Milford face Aodh Ruadh in Intermediate Championship Semi Final

first_imgFEATURES: Na Galloglaigh  deafeat Naomh Brid advancing to semi final against  Aodh RuadhAfter defeating Naomh Brid in the last round the Seniors will now take on Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon in the semi final. Aodh Ruadh are flying high in Division 3 and have already secured promotion to Division 2, and the last time the sides met it was Aodh Ruadh knocking Na Galloglaigh out of last years Championship at the quarter final stage. Venue is yet to be confirmed for this game but it is hoped there will be as much support as possible there to get behind the lads on Saturday morning.*Intermediate Championship*CLG BnaG 2-12 Naomh Brid 1-12Truth be told it wasn’t a great game of football on Saturday but nevertheless the boys find themselves in a Championship semi final with a good win over Naomh Brid. The conditions were not their usual best in Convoy and a hungry and aggressive Ballintra outfit prevented Na Galloglaigh from getting into their usual rhythm. Naomh Brid started the better and went 0-3 to 0-1 up before Na Galloglaigh hit bit of a purple match in the second period of the half. One of the points was a monster free from Gary Merritt which seen the boys race into a 0-7 to 0-3 lead before Naomh Brid clawed their way back to just two at the break, 0-7 to 0-5. The second half was fairly tit for tat before a Kyle Black goal gave the boys a little breathing room, but again Naomh Brid fought back. It was a huge couple of minutes midway through the half that determined the outcome of the match. First of all a mix up in the Na Galloglaigh defence saw them concede a goal which put Brid ahead, but moments later the Ballintra men were reduced to 14 when their midfielder received a second yellow. A mere handful of moments after this a mix up in the Naomh Brid saw Pauric Curley fire home to the net from close range. The boys worked hard to keep their lead from here in and stretched it to 4 points before Naomh Brid finished the scoring to leave it a 2-12 to 1-12 victory to Na Galloglaigh. There was great support for the boys once again today and hopefully it will be there again for the semi final next weekend.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Gary Merritt (0-2), Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, PJ Hagan, Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-1), Joey Cullen, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3), Pauric Curley (1-0), David Curley (0-1), Kyle Black (1-2), Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (0-1). Subs: Sean Black for Logue (42m), Anthony Fisher for P. Curley (50m), Gavin Grier for Hagan (58m), Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan, Enda McHugh, Brandon Toye, Paul Sweeney, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton, Conor McNulty, Kane Barrett*Reserve Championship*CLG BnaG 2-15 Naomh Columba 0-7Our Reserves advanced to the semi final of the Championship with a comprehensive win over Glencolumbcille in Convoy. They played some of their best football of the season and dominated from start to finish. They got off to a perfect start when their first attack resulted in a penalty when one of the Glen defenders picked the ball off the ground inside the small square. Paul Fisher stepped up to convert to the bottom corner. Kieran Gorman broke from midfield and followed up with a point soon after. Glen got their first point from a free, and then added a second from play, but Na Galloglaigh responded with points from half backs Dean Burgess and Kieran Sheridan before Martin Doyle scored a goal with a brilliant finish.Again Glen responded with points to reduce the deficit to 4 at half time. Na Galloglaigh dominated the second half with midfield duo of Paul Sweeney and Gorman winning almost every kickout. This laid the platform for constant attacks and Na Galloglaigh outscored their opponents 11 to 1 in a comprehensive performance. It was a great team performance with 9 different scorers and confidence will be high going into next weeks semi final.Team: Sean Gallagher, Matthew Stewart, Paul Grier. Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan (0-2), Enda McHugh (0-1), Dean Burgess (0-1), Paul Sweeney, Kieran Gorman (0-2), Ryan Ferry, Caolan Bolton, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Gary Helferty (0-2), Marty Doyle (-1), Paul Fisher (1-4). Subs: Patrick Ferry for Stewart (43m), James Whelan (0-1) & James Doyle for Helferty & R. Ferry (47m), Emmet Conaghan for C. McHugh (50m), Sean McHugh for M. Doyle (53m), Nigel Black *U13 A Northern Final*For the first time in 8 years the Club will have a team competing in an ‘A’ Northern Final in when our U13s take on St Eunans this weekend. The time and venue for this game has yet to be confirmed so please stay tuned to the clubs social media pages for confirmation.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-19-22. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Tony & Anne Helferty, Noelle Toye, Tony McGettigan, and Gary Helferty. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:Milford face Aodh Ruadh in Intermediate Championship Semi Final was last modified: September 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAIntermediate Championship Semi FinalNa GalloglaighNaomh BridSportlast_img read more