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Club Notes 15/09/14

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:44 AM by Rathgormack PRO

Senior Football Championship

We played the quarter final of this year’s championship last Saturday evening when we took on The Nire in Fraher Field. Having turned in some very poor performances in the last couple of games all indications were that this was going to be a straightforward and comfortable win for our opponents but on the evening it turned to be anything but that. We got off to a great start with a point from Conor Murray in the 2nd minute. The Nire responded with a point in the 5th minute but in the 7th minute Conor Murray restored our lead. The Nire took the lead with points in the 15th and 16th minutes of the half but Jason Curry pulled one back to leave a point between the teams in the 18th minute with a free. By this stage it could be seen that it wasn’t going to be the one sided affair that a lot of people expected and although The Nire opened up a two point lead again in the 21st minute of the half they had also introduced county star Shane Walsh which was testament to the dominance we had around the middle of the field at this stage. Conor Murray scored his third point of the half in the 27th minute which was the final score of the first half to leave the half time score Rathgormack 0-04 The Nire 0-05. Gavin Nugent in the 33rd minute again brought the teams level and Conor Murray who on the night gave an exhibition of long range point scoring gave us the lead in the 35th minute. At this stage an unlikely victory looked possible with our lads giving it everything. The Nire managed to level the scores in the 37th minute and a minute later we were dealt a sucker punch when The Nire scored the only goal of the game. Credit to our lads they could have folded at this stage but they kept plugging away and a point from Ronan Cahill in the 46th minute and a Jason Curry free in the 52nd minute reduced the lead to a point. The Nire managed to get the final two scores of the match in the 53rd and 54th minute and try as we did to get a goal to level up the game we couldn’t. A couple of half chances came and went and The Nire ran out winners by three points. On the night we turned a very good performance against a very established experienced team who are seen by many as strong candidates to go on and win the championship. Conor Murray, who is a minor player again next year turned in a performance beyond his years not only his point scoring but led by example with his workrate all over the field. Overall it was a great team performance which ultimately ended in defeat but with a lot of young players now established on the team we can look ahead with optimism to 2015. The club would like to thank the management team of Brendan Curry, Kenny Hassett, Tom Hassett & Declan Power for the huge effort they put in with this team this year. Final score Rathgormack 0-08 The Nire 1-08.

Team: Brendan Crotty, Padraig Larkin, Tony Power, Billy Power, Dean Kirwan, Cathal Crowch, Gerard Kirwan, Michael Curry, Ronan Cahill (0-01), Conor Walsh, Jason Curry (0-02), Liam Mulligan, Conor Murray (0-04), Gavin Nugent (0-01) Paul Drohan Subs Used: Michael Crotty for Billy Power, Ronan Crotty for Paul Drohan, Jamie Kirwan for Liam Mulligan, Stephen Kirwan for Dean Kirwan,



Congratulations are in order for Junior Panel member Anthony Power, who was engaged to his fiancé Carol Doyle, in the last week. All in the club wish them a happy & prosperous future together.

U11 & 12 Football

Mixed fortunes for the boys here. The U11 recorded a good win over Kilrossanty in Lemybrien but the U12 lost out to the De Le Salle in Gracedieu.

Deise Draw

All outstanding Deise Draw money to be paid to Deise Draw co-ordinator Tom Hassett immediately

Golden Goal

Tickets are now on sale for a Golden Goal competition for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final. Tickets are €2 each for the first goal to be scored in the final and the person with the correct time receiving a prize of €200. Tickets can be purchased from any committee or club member.