Western Hygiene Supplies Division 1
Renmore AFC 2-1 Craughwell Utd
rogers x1, glynn x1
Renmore stay top of the table after a hard earned 2-1 win against a spirited young Craughwell side. Craughwell started better and could have been 1-0 up after 25 minutes from the penalty spot but a fine double save from Dave McDonagh kept Renmore in the game.
Renmore then had a 5 minute spell which seen Nathan Healey hit a great strike off the post. Renmore really struggled to get anything going after that and a few minutes later Craughwell made them pay with a fine goal to take a 1-0 lead at half time.
Renmore came out better in the 2nd half but still struggled to create chances. A double substitution saw last weeks hero Paddy McKernon and captain Keith Fitzgerald returning from injury come in and Renmore instantly looked more dangerous. Colie Ridge came in at left wing and looked to bomb forward at every opportunity and was unlucky not to equalize only to see his fine effort from inside the box fly wide.
Renmore kept working hard and Harry Rogers continued his purple patch in front of goal to grab the equalizer with a couple of minutes left to play. Another double substitution saw Dion Walshe and Rory Glynn come on and it was Glynn who turned out to be the hero in injury time after a magnificent Andrin Kraja through ball found his run and the finish was sublime.
Next up for Renmore is a local Derby against Mervue B next Saturday 2pm in Renmore.
Renmore AFC sponsored by An Pucan
DYNAMO BLUES 1-3 RENMORE mckernon x1, gannon x1, kraja x1
WESTERN HYGIENE SUPPLIES DIVISON 1
An excellent away day result for Renmore 'A' as they made the trip to Tuam to play a bouyant Dynamoe Blues side who had beaten Mervue 'B' four nil previously in Division 1 the week before. The first half brought plenty of energy from the home side but for all of their possession and dominance just couldn't make the break through as it ended 0-0 at half time. The second half would bring goals and action aplenty from both determined sides.
Second half and a different performance from the visitors Renmore as they went about probing openings to gain full points from this tough fixture. Out of the blocks quickly after the turn around it was Renmore who began to dominate as the half progressed and a pile driver of a shot from Paddy McKernon confirmed this as his right foot effort got them on their way, a sublime shot that flew into the corner and nestled in the net in a flash. A quick flurry of activity from the bench and Renmore where in the ascendancy now as a powerful Paddy Gannon header from a corner gave Renmore a deserved 2 nil score line.
This second goal brought a reaction from the home side and on 68 minutes a well worked Dynamo Blues move saw Mikey Mannion finish at the far post to reduce the deficit to 2-1 and game on. With the Tuam side throwing more men forward in search of the equaliser it was Renmore who countered and a fine individual goal on 79 minutes from Andrin Kraja saw him finish coolly with only the keeper to beat to make it 3-1. With a resolute Renmore defending, the game ended with a confident win, after last weeks disappointing result. This saw them leap frog to the top of the table. A fantastic result that Renmore can build upon as they face newly promoted Craughwell at home in Renmore next Sunday at 11am. All support welcomed and very much appreciated!
Renmore AFC is sponsored by An Pucan.
Renmore B 3-2 Moyne Villa
An amazing finish to a game that was played in a sun soaked Renmore this morning saw Renmore B snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! A game that was played with good energy, was dominated for large parts by a very well organised Moyne Villa side who to their credit played some excellent football throughout.
There was a goal just before half-time due to a mix up at the back which put Moyne Villa 1- 0 up. Then again just after half-time another mix up in the defence allowed Villa to score their second and put Villa 2 goals ahead and seemingly put the game to bed as a contest.
A few tactical changes from the Renmore management team and with the introduction of super sub and man of the match Scott Rigney, Renmore galvanised into action. Their first goal arrived with 12 minutes remaining by an a excellent finish from Rigney who drove an excellent strike past the Villa keeper into the bottom corner. Five minutes later Renmore were back level when Rigney ghosted in between 2 defender's and with a delicate touch flicked the ball past the advancing Villa keeper to make it 2-2.
Renmore were not done yet when an excellent ball in from out on the wing found captain Ollie Sheppard at the end of the cross and with the faintest of touches finished into the bottom corner of the net to ignite wild celebrations from all associated with Renmore!
Next up is an away fixture next Saturday at 11:00 against East Utd.
Renmore AFC 5-6 Galway Hibernians
All those in attendance for the U12 Division 4 game between Renmore and Galway Hibs on Saturday were treated to a veritable feast of entertainment in the sunshine, with 11 goals shared between the teams. Renmore ultimately came out on the wrong side of the result, with Galway Hibs scoring the decider in the dying seconds of a titanic battle. Galway Hibs wrested early control of the game and looked to be set to dominate after scoring twice in the early exchanges, finding success by moving the ball at pace from defence to attack.
Renmore settled into the game, with Callum Flynn orchestrating much of their attacking from the left of midfield and reduced the deficit with an excellent Paddy McGuiness strike after Galway Hibs had initially cleared a Renmore corner. From this point on, the game evolved into an incredible contest with momentum shifting from one side to the other right to the final whistle.
Renmore brought the game level on 3 separate occasions with excellent goals from John Geaney, Eoghann Ott and Cathal Sheppard and took their first lead with a goal from the tireless Senan O’Neill with a few minutes to go.
When Galway Hibs brought the game level at 5, it all seemed as if the spoils would be shared, but with the final whistle imminent, the ball arrived at the feet of Patrick Ward , who was lethal throughout for Hibs, and he finally settled the game with his 4th goal in all.
A wonderful game was marred by a very unfortunate injury to Brandon McDonagh and Patrick Ward from Galway Hibs; all players and volunteers from Renmore AFC wish Brandon and Patrick a rapid recovery and hope to see them back in action if the teams meet again this season for another barnstormer.
Renmore AFC U12 team sponsored by Mr Waffle
Western Hygiene Supplies Division 2
Renmore B 2 - 2 West Utd B
Renmore B faced off against West United B in Renmore on Saturday afternoon. The game started at a frantic pace with both sides having early chances to score. Renmore got a foothold in the game when Alex O’Loughlin broke clear of the West defence and calmly slotted home to give Renmore the lead. Alex’s goal marks a continuation of the blistering start the young man has made in the early part of the season. Renmore continued to look dangerous from this point onwards, with Rob Mangan and Shane McHugh getting dangerous balls into the box. Rob Mangan was rewarded for his industry when he glided passed two West defenders and superbly finished into the bottom corner. West were not to be beaten however, and showed great character in rallying back in the second half and scoring two goals as the game finished 2-2. There was plenty of promise for Renmore to build on in the coming matches ahead.
OUGHTERARD 3-5 RENMORE AFC B
Western Hygiene Division 2 - 04/09/21
Five outstanding goals today for Renmore AFC with 2 from Rob Mangan, 2 from Kieron McGinty and 1 from young Alex O'Loughlin got the Renmore B's off to the best possible start to the season by claiming all 3 point's against a resolute Oughterard side.
Renmore got off to the worst start possible by conceding a sloppy goal within the first minute. An outstanding performance from then until the finish with some brilliant passages of play for long spells saw Renmore AFC take the game.
Renmore AFC controlled the first half and got their just reward when a well guided free kick, from man of the match Alan Hanley, found the head of Kieron McGinty and he made no mistake with his header to equalise the game.
Renmore pushed hard to find another but were hit with another sucker punch early in the 2nd half to go 2-1 down, but within a minute they were back on parity with a 30 yard thunder bolt from Kieron McGinty to yet again bring the game level.
Renmore pushed further forward and got their reward with 2 brilliant finishes from the outstanding Rob Mangan, one from a stunning free kick and another by some individual brilliance and trickery that capped off his second goal of the game. Then another from the boot of young Alex O'Loughlin who produced a brilliant performance from start to finish on his debut into Junior football.
MOM - Alan Hanley