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U10 Cup Semi Final

Feenagh 1 Abbeyfeale United A 0

The under 10’s fine season continued last Thursday evening as they saw off Abbeyfeale United A to qualify for the under 10 cup final.  Two first half penalties proved to be critical to the outcome of this tie. Abbey missed while Diarmaid Ryan expertly slotted home after Bobby Donegan had been fouled. A corner from Cian O’Connor narrowly evaded Diarmaid who also came close to scoring with a free-kick. 1-0 to Feenagh at half time. Abbey upped the pressure in the second half but Feenagh defended resolutely with Conor Healy and Bobby Enright to the fore. Conor made one great block which prevented a certain goal. David Ryan was solid in goals throughout. Pa Doherty made some great runs during the half to relieve the pressure on the backs. Ruairí O’Connor was re-deployed as a defender for the second half and played his part in keeping Abbey at bay. Pat King’s final whistle was greeted with delight by the players who now have a historic cup final appearance at Clounreask to look forward to.

Panel: David Ryan, James Holmes, Conor Healy, Bobby Enright, Pa Doherty, Cian O’Connor, Diarmaid Ryan, Ruairi O’Connor, Bobby Donegan, Kayleigh Gilbourne, Noah Davis, Aoife Kelly, Leah Donoghue, Chloe Enright, Dominic Moran

Referee: Pat King

U10 Division 3 Shield Final 

Feenagh 2 Creeves Celtic 3

The 10’s were back in action on Sunday morning in the Division 3 Shield Final at the league headquarters in Clounreask. Feenagh were a bit sluggish in the opening exchanges and soon found themselves a goal behind. This sparked them back into action as Diarmaid and Keith Irwin both tested the Creeves goalie with shots. Then a deserved equaliser arrived. A perfectly flighted corner from Cian was deftly headed home by Diarmaid. The best goal scored by any Feenagh side at Clounreask ! Level at half-time. Feenagh had the upper hand after the break but Creeves continued to be dangerous on the break. A fine shot from long range gave David no chance in goals to put Creeves back in front. But Feenagh didn’t give up. Bobby lead the charge from left back with some of his trademark runs up the field. A noticeable aspect of Feenagh’s play was the great passing movements and teamwork. Whenever a player was in trouble one of his team-mates was quick to help out. Diarmaid had a few efforts at goal before a deserved equaliser arrived when Ruairí crossed for Noah Davis to slot home the equaliser. Creeves then applied the pressure. Conor was excellent again at the back exemplified by a perfectly timed sliding tackle that prevented the Creeves player getting his strike in. James Holmes and Aoife Kelly were also solid at the back. David was busy now and made one great save with his outstretched foot. Unfortunately, Creeves got the winner with the last play of the game. A really great effort by the team who now turn their attention to the cup final. Thanks to Creeves for a sporting game and also to their coach who wished Feenagh well in the cup final.

Panel: David Ryan, James Holmes, Conor Healy, Bobby Enright, Pa Doherty, Cian O’Connor, Diarmaid Ryan, Ruairi O’Connor, Kayleigh Gilbourne, Noah Davis, Aoife Kelly, Leah Donoghue, Chloe Enright, Dominic Moran, Bobby Donegan

Referee: Paul O’Brien