Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub has a new Sports Person of the Week award, in association with O’Reilly’s sportswear – and it’s time for you to vote for our first winner!
Each weekly award winner will receive a kitbag, a jersey and a half-zip, supplied by O’Reilly’s.
The award winner will be chosen via a public vote from a shortlist selected by our panel.
O’Reilly’s sportswear was founded in 2017 by well-known Twin Towns sporting brothers Steven and Martin O’Reilly.
Denis Boyle (Cloughaneely)
Cloughaneely caused a stir on Sunday when they overcame derby foes Gaoth Dobhair at Pairc Naomh Fionnan, taking a 0-11 to 2-3 win.
Veteran Denis Boyle tagged on three late points as Cloughaneely scored a memorable win over their old foes.
Gaoth Dobhair led thanks to Shaun Boyle and Seaghan Ferry goals, but Denis Boyle aided Cloughaneely and those trio of scores turned the pendulum.
Ciaran Gallagher (Finn Harps)
John O’Flynn might have netted the Finn Harps match winner in their 1-0 win over Drogheda United on Friday night, but Gallagher was firmly to the fore to keep a clean sheet.
Gallagher ensured that Harps were in with a chance of sneaking the winner when he made a string of saves.
Gallagher denied Sean Brennan from a free-kick before thwarting the same player again. Gallagher also blocked from Gareth McCaffrey and frustrated Mark Doyle with another brilliant save.
It all meant that Harps were unbroken when that final chance fell to O’Flynn.
Conor McBride (athlete)
The inaugural Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Marathon took place at the weekend around the Killybegs, Kilcar, Carrick and Glencolmcille areas.
Kerrykeel man Conor McBride was the overall winner of the event.
McBride finished the race in three hours, six minutes and 34 seconds.
In second place was Wexford’s John Gordon in 3:13.18.
Dylan Browne-McMonagle (Jockey)
Letterkenny jockey Dylan Browne-McMonagle reached his first century of winners at the weekend.
Browne-McMonagle had a four-timer at Ramelton on Saturday and passed the century mark with another four winners in Laois on Sunday.
Browne-McMonagle made it 100 winners in the One Mile Open at Shanahoe aboard the prolific Omega.
Conor Gibbons (St Eunan’s)
St Eunan’s earned a late draw with Gaoth Dobhair on Thursday evening at O’Donnell Park when Gibbons arched over a late score from 40 metres.
There were four minutes of added time gone when Gibbons pounced to land what was his tenth point of the game.
Gibbons scored all bar three of the St Eunan’s tally of 0-13 in the 0-13 to 2-7 draw.
Week 1 - Sports Star of the Week, in Association with O'Reilly's
- Dylan Browne-McMonagle (42%, 709 Votes)
- Conor McBride (22%, 368 Votes)
- Denis Boyle (15%, 256 Votes)
- Conor Gibbons (15%, 255 Votes)
- Ciaran Gallagher (6%, 104 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,692