NA FIANNA G.A.A.
G.A.A CLUB NOTES
DATE: 15 NOVEMBER 2021
U20 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Na Fianna are the 2021 U20 Football Championship runners up as Tullamore lived up to their favourites tag to claim the win in the Final last Tuesday week in the Faithful Fields, Kilcormac on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-03 in a game played in perfect conditions both overhead and underfoot. Tullamore opened the scoring with the first point in the 2nd minute from Jay Sheerin. Na Fianna who were already without the services of about 4 probable starters through injury & illness before the start were then dealt another blow when corner back David Carthy was forced off early with an injury but then drew level in the 5th minute when All Ireland winning midfielder Morgan Tynan slotted over form a tight angle and just a minute later wing back Mikey Buckley fired over a point to put Na Fianna ahead. Tullamore drew level in the 10th minute and with the last kick before the water break put over their 3rd point to retake the lead. Thereafter for the second quarter up to half time Tullamore pushed on scoring 6 points in a row to pull clear and so at half time Tullamore were in control leading by 0-09 to 0-02. The third quarter saw just 1 point apiece added to the scoreboard with Morgan Tynan again the scorer for Na Fianna. Any hope of a comeback was quashed straight after the waterbreak as Tullamore managed to scramble the ball to the net for the only goal of the game having earlier being denied a number of goalscoring chances by great saves by Na Fianna stand in keeper Mark Dillon. Thereafter Tullamore wrapped it up with the final 2 points in the time remaining.
NA FIANNA: Mark Dillon, Diarmuid Finneran, Aaron Flanagan, David Carthy, Mikey Buckley (0-01), Ryan Strong, Geordi O’Meara, Glen Hassett, Ruairi Dunne, David McElduff, Morgan Tynan (0-02), Jack Gorry, Jacob Beatty, Lee Mulpeter, Robbie Gallagher.
SUBS: Eamon Bolger (for David Carthy), Diarmuid Walsh (for Geordi O’Meara), Ryan Dunne (for David McElduff), Mark Keeley (for Jacob Beatty), Adam Mangan (for Lee Mulpeter), Dylan Cahill, Adam Joyce, Brian Malone, Fergal Dolan.
Na Fianna GAA Football Club would like to extend our Congratulations to the Geashill Tidy Towns Committee on the fantastic success as Geashill has selected as Ireland’s Tidiest Village for 2021.
BEST OF LUCK
Na Fianna GAA Football Club would like to wish the Clodiagh Gaels Senior B Hurlers the very Best of Luck in the Senior B Championship Final next Saturday in Birr against Tullamore. Come along and give them your support.