GAEIL FHANADA NOTES
Gaeil Fhánada Seniors & Reserves play their last game of the league this Sunday afternoon v Naomh Mhuire at home in Portsalon.
Reserves at 1.30p.m. Referee Ciara Foy and Seniors at 3.00p.m. Referee Ciaran Molloy.
Gaeil Fhánada 3:11 v Realt na Mara, Bundoran 0:14
Bundoran made the long trek to Portsalon to take on Fanad Gaels last Saturday evening and left empty handed. Both Seami Friel’s contributed handsomely to Fanad’s final tally, amassing 3-7 between them in what was an impressive victory for the hosts. Bundoran already have a promotion playoff wrapped up while Fanad are looking to consolidate a top 4 finish. Fanad started brightly, Marty McAteer scoring the first point of the game after being set up by Jonny Friel. Seami Nanny Friel extended the lead from a placed ball after he was fouled by James Keaney. Bundoran struck back, Tommy Hourihane and the pacy Christy Keaney htiing the target. Seami Coshia Friel opened his account from the tightest of angles, and Patrick McConigley swung over a beauty with his left foot after a crossfield pass from Michael Sweeney. Shane McGowan and Michael McEniff for Bundoran were driving at Fanad throughout the day, but Cathal Martin, in the sweeper role, cut out a lot of threatening ball. Keaney and Hourihane hit the target again to tie up the scores for the second time, only for Fanad to respond with two Seami Nanny Friel scores, one a free and the other a fisted effort after a lung bursting run. A moment of controversy followed, a long ball by McConigley was gathered by Coshia Friel, who seemed to be fouled as he was through on goal, but Martin Coll waved play on. Fanad showed great character however, and in what was an almost identical move as the previous one, they struck goal. Michael Sweeney fielded and launched a high ball to Coshia Friel. Friel gathered and tucked the ball away,just on the stroke of half time to give Fanad a 5 point cushion. HT: Fanad 1-6 – 0-4 Bundoran Fanad started brightest in the second half, Seami Nanny Friel hit 2 points to make it a 7 point game. Bundoran hit back however, Adam Coyne and 2 beauties from the returning Gary Clancy were the catalyst. Couple that with some fine scores from Michael McEniff and Christy Keaney(2) made it a one point game, with Bundoran well on top. Fanad, to their credit, hit back, Marty McAteer with a fine point Seami Nanny Friel with a fantastic solo effort goal to put 5 between the sides. Bundoran hit the next 3 scores, Hourihane from long range, Keaney with a free and another Coyne point from play. With the game finely balanced, Ryan McGonigle came into his own and some inspirational fielding pushed Fanad on. Seami Coshia pointed from distance to make it a 3 point game. Bundoran then broke for a goal chance only for Mark McConigley to pull off a sensational stop. This proved the turning point, Fanad broke and Coshia hit a goal, squeezing the ball under the Bundoran keeper to put 6 points in it. Mark Friel got a lovely point before David Studdard finished the scoring with a point for the Seasiders. A fine win by Fanad who consolidate their place in Division 2 with this win. Jonny Nanny Friel covered every inch of grass while Ryan McGonigle was equally impressive. The scoring prowess of the Friel’s won it in the end. Best for Bundoran were Shane McGowan and Christy Keaney.
Gaeil Fhánada : Mark McConigley, Ronan McAteer, Patrick McConigley 0:01, Frankie Sweeney, Ryan McGonigle, Jimmy Coyle, Mark Sparkie Friel 0:01, Brendan Callaghan, Michael Sweeney, Aidan McAteer, Seami Nanny Friel 1:05, Johnny Nanny Friel, Marty McAteer 0:02, Seimi Coshia Friel 2:02 and Cathal Martin. Subs Oisin Blaney, Kevin McElwaine for Brendan Callaghan, Oisin Shiels for Marty McAteer, Shaun Coyle, Jerry Diver Friel, Paul Dougie Coyle.
Minor Girls Training
Training for the above team will be on Wednesday at 7pm in Portsalon. Bring gum shields and €2. Please pass this info on to all players.
Gaeil Fhánada U6s host our neighbour’s Termon next friday the 12th @ 6.30pm in Portsalon. These boys and girls are the future of the club, should be a good evening’s fun. Our u8 team have a blitz in Termon next Sat the 13th @ 11am, teams taking part, TERMON, GAEIL FHÁNADA, GWEEDORE AND CLOUGHANEELY. Could all the boys and girls be at the pitch @ 10.30am.
No U8 training on Friday due to the blitz on Saturday.
U10 training as usual on Friday evening at 6pm sharp in Portsalon. The U10s have a few blitz’s in the next month. U13s have a game away to Termon this Wednesday the 10th @ 6.30pm. Martin will be in touch via text re: bus pick up times. U16s play Convoy away on Monday evening the 8th in the first round of the Div 1 Championship. Best of luck to all the teams repesenting the club over the next week. Any further info contact martin @ 91 63472.
Tickets are on sale for County Team Fund Draw, some great prizes including All Ireland Final tickets. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10.
Gaeil Fhánada CLG would like to congratulate Fr. Liam Boyle on his ordination to the priesthood, God bless you Fr. Liam.
Gaeil Fhánada 100 Club Draw
Last call for Gaeil Fhánada Club tickets – draw which will take place at end of September. Anyone interested please contact any committee member.
Date for your diary 18th October 2014
A night with a difference, Crazy Vegas Fun Casino Night, sounds flash but it’s really just a great night’s craic for all the family, more details later.