Donegal and Ballyshannon get rugby season up and running

Peter Campbell

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Peter Campbell

Donegal and Ballyshannon get rugby season up and running
Donegal Town and Ballyshannon will battle for the Dinsmore Cup this Saturday when they face each other in the season opener at the Holmes (2.30 p.m.)

Donegal Town and Ballyshannon will battle for the Dinsmore Cup this Saturday when they face each other in the season opener at the Holmes (2.30 p.m.)

Donegal Town kick off their 40th season in senior rugby when they take the field against Ballyshannon.

For the home side it’s the start of a season that promises much. A new senior management team has come on board with great hopes of carrying on and furthering the great work already done by previous manager Corney Carr.

Gary Prendiville, who has moved in to fill the void left by Corney, has brought David Barrett on board as his second in command. Between them they not only have years of senior rugby experience but have also played alongside many of the current panel giving them plenty firsthand experience of the strength and weaknesses of this years squad.

It’s 40 years since the Club became the first in Donegal to join the Ulster Rugby League and those four decades have seen great highs and lows. Hopefully this Saturday sees them add another trophy to the cabinet and set the scene for a successful season ahead. Kick off is 2:30.