Naomh Colmcille GAA Notes
Naomh Colmcille kept alive their league challenge with a home victory over neighbours Burt, less than three weeks after defeating the same opposition in the reverse fixture.
The visitors got off to a great start with the opening three points of the match in the opening five minutes, Joe Boyle was first off the mark for Burt with a pointed free in the first minute. Conor Harkin’s effort went over off the inside off the post, and this was followed by another converted placed ball from Sean McHugh. Good work from Ryan McKinley and Joe Donaghy gave Willie Gillespie the opportunity to get Naomh Colmcille’s opening point in the seventh minute. Soon afterwards Willie Gillespie got his fist to a ball in from Matthew Crossan to find the net for the home side. Another free from Sean McHugh levelled the match, before Naomh Colmcille re-gained the lead after a pass from Gerard Curran sent Willie Gillespie in to take a fisted point. Burt had numerous chances from placed balls over the next five minutes but failed to convert them. Sean McHugh was off target with a free before the visitors were awarded a penalty. Michael Lynch in the Naomh Colmcille goals made a tremendous save to his left and got the good luck his efforts deserved when the rebound was put wide. Sean McHugh and Joe Boyle had further missed efforts from frees before Joe Boyle pointed to level the match again in the 25th minute. The first half scoring concluded in the final minute of regulation time when Ricky Hegarty provided the pass for Ciaran Devine to send Naomh Colmcille in at the break leading on a 1-3 to 0-5 scoreline.
Joe Boyle had a long range free at the start of the second half saved by Michael Lynch, and Sean McHugh was off target with a free, before Dara Grant levelled the match once again. Ryan McErlean, on as a half time substitute, put Naomh Colmcille back into the lead. The same player then broke the ball from a Mark Dowds free for Matthew Crossan to extend the lead, and Matthew Crossan made it a three-point advantage with a free wide out on the right. Paul McHugh missed with a long range free for the visitors before Matthew Crossan scored another pointed free in the 17th minute. Joe Boyle got two quick points for the visitors to reduce the lead to two points, the second coming from an Enda McDermott pass. Ciaran Dowds pointed to reduce the lead to the minimum, and the home side survived a goalmouth scramble before Willie Gillespie made it a two point game. Burt had an effort narrowly wide and Willie Gillespie was off target with a free in added time. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 1-8 0-9 Burt.
Naomh Colmcille: Michael Lynch, Paul Friel, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Gerard Curran, Joe Donaghy (Shane McAteer), Ricky Hegarty, Ciaran Devine (0-1), Ryan McKinley (Mark Callaghan), Don Hegarty, Mark Dowds, John Fullerton Matthew Crossan (0-3 (2f)), Willie Gillespie (1-3), Conor Grant (Ryan McErlean (0-1)).
The reserves trailed Burt narrowly at half time and the visitors went on to win on a full time scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 0-8 1-7 Burt. Naomh Columba are due to visit next weekend.
The U16s’ match against Letterkenny Gaels didn’t go ahead.
The U12s travelled to Glenswilly on Monday for the group final. The older team were behind at half time but improved considerably in the second half. However the home team ran out winners. The younger team lead for much of the match but lost out narrowly in the end. Well done to the entire panel for great efforts this year.
The U10s hosted a blitz on Saturday. Well done to all the kids who took part.
Gaelic training for girls aged 12-16 continues Friday (25th) at 7:30 pm for 7:45 pm sharp start. All levels welcome…beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908
The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day is due to take place on Sunday 10th August. Details to follow.
Thanks to everyone who collected the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers; these have now been 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.
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 6:45 pm. Home fixtures against Naomh Columba scheduled for next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. See Facebook for further updates.
U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U13. Training on Wednesday (23rd) at 7 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U10. Training continues Friday 25th July at 6:30 pm.
U8. Training continues Friday 25th July at 6:30 pm.
Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training continues Friday (25th) at 7:30 pm for 7:45 pm start. All levels welcome…beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908
Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.
Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.
This week’s numbers are 3, 8, 9, 15, 19 and the most correct winners (matching four numbers) are Dominic Whoriskey and Lisa Gillespie who wins €37.50 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,800. Last week’s numbers will appear in next week’s notes. 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: