Results Feb 18th/19th March 2017

U18 Fenit Samphires 0 v 3 Listowel Celtic

Our U18s suffered a rare home defeat last Saturday. Even though the scoreline would suggest a bad defeat, we performed very well and had the lion’s share of possession and chances against a good Listowel team who are current league champions, but goals win games. We failed in our attempts, were guilty at times of some bad misses and in the 75th minute to compound this, we conceded after a goalmouth scramble. We pushed and pushed after this for the equaliser but come what may, the ball just would not go in and a lot of credit must go to this Listowel team who concede nothing easily. In the 91st and 93rd minute they added 2 on the counter to put a gloss on the scoreline. Well done to both teams who gave us a really good game.

U16 Iveragh 4 v 0 Fenit Samphires

Our under 16s made the long journey away to Iveragh last Saturday and lost 4 – 0. We started quite well and had the ball in their net from a Dara Heim free kick but the ref disallowed it for a fairly dubious offside. Kenmare played well on the counter and scored twice just before the half. In the second half, Iveragh, using the strong wind, put us under pressure but thanks to some excellent saves by stand in keeper Conor Gaynor, it remained at 2. We brought on all our subs and pushed extra players forward looking to get the goals back but conceded 2 more goals on the break. Well done to Iveragh and well done to all our players who travelled. We will have better days.

U14 Fenit Samphires 4 v 2 Killarney Athletic

Our best performers of last weekend were the U14s who had a great 5-1 win over Killarney Athletic. Most notable for us was that we got our passing game going from the start and as a result we dominated the game. Scorers were Eddie McCarthy (3), Jerome Daly and Cian Kearney. This team has started to push on in the second half of the season and their attitude is top class both in training and on the pitch. Well done to all, keep it up.

U12 Fenit Samphires 0 v 8 Listowel Celtic

Listowel proved far too strong for us in the Cup. We competed well in the first half but in the second we found it difficult to keep them out but our lads played to the end and never gave up. Best for us were Oran Murphy and David Chute.