Our Intermediate mens team had a narrow 2-10(16) to 1-11(14) defeat by Hunterstown Rovers in the Div 2 League on Saturday 1st July in Pairc Baile Fiach. The next game is now the 1st Round of the Intermediate Championship with a local derby against our rivals O’Connells in Pairc Mhuire, Dunleer on Sunday 9th July at 7pm.
Naomh Fionnbarra G.F.C. & St. Anne’s Camogie Club are hosting a Country Night with Mike Denver in the Carrickdale Hotel on Friday 28th July – Doors Open at 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now, priced at €20.00. Contact the fundraising committee members to buy your tickets, Peter Callan 0874163078, Martin McQuillan 0874102081, Ashley Callaghan 0861081049, Lorrainne Young 0877548546, Marie Doyle 0876528898. There is also a bus available to the Carrickdale @ €10 per person. Please contact Wayne on (086) 252 4393 for further info.
Want to learn how to jive like the best of them ahead of our Mike Denver night in the Carrickdale on Friday 28th July??? Jiving lessons have been booked for the 19th & 26th July at 8pm in St Colmcilles School, Tullydonnell with Declan from “Get Up And Jive” who is guaranteed to give you the skills to glide around the Carrickdales dance floor. Declan is one of the leading dance teachers in Ireland with over 10 years experience specialising in Jive, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz and Line Dance. In October 2016, Declan was invited by Nathan Carter to teach dancing on his sold out “Carter on the Costa” week in Benalmadena in Spain. So……. if you want to learn to Jive, come along to ” Get Up And Jive” lessons at St. Colmcilles N.S. €10 per session – contact Marcella at (086) 060 0334 to get your name down ahead of the rush.
Naomh Fionnbarra G.F.C. are hosting a Kellogs GAA Cúl Football and Hurling Camp again this year from Monday 31st July and Friday 4th August.
Supporter’s of the club can now buy club gear directly from the O’Neills Website. Our newly designed club jersey as worn by our Intermediate team is now available to buy in both adult & kids sizes. Please see the attached link
Over the last few days Naomh Fionnbarrs G.F.C. lost one of its most loyal clubmen and stalwarts Patrick Crehan, Dromin who passed away recently after a long suffering illness. The club would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Pat including his wife Geraldine, sons Paddy & Davy, daughters Paula, Joanne & Donna, daughter in law, sons in law, grandchildren, brother Jimmy, sisters Mary, Geraldine, Connie & Eileen and all of his family and friends.
Despite the fact that Pat had been living out of the parish since his marraige to Geraldine a long number of years ago, he remained a Barrs man right up to the end, even inquiring about club results in his final days.
During his time he served the club as a player, a manager for 2 separate spells, a trainer under various managers and a selector on a number of occasions. Indeed, only at the latter end of 2016, he accepted a position as a selector to work as part of the current management team. He attended some pre season training sessions prior to Christmas, however sadly in the early part of this year he had to stand aside owing to failing health. This was a great disappointment to him as he was looking forward to being involved.
Pat commanded great respect and had a great way of dealing with players in his own unique way. It was a testament of the regard that people had for him looking at the amount of his own playing colleagues, players who played under him and present players who attended his wake and funeral last week. The guard of honour on the day of his funeral was a sight to behold, made up of players and officials from Naomh Fionnbarra G.F.C., St. Anne’s Camogie club (with who his family was heavily involved) and St. Kevins G.F.C. (a team who he also managed/trained).
The recent Division 2 League game v Na Piarsaigh was called off recently owing to Pat’s passing. On Saturday evening the Intermediate team wore black armbands as a sign of respect for Pat for their game v Hunterstown and there was a minutes silence held before the game. A complte gentleman through and through. May he Rest In Peace.