Bun an Phobail – Moville

Ainm an Chlub: Bun an Phobail
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Dúghorm agus Spéirghorm/ Dark and Sky Blue
Alternative Colours: Dúghorm/Dark Blue
Club Ground: Páirc na Carraige

Moville Gaa is a volunteer led, community based organisation that promotes the indigenous games of Gaelic football and also promotes all aspects of Irish Cultural and Social Life


Club review of the decade 2010-19

The last decade has seen good success for the Club across a range of age groups and in both Mens and Ladies football. The decade began with Danny Murphy featuring in the successful Donegal U21 team that played in the All-Ireland final against Dublin, with Danny featuring strongly in the game. This was followed in 2013 by our Men winning the All-Ireland Junior Seven’s Shield on a truly memorable day in Templeogue.

2014 saw two Moville players in another All-Ireland final as Tony McClenaghan and Ciaran Diver both featured against Kerry at Croke Park, in a great validation of our hard work in Underage football at the Club. 2015 saw another milestone as Malachy McDermott became the first senior Man from the Club to play for Donegal and the positive momentum was maintained as our senior Ladies won the County Championship in 2016. More success for the Ladies came in 2017 as Ciara and Niamh Hegarty were both awarded All-Stars for their heroics with the Donegal team, and Tony McClenaghan enjoyed more success as he co-captained the Donegal U21’s to an Ulster title.

The decade’s singular achievement may be the success of our Minor Girls in contesting seven consecutive A Finals between 2013-2019, winning five of them along the way. There was an outstanding effort from several coaching and playing panels to sustain such success. Our 2019 Minor, Aoibh Faulkner, also captained the Donegal Minors this year.

Off the pitch we secured consecutive County Scór titles for our Instrumental Group in 2018 and 2019.

It has been an exciting decade for the Club and the ongoing investment in youth at the Club is showing strong signs with our Underage teams that further and greater success awaits over the ten years to come. Moville Abú!


Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Sean Ó'Fachtna Chairperson.moville.donegal@gaa.ie 086 8554829
Runaí Ciarán Mac Cionnaith secretary.moville.Donegal@gaa.ie 087 9487579
Cisteoir Bríd Ní hEarcáin brigidharkin@icloud.com 087 7554034
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí John Peto pro.moville@gaa.ie 0044 7812984254
Oifigeach Oiliúna Sean Ó'Hir Seanohare1@hotmail.com 00044 7598256244
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Nuala Ní Caomhánach nualacavanagh11@gmail.com -
Oifigeach Club Sláinte John Peto pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ie 0044 7812984254
Oifigeach Cultúr Conal Ó Domhnaill conodonnell@outlook.com 086 8552700
Ball an Bhord Contae 1 Ciarán Mac Cionnaith secretary.moville.Donegal@gaa.ie 087 9487579
Ball an Bhord Contae 2 Sean Ó'Fachtna seanfaulkner5919@gmail.com 086 8554829

Minor Board Details

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Sean O’Hir Seanohare1@hotmail.com 0044 7598256244
Runaí Dáithí Laoidheach Davelee67@hotmail.com 086 1921046
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí John Peto Pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ie 0044 7812984254
Regional Board Delegate Dave Lee Shauna Gill Davelee67@hotmail.com
086 1921046
Faoi 7 Graeme Doherty
Sean O’Hare
Seanohare1@hotmail.com 0044 7590256244
Faoi 9 Dave LeeMaurice Harkin Mauriceharkin@donegalvec.ie 086 3826323
Faoi 11 Dave Lee
Gerard Faulkner
086 1921046
086 3176516
Faoi 13 Sean O’Hare
Chris Carr
Seanohare1@hotmail.com 0044 7598256244
087 6417166
Faoi 14 Sean O’Hare Seanohare1@hotmail.com 0044 7598256244
Faoi 15 TBCSeamus Hegarty Seamushegarty@gmail.com 0044 7884586123
Faoi 17 Maurice Harkin Mauriceharkin@donegalvec.ie 086 3826323
Faoi 8 (girls) Aoife O’Hare aoifeohare@donegaletb.ie 086 0602802
Faoi 10 (girls) Danny Murphy dannysmurphy07@hotmail.com 0044 7919324186
Faoi 12 (girls) Shauna Gill shaunamgill@gmail.com 086 333055
Faoi 14 (girls) Mary Harkin breslinmary@hotmail.com 086 1592238
Faoi 16 (girls) Amanda Leech
Michael Leech
amandaleech2006@yahoo.co.uk 083 3994848
086 1634191
Faoi 18 (girls) Michelle Logue
Paul McIvor
- 086 2420716
0044 7801016439

1st Twelve

1 Dilian Ó Dochartaigh 4 Eunan Ó hÉigeartaigh 7 Maoilseachlainn Mac Diarmada 10 Micheál de Barra
2 Eanna Ó Fachna 5 Dealgan Ó Duibhir 8 Padhraic Ó Sceallaí 11 Ciaran Ó Duibhír
3 Markuss Braxiss 6 Antóin Mac Cleannacháin 9 Eoin Ó Dochartaigh 12 Dónal Ó Murchú

The Club Year 2019

2019 has been a great year for the Club, with an amazing eighteen Moville players representing Donegal from senior Level down in Men’s and Ladies’ football, and also seeing us retain our County Scór Instrumental Group Title. For the first time in our history we have two senior men in the County panel and no less than five Senior Ladies all featuring for Donegal this year.

Our Men achieved promotion in the League and our Underage Teams have performed well, with our U10’s Boys winning the Sean Masterson Cup and competing strongly at All-County level and our Minor Girls winning the League and reaching their seventh successive County A Final.

We continue to play a strong role in our community, with almost €9,000 raised for Children’s Charities through our Summer Fun Day this year.

The 2019 season saw our senior men begin the year desperate to secure promotion from Division Four after narrowly missing out in 2018. With a squad bolstered by the addition of Ciaran Diver to the Donegal Men’s panel, joining Tony McClenaghan, we began the season powerfully, securing wins both home and away over the opening exchanges and building up a strong position in the League with a cushion of points that ultimately secured us promotion with a second place finish. This year’s team saw a number of debutants stepping up to the senior ranks alongside a raft of seasoned campaigners, with some strength in depth starting to develop across the squad. In the Championship we came out of our group with two wins and a draw but were undone by eventual County Champions Buncrana in the Semi-Final.

Our Ladies performed well in League and Championship but were unable to repeat last year’s League Title success this time as they introduced a raft of news faces. The highlight for Ladies was seeing Niamh Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin, Niamh McDonald, Tara Hegarty and Kate McClenaghan all featuring in the County Team.

We are now really beginning to reap the rewards of a sustained effort in developing underage football that dates back more than five years to the establishment of our Gaga for GAA toddlers training on a Saturday morning. This has seen numbers grow, parental involvement deepen and real skills benefits for our young players. Our current U10’s are the first crop of players to have come through this system and have enjoyed widespread success in Inishowen and at all-County level, with good numbers and a very positive attitude. This blend of enthusiasm, numbers and real skill can now be found at all grades from U10 down and has helped to inspire the older age grades on to success – with our U12’s, U14’s and U16’s boys and girls both enjoying success this year. Eoghan McLaughlin was rewarded for his hard work with selection for the Donegal U16’s.

The Minor Girls continue to inspire everyone at the Club – winning the League and qualifying for a seventh successive County ‘A Final this year, with five of the team achieving County Honours at Minor or Snr Level – well done to Aoibh Faulkner, Niamh & Clodagh Skelly, Niamh McDonald & Kate McClenaghan. Katherine McLaughlin & Shannon Leech have played for the County at U16’s this year while Eva Doherty, Natasha McDermott and Leah Cavanagh were in the Donegal U14 squad and Laoise Doherty and Aisling Gillen were selected for the U13 Development Squad.

Tá a lán obar déanta le bliain anuas. Chuir ar gclub imeachtaí ar siúl ag Lá Fhéile Pádraig, Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Fleadh Dhún na nGall. Chuir muid ranganna gaeilge agus ranganna céilí ar siúl agus bhí trí chéilí mór againn. Ghlac muid pairt i mbailiúcháin na teanga agus thug muid urraíocht do dhá bhall d’en chlub le dhul ar chúrsa samhraidh sa ghaeltacht.

Comhghairdeas leis na baill ulig a ghlac páirt I scór agús go háirithe an grúpa Ceol Úirlise a bhain Craobh na Condae an dara bliain as a chéile.

2019 Roll of Honour

Senior Men: Promoted from Division Four

Minor Ladies: Division One Winners, County A Finalists

U16 Boys: Division Three Championship Runners up

U12 Boys: Inishowen Division Four Winners

U10 Boys: Sean Masterson Cup Winners

U9 Boys: Burt Cup Winners

U8 Boys: Ardara Tournament Shield Winners