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Naomh Colmcille club notes 20/4/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 21st Apr

The senior and reserve teams had contrasting results in their matches at Urris on Sunday. The senior team’s winning start to the season continued but the reserves lost out. The scheduled home matches against Burt did not go ahead.
The seniors travelled to Urris on Sunday looking for their second win of the league season. The lads emerged victorious with 5 points to spare, winning on a scoreline of Urris 1-7 Naomh Colmcille 0-15.
The reserves took on Urris on Sunday lunchtime following on from their home win over Red Hughs. Unfortunately the lads lost out on a full time score of Urris 4-9 2-8 Naomh Colmcille.
The minors took on Letterkenny Gaels at O’Donnell Park on Wednesday in a play-off to determine the table-toppers for the Northern Board U18 Central League section. The Gaels had salvaged a draw with two scores in injury time in the league match in Newton in the final league match 9 days earlier. This time there was to be no comeback for the Gaels though and the lads won on a scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 4-10 2-12 Letterkenny Gaels. The lads now take on Gaoth Dobhair at Convoy CFE on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the semi-final.
The U14s overcame a slow start to defeat Letterkenny Gaels at Pairc Colmcille on Monday evening. The visitors established a 5 point lead in the opening 14 minutes before Naomh Colmcille finally got their first score a few minutes later. That turned out to be the start of better things to come for the home side, as they added on another 1-3 in the opening half, with a single point in reply from Letterkenny Gaels. This left the score at the interval Naomh Colmcille 1-4 0-6 Letterkenny Gaels.
An early point for the home side was soon cancelled out by a similar score for the Gaels at the start of the second half. However Naomh Colmcille went on to score 1-7 between the 6th and 21st minutes, before the Gaels found the net for their next score, with the score 2-12 to 1-7 in the home side’s favour. Three further points for Naomh Colmcille and an injury time point for the visitors completed the scoring. Final score Naomh Colmcille 2-15 1-8 Letterkenny Gaels.
Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick, Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Brendan Barr, Sean Marsh, PJ McBrearty, Ryan O’Donnell, Bradley Doherty, Mark McDaid, Caoimhin Marsh,  Jordan Gallagher. Subs Ryan Higgins, CJ Gibson, Rory Simmons.
Well done to everyone who took part in the U14/U16 development camp last week. Thanks also to the organisers and those who helped run the camp.
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 start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club.
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. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. Training tbc. League semi-final v Gaoth Dobhair on Wednesday (23rd)- see Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U16. Training – see Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U14. Training Wednesday (23rd) at 7:30 pm.
U12. Training continues Monday 21st April at 6:30 pm at Pairc Colmcille. All players (boys and girls) welcome.
U10. Training continues Friday 25th April at 6:30 pm.
U8. Training continues Friday 25th April at 6:30 pm.
Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.
Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.
This week’s numbers were 1, 7, 8, 18, 19 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) were Gerry Devenney, Seamus Doherty and A. Dillon (Derry) who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,150. 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.
By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 21st Apr

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