The 2013/14 Donegal Schools Rugby season is about to kick off with schools from all over the county getting ready to take part.
Although a relatively new sport in Donegal, rugby is now hugely popular throughout the county with schools and clubs from all corners of Donegal competing in U18, U16’s and U14sboys leagues as well as two girls leagues.
The success and popularity of the sport throughout Donegal is due to the success of the Donegal Community Rugby Project (DCRP) which began in 2006 with the aim of promoting Rugby throughout the county.
Local schools and their coaches have throughout the years with the help of the DCRP and the Ulster Branch been training and up-skilling to deliver quality sessions to interested students in secondary schools throughout the county.
Schools from south Donegal such as St. Catherine’s in Killybegs compete with schools in the east and west of the county - Mulroy College, Loreto Milford and St. Columba’s College as well as St. Eunan’s.
Crana College and Carndonagh CS in the North West also compete amongst many others. Should your school wish to find out more about introducing Rugby in your school please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
South West Donegal Darts
Kilcar House had a winning start to the league with a 6-4 win over Teague’s on Friday night, ahead 2-1 after the doubles Kenneth Kennedy beat Mike Naulty Jnr 3-0 in the opening singles match, there were 180’s for Mike Jnr (2) and Donal Duddy. Glenhead had a good 8-1 win over The Bridge Bar Hugh Doherty beat John McHugh in the opening singles 3-1, John had a 100 checkout. O’Donnell’s v Roartys was postponed due to a bereavement we offer our condolences to the Fuller family on the passing of Charlie.
Week One Results
Glenhead 8-1 Bridge Bar
Kilcar House 6-4 Big Francies
O’Donnell’s P-P Roartys
Sliabh Liag Bye
Week Two Fixtures
Friday 4th October
Teague’s v Sliabh Liag
Glenhead v Roartys
O’Donnell’s v Kilcar House
Saturday 11th October
SWDDL Grand Prix tournament in Kilcar House details next week.
Donegal Pool News:
The new season kicks off in earnest this weekend with the first of the county qualifier competitions. Last year we held a very successful series of competitions. Over 70 players competed in total and the Association sent two teams to represent the county in the All Ireland inter-counties event.
More information on our competitions can be found at the DonegalPoolNews facebook page or by contacting Dermot Hegarty on 0877804521.