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The Donegal Democrat Archive - 1944

March 11th, 1944 edition
Challenge game at Erne Park
Army 7-8, Ballyshannon 2-1
On Sunday last a Erne Park Ballyshannon 17th Battalion and Ballyshannon Aodh Ruadh meet in one of the first big challenge games of the season at this venue.
Ballyshannon Team: H. McGuinness, M. Melly, L. Slevin, P. O'Neill, H. Doherty, Bob Gallagher, M. Murphy, P. J. Goan, B. McShane, J. Gallagher, H. Slevin, S. Cleary, P. O'Neill.

April 15th, 1944 edition
Ballyshannon go under to 17th Battalion in Challenge game
A glance at the Army team as they took to the field at Erne Park dashed the hopes of even the more pronounced of the supporters of Ballyshannon Aodh Ruadh.
Army 2-8, Ballyshannon 0-3
Ballyshannon Team: H. McGuinness, M. Melly, L. Slevin, P. O'Neill, S. McGettigan, P. McIntyre, S. Slevin, S. Gallagher, A. O'Gorman, Jack Gallagher, J. Flynn, M. Slevin, M. Murray, B. McShane, P. J. Goan.

April 22nd, 1944 edition
GAA in Interdivisional Competition
Before an attendance at the Town Park, Glenties on Sunday the west and south meet in the inter-divisional football competition. The South won by 2-5 to 2-3. South M. Melly, S. Slevin, B. Gallagher.

May 6th, 1944 edition
Ballyshannon victorious
On Sunday at Erne park, Ballyshannon were victorious over a team representative of the 4th Brigade. Though the game lacked thrills it was fought out in a real sporting manner and excellent football was at times served up.
Ballyshannon 3-5, 4th Brigade 1-4.
Ballyshannon's victory lay cheifly in the good work put in by their three-quarter lin: M. Slevin, Jack Gallagher and P. J. Goan, McNulty, Foley, Kilgarriff, Kane, Jim Gallagher, H. McGuinness, B. Gallagher, Murray, S. Cleary, M. Doherty, B. McShane, M. Melly, P. O'Neill, L. Slevin.

June 3rd, 1944 edition
Corlea's easy win over Ballyshannon
Corlea and Ballshannon were the contestants at Erne Park on Sunday last when they met in the Southern Divisional junior championship competition, the former having a comfortable win.
Corlea 5-5, Ballyshannon 0-6.
J. Gallagher, T. McDermott were two of the top players. Full team not listed.

July 29th, 1944 edition
Donegal go under to the champions
Ballyshannon emerged victors over Doengal in their first game int he senior county championship at the latter venue on Sunday.
Ballyshannon 2-7, J. McGarrigle, P. McIntyre, P. J. Goan, S. McGettigan, Sean Slevin, Jim Flynn, Alo Gorman, Bob Gallagher were some of the Ballyshannon players. [Full team not listed]

August 19th, 1944 edition
4th Brigade v Donegal selected On Sunday last at the Gaelic Park, Bundoran Football lovers had the pleasure of seeing the Brigade team and Donegal stive for honours once more. 4th Brigade 2-5, Donegal 1-5
Donegal team: J. Mulligan, Lieuts, Sean Gallagher, J. Gallagher, Jack and Bob Gallagher, P. J. Goan, Mick Slevin, P. Stephens, Ptes Forde, Ryan, E. McDonald, Watterson, McKeon, McNearney, Casey.

August 26th, 1944 edition
Gweedore wins semi-final
Before a good attendance of spectators at the Gaelic Park, Glenties on Sunday Gweedore qualified for the final of the Doengal senior footbal championship (Dr. Maguire Cup) by defeating the title-holders Ballyshannon by 3-6 to 2-5 in the semi-final of the competition after leading at half-timeby 1 goal 3 points to 1 goal 1point.
Melly, P. J. Goan, Kane, Jack Gallagher, were some of the Ballyshannon players. [full team not listed]

September 2nd, 1944 edition
Democrat and juvenile matches at Bundoran.
Ballyshannon 4-5, Bundoran 2-4
On Sunday last at the Gaelic Park Bundoran a goodly number of spectators were treated to a very enjoyable exhibition of our native games when a juvenile and senior team from Ballyshannon met teams of equal grading from Bundoran.
Ballyshannon team: J. Gallagher, B. Gallagher, Jim Gallagher, Sean Slevin, Liam Slevin, A. O'Gorman, J. McGuinness, Sean McGettigan, J. Flynn, Doherty, M. Slevin, P. J. Goan, S. Cleary, M. Melly

October 7th, 1944 edition
Owing to unfavourable conditions a small number of spectators turned out to witness the challenge games at Erne Park on Sunday last.
The juvenile game which preceeded the senior game provided the best fare of the day. After a hectic struggle Ballyshannon scraped home an extra goal to win by that margin.
The senior game, Ballyshannon v Bundoran did not live up to expectations. On the part of Bundoran it was more or less an experiment in view of their game on Sunday next with Ballybofey in the junior county championship final.
Bundoran 5-1, Ballyshannon 1-2. [Team not listed.]

undated, 1944 edition
Aodh Ruadh Club Ceilidhe will be held in St. Patrick's Hall, Ballyshannon on Sunday 24th October.

October 28th, 1944 edition
Bro. Rice Memorial Fund.
Ballyshannon win Challenge game
Before a moderate attendance at Erne park on Sunday last, Ballshannon were victories over a Corlea / Bundoran selection in a match in aid of the above fund
Ballyshannon 3-8, Selection 1-11
In the first half scores were Jack Gallagher (0-4), Jim Gallagher (1-1), H. McGuinness (1-0) P. J. Goan (0-1)
Ballyshannon scores in the second half: Jim Gallagher (1-1), Jack Gallagher (0-1). [Team not listed]

November 4th, 1944 edition
Bundoran win juvenile game
Ballyshannon juveniles travelled to Bundoran on Sunday last to engage the seasiders in a return friendly encounter
Bundoran 3-2, Ballyshannon 2-1 [Team not listed]
Half time score was 1 goal each.
It is understood that the teams are playing another friendly match on Sunday next at neutral grounds Finner pitch. this ground should be convenient for both teams and it is hoped they will turn out at full strength.