Nemo Underage Report Nov 7th - 07/11/2017

Fe 12 P1 Football League SF vs Douglas Fri Oct 27th

Played in Carrigaline the Nemo Fe 12 boys had a tough assignment against Douglas in their league semifinal. The first half was an even affair with the big difference between the sides being Douglas’s ability to take their chances. Nemo missed some clear cut goal chances in the first period and this was to cost them later. The second half was similar to the first half and gradually the physicality of the bigger Douglas boys started to tell. Nemo never gave up and played some good football but the Douglas defense was excellent and with this platform they ran out comfortable winners.


Fe 15 P1 Football Challenge Cup SF vs Glanmire Fir Oct 27th

The Fe 15 footballers travelled to Sallybrook for their challenge cup semifinal last week. It proved to be a great game. Glanmire were quick out of the blocks and they had a goal on the board immediately. They added points and it looked like it was going to be a long hour for Nemo. But Nemo steadied themselves and with excellent play from half back Rory Landers and full back Tom Rea they gradually got a grip on the game. The score at half time was 2-07 to 1-07. During the third period Nemo dominated and they soon were 6 points ahead. But Glanmire never gave up and with some great link play they got back into the game. Scoring some great goals they soon were ahead with the clock ticking toward the final whistle. But Nemo rallied for one last attack and drew a foul near the goal for Patrick Campbell to level the tie at 4-12 to 5-09. So 20 minutes of extra time was required. Again Nemo started brightly and an excellent goal by David Ruddock put them in pole position. But they just could not shake off Glanmire. Nemo scored another goal but Glanmire kept in touch with well taken points. The score stood at 6-15 to 5-15 with 3 minutes of extra time left. Glanmire knowing they needed a goal threw everything at Nemo. The Nemo custodian Luke Towler had to have nerves of steel as he made some great saves and goal line interceptions. In the end Glanmire ran out of time and Nemo won by a goal. In truth a draw would have been a fair result but it was not to be for Glanmire. Nemo will now face Inisscarra in the final. Well done to the Nemo boys who held on in the end for a great win.

Fe 15 C3 Football Tournament QF vs Carrigaline Sat Nov 4th

The Fe 15 C3 team had their quarter final tie with Carrigaline last Saturday in Trabeg. Nemo started really well and by the middle of the first half they were 9 points ahead. But Carrigaline made some astute switches and got back into the game after some clever forward play. At half time the scores were level at 2-07 apiece. The second half had defenses on top and scores were hard to come by. Carrigaline did get a vital goal midway through the half that was to prove critical. Also Nemo hit the post from a penalty. What this meant was that with a few minutes left Nemo were a point behind. They won a free to draw the game but unfortunately the shot dropped into the Carrigaline goalies hand. Carrigaline worked the ball up the field and scored a cracking goal. This was a 4 point swing and in effect won the game for Carrigaline. Final score was 4-11 to 2-13 for Carrigaline. Well done to the Nemo C3 boys. Their season ended with this match. Overall they had a very good year and can be very proud of their efforts all year and in particular during this game against a very good Carrigaline team. We wish Carrigaline well for the rest of the C3 tournament.

Fe 18 C3 Football Tournament SF vs Douglas Sat Nov 4th

The Fe 18 C3 team played their tournament semifinal away to near neighbors and rivals Douglas last Saturday.Nemo played into the wind in the first half and defended very well to only trail 6 points to 3 at half time. Captain Andrew McGowan led the defence with great performances by Sean Turner, Eoin Nation and Luke Horgan.

If the first half was a story of great defence the second half was all about the Nemo forward line. Cillian Martin, was very steady in goal and his kick outs proved to be very influential, where the Nemo midfield pairing of Adam Thornhill and Robbie Shalloe took a foot hold in the game and provided great service to the Nemo forward line. Ronan Dalton, Sean Nagle, Robert Dillon and Patrick Campbell in particular all doing well and contributing points. Nemo drew level with Douglas with 10 minutes to go and both teams traded points for the remainder of the game. In the very last play of the game, Nemo were very patient in their build up and Sean Nagle pointed to give Nemo victory 12 points to 11. They now have a final to look forward to against either St Finbarr’s or Na Piarsaigh.

Issued by

Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)