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Naomh Colmcille GAA Club Notes 02/10/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Thu 2nd Oct

The senior and reserve teams both lost at St. Nauls in the Intermediate Championship. However the U16s had a terrific win over Carndonagh to progress to the Northern Board Division 2 final.

The seniors travelled to St Nauls for their first match of the Intermediate championship. However despite the scores being level early on, things didn’t go as the visitors hoped after that and the hosts emerged winners on a final scoreline of St. Nauls 0-16 0-7 Naomh Colmcille.

The reserve team found themselves behind early on against the St Nauls but reduced the deficit by half time. A much improved second hald was not enough to overcome the deficit and the hosts won on a full time score of St. Nauls 1-15 2-8 Naomh Colmcille.

Naomh Colmcille U16s advanced to the final of the Northern Board Division 2 Championship after a victory over Carndonagh at Pairc Colmcille on Friday evening.

The home side got off to a great start with a point from Stephen Gallagher in the opening minute. Carndonagh responded quickly though and hit three points without reply. Stephen Gallagher got his second point to reduce the deficit before the visitors made it a two point game in the 9th minute. A determined run by Brendan O’Donnell resulted in a goal for Naomh Colmcille soon afterwards to put the home side in front again. They extended the lead to three points (1-4 to 0-4) with a fisted point from Stephen Gallagher and a free from David McNamee. A pointed free for the visitors reduced the deficit, but a point from PJ McBrearty and a long range effort from Peter Scott that found it’s way to the net gave Naomh Colmcille a six point advantage as half time approached. Four points for Carndonagh in the last 6 minutes of the half meant that the home side had a lead of 2-5 to 0-9 at the short whistle.

Brendan O’Donnell took a pass from PJ McBrearty to score the opening point of the second half and Louis Cole scored in the 8th minute. These were cancelled out by two points for Carndonagh. Brendan O’Donnell gathered a long free from Stephen Gallagher to make it a three point game. Carndonagh got the next score from a free, but the final four points of the match came the way of the home team. Louis Cole pointed in the 18th minute of the half, David McNamee scored from a free, and another following good play involving Louis Cole and PJ McBrearty, with PJ McBrearty completing the scoring on a highly satisfactory evening for the home side. Full time score Naomh Colmcille Naomh Colmcille 2-12 0-12 Carndonagh.

The boys now take on Cloughaneely in the Division 2 Championship final.

Naomh Colmcille: Caolan McAuley, Jason Fitzpatrick, Conor Doherty, James Duffy, Mark Friel, Ian Fitzpatrick, Jordan McDaid, Peter Scott (1-0), Stephen Gallagher (0-3), Kevin Gallagher, PJ McBrearty

(0-2), Jack Hazlett, Louis Cole (0-2), David McNamee (0-3 (0-2 f)), Brendan O’Donnell (1-2). Subs (used) Brett McGinty, Michael Devine, David Whoriskey, Ian Fitzpatrick.

The Sean McDaid memorial cup took place on Saturday. Well done to all the players from Naomh Colmcille, Burt, and Glenswilly.

The results of the guess the score competition for the final against Kerry will be included in next week’s notes.

The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment

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 6:30 pm. 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.

U12. Training continues Friday 3rd October. See Facebook for updates during the week.

U10. Training continues Friday 3rd October. See Facebook for updates during the week.

Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training on Wednesday (1st October) at 6:15 pm sharp. Registration afterwards. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.

Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.

Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.

This week’s numbers are 24, 10, 21, 16, 14 and the most correct winners are Mark Ferry, Lee McDaid and Michael O’Donnell who win €25 each. Last week’s numbers were 14, 1, 22, 15, 18 and the winner was Michael O’Donnell Carrig Inn who won €75. Next week’s jackpot €6,300.

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 Thu 2nd Oct

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