BERLIN (AP): Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller says his club is happy to have signed Jamaican forward Leon Bailey on the last day of the transfer window. The 19-year-old Bailey arrived from Belgian club Genk and signed through 2022, ninth-place Leverkusen said yesterday. “This lad was also high on many other European clubs’ wish list,” Voeller said. “That’s why we’re even happier that we could see off such strong competition.” Bailey is eligible for the club’s Champions League campaign despite playing in the Europa League for Genk this season. “He is an extraordinarily fast and tricky player who will boost our attack,” Voeller added. FEE NOT DISCLOSED Leverkusen did not disclose a transfer fee but German media reported the club was paying some US$12.8 million for the player. Bailey’s transfer came in a window that saw Bundesliga clubs spending almost US$100 million. The 18 Bundesliga clubs invested more than US$96 million in new players in this transfer period, easily beating the previous record of $65 million set two years ago, news agency dpa reported. Higher revenue from TV deals means the big-spending trend is likely to continue. Bailey, who is yet to make his debut for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, has impressed during his time with Genk, scoring 15 goals and providing 21 assists in his 77 league games for the Belgians. Bailey also tallied seven goals and three assists in his 12 European outings for the team and will be looking to make a similar mark with his new German club.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 26.09.11It was a busy weekend on the playing fields for all ages at the club this past weekend. The Reserves lost a tough encounter with Kilcar in their Championship quarter-final on Sunday in Donegal Town going down by 3-11 to 2-10. The Juniors got a narrow victory over a good Glenfin side in their 1st Rd. 1st leg Championship game in Taobhoige. The return game is scheduled for this Saturday in the Park at 5:45pm. The Seniors travelled to Dungloe in the League and came away with two valuable points in what is a very tight division this year. The Seniors and Reserves both travel to Malin on Saturday.We will host a Championship double header this Saturday in the Junior A & B Championships. Naomh Padraig, Lifford are involved in both games. In the A game (4pm) they take on Downings while in the B game (2:30pm) they face our neighbours, Glenswilly. Any available stewards are asked to be in the Park for 2pm. The Minor Boys had a good victory in the Northern Board Championship Final against MacCumhaill’s on Saturday in Glenfin. They now await the Southern Board runners up in the Co. semi-final the week after next.The U-15’s were narrowly beaten in the Northern Board Final by Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday in Dunfanaghy.The U-13 Div. 1 boys had a good win over Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday in Magheragallen. The Div. 2 team also won on Friday night defeating Downings. They travel to Fanad Gaels this week.The U13 hurlers beat Carrickmore but lost to Swatragh in a very competitive game. The U14 Camogie team played the rescheduled Championship Quarter Final on Monday. The team were unfortunate to lose Grainne to an injury but the team rallied well. The team lost to Burt but will continue with the league shortly. Please note that all players must pay for the bus unless paying lotto membership. This applies to ALL matches. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. U-12/13 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm. The Friday Hurling & Camogie Academy begins at 6:30pm on Friday in O’Donnell Park. U12 & U14 Camogie training every Monday 6pm & Friday 6:30pm.There is a meeting of the Minor Board Executive this Wednesday (28th) at 7pm in the Clubhouse. All managers are asked to attend and if they have any trophies to bring them to the meeting. This meeting will be followed by a brief meeting re Strictly Come Dancing.Our new website will be up and running in the coming weeks. We are looking for two main sponsors for the site. Their logo will appear with our Club Gold sponsor and site designer as the major advertising on the site. If interested, contact Dermot Higgins on 087-6672118 for details.There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They each matched 3 numbers and win €35. The numbers drawn were: 5-9-19-22 and the winners are: James Carr, Fanad c/o Voodoo (Adrian); Sean Dunne, Fernhill and John Haran, Hawthorn Heights (both card). Next week’s jackpot is €1,075.We extend our sympathies to Tom and the Higgins family, Beechwood Avenue on their bereavement. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES