Underage News March 2019 - 2019-03-27 10:39:00

Camps on In Nemo this Year

This Easter Nemo are running a camp for 5 to 12-year old’s – boys and girls. The dates are Tuesday the 23rd of April to Friday the 26th. 10am to 2pm. Cost is €50 for the first child, €30 for subsequent children.  You can register on line at http://nemorangers.ie/. Click on Easter Camp.

During the Summer the club will be running two Cul camps. Monday July the 1st to Friday July the 5th and Monday August 19th to Friday August 23rd. You can book on line via the cul camp website which is now live https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/.


Minor Football Activity in March  

The minor boys C3 football team started their league campaign away to Carrigaline on the 10th of March. This was a game of two halves. Carrigaline dominated the first half and where good value for their 10-point lead at the break. Nemo improved considerably in the second half and they made a game of it. Indeed, had they taken more of the chances they created they would have been closer at the final whistle. But the home side had a deserved 1-14 to 1-09 win. The Nemo mentors were pleased with the attitude shown by the team in the second half. The premier team played Ballincollig at home under lights on Friday the 22nd of March. This was a keenly contested league match. Ballincollig had the better of the opening exchanges and were soon 0-06 to 0-02 ahead. But Nemo kept going and by half time the lead was down to the bare minimum at 0-07 to 0-06. The second half saw Nemo play some great football and with their defense on top they managed to get ahead and control the game to the final whistle. In the end they had a very deserved 0-13 to 0-09. On the same weekend the minor C3 team played Valley Rovers. This was an excellent game and gave the mentors a chance to run their eye over the extended panel. Valley Rovers were that bit stronger in attack and scored two goals that effectively decided the contest. But this was a very good display by the Nemo second team and the score line does not reflect their efforts on the day. Final score was 2-11 to 0-07 for Valley Rovers.


Fe 16 P2 Football League vs Na Piarsaigh Sat Mar 2nd

The Fe 16 boys travelled to Na Piarsaigh for their league opener earlier this month. This was an excellent game of football. Na Piarsaigh were very good and dominated the game for long periods. But Nemo had their moments and kept themselves in the game with some well taken goals. There was never more then a kick of a ball between the teams and the attacking play from both sides was a joy to watch. In a real goal fest, the home side had a deserved 5-07 to 5-03 win. No blanket defenses here!


Fe 16 C3 Football League vs Cobh Mon Mar 18th

The Fe 16 C3 team entertained Cobh on bank holiday Monday. In a keenly contested first half Cobh came out on top by a few points. But early in the second half they hit Nemo for two goals that effectively ended the game as a contest. Nemo tried hard to get back into the game, but the Cobh defense was in a mean mood. In the end a comfortable win for the visitors on a score line of 3-14 to 0-07.


Fe 15 P1 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Sat Mar 9th

The Fe 15 boys entertained their near neighbours St Finbarr’s in their league opener earlier this month. The first half belonged to Nemo and they scored some great goals and points because of their good team work out the field. The Barrs regrouped at half time and were certainly much stronger in the second half. But Nemo kept the score board ticking over to record a fully deserved 3-09 to 2-03 victory.


Fe 15 P1 Football League vs Mallow Sat Mar 23rd

The Fe 15 boys entertained Mallow in the P1 league last Saturday. The Nemo boys dominated the game from start to finish. But Mallow never gave up and they kept themselves in the game for long periods thanks to some excellent play by their dangerous full forward. But overall Nemo were the better-balanced team and they won out on a score line of 3-11 to 3-03.


Fe 15 C3 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Sun Mar 24th

The Fe 15 C3 team travelled to St Finbarr’s for their first league game of the year last weekend. This was an opportunity to test the Nemo panel. But they came p against a very strong Barrs outfit who dominated the game from start to finish. Nemo tried hard but could never get a foothold in the game. The Barrs ran out deserved and comfortable winners.


Fe 14 C3 Football League vs Valley Rovers Mon Mar 18th

The Fe 14 C3 team played an excellent game at home to Valley Rovers on Bank holiday Monday. This was a great game of football played between two very good and attack minded teams. There was never more than a score between the teams and some of the attacking play was excellent. In the end the visitors, thanks to a late goal and a few points, had a deserved 3-11 to 2-09 win. But well done to the Nemo boys for their display. It augers well for the rest of their league campaign.


Fe 13 G1 Football League vs Midleton Sat Mar 9th

The Fe 13 footballers got their league off to a start with a hard-fought win at home to Midleton earlier this month. This was a real goal fest with some great attacking football on offer from both sides. Nemo were never led in this game but Midleton certainly gave a very good account of themselves. In the end the Nemo boys prevailed on a score line of 5-05 to 3-06.


Fe 13 G1 Football League vs Glanmire Sat Mar 23rd

Next up for the Fe 13 boys was a home match against Glanmire, After the highs of the Midleton game, this was a different affair. Glanmire were excellent and dominated the game. Their point taking was very good. Nemo had no answer to this, but they did stay in the game thanks to some well worked goals. But in the end Glanmire’s ability to take their points proved the difference. Final score was 3-11 to 3-01 for the visitors.


Fe 13 C3 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Sun Mar 10th

The Fe 13 C3 team opened their league with a hard-fought win away to local rivals St Finbarr’s. The boys had to dig deep for the win against a very determined home outfit. The game was tight throughout with the lead changing hands several times. A shower of hailstones during the game didn’t dampen the spirits. Both sides played through the bad weather with gusto. In the end a few late well taken goals sealed the win for the Nemo boys on a score line of 4-07 to 2-06.


Fe 13 C3 Football League vs Eire Og Sun Mar 24th

Next up for the Fe 13 C3 team was a home tie against Eire Og. This was a game dominated by Nemo. It was a great chance for Nemo to give the whole panel game time and the boys enjoyed the football. They scored some great goals and points to run out deserved wines despite the best effort of a gallant Eire Og team.


Fe 12 C3 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Sat Mar 9th

The Fe 12 C3 team started their league campaign with a home tie against near neighbours St Finbarr’s. The first half was very even with the team’s level on several occasions. At half time it was a draw. But two early goals in the second half gave Nemo a cushion and they went on to win the tie comfortably in the end.


Fe 12 G1 Football League vs Glanmire Fri Mar 15th

The Fe 12 G1 team travelled to Glanmire for a floodlit game earlier this month. This was a great game of football played on a heavy pitch. The sides were very even and there was never more than a kick of a ball between the team. Both teams scored great goals. But the difference in the end was the Nemo boy’s ability to score points. Nemo went in a point up at half time. They went behind early in the second half but fought back well. They had a hard fought but deserved 4-07 to 5-02 win.


Fe 7/8/9/10/11 Activity in March

The younger boys have also been busy in March. The Fe 11s had a league game against Cobh. Nemo had 35 boys participating and won all their games. The F e10s participated in a hurling blitz against Argideen rangers, Lee Gaels and St Colmans. 20 Nemo boys played in 10 aside games and they were very competitive. Only St Colmans were a bit ahead of the Nemo boys in terms of skills. The Fe 10s also played a football league game against St Michaels. St Michaels were stronger than Nemo on the day. The Fe 9s played a challenge against Bishopstown and Ballincollig earlier in the month in preparation for their league opener against St Finbarrs last week. They are paying very good football and with a panel of 30+ players are doing very well. The Fe 8s had their first outing on the 4G pitch in PUC last weekend. 45 boys participated, and they had a great time. So, plenty of activity for our younger players in March.


Girls Fe 16 A Football League vs St Vals Sat Mar 9th

The girl’s Fe 16 team started their league campaign with a great win over rivals St Vals earlier in the month. Played in Trabeg on a very windy day it was a game of two halves. Nemo were up 1-05 to 0-02 at half time. But they had to fight hard in the second half to hang on for a very hard fought 1-06 to 1-05 win. Well done to both teams for handling the conditions so well and providing some top-class football entertainment.


Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Bishopstown Sun Mar 10th

The Fe 12 girls travelled to Bishopstown for a football challenge earlier this month. It was a great chance to knock the cob webs off and the girls played two games winning both. The full panel played in the games and really enjoyed their football. Many thanks to Bishopstown for hosting the game.


Girls Fe 14 Feile Football Qualifiers Mon Mar 18th

The girl’s Fe 14 footballers participated in the Feile qualifiers in Ovens on bank holiday Monday. They started with a very close game against Bishopstown This ended in a draw. Next up was Ballincollig and here the girls played very well to record a good win. Their final and decisive game was against the home team Eire Og. This was a great game and both teams played very well. The sides were level at 1-01 each at half time. But Nemo missed some gilt-edged chances early in the second half. Eire Og were not as wasteful, and they scored two late points to record a 1-03 to 1-01 win. Unfortunately, this meant Nemo did not qualify but they can be very proud of their efforts. 26 girls took part and they really enjoyed the experience.


Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Douglas Sat Mar 23rd

The Fe 12 girls played an entertaining football challenge against near rivals Douglas last Saturday in Trabeg. Both clubs had enough players for two teams. In the two games there wasn’t a whole lot between the teams, but Nemo came out on top in the end in both. Thanks to Douglas for providing the challenge.


Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs Eire Og Sun Mar 24th

The Fe 14 girls renewed their rivalry with Eire Og last Sunday in Trabeg. As per the Feile qualifier this was a very close game. Both teams played some excellent football, and both had periods of dominance. But Nemo didn’t take some easy chances, and this left the door open for the visitors to capitalize on their chances. In the end Nemo lost on a score line of 3-11 to 2-06.


Fe 18 Camogie vs St Colums Sun Mar 24th

The minor camogie team started their league campaign at home to St Colums                  last weekend. In a tough encounter Nemo came out on top thanks to two very well taken goals. The Nemo defence was excellent throughout and they played some great hurling to keep the St Colum forwards at bay. In the end Nemo had a well-deserved 2-03 to 0-04 win. A great start to the league for the girls.


Street Leagues 2019 

The 48th annual Nemo Rangers Street leagues is fast approaching. First games are scheduled for Friday April 5th. 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)