The Annual Dalsey Mooney Memorial U14 Sevens took place in a sun-drenched Clonduff Park on Saturday 6th July with 14 teams from 9 different clubs participating. There was great competition and rivalry in the 3 groups for the 3 competitions – the 8 Gaels teams played in 2 groups to determine who would progress to the Cup and Shield – top 2 from each group in the Cup and the other 2 in the shield; the six Ógs teams only played other Ógs teams for the Plate.
The entire Blitz ran like clockwork and following a short break the knockout phase began with Mayobridge Gaels and Ógs progressing to their respective finals along with Burren, Longstone, Drumintee and Loughinisland.

The 3 finals were played simultaneously across the main pitch and were very competitive indeed but all played in great spirit.
The winners were:
Plate – Loughinisland (beat Mayobridge Ógs)
Shield – Dromitee (beat Longstone)
Cup – Burren (beat Mayobridge Gaels)
Before the presentations, Club Chair Ross Carr thanked the Mooney Family, the participating clubs and their mentors, the Clonduff organisers and volunteers before inviting Dalsey’s grandson Ryan Arthurs to speak on behalf of the family – there were 4 generations of Dalsey’s family present – his wife Eileen, their daughter Elaine, grandchildren Ryan Arthurs, Thomas and Aimee Kenny and Ryan’s boys Aodhán and Eoghán – a great tribute to a great exponent of the Sevens Game.

By clonduffgac1887 Sun 7th Jul