PAITE GABHA – PETTIGO

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Ainm an Chlub: Paite Gabha / Pettigo
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: D agus Bán / Maroon and White
Alternative Colours: none
Club Ground: Billary, Pettigo

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The Club Year 2019

Pettigo GAA has continued to be the predominant sporting and cultural focal point of our community in 2019. Given the continued demographics of population shift from rural to urban areas, coupled with emigration, a decline in overall membership and participation rates continues. Despite these challenges and with the support of our émigrés, particularly in New York, the club remains in robust form. Brexit presents acute challenges to the club with the team comprising members from Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. The GAA has an important role to play in facilitating continued cross community fraternal relations in the border region.

Having achieved Junior Championship success last season, and contemplating the move up to Division 4, the club was in buoyant mood during the pre-season. Our strategic goal for the year was to remain competitive in the division while awaiting the much needed transisiton of our minor players to senior level next year, to help give the squad more depth. Unfortunately, the season proved difficult for our seniors due to an unusally high number of injuries, and given the limitations in numbers, we were forced to withdraw from the Championship. Despite these setbacks our overall numbers are increasing next season with the addition of five new faces to the squad. We can consolidate the work done this year and bring it into next season on a positive note.

 

Naomh Brid/Pettigo Under Thirteens made it to the Division 2 County Final, finishing as runners up. Pettigo players Daithi Moss and Ronan Maher featuring on the panel.

Pettigo Under 10’s and Under 8’s, under the management of Declan and Pauric Colton, played several Blitz’s across the county.

Junior B Champions 2018 – Pettigo

Paite Gabha / Pettigo – SENIOR BOARD

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Colin McFarland 00447921622500
Runaí Barry Secretary.pettigo.donegal@gaa.ie 0868372415
Cisteoir James 0861996158
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Declan Declancolton@gmail.com 00447720345318

Minor Board Details

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-mail Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Pauric Colton 0044 7738341142
Runaí Joanne Kane joannekane@live.ie 086 3742859
OCP Declan Colton declancolton@gmail.com 0044 7720345318
Regional Board Delegates NA
Faoi 7 Gavin Carr 083 4554542
Faoi 9 Kevin Kane 0044 739201576
Faoi 11 Pauric Colton 0044 7738341142

 

1st Twelve 2nd 15
1 Paul Robinson 7 Callum McGrath 1 Caolon Colton 9 Reece McGrath 16 Darren Johnston
2 Sean Maher 8 Matthew Gallagher 2 Jarlath Leonard 10 Cahir McGrath 17 Kieran McGee
3 Sean Russell 9 Ollie McCaughey 3 Conor Colton 11 Adrian Britton 18 Eoghan Cross
4 Sean Robinson 10 Conor Honey 4 John Honey 12 Enda Baird 19 Conor Lynch
5 Eoghan McGoldrick 11 Johnny McManus 5 David Robinson 13 Adam McBarren 20 John Kane
6 Martin Hilley 12 Oran McGrath 6 Colin McFarland 14 Darren Johnson 21 Kevin Kane
7 Thomas Britton 15 Patrick Carr 22 Jack Britton
8 Jamie McCafferty
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Club review of the decade 2010-19

The club celebrated its 100 year centerary in 2014. Celebrations took place with guest speaker Marty Morrissey, alongside all Ireland winners Martin McHugh, Mark McHugh and Ryan McHugh.

Our Under 12’s travelled to Croke Park in 2016 and played at half time during the Donegal v Dublin game. It was a fantastic experience for our underage players. Our Under 16 amalgamated team won a regional final the same year. We had a massive fundraiser, the boxing night.

In 2017 we won the Divison 5 league. Pettigo reached the Junior B final. There was a dinner dance with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh as guest of honour, and the team was presented with a set of ties from Magees of Donegal to mark the occassion. Our Under 12s also won a shield final.

In 2018 Pettigo competed well in the division 4 league . Pettigo won the junior B county championship in a memorable replayed final against Red Hughs. Trailing on a 2-6 tom0-6 scoreline at half-time, Pettigo came storming back in the second half to record a 1-11 to 2-6 victory. Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan presented the team with their championship medals.

We had lots of productive work done at the grounds,  including the completion of new dugouts and the installation of a defibrillator, something that every club should have. We traveled all over Donegal with our under 8 and under 10 squads who enjoyed many days out at blitzes. Our amalgamated  Naomh Brid/Pettigo U13s won the league final and went on to play in a county final.