PEILEADÓIRÍ FAOI 7/9/11/13/15/17: Keep up the exercises…(i) kick passes with both feet, (ii) solos with both feet, (iii) pick-ups with both feet, (iv) fist passes with both fists, (v) body catches, (vi) high catches and (vii) running. Is fiú an tairbhe an trioblóid! The benefit is worth the trouble!
PEIL FAOI 13 – Zúmsheisiún: Was everybody happy with this week’s Zoom session? No complaints from our U13 boys, their parents or their friends! Getting better by the session! Getting fitter and fitter bit by bit! Three quarters of an hour (5.30pm on Friday) of livestreamed squats (dul ar do chorraghiob (hunkers)), splits (scaradh mór), shuffles (scuabáil) and sit-ups (suíonna aniar) is really improving our players! The seisiún was led as usual by Eric, ár saineolaí aclaíochta (our fitness expert). These boys are really looking forward to trampling the green grass of Páirc na mBan Rialta and Páirc an Easpaig! Don’t ease off on your footballing skills (see above) as they are as important as your physical fitness. All are very welcome to join in our online sessions. Mórbhuíochas le hEric. Log in details are posted on the Parents’ WhatsApp Group. Sea, is fiú an tairbhe an trioblóid!
PEIL FAOI 15: This week’s Under 15 profiles are as follows: (i) Max Nosidlak is a teak tough defender who understands the ‘art of defending’ and doesn’t allow forwards to get too near his goalkeeper; he has a powerful ‘engine’ and he doesn’t know how to give up; he puts great effort into his training – he trains as hard on the training ground as he plays in a competitive match; is fear maith é ar pháirc na himeartha. (ii) If a man-marker is required on the pitch, Ciarán Kavanagh (Caomhánach) is the person to call; he has a strong left leg…ciotóg den scoth…and is well able to propel the ‘O’Neills’ into enemy territory; he’s a dependible player who gave several outstanding displays last season; is sárpheileadóir é. (iii) Pádraig O’Halloran (Ó hAllmharáin) has the heart of a lion and the aggression of a hungry tiger and all within the rules; he has almost all the qualities of a top-class defender; is sárchosantóir é; he was born to be a leader of men on the field of play…in the mould of Napoleon Bonaparte or even Julius Caesar. (iv) Thomas (Tomás) Deregee is a midfield general (with some of the qualities of George S Patton of WW II) who can dictate the play; he’s a player who just never gives up and plays his heart out from the first whistle to the last in every game; he has great relationships with every referee who has come his way….maybe on a ‘best friends’ level! (v) Barry Nagle (Barra de Nógla) is a solid as the Nagle Mountains and can play in any of the six defending positions; he gave a great display of defensive football v Sneem down in Sneem late last season; tá an-chumas peile ann; beidh todhchaí (future) maith ag an Nóglach óg seo.
FOCLÓIR: Is tosaí iontach é = He’s a brilliant forward. Tá an-chumas ann mar pheileadóir = He has great ability as a footballer. Níl tosaithe na foirne eile rómhaith = The other team’s forwards are not so good. Tá an réiteoir ag glaoch ort = The referee is calling you. Ná habair faic = Don’t say anything. Is binn béal ina thost = A silent mouth is sweet = Silence is golden. Dún do chlab = Dún do bhéal = Close your mouth. Bíonn na rialacha i bhfabhar an duine atá ar an ionsaí = The rules favour the attacker. Is Ciarraíoch go smior é = He’s a Kerryman to the core.
BÓITHRÍN NA SMAOINTE: Would anybody like to send in his football memories? Mo chéad lá i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Lá a d’imir mé go maith. Mo chéad phéire bróg. An traenálaí is fearr liom. Turas leis an gclub! Scór iontach a scóráil mé. Cuir peann le pár (páipéar), scríobh síos do chuimhní (memories) and see your memories in print!
CLUB LOTTO: Lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, (ii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, (iii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (iv) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (v) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street, (vi) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (vii) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (viii) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, and (ix) on www.austinstacks.ie. Mám airgid le buachaint….€13,400!
PEIL FAOI 17: We give every encouragement to our Kerry minor panellists who are still working on Zoom and keeping themselves in good physical shape. We hope that lockdown will soon end and that games will beckon! Even now they’ve made Rock ‘history’….seven of our club members on a minor county panel! Gach ádh ar Armin Heinrich, Joey Nagle, Ben Quilter, Jordan Kissane, Dean Rusk, Shane Bastible agus Conor Horan.