Termon GAA Notes: Week Ending 05/06/12
Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta
Curaidh na hÉireann agus BanCuraidh na hÉireann. Ní minic go dtiocfadh le club a rá go bhfuil dhá chraobh uile Éireann buailte acu ar lá amháin, ach sin mar a bhí sé i nGaoth Dobhair nuair a bhain mná an Tearmainn i gcoinne Cill Chomáin ó Mhaigh Eo chun an tríú croabh na hÉireann as a chéile a bhaint. Bhí an corn sin tógtha ag na girseacha ón chluiche ag meán lae, agus ansin bhí foireann sinsear An Tearmainn ag imirt in aghaidh Naomh Náille ag a dó. Cluiche cruinn, teannta a bhí ann ar dtús, ach le sár obair ón fhoireann ar fad, d’éirigh leo roimh leath ama cúl agus neart pointe a chur eatarthu. Lean an cluiche ar aghaidh mar an gcéanna sa dara leath, agus cé go bhfuair Naomh Náille cic éirice sa bhomaite deireanach, bhí go leor déanta ag fir An Tearmainn chun an cluiche agus an chéad Chraobh na Gaeltachta náisiúnta a thógáil na bhaile leo. Tá achan duine fíor bródúil as na foirne seo ar lá stairiúil don Tearmann. Maith sibh go léir idir imreoirí, bainistíocht agus foireann tacaíochta na bhfoireann, agus an lucht tacaíochta a thaisteal go Gaoth Dobhair, agus a bhain an oiread sin sult as na cluichí thar deireadh seachtaine ar dóigh. Gabhann muid buíochas do fhochumann Ghaoth Dobhair as ucht sár deireadh seachtaine a reáchtáil agus comórtas rathúil sultmhar a chur ar fáil dúinn.
A very successful and historic weekend was had by Termon GAA at the Comartas Peil Na Gaeltachta National Finals. The seniors started their campaign on Friday night against the hosts and had a great first half which laid the platform for the victory. Thomas Cullen and Daire McDaid were best for Termon. On Saturday they faced Na Gaeil Oga from Dublin and Termon overwhelmed them from the start to secure a comprehensive victory in an excellent team performance. On Sunday Clan Na Gael of Meath stood between Termon and the All Ireland final. Again a great first half performance helped Termon to victory with Aiden Sweeney and Martin Sweeney influential. The final against St Nauls on Monday was a tense affair but a first half goal from Aiden Sweeney helped Termon get into the driving seat. A great second half team display meant that despite a late Stephen Griffin penalty Termon held out to be crowned champions. Well done to Paddy, Francie, Tommy, Seimi, Brian and Michael and to the entire panel of players who put in a big effort over the weekend with over 20 players used.
The senior ladies took on Mayo side Cill Chomainn in the ladies final in an attempt to win their 3rd All Ireland gaeltacht title in a row. In a very physical encounter Termon scored a number of early goals to open up a substantial half time lead. A much sharper Termon display in the second half saw the ladies run out comfortable winners. Well done to all the players involved on the panel. Thanks to all the supporters who gave great encouragement to the two teams over the weekend. It was greatly appreciated by the players.
The u14 game against Burt last Wednesday did not take place as Burt did not field.
Our under 8s had a blitz at the Burn Road on Saturday morning. Fanad, Milford and Gweedore were the other teams present. A brilliant morning’s football was on show. Thanks to Conor Murray, Conor Tinney and Paddy Gallagher for refereeing the games. And thanks to all the ladies who helped feed the hungry children after the games.
On Saturday our u12s travelled to Newry for an 11 a side competition with the best teams in Ulster. While Termon did not progress past the group stages they competed very well and actually exited the competition on score difference. Then on Sunday the U12s hosted Tir Chonnail Harps from Glasgow in an exhibition game. Thanks to all who helped out in any way at the Burn Road.
Next Monday at 6.30 the U12s take on Fanad Gaels at the Burn Road.
There is an under 10 boys blitz at 11.15 sharp on Saturday morning. Fanad Gaels and Gweedore will be taking part along with Termon.
Congratulations to Geraldine McLaughlin who was part of the Ulster provincial team who won the provincial championship at the weekend defeating Munster in the final.
Well done to the under 14 ladies who travelled to Urris last Wednesday and came away with a draw after a great team performance.
Our Seniors and reserves have a weekend off this weekend at the time of going to press after a busy schedule this last number of weeks.
The Lotto draw took place in the Lagoon on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 6,7,12 and 27. There was no match 3 or jackpot winner. The open draw winners were Claire Friel, Hannah McSharry and Sara Harkin. Next week’s draw takes place in McClaffertys Churchill, Paul Doherty and Essie McGrenra are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €1200.
Burn Road Timetable
All managers are to take note of the calendar for the use of the Burn Road now in place at the Dressing Rooms. A new calendar for June will be posted in the coming days. Changing of games/trainings etc needs to be cleared to ensure no double booking of field in what is likely to be the busiest month of the year.