Naomh Colmcille’s U14s collected the club’s first silverware of the season after overcoming Convoy in a thrilling Northern Board Division 2 Shield final on Wednesday (after extra time). The seniors and reserves both recorded victories at Red Hughs.
The seniors travelled to Killygordon on Saturday evening looking for their third straight win. It didn’t look likely as the game entered it’s final moments and the lads were trailing by a point, but Eddie Gillespie grabbed the all-important goal at the death to give Naomh Colmcille the victory on a Red Hughs 1-9 1-11 Naomh Colmcille full time scoreline.
Naomh Colmcille reserves got the better of Red Hughs at Killygordon on Saturday evening.
The home side established a three point lead before a point from Michael Friel got Naomh Colmcille on the scoreboard after good play from PJ McGrath and Padraig Carberry. Red Hughs re-etablished their three point advantage with their fourth point of the match. Two additional points for each side left the home side with a three point lead at half time, the Naomh Colmcille scores coming from Padraig Carberry and Michael Friel (Red Hughs 0-6 0-3 Naomh Colmcille).
Red Hughs got the opening point on the resumption to stretch their lead to four points, but a goal from Oran Hilley put the minimum between the sides. Cathal Curran got the equalising point soon after. Oran Hilley then pointed after taking the pass from Cathal Curran to put Naomh Colmcille ahead for the first time. Oran Hilley added another goal and a point and Ronan McKinley fisted a point, while Red Hughs added a further point, to leave the final score Red Hughs 0-8 2-7 Naomh Colmcille.
Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid, PJ McGrath, Barry McDaid, Ryan Cole, Ryan Dowds, Cathal Curran (0-1), Michael Friel (0-2), Michael Lynch, Padraig Carberry (0-1), Cormac Friel, Oran Hilley (2-2), Ricky Hegarty, Gavin McDaid, David O’Brien, Kelvin Callaghan. Subs: Owen Barr, Ronan McKinley (0-1), Adrian Marsh, Shane Ferry.
Naomh Colmcille U14s were crowned Northern Board Division 2 Shield champions following an absorbing final at Pairc Colmcille on Wednesday. It looked as though the home side were going to snatch victory with a late goal in regulation time, but a stoppage-time equalising point time took the game to extra time.
Naomh Colmcille got the opening scores of the match with points in the first and second minutes. Convoy replied with three points of their own, and a goal for the visitors sent them into a 0-2 to 1-3 lead after 11 minutes. The home side reduced the deficit with a pointed free, but Convoy got a second goal midway through the half to extend their advantage. A Naomh Colmcille point was cancelled soon afterwards by a pointed free for Convoy, before a goal for the hosts reduced Convoy’s lead to a goal (1-4 to 2-4). However another Convoy goal arrived almost immediately. Naomh Colmcille finished the half with 4 points, with one in reply from Convoy, to leave the half time score Naomh Colmcille 1-8 3-5 Convoy.
Naomh Colmcille got the first point of the second half, but Convoy replied with a point in the 5th minute of the half. Two points from the hosts were cancelled by two points for Convoy to leave the visitors with a 1-11 to 3-8 advantage midway through the half. Naomh Colmcille reduced the deficit to two points in the 19th minute, but despite a number of goal efforts that went narrowly wide, and another that came off the post, the home side still trailed with just a few minutes left. The goal the home crowd craved finally came in the 29th minute of the half to give Naomh Colmcille the lead by the narrowest of margins. However Convoy got a deserved equaliser in stoppage time to take the game to extra time. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 2-12 3-9 Convoy.
The first half of extra time proved crucial for the home team. Naomh Colmcille built up a three-point advantage and got their third goal of the match in the last minute. Convoy replied with a point to leave the scoreline Naomh Colmcille 3-15 3-10 Convoy at the break.
The lead was extended to 8 points in the first minute of the second half of extra time with another goal, but Convoy reduced the deficit with a goal soon after. A point for Naomh Colmcille was quickly followed by a goal for the visitors in the 7th minute to leave just 3 points between the sides. A thrilling game concluded with the 10th goal of the match coming to Naomh Colmcille in the last minute of extra time. Full time score (AET) Naomh Colmcille 5-16 5-10 Convoy.
Convoy’s Conor McDermott, representing the Northern Board, presented the Division 2 Shield to Naomh Colmcille’s captain, Jason Fitzpatrick after the match. Conor paid tribute to the standard of football displayed by both teams.
Well done to both teams for a wonderful sporting match, and well done also to the vocal crowd who provided maximum encouragement to their respective team throughout.
Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick (capt.), Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Keenan Diver, Ryan Higgins, Ryan O’Donnell, Brendan Barr, Ronan McKinley, PJ McBrearty, Caoimhin Marsh, CJ Gibson, Mark McDaid, Jordan Gallagher. Subs Sean Marsh, Shane Monaghan, Oran Devine, Rory Simmons.
The U12s travelled to Buncrana on Monday night. They are scheduled to travel to Glenfin this Monday (16th).
This year’s Cul Camp runs from the 7th to the 11th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather! Tuck shop provided. All children will receive a full football kit and a bag (Donegal colours). Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for each child thereafter. A week of fun and craic with qualified coaches. Contact Sharon on 087-9685558.
The Club are now taking Registrations for Adults, Family, Senior and underage players. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Particular reminder for adult non-playing members that you need to be registered to request Donegal tickets. The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).
The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please hand in the collected vouchers so they can be sent away.
The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.
Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.
Well done to Ronan McKinley for a terrific 4th place performance in the primary schools skills competition.
Training and Match Schedule.
Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.
Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.
Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Home fixtures against Urris scheduled for next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. Training tbc.
U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U12. Scheduled match at Glenfin on Monday 16th June. Players to be at clubhouse for 5:30 pm. Remember drink and mouth guard.
U10. Training continues Friday 20th June at 6:30 pm.
U8. Training continues Friday 20th June at 6:30 pm.
Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.
Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.
This week’s numbers are 1, 11, 19, 20, 22 and the most correct winner (matching four numbers) is Richard McFadden who wins €75. Next week’s jackpot €5,550. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.
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 pastime.Tags: