Whist 11/6/14

Ladies. 1st Frank Curran, Castlefinn 177. 2nd Molly O’Haire, Strabane 168. 3rd Mary McMenamin, Ballybofey 168

Gents. 1st Patsy McDaid, St Johnston 171. 2nd Patsy O’Hagan, Cloghfin 165. 3rd David O’Donnell, Letterkenny 164

1st Half: Annie Callaghan, Killygordon 87

2nd Half: Nellie Carlin, Castlefinn 87

Snowball: Next week’s snowball is 187 or better for €60.

Everyone welcome to attend.

Parent and Toddler: Parent and toddler meeting every Tuesday morning at the CPI from 10.30 am to 12 noon. All are welcome

DIY for Women: DIY for Women will be on at the CPI on Tuesday the 17th of June from 7pm to 9pm. For further information please contact Mary in the CPI Centre on 074 – 9143976

Coming Soon: Jewellery Making in association with Donegal ETB: Are you interested in making your own Jewellery. The CPI Centre will be running a dedicated Jewellery making class in the coming months subject to numbers. For further information please contact Mary in the CPI centre on 074 – 9143976

Community Art Project:  People of Doneyloop/Clady area you are invited to take part in Community Discussions / Workshops which will result in a piece of public art being chosen by you and sited in the Clady/Doneyloop area.  The first of four workshops will take place in the Doneyloop Youth Club Building on Saturday 14/6/14 from 11am – 3pm, refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to hearing your ideas / suggestions around this exciting project.

Lotto Numbers 1-11-18-20.1 match - 3 winner Thomas Coyle,  Doneyloop € 100.

Jackpot this week is €4100

Bingo continues every Friday night in St. Mary’s hall Castlefinn. All support welcome. Next week’s snowball €2660. Thanks to everyone who attended the weekly bingo.


Under 10's continue to train every Saturday from 11am - 12.30pm. Under 14’s training continues Monday nights from 6.30 to 7.45pm. Senior men continue to train this week on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7pm, all welcome.

Under 14 boys were in action on Friday night in a Division 2 championship semi-final versus St. Michael’s of Dunfanaghy.

 Full match report:

15 minutes in and the score was 1-4 to 0-0 to Emmet’s, thanks to a well taken goal by Paul Farrell, and several good points by Corrie Lee Bogan 2pts, Declan Bryson 1pt and Rory Dalton with a point.

Emmet’s, with a great start, pushed on again with another hard worked score this time from Eoin McMenamin at 18 minutes. Emmet’s again won the ball on the kick out and Corrie Lee Bogan went on to convert a free and a 35m in quick succession with 21 minutes gone. St. Michael’s then picked up the heads and found encouragement to drive forward into the Emmet’s Box, missing a goal opportunity after tough work breaking down the Emmet’s defence. From the kickout St. Michael’s again pushed back the Emmet’s defence, this time the ball finding the back of the Emmet’s net. Two narrow point opportunities went wide for St. Michael’s just before the 25 minute mark as Emmet’s hit a slow run of play. St. Michael’s finished the half off with a 35m going over the crossbar to leave the score Robert Emmet’s 1-7 to St. Michael’s 1-1.

Second half:

Emmet’s won the ball from the throw-in and the ball was quickly delivered into Aaron Mc Menamin who came on as a sub to slot the ball over the bar. Rory Dalton followed closely after with a Goal for Emmet’s, before another fine score by Aaron Mc Menamin at the 35 minute mark. Corrie Lee then stepped up again to grab another point for Emmet’s at 37 minutes. St. Michael again were slow to start but began to build and grab their first point at 40 minutes. Then another with a free from a narrow angle. St. Michael’s were then showing better and a point was slotted over the bar from close range, with another shortly after at 41 minutes. Emmet’s again slowing to have a rough patch of play while St. Michaels were pushing forward well. St. Michael’s converted a point again, this time from a free. Emmet’s lifted the spirit from the Kickout however and went straight for a goal opportunity at the other end of the field, but saved well and then the 35m kicked wide  at 45 minutes. St. Michael’s keeper kicked the ball out again and Emmet’s immediately sent the ball back in and Aaron Mc Menamin grabbed another fine score at 47min. Emmet’s began to regain confidence at this point as Corrie Lee received the only yellow card of the game. The young man replied instantly by winning back the ball and running straight into the St. Michael’s defence to give Emmet’s a decisive goal at 49 minutes gone. Both sides played a close game of contesting football for next 7 – 8 min with Emmet’s defence holding well. All the defenders and several forwards were back, breaking down the St. Michael attacks well, before Emmet’s broke and scored their final point through Corrie Lee from a free kick.

In the closing minutes St. Michael’s made a final push with several narrow wide’s before winning a 35m kick on 60min. The ball was kicked into a crowded Emmet’s box, and broke to an Emmet’s player.

The final whistle was blown to a final score of Robert Emmet’s 3-13 to St Michael’s 1-5.

In summary, it was a fine display of football from the two young teams. Every single Emmet’s player gave everything in preparation and during the match to get a fantastic result at home for a young Team. They will be sure to deliver a contest to Letterkenny in the final. The club would like to thank everyone who came to support and would like to encourage more supporters as the team goes for glory in the coming weeks. Well done to all the young men and adults involved both on and off the field to bring a great team together.

Starting team: Niall Quinn, Oran Farrell, Oisin Fullen, Gavin Friel, Kevin Mc Colgan, Brandon Bogan, Niall Mc Bride, Declan Bryson, Paul Farrell, Daniel Foy, Corrie Lee Bogan, Reece Gallagher, Jack Meenan, Rory Dalton, Eoin Mc Menamin. Subs: Aaron Mc Menamin (On), Jamie Mc Namee(On), Kian Mc Loughlin(On), Jamie Mc Ghee, Andrew Heward, Dylnn Harvey.

Emmet’s vs. Letterkenny Gael’s next in the Division Championship Final. Keep an Eye on Facebook and local papers for confirmation of time and date.

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