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Secondary competition shelved

The secondary competition set up last year to be played during the summer when the county was in involved in the championship football has been shelved. The idea behind the competition was to give clubs competitions when their county players were away playing with county.

Chairman of the County Competitions Control Commitee Charlie Cannon informed Monday night’s county committee meeting that it is not being run this year and is included in the programme of games drawn up by the CCCC.

Friday night games only by agreement

The playing or refixing of adult games in Donegal, on Friday nights will only be done with the consent of the two clubs Charlie Cannon confirmed on Monday night.

Division Five

Division Five format to be decided next Monday night

The nine clubs - Pettigo, Ardara, Naomh Conaill, Glenfin, Glenswilly, St. Eunan’s, Sean MacCumhaills, St. Micahels and Malin - who have enterted teams in Division Five of the All- County Football League are to meet the CCCC next Monday night.

The purpose of the meeting is to decide on whether to run the league on a north south basis or on an all county basis.

County teams looking for grounds to train on

Development Officer Michael McMenamin, is looking for clubs to provide facilities for county teams to train. The development officer who said he contacted ten clubs without any success appealed to club to provide pitches and facilities for county teams to train on.

He also paid tribute to the Robert Emmett’s club for once again providing their facility to the county seniors for the past three months.

Senior Footballers Golf Classic

Donegal senior footballers are running a golf classic to raise funds to assist with the cost of training the team. The classic is to be held in Rosapenna Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday May 2.

Commending the players on coming up with the initiative chairman P.J. McGowan said that the fund was not a slush fund and would be adminstered by the county board.

O’Shea steps down as Vocational School manager

Donegal Vocational Schools are on the look out for a new manager after chairman of the Vocational Schools committee announced that the outgoing manager John O’Shea had stepped down. Paying tribute to the outgoing manager and his backroom team of Seosamh McKelvey and Seamus Gallagher and coaches Joe McBrearty and Paddy Hegarty, the chairman said that John Joe had been a great servant to schools football in the county and his recent All-Ireland success was his fourth.

The chairman also stated that the participation of a combined school teams - Colaisti Inis Eoghain - in Ulster Colleges competitions had been referred to the Ulster Schools Committee.

Official Summer camps

Donegal clubs will not be able to run their own summer camps if they do not agree to run an official GAA Cul Summer Camp, secretary Aodh Mairtin O’Fearraigh told county committee.

Club boundaries

The club boundaries that were approved by the bye-law passed last summer are the ones being recognised by the county board, chairman P.J. McGowan, told Terence McGinley, on Monday night. That is the parish rule or where agreed boundaries exist between two clubs.

Ronan Kerr remembered in prayer

Ronan Kerr, the young Tyrone, PSNI officer murdered outside his home in Omagh, on Saturday afternoon was remembered in prayer at Monday night’s county committee meeting.

A member of the Beragh Red Knight’s GAA Club, in Tyrone he was among the deceased who were prayed for at the end of the meetings as is customary at the end of all county committee meeting.

The late Ronan Kerr’s brother Cathair who was on his way home from Australia when he heard about the tragic death of his brother is a former member of Letterkenny Gaels GAA Club.

Cathair played for the Letterkenny in the 2009 season and for the early part of the 2010 season before emigrating to Australia. He had initially transferred from New York to Letterkenny Gaels.