Under 19’s Team 2014-15 Season
|Castleview||2 – 2||Fermoy|
|Fermoy||1 – 5||Midleton|
|Fermoy||1 – 0||Rockmount|
|Fermoy||3 – 3||Blarney Utd|
League Cup Results:
|Mayfield||2 – 1||Fermoy|
|Fermoy||2 – 1 (AET)||Lakewood|
12th October 2014
Six Goal Thriller in Carrig Park
Fermoy 3 – 3 Blarney United, U19 League
Fermoy U19’s took on 3rd placed Blarney in the U19 Premier Division last Sunday in Carrig Park. Blarney started the game on top, applying some early pressure in midfield and putting Fermoy on the back foot but not really creating any clear cut chance.
Blarney took the lead deservedly early in the first half when a dangerous cross was headed into his own goal by one of the Fermoy players. Fermoy responded well – getting hold of the game in midfield and breaking quickly. Blarney though soon went two up just as Fermoy were coming back into the game.
The response from Fermoy was brilliant when just before half time they won a penalty which Tomas Clancy dispatched with ease.
The second half had a different flow and intensity to it. Fermoy were more aggressive and pushed Blarney back. Rooney and Barry Cronin seeing more of the ball. Kennedy was now a big threat, dropping deep and showing brilliantly for the ball. Matthew Quish was making great runs and dragging the centrebacks out of position. The back four were solid as usual. Jamie, Jack, Rory and Sean proving to be very hard to break down.
Fermoy kept pushing for the equaliser and it came when a ball dropped to Barry Cronin on the edge of the box which he met with his right foot and buried it in the bottom corner. 2-2. Fermoy kept pushing and were now looking for the winner with Blarney playing on the counter. A big feature of the game was Gavin Dawson’s excellent distribution, always finding a Fermoy man with his kick outs. Matthew and Kennedy tormenting the Blarney defence and Tom Clancy getting in behind them to swing in some excellent crosses. It was from such a move that Fermoy clinched their 3rd goal. Matthew and Kennedy linked up well, the ball was played inside the fullback for Tomas Clancy to whip in a cross which Oisin Ennis met at the back post with a great header. 3-2 to Fermoy with 8 minutes to go.
They always say a team is at their most vulnerable just after scoring and this proved the case with Fermoy. Blarney broke not long after the restart and an inviting cross from the right was scrambled in by the striker to level the scores at 3-3. Undoubtedly a game of two halves with Fermoy the better in the second half. Disappointing that we could not hang on for the win but a draw was probably a fair result on the day.
Up next is a home game against local rivals Castlebridge on Sunday at 2pm. Again all support would be greatly welcomed for this one.
28th September 2014
U19’s Beat Rockmount
After last weeks disappointing defeat to Midleton we were looking for a big response from the lads at home to one of the biggest clubs in Cork. Rockmount started well and with 3 in the middle were causing problems immediately. Barry Cronin, who started up front dropped back to prevent their midfielder dropping deep and collecting the ball, while Sean Sexton and Rooney started to get a foot on the ball in midfield.
We finally got the breakthrough as Sean Sexton powered through midfield and placed an angled pass to Matthew Quish who timed his run perfectly as the Rockmount defence were trying to push out and play a high line. Matty cut his run in from the right and calmly slotted the ball to the far post beyond the keeper.
Rockmount again upped their game after this but Rory McEvoy and Jamie Cross were having excellent games and gave nothing to the Rockmount forwards. Both players carrying the ball out of defence on numerous occasions and always finding a man. An injury to Tom Stephenson early in the first half saw Anthony Noonan come on and an injury to Tomas Clancy early in the second half meant we had to make a change and Ciaran came on at full back and played a great game. Barry Cronin had a great game, being disciplined in marking their 3rd midfielder and always running at the Rockmount defence.
Jack O’Brien was solid all the day and just as we were getting tired near the end, it was Jack who burst out of defence with the ball and went on a solo run up the field and was unlucky with his final effort. Oisin Ennis was again a constant threat and ran himself into the ground.
We held on for 1-0 win and huge thanks to Gavin Dawson who was outstanding on collecting high balls from corners, a huge help to any defence. He also made some great saves and his distribution was top class.
Great result for the lads and a great to get their 3 points of the season.
12th September 2014
18th August 2014
The U19’s beat Midleton 3-2 in pre season friendly yesterday and will be playing u19 Premier this year. They have the following teams in their league. Blarney, Carrigaline, Castlebridge, Castleview, Midleton, Mayfield and Rockmount.League Cup starting 31st August
Last years youth team who claimed the Division 1A title with a few games to spare will be playing in the U19 league this year. This is a great opportunity for the lads to spend another year playing together and be that bit stronger when finally making the move to challenge for Junior and Senior places. This was a great decision by the club and hopefully will lead to more young players coming through to both adult teams shortly.Last season was a great year for a team who put in the hard work from day 1 with never less than 14 / 15 at each training session. Thankfully it doesn’t look like we have lost any players from last year and who knows, we may see some new faces in the coming weeks. We’re also delighted to have Jamie Cross back training after picking up an injury towards the end of last season. Training is on every Wednesday night from 7-9. We are in our 3rd week of preseason training and our first pre season game took place against Park Utd u18’s last Wednesday at 7pm.We’d like to thank everyone for their support last year and hopefully we’ll see you all again this year supporting the lads in their push for another title.