Naomh Conaill (@1.16) vs Glenfin (@6.0)

Our Prediction:

Naomh Conaill will win

Naomh Conaill – Glenfin Match Prediction | 30-09-2019 07:30

The mid-nineties marked the start of an upturn in the club's fortunes, initially at underage level. . The club experienced mixed fortunes in 1997 losing the U-14 A2 Championship to Downings, but winning the U-13 A2 at the expense of Fanad Gaels. By 1995 the "B" championships had been renamed A2 championships and the club secured both the Minor A2 and the U-12 A2 Championships at the expense of Kilcar and Glenfin after a replay (first game ended 2-9 to 3-6) respectively.

This disappointment aside, 2009 was a vintage year with county titles at Minor and U-12, and final defeats in the U-21 (thus denying a four in a row), Minor league and division 5 county final. A sixth appearance in the senior championship county final in 2009, ended in defeat to St. Eunan's.

Bonagee hit ten against Milford as birthday boy Paddy McGowan keeps the match ball

More records were broken the following year with a third U-21 Championship in three years. In the minor championship Naomh Conaill were unable to overcome the challenge of Four Masters. The success of 2005 gave way to an unprecedented five county finals in 2006, disappointingly only 1 success came at U-21 level (defeats came in the Senior reserve, Minor, U-13 and league division 1B). The second installment of an U-21 three-in-a-row was gained in 2007,[12] as was a second Minor A1 league title. Eunan's were the victors in the U-16 decider. St.

However success followed the next year in the Junior county final against Tamhnach na Mhullaigh, with the final score Na Gleanntai 0-2, Tamhnach na Mhullaigh 0-1. However, there is a suggestion that the club did win a Junior football championship in 1928. Following this initial final appearance, the remainder of the 1920s did not yield any further documented success. The early 1930s saw the club suffer further county final defeats at the new Under 18 (Minor) Grade, losing to Letterkenny and in the first documented Junior county final in 1932 to Erin's Hope (Stranorlar) by a point. As well as these minor and junior finals, the club also contested the 1938 and 1939 minor finals - losing the former to St.

Friendly matches between Clady and Dungloe followed in the same year.[5] A first appearance in the Donegal Senior Football Championship Final followed with a defeat to Castlefin - the score is uncertain according to the Donegal Democrat, but Castlefin won by 3 points.[6] The following year the final between Ardara and Ballybofey was played in Glenties. From foundation to the late 1970s the club was usually referred to as Glenties (Na Gleannta) although through an amalgamation with the Fintown GAA club, it has since been referred to as Naomh Conaill. The club was formed in 1921, before this time other sports were played in the area, especially association football (soccer). The club played its first match on 24 July 1921 between local teams - "The Town" and Kilraine. This predates the organisation of Donegal GAA in 1906, the foundation of which was influenced by Alex McDyer (he became secretary), who jointly arranged this 1905 match and played in the first recorded Donegal team in 1906. The earliest record of Gaelic games in the area came from 1905, when a hurling match took place between Kilraine and Brackey (Ardara).

In the second year of the U-14B Championship (1988), Naomh Conaill won the trophy, beating Termon in Ballybofey. The following year the U-12B Championship was also won after a replay in the old O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny. The mid-1980s had seen the creation of 'B' Championships at U-12 and U-14 grades, and these new competitions gave the club new opportunity to develop its underage teams following a fallow period.

Josephs took the title. The U-16 team won the club's second county title at this grade, comprehensively defeating Urris. Underage teams came to the fore again in 1973 as the club reached the U-14 and U-16 finals, but sadly no victories were secured. The second final of 1971 was at the U-21 grade (the first year this grade was played), but Gweedore took the title by 2 points. The club's strong underage teams were again prominent in the early seventies. 1971 saw two finals contested by Na Gleannta, with mixed success. 1972 saw the club contest the Democrat Cup Final (Division 1 league) for the first time, but St.

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The chance to contest another senior county final arose the following year (played in Ardara), but again luck was not on Glenties' side as Ballyshannon took the cup home. A few players from these teams wore the Green and Gold of Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship;[7] notably Columba McDyre and Davy Brennan (after whom the club's home ground is named).