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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 5th June

posted 6 Jun 2011, 13:11 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:43 ]
St Rynaghs senior footballers secured their second win in a row in the Div 2 football league against Doon at the away venue in last Wednesday evening.  Playing with the strong breezed St Rynaghs scored a goal from a James Rafferty 30m free which went all the way to the Doon net after 5 minutes of play.  Further points from right forward Aidan Treacy (2), full forward Paudie Mulhare (2), centre forward James Rafferty (2) from 30m frees and one each from left half forward Sean Kenny and right full Joe Carroll left the score at half time St Rynaghs 1-8 Doon 0-4.  Two of Doon’s first half tally coming from21m frees.  Doon had the strong breeze on their backs in the second half but it was Sean Kenny who had the first score from play after 2 minutes.  Doon responded with a point from play and another from a 40m free.  Sean Kenny scored another fine point from play, Doon hit back with a point from play.  James Rafferty tapped over a 12m free with ten minutes left.  Doon were now playing in the long ball into their full forward line and scored 1-2 from play in the next five minutes.  They could have had a second goal only for the brilliance of Saints goalkeeper Gary Kelly.  Right half back Odhrán McIntyre scored the insurance point in injury time to secure the win.  Final Score St Rynaghs 1-12 Doon 1-9.  This was a game St Rynaghs could have lost as Doon piled on the pressure in the last 15 minutes.  The forward line were guilty of some wayward shooting and misplaced passes particularly in the first half when they dominated the game.  Gary Kelly had a fine game in goals.  Corner backs Ciaran Butler particularly in the first half and Ivan Hanamy played well.  Right half back Odhrán McIntyre took his point very well in injury time under severe pressure.  Ger Rafferty was playing well in midfield until he went off injured at half time.  Aidan Treacy made his debut at right half forward with two fine points.  A couple of games like this will bring him on a ton.  Sean Kenny had a had a great game at left half forward scoring 3 great point from play and full forward Paudie Mulhare contributed with two fine points from play.  St Rynaghs team:  Gary Kelly, Ciaran Butler, Tomás Flaherty, Ivan Hanamy, Odhrán McIntyre 0-1, Des O’Connor, Timmy Gilmore, Ger Rafferty Capt, Paul Quirke, Aidan Treacy 0-2, James Rafferty 1-3, Sean Kenny 0-3, Joe Carroll 0-1, Paudie Mulhare 0-2, Eunan Martin.  Sub:  Stephen Clancy for Ger Rafferty.  Referee: Martin Walsh, Birr.

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Also on Wednesday evening last in Cloghan both our U12 Football teams played Shamrocks in 14-a-side.  St Rynaghs won both games which is a tremendous achievement for those young lads and also well done to the U12’s management team of John Daly, Martin Hanamy, Mark Devery and Cormac O’Connor for teaching those young fellows the skills of Gaelic football.  

The groups for the Minor A Football Championship is as follows:  Group 1: St Rynaghs St Vincent’s Clara Na Fianna and Ferbane Belmont.  Group 2: St Broughans Ród Og Edenderry and Tullamore.  Our minor team management for the year is Tom Wynne Ciaran Daly and Joe O’Connor.  We reached the final last year and we are in a very tough group this year.  Our minor players will have to give serious commitment especially when the exams are over.  It is a very competitive group and serious hard work lies ahead.

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Our Senior footballers were out again in the Div 2 league against Clonbullogue on Saturday evening last at Cloghan GAA grounds,  The score at half time was St Rynaghs 0-2 Clonbullogue 0-6.  St Rynaghs two scored coming from midfielder Eunan Martin.  St Rynaghs picked up the tempo in the second half scoring 1-5.  Clonbullogue scored 6 points their full time tally of 12 points, 11 of them were from play.  St Rynaghs second half scores came from Odhrán McIntyre 1-3 his goal was brilliantly taken and two points from play from midfielder Paul Quirke.  Final score St Rynaghs 1-7 Clonbullogue 0-12.  St Rynaghs could have sneaked a victory with left corner forward Aidan Treacy rattling the cross bar in the closing minutes.  It was a tough hard physical game and when men were needed full back Tomás Flaherty, centre back Des O’Connor.  Simon Og Lyons and Stephen Clancy both reverted to defensive positions were not found wanting.  Paul Quirke had a fine game in midfield and Odhrán McIntyre when switched to centre forward almost single handidly took on the Clonbullogue defence.  St Rynaghs Team:  Gary Kelly, Ciaran Butler, Tomás Flaherty, Ivan Hanamy, Timmy Gilmore, Des O’Connor, Odhrán McIntyre 1-3, Paul Quirke 0-3, Stephen Clancy, Simon Og Lyons, Enda Corcoran, Aidan Treacy, Joe Carroll, James Rafferty, Eunan Martin 0-1.  Subs:  John Kerin for Timmy Gilmore, Paul Daly for Enda Corcoran, Keith Bell for Eunan Martin.  Referee: Michael Mahon, Shannonbridge.

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On Saturday morning last our U14 footballers travelled to Ballinakill Co Laois to take park in the Leinster U14 Féile.  The lads lost both games they played.  They were beaten by Tullow of Carlow and our own Ballycumber-Tubber.  No doubt they gave a good account of themselves.  The club would like to thank Odhrán McIntyre, Ger Ryan and Alo Flynn for looking after the team on the day.

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Our new dressing rooms were open for the first time on Saturday evening last and it is a great source of pride to our club.  The club would like to thank project supervisor Pat Kenny from Belmont and his management team of Fás workers for such a fine job they have done on the building work.  Also a word of thanks to club grounds men PJ Camon and Eddie Higgins for having the pitch in splendid condition.

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