The U12 Divisional Development Squads concluded today in O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny with a series of blitz games. 195 twelve year old girls from around the county have been working very hard over the past 8 weeks on the basics skills of football and today they showcased some excellent games. In front of a large number of parents / guardians and family, the girls showed that the future is bright for Donegal Ladies Football but the key to success will be the continuation of such programmes and to help our club players and coaches on an ongoing capacity.
Thank you to the County Board for their support and assistance in providing the necessary funding to run the programme.
Thank you to all the Clubs around the county who so generously gave us the use of their pitches and facilities – Letterkenny Gaels,Milford, Fanad Gaels, Termon, St. Eunans, St. Nauls, Four Masters, Bundoran, Kilcar, Aodh Ruadh, Killybegs, Red Hughs, Robert Emmets, Glenswilly, Naomh Conaill, Naomh Mhuire, Gaoth Dobhair, Urris, Buncrana, Moville, Carndonagh, Malin and Glenties Comprehensive School.
Thank you to all the coaches who helped throughout the programme – Kelly Wilson, Aoife Mc Donnell, Orlagh Carr, John Farren, Caroline Gallagher, Jamie-Leigh Murray, Jim Farrell, Alma Kavanagh, Marty Mc Carron, Paul Dolan, Paul Hume, Greg Harkin, Mark Ferry, Martin Barrett, Siobhan Coyle, John Cushnan, Paddy Martin, Aine Reilly, Maura Mc Crudden, Hazel Whyte, Janice Rushe, Susan Mc Carron, Brendan Gillespie, Joanne Mc Kinney, Denise Mc Carron, Margaret Mulhall, Matthew Shovlin, Pauline Brogan, Treasa Norrby, Hannah Doherty, Arlene Gallagher and Donal Sharkey.
Thank you to guest coaches Frank Mc Glynn, Eamonn Mc Gee and Joe Mc Brearty.
Thank you to the referees who officiated the blitz games today – Erica Wilson, Dermott Foy, Emer Gallagher, Ciara Foy and Jim Farrell. Thank you to pitch coordinator Karen Houston and to Gabrielle Gallagher and Sabrina Barnett, who took photos.
Finally, THANK YOU to all the parents / guardians who have travelled to and from training and for allowing their daughter to participate in training each week. Thank you to all the players – we hope you all enjoyed the programme and that the new skills which you have learned will help you in your football careers. No doubt we will see many of these young players represent their county on the big stages so well done and keep up the great work.