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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Intermediate hurlers joint top of league

The top game in an otherwise quiet weekend saw the Fermoy intermediate hurlers overcome Valley Rovers when the two sides met in their Division Two league game in Fermoy on Sunday last.

The top game in an otherwise quiet weekend saw the Fermoy intermediate hurlers overcome Valley Rovers when the two sides met in their Division Two league game in Fermoy on Sunday last.

This game was played in very cold and winterish conditions in which the strong cross winds ruled out any prospects we had of a high scoring and exciting game. The more experienced Valley Rovers from Inishannon, came with a great reputation and were strong favourites to win the points on offer, however by halftime the Fermoy lads who trailed on the score of 0-4 to 0-3, must have realised that they were in this game with a real chance of causing an upset and that is exactly what happened in the second half, with the Fermoy defence in great form all six of them, they made goalkeeper Conor Quinn's job a very easy one indeed, I cannot remember him having even one second half puck out to make. (Never saw that happen before).

Up front midfielders Brian O'Sullivan and Martin Brennan ensured a steady supply of ball to the attack, a unit which did not make as much use as they probably should have from it.

However the accuracy of Liam Coleman from placed balls, Brian O'Sullivan, Alan O'Connor, Kieran Morrison, and David Geary all contributed to Fermoy's final tally of 0-11 to Valley Rovers 0-4.

This victory leaves Fermoy sharing the top of the league table after three games unbeaten, however they have seven more to play and with a break from hurling activity as the footballers prepare for their first round c/ship game on May 4, it may be some time before the hurling league is resumed for Fermoy.

The football league resumes for Fermoy's Intermediate team this weekend with a visit to Kildorrery on the horizon.

BOXING

Boxing comes to Fermoy Youth Centre on this Saturday night with 16 bouts featuring over-12 National and Juvenile Champions on the programme. The night will feature boxers from Ballynacargy B.C. Mullingar, Clonmel BC, Tipperary BC, Bantry BC, Ballincollig BC, St Colman's BC. Trojan BC Listowel, Watergrasshill BC, and St John's BC Fermoy,

The programme will be presented by the St John's Boxing Club in Fermoy and the night at 7pm will be sponsored by Todgie's Traditional Takeaway. Emmett St, Fermoy, Admission Adults €10, U16s €5.

HANDBALL

Having noticed that the Fermoy Handball Club's annual Street collection was held in the town on Saturday last, reminds me to extend best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Fermoy's "Mister Handball" Michael Jordan who I am glad to say is home and recuperating after a spell in Hospital recently.

My informant assured me that Michael is in great form again and looking forward to coming out to lead his beloved Handball club once again, I trust that the collection was a most fruitful one and it must be a consolation to Mick to know that there are members who are prepared to still do the work for him.

PITCH AND PUTT

Not too long out of juvenile ranks, Colin Scott returned a fine score of 47 pts under tough conditions to win the overall Nett prize in the Toss Bryan Sponsored Weekend competition at Fermoy GAA Pitch and Putt club last weekend.

Barry Doyle took the overall best Gross with 43g while the Ladies Nett was won by Catherine Waters 42pts, the Gents net was captured by the evergreen Mick Cahill with 46pts,

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