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.