Na Fianna GAA Football Club Club Notes


Na Fianna U16 Footballers suffered their second defeat in the 5th round of their Championship campaign last Monday week against Shamrocks in Ballinagar on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-06. Shamrocks as one of the favourites to win out the championship were always going to be a tough challenge for Na Fianna which it proved to be as they steadily built up a lead in the first half and so at the break Shamrocks led by 2-04 to 0-02. Unfortunately the second half followed a similar pattern as Shamrocks tagged on another 2-05 to which Na Fianna replied with 1-04 with the goal coming in stoppage time when a high ball sent in from the wing was fisted to the net but this proved to be just a consolations score.

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

SUBS USED: Fintan Pierce, Jamie Conroy, Ben Dunne, Barry Daly, Darren O’Brien.


Na Fianna U14 Footballers got their Championship campaign back on track with a comprehensive win over Rhode Og last Saturday evening in Ballinagar on a scoreline of 6-09 to 3-06. Na Fianna were in complete control in the first half and lead at half time by 4-05 to 0-04 with the goals coming from Kevin Kinahan (2), Jack O’Brien and Colin McDermott. The second half was played in a torrential downpour throughout which meant that passes and consequently scores were much more difficult to put together but Na Fianna did manage to tag on another 2-04 with one of the goals coming from Kevin Kinahan to complete his hat-trick and the other from Clint Horan. Rhode  managed to add another 3-02 to their tally but 2 of the goals came in the last 10 minutes when the game was long over as a contest.

NA FIANNA: James Boland, John Cummins, David Buckley, Colm Corcoran, Ray Daly, Colin McDermott (1-00), Adam Kelly, Clint Horan (1-01), Sean Rigney, Jack O’Brien (1-02), John Tobin (0-01), Liam Langton (0-01), Dylan Hyland (0-01), Kevin Kinahan (3-03), Stephen Dwane.

SUBS USED: Peter Walsh, Colin Keogh, Brendan Crilly, Sean McEloran, Conor O’Meara.


Na Fianna Minor Footballers completed the group stage of the Minor Football League with their third straight win as they saw off the challenge of neighbours Gracefield in Gracefield last Sunday afternoon on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-12. Na Fianna got going straight from the throw in and by half time had opened up a 3-06 to 0-06 lead thanks to goals from Jason Darby(2) and Gary Martin along with points from Gary Martin, Aaron Dwane, Richie Reynolds (2), Niall Dempsey and Dean Cahill. Gracefield started the second half brightly and had the deficit cut to 2 points within 10 mins of the re-start having put over 4 points and a goal from a penalty. Na Fianna had to dig deep but hit back with 3 points from Gary Martin(2) and Dean Cahill along with the final goal from Aaron Dwane to seal the win. Gracefield did finish with 2 more points in the last few minutes but these were just consolation scores.

NA FIANNA: Adam Kinahan, Dan Floody, Mikey Keogh, Dean Pierce, Luke Dunne, Jack Keogh, Brian Crombie, Niall Dempsey (0-01), Richie Reynolds (0-02), Dean Cahill (0-02), Gary Martin (1-03) , Ronan Crombie, Aaron Dwane (1-01), Jason Darby (2-00), Liam Guinan.

SUBS USED: Ibrahaim Afolavi, Tomas Fitzpatrick, Shane Hyland, Eric Dolan, Mark Garry.


Na Fianna U-6, U-8 and U-10’s Football Training will take place in Ballinagar on Thursday the 19th and Thursday the 26th of May at 6.30pm.


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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