Croke Park appearance for local lads
Two former pupils of St. Peters National School, Mountcharles - and now 1st years at the Abbey Voc. School, were picked earlier this year to appear in Croke Park after St. Peters success at county level in the I.N.T.O./G.A.A. Mini Sevens Football Competition. Jamie McGroary, from Letterbarrow (Son of John & Pauline) appeared at half-time on All-Ireland Semi-final day during the Tyrone/Armagh match while Brian McGroary of Tullynaha, Letterbarrow, (Son of Barney & Christine) appeared at half-time on All-Ireland Final day during the Tyrone/Kerry Match. Well Done Lads!
Donegal Town Rugby Notes
by The Rucker
Donegal were beaten 29-3 by Randalstown last Saturday even though one of their players was delayed in traffic. By the time he arrived Randalstown had taken control of the game. In truth Randalstown were the much stronger side and deserved to win. But credit to Donegal who put up a brave battle against a bigger and stronger team. We had a good first team debut from Pauric Gillespie who seems to have inherited his fathers terrier-like qualities. Adam Keys scored Donegals penalty in the game.
DONEGAL TOWN & DISTRICT FINN HARPS S.C
Things are starting to look tight at the both ends of the Eircom league premier division. Finn Harps are really in a dogfight at the south end of the table, they now lie level on points with bottom team Waterford United - only a only a better goal difference separates the sides. The teams lack of consistency has been the most frustrating factor this season. Harps matched league leaders Cork in two games in the cup recently and were excellent in their victory over Shamrock Rovers two weeks ago, but the team only managed to draw with basement team Waterford United away from home and lost three nil to Shelbourne at the weekend. The team is well capable of climbing out of the bottom two, but in reality most Harps fans will be hoping just to stay off the foot of the table to give them a chance of survival in the relegation playoff. At the other end of the table our local rivals Derry city are flying on all fronts. They recently won the league cup, and they are challenging for the league title and FAI cup. Meanwhile in the Eircom League first division, Sligo Rovers are out in front and look like getting promoted as champions.
St Catherine's FC, Killybegs, presentation in Bayview Hotel
Senior top scorer, Daniel Breslin; Reserve player of the year, Ryan McNeilis and Senior player of the year, Seamie Coleman
Major Bridge Championship in Town
The Contract Bridge Association of Irelands major pairs championship for the award of President Paddy Carr, will be decided over three sessions next Saturday (from 1.30pm) and Sunday the 2nd October in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.
Ball Dearg Hurling and Football Club - 100th Anniversary
On Friday, October 20th 1905, the Ball Dearg Hurling and Football Club was founded in Donegal Town. The new club got the name Ball Dearg to commemorate the famous birth-mark of the Clan ODonnell. This was the first G.A.A. club in the area and to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Ball Dearg club, Four Masters G.A.A. Club will mark the occasion with a number of events.
The Club will begin training again next Friday 7th October, times as follows: 5.30-6.30, age 7-9; 6.30-7.30, age 10-13 including first year students in the Abbey Vocational School; 7.30-8.45 Senior Mens; 8.45-9.45 Senior Ladies. The club is hoping to have an additional weekly training session for secondary school students although a time for this hasnt yet been confirmed.
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