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Na Rossa

Pairc Dooey map courtesy of GAAPitchLocator.net

Na Rossa – Latest Notes

The club held its AGM last Saturday evening in McCreadys bar this being their
41st annual meeting
A big turnout on the night all positions again were filled. The committee would like to thank you all for making this a successful and well supported AGM.
The club will hold a meeting in the coming days to form a minor board committee. Notification will be sent via Facebook/WhatsApp as soon as possible.

Below a list of elected officers on the night.
The club would like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work and dedication and to wish the newly elected committee a very successful 2020.

President Fr Adrian Gavigan, Senior Team Manager Cormac McHugh, Chairman Declan Bonner, Vice Chairman Gerry McHugh, Secretary Pat Boyle, Assistant Secretary Packie McDyre, Treasurer Patrick Caulfield, Assistant Treasurer Felix Melly, PRO Packie McDyre, Health & Well Being Officer Noelle Breslin & Martina Boyce, Coaching Officer Patrick Caulfield, Oifig na Gaelige Pat Boyle, County Committee delegates Pat Boyle and Packie McDyre, Southern Board delegate Conal Melly.  Pitch committee Michael Duddy and Kevin McCready.

The club would like to wish new senior team manager Cormac Mchugh , Ass manager Joe Gallagher and his Backroom Team all the best for 2020. A big thank you to Donal Trimble who stood down this season from the senior manager position . Donal put in a lot of time and effort into the managers role and his contribution to the club is greatly appreciated by all concerned. Donal will continue playing for the seniors this season and the committee wish him well for 2020.
Congratulations to Pat Boyle who will continue  on as club secretary for a 39th consecutive season. Well done Pat

With the new season approaching very fast this will be a big year for the club with the opening of the new pitch not to far away. Advertising hoardings can be purchased through any committee member at a first year cost of €200.

Good luck to Declan and the Donegal senior squad as they start their national league campaign this Saturday night with a home tie verses Mayo.Throw in is at 7.15pm in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey.

Congrats to Christian Bonner , Manager Michael Murphy and his LYIT Team on their successful run in the Sigerson Cup after defeating Athlone IT in round 1 followed by a terrific win last Sunday against Sligo IT.
They will play now Carlow IT with the chance of qualifying for a place in this years final.
This is Letterkenny ITs  first ever attempt to win a Sigerson title.
Good luck to all concerned.

Congrats also to Oisin Caulfield, Cillian Bonner, Matthew Boyle and Jamie O’Donnell who all have made this years Buncrana Cup squad. Well done lads.

Ainm an Chlub: NA ROSSA
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours: Black and White
Alternative Colours: White and Black
Club Ground: Pairc Dooey, Lettermacaward

Na Rossa – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Declan Bonner bonnerdeclan@gmail.com Madavagh L'macaward 086 2331673
Rúnaí Pat Boyle patboyle01@gmail.com 087 2335548
Cisteoir Pat Caulfield pcaulfield15@yahoo.com 0863026851
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Packie Mc Dyre pmcdyre@gmail.com Meenagowan Lettermacaward 087 2141414
Oifigeach Oiliúna TBC
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Fiona Melly
Martina Boyce
Oifigeach Sláinte agus Folláine TBC
Oifigeach ScórOifigeach na Gaeilge Pat Boyle patboyle01@gmail.com 087 2335548
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 Packie Mc Dyre pmcdyre@gmail.com Meenagowan 086 2141414
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 Pat Boyle patboyle01@gmail.com 087 2335548

Na Rossa Senior Team – April 2019

Na Rossa – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Gerry McHugh felixmelly@gmail.com 087 2833844
Rúnaí Pat Boyle Secretary.narossa.donegal@gaa.ie 087 2335548
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Packie McDyre pmcdyre@gmail.com 087 2141414
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh Packie McDyre pmcdyre@gmail.com 086 2141414
Faoi-8 Felix Melly felixmelly@gmail.com 086 3060879
Faoi-10 Felix Melly felixmelly@gmail.com 086 3060879
Faoi-12 Felix Melly felixmelly@gmail.com 086 3060879

Na Rossa U-10 team who won the Div 1 Shield at the Joe Larry Tournament in Ardara

The Club Year – 2019

 

Overall it wasn’t a bad season for Na Rossa. It’s always disappointing when you don’t get promotion but the performances in the Junior Championship were very encouraging and showed that Na Rossa are not too far away. We were unfortunate to lose players of the calibre of Ryan Mc Gonagle (goalkeeper), Aidan Mc Cahill, Aidan Mc Hugh (injury), Adam Mc Hugh (long-term injury) during the season but at least we finished on a high by getting to the Junior A Championship semi-final.

 

2019 proved to be a very topsy-turvy year for Na Rossa. It started well with a win over a very young Dungloe reserve side in Dooey in the first round of the Gaeltacht competition. However. Na Rossa weren’t going to have success in this competition when competing with the likes of Downings who not only won the Donegal Junior Gaeltacht but also the All-Ireland Junior Gaeltacht at the finals down in Kerry.

 

Then when the All-county league came around, Na Rossa had a brilliant start with four wins on-the-trot and were sitting pretty at the top of the fourth division. It looked like Na Rossa’s experience gained in Division 3 the previous year was paying off. However, the second half of the league proved less successful and it’s difficult to know what to attribute that to.

 

Fair enough, before the Junior Championship came around,Na Rossa did lose some players to emigration which certainly made life tough for player-manager, Donal Trimble, who was working off a panel of only twenty two players. This cast a doubt on whether Na Rossa would actually field a team in the Junior A Championship. Another struggling fourth division team, Pettigo, had actually pulled out of the championship due to a small panel of players, at this stage.

 

After some soul-searching, however, Na Rossa decided to remain in the Junior Championship and if ever there was a right decision that was one. Na Rossa played their best football of the season in the Junior A Championshiop. Being grouped with Junior Championship favourites, Buncrana, Carndonagh & Lifford, the prospects didn’t look too good. An expected victory at home in Dooey over Lifford ensued but we were well beaten by the favourites, Buncrana, away from home. However, a rare away victory over Carndonagh set us up for a quarter-final tilt at Urris. Numbers were down to the bare bones at this stage and even our chairman, the County Senior team manager,Declan Bonner, had to come out of retirement to stand in goals. He actually turned out to be Na Rossa’s saviour in this game with two particularly brilliant saves to give us a one point victory and a place in the semi-finals.

 

We drew Division 4 winners, Letterkenny Gaels, in the semi-final and that was always going to be an uphill battle for us. We conceded a goal in the first half which put us on the back-foot but we upped our game in the second half and actually outscored the Gaels in that half but the Gaels lead in the first half was too much to claw back and so the Gaels progressed to the Junior A Final which they subsequently lost to favourites, Buncrana.

 

Great credit has to go to player-manager Donal Trimble, and his assistants Patrick Caulfield, Cormac Mc Hugh and Felix Melly for the amount of effort they put in all year. It certainly wasn’t an easy task for them working with such small numbers.

 

Although we don’t have the numbers for under-age competitions, credit has to go to Felix Melly and Gerry Mc Hugh for pulling off a great Under-8 Blitz win in Ardara during the summer.

 

Great progress has been made on the development of our new pitch in Madavagh which is very centrally located directly opposite the Leitir Chapel. The senior team actually trained there towards the end of the summer but the facility will be up and running for the 2020 League season. A lot of praise has to go to Michael Duddy and Kevin Mc Cready for the endless hours they put in to get this fantastic facility for Na Rossa.