Fe 18 P1 Football League vs Carrigaline Weds Mar 8th
On a tough night for football the minor boys continued their P1 league campaign with a tough away assignment against Carrigaline. This was a very close and hard fought affair. The first half was nip and tuck with neither team getting too far ahead at any stage. The game opened up in the second half but it was the Carrigaline boys who found the range that bit easier than Nemo. In the end the final score was 2-08 to 2-05 for the home side. The Nemo boys performed well and if they had taken more of their point scoring chances the score would have been even closer. Overall a good performance with plenty to work on.
Fe 12 P1 Football League vs St Finbarrs Sat Mar 11th
The Fe 12 boys opened their league campaign with a home tie against the Barrs last week. Nemo started well but found it difficult to take advantage of their early dominance. Halfway through the first half, they were ahead by 3 points with scores from Colin Molloy, Joe Lyons and Patrick Power. St Finbarrs scored a goal against the run of play when Nemo failed to clear their lines. For the next 5 mins the Barrs enjoyed their best spell with 3 unanswered points of their own. Nemo settled again with a goal from Liam Jordan after a great run through the middle. At half time the score was 1-03 each. Nemo had a slight wind in the second half but were unable to put themselves in a winning position. They had opportunities with the Barrs being saved by their crossbar and the brilliance of their goalkeeper - including a brilliant penalty save. At the other end, Nemo were thankful for their goalkeeper Daniel Quinn and Fullback Shay Murphy who held their nerve at vital times. Nemo took the lead with a pointed free from Liam Healy but the Barrs equalised late on. Final score was 1-04 to 1-04. A share of the spoils and overall a fair result.
Fe 18 C3 Football League vs Eire Og Sat Mar 11th
Played in Ovens the minor C3 team had a comfortable win over the home side. They were never in trouble and with their defense on top at all times they had plenty to spare. Eire Og never gave up but the Nemo defenders were in a mean mood throughout the game. Final score was 1-14 to 0-04 for Nemo.
Fe 14 P2 Football League vs St Nicks Sat Mar 11th
The Fe 14 boys travelled to the north side for a league game against their rivals St Nicks last week. The first half was a very close affair with the sides trading points. At the short whistle Nemo were ahead by 0-03 to 0-02. However the game opened up in the second half and this suited Nemo. The scores started to come from the lively Nemo forward line. To be fair St Nicks never gave up put in the end Nemo had a comfortable 3-08 to 1-02 victory.
Indoor Hurling Finals Sat Mar 11th
Completing the winter’s nursery hurling programme the annual Nemo indoor hurling finals took place last Saturday. This is open to boys and girls aged from 6 to 8 years of age. 50 girls and 75 boys took part in a great morning’s hurling where they got to show off their skills to their proud parents and families. Medals and party bags were presented to everyone and all had a great time. It’s on to Street leagues action now for the boys and girls.
Girls Fe 16 A Football League vs Bishopstown Sun Mar 12th
Played in Trabeg the Fe 16 girls proved to be far too strong for their near neighbors and rivals Bishopstown. The Nemo girls defended very well and Bishopstown struggled to get scores. At the other end the Nemo forwards, once they settled, had an easier afternoon. In the end the final score was 3-10 to 0-02 for Nemo.
Girls Fe 14 Football Challenge vs Valley Rovers Sun Mar 12th
The girls had an away challenge against Valley Rovers in Inisshannon last week. The first half belonged to Nemo and their forward play was very slick. They led by 8 points at the break. But Valley stormed into the game in the second half and soon reeled in the Nemo girls lead. In the end Valley won by a single point. It was a very useful run out for the Nemo girls and we thank Valley for hosting the challenge.
Fe 15 C3 Football League vs Valley Rovers Sun Mar 12th
Played in Trabeg this was a game of two halves. There was a howling wind blowing from one end of the pitch to the other. Nemo won the toss and elected to play with the wind. At first this seemed like a good move as they scored a few early points and added to this a lovely goal by Conor Casey. But Valley defended really well – despite being under huge pressure. They were helped by some wayward Nemo shooting and the Nemo forwards trying to get goals late in the half when points were on offer. At half time the score was 2-03 to 0-00 for Nemo. But the second half was a different affair. With the aid of the wind the shoe was on the other foot and Valley started to chip away at the Nemo lead. But for some brilliant full back play from Tom Rea Valley would have been out of sight. As it was they eventually took the lead with 3 minutes on the clock. It looked gone for Nemo. But they managed to gather themselves for one last assault. In a great end to end move Roger Timon scored a late equalizer. Indeed Nemo could have won it from the subsequent kick out as they won the ball but they snatched at the chance and kicked the ball wide. At that the ref blew the whistle. Final score was 2-04 to 2-04. Given the wind conditions a draw was a fair result as both sides tried very hard despite the conditions.
Fe 15 C3 Football League vs Carrigaline Sat Mar 18th
Played in Carrigaline last Saturday it was another game where the wind was a huge factor, Nemo lost the toss and played against the elements in the first half. But this week their defense was totally on top. Stand out performances from Ryan O’Leary, Peter Callanan and Rhys Keeley lay the platform for their attack to function. Their link play was excellent and soon the scores came including a goal from lively half forward Conor Casey. Half time the score was 1-05 to 0-02 for Nemo. The second half was never going to be easy for Carrigaline against the wind. They never gave up but the Nemo forwards had too much possession to be beaten. With Roger Timon and Robert Dermody scoring some lovely points and Ally McAuliffe chipping in with a late goal the Nemo boys had a well-deserved 2-13 to 0-02 win.
Fe 14 C3 Football League vs Sliabh Rua Sat Mar 18th
Played in Trabeg the Fe 14 C3 team had a great game against their rivals from Riverstick. Nemo played very well early on but just before half time the Sliabh Rua boys got a run on them and scored 3 unanswered goals. But in the second half Nemo came back into it and soon were a point ahead. But Sliabh Rua got another goal against the run of play and ended up winning by 4 points. It could have been more for Sliabh Rua but for some outstanding goalkeeping from Nemo man of the match Ryan O’Neill. Final score was 4-03 to 2-05 for Sliabh Rua.
Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Carrigaline Sat Mar 18th
An away game for the Fe 12 boys. Carrigaline started very well and were soon 1-04 to no score up. But Nemo settled and started to find the net from some great outfield moves. Half time Nemo led 4-01 to 1-06. It was still very close 10 minutes into the second half but Nemo hit a purple patch and scored 1-06 without reply to seal the win. Final score was 5-08 to 2-08 for Nemo.
Fe 11 Football League vs St Michaels Sat Mar 18th
The Fe 11s travelled to Mahon for a lively league encounter last Saturday. Both clubs formed two teams. Both Nemo Dubh and Nemo Glas did very well and won both games. The standard of football was very high and very competitive.
Fe 10 Football League vs Mallow Sat Mar 18th
The Fe 10 footballers travelled to Mallow for their first league game last Saturday. Again two teams were formed and both Nemo Glas and Nemo Dubh did very well. They won one game and lost one game. So honours even. The football was of a high standard with both clubs showing the benefit of the boy’s years in the Nursery grades. Well down to both sets of players for serving up and entertaining morning’s football.
The Nemo coaches were well pleased with the boy’s efforts.
Fe 9 Football League vs Aghabullogue Sat Mar 18th
27 Fe 9 Nemo boys travelled to Coachford for a league game with home team Aghabullogue. Both clubs had sufficient players for two teams. Go games rules were adhered to and both Nemo Dubh and Nemo Glas won. The boys really enjoyed the morning’s football and everyone had a great time. Well done to all involved.
Fe 15 P1 Football League vs Inisscarra Sun Mar 19th
Played in Ballyanly this proved to be a tough encounter. Inisscarra started really well and soon raced into a 0-07 to 0-02 lead. But Nemo scored a goal against the run of play and that seemed to spur them on. Still Inisscarra held a slender one point lead at half time. The second half was a really close affair. Scores were hard to come by. Nemo broke through for another goal from lively half forward Alex Lane to grab the lead. With Nemo goalie Luke Towler in excellent form Inisscarra were restricted to points. For Nemo Alan Barry was deadly accurate from placed balls. In the end Nemo had a just about deserved one goal win – 3-06 to 0-012. The standard of play from both teams was very high and the Nemo mentors were delighted with the progress the team is making.
Fe 14 P2 Football League vs Carbery Rangers Sun Mar 19th
Played in Trabeg Nemo came up against an excellent Carbery Rangers side last Sunday. The early exchanges were close but Carbery had a number of standout individuals who were very hard to stop. At half time the score was 7-06 to 4-02 for Carbery. Nemo didn’t give up in the second half but found scores much harder to take. Carbery were that bit slicker up front. In the end Carbery had a comfortable win. But credit to the Nemo boys for their never say die attitude. Final score was 9-12 to 4-05 for Carbery.
Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Valley Rovers Sun Mar 19th
Played in Trabeg the Nemo boys started slowly and soon were 1-01 to no score behind. But they settled and started to play some great football. At half time they lead by 3-04 to 2-01. They continued to play some great football in the second half and they finished deserved nine point winners. Final score was 4-08 to 3-02 for Nemo.
Fe 15 Camogie Challenge vs St Finbarrs Sun Mar 19th
Played in Togher the Nemo girls had a very useful challenge match against their rivals St Finbarrs. The early exchanges were close but eventually the Nemo girls got on top to record a 6-05 to 1-03 win. A very good work out for both teams and we thank St Finbarrs for hosting the game.
Fe 16 P1 Football League vs Carrigaline Mon Mar 20th
Played last Monday night in Carrigaline this was a very close and hard fought game. Carrigaline were quick off the mark with some nice points but Nemo settled well. At half time the scores were level at 1-03 apiece. The second half was a ding dong affair with Carrigaline always in front but never more than by a single score. Particularly prominent for Nemo were Alan Barry, Charlie Coughlan and David Cotter. In the end Carrigaline won by a kick of a ball. Final score was 3-08 to 3-05. This was the Fe 16 boys first game of the year and overall the Nemo mentors were very pleased with their performance.
Other Club News
Street leagues are set to commence on Friday April the 7th. Open to boys and girls aged from 5 to 10 years old. All are welcome. It’s not too late to register. Contact the club for details.
This year’s Easter camp will be run from April the 19th to the 21st inclusive. Registrations are now being taken in the club and this is open to boys and girls aged 12 and below. Camp will run from 10 to 2 each day and the price is 30Euro per child.
The Cul Camp in Nemo will take place from the 3rd to the 7th of July. Bookings are on line at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/.
The younger boys and girls took part in this year’s Douglas Village St Patrick’s Day parade. Over a hundred boys and girls participated and all had a great time.
Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)