Good sport weekend for Donegal youth


It was a good weekend for the younger brigade of Donegal sport with success on a number of front.
Top of the list was Emily Kelly from St. Mary's NS, Stranorlar and Finn Valley AC, who was declared the girl with the Fastest Feet in Ireland in Athlone on Saturday and her prize will be to represent Ireland at the Millrose Games in New York in February.
Twin Towns Jason Quigley continued his rise up the professional ranks with his 12th win on the trot on Saturday night and he is now ranked in the top 12 in the world and could be in action again as early as January. He just needed one round to dispose of Puerto Rican, Jorge Melendez.
There was success for the U-16s of Lagan Harps who defeated Kilmacrennan to win the Champions League, while PCC, Falcarragh claimed the McDevitt Cup, defeating St. Ronan's, Lurgan in the final in Owenbeg, Derry on Friday.
Saturday was a red letter day for young Dale Gorman of Letterkenny as he claimed his first senior goal with League Two side Stevenage. His strike put his side 1-0 ahead and they eventually prevailed 2-1 against Barnet.

We also learned that Donegal have two Ulster Colleges All-Stars with the announcement that St. Eunan's Niall O'Donnell and Abbey VS player Peadar Mogan, have been honoured. Also young Conor O'Donnell of St. Eunan's College is the first U-16 Future Star award winner from the county. He will be presented with his award tonight in Belfast.
Killybegs GAA club officially opened their new facilites at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park witha Fitness Suite and Administration rooms.

The Ryan family from Kilmacrennan had to settle for third place in the RTE series of Ireland's Fittest Family.
Tir Chonaill AC held their annual Jingle Bells 5k while Donegal had no representatives on the Ulster team that claimed the Interprovincial title (Railway Cup).
For all the reports on the various games, see today's Donegal People's Press/Donegal Democrat

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