Donegal GAA Club Call

Donegal GAA Club Call

Read on to get a full and comprehensive run down on what is happening in the GAA Clubs in Donegal.


Kevin O’Riordan visited us last Friday morning on his trip around Ireland kicking a point at every pitch in Ireland to raise money for the street children in Kolkata, India. Text 'kick4hope'to 50300 to donate €4 or visit, We wish Kevin all the best of the rest of his journey.

The seniors are away to Gaoth Dobhair in preliminary round of the county Gaeltacht this week while our reserves travel to Naomh Muire the following weekend. Well done to Donegal seniors on their league victory over Cork on Sunday, Paddy McBrearty, Ryan and Eoin McHugh all featured.

Club membership for 2016 is now due and can be paid to Denise McSweeney. Forms are available in The Aislann, for download from our website or from Denise. All Adult members paid up before Mar 31st will be entered into a club draw.

Thanks to all who attended the Underage Education night in the Cinema Room in Aislann Cill Chartha last Thursday evening it was great to see such a large turnout.

Ladies, gent’s childrens and all clothing shoes belts bags, hats and also all bed linen and curtains are being collected by the club. . Bring your bags to Towney GAA rooms any day from now until Saturday 27th February for more details ring: Mary Football 087-6168779or Caroline Brady 087-2696803. Bags can be collected ring above numbers for details. Go raibh a mile maith agaibh

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,200 this week’s numbers were: 3, 7, 22 and 24 winners were: €50 - Roseann Ellis, €30 -Lisa c/o Centra, Kilcar, €20- Kenneth Kennedy and Meabh Nic Giolla Chearra.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €2,650 which will rollover to €2,700, next week. The numbers drawn were 7,10,11,18,23. This week’s jackpot of €75 was won by Barry McDaid , Pat Hoare and the Barr family.

The club are seeking all interested parties for their "Come dine with me" on the 27th of February 2016.


There were no winners of the jackpot in last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2-9-12-19 and two people matched three numbers to share the €100 prize. Next week’s jackpot is a massive €4600.

Club members are now selling National club draw tickets. Tickets are just €10 Sympathy is extended to the McNulty Drumconnell on the death of Josephine Mc Nulty.


The club’s committee and its members would like to offer their sincere deepest condolences to Mark Farren's wife, family and friends at the very sad passing of Mark last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

On Sunday the club had the great honor in hosting the National League game between Donegal and Laois ladies. It was a particular special day for our own Niamh Hegarty who led Donegal out for her first home game as Donegal captain on her home turf. The club was also were represented by Ciara Hegarty, Niamh Mc Laughlin and Blathnaid McLaughlin.

Many congratulations to our ballad group who are representing the club and Donegal at the Scór Ulster semi-final in Glenullen on Saturday February 13th..

Jimmy Hegarty has been installed as the senior ladies senior manager and Sean O’ Hare has been appointed as the men’s senior manager.

Lotto numbers drawn on Monday 1st February 3, 15, 17, 20. The jackpot was not won. Aisling Harkin, Carnagarve, won €50. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,200.

Membership for the year is overdue.

Only fully paid up members will be eligible for Donegal match tickets in the event there is a demand for tickets sourced through the club.


The club held its annual awards presentations night on Sunday, in Carey's Viking House Hotel. Neil Gallagher was the guest of honour and Neil took part in a question and answers session. Catherine Bonner made a presentation to Neil to thank him. Megan Burns made a presentation, on behalf of the Ladies team, to their manager John McGarvey.

Those who received the awards were; Ladies player of year: Megan Burns; most dedicated ladies player: Katie McDevitt; reserve player of year: Hugh McGeady; reserve young player of the year: Bryan Grant; senior player of the year: Harry Harden; senior young player of the year: Shaun Burns; the boot: Seamus Roarty; club person of the year: Catherine Bonner.

Beidh Comórtas Náisiúnta Peile na Gaeltachta 2021 againn i ndiaidh vóta anocht in éadan ceithre chumann eile. An nuacht is fearr le fada a fuair ceantar Íochtar na Rosann. Beidh na mílte ag Tarraingt ar an cheantar an bhliain sin. Beidh obair mhór le déanamh anois le bheith réidh ach tá muid breá ábalta ag an dúshlán. Rinne Cormac Mac Gairbheith agus Damien Ó Dónaill ionadaíocht anocht don chlub.

If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscription

Lotto numbers drawn on February 3rd, for jackpot of €960 were 8, 15, 20, 23. There was no jackpot winner. There was one match three numbers; Joe Boyle, Loughanure. Next week’s jackpot is €1040.


The club are hold the annual presentation night on Friday February 19th in the Gateway Hotel. This will be for presentation to all our adult teams who have seen success in 2015. It promises to be a great night with live music by the Hectics and disco afterwards. Tickets are €10 and are available from Buncrana club members and players.

Lotto numbers this week were 3, 4, 9, 11. There were no winners. Next week the jackpot will be €1,075.


Well done to Martin O’Reilly who contributed with a brilliant performance coupled with another goal for Donegal against Cork, on Sunday.

The club is holding presentations for the Under-16, hurlers, footballers and Camogie players who had success last season. The presentation will take place at the clubhouse on Friday night with an 8.30pm start.

Enda Bogle has been appointed the senior ladies football manager for 2016. Don Browne, Mary Bogle, Muriel Kelly and Eimear Gillooley make up his management team.

Anyone willing to help out for this year’s Under-10s can they please contact Simon on 085 150 3092.

Club membership forms for juvenile, adult and family are available from all club coaches/managers.

There was no winner of this week's lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 21 and 24. There were six match three winners: Derick Lynch, John Sweeney, Shay Mc Devitt, Liam Crumlish, Leanne Bogan and Dermot O’Neill who all receive €25. This week’s jackpot is a massive €8,900.


TCG Youth Teams will be visiting Donegal from the 27th to 29th May 2016 (Bank Holiday Weekend). This trip is open to all U-10 and U-13 Players and interested parents should contact their child's manager to register interest and obtain further details.

The TCG Senior AGM will take place on Saturday, 20th February at 4.30pm at the clubhouse.


There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1050. The numbers drawn were 6-2-3-5-1-7-0. The €50 winner was Neilly Doherty Paul and the €20 sellers prize went to Lily’s Bar, Malin Town. Next week’s jackpot is €1100.


Match "N" Win February 4th: No jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 15, 18. The €15 winners were Mickey Gordon, Isle of Doagh, Paul Doherty (T), Tullagh, Megan McDaid, 30 Gaddyduff, Caroline Grant, Magheramore, Sadie McLaughlin, Tullagh. Jackpot next week is €620.

Club membership is now due for 2016.


Congratulations to the following people who were ratified into the following roles at last week’s monthly club meeting. Oifigeach Leanaí – Tom Feeney; Oifigeach Oiliúna – Stephen Doohan; Oifigeach Forbartha – James McCrossan.

The club will be holding Registration nights down in the clubhouse kitchen on the following nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Friday 12th February and Friday 19th February.

Excellent membership rates are also available for minors and college students. Please contact Declan McGarvey tel: 086-100 9467 for further information on the Gym and on membership rates.

The club would like to extend sympathies to the Kelly family on the passing of Kathleen-Anne. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam.


The weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 8th February 2016. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 12 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. Two players matched three numbers, both received €50. They were Philip Doherty, Lifford and Willie Doherty, Porthall. Next week’s jackpot will be €1150.

The Club would to like to extend its sympathies to the Harte family of Lifford on their recent bereavement - ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


The Dungloe boxing club are hosting Limerick boxing club in a 16 man competition in the Maghery Community Centre on Sunday 21st February starting at 2pm sharp. Na Rossa have three representatives on the day, Kevin and Mark McMonagle and Pauric O’Donnell.

The seniors were drawn against Dungloe in the Junior Gaeltacht. Date to be confirmed.

The club lotto draw took place last Monday night in the hall. Numbers drawn were 1,2,19 and 21. There was no jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive €50 Imelda Doherty, Glenties and Ciaran Hanlon, Toome. Next weeks jackpot will be €2250.


Joe McBrearty will be in Tirconaill Park this Saturday from 2pm taking coaching session for all underage football coaches.

Shirley Doherty will be collecting membership again on Tuesday 16th of February from 8pm to 9pm

A LGFA refresher Level 2 referee course will be held on Thursday 25th February, for those that have completed Level 1 and for those refereeing in ladies football or currently refereeing in the GAA – aged 17 and over. Time and venue to be confirmed – 3 hours duration. Contact Catherine Greene, ladies secretary for booking /further details.

The Senior board monthly meeting Monday 29th February at 8.30 pm in the Abbey. The awards night will take place on Saturday the 20th of February 2016 in Dom’s Pier 1 . Tickets €25 each and are available through any club officer.

Club Adult membership is now due for 2016 season and is payable to senior registrar Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney, the treasurer 0872791305 .

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €4,500 in week 30 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday the 8th of February. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Philomena Caldwell, Upper Main Street, Gabriel O’Donnell, Birchill, Manus Brennan, Drumkeegan,and Robert Duncan, Drumrooske. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 20 and 24.


There was no Jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 1 2 7 9 12 . The € 50 winners were Shauna McGurren, 84 Rosnacreen Road, Trillick Co Tyrone, Oisin Johnston, Rasharkin Co Antrim, Kirsty Reed, 23 Mill Street, Tandragee Co Armagh .

Club registration / membership is now due for the new season. The annual Bord na nOg presentation and registration night will take place on Friday 12th February at 7pm in the Holyrood Hotel. Medals will be presented on the night to the victorious Girls U16 and Boys U18 teams as well as the various Player of the Year Awards .

This year’s Cul Camp will take place on July 18th -July 22nd in Gaelic Park with Noel Carr once again as co-ordinator.

CLG Realt na Mara are currently seeking interest in the position of manager / coach of the senior team for the forthcoming season. Please contact club chairman Brian McEniff ph 0872244432 for further details.


It's that time of the year again folks,your club membership is up for renewal. We are holding Two registration days this year. Day One is Saturday the 13th of February in the clubhouse from 3pm to 6pm. Day Two is on Saturday the 20th in the old school Carrick from 3pm to 6pm.

Paddy 'Beag' Gillespie is to be honoured by the GAA for his contributions to the association at local and national level.

He will be honoured by the president of the Gaa at a special event held in Croke Park on Friday 11th March. Comhgáirdeas to Paddy Beag it is well deserved.


There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday . The numbers drawn were 4,6,7,8, 10, 16. There were five winners; 27 people matched four and their names were drawn. The winner of the €100 was Treasa McConnelly, Carnamaddy. This weeks Jackpot be €2750.

Would all players (both Senior and Minor ) ho have not yet registered please contact either Suzi Roarty 087 2849214 or Ann Marie Kelly 087 9454107 ASAP as players must be registered before training or playing matches.

The annual dinner dance will be held in Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy on Saturday the 20th February. Tickets priced €20 are on available from Patricia Kelly, Brian Dolan or Anne Marie Kelly.

The yearly Lotto is due and the €80 should be paid to Brian Dolan as soon as possible.


Congratulations to Rachel Patton of Rockfield National School who was recently crowned under 11 Cumann na mBunscol handball county champion. This is the first time this championship title has left the Glenfin area. Rachel is coached by Mr Byrne at Rockfield NS and heads to Belfast on Thursday 11th February to represent Donegal in the Ulster finals.

Businesses are invited to contact Tom Daly, David McLoone or Conal Gallagher directly to arrange for an advertising hoarding at Father Tierney Park.

All GAA National Draw tickets should already have been returned, whether sold or unsold. Contact Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson to arrange for immediate return.

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot of €3,100. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Tara Khan, Assaroe View; Rebecca and John Patton, Dunmuckrim; Ita Doherty, Cluain Barron; Noreen O'Brien, Donegal Road; and Sean O'Rourke Clyhore. Next draw is on Sunday in McGinley's with a Jackpot of €3,200.


There was no winner of this week lotto. The numbers drawn out were 1-2-6-23. The two prizes of €50 went to Jimmy Furey, Meenalargan and Majella Boyle, Nairin Road. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,100.

The Club 200+ draw took place at last week’s bingo and the prizes went to the following 1st prize of €500 Bridie Doherty, Mill Road and the €100 winners were John Eddie Gallagher, Church Road Dim Melly, Letir, Lisa Byrne, Glen Road, Bernie O'Malley, Station Road Kieran McHugh, Narin Road.

The Dr Maguire and All Ireland Gaeltachta Cups along with members of the winning Naomh Conaill team will be appearing at the Noble Bar on Saturday 13th February. Music on the night by Eddie Mc Kelvey. There will be a bus leaving the town to take people out at 9pm. Please support and enjoy a great night’s fun.

Membership for 2016 can be paid from now to 31st march 2016. Membership forms can be got in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties or from Muriel Hegarty or contact any executive member.

The club are looking for two volunteers to help with the preparation of accounts for the club. They will help with the upkeep of the club accounts and the preparation of monthly reports for the executive. If you are interested in helping out, contact either Patrick McGuigan or Seamus O'Malley.

The senior team lost their opening game in the Ulster League to Glenullin, Derry at the weekend. They are away to Coalisland Fianna this Sunday.


Last week's Kilotto numbers were 1,9,18,29. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s Jackpot is at €6,100. There was one match 3 winner, Deborah Gillespie, Tara Hotel, who won €60

Operation Reformation will continue this week. Tuesdays exercise class will be in the Bayview Hotel with John Conwell from 8-9pm, please bring an exercise mat/towel and water. Thursday walk/run, from St.Catherine’s Vocational School. please wear high visibility gear.

Membership for 2016 is now due. For more information please contact club registrar Susan McGing(086)3935968.

Well done to Hugh and Eoghan Ban who starred in Donegal's superb win over Cork on Sunday. Please vote for Deirdre McGuinness in the Doodle4Google competition following this link.


There was no overall winner of this week’s lotto draw which was held in 7 Arches Bar Laghey. The jackpot now stands at £1,100. The numbers drawn were 7,8,15,17,and 20.

The £25 winners were P J O’Driscoll, McDaid Clan, Noelle Ward, and Elaine Rooney. Next week’s draw will be held in Jamsie’s Bar on the 15th feb.

Anyone interested in taking a first aid course, please give name to Martin O’Malley or any committee member.


An chead cluiche don bhliain 2016 - tá cluiche síos le imirt i gcoinne Naomh Naille an deireadh seachtaine seo chugainn. Níl páirc againn go fóill ach choinnigh súil ar Facebook don nuacht nua.

Tá an chead cluiche sa bhaile i gcoinne Cloch Ceann Fola, níl data socraithe go fóill. Coinnigh súil ar Facebook. Training Saturday morning in Community Centre, Trialough ( Please take your football boots incase the weather is ok)

Ní raibh buaiteoir don pota óir san lotto. Uimhreacha 01, 02, 8, 14, 19 Bonáis 3. Bhí an t-ádh le buaiteoir amháin a bhain an €100 agus sa €50 Marian Ní Ghallachóir. Beidh an pota óir €2,550 an seachtain seo chugainn.

Membership registration evening will be held in Rosnakill Resource Centre on Friday 12th February 2016 evening from 7p.m until 8p.m. Membership needs to be paid by March 1st 2016.


The club counties drawn on February 2nd in the lotto were DB LM RN SO. Two people matched three counties, Grainne Kelly, Raphoe and John Cavanagh DVO, Raphoe. The Jackpot next week is €3450.

All registration is now due and being collected by Gabrielle Gallagher 0861648577. There will be a Night for Adults to register keep an eye on page.


Lotto: Winning numbers for Tuesday the 02/02/2016: 1-6- 3- 4- 8- 2- 5- 7. Deirdre Ward, Boltifree won €60. Jackpot for draw on Tuesday the 09/02/2016 is €2650.00

Club Membership now due Adults €50.00. U18 €20.00

Senior Men: 2016 Gaeltacht competition. Juniors home to Termon, Seniors away to Glenswilly, dates TBC.

Ladies: Minor Training Wednesday 8pm to 9pm

Handball training for all National schools on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 8.00pmCLG Gleann Fhinne will hold their annual presentation night in Harkin’s Brocagh on Saturday the 20th February. With our ladies winning the County Senior Gaeltacht, our U21 team winning the county B Championship and our reserves winning the Division 2 league it should be a great night. Tickets are €15.00 each which includes buffet and music.

Next Club Meeting 07/03/2016.

Letterkenny Gaels

Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs.

The underage football training continues every Friday night and will run for the next 5 weeks until Friday March 11th 2016.

Camogie training and the winter league for u-8 & u-10 teams continues every Friday evening from 6-6.45pm at the LYIT. U-12 camogie and girls circuits will also resume on 29th from 7-8pm. New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details.

Hurling training for u-6 to u-13's is back in full swing on Monday evenings from 6-7pm at the Aura. All welcome. Please note change of time and venue. Contact 086 8405785 for more details.


Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta: Our Seniors will play away to the winners of Gaoth Dobhair and Kilcar in the 1st round of the Senior Gaeltacht. The fixture has been provisionally fixed for the 21st of February. Our Reserves were drawn a home tie against Gaoth Dobhair in the Junior Gaeltacht

Our Allianz LMS competition has seen huge interest with a whopping €400 to be paid out to the winner! There were a lot of cautious picks in week 1 with only a few fallers, but with Roscommons upset in Kerry seeing 40 fallers alone the field has been more than halved with only 33 entrants remaining.

Niamh Carr and Amber Barrett were two of four Donegal ladies on the NUI Maynooth panel who won in the O’COnnor for the very first time on Wednesday night. They defeated Queens University Belfast 3-12 to 1-12 with Niamh in the starting lineup while Amber was omn the bench having helped Donegal Senior Ladies to a 3-4 to 0-8 win over Westmeath on Sunday. Next up for the girls is DCU at home and then UCC away.

On Saturday morning the Club welcomed Kevin O'Riordan who is undertaking the mammoth task of kicking a point at the grounds of all 1,616 clubs in the country! Kevin, from Templemore in Tipperary, is doing this in aid of the Froebel/HOPE Partnership in Kolkata in India. Kevin began the challenge in August last year and has just under 1,300 clubs covered to date. To donate to Kevin's cause you can text Kick4Hope to 50300 to make a €4 donation.

This weeks lotto numbers were 2-4-10-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Donall Barrett, Sally and Laurence McAllister, and D McBride. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,900.

Ard a Ratha

There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 8, 10, 17 and 25. Nearest were Daniel Furey, Crumlin, and Paddy Joe Breslin, Ardconnell. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €4,100.

Tarraingt Sinsear Peil Na Gaeltacht: Reamh Bhabhta (Preliminary Rnd): Gael Fhanada v Ard an Ratha: Tarraingt Soisear: Chead Bhabhta (1st Rnd): Gael Fhanada v Ard an Ratha

U14 training this Saturday at 11am. Please bring boots and runners. Our first league match is Saturday, March 5.

Well done to the four schools who participated in the second round of the indoor Gaelic league, Crannogbui, Brackey, Meentinadea and Gortnacart.

In those games, Brackey won all their matches in the boys and girls sections, while there were two good victories for Gortnacart in the boys section and one victory in the girls section.

Crannogbui posted victories in three matches, two in the girls and one in the boys. Meentinadea competed very well and were unlucky in some of the matches, just losing very narrowly in a few of their games.

Next week is the final round, which will decide placings for the various finals. Those finals will take place on Thursday, February 25. Again, many thanks today to Conor Classon who refereed all the games. Great to see someone giving their time to help out. Well done!

An Tearmainn

Comortas Peil na Gaeltachta: Bhí cruinniú cinn bliana ar siúl oíche Chéadaoin seo caite, agus tarraingíodh foireann tacaíochta An Tearmainn amach sa réamhbhabhta in éadan Gleann Fhinne, le himirt i nGleann Fhinne.

Beidh an fhoireann sinsir ag imirt as baile in éadan Cloich Cheann Fhaola.

Ag cruinniú de Bhord na mBan oíche aréir, tarraingíodh an fhoireann sinsear in éadan Naomh Conaill as baile agus tarraingíodh an fhoireann sóiséar in éadan Naomh Bhaile sa bhaile.

This year our presentation dance will be a buffet dance, rather than a full sit-down three course meal on Saturday, 13th. Accordingly, tickets will be just €12.50, and €10 for students. The evening will kick off at 8.30 pm with meal, presentation and disco. With Valentine's Day on Sunday, this would be an excellent multi-purpose night out.

Lotto: Last week's draw took place in the Lagoon. There was no jackpot winner. Aodh Murray matched 3 numbers and won €80, while Kathleen Gallagher Currin and Patrick Harkin won €10 each in the open draw. This week's draw takes place in Nora's with Pauric Hilferty and Joe O'Connell co-ordinating.

Congratulations to both the county men’s and ladies’ senior teams on their wins at the weekend, and special congrats to our senior ladies Laura, Emer, Nicole, Therese, Shannon and Geraldine who played in Sunday’s game against Laois.


There was a good turnout at last weekend's club registration night. However, there will now be another chance to register on Friday week, February 19th between 7 and 9pm in the clubhouse.

Lotto: Congratulations to Seamus McMonagle from Letterkenny who won the club lotto last week. The wining numbers were 3,4,11,21.

The Ulster GAA in partnership with IFA and Ulster Rugby will host an awards ceremony on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 6.30pm in the Wellington Park Hotel Belfast, to officially award young sports volunteers with their certificates. The following Girls from Glenswilly will receive their Goldmark Volunteers Award: Orla Mc Daid, Katie Lapsley, Roisin Conaghan, Kelly Black, Rachel Browne, Caoibhe Friel.

The club would like to wish the best of luck to our two acts who travel to Glenullin this Saturday, February 13th for the Ulster semi-final of the Scor Sinsear. All support is welcome.

The date of the Tea Night, organised by the Glenswilly GAA Ladies Board, has changed. The tea will now take place a week earlier - on Friday, March 4th in the clubhouse. But hosts and hostesses are still needed!

The bingo continues each Wednesday night in the clubhouse starting at 9pm. Patrons are advised to get along early.


The underage football training continues every Friday night and will run for the next five weeks until Friday March 11th 2016. We will then take a break for a few weeks (over Easter) and move outside to Pairc na nGael after Easter.

U-6 training started on Friday 5th February in the Gym Hall at Woodland National School. U-8 and U-10 training resumed in the Aura Leisure Centre on Friday the 5th February.

Camogie training and the winter league for u-8 and u-10 teams continues every Friday evening at the LYIT. U-12 camogie and girls circuits will also resume on 29th.New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details.

Hurling training for u-6 to u-13s is back in full swing on Monday evenings at the Aura. All welcome. Please note change of time and venue. Contact 086 8405785 for more details.