Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf club hosted our Annual Golf Classic on Friday the 21st of August.
With over 20 teams taking part it was an enjoyable day for all and we wish to thank all who took part. We’d like to thank John Lillis, Tim Donnelly, Terry O’Reilly and Mickey McMahon for organising it.
A sincere word of praise has to go to Seamus Lafferty from Lafferty’s Buses and The Navenny Grill who were the main sponsors and huge appreciation to others who sponsored tee-boxes. Terry O’Reilly acknowledged the continued support from all companies for the Golf Classic and spoke words of gratitude for the Golf Club and Chairman Paddy McNulty for hosting this event year in and year out.
Well done to the Under-17 Donegal team in winning the McGuigan Cup on Saturday in Maghera. A special word of praise to Seán Mac Cumhaill’s players Adam Lynch and Carl Dunnion and to mentor Mickey McMahon. Well done lads.
End of Summer Junior Disco: The club are holding an end of summer/back to school Junior Non-Alcoholic Disco in the Clubhouse for 10-14 year olds on Friday night (28th of August). Doors open at 8.00pm and the disco will finish at 10.30pm sharp. Admission is €5 and soft drinks will be available to buy on the night. Bring your friends and come along for a night of music and fun!
Seán Mac Cumhaill’s 5K: Our Annual 5K takes place on Friday the 4th of September at 7.30pm. Registration takes place from 6.00pm and all funds raised go towards preparing our underage teams. This is a great opportunity to come out and support and everyone is welcome to participate whether you Run, Walk or Crawl! Entry is €8 for over 16’s. Further details to follow.
Senior Football Championship: Our senior footballers lost out to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday evening in Mac Cumhaill Park. After being 9 points down at half time to a strong Division 1 team our seniors fought back and reduced the lead but unfortunately did not half enough time to rally.
Final Score: Seán Mac Cumhaills – 2.08 Gaoth Dobhair – 1.15. Our Reserves also lost to Gaoth Dobhair in Saturday’s opening game. Final Score: Seán Mac Cumhaills – 0.15 Gaoth Dobhair – 1.14
The next round of championship takes place this Sunday with away games for our senior and reserves taking on Glenswilly. Throw in times are 3.00pm for seniors and 1.30pm for reserves. Any changes will be noted on social media.
Hurling Fixture: We host Buncrana at home on Wednesday evening in the Senior Hurling Championship with throw in time of 7.00pm
Junior B Championship: Our third team play Red Hugh’s on Sunday. Time is 1.30pm but no venue confirmed as of yet. Please pay attention to social media for update.
Club Gear in McElhinneys: McElhinneys have a large amount of club-crested gear in stock which is going for a reduced price with €10 off each item. These items are available in both the sports and children’s department.
Club Shop: The club shop is now closed. If anything is needed please get in contact at 087 623 6599. Note: we are out of club bags. We have small sized hurling helmets in club colours with crest now at half price at €55.
Club Donegal Cards: We have 1 Club Donegal Card left which will grant access to the All-County League and every Club Championship game for the forthcoming season. The cards are priced at €50. Most clubs sell for €100 plus so this is a really good deal. Anyone interested please contact Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801.
Bingo: The Bingo takes place in Villa Rose on Sunday night with an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All are very welcome.
There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 23 and 26. There were one match 3 winner, Laura Gallen Dunnion receives €150. Jackpot this week is €6,500 and Barry Dowd’s team is selling.
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Club Lotto: The club are asking for people to help out by selling lotto’s. This would involve helping to sell 1 week out of every 7 or 8 depending on the amount of teams formed. This is an important source of funding for the club and a great way to help get involved with your club. All help available would be greatly appreciated. If interested please contact Terry O’Reilly on 086 609 5347.
Training Schedule: New players to all teams are more than welcome. Training takes place at the club unless otherwise specified. If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on Facebook or sent via text. Training will cost 2 Euro every week, and all players must have their membership paid. Please bring gum shield and a bottle of water.
U-8 training is on Saturday morning at 10.00am.
U-10 football for girls is on a Wednesday evening at 6.00pm.
U-16 boy’s football is on Monday night from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and on Friday from 6.45pm to 8.00pm.
U-8 & U-10 Hurling is at 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Sunday.
U-16 Hurling is on a Wednesday from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
U-16 and Minor girl’s Football is on Tuesday from 6.30 to 7.30pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm on a Thursday.
U-12, U-14 and U-16 Girls camogie is on a Monday at 4.30 to 6.00pm and a Friday from 5.30 to 7.00pm.