Naomh Colmcille CLG
Another hard fought WIN for Naomh Colmcille.
Naomh Colmcille V Milford (1-7 to 0-6)
Milford got off to a strong start and a very physical game was on the cards. With Milford winning most of the tussles and picking up the free balls in the middle of the Park. Milford where getting most of the play in the opening quarter. With a few early scores and also a few unforced errors which should have been dropped over. N Colmcille found it difficult to get the ball forward to young Connor Grant, John Fullerton & Kieran Callaghan. Milford defence where too much at that moment for the N Colmcille forwards. It was all Milford during this first half with a few more scores from Milford and one return score from N Colmcille. N Colmcille fullbacks did great work in keeping the Milford forwards from pushing up the score. With a few far out shots from Joe Donaghy falling short to the keeper. Milford leading in 0-5 to 0-1 in the first half. N Colmcille glad that was over but at what expense to Milford as they were at full tilt the whole first half.
N Colmcille took a risk with Young Gillespie as he was not 100% fit and replaced young Conor Grant with Willie Gillespie and John Fullerton with Anthony Grant. N Colmcille got off to a great start within minutes of good pressure from N Colmcille the ball drops to Gillespie and with some fantastic holding off he blasts the ball past the Milford keeper for a Goal. Exactly what N Colmcille needed to lift their spirits! Milford seemed to be on the back foot and N Colmcille got that extra yard. With Andrew Clarke and Shane McAteer in the middle of the Park winning more possession N Colmcille was able to get the ball forward quicker and with young Gillespie pulling full backs away then the likes of Paul Friel and Don Heagerty where able to push for scores with Don getting one and Paul getting to very critical points from very tight angles from the Right. It was all N Colmcille now with Milford big time on the back foot. The game got physical again but this time N Colmcille was able to fight it off and with some great plays from Kieran Callaghan and Joe Donaghy more scores where dropped over points from Mark Dowds and Ryan McErlane pushed them 4 points clear. With the time run out a free for Milford right in close to Marty Callaghan’s goal Milford went for goal but as expected Marty was first to react with a great block and all was left now was the ref to blow the whistle and with a run down the right from young Lynch that was it game over and still undefeated.
N Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Mark Callaghan, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Lynch, Paul Friel(0-2), Shane McAteer, Andrew Clarke, Joe Donaghy, Ryan McErlane (0-3), Mark Dowds (0-1), Don Heagerty (0-1), Conor Grant, John Fullerton, Ciaran Callaghan. Subs: Willie Gillespie (1-0); Anthony Grant.
Written by Mark Ferry.
Well done to the u8s for excellent performances in the Colmcille day blitz last Saturday at Celtic Park. Special mention to Ciara and Finn (both u6) playing their first games for Naomh Colmcille. Thanks to the Doire Colmcille club for organising the event, refreshments and the presentation afterwards. Next Saturday’s blitz has been changed to Friday 22nd June at 18:30 and will now be hosted by MacCumhaills.
Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows
Under 8’s: training: will be on Saturday the 16th of June at 11 am at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 10’s training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 12’s training: will be on Monday the 18th of June at 7:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 14’s training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 7:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 16’s training: will be on Thursday the 14th of June at 6:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Under 18’s training will be on Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.
Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink.
Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe Higgins
New players are always welcome!!
Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website (www.naomhcolmcille.com) and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)
Naomh Colmcille lotto numbers: lotto numbers this week are 18.104.22.168.5.1.7. A Huge congratulations to Monica McDaid who won €930 with the winning sequence of 22.214.171.124.5.1.7Next week Lotto jackpot is €500. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.
The Club are also registered for Tesco (Ireland) for schools and Clubs voucher scheme which is now up and running for 2012; this will allow the Club to avail of much needed extra Kit and equipment for our young members of the Club.
The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’
Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.
Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.