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Realt na Mara Bundobhráin

Gaelic Park map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

St Patrick’s GAA club, now Realt na Mara, was established in 1915. Football and hurling in Bundoran, preceded this – references to hurling games on Tullan Strand in the 1840s mention the fine backdrop of cliffs provided an ideal vantage point for spectators. Bundoran Sinn Fein won the second Donegal Hurling championship in 1907, the first was won by Burt Hibernians in 1906. They also won the third and fourth hurling championships although these were played in 1919 and 1922. Football dominated in the town thereafter and now there are no hurling teams in Bundoran, although some younger members play with Aodh Ruadh. From time to time, but not consistently, Realt na Mara take part in the Scór Soisear. Handball, once popular in the town fell by the wayside and the old handball alley below American House was totally destroyed in 2017 during new sewage works construction despite calls to have the alley reconstructed.

 

The town’s footballers have the distinction of winning the County’s first football championship, the 1919 title, after a three match marathon with Killygordon, with the third and decisive match played in March 1920 in the Brandywell. Since then Bundoran won senior championships in 1934 and 1979 and were part of St Josephs, with Ballyshannon, that won 7 senior and 3 Ulster championships in the 1960/70s. St Joseph’s also won an unofficial pilot All-Ireland club championship in 1968. Bundoran have a knack for getting in early [but not often 🙁 ] – winning the first Intermediate championship in 1977, and again in 2010 and 2015. In 2019 the seniors play in Brian McCormack Division 1, promoted in 2018 winning Division 2 League en route. In addition to Senior, Reserve and u-21 teams at adult level, Realt na Mara cater for children age 5 – 17 with underage football for boys and girls at u-6, u-8 and u-10s and boys at u-12, u-13, u-14, Óg Sport, u-16, and u-17. Older girls play for our sister Bundoran LGFA who run six ladies squads.

 

Realt na Mara is proud to serve the community of Bundoran and environs. We are indebted to officials, mentors, managers, members, sponsors and other supporters. Finally, great work is done at St Macartan’s NS and Magh Ene College promoting Gaelic games and the GAA values.

Ainm an Chlub: Realt na Mara BunDobhrain
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Black/Amber
Alternative Colours: Red / Black
Club Ground: Gaelic PK

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Brian McEniff brian@bmceniffhotels.com
1 Railway road Bundoran
087 2244432
Rúnaí Gerry Breslin secretary.bundoran.donegal@gaa.ie 087 2443414
Cisteoir Philip McGlynn Lisadell Avenue 087 2561320
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Noel Carr pro.bundoran.donegal@gaa.ie 087 7851531
Oifigeach Oiliúna John McEniff johnmceniff@hotmail.com 087 2386250
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Noel Carr Doran Cottages, East End, Bundoran 087 7851531
Oifigeach Slainte agus Follaine James Keaney keaneyboy@hotmail.com 086 3062093
Oifigeach Cultúr John Campbell Ardfarna 087 2851113
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 Ryan Walsh Gaelic Park 083 8941583
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 Pat Walsh patgaawalsh@hotmail.com 087 9142748

Latest Realt na Mara Notes

Bunotto Results 14/03
There was no winner of this weeks Realt na Mara Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 2  6  10  13  14. The 3 x €50 winners were Barry McElduff Carrickmore Co Tyrone Mary Gilroy Ballintrillick Co Sligo Paul Michell Ardfarna Bundoran   Next week’s jackpot will be €2350.We thank everyone for their continued support of our Bunotto each week.
Bord na nOg Bagpack
Huge thankyou to everyone who helped out and contributed to our successful bagpack on Saturday.Special thanks to Des and all at Cosgroves Supervalu for their help in facilitating us on the day.
Bord na nOg Underage
Training continues for our U8s on Wednesday  and our U6s on Thursday at 6pm in the Magh Ene hall. Please bring your own water bottles and €2 for the use of the hall.New children are always welcome.
U10 Training is on the normal time.
U12 Training is on Tuesdays at 5 15 to 6 15 pm in Gaelic Park
U14 Training  is on the usual times
Hard luck to our U16s who were defeated by Naomh Mhuire in Annagry on Monday evening
Ladies
Well done to our U14 team who got their league off to a winning start on Monday against St. Nauls with a score line of 4.07 to 5.00.
U14 – U10s training continues Wednesday 7pm location TBC.
U16s training Friday at 4.30pm on the football pitch in Bundoran. All girls born in 2003, 2004 and 2005 welcome.
Ladies adult team training continues on Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm in Magh Ene hall. The ladies have their 1st  league game on Sunday morning away to Ardara at 11am. 
Registration forms will be given out at all training sessions this week, it is important to get registrated ASAP for the season ahead. The fee for the year is €40 for underage and €50 for over 18 players.
 
Culcamp
The Kelloggs Culcamp takes place this year from Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th.The online booking system is now available at   https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=Donegal&venue=&week=
 
Membership
Club membership is now due for all members.
Adult Membership Player €60  Non Player  €40
Bord na nOg  Youth Member €40  U6  Member  €15
Adult Membership to be paid to Registrars Tommy Hourihane  & Bosco Moohan 0868095716
Underage to Catherine Barrett or Siobhan Govorov.