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2014 Junior Championship vs St Pauls

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Noel Kiernan in action last weekend vs Killucan
Noel Kiernan in action last weekend vs Killucan

This weekend is the first round of the 2014 Junior Championship. Multyfarnham kick off the campaign with a trip into The Downs to play last years beaten finalists St Pauls.

In last year’s game we beat the Clonmellon outfit 1-12 to 1-8 in a great match that really highlighted the type of fast and highly skilful football that is on view regularly in the Junior Championship. In fact Multy have had the upperhand in the last few years and Pauls will be looking for revenge. This year in the Junior Cup Pauls managed to claim the bragging rights in a game where we were missing a large contingent of players due to injury or other reasons.

A good turn out will be expected this weekend by the panel and we are hoping that the decent crowd that were at last weeks game vs Killucan will follow us into The Downs. It really lifts the spirit of the entire team when they hear the cheers and best wishes from our fantastic supporters.

We want to create a strong and unified front with the help of all our supporters. This year is another important year for the club and if we can get everybody rolling in behind the team then anything can be possible.

 

Weekly notes 30/4/14

Weekly notes 30/4/14 published on

Junior Team

The Junior team has had two outings in the last couple of weeks.

First up was the visit of Ballynacargy last Sunday 24th, the game was a match not to be remembered as several injuries saw a much reduced and hampered panel fail to overcome a fast and intelligent Bal team. The score line of 2-21 to 1-12 was not a reflection of the effort put in by the Multyfarnham team. Ballynacargy are an intermediate club who were able to call upon all of their resources while we are a junior club who were decimated by injury and absent players.

Things have been looking better though for our Junior B team who entertained Delvin on Sunday 27th also in Multy. The game looked set to be played in the warm spring sunshine but was surprised by a shower in the first half which did little to dampen the enthusiasm shown by the players. Multy took a while to get going and Delvin were doing well to keep in touch with their hosts. Ciaran Madden scored the first point of the game when he burst forward down the right and slotted the ball over the bar from a difficult angle. Johnny Orme was on target all day and was especially lethal from free kicks. The game was being driven from midfield where Sean O’Neill and Jason Tighe were dominating their opponents. Ger Feerick tormented visitors defence whenever he ran at them and Ian McGovern was a tank on the left wing. The game was never in a doubt as Multy capitalised on their halftime lead to push on and win the game comfortably 0-15 to 0-8. Mick McDonnell, Mark Fallon, Henry Reilly and David Nolan were all on the score sheet and Ger Feerick put in a match winning performance. Eoin Weir made his debut at wing back showing some decent skills and a cool a head. Shane Jessop was dragged kicking and screaming out of the retirement home to don the jersey once more and, thankfully, managed to come off the pitch in one piece. We will have to wait to see if we advance to the play-off in this league.

With only a couple of weeks left until the championship every player should be fighting for his place, training continues on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Underage Report

Multy Minors played St  Pauls/Delvin last Wednesday in Clonmellon , Multy  won well  with Eoin Weir, James Greene, Mark Reynolds, Colm Hogan, Paddy Mooney, Ian Mc Govern, Robert Lohan, Robert Gillen, Craig Sweeney, Adam Loughrey, Paul Daly, Mark Finnerty, Tomas Mc Givney,   Stephen Donohoe all togging out and putting in a fine performance. This is a strong age group and nothing will stop them from going far in this division if they knuckle down and put the hard work in.

Multy under 14s played Delvin in Multy last Thursday evening they won 5-16 to 5-11 a good team effort from all players who are a team to watch out later in the season, well done to Coach Joe Kelly.

Best Wishes

The club would like to wish Tommy Tighe a speedy recovery from his recent operation. Also congratulations to Martin Fitzpatrick who recently got married to Laura Halligan.

 

Multyfarnham GAA Notes 7/4/14

Multyfarnham GAA Notes 7/4/14 published on

Div 7a ACFL

Multyfarnham 0-11 Milltownpass 0-9

Multy emerged on the right side of a tough game against Milltownpass at home in Multyfarnham. A typically hard working defensive effort laid the platform for a good win. Sharp shooting by Ger Feerick, Ian McGovern and Henry Reilly saw the Maroon and White gain a bit of vengeance against the team who knocked us out in last year’s Junior b semi-final. All could have been undone however if not for some last minute heroics from Leo Blake and Mick McDonnell, who both made match winning block and saves from certain goal bound shots. A good all round team effort was rounded off with a repectable win.

Div 3 ACFL

Multyfarnham vs Milltown

If ever a game can be tagged as the one that got away then this was it. A definite take of two halves and of shooting yourself in the foot springs to mind when this game will be remembered. Multy had started well in the first half and were comfortable leaders at halftime 0-8 to 0-5 after some fantastic shooting by Emmet Feerick, Chris Cannon, Johny Orme and Ian McGovern. Some stupid little mistakes had allowed Milltown in for a couple of scores but the second half beckoned with plenty of promise. However it all came apart, simple put we forgot how to play football and did not seem to recognise each other as we frequently kicked the ball into the opposition hands at critical moments. While the second half was not an exhibition of quality football Milltown did enough to keep us down and to stay in touch as the game entered the dying minutes with just two points in it.  Two points is a dangerous lead as we all know and requires a steady nerve to see it out but unfortunately we lost the head a little. A last minute goal by Milltown sealed our faith and now we will have to scratch this one down to experience. It was not all bad however, James Greene had an excellent running and distributing the ball brilliantly, Paul Moran worked tirelessly all day, Emmet Feerick was extremely sharp and looked dangerous every time he got on the ball. Ian McGovern showed what the county minors are missing with another commanding performance at midfield. All that can be done now is to get back on the horse training continues Wednesdays and Fridays.

Underage

The under sixteens were out against Killucan last weekend and were unlucky to lose out. In what was a great team  performance Tommy Greville, Stephen Sweeney, Stephen Reilly and Micheal Moran really stood out. The next match is Wednesday against Kilbeggan a full turn out is needed by all the panel.

Training for under eights, tens, twelves and fourteens continues every Saturday at 11am in Multyfarnham.

Weekly notes 26/3/14

Weekly notes 26/3/14 published on

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.

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