Our Seniors and Reserves were both in action at the weekend with home games hosting Urris.
The reserves were the early starters with their game throwing in at 5.30.
The first half was a very close affair with the Red Hugh’s lads playing with a strong breeze
were one point up at the break 1-3 to 1-2. It was a very different affair in the second half. Our lads stepped it up a gear
and totally dominated the game against the wind. The Clonmany men couldn’t get to grips with the movement
of the Reds going forward. The Urris defence was opened time after time and the
Red Hugh’s boys took full advantage racing into a nine point lead.
A late rally from the Clonmany men reduced the deficit to six points
before the boys again took control and ran out easy winners on a score line of 3-9 to 2-3.
Star men on the day for us was Noel Ewing, Micheal Devine, Ryan Bradley, Damien Wilson & Corey Gallagher.
The first team lads took the field at 7pm in their second game of their campaign after a first game victory
over Milford at home the lads were hoping to keep on track with another home win.
The Urris lads were not going to be an easy hurdle after knocking the Cross lads out of the championship last year.
It was a very nervy opening with both sides wasting chances in the early minutes of the game.
The Reds got the first score through Gerard Melaugh after five minute.
The visitors got an equalizer almost ten minutes later. It was tit for tat there after until
the final ten minutes of the half. A long diagonal ball into Calvin Bradley who laid it off to Eugene Brown
seen him up ended in the box winning a penalty which Calvin tucked away with ease.
The Urris lads kept their cool and went on the attack straight away a long high ball into
the box wasn’t dealt with the ball was punched to the net by K Mc Laughlin to cancel
out the Reds penalty. The half time score was 1-4 to 1-3
The visitors came out strong in the second half and got an equalizer through Conor Brennan.
Urris had a lot of possession early in the second half but failed to capitalize on it.
The Red Hughs lads kept probing away and were creeping ahead slowly with points from Damien Brown,
Johnny Carlin, Gerry Melaugh & Martin Bonner. The Cross men found themselves three points up
with ten minutes to go. The visitors were not going to lay down quietly and closed
to gap to two points before disaster stuck again for the home side.
Another long hopeful ball into the box from the Urris lads and a mix up in our defence
seen the ball ending up in the back of the net.
The Clonmany men were in the driving seat and quickly raced into a four point
lead that was a gap that was too much to claw back. A late rally from the home side
was too little too late and the visitors ran out winners on the day. The final score was Red Hughs 2-7 Urris 2-10
Teams & Scorers Were Red Hughs
Luke Kelly, Alan Mc Connell, Thomas Mc Menamin, Mickey Sweeney,
Gerard Melaugh (0-2) Peadar Mc Glinchey, Stephen Mc Menamin, Marty Bonner (0-2)
Eugene Brown, Cathal Doherty, Damien Brown (1-1) Johnny Carlin (0-1) PJ Gallagher,
Colm Melaugh, Calvin Bradley (1-0)
S Noonan, A Doherty, K Kelly, S Mc Gill, M Grant (0-3) S Cooke,
K Doherty, D Kelly (0-1) D Devlin, K Mc Laughlin (1-3) B Doherty (0-1), G Doherty,
C Brennan (0-1), P Devlin (1-0) A Friel (0-1)
The minors are waiting the winners of Carndonagh and Termon
in the division 2 semi final. Date and venue tbc.
The under 14’s are due to play Glenfin in their final game of the league
from which they will qualify for division 3 quarter final spot.
The under 14 girls are playing in their first league game at home v Glenfin
on Tuesday evening at 5pm.
A meeting of the minor board will take place on Thursday evening at 9pm in the
Clubhouse all underage managers please attend.
Strictly Come Dancing
Tickets are still available for the strictly come dancing next Sunday priced at €15.
Tickets are on sale in Bradleys shop. Admission is by ticket only no cash will be taken at the door on the night
. Good luck to all involved.
Numbers Drawn 4,5,8,3,1,2,7,6
There was no Winning sequence Kathleen Doherty Stranorlar was lucky dip winner of €30
100 Club Winner was David Pearson Ballybofey receives €100
Thanks to all for your continued support
The position of Club P.R.O is still vacant anyone who would like to fill the vacancy
or find out more of what the job entails feel free to contact Kathy on 087 7647168 any-time after 5pm or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Club Needs You!!
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.