U16 semi final tonight

Johnny McGinty’s Under 16 team take on St Catherine’s FC in the first leg of the Donegal Schoolboys U16 Champions League semi final this evening at 6.45pm at Station Road.

Kildrum U16 manager Jonny McGinty.

Kildrum are the defending champions in the competition having defeated Iona in last season’s final. This year, the young Tigers have already won the East Donegal U16 Cup and finished in second in the League as well as reaching the last 32 of the Barry Cup. They have qualified as second placed team in their Group for the semi finals and face a tough assignment against a strong St Catherine’s side.

Kick-off is at Station Road at 6.45pm and a big crowd would be most welcomed.

The return leg is on Sunday at 11am in Emerald Park.


Mini Lotto Results, April 2nd

The number drawn in this week’s lotto were 4, 11, 17, 23. There was no winner of the 1,000 jackpot. The match three winner was Grainne Fitzpatrick, St Johnston. Lotto draw takes place every Saturday in the Fisherman’s Inn. Lottos available in the bar or from any committee member.


Tough start to Knockalla Cup

Knockalla Caravans Cup holders Kildrum Tigers have been handed a tough start to the defence of the trophy as they have been paired with Niall McGonagle’s Buncrana Hearts in the first round of this year’s competition. Raymond McDaid’s Tigers were awarded the 2010 Cup somewhat controversially by the Ulster FA Disciplinary Committee after their final with Derry City wasn’t played on the appointed final date.
The draw for the 2011 competition was made by the Ulster FA last night, Thursday, with the first round games to take place on Sunday week, April 10th.
The Buncrana v Kildrum clash is one of just two all-USL games, with the other seeing Killea FC host Bonagee. Elsewhere, Fanad United meet Redcastle and Letterkenny Rovers meet Clonmany Shamrocks in two interesting ties with reigning USL Champions Cockhill Celtic handed a derby meeting of sorts with fellow Inishowen side Culdaff FC.
Derry City host Kilmacrennan Celtic, while the Donegal League is guaranteed two clubs in round two. Glenea United are away to top Donegal League Premier Division side and their local foes Gweedore Celtic with Lifford Celtic travelling to Dunkineely Celtic in the two all-Donegal League clashes in round one.
First Round Draw

Gweedore Celtic v Glenea United

Letterkenny Rovers v Clonmany Shamrocks
Derry City v Kilmacrennan Celtic
Killea v Bonagee United
Dunkineely Celtic v Lifford Celtic
Cockhill Celtic v Culdaff
Fanad United v Redcastle United
Buncrana Hearts v Kildrum Tigers
* Games to take place on the week ending Sunday April 10th

Mini Lotto Results, March 12

The numbers drawn in the weekly €1,000 Mini Lotto were 4, 6, 12, 21. There was no winner of the €1,000 Jackpot. The winner of the Match 3, €30 prize was John Tinney snr, Ard Baithin. Lottos are available from any committee member or from the Fisherman’s Inn. Lotto draw takes place in the Fisherman’s Inn every Saturday.


Tigers handed tough League start

Kildrum Tigers have been handed a tough start to their Ulster Senior League season, as they have back-to-back away games against Fanad United and Champions Cockhill Celtic in the opening three weekends.

Raymond McDaid’s team take on Convoy Arsenal at home on the first weekend of the new League season, on April 24th,with two stern away games at Fanad (May 1st) and Donal O’Brien’s title holders Cockhill (May 22nd) following.

It doesn’t get much easier for Kildrum, who have old rivals Letterkenny Rovers and John Quigg’s young Derry team in their next two games, meaning they play four of the top sides from last year inside the first handful of fixtures.

Raymond McDaid's team have been handed a tough start to the new season.

In the Donegal News sponsored League Cup, meanwhile, Kildrum have been drawn in a tough three-team Group C along with Letterkenny Rovers and Bonagee United.

The first League Cup game sees Kildrum play Peter Moran’s Bonagee away on April 17th, with a home tie against Rovers following.

The draw for the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup – a competition Kildrum won last year, following the decision of the Ulster FA to award us the Cup following Derry’s refusal to play on the appointed date – has not been made, but Sunday April 10th will be the season opener in that competition.

The fixtures for the Reserves have not yet been circulated.




Mini Lotto results, March 5

The numbers drawn in the weekly €1,000 Mini Lotto were 3, 10, 16, 23. There was no winner of the €1,000 Jackpot. The winner of the Match 3, €30 prize was Chud Duddy, St Johnston. Lottos are available from any committee member or from the Fisherman’s Inn. Lotto draw takes place in the Fisherman’s Inn every Saturday.


Tigers reach Champions League semis

Kildrum Tigers  5
Dungloe Town    1
MICKEY Duffy netted a hat-trick as Kildrum Tigers comfortably overcame Dungloe Town in this Champions League group game in perfect conditions in St Johnston yesterday.
It’s the Tigers’ second win in the group after overcoming Eany Celtic on the first day out and means that they qualify for the semi finals of a competition they won last year.

Michael Duffy - hat-trick against Dungloe.

They swept ahead yesterday through striker Gerard McGaughey on 10 minutes, while it was two-nil when Duffy fired home past the helpless ‘keeper. Duffy was on song and he made it three-nil with an expert finish, before Darragh Hanlon managed to pull one back for the visitors.
After the break, Padraig Doherty slotted home to make it 4-1 and it was game, set and match Kildrum when Man of the Match Duffy took the match ball by riffling home his third in style.

Kildrum: Marty Mongan; Jason McKinney, Colm Paul Robb, David Friel, Shane Porter; Stephen Keys, Mickey Duffy, Padraig Doherty, John Fullerton; Willie Gillespie, Gerard McGaughey.

Referee: Marty McGarrigle

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