CÚINNE NA NÓG
The Academy was in full swing at 11am on Sunday morning last in Ballyrickard. The sun was out even though it was a little chilly, but no one was complaining as they continue to watch the children have fun and enjoy their football. There was a warm cuppa to be enjoyed if you felt the chill along with some delicious home baking. The children are improving each week, so well done boys & girls. A big thank you to all the diligent academy coaches who give up their time and this is very visible in the children’s improved skills.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
A huge Congratulations to:
U6 Girls -Saoirse Gentle and Kitty Bowler
U6 Boys – Jonathan Foley
U8 Girls- Aisling Donnelly
U8 Boys – Ethan Quirke and Jamie O’ Regan
U10 Boys – Christian Dunne
The U8s and U10s Go Games took place last Wednesday evening, the 12th June in Ballyrickard. A big crowd gathered, well wrapped up on a cool summers evening. All the children enjoyed their games, played well and did the club proud.
Sunday morning last saw our under 12s travel to Gneeveguilla for the penultimate game in Phase 2 of the county league.
We played against the breeze in the first half and started well with two opening goals from Brayden Pierce and Nick Lacey. Gneeveguilla got to grips with the game and replied with some good scorers before Ryan Onekewyere worked very hard to win a ball and finish to the net. Nick and Brayden added two points apiece to leave the half time score 3-4 to 5 points.
After a sluggish start to the second half, Jamie McCarthy now operating at full forward after starting midfield began to take over. Jamie scored a goal and threepoints to Gneeveguilla’s three points. Gneeveguilla would keep the scoreboard ticking over but more often than not Ciaran Griffin would win and clear most balls. Pinpoint kickouts from Odhran Foley led to another goal from Nick and two more points while Jamie brought his tally to seven and Evan Daly added another assisted by Calum Lacey. Gneeveguilla were competitive to the end and in truth the game would have been closer except for an excellent first half save from Evan Daly and fantastic defending from Cillian McGrath, Sean O’Mahony and Daniel Aneke who won nearly every aerial duel. Man of the match was Ciaran Griffin who won an amount of ball throughout and controlled the back line, followed closely by Nick Lacey with 2-4, Ryan Onekewyere in the midfield and Jamie McCarthy.
Final game of county league football is against Foilmore next Sunday the 23rd June at 6pm in Ballyrickard.
U14 and U16 Boys
The U14s start the Central Region campaign with their first game on this Monday evening, the 17th June at home to John Mitchels at 7pm in Strand Road.
The U16s start the County League at home to Lispoil / Anascaul this Wednesday, the 19th June in Strand Road at 7pm.