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Nenagh AFC Club Notes – 14-September-2014

Under 8s back training:

Nenagh AFC Soccer Training for under 6 to under 8 years of age resumes on Sunday 14th September in Brickfields. This is open to boys and girls. Times for training as following: U6 to U7 (Born in the year 2008 – 2009) from 10am to 10.45am. U8 (Born in 2007) from 11am to 12pm. Registration details on  Registration on Tuesday evenings for the month of September

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Under 9s back training:

Nenagh AFC Soccer Training for under 9s (Born in 2006) is every Saturday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm For more details contact Mark on 0872208610

Under 10s back training:

Nenagh AFC Soccer Training for under 10s born 2005 has resumed with training times every week as follows: Tuesday and Friday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the astro turf in Brickfields and we ask all players be five minutes early please. New players welcome

Junior A Team:

Nenagh AFC Junior “A” continued their good form in the Premier Division with a comprehensive 6-0 win against a weakened Clodiagh Rangers last Sunday. Danny Butler opened the scoring in the 6th minute after excellent work by Thomas Shepherd. Roy Creagh capitalized on some sloppy defending to give the champions a two goal lead at half time. Ryan Gilmartin came on at half time and weighed in with two goals and Creagh capped a man of the match performance with two second half goals to complete his hat-trick. Next up for Nenagh is a tricky trip to Moneygall in the Munster Junior Cup

Junior B Team:

Nenagh AFC Junior “B” played Moneygall away last Sunday in the First Division and after a tough game we emerged victorious courtesy of a 2-1 score line. We led 1-0 after five minutes when Alan Sheahan poked home from close range following a Gary Kevin set piece delivery. We dominated the opening half hour and should’ve been more in front but the Moneygall keeper made some good saves to deny Willie Darcy and Alan Sheahan. Moneygall had their moments too and as the half came to a close they were back on level terms courtesy of a well taken penalty and indeed could have led at the break but Robbie Ryan made a good save to deny them and soon after their player flashed a great shot just wide of the post. Into the second half and with seventy minutes gone we restored our lead through a well taken goal by Willie Darcy following a great through ball by Enrico Casey. We nearly made it 3-1 minutes later when Willie Darcy had a great header saved by the home keeper. In the last few minutes Moneygall pushed hard for an equaliser and on two occasions our keeper Robbie Ryan produced fines saves to keep us in the lead. Soon after the game ended and we had picked up a vital three points in our quest to try maintain we stay with the early pace setters in this tough First Division. All in all a satisfying win but we know that we need to improve enormously if we are to stand any chance of a title tilt this season


Nenagh AFC Youths claimed their first piece of Silverware of the season with a 2-1 victory over Ballymackey in Ballinree last Friday evening in a cracking encounter in the Youths Shield Final. Both sides gave everything in a great match which saw Nenagh take the advantage early in the 10th minute when Dylan Sheahan scored from close range after the ball found its way to him from a corner. In the 33rd minute Ballymackey were level after poor Nenagh defending and the sides went in level at half time. Nenagh continued to play great football but Ballymackey were impressive as always and continued to press throughout. The winning goal came in the 65th minute when Stevie Daly beat a Ballymackey defender to run on and score on the edge of the box with a great finish. Captain for the game Dylan Sheahan picked up the trophy at the end of the game where his managers credited him as their man of the match. This Saturday our Under 17s play in the FAI Under 17 Cup against Mountmellick United in a Preliminary Round at 2.30pm in Brickfields and all support is greatly appreciated

Under 12s:

Nenagh AFC Under 12s team One shrugged off the disappointment of the week before to put in a commanding performance on the lovely 3G surface in Lough Derg’s fine new facilities. Roberto Ipsalat continues to impress and added to his early season Tally in this game. Dylan Morrison, Leon Kennedy, Hugo O hAnluain, Cein Fitz all added to their tallies. Leon Kennedy in particular produced a free worthy of any stadia curling his effort straight into the top right hand corner. Once again this performance was built on hard defensive work. Lough Derg continued to battle to be fair and keeper Darragh Ryan had to be alert on a few occasions. Keep up the good work lads

Under 14 “B” Team:

Nenagh under 14 “B” team kicked off the defence of their NTSFL Division 1 league title with a tricky away fixture against Killavilla “B” on Saturday last. Despite Nenagh’s early dominance it was the home team who took the lead ten minutes into the game when not even a top class save from Nenagh’s keeper Conor Robinson could deny the home team as they tapped home the rebound from close range to take the lead against the run of play. Jack Hassett made the switch into midfield alongside Paul McLoughlin and with some quality passing from both players Nenagh quickly drew level when Liam Heffernan fired home from twenty yards with a fine strike to score his first of the season. Nenagh continued to play some excellent football with Jack and Paul switching the play from left to right and with Liam Hogan and Cian Galvin causing all kinds of problems on the wings for Killavilla it was Nenagh who took the lead when Matthew McGee found the net after showing great determination and work rate to give his side a deserved lead. Nenagh were in total control and with Matthew McGee adding two more goals to make it 4-1 to his team and a fine hat-trick for Matthew on the day. Killavilla added a second before the final whistle but in truth Nenagh were well organised and dominated the game