Naomh Mhuire won their second ever Peile na Gaeltachta Soiseár Dun na nGall in Falcarragh today 2-11 to 0-6 against Na Dunaibh.
The first half was a scrappy affair with Na Dunaibh pulling and dragging as well as poor referee-ing combining to slow the game down which is simply not our style. The lads went in only two points up at half time, but it was without doubt the teams worst half this year.
The second half opened up a bit as Naomh Mhuire's speed and better fitness started to show leaving bigger gaps for the forwards to move into and take their scores. A goal halfway through the second half by Sean Point Gallagher who spotted the Downings keeper off his line and lobbed a beauty into the net....was followed by a later Ciaran Mc Ginley goal sealing what was a good win in a poor match.
The lads did us proud however by keeping their discipline and by doing so returned for a well deserved meal to the clubhouse followed by a refreshments in Bonner's Bar. They now represent Dún na nGall in Comórtas Naisuntá Peile na Gaeltachta and they play hosts Cloich Cheann Fhaola on Friday evening June 3rd again in Falcarragh.
Caithaoirlach Cormac Mac Gairbheith pointed out in his few words in the Clubhouse this evening that in 2007...this was the first cup won in a season that returned a clean sweep of throphies including promotion to Div 2......that he said...is as good an omen as any.
The lads are playing well and with a great hunger and bite.... and Naomh Mhuire were the best supported team over the weekend outnumbering support of Seniors sides like Naomh Conaill, Gleann Súilí etc ....with huge numbers attending the games.
Focus however now returns firmly to the main objective of the league and the battle for promotion next Sunday.
NAOMH MUIRE: 1 S GALLAGHER 2 JC MULHOLLAND 3 THOMAS DUFFY 4 DANIEL GALLAGHER 5 SEAN POINT GALLAGHER (1-0) 6 SEAMUS FERRY 17 SEAN BOYLE(S) (0-02) 8 BRIAN GILLESPIE 9 OWENIE MCGARVEY(CAPT) 10 HARRY HARDEN (0-01) 11 PÁDRAIG MCCAFFERTY 12 OWEN GRANT (0-02) SEAN BOYLE (YANK) 14 TOM MCHUGH 15 CIARAN MCGINLEY (1-06)
SUBS: AIDI O'GARA FOR 17. JOHN PIDGEON FOR 13.
NA DÚNAIBH: 1 DAITHI BAXTER 2 MARTIN MC LAUGHLIN 3 DAITHI HAY 4 SEAMUS MCFADDEN 5 COLIN GALLAGHER 18 SHAY COYLE (0-01) 17 DEACLAN MCBRIDE 8 SHANE MCCLAFFERTY 9 SHANE MCBRIDE 7 OISIN BOYCE 11 ANDY CONNORS 12 BRENDAN MCGEE 13 PADDY MCRODDY 14 GARRY MCLAFFERTY (0-03) 25 ERIC ROBERTS SUBS POL COYLE FOR 25, FINIAN MCLAFFERTY (0-02) FOR 11.