Numbers Drawn were 1, 2, 10, 11, 17 Bonus 19. No jackpot winner. €100 Mary Rose Begley, Shannagh. €50 Ciaran Mac Giolla Bhain, Báile Láir. Next weeks draw in McGinley’s Bar. Jackpot €3850.
Last call for anyone who has yet to pay membership, please do so by contacting club registrar, Margaretta McConigley on 0868744405 asap. Again, the committee would like to stress the point that when it comes to getting tickets for county games etc., only members will be able to avail of tickets. Membership options for the coming year. Pay lotto and membership together by standing order, Weekly €5.00 (Save €30) Monthly €20.00 (Save €50) Annual €200.00 (Save €90) Stand alone membership €30.00. Third level students €10.00. Underage €5.00.
Votes of Sympathy:
Votes of Sympathy were past at the March monthly committe meeting with the families of Stephen McGrenaghan, Tom Shiels and Mary Harkin. May they Rest In Peace.
All committee members are asked to attend a special meeting to discuss fundraising on Thursday night 15th at 8.30pm in The Fanad Lodge. Club members who have any ideas can give them to any committee member prior to the meeting.
Under 8 Training:
Under 8 training continues on Sunday 18th in Rossnakill Hall at 11.45am sharp. Please note the change of time. Boys and girls born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 are eligible to play for the coming year. Please bring your own waterbottle and €1 for use of the hall. For any further info contact Martin on 9163472.
A huge well done to our quiz team of John Dorrian, Manus McElwaine and Micheal Friel who are Donegal scór champions 2012. the team came second up against tough opposition in the Ulster semi finals at the weekend, coming a close second to Eglish, Co.Tyrone.
Sponsored Fun Walk:
Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg and Ladies Board, in conjunction with McDaid’s Football Special, are running a sponsored fun walk on Good Friday from Kerrykeel to Rossnakill Hall starting at 11.00am sharp. This walk promises to be fun for all the family. Sponsorship cards are in circulation. Anyone who would like a sponsor card, please contact Martin McAteer on 074 9163472.
Gaeil Fhánada will hold their Scrap Saturday on Saturday April 14th. There will be a collection point at Trialough for anyone who wants to off-load small amounts of scrap metal. Larger items can be collected by prior arrangement with a committee member. Further details will be available shortly or by contacting Fiona Shiels on 074 9159670.
St Patrick’s Badges:
Gaeil Fhánada Ladies Board are selling St.Patrick’s Day badges in aid of The Carers Association of Ireland. Costing €2 each, they are available in most local shops in the area. By buying one you will be contributing to a very worthy cause.
The club would like to wish Seami Friel the best of luck as he plays for the Donegal County U.21 team in the Ulster Quarter Finals on Wednesday 21st March.
Eoin Gilmore Memorial Match:
Our senior team play Newbridge from County Derry in the Eoin Gilmore Memorial tie at Portsalon On Sunday. Please come along and supprt.
Well done to Siobhan Coyle who makes history in becoming one of the first lady referee’s to take up the whistle in this years All County League. Two Donegal ladies have joined the ranks of GAA refereeing in the county.
In what is an uncommon sight within the GAA, Siobhan is on the list of Donegal referees for the coming year.
Siobhan already has experience at juvenile level in the county and has now progressed to the adult scene for the 2012 campaign.
“It is a challenge but one I’m, looking forward to. I have been refereeing underage games for the last few years and I have really enjoyed it so I suppose in a way it is a natural progression,” Coyle told the Donegal Democrat.
“It is something that I have been thinking of doing for some time. It is something that has appealed to me in recent years so I have decided to give it a go.
“I did the course earlier this year and it went well for me and I was delighted Pat Walsh told me he was going to put me on the adult panel for the coming season,” Siobhan added to the Democrat.
Pat Walsh, County Referee’s administrator announced his decision to use two Donegal ladies for this season’s campaign at the March County Board meeting.
An Cheathrú Cheannais den Ghaeltacht
Gaeil Fhánada 2-10
Gleann Finne 0-5
Tháinig cead scór i gcluiche Peil na Gaeltachta idir Gaeil Fhánada agus Gleann Finne i bPort an tSalainn san deichiú noimead den cluiche ó Gleann Finne. Ar an 12ú nóimead chuir Seami Ó Fríl na foirne ar comhscór ó cic saor ina dhiaidh feall déanta ar Rónan Mac An tSaoir. Ag leath-ama bhí Gaeil Fhánada cheithre phointí chun tosaigh 05: 01. Thosaigh an dara leath le pointe deas ó Gleann Finne ó cic saor. Scóráil an bheirt Seimi Ó Fríl mín-pointí ina dhiaidh a cheile, agus ansin lean Michéal Mac Suibhne ar aghaidh le pointe deas eile chun tosaigh maith a thabhairt don foireann. Pointe breise ó Marc Ó Fríl roimh a bhuail a dheartháir Seimi cúl an líontáin nóimead ina dhiadh sin le cúl den chéad scoth a cuir ina luí deiridh iontach do Gaeil Fhánada, le cluiche a bhfuair Seimi (sóisear) cúl agus 5 pointí ag taispeáint an fáth a raibh sé roghnaithe don Condae faoi 21. Tosaigh maith do bainisteoir Cookie agus a foireann bhainistío!
chta. Foireann Gaeil Fhánada: Mark McConigley, Paddy Heraghty, Cathal Martin, Francis Sweeney (0-1), Paddy Shiels, Patrick McConigley, Jimmy Coyle, Michael Sweeney (0-1), Brendan Callaghan (0-1), Ronan McAteer, Seamie Friel (0-1), William McAteer, Mark Friel (0-1), Seami Friel (1-5), Ciaran McElwaine. Subs: Paul Coyle for Seamie Friel, Tony McBride (1-0) for William McAteer, Noel Doherty for Ronan McAteer, Michael McGroarty for Paddy Shiels.
Gaeil Fhánada 5:10
Na Dúnaibh 5:8
This was a high scoring game at Portsalon, with Gaeil Fhánada just holding out to take the victory. They led by five points at the break 3:7 to 3:2, thanks to the efforts of Sean Gibbons who did some excellent defending at full back, while up front, Conor McGonagle and Alan McAteer always looked dangerous.
Gaeil Fhánada U.16’s play away to St.Michaels on Sunday 18th @12.00 noon.