On a cold an blustery Easter Sunday afternoon these two neighbours went into battle in front of a large crowd. Playing with the elements in the first half it was the visitors who started brightly with a point in the opening two minutes from young Ciarán McCafferty following a great run and layoff from full back Brian Gillespie. Harry Harden then fired wide from the right hand wing as Naomh Muire pushed forward trying to make the most of the wind advantage.
Dungloe, moving the ball quickly, opened their account on seven minutes with a point from the lively Adrain Hanlon. The hard working Paul 'The Yank' Boyle fired wide two minutes later as Naomh Muire looked to respond. The visiting defence were alert moments later when they thwarted a certain gaol with Dungloe having to recycle the ball resulting in a wide. Naomh Muire went on the attack again but notched their third wide as the half drew to a close. Then a quickly taken free put in the Dungloe midfielder to slot over an easy score to nudge Dungloe in front by a point. Some good play saw Naomh Muire finish the half stonger and they converted two free to go in at half time one point up. A fairly even match with scores being exchanged left the half time score, Dungloe 0-05 Naomh Muire 0-06.
Playing with the breeze and the hill in the second half, the home team leveled things up inside the first three minutes with an Adrian Sweeney free. Owen Grant shot wide for Naomh Muire following a good move up the left hand side. Paul Boyle restored Naomh Muire's lead minutes later with an excellent point from distance. Then the turning point of the game occurred when Naomh Muire had the chance to go two points up only for Shaun Boyle's effort to come back off the post. Dungloe gained possession and broke quickly down the field where they fed Adrian Sweeney who laid it off to the corner forward who slotted it past Shaun Gallagher to push Dungloe two points ahead. Two frees from former county man Sweeney in the 13th and 15th minute extended the home team's lead and he followed this up with a long range point from play to leave five points in it after 17 minutes. Naomh Muire introduced Hugh Martin for Darragh White and Shaun 'The Yank' Boyle for Ciarán McCafferty shortly afterwards as they attempted to freshen things up. Adrian Sweeney, playing at full forward then scored another point from play before Ciarán McGinely replied with a close range free. Naomh Muire enjoyed a spell of possession now but failed to convert it into scores. An off the ball incident in the 23rd minute saw referee Mickey Mulhern issue a straight red card to Dungloe's Adrian Hanlon for striking. Naomh Muire mounted several good attacks as they went in search of gaols. Shaun 'The Yank' fired narrowly wide before a five man move saw Pádraig McCafferty in on gaol but the defence stood firm. Both teams exchanged points at the end as the time ran out.
Teams and Scorers:
Naomh Muire: 1. Shaun Gallagher, 2. Robert O' Donnell, 3. Brian Gillespie, 4. Daniel Gallgher, 5. Pádraig McCafferty, 6. Thomas Duffy, 7. Harry Harden (0-02), 8. Paul Boyle (0-02), 9. Owenie McGarvey, 10. Darragh White, 11. Tom McHugh, 12. Ciarán McCafferty (0-01), 13. Shaun J Boyle (0-01), 14. Ciarán McGinley (0-03), 15. Owen Grant
Referee: Mickey Mulhern
Naomh Muire Bord na nÓg
Campa na Cásca / Easter Coaching Week10:00 - 2:00, 2ú-5ú Aibreán ar na Méillte.
Fáilte roimh pháistí ó 5-14 bliain.
Clárú ó 9:30 ar an Mháirt.
Costas: €20 an páiste, €40 do theaghlach.
Deán teagmháil le Gary ar 0863546193 má tá tuilleadh eolais uait. Míle buíochas as ucht bhur dtacaíocht.
Easter Coaching Week
Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th April @ the Banks from 10am - 2pm daily
Everyone from 5yrs - 14 yrs welcome
Registration from 9.30am -10am on Tuesday morning
Cost for week is 20 euro per child or 40 euro per family
For more details contact Gary on 0863546193
Thanks for supporting Naomh Muire Bord na nOg
The first league match of the 2013 season resulted in an away win for the Seniors in the county ground in Ballybofey. MacCumhaills, managed this year by former Donegal captain Brendan Dunleavy were expected to make the most of home advantage and a tough pre-season training regime - but it was Naomh Muire who ran out deserving winners despite letting slip a 6 point lead.
Having led by 5 points at half time- Naomh Muire pulled further ahead in the second half. However a 15 minute period saw the home side score unanswered points to draw level with 5 minutes left. Although the momentum was now strongly with MacCumhaills - the young Naomh Muire side responding with great character to pull 2 points ahead and ended up winning by a narrow margin although they were the better side by far on the night. This was a strong team performance with everyone on the pitch giving it their all and when it was put to them...they responded like a strong team does. A great start to their league campaign and on to Rosses Park Dungloe on Sunday for a tough away fixture again.
Great away support tonight in Ballybofey, so lets get the numbers up to Dungloe on Sunday. Maith Sibh.
29/03/13 Seán Mac Cumhaill 0-09 Naomh Muire 0-10
Due to the Easter Sunday band Parade in Dungloe the Division 2 League games have been brought forward by an hour. The new times of the games are:
Divison 2 League
Reserve: An Chlochan Liath V Naomh Muire @ 12:30 pm
Senior: An Chlochan Liath V Naomh Muire @ 2:00 pm
Tá am na gcluichí sraithe atá ar an Domhnach athraigh anois. Beidh siad ann uair níos luaithe.
Some photos from week 8 of the ladies development squad (9-13 years). Buíochas do Bhríd Nic Suibhne ar son na pictiúrí.
The U-16 girls defeated Termon in the Banks this evening. A good start to the league girls. Report to follow....
Bhí an bhua ag girseachaí faoi 16 tráthnóna, in éadan an Tearmann ar na méillte. Beidh tuairisc againn níos moille....
Beidh 4 dheontas de €300 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne
baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar chúrsaí gaelige sa Ghaeltacht.
C.L.G. Dhún na nGall will be awarding 4 grants of €300 to Donegal
G.A.A. club members who complete Gaeltacht Summer courses in 2013.
Written applications can be submitted through your own club secretary
to Con O'Domhnaill, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle or email
firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Tues 30th April.
An application form can be downloaded below.
Tá an 5k le bhí le bheith ann Aoine an Chéasta curtha siar go dtí 3 Bealtaine anois.
Beidh an foireann sinsear agus an foireann tacaíocht ag imirt cluichí sraithe i mBealach Féich in éadan club Sheáin Mhic Cumhaill an Aoine sin agus tá rith agus siúl ag gabhail ar an Chlochan Liath fosta. Ár leithscéal faoi seo agus tá súil fhios againn go mbeidh sibh linn ar an 3ú Bealtaine. Go raibh maith agaibh.
Due to the Reserve and Senior Matches in Ballybofey next Friday and because of the Walk and Run in Dungloe for a worthy cause - The Good Friday 5k run and walk has been changed to Friday May 3rd. If you were looking forward to this...our apologies and we look forward to a big evening on May 3rd.
Please note that the 31st of March, is the final date for receipt of membership in order to be a fully paid up member for 2013. Membership gives you an entitlement to vote at meetings and take up positions within the club.
Please note that Full Membership is a requirement for inclusion in any Ticket orders for All Ticket Matches in 2013, although it cannot guarantee the member receiving a ticket.
Any non full members will only be included in ticket orders when there is an abundance of Tickets available.
Membership for 2013 will be taken at the Clubhouse on Thursday the 28th of March, between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. This will be the last night of collection of Membership in 2013. This will cover Senior, Ladies and Underage.