Nemo Underage Report Aug 29th - 29/08/2017

Fe 18 Football Challenge vs Kenmare Tues Aug 15th

The minor footballers continued their championship preparation with a challenge away to Kenmare last week. It was a novel pairing and we thank Kenmare for hosting. To the game itself – as with all Cork v Kerry contests it was keenly contested. There was never more than a score between the teams. Both teams scored some fantastic points and a draw would have been a fair result. However Nemo stole it in the end with a late point. Final score was 1-17 to 1-16 for Nemo. This is great preparation for the Nemo minors and we hope it was beneficial for Kenmare also.


Fe 14 Football Tournament vs Ballygarvan Wed Aug 16th

The Fe 14 boys took part in a football tournament in Rosscarbery last week. The team was very short with lots of regulars away on holidays. Ballygarvan proved too strong on the night and despite the boys best efforts they were well beaten. However, it was a good experience for the team and they will learn from the experience. Many thanks to Carbery Rangers for inviting Nemo to their annual tournament.

Girls Fe 13 Football League vs Eire Og Wed Aug 16th

Played in Ovens this proved to be a great game. The home team dominated the first half and were 10 points to 2 ahead at the short whistle. But Nemo stormed into the game in the second half. They needed goals to get back into contention and that is exactly what they did. The scored 4 cracking goals in the second period. Eire Og only added 3 more points in the second period mainly because of the excellent form of the Nemo defense which was immense in the second period. In the end Nemo had a 3 point win on a score line of 4-04 to 0-13. They now have a semifinal to look forward. Well done girls for such an excellent comeback.

Fe 15 C3 Football League vs Glanmire Sat Aug 19th

After a summer without games the Nemo Fe 15 footballers were naturally a bit rusty going into this. Glanmire had the upper hand in the first half and but for a great Roger Timon goal they could have been out of sight by half time. As it was the score was 2-06 to 1-02 at half time for Glanmire. Nemo played much better football in the second half. They created a lot of chances but were a little unlucky in front of goal. They had a penalty saved and during the resulting play Glanmire scored a breakaway goal. The Nemo boys kept trying right to the end and the score line flattered Glanmire. Final score was 3-10 to 1-05 for Glanmire.

Fe 8 Hurling Blitz @ Carrigtwohill Sat Aug 19th

Our young hurlers travelled to Carrigtwohill for a blitz last week. They entered two teams and they played selections from St Finbarrs, Passage, Blackrock and Douglas. They were competitive in all their games and there was only a score or two between all the teams. It was a great experience for the boys and they really enjoyed it. Many thanks to Carrig for hosting.

Fe 9 Football League vs Erins Own Sat Aug 19th

The Fe 9 boys travelled to Caherlag for an entertaining football league game last week. The Nemo boys were short with lots of families still away on holidays. But they still had enough players for two teams. Erins Own were stronger on the day and Nemo lost both games but were competitive. The Nemo mentors noted that Erins Own were the strongest football team they had played so far in the league.

Fe 10 Football League vs Valley Rovers Sat Aug 19th

The Fe 10 footballers travelled to Brinny for a league encounter with Valley Rovers last week. Each club had enough for two teams and two games were played. Valley Rovers were stronger in both games and despite their best efforts the Nemo boys lost both. Another good experience for the boys.


Girls Fe 16 Football Challenge vs Araglen Desmonds Sat Aug 19th

The Fe 16 girls had an entertaining challenge away to Araglen Desmonds last week. The home team were first out of the traps and were soon 2-04 to no score ahead. Nemo rallied well and soon were back on level terms. Three 20 minute periods were played and it gave the Nemo mentors a chance to experiment. Aragalen won the game by 2 goals 4-08 to 2-08. It was a good work out for the Nemo girls as they prepare for championship.


Fe 15 P1 Football League vs Glanmire Sun Aug 19th

The Fe 15 P1 boys entertained top of the table Glanmire last Sunday night in Nemo. This was certainly a game of two halves. Nemo were excellent in the first period with the attacking link up play of center forward Robert Dillon and full forward Patrick Campbell particularly impressive. At the short whistle Nemo led 2-11 to 0-02. Unbelievably they would go the first twenty minutes of the second half without scoring as Glanmire reeled them in with some excellent goals and points. Nemo were completely outplayed in midfield and the tide turned. Glanmire took full advantage and were deserved winners on a score line of 4-10 to 2-14. Lots for the Nemo mentors to think about after losing such a lead. Well done to the Glanmire boys for their fantastic come back.


Fe 16 B2 Hurling Championship QF vs Kiltha Og Tues Aug 22nd

The Fe 16 hurlers had a tough assignment in their championship quarter final away to Kiltha Og. Castlemartyr was the venue and after all the heavy rain earlier that day the pitch was heavy. The ball didn’t travel and this led to a dour first half. Scores were hard to come by. The sides were level at 2 points apiece just before half time when a goal mouth scramble yielded a goal for the hosts. Three points down at half time was manageable but Kiltha Og started the second half really well. Soon it was 1-05 to 0-02 and not looking god for Nemo. But with full backs Tom Rea and Finn Fhlanncadh in great form Nemo got back into the game. A few pointed frees by Patrick Campbell and a kicked goal by Mark Hill after a great solo run had Nemo behind by just a point. Kiltha Og stretched the lead again but another free put just the minimum between the sides. With 10 mins to go the game was on a knife edge. Nemo midfielder Colin Twohig stepped up and scored an equalizer from play and then with a few mins to go Patrick Campbell scored a cracking goal to put Nemo ahead. He followed this with a pointed free and the night was Nemo’s. Final score was 2-07 to 1-06 and Nemo can now look forward to a semifinal with Crosshaven. Well done to both teams for the effort they showed on the night despite the tough ground conditions.

Fe 16 Football Challenge vs Carrigaline Weds Aug 23rd

The Fe 16 boys travelled to Carrigaline for a challenge last week. Not having played a game in a few months Nemo were rusty. But they soon found their stride and in general they dominated the key areas of the field. They got some nice scores and won by a few points in the end. It was a very worthwhile work out for both teams with championship coming up in mid-September. Many thanks to Carrigaline for hosting the game.

Minor Football Challenge vs Dohenys Weds Aug 23rd

The minor’s continued their championship preparations with a good work out in Dunmanway last week. They were understrength on the night but still played well. The hosts were more accurate in front of goal and in the end this told as they won by 2 points. Another good exercise for the Nemo boys who play Beara in the championship on Sep 2nd.

Girls Minor Football League vs Passage Weds Aug 23rd

The minor girls started their league campaign at home to Passage last week. This is a very young Nemo minor team and understandably they started tentatively. After 20 minutes they started to find their feet and by half time they were just one goal behind on a score line of 1-07 to 1-04. In the second half they played some excellent football and defended really well. They restricted Passage to just 2 points in the second period. At the other end they were efficient and scored some great goals after good approach play. In the end they won 4-08 to 1-09. A good start to the campaign by the girls. Well done.

Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Bishopstown Fri Aug 25th

This was the Fe 12s first match back after the summer break. It was played in Trabeg. They played very well and demonstrated good teamwork throughout. Nemo led 1-6 to 2-0 at half-time. Both Bishopstown goals came somewhat against the run of play as Nemo had been very dominant. Even better defending by Nemo in second half and excellent team play led to a solid final result. Bishopstown were held to two points in the second half. Nemo were much more purposeful in attack and won comfortably in the end on a score line of 2-12 to 2-02.

Fe 9 Hurling League vs Valley Rovers Sat Aug 26th

The Fe 9 hurlers travelled to Brinny last Saturday to continue their rebel og league campaign. Nemo had two teams and they both competed very well. The standard of hurling was very good for boys this age. The home side were that bit better and in the end won both games. But Nemo played well and competed well.

Fe 11 Hurling League vs Blackrock Sat Aug 26th

The Fe 11 hurlers entertained Blackrock last Saturday in Trabeg. Two teams were formed and two games played. Both Nemo teams were excellent and they out played the opposition in both games. Nemo got some great points and goals and won both games with a bit to spare. A very good standard of hurling was played and the Nemo mentors are delighted with the boys progress.

Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Ballincollig Sun Aug 27th

The Fe 12 C3 team returned to league business after their summer break last Sunday. They came up against a very strong Ballincollig selection. The hosts dominated from the throw in and by half time had built up a big lead. Nemo rallied in the second half and managed to claw back some of the lead but it proved to be too big a challenge. In the end Ballincollig had a comfortable win.

Fe 13 Football Challenge vs Aghada Sun Aug 27th

The Fe 13 footballers had an interesting football challenge last Sunday in Trabeg. It was their first game back after the summer break and naturally they were a bit rusty. But they soon found their feet and they played some excellent football. They won on a score line of 4-12 to 3-05. Many thanks to Aghada for coming in to Nemo for the game.

Girls Fe 16 Football Championship vs Glanmire Sun Aug 27th

The girls Fe 16 footballers bowed out of the championship at the quarter final stage last Sunday. They came up against an excellent Glanmire side. Glanmire had stars all over the field and dominated from the start to the finish. They will be very hard to beat in the championship this year. Final score was 6-12 to 3-03. The Nemo girls tried their very best and got some good scores but Glanmire were at a different level on the night. We congratulate them and wish them well for the remainder of the championship.

Fe 15 Football Challenge vs Glenville Sun Aug 27th

The Fe 15 footballers had a lively challenge game last Sunday night against Glenville. Glenville were very game and took the challenge to Nemo from the start. Eventually Nemo got on top around the middle third and the scores eventually came. Nemo won 5-13 to 4-05. It was an excellent work out for both clubs and they will benefit from it. Many thanks to Glenville for travelling to Trabeg for the challenge.


Fe 7/8 Hurling vs Brian Dillons Sun Aug 27th

The young hurlers of Nemo and Brian Dillons entertained the crowd at half time during the city division junior A final last Sunday in Ballinlough. Nemo had 25 young hurlers and they all had a great time on the big stage showing off their skills. Parents were very proud and they got a great round of applause after the game. It was up to the Junior hurlers to do the business in the second half and mimic the efforts of their younger club mates. Thankfully they did just that! Well done to all involved in organizing the exhibition.

Girls Fe 11 Football League SF vs Carrigaline Mon Aug 28th

The Fe 11 girls played their league semifinal last Monday night in Trabeg. They came up against an excellent Carrigaline team. In particular Carrigaline’s two midfielders were outstanding on the night. Nemo played very well and competed well but Carrigaline were that bit better on the night. Well done to Nemo for getting to the league semifinal. On the way they won 4 out of their 5 games. It was a great experience for the girls who enjoyed the games immensely. Well done to Carrigaline and we wish them well in the final.

Club News

With the school’s going back Nemo will be starting their regular Saturday morning football training over the coming weeks. Girls at 10am and Boys at 11am. If you have primary going school children and are looking for a healthy past time for them this school term – why not give Nemo a try? Call down to the club on Saturday morning and check out the facilities that are available. Ask for the contact number for the head coach for your child’s age group – or get it from the the Nemo website -

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)