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Letterkenny Gaels v CLG BnaG
Pairc na Gael, Sunday @ 11am & 12.30pm
Our Seniors and Reserves play their second last games of the season
this Sunday away to Letterkenny Gaels. As it comes down to the wire
for the Seniors they will be looking for a big 2 points in their quest
for promotion and all support to make the short trip to Letterkenny
would be much appreciated. The Reserves will be looking to bounce back
from their defeat to Naomh Brid at the weekend and keep themselves in
contention for the Reserve title. Throw in times are at the early
times of 11am for Reserves and 12.30 for the Seniors due to the Senior
Championship Final at 4pm
Gaelic4Mothers & Others National Blitz*
Good luck to our G4M&O team travel to the Naomh Mearnog Club in
Portmarnock for the annual G4M&O Blitz this Saturday.
CLG BnaG v Fanad Gaels
TBC, Tuesday 20th @ TBC
Our U16 Ladies will take on neighbours Fanad Gaels in a playoff to
determine who advances to the County Final. Time and venue for next
Tuesdays day are yet to be announced but all support would be greatly
Parish League Final*
The Finals of U8 and U10 Parish Leagues will take place this Friday
evening at 5.30 sharp. Hope everyone can be there to support the
children for the final night of games this year. Presentations will
take place afterwards on the pitch and refreshments will then be
served in the clubhouse.
Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Replay*
CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 2-7
The Seniors took another step towards promotion with a big two points
over Naomh Brid on Saturday. They didn’t get off to an ideal start
however when shortly after Cathal Mc Gettigan opened the scoring with
a free but the Ballintra men nipped in for a goal after 3 minutes
despite some last ditch blocks from Paddy Peoples and Gary Merritt.
There were few scores in the opening quarter but it was Naomh Brid who
got the next point before Pauric Curley got one for Na Galloglaigh
after 17. Curley was involved again a minute later when he won a
breaking ball off Luke Barrett to set Christopher Barrett away on a
one on one with the keeper and he coolly finished to the bottom
corner. Joey Cullen almost added a second goal a minute after that but
his effort was well saved for a 45. From the resultant 45 McGettigan
took it short to Gavin Grier who put it over the bar to put the blues
2 points up. This was certainly a purple patch for the lads as after
22 Gary Merritt scored a sublime score off his left foot and after 23
Kyle Black scored a lovely point from distance. Na Galloglaigh never
really pushed on from this despite their dominance and it was the
Ballintra men who got the last score of the half to leave it 1-5 to
1-2 at the break. The boys had been wasteful of possession throughout
the half and just hadn’t quite got firing on all cylinders yet. Naomh
Brid got the opening point of the half but this was quickly responded
to by points from Kyle and Chippie before another Brid point on 43.
McGettigan put another point between the sides before scoring a goal
for himself after 45. Substitute Adam Serrinha, who done very well
after replacing Jonny Logue, blocked a clearance before chipping the
ball to McGettigan who didn’t have to break stride before finishing to
the corner. Naomh Brid pointed just before Darragh Black got his name
on the scoresheet but the margin was reduced to just 4 points after 51
minutes when Ballintra ghosted in for a goal. This made for a more
nervy finale then it needed to be as Na Galloglaigh had been on top in
almost all areas of the field. Serrinha found himself through to
almost put 7 between the sides again before his heels were clipped and
a Naomh Brid defender received a black card. Luke Barrett scored the
free to put 5 between the sides. Naomh Brid scored 2 late points but
the 2 points that matter go to Na Galloglaigh who are now 5 points
clear of Burt in second, although they have 2 games in hand. The boys
should have won this game today more comfortably and were well on top
in defence, possession, and chances created, but just lacked that
clinical edge they have shown all year that they are capable of.
Nevertheless a win is a win and thats all that will matter from the
last 2 games of the season either. Next fixture for the boys is away
to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday 18th October. Team: Sean Gallagher,
Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin Grier (0-1),
Enda McHugh, Darragh Black (0-1), Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (0-1),
Kyle Black (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Jonny Logue, Paddy Peoples,
Cathal McGettigan (1-2) Christopher Barrett (1-1). Subs: Adam Serrinha
for Logue (37m), Tj Evesson, Paul Grier, Kane Barrett, Patrick Ferry
CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 3-11
The Reserves hopes of a Division 3 Reserve league title took a big
blow on Saturday when they went down by 4 points to Naomh Brid. They
got off to a great start when Dylan Hegarty found the net after 2
minutes and were well on top in the opening exchanges but didn’t
reflect that on the scoreboard. Naomh Brid scored a goal in the last
minute of normal time in the half to leave just 2 between them at the
half, 1-5 to 1-3. Na Galloglaigh got off to another good start in the
second half when Kieran Gorman got himself a goal after 33 minutes,
but there was an instant reply from Naomh Brid as they went up the
field to score a goal themselves. Again the boys had been playing well
but were guilty of not taking chances. Naomh Brid went ahead after 38
and left Na Galloglaigh with a lot to do when they got their third
goal after 42. With the boys 4 points down and battling hard against a
resilient Ballintra outfit Dean Burgess made himself a great goal in
injury time chance but his effort unfortunately went narrowly wide.
The boys didn’t do themselves justice on the day against a harder
working Naomh Brid side and will be relying on other results to go
their way if they are to win the title. Team: Gavin McFadden, Barry
McNulty, Cormac Friel, Ryan Ferry (0-1), Paul Grier (0-1), Dean
Burgess, Kieran Gorman (1-1), Anthony Fisher (0-1), Caolan Mc Gettigan
(0-3), Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Dylan Hegarty (1-1), Patrick
Ferry. Subs: Emmet Conaghan for McNulty (5m), Caolan Bolton and Ciaran
McHugh for Trearty and Hegarty (HT), Paddy Mc Carron and Martin Doyle
for Conaghan and R. Ferry (40m), Conall McFadden
Our U16 Girls are through to a playoff with Fanad Gaels to decide who
advances into the County Final. Date and venue for this game is yet to
U12 Girls Parish League
The U12 Girls Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm with the
Final scheduled for Friday 16th at 6pm
This week’s lotto numbers were 2-10-12-13. No jackpot winner, 2 drawn
winners, win €35 each. Jim Gormally and Vincent Ferry. Next weeks
Jackpot is €1,220. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the
comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App.
Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options
available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over
to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles
overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.
Seniors - Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)
Senior Ladies - Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
Minors - Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)
U16s - Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)
U16 Ladies - Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
U14 Ladies - Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).
U12 Mixed - Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage
teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now
due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download
the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty.
The benefits of joining the database are:
- Full family membership for 2015 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw
Lotto Sellers Required
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and
Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on
For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com,
follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on
www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website
CLG BnaG Club Gear
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of
these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders
can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751.
Both our senior and reserves were defeated by Buncrana at the weekend.
Fixtures for upcoming matches will be posted on Facebook.
With only one week remaining until the curtains are drawn on the
Letterkenny Gaels production of Widow’s ‘Paradise, rehearsals are
continuing and the anticipation is building for the Paddy O’Connor
produced comedy which will be staged at the club house from 21st-25th
Tickets priced at €10 can be obtained from the following businesses;
Swilly Group, Murrays Pharmacies Ramelton, Arena 7, George Sweeny’s
Shop, Thomas Keys Shop, Blacks Shop Lr. Main Street & The Silver
Tassie Hotel & Spa or from cast members or Gaels Club members.
The U-13 footballers had a good win over Urris on Sunday past and have
topped their league. Training continues on Wednesday and Friday’s from
Good luck to all our U-8 & U-10 Hurlers and Camogs who travel to Croke
Park on Monday to take part in the Centra Choice of Champions hurling
& camogie event.
Camogie training resumes on Friday 6th November at the LYIT Sports
Hall from 6 - 6.45pm. Contact 086 8163505 for information.
Indoor football for the underage teams starts on Friday 6th November
at the Aura from 7.30 - 8.30pm. Contact 087 2282386 for information.
Tickets for the GAA National Draw will be on sale soon. This is a
great way of raising much needed funds for the club. Tickets will be
available from club members.
Sympathy is extended to Sean Mc Brearty and the extended family on the
passing of Sean’s father Con Mc Brearty, Kilcar. Ar dheis de go raibh
For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook
page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael
Our seniors made the long trip to Malin on Saturday and were well
defeated by the home side 4-14 to 0-10 was the final result we were
missing a number of first team players and this defeat ends our hopes
of retaining the division one title, our reserves moved top of their
league following a 1-16 to 1-06 win also in Malin both teams are at
home to Four Masters on Saturday reserves are on at 3:30pm and seniors
Monthly Club Meeting on Monday night the 19th October in The Tea Rooms Towney
Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta
Mar eolas duit níor himríodh Cluichí Ceannais Comórtas Peile na
Gaeltachta in Ard a’ Ratha ar an 1ú Meitheamh de bharr na haimsire.
Seo iad na ath-shocruithe don Satharn, 24ú Deireadh Fómhair in Ard a’
Sóisir: 12.45 Na Dúnaibh v Oileáin Arann agus Sinsir: 14.30 Cill
Chartha v Naomh Conaill
Béidh na cluichí a chraoladh beo ar Raidio na Gaeltachta. Béidh na
cluichí le feiceáil beo ar TG4. The All Ireland Gaeltacht final has
been confirmed for Saturday 24thOctober at 14:30pm and will be
broadcast live on TG4.
Hard luck to our Under 16’s who were defeated 2-07 to 3-11 in the
county semi-final by a strong St Eunans side in Dungloe it has been a
great year for the lads and well done for all they have achieved in
fact it’s been a strong season all round by our underage teams well
done to all. Our Under 13s play Naomh Columba in the division 2
semi-final in Ardara at 7:45pm this Tuesday.
Ten Week Development Draw
Our annual Ten Week Development Draw starts on Sunday October 25th
with €25,000 in prizes over the ten weeks, tickets will be on sale
locally from any committee member or you can buy online via the club
website, this is a vital fundraiser for the club so please support.
Scor Na Nog
Scor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. It would be
lovely to see as many young people as possible taking part this year
to represent their club. If anyone would like to give a helping hand
to organise the event your help would be greatly appreciated. The
following acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental
Group, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or text
There was one winner of the Club Lotto Plus Jackpot of €200, Donna
Carr, Main Street, Kilcar was the winner the Club Jackpot is now
€5,100 numbers drawn on Sunday were 4, 13, 15 and 22. Lotto Plus
numbers 2, 5, 9 and 13.
No winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,600 on 45
numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Theresa Gallagher, €80 Marie
Cunningham, Margaret McShane, €70 Tom Campbell, Marion Boyle, Mary
Carr, Sadie McShane, Ann Lowther, Kathleen Kearney, Brid Kennedy, Brid
McCallaig and Nollaig Gillespie.
Congratulations from all at CLG Cill Chartha to Michelle and Kevin
Lowther and Laura and Ronan McCloskey on the births of their new
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and
friends of Con Brady, Churchtown who sadly passed away recently. Ar
dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.
For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can
also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA
Senior Men The senior lads left heartbroken after losing out to Naomh
Ultan in the Junior A final replay in Mc Cumhaill Park On Saturday
evening. The Naomh Ultan lads started on the front foot and took the
game to out lads from the first whistle. They were 1-2 to no score up
after only 11 minutes of the first half. The Reds struggled to get
into the game and missed a few chances to get on the score sheet. The
Dunkineely men added another point to go 1-3 to no score ahead. It was
in injury time that the Reds got a life line. A free from Damien
dropped short and fumbled by the full back. Pauric Mc Menamin was
first to react and punched the ball into the net. That was to be the
last action of the first half. Half time score was Red Hughs 1-0 Naomh
The second half was only 4 minutes old when disaster struck once more,
a high ball into the box was not dealt with and ended up falling
kindly to a Dunkineely forward and he finished it to the net to go 2-3
to 1-0 in front again. The Dunkineely men were reduced to 14 men in
the 8th minute of the second half for a second yellow card offence.
The Reds then upped the ante and pushed forward. A point from Damien
Brown and another from Dylan Irwin started the revival. A well taken
goal then from Calvin Bradley narrowed the gap to a single point as
the Reds started to boss the game. With ten minutes to go the game
became stop start with injuries on both sides. This broke the momentum
that the Reds had going. The Naomh Ultan lads scored another point to
open the gap to 2 points. But the Reds kept plugging away Damien
scored a long range point to bring it back to a one point game on the
stroke of 30 minutes played. With 4 minutes injury time to play it was
frantic stuff. Three minutes into injury Johnny Carlin scored the best
point of the game knocking over a long range point from the outside of
his left foot to tie the game up. Naomh Ultan had one last attack and
earned themselves a 45 that was struck over by there centre half back.
The Dunkineely lads one the kick out and held the ball until the
referee sounded the final whistle to break the hearts of the Red Hughs
lads. The Final Score was Red Hughs 2-5 Naomh Ultan 2-6.
Under 13 Girls
Well done to the Red Hughs u13s girls beating Dungloe on Saturday to
reach the Championship final. It was a great team performance.
Thanks to all the supporters who came to cheer on the girls and to the
parents for refreshments afterwards.
The final will take place this Sunday in Donegal Town where they will
play Naomh Columba Throw in 12.15pm Best of luck to the girls and
Training this week on Thursday at 6.15pm.
Well done to the Red Hughs girls who got through for the Donegal
Ladies Development squads after a few weeks off trials. u13s Aimee
Callaghan, Maddison White and U15s Eimear Gallagher.
The club extend their sympathy to the Paton Family Dromore and the Mc
Glinchey family Magherabouy on their recent family bereavements. May
Roy and Susie rest in peace.
Congratulations to our U13 girls as they head off to the County Final
on Sunday. Well done to Frankie Greene, Donna Ní Cheallaigh, Alison
McGready and all the girls on their success to date!
MINOR BOARD Presentation Night will take place on Friday 23rd October
at 7.30pm. in the Clubhouse. A special guest will be in attendance!
LADIES PRESENTATION NIGHT: Ladies Presentation night will be held on
Friday 30th October at 7.00pm at the Clubhouse. The Donegal Ladies
Captain, Katy Herron, will be presenting the awards.
AGM: Ladies Board AGM is on Friday 6th November at 7.00pm at the Clubhouse.
SCOR na nOG: With Scór Na Nog due to take place in the coming weeks,
we are looking out for talent to represent our club. The following
acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental Group,
Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. If anyone would
like to participate or get involved in any way, please contact Ann
Marie Sheerin on 087 2749158.
Brian McCabe would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported his
recent Quiz night; to all the businesses who donated spot prizes and
to everyone who came along on the night. Brian has raised 810 euro so
far for Crumlin Childrens Hospital. All that’s left to do now is run
the marathon. Well done Brian.
ST MARY’S CONVOY
6-10-15 Club Lotto 9 people with 2 counties. Counties were TE, OY,
LK, AH Next week jackpot €2600
Five people will get €20 each. Rosleen Houston , Alison Wilson ,John
lynch, Marian Prunty , Seamus O Donnell Convoy.
Ladies Training on Friday @7.30 and Game on Sunday V Aodh Rua
G4M&0 at 8.15 on Wed
U 13 boys training as Norm Well on done on your super win over R.Emmets
U 13 Girls training as Norm Well Done to The Girls on a super
Performance on Sat away to Termon B . The Girls now take part in U13
girls finals Day at Four Masters, Donegal Town on Sunday 18th October
at 1.30 v Killybegs.
Underage Training Fri 6-7 All Coaches please attend as our number are
big and we Need ALL our Coaches out .Our U 10 Squad had been invited
to take part in a Blitz on Sat Morning Details at Training on Friday
Reserve Men away to Carndonagh at the weekend .
Sunday marks the biggest day in the club football calendar as we head
for MacCumhaill Park to take on Naomh Conaill in the Senior county
final. Throw in is at 4pm.
Congratulations to the U-16 boys football team who turned in a fine
performance to defeat Kilcar 3-11 to 2-07 and qualify for the county
final. The boys now face MacCumhaill’s in the final, this Saturday at
4pm in Convoy, all support welcome.
Well done also to the U-13 girls team who defeated MacCumhaill’s in
their county semi final at the weekend. The county final final takes
place in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny at 11.45am this Sunday against
Aodh Ruadh. Please come out and support the girls.
The Senior footballers, fielding a very young side, were defeated by
St. Michael’s in their league match at the weekend 5-11 to 0-14.
Well done to the U-13 hurlers who had two more wins over the weekend,
beating Na Magha and Kevin Lynch’s.
The U-13 footballers defeated Naomh Padraig, Muff 3-15 to 2-07 while
the Dev. side beat Burt 3-14 to 4-10.
The Club secured provisional confirmation of an €80,000 grant under
the Sports Capital programme last week, which will go towards the
installation of a floodlit artificial playing surface development at
O’Donnell Park grounds. Many thanks to Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh and
Minister Joe McHugh for their help and support in securing these vital
funds. Thanks also to Niall Doherty, Pauric McDaid and everyone who
assisted the club with our application.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the cleanup at the
Clubhouse at the weekend.
Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg should contact the
club Cultural Officer, Fergus McGee. Phone: 086 85 44445 or by e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org Full details on the Club website and Facebook
The Hurling Academy is currently on a break but will return in
November, indoors at the Aura Leisure Centre. Full details to follow.
The Century Cinemas Football Academy is on Sundays at 11am. New
members are always welcome to both academies. For more information,
please contact Ciaran Maguire, 087 4133372, Eugene Duffy, 086 8430240
or Eunan O’Donnell 087 6775637.
The Clubhouse at O’Donnell Park is now available to book for parties,
functions, etc. Contact Niall on 086-3062893 for further
This week’s lotto numbers will be issued by club email as soon as available.
The club’s monthly meeting takes place this Thursday evening in
McCready’s starting at9pm.
Good luck to Martin Regan and neighbours Naomh Conaill in this
weekend’s championship final. From all at the club.
The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers
drawn were 4,5,17 & 20. No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips
receive €50 Jennifer Laughlin, Leitir & Fiachra Mcgettigans,
Derrylaconnell.The jackpot remains at €9000.
Huge congratulations to our U13 girls team on getting to the county
final, The Final is being Played this Sunday at 12:15pm in Donegal
town against Red Hughs So best of luck to our wee Ladies and
Management team of Laura Cunnea, Bernadette Carr & Sarah Mc Morrow.
Good luck also to our u13 boys team who face kilcar in Ardara on
Tuesday in The Semi Final at 7:45pm
At the time of going to press there was no other Fixtures but keep an
eye on facebook for all the updates as and when they happen.
Last week’s Bingo winners
€60 Maire Gillespie; €80 Martina byrne; €100 Mary Diver;
Next week’s Snowball is €1,020 Jack the Joker is €530
10 week fundraising draw Results
Fully Paid up members Draw, €250 winners,
Majella & Aidan Mc Ginley;
€1000, Mary Boyle, Errigal Seafood
€400, Ollie & Adalene Mockler, Teelin
€200, Steven Jones, Gannew
€200, Melaine Mc Gill, Straleel
€200, Colm Mc Shane, Teelin
County final weekend is upon us, Our 1990 heroes are being honoured at
The bus leaves Carrick at 12pm on Sunday.
The Club ties can be got from Kevin Mc Ginley, Dessie Beag Cunningham
and Kevin Doherty.
For more information keep an eye on facebook for more info.
Our Club lotto hits €2,700 this week so please support it.
There was no winner of this week’s Gaa lotto, the numbers drawn out
were 6-14-18-25 and the 2x€50 went to Mamie Coyle, Tangavane and
Caoimhe Mc Callaig, Lacklea. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,400.
The 4th club 200+ draw took place on the 6/10/15 an the winners were
€500 Phil & Ann Gallagher(phildy) and 5x€100 Patrick Gill Mennalargan,
Pauline Doherty Mennahalla, Sean Mc Monagle Fintown, Mary Boyle
Stracastle, John Byrne Teelin c/o Vinny. Congratulations to all the
winners and the next draw will take place on the 3rd November.
Naomh Conaill would like to thank all our sponsors, sellers and
everyone who bought tickets for the Harvest fair draw and the draw
took place in Leos Bar on Saturday 10th October.1st prize Heifer
Martin Regan Jnr Glenties, 2nd prize Pure bred Texel ram lamb Hugh
Eamonn Boyle Glen rd, 3rd prize €300cash Breda Wright Fintown, 4th
prize 10bags Coal Denis Mc Gill Glenties, 5th prize Hamper Kevin
Keeney Tullyhonver, 6th prize €100 oil voucher Jimmy Mc Kelvey
Fintown, 7th prize €50 travel voucher Martina Mc Devitt Glen Road, 8th
prize 1year wheelie bin collection Colin Bonner Glenties.
Good luck to Martin, Cathal and all the Naomh Conaill Senior team who
will take on St Eunans in the RTE RaIdio Na Gaeltachta final on Sunday
the 18th October in Mac Cumhaill Park Ballybofey at 4pm.
Well done to our u13 girls on their victory over Muff. A great display
of football from this mighty wee team. Another County Final to add to
the wee clubs’ books.
What a great end to a brilliant season for our senior ladies team,
well done to our senior ladies, Hughie and Pat. On behalf of our
senior ladies, the management and ladies board we would just like to
take this opportunity and thank our sponsors, family and our
supporters who came out and braved all sorts of weather conditions
(this year lol) to cheer us on, your support was greatly appreciated
by the team and management.
REALT NA MARA BUNDORAN
Bunotto Results 9/10/15
There was no Jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 2, 3,
6, 11, 20.The 3 x € 50 winners were Maeve McGrath Belcoo Co Fermanagh.
Dessie McCormack Annaghmore Co Armagh. Aoibhe O Donnell West End
Bundoran.Next weeks Jackpot will be € 1800. We thank everyone for
their continued support of our Bunotto each week.
Well done to Adam McGlone Adam Gallagher and Mason Collins who lined
out for the South Donegal U14 team last weekend.
U16 training continues on Mondays and Thursdays at the usual times.
Bord na nOg
A bag packing day to raise funds for Bord na nOg will take place in
Cosgroves Supervalu on Saturday 31st October. It is hoped as many
parents of underage children as possible will give an hour of their
time to lend a hand with this important fundraiser. It is also hoped
that the Annual Bord na nOg Social will take place in November .
Seniors and Reserves
Both teams travelled to Cloughaneely on Saturday evening last. An
understrength Reserves side lost out comprehensively by 4-7 0-2 with
our only two scores of the game coming from minors Timmy Govorov and
Niall Carr. The Seniors continued their winning ways with an
impressive second half display. Going in at halftime level 0-5 each
two Jamie Brennan goals saw them run out comfortable winners on a 2-12
1-8 scoreline.Next weekend sees both teams host Sean McCumhaills in
their penultimate league fixture.
We now know our Intermediate Final opponents following Naomh
Colmcille’s impressive win over Fanad Gaels in Sunday’s replay.The
game is scheduled for Sunday October 25th but no time or venue has
been confirmed yet.We now encourage everyone to get behind the lads
by displaying the club colours at their homes and businesses.Flags and
bunting can be purchased at Sweeney Todds .
Co Final Programme
Any person or business wishing to get an advert in Co Final Programme
could they contact Brendan Ruane 086 3366505. €25 quarter page €50
half page and €100 full page
Anyone wishing to get matters included in the club notes could they
please email them to the club PRO by Sunday night @
NA CEALLA BEAGA
This week’s Kilotto numbers were 1,6,7,20 There was no Jackpot winner.
Next weeks Jackpot is at €5,250. There were 2 match 3 winners,
Margaret Cunningham, Tullid and Rose McBrearty, Harbour View Drive.
There was no winner of the bingo Jackpot. Next weeks bingo jackpot is
at €3.050 on 45 no.’s. Bingo on every Monday night at 9pm in the
SATURDAY - Reserves and Seniors home to St.Nauls at 3.30pm and 5.00pm
SUNDAY- U13 girls COUNTY FINAL V St.Marys, Convoy at 2pm in Tir
Conaill Park, Donegal town.
Best of luck to Andrew Mullin on Sunday as is will be the man in the
middle for the Senior Championship Final!
Well done to Naomh Ultan on winning the Junior County Final.
Thanks to everyone who organised and helped out with the Jamsie Boyle
Memorial Tournament on Sunday, it was a lovely day with some great
Thank you to Seamus McGowan of Daytona Heavy Haulage Ltd who recently
sponsored tops for the Under 16 girls team.
Anyone who would like to participate in Irish classes please contact
Patricia Murrin, our Irish and Cultural Officer, on 0873119020, if
Aodh Ruadh bounced back from IFC elimination it ideal fashion with a
resounding 5-19 to 3-5 league win over Urris. A comprehensive win and
an impressive performance from Aodh Ruadh. In defence Niall Harley
shone from the start, with Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran also making good
use of the ball. Nathan Boyle continued his good form from the IFC
semi-final here with an acrobatic, all-action display of fetching,
kicking and prompting. Diarmaid McInerney was on fire and was good
value for his hat trick haul. Seamus Kane, Sticky Ward and David
McGurrin made life a pure misery for the Urris defence, finishing with
2-7 between them and creating about the half as much again for others.
We have a full match report and pictures from the game up
Packie McGrath will be looking for his men to maintain the momentum
this week as Aodh Ruadh head to Bridgetown chasing points against
Naomh Bríd to maintain the pressure on Burt and Milford in division
three’s top two places. The senior game throws-in at Páirc Naomh Bríd
at 5pm and is preceded by the reserves at 3.30pm.
Our Ballyshannon Shoe Company Indoor Winter Leagues got off to a
rip-roaring start on Friday last with 36 under 8s giving it their all
in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille. The Saints top the league
after the first set of round robins, but it’s still very much all to
play for this Friday on the final night of the under 8 league. We are
playing from 6pm to 8pm with the second set of round robins followed
by shield semi-final and final and then the cup final. Medals and
trophies presented afterwards. Because we will be in the hall for two
hours each night there will be a charge of €4 per head to cover the
cost of the hall. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no
other footwear allowed. Remember, great quality footwear available at
our indoor league sponsors, Ballyshannon Shoe Company! The under 10
and under 12 indoor leagues will work on a similar format with the
under 10 league running off on Friday October 23rd and Friday October
30th, while the under 12 league will take place on Friday 6th November
and Friday 13th November. We have some pictures from last Friday’s
action in the league up in the aodhruadh.org image gallery.
There is a Bord na nÓg meeting on Wednesday 14th October. This will be
our last monthly meeting before our AGM, so a big turnout is requested
from all committee members.
Aodh Ruadh under 13 girls booked their place in the county final
against Saint Eunan’s with a late late show against Buncrana in Father
Tierney Park last Saturday. The Shamettes got off to the perfect start
with shooting star Bridín Maguire hitting the net. Aodh Ruadh were on
top for long periods of the half and there were further first half
goals from Eimear O’Brien and Roisín Daly as Aodh Ruadh went in at the
break leading 3-2 to 2-0. However the Inishowen girls upped the ante
significantly after the interval. They raided for two quick goals
before poaching their fifth of the day as Ballyshannon pressed to pull
back the deficit. After that the Shamettes peppered the Buncrana goals
with shots, but the Inishowen side put on a magnificent rearguard
action and it looked very much like Aodh Ruadh were going to draw a
blank from this tie. However with five minutes left Bridín Maguire hit
a brilliant individual goal before bravely winning the penalty which
put Ballyshannon back in front. After that the floodgates opened and
the scores flowed for Aodh Ruadh. Roisín Daly and Ella Clancy added
further goals as Buncrana were reeling. That scoring spree proved
important as Buncrana hit a further 1-2 in the six minutes of added
time to show their fighting qualities. Bridín Maguire was Aodh Ruadh’s
player of the game with an outstanding attacking display, but this was
a win built around the defence and midfield Leah Travers, Síofra
Hughes, Lucy McGlynn, Aisling Gallagher and Caitlin McGarrigle were
all superb in defence while the midfield pairing of Ella Clancy and
Caoimhe Keon covered every blade of grass on the pitch in an immense
display. Up front Bridín Maguire got great help from Eimear O’Brien
and Katie O’Brien . The county final will be this coming weekend, but
at the time of writing we still had no firm information on day, venue
Best of luck to Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurlers who are up against
a strong Coláiste Fierste team in the Casement Shield quarter-final in
the Tyrone Centre of Excellence at Garvaghey this Thursday.
Advertise in Father Tierney Park
The Club wishes to review and update the advertising hoardings at the
Father Tierney Park. Each member of the Club Committee is asked to
sell one hoarding before November 10th. Details will be provided to
club committee members in the coming week. Any business or
organisation wishing to take a hoarding can make direct contact with
of the club’s Park and Development Committee Officers, Tom Daly, John
Magee, Conal Gallagher, David McLoone or Peter Conlon.
Abbey Centre Bingo
Last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was won by Mrs Teresa Anderson of
Cashelard. The snowball prize was not won, so now stands at €250 on 48
numbers or less. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey
Centre. Books priced at just €10. The bingo team are requesting help
from any volunteers happy to give up a couple of hours on the
occasional Friday night, as the workload is falling on the shoulders
of just a few. Anybody willing to help should contact David McLoone at
087-7760172, Conal Gallagher at 086-2112812, or Patsy Quinn at
Club kit for Christmas
We still have official club shorts available to order. They are
O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while
adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38) cost €22. We have samples
available. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our
navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale for Christmas
order. We have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages
9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the
Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We
are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh
crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check
outsamples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further
details call Chris on0868813553.
Aodh Ruadh Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,500.
The winning numbers drawn were 1, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 18. In the lucky
dip €20 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; Jack Lyons, East Rock;
Liam McGowan, Cloghore; Teresa Herron, Bishop Street; and Barney
Cullen, Cluain Barron.. Next draw in McGinley’s with a Jackpot of
€1,600 on Sunday at 8.30pm.
The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.
You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To
subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or
e-mail your request to email@example.com.
Seniors Win All County League Division 1
Congratulations to the seniors who recorded a comprehensive victory
over St. Eunans in Letterkenny on Saturday last to win Division 1 of
the All county league, winning the Democrat Cup. This is the first
senior all county title for the club, well done the team and
management who have been in brilliant form all year in the league. The
club also won a Donegal Senior Gaeltacht Title some years ago.
Both teams are away to Malin on this Saturday evening with the throw
ins 3pm and 4.30pm.
Annual GAA Draw
St. Michael’s club personnel will be coming around with the annual GAA
Draw Tickets in the next fortnight.
The tickets cost €10 each and you will be entered into three separate
draw-club, county and national.
The first prize is a car. Please support your local GAA Club as this
is our only fundraiser this year.
St. Michael’s Mini Lotto €5950 this week
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday
night last; The numbers drawn were 1,3,5,7,9,18. There were four
Match 5 Winners Geraldine Alcorn Hornhead, Grace Alcorn Figart
Dunfanaghy, James Gunn Ard Cois Locha Creeslough and Margo McLean
Magheramena Dunfanaghy who won €25 each. This weeks Jackpot be €5950.
The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s
Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia,
Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for
their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much
Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough
and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on
Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also
be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .
Drive Home in Style From The Bingo in Creeslough
You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo
Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a
house on 45 nos or less. Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic
number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five
numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball
is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn
out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. In addition every
House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks
Jackpot is €5950. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday
evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre. The €150 on the
snowball game at the Bingo session on Sunday night last was won by Ann
Lafferty Creeslough. This weeks Snowball will be €2020.
This week’s 50 Club winners were: €65 Sarah Ann Ferry Murroe, €35
Stephen McElhinney Magheramena and €25 Bridget Sweeney Magheramena.
Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear
in children and adult sizes.
Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.
St. Michaels Minor Board
All players must be registered to take part in training or play games.
To registrar contact your manager or Suzi Roarty on 087 2849214.
Thank you to all those who donated cups and mugs which is greatly
appreciated, however we could still do with more donations please.
The under 10’s held their last training session on Tuesday 13th
October last and are now finished for the year, thanks to all the
coaches who took part and the parents for their support throughout the
If anyone interested in taking part in scor please contact St.
Michael’s Scor Officer Nikita Doherty on 0872668252.
Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of
Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional
past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with
the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture while
offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent
their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of
Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music,
Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and
Set Dancing. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór Na
nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsear, for those over 17.
Just like the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships clubs
taking part in Scór must first take part in a county championship. The
winners go on to the provincial championship and then the All-Ireland
It is interesting to note the All Ireland Scór champions are presented
with their medals by the President of the GAA, winners are All-Ireland
Champions in their own right in the same way as All-Ireland Senior
Football or Hurling Final winners!
Ba iad Réalt na Mara, Bun Dobhrán, na cuairteoirí go Páirc Naomh
Fionán Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Bhí an bhuaidh ag foireann tacaíochta
Chloich Cheann Fhaolo 4-07 |0-02.
Bhí foireann laídir ag Bun Dobhráin sa chluiche shinsireach. Ní raibh
mórán idir na foirne sa chéad leath. Ach thug Réalt na Mara
taispeántas breá sa dara leath agus bhain said 2-12|1-08.
It was a top of the table clash as Cloughaneely hosted Realt Na Mara
at Páirc Naomh Fionán on Saturday evening last; however it was the
intermediate finalists who clinched the coveted 2 points. The first
half progressed on a point for point basis with the score ending all
square at the half time whistle at 5 points apiece. Shaun McGarvey
contributing 4 points to Cloughaneely’s first half tally, with John
Fitzgerald clinching their 5th. Christy Keaney and Tommy Hourihan were
the sharp shooters for the visitors in the opening half.
The 2nd half proved to be a much different affair with Bundoran making
their intention clear from throw-in; which saw the ball find its way
to star player Jamie Brennan who expertly put away Bundoran’s first
goal of the game. Bundoran drove forward from that point and, thanks
the duo of Keaney and Hourihan, rattled over an additional 5 points
without response. Despite some great defensive work from
Cloughaneely’s Ciaran McGeady and some great runs from substitute
Ciaran McFadden, Cloughaneely failed to have their 2nd half efforts
registered on the scoreboard until the 49th minute thanks to a Darren
McGeever free; which was quickly followed up by a point from Eugene
McGuire. In the 22nd minute a Cloughaneely ball found its way into the
goal mouth and, amidst a flurry of black and amber jerseys,
Cloughaneely’s Paul Sweeney managed to get a touch to the ball to
guide it into the net to register a much needed goal for Cloughaneely.
Darren Ferry hit the home-sides final point of the game in the 25th
minute. Bundoran’s 2nd half scoring frenzy had not yet come to an end
and the final 5 minutes saw Jamie Brennan contribute an additional
goal after another great run as well as adding a 2nd point to his
tally. A final point from Paul Brennan was slotted over just before
the full time whistle.
CCF: Shaun McClafferty, Cian McFadden, Kevin McFadden, Ciaran McGeady,
Eugene McGuire (0-01), Paddy Cannon, Lee O’Brien, Paul Sweeney (1-0),
Darren McGeever (0-01, 1F), Darren Ferry (0-01), Shaun McGuire, Kevin
Mulhern, John Harley, Shaun McGarvey (0-04, 2F), John Fitzgerald
There will be an adult fancy dress disco with Dj Ed held in Óstan Loch
Áltan on Saturday Oct 31st! Promises to be a great night! Doors open
at 11 PM and prize for best dressed on the night!
Please find us on facebook and follow us on twitter (@clgcloughaneely)
for regular updates on what’s going on in the club as well as live
Many thanks to all who entered into and supported our Pouletpoo
competition! Special thanks to Danny Curran for supplying the chickens
for the event! The lucky square was 23 and we had 3 winners – John
Cannon (Gweedore Bar), Denis P Coll (Meenlaragh), and Hugo McFadden
who won €100 each, congratulations!
The coaching academy for 4-7 year old boys and girls continues on
Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park from 11am to 12:30pm. The academy
coaches the basics of hurling, camogie and football alongside drills
in agility, balance and co ordination. Thanks goes to all the TY’s,
parents, coaches and club members that help out each week with the
coaching, administration, car parking and the tea room.
The mini leagues for 4-7 year old’s continues on Wednesday night from
4:45pm to 5:45pm in Tír Cónaill Park. The league consists of small
sided games, new players always welcome.
U12 Boys Football
Training for next years U12 boys football team continues for the next
five weeks on Wednesday night (6pm to 7:15pm) in Tír Cónaill Park. The
club has excellent numbers at this age group with up to 40 boys
attending each week which bodes well for the future.
U13 Girls Football
The U13’s play Glenswilly this Sunday morning at 11am in the County
Final. The game takes place in Tír Cónaill Park, all support welcome
for the girls. There are two other girls finals on afterwards as well
on the pitch.
U13 Boys Football
The U13’s finished fifth in the Southern League after two wins, two
losses and one draw. The lads improved as a team from the start of the
league to the finish, being competitive in all their games.
U14 Boys Football
The U14’s played Kilbeggan from Westmeath last weekend in a challenge
game in Tír Cónaill. Local man and former club player Michael Murphy
manages the Kilbeggan team and was delighted to play his home club in
a game. Thanks goes to Ian McKenna, John Sinclair and the U14 players
for helping ensure game the game happened at short notice.
U16 Boys Football
The U16’s lost out to MacCumhaills 4-13 to 0-11 on Sunday morning in
the County Semi Final in St Mary’s Convoy. The lads didn’t perform to
their capabilities which was the biggest disappointment on the day. A
physically strong MacCumhaills team scored a number of goals and
points from turnovers and mistakes in the first half which left us
chasing the game. Best performers on the day for were Bryan Fegan at
fullback who won the ball ahead of his man on numerous occasions, Ben
Sweeney in the full forward line who did well when the ball was kicked
inside and Colum McDonnell who tried hard throughout. Thanks goes to
all the players, coaches Enda Bonner and Aidan McGroary for their
continued hard work and commitment throughout the year.
Pauric Harvey (U16 manager)
Reserves win well
The reserves didn’t let the disappointment of last week’s championship
county semi-final defeat linger too long producing a strong league
victory against Glenswilly on Saturday. Both squads had players
unavailable so it was a chance for others to shine. Two players in
particular demonstrated to the home team management that maybe they
should have been in the championship team last week, these being Ray
Balougan who had a storming game demonstrating his pace, power and
score-taking to notch 3 very good points. Ryan Muldoon also hit
formscoring six points from wing-forward; 3 placed balls and 3 from
play. However, this was an all-round team performance with Charlie
Gallagher patrolling the defence Conor Rooney and Darren Walsh
controlling midfieldand all six forwards testing the opposition at
every opportunity. Special mention must go to our goalkeeper and
captain on the day Paul Cannon who has had a great season with the
Reserves with his shot-stopping, assuredness under the high ball and
diversity of kick-outs impressive. Glenswilly, with one eye on the
Reserve Championship county final, kept going until the end, but it
was the Masters day.
Paddy Muldoon (Reserve coach)
Seniors defeat Glenswilly
Four Masters 4.13 Glenswilly 0.06
Four Masters collected 2 valuable league points on Saturday evening
with a convincing win against Glenswilly. Both teams were missing a
number of regulars but served up an excellent game, which wasn’t
decided until the final quarter, when Four Masters scored 2-08 without
Michael Doherty and Sean o’Kennedy were early on the scoring register
with 1-03 between them before Oisin Crawford opened the visitors
account. On 15 minutes an excellent counter attack from Four Masters
resulted in Danny McGarrigle squaring to the busy Sean Meehan to fist
to the net and open a comfortable lead of 2-03 to 0-01 for Four
Masters. Meehan was to go on and have an excellent game. Glenswilly
then responded with 3 on the bounce from Gerard McGrenra, Conor Harkin
and Caolan McFadden, with Michael Doherty also adding to his tally.
Half time 2-04 to 0-04.
Gerard McGrenra was having a great battle with Barry Monaghan and set
up Brian Farrelly to reduce the deficit to 5. Philip O’Donnell had
left his net minding duties at half time to move to the opposite
square and pointed a free after Michael Doherty had added another.
This however was to be Glenswillys final contribution as Four Masters
gave one of their better performances of the season to score 8 points
without reply, added to by 2 goals from Michael Doherty and Dillon
A good all round performance from Four Masters with Ryan Haughey in
particular making some excellent saves to keep another clean sheet.
Conor Breslin, after shining in the reserve game made his senior debut
which will no doubt be one of many senior outings in years to come.
Gerard McGrenra proved that he is still an intelligent player and was
assisted by Leon Kelly and Joe Gibbons in giving good performances for
Four Masters - Ryan Haughey, Daire Quinn, Kevin Breslin, Ryan
O’Donnell, Enda Bonner, Barry Monaghan, Josh Lacey (0-01), Leo McHugh
(0-01), Dillon Muldoon (1-00), Sean O’Kennedy (1-03), Michael Doherty
(1-05), Danny McGarrigle, Raymie McGroary (0-01), Patrick Reid, Sean
Meehan (1-03). Subs used - Conor Breslin, Conor Rooney, Darren Walsh
Glenswilly - Philip O’Donnell (0-01), Ciaran Hunter, Eamon Ward, Gary
McDaid, Oisin Crawford (0-01), Leon Kelly, Conor Harkin (0-01), Joe
Gibbons, Caolan Kelly, Ryan Diver, Gerard McGrenra (0-01), Brian
Farrelly (0-01), Darren McGinley, Caolan McFadden (0-01), Ethan
Lotto numbers for 6/10/2015; Jackpot €1750: 3, 8, 5, ,1 7, 6, ,2 4.
Ann T Gallgher matched 3 numbers and won €60. Next week’s Jackpot:
It is nearly time for the Club Draw in October and we are still short
of our set target in terms of ticket sales. We are therefore asking
anyone who can give even one evening to go out and sell tickets to
contact Sean Bonner on0872608539 or Seamus Herron on 0879195467.
Well done to our Reserves and Seniors who both made good second half
comebacks to beat Naomh Columba on Saturday.
Our 3rds are in action against Glenties this coming Saturday at home
in the league. Throw-in at 5pm.
The senior team created history at O’Donnell Park on Sunday afternoon
when they reached the Intermediate Final for the first time in the
club’s history. A tremendous performance throughout the match gave the
lads a deserved victory with an 11 point margin at the end.
Michael Lynch got the Red and Whites off to a great start in the
opening minute with a point from a 45. Fanad’s first effort resulted
in a wide, and Naomh Colmcille followed suit with a couple of wides of
their own. A long range Michael Lynch free after a foul on Gerard
Curran doubled the advantage. The next Fanad attack ended with another
wayward shot. Willie Gillespie went on a probing run towards goal, but
Mark Dowds was unable to convert the pass from a very tight angle.
Eddie Gillespie was off target with an effort but was to make amends
later in the half. The next effort came to his brother William who got
a touch to the ball to knock it past Paul O’Connor in the Fanad goals,
only for a defender to get back to clear the ball before it had
crossed the line. Joe Donaghy got Naomh Colmcille’s third point midway
through the half, when he scored a pointed free after he had been
fouled. Another wide was registered for Naomh Colmcille before a
lengthy delay due to an injury to one of the Fanad players. Michael
Lynch stroked over another long range free on resumption of play
before Fanad Gaels finally raised a white flag in the 22nd minute.
Another pointed free from Joe Donaghy and a point from Mark Dowds left
the score at 0-1 to 0-6 in favour of Naomh Colmcille. Ryan McKinley
won possession and Eddie Gillespie surged through the heart of the
Fanad Gaels defence before firing an unstoppable shot to the net in
the 25th minute. Fanad Gaels scored the final three points of the
half, with another wide for Naomh Colmcille, leaving the score at the
interval Fanad Gaels 0-4 1-6 Naomh Colmcille.
A foul on Mark Dowds gave Joe Donaghy another opportunity with a free
at the start of the second half, and Joe duly obliged to extend the
lead to 6 points. Fanad wasted two placed ball opportunities before
good play involving Willie Gillespie gave Joe Donaghy a scoring chance
and he wisely fisted a point from a tight angle. Gary McDaid made a
fine save to deny Fanad Gaels although a point resulted from the
follow-up play. Joe Donaghy replied with another point. A Fanad
pointed free was followed soon after by a Willie Gillespie point from
a Michael Friel pass. The next Naomh Colmcille effort was waved wide.
Fanad then got in for a goal to reduce the deficit to 4 points with 9
minutes remaining. The next Naomh Colmcille free was short, but any
Fanad Gaels hopes of a comeback similar to last week were extinguished
when Mark Dowds fired to the roof of the net as the game approached
full time, sending the Red and White army wild in expectation of a
first final appearance at the grade. There was still time for Don
Hegarty to add a point, and another wide to be registered, before
Conor Grant delivered the final blow with Naomh Colmcille’s third goal
in stoppage time.
Full time score Fanad Gaels 1-6 3-11 Naomh Colmcille.
So Naomh Colmcille have an Intermediate final against Bundoran to look
forward to in two weeks time, and it was a case of third time lucky
having failed at the semi-final stage twice in recent years. Great
credit goes to all the players and management for the outstanding
performance in the replay, pushing on right from the first whistle to
the last to ensure success. Well done also to all the supporters for
getting behind the lads in such great numbers at O’Donnell Park
Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid, Ricky Hegarty, Alex Devenney, Michael
Friel, Gerard Curran, Oran Hilley, Eddie Gillespie (1-0), Ciaran
Devine, Michael Lynch (0-3, (0-2f, 0-1 45)), Willie Gillespie (0-1),
Daniel Clarke, John Fullerton, Mark Dowds (1-1), Ryan McKinley, Joe
Donaghy (0-5 (0-3 f)). Subs: Paul Friel, Don Hegarty (0-1), Conor
Grant (1-0), Stephen Gallagher.
Fanad Gaels: Paul O’Connor, Fergal Friel, Padraig Heraghty, Francis
Sweeney, Ryan McGonagle, Cathal Martin, Mark Friel, Kevin McElwaine,
Sean McElwaine, Brian McVeigh, Seamus Friel, Johnny Friel, Joseph
Blaney, Michael Sweeny, Martin McAteer. Subs: Eoghan Carr, Ronan
McAteer, Odhran Shiels
The U11s lost out to Naomh Padraig Muff in the Inishowen final on
Friday evening at the Scarvey Buncrana.
The U13s host Milford on Monday (12th) at 6:00 pm.
The Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will take place on
Saturday 14th November at the Halfway House in Burnfoot. This should
be a great event so mark the date in your calendar now!
There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free
entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches
(excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for
the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.
Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel.
If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or
bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on
0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved
in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed
the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this
course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.
Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal)
for latest updates on training, match times etc.
Training and Match Schedule.
Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly
notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for
latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be
updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s
Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week
for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track