Well done to the Minor Hurlers and manager Paddy Flood on bringing home the Co. Championship Trophy last Friday night after a stirring victory over Burt on a scoreline of 3-04 to 0-08. Kevin Meehan scored a goal worthy of winning any final in the second half. It was a great display from the lads whose grit and determination was a joy to watch.
Congratulations to Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty who picked up Ulster SFC medals in Clones on Sunday. They were both doubtful before the game and unfortunatley, while Rory passed his fitness test, Big Raff was forced to miss out. Rory completed nearly half an hour before a recurrence of his ankle injury forced him out of the action and his loss was keenly felt as Derry went on to level the scores at half time.
All three Mens adult football teams were free last week and there were no fixtures at the time of going to press. The Senior Hurlers however were in Ulster League action, meeting Antrim All Saints from Ballymena in their semi-final. After taking an early lead, the team that included quite a few minors from the previous evenings thrillling victory, though tired managed to hang on for victory by 3-09 to 2-09.
The U-21 footballers were due to meet holders Naomh Conaill in the preliminary round of this years Championship at home on Tuesday (July 19th) evening. Check next weeks notes for the result.
The U-14 boys Div. 1 footballers continued their good form with a win at home to Burt. They take on Glenfin in Termon this Wednesday evening (July 20th) in the Northern League Final.
The Div. 2 team also continued their good league form with a resounding victory over the Gaels by 2-12 to 1-02. They are at home to Buncrana this Wednesday (20th) in their shield semi-final.
The U-10 boys footballers were defeated by the narrowest of margins by neighbours Termon in their Go Games meeting at the Burn Rd by 0-08 to 0-07.
The Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy returns this Sunday morning (July 24th) at 11am after a break for the Ulster Final last week.
The U-12 Hurlers had a fine win away to Setanta last Thursday. The U-16 Hurlers play away this Thursday. Details at training. The U-12 Hurlers are at home also on Thursday. Training resumes for Minor Hurlers on Monday 25th as there is still another competition to win. Congratulations to the Senior Hurlers on reaching the Ulster Final. All our hurlers have done us proud this week.
The next camogie blitzes include July 22nd for U10’s and U14s and finally 29th for the U12’s in Donegal Town. The camogie referee course for adults & young whistlers has been postponed. If you wish to attend the course please contact Gavin Craig.
U-12 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. There will be a further U-10 Hurling blitz on 24th July.
With the Hurling & Camogie Training week on this week there is no Friday evening Academy this week (Friday 22nd).
It is now less than 2 weeks until our big Club Development Draw. All co-ordinators are asked to return their tickets asap to Brian Kelly (086-4188389). Time is running out for your chance to win a fabulous top prize of €10,000.
There were 4 match 3 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw and they win €25 each. The numbers drawn were 6-16-20-21. Johnny McCafferty c/o Orchard Inn (Adrian), Nuala Caslin, Carrygawley, L’Kenny; Noel Crossan, Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan and Paul Russell, Killyclug (all card).
Sympathy is extended to the Gallen and McDermott families on their bereavements.