Results from Southern Minor Board from last week were:
Under 12 League Division 1
Aodh Ruadh 4-7 0-9 Dungloe
Killybegs 8-19 4-6 Bundoran
Naomh Conaill 11-16 1-2 Ardara
Naomh Naille 2-11 2-7 CLG Naomh Muire
Under 12 League Division 2
Naomh Columba 5-10 0-7 Na Rossa
Under 16 League Division
CLG Naomh Muire 0-10 3-9 Dungloe
Naomh Columba 7-8 0-4 Killybegs
Under 16 League Division 2
Naomh Brid 2-2 6-11 Naomh Naille
Minor Championship Division 1
Naomh Muire 2-10 2-10 Naomh Conaill
Regional Under 14s Division 2 Championship Final
Killybegs 3-7 3-9 Naomh Columba
Regional Under 14s Div 1 Championship Final
Ardara 4-19 2-6 Naomh Conaill
Under 12 League Division 2
Na Rossa 4-5 7-11 Kilcar
Under 12 League Division 2
Pettigo 4-4 4-18 Naomh Ultan
Minor Championship Division 2 08/07/2013 @7.30pm
Naomh Columba v Naomh Naille Connie Doherty
Under 16 League Division 1 05/07/2013 @7.30pm
Ardara v CLG Naomh Muire Patrick Caulfield
Aodh Ruadh v Killybegs Ronan McCalliog
Dungloe v Naomh Conaill Michael Gallagher
Under 16 League Division 2 05/07/2013 @7.30pm
Four Masters v Bundoran Sylvester Maguire
Naomh Naille v Na Rossa Mark Brown
Kilcar v Naomh Brid Gabriel O Donnell
Na Rossa v Four Masters Paddy McGowan
County Under 14s Division 3 League Final 05/07/2013
Naomh Ultan v Moville 19:15
Under 12 League Division 1 06/07/2013 6.30pm
Dungloe v Bundoran Patrick Caulfield
Ardara v Killybegs Ronan McCalliog
N Muire v A Ruadh Paddy McGowan
F Masters N Conaill Sylvester Maguire
Under 12 League Division 1 08/07/2013 @ 6.30pm
Ardara v Dungloe Ronan O Donnell
Bundoran v N Muire Mark Brown
A Ruadh v Four Masters Pat Walsh
Killybegs v N Naille Ronan McCalliog
Under 12 League Division 2 06/07/2013 @ 12PM
Kilcar V Naomh Brid Kevin McGinley
Under 12 League Division 2 08/07/2013 @ 6.30PM
Na Rossa v Pettigo Jimmy Brennan
N Ultan v N Columba Lee Jordan
Kevin Faulkner Memorial Tournament
The Kevin Faulkner Memorial Tournament came to a blistering finale in Tirchonaill Park on Wednesday 26th June, showing off the talent of Under 10’s who may well be Club and County stars of the future.
On Wednesday 26th June Four Masters ground, Tirchonaill Park was the stage for the thrilling final of the Kevin Faulkner Memorial Tournament, a football competition for under 10 boys and girls that has been running for over thirty years.
The Tournament is named in memory of Kevin Faulkner, who died tragically thirty years ago.
The competition saw six teams (mixed girls and boys) battle to get into the semi-final. Four teams survived to go into the semi’s with Donegal meeting Kerry and Tyrone playing Cork.
Both semi finals were very keenly contested with Donegal, managed by Senior Four Masters player Jamie McCrea and Tyrone being led by another Senior player Hugh McPartland, winning through to the final.
The final itself turned out to be a ferociously fought intense battle, with the young players putting everything into it.
Throughout the game the lead changed several times, in the end a point separated the teams.
Donegal came out victorious. Frank Cornyn, Liam McLaughlin, Mark McMenimen along with Ciara Cox stood out for the winners with Ultan O’ Grady, Ruairí McLaughlin, Aimee Gallagher and Ryan Dullea most prominent for the runners up.
Sean and Killian Faulkner, representing the Faulkner family, presented Donegal’s Captain Frank Cornyn with the Cup and each player received a medal for their endeavors.
Damien Dunnion, Manager of Under 10 boys, commented,
“I’m delighted with the huge effort that has been put in by all the players, their commitment and dedication to the game was really highlighted by their participation in this Tournament.”
“It was great to see the skill and ability of the Under 10 girls. It bodes very well for the Club to see the level of young player’s coming through.”
“I must give a huge thank you to all the players who participated and to the managers, referees, parents and all who helped out in the running of this great competition. Hopefully this win for Donegal is a good omen for things to come!”
Donegal: Dan Dunnion, Frank Cornyn (Capt) Liam Mc Laughlin, Mark McMenimen, Ciaran Ward, Ellen Canavan, Jennifer Martin, Alice Martin, Daniel Quinn, Ciara Cox, Cian Sweeney, Susanne Martin.
Tyrone: Aimee Gallagher (Capt) Ultan O’ Grady, Ruairí McLaughlin, Ryan Dullea, Jack Myers, Conor Gillespie, Aoife Cox, Aoibhean Ward, Stephen Monaghan, Nathan Quinn, Laura Sweeney.
Naomh Columba U14s Division 2 Champions
Naomh Columba 3-9 Killybegs 3-7
Naomh columba and Killybegs played out a thrilling under 14 division 2 championship final in Ardara - Last Wednesday night.
The young Glen men having lost to Killybegs in the previous league final showed great spirit to hold off a late comeback from the Killybegs team.
Lanty Molloy and Ryan Cunningham truded points in the first ten minutes and there was very little between the two teams until the final five minutes of the first half, when James Heeny and Ronan O’ Hare scored two great goals to leave the Glen men leading by 4 points at half -time
Lanty Molloy scored a goal after ten minutes of the second half which leaved Glen 8 points clear.But 2 terrific goals from Michael Gallagher from Killybegs left the margin to 2 points.Aaron Doherty was the main thorn in Killybegs side and he bravely kept carrying through the Killybegs defence and scored a great point to secure Glen’s victory.
Naomh Columba had some great displays from Fionn Gallagher at full back ,ably assisted by all Naomh Columba defenders.It was truly a great team effort from Glen,from goalkeeper Colm Mc Ellory to corner forward Dylan Kelly and the final whistle was greeted with great excitement.The Michael oliver cup was presented by Glens wing half back Eoin Mc Intyre to his team mate Ronan O’ Hare and this was a special way to round off this victory .
The Michael Oliver McIntyre Under 14s
In a very emotional night last Wednesday evening the young men of Naomh Columba done themselves and the late Michael Oliver very proud as they defeated Killybegs in the division 2 regional final in front of a huge crowd in Ardara.
This wasn’t just a championship final trophy but it was the Michael Oliver McIntyre trophy which has been generously sponsored by Michael’s Wife Carolann in memory of her husband for all of his dedication and hard work for his club Naomh Columba and the Donegal senior team.
Michael’s son Owen played wing back against Killybegs on the night and it was very fitting that Owen presented the cup to his Glen team mate and captain Ronan O’heire
Michael Oliver himself dedicated a big part of his life to the Gaa and will be remembered most famously in the parish as the captain who lifted the Dr McGuire for the first time in N Columbas history in 1978. Twelve years later he was involved again scoring a late point against Killybegs in the final to secure the title again.
In the 1960s he was part of the St Eunan’s college team that won the Ulster McClaren cup. The only college to date to win the competition.
His leadership not just on the pitch but off it was plain to see as he held the position of club chairman for a number of years.
He made his mark on the inter county scene playing in the green and gold on a number of occassions in the late 70’s.
In 2006 he was part of Anthony Molloy’s successful backroom staff which was the last time the Donegal minors won an ulster title.
Former Donegal senior team managers,Brian McEniff, Declan Bonner, Micky Moran & Brian McIvor all used his leadership qualities as he played a big part in each of the above managers backroom teams.
The southern board would like to take this opportunity to thank Carolann and the McIntyre family for their continued support of our competitions.
Impressive Ardara Lift Regional Championship Title
An excellent performance by the Ardara U14s as they defeated Naomh Conaill in the championship final last Wednesday evening in Dunkineely.
Right from the throw in Ardara got on top scoring some early goals as the Glenties men could not get into the game. Games between these to local rivals are always tight with Naomh Conaill coming out on top on most occassions but this was a different story as the Ardara men were relentless putting the ball over the bar from all angles as they took a 3-10 to 0-2 point lead into the half time break.
The Glenties men showed signs of what they can do as they scored 2-4in the second half but this was Ardaras night as they fully deserved their victory.
Final Score: Ardara 4-19, Naomh Conaill 2-6
Both teams now go forward to represent the southern board in the County championship semi finals on Wed 3rd July and with a bit of luck we will see both teams back contesting the County final.
The southern board would like to thank Naomh Ultan again for their continued support for these finals.
Monday Nights U12s League review
Four games took place last Monday evening in the under 12s division 1 league competition.
Killybegs had a very impressive result at home against Bundoran which puts them into the top 3 at the expense of Ardara who drop a place into 4th.
Naomh Conaill extended their lead at the top of the table after a powerhouse performance against previously unbeaten Ardara.
Naomh Naille continue their excellent season as they had 4 points to spare against Naomh Muire which puts them into second place, 1 point behind Naomh Conaill.
Aodh Ruadh move up to 5th spot as they had a comfortable win against Dungloe.
In division 2 Naomh Columba proved to strong for Na Rossa tonight as they now sit in joint top of division 2.