Saturday 24th June 2017
The Roche U12 lads headed north on Saturday morning to Ballyholland. Twelve teams were entered in a very well organised tournament. The lads had 15 players in the squad which resulted in everyone getting plenty of game time.
Roche played very well in their group matches, winning three, drawing two and losing one. Their results pitched them against the hosts in the Shield semi-final. After a titantic battle, the lads in blue and white came out on the wrong side of a one point loss.
Overall, the day was a great success as these tournaments provide a great opportunity to for the lads to play more matches together.
Sunday 25th June 2017
Roche U7’s played games against the Clans, Geraldines, Sean O’Mahonys and the John Mitchels in this blitz and once again all 14 players did themselves and their club proud with their play and effort. Well done everyone!
Monday 26th June 2017
The 2017 U14 Div2 B Final in Darver on Monday 26th June was contested by Kilkerley Emmets/ Naomh Malachi and Roche Emmets.
It was a lively affair with lots of g…ood football in difficult conditions. The rain was persistent and the surface slippery. From the 1st whistle the play was fast and frantic with Roche building early scores. Meanwhile Kilkerley/Malachi ran into a physical and determined Roche rearguard which kept their scoring opportunities to a minimum.
Roche continued to keep their goal intact and only conceded 2pts while holding sway at midfield, Roche determinedly cut loose up front to register 4-4 by the short whistle.
HT score Kilkerley Emmets/Naomh Malachi 0-02 to Roche Emmets 4-04.
Kilkerley/Malachi made positional changes for the 2nd half which gave them more penetration and they managed to outscore their opponents in this half. However, they could not get the boost of a goal until late in the game by which time Roche added a further 1-3. This second half scoring ensured the result went Roches way with a final score of 1-09 to 5-07.
The trophy was Roches and was left for Niall Lennon to collect on behalf of his team.
Neil McCarron; Mark McArdle, Jack McKay, KillIan McKay; James Toal, James McDonald, Dylan Lindsey; Mikey McCourt 0-01, Killian Carroll 0-01; Mark Byrne 1-01, Daire Reilly 1-0, Gavin Gilmore 1-01; Niall Lennon 2-02, Fionnan McGurk, Danny Treacy.
Calum Grant, Gabriel Cleary, Barry Griffin, Oran Byrne, TJ Begley.
This was a complete 19 man panel performance.
Neil McCarron gave a perfect performance of net minding and kick-outs.
The full back line of Mark McArdle, Jack McKay, Killian McKay was solid and uncompromising.
The halfback line of James Toal, James McDonald and Dylan Lindsey was unrelenting in its tackling and unwillingness to be passed. The introduction of Gabriel Cleary or TJ Begley did not dim this lines ferocity or purpose.
Midfielder Mikey McCourt produced his best performance of the year with endless high fielding and purposeful accurate long passing to the forwards with unrelenting assistance to his defence. While his partner Killian Carroll was masterful in his tiding up in the sector and his strong powerful carries into the heart of the opposition rearguard.
Daire Reilly orchestrated the energetic attack with endless gathers of the ball to produce some beautiful scores and fed his other hungry roving forwards with beautiful accurate passes from the 40. Gavin Gilmore, Niall Lennon and Mark Byrne, followed later by Calum Grant, Oran Byrne and Barry Griffin fed well off his distribution and they tortured the opposition defence, scoring some magical scores, with Niall and Gavin showing some exceptional mazy runs through the opposing defence.
Fionnan McGurk won lots of position all across the forward division and was tireless in his efforts to provide for his other forward colleagues.
This was a complete team performance and should be trumpeted as such, however one man deserves mention, as his performance epitomised the teams character and performance, and that was Danny Treacy. He was magnificent in everything he did. Playing in a defensive roll he never backed off and in rushing forward, retrieved endless balls from opposition raids and cleaned up endless loose ball followed by starting countless offensive moves.
Roche Emmets U12’s
Newtownblues 2-05 v Roche Emmets 9-02
Roche Emmets U9’s
Roche Emmets U9’s
We hosted an under 9 blitz Monday night.
Geraldine’s, O’Connells, N Fionbarra in attendance.
Kids played great football in the very wet conditions.
27th June 2017
Roche Emmets 1st Team
Full Time Score
Roche Emmets 2-17
Scorers: Kevin Callaghan 1-03, Barry O’Hare 0-6, Dermot Carthy 1-02, Dan O’Connell 0-3, Liam Dawe 0-1 Gerry Murphy 0-1 & Owen O’Hare 0-1
Roche Emmets bar open every Saturday night for Lotto draw. All welcome.
Jackpot this week, Saturday 1st July €7000.00.
Tuesday 11th July, we will have our monthly get together. Gather up your friends & neighbours and make your way over to the club for a mornings craic. All welcome.