Nemo Underage Report Oct 10th 2017 - 11/10/2017

Camogie Fe 12 League vs Passage Tues Sep 26th

Played in Passage the girls had a tough league encounter with the home team last week. Scores were hard to come by as the defenses on both sides were on top. But Passage managed to find a way through either side of half time for a couple of vital goals. That was the difference between the teams in the end. Good effort by the Nemo girls who continue to improve.

Girls Fe 18 Football League SF vs Passage Tues Sep 26th

The Fe 18 girls entertained Passage in the league last week. Nemo played some excellent football and dominated the visitors in most sectors of the field. They got some excellent scores after very good approach play. In the end Nemo were worthy winners on a final score of 6-15 to 4-05. They can now look forward to a county quarter final.

Girls Fe 16 B2 Football League SF vs Ballyphehane Weds Sep 27th

The Fe 16 girl’s B football team entertained Ballyphehane last week in their league semifinal. The girls were excellent from start to finish and the highlight of their play was their ability to kick points from distance. They took their chances very well. Ballyphehane were very dogged and they kept in the game thanks to some well taken goals. However in the end Nemo had a comfortable 3-12 to 4-03 victory. They now look forward to a league final away to Donoughmore. Well done girls.

Fe 18 Football Challenge vs CCRI Fri Sep 29th

The Fe 18 footballers entertained Colaiste Criost Ri last Friday week in a football challenge. The Nemo boys are preparing for their championship second round with Eire Og and as such would have had a lot more work done than Colaiste who are just starting their preparations. And although the challenges were tough and close the Nemo boys had too much fire power for the college. Nemo won well. But it was a very useful exercise for both teams as they prepare for the challenges ahead in their respective championships.

Fe 7 Hurling Blitz @ Blackrock Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 7 boys participated in a hurling blitz in Mahon last Saturday. The day was wet so this didn’t help but still 20 Nemo boys participated. They played selections from Carrigaline and St Finbarrs. In total 6 games were played by Nemo. They won one, drew one and lost four. The coaches were happy with the boy’s competitive spirit and they had a great time despite the inclement weather. Many thanks to Blackrock for hosting the Blitz.

Fe 9 Football League Finals Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 9 footballers participated in their league finals last weekend in Trabeg. They were in a group with Aghada, Mitchelstown and Ballygarvan. A total of 30 Nemo boys participated. Nemo formed two teams. They lost both games to Aghada by just 2 points. So they qualified for the shield final against Ballygarvan. They fared better in these games and won both playing some great football in the process. They came third overall in their league. The boys had a great day in Trabeg in the finals. It was great to see so many young Nemo players involved. Overall the Fe 9 league was a great success for the Nemo boys and they learned a lot through the experience. The Nemo mentors are very happy with their progress.

Fe 10 Football League Finals Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 10 boys travelled to Brinny last Saturday for their football league finals. They were in the 1A division. 39 boys travelled. The boys played Macroom in the semifinal and they won both games – each club formed two teams. In the final they faced Valley Rovers. Nemo Dubh won narrowly and Nemo Glas lost by a few goals. The title was decided on aggregate scores over the games. Valley Rovers came out on top by a few scores. But the Nemo boys had a great time and it was great to see the numbers that travelled. Overall the league was a great success for the boys who developed their skills as they progressed through their games. Well done to all involved.

Fe 11 Football League Finals Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 11’s participated in their football league finals last weekend in Trabeg. They were in a group with St Finbarrs, Valley Rovers and Carrigaline. All clubs entered two teams. Nemo Dubh won their semifinal against Valley Rovers while Nemo Glas defeated Carrigaline. Nemo Dubh then went on to play Carrigaline in their final. Carrigaline were ahead 1-01 at half time but Nemo rallied in the second half. An early goal set the platform for the comeback and they added a few minutes to record a hard earned victory. Nemo Glas played the Barrs in their final. The Barrs were very good and despite the best efforts of the Nemo boys the boys in blue were winners this time. It was great that both Nemo teams reached their respective finals. There was a great atmosphere in Trabeg on the day and it was truly a festival of football. Well done to all involved. Overall it was an excellent league and it really has helped develop the boy’s football abilities.

Girls Fe 16 A Football League Final vs Carrigaline Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 16 girls played their league final against Carrigaline in Ballymaw last Saturday. The girls started really well and got an early lead. They played some excellent football and were the better team for much of the first half. The second half continued in the same vein but Carrigaline, through some good football, kept in touch with Nemo. As full time approached Nemo held an 8 point lead and it looked like it was going to be their day. But inexplicably Carrigaline got back into the game with a goal and some quick points. But still as injury time dragged on Nemo still had a one goal advantage. Carrigaline rallied one more time and in a great move they managed to force a penalty. This was the 6th minute of injury time and cool as you like the Carrigaline forward stepped up and slotted away the kick. The ref then blew the final whistle. Carrigaline were very relieved. The Nemo girls were kicking themselves. Still it was a great advertisement for ladies football and the important thing for Nemo is they have another chance to win it. Replay date is yet to be fixed.

Fe 15 P1 Football League vs Bishopstown Sat Sep 30th

The Fe 15 footballers continued their league campaign last Saturday after a long layoff with an away trip to Bishopstown. The home side were short a few regulars and this told in the first half as Nemo dominated completely. But for some wayward shooting they could have been further ahead at half time. As it was they had a comfortable half time lead. In the second half Nemo emptied the bench to give everyone a good run out with one eye on their upcoming championship. Bishopstown to their credit never gave up and they got a few goals midway in the second half to keep the game competitive right up to the final whistle. Final score was 3-15 to 2-05 for Nemo.

Fe 14 P2 Football League vs Castlehaven Sun Oct 1st

The Fe 14 boys continued their league campaign last Sunday with a home tie against Castlehaven. This was a great game, very open with some excellent attacking football. Castlehaven led for much of the game but there was never more than a score or two between the teams. In the end the Haven won on final score of 4-08 to 3-08. The Nemo mentors were very pleased with the team’s performance. It was a very solid and encouraging display.

Girls Fe 8/10 Football Blitz @ Bishopstown Sun Oct 1st

The Fe8 and 10 girls participated in the annual football blitz in Bishopstown last Sunday week. The Fe 10 girls played 4 games drawing one and losing the others. The Fe 8’s fared better and won all their games. It was a real festival of football and all the participants had a great time. They were all presented with medals at the end of the blitz and everyone really enjoyed the occasion. Many thanks to Bishopstown for their kind invitation and for looking after the girls so well on the day.

Fe 16 B Hurling Championship Final vs St Catherines Mon Oct 2nd

The replay of the East B2 championship final took place last Monday under lights in Nemo. After the excitement of the drawn game, it was going to be difficult to reach the same level of entertainment but the boys certainly didn’t disappoint. This was a cracking match. St Catherines started well and were soon 1-02 to no score ahead. But a goal by Nemo after a speculative lob into the goal mouth settled the boys down. They tore into action. The exchanges for the rest of the first half were very keenly contested with no quarter given on either side. At half time the Saints were two points up at 2-05 to 1-06. Nemo started the second half really well and were soon level thanks to a great goal by Captain Brian Joyce. With Mark Hill in outstanding form in midfield Nemo got on top and were soon a point ahead after a great score by Patrick Campbell. But St Catherines hit back with two well taken points themselves. Then Nemo scored a goal to go two points up with 10 minutes remaining. It was looking good but to their great credit St Catherines turned on the style for the last few minutes and outscored Nemo 1-04 to a point to lift the trophy. The Nemo boys were shattered after the defeat as they really had given it everything – not just tonight but throughout the championship. But at least they have another day to look forward to as both teams are qualified for the county championship. Nemo will play the winners in the North Kildorrery next week in the county semifinal. We congratulate St Catherines on their great win and who knows – we might meet again in the county final!

Camogie Fe 15 vs Brian Dillons Mon Oct 2nd

The Fe 15 girls played out a tense Seandun semifinal last week. Defenses were on top and scores were very hard to come by. The hooking and blocking were excellent from both sides. Nemo scored some excellent points late in the first half to leave the sides all square at the break. The second half continued along the same vein as the first half. Scores were hard earned. As the light was fading in Trabeg Nemo grabbed the decisive score. A great goal after some good team work. Bran Dillons tried very hard to equalize and nearly did on several occasions but for the excellent Nemo goalkeeper. In the end they ran out of time and the Nemo girls won on score line of 1-05 to 0-05. They now have a final to look forward to on the 21st. Well done girls.

Camogie Fe 16 C Championship Replay vs Rockban Weds Oct 4th

The Fe 16 camogie team locked horns with rivals Rockban again last Wednesday night in Rockban. After the excitement of the drawn game it was going to be hard for this game to live up to it. But for 50 minutes it did. The sides are very evenly matched and there was never more than a puck of a ball between them. Rockban would get a score and Nemo would quickly follow. The skill level, hooking, blocking and striking was excellent from both teams. It was looking like another reply was on the cards as the teams headed for the final whistle. But Rockban found the reserves of energy to get a goal and quickly followed it with some points to put daylight between the teams at last. In the end the Nemo girls just ran out of steam. Final score was 2-14 to 3-04 for Rockban. Well done to both teams for the great entertainment they provided over the course of the two games. It was great stuff.

Fe 18 P1 Football Championship vs Eire Og Weds Oct 4nd

The minor footballers continued their quest for championship glory in Togher last Wednesday night. This was a round 2 match. The prize for the winners was a semifinal spot while the losers would have to negotiate a tricky quarter final. It was a very windy night and Eire Og had the elements in the first half. However after twenty minutes Nemo were ahead by 4 points to 2 thanks to some outstanding defense and some clever approach play. But inexplicably they failed to score for the next 15 mins. In that period Eire Og scored 9 points without reply – 7 in the remainder of the first half and 2 right at the start of the second half. This left Nemo with a mountain to climb with 20 mins left. But they started to get a grip around midfield and managed to score 3 points without reply to leave the score at 11 points to 7 with 10 mins to go. Then Eire Og struck for a great goal. Things were looking really bad but from a sideline ball Nemo struck for a goal back straight away. They then scored a point to leave just three between them. But that was as good as it got for Nemo as they sides traded points twice more before the ref blew the final whistle. It ended 1-13 to 1-10 for Eire Og. They deserved their win. Nemo will look back on the 15 to 20 minute spell where they conceded 9 points without reply as how they lost the game. Outside of this period the two teams were very well matched. Nemo now have a quarter final against either Mitchelstown or Bishopstown on the weekend of the 14th to look forward to. I’m sure they will be ready for whoever faces them. Congrats to Eire Og.

Fe 8 Hurling Challenge vs Bishopstown Fri Oct 6th

The Fe 8 hurlers had a challenge game away to Bishopstown last week. 24 Nemo boys participated. Two teams were formed and two matches were played. Go-games format was followed. Both games were very close and competitive with the teams very well matched. The skill level was excellent for the age involved. At the end a draw was declared. Very useful exercise for the boys and we thank our hosts Bishopstown.

Camogie Fe 13 B vs Douglas Fri Oct 6th

The Fe 13 girls played Douglas in the community school pitch last week. Nemo were short some regulars but the game gave the opportunity for the wider panel to see how they would fare. The game was very close and the teams were very well matched. Nemo were a little wasteful in front of goal whereas Douglas were far more economical. In the end Douglas had a comfortable win on the score board but the Nemo mentors were delighted with the progress shown by the girls.

Girls Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Listowel Sat Oct 7th

The Fe 12 girls travelled to Listowel last Saturday for a challenge game and some team bonding. They played two games, wining one and losing one. A draw was declared. The girls had a great day out and they were very well looked after by their hosts. Many thanks to Listowel.

Girls Fe 16 A Football League Final vs Carrigaline Sat Oct 7th

After the dramatic drawn encounter last weekend, Nemo and Carrigaline renewed rivalry for the replay on Saturday in Carrigaline. The game was lively from the throw-in, swinging from end-to-end. Nemo were far more economical with their opportunities during the early exchanges, scoring 1-04 without reply, the highlight being a great goal following a brilliant team move up the left wing starting with their corner back! However, Carrigaline eventually settled and got in for 2 goals despite excellent work by the Nemo defence. The Nemo forwards continued to show well for the ball though, notching a further 2 points before the short whistle to keep themselves in touch. Half time saw a draw on the scoreboard, 1-06:2-03.

The 2nd half continued in the same vein, with play swinging from end-to-end and the lead changing hands on a no. of occasions. However, Nemo's forwards greater ability to convert possession into scores saw them score 3 x 2nd half goals, and coupled with heroic defending, the safe hands of our goalie and excellent link play by the midfielders, saw them eventually build a 2 goal lead coming down the stretch. Carrigaline got in for a late goal to keep the large crowd on edge right to the end. However, Nemo held on during a tense finish to win by a goal, 4-08:3-08, sparking wild celebrations amongst players and supporters alike! Team captain, Aoife McTaggart, accepted the cup on behalf on this fantastic and hugely committed U16 panel. This was a hard earned but well deserved reward for this fantastic panel, whose commitment and work ethic throughout this, and past seasons, has been first class!

Girls Fe 13 Football League vs Eire Og Sat Oct 7th

The Nemo U13 girls were away to Éire Óg in the Mid-Cork summer league A final on Sunday. Solid defending from both teams saw 10 minutes pass before the opening point was scored by Éire Óg. The home team looked more settled during the first half but Nemo defended very well and despite the pressure there was only a goal between the teams at half time. Nemo were a little unlucky not to be all square after a close penalty call went against them. Nemo looked more composed in the second half and played some lovely football. Éire Óg looked determined to overturn their loss in the earlier stage of the competition and never let up. It took a superb penalty save from Isabel Burke in the Nemo goal to keep the margin at 2 points going into the last couple of minutes with Nemo pushing very hard. A very well taken goal from the home side in the last minute sealed an Éire Óg win with a final score line of 3:4 to 1:5. A great game of football between two excellent teams.

Fe 7 Football Blitz @ Ballincollig Sat Oct 7th

16 Fe 7 boys travelled to Ballincollig for a football Blitz last Saturday. They played 8 games in total. They played Ballincollig, Eire Og, Bishopstown and St Finbarrs. Each club had enough players for two teams and go-games format was adhered to. The Nemo boys did very well and were very competitive winning 7 of their 8 games. Many thanks to Ballincollig for organizing the blitz and hosting. Everybody had a great time and the Nemo kids really enjoyed the experience.

Fe 9 Hurling League Finals @ Rathpeacon Sat Oct 7th

28 Fe 9 boys travelled to Rathpeacon last Saturday for their hurling finals day. They played selections from Blarney and Bride Rovers. All the games were very competitive and the Nemo boys were well capable. The skill level from all teams was very high and Nemo did very well. They won a few games and lost a few narrowly. Overall the day was a great experience and the boys were very well looked after. The organization was excellent and everyone had a great time.

Fe 10 Hurling League Finals @ Glanworth Sat Oct 7th

22 Fe 10 hurlers travelled to Glanworth last Saturday for their hurling league finals. Their first game was against Eire Og. Eire Og were very strong. Nemo competed well but Eire Og were better at taking their scores. Nemo lost this one. Their second game was against the hosts Glanworth. This was a very even game with only a score between the teams at any time. However Glanworth had one or two boys who were very capable of taking their scores and this told in the end. The Nemo boys lost this one narrowly. However the whole experience of the league and the finals day was great for the boys. Their skill levels have improved markedly since the start of the campaign. We thank our hosts Glanworth who looked after everybody very well indeed.


Girls Fe 16 B2 Football League SF vs Donoughmore Sun Oct 8th

The girls Fe 16 B football team played an entertaining league semifinal away to Donoughmore last Sunday. They started slowly and were under a lot of pressure in the first half. Still their defense did very well and by half time they were just 2 points behind. The second half was a very even contest with the sides trading scores regularly. With a few minutes to go Nemo were just 3 points behind. They then hit the post and had a ball cleared from off the line. Right at the death Donoughmore broke out to score the winning goal. Final score was 1-09 to 1-03. Great performance by the Nemo girls who were a little unlucky not to at least get a draw out of the game. Well done girls on a great league campaign.

Fe 16 B2 County Hurling Championship SF vs Kildorrery Mon Oct 9th

The Fe 16 boys hurling campaign ended last Monday night. By virtue of getting to the East Cork final they qualified for the county competition. They faced Kildorrery away in the county semifinal. Through injury and suspension they were understrength on the night and this told. Kildorrery had some excellent hurlers and they quickly found the range. They scored a string of unanswered points before Nemo registered a score from a free. Just before half time Nemo lost one of their influential midfielders through injury and to add insult to injury Kildorrery got through for a goal just before the break. This left Nemo 11 points down at half time. The home side got the first few scores after the interval and in truth the contest was over at that stage. Brave showings from players like full back Tom Rea, half back Jack Elwood and midfielder Mark Hill were highlights for Nemo. And the man of the match was Nemo goalie David Cotter who pulled of a string of top class saves throughout the game. Well done to Kildorrery and we wish them well in the county final. They had some fine players throughout the pitch. For the Nemo U16s this was the end of their journey that started back in March. Overall they had a very successful and enjoyable year with more highs than lows. Hopefully we will see them hurling again next year. Well done boys.

Fe 14 P2 Football Championship vs Mallow Mon Oct 9th

The Fe 14 footballers played their challenge cup match away to Mallow last Monday night. They played some very good football in the first half but Mallow matched them and indeed Nemo were 4 points down at half time. In the second half Mallow scored a number of soft goals that ended the game as a contest. Nemo continued to play good football right to the final whistle but the scoring burst from Mallow straight after the break decided the contest.  The final score was 6-12 to 3-09 to Mallow. The score line doesn’t do the effort made by the Nemo boy’s justice. In truth the sides were evenly matched skill wise. But Mallow took more of their chances. We wish them well in the rest of the championship.

Fe 13 Autumn Football League vs St Finbarrs Tues Oct 10th

The Fe 13 boys hosted neighbors St Finbarrs in the Autumn League this week. Nemo were excellent in the first half and dominated throughout the field. They led by 2-07 to 1-02 at the half time whistle. With 25 Nemo boys participating the selectors made lots of changes to ensure everyone got adequate game time. Likewise St Finbarrs. The second half was a bit of a score feast as forwards dominated on both sides. Some excellent goals were scored by both teams. But in the end Nemo prevailed on a final score of 6-13 to 7-02. Great skill shown by both teams. A very entertaining game. Let’s hope the senior county final can match it!

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)