Review of the Year Naomh Naille (Parish of Inver) – 2010-19
Having had a drought of silverware for some years in the Intermediate Championship, Naomh Naille secured the Intermediate title for the first time since 2011 to the absolute delight of everyone in the Parish of Inver. Our Reserves also battled well up to the Championship semi final but were defeated by Cloughaneely.
Our Seniors and Reserves were strong in numbers and trained hard under the management of Barry Meehan and Brendan Mc Gready with the Senior team and Shaun Campbell, Peter Morgan and Tony Byrne with the Reserves. Our endeavours within the league saw our Senior team compete strongly, culminating in a 3rd place position in Division 2. There were many close encounters in both Senior and reserve games where we saw a mix of experience and youth combine to secure our place in Division 2. Our players enjoyed the cut and thrust of the competition and we saw some highly entertaining games at Senior and Reserve level.
A year of rebuilding took place this year at Senior level and restructuring of the team was the main challenge. In spite of this our ladies finished mid table in Division 2 and runners up in the Comortas Peile, Dún na nGall. Our minor ladies, while fielding a very young side, showed great determination and made it to the Division 1 Semi final while our U16s had a great run to the County Final only to be defeated by Aodh Ruadh. A great achievement by another young side. Our U 13s have secured a place in the final and we look forward to that. A great year all round with huge thanks to the Managers, Coaches and all who help with our girls teams. We look forward to 2020.
We have participated at all levels with the highlight being the success for our U16Boys in the Division 2B Final . Well done to the Players and Management of Patsy Breslin. We are delighted that for the first time we have a nursery run under the watchful eye of Enda Lynch and his team of coaches. The club has worked very closely with all the National Schools in the Parish to further develop our games, thanks to Dony Mc Cole. This has resulted in a hugely successful Cúl Camp and big numbers participating at all age levels.
We hosted a number of successful underage blitz’s with our neighbouring clubs and we are delighted with the progress of our u13s and U 14 teams. This progression of our underage teams was driven by some of our own committed young senior players. Daniel Brennan, John Relihan, Dylan and Ryan Mc Brearty with Patrick Masterson have been instrumental in mentoring our Minor Boys to a County semi final, unfortunately beaten by 1 point on the day. The club commends their enthusiasm and commitment and their leadership is an example to all.
Roll of Honour
Intermediate Championship Winners
Third place in Division 2 League
Minor Boys ; Championship Semi finalists
U16Boys ; Winners of Division2B Final
Represented at County Senior and U21 level with Brendan McCole & Peadar Mogan.
U14s finished 3rd in region and got to County semi final.
U13s Topped their group in Championship but lost in semi final.
Our Senior Ladies finished runners up in Comortas Peile , Dun na nGall.
U 16 Girls unfortunately lost to Aodh Ruadh in County Final.
U13 Girls are still in competition having made it to County Final.
We were well represented in Scór Sinsir and Scór na nÓg.