Thanks to everyone that helped out on Saturday at the field for the under-8 blitz.
The ladies in the kitchen Aileen, Irene, Karen, Lorraine and Marcella McGlynn. Parents that left in sandwiches & refreshments. Our two referees Joe Boyle and Charlie Ferry. Ardara and Na Rossa as our visiting teams and all our young players that who showed of their fine skills today. Well done all.
Huge congratulations to the Donegal under-14 hurlers and their five Dungloe players, three of whom played today. Donegal played four games and won all four including South Ulster (Cavan , Monaghan Fermanagh), Sligo and Tyrone. All three Dungloe players played very well and were a great credit. Odhran McGonagle scored 1-2, Brendan Boyle 0-1 and James Hartnett 2-1, including a last minute bullet in the last game against Tyrone to grab a last gasp winner.
Donegal defeated South Ulster 3-6 to 1-1, overcame Tyrone 2-8 to 2-7 and beat Sligo 4-6 to 2-2.
The Donegal under-15 team which includes Dungloe players David Hanlon, Kyle Wiggins and Thomas Hartnett will play in the next few weeks.
Hurling U-12 Update: FOUR MASTERS v DUNGLOE
This was a much better performance from Dungloe, and their positive attitude was evident from the beginning. Karl Magee worked hard in goal, stopping and clearing ball after ball. Evan Forker didn’t shirk from his duty, and met oncoming forwards with determination.
Damien McGowan was faultless, and was brilliant at winning balls and clearing them down the line. Brendan O’Donnell played his best game yet, linking up well with the midfield and helping to drive the team forward.
Jack O’Briene made an excellent start, winning lots of balls and passing them on well. Unfortunately he had to be taken off due to a whack across the knuckles, but he made a great impression the short time he was on. Kyle Wilson came on in the second half and didn’t stop running, contesting any ball that came near him. He had a great debut.
Ethan McCafferty got stronger as the game went on, and this was also his best game yet. He seemed to be up for it this week and worked very hard. Philip Noble was very unlucky, hitting the crossbar from a 45, but made up for it with a goal and a point later in the game.
The best move for me was when the team passed the sliotar out of their half using the midfield and half-forwards, and ending with Conor Diver running forward to receive it, and hitting it over the bar from an angle. Four Masters deserved the win, but the scoreline doesn’t suggest how close this game was.
Final score Four Masters 62 Dungloe 12.
Well done to our minor team who advanced into the next round of the championship defeating Ardara on Monday evening on a score line of Dungloe/Na Rossa 0-11 Ardara 1-4. Well done to Eugene and all the lads.