There was great delight on Saturday night at the Burn Road when the seniors, contrary to predictions during the week, recorded a 5 point victory over Gaoth Dobhair on a scoreline of 1-11 to 9 points.
The teams were level on 6 points each at half time, but Aidan Sweeney’s goal deep into the second half put us into the lead, and with some fantastic defending by Kevin and Michael and a 110% performance from every man on the field, we retained our lead and there was heartfelt applause for the men when the final whistle was blown.
Ricky, Kevin and Michael were singled out for inclusion in this week’s Donegal Sportshub team of the week, and we congratulation them for the recognition, but really, we could have filled the “Team of the Week” from no 1 to 15 based on performance, not forgetting our subs on the night!
Hugh Harkin, part of the management team with Francie, Michael, Paddy & Christy commented after the game “this one was because of and for the Duffer”. Saturday was the 4th Anniversary of Andrew’s death, and earlier in the day many club members had taken part in a guard of honour at the funeral Mass and burial of Frank Mellett, former player and grandfather of senior panel member Caolán Mellett.
Frank was buried close to where Andrew rests in Termon graveyard, and a minute’s silence was observed in memory of both men before Saturday’s senior game. As players left the Burn Road directly after the game to attend Andrew’s Anniversary Mass, the sense of community and shared loss was strongly felt by all who had known Andrew and Frank, may they both Rest in Peace.
This weekend sees the Four Masters come to the Burn Road in the final round of the championship group stages, and we hope there will be good support at the game.
The Reserves lost out in their game, but an under strength team plagued by injuries battled to the end, having been just 2 points down at half time.
Bingo continues to be well supported in An Craoibhín on Friday nights, bingo commences at 9 sharp.
This week’s lotto draw takes place in Nora’s, with Joe O’Connell and Pauric Hilferty co-ordinating. The jackpot stands at €2,200.
The next club meeting will be at 8pm on Wednesday 7th September at the clubhouse. All club members welcome to attend.
The minor ladies are away to Aodh Ruadh in the county semi final next Tuesday at 7. Best of luck to the girls and management.
The U13 Girls are at home this Friday when our ‘B’ team play Downings, players to be at the pitch at 6pm please for throw in at 6:30pm. Games scheduled for both team on Saturday September 10th.
A text will be sent out regarding training. New players are especially welcome, please spread the word. Any queries contact Lisa on 0851650782.
Termon GAA Minor Board in association with Kelly’s CENTRA Mountain Top Letterkenny
To coincide with the new school year our U6s are inviting children who are now at National School and those born in 2010 and 2011 to come along to The Burn Road on a Saturday morning 10.30-11.30 to join in the GAA “FUNDAMENTALS”, a course which involves a little physical activity as well as Social and Educational development. Bring your child along, there is no charge and Daireann and Aidan will be delighted to see some new faces for the four weeks.
Our U8s are scheduled to host Milford and Downings this Saturday in a blitz, so there will be no training that morning. The Blitz is to commence at the Burn Road @ 11;45, so Jim, Conall & Liam ask that all players are at the pitch no later than 11;30, and bring their gumshield, as well as their Termon jerseys and shorts. Further details will be circulated via text later in the week
U10 coaching will take place on Saturday morning with a slight change of time to facilitate the U8 Blitz. Its 10.15-11.30 this Saturday but all else stays the same and all boys and girls born 2006 and 2007 are welcome. Gumshield, gloves, own water bottle and warm clothes are essentials. Any queries to David 085 1305332.
Our U13s had a busy week with 2 home games against Glenswilly and Burt last Wednesday and Friday in the NRB Div 2 League competition. A 5 point victory in both games was a worthy reward for 2 gutsy performances. On Wednesday Thomas Cannon our Goalkeeper was the start with a string of fine saves with Oisin Kelly Mark Toye and Caolan Reid also to the fore. On Friday night Blake Boal, Kevin Mc Gettigan Jamie Doherty and Oisin Harkin were prominent against a very “big” Burt outfit. Next up it’s a trip to Mc Cumhaill Park tomorrow night (Wednesday) with a 7pm throw in.
Hard luck to our U16 boys who were defeated after Extra Time on Sunday last in the NRB Div 2 League Final. In what was a fantastic game Fanad lead from early on but goals were keeping our boys in touch and indeed were unlucky not to score a forth and winning goal in the last minute of normal time. Fanad proved too strong in the extra 20 minutes, their 3rd game in a row to win in Extra time. Congrats to Fanad Gaels on their victory. Next up it’s a huge challenge for our boys with St Nauls who breezed through the SRB League providing the opposition this Sunday in Glenties, 6pm throw in. Come along and support the boys in what will be a difficult assignment but one we know they will give their all in.
Our Minor boys concluded their NRB Div 2 Championship when they entertained Fanad Gaels at the Burn Road on Tuesday night. A 7 point lead for the visitors at half time left our boys with too much to do but our Management team will be heartened by the second half performance. Eóin Doherty scored the goal and with Michael Lagan in superb form in goals, Darragh Moyne and Eoin Kelly playing superbly in our back line, James Mc Sharry involved in all our best bits it was a true Termon battling display. Details of further fixtures will be known in the coming days.Tags: