PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: We had to postpone our trip to Legion on Saturday morning. This will now take place on Saturday April 6. We moved outdoors on Sunday last with training taking place in Caherslee. This will continue every Sunday.
PEIL FAOI 12: (i) The Timberlands Kitchen and Floors Town League continued on Monday last (18th) with a match v Na Gaeil. Good football was played and many Rock stars shone brightly! Well done, boys! (ii) We’re delighted to announce that we’ll have 3 teams in the Lee Strand County League. Big games beckon! Here are the A team and B team fixtures: (a) 7-4-19 ag 6pm…Kenmare v AdeS A/B (b) 14-4-19 ag 6pm…AdeS A/B v Na Crócaigh; (c) 21-4-19 ag 6pm… AdeS A/B v Legion; (d) 5-5-19 ag 6pm…AdeS A/B v B/mac. Here are the C team fixtures: (b) 7-4-19 ag 6pm…AdeS C v Scartaglin; (b) 14-4-19 ag 6pm…Naomh Mícheál v AdeS C; (c) 21-4-19 ag 6pm…AdeS C v Legion; (d) 28-4-19 ag 6pm…Tuosist v AdeS C; (e) 5-5-19 ag 6pm…An Daingean v AdeS C.
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Suits Select TOWN League (Division 1): (a) ‘Well done’ to our A team that played away v Churchill on the 18th and had a good victory. An scór:- AdeS A: 5-20; Cnoc na hEaglaise: 3-7. Panel: Michael Tansley (captaen); Seán Heaslip, Lúcás Ó Cathasaigh, Seán Ó Muimhneacháin; Daniel Ó Ciarba, Colm de Brún; Thomas Deregee; Aaron Ó Nualláin, Togor Siloem; Jamie Ó Sé, Noah Townsend, Paidí Ó Laighin; Séimí Ó hÓgáin, Luke Mac Gearailt; Liam Ó Morónaigh. Fir ionaid: Marc Ó Cearmada, Rónán Ó Maolruanaidh. It was great to see Damien Hogan returning from a long term injury and he gave a Man-of-the-Match performance! (b) Our next challenge was the Suits Selects Town League final that was played on Sunday last (24th) v the winners of the Ardfert/Churchill match. Our boys played fine football and gave a great account of themselves. (ii) Suits Select Town League (Division 2): (a) Our B team took on the unbeaten Division 2 league leaders, Na Mistéalaigh B, on the 18th. The game was played in the ‘new’ Chamfers. This strong John Mitchel Club side dominated from the start, scoring two early scores which placed us on the defensive go luath sa chluiche. Valiant defending, under intense pressure and under the strong leadership of team captain Jamie Horgan, kept the Mitchel Club boys’ attack to a single point for the rest of the first quarter. Eventually, however, the effort took its toll and, in the second quarter, we saw our opponents build a comfortable lead (that was very uncomfortable for us!). Mark Lynch gave us a ray of shunshine le dhá chúilín ghleoite to open our account. Following some positional switches, our lads started the second half strongly and kept the JMC defence under pressure for most of the third quarter le dhá phointe dheasa eile ach…ach…but our shooting left us down. We were unable to generate the necessary scores despite all our pressure on the Green’n’Gold defenders. Unfortunately for us, the Mistéalaigh, after weathering intense Rock pressure, broke the seige, attacked our hardworking defence and popped in another goal. Faraor géar, ochón agus mo bhrón, they followed the goal with a string of points as our braves struggled mightily to save the ‘Alamo’!! Best for The Rock on the day was our captain and MOTM, Jamie Horgan, who courageously led by example and never threw in the towel! His great example of tenacity, determination and fous was closely followed by Jack Slattery, Pádraig O’Halloran, Ciarán Kavanagh and Mark Lynch. Despite a tough day at the office, our boys kept trying to the end and their effort and never say die attitude was a credit to them. With some more work on the skills, boys, we will improve and will strongly and confidently challenge the best!! Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach! An fhoireann: Steven Conway; Jack Slattery, Jamie Horgan (captaen), Luke Flynn; Éamonn Barry, Roan Grattan, Ciarán Kavanagh; Adam O’Carroll, Pádraig O’Halloran, Jake O’Connor, Dylan Cunningham, Barry Nagle; Shane Cotter, Tiernán Carroll, Mark Lynch. Super sub: David Slattery. (b) Our B Boys played away v K-O’R last week in horrible conditions. Strand Road started well and led by 0-10 at half-time…4-1 to 0-3. In the second half, we scored 0-6 to their 0-1 but, faraor agus ochón, that wasn’t enough for a Rock victory! Scór deiridh: 4-2 to 0-9. Foireann na Carraige: Steven Conway; Seán Heaslip, Jack Ó Slatara, Éamonn de Barra; Daniel Ó Ciarba, Barry Nagle, Ben Murphy; Ronan Mulrooney, Tiarnán Ó Cearúill; Paddy Lane, Dylan Cunningham (captaen), Marc Ó Loingsigh; Jake Ó Conchúir, Dáithí Ó Slatara. Laoch an Chluiche: Seán Heaslip. (iii) Lee Strand COUNTY League (Division 1): These are the U14A team fixtures: (a) 3-4-19 ag 7pm…AdeS A v Moyvane; (b) 10-4-19 ag 7pm…Keel/Listry v AdeS A; (c) 17-4-19 ag 7pm…Kenmare v AdeS A; (d) 24-4-19 ag 7pm…AdeS A Laune Rangers; (e) 1-5-19 ag 7pm…Kilcummin v AdeS A. (iv) Lee Strand County League (Division 9): Here are the B team fixtures: (a) 3-4-19 ag 7pm…Milltown/Castlemaine v AdeS B; (b) 10-4-19 ag 7pm… AdeS B v Firies; (c) 17-4-19 ag 7pm… AdeS B v B/mac; (d) 24-4-19 ag 7pm…Legion v AdeS B; (e) 1-5-19 ag 7pm… AdeS B v Laune Rangers; (f) 8-5-19 ag 7pm…AdeS B v Keel/Castlemaine; (g) 15-5-19 ag 7pm…Na Crócaigh v AdeS B.
GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIP? The GAA (Comhairle na Mumhan, Bord Chiarraí, Bord Thrá Lí), in conjunction with Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne, is offering a limited number of Gaeltacht scholarships to young members (ages 12 to 17 years) of GAA clubs. These GAA- sponsored scholarships will enable club members to participate in residential courses during which they’ll improve their spoken Irish. They’ll be based in the Corca Dhuibhne (West Kerry) Gaeltacht for 2/3 weeks during the summer. Over the years, many young members of The Rock Club experienced these Cúrsaí Gaeilge and thoroughly enjoyed their participation in sport, lessons, music, song and dance in atmaisféar Gaelach. Interested applicants are asked to text their names to 087 6606693 asap. Closing date set for 20th April (Satharn na Cásca) agus tá an t-am sleamhnú. Please pass on the word to friends as, unfortunately, some look for the scoláireacht after the closing date! Ná cuir do leas ar cairde! A couple of players have already applied. Bain triail as saoire sa Ghaeltacht, a leaideanna! You’ll come home with new friends, a good healthy colour, nice memories agus beidh tú ag spalpadh Gaolainne!!
PEIL FAOI 16: We start our under 16 campaign next Monday. Here are the UNDER 16A (Division 1) fixtures: (a) 1-4-19 ag 6.30pm… Na
Gaeil v AdeS A; (b) 8-4-19 ag 7pm…AdeS A v Laune Rangers; (c) 15-4-19 ag 7pm…Ardfert
v AdeS A; (d) 22-4-19 ag 7pm…AdeS A v C/gregory; (e) 29-4-19 ag 7pm…B/mac v AdeS A;
(f) 6-5-19 ag 7pm….semi-finals; (f) 13-5-19 ag 7pm…final. Here are the UNDER 16B
(Division 3) fixtures: (a) Last Monday’s An Daingean/N.Pádraig v AdeS B game was
postponed as the Blennerville pitch was waterlogged; (b) 1-4-19 ag 6.30pm…AdeS B v Laune
Rangers B; (c) 8-4-19 ag 7pm…B/heigue vAdeS B; (d) 15-4-19 ag 7pm…Desmonds vAdeS
• B; (e) 29-4-19 ag 7pm…AdeS B v Na Mistéalaigh; (f) 6-5-19 ag 7pm…AdeS B v Churchill; (g) 13-5-19 ag 7pm…semi-finals; (h) 20-5-19 ag 7pm…final. (iv) Thanks to Eileen Nagle and Ed O’Connor who organised last week’s street collection. Gura fada buan iad agus a gcuid cúntóirí.
CÚPLA FOCAL: (i) Fágadh ar chúl é = He was dropped; (ii) Tá cumas maith peile ann = He has good football ability; (iii) Drochchluiche ab ea é = ‘Twas a bad match; (iv) Sheas sé suas dó féin = He stood up for himself; (v) Bhí an bua tuillte = The win was deserved; (vi) Peileadóir go smior is ea é = He’s a footballer to his finger tips; (vii) An fhoireann is measa = The worst team