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Carndonagh GAA Club Notes 20/07/2016

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Thu 21st Jul

Carndonagh GAA Club – Weekly Notes 17/07/2016

Senior & Reserve Mens Football

The Senior Men had a fantastic win over Na Rossa on Saturday evening. The game ended 1-13 to 1-10. The team was Dermot Doherty (0-02), James Monagle, Dermot McGonagle, Ryan Davenport, Cathal Kelly, Michael Nelson, Keith Norris (0-01), Gerard Doherty (0-02), Ryan Kelly (0-01), Matthew McLaughlin (0-02), Richard Cunningham (0-01), Fionn McLaughlin, Darragh McLaughlin (0-02), Fergal Doherty (0-02), and Ben Lafferty.  Subs Used: Darragh O’Neill, Michael O’Donnell (1-0), Shane Doherty, Cathal Doherty.

Our Reserve Men played Naomh Colmcille in the semi-final of the Philadelphia Cup on Wednesday evening and came away with a win. The date of the final will be confirmed later in the week – please check social media for updates.

Senior Ladies Football

The Senior Ladies championship match that was to take place on Saturday evening against Milford was cancelled. Having won their first leg match the ladies now progress to the semi-final of the championship. Training continues every Wednesday and Friday in Foden at 6.45pm.

Club Lotto

The winning numbers in the Club Lotto this week are 24-10-5-1-13

No jackpot winner. €30 Lorraine McDaid c/o Foden €15 Patricia McPherson, Malin Rd, Carn Marion Doherty, Clorney, Carn Paul & Maura Matthews, Carrick, Carn Vincent McGonagle, Carrick Brae, Carn

Jackpot this week is €5,300 and the draw will take place in Farrens Bar on Wednesday July 20th.

Many thanks to all who support our draw.

If you wish to enter the prepaid lotto, 52 weeks for €80, please contact Liam McLaughlin on 083-4700059

Underage Football

Our Saturday morning coaching has now finished for the summer months.

GAA Fundamentals

GAA Fundamentals continues every Thursday evening in the Community School Gym from 6.15-7pm.

Under 12 Boys Football

Our under 12 boys travelled to Muff on Tuesday evening and were unlucky to come away defeated in their two games.

In the B game the boys had some great passage of play but the more the game went on the more Muff progressed. Even though the game was not going our way the players did not give up which was great to see. In nets for the B team was Oran Lafferty, who had his work cut out from him with persistent heavy attacks from Muff. Owen Monagle and Cormac McLaughlin were our full back line who were put to the test in a difficult game. Our half backs were Ronan Stamp Porter and Michael Mc Carron who linked up well with the midfielders Liam McWeeney and Tiarnan Kelly-both of these boys battled hard. Tiarnan got some great scores for his hard work. The half forward line was Conor Lafferty and Liam Doherty who showed some great passages of play, with Conor unlucky not to score. Conan Gibbons and Ben McDaid were vibrant in the full forward line, trying hard at all times. Subs were Aaron Donaghy who replaced Oran Lafferty in nets and Alex McColgan replaced Owen Monagle. Alex has recently got involved in this team and is showing great passion.

In the A game we were playing into the breeze in the first half. Carn started well with some great scores from Cian Doherty to open our score sheet. Muff got three goals in succession in the first half which gave them a great advantage. The Carn lads struggled to get back into the game after this. They battled on with Carn showing great discipline while Muff got 4 yellow cards for various misdemeanours. A lot of the game was played in the middle of the field so Carn had difficulty pushing through the tight Muff defence. In goals for Carn was Ben Mc Daid who performed well under pressure. The full back line consisted of Ben Clarke, Jamie Doherty and Jack Moore who were put under serious pressure but battled hard. Conor McLaughlin, Kyron Cantwell and Olan McLaughlin were the half back line. This group of boys played very well and linked up consistently with mid field. Our mid fielders were Cian Doherty and Sean O Donnell. Once again these boys gave a great display of how football should be played. Davin McLaughlin, John O’Callaghan and Danny Diver were the half forwards. They didn’t get to display their usual energies for the game as the Muff defence tried to frustrate them. The full forward line was Brendan McLaughlin, Conan Gibbons and Tiarnan Kelly. Tiarnan and Brendan arose to the occasion, performed well for two lads accustomed to playing for the Under 10s. They were taking the place of players who were unavailable. Subs were Cormac McLaughlin, Aaron Donaghy who replaced John O Callaghan, Conan Gibbons for Odhran O’Donnell, Ronan Browne who didn’t start the game due to injury but insisted in playing in nets at half time and performed brilliantly and and gave Ben a well deserved break after playing two games.

A huge word of thanks to the parents who travelled with the boys to the match and cheered them on. These boys can take heart in knowing that they behaved impeccably during this tournament and displayed great discipline at all times. Their parents should be rightly proud of them as I am. They are a great bunch of lads and were a pleasure to coach. They have a bright future ahead of them. I wish all the boys moving onto Under 14s great success at that level.

Under 16 Boys Football

The Under 16 boys played Malin on Friday evening in Foden. The team was Patrick Monagle, Padraig McLaughlin, Darragh Lafferty, Shaun McLaughlin, Mark Scott, Darren Donaghy, Antony Doherty, Conor O’Donnell (capt), Lorcan Bradley, Cormac Monagle,

Donal Doherty, Stephen Kelly, Lee McLaughlin, Darragh McCormack, Christopher McDaid, Will Quinn, Paul McCallion, Adam McLaughlin.

Played in what was not ideal conditions, both teams set about attacking at every chance. After a few missed chances by both teams, it was Carn who got off the mark first with a point from Conor O’Donnell. Carn were playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and they used it to fine effect by pressing Malin back deep into their half at each opportunity. After some good build up play Carn fired over a few quick scores, from Conor O’Donnell, Darragh McCormack and Antony Doherty who was breaking forward at every opportunity. Carn were slowly taking control of the game as Malin found it hard to score against the strong breeze. Further points, one form Stephen Kelly who was causing real panic in the Malin defence and three from Lee McLaughlin who was getting on the end of some fine moves. Malin came back at Carn and scored a fine point from Josh Conlan before Conor O’Donnell replied for Carn. Malin came back at Carn once more and scored two points from Liam Doherty and Daniel Houghton to bring it back to a six point game. There was missed chances form both sides before Lee McLaughlin latched on to a loose ball to fire over another fine point. But better was to come before half time when after some good and patient build up play, Conor O’Donnell fired well to the back of the net to open up a ten point lead at half time.

Carn were playing into a strong breeze in the second half but did not take long to settle with two quick fire goals from the impressive Lee McLaughlin before Darragh McCormack added two points to the tally. Daniel Houghton again responded for Malin with a fine point before Lee McLaughlin completed his hat trick with a fine solo goal. Carn were playing some excellent counter attacking football at this point and Malin were finding it hard to close down the space. Another goal from Adam McLaughlin (H) was well finished to the net before Conor O’Donnell got in on the act after some good build up play involving Cormac Monagle and Donal Doherty set Conor away to blast to the back of the net. Will Quinn and Paul McCallion came on for Carn to add some pace up front and were involved in Carns next point. Back again came Malin with a fine point from Daniel Houghton after some good work from Josh Conlan. Then after a high ball into the area Daniel Houghton won a penalty, and he finished it to the net himself, another was to follow minutes later when Daniel latched onto a high ball into the area and fisted it into the net to close the gap again, in the dying seconds Malin scored a third goal.

But the day belonged to the home side who displayed some excellent football in both halves to record a well-deserved victory on a score line of Carn 6:16 Malin 3:08

Minor Ladies

The Carn-Urris minor ladies played Burt in Urris on Wednesday evening and came away with an excellent win beating 6-20 to 2-03

Underage Camogie

Camogie for u8/10/12/14 is on at 6pm every Thursday at Foden. Any queries contact Tricia on 086-3336542 or Mary 086-1601646.

Under 12 Hurling

The Under 12 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Mc Cumhaills, Ballybofey, on

Saturday afternoon. Well done to all the boys who travelled.


Congratulations to our Senior Ladies captain Anita Doherty and her fiancé Tony Hegarty who very recently got engaged.

Well done

Well done to the Donegal Minor team on winning the Ulster Minor Championship.

Cul Camp

The club had its first Cul Camp of the summer last week. With a total of 210 children taking part it was a hectic but very enjoyable week. We would like to thank all the coaches, the helpers and of course the children. Great to see so many enjoying the games and having fun.

Club Notes

Any items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Annette at 087-6359936 or alternatively facebook private message to the club facebook site or send an email to the club email address

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Thu 21st Jul

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