Glenswilly GAA notes
Not a bad little win for the underdogs!
The parish is getting back to normal after the shock. The shock for everyone else, that is. Okay, we won’t gloat. Thanks must go to the Kilcar team for a sporting and generally good game of football in trying conditions. Their time will come. But our senior team’s time came yet again on Sunday. Nothing more really needs to be said that wasn’t said in the clubhouse when the lads returned on Sunday evening. The sense of pride and clubmanship was so palpable you could almost touch it. From the youngest member, to the chairman and from the people who make the tea to the senior team manager, the sense of community was bursting out from the hall and into the car park. Everyone shared the same pride in equal measure – our club, our community. But it would be remiss not to directly pay tribute to the team, the management and anyone who helped them to get over the line at Mac Cumhaill Park. Days like Sunday make all the rain-soaked, mud-filled nights on the training field worthwhile. Keep those days coming lads. Even underdogs need something to look forward to!
U13 boys win shield
Not to be upstaged by their senior counterparts, the U13 boys had their big outing on Monday evening last under the floodlights of Buncrana where they took on Burt in the Division Two Shield Final. Having been beaten by a single point in a tense battle two weeks earlier, the lads knew they had to be at their best for this physical Inishowen team. But the lads responded in magnificent form and reserved their earlier fortunes to win by a single point after another keenly-contest affair between these two sides. Praise goes to Martin Glackin and his backroom team and to the players and parents who trained so hard this season in all sorts of weather. The Shield was a nice reward for the players but most importantly the lads have grown so much over the past few months both as young men as well as athletes. Well done again lads.
Under 16 girls
The Under 16 Girls finished up on Saturday 1st October. Their season concluded with a very exciting match in Malin where they were narrowly defeated in extra time.
Thanks to the girls for their commitment this season and to the managers Elaine McFadden and Christy Galligan.
The Ladies team finished up the same weekend, on Sunday 2nd October. Their season ended on a high with a League win over Naomh Mhuire. Thanks to all the ladies and their management team.
Thank you to Callaghans for their continued support and sponsorship, to The County Dry Cleaners and The Grill for County Final sponsorship.
Weekly training continues for Under 13 Girls, our only team still in action! They have a quarter final game at home this Sunday 23rd October. All support welcome.
Strength and conditioning
Our Winter Strength and Conditioning Programme for underage girls will commence next Tuesday 25th October. It takes place in the hall from 8 – 9pm every Tuesday. This programme is aimed at girls from our Under 12, 14, 16 and 18 teams and all girls are encouraged to attend. We are very grateful to Martin O’Donnell who has agreed to undertake these training sessions assisted by our own team coaches. Cost to the girls will be €2, the same as weekly training.
The Ladies Board AGM is scheduled for Saturday 29th October at 8pm.
The winner of last week’s lotto was Katie Mulhern of Cluain Ard, Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 4,11, 14 and 18. Lottos are available at usual outlets and are a vital source of revenue for the club each week.
Bingo conitnues in the clubhouse each and every Wednesday with a chance to win more than €2,000 in prize money. Bingo starts at 9pm sharp.Tags: