All the very best to Patrick Gillespie, Hugh (Yank) Boyle and Jack O'Brien who are all part of the Donegal Minor squad for Sunday's match with Tyrone. All three have done really well to make this panel and it is a recognition for our Club to have 3 players involved at this level. The 3 lads have come through an underage system since they were 7 or 8 and many coaches, mentors and committee members helped to develop them and hundreds others. We wish them all the best and regardless of the result- they will be back in action for Naomh Muire in the upcoming Minor Championship match with Naomh Conaill in Mid June.
Naomh Muire Minors recorded their second Minor League victory coming after last weeks win over Dungloe. This game was played on a cold and windy day in Fintra.
Very often a lion's den for any underage side to go and get a result. Our Minors battled for the complete hour in Killybegs and it was this high work rate and their effort without the ball that stood them well. Naomh Muire played with a strong breeze in the first half and led 0-8 to 0-2 at HT.
Their second half performance was probably more impressive as Naomh Muire frustrated the home side who only added 2 points with a cold hard breeze. This again was a team effort throughout the match and their tackling and ability to win the ball back which was the major difference. This young Minor team are still developing so whereas the victory is welcomed - there is still much to be worked on in the year ahead and that hard work will continue in the months ahead.
Next match is home to Aodh Rua next week
Following the Senior match v Naomh Mícheál yesterday....it was the turn of the Minors today (03/03/13) in their League Division 1 match against neighbours Dungloe played in the Banks in great Spring conditions.
Both sides fought hard for early possession and it was the home side who made most of their percentage leading 1-6 to 0-3 at HT.
Dungloe came out with much more purpose in the 2nd half and Naomh Muire were reduced to several chances which they couldn't convert allowing the Upper Parish lads to pull it back to 2 points and several near miss opportunities to draw level.
Naomh Muire held out and overall were the better side over the hour and collecting two points against the Strong Dungloe Minors was a good start to the season. The season however is only starting so its just another game in a long season with lots of work to do .
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.
Under age presentations took place on Friday 7th December in the Clubhouse. Certificates were presented to U-12 and U-13 girls who played in the U-12 blitzs and U-13 league and to the girls who took part in the U-12 and U-13 Donegal Development Camps.
U-14 most improved player - Kathlyn McGarvey
U-14 Player of the year - Sarah Sweeney
U-16 most improved player - Nicole Boyle
U-16 player of the year - Aoife McGarvey
Minor players of year - Erika Hanna & Jade O'Donnell
The Minor ladies will play Naomh Michael on Saturday 20th October (Venue TBC) at 12 noon in the county semi-final.
Please note that no date has yet been fixed for the U-16's final as their is an objection and appeal taking place.
The Minors will play Ardara in the banks this friday evening with a throw-in time of 7.30. The minors can still qualify for the league final depending on the result of this game.