IT WAS A busy week for sport in Donegal – and we have seven nominees for this week’s Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s.
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Daniel Brennan (St Naul’s)
St Naul’s ended their Intermediate Championship hoodoo on Sunday as they defeated Cloughaneely 1-10 to 0-10 in the final. Daniel Brennan arched over two superb points at the end to seal the deal. It was Brennan who scored the first half goal that ultimately proved the key score in the game.
Dylan Browne-McMonagle (Letterkenny)
AT Navan last Wednesday, Letterkenny jockey Dylan Browne-McMonagle bagged his first track winner when he guided 20/1 shot Jumellea to victory. Browne-McMonagle followed that up on Sunday by taking 5/4 Njord to a win at the Curragh.
Natasha Kelly (Finn Valley AC)
At the Donegal Novice Cross-Country Championships last Sunday in Mullaghderg, Finn Valley AC won the individual and team events in the male and female categories. An impressive display by Natasha Kelly saw her win the women’s race and also lead the way for her team.
Evelyn McGinley (Termon)
AFTER a four-year absence, Termon are back in the Ulster senior final again after eking out a 1-9 to 2-5 win over St Macartans on Sunday at The Burn Road. Geraldine McLaughlin did the bulk of the scoring, with a deadly 1-8, but Evelyn McGinley had a powerful hour in the maroon. McGinley had an excellent hour, constantly driving Termon forward.
Caolan McGonagle (Buncrana)
BUNCRANA came from four points down to defeat Letterkenny Gaels in Saturday’s Junior final in O’Donnell Park. Caolan McGonagle led the comeback for Buncrana. The Donegal player landed a couple of majestic scores at critical times and it was his lung-bursting run that teed up Darach O’Connor’s goal in added time.
Caroline Sharkey (Naomh Muire Ladies)
It was a historic Sunday at The Banks as Naomh Muire defeated Con Magees from Antrim to reach the Ulster Junior Ladies final. It will be Naomh Muire’s first time at provincial final level and the Lower Rosses side had to do it the hard way as they needed extra time. Caroline Sharkey scored one of the extra time goals and also hit the net in normal time.
Susanne White (Killybegs)
ALTHOUGH Killybegs lost out to Milford in Sunday’s minor ladies semi-final, Susanne White had the shooting boots on. White scored a stunning 3-11 for Killybegs. While Milford won 6-6 to 3-14, White’s tally was one of the weekend highlights.Tags: