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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 17th July

posted 19 Jul 2011, 13:30 by Ray Bell   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:41 by Unknown user ]
It was a very busy week for our football club.  First out were our junior B footballers against Tullamore in the first round of the championship at Cloghan GAA Grounds.  St Rynaghs had a commanding lead at half time scoring 1-9 to Tullamore’s 0-2.  St Rynaghs first half scores coming from right half back Adam Smyth 0-1, left corner forward Eunan Martin 0-3, Right half forward Derek Loonam 1-1. His goal brilliantly taken in the 25 minute.  Midfielder Enda Corcoran 0-2, Right corner forward Eoin Grogan struck a fine point out near the sideline on the 27 minute and midfielder Noel Buckley 0-1 left the saints 10 points up at half time.  Tullamore came back strongly in the second half scoring 1-8 to St Rynaghs 0-3.  St Rynaghs three points coming from Enda Corcoran, Sub Dermott Shortt and Noel Buckley.  They just held out for a 2 point victory as Tullamore pounded the St Rynaghs goals in the second half.  Final Score St Rynaghs 1-12 Tullamore 1-10.  The lads played some great football but were lucky to survive a very strong Tullamore challenge in the second half.  They showed great character to hold on to a two point victory.  St Rynaghs Team:  Conor Clancy, David Flynn, Ivan Hanamy, Conor Daly, Adam Smyth 0-1, Des O’Connor (Capt), Shane Horan, Enda Corcoran 0-3, Noel Buckley 0-2, Derek Loonam 1-1, Adrian Clancy, Peps Grogan, Eunan Martin 0-3, Packie Barrett, Owen Grogan 0-1.  Subs Dermott Short 0-1 for Packie Barrett, David Meleady for Eoin Grogan, Ricky Grogan for Adrian Clancy.  Referee: Seamus Flemming, Clara.

On Wednesday evening of last week at Cloghan GAA grounds St Rynaghs U12’s played Der Gaels.  The stronger Der Gaels team won on a score line Der Gaels 1-15 to St Rynaghs 1-5.  St Rynaghs had great performances from Ciaran Flynn in goal, Aaron Kenny at centre back, Sean Kilmartin at right corner back, Tom Corcoran in midfield and Sean Hanamy at right centre forward.  St Rynaghs Team: Ciaran Flynn, Sean Kilmartin, Oisin Hickey, Shane Daly 0-1, Paul Devery, Aaron Kenny 0-2 Luke Hein Walsh, Barry Moylan, Tom Corcoran 1.0, Darryl Gaughan, Darragh Tierney, Anthony Devery, Sean Hanamy 0-2, Jack Flynn, Sean Spollen.  Subs:  Ciaran Corcoran for Jack Flynn, Ger Sheridan for Ciaran Corcoran, Oran Clarke for Anthony Devery.  This game was played in 3 20 minute intervals and St. Rynaghs goal was scored by midfielder Tom Corcoran 9 min from full time.  Referee: Martin Walsh, Birr.


Our Junior B footballers were away to Daingean on Thursday evening of last week in our second game in the championship.  This was a hugely entertaining game of football and at half time St. Rynaghs had a 2 point lead.  St Rynaghs 1-6 Daingean 0-7.  Right half forward Enda Corcoran scoring 4 points, 3 from frees.  The all important goal came from centre forward Aidan Treacy in the 20th minute a long ball over the top left Aidan and the Daingean Goalie in a one to one situation where he coolly slotted the ball to the net soccer style off the ground.  St Rynaghs other two points coming from left corner forward Tony Byrne and right corner forward Eoin Grogan from a 30m free.  All Daingean first half came from play.  In the second half Daingean scored 1-5 to St Rynaghs 2-3.  St Rynaghs goals coming from centre forward Aidan Treacy in the 14 minute mark and he completed his hat trick just before the final whistle.  He also scored a point from play just before his third goal.  St Rynaghs other two points were from midfielder Dermott Shortt and Left corner forward Tony Byrne.  Final Score St Rynaghs 3-9 Daingean 1-12.  It was great football from two sporting sides and St Rynaghs team trainers Eunan Healy, Michael McIntyre, Tomas Flaherty and Ciaran Grogan were understandably delighted with our second win.  The lads have 2 games left in the group against Durrow and Kinnitty.  A win from one of those would qualify us out of our group.  Best for St Rynaghs on the evening, Conor Clancy saved a certain goal in the first half.  At right corner back Conor Daly had a great game.  Adam Smyth was doing well at right half back until he went off injured.  Noel Buckley worked well at No 10 and beside him Aidan Treacy was the key man scorning a hugely impressive 3-1 from play.  The speedy Tony Byrne at left corner forward always posed a threat.  St Rynaghs Team: Conor Clancy, Conor Daly, Ivan Hanamy, David Flynn, Adam Smyth, Des O’Connor (Capt), Shane Horan, Dermott Shortt 0-1, Noel Buckley, Enda Corcoran 0-4, Aidan Treacy 3-1, Peps Grogan, Eoghan Grogan 0-1, Derek Loonam, Tony Byrne 0-2.  Subs:  Ciaran Butler for Adam Smyth, Packie Barrett for Eoin Grogan, Davis Meleady for Ciaran Butler.  Referee: John O’Reilly, Edenderry.


Also on Monday evening of last week our U16 B footballers played Kilcormac-Killoughey in the championship in Kilcormac.  They lost on a score line 2-15 to 0-4.  They lost 3 and won 3 games in the group and they have remaining games against Ballinamere Durrow at home and away to Birr and Ballycumber Tubber so they still have a chance to qualify out of the group and on Friday evening last our U14 B footballers made the long trek to Portarlington to play Gracefield in the championship.  Although Gracefield won by a solitary point, St Rynaghs 3-6 Gracefield 2-10, the lads can hold their heads high with a great performance when both sides met in the championship in Cloghan in May Gracefield won by 6-12 to 4-9.  So it is a case of the lads improving with every game.

Just a reminder our 10K run in aid of our new clubhouse development takes place on Sunday 28th August 2011.  Registration at Cloghan GAA grounds on the day at 10.30am.  Entry online €20, on the day €25.  Contact details on the web site.  Contact Paul Buckley on 0863248086 or Ciaran Grogan on 087 9202188.  There are some great prizes for the winners.  For a great day out Cloghan GAA grounds on the 28th August is the place to be.  All runners, Joggers and walkers welcome.


The club would like to offer deepest sympathy to the Bell Family, Hill Street, Cloghan on the sad passing of Pat after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity.  To his wife Bridie, sons Ray and Keith, relatives and friends our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Notes Written by Noel Rosney and Typed up by Jackie Coughlan.