Underage Report April 10th - 10/04/2018

Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs Carrigaline Tues Mar 27th

The Fe 14 girls continued their league campaign last week with a home tie against Carrigaline. This was a low scoring affair with defences on top. The Nemo girls did very well but never managed to take the lead. Despite a good performance the girls lost by two points. Final score was 1-06 to 1-04.

Fe 13 P1 Football League vs Douglas Wed Mar 28th

The Fe 13 boys had a football league game against neighbours Douglas last week in Trabeg. The boys started very slowly and with Douglas playing some lovely attacking football there was a considerable gap on the score board early on. At half time Nemo were well behind. Despite this the boys rallied well and got a few lovely goals and points themselves early in the second half. But Douglas finished the game very strongly to record a comprehensive and well deserved win. Well done to the Nemo boys for never giving up. They will have better days.

Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Bishopstown Wed Mar 28th

The Fe 12 boys travelled to Bishopstown last week for a league game. The Nemo boys had the strong breeze in the first half but they were wasteful in front of goal. At half time they held a narrow two point lead. Nemo played very well in the second half but were caught several times by good counter attacking football by the home team. In the end with the elements with them Bishopstown recorded a well-deserved win.

Girl’s Fe 12 Football Challenge vs Ballygarvan Sat Mar 31st

The Fe 12 girls had a good challenge game last Saturday at home to Ballygarvan. They played 4 periods of 15 minutes and all panel players available had game time. It was a good exercise for the girls as they prepare for their league. Many thanks to Ballygarvan for travelling in to Trabeg for the challenge.

Fe 18 P1 Football Championship vs Glanmire Sat Mar 31st

The Fe 18 boys had the first round of the championship last weekend on the 4G pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh against Glanmire. This was an excellent game of football. Both teams produced some fantastic attacking football and the lead exchanged hands many times during the game. Nemo just about had the upper hand in the first half and went in a point to the good. But Glanmire seemed to have the edge in midfield where their fielding of the ball was excellent to watch. They started the second half very brightly and scoring a couple of excellent goals soon had some daylight between the teams. But Nemo fought back and with some excellent scores from James Allen they were soon level again. But Glanmire continued to dominate the middle third and they translated this into more goal scoring opportunities which the duly took. Despite falling behind again by 5 points Nemo never gave up and they got the last two scores to make the last few minutes very exciting. Indeed but for the crossbar the game could have gone to extra time. In the end Glanmire held out for a deserved 5-08 to 2-14 victory. Nemo now face the back door route to championship glory. This was an excellent match played in a very good spirit. Well done to both teams.

Girl’s Fe 16 A Football League vs Naomh Aban Sun Apr 1st

The Fe 16 girls travelled to Ballyvourney on Easter Sunday for a league game against Naomh Aban. To say conditions were terrible would be a gross understatement. Despite this both teams served up some excellent football. Nemo were very slow out of the blocks and were 1-06 to 0-01 down after 10 minutes. But they woke up and were actually one point up at half time. The second half was a ding-dong affair with the sides trading the lead several times. But in the end the Nemo girls prevailed on a final score of 5-11 to 4-11. Well done to both teams for producing such exciting fare on such a wet and miserable day.

Fe 16 P1 Football Championship vs Carrigaline Wed Apr 4th

The Fe 16 boys were out in the first round of the football championship last Wednesday against rivals Carrigaline. Nemo won the toss and decided to play with the wind. After 10 minutes this seemed like a really bad idea as Carrigaline started by far the brighter. They were 2-01 to no score up after 10 minutes. But Nemo never panicked and a goal and point from Robert Geaney got them right back in the game. With Alan Barry’s dead ball kicking immaculate on the night, Nemo managed to turn around one point up at half time on a score line of 1-07 to 2-03. The early part of the second half belonged to Carrigaline and they soon opened up a 5 point lead. But again Nemo never panicked. A fortunate goal from a 45 by Alan Barry drew Nemo level. As the game drew to a close Nemo began to take over. They played some lovely attacking football to tack on a few points to put them in front. The icing on the cake was a late goal by forward Patrick Campbell as he rounded the goalkeeper to score. That was the final score and Nemo ran out winners by 4 points 3-11 to 3-07. Their next game in the competition will decide whether they go straight to the semi-finals or have to play a quarter final. Well done to both teams for producing a very entertaining game of football.

Fe 8 Hurling Blitz 4G Pairc Ui Chaoimh Sat Apr 7th

24 of the Fe 8 boys travelled to the 4G pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last Saturday for a very entertaining hurling blitz. They fielded 3 teams and played a total of 9 games, winning 6. They played selections from Sarsfields, St Finbarrs, Douglas and Mayfield. The boys had a great time and the blitz will help to bring on their skills.

Fe 9 Hurling League vs Inisscarra Sat Apr 7th

The Fe 9 boys had 28 players for their recent league game at home to Inisscarra. Nemo Dubh and Glas teams were formed and two entertaining games were played. Both games were very competitive with the visitors edging the games on the scoreboard. They had the more polished forwards on the day. Great experience for the Nemo boys who continue to learn and improve their hurling skills.

Fe 12 Hurling League vs Mallow Sat Apr 7th

The Fe 12 hurlers travelled to Mallow last Saturday for a lively hurling league game. Nemo started nervously and were soon 1-01 to no score behind. But they settled and playing some good direct hurling soon got on the score board. They rattled off 1-03 without reply to take the lead. This was a lead they never relinquished despite the best efforts of the home team. In the end Nemo won on a score line of 3-05 to 2-06. A very good game with a high level of skill displayed by both teams.

Girls Fe 14 D Football League vs Douglas Sat Apr 7th

The Fe 14 girls entertained near neighbours and rivals Douglas last Saturday. This was a game of two halves with Nemo totally dominant in the first half. The girls played some great football and put up a decent lead at half time. The second half was different with Douglas coming more into the game. Despite this Nemo were very dogged and the girls held out for a well-deserved 4-07 to 3-05 lead.

Fe 13 P1 Football League vs Valley Rovers Sun Apr 8th

The Fe 13 footballers entertained Valley Rovers last Sunday in a P1 League fixture.The first half was very tight with great commitment shown by both sides. Scores were hard to get with Valley leading initially by 2pts until a great team goal by Nemo scored by Patrick Power. At half-time, Nemo led by 1pt on a score 1-0 to 0-2 pts. The football got even better in the 2nd half with both teams putting in huge efforts and momentum swung back and forth. Nemo took command with a couple of goals from Bryan Hayes and points from Liam Jordan, Liam Healy, and Jack O'Callaghan to take a 4pt lead into the closing minutes. A late goal by Valley made it interesting but the Nemo team kept the ball well in those last few minutes to close out a well fought win. Final score was 3-04 to 2-06 for Nemo.

Fe 12 Camogie Blitz Glen Resource Center Sun Apr 8th

The Fe 12 camogie team travelled to the Glen resource centre for an entertaining blitz last Sunday morning. First up was Bishopstown where the teams were very evenly matched. This ended in a draw. Next was Douglas who proved that bit stronger than Nemo. Finally they played St Finbarrs. This was a close contest with the Barrs shading it in the end. A great experience for the girls who enjoyed the morning’s hurling.

Fe 16 B2 Hurling League vs Passage Mon Apr 9th

The Fe 16 boys started off their hurling league campaign with a home game against Passage. Short a few regulars this was always going to be a tough challenge. Passage got off to a flyer with two goals in their first two attacks. Nemo responded with points. But every time Passage ran at the Nemo defence they were in trouble. By half time the visitors had established a significant lead. At half time there was an absolute torrent of rain that continued throughout the second half. This made the hurling difficult for both sides. The best that could be said about the second half is that it was honours even. Passage had done the damage in the first half and won comfortably. For Nemo it was a case of dusting off the hurling cobwebs as they had been focussed on the first round of the football championship which was played the week before. They will learn from the experience. 

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)