Weekend sport round-up in Donegal

WITH PHOTO GALLERY

Peter Campbell

Reporter:

Peter Campbell

One of the big events in the sporting world in Donegal at the weekend was the annual GAA Convention, which was held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.
There was one new face elected to the Executive with Convoy's Conor McDermott as new Coaching Officer. Liam McElhinney was also elected alongside PJ McGowan as Ulster Council delegate.
The chairman, Sean Dunnion, outlined that the No. 1 priority for 2017 is to progress the building of dressing rooms/committee rooms at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy, or, as he has named it, the 'Training Centre'.
The treasurer, Cieran Kelly's report showed that the county's finances are in good health with a profit on the year's workings of close on 90,000 euro.
On the playing fields Donegal had a good win (1-18 to 0-9) over Sligo in the first challenge of the new season, but there was no success for Naomh Conaill's minors as they bowed out of the Ulster Minor Club competition against Kilrea.
On the soccer field Glenea are firmly established at the top of the Premier Division, while in the u-12 Champions League Cup final, Cappry Rovers retained their title, defeating Fintown Harps 1-0.
In athletics, there was success for Donegal at the All-Ireland Novice Cross-Country Championships, most notably Oisin Kelly of Cranford AC, an athlete with such a bright future, underlined all his qualities once again when racing to a brilliant gold medal in the boys U-13 race. Donegal took bronze in the Novice Mens race.