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Club Notes - 4th June 2012

posted Jun 4, 2012, 3:28 AM by Unknown user

U13 Football

Our U13’s had a marvellous victory in the division 2 county final against Clashmore last Saturday, 2nd June, in a match which was switched from Walsh Park to Dunhill due to an unplayable surface at the city venue. The first half was a tight affair with the teams level at half time, 0-3 each, with a goal line save by goalie, Eoin Dowley proving vital to the end result. The first 15 minutes of the second half saw both teams trade points, which couldn’t separate them. Clashmore had a goal disallowed for over carrying & a few minutes later, a free from the impressive Billy Power, was deflected from a Clasmore hand to the net to give us a decisive lead. This score seemed to deflate the opposition, & with Billy Power & Stephen Curry controlling the game from midfield, we tagged on another goal & a few more points before the end to win on a flattering score-line of 2-9 to 0-6. Captain Stephen Curry, who was celebrating his birthday on the day of the match, received the county shield amid great excitement. Team: Eoin Dowley, Eoin Power, Tom Walsh, Kevin Hennebry, Sean Hahessy, Martin Power, Kevin Connolly, Stephen Curry, Billy Power, Gerard Nugent, Ben Kennedy, Conor Power, Tom Bolger, Ciaran Power, Sam Corbett-Barry. Subs: Aaron Gleeson, Donnacha Gough, Ciaran Guiry, Mark Elliffe, Finn Keating. Well done to all involved & to the managers Dinny Hassett & Declan Power for the great work they have done with these boys over the last few years. Most of the squad have a chance to make it a unique double next week when they play in the U14 County final next weekend.

U14 Football

Our U14’s will try to follow up on last week’s marvellous U13 county final victory when they play The Nire in the division 2 county final next Saturday 9th June at 11:00 AM in Walsh Park. Please come along & cheer the lads on.

U16 Football

Our U16’s exited the championship at the semi final stage last Monday 28th May, in Fews against Brickey Rangers, when they lost out on a score line of 4-8 to 2-9. This was a disappointing result for the lads who had come through the group section undefeated, but they had to give best to a good Brickeys team on the night, with the concession of three first half goals in a short period of time proving to be the decisive scores. The club would like to thank Ryan Roche, Mickey Crotty & John Kirwan for they work they have put in with this team since the start of the year.

Senior Football

As predicted our seniors had a tough night in our 3rd championship match against St. Saviours last Friday night in a match that was switched from Walsh Park to Kill. In a very tight affair, the half time score was 0-5 to 0-5. The 2nd half was no different, & although we took the lead with a few minutes to go, we were luck to come away with a share of the spoils, when Saviours missed a scoreable free with the match entering injury time. Full time score, Rathgormack 0-9, St. Saviour 0-9.

Team: Brendan Crotty, Billy Power, Tony Power, Mark Meares, Cathal Crowch, Paudie Larkin, Nigel Skehan, Jack Nugent (0-1), Ronan Cahill, Michael Curry, John Kirwan ( Cool) (0-1), Ronan Crotty (0-1), Paul Drohan, Edmund Hogan (0-5), Donal Larkin, Subs: Paudie Whelan for Donal Larkin, Gavin Nugent (0-1) for Jack Nugent Mickey Crotty for John Kirwan, Ciaran Fogarty for Paul Drohan.

Junior Football

Our juniors had a 5 point win over a much weakened Gaultier team last Saturday night 2nd June at home in the championship. Gaultier travelled to this match with only 15 players in a match that was played in torrential rain with very difficult handling conditions, & when there corner forward suffered a serious shoulder injury after about 20 minutes & had to retire from play, they had to complete the rest of the match with 14 players. We lead at the break, 0-6 to 0-4, but it wasn’t till the last 10 minutes that we put any real distance between the teams, eventually winning on a score line of 0-10 to 0-5. Team Padraig Hunt, Muiris Quinlan, Johnny Kavanagh, John Crotty, Johnny Quinlan, Michael Sexton, Liam Walsh (B), Patrick Pender, Brian Fogarty, Daniel Drohan, Paddy Crotty, Michael Halpin, Jason Curry, Franny Halpin, Sean Lacey. Subs: Mervyn Cummins for Muiris Quinlan, Kenny Hassett for Jason Curry, Steven Kirwan for Daniel Drohan, Jason Murray for Paddy Crotty, for Sean Lacey.