Pedro Count You already know what it is to mark with the shirt of Shabab Al Ahli. The Cordoba striker opened his scoring account with the Red Knights in an unbeatable scenario: the Asian Champions League. On the opening day of the competition, Count signed 1-1 against Pakhtakor, who continued to make a fortress of his stadium and ended up taking all three points.In a game marked by rain, Pakhtakor opened the scoring at 18 minutes thanks to a great shot by Masharipov from outside the area. The Uzbeks left winning the break, but after the resumption Pedro Conde was responsible for signing the tie. The Spaniard took advantage of the conditions of the pitch – the ball was stuck in the rain – to release his scoring account with Al Ahli, current UAE League champion. The joy, however, did not last long on the Emirati side, since it took Pakhtakor only three minutes to get back on the scoreboard. He did it thanks to Serbian Dragan Ceran, who finished off a ball hung by Khamdanov to the heart of the area.It was like that, with the 2-1 campaigning on the scoreboard, as the match ended at Pakhtakor Markaziyy in Tashkent. Pakhtakor, which has six consecutive victories at home in the Champions League, thus became the first Group B team to achieve a victory. Shabab Al Ahli will seek to release his locker next week, when he will receive the current champion, Al Hilal, in Dubai.
The club AGM took place in Ture on Sunday. Chairperson Pat Keaveney open the meeting by welcoming everyone and comprehensive reports were given by the outgoing committee about the business of 2016.Great Success in 2016Congratulations to all teams who performed so well in2016. Naomh Padraig club was certainly on form last year and it is hoped to build on this success for 2017. Junior A finalists, U13 County Champions and U14 Girls County Champions as well as Inishowen champions at U12,U14, U16 and U18 and numerous other successes. Second Pitch to be DevelopedDue to the number of teams training and playing there is huge pressure on our main pitch and its availability. Therefore, the lower pitch will become the club’s focus over the next year. It is hoped that a second sand carpet pitch will be developed to ease that pressure. With that in mind there will be teams of ticket sellers commencing the sale of the National Club Draw tickets in the parish in the coming weeks. All proceeds from the sale of these tickets will be used along with previous development funds to create this much need second playing surface.Membership FeesClub membership fees for 2017 were agreed at the meeting and forms for registration will be available shortly. Just a reminder to all that fees must be paid prior to commencing training. Thanks to all our sponsors, to all who support fundraising activities, to those who sell and buy Lottos on weekly basis. Your support is greatly appreciated.The following officers have been elected for 2017:President, Paddy HaugheyChairperson, Patrick KeaveneyVice Chairperson, Neil Toye Secretary, Ciaran McMenaminAsst Secretary, Damian McIntyreTreasurer, Joe McLaughlinAsst Treasurer, Michael McMenamin Childrens Officer, Roisin McColganPRO, Fearghal O’BoyleCulture Officer, Eileen McLaughlinOifigeach na Gaeilge, Joe McLaughlinCoaching Officer, Daniel McCauleyClub Registrar, Dermot McColganHealth & Wellbeing, Marty MaileyExecutive committee Members: Aaron Gallagher, Peter Mullan, Seamus McColgan, Noel Clingan, Brian Kelly and Martin DuffyInishowen Board Delegates: Damian McIntyre & Billy CostelloCounty Board Delegate:, Dermot McColgan & Michael McMenaminBreavementsThe club recently lost two great friends and supporters due to the deaths of John Mc Cauley and Phyllis Mc Kenna.John Mc Cauley was an excellent Gaelic footballer and played for a Quigley’s Point team in the forties. He has a member of the Quigley’s Point team who won the Inishowen championship in 1947. In 1999 he was made an Honorary Life Member of Naomh Padraig. On many occasions he drove underage teams to matches and had endless patience.Phyllis Mc Kenna in her role as newspaper correspondent was extremely helpful to the club and if the notes were not submitted she made sure she got them. Phyllis also gave great encouragement to the club and helped in many ways.We extend our deepest sympathy to both families. We also remember all our club families who lost any family members this year. May they rest in peace.Naomh Padraig, Muff to develop second playing pitch in 2017 was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)