Nemo Underage Report May 3rd 2017 - 03/05/2017

Fe 13 C3 Football League vs Valley Rovers Thurs Apr 20th 

Played in Brinny this proved to be a goal feast. Nemo started brilliantly and they dominated the first half completely. At half time they looked out of sight leading by 3-08 to 1-00. But Valley Rovers stormed into the game in the second half. They rattled off 4 goals in a row to get themselves right back in the game. Nemo steadied and kept the lead right up to the last few minutes. It looked like they had done enough to win but Valley scored a great goal in the last minute and added a point from the kick out to steal the points. Final score was 8-05 to 5-11 for Valley. One goal separated the teams but in truth a draw would have been a fair result. Great heart and determination was shown by the Nemo boys especially in the second half when things started to go against them. Well done to both teams for the high level of entertainment on offer.


Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Bandon Fri Apr 21st 

The Fe 12 girls entertained Bandon for a very lively challenge last week. Both sides had enough players for two teams and two matches were played. Both games were very competitive with excellent football skills on display from both clubs. Nemo Dubh won their game 3-05 to 2-01 while Nemo Glas drew 2-06 apiece. It was a good work out for both teams. Many thanks to Bandon for providing this excellent challenge for the girls.


Fe 10 Football League vs Bishopstown Sat Apr 22nd 

Played in Trabeg the Fe 10 boys continued their league campaign with a tough test against Bishopstown. Two games were plated. Nemo Glas won their game while Nemo Dubh drew. The standard of football from both clubs was very high. The Nemo coaches were delighted with the boys overall performance.


Fe 9 Football League vs Glenville Sat Apr 22nd 

The Fe 9 boys travelled to lovely Glenville for a tough assignment last Saturday. They came up against two very strong and able Glenville teams. Both Nemo Dubh and Nemo Glas lost but they played with great heart and never gave up. They played some excellent football and they had a great time. Many thanks to our hosts Glenville.


Fe 8 Football Blitz Sat Apr 22nd 

The Fe 8 boys travelled to Passage for a very entertaining morning’s football last Saturday. They played selections from Douglas, Passage, Brian Dillon’s and Eire Og. In total they played 9 games and won most. The boys had a great time and really enjoyed the experience of competing against other teams. The Nemo coaches were very happy with their performance.


Girls Fe 10 & 8 Football League vs Bishopstown Sun Apr 23rd 

Played at home in Trabeg the Fe 10 and Fe 8 girls entertained their counterparts from Bishopstown last Sunday. Both age groups had close to 30 girls and 3 teams at each age group were formed. In total 18 games were played. The Nemo girls were excellent and won all of their games. The event was very well organized and worked out really well. Well done to everyone involved and to both clubs for providing some great football entertainment.


Fe 12 P2 Hurling League vs Sliabh Rua Sun Apr 23rd 

Played in Trabeg, Sliabh Rua started strongly and were 1-4 up before Nemo got on the scoreboard. Half-time score was Nemo 0-3 Sliabh Rua 1-8. Nemo battled hard and won the second half, only conceding one score (a fortuitous goal from outfield) and were well on top but found scores very hard to get. Ben McSweeney finally found the net with a goal. But it was too late. The Sliabh Rua defence was excellent in the second half and in the end their better stick work earned them a well-deserved victory. Well done to the Nemo boys who competed very well throughout and were a little unlucky not to be closer at the final whistle.


Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs St Val’s Sun Apr 23rd 

Played away the girls had a great tussle with their great rivals St Val’s last Sunday. This was a game that had everything – goal mouth scrambles, great saves and great scores. There was never more than a score between the two teams but in the end a very strong St Val’s pulled away to record a deserved 5-09 to 4-08 win over the Nemo girls. Well done to the Nemo girls for their great battling display throughout.


Girls Fe 14 B2 Football League vs Grenagh Sun Apr 23rd 

Played in Trabeg the Fe 14 B team entertained a gallant Grenagh. The Nemo girls were dominant in the key areas of the field and soon the scores came for their lively forwards. Grenagh battled hard throughout but just couldn’t keep the Nemo girls at bay. In the end Nemo had a well-deserved 6-07 to 1-03 victory.


Fe 13 P1 Football League vs Carrigaline Sun Apr 23rd 

Played away the Nemo Fe 13 boys had a rip roaring league contest with rivals Carrigaline last week. This was a game that hung in the balance throughout. Neither team could get on top and the lead kept changing sides. The exchanges were tough and hard. In the second half Mark Murray scored some great goals for Nemo. Add in the hard work and excellent football of Brian Hayes and in the end Nemo had a well-deserved win. There was just a kick of the ball between the teams at the end 5-11 to 4-11 in favor of the Nemo boys. Credit must go to both teams for the excellent and high standard of football on offer. The game was a credit to both clubs.


Fe 16 P1 Football League vs Douglas Mon Apr 24th 

The Fe 16 boys entertained local rivals Douglas last week. It was an understrength Nemo selection and they struggled to get scores throughout the game. In contrast the Douglas boys were very slick in front of goal. The scored some excellent long distance points. The game was as good as over at half time with Douglas leading 3-10 to 1-02 at the short whistle. Nothing could go right for Nemo – they even had a penalty saved. The Douglas middle diamond was very dominant and Nemo found primary possession very hard to secure. Only for Nemo goalkeeper Luke Towler it could have been much worse. Luke was kept busy throughout and put in an excellent performance. Best for Nemo out the field were Luke Horgan and Mark Harrington. There will be better days to come for this Nemo team. They tried very hard but on this night they were well beaten. Final score was 4-18 to 1-04 for Douglas.   


Fe 10 Camogie vs Bishopstown Tues Apr 25th 

The Fe 10 girls entertained near neighbors Bishopstown last week in an exciting Camogie clash. The evening itself was unseasonably cold. But the girls didn’t mid and they got stuck in from the start. Two games were played as both clubs had sufficient players. Bishopstown were that bit sharper and this told in front of goal. The Nemo girls were very competitive but in the end lost both games. A good learning experience for them.


Fe 14 P2 Football League vs Eire Og Weds Apr 26th 

The Fe 14 boys travelled to Ovens for a football league game last week. They started very well and played some great football in the first half. At half time they were 8 points ahead. But Eire Og grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck early in the second half. They rattled in 3 goals in a 5 minute period to put them in the driving seat. It was a lead they would never relinquish as the scores dried up for Nemo. In the end Eire Og ran out winners on a score line of 4-12 to 3-05.


Girls Fe 16 A Football League vs Ballinora Weds Apr 26th 

The girls travelled to Ballinora for a very exciting football league game last week. They trailed early on and midway through the first half found themselves 2-04 to 0-02. But that is as good as it got for Ballinora. The Nemo girls steadied and playing some great football managed to get the deficit down to a single point by half time. In the second half Nemo dominated. Aided by some great finishing in front of goal they ran out winners on a score line of 6-04 to 2-09.


Fe 14 C3 Football League vs Valley Rovers Thurs Apr 27th 

The Fe 14 boys entertained Valley Rovers in a very competitive C3 encounter last week. There was very little between the teams at any stage of the game. Towards the end the Nemo boys tired and the Valley boys got in for the vital scores that settled the result. Final score was 2-06 to 1-03 for Valley Rovers.


Fe 16 C Camogie vs Cloughduv Thurs Apr 27th 

The Fe 16 girls had a tough encounter with Cloughduv in the Camogie league last week. Cloughduv were far superior in terms of hurling skill all over the field. Despite this the Nemo girls played with great heart and determination. But in the end Cloughduv had a deserved and comfortable victory.


Fe 11 Football League vs St Finbarrs Thurs Apr 27th 

The Fe 11 boys entertained neighbors St Finbarrs in the football league last week. Nemo Dubh played some great football and were just a point down at half time. In the second half they took over and in the end had 5 points to spare over their rivals. Nemo Glas also played very well. In a very tight game there was never more than a kick of a ball between the teams. However, St Finbarrs got a vital goal late in the game to win by 3 points. So the story of the night was won one and lost one. A very good display by the boys against a very well drilled St Finbarrs selection.


Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Glanmire Sat Apr 29th 

The Fe 12 footballers had a tight encounter with Glanmire last Saturday. Played in Trabeg the game was played in tough conditions. The wind made it very hard for both teams. Glanmire played with the wind in the first half and soon scored the opening point. Nemo replied with a goal through Harry Murphy and a point through Joe Lyons. Glanmire then got a goal against the run of play. Nemo replied with a goal from Liam Jordan just before halftime to leave them one goal up and now turning to play with the wind. Amazingly Glanmire got the only point in the entire second half. Nemo played well but missed a few goal chances. In the end Nemo just about deserved the win. Final score was 2-01 to 1-02 for Nemo. Well done to both teams for coping with the windy condition that prevailed on the day.


Fe 14 Football Challenge vs Carrigaline Sat Apr 29th 

The Fe 14 boys travelled to Carrigaline for an entertaining football challenge last Saturday. It was a very open and entertaining game with both sides experimenting. It ended in a draw which was a fair result on the day. Many thanks to Carrigaline for hosting the challenge.


Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Clonakilty Sat Apr 29th 

Clonakilty travelled to Trabeg for an entertaining football challenge last weekend. Both clubs had enough players for two teams. Nemo Dubh won well while Nemo Glas lost narrowly. Some excellent attacking football from both sides and a very useful run out with their respective leagues commencing soon. Many thanks to Clonakilty for travelling up to Nemo for the challenge.


Fe 9 Hurling League vs Blarney Sat Apr 29th 

31 eager Nemo hurlers entertained Blarney last Saturday in a great hurling challenge. Two games were played with both Nemo teams very competitive. The Nemo boys hurling skills are improving all the time and they were a good match for the Blarney boys. They played very well and the Nemo mentors are delighted with their progress. Many thanks to Blarney for the challenge on the day.


Girls Fe 16 A Football League vs Carrigaline Sun Apr 30th 

The Fe 16 girls travelled to Carrigaline for the last of their league games last Sunday. They started very slowly and were 6 points down at half time. But they upped the ante in the second half and playing some great attacking football they got right back into the game. In the end they came away with a deserved draw on a score line of 3-07 to 2-10. With their league games now complete they have done enough to reach a semi-final. This will be played away against St Vals next month.


Fe 18 P1 Football League vs Douglas Sun Apr 30th 

The Nemo minors went to Douglas for a football league game without 5 regulars due to Cork duty. Despite this the team played some excellent football. With the exception of a 15 minute spell in the second half Nemo bossed the game. They kicked some lovely points and in the end were deserved winners on a score line of 1-12 to 2-03. Given the caliber of player they were missing this was a great result for the panel and shows the strength in depth that they have.


Girls Fe 12 B Football League vs Douglas Mon May 1st 

The Fe 12 girls B team started their league campaign away to Douglas this bank holiday Monday. They played very well and were very competitive. But they lacked scoring power and this told in the end. Douglas had a deserved 2-03 to 1-00 win.


Fe 13 P1 Football League vs Ballincollig Mon May 1st 

The Fe 13 boys seem to have turned a corner in their league and this was certainly evident in this game. They controlled the game from start to finish with Ballincollig always struggling to compete. The Nemo boys put on an exhibition of point kicking. In the end they ran out very worthy winners on score line of 3-17 to 1-06.


Girls Feile Peil Cork Finals Mon May 1st 

The Ladies Feile Peil finals were held in Nemo last bank holiday Monday. The prize on offer was the opportunity to represent Cork at the national Feile later this year. Nemo started very well with a group game against O’Donovan Rossa. It was a very tight game but the Nemo girls just about got over the line on a score line of 2-04 to 1-03. Their second group game was against Banteer. The Nemo girls controlled this game and ran out winners 1-04 to 0-01. They were now qualified for a semi-final but they still had one group game left against tournament favorites Glanmire. This was a dour affair with scores hard to come by. In the end Glanmire won 0-02 to 0-00. Now for the business end of the day and the semi-final. Nemo faced great rivals St Vals. This was a great game with end to end play, goal mouth scrambles and some really exciting passages of play. In the end Nemo just got over the line on a score line of 1-02 to 1-00. They now faced rivals Glanmire in the final. The first half was nip and tuck with neither team giving quarter. The sides were level a point apiece at the break. Early in the second half the Nemo girls put together a great move to leave them one on one with the Glanmire keeper. But the goalie was up to the task and made a great save. From the resulting play Glanmire scored. This seemed to knock the wind from the Nemo girl’s sails and as they tired, Glanmire got on top. In the end Nemo lost 1-06 to 0-01. Well done to Glanmire and we wish them well as they represent Cork at the national Feile finals. They deserved their win. But also well done to the Nemo girls who did themselves, their parents and the club proud on the day. With a little bit of luck they could well have won it. Overall the day was a great success with a great atmosphere in Trabeg. It was a true feast of ladies Gaelic football. Well done to all the participants and their clubs for making it a very special day in Trabeg.


Fe 14 P2 Football League vs Cobh Tues May 2nd 

The Fe 14 boys had a tough home encounter with Cobh this week. They started very brightly and dominated the opening exchanges. With 5 minutes to go to half time they were 4 points ahead. But in a great spell for them Cobh rattled in 3 goals before the break. This lifted them and deflated the Nemo boys. Despite their best efforts in the second half they just couldn’t get back into the game. The Nemo goalie – Eoin McDaid - made some wonderful saves in the second half but Cobh were not to be denied. Cobh ran out worthy and comfortable winners in the end.


Fe 13 C3 Football League vs St Nicks Tues May 2nd 

The Fe 13 boys had better luck against North side rivals St Nicks in the C3 league. This was a real scoring spree as both sets of forwards were excellent. Nemo were 6 points down coming up to half time but they scored a few goals before the break to squeeze in front. In the second half Nemo dominated and scored some great points to forge ahead. In the last 5 minutes St Nicks tired and Nemo scored some late goals for a comfortable win on the score board 7-16 to 3-10. But it must be said that the score board didn’t reflect how close the game actually was. Well done to both teams for the entertainment provided.


Girls Fe 16 B2 Football League vs Shamrocks Tues May 2nd 

The girls travelled to Shamrocks for a league game this week. This is Shamrocks first time entering this completion and the Nemo girls experience showed. The Shamrocks girls tried very hard but in the end Nemo were just too strong and had a comfortable win.


Fe 12 P2 Hurling League vs Glen Rovers Tues May 2nd 

Played in the Glen this was a very entertaining and close affair, The Nemo boys matched the Glen boys for skill and application throughout the field. It was only the Glen’s ability to take more of their chances that separated the two sides. In the end the glen won on a score line of 4-03 to 2-04. But Nemo were delighted with their performance against such skillful opposition.


Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)