined Fanad Gaels side. Red Hughs started the game brightly with a Colm Melaugh point before Fanad responded with a free. Pauric McMenamin fisted a nice point for the home side before Fanad again responded. Melaugh pointed from a free and Ronan Gallen timed his run to perfection before slotting over. Another Fanad score kept the minimum between the teams before Melaugh and a fortunate Gary Kelly goal extended the home sides advantage to 1-05 to 0-03. Thomas McMenamin with a trade mark point finished the scoring for the Reds before the break. Red Hughs were alot more composed in front of the posts in this game than in previous games. The defense always provides the platform for the attack and held held firm to limit Fanad to 3 points from frees. The second half opened well again for Red Hughs with Thomas McMenamin winning the throw up and got fouled. Calvin Bradley took advantage from the resulting play notching his first point of the game. Stephen McMenamin made a great run and fed brother Thomas for his second trade mark score of the game. Fanad responded with 2 points before Bradley showing his class knocked over a lovely point from the left side. Fanad were reduced to 14 men mid way thru the second period for a second bookable offence. A dangerous elbow but thankfully we lived to tell the tale. Carlin stepped up with a lovely point from the right to extend the Hughs lead 1-10 to 0-05. Fanad got a late consolation before sharp shooter Thomas McMenamin grabbed his 3rd from iLár na Párce. Bradleys strong running led to his 3rd and the final score of the game to see Red Hughs run out comfortable winners in the end. Final score from Monellan Park 1-12 to 0-06. A very solid team performance from the team with a strong panel of players with 3 players also missing due to pre booked holidays and exams. Team: Luke Kelly, Calvin Bradley, Colm Melaugh, Gary Kelly, Pauric McMenamin, Thomas McMenamin, Ronan Gallen, Shane Gallagher, Jason Dullaghan, Shane McGlinchey, Dylan Irwin, Fintain Muldoon, Stephen McMenamin, Shane Gallen, Conor Gallen, Justin McBride, Micheal McColgan, Shane McGuire, Ryan Bradley, Alan McConnell, Jonathan Carlin, Gavin Wright, Jason Sweeney and Micheal Devine. Thanks to the linesmen and umpires and all others for there assistance. This team need to keep there heads down and knuckle down in preparation for there Quarter final tie.

Senior Ladies

The ladies play Convoy in the second leg of the championship on either Thursday or Friday evening. Yet to be confirmed.

Minor Board

Under 12 Girls

Well done to the U 12 girls that competed in the Donegal development blitz in Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny on Saturday morning. The girls put in another great performance and made it into a final. Unfortunately today wasn’t their day and were defeated by 1 point to Convoy. You should all be very proud of yourselves girls. Both myself and Maura Mc Crudden are very proud of you all and your progression through the year. Onwards and upwards girls.

Team: Zara Gibson, Aimee Callaghan, Maddison White, Latisha Rowan, Daniella Jansen, Eadoin Whyte, Lauren Mc Menamin, Ellen Gallen O’Dwyer, Orla Mc Elchar and Caitlin Geary.

Under 13’s

Red Hughs Under 13’s put in an excellent performance away to Moville on Wednesday night winning comfortably. Final Score 4-19 to 2-5. Team and Scorers Mark McElhinney, Gareth McGill, Ruairi McLaughlin, Aaron McGlinchey, Kieran Neeson(1-1), Kian Gallagher, Oisin McElhinney (0-6), Cody Lafferty (1-2), Jack Bradley (0-5) , Ryan Coyle (1-0), Dillon Carlin(1-1), Adam Sweeney(0-3), Paul Doherty(0-1) and James Doherty. Training on Friday @ 6:30pm.

Next game is on this Wednesday at home to Glenfin throw in 7.30pm

Under 16 Girls

The girls play Malin at home this Tuesday evening Throw in 6pm good luck girls.

Minor Boys

Minor Division 2 Championship Quarter Final Red Hugh v Mac Cumhaills

In this eagerly anticipated battle of these fierce rivals it was the Cross lads who opened the scoring with a pointed free from James Carlin. It was a tense opening ten minutes with both side spurring chances to take control. The visitors broke from midfield and found a man in space inside who slotted the ball to the net to get their opening score that was quickly followed by a pointed free to put them 3 points up after 12 minutes. The Reds then upped the tempo and scored 4 unanswered points another from James Carlin, one from Ryan Bradley and two from Justin Mc Bride. The Mac Cumhaills lads scored another before the break to leave the sides all level at the break. 0-5 to 1-2

The Red Hughs lads were really up for the challenge in the second half and took the game to Mac Cumhaills. A long ball into the box was fisted over by Connor Gallagher and Carlin added two more to put the home side 3 up. The ever lively Justin Mc Bride then got his customary goal with ten minutes to go. Then young of Odharan Doherty scored the final and probably the best point of the game rolling around two defenders and slotting over from 35 yards. To their credit the visitors never gave up and kept plugging away till the end but there was just no way through the reds defence as they stood tall and put their bodies on the line to keep the Mac Cumhaills lads scoreless in the second half. It was a fantastic team performance from the young lads who now go forward to the championship semi final. Opponents and date tbc. Final score Red Hughs 1-9 Mac Cumhaills 1-2

Team & Scorers

Matthew Mc Connell, Jason Dullaghan, Shane Mc Glinchey, Micheal Mc Colgan, Gavin Wright, Dylan Irwin, Micheal Devine, Ryan Bradley (0-1), Stephen Mc Menamin, James Carlin (0-4) Connor Gallagher (0-1) Cathal Doherty, Odharan Doherty (0-1) Justin mc Bride (1-2) Corey Gallagher subs: Johnny Carlin for Connor Gallagher, David Gallen for Cathal Doherty, Shane Mc Guire, Tomas Doherty, Ryan Gallen, Cormac Mc Menamin,

Lotto & 100+ Club Results

Numbers Drawn 4,8,5,6,2,3,1,7

2 winners matched 3 Numbers and receive €25 each

Well done to Tommy Dullaghan The Curragh & Sandra Mc Gahern Stranorlar

Next weeks jackpot is €4,300 if your not in you won’t win

100+ Club Draw

This weeks winner was number 25 Carl Gallen Lismullaghduff receives €100

Golf Classic

Our Annual Golf Classic takes place on September 13th in B&S Golf Club. We would like to thank Killygordon Animal Health as main sponsor of the event. We are looking for €100 sponsors who will be displayed on board on entrance to course and also tee sponsors at €20 each or €50 for 3.Teams of 4 are €80 with each player getting a €5 meal voucher for golf club. Contact Andy 0876843311 or any of the club executive.


Lotto numbers for 12/08/14; Jackpot €3750:

1 8 5 6 7 3 2 4

No winners.

Next week’s Jackpot: €3800.

A big congratulations to our Ladies who are through to the County Final after beating Milford over two legs!

Commiserations to our U-16s who, despite battling hard and running them close, were unable to overcome a very physical Burt side in the Division 3 league final. It finished Glenfin 2-12 Burt 5-08.

Our Reserves and Seniors face Bundoran this Saturday at home. Throw ins at quarter to 6 and 7pm. We hope everyone will be out in support!

Congratulations to our U-21s who are through to the County Quarter-Final after hammering Downings last Tuesday 6-18 to 1-06.

Naomh Columba

It has been a very successful week on the field for the club with victories for a wide range of teams. Last Monday all the hard work that our U12 side had put in paid off with a great victory over our old rivals Kilcar, in Towney, in the divisional final. In what was a fine team performance, all the boys and girls played their part.

Congratulations to David, Colin who was deputising for Kenneth and all the panel, at the moment we are awaiting word on the date of the county final. Also on Monday evening the U16s recorded a home win against a strong Killybegs team.

On Saturday morning the club hosted yet another well run Darren McGinley Memorial Tounament. Naomh Connail took home the shield after beating Glenswilly. In the cup our ladies rose to the challenge, winning all their group games and then capped it off by beating Kilcar in the final. well done to Colin (yet again!), Damien and all the girls. The club would like to thank all the teams who travelled, the referees, the girls who kept us topped up tea during the day and anyone else who helped out in any way during the day.

The seniors kept the pressure on Aodh Ruadh at the top of the league, with a home win against Urris, at a blustery Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening. At the moment we are due to play Naomh Colmcille away next weekend.

Also in action last week were the U8s who played in Ardara, the U10s who played in the Michael Doherty tournament in Kilcar, beating Kilcar and Killybegs before losing to eventual winners Ardara by a point. Our young U13 team lost away to Naomh Brid, they play Four Masters at home this Wednesday at 7:30.

Pauric O’Neill was corner forward on the Donegal team who lost out to Armagh in the Buncrana Cup semi final, despite scoring 1-1 in the process.

The Glencolmcille Parish Council are organising an electrical recycling day, this Saturday from 10am- 4pm at the Folk Village car park.


The Ladies won the battle on Sunday night but unfortunately lost the war, as their 2 point victory over Glenfin tonight wasn’t enough to overturn the deficit from the 1st leg. The Ladies were fierce unlucky and on another night could have won by the required 22 point margin.

In both halves they had goal efforts go narrowly wide and the Glenfin goalkeeper had a stormer between the sticks. Nevertheless it was a good experience for the Ladies in their maiden venture in the Senior Championship and hopefully they can take that experience on to bigger and better things next year. Team: Denise Gallagher, Katie McAteer, Aoife Gallagher, Karen Peoples, Claire Murray, Orla Harrison, Bridgeen Devenney, Roisin Boyce, Michelle Doherty, Mairead Coll, Caoimhe Barrett, Orla McAteer, Donna Martin, Lianne Boyce, Niamh Carr. Subs: Amber Barrett for Peoples (20m)

Our Senior Ladies are back in league action this weekend as they take on Moville in a Division 1 clash at 11am on Sunday morning. After last Sundays disappointment in the Senior Championship they well be looking to bounce back with another victory and all support would be greatly appreciated.

Our U21s kick off their Championship with an away game against St Nauls on Tuesday 26th August at 7.30pm in Mountcharles. Should they emerge victorious from this game they will go on to play the winners of Killybegs v Bundoran. All support greatly appreciated.

The Minor season came to a close on Monday night as the lads bowed out of the Championship away to Carndonagh. The lads will probably feel they underachieved this year but it was great to see many of them play key roles so far this season for the Senior and Reserve teams, and no doubt the vast majority of them will have important roles in the U21 team playing St Nauls next week also. The management team of Pauric Curley and Barry McNulty would like to thank the boys who put in the hard work and dedication throughout the year. Team: Gavin McFadden, Kyle Macaulay, Kieran Sheridan, Emmet Conaghan, Brandon Toye, Gavin Grier, Cormac Toland, Luke Trearty, Caolan Bolton, Finian Ferry, Kane Barrett, Paddy McAteer, Odhrán Coll, Owen Deely, Dermot Friel, Darragh Black, Adam Serrinha, Dylan Hegarty, Paul Johnston, Ryan Mcmahon, Ryan Spike Flood, Jason Scullion, Dominic Hull, Shay Durning, James McCallum

The U13s have a home match against Moville this Wednesday. Throw in time is 7pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.


Our seniors defeated St Eunans by 1-11 to 0-13 last Sunday to stay top of Division One they are now four points clear of Naomh Conaill with just four matches to play while our Reserves also had a good win 3-11 to 1-09 was the final score in that match they are third in the table eight points behind leaders Four Masters but have two matches in hand.

Our Under 21s set up a meeting with Naomh Conaill after their 5-21 to 1-03 win over Glenswilly last Wednesday evening in Towney.

Congratulations to Ardara on winning the Michael Doherty Memorial cup on Friday evening last and also to Killybegs on winning the B competition. A great evening was had by all. Thanks to all who helped out.

The Under 10’s are away in Naomh Ultan this Saturday at 11am for their last blitz of the year. Our Under 13’s played Naomh Ultan last Wednesday evening and ran out convincing winners. They now play Dungloe on Wednesday evening in Towney at 6:30pm. Good luck to our Under 15’s in the og sport this Saturday in Letterkenny.

Ours minors were defeated by Naomh Columba on Monday evening in the second leg of the championship. Final score Naomh Columba 2-09 Cill Chartha 0-03 so it goes to a third match to see who progresses in the championship.

We have now 113 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.

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,700 this week’s numbers were 1, 7, 16 and 28 winners were: €50 Eamon Carr, West End Bar €30 Emma Ni Suibhne, Cnoc Chartha and €20 Martin Galagher, Drimreagh. Lotto Plus numbers 8, 17, 19 and 22 there was no winner.


Under 10 boys: Our under 10 boys were invited to Ballintra to play in a very well organised blitz on Saturday last. In very wet and windy conditions the boys played six games in total three each for the a and b teams.

They competed against teams from the hosts Naomh Brid as well as Killybegs and Glenties. The A team played the best football of the season winning their three games comfortably. The B s won two of the three only going down by a point to Glenties. These boys have improved immeasurably over the course of the season and the future bodes well for the club in boys underage football.

They are out again this Saturday at 11am.This time we are hosting teams from Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran and Naomh Brid .Thanks must go to Naomh Brid for their hospitality on Saturday and to the parents who provided transport and braved the harsh conditions to support our boys.

Patsy Brogan Memorial Tournament: The Final between Four Masters v Naomh Conaill is fixed for Thursday 28th August @ 7pm throw in. Tirconaill Park Please support

Annual draw: Tickets are being distributed currently and are also onsale from members. This fundraiser is to raise monies to help service loans for our new training pitch. We would ask for your support. 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 Pier One, Quay Street, and Donegal Town. Tickets and monies can be returned to club officers or to Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm – 9.30pm

Under 12 boys: good luck to the U12 boys who are travelling to Strabane to compete in the Peter Duffy Tournament on Saturday 23rd.


The Under 16s are in the league final next MondayAugust 25th with venue and time to be confirmed,as a result the Monthly meeting will take place next Tuesday night August 26th at 9pm. The Minors had a great victory over Convoy in the Championship by a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-6. They now face Termon in the 1/4 final with date yet to be confirmed.

Seniors and Reserves were away last Sunday to Termon in the league with the Reserves getting a draw at 6points each while the Seniors had a fine victory by a scoreline of 1-11 to 6 points.Neither team has a fixture this coming weekend.

The Thirds had a narrow victory over Pettigo by 3-1 to 1-6 last Saturday night and next up is Naomh Ultan in the Junior B semi final as yet no time or venue confirmed.The under 13s are away to St. Michaels in the league this Wednesday 20th, The bus will leave the clubhouse at 6pm. sharp.This weeks winning Lotto numbers were 3,18,19,23. Winner this week is Ciaran Mc Kenna,the jackpot now stands at €4980.

Today is the last chance to order your tickets for the All Ireland Semi Final so please e mail Sharon at The under 13 girls continue to train every Saturday from 3.30 to 5pm. Any girls wishing to join the team are welcome to come along. The Mothers and Others group is now up and running and by all accounts a great crack is being had by all, any new ladies wishing to join can do so at the training pitch on Wednesdays at 8pm. Any queries on the group contact Elaine Mc Fadden on 086 1611240.


The seniors travelled to Letterkenny at the weekend to play league leaders Letterkenny Gaels and even though it was a spirited performance the lads eventually lost out by 3 points.

The clubs lotto draw took place last Monday in the hall. Numbers drawn were 13,22,24 & 27. Their was no jackpot winner. Two lucky dips receive €50 Hugh Gallagher, Niarn Roas Glenties & Kevin Mac, Toome.

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of John Gibbons who sadly passed away last week.


No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 01, 02, 13, 14, 16. Bonus 06. €100 winner MaryT. Clinton, Glassagh. €50 winner S Hall, Killavrick. Next week’s jackpot €3,350. Gaeil Fhánada Club Draw - 1st Draw will now take place on the second Monday of every month starting in September. There are a few tickets still left if anyone interested, please contact any committee member asap.

Comhghairdeas Mór from all at Gaeil Fhánada to the Fanad Accordion Band who retained their All Ireland Fleadh title. Big congratulations to all, keep up the good work.


Lotto 12/8/14 .There was 1 jackpot winner Congratulations to Kate Bonar Ballybofey on winning €8,500. Next weeks jackpot will be €2,000.

The club are having a fundraising draw and are looking for people to help sell in different areas of the parish so if anyone is interested in helping out please contact any club officer.

Approximately 175 running and walking enthusiasts turned up in last Wednesday evening for the annual Naomh Conaill 5k.A big thank you to all who attended on what threatened to be a wet evening but stayed mostly dry throughout.Local Gaa stars Leo Mc Loone and Dermot Brick Molloy were on hand to present the prizes afterwards.Ciaran Doherty from the Letterkenny AC club was first home in an impressive time of 15.46. He was followed home by local man Dermot Brennan (Finn Valley AC) in a time of 16.47.First home in the Ladies section was Caroline Boyle, London (formerly Ardara) in a time of 20.48.In the over 40s section first lady home was Margaret Sweeney from Lettermacaward and Finbar Gallagher (Innishowen AC) was first in the mens.The under 16 girls was won by Ellie Mc Donnell and the boys section was won by Charlie Mc Donnell.A huge thank you to all who helped in any way to making the evening a success especially Seanie McDevitt.The ladies who baked all day and then served the tea which was enjoyed by all after the race.Thank you also to the Highlands Hotel and Kennedys Bar and restaurant who sponsored prizes on the evening.

Congratulations to our senior team on a great victory over Ardara at home on Sunday last 2-13 to 0-6 in the division 1 league. Two great points.

Congratulations to our u12 boys on a victory over Aodh Ruadh in the a championship on Monday last retaining there title. Well done to all involved.

Naomh conaill minors had a great battle with Aodh Ruadh on Monday night in Glenties and will now take it to a third game.