||Minor 'A' FINAL: Clonmore 1-9 Fenagh 5-10
The Minors suffered a heartbreaking defeat in final today. After withstanding an onslaught from FN in the 1st half, we were happy to retire level on 0-5 apiece at HT. Brilliant shot-stopping by goalie Melvyn Kinch, wayward shooting by FN and accurate shooting by our forwards kept us in the game. On 43m we took the lead at 8 to 7. When FN broke through for 2 quick goals we responded with a great Keith Bowes goal 2-9 to 1-9 on 55m. But FN hit 3-1 in the last 5 to give them a flattering win.
||MFC Round Robin: Clonmore 1-10 Fenagh 4-11
Having already qualified for the County final in NCP on 7 October, Clonmore couldn't match the hunger of the Fenagh lads who needed to win to qualify for the final.
After being down 2-7 to 0-6 at half-time, the lads fought back to 2-11 to 1-9 on 50 minutes but two late goals from Fenagh ended our comeback.
||IFC Relegation Playoff: Clonmore 1-7 Ballon 0-7
A performance full of passion and guts saw us deservedly win this tense encounter and retain our Intermediate status for another year.
In a game where all 17 players played their hearts out, Gavin Byrne proved to be the match winner with 1-3 . Well done lads.
||JFC semi-final: MLR 5-14 Clonmore 1-5
Great effort by all 18 players tonight but MLR were the better team.
As their season ends, the club thanks the Junior players & mentors for fulfilling all fixtures, entertaining us through the long hot summer & making the League & Championship semi-finals.
||U15 Championship Q/Final: Clonmore 5-7(22) Burren Rangers 1-11 (14)
Well done to the U15s who played some excellent football in Kilbride tonight to emulate the Minors and U13s and make it three wins out of three for our Juvenile teams this week.
||MFC Round Robin Rd 2: Clonmore 1-15 Eire Og 2-10
In a close fought game between two good teams tonight in Woodside, a super 2nd half performance puts Clonmore into the club’s first county Minor ‘A’ final in 24 years. Congrats to all involved.
Other MFC ‘A’ result: Fenagh 2-12 Rathvilly 2-9
Next game: Mon 24th Sept, 7pm v Fenagh (Home).
FINAL: Sunday, 7 October, NCP..
||Minor A C'ship Round Robin First Rd: Rathvilly 2-9 Clonmore 4-10
The Minors produced an assured performance to win away in Rathvilly tonight, which is never easy.
In a topsy turvy game, we needed two late goals to get us over the line after looking comfortable at 2-10 to 0-7 on 50 minutes. Rathvilly pulled it back to 2-10 to 2-8 before goals from Billy Lawlor and Dylan Doyle (pen) sealed a deserved victory.
Next game: V Eire Og on Monday next, 3 September, in Woodside.
(Eire Og and Fenagh drew tonight).
||Death of Pat Bowes RIP
The club is sad to report the death of former player, Pat Bowes, aged 73.
Pat played Minor & U-21 for the county and was on the Clonmore teams that reached SFC finals in 1963 & 65. In recognition of his contribution to the club in the 1960s/70s, Pat was inducted into the Clonmore Hall of Fame in 2013.
Pat was married to Laura Dalton, daughter of Din Dalton who trained Clonmore''s 1955/56 SFC winning teams.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
||IFC: Kildavin/Clonegal 3-9 Clonmore 1-7.
The lads played well at times and there was no shortage of effort but goals immediately before and after half-time killed us.
Next up: IFC Relegation Play-off V Ballon, probably on weekend of 15 September.
||Minor Championship Fixtures
🏐Rd 1: v Rathvilly (Away): Monday 27 August, 7pm.
🏐Rd 2: v Éire Óg (Home): Monday 3 Sept, 7pm.
🏐Rd 3: v Fenagh (Home): Monday 24 Sept, 7pm.
🏐Top 2 teams qualify for Final on Sunday, 7 October, before Senior Final in NCP.
Best of luck lads