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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

Honours:
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

1 - 4

Illies Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

2 - 3

Moville Res vs Carrowmena F. C.

7 - 4

Carrowmena F. C. vs Clonmany Youths

6 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Carndonagh Reserves

2 - 3

Cockhill Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

9 - 3

Carrowmena F. C. vs Buncrana Reserves

1 - 8

Dunree Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

5 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Culdaff Reserves

1 - 1

Sea Rovers vs Carrowmena F. C.

7 - 2

Rashenney F. C. vs Carrowmena F. C.

6 - 0

Carrowmena F. C. vs Rashenney Reserves

1 - 2

Aileach Youths vs Carrowmena F. C.

0 - 2

Aileach Youths vs Carrowmena F. C. P. Mc Elhinney

5 - 0

Clonmany Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. W.Harvey

0 - 8

Carrowmena F. C. vs Clonmany Celtic J.P.Fahey

5 - 3

Redcastle Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. L.Porter

0 - 4

Carrowmena F. C. vs Dunree Reserves J.J. Lafferty

1 - 4

Carrowmena F. C. vs Carndonagh Reserves S.Deeney

0 - 11

Carrowmena F. C. vs Moville Res L.Porter

10 - 0

Cockhill Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. P.Mc Elhinney

3 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Rashenney Reserves T.O'Loughlin

7 - 0

Aileach Youths vs Carrowmena F. C. P. Mc Elhinney

1 - 2

Illies Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

2 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Culdaff Reserves

1 - 1

Rashenney Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

11:00 am

Rashenney Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. P.Mc Elhinney

3 - 0

Clonmany Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

0 - 6

Carrowmena F. C. vs Redcastle Reserves T.O'Loughlin

4 - 2

Culdaff Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. L.Porter

2 - 4

Carrowmena F. C. vs Cockhill Reserves P.Mc Elhinney

3 - 2

Aileach Youths vs Carrowmena F. C. G.O'Kane

1 - 0

Carrowmena F. C. vs Dunree Reserves S.Deeney

2 - 5

Carrowmena F. C. vs Greencastle Reserves

1 - 6

Carrowmena F. C. vs Moville Res T.O'Loughlin

2 - 2

Carndonagh Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. E.Mc Daid

0 - 1

Carrowmena F. C. vs QPS Reserves P.Mc Elhinney

4 - 0

Illies Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. G.O'Kane

5 - 0

Carrowmena F. C. vs Illies Reserves

1 - 2

Glengad Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. S. Deeney

1 - 1

Carrowmena F. C. vs Redcastle Reserves

2 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Moville Res S.Deeney

1 - 1

Carrowmena F. C. vs Dunree Reserves A. Mc Aleer

7 - 0

Carndonagh Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C.

1 - 3

Carrowmena F. C. vs Aileach Youths E.Mc Daid

2 - 4

Carrowmena F. C. vs Greencastle Reserves

1 - 2

Rasheney Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. P.Mc Gettigan

1 - 3

Carrowmena F. C. vs Cockhill Reserves J.J. Lafferty

2 - 1

Culdaff Res vs Carrowmena F. C.

1 - 7

Carrowmena F. C. vs Illies Celtic J.P. Houghton

0 - 3

Carrowmena F. C. vs Aileach Reserves

0 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Cockhill Celtic Youths A. Mc Aleer

8 - 0

Illies Celtic vs Carrowmena F. C. B. Mc Daid

5 - 1

Redcastle United vs Carrowmena F. C. M. Mc Gonigle

3 - 1

Carrowmena F. C. vs Sea Rovers E.Doherty

4 - 4

QPS Reserves vs Carrowmena F. C. C.Doherty

4 - 1

Moville Celtic vs Carrowmena F. C. W. Harvey

5 - 1

Rasheney F. C. vs Carrowmena F. C. J.J. Lafferty

0 - 6

Carrowmena F. C. vs Aileach Reserves J. P. Houghton

1 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Clonmany Reserves B.Mc Daid

3 - 8

Carrowmena F. C. vs QPS Reserves L.Porter

2 - 0

Sea Rovers vs Carrowmena F. C.

3 - 5

Carrowmena F. C. vs Clonmany Reserves

0 - 8

Carrowmena F. C. vs Buncrana

2 - 6

Carrowmena F. C. vs Redcastle United

6 - 2

Cockhill Celtic vs Carrowmena F. C.

1 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Moville Celtic

3 - 2

Carrowmena F. C. vs Rasheney F. C.

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League HannonGreene Fr O’Gara Cup awards:
Michael McCole Redcastle FC receiving winners award from Mary Hannon, Sponsor and Ronan Hoy, winner of the Man of the Match award
at back: FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President (left) and Terence Hegarty (Inishowen League)
Back: Committee members – John McLaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Jude McCrossan – Diarmuid O’Brien

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President and Joe’s wife Kathleen

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division awards
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the Top Goalscorer award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and James henry receiving the Player of the Year award. included is Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division award
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2B awards:
Benny Hegarty, Aileach Youths receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League PRO Terence Hegarty

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Andrew Gallagher, Sea Rovers, Player of the Year and Shane Skelly collected the Top Goalscorer trophy on behalf of Ronan Doherty, Carrowmena FC from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar vice-chair Gerard Davenport

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Jack Soal, Buncrana Hearts Res. receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Patrick McLaughlin receiving the Top Goalscorer award on behalf of Jack McLaughlin Culdaff FC and Michael McElroy, Aileach Reserves Player of the Year receiving the awards from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Gareth McElroy of Aileach Reserves receiving the trophy from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Charlie O’Donnell Memorial Cup awards:
Bernard Gubbins Nephwe of Charlie O’Donnell seated centre) presenting the trophy to Michael McElroy, aileach Reserves. Gareth McElroy (left) was Man of the Match
at back: League vice- chair Gerard Davenport, Gerard Arbuckle, Aileach Manager and FAI President Gerry McAnaney.

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

James Gillen (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Shield for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Ryan Doherty (Buncrana Hearts) (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Cup for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Inishowen Football League Donegal Signs Reserve League Shield awards:
Peter Mclaughlin, Sponsor, seated right and Peter McLaughlin Jnr (seated left) presenting the shield to Caomhan Doherty Buncrana Hearts (Centre) and
at back: Terence Hegarty, League Pro and Oran McBride, Buncrana Hearts, Man of The Match, and FAI President Gerry McAnaney

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee making a presentation to FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney
From Left: John McLaughlin – Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Jude McCrossan – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee with FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney who made a presentation to league secretary Diarmuid O’Brien
Back: John Mclaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty – Jude McCrossan
Seated: Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Philomena O’Brien

End of Season Match Reports

Thursday 26th May 

Knockalla Caravans Cup  Final

Bonagee Utd 3

Aileach  FC 1

After coming up just short in the Jackie Crossan Premier Division and losing to Buncrana Hearts on penalties in the Ulster Junior Cup final, Emmet McLaughlin’s Aileach will finish the season empty-handed after falling to defeat to Ulster Senior League runners up, Bonagee Utd at Maginn Park on

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