A New Dawn – through the mist to the summit – Donegal GAA reaching new Heights with Two Coveted Ulster Cups!

Anraí Ó Domhnaill, Errigal 1000 Pioneer, from Carrickfinn based in Letterkenny set out after dawn on Sunday 3rd August 2014 and carried the Anglo Celt (Donegal Senior Team) & Fr Murray (Donegal Minor Team) Ulster Championship Cups to the top of Donegal’s highest point, Mount Errigal – his 1001st Climb. His mission was to carry both cups to the summit for the first time, to honour and celebrate the outstanding achievements of both the Donegal Senior and Minor Teams on this historic occasion and to conclude the Successful Errigal 1000 event in aid if DMRT. Anraí played under age with Annagry N.S & Naomh Mhuire GAA in the Rosses. He played Gaelic football and hurling with the defence forces while based in Kildare over the years and his family are all members of St. Eunans GAA Club, Letterkenny.

Anraí was accompanied by his daughter Gráinne (with her Ulster Cup for Under 12 double at the recent Ulster Fleadh in Sean – Nós singing), Irish Actor Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh from Ranafast and Gavin Ó Dónaill, O’Donnells Shop, Crolly – they also reached the summit the day before during the Errigal 1000. As they approached the summit, Niall whistled the tune of Ó’ Donnell Abú, the notes resonated through the mist to make a fitting ceremony at the summit. Anraí wishes to thank Donegal GAA County Board and the County Chairman for making the Cups available to give this High Honour to both teams on this special occasion.cups website