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St Michaels GAA Club Notes 13/08/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 12th Aug

St. Michael’s Notes

Well Done

Well done to the St. Michael’s Players Colm McFadden Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney and the rest of the Donegal Team and Management in their All Ireland Quarter victory over Ulster Rivals Armagh in Croke Park on Sunday last. They now play Dublin in the All Ireland Semi Final.

Important Ticket Information

Following information released from county board today for DONEGAL V DUBLIN minor & senior All Ireland Semi Finals below are details on tickets and prices for the games on Sunday 31st August in Croke Park.

Ticket prices, Stands €40, Hill €25, Juvenile €5 (Juvenile must be accompanied by Adult)

Student/O.A.P €40 (rebate of €10 on the day).

ALL tickets ordered must be collected and paid for – No changing of orders once submitted and no returns will be accepted for this game.

This game is expected to be close to full capacity therefore tickets will be allocated in all parts of the ground (upper tier stand tickets will be allocated), Family tickets to a maximum of 6 per family and must include at least one adult. No juveniles to be sold unless accompanied by an adult.

Orders to be with Nicola 0863084164 by Tuesday 19th August at 9pm. Only one and final order can be accepted from clubs so all members please have ticket order in on time.


Members of St. Michael’s GAA Club gathered in the Clubhouse in Dunfanaghy recently to honour one of the founding members of the club John Durning. John originally from Dunfanaghy and Creeslough played for the club and was also an early administrator with the club serving as an Assistant Treasurer and Secretary in the early years before emigrating to Philadelphia in 1957. Although he has lived in the USA since and currently resides in Philadelphia he kept in touch with Donegal and remained a loyal supporter of the club and he also takes a great interest in the Donegal senior team and has greatly enjoyed the county’s success in the past few years. John is also very much involved in the GAA and in the wider Donegal community in Philadelphia. In a talk at the Presentation Function John gave an insight into how St. Michael’s were formed and recalled some of the early matches and successes of the club.

The MC For the evening was Liam McElhinney Chairman of St. Michael’s GAA Club and Mick McGinley Dunfanaghy and Mick McGinley (Hudai).

All County League

Both the senior and reserve teams are due to play Four Masters at home on this Sunday the 17th August.

Lotto Rota

The St. Michael’s Lotto Rota for the next two weeks is as follows: 16th August Dunfanaghy Tommy McGinley and Neil McGinley, Creeslough Michael Cannon and Lorcan McDaid, 23rd August Dunfanaghy Cairns Witherow and Andrea Boyce, Creeslough Neil Toye and Shane Trearty. Anyone who is unable to carry out this very important job for the club is asked to get a replacement on the night.


The €150 on the Snowball game at the Bingo session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was shared by Dinny McFadden Roshine and Rose Anne Rodgers Ray who won €75 each. This weeks Jackpot will be €1540.

This months 50 Club winners were: €65 Norah Gallagher Main Street Dunfanaghy, €35 Sadie McGinley Derryreel and €25 Mary McFadden Shroughan.


There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night Sunday last; The Numbers drawn were 4,7,8,10,12,14; the Match 5 winners were Nancy Nelis c/o Log Cabin, Joe Langan Derryreel, Bernice Alcorn Hornhead and Deborah Hunter Ards who won €25 each. This weeks jackpot will be €6400.

Club Gear

Anyone who would like to purchase club gear – hoodys, half zip tops, tee shirts or polo t shirts for adults or children please contact Nicola 0863084164

Clubhouse Key

There is a Key for the Clubhouse in the Dunfanaghy Post Office during weekdays if required but anyone borrowing it must return the key to the Post Office.

St. Michaels Minor Board

Sports Day Thanks

St. Michael’s Minor Board expresses sincere gratitude to all who helped make our sports day the success that is was (despite the weather conditions); the sponsors, those who prepared the field and cut the grass during the week, helpers on the day, everyone who donated raffle-spot prizes, old crockery, bottles, home baking, sandwiches etc and those who helped set up the field before and after the event and of course everyone who came and supported us.


Would anyone who is available to help coach some of the underage players please contact Manus on 087 647 0532.

The under 8’training continues at the Bridge on Wednesday evenings from 6.45 until 8pm. Any queries contact Hugh Doyle on 0864472068. It is hoped to have some friendly blitzes before the end of the season.

Under 16’s

Well done the boys who are now through to the Northern Final where they will face either Buncranna or St. Eunans after defeating Macumhails comfortably in Ballybofey on Monday evening last.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 12th Aug

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