he Kevin Faulkner Memorial was held again this year for our u10 boys and girls. Run over a few Wednesday evenings, 6 mixed teams took part in some thrilling football matches.
The weather was kind which really helped. Damien Dunnion U10 Manager ran the tournament very well and with his group of helpers coached and refereed and gave up their time to ensure a great couple of outings culminated in a fantastic final.
This tournament has been an integral part of our underage development for over 30 years as our young players play competitively for the first time with a lovely Cup and Medals on offer. While means tears were shed for the losing teams while the winning Donegal team bore resemblance to Jim’s team’s joy in Croker a few years back.
Michelle Sweeney and her helpers were also involved and indeed are producing some great players for the future as the girls showed some great skills for the game over the 2 weeks. Packie Faulkner was on hand to present the Cup and medals on behalf of all the Faulkner family and continue this great tradition in the club.
Ross Keeney was the winning captain for his Donegal team who defeated a gallant Dublin side in the final and let’s hope this is a sign of things to come! Again thanks to all who helped out, great to see the referees togged out in their official gear which also adds to the occasion, the tea ladies who are an integral part of any club without much thanks but it doesn’t go unnoticed girls, the managers of each team who coached the teams and to all who came out and lifted cones, goals etc. which helps make it easier for all the volunteers.
Well done to all and lastly well done to all the players who gave it their all and showed a bright future for the club ahead.