St Molleran’s footballers bow out of championship

St Molleran’s intermediate footballers played Bunmahon in the last game of their championship in Portlaw last Friday.

St Molleran’s intermediate footballers played Bunmahon in the last game of their championship in Portlaw last Friday.

The team were short a few players as usual in this discipline and were put under severe pressure. They trailed by 6 points to 1 after twenty minutes.

To the players credit, they pulled back the game and had their opponents within their sights.

But the St Molleran’s team eventually went down by the slimmest of margins, as has been the case in the majority of their games this seas.

While football continues to be very much the minority sport in the club, these players still go out and give one hundred per cent on the playing field. The fact that probably only four or five travel to their games is not only disheartening to them but is also a major embarressment to the club.

The football team must now await other results in the championship to see if they retain intermediate grade next season.

Focus has fully shifted to hurling with the Portlaw the next opponent in the quarter final on August 17.

Confidence is high among players. The team have been undefeated all year, despite a few injury worries.

The junior hurlers are in action away to Ferrybank on Saturday at 7:30pm and are more than capable of a strong finish to the season. They travelled to Modeligo last Tuesday evening to take part in a mixed hurling/football match, which was both novel and enjoyable.

St Molleran’s U-11 footballers were also in action when they headed off to Newtown last Friday.

Despite an air of uncertainty due to lack of football training, the players showed some natural talent and easily defeated their opponents from the two football strongholds of John Mitchells and Kilmac.

Goals on the night proved important and plenty were scored by Conor Reade, Richard Comerford, Evan Foley and Josh Power.

All of the players who travelled were a credit, not just to their club. Their excellent behaviour was a reflection of their upbringing. Next up for juvenile football is the first round of the U-12 championship against Portlaw this Friday at 6.30pm at home.

St Molleran’s were proud to host two challenge matches last Thursday night involving the Co. Waterford U-14 squads and Limerick. Some fine hurling skills were displayed on the night and, particularly from Jack Reade, who scored 1-04. The Club pays tribute to James Hogan and John Maher, who had the pitch top class as usual.

St Molleran’s annual golf classic is organised for the All-Ireland weekend with top class prizes on offer as usual.

Contact club secretary Eddie Reade to book a tee time.

The camogie club is organising a clothes collection the same weekend. Details will be given out closer to the date but anybody with unwanted clothing is asked to hold onto them for a couple of weeks.