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Moville GAA Club Notes 23/09/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 23rd Sep


Hard luck to Jim McGuinness, his team of players and background staff in this year’s All Ireland football final defeat to Kerry. Although they did not come home with Sam in 2014, this group has delivered three Ulster championships and an All Ireland championship in recent years and this is something they can be eternally proud of.

The club would also like to commiserate with Declan Bonner and his minor squad after their defeat at the hands of the Kerry minors on Sunday. This group of young lads can be proud of being the first Donegal minor team ever to reach an All Ireland final at this level.

The club would like to congratulate Ciaran Diver and Tony McClenaghan who played in this all Ireland minor final. It is not every day that players can set foot on the turf at Croke Park on the final championship Sunday of the year. It was a proud day for Moville GAA to have two such talented youngsters playing last Sunday. They are a credit to their families, to their club and to their community. Wee done Tony and Ciaran!


Moville GAA is hosted an ‘Up for the Match’ style debate in Caiseal Mara Hotel last Thursday night. special guests included top Referee Pat McEnaney, 1992 All Star and All-Ireland winning full back Matt Gallagher and journalist Damien Dowds; the debate was chaired by our very own Judge Sean MacBride. A huge thank you is extended to our guests; to everyone who turned up on the night to support; and to everyone who helped out in the organisation of the evening. Congratulations to Paul McLaughlin of Ballynally who won the door prize of an All-Ireland final ticket, Paul enjoyed his first taste of Croke Park on Sunday.


Moville U16 girls will play St. Eunans in the county final this Thursday at the Scarvey in Buncrana. Throw in is at 8pm, please come along and support the girls in this important game.

Moville minor girls will play their second leg fixture against Fanad Gaels at home this Friday night to set up a quarter final tie against St. Eunan’s or MacCumhaills should they progress.

Moville senior men will play Naomh Ultan in the Junior A Championship semi-final at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny this Saturday with throw in at 6pm. The winners of this game will face Urris or Convoy in the final. Please come along and show your support.


There was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 16, 18, 22, 23. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Sean McDermott, Bredagh Glen. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,500. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income.


Well done to Moville senior men’s team who took part in an all-Ireland mini 7’s competition in Killmacud Crokes last Saturday Saturday 20th September. They progressed to the Cup competition after finfishing second in their group with wins against Errigal Ciaran of Tyrone and Sean McD of Birmingham. They were defeated by Emyvale in the last 16 of the cup competition by 4 points. Well done to Gerard and all the lads and helpers who travelled down.


Underage training returned Saturday 2 weeks ago at and there was a great number of children who turned out. Times are as follows: toddlers, u6s & u8s boys & girls at 10-11am. U10 boys at 11-12 and u10 & u12 girls at 11-12. All new children welcome. Players of the week last week were U8’s Cahir McElhinney and Gracie Boyle


The new club half-zip tops are available; they are priced at €40. Please check out the club’s Facebook page and website for all the latest Moville GAA O’Neills merchandise. All items are currently in stock. Please see Bridget Harkin if you would like to purchase any items.


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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 23rd Sep

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