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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 3rd July

posted 4 Jul 2011, 01:44 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:43 ]
St Rynaghs Minor Footballers had their first outing in the championship against the Daingean parish side St Vincents on Monday evening week last 27th June at the Cappincur venue.  Saints midfielder Joseph O’Connor got his sides first score a splendid effort from a 40m free off the ground that sailed straight between the uprights after 5 minutes of play.  St Vincents replied immediately with their opening point from play and after 10 minutes saints full forward Niall Wynne scored a great point from play.  Again St Vincents responded quickly with a point from play.  Niall Wynne who had now moved out to centre forward in a switch with Ryan Connolly scored a fine point from a 40m free and in the 20th minute midfielder Joseph O’Connor scored a great point from a 40m free a carbon copy of his opening score.  The last score of the first half belonged to Niall Wynne with a great point from play.  Half time score St Rynaghs 0-5 St Vincents 0-2.  
The Ball was just after been thrown in for the start of the second half when Niall Wynne slotted over the black spot for a great point from play and shortly after right corner forward Paul Daly gained possession down the right wing and put the ball between the uprights for the score of the match.  St Vincents did not get their opening score of the second half until the fifteen minute mark a point from play.  On the 25th minute Niall Wynne tapped over a 21m free and shortly afterwards St Rynaghs got a crucial goal the ball was lobbed into the St Vincents square and David Fogarty who was playing at left full forward got the ball over the white line.  There was controversy whether the ball was over the line but the referee Noel Cooney allowed the goal.  St Vincents had the last two scores before the long whistle, two 30m frees which raised two white flags.  Final score St. Rynaghs 1-8 St Vincents 0-5. 
Well done to the lads for grinding out a victory.  In perfect conditions it was not a good game of football with too many frees in a stop start game.  The St Rynaghs forwards were guilty of many missed chanced including at least two clear cut goal chances in the first half.  A six point win suggests the saints had it all their own way.  Nothing could be further from the truth as they were put to the pin of their collar by a resolute St Vincents side.  At the same tine the lads have to be praised for their great will to win.  One thing the lads must grasp is that when they dominate for a period of a game they must put that dominance on the score board.  They reached the final last year but were well beaten by St Michaels and there is foolish talk going around the parish that they will win it out this year.  With hard games coming up against Na Fianna Clara and Ferbane Belmont they can do without this idle chat. 

Best for St Rynaghs Conor Clancy was excellent in goals and he marshalled his defence superbly in front of him.  Colm Daly played a stormer at left full back.  Conor Daly played a fine game captaining the team at right half back.  Simon Og Lyons was the pivot of defence at no 6 his surging runs into the heart of St Vincents defence were brilliant at times.  Joseph O’Connor had a fine game in midfield ably supported by the great hearted Alan Kelly and in the forwards Niall Wynne who was top scorer with 0-5 and the honest toiling Ryan Connolly played their part in a great victory.  St Rynaghs Team:  Conor Clancy, Colm Daly, Alan Camon, David Flynn, Conor Daly (Capt), Simon Og Lyons, Ethan Mannion, Joseph O’Connor 0-2, Alan Kelly, Andy Wynne, Ryan Connolly, Dean Flynn, Paul Daly 0-1, Niall Wynne 0-5, David Fogarty 1-0.  Subs:  Sean Gardiner for Paul Daly, Aaron Nugent for David Fogarty.  Referee: Noel Cooney, Erin Rovers.


On Wednesday week last 29th June 21 young footballers travelled to Edenderry to play the home side at U12 grade, they had a great win St Rynaghs 5-9 Edenderry 4-5.  St Rynaghs U12 Team:  Ciaran Flynn, Dominic Healy, Shane Hogan, Denis Healy, Shane Daly, Aaron Kenny, Luke Hein Walsh, Barry Moylan, Tomas Corcoran, Anthony Devery, Sean Kilmartin, Conor Sullivan, Sean Hanamy, Oisin Larkin, Oisin Hickey.  Subs Used:  Owen Feeney, Conor Hanniffy, John Spollen, Ger Sheridan, Paul Donaghue and Daryl Gaughan.  It augurs well for the future that the young lads can go to North Offaly into real football territory and give a great account of themselves.  


With two of our dressing rooms completed in our new club house work started this week on the remaining two dressing rooms and when our club house is completed St Rynaghs football club will have top class facilities on par with any club in the country.  Great credit to everyone in the parish who is putting in such hard work in the club. 


The Club would live to offer deepest sympathy to the Kerin Family, Hill Road, Cloghan on the untimely passing of Redmond and the Mahon family Banagher Street, Cloghan on the recent sad passing of Joes Mother Annie.  May they rest in peace.

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