All the news from Donegal's GAA clubs


All the news from Donegal's GAA clubs

It's All-Ireland football final weekend, so there's limited action in Donegal this weekend.

Still, it was another busy week on the club scene.

Here's a round-up of what's happening around the county.


The lotto numbers drawn on September 6th were 2-6-5-4-8-7-3-1. Conor Ward, Gortness matched three numbers and won €60. Jackpot this week is €4200.

Hard luck to the U13 boys who lost at home to Malin on Sunday.

The reserves and seniors played Glen away on Sunday. The reserves lost by a point but the seniors secured their Division Two status for next year with a well deserved draw. The third team lost to Glenswilly at home on Wednesday evening.

The club is looking for volunteers to take part in the Airtricity Walk on Saturday, Sept. 24th. Sponsorship cards are available from Seamus Herron 0879195467 or Seamus Ward 0872052481.

SSE Airtricity will make a donation to the club based on the amount of money raised on the walk. It’s a great social event and you can start between 9 am and 12 noon. We need to get as many as possible over 12 years of age to take part.


Match n win numbers drawn last week were 3, 9, 22 , 23. The €15 winners were Myra Harkin, Glebe, James McDonald, Cross, Gerard Doherty (T), Annaugh, Vincent Brennan, Clonmany, Denise Doherty, Chapel Glen. Jackpot next week is €1,860.

The club wish to say a massive thanks to SuperValu Buncrana and Carndonagh for the kits our under age teams received of late.

The National Student Bursaries Scheme for 2016/17 is now available online for applications,


The seniors followed last week’s great championship victory over Naomh Muire, Lower Rosses with another victory in the league. This result sees them move onto 18 points and still in with an outside chance of promotion.

The club would like to congratulate Grainne Byrne and her Carndonagh ladies teammates on winning the Intermediate Ladies championship.

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €850. The numbers drawn were 7-5-4-1-2-3-6. The €50 winner was Darragh McLaughlin (The Mill), Culdaff with the €20 seller’s prize going to D and P McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next week’s jackpot is €900. Christopher McLaughlin Fildara, Auchaclay this week finished up selling lotto.

The minors beat Carndonagh to qualify for the Northern Board Division Two Shield final against either Glenfin or Letterkenny Gaels. Tiarnan Stephens with six points from play and Daniel Houghton with two goals were the top scorers on the night. The under 16s won their first match in the Northern Board Championship on Sunday against Glenswilly. Malainn under 16s had a good away win on Sunday evening in Glenswilly.

Jiving lessons recommenced in the Clubhouse on Monday from 9pm to 10pm for six weeks. The club would like to congratulate former ladies player Ann-Marie (Byrne) Ballantine and her husband Scott on the birth of their twin boys Isaac and Frederick and of course their grandparents, club treasurer John and Susan Byrne.


The senior men played their last away game in the league on Saturday evening with a trip away to Na Rossa. The lads knew that a win would guarantee division three football for next season and they truly delivered after an excellent game of football, high on drama and excitement, the lads came away with a one point victory.

Our underage Saturday morning sessions continue each Saturday morning.

Well done to our under 13 boys who recorded another victory over Lifford at home on Sunday morning.

Last week’s jackpot was not won. The €50 winner was E. Coyle c/o golf club. The numbers drawn were 6,10,12,22. Next week’s jackpot is €8,300.

December 9th has been pencilled in for the night of our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle Hotel. And as part of our 20 years celebration we propose to have a running slide show at the dinner dance of photos reflecting the successes and development of the club since entering senior football in 1996. If anyone has any old photos of any significance can they lend them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately. Contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.


Well done to all at Insight Inishowen and our club members who made National Suicide Day a success at the Scarvey. Remember that all GAA clubs have programmes to help people who may need support.

Please take a minute to complete the survey which was sent to members during the week. It’s for our community and only takes a minute.

The seniors got back to winning ways this week with a good home win against Letterkenny Gaels.

Well done to the club players who were part of the Northern u15 development squad this week.

The U-9 boys travelled to Four Masters on Saturday for the Liam Brown Memorial tournament. They topped their group with wins over MacCumhaills, St Mary's, Sligo and Naomh Conaill. They defeated Aodh Ruadh in the quarter final, Four Masters in the semi final before losing the final to Ardara.


The seniors remain top of the Division One League following Sunday’s big win over Bundoran, in Towney

Their next game is the championship quarter-final on Saturday 24th September against Termon, in MacCumhaill Park. Throw in 8.30 pm. The reserves meet Naomh Conaill in the reserve quarter final in the curtain raiser, throw in 7pm.

This month’s club meeting is on Thursday 15th September in Áislann at 9pm.

Well done to Ryan and Eoin McHugh on picking up Irish News Ulster All Stars during the week.

Our under 9s had a very enjoyable day at the Liam Brown Memorial Blitz on Saturday afternoon.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot so next week’s jackpot is €2,200. The numbers drawn were: 4, 23, 25 and 28. The €50 winner was James and Noreen Cunningham, Kille, €30 was won by Mary T Byrne, Churchtown while the €20 winners were Dermot Byrne, Towney and Finn and Rian O’Donaill. Congratulations to James Carr (former player and PRO) and Angeline Woods who got married on Friday.


B'iad 1, 11, 19 agus 21 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.

Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann ernie Kerr, Tubberkeen, Conor Comack,Gweedore Road, John Mc Cready, Main Street, Stella Rafferty, Tullyillion agus T Davidson, Keadue.

The seniors defeated St Eunan’s at home in the league on Saturday evening.

The club wish to extend their deepest sympathies to club chairman Marty Boyle and the Boyle family on the death of his mother Mary Boyle, County Lane. Ar Dheis Dé ar a anam.


Urris didn't travel at the weekend so our seniors and reserves had no game. Adult action this weekend focuses on the under 21 team’s county championship quarter-final against Termon on Saturday.

Congratulations to Maurice McLaughlin and his backroom team of Liam McLaughlin and Philip O'Reilly on steering Erne Gaels to a senior county final in Fermanagh.

Aodh Ruadh booked their place in the Southern Minor final with a convincing victory over Bundoran in Tirconaill Park last Thursday. Once again Oisin Rooney was the focal point of Ballyshannon's attack and when he found the net after good work by Jason Granaghan 16 minutes in, the writing was on the wall for the Seasiders.

The under 13s came out on the wrong end against Killybegs last Friday.

The under 9 squad took part in an excellent blitz at Four Masters last Saturday. Some 16 teams took part and Aodh Ruadh reached the quarter-final after beating Glenfin and Enniskillen Gaels. We lost to eventual winners Ardara and runners-up Buncrana. The team who took part were Barry Campbell, Eoin Cassidy, Ben Daly, Cádhla Dolan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Orlaith Gallagher, Oran Gillespie, Donagh Kelly, Rían McCauley, Dara McGloin, Killian McPhelim, Garvey Meade, Bobby Melly, Ted O'Donnell, Dara O'Mahoney and Jessica O'Mahoney. Thanks to Pauric Harvey of Four Masters for the kind invitation and a well-run tournament. Thanks also to Séimí Campbell, Cian McKenna and Matt Gillespie for helping out with team on the day.

This Friday will see the under 8s competing in our third and final skills competition of the season.

The under 10 indoor league will be staged in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 8pm on Fridays 21st and 28th October, while the under 12 indoor league will run Fridays 4th and 11th November in the same time slots.

Hurling - The under 16s suffered a heavy defeat at home to a strong Four Masters team on Thursday last. We were missing a number of players due to injury and suspension and the young team found it difficult to come to terms with a very motivated Donegal Town team.

The under 12s play St Eunan’s in the eagerly awaited A county final this Thursday in Fr Tierney Park. Hopefully they can claim the title.

On Saturday three of our under 11s took part in exhibition games at the county senior hurling final on Saturday. The three lads were Michael Doogan, Daire McDevitt and Cathal Menary.

On Sunday 25th September we host the Aodh Ó Dálaigh under 12 tournament. This event is in existence since 1982 and always provides a great day of hurling to honour the late Hugh Daly, one of Donegal and Ulster's finest GAA administrators. Teams confirmed so far are Tuam and Abbeyknockmoy of Galway, Easkey from Sligo, Keady of Armagh, Antrim side Loch Mor gCal Dais and ourselves.

The Aodh Ruadh Ladies Cyclothon takes place this Saturday, 17th September from 9am to 4pm.

There was no winner of last week's Lotto jackpot of €6,200. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12. In the lucky dip the €20 went to Martin Gahan; Eilis McNeely, c/o The Limit; Michelle & Noelle, c/o The Lantern; Nellie Blake, Parkhill; and Catherine McLoone, Danby. This week’s jackpot is €6,300.


There was no winner of this week’s Bunotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 3 ,4 ,13 ,14,18.The €50 winners were Padraig Sheridan, 10 Millbrook, Kinlough Leitrim, Gary Mc Gloin, Eastend, Bundoran, Darragh James McCready Ballyshannon.Next week’s jackpot will be €4200. We thank everyone for their continued support of our Bunotto each week.

The News and Views Town League finals took place in Gaelic Park on Saturday morning .The third /fourth Place playoff final saw Lee Smyth’s Lions defeat Calum McNulty’s Chargers whilst in the final Ryan Mc Gloin capped a marvellous personal performance by leading his team, the Raiders, to victory over Jayden Warnock’s Jaguars. Huge thanks to everyone who helped out in different ways especially David Smyth (organiser) Pat Walsh (pitch) Barry Keaney (ref) and Gerard and Kathy McEniff our sponsors.

The U16s were defeated by Naomh Brid/Pettigo in the championship on Friday night. The minors were also defeated by Aodh Ruadh in Donegal Town on Wednesday night and therefore exit the championship at the semi final stage.

The Realt Ruadh Ladies secured another valuable brace of league points on Sunday morning last when they defeated St Nauls by a single point, 3-4 to 1-9.

The U16 girls have been drawn to play Cloughaneely in their next fixture.

The seniors and reserves lost away to Kilcar in the league.


The Coaching Academy resumed last Saturday. The coaching academy for 4-7 year olds takes place in Tír Conaill Park from 11am to 12:15 pm.

Big date for your diary for all members, families and friends, Saturday 17th September 3pm-5pm Fun Family Day at Tír Conaill Park.

Congratulations to Four Masters girls Ciara Gillespie, Roisin Feeney and Lily Doherty who competed in the U14 All Ireland Camogie finals on Saturday in Dublin playing Antrim, Kilkenny and Kildare and on Sunday took part in the U14s County Parade during the All Ireland Camogie finals where they were joined by honorary flag bearer Niall Feeney.

They were also part of the Donegal team who won the U14 Ulster Shield last weekend.

The U13 girls put in an impressive performance on Saturday, albeit they lost to a very strong Naomh Conaill team. We started the match very well with some great scores from young Emma Sweeney, Ciara Cox, Shauna Doherty and a lovely goal from Aoife Cox. We went into the half-time break with a one point lead. Playing against a strong breeze in the second half, our defenders had to withstand a lot of pressure and held out well until the last few minutes of the game. Again Sofia Miziri pulled off some great saves in goal. Aine Ward, Ellen Canavan and Onagh McHugh burst out of defence regularly to relieve pressure on our backs. A very spirited performance and unlucky not to get a win.

The under 16 hurling squad continued their winning ways on Thursday evening with a well deserved win over are our near neighbours, Ballyshannon.

The u12 hurlers concluded their season with valour against Setanta in Tir Chonaill Park. A total of 22 hurlers, boys and girls, togged out for their final fixture. Overall an enjoyable league concluded with a great ending for all involved. Well done to all the boys and girls and management.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,500 lotto draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday night. The €50 winners in the lucky dip was Martin Kenny, Doonan and Gerry Molloy, Birchill. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 10 and 11.


Saturday was a momentous day for the club with the senior hurlers overcoming Burt. Tremendous praise to Eamon and all his team and players and we wish them nothing but the best for the Ulster Junior Championship and beyond.

The team would like to express their thanks to all the supporters over the years and thank them for all the effort and commitment they have shown. Also, a special mention has to go to the team sponsor Sean Doherty of North West Forest Services who have always been there to support us and sponsored our new jerseys and contributed to other gear. The contribution of the kitchen staff, tea ladies and anyone who helped with preparing tea and sandwiches etc. or any other assistance has to be acknowledged and it is extremely appreciated.

The senior footballers were out on Sunday with games versus Four Masters. The reserves continued their march on the league title with a convincing win. The seniors also had a good win.

Well done to our under 9's who finished the season off on a winning note, winning the Liam Breen Shield in Donegal Town on Saturday, beating St. Mary's Sligo, Glenfin, Naomh Brid and Gaoth Dobhair.

Under-6 football for boys and girls born after the 1st of January 2010 and who attend primary school has resumed. Training will be on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm on the astro-turf pitch. Any queries contact Mark Cannon on 087 918 2877.

On Thursday night MacCumhaills U12 hurling team made the long journey to Gaoth Dobhair. They lost by a point.

A draw will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15th at 9 pm for two All-Ireland Final Football tickets. Any member interested in being entered into the draw can contact Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801.

There was no winner of this week's lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 24 and 26. There were three match three winners: Saoirse Hannigan, Ash Meadows, Maeve Byrne, Killygordon, Michael Heeney, U Drop Inn who each receive €50. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000.


This week's Kilotto numbers were 1,7,8,30 There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €7,650. There were seven match 3 winners, Sally Heraty, Linda O’ Sullivan, Brid O’ Rourke, Fiona Farrell, all Killybegs, Brian Mc Guigan, Glenties, Mark McGill, Fintown, Kevin Scanlon, Cloughaneely.

The U-16s lost the U-16 league final to St Eunan’s on Sunday evening, in Glenfin. The game went to extra time in what was a very good performance from our boys.


Many thanks to everyone who helped out at The Bridge last weekend during the Jazz and Blues festival.

There was no jackpot winner in the Mini Lotto on Sunday night.

The numbers drawn were 1,5,10,11,18,20. The Match 5 winners were Adam Barr, Strabane and Aoife and Maisie McCann Hornhead. This week’s jackpot is €2,550.

This month’s 50 Club Winners are €65 Grace Ann O’Doherty, Greenhill, Dunfanaghy, €35, Shaun Breslin Drimnaraw and €25, May Cox, Ards.

The U8s and U10s are hosting a blitz at the Bridge on Saturday, September 17th at 11.30 am with Downings and Cloughaneely. No bus as most parents will be in attendance. Sandwiches and home baking would be greatly appreciated.


The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ciaran, Matthew, Sara May, Lucia and the extended Doherty and Gallagher families on the sad passing of Fiona Doherty, esteemed club member and friend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dhílis.

The senior lads had mixed results over the last two weeks in both league and championship action. First up they played out a victory over neighbours St. Mary's, Convoy in the quarter-final of the Junior A Championship, that was the weekend before last.

And last week in the league they lost to Buncrana.

Letterkenny Gaels Camogie hosted an U-8 and U-10 blitz recently with girls from Burt and Carndonagh visiting. The Gaels team (girls are all U-9) showed that the training is definitely working with great tackling and striking. The Gaels U-8 girls were split into teams and played a mini blitz. The club had 25 girls playing in total, a great squad for the future.

Congratulations to Eimear Ui Bhaoghail, Anna McHugh and Ornaith Ui Fhearghail representing Donegal in the All Ireland blitz last weekend and taking part in the parade in Croke Park.

Congratulations to our young hurlers Eunan Gallagher, Chloe and Matthew Callaghan, Donal and Cormac Farrelly who represented Letterkenny Gaels in the Cumann na mBunscol teams that played at half time during the county senior hurling final.

On Thursday evening last our young U-12 hurling team, which comprises a mix of boys and girls, brought their roller coaster championship season to a close with an away defeat to a strong Carndonagh side. Overall this was a great season for the team.


The seniors lost out to Moville at the weekend by a single point in what was a terrific game of football. Moville with that win were crowned champions and promoted to Division Three. The lads now have to wait until the weekend as Red Hughs travel to Carndonagh knowing that a win for the Killygordon men will guarantee them promotion. Our last game of the season against Pettigo is still to be refixed which still could go a long way to deciding which division we play in next season.

The under 21 quarter final takes place on Saturday afternoon as we travel to Convoy to play Naomh Colmcille.

Congratulations to our under 12s team on winning the Division Two title last Saturday afternoon against hosts Naomh Ultan. The committee would like to thank the Dunkineely club for catering for the team after the match.

Congratulations to Pat Treaty, Toome on winning the club’s lotto jackpot of €3,750 last Monday evening. The numbers drawn were 6,10,16 and 20. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €2000.


The numbers drawn last week were: 8, 11, 12, 17, 18. bonus 17. The winners were €100 - Delia Dorrian, the Ross; €50 - Nancy Dorrian, Coolback. Next week’s jackpot is €550.

The club were disappointed that the senior match against Naomh Brid was unable to go ahead on Sunday.

This was due to a mix up with referees which meant the match will have to be rescheduled. Apologies to all the supporters who braved the weather and were disappointed, especially all who travelled from Ballintra.

Congratulations to the ladies who won the Division Three Shield final last Sunday in Termon.

The team was Rosheen McGinley; Roisin Carr, Orla Sweeney, Grainne Friel; Niamh McDevitt, Maggie Friel, Shauna Howe; Michelle Doherty, Orla McGonigle; Orlaigh Carr, Hannah Shiels, Lauren Carr; Caoimhe Walsh, Siobhan Coyle, Mairead McColl, Aisling McDevitt, Rachel Sweeney.

This has been an amazing year for our senior ladies reaching three county finals and winning all of them. Well done again ladies and congratulations on a great year.

Well done to the U16 boys on reaching the Division Two county final. They played a hard-fought entertaining game in Convoy on Sunday in very blustery conditions where Naomh Náille emerged as winners.

Comhghairdeas mór to our senior keeper Brendan Friel and his fiancee Aisling McElwaine on the birth of their wee girl Fódhla.

Congratulations to our neighbours Milford who captured the Division Two league title at the weekend.


Torthaí lotto ó oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 10 17 18 agus 28. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus b’iad seo a leanas daoine a raibh na trí uimhir acu: Gráinne Nic Pháidín, Baile na nGallóglach, Eoin Ó Conaill, Baile na Deora agus Roisín Bn Uí Shibhleáin, Páirc na Trá. Fuair siad €50 an duine.

B’í Eileen Bn Uí Chuilinn, Carraig Airt a fuair an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus b’é Cathal Mac Giolla Chomhail, Umlach a fuair duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt ar an tseachtain seo chugainn , an 19ú Meán Fómhair i dteach leanna an Harbour. €10,000 atá sa phota óir.

Tá na gasúraí agus na girseachaí Faoi13 ag imirt cluichí sna grúpaí faoi láthair. Gach ádh ar an dá fhoireann.

The blitz in Dunfanaghy this coming Saturday September 17 is for U-8s and U-10s. All players are asked to be at the pitch for 11.15am.


All roads lead to O'Donnell Park on Saturday, September 24th when the seniors face MacCumhaills in the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior Championship quarter final.

Well done to the players and management on Sunday afternoon on beating Ardara in the league.

Congratulations to the third team on winning the Division Five League on Wednesday night.

The winner of the club lotto last week was Pat Doherty of Orchard Grove in Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 1,12,16 and 20. Club lottos are available in all local outlets each week.


Pride of place this week goes to the U16 boys football team who claimed the County League Division One title against Killybegs in Glenfin on Sunday evening.

A youthful senior side lost away to Dungloe.

The minor girls footballers reached their first A county final since they last won the title in 2012 and they will take on Moville in the final this Saturday.

The U13 girls footballers got their league underway last Saturday against Buncrana.

This weekend we will host two competitions, the Benny Carr Cup (U14) on Friday night and Dungloe have kindly agreed to come down and play our lads, throw-in is at 6:30pm. Then on Saturday we host The James Gallagher Cup with Glenswilly, Buncrana and Naomh Colmcille providing the opposition.

The U16 hurlers had a good win over Buncrana last Thursday night in a very close game.

Best wishes to Rory Carr for a speedy recovery after his operation on Monday, we hope to see him back in the black and amber soon.

This week’s lotto numbers are: 1-10-20-23. Eight winners matched 3 numbers and win €15 each. They are Declan Nee, Coolboy, Alan O’Connell, Errigal View; Laurence Blake, S. Bennett, Coolboy; Sean McCrudden, Knockybrin (Adrian), Denise Duffy, Golf Course Road, Ciaran Haran, Hazelwood and Paul Carr, Loughnagin. Next week’s jackpot is €2,950.


The final home game of the season will be an historic event this Saturday as our seniors collect the Division Two League title for the first time. They play Malin.

It wasn't a vintage performance from the boys on Saturday but nevertheless they got the deserved win against St Nauls.

Well done to Conor Coll and Rory O’Donnell who featured in the U15 Development squad that played their final blitz of the season with games against Antrim, Down and Derry in Owenbeg.

It’s a case of Friday night lights for the seniors in the quarter-finals of the championship. The good news is that both seniors and reserves will be in the same venue. The Reserves face Naomh Columba at 7.30pm and the seniors face Naomh Brid at 9pm.

This week’s lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. The jackpot was not won. There were four match 3 winners who win €20 each. They are Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary and Fergus McGinley. Next weeks jackpot is €1,180.