Underage News May 2019 - 2019-05-21 13:36:00

Cul Camps in Nemo this Summer

Nemo are hosting two cul camps this Summer. The first will be from July the 1st to July the 5th. The second will be later in the Summer from August 19th to the 23rd. Go to the Kellogs cul camp web page and book your child’s place now for a guaranteed week of GAA fun activity. https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/

Minor Football Activity 

The minor boys P1 football team continued their league campaign with an away tie against Carrigaline early in May. This was a hard-fought contest with defenses on top. At half time Nemo had a one-point lead. They dominated the second half in terms of possession but couldn’t put the home side away. This made for a nervous finish. But in the end, they prevailed on a score line of 0-12 to 0-08. This was the last league game for the boys as they take their exam break. The boys not doing exams switched to the non-exam league and they had their opening tie against St Finbarrs mid-May. The game was played in Togher and proved to be a very open and entertaining affair. The game ended in a draw on a score line of Nemo 2-16 to 0-22 for the Barrs.

Fe 16 Football activity 

The Fe 16 boys continued their P2 league campaign with a tricky trip to the Glen to play St Nicks earlier this month. Against a strong wind the boys struggled in the first half and they were 5 points down at half time. But they really played well in the second half kicking some lovely points. Indeed, they kicked 13 points in the 2nd half which was enough for them to win the game 0-16 to 2-07. Next up was a home game against Ballygarvan who they will meet later in the Summer in the championship. Again, they boys started badly and were soon 7 points behind. But a fortunate goal steadied them, and they went in at half time just 3 points behind 1-07 to 1-04. In the second half the Nemo boys really took off and scored some great goals to take the lead. But Ballygarvan never gave up and they kept the score board ticking over with excellent points. A late goal for the visitors made for a very nervous finish but the Nemo boys just about did enough to deserve a 4-10 to 2-14 win. We look forward to the rematch in the championship. The Fe 16 boys now take a well-deserved exam break.

Fe 15 Football Activity

The Fe 15 boys turned their attention to football this month. The P1 team had a home league game against Carrigaline early in the month. This was a game that Nemo dominated from start to finish. They scored some lovely well worked goals and points to record a comfortable 4-12 to 0-03 win. They followed this up with a home tie against St Michaels. This was a tough encounter. Nemo played with a strong breeze in the first half and they kicked some great long-range points. It looked like the game could be over by half time, but St Michaels struck for a well taken goal late in the half to give them hope for the second half. The second half was a very even affair. St Michaels tried hard to get back into the game but probably went for goals too often when easy points were on offer. At the other end of the field Nemo struck twice on the counter attack for goals. This effectively decide the contest and they ran out comfortable winners 2-14 to 1-03.

Fe 14 Football Activity

The Fe 14 boys turned their attention to football for the last several weeks. Late in April they had a great win over Fermoy in the P1 football league. They held their opponents scoreless in he first half. Fermoy rallied in the second half and won that, but Nemo had done the damage in the first half to record a 4-14 to 1-06 win. Next up was a home tie against Valley Rovers for the P1 team. This was the opposite to the Fermoy game with Nemo playing second fiddle in the first half to a rampant Valley team. Valley scored at will and Nemo had a mountain to climb at half time. To their credit Nemo fought hard in the second half and got back into the game. But the damage had been done in the first half and Valley only had to keep the score board ticking over. In the end Nemo lost 7-05 to 2-10. The P1 team took on Glanmire in the middle of the month at home. This was a great game with some great scores taken by both sides. Glanmire were rampant early on and were 3-08 to 0-03 up at one stage in the first half. Nemo rallied in the second half and got it back to a two-score game. But Glanmire struck for several goals on the break that swung the game in their favour. Final score was 6-10 to 2-10 for the visitors. It should be noted that the Glanmire goalkeeper made some fine saves on the night. It could have been much closer only for his efforts. A good battling display by the Nemo boys though as they prepare for Feile. The C3 team took on Inisscarra early in May in Ballyanly. They played very well and recorded a comfortable victory. They continued their good form with an away tie against Aghada. This was a much closer affair but still the Nemo boys prevailed on a score line of 5-10 to 5-06. Next up for the C3 team was Carrigaline at home on the 18th. Playing against the wind the went behind early on. But they started to get into the game close to half time. In the second half they played well as a team with 8 different players getting on the score sheet. The excellent team work meant they ran out well-deserved winners 6-11 to 2-08. Three wins from three games for the C3 team is a great return for the month.

Fe 13 Football and Hurling Activity

The Fe 13 boys continued their football league campaign this month. They started with and away game to Bishopstown in the G1 league. This was a very good game and very close throughout. However, a couple of unfortunate goals swung the game for the home side. Nemo lost 4-06 to 2-06. Next up for the G1 team was Ballincollig at home. This was a cracking game with the lead exchanging hand several times. In the end Nemo had to rely on a last-minute goal to save a point. The game ended in a draw Nemo 3-04 to 2-07 for the visitors. The C3 team entertained Ballincollig for their next league game. The boys played some excellent football to record a 3-08 to 1-04 win. Next up for the C3 team was an away trip to Bandon. They were on top form in this game and scored some wonderful points to record a 3-17 to 2-03 win. The G1 team then took on Douglas away on May 13th. Douglas dominated this game for long periods and this was reflected on the score board. Not that Nemo didn’t have some good patches of play – they did. But Douglas proved too strong. Final score was 4-12 to 2-05 for the home side. Next the Fe 13 boys turned their attention to hurling where they took on mighty Blackrock in the P2 league. This was a great game of hurling with the sides exchanging scores regularly. On a lovely night in Trabeg it served up some great entertainment. Both sides scored some great goals and points and the stickwork was of a high standard. Nemo got on top in the second half and managed to get the few scores that pushed them to victory. Final score was 5-08 to 3-06 for Nemo. A very good result against a strong Blackrock team.

Fe 12 Football and Hurling activity

The Fe 12 footballers started the month with a challenge game against Glanmire. Both the G1 and the C3 panels took part so two games were played. Nemo won one and lost one. It was a good workout for the boys as they had not played a football game in a few weeks as they had been concentrating on hurling. Thanks to Glanmire for providing the challenge. Next the U12 hurlers took on Shamrocks in a league game in Trabeg. This was a ding-dong affair with some great scores and great hurling from both sides. There was never more than a puck of a ball between the teams. With a minute to go the visitors held a one-point lead. But Nemo had one more attack and a ball lobbed into the square wasn’t cleared and in the ruck that followed somehow a Nemo forward managed to poke the sliotar over the line for the winning score. Shamrocks didn’t have time to recover and Nemo prevailed on a score line of 2-05 to 2-03. In truth a draw would have been a fair result, but Nemo’s luck was in. Well done to both teams for the heart and determination they showed. Next up was a football league game for the G1 team against Bishopstown. This was a very good game of football with the sides level several times during the hour. It looked like it might be heading for a draw, but Nemo struck for two late goals to give them the spoils on a score line of 3-14 to 2-07. In truth the game was a lot closer then the score line would suggest. Next up the Fe 12 C3 team took on Douglas. In a low scoring but entertaining game the Nemo boys performed very well. They were a little wasteful up front and that would prove to be their undoing. A late goal from Douglas finally settled the contest in their favour. Final score was Douglas 1-06 Nemo 0-03. A good effort from the Nemo boys. Next up the G1 footballers took on Douglas at home in the league. Nemo were short a lot of regulars on the day, but they still played well and fought to the last. Douglas were that bit sharper in front of goal and they recorded a comfortable win. But the Nemo mentors were pleased with the performance given the number of players that they were missing. The C3 team played Bishopstown away in the league. In an entertaining game the home side came out on top on a score of 3-08 to 1-03.

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

The younger boys have also been very busy in May. The Fe 11s participated in the John Kerin’s Tournament qualifiers late in April. With enough players for two teams Nemo decided to play one team in the first half of the games and a second team in the second half. The boys had a great time and played games against Macroom, Castlehaven, Na Piarsaigh and Bishopstown. They didn’t qualify but everyone participated and enjoyed the football. They followed this with a league game against Douglas. With both clubs having enough players for 3 teams, 3 games were played. Douglas came out on top, but the games were competitive with good football played by the Nemo boys. They then switched to hurling where the Fe 11 boys took on Ballygarvan. Nemo had enough for two teams and two very close games were played. They won one game and lost the other. So, honours even on the day. Finally, the Fe 11 boys had football league games against Bride Rovers and Ballincollig. Nemo had enough for three teams and played selections from both clubs. The Nemo boys played very well in all the games and came out on top in most. The Fe 10 boys had football league games against St Vincents where they won well. They played Sarsfields in the hurling league and held their own winning a game and loosing a game. The Fe 9 boys played Glanmire in their league. 3 teams were formed, and 9 games played. The games were very even, and a draw was declared. They then took on Blackrock in the hurling league. Three teams were formed, and 9 games were played. Blackrock just about edged it, but the Nemo boys matched them for hurling skill and determination.  The Fe 8’s have had a football blitz against Bishopstown and a hurling blitz against the same opposition. Numbers attending both were excellent and the boys continue to learn the skills of both codes. The Fe 7s took part in a football blitz on the 4G pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. They had a great time with great numbers participating.

Girls Fe 16 Football Activity

The girl’s Fe 16 A team played Carrigaline earlier in the month. The girls played some excellent attacking football and they kept the score board ticking over throughout the game. Carrigaline tried hard and got some good scores themselves. But the Nemo forwards were in great form and they recorded a deserved 7-11 to 4-05 win. Next up for the girls was a Fe 16 B game at home to Ballyphehane. The girls played very well in this contest and recorded a comfortable win. The A team then turned their attention to an away game vs Bishopstown. Again, the girls were really on fire up front and they tore through the Bishopstown defence time and time again to get some excellent goals and points. In the end they recorded an 8-10 to 1-08 win. The Fe 16 B team played Ballinhassig in the league. Played away this was another very high scoring game. The Nemo forwards were in brilliant form on the night and they scored some terrific goals. Ballinhassig tried hard and got some good scores themselves but in the end, Nemo recorded a comfortable 6-11 to 2-08 win.

Girls Fe 14 Football Activity

The girl’s Fe 14 team played Bandon in a challenge game earlier this month. They were rusty and were well behind at half time. But the girls rallied in the second half to only loose by 2 points. Next up was a league game away to Douglas for the A team. This was a cracking contest with goals and points scored freely by both teams. It was nip and tuck throughout with never more than a kick of a ball between the teams. In the end though Douglas prevailed on a score line of 8-04 to 5-09. The Nemo B team then travelled to take on Eire Og in the D league. Eire Og proved too strong on the night and recorded a comfortable win. The Nemo girl’s performance was encouraging with some good patches of play form them during the game.

Girls Fe 12 Football Activity

The Fe 12 girls have had a busy few weeks on the football field. They started the month with an A league game against Bishopstown. In a lively encounter the girls were wasteful in front of goal. They lost 4-08 to 2-04. The Fe 12 C team played Donoughmore in the D league. Donoughmore proved far too strong on the night and recorded a comfortable win. Next up for the C team was Eire Og. This was a much better performance by the Nemo girls and they were very competitive in this game. They lost narrowly 3-04 to 1-04. The B team also took on Eire Og B in Trabeg. This was also a very close game with very little to separate the teams. Except that Eire Og were sharper in front of goal. The Nemo girls missed a lot of chances and they ended up loosing 3-06 to 2-03. But overall a good performance by both the B and C teams. Next up for the Fe 12 B team was St Vals. This was a great performance by the girls. The sides were level with 10 minutes to go. But St Vals struck for two late goals to steal the points. Final score was 4-07 to 3-04. The B team then took on Bishopstown in the league. This was a great all-round performance. They recorded their first league win on a score line of 5-03 to 1-01. Finally, the A team took on near neighbours and great rivals Douglas. It was a must win game for the girls to keep their season alive. Finally, everything clicked for the girls and they produced a great performance. The first half was nip and tuck with Nemo leading 4-01 to 3-02 at the break. But the Nemo girls cut loose in the second half to win the game 7-06 to 4-02. It was the best performance by the team this year. Another win for the girls and they will have secured a playoff place.

Camogie Activity in May

The Fe 12 girls had a great win on the road against Kilworth. The Nemo girls first touch was excellent, and they were dominant all over the field. They recorded a 6-01 to 0-02 win. They also played Buttevant in the league and excelled in that game also. The played some great hurling to win by 5-02 to 1-00. Two wins on the road for the Fe 12s – well done to all involved. The Fe 15 girls played Blackrock in a league game during the month. Again, this was a very good display by the girls. They battled right to the end. They were only 2 points down at half time, but the Rockies did get some good scores early in the second half to put some daylight between the sides. Nemo finished strongly with some fine scores themselves, but it was not enough as Blackrock ran out deserved winners. The Fe 8 camogie girls hosted a blitz with Brian Dillons and Douglas earlier this month. The girls had enough players for two teams and each team played 3 games. The games were very competitive, and the girls had a great time. The Fe 14 girls played a game at home to Rockban in mid-May. They played some excellent hurling on the night. There wasn’t much between the team’s skill wise, but Nemo’s forwards had their eye in for goals. They eventually won 7-03 to 0-04.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)