Sunday 20 May 2018

Away victory for senior soccer team

Fermoy Soccer club enjoyed a pretty good weekend as their results show that the senior team won another three points in their game against St Mary's.

As a result of their 0-1 scoreline away from home, this side is moving along nicely at the moment, the club's junior team also made progress in their Premier Division even though they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to their great rivals Carrigaline.


In Rugby, the local junior side's good start to the season was temporarily halted by Waterford City as the latter scored a very narrow 18-20 win over the Fermoy lads on Sunday last in the semi-final of the Martin O'Sullivan Cup Competition played in Fermoy's Showground's. It's back to the league again for Fermoy and hopefully back to winning ways once more.


On the GAA scene, local interest was focussed on the much awaited MFL final (Premier 2) which featured the first ever meeting of teams from the clubs of Fermoy and Clonakilty in a Co final since the mid-forties when the senior teams of both clubs dominated the Cork senior football c/ship scene.

Well last Saturday's meeting of the clubs at Togher in Cork, was not that much different from the old days, there was little to choose between the teams as both halves of the sixty minute game finished on level terms 0-5 each at the interval and 0-8 each at the end of the hour, Extra time was called for and again there was little to choose between them until Clon scored a goal despite the trojan efforts of Fermoy Keeper Cillian Twomey to keep them out, as was always likely, a goal was going to win this match and despite the brave efforts of the Fermoy side, it was Clon (again like the 40s) who prevailed at the finish to win the trophy which was presented to them by Jim Forbes Chairman of Rebel Og Board, the result was a disappointment to the Fermoy lads who had the consolation of having won the hurling league just one week earlier. Final score Clon 1-10 Fermoy 0-9.

Fermoy had earlier lost in the final of the U13 Premier 2FL to Eire Og after a very interesting encounter which was won eventually by the better team.

The local Ladies Football team gained some measure of success for the club by winning the Co U16 league when they defeated Bride Rovers in the final played in Kilworth, Congrats to all involved.