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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 8th Jul

Senior Men

The seniors had a fantastic victory over Urris in the first game of the championship. The lads knew exactly what they were up against having played them last week in the league and winning that one by a single point. Colm Melaugh opened the scoring with a fine effort from long range. Damien Brown added another two before Urris got on the scoreboard. Paul Byrne slotted another one after a great move from defence into attack. Damien was having a great game and added another three to his tally before Urris got another before the break. Half Time score was Red Hughs 0-7 Urris 0-2

The Clonmany men came out strong after the break and piled on the pressure and pegging the Reds back they scored three unanswered points to close the gap to two points. It was veteran PJ Gallagher who settled the nerves getting the Reds first score of the second half after ten minutes. The Urris lads were not giving up and were applying pressure all over the pitch. They once again cut the deficit to two points before Damien added another to the Reds score.Marty Bonner struck two fine points to settle the lads nerves. Another late rally from Urris seen them close the gap to two points but in truth the Cross lads never looked like losing this one. If they had taken all their chances the victory would have been a lot easier. But a win is a win no matter what the margin. Well done lads.

The reserves also had a great win in their game against Urris. It was never going to be easy having lost to Urris in the league last time out by 6 points. The first half was a very tight affair with both teams taking their chances well. There was only two points between them at the break Red Hughs 0-7 Urris 0-5
The Reds were a different team in the second half although it took the a while to settle. The youthfulness of the team was the driving force behind what was happening on the pitch with the young lads running at speed directly at the Urris defence. Marty Wilson got on the end of long ball and shot to the net. They Cross lads never looked back after that and ran out convincing winner. In fact the Clonmany failed to register a single score in the second half . A great display from the youthful defence. The final score was Red Hughs 1-12 Urris 0-5

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The under 10 boys and girls held their home blitz on Saturday morning. It was a fantastic occasion with some great football on display. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the blitz. The club want to thank everyone who helped out with tea and sandwiches on the day and parents for providing the sandwiches etc.

The under 12 boys lost out to Convoy in their last game of their go games campaign. They now await their next opponents in their finals match to be confirmed this week. Good luck to the lads and management in the final.

Under 12 girls all county blitz will take place this Saturday in Convoy 10.30am. Goo. Luck to the girls and management team.

Under 13 boys training continues this Friday at 6.30pm

Under 16 boys are involved in a three way playoff in their league to decide their fate. They play Letterkenny Gaels on Wednesday in Letterkenny and Glenfin at home on Friday evening both games throw in at 7.30 top two teams go into division two league playoffs and the third team goes into division three playoff. Good luck lads.

The minors played Milford in their second game of the championship away in Milford on Monday evening. The lads played very well and showed great team spirit to see off a strong Milford challenge. The final score was Red Hugh’s 3-13 Milford 2-9

Local league continues this Wednesday at 7pm everyone is asked to be there by 6.45 so we can get started on time.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 8th Jul

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