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Club Notes -13/04/14

posted Apr 14, 2014, 1:16 AM by Rathgormack PRO

Senior Championship

The Senior team took on reigning County Champions Ballinacourty last Sunday afternoon in Fraher Field in the first round of the Championship. This was the third year in a row we had taken on the same opposition in the opening game. Playing with aid of a strong wind we got off to a good start with points from Gavin Nugent in the 4th minute and 7th minute giving us a two point lead. Ballinacourty, however brought the game level with points in the 9th and 10th minute. They did however only score one more point in the half which was testament to not only our six defenders but the workrate all over pitch. Further scores in the first half from Gavin Nugent 14th minute Jason Gleeson 25th minute and Gain Nugent 27th minute gave us a halftime lead of two points. Rathgormack 0-05 Ballinacourty 0-03. It was always going to be tough task in the second half playing against such strong opposition who now had the aid of the breeze. The opposition scored three points without reply by the 10th minute of the second half to take the lead and then followed that up with a goal. The game was going against us at this stage but to be fair to our lads they really dug deep and scores from Gavin Nugent in the 45th and 48th min reduced the lead to two. We were starting to dominate in the half back line with Captain Cathal Crowch leading by example with Michael Curry and Conor Walsh leading the fightback at midfield. Two more pointed frees from top scorer Gavin Nugent in the 52nd and 58th drew us level. It was game on and Ballinacorty had introduced County player Gary Hurney at this stage. Three late points from Ballinacorty saw them run out winners on a three point margin. We will be disappointed to have lost this game and with a little better decision making with the odd pass the result may have been different but with such a young team taking to the field, with six of our U21 team starting the match we look ahead with great optimism for the rest of the Championship.

Final score Rathgormack 0-09 Ballinacourty 1-09. Team: Brendan Crotty, Michael Crotty, Tony Power, Billy Power, Nigel Skehan, Cathal Crowch, Gerard Kirwan, Conor Walsh, Michael Curry, Jamie Kirwan, Liam Walsh, Jason Curry, Stephen Kirwan, Gavin Nugent (0-08), Jason Gleeson (0-01) Subs Used: Ronan Crotty for Jason Gleeson, Ronan Cahill for Jamie Kirwan.


U16 Football Championship

Our U16 team made it two wins out of two with a comprehensive win over Tramore. Final score Rathgormack 2-11 Tramore 0-05


Senior Football Championship

We play our second match of the Senior Championship against Clashmore at 18.30 in Fraher Field on Saturday 19/04/14.


Junior Football Championship

We play Kilrossanty in the first round of the Junior Championship at 7.30 in Lemybrien on Thursday 17/04/14.

Minor  Football Chamionship

We play Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in the Minor Championship at 7.00 in Rathgormack on Thursday 17/04/14


U16 Football Chamionship

We play An Gaeltacht in the U16 Championship at 16.30 in Rathgormack on Saturday 19/04/14.



Scrap Metal Collection

The club is running another scrap metal collection. Anyone who wants more information or who needs some items collected can contact any of the following: Noel Kirwan 087-2271759, Brendan Curry 087-614143, Declan Hahessy 087-2264550 or Denis Curry 087 6466113 before Saturday 19thApril. Our previous scrap metal collection was a huge success & thus is a great way to help the club raise much needed funds & also get rid of those items that have been hanging around the house which you just haven’t had time to get rid of. All suitable donations gratefully accepted.


Deise Draw

The time of year is almost upon us again, as the first Deise draw will be held on the last Friday in April. Tickets have been distributed to all club members to buy or sell. The first draw takes place on the 25th April. The Deise draw has over the years provided some much needed funds and as club and we would ask all players, and people within the parish to please purchase a ticket with a top prize of €10,000 in every months draw. Contact any committee member or club coordinators, Noel Kirwan 087-2271759 or Tom Hassett 085-1741486 for more details.