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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 9th May

posted 8 May 2011, 16:39 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:43 ]
U16 Footballers
St Rynaghs U16 footballers played Birr in the championship at Cloghan GAA grounds on the May Bank Holiday Monday evening. The saints decided to play against the strong wind in the first half. The game was on 5 mins when saints full forward Dean Flynn had a point from play, between that and the 20 minute mark Birr aided by the strong wins scored 3-3. St Rynaghs lost right half forward Andy Wynne with a bad leg injury after 10 minutes. On the 22 minute Dean Flynn pointed a 21m free and almost immediately a long ball from midfield was grabbed by Dean Flynn leaving 3 Birr defenders in his wake as his blistering solo run rattled the Birr net giving the saints a glimmer of hope. In injury time Dean Flynn pointed another 21m free to leave the half time score St. Rynaghs 1-3 Birr 3-3. St Rynaghs team managers Tomas Flaherty and John Kerin made a passionate talk to the lads at half time and what a response they gave in the second half. The game was only on five mins when again Dean Flynn scored a great point from play. Michael Dolan who was playing as a third midfield man raced through the middle of the park to kick two mighty points in succession. Then on the 20 minute the crucial score a ball crossed from the right wing and left half forward Alan Moylan pounced to score an opportunist goal. Straight away the man with the Midas touch Dean Flynn scored a great point from play and not to be outdone his younger brother Eoin followed up with another white flag from play and in the final few minutes there were two more points from none other than Dean Flynn. Final score St. Rynaghs 2-10 Birr 3-3. To turn over a six point deficit to a four point win was some achievement as the lads recorded their first win of the championship. Well done to Birr for a fine sporting fast flowing game of football and their trainer former Ballyfore and Offaly footballer David Coffey who is now resident in Birr for promoting the game of Gaelic in Birr. 
Best for St Rynaghs: Anyone who finishes a game with 1-7 deserves special mention and full forward Dean Flynn was simply magnificent, his brother Eoin played a great game when introduced for the injured Andy Wynne. Michael Dolan started at left corner forward and came out the field in the second half. He’s not the flashy type of footballer but he has great hands, the courage of a lion and won’t be bullied or intimidated by anybody. The same has to be said of right corner back Eoin Gannon. Eoin was taken off in his last two games prior to Monday evening and he answered his critics with a storming display. There was no sulking or whinging he got on with the business of playing for his club. Colm Daly was again captain and marvellous at centre back and each and everyone of the lads gave it full throttle on the evening.
St Rynaghs Team: Evan Conroy, Eoin Gannon, Niall Higgins, Martin Daly, Cormac Gleeson, Colm Daly, Andy Wynne, Evan Keane, Alan Moylan 1-0, Ronan Hughes, Dean Flynn 1-7, Michael Dolan 0-2. Sub: Eoin Flynn 0-1 for Andy Wynne (Injured). Referee: Leonard Ryan, Lusmagh.
Best wishes to Andy Wynne who sustained a leg injury early in the game, we hope to see Andy back to his flying best on the right wing in the near future.
Our U16’s were out again on Thursday evening against the Doon-Pullough combination Der Gaels at Erin Rovers GAA grounds. The saints played with the wind in the first half. Five minutes in centre back Colm Daly raced up field and found full forward Michael Dolan on the edge of the square and Michael planted the ball in the back of the net. Der Gaels got their only point of the first half a point from play in the 10th minute shortly after Saints Ronan Hughes playing at right corner forward skinned his marker to score a great point. Michael Dolan got his second goal of the match in the 20th minute after a great ball from midfielder James Daly, Shortly after Dean Flynn playing at right half forward scored a great point from play. The score at the half time whistle St Rynaghs 2-2 Der Gaels 0-1. The expected surge from Der Gaels in the second half never materialised with James Daly and Ciaran Fogarty playing a storming game at midfield they made sure the Saints got an ample supply of the ball into the forward line. Five minutes into the second half Michael Dolan who was playing a great game at full forward scored a great point from play. Three scores from play from Dean Flynn, centre forward Evan Keane and again Michael Dolan put the game beyond Der Gaels reach. Der Gaels did score a goal in the 20th minute totally against the run of play. The Saints reply was swift with successive points from Dean Flynn and Ronan Hughes gave the saints a comfortable 9 point victory. Der Gaels scoring the second point of the match in the dying minutes. Final Score: St Rynaghs 2-8 Der Gaels 1-2. Apart from the brilliance of midfielders James Daly and Ciaran Fogarty, Niall Higgins had a storming game at full back ably supported by left corner man Martin Daly. Cormac Gleeson had a terrific game at left half back and in forwards Michael Dolan was key man scoring 2-2 with great support from Dean Flynn, Ronan Hughes and half time sub Martin Byrne.
St Rynaghs Team: Evan Conroy, Eoin Gannon, Niall Higgins, Martin Daly, Tomas Leonard, Colm Daly (Capt), Dean Flynn 0-3, Evan Keane 0-1, Alan Moylan, Ronan Hughes 0-2, Michael Dolan 2-2, Eoin Flynn. Subs: Martin Byrne for Alan Moylan, Darren Healy for Eoin Flynn, Shane Healy for Tomas Leonard, Richard Heraghty for James Daly, Michael John Loughnanne for Ronan Hughes. Referee: Pauric Pearse, Raheen.
Two wins in a row puts the saints back in the reckoning and the lads have shown great commitment in their last two matches.

U16 Team Down at Training
Club Lotto
The jackpot now stands at €17,450 and thanks to everyone for continuing to support the lotto each week. 
100 Club 2 Draw Results
Here is the results of the 3rd draw which took place in The Caman Inn Cloghan on Sunday 8th May 2011: The winners were drawn by Billy Meleady and they were: €1000 Chris Slevin, €350 Ray Bell (London), €300 Paul Bell and the seven €50 winners were: Kieran Flannery, Martin Hanamy, Ken Piper, Tomas and Jillian Flaherty, Gerry Corcoran, Tommy Brerton, Alice & Gerry Ryan. The club would like to thank everyone who is supporting our fundraising efforts.

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