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Club Notes - 27th February 2012

posted Feb 26, 2012, 3:22 PM by Unknown user

U21 Football

Our U21 team were in championship action for the second week in a row, with the Eastern semi-final against Roanmore, surprisingly fixed for last Saturday night under lights in Kilmac. Unfortunately it was to prove a bad night all round, when we surrendered our county title & bowed out of the championship after a poor performance & a one point defeat. Roanmore began brightest & opened the scoring after 4 minutes from a free. After some poor wides from our attack Stevie Kirwan opened our account with a point on 14 minutes with Gavin Nugent putting us ahead a minute later. A few more points for either side were to follow & two good saves from our goalkeeper Eamonn Cahill kept us in front approaching half time but two late scores from Roanmore left it all square, 0-5 each at the break. We started the 2nd half brightly & after Gavin Nugent had given us the lead with a point after 35 minutes, Sean Lacey struck for a well worked goal 2 minutes later to put us four points up. Roanmore dominated the next 15 minutes & had 5 points without reply to put them in the lead by the 50th minute, before Gavin Nugent from a free levelled it up. Two points in two minutes from Roanmore put them in control with two minutes left to play, & although Gavin Nugent reduced the lead to the minimum with a point in the 60th minute, try as we might we couldn’t find an equalizer & lost out on a score-line of Rathgormack 1-8, Roanmore 0-12.

Team: Eamonn Cahill, Peter Foran, Billy Power, Conor Walsh, Johnny Quinlan, Cathal Crowch, Liam Walsh (Mothel), Sean Cullen, Ronan Cahill, Richie Lacey, Liam Walsh (Ballinafina), Gavin Nugent (0-6), Stevie Kirwan (0-2), Seanie Lacey (1-0), Jack Kirwan. Subs: Patrick Pender for Liam Walsh (Mothel)(inj.), Jason Gleeson for Peter Foran, Johnny Kavanagh for Liam Walsh (Ballinafina), Jason Curry for Jack Kirwan.

Best for Rathgormack were Eamonn Cahill in goal, Conor Walsh in the full back line, & Ronan Cahill who dominate midfield & who was the best player on the pitch. In an attack that failed to break down a determined Roanmore defence, Gavin Nugent stood out. Despite our disappointment, we wish Roanmore the best in the Eastern final, & after wins over Gaultier & Rathgormack; they will enter the final as favourites. Thanks to our U21 management for their hard work since early January, but on the night we could have no complaints with the result.

Minor Football

Our minors start their championship campaign at home to Ballinacourty next Sunday 4th March at 11:30 AM.