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Football New & events April 5th
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 21:36

Match Reports 
The PROs of the following clubs are asked to forward match reports after this week's games Div 1A Legion, Div 1B and 11 Spa, Div 3 Laune Rangers, Div 4 Beaufort, Div 5 Fossa Div 6 Tarbert, Div 7 Castlegregory, Div 8 Gneeveguilla, Div 9A Cromane and Div 9B Renard

Match reports on Currow v St Senans and Finuge V Fossa  

Coiste na nÓg Football by Leona Twiss
 
Currow 3-5 St.Senans 5-5.
Currow hosted visitors St. Senans for their first round game of the County U14 County league but it was the visitors who came away with a win. St Senans got off to a flyer in the first couple of minutes when Owen O’Connell scored a point and George Conway floated a ball towards the Currow goal which beat the Currow keeper and dropped into the back of the net.
Currow playing with a strong wind responded with some free flowing football and were level at the first quarter with a goal and a point from a free from Niall Reidy.
St. Senans found it hard to get any attacks moving against the strong wind and Currow dominated midfield possession for long periods of the half with Jack O’Sullivan excelling scoring two points.
David Behan of St. Senans managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the visitors when he scored a point and he was to have a big influence in the second half. Richard Brosnan scored a goal for Currow where a high ball was misjudged by the visitors defence when it hit of the goal post and fell into the waiting arms of Brosnan who fired the ball into the back of the net. Half time score -  Currow 2-3 St. Senans 1-2
 
St. Senans began the second half with more purpose with Daragh O’Regan controlling exchanges from defence and driving the visitors on to make inroads into the Currow lead. David Behan was beginning to make his presence felt in the St. Senans attack when pin point passing from O’Regan helped Regan to score a goal and two points.
Rocked by the scores Currow’s Garrett O’Connor and Jack O’Sullivan exerted their presence in the middle of the field and began to dominate possession again but some wayward shooting from Currow’s attack and a fine rearguard defensive display with some fine saves from the visitors kept Currow at bay. Currow found a way through the visitors defence when John McMahon nipped through a crowded defence to play the ball in the corner of the net.
 
In the remaining ten minutes of the game St.Senans scored a brace of well taken goals from Behan and Conway to seal the win on a score line Currow 3-5 St.Senans 5-5.
Congratulation to both sets of trainers for the manner the teams played the game with all players displayed great attitude, determination and skill. 
  

County U14 Football League Division 5: Finuge V Fossa
  
On a night where weather conditions were more reminiscent of those experienced in the dead of winter, Finuge & Fossa kicked off their County League campaign in O’ Sullivan Park, Finuge where the visitors Fossa made the long journey home with full points after a comprehensive 5-12 to 1-07 victory over their North Kerry opponents.  Playing the first half with the aid of a very strong wind, Fossa were very sharp and crafty in front of goal and will on the basis of this performance take beating in the division.
 
From the throw in Fossa went on the attack and found scores easy to come by aided by some lovely passing and deadly accuracy in front of goal.  The Finuge lads tried hard throughout and but for some panicked kicking and wayward shooting could have made the first half a little closer in relation to scores, however both teams retired at half time on a score line of 5-08 to 0-00 in favour of the visitors.
 
Finuge commenced the second half with a spring in their step but had to wait until the tenth minute of play before registering their first score of the game.  Indeed Finuge out scored the Fossa lads by 1-07 to 0-04 in the second half with a much more settled approach and direct style of football.  Nevertheless, the score line which Fossa built up in the first half was never under serious threat and when referee James Barry(St. Senans) blew the full time whistle Fossa were victorious on a score line of 5-12 to 1-07. Finuge should take heart from this game as they never threw in the towel and it was very evident that they have great pride in their Club.
 
Credit to both teams on a very entertaining and sporting game during which every skill of the game was well executed and where players, mentors & officials conducted themselves in a manner which both Clubs should be very proud of.
 
Teams & Scorers:
 
Fossa: M Prenderville, O Sheehan, D O’ Connell, C Kissane, K Bellew, J Coffey, S Cronin, C Walsh 0-02, D Burke, B Myers 0-01, P Devane 0-01, M O’ Keefe, David Clifford 0-06, P Clifford 5-02, Andrew Cronin, Adrian Cronin, P McHenry.
 
Finuge: P Shanahan, T Foley, G Stackpoole, J Joy, D O’ Regan, D Silles, W Costello, D Quilter 1-01, D Shanahan 0-03, C Sheehy 0-01, J Buckley, J Keane, W O’ Connor, J McKenna, S Flanagan, L Mullins, K Guerin, Alan Carey 0-02.