Club Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st a Match in line with the Official Guide from Croke Park and club policy.
Cost is €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. Underage membership costs, €30 for U18 to U12, €20 for U8 to U10, and €7 for U6 and below.
It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar (0873104086) or Paul Timoney (0872791305). Paul will be available in the Abbey Hotel on Monday evenings from 9pm to 9:30pm and Shirley available this Friday in Tir Conaill from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Senior Membership entitles each member to voting rights at monthly meetings and the AGM as per club constitution and also be able to place a ticket order for Donegal matches in the Ulster and All Ireland Series. All club players will must be insured to train and play.
Quiz Night: Bord na nÓg are hosting a fundraising quiz in Dom’s Pier 1 this Friday night (March 27th) at 9pm. All parents, players, and locals are encouraged to come along. There will be a number of excellent spot prizes given out on the night. Thanks goes to all that supported the fundraiser last Friday night for Hughie Sweeney in the Abbey Hotel.
Hughie with his 2007 county minor winning players and management team
Topaz Cash for Clubs: the club has signed up for the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition, you get a stamp for every €40 or more you spend on fuel in Topaz. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer or contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905).
Gluvs GAA Gloves: the TY mini company are currently selling GAA Gloves called Cluvs with our club crest and colours. If interested in purchasing a pair contact Tom O’Grady (0867358134).
Social Media: The club has set up a new Flickr photo sharing page to share photos. The club can also be followed via Twitter, Facebook, TeamApp, ClubAppLive, Instagram and Youtube or our at our website www.fourmastersgaa.com
Training Times: Boys Football; U10 on Wednesday (6:15pm to 7:30pm), U12 on Tuesday (5:30pm to 7pm), U16 on Friday (5:30pm to 7pm), and U16/Minors on Monday (6:15pm to 7:15pm). Hurling and Camogie: U8/U10’s on Friday (6pm to 7pm) and U12’s and above on Friday (7pm to 8pm). Hurling contacts are Lorcan O’Toole (0871354564), U12s contact Fergal McAllister (0873445981) and U14/16 contact Mark Sweeney (0868107678). U12 girls football is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm and U10 girls football starting this Thursday from 5pm to 6pm in Tir Conaill, with the Senior Ladies on Thursdays from 8pm. The Senior men’s teams are currently training on Wednesday (7:30pm) and Friday (9:30pm) in Tir Conaill.
Minor Boys Football: Well done to the minors who defeated Ardara on Sunday on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-08 last week, they now play Killybegs in the Southern Donegal Divisional quarter final. This game will played in Tir Conaill Park in the next fortnight.
U16 Boys Football: The U16’s start their league this Wednesday at 5:30pm in Dungloe. They play Naomh Muire and Kilcar in the next few weeks.
Senior Men’s Football: The senior and reserve teams started out their league campaigns on Sunday with two defeats to St Michaels. The reserves lost out by two points on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-11 with the seniors losing out to 4-09 to 0-07. Both teams host St Eunans on Monday week (April 6th) in Tir Conaill Park
Ladies Football: The senior ladies drew away to Gweedore on Sunday morning in Maghergallon. Well done to Grace Nolan who made her Championship debut for Donegal Minors in their 4-10 to 3-08 defeat by Tyrone in Carndonagh. Grace and Eimear McGroary are our club representatives on this squad.
Donegal GAA: Paul Durcan, Karl Lacey, and Kevin McBrearty are involved with the senior men’s squad, they play Tyrone this Sunday in MacCumhaill Park in an important National League game. Dylan Kennedy came on for Donegal minors in their comfortable victory over Fermanagh last week, they play Tyrone this Saturday in Omagh in the Ulster Minor League. Donegal senior ladies team won again on Sunday week, hammering Meath 6-17 to 2-05 in Killygordan with Kate Keaney representing the club.
Easter Camp: The club will be hosting another three day Easter Camp this year on the second week of the Easter holidays. The camp will run from the Tuesday to Thursday (April 7th to 9th), starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm each day. Any club members, coaches, parents that are able to help out should contact Pauric (0860523905) or Laurence (0867532705). The camp will be open to boys and girls from six years and upwards. There will be a camp registration night on Friday 3rd April from 7pm to 8pm in Tir Conaill Park, with the camp costing thirty euros. There will also be a family rate for parents with more than one child attending the camp.
Where’s the sliotar? Action from last years Easter Camp.
Three legged race from last year Easter camp.
Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls will start back after Easter holidays on Saturday April 18th and will run every Saturday morning from 11am to 12:30pm in Tir Conaill Park until late June and again in September and October. Registration will take place evening on Wednesday 15th April from 6pm to 7pm in Tir Conaill. There will be a parents information evening on Thursday 16th April from 7pm to 7:45pm Tir Conaill, with all parents asked to attend. Registration for the academy costs seven euros. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.
Last day of the 2014 Coaching Academy – new players, parents, helpers always welcome. No previous experience necessary.
Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill.
Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser.
All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.
Best wishes: Good luck to Luke Keaney who last week moved to America. Congratulations to Conor McMonagle and Chloe McGinty on the recent birth of Éabha.
Huge well done to Noel Ward who managed Carrick seniors to the All Ireland semi final last Saturday after defeating Castleblayney.
They are scheduled to play this Saturday against the Tipperary champions, best of luck to Noel and his team.
Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email email@example.com before Monday to ensure they are included.