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.