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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 29th August

posted 29 Aug 2011, 01:50 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:42 ]
On Saturday 20th August a panel of 21 players from St Rynaghs football club along with their mentors John Daly, Martin Hanamy, Mark Devery and Cormac O’Connor travelled to Cavan to play in the Lough Gowan U12 tournament.  St Rynaghs won their group games beating Gael Colmcille, Longford Slashers, Mullahoran and St Brigids.  In the quarter final they beat the downs of Westmeath.  They lost the semi-final to the tournament winners Crosserlough by 3 points on a score line 1-6 to 1-3.  Well done to the young fellows and the above team mentors for giving a great account of themselves.  The following players travelled to Cavan;  Ciaran Flynn, Denis Healy, Dominic Healy, Shane Daly, Dara Tierney, Sean Kilmartin, Paul Devery, Sean Hanamy, Anthony Devery, Tomas Corcoran, Conor O’Sullivan, Oisin Larkin, Oisin Hickey, Paul Donoghue, jack Flynn, Gerard Sheridan, John Spollen, Luke O’Connor, Ciaran Corcoran, Owen Feeney and Kevin Rigney.

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On Monday evening of last week our U16B footballers played Birr in St Brendan’s park in the group stage of the championship.  The conditions were perfect for football, a fine evening and little or no wind.  The score at half time was St Rynaghs 1-5 birr 0-3.  The St Rynaghs goal scored by centre forward Evan Keane and the five points scored by right half forward Dean Flynn, full forward Michael Dolan, left corner forward Ronan Hughes, right corner forward Darren Healy and Evan Keane.  All five points were scored from play.  In the second half birr scored 2-4 to the saints 3 points.  Dean Flynn scored two one from play, the other from a 30m free and left corner forward Andy Wynne scored the other one from play.  Final score Birr 2-7 St Rynaghs 1-8.  The saints seemed to be in control of the game in the first half but Birr played like men possessed and deserved their two point victory, it shows that a five point lead can be wiped out in any game.  We are in the semi final of the U16B championship and as team manager John Kerin rightly stated after the match the lads will have to up their performance considerably for the rest of the championship.  Evan Conroy was superb in goals bringing off three brilliant saves.  Eoin Gannon played his heart out at full back.  Colm Daly gave it everything at centre back and in the forwards Dean Flynn and Andy Wynne tried hardest.  The bottom line is two points from play in a 30 minute half is not going to win any game.  U16B Team: Evan Conroy, Declan Langtry, Eoin Gannon, Ronan Butler, Alan Moylan, Colm Daly (Capt), Shane Healy, James Daly, Kieran Fogarty, Dean Flynn 0-3, Evan Keane 1-1, Andy Wynne 0-1, Darren Healy 0-1, Michael Dolan 0-1, Ronan Hughes 0-1.  Subs:  Cormac Gleeson for Alan Moylan, Eoin Flynn for Ronan Hughes.  Referee: Declan Ward, Crinkle.

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St Rynaghs Minor A footballers played Na Fianna in the group stage of the championship at Cloghan GAA grounds on Wednesday evening of last week.  In St Rynaghs previous 3 games we beat St Vincents 1-8 to 0-5, Lost to Ferbane 2-10 to 0-9 and beat Clara 4-15 to 0-3 and after reaching last years final for the first time since 1968 there was high hopes of reaching the final this year with two thirds of last years team still eligible for minor grade this year.  The score at half time stood at 1-6 to 1-5 in St Rynaghs favour with right corner forward Niall Wynne giving an exhibition of score taking getting all our 1-6 in the first half 1-3 from play.  The second half tell its own tale, St Rynaghs scored four points all from play.  Centre forward Ryan Connolly, full back Alan Camon, left corner forward Andy Wynne and full forward Sean Dolan scored the four points.  Na Fianna scored 10, 7 from play to run out winners by 1-15 to 1-10 and knock St Rynaghs out of the minor championship.  We had two key players injured and another on holidays but you could not take from Na Fiannas win they played the more direct football.  The start of the season promised so much but that is football and the lads should realise that the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.  These lads have won the Div 3 Féile in 2007 and Juvenile A and Minor B Championship in 2009 and if they stick together and work hard and give it serious commitment we will give it a right good rattle next year.  Team manager Tom Wynne and selectors Ciaran Daly and Joe O’Connor have been training this batch of players for a number of years and St Rynaghs football club would like to thank them for their efforts.  Best for St Rynaghs:  Conor Clancy played well in goal, Matthew Maloney played a fine game at right half back, Simon Og Lyons tried hard at midfield, Niall Wynne at right corner forward had a great first half and the other forwards who tried hardest were Sean Dolan and Ryan Connolly.  St Rynaghs Team:  Conor Clancy, Colm Daly, Alan Camon 0-1, David Flynn, Matthew Maloney, Conor Daly (Capt), Ethan Mannion, Derek Loonam, Simon Og Lyons, Dean Flynn, Ryan Connolly 0-1, David Fogarty, Niall Wynne 1-6, Sean Dolan 0-1, Andy Wynne 0-1.  Sub: Paul Daly for David Fogarty.  Referee: Damien Brazil, Shannonbridge.

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Our U12 Footballers played Birr in St Brendan’s park Birr in a 13-a-side game on last Thursday evening.  The saints won by 3-12 to 4-3.  St Rynaghs Team:  Ciaran Flynn, Denis Healy, Dominic Healy, Shane Daly, Aaron Kenny 0-1, Paul Devery, Dara Tierney 0-6, Barry Moylan 1-0, Anthony Devery, Sean Kilmartin 1-1, Tomas Corcoran, Sean Hanamy 1-4, Conor O’Sullivan.  Subs:  Shane Hogan for Barry Moylan, Paul Donoghue for Paul Devery, Jack Flynn for Anthony Devery, Barry Moylan for Paul Donoghue.  Referee: Declan Ward, Crinkle.

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See Cloghan notes to see how our 10K road race went, which was held last Sunday.

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