It was another good week for Salthill Devon teams as Mark Brady’s U16s trail blazers continued their all-out assault on local and national competitions as they overcame Renmore in a tightly fought contest to return to the top of the league.
The result of the weekend, however, goes to the U14 Division 1 team who defied their lowly position to beat leaders Ramblers 2-1 away from home. The management trio of Shane O Grady, Enda Cullen and James Whelan, who are long serving players and volunteers with the club, have managed to transfer their expertise onto these young warriors. Having gone a goal behind the Seagulls bounced back to score twice in a pulsating game and in the process were the first team to beat this opposition domestically in 3 years.
Kenny Gavin’s U15s, despite losing the services of 4 of their star players to Galway Utd, fought bravely in the SFAI Regional semi-final only to lose 2-1 to Manorhamiliton Rangers of the Sligo/Leitrim league. Salthill Devon would like to wish the players who have signed for Galway Utd the very best in their future careers as they join a long list of Salthill Devon alumni to play at the highest level nationally.
Donnacha Martyn’s U14s reversed a recent defeat to Bearna as they recorded a 1-0 victory through a stunning Mathew Thompson header.
All U12 boys were in action as the Premier and Division 1 teams suffered defeats to Colga and Mervue respectively while the Division 2 and 5 teams recorded a win and draw away to their Cregmore/Claregalway counterparts to maintain their impressive form to date.
The U16s girls were given a walkover as Kiltullagh were unable to fulfil their league fixture while the U14s and U12s were victorious in all their games in a fantastic weekend for the girls.
The U14 and U12 Premier teams recorded high margin victories over Bearna and Cregmore/Claregalway and consolidated their positions at the top of their leagues while the U12 Division 1 team overcame Knocknacarra 3-0 in a terrific performance to climb to 2nd in the table.
Elsewhere the academy training for boys and girls continues as normal every Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday evening. Contact Drom on 091 861862 for further details.
The club would like to thank everyone who entered the latest edition of Last Man Standing and wish all participants the best of luck in the novel competition.
Voices for Down Syndrome Galway
The Salthill Devon coaches, past players and supporters raised €1,000 for Voices for Down Syndrome Galway over the Christmas holiday period with a series of Charity matches and kick-arounds in Drom on December 26, 27 & 28. Conor Byrne and Shane Cox presented the proceeds to Eoin McCormack, representing Voices for Down Syndrome Galway in Drom recently.