Donaghmoyne Club Notes 01-08-2022
Lotto: Tickets can be left in the post box at the club rooms or you can play online using the Smart Lotto link http://bit.ly/donaghmoynegfc thank you for playing your support is greatly appreciated.
You can also play the Donaghmoyne Lotto at the new Lotto stand in Lisdoonan shop.
Lotto results: No results due to Bank Holiday
Seniors: The Seniors start their Championship campaign this coming Sunday when they travel to Clontibret for a 2.00pm throw in. The last time these sides met in the Senior Championship a late equalizer from Conor McManus saw the honours even. Hopefully the Fontenoys can go one better this time. We wish the players and mentors the very best of luck in the forthcoming championship games.
U13s: Both teams are in action this coming weekend, on Saturday the Div 1 team are away to Killeevan at 11.00am. The Div 5 team have a home game with Clontibret on Sunday at 11.00am.
U15s: On Thursday evening our U15 Division 1 team played in ideal conditions in Carrickmacross and got their hands on the league shield after a tremendous game with near neighbours Corduff Gaels G.F.C. These sides have played twice already this year, each game being a ding dong battle. This game was no exception and proved to be the most exhilarating game of the trilogy.
The Fontenoys opened the score sheet first with a free from James Ennis, but Corduff were quick to reply with a point. Ruadhan Duffy secured his name on the tally sheet with a point from play. A Corduff goal followed by 2 points put them ahead for the first time in the game, a lead that they would hold well into the second half. Points from Ronan McKenna, Cormac Markey and 2 points from Ross Lennon saw us trail by 1:06 – 0:06 going in at half time.
The second half saw the introduction of Paul kerley replacing Kaelum Mckevitt. 2 points from Donaghmoyne’s Dylan McMahon & James Ennis narrowed the gap to the minimum.
A goal from Corduff soon put Donaghmoyne under pressure once more. Dylan McMahon was finding his feet in full forward and reduced the margin by one. Corduff scored the next point leaving it 2:07 – 0:09, A four point lead soon to be reduced by the Fontenoys. Four unanswered points from Cormac Markey, Cian McCarthy, James Ennis and Eoghan McGroder would see the sides level again.
Shane Boylan was next to score taking his team into the lead for the first time since early in the game. Corduff responded with a point from a free to level the sides once more. John Lennon then opened the lead by 3 with a goal for Donaghmoyne. Corduff scored a point narrowing it to a 2 point lead. Ronan McKenna got his second point to bring his side up by 3 in the dying minutes of the game. Corduff had the last play and had one thing on their mind when they hit the back of the net with an equaliser bringing the sides to extra time.
The first period belonged to Corduff as they scored 2 unanswered points and looked as though they had the winning of the game. Donaghmoyne’s Ciaran McGee replaced Cian Connolly at the beginning of extra time. Donaghmoyne had not quite finished yet as in the second period of extra time Shane Boylan & Dylan McMahon both scored points levelling the sides once more in this mammoth battle. Dylan had the last say when a high ball into the square was punched over the bar sealing the deal for the Fontenoys. At the final whistle Donaghmoyne came out on top claiming the silverware.
There were triumphant scenes in Pairc Emmet as Ronan Mckenna lifted the trophy on behalf of his team. Mentors, parents & supporters were delighted and proud of these young Fontenoys.
U17s: The U17s are away to Killanny on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm in the Div 2 shield semi-final. Good luck to the team and mentors, please come and support the lads.
Recent Deaths: Donaghmoyne would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Patsy Ward, Cashlan East, Lisdoonan, may he rest in eternal peace.
We also extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Padraig Seán Connolly, Carga, Castleblayney may he rest in eternal peace.