Na Fianna GAA Club Notes


Na Fianna U16 Footballers put in an excellant display as they made it 2 wins in a row in their Championship campaign last Monday evening week in Geashill against Ferbane / Belmont, one of the pre-championship favourites, on a scoreline of 3-08 to 1-13. Na Fianna opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half and this proved to be decisive in the outcome of the game as Na Fianna raced into an early 2-02 to 0-01 lead. Ferbane / Belmont then put over 3 points but this was wiped out when Na Fianna banged in their 3rd goal with 20 minutes gone and in the remaining 10 minutes of the half Na Fianna outscored their opponents 3 points to 2 which saw Na Fianna go in at the break with a commanding lead of 3-05 to 0-06.In the second half Ferbane / Belmont gradually cut down the deficit as they put over 7 points but Na Fianna hit back with 3 points which would prove crucial. Then with 3 minutes left Ferbane / Belmont got through to score their goal which cut Na Fianna’s lead down to 1 point but as they had done throughout the second half some resolute defending by Na Fianna ensured they would hold on to claim the win.

NA FIANNA: Jason Dunne, Ben Dunne, James Lalor, Mikey Pender, Kevin Beirne, Declan Byrne, Niall Lynch, Mikey Keogh, Ben Ridgeway, Mark Garry, Ibrahaim Afolavi, Fergus Flood, Shane Dolan, Shane Hyland, Conor Leen.

SUBS USED: Barry Daly, Mark McNally, Darren O’Brien.


Na Fianna U16 Footballers had to settle for a draw in their Championship encounter against neighbours Gracefield last Wednesday evening in a low scoring game 0-06 apiece. It took until midway through the first half for Na Fianna to put over the first point to open the scoring and by halftime the sides were level 0-02 each. In the second half the sides swapped the lead 4 times with no more than a point between them at any stage. Going into the final minute Gracefield were leading by a point when Na Fianna were awarded a free about 25m out which was put over to tie it up which is how it remained at the end with the draw probably proving to be the fairest result.

NA FIANNA: Kevin Kinahan, Aaron Pierce, James Lalor, Mikey Pender, Niall Lynch, Declan Byrne, Kevin Beirne, Mikey Keogh, Ben Ridgeway, Mark Garry, Barry Daly, Fergus Flood, Shane Dolan, Shane Hyland, Conor Leen.

SUB USED: Ibrahaim Afolavi.


Na Fianna U14 Footballers continued their championship campaign last Sunday evening against neighbours St Vincents in Kilclonfert but it was St Vincents who lived up to their tag as one of the championship favourites as they claimed the win on a scoreline of 5-12 to 4-04. St Vincents got going straight from the off and by half time had built up a comfortable lead of 3-07 to 1-03 with the Na Fianna goal coming from Liam Langton. St Vincents streched their lead even further inside the opening 10 minutes of the second half as they tapped in two more goals with Na Fianna replying with a pointed free from Dylan Hyland. Then in an amazing 2 minute spell Na Fianna staged a mini recovery as they fired in 3 goals in a row from Jack O’Brien, Brendan Crilly and Colin McDermott, the first coming when Jack O’Brien chipped the keeper with his shot from about 30m out. These goals cut the deficit back to 6 points but unfortunately this was as close as they got and in the remaining minutes St Vincents wrapped up the win with 5 more points.

NA FIANNA: James Boland, John Cummins, Colin McDermott (1-00), Peter Walsh, Colm Corcoran, David Buckley, Ray Daly, Clint Horan, Sean Rigney, Dylan Hyland (0-03), Adam Kelly, Jack O’Brien (1-00), Stephen Dwane, Kevin Kinahan (0-01), Liam Langton (1-00).

SUBS USED: John Tobin, Conor O’Meara, Cathal Curran, Brendan Crilly (1-00), Robert Milner.


Na Fianna U10 Footballers take on Gracefield in Ballinagar on this Thursday (12 May) at 7pm. All support would be appreciated.


Na Fianna U16 Footballers continue their Championship campaign next Monday evening (16 May) @ 7:30pm as they take on Shamrocks in Ballinagar. All support would be appreciated.


Na Fianna Minor Footballers will be looking to make it 2 wins in a row when they continue their League campaign this Sunday (15 May) at 12 Noon as they take on Clara in Ballinagar. All support would be appreciated.


Na Fianna GAA Club would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family of the Late Kathleen Dunne, Killurin following their recent bereavement. RIP.


Membership for club players has been fixed for the coming year at €15 for the first child and €10 for the second and subsequent child from each family. Membership can be paid to the relevant team managers when training re-commences.

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