Underage Report Feb 21st 2018 - 2018-02-21 12:18:00

Annual Mick O’Brien Football Tournament Sat Feb 3rd 

The season kicked off early this month with the annual Mick O’Brien Fe 14 football tournament. The visiting teams were St Vincent’s, Cula, Austin Stacks and Templeogue. There was some great talent on display and some excellent games. Feile format and rules were used. The Nemo Fe 14 team acquitted themselves well. They started with a tough game against Austin Stacks. In a game where scores were hard to come by it was the Nemo boy’s ability to score goals that told in the end. Final score was 3-00 to 1-02 for Nemo. Next up was Templeogue. As per the first game Nemo struggled to score points but had no problem raising green flags. Final score was 5-01 to 2-03 in favor of Nemo. In their third game Nemo played old Dublin rivals St Vincent’s. This was a great contest with some smashing scores from both teams. There was never more than a score between the teams but in the end Vincent’s won out on a final score of 3-03 to 2-04. Nemo’s final group game was against Cula. They needed to win to reach the A final. This they duly did on a final score of 3-00 to 1-03. The A final was Nemo vs St Vincent’s. As per the group game the final was a tense and exciting affair. Scores were hard to get with both sets of defenses on top. But Vincent’s got a crucial goal early in the second half that was to prove the winning score. The visitors lifted the trophy on a final score of 2-01 to 1-02. Both teams gave their all in a worthy final. Well done to St Vincent’s who were very worthy winners remaining unbeaten on the day. The B final saw Cula and Templeogue draw in normal time and they were still level after extra time. Both teams agreed to share the spoils! And so ended a great day’s football. Many thanks to all our visiting guests who provided such great entertainment on the day. Hopefully the experience will stand to all the teams as Feile fast approaches.

Girls Fe 16 B Football Challenge vs Ballincollig Sat Feb 3rd

The Fe 16 girls had an excellent run out against a very game Ballincollig outfit earlier this month. It was both clubs first game of the year so some rustiness was to be expected. In the end the Nemo girl’s fitness paid off and they ran out comfortable winners. Many thanks to Ballincollig for hosting the game.

Minor Football Challenge vs Mallow Fri Feb 9th

The minors started their season with an away challenge to Mallow. It was a day to dust off the cobwebs and give all the boys a run out. In a very competitive game the home team won out by 4 points. It was a very useful exercise for the Nemo boys and their mentors who learned a lot. Many thanks to Mallow for hosting the game.

Fe 16 Football Challenge vs St Finbarrs Sat Feb 10th

Played in Trabeg the Fe 16 boys got their season off to a good start with a tough challenge against near neighbors St Finbarr’s. There was nothing between the teams in the first half but two early Nemo goals meant they went in at the break 2-04 to 0-06 up. The Barr’s started the 2nd half very well and had the first two scores to narrow the gap. But Nemo started to take over around midfield and soon the points started to come from the inside forwards. Final score was 2-13 to 1-09 for Nemo, A very useful work out for both teams and we thank St Finbarr’s for the excellent challenge.

Girls Fe 16 C Football League vs Donoughmore Sat Feb 10th

The Fe 16 girls started their league campaign this month. In the 16C competition, Nemo’s opposition was Donoughmore – an away game for the girls. This was a game that saw both sides dominate at different stages and during that period made their dominance tell. By half time Nemo led by 5 points. The second half saw Donoughmore draw level. A late goal and a point by Nemo saw them win by four points, 8-4 to 5-9. An excellent start to the league by the girls.

Girls Fe 16 A Football League vs St Vals Sun Feb 11th

Played in Trabeg, the 16A game v St Val’s proved a very tight game. St Val’s started strongly opening up 1-2 to no score lead before Nemo got off the mark. Nemo goals either side of a Val’s point tied up the game. A further point from each team saw the side’s level at half time. The second half saw both sides exchange scores and the teams were still level with time running out. A strong Nemo finish saw Nemo win, 5-5 to 3-5. All in all, an excellent weekend for the Nemo Fe 16 girls.

Fe 9 Football Challenge vs Youghal Sun Feb 11th

Youghal Fe 9 boys visited Nemo this month for a very enjoyable football challenge. Played on the Astro turf both sets of players acquitted themselves very well. All the boys enjoyed the occasion and it was a very good workout for them. Many thanks to Youghal for travelling to Nemo for the day.

Girls Fe 14 D Football League vs Carrigaline Sat Feb 17th

In the 14D league the girls opened their campaign away to Carrigaline. They played some excellent football and were never in danger of losing. In the end they had plenty to spare over their rivals. A very good start for the girls.

Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs Douglas Sun Feb 18th

In the 14A game the girls took on nearby rivals Douglas in Trabeg last weekend. This was an excellent game of football played in a great spirit. Both teams played some very good football but the key difference was the Nemo forwards capability to score goals. Add in their excellent defence which was never breached for a green flag and the girls recorded a well-deserved and comprehensive win. As per the Fe 16 girls – an excellent start to the year for the Fe 14 girls. Well done to all involved.

Fe 14 Football Challenge vs Glanmire Sun Feb 18th

The Fe 14 boys had a very useful challenge game against Glanmire last weekend. Played in Buck Leary’s Cross the game was a great way for the boys to get started again after the highs and lows of the Mick O’Brien Tournament earlier in the month. Glanmire proved worthy challengers and their forwards were excellent on the day. The Nemo boys couldn’t match their rival’s fire power and in the end Glanmire recorded a good win. It was a great workout for both teams and we thank Glanmire for the challenge. The Nemo mentors learned a lot from the game.

Street Leagues 2018  

The 47th annual Nemo Rangers Street leagues is fast approaching. First games are scheduled for Friday April 6th. Street leagues are for boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 10. They are a great way to introduce children to our national games. Football (girls and boys), Hurling and Camogie are all catered for. Every child comes away a winner. Registrations are currently underway – please contact the club at 4894041 for details. All are welcome.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)