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Naomh Columba

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Naomh Columba – Under 16s Division 3 Champions 2019

The Club year – 2019

 

2019 was an interesting year for CLG Naomh Columba. The club seen a lot of success at underage in the various teams in both the boys and girls grades. Shane Callaghan won the County Skills competition, a first for Naomh Columba, Our underage girls teams were very successful with our u14, u16 and Minor teams all winning county titles. Our ladies senior team won a County Gaeltacht title and an All Ireland 7s title and we’re very unlucky to lose out in both the Championship final and the Shield final.

 

Our Senior mens team were beaten in the last 8 of the championship and secured division 2 status for another year.  Our Reserve men were also beaten at the same stage of championship. Our underage lads all performed well in all the grades. On a sadder note we lost our club president Connie Beag Cunningham during the year. He will be sadly missed by all in the club.

 

Our Senior and Reserve mens’ teams both played in a very competitive and tough Division 2. Both teams performed well throughout the league and every game was very close and hard fought. We managed to secure our status again for another year. In championship, both teams exited at the quarter final stage. Our Senior team played some great football throughout and we’re very unlucky to lose out on the day. Our Reserves also played well and they were unlucky to lose out. Our u21 lads were beaten by St Eunans in the championship.

 

Our Senior ladies team on the other hand performed well in 2019. In early May they won the county Gaeltacht title in Gaoth Dobhair beating Cloich Cheann Fhaola in the final. They played well throughout the league and ended up finishing second in the South-West Division 3. The highlight of their season was winning the All Ireland 7’s Junior title in Dublin which was a great achievement. They were also unlucky to lose the championship final.

 

Naomh Columba had a good season at underage with both boys and girls in the various competitions. We had very big numbers this year on our u8 team. They played all spring and summer around various clubs and performed very well. A lot of hard work being done by John Kelly at the grade. Our U10 team also performed very well this year. Under manager Dermot Mc Guire the u10s very competitive in all their games. The team improved well as the year went on.

 

Our u12 team won our local competition “The Mary Catherine Cup” and also played very well in all their games winning their fair share. The U13 boys were unlucky to get beaten in the Southern league final after playing very well. The u14 boy’s team had a tough year but battled away really well all year despite being unlucky with injuries and low numbers at times.

 

Our u16 boys team under the guidance of Colin Mc Nelis had another good year, they were very unlucky to miss out on the league final while they made it all the way to the county championship final but we’re unlucky to lose out in a fantastic game of football. The lads beat some very good teams along the way and played well all season. Our Minor lads. competing in Division 1. more than held their own and were a match for every opposition. The lads under Noel Mc Ginley worked really well all year and made great strides gaining vital experience along the way.

 

Our u14 girls won a County title this year and had a very good year. The u16 girl’s team also won their county title and also went the full season unbeaten which is a fantastic achievement. Our minor girls also won the county title and went unbeaten to underpin the excellent work being done at underage in the club.

 

2019 Roll of Honour

Shane Callaghan won the County Skills competition

U12 boys win the Mary Catherine Curran Cup

U14 Girls won the Division 3 Championship

U16 Girls Won the Division 3 Championship

Minor Girls won the Division 4 Championship

Senior Ladies Won The following,

The county Junior Gealtacht

The All Ireland Junior 7 a side Tournament.

Runners up in the Junior A Championship

Runners up in the Division 3 Shield final

Won both the the Cup and Sheild in the Darren Mc Ginley 7 a side tournament

Senior Ladies with Junior Gaeltacht Cup 2019

Ainm an Chlub: CLG Naomh Columba
Dathanna an Chlub/Club Colours Glas agus Or
Alternative Colours: Or agus Glas
Club Ground: Parc na nGael

Naomh Columba – Senior Board

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Ruáidhri Ua Curraighin An Mhalainn Bhig
Ghleann Cholm Cille
087 2596412
Rúnaí Mairtin Mac Goilla Chearra Secretary.naomhcolumba.donegal@gaa.ie Drumrua. 087 6797995
Cisteoir Cristin Ni Bherin treasurer.naomhcolumba.donegal@gaa.ie Min Na Bhfainn, An Charraig 087 7465012
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Erin Ní Chuinneagáin pro.naomhcolumba.donegal@gaa.ie 087 1446868
Oifigeach Oiliúna Pol O Hardaigh paulhardy4040@gmail.com 085 8116699
Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí Terence Ó Baoighil 087 6871156
Oifigeach Sláinte agus Folláine TBC
Oifigeach Cultúr Sean S Mac Lochlainn An Droim,Gleann Cholm Cille 086 0847618
Ball an Bhord Contae: 1 Sorcha McMurrough 087 3112121
Ball an Bhord Contae: 2 Donnachadh A Eilis 14 Ascail Mhuire, An Caiseal 087 2903456

Naomh Columba – Bord na nÓg

Oifigeach/Officer Ainm/Name E-Seoladh nó Seoladh/Address Fón/Telephone
Cathaoirleach Kenneth Byrne 087 7836618
Rúnaí David Gillespie davidgillespie76@gmail.com 086 0748846
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Sarah McMorrow 087 3112121
Toscairí an Bhoird Réigiúnaigh David Gillespie davidgillespie76@gmail.com 086 0748846
Faoi-8 John Kelly 087 9559068
Faoi-10 Dermot Maguire 087 7794463
Faoi-12 Danny Cunningham 074 9730911
Faoi-14 Charlie Keeney 087 2310777
Faoi-16 Colin McNelis 087 6174338
Faoi-18 Noel McGinley 086 3478514

Naomh Columba – Under 12 Boys with the Mary Catherine Curran Cup

Review of the decade 2010-19
This past decade has been one of progress and re-building at Naomh Columba. The club are working really hard this past number of years both on and off the pitch.

 

At underage in both boys and girls codes huge strides have been made. All teams in both codes have performed very well in the main throughout the years. In the early part of the decade our senior team were plying their trade in Division 3 but only a couple years later got promoted, and now find ourselves established in Division 2 with an eye on improving again and moving up to Division 1 and senior championship.

 

As with any club this past decade has seen us lose some great characters and figures within our club. Our president Connie Beag Cunningham, Jimmy Beag Cunningham and Connie “ogie” O’Gara to name but a few. All these big characters will be sadly missed by all involved with the club. But their legacy remains and never will be forgotten. Everyone at the club respect our history and heritage and will continue to work hard to help our club develop at all levels into the future.

Naomh Columba Under 10s 2019