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Tir Chonaill Gaels
Well done to the senior team on booking a place in the Tipperary Cup final after a workmanlike win over St Kiernan’s, on Sunday at Ruislip.
Best on the day were Mark Gottsche, Jon McNicholas, Gary Magee and Joe Feeney. Special mention for teenager Eoin Higgins on making his senior debut in goals and saving two penalties. The final will be played against either Round Towers or Fulham Irish.
The junior team turned on the style in the opening half of their match against St Clarets in
the McArdle Cup semi final at Greenford. Leading at the break by six points the youngsters battled hard in the second half to keep out the more experienced Clarets to record a winning score of 2-9 to 2-6. Best on the day were Gerard Geraghty, Aidan McGarvey, Patrick Flynn and Killian Butler.
This Good Friday the club have organised our annual clubhouse clean-up. Much work is required to keep the clubhouse up to scratch and any members who are at a loose end are welcome to come down to give a helping hand. Please contact Maurice or Stocker for more details.
At this years ABC tournament at Greenford in July, the Gaels of Britain will again be attempting to break the World record at having the most amount of people on a pitch playing a game of football. More details to follow on the event nearer to the time.
The ladies are back training at Greenford for the upcoming season. Lotto results for 10/04/2014
for Jackpot of £1,800. The numbers drawn were 2-14-15-22. The jackpot was not won. The £25 lucky dip winners were Eugene Meehan, c/o TCG, Pat Daly, c/o Conningham Arms, Kieran Cunningham, c/o
TCG, J Boyle, c/o M Carr. This week’s jackpot will be £1,850 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 17th April, Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com
The seniors and reserves were both in action at the weekend at home to Urris. The reserves were the early starters ran out easy winners on a score line of 3-9 to 2-3. Star men on the day for us was Noel Ewing, Micheal Devine, Ryan Bradley, Damien Wilson & Corey Gallagher.
The first team lads took the field at 7pm in their second game of their campaign after a first game victory over Milford at home the lads were hoping to keep on track with another home win. The visitors ran out winners on the day. The final score was Red Hughs 2-7 Urris 2-10
The minors are waiting the winners of Carndonagh and Termon in the Division 2 semi final.The under 14’s are due to play Glenfin in their final game of the league from which they will qualify for Division 3 quarter final spot. A meeting of the minor board will take place on Thursday evening at 9pm in the Clubhouse all underage managers please attend. Tickets are still available for the strictly come dancing next Sunday priced at €15. Tickets are on sale in Bradleys shop. Admission is by ticket only no cash will be taken at the door on the night. Good luck to all involved.
The loto numbers drawn were 4,5,8,3,1,2,7,6. There was no winning sequence Kathleen Doherty Stranorlar was lucky dip winner of €30. The 100 Club winner was David Pearson Ballybofey receives €100. The position of Club P.R.O is still vacant anyone who would like to fill the vacancy or find out more of what the job entails feel free to contact Kathy on 087 7647168 any-time after 5pm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seniors and reserves travelled to Killygordon on Saturday evening and played their second game of the season in Division 3. The seniors beat Red Hughs by 2-10 to 2-07. A great start to season for management and all the team. The Reserves lost 3-9 to 2-3.The U14 girls are playing Carndonagh in Straid on Tuesday evening at 5pm and the U14 boys are home to Carndonagh on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm in the semi-final of Joe Mc Geady Cup. The Match and WIN jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 9. 20. The €15 winners were Gary Doherty, Ardagh, Emmet Moyne, Annaugh, Michelle Doherty, Ardagh, Neil O’Donnell, Crossconnell, Aidean Gilmore, Ballyliffin. The Jackpot next week is €1,300.
Tickets are now on sale for our Easter Draw in aid of Under-age Football in the club. Some lovely Easter hampers to be won, tickets €2 or book of 12 for €20 . Draw in the Square Bar on Easter Saturday at 10pm. Tickets to be returned to team managers and John Friel by Friday night.
The Lotto numbers for 08/04/14 for Jackpot of €2850 were 2, 3, 1, 4, 7, 5, 8, 6. Angela Ward matched the first three numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot is €2900.
The reserves and seniors have two games this weekend. McCools at home on Friday and Fanad away on Sunday.
The Michael MacClean Handball Tournament, is on the handball alley on Tuesday from 10.30 am for U-12/14 boys and girls. The finals will take place on Friday 18th/Saturday 19th April.
The senior and reserve teams had no league fixture last weekend. Both are scheduled to have home fixtures against Burt on Friday and at Urris on Sunday. The minors took on Letterkenny Gaels at Pairc Colmcille on Monday evening. The visitors wiped out a five point interval deficit to snatch an equalising score deep into injury time.
Oran Hilley got the opening score of the match for the home side early on, and this was added to by Daniel Clarke before the Gaels got their first score from a free. An effort from Oisin Hassett came back off the upright but Conor Matthewson pointed in the follow-up action. Daniel Clarke and a free from Oran Hilley increased the Naomh Colmcille score before the visitors scored another pointed free to leave the score 0-5 to 0-2 in favour of Naomh Colmcille after 20 minutes. Jason Quinn then got two points, the first after a number of players were involved in working possession into a scoring opportunity. The visitors added their third point before Daniel Clarke completed the first half scoring in injury time to leave the score at the interval Naomh Colmcille 0-8 0-3 Letterkenny Gaels.
The second half was incident packed with each side receiving a black card and being awarded a penalty. Stephen Gallagher opened the second half scoring before the visitors found the net from the penalty spot. A pointed free from Oran Hilley was quickly cancelled by a similar score for the Gaels, before Oran Hilley found the net from a penalty mid-way through the half. Ryan Cole set up Philip Doran to put Naomh Colmcille further in front, followed by another pointed free from Daniel Clarke in the 22nd minute. However that was to be the home side’s last score of the match. Letterkenny Gaels added on 1-3 in the 8 minutes of normal time remaining, and 0-2 in stoppage time, the equalising score coming with virtually the last kick of the match. Final score Naomh Colmcille 1-12 2-9 Letterkenny Gaels.
The lads were deemed to have topped their group after this result, and took on Glenfin on Wednesday evening at Pairc Colmcille in the scheduled First Division league quarter final. The lads came out on top by the narrowest of margins at the full time whistle. Naomh Colmcille 0-11 1-7 Glenfin.
Subsequent decisions taken off the pitch have necessitated a playoff against Letterkenny Gaels to determine the first and second positions in the league table. This play off is scheduled to take place at MacCumhaill Park, on Wednesday.
A free development camp for U14s and U16s takes place this week from Tuesday to Thurday, starting at 10.30 am each day. Topics such as diet, hydration and match day preparation will be covered in addition to skills development on the pitch. Contact Leo Devenney for more details.
Unfortunately Willie Gillespie and the Donegal U21 team lost to Cavan in the Ulster championship final but well done on reaching the provincial decider.
This week’s numbers were 17, 24, 14, 8, 5 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) were Polly and Martina, Caroline and Ciara and Rose Dowds who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,100.
The Royal Flush draw results for the weekend of 13/04/2014 were 4, 7, 8 & 21. There was no winner of the jackpot of €3140. Consolation prizes went to Joe Conway, Mary Shovlin and Shane McGlynn. Next weeks draw will take place in Mac’s Bar and the jackpot now stands at €3180. Our Senior team played out a hard fought game against Na Rossa in Dunkineely last Saturday. In a tight affair the team came out on top by a point on a scoreline of 1-4 to 0-6.
This year’s Fun Run/Walk has been scheduled to take place on Saturday March 31st, details to follow in the coming weeks. This year sees the club celebrate its 40th anniversary. Ground work is currently being put into an event during the summer months and a date will be released soon. For the celebration we will be gathering old photographs, articles and memorabilia from the years gone by. If anyone has any of these at home please email email@example.com, all photographs and articles will be photocopied and sent back immediately.
The seniors were defeated by a point against Four Masters in Donegal on Sunday they now host St Michael’s this Friday and Naomh Conaill on Sunday.
The under 14s maintained their 100% record in the league with another two wins last week away to Naomh Ultan and home to Naomh Bríd. They now play Naomh Muire at home on Wednesday evening at 6:30. Team: C Garvey, E Love, Dylan O’Gara, Cormac O’Leime, R McShane, E Byrne, R O’Donnell, K Doogan. O Doogan, S Mc Hugh, J Byrne, E cormack, D Rowan, C Curran, S Boyle, P Love, D Byrne, L Gavigan, M O’Reilly G Mc Laughlin, A Barnes & E Mc Devitt. The minors travel to St Nauls on Wednesday and host Bundoran aon Sunday. The under 15s defeated St Nauls in the Gaeltacht tournament they now face Adrara in the next round.
The minor Board presents ‘Stars in their Eyes’ in the Blue Haven this Sunday 20th April featuring local artists. Doors open at 7pm first act on stage at 8pm, tickets €10 available from any club/minor board member or Breege McShane, Sharon Love or Sarah Molloy tickets also on sale at reception in Aislann Chill Chartha.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,900 this week’s numbers were 9, 9, 13 and 17 winners were: €50, Maureen Molloy, Meentakeraghan, €30, Bríd Ní Bhaoill, Beefan and €20, Mairead Gallagher, Killybegs. Lotto Plus numbers were 16, 23, 27 and 29 there was no winner.
The club’s annual Big Breakfast will take place on Sunday 4th May and tickets are available now
priced at €5 for adults and €3 for children. There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 7, 14, 17, 21. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Mick, Mary and Bridie c/o The Trawlerman. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,200.
The minor boys played St. Micheal’s in the Northern Board Division 2 league quarter final
in Lifford on Friday night. They were unfortunately defeated by a score of 4-14 to 2-7.
Moville senior men began their Division 4 league campaign with a win against local rivals Naomh
Padraig, Uisce Chaoin on Saturday evening. They ran out winners by a score of 0-10 to 0-6.
The U14 boys also played Naomh Padraig, Muff on Friday night but were unable to come
away with victory like their senior counterparts, losing by a score of 4-04 to 3-17.
St Mary’s (Convoy)
The Lotto counties drawn were CN, MN, KE, TY. The five matching two winners were Marian Prunty, Marian Mailey, Sheena McMullan, Movita McLean Convoy, Sean and Rickie McGowan Drumkeen. The jackpot next weeks is €3000.
The club are holding a two day Easter Camp on April 22nd and 23rd from 10 till 2 at a cost €10 child for first child and €5 for second child and additional children. Age group u 6-u12. Registration on Morning of camp.
D’imir an foireann sinsearach agus an foireann tacaíochta in éadan ár gcomharsanaí, An Chlochán Liath oíche Shatharn ach níor éirigh le ceachtar dén dá fhoireann. Chaill an chéad fhoireann amach le dhá phoinnte agus bhí lámh an uachtar go hiomlán ag na cuairteoirí ins an chluiche sinsearach.
Beidh dhá chluiche thar deireadh seachtaine na Cásca. Beidh Bun Dobhrán ar na Méilte tráthnóna Aoine Chéasta agus ansin Domhnach Cásca beidh na gasúraí thuas ar na Cealla Beaga.
Beidh an chéad tarraingt de chlub an chéid 2014/15 ann ag deireadh na míosa ar an 30ú lá. Beidh baill an chlub ag glacadh ainmneacha gan mhoill anois do dhuine ar bith atá ag iarraidh a bheith páirteach. Téann leath den t-airgead uilig a thig isteach ar ais amach i bhfoirm duaiseanna agus tá seans agat €500 a bhaint achan mhí.
Torthaí Lotto na Seachtaine seo: Uimhreacha 1-6-16-22. Ní bhain duine ar bith an pota óir. Bhí ceathrar a raibh trí uimhir acu; Neil Boyle, Bóthar an Ghleanna. Jach Doherty, Béal na Cruite. Danny Dunleavy, Mullach Dubh. Pauline Carey, Mullach Dubh. Beidh €680 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.
Guíonn muid biseach gasta ar Charles Doogan a chaith seal beag i Oispidéal Leitir Ceanainn le gairid. Tá muid cinnte nach mbeidh sé i bhfad go mbeidh tú ar na méilte arís ag cuidiú linn.
Duine ar bith a mbeadh suim acu obair mar mhaor ag na postaí i rith dheireadh seachtaine Pheil na Gaeltachta, iarrtar oraibh ghabhail i dteagmháil le Dónal Ó Searcaigh ag firstname.lastname@example.org nó ar an fón ag 086 3189331. Go raibh maith agaibh. Eolas fá Peil na Gaeltachta le fáil ar facebook agus Twitter.
An Clochán Liath
Bad aid 12, 14, 18 agus 24 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Mary Campbell, Meenmore, Jim Brennan, Chapel Road, Rosaleen Melly, Rooskey, Lizzy Hanlon, Dungloe agus Sheila Sweeney, Kincasslagh.
Bhain Dim Melly as Rooskey €150, Mary Murray as Annagry, Ann Ward as Pole Rd agus Madge O’Donnell as Leffin €100, ag an bhingo. Monday evening last was a sad evening with the news of the death of a great Dungloe GAA Club Stalwart Paddy “Biddy” O’Donnell.Paddy began his football career with Rosses Rovers winning his first county minor medal in 1953. He then went on to win senior league medals for Dungloe in 1956 and 1961. He also won senior championship medals for Dungloe in 1957 and 1958.
During his time playing he had the task of marking the great Hudie “Beag” Gallagher from Gweedore. He went on to play with clubs in Scotland and England where he played with his fellow Dungloe team mate Fred Sweeney. In 2009 the Dungloe Club honoured Paddy with the Hall of Fame Award. He was a very fine footballer and will be fondly remembered. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his Wife Mary, daughters Noreen and Grace, sons Paul and Sean.
The reserve and senior teams had a great win away to Naomh Mhuire on Sunday last in the Banks.
The hurlers travelled to O’Donnell Park Letterkenny, on Saturday to compete with Donegals hurling heavyweights. Dungloe’s competitiveness raised some eyebrows and they did well in all games, winning two and losing two but only by one score. All players deserve huge credit and all played very well especially Harry Noble in goal. Next game is a league away to Letterkenny Gaels on Thursday.
If any club members are interested in club Donegal membership this year please contact Adrian Sweeney (086 1704556). Costs are 200 euro each which includes free admittance into club senior and championship games and new style club jacket.
The Slotto numbers drawn were 5, 3, 2, 6, 7, 4, 1. There was o winner. The consolation prize of €80 went to Johnny Jordan
A cake sale will take place at the Tea Rooms, Main Street, Mountcharles on Easter Sunday at 12 noon. Any home baking or help on the day would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who can bake or help out on the day please contact Jodie McInaw 086 2451656.
Easter hamper draw sheets have been distributed at training. The draw will take place on Easter Sunday at the cake sale. The U14 girls have their first game of the season this Thursday away to Bundoran.
The seniors and reserves started off their season with wins over Robert Emmetts on Saturday evening last. Next up this weekend we welcome Naomh Padraig Lifford to Pairc na nGael.
Beidh ceithre dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall agus fosta ocht €250 ó Choláiste na bhFiann ‘den chúrsa i nGaoth Dobhair.
CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor four grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall. In addition, Coláiste na bhFiann are sponsoring eight €250 grants for members of CLG. Dhún na nGall who wish to attend their course in Gaoth Dobhair.
Written applications must be submitted by club members to Jim McGlynn, Camblestown, Letterkenny before Friday 25th April. Application forms can be downloaded from our club website.
The Lotto numbers for week ending the 11th April were 4, 14, 19 and 27. Match 3 winner was Kieran Shiels, Conwal. This week’s jackpot is €2350. The numbers in our club lotto have increased to 28. Any members of Friends of the Gaels wishing to change their weekly numbers should contact John McDermott or Sharon Harnet.
The U14s had a great win over Mc Cools last weekend. Overall, this was an impressive team performance with outstanding skill being shown from O Keenan and C Cullen.
Club members wishing to avail of Club Donegal membership should contact Jim on 0862271435. Membership includes free admission to all club league and championship games in the county for 2014.
With regard to home and car insurance we have teamed up with Liberty Insurance who will give €50 to the club for every new policy taken out with them before 30th April. All you have to do is nominate Letterkenny Gaels.
The seniors and reserves were away to Naomh Conaill in Glenties on Sunday last the 13th April. The reserves had a good win and the senior lost.
A fun camp (4-11) years) and elite camp (11-15 years) takes place at the Bridge from Tuesday April 22nd until Thursday April 24th from 10 am to 2:30pm. Cost €20:00 per child and a family rate at €10:00 per additional child. For more information contact 087 676 8239 or 087 122 9356.
The minors played Moville in Newtown last Friday night and a good team performance secured a win.This month’s 50 Club Winners were €65, Orla Alcorn, Earrooey, €35, Kevin Ward, Figart and €35, Patsy McGee, Derryherriff. There was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last. The numbers drawn were 1,2,6,12,17,18. The match five winners were Sarah Ann Ferry, Murroe and Evely Toye,Grogagh, Creeslough who won €50 each This weeks jackpot will be €5550.
Would anyone who is available to help coach some of the underage players please contact Manus on 087 647 0532.
The Parish League begins on Sunday 4th May for a duration of 6 weeks, more details later.
The minors beat Termon at the Bridge last Friday night on a score of 4-7 to 3-7 with a good team performance. The under 14 squad wish Jack Richards and Anthony Browne a speedy recovery.
The club will be collecting any unwanted clothes, shoes, towels, linen, curtains and mobile phones. This was a huge success for the club in 2013 and helped raise vital funds to maintain the facilities at TEamonn Byrne Memorial Park. You can drop off Tue, Wednesday, Thursday of the Easter GAA camp (week after Easter) 9-3pm daily or contact 0863311733 and we can arrange collection from your door.
Club Donegal memebership is now available. The Club Donegal card enables the card holder to enter into any adult league or championship club match in the county.Purchase your adult membership and the club donegal card for €170. Purchase your family membership and the card for €200. Alternatively purchase two cards and your family membership for €330. These cards are limited and we already have applicants inquiring.
There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 4,9,25,26. Next weeks jackpot is €1350. There were two winners of the match 3 winners - Eileen Conwell, Old Fintra Rd and Paul O’Boyle (online player), Madrid. They win €30 euro each.
The club are running a three day Easter Camp on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April, age 5-14.To book you can either text name of child or children to 0862394926, or contact Killybegsgaa on facebook or email email@example.com.
The club trip to Croke Park for children born on / before 2005 up to and including the u-16 panel takes place on Friday, 25th April 2014. The trip follows the three day Easter Camp. The bus leaves the Niall Mor at 8.30am with lunch provided on arrival in Croke Park. The children will have the Croke Park Stadium tour (visiting the dressing room Donegal will use on that Sunday in the National League final), museum tour and a meeting with the GAA President Liam O’Neill. There will be photo opportunities pitch-side. The cost of the trip is €20 and includes bus, lunch on arrival, tour and a rest-stop on the trip home. Children should bring a snack and drink for the morning. Children are allowed to bring pocket money. All bookings must include signed consent form. For further details please contact trip co-ordinator Ed Byrne (087 3605029) The permission form must be returned to Ed Tuesday 15th 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Thursday 18th 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Eamonn Byrne Clubrooms. There is minor board monthly meeting on this Wednesday the 16th of April at 9pm in the Fintra Clubrooms.
The seniors maintained their 100 percent home record with a convincing 4-19 to 1-1 win over a makeshift Carndonagh selection in Fr Tierney Park last Saturday.
After losing their previous game against Ardara, the minors had a point to prove against a strong, physical Four Masters side on Wednesday evening in Fr Tierney Park. Once again, Aodh Ruadh started well and maintained this momentum throughout the first half. They played with a slight breeze and made full use of this advantage, running up a nine point to two advantage. Philip Patton, Shane McGrath, Colm Kelly and Oisín Rooney all got on the scoreboard. The second half was always going to be more difficult task against the ever increasing breeze. Dónal Sweeney replaced the injured Niall Harley at full forward and Eugene Drummond at full back was instrumental in providing leadership when the Donegal Town men staged their comeback. Aodh Ruadh could only manage one score from play and two from frees in the second half to Four Masters seven points. Ryan McKenna was also unlucky to receive a straight red card after a fracas occurred in mid-field with a number of players from both side getting involved in a game of ‘Handbags At Dawn.’ Aodh Ruadh managed to hold out for a deserved win on a final scoreline of Aodh Ruadh 0-12 Four Masters 0-9, with Nathan Boyle, Jack Darban and Eddie Lynch all performing well on the day. The scorers were Philip Patton 0-5, Shane McGrath 0-3, Colm Kelly, Oisín Rooney and Nathan Boyle 0-1 apiece. St Naul’s conceded the game due for Sunday, so that concludes the minors league programme leaving them currently second in the section one table and waiting on the results of Dungloe/Na Rossa’s final two games to establish their final standing.
The under 14s are down to travel to Glencolumbcille this Saturday to take on Naomh Columba at 12 noon.
The under 10s had their first game of the season last Saturday when they took on Naomh Bríd. Erne Gaels had been forced to withdraw at short notice due to a death in the club. Naomh Bríd were great to step in at short notice, although crossed wires meant they sent up their under 12s.There were a lot of gutsy, brave performances from Aodh Ruadh in what was a very encouraging outing. The team were Kenzie Ayres, Daniel Breen, Conor Cleary, Oisín Daly, Padraig Daly, Ryan Daly, Shane Delahunty, Michael Doogan, JJ Doran, Darragh Flood Dolan, Jack Gallagher, James Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Eoghan Kelly, James McGinley, Shane McGloin, Cian McKenna, Cillian Meehan, Aaron Neilan, Tom Murphy, David Roper and Eoin Summerville. Also worth a mention was the Naomh Bríd goalkeeper who pulled off a series of super stops. Thanks also to Gerard Ferguson who delivered a Pat McEnaney level of officiating.
It’s that quacking time of year again for Aodh Ruadh ladies, families and friends. Clare has the eggs bought in and the ducks will be lapping it up at McKenna’s Brook in the East Port this Saturday 19th April at 2pm. Ducks can be bought for only €2 this week from any of our players.
The under 12s played their first match of the season against a very strong Glencar Manorhamilton team on Saturday. There has been great interest throughout many clubs in the County in the FUNdamentals Coaching Course. The next course is taking place on Saturday 26th April in a venue to be confirmed in the middle of the county. We hope to have some representation on this course.
Well done to Donegal on clinching promotion to NHL Division 2B with a 2-16 to 0-8 victory over Fingal, especially our five representatives on the panel, Paul Sheridan, Stephen Sheerin, Ciaran Kilgannon, Chris Kilgannon and Paul Hughes. Sheridan started in midfield while Ciaran Kilgannon was introduced as a second half sub.
Aodh Ruadh’s first outing in Garvaghey in the Ulster Hurling league saw a below par performance from the Ernesiders as they lost out to Sean Treacey’s of Lurgan, 3-11 to 0-5. Eddie Lynch hit a point with Ciaran Kilgannon making an instant impression when he was introduced late on, notching two points. Elsewhere Thomas Anderson gave an honest performance in defence, but Aodh Ruadh will be looking for a much improved display this Bank Holiday Monday when they travel to O’Donnell Park to take on St Eunan’s.
The underage leagues continued last Thursday as both Aodh Ruadh teams recorded great victories over traditional Donegal kingpins Burt. The under 14s made the long trip to Hibernian Park for their game and the young squad, majority of whom are underage again next year put on a great performance full of heart and determination and they ran out convincing winners on a 4-4 to 1-3 scoreline. They are away to MacCumhaill Park this Thursday where they will face a difficult game against the home side.
The minors continued their good start to the league with a huge victory over Burt in Fr Tierney Park. Despite missing a number of players due to their involvement with the county minor football team and injuries. They managed to keep Burt scoreless and scored 4-14 themselves. One of the most pleasing aspects of this performance was the introduction of three under 15s to minor hurling.The minors continue their league campaign against an unbeaten Carndonagh side this Thursday in Fr Tierney Park. This game has an earlier throw in time of 6pm.
In preparation for the upcoming season the under 10s had an enjoyable run out against Four Masters, in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday.
There was no winner of the €8,500 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 9, 13, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: John Travers, Donegal Road; Mary Conlon, Cornhill; Owen Roe O’Neill, East Port; Mary Devlin Millrace Crescent, Donegal Town; and Cian McKenna, Tullymore. Next draw is in The Mall Bar on Monday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €8,600.
The lotto plus ‘Win Donegal versus Derry Tickets’numbers drawn were 1, 13, 14, 18, 20, bonus 19.The jackpot was not won the €100 winner was Sally Patsy Gallagher, Meenlaragh, €50, winner Neal J. Blaney, Rosnakill. Next week’s jackpot is €2,500.
For the months of April and May, every lotto ticket you buy will be entered into a draw for two tickets to the Donegal versus Derry Ulster Championship first round game, which is a guaranteed sell out.
The 100 Club draw winners were €500, Róisín Ní Bheaglaoich, Seanach, €250, Michael Sweeney, Doaghbeg and €250, Áine agus Mairéad Ní Chonaglaigh, Dumhach Bheag. There are a number of places still remaining for the clubs monthly 100 Club Draw. Contact any committee member if you would like to enter the draw by end of the month.
If anyone/parent/supporter would be willing to give match reports on games please contact PRO Margaretta firstname.lastname@example.org. We all know our players especially underage players, love to see their names in the paper/internet and as we cannot get to all games we would really appreciate all the help we can get, so if anyone is willing to give match reports/photos please contact PRO, thanks.
Congratulations to our U14s who travelled to play away to Gweedore last Monday evening and won 6-6 to 5-11. Scorers were Mark McAteer 3-5, Sean Kerr 1-2, Darren McElwaine 1-1, Christopher Friel 0-1, Eoghan McGrenaghan 0-1, Bernard McGettigan 0-1.
Gaeil Fhánada are committed to ladies /girls football and continue to encourage people to get involved. If you are interested in helping out with an underage girls team, please contact Marian Howe or Fiona Shiels asap.
We hope to run a three hour Suicide Awareness Course which would be beneficial to anyone working with teenagers. If you are interested please contact Michael McGroarty or Fiona Shiels.
We have a number of match day passes (at €50) on sale which may be of interest to anyone attends a lot of club fixtures. The card will give holders admittance to all senior fixtures, league and championship run by Donegal county board. Contact Fiona Shiels to purchase.
The club will once again host a Cúl Camp from July 14th to 19th. Bookings can be made online www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or you can contact Fiona Shiels if you would like to pay by instalment.
According to our Coaching Officer, Patrick Heraghty, it is getting increasingly difficult to attract people to help out with underage teams, however, he is constantly on the lookout for any person willing to give a hand. Feel free to contact him if you can help out with either boys or girls teams this year.
Next Club Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday April 30th in Fanad Lodge.
The winning numbers in this weeks Lotto are 1, 5, 14, 19. Match three winner was Karen McHugh. The jackpot now sits at an inviting €4240. This weeks sellers are Danny K McGinley and Jimmy Mc Fadden. The under14s had their final league fixture at home to Termon last Sunday but despite a great performance from the boys they lost by a couple of late goals.They are now through to a play off with details yet to be confirmed. The u-15s are out again in the Gaeltacht this Thurs at 4.30 with a home tie against Naomh Conaill. The minors had a good victory over MacCumhaills last Wednesday evening which sets them up for the league semi-final this Wednesday 16th away to St. Michaels. Anyone going to the league final in Croke Park for Donegal versus Monaghan must have a ticket. Orders in by this Thursday 17th at 2pm. Tickets can be requested from Sharon McGinty on 0863629737. The prices are €20 for adults and €5 for under 16s. The seniors and reserves have a busy weekend ahead with the first outing away to Ardara on Friday and on Easter Sunday both teams are at home to neighbours St. Eunan’s. Paddy McGinty’s thirds team have their first league outing of the year with a home tie against Glenfin.
The clubs monthly meeting will take place this Thursday 17th in starting at 9pm
The seniors were unlucky not to come away with at least a point at the weekend as they lost out by a single point to Naomh Ultan in their first league game of the season.
This weekend they host Robert Emmetts. The club would like to wish Eugene Molloy a speedy recovery from the knee injury he suffered last weekend.
Good luck to ounty minor manager Declan and players John and Christian as they play Armagh in the Ulster league semi-final this Saturday in O’Donnell Park.
Well done to minor manager of the B team Pat McCahill and his team as they will play Four Masters in the Division Two league final which has been fixed for Wednesday 23rd April.
The Division One team have to beat Ardara next time out to qualify for the final which is also fixed for Wednesday 23rd
The lotto draw took place last Monday night in the hall. Numbers drawn were 4,6,18, 25.
The €9000 jackpot was not won. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Sarah Boyle, Ballinacarrick & Veronica Laughlin,Ballinacarrick.
The club are running and Easter Camp from 23rd to the 25th of April 10 am -2 pm each day. The children will play football, hurling, handball, rounders and many many more games. We have have a team of fully qualified coaches and instructors who will make sure your children have a great time. The cost is €20 per child. To pre enter contact Alan Martin 0861723899, Luke Gavigan 087 7980865 or Darren Collins 0873867434.
Best of luck to Paula, Bernie Darren and Rory who will represent the club in this weekend’s Strictly in the the Villa Rose. Tickets are available from Eugene Gallagher, Terry O Reilly or any of the dancers.
The club will be hosting another brilliant night of entertainment very soon. On May 3rd and 10th Family Fortunes will be in the clubhouse.Teams of five will pit their wits against each other. There will be prizes for winners and runners up. Anyone wishing to enter a family or group please contact Terry O’Reilly 0866095347, Eugene Gallagher 0866098801 or any committee member.
Massive congratulations to Ray and all the county senior hurlers on their promotion.
The lotto jackpot has reached €9,600 and our bingo Snowball is now stands at €8,850. Two incredible chances to win over €18,400. The seniors had a disappointing result against Fanad at the weekend, when they were beaten by a point. They are away to Glenfin on Friday night and away to Dungloe on Sunday.
There were no winners of this weeks Lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2,7,8 and 30.There was one match 3 winner, Dennis Doherty who receives €150.
Ard an Ratha
There was no winner of our weekly flotto; the numbers drawn were 10, 15, 21 and 25. Consolation prizes went to Eamon Kennedy, Cashel and Kevin Molloy, Galway. Jackpot now stands at €4,000.
The County Board are sponsoring four grants of €250 to members attending a Colaiste Gaeilge of their choice in Donegal. In addition, Colasite na bhFiann are sponsoring eight €250 grants also for members of Donegal GAA that wish to attend their course in Gaoth Dobhair.
Applications to be made to the club secretary on 087 6878614 no later than Thursday, April 24. All applications in the county will then be entered in a draw. Tickets for Donegal vs. Monaghan in the NDL Division 2 final at Croke Park are currently available priced at €20 for adults, including OAPs and students, €5 juveniles in
Cusack or Davin Stand only. Names must be with the secretary no later than Thursday, April 17, 1pm.
The Ardarathon 10K Fun Run/Walk is almost here, Sunday, April
27, at 1pm. Pre registration can be made to email@example.com or follow on Facebook: We are asking as many locals as possible to register prior to the race to avoid delays. Registration will take place on the Saturday evening at the Heritage Centre from 7- 8.30pm and again on Sunday morning in the Parish Centre from 10am. All participants on the day will be entered in a draw for two Garth Brooks tickets. So, everyone get out and start preparing for this event. Fergus Cleary will this year start the race.
Ard an Ratha ladies are hosting a Fashion Show in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Friday, April 27. Local businesses are participating as well as Verve, Tots and Tassels and the Outlet.
The Show will begin at 8.30 pm and people are asked to come early to avoid disappointment. There will also be local entertainment on the night as well as many Spot Prizes.The U14 girls play Kilcar at home, Thursday, throw in 6pm. The seniors ladies play Killybegs in a challenge on Friday. Don’t forget our cake sale after Mass on Easter Sunday in Dolmen Centre. Please come along and support our underage girls’fundraiser.
The Third Team begin their League campaign this weekend when they play St Eunan’s away on Saturday evening.
The U15s had a good away win in Glen on Sunday against a good Clg Naomh Columba side in the Gaeltacht competition. Ardara 4-12 Naomh Columba 1-15. Next match is against Cill Chartha.
A great start to the Easter Camp today with 85 children taking part in the first three days for U10s, 8s and 6s. The Development camp for U12s and 14s s place on Thursday and Friday, starting at 10am.
The minors play Dungloe/Na Rossa on Wednesday night at home at 7pm with the winner progressing to the Divisional Minor League Final. There was another great night on Friday at the final of Ardara’s Got Talent in the Hotel.Another packed house with great entertainment on show. Cgrats to everyone who took part on the night. The winners were as follows. Overall 1st Cunningham/Boyle School of Dancing. The judges awards went to Girlz Rock (Riaghan and Reailtin Ní Dhochartaigh, Jessica Timoney Bennett and Meabh Breslin), Brackey NS Sketch (The Scariest person), Denis Whyte and Kate McKeown, Orla Ryan & Ailbhe McCrossan. to the judges who done a great job both nights, Brid Breslin, Cliona Heena, Martin Gildea and Chris Collum.
Anyone looking for tickets for Donegal versus Monaghan in Croke Park, on Sunday 27th April, should contact Vincent Cranley, or any club officer, before Wedensday night,The club are holding a scrap Saturday on the 10th. The reserves, and seniors were at home to St. Michaels, last weekend, with the reserves losing narrowly, and the seniors getting the points, their second win in the league, a very good start for Paddy Campbell, and his men.
The U14s were away to Killybegs, and after leading at half time, lost out to the sea siders, in the second half.
The Club 200 Draw is starting again, with the first draw taking place on Tuesday 27th May.
Anyone wishing to join can give their name, and money, to either Murial Hegarty 087- 6485725 or Peter McKelvey at 087- 6483685. Payment can be made with €100 for the year, two payements of €50 or €10 per month. This draw is a great way to support your club, so please contact any of the two names mentioned.