Pix: Gabrielle Gallagher, St Mary’s Convoy
Words By Donal O Searcaigh: Development Officer with Donegal Ladies GFA: A Festival of Football was what was on show this morning at St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy, brilliant hosts of the All-County U12 blitz.
From 9.30am buses, cars and walkers converged for this county Development Blitz.
By 10.05am all teams had signed in and were ready for action,18 clubs teams were ready to do battle for their own clubs honour.
After a short briefing on the aims of the Blitz to club coaches we were ready for the off.
And at 10.30am on the button we had our first games up and running and in total – through the sun, rain and and wee breeze – we got all 34 games played.
Four new young whistlers took charge of all the games – Jade Leeper from MacCumhaills, Aideen Meehan from Dungloe, Caoimhe MacPhaidin O’Domhnaill from Gaoth Dobhair and Ciaran Gallagher from Naomh Muire.
It was great to see new referees starting up and well done!
The clubs and Club Coaches are to be complimented for getting their teams there on time and playing some fine sporting games throughout the day.
The organising committee did an excellent job in running the competition so well on the day and are to be congratulated.
A very special and big THANK YOU must go to the St Mary’s Club in Convoy for the use of their fine sporting facilities and the team of club members who made sure everything was played in a safe and secure environment.
It was also great to see our county senior ladies there to cheer on and offer advice to the young stars of the future.
Finally the young girls and their families who took part today should be commended – without your commitment to our game we could not have such a great day of football!
Mol an Óige!