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Chairman: SHANE McDERMOTT ,MOSSYGLEN, LECAMY ,CARNDONAGH, Co. DONEGAL,Phone: 087 759 0920

 

Ground: Tremone, Carrowmena
Club Colours: Blue/Red
Secertary: Gerard Gill Carrowmena, Lecamey P.O. Carndonagh Tel. 086-8203658
e-mail: carrowmenafc@hotmail.com
First Team Manager: Martin Mc Dermott 086 8263303 e-mail martinmcdermott@hotmail.com

Other Contacts: Gordan Campbell Tel. 087-6368232 Jim Campbell 086 0835261

First Team Colours: Red/Blue Tops: Red Shorts: Red Socks
Second Strip Black/White Tops, Black Shorts, Black Socks:
Reserve Team Colours: Red & blue Stripe Tops: Blue Shorts: Blue Socks
Second Strip: Orange/Black Tops: Black Shorts: Black Socks

Email address : carrowmenafc@hotmail.com

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History:

Carrowmena FC

 

Founded:                  1993

Location:                  The Warren, Tremone, Carrowmena, Carndonagh

Facilities:                  The grounds contain a sand based full sized football pitch with irrigation system and ¾ size training pitch. The clubhouse consists of changing rooms with showers, a meeting room, kitchen & toilets complete with closed & open air storage spaces.

First committee:    back row: (l-r) John McLaughlin (Twin), Martin McDermott, George Brennan, John Killen, George McLaughlin, Robert Carey.

Front row: (l-r) Jim Campbell, John Crumlish

Of that original team John Twin, George Brennan & Jim Campbell still serve on the committee!

Fundraisers:           The club runs various fundraising schemes on a regular basis; Golden Goal, Last Man Standing and quiz nights etc. The main income of the club is due to our Weekly Lotto Draw, for which without the club would simply not be able to continue. This is all thanks to our committed ticket sellers & community who support us buying the tickets.

The Club held a major fundraiser in 2008 to help contribute to the costs of the works to upgrade the facilities at the Club.  This took the format of a €20 ticket with a choice of purchasing 3 for €50. The top prize was a car with many other prizes drawn. The success of the draw was due to the hard work of the club committee and club members, not to mention everyone who purchased the tickets.

Honours:                  Club of the Year: Carrowmena FC Res 98/99, 00/01, 02/03 & 06/07

Reserves First Division: 2015/16

First Division: 2009/10

Fr O’Gara Cup: 2008/09

Charlie O’Donnell Cup:  2009/10 (first ever winners)

 

 

 

A brief history in time…..

After the demise of Tremone Harps the playing of soccer in Carrowmena and surrounding town lands came somewhat to a standstill. During the summers of 92/93 many local lads were playing football in back gardens and in any field that was available. After numerous discussions of getting a venue that would suit everyone and be available in all kinds of weather it was decided to ask James Elkin for his permission to resume playing football on the “Warren”, running along Tremone Bay.  This was best known as the home of football in Carrowmena down through the years to which he duly agreed.

The club entered a team in the Inishowen League in Aug 94 under the guidance and help of Herbie Barr.  Much excitement was in the air when the first set of football rigs arrived in Carrowmena and Eddie O’Kane was elected as our first manager. Sunday the 30th July 1995 was a historic day for the club as the pitch was officially opened by Finn Harps F.C. V Inishowen Select with excellent weather on the day and a huge crowd in attendance.

With continued success and increasing numbers in participation the club entered a reserve team with the Inishowen League in 1997.

The club under the guidance of the late Michael Finn applied for funding and was granted £40,000 under the 2001 Sports Capital Programme. Work started in May 2002 to redevelop the pitch to full size by Seamus Fullerton of Buncrana. Not resting at this, the club sought further funding and under the sports capital programme 2003 were awarded €120,000 plus a further top up of €24,000 from ‘CLAR’ department of community, rural and Gaeltacht affairs to build amenities. The club completed phase 2 of the pitch with the introduction of club house and changing facilities constructed by Michael Doherty (Doc) construction Ltd.

After 15 years competing in the Inishowen League the clubs best period was between 2008 and 2011 when the club won its first silverware namely the Strand Hotel First Division, The Hanlon & Greene Father O’Gara Cup & the inaugural Charlie O’Donnell Cup.  The club also secured its fourth ‘Club of the year award’. The club has recently won the reserve league first division.  In the last few years the club struggled somewhat mainly due to recent emigration of youth players of the locality.  The club is currently restructuring with one team and looking forward to the clubs 25TH anniversary which will it celebrate in 2018.

Results

Services to Football Award

Paddy Hannon Greencastle F.C. who was awarded the services to football award by the Inishowen Football League

Division Two “A” Play Off

Inishowen Engineering Division 2 A      Play Off

Clonmany Res                    2

Greencastle Res                4                      AET

Clonmany were much the better team in the opening half and in the first minute Conor Doherty raced onto a through ball but Geencastle player manager Shaun Cavanagh got across to clear at the expense of a corner.

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Buncrana Credit Union Cup Final

Buncrana Credit Union Cup  Final

Cockhill Youths                  1

Greencastle  FC                 3

Greencastle completed a clean sweep of trophies  with this come from behind victory over a very gallant Cockhill Youths. Cockhill actually opened the scoring in the first minute after

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Match Report Glengad V Greencastle

Tuesday 21st  May 

Jackie Crossan Premier Division

Glengad United                 3

Greencastle FC                  3

Greencastle ‘s bid to record a perfect sixteen league wins from sixteen just failed although in the end they needed a last gasp penalty to salvage their unbeaten record.

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Match Reports for Week Ending Sunday 19th May

Tuesday 14th May

Buncrana Credit Union Cup Semi Final

Clonmany Shamrocks      3

Greencastle FC                  3          AET  Greencastle win 3-1 on penalties

​​​​​In a pulsating cup match some early pressure from Greencastle forced two successive corners which Matty Henry took.

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Buncrana Credit Union Semi Finals

Buncrana Credit Union Cup  Semi Final  2pm  –  ET & Pens

Carn FC V Cockhill  Youths

D McLaughlin assisted by S Deeney & T McAree

Clonmany Shamrocks   v   Greencastle  FC

E Doherty assisted by P McElhinney & A McAleer

Tonight’s Results Tuesday 7th May

Buncrana Credit Union Cup ¼ Final  ET & Pens

Greencastle FC 3-0 Glengad  Shaun Doherty, Jamie Mc Cormick,Christy Hegarty

 

Hannon Greene Insurances Fr O’Gara Cup  ½ Final  ET & Pens

Cockhill Res 0-6 Cockhill Youths

 

Fixtures for Sunday 12th May

Tuesday 7th May          K-Off    7pm

Buncrana Credit Union Cup ¼ Final  ET & Pens

Greencastle FC V Glengad United

Warren Harvey assisted by EDoherty & G O Kane.

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