Na Fianna GAA Football Club Notes


Na Fianna U16 Footballers suffered their second defeat in the Championship as they lost out to Ballinamere / Durrow in Rd 3 last Monday week in Geashill on a scoreline of 3-07 to 0-11 and in doing so enacting some revenge for Na Fianna’s win against them in the U16 Quarter Final last year. Playing against the wind in the first half Na Fianna were undone by the concession of 3 goals which saw them trail at the break 3-06 to 0-05 but would have been further behind but for a fine penalty save by keeper Ryan Kinahan. In the second half Na Fianna slowly began to claw their way back into it as they scored 5 points without reply by the midpoint of the half to cut the deficit to 5 points but for the remainder of the game both sides could only manage 1 more point apiece and so B/D held on to claim the win.

NA FIANNA: Ryan Kinahan, Conor Brophill, Eoin Corcoran, Anthony Malone, Cathal Brady, Brian Keogh, Aaron McKenna, Joey Keenahan (0-01), Sean Beatty (0-02), Kaelyn Thompson (0-01), Reece Seery (0-02), Caomhlan Flanagan (0-01), Craig Strong, Ger Plunkett (0-02), Jamie Ballesty (0-02).

SUBS: Conor McGuinness (for Aaron McKenna), Shane O’Rourke (for Caomhlan Flanagan).



Na Fianna Minor Footballers began their Championship campaign with defeat to Ballycumber / Tubber in Rd 1 last Wednesday evening in Ballycumber on a scoreline of 4-11 to 1-09. Na Fianna found themselves on the backfoot straight from the off as Ballycumber / Tubber got off to a lightning start scoring 2-03 to Na Fianna’s 2 points after just 5 mins. Only 1 point for Na Fianna followed until the last 5 mins of the half when B/T scored 1-01 before Na Fianna came back scoring 1-03 with the goal coming just on the stroke of half time when Ray Daly intercepted a kickout inside the 45 and following a few quick passes he claimed it back in the square before firing it to the net. This left just 4 points in it a the break 3-04 to 1-06. Na Fianna did score the first 2 points of the second half but B/T responded first with 2 points followed by their 4th goal on 10 mins which killed off any hope of a comeback. Thereafter B/T finished the game comfortably scoring 5 points to Na Fianna’s 1.

NA FIANNA: James Boland, John Cummins, Clint Horan, Peter Walsh, Cathal Curran, Adam Kelly, Sam Burns, John Ridgeway, Kevin Kinahan (0-01), Liam Langton, Colm McDermott, David Buckley (0-01), Ray Daly (1-00), Dylan Hyland (0-07), Shane Gorry.

SUBS: Kaelyn Thompson (for Sam Burns), Colin Keogh (for Liam Langton), John Paul Casey (for Shane Gorry), Conor McNally (for Colin Keogh)



After getting off to a winning start in the Championship Na Fianna U14 Footballers will looking to keep that run going when they continue their Championship campaign with 2 games this weekend. Firstly this Friday evening (29 May) @ 7:30pm they travel to take on Ferbane / Belmont in Ferbane. Then next Monday (01 June) @ 6pm they take on Tullamore in Geashill. All Support would be appreciated for either or both games.



A 10K Fun Run will be held in Ballinagar Village on Friday 05th June 2015 @ 7pm. Competitors may Run or Walk the route. Entry Fee is €15 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.






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