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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