NA FIANNA G.A.A.
G.A.A CLUB NOTES
DATE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
U13 A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Na Fianna U13 Football No 1 Team will have to settle for 3rd place in their group in the A Championship after losing out to Clara in a playoff for 2nd/3rd place last Monday week in Clara on a scoreline of 3-04 to 0-15 thereby Clara gaining some revenge for Na Fianna’s win in Rd 2 of the group stage. In this latest game Na Fianna came from behind 3 times to draw level in the first half but could not just get their noses in front. Clara opened the scoring with the first 3 points before Na Fianna got off the mark with the first goal on 13 mins when Aaron Rattigan’s shot in was caught by Ryan Kinahan in the square who turned and shot low to the net. The sides swapped 2 point apiece with Clara then adding 3 more points in a row before Na Fianna drew level for the 3rd time with their second goal when Kevin Healy struck a volley into the top right corner of the net. This left it level at the break 2-02 to 0-08. Clara hit the ground running from the restart scoring 6 points without reply inside the first 10 mins to edge clear but Na Fianna gave themselves hope with their 3rd goal on 10 mins when a high ball in was punched to the net by Evan Gorman. The sides added a point apiece over the next 10 mins before Na Fianna completed the scoring with Sean Cuskelly’s pointed free 8 mins from time.
NA FIANNA: Sam Dunne, Ronan Hooper, Rory Grehan, Jack Fox, Dara Grehan, Finn Hassett, Tadhg Clear, Eoin Dunne, Aaron Rattigan (0-01), Colm Nolan, Evan Gorman (1-01), Sean Cuskelly (0-01), Kevin Healy (1-01), Ryan Kinahan (1-00), Tadhg Lee.
SUBS: Cillian Murphy (for Kevin Healy), Sean Dunne (for Tadhg Lee), Jamie Byrne, Donnocha Keoghan
U13 C FOOTBALL COMPETITION
Na Fianna U13 No 2 Football team are through to the semi final of the C Competition as group winners as they blitzed St Vincents with a goal fest in their playoff game last Wednesday evening in Ballycomman on a scoreline of 8-06 to 0-07. St Vincents were first off the mark with 2 early points but then Na Fianna took control scoring 3 first half goals from Doonacha Cooney, Edward Mangan and Fionn Malone to leave it 3-02 to 0-05 in favour of Na Fianna at half time. The secondwas completely one way traffic as Na Fianna scored 5-04 to St Vincents 0-02.
NA FIANNA: AdamWallace, Cormac O’Grady, Cathal Quinn, Cillian Dunne, Cian Flood, Josh Sheeran, Stevie Byrne, Fionn Malone, Rian Fenlon, Lucas O’Meara, Edward Mangan, Doonacha Cooney, Oran Reynolds, Jamie Byrne, Shane Hackett.
SUBS: Martin Conroy, Cian Multaney-Kelly, Stephen Confey, Michael Cooney, Eoin Kelly, Eoin Brophill, Paddy Sheils, Michael McAndrew.
MINOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Na Fianna Minor Football No 1 Team are straight through to the A Championship Semi Finals as Group 2 winners with a perfect record of 4 wins out of 4 as they came out on top with a superb come from behind win against St Broughans in their final group match last Wednesday evening in Walsh Island on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-10. Both sides came into this game with 3 wins out of 3 but it was St Broughans who got off to a blistering start opening the scoring with a goal within 15 seconds of the throw in followed by 4 points in a row before Na Fianna finally got off the mark with a pointed free on 18 mins. Worse was still to come for Na Fiannna as St Broughans scored a goal and point in the 22nd min to put them 2-05 to 0-01 ahead and cruising but amazingly by half time Na Fianna had cut the defecit to just 2 points 2-06 to 2-04 with Morgan Tynan scoring both goals, the second from a penalty in the last min after James Nolan was brought down. Within 2 mins of the re-start Na Fianna tagged on the 2 points to draw level but St Broughans responded with 2 points of their own to re-take the lead. Then came the game clincher in the 20th min with a cracking goal from Na Fianna’s Jacob Beatty. Both sides added a point apiece before the win was sealed in the 29th min when Na Fianna’s Adam Mangan was put through in the clear and he made no mistake to blast the ball to the net for the 4th goal. St Broughans added a point in stoppage time but Na Fianna held on to claim the win.
NA FIANNA: Martin Kelly, David Carthy, Mark Kelly,Eoin McGuinness, Diarmuid Finneran, Adam Strong, Ryan Dunne, David McElduff, Ryan Strong, Jack Gorry, Morgan Tynan (2-05), Barry Crombie, Jacob Beatty (1-00), James Nolan (0-01), Adam Mangan (1-01).
SUBS: Dylan Cahill (for David Carthy), Fergal Dolan (for Jack Gorry), Oisin Henchy (for Barry Crombie).
MINOR B FOOTBALL COMPETITION
Na Fianna Minor Football No 2 Team completed their Championship campaign with defeat to Shamrocks only side last Thursday evening in Rd 4 of the Minor B Competition in Geashill on a scoreline of 7-08 to 1-03. Trailing by 3-06 to 0-02 at the break Na Fianna were given a glimmer of hope in the 1st min of the second half when Stephen Hackett’s perfect cross was met at the backpost by the in-running Ruairi Dunne who punched it to the net for the goal. Unfortunately thereafter Shamrocks pulled clear for a comfortable victory.
NA FIANNA: Kieran Coonan, Sean Flood, Jack Brickland, Eamon Bolger, Aaron Gorman, David Owens, Daragh Crillly, Brian Malone (0-01), Ruairi Dunne (1-00), Shane Corcoran, Sean Rattigan (0-01), Jack Kelly, Robbie Gallagher (1-00), Adam Carthy, Stephen Hackett.
SUB: Scott Bolton (for Aaron Gorman), Aaron Gorman (for Adam Carthy).
There was a very good turnout at the A G M of Na Fianna Minor GAA Football Club which took place last Friday 30th Nov in the Clubhouse Geashill. The following officers were elected: Chairman – Damien Grehan; Secretary: Brendan Connolly; Treasurer: Noel Gorman; PRO: Ray Garry; Coaches Co-Ordinator: TBC. The following Committee were also selected: Niall Carthy, Liam Boland, David Gorry, Sean Carthy, Jimmy Dolan, Stephen Byrne, Brian Kehoe, Alan Finneran, Paurig Gallagher, Pauric Pierce, Damien Carthy, John Hackett, Edel Gorry, Karen Monahan, Dermot Cuskelly, Mick Dunne. The selection of the management teams for the various age groups will be decided by the Committee in due course.