Club Notes – 06th June 2022

Four Masters GAA – Club Notes

6th  June 2022

 

Senior Men’s Report

Four Masters 2-9
Letterkenny Gales 0-7

Our senior side recorded a good 8 point victory over Letterkenny Gaels at Tir Conaill Park on Sunday afternoon. Letterkenny Gaels kicked the opening score of the game before our side scored 1-2 unanswered. The two points came courtesy of a free kick from Dermot slevin and a nicely struck outside of the boot shot from Leo McHugh. This was before a lovely ball from corner forward Killian Faulkner found the path of Alex McCalmont who buried a shot into the back of the Letterkenny Gaels net. Letterkenny Gaels replied with 2 points of their own before Richard O’Rourke struck over a well hit placed ball from distance. Letterkenny Gaels scored the final point of the opening period to leave the half time score reading, Four Masters 1-03-0-04 Letterkenny Gaels. Four Masters came out after the break and kicked the opening two points of the half. The first of those coming from the boot of Daire Quinn who was found by Richard O’Rourke after he fielded a fantastic high ball from a Gaels kick out. The second of these scores came from wing forward Conor Reid who swung over a lovely score from what looked to be an acute angle. Letterkenny Gaels then replied with two scores of their own. Sandwiched between these scores was a score of our own however which came from Alex McCalmont. Our side then scored 3 points on the bounce. These points coming from Jamie Crawford (2) and Caolan Loughney. These three points put daylight between the sides with the gap now being 6 points entering the final minutes of the match. Letterkenny Gaels corner forward Ronan Frain then kicked over a score to leave a 5 points between the sides. However in the closing stages of the match our side scored their second goal of the game. Joe Leape found the on-rushing Richard O’Rourke who then fisted across goal to Jamie Crawford to kick it in to an empty net and put the icing on the cake. The Final score reading Four Masters 2-09-0-07 Letterkenny Gaels.

Next up for our side is a local derby away in Mountcharles next weekend against our neighbours St Nauls.

Four Masters scorers: Jamie Crawford 1-2,1f; Alex McCalmont 1-1; Leo McHugh, Richard O’Rourke (f), Daire Quinn, Senan Quinn, Dermot Slevin (f), Caolan Loughney 0-1 each.

Four Masters: Martin Cassidy; Caolan Loughney, Brian Fegan, Aidan McHugh; Leo McHugh, Daire Quinn, Darragh Geary; Oisin Reid, Richard O’Rourke; Conor Reid, Alex McCalmont, Senan Quinn; Dermot Slevin, Jamie Crawford, Killian Faulkner. Subs: Dillon Muldoon for Slevin (42); Aaron McCrea for L McHugh (44); Joe Leape for C Reid (49); Evan Gallagher for McCalmont (54); Cian Hegarty for K Faulkner (56)

(by Matthew Wilson)

 

Academy

Our Academy is back up and running on a Saturday Morning.

First session 10am, new players always welcome.

We are also running a training session with children from the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation training at 2pm each Saturday. Anyone interested in coming along to help is most welcome.

Club Lotto

No winner of this weeks Lotto draw for €1400 Lotto Jackpot,

Drawn numbers were 1, 10, 22 & 24

The winners of the €50 Doms Pier1 Vouchers:

Damien Dunnion Keadue

Una O’Malley C/o Cathal McGonigle

Next weeks Lotto Jackpot will be €1500

New members are always welcome, so play online before 4.00pm on Monday and be in with a chance of winning the €1100 jackpot.  https://clubforce.com/…/gaa-four-masters-g-a-a-club…/

Well done and a big thank you to the U17 Boys Group and the Hurlers Group who sold Club Lotto in the past 2 weeks.

Referees Wanted

Anyone interested in being in charge of the whistle please contact the club secretary at: secretary.fourmasters.donegal@gaa.ie

Fixtures/Results

U15 Boys
Congratulations to our Under 15 boys and management who won the Division 1 AND Division 2 Southern Regional league Finals on Monday  in Kilybegs. Both teams now progress to play in the county quarter finals.
     
U13 Boys
Two U13  Boys teams represented the club at St Marys Gaa in Sligo on Saturday for the #CliffordCup. The Div-1 team won their 3 group games and were disappointed to lose the semi-final narrowly to the eventual winners, a very physical Corofin team. Our Div-2 team had to play extra time in their last group game and we’re unlucky not to make a semifinal. All the boys played with huge heart and skill all day, and can be very proud of themselves.
 
U14 Girls
Our U14 girls played their final pre season friendly on Tuesday before their league starts on Saturday with an away game in Ballyshannon. We played a very strong Naomh Columba side and were well beaten. The girls battled well throughout the match and never gave up. Best of Luck to the girls in the upcoming league.
U12 Girls
Four Masters U12 girls hosted their Aodh Ruadh counterparts on Friday evening, on a gorgeous summers evening and with Tir Conaill Park in great condition. We had our biggest turnout to date, with 33 girls togging out. Well done to all the girls on two outstanding results. They are all starting to gel really well together and all the hard work in training is coming to fruition. Tonight’s results:  Four Masters 1 beat Aodh Ruadh 1 and Four Masters 2 beat Aodh Ruadh 2. We will have no training next Wed evening, as we are playing away to MacCumhaills on Thurs evening at 7pm. Our next home match is Sun evening June 12th v St Eunans @ 6pm in Tir Conaill. Also, a huge thank you to the ladies in the tea hut this evening, for keeping everyone refreshed – Gayle, Regina, Geraldine & Derval..Team effort from all.
U10 Boys
Well done to our  our U10s winning the shield competition in Ardara.
U10 Hurling
U10 Hurling team who took part in an All County Hurling blitz at the Donegal GAA centre of excellence this morning. They played exceptionally well playing teams from Mac Cumhaills, Burt & St. Eunan’s.