Donegal Sports Star Awards Week Review – Saturday 17th
November to Friday 23rd November

Saturday 17th November - There was plenty of medals in Swansea at the Irish & British Cross Country Championships for Finn Valley AC masters athletes takes medals. Teresa Doherty won the Women’s individual section and along with her club colleague Catriona Devine (third scorer) was second in the O40 team category behind England. Kay Byrne (second scorer) took home an O55 team bronze. There was also a silver for Noreen Bonner (second scorer) in the team O60 category again behind England. Kieran Carlin (fifth scorer) also won a team bronze O50 medal. Rosses AC’s Emer McGee had a brilliant run to come 7th and 3rd counter on the Irish team that won Silver medals in the 50-55 section at the British and Irish Masters Cross Country
International in Swansea

Saturday 17th November - The Donegal U21B Football Championship Final St. Naul’s and Milford ended in a 1-15 all draw 1-15 draw in MacCumhaill Park after extra-time.

Saturday 17th November - St. Eunan’s took the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure U21A Football Championship title with a very comfortable 5-11 to 1-08 win over Glenfin at MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.

Saturday 17th November - Red Hughs won the Ulster Junior Club Football Championship at Celtic Park in Derry overcoming Limavady Wolfhounds on a score of 1-11 v 1-09.

Saturday 17th November - Raphoe siblings Sam and Chloe Magee were crowned Irish Mixed Doubles Champions after overcoming Harley Towler and Emily Westwood from England (21-13, 21-12) in the final.

Sunday 18th November – Gweedore secured their place in the Ulster Senior Football Club Championship Final following a 4-11 v 0-16 win over Crossmaglen Rangers with help of three first half goals from Dáire Ó Baoill.

Monday 19th November - After making his senior international debut for the Republic of Ireland against Northern Ireland in Dublin, Ronan Curtis made his competitive appearance for his country, coming on as a sub for Robbie Brady midway through the second half of the final Nations Cup group game against Denmark in Aarhus which ended in a scoreless draw also.

Tuesday 20th November - There was great news for Finn Harps Football Club after it was announced that Daragh Ellison was named SSE Airtricity U-17 League Player of the Year. Ellison captained the Declan Boyle managed side to an historic league and cup double.

Tuesday 20th November – Former Cappry player Luke McGlynn and ex-Eany lad Conor Campbell who are now with Finn Harps were on international duty with the Republic of Ireland U15s who had a 1-0 friendly victory away in Poland. McGlynn played the full game while Campbell was introduced as a second half sub. Two days later Campbell and McGlynn both started in the 4-2 loss to the Poles.

Tuesday 20th November – Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny’s U16 girls basketball team produced a super All Ireland Quarter final performance on to overcome very strong Glenamaddy Community School from Galway on a final score of 44 to 21.

Wednesday 21st November – Two Ronan Frain goals helped St Eunan’s College Letterkenny’s senior side secured an important second MacRory Cup group win after Colm McFadden’s men defeated St Paul’s of Bessbrook, Cavan 2-11 to 0-6 at Drumragh.

Wednesday 21st November – St Eunan’s booked their place in the Loch an Luir Cup Final following a narrow one point 3-8 to 4-4 victory over St Josephs of Donaghmore in Dungiven.

Wednesday 21st November – Letterkenny IT won the Higher Education Senior League Division 2 title thanks to a two point 3-14 to 2-15 win over Dundalk IT with John Campbell bagging two of the goals with the other coming from Michael Langan.

Wednesday 21st November - Letterkenny IT men’s soccer team had an easy 6-1 victory over the Northern Regional College at the Port Road Campus which qualified Shane Byrne’s side for the Colleges & Universities Football League Division One quarter final

Thursday 22nd November – Sam and Chloe Magee booked their places in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open after a two sets to one win over a French pair (25-23, 20-22, 21-16).

Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds also advanced at the Scottish Open after a 21-19, 21-19 victory over Bulgarian opposition.

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