REPORT ON U14 EAST CORK FEILE IN KILLEAGH BY Sheila Dennehy Scanlon
We had a long and busy day out in East Cork u14 Feile competition last sat at home. We played 4 matches 5 mins aside. We played Glanmire, Fermoy B , St Colmans & Youghal . We won 2, lost 1 and a drew in the last against Youghal, which we should have won. But Youghal had the luck on the day to go through. Going on overall points we had to beat Youghal to go through to semi of the Feile. Which meant we got through to the semi feile plate instead.
We got drawn to Mayfield in the semi which we won very comfortably and length of time was increased to 10min aside.
So it was Fermoy A in the final. Our girls at this stage were getting tired but really wanted to win this game to get the opportunity to represent East Cork in the next round in the county competition.We as club would like to wish Glanmire & Fermoy the very best of luck representing east cork in County Feile .
Final was 12min aside, both teams started off really well. But Fermoy had some very strong girls and had the better luck on the day to pull off some great scores. We came back in the second half and got a little pip on our step to pull off also some great scores and in the dying moment we got a 13 mark free and had to try to get a goal as we were down 2 pts. Free was taking by our forward Emma Landers. She took it quickly and short with a pass to Aimee Morgan to have a full on shot but was blocked well by the Fermoy defence and cleared out the field. Ref blew up the whistle and it was Fermoys day to go through to represent East Cork in the county plate competition.
We as management were very proud of the girls overall. They never complain all day and did what we asked and that’s all we can ask. Ye are a super bunch of girls to be involved with and have a promising season ahead in the remainder of the league and championship hopefully.
There are a few people I want to thank personally, my fellow club coaches James Maunsell, Chris Roche for organising the parking Tom Goggin for organising the registration and on call at any time to support as the main contact for all teams on any queries throughout the event.To Sharon for organising all the refreshments, To Killeagh GAA for use of both pitches & facilities; To all the parents who helped out baking making sandwiches and the parents who stayed on upstairs to serve all and we even had 1 of our u10 parents Annette Fitzgerald who just popped down to drop off cakes to support. This is what it’s all about as club to support all age groups in any way possible.
Well done to our U14 Panel & mentors Sheila Dennehy Scanlon , Aine , Derry & Johnny , who were out at social last night & all the dancing etc had to play Youghal in league at Killeagh & lost by smallest of margins, heads up ye will be back on track to face Na Piarsaigh in 2 weeks
REPORT BY SHEILA
Our u14’s were out again in league against Youghal. Had a few missing but we are going to have these days with girls unavailable. We started off well and both sides seem to be very well balanced for a while. But we had a lot of chances that we didn’t take and left youghal take the ball from us too easily. Youghal had a very strong forward line and put huge pressure on our backs. Both sides still got some great scores to bring the half time score level with 2-1 a piece.
We knew we had all still to play for in the second half which was as tough as the first. Both sides got some great scores from play and it was going to be down to the blow of the whistle to decide who was the winning team. We made a lot of changes throughout hand second half and maybe not always the way to go but we had to try all options to pay off if possible. And some did and others didn’t. Unfortunately wasn’t meant to be and it was Youghals day by a very small margin of 1 pt . With the final score line Youghal 5-1 to Inchrvrs 4-3.
On behalf of management, we can’t win them all and you have to take losses also to make a team stronger and to learn where we went wrong to move forward. As the 1 liner in all ages used and which is very true, your only as good as your last game. Heads up and be proud to date with team performance overall.
SOCIAL & MEDAL PRESENTATION NIGHT
Our Annual Club Social & medal presentation was held @ The Quality Hotel Youghal ,& club ladies working there on Night Donna & Ceila we had great crowd in attendance over 120 in fact which was fantastic given the short notice on the event , Thanks to all fellow officers in Committee who helped on the night Chairwoman Sharon Roche , secretary Tomas Goggin Sheila Dennehy Scanlon & James Maunsell & myself Pro Sandra O Brien & Thanks to Helen Kennedy for her help again on the night , it a great success, to The Quality Hotel for the fabulous venue & hospitality & staff & beautiful food a big thank you , to Chris Roche our DJ & to the Monday club for loan of electrical equipment greatly appreciated, to all the players & coaches & parents , siblings, guardians & grand parents who turned up on the night to make it such a success , it was great to see so many young & a bit older take the floor for plenty of dancing , we had success in all ages in 2016 from U8 to Minors, the highlight being Regional All Ireland Feile winners U14s who also won league & U12s had east cork League & championship wins & U10s & 8s had league wins respectively & U16s won league & Minors won East Cork championship 4 in row , so great success all round for the club & here’s to a very successful 2017 for the club, Thanks to all the coaches who give so freely of their time to train & organise their troops for matches at home and away it’s greatly appreciated by the club committee & thanks to all our Committee members who help out at all occasions & in background at all functions and events throughout the year ..Inch Rovers Abu 2017 .
Hard luck to our U16 panel & Mentors Chris & Niamh Roche & co Vs Aghada in Aghada in league , heads up its very early days yet .
Inch U16s well done tonight. I know the score didn’t go our way but that does not reflect how well we played,we can hold our heads high.Onwards & Upwards regards Proud Management , Chris , Niamh & co
To all our club girls & friends who received the sacrament of Confirmation recently in our Parish & nearby parishes
Also to Stalwart Club Player Olive Griffin who was selected to go to special Olympics in Zurich as a helper & really enjoyed her trip there for a week in March
Well done to our club ladies with Cork seniors Jessica O’Shea & Annie Walsh & Noel O Connor who is a mentor with Waterford senior Ladies in Lidl NFL
HEALTHY CLUBS MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP WITH SAMARITANS
Thanks to all our club girls & ladies & camogie & Gaa counterparts who turned up for both talks , there was 49 at 12-16 age group & 35 at the 16+ age group which was fantastic numbers , hope ye all got some benefit from it and there’s a Parent /Guardian/mentor talk being organised fairly soon … & more down along the line on different topics .
Hard luck to Cork U14s panel & our 3 club girls involved Alicia Olaniran, Aimee Morgan & Caoilfhionn Barry & manager Chris Roche who were beaten Vs Kerry in Munster championship on scoreline 0-11 to 4-8
Our Senior ladies were out vs St Val’s in division 1 league last night in Killeagh & finished on scoreline 2-8 to 11 pts , well done to all the Panel , sorry I couldn’t make game for updates , they are out again Vs Mourneabbey on Thursday night next again in Killeagh at 7:45 pm , please come out and support the ladies ….
INCH POINT TO POINTS
Inch Pt To Pt races are on Wednesday week 12th April , again this year they have so generously given us the use of hospitality tent for our major fundraiser of the year for our club , we are totally indebted to them year in year out , we as a club would like to wish them the very best of luck on the day & really hope the sun shines for them & that the going is good , Please come out and support them on the day & as usual we will have soup & sandwiches & all home baking welcome please & if anyone can spare a few hours to help in the tent & bucket collection it would be an enormous help , Please bring baking to tent from 11 onwards please make a big effort as it falls on same people every year every bit helps and many hands make light work so I would appeal for some new faces coming on board this year please to help in the tent & baking, this is a vital fundraiser for our club, Thanks in advance Inch Rovers Committee