Naomh Muire secured another two league points on their travels last night (16/07/2011). The visiting team made a bright start to the game and where two points up in the opening ten minutes before Carndonagh responded with a point of their own. A couple of frees from Harry Harden had Naomh Muire further ahead while Donnachadh Gallagher, playing at full foward, kept Carndonagh in touch. A nice move up along the left touchline involving Dara White, Shaun 'The Yank' Boyle and Owen Grant saw Naomh Muire rattle the net minutes later. A penalty was awarded minutes later which Captain Owenie McGarvey stepped up to cooly convert. This left the half time score Carndonagh 0-05 Naomh Muire 2-04.
The second half turned out to be a different affair. Naomh Muire, starting today with three changes, found it difficult to get a hold of the ball in midfield where the home team where getting on top. Sean Gallagher was in fine form in the Naomh Muire gaol, when he made two point blank saves to deny the Carn men certain gaols. Carndonagh maintained the pressure but where wasteful in front of gaol. They did manage to score four points from a comnbination of play and from placed balls. Naomh Muire added two further points of their own to win by three points in the end. A hard earned two points gained from this match which maintains Naomh Muire position as table toppers. Just over middway through the league now and we are sitting on 19 points. Well done to all involved.
1. Sean Gallagher 2. Aidi O' Gara 3. Thomas Duffy 4. Daniel Gallagher 5. Brian Gillespie (0-01) 6. Séamus Ferry 7. Paul Boyle 8 . John Pidgeon 9. Owenie McGarvey (1-0, Pen) 10. Harry Harden (0-02) 11. Pádraig McCafferty 12. Owen Grant 13. Sean Yank Boyle (1-0) 14. Dara White (0-01) 15. Tom McHugh (0-01) 16. Shaun Boyle (0-01) 16. 17. Darren Gallagher 18. Hugh McGeady
Subs Used: Shaun Boyle, Darren Gallager, Hugh McGeady
1. Gerrard Crossan 2. Dermot McGonagle 3. Michael McLaughlin 4. Tiarnan Coyne 5. Mickey Nelson 6. Paddy Nelson 7. Liam Shields 8. Gerrard Doherty 9. Ally McConalogue 10. Rory Ward 11. Dominic Doherty 12. Pádraig Doherty 13. Ryan Davenport 14. Donnachadh Gallagher 15. Declan O Donnell
Referee: Mickey Mulhern
In the earlier game the reserves lost on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-09. In a hard fought match the home team started the brightest and were on the scoreboard within the opening minute. Their full foward added further points before Naomh Muire got their first score. A goal either side of half time where the crucial scores and ones that the travelling team never got back from. A better second half performance saw Naomh Muire close the gap but the home team were always comfortable and ran out winners. The reserves meet this same team in the championship in a few weeks time.
1. Conor Devenney, 2. Tomás Devenney, 3. B P Boyle, 4. Sean Duffy, 5. Micheal McFadden, 6. Hugh McGeady, 7. Laurence Coyle, 8. Michael Logue, 9. Hugh Martin(0-01), 10. Ciaran McCafferty, 11. Johnny Gallagher(0-01), 12. Kevin Boyle(0-03), 13. Hugh Boyle, 14. Francis Gallagher(0-2), 15. Brian O'Donnell, Subs: 16. Padraig Greene(0-01), 17. Shane Greene, 18 .Michael Gallagher(0-01) and 19 .Robert O'Donnell.