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Club lotto One person with 3 counties. FH AM MH LK. Patsy O’Sullivan, Convoy. Next week lotto €5600.

Underage presentation took place on Friday 2nd Dec with special guests Katie Herron and Ryan McHugh in attendance.

Underage players from U-6 up to U-12 were presented with the Go Games medals.

U-13 and U-14 boys were presented with their Shield winners medals.

Certificates were presented to the Children who took part in Scor and also players who were part of donegal Development teams this year

Awards went to Ellie Barton and Meghan Walden U-14 donegal team and Aimee Bonner U-16; Zoey McGlynn, Minor Ladies

Well done to everyone and a special thanks to Ben McMenamin for handing out the prize he won of Carbonyte skins to the children who came out in the draw

AGM took place on Thursday the 1st Dec at 7.30 at Clubhouse, with the following elected: Honorary Presidents: Danny Harkin and John McMullan; Vice Presidents: Fr D McGettigan and Fr S Gorman; Chairman Oliver Prunty; Vice Chair Brendan Kelly; Secretary TBC; Assistant Sec TBC; Joint Treasures Julia Blake and Emmet Patterson; PRO Mairead Browne; Registrar Gabrielle Gallagher; Youth Dev Officer Conor McDermott; Child Protection Officer Lorena Barron; Oifig Na nGaelige Noelle Mulrain; Health & wellbeing officers Sarah McLaughlin and Raymond McNamee; Co Board felegates B.Kelly and O Prunty; Sub Delegate L.O’Keeffe; N.Board Delegate L.McConalogue; Ladies Board G.Gallagherand M.Browne; sub S .Barnett.

Rest of Committee: L. Prunty, P. McMullan, P. Lynch, L. OKeeffe, C. Cairns, L. McMullan and M.McCarron

Coaches - Senior Men Laurence McMullan; Reserves TBC; Seniors Ladies Dermot Foy /Patrick Gallagher; Underage U-6 /U-8/U-10 Various Coaches; U-12 girls Aine R & Mairead B; U 14 girls Tbc; U-16 C.Gallagher & G .Gallagher; Minor tbc.

U-12 boys C McDermott; U-13 boys TBC; U-14 P.McDaid; U-15/16 TBC; Minor O Prunty & L.O’Keeffe; U 21 O Prunty & L McMullan

As with all posts help would be appreciated and if anyone would like to help out with any of the underage teams please let any committee member know.


Condolences: The club passes on our condolences to the Duffy family on the death of Eileen, mother of our late chairman Andy Duffy. Funeral details to be announced. May she Rest in Peace.

County Board: Congratulations to our own Seamus Carr who was returned unopposed as Central Council Delegate at the County Board convention at the weekend. Seamus does a fine job in his role as delegate and along with his fellow officers, wish them all well for the year ahead.

Colm Tully Memorial Mass: A reminder that there will be a 1st anniversary mass for Colm Tully RIP on Saturday, 10th December at 7pm at the Catholic church, Acton High Street.

Good Luck: Good luck to St. Kiernan’s as they prepare to face Slaughtneil in next weekend’s All-Ireland Football Quarter Final. Throw in is Sunday 11th of December 1pm at Greenford.

Childrens Christmas Party: Thank you to Eileen, Esther and Martha for once again organising the Childrens Christmas Party. Thank you also to Father Christmas who took time out of his busy schedule to make a lot of children very happy.


Anyone with Underage Christmas tickets are asked to leave them back with their managers as soon as they can or they can leave them in McClean’s shop for the attention of Maria McLaughlin on or before Friday the 16th of December. The draw will take place on Sunday the 19th of December.

Our Grupai Cheoil and dancers participated in the Scor County final last Sunday and although they didn’t win, they performed and represented the club very well. The club would like to thank our Scor team and also Roisin McGrory and Janet Coyle.

This week’s lotto jackpot of €550 was won by Katie Gibbons, Malin Head. The seller’s prize went to Stephen Farren. The numbers drawn were 7-3-1-5-4-2-6. Next week’s jackpot is €500. Last week’s lotto was not won, Mary Houten won the €50 with the numbers drawn 4-2-7-6-3-1-5.

This year’s AGM will take place on Friday the 9th of December in the clubhouse at 7:30pm. All motions to be with secretary in writing to Elaine McColgan, Strand Head, Malin or by e-mail by Tuesday the 6th of December.

The minor board AGM was held last week with the make-up of the committee largely the same as last year with Danny Lafferty as Secretary and Seamus McLaughlin as Chairperson.

Coaches Christmas Party: The night out for all club coaches will be on the 10th of December meeting in Malin at 6:00pm.


CLG Seán Mac Cumhaills are inviting applicants for the position of Senior Football Manager for the 2017 season. Any interested parties are asked to forward their application to the club secretary by email or in writing to Club Rúnaí, Alan Martin, Sessiagh O’Neill, Ballybofey or by no later than the 16th of December 2016.

Congratulations to Avril McNamee who lifted her Handball Player of the Year award at the Donegal GAA Banquet on Saturday night in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town. Congratulations to Del Laverty, Conor Griffin, Aaron McAuley and Sean Curran who were part of the Donegal panel who won the Under-21 C All-Ireland earlier in the year. Del and Conor attended the Donegal GAA Banquet on Saturday night in the Abbey Hotel.

Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of CLG Seán Mac Cumhaills will be held on Monday the 12th of December 2016 at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse.

Lotto: There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 19, 21, 23 and 26. There was one match three winner: Eugene Wright, Navenny who receive €150. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000. John Lillis’ team is selling this week.


Underage Presentaion: One of the biggest occasions of the year took place last Friday in the new training room at the Banks. A large crowd was in attendance and we thank all parents, members, players and the organisers that made the effort to make the night such an experience for everyone. Thank you to Michael Murphy for presenting the awards. Photos are on Facebook. Everybody was a winner on the night, however, every year we present individual awards: The most dedicated winners were U-12 Erin Sharkey and Pierce McBride. U-14s Holly Doherty and Conor Hanlon. U-16s Orlaith Kavanagh and Hugh Sweeney. Minor: Katelyn McGarvey and John McGarvey.

Players of the year were: U-12 Rhianna McCready and Danny Bonner. U-14 Orla McCready and Joseph Greene. U-16 Caoimhe Boyle and Micheal Greene. Minor: Ellie Tracey and Daniel Devlin. Roisin Rodgers got her U-14 Ulster cup medal and Runner up championship medal.

All U-6, U-8 and U-10 received medals on the night.

Night of the Races- The annual night of the races will take place in Sharkeys Bar 28th December.

Torthaí Lotto: Last week’s lotto numbers were 6,7,11,12. We had one match 3 winner Kenny Gillespie, Braade. Comghairdeas.

Next week’s jackpot is a massive €3680.

100 club: November 100 Club Winners. €500-Catherine Bonner, Rann a Thuathail. €200-Donna Joyce, An Clochán Liath. €100-Owenie Sharkey,Rann na Mónadh. €100-Roseleen McGarvey,Cnoc a stolaire. €100-Phil Ward,Beal na Cruite. €50-Elaine Boyle,Loch na nDeorainn. €50-Peadar O'Donnell,Loch na nDeoran. Thank to everyone for their continued support of the 100club. For further information, please contact Dónal Ó Searcaigh or see website. -There are a number of spaces available.

AGM 2016: The following Executive were elected for 2017: Patron – Tony Doherty, Cathaoirleach- Tom Marry, Leas-Chathaoirleach- JC Gillespie, Rúnaí –To be filled, Leas Rúnaí – Dara Mac Shane, Cisteoir: Paddy McCreery, Oifigeach sláinte&Folláine- Charlie Boyle, Oifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí- Damien Ó Dónaill, Oifigeach Gaeilge&Cultúir – Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh, Oifigeach oiliúna&Cluichí – Gary Boyle,Cláraitheoir- Lorraine Boyle, Comhordaitheoir Tiomsaithe Airgid: Pádraig Ferry, Ionadaí Bord na mBan –Cormac Mac Gairbheith, Oifigeach Forbartha- Phill Ward, Oifigeach na bPáirc- Michael Gallagher, Ionadaí na n-imreoirí –Robbie O Donnell, Oifigeach Leanaí –Margo Gallagher, Comhordaitheoir Lotto – Catherine Bonner, Comhordaitheoir club 100- Dónal Ó Searcaigh- A full list of subcommittees will be posted on Website.

St.Vincent de Paul: CLG Naomh Muire will participate in a collection for St.Vincent de Paul. Items can be left at the club house 16th&17th December. More details will follow on Facebook and in next week’s club notes or contact-0876963509


Lotto winning numbers for the 29/11/2016 are 2-3-7-8-1-4-6-5. No winners. Jackpot for the 06/12/2016 is €4800.00.

Hard luck to the Glenfin Dancers who represented the club in the Scór Co.Final in Glenfin Hall on Sunday 4th December, it was a great achievement getting that far. Thank you to Clara Carroll and Mairead McMahon who gave up their time to coach the dancers, solo singer and ballad group and to everyone else who helped in anyway.

Handball training on Mondays from 6.30 -8.00 for children born 2004-2008.

Underage training for children born in 2009,2010 and 2011on Wednesday night from 6.00-7.00.

Well done to Brenda Carr and Jamie Lee McMahon who made the U13 Development Squad for 2017.

The Parish league finals took place last Sunday the 4th at 12.00noon. This was a very successful competition with over 70 children taking part. The winners will be presented with their trophies next Sunday the 11th at the Annual Underage Presentation night from 6.00pm-8.00pm in the Club House.

CLG Gleann Fhinne would like to thank everyone who supported the Night at the Races and also everyone who helped in anyway. Your support is very much appreciated.

Senior Board AGM is on Sunday the 18th of December at 3.00pm.


Ten Week Development Draw: Week Seven Winners: €1,000 Eimear Carr, Keenaghan €500 Patricia McGuire, Dunkineely €300 Noel McGinley, Cashlings €200 Conal A Gildea, Ardara, Nollaig Gillespie, Dachtan and Kieran O’Gara, Glencolmcille.

Paid up members’ draw winners: €500 Amy McGinley, An Glásan, Towney Road and Betty Carr, Glencolmcille.

The 2016 club presentation night takes place on Wednesday 28th December also in The Blue Haven more details to follow.

Lotto: There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,400 this week’s numbers were: 2, 14, 16 and 22 winners were: €50 Fidelma Burke, Bruckless €30 Kieran Moriarty, Caherisveen, Co. Kerry €20 K Kenney, Cashel, Glencolmcille and Stephanie and Karen, Cashlings, Kilcar.

Club Bingo Jackpot €8,600: There was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €8,600 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 Margaret McShane €100 Joan McGuinness, Triona McShane €80 Ellen O’Donnell €70 Suzanne McShane, Noreen O’Leary, Margaret Doherty, Arlene Cunnea, Brenda Byrne and Grainne McBrearty.

Red Hugh’s

Dinner Dance Presentations - Senior player of the year: Gerard Melaugh; Young player of the year: Odhran Doherty; Reserve Player of the year: Shane McGuire; Minor Player of the year: Jason Woods; Minor most improved player: Jason Callaghan; Club Person of the year: Kevin Melaugh; Hall of Fame: Bernard Devine; Special Commemoration: 1991 Senior Team

Lotto & 100+ Club Results 01/12/16. Numbers Drawn 2,4,5,8,6,7,3,1. The winning sequence was 2,4,5 Helen Bradley €50. Next weeks jackpot is €2175. This weeks winner of the 100+ Club was number 19 Sean Brolly Raphoe €100

Annual Red Hughs Bazaar: The Red Hughs Bazaar will take place in the parish hall this Sunday the 11th of December at 4:30pm. Hope to see you all there as it’s promises to be a brilliant night.


B'iad 1, 4, 14 agus 18 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.

Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Brendan Gillespie - Mullaghduff, Rosie McBride C/O - S.W.O, Charles Gillespie - Mullaghduff, Mary T.Boyle - Burtonport agus Teresa O'Donnell - Quay Rd.

200 Club winners: €1000 :- Kay Wehrley- Quay Rd; €500 :- Margaret Martin - Quay Rd; €300 :- Mary McGee (H) - Meenmore; €100 :- Hughie Gallagher - Belcruit; €100 :- Enda Boner, Gweedore Rd

CLG An Clochan Liath are inviting applications for the position of senior manager for the 2017 season. Interested parties are to advise club secretary by email ( or in writing to Adrian Alcorn, Lackenagh, Burtonport, Co Donegal. We take this opportunity to thank Tony Boyle and his backroom team for their hard work over the last 3 seasons.

Congratulations yet again to Naul McCole on receiving the Donegal GAA Lifetime Service Award on Saturday evening in Donegal Town. A fantastic club and community man, truly deserving of this honour.


There was no winner of this weeks Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 2 3 5 6 16.The 3 x €50 winners were Anna Harte, 3 Woaghternerry, Coa Rd Enniskillen; Pat Sheils, 6 Rocor, Corry, Belleek; Sylvester Clancy, The Diamond, Castlefinn. Next week’s Jackpot will be €4800.

Congratulations to Nicole Gallagher who has been selected on the Donegal Ladies U-13 squad for 2017.

There will be a full club meeting for all members on Thursday 8th December at 8pm in the Holyrood Hotel.

Club membership is now due and can be paid to new club registrar Tommy Hourihane. Why not pay it now for a family member as part of their Christmas present.


CLG Na Cealla Beaga welcome everyone to the Official opening of our Club’s new Fitness & Administration Centre on the first floor of our clubhouse, on Saturday 10th December at 3.00pm. The official opening will be performed by an tUactarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail. Light refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing you all there on the day.

This week's Kilotto numbers were 5,13,17,24. There was no Jackpot winner. Next weeks Jackpot is at €8,250. There were 5 match 3 winners this week, Paul McCrudden, Packie Gallagher, Alex Murrin, Gemma Byrne and StephenMcCallig.

Kilotto sellers December - Senior Ladies/Senior Men.

There was no winner of the bingo Jackpot. Next week’s bingo jackpot is at €6,050 on 45 nos. Bingo every Monday at 9pm in the Foresters Hall..

The Senior board AGM is in the Tara Hotel on Sunday the 18th of December at 5pm.

The Senior Board Presentation night will take place in the Bayview Hotel on Friday the 30th Dec, more info to follow.

The club will be starting Irish Classes after Christmas.

The minor board are looking for donations of any outgrown sportswear, boots, runners etc for a sale in February. There will be a collection day in the club rooms, Fintra on Sunday 27th November at 2pm, if this doesn't suit please contact a minor board committee member who will arrange collection from you. All proceeds of the sale to go to the minor board.

The club are also looking for donations of any office furniture, filing cabinets, desks etc that would suit our newly renovated office. Please contact a committee member.

Having lots of interest and people enquiring about Operation Reformation! Great news is, we'll be back in January! More information to come. We hope to follow similar guidelines as last year. If there is anyone with suggestions or improvements from last year, contact PRO.

The club extends its sympathy to the O'Gara family, Patricia and CLG Naomh Columba on the sudden and untimely death of Connie. Connie O'Gara refereed his first game in McDevitt Park, Fintra and his last game in Eamonn O Beirne Memorial Park, Fintra. May he rest in peace.


Naomh Brid variety concert takes place this Friday 9th December at 8pm in the Community Centre. Some of the area’s finest talent will be show casing a night to remember.

The club are running the GAA draw with a car as the star prize. Tickets are priced £10 and available from our club volunteers.

There was no overall winner of this week’s lotto draw. The jackpot now stands at £3,250. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 9, 10, 24. The £25 winners were Liam and Gerry, P. Molloy, Martin Gallagher, Patsy Gallagher. The next draw takes place in the Seven Arches, Laghey, on 12th December.

Best wishes to David Walsh and Candice Gormley from all at Naomh Brid who are getting married this weekend.


The Aodh Ruadh AGM took place on Sunday in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. There were over 30 present as we looked back on a successful 2016 and made plans for the coming season. Officers elected: Patrons: Fr Ó Fearrai and Fr F Fee; President: Owen Roe O'Neill; Vice Presidents: Peter Conlon, PJ Buggy, John Magee, John Murphy, Alan Kane and Billy Finn; Chairman: Gerard Ferguson; Secretary: Lisa McTernan; Assistant Secretary: Ronan Drummond; Treasurer Catherine McKee; Assistant Treasurer: Sean O'Mahoney; PRO: John Hughes; Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Sean O'Mahoney; Substitute County Board Delegate: John Travers; Health and Well-being Officer: Gerard Ferguson; Child Protection Officer: John Travers; Director of Coaching: Brian Roper. Also elected on to the committee were Jim Kane, Diarmaid Keon, Dinny Loughlin, Betty McIntyre, Louie Boyle, Mike Lynch, Terence McShea, Sylvester Maguire, John Keon, Mick McGrath, Ronan Drummond, Kevin Loughlin, Peter McKenna, Maurice McLaughlin and Peter Boyle.

The Park Committee AGM was also held at the club AGM, with the following officer posts being filled. Chairman: Tom Daly; Secretary: Conal Gallagher; Assistant Secretary: Peter Conlon; Treasurer: David McLoone; Bingo Treasurer: Cathal Gallagher; PRO: Michael Daly.

Aodh Ruadh looked back over a year of underage football in the Abbey Centre on Saturday afternoon, with a little help from county legend Michael Murphy with presentations made to all underage teams.

We have just shy of 300 pictures from the evening up on

The Juvenile Hurling Committee held their AGM on Tuesday last. There was a disappointing crowd present. The following officers and managers were elected on the night. Chairperson, John Rooney; Vice Chairperson, John Larkin; Secretary, Denis Daly; Assistant Secretary Lorraine Duffy; Minor management, Peter Horan, John Rooney and Mike Lynch; Under 16 management, John Rooney, Peter Horan and Mike Lynch; Under 14 management, Denis Daly; Under 12 management to be appointed in January 2017. Anyone interested is asked to contact John Rooney; Under 10 management, Peter Horan and Gregory Gallagher; Under 8 management John Rooney and Pauric Keenaghan.

Our under 12s travelled to Letterkenny on Sunday for a trip to Arena 7 as a reward for their great efforts all year. Well done to Denis Daly who organised the trip and thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day.

Our annual quiz takes place in Owen Roe's on Thursday 15th December

The Donegal LGFA Development Officer has booked two coaching courses for early in the New Year, with dates and venues to be confirmed. Anyone wishing to take on these courses is asked to notify Willie Scott on 087-9538516,

We were remiss last week in failing to salute the under 12 girls who were selected for the 2004 county development squad. Aine Hill, Katie O'Brien, Emer O'Brien, Lucy McGlynn and Aoibheann McGarrigle all made the panel.

There was no luck for Amy Carney in the Scór na nÓg county final held in Glenfin on Sunday.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €7,400. The winning numbers drawn were 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to McIntyre's Bar; Una Bonner, Assaroe View; Gerry Quickley, Dunkineely; Maureen McBride and Ann Marie Dolan, c/o Seán Óg's; and Hazel Travers, Cluain Barron. Next draw is in Owen Roe's with a jackpot of €7,500 on Monday at 8.30pm. The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: Juvenile hurlers.


St. Michael’s were delighted to see our clubman Colm McFadden and his wife Levina being honoured at the Donegal GAA Banquet.

St. Michael’s GAA Club extends deepest sympathy to Sean Ferriter and family on the sudden death of their daughter and sister Claire last week. Sympathy is also extended to the entire family circle.

There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 7,8,11,15,19,20. There were no Match 5 winners; 15 People Matched 4 and their names were drawn, the winner of the €100 was Jamie Langan Derryart Creeslough. This weeks Jackpot be €2450.

Roisin McGee Alcorn represented the Club in the County Final of Scor Na Nog in Glenfin on Sunday night last. Roisin was unsuccessful on the night but well done to her for getting to the Final and doing the club proud.

St Michael's Minor Board AGM took place last week in St Michael 's Day Centre. The following officers were elected:- Chairperson Manus Friel; Asst Chairperson Colette Alcorn; Secretary Joanne Hughes; Asst Secretary Ann Marie Kelly; Treasurer Peter Toner; Asst Treasurer Agnes Breen; Registrar Pauline McGinley; Asst Registrar Annette Ferry; PRO Margaret Anne O'Reilly; Asst PRO Yvonne Friel; U8 Manager Bernard McGinley; Asst Manager Mick Harkin; U10 Managers Dave Chernick and Eric Greenberg; Asst Manager Martin McGarvey; U12 Managers Martin Wood and Danny Martin Lafferty; U13/U14 Managers Darragh McCarry and Damian McGinley; Asst Manager James Hunter; U 16 Managers Manus Friel and Mickey McFadden; U17/Minor Managers Raymond McLaughlin and Chris McElhinney; Asst Manager Hugh O'Donnell.


There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto; the numbers drawn out were 3-11-22-23 and the 2x€50 went to Geraldine Boyle, Kilraine and Ciara Hanlon, Letir. Next week’s Jackpot will be €9,400.

Naomh Conaill AGM will take place on Friday 9th Dec at 8pm in the Community Centre.

Naomh Conaill ladies AGM will take place on Saturday 10th Dec at 5.30pm

Good luck to our minor team and management who are playing this Sunday in Belfast. If anyone would like to go to contact Frank McGuinness.

Naomh Conaill Gaa merchandise can now be bought online on All sports Donegal Town and O Neills website.


Our Club AGM will be held on Sunday 8 January 2017 and 2pm in the Gaels Club Room.

Club Members are invited to submit Nominations for the various Club Officer Positions and Motions to Jim McGlynn by 6pm on Friday, 30 December 2016.

Three of our young Club members took part in Scór na nÓg in Glenfin on Sunday. Caoimhe Ní Dhochartaigh, Ross Ó Marthaile and Diarmuid Ó Cathail represented the Gaels in dTráth na gCeisteanna. Attention now turns to Scór Sinsear and we are looking for singers, dancers, actors and musicians from the club to represent us in the competition which will be held in the New Year. We need a ballad group, traditional music group, ceilí or set dancers and anyone interested in putting a short play together. Please contact Bairbre on 089 4218215 if you are interested.

Well done to James Carr and his team mates from Dochas Éireann St.Pats on their convincing win over rivals DCU in the Intermediate Football Final last week.

The Donegal GAA Yearbook which gives a comprehensive round-up of all things GAA in the county will be on sale soon. Contact 0872931458 to order one today.

Letterkenny Gaels Ladies are delighted to announce their Winter Ladies Football Training program. During the winter months the Circuit based training will take place indoors at the Gaels Clubroom on the Thorn Road. The training for 16's to adult continues every Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. For the younger girls from 12-16 years football/Circuit training is on every Monday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the clubhouse.


Congrats to Ann Marie Sheerin, Mountcharles, who received 'Services to Cultural' Award last Saturday night at the Donegal GAA County Banquet in the Abbey Hotel

Applications are invited for the following positions: Senior Manager; Reserve Manager; U21 Manager. If interested, please contact Joe Brennan 0871202900 or Mary Coughlan 0868330202 or email

Minor Board AGM will take place on 16th December at 8pm in the Clubhouse

Membership for 2017 is now open.

Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 28th January in the Millpark Hotel. Tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

Gaeil Fhánada

CLG Gaeil Fhánada are holding a Club planning workshop this Friday 9th December in Rosnakill Community Centre at 7:30pm for everyone in the community, all past or present members, parents, players, supporters, diaspora, teachers, business owners and officers.

The club is in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan, which will map out the future direction of the Club. This is an extremely important development for the club as the aim is to assess the past and present and build for a successful future on and off the pitch.

Lotto Results: Numbers drawn were 03, 07, 10, 13, 17 - bonus 06. No jackpot winner, €100 winner Seamus Rogers Gortnabrade, €50 winner Niamh Sweeney Tullynadall. Next week’s jackpot €1,150.

All at Gaeil Fhánada would like to thank Michael O’Connor and wish him all the very best in his future career after giving the last few years commitment to our Club and players. Ádh mór a Mhíchéal.

Na nDúnaibh

Torthaí Lotto ó oíche Luain is chuaigh thart. 1 3 12 agus 16 na huimhreacha a tarraingíodh. Char bhain duine ar bith an pota óir agus bhí na trí uimhir ag Catherine Bn Mhic Laifeartaigh, an Mhuirleog agus fuair sise an €150. Fuair siad €50 an duine. B’é Seán Mac Giolla Bhríde, (Ruadh) a fuair an duais tinrimh, sin an buidéal fíona agus Patsy Ó Dochartaigh as Duibhlinn Riach a fuair duais an díoltóra. Beidh an tarraingt oíche Luain seo chugainn in Óstán Bhá na nDúnaibh agus €10,000 atá sa phota óir.

Ba mhaith le CLG Na nDúnaibh comhghairdeachas a dhéanamh agus a mbuíochas ó chroí a ghabháil le Andy Ó Conchúir agus a fhoireann bainistíochta as an obair mhór atá déanta acu leis an fhoireann le dhá bhliain, go háirithe i mbliana nuair a ghlan siad rompu i ngrád na Sóisir – Craobh Sóisir A na Contae agus comórtas Náisiúnta Peile na Gaeltachta Sóisir. Níl siad ag leanstan ar aghaidh leis an bhainistíocht don chéad bhliain eile ach d’fhág siad bliain ina ndiaidh a bheas deacair a shárú.

The club would like to congratulate and thank Andy Connor and his management team for the trojan work they have done and their great achievements with the team over the last few years. This year in particular has been a terrific year for the team, winning Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta and the Junior A County title. To win a national title and a county title in the same year is a huge achievement and involves a lot of hard work,preparation, training and is very demanding on one’s time. Andy has decided to have a rest and no-one can argue that it’s a very well deserved rest. Andy has always been very involved with teams at all levels and no doubt he will be back again. Gura míle maith agat Andy.

Beidh bronnadh na ngradam d’fhoirne faoi-aois ar siúl oíche Shathairn. Our under-age presentation night will take place on Saturday 17th December at 7.30 in The Downings Bay Hotel, everyone welcome, with special guest in attendance.

Leanfaidh traenáil d’fhoirne faoi-aois san Ionad ar an Mháirt agus ar an Chéadaoin ar feadh roinnt seachtaine eile.


After a historic season it is hoped as many as possible will join us for our Annual Dinner Dance on the 28th December in Mulroy Woods. Music will be by the Copycats and it is always a great night to catch up for those who have been away from home. Tickets cost €30 and would make an ideal Christmas present! More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Our Annual Exiles Match will take place this St Stephen’s Day as we welcome home all our former players and coaches for Christmas. All those hoping to tog out are asked to be at the pitch for 12 for 12.20 throw in. It is always a great days craic with a presentation afterwards in Dustys. All welcome as always!

This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-18. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. May McFadden (bingo), Michael Morrison (bingo), Gabrielle & Kieran Fitzsimons, and Brendan & Christina Ward. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,620

Thank you to all who turned out to our AGM in the Clubhouse last Friday evening. The following officers were elected to the Committee: Chairperson: Pat Curley; Vice-Chairperson: Aidan Cannon; Secretary: Tracy Peoples; Assistant Secretary: Roisin McCormack; Treasurer: Joe McNulty; Assistant Treasurer: Kathleen Friel; PRO: Barry McNulty; Assistant PRO: Agnes Ryan; Cultural Officer: Brendan Ward; Development Officer: Kevin Egan.


There was no winner of our weekly flotto, the numbers drawn were: 7, 13, 24 and 26. Nearest were Fiona McCole, Narin, and Mickey Molloy, Drumbarron. Jackpot now stands at €8,400.

CLG Ard an Ratha are now seeking applications for the positions of senior and senior reserve managers for the 2017 season. Applications in writing should be sent to club secretary Mary Kelly, Dromore Lower, Mountcharles, Co Donegal or by email to Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 8th December, 2016.

U14 and U16 training continues every Monday and Wednesday at 6.45 to 8.30pm in the clubhouse with Declan Harkin. It’s €3 per player. Can all players also bring their own water.

Ardara Ladies GAA is now seeking managers for 2017. Anyone wishing to apply for management of girls/ladies teams from U12 to Senior level should contact Michelle Bennett Adair.