Friday 15 December 2017

Junior soccer side return to winning ways

IT was a quiet weekend for local teams, in soccer the senior team was not involved while the junior side came back to winning ways with a 31 win over Brooklodge at home, this was a welcome result following a 2-0 loss to College Corinthians the previous week,

In hurling the local Intermediate side travelled to Milford where they collected two valuable league points at the expense of the home side who were under strength and with no prospects of qualifying, were not at their best.

However it was good to see Fermoy forwards regain the scoring flair which they had lost since their last championship game, final score Fermoy 8-15, Milford 1-10.

Fermoy now have four games to play before the October 7 deadline date, they meet Blackrock at home on Wednesday next ,October 3, under the lights at 8pm.

Further games are arranged versus Dromina (away) on Saturday, October 6, with the final game v Mallow due for decision on the following day October 7 (deadline day). There is one outstanding game versus Kanturk to be decided but this is difficult to fit in due to Kanturk's successful advancement in the county championship.

Mention of Kanturk reminds me that they were visitors to Fermoy on last Saturday night where they met Fr O'Neill's in the quarter-final of the county championship, what a game they (both teams) served up before Kanturk introduced star inter-county footballer Aidan Walsh to the scene with 15 minutes to play.

Walsh gave a thrilling display of hurling skills and accuracy to pull his team from the jaws of defeat to ultimate victory, it was wonderful just to watch him in action, I hope Jimmy Barry Murphy can coax him back to the Cork hurling scene, what a boost to his (Aidan's) new hurley making business it would make not alone to the county team.


James Devonshire 42nett, Barry Doyle 47g and Nicole Burke 50 net were the individual winners in last weekend's round two of the Carry- Out sponsored autumn league for which there was another full turn out of players. Round three will be played for this coming weekend.

On the Ladies side, there was a great turn out when they were joined by members of the Fermoy Active Retirement Association recently for a friendly fourball sponsored by the former Lady Captains Una Barry (1977), Anne Barry (1981) and Ina O'Brien (2001).

A very enjoyable social evening followed which was enjoyed by all who attended. Competition winners were Ella Lovett and Michelle Flynn, Anne Neligan and Breda Kennedy,

The ladies club is also holding a fun bingo night on Friday, October 5, in the clubhouse at 8pm, all are invited to come along and enjoy the craic, and you might also qualify for a cuppa.

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