COVID 19: The COVID advisory committee of the GAA has issued updated guidance to all clubs in relation to attendance at underage games. This advice is based on the updated guidelines issued by Sport Ireland on behalf of Rialtas na hÉireann. Please note that (i) only one designated individual per child/family/group of children should attend a training session or a game, (ii) the GAA health questionnaire MUST be completed by parents/guardians before attendance at a game/session, (iii) the overall number of attenders/players should be kept to a minimum and should be in keeping with the space available at the venue/facility, (iv) parents of Under 18 players are NOT permitted to be in attendance at adult games in which their son is participating but provision can be made to allow an adult to be in close proximity (eg, in car park, etc) in case medical or other emergency needs require their presence. (v) A parent/guardian attending an underage game in these circumstances shall not be subject to vetting (as they are only the supervisor in a guardianship role for their own child and not for any other child on the panel).
PEIL FAOI 6: Under 6 football training will take place as usual on Sunday morning next, September 13th, in CAHERSLEE, at the usual time of 11.15am (to 12.15pm). More great excitement and enthusiasm and skill and fun!
PEIL FAOI 8: (i) On Thursday, September 10th, the Under 8 boys’ Bracker O’Regan Cup competition continues. Wonderful football is being played in this competition! Great excitement indeed! (ii) The next few Sundays will be busy for our lads. On Sunday next (September 13th) they’ll challenge the Pearse Brothers Club, Churchill, ag 11am i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile! A good close game of skilful football is expected! (iii) On the following Sundays they’ll take on the might of Léigiún Chill Airne and Na Gaeil Thrá Lí. No rest for these busy bees! Exiting encounters and plenty activity ahead!
Martin O’Regan presents the Bracker O’Regan Cup last October – who will lift the Cup this year??
PEIL FAOI 10: (i) On this Thursday, September 10th, the John Galvin Cup competition continues. These games are bringing out the best in our boys! Top-class football was played last week by our buachaillí faoi 10 mbliana d’aois and more of the same is expected this Thursday! (ii) On Sunday next (13th) i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile ag 11am they’ll take on Churchill (Pearse Brothers). Games v Churchill are always exciting! (iii) And there are more games on the horizon! On following Sunday mornings our men will get stuck into Tralee’s Na Gaeil and Killarney’s Legion. Na Stacaigh go deo!
Aileen Galvin & her son Enda making the presentation of John Galvin Trophy in 2019 – What U10 Captain will lift the Trophy in 2020?
PEIL FAOI 12: (i) Team 1 and Team Amber were away to Listry on Sunday evening last and more than played their part in two cracking encounters. In the ‘A’ game, Team 1 responded to a strong opening by the home side with a well-taken Max Grzybowski goal. Despite gaining a foothold in midfield, we struggled to convert a number of good chances and Listry were leading at halftime by 0-3….0-9 to 1-3. The Rockies delivered an improved second-half performance and pushed the table-topping Listry team all the way to the final whistle. A super-sub appearance by Adam Johnson (with a brilliant 1-1) brought the gap back to a single score and every player from 1 to 11 gave his all and more in the final push. A very good Listry team held out, however, and both sides are to be highly commended for a very entertaining and most sporting game. Hero of the match for Team 1 was Seanie Clifford, who pulled off numerous brilliant saves at key moments for the Rock. (ii) In the ‘C’ game, Team Amber presented further evidence of their rapid progression with a brilliant display against a Listry side with a 100% home record this season. Our young Amber heroes (six of the starting side haven’t blown out 11 candles yet!) put up a brave and skilful performance against a physically stronger side and were duly rewarded with a share of the spoils as a breathless encounter that finished 5-13 apiece. Heart-stopping! (iii) Meanwhile in Killorglin, Team Black continued on their winning ways with a 5-star performance against Laune Rangers. All Rockie followers know that whenever we meet the Laune boys at any age grade, one is guaranteed a most sporting, skilful and competitive game and so it proved on Sunday evening with both sides showcasing all that is good with Kerry underage football. A two-goal opening salvo by the home team had the Rockies rocked but the confidence and momentum that Team Black have developed in recent weeks helped pull our warriors back into the match and they powered all the way to the final whistle to win on a scoreline of 5-15 to 4-10. Mighty! Dochreidte! Unbelievable! There were brilliant performances all over the pitch, in particular from Kyle Yoxhall who stepped in as a late replacement goalkeeper to great effect, Jayden Moriarty displaying great leadership in defence and Darragh Lyons positively buzzing around the middle of the field throughout the game. Well done, boys!
(iv) Our training sessions in Connolly Park: Tuesdays at 5.30pm and Thursdays at 6.30pm.
(v) Central League (Football) – Division 2 fixture:
Round 5: Sunday September 13th ag 6pm….AdeS A & C (home) v Emmetts.
(vi) Central League – Division 11 fixture:
Round 5: Sunday September 13th ag 6pm….Emmetts v AdeS B (away).
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Our U14A team hosted Laune Rangers on Wednesday evening in the Nuns’ field. Rangers got off to a good start with a couple of points but, once we settled down, challenged well for every ball and got into our stride, we were able for them. Our outfield players fought hard and got good possession and were able to send good ball upfield to our two-man full forward line of Mark Lynch and Paddy Lane, a dynamic duo who scored 3-10 between them. Once we began motoring well we never looked back. Success came our way. This was a great team effort….great cooperation, wonderful support play, skilful passing and very accurate kicking! We saw some outstanding performances throughout the game from all our players and particularly from Fionnán Ryan, Luke Fitzgerald and Ronan Carroll. This was a proud and sound Rock performance in a close and exciting encounter! Scór deiridh….AdeS: 4-11; Cill Orglan: 3-11. An fhoireann bhuacach: Steven Conway; Daniel Kirby, Donnacha Horgan, Ciarán Kavanagh; Seán Heaslip, Ben Murphy, Pádraig O’Halloran; Luke Fitzgerald, Thomas Deregee, Gavin Casey, David Lucid, Ronan Carroll; Mark Lynch, Paddy Lane, Fionnán Ryan; na fir ionaid: Max Nosidlak, James Fisher, Bao Foley, Pádraig Kenny, Bruno Boroway.
U14 A fixture…Division 1A: Round 1: Wednesday September 9th ag 6.30pm….Churchill v AdeS A (away).
ii) The U14B boys were unlucky v Gníomh go Leith in Division 5B. They came up against a very strong Sliabh Luachra side and, of course, our boys had to challenge A standard players. However, The Rock representatives faced the challenge manly, gave of their almighty best, played some excellent football and scored a very creditable and praiseworthy 1-10….a good score in any game! Well done, boys! A great effort! Foireann chróga na Carraige: Conor Galvin, Barry Nagle, Tomás O’Connell, Naode Deregee, Jake O’Connor, Ryan McMahon, Jerry Lynch, Cormac Bastible, Leon O’Connor, Jay O’Connor, Alex Touhy, Rory Lynch.
Round 1: Wednesday September 9th ag 7pm….AdeS B (home – main pitch) v Abhainn a’ Scáil/Lios Póil.
(iii) U14 training times in Connolly Park: Fridays at 6pm and Sundays at 4pm.
(iv) LEE STRAND Under 14 County Football League (Phase 2) rules: (a) 15-a-side games to be played on a full pitch – 30 minutes each half; 11/13-a-side games to be played from 13m to 13m – 25 mins each half. (b) one-hop and one-solo for all U14 games; (c) kick outs from the hand and 13m from the end line; (d) 45m kicks from the ground; (e) no foot dribbling, ie, no more that two foot touches on the ground; (f) For U14 County League games the following will apply: ‘the mark’ rule will not apply as kick-outs may be are taken from the hand; ‘advance mark’ rule will not apply; ‘square ball’ rule will apply but there are no penalties; ‘sin bin’ rule will apply; ‘five goal’ rule will apply….Mairéad Ní Éabháin, Rúnaí Contae.
PEIL FAOI 16: (i) U16 fixtures: (a) Monday 7th September….our warriors gave a good account of themselves v Listowel Emmets and showed great fighting spirit; (b) Wednesday 9th September AdeS (home – Páirc na mBan Rialta) v Fossa at 6.30pm; (c) Saturday 12th September ag 4pm….AdeS B (home) v Na Crócaigh. We wish them well in all encounters. Go n-éirí go geal leo i ngach cluiche.
(ii) Rules: full rules and full pitch as per the current GAA Official Guide AND the ‘advance mark’, the ‘defensive mark’ and the ‘sin bin’ rules will apply.
(iii) Under 16 training times: (a) Mondays from 6pm to 7.30pm; (b) Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm; (c) Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm.
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