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The seniors lost away to Milford in the league on Saturday evening.

Next up is Dungloe in the quarter final of the senior championship , on Sunday and in O’Donnell Park.

The fact that Dungloe play in Division One will make them favourites but Malin hope to give a good account of themselves and try to reach the semi-finals again for only the second time in the club’s history.

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €900. The numbers drawn were 2-3-4-6-5-1-7. The €50 winner was Eileen Doherty, Redford Culdaff. Next week’s jackpot is €950.

They Under 11s A and B teams are through to the Donegal Animal Hospital U11 final against Glenswilly. The finals are on this Friday 23rd of September in Scarvey, Buncrana at 7:45pm.

The under 13s are top of division one in the league.. The under 16 girls have qualified for the quarter finals of the C competition and are at home to Glenswilly on Saturday. The club are hosting the County Meath under 14 development squad this weekend and the team are playing two matches against North Donegal and an Inishowen selection in Connolly Park on Saturday afternoon.


The annual Airtricity walk up around the windmills in Meentycat will takes place between on Saturday the 24th of September. This has proven to be a great source of funding for the club to prepare our teams and an enjoyable experience for all who do it.

We would ask all kids and parents to consider walking for us on the day. The more walkers we have, the more we get back from Airtricity. Any and all numbers of walkers are welcome to take part and groups of four who register and complete the walk will be entered into a draw for €100 for the group. All individual cards received back with €30 or more on them will be entered into a draw for €200. Cards are being distributed to teams at the moment.

All eyes turn to the championship this Saturday. The reserves play Ardara and the seniors take on Glenswilly. Both games are in O’Donnell Park.

The U-10 Girls footballers rounded off their season with a long trip to Magherafelt to take part in the Ulster U-10 Girls Blitz which was hosted by the O'Donavan Rossa Club. The tournament was played in a fun , non-competitive manner with the focus on development. The girls showed off their skills against teams from Tyrone, Antrim, Derry and Armagh. Well done to all 17 girls who represented the club and indeed the county with such great commitment and dedication. Enjoy your Winter break.

The U-16 boys put in a brave battling performance against St. Eunan’s on Sunday evening in Mac Cumhaill Park but fell a little short in the end.

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 nights on the astro-turf pitch. Any queries contact Mark Cannon on 087- 918 2877.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 18 and 23. There were six match three winners; Katie Kennedy, Bingo, Colman Mc Ghee, Chloe Kennedy, Annie B Gallagher, Ms. Twomey, St. Columbas, Sarah Sweeney who each receives €25. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000.


The senior ladies are getting their chef’s hats on again this Sunday. They are hosting their annual big breakfast in the clubhouse from 9am to 1.30pm. So give the chefs in your house the Sunday morning off and come join our senior ladies in the clubhouse for the best breakfast in town at a bargain price of €5 for a full Irish. (€3 for u12s).

More silverware came back to the clubhouse over the weekend when the minor ladies successfully defended their county title against St Eunan’s, to make it four championship titles in a row. Well done to all players and management on their success.

We also had other teams that have represented the club with great pride over the week.

Our u9s who put up a brave fight on Wednesday night in Burt when they played the hosts in the shield final. It wasn't their night but a great achievement to get so far. The hard work being put into our underage is being reflected on the pitch as our U-13 girls had a great win against Burt on Wednesday evening.

The u16 lads played their second championship game on Sunday evening at home against Gaoth Dobhair and came away with a draw.

The senior men play Convoy in their last home and final game of the season on Saturday evening after which the Division Four League title will be presented.

The lotto jackpot was not won last week.The €50 winner was Claire Kelly c/o bingo.The numbers drawn 2,7,19,20. Next week’s jackpot €8,400.

The 9th of December has been pencilled for our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle Hotel. It is part of our 20 years celebration so we propose to have a running slide show on the night 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 loan them to Jimmy Hegarty for scanning and they will be returned immediately. Contact Jimmy at 9381148 or contact any committee member.


The Match ‘n’ Win for September 15th numbers drawn were 6, 10, 20, 22. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Rebecca Doherty C/o Denise Doherty, Chapel Glen, Barry Walsh, Ballyliffin, Sara Harkin, Tullagh, Danny McLaughlin (Master), IOD, The Golden Girls, C/o Bingo. The jackpot next week is €1,900.

The National Student Bursaries Scheme 2016/17 is now available online for applications,…/national-student-bursaries-scheme-2016/ or see details on our Face Book page.

The U-13 girls travelled to Downings on Saturday but had no luck on the day.


Two people - Billy Meehan Convoy, Daniel and Jason McMullan - had three counties in last week’s lotto draw. The counties drawn were WH,WX,WD,FH. . Next week's lotto €5050.

The introduction of the smoking Ban at our grounds is making the news and is being well received.

The club as part of the Healthy Club Project will be hosting a Mental Health Workshop for coaches, parents and adults on Monday the 3rd of October at 8pm in the Clubhouse.The talk will last approx one hour. This is open to everyone and to adults/coaches in other local sports clubs also. This talk will be on "Supporting Young People’s Mental Health" and will be for anyone who are concerned about the mental health of young people. It will be delivered by Sean McGrory from Jigsaw and Sarah Toye Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse with Donegal Mental Health.

Hard luck to our minor girls who lost out to Milford in the county C final.

The U16 boys lost to Fanad in championship

Well done to the U 13 boys on their win over Lifford.

Well done to the Reserve men on their win away to Muff on Saturday afternoon.


The Lotto winning numbers for 13/09/2016 are 3-2-5-7-4-6-8-1. Sean Bonner matched three numbers and wins €60.00. Jackpot for this week is €4250.00.

Reserves and seniors are back in championship next weekend. The reserves play St Eunan’s in the Senior B championship on Sunday in McCool Park. The seniors play Four Masters in Senior A play off on Saturday at the Cross.

The club is looking for volunteers to take part in the Airtricity Walk on Saturday the 24th of September 2016. 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 9am and 12 Noon. It will help the Club raise much needed funds by just registering and doing the 15KM walk/run.


This Saturday the championship quarter finals take place with our seniors playing Termon and the reserves playing Naomh Conaill at 7pm in MacCumhaill Park.

Our Under 13s defeated Naomh Brid/Pettigo last Friday; they travel to St Nauls this Wednesday.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,300. This week’s numbers were: 9, 11, 13 and 24 winners were: €50 Mary Byrne, Cashel €30 Colm Carr, Leiter €20 Meabh Nic Giolla Chearra and David McShane, Croaghbeg.


Congratulations to Pat Trearty on winning our lotto Jackpot of €3750 last Monday night.

Last Saturday afternoon the under 21s played Naomh Colm Cille in the B championship quarter final.

A terrific effort by the lads as the game finished in a draw after extra time 2-15 to 3-12.

The club’s grand prize draw will now take place on Friday 14th October.

Any club member interested in giving their time over the next couple of weeks to sell tickets should contact any committee member. Your support would be greatly appreciated .


Imreoidh foireann shinsireach Chloich Cheannfhaola in éadan Bheart i gcluiche ceathrú-ceannais na Craoibhe Idirmheánaí ar an tSatharn seo i nGleann Súilí.

Our reserves had a great league win over a strong MacCumhaills side on Saturday.

Bhí buaidh mhaith ag na mionúir i gcluiche leath-cheannais an Tuaiscirt de Chraobh na Mionúr Roinn a 2. Bhuail said Aodh Rua Cúl na gCuirdín, 2-17|2-8. Ádh mór orthu sa chluiche ceannais!


There was no winner of this week's Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 2 3 4 7 9. The €50 winners were Barry McPhilomey, Omagh, Padraig Beirne, Finner, Patrick Kane, Termon Villas, Pettigo.. The jackpot next week will be €4250.

Well done to Bundoran lads Kyle McNulty and Maitiu Tierney who were both members of the victorious Aodh Ruadh U12 hurling team who defeated St Eunan’s in the county final last week.

Our very young U21 side (nine minors) showed great courage on Saturday coming from three points down with five minutes to go to defeat Burt by two points and thus qualify for the Co U21B semi final. They will play Killybegs, in the semi-final.

Realt Ruadh ladies are now joint top of Division Two with one game remaining against Robert Emmets. Well done to our five girls who have made it to the final stages of the Donegal LGFA Development Academy Abi Barrett, Sineire Boyd and Rebecca McGuinness at U13 and Amy McGloin and Dervla Carr at U15.


The seniors and reserves are playing Glenfin in Killygordon on Saturday evening. As the winter time approaches and the football comes to an end we turn our attention to Scor na nOg

Anyone interested in entering Scor please contact Ann on 0876215513 or Pauline on 0868211148. The first semi final will for this area will be held in the Bosco on the 18 November.

Four Masters held a fun day in Tir Chonaill Park on Saturday from 11am to 5pm. They would like to thank all the helpers on the day and Eddie Walsh for sponsoring the burgers for the barbecue on the day. The day was great success.


The lotto numbers drawn were 1,7,9,10,18,bonus 6. The jackpot was not won. The €100 winner was Eileen McAteer, Shannagh, the €50 went to N McConigley, Portsalon. The jackpot next week is €600.

Any members wishing to be entered in the draw for a ticket to the All Ireland final replay, should send a text message to 0851555645(only). The draw will be done once it's known our allocation. Please state in your text whether you will be going to the game yourself or looking for someone else.

It was back to the majestic surface of St. Mary's Convoy for the third game in succession last Sunday morning for our U16 team who began their championship campaign against the Convoy club.

The U10s head for Newbridge, in Derry to take part in the Eoghan Gilmour Memorial Cup, on Saturday. r. Eoghan Gilmour sadly passed away nine years ago and is the grandson of Fanad Gaels stalwart Pat Murphy.


The under 21s set up a county semi-final against Naomh Conaill with a convincing 25 point win over Termon on Saturday evening.

This Saturday the focus turns to the Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final. Aodh Ruadh will face Naomh Ultan at Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town. That game will be preceded by the reserve's championship quarter-final against Buncrana in Donegal Town.

It was a ding dong battle in the Southern Minor final, but Aodh Ruadh just came out the wrong side of it last Wednesday evening in Tir Chonaill Park. They lost out to Naomh Conaill on the remarkable scoreline of 7-9 to 3-19, a two point deficit at the final whistle.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s were well beaten at home by a strong Killybegs side on Sunday evening in their first round first leg championship.

The U-13s had 19 points to spare on Naomh Conaill in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh last Friday.

This under 8s training have a blitz on Saturday. We are hosting Four Masters, Derrygonnelly and Glencar Manorhamilton. T

Pride of place this week goes to our under 12s hurlers who captured the County A title on Thursday last defeating St. Eunan’s in Fr. Tierney Park.

Next up for these lads is the Aodh Ó Dálaigh tournament which takes place on Sunday. The following teams are taking part Tuam and Abbeyknockmoy from Galway, Easkey of Sligo, Keady from Armagh, Antrim's Loch Mor gCal Dais and ourselves. The action gets underway at 11am and all are welcome for a great day of hurling to honour the late Hugh Daly one of Donegal and Ulster's finest GAA administrators.

The under 16s had a great battle with Setanta in the Cross on Thursday. Missing a number of players due to injuries, we fielded a young team. In one of our best displays of the season we were unlucky to lose 4-7 to 3-9.

The under 13s girls have won two league games over the past week. They started with a good win over a courageous Naomh Columba outfit in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh last Wednesday.

Congratulations to Orla Keon and Sarah Jane Keon who have been selected on the under 13 county development squad. Well done also to Cait Gillespie and Ana Keon who were selected for the under 15 county development squad.

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot of €6,300. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 4, 6, 10, 14 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 went to the Slevin Family, Abbeylands; Helen Coughlan, Erne Dale Heights; Olivia Magee, Assaroe View; Margaret Gahan; and Mary McHale. Next draw is in Dicey Reilly's with a jackpot of €6,400 on Sunday at 8.30pm.


There was no winner of this week lott.The numbers drawn were 14-15-20-29 and the €50 winners were Ronan O’Donnell, Fintown and Seamus O Malley, Station Road. Next week’s Jackpot will be €8,300.

A very enjoyable evening was had in Leo’s Bar on Thursday 8th September when three time World Champion, John Part took on a number of local dart enthusiasts. A number of people helped to make this a very successful night and in turn raised funds for our local GAA club. Over €800 was raised on the night. Special thanks to David Molloy of Glenside Bacon who supplied food for the large crowd. The Highlands Hotel sponsored accommodation of which was much appreciated. All Sports in Donegal Town kindly sponsored a dart board. Conal Herron was a very natural MC for the night and also thanks go to Michael Boyle and John Dubh Ward who looked after the scoring side of things. A huge thank you to each of the local dart throwers who all raised sponsorship to get a chance to play against one of the best. The night was rounded off with our own DJ Bean entertaining the crowd and a big thank you goes out to him also.

Congratulations to our minor management and team on becoming regional minor champions on last Wednesday overcoming Aodh Ruadh in a fantastic ten goal game of football.

Well done to our U 21 on reaching the semi-final of this year’s championship defeating Four Masters in the quarter final.


This week's Kilotto numbers were 3,14,17,21, There was no Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is at €7,700. There was one match 3 winner, Sarah Carr, Bruckless.

The club invite club members (adults only) to request All Ireland final replay tickets please contact Sarah Tully 086 331173 or before 5pm Monday 26th September. Usual ticketing rules apply.

Reminder that tickets will be distributed to club members at Croke Park on All Ireland final day.

Well done to five of our young members who have been selected for their respective county teams. They are U15s, Suzanne White, Andrea Furey; U13s, Caoimhe Cunningham, Penny Statham and Rebecca O'Shea.


The Club will host Downings versus Letterkenny Gaels in the Junior A semi final at The Bridge on this Saturday evening.

There was no jackpot winner in the mini lotto on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3,8,12,13,14,18. The Match 5 winner was Thomas Cullen, Termon. This weeks Jackpot is €2600.

Congratulations to our North West neighbours Milford on winning the All County League Division Two title.

We look forward to seeing them at The Bridge next year.

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The U8s & 10s had a very enjoyable blitz last Saturday morning at the Bridge with Downings and Cloughaneely.

The U-13s played Glenswilly Bs at home at the Bridge last Friday evening .The boys demonstrated great team effort and had a very convincing win.


The U-21 footballers recorded a good win over Fanad Gaels at the weekend in the U-21 B Championship quarter final.

The seniors are in action in the semifinal of the Junior A Championship this Saturday evening at The Bridge in Dunfanaghy, when they take on Downings.

Our U-14 camogs were invited to take part in the inaugural camogie blitz at St Joseph's, Ederney last Saturday. This was an eleven a side blitz with six teams involved from four different counties. The girls defeated Ederney and St Enda’s Omagh in the blitz leaving them in the A final. The girls played Derrylaughan in the final which was a close game but unfortunately the Gaels lost out. This is to be an annual tournament and the Gaels had a very enjoyable morning of camogie and are looking forward to next year. Thanks to Noel McAndrews and Ederney club and Clare Dowdall for organisation.

On Saturday some of our young hurling teams took part in the end of year mud run held at the Old Foundry.

The team enjoyed a great season this year and are looking forward to the 2017 campaign.

Thanks to all the organisers of the event especially Dan, Sharon, Ray and Angela for providing the refreshments after the mud run.


Seosamh MacCeallabhui's seniors won promotion to Division Three on Saturday evening with a brilliant away win against Carndonagh.

The under 10s travelled up to Moy to participate in Father Soraghan Cup. Twenty seven clubs in total from counties Tyrone, Armagh, Derry, Down, Antrim, Donegal, Meath and Dublin participated in what was an incredible sporting showpiece.

This is an 8 a side competition where each club has two teams. Each team play a half and the scores are added between both teams to decide the winning club.

Red Hugh’s were drawn in a tough group with their first match against Ballymun Kickhams. Red Hugh’s defence was a major factor in winning this game with Adam Azzeradi, Emer McMenamin and Stephen Doherty who were always able to thwart Ballymun attacks. The game finished 0-5 points to 0-2. The second team earned a draw in the second half. Brian Irwin and Cathair Browne getting the crucial scores.

Next up was Magherafelt who were very strong in all departments but Red Hugh’s fought to the end and lost by 4 points at the end. Great performances in this game from Charlie Doherty, Colm Coyle, Daniel Webb, Daithi Scanlon and PJ Kelly.

Next up was Keady from Armagh. Red Hugh’s boys and girls quickly put the disappointment behind them and got back to winning ways once again with both teams getting the win. Alex Doherty opened the scoring with a free, followed by points from Oisin Duffy and Caolan. Conor Doherty had a great game in midfield. Conor was always able to carry the ball out of defence and get to the forwards as quickly as possible. Conor and Darragh Galvin galvanised the defence with some great blocks. Joseph Sharkey and Caoimhe McMenamin had great games in the forward line. Cathair Browne in the 2nd half put on an exhibition of point taking from frees and from play. Jamie Gallen was always an outlet at full forward for his teammates to pass to.

Our final group game was against Trillick who proved too strong for us and ran out winners. This was the end of our group stage and Red Hugh’s qualified for the Shield competition. After a short break we were drawn against Lissan GAC from Fermanagh. The boys and girls played their best but lost out with great performances from Oisin Duffy, Brian Irwin and Charlie Doherty. Lissan went onto win the shield competition. Well done to all who travelled. This concludes our season for the year.

Squad that travelled: PJ Kelly, Colm Coyle, Emer McMenamin, Charlie Doherty, Patrick Doherty, Stephen Doherty, Conor Doherty, Jamie Gallen, Joseph Sharkey, Darragh Galvin, Conor Galvin, Brian Irwin, Caoimhe O’Brien, Daniel Webb, Alex Doherty, Daithi Scanlon, Cathair Browne, Oisin Duffy, Caolan Duffy, Adam Azzeradi.

Training for the underage strictly come dancing is going great so this is shaping up up to be brilliant evenings entertainment. The event will take place in Jacksons hotel on Friday 21st of October so set the date in your diary. Tickets will be released next week.

The Meentycat Walk is on this Saturday and we looking for club members to do the walk. Contact Liam Doherty for sponsorship cards and details.


There was no overall winner of this week’s lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at £2700. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 10, 16, 19. The £25 winners were Claudia McCrea, Eamon Gorman, Claire Gallagher, Patsy Gallagher.

Naomh Brid/ Pettigo U13’s were defeated by Kilcar on Friday evening.

All roads lead to Convoy next Saturday Naomh Brid seniors play championship favorites Milford in the Intermediate quarter final. Come along and support this young side. Our reserve’s are out on Sunday in a play off match against Naomh Colmcille. This match takes place in Glenswilly.

Good luck to the Donegal Masters team who take on Tyrone in Killyclogher on Wednesday evening; a victory can take Donegal into the All-Ireland semi-final.


In a change to what was previously announced the championship quarter finals will now take place on Saturday 24th instead of Friday 23rd. Both teams are still in the same venue and both games will still take place in Convoy.

Congratulations to Danny, Paul and all the players and management who collected the Division Two League title with a win over Malin on Sunday.

The reserves also eased to a comfortable home win against Malin on Saturday.

The minor ladies created their own bit of history on Saturday as they won their first minor county championship title. The club was founded in 2007 and they have now won every underage title. They played a very good Convoy side in the county final Saturday in Glenswilly. It wasn't until the last ten minutes that Na Galloglaigh pushed on and got the goals to win the match on a score line of 5-11 to 4-4. This was an excellent team performance with Aisling Irwin, Taylor Doherty, Shauna McBride and Kelly Anne Buchanan to the fore but Megan Ryan was by far the best player on the pitch. Scorers on the day were Shauna McBride 2-4, Megan Ryan 2-3, Kellyanne Buchanan 1-2 and team captain Niamh Gallagher 0-2.

The U13s put in their best performance of the year on Sunday with an impressive win over Gaoth Dobhair in Moyle View Park.

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


All roads lead to O'Donnell Park this Saturday afternoon when the seniors face MacCumhaills in the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

The Northern Board Division Two Minor Football Championship final between Glenswilly and Cloughaneely will take place in Convoy on

Friday 23 September.

Next up for the Thirds is the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior C Championship, also against MacCumhaills.

Any club member looking to go into the draw for an All-Ireland ticket should email club secretary Aisling McDaid at The deadline is 5pm on Friday coming and no names will be taken after that.

The winner of last week's club lotto was Stephen McDaid of Glenkeeragh who matched 3 numbers. The winning number were 6,15,19 and 21.


It’s a massive week of championship football once again with the seniors and reserves both in quarter-final action this Sunday in MacCumhaill Park. The reserves will take on Glenfin while the seniors meet Naomh Conaill in a repeat of last year’s county final.

The minor boys footballers are in action on Friday night as they take on St. Mary’s, Convoy in the Northern Championship semi-final in O’Donnell Park.

The U21 men battled past Buncrana in their championship quarter-final in Burt on Saturday.

The minor girls footballers were beaten by a strong Moville team in their County A Final on Saturday in Buncrana.

The U16 hurlers advanced to the county A League Final last Thursday after a good win over Dungloe.The U12 hurlers were defeated in their county final away to Aodh Ruadh, BS last Thursday evening.

The U16 footballers travelled to Ballybofey for a championship group game against MacCumhaills and came away with another impressive win.

The U13 girls had a good win against a young Termon team on Saturday. On Friday night Dungloe were our guests for the Benny Carr Memorial Cup match, our thanks to them for providing the opposition.

On Saturday we hosted the James Gallagher Cup with Buncrana, Glenswilly and Naomh Colmcille competing in this year’s competition. A great day’s football was enjoyed by all with Naomh Colmcille pipping our lads in the final. Thanks to Anthony Gallagher for presenting the cup.

There was one winner of our Lotto jackpot, Sarah Plumb and family who are club lotto members matched all 4 numbers and win €2,975. The winning numbers were: 4-7-15-19.

Na nDúnaibh

Comhghairdeachas le Rachel Níc Giolla Chomhaill, Gleann Cheo a bhain an €10,000 i Lotto oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. Na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh ná: 5 9 19 agus 25. B’í Gearóidín Bn Uí Chonghaile, Umlach a bhain an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus b’é Joe Mac Giolla Bhríde, an Mhuirleog a fuair duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt ar an tseachtain seo chugainn , an 26ú Meán Fómhair i dteach leanna an Ghleanna agus €9,900 atá sa phota óir.

Under-6 training has started again on Wednesday evening from 6 -7pm. Parents interested in helping out at training are welcome to come along.

Bhí buaidh mhaith ag na gasúraí agus na girseachaí Faoi- 13 ag deireadh na seachtaine in éadan Mac Cumhaills agus Iorras.

Both Under 8s and Under 10’s had an enjoyable blitz in Dunfanaghy last Saturday morning. Big thank you to Naomh Mícheál for their hospitality.

Good luck to our Senior Team who will play against Letterkenny Gaels in the Junior Championship semi-final on Páirc Naomh Mícheál on Saturday evening at 5.30.