The Donegal League celebrated its 40-year existence with the launch of a commemorative book as the Football Association of Ireland delegation rolled into Diamond Park in Ballyare on Thursday night.
Every club in the league was represented in sparkling colour and the FAI entourage headed by FAI CEO John Delaney and former Ireland midfielder and current ambassador Ray Houghton arrived from the County House in Lifford.
The FAI representatives touched base with numerous Donegal League clubs at their home grounds over the course of their seven-day tour in Donegal, which concluded yesterday afternoon at the AGM, which took place in the Mount Errigal in Letterkenny.
The clubs of the county were on hand, kitted in their respective jerseys, to for a giard of honour to welcome the delegation to the home of the Donegal League. The book was also launched, a fine
publication in colour that chronicles the history of the league and its personalities and features written submission from all member clubs from Arranmore United to Whitestrand United.
As well as the clubs, there’s an almanac of old photographs, lists of competition winners and past committee members and photographs, Oscar Traynor teams and former league conscripts. The book was published by current PRO for the Donegal League, Gary Foy.
“This production will concentrate mainly on the clubs that are current member clubs of the league with their histories and league members recalled,” penned Donegal League chairman John Joe McCafferty in his address. “It will touch on many other aspects of the league in its first 40 years. I hope you enjoy the read.”