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August 13, 2019

Lotto Results 11/08/2019


Numbers: 12, 13, 16, 20, 25.

No jackpot winner. 

€100 Winner: Paul O’Malley (OnlIne).


Next week’s Jackpot: €8150!!!


🏻‍Play Online*:


Online sales close midnight Saturday each week.


🏻‍♂️Play in Person: Tickets available from committee members, in local shops and bars. John will be outside Kerrykeel shop on Saturday from 10am-12.30pm.


Pieta House donation in memory of Gary Kelly (PHOTO ATTACHED)


Pictured are Jimmy Coyle and Cathal Martin on behalf of Gaeil Fhánada presenting Red Hughs players Gerry Melaugh, Calvin Bradley, Peadar Mc Glinchey and Denim Rowan a cheque of €315 for Pieta House in memory of Gary Kelly on Saturday evening last.

Winner takes all fixture for the minors


Minor Championship Division 2

Gaeil Fhánada v Dungloe

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 @ 7:30

Páirc Uí Shiadhail 


The minors head into their third group match in the minor championship on Wednesday night with a place in the quarter final at stake The lads began their campaign with a narrow victory away to Naomh Ultan a fortnight ago, but came up short by three points against Naomh Muire last week. Dungloe are sitting in the same position, have won one and lost one of their games. 


It promises to be an exciting evening of action in Portsalon, all support welcome.


Best of luck to the lads!!!


Minors perform well, but Naomh Muire prevail


Gaeil Fhánada 2:12

Naomh Muire 3:12 


The minors lost out tonight in a tight battle against Naomh Muire, with the visitors prevailing by three points in the end. 


Both teams fought hard, and there were some great battles on the pitch with some fantastic score taking on show. 


The first half was tight with Naomh Muire starting well and getting early scores leading by five points to one after the first quarter. The Gaels were creating plenty opportunities, but not converting them. Fanad did fight back well and a Liam McGrenaghan goal helped them back in to the game. Late in the half Naomh Muire then got a goal themselves and went in at half time with a three point cushion. Gaeil Fhanada 1-3 Naomh Muire 1-6


Fanad started the second half well getting back into the game and were getting considerable joy from pressing the Naomh Muire kick-out.

Gaeil Fhánada did manage to move into the lead after 40 minutes, but that sparked the lads from Íochtar na Rosann into action. 

Naomh Muire hit a purple patch and hit two goals in quick succession and also fired over a couple of points which put them in a strong position as the game moved into its final stages. Fanad, try as they mighty just weren’t able to close the gap, but gave everything to do so. 

The effort from the Gaels lads couldn’t be faulted and they worked right to the final whistle but just couldn't find the goal to level it in the last few minutes. 

Eoghan McGrenaghan put in a big shift in the middle winning some good ball, Mark Gallagher and Aaron McConigley worked extremely hard throughout, as did the whole team. 


Eoin McGonigle


Mark Gallagher 

Johnny Gallagher 

Michael Sweeney


Liam Sweeney 

Eoghan McGrenaghan 

Aaron McConigley


Ryan McGinley 

Shaun Kerr (0-3)


Pauric Clinton 

Liam McGrenaghan(2-7) 

Darragh Sweeney


Dylan McFadden (0-1) 

Joshua McAteer (0-1) 

Dan Kerr


Subs used; 

James Howe 

Peter Carr 

Sean Sweeney


The boys now have a massive match next week against Dungloe on Wednesday in Portsalon. Both teams have won one and lost one so a place in the quarter finals is up for grabs for the winner.


Gallant effort in Mountcharles from u14 boys


A depleted u14 panel made the trip to Mountcharles on Monday evening to face St. Naul’s in their second championship game. The weather wasn’t kind to the teams, as constant rain during the first half was replaced by torrential rain for the first period of the second half. It didn’t deter either side however, as they battled through the conditions to put on an entertaining display.


St. Naul’s were the stronger outfit on the evening but among the Gaeil Fhánada highlights was Ciarán Mc Elwaine’s performance in the half forward line during the first period which was rewarded with a fine point. JP Gallagher and Callum Mc Ateer from the penalty spot scored the goals for the Fanad boys in the second half. Indeed they were unlucky not to have hit the net twice more with the woodwork coming to the hosts’ rescue. St. Naul’s were also unfortunate on a few occasions with the weather definitely playing a part. 


The Gaels management were delighted with the spirit and effort of the team, with the likes of Cormac Sweeney, Jamie Mc Ateer, Shane Carr, Emmet Kelly and Daibhead Lynch standing out with their performances. The next outing comes on Friday evening when the lads will host Naomh Colmcille in Portsalon. 


Brian Gallagher, Eoghan Logue, Seán Carr, Cormac Sweeney, Jamie Mc Ateer, Callum Mc Ateer, Shane Carr, Ciarán Sweeney, Emmet Kelly, Ciarán Mc Elwaine, James Mc Ateer, Theo Mc Cardle, Cian Friel, JP Gallagher, Daibhead Lynch. Shaun Mc Devitt for Cian Friel, Dean Friel for Ciarán Mc Elwaine.


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