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Club Notes 26/05/14

posted May 27, 2014, 4:20 AM by Rathgormack PRO   [ updated May 27, 2014, 5:54 AM ]


U21 County Final

We played the county final against St. Olivers last Saturday afternoon in Dunhill. Going in as defending champions it was always going to be a tough task against a St. Olivers team who had come through a very competitive western championship. St. Olivers came flying out of the blocks and missed some very scoreable points in the first couple of minutes and in the 4th minute worked a fantastic goal. They followed this up with a point in the 13th minute and were well on top. We had to wait until the 20th min to open our scoring through Gavin Nugent. There was a flurry of scores in the last ten minutes of the half with Jason Curry 24th min & Gavin Nugent 28th min getting good scores in between a couple of St. Olivers scores. Jason Gleeson completed the scoring in the first half with a fine point to leave a half time score of Rathgormack 0-05 St. Olivers 1-04. Being only two points down at half time we had great hope of turning things around in the second half with the aid of a strong wind. However St. Olivers again got off to better start and landed two excellent frees inside the first five mins of the second half. Jason Curry reduced the lead to a goal again with a free but then St Olivers tagged on another couple of points before being awarded a penalty which was dispatched to the net to open up an eight point lead. With ten minutes to go it looked all over but credit to our lads they kept battling and landed point through Michael Curry 52nd min and two Gavin Nugent points in the 55th and 57th min. The lead was now four and we were in the ascendancy and Conor Walsh managed to bundle the ball to the net with a minute on normal time to make it a one point game. Try as we might for the remainder of the game we could not manufacture another score to level the game and St. Olivers ran out winners by a single point. On the day they were the better team and truly deserved to be crowned county champions. For our lads it was disappointing but with so many again underage next year we hope to be very competitive again at this grade. The club would like to thank Manager Kenny Hassett and his selectors Brendan Curry & Tom Hassett for all their hard work throughout the year.  

Full time Rathgormack 1-10 St. Olivers 2-08.

Team: Sean Clancy, Brian Connolly, Billy Power, Padraig Hunt, Brendan Behan, Dean Kirwan, David Connolly, Michael Curry (0-01), Conor Walsh (1-00),, Liam Mulligan, Jason Curry(0-03), William Hahessy, Gavin Sheehan, Jason Gleeson (0-02), Gavin Nugent (0-04), Conor Murray Subs Used Jonathon Flynn, Gavin Sheehan


U13 Football Championship

The county final against Clashmore will be played on Saturday 31/05/14 in Walsh Park. Please go along to support the boys on their big day.



Congratulations to Seanie Power on being elected as County Councillor in the recent elections. Seanie won three Senior County titles in the nineties and the club would like to wish him all the best in his new role.