The Southern Regional Board (SRB) have agreed the underage fixtures for the coming year. Naomh Muire will take part in the following competitions at underage level:
Please download the following file to see a complete list of all the fixtures.
Our young U-16s were beaten by Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon in the County Final at McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey (31/08/2011).
This young side from our area have no apologies or explanations to make as they have had a huge season making it to this final. Aodh Rua are an exceptional side at the very peak age wise and our side comprise of many 14 year olds who played like men. En Route to this final we defeated names such as Kilcar, Ardara and McCumhaills and remember this is Div 1, the top level. The physical strength was matched tonight as the lads are two years into a fitness programme which will definetely bear fruit. Hats off to Aodh Ruadh and congrats to them, however in the years to come these two teams will hopefully be playing in a Senior championship and tonight's players will meet again on a bigger stage. Well done lads, be proud and roll on 2012. Photos available in gallery.
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Naomh Mhuire v Aodh Ruadh Under 16 County Championship Final in McCumhaill Park Ballybofey on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Bus for supporters leaving Annagry Car Park at 5.15pm. Lets get the numbers up there and support the young lads.
Naomh Mhuire v Aodh Rua Under 16 County Championship Final in McCumhaill Park Ballybofey on Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Punching well above their weight all season our young future have made their way to a Premier County Championship final. Naomh Mhuire played in the comeback game of the season against the same club in a Divisional final in July and now face them again having beaten the much fancied McCumhaills in the County Semi-final recently.
Lets spread the word and get support up here to McCumhaill park on Wednesday night.
The under 13s will have training on Monday evening in the Banks at 7pm. All Players born in 1998, 1999 and 2000 should be there. The first league game is at home to Aodh Ruadh in 2 weeks time. The under 16s will have training in the banks at 8pm on Monday evening.
The Under 16 team will resume training for the upcoming county final against Aodh Ruadh on Friday evening. Training will begin at 7pm and it is important that all players are at training. Any problems please contact the manager.
For the first time ever in the Naomh Muire club's 31 year history we have made it to a Div 1 County Championship final having beaten the fancied McCumhaills in Glenfin this evening. Having won the Northern Division and being talked about as possible county champions, MacCumhaills were always going to be strong opponents ......and so they were.
However they were playing a young Naomh Muire who have beaten Kilcar, Ardara and drew with Aodh Ruadh to get this far and this has been done with a work ethic and great fitness together with some great football. Tonight they surpassed even those high standards and showed great determination after losing their full back and captain Patrick Rodgers to a very harsh red card.
The lads went down by a point after losing young Patrick but then drove into another gear to draw level right on full time. Then with only seconds remaining the sheer fighting spirit of this team showed through and the winning point brings our proud club into a first County final at the top grade.
This game wasn't won tonight ...it was won over the winter months in the Aislann and the effort since.......and effort that tonight showed its results. The strength and determination of this team is a great example of what is possible.
Well done to mentors Gary, Sean and Timmy and all the squad, each of who contributed on and off the pitch.
Under 16 County Semi-Final
NaomhMuire v MacCumhaills in Glenfin tommorrow night (05/08/2011) at 7pm.
Our Under 16s have given us some great games in this campaign so far against Kilcar, Ardara and Aodh Ruadh. Tommorrow night they play in the County semi-final against MacCumhaills and the winners grab the prize of a County Final appearance. The boys never got going in the Divisional final replay but that was not their true form. If they find their real form, they are certainly in with a great chance tommorrow night.
Get as much support as possible up to Glenfin for the 7pm throw-in.
Aodh Ruadh won last night's (25/07/2011) Divisional final in Dungloe. The Ballyshannon side played the better football on the night and dominated key areas while our lads just simply didnt get the breaks when they were needed. Aodh Ruadh scored their first goal against the run of play and whereas Naomh Muire matched them in open play at times......we hit the post, had a penalty claim turned down and missed several easy scores within ten minutes......all of which were needed against a strong Aodh Ruadh side.
Naomh Muire rallied back near the end of the first half and into the second half but the crucial couple of goals required just could not be found. Sometimes you have to say hats off to an opposition in full flow and watching Aodh Ruadh play the ball out of defence was top drawer stuff. Overall a combination of this together with it simply not being our lads night meant that the result was never in doubt with 15 mins to go.
This may have another chapter however. Naomh Mhuire are still in the County Semi-final against Northern Champions McCumhaills. When the young lads lick their wounds and get back to training this week...they will now realise that they came within a minute of beating this fine Aodh Ruadh side last week....and that along with recent performances against Kilcar and Ardara will stand to them. The players,management, club and its supporters will be ready for this semi-final clash wherever or whenever it is on.
No luck lads.....you've done us proud up to now and its not over yet.
Thanks to Bríd Sweeney all the action was captured and is now available in the Gallery.
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The under 16 Div 1 Championship final will take place in Dunkineely on Monday night. (18th) Naomh Mhuire will face Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon with a throw-in time of 8pm. The referee for the final is Michael mc Shane from Kilcar.