Founded in 1923, CLG An Clochan Liath is a Gaelige Athletic Association club located in Dungloe in County Donegal. The club have underage teams from under 6 right up to senior men and ladies team. They also promote Irish culture in the form of music, dance storytelling and poetry.
An Clochan Liath – Dungloe
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A Decade in Red and White – 2010-19
Since 2010 Dungloe GAA Club has gone from strength to strength both on and off the playing field. The highlight of the decade was the opening of our new Club House in September 2014. After many years of planning, fundraising, late night meetings and negotiations the dream and graft of those gone before came to fruition and our state of the art facilities were opened by the then Uachtarán CLG Aogan O’Fearghaill.
On the cultural side, throughout the 2010’s we had various acts participate in Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir with many county and Ulster titles bestowed on our competitors. On the field of play the club are fielding more teams than ever from U-8 to Senior level in boys, girls, ladies and men’s football as well as hurling with success coming on stream over the years. In recent years the club won their first ever U-14 Hurling County Championship soon followed by a first U-16 Hurling County Title with teams competing at the highest level at both football and hurling Many of our young players represented the club in County Development Squads, County Football and Hurling teams. The U-13 Girls have won back to back County Titles the latest on 2 November 2019.
The Senior teams have competed in all competitions. Our long association with Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta seen the senior team win the 2010 Donegal Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta and travel to Belmullet where we suffered defeat in the first game. In 2016 and 2019 we reached the Semi Final of the County Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta also. Dungloe reached the Championship Reserve Final in 2014 and were defeated in a replay by St Eunans. 2015 seen our Senior team win Division 2 title, 2016 both Senior and Reserve teams made the quarter final of the Donegal Senior Championship with the U-21 team competing in the Championship quarter final also. Over the years emigration knocked on the door of our club and while we were sad to see our players go we are proud to say that many of those who moved on have won honours with club and county teams at home and overseas.
Scór activities, having once been active in the club, have been in decline but in the past four years or so things are again on an upward curve. Catríona Solan has been representing the club in Solo Singing every year from 2010 until 2016 when she decided to take a break after nearly pulling off the ultimate prize. Catríona had won the Donegal Scór competition on three occasions and thereby reaching the Ulster finals, but had no further success until she won the Ulster competition in 2016. She then participated in the All Ireland final in the Waterfront in Belfast, but unfortunately lost out on the ultimate prize by a single point. It is fair to say that Catríona kept the flag flying for the club, on her own over these years. Dáire Ó Baoill replaced Catríona in the solo singing category in 2017 and performed very well by winning the Donegal competition and also reaching the Ulster final at his first attempt. We also had recent success with a very good Instrumental Music group consisting of Geraldine Bonner, Amy McGarvey, Aisling Sweeney, Karl Doherty and Joseph McBride where they twice won through to the Ulster final. Last year we had one of our most successful participation in Scór Sinsear where we had entrants in six out of the eight categories. Dancing being the ones where we didn`t compete. Out of the six we had four who won through to the County Final, and as stated earlier our instrumental group won through to Ulster.
In Scór na nÓg we are slowly getting things moving again. We have been competing in the past four years and we have had success with our Instrumental Music group of Eimear and Eoghan Walsh, Crona Melly, Colm O`Donnell, Neil and Caitlin Kennedy who qualified for the Donegal final in the last three years. Last year we had entrants in solo singing, instrumental music, ballad group and Trath na gCeist and we will have similar competing again this year. A lot of hard work goes into getting people to commit and then practice and compete on behalf of the club and we are very thankful to all the organisers and competitors who help.
Ainm an Chlub: An Clochán Liath / Dungloe
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Red and White
Alternative Colours: White and Red
Club Ground: Pairc Na Rosann/ Rosses Park
An Clochán Liath – Senior Board
|Cathaoirleach||Enda Bonneremail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||086 6036406|
|Rúnaí||Patrick McGowanemail@example.com||087 7865456|
|Cisteoir||Mairead Boylefirstname.lastname@example.org||087 9207435|
|Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí||Adrain Alcornemail@example.com
|Oifigeach Oiliúna||John Wardfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 6036406|
|Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí||Shaun Sharkeyemail@example.com||087 2032613|
|Oifigeach club sláinte||Ronan Brennanfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3857049|
|Oifigeach Cultúr||Eugene McGarveyemail@example.com||087 6630739|
|Ball an Bhord Contae: 1||Enda Bonnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||087- 539533|
|Ball an Bhord Contae: 2||John Wardemail@example.com||086 6036406|
An Clochán Liath – Bord na nÓg
|Oifigeach/Officer||Ainm/Name||E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address||Fón/Telephone|
|Cathaoirleach||Tony Boylefirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3871216|
|Rúnaí||Marianne Comackemail@example.com||087 7636881|
|Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí||Marcella Gallagherfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3773290|
|Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh||Tony Boyleemail@example.com||086 3871216|
|Faoi-8||Raymond Sweeneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 3568758|
|Faoi-10||Paul McGeeemail@example.com||0044 7939443946|
|Faoi-12||John Bonnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 8368978|
|Faoi-13 agus 14||Mark Clerkin
|Faoi-16 agus faoi 15 Óg Sport||Paddy McGowanemail@example.com||087 7865456|
|Faoi-18||Dessie Gallagherfirstname.lastname@example.org||086 6025226|
The Club Year – 2019
2019 was an exciting year for all in Dungloe GAA Club where activities both on and off the field kept our volunteers busy. In March we launched the Pitch Development Draw to build another pitch known as Dungloe’s Uphill Battle.
On the playing field the Senior team reached the semi final of Donegal Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta losing out to Cill Chartha. The league run was topsy turvy but some hard fought for results seen the team retain their Division 2 status for another year. A run in the championship wasn’t to be this year either but both reserve and senior players gave a good account of themselves in all matches.
Great work is being done by the coaches and managers of our underage teams. Winter Skills Academy is starting again this year and the fruit of this training is beginning to reap rewards. The u8s, under the management of Ray Sweeney, and Paul McGee’s under 10s progressed well over the year and competed well in blitzes throughout the summer months. The under-12s, managed by John Bonner, played in the Southern Regional Board’s Division 1 while the U-13s and u-14s were both runners-up in Division 2 of the Southern Board leagues – Mark Clerkin and Charlie Ferry were joint managers of these two teams.
Our underage girls had another very successful season on the football pitch. Our u-14 and minor girls made it to their respective semi-finals and our U-16s girls lost in their final. Pride of place goes to our u-10 girls who won the prestigious Letterkenny Gaels competition and our u-13 girls won the Division 1 championship for the 2nd year in a row! Our senior girls continue to go from strength to strength. Overall, a great year for our girls.
Role of honour
Divisiion 1 u-13 Girls County Championship