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  2. @NaomhConaill qualify from @MMurphySports Senior Championship Group B and @KillybegsGAA are runners-up
  3. @CLGCloughaneely top Group A in the Michael Murphy Intermediate Championship, @NaomhBridGAA are runners-up and @RedHughsGAA qualify for quarterfinals as one of the best runners-up
  4. @CLGNaomhColumba top Intermediate Championship Group C, @Naomh_Colmcille are runners-up, while @GaeilFhanadaCLG await tomorrow’s results.
  5. @LetterkennyGael win @MMurphySports Junior Championship Group C and @Moville take second place

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 5/09
There was no winner of this weeks Realt na Mara Bunotto Jackpot. The winning numbers were 1  3  5  15  17.The  3 x €50 winners were Liam Devins Cliffoney R McConnell Newtowstewart John Gallagher. Coolcholly Ballyshannon.Next week’s jackpot will be €3650.We thank everyone for their continued support of our Bunotto each week.
Underage
Our U8s enjoyed an excellent Blitz hosted by our neighbours Aodh Ruadh on Saturday last. Training continues on Wednesdays at 6pm
Training for the U13s continues at the usual times.
Senior and Reserve
Both teams made their first appearances in the Championship on Sunday last.The Reserves produced a battling performance but the old adage of goals win matches was very much the case..In a very evenly contested affair a Termon goal midway through the second half gave them the edge at the final whistle.Fulltime score Termon 1-07 Realt na Mara 0-08.The Senior match was also a very close game with a point from Alan Russell at the death being the difference.The lead changed hands on several occasions and a wonderful save from Conor Carty kept the Seasiders in front towards the end of very close encounter. Finalscore Termon 0-11 Realt na Mara 0-12.Both teams will welcome Kilcar to Gaelic Park next Sunday for the second round of matches in the Championship and we ask that as many people as possible get up to support both teams.
Ladies
Training for U13s down to and including U10’s Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm. The following are the remaining U13’s fixtures 2019 Round 3 – 21st Sept R.Emmetts V Bundoran Round 4 – 28th Sept
St. Nauls V Bundoran Round 5 – 5th Oct Bundoran V N.Columba  .Games fixed for 11am Saturday mornings,
Annual Realt na Mara Golf Classic 
The club are holding a Golf Classic @ the local Golf Club on Friday Sept 13th.Anyone wishing to enter a team or individually is welcome to do so by contacting Philip McGlynn Great Northern Hotel  0719841204 /087 2561320  or David Robinson Golf Club Club Pro 0719841302.
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