Juvenile Football – Christmas 1999

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I am pleased to be reporting on a very successful season at Juvenile Football level.

Under 10 Football – managed by Willie Hannon, Martin Whyte, Eoin Diviney. This certainly was a fairy tale story as they went on to win the County Community Games Final. On this exciting journey they defeated Renmore, Caltra, Oranmore and a very good Mountbellew team in the Final.

Under 12 Football – managed by Michael Gibbons had a very successful year. We started training in mid March in the Boy’s National School Pitch. Our Trainer was Michael Gibbons.

We trained every Friday evening and continued all through the Summer Holidays. We had a panel of 26 and played in Division 3 North. The competition started in September. We won all our matches. Our first match was against Monivea Abbey and the score was Athenry 08.04 – 0.2.

We beat the following: Menlough-14.15 – 03.00

Kilconly 03.09 – 03.05

Cortoon Shamrocks – 01.9 – 00.06.

Our Divisional Final was against Killkerrin and we won this 03. 08 – 02.06.

Renvyle beat Clifden in their Final Division West. We played a very good and sporting Renvyle team in the County Final and won0 5. 04 – 05.02. The Gannon Family from Renvyle put up a lovely plaque and this was the first time it was presented. Throughout the campaign we played well as a unit and we wish to thank Michael Gibbons for a job well done. This man’s enthusiasm for the game certainly inspired this talented bunch of players

Under 14 Football – managers James Foran, Peter Gilhooley, Tommie Fahy and John Connolly. A very committed and enthusiastic management team.

Played Portumna and lost, got a win over Killererin, and finally lost to a good Kiltormor team in their final match in the league.

Had a very good win over Menlough in the first round of the Championship. However, we lost by a few points against Portumna in the next round. This team has lots of ability and they can look forward to a bright future.

 Under 16 Football – Managed by Vincent Madden, a very committed manager who ensured that they fulfilled all their fixtures. Played St. Gabriel’s and won their first match.  Tom Divilly

However, after losing to Tommie Larkins and Kiltormer, this finished their interest in the league. Played Clonbur in the championship, however, lost after a gallant struggle

No shortage of ability in this squad and they can look forward to better times.

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About this record

Written by Tom Divilly

Published here 08 May 2023 and originally published Christmas 1999

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