Feenagh Kilmeedy Leiriu Senior Scor Killarney 2016
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Weekly Observer Division 1
Feenagh 1 Killeaney 3
Despite holding the lead at the interval in this game we succumbed to 3 second half goals to a Killeaney side who are tipped by many to make a swift return to the Premier Division. Our new management team of Trevor Hughes and Donal Madigan opted for a 4-5-1 formation with John O’Gorman leading the line in what was an experienced lineup. The opening exchanges were tentative but we hit the front 19 minutes in when O’Gorman squared the ball to Diarmuid Coleman who drilled a low shot to the net from close range. We had numerous half chances thereafter but came closest to doubling our lead on 38 minutes when a cross from O’Gorman was narrowly missed by Thomas O’Sullivan and deflected wide for a corner. Just before and after the interval Dan Gayer was called into action, firstly showing good hands to grasp a well hit shot from the edge of the penalty area and then saving another effort with his outstretched foot.
Killeaney equalised from a corner on 52 minutes as their player reacted the fastest to the cross with our defence too slow to react. Our best chance of this half fell to O’Gorman some 20 minutes in when he found himself 1 on 1 with the keeper but he shot just wide of the post. Killeaney proceeded to hit the front on 75 minutes and doubled their lead 5 minutes later. Try as we might we could not eat into their lead in the remaining 10 minutes. A disappointing start to the campaign but on a positive note we created plenty of chances and on another day could have had a few more goals. Another positive was the strong panel we had on the day with a few other players absent for various reasons. If we are to achieve anything this season we need this panel to stick together. Onwards and hopefully upwards we go.
Team: Dan Gayer, John Nix, Timmy Lynch, John Coleman, Damian O’Riordan, Thomas O’Sullivan, Liam Lynch, Billy O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Coleman, Brian Geary and John O’Gorman. Subs used: Conor Dillon, Ger O’Connell and Conor Ahern.
Tommy Donegan of Donegan’s Garage Feenagh has kindly sponsored a new set of jerseys for our junior side which were worn for the first time last Sunday.
Saturday 2nd September
U14 Boys Division 4
Feenagh v Kildimo Utd B @ 11.30pm (J P Murphy)
Sunday 3rd September
Weekly Observer Division 1
Feenagh V Adare Utd 1030am (J. Roche)
Last Man Standing
We are commencing a Last Man Standing competition with the English Premiership fixtures on Saturday September 9. €10 to enter with €250 for the winner. Forms available from committee members.
The Blues advanced to the quarter finals of the FAI Cup with a 1-0 victory over a dogged Finn Harps side. They will travel to face Galway United in what should be an interesting and close quarter final tie. Back to league action this Friday night with Finn Harps once again the visitors to the Markets Field in a vital clash.
The numbers drawn in The Glen Bar on Thursday August 24 were: 2,17,18 and 19. The jackpot of €18,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners: €40 to Steven Madigan, Kilmeedy, seller Kim Geary, €30 to Cathal Geary, Kilmurry, seller Mike Geary, €20 to Ted Shanahan, Kilmeedy, seller Glen Bar, €20 to Helen O’Kelly, Castlemahon, seller Ronan Gilbourne and €20 to Dan Madigan, Kilmeedy, seller Donal Madigan. The next draw takes place in The Village Inn on Thursday August 31 for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. Thanks for your continued support.
Trevor Hughes is our new junior team manager for the upcoming season. The Ballyagran man has previously been at the helm at Granagh United, Breska Rovers and Ballingarry B and his assistant for the season will be Donal Madigan. In the picture above Feenagh Soccer Club chairman Paul Lynch and assistant manager Donal Madigan welcome Trevor to the club. Ádh mór libh.
Not too long now until the 2017/2018 season kicks off with the opening fixtures taking place in late August/early September. As we have sufficient numbers in the various age groups we will be playing once again as Feenagh as opposed to Bluebell United. We will have groups at under 6, under 9, under 11, under 12, under 14 and under 15 (cup only) levels. Training will commence for the various grades in mid-August. Registration fees for the season will be €25 for 1 child, €40 for 2 children and €50 for 3 or more children. The following are the coaches for the season at the various levels: under 6 – Jackie O’Sullivan, under 9 – Paul Lynch, Chris Geary, Ann Geary and Denis O’Sullivan, under 11 – to be confirmed, under 12 – John Canty and under 14 – Ronan Gilbourne.
The numbers drawn in McGuinness’s on Thursday July 27 were: 1,3,7 and 8. The jackpot of €18,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners: €40 to Tara & Maurice , Ballinruane, seller John Canty, €30 to Brendan Sherlock, Feenagh, seller Ronan Gilbourne, €20 to Áine Daughton, Listowel, seller Glen Bar, €20 to Mary Herlihy, Kilmeedy, seller Kim Geary and €20 to Caroline Devine , Coolyroe , seller Donal Madigan. The next draw takes place in The Glen Bar on Thursday August 3 for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. Thanks for your continued support.
1970. At time when all the small Co-ops were combining in to bigger Co-ops, This RTE program takes a look at the views of the Employees of Feenagh creamery and the effect of amalgamation of smaller creameries.
Posted on Youtube by Conor O’Brien
As a result of the very successful recent vintage run, Kilmeedy Vintage Group presented a cheque for €2,750 to Kilmeedy Development Group. Thanks to everybody who made this possible: the participants, sponsors, kitchen staff, marshals and all those who helped in any way. We look forward to the next road run, which will be on November19th.
The Full Moon Barn Dance is due to make a welcome return this summer. The usually quiet Ballinruane Woods is transformed for one night only into a mecca for cowboys and cowgirls. Experience the atmosphere, food and flutter at this unique event with entertainment into the late hours.
Tickets will go on sale the first week in July.
The event itself will take place on the 26th August.
Full details on the Barndance facebook page …here…
Here’s a quick reminder…
Division 1 Relegation Play-Off
Feenagh 1 Rathkeale B 0
A close range finish 3 minutes into this tie from Thomas O’Sullivan was to prove decisive and it ensured our Division 1 status for next season. Rathkeale, with a stiff breeze at their backs, dominated the possession stakes for the remainder of the opening half but there were near misses at both ends of the park. Rathkeale hit the crossbar direct from a corner on 15 minutes and again in open play in stoppage time in the opening period while on 44 minutes a free kick from Ronan Gilbourne found its way to James Dillon at the far post who smashed a shot off the crossbar.
Four minutes into the second half a teasing cross from O’Sullivan found Donal Madigan who shot just over the crossbar. 9 minutes later a phase of pinball in the Feenagh penalty ended with a shot at goal well saved by Dan Gayer. On 20 minutes, some good combination play on the left flank finished with a tempting centre from Luke Ryan into the penalty area that was headed clear by a light blue shirt. Two minutes on, the ever industrious James Dillon soloed past a few challenges but his shot was swallowed up by the Rathkeale keeper. Crucially, we finished the game strongly, and in the final 20 minutes we looked the more likely side to add to the scoreline. Madigan, playing on the shoulder of the last defender, was close to connecting to a few balls over the top. On 37 minutes a searching cross from Damian O’Riordan found Thomas O’Sullivan at the far post but he blasted his effort over the crossbar. Another ball over the top landed at the feet of O’Sullivan who sprinted clear and squared for O’Connell to tap home but he was adjudged to have been offside. We saw out the closing minutes comfortably yet it was still a relief to hear Pat King’s whistle for full time.
A sound defensive display was the cornerstone for this essential victory. Gayer displayed a safe pair of hands throughout particularly on crosses. Billy O’Sullivan was a commanding presence at the centre of defence throughout. Dillon and Hannigan worked tirelessly in the middle third while Ryan and O’Sullivan showed occasional flashes of inspiration in the wide areas. However it was left back O’Riordan who was our top performer on the day. He combined a resolute defensive display with offensive forays whenever the opportunity arose.
The 2016/2017 season proved a difficult season for us after such a promising campaign the previous year. After a particularly disappointing Reidy Cup semi final exit to Creeves Celtic in March, demotion to the third tier of the Desmond League seemed a fait accompli. Our small panel of players therefore deserve a lot of credit for taking 13 points from a possible 18 thereafter which led to this play off tie to secure our Division 1 status for a fourth consecutive season. We also thank PJ Kinsella for his efforts during the season.
Foireann: Dan Gayer, Diarmuid Coleman, Billy O’Sullivan, John Coleman,Damian O’Riordan, Ronan Gilbourne, Luke Ryan, Dáire Hannigan, James Dillon, Thomas O’Sullivan and Donal Madigan. Subs used: John Nix, Ger O’Connell and Timmy Lynch.
For the 2017/2018 season, we will be reverting back to Feenagh at underage level as we feel we have adequate numbers to field sides on our own. It is our intention to field sides at under 6, under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14 levels.
The numbers drawn in The Village Inn on Thursday May 18 were: 2,11,20 and 26. The jackpot of €18,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners: €40 to Syd Blenkinsop, Highmount, seller McGuinness’s, €30 to Deirdre Fitzgerald , Monagea, seller Donal Madigan, €20 to Mike Sheehy, Feohanagh, seller Kim Geary, €20 to Des Flanagan, Castlemahon, seller Glen Bar and €20 to Mary White, Tuar na Fola, seller Donal Madigan. The next draw takes place in McGuinness’s on Thursday May 25 for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. Thanks for your continued support.
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