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Gleann Fhinne – Glenfin

Pairc Taobhoige map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

Latest Gleann Fhinne Notes

Lotto winning numbers for the 2nd of February are 1-2-4-8-7-5-6-3. Mairead Mc Mahon matched 3 numbers to win €60.00. Jackpot for the 9th of February is €2600.

At the monthly club meeting on Tuesday night, Mark McGinty was ratified as senior team manager and Paul Bonner as ladies’ senior team manager for the 2021 season. Best of luck to both managers and their backroom teams for 2021

Frank Ward was ratified as Children’s officer.

Club Membership is now due for the 2021 season. This year’s registration can be completed online. We are asking each member to use this to pay their club membership if possible. The new system is called An Foireann and you can get access to this by using the following link: returntoplay.gaa.ie

Congratulations to Yvonne Bonner on her well deserved Gaelic Life All-Stars Award for 2020.

Club gear is now available on O’Reilly’s Sports website

Review of the Decade – 2010-19

 

A decade in Red and White – CLG Ghleann Fhinne continued to flourish during the 2010’s promoting Gaelic Games in the parish of Kilteevogue. The upgraded playing pitch was opened in 2010 and was acomplimented by upgraded training facilities later in the decade. The club was represented at all levels during the decade fielding 4 adult teams and fielding at all underage levels, boys and girls.

 

The club celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015 and is looking forward to further developments on and off the field in decade ahead. The club enjoyed huge success on the playing fields winning the men’s Intermediate Championship in 2018 and the Intermediate B Championship in 2017.The club also won county titles at U13, U14, U15, U16, U18 and U21 during the decade. The ladies won 3 Senior Championships in 2011, 2017 & 2018 and competed in 2 Ulster Finals. The ladies also won the 2018 All Ireland Gaeltacht title. Handball is again very popular within the club with underage members winning numerous County and Ulster titles.

 

The highlight of the decade has been the success of Frank McGlynn in the Donegal jersey where he has represented the club with great honour. Frank taking the Sam Maguire back to Pairc Taobhaoige will live long in the memory. During the decade Frank won an All-Ireland Senior medal, 5 Ulster Senior medals and received an All Star award, a marvelous achievement.

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

Gleann Fhinne – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Padraig Ó'Dochartaigh pdec.doherty@gmail.com
Garbh Abhann, An Clochán
086 3840049
Rúnaí 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 Seamus Ward SeamusWard61@gmail.com 087 2052481
Oifigeach Oiliúna Pól Mac Fhloinn pmcglynn71@gmail.com Tonn Dubh Mhic Tomas, An Clochán 086 8719166
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Prionsias Mac a Bhaird Bolbfree, An Clochán 086 2098102
Oifigeach Slaínte agus Folláine Liam O'Meara Corlecky An Clochán 086 6605997
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-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Pól Mac Fhloinn Pmcglynn71@gmail.com 086 8719166
Rúnaí 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 Ciaran Moy 086 3524736
Faoi 18 Tony Carlin 086 8759310

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