Hurling is alive and well and thriving in the Rosses. Dungloe is the base for the renaissance in the ancient game with the other Rosses clubs Naomh Muire and Na Rossa also providing players.
The year commenced with success for the U-12 team who won the county U-12 Indoor Blitz, with David Hanlon as captain.
Dungloe competed in the U-14 county league and championship and finished in eighth place out of ten teams in the league. The U-14s also reached the U-14 C final before losing to Carndonagh.
The club also fielded teams at U-6, U-8 and U-10 brackets and took part in a number of GO Games blitzes.
A hurling foundation and a child protection course was run and extra coaches/mentors were brought on board.
Roshine National school again won the Cumann na mBunscoil for the second year in-a-row both in hurling and camogie. Roshine boys also competed in the large schools competition and quite amazingly Roshine National School qualified for the final. They were narrowly beaten in the final and this performance is a huge credit to them. One of the disappointments of the year was that Dungloe were unable to field an U-12 team with there being a distinct lack of numbers at that age group.
Padraig Sweeney from Loughanure was on the Donegal U14 team reached the All-Ireland U-14 final. And Thomas Hartnett was selected for the Donegal U-13 Donegal development squad.
Hurling in the area received another shot in the arm during the last school term when Donegal Nicky Rackard winner Sean McVeigh coached in the schools in the area.
Sean coached at Roshine, Acres, Keadue, Annagry, Dungloe and Loughanure and it is hoped that another coach will be made available to the club again in this schools year.
The club and all involved with the promotion of the game in the club would like to thank the local national schools and the Rosses Community School for their assistance in its hurling efforts to date. And they look forward to that assistance long into the future in their continued promotion of the game.
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