Underage Report April 4th 2017 - 04/04/2017

Fe 18 P1 Football League vs Bishopstown Fri Mar 21st 

Played in Trabeg the minor boys continued their good league form against local rivals Bishopstown. They started slowly and soon found themselves 1-02 to no score down. But they settled well and by half time they were a point ahead. They held the lead throughout the second half and ran out 2-12 to 2-09 winners in the end.

Fe 15 P1 Football League vs Ballincollig Fri Mar 21st 

The Fe 15 boys made the short journey to Ballincollig for a very enjoyable game of football under lights last week. They started very well and were soon 1-05 to no score ahead. Ballincollig had created several scoring chances but their wayward shooting was leaving them down. They soon started to find the range and aided by a good goal they got right back into the game. At half time Nemo lead by 1-06 to 1-04. Ballincollig started the second half really well and soon the sides were level. Nemo struck for a great goal from Kevin Looney to re-take the lead. But midway through the second half Ballincollig hit a purple patch. They scored 2-04 without reply to lead by 7 coming into the last 5 minutes, Nemo never gave up and kept pressing right until the end. They scored two points that could easily have been goals. But in the end they ran out of time and Ballincollig ran out deserved winners on a score line of 3-11 to 2-09. It was a very good standard of football from both teams and a very enjoyable contest.

Fe 13 P1 Football League vs Glanmire Sat Mar 25th 

Played in Trabeg the wind had a big part to play in this game. Nemo were aided by the elements in the 1st half and playing really well opened up a commanding 10 point lead. But Glanmire struck for two goals just before half time to give them a life line. The goals swung the momentum in Glanmire’s direction and they dominated the early period of the second half. Eventually they struck for the lead and held it until the end. Nemo had at least 3 great goal chances to draw the game but in the end it was not to be. Glanmire won on score line of 4-08 to 3-08. The Nemo mentors were pleased with the effort made by their charges and were happy with the high skill level displayed.

Fe 11 Football League vs Youghal Sat Mar 25th 

The Fe 11 boys had an enjoyable trip away to Youghal last week. Both clubs had enough players for two teams. Both games were of a high standard with lots of skill in evidence. In the end the Nemo boys triumphed in both contests. They played very well and their coaches were very happy with the performance. Well done to Youghal also who contributed to a very enjoyable hours football.

Fe 9 Hurling League vs Na Piarsaigh Sat Mar 25th 

The Fe 9 boys travelled to Na Piarsaigh last week for a highly enjoyable hurling contest. Each club had two teams. Both Na Piarsaigh teams were excellent and really showed a high level of skill with the stick. The damage was done in the 1st half in both games. But Nemo rallied and they performed much better in the 2nd half of both games. In the end they lost both but it was a valuable lesson learned for them. Well done to the Na Piarsaigh boys and their mentors for the fine display of hurling they gave.  Nemo will learn from the experience.

Fe 8 Hurling Blitz Cloughduv Sat Mar 25th 

The Fe 8 boys travelled to Cloughduv for a morning’s hurling last week. They had enough for two teams and they played selections from Erins Own, Ballinhassig and Cloughduv. They played really well and were competitive in all games. The boys had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. Many thanks to our generous hosts Cloughduv.

Girls Fe 14 B2 Football League vs Carrigaline Sat Mar 25th 

Played in Trabeg this game proved to be a goal feast. The sides were never more than a score apart in an absorbing contest. There was just a kick of a ball between them at half time with Nemo just shading it. But Carrigaline quickly equalized in the second half. The ding dong battle continued right to the end. A draw was a fair result with the final score reading 5-03 to 5-03. Well done to both sets of players for a very enjoyable game.

Fe 15 C3 Football League vs Ballincollig Sun Mar 26th 

The boys had a home game against Ballincollig last Saturday morning. The strong wind blew straight across the pitch and to a large extent this made accurate passing very difficult. Ballincollig settled well and were soon 1-03 to no score up. But Nemo settled and a goal from lively half forward Conor Casey and a point from center back Roger Timon brought Nemo right back into it. But Ballincollig struck for what was to prove a decisive goal just before half time. Half time it was 2-03 to 1-01. The second half started well for Nemo. Points from full forward Conor O’Keeffe and an excellent point from hard working half forward Matthew Kearney left just a kick of a ball between them. But that was as close as Nemo got. Ballincollig hit a purple patch and scored 1-04 to no reply to lead by 10 points going into the last 5 minutes, but this Nemo team always shows lots of heart and they scored the last 3 points to put a fairer reflection on the score board. Final score was 3-07 to 1-06 for Ballincollig. The Nemo mentors were very happy with the performance of the Nemo boys who tried hard right to the final whistle.

Fe 13 C3 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Sun Mar 26th 

Played in Trabeg this was another game dominated by the wind. Nemo had it in the first half but really couldn’t reflect their dominance on the score board. They were just a point up at half time. This meant for a difficult second half. The Barrs dominated and eventually managed to get through the excellent Nemo defense. Nemo never gave up and kept trying right to the end. But the final score was 4-05 to 0-04 for the visitors. Well done to the Nemo boys for the great heart they showed throughout a difficult hour’s football.

Fe 18 C3 Football League vs Na Piarsaigh Tues Mar 28th 

Played away an understrength Nemo team had a great tussle with their north side rivals. Nemo played some excellent football and they were in front with 10 minutes to go. But the home side rattled off three unanswered points to win the game on a score line of 2-09 to 3-08. Nemo had chances to win the game but were a little unlucky in front of goal. A good performance though and an excellent game of football.

Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Ballygarvan Tues Mar 28th 

Played away the girls had a very useful challenge match last week against Ballygarvan. Defenses were on top in what turned out to be a low scoring affair. In the end Nemo won 1-04 to 1-01. Many thanks to our hosts for the challenge. It was a very useful exercise and the Nemo girls learned from the experience.

Fe 16 P1 Football League vs St Finbarr’s Wed Mar 29th 

The Fe 16 boys travelled to Togher to play their great rivals last Wednesday. Conditions were terrible with a howling wind and rain falling for the whole hour. Nemo played against the elements in the first half. Their defense was excellent with Colin Twohig excellent in goal. At half time they were right in the game just 4 points behind on a score line of 0-08 to 0-04. They started the second half well with a great goal from full forward Patrick Campbell. But soon after they lost Patrick and Eoin Nation to injuries. The Barrs started to get on top and scored a great goal themselves to leave the score at 1-10 to 1-05 with just 12 minutes remaining. But with Robbie Shalloe and David Cotter thundering into the game Nemo got right back into it. A goal from Robert Dillon and some well kicked placed balls by Alan Barry had the boys right back in the game. Late in the game Robbie Shalloe burst forward from midfield for a great individual goal to give Nemo the lead. They were still scary moments for Nemo but defenders Luke Horgan, John Holland and Charlie Coughlan did some great work to keep Nemo in front. In the end the Nemo boys had a deserved 3-09 to 1-12 win. Given the quality of the players they lost early in the second half this was an excellent result and a testament to their strength in depth. Well done to both teams for producing such and exciting game of football under the conditions that prevailed.

Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Ballincollig Fri Mar 31st 

Played in Trabeg last Friday, Ballincollig opened the scoring but Nemo soon settled down and played some great football in the 1st half. The score at half time was 3-04 to 0-6 for Nemo. Liam Jordan and Eoin Murray proved a constant threat in the forward line with 1-02 each, with Daniel Quinn & Shay Murphy keeping the goal threat away at the other end. Ballincollig battled back into the game in the second half, storming into the game with a couple of goals despite the great efforts of Luke Dunford in goal. The game was level towards the end but Nemo showed great composure to get a winning goal from Patrick Power and an insurance point from Joe Lyons. Final score was 5-05 to 2-10 for Nemo.

Fe 16 Hurling Challenge vs Erins Own Fri Mar 31st 

The Fe 16 hurlers started their year with a very useful challenge at home to Erins Own last Friday. They started slowly and were soon 1-03 to 0-01 behind. But thanks to some driving runs by center back Colin Twohig and aerial catches by midfielder Alan Barry they got back into the game. A great goal by Graham Stack just before half time left the score at 1-05 to 1-03 at the break. Nemo started the second half in great style and points from Mark Harrington, Matthew Kearney and David Cotter soon had them in front. Erins Own managed to equalize and for the next 10 minutes the sides traded scores. But the last 15 minutes belonged to a very fit Nemo team with goals from Roger Timon and Mark Harrington sealing a well-deserved win. The challenge was very useful and knocked the cob-webs off both sides in terms or hurling. Many thanks to Erins Own for travelling to Trabeg to provide the challenge.

Fe 14 Feile Peil Qualifiers Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 14 footballers travelled to Carrigaline for their Feile Peil qualifiers last Saturday. First up was the home side and unfortunately Nemo started very slowly. They were 4 goals down at half time. But they rallied in the second half. They played some great football and but for some near misses they could have won the game. In the end they left themselves a mountain to climb and they lost 4-02 to 2-01. Their second outing was against Castlehaven and this time Nemo were flying right from the throw in. They dominated this game from start to finish to eventually win 5-06 to 1-02. Next up Cobh. Again Nemo started well but this time had to weather a late storm from their rivals before eventually winning on a score line of 3-03 to 2-01. Their last game was against Sliabh Rua and by this stage the boys were starting to tire. As were Sliabh Rua. But it was Sliabh Rua who dominated earlier on and they were 0-03 to 0-02 up at half time. But Nemo rallied in the second half and scored some great long range points to eventually win on a score line of 0-05 to 0-03. Three wins out of four was not enough however as Carrigaline were unbeaten and qualified out of the group for the division 1 semifinals. However, great credit must go to the Nemo boys who played some excellent football and tried their level best. It was a great effort. Best for Nemo were Bryan Reddy, Mark O’Sullivan, Jack Scally, Kevin Looney, Ross Corkery and Tom Maher. But it must be said that all 24 boys who took part did themselves, the club and their parents proud. Well done all.

Fe 8 Football Blitz Trabeg Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 8 footballers took part in a Monster Blitz in Trabeg last Saturday. They had enough players to enter 4 teams and they played selections from Ballincollig, Kinsale, Douglas and St Vincents. They were competitive in every game and the boys had a great time.

Fe 11 Hurling League vs St Finbarr’s Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 11 hurlers had a league game against St Finbarrs last Saturday in Trabeg. Nemo Dubh had a great tussle with their Barrs opponents. They were 1-03 to 0-01 behind at half time. But they rallied in the second half and managed to get close to their rivals. In the end the lost 1-05 to 1-03. Nemo Glas had a tougher outing against a very slick Barrs team whose first touch was excellent. Although the Nemo boys were very competitive the Barrs hurling told in the end. Final score was 5-04 to 0-03. This was a great experience for the Nemo boys and their coaches were very happy with their overall performance.

Fe 10 Football League vs Carrigtwohill Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 10 footballers hosted Carrigtwohill in a league game last Saturday. Two teams played with both winning. Nemo Dubh had a great tussle and eventually won out in a close contest. Nemo Glas were dominant in their game and they pulled away from their opponents in the second half to win well.

Fe 9 Football League vs Valley Rovers Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 9 footballers hosted Valley Rovers last Saturday. Nemo had 31 players and so 3 teams were formed. All 3 teams did very well and were very competitive winning all their games. Valley Rovers did very well also but some of the stronger Nemo boys stood out and made the difference. Well done to both clubs for turning out such great numbers of young footballers.

Fe 12 Camogie Munster Blitz Sat Apr 1st 

The Fe 12 girls travelled to Mallow for a Munster Camogie Blitz last Saturday morning. They played Annacarty from Tipperary first. The Tipp girls were excellent and were clearly a more experienced team than Nemo. Next up was Granagh/Ballingarry from Limerick. This was a much closer contest which although Nemo lost, they performed really well in. Finally the girls played Parteen from Clare. This was a right tussle with scores very hard to come by. In the end a draw was a fair result. The girls had a great time and the experience of playing teams from other counties will stand to them in the future. Well done to all involved.

Girls Fe 14 B2 Football League vs St Michaels Sat Apr 1st 

Played in Trabeg the girls continued their 100% record with a very comfortable win over St Michaels. The St Michaels tried very hard but the Nemo team were much sharper in front of goal. In the end Nemo recorded a comfortable win.

Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Carrigaline Sun Apr 2nd 

Played away Nemo had a great first half playing with a strong wind. Harry Murphy and Hugh McCarthy were strong in midfield with a goal each, with Joseph Barrett playing very well at half back. Mark Skelly was a constant threat at full forward scoring our other 2 goals to help Nemo lead at half time. 4-3 to 0-1. Carrigaline aided by the wind took over in the second half but Nemo kept control of the game through the brilliance of Keeper Patrick Kiely and full back Luke Hayes. Jamie Buckley scored a couple of points at the other end to ensure the win on a final score of 4-05 to 0-07.

Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs Naomh Fionbarra Sun Apr 2nd 

Played away the girls Fe 14 A team continued their league campaign with another win to leave them top of the table. They were never troubled in this game and playing some great football they won out on a score line of 4-08 to 1-03. The girls are flying it at the minute as they prepare for the upcoming Feile qualifiers.

Fe 10 Hurling League vs Brian Dillons Sun Apr 2nd 

Played away the Fe 10 boys had an entertaining outing against Brian Dillons on Sunday last. The north side team were that bit sharper and they had the more wristy hurlers. But Nemo stayed with them throughout the game. In the end Dillons won by 2 goals but the Nemo mentors were very pleased with the overall performance of the team.

Fe 12 Seandun Camogie Blitz Sun Apr 2nd 

Played in the Glen Resource Centre the girls had a very enjoyable camogie blitz last Sunday. They played the home team first – Glen Rovers. They won that game well. Next up was Na Piarsaigh who were the best team in the competition. They lost that narrowly. Last up was Bishopstown – this was a real goal fest with scores going in left right and center from both teams. In the end a draw was a fair result. So won one, lost one, drew one. Not too bad at all. The girl’s mentors were very happy with their performance. Thanks to Glen Rovers for hosting the event.

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. Registrations close on the 14th.

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/.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)