Underage Report Oct 4th - 2016-10-04 16:02:00

Fe 10 Hurling League vs Cobh Weds Sep 21st

The Fe 10 hurlers made the journey to Cobh for their penultimate league game for this year. Both Nemo Dubh and Glas lost but they were two competitive games. Cobh’s first touch was a little better and that told in the end. The Nemo boys did very well and can be proud of their efforts on the night.

Fe 14 C3 Football League SF vs Douglas Sun Sep 25th

The Fe 14 C3 footballers played their league semifinal away to Douglas recently. They started poorly and were soon two points behind even though they were playing with the wind. However, they settled and with the help of a couple of fortunate goals they hit the lead. They had a purple patch just before half time and they went in at half time 5 goals to the good on a score line of 4-06 to 0-03. But Douglas never gave up and they stormed into the game in the second half. With the wind aiding them they whittled away at the Nemo lead and soon there was just a goal between the sides. Indeed things could have been worse for Nemo but for fantastic defending by Tom Rea and Ryan O’Leary. With a couple of minutes remaining Nemo forward Conor O’Keeffe sent in a speculative shot that deceived the Douglas keeper and ended up in the net. That finally sealed the win for the Nemo boys. Final score was 6-07 to 3-07. Well done to both teams for a very entertaining game.


Minor P1 Championship Final  vs Carrigaline Mon Sep 26th

Played in terrible conditions in Pairc Ui Rinn this was certainly a game of two halves. Early exchanges were tight. Indeed but for brilliant goalkeeping by Nemo custodian David Horgan, Carrigaline might have been well ahead early on. But Nemo settled and with Mark Cronin finding the range they hit a purple patch before half time. At the break they led 1-09 to 0-03. It seemed the result was a foregone conclusion when Nemo scored a great goal at the start of the second half to push themselves 4 goals in front. But Carrigaline had other ideas. For the next 25 minutes they totally dominated especially around the middle third where they seemed to win all the breaking ball. With this level of possession they began to slowly eat into the Nemo lead. They scored 10 points without reply to leave just two between the sides. The final minutes were nerve wracking for Nemo. The teams traded points to leave Carrigaline looking for a goal to win the game. And they nearly got it via a late free that was dropped into the square. There was a mad scramble in front of the Nemo goal but eventually they managed to clear their lines. The final whistle blew and with great relief Nemo captured their first minor championship in 11 years. It was a final to remember with the last few minutes especially drama filled. Well done to the boys and their mentors and coaches. Commiserations to Carrigaline who battled to the finish making this Nemo victory even more worthy.


Girls Fe 16 Football League vs Grenagh Sat Oct 1st

The Fe 16 girls played a very entertaining league game with Grenagh last Sunday. Played away in lovely Autumn sunshine there was never more than a few points between the teams. Both sets of forwards were on form in front of goal and there was some fantastic goals scored. There was just a kick of a ball between them at half time and this trend continued in the second half. In the end both teams deserved something from the game and a draw was a fair result. Grenagh 5-05 Nemo 4-08 was the final score.


Fe 14 Camogie Championship QF vs Cobh Sat Oct 1st

The Fe 14 Camogie team played in the C championship QF last weekend. They came up against a very good Cobh side. Nemo started slowly and were soon behind. The Cobh girl’s first touch was very good and they were able to take their scores from distance. At half time the score was 1-06 to no score for Cobh. But as they have done all year, the girls showed great resilience and they battled away in the second half. They were rewarded with a goal midway through the half to give them hope and they kept hurling right to the final whistle. In the end they lost on a score line of 2-06 to 1-01. Great second half by the girls who did Nemo proud with their never say die attitude. Congratulations to Cobh who we wish well for the rest of the championship.


Fe 8 Hurling Blitz @ Bishopstown Sat Oct 1st

The Fe 8 hurlers travelled in force to Bishopstown last Saturday for a very enjoyable blitz. They had 25 players and made 3 even teams. They played selections from Douglas, Sliabh Rua, Crosshaven and Eire Og. In all games they were competitive and managed to win many of them. Eire Og were the strongest team they played. The Nemo kids had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. We thank our hosts Bishopstown for running the blitz so well. 


Fe 10 Hurling Blitz @ Blackrock Sat Oct 1st

The Fe 10 boys finished their round of Autumn hurling blitzes last Saturday in Blackrock. They had two teams and played selections from Douglas and Erins Own. They were very competitive, as they have been all year, but came up just a bit short on the day. They have had a very good campaign overall and in all blitzes they attended they were very competitive. This bodes well for the future of hurling in Nemo.


Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)