Clyda Rovers Juvenile Club 2013-07-06 13:10:00

Clyda Rovers Juvenile Club

Clyda U16 footballers continued their winning run last Monday night with a home win against last year's county champions, Kiskeam. Kiskeam looked the stronger team at times but Clyda made them battle for everything and the teams were level at half-time at 1-3 apiece. In the second half Clyda seemed to lose their way a little as their passing let them down and Kiskeam started to dominate. In this period it looked at times as if Kiskeam were going to run away with the tie but a combination of poor shooting and last-ditch defending kept Clyda hanging on in the game. Clyda made a few switches which seemed to work and taking inspiration from Kiskeam's wastefulness Clyda came storming back into the game to take the lead. In an amazing sequence of play late in the game Kiskeam looked to be in with a great goal chance but Daniel Fitzpatrick got his body in the way of a shot and then amazingly from the rebound the unmarked Kiskeam full-forward kicked the ball over the bar when an empty net beckoned. Clyda closed out the game well to win 2-07 to 1-08.

Clyda U12s played Kanturk in the u12 football league last saturday evening in Kanturk.
Clyda settled in to the game quickly with some fine passages of play resulting in two quick goals for clyda. At half time clyda led by 5 points. However in the 2 nd half Kanturk quickly cut this lead and half way through were level. The last 10 minutes was a bruising encounter with hard challenges going in by both teams. Clyda conceded two goals and this eventually cost clyda the game. The final score was 3-10 to 4-13. The team was Sean O Donoughue, Micheal O Callaghan, Aidan Walsh, Sean Kelly, Barry Walsh, Dominic Cronin, David Walsh, Conor Corbett, Ben Buckley Luke Brophy, Cathal Twohig, Adam Rodgers, Rys Deane, Tom O Callaghan , Rory Williams , Jordan O Sullivan.

On Monday evening last Clyda U12s travelled to Kildorrery to play Kildorrery in the U12 football league. Clyda bounced back from their defeat on Saturday evening and gave a great display of football with great passages of running and support play. From the backs to midfield to the forwards it was a very solid performance. Sean Dennehy in goals made some excellent saves and was in brilliant form as was Aidan Walsh at corner back. Clyda were winners on a score line of 4-17 to 0-4. The team was Sean Dennehy, Micheal O Callaghan, Aidan Walsh, Sean Kelly, Gavin Doherty, Barry Walsh, Dominic Cronin, David Walsh, Conor Corbett, Owen Walsh, Ben Buckley Luke Brophy, Sean O Donoughue, Cathal Twohig, Adam Rodgers, Rys Deane,Cian O Connell, Sam O Callaghan.

Clyda Rovers club are currently updating the club history, including a chapter dedicated to the juvenile club - if anyone has any newspaper clippings or team/player photographs for the period 1997-2004 please contact Don Forde (085-1999595).

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