Weekly Notes for 19th November 2018
19th November 2018
U21s progress in Championship
Our U21s had a fine win against Clan na Gael last Sunday in Carriganore. After soaking up some early pressure the team went on to win 4-15 to 2-10 but the result was aided with the dismissal of a Clan na Gael player late in the first half.
Although playing with the wind in the first half it was Clan na Gael that had the better opening five minutes with Callum Connolly-O’Brien making some excellent saves in our goal. The first score of the game came from Billy Nolan from a free and the sides were level shortly after. Josh O’Brien was next on the scoreboard for us when he fired over and was quickly followed by the opening goal of the game when Cian Wadding fired into the net. After 10 minutes we were leading 1-03 to 0-01 with Conor Ryan contributing our third point. Clan na Gael were threatening every time the ball was delivered into their forwards and Callum Connolly-O’Brien was called into action again to prevent a goal.
The second goal of the game came midway through the half when Josh O’Brien squeezed in a low shot from a tight angle and followed by three Billy Nolan points (2fs). For the next five minutes Clan na Gael pressed forward and were rewarded with 1-02 for no reply before one of their players was sent to the line for a late tackle.
This shifted momentum back to us and we prevented them from scoring in the remaining five minutes of the half while three more points from Billy Nolan (2fs) and a Sean Roche point from play was followed by the final score of the half when Ian Chester’s shot flew into the net. Halftime score was 3-10 to 1-03.
The second half saw us soak up some pressure now that Clan na Gael had the wind advantage and they opened the scoring in the second half before we converted a free followed by a Cian wadding point from play. Again our defence were called into action and in the next six minutes we conceded 1-03 before the resurgence was halted when Shane Roche fired in our fourth goal. Clan na Gael converted a further three points in the half while Billy Nolan converted two (1f) to leave the final score at 4-15 to 2-10 in a highly entertaining match.
Roanmore GAA club would like to congratulate Waterford Senior hurling champions Ballygunner on their excellent win against Na Piarsaigh to become Munster Club champions.
We have moved indoors for the winter so if you have a child who would like to participate in a Team sport bring them along to the Presentation School Hall Saturday's 11:30am. Hurleys and helmets provided for beginners all coaches are Garda Vetted.
It's that time of year again when the club needs to be planning for next season. Do you have any ideas on how to improve club administration, activities, teams? If you do,and would like to be part of the 2019 club setup then please ensure that you attend the upcoming AGM. The 2018 AGM will be held in the Roanmore Social Centre on 8th December.
Christmas is coming and an ideal present from Santa would be some Roanmore attire. All our Club gear is now available on the O’Neills web page, log on and follow the links to our Club.
Sunday Night Entertainment in Roanmore Social Centre
Why not join us in the Roanmore Centre next Sunday for some live music in the Lounge from 10pm.
Why not come and view our private function rooms or call the Roanmore Sports and Social Centre on 051-358599 after 6pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You won’t be disappointed. Did you know that we have two function rooms available and that smaller parties can also be accommodated. Why not call and see if the venue is suitable for your needs.