Glenswilly 0-13 Naomh Muire 1-9. Glenswilly won this Div 2 top of the table clash in somewhat controversial circumstances this afternoon. The home side ran into a 4 point lead and looked like they were going to totally dominate but Naomh Muire battled back and went in even at HT.
The second half saw Naomh Muire play the better football and their finishing was really good. Glenswilly..using their experience never allowed the game to slip even when our lads were at their peak
Having led by 2 points with 6 minutes remaining to come away with a 1 point defeat from a score deep into time added on was a disappointment in Glenswilly today. Also disappointing was a ref who signalled a minute remaining when it was all square...yet continued to play a further 3 minutes until Glenswilly scored.
Having said that and with a huge Naomh Muire support leaving the Glen not disappointing was the manner in which our Seniors fought, passed and took on one of the County's big names on their own ground with some great passages of play and attacking football. Michael Murphy was contained to two scores from play and even the second half introduction of fit again Neil Gallagher wasn't enough to contain our young lads as they improve with every match.
We are past the stage of moral victories however its important to take the positives and push on...and there were positives all over the field today with a strong team performance. The league campaign is still young and Naomh Muire will drive on and be a force in it this year...well done lads...you deserved better...but that'll come with effort like this.
Under 16 A league, 2nd Round.
In a thriller finish on Tuesday night in Mountcharles the girls came from behind to score 1-01 in the last two minutes of the game to win this match. Two very good sides very evenly matched and playing ladies football at its best. Nail biting finish with Naomh Muire just shading it in the end. Maith sibh onto the next match against Naomh Conaill next Tuesday in The Banks.
Final score: St. Nauls 3-10 Naomh Muire 5-05
This weekend sees the start of the Development at the Banks.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - sees the digging of the bases for the Floodlights, shuttering, pouring of concrete and stripping. Volunteers are required for any or all days over the weekend by making contact with Michael Gallagher 087 6786611. This work will happen best when as many as possible can help out spreading the workload.
On Monday Morning - The foundation work for the additional Changing rooms will start and that is being driven by Michael Mc Fadden 087 2925544. If anyone can volunteer help with this, can you contact Michael directly.
This development is the biggest undertaken since the Pitch and Clubhouse were created in the 1990's and represents a big investment in our youth. The benefit of the work will be seen over the next 20 years and it is hoped to get the Floodlights completed by Autumn and the changing rooms by Spring next. The support and volunteer work is what will make it successful so please share this and pass around the word. All kind of help is appreciated and a strong start this weekend would give it good momentum.
Naomh Muire got another won against Intermediate reserve champions Termon in a closely fought game against a physically strong Termon team. Termon opened the scoring with a penalty but Naomh Muire responded with 2 points from frees from Sean McCafferty. Termon playing with an awkward cross-field breeze added another three points before Naomh Muire worked a good point from play after patient play finished by Sean McCafferty who took the right option and took his point. The half-time score was Naomh Muire 0-03 Termon 1-03.
The 2nd half was keenly contested with Termon battling well. Naomh Muire kept the score-board ticking over and were content to take their points. Naomh Muire brought on fresh legs and finished the game strongly in the last 10 mins to win by 2 points. Best for Naomh Muire were Jamie Boyle, Darren Gallagher and Conor Boyle.
Team: Connor Devenney, Maurice McBride, Patrick Rodgers, Charlie Doherty, Sean McBride, Jamie Boyle, Hugh McGeady, Christopher Devlin, Darren Gallagher, James Ferry, Declan Boyle, Conor Boyle, Sean Burns, Sean McCafferty, Brian O Donnell. Subs used: B.P Boyle, Ciaran Harden, Daniel Sharkey, Hugh Boyle, Francis Gallagher, Cathal McBride.
Another home victory leaves our Senior side slipping into 2nd in the league following this impressive home win against Termon in the Banks.
Like the Bundoran match last week- the lads took the initiative early on and opened with a goal from a penalty and led up to HT- going in with a 4 point lead. Termon came back strong in the early part of the 2nd half and equalized with 15 gone. The boys were not in the match at this point and it looked as if Termon were going to dominate. However in an impressive final 15 mins Naomh Muire took control around the middle and eventually pulled away with superior fitness and finishing to get these all important league points. Some great passages of play and good attitude lines up an away match with Glenswilly next week.....and matches like that are what playing at this level is all about .Going on fitness and ability a win in the Glen next week is not beyond our Seniors. Mighty stuff today and well done to Danny and the boys.
The club are now launching the new cycle of the 100 Club. This club is open to all club members and supporters. People who become members of this 100 Club will be donating €20 a month. In return they will be entered into a draw where up to €1,000 will be given away each month in prizes.
We would call especially on all overseas past players and supporters to join in. By joining the 100 Club you are keeping your strong link with Naomh Muire alive and your name will be listed as a 100 club member. We are really keen to get as many exiles involved in all aspects of the club as we know many will return eventually and play a part in our great club. Others who live overseas will always have the connection with Naomh Muire and being a member of the 100 club adds to that great link.
All proceeds support the development and operation of the club. This year the club are erecting floodlights and building a new extension with 2 additional changing rooms which are vital to the clubs’ future. The plan also includes storerooms, a treatment room and a proposed gym area upstairs.
Click on the image above to read more and to find out how you can join the 100 Club. Go raibh math agaibh.
We ask all Club and Community members from all ages and states of fitness to come out and Run or walk the most picturesque and fresh 5k route in the world around the sandbanks of Mullach Dearg on Friday May 3rd at 7pm.
This is a great occasion always and kick starts the Bank Holiday weekend with a Healthy manner. By taking part - you will also be supporting the ambitious and exciting development work at the Banks - which has started.
19/04/2013 Division 2 League Results
Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1-10 An Clochán Liath 0-12
Gleann Fhinne 1-07 Naomh Muire 0-09
Realt na Mara G.F.C 2-05 Glenswilly 2-11
Seán Mac Cumhaill 1-09 Termon 0-10
The Reserves will play Termon at home in the Banks on Sunday at 1:30pm.
The seniors have two games this weekend. One on Friday and the second on Sunday. The details are as follows:
Friday 19th Glenfin v Naomh Muire @ 7pm in Glenfin
Sunday 21st Naomh Muire v Termon @ 3pm in the Banks
In their first home match of the league campaign our Seniors put in a strong and workman-like performance in the Banks in blustery cross-field wind conditions. Bundoran, who were one of the strongest teams in this division last year and who beat Glenfin well last week were coming to the Banks hoping to launch a promotion platform but they found Naomh Muire Seniors in no mood for handing out away wins in the Banks.
The match remained scoreless for 10 minutes as both sides adjusted to the strong wind coming in across the lake. Once Naomh Muire got their opening score they simply took total control of the match and what was most impressive was their ability to move the ball quickly and to keep possession under pressure. By half-time the lads were ahead 2-5 to 0-0.
The second half saw fewer chances but again, Naomh Muire totally dominated and made good use of well won frees. Bundoran had no recovery plan and when they did make the occasional scoring chance, they found the home defence working too hard to allow scores.
This was impressive and to keep a seasoned side like Bundoran to a single score for an hour is a good outcome. To win your first match and away against McCumhaills and now the first at home to Bundoran is strong start to the 2013 campaign and although conditions were tough the response and attitude was really impressive today.
The Seniors are pictured here in their Tracksuits for the season along with Michael from Sharkey’s Club Senior sponsors 2013. The Club would like to thank Sharkey’s for their continued and valued support.
Naomh Muire: 1. Seán Gallagher, 2. Robbie O' Donnell, 3. Brian Gillespie, 4. Tomas Duffy, 5. Pádraig McCafferty, 6. Aidy O' Gara (0-01) 7. Harry Harden (0-01), 8. Paul Yank Boyle (1-00), 9. Owenie McGarvey, 10. Darragh White, 11. Tom McHugh (1-02), 12. Owen Grant (0-01), 13. Sean J Boyle (0-02), 14. Sean Yank Boyle (0-01), 15. Ciarán McGinely, 16. John Pidgeon (on for No. 15), 17. Daniel Gallagher (on for No. 8), 18. Ciarán McCafferty (on for No. 16), 19. Hugh Martin.
Bundoran: 1. Ashley Mulhern, 2. Dermot McCaughey, 3. James Keeney, 4. Johnny Boyle, 5. Shane Moohan, 6. Shane McGowan, 7. Paul Sheridan, 8. Gary Clancy, 9. Neil Dunne, 10.Peter McGonigle, 11. Adam Dunmore, 12. Darragh Hoey, 13.Adam Coyne, 14. Christy Keaney, 15. Alan Russell (0-01)`
Referee: Michael McShane
Earlier the reserves put in another strong performance to win well and they are starting to show their potential in being able to develop the much needed back up for the Seniors.
The new digital scoreboard made its debut today as well so two great results on the new facility on its first day. Well done to both teams, players and management today.