Last weekend was quite one for us as after the excitement of the street leagues the previous weekend.
We are football training this Thursday evening at 7pm in St. Colmans.
Best wishes to the pupils from Grange N.S. who made their Holy Communion last week and to Clondulane N.S. who are making theirs.
We are due to be holding a monster U-8 Gaelic football blitz in the main pitch on Saturday (May 11) from 10am-12noon.
We will use players born in 2005 and 2006.
Players born in 2007 and younger will train as normal in St Colmans from 10am until 11am.
The monster blitz will have teams from neighbouring clubs taking part where the emphasis is on taking part and enjoyment.
No scores are kept so that everyone goes home a winner.
A big crowd of players and supporters are expected and matches will be taking place on the both the main pitch and back pitch.
All players to wear gum-shields and club colours.
Watch out for texts, next week’s notes and Fermoy GAA Facebook page for more details.
We had a hurling match last Friday night (May 3) in the main pitch at 7.15pm.
We played Kilworth/Araglen combined team, Kilara Og.
It was a great display by all the team involved with all the training sessions starting to pay off.
Our panel on the night was Eoin Canty, Murray Lacey, Ger Murphy, Cian O Brien, Darragh Daly, Cormac Roche, Ben Twomey, Ronan Hoskins, Ruairi Cronin, Craig Roche, Liam Clancy, Sean Power, Ben Freeman, Keelan Boyce, Adam Flynn, Michael Maguire,Jake Carr, Luke Cremin, and James Fitzpatrick.
There were some great scores by the boys which helped us to win on the night.
Thanks to Kilara for a very sporting game.
This Thursday (May 8) we will have football training in St Colmans from 7pm to 8pm.
We will have hurling training on Saturday morning from 10 to 11.30.
Please remember your childs membership to enable your child to take part in the upcoming matches.
See you all Thursday night for training.
Thomas Russells 6-9 Fermoy 1-6:
Never was the old sports cliché of ‘a game of two halves’ more applicable that in our Premier 2 County Gaelic football semi-final with Thomas Russells in Killavullen last Sunday night (May 5).
We travelled in the knowledge that this would be a tough encounter given the ding-dong battles we have had with the Kilshannig outfit over recent seasons.
Matters were not helped either by a couple of injuries being carried by some key Fermoy players.
But our lads ripped into the game and put the lie to the claim they are slow starters.
Fermoy played some fantastic football and scored two quick points before missing three clear-cut scoring chances to widen the gap.
Jack Scannell, David and Greg Lardner, Sean McCarthy, James Molloy, Jack O’Donnell and Jake Ryan were all tremendous in possession.
In truth, some of the passing movements shown by Fermoy on the night would have been worthy of an inter-county side.
Thomas Russells were on the back foot but clawed their way back into the match with a point before a quick-fire goal from a defensive error rattled the black-and-amber.
Thomas Russells opened up a five point lead and things were looking grim until Fermoy began a fight back and a goal helped swing the momentum our way.
We had opened up a one point lead and looked set to reach half-time clear when Thomas Russells scored a lucky breakaway goal and the momentum shifted once again.
Fermoy went into the break down by just two points and the large attendance was bracing itself for a rip-roaring second half.
Inexplicably, Fermoy emerged for the second half and couldn’t match their first half heroics.
Thomas Russells scored the first four points of the second half before Fermoy got on the scoresheet.
However, two goals from the Kilshannig side ended the match as a contest and Fermoy struggled to get any kind of rhythm going.
We weren’t helped by some baffling refereeing decisions.
In fairness to the Fermoy lads, they never stopped running and trying for each other though, even when the lads broke downfield, rushed shooting meant the scores just didn’t come.
Thomas Russells certainly deserved the victory on the night and now face Beara in the final.
However, the scoreline certainly didn’t reflect a match which, at halftime, could have gone either way.
The major positive on the night was the manner in which Fermoy kept trying to play fluid football. Another bonus was the strong showing by a number of U-12s who came on as subs on the night.
Best wishes to Sean McCarthy and James Molloy who are recovering from knocks sustained on the night.
Fermoy panel: Mathew Lynch, David Mulcahy, Luke Aherne, Ralph Riegel, James Molloy, Sean McCarthy, Shane Hurley, Adam Ronan, Jack Scannell, Jack O’Donnell, David Lardner, Greg Lardner, Gary Coleman, Jake Ryan, Daniel Regan, Tiarnan Ryan, Cian Condon, Adam Morrisson and Dion McCormack.
Thanks to all the parents who drove on the night - it was great to see such fantastic support on the sideline.
Fermoy 2-5 Carbery Rangers 2-10:
On Bank Holiday Monday we hosted Carbery Rangers in round 4 of the Premier 2 football league.
It was almost a year on from our championship encounter at fé 13. They boys were keyed up to show that they were much better than that performance.
As has been the course all year, injuries limited player availability but nevertheless we were were able to play a very strong panel.
We got a perfect start with good quick point to lead 0-1 to nil after 10 mins but for the next 15 minutes our opponents took over and scored 1-6.
The closing 5 minutes saw us getting some level of parity and managed to tack on a point to leave the half time score 1-6 to 0-2.
The playing stats at half time did not make pretty reading but the boys resolved to do better.
That they did and proceeded to dominate the opening 15 minutes and scored 2-2 without reply to lead 2-4 to to 1-6.
However our opponents dug deep and fought back in the closing period to score 1-4 to our solitary point. The final score was Fermoy 2-5, Carbery Rangers 2-10.
The boys can be rightly proud of the way we fought back and in truth injuries on the day certainly hampered our choices.
The panel on the day was David Lardner, Jack Scannell, James Molloy, Mark O'Shea, JJ Hickey, Adam Creed, Padraig McGrath, Dean Ryan, Cillian Lynch, Cameryn Kelly Morrish, Nathan Collins, Darragh Scott, Sam Tonks, Sean Holland, Dale Dawson, John Wales, David O'Callaghan, Colm Hurley, Eddie Joyce, Jack Caplice, James Hussey & Liam Harty.
We wish a speedy recovery to Adam Creed, Cillian Lynch, James Molloy and Darragh Scott all who injured on the day.
Also best wishes to Sean McCarthy, Greg Lardner, Luke Aherne, Ryan Sargent and Shane O'Keeffe who were all unavailable on the day due to injury or sickness.
Dromtariffe 1-11 Fermoy 3-15:
In this past week we got our Minor A hurling league campaign off in earnest when we took on Dromtariffe and Ballyhea.
We travelled over to Duhallow to take on Dromtariffe with the memory of a defeat to them last time we met on our minds.
We got the lads good and ready for the challenge and took the field in a determined fashion. We got a great start with a goal from Eric early on.
We gave a way a soft goal ourselves soon after this but rather than become downhearted this seemed to spur us on and through the leadership of Tom we started scoring well. There were points from Eric (5), Shane (1), Richie (2), Criag (1) and Cian (1) to leave us leading at half time by 1-10 to 1-04.
Jamesie asked the lads to keep up the effort and we would be okay. We played well for the first ten minutes and last ten mins of the half but we did let them get into the game in the middle ten minutes where they scored 4 points without reply.
We had a very bad injury to James at this point and he had to leave the field. We would like to wish James a speedy recovery.
We shuffled things around and got straight back in to the game with a cracker of a goal from Davy. Richie also got in on the goal act to solidify our lead and we never looked back from there. There were points from Eric (2), Craig (1), Gavin (1) and Calum (1) with the goal that never was.
I have to say this was a great team effort and bodes well for our next outing against Ballyhea.
When we went under pressure in the second half everyone stood up and played their part. I would like to thank all the people who drove and those who offered to drive. It is much appreciated. Final score - Dromtariffe 1-11 Fermoy 3-15
Fermoy team: Conor Barry; Gary Mahon, Garvin Morrisson, Oisin Ennis; Mark McGirr, James Condon, Calum Frawley (0-1); Shane Aherne (0-1), Eric Delaney (1-7); Cian O’Carroll (0-1), Tom Keane, Gavin Dawson (0-1); Craig Moran (0-2), Richie Cronin (1-2), Malachy Fox. Subs: Sean Hamelin, Davy Roche (1-0).
Fermoy 2-16 Ballyhea 2-10:
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Fermoy we took the field against Ballyhea hoping for a good performance as they are many peoples tip for the minor championship title.
The match started and we got a point from Eric. We then made a couple of mistakes and let them in for a soft goal.
This kind of error would have knocked the stuffing out of us but to be fair to the lads they kept plugging away never letting Ballyhea go too far ahead.
In that first half we got points from Craig (0-1), Ronan (0-1), Eric (0-4), Tom (0-1) and Cian (0-2).
The backs were hurling well under severe pressure at times. We held on till half time where the score read Fermoy 0-9 Ballyhea 1-07.
We knew at half time that we had a great chance to win the game and told the lads this.
We went out very determined to show our mettle.
Even though we were hurling well we ended up being 6 points down ten minutes into the second half.
All of a sudden we started hurling even better and started eating into the lead.
Tom made two unbelievable catches from two puck outs that were inspirational.
Ronan got a goal and suddenly they were under pressure. We drove on scoring great points including a sideline from Eric.
We put the icing on the cake when Craig pulled on a loose ball on the thirteen yard line and blasted it to the net.
This was unbelievable stuff and without a shadow of a doubt the best that this particular team has ever played.
It was heartening to see and hopefully more to come.
Our scores in the second half were Eric (0-3), Cian (0-1), Eoin (0-1), Ronan (1-02) and Richie (1-0). This is our last league game before the exams so next up in hurling is the non-exam leagues. Watch here for information on this.
Fermoy team: Conor Barry; Garvin Morrisson, Brian Barry, Oisin Ennis; Mark McGirr, Shane Aherne, Calum Frawley; Eric Delaney (0-7), Tom Keane (0-1);m Cian O’Carroll (0-3), Craig Moran (1-1), Trevor Hynes; Gavin Dawson, Richie Cronin, Ronan O’Hagan (1-03). Subs: Eoin Lacey (0-1), Malachy Fox and Sean Hamelin