ST RYNAGH’S GFC
St Rynaghs opened the Feile weekend on Friday evening against our host team Lancashire from England at 3pm. St Rynaghs took the early lead through Eoin Woods. Rynaghs played with the strong breeze behind them and they made the most of it, clocking up a score at half time 6-3 to no score. Second half again Eoin Woods hit the net early and this left too much for Lancashire to come back. Final score 7-4 to 0-1. Among the scorers was Arron Kenny 1-2, Sean Hanamy 0-1 and Eoin Woods finished with a tally of 6-1.
Our second game was Saturday morning at 10am against Dicksboro of Kilkenny. This was a tough game with Dicksboro hitting the net twice. Darragh Tierney banged in a great goal for us with Sean Hanamy, Sean Kilmartin and Eoin Woods raising the white flag. Half time score 1-3 to 2-0. Second half and our lads dug deep and played some great football Darragh Tierney hitting the net and then putting over a point with Eoin Woods kicking his second point. Dicksboro came back to draw the match. Final score 2-5 to 2-5.
Our host team Lancashire played Moate next and won this game 5-5 to 3-5. Lancashire then played Dicksboro with Dicksboro winning out on a score line of 2-1 to 2-5. St Rynaghs took on Moate in the last game. We needed to win this game to progress to the semi final. Darragh Tierney opened the scoring with a lovely point then it was that man again Eoin Woods banging in a great goal and a point followed by Graham Daly raising the white flag. Half time score 2-3 to 1.0 to us. Second half Moate put us under pressure but the lads battled great all over the field. Eamon Corcoran kicking over a point, then Moate hit back with two points. Rynaghs held their nerve to hold out for victory. Final score 2-4 to 1-2. This was a great win that set up a semi final spot against the Clare champions.
We travelled to Clara for the semi final. St Rynaghs started off well with Eoin Woods hitting the net followed by an Arron Kenny point. Clare came back with a point, then Darragh Tierney hit over a point and Eoin Woods hitting another point leaving the score at half time 1-3 to 0-1. Clare came back early in the second half hitting over some great points. We played our hearts out to the end but it just wasn’t to be with Clare finishing with 1-7 to our 1-4. Clare won out on the final on Sunday to become all Ireland Champions. We would like to thank all the supporters who travelled to Clara and all who helped out over the weekend to make the Feile a great successful event. A special word of thanks to the management team of Martin Hanamy, John Daly and Tom Wynne.
The panel of players were: C. Flynn, S. Daly, C. Redmond, D. Healy, P Byrne, F. Hanamy, E. Flynn, C. Kelly, D. Tierney, E. Corcoran, A. Kenny, G. Daly, S. Hanamy, E. Woods, S. Kilmartin, D. Healy, B. Boylan, K. Troy, J. Flynn, S. Hogan, D. Goughan, T.Corcoran, P. O’Donghue, O. Hickey, M. Harrington and D. Flagherty.