Naomh Colmcille CLG
The seniors and reserves both lost out to Aodh Ruadh at home on Saturday evening. Both teams are scheduled to travel to Buncrana next weekend.
Aodh Ruadh took the points in the top-of-the-table clash at Pairc Comcille on Saturday evening after a victory by the narrowest of margins. The visitors gained revenge for the defeat they suffered back in May in the corresponding fixture at Ballyshannon, and their latest win leaves them 4 points clear at the summit of Division 3.
The match was played under varying weather conditions of sunny spells and showers, which lead to tricky conditions underfoot for the players.
Daniel Clarke got the opening score of the match but James O’Donnell replied almost immediately for the visitors. Points from Joe Donaghy and Mark Dowds gave the home side a 2-point advantage, before a placed ball converted by David McGurrin reduced the deficit to the minimum. Ryan McErlean received a short free and worked space to split the posts for a point for the home side. Eamonn McGrath replied with a fisted point for Aodh Ruadh. Shane McAteer pointed after taking a pass from Ryan McErlean, to leave Naomh Colmcille with a 0-5 to 0-3 advantage with 5 minutes of the half left to play. Ballyshannon reduced the lead to a single point with a free from David McGurrin. Daniel Clarke completed Naomh Colmcille’s first half scoring with his second point of the match, but a point late in the half by Ronan McGurrin for the visitors left the score at the short whistle Naomh Colmcille 0-6 0-5 Aodh Ruadh.
Naomh Colmcille lost the services of Ryan McErlean at the start of the second half when he had to be replaced due to injury. Ryan McKinley saw a great goalbound effort well saved by Peter Boyle in the visitor’s goal. A foul on Joe Donaghy gave Matthew Crossan the opportunity to open the second half scoring from the resultant free (brought in for dissent). However Aodh Ruadh were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute of the half and David Gurrin found the net despite the best efforts of Marty Callaghan. This gave Aodh Ruadh the lead for the first time in the match, and they extended this lead to 2 points with a point from David McGurrin. Matthew Crossan got his second point of the match after taking a pass from Willie Gillespie. Another Aodh Ruadh point at the end of regulation time gave the visitors a two point cushion again, and although Matthew Crossan added his third point of the match in stoppage time, the home side were unable to find an equalising score. Victory then for the visitors on a final score Naomh Colmcille 0-9 1-7 Aodh Ruadh.
The result keeps Aodh Ruadh on top of the table with 20 points from 14 games played. Naomh Colmcille have 16 points after 12 games.
Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Mark Callaghan, Alex Devenney, Paul Friel, Mark Dowds (0-1), Gerard Curran, John Fullerton, Ciaran Devine, Ryan McKinley, Daniel Clarke (0-2), Ryan McErlean (0-1)(Richard Clarke), Shane McAteer (0-1), Matthew Crossan (0-3 (1f)), Willie Gillespie, Joe Donaghy (0-1)(Don Hegarty).
Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle, Micky Dolan, Damien Cleary, Ciron Whoriskey, Johnny Gallagher, Eamonn McGrath (0-1), Conor Patton (Diarmaid McInerney), James O’Donnell (0-1), Kerry Ryan (Eddie Lynch), David McGurrin (1-3 (1-2f)), Ronan McGurrin (0-1), Ronan Drummond, Pauric Patton (Colm Kelly), David Dolan, Jamie McDonald.
The reserves lost out to Aodh Ruadh in the early match on Saturday evening.The visitors lead by 2 points at half time (Naomh Colmcille 0-8 0-10 Aodh Ruadh and extended the lead in the second half. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 1-9 1-14 Aodh Ruadh.
The minors travelled to Mulroy Gaels in the Division 1 Championship on Monday evening but lost out by the narrowest of margins. Final score Mulroy Gaels 1-10 1-9 Naomh Colmcille. A home fixture against Glenfin is scheduled Monday (7th) at 7:30.
The u16s had no game this week.
U13. Training for the U13s is on Wednesday (9th) at 7 pm. First match is scheduled for Saturday 19th July. All current, new and returning players welcome (boys born 2001-2003).
The U12s hosted St. Eunans C on Monday night. They have another home game this Monday (7th).
This year’s Cul Camp runs from the 7th to the 11th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather! Tuck shop provided. All children will receive a full football kit and a bag (Donegal colours). Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for each child thereafter. A week of fun and craic with qualified coaches. Contact Sharon on 087-9685558.
The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please hand in the collected vouchers so they can be 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. Away fixtures against Buncrana scheduled for next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.
U18. Northern Board Division 1 Group 2 Championship match at home to Glenfin on Monday (7th) at 7:30 pm. See Facebook for further updates.
U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U13. Training on Wednesday (9th) at 7 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.
U12. Match at home on Monday 7thth July. Players to be at clubhouse for 6:00 pm. Remember drink and mouth guard.
U10. Training continues Friday 11th July at 6:30 pm.
U8. Training continues Friday 11th July at 6:30 pm.
Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.
Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.
This week’s numbers are 3, 17, 19, 12, 7 and the most correct winner (matching four numbers) is Jean Hannigan who wins €75. Next week’s jackpot €5,700. 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.