Nemo Underage Report Sep 26th 2017 - 27/09/2017

Camogie Fe 15 Championship vs Glen Rovers Tues Sep 12st

Played at home the Nemo Fe 15 girls had a tough camogie assignment last week against the Glen. To make things even harder Nemo lost the toss and played into a howling wind. They held out very well in the first twenty minutes and were only a few scores down but the Glen piled on the pressure as the half time whistle approached and they scored 3 rapid goals to put significant daylight between the teams. Turing to play with the elements the Nemo girls gave a great account of themselves and never let their heads drop. However the better stick work of the Glen girls told in the end and they ran out comfortable winners. Well done to the Nemo girls for their never say die attitude.


Camogie Fe 13 League vs St Finbarr’s Wed Sep 13st

The Fe 13 camogie team travelled to Togher for a league game last week. The Barrs were very good and they never looked like losing the game. But the Nemo girls put in a very credible performance. They got some nice scores and made sure the Barrs girls had to work for the points. In the end the Barrs had a comfortable win. But the Nemo coaches were very happy with their team’s performance.


Camogie Fe 8 Blitz Fri Sep 15th

The Fe 8 camogie team hosted a monster blitz last Friday in Nemo. Teams from Sarsfield, Bishopstown, Carrigaline and Brian Dillon’s participated. Nemo had 20 girls. They had a great time and were very competitive in all their games. It was a great festival of camogie and well done to Mick O’Driscoll and the other Nemo mentors for organizing the event.


Camogie Fe 12 League vs Glen Rovers Fri Sep 15th

The Fe 12 camogie team hosted a league game with Glen Rovers last Friday evening. The Glen were excellent and displayed all the skills of the game. Nemo tried very hard but were never going to trouble the visitors on the score board. The Glen had a comfortable win. But the experience will stand to the Nemo girls as they continue to develop their camogie skills.


Girls Fe 16 Football Challenge vs Ballincollig Fri Sep 15th

The Fe 16 girl’s football team had a very useful challenge away to Ballincollig last Friday night. They were well in control in the first half and they played some excellent football. But their hosts were much better in the second half and made the evening very difficult for the Nemo girls. In the end Nemo had done enough in the first half and they won on a score line of 3-15 to 5-04. Many thanks to Ballincollig for the challenge game.


Fe 16 B2 Hurling Championship Final vs St Catherines Fri Sep 15th

The Fe 16 hurlers qualified for the East division B2 championship hurling final last week. It was played in Castlemartyr against an excellent St Catherine’s outfit. The early exchanges were tough with both sides showing signs of nervousness. But Nemo settled after a well taken Patrick Campbell goal. Soon he added another and Nemo looked to be in control leading by 2-02 to 0-02. But St Catherine’s started to find the range and scored some lovely points to get right back into the game. A couple of excellent points from right half forward Mark Harrington kept Nemo ticking over. And just before half time Nemo netted again to leave them 4 points up at the break on a score line of 3-05 to 0-10. St Catherines made some astute switches at the break and they began the second half really well. They were helped by some wayward shooting by the Nemo forwards. Soon Nemo’s lead was gone and then St Catherines full forward struck for a goal to give them the lead. The game was in injury time now and Nemo were a goal down. Facing defeat they rallied one more time and a great passing move involving Alan Barry, Mark Hill and Patrick Campbell ended in a goal for the Nemo boys. The referee allowed another minute of hectic hurling to ensue but the sides could not be separated. A draw – 4-07 for Nemo 1-16 for St Catherines. Nemo were probably the more relieved at the final whistle and they are glad of a second chance. Well done to both teams for providing such excellent entertainment. They certainly gave everything for the cause on the night. We look forward to the replay.


Fe 12 P1 Football League vs Douglas Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 12 boys played their last league game away to near rivals Douglas last Saturday. The hosts were excellent and played some brilliant attacking football. Nemo battled from the start to the finish but couldn’t get the scores to trouble Douglas. In the end Douglas had a comfortable win on the score board. But the Nemo coaches were happy with the performance of the Nemo boys.


Fe 11 Football League vs Carrigaline Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 11 boys hosted Carrigaline last Saturday. Each club had enough for two teams and two games were played. Both games were very competitive and there was never more than a score between them. Nemo Glas won by a score or two and Nemo Dubh were narrowly beaten. Overall a draw was declared. Well done to all the boys involved who played a very high standard of football for their age.


Fe 10 Football League vs Mallow Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 10 boys travelled in force to Mallow last Saturday – 28 Nemo boys participated. Two teams were formed and two games played. Nemo Dubh had a good win playing some exciting football. Nemo Glas had a tougher time but still managed to come out on top by a few scores. Well done to the boys – played two won two. Thanks to Mallow for their hospitality on the day.


Fe 9 Football League vs Glenville Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 9 footballers travelled to Glenville last Saturday morning. 30 Nemo boys participated. Glenville had enough for two teams and two games were played. Glenville were very strong and played some great football. All the Nemo boys played as the coaches rotated players in and out. In the end the home side recorded two comfortable wins. It was an excellent trip for the Nemo boys and they had a great time.


Fe 8 Football Blitz Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 8 footballers hosted a monster blitz in Trabeg last Saturday. 25 Nemo boys participated. They played selections from Douglas, Passage and Ballincollig. All the games were very competitive and the Nemo coaches noted how good the Ballincollig players were. It was a hectic morning of football and we must congratulate Greg Lenehan and all the other Nemo coaches for organizing the games. All the boys had a great time. Well done to all who participated in a true festival of football.


Girls Fe 8/10 Ballyphehane Football Blitz Sat Sep 16th

The Fe 8 and 10 girls participated in the annual football blitz in Ballyphehane. The day started with a parade behind the local pipe band and then the games began. The girls played selections from Fermoy, Bishopstown and Ballyphehane. All the games were very competitive and they had a great time. All the girls got medals and party bags and it was a real festival atmosphere on the “green” in Ballyphehane. Many thanks to our generous hosts who once again did a great job in organizing this wonderful annual festival of girl’s football.


Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Glanmire Sun Sep 17th

The Fe 12 C3 footballers played a league game against Glanmire in Sallybrook last Sunday. They started very slowly and they shipped a few unfortunate goals just before the half time whistle. At half time they were 3-04 to 0-01 down. But they rallied in the second half and made a real game of it. They got some excellent scores and played some very good football. But they had given themselves a mountain to climb in the first half. In the end they lost on a score line of 5-05 to 1-06. Well done to the boys for their excellent second half comeback which shows the good spirit they have in the team.


Camogie Fe 12 League vs Na Piarsaigh Mon Sep 18th

The Fe 12 camogie team continued their league campaign last Monday with a tough outing against north side rivals Na Piarsaigh. This was a very close game with the teams evenly matched. The only difference was Na Piarsaigh were able to take their chances in front of goal. Nemo struggled in that regard. But in all other aspects the sides were very well matched. Skill wise there was little difference. Na Piarsaigh won in the end on a score line of 4-01 to 1-01. A good performance by the Nemo girls whose skills are improving all the time.


Fe 18 Football Challenge vs St Michaels Tues Sep 19th

The Fe 18 boys continued their preparation for the championship with a very worthwhile challenge at home to St Michael’s last week. Early exchanges were very even and St Michael’s led for much of the first half. In the second period Nemo’s forwards began to find the range and they played some good football to record a 1-17 to 2-10 win. The mentors were very pleased with the overall performance. Many thanks to St Michaels for providing the challenge.


Fe 10 Hurling League vs Brian Dillon’s Weds Sep 20th

The Fe 10 hurlers travelled to the Tank field for a league game last week. The sides were very evenly matched skill wise. Brian Dillon’s took more of their chances and as a consequence they won by a few scores. But in reality there was little to choose between the sides and the Nemo coaches were very pleased with the outing.


Camogie Fe 16 Championship vs Rockban Fri Sep 22nd

The Fe 16 camogie team played Rockban in the championship last Friday night. It was a game of two halves with Nemo starting the better. They led by 2-01 to 0-02 at the short whistle. The second half was a different affair with Rockban dominant. Nemo began to regret some missed chances. It looked like Rockban were going to win but a late equalizer from Nemo meant the sides will have to replay the game. Final score was 2-03 to 2-03. Excellent performance from the Nemo girls who matched Rockban for skill and hard work throughout the game. Hopefully they can do it in the replay.


Fe 14 P2 Football Championship vs St Nicks Fri Sep 22nd

The Fe 14 footballers entertained rivals St Nicks in the quarter final of the P2 championship last week. The boys started well and were soon 2 points up. But they missed a lot of easy chances and allowed St Nicks back into the game. A goal for St Nick’s midway through the first half seemed to deflate the Nemo boys. Score at half time was 1-06 to 0-03 for the visitors. In the second half Nemo played much better with forwards Kevin Looney, Dylan Twomey and Mark O’Sullivan prominent. Center back Jack Scally also was having a great game. But Nicks were still ahead as the game entered the last minute on. Nemo were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately the ball was hit high and went over the bar. Nemo were still a point behind but there was no more time and the ref blew the final whistle. A deserved win for St Nicks on a score lime of 1-08 to 1-07. We wish them well for the rest of the championship. For Nemo it’s the challenge cup now.


Fe 13 Hurling League QF vs Ahane Gaels Sat Sep 23rd

The Fe 13 boys travelled to Enniskeane for their league quarter final against Ahane Gaels. Unfortunately the evening was extremely wet and in many respects this spoiled the hurling. While the exchanges were close a brace of goals either side of half time gave Ahane Gaels the upper hand. In the end they had a comfortable 4-10 to 1-06 win but the score line doesn’t do justice to the effort of the Nemo boys who tried very hard on the night.


Fe 10 Hurling League vs Glen Rovers Sat Sep 23rd

The Fe 10 boys travelled to the Glen last Saturday morning for a very entertaining hurling league game. The match was very competitive with the Nemo boys matching their rivals in all aspects of the game. As per previous league games the big difference was the ability of the Glen boys to take their chances whereas Nemo were a little wasteful. This told in the end as the Glen won by a couple of scores. But Nemo did match them skill wise and this is a huge positive. They continue to learn and improve with every outing.


Fe 9 Hurling League vs Blarney Sat Sep 23rd

The Fe 9 hurlers travelled to Blarney last week for a league game. Both teams had enough players for two teams. The teams were evenly matched skill wise. This ensured a very entertaining hours hurling. The Blarney boys got the upper hand in both games on the score board but the Nemo coaches were very pleased with the boys overall performance.


Fe 8 Hurling Blitz @ Glen Rovers Sat Sep 23rd

The Fe 8 hurlers took part in a hurling blitz in the Glen last Saturday. They played selections from the Glen, Na Piarsaigh, Brian Dillon’s and Sarsfield. The boys were competitive in all their games and competed well. Many thanks to the Glen for hosting the event. The boys had a very enjoyable morning.


Fe 12 Football Tournament @ Templeogue Sun Sep 24th

The Fe 12 boys participated in a football tournament in Templeogue in Dublin last weekend. First game was against Colmcilles of Meath who Nemo beat 0-07 to 0-05. Next up in the group stages was Loman from Cavan. Nemo lost this game 0-03 to 1-05. In their last group game they played the hosts Templeogue. This was a cracking game that Nemo won 4-05 to 3-02. This qualified Nemo for the shield competition. In the semifinal they played Kilmacud Crokes. They won this 3-07 to 2-05 – another absorbing encounter. The shield final was a Cork vs Kerry affair with Austin Stacks the opposition. This was a great game with some brilliant scores and goal mouth scrambles. In the end Nemo lost by a single point 2-04 to 2-05. The boys had a great day and our hosts were excellent. Everyone had a great time and we thank Templeogue for their kind invitation.


Fe 9 Football Tournament @ St Finbarr’s Sun Sep 24th

The Fe 9 boys participated in the annual Canty cup in Togher last Sunday. They played group games against Bishopstown, Kilmacud Crokes and Austin Stacks. They did very well and qualified for the shield final where they just about beat the host side St Finbarr’s in a great game of football. It was a great experience for the boys and a very enjoyable competition. The organization of the tournament was excellent. Our hosts St Finbarr’s were very generous and really made it a very enjoyable day for all involved. We thank them for the kind invite.


Fe 16 P1 Football Championship SF v Carbery Rangers Mon Sep 25th

The Fe 16 footballers bowed out of the premier 1 championship at the penultimate stage last Monday night. Played under lights in Clonakility it proved to be a very high scoring affair. The early exchanges were very even although Carbery seemed to be getting their scores easier. Frees were keeping Nemo in touch. With the score at 5 points to 4 Carbery struck for their first goal. They quickly followed it with a second. At half time they were ahead by double scores 2-07 to 0-06. Nemo started the second half very brightly and with a great goal from half forward Robert Geaney O’Brien they had the lead down to 2 points. But Carbery struck for two goals in the space of a minute to leave Nemo with a mountain to climb. They still had time as there was 15 minutes left. To their credit they got back into the game and a penalty by Scott Phillpott and another goal from Robert Geaney O’Brien had the lead down to 4 points. But the constant effort of trying to claw their way back into the game eventually told and Carbery started to pick off the scores on the counter attack. They scored another goal after a slip in defense by Nemo and that sealed the win for them. Final score was 6-14 to 4-09 for Carbery. Well done to Carbery and we wish them well in the final vs St Finbarrs next weekend. The Nemo boys died with their boots on and the club can be rightly proud of their efforts in this highly competitive championship. Overall they had a great campaign. Well done all.


Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)