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November 28th 2001

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Donegal Town FC

UNDERAGE: The Club is currently involved in underage football for all ages in the Bosco Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Tuesday: Under 8s boys and girls with Declan McIntyre, Development Officer with the FAI overseeing the coaching 6-7pm. All are welcome. Wednesday: Under 12: 6-7pm.; Girls 11-14: 7-8pm

SENIORS: The senior team are doing very well in their league and are sitting mid-table at present. This young squad are doing the club proud and the committee are delighted with the progress being made. The next few years will see this current squad mature and hopefully win trophies in the future. Congratulations to Paul Durcan and Carl Lacey who have been involved with the Irish Schools International team and also to Benny Byrne who has been called into Finn Harps Under 21 squad.

Congratulations also to Peter and Mena Coulter and also to Keith and Jayne Coulter on thier recent marriages.

Negotiations on a major development plan for the club are at an advanced stage and details will hopefully be announced in the near future.

Tickets for the Car Draw are currently on sale from any club member and your support would be very much appreciated.

The Club would like to thank Billy Johnston EBS for the sponsorship of the senior team for next four years, Jimmy Melly, North West Alarms for the sponsorship of club bags and Del Sweeney, National Bar for the sponsorship of club polo shirts. Club polo shirts, bags and car draw tickets are currently on sale by contacting Pauric O’Neill on 23415.

The Under 12 squad will be starting their league in the early new year and a new kit will be required. Anyone interested in sponsoring underage football in Donegal Town F.C. would be most welcome.

Telecom Darts

Telecom Darts at the Coach House

Snooker - Paddy Kelly Cup

Runner-up Phelim Brady; Paddy Kelly, sponsor; Winner David Delaney;
Mark Mulhern, Competition co-ordinator.

David Delaney and Phelim Brady contested a five-frame final in thie Paddy Kelly Cup competition having defeated Keith Mulhern and Kieran O’Reilly in the semis. The final was fiercely contested with David Delaney running out the eventual winner 3 frames to 2.

The club AGM took place on October 11th and the new season is up and running. The Christmas hamper competition is under way. All memberships are are due for renewal- family £25, senior £20, student £8 and juniors £5.

EXHIBITION MATCH- Over 40 members travelled to Ballybofey to see Ronnie O’Sullivan and Willie Thorne play. Paul Thomas represented the club and played Willie Thorne. He aquitted himself well.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER- Tickets are now on sale for this at £1 each with excellent prizes. The local and public support is appreciated and your money is well spent maintaining this facility for everyone in the community.

FRIDAY NIGHT POOL- Recent winners in the above were Seamus Connaghan, Keith Mulhern, Fergal Browne, Ronan Gillespie and Bennie Gormley.

JUNIOR COUNTY LEAGUE- The club is represented in this league, under 17, with 3 very good teams, 2 of student members and one to watch out for- the junior team under Captain Kieran O’Reilly, Kevin Mulhern, Keith Mulhern, Seamus Connaghan and the rest of the panel.

SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE- The club is not going very well in this competition having been beaten in 3 of their 4 matches to date. Oliver Plunkett is holding his own but, with the club’s best players not showing any interest in playing, it is difficult for the teams to contest the league as in previous seasons.

Drumbar Soccer

Drumbar Utd.: Back: Eamon Brogan, Ryan O’Donnell, Ivan Corrigan, Ronan Boyle, Jamie Cahill, Mark Quinn, John McNulty.
Front: Patrick Boyle, Conor McMonagle, Declan Browne, Joseph Gallagher, Liam Boyle.

Under age coaching and soccer in Bosco Centre Wednesday nights untill Christmas 6.30 for beginners 7.30 for 9-11 year olds. Under 12s: Wednesdays in Abbey gym at 6p.m- Under 14 at 7 p.m. Our thanks to coaches Barry and Neil Thomas.

Under 14s: Killymard 3- Drumbar-1 Good performance despite missing a few players. Mark Quinn, Conor McMonagle, Ryan O’Donnell, Joseph Gallagher, J. McNulty did well, Owen Corrigan was man of the match. This week against Ballyshannon is last game of this league. A lot of this squad under 13 - so looking forward to this age group.

Senior Team: Now 3rd in CT Ball league. Had a good draw away to Arranmore 1-1 - good team performance and thanks to young players who travelled to this game. Training going well under new lights. 7.30 pm Thursday nights. Liam Farren team has tough away matches away to White Strand and Copany.

Fas Scheme: Foundations laid for new referees and kit rooms.


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