GAA Club Call round-up

All the news from Donegal's GAA clubs

GAA Club Call round-up

There was double joy for Donegal in Croke Park last Saturday with victories over Cork at senior and minor level.

Back at home, there was plenty happening around our GAA clubs.

Here's a round-up:


The lotto numbers drawn on July 26th were 4-3-5-1-2-8-7-6. Joe McGlynn, Gortness matched 3 numbers and won €60. The Jackpot this week is €3,900.

Congratulations to Stephen Carr and the Donegal minors who beat Cork in the All Ireland Quarter final.

Well done to Frank McGlynn and the Donegal seniors who beat Cork in the last round of the Qualifiers.

Hard luck to our U16 boys who were beat by Lifford on Wednesday in Lifford.

The minor ladies had a great win against MacCumhaills on Tuesday last. They are now through to the county quarter final.

There was no senior football last weekend due to our county senior and minor teams playing in Croke Park and our county ladies playing in Longford.

Club season tickets are available for €99. These tickets allow you access to all adult men league and championship matches within the county. It also covers matches that Glenfin are not involved in. If anyone is interested contact Sean Bonner on 0872608539.

Club Gear is now available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539 or Francie F Marley on 0872414714.


The annual Big Breakfast takes place in St Mary's Hall, Clonmany this Saturday August 6th from 9am to 1pm. Breakfast €6.

Well done to our senior men through to the next round of Junior A Championship beating Convoy by 1-9 to 1-7 on Sunday.

MATCH "N" WIN: Thursday July 28th numbers drawn were 1, 21, 22 and 23. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Kathleen Doherty, Annaugh, Conal and Sarah Doherty, Cleagh, John McCarron, Cleagh, Sara Harkin, Tullagh, Ryan Ranty, Urrismana.

The jackpot next week js €1,620.

Club Iorras July winners were €50-Gerard Friel, Dunaff, €30-Martin Doherty, Roxtown, €20-Daniel Friel, Boston.

The club are hosting a ‘Night at the Races’ In Mac Tams on Saturday August 13th. Horses now on sale at €10 from all players and committee members.


With neither the senior men nor senior ladies in action this week it was down to the stars of the future to produce some excellent results over the week. First up was our u12 girls who brought home silverware from Carndonagh on Tuesday night after winning the Inishowen u12 league.

The u14 boys played St Micheal’s at home on Tuesday evening also but after bringing the game to extra time the lads lost by one point. It has been a great season by these lads who reached two county finals and have really developed over the season keep the heads up lads there will be plenty of good days ahead.

The u12s also played an exhibition game at halftime in the Donegal versus Cork, in Croke Park, on Saturday.

The u10s competed in the blitz in Malin and they brought home the silverware by winning all their matches.

Looking ahead our u16s have qualified for the Inishowen league final against Muff..

The numbers drawn in the lotto on July 25th were 1,7,12,22. The jackpot was not won.The €50 winners were Noggin and Manty. The jackpot this week is €7,700.


The club will be holding a 5K walk/run in association with Inishowen AC on Wednesday the 10th of August at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 6.30pm in the Malin GAA club house with adults €10,children €5. Families are welcome. There will be chip timing for all runners and their will be a new route, different from the recent Malin 5k. The event is being sponsored by Frank Scott of Nu World Heating Centre.Well done to the U12B Boys who beat Naomh Padraig, Muff last Tuesday evening in Carndonagh in their B final. The club held a successful blitz on Sunday morning with over 160 children taking part with teams from Malin, MacCuimhaills, Termon, Glenfin, Buncrana, Carndonagh, Moville, Na Piarsaigh Doire Trasna, and Brian Ogs Steelstown all taking part.

The minor girls lost away to Moville last Wednesday. The minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend.

The 12s travel to take part in the Croke Park Activity Day on Tuesday 16th August. Park.

Congratulations to club referee Shaun McLaughlin(F) who will be the man in the middle in Croke Park next Saturday 6th August in the Junior Championship final between Kerry and Mayo.


Comhghairdeas le foireann mionúr Dhún na nGall agus leis an fhoireann Bainistíochta as an bhuaidh bhreá a bhí acu ar Chorcaigh i gcluiche ceathrú ceannais na hÉireann. Comhghairdeas speisialta lenár n-imreoirí féin, Jason Mac Aoidh agus Míchael Ó Maoilchiaráin. Guímid gach rath orthu sa chluiche leath-cheannais.

The lotto numbers drawn on July 27th were 1 3 8 13 15 16. We had no match six winners so jackpot rises to €3,150! We had two match 5 winners who win €50 each. They were Martin Ferry , Dunmore and Madge Curran, Srùthan.

On behalf of all at the club we would like to congratulate our club referee George Montgomery and his wife Tracey Carey on their recent marriage.


B'iad 1, 7, 14 agus 19 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €3500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.

Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Danny Rodgers - Lackenagh, Ryan Greene - Gweedore Rd, Dorothy Mc Larnon - Meenacross, Claire Keeney - Glenties agus Marie Gray - 31 Ard Croine.

Massive well done to the Donegal Minors who have reached the All Ireland semi final. Congratulations to Mark Curran who done fantastic and also to Ryan Connors.

The reserves defeated Termon at home on Wednesday evening.

The second leg of the minor championship game against Bundoran will be played next Monday the 8th of August in Dungloe.

Many thanks to all the children and members who represented the club at the Mary from Dungloe annual parade this weekend.

For all who participated in the Martello Adventure Race on Saturday in conjunction with the club we would like to wish you all a massive congratulations.


Congratulations to Peter Boyle and his senior county colleagues on booking their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals against Dublin this Saturday.

Well done also to Nathan Boyle and Shane McGrath, plus Mick McGrath in the back room team on securing an All-Ireland minor semi-final berth. Nathan Boyle played the full game, while Shane McGrath came on and rattled home the goal which sealed the verdict in Donegal's favour .

The minor footballers played Kilcar in the first round first leg game in the championship. Kilcar with the benefit of a following breeze, took the initiative racing into a 1-8 to 0-4 points with eight minutes to go to the interval. However, Aodh Ruadh finally found their rhythm and tagged on a valuable three points before the break to leave just four points between the sides at the turnover. Ballyshannon came out all guns blazing in the second half and within a minute Oisin Rooney had the ball in the back of the net to commence a 1-5 unanswered scoring streak for the hosts. Kilcar came back into things as injury saw the Ernesiders lose Conal Sweeney and Cáelán Drummond. The visitors even managed to edge a point ahead.

But Aodh Ruadh pulled the tie back level to leave it winner takes all when the sides meet at Towney in the second leg. Aodh Ruadh were once again well served by their county trio of Nathan Boyle, Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney. However Sean Taylor was absolutely superb between the posts and was man of the match by common consensus.

Despite some good individual performances the Aodh Ruadh under 16s couldn't surmount a more cohesive and determined Four Masters on Wednesday night in Father Tierney Park. Ballyshannon battled hard and took some nice scores from Evan McTernan, with Odhran McGarrigle also working hard to create opportunities, but the Donegal Town side's scores just came that bit easier and they always held the advantage on the score board.

The under 14s had a tough contest against a physically larger Termon outfit in their county semi-final on Friday evening. Fielding without Senan Rooney, Shane Duffy and Cian Barden it was always likely to be a challenge for the Ballyshannon men, and so it proved when Termon went in at the break with a 5-8 to no score lead. The Ernesiders didn't stop fighting though and with gutsy performances from the likes of Mark McGlynn, Eugene Doherty, Cian Rooney, Kyle Murray, Jake Foley and Matt Gillespie they won the second half with the game finishing at 7-12 to 3-2. Aodh Ruadh's goals came from Mark McGlynn, Nathan Owens-Kelly and Kyle McCaffrey.

The under 8s took on Bundoran on Thursday evening in Father Tierney Park. and gave a great account of themselves. The Aodh Ruadh panel on the evening were Gareth Brennan, Sam Davitt, Manus Conlon, Anthony Duffy, Antoin Duffy, Eoghan (Blake) Gallagher, Eoghan Gallagher, James Gallagher, Joe Gibbions, Jack Gormley, Fionn Hartin, Iarla Hartin, Sean Maguire, Eoghan McCadden, Oisin McCadden, Darragh McCready, Shaun McGarrigle, Harry McGowan, Jayden McGrath-Clyne, Sean O’Neill, Max Roper, Daithi Sheerin and Corey Sheridan.

Congratulations to Donegal and Sarah Patton on reaching the All-Ireland quarter-finals following their victory over Galway in Longford on Bank Holiday Monday.

Aodh Ruadh's senior hurling championship game scheduled for last Saturday with Burt was postponed.

Best of luck to the Donegal under 21s and especially our representatives on the team, Ciaran Rami, Matt Ahern, Tommy Gillespie, Stephen Connolly and mentor Kevin Loughlin, as they prepare to take on Kerry in the All-Ireland B hurling championship quarter-final this Saturday.

The under 12s hurlers continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comprehensive win away to Setanta. The lads have won their five league games and are the league leaders.

The annual Croke Park activity day takes place on Tuesday 16th August. Aaron Cullen, Ryan Keenaghan and Danny Breen will represent the club in Croke Park.

We're having our annual trip to Croke Park on Sunday 14th August for the All-Ireland semi-final between Tipperary and Galway.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,600. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Donal Grant, Toomebridge; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Marcella Loughlin, Dunmuckrim; Marion Matthews, Erne Dale Heights; and Bríd Campbell, Corker. Next draw is in Pat's Bar with a Jackpot of €5,700 on Monday night.


There was no winner of this week's Bunotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 2 6 7 16 19.The €50 winners were Karen Bel,l 18 Oak Grove Kinlough, Deirdre Daly, Castleton, Woodlawn, Ballinasloe. Sophia McSharry, 3 Millbrook, Kinlough .

Well done to the ladies board who recently won €1000 in the Lidl ladies Gaelic football promotional competition.

The seniors/reserves players are holding a fundraising Race Night in the Chasin Bull next Friday night 5th August. First race on the night will be at 9pm.

Best of luck to Jamie Brennan and the Donegal team next Saturday in Croke Park as they take on Dublin in the All Ireland Quarter Final.

Details re the distribution of club tickets for Saturdays match will be posted on our club FB and Twitter pages when available.


Well done to Martin O’Reilly and the Donegal team on progressing to the quarter-final by beating Cork .The minor team also overcame Cork after a fine second half. Well done to Carl and the team.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club on Friday the 12th of August. Tee box sponsorship is €20 and anyone wishing to sponsor a tee can do so by contacting John Lillis on 086 343 0050.

The senior hurlers put in a good performance to get the win over Setanta in the Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday evening.

Well done to the third team who recorded a good win in Glenties on Sunday in the Championship.

The club was informed that we have been awarded €1000 towards Ladies Gaelic Football.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 8 and 10. There were four match three winners. They were Colm Boyle, Monellan, Breda Doherty, Donegal Road, Evelyn Breen, Woodlawn and Clare O’Boyle c/o bingo. They all receive €40 each. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000.


This week's Kilotto numbers were 5,13,15,27. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,350. There were four match 3 winners, Annie McGinley, Plunkett Smith, Niamh Kennedy and Michelle Leggett from Athenry who kindly donated her winnings back to the club.

Best wishes to Hugh, Eoghan Ban and the entire Donegal team as they battle against Dublin on Saturday evening.


Well done to the Donegal minor and senior teams and their management on their great wins over Cork on Saturday, in Croke Park,

There was no jackpot winner in the mini lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 4,5,7,12,13,15. There were two match five winners. They were Sean McGarvey, Dublin and May Cox, Ards who won €20 each This weeks jackpot be €2250.

Creeslough Sports in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board will take place this Sunday August 7th, beginning at 1pm with an underage football match. The Sports are planned for the Pitch in Creeslough, but may have to change to the Bridge. In the event of change we will endeavour to let you all know. Any queries contact Ann Marie on 0879454107. Sandwiches, home baking/any help on the day/raffle prizes/donations will be greatly appreciated.

The Under 14’s lost to Fanad in the Division Two shield final. The team was unlucky as they were missing a number of players; otherwise we could have a different result.

St. Michael’s played Buncrana in the championship at home last Monday evening. The boys all played well and won

Anyone who wishes to receive a Parish League Booklet can contact Margaret Ann on 0876207919.


Well done to Michael Naughton and the County Ladies on their great win against Galway.

Ulster GAA have just announced scholarships for GAA members applying for Ulster University’s Irish Language Diploma from September 2016.

The Gaeilge sa Chlub (‘Irish in the Club’) scholarship scheme for adult learners of Irish is a joint initiative from Ulster GAA and Ulster University..

For further information on the Diploma in Irish, contact Mrs Ros O’Hagan at or 028 7167 5277. (course at Cookstown and Magee) or Sharon McKee at or 028 95367482 (courses at Belfast). Anyone interested in applying for the Irish Diploma Scholarships from Ulster GAA are asked to contact Fionntan O’Dowd for further information: 028 (048) 3751 7180 Closing Date for Scholarship Applications: Wednesday 7th September at 5pm.

Well done to Aaron McCrea and the county minors on their win on Saturday.


The Junior B football team were away to Convoy on Friday last and won.

Last Wednesday evening the U-21 footballers recorded a four point win over Downings and their next match will be a quarter final appearance with the opposition to be confirmed later.

The U-16 lads continued their winning form with a victory over Naomh Mhuire Conmhaigh and are fixed to play Glenfin next.

Letterkenny Gaels had a busy five days at Pairc na nGael when we held our annual Cúl Camp last week. Under the watchful eye of Oisin Cannon and coaches Cormac Cannon, Aidan Hanley, Shane Graham, Dan Harnett assisted by Brendan Finney, Rory Quinn, Conor McBrearty and Emma Tinney. All 99 participants enjoyed themselves and were delighted with the gear. County star Michael Murphy made an appearance on Thursday and spent time talking with the children and signing autographs. Special thanks to the helpers during the week, Anna Gallagher, Ross Marley, Orla McAleney, Niamh Hanley, Eoghan Harkin, Niall Diver, Shaun McGiolloway, Keelan Margey, Kieran Kilfeather.

The U-8 and U-10 Camogs travelled to Burt to take part in a well organised blitz last Friday evening. The girls played a few games against the Burt Camogs and then took part in a mixed game.

Bookings are still being taken for the Camogie Camp which will run from 10th to 12th of August at Pairc na nGael. The camp is open to girls from 6 - 14 years and will run from 10am - 2.30pm daily.

Letterkenny Gaels U-12 hurlers travelled to MacCumhaills on Thursday evening and enjoyed the opportunity to play on the County grounds.


The lotto numbers drawn on July 27th were 8-11-13-17. The jackpot: of €2480 was not won. There were two match three winners. They were 
Lorraine Boyle (Beal na Cruite) and Paul McIntyre (Rannyhual).

Next week’s jackpot is €2540

The 100 Club draw July winners were €500 - Danny Gillespie (Anagaire), €200 - Eamonn Hanlon (Coilcheim), - €100 each: Jackie Sharkey (Anagaire), Dara McShane (Coilcheim), Donal Sharkey (Coilcheim), €50 - James McBride (Mín doire na Slúa), Michael Sharkey (Anagaire).

We would like to thank all acts who performed at the Summer Variety Concert, and all those who helped out in any way, a great night was had by all!

Naomh Muire were delighted during the week to have received notification that the club have received the highest number of votes of the store club competition being run by Lidl and the LGFA. This means that the club will receive €1,000 in funding from Lidl in due course.


The senior hurlers had a good championship win away in Buncrana on Saturday night in the round-robin series.

The Junior men travelled to Glenswilly for their Championship group game and came away with a resounding win to book a semi-final place.

.The Donegal senior Ladies advanced to an All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with the Dubs after a good win over Galway at the weekend with Kaneshia McKinney starting in the half-back line.

The minor boys' Division One championship match with Gaoth Dobhair was postponed due to the five players on the county minor hurling team. The Division Two team travelled to Naomh Colmcille and had a good win in their opening round-robin game.

The U16 boys footballers had a good win over Cloughaneely to finish top of their group. . Congratulations to Eoin O’Boyle who was part of the Ulster U16 squad that took on the Dublin U17’s on Tuesday.

The U14 boys rebounded from their Northern final defeat last Monday to record a good win over Southern Board winners Ardara in their county semi-final on Friday night.

The U12 hurlers had a good win over Burt last week and have no game this week.).

We had record numbers at our football Cúl Camp with 160 children attending. Thanks to Donie McCole and his team and our own coaches for making it a successful week. There is still time to book online for our Hurling & Camogie Camp starting on Monday (8th). You can book online up to 12 noon this Friday (5th).


Congrats and well done to the U 14 boys who not only won the Ulster Feile they also won the U 14 Shield final in an exciting game against Muff

Thanks to Ryan Kettle and Anthony Browne who looked after the team this year

The U16 boys lost out to Letterkenny Gaels on Wednesday .

Well done Kelly Wilson and Niamh Mailey and to all the Donegal Ladies and management on their win at the weekend . Congrats to the newlyweds Marie and Liam McMullan


Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 7 9 19 agus 27. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí na trí uimhir acu seo a leanas: Seán Ó Buaidhe, Carraig Airt, C Mac Giolla Chomhaill, Carnagore,S. Ó Conchúir, Carraig Airt agus S.Mac Giolla Bhríde, Leath Mór.

B’é Antoin Mac Giolla Bhríde, Shuss, Gort na Luchóg a fuair an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus b’é Joe Mac Giolla Bhríde ( Joe Fhearghal) An Mhuirleog a fuair duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt Dé Luain seo chugainn in Óstán Bhá na nDúnaibh agus €10,000 atá sa phota óir.

Congradulations to our U14 boys who had a magnificent win over Naomh Mhuire in Glenswilly on Monday afternoon to qualify for the county final. Ádh mór ar na gasúraí agus bígí uilig ansin le tacaíocht a thabhairt dóbih.


Best wishes to senior player Brendan Friel and his fiancé Danielle on their wedding this Saturday.

There was no jackpot winner in last week’s lotto. Ricky Gallagher won €80 matching 3 numbers. Open draw winners were Francis Murray c/o Bingo and James Kelly c/o Nora’s. This week’s jackpot is €1,950.

The U13s are starting soon and anyone interested in playing please contact Lisa on 0851650782.

Huge congratulations to our senior county ladies and especially to the Termon ladies, Róisín Friel and Therese McCafferty, on their championship win over Galway.

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us the in Lidl Club competition, we are delighted to have been named as a club who will receive a €1,000 prize, and we thank Lidl for their serious support of ladies football in Ireland.

Congrats to Enda McCormick and all involved in the Donegal Minor team on their excellent victory over Cork on Saturday last.

Our U12s received the fantastic news this week that they will be one of the six Donegal clubs taking part in the Annual Ulster Council activity day on August 16th.

Our U10s travelled in big numbers to Malin on Sunday last for a fantastic tournament. Thanks as usual to David and his helpers for their hard work. All three teams can be pleased with their performances with the girls once again showing great improvement and they really enjoys their gaels with the hosts.

Next week is the biggest week on the minor board calendar with our Annual Cúl Camp taking place at the Burn Road from Mon 8th – Fri 12th 10am -2.30 each day. You can register your child online or if you intend registering on Monday please text Hugh on 087 6891967 in advance.

Well done to our U14 boys who defeated Aodh Rua Ballyshannon in The County A Championship semi final on Friday last in Convoy.


Many thanks to all club members for their ticket orders for the All-Ireland quarter finals. Please keep an eye on the club facebook

pages for details on when to collect your tickets.

The U10s are travelling to Dublin for a blitz hosted by the Fingallians

GAA Club on Saturday and will travel to Croke Park for the big game


The seniors beat Cloughaneely on Thursday 28th in Glenswilly in the

Laurence McGinty Cup and will now face the other winners Glenfin in

the final which takes place next Tuesday, August 9th in Glenswilly, with a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

Manus Kelly scooped €2,080 in last week’s lotto when his numbers 9,22,23 and 24 came up . Next week's lotto starts again with a jackpot of €1,000. Lottos can be bought in all local outlets and your support is appreciated.

The best of luck to Michael, Neil and the boys in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin this Saturday.

The club's annual summer camp takes place this week between Wednesday and Friday. A big thank you to all the parents and young adults who their time and energy to the young people in making it another great camp.

If anyone is interested in taking a position on a TUS scheme at the

club, male or female, can they please contac Peter McConnell.


Naomh Brid celebrated their 40th anniversary at the weekend in a number of venues. Presentations were made to the founding committee first team and referees. The club has produced excellent booklet on the history of the club and is available from club members. A special mention to Sean Dunnion, Four Masters and Pat Conaghan, Killybegs who were our guests on the night.

Congratulations to Shirrin Travers a former Naomh Brid player who captained Tir Chonaill Gaels to their first ladies title in London.

There was no overall winner of this week’s Lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at €2,350. The numbers drawn 11, 14, 17, 19, 21. The €25 winners were Nora McDaid, Rena O'Malley, Noelle Ward, James Cassidy.