SPORT IN CASTLEDERG

SPORT IN CASTLEDERG

FISHING.

Two game fishing clubs co-exist during the fishing season on this spate river which lasts from about late May until mid October.The larger club, Derg Anglers, fishes the right or Southern bank for a distance of almost 14 miles, along with part of the Northern bank as far as Killeter. Day tickets are available.
Mournebeg and Derg Anglers, a smaller private club, fishes the Northern bank above Killeter. Brown and sometimes Sea and Rainbow trout are caught but summer grilse is the main quarry. Normal size of these would be around 4/5 lbs but some occasionally run to 12 lbs and above.

FOOTBALL.

Castlederg boasts a thriving Gaelic club, St Eugene's, (with a top class new pitch) which caters for both ladies' and men's teams of all ages and Dergview FC, an equally enthusiastic and long established soccer club with an equally up-to-date clubhouse and pitch.
Both clubs have produced players of note at the highest level.

GOLF.

The Golf Club to which most of Castlederg's golfers belong is at Newtownstewart (9 miles away).This course is in marvellous form at present, having recently undergone major reconstruction (including a very effective new drainage system) under the guidance of Greens' Convenor Jimmy Kelly and Head Greenkeeper David Irvine. With Green Fees at a reasonable 15 (17 at weekends), the course is certainly worth a visit.
The club also has a well-stocked shop on site, where Clyde or Adrian can supply all your golfing needs often at bargain prices.


Some locals would also be members of Murvagh GC (30 miles) or Ballybofey GC (14 miles).
In addition a very vigorous Golfing Society exists, the members of which organise regular outings to the many Donegal courses which are within easy reach.

Albert Forbes' Hill Valley Par 3 course and Driving Range (7 miles) also provides an introduction to golf for many locals.


HORSE RIDING

McEnhills' Riding Stables in Corgary provide hire of horses and pony trekking trips through the nearby forests.

LEISURE CENTRE

. The local Leisure Centre is available for Keep Fit and Indoor Football enthusiasts. It also offers opportunities for indoor Bowls and Badminton. (No Swimming pool however!).

PAROCHIAL HALL

St Patrick's Parochial Hall offers BINGO on Tuesday nights,BRIDGE on Wednesday nights and WHIST on Thursday nights.

SNOOKER

Snooker (and Darts) are offered in Dessie McGlinchey's Crescent Inn. Dessie's son Dermot inflicted a rare defeat in an exhibition match on World Champion Denis Taylor some years ago.

THE LIBRARY

And after using so much energy why not visit the brand new Library (open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday ), where Edwin and Noreen can point you in the direction of a book about your favourite sport or help you to connect to the World Wide Web on one of the numerous computers which are available free of charge to members.

Come and see how you can enjoy yourself

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