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Club Notes 22/09/14

posted Sep 22, 2014, 12:32 AM by Rathgormack PRO

Junior Football Championship

We played Stradbally in the Quarter Final of the County Junior Football Championship in Lemybrien on Saturday evening. We got off to the worst possible start when Stradbally goaled after 2 minutes. However two minutes later a high ball into the Stradbally square wasn’t dealt with by their goalkeeper and Seanie Lacey was on hand to level up the game. Stradbally then got the next two points but after 15 minutes of the half Seanie Leacy goaled again to put us a point up. Stephen Power then came through from midfield to score our first point of the game. Stradbally got the next three scores before Paudie Whelan got our third goal of the game to put us back in front before Donal Larkin got the last score of the half to give us a halftime lead of 3 points. Half Time Rathgoramck 3-02 Stradbally 1-05. We always knew that Stradbally would come at us in the second half and for large parts of the second half they had us under real pressure. Stradbally managed to draw the game level after 50 minutes and from here it looked like there was only going to be one winner. Credit to our lads though as although we were struggling to get scores there was some terrific defending on display. A John Kirwan 45 after 51 minutes seemed to be sailing harmlessly wide until Donal Larkin somehow managed to keep the ball in play and fist it across the goal where Seanie Lacey was on hand to get his third goal of the game. This was the boost we needed and from here further scores were added from John Kirwan and substitute Kenny Hassett before the captain John Kirwan rounded off the scoring with a late point to give us a deserving 6 point victory. Overall this was a great battling team performance which sees us advance to a County semi-final.

Final Score Rathgormack 4-05 Stradbally 1-08

Team: Eamonn Cahill, Muiris Quinlan, ,John Crotty (Mona), Padraig Hunt,  Johnny Quinlan, Anthony Power, Brendan Behan, Stephen Power (0-01), Martin Whelan, Daniel Drohan, John Kirwan (C)(0-02) Paudie Whelan, Danial Crotty, Seanie Lacey (3-00), Donal Larkin (0-01). Subs Used Kenny Hassett (0-01) for Daniel Crotty, Brian Fogarty for Stephen Power


U8 Football

Our U8's had two blitz on the last two Wednesday evenings. Playing in Fews & Stradbally, we had matches against Stradbally, Portlaw & St. Marys 1 & 2. It was great to see such good numbers attending on both evenings with 16 boys at each blitz.We performed very well in all matches racking up big scores with all players getting game time. Well done to all the boys involved & thanks to their parents for making the effort in getting them to the venues on time.


Deise Draw

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