What’s happening in the GAA Club in Donegal this week. Read below for full round-up.

What’s happening in the GAA Club in Donegal this week. Read below for full round-up.


Bhí droch ádh ar an fhoireann sinsear in éadan Naomh Muire ag an deireadh seachtaine scór deireanach CCF 2 08 Naomh Muire 2 12.

Donnachadh Ó Baoighill 1 05, Brian cuffe 1 00, Seán Mac Gairbheith 0 01, Eugene Mac Uidhir 01, Joe Boyce 0 01. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta CCF 1 12 Naomh Muire 1 08.

The Summer camp will start on the 23rd/27th July. Names should be given to Declan Mc Garvey on 0861009467

Buaiteoirí club an 100 Mí na Bealtaine €500 Kevin Scanlon €100 Denis Ferry, Ownie Coyle, Denis Boyle, David Geaney, John m. Mulligan/Paddy Sweeney.

The club would like to thank all those who help coach the children from the national schools in the past number of weeks, bhain achan nduine sult as ár mbuíochas do na scoilteacha a thug tacaíochta dúinn chomh maith.

The club will hold another exciting event during this years Falcarragh Festival, the annual cloughaneely gladiators tournament will take place once again.

Under age training takes place every Friday and all new players boys and girls are welcome staring with U6s at 6pm. Ba mhaith linn comh bhrón a dhéanamh le Denise ó Leary kelly ar bás a Mathair an tseachtain ‘s thart.


Congratulations to Caroline and Clodagh Brady on winning the Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night. Next week’s jackpot is €1300.

CLG Chill Chartha will be running a CPR and Defib course on 28th June at 7pm in the Aislann. It is vital that all team coaches and mentors attend and everyone is welcome. Places are limited and contact Nicola for more info on 087-4150188. Bingo Jackpot next Sunday is €1400 on 46 numbers as there was no winner last weekend. Some of the winners were Joe Haughey €70, Siubhan Brady €70, Margaret Brady €80, Connie McGinley €80, Noreen O’Leary €70, Bridie McSweeney €50, Evelyn Boyle €130, Rose Meehan €150. The clubs new website is now live and we invite all club member to check it out. It is currently being updated and any information and photos are much welcomed. They can be sent

The U-14’s are scheduled to play their Div Semi Final against St Naul’s on Sat 16th June. Times to be confirmed.

Best of luck to Patrick McBrearty and Mark McHugh with the Donegal Panel in their Ulster Championship clash with Derry this Saturday evening.


Erne Gaels GAA Club wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the McGonigle Family on their Recent Bereavement.

Lotto: Numbers Drawn 1, 8, 13, 23. NO jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip Winners were: Karen Keown, Dara Dolan, and, Louise O’Neill

Next weeks jackpot will be £1,100 and will be drawn in The Jolly Farmers at 9pm.

Erne Gaels GAA Club are proud to announce that we will be holding a 10k Run/Walk named the Erne Gaels Challenge on Sunday 1st July 2012 @ 2pm.

Entries are now being taken, by registering your interest on our club facebook page, website and twitter page.

or alternately you can register your interest by contacting our public relations officer on (00 353) (0) 86 3743094

Erne Gaels have a Clothing Bank situated just inside our main gate.

Can our supporters, and members please donate all types of textiles, which is a source of income for our club.

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.

Fixtures were unavailable at time of going to press.

You can keep in touch with Erne Gaels, by subscribing to our weekly notes, by sending an email to

also keep an eye on our social media sites, website for up date happenings within the club.


Lotto reaches massive 10,000 euro. There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 12,19,27 and 29. There was 3 match 3 winners.

Jackie Galvin, Padraig Mc Hugh and J Mc Namee. Each receives €50

€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100

€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.

Contact any club committee member for details

Ulster Feile Final:

Our lads took on Carrickmacross in the Ulster Feile Final on Sat in Inishkeen. Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way on the day. Well done to all the players on reaching the final. The players would like to thank the managers, Anthony and Martin for all their hard work with this team.

Fixtures - Under 14 Boys Football. Wed 13th Home to Cloughaneely 7.30pm.

Under 10’s Football. Sat 16th. Away to St Eunans. 11.00am

Under 12’s Football. Mon 18th. Away to St Eunans. 6.30pm.

Please check our facebook page as we update all fixtures as soon as we receive any information.

There will be a quiz in the clubhouse on Fri June 22nd at 9.00pm. Teams of 4 only €20. There will also be an auction on the night for a signed Kilkenny Jersey and the last Oatfield hammer from Oatfield sweets. ( There are reserves on both these items). Promises to be a good nights craic Please come along and support your club.

DONEGAL V DERRY - Help is needed at the game on Sat. Stewards, shop, ticket sellers. Please contact Peter Maloney or Alan Martin if your are available to help out.

EUCHARISTIC MASS: Thanks to all the people who helped out at this event.Your participation made it a great sucess.

Training for underage teams is as follows,

Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 6.00pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899

Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.00 on Training pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868

Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.00pm on Training pitch.Contact John Burke 0868185915

Under 12’s Boys.Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865

Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pm Contact Olivia Finn 0879673264.

Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00.All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.

Training for girls football 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.

New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058

Club socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 - 35.Also we have new gear bags for sale. €15.

These can be purchased from the club on Tue and Wed at 7.00pm

Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.

Mac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.

Club meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.

The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more information


Ba iad 1, 8, 11 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Stephen Cannon Main Street, Nancy McGrory Sheskinarone, Jean Sweeney Sheskinarone, Patrick Sweeney 32 Ard Crone agus Chris Laughlin Jnr. Leitir.

Bhain Jean Sweeney as Sheskinarone, Marion Sweeney as Sheskinarone, Kate McCole as Sheskinarone, Hannah Reynolds as Diamond agus Nan Doherty as Main Street €100. ag an bhingo.

The 10th draw in the forth series of the Club 200 Draw was held on Sunday night the 3rd of June at the bingo and the winners were as follows: 1st €1,000 – Rosaleen O’Donnell as Upper main Street, Dungloe, 2nd €500 – Ann Boyle (B) Meenmore, Dungloe as Cronashallog, 3rd €300 – Marianne Comack as Gweedore Rd., Dungloe, 4th €100 – John Ward as Cronashallog, Dungloe, 5th €100 – Kevin Bonner as Lowere Main Street, Dungloe. Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone for their continued support. This will go towards the development of our facilities at Pairc na Rosann.

Division 1 Senior Result: Four Masters 0 – 6 0 – 7 Dungloe. Good away victory where Dungloe gave the Scally twins their first full start.

Division 1 Reserve Results: Four Masters 1 – 17 2 – 8 Dungloe. Best for Dungloe were Alan Rodgers and Robert Whrley.

I wonder should we just insert a wee note asking if any one was interested in contributing to the fundraising for the Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence in Convoy. The County Board are seeking donors of €500 euro.  If they can fundraise €125K they may be in a position to get a further grant of €250K from Croke Park. And with these monies they will be able to fence and floodlight the two pitches, which will be ready for use by the autumn. Thus enabling our County Teams do their winter training in preparation for the National League in football and hurling in 2013 at the Centre of Excellence. If anyone is in a position to assist they might contact Aideen Gillen.


Bingo in Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out, 2 of the panel prizes at €100, one at €120 & one at € 70. Three of the line prizes at €40. The additional prize for checking on the magic number on the last panel, has now reached a massive €1,520.

The Take you Pick Jackpot of is €220. Again at underage level there was a huge amount of football played throughout last week in various age groups. Our U12 team continued their excellent run of form beating Naomh Brid 3-8 to 0-2.

The U14 were out twice last week but sustained two losses to Glen and Naomh Naille, despite these losses the team have earned a spot in the Division 3 league regional final where they meet Killybegs. The game is fixed for Wednesday June 20th, venue yet to be confirmed.

Both Senior and Reserve teams were out in action over on Saturday evening last away to Letterkenny Gaels.

The reserves continued their string of good results by beating Gaels 1-11 to 1-8. The team, down by four points early in the first half, clawed back at Gaels before the interval to make it a one point game. A goal from the returning Patrick White restored there lead and they then finished the game out well. Scorers were - Paul McGeoghan (0-4), Patrick White (1-0), Liam Kennedy & Sean Furey (0-2), Paul Murrin, Ronan Murrin & Kevin O’Donnell (0-1).

The Senior team made it two from two games with a convincing 8 point win on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-4. With scores level at half time the boys gave a very strong second half performance banging in 3-6 in the half. Scorers were - Dermot Gallier (1-6), Aaron Byrne (2-2), Aiden Duddy (0-2), Cian Kennedy & Alan Lyons (0-1). Both teams are fixed to play Naomh Colmille on Sunday next in Dunkineely.


The senior team advanced to the semi finals of the Conway cup last weekend after defeating Round Towers at a sunny and blustery Ruislip.

Playing against the wind in the opening half the Gaels had plenty of chances but found it difficult to score with the swirling wind.

Dean Gordon found the net midway through the half after a goal mouth scramble, the half time score ended at 1-6 to 0-5.

The second half saw the Gaels up the tempo with some excellent long range points from Micheal Traynor, Benny O’Reilly and Ciaran Boyle.

All five subs were used early in the half and with 20 minutes remaining Dean Gordon got injured and had to leave the field leaving us with 14 men for the remainder of the game.

This seemed to make little difference as the Gaels kept marching forward and with ten minutes remaining that man again Ciaran Boyle popped up to score another goal after some excellent link play.

Best on the day were Austin Concannon, David Harrington, Ciaran Boyle, Benny O’Reilly and Marty Mc Coy. Mossy you will need to play for longer than 10 minutes to get a mention!! Final score TCG 2-15, Round Towers 1-6.


St Anthony’s 1-14 TCG Juniors 1-03. A disappointing performance and result this time out for the junior team despite great performances from stalwarts Tommy Moriarty and Kevin McFadden. Playing against a strong breeze in the 1st half, TCG just about managed to keep in touch at halftime despite their first point coming after the Reading men had already notched up 5 scores. However TCG were unable to use the wind to their advantage in the 2nd half and had a lucky goal cancelled out by a well-worked St Anthony’s effort. On reflection this was a heavy defeat, which could have been worse had St Anthony’s not been so wasteful in front of the posts, so plenty to consider prior to Championship. Training this coming Monday and Wednesday at 7:30pm.


The reserve team continued their good start to the season with a one point victory over Fulham Irish in the league last Sunday at Greenford.

Fulham took an early five point lead before the Gaels registered a score, but as the half wore on we started to find our feet before going in at half time 0-8 to 0-6 down.

The second half was tit for tat with both teams scoring a goal, the Gaels coming from Kevin Wappa McMenamin. Best on the day were Paddy Callaghan, Ronan Madine, Gary Kane and Wappa. Many thanks to Maurice Carr for refereeing.

Final score TCG 1-11, Fulham Irish 1-10

For this weeks fixtures please check local newspapers or the club website on for details.

The ladies team played a double header last Saturday against Thomas McCurtains in the Championship/league at Goodmayes.

The girls put up a brave performance against a more experienced team but eventually went down by a score of 2-11 to 1-3.

Best on the day were Jenny Dillon, Katie O’ Boyle, Susanna Gill, Ciara Rice and Fiona Campbell.

Sponsorship Launch:

We have re-arranged the kit/sponsorship launch for this Friday 15th June at 7pm in the clubhouse. As you all know we had to cancel the last one due to the re-arranged championship game. Again, we would ask all members/ players to please try and get down and give Powerday a big welcome. A hot buffet will also be served.

We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

50th 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 June. The reason being is that we have had a huge demand for tickets and places are limited. Tickets are priced at £70 each and can be got from Geraldine Keane.

After June 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

Ann Boyle Memorial Cup:

On Saturday 16th June our junior team travel to Coventry to play the hosts Roger Casements for the Ann Boyle memorial cup.

The game takes place at Casement Park, Sphinx social club, Coventry with a 5pm throw-in. Any club members wishing to travel can contact Michael Cunningham for more details.


There was no outright winner of last weeks lotto. The winning numbers drawn were 2,7,3,6,5,8,1,4. Ryan Dorrian matched the first three to win E60, the Jackpot now stands at E1050, the sellers for next week are Liam Breen [Captain], Pat O Conner, Patrick Mc Namee Mari Herron, Francie F Marley,Maread Mc Kenna, Benji O Meara,Charlie Dorrian Daniel Mc Glynn,Christy Morrow, Paddy Quinn.

The underage training  continues at the usual times, the U/8s have a blitz in Lifford next Saturday at 11am. The u/12s are away to Naomh Colmcille on Monday next at 6-30pm. The u/14s have a game against Carndonagh at home this Wednesday evening and are away to Naomh Colmcille next week, they had a good win last week when they defeated Red Hughs comprehensively.

The senior men had no game last weekend or next because of the Donegal/Derry match. The reserves travelled to Ballintra on Saturday night  and recorded a good win.

The senior ladies are away to Moville next Sunday in the thirteen a side league.


Our reserves took on Glenfin on Saturday evening last at Pairc Naomh Brid. Playing against a stiff breeze the lads put up a great fight in the first 20 minutes but two quick Glenfin goals left them in control at the break 2-8 to 0-3. The lads tagged on a number of points to cut the deficit at the beginning of the second half but Glenfin managed to tag on a few points of their own to keep themselves ahead. In what was an entertaining game of football, Glenfin emerged victorious on a scoreline on 2-13 to 0-9.

A defibrillator course will take place in the Community Centre, Ballintra on Monday 18th June at 7pm for any persons who wish to take part. The cost of the course is €60.

The club are currently trying to compile a collection of old photos and articles etc. of club teams. Could any persons who are willing to give some articles and photos to be copied get in contact with Martin O’Malley regarding this.


There was no winner of last weekend’s Slotto jackpot. The 80 euro prize for nearest to the correct sequence is Patsy Quinn Drimconnor. The sequence drawn was 5, 4, 6, 3, 1, 2, 7. Next weeks jackpot in 1700 Euro.

Last weekend both sides traveled to Aodh Ruadh in the league. A poor first half performance by the reserve side led to their defeat despite a much improed second half display. The senior team were one point winners in what was an impressive team performance. There are no games this week due to the Donegal V Derry game in the Ulster Championship.

The club extends its best wishes to Stephen Griffin and the Donegal squad for their Ulster Semi Final clash this Saturday against Derry in Ballybofey.


Aodh Ruadh were denied at least a deserved share of the points after a battling performance against Saint Naul’s. Damien Cleary was excellent form for Aodh Ruadh with 1-2, even despite managing to get himself sent off on a second yellow. Donagh McIntyre also soldiered well in the middle. It was a good game for the Aodh Ruadh old guard in general with Brian Roper, Niall McCready and Sticky Ward all clearly relishing the summer sod. We have a full match report and pictures up on

Aodh Ruadh’s reserves made great use of a strong first half breeze to put themselves in a commanding half time position against Saint Naul’s. Goals from Steven Perry and Fiachra McIntyre, plus a points from Jamie McDonald and Val Murray helped see to a 2-8 to 0-2 half time lead. In the second half points from Eamon McGrath, Anthony Coughlan, Jamie McDonald and Stephen McGrath were added to seal the win for the homesters. Aodh Ruadh were well served by a superb half back display from Spanny Goan, Stephen McGrath and Eamon McGrath who were outstanding throughout, particularly when the heat came on in the second half. The returning Aidan Murray gave a masterclass in midfield, while the half forward line of Val Murray, Jamie McDonald and Steven Perry scored heavily. The full forward line of Chris McCabe, Fiachra McIntyre and Anthony Coughlan also presented a considerable threat across the 60. We have pictures from the game up on

With the Ulster Championship this weekend our next game will be on Saturday June 23rd away to Termon with the reserves throwing in at 6pm followed by the seniors at 7.30pm. The week after we host Downings in Father Tierney park on Saturday 30th June. Again the throw in times are 6pm and 7.30pm.

Last Wednesday evening the under 14s finished their round robin matches with the top four clubs battling out in the semi finals. This see Naomh Conaill take on Aodh Ruadh in the first semi-final with Four Masters playing Ardara in the other. The semi-finals will be played as a double header on Saturday 16th June. Venues and referees to be confirmed.

The under 12s lost their game in the league against Dungloe on Monday on a score line of 6-12 to 2-7. Ciaran Meehan and Ronan McGarrigle soldiered well in defence while Mark Gallagher worked hard in goals. Michael McKenna and Dylan Gallagher had a great second half in the middle of the field. Training continues this Friday at 4.15pm. We travel to Annagry for our last game of the year next Monday. All players are to meet at the park at 4.15pm sharp for their trip to Naomh Mhuire.

Aodh Ruadh hosted a highly successful under 10 Mick Shannon tournament last Saturday with teams attending from Melvin Gaels, Bundoran, Erne Gaels and Four Masters. The lads did very well, delivering some excellent performances across the tournament and winning the A section, with Melvin Gaels claiming the B title. Many thanks to our sponsors on the day: Spar, Mace, Centra, Pearse O’Neill’s and Erne Fresh Foods. Thanks also to parents for all their help with the catering. Thanks to everyone who reffed and officiated on the day. We have over 40 images from the day’s action taken by Ronan Matthews and Kerry Ryan up on Under 10 training continues this Thursday, 14th June in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 6pm to 7pm. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. The under 10s will be travelling to a blitz in Bundoran this Saturday 16th June. We will be looking for parents to assist with transport to this game. All players and parents/guardians able to help with transport are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park for 9.45am. Players are asked to bring club socks and togs.

The under 8s had a very successful trip to Ballintra on Saturday morning. The players really did themselves and the club proud. We have a picture of them up on the homepage. Back row l-r: James McGinley, Michael Doogan, Tommy Winters, Eoghan Kelly, Darragh Dolan and David Roper. Front row: Lauren Foy, Shane Delahunty, Shane McGloin and Ronan Barron. We were well looked after by Naomh Bríd. Darragh Dolan was our captain on the day and received a trophy from Naomh Bríd recognising Aodh Ruadh’s participation. Many thanks to all the parents who helped bring the players down and supported us on the day. Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday 15th June from 6pm to 7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.


The under 14 hurlers play MacCumhaill’s on Thursday night in Ballybofey with a throw in time of 7pm. This game was due to be played last week but was postponed due to the pitch being flooded. We face a tough battle against the Twin Towns men, who recently won the B League final, for the right to play Buncrana in the county final.

We are hosting an under 12 all county blitz this Sunday with play begining at 11am.

Congratulations to Meabh Rooney and Shane Gillespie who qualified for the Community Games All Ireland Finals, to be held in Athlone at the end of August, at the County Finals in Milford on Sunday, Meabh won the Long Puc and Shane qualified in the 600 metres. We have a picture of Meabh and Shane on the home page.

Aodh Ruadh under 14s are doing a Cash for Clothes Collection as a fundraiser for the Féile na nGael in Dublin in July. We would greatly appreciate any bags of old clothes, belts, handbags and shoes. We will also take blankets and curtains as long as they are kept separate from the other clothes. Spread the word to family, friends and neighbours, we will be getting the clothes weighed in early June so get clearing out your closets thanks! For any queries regarding this fund-raiser please contact John Rooney 086-2587793, Eileen McCaffrey 087-3172920 or Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903. The final day for collecting clothes is Monday 18th June.

Training as normal on Sunday for all age groups at 12 noon.


Last Tuesday the Aodh Ruadh under 14 girls put in a solid performance to record their fourth successive win of the campaign, this time defeating Kilcar. Aodh Ruadh dominated for most of the game and were unfortunate not to have totted up more scores. A few excellent saves from Kelsie Warren kept the girls on the correct side of the score line. She was assisted by her defenders who made each score difficult for the opposition. Orlaith Gillespie and Meabh Rooney contributed greatly with endless running at the middle of the field against a strong Kilcar pairing. The Ballyshannon forwards all worked of their socks to get the scores that counted. Mary Flora Scott was on fire again getting three goals bringing her last two matches tally to seven goals. One of these goals was a crucial late effort on Tuesday that hit one post and rolled right over to the other before finding its way over the goal-line much to the Aodh Ruadh supporters delight. This victory brings the girls to a county semi-final due to be played on 26th June. The opponents for that semi-final have yet to be decided as there are a number of the games from the north of the county remaining to be played out. We have a full match report with team sheet and pictures up on

Aodh Ruadh under 12s will host the Willie Rogers tournament this Wednesday evening at 6pm in Father Tierney park. After months of preparation this is the first time the girls will take to the field this season, hopefully they will have plenty of support on the evening.

Under 10 and under 8 training will take place in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh from 6pm on Wednesday evening to 6.45pm.

Our next aluminium can collection for recycling to raise much needed funds for Aodh Ruadh and to protect the local enviroment takes place this Saturday 16th June at Father Tierney Park from 12 noon to 1pm. We have had a great response to this scheme and so far we have recycled over 1.6 tonnes of aluminium cans, thanks to all the community and businesses who have supported us with this venture. For any information on this recycling campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Kieran Drummond 086-2368295.

An impressive haul of 32 points has seen Rachel Patton’s Leitrim Lassies rocket to the top of the Race For Sam standings. She had Sligo (10 points), Adrian Marren (2-6 = 12 points) and Limerick sharpshooter Ian Ryan (0-10 points). Meanwhile Charlie Patton is out on his own in the race for the wooden spoon, although Greg Sweeney’s Milky Bar Kids are also loitering with intent. View the week four leader board on or in The Bridgend Bar every Tuesday. The rules and scoring page has been updated with the scores for counties and players.

Aodh Ruadh aim to organise a CPR and defibrillator course, if there is sufficient interest. This is a four hour course with one night of two hours concentrating on CPR and another night of two hours focused on the defibrillator. We are charging €10 to book place on course with all proceeds being donated to the Irish Heart Foundation. Please call or text Tracey Flood on 086 1764998 to book your place.

There was no winner of the €1,300 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 11, 13 and 14. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Kieran McShea, Stranorlar; Claire Flood, Saimer Drive; Sean O’Rourke, Cloghore, Ken Monaghan, East Port; and Patrick Flanagan, Roscor, Belleek. Next draw is in Dorrian’s on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1,400 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: Peter Gallagher’s team.


The Seniors and Reserves travelled to Glenties on Sunday in the League and both teams came away with good wins, the Seniors are now top of Div. 1. The Juniors made the long trek to Pettigo and went down to a 4 point defeat. There are no games this week with Donegal in Ulster SFC action against Derry on Saturday evening in Ballybofey. Best of luck to Rory, Kevin and Donegal on Saturday.

The U-14 Boys Div. 1 team had a big win over an understrength MacCumhaills team on Friday night, they are at home to St. Michael’s this Wednesday (13th June). The Division 2 team suffered a heavy defeat at home to Gaoth Dobhair last week, they have no game this week. The Div. 3 team had no game last week as Downings failed to field, they travel to Moville this Wednesday.

The U-14 Footballers are continuing to raise funds for their trip to Féile in just over a weeks time. They are having a Bowling evening in Arena 7 this Friday (June 15th) from 7pm until 9pm. Please come along and support this fundraiser. Cost €10 per player.

The James Gallagher Cup takes place this weekend (Saturday 16th) in the Park. The teams taking part this year are: St. Eunan’s, Ardara, Buncrana, Fanad Gaels, MacCumhaills and Naomh Conaill.

The U-12 Girls footballers travelled to Robert Emmett’s for a blitz on Saturday, winning all but one of their games. They travel to Buncrana this Saturday (16th).

The U14 Hurlers lost out in the Championship semi-final against Buncrana. In a cracking game, St. Eunan’s led throughout but were eventually pipped by a late Buncrana goal. The lads should be proud of their season having made tremendous progress throughout the year.

St Eunan’s U8 hurlers attended a very well-run blitz hosted by Carndonagh on Sunday. We fielded two teams with each playing five games; both teams were very competitive showing both skill and determination. Other teams present were Carndonagh, Buncrana, Burt and the Letterkenny Gaels. Many thanks to the parents that travelled for their help and vocal support.

Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park from 2nd July – 6th July. Co-ordinator this year is Michael McGrath (086-3717409).

The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy continues weekly at 6:30pm – 8pm.

The Sunday Morning Football Academy is at 11am every Sunday morning. New members always welcome at both Academies.

The new Club Ties are now available. A collection evening will be arranged shortly for anyone that has pre-ordered a tie. We have a small amount of extra ties for anyone that wants to get one. Contact Paul McGovern (086-8114151) for details.

There were 5 winners that matched 3 numbers in this week’s Lotto draw and they win €20 each. The numbers drawn were: 1-5-9-15. Shannon McNamee c/o Adrian Shiels; Eugene Gallagher, Hawthorn Heights; Con Murray, c/o Adrian (all Adrian Shiels); Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill and Liam O’Donnell, Fernhill.


There will be an over 40s game V Glenfin on Friday 22nd June at the Burn Road at 7.30. This is to raise funds for purchase of Defibrillator for Termon GAA. This is a very important and potentially life saving development for the club and we would urge all club members to donate what they can. Players will all make a minimum donation of €5 and donations will be accepted on the night from spectators. Refreshments afterwards in the Lagoon.

Club membership is still available at €80 including the yearly lotto, €60 for students. A membership without the yearly lotto is €20. Contact Essie McGrenra for details. No application for tickets to Donegal games will be accepted from non members.

Minor Board: Next Monday at 6.30 the U12s take on Cloughanealy at the Burn Road. Both teams had good wins against Fanad in Termon on Monday evening.

The under 14s are at home to Gweedore next Wednesday the 20th at 7.30.

The minor boy’s season will restart on the 29th of June.

Training this Saturday morning as usual for the underage groups.

The Cul camp takes place this year at the Burn Road from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August. Mark the date in the diary for our future stars. More details in the coming weeks.

Ladies Board: Under 16 training takes place every Thursday at 5.30. All new players welcome.

The junior ladies play Red Hughes in Killygordan at 12noon this Sunday.

Our Seniors and reserves have a weekend off this weekend at the time of going to press after a busy schedule this last number of weeks. Best of luck to Jim, Rory, Michael and the Donegal squad in their game against Derry this Saturday.

The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 9 and 11. Congratulations to Jim Gallagher who matched all 4 numbers to win €1200. Next week’s draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €500.

Burn Road Timetable

All managers are to take note of the calendar for the use of the Burn Road now in place at the Dressing Rooms. A new calendar for June/July will be posted in the coming week. Changing of games/trainings etc needs to be cleared to ensure no double booking of field in what is likely to be the busiest period of the year.


There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,4,10,17. Two prizes of €50 went to Michael Ward, Straboy and May Kennedy. Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €3,200.

There is a fundraising dance in aid of Naomh Conaill Ladies and Fintown Harps in Halla Baile Na Finne, Fintown this Sunday 17th June at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm. Music by The Regulators. Admission €10. So get on your dancing shoes and come and support two worthy local clubs.

The U-10’s Go Games Games blitz is in Naomh Mhuire (the Banks) this Saturday 16th June at 12 noon. The two other clubs taking part in the blitz is Dungloe and Kilcar.

The U-12 Go Games League continues next Monday 18th June at 6.30 when Naomh Conaill are away to Ardara.

Good luck to the U-14 team who play Aodh Ruadh in the Division One League Regional semi-final this Friday at 7.30pm in Donegal Town.

Both the reserves and seniors were beaten by St Eunans in the league at the weekend. The reserves lost 3-08 to 1-10 while the seniors were beaten 3-06 to 1-06.

Good luck to the Donegal team especially the Naomh Conaill lads when they take on Derry in Ballybofey on Saturday evening.


Good luck to the St. Michael’s Players and the entire Donegal Team and Management as they take on Derry in the Quarter Final of the Ulster Championships in Macumhail Park in Ballybofey on Saturday evening.

Please note that the stand will be All Ticket on Saturday evening.

The Division 5 All county League game between Ardara and St. Michael’s was postponed last weekend owing to a bereavement and St. Michael’s extend their deepest sympathy the Maguire Family and the Ardara Club on the tragic death of Tomas Maguire.

Please check the papers for any fixtures this weekend.

Dunfanaghy Festival of Traditional Irish Music, Set Dancing, Ceili and Two Hand Dancing

The inaugural Dunfanaghy Festival of Traditional Irish Music, Set Dancing, Ceili and Two Hand Dancing will be held in the town from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012 and a number of the events are being held in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse at the Bridge.

On the opening night Friday the 8th July there will be a Set Dancing and Ceili in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse at the bridge Hornhead from 9.30pm-12.30pm, the music is by the Duntally Ceili Band and the admission is €10 with supper served.

On Saturday the 7th there will be set dancing in St. Michael’s Clubhouse at the Bridge, Hornhead with caller Madge O’Grady from 9.30pm until 12.30pm, dancing to the Long Note Ceili Band and admission is 10 euro including supper. And on Sunday the 8th the Farewell Set Dancing Ceili with Caller Gerry McNulty will be in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse from 4pm-7pm with dancing to the Annaly Ceili Band. Everyone is welcome to attend these events.

Lotto: There was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 2,3,6,9,11,16, The Match 5 winners were Dorrean McFadden Ballyconnell Falcarragh and Enya O’Donnell Ards Creeslough who won €50 each, This weeks Jackpot will be €5900.

Bingo: The winner of the €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was Susan Gallagher Ray Falcarragh.

This weeks Snowball at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy at 8pm in the Ozanam Community Centre will be €3020 on 45 Nos or less.

This months 50 Club winners were €65 May Cox Ards, €35 Edel Coll Creeslough and €25 Denis McFadden Roshine Lake.

Strictly: Anyone who wants a DVD of the Strictly Come Dancing should contact Nicola Ferry.


In ómós do Seosaimh (Josie) Ó Gallchóir. Chaill an club ceann den gcuid sean imreoirí le gairid, bá é sin Seosaimh Ó Gallchóir nó Josie Gallagher as Srath Mairtín, Doirí Beaga. D’imir Josie formhór a chuid peil do na foirne faoi aois ag an am. Bhain sé Craobh na contae faoi 14 i 1967 agus d’imir faoi 16, Mionúr, agus Soisir don chlub.

Déanann muid có-bhrón lena bhean Máire, deartháireacha Seamus, John, agus Neilly, agus a dheirfiúracha Sarah agus Bríd.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam Uasal.

Campí Samhraidh CLG Ghaoth Dobhair. Tá trí champa a reáchtáil ag Bord na nÓg i mbliana, 9ú-13ú Iúil 6-7bl d’aois; 16ú-20ú Iúil 8-9 bl d’aois agus 23ú-27ú Iúil 10-13bl d’aois. Beidh uasmhéid de 50 páiste ar gach campa. Eolas ó Breandán 087 2938230.


The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 8, 12, 14 and 26. There was one winner of match 3. John Cunningham, Old Fintra Rd., Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,250 and Match 3 is €60. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit and go to the Killybegs page.

There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Nora Kennedy, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,350 on 46 calls.


The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 48 were Gerry Caldwell, Main Street and Sean Gillespie, Brookfield. The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 19 & 24 with the jackpot now standing at €2,200.

The final draw of the 2011/2012 Annual Lotto takes place on Monday June 25th so members are reminded to have their subscription paid in full before then in order to be included in the draw for 10 prizes to the value of €3,000 on the night.

The Nursery FUN Programme for 5/6 year old boys and girls born in 2006 and 2007 continues this Saturday morning at 11.00 am at Tir Conaill Park.

The Under 14 camogie team played against Carndonagh on Friday last in Tir Conaill Park in the first round of their defence of the league title. They displayed tremendous teamwork and determination throughout the game. Thanks to all to turned out to support the girls and a special thanks to HomeInstead who sponsored the new jerseys which the team wore on Friday evening for the first time.

The Under 10’s footballers took part in the Michael Shannon Memorial Tournament in Ballyshannon Saturday last June 9th with Team 1 beating Erne Gaels (Beleek), Melvin Gaels (Kinlough), Bundoran and Aodh Ruadh qualifying them for the final for the first time in twelve years. Unfortunately we got beat by Aodh Ruadh but there was some great football played by all involved with fantastic individual skills on display, so hard luck to our brave nine lads on the day. Team 2 also made it to the B Final meeting Melvin Gaels and they unfortunately lost out as well. Again this was a very good performance by all the players involved. This was a great achievement for the club to reach both finals of this tournament. Congratulations to all, hard luck and well done.

The Under 10’s have also taken part in two blitzes this season, starting in Dunkineely May 19th and at home in Tir Conaill Park Saturday June 2nd. Our first home blitz saw us winning best club award as both teams beat Bundoran and Naomh Ultan and the cup being presented to Aaron Culloo and Conor Mc Allister both captains on the day of Team 1 and Team 2. Very well done to all the Under 10’s. Many thanks on the day to parents that made sandwiches or helped out in any way and family that supported and cheered on the boys. Coaching continues on Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 7.30 pm.

The Under 8’s took part in another very successful blitz on Saturday last June 9th in Tir Conaill Park. Four Masters plus St. Nauls and Naomh Ultan competed very well with the 50 kids togged out getting plenty of football and enjoyment out of the 7/8-a-side games.

The next monthly meeting of Bord na nOg has been rescheduled to Wednesday June 20th at 8.30 pm in the Abbey Hotel.


Torthai an lotto don 11ú Meitheamh. Uimhreacha: 1-7-15-25. Ni raibh buaiteoir dón póta oir, bhí tri uimhir ag Séan Ó Conchubhair, Górt na Bráid agus tá €150 bainnte aige. Níor bhain duine ar bith an beile do bheirt. Bhain Madge an buideal fíon. Duais Dioltora- Caitriona Ní Fríl. Beidh an tarraingt ar an Luan seo chugainn ins an Teach Tabhairne An Gleann ag 11i.n. agus beidh €12,000 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: Theip ar an foireann sinsir arís ag an deireadh seachtaine in éadain Aodh Ruadh Cúil na gCuirrídin, Na Dunaibh 0-6, Aodh Ruadh 0-9. Chríonnaigh an cluiche tacaíocht ar chomh scór, Na Dúnaibh 0-10, Aodh Ruadh 2-4. Níl cluiche ag na foirne an seachtain seo chugainn.

Bord Mionúr: Leanainn traenáil fá choinne faoi-8, 10 & 16 ag an ionad gach Ceadaoin ag tosacht ag 6i.n agus traenáil fá choinne an foireann faoi-12 gach hAoine ag 5.45i.n.

Beidh blitz ar siúl fá choinne an foireann faoi-10 ar an pháirc maidín De Satharn ag 11.00 agus tá muid dóchasach go mbeidh slua mór i láthair.

Bhí bhua suntasach ag an foireann faoi-12 in eadain Gleann tSuilí ar an Luan. Casann said ar Gael Fhanáide an Luan seo chugainn sa bhaile ag 6.30i.n.

Déanainn an chlub comhbhrón le teaghlaigh Mac Giolla Bhríde, Cionn na Leargaí ar son bhás tobann Anton ar an Mháirt seo chaite. Bhí Anton ceann de na daoine a bunaithe an chlub reatha agus bhí roinnt post éagsúla aige ar an coiste i rith na mbliana agus beidh sé cronaithe go mór ag muid uilig. Go ndeanfaí Dia tracaire ar a anam.

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


Our seniors and reserves were both defeated at home to Naomh Ultan at the weekend. Both teams are at home to Milford on Sunday with 1.30pm and 3.00pm

The Under 12s were away to Gweedore on Monday where both teams suffered defeats, The green team was out first and were well beaten by a stronger Gweedore team although the put up a good performance Deirmud Cahill and Connor Walker were the best players for the Gaels with Micky Sweeney trying hard.the Orange team were next out and put up a much better performance going down by the narrowest of margins. Niall Diver, Conor Clarke and Kieran Patton were best for the Gaels. We entertain St Eunan’s at home next week.

U8 hurlers attended a blitz in Carndonagh and played their matches with great determination.U14 hurlers are playing in the B County Final v Burt on Thursday in Páirc na nGael with throw-in at 6.15pm. Parents and supporters are asked to come along and give the boys a shout. Good Luck boys! U10 gaelic team came up against strong opposition in Milford & St. Michaels at their blitz last week. All players tried hard on the night.

The U14s did not have a match last week. Next match is away to Downings on Wednesday evening. U12 girls took part in their first blitz of the year at Robert Emmetts.Despite missing a number of players, the girls won two of their four matches and showed great potential and determination. In a tough physical match, the U14 girls continued their winning ways in Gaoth Dobhair. In a strong team performance, Sarah Boyce and Sarah Canning took some great scores while Eimear Lynch, Isabella Patton and Fiona Boyce were consistent in defence. Next match is at home to Robert Emmetts

The Hurling & Camogie Academy takes place from the 9th to the 13th July. Contact Sharon Harnett 0868405785 The Cúl camps for hurling takes place 7-9th Aug, contact Dan Harnett.

The Cúl Camp for Gaelic 30th July-3rd August. contact Oisin Cannon 0867325955.

Lotto results for W/ending 3rd June. Nos were 8,10,13 &24. Match 3 winner was Declan Gallagher Rossbracken. Lotto results for weekending 10th June 2,8,17 and 24. Match 3 winner was K O Connell, Friends of the Gaels. Next weeks jackpot is 3050Euro.


The senior squads matches at the weekend were postponed due to Dooey being waterlogged.

This weekend they play Robert Emmetts in Dooey on Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

The under 12s had a very good win against Ardara last Monday evening in Dooey.

The clubs monthly meeting will take place this Thursday evening in Doochary at 9.30.

The under 16s were drawn against Kilcar in the semi finals of this years championship . First leg to be played in Kilcar on Monday 25th June.


This week’s Lotto numbers were 9-11-16-17. No winner. Six match three get €12 each. Hugo McFadden, Sylvester Hiemstra, Ava Friel, Martin Doherty, Danny Barrett and John McGettigan. Next week’s jackpot is €4180.

The Seniors and Reserves are away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday. Throw in times 1.30pm and 3pm.

Under 14’s had a remarkable 22 point turnaround in 2nd half last Wednesday night with a comprehensive win over Burt. Too many outstanding performances to mention anyone in particular. Hopefully this display will be the spark to drive the boys on for the rest of the summer with our target of 2 nights per week training.

The ladies teams held a very succesful bucket collection last Saturday in Milford and Ramelton. A big thank you to all who helped out and to everyone who donated so generously.

The under 12 girls travelled to Termon last Saturday where they competed in a blitz which also involved Fanad and Glenswilly. The format consisted of three nine a side games and three seven a side games with Milford being succesful in all six games. Well done to all involved and thanks to Anne Marie Gibbons and Denise Gallagher who managed the teams on the day.

The under 14 girls got back to league action recently with games away to Carndonagh, where they hung on for a well deserved one point win, and a comprehensive home win against Convoy. Best for Milford over the two games were Shauna McBride, Aoife Donnelly and Claudia Ward.

Alcohol and substance abuse policy: he club will shortly launch an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP). The draft policy document can be viewed on the club website The club would welcome the views of parents and members on this policy, if you have any comments or suggestions please contact us at

Kelloggs cúlcamp will be held at Milford from 2/7/12/ to 6/7/12. To register on-line andfor more information go to In order to helpparents with the costs of camp the club offers each child the opportunity to offset the cost by selling five €2 LOTTO’s each week for five weeks leading up to the camp. If you wish to take part contact Shaun Paul at 086-6052169.

Fundamentals: Fundamentals continue at the pitch every Friday at 6pm.

NAOMH COLUMBA: Starting with underage news this week, and our under 14 lads are due to contest the divisional semi final this Saturday, with a meeting with Bundoran. The game has been set for 1pm in Mountcharles, and we wish the team the very best of luck.

Our under 10s will host a blitz on Saturday morning, with Ard a Rátha, Na Rossa and Na Cealla Beaga as guests. Games start at 11am at Páirc na nGael.

Our under 12 team recorded a very good victory in Dungloe on Monday evening, and now look forward to an away fixture with Naomh Mhuire next Monday evening at 6.30pm. Our third team were unlucky to lose out to Glenswilly on Saturday evening last. We had no fixture for this weekend at the time of going to press.

Our seniors and reserves enjoyed a free weekend, and are now scheduled for an away fixture with Red Hughs this Sunday, reserves at 1.30pm and seniors at 3pm.

Ní raibh buaiteoir ar bith ar lotto na seachtaine seo caite. Ba iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ná 7-10-14-27. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: €50 Deidre &Wesley O’ Meara, Bíofan. €30 Paddy O’ Gara, Dún Alt. €20 Shannon Leigh Short, Ascal Sliabh A’ Liag. €20 Aidan & Shauna Kelly, Teileann. €20 Mollie & Ciara Mc Guire, An Caiseal. Beidh duaischiste de €4200 againn don tseachtain seo.

Guímid ádh mór ar fhoireann an chontae agus iad ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Doire sa chluiche ceathrú-cheannais den chraobh-chomórtas Dé Sathairn.


Lotto Results: Numbers drawn: 1,5,6,7,19 Bonus 7. No jackpot winner. €100 Annie Hall, Killavrick. €50 Joe Reilly, Ballymagowan. Next weeks draw in McGinleys Bar. Jackpot €4500.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Gaeil Fhánada School Sports Day, that was to be held on Tuesday past, had to be postponed until further notice. Date to be confirmed later, and will be posted in these notes next week. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Gaeil Fhánada will hold another Scrap Saturday in September. So hold onto your scrap metal until then and we will dispose of it for you.

Our under 10’s were in Termon for a blitz on Saturday 9th. They had games vs Termon and Gweedore, both teams played really well. Thank you to their coaches Jerry, Emma and Aidan, thank you to all the parents also. The boys and girls looked great in their new Marine Harvest sponsored kit. thank you to the Termon GAA club for their hospitality over the last two Saturdays for the under 8 and under 10 blitz’s. No training this Saturday for under 6’s, under 8’s or under 10’s due to the rally. For further info, contact Martin McAteer @ 074 91 63472.

Our under 12 team travel to St.Eunan’s on Saturday morning. Due to the rally they will travel by bus. Bus leaves Fanavolty at 9.30a.m. Anyone unable to make it should please contact Aidan on 0877765540. This is a very busy week for our under 12’s as they also play Downings on Monday 18th in Downings and on Wednesday 20th they play their backlog match against Gaoth Dobhair in Portsalon.

Our under 14’s had a good win away in Glenswilly. They play Termon at home in Portsalon on Wednesday 13th at 7.30pm.

Votes of sympathy were passed at the June monthly committee meeting to the families of Benny McFadden, Bridget Brennan and Dan Meenan on their recent deaths. May they Rest In Peace.


The club was saddened to learn of the death of Patsy McCrea who was a former player with the club, we extend our sincerest sympathies to all his family and friends.

Well done to the Pettigo Senior Team who had a great win over St Eunans at the School Field on Saturday evening. Solid performances all round, next match should be in 2 weeks time. Team: A.Britton, S. Kavanagh, S.O Se, M. Hilley, M. McGrath, J.Kane, E. Baird, S. Britton, P.Murphy, M.O Riordan, D.Johnston, J.McManus, P.Robinson, P. Carr, J.McElrone, D.Robinson, D.Carr, P.Moss, F.McManus, C.McGrath, I.McCubain, Mgr M Gallagher, P Colton

We wish the Donegal Senior Team every success on Saturday.


The winner of this weeks Lotto was Oisin Duffy and he receives €50. Next weeks jackpot is €1,650. The winner of the 100+ Club was Mark McMenamin and he receives €100.

The senior team beat Downings away last week on a score of 0-9 to 0-6. The reserves drew their game 2-4 to 0-10. Both teams are due to play Naomh Columba at home this Friday 15th June. Reserve at 6.00pm and senior at 7.30pm.

Well done to the U10 A & B teams took part in a blitz at the pitch on Saturday morning last. Well done also to U12 girls who competed in a blitz in Convoy last Saturday.

The U12 boys are fixed to play Glenswilly ‘B’ away next Monday 18th June at 6.30pm. U12 training at the pitch on Fridays at 6.30pm.

U14 boys due to play Buncrana away next Wednesday the 20th June at 7.30pm. Well done to U14 girls on their recent win against Robert Emmets.