Juvenile match reports
Away to good counsel
Sunday 24th April @10
We had two teams of U9 girls, the girls played super we were very strong against good counsel . St Finians got a great win against them 💚❤️💪🏻
The U10 girls played against St Anne’s at home. 2 teams for Finians played really well, coming out on top in 3 matches and drawing 1 match.
St. Finians 4-11
Stars of Erin 2-4
U15 Girls Feile Div 8
Saturday 22nd April
St. Bridge's B 0-02 -V- St. Finians 2-08
St. Finians 6-04 -V- Whilehall Colmcill 0-00
Rarely B 2-02 -V- St. Finians 2-07
Finished on top with 6 points to make it to the semi-final
St. Finians 2-03 -V- Na Fianna B 2-02 an impressive win considering the girls were 5 poins down at one stage, progressing them to the final, with home advantage.
Unfortunately they lost the final against Kilmacud Crokes. Final score St. Finians 0-06, Crokes 3-04.
These girls are probably one of the most successful teams we’ve ever had in Finians with a run of almost 20 months without losing a match. That winning streak since September 2020 couldn’t go on forever and unfortunately Sunday was the day. We have no doubt this will make the Girls even stronger as a team and they will bounce straight back bigger and better than before!
Thank you to Joe, Tracy, Kevin and Simone for all the hard work and effort you put into the girls week in week out, it doesn’t go unnoticed! Everyone in Finians and Newcastle is very proud of our Super Star Girls
Senior match reports
Junior Team (Div. 10) -V- Round Towers Clondalkin (Div. 9)
Date: - Wednesday 13th April 2022
A good challenge game against Round Towers Clondalkin who are currently 5th in Division 9 just 2 points below the leaders of this division.
This is a good omen for our Junior team who are operating in Division 10
A good first half performance while trialling a new style of play Finian’s went in at half time winning 01-09 to 00-06
Towers strengthened their team for the second half but the Finian’s lads buckled down and went on to win 02-16 to 01-12
This team has now won four games in a row and going from strength to strength
There was plenty to learn and plenty of lessons taken from this outing but a massive effort put in by all 18 who togged out on the night
Another very positive fact for this panel of players is that all the players that are out injured at the moment turned out to support the guys playing
This shows a good spirit and comradery among this group
Junior Team -V- Ballinteer St. Johns AFL 10
Friday 22nd April 2022
Fourth win in a row for the clubs Junior team
Winning away from home yesterday evening against Ballinteer St Johns on a score line of 3-16 to 2-8
Junior Team (Div. 10)
Opposition: - Ballinteer St. Johns
Date: - Friday 22nd April 2022
Venue: - Loreto Park
Match day five came around with the first of our weekday match’s this time away to Ballinteer St. Johns who beat us in the groups stages of the Championship last year.
There was a great turn out with 20 players togging out and a further 5 players there on the line carrying injuries.
There was a bit of a set back with Noel Foley our goalkeeper picking up an injury during the warm up but due to a lack of cover in this area Noel soldiered on and played the full game making a number of notable stops.
Will Robinson was introduced at corner back and was ably assisted by the ever present Philip Byrne and Ciaran Murphy.
A notable point was the amount of carries Will had in the first half and many of these set us on our way to taking some good scores.
The other memorable point from the first half was the contribution of Oran Murphy who fought like a tiger for every ball and this elevated him to man of the match in the first half.
Scores came from everywhere with Finian’s going in at half time on a lead of 01-10 to 01-03
The second half started with Barry McInerney going to midfield in a straight swap with William Hanly and both players had an immense second half.
Mark Bennett was in unstoppable form scoring a personal tally of 01-06 but yet again it is great to see seven different scorers on the board.
To look at improvements we conceded two goals which we would not be happy with and the lesson to be learned here is that each man must follow his man at all times and keep the opposing player under pressure without fouling him and giving away needless frees.
However to end on a positive note Finian’s won the second half 02-06 to 01-05 leaving Finians victorious on an overall score line of 03-16 to 02-08
Finally the season starts getting tougher from here as we are soon coming up against the top dogs in this league and it is here where we will tell how far this team has come on or improved so we are looking forward to this challenge.
1 Noel Foley
2 Will Robinson
3 Philip Byrne
4 Ciaran Murphy
5 Ciaran Murph
6 Aran Byrne
7 Oran Murphy
8 Geoff Tracey ( 0-4)
9 William Hanly
10 Jamie Furey (0-1)
11 Barry McInerney (0-2)
12 Michael Hanly (0-3)
13 Aidan Burke
14 Ken Nagle (1-0)
15 Mark Bennett (1-06)
Mick Kavanagh for Aidan Burke
David O’Rourke for Ciaran Murphy
Alan Swan (1-0) for Aran Byrne
Fergal Murray for Jamie Furey
Sam Ryan for Ken Nagle
Next League Game
Junior Team -V- Crumlin
Thursday 5th May 2022 @19:15
Venue: - Alymer Road
A couple of pictures of the lads relaxing after the win against Ballinteer and collecting their league medals from last year where the team got promoted
Senior Men AFL Div. 3 Opposition - Patrick's Palmerston Sunday 23rd April 22 @11 Away It was another disappointing result for the team who had worked hard for the last number of weeks in training and were anticipating a good performance. The team can have no arguments about the result on the day. They lead by four points at half time but with a strong wind blowing it was not enough to see them hold on until the end. The team had a number of players returning from injury and had a strong panel but did not score enough in the first thirty minutes with the wind to deserve the victory. 2-8 to 1-5.