Club Notes

03rd December 2023

Parish Centre Donegal Town , Sat 2nd Dec @ 7:30pm

The club AGM took place on the 2nd December 2023 in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre in Donegal Town. A comprehensive report on all club activities was presented by club secretary Emer Leape. The continued success of our underage teams, ongoing growth of club membership (955 membership across the whole club in 2023 with 33 teams/groups currently), and continued fundraising for the clubhouse featuring. Club Treasurer Katrina Shovlin and Chairperson Pauric Harvey then gave their reports. In the Chairpersons address Pauric thanked all the club volunteers for their hard work over the year; with highlights like the club dinner dance in Harvey’s Point, providing GAA games for over 600 players at underage level, reaching various finals at boys and girls football since last years AGM including national U15 Feile and Ulster U17 Finals, and winning Gaelic Life Ulster Club of the Year featuring. Challenges such a need for more volunteers across all areas in the club (especially in lotto sales, game day help with gates and tea hut sales, etc.) was highlighted; anyone able to help out in anyway in the club should contact any of the officers or team managers in the club.
The election of officers then took place, with the following positions elected;

Chairperson Pauric Harvey
Vice Chairperson Greg McGroary
Secretary Emer Leape
Assistant Secretary Emer McMullin
Treasurer Katrina Shovlin
Assistant Treasurer Conor Gillespie
PRO Maria Griffin
Registrar Sandra Perry
Health and Wellbeing officer to be appointed at next meeting
Players Representative Ryan Haughey
Club House Development officer Trevor James
Planning officer Emmet Gallagher
Fundraising officer Rory O’Donnell
Children Officer to be appointed at next meeting
Coaching officer Barry Dunnion
Oifig na Gaeilge Paula Monaghan
A discussion on three motions around rules took place. The 1st motion was regarding extra time leading to penalties rule with it suggested after 10 minutes of extra time, it goes to next score wins. The 2nd and 3rd Motions covered an amendment of the foot block rule and the term time on county boards also took place (maximum of 5 years with a three year break suggested before anyone can serve again). All three motions were proposed by Seamus McAnaw and all passed the meeting will go forward to the County Board.

Minor Ulster Championship

Good luck to our Minor Boys who play O’Donovan Rossa,Magherafelt in the Ulster Quarter final on Sat 9th Dec at 5pm, at St Pauls in Belfast.
Ladies Awards Night

All are welcome to join us in celebrating the Four Masters Ladies End of Year Awards Night 2023 on Sunday 10th December in the St John Bosco Centre @ 6pm. Where we will be joined by a Legend of LGFA, Mayo, and Aussie Rules Star Cora Staunton.

Week 10 Draw Winners
€1000 – Malachy McMenamin
€400 – Una McBrearty
€250 – Louise and Ivan Matthews
€100 – Karina Kyle
Thanks to everyone who has supported our draw this year.

Club Dinner Dance – Jan 20th 2024
Dinner Dance Tickets on sale now!! To order your ticket contact Emer (087 2070708) or Katrina (087 2818364). Payment required by 13th Jan. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent.


By fourmasterspro Sun 3rd Dec