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Donnelly Cup : Huge Success At Killyclogher

Friday 24.06.2011
Team Talk Mag
Club


The annual Donnelly Cup held by Killyclogher/ Cappagh GAC for the primary schools in the parish took place today at Ballinamullan. There were over 120 children participating which is a credit to the teachers and coaches who put so much time and effort into promoting Gaelic games in the schools and throughout the parish. The skill, determination and most importantly the sportsmanship demonstrated by all today ensures a promising future for the club.

Donnelly Cup Final     Omagh Integrated v St. Mary’s Killyclogher B

The showpiece event did not disappoint as this turned out to be a fantastic final. The game was end to end with each defence on top throughout the final. However it was Killyclogher B captained by John McSorley who prevailed by the narrowest of margins. The performance of the Killyclogher B team was a credit to the players as they gelled together throughout the competition to claim an unexpected victory. This was a lesson to any young player that no matter what team you are on whether it is an A or B team that if you work hard success will follow.  Omagh Integrated must be commended for their performance throughout the competition. This was only their second year in the competition and to reach the Donnelly Cup Final was a great achievement. They must also be commended for their sportsmanship at the final whistle.

Centenary Cup Final   Killyclogher A v Recarson A

These two teams have contended the last number of Donnelly Cup finals with Recarson coming out on top. Today in the Centenary Cup final however it was the turn of Killyclogher A captained by Rory Cunningham to prevail. The Killyclogher A team overcame an earlier defeat in the competition and produced an excellent display in the final to run out deserving winners. Recarson, who were reigning champions, produced a number of great performances throughout the competition and can be proud of the manner in which they defended the title.

Centenery Shields Final          Christ the King v Gortnagarn A

This proved to be the closest final of the day with both teams locked together at the full time whistle. It took extra time to separate the teams with Gortnagarn A winning out by a couple of points. This was the first time in the competition’s history that a final has gone to extra time which made Gortnagarn captain Cathal Mc Menamin and his team mates ‘extra’ proud. Christ the King competed well throughout the competition and should be proud of their overall performance.

Cappagh Shield           Recarson B v Gael Scoil

Again this final was keenly contested. The determination of both teams ensured a great final. It was Gael Scoil captained by Caolan Kelly who won out by a few points. Their motto for the final was ‘Yes we can’ – Barrack Obama. Recarson put up a commendable performance in the final and during the group section.

Ballinamullan Shield   Mountfield v Gortnagarn B

This final saw the only girls’ team in the competition lose out narrowly to Mountfield. The girls were a credit as they suffered some heavy defeats but continued to compete well and they produced a very spirited performance in the final. Mountfield were captained by Fionn McElduff. Fionn and his teamates worked hard throughout and were deserving winners of the Ballinamullan Shield.

A special thank you to all the teachers for their hard work and support on the day and Killyclogher’s very own Marty Swift who presented the trophies and medals to all the players. The club would also like to thank the sponsor of the Donnelly Cup – Gortrush Trading.

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