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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

Postponement of Football

Due to Government restrictions All football in Inishowen will cease for a three week period 

Cessation of Grassroots and Underage
football matches in Donegal
Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Donegal, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation from midnight tonight of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Donegal with the exception of elite football – namely the SSE Airtricity League and all five underage National Leagues.
Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Donegal but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Donegal for any football activity. Likewise, coaches or players resident outside of Donegal are not permitted to travel to Donegal for any non-elite football activity.
Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Donegal can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government Guidelines outlined in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19’ programme and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.
The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Donegal and will update this cessation order as required.

Match Reports Sunday 20th September

Jackie Crossan Premier Division   

Grant hat trick the highlight for the visitors

Moville Celtic                     1

Illies Celtic                          5

After a tight and quiet opening period the home side took the lead on 22 minutes after a long ball from Emmet McCauley found Michael McNaught wh advanced and squared for Marc Bell to blast home in off the underside of the bar.

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Results Sunday 20th Sept 2020

Jackie Crossan Premier Division    2pm

Illies Celtic 5-1 Moville Celtic Brendan Grant,Paul Doherty,Liam Grant (Illies)

Clonmany Shamrocks 2-0 Glengad United Mark Mc Laughlin, Jason Devlin

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Fixtures for New Season 2020/2021

Inishowen Football League Fixtures  2020-2021

Saturday   19th September

  Ulster Junior Shield Final

Maginn Park  3pm   ET  &  Pens

QPS V Oldtown Celtic / Glencar Celtic

Officials to be appointed by Ulster FA.

Sunday  Fixtures  20th September

Ulster  Junior Cup  Semi Final  ET & Pens    1.30pm

Kildrum Tigers V Aileach FC

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Fixtures for next week

Buncrana Credit Union Cup Final

Maginn Park  SATURDAY  12th September    2.30  pm

Aileach FC V Clonmany Shamrocks    2.30pm

T Moyne assisted by W Harvey & P McElhinney

 

Sunday  13th September

Ulster Junior Shield Semi Final   1.30pm

QPS  V Strand Rovers

D McLaughlin assisted by  M McGonigle & G McLaughlin

Match Reports

Wednesday 2nd September

Jackie Crossan Premier Division

Buncrana Hearts               2

Aileach FC                            3

Played on Wednesday evening in damp conditions at Castle Park league champions Aileach completed their programme with a come from behind victory.

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