Donegal GAA Gala Banquet and Re-union of 1982 All-Ireland U21 Champions in Abbey Hotel Oct 7th

A 40-year reunion of the 1982 Donegal’s under 21 side is taking place in the Abbey Hotel Donegal Town on Friday 7th October.  Forty years ago this September this squad brought the first senior county All-Ireland title to Donegal and planted the seeds for the long-awaited 1992 capture of the Sam Maguire. Speaking last month when the event was first mooted, the captain on that historic occasion, Brian Touhy, said:

he welcomed the idea saying it was difficult to realise that it is 40 years ago. There has been great excitement with the news that this is going to happen, and he outlined that he had been in contact with the players and management and they are all keen to attend, and meet up once again. There was some great footballers and no shortage of characters in the group and many of them went on to take part in the first visit of Sam Maguire  to Donegal 10 years later, in 1992”.

Any club or individual who wishes to purchase a ticket or a table of 10 can do so by contacting myself.  Any club or individual who has already booked tickets can now collect same in the office in Convoy


Tickets are €100 each or a table of 10 for €1,000 with proceeds on the night going towards the Donegal GAA Academy, Solace Cancer Centre and Parkinsons North/West Branch 


Tickets can be ordered through or simply ringing Noreen Doherty at the GAA Office Convoy on 0749101409