Naomh Colmcille’s Biggest Loser Challenge is starting soon. Registration this Saturday (14th) from 10 to 11 am at the clubhouse. Each participant will be given a sponsorship card with a minimum of €50 to be raised to enter the programme. This entitles the participant to 3 training sessions every week for four weeks. Each week participants will be weighed and improvements noted. A diet plan will also be given to each participant. There will be 3 prizes – a weekly prize awarded to the “Biggest Loser” of the week, an Overall “Biggest Loser” Prize at the end of the 4 weeks, and a Supporters Prize from the sponsorship cards at the end of the 4 weeks. Contact Leo Devenney (085-7558858) or Darina Friel (087-2625588) for more information or sponsorship cards.

Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).

The minors match against Buncrana due to take place on Sunday is now scheduled to take place on Thursday evening.

A fantastic turnout of nearly 40 boys and girls braved the blustery conditions at the first session of Football for Fun this evening. Well done to all the kids, and thanks to all the parents and guardians who brought the kids down. Football for Fun continues (weather permitting) next Friday (13th) from 6 to 7 pm. All boys and girls aged 8 and under are welcome. €2 per session. Please ensure the kids are dressed appropriately for the weather.

The Last Person Standing competition is down to the last two people after the sixth week. See website for latest updates.

The club will be holding a Come Dine with Me event on Saturday April 11th. Contact Alison Ferry (0879154559) if you’re interested in hosting. There will be a social night at the clubhouse to round off the event.

Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks.

The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.

The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.

Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.

Training and Match Schedule.

Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.

Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.

Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th at 7:00 pm. Bring boots and runners. Check the Facebook page for latest update.

Minors. Training Wednesday (11th) at 6:00 pm. Scheduled to play Buncrana (away) next Thursday (12th) at 7:30 pm. Leaving clubhouse at 6:00 pm. See Facebook page for latest update.

U16s. Training Wednesday (11th) at 6:00 pm.

U14s. Training starting mid/end March. Date TBC.

U12s. Training next Saturday (14th) at 2:00 pm. U10s welcome if they want to take part. Bring boots and runners and appropriate gear for the weather. Check the Facebook page for latest update.

Girls. See Facebook page for latest update.

Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.

Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.

This week’s numbers are 5, 1, 6, 18, 14 and the winners are Ernie Duncan, Susan Gillespie and David McClintock who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €1,300.

Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.

The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.