1. Buncrana record first ever Senior Hurling Championship win against Burt
  2. Tickets still Available for Croke Park Double Header
  3. Week 2 and 3 Cúl Camp Photos
  4. Places on Week 4 Cúl Camps still available
  5. Super 8s Round 3 Donegal play Saturday August 3rd at Elvery’s McHale Park in Castlebar

Realt na Mara Bundobhráin

Gaelic Park map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

Stair – Realt na Mara

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 the vaunted St Joseph’s team, with Ballyshannon, that 7 senior and 3 Ulster championships in the 1960s and 1970s. St Joseph’s also won an unofficial pilot All-Ireland club championship in 1968. Bundoran have a kack for getting in early (but not often L) – winning the first Intermediate championship in 1977, and again in 2010 and 2015. In 2019 the senior team play in Brian McCormack Division 1, promoted in 2018 winning the Division 2 League en route. In addition to Senior and Reserve squads and an u-21 team at adult level, Realt na Mara caters for children age 5 – 17 with underage football for boys and girls at u-6, u-8 and u-10s and boys teams 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 its environs and is indebted to its officials, mentors, managers, members, sponsors and other supporters. Finally, great work is also done at schools level in St Macartan’s NS and in Magh Ene College to promote Gaelic games and the values represented by the GAA.


Realt na Mara – Aibréan 2019

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

Realt na Mara – Senior Board

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

Realt na Mara – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach James Keaney 086 3062093
Rúnaí Frances McMahon Bundoransecretary83@gmail.com 083 1841252
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Noel Carr pro.bundoran.donegal@gaa.ie 087 7851531
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh Siobhan Govorov
Michael McMahon
Bundoransecretary83@gmail.com 086 6046415
086 8706841
Faoi-6 Raymond Daly 086 8146219
Faoi-8 Shane O'Donnell 087 0652025
Faoi-10 James Kelly 087 6562553
Faoi-12 Cody Granaghan 083 0439823
Faoi-14 Eamonn Barrett 086 8202729
Faoi-16 Barry McGowan bazmullet@hotmail.co.uk 086 2243271
Faoi-18 Barry McGowan bazmullet@hotmail.co.uk 086 2243271

Latest Realt na Mara Notes

Bunotto Results 11/07
There was no winner of this weeks Realt na Mara Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 1  2  3  8  19.The  3 x €50 winners were  Pauline Mimnagh Bundoran Patsy McGloin Castlegal Co Sligo Tara Glancy Bawnboy Co Cavan.Next week’s jackpot will be €3250.We thank everyone for their continued support of our Bunotto each week.
Training continues for the U6s on Thur at 6pm in Gaelic Park.
The U8s hosted Ardara in Gaelic Park for an enjoyable morning of football last Saturday. Training continues on Wed at 6pm.
The U10s Training  continues at the usual times.
The U14s continue to train on Wed and Fri at 6pm.
Well done to our U15 Og Sport team aho gave a good account of themselves in Ardara last Saturday.
Training continues for the minors at the usual times.
Senior and Reserve
Both sides recorded excellent wins at home to Cloughaneely on Saturday last.The Reserves produced another good performance with 2 goals from Christopher Keaney and 1 from Cosy Joe Stapleton to run out winners on a 3-12 to 1-14 scoreline. The Seniors also gathered 2 much needed points in a real Jekyll and Hyde match.Having led by 13 pts at one stage the deficit was reduced to 4 with 5 mins remaining before eventually winning by 9 pts.Cian McEniff, Gary Clancy,Michael McEniff and Niall Carr all found the net for Bundoran in a 4-13  to 2-10 victory.
U12 & U10 training Monday at 6.30pm. Two female adults needed to stay for the session.
U12 play at home on Wednesday at 6.30pm against N.Colmcille. Players to be at pitch for 5.45pm.
U16 play at home Tuesday at 8pm against Convoy. Players to be at the pitch 7.15pm.
U18s & Seniors training 7.30pm on Tuesday.
Reminder all girls at all age levels must have gum shields and their own water bottle for all training sessions and games. Also any player that still has not paid their registration for the year please bring it to their training or games or it can be dropped into BankHouse/Choices at any stage.
Well done to Ava Fallon and Katie Carty that have been picked for the next stage of the U13 Co development programme.
Club Gear
A wide variety of Realt na Mara club gear is now available to purchase online from O Neills Sports. Why not check it out now at the link  from our FB page  https://goo.gl/nWCSda
Cúl Camp
The Kelloggs Culcamp takes place this year from Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th.The club are hosting a registration night to facilitate persons who wish to book the camp online on Tuesday July 16th  from 7pm to 8pm in the local community centre .This is an opportunity for  people  to avoid the queue on the first morning of the  camp. All you need to bring is a credit or debit card.First child is €60 Second child €55  and third and subsequent children €45 The online booking system is now available at   https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=Donegal&venue=&week=
Clubman Jamie Brennan is one of two Donegal Ambassadors for the 2019 Cúl Camps.