Limerick Fc Under-15s

Limerick FC Under 15’s with former Feenagh Under 12
player Seán Madigan last player on right, front row

International Trial
The recent Republic of Ireland Under 15’s trials in Dublin sparked
local interest as former Feenagh under 12 player, Seán Madigan, was
among those competing for a place in the final squad. Although
unsuccessful on this occasion, a bright future in the game seems
assured for the talented Coolyroe defender. Seán played for two seasons  at under 12 level under Barry Gilbourne before spending a season at  under 14 level with Broadford United. Whilst competing at the Kennedy  Cup in UL last summer for the Desmond schoolboys, he was spotted by  Limerick FC, and he currently lines out for them at under 15 and 16  level as well as being involved with the FAI’s Emerging Talent
programme for this region.

Stalemate in Adare
Adare 1 Feenagh 1
A close range finish from Billy O’Sullivan ensured a share of the
spoils in Adare last Friday evening. Adare held the upper hand for most
of the opening half and with more accurate finishing could have added
to the one goal they did score. O’Sullivan’s strike arrived on the
stroke of half time. A nice pass from Adrian Leahy released Thomas
O’Sullivan who jinked past a defender or two before having his
goalbound effort deflected out for a corner. John Nix’s original centre
from the corner flag came to nothing but he was afforded a second
chance after the ball was put out of play again by the home side and an
improved delivery on this occasion fell to O’Sullivan inside the
penalty area and he lashed the ball to the net. Feenagh came more into
the game on the resumption with Leahy impressing in the centre of the
field with his accuracy of passing and willingness to drive forward
with the ball. It was Leahy who came closest to putting Feenagh in
front when his drive from 25 yards rebounded back into play off the
crossbar. Damien O’Riordan was another impressive performer on the
night up and down the left flank. An overlapping run from O’Riordan
resulted in his first time cross being met by a first time effort from
Liam Lynch which sailed over the crossbar. Ger O’Gorman nearly found
O’Sullivan with a pass over the top but the keeper beat him to the
ball. A disappointing aspect of the game from Feenagh’s point of view
were the set piece deliveries in the opposition’s final third which
tended to be overhit. The defence was more assured in the second period  with Gilbourne to the fore with his solid tackling. For the closing
exchanges Feenagh reverted to a 4-4-2 formation with Conor Dillon being  pushed upfront with O’Sullivan. Feenagh looked the more likely to grab  a winner at this juncture in the game but Adare were always dangerous  on the break and passed up a great opportunity to probably win the game  when their centre forward was through on goal but his effort went the  wrong side of the post to the relief of the visitors. Next on the  agenda is a top of the table clash in Newbridge next Sunday afternoon  against Creeves Celtic.

Team: Dan Gayer, Tony Roche, Ronan Gilbourne ,Billy O’Sullivan, Damien  O’Riordan, Conor Dillon, Adrian Leahy, Liam Lynch, Ger O’Gorman, John  Nix Thomas O’Sullivan. Sub used: Andy Lyons
Referee:Paudie Manning