Club Notes 29th April 2013

Upcoming fixtures
5th May, 6:00pm, Junior A City Hurling League vs Mungret away
6th May, 7:00pm, U-16 Hurling vs Ballybricken at home
9th May, 6:45pm, U12 Hurling vs Caherline away
12th May, 6:00pm, Junior A City Hurling League vs Mungret away – duplicate fixture??
13th May, 7:00pm, U-16 Football vs Na Piarsaigh away
16th May, 6:45pm, U-12 Football vs Mungret at home

Minor Football
Kilpeacon made it two from two in minor football with an impressive away win to Kildimo-Palleskenry on Tuesday last. We started sluggishly and conceded an early goal, however good scorces by Craig McNamara, David Macken,Liam Quirke and the lively Conor Burke gave a one point advantage at the break. A turning point early in the second half was a great penalty save by Eoin Enright, from there Kilpeacon grew in confidence and dominated to the end ammassing a total of 3.18 in the end. A very effective defensive performance lead by Tim Moloney and Cormac Flanagan limited the opposition to three second half points. Midfield parnership of Seán Fitzgerald and David Macken ensured a good supply of ball to the free scoring forwards. Panel: Eoin Enright, Evan Moloney,Tim Moloney,Nicky Keogh,Liam Carey,Cormac Flanagan,Colm Carey, David Macken(0.1), Seán Fitzferald(0.1) Thomas Keogh(0.1),Craig McNamara(0.7),Nicky Morrissey(0.1),Liam Quirke(0.2),Conor Burke(2.5),Conor Griffin,Darragh Griffin,David Cregan,Dean Fanning,Damean Kearney(1.0)

U-14 football
The U-14 football championship will start in May and in preparation U-14 football training for our newly amalgamated Kilpeacon team has already resumed on Sunday evenings at 6pm at Fedamore pitch. There was a good turnout for the initial training session and we look forward to an even greater turnout this week and to a successful summer for our U-14 footballers this year.

U-12 Football & Hurling
Once again we had another busy week for our U12’s Panel.

The Hurlers had 2 tough games this week and a lot of lessons were learnt from both games.

First up last Tuesday night we played the Ballybrown U12’s back in Ballybrown and a very spirited and lively game ended in a draw . Once again we had a big turnout of players and with 7 subs to bring on in the Second half we still held our own which goes to prove that we have a very good squad of players who all play vital roles within the squad and team. A lot of players are showing improvement in play week on week and while this makes it harder for the coaches to select a starting line-up , it shows that if this improvement continues that we will have great strength in depth in the panel.

Vital to all of this is home practice on the simple skills of hurling , striking from the hand , pulling on the ground and rising the ball plus first touch control . The training wall at the pitch is always available to anyone who wants to use it and it is great to belt the ball against it and then control the returning ball. Great for reaction speed and first touch. If each player spent 20-30 mins each evening with a hurley in his hand , you will definitely see improvements in skill levels.

Last evening we had our second League Match against St Patricks . St Pat’s had already also won their first game so were not going to be easy opponents and they displayed some fast running and good skills in the game . however our team stepped up to the mark and showed determination and good skill all around the field which was great to see and in the end, captained by James we ended up comfortable winners on the score board , however it was a closer game on the pitch. Again we were able to get every player some game time which was great. We will continue to try to get every player game time during every match and if a player does miss out because of a very close game where bringing on 7-8 subs is not possible , those players will definitely get adequate game time in future games.

We have football training as usual this coming Sunday evening at 18:00pm

Our hurling training on Monday night at 19:00pm will be at Fedamore GAA Pitch

We will have a football League match on Thursday evening 2nd May away to Kildimo / Pallas..Venue TBC by Text

Club Notes 22nd April 2013

Junior hurling
Our Junior team, got their season off to a good start when we played Tournafulla in the Premier ACL. Missing a few players from last year’s championship team and with Cormac Skelly and Paudie Sheehan making their competitive junior starts we were delighted with our 3 – 17 to 0 – 7 win. The opposition were short their U-21 players as they had a game on Sunday so Tour fielded a lot of experienced players. The wind played a major part in the game and we did better against it then the opposition. Having won the Junior League last year we are looking forward to playing teams from the county that we do not generally meet in league or championship matches. Our next game in this league is against Kilmallock on May 19th and we are looking forward to that test.
Our team on the night was: S Keating, G Kelliher, N Moloney, P Sheehan, P Walsh, S Moloney, F Carey, M McCormack, W O’Donovan, C Keyes, E O’Shea, R Hourigan, S McDermott, C Skelly, Damien Walsh, C Scully,Pa Sullivan.

U-14 Hurling
Fundraising is going well for Feile, Thanks to all the local businesses for their excellent support. Hurling training is going well with good numbers turning up. We have had a few challenge matches and the lads have given a good account of themselves considering they are a very young side. We wish Karl Moloney all the best in u14 hurling trials.

U-14 football
The U-14 football championship will start in May and in preparation U-14 football training for our newly amalgamated Kilpeacon team has already resumed on Sunday evenings at 6pm at Fedamore pitch. There was a good turnout for the initial training session and we look forward to an even greater turnout this week and to a successful summer for our U-14 footballers this year.

U-12 Football & Hurling
Attention turned to Football for our U12s last week and we hosted Monaleen in our first game. As with the previous week, there was heavy rain prior to the game but thankfully it had eased by the time the game started. We had minimal preparation done for Football at this stage and it showed in the early part of the game where Monaleen looked the better side and established an early lead. Gradually with good interplay and passing our boys came into the game and led by half-time with the help of 2 goals. We continued to play well in the second half adding to our tally and our defence ensured we maintained our lead to the final whistle. This was another fine team performance by the U-12s and it was great to see the scores distributed amongst different players. Next up for the U-12s is a hurling fixture against St. Patricks in Rhebogue on Thurs 25th April.

Club Notes 15th April 2013

Club Notes 15 April 2013

Under 21 hurling:
Our U21 team, Lough Na Garra Gaels, played Bruff in the South A final on Sunday last. After an excellent start by James Malone who scored 3 points from play in the opening quarter we went in at half time 1 – 10 to 1 – 8 behind.
The diagonal wind had favoured Bruff in the first half and we had every chance at that stage, in the 2nd half our lads tried every bit as hard as they could to get back at Bruff, but each time we scored they replied with another score.
The free taking of both freetakers was excellent on the day and I don’t believe either of them missed an opportunity with Eoin Farrell having a fantastic match in open play and he was the player fouled for most for the frees he converted. Lough Nagarra had a lot of 17 year olds on the field and these young players were brilliant in the way they performed at U-21 A level and I would like to thank them for being available as I know they have a busy minor schedule also at this time of year.
These U-21 players have a great start made to their season and best of luck to the Croom players for the rest of the hurling season.
The Crecora players on this team will be a great addition to our Junior hurling panel and they will of course be key hurlers with our minor setup.
Lough Na Garra Gaels will have a rest now until the U21 football starts later in the year and I have no doubt that these players will be battling for honours in football also. We had many fine performances, in defense Colm Carey, Paudie Sheehan, Sean Vaughan and Aaron Cregan battled very hard and behind them Liam Quirke made some excellent saves, Kieran Larkin, Liam Carey and Cormac Flanagan tried all they could to get the scores that we needed but it was not to be on the day.

We lined out as follows:
Liam Quirke, Paudi Sheehan, Aaron Cregan, Bobby Reidy, John Quirke, Sean Vaughan, Dom O’Connor, Kieran Larkin, Fergal Carey, Ryan O’Shea, Eoin O’Farrell, James Malone, Colm Carey, Aaron Burke, Liam Carey, Cormac Flanagan, Cian Kirby, Darra Skelly, Cathal Quirke, Andy O’Donoghue, Garbhan Sheehan & Liam Kennedy.

Minor Hurling
Kilpeacon got their minor hurling championship off to positive start with a draw away to Cappamore on Friday the 12th. Despite the heavy underfoot conditions and non seasonal weather both sides produced a feast of great scores and the final score of 3-10 apiece was a fair outcome.
First half scores by Craig MacNamara(3), Nicky Morrissey(3), M.O’Neill and a Liam Carey goal left us trailing by two at the break. We then dominated the third quarter when C.MacNamara added another goal. The score of the game came whem M.O’Neill offloaded to the oncoming L.Carey who goaled from 13m.
At this stage it looked as if Kilpeacon had the upper hand but a late Cappamore comeback gave them them their reward. There were excellent performances throughout lead by Seán Fitzgerald, the Carey brothers, Nicky Morrissey, Tim Moloney and Craig MacNamara. Panel: Eoin Enright, Darragh Griffin,Seán Fitzgerald,David Butler,Evan Moloney,Colm Carey,Cormac Flanagan,Tim Moloney,Craig McNamara,Thomas Keogh,Liam Carey,Nicky Morrissey,Dean Fanning,Micheál O’Neill, Liam Quirke,Conor Griffin.

County Minor Football
Best of luck to the county minors footballers and especially to our own clubman Cormac Flanagan.

U-14 football
The U-14 football championship will start in May and in preparation U-14 football training resumes on Sunday evenings at 6pm at Fedamore pitch. Crecora had a strong panel of football players last year at U12 and U13 and we are looking forward to joining with Fedamore in our newly amalgamated Kilpeacon team for a successful summer for our U-14 footballers this year.

U-12 Hurling
The U-12 Hurling team got their playing season off to a good start last Thursday night when we entertained Old Christians in the Hurling League. The heavy rain which fell prior to the game made the conditions very difficult for both sets of players but the game was played in a good spirit. Our lads put in a strong performance and had a convincing win. We have also entered the U12 football league and our first outing is this Thursday (18th April) at home to Monaleen and will have regular matches on Thursday nights alternating between Hurling and Football. Hurling away to St Pats on Thursday 25th April.

Development Draw
Congratulations to our April winners in the development draw. JEAN MULCAIR, CRECORA and JONATHAN & EVELYN QUINN, CRECORA