Minors continue with Good win in Glenties.
Naomh Conaill v Naomh Mhuire Report
Date : 25/03/2013 20:21
Today in a very cold Davey Brennan park Naomh Mhuire were the visitors who were protecting a perfect start to the season with 2 games played and 2 wins recorded. Naomh Conaill themselves had only played 1 game before this contest and also recorded a 3 point victory over Naomh Columba.
The home team playing with the wind in the first half recorded the first score of the match on 10 minutes through a free from Ciaron Thompson.Number 14 for Naomh Mhuire Sean McCafferty levelled with a free from distance.Charlie McGuiness then put Naomh Conaill ahead again with a well taken point from play with Ethan Odonnell following up quickly with another score from play to extend the Glenties mens lead to 2 points.
A big moment in the halve as Naomh Mhuires James Ferry beat the Glenties keeper Owen McGettigan for the first goal of the game and put the visitors in the lead for the first time in the match 1-1 to 3 points.
McGuiness scored a fine point in the middle of 2 frees from the boot of McCafferty 1-5 to 3 points to Naomh Mhuire at this stage in the game. Time running out Thompson stood up to the mark and dragged his team back into the contest with 2 points to leave the half time score 1-5 to 0-5 in favour of Naomh Mhuire.
Two minutes into the second halve and a hammer blow to Naomh Conaill as a penalty was awarded against them and dually converted by the very cool McCafferty to leave 6 points between the sides again. County Minor captain Patrick Gillespie then got on the score sheet with a well taken point and at this stage of the match it was looking a very tall order for the home team to get back into the game but get back into it is what they done with a brilliant move to set Kevin McGettigan through as the Naomh Conaill center back crashed the ball to the back of the net and leave four points between the sides 2-6 to 1-5.
The impressive Jack Boyle eased a bit of pressure to put them 5 points up again and with time running out Thompson and Odonnell added further points for Naomh Conaill but it was to little to late as the final whistle blew.
Final Score Naomh Conaill 1-07, Naomh Mhuire 2-07.
Verdict: A game in which the wind played a factor Naomh Mhuire with that half time lead would hoped to kick on in the second half and win comfortably with the wind behind their backs but Naomh Conaill never gave up and were far better in the second half than the first.Their was enough in this game to suggest when these teams meet in the championship it will be a very tight match.
Man of the Match - Some excellent performances from Naomh Conaills Ciaran Thompson and who battled hard with Patrick Gillespie and Jack Boyle from Naomh Mhuire but Sean McCafferty from Mhuire was excellent not only in his free taken but his all round play deserves the award.
Michael McShane refereed the game and had a good match in the middle.
Team and scorers Gerald Boyle, Jack Boyle 0-01, Patrick Rodgers, Jack mc Devitt, Sean Burns, Jamie Boyle, Cameron Harley, Jack o Brien, Patrick Gillespie 0-01, James Ferry 1-01, Conor Boyle, Conor White, Darren Sweeney, Sean mc Cafferty 1-04, Ciaran Harden. Subs Ciaran Gallagher, Ronan Duffy, Cathal mc Bride, Cian Boyle, Caolan Greene, Seimi Grant, Aidan Gillespie, Daniel Devlin
Naomh Muire under 14s got their league campaign off to a winning start with an evenly match contest with a travelling Kilcar team. A strong breeze made conditions difficult for both teams with Naomh Muire playing with the aid of the wind in the 1st Half. Naomh Muire led at half-time by 7 points to nil with opening points from Declan mc Cready, Declan Ward and John mc Garvey. Jack o Donnell blasted over the bar with a goal chance on and Daniel ward added another point after good team-play. John mc Garvey added his 2nd point of the game and Declan Ward also added his 2nd point of the game just before half-time. Naomh Muire began the 2nd half playing into a stiff breeze and started well with a great point from John Mc Garvey. Kilcar added 3 points to leave the score 8 points to 3 with 15 mins gone in the 2nd Half. Kilcar then got a goal with 10 mins left to set-up an exciting finish however Naomh Muire broke up the field and got a goal with a good low finish from Declan Ward. Naomh Muire added another point through Declan ward and Kilcar completed the scoring to leave the final score Naomh Muire 1-09 Kilcar 1-04. Best for Naomh Muire were Jordan Doogan who was solid in goals, Dara Boyle and Daniel Ward in the half-back line, and John mc Garvey and Bernard Boyle who kept things simple up front. Ultan Boyle and Declan ward also worked hard throughout the game. A good start to the season with some glimpses of good play from Naomh Muire when they moved the ball fast. The next game for the under 14s is away to Four Masters this Thursday at 5.30pm in Donegal Town. Their will be training in the banks this Wednesday from 4.30pm - 5.30 pm.
Team and scorers.
Jordan Doogan, Jonathan Doherty, Pauric Sweeney (capt) Donnchadh Casey, Dara Boyle, Daniel Ward 0-01, Tomas o Donnell, Odhran Rodgers, Declan Ward 1-03, Bernard Boyle, Ultan Boyle, Eugene Byrne, Declan mc Cready 0-01, John mc Garvey 0-03, Jack o Donnell 0-01. Subs Steven o Donnell for Jonathan Doherty, Cathal Gallagher for Declan mc Cready and Hugh Sweeney.
Referee Michael Gallagher Na Rossa.
Bhí foireann faoi 14 Naomh Muire ag imirt in éadan Cill Chartha inniú ar na méillte. Is cluiche i Roinn 1 na Sraithe a bhí anseo agus tá tús maith curtha ag na gasúraí leis. Bhain siad le ceithre phointe sa deireadh. An scór deiridh:
Naomh Muire 1-09 Cill Cartha 1-05
Tomorrow's (25/03/13) U-18 game against Naomh columba has been called off. The minors will however now travel to Glenties to play Naomh Conaill in the league with a throw-in time of 5pm on Monday evening. The bus will leave car park at 3.15pm. This is a league match not a friendly.
Tá an cluiche a bhí le bheith ag foireann faoi 18 in éadan Naomh Columba amárach curtha ar ceall. Beidh siad ag imirt ar na Gleanntaí trathnóna Dé Luain ina áit sin, in éadan Naomh Conaill. Beidh an bus ag fágáil an carr chlós in Anagaire ar 5:00 i.n.
Sunday 24th March at the banks
Naomh Muire v Kilcar at 12pm
Naomh Muire v Naomh Columba at 2pm
The minors game against St. Johns has been switched to Sunday (10/03/13).Throw-in is at 2pm.
Under 10 training will take place in the gym at the RCS from 12pm - 1pm this Saturday (09/03/13). This is the last week indoors.
They will then be moving to the Banks on Saturday the 16th March.
U6 & U8 Training moving outdoors to the Banks
Under 6s and under 8s training will take place in the Banks this Saturday morning from 10am - 11am. Please be on time as training starts promptly at 10am.
The minors continue thier league campaign when they travel to Killybegs to take on Killybegs/Naomh Ultan combination of St. Johns this weekend. The game is on Saturday (09/03/13) with a throw-in of 2pm.
Beidh foireann faoi cúig déag Naomh Muire ag imirt i bpeil na gaeltachta in éadan an Chlochan Liath an Aoine seo teacht (08/03/13) ag 5:00 i.n.
Iarrtar ar na himreoirí a bheith ansin ag 4:15 i.n. agus bríste peile, stocaí, miteogaí agus cosaint fiacla a bheith leo ar an lá. Go raibh maith agaibh.
The under 15 boys will play Dungloe in the Gaeltacht this Friday evening in the banks with a throw-in time of 5pm. All players should be at the club-house for 4.15pm. Bring shorts, socks, gloves and gum-shields.