There was no jackpot winner in Naomh Fionnbarra G.F.C. and St. Anne’s Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Wednesday 23rd August. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 18, & 22. There were 4 match 3 winners Tom Kierans, Drumcar, Adele Woods, Dunleer, Declan Doyle, Drumcar and Molly Hogan, Dunleer who won €40 each. Next weeks jackpot stays at €10,000. Tickets are available from the usual local outlets, Lotto sellers and any committee member. Funds raised from our Lotto draw go towards the running of the club and your support is greatly appreciated.
Naomh Fionnbarra ladies played The Clans in the third group game of the championship and finished with a hard fought win. The final score was Naomh Fionnbarra 2-13 and The Clans 3-5. The true team performance was emphasised with ten Naomh Fionnbarra ladies on the score sheet including three backs. The game was played in damp windy conditions as light was becoming scarce. Both teams arrived in very similar jerseys and Naomh Fionnbarra opted to wear their jerseys inside out.
Clans had the first few attacks but failed to hit the target and Naomh Fionnbarra Ladies missed a few chances before Marianne Hullen and Marie-Claire Rodgers set Roisin Osborne up for the first point of the game. The Clans hit the target shortly after. Good defensive work by Captain, Ellen Butterly, and Heather Rogers kept The Clans at bay and a super save by Ashley Callaghan denied The Clans their first goal chance. Jeni Devlin and Roisin Osbourne combined on a solo run to allow for a Marrianne Hullen point. Leanne Sharkey scored a free followed by a point from play. Ann-Marie Breen won the Clans kick out and quickly moved the ball to Becky Woods who tested her marker and scored a point. Ashley Callaghan left her goal line and forced another wide from the Clans. Ciara McMahon was straight in on the action after her introduction with a solo run up the wing leading to a free which was converted by Leanne Sharkey. Ellen Butterly took a side line ball to Becky Woods who set Katie McArdle up for her first point of the championship. Great fielding by Marie-Claire Rodgers lead to a Laura Sharkey point although the umpire disagreed. Naomh Fionnbarra ladies finished the half with a 6 point lead.
The Clans came out all cylinders blazing and tested the hands of Ashley Callaghan again. Marie-Claire Rodgers was in control of midfield wining another kick out. Ciara McMahon out ran her marker along the side line and sent the ball in the path of Jeni Devlin who found the back of the net. The Clans got a point and Leanne Sharkey replied with a point a few minutes later. Maria Butterly worked the ball up the field with the help of Marie-Claire Rodgers to the newly introduced Denise Moynagh who had a dream start with a goal. The Clans went up a gear and got 2 goals in quick succession. Laura Sharkey scored a point and was given a yellow card shortly after. Naomh Fionnabarra’s defence withstood the constant pressure from the Clans and Ellen Butterly got a fine point. Heather Rodgers forced The Clans to over carry the ball. Ciara McMahon made another classic run allowing Denise Moynagh to get a point. The Clans got a goal and a point and Shauna Markey got a point. As light and time were running out Marianne Hullen cleared the goal line sending the ball up the field where Denise Moynagh hit the woodwork and the final whistle was blown. It was great win for Naomh Fionnbarra ladies bringing them one step closer to a place in the Championship semi Final. The ladies will play Naomh Mairtin in the final group game.
Team: Ashley Callaghan, Maria Butterly, Heather Rodgers, Shauna Markey (0-1), Roisin Osborne (0-1), Ellen Butterly (0-1), Leah Cassidy, Marie-Claire Rodgers, Jeni Devlin (1-0), Ann-Marie Breen, Marianne Hullen (0-1), Katie McArdle (0-1), Becky Woods (0-1), Laura Sharkey (0-2), Leanne Sharkey (0-4, 3f). Ciara McMahon, Denise Moynagh (1-1), Marie McLoughlin, Aoife Holmes, Lorraine Young, Ava Carrol. Management Team Mark McArdle, Andrew Rodgers and Niall Campbell.
Our annual Camp Out took place on last night on Sat Aug 26th. Games were organised from 7pm, BBQ, camp fire, and music on the at the camp. Cooked breakfast was served this morning which gave everyone a great start to the day!
Supporter’s of the club can now buy club gear directly from the O’Neills Website. Please see the attached link
Naomh Fionnbarra 1-13(16) St. Mochtas 1-15(16)
Naomh Fionnbarra were beaten in Round 10 of the Division 2 League by St. Mochtas in a hard-fought game at Louth Village on Saturday evening. Both sides came into the game from different ends of the spectrum, the Barrs through to the championship semi-final and top of the league and the Mochtas knocked out of the championship and sitting mid table in the league. This game was evident of how tight the Intermediate grade is as there is only a kick of a ball between the majority of teams.
Both sides traded early scores to leave the score 0-2 apiece after 5 minutes, William Woods and Bernard Osborne the Togher scorers. St. Mochtas struck the first decisive blow with a well worked goal to take a 3 point lead. The Finbarrs fought back to level the scores with 3 points in a row by the Osbornes Conor and Bernard (2). Declan Byrne was in form on the frees from the Mochtas and they regained the lead with 2 points in a row. This was a common theme throughout the game as the referee seemed to award some soft frees to the Louth Village men keeping the scoreboard ticking over. A black card received by Oisin McGee in the middle of the first half didn’t help the situation for the Togher men.
A long ball through the Mochtas defence by Padraig Butterly was flicked to the net by William Woods as the Barrs took the lead for the first time. Both sides traded scores up to the break, the Togher scores coming from William Woods (2), Bernard Osborne and Michael McArdle. Half time score: Naomh Fionnbarra 1-8(11) St. Mochtas 1-8(11).
The Finbarrs made the brighter start to the second half and 2 points from William Woods had the Togher men 2 points to the good. The Mochtas clawed back the deficit to level the game. During the second half, the Barrs were unlucky not to score at least another goal. A great run through the heart of the Mochtas defence by Mairtin Murphy caused panic and he laid off to Woods who hit the butt of the post. Another good ball in by Padraig Butterly to Woods saw the sharp shooters shot saved by the Louth Village keeper from point blank range. At the other end, the Mochtas managed to tip over another couple of points to put them 2 points to the good.
The Barrs responded with a Woods free and then Bernard Osborne created another goal chance. He ran at the centre of the Mochtas backline and took a fierce shot which was saved by the Mochtas keeper, the rebound feel to Osborne who palmed the ball towards the net only for it to hit the bar and bounce on the line. It was then cleared by a Mochtas defender. Another Finbarrs player, this time Bernard Osborne then received a black card. Both sides swapped scores Mochtas (2) and Finbarrs (1), making it a 2 point game. Hugh and Conor Osborne then created a chance for the Barrs which dropped short. Darren McMahon tried to clear for the Mochtas but was blocked down by Nicholas Butterly and the ball broke to Darren McConnon who scored a point. The Barrs could not get the equaliser and then at the other end Darren McMahon cut through the Togher defence to score the insurance point. Full time score: Naomh Fionnbarra 1-13(16) St. Mochtas 1-15(16).
Naomh Fionnbarra: Andy McCann; Hugh McGrane, Kieran Lenehan, Patrick McGrane; Conor Lenehan, Oisín McGee 0-1, Pádraig Butterly; Hugh Osborne, Darren McConnon 0-1; Máirtìn Murphy, Conor Osborne 0-1, Michael McArdle 0-1; Bernard Osborne 0-3, Nicholas Butterly, William Woods 1-7. Subs: Chris McGlynn for Oisín McGee (BC), Gary Matthews for Bernard Osborne (BC).