GAA Notes: Week Ending 02-05-15

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Termon enjoyed a victorious return to The Burn Road on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Bundoran by 5 points to remain in pole position at the top of Division 2. In relatively breezy conditions, it was the home side who finished the strongest to score 1-1 in the final 3 minutes to put a gloss on the scoreline of a match they didn’t deserve to lose but almost allowed Bundoran to steal.

With no Reserve game due to Bundoran’s involvement in the County Minor Division 2 Final on Monday, the Senior game got under way as a solo fixture at 3:00, and it was Termon who sprung from the traps the quicker with a brace of Daire McDaid frees and a well taken Aidan Sweeney goal putting them 1-2 to no score ahead after 10 minutes. Bundoran came to life then however and scores from Tommy Hourihan (free), a Jamie Brennan double and Gary Clancy with a Daire McDaid score from play and a Christy Connaghan 45 leaving Termon leading by that vital Aidan Sweeney goal at halftime on a score of 1-4 to 0-4.

The second half began as a reverse of the first with a curling Jamie Brennan effort getting Bundoran started, before Michael Boyle made a crucial stop from a powerful Peter McGonagle strike at the expense of a point when a goal looked almost certain. A goal at that stage would have put Bundoran 1 point ahead, but as it wasn’t to be and ill-discipline proved to be their undoing as 3 Daire McDaid frees, with a reply from Jamie Brennan, left Termon leading 1-7 to 0-7 halfway through the second half. Scores from Alan Russell and a Jamie Brennan free put the minimum between the teams. Christy Connaghan and Tommy Hourihan exchanged points before home Captain Steve McElwaine put 2 between them. Ciaran McCaughey responded for the visitors to leave a single point between them again. Bundoran searched valiantly for the equaliser but a resolute Termon defense soaked up the pressure, before a storming counter attack involving strong performance from a number of players left Daire McDaid with a simple palm into the net to push Termon 4 points ahead on the 30 minute mark. Another storming counter attack lead to a converted free from Christy Connaghan and a black card for Paul Brennan as the game came to an end.Termon Manager Paddy McDaid will be delighted to have returned to The Burn Road on a winning note, with good performances from Michael Boyle, Anthony McGrenra, Aidan Sweeney, Daire McDaid and Christy Connaghan. Final Score An Tearmann 2-10 Bundoran 0-11: Report on Sunday’s game by Connell McGrenra.

Termon: Michael Boyle; Fintan O’Flynn, Anthony McGrenra, Kevin McElwaine; Steve McElwaine (0-1), Joe English, Lee Doherty; Caolan Mellett, Kevin McDaid; Ricky Gallagher, Aidan Sweeney (1-0), Daire McDaid (1-6, 5f); John McCafferty, Christy Connaghan (0-3, 1f, 1 45), Enda McCormack. Subs: James McSharry for Enda McCormack; Daireann Gibson for Joe English; Jimmy McElwaine for Steve McElwaine.

Both the Reserves and Seniors are scheduled to play Gaeil Fhánada in Trialough on Saturday evening, Reserves at 6, Seniors at 7.30.

Ladies

Junior ladies: anyone interested in training or playing please contact Harry on 0868500734.

Minor and U16s training has started, anyone interested or who has not received any texts please contact Aileen on 0861020368.

U14 girls had no game last week and trained on Sunday. On Tuesday night the girls played Downings at home, report next week. On Tuesday 5th of May the girls are away to Fanad. Hard luck to Rionach, Mya and Sarah who all got game time for the Donegal u14 girls,but unfortunately lost to Cavan. Well done Eimear and the rest of the u14 Development squad on beating Fermanagh last weekend. Training continues on Sunday evenings at 6:30-8 at the football pitch, any queries contact Paddy.

The under 16 county girls lost at the weekend, but are through to a three way tie in Ulster.

U12 girls due to play Downings away On Friday evening, details tbc. Training continues on Wednesdays, a text will be sent out.

Massive congrats to the county senior team, and all the Termon girls on a big win on Sunday against Westmeath. They are now through to the league final.

Good luck to all the girls stepping out with the County U14s and U18s this Saturday at 1:30 and 3:00 in Carndonagh. All support welcome!

Coaching

Donegal ladies are holding a club mentors’ workshop on Wednesday in Red Hugh’s clubhouse with a 7:00 start. would suit anyone involved in coaching/managing teams.

There’s a coaching workshop being held on Wednesday 29th in Glenfin at 7:30, it is based on attacking play, this is being run by Roger Keenan of Ulster Council and is for coaches from u16-senior.

Topaz Cash for Clubs Promotion

Reminder to anyone that refuels at Kelly’s Topaz at the Mountain Top or any Topaz that you can collect cards/ stamps with every €40 you spend at the pumps and this can help enter our club into the Topaz nationwide draw for cash prizes. Thanks to Mairtin Kelly and his staff for their support with this. We need a big push to reach our target to gain entry into this draw so please get them Termon GAA Club cards stamped at Kellys Topaz or any Topaz outlet. Again any queries contact Eddie on 086 6082512

Club Donegal Cards

Club Donegal cards are now available from the Club Chairman Danny O’Donnell, telephone no 0879384702. They cost €100, or €70 to any club member who has purchased an annual lotto, and also come with a polo t-shirt in designed exclusively for Club Donegal. The Club Donegal card gives admission to adult senior and reserve league games, as well as championship matches, and are excellent value for any regular match attender.

TEXT APP “AppText”

We now have a free smartphone app for receiving club alerts. Please search for “AppText” in your App store, install, login and click Create Account. This app will save the club significantly on our texting costs. There is NO cost to receive or reply to AppText alerts.

Lotto

Last week’s jackpot was €2,150. Numbers drawn were 9,23,24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner or match 3 winner. Open draw winners were Jane McGettigan Kilmacrennan and Mary Rodden Termon. Next week’s jackpot is €2,200, and the Draw will be held in Nora’s, Kilmacrennan. Coordinators are Pauric Hilferty and Joe O Connell.

Would the lotto coordinators for each week please send the results to the PRO for inclusion in the notes by Monday evening at the latest. They can either be sent by text to 0874117713, or by e-mail to clgantearmainn@live.ie.

Minor Board notes in association with Kelly’s CENTRA

The under 16 boys recorded a win away against Naomh Colmcille in stormy conditions on Monday evening. Manager James Cassidy commented after the game: “A truly gritty performance – despite a number of injuries and missing players, the team showed huge character to see out the win when leading by two points and facing a gale for a long period in the second half . Great to see their hard work & determination rewarded”.

Training continues for underage players, and with the Burn Road returning to full use in the next few weeks, the season is almost fully up and running.