May 14, 2019
It was another busy week for coaches, parents and underage players. In glorious sunshine, Argideen Rangers U10 hurlers entertained St. James' club from Ardfield in Timoleague on Saturday morning last in what was a great morning's workout. The U14 Ibane Gaels hurlers played Sliabh Rua in Timoleague last week and after a tough game came out second best to the lads from Riverstick/Belgooly on a scoreline of 0-13 to 3-08. The U15 Ibane hurlers made the long trek north to Rathcormac to play Bride Rovers in a league game last week. A puck of a ball separated the sides at the end with the locals emerging victorious on a score of 5-07 to 4-07.
Ibane under 14 footballers played Tracton at Timoleague on Friday night last. This afforded the younger members of the under 14 panel an opportunity of some valuable game time. The visitors got off to a flying start and dominated the opening half leading 2-1 to 0-1 at half time. Ibane came more into the game in the second half and gave as good as they got. However Tracton finished strongly and were worthy winners by 5-4 to 2-3.
This team travel to Shanbally to play Shamrocks during the week and will have an opportunity to bounce back to winning ways.
Team: Adam Barry, Donncha Coakley, David Holland, Conor Creswell, Charlie Twomey, Joe Crowley, Zac Farrell, Luka Aerts, Killian Kirby, Colm Kirby, Danny Lawton, Daniel Moloney, Alfie Walsh, James Crowley, Aron Glennon. Subs: Ted O’Sullivan.
Last week saw many of our underage players involved in second level colleges action. In the U16A Cork Colleges football final, Clonakilty Community College played Hamiliton High School, Bandon in Balineen. Argideen Rangers were represented on both sides with Seán Henchion lining out for Hammies and Luke McCarthy, Adam Crawford, Seán and Fergal Walsh playing for Clonakilty. Argideen and Ibane clubman Paul Holland was also involved on the line to help oversee a 4-08 to 2-06 win for Clonakilty. A welcome boost for the college after their Corn Uí Mhuirí senior footballers lost out in a county semi final earlier in the year.