Donegal GAA Club Call

All the news from the GAA Clubs in Donegal

Donegal GAA Club Call


The lotto drawn numbers on September 20 th are 6-2-5-7-1-3-8-4. Marie Logue matched three numbers and won €60.00. Jackpot this week is €4300.00.

The U13 boys lost to Milford in a very exciting match on Thursday evening at home.

Hard Luck to the U16 girls who lost to Ardara in a very tight match on Tuesday evening last.

They U16 boys are finished with their group games now and they have qualified for the Division Three quarter final.

Well done to the minor boys who had a great victory over Letterkenny Gaels in the Division Three semi-final. They now meet Malin in the final.

The reserves played St Eunan’s in the Senior B quarter Final in McCool Park on Sunday. The goals were the difference with Glenfin having plenty of possession but could not convert it into scores.

The seniors lost to Four Masters in the senior championship playoff. This result puts them into the final play-off game against Killybegs with the losers playing Intermediate championship next year.

The club would like to thank all who took part in the Airtricity walk on behalf of the club last Saturday.


Match ‘n’ Win numbers drawn on September 22nd were 1, 12, 15,18. The jackpot was not won. The €15 winners were Sanae Toland, Altahalla, Philip Doherty, Station House, Rasheney, Breda Harkin, Urrismana, Breege Gill, Gortaran, Rebecca Doherty, Carrowreagh, Carndonagh. The jackpot next week is €1,940.

Well done to Jacklyn Duffy from the club who has been selected for the final stages of the Donegal LGFA U15 Development Academy 2016.


The senior ladies held a successful big breakfast last Sunday morning.

This Sunday the ladies begin their assault on the Ulster Championship with an away game against St. Paul's of Belfast. A bus is available. To book your seat call or text Brigid on 0877554034.

Our u10's had a great blitz in Newtown on Saturday past and had two good wins over Letterkenny Gaels and Doire Colmcille which saw them qualify for the final. They lost the decider to Newtown.

Our u16 lads exited this year’s Division One championship with a home to defeat to Muff.

Our Saturday morning underage continues each Saturday morning at the usual times and new members are always welcome.

Last week’s lotto jackpot was not won. The €50 winner was Elaine Wallace. The numbers drawn were 6,8,10,17. Next week’s jackpot is €8,500.

The 9th of December has been pencilled in for the night of our annual dinner dance in the Redcastle Hotel.


For the second week in succession there was no jackpot or match three winner in our club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 12-21-25-26 . Next week’s jackpot is massive €6300 and the bingo snowball is equally attractive at €4960.

Sympathy is extended to Kathy McBride, Hillhead and the Catterson family on the death of Gemma Doherty nee Catterson,

The club Comedy Night is in McBride’s, Friday 30th September.

Tickets only €10 available to buy on link on clubs Facebook.


This was a great week for the senior football team. They showed true class in a comprehensive win over Naomh Colmcille of Newtowncunnigham in relegation play-off.

Promotion for the senior team is a massive achievement and a statement of great work by both our players and our new management team headed up by Robert Farren.

The final of the Inishowen U9 tournament took place on Friday night. Our boys lined out against two strong Glenswilly teams. The development team lost their game by the first team won their game to win U9 Donegal Animal Hospital Cup for the second year in a row. Co-captains Jack Guilfoyle and Shay Coyle were presented with the cup by Michael Murphy.

A big thank you to Marty Coyle his coaches and the parents, Inishowen GAA. Padraig McGonigle won the man of the player of the match award.


Well done to the seniors on their excellent victory in the championship quarter final over Dungloe. Joint managers Terence Coulhoun and Anthony Kelly along with their backroom team of Martin Lafferty and Eamon Ryan deserve great credit for turning this team’s fortunes around after last year’s relegation from Division One.

The under 11s A and B teams played in the Donegal Animal Hospital U11 Competition final against Glenswilly last Friday night with the B’s winning and the A’s losing.

The under 16 girls are in the quarter finals of the C competition and are at home to Glenswilly on Saturday the 1st of October at 12.00pm. The club hosted the Meath Under 14 development squad last weekend and the team playing two matches in Connolly Park against North Donegal and an Inishowen selection.


The seniors are into the championship semi-finals following their win over Termon in Ballybofey on Saturday night. They now face Naomh Conaill in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.

The reserves lost their quarter-final match to Naomh Conaill.

Our U13s had the honour of being the first team to play on our newly opened training pitch on Saturday morning where they were defeated by Na Rossa. The Under 16s were defeated by Four Masters in the championship in Towney on Friday evening.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,400. This week’s numbers were: 5, 14, 23 and 30. The winners were: €50 - Sean Byrne, Churchtown, €30 - Catherine/Ryan Johnston, Killybegs, €20-Hugh and Mary A Byrne, Straleel and Mary T Byrne, Churchtown.


Many thanks to all our members who came out and represented Seán Mac Cumhaill’s at Saturday’s Airtricity 15km walk around Meentycat Wind Turbines.

A draw will be held on Thursday night at 10 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 before this time.

All eyes were on the senior football championship quarter-final at the weekend with the reserves playing Ardara and the seniors against Glenswilly. Unfortunately things did not go well for both our teams up against Division One opposition.

The seniors are back in action this weekend with an away game to play Na Magha in Celtic Park on Sunday at 2.30pm in the Ulster Junior Hurling Club Championship.

There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 18, 22 and 27. There were two match three winners: Brid McGinty, Hill View Dooish and Katie Kennedy c/o bingo who receive €75 each. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000.


There was no winner of this week's Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 4 6 8 10 13.The €50 winners were Marie Gormley, Main Street, Bundoran Frank Connelly, Killaculla,Tempo, Co Fermanagh Fonnie McCusker 10 Elaghmore Westend Bundoran. Next weeks jackpot will be €4300.

Outdoor training for the U8s has now finished for the year. A big thankyou to Shane McGowan and all his fellow coaches who helped out throughout the year.

Bord na nOg Social Night

The annual Bord na nOg social night will take place on the second week in November.

The U16 girls produced a great display on Saturday to defeat Cloughaneely and qualify for the Donegal Section D county semi final.

There are no fixtures again next weekend. Both sides travel to Glenties the following weekend to play our penultimate league matches.


The coaching academy for 4-7 year old continues every Saturday from 11am in Tir Chonaill Park.

Results from the training pitch development draw:

1st Prize: All Ireland Football final package: Oran Sweeney. Lurganboy, Donegal Town.

2nd Prize: Relaxing two night break for two people. B&B plus An evening meal in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan Co. Waterford Sponsored by the Abbey Hotel: Robert Morrow. Drumhorey, Laghey.

3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart TV. Sponsored by Mc Groarty’s Expert Electrical Superstore: Alec Reid Jr., Rossylongan, Donegal Town.

4th Prize : €300 Shopping Voucher Sponsored by Supervalue: Philip Campbell. Ballydevitt, Donegal Town.

5th Prize: €300 of Home Heating Oil Sponsored by E&J Oil Services Ltd: Gareth Britton. Clogher, Donegal Town.

6th Prize: Gourmet Dinner for two in Cedar’s Restaurant Sponsored by Solice Lough Eske Castle. : Lisa Mc Glanaghy. C/O John & Mary Drumrooske, Donegal Town.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,700 in week 11 of the season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 26th September 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Liam McCrea , Tullyearl and Enda Nolan, Rossylongan. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 15 and 24. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the the 3rd of October.


Comhghairdeas leis an Foireann Mionúir CLG Chloich Cheann Fhaola - buaiteoirí i gCluiche Ceannais Chraobh an Tuaiscirt i n-aghaidh Gleann tSúilí ag an deireadh seachtaine.

Congratulations to the minor team - winners of the Northern Board Division Two Championship title. They defeated Glenswilly in Convoy last Friday evening. Congratulations to Jason McGee on his man of the match award. Well done to the players and management.

The seniors unfortunately made their exit from the intermediate championship on Saturday afternoon last, after succumbing to a one point defeat against Burt in Glenswilly.

The lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, September 21st were 3,6,8,13,16,18. We had no match six winners so jackpot rises to €3,550. We had one match 5 winner - the €100 goes to John Joe Doyle.


The Junior football team bowed out of the championship at the weekend when they were defeated by Downings. Attention now turns to the league where the lads have three remaining games.

Letterkenny Gaels thespians have been busy at work over the last number of months preparing for the upcoming comedy 'It's The Real McCoy' which will be presented at the Club House in mid October.

Can you sing, act, do recitations, play music or do Irish dancinG. Come along and show us what you've got on Friday 30th September 7pm in the Clubhouse.

Tá muid ag lorg daoine óga a bheas pairteach i Scór na nÓg i Mí na Samhna.

It was a busy weekend for the Letterkenny Gaels underage football teams. Despite the poor weather conditions, the under 8s and 10 football teams were both out on Saturday participating in Go Games against neighbouring clubs.

The Gaels under 8s travelled to Termon to play against Termon and Gweedore.

The under 10s travelled to Newtoncunningham to take part in the four team mini tournament. Naomh Colmcille, Doirecolmcille and Moville completed the quartet.

Sympathy is extended to Thomas McGinty and family on their recent bereavement.


The seniors won their quarter-final in the intermediate championship.

Aodh Ruadh under 16s failed to field for their second leg championship game with Killybegs, and so the Fishermen now progress to the next round.

The under 13s kept up their good run with a hard earned win against Ardara in Pearse Park last Wednesday.

The under 9s finished up for their season with a blitz last Saturday in Kinlough.

Aodh Ruadh welcomed Four Masters, Derrygonnelly and Glencar Manorhamilton to Ballyshannon on Saturday for their under 8 end of year outdoor blitz. Weather conditions weren't great to begin with, but improved as the afternoon wore on and weren't bad by the time the last few games were played. Presentations were made to the winners of the third skills test. The results for the 2010 age category were 1st Anthony Duffy, 2nd Manus Conlon, and 3rd Darragh McCready. The results for the 2009 age category were 1st Callum Dorrian, 2nd Antoin Duffy, and 3rd Eoghan McCadden The results for the 2008 age category were 1st Corey Sheridan, 2nd Daithí Sheerin and 3rd Garreth Brennan. These were followed by the presentations to the overall skills test winners for 2016 who were 1st Corey Sheridan, 2nd Joseph Gibbions and 3rd Eoghan 'Blake' Gallagher. Honourable mention to Callum Dorrian who just missed out by 3 points and Gareth Brennan who just missed out by 5 points on a top three place. The most important awards of the afternoon were presented last and went to the players who had improved most over the course of the season based on their skills test results. Patrick Clarke, Oisin McCadden and Anthony Duffy all just missed out on third in what was a very tightly fought competition. The final winners were 1st Éabha Rogers, 2nd Callum Dorrian, with 3rd place shared by Antoin Duffy and Iarla Hartin.

Advance notice of the indoor leagues for the under 10s and under 12s. 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: On Sunday last we hosted the annual Aodh Ó Dálaigh tournament. This year's event included holders Abbeyknockmoy, Galway, Tuam, Keady of Armagh, Loch Mor Dal gCais from Antrim and Aodh Ruadh.

Aodh Ruadh qualified for the Aodh Ó Dálaigh final against Abbeyknockmoy. Aodh Ruadh hadn't claimed this title since 2010. They led at half time 1-5 to 1-2. The Galway lads got a goal early in the second half to level the game. The Aodh Ruadh boys came out on top on a 3-11 to 3-4 score line.

Michael Daly spoke on behalf of the Daly family, he spoke of his late father and how the family were so proud to have this tournament in his honour.

On Thursday last our under 16s played Four Masters in the league semi-final. Due to a number of injuries we only had 11 players, but by God did these 11 lads give it everything.

The under 16 girls made the 130 mile round trip to Portsalon for their Division Two county quarter-final last Wednesday.

There was no winner of last week's Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,400. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3, 5, 8, 12 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to the Martin Gahan, Tirconaill Street; Loretta Gallagher, Ballure Lane; Teresa Gallogly, Rathfort Crescent, Belfast; Catherine Dury, Rockfield Park, Belleek; Pat Melly, Pat's Bar. Next draw is in Owen Roe's with a jackpot of €6,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.


This week's Kilotto numbers were 1,10,17,30, There was no Jackpot winner. Next weeks Jackpot is at €7,750. There were 2 match 3 winners, Imelda McGuinness, NYC and Margaret Cunningham, Tulid.

Are you a GAA player aged 12 – 21 years old? Would you like to improve your performance as a player? Would you like to learn how to balance the demands of study and sport? Would you like to get inside the minds of some of the top Inter-County players in the country?

The GAA Youth Forum taking place in Croke Park on Saturday 29th October 2016.

This is the tenth consecutive year that Comhairle Uladh has committed to the National Student Bursary Scheme.


Best of luck to our senior ladies who take on Ballymaguigan, Derry this Saturday 1st October in Magherafelt in quarter-final of the Ulster championship. A supporters bus will run if there is enough interest. Contact Ann Breslin for details.

Well done to U16 boys who defeated Ardara in the championship last Friday.

Also well done our our Under 13 boys who travelled to Naomh Mhuire last Friday and to Kilcar on Monday and won both games.

The Big Dance Night will take place in the Abbey Hotel on October 28th. Music by Kieran McAree. Jiving Competition on the night.


There was no winner in last weekend's lotto. The numbers drawn were 7,9,16,17,19,20. The Match 5 winner was was Margaret McLean, Magheramena who won €100. This weeks Jackpot be €2650.

A clothes bank is now situated on High St, Creeslough ie around the corner from McNulty’s Bar in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board. If anyone is clearing out presses etc. all donations of clothes, shoes, bags, curtains etc would be much appreciated.

The minor’s played Gweedore last Saturday morning in the Northern County Semi final. Weather conditions were poor, it was a tough game and the boys were lucky to come out on the right side of the scoreline. The boys will now take part in the Northern final against St Eunan's on either this Friday September 30th or Saturday October 1st.


The weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 26th September 2016. The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 13 and 27. A number of people matched 2 numbers. Following a draw the five winners of €20 each were Frances Devenney, Tober, Willie Doherty, Ballindrait, Norman Middleton, c/o Maggies, Grace Kelly, Braide and Kathleen Gamble, Cavanacor. Next week's Jackpot is €2800.


There was no overall winner of this week’s Lotto draw, the jackpot now stands at £2750. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 15, 17, 21. The £25 winners were Barry Breslin, Eoin Quinn, Patsy Gallagher, Chloe Harbinson. The next draw will take place in Dew Drop Inn, on Monday 03 October.

Naomh Brid seniors last against Milford in Convoy last Saturday in the quarter final of the Intermediate championship. It was a great effort from Naomh Brid, and kept going right to the end.


After defeating Naomh Brid in the last round the seniors will now take on Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon in the semi-final.

For the first time in eight years the club will have a team competing in an ‘A’ Northern final in when our U13s take on St Eunan’s this weekend.

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-19-22. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Tony and Anne Helferty, Noelle Toye, Tony McGettigan, and Gary Helferty. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)


Congratulations to the U9s and the U11s on winning the Inishowen League tournament in Buncrana last weekend. Congratulations to all those who

help in any way with the underage teams.

Hard luck to the minor team in their championship final game against Cloughaneely in Convoy last Friday.

The seniors put in a great shift to overcome MacCumhaills in the Championship quarter final on Saturday afternoon last. .

Glenswilly U10s will travel to O'Donnell Park on Saturday for last Tournament of the year.

Just a reminder for all teams and games that take place on a Wednesday night please park your cars on the track around the pitch. The gates will be open to allow all players and supports to park around the

track. This is due to the traffic congestion during the bingo times.

The club would like to thank Frank Carberry for his time, commitment and dedication on the recent course he underdone at the club. The winner of this week's club lotto was Sean Morris from Letterkenny

who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 8,9,10 and 11.

Health and Wellbeing officer at the club Elaine McFadden has asked anyone interested in a Connect Mental Health session to follow the enclosed link for a local meeting.


Congratulations to the U9s and the U11s on winning the Inishowen

League Tournament in Buncrana last weekend. Congratulations to all those who helped in any way with the underage teams.

Hard luck to the minor team in their championship final game against Cloughaneely in Convoy last Friday.

The seniors put in a great shift to overcome MacCumhaills in the Championship quarter-final on Saturday afternoon last. They now must do it all again against Malin this Sunday if they are to reach the

final where they will face either Kilcar or Naomh Chonaill.

The Ladies AGM will take place on October 23rd next at 6pm in the clubhouse.


The seniors bowed out of this year’s championship after a titanic struggle against Naomh Conaill on Sunday. The lads battled all afternoon but came up just short. We wish Caolan Ward a speedy recovery from the nasty injury he suffered late in the game. The reserves fared better against Glenfin in their quarter-final game and they will take on Naomh Conaill this Sunday in MacCumhaill Park.

The junior men will also meet Naomh Conaill in their semi-final on Sunday week, Oct. 9th with time and venue tbc.

The minor boy footballers had a big win over St. Mary’s, Convoy on Friday night in their Northern championship semi-final.

The U16 girls footballers travel to Ardara this Saturday, Oct. 1st for a county semi-final against their hosts after a convincing win away to St Naul’s last week in the quarter-final.

The U16 Hurlers claimed the county A League title on Thursday evening with a good win in a tense battle against Buncrana in Burt, coming through by the smallest of margins.

The U16 boys footballers continued their winning ways in the Northern Board Championship on Tuesday evening with a good win over the Gaels in the Park.

The U13 boys Division One footballers will meet Milford in the northern final. The Division Three team were beaten by Naomh Colmcille last week.

This Saturday, October 1st we will host the Annual Gary Doyle Cup. This year’s visiting teams will be Glenswilly, Ardara and Buncrana. The games begin at 11am.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.