Fr. O'Neill's GAA Club News

13 August, 2012

30/07/12 Jnr.2 Hurling Lge.rnd.8 Fr.O Neills 3:14 v Carrignavar 2:08 in Aghavine.
03/08/12 Int.Hurling Lge.rnd.10 Fr.O Neills 1:19 v Glen Rovers 1:17 in The Glen.  
11/08/12 Int.Hurling C/ship.4th rnd.Fr.O Neills 2:16 v Eire Og 1:15 in Riverstown.
16/08/12 Prem.Minor 2 Hurling C/ship.Fr.O Neills v Fermoy at 7:00pm Venue TBC
20/08/12 Fé 21 B Hurling ¼ Final Fr.O Neills v Youghal at 7:30pm in Killeagh.
25/08/12 Jnr.A F/ball C/ship ½ Final Fr.O Neills v Castlemartyr at 6:00pm in Midleton.

Intermediate Hurling Championship 2012.
Congrats.and well done to our Intermediate Hurlers on their fine win over a teak tough Eire Og side in Riverstown last Sat.evening this win puts us into a ¼ Final against either Kanturk or Dromina.

Premier Minor 2 Hurling C/ship.
The best of luck to our Minor Hurlers and their Management team who play Fermoy in the Championship on this Thurs.the 16th.

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Fr.O Neills 2:16 v Eire Og 1:15

We got back into C/ship.action on Sat.evening in Riverstown against Eire Og in the 4th rnd.having played the 1st.rnd 10 weeks previous on the 3rd.of June.With such a big gap between both C/ one would be worried that rustiness might be an issue with the lads but no this was not the case as we took the game to our opponents right from the throw in,Podge Butler opened our scoring with a well taken pt.which was quickly followed by a another pt.from a Ger.O Leary free,in a great passage of play we were rewarded with a goal which was finished to the net by Ger.this was quickly followed by 2 more good pts.courtesy of Podge and Luke Swayne so with 10 mins.on the Clock we found ourselves leading on a scoreline of 1:04 to 0:00.Eire Og started to get more into the game and they duly reeled off the next 4 pts.with out reply,Ger O Leary fired over 2 more pts.from frees with Eire Og replying with a pt.of their own,Ger.with another pt.from play stretched our lead again but credit Eire Og once more when they fired over 3 more pts.with out reply.Eddie Holland then chiped in with a fine pt.again Eire Og replied with a pt.but then on the stroke of half time when Luke found himself all alone on the edge of the square and catching a great ball from a long delivery from substitute William Joyce he duly turned and buried it in the back of the net to see us leading at half time on a scoreline of 2:08 to 0:09.Whatever was said in the Eire Og dressing room during the break it had the desired effect as they came storming back at us scoring a well taken goal shortly after the throw in,we replied with a well taken pt.from the middle of the field by William their reply was swift with another pt.and we replied to this with a well taken Ger.O Leary pt.Eire Og were staring to pile on the pressure at this stage and fired over 3 unanswered tie the scores at 2:10 to 1:13 with 15 mins.gone in the half,then came a huge moment in the game when they were awared a dubious enough penalty but cometh the hour cometh the man with our net miner Paul Colbert bringing off a great save with the ball being cleared to safety this reignited our challenge and Eddie,Ger.with 2,1 from a free and Eoin Conway duly put us back in the driving seat with 4 very good pts.Eire Og replied with 2 pts.of their own but we closed out the game with 2 more excellently taken pts from Eoin and Willaim to see us wining on the above scoreline.This was as tough and as physical an hours Hurling as you will get at this level but credit must go to our trainer Tony Coyne and selectors Maurice Conway and Noel O Driscoll for having the panel in the excellent physical condition that they are in,up against a strong mobile set of forwards our defence coped superbly with everything that was thrown at them and overall this was a very good performance from all the lads.Team:P.Colbert,J.Barry,J.O Mahony,A.Kenneally,M.O Keeffe,B.Murphy,E.McCarthy,L.O Driscoll,N.Griffin,E.Conway 0:02,A.Brett,L.Swayne 1:01,E.Holland 0:02,P.Butler0:02,G.O Leary 1:07,0:04fr.(Cpt.).Subs:Wm.Joyce 0:02 for L.O Driscoll 27mins,P.McMahon for A.Brett 35mins,J.Millerick for B.Murphy 45mins,R.Cullinane for E.Conway 59mins.Eugene Kenefick,T.Motherway,Ger.Holland,B.Hayes,S.Harrington,D.Sexton,B.O Donoghue.
Intermediate Hurling Lge.rnd.10.
Fr.O Neills 1:19 v Glen Rovers 1:17
We played the Glen in rnd.10 of the Int.Hurling Lge.on Fri.the 3rd.last in The Glen,this game was our last before we plaed Eire Óg in the C/ship.last Sat.the 11th.In a lively opening half we were fast out of the blocks leading 1 after 10 mins.of play,the Glen came back at us to level proceedings in the next few mins.We continued to dominate play clocking up another 1:04 to the Glen's 3pts to go in at half time leading on a scoreline of 1:09 to 1:05,we would have been further ahead only for some wayward shooting at times when a better option was available.The Glen upped the ante from the restart and drew level with 4 unanswered pts.of their own,both teams exchanged 5pts.each over the next 15 mins then we hit a purple patch and scored 5 very good pts.with the Glen firing over 3 pts.of their own,this brought an end to the scoring which saw us wining on the above scoreline.This was a good workout for lads and left the Management with plenty food for thought as they go about picking the starting 15 for the Eire Og game next Sat.Team:E.O Neill,J.Barry,J.O Mahony,A.Kenneally,M.O Keeffe,E.McCarthy,N.Griffin,P.Butler,J.Millerick,L.Swayne,A.Brett,E.Conway,P.McMahon,R.Cullinane,G.O Leary.Subs.used:G.Holland for A.Brett,S.Harrington for L.Swayne.
Jnr.2 Hurling Lge.rnd.8.
Fr.O Neills 3:14 v Carrignavar 2:08
We took on Carrig.on Mon.night the 30th of July in our 6th of the year hopeing to make it 6 wins out 6 and we wern't to be disapointed.Carrig were first to register on the scoreboard with a point but this was soon cancelled out by an excellent goal courtesy of Eoin Conway,Shane Harrington quickly added 2 points from play before their 2nd point of the half,from this point on we took complete control of proceedings with some very good points from play and placed balls courtesy of Eoin,Shane,William Joyce,Fergal Duffy and John O Driscoll and a brillantly taken goal from Fergal,Carrig brought a finish to the scoring for the half with their 3rd.point to leave the half time score reading 2:13 to 0:03 in our favour.Considering the dominant position we found ourselves in at half time it gave us an opportunity to put on our 5 subs.Carrig to their credit upped the ante in the 2nd.half and proceeded to get a foothold on the game and duly scored 2 goals and 5pts.our response to this was a goal from William and a pt.from Donogh O Flynn which saw us wining on the above score,so all in all we were happy with the result which see's us on top of the Div.2 Lge.with maximum points from our 6 games played if we could manage 1 more win from either one of our remaining 2 games against Killeagh and Lisgoold it would put us into the Lge.Final.Team:E.Kenefick,D.Colbert,J.Barry,B.O Donoghue,D.Sexton.R.O Neill,B.Hayes,J.O Driscoll 0:01 65,G.Holland 0:02,D.O Flynn 0:01,Q.Higgins,S.Harrington 0:04,Wm.Joyce 1:02,E.Conway 1:03 0:01fr.,F.Duffy 1:02.Subs used:E.O Neill for E.Kenefick,K.Lee for E.Conway,S.Lee for F.Duffy,B.Sweeney for S.Harrington,D.Hyde for Wm.Joyce.
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