Weekly Notes for 22nd July 2019

22nd July 2019

Disappointment for U12 Team
Our U12 team lost the U12 final against Sacred Heart last Sunday after conceding a late goal in the second period of extra time. The team showed great spirit during the game to come from behind and force extra time and were leading by two points as the final whistle approached but the late goal meant a 2-06 to 0-11 loss.
In a very competitive game it was Sacred Heart that opened the scoring when a high ball into our goal area was deflected into the net after five minutes followed by a converted free before Eoin Burke fired over our first score. Sacred Heart scored three additional points (2fs) in the half while we scored points from Eoin Burke and Aaron McCabe to leave us behind at 1-04 to 0-03 at the interval.
For much of the second half the team exerted pressure on the Sacred Heart defence and the teams were level with five minutes remaining at 1-05 to 0-08. Just before normal time ended Sacred Heart were awarded a free that was converted but our team worked the ball up the pitch and were awarded a free which Eoin Burke converted to force extra time.
The first 5 minute period of extra saw us convert two points, one apiece from Eoin Burke (f) and Adam Dobbyn. In the second period of extra time, both teams were pushing for a score but it wasn’t until in the fourth minute that Sacred Heart were awarded a free that was hit low and found the back of the net. Shortly afterwards the final whistle was blown and out lads were heartbroken to lose by the smallest of margins.

Junior Hurlers lose to Tramore
Our Junior hurlers played Tramore last Friday evening in Walsh park and were on the end of a one goal loss.
The game started brightly for us with Ian Chester (f), Paul O’Sullivan and Shane Nolan firing over to lead 0-03 to 0-01 after 10 minutes. Tony O’Brien was then on the scoresheet after firing over but an opportunist goal in the 16th minute saw us behind. In the remaining time of the first half we conceded four converted frees with our only score coming from a Tony O’Brien goal when he fired in from a tight angle to leave us trailing 1-04 to 1-07 at the break.
The start of the second half saw us trade two points apiece (Ian Chester (f) and Paul O’Sullivan) before we drew level in the 45th minute after two further Ian Chester converted frees and Paul O’Sullivan’s third point of the match. Tramore creeped ahead again converting two points while Shane Nolan added his second point to leave the minimum between the two teams. Tramore were finding space in our defence and Callum Connolly-O’Brien made an excellent save to keep us in the match. With five minutes remaining we were reduced to 14 for a second yellow card offence and Tramore scored their second goal shortly after. We could only manage two further points before the finish to leave the final score 2-12 to 1-12.

U15s win first match
Our U15s had a 4-08 to 2-08 win against Passage last Monday. Passage started the game strongly and were two points up within five minutes but the teams were level shortly after when Sam Pender converted two frees. A converted free from Passage gave them the lead again but we took the lead within two minutes when Eoin Morrissey picked our Sam Pender who fired to the back of the net and was alert to score a second goal when the Passage keeper had a poor puck-out. We converted two further points in the half (Sam Pender and Connor Fanning) to leave the half time score at 2-06 to 0-04.
The start of the second half saw Passage score a goal but the team responded straight away with Sam Pender completing his hat trick of goals. The lead was further extended when Connor Fanning found the net. A late comeback by Passage saw then score 1-05 (2fs) while we converted two Sam Pender frees to see us win the game by two goals. Congratulations to the team and keep up the good work.

Upcoming Fixtures
U13s away to Clonea on Monday 22nd July at 7pm.
Minors play De la Salle on Wednesday 24th July at 7:30 pm in DLS Gracedieu.

Smoke Free Zone
At the 2018 AGM, Roanmore GAA club voted to make Pairc Ui Mhurchu a smoke free zone. We would request that any player, family member, supporter that attends the pitch in any capacity from Friday 19th July to respect the members wishes and refrain from smoking (or using vaping devices).

Juvenile Academy
On Saturday mornings in Roanmore Cleaboy 11:30am we have our Juvenile Academy. This is where young players get their first introduction to hurling in a fun and safe environment. All coaches are Garda Vetted and have completed GAA coaching courses. Hurley's and Helmets provided for beginners.

Function Room
Are you looking for a venue for that special occasion, birthday, anniversary, confirmation, etc? The Roanmore Centre has function rooms that are available for hire and for further details call the Roanmore Centre on 051-358599 after 6pm or email roanmoreclg@gmail.com. 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