The latest in news and notes from Donegal GAA clubs at home and abroad.
All-Ireland tickets will only be available to club members. For non-club members, the club will be accepting club membership on Monday, September 8th from 8 until 8.30 pm.
Please note existing club members will take preference to new club membership. However the club will do its best to facilitate all members. Under no circumstances will the club be allocating tickets to non-members.
The club is also applying a strictly one ticket per member policy. Ticket orders will be taken on Friday, September 12th from 8 to 9pm. Each person ordering their ticket must be present and sign. There are is no concessions for students, U16s and OAPs. Family membership entitles a family to four tickets, two parents and two children.
The junior team are in the junior championship semi-final this Sunday against Moville, in MacCumhaill Park.
The reserve lost out in their championship semi-final to Glenswilly. The U16 side are through to the semi-final stage of their own championship after defeating Naomh Brid over two legs last week, keep an eye out for fixture updates regarding their next game.
Torthaí an lotto don 1ú Meán Fómhair. Uimhreacha: 9-15-19-20. Ni raibh buaiteoir don pota oir, ní raibh trí uimhir ag duine ar bith ach oiread, rinneadh tarraingt agus tá €20 an duine bainnte ag seo leanas: M.Quinn Rós na bPinne, S.Ó Gallachóir An Dún Dobhain, Sinead Ní Ludhóg Creamghort, Mairead Ní Giolla Bhríde Cionn na Leargaí, Emma Ní Aoidh c/o B.O’Niall, Proinsias Mac Giolla Bhríde c/o Sibin Ceoil, Seosamh Ó hÉirtaigh Fanaid agus Maire Ní Giolla Dé c/o Carmel. Bhain Dónal Mac Rodraigh Na Dúnaibh an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Maghnus Mac Phaidín. Beidh an chéad tarraingt eile ar an Luan seo chugainn 8ú Meán Fómhair ins an Óstán Cuan Na Dúnaibh agus beidh €7,500 ar fáil ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair.
Casann an foireann sóisear ar an Clochan Liath sa bhaile ar an Domhnach seo chugainn ag 1.30i.n, níl cluiche ag an foireann sinsir. Theip ar an foireann sinsir in eadain An Clochan Liath ar an hAoine is thuaigh thart, an scór deirneach Na Dúnaibh 0-4, Clochan Liath 0-7.
Well done to our U-13 team who defeated neighbours Milford on Wednesday evening. Congratulations to Lorcan Connor who played a starring role for the Donegal minor team that overcame Dublin in Sunday’s semi final and can now look forward to an All-Ireland final clash with Kerry. Also, to Paul Coyle who is physio for the team, well done.
Congratulations Declan, John and Christian on what was a fantastic weekend for Donegal football as Donegal qualified for the All Ireland minor final. Congratulations to Jim and his senior squad on making it a double All Ireland appearance.
The seniors travel to Lifford this Saturday evening with a 7 pm throw in.
The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot of €9000 was not won. Numbers drawn were 13,21,25 and 27. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Gerry Donnelly, c/o Elliott’s Bar and Ann McDermott, Doochary.
Ticket details for the All Ireland double header have still to be announced. Club members should register with club secretary Pat Boyle as soon as possible.
An Clochan Liath
Bad aid 14, 19, 20 agus 22 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Columba O’Donnell Meenbanad, Pat Joe Boyle Marameelan, Charley Harley Arlands, Anne Harley Arlands agus Brendan Meenbanad.
All Ireland ticket orders need to be in by this Friday 5th September, orders must be made by club members themselves, could you pass message on to other club members who are not on Facebook, for ticket. Orders to Ellen Scally only on 0879807323.
Patsy Hanlon , club chairman extends a cordial invitation, to all club members past and present to attend the official opening of our new clubhouse by Aogan O Fearghail, President Elect of the GAA on Friday 5th September at 8 pm. We would be delighted if you could attend and join us in our celebrations, non club member are also most welcome to attend.
Fundraising going really well for U-14 hurling trip to Limerick and thanks to all involved so far in activities and to all those who contributed. The next event is the cake sale which will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday the 7th September after 11 mass.
Well done to Danny, Adam, John and Christian part of the minor team that made it to an historic All-Ireland final.
Last week’s lotto numbers drawn were 04, 12, 17, 18, 19. The jackpot was not won. The €100 winners were Seamus Dorrian, Ross €50, Bridie Reilly. Next week’s jackpot is €3,500.
The seniors and reserves play at home to Bundoran this weekend. TTraining for the above team will start on Wednesday (September 3rd) at 7pm in Portsalon.
Comhghairdeas mór Dún na nGall na foreann sinsir agus minoir
Foireann Sinsir agus Soisir Dún nan Gall on their great wins on Sunday against Dublin.
Fanad Gaels will be issued with tickets for the All Ireland final based on the number of adult members registered with our club, therefore we will only be in a position to issue tickets to club members.
Adult members may apply in writing only, for one ticket for the final. Tickets will only be available to members who have their membership fully paid.
Letters of application can be posted, or hand delivered, no later than September 10th, 2014 to: Fiona Shiels, Runaí Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G., Fanavolty, Kindrum, Letterkenny.
Applications will not be accepted via e-mail, text or telephone. A number of tickets will be made available to draw for juvenile members. Parents may apply in writing giving permission to their child to attend the game if they so wish, however all tickets are full price for this game, with no concession and only a small number of underage members will be successful.
Tickets are on sale for county team fund Draw, some great prizes including All Ireland Final tickets. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. Best wishes to Liam Boyle who is being ordained this Sunday, a.
The 100 Club ticket draw will take place at end of September, there are still a few tickets left. A night with a difference, Crazy Vegas Fun Casino Night, sounds flash but it’s really just a great night’s craic for all the family, more details later.
Anyone interested in getting involved in Strictly Come Jiving please text me asap 086 8744405.
The club extends congratulations to everyone involved in the Donegal senior and minor panels on what is an outstanding and historic achievement. Well done in particular to Niall Harley and Colm Kelly and Aodh Ruadh hurler Jamie Brennan on booking their place in the All-Ireland finals. Well done also to Mick McGrath, Anthony McGrath and Gary Walsh who are involved in the back room team. Of course we can’t forget John Duffy who is playing a valuable role in Jim McGuinness’s back room team.
There is no news on ticket arrangements just yet, but we will be doing our best to keep members informed. Aodh Ruadh will be staging a chat night ahead of the All-Ireland final with Joe Brolly and Kevin Cassidy heading up the bill in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel on Thursday, 18th September.
Tickets will available before the end of the week in Shannon’s Corner, Pearse O’Neill’s and McCosker’s Centra.
The seniors eventually returned to action on Saturday evening following an unwanted seven week summer break, their last game being the win over Burt when they visited the Park on July 12th.
The under 16s went down to a heavy loss in their first round first leg tie against Naomh Conaill, in Fr Tierney Park. The lads now face the prospect of having to get a win in Glenties next Monday, 8th September in order to keep their championship hopes alive.
Captains and fixtures have been announced for the 2014 Bakery cup. Details are as follows. Teams - Captain - Evan McTernan
Shane Gillespie, Damian Webber, Donagh McGowan, Colm McGloin, Jake Foley, Ciaran Hodgins, Mitchell McLoughlin, Dáire Warren, Calum Ayres, Cian Barden, Eugene Doherty, JJ Goan, Adam Rami & Aaron Peach.Captain - Michael McKenna, Senan Rooney, Frankie McGinley, Ryan McDonald, Mark Gettins, Jack McSharry, Corey Ryan, Shane Brady, Daniel Dolan, Kyle Murray, Adam Clarke, Kyle McCaffrey, Mark McGlynn, Harry Howarth and Owen Doherty. Captain - Pauric Keenaghan, Tiernan Flood-Dolan, David Doherty, Conal Bradshaw, Jack Melly, Dáire Gallagher, Joe Danagher, Daniel Byrne, Shane Duffy, Jack McCaffrey, Aaron Duffy, Matt Gillespie, Cianan Roper, Mark Gallagher and Caolán Flood-Dolan.Captain - Dylan Gallagher, JC McGarrigle, Adam Hoey, Conor Foy, Calum Doherty-Craig, Rory Gettins, Luca Rivenna, Niall Monaghan, Nathan Kelly, Diarmuid Flood-Dolan, Cian Rooney, Marty McGarrigle, Odhrán McGarrigle, Philip Cassidy and Odhrán Kennedy
The second under 8 skills test of the year takes place at this Friday’s training.
Aodh Ruadh hurlers were defeated 6-17 to 1-5 by MacCumhaill’s in the championship last Saturday. That puts result Aodh Ruadh definitively out of the reckoning.
On Thursday last we had the replay of the minor hurling championship final. Replays normally don’t live up to the first game, but this one was different, as the replay was equally as good a game. On an atrocious night it’s a credit to both teams that they put on such a great display of whole-hearted hurling full of commitment and passion. Aodh Ruadh played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half, but unfortunately didn’t use it to their advantage. There was nothing between the teams when mid-way through the half Aodh Ruadh suffered two bad blows. Brendan Gillespie had to leave the play due to injury and Buncrana scored a fortunate goal direct from a 65. Aodh Ruadh finished the first half strongly but went in trailing at half time 1-6 to 0-5. The weather got worse with the rain getting heavier and the wind rising, but both teams battled away in front of a large enthusiastic crowd. The Ballyshannon lads needed a goal and we nearly got it midway through the second half, but the Buncrana goalie pulled off a brilliant save. Our lads never gave up and two points in injury time for Buncrana put a gloss on the final score line which read 1-11 to 0-7 in favour of the Inishowen men. There was disappointment all round for our lads, but they should be very proud of their achievements this year losing the league final by two points and going to a replay in the Championship final, considering we were missing a number of our main players due to other sporting commitments. Thanks to all our supporters who braved such terrible conditions at a venue which wasn’t suitable for such a prestigious game. The officials who fixed the game for this venue with a pitch not lined, no proper dressing rooms, no shelter for subs or supporters showed very little respect to both teams and their supporters.
On the same night our under 12s lost to St Eunan’s in Letterkenny. The majority of this team is under 10.
After the All-Ireland final line-ups have been completed, it is John Patton Jr and his team, Yes Patsy, who have an almost unasailable lead over the chasing pack on 285 points. Although we all know what can happen to huge odds-on favourites after last weekend’s game in Dublin! In second place is Karol Foley and her team, Biggest Losers, on 248, with Barry Travers and his team, Still The Greatest Reserve, on 244 points. In fourth place is Paul McLoone and his team, Abbey Utd, with 237 points followed in fifth place by John Keon and his Lakeside Boys on 233 points.
Aodh Ruadh extends our best wishes to Club Patron Fr Frank McManus as he departs St Joseph’s for his new posting in Ederney.
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,100. Next week’s draw is for a jackpot of €2,200.
The Kilotto numbers drawn were 6,9,18,24. The jackpot was not won. There were two match 3 winners, Trevor McNern and Maire O’Donnell receive €30 each’s. Next week Jackpot is €2350.
Congratulations to Eoghan ‘Ban’ Gallagher and Hugh McFadden on Donegal minor and senior victories over Dublin.
Well done to the St. Michael’s players Colm McFadden, Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the entire Donegal squad and management on their magnificent victory over Dublin, on Sunday. Well done also to Declan Bonner and the minors on reaching their first ever All-Ireland final.
The deadline to apply for an All Ireland ticket is Monday September 8th at 5 pm.
Apply in writing only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to Nicola Ferry 0863084164, Liam McElhinney 0868611097, Patricia Kelly 0861239435.
There was no Jackpot winner in the mini Lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 5,7,9,10,11,15; the Match 5 winners were Manus Ferry, Hornhead, Liam Ferry, Magheramena and Patricia Kelly, Glen who won €35 each This weeks jackpot will be €6550.
The U-16s played Muff last Friday night in a championship game. Secured an in a tight match.
They also played Macumhails at the Bridge last Monday night and won by two points Their next game should be the league semi final on Friday evening September 5th. The boys are scheduled to play Gweedore at home on Monday evening September the 8th.
The senior ladies played Convoy on Thursday evening in Convoy in the senior ladies league. Final score Red Hugs 2-10 Convoy 1-3
There were a few outstanding performers on the night but it was a fantastic team effort that contributed to the victory. Under the guidance of Brendan O Meara the girls have been improving with every game and realising their full potential.
The under 21 semi final against Naomh Columba has been postponed until further notice.
The under 16 girls played Letterkenny Gaels at home on Friday evening. The final score was Red Hughs 3-11, Letterkenny Gaels 3-8 Scorers on the night were Eimear Gallagher 2-6 Karen Gallen 0-3 Leona Mc Glinchey 0-2 Cathy Callaghan 1-0
The U-16 boys young lads were well beaten by a strong Naomh Colmcille side on Monday evening in the opening game of the championship.
The lotto numbers drawn 7,6,3,5,1,4,2,8. There was no winning sequence. Lucky dip winner of €30 was Hugo Doherty, The Curragh. Next week’s Jackpot is €4350. The 100 club lucky number this weeks was number 79. Liam Doherty, Mounthall receives €100
The club would like to congratulate Stephen McMenamin who played the full 70 minutes against Dublin in Croke Park, on Sunday. He played a massive part in the victory. Mellissa’s day kicks off this Sunday with a 5k fun walk/run at 12.30 registration from 11 am at the clubhouse.
All proceeds will go to the Good As New Galway Cancer Bus. Please come out and support this great cause.
Congratulations to Paddy Byrne and the rest of the county minor squad and indeed to the senior team on magnificent wins in the All Ireland semi-final’s on Sunday, The club was also proudly represented by Louise Doherty in Croke Park,on Sunday, when she played in the Cumann na Bunscoil match at half-time.
The U10 and U12 parish league kicks off this Thursday at 6 pm,
Congratulations to Alex and Enda Gallagher, Teelin on their first prize win in last weeks 50/50 Draw other winners were as follows; €500 - James McGinley, Malinbeg,€300 - Evan O’Donnell Ballard,€200 - Paddy O’Byrne, Malinbeg,Prionsais Maloney Carrick, Oliver Boyle, Garveross, Fr McAteer,€100 -Brendan Doherty, Teelin Road,Jamie McNern, Faugher, Carmel Kelly Cashel, Una O’Gara, Gannew.
Well done to the Donegal senior and minor teams who both defeated Dublin in the All Ireland semi- finals last Sunday. Special mention must go to Stephen and Ryan who both got Man of the Match awards well done and to all involved.
The Under 13’ played Naomh Brid on Wednesday evening last in Ballintra the final score was Cill Chartha 7-6 Naomh Brid 3-7.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,900. This week’s numbers were 10, 15, 21 and 28 winners were: €50-Patrick Boyle(Cullion), €30-Mary McCloskey(Curris) and €20 -Ann Cassidy(Teelin). Lotto Plus numbers 6, 7, 18 and 19 there was no winner.
The lotto numbers for August 26 for Jackpot of €3850 were 3, 8, 6, 2, 5, 4, 1, 7. Brendan Carr matched the first four numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot: €3900.
The improvement works at the training field are now close to being completed, which includes a new lighting system, for winter training, consisting of six poles with three lamps per pole at a cost of €19,860. The club is now seeking sponsorship of €500 per lamp to help cover the cost. Any company, business, group, team, family, or individual interested in sponsoring a lamp or lamps, please contact any committee member by September 26th. Sponsors will be acknowledged, (optional), by displaying their names on a plaque at each pole. As always your continued support is very much appreciated.
A big congratulations to the Donegal squad and especially our own Frank McGlynn on a fantastic six point victory over a heavily fancied Dublin side.
The ladies face Termon in the county championship final this Sunday in Convoy at 1.45 pm. Its a huge game as the girls try to bring home the trophy so everyone has got to get out and support them.
Congratulations to both Donegal senior and minor teams on their wins against Dublin at the weekend. Well done to senior player Declan Walsh who made appearance on Sundays semi-final, the club was also represented by Stephen McLaughlin (Fildara).
We would also like to congratulate Robert Farren member of the backroom team with the Donegal minors on securing their place in an All-Ireland Minor final.
The U13 hosted St Eunan’s on Wednesday evening. The result wasn’t in favour of home team but the team showed great determination by being 12 points down at half time and reducing this to a two point margin at the final whistle.
Well Done to the U-16 team that defeated Glenswilly in the Northern Board Division Two final on Monday evening in Buncrana. With a final score of Malin 1.5 to Glenswilly 0.6.
The winner of the Guess the Score competition from the Donegal versus Dublin match will be included in next week’s notes.
Congratulations to the Donegal senior and minor teams on their semi-final victories over Dublin. This week’s results will be included in next week’s notes. The Lotto is the main regular source of fund-raising 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.
There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8 pm. The seniors are now through to the semi-finals of the championship against Convoy on Saturday (Sept 6th) in Buncrana. Time to be confirmed. Good luck to Danny and the team.
Club Iorras winners for August: €50-Colm Toland, Fahan, €30-Barney Friel, Boston and €20-Edward Mc Laughlin, Tullagh. Thanks to all who support our monthly club Iorras draw.
The MATCH “N” WIN for August 28th numbers drawn were 1, 10, 11 & 19. The €15 winners were Pauric Doherty, Malin Head, Joe Mc Carron, Roxtown, Martine Quinn, Co Galway, Madeline McCrossan, Tornabratley and Monica Doherty, Tul-Na-Ri, Carndonagh. Jackpot next week €660.
Well done to the Donegal GAA senior and minor teams on reaching the All Ireland finals. The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize-€500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football Final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.
The senior hurlers took on Aodh Ruadh, on Saturday evening in Mac Cumhaill Park. We needed a high scoring win to keep us in contention for the championship final. The lads didn’t let us down. They controlled the game from the throw and racked up a very comprehensive scoreline. The final score was Mac Cumhaills 6-17 Aodh Ruadh 1-5.
Well done to Jim and Donegal. It was great to see our man Marty get a run out in Croke Park.
Dont forget the 5k is on this Friday evening at 7.30pm. Registration from 6 pm. Contact Shane Mc Nulty or Alan Martin if you are available for an hour or two.
The U-16s played to St Michaels in the championship. They started well and were leading at half time. Full time was St Michaels 1-17 Mac Cumhaills 4-5.
There was no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 4,16,23 and 29. There were 2 match 3 winners. Tanya McGettigan and Mary Tobin receive €75 each. Jackpot remains at €10,000.