Gleann Fhinne – Glenfin

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Ainm an Chlub: Gleann Fhinne
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Ban /Dearg
Alternative Colours: Dearg / Ban
Club Ground: Pairc Taobhoige

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Lotto
Lotto numbers for Tuesday 13th September were 8-2-5-7-4-3-6-1. Congratulations to Geraldine McGinley winning €60.Next weeks jackpot is €3500.

Senior Ladies  

Well done to the Senior ladies who had an impressive win over Moville in the Kernans Donegal LGFA Senior Ladies Championship Semi Final on Sunday morning at Pairc Taobhoige. The girls now advance into the final where they face Termon on the weekend of the 2nd Oct 2022.

Reserve Football

Gleann Fhinne reserves survived a late scare to defeat Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon in extra time to advance to the county semi final.

Scores were a premium and Gleann Fhinne started slow and found it difficult to break down the Ballyshannon defence in the early stages.

David Carr and Jack Marley scored at the midway point to spark the reserves into life. Gleann Fhinne would strike again through a superb goal from Shaun Marley who found space in the packed defence and finished into the bottom corner  .Matthew McGinley would point to put Gleann Fhinne 1-4 to 0-01 up at the break.

Aodh Ruadh had to come out and it was score for score at the beginning of the second half. Daniel Marley and Matthew McGinley slotting over for Gleann Fhinne. As Ballyshannon mounted a comeback hitting an all important goal , Gleann Fhinne thought they might rue missed opportunities. It had a real championship feel going down the stretch, tempers began to flare as both teams had chances to clinch it. Aodh Ruadh got level again with an excellent free but Gleann Fhinne hung on for extra time.

It would be a battle of the fittest at this stage with both teams tiring  and many players cramping.

Aodh Ruadh took the lead and it was up to Gleann Fhinne to respond. Gavin McCormick hit an excellent long distance effort which could of needed Hawkeye levelled the tie again going into the half time of extra time. Gleann Fhinne needed to dig deep and  got the vital score from Matthew McGinley who would pounce on a short kickout and elegantly round the keeper and slot home the winner. Aodh Ruadh would keep pushing to the last but Gleann Fhinne defended strong to see out an excellent win over tough opposition. The lads look to next weekend when they face Naomh Conaill in the semi final.FT AB 1-09 to GF 2-08.

 

Adult Fixtures

Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior B Championship - Reserves – Naomh Conaill v Gleann Fhinne , Sean MacCumhaill Park, Sun 25th Sept, 14:30pm.

 

Minor Boys

Gleann Fhinne Minor boys made it back-to-back wins in the Championship on Friday and Monday.

Goals from Odhran O’Connor and Daire Quigley helped the minors race into the lead against St Nauls on Friday night. While some excellent goalkeeping from James Browne along with strong defending from Ross Bradley and Jack Long who had the better of their markers. Oisin McGlynn and Tommy McNulty hit the pick of the scores in this excellent team performance. FT 4-11 to 1-10.

Realt Na Mara Bundoran were the visitors Monday evening in the Minor Championship and the away side got of to a flyer hitting an early goal. However Gleann Fhinne settled themselves and grew into the game through scores from Jack Long and Tommy McNulty. Oisin McGlynn and Odhran O’Connor pointed before O’Connor found the net after weaving through the Bundoran defence. Gleann Fhinne were in control as Daire Quigley added his name to the scoresheet as Jack Long added his third to go into the break 1-10 to 2-00 in front.

Bundoran started bright again hitting the first few scores but Gleann Fhinne stepped it up again with five second half points from Tommy McNulty and Odhran O’Connor firing over. Gleann Fhinne found the net again with strong runs from Calum Long and Oisin McGlynn at the heart of it. A great weekend for the minors who secured another win and wait to see the permutations of other results in the group to see where they stand. FT GF 4-19 to Realt 3-06.

Underage Fixtures
Fri 23rd Sept-U17 Minor Division Two Championship – Fanad Gaels v Gleann Fhinne, 6.15pm , Miah Shiels Park Portsalon.

Sun 25th Sept- U13 Championship Gleann Fhinne v Fanad Gaels TBC

 

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Gleann Fhinne – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Padraig Ó'Dochartaigh pdec.doherty@gmail.com Garbh Abhann, An Clochán 086 3840049
Runaí Jackie Ní Mhéara secretary.glenfin.donegal@gaa.ie Baile na mBan, An Clochán 087 1222112
Cisteoir Sean O'Cnaimhsi An Bhinn Dubh, An Cloghán 087 2608539
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí David Carr Pro-glenfingaa@outlook.com
Oifigeach Oiliúna Liam Ó'Meara 087 2316219
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Prionsias Mac a Bhaird Bolbfree, An Clochán 086 2098102
Oifigeach Slaínte agus Folláine Gretta Ní Mhearthaile 087 6352927
Oifigeach ScórOifigeach na Gaeilge Patricia Ní Chonnchúr Baile na mBán, An Clochán 087 2316219
Ball an Bhord Contae 1 Padraig Ó'Dochartaigh pdec.doherty@gmail.com Garbh Abhann, An Clochán 086 3840049
Ball an Bhord Contae 2 Jim Ó'Cuinn Welshtown, Bealach Feich 087 9499195

Gleann Fhinne – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Pól Mac Fhloinn Pmcglynn71@gmail.com 086 8719166
Runaí Fainche Dorrian fainchequinn@hotmail.com 086 8496827
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Seamus Ward Seamusward61@gmail.com 087 2052481
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh
Faoi-8 Frank Ward Bolbfree, An Clochán 086 2098102
Faoi-10 Joe McGlynn 086 8731038
Faoi-12 Hugh Foy Corlecky An Clochán 086 6605997
Faoi-13 agus 14 Pól Mac Fhloinn Pmcglynn71@gmail.com 086 8719166
Faoi-16 agus faoi 15 Óg Sport Ciaran Moy 086 3524736
Faoi-18 Tony Carlin 086 8759310
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Review of the Year – 2019

2019 was a great year for our U15 boys team who won the Northern Board U15 Óg-Sport final and then went on to become 2019 County Óg-Sport Champions defeating Termon in the final. In Ulster, they went all the way to the Ulster final before eventually being defeated by a strong Lavey team from Derry. Our reserves had a good year also winning the Division 2 league, our third team won the Division 5 league championship and our ladies contested the county Gaeltacht and championship finals. Off the pitch the club is planning to extend the dressing room area and gym facilities. Plans are also at an advanced stage to provide more outdoor training and warm up areas.

Because of the high standards our ladies have set themselves over the last number of years 2019 was a quiet year on the trophy front. They contested the senior Gaeltacht and championship finals losing both to Termon. Karen Guthrie, Katy Herron,

Sinead McGinty and Anna Marie McGlynn were all part of the Donegal senior team that won the Ulster Championship which makes it 3 ulster championships in a row for these girls which is a great achivement.

Oue Senior team played in Division 2 of the league and in the Senior Championship after winning the Intermediate Championship in 2018. They had a mixed league winning 9 out of 18 games and finishing 5th. In the senior Championship they had a good run progressing out of a tough group into the quarter-finals. In the group the drew with Glenswilly, were beat by Milford and then beat Four Masters. In the quarter final they were beat by Naomh Conaill by 4 points in a game they could have won. Overall progress was made and with the introduction of young players into the senior panel the future looks good. They also competed in the senior Gaeltacht beating Cloughaneely away in the first round and then travelled to Termon where they lost by a point.

Our U21 team lost out to Realt na Mara in in the U21B championship after beating Convoy in Round 1. The 3rd team played in Division 5 of the league and in the senior C championship. Our Reserve team played in the Division 2 reserve league and in the senior B Championship. They won the league winning 14 out of 18 games. The made it to the Senior B championship semi-final where they were beaten by the eventual winners St Eunans. They also competed in the Junior Gaeltacht beating Kilcar in the first round but Na Rossa’s first team beat them in the second round by 1-11 to 1-07.

U6 Training is ongoing within the Club. The U8’s enjoyed a successful year, with a group of 25 participating in a number of Tournaments and winning the Patsy Furey Plate final. Our U12’s competed in Division 1 this year where they found it tough going but in a lot of games we were narrowly beating. We also had two children Seaghan McCormick & Amy Dorrian who represented their club at county level and played at halftime during the all-Ireland final. Our U13 girls had qualified for a 3-way play-off at the time of print.  Our U13 boys played in Division 2, they reached the northern board semi-final only to be beaten by Gweedore who went on to win the northern title. We progressed to the 3rd /4th place play off and beat Fanad Gaels. In the County Quarter Final we beat Urris but just lost out to MacCumhaills in the County semi-final. Our U14 boys were competitive in Division 1 League and had a successful run in the Division 1B Championship winning the shield by beating Buncrana in the final.  Oran O’Connor, Jack Long, Ross Bradley and Conor McMenamin were all part of Eastern and County Development Squads. The U15 Boys had a great year – firstly winning the Northern Final before going on to become 2019 County Óg-Sport Champions defeating Termon in the final played in Dungloe on the August Bank Holiday weekend. In Ulster, our lads went all the way to the final before eventually being defeated by a strong Lavey team from Derry. Shaun Ward, Daniel Marley & Darragh Carroll made the County Development Squad. The U16 boys played in Division 2 and were unbeaten in the League before losing the Northern League Final to Red Hughes. In the championship, we won all our group games but were beaten by Naomh Columba in the Co. Semi Final.

The minor ladies started training back in June and played 4 games. They won two games, drew one game and lost one. They played Downings in the county semi-final but lost by a goal. Mary Martin, Katie Long and Danielle McGinley were all part of the minor county team this year. Katie Long and Danielle McGinley were also part of the U-17 development squad. Caoimhe McGlynn played for the U-16 County team. Brenda Carr and Jamie Lee Mc Mahon played for the U-15 County Team. Mary Martin was also chosen for the Ulster Training Academy this year.

2019 Roll of Honour:

Division 1B U14 Shield Champions;

U15 Óg-Sport Northern and County Champions

Division 2 Reserve League Champions

Division 5 League Champions

Role of honour

Divisiion 1 u-13 Girls County Championship