ST EUNAN’S UNDER-14’s memorable year saw them win all that was put before them.
Tonight at the Public Services Building in Letterkenny, they were honoured with a Municipal Mayor’s Reception by Cllr Gerry McMonagle.
The St Eunan’s U-14 Boys Gaelic Football team has enjoyed considerable success over the past three years within Donegal and on the National stage culminating this year with an All-Ireland Féile Cup Title victory.
Photo caption: The St Eunan’s Under-14 team and management with Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Council Gerry McMonagle
The following is a list of their achievements to date since the team’s inception into forma Gaelic Football competitions:
2013 : County Go Games Champions in Division 1 and Division 2. Northern Board Champions in Division 1 and Division 2.
2014: Northern Board Champions Division 1 in both The League and Championship. Under-13 Division 1 County Champions in both the Championship and League thus qualifying to represent their club and county at The All-Ireland Féile Finals in 2015.
2015 : Under-14 Northern Board Division 1 league and championship winners. Under-14 Division 1 winners of the County Championship and the Division 1 County League.
All-Ireland Féile Cup Champions 2015 by playing and winning six matches, as well as taking home the John McFadden Memorial in Buncrana and the Benny Carr Memorial.
At the All-Ireland Féile Finals played in late June at venues in South Leinster – St Eunan’s defeated teams from Wexford, Armagh, Wicklow, Meath and Laois and took an All-Ireland Féile Cup title back to Letterkenny.
This is an outstanding achievement and the players, team management and travelling St.Eunan’s supporters comprising parents, family, friends and members of the club deserve great credit for this All-Ireland success.
Each member of this team and their team management deserves recognition for this All-Ireland win and indeed for the consistency of their achievements over the past three years and for the divisional and county titles that they have won.
Preparation for the 2015 season began in mid-January with an indoor programme of fitness and conditioning work in preparation for the extensive games programme which the team undertook resulting in the County and National successes.
The focus and commitment of the team and its management has been total. The team management comprised manager Joe Higgins, and mentors John Ellison and Pauric Daly.
This team remains undefeated in Donegal over the past three years, having played over 50 games.
Many of these players began their journey in playing Gaelic Football at the St Eunan’s Sunday morning Academy and have benefitted from the corps of committed and dedicated coaches who serve the young players in our club at O’Donnell Park.
Indeed six of this team also play Hurling with the St Eunan’s club and have enjoyed considerable success with the Cáman this year as well.
St Eunan’s winning Under-14 captains Shane O’Donnell (hurling), Daragh Ellison (football) and Eadaoin Kelly (camogie) with Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Council Gerry McMonagle
They were part of the Under-14 hurling team who have won the Donegal County Championship and County League.
The St Eunan’s hurling team and Camogie team also won All-Ireland Féile Shield honours in 2015 with the camogie team winning a county title in 2015.
The girls Under-14 team reached an All-Ireland Féile semi-final after a very good season as well.
The ‘4 For Féile Project’ also undertook a very successful fund-raising campaign to fund our four teams participating in Féile 2015 at various venues in South Leinster and Ulster this year.
Much appreciation and thanks to all who helped in this sports venture and to the sponsors for their generosity.
Many of the team also participate in other sport and it is to their credit and their various team mentors credit that they continue to balance their varied sporting commitments.
The St.Eunan’s Under -14 panel: Oisin Bradley, Oran Brogan, Jonathan Coady, Ronan Daly, Peadar Devenney, Dylan Doherty, Dylan Doogan, Eoin Dowling, Daragh Ellison (captain), Andrew Gillen, Andrew Grant, Donal Higgins, Peter McGee, Pauric McGettigan, Rory McGinty, James McLaughlin, Jordan Nugent, Dylan O’Brien, Conor O’Donnell, Shane O’Donnell, Oisin Randles, David Smith, Kieran Tobin, Oran Winston and Charlie Worth.
Team management: Joe Higgins, John Ellison, Pauric Daly.Tags: