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County Champions Edition : St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 21st November

posted 20 Nov 2011, 14:09 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:22 ]
As mentioned last week the leaflets for the GAA commerative booklet have been left in the church porches in Banagher and Cloghan.  The leaflets give a general idea about the booklet format.  We hope to have the booklet published to coincide with the opening of our new club house in the spring of 2012.  Any persons with pictures or information to help with our booklet, please contact club PRO Mattie Rosney 0876297761, Chairman Ray Bell 0879080812, Paddy Doyle 0872879264.  


The club would like to offer deepest sympathy to the Cannon family Attinkee on the sad passing of Patsy, he was one of natures gentlemen and will be sadly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.  May he rest in peace.


U16B Final St Rynaghs 2-7 Kilcormac-Killoughey 2-4.  

The final was played in Ferbane last Sunday.  When both sides met during the summer Kilcormac-Killoughey beat us twice, in Cloghan 2-6 to 0-2 and in Kilcormac 1-16 to 0-7.  Kilcormac-Killoughey were raging hot favorites to take the U16B football title.  But as the old saying goes "where there is a will there is a way".  Great credit to joint team managers John Kerin and Tomas Flaherty for having the lads tuned to perfection on the day.  The saints needed a good start and what a start it was.  A 30m free from Michael James was punched to the net by the vigilant full forward Evan Keane.  The saints were playing out of their skins and a further brace of points from left corner forward Andy Wynne from a 30m free and the brilliant Graeme Lynch from play left it at 1-2 to 0-0 and in the 10th minute the saints scored their second goal.  Center forward Graeme Lynch gained possession 30m out leaving 3 Kilcormac-Killoughey men in his wake before burying a pile driver to the net.  Kilcormac-Killoughey only registered 2 points in the first half both from play in the 15th and 17th minute.  Half time score St Rynaghs 2-2 Kilcormac-Killoughey 0-2.

The second half was barely on a min when saints full forward Evan Keane scored a mighty point from play and in the 5th minute center forward Graeme Lynch bisected the posts with a great point from 40meters out, he certainly was giving the Kilcormac-Killoughey center back something to chew on.  Kilcormac-Killoughey opened their account in the 8th minute with a point from play then saints right half forward Dean Flynn sprang to life with a magnificent point from play.  Kilcormac-Killoughey hit a huge purple patch between the 20th and 25th minute with two goals from play and a point from a 21m free, to leave the bare minimum between the sides but that man again Graeme Lynch and the great hearted Evan Keane popped over a point each from play to leave 3 points in it at the long whistle.  Final score St Rynaghs 2-7 Kilcormac-Killoughey 2-4.

It was a fine game of football with the exchanges teak tough at the best of times, Kilcormac-Killoughey were 8 points down 10 mins into the 2nd half and deserve great credit for making a gallant fight back.  Team captain Colm Daly who played a sterling role in midfield collected the cup after the game amidst great scenes of jubilation.  To name a few players who played well would be grossly unfair.  They were all heroes in their own right.  Evan Conroy was superb in goals and his first half save when a goal looked certain will live long in the memory.  He had the two martins in front of him, Daly and Byrne, both played stormers along with the tenacious Ronan Butler.  It would be easier to get into Fort Knox than pass the great half back line of Eoin Gannon, Declan Langtry and Shane Healy.  Colm Daly was our Roy Keane in midfield alongside him "The Kiwi" Ciaran Fogarty who risked life and limb for the cause.  Graeme Lynch was simply magnificant at center forward, likewise the speedy Dean Flynn on his right and the live wire Michael James on his left.  Full forward Evan Keane can look back on this game with great pride, his goal and two points from play were top notch.  Darren Healy at no 13 and the highly skillful Andy Wynne at no 15 played a huge part in this great victory.  Also to the rest of the panel members James Daly, Michael Dolan, Ronan Hughes, Rian Kelly, Alan Moylan, Cormac Gleeson, Eoghan Flynn, Jeffery Murray, John Martin Loughnane, Michael McLoughlin and Tomas Leonard.  A huge well done this victory would not be achieved without your presence on the day.  To joint team managers John Kerin and Tomas Flaherty who spoke so brilliantly in the dressing room before the game, a huge well done, you were with the lads all year and the lads would have died out on the pitch for you on the day.  To the great PJ Camon who is Kit-Man over the team and also Alo Flynn for your great encouragement on the sidelines and Alo's son Enda for doing water man on the day.  This victory would not be possible without your support.  A special word of thanks to Eoin Kerin for his physical conditioning of the team, Eoin had the players in peak physical condition, well done Eoin.

The players arrived back in our club house for refreshments after the game.  Club minor chairman Stephen Finneran spoke glowingly in his praise of the lads after the match.  Thanks for your great words of support Stephen.  Also minor secretary Martin Peps Grogan who was an ever present supporter at all underage matches this year.  Thanks very much Martin.

St Rynaghs U16B Team:  Evan Conroy, Martin Daly, Martin Byrne, Ronan Butler, Declan Langtry, Eoin Gannon, Shane Healy, Ciaran Fogarty, Colm Daly (Capt), Dean Flynn 0-1, Graeme Lynch 1-3, Michael James, Darren Healy, Evan Keane 1-2, Andy Wynne 0-1.  Subs:  Rian kelly for Ciaran Fogarty, Alan Moylan for Declan Langtry, Ronan Hughes for Eoin Gannon.  Referee: John mcKeown, Tullamore.

Just one after thought following the lads great victory in the U16B football final "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins".


One very important notice:  Our club AGM takes place on Friday night 9th December at 8.30pm in the new club house Cloghan.  We are hoping to see new members joining our club with new ideas and to air their views and help in the running of our club. 

Notes Written by Noel Rosney and Typed up by Jackie Coughlan.