With the Senior Championship three weeks away and the opening match against Naomh Conaill being the opener.....every match now is as much about performance as it is result. Therefore it was good to see both... a strong performance and a win away to Glenfin this evening. Strengthened by the return of Adi O Gara, Shaun the Yank and Owen Grant from the USA....the lads weathered an early Glenfin dominance to go in at half-time with a 5 point lead. The second half saw Glenfin reduce the deficit to 2 points and it was impressive watching Naomh Muire then take control of the match and loading on the scores which their possession deserved. Leaving Glenfin with victory is seldom easy and this was a good performance against a fellow Senior Championship side. Thomas Duffy made his debut in goals and keeping a clean sheet against Glenfin together with getting the kick outs together was a highlight.
The reserves playing with the bare 15 found the home side in strong form but great credit to the lads for giving it their all and although beaten, showed plenty to be proud of.
Overall a good night by the Finn.
Donegal Senior and Minor Team Training Fund Night - In Leos next Saturday Night 13th
Naomh Muire are hosting an Oiche Mór in Leos next Saturday night in support of the training fund for our heros in the Minor and Senior Squads. Music will... be provided by Local Artists as we show our appreciation and support for both teams as they prepare for the All -Ireland Final in Two weeks. With so many players from Gaoth Dobhair, Dungloe and Na Rossa as well as several locals involved in the management, it is only right that we play our part in helping out the successful training fund.
The sides have brought pride, honour and joy to the county and this is an opportunity to show our support.
There will be an auction of a signed Minor and Senior jersey as well as a signed football from Sundays game (bids can be made in advance).
Please support our County Hero's......Jim, Declan and the teams.
Naomh Muire 100 Club May Draw.
€500 Elaine Boyle, Loch na nDeorán
€200 Peggy Boyle, Mullach Dubh
John Gorman, Rann Uí Thuatháil
Kathleen Anne Gallagher, Loch an Iúir
Sarah McBride, Mín Doire na Slua
Gerard Carson, An Bhráid
Sean the Yank, Boston
Margo Gallagher, Bun na mBeann
Michael McGarvey, Rann na Feirste
Therese Doherty, Mín Beannaid
Séamus Roarty, Mín Doire na Slua
Sarah Sharkey, Rann na Monadh
A good win at home for Naomh Muire Seniors against a Fanad Gaels side who came into this match in joint third position in the league. Fanad as always are a big strong and physical outfit ...however in what was an impressive first half, the home lads ripped into them with the Naomh Muire defence in particular snuffing out the Fanad threat. This was the base for many of the attacks and Fanad found it difficult to deal with the quick ball inside allowing Naomh Muire to build up a 2-07 to 0-03 lead at Half time.
Fanad took the game to Naomh Muire in the second half and although they narrowed the deficit to 5 points a strong , Naomh Muire upped their game in the final quarter and cancelled out any idea of a Fanad comeback.
Overall, this was a good solid home win against a side that can be stubborn and difficult to beat. Its 2 good points and with good aspects to the performance.
The Reserves put in a much improved performance in their match following defeat on Saturday in Ballybofey and although the stronger Fanad Side won today, the lads played well and competed throughout.
A valuable two points away from home by the lads against a St Naul's side who were sitting in the top 4 position going into this match in Mountcharles. Going into the game minus Owenie McGarvey and Thomas Duffy, with Adi O Gara carrying an injury which later forced him off was always going to be a battle and a blistering start which saw Naomh Muire net twice was the ruthless start that was required.
Controlling the game from defence right through the middle, the lads played some really impressive football combining quick breaks from defence with great link play and brilliant finishing. St Nauls struggled to contain the visitors and Naomh Muire led 2-06 to 0-04 at half time.
As was expected- St Nauls came out all guns blazing in the second half and took the game to Naomh Muire scoring 0-5 without reply. Naomh Muire were very slow to settle back into the match but in fairness did enough to minimise a very dominant St Nauls effort which at times looked like taking complete control of a match they were out of. Although the lads only scored 0-3 in the second half - these were crucial scores at crucial times.
Very much a game of two halves - but on analysis Naomh Muire did enough in the second half to dig out a result and preserve their lead. Overall- the entire team lifted it when St Nauls came back within a score and it was Naomh Muire who finished the strong collecting two points on the road.
Well done to all involved.
The Reserves, fielding a much weakened side with many players missing for several reasons...were well beaten today by a strong St Naul's outfit. This is only a minor set-back as the reserves have been impressive to date and of course are now seeing some of that squad step up to bolster the Senior panel.
Hard luck t our U-17 girls who bowed out at the semi-final stages of the All-Ireland U-17 competition in Galway yesterday evening.
After the heroics of earlier in the day, winning 3 games on the trot, Claregalway proved to be a stiffer challenge for our young girls.
With most of out girls only 15 & 16 years old we will be back next year again to challenge for the title.
We are mighty proud of our young team and their mentors agus beidh muid ar ais!
Naomh Muire 4-06 Michael Breathnach 1-02
Naomh Muire 8-06 Gaoth Dobhair 2-02
Naomh Muire 6-05 to Leitir Mór 2-03
Today's results and updated league tables:
Senior Division 2 Results
Na Dúnaibh 0-09 St Naul's 1-06
Gaeil Fhánada 1-16 Gleann Fhinne 2-11
CLG Na Cealla Beaga 0-10 Naomh Muire 0-07
An Clochán Liath 0-10 Sean Mac Cumhaill 0-08
Reserve Division 2 Results
Na Dúnaibh 0-03 St Naul's 3-11
Gaeil Fhánada 0-06 Gleann Fhinne 2-10
CLG Na Cealla Beaga 3-12 Naomh Muire 2-10
An Clochán Liath 4-11 Sean Mac Cumhaill 1-12
Latest Senior Division 2 Table
Naomh Naille 1-10 Gaeil Fhánada 1-07
Cloich Cheann Fhaola 0-17 Na Dúnaibh 0-08
Naomh Muire 1-06 Bun Dobhráin 2-17
Latest Reserve Division 2 Table
Na Cealla Beaga 1-07 An Clochán Liath 0-16
Gleann Fhinne 1-05 Sean Mac Cumhaill 1-14
Cloich Cheann Fhaola 5-17 Na Dúnaibh 0-07
St Naul's 2-09 Gaeil Fhánada 2-09
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