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Juvenile News 28th February

28 February, 2011

Fe 15 Football League Mayfield 4 -11 Midleton 3 -8

Midleton Under 15’s commenced their 2011 season with an opening round loss to Mayfield in the new Premier 2 County Football League. Played in extremely blustery conditions on soft but well presented Mayfield pitch the home team got off to a blistering start which Midleton never managed pull back.
Playing with a very strong wind Mayfield won the throw in and after a clever defence splitting pass and a strong run the Mayfield centre forward had the ball over the Midleton cross bar within 20 seconds. Under pressure on their own kick out it took the Midleton defence some time to get up to the speed of the Mayfield attack who through some hard support running, quick pass work had notched up a further 2 Goals and a point within the next 2 minutes leaving Midleton trailing by 2-2 to no score with only three minutes elapsed on the clock.
To the credit of the Midleton lads they did not crumble and the ensuing 57 minutes was a very entertaining high scoring and balanced game of football. Cillian Deady opened Midleton’s account with a brace of pointed frees supported by Kalem Deady who added a further 2 points in a good solid 15 minute period for Midleton who worked hard into the strong wind. Mayfield reasserted control for a 5 minute purple patch in which the added a third goal and further 3 points. However Midleton showed their fighting spirit when Glen Harty finished doff a great move with a Goal followed by another Cillian Deady point leaving it 3-6 to 1-5 at the break.
In the second half Midleton worked hard to claw back the deficit. Kevin Rohan worked tirelessly winning and carrying ball all day at the middle of the park. Luke Morrissey started to break forward in support of the attack. Rurai Morrison’s battling efforts at full forward were rewarded with two fine goals in the second half but unfortunately the gap stubbornly remained as Mayfield managed to keep the points ticking over at crucial times and got an opportune goal when the Midleton defence momentarily lost concentration. In the end a six point margin separated the teams.

Fe 14 Football League

We played the first round of the new format Football league away to Erins Own in Caherlag on Sunday 27th. @ 4.30. It was a dry day and the pitch was in great condition for this time of year.
We ended up traveling with the bare minimum of 13 players as lads were out with other teams on the same morning with both home and away games under 13.
It was a great credit to the Erins Own team that the fielded a team of 13 players to match our 13.
Having got off to a great start we found ourselves with a good lead 15mins into the first half of 1- 2 to a point, we then were put under pressure by a few good runs by the Erins Own forwards which our backs handled well finishing the half with a scoreline of 2-4 to 3 points.
The second half started well for us with alot of possesion but Erins Own got on top of us after about 10 mins and they had a good passage of play scoring 2 fine goals our backs rallied again and coped well with the ball coming in, it was our third goal that gave us the upper hand and we finished out the game winners with the final score 3-8 to 2-3
The team was as follows L. Franklin, J Enright, E Collins, J O'Brien, R Cummins, C Shanahan, J Roche(1-0), L Finnerty(0-2), K Mullcahy, C Beausang(1-5), C Evens(0-1) C Scanlan (0-1), S O'Brien

Fe 13 Football

Our U-13's started their competitive games for the year with 2 football games on Sunday morning, 27th. Our Central Region Premier 2 team travelled to Mitchelstown while our Cork East Region team played hosts to St. Finbarrs in the Paddocks. As these 2 games clashed on times and we had a number of withdrawals from the squad over the weekend we were tight on numbers for both games so we 15 travel to Mitchelstown and 8 go to the Paddocks where they were boosted by some members of the U-12 panel.
In Mitchelstown the boys put on a fine display against a very well drilled home team who it could be seen treat football as their number 1 code. At half time we had a slight lead of 1-2 to 1-0 turning to play into the breeze. At the start of the Second half the boys started very well and we registered a number of fine scores to open a bit of a gap on the score board. With 15 minutes to go we led 3-4 to 1-2 when Mitchelstown introduced their subs and the fresh legs changed the game as our boys struggled on their first 60min outing on the full pitch with no subs to bring on ourselves and number of players having picked up injuries the home side set up camp inside our 45m line and we lost on a scoreline of 3-9 to 3-4.
In the Paddocks the boys came up against a stronger St. Finbarrs side who had a full compliment of players on the age and their great physical side and again the ability to use their subs saw them win well in the end. A number of lessons were learned from both these games with the boys recognising the need to pace themselves for the bigger field and to move the ball faster then we did while the management team learned the limitations of our panel in size and availability needs to a primary consideration when fixing games.
Well done to all who played in both games and we have plenty to work on and improve on over the coming weeks.
Players used over both games were: Alan Swarbrick, Christian Daly, Christopher Power, Christopher Shanahan, Conor Evans, Conor O'Neill, David Mulcahy, Dion O'Neill-Hill, Dylan Cahalane, Eoin Moloney, John Dwyer, Jordan Roche, Kevin Daly, Kevin Mulcahy, Liam Franklin, PJ Fitzgearld, Ronan O'Donovan, Ross O'Connor, Ryan McConville, Ryan O'Reagan, Sean O'Meara, Shane O'Brien, Temitayo Abdullah.

Fe 11 Hurling Challenge

FeOur U11 team travelled to Na Piarsaigh on Saturday 26th February for a challenge match. We travelled with a panel of 22 players. We played four quarters consisting of 10 mins. We had a very competitive game and won out on a scoreline of 3-05 to 2-02. The panel consisted of Coleman Quinn, Mark Daly, Ciarán Evans, Jake Shannahan, Kian Farmer, Tommy O’Connell, Fergus Wade, Calvin Buckley, Ryan O’Ríordan, Ross Shannahan, Scott Wolohan, Niall Higgins, Fionn O’Connell, Ronan Lynch, Colin OEdegbe, David Scanlon, Liam Ryan, Matthew Kellegher, Babatunde Olotu Jubril, Ross O’Regan, Darragh Desmond, Aron Mulcahey. Thanks to everyone Fewho travelled to the match. Best wishes to our coach Liam Wade.

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