Four Masters GAA

Weekly Notes 23rd April 2018

Ladies

Great win for four masters senior ladies vs Gaoth Dobhair 2-8 to 1-13.

Thank You

A huge THANKS to @lidl_ireland #serioussupport –  @FourMastersCLG Ladies in Donegal Town are delighted with great news on the Lidl competition, our club has won a Set 25 Team Jerseys, Kit Bag,Training Cones Set x 1,Training Bibs x 2 sets of 15, Set of 8 Water Bottle,Training Footballs x 6

Well done
Well done to your executive, club  and  members for securing  participation in the GAA Healthy Club Initiative Phase 3 launched last night,  and to our Phase 2 Clubs Convoy and Naomh Mhuire  on the continued roll out of their healthy Club initiatives.

Please feel to contact the Health & Well-being committee if we can be any support.

U12 Girls
The Four Masters U12 Girls had a convincing win over Kilcar in their first home game of the year on Saturday morning, on a scoreline of 8-05 to 2-05. The home girls were on top from the start with some excellent early scores but it was the work rate and tackling that was most impressive in this whole squad performance. This result makes it 2 wins from 3 outings with 3 more games to play in the league over the next few weeks. Well done to all 21 girls who played and those who helped out with refreshments afterwards.

South Divisional League Final Awaits Four Masters u16s
Four Masters u16s continued their strong start to 2018 with an impressive 5-11 to 1-10 victory at home over Ardara in the southern regional league semi-final on Wednesday night (18 April).
Playing into a near gale force wind in the first half the Four Masters boys settled well after an early point from a free gave Ardara the opening score.  Points from Shay Travers and Dermot Slevin either side of a well taken Alex McCalmot goal put the Masters into a lead that they never relinquished.  Despite playing into the strong wind the work rate from Richard O’Rourke in midfield, as well as Senan Quinn, Jamie Gorrell and Daragh Geary in defence ensured that Four Masters were able to trade points with Ardara for the next 20 minutes.  The decisive moments for this contest came just before half time when the excellent Alex McCalmot finished for his second goal of the night.  This was swiftly followed by some patient build up play and a delightful pass from Shay Travers to Dermot Slevin who rounded his man and finished to the net to leave the score at 3-04 – 0-04 at half time.
While Ardara began the second half strongly the Four Masters defence remained strong and kept chances to a minimum with some well taken scores from long range frees by Paul Walsh for Ardara being the primary return.  Points from Shay Travers, Richard O’Rourke, Joe Leape and Dermot Slevin also kept the scoreboard operator busy from a Four Masters perspective.  Any thoughts of an Ardara comeback were finally ended when goals from Alex McCalmot and Frank Cornyn opened a 17 point gap between the teams.  Ardara fought hard to the end adding a goal and two points before the final whistle and were well served on the night by Levante Takacz and Paul Walsh.  Overall this was a strong team performance from the Four Masters lads and the substitutes who fitted in seamlessly on the night.
The Four Masters u16s await the winners of the Dungloe v Glenties semi-final for their chance at silverware.
The boys will also begin their championship campaign on Tuesday night 24 April away to Glenties followed by home games against Gweedore (1 May) and Ardara (8 May) to  round off the group stages.