St.Nathy's Weekly Notes

The Under 16’s Championship has got off to a great start with consecutive wins against 2 of the strongest opponents Owenmore Gaels and St. Michaels were defeated on last Wednesday. The Nathys girls were the stronger, had the edge through the whole game and won well with a score line 2.12 to St. Michaels 1.6. The next game is against Geevagh on 7th September.

The U14’s Championship commenced on Monday last 22nd August against Eastern Harps. The outcome will be reported next week. Their group is small with only 3 games to play and having won the Feile and with the experience of the games in Cork we hope they can perform well and bring home some silverware.

The Seniors had entered a new competition this year and had worked hard to try and secure a win in the “Connacht League” beating several strong teams along the way however on Friday last their games ended and it wasn’t St. Nathys day!!

The game was contested by Kilmovee Shamrocks (Mayo) and St. Nathys. It was a hard fought game with the 2 sides proving that they wanted the title. St. Nathys were first to score with a point from Karen Lilly. Kilmovee were not far behind and after a series of points St. Nathys were on the back foot. A great run of passes from Ailish Leonard, to Noelle Gormley and offloaded to Sandra Scully sent the ball to the back of the net for the first goal of the game and St. Nathys were closing the gap. After a questionable penalty was scored for Kilmovee it was the Mayo girls who dominated and finished the first half ahead, with a score line of 2.9 to St. Nathys 1.4.

The second half was a battle with St. Nathys the fighting side and knew goals were the only thing to help secure a victory. Having missed some vital scores in the first half St. Nathys were always playing catch up in the second half but the team spirit was evident and the Nathys girls worked hard and narrowed the margin with a goal from Karen Lilly. With further pressure 2 goals from the boot of Sandra Scully and one from Noelle Gormley meant the game was still for the taking. The St. Nathys goal keeper kept a clean sheet for the second half but it was the Kilmovee points that added up and gave them the Connacht League Title by 2 points. The final score was St. Nathys 5.7 to Kilmovee 2.18.

The teams lined out as follows: St. Nathys: Katrina Connolly, Karena Quinn, Carmel kennedy, Aileen Connolly, Claire Rooney, Angela Doohan, Aileen Hannon, Aine Gormley, Ann-Marie Coleman, Noelle Gormley(1.4), Aisling Leonard, Sandra Scully(3.2), Karen Lilly(1.1). Subs: Aine Brennan, Valeda Scanlon, Aileen Gorman, Niamh Gorman, Jacqueline Barrett, Eleanor Kennedy, Anita Toolan, Etna O’Flaherty, Una Cafferkey, Kelly ann Gallagher, Michelle Scully & Yvonne McGowan. Management, Liam McDonagh, & Paddy Coleman.

St. Nathys have entered a competition and need your help!!!! Club Crusade- sponsored by Lucozade Sport. We have to collect as many Lucozade Sport Bottle Caps as we can – the club who collects the most from their group will win €10,000. For clubs who don’t but collect at least 400 caps they will be entered into a draw to win €5,000. Please help us by collecting Lucozade Sport bottle caps and give them to any member or player of the club.

The Club Sponsor for the Month of July is “Ecolab”. For all your commercial and domestic pest elimination requirements, find them on Ecolab recently sponsored t-shirts for the 2011 U14 Feile Team. As our sponsors so generously support our club financially we encourage all players, their families and members to consider their business first when you require their service.

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