Underage News July 2019 - 10/07/2019

Cul Camps in Nemo this August

Nemo are hosting a second cul camp this August. Dates are August 19th to the 23rd. Go to the Kellogs cul camp web page and book your child’s place now for a guaranteed week of GAA fun activity. https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/

Minor Football Activity  

It’s been a very quiet couple of months for the minors with the exam break etc. They played their last non-exam league game on the 4th of June at home to St Michael’s. They struggled in the 1st half and were 2-07 to 0-01 down at half time. They played a lot better in the 2nd half and made a game of it. It finished 2-10 to 1-09 for the visitors. The Nemo boys didn’t qualify for the knock out stages, but they used the league well to give everyone game time. They will now be turning their attention to preparations for the championship 2nd round. To help prepare they had a very useful run out against the East Kerry minors on the 1st of July in Ballyourney. The challenge was broken up into 3 20-minute sections and the full panel available participated. The Kerry boys were that bit sharper in front of goal and won the game 3-18 to 2-12. But it was a very good exercise for the Nemo boys as they continue championship preparations. Many thanks to East Kerry for providing the opposition and thanks to Ballyvourney for hosting.

Fe 15 Hurling Activity

The Fe 15 boys have also had a quiet time these last few weeks. They did have a hurling Premier 2A league game vs Cobh on the 19th of June. This was an excellent game played in Trabeg. Cobh were very good and played some excellent hurling. In general, the sides were well matched, but Cobh took more of their chances. In the end the visitors had a well-deserved 4-14 to 3-09 win. A good performance by Nemo against the table toppers Cobh. With one league game left Nemo are sitting mid-table with a good chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Fe 14 Football & Hurling Activity

In contrast to the older boys teams the Fe 14 boys had a really busy few months. Starting toward the end of May they played two hurling league games in the mid cork division 2. First up was an away trip to Donoughmore. This was a very good game and was close throughout. But Nemo found their rhythm late in the game and rattled off several points without reply to put a somewhat generous look on the score board. Final score was 2-14 to 2-04 for Nemo. Next up was an away tie to Bishopstown in the hurling league. They boys played very well in the first half and went in a point ahead. But Bishopstown fought very hard in the second half and managed to get in front. They stayed in front winning the game by a margin of 4points. Final score was 4-05 to 2-07. These hurling league games were the perfect preparation for the hurling Feile on the weekend of June 7th. Nemo were hosts and participated in the divison 6 group B. First up for Nemo was Padraig Pearse’s from Roscommon. This was a game the boys were never in trouble in. They ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 5-07 to 0-01. Next up was local team Ballygiblin. This was a stiffer test for the Nemo boys. They platey with a strong wind in the first half and made full use of it to build up a 6-point lead. In the second half a goal early helped Nemo into a comfortable lead. Ballygiblin played very well though and rattled off some late scores to keep people guessing to the end. Final score was 2-09 to 1-04 for Nemo. The boys then turned their attention to the club they were hosting – Passage East from Waterford. They played them in Trabeg on the Saturday morning the 8th. While the exchanges between the teams were tough and fair Nemo were far sharper in front of goal. They won by 2-05 to 0-01. After that it was on to Mourneabbey for the boys where they played Claremorris from Mayo in the cup quarter final. This was a great game with the sides level several times. But Claremorris deserved the win. Final score was 2-06 to 1-05. It was back to Trabeg for Nemo where they had a great night of dancing and fun with their guests. It was a great few weeks of hurling for the Nemo boys who enjoyed the games and the fun.

After all the hurling the boys turned their attention to football. First up the C3 team had a league game against Fermoy on the 17th of June. Played in Trabeg in great conditions the boys played some great football. They struggled in the first half and were a point down at the interval. But they really played well in the second half and scored some fantastic points and goals. In the end they had a comfortable 3-17 to 3-07 win to leave them second in the league table. The boys then turned their attention to the national football feile. They went to Galway to Caherlistrane as the Cork division 1 representatives. First game was Friday the 28th of June against Corofin in Corofin. It was always going to be tough for the Nemo boys after their long journey that day, but the boys acquitted themselves really well against a very well drilled team. In the end they lost 3-08 to 2-05 but they performed well. Next up that same night was Burren. This game was also played in Corofin. The boys started slowly and were soon 2-02 to 0-01 down. But they really dug in and fought their way back into the game. Indeed, if they had more time they could have won it but, in the end, lost by a single point on a score line of 0-07 to 2-02. It was a well-deserved rest for the boys that night. The following morning, they played their hosts, Caherlistrane. The rest did the trick and the Nemo boys were excellent in this game. They ran out winners by 2-06 to 0-01. This meant they qualified for the shield division 1 quarter final where the met Oranmore. The game was played in Milltown. This was a tough game with some great passages of football. Nemo were a few points up at half time. A great goal on the resumption gave them a cushion they never relinquished, and they ran out winners by 1-12 to 0-09. That night the boys had a great night of entertainment back in Caherlistrane.  The semi-final was played on Sunday the 30th of June against Parke from Mayo in the Connacht GAA centre in Knock. With several players carrying injuries at this stage this was a real tough test of the boys. Against an excellent team they played their hearts out but, in the end, just came up short on a score line of 1-02 to 0-03. A great weekend of football and this Nemo team did Cork, their parents and Nemo proud. We wish to thank our most generous hosts Caherliststrane who really couldn’t have done any more for the boys. They were brilliant hosts and we thank them sincerely.   

Fe 13 Football and Hurling Activity

The Fe 13 boys continued their hurling league campaign on May 27th with an away game vs Ballygiblin. The boys put in a very good hour of hurling and scored some great points. The home side were very game and matched Nemo in general skills. But the Nemo forwards had the edge when it came to scoring points. Final score was 1-10 to 2-01 for Nemo. Next up the took on Blarney in the hurling league at home on the June bank holiday weekend. This was a great game and very tight. Unlike the game against Ballygiblin, goals proved decisive. It was Nemo who were able to find the net at critical stages during the game. Including a last-minute goal that sealed the points for the Trabeg outfit. Final score was 4-06 to 0-11 for Nemo. Next, they turned their attention to the C3 football league. First up was a home game against Glanmire on June 11th. This was a very high scoring affair with the forwards on both sides in great form. Unfortunately for Nemo the Glanmire forwards were that bit sharper. Nemo lost 3-05 to 6-07. Next up they played St Nicks at the Glen field on June 14th. Again, this was a very high scoring game with plenty of goals and goalmouth action. Once more the Nemo boys were on the wrong end of a 6-02 to 3-07 score line. But it was a very good performance by the boys.

Fe 12 Football and Hurling activity

The Fe 12 boys mainly concentrated on their hurling league this last month or so. They played Crosshaven, the league leaders, on June the 4th in Crosshaven. Goals were the difference between the two teams. Crosshaven were able to convert their chances to goals whereas Nemo were not. Final score was 5-10 to 0-10 to the home team. On June 16th they travelled to Naas for a football tournament. 30 boys travelled, and they entered two teams. They were very competitive in all their games playing against the hosts Naas, Palentine, Rathote, Oranmore and Round Tower. The boys had a great day out and we wish to express our thanks to Naas who were great hosts on the day. Back to the hurling league where they took on Cloughduv on the 24th of June. The boys were short a good few regulars and struggled at times against a well drilled Cloughduv side. However, they fought to the last. Cloughduv recorded a comfortable win. They finished their league with an away game against Kinsale. Like the Crosshaven game, Nemo’s inability to take goals when on offer was to prove decisive. Kinsale were sharper in front of goal and recorded a 7-05 to 0-07 win. This completed the boys league programme where they recorded 2 wins and 4 losses. The games have been excellent for the players development and overall the league can be deemed a success in that regard.

Fe 7/8/9/10/11 Activity in June

The younger boys have also been very busy in June. The Fe 11s played football games against Kinsale, Bantry and Glanmire. They were competitive in all outings. They also played hurling games against Killara Og, Courcey Rovers, Carrigaline, Cobh and St Finbarrs. Again, in all games the boys were competitive, holding their own and matching most for skill and determination. For the younger boys (Fe 7 to Fe 10) the highlight had to be Street Leagues finals day on June the 15th. It proved to be a great day and a festival of football and hurling. Over 400 children participated, and everyone had a great time with a real family festival feel about the event. Outside of Street Leagues the Fe 10 boys played football games against Glanmire, Midleton and Na Piarsaigh and Hurling games against Inisscarra. The Fe 9s played football against Eire Og and Hurling against Bishopstown. The Fe 8s had a football blitz on the 4G pitch in Pairc Ui Chaoimh with 32 boys participating in what was a very enjoyable day out.    

Girls Fe 14 Football Activity

The girl’s Fe 14 football team wrapped up their league campaigns at the end of May. The A team played Donoughmore and recorded a good win while the B team played Carrigaline but lost. Neither team qualified for the knock out stages of their leagues. Overall the leagues proved to be a great vehicle to develop the players skills.

Girls Fe 12 Football Activity

The Fe 12 girls have had a very busy month on the football field. The A team played Carrigaline in Trabeg on May 23rd and won well. The C team played St Vals on the 28th of May and recorded an excellent win playing some of the best football the team has played this year. The C team then went on to play Ballincollig on May the 30th and recorded a 2-point win. They were outstanding in defence on the night. The B team played Douglas on the June Bank Holiday Monday and they recorded an excellent 5-04 to 0-03 win. They played some excellent attacking football that day. The following night the A team played Douglas. This was our near neighbours turn for revenge and in an excellent game of football the Nemo girls lost out on a final score of 5-05 to 2-03. But they performed well on the night. All of this meant that the A team did not qualify for the league knock out stages, but the B and C teams had. The B team had their league semi-final on June 12th away to Eire Og. In a great game they led 1-01 to 1-00 at half time. In the second half the shackles came off and the girls played some great football to record a 3-06 to 2-02 victory. On to the league final for the B team against St Vals. This was played in Trabeg on June the 21st. The girls met their match this night and with an excellent full forward line the visitors were not to be denied. Despite this the Nemo girls battled all the way to the finish. In the end they lost 10-04 to 4-06. While the final did not go their way, it was a great league campaign for the B team – well done to all involved. The C team await their league knock out game.

Girls Fe 9/10 Football Activity in June

The younger girls football teams were also in action over the last month. The Fe 9 girls played Douglas and Bishopstown in a Blitz on the 26th of May. The girls were competitive in all their matches. The Fe 10 girls played Douglas on June the 12th in Trabeg winning two games and drawing two more. Good numbers participated from both clubs so 4 teams were formed, and 4 games played. Some great skill on offer from both clubs with the future of ladies’ football assured for both clubs with these types of numbers participating. The Fe 10 girls also took part in a Blitz in Carriagline on the 26th of June. They had enough players for 3 teams and played 3 games. Carrigaline were a little bit stronger on the day but nonetheless a great experience for the girls.

Camogie Activity in June

The Fe 14 girls had a challenge game against Brian Dillons in Trabeg late in May. Brian Dillons proved too strong for the Nemo girls, but it was a very useful exercise as both clubs prepared for Feile. The Fe 14 girls then played St Colums in Trabeg. They played well on the night and recorded a 5-03 to 2-02 win. The Fe 8 camogie team participated in a Blitz at the Tank Field in Brian Dillons. Good numbers participated, and they were competitive in all games. The Fe 12 girls played a league game against Grenagh and performed well recording a 4-02 to 0-01 win.

Next up was Camogie Feile on the weekend of June the 8th. On the Friday night the girls travelled to Fermoy for their first game. This was against Carndonagh from Donegal. In an exciting and close fought game, the Nemo girls came out on top 4-02 to 1-01. Next up was the home team Fermoy. With their confidence high after the first win the girls proved far too strong for Fermoy and recorded a comprehensive win. Saturday morning, they played their last group game against the club they were hosting – Mullaghbawn from Armagh. Nemo were well on top in this game and scoring goals freely they recorded a good win. So on to the division 6 cup quarter final against Kilworth in Ballynoe on the Saturday afternoon. They were far too strong for the Kilworth outfit and recorded a comfortable win. In the semi-final they played Killarney Camogie on the Sunday morning. The game was played in Mayfield GAA club. With their confidence sky high at this stage they once again recorded a comfortable win playing some of the best camogie yet. And so, to the cup final against Four Roads from Roscommon. The final was played on Sunday afternoon in Mayfield. It was a great game with the sides well matched. It seemed like Nemo would take the cup as they led 1-02 to 1-01 going into the last 3 minutes. But Four Roads scored a goal to get their noses in front. And as Nemo pressed for an equalizer they lost possession at a crucial stage and the Roscommon girls sealed the win with a late break away goal. Well done to them. Hard luck for Nemo but the girls can be rightly proud of their achievement in reaching the final of the cup competition. It was a remarkable achievement given that camogie is only 6 years back in Nemo. Well done to the girls and to all involved. The girls had a great weekend on the field of play and off the field where they made lots of new friends especially from the club they hosted – Mullaghbawn. The girls from Armagh were great guests and really entered the spirit of the occasion.

The Fe 13 Camogie team played Douglas on June 20th away. The girls played well but Douglas were that bit sharper and recorded a comfortable win. The Fe 9 girls participated in a Blitz in Trabeg on the 22nd of June. They played selections from Douglas and Bishopstown and were very competitive in all the game they played. The Fe 14 team continued were they left off in Feile with an excellent performance in the league against Kilworth away. They played some great camogie but came out on the wrong side of a 2-01 to 1-03 loss. Great performance by the girls. The minor camogie team took part in a Muster Blitz in Limerick on the 29th of June. They won against Tralee 3-01 to 0-03, lost to Shannon Rovers 0-03 to 1-04 and Na Piarsaigh of Limerick 0-02 to 1-05. Great day out for the minor girls and the experience will be of benefit to them in their upcoming league.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)