Ballyshannon RFC U14s beat Clogher Valley

Ballyshannon RFC U14s beat Clogher Valley

Ballyshannon Rugby U14 squad were hosts to Clogher Valley RFC on Saturday.

Thankfully the rain held off over Ballyshannon and the

Lakeside Centre, and so it was a wonderful morning to play rugby in.

Clogher Valley were a spirited and sportsmanlike squad, but thankfully for the home team, perseverance and some beautiful periods of play ensured eventual victory.

The final score line was 45 - 26 in Ballyshannon's favour, three tries scored by captain Cian Barden, two from Richard Mulcahy and Daire Warren.

Five of these 7 tries were converted by Cian Barden. It was a well earned and well deserved win for coach Clinton Morrow and his U14 squad.

They train on a Wednesday evening at the Lakeside Centre, from 7 until 8.15, and newcomers are always welcome.

Draw

Meanwhile Ballyshannon RFC recently ran a fundraising draw with a grand prize of two stand tickets for Saturday's eagerly awaited game between Ireland and the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium.

The draw was a tremendous success and almost every county in Ireland featured on the ticket stubs.

There was great support for the draw locally and on night of draw it was impossible to get a ticket.

The draw took place on Saturday night last in Finn McCools before a large crowd and the winning ticket was purchased by Johnny Ryan, Wicklow. Johnny has Ballyshannon connections as he is son-in-law of Billy and Mags Grimes .

Johnny is a rugby follower and will be making full use of his two prize tickets.

Funds raised will be used for the continued development of underage rugby in the Ballyshannon and surrounding areas. The Club greatly appreciate the support they received for this draw.

Thanks especially to those who bought tickets at their sale evening at Centra, Ballyshannon.

Finally a word of thanks to all ticket sellers and anyone who helped make this draw such a success.