The popularity of kurling among older adults in Donegal continues to grow.
The recreational game is included in the active seniors programme which is headed up by Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP).
A four-team league was established in East Donegal 2014 and that number increased to seven lastyear.
Karen Guthrie, sports development officer with DSP, says that there are currently up to 100 people playing kurling in Donegal.
“There are between 12 and 15 in each team,” she said.
“The games are held from March until May, and again from September to Novembereach year. The teams organise themselves and referee their own games and we help facilitate their fixtures. Each team has two representatives and I met with them twice a year.
“Twice a year we also hold a celebratory event for the winners and Killygordon Wednesday Club won the most recent competition.
“We held a hugely successful games day in Killygordon and it was a really enjoyable event.
“If there are people in East Donegal who want to set up their own kurling club in East Donegal or join with their local club, they can contact me the Donegal Sports Partnership on 07491-16078. We are always looking for more people to get involved.”
The teams competing in the kurling league are Killygordon Wednesday Club, Lifford Friday Club, Stranorlar Friday Club, Raphoe Kurling Club, Castlefinn Over-50s Club, Letterkenny Active Retirement and Manorcunningham Kurling Club.