Latest St Eunan’s Club Notes
Brian McCormick’s Sports & Leisure Division One / Division One Reserve.
League action continues this weekend with a busy fixture load for both teams. Later today (Friday), O’Donnell Park will play host to the visit of Glenswilly with the Reserve game starting at 5pm and the Seniors starting at 6:30pm. This will be quickly followed up with a trip to Glenties to face Naomh Conaill on Sunday afternoon (Res 1:30pm / Snr 3pm).
Last time out, it was an away trip to Cloughaneely and thankfully, both sides came home with a win under their belt. The Reserves had a fairly comfortable victory, making it two wins from two for them, while the Seniors did prevail after having to weather a storm. A closely-fought to 1-9 to 1-7 saw them come through a tough battle.
St Eunan’s Super House Draw
The House Draw weekend is upon us and we’ll be changing a few people’s lives on Sunday when the draw itself takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel. There’ll be live music on the night from Paddy Kelly on what sure is to be a great night. It goes without saying that you’re all invited, so be sure to pop along and see the spectacle.
The draw will take place at 10pm and now is a good chance to give huge thanks to the committee who have worked tirelessly to see this through. Their work is still not finished yet, of course, and they are still seeking help with the final push at Brendan McGlynn’s offices on the High Road. It’s a great to chance to take part in the final buzz of this great event.
Be sure to try and volunteer for a while if you can this weekend!
Yes Chef Catering Region 2
The Juniors had a Bye last weekend, but they return to league action on Easter Monday with a home game against Malin (3pm). Alan O’Connell’s men looking to go in the defence of the league title that they won last year.
Senior Hurling League
After a weekend of rest, the hurlers return to action this Sunday when they host Buncrana at 6:30pm and next Friday, they will then travel to Burt to partake that starts at the same time.
Minor Hurling League
Last Tuesday, the minor hurlers lost out by a score of 2-14 to 2-9 away to Setanta, however they responded in the best way possible with a 1-11 to 1-7 victory in Buncrana on Thursday; a win that puts them right back in the race for top-spot in the league table.
NRB U12 Division One and Division Three
A Monday evening meeting between our under-12s ended in a win for our fledgling stars as they overcame a bar run of results to beat Termon away on Wednesday while the Division Three side did likewise away to Robert Emmet’s.
The B side unfortunately lost out tow Downings but overall, it’s been a good week for this group of lads.
NRB u16 Championship
Both under 16 games were postponed. The first time will now meet Muff in a game that is due to take place next Friday 26th April (further details tbc) while the Development Squad had to abandon their game due to the unavailability of a referee on the night.
Senior Ladies Football
Last time out, our Ladies lost out Termon but they’ll be looking to put things right when they travel to Glenties for a meeting with Naomh Conaill on Monday morning. Start-time there is 11am.
Good news this week for Laurence Blake (Letterkenny) and Martina McGrenra (Glenswilly) in this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 25 and 31. Well done to both our winners there.
TG4 were in touch to say that they are now taking applications to take part in the latest series of Underdogs. The applicants must never have played Gaelic football at a Senior intercounty Championship level. They must be 18 years of age on/by May 1st of this year to be eligible and they have to be officially registered with their club before entering. Applications can made ar www.TG4.ie/underdogs
The Cúl Camp venues and supervisors for Summer 2019 are now confirmed and live registration is available via the Kelloggs Cúl Camp website. This year they overall responsibility for Donegal lies with the new GDM, Aaron Kyles.
Congratulations to Kieran Tobin who was named as captain of the Donegal Minors for the Championship season this year. A great honour for this talented and very humble young man. We extend our highest salutations to him and his family at this proud time.
Sunday Morning Academy
No academy this weekend as it’s Easter Sunday. We’ll be back the following week, however.
FAO: Underagae Managers
Gentle reminder that all underage managers must notify Charlie McAteer if they are planning to host a friendly / challenge match. This is so the Secretary can apply to the County Board for insurance purposes.
Profound sympathies to the McAteer and McBride families who lost their son Donough this week in tragic circumstances. The McAteer family are well-known in and around Letterkenny, largely because of their family business (‘County Seat’) that is located on the Main Street. Donough would have been celebrating his second birthday on the day of his burial.
Words fail me at this point.
May the angel rest in peace.
Ulster GAA Data Protection Session
Ulster GAA are running a Data Protection Session aimed at Club officials on May 1st in Garvaghey. Anyone wishing to apply can fill in an application form using the link:
Further information can be got from Kelly Cunningham at: email@example.com.
An important email to all coaches will go out early next week. If you feel you should have received it, but didn’t be sure to let me know and I’ll forward it on.
Finally, we’d like to wish all our members and their loved ones a safe and Happy Easter. Go easy on the chocolate, folks.
Have a great weekend.
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