St. Rita’s Camogie
Tuesday 7th July was a historic day for our club, our U-12’s played in Caman to Croker in Croke Park . We had a fantastic day from start to finish. We started the day with a tour of Croke Park museum, the girls thoroughly enjoyed this especially the “sing off” in the auditorium with a cork team where “Tipperary Tipperary are we are we are we” rang throughout the museum and stadium!! We then took to the hallowed turf to play An Port Mor from Armagh, Atticall from Down and finally Blackrock from Cork, 2 wins and a draw. This was a fantastic experience for all the girls and a memory they will have for life. Huge thanks and appreciation to their mentors for their dedication and training throughout the year. Special mention also to Katie Ryan who refereed in Croke Park on the day. Thanks to everyone who supported our cake sale on Sunday last and also to Kenny’s Centra for the water.
Report of our u14 game v Carrick Davins.
After the disappointment of this years u14 football championship behind this bunch of young men we headed to Carrick Davins with all their hurling history to begin our championship campaign. Having lost a couple to injury and sun spots throughout Europe a determined 13 lined out and were up for the challenge. Fethard opened the first half with the wind at their backs and got off to a flyer with Stephen Crotty raising a green flag within three minutes followed by a point by Cathal O Mahony from the right wing. Another goal from Stepen Crotty put Fethard in a strong position after 10 minutes. Carrick roared back into the game with 1 02 before Cathal O Mahony pointed again following a well placed pass from Darragh Hurley out of the half back line. With The Fethard boys gaining in confidence and with Ryan Walsh , Ben Coen and Dara Hurley cleaning up at the back and their distribution out of defence leeding to further scores up front . Indicipline in the Davins back line handed Stephen Crotty 3 handy pointed frees to extend Fethards lead . Again the home team responded with another 1 02 to leave a point between the sides approaching half time. Richard Anglim and Robert Hackett were having a very good first half and a one two between the pair led to a free on the 40. Stephen Crotty stepped up and sent a great shot to the roof of the net to give Fethard a five point lead at the break.
Halt Time Carrick Davins 2.04 Fethard 3.06
Fethard started the second half as they finished the first and added three points in the first five minutes with Stephen Crotty on fire in the half forward line. Robert Hackett added another point and another free from Crotty was followed by another post splitting point by the energetic Hackett in the middle of the field. Again the Davins came fighting back . A free went straight to the Fethard net after 15 mins followed by three more points and left five between the sides . The momentum was with the home team and playing with a strong wind there was more trouble ahead for the Fethard boys. Another Davins attack produced a superb save from Keenan Ahearne in the Fethard goals. Matthew Burke made another important block a minute later and from the resultant 65 the Davins were back to within four points of the visitors. With eight minutes left and the game in the balance Fethard found an extra gear and finished very strong with goals from Stephen Crotty and Cathal O Mahony, two points from the hard working Micheal Quinlan and another from Richard Anglim and Robert Hackett leaving the final score Carrick Davins 4 .08 Fethard 6 .14. This was a great team performance ,Keenan Ahearne was very steady between the goals , Shane Neville the ice man at the back didn’t put a foot wrong and was assisted along the way by Matthew Burke in the full back line. Darragh Hurley, Ben Coen and Ryan Walsh were dominant throughout the 60 minutes on the half back line. Robert Hackett and Captain Richy Anglim led the charge and picked off a few nice points along the way. Stephen Crotty was excellent throughout and his scores from frees and play were a feature of the game he was helped on the half forward line by Cathal O Mahony who chipped in with 1 .02 for the cause. The inside line of Cathal Ryan , Micheal Quinlan and Conor (im only 10 )Neville worked tirelessly throughout the hour causing mayhem in and around the Davins square. A pleasing aspect of the game from a Fethard point of view was the teamwork and use of the ball throughout the game. The boys showed a great will to win and hopefully a long successful summer lies ahead . Mick O Mahony.
Bro. Albert Cup
t will be held on the evening of next Thursday, July 16th for u10 hurling. 4 teams, Fethard, Mullinahone, St. Pat’s and Boherlahan.
Fethard Ladies Football,
COMMUNITY GAMES MUNSTER FINALS;
Our U-14 Community games team made their way to UL last Saturday to compete in the Munster Finals. We played Limerick champs Bruff in the S/F and the girls did not disappoint as the played some of their best football of the year in this game. We blitzed our opponents early on racing into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead in the opening quarter. Bruff came back quickly in the next period scoring 1-1 of their own. The Fethard girls now raced through the gears as they starved their opponents of… the ball pressing their running and passing game on their rivals. The girls were now scoring from all over the field and ran out winners by a 12 point margin and had reached the Munster Final.
We now faced Kerry champs Killorglin in the final after they had overcome Clare opposition in the other semi. The Fethard girls looked to bring the momentum of the fantastic semi final victory with them into the final where they faced a very physical Kerry side.
The final was an end to end affair with both sides playing some excellent football but it was the Fethard girls unfaltering work ethic and never say die attitude which stood out above all else. Every time when Kerry looked to pull away the Fethard girls came back with some outstanding scores. Sadly despite the herculean efforts and sheer guts of the girls in blue luck was not on our side as the cross bar came to kerrys rescue on no less than 4 occasions, this coupled with a few injuries and it wasn’t going to be our day as we lost out by 7 points in the end claiming a silver medal.
The girls are a credit to their club and parish and you cant emphasise enough the effort that was put in in Ul over the 2 games.Well done girls
Also we wish Nell Spillane a quick recovery, Nell fractured her arm while playing in the semi final and lets hope shes back playing soon.
u-6/u-8 and u-10 blitzes in Clerihan this Wednesday 15th at 7pm. please be there for 6.45.
Well done to Kate Davey who was part of the Tipp minor panel who defeated Waterford last Saturday in the Munster Final. Kate who is still U-16 came off the bench to score a point and Tipp will now play Offaly in the All Ireland Minor Championship Semi Final on Tuesday, July 14th in Nenagh at 7.00pm. Well done Kate and the Tipp team.
Congrats to Lucy Spillane who was part of the Tipp u-14 panel who won their All Ireland Final replay V Donegal in Tuam today.
Having snatched a draw at the death last week this team never know when their beaten which proved to be the fact today as they ran out 2-10 to 1-7 winners. Well done Lucy and all the Tipp girls and selectors.
Fethard GAA/Sports Centre Development Lotto.
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