Hectic weekend for St. Nathy's

Teams have recovered from the October bank holiday week end games and sounds of delight could be heared all over the parish.  The U16’s started off the day in Keash at 12 noon with a County Title to fight for against Geevagh, who were the 2011 winners.  The girls were well prepared and from the starting whistle they displayed strength and determination all over the field.  St. Nathys finished the first half ahead with a 3 point margin.  The 2nd half commenced with some powerful, long range points scored by Ciara Gorman, the full forward.  This rallied the girls and they continued to bridge the gap however Geevagh were never far behind.  The turning point of the game was in the last 10 minutes when Chloe Gormanly kicked ball to the back of the net.   Then a few minutes after Tara Doddy the midfield player and captain was playing deep in the forward line and scored a second goal to guarantee the St. Nathys girls a well deserved victory. The final score was St. Nathys 2.16 to Geevagh 1.6.  The Team was as follows:  Sarah Burke, Emily Whitehead, Laoise McDonagh, Belinda Mitchell, Jackie Barrett, Eleanor Kennedy, Grainne McDonagh, Hannah Walsh,Tara Doddy, Saoirse O’Dowd, Carol Coleman,Kathleen Coleman, Karen Coleman, Ciara Gorman, Chloe Gormanley, Michaela Brennan, Katie Reynolds,Emma Coleman, Cait Wims, Amy O’Hara and managed by Liam McDonagh, Annette Kearns, & Angela Doohan.  Congratulations to all involved.


The second game was held in Cloonacool Park where the St. Nathys Legends met the Cloonacool Auld Stars.  This was a fundraiser for the Cloonacool park committee as over the years they have developed the grounds there.  Both teams had rallied together some past players and had some new ones to join the ranks.  Cloonacool looked very serious in their warm up while St. Nathys were slow to get moving.  Both teams pulled together and Fr. Dan as referee threw the ball in the air and the game commenced.  Cloonacool were first to get a score on the board but St. Nathys were not far behind.  It took 2 quarters before both teams got really into it and the scores started to flow.  St. Nathys a bit too physical as Fr. Dan sent Yvonne McGowan walking to the sideline for a 5 minute break for a bad tackle.  In the third quarter St. Nathys managed to creep ahead with some good scores and gave themselves some breathing space for the last 15 minutes.  Fr Dan blew the final whistle and it was a St. Nathys victory.  James Armstrong Construction sponsored the cup and medals for both teams and presented the St. Nathys Legends with their first trophy.  The celebrations went on into the night where Brennans Bar in Cloonacool provided entertainment for everyone.  It encouraged another competition to develop between the 2 teams in the form of singing and dancing.  Cloonacool came out winners on this occasion marginally by 1 point!!!  Sincere thanks is extended to the Cloonacool committee who officiated on the day, provided refreshments and in general made St. Nathys feel very welcome and hosted an exceptional days entertainment.  Well done to both teams involved.


The Sligo Ladies County Board AGM is being held on the 19th of November in the Embassy Rooms Sligo at 8pm.


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