2nd UK Rugby Title for Donegal Town man
As the final whistle echoed out across Birmingham Universitys sports fields on Sunday March 9th. declaring University of Wales College of Medicine to be champions, having defeated Birmingham University 27-17 in the final of the UK Colleges of Medicine Rugby Championship, a broad grin broke out on the face of the Welsh 1st. XV Hooker, Donegal Town man Lyndon Meehan, for he knew that he had clinched his second British Universities Championship title in three years. Meehan was on the Cardiff UWIC XV in 2000 which defeated renowned sports university Loughborough in the final of the BUSA championships, played in London. He has come up through the ranks, playing schools rugby with Portora Enniskillen and the 1st XV Coleraine Academical Institution Ulster Schools 1997 team. The University of Wales College of Medicine 1st. XV currently has two players on the Welsh U21 team. This university played away to Nantes University last weekend - defeating the French 25-9. Pictured is Lyndon Meehan with his mother Leah.
"The Donegal Destroyer"
Charles Murphy (21) is a young man from Donegal Town - son of Francie and Nora. A snooker and pool ace - nicknamed The Donegal Destroyer, he is playing in the first 9-ball tournament held in Ireland. Charlie has the opportunity to qualify for the world 9-ball championships which take place in the Cardiff International Arena in Wales on July 12th-20th. Charlie will be playing with the calibre of world champion, Chris Melling, the 2002 Embassy world ball pool and Erickshot Champion. We in Donegal would like to wish this young man the very best of luck and hope he can take back some memorable trophies.
St. John Bosco Athletics Club
The All-Ireland Indoor championships held at Neagh over the last two weekends was both eventful and successful for young members of the St. John Bosco Club. All had qualified at Ulster Championships at the Antrim Forum.
Four Masters Announce New Sponsor
Captain of Senior team Barry Monaghan being presented with new set of gear by Michael Breslin. From left: Chairman Paul Duncan; PRO Sean Dunnion; Senior team manager Michael Kelly; Gareth Britton, All Sports
Four Masters G.A.A. Club recently announced a new sponsorship agreement with Dom Breslins Bar and Restaurant, also known as Pier 1. The agreement covers the adult teams in the club namely, Senior, Senior Reserve, Junior B and Under 21, for an initial two-year period with an option to extend for a further two years. The club would like to thank Dom and Michael Breslin for their generous sponsorship and would hope that it will be successful for both parties. Doms Pier 1 replica jerseys are now on sale in all sizes from Paul Duncan or Gareth Britton, All Sports.
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