Underage News September 2019 - 17/09/2019

Minor Boys Activity  

The minors have had a very quiet month as they prepare for their County semi-final against Douglas on September 25th. They have filled the time with several challenge matches. Inisscarra visited Trabeg late in August for a very good work out. Nemo travelled to Mallow early in September for a lively contest. And last week Nemo travelled to Naas. Naas were excellent and really tested the Nemo boys. They were great hosts and the team had a great day out. Everyone on the team is now looking forward to the county semi-final next week.

Fe 16 Boys Activity

The Fe 16 boys played P2 league toppers Valley Rovers in the league on August 23rd. Played in Brinny the home side were in excellent form and won comfortably. Nemo tried hard and never gave up but were outclassed on the night. The Fe 16 C3 team fared better against Carrigaline on August the 26th, They played some very good football and scored some excellent points. But they conceded goals at key times in the game to keep the contest close. But in the end, they ran out winners by 5 points on a score line of 1-14 to 3-03.

Fe 15 Boys Activity

The Fe 15 footballers have completed their leagues. The hurlers had one game left against Passage West. This was played away on September 4th, Nemo were short a few regulars and Passage were that bit physically stronger. Despite a good show of hurling skill by the Nemo boys, they conceded too many goals. In the end Passage recorded a comfortable 6-05 to 1-07 win. Unfortunately, the defeat means that Nemo just miss out on a top two finish. So, their league campaign is over for 2019. The boys also had a football challenge away to Mallow. This was a very competitive game which the boys came out on top in by a few points. Thanks to Mallow for hosting.

Fe 14 Boys Activity

The Fe 14 hurlers played their championship semi-final game vs Bishopstown in Trabeg mid-August. The boys started well and were a goal up within a minute. But Bishopstown took over with the aid of the strong breeze. They build up a healthy 2-09 to 1-02 lead at half time. In the second half Nemo improved and managed to get back into the game. But a late goal for the visitors sealed the win for them. Final score was 4-10 to 3-05. We wish Bishopstown well in their final.  The boys then turned their attention to the football championship. On August the 28th they played their quarter final against Ballincollig. This was a very close game with real championship intensity. The teams were level at 4 points apiece at half time. The second half continued as per the first half with the teams exchanging points. Defences were on top. But late in the game Nemo struck for two goals which gave them the victory. It was hard luck on Ballincollig who had played very well. But goals win games and Nemo took their chances when they came. Final score was 2-08 to 0-08. Next up for the team is the semi-final against Glanmire. The C3 football team played near neighbours Douglas in the league on August 30th. This was a very good game. Nemo were well on top at half time and led 3-05 to 1-2. But Douglas stormed into the game in the second half and scored some great goals to make it a real contest. It was down to the wire, but Nemo just about held on for a deserved 1-point win on a score line of 3-10 to 4-06. The C3 team completed their league with an away tie against Ballincolllig on September 15th. This was a game of two halves with Ballincollig well on top in the first half. Nemo were 5 points down at half time. But in the 2nd half they really turned it around and held the home side to just one point. Final score was 2-10 to 1-05 for Nemo. This means they finished their league in top spot. Well done to all involved.  

Fe 13 Boys Activity

The Fe 13 boys have been busy. Their C3 team played Inisscarra on August 21st in nemo. This was a very close game with never more than a point or two between the teams. In the end Nemo edged it on a score line of 3-04 to 1-08. Next up the C3 team took on Bishoptown away on August the 27th. This was a very high scoring game with plenty of goals and goalmouth action throughout. Unfortunately, a lot of the action was in the Nemo goal! Still the boys battled to the end but lost out on a score line of 6-06 to 3-10. The G1 team took on St Nicks on August the 26th in the Glen field. Again, goals were decisive in this game. The St Nicks forwards were very sharp and punished any mistake the Nemo backs made. Final score was 5-08 to 1-08 for the home team. The Fe 13 boys also played a challenge game vs Aghada in between all the league games. They won this game. Next up for the team was the annual Austin Stacks Tournament played in Tralee on the weekend of Sep 7th. This was a real feast of football and the Nemo boys did well. They qualified for the shield semi-final where they lost narrowly to Naas. The boys had a great time staying overnight and going to the Aqua Dome. A great weekend was had by all. Finally, on their return they had the small matter of a hurling league game vs Kilara Og. Maybe playing the game the night after they returned from Tralee was a little too soon. Kilara proved too strong for the boys and ran out comfortable 8-10 to 5-04 winners. Not a bad performance by the Nemo boys though, given the fact that they had played so much football at the weekend.

Fe 12 Boys Activity

The Fe 12 boys have had a busy month. The G1 team had a home tie against Carrigaline on Aug 24th. Despite being very competitive they lost this game 5-11 to 3-05. Next up was an away time to Bandon. Again, conceding goals seems to be an issue and they lost this one 5-09 to 2-06. The C3 team had better fortune. They played Carrigaline 2 on the 24th of August and recorded a good 5-10 to 4-06 win in what was a very entertaining game. Next up for the C3 team was Glanmire. This was a cracking contest played in Nemo on September 2nd. There was nothing between the teams and it looked like it was heading for a draw when Glanmire struck for a late point to win on a score line of 3-07 to 3-06. On the 4th of September the C3 team played Ballincollig at home. Ballincollig were very strong, and the Nemo boys struggled to stay competitive with them. In the end the victors recorded a 4-10 to 1-06 win. They then turned their attention to the Autumn Hurling League. They played their first game away to Cloughduv on Sunday the 15th, This was a great contest with some great hurling from both teams. A pair of late goals for the home side gave them the win on a score of 5-10 to 6-04. A very good performance by the Nemo boys.

Fe 11/10/9 Boys Activity

The Fe 11/10 & 9 boys continued their league campaigns now that they are all back at school. The Fe 11 boys played hurling against Carrigaline and Ballygarvan and acquitted themselves very well. The standard was very good. The Fe11s also played Blackrock in the hurling league. They won one game and lost another, so a draw was declared. In football the Fe 11 boys played Erins Own, Mitchelstown, Inisscarra and Whitechurch in league contests. In all games the boys were very competitive. The Fe 10 boys had a hurling league game against Whitechurch. They played well but conceded a few soft goals to lose out by a few points. They also played Cobh in the hurling league. Playing 4 games they won 3 and lost one narrowly. In football the Fe 10 boys played Ballincollig and Skibbereen. They played very well in all games winning most. Finally, they took part in a football Blitz in Douglas on September 14th. In a very well-run blitz, the boys did very well against various opposition from within Cork and further afield. It was an excellent morning’s football and well done to Douglas for organizing it. The Fe 9 boys played hurling against Blarney and football against Carrigaline over the last several weeks. They acquitted themselves well in all games. They also took part in the annual Canty cup in St Finbarrs. This football tournament was played on Sunday September the 15th. The boys did well and reached the cup final where they played Kilmacud Crokes from Dublin. In a cracking contest they just about came out on top. This is the second year in a row that Nemo have won this tournament. Well done to all involved and a special thanks to St Finbarrs for organizing such a well-run tournament.

Fe 8/7/6 Boys Activity

The younger boys are also back in action after the school break. They are all football training on Saturday morning’s at 11am and hurling training during the week. The Fe 7 boys took part in a hurling blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and had a great time. The Fe 8 boys hosted a monster football blitz on September the 14th with many clubs attending. All had a great time.

Girls Fe 18 Football Activity

The girl’s Fe 18 football team have been in league action over the last month. In the mid-cork A league, they played St Vals at home on the 21st of August. This was a great game with the lead exchanging hands several times. Both teams were very evenly matched. But with a late point scoring spree St Vals pipped the Nemo girls by the narrowest of margins. Final score was 3-11 to 2-15 in favour of Vals. Next up for the Nemo girls was an away game to Eire Og. Nemo struggled for large periods of this game but managed to keep it competitive. In the end though the home side had a deserved 1-10 to 1-04 victory. A good performance by the Nemo girls against an excellent Eire Og outfit.

Girls Fe 16 Football Activity

The Fe 16 B football team reached the semi-final of the league. The game was played on August the 26th away to St Finbarrs. In a classic game the girls had to dig deep to get a draw. It was a game that could have gone either way, but a draw was a fair result. The replay is scheduled for September 23rd in Nemo. The A team also reached their league semi-final in the A league. They played Naomh Aban away from home. This was a great game that had loads of goals and goal mouth action. It was a game that Nemo could have won had they taken their chances. But in the end the home side won out on a final score 5-08 to 4-06. Well done to the girls for reaching the knock out stages of their league. In the county championship the Fe 16 girls were pitted against Killavullen in the first round. In their most complete performance of the year the girls ran out very comfortable winners. This set up a county semi-final with Aghada. The game was played away on September 16th, this was a great game with the sides regularly exchanging points in the first half. A goal by Aghada in the first half gave them the edge at half time. But Nemo rallied in the second half and scored a good goal themselves. With 10 minutes to go the home side led 1-09 to 1-06. Nemo tried hard to reel them in but probably went for goals when easier points were on offer. In the end Aghada edged it 1-12 to 1-08. Well done to the Nemo girls on such a brave performance and we wish Aghada well in the county B final.

Girls Fe 12/11/10/8 Football Activity 

The Fe 11 girls reached their Summer League final. They played Ballincollig in the final on August the 26th. They started brightly and soon were 2 points up. But Ballincollig were very strong and soon took over. Nemo missed some gilt-edged goal chances, but Ballincollig prevailed in the end of a score line of 2-02 to 1-01. The Fe 10 and Fe 8 girls took part in a football blitz in Aghada in August. They both had 3 teams and played selections from St Vals, Clonmel Commercials and Aghada. The girls had a great time and we thank our generous hosts. The Fe 10 girls also took part in a well-organized blitz in Douglas. Over 30 Nemo girls participated, and they all had a great time playing plenty of good football.  The Fe 12 Girls travelled to Thurles for a blitz in August. 30 girls travelled and they played 3 teams in 9 aside format. They played teams from Eire Og in Ennis, Inch Rovers, Clonmel Commercials, Thurles Gaels and St Patricks. The girls had a great time and were competitive in all their games. The Fe 10 girls also had a good challenge game away to Ballygarvan on Aug 28th. This was excellent preparation for the annual Danielle Forde tournament they participated in on Sep 1st in Donoughmore. The girls had two teams and they both reached their respective finals. While neither team won the girls had a great time and played some great football. Well done to Donoughmore for organizing this great annual feast of underage ladies’ football.

Camogie Activity

It’s been a busy month on the camogie front. The Fe 14 team played their round robin championship games. They started with an excellent win over Fermoy. In a tight game where Nemo were short some starters, they dug out a hard earned 1-06 to 1-03 victory. Next up for the Fe 14 girls was a home tie against St Vincents on August 28th. In a great clash the girls came out on top thanks to their ability to convert their goal chances. They won 3-05 to 0-03. Next was an away tie in Araglen against Kilworth. This was a classic with nothing between the teams. However, in the end the Nemo girls just about managed to get over the line on a score or 3-03 to 2-02. 3 championship games 3 wins! Their final game in the round robin series was a home tie against Bandon. With several players injured this was always going to be a stretch for the girls against an excellent Bandon outfit. The game was played in Trabeg on September 16th. They held their own in the first half and were only a point down at half time. But Bandon rattled the Nemo net 5 times in the second half to give them a comfortable 5-05 to 1-02 win. With 3 wins out of 4 there is a chance Nemo will qualify for the championship knock out stages, but their faith is not in their own hands. They will have to wait for the remaining matches in their group before knowing whether they qualify or not. But a great campaign that stretched their resources and proved how good a team they have become.

In other camogie activity, the Fe 13 team played a very competitive league game away to St Vincents on August 30th. They lost but acquitted themselves very well. The Fe 11 camogie team participated in a blitz in Bishopstown o August 31st. They played Na Piarsaigh, Bishopstown and St Vincents and were competitive in all games. The minor camogie team played a league game at home to Watergrasshill on September the 1st. The girls played some great camogie and shot over some fabulous points. They won on a score line of 0-18 to 1-05. The Fe 12 girls travelled to Ballinascarthy for a league game on September the 8th and recorded a comfortable win. The same day the Fe 8 girls participated in a blitz in Douglas. Two Nemo teams took part and they had a great time and were competitive in all games.  The Fe 13 camogie team played Blackrock in the league in September. The Rockies were very good and won well. But the Nemo girls made them earn it. The Fe 12 girls played Kilworth in the league on September 14th in Trabeg. In lovely sunshine the girls put on a sparkling display and won 1-05 to 1-01. If they were sharper in front of goal they may have won by more. So, plenty of camogie activity for the last month spanning from the Fe 8 blitzes all the way to the Fe 18 minor league.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)