NA Fianna GAA Football Club Notes


A 10K Fun Run will be held in Ballinagar Village on Friday 31st May 2013 @ 7pm. Competitors may Run or Walk the route. Entry Fee is €10 with the proceeds going towards Na Fianna Football Club. Registration will take place from 5:30pm in Ballinagar. The event is AAI Approved with Prizes for the Top Ladies & Gents. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All Support would be much appreciated.



Na Fianna U16 Footballers qualified for the Final of the League as they made it 2 wins out of 2 in the group stage by coming out on top against Gracefield in Gracefield last Monday week on a scoreline of 2-13 to 3-08. The early stages of the first half saw the sides match one another and after 20 mins Na Fianna were leading by 5 points to 3. Then in the final minute of the half Gracefield struck for 2 goals to turn it round before Na Fianna replied with a point and so at the break Gracefield led by 2-03 to 0-06. Na Fianna drew level at the start of the second half when Kevin Kinahan blasted a penalty to the net which he had won himself having been brought down in the box after making a solo run from midfield. The next 20 mins were nip and tuck with Na Fianna adding 5 more points and Gracefield replying with 4 points to leave just the minimum in it. Then with just over 5 mins remainining Na Fianna finally broke clear first by dispatching their second goal when a kickout was worked straight back in through the middle where it came to Liam Langton in the square whop made no mistake as he buried his shot in the net and this was followed moments later by Na Fianna’s final 2 points. Gracefield never up and made sure of a tense finish by scoring 1-02 to bring it back to a 2 point game but Na Fianna held on to claim the win and their place in the final against Ballinamere / Durrow.

NA FIANNA: James Boland, Ray Daly, Samuel Byrne, Adam Kelly, John Cummins, Dylan Hyland (0-01), Peter Walsh, Kevin Kinahan (1-05), Colin Keogh, Liam Langton (1-03), Cathal Curran (0-03), David Buckley, Stephen Pierce (0-01), Colm Corcoran, John Paul Casey.

SUBS: John Tobin (for Samuel Byrne), Sean Rigney (for Colm Corcoran), Conor O’Meara (for John Paul Casey).



Na Fianna U14 Footballers made a winning start to their Championship campaign as they crushed neighbours St Vincents in Round 1 last Friday evening in Geashill on a scoreline of 5-07 to 0-09. Both sides started hesitantly but by the mid point of the half had opened up with 3 points apiece. Na Fianna added a point before striking for their first goal on 17 mins when Reece Seery took a pass in the clear about 20m out and ran in to bury his shot past the keeper to the net. St Vincents responded with 2 points to 1. then on the stroke of half time Na Fianna were awarded a penalty when Reece Seery was brought down after going on a solo run from midfield and kaelyn stepped up to take it making no mistake as be blasted the ball in the top corner of the net. This gave Na Fianna a comfortable lead of 2-05 to 0-05 at the break. The first 20 mins of the second half saw St Vincents dominate the possession adding 4 points to Na Fianna’s 2 to leave just 4 points in it and the game in the balance. Then in a storming last 5 mins Na Fianna wrapped it up as they blitzed St Vincents with 3 goals, the first from Reece Seery, the second from Kaelyn Thompson and the third from Joey Kinahan.

NA FIANNA: Cathal Brady, Ross Colton, Conor Brophill, Eoin Corcoran, Anthony Malone, Brian keogh, Caomhlan Flanagan, Joey Kinahan (1-01), Conor Langton, Jamie Ballisty, Reece Seery (2-02), Kaelyn Thompson (2-03), Evan Gorman (0-01), Ryan Kinahan, Aiden Pierce.

SUBS: Craig Strong (for Anthony Malone), Aaron McKenna (for Evan Gorman), Shane O’Rourke (for Ryan Kinahan), Conor McGuinness (for Aiden Pierce)



Na Fianna U16 Footballers dissappointly missed out on capturing the first piece of silverware for the club this year when they were defeated by Ballinamere / Durrow in the League Final last Sunday afternoon in Durrrow on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-08. The first half was a tight tense affair and at the break Na Fianna were just shading it by 5 points to 4 thanks to points from Kevin Kinahan (2), John Paul Casey, Cathal Curran & David Buckley. Both sides put over a free apiece early in the second half. In the 5th min Na Fianna pulled ahead dispatching their goal when Cathal Curran’s run in from the wing saw his shot saved but in the scramble that followed Kevin Kinahan was on hand to flick the ball to the net. B/D responded with 2 points beforetaking the lead in the 10th min when they were awarded a penalty which they struck to the net. Na Fianna hit back with 2 points to 1 for B/D. Then midway through the half a quick break upfield by B/D saw them get through to score their 2nd goal and they followed it up with another point moments later. With 5 mins left Na Fianna were awarded a penalty which Kevin Kinahan stepped up to take but he was very unlucky as his shot just struck the side netting and B/D wrapped it up with a pointed free in the final min.

NA FIANNA: James Boland, Adam Kelly, John Ridgeway, Ray Daly, John Cummins, Dylan Hyland, Peter Walsh, Colin Keogh, Kevin Kinahan (1-04), Liam Langton, Cathal Curran (0-01), David Buckley (0-02), Stephen Pierce, Colm Corcoran, John Paul Casey (0-01).

SUBS: Samuel Byrne (for Stephen Pierce), John Tobin (for Com Corcoran), Jack O’Brien (for John Paul Casey.



Na Fianna U16 Footballers begin their 2013 Champioship campaign next Monday (27th May) @ 7:30pm when they take on St Rynaghs in Geashill. Best of Luck to Players & Management. All Support would be appreciated.



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