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Club News 6th June 2017

posted 6 Jun 2017, 16:54 by Letterkenny Gaels   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 16:55 ]
Last weekend both our reserve and senior footballers lost their games to Naomh Muire. This weekend we are at home to Downings. See Facebook for fixture details. All support welcome.

Well done to Cahair O'Dochartaigh & Brian Diver who played with the Donegal Minor Hurlers in their impressive victory over Armagh in the Ulster quarter final in Ballybofey at the weekend. Both lads had a massive impact on the game and now look forward to the Ulster semi final against Derry in the first week in July.

Congratulations to Letterkenny Gaels player Peter O'Donnell who came joint 2nd in the Donegal Senior Puc Fada competition which took place on Monday on Kirkneedy Mountain.

We hosted our annual 5k Road Race, Fun Run & Walk on Tuesday evening last. It was great to see so many young Gaels tackling the course.
  •  Ivan Toner took was the overall winner while
  • Marian Kerr won was the First Lady home.
  • Category winners on the night were;
  • Junior Ladies 1st Clodagh O'Connor,
  • 2nd Katie Mc Carthy,
  • F50 Nancy Mc Namee,
  • F40 Clare Molloy,
  • Junior Men 1st Diarmuid Cahill,
  • 2nd Oisin Kelly,
  • M50 John Hughes,
  • M40 Patrick Duffy,
  • Senior Ladies 1st Marion Kerr, 2nd Megan Quinn,
  • Senior Men 1st Ivan Toner, 2nd Declan Mc Bride.

We will be holding a Cake Sale in the Church of the Irish Martyrs Community Room after Mass on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th. Please contact Catherine 087 683 9925 or Aideen 086 816 3605 to donate.

On Saturday morning our U-8 footballers travelled to Killygordan for a Blitz versus Red Hughs. Both clubs fielded three teams with a mix of boys and girls on each side. There was great football skills on display and all games were played with great spirit and effort.  Thanks to Damien Wilson and Red Hughs for the hospitality and a very well run blitz.

Two teams from the Letterkenny Gaels U10s squad took part the annual Joe Larry Memorial tournament held in Ardara on Monday 5th June. Both teams were drawn in a very tough group with Malin and Glenties, who went on to win the overall competition.  These young Gaels battled well and the BLUE team progressed to the Plate Final but were unfortunate to loose out to Pettigo in the Final. The Letterkenny Gaels RED team went out in the semifinal of the plate to a very stong Glenfin team who went on to win the Plate competition. The teams travelled back to Arena 7 for some hard earned refreshments and food.  Thanks to all the coaches and parents who travelled to Ardara to support our young footballers and a special thank you to Enda and Claire Nicholls for the kind hospitality in Arena 7. Thanks to John McConnell and the Ardara CLG for a very well run tournament and the kind hospitality show to Letterkenny Gaels.

  • Training continues every Sunday morning at 10.30am for U8s, U9s and U10s. New boys and girls are welcome to try out any week.
  • U-16s girls and younger football training continues on Sunday mornings from 11am-12 noon at Pairc na nGael.
  • Over 16/seniors training is on Fridays at 6:30 at Pairc na Gael.
Our U10 girls travelled to Carndonagh to take part in a blitz on Friday. Gaels fielded 2 teams, pink team mostly U10 & purple mainly U9. Both teams had 4 matches against teams from Carndonagh, Burt, St Eunans, Muff & Na Magha. The pinks were undefeated whilst the purples showed great progress. With most other clubs having 8 players, it was wonderful to see 22 Gaels wearing their maroon jerseys with pride. Lots of singing on the way home & a few treats from the shop! Thanks to coaches Una, Bridget, Ellen & Tori and to Carndonagh club for organising a great evening of camogie.
  • Outdoor Camogie Training for U-8, U-10 & U-12 continues every Friday evening at the pitch from 6-7pm.
  •  U-12, U-14 & U-16 training continues at the pitch every Monday evening from 6-7.30pm. New players always welcome.

Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €4500. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.



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