It was a cold morning in Ballyrickard for the Academy Training this morning with a great turnout. Well done to all our young players and especially their Coaches. The parents warmed up with a cuppa Tea /Coffee along with some tasty Hot Cross Buns for Easter. The Easter Bunny made an appearance during the training also. The Children didn’t feel the cold as they happily trained and learned the skills of the game under the watchful eye of their diligent Coaches.
Well done to the Players of the week U6 Rian McCoy
U8 Katie Higgins
U10 Grace O’Shea
Have a Great week and see ye all at Training in Ballyrickard Next Sunday the 8th April 2018 at 11am.
The Canal walk takes place Bank holiday Monday leaving the Club at 1pm. This is one of the Clubs main fundraisers of the year. On our return to the Club there’s an Easter Party from 2pm-4.30pm. All welcome, it promises to be a fun filled day. If you didn’t get your name on a sponsor card any donation on the day would be greatly appreciated.
U12’s Start off the season next Sunday the 8th April 2018 at 6pm away to Milltown Castlemaine.
U14 B’s started the season off away to Dr Croke’s Team in the County League. They put up a good fight with some good scores to be defeated by a stronger Dr Croke’s side last Tuesday evening. The U14 B’s are at home to Stacks in Ballyrickard on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm
Our minors had a great win on Good Friday when accounting for a fancied John Mitchels side on a final score line of 2-07 to 1-08 – this game was a double up fixture with points gained for both county league and Coiste Trá Lí. This was essentially a team display but special mention to Aidan Mangan, Daniel Bowler, Seán Duggan and Jordan Foley whose heroics ensured we came away from Ballyseede with the win.
Our next fixture is vs Austin Stacks this coming Friday night in Connolly Park with a throw in time of 19.00
Central Region U-16:
We had our first game in the Central League V Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane on Monday night last. We made a good start and led by1-03 to a point after 15mins. We still led by 3 points at the half time whistle. Glenbeigh were physically stronger than us and led by 2 points going into the last few minutes of the game , when we were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately for us Conor O’Sullivan’s powerful shot was excellently saved by the Glenbeigh keeper. Conor had scored 2 penalties earlier in the game. The Final score for KoR was 3-08 Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 3-10.
Next game is away to Anascaul /Lispole in Anascaul on bank holiday Monday at 7pm
We made our debut in county league division 2 on Weds night last when hosting Fossa in Strand Road. Though our form had been good in Coiste Tra Lí league we were slow to settle and struggled for long periods of the game. We were short regulars in full back TJ Heaphy and corner forward Darragh O’Connor and both were major losses on the night.
We turned over at half time with a four point deficit ( 0-05 to 0-01) and despite an improved performance in the second half, we could not get sufficient scores to put Fossa under pressure; we had the upper hand in the middle of the pitch through Jack Savage and Seán Healy and our defence was outstanding with Jake Foley, Matthew Higgins and Eric McMahon to the fore – Tomás Kennedy was our biggest threat up front but we found it hard to penetrate. Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 0-04, Fossa 0-09.
We make the long trek to Kenmare this Wednesday 6th April for our next game where throw in is @ 19.00