C.L.G. Naomh Mícheál

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C.L.G. Naomh Mícheál
C.L.G. Naomh Mícheál logo.jpg
Founded: 1952
County: Donegal
Nickname: Bridgemen
Colours: Red and White
Grounds: The Bridge
Coordinates: 55.18404, -7.98594
Playing kits
Standard colours

C.L.G. Naomh Mícheál is a GAA club based in Creeslough/Dunfanaghy in County Donegal. Located in the north of the county, the club is affected by rural issues such as low population and emigration; despite this they play at the top level in the Donegal Senior Football Championship and recently opened a new clubhouse.[1] The club colours are red and white.[2]

The club plays at the Bridge in Dunfanaghy.[3][4]

History[edit]

The club does not have much of a history. Perhaps the most interesting fact about it is that 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley used to play for them.[5]

The club reached the final of the 2011 Donegal Senior Football Championship, only to lose to Glenswilly. This was their first final appearance at senior level.[6][7]

They contributed six players to the Donegal team that won the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final at Croke Park, including Colm McFadden who scored a goal in the final and ended the season as top scorer.

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club focus – St Michael's Dunfanaghy/Creeslough". Gaelic Life. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "gaainfo.com". 
  3. ^ "St. Michael's move to second place". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "St. Michael's suffer first defeat at the hands of Naomh Conaill". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). 21 April 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Foley, Alan (23 January 2013). "McGuiness (sic) only too willing to help out McGinley". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Murphy is the star as Glenswilly triumph". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Murphy magic proves key as Glenswilly secure first Donegal crown". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 3 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 

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