PEIL FAOI 7: Our UNDER 7 footballers are still enjoying their seisiúin and are continuously improving in skill and in fitness. Under 7 training/game days/times: (i) Sundays at 11am in CAHERSLEE and (ii) Thursdays at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. Seachain/avoid COVID!
PEIL FAOI 8/9: Our Under 8 and Under 9 boys are having great fun at their twice weekly sessions. Training/game days/times: (i) Sunday at 11am in CONNOLLY Park and (ii) Thursday at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. Sunday morning. Remember the dangers of COVID.
PEIL FAOI 10/11: These UNDER 10/11 boys are still having great fun at their games and coaching sessions. Sunday in CAHERSLEE (11am) and Tuesday in Connolly Park are our training days and venues. Thursday is match day. The Lee Strand U11 County GoGames (Phase 1): more great exciting football played by our youngsters this week. Well done, all! Ár mbainisteoirí: Cionnaith Ó Cróinín, Colm Ó Mongáin, Niall Ó Ríordáin, Gearóid Ó Tíocháin, Ciarán Ó Flaitheartaigh agus Maidhc Ó hÓráin. Remember: COVID is still in Ireland.
PEIL FAOI 12/13: PEIL FAOI 12/13: Our two U13 teams completed Phase 1 of the Lee Strand County League on Sunday evening last with a pair of entertaining encounters with Firies in Farranfore. In the ‘A’ game, recent results have understandably taken their toll on the confidence of our young men and a timid opening quarter against a talented Firies attacking unit was our undoing. The first sos uisce (water break) provided a welcome relief from the Firies onslaught and, not for the first time this season, the Rockies steadied the ship post-refreshments, led by resilient defending from Gabriel Nosidlak and Jayden Moriarty, a towering display i lár na páirce by Alex Tuohy and some fine fielding by Jack Shanahan at half-forward. The second half was a much more even affair and, with confidence restored, the Rockie half-back line of Adam Johnston, Jay O’Connor and captain Rían Walsh were the launching pad for a string of successful attacks into Firies territory. A succession of scores from Jack Diggin, Denis Brassil, Rory Lynch and Jake Carmody had Rockie coaches and parents sneaking a peak at the scoreboard for the first time in the game, but unfortunately a much-needed goal or two proved elusive. Firies ran out deserved winners on a score line of 4-16 to 1-12. This game provided another lesson that a good fast start is essential to being competitive at this level and the coaching quartet of Shane Lynch, Theo Ó Duigín, Ciarán Murphy and Joe Walsh will be working some ‘tús maith’ strategies ahead of the start of Phase 2!
The preceding Division 9 game saw our very young ‘B’ side take on a physically bigger team that eventually wore the brave Rockie boys down. What we lacked in physical presence we made up for with our determination and work ethic and the boys gave it everything to the final whistle. We started the 1st half well and played some lovely football, moving the ball into space and the forwards running onto the pass. We missed some good opportunities for scores; but on another day they will come good for us. Half-time score….Firies:3-5; AdeS: 3-3. We started the 2nd half well again after introducing much-needed fresh legs and by making a few positional changes. While Firies were coming more into the game, we were still holding our own and we were leading by 3 points with 5 minutes to go. The physically stronger team eventually took over and we conceded 2 late goals which knocked the stuffing out of our warriors and we eventually lost on a scoreline of Firies 5-11 to The Rock’s 5-5.
Our back line was led by the excellent Alex Dafoor in goal. Alex once again showed his skills by using both his left and right legs during the match, showing that practice does pay off. Alex was assisted by our captain for the day, Brian Kavanagh, our towering full-back, Fionn Cotter, and the tenacious marking of Ryan O’Carroll. Our halfback line of Dean Courtney, Rian McEvoy and Oran O’Donoghue set up plenty chances for our forwards while also trying to stop the attacking Firies’ players. Our midfield pairing of Darragh Lyons and Joe Barry worked themselves to a standstill. Our forward line was led by the hard running of Tadhg Falvey, ably assisted by Harry Neale and David Hobbert, and this tireless trio had the difficult task of trying to stop the Firies halfback line from attacking while also trying to support our inside forward line. Barry Laide was excellent at full forward and finished the match with 3-3, while also bringing other players into the game. Our inside forwards, Killian Coffey, Nathan Hurley, Luke O’Connor and Seán McCannon created scoring chances and set up scores for their team-mates. Killian (1-0), Luke and Nathan (1-0) got on the scoresheet. The coaches would like to thank those parents who acted as umpires for the match and also wish to say ‘a big thank’ you to the parents for bringing their kids to match. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!
We await confirmation of the Phase 2 schedule from Coiste na nÓg but we have already been advised that the next phase will commence this coming Sunday evening (18th July). Full details to follow on the parents’ WhatsApp group. Our next training session is on Thursday (15th) at 6.30pm in Connolly Park.
PEIL FAOI 14/15: Training for the UNDER 15 footballers will be held on Fridays at 5pm and on Sundays at 4pm. The Lee Strand U15 County Football League (Division 1A):
(i) 9ú Meitheamh: AdeS A ✔; An Ghaeltacht X.
(ii) 16th June: AdeS A ✔; An Ráth Mhór X.
(iii) 23rd June: AdeS ✔: Cill Chuimín X.
(iv) 30th June: AdeS ✔: Naomh Mícheál/Filemore X.
(v) 7th July in Keel: Our A boys played in a top-of-the-table clash in Keel on Sunday last. Our lads played superbly but so did Keel/Listry and a really exciting game ended in a 1-9 each draw! An painéal: Liam O’Connell, Tomás O’Connor, Peaidí Ó Laighin, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Jack de Bairéad, Stiofán Ó Conbhuí, Dónal Ó Ciarba, Pádraig Ó Cionnaith, Pádraig Ó hAllmharáin, Daithí Ó Luasaigh, Ryan Ó Drisceoil, Rónán Ó Cearúil, Ben Ó Murchú, Ryan Mac Mathúna, Luke Mac Gearailt, Jake Ó Conchúir, Seán Heaslip, Tomás Deregee, Max Nosidlak, Bao Ó Foghlú, Séamus Ó Bradáin, Fionnán Ó Riain, Donncha Ó Horgáin, Marcas Ó Loingsigh, Ciarán Caomhánach.
(vi) Wednesday 14th July at 7pm: the Lee Strand U15 County Football League (Division 1A) SEMI-FINALs: Austin Stack Club A v An Spá and Laune Rangers v Keel/Listry. An Charraig Abú!
The Lee Strand U15 County League (Division 9A) games are as follows:
(i) AdeS B ✔; Listry/Keel X.
(ii) AdeS B ✔; An Léigiún X.
(iii) AdeS B ✔; Milltown/Castlemaine X.
(iv) AdeS B ✔; Cill Chuimín X.
The U15B team finished their group games with a hard-fought win v Kilcummin in Kilcummin on Friday evening (9th). Down to a bare 13 players, due to injuries, etc, The Rock boys showed their usual fighting spirit and ground out a well-earned victory. They were well led from midfield by their captain, Jake O’Connor, who gave an excellent display of fielding and who capped a great taispeántas peile with a fine well-taken goal. This success was founded on a strong defence that was superbly marshalled from centre back by Max Nosidlak and he was ably supported by his younger brother, Gabriel, who was imported from the U13 panel, and by the solid two-man full-back line of Bao Foley and Barry Nagle. The black’n’amber boys worked hard for each other and got some great team scores, the pick of which were four fine long-range points from Cormac Bastible and an outstanding shot on the turn from Tomás O’Connell; Cormac dictated play from centre-forward. Naode Deregee, who finished with 2-2 from play, was a constant thorn in the Kilcummin side and a fine point was scored from play by David Slattery. Ryan McMahon was constantly probing from midfield and he efficiently neutralised all players put on him. Liam O’Connell and Jack Barrett worked their socks off on the wings; they won a great many kick outs, were well able to carry the ball forward and generally gave the forward division a good supply of ammunition. A pleasing outing from a bainistíocht perspective….bhí na bainisteoirí sásta. Mórbhuíochas agus thanks to our Kilcummin hosts for a very sporting game. An fhoireann bhuacach: Ciarán Kavanagh; Barry Nagle, Bao Foley; Liam O’Connell, Max Nosidlak, Jack Barrett; Jake O’Connor (an captaen) (1-0), Ryan McMahon; Gabriel Nosidlak, Cormac Bastible (0-4), Naode Derege (2-2); Tomás O’Connell (2-1), David Slattery (0-1).
(v) Our B boys’ Lee Strand U15 County League (Division 9A) SF will take place this Friday July 16th @7pm. We’ll take on the might of Dr. Crokes B and victory will put us into the final v Laune Rangers who have ‘drawn’ a bye to the final. Come on The Rock!
Ná déanaimis dearmad go bhfuil COVID fós mórthimpeall orainn!
CAMPA SAMHRAIDH: The Austin Stack Club Summer (Autumn!) Camp will be held on August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th August (Tuesday to Saturday) i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile (9.30am to 1pm each day). Táille: €50 per player; €80 per family. One may register on the 3rd. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
SEANBHRÓGA PEILE, FEISTEAS PEILE: Players may donate old football boots and other Rock gear that no longer fit. Old boots/gear may be used by upcoming players. Seanbhróga/feisteas/trealamh peile may be given to any club official or coach or may be dropped in on a Thursday. Recycled boots will be available free of charge at the club on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Swapping of football gear may also take place on Thursdays. Just come along! Emma Mhic Eileagóid atá i gceannas.
FOCLÓIR: Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad (a light heart lives long). Aithnítear cara i gcruatan (a friend is known in hardship).
GALF – British Open Golf Challenge: Our major fundraiser for 2021 incorporates a British Open Golf predictor with the tournament taking place at The Royal St. George Club in Kent commencing on this Thursday( July 15th) and concluding on Sunday (18th July). Our predictor sees an overall pot of €2,000 at stake with €1,000 going to the winner. Cards have been widely distributed and can be returned to any club officer or coach, to the club from 8-9pm nightly or alternatively play online here: https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2987&intMF_ID=8563#Anchor Closing date July 14th.
IOMÁNAITHE CHIARRAÍ: (i) Best wishes to our county hurlers v An Iarmhí (Corn Mhic Dhonncha) on Saturday next (17th). (ii) ‘Well done’ to our U20 hurlers who took on the might of The Banner last Monday.
PEILEADÓIRÍ CIARRAÍ: Comhghairdeachas to (i) our Kerry minor footballers, including our own Armin Heinrich, Joey Nagle, Shane Bastible, Jordan Kissane, Dean Rusk, Conor Horan and Ben Quilter on their good victory v Roscommon on Sunday last i bPáirc na nGael, Limerick. Mighty! Go n-éirí go geal leo sa Chraobhchluiche! An Charraig/Ríocht Abú! (ii) Comhghairdeachas to our county senior footballers v Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Durlas Éile, on Saturday last and best wishes to them v Cork! (iii) Comhbhrón le mná sinsearacha Dhara Uí Lúing agus Dhéagláin Uí Chuill a chaill le pointe amháin v An Ghaillimh.
CRANNCHUR AN CHLUB: Club lotto: (i) Husseys’ Deli, Prince Quay, (ii) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (iii) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Rock Street Upper, (iv) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, (v) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, (vi) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street Lower, (vii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (viii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street Lower, and (ix) https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor
DEFIBRILLATOR: You might save a life by doing defibrillator training! If you’re interested in learning how to use a defibrillator, please contact the club secretary on email@example.com. A training course will take place in association with Tralee Red Cross. Any member who has already trained is encouraged to attend this upcoming course as regular refresher training is important. B’fhiú an traenáil a dhéanamh.