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Red Hughs Club Notes 5/5/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 5th May

Senior Men
The senior men had contrasting results at the weekend on Saturday evening they had a great victory at home over table toppers Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. With the team five points down at the break they put in a brilliant second half performance to run out worthy winners  on the night. The final score Red Hughs 1-11 Aodh Rua 0-12
On Bank Holiday Monday they had a game to forget. From the first whistle it was clear that Naomh Brid Ballintra were intent on getting their first win of their league campaign. They were hungry for the ball and bossed the game from the off. The Reds really struggled to get to grips with the game and only played in spurts. Nobody could disagree that the best team won on the day. The final score was Naomh Brid 0-13 Red Hughs 0-9
The reserves were got off to a bad start conceding a goal in the first minute and had an up hill battle against a very experienced Ballyshannon outfit. But the Red Hughs lads never gave up and were in fact eight points down at one stage in the second half. But the lads fought to the end and gave the Erne siders a battle right to the final whistle. The final scoreline was 4-08 to 2-10.
The reserves were the highlight of the holiday weekend. They set about their business as usual and definitely lacked no fight. With five minors lining out in the defence it was great to see so many young lads on the pitch. It was a really tight first half with little between the sides. In the second half the youthfulness of the Reds was plain to be seen with the the older legs of the Ballintra men tiring. The lads took control in the second half and withstood a late rally from Naomh Brid to run out winners on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-9.
​Senior Ladies
The ladies are due to play their first game next Sunday away to Malin @ 12 noon
The club wish a speedy recovery to Tina Mc Menamin who sustained an injury at training lately. The team and management also wish you well and they need you back asap is the messgae.
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Under 12 Girls
The U12 Girls had their second blitz in Mc Cool Park on Saturday.Great effort put in from the girls in all four games.Next blitz in Glenfin.
Under 14 Girls
The Red Hughs U14 Girls Team played Mc Cools on Wednesday evening. The girls put in an outstanding performance. It was a match no team deserved to lose.This young team is a joy to watch so keep the heads up and be proud of yourselves. Final score Red Hughs 5-9 Mc Cools 7-4.Round 2 Games will be starting soon.
Team Zara Gibson, Caitlin Geary, Alannah Mc Menamin, Soarise Campbell, Nicola Callaghan, Cathy Callaghan, Allannah Sweeney, Daniella Jensen, Alanna O Donnell, Latisha Rowan, Eimear Gallagher, Aimee Callaghan, Aine Gallagher, Maddison White, Karen Gallen, Kassey Thrope, MaryRose Bradley, Erin Doherty,
Support the underage girls and ladies team guess the score cards.
Under 16 Boys
The u-16 boys played their first game of the league at home to Mc Cools on Friday evening. The young lads put up an almighty fight against a very strong Mc Cools team and in fact looked like they were going to win the game being four points up with ten minutes to go and level with only five minutes on the clock. But the legs tired and Mc Cools took control in the final minutes to run out winners on the night. Well done to everyone on a very spirited performance they will no doubt be a match for any team in the games to come. 
A Big Thank You
A big thank you to Mark Mc Menamin Construction who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the lads. Pics will be up as soon as we can track him down for a photo.
Minor Boys
The minors overcame a strong Na Rossa / Dungloe challenge in Glenfin last Wednesday evening to reach the Division two County Final. In a nervy first fifteen minutes the Reds were creating a lot of chances but were not taking full advantage of them. Johnny carlin, Stephen Mc Menamin & James Carlin put the cross lads three up before the challengers got their first score. The lads then got two more scores through Odharan Doherty and Ryan Bradley. The Na Rossa Dungloe lads then added another two points before the Reds broke on the counter attack with a long ball through to Justin Mc Bride who picked out Corey Gallagher in the box who took full advantage and finished off a great move to the back of the net.  The opposition cancelled out the goal with a well worked goal of their own within two minutes. The Reds then upped the tempo and slotted over three more points before halftime through Johnny Carlin, & James with another two points. The half time score was 1-8 to 1-3 The Na Rossa boys started strong in the second half and puled the game back to a two points. With the pressure building on the Reds Corey Gallagher got his second goal of the game at a really crucial stage to calm the nerves. Gavin Wright picked him out with a terrific pass and he converted calmly to the net once again. The goal was backed up with two more points one from Johnny and another from James to open the gap to seven once again. With only ten minutes left the Reds were in the driving seat. The men from the West scored their final point of the game and The Reds added two more one from Cathal Doherty and one from Johnny Carlin to run out winners on a score line of 2-12 to 1-7 With the other semi final ending in a draw and the replay fixed for Bank Holiday Monday the lads are still unsure who they will meet in the final. Star man on the night was Corey Gallagher with Two goals at very crucial times.
Lotto& 100+ Club Results
This weeks lotto results 01/05/14Numbers drawn were 7,6,5,8,2,4,1,3One winner matches 4 numbers. Paddy Kelly Dromore receives €50Next weeks Jackpot Is €3925 100+ Club Winner was Number 3 Donal Callaghan Ballyarl receives €100
Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
​Strictly Come Dancing Final
Good luck to Maurice & Majella and Connor & Bronagh in the final of strictly come dancing in the Villa Rose this Friday evening at 8pm Tickets are still available and priced at €15. Please support the dancers in the final. A return bus will leave Browne’s Bar at 7.30 first come first served.
Other News
Club Donegal membership cards are now available to any club members who wish to avail of them. Membership grants the holder free admission into any senior club match including county semi finals and finals. Contact Liam Doherty on 0876478122 for more info on cost etc.
The Park Committee
The park committee have done some good work on the pitch entrance and in making a new improved road way up to the clubhouse.
Cake Sale
The U12 and U14 girls are hosting a coffee morning/cake sale on Sunday 8th June in the Red Hughs clubhouse and we need your help. If you can bake or if you know anyone who can bake and would like to help the girls out then please contact Maura Mc Crudden or Sabrina White. All help would be very much appreciated.
Training for Seniors/Reserves: Tuesdays & Thursdays @7.30 & Sunday mornings. Senior Ladies: Mondays & Fridays @7.30. U16 Boys: Mondays @7pm. U14 Girls: Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 -7pm.All girls to be at the training pitch for 5.50pm. Gum shields are compulsory. The u14 league is starting on the Tuesday 13th of April. U12 Girls: Saturday mornings 11 am – 12 noon. Again Gum Shields Are Compulsory. The Underage Training will continue every Saturday for u6s up to and including u12 boys and girls. Training from 11am to 12 noon. Please note that for safety reasons all children are to be collected by parent or guardian at the upper entrance to the playing field. It is compulsory for all underage players to wear gum shields for training and games this year. All new players are welcome. Check Club Facebook page for changes/updates.
By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 5th May

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