The Club Lotto for Gaeil Fhánada was played out last Sunday (06/01/2019) with Joe Reilly, Ballymagowan won €100, but was no jackpot winner. The numbers were 2, 5, 9, 18, 21.
Next week’s Jackpot: €6600!!!
More information on next week’s lotto is on www.facebook/Gaeil Fhánada Clg.
Job Opportunity – Donegal Games Development Manager
We’ve been asked to circulate details of this job opportunity by the Donegal County Board.
Candidates are asked to send a CV and Cover Note to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday, January 9th.
Gaeil Fhánada jerseys are now available on our online shop, in both adult and kid sizes!
Gaeil Fhánada Dinner Dance 2018
On Sunday 30th December, the club also helda dinner dance at the Silver Tassie to celebrate a very successful 2018 for the club.
Prize winners on the night were;
Minor Player of the Year: Shaun Kerr. Most Improved Minor: John Friel
Reserve Player of the Year: Paul Coyle Young Reserve Player of the Year: Brandon Mc Clafferty
Ladies Player of the Year: Niamh Mc Devitt Young Ladies Player of the Year: Lauren Carr
Player of the Year: Oisín Shiels
Young Player of the Year: Fergus Friel
Club Person of the Year: Micheál Friel
The minor boys received both their league and championship medals while the ladies team were presented with their medals after victory in the Junior Championship.
A presentation was made to all those who participated in football for mothers and others during the year.
Siobhan Coyle was presented with an appreciation award from the club for her service to the Ladies County Board over the past number of years.
The minor management team also received appreciation awards for their commitment to that group of players since they were u8’s, while the ladies team also made a presentation to their managers on the evening.
The club would like to thank all our club members who attended and contributed to a great night, and a special thanks to the special guests, on the night, Manus Kelly and Katy Herron and also to Paddy Tinney who represented the Donegal County Board and to Dónal Sharkey, representative of Donegal LGFA.
It was a fitting way to follow on from a hugely successful memorial tournament in Páirc Uí Shiadhail earlier in the day. It marked the end of proceedings for 2018 and looking ahead to 2019.
Sport Star nomination for Lauren Carr
Lauren Carr has got the new year off to a good start by picking up a nomination for the 2018 Donegal Sports Star Awards. She has been nominated in the ‘Secondary School Sports Girl’. Lauren has played a pivotal role in ladies football within Gaeil Fhánada for a number of years now and has also excelled for her sporting exploits while representing her secondary school, Loreto Community School, Milford.
Memorial Tournament – Appreciation
The first Memorial Tournament in 8 years took place on the 30th of December, it’s fair to say it was a resounding success. Four men’s teams and two ladies’ teams repesenting their areas took to the field on the day which led to five incredibly competitive and enjoyable encounters.
The main aim for the day was to remember some true Gaels that have passed away in recent years, and to raise money for charitable cause.
Men’s Tournament: In the first semi final, Fanad North defeated Fanad West 0-5 to 0-4 in a very tense encounter. In the other semi, Fanad South defeated Fanad East by 1-6 to 0-3.
The beaten semi finalists contested the Miah Shiels final. The West were cruising to victory before a comeback from the West left one point between the sides. The East had plenty chances but couldn’t find the equaliser. Captains Fergal and Fergus Friel accepted the Miah Shiels cup.
In the ‘Din Friel’ final between the winning semi finalists, it was an absolute ding dong battle. Level at half and full time, the game headed for extra time where ‘next score wins’, but it all ended when the South worked it to Mark McAteer who floated the winning score over the bar. To be fair it was an exhilarating end to a fantastic encounter with so many young and old players on the pitch.
Mark McAteer deservedly picked up the ‘Patrick Shiels player of the tournament’.
The Bridie Reilly cup was on offer for both Fanad North and South who had large panels to chose from. The South raced into a 5 point lead. A spirited second half performance led to a decent comeback by the North but it wasn’t to be. Again it was brilliant to see so many ladies young and old grace the field for this final. Joe Reilly presented Michelle Doherty with the cup while Caoimhe Walsh picked up the player of the tournament after an excellent showing.
Overall, €3112 was raised for Pieta House, The Brigid McGinley fund and St.Luke’s Hospital. Huge numbers attended on the day. Gaeil Fhánada and everyone who attended on the day.
The competitiveness and overall enjoyment of the day means it will make it easier to run again next year.
Also congratulations to the South on their double and to the three players of the tournament.