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Miah Shiels Park, Portsalon, map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

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Halloween ‘Grab a Grand’

The club will launch our Halloween ‘Grab a Grand’ competition on our online platforms on Friday at midday.

There will be a limited amount of tickets on sale with a great cash prize for the winner. When the tickets are gone, they’re gone so please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages or you can contact any committee members for further details.

U21 B Championship Draw

The draw took place on Saturday past, and with 15 teams in the competition, it’s sure to be tough and challenging competition.

Gaeil Fhánada have been awarded a home fixture in the preliminary round, when they will welcome Dungloe to Páirc Uí Shiadhail. The game is expected to be played this coming weekend, but we’re still awaiting clarification on that.

The draw in full:

Naomh Naille v Cloich Cheann Fhaola

Baile na nGallóglach v Naomh Bríd/Paite Gabha

Gaeil Fhánada v An Clochán Liath

Málainn v Bun Cranncha

Na Dúnaibh v Gleann tSúilí

Na Cealla Beaga v Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn

Bun Dobhráin v Naomh Micheál

Naomh Muire BYE

U12 Boys

There will be a 6 week block of training for U12 boys beginning this Wednesday, October 27th on the astro in Kerrykeel, from 6-7pm.

This is open to all boys born in 2009, 2010 and 2011. As well as current players, it would be great to see some new faces try their hand at gaelic football.

Please contact Shaun on 0863778780 for further details.

U10 Girls

The u10 Girls played their final match of the season on Saturday morning against Glenswilly at Páirc Uí Shiadhail.

It was a cold and windy start to the day for the girls, but that didn’t take away from the effort and commitment shown by both teams throughout. The Gaeil Fhánada girls have been brilliant all season and Saturday was no exception. The girls have worked hard and improved steadily all year, and it was great to see so many togged out again yesterday morning.

A big thanks to the coaches, parents and everyone who helped out throughout the year, go raibh míle maith agaibh uilig. Finally, well done again to the girls on a very positive season and we hope to see them all back again in 2022.

Review of the Decade – 2010-19

Our senior team has spent the decade plying their trade in Divisions 2 and 3 of the All County League. The last four years have been spent in Division 3, with promotion narrowly eluding us on a couple of occasions. We played in the Senior Championship in 2010 and 2012, with St. Michael’s and Killybegs ending our interest on those occasions. We reached the Intermediate semi-finals three times, losing out to Cloich Cheann Fhaola in 2014, while Naomh Colmcille and St. Nauls ended our involvement after replays in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Our reserve team has been very competitive in recent years, securing the Division 3 League in 2013, before adding the Intermediate Reserve Championship the following year, defeating Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the final. Two further final appearances ensued without success in 2015 and 2016. They have been among the leading teams in Division 3 consistently in the last number of years and face Red Hughs in the final this coming weekend. Ó thaobh Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta de, bhain muid an chomórtas soisireach Uile Éireann i bPort Láirge i 2013, agus an chomórtas contae dhá uair, i 2013 agus 2018.

We have won underage titles at most age groups over the past ten years, mostly at Division 2 level. Our most successful crop of players won the U13 Northern and County Championships in 2013, took part in Féile na nÓg in 2014, won Northern League titles at U16 and Minor level in 2016 and 2017, before winning a clean sweep at minor level in 2018.

Ladies football is back and to the fore within the club, with Junior B and Junior A titles in the bag since 2016. The ladies have also won a Division 3 Shield and a Junior County Gaeltacht title in that time and have achieved underage success at U13 (2018), U14 (2019), U16 (2019) and Minor (2018) levels.

One of the most exciting developments is the redevelopment of our grounds, Páirc Uí Shiadhail in Portsalon over the past number of years. We now boast one of the best pitches in the county, and it’s a great source of pride for our hard-working members.

Beidh muid ag reáchtáil Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta an chontae an bhliain seo chugainn, agus tá lúchair orainn fáilte a chur roimh na foirne éagsúla a bheas páirteach i mí Bealtaine.

Ainm an Chlub: Gaeil Fhánada
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Gorm agus Bán
Alternative Colours: Glas agus Buí
Club Ground: Miah Shiels Park Portsalon

Gaeil Fhanáda – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Brendan Mac a tSaoir 0863120346
Rúnaí Fiona Ní Shiadhail secretary.fanadgaels.donegal@gaa.ie
Fanavolty, Kindrum, Fanad
074 9159670
085 1555645
Cisteoir Padraig MacSuibhne treasurer.fanadgaels.donegal@gaa.ie 0872277209
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Micheál Ó Frighil micheal89friel@yahoo.com 087 2993207
Oifigeach Oiliúna Eamonn Ó'Frighil
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Marc Ó'Dorroadhín childrensofficer.fanadgaels.donegal@gaa.ie 086 2024312
Oifigeach Scor Micheál Ó Frighil michae89friel@yahoo.com 087 2993207
Oifigeach Sláinte agus Folláine Eimear Gibbons Eimearmick97@hotmail.com 086 8765248
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 Fiona Uí Shiadhail secretary.fanadgaels.donegal@gaa.ie
Fanavolty, Kindrum, Fanad
074 9159670
085 1555645
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 Sean Mac Conaglaigh john.f.donegal@outlook.com 086-4021834

Gaeil Fhanáda 2021

Tráth na gCeist, 2019

Seán Ó Dorraidhín, Maghnus Mac Giolla Bháin, Micheál Mac Giolla Bháin agus Gearóid Pádraig Ó Siadhail.

Gaeil Fhánada – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Michael McGroarty michaelmcgroarty 087 9921247
Rúnaí Bríd Ní Dhochartaigh Bridie.Doherty18@gmail.com 086 0585926
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Clár Ní Dhubhtaigh cpmcauley@hotmail.com 087 0646397
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh Aodán Mac a tSaoir mcateera@live.ie 087 7765540
Faoi-8
Faoi-10 Tomás Mac Giolla Chearra tkerr73@gmail.com 086 3923762
Faoi-12 Sean Mac Giolla Bháin shaunmcelwaine@yahoo.ie 086 3778780
Faoi-14 tbc
Faoi-16 Seamus Ó'Bleine josephblaney@outlook.com 087 3197060
Faoi-18 Deaglán Mac Giolla Choille Declanc4@gmail.com 087 9354590

John Blaney – Valuing the Volunteer

Ulster SF Semi-final, June 8, 2019

Review of the Year – 2019

With the development of our playing facilities at Páirc Uí Shiadhail taking centre stage for several years, 2019 was all about development on the field for Gaeil Fhánada. The adaption of a new coaching strategy at the beginning of the year, coupled with the recruitment drive for new coaches was a significant and welcome development. The successful minor team of 2018 continued to make the step up to senior football, and the experience gained by the lads over the last couple of years will be of huge importance moving into 2020 with the aim of promotion to Division 2 firmly in their sights. The development of our facility continues to take shape, with the exciting plans of a spectator stand unveiled during the year and we look forward to its completion next year. The silverware in 2019 has come from the girls, with titles already in the bag at U14 and U16 level, with the U13’s and Minors hoping to add to that in the weeks to come.

Playing in an extremely competitive Division 3, the lads remained in the promotion hunt until the final few weeks of the season. Our form on the road was much improved from 2018, but a couple of disappointing results at home saw our challenge for promotion fade. The integration of Eoin McGonigle, Jonny Gallagher and Shaun Kerr to the team on a regular basis was a huge positive and with the age profile of the team being as young as it has been in many years, there is much optimism for 2020. We were drawn with Naomh Colmcille, Naomh Coumba and Burt in the Intermediate Championship. A defeat at home at the hands of Naomh Colmcille and another on the road against Naomh Columba left us in a precarious position prior to the third game. A stirring final ten minutes against Burt secured the crucial victory that confirmed our Intermediate status for next year. Unfortunately, our U21 campaign was short lived, as the lads lost out in a cagey quarter final against Termon at the Burn Road. Both teams were managed by Aidan McAteer in 2019.

The reserve team, under the management of Bernard McGettigan, performed very well in the league, but it was also frustrating for the lads as quite a few teams failed to travel to Portsalon during the year. Nevertheless, they qualified for the Division 3 final, and are due to face off against Red Hughs this weekend. The championship campaign was also marred with similar problems and the lads made their exit at the hands of a strong Aodh Ruadh side at the quarter final stage. A word of thanks to all the players, to Aidan and Bernard and their management teams for their effort and commitment during the year.

It was a challenging year for the boy’s teams, with silverware eluding us after a very successful 2018. The teams were led by a very committed and dedicated group of coaches that we’re indebted to for their work throughout the year. The minors missed out on a place in the quarter-final after Dungloe prevailed in a winner takes all encounter. The highlight of the year was a brilliant championship victory on the road against Naomh Ultan. The U16 team had to call on quite a few U14 players as numbers are scarce at that level. The lads performed very well this year and with most of the players still underage next year, there’s plenty to be positive about.

The U14 team performed well in the league campaign. A series of injuries, holidays and other commitments hampered the team’s progress in the height of the summer, but there remains great potential within that group of lads. It was a similar story at U13 level, but the lads have great ability and will be looking to show that next year.

There were regular training sessions and blitzes for all our teams at U6, U8, U10 and U12 levels, with the highlight of the year being the parish league held in September and October. Well done to the huge number of coaches who helped at all age groups and to the players who improved and developed their skills throughout the year.

Bhain ár bhfoireann Tráth na gCeist dhá chomórtas i rith na bliana, an Comórtas Scór agus Tráth na gCeist Bórd an Chontae. Is iad Seán Ó Dorraidín, Maghnus Mac Giolla Bháin, Micheál Ó Frighil agus Micheál Mac Giolla Bháin baill an fhoireann.

Well done to our club referees Mark Dorrian and Siobhán Coyle. Mark refereed the County Intermediate final, while Siobhán was on the line for the All Ireland Ladies football final in September. Well done to Seamie ‘Coshia’ Friel who was a member of the Donegal Masters team who won the All Ireland in September.