What’s happening in the GAA Clubs around Donegal. Below is a full list of the activities in clubs.

What’s happening in the GAA Clubs around Donegal. Below is a full list of the activities in clubs.


Tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final between Donegal and Kerry will be distributed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh this Thursday, 2nd August from 8pm-9pm. All tickets must be paid for on collection. Orders for All-Ireland quarter-final tickets via the club are now closed. Tickets should still be available via Supervalu and Ticketmaster.

Aodh Ruadh fell to a bunch of sixs last Saturday in division three. For Naul’s it was their sixth win on the bounce, for Ballyshannon, our sixth defeat. The homesters were 1-12 to 0-5 winners. The Aodh Ruadh scorers were Anthony Boyle with two frees, Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward with two points and Kerry Ryan with a point. The team was: Paul Kane; Michael Dolan, Ciron Whoriskey, David Finnerty; PJ McGee, Anthony Boyle, Niall McCready; Kerry Ryan (0-1), Padraig Loughlin; David Dolan, Conor Patton, Donagh McIntyre; Diarmaid McInerney, Michael Ward (0-2), Brian Roper.

The reserves came from behind to earn a 0-15 to 2-4 win over Saint Naul’s. Aodh Ruadh found themselves a point down at half time after the homesters hit a goal just before the break. However, the Ernesiders got back into it thanks to a couple of good scores from Ryan Granaghan, Fiachra McIntyre and Christopher ‘Spanny’ Goan. Still, Naul’s put up a good battle right to the end and it took a good defensive effort from Ballyshannon to secure the points. Thomas Anderson was excellent, while Bréanainn Drummond was very good in the corner. Wing backs Francis McShea and Stephen McGrath also put in an impressive shift. Kudos too to David Finnerty who played both games and played a starring role at midfield for the reserves.

The division one minor final finally took place last Wednesday in Dunkineely. It was a fascinating contest and one where Aodh Ruadh will have learned a great deal ahead of the sides’ first round, first leg championship meeting this Wednesday, 1st August, down in Kilcar. Aodh Ruadh ultimately lost 1-20 to 2-13, but it was a below par first half that ultimately cost Ballyshannon the game. Kilcar started very strong in Dunkineely, scoring 1-6 in the first 10 minutes with most of the threat coming from half back and midfield. Aodh Ruadh got back into the game thanks to scores from David McGurrin and Ryan Granaghan, but Kilcar finished half strongly, hitting eight points without reply to send Aodh Ruadh in down by nine at half time. The Ernesiders outscored in the Towney men in the second half and finished the stronger of the two sides. Colm Kelly coming in at half time put in a big performance, scoring a great goal to bring Aodh Ruadh back into the game. David McGurrin and Johnny Gethins struck a number valuable points throughout the game. Ryan Patton worked hard to control the defence, while Alan Finan and Kieran Keown worked hard in the middle of the field. That result gave Kilcar the Southern Board league title, but it also set up a mouth-watering championship rematch where Aodh Ruadh will be eager to give a better account of themselves. If you like good football, you are highly advised to get along and see this contest. The throw in is at 7.30pm this Wednesday and a big travelling support would be a considerable lift to the lads.

The under 16s finished their year with a battling defeat to a physically very strong Gaoth Dobhair side in the county championship semi-final at Glenties. It has been a good year for the lads with a lot of good results and fine performances and lots of promise for the future. Thanks to Cathal Maguire we have pictures from the semi-final game up on

Under 8 training continues this Friday from 6pm to 7pm.

Hurling: On Thursday last the under 12s suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Four Masters in a local derby. The lads got off to a great start with an early goal but for whatever reason the Aodh Ruadh lads seemed to go to sleep and Four Masters came back strongly. Four Masters eventually ran out winners on a 4-4 to 2-3 score line. Aodh Ruadh will hope for a big improvement in their next game away to Setanta this Thursday. There are pictures from the Four Masters game up on

The under 16s received another walkover last week when Carndonagh were unable to field, so far this league has been very disappointing for the lads who have been unable to get any regular games in the league. They play Easkey in a challenge game on Tuesday night which should be a close encounter. We are due to play Setanta at home in the league this Thursday.

The latest under 16 and under 12 tables can be viewed in the divisional tables section of this mailing.

During the family fun day on Sunday last Aodh Ruadh Chairperson Betty Mc Intyre made a presentation to the under 14 Féile na nGael squad who performed so well in the National Finals in Dublin recently where they were unbeaten, on behalf of the club. Each member of the squad were presented with a beautiful framed team photograph, the lads were delighted with this token of appreciation from the club. The squad and parents then made a presentation to the management thanking them for all the work they put in with the lads.

The annual trip to Croke Park takes place on Sunday 12th August for the eagerly awaited All-Ireland semi-final clash between Galway and Cork. Anyone looking for information in relation to this trip please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.

Ladies: Last Sunday morning, after a long wait the Aodh Ruadh ladies commenced their championship campaign. In adverse weather conditions, the Ladies knew that it was never going to be an easy task to overcome the women from Termon. While the homesters fought hard throughout and were well on top of things for the first 20 minutes, two goals against the run of play from Termon saw Aodh Ruadh heads drop. In truth the girls were fighting an up hill battle from then on. Two second half goals from Donna Martin and Elaine Dorrian were too little too late as the opposition managed to find the net with little difficulty on numerous occasions in the second half. This game ended the senior championship of 2012 for the Aodh Ruadh Ladies, and while they have suffered a heavy defeat with a little bit more experience this young team will be hoping for bigger and better things in the coming years. We have pictures from the game up on

Hard luck to Maeve Liston and Roise Keon and the Donegal under 16s who were beaten by the narrowest of margins against Tyrone in the Ulster final on Saturday last.

Family Fun Day: Big thanks to everyone who attended the Aodh Ruadh Family Fun day last Sunday. The weather wasn’t exactly on our side, but it was a great day out all the same, made all the better thanks to the welcome visit of the recently reacquired Anglo Celt. Thanks also to everyone involved in the setting up and running of the day, which was a sizeable cast of people, too many to name here. Thanks to everyone who made donations of bric-a-brac as well as items for the bake sale. Thank also to our vintage cars owners, people who organised the games on the pitch and everyone who took part, those in charge of the burger stand, everyone behind photographic exhibition, the face painters, the tea makers, the stall attendants and anyone who helped in way, shape or form. Of course we couldn’t forget the lady herself, the cow who delivered the goods in Father Tierney Park, under the watchful eye of her handsome assistants. Congratulations to the winners in the Cow Pat competition who were Peter Horan: €100; John Rooney, Eoghan Kelly, Darren Sharpe, and Marie Dowdican: €50 each. The photographic exhibition will remain up in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh until Friday 10th August. We will be distributing photographs ordered at the Family Fun Day between 7.30pm to 8.30pm on that day, and those seeking to purchase pictures or make other orders are more than welcome to come along and make them then. We have a large selection of pictures from the Family Fun Day so we’ve decided to publish them to in batches. The first batch is almost 50 images from the Anglo Celt’s trip to Ballyshannon, including visits to Aras Aoidh Ruaidh and the Rock Hospital. The rest of the pictures will be published later in the week. Keep an eye on the Aodh Ruadh Facebook page to find out when the pictures are live. If you aren’t a member of our Facebook group, then why aren’t you!

Race for Sam: Johnny Gallagher and Falcarragh Shamrocks have increased their lead this week with 15 points (Kildare-10, A Marren-2 and D Tubridy-3) but he now has only 2 teams left, his days at the top could be numbered. Rory O’Neill and Ice Cream Rovers stayed in second place despite scoring nothing this week. He is also down to two teams left. Declan O’Mahoney and Team Tinnakill with 27 points this week (Kerry-10, Laois-10 and C Cooper-7) is in joint third along with Michael Doherty and The Docs. Stephen Ward and Woodland Warriors round out the top five for this week. Only eight teams left now in the championship, points are getting harder to come by and the leader board will see more changes by the time the third Sunday in September comes around. High score of the week went to Betty McIntyre and Macalla’s Mates with 31 points (Down-10, Kerry-10, Laois-10, S Bray-1). The picture at the bottom is clearer. Brian Boyle and The Apprentice haul of 4 points (D Tubridy-3, S Bray-1) was not enough to get him off the bottom. Finbar Gethins and Finner Forever are just two points in front, but has no teams or scorers left. Indeed Brian only has Conor Mortimer left and he has decided to leave the Mayo panel, but whether he stays away is another thing. All Finbar can do is hope that he comes back and scores more than 2 points to push him into last place. Rumour has it that Finbar spent some time on the phone yesterday to both Conor Mortimer and James Horan the Mayo manager trying to solve the impasse between the 2. Only time will tell which of them will have the distinction of finishing last.. View the week 11 leader board on or in The Bridgend Bar every Tuesday.

Lotto: There was no winner of the €2,000 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 10, 13, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: John and Thomas Hughes, Cornhill; Michelle Mahon, c/o The Lantern; Sean and Jim c/o The Bridgend; Ann O’Neill, Belleek; and Maria Doherty, Lawne Park. Next draw is in the McIntyre’s Bar on Monday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €2,100 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!

The lotto team for the Saimer Court this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.


The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 2, 3, 6 and 17. There was one winner of match 3, Declan Nolan Five points, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,600 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is the Charlie Tully’s team. Next week sellers are Mairead Gallagher and Aisling Murrin’s teams. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit and go to the Killybegs page.

There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Frank Gallagher, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,700 on 48 calls.

We hosted neighbours Ardara, Kilcar and Naomh Columba on Saturday last in an Under 10 blitz. There were some very good, competitive games in both the A and B sections. The children demonstrated some excellent skills in quite challenging weather conditions and put on a very entertaining display. We would like to thank all three clubs for participating and well done to Naomh Columba who took home the silverware. Special thanks to the parents who donated a wonderful array of refreshments and worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure everybody was fed. Thanks to Paul and his young referees, Christopher and Shane for refereeing on the day and Joe who co-ordinated the event and ensured all went off smoothly.

There will be no Under 10 training this Saturday, training will resume next Wednesday at 5.30pm with the next blitz scheduled for Saturday 11th August in Glenties.

The seniors played Naomh Brid last Friday in the league in Fintra. They won 1-09 to 1-03. Reserves game was called off.

Good luck to Donegal in their quarter final against Kerry on Sunday.


Good luck to Jim and the boys in the All Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park on Sunday. The throw in is at 4pm.

St Michael’s are running a 5K in conjunction with the Dunfanaghy August Fair Festival Week on this Sunday 5th August at 1.30pm, for more details contact Patricia on 0861239435.

In conjunction with the Kildarragh Fair the Club are hosting a Back for One Night Only Competition at McCarry’s which sees local acts performing past or present day performers including Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, and Joe Dolan. Admission is €10 with a Raffle and Disco afterwards. There will be Guest appearances on the night by the Last Orders, Eamon Sweeney, James Harkin and Leo Harkin.

Donations of €500 are been sought for the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. This will be an important asset for the future of success of future county teams. Anyone interested in helping with the future of the Donegal GAA should contact any club member.

The u124’s were due to play Gweedore in the U14 Shiel in Falcarragh on this Friday 4th August but the game has been postponed until the following week.


Our men had a mixed bag on Saturday evening last, with the reserves overcoming Burt by a single point, while the seniors were unfortunate to lose out on the same margin. Our third team lost out to Mc Cumhaills in Páirc na nGael. The teams are not in action this weekend. Our under 21 lads enjoyed a good victory over Downings in their championship opener on Monday evening. The club host a Charity Football Match in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital on Sunday. Please note that the time of this event has been changed to 1.30pm, on account of Donegal’s quarter final fixture. Our under 16 county champions of 1992 take on a Glen/Ardara select panel, in what promises to be a thoroughly entertaining affair. We would encourage everyone not travelling to Croke Park to come along and support this worthy cause.

In underage news, well done to our under 10s on winning both the A and B categories in last Saturday’s blitz in Killybegs. Thank you to the host club for their accommodation on the day, and fair play to all! Hard luck to our minors, who suffered defeat at the hands of Red Hughs in last Thursday’s county semi-final. The sides were tied at 1.10 a piece at full time, however Red Hughs ran out 5 point winners after twenty minutes of extra time, and a gutsy performance from our lads. We wish Jim and the county team the very best of luck in Sunday’s mouthwatering quarter final tie with Kerry. Safe journey to everyone making the trip to Croker, and don’t forget our post match celebrations, with Castlederg’s finest, The Logues, live in the marquee from 10pm Sunday. Sponsorship cards are now available for our charity cycle in aid of Temple Street, which takes place on Sunday, September 9th. Donegal Town cyclists can contact Owen Doherty 086 084 7967, while cyclists from the Glen area can contact Brendan Doherty on 087 700 8286, or message us on facebook. There is great interest so far, and it’s shaping up to be a fun day out! The cycle will be followed by a BBQ and fundraising table quiz in The Glen Head Tavern, kicking off at 7pm.


The club would like to wish Anthony, Leo, Dermot, Marty, Jim, Joe and all the Donegal team the best of luck for this weekends All Ireland quarter final against Kerry in Croke Park on Sunday.

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,3,8 and 24. Two prizes of €50 went to Rosaleen Gallagher Ardara and Michael O’Donnell Mullantyboyle. Next weeks jackpot is €2,500.

Well done to the U-10A team that won the blitz in Dungloe last Saturday beating Naomh Mhuire and Dungloe.

The U-12A team won the All County blitz last Saturday in Ballybofey where they overcame Killybegs in the final. The B team were beaten in their final. Well done to all the players and management team.

Hard luck to the U-14 team who were beaten in the Division One League County final by St Eunans. Naomh Conaill 0-03 1-20 St Eunans.

The minors play Naomh Mhuire at home in the championship quarter final first leg this Wednesday 1st August at 7.30pm.

The club held a very successful Cul Camp last week. Thanks to everyone who helped out. 81 children attended the camp and enjoyed a visit from The Anglo Celt cup on Friday. Photos of the camp can be viewed on the clubs website.

The club will hold a camp for boys and girls age 6 to 12 years from Tuesday 21st August to Friday 24th August. The camp will run from 10am to 2pm everyday and costs €25 per child or €40 per family. Registration will start on Tuesday 21st at 9.30am. For more information contact Martin Shankey-Smith on 087 6534840.

Well done to the third team who won the championship play-off against NaomhPadraig Muff 1-07 to 3-10.

There will be an Ardara v Naomh Conaill over 40’s challenge match on Monday next 6th August in Kentucky at 5.30pm in aid of Down Syndrome as part of the Ardara GAA Family Day. Everyone Welcome.

Tickets for the All Ireland Quarter final will be given out in the clubhouse on Friday night between 7.00 & 8.30pm


The winners of the Lotto this week were Tom Hinton, Chloe Kelly and TJ McKelvey who win €20 each. Next weeks jackpot will be €550. The winner of the 100+ Club was James Gallagher and the winner of the meal voucher was Kevin Melaugh.

The seniors beat Naomh Ultan in the championship play-off on Sunday last. Final score: Red Hughs 1-7 N. Ultan 0-6. They now progress to the 1st round proper where they play Downings.

Training for the U12 team takes place at the pitch on Friday evenings at 6.30pm.

The U12 girls travelled to play Glenfin last Friday and did well in their games. Training on Saturday mornings at 11.00am. The U13 league starts on 15th August.

The minors have qualified for the all county league final after last weeks win over Glen. Exact details of this game to be confirmed.

Thanks to all those who helped out with the Scrap Saturday metal collection in recent weeks.

Best of luck to Donegal who take on Kerry next Sunday in Croke Park.

The sponsored cycle and fun day which was due to be held this Sunday has been postponed until a later date.


The time has come for Naomh Colmcille’s event of the year. All 25 dancers have now completed their 14 weeks training, they have completed their training with dedication, determination and passion to ensure that this event will be one of the maddest and funniest events you will see this year.

This Saturday night 4th August in the Clanree hotel these brave dancers (Senior Footballers) will perform in front of approximately 600 people. Show starting @ 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm). The last of the Tickets for this spectacular event will be on Sale Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week at the Club house from 8:30pm. Please note that there are very little tickets left!

Tickets can also be purchased from any Club committee member or in Orchid Beauty main st Newtowncunningham.

The club held a very successful Cul camp last week with 50 children taking part. All children really enjoyed a week full of fun and games; even the weather stayed fair for us, thanks to all the coaches and helpers who gave their time, and to the Anglo Celt cup who with the Donegal captain visited us on Thursday along with Thomas Mc Kinley which caused great excitement among young and old. Pictures will be in the local newspapers in the coming weeks.

Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows

· Under 8’s: Training will be this Saturday 4th of August at 10 am.

· Under 10’s: Training will be this Friday 3rd of August at 6 pm.

· Under 12’s: Training on Monday the 6th of August at 7:00 pm

· Under 14’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.

· Under 16’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.

· Under 18’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.

· Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 3rd of August at 6:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille.

Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.

· Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe Higgins

New players are always welcome!!

Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website ( and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)

Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: This week’s winning sequence was Congratulations to Susan Gillespie, Ita Downey and Rosaleen Cambell who matched 3 numbers and shared in €75. Next week’s jackpot €750. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.

The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’

Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.

Caps can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.

Naomh Colmcille Sports Day 2012 was cancelled due to the severe Donegal weather conditions at the weekend.


Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 2907/2012 were 10, 13, 16 & 17. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to the White children, Matthew O’Donnell & Aisling Kennedy. Next week’s draw takes place in Macs Bar and the jackpot now stands at a massive €5100. The Senior team unfortunately lost out in their Junior A Championship play-off game to Red Hughs on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-6. Hopefully now, after months of hard work Joe and the boys will keep at it and switch their attention to their league campaign and concentrate on promotion. Scorers for Naomh Ultan in the game were Cian Kennedy (0-3), Alastair Rodger, Dermot Gallier & Shane McWhinnie (0-1 Each).

No football next weekend due to the bank holiday weekend. The club hosted their second Under 10 Blitz of the year on Saturday morning in torrential rain. But it didn’t dampen the spirits of all involved and it proved to be a great days football in the end up. St. Nauls and Bundoran both had teams down and produced some brilliant games of football. In the A team section St. Nauls just tipped our boys to take the trophy but not in the B section, were Naomh Ultan won the blitz in style.


Lotto: Numbers drawn in Black Cat Cove on 29th July: 5, 8, 27, 28. No jackpot winner. 3 Lucky Dip Winners who win £10 each were: Mark Cassidy, Jimmy McGrath, Raymond Maguire. Next Weeks Jackpot will be: £1,150

Next Weeks Draw Will Take Place in Mc Morrows Bar at 9pm.

Thank you to Everyone who continues to sell, and, buy our weekly lotto.

Erne Gaels GAC would like to Sympathise with the Maguire Family, Garrison, on the death of Dennis, who was well known in the Belleek Area as a Fisherman, and for his Musical Talents. go ndéana Dia trócaire air.

The Clubhouse will be repainted in the coming weeks, and the wooden floor will be sanded and varnished.

Volunteers are required to carry out these tasks, and please give their names to either Eddie O Reilly, or Peter Freeburn.

GAA 7 Wonders Challenge:

The GAA are asking all our friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter to help us pull off the unique #GAA7Wonders challenge.

Remember, The challenge is in no way limited to just these 7 famous locations. All we want is a picture of a Club or County jersey in the shot at a unique location. Pictures can be sent to us directly on Twitter @officialgaa or by email to

This GAA Social Media campaign is all about highlighting how far our County and Club colours travel around the world. We will share the best images through Official GAA on Facebook and Twitter and will have some unique spot prizes for the best entries. Please help us in this challenge by sharing the information with your friends.

Erne Gaels will be having a Family Sports and Fun Day in Pairc na hEirne in early September.

Further Details and events will follow in the coming weeks.

Results from the past week: Tuesday 24th July 2012 - Reserve B Championship Semi Final Belcoo

Teemore Shamrocks 1-14 v Erne Gaels Belleek 2-8

Fixtures for The Upcoming Week:

U12’s Section D

Sat, 4th August, Teemore Shamrocks V Erne Gaels Belleek at 4pm

Senior Football League 1

Wed, 1st August, Erne Gaels V Devenish 7:30pm, Ref: Martin Higgins

Sun, 5th August, Erne Gaels V Belcoo O’Rahilly’s 12:30pm

Target Senior Football Championship 2012

Sunday 19 August Venue: Irvinestown

Erne Gaels V St Josephs Ederney

Under 12’s training on Thursday evening @ 7:30pm.

U-16 Training Tuesday and Thursday evenings @ 8pm.

All training for the teams are at usual times.

if in doubt - check out our facebook page or keep an eye on our website for any changes.


Last Sunday the senior team had a comprehensive win over Round Towers in round two of the championship at Ruislip.

The first half the Towers did not make it easy with some hard hitting and tight marking in their rearguard making scoring chances hard got by.

The full forward line of Wappa, Eoin O’Neill and Benny O’Reilly showed out in front well with good support from Barry Mitchell, Ciaran Boyle and debutant Johnny McNicholas from Mayo, but with a much crowded defence frustrating them.

Early injuries to defenders Dean Gordon and Eamon Mc Conville meant early appearances from Dave Mc Greevy and David Harrington as the half finished in favour of the Gaels leading by six points to two.

The second half started well with two early goals from Eoin O’Neill and substitute Ciaran Bonner to open up a ten point lead and virtually end the contest.

With the introduction of Bonner the forward line started to link up well with points from Whoppa, McNicholas, Boyle, Magean and Bonner himself.

Substitute Fergus Horan was only on the pitch for a matter of seconds before he found the back of the net for the Gaels third goal and top off a satisfactory performance.

Best on the day were Kevin Mc Menemin and Eoin O’Neill up front with the midfield pairing of Caolan Doyle and Luke Kavanagh dominating their patch.

In defence David Mc Greevy who made an early appearance as a substitute stood out with his excellent support play going forward, while the two comedians who are Tomas Gribben and Mark Mc Conville are starting to peak at last!

Final score TCG 3-14 Round Towers 0-3:

Scorers: C Bonner 1-2; E O’Neill 1-1; K McMenemin 0-4; F Horan 1-0;

J McNicholas 0-3; B Mitchell; C Boyle; L Kavanagh; E Magean; all 0-1:

The junior team look to have booked their place in the semi final of the championship after this hard working performance against a physical Shalloe Pearses at Greenford.

The young guns are starting to show maturity beyond their years with excellent support play and calm heads throughout the game.

Michael Cunningham’s charges took the hits and got on with it as they never let the lead slip with the excellent Liam Gavaghan leading from the front.

It would be unfair to name who played well as it was an excellent squad performance all round with the lads clocking up 2-15 and defending for their lives.

To date this year has been a great achievement from the team with them all pulling together and gathering momentum at the right time of the season.

They will still be looked upon as outsiders for the championship but right them off at your pearl with confidence growing all the time.

Final score; TCG 2-15 Shalloe Pearses 0-8.

Scorers: L Gavaghan 1-7; T Moriarty 1-1; C Mills 0-3; R Fortune; D Geraghty; P Flynn; J Noonan; all 0-1:


Tuesday 31st July 2012; Venue; Reading, Time 7.30pm; League Div 3,

Saint Anthonys v Tir Chonaill Gaels. Saturday 4th August 2012; Venue; Ruislip, Time 3pm, League Div 1, Tir Chonaill Gaels v Fulham Irish.

All support much appreciated for both games.

Gala Dinner Dance

For all those that reserved tickets for the Gala Ball, we would ask that you please pay for those tickets by the end of this week as tickets are almost sold out.

The reason being is that we have had a huge demand for tickets and places are limited with this event going to be a definite sell out. Tickets are priced at £70 each and can be got from Geraldine Keane.

After this week all tickets will be available on the open market and there is no guarantee that you will get a ticket if you have not purchased one by then.

Geraldine can be contacted at or on 07958 322943

Lottery: For last weeks results please check the club website on


Ba iad 1, 7, 11 agus 22 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,200 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Conor Comack Gweedore Road, Ben Boyle Lr. Keadue, Gwen Brennan Fairhill, C. Bonner Fairhill agus Ann Houston Cleendra.

Bhain Nan Meek as Aboligan, Dim Melly as Leitir, Hugh Gallagher as Belcruit, Sadie Gallagher as Ard Mor agus Bridget Gallagher as Leitir €100. ag an bhingo.

Dungloe U16s play Gweedore in the Co. final on Friday evening in Glenties,
The lads beat Burt to reach this stage. Good luck to Eugene, John, Benny, Chris and the boys, throw in is at 7:30. The U10 Mary from Dungloe blitz was held on Saturday, The weather wasn’t to kind but that did not
stop a great day’s fun. Well done to Glenties, Na Rossa, Naomh Mhuire and Dungloe, Thanks to all who helped out on the day.

Good luck to Adrian, Gavin and all the team for their All-Ireland quarter final against Kerry this Sunday in Croke Park.

Hurling Update: Under-12 League Game. 12th July 2012. Cú Uladh played Ballyshannon at Rosses park, Dungloe on Thurs 12th July 12 being their second Under 12 League Match.    The team were in confident
form having beaten Donegal Town the week previously.   The Ballyshannon team were however a strong team and got off to a great start with Cu Uladh conceding some very soft scores in the initial ten minute period, in fact the score line for ten minutes was Cú Uladh 1 pt to Aodh Ruadh 2 goals 5 pts.   Cú Uladh for the second half of the first half played very well and for the large part of the second half were the better team outscoring their opponents by 3 points during that period.   The initial gap however that was amast by Ballyshannon in the first 10 minutes  proved the difference.
Cú Uladh performed very well and Ballyshannon are certainly one of the fancied teams in the Under 12 league and the performance was encouraging on an overall basis.   The Dungloe continginent performed very well with Ben Boyle and Darragh Gallagher playing their first Under 12 League Hurling Match and doing so very successfully.   David Hanlon was impressive in the back line with Harry Noble being influential when he came on in the second half, Padraig Sweeney was very strong when moved to centre field and Thomas Hartnett won and cleared a lot of ball from the half back line, James Hartnett had a very gutsy second half performance clearing a lot of ball in the forward line.   The team next travel to Burt on Thursday 19th July 12.

The Martello Adventure Race will take place again this year as part of the Mary from Dungloe festival. The event will take place on Saturday 4th of August 2012 at the Maghery community center. This year the event will include categories for under 12’s, and under 16’s as part of a mini triathlon with reduced distances starting at an earlier time of 1pm, the senior event will start at 2.30pm where a new revised 5km route using a natural loop around the Maghery grave yard over to the beach finishing at the center will take place. So further details see Dungloe’s GAA face book page @ and click on the events link. Participants can also book on-line @ or pay on the day. The entry fee is €20 per senior individual, €50 per relay team, and €3 for the underage participants.


There was no outright winner of last weeks lotto jackpot, the winning numbers drawn were 4,7,3,2,8,1,6,5. Jean Taylor matched the first three to win E60,the Jackpot now stands at E1400, the Captain for next week is Ann Mc Kenna. Underage training continues at the usual times.

The club hosted a u/8 blitz last Saturday morning, the teams taking part were Glenfin, Letterkenny Gaels, and Sean Mc Cools. Thanks to everyone that helped out on the day.

The u/16s had a great win in Glenties on Sunday evening when they defeated Na Rossa to clinch the county division two championship title, the final score was 1-7 to 1-6.

The minors start off their championship campaign on Wednesday when they travel to Naomh Padraig Muff.

The third team defeated Adrara by five points on Saturday night. Commiserations to Karen Ward and the Donegal u/16 team that lost out by the bare minimum after extra time in the Ulster final last weekend,

Club membership will close on the 31st July, only fully paid up members will be able to avail of tickets for future Donegal games.

Best wishes to Frank, Jim, and the Donegal team in the All-Ireland quarter final next weekend against Kerry.


This weeks Lotto Numbers were 8-12-13-14. No jackpot winner. One match three gets €70. Margaret Orr, Ballyare Ramelton. Next weeks jackpot is €4,460

Senior Men - Milford 2-8 Naomh Padraig Lifford 0-8

An efficient performance from the boys last Sunday in O Donnell park Letterkenny. The scoreline probably flatters Lifford as Milford were in control for the vast majority of the game which was played in wet and breezy conditions. Milford played with the advantage of a swirling breeze in the first half and went in at half time annoyed that they hadn’t made their dominance in position result in a greater margin than 6 points to 3. The second half was much the same except Milford had to resort to a short passing game to work it up the field, however this tactic resulted in 2 goals for Cathal Mc Gettigan. With 10 minutes to go Milford had Paul Sweeney sent off after retaliating to a punch from a Lifford half forward before Lifford had their full back sent off in injury time after a number of dangerous tackles with a closed fist. It didn’t matter in the end to Milford as they were cheered over the end line by a good turnout from the supporters. Best for Nigel Black’s team were Paddy Peoples, Pauric Curley and Cathal McGettigan.

Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan (0-2, 2 45s), Tj Evesson, Barry McNulty, Cormac Friel (Conor McNulty, 50m), Dean Burgess, Dermot Friel, Enda McHugh (Oisin Barrett, 55m), Luke Barrett (0-2), Paul Sweeney, Cathal McGettigan (2-1), Chippie Barrett (Kevin McGee, 60m), James Gallagher (PJ Hagan, 40m), Kevin McGee (Lorcan Friel, 50m), Pauric Curley (0-3), Paddy Peoples

Congratulations to the under 14’s who qualified for the county final after two great win’s over Glenfin and Red Hughes last week. Keep an eye on the website and facebook page for details of the final.

Hard luck to Amber Barrett, Orla McAteer and Shannon McGroddy who were part of the Donegal team that were beaten in the under 16 Ulster final last Saturday. They came up against a very good Tyrone team and were beaten by a point in extra time. The three girls played very well and done the club proud.


Next club meeting will take place on Monday 13th of August at 8:30. The U21s play milford in the quater finals on Tuesday the 14th. The minors were defeated by St Eunans on Friday last final score CCF 0 08 Eunas 1 08. Ba mhaith linn Chomh Bhrón a dheanamh le Tom Feeney ar bás a Athair le gairid. Ádh mór ar Dhún na nGall an Deireadh seachtaine seo.


There was no winner of this week’s slotto jackpot. The consolation prize will be shared between Rosaleen Curran and Dierde Kennedy, c/0 Tots and Tattles. The sequence drawn was 5 6 7 3 4 1 2. The winner of last week’s consolation prize was Helen Conaghan, Station Road, Mountcharles. The sequence drawn was 1 7 3 6 4 2 5.

The seniors had a strong win over Aodh Ruadh at the weekend however the reserve side suffered defeat against a strong Aodh Ruadh outfit. There will be no games this weekend due to the All Ireland Quarter Final.

Those who ordered tickets for the All Ireland Quarter Final this Sunday are to collect them at the clubhouse this Thursday at 8 p.m. Finally the club wishes Stephen and the rest of the squad the best of luck against Kerry.


The Under 21s got their championship campaign off to a good start with victory over Glenswilly at Páirc na nGael on Wednesday evening last. Goals from Ciaran Lynch, Conor McBrearty and a brace from John Doran ensured victory. They now advance to the Quarter final. The Minors defeated Termon in the 1st Round home leg of the championship on Monday night(2.8to 0.9). Good performances from James Carr, Oisín McElhinney and Sean McDonagh. The return leg is scheduled for Wed the 15th August. We all wish Cormac Cannon a speedy recovery from injury in the match. U14 gaelic team had a great win in the Shield semi final against Glenfin and await their opponents for the final.It was a strong team performance with Kyle Silva, Brian Diver and Jack Patton working hard. Training for all players on Wednesday 6.30pm. Everyone in the club wishes a speedy recovery to the Glenfinn player who was injured in the game.The U12 hurlers had a home match against St. Eunans.Unfortunately the squad was depleted due to holidays but the very young players battled hard against a physically stronger team. Next match is away to Four Masters, training on Tuesday,5.45pm.Camogie training continues on Tuesday, 6-7.30pm. U16 hurling training on Fridays 6pm.Anyone interested in joining squad contact Sean Mills on 085 7799007 for more information. Well done to all who took part in the annual Sponsored Walk in the Town Park last weekend. Despite poor weather there was a good turnout for a brisk walk. Thanks to parents who helped on the day. The hurling Cul Camp takes place from the 7- 9th August Contact Dan Harnett. The Cul camp for Gaelic is currently taking place at Páirc na nGael. Lotto No’s this week are 14,20,21 & 24. Match 3 winner was Shaun Friel Drumatrummon, Kerrykeel. Next weeks lotto will be €3400. There will be a Bórd na nOg meeting on Wednesday 1st August 2012 at 8.30pm in the irish Martyrs. Will the managers of the U6/8/10/12s please collect any outstanding sponsored walk money and return to Minor Board Secretary Sharon Harnett.


The €50 winners in the 2012/2013 Annual Lotto for Week 02 were Kate Meehan, Letterbarrow and Terence Mc Ginley, Dunkineely. The numbers drawn were 10, 18, 19 & 22. The €50 winners for Week 03 were Damien Timoney, Castle Street and Joseph Timoney, Doonan. The numbers drawn were 1, 13, 16 & 18 with the jackpot now standing at €1,400.

The Kellogg’s GAA Hurling Cul Camp will be hosted by the Club in Tir Conaill Park next week from Tuesday August 7th to Thursday August 9th for boys and girls aged 6 - 13 years. Discount available for families with more than one child attending. For further information please contact: Noel Ward (087) 8251408 or Deborah Dunnion (087) 9860192. You can register or get more information at

Leading the way after 12 rounds of questions in the Sports Prediction FUN Quiz 2012 is Pat Mongan on 65 points. He is closely following by Martina Callaghan with 60 points and then a large group on 55 points, Benny Byrne, Sean Dunnion, Karen Espey, Walter Espey, Seamus Faulkner, Karla Gallagher, Jason Carr and Colm Anthony Mc Fadden.


Best of luck to Rory, Kevin and Donegal on Sunday as they travel to Croke Park to take on Kerry for the first time in Championship action.

The Senior hurlers had a good win over MacCumhaills last Wednesday and if Burt beat MacCumhaills our boys will meet Burt in the Final.

The Minor boys footballers claimed the Northern Board League title last week courtesy of a 1-08 to 0-08 win over Cloughaneely in Dunfanaghy, they take on Aodh Rua, Ballyshannon in the county semi-final this Friday (Aug. 3rd) in Ballybofey. They also have championship quarter-final first leg away to Urris this Wednesday (Aug. 1st).

The U14 boys are also in Championship action on Wednesday evening at home to MacCumahills, the winners will meet Buncrana in the Northern final. They had a huge win over Naomh Conaill in last week’s League Final winning by 1-20 to 0-03.

The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy is on a two week break and will return on Friday, August 17th. The Sunday morning Football Academy is also on a break and will return on August 19th.

The U16 Hurlers had a walk over from the Gaels last Thursday. They play away this Thursday against MacCumhaills. The bus will leave at 5:45pm.

The U12 Hurlers had a good win away to the Gaels. They play at home to MacCumhaills this Thursday.

U16 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30. As usual all new hurlers welcome.

Money is now being collected for the Club Ties for those still to pay. If you ordered one and still haven’t got it, contact Paul McGovern on 086-8114151 to arrange collection. There are still a limited number available for anyone that wants to get their hands on one.

The Letterkenny Reunion will have their Gaelic Match next Wednesday, August 8th in the Park and is always great entertainment.

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot. 3 winners matched 3 numbers and win €35 each: Dessie Larkin, New Mills; Neil Campbell and Kieran Tobin, Orchard Grove (all card). Numbers drawn were: 1-3-11-24. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,200.

We extend our sympathies to the Grimes family on the sad passing of Frank, a true gentleman.


Last Sunday evening in Glenties the Under 16s team had a heart breaking 1 point defeat in the County Final against Glenfin. It was a spirited second half display but Glenfin held on to lift the title.

Well done to the Under 10s squad who won the blitz in Dungloe last Saturday morning.

The senior squad had no game at the weekend.

Good luck to Jim and the Donegal team from all at Na Rossa as they take on Kerry in the All Ireland quarter final this Sunday in Croke Park.

On Saturday 18th August Dooey is the venue for this years Under 15s Og Sport competition where all teams from the southern board will take part in a blitz styled competition to see who will go through to the County Final. Na Rossa are the County Champions and will be looking to retain the title.


Lotto Results: Numbers drawn were, 1, 4, 11, 12, 13 Bonus 20. No jackpot winner. €100, Patrick Morning, Massmount. €50, Miah Carr, Oldtown. Next weeks draw in McGinleys Bar, Kerrykeel. Jackpot €4850.

There will be a table quiz in the Fanad Lodge this Thursday, 2nd August in aid of Gaeil Fhánada starting at 10.30pm sharp. Teams of 4.

The August monthly committee meeting will be held this Thursday, 2nd in the Fanad Lodge at 8.30p sharp. All committee members are asked to make a special effort to attend.

Under 8 Blitz: Gaeil Fhánada hosted Cloughaneely and St.Michaels in the last under 8 blitz of the season in Portsalon. A great evenings fun was had by all the children taking part. A big thank you to our referees Deirdre Friel and Jerry Friel. Thanks to all the parents for making the lovely food and to the parents who helped out on the evening. Thanks to Michael Lynch from Cloughaneely and Manus Friel from St.Michaels for agreeing to change the blitz from Saturday to Friday evening.

Under 6’s, 8’s, and 10’s:

Under 6, 8, and 10 training continues on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm sharp, new boys and girls always welcome.For further info contact Martin on 9163472.

All under 12 players are asked to be at the pitch in Portsalon on Wednesday the 8th Augustat 6.30pm sharp for presentation of new jerseys. All players to bring new Marine Harvest kit with them on the night.

Training starts for under 13’s and resumes for under 12’s on Friday, 17th August.

Our under 14’s were victorious against Burt in Semi-Final with a score-line of 3-10 to 1-6 and are now through to Northern Final with date yet to be decided.

Gaeil Fhánada committee and members would like to wish the Donegal team the very best of luck in their All Ireland Quarter Final against Kerry in Croke Park on Sunday.


There was no winner of the weekly flotto. The numbers drawn were 2,12,19 and 23. The nearest were Michael Maloney, Loughros Point and Maura Kilbane, Lurganboy. Next week’s jackpot stands at €10,400.

Good luck to Donegal when they take on Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final this Sunday. Paddy McGrath and Pat Shovlin are both part of the set-up. The third team was defeated by Glenfin at the weekend.

The U8s training continues this Saturday morning at 11am. U6s train on Weds evening at 6.30pm.

The U10s took part in the Killybgs blitz on Saturday in Fintra. on a terrible day for football, they acquitted themselves very well and were pipped by Naomh Columba in the deciding match after defeating Killybegs and Kilcar. They train this Thursday at Under-10 Parish League starts next week. Details to follow.

The U14s play Four Masters in the Divisional semi-final at in Fintra. Your support would be appreciated.

The Minors started their Championship campaign off with a hard earned 3-7 to 0-11 victory over Four Masters at home on Tuesday night last. The return leg takes place on Weds 22nd of August.

Congrats to Keelan Gildea (Kentucky), Caroline Breslin (Shanaghan) and Laoise Mc Gonagle (Castlegoland) who won €50 each in the Minor Bard Guess the score competition. Nobodsy guessed the actual correct score of 2-18 to 0-13. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

This years Minor Board Family day takes place on Monday 6th of August next (Changed from Sunday 5th due to Donegal v Kerry) in Pearse Memorial Park. This year all proceeds will go to Down Syndrome. Bouncy Castles, Mums, Dads and Kiddies Races, Over 40s Match - Ardara v Glenties this year and much, much more. Please support!


Torthai an lotto don 30ú Iúil. Uimhreacha: 13-16-18-19. Níor bhain duine ar bith an póta óir. Bhí trí uimhir ag Sheimí Hughie, Carmel NÍ Giolla Bhríde Carraig Áirt, Eibhlin ó Meara c/o Sean Ó Coill agus Dermot Finneran c/o Óstán Na Trá agus tá €40 an duina bainnte acu. Níor bhain duine ar bith an beile do bheirt. Bhain Séan Ó Buaigh Dúndoan an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Bubbles. Beidh an tarraingt ar an Luan seo chugainn ins an Tramore ag 11i.n. agus beidh €3,800 ar fail ins an phota óir. Ticeidi @ €2 ar fáil ó baill an fhochumann agus i siopa agus tithe tabhairne eagsula sa cheanntair.

Foirne Sinsir: Chríonnaigh an foireann sinsir ar chomh scór in eadáin Iorrais ag an deireadh seachtain. Bhí tús uafásach acu ach dé réir a chéile tháinig said isteach ins an cluiche agus nuair a scóráil Seán Mac Fhionnghaile cúl í hám breise bhí said ar chomh scór dón chéad uair. An scór deirneach Ná Dúnaibh 3-6, Iorrais 2-9. Theip ar an foireann tacaíochta in eadain Iorrais an scór deirneach Na Dúnaibh 0-7, Iorrais 1-7.

Níl cluiche ag na foirne an seachtain seo chugainn.

Bord Mionúr: Casann an foireann mioniúir ar Naomh Michael ins an chéad babhta dón craobh ar an Céadaoin 1ú Lunasa ag 7.30i.n.

Gach ráth dón foireann Contae in éadan Ciarraí í bPáirc an Chrócaigh ar an Domhnach. Beidh slua mór ón paraóiste í láthair agus tá siúl again go mbaineann sibh táithneamh as an lá.

Bingo mar is gnach san ionad oiche Shathairn ag a 9 a chlog agus beidh failte mhór roimh gach duine.


u8 Coaching will take place on Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 11am. The under 12s training is Monday and Wednesday next week at 7. Loads of information and pictures on the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page – make sure to check it out. Naomh Mhuire Bord na nÓg

The seniors and reserves have a free weekend. The u-21’s played in the championship last weekend losing to Four Masters on a score of 1-06 to 0-05.

Peil na mBan - The u12 development squad moves to Gaoth Dobhair this Fri at 6pm.Girls to be there for 5.45 for registration. Hard luck to the our girls - Erika, Jade, Caroline, Sarah who were part of the Donegal u16 team that lost the Ulster final on Saturday, the team made a gallant effort to win the game but lost out by a single point in the end. Training for ladies, u16, minors every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9. 
Naomh Mhuire GAA Club is hosting a BIG SPORTS AND FUN DAY on Sunday August 19th at the Banks. The day will act as a fundraiser as well as a great day for all children and Adults. A full day of activities with races, football, food stalls, arts and crafts, 5k race, gourmet burgers, strong man and woman, long kick, golf, etc. With development due to start shortly on improved facilities including additional dressing rooms, etc all support is greatly appreciated and this should be a great family day for all ages.

A course in child protection and good practise in the GAA will be held in the clubhouse. This course covers all from Adult to u/age mentors in every aspect of their roles within the club. It is a two hour course. This course is important and all coaches and club committee should look to attend. Contact me Dónal O’Séarcáigh 08631893331 asap if your interested.

Lotto details for week 25th July. Jackpot 2480 euro. No jackpot winner and two match 3 winners: Owenie Boyle - Mullachdubh, Jimmy Sharkey - Coilcheim, Patricia Gillespie - Loch na nDeorain.. Numbers drawn were 12-13-18-22.

100Club July draw: €400; Aoife McGarvey -Ran na feirste. €200; Cormac McGarvey - Knoc-a-stolair. €100each; Anne Boyle(Gillespie) - Mullachdubh, Richy Carrothers - Baile Ciarrai. €50each; Timmy Rodgers - Carraic fhionn, Joe Glynn - Anagaire thiar, Antoin O’Dochartaigh - Carraic-a-choill, Margaret A Ferry - Loch an Iuir, Ciaran McGinley – Coilcheim agus Michael Kavanagh - Rann na feirste.


After what was a very tense affair on Sunday afternoon the lads came out on top in their battle with St.Marys Rochfortbridge in their Celebrity Bainisteoir quarter final. A goal from full-back Clint Walsh with a few minutes remaining give the lads the lead for the first time and they managed to hold out to claim the victory and keep Pippa in the club for another while.

On Friday night, the lads didn’t have as much luck as they were defeated away to Killybegs on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-3.

Good luck to David and the county team this Sunday as they take on Kerry in the All-Ireland Quarter Final.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto. The jackpot now stands at €11,950. This weeks numbers were; 6,7,15,22,23. Winners of €25 were; Jackie Carron, N.K Chester, Geraldine Walsh and Cathie Gallagher. Next weeks draw will take place in O’Carolans Bar Laghey on Tuesday 7th August.