1. Update Return to Play Guidelines Released
  2. Comghairdeas to Donegal’s three new appointments to National Committees
  3. Nominations for Translink Ulster GAA Community Support Award is midnight Sunday, 18 April 2021
  4. McGinley Motors Sponsor Kit Van For CLG Dhún na nGall
  5. Donegal is looking for Cúl Camp Coaches


Crampsey Park, Clonmany, map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

Latest Club Notes – Iorrás

Club Iorras 50/50 winners for April: €1,000 – Grace Grant, Magheramore. €500 – Claire Bradley, Coolcross. €100 by 5:

Mary and Martin Duffy, Urrismana; Aileen Martin, Co Cavan; Mary Doherty, Dunaff; Grace and David Hession, Roxtown and Shaun and Mary Keogh, Ballyliffin.


to all winners this month and continued thanks to all who support the club in this draw.

With underage training resuming on April 26th and hopefully our Senior men and Ladies will follow soon after that, we need to get our Club Membership for 2021 in place. The membership fees remain the same as last year and are as follows; Adult Membership €30; Student: €20 and Underage: €10 (capped at €30 per family). Anyone playing football/training for the club or out with any teams must have their membership paid up in full before training can commence to be covered by insurance in case of injury.

The Club Year 2019


Our Golden Jubilee year- Celebrating 50 years of Urris GAA –  a year of celebration for the club, from humble beginnings in 1969 the club reached a milestone of 50 years of football, fun and friendship. From the launch of Family Fun Day in June to our 50th Banquet in October we celebrated our history and we salute all members, committee and players past and present. The club launched a publication on the history of the club “From Humble Beginnings to Crampsey Park” at the banquet covering our club history from 1969-2019. On the field of play our Reserve team won the Junior B Championship and a number of trophies were won at underage level too.


Our senior footballers endured a mixed bag of results throughout the league campaign – the annual push for promotion falling short for a second successive year. Looking back, a brace of one-point defeats at the hands of Na Rossa and Naomh Padraig, matches we probably should have won, told the tale in the end.


In the Junior A Championship , Urris were grouped with Convoy and Robert Emmet’s . A spirted second half performance generated a draw in Convoy and this was followed by a win at home against the Castlefin men. Na Rossa lurked in the quarter-final and in what turned out to be a disappointing performance, Urris exited the competition by 2-08 to 0-10 following extra time. After the match Sean Paul Doherty stepped down as team manager but much thanks must go to him, Michael Doherty (S), John Gibbons, Martin Kelly and Brian Grant for the time and committement given to the senior panel.


The reserves too had a mixed bag of results in the league as it was not always easy to get games arranged. But, they delivered the perfect full stop in our 50th year when they beat Letterkenny Gaels to win the 2019 Donegal Junior B Championship. It took an injury time goal from substitute Paul McConalogue to provide the difference in a pulsating final at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny on October 12th. The first half was an end-to-end thriller with Alan Harrington, Shane Doherty and Peter Devlin sharp up front for Urris. The second half was another cracker and a real nip and tuck affair. In the end Urris outscored their opponents by 3-11 to 4-7. A one point lead to deliver a famous victory in a special year for the club. John Farren managed the successful winning team.

The club was well represented in the Donegal Masters this year with three players lining out, Sean McDaid, Adrian Doherty and Peter Devlin. All enjoyed great success culminating in winning the All Ireland Masters title.


In another busy year at under-age much credit must be paid to all coaches, parents and all who help out with our boys and girls from U-8 to minor. Pride of place goes to Donal Kelly’s U-16 boys who won the county Division 2 Shield in August beating Kilcar  in Newtown.


The U-12 girls won the Inishowen C final and the U-11 girls won the Inishowen Division one final in October. Our U-12 boys won the Gerry O’Neill B final beating Buncrana by 2-8 to 1-8. To cap off their year the U-12 boys had an enjoyable day out in Croke Park at the activity day with a tour of the stadium and playing on the Croke Park pitch in September along with their coaches Stephen Cooney and Bernard Mullins.


Dara Harkin and Oisin Doherty were member of Donegal and Inishowen development teams this year.


2019 Roll of Honour:

Donegal Junior B Championship winners.

U-16 Boys County Division 2 Shield Winners.

U-12 Boys Inishowen B winners.

U-11 Girls Inishowen A winners.


Ainm an Chlub: CLG Iorras
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Dearg agus Dubh
Alternative Colours: Glas agus Ban
Club Ground: Crampsey Park, Straid, Clonmany, Co. Donegal

Iorras – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Mark Gilmore mark@ehagroup.co.uk 086 6076826
Rúnaí Clint Marron Secretary.Urris.Donegal@gaa.ie Dunaff, Clonmany 087 1692159
Cisteoir Brian Grant brian.grant86@icloud.com 087 7700230
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Rose Kelly Pro.Urris.Donegal@gaa.ie
087 7770639
Oifigeach Oiliúna Michael Doherty, Sean Paul Doherty, Danny Kelly, Nicola Lagan Michaeldoherty77@hotmail.com 087 9975610
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Susan McCarron susanmccarron@gmx.com 086 3945954
Oifigeach Club Sláinte Grace Hession gracehession7@gmail.com 086 354616
Oifigeach Cultúr Mark Gilmore mark@ehagroup.co.uk 086 6076826
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 John J Friel frieljj@eircom.net
Dunaff, Clonmany
086 0523550
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 Mark Gilmore mark@ehagroup.co.uk 086 6076826

Urris Seniors Apr 6, 2019

Iorras – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Mark Gilmore mark@ehagroup.co.uk 086 6076826
Rúnaí Clint Marron secretary.urris.donegal@gaa.ie 087 1692159
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Rose Kelly pro.urris.donegal@gaa.ie 087 7770639
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh Clint Marron secretary.urris.donegal@gaa.ie 087 1692159
Faoi-8 Sean McDaid
Caroline McDonald
087 6030207
Faoi-10 TBC
Faoi-12 Bernard Mullins 086 4089482
Faoi-14 Michael Doherty 087 9975610
Faoi-16 Donal Kelly 087 6461707
Faoi-18 John Farren 086 0563003
Faoi-12 Cailíní Caroline McDonald
Faoi-14 agus 16 Cailíní Frances Devine 086 8942980
Faoi-18 Cailíní Susan McCarron 086 3945954

Club review of the decade 2010-19


A decade of much celebration at Urris GAA on and off the field of play. 2014 will live long in the memory of all in the club, we opened our new clubhouse with superb facilities now on par with any in the county. On the playing field our senior men  won the Junior A Championship and went on to have a great run in the Ulster Junior Football Championship just coming up short in the Ulster final. But the days out in Ballybofey, Breffni and Clones will stay in the memory of all players, coaches and supporters for years to come.


Following on from our underage success in 2009 the club in this decade has fielded teams from U-8 to minor of both boys and girls with success in Inishowen and at county level.


On the cultural side it was a decade of success in both Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsear with success achieved in Inishowen and Donegal. Acts went on to compete in Ulster finals too in both competitions.


CLG Urris would like to acknowledge all the work put in across the club by its many volunteers this and every year, its unseen work in many cases. The club would like to express sympathy to all members and their families who suffered bereavments during the year.


Fifty years done- so as 2019 nears completion and another chapter will open in 2020. Here’s hoping for another fifty years of fun, friendship and football at Urris GAA Club for all members at home and abroad.