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Weekly notes 26/3/14

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Division 7A

Ballycomoyle 1-5 Multyfarnham 3-12

Last Sunday 16th March our Junior B team travelled and were victorious against Ballycomoyle in our second outing in division 7A. A strong team was fielded and we started brilliantly with some well worked scores through Lee Casserly, Paul Smith and Ger Feerick. The middle of the park saw the inexperienced duo of Jason Tighe and Ian McGovern more than hold their own against a tougher, older Ballycomoyle pair. Keith Read was proving a handful to the opposition defence and Paul Smith, Damien Grifferty and James Keary were pushing forward from the halfback line. Leo Blake had his hands full with the Bally full forward however he was up to the task of marshalling the Ballycomoyle man.

At the break the game was tied 0-5 to 1-2, which was thanks to a fortuitous goal from a long ball for Ballycomoyle. The second period started with the home team going ahead with a well struck point before Multy took hold of the game. Johnny Orme and Ger Feerick started to get things motoring around the middle of the park and the points then started to flow. Feerick chipped in with four and debutant Kim Williams scored two goals to put the game beyond a doubt. Another goal from substitute Paul Brannigan stretched the lead out and further points from Paul Smith, Johnny Orme, Gary Guilfoyle, Keith Read and Ian McGovern stretched Multy’s lead out in the end.

Overall it was a decent performance with some good scores taken and as usual the defence worked hard but were very effective. Next Sunday we are scheduled to play Moate All Whites in Division 3 away in Moate at 3pm.

Training continues Wednesday and Friday in Multy.

Underage

The Under 14’s were out as well last Sunday week against St Joseph’s/Kilbeggan in Multy. The game was a tight affair with the away lucky to come out victorious by a single point 5-4 to 4-8. It was an all wound great team performance with young lads battling hard for the win after being down by nine points at half time.

Congratulations to Jamie Coffey and Alan McDonnell who were selected to play for the county Under 13’s in football and hurling.

Minor and Under 16 Training Friday at 8pm in Community Centre all eligible players must attend.

Fixtures

Under 14 League Div 3 Sat 29th March at  12.30 pm v Rosemount in Rosemount
Minor League Div 3 Sun 30th March at 5pm v Castleday in Multyfarnham
Under 16 League Div 3 Mon 31st March at 6.15 pm v Inny Shamrocks in Multyfarnham
Under 16 League Div 3 Wed 2nd April at 6.15pm v Killucan in Killucan

Registration Day

Registration day for all underage teams is next Saturday 29th March at 11am in Multyfarnham. All players must have their registration paid before they can play any matches. A player cannot play until their insurance and registration has been paid. Membership for one player is €20, two players is €30 and family membership is €50.

Sympathies

The club offers the deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the family of Erin O’Connor Nolan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasail.

If anybody would like to add to the notes please contact Gary Guilfoyle or Rory Boyce.

Notes week of the 10th March

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Father Ted Table Quiz

Thanks to all who supported our Father Ted Table quiz on Friday the 7th March. A good night was had by all with great tunes played by Colly aka 240 Pounds of Funk.

Junior Cup

St Pauls 3-9      Multyfarnham 1-11

The junior team were unfortunate to lose out in a battling performance against St Pauls in the Junior Cup. A couple of early goals from Pauls put Multy on the back foot and in truth we were chasing the game after that. The goals really were the deciding of the game but Multy did put in a decent performance. Leo Blake was strong at the back alongside Rory Boyce and Brian McLoughlin.

Pauls were kept to just a solitary point in the first half while Multy got some great scores from Chris Cannon, Emmet Feerick and Mark Fallon. At halftime the score was 3-1 to 7. In the second we rallied well and Lee Casserly managed to punch home a goal when the ball came back off the post from a Mick McDonnell free kick. But Pauls came back with three unanswered points and spent the rest of the game holding us at arm’s length. We never really got within touching distance after that and the most it came to was within two points. Pauls had a full bench to call on and we were missing a good few players but that is no excuse.

We will have to wait and see if we get into the qualifiers but that is now out of our hands.

Division 7a

Multyfarnham 0-10     Mullingar Shamrocks 0-10

On a wet and miserable morning in Multy, we welcomed Mullingar Shamrocks in the rescheduled Division 7a encounter. This was our first game in a division where we had a good showing last year. Several players had been involved in the Junior Cup match the previous evening but that did not stop them togging out and once more putting their bodies on the line for their club.

Great teams are built on a solid defence and today’s effort by our backline showed why there is hope for the future in Multyfarnham. Leo Blake, Ian McGovern, Damien Grifferty, Paul Moran, Rory Boyce and team captain Paul Smith put on a defensive display that any team would have been proud of. Ably led by Smith our back line dominated a very mobile and physical Shamrocks forward selection.

Jason Tighe was putting in some great fielding at midfield while Jimmy Keary was covering acres of ground in his running game. He was assisted by Ger Feerick and Ian McGovern who constantly drove at the Shamrocks backs. Johnny Orme slotted over a couple of points while Feerick, Smith and Mick McDonnell wrapped their feet around a few.

The second half saw Mullingar creep into a three point lead but they were never able to kill the game off with Blake and Smith marshalling the troops so brilliantly at the back. Jason Tighe was a terror under the high ball in midfield with no Shamrocks man able to touch him. But it was the constant running by Smith, McGovern and Feerick that eventual broke the Shamrocks defence down. Orme had struck free before two booming points from way out, by McGovern, had brought the game level. Disaster then struck when Shamrocks got an easy score and looked to be holding out for the win. Again and again we broke down the field but the radar was not working and we just could not seem to find the mark before up stepped young Keith Read. In only his second game at this level the minor player bravely took aim and pulled the trigger on his left peg and slotted the ball beautifully over the bar.

The referee blew the whistle shortly afterwards left us ruing our missed chances.

Training continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm.

Underage

Minor and Under 16 training continues on Friday evenings at 8pm in Centre €2 per player.

Club Meeting next Friday at 9.30pm in Community Centre.

Multy Notes March 5th

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Division Three Match vs The Downs

Multyfarnham 1-9

The Downs 2-9

Last Saturday’s game in The Downs was a keenly contested affair on bright sharp afternoon. Conditions underfoot were a little bit soft but, in all, the pitch was holding up decently enough. Multy started slowly and took their time getting on the scoreboard but managed to wrestle the lead back off The Downs after a well worked move between, full forwards Lee Casserly and Mark Fallon, saw Fallon break through and slot the ball low to the left past the keeper. Further points from Chris Cannon, Casserly and a brace from Emmet Feerick saw us trailing by two going in at halftime.

Noel Kiernan went off injured with a dead leg and was a loss in the middle of the park on a day when we were short on midfielders. But the rest of the team stood up and showed why football is no longer a fifteen man game. Ian McGovern battled valiantly in midfield and showed his class against opposition who were way more experienced than him and a good few years older than him to boot.

David Nolan was in the trenches for most of the second half as he tried to out muscle The Downs midfield and was notable for at least one beautifully fielded kick-out, late in the second half and managed to score a point as well. Unfortunately the match was decided by a late goal right near the death of the game. On a day when our defence was always under pressure Leo Blake and Brian McLoughlin ably stepped forward and made themselves counted against opposition, who have all played senior football, and our boys did not look out of place. In the end numbers counted and we unfortunately had a player sent off but this did not send us scurrying for the dressing room, as in years gone by, instead we stood up to them but in the end it was a late opportunist goal which was the winning of the game. All the substitutes involved made a telling impact in the final quarter of the game but it was not to be.

As opening games of the league go this was a great one and judging by this performance we have nothing to fear in Division three this year as long as we keep the work rate up. A little over whelmed in midfield and a lot of miss placed passes were faults that can be worked on and hopefully improved which in the future should make us a lot more competitive.

Training continues Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm and Sundays at 12.

Underage

The Under 14s and 12s train at 8pm on Mondays in the community centre.

Table Quiz

The All Priests and Nuns, Fr Ted themed table quiz will be held this Friday 7th March in Weirs bar Multyfarnham, Tables are €40, there will be a raffle at halftime, spot prizes, best dressed  priest competition, well looking nun competition,  and a Lovely Girls competition. All or none of the above will be happening on the night and we have managed to get money for a DJ also so please come along and support.

It’s in your Blood

It’s in your Blood published on

 

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The GAA and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service are running an initiative to increase blood donations:

  • By informing and educating,
  • By encouraging and supporting, and
  • By making it more convenient for GAA members, to donate blood.

Each year over 70,000 patients need a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions are used by cancer and trauma patients, newborn babies and both planned and emergency surgery every day. To keep up with this demand the IBTS need to collect 3,000 donations per week to meet the demands of hospitals nationwide. The GAA has aimed to collect an extra 15,000 donations per year from the GAA community.

The GAA have long held attributes of community spirit, pro-social commitment and volunteering which are similarly shared by the active blood donor community. Only 1 in 50 people are active donors in Ireland today and when you take into account that at least 1 in 4 of us will need a blood transfusion at some stage in our lives, you can see how important it is to help the IBTS with their continuing mission to maintain a safe and sustainable blood supply.

Giving blood only takes about 15 minutes at most and contrary to many beliefs they only take 470ml which is less than a pint. When volunteering players are asked not to donate if they intend to train or play on the day of donation. Once you have donated you have to wait at least 90 days before you can donate again.

There will be a “give blood” clinic operating in the Annebrook House Hotel on the following dates and times.

  • Monday 10th February 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday 11th February 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Wednesday 12th February 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Thursday 13th February 4.30pm to 8pm

Please donate if you can.

Thanks

Gary

 

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