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.
The reserves had a great start to the season with an impressive away win in Downings on Sunday. The final score Na Dúnaibh 0-08 Naomh Muire 2-10. Teams and scorers:
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.
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.
Beidh Naomh Muire ag imirt cluiche sraithe in éadan Bun Dobhráin ar na Méillte amárach. Beidh an chéad chluiche ag toiseacht ar 1:30 i.n. agus an dara ceann ag 3:00 i.n.
Ádh mór ar na gasúraí.
The senior and reserve teams are back in league action tomorrow (Sunday 14th) with a home tie against Bundoran. The reserves get the show underway at 1:30 pm followed by the senior game at 3:00 pm. Good luck to both teams.
Following the Donegal v Dublin league match the reserves were in league action against MacCumhaills. Naomh Muire led at the break but the concession of goals in the second half unraveled their good work in the first.
Final Score: 07/04/13 Seán Mac Cumhaill 3-07 Naomh Muire 1-08
The reserve team travel to Ballybofey tomorrow to take on Seán Mac Cumhaills in the league. The game has a later start time than previously advertised due to the national football league game between Donegal and Dublin. That's throw's in at 3pm and the Naomh Muire reserve game is on at 4:45pm.
Beidh foireann tacaíochta Naomh Muire ag imirt in éadan Cloich Cheann Fhaola i gcomórtas peile na Gaeltachta ar an 9ú Márta. Beidh an cluiche ar siúl thall i bhFál Carrach ar 3:00 i.n.
09/03/13 Cloich Cheann Fhaola v Naomh Muire @ 3:00 i.n.
There will be a meeting for all reserve players interested in playing for the club this year in the clubhouse at the banks this Sunday 27th January at 3.30pm. It is important that all players attend this meeting.
For any queries contact Gary at 0863546193.
Senior : Naomh Muire 0-16 Naomh Bríd 0-06
Reserve: Naomh Muire 6-10 Naomh Bríd 0-04
Naomh Muire won their last league game this afternoon in a commanding performance against Naomh Brid . This win guarantees at least a play-off to remain in Division two as well as home advantage in that play-off. Depending on next week's result between Naomh Bríd and Cloch Cheann Fhaola, Naomh Muire could yet be playing a play off which would see them achieve Senior Championship football next year.
Today's performance shows why few teams like coming to the Banks as Naomh Muire proved too much for the visitors and ran quickly into a 4 point lead. They then added to this going in at half time with a 0-10 to 0-2 lead having dominated. Naomh Bríd enjoyed better possession early in the second half and brought it back to a 6 point gap before the lads got their rhythm back and increased their lead, running out ten point winners in the end.
The reserves showed some great finishing by hammering the Naomh Bríd side in their match and finish the season in a strong upper table position.