Underage Report Oct 2nd - 02/10/2018

Fe 18 C3 Football League vs Carrigaline Thurs Sep 20th

Nemo minor C3 footballers took on Carrigaline on a wet Thursday in Trabeg recently. Carrigaline were first to score and it was a lead they never relinquished. They dominated the first half and lead by 9 points to 3 at the half time break. Nemo did rally early in the second half and a well worked goal brought them back into the game for a while. But Carrigaline re-asserted their dominance and pulled away toward the end for a comfortable 2-15 to 1-06 win. This was a good performance by an understrength and somewhat experimental Nemo 15.


Girls Fe 16 Football Challenge vs Ballinhassig Fri Sep 21st

The Fe 16 girls travelled to Ballinhassig for a football challenge recently. Their mentors decided to experiment and play girls in new positions etc. It was a very useful exercise and they learned a lot. Ballinhassig won comfortably but the exercise will have benefitted the Nemo girls a lot. Many thanks to Ballinhassig for hosting the event.


Girls Fe 11 Football Challenge vs Passage Fri Sep 21st

The Fe 11 girls played a football challenge against Passage in Trabeg last week. Nemo experimented and gave everyone on the panel game time. They had a comfortable win and learned a lot from the game. Many thanks to Passage for providing the challenge.


Fe 7 Football Blitz @  PUC Sep 22nd

The Fe 7 boys travelled in force to a wet and windy Pairc Ui Chaoimh recently for a football blitz. 45 Nemo boys participated and they entered 7 teams. The boys played selections from clubs from all around the city and county and they acquitted themselves very well. They had a great time on the 4G pitch and really enjoyed the occasion. Kudos to the organizers for running such a smooth morning’s football.


Fe 14 B Hurling County Championship Final vs St Colmans Sat Sep 22nd

The Fe 14 hurlers reached the county B final this year and the game was played in Lisgoold last Saturday week. Nemo started slowly and were soon a goal down. Worse was to follow as they conceded a penalty that was converted by a rampant St Colmans. But the Nemo boys knuckled down and through sheer hard work and perseverance they clawed back the lead. Indeed by half time they were completely on top and lead by 11 points. As the second half started it looked like they could only be one winner. With 20 minutes remaining Nemo led by 4-06 to 2-01. Inexplicably Nemo failed to score for the remainder of the game. St Colmans made some astute tactical switches and slowly they reigned in the Nemo lead. But the Nemo boys defended heroically and in the end they had a deserved one point win on a score line of 4-06 to 4-05. This is a great achievement for this team. Not only have they won the county B championship but they remain unbeaten in hurling this year. Well done to the boys and their coaches for a great win and a very significant achievement in terms of promoting hurling in the club.


Girls Fe 18 A Football League vs Eire Og Sun Sep 23rd

The Fe 18 girls travelled to Ovens for a league game last Sunday week. They came up against an excellent Eire Og team that had some very talented footballers in their ranks. Despite this the Nemo girls competed very well and for much of the game they were in contention for the points. But late in the game Eire Og got a number of goals that put the result to bed. Final score was 4-12 to 1-08 for the home side.  A very good performance by the Nemo girls against a very talented Eire Og team.


Fe 10 Football League vs Carrigaline Sun Sep 23rd

The Fe 10 boys travelled to Carrigaline last week for a football league game. 28 Nemo boys participated and 3 teams were formed. The played very well and all 3 Nemo teams were very competitive. The football standard was excellent and the boys showed all the skills they have been learning at the Saturday morning training sessions. In the end one Nemo team recorded a win while the other 2 teams recorded narrow losses. An excellent performance by the boys whose coaches were delighted with them on the day.


Fe 12 Camogie Blitz @ Ballygarvan Sun Sep 23rd

The Fe 12 girls took part in the inaugural camogie blitz in Ballygarvan last week. In a festival atmosphere the girls played selections from Balinora, Ballygarvan and Bandon. While they didn’t record any wins they had a great time and rally enjoyed pitting their skills against these teams. They were competitive in all their games and showed great skill and determination throughout. It was a very enjoyable occasion and we thank Ballygarvan for the kind invite.


Fe 12 Camogie League vs Bishopstown Mon Sep 24th

The Fe 12 camogie team hosted Bishopstown in the league last Monday evening. The sides were very evenly matched and there was little between the sides at any time during the game. In the end the difference between the teams was the visitor’s ability to take their goal chances when they came. Nemo were not as proficient in this regard. Final score was 4-00 to 2-02 for the visitors. But a very good performance by the Nemo girls on the night.


Girls Fe 14 A Football League vs Carrigaline Weds Sep 26th

The Fe 14 girls played Carrigaline in the football league last Wednesday in Trabeg. The Nemo girls started brightly and led for all of the first half. But they did squander a number of good scoring opportunities and this would come back to haunt them later. In the second half Carrigaline improved and closed the gap with Nemo. But Nemo were still ahead as the final whistle approached. But a late attack yielded an equalizing point for the visitors. Final score was 2-06 apiece.

 

Fe 12 C3 Football League vs St Nicks Weds Sep 26th

The Fe 12 C3 footballers entertained St Nicks last Wednesday. This was a very entertaining game with the sides never separated by more than a single score. At half time the sides were level. Early in the second half St Nicks scored a great goal to take the lead. But the Nemo boys kept going and soon equalized with a great goal of their own. From there to the finish Nemo dominated and they kicked some lovely points to record a well-deserved 3-09 to 3-05 win.

 

Fe 13 C3 Football League vs Ballincollig Thurs Sep 27th

The Fe 13 boys entertained Ballincollig in the league last week. This was a very good game with lots of high quality scores from both sides. The visitors started the brighter and had 2 goals on the board quickly. But Nemo stemmed the tide and they tightened up at the back. At half time they were just 5 points in arrears. Nemo started the second half in a burst of scoring and soon they were in the lead. It was looking good for them but in the last 10 minutes Ballincollig scored 3 goals without reply to snatch the points. Final score was 5-04 to 2-08 for the visitors.


Fe 9 Hurling League vs Clonakilty Sat Sep 29th

The Fe 9 hurlers travelled to Clonakilty for their final league game last weekend. 20 Nemo boys participated and two teams were formed. Both Nemo Glas and Nemo Dubh acquitted themselves well. In two close fought games the Nemo boys just about came out on top. It was a great trip away for the boys and they really enjoyed the occasion.


Fe 10 Hurling League vs Argideen Rangers Sat Sep 29th

The Fe 10 boys travelled west to play Argideen Rangers at the weekend. 19 Nemo boys participated and two teams were formed. Both games were very close affairs with the lead changing hands several times. The standard of hurling was excellent for this age group and there was some exciting passages of play. Teams were level at half time. But in the second half of both games Nemo got on top and scored the goals and points to give them the win. A very good outing for the boys who enjoyed the hurling.


Fe 10 Camogie Blitz @ Trabeg Sat Sep 29th

The Fe 10 camogie team hosted a blitz in Trabeg last Saturday. 8 clubs were represented and over 150 girls catered for. Teams from all over the city and county took part –Glen Rovers, Bishopstown etc. The Nemo girls acquitted themselves really well and they were very competitive in all their games. It was a very enjoyable occasion with a festival like atmosphere. Well done to all involved in organising the event.


Fe 14 P1 Football Challenge Cup SF vs Bantry Blues Sun Sep 30th

The Fe 14 boys had a home semi-final against Bantry Blues in the P1 football challenge cup on Sunday. Playing with the strong breeze Nemo made the worse possible start and they were 1-02 down after just a few minutes. But they soon settled and with hard working midfielder Conor Cusack and inside forward Ross Corkery in great form they soon took the lead. At half time they had a 4-07 to 3-02 lead. It could have been closer but for good goalkeeping by the Nemo custodian and some help from the cross bar. The second half started well for Nemo and they scored a fifth goal to put real daylight between the teams. But Bantry never gave up and they soon wiped out the goal with some well taken points. As the game entered the final 10 minutes Bantry started to go for goal when points were on offer. The Nemo defence were excellent in the last 10 minutes and they made sure a green flag was not raised. In the end they had a deserved 5-09 to 3-08 win. They can now look forward to the final on October the 20th vs Na Piarsaigh.


Fe 18 P1 Football Championship SF vs Sam Maguires Sun Sep 30th

The Fe 18 P1 footballers played their county semi-final against Sam Maguires in Cloughduv last Sunday morning. They won the toss and decided to play with the strong wind. This seemed like the right move because after just 10 mins they had built up a 1-06 to 0-01 lead. However, Sam Maguires started to get a grip in midfield and for the remaining 20 mins of the first half they outscored Nemo by 3 points to 2 to leave the half time score at 1-08 to 0-04. Still it seemed like the lead should be enough especially as after the re-start Nemo scored a second goal to stretch their lead further. Indeed with 15 minutes to go they lead by 11 points on a score line of 2-11 to 0-06. But Sam Maguires never gave up and they started to chip away at the lead with some well taken points. They then pounced for a goal after turning Nemo over from a short kick out. But Nemo never panicked and with great fielding from Patrick Campbell and hard running from Mark Cronin they kept themselves two scores in front. With 5 mins to go they lad 2-14 to 1-11. But once again Sam Maguires started to reel off points. They scored 3 in a row to leave the Nemo fans sweating for the last few minutes of stoppage time. But Nemo played some good possession football to close out the game. In the end the final score was 2-14 to 1-14. A hard earned win for sure but a deserved one. They now face St Michaels in the county final on Oct 22nd. Plenty to work on but a great achievement so far in reaching the final.


Fe 14 Camogie Autumn League vs Dungourney Sun Sep 30th

The Fe 14 camogie team travelled to Dungourney for a league game last Sunday. The girls started slowly and missed a number of good scoring opportunities before eventually grabbing a goal late in the first half. Defences were on top in this game and scores were hard to come by. Midway through the second half Nemo struck for a second goal and this was to prove decisive. Dungourney were forced to go for goals and with the Nemo rear-guard in a mean mood they struggled. In the end Nemo recorded a 2-02 to 0-02 win. This is their 3rd win in a row in the league and they remain on course for a league playoff spot. Well done to all involved with the team.


Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Eire Og Sun Sep 30th

The Fe 12 C3 team continued their league campaign last Sunday with a trip to Ovens to play Eire Og. The boys played very well and dominated the game from start to finish. They got some lovely goals and points with some fine attacking moves. Despite the home team’s best efforts the Nemo boys recorded a comfortable win.


Fe 12 C3 Football League vs Bishopstown Mon Oct 1st 

The Fe 12 C3 footballers entertained Bishopstown last Monday in the league. This was a very evenly contested game with the sides exchanging scores regularly. The lead also was exchanged on a regular basis to make for an entertaining hour of football. However, late in the second half the Nemo boys took a firm grip of the game when they scored two late unanswered goals. Final score was 4-06 to 2-06 for the home team.


Issued by


Paul Kearney (Nemo Rangers Underage PRO)