Great victory over Clyda for the Under 21s

Published 04/04/2013 | 05:26

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Victorious Fermoy captain, Seanie Shanahan, raises the J.B. Roche Memorial Perpetual Cup aloft after his side defeated Clyda Rovers on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-08 in the North Cork U21A Football final last weekend. Photo: Eric Barry

Congratulations this week to Fermoy's U21 footballers on their great victory in last Saturday's U21 AFC final at Castletownroche. On a final score of 1-10 to 0-9 they defeated Clyda Rovers after a very well fought and entertaining game which was well refereed by Mitchelstown's Dave O'Farrell.

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Congratulations this week to Fermoy's U21 footballers on their great victory in last Saturday's U21 AFC final at Castletownroche. On a final score of 1-10 to 0-9 they defeated Clyda Rovers after a very well fought and entertaining game which was well refereed by Mitchelstown's Dave O'Farrell.

Playing in their unfamiliar alternative strip of Red and Black as both teams normally wear the same black and amber jerseys, both teams changed, but it did not harm the Fermoy team's chances as they led from the start only to being hauled back to parity until the 12th minute when Clyda drew level at 0-2 each.

Fermoy gradually pulled ahead and when Martin Brennan scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute it put his team ahead 1-3 to 0-2 a position they held until the finish.

At the interval it saw Fermoy 1-4 Clyda 0-4, the scoring was low from both sides but that may have due to the fact that both sides were working their players quickly back into defence once the other side began to break, this pattern was continued right throughout the game which made scoring difficult.

Fermoy were the better side and deserved their win, however they can thank their No 11 Garry O'Callaghan whose display of fielding around the middle of the park was one of the main reasons for his team's dominance all throug. And Garry was also their main marksman notching 0-5 (0-4 frs). Darragh O'Carroll was another big reason for this victory, at midfield he lorded it over different opponents all through and it was no surprise when he was awarded the "Man of the Match" award.

Fermoy had stars all over the field, Jeffery Daly No 6, Peter Murphy at No 3, Seanie Shanahan the team captain at No 7, Paudie de Roiste No 10, Kieran Morrison No 13, and I could go on as each member was outstanding in his own right.

It must be stated that it was not all about Fermoy as Clyda fought for every ball and as the final score will testify, they could have changed it all so quickly had they had more luck with their scoring efforts.

The Fermoy team lined as follows Rory Clancy, Padraigh Clancy, Peter Murphy, Josh Pyne, Conor O'Keeffe, Jeffery Daly, Seanie Shanahan Capt, Kieran Dorgan, Darragh O'Carroll, Padraigh de Roiste 0-2, Garry O'Callaghan 0-5, John Ring, Kieran Morrison, Martin Brennan 1-0, Mattie Condon.

Subs Adam Forde and Ronan O'Hagan 0-1, also Killian Twomey, Brian Barry, Cian O'Carroll, David Chambers, Tom Keane, Craig Murphy Shane Ahern, Trevor Hynes, and Richard Cronin.

They now go on to represent North Cork at county level where they will meet Ballincollig later in the summer. Congrats to Kilworth on winning the B U21 Title at the same venue

To complete a great weekend for the Fermoy club, the Intermediate hurlers travelled to Coachford where they defeated the home team Aughabullogue on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-12 to collect another brace of points in the IHL. A third game for the club on Sunday last in the Div 2 FL was cancelled due to our other commitments.

SOCCER

Not such a great weekend for the Fermoy teams as the senior side slipped to second from the bottom by losing 1-2 at home to Douglas Hall, they now stand just one point above bottom placed Mayfield.

The club's junior side are also slipping downwards as the lost away 0-3 to Rockmount in the league. A huge effort in the coming weeks is necessary from both sides if they are to maintain their status in both leagues.

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