Seniors Away to Slaughtmanus

Hard luck to the Seniors this week up at Slaughtmanus for Round 10. The effort can’t be faulted and playing into the wind in the second half they found it hard to pull back the deficit, losing out eventually to a score line of 2-12 to 1-7. 

Minors Win Again

Well done to the Callan Gaels Minors. With the bare minimum 13 players up at Ballerin on a damp night, the lads put in a great performance to win 4-12 to 1-6. 

The lads are now sitting 6 wins for 6 at the top of the league table. Great going lads, keep up the good work. 

Impressive Minor Win

The Callan Gaels Minors travelled to Forglen last night for Round 5 of the league. A tough encounter was expected but in the end the lads coasted through on a 8-13 to 1-4 score line.

The latest win leaves us top of Division B2. Well done lads, keep up the good work.

Next match is next Monday night at Longfield vs St. Michael’s, all support welcome.

U-14 Result vs Glen

Played over at Glen , the Martin’s had a good first half and played some good football finishing the half on a scoreline of 2-6 v 1-3 in favour of the Martin’s. The second half Glen came right back into it, winning a number of frees to get back into the game. The Martin’s had a number of good attacks but misplaced passes and poor decision making left the Martin’s not registering a score in the second half. Game finished with Glen winning by a point on a score Lind of 2-6 v 1-10.

Team. Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Magic, Dara McElhennon, Conor shields , Ryan McEldowney, Oran O’Kane, Ryan McElhennon, Ryan Henry, Lachlan Murray, Conor Murthagh, Rory O’Hagan, Fearghal Bradley, Eoin ward: Callum McCoy, Ben O’Connor, Ryan Mitchell, Ronan Gavin, Dylan O’Neill, Lorcan Bradley

Upcoming fixtures 

U14 League Glen V Desertmartin Tuesday 6th June @ 7:30pm

Senior League Ballymaguigan V Desertmartin Wednesday 7th June @ 7:30pm
U16 League Coleraine V Desertmartin Saturday 10th June @ 3:00pm

Busy week for u14s

Our U14s had a very busy schedule last week when they played Bellaghy and Slaughtneil in the league. On Tuesday they played against a very strong free flowing Bellaghy side and despite losing 8-16 to 5-5 they showed great committment and a willingness to compete for the entire fifty minutes. On Thursday evening they played host to Slaughtneil in a tough game coming out on top 5-8 to 2-13. Desertmartin scorers were L Murray (1-4); F Bradley (2-0); R McEldowney (0-3); R Henry (1-1) and C Murtagh (1-0)

U8’s Celebrate Tournament Win

Not just your average Monday night training, the Under 8’s this week were able to celebrate with their Lissan Tournament trophy.

With our youth now competing well with traditionally strong teams, are Desertmartin on the rise with our stars of the future?

Match Reports for U-14s This Week

Tuesday we played a very powerful Bellaghy team, scores were hard to come by and we struggled to cope with bellaghy’s direct football but we kept at it and had a stronger second half. Final scoreline Bellaghy 8-16 v Desertmartin 5-5

Team Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Dylan Ormsby, Ryan McEldowney 0-1, Conor shields , Dara McElhennon, Ryan McElhennon, Oran O’Kane, Conor Murtagh 0-1, Lachlan Murray 2-1, Ryan Henry 0-1, Eoin Ward 0-1, Fearghal Bradley 2-1, Rory O’Hagan: Magic , Jack Gregg, Ben O’Connor, Lorcan Bradley, Patrick Higgins, Ronan Gavin, Ryan Mitchell, Dylan O’Neill

Thursday we played Slaughtneil at home in what was a tough a physical encounter both teams committed to good hard running football, Martin’s came out in top in this lively encounter. Final score: desertmartin 5-8 v Slaughtneil 2-13

Team : Conan McCoy, Chrissy McCool, Simon Materson, Magic, Ryan McEldowney 0-3, Conor Shields, Dara McElhennon, Conor Murtagh 1-0, Lachlan Murray 1-4,  Ryan Henry 1-1, Eoin Ward, Fearghal Bradley 2-0, Rory O’Hagan: Dylan Ormsby, Jack Gregg, Dylan O’Neill, Ben O’Connor , Ronan Gavin, Ryan Mitchell, Lorcan Bradley