Portumna G.A.A. Club
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Play the Portumna GAA fundraising lotto at www.locallotto.ie

Welcome to Portumna G.A.A. Club website. As you are probably aware most clubs are funded by a local lotto and our club is no different. We run a weekly lotto every Saturday night which assists in the funding of the everyday running of the club. This initative helps keep funds in the club and it gives everyone the opportunity to win some cash. Our draw is held on Saturday night in the local pubs and we invite all members, players, supporters and members of the community to support and develop our club and provide us with the first class facilities for all our adult and juvenile players. We invite and would love to get in touch with people from Portumna who are living all over the country to support our lotto.

Portumna is a club who has played a pivitol part in the promotion and development of hurling in Galway over the last number of years having won three All Ireland titles and five county titles in the last seven years. We have provided senior and junior players on numerous county teams.

The lotto starts at 2000 euros and one hundred euros is added each week. Select four numbers from 1-28. If anyone matches four numbers selected on the night they win or share the jackpot amount. If there is no winner then win or share match three prize of one hundred euro. If there is no match three 100 euros is divided between local charities in the community. Tickets can be purchased at 2 euros or three for 5 euros. The club are also selling yearly lotto tickets which cost 100 euros which enters you into 50 +2 free draws. Payment options are available from club treasurer Celia Keane on 087 1342148. We are hoping to get as many people as possible to purchase the annual lotto as it gives the club a platform to budget during the year and it allows members to be in every draw. Results will be posted in the local shops and church newsletter. They are also available on the club websites: www.portumnagaa.ie and www.portumna.net/gaa. We wish everyone the best of luck and thank you for your support.

Fiona O'Meara, Club Secretary.

News Updates

5th August 2013

Lotto: Numbers 3, 10, 16, 19. No jackpot winner. 5 match 3's Mary Rooney, Mike Cowan, Kenneth Fogarty, Gersha Enright & Joe Madden jnr.

County Minor Team: Galway take on Limerick in the all Ireland minor hurling semi final in Croke Park on 18th Aug. There is a limited no of tickets made available to club at €10. Note this is for davin stand only. Anyone interested can place an order with Celia Keane 087 1342148.

2nd August 2013

Lotto: Numbers 8, 12, 19, 20. No jackpot winner. 2 match 3's Amelia Keane & Lorna Logue. Jackpot this week €15,100.

County Minor Team: Well done to the Galway Minors and to Ronan O' Meara on a good win against Laois last Sunday in Thurles.

22nd July 2013

Lotto: Numbers 1, 20, 21, 24. No jackpot winner. 1 match 3 Mike Flaherty.

Cul Camp: Portumna GAA had a fantastic Cul Camp which over 90 boys and girls enjoyed a brilliant week. We thank the coaches for their work all week to make the camp such a success.

County Team: Good look to the Galway Senior team and management playing Clare this Sunday.

15th July 2013

Lotto: Numbers 7, 11, 16, 21. No Jackpot winner. 7 match 3's Declan Madden, Nora McNamara, Damien Dibbons, Seamus Hooban, Helena Quigley, Timmy Walsh, John O'Farrell.

Senior: Well done to the Seniors on a good win over Killimordaly last Sunday. 2-27 to 1-10.

Lucozade Sport: To all members, players, parents and friends of Portumna G.A.A. Club. We would appreciate your help. Collect the caps and get gear for your club. Lucozade sport is offering free match and training equipment and clothing to sports clubs. All you have to do is collect lucozade sport / lucozade sport lite bottle caps to get the equipment we want. Just drop your bottle caps to Fiona O'Meara and lets raise our game with new equipment etc. for all our adult and juvenile teams. The more caps we collect the more gear we can get for more information contact Fiona 086 3478116.

11th July 2013

Lotto: Numbers 5, 10, 12, 22. No Jackpot winnner. 2 match 3's were Derek Frawley & Patrica Lyons. Jackpot next week €14,800.

Cul Camp: Cul Camp will take place in Portumna pitch from Monday 15th-19th July. All U6 nursery members are welcome to take part. Contact Yvonne on 0879354951 to register.

26th June 2013

Lotto: Numbers drawn 1, 7, 10, 12. No jackpot winner. 5 match 3's were Phil Coleman, David Masterson, Sean Scott, Liam Gordon & Conor Devane. Jackpot is now €14,600.

Hurlathon: Portumna G.A.A Hurlathon will take place this Sat in the field starting with U6's at 10am followed by U8 & U10 Go Games v Kiltormer. This will be followed by U12's Michael Blake Memorial Tournament with home clubs Kiltormer, T.A.D & Kilnadeema taking part. Can all Hurlathon cards be returned to Yvonne.

Cul Camp: Cul Camp registration will take place in g.a.a. Clubhouse from 11am to 1pm on sat 29th June.

U-16's: Well done to U16's on a good win over Tommie Larkins. 6-10 to 2-8.

17th June 2013

Lotto: Numbers: 5, 19, 21, 27. No jackpot winner and no match 3's. Jackpot is €14,500.

Golf Classic: Portumna GAA would like to thank all those who helped make our Golf Classic such a success. A special word of thanks to Donie O'Meara for his generous sponsorship and also Modena restaurant and to all who played the golf, sponsored tee boxes and spot prizes.
1st: Vincent Treacy, Tom Moloney, Mary Conwell & Pauline McEvoy.
2nd: Mick O'Brien, John Duffy, PJ Moroney & Liam Hammersely.
3rd: Noel Larkin, Dan Hogan, Brendan Lynskey & Sean Silke.
4th: Frank Forde, Francis McClearn, Tony Dolphin & Pat Harney.
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th collected green fees.
Winners of raffle: 1st Mossie Dillane, 2nd Carmel Whealan, 3rd Frank Forde.

U-13's: Well done to U13's last Monday evening. Portumna 4-5 Kinvara 1-2.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Reamonn McEntee on winning a Lory Maher medal in Croke Park with Warwickshire and Raymond Durack with his management involvement with Donegal in the Christy Ring cup in Croke Park. Both are Portumna GAA former valued playing members.

10th June 2013

Lotto: Numbers 4, 11, 12, 24. No jackpot winner. 8 match 3's were Tony O'Hare, Martina Griffin, Brendan Hickey, Shane Hogan, Gerry Fallon, John D.Egan, Brid Rooney & S. Gorman.

U-12 Camogie: Best of luck to the U-12's camogie team in their final on Saturday.

Good Luck: Wishing all players and club members the best in the Junior and Leaving Cert exams.

28th May 2013

Lotto: Numbers 1, 9, 17, 20. No jackpot winner. 2 match 3's were Christy Byrne & Mary Hickey.

Junior A: Well done to the Junior A's who drew with Padraig Pearse's in a Championship match last Friday evening. Portumna 1-14 Pearse's 2-11.

Golf Classic: Portumna Gaa Golf Classic will take place Friday May 31st, Sat' June 1st, Sun' 2nd & Monday 3rd. Afternoon bookings contact Portumna Golf club on 09097 41059 or Celia on 087 1342148. Teams of 4 €120. Team plus tee box €150. Fantastic prizes to be played for Please Support.

22th May 2013

Lotto: Numbers, week (13th May) 1, 19, 23, 24. No Jackpot winner & no match 3's.

U-8 & U-10: Well done to the U10's & U8's who took part in the go-games matches against Duniry on Sat' morning in Duniry Gaa grounds. Both teams did well and each child got to take part and enjoy themselves. Thanks to all involved.

U-16: Well done to the U16's who beat Padraig Pearses on a scoreline of 4-6 to 3-5.

Golf Classic: Portumna Gaa Golf Classic will take place Friday May 31st, Sat June 1st, Sun 2nd & Mon 3rd. Afternoon bookings contact Portumna Golf club on 09097 41059 or Celia on 087 1342148. Teams of 4 €120. Team plus tee box €150. Fantastic prizes to be played for. Please support.

Clothes Collection: Portumna Gaa are collecting unwanted clothes as a fundraiser. Bags of clothes can be dropped to Gaa grounds Mon-Fri 9-12am & Tues & Fri evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Please support.

Cul Camp: Cul Camp Hurling/Camogie will take place in Portumna GAA pitch from 15th-19th July. Applications taken on line and €5 discount with Kelloggs Cornflakes/Rice Krispies tokens.

14th May 2013

Lotto: Numbers 4, 21, 22, 24. No jackpot winner. 2 match 3's were Nora McNamera & David O'Meara.

U-8: Well done to the U8's who beat Killimor last Saturday. It was their 1st match to play as a team & ended on a score of 7-4. 4 goals scored by Andrew Canning & 3 by Iarla Kelly.

Minor: Well done to the minors who beat Castlegar last Monday in Gort on a score of 4-15 to 2-13.

Senior: Well done to the Seniors on winning the 2012 League Final last Sunday against Tynagh Abbey Duniry on a score of 1-18 to 1-11.

6th May 2013

Lotto: Numbers 15, 20, 22, 25. No Jackpot winner & no match 3's. Jackpot is now €13,700. Weekly lotto can be purchased on line at locallotto.ie. Annual Lotto now due.

U-16: Well done to the U16's who beat Liam Mellows on a score line of 8-12 to 2-6.

Thank You: Portumna GAA would like to thank Donie O' Meara for allowing the Club to bag pack in Super Valu last Saturday. We would also like to thank the people who helped out during the day & also to thank all the support that was given by customers. Much appreciated by the Club.

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Club Fundraising

Portumna G.A.A Club cater for adult and juveniles in both Hurling and Gaelic football and as such provide the major source of recreation, competition and entertainment for a large proportion of our community. As such it takes a huge amount of finance to run the club to its current high standards. Having four adult and seven juvenile hurling teams, one adult and three juvenile football teams, it is very expensive to run effectively.

If you would like to support the club, please contact any of the club officers: Celia Keane (087 1342148), Dan Lynch (087 6422424), Fiona O'Meara (086 3478116), or the Club Captain - Ollie Canning (087 6856012).

Annual Club Lotto Subscription Portumna G.A.A. Annual Lotto

Subscription Options
Yearly Subscription: €100
Six Monthly Subscription: €50 x 2

Benefits
Entry into Weekly Lotto Draw with Minimum Jackpot of €2,000
Match 3 winners to share prize fund of €100 or a minimum of €20 each

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Club Officers

Secretary
Fiona O'Meara (086 3478116)
Chairman
Damien Coleman
Treasurer
Celia Keane (087 1342148)

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Brief History of Portumna GAA

Portumna GAA club was founded in 1884. The first county championship won by the club was the Junior crown in 1914. The first Minor 'A' title won by the club was in 1948. Three more titles were added in 1990, 1991, and 1999, and a Minor 'B' title in 1998. This was due to the formation of a solid juvenile structure which brought many juvenile titles to the club in the eighties.

Portumna won it's second Junior 'A' title in 1982 and added an intermediate title ten years later in 1992. The winning of this title paved the way for our first-ever senior title in 2003.

The club went from strength to strength after this adding another three county titles in 2005, 2007, and 2008. On all occasions the Connacht title was added to the county crowns.

The club won the Galway Senior League in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. The greatest day in our long and proud history came on St. Patrick's Day in 2006 when we won our first-ever All-Ireland Senior Club title. We added our second title in 2008 and our third in 2009. Our  U21 team won the 'B' title in January last giving us three titles (1984, 1990 and 2009). Our Junior 'C' team won the county title last year for the first time in the club's history. The club has also been awarded the "Best Club Under the Sun" sponsored by Etihad Airlines.

Portumna GAA Club are indebted to Al and Noreen Hayes of Al Hayes Motors, our club's main sponsor, for their continued financial support and to everyone who has supported the club down through the years.

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