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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 7th November

posted 7 Nov 2011, 02:42 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:43 ]
As the GAA season draws to a close our club would like to thank the following people who looked after teams for their huge efforts during 2011, U6’s Willie Slevin, Sean Clancy, Alan Camon and Paul Daly.  U8’s Denis and Lorraine Daly, Ian and Joan Mahon.  U10’s Gary Daly, Patrick Regan, Brian Hogan, Conor Daly and Martin Houlihan.  U12’s John Daly, Martin Hanamy, Mark Devery and Cormac O’Connor.  U14’s Mick McIntyre, Odhran McIntrye, Paddy Cooper and Alo Flynn.  U16’s John Kerin and Tomas Flaherty.  Minors Tom Wynne, Ciaran Daly and Joe O’Connor.  U21’s Gary Daly, Enda Mulhare, John Ryan, Roger Ryan and Gerry Quirke.  Senior Enda Mulhare, Dinny Wynne and Alo Brereton.  Junior Eunan Healy, Tomas Flaherty and Ciaran Grogan.

Our U6’s and U8’s competed in a blitz tournament during the summer.  The highlight of the year for our U10 and U12’s footballers was competing in the Lough Gowna Tournament in Cavan where both teams gave a great account of themselves.  The U10’s lost to the Downs of Westmeath and Beat Butlersbridge and Mullahoran of Cavan before losing the quarter final to Ballyhaise also of Cavan by 2-6 to 1-3.  23 Young lads travelled to Cavan and each player received new togs, socks and tracksuit for the occasion.  

Our U12's played many challenge games in Offaly as there is no official championship beating Birr, Gracefield and Kilcormac-Killoughey.  They also travelled to Cavan on Saturday 20th August, a panel of 21 players took part in the Lough Gowna tournament.  They Beat Longford teams Gael Colmcille and Longford Slashers, Mullahoran and St Brigids of Cavan.  A great win against the downs of Westmeath in the quarter final and losing the semi final to eventual winners Crosserlough 1-6 to 1-3 a highly credible performance.  

Our U14’s started off their championship B campaign on Friday 29th April v Ballycumber-Tubber losing by 4-16 to 2-6 at Cloghan.  Lost to Kilcormac-Kiloughey away 3-10 to 3-4 and home 3-6 to 2-7.  Lost to Gracefield home 6-12 to 4-9 away 2-9 to 3-5.   Beat Der Gaels away 6-17 to 3-1 and home 7-11 to 3-7.  Beat Ballycumber-Tubber away 9-2 to 2-5.  Lost the semi final to Ballycumber-Tubber 4-8 to 3-1.  

Our U16B footballers started their campaign on Monday 18th April against Ballinamere-Durrow away losing by 6-11 to 4-7 in Ballinamere, Beat Birr in Cloghan 2-10 to 3-3, Beat Der Gaels away 2-8 to 1-2, Beat Ballycumber-Tubber home 3-8 to 0-12, Beat Der Gaels at home 2-7 to 2-3, Beat Ballinamere-Durrow at home 2-8 to 1-6, Lost to Birr away 2-7 to 1-8, Lost to Kilcormac-Kiloughey at home 2-6 to 0-2 away 1-16 to 0-7, Beat Ballycumber-Tubber away 0-13 to 1-5 and we await who our opponents are in the semi-final.  

Our minors started their championship in Cappincur against St Vincents on Monday 27th June winning by 1-8 to 0-5, Lost to Ferbane in Cloghan 2-10 to 0-9, Beat Clara in Clara 4-15 to 0-3, Lost to na Fianna 1-15 to 1-10 and did not make the play off after losing this match.  

Our U21’s kicked off their campaign on 11th Feb against St Colms at Pullough, the game was abandoned after 15 minutes with St Colms winning 0-3 to 0-2 due to floodlight failure.  The refixtured was again fixed for Pullough under lights on the following Friday night with Shannon Gaels winning by 1-12 to 1-7.  We played Edenderry in Shannonbridge in the quarter final and in a terrific game won by 2-9 to 1-10.  We lost the semi final in Geashill to Rhode side St Michaels by 0-15 to 1-5.  

Our juniors first outing in the championship was against Tullamore in Cloghan on Monday 11 July winning by 1-12 to 1-10.  The following Thursday against Daingean in Daingean we won a thrilling game 3-9 to 1-12.  We lost to Kinnitty away 2-9 to 1-7 and on the August Bank Holiday Monday at Cloghan lost to Durrow 0-13 to 1-7 a result that put us out of the Junior B championship.  

Our Senior footballers had mixed fortunes in the div 2 league losing to Rhode and Clonbullogue, drawing with Durrow and beating Shannonbridge, Clara and Doon.  We also played many challenge games beating Caulry of Westmeath and St Mamanns of Laois, losing to Summerhill of Meath and Athlone of Westmeath.  

We started our Senior football championship assault on Saturday 30th April in Killeigh against Gracefield losing a heartbreaking game by 1-7 to 0-9.  A great win against Ballycumber in Ferbane 1-8 to 0-10.  A brilliant performance against Shamrocks in Doon 3-6 to 0-9.  A gutsy draw against Clara in Ferbane 0-10 each and a fine win against Walsh Island 1-11 to 0-11 in O’Connor Park Tullamore set us up against Edenderry at the same venue in the quarter final on Friday 2nd September we lost to the eventual county senior champions 2-15 to 0-6.  All in all it was a reasonably good year on the playing field and here’s hoping for great success on 2012.  

Next week we will be looking at our various fundraisers during 2011.  While thanking the various officers of the club St Rynaghs Football Club would like to thank Jackie Coughlan for doing a brilliant job e-mailing our club notes for 2011 also a huge word of gratitude to local photographer Paddy Doyle who’s co-operation and expertise went beyond the call of duty assisting the club this year.

A very important meeting of our club takes place on Monday night November 14th in our new clubhouse at 8.30pm.  The meeting concerning the running and the finances and various fundraising projects will be high on the agenda.  The meeting is not confined to members only, any persons with new ideas are more than welcome to attend.  Remember the more people that are involved the lighter the work load there is on everyone else.  We hope to see a good turnout.

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